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I Lasered My Face in the Name of Beauty

Hailing from LA, Skin Laundry has been likened to the ‘Drybar of Facials’, serving up facials quicker than a sweetgreen line. There is only one facial on the menu, the Laser Facial, which is supposedly safe for all skin types. Game to try anything once, I visited the TriBeCa shop for a lunchtime facial. ...
Lush Cosmetics Wants You To Get Naked

Lush Cosmetics Wants You To Get Naked

You probably know Lush Cosmetics for two things: their glitter-filled bath bombs, and their love for the Earth and everything within it. The brand has been at the helm of ethical beauty for over 20 years, and they’re pushing a major wave of eco and social consciousness into the mainstream beauty industry. ...
bags under eyes, Home Remedies for Dark Circles and Bags Under Eye Treatments

How to Finally Get Rid of Those Pesky Under-Eye Bags

I have no idea who coined the term “bags” as a catchall for eye puffiness and dark circles, but boy are they prevalent. Most of us suffer from occasional bags, whether from genetic, environmental or lifestyle causes. The under eye area is the thinnest of skin, about .5mm thick compared to the 2mm no ...
The Natural Fask Mask That Gave Me Major Hydration 1

The Natural Fask Mask That Gave Me Major Hydration

I’m alarmingly unafraid of chemicals on my face and a bit dubious of granola health store, all-natural claims for beauty remedies. So when Manuka Honey landed on my desk, I sneezed at it having any real benefits. Still never one to pass up a beauty experiment, I gave it a very messy whirl and I’m hooked. ...
sunscreen, Your Face Called, it Wants You to Read This

Your Face Called, it Wants You to Read This

For fellow boneheads, not wearing sunscreen is the equivalent of asking to look like a dressed down Melisandre, and if you listen close enough, you can hear a collective uproar from the army of dutiful potions and serums screaming for protection.
soapwalla, Skincare & Acceptance: A Match Made in Soapwalla’s Kitchen

Skincare & Acceptance: A Match Made in Soapwalla’s Kitchen

When it comes to standing up for what she believes in, Rachel Winard does not just “talk the talk.” And that goes for everything: from well-made, natural skincare, all the way to social issues of acceptance and equality. Through her brand Soapwalla, Rachel makes her beliefs a reality.
shaving, The Lazy Girl's Guide to Smooth Legs 1

The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Smooth Legs

Like most of my friends, winter permits me sporting a nice fuzzy buffer of leg-hair until the uncomfortable prickles against jeans sensation overtakes the smug joy of laziness. The blistering heat of summer requires a pronounced step up of the shaving game.
How to Get a Perfectly Beat Face, as Told by The Drag Queens Who Do it Best

How to Get a Perfectly Beat Face, as Told by The Drag Queens Who Do it Best

Anyone who's anyone knows that you need a good beat face to get anything done these days. You know, a makeup look that's so full of power and awe that you just look truly stunning. So we searched high and low to find the best teachers to show us how to get that beat look done right. And who better t
Charcoal: C’Mon Baby Light My Fire? 1

Charcoal: C’Mon Baby Light My Fire

Barbeque season is here! Bags of charcoal have suddenly cropped up at every grocery store, and while I am channeling my inner Girl-Scout-singing-chimney-sweeper, I am wondering how these lumps have worked their way into a global beauty fad.
Your Next Facial Cleanser is Just Around the Corner

Your Next Facial Cleanser is Just Around the Corner

Remember when jumping in the pool counted as a shower? Or the hours spent outside shamelessly sunbathing? Then our brazen youth blossoms into a self-conscious state, and we adopt some more stringent bathing rituals (hopefully!) and line up for society’s norms. Perhaps the most unified rule of growin ...
What is the Pink Tax, and Why Do We Need to Ax it?

What is the Pink Tax, and Why Do We Need to Ax it?

The pink tax, also known as the reason why women usually pay more on identical products to those marketed towards men, has become a louder conversation within beauty and lifestyle industries. Guys, it’s time to #axthepinktax. Beauty and lifestyle brands have been jumping on this bandwagon to make ge ...