Is Glossier’s Invisible Shield Worth The Hype?

It’s no secret that incorporating sunscreen into your daily skincare routine is a necessity. While it’s not so much the amount of candles on you birthday cake that show your age, but the years of sun damage. For me, wearing sunscreen is not an option. I have oily, acne prone skin and use a tretinoin gel at night, which makes my face extremely sensitive to the sun. My dermatologist suggested I use a daily sunscreen with avobenzone acting as a key ingredient in it to ensure protection from UVA rays. Needless to say, I’ve tried many different sunscreens. Ready to…

Herbivore Phoenix Cell Regenerating Facial

Since puberty, many of us were taught that oil was the enemy; the cause of breakouts and greasy skin. With oil-free cleansers and lotions heavily marketed, who wasn’t to believe that our 10th grade breakouts were caused by oil, rather than overactive hormones? Now, incorporating a facial oil is a staple in any skincare routine. A common problem many young women and men run into is finding out which facial oil works best for their skin type. This can be difficult due to the wide variety we see marketed in stores and online; with over 80 face oils alone being…

Glossier

New face, who this? Let’s talk Glossier; a brand that’s breaking the contemporary mannequin mold of beauty and makes us rethink skincare. Created by founder Emily Weiss in 2014, their philosophy is that skincare comes 1st, makeup 2nd. “Hi! We’re Glossier, a beauty company inspired by what girls need in real life. We’re creating the new essentials: easy-to-use basics that form the backbone to your unique beauty routine.” – via Glossier website Aside from the aesthetically pleasing packaging and sleek social media feed, Glossier focuses on “beauty in real life,” using women of all skin colors and ethnicities to promote…