Intro to Extracts – Translating Scientific Jargon to English

I like researching extracts. I spend an inordinate amount of time decoding ingredient lists and then falling down the rabbit hole of reading about all of the cool stuff they can do.

One day, I will absolutely be starting a series spotlighting some of the most common and fun extracts, but for now, I’m going to leave you guys with something that I find to be helpful: another pretty picture.

If I’m being lazy or need a quick reference for a certain ingredient, I like having graphics to share with people or refer back to. People are more likely to remember things when they look cute! …and by people, I mainly just mean me…and I’m projecting onto you guys so I have an excuse for spending too much time making these graphics.

ANYWAYS. Here’s the first of (probably) many.

skincare extract infographic

Enjoy! <3

Three Quick Sun Safety Tips: An Infographic

As summer considers rearing its ugly, sweaty head for the year, you’ll probably see posts from me in the near future about sun protection and how I cope with the utter misery that is summer in the South. But for now, because I’m not emotionally prepared to admit that summer is going to happen, I’m going to leave you guys with a fun infographic instead.

Remember that UPF clothing is probably the best non-sunscreen invention ever, and always go wild with SPF application.

sun safety infographic

Product Review: A Couple of Affordable Masks For Daily Use

I’m a “sheet mask every day” kinda girl. Sheet masking helps me with the constant battle I’m fighting against dehydrated skin.

That being said, it can be a bit of an expensive habit if I’m not careful. This is why I’m always on the lookout for inexpensive, decent masks.

Today I’m going to share a couple of the best, most affordable masks I’ve tried.

cartoon woman with mud mask and cucumbers

Read more

How to Boost Collagen Production at Home: Vitamin C

In my previous post, I probably crushed lots of hopes and dreams by pointing out that the expensive collagen creams and supplements on the market aren’t actually causing any lasting changes in the amount of collagen your body makes.

So, to make up for that, today I’m going to tell you about one of the things you CAN slather onto your skin to promote real, lasting change on the collagen front.

I’m talking about vitamin C serum. Pls don’t slather fresh oranges on your face.

Read more