Hyperpigmentation (aka HP) occurs when a patch of skin becomes darker than its surrounding area due to increased melanin. Sun spots (solar lentigines) and melasma are among the most common forms of hyperpigmentation. Melasma is a specific type of HP that is associated with hormonal changes and appears as gray-brown patches on the face. 90% … More The How-to’s on Freckles and Sunspots
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you enjoyed a beautiful day with friends and family. Thank you for reading and supporting my blog each week. As you may know, my product line is S4 Skincare and we have just announced our Black Friday Sale. We’re offering 25% off the entire website. Simply use the code ‘S4BLACKFRIDAY’ … More Black Friday Sale
By my calculation, if you’re a makeup wearer, you may remove makeup up to 21K times in your lifetime. If that’s the case, let’s get it right! Makeup varies in thickness, texture, and consistency, e.g., powder, cream, powder over a cream. Then there is waterproof and water-based mascara. And let’s not forget our lipstick. Let’s start with … More Makeup Removal Do’s and Don’ts
When we think about our body, we usually think about our skin, hair, and how we’re feeling at the moment. We rarely think about all of the things that go into making the magic happen. We adorn ourselves with jewelry to reflect our personality made up of all of the magnificent metals and minerals that … More Diamonds and Minerals are a Girl’s Best Friend
Prior to launching our line, my partner and I performed market research by canvassing the downtown San Francisco area. We asked people to spend several minutes of their time answering questions about their likes and dislikes about skin care and packaging. The vast majority felt that heavy-bottomed glass jars were a sign of luxury, and … More A Packaging Dilemma. An Inside Look into Your Skin Care Jars
Do you need a degree in chemistry to understand which ingredients are safe and why they are used? Often, deciphering an ingredient list is no easy task. For instance, consider our Simplified Face + Body Toner. Upon first glance, ingredients can look like a foreign language: Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Aqua (Water), Alcohol, Glycerin, … More Do I Have to Be a Chemist to Shop for Skin Care ?