The How-to’s on Freckles and Sunspots

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

Black Friday Sale

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

A Packaging Dilemma. An Inside Look into Your Skin Care Jars

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 I Have to Be a Chemist to Shop for Skin Care ?

  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 ?