I first learned about Glossier a few years ago, as I was listening to a podcast, Call Your Girlfriend. Glossier was sponsoring the podcast and advertising a product known as the Boy Brow. Since then, it’s really exploded and become a cult favorite among beauty and skincare lovers. Glossier does a great job with marketing. I really want to buy their serums simply because they’re packaged so nicely. But recently, as I was browsing through /r/SkincareAddiction, I noticed several people…
I recently started reading the National Eczema Association’s blog, which is a great resource for people who deal with eczema in their everyday lives. Many of the contributors are medical professionals who really know their stuff. Today I’m going to share something I learned from this article: “…olive oil can disrupt the skin’s natural barrier when used as a moisturizer. This is likely because it contains irritating fatty acids such as oleic acids.”
You may be surprised to see how many times “alcohol” appears in the ingredients for common drug store skincare products. Isn’t alcohol drying? So why would companies include alcohols in skincare—especially in products that claim to be hydrating/moisturizing?