Musings

What's the deal with CBD skincare?

CBD is taking the world by storm. Learn what it is, why it differs from hemp seed oil, and why it may show promise for skincare.

CBD is all the rage, with many people praising its ability to relieve pain, cure anxiety, and help treat epilepsy-related seizers. There are also a number of skincare products on the market that contain CBD oil, and claim to deliver benefits. But do they work?

How to choose natural shampoo for healthier hair

According to my hair stylist, using more natural hair care products can help reduce frizziness. But determining what 'natural' means is harder than it seems.

I only get a haircut two to three times a year, because: I’m lazy and my hair grows at a snail’s pace. But every time I do, I always ask my hair stylist for tips on choosing a shampoo and conditioner that will make my hair healthier and less frizzy. One stylist recommended Aveeno shampoo, which is something I still include in my rotation. The other day, I asked my hair stylist for her thoughts, and she recommended shopping for “natural” hair care products at Whole Foods…

Guide to upcycling disappointing beauty products: How to find a second life for stuff you didn't like

If a product isn't worth repurchasing, you don't always need to stop using it altogether. Here's how I found new uses for a disappointing toner, shampoo, and face wash.

I write about a good number of products that have disappointed me—either because they irritated my skin, led to breakouts, or just didn’t seem to be doing much for me at all. But because I was raised by immigrant parents who know what it’s like to go without such luxuries, I try not to automatically dispose of products before trying to think of a way to upcycle it. Without further ado, I’d like to share a few of my most recent attempts to give disappointing products a new lease…