Cucumber extract

eos Cucumber Melon Lip Balm Review: It's like candy for your lips

This is the cutest package of cucumber melon lip balm you'll ever meet—I just wish it would tone down the fragrance.

eos is a lowercase acronym that stands for “evolution of smooth.” You’ve probably seen this company’s distinctive lip balms at the drugstore before—they come in these round “spheres” that are pretty awesome.The surface area of each orb is much larger than your average tube of ChapStick. A friend recently gave me a pack of eos cucumber melon lip balm and it instantly put a smile on my face…after all, I’m a sucker for beautiful (and recyclable!)…

Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield SPF 30 Sunscreen Review

This part-primer, part-sunscreen is truly transparent (won't leave a white cast), non-comedogenic, and offers decent UV protection.

I can’t believe this Saturday is the first day of autumn. But according to the EPA UV index widget, my zip code still had a pretty high UV index today: 6. So don’t go thinking that you can put away the sunscreen just yet (or ever). I’m still slowly working my way through Sephora’s Sun Safety Kit, and today’s post will focus on a chemical sunscreen: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield SPF 30 Sunscreen.

Thayers cucumber toner review: an alternative to double cleansing

This refreshing cucumber toner gently removes any lingering debris after you've washed your face.

I’ve harbored mixed feelings about the importance of using toner as part of one’s skincare routine. I’ve used toners off and on since my teenage years. I suspect that most of the positive effects were psychological—using toner made my face feel cleaner than using face wash alone. Recently, I’ve been using Thayers Cucumber Toner, and I think it might continue to play a regular role in my skincare routine, for a number of reasons that I’ll go into later in this post.