The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% Review

Azelaic acid may help fight acne and inflammation, but this formula is a bit too thick and silicone-heavy.

When I first visited the DECIEM store in NYC last April, I picked up a bottle of The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% upon the store associate’s recommendation. I’ve been using a pea-sized amount every morning for months now, per instructions from The Ordinary customer service team (I emailed them for help). In this post, I’ll finally be sharing my honest thoughts on The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% (spoiler alert: this post is categorized under “disappointing…

The best NYC skincare shopping destinations

Whether you're living in NYC or just visiting, here are some of my favorite places to shop for skincare products.

Whenever I travel, I love getting a glimpse of local life by visiting a neighborhood grocery store or pharmacy. Everything looks exotic—even regular things like crackers, bar soap, and cough drops. The other day, I realized that I’m living in a city that hosts tons of brick-and-mortar shopping destinations that should interest locals and tourists alike. In fact, SoHo has become a hotbed for many online-first companies like Casper, Warby Parker, Everlane, and Cuyana—all of these companies…

3 reasons why CVS is great for skincare

From free samples to vending machines, here are a few reasons why I think CVS is the best major retail pharmacy chain for skincare enthusiasts.

CVS is my favorite major retail pharmacy chain. The company gained my respect when it made the bold choice to stop selling cigarettes in 2014. Since then, I’ve seen it continue to do some pretty innovative things. Here are my top three reasons why CVS is the best store for skincare enthusiasts.