Essential Oils in Skincare: Fad or Fab?

So, I’ve been noticing more and more facial serums with essential oils in them, with anti-aging, tightening, brightening, as well as anti-taché properties. Just a few months ago I was so curious about the cult favourite, Vintner’s Daughter’s (as it is probably one of the most prestigious facial serums in the market- at $185 for 30ml),…

Toners, Tonics & Facial Mists: Do They Hydrate or Dehydrate the Skin?

Facial Mists For decades I’ve noticed women would frequently use hydrating mists on their face, most commonly on planes or at the office especially when the heater has been cranked up high. I’ve always wondered about this, “does the product truly hydrate the skin? If so then why do they have a tendency to spray…

Physical vs. Chemical Exfoliants 101 + Know Your Acids

There is always a misconception when we hear exfoliants. It does not necessary mean “microbeads” or “scrubs”. It could simply mean acids. Also, I think most of my clients naturally freak out when I mentioned acids. I think we tend to forget that our skin’s acid mantles pH is at 4.5 to 5.5pH. Therefore, unlike…