Review: Aveeno Calm + Restore Triple Oat Serum and Oat Gel Moisturiser

When one of my faves Dr Shereene Idriss mentioned this range, I knew I had to check it out. Prior to now, when you need to hydrate your skin, everyone reaches for hyaluronic acid but we have since realized it is not the only hydrator that exists. This range also has a cleanser but I […]

Skinimalism; why you need to whittle down your stash.

I had said at the beginning of the year that I see this trending this year and I think I was right! I have seen quite a few pages talk about this and also practice it. Also there has been a decline in the number of “shelfies” with tons of products on display …mayne its […]

Review of the Garden of Wisdom (GOW) Serums I love

Those who have followed me for a while know how much I love Garden of Wisdom serums. I have had a few of their serums in rotation for about 2 years or more and while they have a huge selection of products from serums to toners to moisturisers and facial oils, I will highlight the […]

Roundup of sunscreen products that do not leave a white cast on darker skintones.

The many reasons for black women not wearing sunscreen is first of all feeling darker skintones do not need sunscreen and the other reason is the dreaded white cast/purple/blue cast. Even those who apply forget to reapply. Below is a list of sunscreens that do not leave a cast on darker skintones. Those marked (*), […]

Skincare through the ages

One thing I notice while reviewing routines is that people don’t use the right products for their age. Those with otherwise no contraindication for retinol in their 40s are not using it or using the same skincare as their teenager. Using the right products can take your skin fromx a 10 to a 100 and […]

Keratosis Pilaris

Keratosis Pilaris a.k.a “KP” a.k.a “chicken skin’ a.k.a “strawberry legs” is a very common skin condition. It affects both children and adults. More bothersome than harmful, it is easily recognizable and can be treated at home. What is KP? It is a skin condition which occurs as a result of excess keratin on the skin […]