Skin Care

This Five-Step Korean Skincare Routine Will Have You Glowing All-Day Long
The Korean skincare routine: every skincare enthusiast has subscribed to it, and those who haven’t yet, are a bit obsessed with knowing how it works. With state-of-the-art technology harnessing traditional rituals – not to mention the mind-blowing effects – it’s easy to see why the eerie but bodacious skincare routine...
Black woman treating lip discoloration
When we hear "hyperpigmentation", the first thing we think of tends to be acne marks and body scars, but what about lip discoloration? Darkening of the lips is something a lot of us deal with naturally, but it can also be a result of habits and environmental factors.  Sun overexposure, smoking,...
Products from problematic skin
Everyone has experienced problematic skin at least once. Whether it's an untimely forehead pimple or uncomfortable dry patches on your legs due to chronic eczema, troublesome skin can really put a damper on your comfort and self-esteem.  And while clearing up and evening out our skin woes is something that...
This Is Why Micellar Water is Essential to Your Skincare Routine
Ever wondered why Micellar Water is such a big deal? Well, in this post we will share why Micellar Water is essential to your skincare routine.  Ever since this French beauty staple hit the global market, it’s been impossible to find a skincare enthusiast who hasn’t tucked away a bottle...
Six Brilliant Reasons for Using Tea Tree Oil On Your Skin
Tea tree oil has been used to soothe skin inflammation and treat blemishes for centuries. But in a universe where technologically advanced ingredients and next-gen products steal the spotlight, does the essential oil still stand a chance as a favorable option for tackling skin-related issues? Well, according to a slew of...
Disguising hyperpigmentation and scars on brown and deep skin tones
Let's be real—unsightly scars and hyperpigmentation on your body can definitely put a damper on your confidence. I know for me personally, dealing with the aftermath of body acne left me scarred up and super insecure about wearing things like tank tops and shorts.  Unfortunately, I know this is something...
Dry Skin Solutions for Women of Color
In my opinion, dry skin is the most difficult skin type to deal with. Unlike other skin types, dry skin is the one that is most likely to suffer from premature aging, flakiness and irritation, and hard-to-treat inflammation such as eczema and psoriasis.  It's also the one skin type that...
Keys Soulcare
I may be a little out of the loop, but did you know Alicia Keys has her very own skincare brand? Yup! In September of last year, the artist and activist launched Keys Soulcare in partnership with certified dermatologist Dr. Renee Snyder.  After vowing to go makeup-free in 2016, Keys...
DIY Face Masks
While the hot summer days aren’t a year-long affair, the hyperpigmentation and dryness you picked up from the sun may, sadly, stick around. Although a trip to a fancy spa facial would rejuvenate the parched patches away, sometimes a refreshing DIY face mask is the way to go. Trust us on...
Naomi Osaka Kinlo Skin - Emily CottonTop
Tennis star Naomi Osaka is only 23-years old and has already started building a sturdy foundation for an unforgettable legacy. Aside from absolutely killing it in tennis—being that she is a four-time Grand Slam singles champion—she's also quite the entrepreneur. After becoming the face of Louis Vuitton last year, Osaka...
Skincare Mistakes - Emily CottonTop
It's actually pretty easy to make skincare mistakes because formulating the right regimen and routine is a relatively tricky task. Pairing the right cleanser, moisturizer, serum, and whatever else you have is truly a piece of work.  What order do you even put all the products in? Am I even...
We are catching flights, not feelings or the virus this season. Travelling is exhilarating and allows you to explore the wonders of nature and different cultures around the world. However, whether you’re taking a vacation to Kuala Lumpur or hopping off to the sunny beaches of Hawaii, planes have a...
Black Woman Stretch Marks - Best Products To Fade Them
A whole bunch of us have stretch marks. They are a product of pregnancy, weight loss, weight gain, and can even pop up during our adolescent growth spurts. No matter if you want to fade them or not, you first need to know that it's perfectly normal and okay...
Out of all the skin types, oily skin seems to be the one that is the hardest to bring into balance. While it's the least likely of all skin types to struggle with dryness and premature skin-aging, it's also the most likely to suffer from chronic skin issues like...
4 Black Girl Friendly Sunscreens That Are Must-Haves
One of the biggest myths in skincare is that those of us with more melanin don't need sunscreen. While skin cancer is less prevalent in the black community despite a great deal of us not actively practicing preventive measures against sun damage, this does not mean that we are immune...
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