Product Review: The May Lindstrom Line (And Why I Now Wash My Face With Dirt) [UPDATED]

Here’s the rub with natural face care lines: They can feel a bit samesame after a while. A non-foaming cleanser, an amazing oil, and maybe a lovely hydrosal toner or spray… Don’t get me wrong, we love this formula—less is more, and it’s precisely this simple well-executed combination of pure ingredients that made us first fall for the likes of Kahina, Stark, and Evan Healy. But once you have your faves, it’s hard to... Read More

Happy Friday Deal From Kahina Giving Beauty!

Aww, yeah! Our old favorites are back in time for the holidays, and not a minute too late. I, for one, have simultaneously run out of my brightening serum, toning mist (more here), and cleanser, all of which I swear by for everyday use. And, really, I’m not sure there’s anything I want more for Christmas than the things I depend on daily to keep me feeling (and, OK, looking) my best.* Some reasons we love the products, if you’re... Read More

How Often Do You Wash Your Face?

This morning I was poking around one of my favorite style-photography sites (the toujours-charmante Garance Doré’s) and saw the headline “Water.” In it, she pays her dermato a visit with a long list of questions and skincare concerns and comes away with just one startling piece of advice: “Your skin is very good. It’s just exhausted. The only thing you need is to: Stop water.“ I almost started to cry. I’ve been... Read More

Cetaphil: Why the Popular Cleanser Isn’t Doing Your Skin Any Favors

Below is a post from Well+GoodNYC, a web site devoted to beauty, health, wellness in its many forms that we absolutely love. Founded by journalists Melisse Gelula and Alexia Brue, W+G has become a go-to for us, and we hope it will be for you, too. You’ll see them around these parts every week, and we’re thrilled to have them! Cetaphil probably has the best PR of any facial soap. Beauty magazines gush over it as a no-frills $8 must-have.... Read More

Meet Our New Boy Hero: Sean Bonner, Dirty Bird

It’s obviously a great time to be a dirty bird. In July we confessed our hatred of soap and in November we felt vindicated by a New York Times article about people who are forgoing soap and other cleansers in an effort to embrace a more laissez faire (and healthy) approach to personal hygiene. Now, there’s a piece flying around the internet about a guy who stopped using soap and shampoo for a whole year, and liked it so much he has announced... Read More

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