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

The No-Soap Challenge: The Results Are In! (And We Have a Winner)

What a great challenge! We got DOZENS of amazing testimonials from you brave souls and it was tough to choose a winner—but we did. First though, here are some highlights from your responses: —Virtually none of you had smell issues without soap. If you did, they seemed to pass quickly. —Only one of you felt you really needed to go back to soaping your pits after a few days, but you saw drastic improvements elsewhere. —Many, if not most of you,... Read More

The No-Soap Challenge—Join Us! (There’s a Prize.)

Inspired by Sean Bonner, our friends at GOOD who are braving the stink, as well as our own growing disdain for soap, we have a challenge for you, dear readers. And this one could have serious payoff! Here goes: —For the next two weeks, or for at least 5 days between now and January 26th, we want you to give up soap entirely. You can still shower, rinse, rinse, do your thing. But hands off the bar of soap and body wash. —Then, instead of sending... Read More