All posts by Susannah Compton

About Susannah Compton

Susannah Compton is the founder and formulator behind Florescent, a line of 100% botanical perfumes she blends in small batches from organic and wild crafted aromatics. Plant-based skincare and cosmetics are a way of life for Susannah, who writes about clean beauty and the benefits of botanical ingredients for No More Dirty Looks, Thoughtfully Magazine and Integrity Botanicals. Florescent, however, is Susannah’s personal expression of healthy beauty. Susannah has been working with botanical aromatics for years, blending first for therapeutic purposes before delving into the art of perfumery. Having rarely experienced the depth and complexity of true botanicals in conventional perfume, she learned the art of blending and created what her heart desired — a scent that would move her the way perfume should. In search of those elevating, ethereal bouquets of scent, Susannah honed her skills behind the perfume bench. She launched Florescent in the spring of 2015 to share the lush experience and pleasing ritual of real perfume.

Summer Hair Essentials from Captain Blankenship

Once we coast through the month of May, summer feels official. And with summer comes the slow and lazy days that make this the ultimate season of relaxation. In this busy world we live in, I always welcome the much-needed slow-down of summer, and it’s reflected in everything I do, including my beauty routine.  One […]

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Lightweight Moisturizers for Warm Weather

Finding a lightweight moisturizer is no easy thing. Rich, indulgent creams and balms abound, but it’s tough to find that perfect moisturizer that actually hydrates while letting skin breath unencumbered by heavy ingredients. I ask a lot from lightweight moisturizers. They have to hydrate and leave my skin feeling comfortable so that fine lines are […]

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Introducing PRITI NYC

A fresh manicure or pedicure never fails to bring me smiles for days. This little self-indulgence has a way of making me feel lovely even if the rest of my look isn’t so put together. There’s just something irresistibly pretty about colorful, glossy nails, but like many products in the beauty industry, nail polish has […]

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Clean Beauty Picks for Spring

  Spring is here! Well, kind of — depending on where you live, you might still be experiencing winter temps. I know I am, but that hasn’t kept me from swapping out for spring colors (hello Priti NYC nail polish and Lily Lolo makeup!) so I can pretend that spring is indeed here. That said, […]

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Ingredient Spotlight: Jojoba Oil

Could there be one, perfect botanical oil for all your skin and hair care needs? Jojoba oil certainly comes close, if you ask me. Through the height of the coconut oil and argan oil craze—(remember when your Pinterest feed was brimming with these two?)—I often found myself reaching for jojoba oil instead. This golden beauty […]

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Why Phenoxyethanol Doesn’t Belong In Your Products

The personal care and cosmetics industry is pretty savvy when it comes to the bottom line. In response to consumer safety concerns, many products that line the shelves of beauty stores, supermarkets, and pharmacies are touted as free from parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, and more in an effort to capture the market share of people […]

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Jasmine Delights

    Tis the season for hearts and chocolates—but don’t let roses steal the Valentine’s Day show. Save those prim petals for next year, and let jasmine be your love inspiration instead. Jasmine, the “queen of the night”, is no doubt a seductress with its sultry, heady floral scent, which can also be sweet, peachy, […]

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Fresh Faced with Lily Lolo Makeup

This week, Integrity Botanicals launches a cult-favorite in the green beauty world—Lily Lolo! This vegan, organic makeup line offers makeup that is healthy and high performing, and the colors range from practical to glamorous. The best part? It’s super easy to use, even for the makeup-challenged. My go-to fresh faced look for everyday is easy […]

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A Few of My Favorite Beauty Discoveries in 2016

With 2016 out of the way, I have to say—it wasn’t all bad! At least where natural skincare products are concerned, I discovered and enjoyed many beautiful, practical, and nontoxic items that really brightened my year. Before we move on to what’s new and fabulous in 2017, let’s talk about some of the products that […]

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MUN Akwi Purifying Cleanser and Argan Oil

MUN, a longtime favorite brand, has just launched a new cleanser, and it’s holy grail status for me all day. With incredible products already in their well-edited line like the Aknari Youth Brightening Serum and the Anarose Toner, I trust that when MUN releases a new product, it’s going to be a knockout—but I honestly […]

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