Category Archives: Behind the Scenes

Video: The Other Skincare Company

One doesn’t usually expect a skincare line made for sensitive and acne-prone skin to also be luxurious and rich, but such is the beautiful paradox of The Other Skincare Company. The brand was created with the goal to establish and maintain a healthy skin barrier, which is one of those concepts that a lot of […]

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d’still Live!

(Read all the way to the end for details on how to win your own 3-piece d’still travel set!) Three time zones. Two cameras. One fantastic conversation! On Tuesday, I had the pleasure of talking to Ula Blocksage, founder and formulator of d’still. I have written about the brand in the past, here in this piece […]

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Team Picks: Best Products of 2021

You all. I think I’m finally growing up. This assignment, which used to be my least favorite because it’s so challenging has, this year, become my *most* favorite BECAUSE it’s so challenging! I might really be an actual adult at last! This is our FOURTH Annual Staff Picks Best Of roundup and I’m finally embracing […]

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What is the Supply Chain?

I don’t know about you, but, until recently, I had never given much thought to “the supply chain.” Which is strange, considering that I’ve put considerable research time into finding out where the ingredients for my beauty products are grown, how they’re processed, who formulates them, and other details like that that many consumers don’t […]

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An Intuitive Visit with Max & Me

Many of you who read this blog regularly will remember that I was lucky enough to be in Vienna, Austria in 2017, and to visit the manufactory of one of my favorite brands, Max & Me. Tanja and Max invited my family and me into their home, their garden, and into the studio where they made their magical […]

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Why Is This Product Different?

Have you ever wondered why your favorite balm or cream is sometimes a slightly different texture or color? Ever wondered why scents vary the tiniest bit from batch to batch of your favorite body oil? Or why the color of a serum isn’t quite the same as it looked in the picture you saw online? […]

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