World Traveler Skincare: Top 9 Travel Skincare Tips

Ever gotten off a plane thinking, I wonder if my epidermis is in baggage claim? Or put mentholated vaginal wash on a rash after desperately trying (and failing) to navigate a pharmacy in a foreign country? What about an epic breakout the night before a big meeting or your best friend’s beach wedding? Skincare can’t be suspended just because you’re not at home. …

Wondering If You Need A Makeup Remover? You Do.

Because what goes on, must come off, and makeup removers do that faster and more completely than just cleansing.  Why is this even important? 1) Makeup Isn’t Sleepwear Some makeup (like Skintelligent Beauty) may be safer and more skin-loving than others that contain allergens and comedogens, but all makeup has to come off at the end of the day. Sleep is when …

Makeup Isn't Sleepwear: Let Your Skin Rest & Recover

Some makeup may be safer and more skin-loving than others that contain allergens and comedogens, but ALL makeup has to come off at the end of the day. The obvious reasons, we already know: keeping makeup on overnight is keeping your entire day on overnight. For sensitive skin, increased exposure to anything can increase the risk of a …

Jess Arnaudin, Green Beauty and Travel Writer

Jess Arnaudin Green Beauty and Travel Writer New York, NY Jess Arnaudin is an expert skin therapist, makeup artist, beauty writer and adventure seeker on a mission to examine beauty beyond boundaries. Jess combines her 6+ years of experience within New York City’s spa industry with an insatiable curiosity to find the best eco-beauty experiences around …

Makeup Hack: Anti-Aging "Tan" with Virgin Coconut Oil!

This Gorgeous Anti-Aging Tan Is Made In The Shade! There is just no upside to tanning. It leads to skin cancer (deadly) or leathery, wrinkly photo-aging (mummification). This virgin coconut oil-rich bronzing technique lets you channel Raquel Welch circa “One Million Years B.C.” … without looking one million years old. What you need: Tarte-Ă -Tan Antioxidant Bronzing “Coco” Powder …

Why Is Coconut Oil So Great at Removing Makeup?

We already know that virgin coconut oil — specifically pure, organic (not RBD, or Refined, Bleached, Deodorized) VCO — is a godsend for very sensitive or reacting skin. But why is it so good at removing makeup? First, Less Removes More: You need less of it to remove a lot of makeup…even heavy performance makeup intended to …

Skinthusiast Mariza Hourani: My Life Has Been a Fairytale :)

Did you know that most VMV Hypoallergenics models are family members, good friends, work colleagues and real fans of the brand? Meet Mariza Hourani, a Lebanese-British-Spanish-Philippine stunner who’s also my longtime bootcamp trainer’s daughter. Her dad’s seen me balloon through pregnancies and work myself to a purple-faced mess to get fit again. He trained my dad through his …

Man Makeup

Grooming is in. I like the term grooming because I think that men are more likely to be open to “grooming” than to makeup. Makeup can seem like it’s for women only, and that it would be awkward to wear. I see this a lot on shoots with men who try to avoid “the makeup chair.” Grooming, on the other hand, is basic care. …