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Product Review: Tony Moly Earth Beauty Rice Mask Sheet

Tony Moly Rice Mask Review

One day, I went to Wawa on 36th street as I sometimes do to buy coffee. Somehow I found myself walking into Urban Outfitters and saw they were having a $10 for 3 face mask sale. I’d had been wanting to try face sheet masks for a while anyway so I got them. All three were from Korean brand Tony Moly.

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Hair Care Skin Care

#AskCosme: Period Acne and Dyed Hair

#AskCosme: Period Acne and Dyed Hair

Have a beauty question you need answering? You can submit it here or e-mail me at sarah@cosmelagos.com.  My ability to write blogposts like this directly depends on you sending me questions. So please do!

Jolade*(name changed) was cool enough to send me an e-mail. Please be like Jolade, she doesn’t have two heads. She needed suggestions to help with her facial and hair care. Below is what she sent:

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Skin Care Useful Information

Yeah, Oats Have Cleansers

I was boiling Quaker oats to make myself a healthy breakfast one morning when I noticed the water bubbling. The bubbles looked very soap-like and I immediately began to wonder if certain compounds found in oats could have cleansing properties.

So I started looking around. I found that I was in fact right: there are compounds found in many plants called saponins, which perform a variety of functions including cleansing.

Saponins are made up of complex water-soluble glucosides (sugars) bound to oil-soluble sapogenins (steroid or triterpene based). This amphiphilic structure  is what helps to make saponins naturally foamy and cleansing. This property makes them surfactants. Continue Reading

Skin Care

CompareContrast: Lancome Vs. NYX

Lancome La Base Pro Hydra Glow Primer, NYX Born to Glow Illuminator

Last week, I compared two similarly priced face masks and showed just how similar they really are. This week I’m looking at two primers: one from a luxury brand, the other from a drugstore brand. Both brands are owned by L’oreal as were the brands explored last week.

Below are links, prices and ingredients all taken from ulta.com.

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