Skincare ABC’s: ‘G’ is for Glycerin

Skincare ABC’s: ‘G’ is for Glycerin

Hey there good lookin'- welcome back to another Skincare ABC's post! In today's post, we will be discussing glycerin, a common skincare and make-up ingredient. What is Glycerin? Glycerin (also called glycerol) is a naturally-occurring compound, found in animal and vegetable fats and oils. Glycerol can also be synthesized from carbohydrates such as corn/cane syrup [...]

Skincare ABCs: ‘F’ is for Ferulic Acid

Skincare ABCs: ‘F’ is for Ferulic Acid

Welcome back to another Skincare ABCs post! This week, we will be covering the potent antioxidant, Ferulic acid. There is a lot less information/research out there about ferulic acid than some of the skincare ingredients we've discussed previously in this series. However, the research that has been done (and my personal experience) is impressive enough [...]

Maybelline SuperStay Full Coverage Foundation Review

As a skincare junkie first, and a make-up lover second, it should come as no surprise that my guilty pleasure make-up purchase is foundation. I just love the look of flawless skin. No matter how dressed up or down you are, a gorgeous complexion is always a good look. It has been a hot second [...]

Skincare ABCs: ‘E’ is for EGCG

Skincare ABCs: ‘E’ is for EGCG

Hello lovelies! It has been a hot second since I've done a Skincare ABCs post (whoops), so today's post is long overdue. The ingredient we will be discussing today is epigallocatechin gallate, also known as EGCG. What is it? How does it work? EGCG is the most abundant catechin in green tea. Which basically is [...]

Double-masking: Sephora & Dr. Jart Mask Review

Double-masking: Sephora & Dr. Jart Mask Review

For today's post, I'm sharing one of my FAVORITE things to do....masking! I know some people are totally anti-masks because they don't find them effective, or they don't like the mess. I personally love using face masks- I have several masks I find effective and relaxing...and lets be real... I can't be the only person who [...]

Sephora Holiday Bonus Event Recommendations

The holidays are fast approaching, and along with them come one of my favorite events of the year- the Sephora Holiday Bonus Event! If you are a beauty junky like me, you probably already know that sales at Sephora are a rare occurrence, usually only happening twice a year. Once in the Spring, and once [...]

Skincare ABCs: ‘B’ is for Beta Hydroxy Acid

Skincare ABCs: ‘B’ is for Beta Hydroxy Acid

Happy Halloween y'all- and welcome to the second week of ‘The Skincare ABC’s’ on The Amanda Kennedy Blog! I know last weeks post was a long one, so buckle up. This week, we are covering a similar topic. Beta hydroxy acids, or BHAs. WHAT are BHAs? As far as cosmetics go, BHAs refer to the ingredient [...]