Hi BOND EN AVANT Readers (new and returning!)-
I really appreciate you taking the time to check out my beauty blog!
It’s crazy to think I started this passion project just a few years ago. Since then, I’ve learned so much from interviewing aestheticians, plastic surgeons, and innovative beauty founders.
Everything I learn, I love to share with you guys here on the blog in posts, like “A Celebrity Aestheticians Secrets For Young Skin,” “Ingredients To Avoid When You’ve Over-Exfoliated Your Skin,” “Everything You Need To Know About Lip Lifts,” and more.
Recently, motherhood has become are huge part of my life – the best part, really. I delivered our baby girl, Chloe, this year and topics surrounding motherhood, like which skincare ingredients to avoid, how we got our two-month old to sleep through the night, and a Chinese red date tea I used to make labor short and smooth (it was only 8ish hours and drug-free) have popped up on the blog.
But I think most people who find my blog come here for the pieces I’ve written about my struggles with perioral dermatitis.
If you’ve looking for information on perioral dermatitis, I suggest you check out these blog posts:
- “How I Drastically Cleared Up My Perioral Dermatitis In Two Weeks”
- “Rebalance Your Skin Microbiome: The Key To Getting Rid Of Your Acne”
- “The Best Products For Healing A Damaged Skin Barrier”
- “Why You Should Use Milk Cleansers If You Have Sensitive Skin”
Originally, my blog was about all kinds of beauty, but as I learned more about ingredients, I started to shift away from harmful chemicals and began focusing on nontoxic skincare; skincare that does not contain known harmful chemicals.
Synthetics are okay in my mind, as long as they’re safe synthetics; ingredients made in a lab. I think there’s a misconception in the green beauty world where people think natural is the only thing that equates to safe. This is not true. There are safe synthetics, like polyglyceryl-3 diisostearate which is an emulsifier that binds water and oil, it’s just about looking at ingredient labels and investigating what everything is and if its safe or not – which is exactly what I do.
To read about some of my favorite nontoxic products from 2017 (2018 piece coming soon!) check out this piece – “The Best Nontoxic Beauty Products I Tested.”