Over the past four years, I’ve tried everything I could to combat my hair breakage. I finally feel like I have a winning routine — but it took years to get there, and along the way I tried more things that didn’t work than those that did. Read on for more — or listen to our new Olaplex-focused podcast report!
Hairstory New Wash review: Grade A+ I have a tumor in my head and I can still say that the most depressing, stressful, and upsetting health condition I’ve ever experienced was hair loss.
Here’s our Lush Dream Cream review. In short: A legit miracle worker. Read on or listen to our Lush Dream Cream story in the podcast below! What they say: “What makes Dream Cream so effective? It contains every ingredient nature makes for soothing sore skin! One of our proudest product achievements ever.”
Here’s our Supergoop sunscreen review — specifically, the SuperPower Sunscreen Mousse Broad Spectrum SPF 50. In short: Don’t leave home without it. (Sometimes I do, but I try not to.) What they say: “A lightweight, whipped, antioxidant-rich mousse with SPF 50 protection.” Our grade: A The Supergoop sunscreen review: Sunscreens are tricky, right? Not gonna lie: I have trouble getting into the habit of wearing one. This is primarily because — well, primarily because I don’t want to. But the secondary reason was because I couldn’t find one that didn’t make me break out. Then came Supergoop.
Here’s our Marc Jacobs Youthquake Hydra-full Retexturizing Gel Crème Moisturizer review. In short: Smells nice, looks good, but a pass. Read below, or try our new beauty product podcast! What they say: “A multitasking moisturizer, with powerful pineapple enzymes and encapsulated sodium hyaluronate, that provides deep hydration and rexturizing results for a glowing, makeup-ready canvas.” Our grade: C- Most explicative Sephora comment headline: “I actually don’t love this product.”
Here’s our Ouai Rose Hair and Body Oil Review review. In short: Can’t live without it. At least as a body oil. What they say: “A head-to-toe hydrator that doubles as a perfume.” Our grade: A Most explicative Sephora comment headline: “Nice for body, not for hair” The Ouai Rose Hair and Body Oil Review: Is there anything that smells as nice as this body oil? OK, so, officially this is a hair oil as well, though it was useless for me — my hair doesn’t love an oil, especially in the summer, so I’m just going to skip that particular functionality.
Here’s our Tom Ford shimmering body oil review. In short: What a waste. What they say: “A shimmering body that oil captures the sultry effect of sunkissed summer skin and tempts the senses with a fragrance of scorching sensuality.” Our grade: F Most explicative Sephora comment headline: “This is literally oil and glitter.” The Tom Ford Shimmering Body Oil Review: This is a ridiculous product.
Here’s our Sunday Riley Juno review. In short: Hard pass. What they say: “An obsession-worthy face oil, Juno gives an instant glow to dehydrated skin by restoring and rehydrating the skin’s natural moisture barrier with a blend of organic, cold-pressed, antioxidant-rich, superfood seed oils.” Our grade: D Most explicative Sephora comment headline: “That is $125 I will never see again.” The Sunday Riley Juno Review: My expectations for Juno were high, not least because it comes in one of the most beautiful bottles I’ve ever seen, like iittala bird beautiful: a yellow-to-purple ombré in a gorgeous glass container. But this did nothing—nothing for my face.
Here’s our Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip cleanser review. In short: Don’t say we didn’t warn you. What they say: “Gentle, plant-based cleanser pulls out impurities while pulling in clean hydration, for smaller-looking pores and a clean, radiant complexion.” Our grade: F Most explicative Sephora comment headline: “Wtf is this awful new version” (Also: “it smells terrible (like chemicals or toilet cleansers)”) The Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser Review: Goodness knows what happened here. The old — and beloved — Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip is no more, though here’s a positive review of the original one, with pump dispenser and higher-end ingredients like neroli oil. Where have you gone, friends? What budgeting shortfall did you fall victim to?
Here’s our Sunday Riley Good Genes review. In short: A forever product, shame about the price. What they say: “An all-in-one AHA treatment, powered by lactic acid, that clarifies, smooths, and retexturizes the appearance of skin.” Our grade: A+ The Sunday Riley Good Genes Review: Honestly, I’d be happier if this didn’t work. I don’t need magical potions that cost between $105 and $158, depending on bottle size — ideally, I would like products that positively affect my mood and are free, like sunshine and starry nights. Alas. Here we are.