Is it Worth the Price? Hynt Beauty Sun Prep Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen (50 mL/1.7 oz)

  Shopping for skincare products as a black woman can sometimes feel like searching for an expensive needle in an ashy, off-colour haystack. Regular readers of this blog might remember that part of the impetus for Chidi Beauty’s existence was my quest to find a clean, physical sunblock that would…

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Little Barn Apothecary Rose + Black Pepper Botanical Body Lotion (8 fl oz/236 mL)

  As unpopular as it may be, I have a confession to make: I still use body lotion and I like it.  There. I said it.  And I am not ashamed.  All kidding aside, body lotion fell drastically out of favour years ago and green beauty brands have made shopping…

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Pros of the Skincare Con

  Yesterday, The Outline published an article titled The Skincare Con.  The author, Krithika Varagur, argues that what she has coined “new skincare” is characterized by “buying things, and displaying them for others to see – to prove that you worked hard for what you have, even if you’re, say,…

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Green Beauty Brands and Products We Lost in 2017

  It is not as rare as we might think for a brand owner to close the doors permanently and say goodbye.  Sometimes that means a brand we have grown to love experienced significant financial difficulties.  Other times that means a brand owner has moved on to bigger and better…

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Happy New Year!!! Old Year’s Night Reflections

  Old Year’s Night.  That is what December 31st is called in the Virgin Islands and other parts of the Caribbean.  Better known as “New Year’s Eve” in North America, I have not figured out why certain parts of the world use a moniker that emphasizes the year that has…

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