If your skin gets sensitive—redness, dryness, breakouts, itchiness—First Aid Beauty is here to give it some TLC. The entire line is free of harsh chemicals and known allergens: you won’t find parabens, phthalates, alcohol, fragrances, or artificial dyes that can upset your skin, even making it suitable for people with eczema. Oh, did we mention it really works? A lot of sensitive-skin products are so gentle that your skin may not get irritated, but you won’t see any actual results, either. Not the case with First Aid Beauty, whose products still get down to business. Here are a few of our favorites:
We’re smitten with the science behind Sigma Beauty’s brushes. The company, focused exclusively on brushes, was co-founded in 2009 by an engineer and a molecular biologist—so you can bet they research the heck out of their makeup brushes, testing for quality and engineering so they’re the best on the market. What makes them outstanding? Each brush’s thin fibers are designed not to absorb humidity, so the bristles stay strong and won’t bend or wilt under liquids and creams like with some other brushes. Plus, they’re hypoallergenic and designed to last a lifetime. These are our favorite Sigma Beauty products:
b-glowing is beyond lucky to partner with some of the industry's most amazing, inspiring female founders—like Marisa Arredondo, creator of PHACE BIOACTIVE. Marisa is—without a doubt—a powerful force to be reckoned with. Not only did she create the first ever line of pH optimized skincare, she worked as an analyst on Wall Street for twelve years, and got her degree from Harvard Business School. Despite Marisa’s impressive resume, she remains down-to-earth, fiercely real, and refreshingly honest. For Marisa, PHACE is a labor of love, and her #1 goal is to give women the confidence that comes with having healthy, radiant skin. We hope you enjoy Marisa's thoughtful answers to our questions, and allow them to inspire your daily life.