latest posts


Carbonated Cleansing, Hot Cleansing, Double Cleansing, Oh My! The TBE Guide to Face Washing 2.0  

Time was when simply rinsing off your cleanser with thirty lashes of water constituted "best practices." But with the explosion of K beauty and other skincare trends from Asia, the act of cleansing has now been elevated into something approaching an art form. Breathless headlines promising, "This new cleansing trend is going to be huge!" pop up almost everyday. From carbonated cleansing to stick cleansing, options abound. But are all these new methods (and, in
Derms agree: Neocutis Lumiere is the best eye cream for wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness

The Best Eye Creams for Wrinkles, Puffiness and Dark Circles

If there is one question I get asked by every single person who knows me (and my nerd-like compulsion to drill down on the science behind beauty products) it is this: What is the best eye cream? And do any of them really work? As a longtime beauty editor, I have tried dozens of eye creams. For many years, I didn't find anything that made a noticeable difference. But as I've gotten older and my

Anti-Aging Advice from a Veteran Beauty Editor

So what do I know about anti-aging? Honestly, more than I'd care to admit. I've spent the last 20 years reporting on the beauty front and during that time I've tested hundreds of skincare products and I have a good sense of what really works (and what really doesn't). My interest in the subject is not merely academic: I personally REALLY want to know which wrinkles creams and brightening serums will make my skin look