Vow Beauty University

We're Exhibiting at The Indie Beauty Expo New York!

 Vow Beauty is heading to the Indie Beauty Expo New York and we couldn't be more thrilled! Come visit us during SHOP INDIE on August 23rd, 5-9PM at Skylight Clarkson Sq. (550 Washington St.). It's open to the general public, and you can shop 220+ amazing independently owned brands, grab after-work cocktails, and enjoy tunes from a live DJ! Our blog followers can receive 20% off SHOP INDIE tickets with promo code SHOPIBENY. Grab tickets at indiebeautyexpo.com/attend and come visit us at exhibition space D804, where you can receive 15% off your Vow Beauty purchase—only at SHOP INDIE!    

Lemons for Skin Brightening?

 Lemon juice is very popular amongst the "do-it-yourself" community as a natural skin brightener, but is it safe? Let's explore that question. The outermost layer of the skin, the stratum corneum, is encased in an acid mantle-- a highly acidic, protective barrier between the skin and external environmental factors. The pH (or level of acidity of the skin's acid mantle) is between 4.5 and 6.5. When disturbed, the mantle may become susceptible to bacteria in its weakened state and produce skin irritation in the form of phytophotodermatitis (sensitivity to UV light), hyperpigmentation or scarr...

Black Skincare: What's So Different About Black Skin?

We've all heard the saying, "... Black don't crack!..." But how accurate is it? People of African descent are renowned for having skin that doesn’t appear to age. This phenomenon is attributable to high levels of Melanin – a pigment producing substance that gives color to the skin, hair and iris of the eye. The benefits of Melanin-rich skin are plentiful, such as natural protection against the visible signs of UV damage and premature aging, but not without a few concerns. Darkly pigmented skin tends to have larger sebaceous glands. Sebaceous glands are the tiny glands that blanket the sca...
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