Trace Barnhill

Came out of Nowhere, a small mining village off the humid southern coast. While not writing beauty stories for ITG, she pens the occasional screed in her diary. Appreciates complimentary Prosecco at nail salons and free shows on the subway. New to the city; late to the game.

The Experience

It's Electric! All About Microcurrent Facials

Plus, the at-home gadgets meant to mimic the lifting, firming, Benjamin Button-ing effects with less voltageRead more >

The Review

The Collagen Trials

Asking all of the difficult questions about everybody's favorite protein—starting with, "Does it actually work?"Read more >

The Review

Summer Fragrance Suggestion: Try Men's

Three masculine-leaning scents to take you through the end of August and into fallRead more >

The Extras

Probiotics: Go With Your Gut

Or, A Rough Guide To Probiotics And Why Your GI Problem Might Actually Be In Your HeadRead more >


The Beauty Of Jon Stewart

A very ITG send-off to our favorite late-night hostRead more >

The Review

Dr. Hauschka's Rose Deodorant

A natural deodorant for people who don’t care about ‘natural’ stuffRead more >

The Extras

I Am My Mother

Just in time for Mother's Day, an essay on the lessons learned from Mom—whether she meant to teach them or notRead more >

The Technique

How To Remove A Gel Manicure

What to do now that your perfect 2+ week manicure needs to come off and you don't have the patience to wait for an appointmentRead more >

The Review

A Pill For Hormonal Acne

Spironolactone may just be the answer to clearer skin if you've already exhausted other optionsRead more >

The Review

The Best Organic Shampoo Is Only $10

Acure (a cure, really) takes damaged hair and makes it feel brand new again—and it's sold at TargetRead more >


The Aesthetically-Pleasing Puzzle Game That's Not Candy Crush

Monument Valley is inspired by M.C. Escher, beautifully scored, endorsed by Frank Underwood—and it's here to save you from your morning commuteRead more >

The Technique

One Step To Bigger Eyes

Waterlining in white is the key to looking awake all the timeRead more >

Open Thread

What's Your Favorite Hand Soap?

You probably (hopefully) use it more than any other single beauty product—so how do you go about choosing the right one? Inquiring minds want to knowRead more >

The Extras

The Caffeinated Shower Approach

You drink it every morning—might as well exfoliate with it, tooRead more >

The Review

Kat Burki's Raw Power

Admitting your hacked-together all-natural routine could use some professional help is the first step; upgrading to Kat Burki is the next oneRead more >

ITG ♥s

Weleda Skin Food

Because your skin is hungry, apparentlyRead more >

The Review

Aloe: So Succulent

Upgrade from the artificial-looking green gel to the organic stuff and prepare to have an aloe vera renaissance in your skincare regimenRead more >

The Review

Setting Powder Gets Hip

Nars Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder gives you glow without being shiny, because some of us bring the oil on our ownRead more >

The Review

No-Polish Nail Polish

To go with your no-makeup makeup look, Deborah Lippmann's nail polish routine that's natural, not bareRead more >

ITG ♥s

I Got It From My Boyfriend

Products you'll steal during a sleepover and never give backRead more >

The Review

Forgiveness In A Bottle

The Estée Lauder Englighten brightening system that lets you forget your skin’s past and start freshRead more >