Victoria Lewis

Growing up between California, Paris, and Texas, Victoria acquired lots of airline miles and a relentlessly adventurous spirit. Now, she puts her curiosity to work testing unconventional beauty treatments and interesting (preferably all-natural!) products. Her happy place? Planning her next vacation.

The Technique

The Most Thorough At-Home Cleansing Technique

In Fiore's 4-2-4 method incorporates three steps and a whole lot of products for a cleaner faceRead more >

The Review

Grow Your Hair Longer, Faster, Stronger

The supplements, sprays, and spa treatments that promise beautiful lengths (and the fortunate side effects—glowing skin, long nails—that will distract you in the meantime)Read more >

The Extras

Behind The Makeup Of 'Transparent'

Makeup artists Emma Johnston Burton and Molly Tissavary talk about the process of making Jeffery Tambor up into his character, Maura, and what tinted moisturizer is best for just about anyoneRead more >

The Extras

How To Avoid Bug Bites

And then how to deal with them when they inevitably happen once or twice (including one ingenious use of meat tenderizer...)Read more >

The Extras

The Flower King Enters The Fragrance Game

LA's top florist, Eric Buterbaugh, just debuted his a new line of pure, floral fragrances as a love letter to the arrangements he's been creating for two decadesRead more >

Misc.

Upgrade Your Workout Gear

As per these trainer recommendationsRead more >

The Extras

Two New Ways To Get A Facial: Heyday And The Ritualist

New easy-to-book treatments your face didn't even know it neededRead more >

Misc.

You Want Me To Put That Jade Egg Where?!

A Q&A on the yoga practice that involves small jade stones, weights, and your nether regionsRead more >

The Review

All Things W3LL And Good

Mineral makeup that's anything but crunchyRead more >

The Extras

There's An Herb For That

And the couple behind Sun Potion knows what they all areRead more >

The Review

Vilhelm Parfumerie: A Love Story

Designer and perfumer Jan Ahlgren knows how to treat a woman—and it's with a scent that smells just like herRead more >

The Review

Ingredient To Know: Sea Buckthorn Oil

For a natural glow, no sun required (as for antioxidant levels, it could be the one to dethrone açaí)Read more >

The Review

Miranda Kerr's Burgeoning Mother-Daughter Beauty Empire

After teaming up on Kora, Therese Kerr is spinning off with her own line of all-natural personal care productsRead more >

The Review

In Living Color

Colourpop's 96 shades are more than adequate—but if you're feeling caged in, the brand's founders will mix you your own custom hueRead more >

The One Thing

One Love Organics Gardenia + Tea Body Serum

Not a lotion, not quite an oil—and all in a plastic bottle with a spray top...Victoria already bought her second bottleRead more >

The Review

Rub Probiotics All Over Your Face

Because Aurelia and Éminence are both sexier than supplements, by a long shotRead more >

The Extras

Ingredient To Know: Mangosteen

Decoding the fruit poised to knock blueberries off the superfood throneRead more >

Misc.

Experiments In Diet Delivery Services

Victoria eats her way to vegan (sort of) using Beyoncé's new 22 day vegan plan, among othersRead more >

The Extras

I Went To A Salt Chamber And All I Got Were These Clear Sinuses

Forty-five minutes in a room full of Himalayan rock salt, also called a halotherapy session, could be exactly what you need to kick that stuffy noseRead more >

Open Thread

What Will You Stick To This Season?

It's the first day of spring, and good news—you get a do-over for those forgotten New Year's resolutionsRead more >

The Review

The Face Oil To End All Face Oils

Vintner’s Daughter Serum is pricey, but worth it if you're looking to wake up with perfectly smooth skin after only 30 seconds of face-massaging effortRead more >

The Review

The J.Crew Lip, Finally In A Tube

Troi Ollivierre, creator of the legendary J.Crew lip (yes, the one from the catalogs), launches his own line of bright lipsticks for your pleasureRead more >

The Extras

Light My Fire: A Primer On Ear Candling

The original Q-tip technique has some people sold on the natural solution of earaches, while others aren't so sure—either way, just be careful not to light anything else on fireRead more >

The Review

The 10-Minute Laser Facial

Skin Laundry, LA's "Drybar for your face," makes its way to New York (across from an actual Drybar), and Victoria Lewis took their deep-clean technique for an introductory spinRead more >

Open Thread

The Butt Facial: A Review

Just try not to have a Nicki Minaj song stuck in your head as they zap your posterior with microcurrents. We dare youRead more >

Just In

BioRecept Lands In The States

At long last, the French pharmacy brand is readily available, and it brought its hyaluronic acid-intense formulae with it across the pondRead more >

The Extras

How to Staycation Properly

Hint: It involves a lot of things that smell like coconut and a generously sized mojitoRead more >

The Review

Color Changing Lipsticks: Better Than Mood Rings

Finally, an explanation as to why everyone is so crazy about Dior Lip GlowRead more >

The Extras

Acupuncture At Any Time

The Item M6 tights target pressure points associated with ancient Chinese medicine for levity and stress-relief; they're also a great Spanx-alternativeRead more >

The Extras

Turn Your Pantry Into A Sephora

With the help of S.W. Basics Founder Adina Grigore and her book, Skin Cleanse: The Simple, All-Natural Program for Clear, Calm, Happy SkinRead more >