Beauty Beat

Ingredient Spotlight: Witch Hazel

Ingredient Spotlight: Witch Hazel

Witch hazel, a botanical extract derived from a flowering plant, is a star ingredient in our chamomile-based setting spray Face Tea. It is also a popular, affordable toner, especially for those with oily or acne-prone skin, and has been popping up on Instagram beauty feeds for the past few years. So what does witch hazel do? And why does it sometimes receive criticism from some in the industry? Let’s break it down, starting with the many skin benefits!

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Patting vs. Rubbing, What’s the Best Way to Apply Product?

Patting vs. Rubbing, What’s the Best Way to Apply Product?

Though it’s easy to think we would just apply lotion or any cream to our face the way we do the rest of our body, by rubbing it in, the truth is the skin on our face, and especially under our eyes, is far more sensitive and has different needs and vulnerabilities.

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Behind the Scenes of Be Fancy Photos

Behind the Scenes of Be Fancy Photos

A quick scroll through our website or Instagram will tell you that around here we love telling stories with photos. Our tagline 'Take Your Face On Vacation' has become not just figurative, but literal, as we take you around to different destinations with our products. 

So what goes into a Be Fancy shoot? What do the unedited photos look like? How many shots does it take to get the winner? Keep scrolling as we share mostly unedited outtakes straight from the camera roll, and a few that made the final cut.

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Does Be Fancy Have a 'Dirty Ingredients' List?

Does Be Fancy Have a 'Dirty Ingredients' List?

There are a lot of buzz words that create fear among consumers in the beauty industry, usually surrounding ‘dirty ingredients' that brands don’t use because of fear that they cause cancer, or the idea that is always better to use natural ingredients over synthetic.

While we strive to use natural ingredients as much as possible, we certainly use synthetic ingredients as well. Sometimes because they work better in the formulation, other times because there is no difference in effectiveness or safety, but the synthetic ingredient allows us to keep the cost of the final product lower and in line with our mission to be affordable to as many people as possible

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New Year, New Skin (Novice Edition)

New Year, New Skin (Novice Edition)

With a new year comes the pressure and expectation that we do something different than last year – and that we stick to these changes or else feel like we’ve failed. Weight-loss, diet, and exercise are often the focus, which often, despite good intentions, end up being emotionally unhealthy and obsessive resolutions as they are done without the assistance of professionals and with the hope of being a fix to other issues. So what other changes can you make to get 2019 off to a fresh start?

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