Beebe Lab Report: Results of our Foaming Gel Cleanser Trial

We did it!  At the end of October, we completed our first Beebe Lab trial featuring three different Foaming Gel Cleanser prototypes.  We are so grateful for the feedback we received because we collected important data and learned that our B-SILK™ PROTEIN ingredient has an…

Do you have dry skin? Your skin barrier is parched!

Several factors in our daily lives can cause dry skin. They include: ● Weather ● Central Air ● Heat [hot water counts] ● Harsh cleansers + exfoliators ● Medication ● Cleaning Supplies ● Genetics ● Age ● A compromised skin barrier  While we have control…

Let’s Talk Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF)

Firm + Replenish Serum is designed to replenish skin’s Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF) after cleansing and exfoliating. What is NMF and why is it so important? Here’s a primer on skin’s natural moisturizer. Before we dive into the science of NMF, let’s take a closer…

B-SILK™ PROTEIN – what is it?

By now, you have heard us say B-SILK™ PROTEIN a lot.  However, you may still be thinking, B-silk…what??? So let’s dive in and get the nitty gritty of what makes this new-to-the-skincare-world ingredient so special and why it is important to skin barrier and skin…

Want more B-SILK™ PROTEIN in your skincare routine? Our new Beebe Lab initiative develops products for you to test and try at home in exchange for your thoughts. How fun is that? Sign up to be considered for our next trial.

What causes aging and how can I stop it?

Protecting your skin barrier is important at every age, and becomes more vital as we mature.  Two factors we should all be aware of when it comes to aging and the appearance of aged skin.  1. Extrinsic Aging: Caused by external factors such as UV,…

Is your skincare ready for Fall?

At Eighteen B, we believe that defending the skin barrier is essential to maintaining healthy skin. The skin barrier always needs reinforcement, but cold weather brings its own unique challenges. Here are five ingredients your skin craves in cool weather. Do you feel that chill in…

Meet B-SILK™ PROTEIN: our proprietary ingredient and your skin barrier’s new best friend

B- SILK™ PROTEIN is our very own proprietary ingredient, and we think it’s pretty incredible. It’s clean, it’s sustainable, and it really works. To find out how it works, we’ll need to get a little technical. Read on to nerd out! B-SILK™ PROTEIN was inspired…

Key Ingredients for Promoting Skin Barrier Defense

Your skin’s outermost layer has a big role to play not only in your health but also for how you appear to the world [more on this here].  That’s why, when I think of skin care ingredients I think of them as my skin’s arsenal…

Beebe Lab In Action

It was only a couple of months ago that we announced our pivot; from an up-and-coming brand to an innovation lab.  We named this new endeavor the Beebe Lab – which is short for BEta-testing Endeavors for BEauty.  This name captures our main mission to…

Introducing the Beebe Lab

It will be beta-testing at its most beautiful...and most fun!

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Ingredient Standards at the Beebe Lab

What you put on your skin is so important for your overall health and well being, which is why the Beebe Lab only uses high quality ingredients. ——– High quality standards It is our top priority to use only clean and safe ingredients in our…

What causes wrinkles? What can we do about it?

Wrinkles are inevitable, and as some might say … the sign of a life well-lived. We agree! What are wrinkles?  Wrinkles are lines, indentations, or creases in the skin. They appear as our skin begins to thin, and the collagen that keeps our skin plump…

Do I Have Sensitive Skin?

Do you have sensitive skin?  More often than not, we hear a resounding ‘yes’ as the answer. Sensitive skin comes in a variety of forms – itchiness, redness, tightness, burning, and dryness.  Skincare companies in years past would hear from about 50% of women saying…

Dermatologist Recommended Skincare

By following dermatologist recommended skincare, you can maximize the benefits of your daily skincare routine. The general steps of an effective routine include cleansing your face, firming and replenishing, and moisturizing. By consistently following a daily plan, you will help your skin to be as…

The Skin Microbiome: Why It’s Important to Healthy Skin

Although it may sound like an abstract concept because we can’t see it with the naked eye, the skin microbiome is an important part of your skin’s barrier and its health. Also known as the skin flora, or the microbiota, it consists of micro-organisms that…

The Reviews Are In!

The best silk skincare daily routine includes firming and replenishing, applying eye cream, and moisturizing your skin with a line of products that support the building and maintenance of healthy and beautiful skin. But how do you know which products to choose? One important factor…

Eighteen B Woman: Meet Taylor Walker Sinning

A while back, we sponsored an event with Hey Mama, and we’re so happy we did because it’s how we met Taylor Walker Sinning – AKA Taylor Walker Fit.  Since this fortuitous event, we have partnered with Taylor to provide our community with top-notch fitness,…

What Causes Dry Skin?

Several factors in our daily lives can cause dry skin. Eighteen B has several solutions ... including a healthy skin barrier.

Spring Into Summer Skincare

Here we are in May and no matter where you live, the weather is changing.  It may still be a little chilly in the mornings and evenings, but the full-on scorching Summer will be here very soon.  Just as we change our wardrobe to match…

Are you getting your “Beauty Sleep”?

With everything happening in the world today, and everything you have on your plate at home, it is fair to say that you may not be getting the rest you need to be at your best.  We have all heard that old adage about getting…

Ceramides and Hyaluronic Acid for Skincare: Two Powerful Hydrators

In addition to our key ingredient, B-SILK™ PROTEIN, which is used in our Eighteen B products, we also include other amazing ingredients such as ceramides and hyaluronic acid. These are essential for maintaining healthy skin and further enhance the benefits of our silk skincare products.…

The Benefits of Silk Skincare

The amazing properties of spider silk inspired Eighteen B to create B-SILK™ PROTEIN for silk skincare, the protein that is a key ingredient for Eighteen B products. You may have heard that spider silk is five times stronger than steel, but the reasons for the…

Makeup Tips from a PRO: Taylor Fitzgerald, Celebrity MUA

Taylor Fitzgerald is a Makeup Artist and New York native whose work has been seen everywhere from Bravo to NYFW. Women she has worked with include Whitney Port, Katherine Schwarzenegger, Nastia Liukin, and Justine Marjan. Taylor’s goal is always to create seamless looking skin whether…

Are you overtreating your skin?

Self-care has never been bigger (increasing the risk of overtreating your skin).  Even for us normal folk where there isn’t enough time in each day to do all the things we need to, we are finding ways to eke out a little ‘me-time’.  That comes…

Why is Clean Beauty a “Thing”?

In this blog post we will break down what clean beauty means to us and why it is important.  We didn’t write this Lab Post alone, we enlisted the help of two experts on the topic: Meg Whitaker, PhD* a toxicology expert, and Nicole Acevedo,…

What “Clean Beauty” means at Eighteen B? 

At Eighteen B, we take our formulation philosophy and our ingredients standards very seriously because what you put on your skin is so important for your overall health and well being.   While there are lots of different definitions for Clean Beauty between various beauty brands…

A Band Of Small Businesses

Small Business Strong! We’re thrilled to have made the acquaintance of so many badass female founders along our journey! If you’re looking for a Mother’s Day gift, a treat for yourself, or just looking for a way to support some great small businesses – you’ve…

Here’s why you need our Firm + Replenish Serum

You might have noticed that feeling of your skin right after you’ve cleansed.  It is tight and squeaky clean but under a microscope you would see that your skin is now exposed and vulnerable.  This is a crucial moment for your skin but a cinch…

How to Deal With Skin Issues Caused by Stress

Right now, it is safe to say that we are stressed. Stress (and stress-eating) wreak havoc on our skin. Here are some tips for treating stressed skin.

Key Ingredients In Our Skincare Arsenal Promoting Barrier Defense

Your skin’s outermost layer has a big role to play not only in your health but also for how you appear to the world [more on this here].  That’s why, when I think of skin care ingredients I think of them as my skin’s arsenal…

Microbiome, It’s A Thing!

Creating B-SILK PROTEIN and formulating skincare products was just a fraction of the journey in bringing Eighteen B to life.  Once the formulas are produced, then the testing begins to check for things like… > Does it irritate the skin? > Does it maintain the…

Choosing the Right Moisturizer and Barrier Care For Your Skin Type

By now, you are an expert in what the skin barrier is, how it can become compromised and most importantly, how you can repair it to delay the effects of aging. Our silk serum, best-selling Firm + Replenish Serum was specifically formulated to replenish the…

Your Skin Barrier and Aging

Protecting your skin barrier is important at every age, and becomes more vital as we mature.

Your Skin Barrier Is Under Attack By Pollution

Pollution and other irritating chemicals wreck havoc on your skin. Read on to learn more about pollution and how you can defend your skin.

What is a compromised Skin Barrier, and how can you defend it?

We’ve all experienced that uncomfortable feeling of dry, irritated skin. This is the feeling of a compromised skin barrier.

What is the Skin’s Barrier Function?

The skin’s barrier function is the outermost layer of your skin.  It’s also known as the stratum corneum. It has a complex structure and performs important functions for your overall health.  At Eighteen B, we get our inspiration from the skin’s barrier and design products…

Skin Barrier Protection and B-SILK PROTEIN

By now, you have heard us say B-SILK™ PROTEIN a lot.  However, you may still be thinking…B-What??? So let’s dive in and get the nitty gritty of what makes this new-to-the-skincare-world ingredient so special and why it is important to skin barrier and skin health.…

The Future of Materials Science

As I think about materials science, I need to take a look back on human existence. I feel a big sense of pride for how far our ingenuity has gotten us. We are not perfect but you can’t deny that we are one resourceful and…

Skin Anatomy + B-SILK PROTEIN Skin Barrier Protection

We talk a lot about skin….like a lot.  We also talk a lot about the importance of skin health and the skin’s barrier function.  To truly appreciate the role that skin plays in your overall health, it’s worth it to understand the structure and function…

What are CMRs and Endocrine Distruptors?

What we chose to put on our skin matters for our overall health. While our skin is a very good barrier, certain chemicals can still get through and impact our bodies. The chemicals to be especially wary of are termed CMRs and endocrine disruptors. Surprisingly, some chemicals suspected…

How Eighteen B got its name!

We're often asked how Eighteen B got its name. Here's Lindsay Wray, our Chief Science Officer to answer that question.

Meet Lindsay Wray, PhD – Eighteen B’s Chief Science Officer

Lindsay Wray, a pioneer in the field of silk protein research for over a decade. Education With a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Tufts University, Lindsay Wray worked in the world’s preeminent lab on silk materials research. She studied silk for medical applications such as…

This Simple Regimen is Clinically Shown to Deliver Radiant Skin

The full Eighteen B collection includes an eye cream, a serum, and two moisturizers. Here's how to build a regimen that supports the skin barrier for skin that looks healthy, hydrated, and radiant.

Here’s Why You Need an Eye Cream

The thin, delicate skin around the eyes needs a little extra love. Here's why you need an eye cream, and how Eighteen B's new Defend + Nourish Eye Cream covers all your bases.

Ask Lindsay: We Got Our INCI Name! (Polypeptide-1)

B-silk™ protein, our proprietary polypeptide, finally has an official INCI name. Lindsay Wray, our Chief Science Officer, gives us the low-down on what an INCI name means, how we got ours, and why it matters.

New Year’s Resolutions for Radiant Skin in 2020

Is your skincare regimen ready for a new decade? We've assembled a list of five new year's resolutions that promote healthy, radiant skin in 2020. They're so easy to follow you'll actually stick to them.

Eighteen B Woman: Shannon Sherrell

We asked our community to help us find our next Eighteen B Woman, and you certainly delivered. We're thrilled to introduce you to Shannon Sherrell, entrepreneur, nonprofit founder, and our newest Eighteen B Woman.

Eighteen B Holiday Gift Guide: Sustainable Products on our Wish List

At Eighteen B, sustainability is close to our hearts. For our third holiday gift guide, we're highlighting the sustainable brands on our shopping list. Here's our guide to the eco-friendly products we're loving.

How to Get Your Skin Ready for Winter

Are you ready for the chilly days of winter? Even if you love the cozy months, winter calls for a little more self care. Here are seven ways to take better care of your skin (and your soul) during winter.

Eighteen B Holiday Gift Guide: Leaping Bunny Certified Products on our Wish List

For our second holiday gift guide, we asked the Eighteen B team for the cruelty free products on their holiday wish list. Here's our gift guide to the Leaping Bunny certified products we're loving.

Lindsay Wray Wins ELLE’s 2019 Future of Beauty Award

Lindsay Wray, our Chief Science Officer, won ELLE's 2019 Future of Beauty Award. We talked to Lindsay about what the award means to her and how she's working to change the industry one ingredient at a time. Go Linsday!

Eighteen B Holiday Gift Guide: Silk Products on our Wish List

To help you prepare for shopping season, we've assembled a gift guide series to highlight our favorite products, brands, and causes. Our first gift guide is dedicated to the textile we treasure most: silk.

Paying It Forward: Why We Support Nest this Giving Tuesday

In the spirit of gratitude and paying it forward, we've teamed up with The House That Lars Built, the design team behind our holiday sets, to support Nest, a nonprofit that supports the handworker economy. Here's why.

Is Your Skin Dry or Just Dehydrated? Here’s How to Tell the Difference.

Dry and dehydrated skin may sound interchangeable, but they're two different concerns. Here's the difference, how to tell if your skin is dehydrated, and how to make it glow.

Eighteen B Holiday Gift Sets Are Here: A Peek Inside

Our holiday gift sets are finally here. In this post, we take a look inside each set. Here's what's inside, who it's right for, and why they make the perfect gift for skincare lovers.

Eighteen B Woman: Brittany Jepsen of The House That Lars Built

We talked to Brittany Jepsen, the creative director of The House That Lars Built and our newest Eighteen B Woman, about crafting, creativity, and the joy of paying gratitude forward.

Eighteen B Woman: Katie Jane Hughes

We talked to Katie Jane Hughes, editorial and celebrity makeup artist and our newest Eighteen B Woman, about skincare, beauty, and staying authentic in a world of over-editing.

Dermatologist Dr. Tyler Hollmig on Why the Skin Barrier is Key

We believe that healthy skin requires a healthy skin barrier. Dermatologist Dr. S. Tyler Hollmig believes it, too. We reached out to ask a few questions about the skin barrier and why it matters.

Silk 101: Here’s Why It Makes Better Skincare

To understand why Eighteen B formulations work, you'll have to start at the beginning: with silk. Here's how we harnessed the power of silk to create b-silk™ protein, our proprietary key ingredient.

Ask Lindsay: Why We Decided Not to Use Silicones in Our Products

We want to be confident about every ingredient that goes into our formulations. That's why we decided not to use silicones in our products. Lindsay, our Chief Science Officer, tells us why she stands by this decision.

The Magic of Fermentation: How We Make B-silk™ Protein

Our b-silk™ protein is made through a patented fermentation process. The specifics are under lock and key, but here's a peek at how we make b-silk™ protein. Call us nerdy, but we think it’s pretty cool.

Why the pH of Your Skin Matters

This week, we’re taking a closer look at the acid mantle, the outermost layer of the natural skin barrier. Here's how the acid mantle affects skin's pH and why it's so important.

People are Buzzing About the Skin Barrier Revolution

There’s a new trend in the skincare world, and it's not an exotic botanical. The industry is buzzing about protecting the natural skin barrier. Here's why it matters more than ever.

Why Does Our Skin Age and What Can We Do?

We’re all familiar with the signs of aging skin (or we will be soon enough!) But what exactly is happening below the surface? Here’s a look at the biology of skin aging.

5 Silk Innovations We’re Watching

Eighteen B harnesses the power of silk to create better skincare. We aren't the only ones using silk to build better products. We've assembled a list of five silk innovations we're excited about.

Why B-silk™ Protein Belongs In Your Skincare Regimen

B-silk™ protein forms a breathable barrier that keeps nourishing ingredients in and locks environmental stressors out. In short, it helps support your natural skin barrier. Here's why that matters.

5 Ingredients Your Skin Needs This Fall

We believe that protecting the skin barrier is essential to maintaining healthy skin – especially when the weather turns cold. These five ingredients work together to keep your skin barrier strong all season long.

What is Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF)?

Firm + Replenish Serum is designed to replenish skin's Natural Moisturizing Factor after cleansing and exfoliating. What is NMF and why is it so important? Here's an intro to skin's natural moisturizer.

Deep Dive: Firm + Replenish Serum To Protect Your Skin Barrier

Firm + Replenish Serum is our third product made with b-silk™ protein, our proprietary ingredient. Designed to replenish skin before moisturizing, Serum is an essential step in your skincare regimen. Here's why.

Ask Lindsay: Why We Created a Serum

Why did we decide to make a serum? We asked Lindsay Wray, our Chief Science Officer, for her inspiration behind the formulation. Hint: the story goes back to the basics – protecting your skin’s natural barrier function.

Ask Lindsay: Why Eighteen B is Cruelty-Free

Eighteen B was certified by Leaping Bunny as a cruelty-free company in March 2019. We talked to Lindsay Wray, our Chief Science Officer, about why she cares about staying cruelty free and how we test our formulations.

Ask our Experts: Superfoods for Glowing Skin

We believe that healthy skin comes from the inside-out and the outside-in. We wanted to learn more about how food affects our skin, so we asked a nutritionist exactly what vitamins and nutrients we should be eating.

Eighteen B Woman: Camille Becerra

We went to New York to talk to Camille Becerra, chef, entrepreneur, and writer, about how to take care of her skin from the inside-out and the outside-in. Read on to follow Camille around NYC.

Deep Dive: Revitalizing Hydrogel Moisturizer

Our Revitalizing Hydrogel Moisturizer is a refreshing gel that delivers hydrating ingredients and a punch of b-silk™ protein. Want to learn how it works? Great – we can talk about Hydrogel all day.

Eighteen B Woman: Felicia Walker

We talked to beauty and skincare expert Felicia Walker about the science of skin, why skincare comes first, and how to get that glow with Hydrate + Restore Rich Cream. Read on to follow Felicia for a day.

Ask our Experts: Why Does Stress Damage Skin?

Do you ever notice your skin flaring up under stress? We reached out to dermatologist Dr. Marie Jhin to learn more about how stress affects skin. Read on for a few good reasons to take that vacation.

Eighteen B Woman: Natasha Lee

We went to Topanga Canyon, CA to talk to travel, food & lifestyle photographer Natasha Lee about creating rituals and keeping skin radiant on the road with Hydrate + Restore Rich Cream. See the world through Natasha’s lens.

There’s a Right Way to Apply Moisturizer

We know you know how to apply a moisturizer. You do it two times a day (we hope!) But did you know there’s a “right” way to moisturize? Here’s our guide to getting the most out of your moisturizer.

Eighteen B Woman: Wendy Euler

We went to Bozeman, Montana to talk to Wendy Euler of Goodbye Crop Top about aging, authenticity, and how she nourishes her skin with Hydrate + Restore Rich Cream. Here's a day in her boots.

Deep Dive: Hydrate + Restore Rich Cream

Our Hydrate + Restore Rich Cream is packed with nurturing ingredients that restore and maintain your skin’s barrier function. How does it work? We thought you'd never ask.

Ask Lindsay: How I Fell in Love with Silk

In our first edition of Meet Lindsay, Our Chief Science Officer tells us how she fell in love with silk, the molecule that launched Eighteen B.

What is B- SILK PROTEIN?

B-silk™ protein is our first proprietary ingredient, and we think it's pretty incredible. See for yourself. Here's your primer on our not-so-secret ingredient.

Get That Inside-Out Glow at These Wellness Retreats

We believe in a two-pronged approach to radiant skin: from the inside out and the outside in. Here are a few places to work on that inside-out glow.

Let’s Talk Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF)

Firm + Replenish Serum is designed to replenish skin’s Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF) after cleansing and exfoliating. What is NMF and why is it so important? Here’s a primer on skin’s natural moisturizer. Before we dive into the science of NMF, let’s take a closer…

B-SILK™ PROTEIN – what is it?

By now, you have heard us say B-SILK™ PROTEIN a lot.  However, you may still be thinking, B-silk…what??? So let’s dive in and get the nitty gritty of what makes this new-to-the-skincare-world ingredient so special and why it is important to skin barrier and skin…

What causes aging and how can I stop it?

Protecting your skin barrier is important at every age, and becomes more vital as we mature.  Two factors we should all be aware of when it comes to aging and the appearance of aged skin.  1. Extrinsic Aging: Caused by external factors such as UV,…

Meet B-SILK™ PROTEIN: our proprietary ingredient and your skin barrier’s new best friend

B- SILK™ PROTEIN is our very own proprietary ingredient, and we think it’s pretty incredible. It’s clean, it’s sustainable, and it really works. To find out how it works, we’ll need to get a little technical. Read on to nerd out! B-SILK™ PROTEIN was inspired…

Beebe Lab In Action

It was only a couple of months ago that we announced our pivot; from an up-and-coming brand to an innovation lab.  We named this new endeavor the Beebe Lab – which is short for BEta-testing Endeavors for BEauty.  This name captures our main mission to…

Introducing the Beebe Lab

It will be beta-testing at its most beautiful...and most fun!

Ingredient Standards at the Beebe Lab

What you put on your skin is so important for your overall health and well being, which is why the Beebe Lab only uses high quality ingredients. ——– High quality standards It is our top priority to use only clean and safe ingredients in our…

The Skin Microbiome: Why It’s Important to Healthy Skin

Although it may sound like an abstract concept because we can’t see it with the naked eye, the skin microbiome is an important part of your skin’s barrier and its health. Also known as the skin flora, or the microbiota, it consists of micro-organisms that…

The Benefits of Silk Skincare

The amazing properties of spider silk inspired Eighteen B to create B-SILK™ PROTEIN for silk skincare, the protein that is a key ingredient for Eighteen B products. You may have heard that spider silk is five times stronger than steel, but the reasons for the…

Why is Clean Beauty a “Thing”?

In this blog post we will break down what clean beauty means to us and why it is important.  We didn’t write this Lab Post alone, we enlisted the help of two experts on the topic: Meg Whitaker, PhD* a toxicology expert, and Nicole Acevedo,…

What “Clean Beauty” means at Eighteen B? 

At Eighteen B, we take our formulation philosophy and our ingredients standards very seriously because what you put on your skin is so important for your overall health and well being.   While there are lots of different definitions for Clean Beauty between various beauty brands…

Key Ingredients In Our Skincare Arsenal Promoting Barrier Defense

Your skin’s outermost layer has a big role to play not only in your health but also for how you appear to the world [more on this here].  That’s why, when I think of skin care ingredients I think of them as my skin’s arsenal…

Microbiome, It’s A Thing!

Creating B-SILK PROTEIN and formulating skincare products was just a fraction of the journey in bringing Eighteen B to life.  Once the formulas are produced, then the testing begins to check for things like… > Does it irritate the skin? > Does it maintain the…

Your Skin Barrier Is Under Attack By Pollution

Pollution and other irritating chemicals wreck havoc on your skin. Read on to learn more about pollution and how you can defend your skin.

The Future of Materials Science

As I think about materials science, I need to take a look back on human existence. I feel a big sense of pride for how far our ingenuity has gotten us. We are not perfect but you can’t deny that we are one resourceful and…

What are CMRs and Endocrine Distruptors?

What we chose to put on our skin matters for our overall health. While our skin is a very good barrier, certain chemicals can still get through and impact our bodies. The chemicals to be especially wary of are termed CMRs and endocrine disruptors. Surprisingly, some chemicals suspected…

Dermatologist Dr. Tyler Hollmig on Why the Skin Barrier is Key

We believe that healthy skin requires a healthy skin barrier. Dermatologist Dr. S. Tyler Hollmig believes it, too. We reached out to ask a few questions about the skin barrier and why it matters.

Silk 101: Here’s Why It Makes Better Skincare

To understand why Eighteen B formulations work, you'll have to start at the beginning: with silk. Here's how we harnessed the power of silk to create b-silk™ protein, our proprietary key ingredient.

The Magic of Fermentation: How We Make B-silk™ Protein

Our b-silk™ protein is made through a patented fermentation process. The specifics are under lock and key, but here's a peek at how we make b-silk™ protein. Call us nerdy, but we think it’s pretty cool.

Why the pH of Your Skin Matters

This week, we’re taking a closer look at the acid mantle, the outermost layer of the natural skin barrier. Here's how the acid mantle affects skin's pH and why it's so important.

Why Does Our Skin Age and What Can We Do?

We’re all familiar with the signs of aging skin (or we will be soon enough!) But what exactly is happening below the surface? Here’s a look at the biology of skin aging.

5 Silk Innovations We’re Watching

Eighteen B harnesses the power of silk to create better skincare. We aren't the only ones using silk to build better products. We've assembled a list of five silk innovations we're excited about.

Why B-silk™ Protein Belongs In Your Skincare Regimen

B-silk™ protein forms a breathable barrier that keeps nourishing ingredients in and locks environmental stressors out. In short, it helps support your natural skin barrier. Here's why that matters.

What is Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF)?

Firm + Replenish Serum is designed to replenish skin's Natural Moisturizing Factor after cleansing and exfoliating. What is NMF and why is it so important? Here's an intro to skin's natural moisturizer.

Ask our Experts: Why Does Stress Damage Skin?

Do you ever notice your skin flaring up under stress? We reached out to dermatologist Dr. Marie Jhin to learn more about how stress affects skin. Read on for a few good reasons to take that vacation.

What is B- SILK PROTEIN?

B-silk™ protein is our first proprietary ingredient, and we think it's pretty incredible. See for yourself. Here's your primer on our not-so-secret ingredient.

Sign up for exclusive discounts, product launches, and new stories on The Lab.

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Want more B-SILK™ PROTEIN in your skincare routine? Our new Beebe Lab initiative develops products for you to test and try at home in exchange for your thoughts. How fun is that? Sign up to be considered for our next trial.

Do you have dry skin? Your skin barrier is parched!

Several factors in our daily lives can cause dry skin. They include: ● Weather ● Central Air ● Heat [hot water counts] ● Harsh cleansers + exfoliators ● Medication ● Cleaning Supplies ● Genetics ● Age ● A compromised skin barrier  While we have control…

Is your skincare ready for Fall?

At Eighteen B, we believe that defending the skin barrier is essential to maintaining healthy skin. The skin barrier always needs reinforcement, but cold weather brings its own unique challenges. Here are five ingredients your skin craves in cool weather. Do you feel that chill in…

Key Ingredients for Promoting Skin Barrier Defense

Your skin’s outermost layer has a big role to play not only in your health but also for how you appear to the world [more on this here].  That’s why, when I think of skin care ingredients I think of them as my skin’s arsenal…

What causes wrinkles? What can we do about it?

Wrinkles are inevitable, and as some might say … the sign of a life well-lived. We agree! What are wrinkles?  Wrinkles are lines, indentations, or creases in the skin. They appear as our skin begins to thin, and the collagen that keeps our skin plump…

Do I Have Sensitive Skin?

Do you have sensitive skin?  More often than not, we hear a resounding ‘yes’ as the answer. Sensitive skin comes in a variety of forms – itchiness, redness, tightness, burning, and dryness.  Skincare companies in years past would hear from about 50% of women saying…

Dermatologist Recommended Skincare

By following dermatologist recommended skincare, you can maximize the benefits of your daily skincare routine. The general steps of an effective routine include cleansing your face, firming and replenishing, and moisturizing. By consistently following a daily plan, you will help your skin to be as…

The Skin Microbiome: Why It’s Important to Healthy Skin

Although it may sound like an abstract concept because we can’t see it with the naked eye, the skin microbiome is an important part of your skin’s barrier and its health. Also known as the skin flora, or the microbiota, it consists of micro-organisms that…

The Reviews Are In!

The best silk skincare daily routine includes firming and replenishing, applying eye cream, and moisturizing your skin with a line of products that support the building and maintenance of healthy and beautiful skin. But how do you know which products to choose? One important factor…

What Causes Dry Skin?

Several factors in our daily lives can cause dry skin. Eighteen B has several solutions ... including a healthy skin barrier.

Spring Into Summer Skincare

Here we are in May and no matter where you live, the weather is changing.  It may still be a little chilly in the mornings and evenings, but the full-on scorching Summer will be here very soon.  Just as we change our wardrobe to match…

Are you getting your “Beauty Sleep”?

With everything happening in the world today, and everything you have on your plate at home, it is fair to say that you may not be getting the rest you need to be at your best.  We have all heard that old adage about getting…

Ceramides and Hyaluronic Acid for Skincare: Two Powerful Hydrators

In addition to our key ingredient, B-SILK™ PROTEIN, which is used in our Eighteen B products, we also include other amazing ingredients such as ceramides and hyaluronic acid. These are essential for maintaining healthy skin and further enhance the benefits of our silk skincare products.…

Makeup Tips from a PRO: Taylor Fitzgerald, Celebrity MUA

Taylor Fitzgerald is a Makeup Artist and New York native whose work has been seen everywhere from Bravo to NYFW. Women she has worked with include Whitney Port, Katherine Schwarzenegger, Nastia Liukin, and Justine Marjan. Taylor’s goal is always to create seamless looking skin whether…

Are you overtreating your skin?

Self-care has never been bigger (increasing the risk of overtreating your skin).  Even for us normal folk where there isn’t enough time in each day to do all the things we need to, we are finding ways to eke out a little ‘me-time’.  That comes…

Why is Clean Beauty a “Thing”?

In this blog post we will break down what clean beauty means to us and why it is important.  We didn’t write this Lab Post alone, we enlisted the help of two experts on the topic: Meg Whitaker, PhD* a toxicology expert, and Nicole Acevedo,…

What “Clean Beauty” means at Eighteen B? 

At Eighteen B, we take our formulation philosophy and our ingredients standards very seriously because what you put on your skin is so important for your overall health and well being.   While there are lots of different definitions for Clean Beauty between various beauty brands…

Here’s why you need our Firm + Replenish Serum

You might have noticed that feeling of your skin right after you’ve cleansed.  It is tight and squeaky clean but under a microscope you would see that your skin is now exposed and vulnerable.  This is a crucial moment for your skin but a cinch…

How to Deal With Skin Issues Caused by Stress

Right now, it is safe to say that we are stressed. Stress (and stress-eating) wreak havoc on our skin. Here are some tips for treating stressed skin.

Key Ingredients In Our Skincare Arsenal Promoting Barrier Defense

Your skin’s outermost layer has a big role to play not only in your health but also for how you appear to the world [more on this here].  That’s why, when I think of skin care ingredients I think of them as my skin’s arsenal…

Microbiome, It’s A Thing!

Creating B-SILK PROTEIN and formulating skincare products was just a fraction of the journey in bringing Eighteen B to life.  Once the formulas are produced, then the testing begins to check for things like… > Does it irritate the skin? > Does it maintain the…

Choosing the Right Moisturizer and Barrier Care For Your Skin Type

By now, you are an expert in what the skin barrier is, how it can become compromised and most importantly, how you can repair it to delay the effects of aging. Our silk serum, best-selling Firm + Replenish Serum was specifically formulated to replenish the…

Your Skin Barrier and Aging

Protecting your skin barrier is important at every age, and becomes more vital as we mature.

Your Skin Barrier Is Under Attack By Pollution

Pollution and other irritating chemicals wreck havoc on your skin. Read on to learn more about pollution and how you can defend your skin.

What is a compromised Skin Barrier, and how can you defend it?

We’ve all experienced that uncomfortable feeling of dry, irritated skin. This is the feeling of a compromised skin barrier.

What is the Skin’s Barrier Function?

The skin’s barrier function is the outermost layer of your skin.  It’s also known as the stratum corneum. It has a complex structure and performs important functions for your overall health.  At Eighteen B, we get our inspiration from the skin’s barrier and design products…

Skin Barrier Protection and B-SILK PROTEIN

By now, you have heard us say B-SILK™ PROTEIN a lot.  However, you may still be thinking…B-What??? So let’s dive in and get the nitty gritty of what makes this new-to-the-skincare-world ingredient so special and why it is important to skin barrier and skin health.…

Skin Anatomy + B-SILK PROTEIN Skin Barrier Protection

We talk a lot about skin….like a lot.  We also talk a lot about the importance of skin health and the skin’s barrier function.  To truly appreciate the role that skin plays in your overall health, it’s worth it to understand the structure and function…

How Eighteen B got its name!

We're often asked how Eighteen B got its name. Here's Lindsay Wray, our Chief Science Officer to answer that question.

This Simple Regimen is Clinically Shown to Deliver Radiant Skin

The full Eighteen B collection includes an eye cream, a serum, and two moisturizers. Here's how to build a regimen that supports the skin barrier for skin that looks healthy, hydrated, and radiant.

Here’s Why You Need an Eye Cream

The thin, delicate skin around the eyes needs a little extra love. Here's why you need an eye cream, and how Eighteen B's new Defend + Nourish Eye Cream covers all your bases.

New Year’s Resolutions for Radiant Skin in 2020

Is your skincare regimen ready for a new decade? We've assembled a list of five new year's resolutions that promote healthy, radiant skin in 2020. They're so easy to follow you'll actually stick to them.

Eighteen B Holiday Gift Guide: Sustainable Products on our Wish List

At Eighteen B, sustainability is close to our hearts. For our third holiday gift guide, we're highlighting the sustainable brands on our shopping list. Here's our guide to the eco-friendly products we're loving.

How to Get Your Skin Ready for Winter

Are you ready for the chilly days of winter? Even if you love the cozy months, winter calls for a little more self care. Here are seven ways to take better care of your skin (and your soul) during winter.

Eighteen B Holiday Gift Guide: Leaping Bunny Certified Products on our Wish List

For our second holiday gift guide, we asked the Eighteen B team for the cruelty free products on their holiday wish list. Here's our gift guide to the Leaping Bunny certified products we're loving.

Eighteen B Holiday Gift Guide: Silk Products on our Wish List

To help you prepare for shopping season, we've assembled a gift guide series to highlight our favorite products, brands, and causes. Our first gift guide is dedicated to the textile we treasure most: silk.

Is Your Skin Dry or Just Dehydrated? Here’s How to Tell the Difference.

Dry and dehydrated skin may sound interchangeable, but they're two different concerns. Here's the difference, how to tell if your skin is dehydrated, and how to make it glow.

People are Buzzing About the Skin Barrier Revolution

There’s a new trend in the skincare world, and it's not an exotic botanical. The industry is buzzing about protecting the natural skin barrier. Here's why it matters more than ever.

5 Ingredients Your Skin Needs This Fall

We believe that protecting the skin barrier is essential to maintaining healthy skin – especially when the weather turns cold. These five ingredients work together to keep your skin barrier strong all season long.

Ask our Experts: Superfoods for Glowing Skin

We believe that healthy skin comes from the inside-out and the outside-in. We wanted to learn more about how food affects our skin, so we asked a nutritionist exactly what vitamins and nutrients we should be eating.

There’s a Right Way to Apply Moisturizer

We know you know how to apply a moisturizer. You do it two times a day (we hope!) But did you know there’s a “right” way to moisturize? Here’s our guide to getting the most out of your moisturizer.

Get That Inside-Out Glow at These Wellness Retreats

We believe in a two-pronged approach to radiant skin: from the inside out and the outside in. Here are a few places to work on that inside-out glow.

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Eighteen B Woman: Meet Taylor Walker Sinning

A while back, we sponsored an event with Hey Mama, and we’re so happy we did because it’s how we met Taylor Walker Sinning – AKA Taylor Walker Fit.  Since this fortuitous event, we have partnered with Taylor to provide our community with top-notch fitness,…

Eighteen B Woman: Shannon Sherrell

We asked our community to help us find our next Eighteen B Woman, and you certainly delivered. We're thrilled to introduce you to Shannon Sherrell, entrepreneur, nonprofit founder, and our newest Eighteen B Woman.

Eighteen B Woman: Brittany Jepsen of The House That Lars Built

We talked to Brittany Jepsen, the creative director of The House That Lars Built and our newest Eighteen B Woman, about crafting, creativity, and the joy of paying gratitude forward.

Eighteen B Woman: Katie Jane Hughes

We talked to Katie Jane Hughes, editorial and celebrity makeup artist and our newest Eighteen B Woman, about skincare, beauty, and staying authentic in a world of over-editing.

Eighteen B Woman: Camille Becerra

We went to New York to talk to Camille Becerra, chef, entrepreneur, and writer, about how to take care of her skin from the inside-out and the outside-in. Read on to follow Camille around NYC.

Eighteen B Woman: Felicia Walker

We talked to beauty and skincare expert Felicia Walker about the science of skin, why skincare comes first, and how to get that glow with Hydrate + Restore Rich Cream. Read on to follow Felicia for a day.

Eighteen B Woman: Natasha Lee

We went to Topanga Canyon, CA to talk to travel, food & lifestyle photographer Natasha Lee about creating rituals and keeping skin radiant on the road with Hydrate + Restore Rich Cream. See the world through Natasha’s lens.

Eighteen B Woman: Wendy Euler

We went to Bozeman, Montana to talk to Wendy Euler of Goodbye Crop Top about aging, authenticity, and how she nourishes her skin with Hydrate + Restore Rich Cream. Here's a day in her boots.

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Beebe Lab Report: Results of our Foaming Gel Cleanser Trial

We did it!  At the end of October, we completed our first Beebe Lab trial featuring three different Foaming Gel Cleanser prototypes.  We are so grateful for the feedback we received because we collected important data and learned that our B-SILK™ PROTEIN ingredient has an…

A Band Of Small Businesses

Small Business Strong! We’re thrilled to have made the acquaintance of so many badass female founders along our journey! If you’re looking for a Mother’s Day gift, a treat for yourself, or just looking for a way to support some great small businesses – you’ve…

How Eighteen B got its name!

We're often asked how Eighteen B got its name. Here's Lindsay Wray, our Chief Science Officer to answer that question.

Meet Lindsay Wray, PhD – Eighteen B’s Chief Science Officer

Lindsay Wray, a pioneer in the field of silk protein research for over a decade. Education With a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Tufts University, Lindsay Wray worked in the world’s preeminent lab on silk materials research. She studied silk for medical applications such as…

Ask Lindsay: We Got Our INCI Name! (Polypeptide-1)

B-silk™ protein, our proprietary polypeptide, finally has an official INCI name. Lindsay Wray, our Chief Science Officer, gives us the low-down on what an INCI name means, how we got ours, and why it matters.

Lindsay Wray Wins ELLE’s 2019 Future of Beauty Award

Lindsay Wray, our Chief Science Officer, won ELLE's 2019 Future of Beauty Award. We talked to Lindsay about what the award means to her and how she's working to change the industry one ingredient at a time. Go Linsday!

Paying It Forward: Why We Support Nest this Giving Tuesday

In the spirit of gratitude and paying it forward, we've teamed up with The House That Lars Built, the design team behind our holiday sets, to support Nest, a nonprofit that supports the handworker economy. Here's why.

Eighteen B Holiday Gift Sets Are Here: A Peek Inside

Our holiday gift sets are finally here. In this post, we take a look inside each set. Here's what's inside, who it's right for, and why they make the perfect gift for skincare lovers.

Ask Lindsay: Why We Decided Not to Use Silicones in Our Products

We want to be confident about every ingredient that goes into our formulations. That's why we decided not to use silicones in our products. Lindsay, our Chief Science Officer, tells us why she stands by this decision.

Deep Dive: Firm + Replenish Serum To Protect Your Skin Barrier

Firm + Replenish Serum is our third product made with b-silk™ protein, our proprietary ingredient. Designed to replenish skin before moisturizing, Serum is an essential step in your skincare regimen. Here's why.

Ask Lindsay: Why We Created a Serum

Why did we decide to make a serum? We asked Lindsay Wray, our Chief Science Officer, for her inspiration behind the formulation. Hint: the story goes back to the basics – protecting your skin’s natural barrier function.

Ask Lindsay: Why Eighteen B is Cruelty-Free

Eighteen B was certified by Leaping Bunny as a cruelty-free company in March 2019. We talked to Lindsay Wray, our Chief Science Officer, about why she cares about staying cruelty free and how we test our formulations.

Deep Dive: Revitalizing Hydrogel Moisturizer

Our Revitalizing Hydrogel Moisturizer is a refreshing gel that delivers hydrating ingredients and a punch of b-silk™ protein. Want to learn how it works? Great – we can talk about Hydrogel all day.

Deep Dive: Hydrate + Restore Rich Cream

Our Hydrate + Restore Rich Cream is packed with nurturing ingredients that restore and maintain your skin’s barrier function. How does it work? We thought you'd never ask.

Ask Lindsay: How I Fell in Love with Silk

In our first edition of Meet Lindsay, Our Chief Science Officer tells us how she fell in love with silk, the molecule that launched Eighteen B.

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