Hi, I’m Austen. I took an exposure analysis class during my Master’s program at Stanford and have been passionate about human exposure ever since. The products we chose for our skin care and makeup routines can have a large impact on our health, and my goal is to help eliminate some of the toxins.

Each Primed Time blog post looks into a new skin care or makeup product, explores the ingredients to avoid, what to look for, and recommends less toxic, more eco-friendly products. I also throw in other product and/or life advice- I’ll try a lot so you don’t have to. I hope you enjoy it!