Hi! I’m Jessica. I’m a writer tackling topics from the surface to the soul — namely, skincare and wellness.

 

As a freelance writer, I've done a little bit of everything – from songwriting to ghostwriting Khloé Kardashian's sex column to editing a book on ancient symbology and copywriting for fashion labels. (Yup, I mean everything.) But these days, I prefer to stick to my true loves: natural skincare and holistic health, with a dash of woo-woo wellness.

My work has appeared in The Zoe Report, Cosmopolitan, Business Insider, Marie Claire, Fashionista.com, SELF, Healthline, HelloGiggles, Blood + Milk, Harper's Bazaar, L’OFFICIEL, Nécessité, the Kardashian/Jenner Official Apps, and more. I also run my own content platform, ILLUUM.

(FYI: My maiden name is DeFino. You can find my writing on the internet as both Jessica DeFino and Jessica L. Yarbrough.)

 

Highlights Include…

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fashionista.com

This Trendy Natural Beauty Ingredient Has A Major Counterfeiting Problem

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Glossier’s New Bubblewrap Eye + Lip Cream Is Not Actual Bubble Wrap, So It’s Fine

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Fashionista.com

The Dangerous Side Effect Of Digital Wellness

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fashionista.com

8 Common Fear-Mongering Natural Beauty Marketing Claims, Fact-Checked

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COSMOPOLITAN

Does Alcohol Affect Your Skin? I Gave Up Wine for 2 Weeks to Find Out

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fashionista.com

It May Be Time To Reconsider All That Glitter In Your Beauty Products

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THE ZOE REPORT

Meditating For Clear, Acne-Free Skin Actually Worked For Me — & It Can Help You, Too

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business insider

I Bought A $69 Bidet Attachment For My Toilet Because My Butt Deserves It

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SELF

Microblading Helped Me Stop Obsessively Pulling Out My Eyebrows

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fashionista.com

Is ‘Wild Skincare’ The New ‘Natural Skincare?’

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business insider

Magic Spoon Just Launched ‘Childlike Cereal For Adults’ — And I’m Hooked

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fashionista.com

Drinkable Retinol Is Here — And Dermatologists Are On Board With It

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the zoe report

Are You Boob Masking? You Should Be — Here’s Why

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the zoe report

These Edible Skincare Products Are *So* Good For You, Inside And Out

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the zoe report

Glossier Play's Packaging Might Be Changing Soon — Here's Why

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fashionista.com

Hey, Quick Question: Why Is Everyone In Fashion Talking About Colonics Right Now?

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business insider

Every Time I Wear This Unisex Fragrance, Someone Tells Me I Smell Good

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Business insider

I tried the buzzy new Billie razor for women — and now I actually look forward to shaving my legs

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the zoe report

This Mask Is Like A Weighted Anxiety Blanket For Your Face

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the zoe report

12 Female-Owned Beauty Brands To Support On International Women's Day 2019

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THE ZOE REPORT

Crystal-Infused Beauty Products Look Pretty (& They Actually Work, Too)

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ILLUUM

My Energy Healer Told Me To Buy This Cult-Favorite Watermelon Face Mask

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endpain

My Fiancé Doesn’t Think We’re Soulmates

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Fashionista.com

Everything You Need To Know About Bakuchiol, The Plant-Based Alternative To Botox And Retinol

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BLOOD + MILK

The Link Betweens IUDs and Depression We Need To Talk About

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illuum

EBOOK: Heal Your Skin With Herbs, Plants, Flowers, and Foods