Jaclyn Smock Jaclyn Smock is a skincare and beauty expert with over a decade of experience in investigating trends, debunking myths, and explaining the ins and outs of every beauty product—from the cult classics to the latest viral must-have. She attended the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Journalism. In addition to her current role as a Senior Social Media Copywriter position at Walmart, she regularly contributes to brands like Allure, Real Simple, Byrdie, Brides, The Zoe Report, Hello Giggles, and more. About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.