My New Beauty Secret: Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Pencil


For years, I have been in love with the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner ($22.00,  The formula was so pigmented and long-wearing, I had to use eye makeup remover three times to get it off!  Most of the time, I’d just let it go after one eye makeup removal attempt, leaving me with sexily Read more »

Zinc and Titanium Oxide – Which is Better in Sunscreen?

Q&A, Skin Care

Dear Nicki, Which is better – zinc or titanium oxide?  Can you recommend any formulas for me? -M Dear M, It is a little-known fact that zinc oxide is better than titanium oxide.  This is because UVA and UVB rays are separated into longer UVA (UV-aging) and shorter UVB (UV-burning), and zinc oxide blocks a Read more »

A Fascinating New Concept: Masque*ology Collagen Hydro Gel Masque with 7-Dehydrocholesterol

Skin Care

We all know the #1 way to avoid more signs of aging is to stay out of the sun.  Yet, as those of us wanting to fight osteoporosis know, the #1 source of bone-strengthening vitamin D is produced after exposure to sunlight.  Most of those concerned resorted to taking a daily vitamin D supplement, still Read more »

How Does Food Influence Acne?: The Scary Truth about Dairy Products, Sugar, and Iodine

Nutrition, Q&A, Skin Care

Today we feature a question from our awesome reader Michelle, submitted via the Facebook page: Hi there, I’ve been following your blog for a while, and I was wondering about your thoughts on how diet could be connected to acne. I’m 30 yrs old and have suffered with acne since before puberty. Over the Read more »

Yves Saint Laurent Forever Youth Liberator Serum Review

Skin Care

I love Yves St. Laurent.  The fashion, the shoes, the glamour- ooh la la! When it comes to skin aging, there are numerous types of cells, tissues, proteins, and nutrients that play a role.  Many R&D departments at skin care companies have a knack for discovering an enticing finding or developing a unique treatment for Read more »

Which is Better – Neutrogena Healthy Skin or Neutrogena Ageless Intensives Deep Wrinkle?

Q&A, Skin Care
Neutrogena Healthy Skin vs. Neutrogena Ageless Intensives Deep Wrinkle Serum

Hello, I noticed that you have written many great things about Neutrogena Healthy Skin, but I also noticed the Neutrogena Ageless Intensives Deep Wrinkle product. Both are very inexpensive, which is what I am looking for, but not sure which one I should choose. I am also concerned about stability of the active ingredients in the Read more »