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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 […]

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Zinc and Titanium Oxide – Which is Better in Sunscreen?

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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Yves Saint Laurent Forever Youth Liberator Serum Review

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 […]

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

Hello, I noticed that you have written many great things about Neutrogena Healthy Skin, but I also noticed theNeutrogena 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 […]

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A Truly Novel Product: Chanel Le Blanc Brightening Concentrate Continuous Action TXC™

I get a lot of e-mails asking about luxury products:  Are they always better?  (No.)  Do they contain ingredients or delivery systems you might not get in lesser products?  (Sometimes).  Such is the case with the best-selling Chanel LeBlanc Brightening Concentrate Continuous Action TXCTM ($140.00,   A sensation in Asia since 2010, the concentrate […]

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Is SK-II LXP Ultimate Revival Cream the new Créme de la Mer?

When I was younger, I never understood why anyone would pay hundreds for a cream that couldn’t possibly contain more sun protection than Neutrogena SPF 100 or retinoids than Retin-A.  Yet after sampling a few New York Fashion Weeks, high-end restaurants, and, well, Whole Foods in the past few years, I started to get it: […]