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Product Review: Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion AM Moisturizer SPF 30

Peter Thomas Roth makes some great skin care products, including the Power K eye cream.  I love that because vitamin K is proven to reduce dark circles when combined with a cream containing vitamin A.  Unfortunately, I’m just not a huge fan of the new Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion AM Moisturizer SPF 30 ($67.00, […]

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What Do I Use for CoffeeBerry Now that RevaléSkin Has Been Discontinued?

Dear Nicki, I heard recently that RevaleSkin was being discontinued.  What do I use now? -PPD Dear PPD, It’s sad but true; Stiefel Laboratories has made the decision to discontinue RevaléSkin products, as stated in an official announcement in 2012. Known for reporting the “highest concentration of CoffeeBerry available on the market,” RevaléSkin is no longer being […]

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Product Review: Cellese AnteAGE Serum & Accelerator

Call me jaded, but after nearly five years of beauty blogging, new products rarely impress me anymore.  From claims of “youth gene repair” to “nanoparticle” delivery systems to the latest in luxurious packaging, I’ve seen it all.  Nowadays I typically pick up a product and immediately search for the ingredients label, which usually elicits a […]

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Do Mary Kay's Best-Selling Products Work?

About the authors:  Jessica Fitzgerald is the newest Contributing Writer.  She is a Sales Director for Mary Kay.  For more, please visit her sales page, Jess Fitz for Mary Kay.  Nicki Zevola is Editor-in-Chief of and contributed to the “What Nicki Says” portions of this article. It seems the older we get, the […]

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Coolsculpting by Zeltiq: Does It Really Freeze Off Fat? Reviews, Cost, and Before and After Photos

No matter how much you eat and live right, some of us just cannot get rid of those few pesky pounds here and there. Many methods are available for that purpose, from liposuction to lipolysis. Whether liposuction or lipolysis by laser, ultrasound or radiofrequency assistance, each has various degrees of invasion, efficiency and risk factors.(1) […]

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Spotlight On: Sea Buckthorn – Super Fruit, or Super Fraud?

By Leah Argento, FutureDerm Weekly Contributing Writer and Beauty Industry Expert Super Fruit all the way! Sea Buckthorn, scientifically known as Hippophae rhamnoides, is a shrub that can be found in Europe and Asia. This plant is so important in terms of its function as a source of vitamins and minerals that in 2005 the European […]

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Can I Apply Sunscreen Around My Eyes?

From the FutureDerm Facebook page: Can I apply sunscreen around my eyes? -Lore Dear Lore, This is a complicated question. Though the active ingredients in sunscreens are some of the few ingredients in skin care products regulated by the F.D.A. in the United States, sunscreens are not required to be tested for use around the […]