Product Review: Luminaze Catalytic Skin Tone Illuminator and Dark Spot Corrector

Skin Care

About the author:  John Su is an established skin care expert and aspiring dermatologist.   He also runs a blog, The Triple Helix Liaison, dedicated to providing unbiased, meaningful, and insightful information about skin care. For his full bio, please visit our About pagepage. Wow, that is a mouthful! A while ago, one of the Read more »

What is Retinol Metabolism?

Ingredients, Q&A, Retinol, Skin Care

About the author:  John Su is an established skin care expert and aspiring dermatologist.   He also runs a blog, The Triple Helix Liaison, dedicated to providing unbiased, meaningful, and insightful information about skin care. For his full bio, please visit our About pagepage. Retinoids, both synthetic and naturally occurring, represent a family of compounds Read more »

Product Review: Burberry Lip Cover Lipstick

Lipstick, Makeup, Makeup Advice

Oh, Burberry.  Your plaid is a statement, your clothes divine, but your new Burberry Lip Cover Lipstick ($19.99 for deluxe sample, Amazon.com; $30.00 for full size, Nordstrom.com)?  Well, the packaging is gorgeous and the shades are sophisticated, but the formula is a bit dry.  Here’s more: Ingredient Analysis:  Smooth but Not Moisturizing As far as Read more »

Why Whole Milk is Better for Your Skin than Skim Milk – and 2 More Surprising Milk Facts

Nutrition, Q&A

Ask any mother, grandmother, nutritionist, or physician, and they’ll all tell you their honest opinion about milk.  From full-fat to skim, hormone-free to vitamin D enriched, there is a variety of milk to appease everyone’s desires.  But what does science actually say is best for your health, skin, and overall appearance?  Our Contributing Writer and Read more »