Product Review: philosophy Full Of Promise™ Dual-Action Restoring Cream

Skin Care, Skin Care Advice, Skin Care Product Reviews

philosophy is very hit-or-miss for me:  On the one hand, I love their, well, philosophy – their cute and beautiful sayings on their bottles and jars really get to me.  And some of their products, including philosophy Miracle Worker Peel Pads, are solid and recommended.  But at other times, I’m turned off by the lack Read more »

Which is Better: Retinoids or Peptides?


  Submitted via the Facebook page: Would you recommend Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Remover [retinol] over Hydroxatone [peptides]? Please advise! -Maria Dear Maria, Research supports retinoids over peptides right now.  Here’s the lowdown: Retinoids Retinol is still the gold standard for anti-aging, recommended second most by dermatologists, bested by only sunscreen.  As Dr. Ranella Hirsch, Read more »

Product Review: Shinto Clinical Watch Your Tone Toner by Kimora Lee Simmons

Skin Care, Skin Care Advice, Skin Care Product Reviews

Shinto Clinical Watch Your Tone Toner ($32, is a toner intended for regular use, as well as something to give you a mid-day boost. It contains acetyl hexapeptide-8, which can help to smooth lines on the face, as well as cooling cucumber and energizing peppermint. But does it deliver? Acetyl-Hexapeptide-8 This peptide — also Read more »

PaloVia Skin Renewing System by Palomar


For a while now, I have been in love with Palomar Medical, having had the chance to operate one of their fantastic in-office laser devices. Not only do they give satisfying results for patients, but Palomar took the operator’s comfort into consideration too. With handles that are easy to hold for an extended laser session Read more »

4 Airplane Beauty Essentials for Every Traveler

Skin Care

by Jana Levin Along with this lovely summer weather comes summer travel plans, so I thought I’d discuss how I keep my skin from getting sucked dry on airplanes—because I don’t know about you, but my skin becomes near life-less on planes. Why does your skin get so dry on airplanes anyways? The simple answer Read more »

What are the Best Facial Masques of 2012?

Q&A, Skin Care

by Leah Argento Since ancient times women have relied on facial masks to nourish & rejuvenate the skin. Masks are therapeutic problem-solvers that can quickly and visibly refine the complexion, plump and smooth fine lines and wrinkles, deep-pore cleanse, stimulate circulation and even skin tone.  Most of these effects are temporary, making them perfect in the weeks prior to Read more »

Product Line Review: honest by Jessica Alba

Skin Care

It’s really excellent marketing:  Beautiful celebrity (Jessica Alba).  Two adorable children.  Add in the facts that natural products are all the rage and a population of mothers who will go to great lengths to protect their children, and voila! – honest products are born. Unfortunately, my problem with honest products is that they keep saying Read more »