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

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 […]

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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, […]

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

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 […]

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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 […]

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4 Airplane Beauty Essentials for Every Traveler

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 […]

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What are the Best Facial Masques of 2012?

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 […]

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Product Line Review: honest by Jessica Alba

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 […]

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Product Review: Jason Natural Cosmetics Vitamin E Creme 25000 I.U.

As far as natural remedies go, Jason Natural Cosmetics Vitamin E Creme 25000 I.U. ($11.10, sounds great, with 25,000 I.U. of vitamin E – over 1000 times the recommended daily oral dose per jar!   And with the ultra-affordable price tag, Jason Natural Cosmetics Vitamin E Creme 25000 I.U. may be a dream come true […]

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Spotlight On: Coconut

by Natalie K. Bell While daydreaming about summertime, it’s easy to picture yourself lounging on a beach: You’re enjoying the light spray of the surf, watching a sunrise, with a beverage-filled coconut in hand. In fact, maybe there are even coconut trees shading your from the sun. But there’s most to coconuts than just piña […]

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Which Facial Cleansing Wipes are the Best?

OK, OK, so the research is out, and we know that rubbing an anti-aging cleanser into your face for a full minute is the best (full article).  However, though it’s just 60 seconds, sometimes even that feels too much for us mere mortals, and hence God (and some really smart chemists) created cleansing wipes. I’m […]