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

Skin Care

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 »

What are the Best Facial Masques of 2012?

Personal/Inspirational, 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 »