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Spotlight On: Buddleja Davidii Stems G

Butterfly bushes are known for being and attracting beauty — their conical clusters of white, pink, lilac, and violet-colored flowers that reel in the powder soft flitter of butterfly wings. But butterfly bushes may also be present in a recent skin care ingredient. It’s one of the components (along with glycerine and xantham gum) of […]


How to Get the Maximum Benefit from Skin Oils

Oils are extremely popular on the market right now.  From cult favorite mixtures like Rodin Olio Lusso Skin Oil to 100% pure argan oil, large-scale and boutique beauty companies alike are each premiering their own natural or organic oil concoctions. However, as with synthetic beauty products, not all natural oils are created equal.  Keep the […]

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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nylon Lip Tar

Though I was late to join the crowd, I now love Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars. I was very excited when I saw on twitter that they would be sold in Sephora starting in September. I was even more excited to learn that to celebrate going big, OCC had partnered with Nylon Magazine, one of […]

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Product Review: New York Streets Shampoo and Conditioner Review

Lately, I’ve been considering my tresses quite a bit. Soon the weather will turn colder and with the warmth, the moisture will be sapped from the air, leaving my tendrils thirsty. So it’s occurred to me that it’s time to reconsider whether I should be using a sulfate-containing shampoo or something a little gentler. So […]

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Which is Better: L'Oreal Colour Riche Balm or Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment?

If you know me, you know that I’m a stickler for any lip product with SPF.  And why not – with experts like renowned dermatologist Dr. Leslie Baumann, M.D. affirming the idea that shiny, glossy lip products can increase sun exposure and invite skin cancer (source), it’s always a great idea to apply products with […]

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Product Review: Stila Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer, SPF 15

While I enjoy make-up greatly, for day to day, I tend to like things that are fast, easy, and minimal. My favorite products are those that let my pale complexion shine — not literally.  So, when Stila sent over Stila Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer, SPF 15 ($19.99, I was excited to see if it […]

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What are the Best Treatments for Rosacea?

Do you have a rosy tinge to your cheeks?  Accompanied by dilated blood vessels around your cheeks and nose?  But otherwise pale skin?  Chances are, you have rosacea.  An inherited condition, rosacea typically presents in patients 25-60 years of age (Cosmetic Dermatology, 2002).  In men, symptoms show on the nose, but in women, cheeks and […]

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Product Review: Pro+Therapy MD Advanced Ultra Rich Day Repair

With school starting up again, this means one thing to dermatologists:  There is less moisture in the air.  So those with non-oily or acne-prone skin can switch to anti-aging moisturizers with a bit of oil, like water-in-oil or oil-in-water emulsions.  One of the most interesting I’ve encountered this season?  Pro+Therapy MD Advanced Ultra Rich Day […]