Spotlight On: Astaxanthin


Astaxanthin is a red carotenoid that occurs in plants, algae, and seafood. It’s the pigment that gives salmon and flamingos their pinkish hue (Trends in Biotechnology). It protects the skin and eyes of these animals from the harmful irradiation of the sun — so what does it do for people? Astaxanthin as an antioxidant Astaxanthan has Read more »

Does Revitalash Fine Line Primer Work?

Makeup, Skin Care

Revitalash FineLine Primer ($60.00,; $46.90, is a unique makeup base that is perfect for under the eyes, as it is designed to make crow’s feet and deeper wrinkles less noticeable. Concealer and foundation are great for hiding imperfections but around the eye area makeup tends to settle into fine lines and wrinkles, making Read more »

Brown Rice Protein Skin Benefits: Would You Apply This to YOUR Skin?

Q&A, Skin Care

Having spent the last two weeks locked up in my house, sick, I had a lot of time to do some experimenting with my skincare regime.  I don’t remember what initially sparked my interest in brown rice flour as a skincare product, but nevertheless, I began researching its beauty benefits. Brown Rice Protein As is Read more »

Product Review: Smashbox Limitless 15-Hour Wear Cream Eyeshadow

Makeup, Makeup Advice, Makeup Reviews

It’s true:  I’m eyeshadow-married to bareMinerals eyeshadow; I almost can’t look at another without feeling a bit guilty.  But when I recently came across Smashbox Limitless 15-Hour Wear Cream Eyeshadow ($14.98,; $19.00 retail), I was enticed to stray a little.  The formula boasts 15-hour wear in a creamy, buildable formula, with shades ranging from Read more »

Product Review: Derma E Lip Repair Crème

Skin Care, Skin Care Advice, Skin Care Product Reviews

Lips need attention and sometimes we forget to give that to them. Just like the skin on our face, lips need attention and protection. A product with antioxidants can help undo some of the damage done by free radicals and the sun and also protect against further damage. A product like Derma E Lip Repair Read more »