Product Review: MoistStic Natural Lip Protection

Skin Care, Skin Care Advice, Skin Care Product Reviews

MoistureStic Natural Lip Protection ($2.59, is a cruelty-free, natural lip balm that gets its moisturizing properties from emollient coconut oil and is scented with peppermint oil. The tasty balm makes lips feel soft and smooth, unfortunately, it doesn’t have sun protection — a major necessity with lip balm. Fortunately, there is one with SPF Read more »

FutureDerm Giveaway: Australian Gold Self-Tanning Lotion and Moisture Lock


We’re giving away Australian Gold Self-Tanning Lotion and Moisture Lock! Sun is the #1 cause of aging. With the right precautions (one of the biggest being staying out of the sun!), you can look younger for much longer. Think starting to see signs of aging in your 40s and 50s instead of your 20s and Read more »

Study Focus: Moisturization is Very Important for Scar and Stretch Mark Repair

Skin Care

We already know that keeping the skin moisturized ensures young, soft skin. Moisturizing is also important when it comes to improving the appearance of scars and stretch marks. An article in the December 2012 issue of the International Journal of Cosmetic Science reviews this very topic.  How are skin cells in a scar different from Read more »

Spotlight On: Beeswax


Beeswax is in all sorts of products, from cosmetics to candles. It’s endlessly useful, both in its applications on skin and for the way it works in formulations. Though there’s not a wealth of scientific study on what it could do, we know that beeswax works excellently as an emollient and stabilizer. Future study will Read more »