Avoiding Silicones? Three Things You Can Use Instead

Hair Care

By now you’ve heard all the hype about silicones in hair, and skin, products. Some of us swear by them, touting its coating or smoothing properties which hold up well with heat styling. Others simply swear at them, asserting that it dries and strips the hair of moisture leading to damage and breakage. While we Read more »

A Mask to Supplement Your Anti-Aging Routine: Bel Mondo Bio Cellulose Mask Review

Skin Care

I really enjoy masks as a regular part of my routine because it’s a great time to take a breather and let ingredients do their work on my skin. Depending on your age and your skin type, different masks benefit you differently. While you may need something with a little more acne-fighting power when you’re Read more »

Skin Care Holiday Gift Guide 2012

Skin Care

Here it is: the ubiquitous holiday gift guide. When it comes to skin care however, it’s actually quite difficult to recommend a gift set because rarely are all the products of equal or similar quality. While browsing through the 300+ distinct skin care gift sets on Sephora, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Read more »

Why "Men's" Skin Care is a Waste of Money

Q&A, Skin Care

As it turns out, men’s skin is more different than you’d think. It’s about 25% thicker and tougher. This is because men have more androgens, which are male hormones, the most commonly know being testosterone. Androgens are the hormones that cause hair growth, deeper voice, and a tendency toward more aggressive behavior (The International Dermal Read more »

What Heat Styling Does to Your Hair and How to Prevent It

Hair Care

The majority of us have used heat styling tools in our day-to-day lives.  Whether it’s a blow-dryer, a straightening wand, or a curling iron, these tools have become a part of our morning routine. We’ve all heard that these tools can be very damaging for our hair, but why is that?  In order to understand Read more »