Olivella Lavender Bath and Shower Gel: Springtime Nightly Ritual Part 1

Body Treatments, Brands, Cleansers, Lavender, Olive Oil

Olivella Lavender Bath and Shower Gel ($10.95, Olivellaline.com) is one of my favorite new Spring 2015 products. This innovative bath and shower gel is richly scented with lavender and infused with 100% extra virgin olive oil. Extra Virgin Olive Oil Olive oil is one of the best ingredients to use in the bath or shower. Read more »

Spotlight On: Emu Oil

Emu Oil, Ingredients
Wink Eyelash and Eyebrow Enhancer

Emu oil has been like a limited-edition Chanel bag in the past: You heard it was amazing, but you had no idea where to get it, and if you finally did find it, it was rather elusive or expensive. Thanks to the increasing popularity of skin care oils, emu oil is becoming increasingly common in skin Read more »

What are the Effects of Growth Factors in Skin Care?

Aging, Anti-aging, AQ Skin Solutions, Growth factors, Skin Care
AQ Skin Solutions Active Serum

If there was a skin care ingredient I would stock up on in the next decade, it would be growth factors. Why? Well, in my opinion, skin cell stimulating growth factors are as close to a drug as it gets. Growth factors in skin care have been shown in peer-reviewed, independent studies to enhance wound healing following dermatological Read more »

Spotlight On: Skinasensyl® (and the Best Products with It!)

Bel Mondo Beauty, Ingredient Spotlight, Skin Care

Sensitive skin is a common complaint in skin care and cosmetics. In fact, as many as 40% of women state that they have the condition, though actual numbers reported by dermatologists vary (Dermatitis, 1997; British Journal of Dermatology, 2001). There are many ingredients out there designed to help soothe and treat sensitive skin, including: Green tea, Read more »

Magnesium: Spotlight Ingredient

Ingredient Spotlight, Skin Care
Nicki Snacks

When it comes to magnesium, most of us think it is solely a mineral of some sort. Some meaningless nutrient added to foods. As it turns out, magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps to maintain normal nerve and muscle function, supports a healthy immune system, keeps the heart beat Read more »