Exuviance Targeted Filler T5
Aging, Exuviance, Hyperpigmentation (Age Spots), Skin Care Advice, Skin Care Product Reviews

Recommended Under Makeup: Exuviance Targeted Filler T5

Recently, a PR agency for Exuviance mailed me the Exuviance Targeted Filler T5 ($60.00, Amazon.com). The filler contains brightening glucosamine and palmitoyl oligopeptide (also known as Matrixyl) in a unique syringe-like applicator that helps to fill wrinkles as it corrects them. For what the science says, read on. Glucosamine N-acetyl glucosamine is an ingredient that has […]

Living Proof Full Thickening Hair Care
Conditioners, Hair Care Advice, Hair Product Reviews, Hair Treatments, Shampoos

Why I Love Living Proof Full Thickening Hair Care

I often see pictures of Asian supermodels like Lily Zhi (shown above), or gorgeous women like Jane Seymour, and I’m envious.  Though I’m Asian and have waist-length hair, my hair is lifeless and limp when straight, and flat at the crown when curled – not the kind of hair that is going to launch any […]

Loreal Butterfly Lash Out Mascara FutureDerm
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Best for Asian Eyes: L’Oréal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara Review

I often believe in life you get what you pay for, whether it’s with my time or my money. So imagine my surprise when the $7.99 L’Oréal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara turned out to be one of the best I’ve ever tried. Formulated with a waxy, water-soluble base and equipped with a long-bristled, finely-spaced bristle brush, L’Oréal Voluminous […]

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15
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Your Lips Need Sunscreen, Too!

One of my most vivid memories of summer vacation as a kid is of putting on Pre-Sun brand sunscreen at the beach. Granted, it was probably like SPF 4, since this would’ve been in the late 1970s, but at least my mom was trying. I remember the smell as well as the taste, which was, in […]

Skin Bleaching
Age Spots, Hydroquinone, Hyperpigmentation (Age Spots), Skin Care Advice, Skin Care Product Reviews, Specialized treatments | Tagged

What Are the Best Products with Hydroquinone?

In one of my favorite episodes of Sex and the City, Miranda talks about her “secret single behavior,” where she likes to go and clip her toenails while watching bad TV. Skin bleaching is a little like that: It’s something that many people do, but refuse to share with others. In fact, 77% of women in […]

Dr Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads FutureDerm
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Peter Thomas Roth UnWrinkle Peel Pads Review

Peter Thomas Roth UnWrinkle Peel Pads are like the original Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel Pad. Around for nearly a decade, Peter Thomas Roth UnWrinkle Peel Pads contain glycolic acid and lactic acid that refine fine lines and wrinkles, take down oil in the skin, and leave skin smoother to the touch. For more on the […]

Peter Thomas Roth Powder K Eye Rescue for Dark Circles and Fine Lines FutureDerm Review
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Product Review: Peter Thomas Roth Power K Eye Cream — An Oldie But a Goodie

Dark circles are unfortunately a certainty for many of us. Which is why Peter Thomas Roth Power K Eye Cream ($127, FutureDerm/Shop) is one of my all-time favorites. The Science Behind It There are few things in this world I think are worth $100+ for 0.5 ounces — maybe rare gems, a couple of collector’s […]

Josie Maran Argan Oils
Argan Oil, Dry Skin, Normal Skin, Normal-to-Dry Skin, Normal-to-Oily Skin, Oils, Oily Skin, Skin Care Advice, Skin Care Product Reviews | Tagged

Which Josie Maran Argan Oil Formulation is the Best?

One of my favorite derms, Leslie Baumann, M.D., once put it best: “Unlike other exotic resources such as caviar and marine algae, argan oil offers the best of both worlds…It’s an anti-ager and it’s eco-friendly.”  Dubbed “the gold of Morocco,” argan oil contains essential fatty acids (linoleic and oleic acids) and antioxidant polyphenols. An Antioxidant That Is as Good […]