Product Review: L’Oreal Youth Code Pore Vanisher

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L’Oreal Youth Code Pore Vanisher

For a long time, I have lauded the efforts of L’Oreal with their rather revolutionary L’Oreal Youth Code line, which was one of the first products to include probiotics, like Bifida ferment lysate. While this was considered to be cutting edge by most and hokey by some in 2009, concurrent research at the time demonstrated Read more »

L’Oréal Youth Code Product Review


If there’s one thing that L’Oréal is great at, it’s marketing.  The powerhouse skincare and cosmetics company, which houses not only L’Oréal itself but also such big names as Lancôme, The Body Shop, Kiehls, and Skinceuticals is now launching Youth Code ($29.95 for trial set,, its latest in self-deemed ‘revolutionary’ skincare. Probiotics in Skin Read more »

Product Review: shu uemura Phyto-Black Lift Smoothing Anti-Wrinkle Essence


Are you a recovered sugar-addict who has regrets about her candy-coatedd past? Or do you still indulge in the sweet stuff and worry about what it could be doing to your skin? (Thanks to the existence of Tootsie Roll Pops, I admit to being in the latter category). Well, fear no more. Although excess sugar Read more »

Commentary: Who Owns Who in the Beauty Business?


Elizabeth Arden is one company with many more brands behind it than you might imagine. Photo source Elizabeth Everyone has it: a favorite brand, maybe a bit of brand bias. (“I won’t use MAC, but I’ll use Estée Lauder!”) Unfortunately, most customers don’t know just how many of their favorite brands are actually divisions Read more »

Product Review: L’Oreal Age Perfect Pro-Calcium Day Cream for Very Mature Skin


One of L’Oréal’s latest products, Age Perfect Pro-Calcium Day Cream for Very Mature Skin ($24.99, is targeted at the 60+ crowd. Fortified with Calcium Microspheres, Soy Proteins and Marine Collagen, L’Oréal advertisements say the product helps to restore skin density and deeply hydrates. According to L’Oréal, 100% of 42 women testing the product saw Read more »