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Celebrities are usually beautiful, polished, charismatic…and yes, blessed with perfect-looking skin and hair. While Hollywood’s best and brightest often consult with top dermatologists to achieve their glow, most often maintain their appearance with at-home treatments as well. Below are some of the treatments revealed:
This week’s issue of US Magazine says that Klum keeps her skin soft with Sjai Kura Intuitif Nourishing Cream ($255.00, EliteSkinCare.com). An impressive cream with 5% glutathione, which has been shown in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology to be a potent antioxidant in the epidermis (top layer of skin). Glutathione is a network antioxidant, which means that it works with other antioxidants synergistically to regenerate and enhance their action. Other network antioxidants include vitamins C and E, glutathione, lipoic acid, and coenzyme Q10; however, according to Cosmetic Dermatology, glutathione is the most abundant antioxidant of the network antioxidants, and is significantly recycled by lipoic acid.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
A self-proclaimed lotion addict, Sarah Michelle Gellar is currently a fan of Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Soy Milk and Honey Body Polish ($27.50, Kiehl’s.com). To keep the skin hydrated, the product includes shea and jojoba butters, honey, and sweet almond oil. To gently exfoliate the skin, ground Luffa Fruit is added. Soy Milk Protein keeps the skin smooth, stimulates the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid in human fibroblasts cultured in vitro, and keeps hyperpigmentation in check.
Adams is enchanted (sorry, I couldn’t help it) with Jo Malone Jasmine and Mint Bath Oil ($60.00, JoMalone.com). While Jo Malone Jasmine and Mint Bath Oil is skin-softening, ingredients-wise, it’s more of a luxurious indulgence than a skin-benefiting treatment. Still, it makes a great gift for someone special.
Kristen Bell uses Jergens Natural Glow Express Body Moisturizer ($7.98, Amazon.com). The product gradually builds color with each application, and contains a plethora of really hydrating ingredients (glycerin, mineral oil, dimethicone, vitamin E). I don’t personally use self-tanner (I like to rock the pale thing), but fellow blogger ForTheLoveOfBeauty is rather impressed with the product (review here).
Eva Mendes has incredible, voluminous hair, at least in my opinion. I was pretty excited to find out that her volume comes from T3 Plump Heat Seeking Liquid Hair Plumper ($38.00, Amazon.com), a new product created by T3 and renowned hairstylist Orlando Pita. The product claims to be activated by an ionic blow dryer. It contains a lot of keratin, the main protein component of hair. Although the actual effects of applying keratin to the hair are unknown, and the biotin in the product has never been found to have effects when applied topically (only when ingested), the product still contains vitamin E and protects hair from heat-styling. Just don’t forget to use hair sunscreen too!
The Queen of Daytime TV (and self-made billionaire) is a reported fan of Philosophy Hope in a Jar ($38.00, Amazon.com). However, as I found after reviewing the product on November 6, 2007, the product is moisturizing and a source of vitamin E, but is rather disappointing otherwise, without any other antioxidants and a small concentration of retinyl palmitate, I’m not a big fan.
Amy proves she is smart intelligent ( ) with Korres Pomegranate Lip Butter ($9.00, Amazon.com). With antioxidant pomegranate to provide UVA-and UVB-damage control, inhibit matrix metalloproteinases, improve collagen production and inhibit hyperpigmentation, this is indeed a great lip balm. (Tint too!) One great alternative is Murad Vitalic Energizing Pomegranate Lip Therapy SPF 15 ($16.00, Amazon.com), with pomegranate and a built-in SPF.
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