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Tue 04.19
Skinceuticals Triple Lipid Restore: Building a Barrier

SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2: Building a Barrier

I’ve been using SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic and Phyto+ serums for a while now, so when offered the opportunity to try their newly-launched Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 during a facial at Hiatus Spa in Texas, I was looking forward to seeing how the cream would boost the effects I’d been experiencing. My treatment was truly luxurious, starting off with a soothing foot soak (if only all facials came with head-to-toe pampering!).

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Mon 04.18
Can the Sun Actually Help Treat Acne?

Can the Sun Actually Help Treat Acne?

As someone who has struggled on and off with acne, I’m always looking for possible culprits and cures. I’ve written about the importance of wearing sunscreen enough that I wear it (pretty much) every day. I spend a good chunk of the year in Israel, though, and there have certainly been times when I haven’t re-applied as much as necessary. I’ve noticed that my skin seems to look better when it’s exposed to the sun, so I wondered if the rays can actually improve acne and if so, whether or not that benefit is influenced by the use of UVA/UVB protection. To find out, I turned to famed NYC dermatologist, host of DermTV.com, and creator of BeautyRx by Dr. Schultz, Dr. Neal Schultz.

Tue 03.22
Proactiv Repairing Concealer

Proactiv Repairing Concealer: Fight Acne with Your Concealer

There are few things as annoying as having a breakout and knowing full well that by covering it up with makeup, you’re only making it worse. But then if you don’t, at least for me, it ends up heavily weighing down my confidence (and it doesn’t matter how many times my girlfriends tell me they don’t notice or my boyfriend tells me I’m beautiful). Finally, there’s an answer!

Tue 03.01
Is Cannabis the New "It" Skincare Ingredient?

Is Cannabis the New “It” Skincare Ingredient?

Given all the recent happenings on the legalization front, cannabis has been dominating headlines, but it might not be long before you start seeing the ingredient in beauty aisles as well. Turns out, active cannabis extracts may work wonders on skin for common ailments like eczema, acne, and psoriasis (and no, it won’t cause a high in the process or show up on a standard drug test).

Thu 02.25
Everything You Need to Know about Retinol

Everything You Need to Know about Retinol

A few months ago, I had a blemish that just wouldn’t go away. None of my usual remedies and go-to products were doing the trick. A friend told me that her dermatologist recommended she use retinol and that it worked overnight when she was in a similar situation…

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Fri 02.05
The Ban on Plastic Microbeads Is Finally Here

The Ban on Plastic Microbeads Is Finally Here

The ban on plastic microbreads was a long time coming. I wrote about it over a year ago and am so happy to see it has finally passed! Here’s the quick summary: a few years ago, a number of beauty brands started using plastic exfoliating beads in their facial and body scrubs instead of natural exfoliators like coffee grounds, sugar, or nuts because the costs are significantly lower. Unfortunately, as a result, billions of plastic microbeads have been polluting waterways and poisoning fish (the beads soak up toxins in the water which are then absorbed by fish who mistakenly eat the beads thinking they’re food).

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The Ban on Plastic Microbeads Is Finally Here
Tue 12.15
Hangover Cures

Hangover Cures: Instant Gratification Facial Treatments

It’s that time of year when our bodies are being pushed to the limit, both mentally and physically. We are all crazy-busy between shopping, cooking, decorating, and maybe traveling. Add the endless parties, nice wines, and late nights, and who takes the real beating? Your skin! Then you need to look good all over again the next day, so what do you do? Booking a facial would be ideal, but let’s be serious: Squeezing in an appointment like that just isn’t feasible. Santa is the only who’s able to stop time around here.

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Mon 11.09
Here's How to Get Rid of a Blemish ASAP

Here’s How to Get Rid of a Blemish ASAP

We’ve all been there…you get up and you have a Cindy Crawford mole-sized zit on your face. The panic! When it happens to me I obsess over it and always think that everyone is staring at it. While there are a handful of actives that work well, I’ve found that far and away sulfur works the best and in particular the sulfur mask from Proactiv+.

Fri 08.14
Medical Beauty Research BioChange

Medical Beauty Research BioChange: Open, Treat, Close

I recently discovered the Medical Beauty Research line of products. Though the name doesn’t sound sexy and their marketing campaign is non-existent, their products really work. The German brand was founded by dermatologists and plastic surgeons, which isn’t new, but their approach and ingredients are. The rules for caring for your skin are open, treat, … Continue reading Medical Beauty Research BioChange: Open, Treat, Close