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As Americans’ life expectancy grows, so too does the demand for restorative products that can act as a “fountain of youth” for wrinkled, sagging skin. At the same time, an increasing number of consumers are aware of the carcinogens found in many cosmetics and facial products. Shoppers want to look young, but they don’t want to put their own health at risk.
Dermatologists suggest peptide-rich facial products, such as Peter Thomas Roth Un-wrinkle Turbo Face Serum, as a safe, effective route to younger-looking skin. Below is an exploration of why peptides are important and what makes the Peter Thomas Roth peptide serum so potent.
At the most basic level, a peptide is a combination of amino acids, the body’s building blocks for creating proteins. Some peptides contain just two amino acids (these are called dipeptides) while others may string together dozens of amino acids. Although it’s not a firm line, the cut-off for distinguishing a peptide from a protein is generally considered to be fifty amino acids – most proteins have at least this many amino acids.Read More »
Itchy skin that feels tight and dehydrated is not uncommon after a long soak or shower. Although age, sun exposure, overall health and climate factor into this condition, there are also steps anyone can take to minimize dryness caused by hot water. For instance, daily gentle exfoliation with a Clarisonic Mia can remove dead skin cells and open up deeper layers of skin to accept moisturizer, which protects skin against dryness.
Read on to discover why a hot shower or bath can cause dry skin and to learn techniques for minimizing this effect.
Let’s step back to consider the biology of human skin before we consider why a hot shower may damage it. Skin is composed of several different layers of tissue. To protect and waterproof the skin, sebaceous glands all over the body produce sebum oil. Healthy, radiant skin contains adequate amounts of both sebum (in the inner layers) and moisture (in the outer layers).Read More »
As a teen, you learn some basic skin care rules: Wash your face every day, chocolate will give you pimples, pizza grease will give you pimples (especially pepperoni pizza), and anything oily that touches your face will give you pimples. While somewhat misguided, some ladies continue to think oil is a perfect complexion’s enemy. Vapour Organic Beauty, however, proves that oil can actually help give you skin that’s glowing and beautiful.
The Science behind Zits
Blame acne vulgaris (a common skin condition), not oil, for your pimples. Pimples generally occur in areas where you have sebaceous follicles, like your face or back. A sebaceous follicle is a connected hair follicle and sebaceous gland. When a hair follicle becomes blocked with dirt, dead skin cells and sebum (the oil your skin naturally produces), it can get infected. Therefore, a zit is basically an infected hair follicle. Adding pure, natural, organic oil (like Vapour Organic) to your skin care routine won’t hurt your complexion; it might even give you the glow you seek.Read More »
The Spring season is all about introducing hints of color into your wardrobe and into your beauty routine. Fuchsias, corals and turquoise shades remind us of flowers in bloom, shades in the Caribbean Sea and all of these can be found in Butter London's Spring 2012 Collection! This much anticipated range isn't lasting long on our shelves especially since the Zoe Report just raved about this covetable range filled with 'show-stopping shine and chip-free coverage.'
As usual, these new Butter London shades have kitchy cute British names such as Trout Pout (cantaloupe), Knackered (twinkling oyster) and Slapper (teal) just to name a few. Step into spring with bright, eye popping shades from Butter London!
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If you're hesitant about the trials and tribulations that can occasionally come with using self tanners then let me tell you about a product that has quickly become one of my must haves, Prtty Peaushun. It's a tinted moisturizer for your body so it's applied just like any other moisturizer you adorn your body with, except this one is tinted, covers up cellulite and varicose veins, enhances muscle definition and leaves your skin absolutely glowing! Imperfections be gone as the secret to tanning is in the Peaushun!
Gwyneth Paltrow and celebrity trainer to the stars Tracey Anderson both swear by this product for any red carpet events. Choose from different color shades that look completely natural and won't stain clothing. It was recently featured in the May 2012 edition of Allure magazine showcasing the must have products to guarantee you're ready for bikini season. Once you try this tinted moisturizer it will quickly become your favorite I promise you!
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Even areas we tend to neglect need to experience a little luxury every once in awhile. Case in point: our underarms. Kai, the bath and body brand known for it's signature vacation inspired aromas of jasmine, tuberose and lily have come out with an aluminum and paraben free deodorant guaranteed to keep you feeling and smelling fresh the entire day. Many anti-perspirants can dry out that area but Kai deodorant's translucent formula contains Vitamin E, Chamomile and skin conditioning sugars.
Recently featured in the May 2012 edition of Town & Country magazine as one of the products that captures the essence of summer due to it's classically white packaging.
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Actress Jemma Mays, otherwise known as guidance counselor Emma Pillsbury from Fox channels mega-hit Glee allows US magazine inside her purse to share her beauty must haves. Sunglasses, hair binders, Blackberry and Leila Lou Eau de Parfum Spray made the cut!
The newest addition to the Leila Lou by Rosie Jane family brought on by popular demand now comes in a long lasting perfume spray that captures the spirit of summer. Fresh cut grass, Pear Blossom and Tangerine aromas are ideal for those who love a soft and lightly floral scent.
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Well, in this case we'll make an exception because this time we're getting lippy thanks to Butter London's new lip glosses inspired by their most popular nail lacquers! They're called Lippys and they're currently a regular occurrence on the Fashion Week stages because they roll on as smooth as a gloss but are richly pigmented like a lipstick. Even fashion forward Nylon magazine is crushing over the five lip shades that range from a true nude (Yummy Mummy Lippy) to the brightest electric pink (Primrose Hill Lippy). Be sure to team your chosen Lippy with it's nail lacquer cohort to rock the match-matchy trends seen on the Calvin Klein and Betsy Johnson runways.
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My absolute favorite fruit in the world is now the inspiration for one of my absolute favorite brand's newest product: green apple! Crispy and sweet is the best way to describe Sara Happ's latest limited edition Green Apple Lip Scrub.
If you haven't had the privilege of experiencing one of her lip scrubs yet I feel really bad for your lips! This luxurious product has tiny sugar granules that gently exfoliate the lips and leave them soft and kissable. When you purchase this particular Sara Happ lip scrub, you're also benefiting Matt Damon's environmental project Water.org with 20% of all profits going towards providing safe water and sanitation to third world communities.
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Now Jouer's award winning Luminizing Moisture Tint has a new shade that porcelain to fair complexions can enjoy! Let your skin breathe but still get good coverage and a bit of color with this oil and fragrance free beauty staple. The Luminizing Moisture Tint in Opal promotes a healthy complexion with SPF 20 protection too!
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