The summer season is officially in full swing! Already forgotten are the shackles of our rainy spring, we’re now hitting the beaches, enjoying those backyard BBQ’s and soaking up as much sun as we can. After all, who doesn’t love a beautifully bronzed body in the summertime? However, gone are the days of tanning oils <... >
Just as the temperatures are finally getting us out of our long hibernation and we are welcoming the sun back with a deep sigh of relief, we are hearing that we must resist offering our complexions to uber-doses of sun light no matter how glowing and sexy they can make us feel. We are not <... >
My love of lavender began with the start of what I’d thought was a dream job in London. I spent my first week fogged by jetlag, frazzled by dislocation. I was staying in the Covent Garden area so that I could walk to work without getting lost and I’d discovered a spa that offered aromatherapy <... >
My love of roses is relatively recent. In third grade, I had a powdered and pillowy teacher whose upper arms flapped and swung in her short-sleeved, floral dresses as she wrote with yellow chalk on a green blackboard in curly cursive, “The Crops of Long Island.” Mrs. Miller. She had us collect coins, march in <... >
As an acne prone gal, I have always had to pay close attention to my ingredients whenever I am thinking of adding something new to my facial regime. But, that can be hard when you have no idea what to look for! Here’s a quick tip – anything that comes from the earth is good. <... >
Whoever said oil and water don’t mix obviously never tried Huile Sensorielle Aux 3 Fleurs from Lierac. This heavenly smelling oil turns a basin of water into a milky bath that coats your skin with a lovely non-greasy moisturizing veil. When I don’t take a bath, I pump some of the oil on my skin <... >
When I first discovered the L’Oreal Paris Go 360Ëš Clean Collection, I eyed it with a dose of my typical, healthy skepticism.
The holistic and organic skin care revolution that started in the United States in the 1970s was born in reaction to the technological takeover of skincare in the 1950s. Recently, I read about how Chinese people in ancient times took care of their skin and never separated the world of beauty from that of medicine <... >
Back in the day, Erno Laszlo Skin Care was the preferred brand of the rich, famous and beautiful such as Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo, Jackie O and Cary Grant. Fast forward to today and the line is still an iconic favorite with celebs such as Madonna, Barbra Streisand and even Sting. Though as cosmetic technology <... >
If the last unctuous potion you tried was baby oil, I’m here to tell you times have changed. I never thought I’d let oil anywhere near the pores on my nose but now that I’ve tried Aftelier’s Facial Elixirs, I’m a believer. Choosing between Rose, Sandalwood & Frankincense, Jasmine, Geranium & Ylang Ylang and Lavender, <... >
I am someone who likes all the work taken out of my beauty routine. It just feels overwhelming sometimes to figure out how to take care of my skin. Hence, I am obsessed with systems; products formulated to work together and give the most benefit. It takes the guesswork out of what skin needs. I <... >
I live in a great Brooklyn neighborhood. If you’ve seen HBO’s “Bored to Death,” (“The Gowanus Has Gonorrhea” episode in particular,) or “In Treatment,” and are in the know, you’ve caught many subtle references to my happening hood. It feels like a small town elsewhere and, other than seeing Manhattan friends who still won’t cross <... >
May I take this occasion to come out and say, “bah humbug” in the very first sentence? I am not a holiday person. I don’t like all the red and green, the incessant loop of Muzak that passes for timely tunes, I prefer Wolfords to stockings stuffed with junk I don’t want, and all that <... >
It takes more than lip gloss and mascara to keep her looking fabulous. Underneath it all, it starts with beautiful skin. We’ve got something for everyone on your list! Whether she’s headed to Paris or Hoboken, she’ll love My Comfort Carry On from Caudalie, the French brand all us anti-oxidant lovers love. The kit contains <... >
By adulthood, we expect to outgrow the various intolerable indignities and awkward moments adolescence so generously provides us.
Skin care companies continue their anti-aging research and won’t stop until we all look 10 years younger, without plastic surgery. Three cheers for them!
October is breast cancer awareness month and the beauty industry has once again rallied around initiatives and charities that support cancer survivors and cancer research by coloring our world pink. There is something incredibly fulfilling about supporting good causes, especially ones that affect our fellow females, all the while going about our daily beauty routines. <... >
In Chinese astrology, I’m a snake. In addition to a natural propensity for being content to lie about curled up until the urge to explore strikes, I like to shed my skin.
Magic serum in a bottle? Sign me up! What a wonderful world we’re aging in – we have the benefits of scientific research to help us fight the natural effects of getting older.
There it is! Barely visible, yet thriving nonetheless while stuck under layers of nearly translucent dermis: a tiny black hair.