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.
I have always been one of those girls with delicate flower like complexions. I don’t wear much makeup because I can only use the gentlest products on my face. I dread the sun, because I can never find a sunscreen that doesn’t wreak havoc on my skin. My face has all the issues of sensitive <... >
Hey honey, fall is in the air and it’s the perfect time to rethink skin care routines. While we were playing in the sunshine (wearing sunblock of course) the scientists at Guerlain were buzzing about their labs and creating the new Abeille Royale Serum. Its key ingredient is honey, actually many varieties of the best <... >
With just a few more weeks for summer fun, be careful not to burn, but if you do, here’s what to do. Everything is fun in the sun…that is, until the sun leaves its mark and you wake up red and in pain. Cold shower anyone? Besides lathering on the sunscreen on your next outdoor <... >
I know you’ve been taking care not to damage your skin this summer by slathering on high SPF cream daily, haven’t you? Well, sometimes, some of those nasty damaging UV rays get through, and then combined with the damage of sunny days past, plus stress and pollution, which all damage collagen and elastin, you’ve got <... >
It’s finally summer! Something about this season makes me feel like a kid again. But with summer comes the hot sun and its harmful effects we’ve all heard about over and over (cue the eye roll). It’s alright, we’ve got the facts and products you need to stay safe while enjoying everything that goes along <... >
I am naturally an introvert so when I’m out and about, I often mask my thoughts and feelings but when it comes to downtime in the privacy of my cocoon, I love restoring my thin skin with an all natural mask. I learned this replenishing technique from my mother who would put her feet up <... >
When the oldest cosmetic company in the world comes up with something new, I take notice. Since 1872, Shiseido has been making women more beautiful and has introduced many “firsts” to the world, including being the first to use non-animal sourced hyaluronic acid in 1985. Their latest launch is the new Bio-Performance Super Corrective Serum, <... >
For over a decade, I have been investing time, effort and money in search of organic food for my personal temple.
A Hippocratic Quote: A plastic surgeon weighs in the benefits of Neutraceuticals for beautiful skin
There are a plethora of foods (or ingredients from foods) that is thought to have a beneficial effect on skin health and beauty wellness.
What would you name a brand new line of luxury skin care products from Switzerland? If In & Out, isn’t the first thought that pops into your head then you and I are on the same page. That said, when I recently met the creators of this new prestige line, Alain Obadia and his plastic <... >