It might seem counter-productive to clean your face with oil, especially if you have oily skin like me. But I tried DHC Deep Cleansing Oil with fingers crossed that I wouldn’t end up with a huge zit on my nose. The oil contains a blend of moisturizing olive oil and vitamin E that breaks down makeup, dirt, and impurities. I massaged the Deep Cleansing Oil on my dry face with dry hands. I was still skeptical about the cleaning properties, but had to admit the oil felt wonderful on my face. I wasn’t sure it would rinse off easily with water because I know oil and water don’t mix. But surprisingly and amazingly, the oil rinsed off well and easily with warm water. And afterwards, my skin felt clean without any residue. It also felt soft and supple. I still like the cleansing properties of my benzoyl peroxide face wash, but plan to use the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil on the days my skin feels dry or particularly stressed. If you’re not willing to purchase the Deep Cleansing Oil on a whim, the DHC catalog often contains samples of it and other products. [$12.50, DHC] Keep reading »
OK Cupid has attempted to decode the algorithm of the male lizard brain. Using women on the site as data, they demystified female beauty in the eye of the male beholder. Well kind of … beauty being defined in this case as getting the most messages. Keep reading »
The paps snapped Eva Longoria on an apparent date with actor Kevin Connolly. And of course everyone noticed the extreme white concealer under Eva’s eyes. She’s the latest celebrity to sport this concealer blunder. In 2009, Nicole Kidman inspired a beauty post on how to get under-eye concealer right. We expect celebrities to have the best hair and makeup people, so how did Eva, Nicole, etc. get snapped with such unfortunate makeup? Find out after the jump. Keep reading »
The first step to getting soft winter skin is exfoliating. But you don’t want to use any old scrub, right? We love Sabon’s Organic Body Scrub for its Dead Sea minerals ingredients, essential organic ingredients, and organic olive oil. (All the organic properties are certified by ECOCERT and Bio Swiss.) The Organic Body Scrub is an amazing way to slough away your dead skin, while replenishing the moisture at the same time. The oils also give your skin a light and calm feeling.
When Kristen Stewart stepped on stage last night at the 2011 People’s Choice Awards to accept her “Best Actress” award, all eyes were on her sparkly gold mini-dress, towering black heels, long shapely gams and, of course, her beautiful lengthy locks.
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CVS has expanded its ExtraCare program to include beauty rewards, giving you a reason to shop there. (I say “a reason” because no matter where the CVS is or the time of day, I’ve always had to wait in an epic line to checkout.) Participants will get a 10 percent coupon for registering, a $5 ExtraBucks for every $50 spent, and a $3 ExtraBucks for their birthday. But coupons aren’t the only incentives for signing up for the beauty rewards program. You’ll also receive beauty tips, discounts for online shipping, invitations to exclusive in-store beauty events, access to products before they launch, and personalized beauty offers. The benefits are similar to the ones Sephora’s Beauty Insider program offers, but the prices of the products are cheaper. You can sign up here. [Fashionista] Keep reading »