Posts tagged "skin care"

Thank Us Later: Albolene Is Magic And You Should Buy Some

The ancient drag queen secret for kick-ass skin.

Robyn Pennacchia / March 3, 2015

Beauty Test Drive: Etre Belle Liplift Peel

At times, my lips are so dry they resemble truck tires. And then when I wear matte lip colors or stains, they adhere to the dead skin leaving a patchwork mess. The look and feel isn’t attractive, trust. I have been on the hunt for a lip scrub to revive my pout for some time and…

Sophie Leon / May 12, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Julep Luxe Care Hand Creme

I hate to break it to Kim and Kanye, but the word “luxury” is thrown around so much these days that it doesn’t mean jack shit. When a beauty product is called “Luxe” or “Luxury,” I don’t even assume that means it’s fancy anymore because you can buy “luxury bath beads” at the Dollar Store.

Jessica Wakeman / March 8, 2014

India.Arie Responds To Skin Bleaching Accusations: “I Have No Desire To Bleach Myself”

Has India.Arie been bleaching her dark skin to a lighter color?!?! That didn’t sound right to me when tongues started wagging last week that the famously self-accepting singer behind the song “I Am Not My Hair” might have either used skin bleaching creams — which is notoriously terrible for skin — or purposefully been lightened…

Jessica Wakeman / April 1, 2013

New Beauty, Delivered Directly To Your Door

As a verifiable beauty junkie, I can’t get enough beauty products. My drawers are filled with them, my closet overflowing, and yet, if something new comes out, I have to try it. It’s a disease. That’s why I’m crazy for Beauty Bar’s Sample Society program, which sends deluxe-size samples of new products directly to your…

Julie Gerstein / May 2, 2012

10 Face Masks That Will Change Your Life (Or At Least Your Skin)

If you’re going to add one thing to your skincare routine, it should be a face mask — that is, if you don’t use one already. They come in so many different incarnations and address so many specific issues that it’s next to impossible to choose just one to make a habit of. Whatever your…

Rachel Krause / January 13, 2012

Girl Skin Care In A Boy’s World

Last weekend, I stayed with a few of my dude besties at their house in Austin, Texas. In between eating tacos and marveling at the sheer number of terrible tattoos Austin has to offer, I went swimming and got some sun. Well, wouldn’t you know it, a house full of 20-something dudes didn’t have any…

Julie Gerstein / April 25, 2011

Beauty Test Drive: DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

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 dow…

Annika Harris / January 12, 2011

Get Soft Skin This Winter

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 i…

Annika Harris / January 10, 2011

Beauty Test Drive: June Jacobs Spa Radiant Refining Exfoliating Powder

I go to a lot events where I’m given goodie bags full of free stuff. Sometimes the swag is really great, other times it’s crap. I recently went to an event hosted by a blogger friend of mine, and her goodie bag was all good, especially the June Jacobs Spa New Radiant Refining Exfoliating Powder.

Annika Harris / January 2, 2011

Beauty Test Drive: emerginC Scientific Organics Phytocell Detox Mask

I don’t deviate too far from my daily skin care regime of washing with a benzoyl peroxide face cleanser and applying a prescribed MetroGel. I’ve found what works for me and I intend to stick with it until it no longer works for a while. But like most women obsessed with skin care, I know…

Annika Harris / December 1, 2010

Miranda Kerr Gets Goopy

Miranda Kerr is turning all new agey, à la Gwyneth Paltrow. She’s created a new skin care line because she “wasn’t able to find an organic skincare line that [she] was 100 percent happy with or that contained all the ingredients that [she] wanted and knew were beneficial to the skin.” Kora, her…

Ami Angelowicz / September 2, 2010

Quick Beauty Tip: Pure Aloe Vera For Wounds And Cold Sores

Ever since I saw “Food, Inc.” and began researching toxins in beauty products through the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, I vowed to begin eating organic and non-processed when possible, and to gradually attempt to replace my beauty aids with natural (or as close to natural as possible) products. So when I got one mother of…

Leonora Epstein / August 17, 2010

Got Acne? There’s An App For That

Are you a victim of cell phone zits? Now there’s a new iPhone application that can potentially combat this problem while you engage in the very same activity. Called AcneApp and developed by dermatologist Greg Pearson, the program emits red and blue nanometer lights, which are thought to help treat acne by destroying bacteria. Sound…

Leonora Epstein / February 9, 2010

The Secret To Perfect Skin Is Simpler Than You Think

Unless you are very, very lucky, many women spend tons of money and time in the pursuit of perfect skin. No one seems to stop buying products, and new treatments continue to come out, so it would seem nearly no one achieves the goal.

Dr. Ellen Marmur, chief of dermatology at Mt. Sinai…

Leonora Epstein / November 17, 2009