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A Designer Is Making Leather Goods Out Of Alexander McQueen’s Skin

The leather-like “skin” being used for the line of Pure Human bags is lab-grown from the DNA of a small sample of McQueen’s hair utilizing the scientific methods of Stem Cell Biology. More »


5 Ways To Treat Acne When Your Skin Is Completely Over It

There are two things wrong with my face. One, my right eye is bigger than my left. Two, I’m constantly dealing with scars from the cystic acne that I can’t ward off with an army of lotions, potions, and crystals. The age-old question — how to get rid of acne? — is one I’ve been asking in front of… More »


Scientists Have Created Artificial Skin That Sweats And Grows Hair

Sick of your boring old natural human skin? Well now you don’t have to have that stupid biological stuff anymore because researchers from RIKEN University and Tokyo University in Japan just announced that they have created the first lab-grown skin that has hair follicles and sweat glands.

Biologist at RIKEN in Tokyo, Takashi… More »


5 Tips To Prevent Dry, Scaly, Alligator Skin This Winter

Winter is coming, your skin is cracking, let’s fix it, shall we? More »


Beauty IRL: Picking Your Skin Is Gross, But It Feels So Right

Lots of things happened after I turned 30. Hangovers went from tolerable nuisances to crippling events that required utter silence and very little movement. Eating pizza and maybe some peanut butter from a spoon at 11:30 p.m. was no longer a suitable dinner, and the soft blub that formed at my waistline didn’t go away… More »


All The Science You Need To Know About Your Skin’s pH Level

I have been having THE WORST breakout lately. What bothers me isn’t so much that it’s been all over my face — although lately it has — but that it’s lasted for such a long time, and no matter what I did, I couldn’t get rid of it.
When I stopped shampooing my hair,… More »


Lupita Nyong’o & Elmo: “I Love My Skin”

“Elmo can see that Miss Lupita’s skin is a beautiful brown color!”

That’s Elmo learning all about skin when “12 Years A Slave” actress Lupita Nyong’o visited “Sesame Street.” They talked about touch and tickling, but the most heartwarming part of their skin conversation is loving their skin color. I hope all the… More »


Makeup Bag: 10 Shimmery Beauty Products We Love

Now that you have your summer tan, it’s time to make your bronzed skin pop! The best way to do that is with some SHIMMER. Give yourself the gift of glowing skin, luminescent eyes and an all-over luster with lightweight beauty products that have a hint of shine. This season, I’ve stocked up on affordable… More »


Pharrell Williams, 40, Knows The Importance Of Skincare

“You have to clean your face. You can’t sit around and assume it’s going to be OK. I wash my face every day — don’t be afraid to wash yours before you go to bed! … At the end of the day, you just have to take care of your face. I’m being honest with… More »


Spa Is Charging $180 For The Bird Poop Facial

Though rare in the United States, using bird feces for facial treatments is a well-known and common in Japan. And if you’re just dying to have bird poop smeared on your face in the hopes it will improve your skin, one New York spa offers the treatment for $180.

This poop isn’t just… More »


Makeup Bag: 5 Subtle Glow-Boosting Bronzers

Exhibit A: I am not an expert on tanning, or anything even remotely having to do with tanning. My skin glows under those neon lights at the bowling alley. I am, however, sort of an expert (I flatter myself) on faking a healthy summer glow, when the last thing I am in actuality is healthy… More »


Poll: Which Weird Weather-Related Beauty Concern Are You Experiencing Today?

This late April has brought about some seriously weird weather here in NYC. It’s 45 and rainy today and set to be 72 and sunny tomorrow, so not only do we have no idea what to wear, but our bodies have no idea what to do with themselves. This, naturally, presents Beauty Problems galore. We… More »


Earth Month Beauty: 5 Natural Face Cleansers For Every Skin Type

As you may or may not already know (you probably do), April is Earth Month, which means it’s prime time to educate yourself about all things good and green. Switching to natural beauty products, particularly skincare (I’m not about to part with my heavy-duty, chemical-laden concealer), can be crazy beneficial to all skin types —… More »


Was Kerry Washington’s Skin Lightened On The Cover Of Entertainment Weekly?

Fresh off a week of the Internet wondering whether singer Indie.Arie lightened her skin on the artwork for her new single, there’s a new Black woman looking awfully light-skinned. “Scandal” stars Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn posed in flagrante on the cover of this week’s Entertainment Weekly and if you aren’t distracted by Goldwyn’s chest… More »


5 Tried-And-True Face Powders For Effortless Airbrushed Skin

Of all the beauty products in the world, powder probably gets the worst rap. Just the name conjures images of chalky, pasty texture and little puffs and getting it all over your clothing… but it doesn’t have to be that way! Not anymore, at least — I can’t vouch for my grandmother’s generation, but the… More »


Winter Skin Care Tips: Stay Silky Smooth From Head To Toe

Chapped lips, peeling forehead, brittle hands, and ashy legs. Did I mention split ends? We’ve all been there before and now we’re back. As I dried off after my shower last night, I mulled over another failed attempt at maintaining that silky smooth summer skin I so desire to achieve year round. There I stood,… More »


5 Oils You Should Be Putting On Your Face Right Now

If you’ve never used an oil on your face, you’re missing out. Really. It sounds terrifying, especially for the oily-skinned, but newsflash: oily-skinned people benefit the most from the use of oil-based moisturizers and cleansers. I am telling you this based on personal experience. Every time I go to my dermatologist, a very intelligent, clinical… More »


Girl Talk: Help Me! I Can’t Stop Picking At My Skin

In June, I went to the doctor with what appeared to be a spider bite on my back. The bite had gotten seriously infected and was oozing pus. In October, I went to the doctor because I had an infected cold sore. My lip swelled up, and my face puffed out. And in January, I… More »


Beauty PSA: Don’t Use Too Much Water On Your Skin!

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending a seasonal event hosted by Melvita, one of my favorite natural beauty brands. They tend to fly under the radar on the US market as more of an indie brand, but they have a much larger presence in Europe, especially in France, where the company originated in 1983. More »


A Plea For Help: What Can I Do To Treat My Newly Developed Cystic Acne?

I’ve always had good skin. It’s not the best skin in the world, but it’s good — I was fortunate enough to escape adolescence largely unscathed by acne eruptions, and even now I rarely have more than one pimple at any given moment. Thanks in part to my fastidious skincare routine and borderline obsessive refusal… More »


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