Posts tagged "skincare"

Benefit Wrote The Book On Flawless Complexions

What happens when you take  four best-selling skincare and makeup products and combine them in a kit that looks like a vintage hardbound book? I squeal with delight, that’s what happens, because Benefit’s new “How To Look The Best At Everything” flawless complexion kit is not only a great makeup combo, it’s adorable. For 30…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 10, 2012

Beauty 911: Help Me Figure Out Where Primer Fits Into My Makeup Routine!

“I just bought my first primer and I was so excited to use it, but then I realized I don’t actually know how to use it. Does it go on before or after my concealer? What about moisturizer? My daily regimen includes sunscreen, concealer, powder, and now primer. Could you help me figure out the…

By: Rachel Krause / September 5, 2012

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…

By: Rachel Krause / September 5, 2012

Feeling Irritable? Let Tata Harper Ease Your Troubled Mind

I’ve been known to get a touch irritable from time to time. Wait, let me rephrase that: I am a generally irritable human being. (More often than not, my irritability stems from an overriding sense of hanger, which kind of goes without saying given that I am forever hungry.) I had previously accepted “on edge”…

By: Rachel Krause / September 4, 2012

Lust Vs. Must: Darphin Essential Oil Elixirs Leave You Smooth, Smelling Good, And $80 Richer

When it comes to products that I feel very strongly that I NEEEEEED, they generally cost more than my ConEd bill for any given month. I love luxury beauty because it makes me feel that I, by owning and using it, become luxurious by osmosis. It’s a little mind game that I like to play…

By: Rachel Krause / August 20, 2012

Murad Intensive-C Radiance Peel Won’t Strip You Of Your Hard-Earned Cash

Exfoliation is one of the most important things you can do for your skin, but the approach has changed immensely over the past couple of years. Whereas a simple scrub once sufficed, we now have endless options that range from chemical exfoliators (like acids and peels) to intense, deep-cleansing physical tools (like the ever-popular Clarisonic).

By: Rachel Krause / August 8, 2012

A Five-Step Program For Sweaty Summer Skin

The first step to getting over a problem is admitting that you have one. Now that we’ve divulged our summer beauty routines, I figured it was time to give up the goods on the five-step program that keeps my naturally oily skin looking summertime fly, and by that I mean dry. If you’re having grease…

By: Rachel Krause / August 8, 2012

Win This! Josie Maran’s Exclusive Pure & Simple Argan Skincare Ritual!

Our love of Josie Maran’s 100 percent organic Argan Oil is well-documented, and we’re not alone — just about every beauty aficionada worth her salt can’t get enough of Josie’s magical multi-purpose oil. Lightweight, soothing, and non-comedogenic, we might as well just go ahead and call it the be-all end-all of beauty products, because there’s nothing…

By: Rachel Krause / August 6, 2012

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate Will Spare You $200+ And A Lot Of Shame

Taking proper care of your skin can be costly, that’s for sure, but there’s no reason you should have to empty your pockets for it. If you’re tempted by the restorative perfecting promises of overnight treatments like La Mer The Regenerating Serum, $260, but find the price not quite as crush-worthy, look no further tha…

By: Rachel Krause / July 27, 2012

Could Chocolate Be The Answer To Your Sunburnt Skincare Woes?

My acne-ridden youth (okay, fine, it was like 20 zits total) engrained in me that chocolate was a pimple-flaring, oil-producing skincare devil to be avoided at all costs. In my more recent, better-skinned years I’ve turned to the dark, 80% cocoa variety to cure me of late-afternoon nap compulsion and early-morning sugar cravings, but I…

By: Rachel Krause / July 17, 2012

Boscia’s Cooling Eye Balm Smooths Over Last Night’s Wounds

I wake up to my signature puffy eye area every morning, without fail. It just so happens that my very favorite things are, in fact, the things that cause puffy under-eyes in the first place: salt, alcohol, coffee, contact lenses, staying up late, black eyeliner in my waterline … the list goes on. I’m not…

By: Rachel Krause / July 17, 2012

Weekend Project: DIY Strawberry Foot Scrub

Wearing flip-flops and going barefoot whenever possible is a fun and refreshing summer tradition, but man, it makes for ugly feet. Why not treat your feetsies to a homemade strawberry scrub that will leave them soft, smooth, and smelling decidedly more delicious than sweat and sidewalk? All it takes is three ingredients–strawberries, olive oil, and…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 30, 2012

Beauty 911: Help Me Find A Summer Foundation For My Sensitive, Acne-Prone Skin!

“How about a summer foundation recommendation for a girl with super sensitive and acne-prone skin? I’ve even tried Garnier BB Cream. Breaks me out like crazy — even if I use my Clarisonic afterwards. Ick!” – Nikki via Facebook
Hi, Nikki! I know — it’s hard out here for a sensitive, acne-prone girl, especially

By: Rachel Krause / June 26, 2012

Makeup Bag: 10 Fresh Face Mists To Make Sweaty Summer Skin A Little More Bearable

I don’t know about the rest of the world — or the rest of the country, for that matter — but it’s depressingly hot at my latitude and longitude. Don’t get me wrong, I love the warm weather and sunshine, but I also like to look fairly presentable, and that is not happening right now.

By: Rachel Krause / June 22, 2012

For The .2 Percent: The Most Crazy Expensive Skincare Products On The Market

One of my favorite hobbies is irresponsibly throwing cash, caution, and common sense to the wind, essentially handing off my dignity in return for high-end beauty products, but even my cosmetics-grubbing jaw drops at some of the prices on the stuff. Just the other day my very own father texted me to say, “Have you…

By: Rachel Krause / June 20, 2012

Father’s Day Gift Guide: 9 Products To Pamper Your Dad

Father’s Day is around the corner, and we’ve got all the best products to pamper and relax your dad. Remember all those years he put up with your horrible music on long car rides? Or the time he installed that bookshelf in your college dorm? How about all those times he helped you move? Yeah,…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 12, 2012

Shea Butter That Scrubs The Bumps Away

My skin is perpetually dry and bumpy. My mom would blame it on my veganism, but I blame it on living in the northeast and dealing with stupid and unpredictable weather patterns. We’re probably both right! My skin is always kind of ashy, and also red and I get tons of ingrown hairs on my…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 1, 2012

Packing List: Must-Have Memorial Day Weekend Travel Products

Memorial Day weekend is next weekend, and if you’re going somewhere — and hell, even if you’re not — you’re going to probably want some new travel products so you don’t have to schlep around your full size bottle of Pantene or whatever. With that in mind, we’ve picked some of our all-time favorite travel…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 21, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Nuance Salma Hayek Face Wash

If you are unfortunate enough to be born with dry skin, your life will go something like this:

Everyone from dermatologists to fashion magazines will tell you that you have to wash your face with Cetaphil.
You will realize they are right, so you will wash your face with Cetaphil.
Thi…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 20, 2012

Ask An Esthetician: What Do I Do About My Sunburn? How Do I Pop This Pimple?

Skin: Our largest organ, and also probably our biggest pain in the butt. Managing its temperamental, over-sensitive ways is pretty much a full-time gig, especially if your skin is a delicate Sensitive Sally like mine. Thankfully, we’ve got our new BFF, esthetician Jenna Kulp, to help us solve our skin woes. Jenna’s here to answer

By: Julie Gerstein / May 20, 2012
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