Posts tagged "skincare"

Winter Beauty: 7 Products To Help You Weather The Cold

Oh, dichotomous winter. I love your pretty snow, your brisk air, your holidays… but I loathe what you do to my skin, my hair, my lips! You turn my most powerful (ahem) feminine assets from soft, smooth, and silky to dry, breaking, and brittle. What ever shall I do?
By: Rachel Krause / November 11, 2011

Beauty Test Drive: Sweet Pea Body Butter Duo

It's the least wonderful time of the year. My skin is dry year-round, but fall and winter are the worst of the worst (as in, before writing this post I went to the ladies' room to slater on face cream for the second time today). I don't just have to worry about keeping the ski…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 6, 2011

How To Look Sexy When You Wake Up (Yes, It’s Possible!)

Early in the morning is definitely when I'm at my least attractive and I'm sure many readers would say the same. It's one thing to wake up alone looking like a puffy-eyed mess. But when you're sleeping over with someone else, that's another story entirely! Luckily, I have a few pointers on how to wake…
By: Rachel Krause / October 28, 2011

New Law Bans California Teens From Tanning Beds

That sound you hear? It's a stampede to the nearest tanning salon before it's too late! Tanning will be banned in California for anyone under the age of 18 beginning on January 1. Presently, anyone 14 or younger is banned from tanning, but 15-, 16- and 17-year-olds may toast themselves if they have parental…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 11, 2011

All Your Makeup, All At Once

What might happen if you applied all the makeup you wore in one year to your face in one day? Dutch artists Lernert and Sander made a cool time lapse video of what a year's worth of makeup looks like when applied to a model's face all at once -- and it is not pretty.
By: Julie Gerstein / July 1, 2011

11 Reasons I’ll Never Get Botox Again

I thought Botox would change my life. I admired the shiny, perfect foreheads of my elders on "The Real Housewives of Orange County" (or New York, New Jersey, D.C. and Miami, for that matter) and wished that I too could include myself in the natural-but-not club. I'm 28 and definitely the only one in my…
By: Kamilah Black / June 22, 2011

Absolute Amazing Skin

Have you ever seen a French woman with bad skin? Didn't think so. And perhaps that's because they use Absolution's line of bespoke organic skincare. How does it work? You start with their basic but deliciously light and airy Crème du Jour, and then depending on the skin problem or condition you have, add a…
By: Julie Gerstein / June 10, 2011

An Open Letter To Spray-On Sunscreen

Dear Spray-On Sunscreen, Can you believe it? Summer has finally arrived! Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, the temps reached the 80s, the sun was shining bright and full, and I spent the daylight hours worshipping in its glory. Because I am serious about protecting my precious skin from harmful UV rays, I hit…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 31, 2011

Ask An Esthetician: What Do Different Break Out Spots Mean? Should I Be Using A Glycolic?

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…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 18, 2011

Pour Some Sugar On Me

The other day, I dug up a small travel-size bottle of Fresh's Sugar Lemon body lotion that had been languishing in my bathroom cabinet. I used a tiny amount on my dry, chapped hands and as soon as I smelled it, I immediately wanted to be swathed in an entire bucket of the stuff. The…
By: Julie Gerstein / March 23, 2011

The Pee Facial: There Are No Words

Prepare to be traumatized. Earlier this week on "The Doctors," a panel of experts discussed the use of—gag—urine in skin care. "Urea," explains one doctor, "on the skin potentially has some benefits," before then applying pee-soaked cotton balls to each other's faces as "urine facials." There's a lot we'd go through to get great…
By: Leonora Epstein / May 27, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate

We're generally pretty skeptical of any beauty product that claims to fix up our messy bits while we sleep. What happened to the whole beauty is pain concept? Suddenly beauty is supposed to be just easy? Well, apparently so. Kiehl's new Midnight Recovery Concentrate did, in fact, have a visible effect on my face overnight.
By: Lily Q / May 26, 2010

Kylie Minogue’s Cheap Secret For Perfect Skin

Forget expensive skin creams and trips to the dermatologist. If you really want perfect skin, Kylie Minogue has the answer, and it's a whole lot cheaper than you'd expect. Apparently, the star relies on Pond's Cold Cream for her wrinkle-free complexion, a product you've seen in the vanity of your grandmother's house,…
By: Bianca Posterli / May 25, 2010

The New Catch-22: Can Sunscreen Give You Skin Cancer?

Great. Just as we had stocked up on all the necessary sun protection supplies for the season, we hear this incredibly disturbing news. An environmental organization claims that "almost half of the 500 most popular sunscreen products may actually increase the speed at which malignant cells develop and spread skin cancer because they…
By: Leonora Epstein / May 25, 2010

How To Keep Your Feet Looking Nice This Summer

When I lived at home, my mom made us -- and our confused friends -- wash our feet in the sink before entering the house proper during the summer. In sandal weather, she could often be heard admonishing us not to "drag our street feet into the house!" As a result, I'm flexible and balanced…
By: Lily Q / May 22, 2010

Snail Slime Apparently Has All Sorts Of Skin Benefits

There's something a little twisted about beauty products or treatments involving ultra-gross ingredients. How, exactly, did we conclude It can't get any worse, might as well try spreading some bird crap on there? In France, women are now especially fond of lotions and creams made with snail slime, which has numerous supposed…
By: Leonora Epstein / May 20, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: L’Oreal Ideal Skin Genesis Complexion Equalizer

I have extremely oily skin that is a curse (I'm always shiny) and a blessing (I won't wrinkle easily). So for years, I've ignored the advice of my dermatologist and beauty professionals who said I should moisturize despite my skin type. Until recently, I hadn't found a moisturizer that wouldn't contribute to the oil slick…
By: Annika Harris / May 18, 2010

How To Ward Off Dry Skin This Summer

If your hometown's having the same nice, sunny weather we've been experiencing in New York City, you're probably browning a bit and noticing a layer of dead skin dulling your complexion. Sadly, though the type of dryness changes, skin dehydration doesn't disappear when humidity enters the picture. But because a lot of people don't realize…
By: Lily Q / May 17, 2010

Tried & True: Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

Even though I've mostly outgrown breakouts (finally!), I still get the occasional gift from the acne fairy. When this happens, there's only one thing to do: Bring out the big guns, in the form of Mario Badescu's Drying Lotion. While this spot treatment can't exactly be used during the day, due to…
By: Catherine Strawn / May 13, 2010

The Frisky’s Style Unboxed: Kiehl’s Ultra Moisture

There was once a time, when I was young and naive and acne-ridden, when I didn't moisturize. I mistakenly thought that because I had been cursed with oily and pimpled skin that there wasn't a need for any additional moisture. I was wrong. Nowadays my skin is much clearer, though I still get the occasional…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 10, 2010