Category Archives: Skin Care

Garbo’s Gripe: Dealing with Wrinkles Around the Mouth

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Smile lines, marionette lines, vertical lip lines: all examples of wrinkles around the mouth, also called perioral lines. Even Greta Garbo wasn’t exempt. A nineteen eighty nine photograph of the star shows her shielding her mouth from the paparazzi so they could not see what she referred to as the “purse strings” above her upper lip. […]

Lavelier Mineral Allure

Lavelier Marine Deep Moisturizer

I’ve found my new holy grail in the form of skin care products and it’s called Lavelier. Don’t tell anyone or tell everyone … either way my skin looks fabulous and I want you to know all about it. I love wearing makeup and wear a lot of it, so I know that I have […]

What Do You Think About Skin Care from A Makeup Line?

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While some brands excel at both, usually a cosmetics company focuses on either makeup or skincare. What do you typically think about buying skincare from a makeup line? Here are a few examples of makeup lines that have expanded into skincare products: Bobbi Brown – Most known for their foundation formulas and their lipsticks, Bobbi […]

Make These Skin Care Changes for Spring

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In the same way that our wardrobe sheds layers and our makeup lightens up for spring, we should also take a look at our skincare regimen. The warmer (and possibly more humid) weather means that the cream cleansers and heavy moisturizers might go back in the cabinet for a few months. Here are five points […]

Realism: Quick and Minimalist Skin Care

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There has been a lot of chatter about 10-step skin care regimens, and while that sounds like a lovely treat, it isn’t realistic for most people. However, most of us don’t want to fall into bed with a full face of makeup either. Here is a realistic three-step regimen that would work for most skin […]

Five Tips For A Smoother, Closer Shave

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In addition to the date night skincare and makeup routines, having soft smooth skin everywhere can make you feel confident and ready to face your evening plans. Here are five quick easy tips on how to get softer smoother legs (and most of them work for the underarm and bikini areas too!). Exfoliate first. Buffing […]

Date Night Skin Care

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It is not always something you think about when you are getting ready for a date – skin care. But when your complexion is soft and radiant, you will just feel better walking out the door. If you have time in advance of the date (i.e., they gave you more than one hour’s notice), it’s […]

Ingredient Spotlight: Argan Oil

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It seems to have popped up everywhere, in skincare and body care and even hair care. Argan oil. What Is Argan Oil? Argan oil is the plant oil extracted from the fruit of the argan tree which grows almost exclusively in Morocco. It can be used topically as a cosmetic ingredient or even as a […]

How to Select the Right Exfoliator

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Almost every skincare expert will tell you that exfoliating is one of the most important steps in your skincare regimen. Without it, your skin will accumulate dead skin cells and the active ingredients of your treatments and moisturizers cannot penetrate through to the fresh layers of skin. But how to choose? There are three main […]