Category Archives: Skin Care

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 […]

How to Build ‘Yourself’ into the Household Budget

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Do you plan specific beauty spending into the budget, or do you just allocate a ‘personal’ fund and let that dictate what you can spend in a month? Creating a household budget is complicated, with several moving parts.  Not only do you have the upkeep on your residence, but there are almost always additional payments […]

Skincare for the Weekends

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Do you tend to reduce your skincare regimen over the weekend or step it up?  If you wear less makeup, then a reduced skincare regimen might be in order.  Perhaps you step back and just use a mild cleanser and a restorative moisturizer to keep your skin healthy and happy.  If you tend to wear […]

Beauty Dictionary: Essences

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As the Korean skincare methods gain traction worldwide, some of the steps in these methods are rather unknown to most of the world.  One such product is the essence.  These are typically gel or liquid in texture but are considered a serum-like treatment product.  Most often applied after cleansing and toning, they absorb easily and […]

Upcoming 2017 Skincare Trends

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There is certainly a functionality to having a skincare regimen, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun as well! If you can view that time as personal-care time, it can ready you for your day or for a good night’s sleep. Here are a few trends to keep your eye out for as you […]

New Year, New You: Skincare

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Not just because it’s a new year, but the middle of winter is a perfect time to revisit the skincare regimen.  Every complexion needs a boost now and then, and it is a great time to see what can be added to your existing routine.  Here are a few options that could leave your complexion […]

Holiday Wish List: Skincare

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I also tend to collect skincare products.  I do not know whether I am just buying into whatever sales pitch they give me or if I just like to play around and experience new products.  But regardless, I love my skincare.  Here are my top five wish-list skincare items that I would love to see […]

Choosing a Body Moisturizer

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After you have chosen your body exfoliator and have used it gently but thoroughly, it is time to moisturize that fresh new skin.  But again, so many options are available that it can easily be overwhelming.  Again, we can apply the same criteria to choosing a body moisturizer that we did to a body exfoliator. […]

Choosing a Body Exfoliator

Woman applying exfoliating face mask

With winter quickly closing in, we do tend to focus on changes in our facial skincare regimen, but what about all of that lovely skin from the neck down?  It is time to make sure you are taking care of that complexion as well. One of the first steps is to make sure you are […]