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The Dangerous Truths of Indoor Tanning

by kelly / January, 6 2016 01:30
Recently at a party I overheard a friend say they needed to head to a tanning salon to get some winter color. It almost gave me a heart attack. Ok, I may be exaggerating but my heart really did break. Hearing someone say that might be the worst thing I could hear and more importantly, it's one of the worst things you can do for your skin. It causes premature aging and even skin cancer. Just say NO to indoor tanning! [More]

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Sunscreen a MUST for Kendall and Kylie Jenner

by kelly / December, 16 2015 01:30
Say what you want about the Kardashian-Jenner family but one thing they believe in is sunscreen and I have to give them a thumbs up for that. At least this week I'm a fan because they have come out once again in support of sunblock. [More]

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Sunny Travels: 5 Skin Care Travel Tips

by kelly / December, 9 2015 01:30
The holiday season is here! While it's my favorite time of year - it's also the busiest time of year to travel. Dealing with traffic, crowds, germs and the recycled air on planes is a nightmare and traveling in these conditions can do a number on the skin. Fortunately I'm here with a few tips to keep your skin looking fresh this holiday season. [More]

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Skincare News: Microbead Ban Gains Momentum

by Will / October, 28 2015 01:30
Did you know the skin care, hair care and dental products in your bathroom cupboard may be filled with tiny plastic beads? Did you know these beads are a major environmental problem? It's true, plastic microbeads are commonly added to personal care products such as face scrubs, exfoliators and even toothpaste. One bottle of face scrub can contain up to 300,000 beads according to the non-profit 5Gyres and these beads end up in our water ways where they are toxic to marine life and add to the general pollution. [More]

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Sunscreen Ranked #1 as the Most Effective Wrinkle-Fighting Treatment

by kelly / October, 21 2015 01:30
Yes yes yes - the title of my article says it all! Sunscreen is the top ranked treatment for fighting wrinkles. Imagine how excited I was (but not surprised) when I saw this message in a recent Women's Health article (and then reposted on Yahoo Beauty) about sunscreen. Here's the deal... [More]

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Experts Corner: HiLovely Unlocks 1:1 Access to Celebrity Beauty Artists

by kelly / October, 14 2015 01:30
Today we are lucky enough to interview Nicole Lampsa, the founder of a visionary new beauty and technology company called HiLovely that brings beauty experts through your screen and into your home at the touch of a button. You'll learn how HiLovely is shaking up beauty consults, how you can participate and some of the best beauty advice Nicole learned while getting HiLovely off the ground (of course sun protection is one!). [More]

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Men's Skin Care: The Value of a Good Cleanser

by Will / September, 23 2015 01:30
Men often think of skin care as a women's thing or, at best, something to begrudgingly slap on after a shave. We don't dispute that after a shave a moisturizer is a real skin saver. We'd just add that a complete men's skin care routine (women's too) doesn't need to be complicated. A cleanser, some moisturizer and sunscreen are really all a guy (or gal) needs. So why a cleanser? Let's take a look. [More]

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5 Fall Skin Care Tips

by kelly / September, 16 2015 01:30
Summer is officially over - I know it's sad. But don't worry fall is here and that means the return of pumpkin scones at Starbucks (a personal favorite of mine), football, beautiful foliage and some cooler temps. The transition from one season to another also brings about some changes in skin care. Of course some things should always remain consistent year-round (like wearing sunscreen). Below are five fall skin care tips [More]

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Ingredient Truths: Sodium Lauryl / Laureth Sulfate, Toxic or Not?

by kelly / August, 26 2015 01:30
I'm back with another one of our Ingredient Truth series blog posts and this time I'm tackling the two most commonly used forms of sulfates: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES). Why should you care? Well there's a lot of mixed info about their safety on the internet and since these two ingredients, according to some industry experts, can be found in close to 90% of shampoos and body washes, I think it's important to understand them. So is something this commonplace toxic for you? Well yes and no - I'll get to that below. [More]

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A Dangerous Art Form: #SunburnArt

by kelly / August, 19 2015 01:30
Recently there's been a bunch of news about the hashtag #sunburnart popping up on social media. The hashtag is exactly what it sounds like - people creating artwork on their skin by selective applying sunscreen and getting sunburned elsewhere. I'm not going to sugar coat it; sunburn art is not art - it's dangerous, unhealthy and extremely painful. [More]

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