Tag Archives: bright beauty

Review: VMV Hypoallergenics Re-Everything Anti-Age Primary Treatment Cream

This review is for VMV Hypoallergenic’s Re-Everything Anti-Age Primary Treatment Cream, which the company claims effectively combats signs of aging through the inclusion of glycolic acid and antioxidants. Keep reading for images of this product and my thoughts about its quality. Continue reading

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Review & Swatches: Willa Face The Day SPF 30 Tinted Face Protection

Willa is a skincare line for girls (though, of course, anyone can use it) that is paraben-free. This review is for Willa’s Face The Day SPF 30 Tinted Face Protection, which provides the skin with sun protection and antioxidants. Continue reading

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Review: Kiehl’s Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate

This skincare review is for Kiehl’s Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate, which is a Vitamin C-based serum for the face. Keep reading to find out how effective this product is. Continue reading

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Review: SkinMedica Tri-Retinol Complex

This review is for SkinMedica’s Tri-Retinol Complex–a moisturizer that contains retinol and Vitamin E to help reduce the skin’s signs of aging. Continue reading

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Skin Talk: Thanksgiving DIY Recipes

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoying family and good food!

Once the holiday festivities have died down, you might find that your left-overs are good for more than just brown-bag lunches. Here are some DIY recipes by Erika Katz that you can make with simple ingredients around the house and from your Thanksgiving dinner. Continue reading

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Skin Talk: Alcohol is for Drinking, Not Your Skin!

Alcohol comes in many forms when you’re talking about skincare and cosmetics. Sometimes, it comes in benign forms that help bring moisture to the skin. But when they come in the following forms, they are extremely drying and irritating for your skin. Continue reading

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Truth Patrol: Scar Creams

There are several drugstore brands that sell creams and gels claiming to treat scars. The most popular, at least in the United States, is probably Mederma.

These claims are bogus. Continue reading

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Skin Talk: Irritating Ingredients

I often urge readers to avoid irritating ingredients found in a lot of skincare products and makeup. The most frequent and worst offenders are alcohol and fragrances.

Here is a more comprehensive list, from Paula Begoun (aka “the Cosmetic Cop”), that you can use to avoid products that will irritate and damage your skin. Continue reading

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Truth Patrol: Lash Growth Products

By now, a lot of companies have jumped on the lash-growth-bandwagon. There are more and more drugstore lash growth serums and mascaras that claim to make your lashes grow (Rimmel’s Lash Accelerator Serum, L’Oreal’s Double Extend Lash Boosting Serum, etc.). But these product don’t have any credible scientific studies supporting the claim that any of their ingredients promote lash growth! Continue reading

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Truth Patrol & DIY: Setting Spray

I’ll admit right away. The title “setting spray” is a misnomer. So if you’re looking for a face spray that will make your makeup last longer, you won’t find the do-it-yourself recipe for it here. Continue reading

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