Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial Review, Ingredients

Skin Care

Dear Nicki, Can you please review the Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial?  I saw it new at Sephora and wanted to know if it is a good choice to lighten a dark sun spot on my face? -Mary Dear Mary, Though it’s hard for me to honor every reader request Read more »

New Obsession: Rachel Zoe’s exude Lip Gloss


Are you into high-end fashion as well as scientifically-proven beauty products?  Do you have to own the latest and greatest, the very best of what’s new?  If yes, then the new Exude lipgloss ($29.00, ExudeLipstick.com) is the one for you.  I know I sound like walking advertisement, but it’s not everyday I receive such a revolutionary Read more »

Bliss Fabulips Kit Review: Which Item to Keep, Which 3 to Toss

Makeup, Skin Care

Bliss Fabulips ($40.50, Amazon.com) declares it is “the simplest way to get full, healthy, beautiful lips every day.”  Although the four-piece kit may not be simple, it certainly is a good value, with a cleanser, balm, scrub, and plumper valued at $74 sold together for just $45 retail ($40.50 on Amazon).  Yet I’m not thrilled Read more »

Worth Every Penny: Peter Thomas Roth’s Un-Wrinkle® Turbo Face Serum Review, Ingredients

Skin Care

I love luxury and upscale clothes and accessories – don’t even get me started on my Diane von Furstenberg obsession – but I’m usually the first to tell you that expensive skin care items aren’t worth it 80-90% of the time.  Unfortunately for your wallet, Peter Thomas Roth’s Un-Wrinkle Turbo Face Serum ($150.00, Amazon.com) is Read more »

Benefit "Hello Flawless!" Oxygen Wow Liquid Foundation Review


Reading the initial reviews online, Benefit “Hello Flawless!” Oxygen Wow Liquid Foundation ($34.00, Amazon.com) sounds like a dream come true.  The foundation contains a Benefit’s Oxygen Wow Hydrating Complex, which they claim helps boost cellular respiration for a “plumping up” effect. Does it really infuse skin with oxygen? Not really, no.  Still, this may be a good Read more »

Does Hemorrhoid Cream Remove Undereye Bags?

Skin Care

Dear Nicki, Does Preparation H work on undereye bags? -Bag Lady Dear Bag Lady, My best answer:  It depends. Hemorrhoid creams like Preparation H contain phenylephrine, a compound that shrinks hemorrhoids by constricting the veins (vasoconstriction), leading to less blood flow in the area. Unfortunately, this means Preparation H will only work on puffy eyes that Read more »

Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright Skin Tone Correcting Serum Review

Skin Care

After last year’s consumer research data revealed women cite age spots as one of their top three skin concerns, there’s been a rush to treat hyperpigmentation (NPD, 2011).  Origins jumped on the boat in February with their brand-new Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright Skin Tone Correcting Serum ($55.00).  In accordance with Dr. Weil’s belief Read more »