Product Review: philosophy Full Of Promise™ Dual-Action Restoring Cream

Reviews, Skin Care
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philosophy is very hit-or-miss for me:  On the one hand, I love their, well, philosophy – their cute and beautiful sayings on their bottles and jars really get to me.  And some of their products, including philosophy Miracle Worker Peel Pads, are solid and recommended.  But at other times, I’m turned off by the lack Read more »

Which is Better: Retinoids or Peptides?

Personal/Inspirational
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  Submitted via the FutureDerm.com Facebook page: Would you recommend Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Remover [retinol] over Hydroxatone [peptides]? Please advise! -Maria Dear Maria, Research supports retinoids over peptides right now.  Here’s the lowdown: Retinoids Retinol is still the gold standard for anti-aging, recommended second most by dermatologists, bested by only sunscreen.  As Dr. Ranella Hirsch, Read more »

Product Review: Shinto Clinical Watch Your Tone Toner by Kimora Lee Simmons

Reviews, Skin Care
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Shinto Clinical Watch Your Tone Toner ($32, Amazon.com) is a toner intended for regular use, as well as something to give you a mid-day boost. It contains acetyl hexapeptide-8, which can help to smooth lines on the face, as well as cooling cucumber and energizing peppermint. But does it deliver? Acetyl-Hexapeptide-8 This peptide — also Read more »

What are the Best Facial Masques of 2012?

Personal/Inspirational, Skin Care
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by Leah Argento Since ancient times women have relied on facial masks to nourish & rejuvenate the skin. Masks are therapeutic problem-solvers that can quickly and visibly refine the complexion, plump and smooth fine lines and wrinkles, deep-pore cleanse, stimulate circulation and even skin tone.  Most of these effects are temporary, making them perfect in the weeks prior to Read more »

Product Line Review: honest by Jessica Alba

Reviews, Skin Care
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It’s really excellent marketing:  Beautiful celebrity (Jessica Alba).  Two adorable children.  Add in the facts that natural products are all the rage and a population of mothers who will go to great lengths to protect their children, and voila! – honest products are born. Unfortunately, my problem with honest products is that they keep saying Read more »