What to Look for in a Sheet Mask

Masks are therapeutic and relaxing 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. Pop on a face mask, pour a glass of wine and watch your favorite TV show while the mask does all of the work. Different Types […]

Detox Your Skin After the Holidays

The holidays are here! It is a time for family, friends, and lots of indulging. After the holiday parties have ended, and all of the Christmas cookies are gone, you may find yourself needing a little bit of a detox. Here are some tips and tricks for detoxing your skin after the holidays. Dry Skin […]

Best Cleansers for Your Skin

At the end of a long day, nothing is better than cleansing your face and removing all traces of dirt and makeup. Having your skin properly cleansed will also help products penetrate your skin more deeply and perform their tasks more efficiently. With so many cleansing options available, and with each one delivering its own […]

Spotlight on Retinoids

Dermatologists agree, you should be using retinoids. Dr. Ranella Hirsch, M.D., president-elect of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons swears by them. “We have beautiful, profound data that shows if you use [retinoids] for 20 years, you’re going to look a lot better than someone who doesn’t.” But before you run out to the store […]

How to Get Rid of Crow’s Feet

“How do I get rid of my crow’s feet?” is one of the most common questions asked in dermatologists’ offices everywhere. The skin surrounding the eyes has the most-oft moved muscles of the face, but has fewer oil glands than the rest of the face. More movement and less lubrication means more wrinkles, and faster. […]

What Is Lactic Acid?

Lactic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that should be part of everyone’s routine. This is because AHAs increase exfoliation of the outer layer of skin, unclog pores, and function as a humectant to hydrate the skin. AHAs have further been shown to stimulate collagen and elastin production in the dermis. But what exactly […]

Spotlight on Niacinamide

Niacinamide does it all: reduces fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmented spots, red blotches, skin sallowness, and increases elasticity. But what is it exactly, and how should you be using it? Read on for more information! What Is It? Niacinamide, also known as nicotinamide, is a water-soluble component of the vitamin B complex group. Topical application […]

Best and Worst Ingredients for Your Skin

Ingredients should be the primary consideration when buying skincare products. After all, we wouldn’t know how the merchandise might affect us without knowing what’s in the package. Nevertheless, with all that’s written there, how can we know what’s the best and the worst skincare ingredients? What should we look for or avoid in a product? […]

When Should You Start Using Anti-Aging Products?

Signs of aging appear on everyone in a different pattern depending on a unique combination of influences. Some of these factors include sun exposure and the melanin content in your skin (which gives you a darker or lighter complexion). But no matter your age, it’s good to start thinking about an anti-aging routine, because prevention […]

Antioxidants and Skincare

Antioxidants are the best way to keep your skin looking bright and youthful, aside from sunscreen. However, there are so many different kinds of antioxidants, and so many different products, that it can be hard to keep things straight. Here’s what you need to know about antioxidants, and how you can include them in your […]