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Embrace the seasonal hues with Dior Beauty Five-Color Eye Shadow Palette ($59).
Whether you’re going to a Passover Seder or an Easter parade, it’s time to switch up your makeup and enjoy the colors of spring. “This season is going to be very romantic,” predict the experts at Michael Todd Cosmetics. “Peach and soft blush with a matte finish is always the trend for spring. The eyes will be very simple, yet full of color, including tinted mascara. Take your cue from nature’s eye-catching bouquet of colors and use any of the excellent products found below to complete your spring holiday makeover.
The seductive palette of five rich and versatile colors will make you
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Edible, hallucinogenic or poisonous, mushrooms are enjoying first class treatment in beauty these days. Marvin Hausman, M.D., the CEO of Total Nutraceutical Solutions, explains that mushrooms are rich in vitamin D and antioxidants. Shiitake mushrooms, in particular, are known for their ability to reduce inflammation and increase elasticity of the skin, which makes them a key ingredient in numerous products for red blotchy skin. They also help exfoliate and provide an excellent source of kojic acid – a natural skin lightener that helps fade sun spots and heal acne. In addition, ‘shrooms provide an excellent resource for anti-aging and hair products.
From shiitake to the treasured truffle
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Jojoba oil or beads seem to be in just about every skincare, body and hair care products these days. The jojoba plant, which is native to the southern USA and northern Mexico, produces seeds that are turned into a prized golden oil. Widely used in beauty products, the oil is cherished for its ability to smooth and soften the skin and hair. Other parts of the plant are used too as moisturizers and exfoliators. Rich in vitamin E, jojoba is a natural antioxidant that greatly helps in the battle against wrinkles. It is even a natural antibacterial agent, which explains its long shelf life – also a boost for beauty products. Here are a few of BITB’s favorite items featuring this versatile pla
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Long touted as the magic bullet in many anti-aging products, peptides are actually short chains of amino acids that occur naturally in our bodies where they regulate the activity of other molecules, play a part in hormonal balance and offer antibiotic benefits. In skincare, peptides stimulate collagen production and help prevent the breakdown of proteins in cell membranes – which means they work to reduce the signs of aging like sagging, fine lines, wrinkles and loss of tone. With regular use, products formulated with peptides can improve smoothness, combat wrinkles and promote cell turnover. Anti-aging treatments containing peptides run the gamut from drugstore scores to high-end indulgen
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