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THE SCENT OF BRIONI

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Posted by 10.25.14

When you think of Brioni, the sensuality of fine Italian cashmere, silk, and wool come to mind. It is a label that speaks to prestige and elegance, most notably for finely crafted luxury menswear.  A made to measure Brioni suit is the ultimate male status symbol — a mark of quality for a man who won’t settle for less than perfection.

The Italian couturier has launched a brand new fragrance, simply named Brioni. As you would expect, the hand fashioned bottle is a work of art in itself, and suitable for the Brioni man with discriminating taste. Designers Patrik Fredrikson and Ian Stallard created a modern bottle by hand that captures the movement of light and fabric in motion. Inspired by the Italian sculptures in Rome, the unique bottle is capped in hand brushed bronze which adds to its male character with a touch of antique charm.

The fragrance captures the essence of Brioni’s heritage of masculine grooming and elegance since 1945. “When a man wears a custom Brioni suit, he exudes a sexiness because he feels confident and protected,” says Brendan Mullane, Creative Director. “We wanted to bottle that feeling with a sensual and elegant scent.”

The new Brioni eau de toilette is comprised of three rich complex accords: Citrus (Sicilian lemon), Boutonniere (floral notes of magnolia, iris, and violet) and Woody (smoky, saffron, black licorice).

Brioni eau de toilette (75ml, $280) is available at Brioni boutiques, Bergdorf Goodman, select Neiman Marcus stores, and Selfridges in the U.K.


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BEAUTY BUZZWORD: PROBIOTICS

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Posted by 10.24.14

You probably know that oral probiotics (found in supplements and foods like plain unflavored yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, miso, pickles, and kimchi) can help rebalance your gut, reduce inflammation throughout your body, and boost your immune system, but did you also know that probiotics are beneficial for the skin when applied topically? Just like your gut, there’s good and bad bacteria present on your skin and when the ratio is out-of-whack, skin can act up in the form of acne, rosacea, eczema, and other skin conditions.

Topical probiotic skincare is the means to clearer, less sensitive, younger looking skin. It helps rebalance everything out and protect, revitalize, and nourish. Though a weekly facial mask with probiotic rich plain yogurt can be helpful, there are also some great skincare products that are rich in probiotics.

 

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TULA ($25-$75), which means ‘balance’ in Sanskrit, is specially formulated with beneficial probiotics and nutrients to nourish, brighten, and smooth the skin while reducing fine lines. First-time users might want to sample TULA Probiotic Skincare Discovery Collection ($49), containing travel size samples of the Purifying Face Cleanser, Illuminating Face Serum, Hydrating Day and Night Cream, and Revitalizing Eye Cream.

 

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Nude Skincare ($28-$88) is rich in omegas, probiotics, hyaluronic acid, and vitamins to boost skin’s moisture barrier, protect it from aging and stress, and help it restore its natural balance. You’ll like the Radiant Day Moisturizer ($52) for silky smooth, younger looking skin.

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Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Relief Cream with Probiotic Technology ($47), an oil-free moisturizer that calms instantly and helps prevent future rosacea flare-ups.

 

 


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STOP THE SHED

Posted by 10.23.14

Over 1 in 4 women will experience hereditary hair loss in her lifetime, beginning as early as their second decade in some cases. When you start to see hair in your comb or brush, on your pillow, or in the bathroom sink, it could be the first sign.

“Men expect to lose their hair, but women do not,” says New York City Dermatologist, Dr. Doris Day. When women begin to notice their hair is thinning they internalize it — questioning their lifestyle, diet, exercise, and stress levels. “The key to effective treatment is to begin at the first signs of thinning just as you would with any other anti-aging beauty concern,” she says.

Hereditary hair thinning is a very common problem in women that is caused by some combination of genetics, hormone levels, and aging. According to Washington DC Dermatologist Dr. Rebecca Kazin, “Hair loss affects men and women of all ages. Genetic predisposition, hormones, thyroid disease, medications, stress, autoimmune disorders, burns, and nutritional deficiencies can all contribute to hair loss. Female hair loss, characterized more by diffuse thinning than patterned balding as in men, is caused primarily by androgenetic alopecia, hair follicle disease and trauma.”

 

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But there is a new solution for women only. Women’s ROGAINE® TOPICAL AEROSOL is the first and only FDA-approved once daily treatment with 5% minoxidil clinically proven to regrow hair. Unlike volumizers and thickeners, Women’s ROGAINE® helps to reactivate the follicle. This easy to use foam contains the highest concentration of minoxidil available over the counter. Clinical studies found that when using Women’s ROGAINE® Foam once daily, every day, 81%* of the women regrew hair with new hairs coming in up to 48%** thicker than before.

According to Dr. Kazin, there are 6 ways to tame your shedding by changing your daily routine:

1.    Use a natural bristle brush. Plastic or artificial brushes can be aggressive on hair and scalp.
2.    Switch your appliances to a cooler setting. Heat is extremely damaging to hair.
3.    Use protein-based conditioners to help restore the natural oils that are removed from hair and scalp from shampooing.
4.    Avoid wearing a tight ponytail that can weaken hair and cause breakage.
5.    Splurge for the salon. Some home color kits contain harsh chemicals that alter the stability of the hair and weaken its integrity.
6.   Eat more leafy vegetables and eggs that are rich in calcium and iron.

Women’s ROGAINE® 5 % Minoxidil Topical Aerosol will be available nationwide in November at drugstores nationwide at $ 29.99 for a 2-month supply and $49.99 for a 4-month supply.

 

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