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MUDDY WATERS – MUD AND CLAY FOR CLEAR SKIN

Posted by 01.12.12

Mud and clay may not sound too glamorous, but these natural ingredients have been used for centuries for their therapeutic benefits as well as their beautification properties. Clays absorb excess oil and debris, and they also exfoliate dead surface cells for increased circulation and rosy cheeks. Clays can be found in a wide range of colors such as red, green, white, pink, and gray, as well as varying textures from super fine to coarse. The colors usually occur due to the mineral content of the clay. Kaolin, a key mineral component of natural occurring clay, is the main ingredient in many face masks because it can attract the dirt that gets trapped deep in your pores.

Another friend to cl

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SAIL THROUGH THE TSA WITH THESE TRAVEL SIZE BEAUTY FINDS

Posted by 08.18.11

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Ready, set  — GO! Travel light and without a care in the world with this roundup of TSA size-approved handy items. Now you won’t find your favorite shampoo, conditioner or perfume at the bottom of the no-carry-on trash bin. We want to make the last hurrah for summer or your Labor Day plans go as smoothly as possible. Bon voyage!

#1 GO GREEN

Giovanni will take you on a first class ride wherever you’re going with this affordable Eco Chic Cosmetics kit. Appropriately called Flight Attendant, this collection of beauty products will get you through security in a f

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BUMPER CROP: BEAUTY’S APPLE HARVEST

Posted by 11.02.10

The old saying still rings true: “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.”  The vitamin-packed fruit helps prevent heart attacks, strokes, cancers and diseases as well as fight inflammation and remove toxins.  But, can they be great for our skin too?

Experts are saying yes, and the apple’s body-boosting benefits are cropping up in a slew of beauty products—mascara, toothpaste, body scrubs, face creams and serums—that promise to reverse cell damage, increase skin renewal, while they smooth and protect.

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THE MIXOLOGIST

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Date: 04.04.09



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DR SEBAGH PURE VITAMIN C POWDER CREAM –  This pricey kit contains 5 clear glass test tubes filled with vitamin C powder that resembles Anthrax. The plan is to mix this powder into your own moisturizer or one of Dr Sebagh’s rich daily creams. I am not a big fan of extra steps when it comes to skin care routines, and I am not convinced that using Vitamin C in this way actually does anything useful for your skin. Vitamin C is notoriously tricky to stabilize and starts oxidizing as soon as it comes in contact with air. So therefore, the act of pouring it from a tube into a wide open jar of cream that gets opened frequently and exposed to oxygen, does not seem to be the best way to apply this potent antioxidant in its purest form. The margin for error and lack of consistency in how it gets used renders this system an expensive experiment in my mind.

FINAL VERDICT – SYC (SAVE YOUR CASH) – At $155, this does not make my top list of vitamin C products on the market.


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