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Forget hemlines as a predictor of a sluggish or strong economy, cosmetic surgery may be as reliable of an indicator. And if this theory holds, let the good times roll.
Americans spent more than $15 billion dollars on combined surgical and nonsurgical aesthetic procedures in 2016, accounting for an 11% increase over the past year alone, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).
This is the single largest dollar amount spent on cosmetic surgery since ASAPS began its Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank Statistics survey in 1997, and a $1.5 billion dollar increase in expenditures from 2015 alone.
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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
For this week’s GORGEOUS GIVEAWAY we have 3 sets of the Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System plus Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Day SPF 30 (a total value of $40). This anti-aging duo addresses fine lines and wrinkles as well as uneven tone in your complexion.
The Microdermabrasion System is an at-home dermabrasion device that gently yet effectively exfoliates to reveal softer, more luminous skin. It is clinically proven to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines in one week and significantly reduce the appearance of wrinkles or brown spots in four weeks.
Rapid Winkle Repair Day SPF 30 is a daily moisturizer that nourishes skin while also providing protection from damaging UVA and
As we become more conscious about the products we use, especially those for our face and body, we are turning more often to organic and natural items. Right now, the hot item is bamboo.
You might not know that bamboo is actually giant grass. In fact, it’s the fastest growing member of the grass family – and also the largest. Some species can grow nearly 40 inches a day and there are whole forests of bamboo covering thousands of acres in Southeast Asia.
The stems are hollow and the harsh fibrous woody substance is absent, which means that it can be used for a variety of health and beauty products, like those listed here.
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