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Posted by 01.13.15

For those who don’t like to trek to their aesthetician or dermatologist to get their dose of sloughing, there are some great at-home microdermabrasion alternatives available.Β  This breed of exfoliators range from the intensive for weekly use, to the more gentle for daily use. They smooth away the dead cells and dirt that accumulate on the surface of the skin which makes it look and feel dull and lifeless.

Here are five ways to exfoliate in the privacy of your own home:




Scrub Investment: For those who like products that do double duty, try Origins’ GinZing scrub cleanser ($19.50

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Posted by 11.17.14

Beauty brand partnerships are a popular theme, and we’ve brought you many of the best. Think Sephora and Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors and Estee Lauder, OPI and Ace Hardware. The possibilities are endless!

There is is a wave of exceptionally pretty collaborations that we have our eyes on.Β  Here are three to love, buy, or perhaps gift to someone (or even yourself)…


Nanette Lepore for Origins


Designer Nanette Lepore burst into the fashion world with her colorful and vibrant prints that were inspired by the cultures and customs from around the world. Origins has partnered with the designe

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Posted by 09.30.14

The undulating seaside treasures of France, whose shores are packed with seaweed, stately bamboo forests of Australia, and the sprawling African Savanna all feature prominently in Origins’ latest wunderkind, Plantscription Anti-aging Power Serum ($55).

Origins sent out Candace Kumai and Kim Mance on a scientific/social experiment, where they traveled all over the world to smell, touch, and experience these ingredients before they decided which ones would end up in its latest skin therapy. The bark of the rare Anogeissus tree from Ghana was analyzed by Origins for five years to prove that it truly does provide anti-aging benefits to the skin.

In two weeks, studies showed what we’ve come

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Posted by 05.27.14

Dull, uneven skin tone, and, heaven forbid, dark spots and discoloration from the sun, are key telltale signs of aging and lapsed sun protection. For more than 50 years, hydroquinone has been the gold standard for reversing hyperpigmentation, but with a few caveats. It can cause sensitivity and redness, and some people claim hydroquinone poses a cancer risk, although it’s cancer-causing properties have yet to be proven in humans. In addition to hydroquinone, many new ingredients for brightening, as well as a few tried and true formulas, work to minimize unwanted discoloration.

Three new dark spot correctors have raised the bar when it comes to correcting dark spots and uneven skin tone wi

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