Niacinamide is an effective skincare ingredient that just keeps giving. A component of vitamin B3, it has been shown to increase ceramide and free fatty acid levels in skin, prevent skin from losing water content, stimulate microcirculation in the dermis, fight acne, and lighten skin discolorations. It is a potent cell-communicating ingredient that offers multiple benefits for aging skin.
A form of niacin, known as nicotinic acid (related to niacinamide), was first found in the NIA24 skincare line. Unlike niacinamide and nicotinamide, nicotinic acid stimulates the release of
With all the stress, travel, partying and lack of sleep during the holidays, your eyes are crying for some remedial help. De-puff your eyes to start the New Year off right with our round-up of products that soothe, tone and smooth.
Send puffy eyes packing with Clinique All About Eyes Rich ($30). A moisturizing eye treatment, this brightening cream will minimize the look of dark circles, shadows, and puffiness, as well as fine lines and shadows. Formulated with botanical ingredients, the cream boosts natural collagen production while also strengthening your skin’s moisture
So far, the summer of 2012 is shaping up to be a hot one. Record-breaking temperatures have already engulfed the country sending us scrambling to find easy ways to cool off. Don’t have time in your busy schedule to take a dip in a pool or journey up to northern Canada? Don’t worry; this collection of easy-to-use cooling products has you covered.
Face and body mists are a great way to get a refreshing on-the-go spritz. With just one spray, they provide a revitalizing burst of hydration that will get you moving again when the stifling heat has you feeling sluggish; they also have moisturizing properties that can help repair skin that’s been dried out or damaged under the hot sun.
LA PRAIRIE CELLULAR REVITALIZING EYE GEL – A feather light ocean blue gel that soothes puffiness, hydrates, tightens and firms. If you’re a frequent flying femme, this is a MUST HAVE. You can use it under your eyes, and also under your browbone. For jet lag or manic Mondays when your eyes show stress and sleep deprivation, dip your pinkie into the jar, pat it on, lay back, close your eyes, and awake in a few minutes refreshed. Great under makeup and for Kodak moments. The effects are instantaneous!
FINAL VERDICT – GGI (GOTTA GET IT) – At $155 it is up there, but it’s a quality eye gel for women and men.