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EXPERT ADVICE FOR CHOOSING THE RIGHT MAKEUP FOR YOUR SKIN

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Posted by 11.15.17

You might get your 8 hours of nightly shut-eye, drink plenty of fluids, eat a well-balanced diet and have the best genes in the world, but if your skin isn’t looking its best, the culprit might be inside your makeup bag. Yes, makeup can make you look like your best self and then some, but if what you’re putting on your face is low quality, expired, contaminated or just doesn’t agree with you, it has the ability to undermine the best lifestyle choices and skincare regimen. According to the experts, when it comes to makeup this is what you need to know so you don’t sabotage your skin:

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Ramy Gafni, Creator of Ramy Cosmetics, “likes words like non-comedogenic, non-acne

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MEET ALEXES HAZEN, MD: DIRECTOR OF THE NYU AESTHETIC CENTER

Posted by 10.15.17

Dr. Alexes Hazen is a board certified Plastic surgeon and Director of the prestigious New York University Aesthetic Center. She also serves as an active Board Member of the AiRS Foundation, AiRS is a non-profit organization that helps women with reconstructive breast surgery after breast cancer.

She has researched developing 3D animation and surgical simulation to help educate both patients and residents regarding surgical procedures. Dr. Hazen has also done research focused on lipoaspirate. She developed an animal model to study lipoaspirate as well as an animal model to study radiation damage.

Dr. Hazen believes in the importance of having a sense of well-being and self-confidence, a

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RETINOL: THE GOLD STANDARD IN ANTI-AGING

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Posted by 11.27.14

Every dermatologist I’ve ever met swears by retinol (right after sunscreen) as the must-have anti-ager in any beauty regimen, regardless of age, skin type or complexion. Retinol, a derivative of vitamin A, has been proven to reduce lines and wrinkles, unclog pores, boost collagen, and speed cell turnover to even out discolorations and smooth skin. It also helps eliminate bacteria to diminish and prevent acne, promote elasticity, and protect skin cells. With repeated use, your skin will look smoother, plumper, younger!

When you’re using any retinoid (prescription or over-the-counter) you need to know that possible side effects are dryness, redness, and flaking. To gain its many ben

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ROC ACADEMY GOES TO THE HEAD OF THE CLASS

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Posted by 05.15.14

Do you know the difference between retinol and retinoic acid? Or what to do if your skin care treatment doesn’t show any results after a month? These and other skin care facts can be learned at the recently launched RoC Academy.

Five separate online lessons will take you through the paces of becoming an anti-aging skin care expert. You even get a customized fact sheet at the end of the course.

The experience is completely interactive and easy to follow. The goal is to provide you with a deeper understanding of basic anti-aging ingredients and science.

One thing that Beauty in the Bag definitely agrees with RoC about is the importance of retinol or Retin-A in any effective anti-a

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