Photo Credit: depositphotos.com
Non-surgical body shaping is on the rise and the options are getting better all the time – thankfully. The best body-contouring procedures are an investment that requires time (to complete a series if necessary and wait to see the results) and a fair amount of money. Whether you decide to try an energy-based fat-reduction treatment like SculpSure, truSculptiD or CoolSculpting, or a skin-tightening procedure such as Thermage, ThermiTight or BodyTyte, you definitely want to get the best possible outcomes.
Enter Alastin’s new TransFORM Body Treatment which was developed to optimize your results when used after these treatments and it is also touted to improve skin quality when used on its
Photo Credit: instagram.com/vertlybalm
It’s been a long, strange trip but the pot our hippie forbearers fought to smoke has become mainstream—and part of a growing personal-care scene—but not without confusion. For starters, hemp and marijuana are both variations of the cannabis plant. Hemp-based hair- and skincare products are nothing new, as hemp oil has been used to soothe skin for centuries. (For the record, industrial hemp grown for oil contains no psychoactive compounds.)
But skincare with CBD—a non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant—is a relative newcomer, and it’s been touted for its positive effects on acne, irritation, psoriasis and more (without getting you stoned). To make this brave new
Photo Credit: beautyinthebag.com
The skin is more than our body’s largest organ. “It also plays an important role as a barrier to UV exposure, physical trauma, and infection, and it also regulates temperature and water loss,” explains Miami dermatologist Christopher O’Connell, MD. Symptoms of a compromised skin barrier include stinging, burning, redness, peeling and inflammation, and if left untreated, can progress to fissures, cracks and worse yet, bleeding and infection.
According to Dr. O’Connell, gentle skincare including a mild cream cleanser and moisturizer, as well as avoiding prolonged water exposure and extreme heat or cold are the best ways to soothe sensitivity associated with a weakened skin barrier
Photo Credit: josenatori.com
Sexy lingerie, glam loungewear, vivid colored flowy ensembles…these are just some of what the House of Natori is best known for. Designer Josie Natori now launched a new fragrance, simply called JOSIE.
Her new multi-floral fragrance embodies the scents of crisp asian pear and bergamot with luscious dewy leaves, amidst a bouquet of the national flower of the Philippines, sampaguita, with Freesia, and wild orchid. Finally, there is a mixture of sandalwood and white musk and patchouli. The packaging is bright and uplifting – red with black and white diagonal stripes – and is both playful and modern with a mix of textures and a pop of color.
Having founded her eponymous brand i