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GIMME A B! REVISITING THE SKIN BENEFITS OF NIACINAMIDE

Posted by 01.15.13

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.

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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

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THE GOWNS, THE MAKEUP, THE 2012 EMMY AWARDS

Posted by 09.25.12

Colorful gowns took center stage at the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards, as nominees, presenters and winners walked the red carpet donning vibrant shades of orange, blue and coral. We particularly loved Ginnifer Goodwin’s tangerine Monique Lhuillier number. To complement this rainbow of dresses, makeup and hair was kept subtle yet gorgeous.

Channeling a combination of Audrey Hepburn and Twiggy, presenter Ginnifer Goodwin, who stars in ABC’s Once Upon a Time, balanced her cut out gown with a signature pixie cut and sixties winged eye makeup. “This was a Twiggy-inspired makeup look, so we kept it simple with a classic thick black liner,” said mark celebrity makeup artist Mai Quynh. Mai u

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NEXT GENERATION OF COSMECEUTICALS

Posted by 08.07.12

One of the most important things to know about your skincare is whether the product is designed for day or night use, according to speakers at the recent Aesthetic Plastic Surgery/Anti-Aging Medicine: The Next Generation Symposium 2012  held in New York City.

The most active type of skincare products are called cosmeceuticals – a word that is a hybrid of cosmetics and pharmaceutical. Cosmeceuticals generally do not require a prescription, even though many brands are sold exclusively through physicians’ offices and skincare professionals. Yet some leading brands, such as Perricone MD and Murad and others, are available at retail stores and online outlets.

Cosmeceuticals are all a

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