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Just when you thought you had all of your skin’s bases covered by shielding it against the damaging UV rays and free radicals generated by the sun, there’s another environmental factor that could be leading to premature aging, irritation and other less-than-desirable side effects: Pollution.
From car exhaust and toxic chemicals to ozone and super-fine particles suspended in the air, research has begun to shed light on the damaging effects the indoor and outdoor worlds around us can have on our skin (especially if you live in an urban environment). The skin’s barrier seems to bear the biggest brunt from exposure to pollution, which can, in turn, lead to dehydration and increased sens
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We’re not sure when detoxing became such a thing, but it doesn’t look like this “trend” is going anywhere. From fasting and cleansing to soaking and masking, there are a variety of ways to help purge toxins from the skin, body and beyond. Taking a break from chemicals and eliminating any lingering remnants are never a bad idea, and here are the products that can help you do it.
Face: Bobbi Brown Instant Detox Mask ($47)
Packed with Hawaiian sea water and Amazonian white clay that draws out impurities, this nourishing yet effective treatment helps stimulate the skin as it reduces the appearance of pores. Apply it all over or just in congested areas depending on your skin’s deman
All mineral makeups are not the same, according to Annie Mayo, founder and president/CEO of Advanced Mineral Makeup. A TV and film makeup artist who has worked on over 25 feature films, countless print ads, and sporting events such as the Super Bowl, Annie found a common flaw in many mineral makeup lines—harsh chemicals. In 2006, she took matters into her own hands and formulated her dream line of 100% natural mineral cosmetics, Advanced Mineral Makeup.
The line is free of chemicals, dyes, talc, and preservatives and formulated with the experienced eye of a makeup artist. The undertones of the foundation mesh with the skin, and don’t include pink tones, which look unnatural. Annie s
Concerned Mothers Create Natural Beauty Lines for Tweens
As if guiding their tween daughters through puberty, style faux pas and possibly a first kiss weren’t enough, entrepreneurial moms across the country have created tween beauty brands that eschew harsh chemicals in favor of natural and organic ingredients.
Quite independently of one another, these women developed product lines in response to concerns about traditional beauty ingredients that could be harmful for their daughters’ developing bodies.