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Long touted as the magic bullet in many anti-aging products, peptides are actually short chains of amino acids that occur naturally in our bodies where they regulate the activity of other molecules, play a part in hormonal balance and offer antibiotic benefits. In skincare, peptides stimulate collagen production and help prevent the breakdown of proteins in cell membranes â€“ which means they work to reduce the signs of aging like sagging, fine lines, wrinkles and loss of tone. With regular use, products formulated with peptides can improve smoothness, combat wrinkles and promote cell turnover. Anti-aging treatments containing peptides run the gamut from drugstore scores to high-end ind
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For many, vanilla is one of the loveliest scents on the planet. After all, who can resist the aroma of cookies baking in an old-fashioned kitchen? The wonderful scent comes by its aromatic beauty naturally, as it is derived from orchids of the genus Vanilla. Not only does the aroma make us feel warm, fuzzy and hungry, but the active ingredient in vanilla, called vanillin, is an antioxidant that is useful in helping the body repair damage. In addition, it contains sedative like properties, great for relaxing your mind and helping you drift off to sleep. A favored ingredient in the beauty market, vanilla is featured in many body, hair and fragrance products â€“ just check out the group we
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BITB loves the fact that fabulous beauty products are available to fit any budget. But once in a while, a girl has just got to indulge. You work hard, play hard and as we all know â€“ youâ€™re worth it! Hereâ€™s a roundup of some fabulous skin serums and creams available at your favorite department store, just waiting for a sinful indulgence. Many are made with crushed pearls, rare plants and even caviar and cost more than $150 an ounce! Remember sometimes you get what you pay for.
Since you canâ€™t put a price on beauty, we say, â€œgo for it!â€
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ReVive Intensite CrÃ¨me Lustre is an action-packed intensive rebuilding cream that firms an
I canâ€™t believe no one ever thought of this before â€“ a multi-purpose eye and day cream. La Prairie has just released Advanced Marine Biology Revitalizing Emulsion ($135) â€“ and wonders of wonders itâ€™s formulated as a moisturizer to be used on the face, neckâ€¦and eyes. What a fabulous invention. Just think about the travel opportunities.
Thatâ€™s exactly what CÃ©line Cousteau, Founder of CauseCentri Productions and granddaughter of the legendary Jacques Cousteau had in mind when she worked with La Prairie as the Special Ambassador for the Advanced Marine Biology Collection. â€œI wanted something easy. I wanted something travelable,â€ she sa