THERE’S A SERUM FOR THAT
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Serums, as it turns out, are more diverse than a pack of M&Ms. From light as a feather to heavier and protective, serums offer easily absorbed solutions for face and body. Recently, a slew of serums crossed my deskâ€”and if you think serums are just anti-aging boosters applied under moisturizers, think again.
Dennis Gross MD, creator of Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare agrees. â€œSerums are here to stay,â€ he says. â€œSerums are generally light, water-based liquids that deliver a large dose of ingredients into your skin. Their point of difference is in their composition. Serums contain no emollients, which means there is nothing to interfere with the concentrated ingredie
ERNO LASZLO IS ALIVE AND WELL IN SOHO
As skincare consumers, we are always after the new. But there are some brands that are worth revisiting, learning from and embracing. And one of the best is back and reformulated for the 21st century.
Erno Laszlo was a pioneer of modern skincare. He was one of the first people to ascribe science to skincareâ€”a concept that seems unbelievable to ignore these days but was revolutionary at the time. This notion came to him whilst he studied skin pathology and disease at the Royal Hungarian Elisabeth University of Medical Sciences in Budapest.Â Laszlo quickly became well known and in 1927 treated Hungaryâ€™s Princess Stephanieâ€™s acne successfully and some of Hungaryâ€
LAST MINUTE BEAUTY: LUXURY HOLIDAY GIFTS
Malls will be open until the eleventh hour, so worry not, luxury holiday gift givers! The gorgeous thing about the holiday season is that so many brands have you covered with dazzling (almost pre-packaged, ready to go goodness) items that your shopping cartâ€”virtual or physicalâ€”will be full before you know it.
La Mer Beyond Radiance Collection (Travel Size, $310)
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Send a friend or loved one off in luxurious style with La Mer’s Beyond Radiance Collection travel kit, which includes everything needed to conquer looking jet lagged. Addressing brightness, tone and clarity, the kit includes CrÃ¨me de la Mer, The Radiant Serum, The Eye Balm Intense, Cleansing
ICONIC BEAUTY: NOW AND FOREVER
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Beauty is a fickle business. Marketers, developers, formulators, and consumers are always looking for the next new texture, ingredient, delivery system, or molecule. As a result, thousands of new cosmetic products are introduced each year. In 2011, the fragrance category alone saw the launch of 1,200 new perfumes worldwideâ€”thatâ€™s more than three a day!
Thankfully, even with all of these new launches, the beauty loving public has made sure that iconic products, including favorites dating back to the early 1900s, have not been forgotten.
Perhaps, the best example of a classic product that remains a bestseller worldwide is the timeless, feminine fragrance Chanel NÂ°5 ($9