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THE NEXT BIG SKIN AND HAIR OILS YOU HAVEN’T HEARD ABOUT—YET

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Posted by 12.12.17

Nature is a bountiful source of beauty-enhancing ingredients, and natural oils are amongst the most beneficial. With plenty of options for all types of skin and hair, they’re already likely part of your daily routine—but beyond widely known oils like coconut, argan and jojoba, here are the newest names you need to know because these oils are on the rise.

Mongogo oil
Also known as manketti, which is the name of the tree this nut’s oil is extracted from, mongogo oil is indigenous to southern Africa. A staple in the diet of the bushmen of Botswana and Namibia, this oil has long been a traditional remedy for dry skin thanks to its high concentrations of omega-6 fatty acids, linoleic ac

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6 DERMATOLOGIST TIPS FOR HELPING YOUR SKIN SURVIVE THE HOLIDAYS

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Posted by 12.08.17

The holiday season may be the most wonderful time of the year—but it also has the potential for wreaking havoc on your complexion. From a jam-packed schedule to ingestible temptation at every turn, it’s easy to get off-track as far as healthy diet and lifestyle choices are concerned. Here, six top dermatologists share their advice for helping you and your skin weather the final stretch of 2017—and start 2018 off beautifully.

Don’t indulge your sweet tooth.
Cookies, candy canes and all sorts of tempting treats are synonymous with the holidays, but weight gain isn’t the only threat posed by these little indulgences. Excess sugar can have an aging effect on the skin thanks to a pr

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WHEN THE SEA AND SCIENCE COLLIDE

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Posted by 11.13.17

The oceans cover roughly 70 percent of the Earth and with a such a diverse array of plant and animal life, these waters are a veritable treasure trove of ingredients and extracts that can potentially benefit our skin and bodies as a whole. From an overabundance of UV light on the surface to complete darkness at the oceans’ deepest depths and extreme temperatures (both hot and cold), sea life is excellent at adapting to its environment, and science is paying close attention to the compounds that enhance these organisms’ resilience and resistance to harsh conditions. Seaweed, kelp (which is actually a type of large seaweed), algae and plankton are likely just the tip of the skin- and healt

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SUPERFOODS FOR YOUR SKIN

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Posted by 02.20.17

Superfoods are like the “It Bag” of the nutrition world. As soon as one is deemed “in,” it’s no sooner declared “out” and replaced with an even better source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. “What you eat is a very important part of overall health, and superfoods are a wonderful source of antioxidants that protect our cells from damage that impairs their function,” explains Beverly Hills dermatologist, Zein Obagi, MD.

Once a fruit, vegetable or grain achieves “superfood” status, it’s only a matter of time before it gets included in a skincare product—but can these nutrient-dense foods benefit the health and appearance of our skin when applied topically?

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