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As far an anti-aging products go, few have been as extensively researched—and dermatologist recommended—as retinol. These members of the vitamin A family have a bevy of beauty benefits for the skin, including accelerating cellular turnover, increasing collagen production and improving the appearance of dark spots and discoloration.
According to Miami dermatologist, Leslie Baumann, MD, the anti-aging effects of retinoids (retinol’s prescription-based sibling) were discovered in the 1970s, when the ingredient was in FDA trials for treating acne. “Dr. Albert Kligman (who coined the term “cosmeceutical”) and his partner Dr. Jim Leyden noticed that their research subjects had less
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Don’t satisfy your pumpkin cravings just by sipping a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. Applied topically pumpkin dissolves dead skin cells, making it a gentle chemical exfoliant, skin brightener and allowing the rest of your skincare products to be absorbed more efficiently. Pumpkin contains powerhouse ingredients like vitamins A, C, E and K plus potassium, iron, zinc and magnesium so it’s an ideal skin slougher, soother, nourisher, healer and protector. And, it’s worth a mention…pumpkin smells amazing!
Here are 9 new favorites for the season:
Burts Bees Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm ($3.29 )
Adding a serum to your skin regimen may be just the boost that weary skin needs this time of year. The word itself may sound mysterious and medical, but there is no mystery here, just real results. In general, serums are clear liquids that are formulated to target a specific skin problem and are used to amplify your regular skincare. Some serums help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots, while others help prevent acne and brighten skin. And while, yes, using one of these lightweight concoctions does add an extra step to your daily beauty routine, the powerful antioxidants contained in most serums make the difference between dull and radiant skin. With harsh winter wi
We know that our Beauty in the Bag readers have a lot on their plates: from juggling coursework to managing children to leading meetings. Who has time to sit in front of a mirror every morning to pretty their face? Luckily, there are plenty of cosmetic solutions that match your busy lifestyle. Here, we choose a few of our favorite time-saving beauty products.
Before you even start your makeup routine, set up an area on your vanity or bathroom counter to lay out your makeup and tools. This way, when it’s time to put your face on, you won’t have to rummage around in an over
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