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6 RULES TO KEEP YOUR COOL THIS SUMMER

Posted by 07.10.14

Looking your best during the scorching summer days can be daunting. Keeping cool while doing so can be near impossible. Don’t sweat it! We’ve rounded up the best beat-the-heat tips and product recommendations to help you do just that.

STAY HYDRATED: Fill up a pitcher with water. Add sliced cucumbers, lemons or limes and pour over ice. Sip often.

RELAX YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE:  A little concealer, tinted moisturizer, and waterproof mascara will stay put and give you just enough polish. Marc Jacobs Remedy Concealer – Concealer Pen ($39) delivers targeted anti-aging and brightening ingredients with a patented palladium tip that cools on touch.

PULL YOUR HAIR BACK:  The Low Pon

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OSMOTICS PUTS THE COPPER IN SKINCARE

Photo Credit: 7 Night Molecular Repair Treatment

Posted by 03.02.13

So many wonderful skincare treatments cross our desks that it’s hard not to love them all. Lucky for us, some really stand out from the crop and deliver more than we expect. Osmotics falls into that category.

With the active ingredient of Blue Copper 5 (sure, pennies contain copper, but you can’t slather them all over your face, can you?), Osmotics gives us luxurious blue-tinted goodies. In fact, they are so blue, that they remind me of the Florida Keys or a Caribbean island. The line has so many varieties of blue, that it’s impossible to stop staring at it.

An Overview

Francine Porter started Osmotics in 1993 to develop cutting-edge products for skin and hair, and to give consum

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GIMME A B! REVISITING THE SKIN BENEFITS OF NIACINAMIDE

Posted by 01.15.13

Niacinamide is an effective skincare ingredient that just keeps giving. A component of vitamin B3, it has been shown to increase ceramide and free fatty acid levels in skin, prevent skin from losing water content, stimulate microcirculation in the dermis, fight acne, and lighten skin discolorations. It is a potent cell-communicating ingredient that offers multiple benefits for aging skin.

Photo Credit: nia24.com

A form of niacin, known as nicotinic acid (related to niacinamide), was first found in the NIA24 skincare line. Unlike niacinamide and nicotinamide, nicotinic acid stimulates the release of

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NEXT GENERATION OF COSMECEUTICALS

Posted by 08.07.12

One of the most important things to know about your skincare is whether the product is designed for day or night use, according to speakers at the recent Aesthetic Plastic Surgery/Anti-Aging Medicine: The Next Generation Symposium 2012  held in New York City.

The most active type of skincare products are called cosmeceuticals – a word that is a hybrid of cosmetics and pharmaceutical. Cosmeceuticals generally do not require a prescription, even though many brands are sold exclusively through physicians’ offices and skincare professionals. Yet some leading brands, such as Perricone MD and Murad and others, are available at retail stores and online outlets.

Cosmeceuticals are all a

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