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OIL-FREE, PLEASE: THE GROWING QUEST FOR OIL-FREE PRODUCTS

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Posted by 07.01.14

Despite a growing awareness and availability of face and body oils, brands are facing pressure to produce oil-free versions of best-sellers because women are nervous about slathering anything kitchen-friendly on their face.

Here are some oil-free moisturizers and smoothers to get your summer off to a perfect start:

Peter Thomas Roth Oilless Oil ($38):

In response to a growing need for oils—without the greasy texture—Peter Thomas Roth developed the first “oil-less oil,” a purified squalene product that looks and feels like the real thing but also helps control breakouts. Product Development Director Tamar Kamen says the brand receives many phone calls from customers who want to

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BYE, BYE SPOTS: THREE NEW “WOW” SKIN BRIGHTENERS

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Posted by 05.27.14

Dull, uneven skin tone, and, heaven forbid, dark spots and discoloration from the sun, are key telltale signs of aging and lapsed sun protection. For more than 50 years, hydroquinone has been the gold standard for reversing hyperpigmentation, but with a few caveats. It can cause sensitivity and redness, and some people claim hydroquinone poses a cancer risk, although it’s cancer-causing properties have yet to be proven in humans. In addition to hydroquinone, many new ingredients for brightening, as well as a few tried and true formulas, work to minimize unwanted discoloration.

Three new dark spot correctors have raised the bar when it comes to correcting dark spots and uneven skin tone wi

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PETER THOMAS ROTH DEBUTS NEUROLIQUID EYE SERUM

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Posted by 03.24.14

Peter Thomas Roth’s wand-like Neuroliquid Volufill Youth Eye Serum is one advertisement that you’ll be eager to pause, rewind, and playback. The benefits of using this lightweight serum, dispensed in a cooling metal tip, not unlike Clinique Lid Smoothies, are quite plentiful: it aims to improve the fullness of the eyes, and help crepiness, dark circles, wrinkles and crow’s feet.

It also contains 19 amino acids that help stimulate collagen production. In a six-week, 32- participant clinical study, 93.8% saw immediate reduction in appearance of fine lines & wrinkles.

While I am lucky enough not to have too many wrinkles under my eyes, I did notice immediate benefits in my puffines

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COMFORTING WINTER BEAUTY STRAIGHT FROM THE KITCHEN

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Posted by 11.16.13

With the season of yule logs, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and perhaps some well-deserved chocolate (s’mores, anyone?) upon us, don’t think of these delicious treats as merely calorie loaded temptations. Bring the scents of the season to your bath and purse, with beauty products loaded with comfort food ingredients. Here are some of our favorites:

JĀSÖN Antioxidant Cranberry Body Wash ($15.50)

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This gentle, seasonally-appropriate body wash has all the usual nourishing suspects (vitamin E and pro-vitamin B5) as well as a natural blend of antioxidant cranberry oil and soothing aloe vera.  Priced at $15.50, it is a bit more expensive than your average wa

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