Eyelash enhancers are the new beauty buzz. Big beautiful lashes are in! Latisse is a new innovation in lash enhancing technology from Allergan, the company that gave us Botox, and Obagi have launched their new product called Elastilash, which is a peptide based enhancer. Stateside, people are going crazy for Latisse, which was launched in 2009 and is the only FDA approved prescription only product for eyelash enhancement. It targets the eyelash follicle increasing lash growth, extending the lash cycle and delaying the cycle of lash loss. Every year women spend million..
What do Bill Clinton and Sir Alex Ferguson have in common? The answer: rosacea, a ruddy complexion that in some cases can mistakenly be attributed to a problem with alcohol. This is only one of the challenges facing those with the debilitating skin condition rosacea. Many have never heard of it and assume their red face and flushingis merely a sign of aging.While there are undoubtedly more sufferers over the age of 40, there are still others in their early 20s or 30s who have not been diagnosed – surprising given that it affects one in ten of those in..
A Dermaroller looks like a mini instrument of torture -definitely not for the faint hearted! At about 2 inches across, it has a barrel covered in ultra-fine ‘microneedles’, spikes designed to pierce holes in the skin, a bit like aerating the lawn! And why would you want to even contemplate this? Because, say aficionados, Dermaroller therapy stimulates the skin to repair itself, and can significantly improve the appearance of acne scars, ageing and sun-damaged skin, wrinkles and stretch marks. The worse your skin is, the greater the results. It is an attractive thought. Dermarollers wo..
Retinol, which is a vitamin A derivative, is the most effective topical ingredient for anti-aging and the only one that is clinically proven. But for it to be effective, it has to reach a concentration in the skin of at least 0.60% – 0.70%. Typical over the counter retinol products (even the best selling one!) only contain about 0.15% —not enough to make a meaningful difference. No matter how much you put on, you can put it on all night but you’ll never reach 0.60% With a 1% concentration like ZO Skin Health Ossential Radical Night Repair Plus, you can activate a..
You’ve dieted and hit the Zumba circuit so that your body doesn’t wobble, you’ve cleansed toned and moisturized, manicured and pedicured, primped and preened to within an inch of your life and just as you are thinking” God is good” you peer down. There they are—those pesky little vertical lines creeping up between your breasts. When did that happen? Your chest used to be as smooth as a baby’s bottom and now there are more ravines down there than the Grand Canyon. It’s actually quite thin skin like the skin around the eyes. Think how much time, money and luxury creams have bee..
As summer draws to a close, a season of skin sins — skimping on your SPF’s, baking your skin in the midday sun, too many Mojitos by the pool bar and too many late nights — are written all over your face. Dry patches, freckles, dullness and under-eye circles are all your skin’s way of saying ‘Save me!” Months of mistreatment has left your skin feeling unloved and in need of some TLC. Start with a clean slate. After months of sun exposure, dead skin cells have accumulated on the surface of your skin. . Not to worry, your former glow is just below the surface waiting to be revealed. F..