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Category Archives Cosmetics

Skin Care Sequencing

The order in which you apply your skincare products will help you maximize their benefits. Cleansing is essential, as is starting with the lightest products and finishing with the heaviest creams and oils. Experts recommend choosing the right products and adjusting your routine to suit your skin type. Applying skin care products in the right order -- also known as…

make nails grow stronger

Products for healthy nails and maintenance have come a long way in recent years. Forget the manicurist: give yourself a manicure at home with ingredients from your pantry. Following a few simple tips can help you avoid damaging your nails. Whether you wear them bare or topped with your favorite shade of nail polish, strong, beautiful nails aren't only aesthetically pleasing…

Permanent Eyeliner Makeup

Permanent eyeliner is applied to the eyelid with microinjections. This form of micropigmentation uses the same technique as tattoos. Although it entails injecting a foreign substance into the skin, this procedure is considered safe. Permanent make-up offers us a way to go from work to the gym to a night out, and then wake up the next morning with our…

Make-up coverage

BB cream and CC cream both claim to combine various skin care benefits with makeup coverage. The lines between BB cream, CC cream -- and recent newcomer DD cream -- are becoming increasingly blurred. Skin care benefits and makeup coverage vary based more on the particular brand than the overall type of cream. BB cream, CC cream, and now DD…

Botox in a jar

Argireline is composed of chains of amino acids known as peptides. It inhibits the movement of facial muscles, allegedly improving skin texture and tone. Research suggests that Argireline may not penetrate deep enough into the skin to consistently provide benefits. The anti-aging industry is vast and highly competitive, with many products grappling for their share of the global market valued at…

24K Gold Sheet Mask

Gold face masks are reputed to improve skin in many ways, from reducing wrinkles to treating sun damage. There are plenty of options on the market at a wide range of price points. There is little scientific evidence to support the effectiveness of these masks. Allergic reaction is a common side effect. Sometimes it seems like the cosmetics industry has…

The Golden Ratio

From seashells to hurricanes, the golden ratio is said to exist within all nature’s designs. Researchers debate over the significance of the golden ratio within the human body. Some cosmetic surgeons turn to this formula to inform their perception of ideal beauty. Scientists and mathematicians have long sought to crack the code behind nature’s aesthetics. By analyzing proportions and patterns…

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is a vitamin-like antioxidant that helps fight free radicals in the body. Studies have shown that ALA creams are effective in the treatment of photodamaged skin. Lipoic acid supplements can also be taken to ward off chronic, age-related diseases. Researching different skin care ingredients can feel like going back to chemistry class. There are so many…

Magnetic Face Mask

Magnetic face masks contain beneficial skin care ingredients and iron particles, which are said to help combat blemishes and wrinkles. These face masks' magnetic properties have not been proven to be beneficial for your skin, but dermatologists say they are not harmful. Luxury doesn’t come cheap: some magnetic masks cost several hundreds of dollars. When it comes to modern facial…

Medispa

Medispas marry traditional spa services with clinical procedures. The American Med Spa Association suggests that 50% of medispas operate illegally. A properly supervised medispa can help you to get the most out of your treatment, including recovery. Imagine if a visit to the clinic or doctor’s office for a cosmetic procedure could combine state-of-the-art technology with the pressure-free, patient-oriented atmosphere…

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