Category Archives Cosmetics

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…

Microblading Recovery

Your eyebrows will appear much darker immediately following your treatment than after the first week of healing. Applying Vaseline 3 to 4 times per day during the first week is critical to proper healing. To prevent infections, avoid swimming pools, saunas, sweaty equipment in gyms, and touching your eyebrows during the first week. Looking for a hassle-free, natural-looking way to…

Lip Mask

Collagen lip masks are supposed to plump and moisturize your lips for 5 to 6 hours post-treatment. The masks are made of a jelly-like substance soaked in serum and are worn for 15 to 20 minutes at a time. The treatment is painless and non-permanent, though wearing the lip mask can be awkward. Collagen lip masks seriously moisturize the lips,…

long eyelashes

Thinning eyelashes affect millions of women around the world. Neglect, aging and health conditions are three of the most common causes of sparse lashes. There are many temporary solutions, but increasingly people are exploring eyelash growth treatments that aim to address the underlying issue. Latisse is the only FDA-approved option that has been proven to promote eyelash growth. Long, luscious…

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