TGIF Loves! Today I am going to share with you all about topical Vitamin C- what it is, what it does, and why you need it! I believe that everyone should be on an Antioxidant as part of their basic skincare routine!  “Skin is naturally built for repair. When bombarded by environmental assaults, skin must focus on neutralizing oxidative damage, limiting its capacity for reparative functions. Daily use of pure vitamin C antioxidants, when properly formulated to penetrate skin, protect against damage, enhancing self-repair to reduce signs of aging.” -Dr. Sheldon Pinnell M.D., Founder of SkinCeuticals What is Vitamin C and What Does it Do for The Skin? VitaminRead More →

For the past month, I have tested out Biopelle’s Tensage Stem Cell Cream. If you’ve read my anti-aging regimen post, you have seen that I swear by Growth Factors as an essential part of an anti-aging regimen. Now I’m going to introduce you to Stem Cells, another powerful anti-aging tool for your skincare toolbox! As we age, our body’s natural stem cells lose their capacity to self renew as well as to create new cells after the old cells have died. As the existing cells begin to deplete, the proteins within them do as well. These proteins are vital to the support of the skin’sRead More →

Happy Monday y’all! Today I want to share with you the benefits of a weekly exfoliation routine for your skin! The Science When we are younger, our skin cells have a quick turnover rate, with the skin renewing itself every 21-28 days. As we age and our metabolic processes slow, so does our cell turnover rate! Expect that by age 60 or above, your skin cells will renew every 40 days! This is a natural process, and part of life, but you can help your skin along! Exfoliating at home can slough off those dead skin cells sitting at the surface, to reveal brand new, babyRead More →

Happy Saturday!!!!! Today I’m going to share my favorite lip plumping glosses (no injections required!) From left to right, Grande Lips in Sunbaked Sedona and HydroPeptide Perfecting Gloss in Beach Blush Grande Lips is Infused with Volulip™ and Hyaluronic acid. It instantly improves lip volume in three to five minutes, and is clinically proven formula increases overall lip hydration, volume, softness, and firmness in just 30 days of usage when applied twice daily. I love how it makes my lips look! HydroPeptide’s formulation contains Niacin, Peptides and Triple-sized Hyaluronic Acid. The THA improves elasticity, hydration and smoothes the appearance of wrinkles for immediate and longRead More →

In today’s post, I am going to share with you how to fake a beautiful tan, and the best products to use!!! To fake a tan at home there are two options: An Instant Full Body Bronzing or A Gradual Tan For the Instant Full Body Bronzing you will need to first exfoliate your skin thoroughly. On dry skin, apply a sugar or a salt scrub vigorously, paying attention to knees and elbows. Rinse off in the shower thoroughly. Apply a tanning lotion or mousse in a thin, even layer over the skin, washing hands immediately after. (Or wear a mitt!) Wait a few minutes to get dressedRead More →

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Weekend friends! In honor of that, I’ve called in a special treat for you today- my friend Dr. Michelle Morris, MD, a General Practitioner in Dublin, Ireland, sharing her very favorite skincare brands from the Emerald Isle! I hope you enjoy! Michelle has a fantastic blog called “Skip The Script” I think you would love!      Premium skincare products abound in every country but what makes the two ranges of premium skincare products I’m going to talk about different are the healing, glow-infusing ingredients unique to Ireland. They containnamely Irish sea botanicals and nutrient-infused seaweed extracts.                                                                                             Seavite  Read More →

  SkinCeuticals, one of the most widely known and well respected brands in the industry, is like nothing I’ve ever come across before. SkinCeuticals is advanced skincare backed by science. Born from decades of skin cancer research that led to pivotal breakthroughs in antioxidants, their high potency formulas are concentrated in pure actives and proven to penetrate optimally into skin. Made in the USA, their clinical skincare is used by dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and medi-spas for daily homecare and to complement aesthetic procedures. We formulate to correct signs of aging, protect healthy skin, and prevent future damage. Today, I’m talking with Kathryn Fazzari, Senior Account ExecutiveRead More →

In today’s post, I’ve got something super exciting for you that launches TODAY!  Lab Grab, from Silk Therapeutics, is a brand new line of effective, innovative and affordable skincare.  You may have seen my post about their professional/spa line here. Their mission is to make clean and safe skincare accessible to everyone, and LabGrab helps to make that mission a reality. Rather than paying a high ticket price for the packaging and marketing (as some big label brands do, as explained in my skincare brands post), Lab Grab has jettisoned all extra expenses to prioritize the price tag reflecting what is within the product rather than the bellsRead More →

In part two of Skincare Brands, Explained, I’m going to finish going over different product lines- what they do, what you pay for, and summarize my recommendations for each! Direct Sales Brands: Rodan & Fields, Beautycounter, etc.  PRO’s: You may be able to find a product or two that you like, just like at Sephora or a Department Store You may be supporting a friend or family member’s business endeavor. The lines are comparable in quality to department store/specialty store. I don’t think that direct sales in itself is terrible, and I am not offended if my clients come in and tell me they use them-Read More →