Phytomer Souffle Marine Cleanser Phytomer Rosee Visage toner Neocutis Micro Serum Neocutis Micro Eye Riche Skin Ceuticals Triple Lipid Restore Phytomer Citadine Face and Eye Contour Sorbet Cream Elta MD UV Clear SPF 46 Phytomer Sun Radiance Self Tanner for face and body (My face- I mix it with my moisturizer every couple of days and gives the perfect glow. Amazing on the body too!) Also loving- Phytomer Shaka Shaka Body Blur and Morpho Designer Body CreamRead More →

Okay guys. Now you know I love you…. but it’s time for an ASI (Apricot-Scrub Intervention). I KNOW it’s in your medicine cabinet. I bet you’ve been using it since high school. I’m going to walk you through why you may want to re-purpose your Apricot Scrub for body skin only! What Apricot Scrub does to the skin  Here’s the short version. Walnut Shells contained within the scrub are very harsh and abrasive. When rubbed into the skin, they actually create little micro tears which compromise the skin’s barrier function and allows bacteria to enter. This irritates the delicate skin and promotes inflammation. Inflammation mostRead More →

It’s New York Fashion Week friends! As part of a two part post series, today I am interviewing the ridiculously talented makeup artist Buffy Saint Marie! I first met Buffy four years ago at a Laura Mercier event for a fashion show in NY- her talents wowed me and even more so was her great sense of humor and kind heart! She gave me a signature red lip that night that I still wear to this day!  First, some background on Buffy: Buffy has over 10 years experience in the beauty industry. Her make up career began in the salon and spa community of New York City. Frederic Fekkai,Read More →

    Inspired by Valentine’s Day, today I am sharing my favorite romantic scents with you!  From left to right; Wildfox, Esteé Lauder Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia, Laura Mercier’s L’Heure Magique, Cartier Baiser Volé   Let’s start with Wildfox. I’m about to date myself here, but to me, it smells like Electric Youth! ( Do y’all remember that? Debbie Gibson?! No? Okay….) It has top notes of absinthe, incense and apricot, Middle notes of camellia, honeysuckle and jasmine (what’s more romantic than honeysuckle?!) and base notes of ambrox, musk and honey. YUM! Next, we have Esteé Lauder’s Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia. Oh. My. God. This smells likeRead More →

I am so excited to share with you my chat with Dr. Greg Altman, Ph.D, CEO and Co-Founder of Silk Therapeutics. I had the opportunity to speak one on one with Greg, Rachel Dow, their General Manager and Skincare Director as well as tour their lab!  I can’t wait to share with you all about this amazing skincare brand!  First, a little background on Silk: Silk Therapeutics was founded with one belief in mind: that everyone deserves skincare that’s effective, risk-free, and pure. Inspired by the courage and beauty of cancer patients and survivors, and powered by over 15 years of advanced biomedical research, theyRead More →

Happy Monday everyone! I hope your weekend was relaxing! Saturday’s post was all about an anti-aging regimen. One of the things I mentioned was adding a Retinoid to your routine, and today I’m going to share my favorite non-prescription brand! The Benefits of Retinoids, Explained Retinoids, or Vitamin A, is sort of the All-Purpose Flour of skincare products. Vitamin A increases cell turnover, lightly exfoliates, also causes cell proliferation and gently reduces tyrosinase activity on the skin.  Tyrosinase is a copper-containing enzyme present in plant and animal tissues that catalyzes the production of melanin and other pigments from tyrosine by oxidation, as in the blackeningRead More →

In today’s post, I am going to give you the full rundown on a basic anti-aging routine, building upon my post “A basic skincare routine demystified..” If you’ve read the post, you know that a basic skin care routine consists of cleansing, toning, moisturizing and protecting the skin from the sun. But what about when you want to get a little bit more aggressive? Here’s what you need to know! G.R.A.S. Theory A wonderful medical aesthetician and educator that I know named Daniela Woerner of Addo Aesthetics first introduced me to this theory. And the results are mind-blowing! The theory is that if you haveRead More →

If you read my post regarding caring for your facial skin in the winter months, then you already know how the extreme drop in temperature, the dry air and constantly running the heat can wreak havoc on your skin. I’ve given you the basics on how to care for your facial skin, but what about your body?! Don’t Over Cleanse Did you know that you do not need to use cleanser on your entire body every single time you shower? In all reality, unless you are getting completely sweaty at the gym or are getting covered in sand and dirt (which, in all likelihood youRead More →

Did you click on “On My Shelf” under my logo and see a LOT of bottles on my shelf for both my AM and PM regimen?! This is one in a series of posts- today I’m going to address a bare-bones, basic routine. Later, I will go into correctives for different skin types and conditions as well as a global anti-aging routine. So, for the basics- how many steps do you truly need? How often should you exfoliate? How often should you see an Aesthetician? You’ve got questions?! I’ve got some answers! For normal skin maintenance at every age, here is your basic routine: Daily:Read More →

    Although it is not within my scope of practice as an aesthetician to diagnose any skin condition, here is some in-depth, clinical information regarding the diagnosis, treatment and management of the common skin condition of Rosacea. This affects more than 16 million Americans annually. If you think you have Rosacea, see your Dermatologist for a proper diagnosis, and then, see your aesthetician for a customized skincare regimen to meet your skin’s unique needs!   What is it? How is it diagnosed?   Primary features: Flushing Persistent redness of facial skin (known as erythema) Dome shaped papules with or without pustules; nodules may also occurRead More →