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 →

As a consumer today, you are faced with SO many options! You can purchase skincare from a department store, a specialty store (such as Sephora), your Dermatologist’s office, from your favorite Aesthetician at a spa, the Drugstore, or even from an old high school friend who is selling the latest direct sales skincare and posting before and after’s on Facebook! Which to choose, why, and what are you getting for your money? I’m here to spell it all out for you so you can decide for yourself as an informed consumer!  Drugstore/Grocery Store/Large Chain Store (Target, Wal-Mart) Brands These products are some of the mostRead More →

In today’s post, I’m going to share with you how to care for your baby and child’s delicate skin.  For Baby; You don’t need to bathe her every day. Every other day is the perfect spacing (barring the massive blowout- you know what I’m talking about!) Make sure the water isn’t too warm. Just as in my Caring for Winter Skin post, water that is too hot can dry out the skin very quickly! Start by washing the head with a gentle baby shampoo and wash the diaper area last. Make sure to concentrate on little crevices such as under the chin where milk andRead More →

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 →