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 →

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 →

Here in New England, the weather can be quite unpredictable. A few weeks ago, it was in the 70’s here, and over the weekend it got down to 3 degrees overnight and we are expecting a snowstorm this Monday night! Oh boy…My move to North Carolina is sounding better and better!!! Anyway…no matter what region of the world you live in, spring is a transition not only for Mother Nature, but for your skin as well! Here are my tips for helping your skin handle the season change: I’ve got a mantra for you during seasonal transitions. It will help you not just from winter to spring butRead 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 today’s post, I’m talking with the beautiful Jackie Parks, Licensed Aesthetician, all about caring for skin of color! Jackie Parks: “Women and men with deeper skin tones don’t have a lot of information out there. Especially with known skincare brands. They are tailored to a certain specific group of Fitzpatrick’s. Types IV, V, and VI are never included as they should be.” SKB: “Yes! So first of all, what are some good skincare lines for women and men of color?” JP: Carol’s Daughter is widely used. Its the first line most people turn to. The products are hydrating and comforting to the skin. I likeRead More →