Actives
Aug14

Actives

Active ingredients have been a disputed factor in skin care, topicals and supplements.  That is all changing.  Star ingredients that are activated on demand is finally here.  Perricone MD has released serums that are activated with a push of a button. H2 Elemental Energy Advanced Renewal Infusion Serum ($240 for a pack of 4) delivers an instant boost of hydrogen, which, according to Perricone, helps to upregulate the positive genes...

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Retinoids
Jun10

Retinoids

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that comes from two sources: preformed retinoids and provitamin carotenoids. Retinoids, such as retinal and retinoic acid, are found in animal sources such as liver, kidney, eggs, and dairy products. Carotenoids, such as beta-carotene (which has the highest vitamin A activity), are found in plants such as dark or yellow vegetables and carrots. Natural retinoids are present in all living organisms,...

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Plastic Surgery Trends
Mar25

Plastic Surgery Trends

Plastic surgery is expected to be the biggest emerging market by 2020, according to a report from Persistence Market Research. North America and Europe will dominate the global plastic surgery market due to the growing aging population and a general acceptance of aesthetic procedures. In Europe, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the U.K. hold the major share of the plastic surgery market. Watch for activity in Asia, namely China and...

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Virtual Beauty
Mar07

Virtual Beauty

Perhaps not since the beginning of time, but certainly since the beginning of my career, virtual health care, beauty and the logistics of self-care has been a challenge.  While the rewards of virtual care are obvious the challenges never seem to recede   Virtual health offers the potential to lower costs, reduce utilization, generate revenue and increase operational efficiency on the business side, while supporting care coordination...

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Skin Rejuvenation
Feb13

Skin Rejuvenation

Skin rejuvenation is a beautiful frontier. As we age, our face and décolleté show signs of sun damage, dehydration, thinning skin and all our experiences from mountain climbing to laughing.  While face lifts were once the only choice, there are now many options for diminishing fine lines and wrinkles.  There are a variety of options for refreshing one’s appearance.  Skin rejuvenation is often the way to go when one looks “tired” or...

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Skin Care Trends
Feb03

Skin Care Trends

Skin care trends are more effective than ever.  Here is a list of the top trends for 2017: Probiotic Formulations There was a smattering of probiotic-based skincare launches this year and, with more research suggesting that bacteria – including lactobacillus and bifidobacterium – are beneficial to the skin, you can expect this genre to grow. Superfood Skincare Given how concerned we are about what we’re putting into our bodies, it was...

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Facial Peels
Jan09

Facial Peels

Facial peels are a great way to improve the skin as well as get that healthy glow. Cleopatra was said to slather her face in spoiled milk–a rich source of lactic acid, which undoubtedly refreshed her skin to a glowing finish.  A plethora of peels are available to the modern beauty maven.  Some simply slough off dead skin cells while others are far more complicated.  Here is the quick guide to levels of peels, price points and...

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Finding Your Fragrance
Nov15

Finding Your Fragrance

Seducing with scent is incredibly intuitive for all parties involved.  How do you lasso in the one you long for with the assistance of fragrance?  The entire practice begins by opening your mind.  While studies run rampant on just what makes we homo sapiens want to hook up, have lunch or run in the opposite direction, a lot of the real-time data has more to do with diet, lifestyle, mood and environment. Our body odor is largely...

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Herbal Massage
Oct20

Herbal Massage

The practice of massage is as old as civilization itself. Hieroglyphs demonstrate that cave dwellers practiced a sort of kneading therapy all over the body. In fact, every corner of the world has some type of traditional massage that precedes the written word. During World War I, massage was used extensively in the treatment of nerve injury and shell shock. Today massage is used for everything from relaxation to psychotherapy; its...

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Bleisure Travel
Sep14

Bleisure Travel

The world’s population is becoming healthier and they are taking it on the road.  Maintaining healthy habits when traveling is essential to maintain one’s sense of balance, happiness and connection to the healthful programming that many have attained as a feature of everyday life.  Here are just a few of the ways that travelers are creating healthful experiences outside of their routine. Airport Workouts:  Depending on the extend of...

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