Korean Beauty Trends
Jul03

Korean Beauty Trends

Korean beauty trends are leading the way in many realms to give the consumer options for beauty ingredients, treatments, devices and skin care products. 1) Wetness is the essence of life. Skincare brands are starting to put a lot more thought into what is almost always the first ingredient in their formulations: water. Instead of distilled, “there’s a big push for using mineral-rich waters so that the base is also an...

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Easy Skin Care
Feb29

Easy Skin Care

Easy skin care is as simple as looking in your pantry and perhaps your refrigerator.  So if you can’t make it to the spa or don’t have a budget for professional skin care items or regimens, try these simple to find and use skin care farm fresh ingredients. Milk and honey: Cleopatra is one of our favorite legendary beauties, and was known for her flawless skin. History tells us that she bathed milk, honey and olive oil. All...

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Rhamnose
Nov19

Rhamnose

Unlike retinoids, which work by increasing cell turnover (often leaving redness and flaking), rhamnose signals a jump-start, allowing more aged cells to act younger. It was shown to thicken the epidermis significantly after eight weeks and increase production of elastin, collagen, and other beneficial proteins while diminishing the enzymes that break down collagen and lead to wrinkles.  Read whole...

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Vitamin K
Oct05

Vitamin K

Vitamin K plays a key role in protecting skin elasticity and could soon be the latest nutraceutical appearing in savvy cosmetic lines.  There are two main forms of vitamin K: phylloquinone (vitamin K1) which is found in green leafy vegetables such as lettuce, broccoli and spinach, and makes up about 90% of the vitamin K in a typical Western diet; and the menaquinones (vitamins K2), which make up about 10% of Western vitamin K...

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Elements of Beauty
May23

Elements of Beauty

Mimicking fashion’s misplaced deconstruction, volume and exaggerated shapes are seen in hair and color cosmetic trends.  A symmetrical hair and equally geometric makeup partner nicely with the strong lines in daily and evening wear. Color blocked lids with white brush strong wings are trending alongside rich kohl-rimmed lash lines.  Decorative accents such as jeweled facial applications and jeweled hair complement almost any wardrobe....

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