I’m not really sure what to call this color. Is it mauve? Grey? Beige? It’s kind of a combination of all these colors, and I’ve been finding myself really drawn to this shade, especially in makeup and nail polishes. 1. Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Black Sugar 2. Deborah Lippman Dirty Little Secret 3. Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Polish in Baby Jane 4. Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Polish in Delphine 5.…

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Much has been made in the lay press (meaning, ABC News and such), beauty mags, on-line, pretty much everywhere you look about anti-oxidants. They are reported to not only fix your skin, but will make it so that you never get cancer and live 20 years longer. Now, while I don’t know for sure about any of those three (I’m pretty sure no one knows, actually), but dermatologists are pretty sure that antioxidants do help…

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Go back and read through the Dermis Post. Just go glance at it quickly, I won’t get too terribly technical with you, I promise! If you want more info, check out the reference paper below. It’s a great overview of Peptides and what they have been found to do. Ok, well, remember those cells I said were present in the dermis? The fibroblasts? Their job is to create collagen, a major component of the matrix…

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Directly beneath the epidermis is the dermis, and it functions primarily to support the epidermis. As well, the dermis supplies the epidermis with things that are important, such as, oh, blood! The dermis does vary in thickness depending upon the area of the body just like the epidermis. Overall, there are fewer cells within the dermis, this layer is composed of many more structural components such as collagen. Technically, there are layers, however this is…

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There are so many amazing eye creams out there on the market, and they’re all a bit different. You want an eye cream that will help with puffiness, dark circles and bags, right? But what ingredients will actually help you with those issues? Dermatologists all have different preferences, but they shared their favorite active ingredients in eye creams with me. Look for these active ingredients on the ingredient list! If you want specific product recommendations,…

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