Vitamin C…. doesn’t it kind of sound like someone just decided to take their grandmother’s advice for the common cold and extrapolate that to anti-aging skin care? Or maybe it was just an ingredient laying around that was easy to incorporate into more items? Actually, it really does work. So, what does it do? First, go back to my how anti-oxidants work in skin care post to review oxygen free radicals and how anti-oxidants scavenge…

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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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If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed that I have been obsessing over a new moisturizer this fall. It was sent to me unbranded, so I wouldn’t be swayed by the brand. All I knew is the product was called Whip. The first time I tried this moisturizer, I could see a difference in my skin. I swear, my skin was a bit dry and irritated from playing outside with my daughters,…

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I first reviewed Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream in 2007 (yes, 10 years ago), right when it was being released. I was blown away by this super moisturizing face cream! It was full of peptides to improve collagen production. There was also a lot of hyaluronic acid to really help plump up the outer layers of your skin while it hydrated, something that it did without feeling heavy on your skin. Since my initial review, I…

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Today, I have a new post up over on SheKnows: 6 Things to do for younger looking skin in 30 days or less. It goes over a lot of basic anti-aging skincare, definitely check it out! If you’re going to target your skincare routine, make sure you’re following these anti-aging makeup tips as well! 1. Go for Lighter Coverage If your skin is less than perfect, it is easy to just gradually increase the coverage…

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