Vitamin C in Skin Care: How Does it Work?

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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How Peptides Work in Skincare

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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Pregnancy Skin Care Routine Changes: How to Glow

I’ve written a lot about pregnancy skin care changes due to hormonal fluctuations, changing skin care needs and the skin care ingredients to avoid during pregnancy, but how do you actually put that information to use? What pregnancy skin care routine changes do you need to make? Today I’m sharing what my skin care routine looked like while I was pregnant. Keep in mind that I have been pregnant twice, both times in my mid…

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All About Adding Retinoids

Now that the weather is a bit cooler, I’m in fall transition mode! I’ve broken out my booties, have started changing up my skincare routine, and I have big plans to head to the mall this week for a fresh foundation match for the fall and early winter. I’m pretty excited that I’m sharing a lot of my favorite fall transition tips in this month’s Family Circle Magazine! (Tip: I’m on page 137.) Some of…

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The Best Anti-Aging Moisturizer: Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream

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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