The Best Night Creams

It probably comes as no surprise that my most requested post lately is a list of the best night creams. I’ve written a lot about anti-aging skincare, and while I’m not a dermatologist, as a pediatrician I understand quite a bit of the medical literature about active ingredients and best practices. I’m all about having some actual evidence that an active ingredient will help your skin. So, what are the best night creams out there?…

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The Best Mattifying Shine Fighters: Primers, Powders and Setting Sprays

It’s the middle of the summer, which means my face is a big shiny mess. Make is melting off by mid-day, and there’s definitely a lot of oil. Unless I take measures to prevent the oily skin and mattify! There are a lot of great products out there to help, here are some of my favorites. Primers 1. Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector 2. Cover FX Mattifying Primer With Anti-Acne Treatment: My favorite if you…

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My Favorite Time Saving Beauty Products

I have to admit that I had a really hard time paring down my product list for this post! I restricted myself to a few product categories, and there are a few options for some of them, though my fave product made the picture. I’ve found that multi-tasking products are wonderful, and that the “fast” products, which promise results in a fraction of the normal amount of time, can be both good and bad. I’m…

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Over the Counter Retinoids: Why Your Best Retinol Might Not Be A Prescription

If you’ve read about anti-aging skincare, then you’ll know that retinoids in general but specifically retinol are the gold standard for addressing problems such as fine lines and wrinkles. “Cell turnover decreases abruptly around age 30, leading to fine lines and wrinkles, skin texture and color changes, as well as precancerous sun damage,” says Sarah Stierman MD, a dermatologist in Toledo, Ohio (and yes, a friend of mine, she practices very close to me). “Topical…

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Easy Sunscreen Reapplication: Seriously Fab’s Zinc It Over Makeup Setting Spray

One of the questions I get asked most often is how to reapply sunscreen over makeup. I admit that I’m not a big fan of spray sunscreens typically, they don’t apply well over makeup (I know I’m not the only one that has had blotchy foundation after applying a spray sunscreen), and they are chemical rather than physical sunscreens. Chemical sunscreens can be irritating to the skin and aren’t safe during pregnancy. Seriously Fab’s Zinc…

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