Body




Ceramide can help you fall in love with autumn skin

If your skin gets dry and itchy when fall approaches, try looking for a product with a little extra protection. Ceramide is a type of natural fat that your skin uses to seal in water. When applied to your skin, they are absorbed quickly, reinforcing the natural moisture barrier. So try a moisturizer enhanced with ceramide, and we guarantee you’ll fall in love with the instant glow.

Hair




Glossing over beautiful hair

Traditional hair color opens up the cuticle to deposit synthetic color into the strand. This changes the molecular structure of hair, often leading to weaker, damaged strands—especially if you color frequently. If you aren’t “open” to dye, then try enhancing your hair with a gloss. Hair glosses deliver high-shine and smoothness to your natural hair tones by sealing the cuticle, adding extra protection against breakage.

Lifestyle




SKINCARE EXPLAINED: What are MMPis?

A: One of the reasons our skin ages is that collagen production begins to slow, and our collagen starts to deteriorate. That’s in part because of enzymes called matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). Some MMPs can degrade collagen and elastin, decreasing skin’s firmness; others can exacerbate inflammation, leading to acne. MMPs are usually kept at manageable levels by Tissue Inhibitors (TMPs). But genetic factors and sun exposure causes TMPs to decrease as we age, leading to more MMPs.Read More >

Body




Is there a right way to apply body moisturizer?

We tend to think of moisturizers as hydration in a bottle—infusing the skin with outside moisture. But the real strength of our body lotions is their sealant properties: keep moisture locked in. That’s why it’s best to apply body lotions directly after a shower—after blotting skin dry, apply your moisturizer generously, doubling up on friction areas like the elbows, knew, heels, and wrists.Read More >

Lifestyle




Summer skincare 101

More humidity, hot temperatures, intense sun—no doubt our skin has a love-hate relationship with the summer. Emphasize the love by switching up your skincare routine to make the most of these outdoor months: Try a lighter moisturizer Summer air is warmer and more humid than winter air, so your skin doesn’t dry out as quickly. As a result, creamy winter moisturizers may be too heavy for June or August.Read More >

Skin




Fake it, don’t bake it

Having a tan is a summer must-have for many women; but for those who value their skin, sun exposure is not. The best bottled glows come to slowly, however. By using a gradual bronzer (like Jergen’s Natural Glow moisturizer or No7’s Naturally Sunkissed), you can build up golden, streak-free color that looks entirely natural. For optimal results, be sure to exfoliate before applying.Read More >