Coffee with Mary: When do I need to replace my REDEFINE AMP MD™ Micro-Exfoliating Roller? 

Tune in to our newest webisode of Coffee with Mary for advice on your journey to great skin … all in the time you could drink a cup of coffee. In this week’s webisode, Mary talks about when you will need to replace your REDEFINE AMP MD™ Micro-Exfoliating Roller.

Continue Reading October 31, 2014 at 3:24 pm Leave a comment

Did You Know … Just like your nose, your skin can sniff odors? 

Get a whiff of this scientific breakthrough. According to a new study in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, some of the same scent receptors that give your nose its sense of smell can be found in your skin. Even more intriguing, these same receptors appear to help repair damaged skin.

A team of researchers at Germany’s Ruhr-University Bochum isolated different scent receptors in human skin and cloned one of them. Next they tested different scents to see how the cloned cells reacted. It turns out that skin perked up to the smell of Sandalore, synthetic sandalwood oil used in perfumes and aromatherapy.

Continue Reading October 29, 2014 at 1:29 pm 2 comments

Ecard of the Month 

Do you have a drawer full of skincare products that are collecting cobwebs … a constant reminder of unfulfilled promises? We call this the “product graveyard” and it haunts us all. In fact, a recent survey found that 20% of women have at least six unused or expired products in their bathroom cabinet. Between pretty packaging and clever advertising, it can be tempting to buy into every new skincare “product breakthrough” or miracle ingredient. But many of the touted benefits are more hype than help, leading to frequent disappointments that have conditioned us to set low expectations when it comes to achieving real skincare results at home.

Continue Reading October 28, 2014 at 10:18 am 9 comments

The Doctors Are In … 

Everything from lack of sleep and a poor diet to chronic rubbing from allergies, to loss of fat or thinning of skin caused by sun exposure and aging can contribute to the puffiness and dark circles that make your eyes look and feel more ghoulish than human. If sufficient beauty sleep won’t help, try watching what you eat. Salty foods and alcohol cause water retention, resulting in puffy, baggy eyes. If you have allergies, take an antihistamine to minimize your allergic reaction, and the itching, rubbing and redness that come with it.

Continue Reading October 27, 2014 at 9:41 am Leave a comment

Coffee with Mary: What is the best way to remove heavy makeup? 

Tune in to our newest webisode of Coffee with Mary for advice on your journey to great skin … all in the time you could drink a cup of coffee. In this week’s webisode, Mary talks about what is the best way to remove heavy makeup.

Continue Reading October 24, 2014 at 11:14 am Leave a comment

By The Book: Filler Face 

Filler Face: Unnatural-looking facial features that can be the result of filler overindulgence.

Who can forget Goldie Hawn’s mega-lipped character, Elise Elliott, in The First Wives Club? She’s the perfect example of taking filler to a scary extreme and ending up resembling an exaggerated Halloween caricature of yourself.

When it comes to flirting with filler, the best philosophy is “less is more.” While a little bit of cosmetic enhancement can go a long way to improving not only your appearance but also your confidence, too much can just as easily have the opposite effect.

Continue Reading October 24, 2014 at 10:49 am Leave a comment

What’s the Skinpact? By Dr. Kathy Fields 

There’s nothing spookier than waking up to dull, blemished skin following a night of Halloween fun. Whether you’re decked out in costume and makeup for a late-night party or to trick-or-treat with your kids, these tips will keep your face glowing long after the flame from the jack-o-lantern is gone.

Continue Reading October 13, 2014 at 12:17 pm

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