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Nov 02

Anti-Aging Skincare Recommendations That Work

By Kelly Wilson

My mother handed me a tube of Kiehl’s Ultra Protection Eye Gel when she dropped me off at my college dorm freshman year. For many years, that—along with some SPF—was enough. I graduated, moved around the country for work and love, got married, had kids. And then suddenly, I was 40 and everything—and I mean everything—dropped.

As an elderstates woman here at Glossier, I’ve been asked for my perspective on the “anti-aging” vs “pro-aging” debate. The truth is, there’s a lot that’s great about hitting 40. I’m lucky enough to have a terrific partner and still-sweet kids who want to spend time with me, parents who are healthy and active, a wide network of loyal friends and brilliant colleagues, and an apartment big enough to host a dinner party. I’m established in my career and stimulated by my work and more confident and comfortable in my skin than ever before. But with age, that skin does need some help. And in that regard, I have no issue with “anti-aging”. At the end of the day, it’s about efficacy and finding products that provide needed benefits. I take inspiration from the role models we have who are aging gorgeously (Jennifer Connelly! Brigitte Macron! Kirsten Green!) and aim high.

Fortunately, my mother came before me, and not just because she had the foresight to offer me that little tube of Kiehl’s. She has inherently terrific skin, which for the most part I inherited. (Maybe we need a little help in the elasticity department. The rest I can’t complain about.) So, the tough part was reconciling myself to the fact that the issue was not about fixing some inherent issue, but rather about fixing an inherent life condition: aging. It is what it is, no matter what you call it.

So why not talk about it? This morning I met a 42-year old friend for breakfast. She’s a gorgeous LA girl: not a shred of makeup, the perfect messy topknot, killer bikini body. And she told me that she’d put on nine pounds over the course of the summer. Nine pounds, one summer! I couldn’t see them, but she insisted. Another dear friend, who’s hitting 50 but looks like an enviable 30, texted in crisis as she was shopping for her upcoming media tour: “I tried on outfits and I have weird new lumps. I have a Thass. No, it’s a Hass.” The struggle is real!

Back to the face. There are all sorts of beneficial products to try, and thankfully dieting isn’t the recommended path forward (more sagging!). In my experience—note to editors: and you are not old enough to disagree with me—there are a few products you absolutely need to use when you hit 40 (and that you should probably start using many years before you get there). I have a personal theory, not supported by any evidence, that my skin likes to be kept guessing, so I try to mix up my daily product regimen. But there are a few products I won’t live without:

My Clarisonic. I use it in the shower around 3x/week to enliven my skin and I just don’t feel as clean or luminous without it.

Tula’s Probiotic Cleanser. A mild but effective cleanser for everyday use in your morning shower. At night I prefer to get the makeup off with micellar water, Goop’s Luminous Melting Cleanser or Glossier’s Milky Jelly. Once a week I use Tula’s Exfoliating Treatment Mask—not a cleanser per se, but I feel renewed and pure when I rinse it off. And the Chok Chok Green Tea Toner is very brightening—you really can feel them working when applied.

Serums and face oils. I worked briefly at Goop and still rave about the Goop Enriching Face Oil. It’s great for more mature skin, as is their Revitalizing Day Moisturizer. (It doesn’t contain SPF, so that’s where Glossier’s Invisible Shield comes in.) This time of year, I use Skin Inc’s Encapsulated Licorice Serum—licorice and green tea in tiny seaweed capsules, plus antioxidants galore to protect aging skin. And have been on a collagen binge of late, adding bone broth powder (Wild Foods’ is particularly great) to my golden lattes and using Mizon’s Collagen 100 Serum. I was wrestling with some seasonal transition skin issues last month and in desperation sprung for a bottle of Vintner’s Daughter—we 40-somethings will try anything—before deciding that it would be waste to use it on irritated skin so I’ve stockpiled it for the winter. Will report back.

Masks, snails and other Korean delicacies. I have a workspace in Koreatown that I use for quiet thinking and working time, and I discovered my favorite mask shop on a 32nd street coffee run one afternoon. I try to sheet mask a couple of times a week, and am pretty agnostic about the masks I use—there are so many cute ones to try! But I have fallen hard for the Banobagi Vita Cocktail Silver Foil Mask. The results are indisputable. I get compliments on my skin every time I use them. I also adore Tonymoly’s Ferment Snail Cream Moisturizer and the companion eye cream as they’re super-rich and hydrating. The Tonymoly Intense Care Gold 24K Snail Hydro Gel Mask is also great—how can it not be, with all those things?

For now, that’s what I have to share—I think it’s working, and either way, I feel good about it. But now I have to ask the forty-something readers of ITG: I know you are out there. What products do you love? There are working moms here at Glossier, too, and we’d love to hear from you.

—MZ Goodman

Photos via the author.

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Jun 25

These Biodegradable Microbeads Could Completely Replace Conventional Ones

By Kelly Wilson

Scientists Created Biodegradable Microbeads So Your Face Scrub … – Gizmodo

http://news.google.com Fri, 09 Jun 2017 19:30:25 GMT

GizmodoScientists Created Biodegradable Microbeads So Your Face Scrub …GizmodoBy now it’s well documented that those tiny plastic microbeads used in face scrubs and toothpastes are contaminating lakes and oceans at an alarming rate.Biodegradable microbeads made from cellulose — ScienceDailyScience DailyBiodegradable microbeads are here to (hopefully) cut down on …Digital Trendsall 3 news articlesᅠ»

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Scientists create eco-friendly, biodegradable microbeads – Inhabitat

http://news.google.com Fri, 09 Jun 2017 15:19:31 GMT

Scientists create eco-friendly, biodegradable microbeads Inhabitat Microbeads’ detriment to the environment is well-documented, yet many companies continue to put the tiny plastic spheres in their products. Scientists at the University of Bath came up with a solution. They created microbeads from cellulose instead …

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The oceans are full of plastic, from bags and bottles to those pesky microbeads. Despite the fact that bacteria is actually evolving to digest some of this trash, much of it will end up wiping out wildlife, or at least end up in their stomachs shortly before we fish them out of the sea and eat them ourselves. Its not the most pleasant of cycles.

Although recycling certainly helps to protect the environment and fight climate change, its likely that making the switch from conventional plastic which takes decades to centuries to break down to bioplastic, a plant-derived type that naturally decomposes in very short spaces of time, is required to make a major difference in this regard.

Fortunately, a team at the University of Bath (UoB) may have just made a breakthrough that will see microbeads replaced with bioplastic versions in the near future.

The project leads explain how they created their bioplastic microbeads. University of Bath via Vimeo

Microbeads can be found in a wide range of bathroom and skincare products, from soaps to gels to creams to cosmetics. Theyre normally there in order to give them a pleasant texture, or to help exfoliate the skin. Unfortunately, their incredibly small size means that they arent removed by modern sewage filtration systems, and they invariably escape into the open ocean, where animals regularly consume them.

The UK government recently pledged to ban the use of microbeads in products sold and used in the country, and its hopeful that other nations will soon follow suit. Assuming that they do not, however, the UoBs new study in the ACS journal of Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering reveals that there may be another way to solve this problem.

Taking cellulose, the fibrous material found in vegetation that binds structures together, the team found that dissolving it in a particular solution and using it to form tiny beads is not only a workable process, but a surprisingly efficient one. When used in water, they retain their strength and shape but microorganisms quickly break them down into harmless sugars when they turn up in the sewage system.

Not only would this method ensure that trillions of microbeads fail to reach the oceans every single year, but it has the potential to be a low-carbon manufacturing method too. Cellulose is incredibly common, and instead of using plants, it could be sourced from recycled paper.

The teams next step will be to work with industry partners and microbead manufacturers in order to see if their method can be scaled up to a mass production level. If it can be, then it may not be long before those pesky pieces of plastic will permanently be off the menu for all those critters swimming around under the sea.

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May 25

Flawless Skincare Routine – Simple Measures to a Exquisite Face

By KellyWil

https://justasktrisha.wordpress.com/2013/08/21/flawless-skincare-routine-simple-steps-to-a-flawless-face/

Hello Gorgeous!

Great skin is smooth, even toned, and dewy. To get those results, you need an effective daily skincare routine in place.

My journey to flawless skin is an evolving process. People ask me often what products I use so I thought I would share my current routine and products with you.

Everyone’s skin type and concerns are different and I know that I probably put a lot of products on my skin (I am a total product junkie), but I am really loving my current results from my nightly routine and I hope you will too.

Nightly Skincare Routine – Simple Steps to a Flawless Face:

Makeup remover

  • To deep clean and improve skin texture and prepare for product absorption, I use Ulta’s Dual Action Cleansing System (I bought this instead of the Clarisonic cleansing system to save some money and I LOVE it–highly recommend it). This little gadget really minimizes pores and helps to improve so many other skin concerns.

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  • You want to use a gentle face wash/cleanser with the cleansing system. You can use any product you like as long as it is gentle (you do not want to use an exfoliating face product with the cleansing system because it will be too harsh when paired together). I am currently using Soap & Glory’s Peaches and Clean 4-in-1 wash off deep cleansing milk.

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  • I wash off the extra product from my face by using an extra gentle cleansing sponge (the cleansing system tends to get messy and the face sponge really comes in handy).

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Now it’s time for the fun stuff… Skincare products! My new favorite line for face care is Kiehl’s!

  • Once my face is squeaky clean, I apply two products together.

First I add Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate to my face

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Second, directly after I apply the above concentrate, I apply Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate

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When I pair these two products together, I achieve amazing results! It feels great on my skin and the next morning my face always looks flawless!

Travel Size StriVectin-SD Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles

And there you have it, my flawless skincare routine. Just stick with it and the results will be well worth the extra five minutes each day.

XOXO

Your beauty addict,

Trisha

 



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Apr 14

Banning Microbeads From the Healthcare Products Market

By KellyWil

Microbead Products Defaming Healthcare Industry

Microbeads are POLYETHYLENE microspheres that are used in the skin care and personal careindustries predominately as exfoliants. In our opinion, this is an antiquated approach to sloughing off dead skin. We have shared on many occasions our belief of using products containing AHA’s and BHA’s (alpha hydroxyacid and beta hydroxyacid) to deal with this issue including the use of electrical modalities (i.e. Clarisonic and/or similar devices).The biggest problem with products containing microbeads is the affect these products have on our environment.

Among the many menaces of pollution there is one that not only has a sly reputation but a stealthy effect on the natural habitat of wildlife animals. It could be new to many but has been out there since the revolution of personal care products.

Among the many menaces of pollution there is one that not only has a sly reputation but a stealthy effect on the natural habitat of wildlife animals. It could be new to many but has been out there since the revolution of personal care products.

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Microbeads are synthetic alternatives of natural fibres such as walnut husk and pumice, and are rather made out of plastics because they are a cheaper resource. These microbeads are mostly used in manufacturing of personal products such as toothpaste, soaps, facial scrubs and body washes. These mircroplastics have rugged structures which help in exfoliating of the skin when the personal products are applied.

What makes them so cheap is also what makes them equally lethal to the natural environment.These particles are drained into water bodies such as lakes and oceans and due to their resilient chemical bonds, they remain unchanged in water. Mircobeads are so fine that not even treatment plants are capable of efficiently separating them which puts animals on the endangered list because it kills them by poisoning their natural habitat and food chain.

Aссоrdіng tо research rероrt published bу Amеrісаn Mаgаzіnе on microbead dеnѕіtу іn oceans and lаkеѕ, there have been ѕоmе ѕhосkіng dіѕсоvеrіеѕ. Thеrе wеrе fіvе Gуrеѕ іnvоlvеd іn theѕеаrсh оf mісrоbеаd density іn lаrgе lаkеѕ and thе rеѕultѕ ѕhоwеd that аt lеаѕt 1.5 to 1.7mіllіоn mісrорlаѕtіс bаѕеd раrtісlеѕ were роllutеd per each ѕԛuаrе mile оf the wаtеr bоdу.The most unѕеttlіng lеvеlѕ of thеѕе роllutаntѕ wеrе рrеѕеnt іn Lаkе Erіе.

Rеѕеаrсhеr Lorena Rios frоm University оf Wіѕсоnѕіn іѕ a сhеmіѕt аnd сlаіmѕ thаt thе rising соnсеntrаtіоn оf microbeads іn fresh water іѕ dіѕturbіnglу high аnd іnсrеаѕіng annually. Lоrеnаsaid the сhеmісаl fоrmulа оf thе mісrоbеаdѕ supports the ѕtruсturе еvеn lоngеr іn сооl water mаkіng іt a vесtоr fоr tоxіс compounds. Thе mісrорlаѕtісѕ аbѕоrb роllutаntѕ frоm bоth аіr аnd water especially tоxіnѕ рrеѕеnt in pesticides and Pоlусусlіс Aromatic Hydrocarbons, аll еԛuаllуnоtоrіоuѕ fоr cancer rіѕk. Whеn thеѕе toxics are іntrоduсеd іntо wіldlіfе, thеу ѕtаrt trаvеlіng uр thе fооd сhаіn mееtіng аnd eventually fіnd thеіr wау tо humаnѕ.

Mаnу соmраnіеѕ still mаnufасturе thеѕе tiny аѕѕаѕѕіnѕ іn their реrѕоnаl care products but thеrе аrе also other who tеnd tо see the bіggеr рісturе. Pеrѕоnаl рrоduсtѕ mаnufасturеѕ Jоhnѕоn аndJohnson hаvе bеgun dесоmmіѕѕіоnіng the microbead buѕіnеѕѕ аlrеаdу and Prосtоr аnd Gamble are lооkіng fоrwаrd іn еrаdісаtіng іt frоm thеіr lіnе оf рrоduсtѕ by the еnd of 2017. Unilever is working оn роlісу рlаnnіng fоr mісrоbеаd еlіmіnаtіоn frоm реrѕоnаl рrоduсtѕ іnduѕtrу аnd islооkіng fоrwаrd tо abolish thе uѕе оf mісrоbеаdѕ іn ѕuсh рrоduсtѕ by 2015. This can bе juѕt the right mеаѕurе fоr соntrоllіng thе mісrоbеаd waste іn oceans and lakes.

To assist in microbead elimination from beauty products, look for microbead free products which are available in the market. Learn to distinguish between brands that have microbeads as hidden ingredient. This will ensure your role in eradicating microbeads in future, ensuring better healthcare products and a safer environment.

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Apr 13

Benefit from the Best Is A Result Of Your Retin-A

By KellyWil

If there’s a grand taskmaster in skincare, it’s the class of ingredients known as retinoids.These derivatives of vitamin A, often referred to as the brand name Retin-A, do it all.They can clear acne by preventing clogged pores, and increase cell turnover rates and stimulate the production of new collagen to improve and even reverse symptoms of aging like wrinkles, age spots and dullness.

Any woman or man who is aging is a candidate for retinoids, including every skin-tone. Unfortunately, side effects like drying, flaking and irritation can make the ingredient difficult for many to comfortably incorporate into skincare routines. The good news:how you apply the retinoid makes all the difference.

Apply retinoid after moisturizer. Applying retinoid right after cleansing increases your chance of unwanted side effects. Instead, apply after moisturizing at night to create a nice buffer between your skin and the active ingredient. Studies show that you will still get the same benefits with a much lower risk of irritation.

Use a pea-size amount for your whole face. Very little goes a long way. Using just a smidge the size of a pea, apply to your forehead, cheeks and chin to ensure even distribution, and then quickly use your fingers to spread a thin layer over your entire face. Avoid the area directly underneath your eyes, as it’s too thin and sensitive for retinoid use.

Scale back if you’re sensitive. Even those with sensitive skin can benefit from retinoids! If you have skin that is prone to flaking or easily turns red, stop daily application and use on Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights. Very sensitive skin can downgrade to just once a week and still enjoy cumulative results.

Apply at night and wear SPF 30 daily. Sunrays break retinoids down, so they should only be applied at night. You don’t want to undo the effects, so it’s imperative you wear a daily sunscreen of at least SPF 30 every day to protect your face, and reapply regularly. Wear a hat that shades your face if you’re exposed to sunlight for more than about 15 minutes.

Scale back if you’re sensitive. Even those with sensitive skin can benefit from retinoids! If you have skin that is prone to flaking or easily turns red, stop daily application and use on Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights. Very sensitive skin can downgrade to just once a week and still enjoy cumulative results.

Stay consistent and patient. Retinoids aren’t worth your time if you only apply the lotion when you remember. Whether you use it every day or once a week, staying on schedule is key to treating skin on a cellular level that produces visible results. And keep in mind that big changes don’t happen overnight; they could take up to six months.

http://blog.doctoroz.com/oz-experts/get-the-best-results-from-your-retin-a

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Feb 24

People Are Tattooing Freckles on Their Face, and This Is What It Looks Like

By KellyWil

 

Posted From http://stylecaster.com/beauty/freckle-tattoos/

As the old saying goes, if you’ve got a face, tattoo stuff on it. Alright, we made that up, but it seems to be the rampant sentiment as of late, with every new, emerging beauty trend being some form of tattoo (lookin’ at you, microblading). And now, it appears that the latest trend to hit social media is freckle tattooing. Yup. It’s exactly as it sounds.

MORE: These Anti-Aging Blushes Will Actually Make You Look 5 Years Younger

Just like the brow-product obsession turned into a semi-permanent microblading obsession, the freckle craze of 2015 and 2016 has now turned into tattooed freckles. According to NewBeauty, who interviewed cosmetic tattoo artists Gabrielle Rainbow on the trend, the freckling process (which, at her shop, can cost about $250) generally takes about an hour to do, with results lasting up to three years.

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“When [the freckles] are ‘freshly done,’ they will appear swollen, almost like bee stings,” said Rainbow, noting that the swelling does go down after a few hours, and the intense color will soften after a few months. And, after a few years, the spots will fade away, leaving you with your natural-born skin again. Of course, we feel the need to remind you that these are still tattoos on your face, and that there’s no turning back once you get them done.

Still, if you’re in love with your freckles (which you should be!) and want to enhance them, or want the spent-all-summer-in-the-sun look without the skin cancer, tattooed freckles could be the way to go. Just, like, think really hard about it first, and find a reputable tattoo artist who won’t make you look like you’re suddenly covered in blackheads.

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