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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

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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

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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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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.

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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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Jan 25

Secrets To How To Beat Dull Winter Skin

By KellyWil

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Cold weather can wreak havoc on your skin. Here’s how to combat it…

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I am obsessed with my skincare routine. Always have been. I started hosting Mary Kay parties at the age of eight and have never looked back. (Thanks, Mom.) But as I was getting ready for work recently, I noticed my ‘fail-proof’ routine was underperforming. My skin was undernourished — dry, chapped and rough. I quickly discovered that my skin was soaking up moisturizer like a sponge; my thirsty skin couldn’t get enough! Humidity levels drop off in the winter months causing drier air, which in turn, sucks more moisture from your skin, your largest organ. (Not good.)

I immediately emailed Free People Beauty Buyer and skincare guru, Jess Richards, in a cry for help. How on earth can I have healthy-looking, radiant skin when the cold weather has other plans? “I always say, when you change your clothes you change your skin care routine. Just as you would put sweaters or coats on to go outside, so should you adjust your skin care routine and make additional changes. Splurge on the heavy serum or oil and definitely go for the thicker cream. Not only will it add extra moisture, it will give a protective layer against the cold wind which can chap your skin.” This piqued my curiosity. My questions went on…

Jess, I am obsessed with natural beauty products — what are the best products to use to nourish the skin?

Great products to use focus on combating the loss of moisture and nourish the skin in winter months. For example, a cream cleanser like the Pai Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser. This product cleans your skin and removes makeup, while leaving a layer of moisture rather than stripping it of all the nasties, like you would in the summer months. Sometimes the lack of moisture can cause breakouts because you aren’t turning your cells over, so using a super simple (not rough exfoliant) can be great. The grain and grit is a great choice.

On that path, if you do experience breakouts, not only do you need to turn the cells over, but you still need to add moisture. This is where most people think they are breaking out because of too much oil. That can be true in summer months, but in winter you can experience the opposite effect. For this, I would suggest the Bare Facial Serum by Root and Science. Combining argan, sea buckthorn, baobab and tamanu will hydrate — while purifying — your skin.

A great cream? Youth To The People’s Moisture Cream, which contains hyaluronic acid (this binds moisture to the skin). This product is great as a barrier cream.

If you get chapped skin from the wind, the Free People/Soul Sunday Reflect Face and Body Balm is a great product for cheeks, lips and even dry hands. Plus, if your foundation is seeming a bit cake-y, this will mix well to give you a base and blend.

A-ha, so is it also possible to beat the damaging effects of winter from the inside out? 

Collagen drinks like the Beauty Chef or antioxidant smoothies should be imbibed year-round, not just to combat dry skin periodically. You really notice the effects of products like this when used religiously. This definitely helps to add moisture, but I would say having a topical cream is also key this time of year.

Ok, so let me ask you this: what products do you personally use during the winter months to keep skin feeling fresh?

I absolutely love all the products mentioned, but also add as many moisturizers as you want, and do as many masks as possible… the Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Rapid Radiance Mask is amazing, the Dr. Alkitis masks and the Brazilian Super mask.

So, to reiterate, it’s ok to keep on lathering more moisturizer during winter?

Yes, yes, yes… I think the more you add the better. It’s like adding layers when you’re skiing… the more, the better.

Brilliant. Any last-minute tips, tricks, or skin hacks you want to share?

I would say that if you are averse to putting oil on your skin, give it a try! Give it three weeks and you will thank me. I promise oils are your friend, not your enemy.

Thank you Jess, as always! Jess lives in Brooklyn, where she is also the founder and owner of beauty boutique, Shen. Jessica is renowned in the industry for her considered, relevant curation, and has been featured in the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Interview, Allure, Harper’s Bazaar, The Huffington Post and Goop.

+ Your turn! Share your favorite skin care tricks in the comments.

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