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Do we really need an eye cream when we’re already using a moisturising cream? Couldn’t we just use the same cream? In short, the answer is no. Paying special attention to the skin in the eye area is essential for your beauty routine, especially if you are in your 30s or older. The skin in this area is very delicate and prone to wrinkles and fine lines. A good eye cream is an irreplaceable product for the modern woman, not a whim.
What you should know about eye creams is that they are ophthalmologically tested, and don’t contain ingredients that can cause irritation. A good eye cream is gentle but highly efficient. Another vital thing to mention about eye creams is that, in most cases, the miracle doesn’t happen overnight. This means that you should use them regularly, according to the indications on the label, for at least three to six months to see results.
What to look for in an eye cream:
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Essential vitamins for radiant skin
Radiant skin is the result of a good skin regimen coupled with a great diet. Avoiding highly processed foods and unhealthy fats is vital for healthy skin. Several studies performed over the years show that there are essential nutrients that can prevent the premature aging of the skin. These nutrients should come from two sources: your beauty rituals and the foods you eat. When there is a good balance, the skin is radiant, youthful-looking, and glowing.
All the vitamins and minerals that our skin needs can be found in nature. Fresh fruit and vegetables should be an important part of your diet. At the same time, the skincare products you choose should support the beneficial effects your diet has on the skin. Most skin conditions, such as premature wrinkles, acne, inflammation, and irritation, can be signs of an improper diet with not enough vitamins and nutrients. Here are the essential vitamins you need for radiant
- Posted: February 17, 2020||Read More
The best noninvasive anti-aging skincare solutions
Aging is a complex biologic process that is influenced by both internal and external factors. While aging is a natural process, multiple anti-aging therapies and products were developed over the years to help erase some of the signs of aging or delay their occurrence. If you want to find out how to fight the wrinkles, fine lines and pigmentation spots associated with aging, first we need to see when, how and why they occur and what can be done to prevent them by using the best noninvasive anti-aging skincare solutions.
Why do wrinkles occur?
We all know what wrinkles look like – these are the lines or folds in the skin that forms as we age. Some wrinkles tend to get more in-depth with time, such as the ones around the eyes, mouth, and neck area. Wrinkles occur due to various factors, and it is only a few of them that we can control. As we age, the skin becomes less elastic a
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Top 5 makeup trends for 2020
The fashion trends for 2020 are daring and so creative! It's only natural for the makeup trends for this year to exude boldness and courage with a touch of impudence. We've seen the red lipstick on the runway of many fashion shows, so it is making a come-back in style this year. Golden, glitter and smokey are key words for the makeup trends for 2020. So, it's about time to embrace your inner diva and let her shine this year! Here are the top 5 makeup trends for 2020:
1. Glitter & golden for eye makeup
This year you should give metallic textures a try, as well as embrace glitter and golden for eye makeup. Graphic designs with different colour eyeliner (different textures too) are very fashionable this season, so let your imagination guide you. Golden is a colour no longer reserved for dressy attire, and now you can wear it pretty much anywhere as it is undoubtedly the colour of the year in
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What’s hot – eyebrow trends for 2020
If you ask a makeup artist about the hot trends for eyebrows, a good one will recommend only to wear what looks good on you, whatever the season might be. However, just like fashion and makeup trends, eyebrow trends have changed over the years. From the excessive plucking of the 90s and the pencil-thin, arched eyebrows of the 2000s to Cara Delevigne’s bushy eyebrows, we’ve come a long way. The good news about eyebrow trends for 2020 is that “natural” is the name of the game. With few exceptions (such as the unibrow, still holding strong), it’s easy to have fashionable eyebrows these days. So, what’s hot this year?
Natural eyebrows: no drama, just care
Many Hollywood celebrities, as well as beauty influencers, have already embraced the trend of natural eyebrows. This doesn’t mean that you don’t have to care about your eyebrows at all! A beautiful shape that fits your face well is still important. However,
- Posted: January 27, 2020|Categories: Beauty Basics 101|Read More
Glycolic acid – the best friend for oily and combination skin
Glycolic acid is an ingredient renowned for its anti-aging properties and can be found in many skincare products. So, if your aim is a youthful, fresh, and smooth complexion, it is probably the time to give it a try!
What is glycolic acid?
Glycolic acid is part of the alpha-hydroxy acids’ category. Basically, it is a fruit-derived acid. Dermatologists and skincare therapists have been using it for years in anti-aging therapies and to treat pigmentation spots and post-acne scars. Glycolic acid exfoliates the skin eliminating dead cells and promoting cellular renewal. Hence it confers a glowing, rejuvenated, and visibly smoother skin. The main benefit of using glycolic acid to treat different skin conditions is that it is suitable for all skin types, including dry skin. It has a gentle action, compared to other kinds of acids that can trigger skin sensitivities and
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The red lipstick is a statement in itself, and a woman’s best friend, just like diamonds, and a good moisturiser. You might have noticed already that once you apply the red lipstick, you completely forget you have a bad hair day! The red lipstick can give you a sophisticated air and can make you radiate self-confidence. More than this, it has been scientifically proven that men find women wearing red lipstick more attractive. However, red lipstick is not easy to wear. This is the reason why most of us choose to wear it only on special occasions. But in all honesty, the red lipstick deserves more, and this is a good time to find out how to wear it like a pro!
If you want to make the most out of your lippy, it’s important to consider a few suggestions before applying the red lipstick. The colour can emphasize any imperfection, so you need to make sure you’re getting fabulous results even before touching the lipstick. Just like it is the case with facial makeup, you need to prepa
- Posted: January 13, 2020|Categories: This Just In|Read More
You are traveling for a couple of days, and you don’t want to carry all your makeup and skincare products with you? Well, it’s only natural, and most of us avoid taking off on a holiday or a work trip with all the contents of the bathroom drawer. Fortunately, the travel size products have been specially designed to provide us with the same quality we are used to at home, but at a more affordable price and a smaller size.
More than great for traveling, the travel size products are also fantastic when it comes to trying out a new product before committing to the full size (and price). You can get the travel size version of the product you like and test it thoroughly before making the decision for the full-size purchase.
And there is another thing with the travel size products – they are just too adorable to resist them – small, delightful packages filled with so many promises! To help you make the most out of these little gems, we have put together a guide to travel size sk
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New Year, new beginnings! A great time to be grateful for what you have and plan for the future! A time to think about what you want to experience and what you want to change, what you want to achieve, and how. In other words, the New Year’s Resolutions! Here are ten ideas for your New Year’s Resolutions in skincare:
1. A daily skincare routine
This is more important than getting the latest, most expensive serum, and the benefits are amazing in the long run. Even if you are in your early 20s or your 50s, you need a daily skincare routine that you can commit to. It can be as simple as cleansing and hydration or more elaborate with cleanser, toner, serum, moisturising cream, eye cream, and so on. It can be once a day or twice a day. Consistency is the key here. Patience too! Don’t change skincare products after just a few applications (not unless they are not suitable for your skin type). Use the same products for at least 2 to 3 months before moving on to
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Best organic Christmas gifts for her
Sharing is caring; there is no doubt about this, especially when it comes to that special one in your life. But many times, getting the perfect gift for her doesn’t come very easy. Tastes can vary, and there is no such thing as a one size fits all when it comes to the best Christmas gift for her. However, with a little help, this year, you can find the best organic Christmas gift for her!
How to get the best Christmas gift for her:
Here are a few things to consider when looking for the best gift for the special woman in your life.
1. Think of her
Gifts should be chosen depending on the relationship you have with her and also her age and preferences. For example, if you want to surprise your lover or partner, you can go for more intimate gifts. However, if we are talking about your sister or your mother, y