Vitamin C is essential in both face creams and diet because it is necessary for the formation of collagen, the protein that gives skin its elasticity and strength. As an antioxidant it destroys harmful free radicals in the body, caused by pollution, stress and a poor diet. If unchecked, these attack the skin and lead […] Read more
Retinoids are the synthetic version of vitamin A, the first generation of which are called Retin-A, and retinol. They have been shown to have fantastic results in treating wrinkles and spotty skin, as they increase the turnover of cell growth and regenerate new skin.
We’ve all been warned and, intellectually at least, we know that tanning is taboo; the sun is lethal. No matter. sun-kissedâ look is still irresistible to our eyes. Happily, we have bronzing powder, which can make us look healthier and more rested instantly. Perhaps a pasty face represents zero sun damage, but it certainly doesn’t […] Read more
As well as vitamins C and E, potassium and magnesium, kiwi fruit contains high concentrations of alpha-linolenic acid which helps retain moisture in the skin and hair. Kiwi seed oil contains more than 60% of ALAs, making it ideal for skin products.
The brush that comes with most blush compacts should be discarded. It’s too skinny to allow an even sweep of color. Instead, use a separate blush brush that is full and tapered at the sides. (See chapter 9.) There are two key phrases I use over and over when I talk about blush: apple of […] Read more
Firming face creams are ideal for skin that has become saggy and lost its natural elasticity because the cream temporarily tightens as well as moisturizes. They usually contain hyaluronic acid to help rebuild collagen and create a firmer foundation.
If your mascara is too gooey or wet, use a tissue to blot lashes after coating on. I find that I get good lash separation if I roll the wand as I am combing it through the lashes. Always apply mascara to the upper lashes from underneath and to the lower lashes from on top. […] Read more
I start talking to the designers weeks before their shows. They tell me about their collections. I usually visit each designer’s showroom to see the fabrics and colors (it’s sometimes surprising how close to the show date the actual clothes are made up). Then I start forming ideas in my head about what I want […] Read more
To counteract potential future damage, top dermatologists recommend you look for the following antioxidants in your daily moisturizer: idebenone, ferulic acid, vitamins C and E, coenzyme Q10 and lycopene.
Bobbi collaborates with me so that her makeup is perfectly consonant with my clothes. She never comes in and says, âœThis is what I’m doing.” I show her the collection and we talk things over. Then I say go for it because I know she will look at each model and contrive to make her […] Read more