Cindy Hatcher

Recent Posts By Cindy Hatcher

Three Steps to Youthful Hands

They’re one of the first spots to show age. Stop the clock with these tips. STEP 1: TREAT To counteract age and environmental damage, dermatologist Nicholas Perricone, MD, uses a fat-soluble vitamin C ester, found in his Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester 15 ($120/40 milliliters, perriconemd.com). Yes, it’s pricey, but you only need a thin layer to help plump thinning […]

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Shampoos That Make Sense

Don’t send money down the drain–budget buys are fine. 1 SUAVE NATURAL INFUSION MOISTURIZING SHAMPOO Macadamia oil softens and smooths hair in this budget-friendly buy. $3, suave.com 2 L’ORÉAL PARIS VOLUME FILLER THICKENING SHAMPOO Thin hair feels instantly thicker, thanks to the brand’s patent-pending ingredient, filloxane. $5, lorealparisusa.com 3 AVEENO NOURISH + DANDRUFF CONTROL SHAMPOO This mild formula is strong enough to banish […]

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First Blush of Apricot

Origins Drink Up Overnight Mask Apricot kernel oil works along with avocado overnight to help replenish moisture and prevent future signs of aging. $17 Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine Coriander and apricot oils lend silicone-free shine and moisture to hair without weighing it down. $40 Josie Maran Vanilla Apricot Hand Cream Argan oil (which provides nourishing vitamin E) is whipped […]

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Put a Fresh Face Forward

Budget-friendly exfoliators can give you a brighter outlook. 1 Clearasil Refreshing Superfruit Scrub Microbeads gently clear blemishes while raspberry and cranberry help boost collagen and reduce the appearance of pores. $6.50 2 NIP + FAB Glycolic Scrub Fix This exfoliator combines microfine scrubbers with glycolic and salicylic acids to increase cell turnover and minimize fine lines. $10 3 St. Ives […]

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Three Steps to a Better Blow-Dry

Frizz can turn your summer ‘do from fab to frazzled. Here’s help. STEP 1: SQUEEZE, NOT RUB “After you shampoo and condition, don’t rub your hair with a towel—this causes frizz,” says Jenny Balding, hairstylist at New York’s Cutler salon. “Instead, squeeze-dry gently to lessen drying time.” Hair should be at least 30% dry before you whip out the dryer. […]

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Strawberry Short Takes

Summery skin care and cosmetics do double duty, providing smooth skin and sweet fragrance.   NARS 413 Blkr Blush This bright, berry-inspired burst of color is a limited edition shade named for the brand’s flagship New York City address. $30 Essence of Beauty Forever Paris Fine Fragrance Body Mist A light spritz of this strawberry-scented spray provides lasting fragrance and freshness throughout […]

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Three Steps to Summer Makeup That Lasts

Here’s how to beat makeup melt when the heat is on. Step 1: Start Light. Heat, humidity, and outdoor activities can mean foundation quickly smears or slides. “The less layers, the better,” says Maybelline New York makeup artist Melissa Silver. “Try a tinted moisturizer or a BB cream so you get SPF and light coverage in one product.” Step 2: […]

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Three Steps to: Better Sun Protection

UV light can wreak havoc. Here’s how to shield skin this summer. STEP 1: GO BROAD Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. I like Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Stick with SPF 70 ($10). But remember: “The only ‘safe’ tan is faux from a bottle,” says Joshua Zeichner, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital. STEP 2: […]

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Best Bargain Body Washes

The latest drugstore offerings won’t bust your budget. Caress Emerald Rush Body Wash A sophisticated scent with notes of gardenia, white tea, and citrus. $3.50 Suave Creamy Almond & Verbena Body Wash Moisturizing milk proteins make skin soft, while verbena and almond keep you smelling lovely. $2 Method Orange Sorbet Body Wash Summer distilled in a scent, with bright orange […]

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The Beauty Habit: Magically Affordable Wands

These four mascaras provide lift for all types of lashes. 1. Boots No 7 Exquisite Curl A curved wand and a curl-setting polymer means lashes can be curled up to 90 degrees. $8, target.com 2. Flower Zoom-in Ultimate Seeing is believe with this cool wand that has three setting: Twist once for lengthening, twice for volumizing, and thrice for curling […]

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