Beauty and Healthy Living

Take it For a Spin: Why Electronic Facial Brushes are Worth the Expense

Since the emergence of the Clarisonic and its sonic pulse technology, a multitude of mimickers have followed in its wake. Until recently, I was slow to understand the hype. I had never owned a motorized toothbrush. Did I really need a vibrating face-washer? The answer, I soon learned, was yes. Over the course of about a month, I tested both […]

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Our Beauty Editor’s Holiday Wish List: Styling Products

These ingenious options make heat styling a breeze. JOHN FRIEDA SALON SHAPE HOT AIR BRUSH Dry and smooth out your hair simultaneously with this heated brush. Two heat settings and built-in ionic technology keep frizz at bay. $40, johnfrieda.com REVLON SMOOTHSTAY STRAIGHTENER Heats in 30 seconds with 30 temperature settings to match your hair type and desired results. Titanium plates yield a […]

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Beauty Editor’s Picks: Favorite Apple Products

The potent extract of this tempting fruit is a skin- and hair-care superstar. GARNIER DAMAGE ERASER SPLIT-END BANDAGE Strengthen strands with this leave-in treatment that contains active fruit concentrate and a green apple scent. $6, garnierusa.com EMERGINC EYELIGHT CREAM In this instance, apple extract works with rose hip oil to provide gentle hydration to delicate under-eye skin. $65, emerginc.com JUICE BEAUTY GREEN APPLE […]

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The Best Whitening Toothpastes for Penny Pinchers

Four brushing options to put a smile on your face. LISTERINE WHITENING GEL Kills germs while it banishes tartar, freshens breath, and whitens teeth. $4.50, listerine.com CREST 3D WHITE BRILLIANCE BOOST Use this add-on product after your usual paste for extra whitening. Micropolishers yield up to three times the stain-lifting power of toothpaste alone. $6, 3dwhite.com TOM’S OF MAINE SIMPLY WHITE Naturally sourced […]

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Three Steps to Slowing Hair Loss

STEP 1: EAT HEALTHY Maintaining a balanced diet can be crucial to slowing hair loss, according to Francesca Fusco, MD, a New York City–based dermatologist. “Your diet should include adequate protein and nutrients ideally, but if not, consider a vitamin targeted to hair and nail health,” she says. STEP 2: NOURISH Take care of the hair you have. “A well-nourished […]

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Beauty Editor’s Picks: Favorite Plum Options

The plucky purple fruit packs a lot of beauty power into soaps and serums. DOVE GO FRESH BEAUTY BAR IN REBALANCE Gentler and milder than soap, it helps replenish nutrients without stripping sensitive skin of moisture, all with a deliciously plummy scent. $4 for 2 bars, dove.com JURLIQUE PURELY BRIGHT TREATMENT SERUM Natural brightening power via kakadu plum, an Australian variety that […]

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Five on Friday: Our Favorite Beauty Apps

After dabbling around in multiple apps, these five finds came out on top: 1. Make Up Genius: Pros: This app has incredible facial recognition technology. After taking a quick selfie, I could apply makeup to myself in real time—not just onto the photo, but onto my moving reflection. I had the option of trying on individual products, or I could […]

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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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