@jennahipp @nailinghwood Jenna Hipp: “Nailing Hollywood”

Jul. 23, 2014 by

Nail polish is becoming more popular by the nanosecond and people of all ages are flocking to get their nails painted in the latest styles, colors, gels, patterns, prints, stick-ons, etc.  However, as we’ve previously discussed, the beauty industry’s first

Reading Labels: Yellow Alert

Jul. 10, 2014 by

A couple of weeks ago, I discussed what are referred to as “Red Alert” ingredients found in skincare products. Today we are discussing what the  Environmental Working Group (EWG) considers “Yellow Alert” ingredients found in your cosmetic and skincare products.

The Rub on Scrubs

Jun. 24, 2014 by

Today I want to talk about something fun, easy and inexpensive to make—scrubs!  Here are some basic rules for exfoliating your skin.  First: Don’t listen to the advertisements telling you to exfoliate every day—they are trying to sell you a

Reading Labels: Red Alert

Jun. 12, 2014 by

How many of you before purchasing a skincare or cosmetic product actually turn the bottle or jar over and read the fine print? Did you know that the FDA requires that every product sold over the counter has a label

D.I.Y. Lip Balms

Jun. 5, 2014 by

Today I want to introduce you to something that is really fun to make—lip balms.  I order all my equipment from Majestic Mountain Sage. They are a full-service company that supplies both the cosmetic industry and soapmakers. As you will see

D.I.Y. Skincare Recipes: Masks

Jun. 3, 2014 by

Hi Everyone! Today I want to introduce you to some easy-to-make skincare products that you can put together in your kitchen with ingredients that you probably have in your cupboards. The advantage: you are using safe ingredients and ingredients that

Potentially Dangerous Ingredients in Cosmetics and Skincare

May. 29, 2014 by

Do you ever take a minute to look at the label of the skincare product or cosmetic you are purchasing? (That is-if you can read the teeny-tiny font size!) Well, if you are one of the millions who ignore the

Facial Cleansers

May. 27, 2014 by

Did you know that facial cleansers can “wear out” your skin quicker than anything else you apply to your skin? It’s true. Ninety percent of skin problems begin with cleansing issues. Why? Because most women use cleansers that are way

Skin Physiology 101

May. 22, 2014 by

Why do you purchase the brand of skincare products that you do? Is it the ingredients? packaging? the benefits?  Believe it or not, most products are purchased based on packaging–yes–packaging. Sometimes if the bottle looks like it came out of

A Little History of Skincare

May. 18, 2014 by

In response to numerous requests, I’ve decided to blog once a week about skincare. However, these will be short tips about skin from a science perspective. But before we get into cells and skin layers, a little history is in

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