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Hyaluronic Acid Serum : Can a $7 hyaluronic acid perform as well as a $300 HA?

With all of this scientific information in mind, can a $7 hyaluronic acid perform as well as a $300 HA? “It’s hard for us personally to shell out $300 for a hyaluronic acid serum,” Lu and Fu told HuffPost. Speaking to the Dr. Barbara Sturm product, they said, “While having exotic antioxidants like purslane can…
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All About the Skin Microbiome (And 5 Ways to Keep it in Balance)

What if I told you that you have a silent friend that is with you all the time, placing a beautiful, sheer, protective barrier around you. This friend creates the barrier by hosting billions of warriors, that are invisible to the naked eye, and these all work together to protect you as you interact with…
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12 Natural Ingredients to Prevent Split Ends (That You Probably Have in Your Kitchen)

We’re big proponents of the saying, “prevention is better than cure.” Keeping your hair in sound condition is the best way to prevent the formation of those dreaded split ends, the bane of every woman’s existence. Unfortunately, excessive use of the chemical treatments, hair styling tools and hair cosmetics recommended by “experts” and hair salons…
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5 Reasons to Use Oil as your Face Moisturizer

It might seem counter-intuitive to use oil in your skin care, especially if you have oily skin. This is a common misconception when it comes to skin care, and one that can be remedied by researching the best oils for your face. The good news is, once you have made the leap to organic skin…
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7 Things You Can Do to Reduce the Appearance of Wrinkles Naturally — No Products Required

Using natural, anti-aging skin care is one of the things you should be doing in order to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Moisturizing, hydrating, and feeding your skin with antioxidants is important. But it’s not the only thing you should be doing. If you’re someone who wants to delay wrinkles for as…
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Glycation and Skin Aging: 10 Tips to Avoid Sugar-Induced Aging

Think your diet doesn’t affect your skin? Think again. (Especially if you have a sweet tooth.) Glycation and skin aging are actually linked. You’re all too aware that if you indulge too often in those cakes, pies, and other sweets, you can expect some extra pounds to show up on the scale. Turns out you…
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We Heart: Flor de Amor

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we couldn’t be more excited to bring you our new favorite heart-centered brand, Flor de Amor.  Here is a bit about their amazing mission and their key ingredients, straight from Flor de Amor themselves! Flor de Amor offers natural products that stimulate health, tend to the heart, and…
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10 Ingredients You Definitely Don’t Want in Your Skin Care

Every once in awhile, I get the urge to walk into a convenience store and nonchalantly browse the skin care aisles. I pick up a plastic bottle with some pseudo-fancy label claiming to have discovered a purer form of collagen or some advanced wrinkle-eraser ingredient. I put myself in the shoes of the consumer and…
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What Skin Care Ingredients are Safe During Pregnancy and What Should I Avoid?

If you’re about to be a mom, you may be wondering what you can safely slather on so baby doesn’t get harmed. With all of these lotions and potions on the market and their unreadable ingredient lists teeming with toxic chemicals, finding the right products and herbs for pregnancy-safe skin care might be a bit…
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5 Remarkable Effects of Facial Massage

It is well known that massage is a wonderful firm of physical therapy that lulls one into a meditative dreamworld, but less well known that a facial can be just as relaxing, and relieve a ton of tension. 5 benefits of facial massage Aside from pampering and relaxation, facial massage can bring about many therapeutic…
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Rice Bran Oil for Skin, the Deeply Hydrating, Anti-Aging Ingredient

Also known as rice bran extract, rice bran oil is simply the oil extracted from the germ and inner husk of rice. It’s similar to peanut oil, with high percentages of fatty acids—which, by the way, makes it a perfect skin moisturizer! Full of antixoidants, vitamins B and E, and wonderful natural emollients, this ingredient…
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Dry vs. Dehydrated Skin: What’s the Difference (And How to Fix Yours)

As an esthetician, one of the most common questions I receive is, “What is the difference between hydration and moisture in the skin?” This, my skin care enthusiasts, is a very important question! Manufacturers of beauty products make claims on their labels about whether or not their products are hydrating or moisturizing. To ensure that…
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3 Dangerous Ingredients Found in Common Deodorants

Today, we’re making a pit stop. Where, you ask? Your underarms. There are some things we put on every day, like underwear. Deodorant is another. I mean, how can you leave the house without your pits smelling so fresh and so clean? Recommended Reading: 10 Natural Ingredients That Help Even Out Skin Tone What’s really…
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Exfoliation: What Works and What’s Safe?

Your daily skin care routine probably looks something like this: cleanse, tone, apply a treatment serum, moisturize, apply sun protection, repeat. But what about exfoliation? Is it necessary? Well, that depends on whether you want to combat signs of aging with what we like to call our “anti-aging weapon.” If so, here’s more about the…
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Flaxseed Oil for Skin, the Triple-Threat Against Aging

Did you know that flaxseed isn’t technically a grain? It does have a similar vitamin and mineral profile to grains, though, but it has more fiber, antioxidants, and healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Add that it’s low in carbohydrates and you have an ideal food for people who are cutting back on starches and sugars. Preliminary…
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What Is Oil Cleansing?

Since our teen years, we’ve been conditioned to believe that clean skin should be void of oil and that the best cleansers are those with foaming properties—so why would you even consider using oil to remove makeup and impurities? Well, because it’s 2019 and oil cleansing is currently one of the most popular trends present…
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FREE FIOR Beauty Product Sample

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Afternoon Oily, Greasy Skin: What Causes It and How to Prevent It

Do you walk out the door in the morning with perfect skin, and by that afternoon find yourself battling shininess, runny makeup, and blotching? Afternoon shininess requires a little extra attention to your skin care routine and makeup. Afternoon oily skin can be caused by a number of factors. Fortunately, there are solutions. Keep reading! What…
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Skin Care by Skin Types — Which Annmarie Skin Care Products are Best for You?

Confused about what products to use based on your skin type? Wondering what your skin type even is? Different skin types need different types of products. Here is our quick guide on what generally works best! It might be very obvious to you what your skin type is, but it might not. A good way…
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Everything You Need to Know About Facials at Home

With approximately 21,000 facilities and $18.3 billion in revenue (a record-setting milestone), the United States is the largest spa market in the world. Experts believe that the industry’s popularity due to the fact that people are overwhelmingly stressed, perpetually digitally connected, and having a difficult time balancing work and life. Not to mention, statistics suggest…
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