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Wednesday, May 13th, 2009
Tanned skin makes you look healthy and maybe even a tiny bit more fit, but UVA and UVB rays permanently damage the skin. The safe way to get bronzed is to fake it. Sunless tanners have improved leaps and bounds over in the last few years.
Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is the most common active ingredient in sunless tanning products. It reacts with your outermost layer of skin to temporarily darken it. The colour won’t wash off but will eventually fade with exfoliation in five to seven days.
For the best results, and to avoid zebra stripes, use a tone that matches your skin’s shade. The darker colours will give you faster results but won’t look as natural. Exfoliate and shave your legs before you apply any product, and wash your hands afterwards. Try using less on areas with thick skin, like around the feet, elbows and knees. These spots tend to absorb more product. (more…)
Friday, March 13th, 2009
Earlier this year, we reached out to our Canadian, product-savvy readers. We asked them to test Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream for six weeks and provide us with their honest and unbiased feedback. We received an enormous response! In fact, we had hundred of gals willing to be product testers, and we only needed 25!
In case you haven’t heard of Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream, it is a luxurious face cream that helps restore volume and fullness. In 2008, it was awarded the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval after testing revealed that none of the pricier face creams, in a comparison study, hydrated skin longer. And, in independent testing, it was found to hydrate better and for longer than 32 of the most expensive European and Japanese luxury face creams in the UK – some costing as much as $700 Canadian.
Did our testers think the cream was a winner? Did they think it was luxurious? You’ll have to read on to find out. (more…)
Tuesday, January 20th, 2009
Mascara is a very personal thing. Most women – including us – find their favourite brand and stick with it. But, we have discovered Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara from L’Oréal Paris and are considering switching. (more…)
Thursday, January 15th, 2009
We hate to admit it but sometimes we forget to apply sunscreen every morning. On really hectic days our whole skin care routine goes out the window. But that was until we discovered Olay Definity Colour Recapture. It’s an anti-aging moisturizer with SPF 15 and the perfect hint of colour. (more…)