FDA Issues New Sunscreen Label Rules

Finally! We’ve been reporting that the FDA will be making significant changes to sunscreen labels and we now may see the results! The FDA is making changes to how sunscreens are marketed in the United States as part of the Agency’s ongoing efforts to ensure that sunscreens meet modern-day standards for safety and effectiveness and to help consumers have the information they need so they can choose the right sun protection for themselves... 

How to Streamline your Skincare Routine

Ever feel like you never have enough time in the morning getting ready for work? This month’s Allure magazine shows us how to streamline our skincare routine so that YOU have more time for that well-deserved cup of coffee: Morning Rush: Start right by washing your face with a gentle cleanser that best fits your skin type. You can apply an anti-aging serum or you can finish off with a facial moisturizer with SPF. Sleeping Beauty: Make the most... 

SKN Bar – the 1st Botox Bar!

LA has always been about convenience thanks to Blushington‘s makeup application stores, Dry Bar‘s hair blowout stores, and now comes the FIRST BOTOX STORE. Dr. Vicki Rapaport has just opened SKN Bar, the first-ever walk-in botox bar for super convenient, in-and-out injections. Located in Beverly Hills, walk-in Botox injections cost $12/unit. “We needed to offer Botox, the gold standard in wrinkle relaxation, at a lower price... 

Summer Fling – Expired Beauty Products

Now that it’s June, its officially Summer! To ensure your beauty stash is fresh, check out these Summer “fling away” beauty expiration date guidelines according to the Santa Barbara Skin Institute: * Beginning from the time you first open these products Sunscreen: 3 years Lipstick: 2 years Pressed Powders, Eye-Shadow Powder, Blush Powder: 1 year Eye Pencil / Lip Pencil: 1 year Facial Toners: 1 year “Natural” Beauty... 

Mansome: A New Documentary that shows what Men REALLY think about Beauty

  Ladies, be prepared to FINALLY hear the real thoughts of men behind skincare,  haircare, and other grooming products. From America’s greatest beardsman, to Morgan Spurlock’s own mustache, Executive Producers Will Arnett, Jason Bateman and Ben Silverman bring us a hilarious look at men’s identity in the 21st century. Models, actors, experts and comedians weigh in on what it is to be a man in a world where the definition of masculinity... 

Special MLC gifts for MOTHERS DAY!

  Give the gift that keeps on giving! Your mom deserves the best so why not splurge on our incredible anti-aging skincare products? Our CLEANSING CLEAR GEL is a dual-purpose makeup remover and facial cleanser that keeps your skin refreshed and hydrated – perfect for your mom’s beauty sleep! For the ultimate moisturizer for both daytime and night-time use, what about our luxurious CREME a-VC, voted the Beauty Blogger Best of 2010... 

Turn Left – New Study shows that the Left Side of our Faces are more Pleasant!

Look at the camera, turn your face left, and say cheese! A new study by Wake Forest University psychology professor Dr. James Schirillo and co-author Kelsey Blackburn, stated that we humans prefer looking at the left side of a face, finding it more pleasant. The pair took photos of 10 male and 10 female faces, and created a series of originals and mirror images, so that a right cheek could be made to look like a left or the other way around.... 

Earth Day: Re-use Beauty Products

 Earth Day is this coming Sunday and we LOVE the practical advice from realbeauty.com on useful ways to re-use your beauty products! Here’s our FAVORITE WAYS TO RE-USE YOUR BEAUTY PRODUCTS: 1. EMPTY MAKEUP PALETTES: Instead of throwing away empty makeup containers i.e. eyeshadow palettes, blush compacts, etc., hold onto them since they’re perfect containers for storing broken chunks of blush, powder foundations, bronzers,  eyeshadows,... 

The Latest Japanese Beauty Trends @ Marukai 98 stores

Last Spring, we did a story on the amazing L.A Japanese emporium, Marukai 98 and all the interesting Japanese beauty goodies we found there. We recently checked Marukai out again and here’s some more interesting Japanese beauty goods! PILL MASKS WITH CONTAINER You’ll find beauty “pill” masks all over Japan and other countries in Asia like Taiwan and Korea. These beauty masks expand once they’re dipped in a container filled... 

Which City is the most Beauty-Obsessed? Hint: It’s not LA or NYC

In an age where physical appearances is even more important, how we look has become an obsession thanks to Facebook and Twitter. InStyle magazine asked Four Square to conduct a  survey on which city is most Beauty-Obsessed. Using the data from its 15 million users, Four Square found out which cities users were checking into most for beauty stores like Ulta, Sephora, and more. The #1 most Beauty-Obsessed City…drumroll please….FRESNO,... 

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