Posts Tagged ‘sunscreen’

Its About Time – FDA Releases Acne Medication Guidelines

OK we no longer blame the FDA on delaying their sunscreen regulations for over 9 months since they’ve apparently been verrrry busy. They recently released final guidelines for over-the-counter topical acne medication and classified benzoyl peroxide as a safe and effective ingredient. We know, we know…haven’t we all been using acne creams that have benzoyl peroxide since our puberty-miserable years in junior high?!? In addition to... 

Summer Cleanse: 50% off MLC’s Cleansing Clear Gel – Dual-Purpose Makeup Remover & Facial Cleanser

With today officially marking the beginning of Summer, its time to remember to REMOVE ALL YOUR MAKEUP before getting your beauty sleep. Our MLC Cleansing Clear Gel Makeup Remover removes EVERYTHING from waterproof mascara, foundation, lipstick, to sunscreen, dirt and other Summer grime. It’s an odorless gel that emulsifies from the heat from your fingertips and is very gentle & hydrating on your skin. The best part is that it also DOUBLES... 

New ways to use Aloe Vera: Ice-cubes and a…Bra?

OUCH! So you’ve enjoyed the hot rays of the sun hopefully in a safe sunscreen-protected way but now looking down at your pink skin and dreading the pain that’s about to come. Aloe vera gel is by far the BEST remedy in cooling off your sunburn and now there’s a collection of aloe-infused bras and undies! Simone Perele, a French lingerie brand founded in 1948, recently launched their Caressence collection of bras, undies, and bodysuits... 

NEW Sunscreen Laws by the FDA (finally!)

Now that its officially Summer, we know you’re stocking up on sunscreen and probably confused when looking at sunscreen brands all promising SPF 90 protection (which by the way doesn’t mean anything). After a 9-month delay, the FDA has finally announced some new regulations regarding the SUNSCREEN industry that will DEFINITELY affect your future sunscreen purchases: 1. ACCURATE SUNSCREEN LABELS: To protect consumers like us from false... 

Triple S: Summer Skincare SPF (Must-haves)

The other day I was walking along Manhattan beach enjoying the sun (and the random plastic turtle that washed ashore by my mint-green painted toes above). Then I got home and saw more dark spots on my nose and major sunburn on my shoulders – AAAAARRRRGGGGH! Just when I thought I put enough sunscreen on! Now that its officially summer, its time to make sure that everything you wear on your face and body has SPF. It’s not just sunscreen... 

Sunscreen 101: 5 Rules You Need to Know Before Buying Sunscreen

With Memorial Day weekend coming up, we all know that summer is just around the corner so its time for you to finally learn how to BUY and APPLY sunscreen the right away. Here’s are 5 rules on making SUNSCREEN SIMPLE: DON’T BUY ANYTHING OVER SPF50: With the FDA still deciding on sunscreen regulations (hello, its been a year already), they’ve at least admitted that there isn’t enough conclusive evidence that anything over... 

Best & Worst Sunscreens by Consumer Reports

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, Consumer Reports just released their Sunscreen Report which tested 22 different sunscreen brands (sprays, creams, and lotions). Pretty interesting results: Go for Dual-Protection: 9 out of the 22 sunscreens offered excellent protection from both UVB and UVA rays All Types are OK: No one type of sunscreen – spray, cream or lotion was better than the other in providing coverage Price Doesn’t Matter:... 

Good Skin = Good Makeup: The Importance of Prepping Your Skin Pre-Makeup

I was in a rush today and as I checked my reflection in the car mirror, I almost did a sudden brake. I looked terrible. Like what-were-you-thinking-leaving-the-house-like-that-terrible. Since I was rushing to get out of the house, I barely lathered enough moisturizer after quickly washing my face and I didn’t stop to check the awful foundation lines that didn’t reach my jawline. In short, I looked like a heavily-bronzed extra on Jersey... 

Beauty & The Bad: Expiration Dates & Cleaning your Makeup

Now that you’re in the midst of Spring Cleaning your closet and your makeup bag, time to go through your medicine cabinet or makeup bins and throw out the expired ones. Remember, nothing lasts forever! Here’s a quick guide to When Good Cosmetics Go Bad: Sunscreen: 1 year – Sunscreen is often labeled with an expiration date but it should last up to a year Face Creams: 6-9 months (f the cream is in a jar), 1 year (if in a pump) Mascara:... 

Spring Cleaning Your Makeup Bag: The 5 Beauty Must-Haves

Ever wonder why you’re bag weighs a ton? And no its not because of the giant water bottle that can feed a herd of camel, the Eat, Pray Love, book that you have yet to read (hello, the movie is out already??!!), and the other gazillion things that you don’t need in your day-to-day bag. Check out your makeup bag and you’ll see that its time to start Spring Cleaning and only keep the absolute essentials. Here’s our nifty list... 

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