November 2015 archive

Fabulous Links of the Week

Art comes from within the artist.

Art comes from within the artist.

77-year-old Jane Fonda rocks a crop top like a boss, Gwen Stefani on makeup and her collaboration with Urban Decay, the editors at Into the Gloss share five years of beauty wisdom, chocolate-themed beauty products, a new face-lift technology, Bond girl beauty through the years, and skin care that scored a Nobel Prize in this week’s Fabulous Links.

Jane Fonda walked the red carpet in a crop top and mesh. All those workout videos paid off. [HuffPost Style]

The awesome Gwen Stefani on working with Urban Decay and why women are lucky they can wear makeup. [Glamour]

Team ITG has collected a lot of beauty tips over the last five years. Listen in as they share. [Into the Gloss]

These chocolate- and cocoa-based beauty products are so delicious, you want to eat them. But please don’t! [StyleNetwork]

Is this barbed-thread technology the next big thing in face-lifts? [goop] These editors say maybe. Or maybe not. [Allure]

To mark the Spectre premiere, enjoy this slideshow celebrating 50 years of Bond girl beauty. Nobody does it better. [The Zoe Report]

This skin care technology won the Nobel Prize by targeting DNA repair. Where do I sign up? [Well + Good]

It’s a perfect, crisp fall day here in New Jersey. Happy Sunday, everyone! xoxo

Product Review: Caudalie Resveratrol [Lift]

I am always looking for the next big thing in anti-aging creams. You know me. So I was psyched when Caudalie let me test drive its newest line of products, called Resveratrol [Lift].*

The Resveratrol [Lift] line comprises the Eye-Lifting Balm, Face-Lifting Moisturizer with SPF 20, Firming Serum, and Night Infusion Cream. In the few weeks I have been using the products, my skin has started looking noticeably brighter and firmer. And they are not too heavy, so I haven’t had any breakouts. The scent is lovely, but not overpowering.

The technology behind Resveratrol [Lift] is the result of a partnership between Caudalie Research and Dr. David Sinclair of Harvard Medical School. The partnership wanted to better understand the effect of resveratrol, an antioxidant found in cocoa plants and grape vines, on the the ways in which our cells age. The scientists saw a powerful synergy between resveratrol and micro hyaluronic acids.

This resveratrol-hyaluronic acid complex stimulated a particular gene, Has2, causing overproduction of the hyaluronic acid found naturally in cells. FYI, hyaluronic acid helps your skin retain moisture and strengthens the skin’s barrier.

“I was very enthusiastic when i saw these two ingredients working together,” Sinclair said in a press release. He went on to say the Has2 gene increased hyaluronic acid production to a higher level than he expected.

Sinclair explained that hyaluronic acid has a fairly low level of absorption. “Stimulating the Has2 gene is a significant approach because it drives cells to make their own hyaluronic acid molecules from within,” he said.

The complex also increased the activity of the genes responsible for elastin and collagen production, increased cellular energy, and prevented the formation of advanced glycation end products.

Resveratrol has gotten a lot of buzz lately, particularly for its beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system. Have you heard about this? And do you think you’ll try Caudalie Resveratrol [Lift]? Let me know in the comments!

Fabulous Links of the Week

What Frenchwomen think of American women and beauty, a behind the scenes peek at the Whole Body section of Whole Foods, one secret to glow-y skin, products to add to your beauty routine in colder weather, eye creams the best beauty editors in the biz are loving, pumpkin recipes for skin, hair, and taste buds, and 3-D printed hair in this week’s Fabulous Links.

American women think French women are très chic. And they think we’re effortlessly fabulous, too! [The Cut]

After reading this, I may have to check out the Whole Foods beauty department. [Into the Gloss]

One good way to get glow-y this winter? Two words: green juicing! [Well + Good]

How to switch up your skin, hair, and body care the the deep freeze to come. Moisture is key, people. [Allure]

The eye creams Allure editors swear by. I want to try this black tea-based cream from Fresh. [Allure]

Recipes for a pumpkin-based face mask, hair mask, and paleo PSL. Because Halloween. [Charlotte’s Book]

3-D printers can now print hair. Isn’t technology great?! [The Cut]

Hope you had a great Halloween! How great are the painted pumpkins  on display in my local library (photo on the left)? I have never seen pumpkins decorated like that. The picture doesn’t do them justice. And check out my mini-haul from TonyMoly, a shopping trip inspired by my experience at the Korean Culture and Tourism Festival.

Mini-haul from @tonymolyus. #fabulousforeverblog #beautifulblogher15 #kbeauty

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