Tag Archives: Inventors of Beauty Alert!
The Crowd Went Wild!
I just need to get this out. I went into Saks Fifth Ave in New York to find my Bobbi Brown lipstick, and instead I was caught in the web of a very aggressive sales lady who was trying to sell me skin care. I realized the only way I was getting away from her [...]
Now that we are heading into warmer weather, this is a good time to remember what heat and humidity does to our products. Once, I had the bright idea to leave my sunscreen in my car, so I could reapply when needed. One warm day, I pumped out a little of the lotion with SPF, [...]
Beauty Alert! will be in the Thursday Styles, Skin Deep section tomorrow morning. I might be one of the last people who gets a real paper on my porch, and I will wake up early to look at it in all the black and white glory. Yay! I love the New York Times!!! Next time, Sunday [...]
I just opened my new jar of Bobbi Brown’s tinted moisturizer with SPF. I love products that come in a big, glass jar. I know that products with a pump keep bacteria out…but this time I promised myself “no double dipping” and I will use only a Q-Tip…and no fingers. That is the hard part, [...]
The first time I heard about Beauty Alert! Labels, I thought: “What a simple but brilliant idea…I can’t believe no one’s thought of it earlier!” As a cosmetic and medical dermatologist, I value the importance of what my patients are applying to their face and body. Every day, I advise people about what products are [...]
I got an email the other day from a friend who needed advice on how to help her mother with her eyeliner. Her mom wears an eyeliner that ends up all under her eyes. This has been going on for a while now, but…how to bring it up in a way that promotes change, but [...]
Mascara, according to the FDA website, should be tossed between 2 and 4 months. Beauty Alert! says 3 months, because a medical journal* that published test results gives the actual levels of bacteria in a controlled test, and 3 seems to be the number. I have a client who gets a new mascara every month, [...]
Eye and lip pencils must be kept sharp. I keep seeing things online that give a “use by date” for pencils, and the truth is, if you keep them sharp and sharpen them each time you use them, it is a good guideline for keeping them clean and fresh. Also, you can clean your pencil [...]
We are in the LA Times! “Cosmetics, skin-care products don’t last forever” One of the best articles I have read on old make-up and crusty loofas. Yuck. And yikes. http://articles.latimes.com/2010/feb/14/image/la-ig-beauty14-20100212