I recently watched a video that helped me finally understand how human growth factors actually work. At an excellent breakfest presentation at Bergdorf Goodman, Dr Alex Khadavi explained how this type of anti-aging moisturizer can reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Let me walk you through it:
Collagen is produced by fibroblasts and naturally occurring human growth factors trigger fibroblsts into action. As we get older, the levels of human growth factors fall and the fibroblasts seem to go into hibernation. THat’s the bad news. The good news? Human growth factors in face and eye treatment products wake up the fibroblasts to start doing their job making new collagen. With healthy new tissue, the skin is firmer and less lined.
Keep in mind that lines are just one of over a dozen signs of facial aging. Growth factors does … Continue Reading… →
This week host of Fashion Flash is Jodell of Black Cat Plus who has a review of new lingerie that combines the control of the old-fashioned corset with the comfort of modern shapewear. She actually road tested the new shapewear for an entire day and evening which can be a very long time to be in shapewear– and its a review you can trust.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month reminding me that five close friends in the past three years have been diagnosed with cancer. While smoking, alcohol and environmental issues certainly play a role, peer-reviewed studies believe that 30% of cancer risk is related to diet. The NHANES study which I use as a source of info for the role of diet and skin aging found sigificant connections between daily diet and … Continue Reading… →
While most skin care experts I know are concerned that a strict vegan diet is too low in protein for the body’s growth and repair, a vegetarian diet with eggs and dairy products can be an express train for great health and beautiful skin. But not all vegetables are equal and during Vegetarian Awareness Month, I want to look at the best choices– and its the perfect season to do it. The markets are bursting with a beautiful harvest in gorgeous colors. Turns out that the deeper jewel colored fruits and veggies like blueberrries, figs and eggplant are rich is an awesomely powerful class of antioxidants called anthocyanidins.
Anthocyanidins are found in fruits and vegetables with deep red, blue, and purple colors. Not only do they protect the body from the effect of free-radicals, laboratory studies … Continue Reading… →
When asked for their beauty secrets many celebrities either credit their mother’s genes or drinking lots of special spring water. Maybe they do, but in addition they rarely leave their house without a professional hair blow-out. In recent years I’ve been getting frequent compliments about my hair and people ask what shampoo or conditioner I use and or how do I cover my grey. But when I tell them my “secret” I can see they are not convinced, saying that I have great hair. I don’t. I have very ordinary hair, but I do have a strategy that I learned from an honest star — I get it professionally blown out. On the left my hair doing what it wants to do. The top half is flat and and the bottom is frizzy. In between, … Continue Reading… →
This weekend, Fashion Flasher Geri of Fabulous Over Fifty hosted the amazing Beauty Bash in New York City. For the first time, eight Fashion Flashers were together at one time. We went out to dinner at Olives in the W Hotel and were having such a good time that a young women came over to find out who we were. When she heard about Beauty Bash, she and her friends bought tickets and came to hear the lectures and visit the booths. It was that good! And in between giving presentations and talking to the over 1000 women who came to visit, we kept blogging. This week: