Question: I recently saw on ABC news that the FDA has criticized Strivectin and its anti-aging claims. What does this mean? Is it dangerous? I’ve used it three months. Can I get my money back?
Answer: Don’t worry! The FDA did not say Strivectin was harmful. Their official letter to the company challenged their claims and promises made about several products:
1. “Clinically proven to change anatomy of wrinkle”
2. “This superb age-fighting serum is super charged with potent elastin stimulating peptides
3. “Potent elastin-stimulating peptides help enhance skin structure”
Elastin and its big brother, collagen are the fibers in the skin which keep it firm and smooth. As age and sunlight weaken these fibers, lines and wrinkles will develop. But anything that can actually increase growth of elastin or collagen is … Continue Reading… →
True story. I was at a blogger meetup at the HBA, a huge beauty expo, when I was introduced to a very pretty young woman with a popular blog called Aging Backwards. I was a bit put off. What would this young woman know about aging? When she told me her age I was shocked– and impressed. I decided that if she could look like that at her age she certainly knew her stuff. Her blog is now part of the Fashion Flash group and Jackie also co-hosts the The Ageless Sisters, a well-known radio show with Cynthia Rowland — and this week I was delighted to be a guest. The Ageless Sisters asked such great questions that I uploaded the full interview to share it with you. From Invisalign to the new BB creams to the No-Nonsense beauty … Continue Reading… →
After a long grey cold winter all our blogers are bursting with fashion, health and beauty ideas. And with pictures of the Royal Wedding ( and those hats) splashed across the media, we can’t help but think of wedding wear. This week, the host is Jodell of Black Cat Plus who provides wonderful wedding fashion advice.
And after you have explored the Fashion Flash sites, grab a copy of New Beauty magazine. This thick mgazine is always bursting with new and detailed beauty information. This month a favorite article looks at celebrities who overdo cosmetic procedures. They include recent photos include Daryl Hannah, Meg Ryan, and Nicolette Sheridan which show what happens when good people get too much Botox and fillers. I have to admit that looking at the distorted appearance of once beautiful women has made me … Continue Reading… →
No, Baby Botox, is not Botox for babies. It means a very low Botox concentration to erase wrinkles that stills leaves a full range of expression and movement. On Monday I had an injection of “baby Botox” into the marionette lines at the sides of my chin. Sitting on the examination table, I was so scared my knees were quivering. Dr Marmur told me to push out my lower jaw and frown. I could feel a little rush with each jab of the Botox injection. Almost instantly, my anxiety level was replaced by an awesome sense of contentment. Zoloft could certainly take a few lessons from Botox.
The full impact will not be seen for a few days, but within six hours I could see a remarkable difference. I have loved the life I have had — my family, work, friends and travel– but when I caught my reflection in a mirror, it … Continue Reading… →