Question: I have sensitive skin so I switched to all natural products made with sustainable ingredients. Now my skin has actually gotten worse. My doctor wants me to use a steroid cream to clear it up. Do you have a healthier solution?
Answer: This is the third email with a similar problem that has shown up in my mail box this spring.The sad truth is that almost anything can irritate the skin.While natural and sustainable ingredients sound healthier and less irritating than products formulated with chemicals, a new ingredient made from sustainable ingredients has been named “Allergen of the Year” by the American Contact Dermatitis Society.
Called Alkyl Glucoside, it is made from coconut oil and simple starches like potato, corn, or wheat. It sounds like the perfect ingredient if you care … Continue Reading… →
This week the host of Fashion Flash is Kari of Fab Over 40. Whenever I am in the market for a new make-up or skin care treatment, I visit Fab Over 40 to check out her advice. She carefully road tests each product and when she reports that something works, it does. Recently she introduced me to two new multi-tasking products from Sisley– a moisturizing self-tanner and a tinted moisturizer wirh a SPF 20. Not only do duel purpose products save money, IMO I think a single product works better then piling one on top of another.
I had watched Dr Denese on PBS and was almost mesmerized by her Hungarian accent as she talked about anti-aging strategies. They were packed with pretty heavy science and her book allowed me to get a better grasp of her concepts. For the … Continue Reading… →