Ask An Aesthetician: IPL Photofacial vs Chemical Peel – Which One Is Worth The Money?

Each week we explore your questions in Ask An Aesthetician with Seti Mayet; former instructor at the International Dermal Institute and founder of skin care practice, Enliven Your Skin, in Los Angeles, CA. Check out last week’s question – “Are at home microneedling devices safe and effective?” – and if you have any, send us your questions via social media or email!  Hi Seti, I have sun damage spots which are my main skincare concern. I’m considering doing an IPL photofacial vs chemical peel. Doing IPL (intense pulsed light) laser requires multiple treatments and therefore will cost more, so I’m leaning towards…
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Green Beauty Bestsellers Spring 2017

With so many green beauty options, it’s hard to know where to start. So, I reached out to the lovely ladies ruling the green beauty world right now (Dara Kennedy founder of Ayla Beauty, Melissa Lindberg founder of Citrine Beauty Bar, Karine LaChappelle co-founder of The Natural Curator and Ana Congdon founder of LeVert Beauty) to get the low-down on what’s flying off the shelves right now. Read on for the green beauty bestsellers of spring 2017. 1. Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum “A lot of our customers like to pare down their skincare regimens in the spring and summer, that’s when…
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For Anti-Aging & Inflammatory Skin Issues, Red Light LED At-Home Devices Are A Must

The new anti-aging at home LED light therapy devices are worth the money, if you can be consistent. Imagine sitting under a red/infrared LED light for 10-20 minutes every day and having your wrinkles soften, fine lines disappear and inflammatory skin issues fade away. Sounds too good to be true, I’m sure, and is exactly why most people are highly skeptical of Light Emitting Diode (LED) light therapy. But the truth is, it isn’t too good to be true.  How does red/infrared LED light therapy work? In the 90s, NASA first developed LED technology and found LEDs to be capable of stimulating…
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Fillerina Review: Is Topical Hyaluronic Acid Face & Lip Filler Worth It?

When Fillerina’s PR team here in the states reached out wanting to send me their topical face and lip filler products, I was thrilled! I’m a huge fan of hyaluronic acid. I’d slather it all over if I could afford it, but since I can’t, on my face and injected into my lips will have to do. Fillerina is an Italian company whose products have been available in the EU for around five years, but are now making their way to the United States and can be bought on Amazon or Fillerina’s website. The topical face and lip filler products are made…
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These Two Women Are Bringing You Effortless, Sexy Beach Hair (No Curling Iron Needed)

Tucked away from the bustling crowds clamoring to shop and dine at Abbott Kinney’s trendy offerings resides Kristen Shaw’s one room hair studio. Easily missed, a simple, weathered wooden sign hangs above a narrow pathway leading to her back bungalow that reads simply – Cabin. The newly opened, one room hair salon is unassuming, yet elegant, just like her sign. Rustic wooden touches and potted succulents read relaxed sophistication. And a phthalo blue accent wall displaying artisanal cards and trendy wellness brands, like Moon Juice and Agent Nateur, oozes good taste, but not the kind that makes you feel self…
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