As the year comes to an end, I look back on all I’ve struggled with and overcome: a receding hairline and hair loss; intense perioral dermatitis flare ups; annoying acne; and dry/dehydrated and irritated skin. While there were many lows, there were also a lot of highs. And many of those highs were due to finding efficacious, nontoxic, green products to help ease me back towards healthy skin. Therefore, as we wrap up this year, I decided to outline down below in seven categories, including Dry Skin, Acne, Dermatitis, Brightening, Hair, Body, and Eye + Lip + Neck my favorite products from 2017…

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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 – “How do I get rid of post-natal melasma?” – and if you have any, send us your questions via social media or email!  Hi Seti, I want to buy my mom a good anti-aging cream. What are the top three anti-aging ingredients I should look out for when researching products? Seti: When addressing mature skin and anti-aging, our goal is to restore elasticity and firmness…

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When a container of Happy Tea landed on my doorstep from the San Francisco based, green beauty shop, Ayla Beauty, I was very excited. I love tea. When I finally gave up my three cups of black coffee a day (a necessary evil while I lived in New York City), I moved onto tea (and a healthier lifestyle in Los Angeles). The shift started with black tea, English Breakfast and Darjeeling were my faves, then I was able to taper my caffeine intake down even more to green tea. The last few years I even quit drinking green tea and have been…

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The first time I got lip fillers, which seems like a lifetime ago now, the bruises and swelling post treatment had me freaked out. I was embarrassed to leave my house and spent the next three days camped out with the shades drawn, lights turned low and running to the bathroom every five minutes to check if magically they had deflated.

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We unravel what happens when antioxidants and vitamins bypass the digestive system and go straight into the blood stream.

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