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This winter has proven to be one of the worst in years.  From relentless snow to icy roads, many people are fleeing frigid temperatures for warmer climates. However, traveling puts additional stress on you and your skin. New Jersey board certified dermatologist, Dr. Margarita Lolis, shares her must-know skin travel tips to help make time away more relaxing and leave skin rosy upon arrival.

For Frequent Flyers  The re-circulated air on planes is five times drier than the desert and the lack of humidity causes loss of moisturizer. The air inside the cabin of a plane usually has a humidity level of 10 to 20 percent — much lower than a comfortable typical indoor humidity of 30 to 65 percent. All of which combines to equal skin desperately in need of moisture.  “Most people realize that flying can cause skin to dry out and breakout, but they may not know why,” says Dr. Lolis. “Whenever the environment is moisture-free such as with recirculated air in a plane cabin – the air actually draws moisture from wherever it can, including the skin. Dry skin will tend to get drier and oily skin will get even oilier to compensate for dehydration.”

  • Un-Happy Hour: Don’t Drink Alcohol on the Plane. “Alcohol is very dehydrating. While it may help to relax you if you’re nervous about flying, the effect of alcohol will be dry skin,” says Dr. Lolis. “Drink water, and read a magazine or book or bring along your iPod. Having something to distract you will help you as much, if not more than a glass of wine. If you just can’t pass it up, drink lots of water afterward.”
  • Bring a Hydrating Mist for In-Flight Treatment. A hydrating mist is perfect for in flight application. Dr. Lolis recommends spraying a couple of pumps onto your face for instant hydration. It also feels great and helps cool you down if you’re on a warm airplane.
  • Skip the Salty Snacks. Airport food is not very skin-friendly. “While peanuts and pretzels may look delicious, salt can cause swelling,” warns Dr. Lolis. “Instead, snack on fruits and vegetables like carrots and apples, which are filled with water.” Read more of this story »

SAY “BON VOYAGE” TO BAD SKIN!


After a successful collaboration in May with its limited-edition Unicorn Box, mass-makeup label, Wet ‘n’ Wild, is coming to Ulta Beauty.   The cruelty-free, budget-conscious beauty brand has been popular with Generations X and Y, since its launch in the late 1970s.  Then it was known for its $.99 nail polishes, eyeliners, and cult-favorite lip pencils — #666 still holds a place in Beauty Undercover’s Product Hall of Fame. Today Millennials have embraced Wet ‘n’ Wild for its value pricing, influencer and celebrity following (Jeffree Star, Angela Basset, Jessica Biel, Meryl Streep, Solange Knowles, and Manny Mua are fans), and reputation for replicating many prestige skus, known as “dupes.”  More than 100 products and limited-edition collections will hit Ulta Beauty’s shelves in nearly two-thirds of its retail stores this February.  The brand will also collaborate with the retailer on exclusive products.

Speaking with WWD, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Evelyn Wang shares, “We can play numerous roles in Ulta — we can be a basket filler for that consumer who is buying, say, a really high-end foundation. We can allow her to play with trend and color and it’s not going to break the bank. She can be like, “OK, here’s my investment products and here are my fun products.’”

TAKING MASS TO PRESTIGE: WET ‘N’ WILD COMES TO ULTA BEAUTY!


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By Zoe Moon

We enlisted the help of the astrologer Zoe Moon to find out what we all have in store for 2018!  We launch into the month on a FULL MOON in Cancer on the 1st and a big peak with family, home, real estate deals, history, moves, renovations, roommates, and parents. So celebrate or aim high with your goals, wrap things up or finalize them.

Uranus has been Retrograde for months and it is going Direct on the 2nd which bodes well for us in any original projects or getting our genius back in play. It can help move things forward in these areas but is really about the next chapter of personal reinvention and freeing that has been in play since 2011 for each of us. Look at how you can express who you really are and the ideas that make you unique, focus on the interesting ways you want to show up, where you are with your body or personal needs, how your image, brand, name, or title express who you are or who you are becoming, it’s time to move forward. We’ll have until August 7th to innovate or make changes that awaken.

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YOUR BEAUTY HOROSCOPE: JANUARY, 2018!