Posts for: September, 2018

By Z Dermatology
September 24, 2018
Category: Beauty
Tags: Hair  

Photo Credits: AND-ONE/ Getty Images | Model Used for Illustrative Purpose Only

 

We all want hair that smells good, radiates shine, is easy to style and feels healthy. Stock your beauty arsenal with these high-performance hair care products that are loved by stylists and editors alike.

You May Also Like: 12 Products Celebrity Hair Stylists Swear By

 

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The "How Did I Ever Live Without This" Texture Spray

Part dry shampoo, part hairspray, OUAI Texturizing Hair Spray ($26) gives strands serious volume that won’t fall flat. An undeniable necessity for second-day hair and messy beach waves, it also soaks up oily spots in a flash.

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Ultimate Curl Tamer

Boasting the brand’s signature scent and ingredient, argan oil, Moroccanoil Curl Defining Cream ($34) gives curly hair the ability to stave off frizz so curls stay in place all day. 

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The Modern-Day Flat Iron

A next-level straightening iron of sorts, InStyler Glossie Ceramic Styling Brush ($80) creates pin-straight strands in a healthier way because heat is consistent throughout the surface of the ionic bristles as you brush the tool through your hair.

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Save Your Strands

Any stylist will tell you not to expose your hair to heat without prepping it with a heat protector. Wella EIMI Thermal Image Heat Protection Spray ($18) creates a shield of sorts between your locks and your trusted iron or dryer to prevent split ends and dry hair.

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The Best-Kept Secret for a Healthy Scalp

Briogeo Charcoal + Tea Tree Scalp Treatment ($32) seriously detoxifies your scalp and reduces irritation for unlimited good hair days ahead. 

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Light-As-Air Hair Oil

Too many hair oils leave a thick residue on the hair and give it a weighed-down look, but not VERB Ghost Oil ($16). Apply it from root to tip and watch your hair transform into sleek strands without any sign of frizz, and of course, no evidence of oil left behind. 

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Easy Fix for Brightening Up Brown Hair

Faster than you can even make an appointment at the salon, John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter In-Shower Lightening Treatment ($10) lifts brunettes one shade lighter thanks to a special formula that removes melanin for a naturally highlighted, yet never orangey, look. 

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Won't Weigh Your Hair Down Leave-In Conditioner

Miracle Leave-In Product ($19) is like a cure-all of sorts for consistently dull, dry locks that crave serious moisture. Besides leaving hair soft and glossy, it also adds a layer of nourishment to strengthen strands long-term. 

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Bombshell-Status Strands

Oribe Swept Up Volume Powder Spray ($42) converts limp, do-nothing locks into perfectly heightened hair by adding lift at the roots for a megawatt style that won’t fall flat. Bonus: The nonaerosol spray pump dispenses the perfect amount of product right where you need it most. 

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Must-Have Shampoo for Colored Strands

If you’ve spent hundreds on attaining perfect color, it’s worth it to splurge on a sulfate-free shampoo that safeguards your color—especially from the sun—like Alterna Caviar Infinite Color Hold Shampoo($34).

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Can't-Live-Without-Co-Wash

When time is of the essence, reach for a co-cleanser that does the job of a shampoo and conditioner in a single step. We’re partial to SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Co-Wash Conditioning Cleanser ($12), a natural-based one that lends itself to serious cleansing without stripping much-needed oil from your hair. 

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For a Salon-Worthy Blowout

Like a BB cream for your hair, Shu Uemura Art of Hair Blow Dry Beautifier BB Hair Serum ($39) makes bouncy, shiny strands possible. Simply smooth it on wet hair and blow-dry (you can reactivate it with heat) for hair that looks flawless but not overloaded with product. 

 

By Z Dermatology
September 17, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Wrinkles  

Turning back the clock to reveal firmer, plumper, brighter skin doesn't always come easy, but these powerhouse anti-aging products can help set you on the right path. 

 

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Never-Fail Fix for Fuller Brows

Cara Delevingne’s thick, well-groomed brows aren’t only reserved for 20-somethings. RevitaBrow Advanced ($110) makes use of high-tech peptides to condition brows for a fuller look that perfectly frames your face. 

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Serious Solution for Thinning Strands

A couple pumps of Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Elixir ($20) on damp hair each day helps thicken weak, thinning strands to give them a fuller look. Plus, it’s lightweight (no greasy feeling) and has a fresh scent you’ll keep smelling all day.

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Kiss Your Gray Roots Goodbye

If pesky grays are popping up or color regrowth is causing you major hair drama, Madison Reed Root Reboot ($25) can help. It’s super easy to use—the sponge tip makes it mess-free—and blends seamlessly into your hair so no one will know you’re overdue with your colorist. 

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Hair Loss Helper That Really Works

Hair loss not only affects your appearance; it can cause a major dip in your confidence, too. Nutrafol for Women ($88) capsules provide a science-backed, drug-free antidote to help reveal fuller, thicker hair in just three to six months. 

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Drugstore Staple for Firmer Skin

One of the top age-defying products you can find at the drugstore, Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream ($27) is formulated with a powerful mix of skin-plumping peptides and hyaluronic acid for firmer, tighter skin. 

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Most Effective Wrinkle-Erasing Retinol 

There is more than one reason why so many dermatologists recommend Obagi Retinol 1.0 ($61) . It’s lightweight yet heavy-hitting in its wrinkle-fighting properties, and it’s formulated with jojoba oil and shea butter to hydrate skin, too. 

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Youth in a Bottle

Minimizes fine lines? Check. Evens out skin tone? Check. Smooths rough skin? Check. SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum ($281) is a powerful, does-it-all skin rejuvenator that seriously makes an impact in the youth-boosting department.

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Neck Cream That Delivers Noticeable Results

The skin on your neck deserves the same TLC you give your face. Revision Skincare Nectifirm ADVANCED ($129) utilizes peptides and antioxidants to smooth out wrinkles and crepey skin for a younger look. 

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Send Your Under-Bags Packing

When stressful days and sleepless nights lead to dark circles and bags, reach for Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift ($68), which tackles both while also de-puffing thanks to its cooling applicator. 

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All-In-One Age-Defying System

Tackle everything from fine lines and wrinkles to sun damage with the Jan Marini Skin Research Skin Care Management System ($300), a five-piece kit that uses potent ingredients like alphahydroxy acids and growth factors to transform skin. 

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Best Way to Bring the Doctor Home

If injections aren’t your thing but your wrinkles seem to look deeper every day, Fillerina PLUS Dermo Replenishing Treatment ($215) lets you temporarily “fill” them yourself at home thanks to six types of hyaluronic acid that instantly plump your skin. 

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Instant Savior for Super Dry Skin

Dry skin can accentuate fine lines and make any sign of a youthful glow disappear. PCA SKIN HydraLuxe Intensive Hydration ($147) is rich, creamy and packed with moisturizing snow algae to quench even the most dehydrated complexion


                             

Admitting that you don’t mind a little help in the lines and wrinkles department is getting more and more common for celebrities in the spotlight. Even Victoria’s Secret supermodels are not immune to the effects of aging, and 35-year-old Brazilian model Isabeli Fontana is not ashamed to say that a touch of Botox Cosmetic here and there can go a long way in ensuring career longevity on the catwalk.

But the former Victoria’s Secret Angel says Botox isn’t just good for her career, it’s good for everyone. “A little bit of Botox is not bad,” said Fontana to the Sunday Times. “Botox can change your face a lot, so it has to be very subtle, but if you don’t do it, age will mark your skin and I don’t like that at all.”

While she says she prefers lasers to other facial rejuvenation treatments like dermal fillers—which she says tends to make you look “made up and odd"—the stunner also shared that she’s not opposed to some additional help in the future if needed. “Maybe in 10 years’ time it wouldn’t kill me if I did a little lift.” Until then, the swimsuit maven says the Botox needle is enough to keep her looking fresh both on and off the runway. 


By Z Dermatology
September 04, 2018
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Untagged

Welcome to Real Beauty Advice, where we're tackling the tough questions you can't find answers to on YouTube. We’re not talking about smoky eye techniques or the latest product launch; we’re talking aging fears, judgmental peers, plastic surgery stigmas and more. In this series, we ask experts to weigh in on hard-to-navigate situations that prove beauty is so much more than just what you see on the surface. 

Dear NewBeauty: My husband hates that I get Botox, but I love what it does for my face. I don’t want to hide any part of my life from him, but I also don’t want this to be an issue every time I come back from the derm. How do I get him to come around?

Answer: “I hear this story over and over again, of women who want Botox but whose boyfriends or husbands say they can’t have it or don’t need it," says New York dermatologist Julie Russak, MD. "The significant other’s fear is that one day they’re going to wake up and not recognize the person who’s next to them, but what they don’t understand is that we do Botox very, very differently than they imagine. We do it more for muscle relaxation and we really leave a lot of the movement in the face. People still have the image of the Upper East Side woman walking around like a deer caught in headlights without any movement in her forehead, so that’s where the misconception and the problem stems from.

The majority of my patients don’t tell their partners they’ve done Botox. For example, a friend of mine came in for it and then shortly after, she was at an event with her husband and he said, ‘You see all these women here with Botox? All you needed was a couple nights of good sleep and look how great you look!’ We were really laughing at that. So I think what we need to do is raise awareness. Bring your significant other with you and have this conversation together at the doctor’s office. I tell people it’s not about freezing your forehead; it’s really about prevention. You’re brushing your teeth so you don’t have cavities and you’re doing Botox so you don’t develop deep lines and then have to do a lot more work later in life. You will still look like you because it’s not about changing who you are; it’s about preventing yourself from looking very different when you age.

In fact, when my patients bring their significant other in, often that person ends up getting Botox, too. They say, ‘Oh, my father had those deep, deep lines—I don’t want to have them also.’ Once they have an understanding of what Botox actually does, the fear that it’s going to change their partner completely dissipates.”


 
From tightening loose skin and smoothing out wrinkles to diminishing stubborn cellulite, these doctor-administered treatments are known to safely and effectively get the job done.
 
 
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Best Way to Banish Laugh Lines
 
A big smile is beautiful, but it can cause deep-set lines around the mouth. Restylane Refyne uses a flexible form of hyaluronic acid to plump up these lines and folds for a natural look. 
 
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Serious Solution for Acne Scars
 
The only dermal filler that’s FDA-approved for treating acne scars, Bellafill helps fill and smooth depressed areas—even really deep scars—and lasts up to one year.
 
 
 
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Tried-and-True Skin Tightener
When loose skin is making you look older than you really are, but surgery isn’t in the cards, noninvasive Ultherapy uses ultrasound to help lift and tighten skin for a more youthful contour
 
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All-Star Wrinkle Eraser
 
For stubborn expression lines and wrinkles, Botox Cosmetic turns back the clock by temporarily freezing the muscles that cause them, and results can last three to six months. 
 
 
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Fight Fat in a Flash
 
Noninvasive CoolSculpting freezes fat cells in the upper and lower stomach, flanks, and thighs—even the dreaded “bra bulge”—for a more svelte you in as little as one month. 
 
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Go-to Facial for a Healthy Glow
 
For a deeper clean than your standard facial, HydraFacial also includes microdermabrasion for a supercharged treatment that leaves skin looking lit from within. 
 
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Ultimate Cellulite Fighter
 
Cellfina, a minimally invasive procedure, claims to leave skin free of dimples by safely releasing bands under the skin that cause the rippled look. Plus, skin typically stays smooth for up to three years. 
 
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Multitasking Laser Treatment
 
A 20-minute skin-resurfacing treatment celebrities swear by— Jennifer Aniston and Drew Barrymore are fans—Clear + Brilliant boosts collagen and brightens skin for a radiant look. 
 
Image used for illustrative purposes only.
 
 
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Quick Fix for Better-Looking Hands
 
When wrinkles, crepey skin and a loss of volume make your hands look years older than your face, Radiesse is the only filler that’s FDA-approved to plump them back up. 
 
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Long-Lasting Skin Plumper
 
Sculptra Aesthetic is a unique filler in that it not only plumps up sunken areas like the cheeks but also causes the body to produce more collagen, which naturally decreases with age. 
 
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Powerhouse Skin Resurfacer
 
Bring back your skin’s youthful radiance with HALO, a hybrid fractional laser—it uses ablative and nonablative technology—to get rid of pesky pigment problems while softening skin.
 
Image used for illustrative purposes only.
 
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Beauty Made Easy
 
Like a credit card for beauty, CareCredit lets you finance your favorite treatments and procedures with convenient monthly payments and no worries.