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Brotox: Why more men are going under the needle

Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxic protein often used for medical and cosmetic purposes; Botox is only one of the commercial trade names for the protein, but it is arguably the equivalent of Xerox within its industry in terms of brand recognition. Botox injections are the No. 1 cosmetic procedure requested by men, with 473,354 treatments […]

Are Butt Thread Lifts A Non-Surgical BBL Alternative?

Collagen-stimulating threads may be the newest way to get a booty boost, but are they better than tried-and-true butt enhancement treatments? The experts weigh in. For celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, the Kardashian sisters, and Beyonce, the idea that bigger is better is true when it comes to the buttocks. From bootylicious backends to perfectly plump […]

Is It Time For You To Try A Lip Peel?

Is it just us, or does it seem that every month a new product comes onto the market touting some type of AHA, BHA, PHA, enzyme, or physical exfoliator? As much as exfoliation is amazing for sloughing off dead skin cells, decreasing fine lines and wrinkles, diminishing hyperpigmentation, and even minimizing the number of breakouts […]

Why Do Our Skin Care Habits Need To Change? Check the Climate Stats

If the gravity of climate change weren’t already abundantly clear, last month crystallized it. It was the hottest month in history and the most devastating wildfire season yet. As if that weren’t enough, a new UN report basically said that there’s a whole lot more where that came from. This is really bad news—and we’re […]

Why Aren’t These Famous Guys Bathing? And Do the Experts Agree With Them?

The only kind of dirty I want to experience comes in the form of a Christina Aguilera song and its corresponding video. It’s a bop to remember, and I will question anyone that doesn’t like it. But right now, my magnifying glass is hovering over Jake Gyllenhaal. Mind you, not for anything particularly nefarious—I am […]

The Best Foundations for Aging Skin, According to Experts and Reviews

Finding the perfect foundation for mature skin that won’t exaggerate fine lines and wrinkles or fail to conceal age spots, can be a truly tall order. As you get older, the foundation you used in your 20s or 30s just might not hack it, since skin requires more care and different ingredients as it loses […]

Everything To Know About the Latest Neck Care Treatments

Journalist Nora Ephron is not the only woman who feels bad about her neck; I, too, have become fixated on the tree trunk-like rings I’ve acquired over the years (count them, and you’ll know how old I am!), which has been punctuated by the digitally amped-up year that COVID-19 forced. It’s for this reason that […]

6 Pro-Approved Hyperpigmentation Creams

Have a dark spot or two? Hey, that’s totally normal. “Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition that can affect all skin types and all ages,” explains Anita Sturnham, GP, dermatologist, and founder of Nuriss Skincare & Wellness Clinics. If your initial reaction is that you want to help alleviate them, you’re in luck. We’ve tapped […]

How To Get Younger-Looking Knees

There are a host of head-to-toe treatments that can lift, shape, and enhance different parts of the body, and the legs are no different. However, the most commonly discussed leg procedures tend to focus on the thighs, calves, and feet, while missing one major area: the knees. Due to their unique position on the body, […]

9 Things You Need To Know Before Getting Lip Injections

Whether it’s a side effect of selfie culture or Kylie Jenner, one thing is certain: lip augmentation has never been more popular. Dermal fillers have been used for more than four decades, and other forms of lip enhancement, like silicone implants, have been around even longer than that. Today’s lip injections have come a long […]

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