Dame Helen Mirren recently made headlines when she graced the cover of Allure's September issue at 72 alongside the words "The End of Anti Aging." Soon after, the magazine announced that it will be banning the term "anti-aging" from its pages. It's a move Mirren herself advocated for when working with L'Oreal. She explained to Allure that she told the brand, "This word "anti-aging" -- we know we're getting older. You just want to look and feel as great as you can on a daily basis."
If you've logged onto your Facebook account at all recently, chances are you've seen someone you're friends with selling Rodan + Fields skin care products. The uber-popular line was founded in 2002 by two ladies who know their stuff: Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields, both Stanford-trained derms. While Rodan + Fields started out as a department store brand, it's now sold by independent consultants across the country (hence why you see so many of your peeps hawking it on social media). But are any of the R + F products really worth the hype bestowed by motivated sellers? Turns out, a lot of Total Beauty readers love their stuff. Find out which Rodan + Fields products Total Beauty readers love the most before making your decision. (You can also check out all Rodan + Fields product reviews here.)
You already know the importance of incorporating greens into your daily diet -- everything from kale and spinach to seaweed and celery plays a key role in providing your body with the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants it needs to function at top-notch. But your internal body isn't the only part craving these essential nutrients -- your external body needs some love too.
Hygge: It's the Danish term for the feeling of warmth, comfort and coziness (and it's pronounced hoo-gah, by the way). It's the contentedness you feel when your house is full of family and good food for the holidays, or the peace you feel sitting on a patio as you watch the sun set with a glass of wine in hand. It's a concept that has taken the wellness world by storm, and now it's seeping into skin care. After all, what makes you feel more content and comfortable than having a great skin day, every day? And, there is no one better to help you get your hygge on than Danish skin-care expert Ole Henriksen.
While you're probably pretty conscious about the foods that you're putting into your body -- from checking for refined sugars to added GMOs -- what about the products you're putting on your body? Annie Jackson, the COO of Credo Beauty, the mecca of clean beauty products, says it's important to understand the ripe benefits of fruits, nuts, oils and vegetables as powerhouse beauty treatments. But just like you might prefer one black eyeliner over another, certain freshly-picked garden all-stars offer a variety of qualities and benefits. "Certain foods have tremendous benefits for your skin, and the most wonderful part about them is that they have proven health benefits documented back hundreds of years," Jackson explains.
When browsing the skin care aisle for anti-aging products, do you ever consider vitamin C for your skin? Sure, retinol, ceramides and hyaluronic acid are a few of our favorite power players -- and for good reason. But along with those key ingredients, you need vitamin C, a tried and true wrinkle fighter and radiance booster that is every bit the superstar as those other MVPs.
You can get skin-care products at Sephora or Ulta, in drugstores or department stores, online or IRL. Hell, you can even swap for products on Reddit. With so many skin-care products within reach, how do you know what's great and worth the money -- the products you absolutely have to try?
Glowing skin is basically a prerequisite for hitting the red carpet, but how do celebrities always manage to look so good? Thanks in part to social media, it's become less of a secret that there's a full team behind every celebrity's flawless face. Celebs have aestheticians and makeup artists who recommend and apply the best skin-care products in the industry, starting with red carpet facials in the weeks before show time and ending with last-minute touch-ups before they step in front of the flashing cameras.
Gone are the days when getting your hands on cosmetics from around the world was actually something of a challenge -- because now, we have Amazon. And Amazon is a makeup and skincare mecca for all things Korean beauty -- after all, shipping tends to be fast and reasonable, and you can get pretty much anything you can imagine. So, what are the things you should be keeping your eye out for next time you're indulging in a little online retail therapy?