Q: I don't really like floral scents, but I love essential oils. What are some other options for essential oils I can look for in beauty products?

A: Some of the most beneficial essential oils include frankincense, peppermint, tea tree and lemon. Depending on your beauty and health needs, you can find these ingredients in various beauty products to help ease tension and boost hair and skin.

Q: I have some scars I'd like to get rid of. Is there a natural or DIY treatment I can use?

A: Women's Health suggests mixing a drop of jasmine oil with a small amount of your favorite lotion to spot-treat and massage scar tissue.

Q: I often get headaches, and I've heard essential oils can help relieve them. What should I try?

A: Try rubbing some lavender oil on your temples, or add a few drops to a warm bath.

Q. How can I tell if skincare acids are working for me - or if I should discontinue use?

A. Though acids can impart instant vitality, determining long-term success can be tricky. To tell whether or not your skincare acid is working for you, follow these simple guidelines - and watch out for these potential warning signs: "Acids should noticeably brighten and even out the skin; you will notice pigmentation, freckling, and unevenness lessen over time," Dr. Lancer, celebrity dermatologist, tells New York Magazine. "You will not necessarily 'feel' anything, but skin should be smoother to the touch after a period of regular use. It is also quite easy to notice when you have overused acids: Your skin will appear red, irritated, itchy, and dry. If this occurs, stop the use of the product for a few days and amp up your moisture application."

Q: I often see that natural beauty formulas are free of "phthalates." What are phthalates and should I be concerned about them?

A: Phthalates are softeners, found in many skin cleansers and cosmetics. Studies show that they interfere with hormones - and may impair child development when used during pregnancy. Although more research is needed to fully understand their safety, avoiding them may be a good idea. Since companies are not required to list phthalates among ingredients, look for "phthalate-free" printed on the label.


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Beauty Handbooks

Clarisonic Product Handbook. Clarisonic is a trusted name in skincare. The company’s skin cleansing and anti-aging systems are clinically proven to make skin clearer and more youthful-looking than ever imagined. Learn more about these state-of-the-art devices and how they can help your skin achieve radiance.

Cold Weather Beauty Handbook. The approach of winter calls for more than a wardrobe change – it’s also the time to assess your beauty routine and address any cold weather concerns. Plagued by dry skin, chapped lips or frizzy hair? Looking for solutions to a drab winter wardrobe? This cold weather survival guide has something for everyone – from men and kids to new moms, sports enthusiasts and professional women on the go – to embrace the change in season while looking gorgeous from head to toe.

FAQs Handbook Chapter 4: Skin Type and Seasonal Skincare - The 30 Questions & Answers. When you’ve got a beauty issue that needs attention, it pays to be proactive. With our comprehensive FAQs guide, learn the ins and outs of skincare, makeup, hair treatments, healthy lifestyle habits and more. This section provides answers to questions about tailoring your beauty routine to your unique skin type and making adjustments according to seasonal changes.

Skincare & Beauty Calendar: Twelve-Month Guide to Complete Skin Transformation. A new year means a brand new opportunity to improve the health and appearance of your skin — and we’re here to help. Join us on our 12-month journey toward a transformed skin care routine. Here’s the step-by-step plan for the best skin of your life.

Fashion & Beauty Handbook. Whether you’re a seasoned fashionista or simply want to boost your everyday style, our guide to getting gorgeous can point you in the right direction. Find out how to choose key pieces for your wardrobe and revamp your hair and makeup routine for a fresh, pulled-together look for every age, season and occasion.

Scalp Conditions Handbook. Suffering from irritating scalp woes? Whether you want to eliminate a chronic condition like dandruff or treat the painful, itchy symptoms of scalp folliculitis, this guide to scalp conditions can help clear the way to a healthy head in no time.

Sensitive Skincare Handbook. Sensitive skin comes with a variety of symptoms, ranging from acne breakouts to allergic reactions. Looking for solutions to your sensitive skin challenges? Understanding triggers can help you create an effective skincare routine for all skin conditions, ages and seasons. Read on for tips and treatments to keep sensitive skin healthy and beautiful year-round.

Men’s Skincare Handbook. Even the most low-maintenance man can benefit from healthy skincare. Whether men are looking for daily staples to add to their grooming regimen or want to take preventative measures against aging and sun damage, this guide has tips for creating a simple, effective routine for men of all ages and skin types.

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Caudalie Crushed Cabernet Scrub This is the Vinothérapie Spa's signature scrub. Its formula is natural: crushed grape-seeds are mixed with brown sugar, pure Gironde honey, and 6 organic essential oils. This scrub smoothes out cellulite and has a draining effect, leaving skin wonderfully smooth and nourished. For those who seek strong exfoliation coupled with slimming action."
Jurlique Essence of Rose Roll On Fragrance Oil This rollerball is an unforgettably alluring fragrance that releases a profusion of pure evocative rose notes. This fragrance captures the delicate essence of 10,000 beautiful rose petals in each rollerball, opening with sweet Turkish rose, softening with green notes of Moroccan rose, and warming with aromatic, velvety Arabic rose. This is the perfect fragrance for layering with Jurlique Rose products."
Dr. Hauschka Soothing Cleansing Milk Ideal for removing makeup, this gentle cleanser features Fermented Grain Extract to remove dirt and impurities. Jojoba and Sweet Almond Oils maintain the natural moisture balance, keeping dry, mature and sensitive skin soft and supple."

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