Are you using it yet?
We're guessing you've heard of Proactiv? The founders behind the acne treatment line – dermatologists Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields – also happen to be the savvy brains behind another skincare brand, aptly named Rodan + Fields, which zeros in on anti-aging treatment systems. The duo were recently in Toronto to talk about a super secret launch from said skincare brand, and while my lips are sealed on those details (guys, I had to sign a non-disclosure agreement!), I can tell you my takeaway from meeting with them is that I need to start using retinoic acid like, five years ago.
According to Dr. Kathy Fields, who is still a practicing dermatologist and prof at Stanford School of Medicine in San Francisco, it's all about retinoic acid, which has been around for over 30 years.
"Retinoic acid is still the favoured molecule by dermatologists," says Dr. Fields. "It's vitamin A. It makes the pores look smaller because it debrides the pore [for all you word nerds, that means it unplugs the pore]. It helps normalize cell turnover, which is anti-wrinkle. It helps shed dark skin [think brown spots] and a little anti-cancer."
"If you have sun damaged skin, it helps normalize the epidermis," says Fields.
A few things to know about using retinoic acid:
But the number one anti-aging cream of all time, to infinity and beyond? Come on, you should know this by now.
The answer is sunscreen. "If you're not protecting your skin, you're toast," says Fields.
Chanel brought a taste of Cuba to St. Tropez for their new Cruise campaign, and we’re in love.
Models Stella Tennant and Mica Arganaraz pose in the breathtaking images, shot by Karl Lagerfeld himself in the South of France.
The colours and landscapes perfectly evoke the island mood of the collection, and the photos have us daydreaming about our next getaway.
Take a look at all of the stunning images from the campaign.
The It girl preaches less foundation and more authenticity.
‘Twas the night before my interview with Dree Hemingway, the face of Chloé Fleur de Parfum, and I found myself lost in the depths of her Instagram feed. The model/actress' stream of chic bohemian photos had me double tapping, wondering how I could also be this inherently cool. The next morning when the interview started, I was thrilled to discover our mutual love for vintage shopping (as one feels when they discover some level on which they can relate to a model). “I really wish I had more time in Toronto to explore all of the vintage shops!" she enthused. "You guys have so many!”
Hemingway (yes, she's the kin of esteemed American novelist Ernest Hemingway), is widely known for her laid-back attitude and no-makeup aesthetic. When I asked her about this, she laughed. “If you cover yourself up too much, your spirit can’t shine through!” But, of course!
Here, four chic tips from face of Chloé Fleur de Parfum on low-maintenance beauty and living an authentic life.
“Sometimes it can be easy to get pigeonholed as a 'blond'. I got my septum piercing to be a little bit different, to let people know I’m not what they might expect. I got it pierced this past June, but I go through phases of loving it and wanting to take it out. That's why I could never get a tattoo.”
"[I admire] French women. I lived in Paris when I first started modelling and would observe their approach to beauty. Nothing is fussy. If they put a lip on, that’s it. They only accent one element. [I'm also inspired by] '70s beach vibes and my aunt Margaux; I have so many beautiful photos of her. I’ve always been attracted to the Chloé woman and her way of life, the ease. It's light, delicate and free-spirited."
“I think that it is really nice to let your natural colouring shine through. I never cover my cheeks with foundation or anything, and I don’t cover my eyes either, because I like the natural pigmentation that your body has. It's almost like your own natural eyeshadow.”
"Laugh and smile everyday like you mean it; it's illuminating. And don’t pick your pimples."
Chloé Fleur de Parfum Spray ($122 for 50mL), at sephora.com.
Source: Lip Sync Battle on Spike at youtube.com
In case you missed it, two of your fave Orange is the New Black stars battled it out on stage last night – and it was epic.
Laverne Cox and Samira Wiley, who you may know better as Sophia Burset and Poussey Washington, faced off on Lip Sync Battle.
Samira gave a deep rendition of Toni Braxton's 'Un-break my Heart' and then kicked it old school with a rendition of 'O.P.P.' (complete with a Naughty by Nature cameo), and Laverne rocked it out as Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé, hair flips and all. In the end, Samira took home the belt.
Check out a clip of their killer final performances below.