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.
Gwyneth Paltrow, Apple and Moses. Credits: Instagram.com Source: ELLE Canada
Proud mom and dad alert.
Of course Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin procreated super-talented celebrity scions.
Apple and Moses Martin joined their dad onstage to sing a song at a Boys and Girls Club fundraiser in Malibu. Moses, 10, covered Twenty One Pilots’ “House of Gold,” earning cheers from the crowd. Twelve-year-old Apple impressed with Ariana Grande’s “Just a Little Bit of Your Heart,” with her Coldplay frontman dad on piano.
Mom and dad have some competition.
Jasmine Tookes has been given the honour of wearing this year's Fantasy Bra. Credits: Getty Source: ELLE Canada
It's only $3 million.
Aside from getting your official Victoria's Secret wings, wearing the Fantasy Bra is the highest honour a VS Angel can have. This year, Jasmine Tookes gets to live that dream.
The 25-year-old model, who walked her very first Victoria's Secret fashion show in 2012, will be strutting down the catwalk in a $3-million diamond-and-emerald encrusted bra by jewellery designer Eddie Borgo.
First look at Jasmine Tookes in this year's Fantasy Bra. Credits: twitter.com/VictoriasSecret
The bra took around 700 hours to make and is made up of 450 carats of precious stones set in 18-karat gold, so it's no wonder Jasmine was so pumped to be chosen. See her reaction below.
You can watch the full Victoria's Secret fashion show on Monday, December 5.
He had a party. Taylor, Katy and John Mayer were there. Rihanna wasn’t.
On Sunday night, Champagne Papi rang in his 30th birthday by dropping four new tracks on OVO Sound Radio, and hosting a star-studded birthday celebration at Delilah’s restaurant in West Hollywood. A-list celebs like Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and John Mayer attended the fête (hopefully that wasn’t too awk), along with Jamie Foxx, French Montana and Zoë Kravitz. Sadly, there were no RiRi spottings.
Drizzy didn’t seem too bothered...especially when the 6ix God was treated to a signed photo from British singer Sade. (Drake is a longtime fan.)
Drake’s cake however, possibly stole the show, (not just because we are in the middle of a huge Halloween candy craving). The gorgeous three-tiered gateau featured baby pics of him and album artwork for his upcoming Apple Music playlist More Life.
"It really means a lot to me, everybody being here," Drizzy said in an Instagram video taken at the celebration. “The support that you give, night in and night out for the team that's with me every day..."
More life, Drizzy, we wish you all the best.