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.
"Barack Obama is the Nickelback of presidents."
Everybody hurts – even Barack Obama. But that didn't stop him from returning to Jimmy Kimmel Live! for the second edition of “Mean Tweets: President Obama." (It's reportedly the last late night show he'll do as president... sigh.)
In the two-minute clip, the POTUS read tweets from haters about everything from his policies to his dad jeans. But the most intriguing message of all came from Donald Trump himself. Obama's response to the Republican presidential nominee is pure gold.
Complete with lots of front-seat dancing.
In his latest instalment of "Carpool Karaoke," late-night host James Corden invited Lady Gaga along on his morning commute. And like a Gaga concert, there were plenty of wardrobe changes and dancing during the drive through L.A.
Gaga also took over the wheel at one point, which made Corden a little nervous – she only just got her licence. “That’s park, the one with P on it,” he said. Buckle up.
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.