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Do Eye Creams Work?

One of the questions that I always get is whether or not eye creams work.  The short answer is: no. So far, there is no proven ingredient that can really lessen bags or dark circles, and the only things that can help is to drink more water, get more sleep, and use a better concealor. […]

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St. Ives – the Most Used Exfoliator?

Over dinner with a couple of friends a little while ago, I was surprised to hear that they both thought that there was a major oversight on this blog. There’s one product that both of them use and had used for many years, and I hadn’t mentioned: St. Ives Apricot Scrub. Of course, I was […]

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What Comes First, Eye Cream or Moisturizer?

What Comes First, Eye Cream or Moisturizer? Amp up products’ effectiveness by applying serums, creams and treatments in the right order Do antioxidant serums go before acne treatments? Eye cream before moisturizer? Does it matter? Read up to see what experts had to say about your morning and evening regimens. View order

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How Do I Get Rid of Dark Circles and Puffiness?

Q: I Have Dark Circles and Puffiness! Help? Learn how to solve this issue with products from Neutrogena, Olay and more, then ask us your big beauty questions Several members, ages 25 to 50, on our message boards have asked what they can do to treat and hide dark circles and under-eye puffiness. We asked […]

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Why Are My Nails So Weak?

TotalBeauty.com content: Q: Why Are My Nails So Weak? Find out the answer to this reader question, then ask TotalBeauty.com editors and experts to solve your biggest beauty problems This question comes from a member who posted on our message boards: Q: “I’ve always had strong and long nails, until now. They keep breaking and […]

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Are Natural Beauty Products Better?

TotalBeauty.com content: Are Natural Products Better? Buyer beware! Don’t get suckered by dodgy labels on beauty products Admit it: When you buy a product labeled “organic” or “natural” you get a warm, fuzzy feeling — even if it costs twice as much. Well, it’s our job to bring you down to earth: Organic and natural […]

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Insider Tips from Top Beauty Pros

TotalBeauty.com content: Insider Tips from Top Beauty Pros We got runway artists to dish on their favorite beauty tricks Our editor’s braved the scene at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, Calif., to bring you advice from the top hair and makeup pros we met backstage at LA Fashion Week. See what their quick, convenient runway […]

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Clinique vs. Dermalogica

Here is a question that I received from a reader: “I’m always asking my friends, what their skin care routine and products are and in all of my asking/research i find there is a big debate of Clinique versus. Dermalogica. Aside from price differences i’m VERY curious which of the two you would recommend. Which […]

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Most Used Beauty Product?

So  a reader emailed me and asked me a few questions, one of them being: What is the most-used beauty product or brand used across the country? If I had to make an educated guess, I would say MASCARA.  Just take a look at the number of new mascaras that have come out this season.  […]

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Self Tanning Tips

Hey kids, if you’ve been following along you know that I’ve been experimenting with self-tanners since the beginning of this year, really, and I’ve picked up a lot of tips along the way. I will say that for the most part I didn’t have many bad experiences and that the products are easy to use […]

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