- A slice of pizza can protect your skin from sunburn
- Green beans can boost your hair’s strength and shine
- Milk and dairy products can contribute to acne
- Almonds can ward off grays
Monday, January 31, 2011
Beauty & The Beat...Winter Skin
I get pitched a lot of information, books and products. I have a rich history working with beauty, grooming and spa brands and I'm a beauty junkie at heart. I'm remiss in talking about the remarkably powerful Personal Microderm System I'm test driving with good results from Age Sciences. It's strong but recommended-be careful using it, watch the CD and use with caution and gently. It's remarkable how advanced the home science of skincare has come lately!
I'm also receiving raves of the remarkable BABOR Biogen Cellular "Ultimate Repair Serum" with extremely highly concentrated BIOGEN Plant Extract, that "Intensively regenerates the skin overnight." Their unique AHA peel treatment I've tested from their facial treatments has left my skin aglow with many compliments just this past weekend. It's definitely a brand to check out and get aquanted with, their men's line is masculine and effective as well (GREAT Shave Cream!).
This winter I've also taken to the about-to-be released SENSAI Silky Purifying Silk Peeling Mask, (truthfully a client at my agency) but I'm partial to the high level of perfection that the Kanebo brand SENSAI is known for, the key ingredient of precious Koishimaru Silk sets this brand apart by leaps and bounds; the fact that your skin is left gently exfoliated AND moisturized with this new product is beyond reproach, a complete WIN!
But...tonight I got this release and I thought I'd share it with you...a new book on Beauty is upon us that looks interesting (I've only read what I'm posting here--have not received an advance copy). Oddly though, I had to Google the author to include a link to this Hollywood Derm's new book: www.FeedYourFace.com strange how publicists aren't quite yet up to date on including hashtags, URL's and Facebook profiles in all releases (c'mon guys, let's get to work!)
While I agree with some parts of the release, I don't see this as any cure-all, I would like to try the book diet on for size (any publicists reading this?!) as I still struggle with the occassional breakout for example. I know for one thing, one of the "celebrities" mentioned isn't afraid of visiting a certain kind of "facial" doctor in the building I work in...and am sure that her good looks aren't from any "diet" alone...but I won't say which one! Dr. Wu's gotten a few good reviews on Yelp! for her LA practice HERE and she's appeared on countless TV shows touting skincare. Interesting:
PRESS RELEASE: "Think about it—the entire first floor of most department stores is devoted to what you put on your face. So is a huge section of your local drugstore. Pages and pages of magazine ads sell creams that promise to get rid of your crow’s feet or give you an ethereal glow. Each year the average American woman spends upwards of $600 on personal care products, only to be disappointed when the hype outplays the performance."
"Enter Dr. Jessica Wu. Empowering women to break the cycle, she shares the secrets that turned her into one of Hollywood’s most sought after beauty experts—no needles, creams, or prescriptions required."
"Based on the latest research, and proven on Dr. Wu’s patients (both the famous and not-so-famous), FEED YOUR FACE is a 28-day diet plan that will help you banish blemishes, wipe out wrinkles, shed unwanted pounds, and generally feel better—in your clothes and in your skin. Along the way, readers will learn how to separate skincare fact from fiction, as Dr. Wu explains why:
"Packed with patient testimonials, flirty illustrations, un-retouched before and after photos, celebrity anecdotes from stars like Kimora Lee Simmons, Maria Bello, Kat Von D, and Cougartown’s Christa Miller, and juicy blind items (which hip-hop mogul has a major fear of needles?), FEED YOUR FACE also chronicles Dr. Wu’s personal journey from pimply-faced bookworm to fashion-obsessed dermatologist."
ABOUT THE AUTHOR (from the release)
JESSICA WU, M.D., a graduate of Harvard Medical School, is a board-certified celebrity dermatologist in Los Angeles and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the USC Medical School. When she’s not helping Hollywood’s A-list get red carpet-ready, she’s dishing up advice as the Skin and Beauty Expert on EverydayHealth.com and on her daily e-Newsletter (with 250,000 loyal readers) Dr. Wu is also a frequent medical expert featured on television and print.
Would love to hear your thoughts, am looking forward to checking it out!