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Lucy Lu
What’s In My Skin Care: Ceramides

What’s In My Skin Care: Ceramides

Ceramides in Skin Care: Benefits & Uses For years, ceramides were regarded simply as a structural component of the upper layer of the skin. After several clinical studies showed that dry and damaged skin often has reduced cellular ceramide levels, skin care manufacturers started including ceramides in many moisturizing and anti-aging formulas. Let’s see what makes ceramides so special… What Exactly Are Ceramides? Ceramides are naturally occurring, long chains of lipids, mostly found in the cell membranes of the outer skin layer, the epidermis. Ceramides makeup about 50% of all skin lipids. As the skin cells change, they move to the topmost layer (the...

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Lucy Lu
5 Stunning Holiday Makeup Looks

5 Stunning Holiday Makeup Looks

5 Makeup Looks You Should Try This Christmas We’ve selected 5 easy-to-recreate festive makeup looks that are gorgeous, yet totally wearable. Let’s make this Holiday season super glam! Glitter We are aware that applying glitter can be tricky, and not everyone woman feels confident that she can pull off a sparkly look. Nevertheless, we strongly believe that if you experiment, you will, eventually, find the way to make it work for you. Be it all over the lids, as eyeliner, lightly dusted in the inner corners or the eyes, glitter will add that extra-special festive mood to your makeup that...

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Lucy Lu
What’s In My Skin Care: Fucus Vesiculosus Extract

What’s In My Skin Care: Fucus Vesiculosus Extract

The Benefits of Fucus Vesiculosus (Bladderwrack) in Skin Care Fucus vesiculosus, or bladderwrack, is a brown seaweed that belongs to the Fucaceae family of algae. Sounds pretty scientific, doesn’t it? But if you have ever walked along the shores of the North Sea, the western Baltic Sea, or the Atlantic coasts of Europe and Northern America, chances are you have probably seen forked, slimy brownish-green branches of bladderwrack washed up on the beach. This marine algae grows on the sea floor of the cool oceans around the world. It is widely used in Asian cuisine due to the variety of nutrients...

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Lucy Lu
How to Repair Sun-Damaged Skin Naturally

How to Repair Sun-Damaged Skin Naturally

5 Ways to Rescue Sun-Damaged Skin Ah, sun-kissed complexion! Who doesn’t love it? Even if you are a sun protection expert, taking the exposure too far, can affect your skin in a negative way. Did you know that sun exposure is accountable for over 80% of the visible signs of aging? The UV radiation from the sun alters the DNA of your skin cells, contributing to the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots. What is even worse is that it  ascumulative effect. So if you think that spending only 30 minutes in the sun every day cannot be harmful, think...

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