Beauty

  • Eco-Chic

    Just a few years ago, dressing the eco-conscious part meant a trip to an incense-infused shop filled with dun-colored, shapeless hemp dresses and garish batik frocks. Now, walk into any mall or boutique across the country—even Target—and the choices cut from organic and sustainable cloth are not only more stylish, they’re more plentiful than ever before. Why?

    Hippie meets hip as good-for-the-Earth fashion hits runways—and closets.
    By Einav Keet
  • Mad About Moisturizers

    You’ve pulled your sweaters from the back of the closet, polished your boots, and dusted off your coat collection. But have you also remembered to winterize your moisturizer? Just as cold-weather clothes insulate you from freezing temperatures, your moisturizer protects your face from the drier, harsher air of winter.

    A solution for every skin type
    By Kate Hanley
  • Label Lowdown

    When that little green-and-white organic label began appearing on food, everything seemed so simple. After all, if we could have organic milk, wouldn’t it just be a matter of time before we could luxuriate in an organic milk bath? And if eating an organic strawberry pie messed up our makeup, surely we’d be able to repair the damage with an organic strawberry lip gloss?

    What you see isn't always what you get.
    By Vicky Uhland
  • Rx: Fix Frizzies and Weatherize Winter Hair

    As a basic plan to battle dryness for all hair types, first look at the label of your haircare products to make sure it doesn’t list sodium laurel sulfate, an inexpensive filler used in 95 percent of all haircare products.

    ’Tis the season for dry, lifeless locks, brittle split ends, and wild tresses that can resist your best beautifying efforts—unless, of course, you choose natural solutions to tame your hair’s seasonal misbehavior
    By Nicole Duncan
  • When Good Beauty Products Go Bad

    Is it possible for your favorite moisturizer or shampoo to be done with you, before you’re ready to throw it into the trash? You bet. In fact, experts say it may be time to clean out your shower or medicine cabinet because you may be using products well beyond their shelf life. 

    Expiration dates 

    By Gina Roberts-Grey
  • Natural Radiance—Treating: Ingrown Hairs

    Women seem to face beauty crises night and day; men, on the other hand, rarely need emergency interventions. But while men tend to fall naturally on the low-maintenance end of the vanity continuum, an ingrown hair (pseudofolliculitis barbae) can quickly turn into a real pain in the neck for them—literally. 

    By Hollis Brooks
  • Natural Radiance—RX-Dandruff

     

    There are bad hair days and then, as in the case of dandruff, there are really bad hair days. Dandruff can torment your scalp—making it itchy, irritable, and excessively flaky—and create some rather embarrassing social situations.

    By Leigh Eising