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Paula Begoun – 6 Anti-Acne Systems That Don’t Work!

In Fave Beauty Products on March 29, 2011 at 3:23 pm

M-Teen Magazine BEAUTY BUZZ!

When it comes to beauty products, we turn to Paula Begoun for her scientifically based research and fact-filled objective reviews. Check out her latest report on anti-acne systems before you make your next purchase!

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Beauty Exclusives from Paula Begoun

The Cosmetics Cop

6 Anti-Acne Systems That Don’t Work!

We understand the emotional frustration of acne. It is devastating to wake up every morning, or even just occasionally, to red bumps on your face. Anti-acne products and multi-product anti-acne systems abound, but many of them are so poorly formulated that they make things worse, leaving consumers, and us, saddened and angry.

More often than not, anti-acne products contain ingredients that either aren’t helpful for acne or that actually make acne worse! Yes, we know the testimonials are compelling, and the “before and after” pictures are impressive, but you should approach every product with skepticism, especially considering the thousands and thousands of people whose skin doesn’t get better after trying product after product. The real proof of a product’s efficacy is always in the formula!

What Really Works for Acne
Research shows that the gold standard for treating acne effectively with over-the-counter products is to use a consistent routine that includes the following three types of products:

• Water-soluble cleanser.
• BHA (salicylic acid) exfoliant with a pH of 3-4.
• Topical disinfectant, typically benzoyl peroxide, formulated without irritants.

Depending on the type of acne you have, this kind of routine has been shown to perform even better than some prescription treatments!

We’ve done the research, and we know you can definitely find individual products to carry out this three-step approach, and they DON’T contain irritants that can make matters worse. For some unknown reason, however, nearly all of the anti-acne systems available get only one or two of the products right, if any at all!

Rather than believing the marketing shtick, we turned to published research, and found that the following anti-acne systems are ones you should avoid completely or at least modify to some extent if you want your breakouts and red marks to really improve:

1. Burt’s Bees — Natural Acne Solutions: Like many products from the “natural” product lines, this one is teeming with irritating plant extracts (like eucalyptus and fennel), which will stimulate oil production at the base of the pore and lead to more acne, more redness, and longer healing time.

2. Neutrogena — Rapid Clear 7 Day Acne Intervention Kit: This two-product kit claims it can reduce the size and redness of blemishes in one week, but the tiny vials of BHA (salicylic acid) treatment contain large amounts of irritating alcohol and witch hazel, which dry out your skin and make red marks worse. Plus, the irritation they cause can lead to increased oil production in the pore.

3. Dermalogica — Clean Start System: This system does indeed contain some ingredients shown to have proven benefit for fighting acne, but they are joined by irritating ingredients, such as camphor and bitter orange extract. In short, this system has promise, but the irritating ingredients included present the risk of hurting your skin’s healing process and stimulating oil production.

4. ProActiv Solution — Basic System: ProActiv has the absolute right idea with its three-step system, which includes a cleanser, exfoliant, and topical disinfectant with benzoyl peroxide. What they could have done better is the exfoliant, which contains the AHA glycolic acid. AHA is a great exfoliant, but it doesn’t provide the benefits of BHA (salicylic acid). BHA is preferred for breakouts because it not only can exfoliate the surface, but also can penetrate into pores and get to the source of clogged pores. BHA also provides a mild antibacterial punch and it is a potent anti-inflammatory due to its relation to aspirin, so it’s great for calming skin and reducing redness.

5. Avon — Clearskin: This large collection of products is a potential disaster for your skin. Case in point: Both cleanser options contain harsh detergents that dry out the skin, and although they also contain the active ingredient salicylic acid, it is less effective in a cleanser because it is rinsed off your skin before it has a chance to work. The Clearskin system has no less than four BHA options, but not one of them is formulated at the right pH range (3-4) to work effectively.

6. Kiehl’s — Blue Herbal Collection: Each product in this four-product anti-acne system is brimming with potent irritants that don’t help acne! Cinnamon, ginger, alcohol, and aluminum chlorohydrate (an ingredient in many antiperspirants) are but a few of the problematic ingredients in the Blue Herbal line. This large amount of irritating ingredients can cause irritation, stimulate oil production, worsen redness, and lead to dry, flaky skin.

After reading all of that material above, you may think it’s hopeless, but don’t dismay. We can help you find the very best anti-acne products for your skin! With our detailed reviews on Beautypedia, including reviews of the systems mentioned above, you can find the right products to develop an anti-acne skin-care routine that really works for you. Our list of Best Anti-Acne Products is a great place to begin your journey toward obtaining the clear skin you want!

 

Earth Therapeutics-Holistic Stress Management Kit

In Fave Beauty Products on November 29, 2010 at 3:42 pm

 

M-Teen staffer’s are always busy testing tons of the latest beauty products….we love to share our faves!

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M-Teen Ultimate Fave:
The holiday season is here and the frenzy of activities is on!  Keep your stress under control with this fabulous kit from Earth Therapeutics.
We love how the aromatic scent  instantly transformed our bath into a soothing spa experience…buh-bye stress

 

 

 

First, a nice warm bath or shower with the Anti-Stress Massage Soap is a great way to begin to unwind. The essential aromatic blend soothes the mind just as the special elevated massage nodes of the soap bar soothe the body.

After drying off and settling down, just lie back, breathe deeply and place the Anti-Stress Silk Eye Pillow over the eyes. Enjoy the cool sensation of 100% pure silk caressing the skin, as the pillow “flows” naturally over the contours of the eyes and face. The subtle aromatherapeutic infusion will melt away tension, relaxing you for meditation or massage…

For total sensory relaxation, indulge yourself with the Anti-Stress Massage Lotion. A soothing, mind-calming blend of aroma-therapeutic Chamomile and Lavender is mingled into a natural greaseless base that allows the hands to glide easily over the body.

Finish off by slipping on the Soothing Eyelid Compress. This gel compress offers soothing relief to tired eyes and frazzled nerves. Enjoy the rest of the day in your stress-free state of mind.
For cooling tension relief, chill in the refrigerator for an hour or put in the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes to desired temperature. Take out and gently place over tired, strained eyes to relieve puffiness and swelling. [DO NOT USE A HEATED COMPRESS OVER THE EYES. DO NOT MICROWAVE. REFRIGERATE ONLY.]

Includes:
~ Anti-Stress Massage Soap
~ Anti-Stress Silk Eye Pillow
~ Anti-Stress Massage Lotion, 5 fl.oz.
~ Soothing Eyelid Compress

Packaged in an earth-friendly, reusable zippered bag.

$19.99

 

Health and Beauty Accessories – Natural Products – Retail – Earth Therapeutics-Holistic Stress Management Kit.

WIN! Beauty Rules – The New Book by Bobbi Brown

In Fave Beauty Products, WIN FREE STUFF! on October 20, 2010 at 5:03 pm

M-Teen staffer’s are always busy testing tons of the latest beauty products….we love to share our faves!

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M-Teen Ultimate Fave:

 

We love Bobbi Brown’s beauty philosophy! She emphasizes the importance of embracing natural beauty while creating your very own signature style. Beauty Rules is all about building beauty from the inside out. It’s full of Bobbi’s best step-by-step makeup tips, (detailed with tons of gorgeous photos), hair salon secrets and cool advice on everything from braces, pimples and tattoos to exercise and eating healthy.

 

 

 

Renowned makeup artist and best-selling author Bobbi Brown launched her sixth book, Beauty Rules, a fresh, energetic beauty bible for young women. Bobbi Brown’s goal is to help women “look and feel like themselves, only prettier and more confident.” And true to this philosophy, Beauty Rules was written to help young women learn the beauty basics, then get creative and experiment with their look – and ultimately find their own style.

In celebration of her new book, Bobbi designed a limited-edition palette.

From homeroom fresh and pretty to homecoming gorgeous. In celebration of her new beauty book for teens, Beauty Rules, Bobbi designed this limited edition palette of edgy but totally wearable eye, lip and cheek colors.  Palette also includes a Jet Creamy Eye Pencil.

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Enter to WIN Beauty Rules Book!

ENTER BY EMAILING YOUR NAME, ADDRESS AND EMAIL ADDRESS TO:

CONTEST@M-TEEN.COM

PLEASE USE ‘BEAUTY RULES’ IN EMAIL SUBJECT LINE

DEADLINE TO ENTER: JAN 30, 2011

*Entrants must be Memphis residents between ages 11-19. Prizes awarded by M-Teen Magazine will be mailed or must be picked up  at the M-Teen Magazine’s business office located at 995 S. Yates Rd, Ste. 1, Memphis, TN. Business hours are Monday-Friday, 8a-5p. Employees and their families may not enter. By entering this contest M-Teen Magazine has full rights to publish winner’s name. Entrant’s contact info is held strictly confidential and NEVER sold or shared.


Bobbi Brown.

Snazzy Lites – Fun Color Clip-in Hair Extensions!

In Fave Beauty Products, Hair Glam! on October 12, 2010 at 2:12 pm

 

M-Teen staffer’s are always busy testing tons of the latest beauty products….we can’t wait to share our faves!

 

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M-Teen Ultimate Fave:

 

We pop in Snazzy Lites hair extensions when we wanna rock really cool hair – instantly… without any fuss!

 

 

M-teen Magazine – 20% Discount Code

Order online at www.snazzylites.com and use promo code MTEEN20 to

receive a generous 20% off your entire purchase through October 31, 2010.

 

 

 

Have you ever wanted to add bold bright colors to your hair but scared you would damage your hair? Introducing Snazzy Lites!

Snazzy Lites are a fun, fast, and non-damaging way to add a dash of color or natural highlights to anyone’s hair. They are made of 100% human hair extensions so they can be curled, flat ironed or braided like natural hair. Choose from a variety of colors like fierce fuchsia, rebel red, or poetic purple.

Snazzy Lites clip-in hair extensions are easy to apply and remove providing instant color without the commitment.

Wear Snazzy Lites to support your favorite sports team, sororities, or non-profit organizations. Great for cheerleaders, birthday parties, dance teams, or just to change your look.

So go ahead and shock your friends or jazz up your look with Snazzy Lites clip-in hair color.


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Order pink extensions during the month of October and Snazzy Lites will donate $2.00

of each purchase to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, in support of

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

 

 

 

 

Snazzy Lites is a product created by Brenda Waters, master stylist, and is part of Gorgeous Strandz hairline.

They are a colorful, clip-in hair alternative for individuals who don’t want to color through a chemical process.

Snazzy Lites are available at select salons or at http://www.snazzylites.com.

For more information, call 404.797.1681 or 1.888.823.4252.

 

 

Fun Color Clip-in Hair Extensions| Colorful Hair Extensions | Human Hair Extensions.

WIN! Sorority Wars- DVD! M-Teen Fave – Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser

In DVD's & Blu-Ray, Fave Beauty Products, WIN FREE STUFF! on September 28, 2010 at 3:18 pm

M-Teen staffer’s are always busy testing tons of the latest beauty products….we can’t wait to share our faves!

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M-Teen Ultimate Fave:


When we  need a fragrance-free cleanser that won’t irritate our dry, sensitive skin we turn to Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser for glowing results. It also does a great job of removing makeup!

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Fighting for Beautiful Skin

Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser is a favorite of

Sorority Wars star Chelan Simmons



When competing with 60 other girls to win a spot in the Delta house on Lifetime’s Sorority Wars, Chelan Simmons knew that clear skin was essential.  Looking to keep her fair, sensitive skin glowing, she starts her beauty routine every day by washing with
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser.



With a light, smooth texture and fragrance and preservative-free formula, the Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser gently removes makeup and residue without overdrying, making it perfect for dry, sensitive skin.  Formulated with Glycerin and Thermal Spring Water, the creamy cleanser hydrates and soothes while also deeply cleaning your pores and removing even the most stubborn makeup.

Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser retails for $19.50 and is available at CVS locations nationwide and at http://www.laroche-posay.com

Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser, Toleriane by La Roche-Posay.

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M-Teen Magazine HOT Giveaway!


ENTER TO WIN SORORITY WARS DVD!

LET THE CATFIGHTS BEGIN


SORORITY WARS


Lucy Hale, Courtney Thorne-Smith And Faith Ford Star

The war is so on when two sororities battle it out for the coveted Tri-Crown Prize in the hilariously vindictive SORORITY WARS debuting on DVD August 17 from Vivendi Entertainment and RHI Entertainment.  Directed by James Hayman, executive producer of TV’s “Ugly Betty” and “Joan of Arcadia,” the cleverly catty film stars Lucy Hale (“Pretty Little Liars,” Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 2), Courtney Thorne-Smith (“According to Jim,” “Ally McBeal”), Faith Ford (“Hope & Faith,” “Murphy Brown”), and Amanda Schull (“One Tree Hill,” Center Stage).  SORORITY WARS follows Katie (Hale), a college freshman who has been groomed from birth to continue her mother’s (Thorne-Smith) legacy by joining the Delta house.  An all-out rivalry begins when Katie has doubts about the Deltas and decides to pledge their rival, the Kappas, creating a fight-to-the-finish competition that leaves only one question: who will come out on top? Just in time to join the back-to-school “rush” this fall, the SORORITY WARS DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.93.

Synopsis:
When beautiful and smart college freshman Katie Parker enters into pledge week on campus, she’s a shoe-in for the popular Deltas—the beloved sorority house co-founded by her own mother years ago. But when Katie opts for the less popular, but more down-to-earth, Kappas, she becomes a campus pariah and a major disappointment to her disillusioned mother. This ignites an all-out sorority war for the annual and much coveted Tri-Crown Prize.


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HOW TO ENTER?

ENTER BY EMAILING YOUR NAME, ADDRESS AND EMAIL ADDRESS TO:

CONTEST@M-TEEN.COM

PLEASE USE ‘SORORITY’ IN EMAIL SUBJECT LINE.

DEADLINE TO ENTER: December 30, 2010

*Entrants must be Memphis residents between ages 11-19. Prizes awarded by M-Teen Magazine must be picked up  at the M-Teen Magazine’s business office located at 995 S. Yates Rd, Ste. 1, Memphis, TN. Business hours are Monday-Friday, 8a-5p. Employees and their families may not enter. By entering this contest M-Teen Magazine has full rights to publish winner’s name. Entrant’s contact info is held strictly confidential and NEVER sold or shared.

tarte™ Cosmetics – Get the Look!

In Fave Beauty Products on September 27, 2010 at 3:49 pm

M-Teen staffer’s are always busy testing tons of the latest beauty products….we can’t wait to share our faves!

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M-Teen Ultimate Fave:


tarte Cosmetics

smooth operator™ micronized clay finishing powder with PM20™

We love the incredible silky texture of this powder and the way it seems to truly perfect skin upon application! It actually conceals imperfections and adds a flawless finish. We especially like to use it over our undereye concealer to lock it in place!


smooth operator™ micronized clay finishing powder with PM20™

perfects and mattifies skin, while reducing the number and size of pores by 20% after 4 weeks.

To apply, use a large fluffy brush and lightly dust the coloress/translucent finishing powder over skin alone as a treatment or over concealer and foundation to keep makeup in place and add a natural finish. Smooth operatormicronized clay finishing powder with PM20 can also be used for targeted application; use your ring finger to gently pat finishing powder over undereye or blemish concealer to keep product from migrating into fine lines, wrinkles and dried, damaged skin.

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M-teen Fave tarte Cosmetics LOOK!

get the look: odd molly spring 2011 fashion week

makeup artist: Sil Bruinsma
the look: healthy beauty with a bit of grit – a natural look with a tough, glamourous vibe
inspiration: early 60s/Brigitte Bardot

complexion:
luminous skin with a touch of bronze, creating a flushed/rosy glow

ReCreate silicone-free primer with Wrinkle Rewind technology

the eraser 4-in-1 natural concealer

smooth operator micronized clay finishing powder with PM20

park ave princess mineral powder bronzer

eyes:
a defined brow & strong, smoldering, gunmetal eyes

emphasEYES brows in taupe and medium brown

emphasEYES aqua-gel eyeliner in black

emphasEYES inner rim black eyeliner

eye couture day-to-night palette

lights, camera, lashes! 4-in-1 mascara

lips:
a dewy, stained lip

fRxtion
LipSurgence natural lip stain in envy

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30% OFF tarte ‘Fashion Week’ Collection!

get the look – how-to create your favorite makeup looks.

M·A·C Cosmetics | Dare to Wear

In Fave Beauty Products on September 9, 2010 at 1:17 pm

M-Teen staffer’s have been busy testing tons of the latest beauty products and can’t wait to share their faves!

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M-Teen Ultimate Fave:


We continually turn to M·A·C to create hip, over-the-top looks that “declare our individuality.”  We love the highly-pigmented products with one-coat colour and coverage. Check out maccosmetics.com for endless colour inspiration, makeup tips and live help from top M·A·C makeup artists!





Dare to Wear Collection

Join the brigade of loud-and-proud who daily dare to declare their own individuality. High-powered pigment and holographic pearl create a crazy-intense, shine-saturated gloss, combined with eye shadow shades as over-the-top as Lady G live! Not afraid to DARE TO WEAR? Bravo!

Eye Shadow

*Please note – colours in random order:

Louder, Please Bright fuchsia (Matte)
Free to Be Creamy true coral (Matte)
Going Bananas Soft lemon yellow (Frost)
Lime Lime green (Matte)
Sassy Grass Bright grass green (Matte)
Aqua Subdued, pale greyed aqua (Matte)
Sky Blue Robin’s egg blue (Frost)
Winkle Mid-tone cornflower blue (Satin)
Zingy Bright sky blue (Matte)
Atlantic Blue Bright violet blue (Matte)
Crazy Cool Pale frosty lavender (Veluxe Pearl)
Shock-a-holic Deep purple (Matte)
Suggested Retail Price $14.50 U.S./$17.50 CDN

Dare To Wear Lipglass

*Please note – colours in random order:

Dare to Dare Light blue pink with multi-pearl
Bold & Brash Bright red with multi-pearl
Ban This! Deep purple with multi-pearl
Gimme That! Bright fuchsia pink with pink pearl
So Bad Mid-tone coral orange with pink and gold pearl
Wind me Up Dirty bronze with pink and gold pearl
Suggested Retail Price $18.00 U.S./$21.50 CDN

M·A·C Cosmetics | Dare to Wear |.

Lily Lolo Mineral Makeup USA & Canada

In Fave Beauty Products on August 10, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Model: Shaelyn Horner            Photography: Harvey Boyd

Back To School Beauty



Make the most of your back to school look this season by adding a little extra glow to your makeup.  This autumn look works especially well for those who wear little or no makeup because it adds just enough color and sparkle to the softly blended colors avoiding the unflattering washed out chalky look of a completely matte makeup.  It’s just dark enough to work with autumn tones, but it’s not so vampy that it’s too dark, either.


How to Get the Look:

Start by using Lily Lolo Vanilla Shimmer eyeshadow on the inner corner of the eyes about half way on the top lid and under the eye as a liner about half way across the eye using a small eyeshadow brush or Q-Tip. Next, add Bronze Sparkle eyeshadow from midway on the top of the eyelid towards the end of the eye and underneath the eye stopping midway on the under eye.  To add a shape and definition on the crease of the eye lid using Honey Peach eyeshadow.  Blush with Clementine blush from the apples of the cheeks to the top of the ear on each side. Gloss with Lily Lolo Bubblegum lip gloss. To finish tap a little Vanilla Shimmer and Bronze Sparkle eye shadow into an eyeshadow lid. Next,  use the blush brush lightly to add shimmer all over the eyes, temples, and the cheek area.



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ENTER TO WIN LILY LOLO LIP GLOSS!


Lily Lolo Bubblegum Pink Lip Gloss ( Pinks Shade ) is a sparkly bubblegum pink lip gloss.

Award Winning Lily Lolo Natural Lip Gloss is packed with Vitamin E and Jojoba, natural lip gloss is good enough to eat. It’s free from harsh chemicals and leaves lips feeling moisturised and glossed to perfection.


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ENTER BY EMAILING YOUR NAME, ADDRESS AND EMAIL ADDRESS TO:

CONTEST@M-TEEN.COM

PLEASE USE ‘Lily Lolo’ IN EMAIL SUBJECT LINE.

DEADLINE TO ENTER: SEPT 30, 2010


*Entrants must be Memphis residents between ages 11-19. Prizes awarded by M-Teen Magazine must be picked up  at the M-Teen Magazine’s business office located at 995 S. Yates Rd, Ste. 1, Memphis, TN. Business hours are Monday-Friday, 8a-5p. Employees and their families may not enter. By entering this contest M-Teen Magazine has full rights to publish winner’s name. Entrant’s contact info is held strictly confidential and NEVER sold or shared.


Editorial Credits

Model: Shaelyn Horner
Photography: Harvey Boyd
Agency: Harvey and Friends Agency
http://www.harveysagency.com
Makeup Artist: Terry Akins
Makeup: http://lilylolo.us

Lily Lolo Mineral Makeup USA & Canada.

tarte – “smooth operator”

In Fave Beauty Products on July 7, 2010 at 3:05 pm

M-Teen staffer’s have been busy testing tons of the latest summer beauty products and can’t wait to share their faves!

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♥ M-Teen Ultimate Fave: This is definitely our go-to product from tarte for a totally fresh, natural, sheer and gorgeous look!
We also love the mineral-based broad-spectrum SPF 20 that protects us for hours!

smooth operator tinted moisturizer

oil-free tinted moisturizer with SPF 20

skinvigorating™ ingredients
apple extract: natural extract from the phytonutrient-rich apple has known anti-inflammatory and soothing properties
camellia extract: tea extract with powerful astringent and toning properties, rich in antioxidants, and helps reduce puffiness or inflammation
chamomile extract: rich in essential oils this natural plant extract is antiallergenic and anti-inflammatory, and has been known to treat and heal dry or damaged skin
ginkgo billoba root extract: powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals, helps prevent premature signs of aging and boosts skin circulation and collagen production
ginseng root extract: anti-inflammatory properties and has been known to promote cell metabolism
lemon extract: exhibits antiseptic and cleansing properties, and has been known to tighten skin’s elasticity
mineral pigments: colors and dyes derived from natural minerals have been know to soothe and soften the skin
orange extract: refreshing citrus oil with known regenerative properties
sodium hyaluronate: known for moisture retention to plump fine lines and wrinkles
SPF: protects skin against harmful UVA/ UVB rays
vitamin A: beneficial antioxidant that helps remove free radicals, promotes collagen production and retain moisture, which plumps fine lines and wrinkles to give the appearance of younger skin
vitamin C: antioxidant that fights free radical damage and prevents oxidative stress and premature signs of aging, while brightening skin
vitamin E: natural preservative that also acts as an anti-inflammatory emollient and protects against free radical damage
skinvigorating™ benefits
formulated without mineral oil & petrolatum
formulated without paraben
formulated without phthalates
cruelty free
formulated without sodium lauryl sulfate
formulated without synthetic dye
formulated without synthetic fragrance
dermatologist tested
green packaging

Buy tarte smooth operator Foundation SPF 20,  Online at Beauty.com.

Beautypedia.com – Paula Begoun, a.k.a., The Cosmetics Cop!

In Fave Beauty Products on June 25, 2010 at 11:22 am


♥ M-Teen Ultimate Fave: We absolutely could not live without Paula Begoun’s BEAUTYPEDIA.COM! Our “go-to” for the ultimate beauty product review!

Paula Begoun’s Beautypedia.com Expert Reviews, Beautiful Results
Starting in January 2008, women around the world will have their first glimpse of the most extensive online beauty database in the world. Beautypedia.com is the only balanced, detailed, and documented online product review guide of its kind. Paula Begoun offers more than 30,000 straightforward, comprehensive reviews of skin care and makeup product evaluations with an easy-to-use rating system. This online resource helps shoppers make wise cosmetic and skin-care decisions. For women who want to look beautiful and save money, a subscription to Beautypedia.com is a way out of the cosmetic jungle.
Beautypedia.com will include:

  • Over 35,000 product reviews (continually updated)
  • Complete ingredient listings of every skin care product in the database
  • Documented research about ingredient efficacy
  • A cosmetic ingredient dictionary of over 3,000 ingredients
  • Free introductions to each of the 300 cosmetic companies listed
  • Articles by Paula on the latest changes, discoveries, or new myths to expose.

The beauty industry is constantly changing with thousands of products launched every year and hundreds of new, exaggerated, disingenuous, and dishonest claims turning up left and right. With Beautypedia.com subscribers will have new product reviews in real time so they’ll always be up to date and armed with the knowledge that will help them take the best of their skin in what ever price range they feel comfortable shopping.

About Paula Begoun

Paula Begoun author of Don’t Go To The Cosmetics Counter Without Me, The Beauty Bible, Don’t Go Shopping for Hair Care Products Without Me, and Blue Eyeshadow Should Be Illegal, has sold over two million books on the subject of beauty and is well established as an expert in the field. She is the only person serving as an “international watchdog” of the multi-billion dollar cosmetics industry. Paula Begoun has been reporting on the beauty industry for more than 25 years. Her unique angle on the cosmetics industry has earned her nicknames such as “The Ralph Nader of Rouge,” and the “Cosmetics Cop”. She is an internationally-recognized authority as a consumer advocate for the cosmetics and hair-care industries, and is called on regularly by reporters and producers from television, magazines, and radio. Paula has a syndicated column with Knight-Ridder News Tribune Service and has appeared on hundreds of talk shows including Oprah, 20/20, Dateline NBC, The View, the Today Show, CBS This Morning, and Good Morning America. Paula Begoun is recognized by women all over the world as the most reliable source for answers to all of their beauty-related questions.
For more information about Paula Begoun and her books, visit www.CosmeticsCop.com. For information about Beautypedia, the online version of Paula’s book, visit www.Beautypedia.com.


Beautypedia: skin care and makeup reviews brought to you by Paula Begoun, a.k.a., The Cosmetics Cop and creator of Paula’s Choice..

Sephora: Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Visible Pores

In Fave Beauty Products on June 23, 2010 at 9:29 pm
♥ M-Teen Ultimate Fave: A product that TRULY does exactly what it says! It really, really works!

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The POREfessional

What it is:
A PRO balm that minimizes the appearance of pores.

What it does:
The POREfessional quickly minimizes the appearance of pores. Apply this silky, lightweight balm to achieve translucent pore coverage and smoother-than-smooth skin. Pores? Now you see ’em, now you don’t!

What else you need to know:
Oil-free. Instructions included.Size: 0.75 oz

Sephora: Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Visible Pores.

We’re Obsessed! M-Teen Staffer’s Pick Their Summer Must-Haves!

In Fave Beauty Products on June 23, 2010 at 1:21 pm

M-Teen staffer’s have been busy testing tons of the latest summer beauty products and can’t wait to share their faves!

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M-Teen Fave Collection: TO THE BEACH

The seaside has a kind of golden, sexy alchemy we’re all drawn to. This collection encapsulates it with the most soothing, sultry shades of summertime. A safe way to bronze, beautify, and get colour that looks sun-kissed. Close your eyes, and go…

To The Beach!

We especially love :

EYE SHADOW


Sand & Sun Light peach (Matte)

♥ M-Teen Ultimate Fave: MAC highly-pigmented matte eye shadows are the ultimate in velvety smooth!
Sand & Sun gives your eyes a refreshingly, delicate pop of sun-kissed colour.
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LIPSTICK


Beachbound Sheer frosted pale peach (Glaze)
Lazy Day Light dirty blue pink (Lustre)

M-Teen Ultimate Fave: Prettiest coral packaging that can be easily located if lost in the bottom of your purse! These sheer and glossy lipsticks provide the most luxurious texture and application.

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♥ M-Teen Ultimate Fave: We love, love, love Goody Hair products….all year round!

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The Goody Hair Collection



Take the M-Teen FAVE Beauty Product Survey!

In Fave Beauty Products on March 17, 2010 at 3:54 pm


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Lavanila Healthy Fragrance

In Fave Beauty Products on January 9, 2010 at 11:10 am

Lavanila Healthy Fragrance Mini Roller-Ball Set ($28) –  Perfect for the girl on the go, this travel-friendly, four piece set includes adorable miniatures of Lavanila’s cult favorite roller ball fragrances that can be worn alone or in endless combinations. Untouched by harsh chemicals and infused by nourishing botanicals, each 100% natural fragrance blends exotic essential oils with nurturing active ingredients that pamper the body and soul.


Simple Skincare

In Fave Beauty Products on December 21, 2009 at 6:10 pm

Simple Skincare


Simple never uses harsh chemicals, colours or perfumes. Using only the purest possible ingredients, you can trust the natural goodness in all our products, even on the most sensitive skin.

M-Teen Faves:

To avoid tight skin after washing use  Moisturising Foaming Facial Wash for thoroughly cleansed and nourished skin.

  • Pro-Vitamin B5 restores, softens and smoothes
  • Vitamin E moisturises and improves skin condition
  • 100% soap free so is non drying, leaves skin soft and supple
  • pH balanced so works in harmony with your skin

Remove all eye make up even waterproof mascara with non greasy Conditioning Eye Make-Up Remover that won’t sting or irritate your eyes.

  • Pro-Vitamin B5 restores, softens and smoothes
  • 100% oil free so no greasy residue
  • Opthalmologically tested so suitable for contact lens wearers

125mL

NO PERFUME, NO COLOUR
NO UNNECESSARY or HARSH CHEMICALS so it won’t upset your skin

Dermatologically Tested and Approved

AVAILABLE NOW:  NYC Duane Reade Drug Stores

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