Skin care products are spiked with the extract of the cruciferous seed for an incredibly hydrating, soothing, antioxidant-driven result without irritation. And lest you think broccoli seed oil is superficial, studies are revealing this powerhouse may prevent UV radiation-induced cancer.

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Despite continually heightened awareness about the sun’s harmful effects, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) finds that most people apply only 25 to 50 percent of the sunscreen needed. And though doctors struggle with how little we use, it’s what we use that keeps them up at night. But not for long.

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Though we know very well that good sleep is vital for good health, we have been in the dark about the beauty benefits of silk pillowcases — until now.

Purportedly, Jackie Onassis slept on a silk pillowcase — with her hair ensconced in a silk scarf — to maintain her blowouts. Since her era, we have learned that silk pillowcases can do far more than maintain a perfect coif.

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Fresh-faced makeup free looks continue to trend, yet the $8 billion cosmetics industry continues to throw shade(s) our way. Can we, as aging women, consider the no makeup look? Of course we can!

The #nomakemovement on Instagram is 15 million strong — and there's you should disregard the notion that a bare face equates to giving up, no longer caring, or being too tired to both. Au contraire.

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Hair removal has long been an integral part of beauty routines. As we age, we require the razor less, but hormonal changes can cause a lady to sprout chin hair or seen increase of facial fuzz — and she might begin to wonder if she should shave her face.

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Though oils are not new to the beauty counter, there is still little information about squalane. A synthetic version of a substance called squalene, an effective emollient and antioxidant that naturally occurs in the body and diminishes with age, squalene was historically used by doctors to treat wounds and skin problems. But it came to the forefront of beauty with Korean skin care.

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Move over, coconut oil, there's a new sheriff in town. An elixir for generations — some date the plant's history back 6,000 years — castor oil has slid from the back of the medicine cabinet to the forefront of our beauty regimen, enhancing skin, hair, nails, and even eyelashes.

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With all the noise and attention due outward these days, we're ready for a little solace and self-reflection — time spent inward, one may say. And while we are all for advocating heavy-hitting thought-provoking ideas and insights, sometimes (read: now) we need a bit of quiet refuge to indulge.

The perfect guilty pleasure? A little bit of beauty listening.
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Once a dreaded condition synonymous with aging, natural gray hair is now celebrated — even envied — by the young and older alike. But even if you are among the 75 percent of women ages 16 to 65 who color their strands, according to a Statistic Brain Research Institute study, your hair may show other telltale signs of aging. With new technology in hair care, you no longer have to simply brush them off.

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Read our lips: Between volume loss and deepening vertical lines, your kisser ages faster than the rest of your face. There are no creams, beauty rituals, or supplements that really help. At some point, not even the most dynamic lip liner can disguise the issues. But thanks to hyaluronic acid-based lip injections, if a prettier pout is on your agenda, you can have just that — without looking like a cast member of The Real Housewives.

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Until recently the only way to truly lift sagging skin was to cut. Unless you went the filler route à la Lara Flynn Boyle. Even the “celebrity lift” required incisions. But no more.
Sculptra Aesthetic, Europe’s first facial filler, is on the rise in the US. Literally.

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The key to beauty is knowing when to take on a trend, and when to leave it on the runway:

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As the inaugural lazy summer weekend is upon us, collecting the essentials for our beach bag has become job one. Don’t head to the beach without these indispensables:

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No matter how committed you are to following Gwyneth Paltrow’s enviable lifestyle as cataloged in GOOP, we recognize the reality of needing to find the “steal” items versus splurging at every turn. Case in point:

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The old adage “Less is More” is never more true than with beauty. We’ve all been guilty of -- or at least witnessed – excess: foundation that creates “the great divide” (aka rimming a pale neck and brown visage); nasal arresting fragrance, and self-tanner surplus. Just to name a few.

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Whether you gravitate toward their jeans and sweaters, or the more formal blazers and tux attire, there’s nothing like snagging boyfriend garb.  Cozy and sexy, not to mention a time-honored tradition since Coco Chanel stole her own beau’s attire, borrowing from the boys has become widespread.

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