The science of beauty: 7 breakthrough products to try now

When the world of beauty and technology collide, amazing products result. We’ve sampled a crop of the latest and greatest anti-aging, make-you-look-years-younger beauty aids, everything from home use facial hair removal kits that eliminate irritation to a serum that makes hair instantly thicker! Here are seven breakthrough products worth trying:


A recent survey determined that 18 million women are more concerned with their facial hair than their finances. So Olay capitalized on this fear and came out with their new Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal Duo which thanks to a special protective balm you apply at the top of the treatment leaves you with zero redness and irritation when the under 10 minute hair removal session wraps up. The waxing/threading community can be none too happy with this innovation, as I tried it and it totally works.

Rodial just debuted its Drop a Dress Size in 10 Days Crash Diet Kit at Nordstrom last week and the 3 step kit married to a sensible diet and exercise has me wrapping my DVF wrap dress a little tighter. (So you know Rodial is my new bestie!)

Urban Decay always puts a smile on my face with its creative packaging, and with Pocket Rocket , it’s not so much the lip gloss formula that they reinvented, but the packaging that makes you sit up and take notice! You undress the dude on the gloss wand with the flick of your wrist combining two of my fave things: lip gloss and naked men! This is the perfect conversation starter and ice breaker when you’re some place new!

Skinceuticals is buzzing over its new AOX + Eye Gel. This breakthrough serum-in-a-gel contains a synergistic antioxidant combination to protect the eye area from oxidative stress. A state-of-the-art gelifier enables the proven antioxidant trio to be formulated in solution at an acidic pH within an open matrix delivery system for maximum penetration and efficacy (did you get all of that sci-fi?).

In the de-stress category, I’m becoming a fast fan of Stephanie Whittier’s T spheres inner beauty patent pending massage balls which you can use in your car, on a plane or just about anywhere. Find a wall, a chair or the floor and place the aromatherapy scented balls against whichever part of your body has tension and roll out the knot. It helps everything from PMS to poor circulation to tired feet!

I was recently watching an episode of The Doctors and they did a segment on Amino Genesis Cocoon Body Lotion ‘s ability to heal even the worst dry, cracked heels. So I’ve been giving it a try and I am hooked! Using newly pioneered techniques, 17 plant-derived amino acids have been painstakingly purified then blended in a process known as low energy emulsion technology. For the first time ever, this enabled life-giving free form amino acids to be assembled into a stable cohesive, non-greasy formula that would remain stable and not break down or separate over time. Genius!

Finally, Viviscal recently got some love from both Dr. Oz and Tabatha Coffey on a recent episode of The Dr. Oz Show for its Extra Strength Hair Nutrition Dietary Supplement . It’s aimed specifically at promoting existing hair growth when women are suffering temporary thinning hair. The key ingredient is the exclusive AminoMar C™ – a rich protein compound of marine extracts blended with organic, soluble silica and fortified with vitamin C. Amino acids are the basic structural building units of proteins and are essential in the formation of the hair structure. Viviscal provides those essential nutrients to nourish your hair naturally from within.

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