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By Ashkan On Thursday, July 24th, 2014
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Goldfaden, MD Doctor’s Scrub

Skincare has been trending toward making medical grade products more attainable as in over the counter. I recently called various dermatology clinics to average the cost of a microdermabrasion treatment and it roughly More...

By Ashkan On Thursday, July 17th, 2014
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Palladio Herbal Foundation Primer

A good primer can cost between $30-$40, but they don’t need to be that much to create that velvety finish. Palladio Herbal Foundation Primer ($12) is an affordable, mass retail product that works on par with expensive, More...

By Ashkan On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C BB Serum

It isn’t often that I venture into mass retail skincare. Not because I’m a brand snob, but I am particular about quality of ingredients. I have been amazed by the Finnish line Lumene for a while and I can find More...

By Ashkan On Thursday, March 6th, 2014
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Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream

I definitely raised an eyebrow when I came across Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream, especially in the middle of winter, bundled up beneath layers. It’s hard to think about illuminating your body during a More...

By Ashkan On Thursday, January 30th, 2014

L’Occitane Ambre & Santal

For years, I really wanted to like L’Occitane fragrances. All the aromas are outstanding …for about 15 minutes, and then the scent evaporates. I gave it one more shot (third times the charm, right?) with L’Occitane’s More...

By Ashkan On Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Radical Skincare Peptide Infused Antioxidant Serum

How do you get your products into Barney’s (and global distribution) without advertising, glitzy packaging or celebrity endorsements? The old fashioned way: word of mouth otherwise known as “it works!” This More...

By Ashkan On Thursday, January 9th, 2014
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L’Occitane Repairing Mask

My friend and I each have very different hair needs. I keep my hair short to shaven and she is constantly bleaching her hair to the point of extra crispy. I got my hands on a once discontinued-back-by-popular-demand More...

By Ashkan On Thursday, December 19th, 2013
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Hada Labo: Anti-Aging Hydrator and Protecting Day Lotion

According to their website, a Hada Labo skincare product is sold every two seconds in Japan. Hada Labo is the first Japanese skincare line to hit mass retailers in the U.S. You can pick it up at Ulta or Walgreen’s. More...

By Ashkan On Thursday, November 28th, 2013
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Orico London Skin Jive Revving Body Exfoliator

Sometimes we intend to do all the right things, but still don’t meet expectations. Orico London is a British skin care line designed to combat the effects of urban living on the skin such as pollution. While the More...

By Ashkan On Thursday, November 14th, 2013

L’Occitane Sublime Beauty Cream

Almost two years ago, I discovered beauty balms/creams. I still feel they are supremely underrated as products. I get a sunscreen, moisturizer, primer and concealer all in one saving me hundreds of dollars, and More...