Black grape extract may help solve many of your skin woes, but it must be used with caution

Black grapes are not only healthy but are also gaining popularity as a skincare ingredient. Known for their velvety appearance and sweet flavour, they are loaded with a number of vitamins and minerals. According to Namita Pandharipande, cosmetologist, R&D personal care, Netsurf Communications said, black grapes have antioxidant properties, including proanthocyanidins and resveratrol, which give protection against UV radiation, while its vitamin C levels ensure the renewal of skin cells.

“Additionally, they also aid in the removal of age spots and wrinkles, and can even strengthen the skin’s elasticity and enhance blood circulation, resulting in healthy, radiant skin. Other benefits include fighting conditions such as eczema and skin cancer due to the anthocyanins present in the fruit,” Pandharipande told

However, one should exercise caution when using black grape extract due to the health risks associated with them. According to the National Centre for Complementary and Integrative Health, the black grape extract may be harmful for the following reasons:

*Black grape extract may increase the risk of bruising and bleeding in those with bleeding disorders, however, it is unclear whether it is a major risk.
*Those taking blood-thinning medications such as warfarin or aspirin are at increased risk for cardiovascular diseases. They are advised to not consume black grape seed extract.

Other than that, if you are allergic to black grapes or their extract, then it would be wise to avoid it. “However, if you plan to use black grape extract directly onto your skin, begin with a patch test. You can do the patch test on inconspicuous areas of your skin, like your wrist or ankle. Wait for 24 hours to ensure that your skin has no adverse reaction to the extract and can handle it,” advised Pandharipande, highlighting that if you are allergic to the extract, you might

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Bobbi Brown, 65, Shares Her ‘Favorite’ Sunscreen for a ‘Velvety Finish’

  • Bobbi Brown shares her go-to sunscreen, the Supergoop! Play Everyday Lotion.
  • The water- and sweat-resistant SPF 50 sunblock is also loved by reviewers for its hydrating, fast-absorbing formula.
  • Brown reveals her go-to products for her self-care routine.

When it comes to beauty and makeup, Bobbi Brown knows best. From her favorite cream to hydrate dry skin to the one product she recommends for a younger-looking neck, the 65-year-old makeup artist has all the best advice from decades of knowledge in the beauty industry—which is why we’re always taking notes whenever she shares a new favorite pick. Lucky for us, Brown has recently revealed another of her go-to products: the Supergoop! Play Everyday Lotion.

Supergoop! PLAY Everyday Lotion

PLAY Everyday Lotion

Supergoop! PLAY Everyday Lotion

Credit: Supergoop!

In a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Brown shared the details of her daily self-care routine—and when asked about the beauty products she had used that day, the makeup mogul revealed that she had only put on one: sunscreen. Specifically, she relies on the Supergoop! Play Everyday Lotion for protecting her skin every day.

In fact, Brown had previously touted her love for the very same sunscreen to The Shop Edit in 2022, as one of the beauty products she thinks every woman needs. “Sunscreen is a must every day (not just in the summer) and SuperGoop! is one of my favorites,” she told the outlet at the time. “This sunscreen goes on clear and smooth, leaving my skin with a velvety finish.”

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Powered with SPF 50, the Supergoop! sunscreen comes in the form of a lightweight, fast-absorbing daily lotion that’s suitable for all skin types. Not only does it provide protection from UV rays, it also helps hydrate and nourish

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Project Best Life | Skin Care in the Harsh Winter Months

In Western New York, we face the reality of dry skin every winter, without fail. From the dry cold winter air outside to the dry air from our furnaces inside, it’s important to think about staying hydrated in the dry season. Keeping your skin and your body hydrated and healthy has many benefits.

Dehydrated skin could crack and create a pathway for germs and irritants to enter your body. Plus hydrating your skin slows down the appearance of aging, helps prevent acne, and is just less itchy and more comfortable.

Of course the first step to hydration is drinking plenty of water and hydrating beverages and foods. But if you need a boost, Project Best Life spoke to several experts in the area who know exactly how to help!

Averi Wachowiak gives Jordan a hydra treatment

If you’re looking to revamp your home care regimen or just add in a few more hydrating products to your routine, Elite Esthetics is here for you. The studio opened in 2020 and offers everything from lash lifts to enzyme therapy, and of course the Face Reality program.

“I tell all of my clients whether they’re in acne boot camp or not that Face Reality is a great line for just basic skin care in general” Owner Averi Wachowiak said. This includes products like cleanser, toner, moisturizer, etc. Face Reality is often focused on acne-prone clients, but the studio has another esthetician who partners with the Eminence line which Averi says is a great option for those who are less concerned with acne and more concerned with the appearance of aging and general hydration.

The two products from the Face Reality line that Averi recommends for the dry season are Hydrabalance hydrating gel and the Hydracalm Mask. When you’re feeling really dry you can create a “Hydrabalance sandwich,” as Averi calls

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Ways to Save on your skincare in Central Georgia

Here are six tips on how you can save money on your skin care routine.

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — People strive to have good hygiene every day. From brushing your teeth to washing your face. If you’re eager to have a skincare routine but don’t know where to start, here are 6 tips to improve your everyday skincare routine.

1. Don’t waste product

Many cleansers, moisturizers, and cream products recommend a pea to dime size amount of product. If you buy a big jar or tube of a skin product, you’ll run the risk of running out sooner and having to buy more. Hailey Haywood, master cosmetologist at Spa 22 in Warner Robins says you don’t need too much. 

“Just depending on your skin type, I think skin is a lot of trial and error so you definitely want to see what works best for you, but you aren’t going to want to overload your face with product. And in the long run that saves you money.,” Haywood said.

2. Go with generic body wash

You don’t have to buy the name brand that can cost almost $15. They all lather, make you smell nice, and hydrate the skin. However, brands like Sauve can be found at Walmart for around $3.

3. Use petroleum jelly

Maybe you’ve heard of Vaseline but you can use it for dry skin and small cuts. It has many uses like treating diaper rashes, preventing chaffing, and rehydrating nails.

4. Try the three-step approach

Many skin care routines include a cleanser, an exfoliant, a serum, a spot treatment, an eye cream, a toner, a moisturizer, and a protectant. However, the American Academy of Dermatology suggests having a cleanser, moisturizer, and protectant. Sarah Le’Valley says you can go to a two-step which

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Many personal care products contain harmful chemicals, here’s what to do about it

Written by Knvul Sheikh


Every day, we use soaps, lotions, deodorants, hair products and cosmetics on various parts of our bodies. But in recent years, an increasing number of reports have raised concerns about many of them.

Researchers have found dangerous levels of mercury in skin lightening and anti-aging creams; they’ve linked chemicals in hair dyes and straighteners to breast and uterine cancer; they’ve traced fragrances in soaps and shampoos to poor semen quality and fertility issues. Most American children are also exposed to toxic chemicals — from a wide variety of sources — that may be a cause of learning and developmental disorders, obesity and asthma.

To be sure, not all chemicals are bad for your health. And you’re just as likely to encounter unsafe chemicals in processed foods and drinks, home furnishings and even prescription medicines as you are in personal care products. But low doses of iffy chemicals can add up over time and with exposure to multiple products, said Dr. Shruthi Mahalingaiah, an assistant professor of environmental, reproductive and women’s health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Cosmetics and personal care products are notoriously under regulated. Companies often spruce up labels with words like “naturally derived,” “nontoxic” and “clean” — which sound good but are basically just marketing terms. How is the average consumer supposed to sort through which chemicals might do them harm?

Even experts do not always agree on how much exposure to a chemical is too much. And tests to check individual exposure levels are extremely limited. But researchers say that people should choose products that don’t increase overall exposure to toxins when and where they can. This is particularly important when the body is undergoing crucial cellular and hormonal changes, like

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Sean Garette Drops His Skin Care Routine

Sean Garette is not a regular esthetician—he’s a cool esthetician. As the founder of Sean Garette Skin Spa, Garette obviously believes in a good skin care routine, but he also understands that some people may not have the time, money, or energy to give 100% every day and night. 

“We all have very busy lives, especially during times when we have more events, more things going on,” he tells Glamour. “So I like to tell people to give themselves a little bit of leeway, to not be so obsessive and restrictive about your routine, especially when you’re having fun and enjoying life.”

Garette’s grounded approach to skin care made him a trusted skinfluencer to his 120,000 social media followers. His work and commitment to amplifying skin care for people of color caught the attention of Dior Beauty, who named him the brand’s official skin care expert last year. “I think what makes a good skin care brand is their commitment to healthy skin, which a lot of brands are just starting to catch on to,” Garette says. ”When I was younger, it was all about stripping, drying, mattifying. Brands are coming back to nourishing the skin barrier and thinking about health, which has always been Dior’s message.”

Running his own business, Garette knows a thing or two about being busy. During New York Fashion Week last week, he attended a slew of parties and events, which took a toll on his skin. “I never wear makeup in normal life,” he says. “But for events and photos, you want your skin look a lot better, so I usually wear a little bit of concealer or powder. I do make sure I’m cleansing and doing some kind of skin care routine, but it’s usually a pared-down version of what

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‘Ozempic Face’: How Weight Loss Changes the Skin, and the Treatments That Can Help

Various treatments can help improve skin after weight loss, and the right approach for you depends on your needs.

Dermal Fillers

Juvéderm and Restylane Dermal filler is one of the most effective and instant fixes for loss of volume as a result of facial weight loss, Shafer says. Of those, hyaluronic acid fillers, including Juvéderm and Restylane, are the most popular. There are a few different types of dermal filler.

For the cheeks, Shafer suggests Juvéderm Voluma XC, and for the jawline he recommends Juvéderm Volux XC, which are both approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for adding volume to these specific areas. (Volux is the only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler for the jawline.)

“While these are not permanent fixes, the dermal fillers, when injected by experienced injectors, can give very nice and natural results,” Shafer says.

The FDA approved Restylane Contour for the midface and cheeks in 2021 and Restylane Lift in 2018 for cheek augmentation and correction of age-related midface contour deficiencies.

Results from these types of fillers can last between six months and two years, “but ‘lasting’ does not mean the full effect is present for the entire time,” Shafer notes. “If a filler is said to last two years, I suggest topping up after one year. So if you did two syringes to reach your full effect during your initial treatment then you may need one syringe annually to maintain the results. Everyone’s body metabolizes differently, so patients need to understand that a filler may last longer or shorter in different people.”

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of hyaluronic acid filler (including Juvéderm and Restylane, is $684 per syringe. But facial fillers “aren’t a beauty procedure in which you can expect to find a

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6 Tips To Take Care Of Acne Prone Skin In Spring, Expert Weighs In

If you have acne, spring can be mixed for you. While the change to warmer weather
is nice, it can be difficult on your sensitive skin. More clogged pores and severe
acne can result from higher temperatures, more humidity, and more sun exposure.

People with sensitive skin often have issues with the arrival of spring, including allergic reactions, rashes, pimples, and acne. Seasonal changes, air pollution, and pollen in the atmosphere could be to blame. The skin is one of the first body organs to be affected by strong skin irritants, which can result in issues like skin sensitivity, rash, allergic or irritative reactions, breakouts like acne, and other issues.

Acne Prone Skin skincare

Applying blemish-busting solutions is only one aspect of caring for skin that is prone to breakouts. It may also involve a change in lifestyle or maybe a new and better skincare regimen. As winter gives way to spring, our skin is exposed less to the chilly, dry air and more to the humid air, warmer temperatures, and more sunlight. Sweating and more oil on your skin’s surface might increase acne flare-ups if you are prone to them. 

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We spoke to Shahnaz Husain, beauty expert and founder of Shahnaz Husain Group, and asked her to share some home remedies for acne-prone skin during spring:-

  • Many natural ingredients have an astringent effect and help to close pores and thus help acne-prone skin. Green tea is a good astringent toner. Soak green tea leaves or a tea bag in hot water for half an hour. Cool, strain and apply the liquid on the skin.


  • Sandalwood paste can be applied in eruptive conditions. Or, mix sandalwood with a little rose water and apply it to the entire area. Wash
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Celebrity Makeup Artist Pati Dubroff’s Glow-Boosting Skin Routine

Whoa, your skin is amazing—what’s your secret? That’s the question we ask cool people around the world in our Skincare Diaries series. This time around, it’s makeup artist to the stars Pati Dubroff’s turn. Read on for all her glow-getting tricks and product picks.

You might not be familiar with Pati Dubroff’s name, but you’ve definitely seen her work. The Hollywood makeup artist has been painting A-list faces for decades now, getting stars ready for countless red carpets, cover shoots and TV appearances. Margot Robbie’s perennially flawless, is-this-woman-an-angel-or-something makeup? That’s all her. Dubroff’s enviable client roster also includes Elizabeth Olsen, Kirsten Dunst, Priyanka Chopra, Kaia Gerber—the list goes on. 


But while she may be famous for her mastery of makeup, for Dubroff, everything starts with skincare. She’s known to spend a good chunk of time carefully prepping the skin, massaging and moisturizing and massaging some more until she achieves a perfectly plump canvas. “Every time I work with someone, whether they’re 19 or 59, I see the difference in what their skin looks like after—it’s so incredible,” she says. “It’s definitely become what my clients expect of me.” Here, Dubroff lets us in on her skin-transforming secrets and lets us peek at her product stash.

How has your relationship to skincare evolved?

“As a younger person, I was very blessed with good skin, so I would take care of it, but I didn’t have to put too much focus on it. Then, when I got into my early twenties, I started developing psoriasis patches, which were directly related to what was going on with my health and wellbeing. That was really one of my first cues that I really needed to pay attention to what my skin was saying because it was telling me a bigger story. It was reflecting

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