Dr Oz: Anti-Aging Secrets the Beauty Industry Does Not Want You To Know
Dr. Oz brought in two experts to reveal secrets the beauty industry does not want you to know, beginning with the fact there is no such thing as a “face lift in a bottle.” Perry Romanowski, a cosmetic chemist, says the reality is these types of products are great moisturizers for the skin, but they are simply not able to penetrate the skin enough to have the effect they are promising.
Dr Oz: Retin-A Cream
Lora Condon, a cosmetics expert, says Retin-A was originally recommended as a treatment for acne, but has now become a superstar for anti-aging because of the amazing results it provides.
Dr Oz: What Does “Dermatologist Approved” Mean?
Perry Romanowski explained “Dermatologist Approved” simply means the product was approved by one dermatologist who was paid by the company to try it. It does not mean all dermatologists have approved the product.
Dr Oz: What Is a Puffery Claim?
The next myth Dr. Oz and his experts are busting is one related to the term “hypoallergenic” and the promise it will protect you from breakouts. Perry explained the term can basically be used however a company wants to use it because the FDA has not set a specific definition for “hypoallergenic,” which is known in the industry as a “puffery” term. A puffery term is basically something that sounds good, but does not really mean anything at all. Lora Condon says to avoid products who list fragrance, alcohol or lanolin in their ingredients because they could all cause a problem if you are prone to breakouts.
Dr Oz: Do Eye Creams Work?
The next secret Dr. Oz shared is that eye creams are just “glorified” moisturizers. While many of us believe eye creams will improve the appearance of our face in that area, Perry Romanowski says they are a waste of money. He says if you look closely at the labels of moisturizers and eye creams you will see little, if not no, difference at all. Instead he recommends buying creams that specifically contain vitamin A or retinyl palmitate to see the best results.
Dr Oz: Can Mascara Make Your Lashes Look Longer?
Lora Condon, a makeup artist, is very frustrated by the fact cosmetic companies are able to get away with using false eyelashes in mascara ads. She says mascara is never going to give you the look of having longer eyelashes. She recommends applying eyelash primer to make your lashes to make them look thicker before applying your regular mascara.
Dr Oz: Borage Oil Review
Lora Condon shared a few $5 anti-aging solutions that will help you wipe five years off your face and body.
Borage Oil Supplement– Open capsule and apply on face. (a little goes a long way). Look for softgels at a vitamin store.
Meadowfoam Seed – Lora Condon believes this is the next big thing for your lips. She says it is wonderful for moisturizing and comes in a lip balm at Sephora for $5.
Dr Oz: Home Remedy For Dark Eye Circles
- 3 tablespoons fresh parsley
- 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
Pulse everything in a food processor or blender and apply under your eyes for 15-20 minutes to help reduce dark circles. Rinse with warm water.
Dr Oz: L’Oreal Feria Wild Ombre Review
Are you tired of spending a lot of money at the hair salon? If so, you will want to hear celebrity stylist Rodney Cutler’s advice to treat your hair at home for a fraction of the cost at a salon.
Ombre – This is a big trend with celebrities right now that you can achieve with an $11 purchase of L’Oreal Feria Wild Ombre Color Kit.
Pureology Super Relaxing Serum – Rodney says this is a wonderful way to straighten your hair at home for just $20. It will fight off humidity and keep your hair smooth and straight, while adding a little shine.
Clairol Perfect10 – Coloring your hair at home can be intimidating, especially if you have gray hair, so Rodney Cutler recommends Clairol Perfect10. For just $11 a package it does the job in only 10 minutes!
Dr Oz: How Well Do You Know Your Body?
- What is the fastest growing hair on the body? Moustache
- What body part has thick skin that is highly tolerant to pain? The elbow
- What body part is technically a scar, but we all have one? Belly button
- What body part contains 600 kinds of bacteria? The tongue