halloween makeup

Black ooze and other scary skincare trends

halloween makeupBee venom, syringes, black ooze and ingredients that are literally “out of this world” might seem like scary products to use on your face—but they are trending as this falls’ top beauty must-haves!

Bee venom, for instance, works to reverse the effects of aging by encouraging the stimulation of natural collagen and elastin. Meteorite powder—a scientific discovery of a natural mineral extracted from celestial bodies—has been known to be extremely rich in calcium, iron and magnesium. And of course, black liquidssuch as Black Onyx – touted as an anti-aging ingredient.

So, in honor of the day of the dead, here are few scary skincare trends that may have been too spooky to try, but are now within reach if you have deeper pockets!

SYRINGES
Nobody really likes shots, but syringes in skincare are a great way to give your skin the immediate results you are looking for, presented in a unique way! The ViperLift Bio Syringe is infused with vitamin E and Sodium Hyaluronate and this one of a kind formula helps reduce the look of deep wrinkles with an innovative formulation and advanced application method. ($700, Venofye.com)

METEORITE POWDER
Meteorite powder has fascinated scientists and researchers for quite some time. Celestolite’s meteorite powder is a vegan ingredient which is derived from meteorites found in Morocco that is a natural mineral extracted from celestial bodies. The Celestolite Cosmic Firming Serum is a uniquely enriched formula with sodium hyaluronate, vitamin C and vitamin A that’s been shown to offer skin with a tighter, smoother feel. ($800, Celestolite.com)

BLACK OOZE
Pitch black ooze can definitely seem weird as part of your beauty regimen! The Lionesse Gem Black Onyx Mask has an instant warming effect to help eliminate dirt, oils and other skin damaging pollutants. Infused with Sweet Almond Oil the skin will feel immediately softer to the touch. ($1,000, LionesseGem.com)

BEE VENOM
Experts believe that bee venom essentially fools your skin into believing that it has been stung, which sends it in an overdrive of collagen production and skin tightening. The Queen Bee Facial Peeling is infused with bee venom and designed to provide an intense yet gentle facial cleanse, to help keep skin supple. It combines other ingredients to assist with reducing the appearance of expression lines and wrinkles, leaving your skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. ($175, Venofye.com)

The future of caring for your skin with SkinBetter

We’ve heard it all before, our skin needs all the care we can give, and the best way for us to be able to ensure that our skin stays healthy in our latter years is to begin taking care of it now. But where exactly do we start, and how? There are so many general guides out there that say the same things: use sunscreen, exfoliate, and moisturize. But people often forget that there’s more to it than that, as everyone has different skin and may encounter different skin-related problems in their lives. Continue reading

Beauty Cabinet Innovations | Silicone Toothbrushes, Scalp Scrubs and more!


Your morning and night routine just got more inspired – and innovative. From futuristic silicone toothbrushes to toothpaste that puts you to sleep – even curling irons that can detect the flick of your wrist and rotate accordingly, these fresh finds rival what Judy Jetson would keep in her beauty arsenal.

Check out my recent segment on the PIX Morning News where I show off some of these cool new bathroom innovations.

Foreo Issa  ($199) is a silicone toothbrush that is ultra-hygienic and gentle on the gums, the brush head lasts all year and one charge is good for 365 uses! Continue reading

hi-tech beauty

Summer’s Hottest Hi-Tech Beauty on NBC’s New York LIVE


From a device that sees inside your skin and recommends the most effective products, a wearable that keeps tabs on your sun exposure, to invisible sunscreen, I had an awesome time spotlight some of the techiest summer beauty products on New York LIVE.

OKU Personal Skin Coach, $250 at getOKU.com
OKU is a techie personal trainer for your skin. It reads 2mm underneath the surface of your skin and measures elasticity, oil, texture and more, then outlines a personalized lifestyle and diet plan and will recommend products that have worked for your “skin twins” (those that have skin just like yours all across the country!). Over time the crowdsourcing of this data will make it even smarter and help you avoid expensive good-for-nothin’ purchases at Sephora.  Continue reading