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Shapes and colors to welcome 2008

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Goodbye 2007 and welcome 2008.  And what will the fashion and beauty trend hold in the coming new year?  According to the experts, shapes and colors will dominate the scene.

Clothing fashion will transit from funky to refine and you should be seen in clothes that show off your shape like fitted tops, belted dresses and trousers with higher waistbands.  So unless you’re pregnant, you want to throw high-waisted baby doll dresses, shapeless tunics as well as any micro-miniskirts and extremely low-rise jeans out of your wardrobe. 

Tips to optimize your facial moisturizer

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Image credit: Kim Hee-Seon for DHC Korea Commercial

We all know that moisturizers are a key component of basic skin care and they ought to be applied to our face after each cleansing and toning as one of the crucial steps to keeping skin youthful and healthy.  Moisturizers provide an immediate relief especially to dry skin and some are said to have anti-aging properties.  But do we really know how moisturizers work and the best ways to optimize them?

Tsi~La natural and organic perfume

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Last week, I mentioned in my entry Alternatives To Synthetic Fragrance that plant-based aromatic compounds such as pure essential oils are healthier choices as synthetic fragrances can contain chemical compounds with harmful ingredients such as neurotoxins, allergens and phthalates. 

Coincidentally, I later received a press release introducing me to Tsi~La Natural Eau de Parfum Mini which is made with 100% natural plant essence and contain no alcohol, preservatives, artificial fragrances or colorings.  

Are hypoallergenic cosmetics safer?

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With more consumers complaining of having sensitive skin, we also see an increase in cosmetics and skin care products being labeled as hypoallergenic, which are supposedly less likely to cause allergic reactions according to manufacturers’ claims. Such products are therefore said to be gentler or safer for sensitive skin compared to other non-hypoallergenic cosmetics.

Is this really true? Well, apparently not.