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Glutathione IV for skin lightening? 0

Over the past year, intravenously injecting high levels of glutathione has been trending at skin spas around the UK and, to a lesser extent, the US, with the promise of lightening hyperpigmentation faster and with fewer side effects than the traditional topical lighteners, such as hydroquinone.

But is glutathione really a panacea for sun and acne damaged skin?

  • Elizabeth Quesnelle

There's no such thing as a safe tan. 0

From US News and World Report: The International Agency for Research on Cancer – an affiliate of the World Health Organization – has categorized indoor tanning devices in its list of Group 1 carcinogens. Other group members include plutonium exposure, ultraviolet radiation from the sun and cigarette smoking.
  • Elizabeth Quesnelle

Are Your Make-Up Brushes Making Your Skin Worse? 0

Our skin is positively teeming with bacteria, some beneficial, some not so much. We keep this in check by using appropriate cleansers and through serums and creams that add an oxygen molecule to the area (the bacteria found in acne lesions is anaerobic and HATES oxygen).

But those steps can be rendered ineffectual if you don't clean your make-up brushes.

  • Elizabeth Quesnelle

Retinol Skincare Products With Fewer Side Effects Are All The Rage 0

Interested in retinol and what it can do for your skin, but worried about sensitivity? Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Style Editor, Sara Bauknecht, recently asked our own Liz Quesnelle and 2 other experts on this subject:

Retinol skincare products with fewer side effects are all the rage
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Rodial Glamolash XXL Mascara is Back in Stock! 0

The best mascara is back in stock at The Gilded Girl!

Achieve supercharged volume with Rodial's Glamolash Mascara XXL in Black. Glamolash XXL is a long-wear formula that ensures eyelashes are maximized from day to night. Contains beeswax for lash conditioning, carnauba wax for even adherence to prevent clumping and soluable collagen to provide full body to lashes with added shine. Stock up on it HERE

You won't believe your eyes.
  • Elizabeth Quesnelle

What To Expect (From Your Skin Care) When You're Expecting 0

Being anglophiles, we were so excited to see that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child in Spring 2019. Our first thought was: "Oh, please be a ginger baby!". Our second? "Meghan is going to have to switch up her skin care!".

Good skin care is important during pregnancy as the changes in hormones can significantly impact the skin. Since some skin care ingredients can reach the blood stream and affect the developing fetus, it is imperative that women understand what they can and cannot safely use during pregnancy.

What to avoid:
  • Elizabeth Quesnelle