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August 20 2014

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Perricone’s Incredible, Wearable Egg

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perricone-ovmEGGSHELL MEMBRANE (eg-shel mem-bran)/ n./ 1. A thin layer between the egg white and the eggshell meant to protect and nourish the interior; / 2./ Used as a remedy for joint and connective tissue disorders (such as arthritis and lupus), this natural remedy contains glycosaminoglycans and proteins, like collagen, that help with pain and improve flexibility; / 3./ The U.S. food industry produces 150,000 tons of eggshell waste per year, but developments in technology have allowed for the shell to be separated from the protein-rich membrane; / 4./ In skincare, this ingredient is said to increase firmness, minimize discoloration, and treat fine lines—minus any peeling, irritation, or photosensitivity, e.g., “Treat aches and erase age spots with eggshell membrane.”

Try it: Perricone MD OVM, $165, qvc.com

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