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April 19 2014

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3 posts tagged "Clarisonic Skin Care Brush"

The 411: Susien Chong Of Lover

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Susien-ChongLover, the Aussie brand started by couple Susien Chong and Nic Briand, has, since launching as a stall in Bondi Market in 2001, cultivated an ardent following among fashion types thanks in great part to the line’s consistent and clear identity. They are the forebearers of an aesthetic that we’ve come to think of as “new romantic”—endless swaths of dense French laces and silks (plus, in their forthcoming Fall/Winter Chorus collection, some seriously gorgeous leather) combined with sharp, thoughtful tailoring. Lover’s signature femininity and playful irreverence has made it a favorite of not just the editorial set, but also famous style heavyweights like Michelle Williams, Alexa Chung, and the inimitable Miss Kim Gordon. Here Chong, who happens to be as preternaturally cool as the women who favor her clothing, shares what’s in her own beauty and wellness toolbox.

The Escape: Qualia, Hamilton Island, Great Barrier Reef
“My partner Nic and I escaped to this oasis in March and experienced the ultimate luxury getaway. Our private villa was perched right in the bushland amongst exotic local flora and fauna and came complete with our own private infinity pool and uninterrupted views of the reef. We cried the day we had to leave but vowed to make it a regular yearly escape.”
For more information, see www.qualia.com.au.

The Jogging Path: Central Park
“Central Park shot right to the top of my list of running locations on a recent trip to New York. Peace and tranquility are not words that usually spring to my mind about New York, but it does exist here! I like to head to the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir; the gravel surface is a little softer on the knees than tarmac. Watching the ducks paddle by whilst the sun rises is pure magic!”

The Mani Haven: Bellissimo Nails & Spa
“This salon has a killer hand massage that comes with manicures and pedicures, plus an impossible selection of colors to choose from.”
125 Fourth Ave., NYC, (212) 677-2392

The Yoga Studio: Yoga Vida
“I recently became obsessed with their ‘FLOW’ Vinyasa classes, which are an amazing workout. For those who are musically minded, the fun starts on the weekend with classes that have a live music accompaniment—that’s right, flute and sax to help get your yoga groove on.”
666 Broadway, NYC, www.yogavida.com

The Skincare Cult Favorite: Clarisonic
“I’m a new convert to the cult of the Clarisonic. I especially like the Clarisonic Plus, which has a bonus brush for buffing the body. Goodbye dry elbows, heels, and knees!”
Available at www.clarisonic.com.

The Dental Routine: Marvis
“I got hooked on the minty taste of their toothpaste after staying at the Bowery Hotel recently, and the old-school packaging sits pretty in our bathroom cabinet.”
Available at www.marvismint.com.

The Must-Have Supplement: Powdered Magnesium
“They are a must for me. Great for boosting the system and to help get over fatigue, migraines, and insomnia!”
Available at www.vitaminshoppe.com.

The In-Flight Essential: Sodashi Calming Rose Face Mist
“I was recently converted to this brand after staying at Qualia. The all-natural, chemical-free Australian product line feels incredible on your skin—the mist is great for staying hydrated throughout the day and on long-haul flights.”
Available at www.sodashi.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Susien Chong

No More Pores

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This column features weekly tips and advice from a revolving cast of industry leaders, on hand to discuss your beauty dilemmas, from blemishes to Botox. The following query was culled from a private stock, but we’ll be accepting readers’ questions soon.

Is there any real way to reduce the size of pores? If so, what are the best products to use?

It’s really difficult to reduce the size of pores, as this is genetically determined. One thing that can improve the appearance of pores is topical retinoids, which are usually only available by prescription. They help the skin to turn over more efficiently and this helps to improve the appearance of pores. Cleaning the skin with the Clarisonic Skin Care brush can also help achieve this same goal.

A certified member of the American Board of Dermatology and the National Board of Medical Examiners, Dr. Lisa Airan takes a holistic approach to aging and beauty, specializing in cosmetic dermatology combined with counseling in the areas of stress, exercise, diet, and spirituality.

Photo: Stephen Zeigler/Getty Images

Scrub One Out

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This column features weekly tips and advice from a revolving cast of industry leaders, on hand to discuss your beauty dilemmas, from blemishes to Botox. The following query was culled from a private stock, but we’ll be accepting readers’ questions soon.

My facialist always tells me that I should be exfoliating more. I want to know why and how often I should be doing it—on my face? On my body? Both?

Face and body. If your skin is not turning over—i.e., the dry skin cells called squames are not falling off—they can form a plug on your pore where oil forms behind it. If you’re exfoliating, you can keep your pores unclogged and prevent acne. The Clarisonic Skin Care Brush is great for controlled exfoliation. It has a timer on it, so you can make sure you’re not overexfoliating. It’s like using an electronic toothbrush, but on your skin (once you use it, you never go back!). Kanebo makes a good skin-peeling powder, too. Otherwise, it’s best to avoid things with crushed nuts and seeds because the edges can be uneven and they can actually be traumatic to the skin.

A certified member of the American Board of Dermatology and the National Board of Medical Examiners, Dr. Lisa Airan takes a holistic approach to aging and beauty, specializing in cosmetic dermatology combined with counseling in the areas of stress, exercise, diet, and spirituality.