When it comes to facial cleansing, there are two schools of thought: old-fashioned soap-and-water or every-bell-and-whistle-at-the-beauty-counter. Turns out, neither is right. By Gina Way
marie claireMost of us assume that cleansing is a task so basic it can be accomplished even when you're completely exhausted or slightly tipsy - which, of course, it can. But with all the latest options (lotions, milks, foaming mousses, oils, wipes, motorized brushes) and antiaging ingredients to consider, there's a lot more to it than soap and water, says Dr. Doris Day, NYC dermatologist and author of Forget the Facelift. "With so many sophisticated, gentle cleansers that won't strip the skin, using the right one allows moisturizing and antiaging products to absorb more effectively." Clearly, an old-school splash and scrub won't do. Here, the new rules for getting your freshest face.
Myth 1: WASH AND GO It's more of a two-step process. "Remove your makeup before you wash your face," says Montclair, New Jersey,
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When it comes to facial cleansing, there are two schools of thought: old-fashioned soap-and-water or every-bell-and-whistle-at-the-beauty-counter. Turns out, neither is right. By Gina WayRead More »from How You Should Really Wash Your Face
Gilt Groupe co-founders Alexis Maybank and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson tell us how they make it all work. By Meghan McCloskeyRead More »from Career Wisdom from the Founders of Gilt Groupe
marie claire Talk about expert advice! We got the rundown from self-made startup sensations Alexis Maybank and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, the co-founders of the members-only sample sale site, Gilt Groupe. They gave us their best tips and insider information for female entrepreneurs in anticipation of their new book By Invitation Only: How We Built Gilt and Changed the Way Millions Shop, hitting shelves on April 12th. Here, they dish on everything from mixing business with friendship to their continued appreciation of one of MC's own editors.
Start from the beginning - how did the initial idea for Gilt Groupe come about?
With Gilt, we drew inspiration from something we were really excited about here in New York City: the designer by-invitation-only sample sale. We used to sneak out of the office when Alexandra worked at Louis Vuitton and Alexis was at AOL to attend these sales
One of our favorite healthy living gurus, Dr. Frank Lipman, shares his tips for detoxing your diet-and your life.Read More »from How to Detox and Why it Works
By Abby Gardner
Dr. LipmanSpring is the season when pretty much everyone I know decides to get healthy. Or at least try. And I'm firmly in that group trying to eat better and work out more. Here are some tips about how and why to detox from Dr. Frank Lipman whose advice is sought by A-listers like Gwyneth Paltrow, Donna Karan and Maggie Gyllenhaal. And even little old me-I'm currently doing his Be Well Cleanse for the second time...and feeling great I must say.
What are the key benefits of detoxing?
A detox removes irritants and harmful foods that are triggering inflammation in your body and overloading your detox system. It rests the digestive system allowing your body's detox system to reboot. It's a great way to push the restart button. Most people feel more energetic and lose weight, their skin clears up, they feel less puffy and their aches and pains improve. Their
Swimsuit season is stressful enough when women are tasked with finding swimwear that's both fashionable and flattering. But what does he think about all your hard work? Marie Claire asked 100 random guys about some of the most popular swimsuit trends - and their answers may have you reconsidering that new bikini in your beach bag. By Kate Schweitzer
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- Marie Claire | Beauty on Shine – Thu, Apr 5, 2012 10:05 AM EDT
Just as you're packing away your winter coats and leggings (hallelujah!), it's a smart idea to revamp your skincare routine, too. "Skin changes throughout the year, so products you use in the winter months may not work so well in spring and summer," explains Dr. Debra Jaliman, author of Skin Rules. Here, she offers advice for sporting a flawless complexion all season long.Read More »from A Celeb Dermatologist's Tips for Healthy Spring Skin
What's your advice for transitioning skin from winter to spring?
I'm a big believer in exfoliation. Skin tends to become oilier when temperatures rise, so switching to an exfoliating cleanser or adding a glycolic acid-based toner will help keep skin healthy and clear. As we head into summer, I recommend swapping out heavy foundation for a lightweight tinted moisturizer (like Stila Oil-Free Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30, $16) to give skin a subtle glow, while protecting it from UV damage. To control excess shine throughout the day, opt for blotting papers, cleansing wipes, and powdered sunscreens.
From chic scents to sleek shadows, here are the must-have products of the season.
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- Marie Claire | Work + Money – Tue, Apr 3, 2012 5:35 PM EDT
Wendy FinermanYou started your own production company in your mid-20s. How'd you do it?
A woman I greatly admired named Dawn Steel had become president of Columbia Pictures - I had developed projects at Paramount and knew she was a huge advocate for women. I called her and said, "I'm thinking of trying to go out on my own. What do you think?" There wasn't even a pause. She said, "I think it's a great idea. We'll back you. You'll get no salary, but you'll get an office where you can hang your shingle." And that was the beginning. It was really the luck of having the support of this woman.
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I graduated from the Wharton School of Business, which was very helpful. I love working with numbers; it's actually something that's fun for me. I feel very comfortable going through budgets and can quickly figure out where to find the financial risks and opportunities. Years of crunching numbers drilled into me the skills that I use every
The Hunger Games is here! To celebrate, we picked out our favorite females from TV, the movies and more who are not to be messed with if you know what's good for you. By Jessica Henderson
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Take a cue from your favorite returning drama when Mad Men set designer Claudette Didul sends you off to find hidden vintage treasures. "Shopping in thrift stores and flea markets is just like shopping at Ikea-put your blinders on and focus on where you need to go, and what you're there for," says Didul. "Don't get distracted."
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Log on: "Etsy, Ebay and Craigslist are great, even if the item you want is in another state-last year we bought the vintage candy machine for Sterling Cooper Draper Price from a couple in Oregon who were trying to lose weight and had it Fed-Exed to us," says Didul. "Also sign up for estate sale emails. Many people who are either retiring or have passed away have held onto their furniture from the '50s and '60s, and now their entire estate is up for sale. My contact even texts me photos."
Be fashionably late: "You might think all the best stuff is gone towards the end of a flea market, but that's also when you get the best deals on the
Marie ClaireQ: Why Does this Shirt Cost More to Clean than that One?Read More »from Why Women Pay More
A: Because it belongs to a woman. Over the course of your lifetime, you'll pay more than a man for everything from health insurance to haircuts, dry cleaning to deodorant. Here's how businesses get away with sex discrimination, and what you can do to stop it
THREE YEARS AGO, Janet Floyd, the co-founder of a Manhattan market research firm, spotted a neighborhood dry cleaner that offered the following deal: Launder four shirts and get the fifth laundered for free. Button-downs are a staple of Floyd's wardrobe, so she returned carrying an armload of oxfords. But when she dropped the shirts on the counter, she was told that the offer applied only to men's shirts, not "blouses." "The owner of the store insisted women's shirts didn't fit on their machines and needed to be hand-pressed," says Floyd. (The cleaner charged roughly $2 to launder a dress shirt versus $6.50 to dry-clean a blouse.) Floyd then asked if she could pay the higher