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BeautyStat.com In The New York Times – Can Makeup Powders Resculpt Your Skin?

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BeautyStat.com In The New York Times - Can Makeup Powders Resculpt Your Skin?

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Have you heard? BeautyStat.com’ s Ron Robinson was quoted yet again (last mentioned here in Makeup Expiration Dates) in The New York Times this week for their story entitled ‘Promises From The Powder Room.’

The article talks about how powder foundations, pressed powders and the like have revolutionized their formulations to provide age-defying, acne-fighting, light-reflecting and many more positive skincare benefits. Powders no longer give off that chalky, heavy look, nowadays, facial powder foundations are providing HD-worthy skin surface perfection and wrinkle-fighting ingredients.

But others say that the “poof, all gone” effects that these super-enhanced powders promise are basically stardust and mirrors.

“I’m increasingly skeptical with products that over-promise,” said Ron Robinson, a cosmetic chemist in Manhattan who specializes in the technology of cosmetic ingredients and is the founder of BeautyStat.com, which reviews new products. “Where’s the clinical testing that validates their claims?”

He continued, “The blurring component is true, but the other claims that it will reshape, sculpt and improve wrinkles are benefits few skin-care creams and serums designed to plump and firm the skin can offer.”

Read the article in its entirety at TheNewYorkTimes.com!

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BeautyStat.com In LA Times: Diamonds, Gold, Gemstones In Skincare Beauty Products, 2013 Trend

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BeautyStat.com In LA Times: Diamonds, Gold, Gemstones In Skincare Beauty Products, 2013 Trend

Spas and beauty companies are capitalizing on the allure of jewels and precious metals, hoping to harness radiance and a feeling of indulgence by adding gold, gemstones or diamonds to their products.

“The purpose of diamonds in skin care is primarily for anti-aging. White diamond powder has very little therapeutic value,” says dermatological chemist Ben Kaminsky, founder and chief executive of B. Kamins skin care. “But it does have a physical value applied on skin that’s been damaged by sun or other lifestyle elements, in that it refracts and reflects light, making skin look younger, more glowing and radiant.”

Some other experts agree that diamonds may have light reflective properties that can make skin look younger and say that diamond-infused products might also work as exfoliants. But they are unlikely to have corrective properties unless teamed with proven anti-aging ingredients.

Cosmetic chemist Ron Robinson, founder of BeautyStat.com, says sapphires, rubies and crystals can also function as exfoliants and optically brighten the skin.

Continue reading the article in the LA Times by clicking here>> LA Times: Beauty Metals

See more of our press contributions here>> BeautyStat.com In The Press.

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BeautyStat.com In The New York Times: When To Throw Out Mascara, Makeup

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BeautyStat.com In The New York Times: When To Throw Out Mascara, Makeup

Photo Courtesy of Tony Cenicola/The New York Times

Did you see? BeautyStat.com was featured in the October 25th, 2012 issue of The New York Times (on page E3) with the site’s very own founder and cosmetic chemist Ron Robinson providing some helpful quotes to the piece. The article was entitled “Even Beauty Items Face the Aging Process” — debating with skincare professionals over the issue of whether or not skincare items should have an expiration date marked on their label; how the skincare industry markets the separation of ingredients and how they are packaged.

Ron Robinson explained the fact that some ingredients (like plant extracts, antioxidants, retinol, glycolic acids and vitamin C) can be vulnerable to heat and sunlight, affecting the potency and effectiveness of certain skincare products; mentioning that packaging is also important: eye cream, for example, tends to have a high bacterial growth rate because it tends to come in jars.

In regards to companies using active ingredients sold together but in separate compartments Ron had this to say:

“Air and bacteria begin to break down the purity and efficacy of ingredients once the product has been used,” Mr. Robinson said. “Sterile packaging and new one-way pumps that block air from coming into the product extend the life.”

But Mr. Robinson also said this was clever marketing “It’s more of a visual cue,” he said. “The consumer take-away is, ‘two products in one, it must be delivering two benefits.’ ”

Ron Robinson closed the article with these quotes:

Regardless of whether your products bear expiration dates, he said, extending the life of these products is as easy as storing them in a cool place rather than in your bathroom, which tends to be hot, humid and wet. Using an applicator or cotton swab instead of your finger will decrease bacteria. And adding water only invites germs.

As with any relationship, you need to know when to say goodbye.

Mr. Robinson said, “A product that’s separating, has changed in color or smells differently are signs they’re ready for the trash.”

An online version of this article can be found on The New York Times‘ website: www.nytimes.com.

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BeautyStat.com In October 2012 Health Magazine – What Ingredients Are Inside Your Moisturizer?

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BeautyStat.com In October 2012 Health Magazine - What Ingredients Are Inside Your Moisturizer?

BeautyStat is having a very busy month in regards to appearances! Ron Robinson is now featured in the October issue of Health Magazine in their all-you-need-to-know editorial about moisturizer.

BeautyStat.com In October 2012 Health Magazine - What Ingredients Are Inside Your Moisturizer?

Ron explains in the article that although moisturizer comes in many different forms (lotions, creams, etc.), it basically comes in three basic types:

Occlusives. Likely the first kind of moisturizer you ever used (think diaper balm), these create a barrier so moisture can’t escape. (It’s like shrink-wrapping a muffin so it stays moist). What you’ll see on the label: petrolatum, dimethicone, lanolin, mineral oil.”

Emollients. These softeners smooth your skin by preventing moisture loss from cells. What you’ll see on the label: keratin, ceramides, stearyl alcohol.”

Humectants. This type of super-moisturizer acts like a sponge, attracting water from deeper layers of the skin into the top layer to boost moisture. What you’ll see on the label: hyaluronic acid, glycerin.”

BeautyStat.com In October 2012 Health Magazine - What Ingredients Are Inside Your Moisturizer?

Are any of you lovely ladies going to pick up the October issue of Health Magazine to see BeautyStat‘s Ron Robinson mentioned? What do you think about what Ron said? Let us know by commenting below, which will automatically be posted to our Community Forum (click here to check it out!) where you can find other beauty related discussions! Don’t forget to also submit a photo to our Photo Of The Day (click here!) feature, where a new photo will be picked daily. Your photo just might be selected, so get going!

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BeautyStat.com In October 2012 Allure Magazine “The Big Breakthroughs” Reviews Best Makeup, Skin, Hair Products

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BeautyStat.com In October 2012 Allure Magazine "The Big Breakthroughs" Reviews Best Makeup, Skin, Hair Products

Read all about it! BeautyStat‘s very own Ron Robinson is featured in Allure Magazine‘s October issue! The Allure staff got together its A-Team of cosmetic advisors to give their readership the lowdown on some of the year’s most innovative and “revolutionary” products in the categories of skincare, cosmetic and hair for their ‘The Big Breakthroughs’ piece. Read on to see which two products Ron talks about, and why they deserve recognition!

BeautyStat.com In October 2012 Allure Magazine "The Big Breakthroughs" Reviews Best Makeup, Skin, Hair Products

Talking about Olay‘s Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal Duo for Medium to Coarse Hair in ‘What An Expert Says’:

BeautyStat.com In October 2012 Allure Magazine "The Big Breakthroughs" Reviews Best Makeup, Skin, Hair Products

“When Olay first launched their facial depilatory with a skin-guarding balm, they addressed one of the biggest problems with hair-removal creams — that they can be highly irritating,” says cosmetic chemist Ron Robinson. “And by boosting the hair-removal ingredients in the cream, they’ve created a product that doesn’t just remove every unwanted hair, it even leaves skin soft and well hydrated.” Allure Magazine, October Page 176

Talking about St. Tropez‘s Self Tan Dark Line in ‘What The Expert Says’:

BeautyStat.com In October 2012 Allure Magazine "The Big Breakthroughs" Reviews Best Makeup, Skin, Hair Products

“The pigment really addresses a major complaint with self-tanner — that regardless of how carefully some women apply it, their skin still develops an orange shade,” Robinson says. “I asked the fairest person in our lab to test it, as she has never had a good result from self-tanner. She loved it — her skin had a very dark, even tan.” Allure Magazine, October Page 184

So, are you ladies going to pick up Allure Magazine‘s October issue? What do you think about the products Ron mentioned? Let us know by commenting below, which will automatically be posted to our Community Forum (click here to check it out!) where you can find other beauty related discussions! Don’t forget to also submit a photo to our Photo Of The Day (click here!) feature, where a new photo will be picked daily. Your photo just might be selected, so get going!

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