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Barbara Salomone
One of the first-ever licensed estheticians in the U.S., Barbara is an architect of the modern American facial. Her point-of-view is that a balance of nutrition, fitness and daily skin care is the only realistic way to great looking skin. Since launching the Bioelements line in 1991, she has trailblazed the skin care industry, incorporating nutritional supplements into topical skin care products including antioxidants, calcium, probiotics and lutein.

4 spring break beauty tricks for gorgeous skin NOW!

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Whether you’re escaping the cold with a tropical trip or are planning an extended staycation, spring break marks the perfect time to start preparing your skin for warmer weather. Here are my top 4 tricks for getting gorgeous skin no matter what your spring break plans are! 1. Prep with the ultimate smoothing supplies. Hidden […]


BUSTED: 4 skin depigmenting and brightening myths and the truth behind them

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Recently I’ve noticed some attention-grabbing headlines and articles about skin “lightening” or “brightening” that have left me with growing concern about how easy it is to get misinformation on treating dark spots and uneven skin tone. So what’s real and what’s fiction? To set the record straight, here are the top 4 skin brightening myths, […]


Skin Care Q&A with Fitness Expert Tracy Anderson

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We sat down with fitness expert to the stars and Bioelements fan Tracy Anderson to talk about her passion for great skin care, overall wellness, and the crucial connection between the two. Read on to learn more about the views and habits that keep her body healthy and her skin glowing – and get tips […]


The 10 Minute Winter Skin Fix You Always Forget

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We’re not even halfway through winter, but an overwhelming amount of us are already battling dry, tight, uncomfortable skin. As the air chills and dries out, it takes the moisture in your skin with it through a process called Trans Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL). Added to dry, forced indoor heating, hot showers, and harsh winds, […]


The 7 Skin Sins: Sun

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Over the last 7 weeks, I’ve been talking about skin sins – lifestyle habits that can wreak short- and long-term havoc on your skin. From alcohol to lack of sleep, I’ve covered them all. This week, I’m revealing the last sin in the series – it’s one we all know about, but often overlook: the […]


The 7 Skin Sins: Alcohol

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I’m on the 6th week of my skin sins series – blog posts that discuss lifestyle habits that can wreak short- and long-term havoc on your skin. In case you’ve missed them, I’ve discussed a few no-no’s already, like dehydration, lack of sleep, smoking, and dairy. Up next is a skin sin you probably know […]


The 7 Skin Sins: Dairy

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It’s week 5 in my series on skin sins – lifestyle habits that can wreak short- and long-term havoc on your skin. I’ve already tackled four so far – dehydration, sugar, lack of sleep, and smoking – and talked about skincare and lifestyle changes you can make to conquer them. This week’s sin is one […]


The 7 Skin Sins: Dehydration

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We are in week 4 of the skin sins series – blog posts dedicated to discussing lifestyle habits that can wreak short- and long-term havoc on your skin. I’ve talked about some major no-no’s so far, like sugar, skipping sleep, and smoking – but this week I’m covering a somewhat trickier sin: dehydration. Unlike a […]


The 7 Skin Sins: Sugar

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Over the past 2 weeks, I’ve been discussing the effects of 7 skin sins – lifestyle habits can wreak both short- and long-term damage on your skin. So far I’ve touched on aging accelerators like smoking and lack of sleep, and this week I’m continuing the series with sugar! As if the effect of sugar […]


The 7 Skin Sins: Lack of Sleep

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  Last week I introduced you to the first in my 7 Skin Sins series – lifestyle habits that can wreak short- and long-term damage to your skin. I hope the skin damage from smoking intervention helped you (or someone you know) put down the packs. Up next: the skin sin of skipping sleep! The […]