As much fun as the season of giving can be, it can be a chaotic time of year that leaves you drained, thanks to all the merrymaking. Worst yet, there's hardly enough time between family gatherings and ugly sweater parties to change your outfit, much less indulge in skin treatments, [...]
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Niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3, is one of the skincare industry's choice ingredients, featuring in a range of products from moisturizers to serums. Because niacinamide doesn't occur naturally in the body, we are responsible for introducing it into our system via diet, supplements, or skin topicals. Niacinamide's Skin-Rejuvenating Benefits [...]
Natural skincare is all the rage, and for good reason! Right outside our front door is a rich biosphere of plants, herbs, spices, and roots that have been lauded for their healing powers since long before modern medicine. Today, skincare experts use these plant extracts in conjunction with contemporary science [...]
Perhaps even more so than silicones, sulfates top the list of "no-no" ingredients in beauty products, with many brands touting that they are free of this spurned additive as a selling point for wary customers. Unfortunately, sulfates are the victim of the rapid spread of information online and rose to [...]
Lately, silicone has gotten a pretty bad wrap. This comes despite a proven track record of health benefits, including helping wounds heal faster thanks to their ability to form a breathable barrier that keeps microbes out while letting air and moisture in. These characteristics make it invaluable in preventing post-operative scarring, [...]
Micellar water isn't new to the skincare scene. In fact, it's been around since 1995, promoted as a multipurpose miracle tonic for removing impurities and hydrating the skin. For those of us who prefer to stick with classic cream or foam cleansers, micellar water tends to draw quite a bit [...]
The old saying goes that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but when you live with low-lying lids, they can also be a snapshot of your age. Along with crepey skin around your eyes, some people develop a condition called acquired ptosis, causing the eyelids to droop or [...]
For most of us, one glance at our vanity or makeup drawer reveals countless unused makeup brushes in all shapes and sizes. From large, fluffy powder brushes to silicone blenders, there's a whole world of helpful beauty tools, many of which go untapped in a hurried morning routine. The first [...]
Do you ever feel overwhelmed when you're browsing your favorite skincare store? Not sure which serums and supplements are worth investing in? AST is here to help! When it comes to anti-aging, many people tend to be preoccupied with addressing outwardly visible signs like discoloration, wrinkles, and dullness. However, some [...]
Just like your skin, your hair takes a toll in the fall and winter. Cold, dry air saps the life from your locks, leaving your hair brittle, dull, and riddled with split ends. Even worse, it can make dry scalp kick into overdrive, which means your favorite little black dress [...]