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Great News on Organic Sunscreens

With Summer right around the corner our beach bags, purses and cars need a stock of sunscreen to keep our family ready for fun in the sun. So many choices, but keep in mind that sunscreen is the #1 defense on setting yourself and your family up for a lifetime of beautiful skin, make sure you choose well!

Organic sunscreens like Coola gives you the peace of mind of all natural ingredients and is what celebs like Brook Shields, Heidi Klum and Julianne Moore have been spotted out and about with as their fav sunscreen.

Zinc Oxide and other mineral sunscreens like the popular eltaMD UV Clear SPF 46 which is a 9% Zinc product offers superb protection with the minerals sitting on top of your skin, blocking the UVA and UVB rays from hitting your skin.

And don't forget the hidden gem that is for the women of the family, a tinted moisturizer sunscreen for the face, Revision Intellishade Original SPF 45 to even your skin and give you a youthful look. Intellishade melts to your natural sk…

Facemaster vs. NuFace vs. Ultra Renew Plus (Truth in Aging) -- UPDATED

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OK, I've been meaning to do this post for awhile. As an avid "anti-aging" skincare advocate (and licensed esthetician), I am pretty good at figuring out what's what with skincare and various products. But when it comes to home devices, it's hard to tell until you actually use it.

I've used Facemaster for several years (6+), NuFace for about 5+ and Ultra Renew Plus for a few months. I feel equipped to give an unbiased review. Ready?

Facemaster, the home lifting/anti-aging device by Suzanne Somers: I still use the two-prong device and haven't updated to the newer one-hand device, but all in all, this machine isn't bad. I used for several years and found that when used weekly, I got pretty decent results. Now, here's the caveat: You need some sort of conductive serum (Ms. Somers has one to use with it). I used hers as well as others (copper serums, aloe vera, etc.). The bottom line: Use something without oil. Aloe vera seems to work fine, but I get mor…

Anti-Aging: Should You Take Calcium?

5 Health Benefits of Calcium While there are many minerals that offer the human mind and body amazing health benefits, the perks of calcium consumption are particularly impressive. Upon examining five of the health benefits provided by calcium consumption, it becomes clear that making the mineral a part of one's daily diet is both important and advantageous. For those reasons and more, calcium is a primary ingredient in FG power strips.

1. Strong and Healthy Bones As many know, calcium consumption is integral to the maintenance of healthy bones. Unfortunately, the body continually uses calcium for the blood, heart, muscles, and nerves. Moreover, calcium is lost through regulatory processes of the body such as perspiration. If lost calcium is not replaced, the body will remove calcium from the bones, an act which weakens them and increases the individual's susceptibility to fracture.
2. Vitamin Absorption While calcium provides the body with many health benefits, it also help…