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10 Bad Skin-Care Habits to Kick Today

From harsh scrubs to good products gone bad, these beauty saboteurs are all too common. Find out which one(s) may be holding your skin back from being its radiant best.

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10 Steps to a Salon-Quality Manicure at Home

Discover how you can save time and money with our 10 easy steps to a salon-quality manicure at home!

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25 Beauty Products We’re Thankful For

Thanksgiving is upon us, and we’re feeling grateful for the beauty products that solve our skin problems, keep our hair looking good, and allow us to feel more confident. Find out which products have us singing their praises every day!

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4 Essential Tips for Clearer Skin + Smaller Pores by Summer

Wishing for a radiant complexion won’t make it so—we’re sharing the beauty fixes that will target your enlarged pores, uneven skin tone and stubborn breakouts (all before summer)!

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5 Beauty Lies Most of Us Believe

Most of us have heard and believe beauty tips, but did you know lots of then simply aren't true? We debunk the top beauty lies and explain why they're false, based on published research, not hype!

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5 Cutting-Edge Paula’s Choice Products to Try This Spring

Stuck in a beauty rut? Give yourself a seasonal makeover with our top, cutting-edge skincare and makeup recommendations.

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5 Ways to Give Your Skin More Antioxidants

Whether part of your diet or applied topically, antioxidants can help your skin look and act younger. Find out how you can give your skin more antioxidants every day—without spending a lot of money.

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5-Minute Makeup Routine

Let's face it: some mornings are too rushed to make time for full hair and makeup. Still, we want to look pulled-together! In this 5-Minute Makeup Routine the Paula’s Choice Research Team gives the answers on how to get gorgeous while beating the clock.

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6 Fixes for Frizzy, Unruly Hair + Top Product Picks

Fighting frizzed, frayed hair?  As if the cold winter weather weren’t taking enough of a toll on your skin, you’re dealing with hair in full rebellion. The good news: We’ve got a few steps you can take to put good hair days back on the calendar.  

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6 Perfect Sunscreens for Oily Skin

We know! Those with oily skin (or the acne prone among us) can have a challenging time finding sunscreens that don’t leave their face a shiny, greasy mess. But fear not. We’ve done the research and picked 6 sunscreen favorites for oily skin from Beautypedia. Each is incredibly lightweight and  perfect for blemish-prone skin.

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6 Retinol Myths Busted!

Confused by the misinformation surrounding retinol? Find out why you SHOULD combine retinol with ingredients like vitamin C, AHA or BHA for younger-looking, skin-smoothing results.

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Are Derma Rollers Worth It?

Lots of you are wondering whether rolling a device studded with tiny needles over your skin will boost your anti-aging routine. The process is called derma rolling or needling, and we discuss whether it's worth it or not—so no more waiting on pins and needles, let's get to the facts!

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Bad Hair Days: Why You Get Them and How to Fix Them

We've all been there: One day our hair behaves perfectly and looks fantastic for hours. The next, it seems to have a mind of its own and cannot be tamed. Find out what's going on and how you can turn bad hair days into good (or at least better) hair days!

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BB and CC Creams: What's the Difference?

Curious about all the BB and CC creams on the market? The Paula's Choice Research Team clears up the confusion about these products and lets you know if you need to add one to your beauty routine!

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Beauty Fixes to Camouflage Your Cold & Flu Symptoms

The flu season, and all its accompanying symptoms, affect many of us each year, but no matter how yucky you feel, with work, family, and previously scheduled commitments, life must go on.

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Beautypedia Announces Best of the Best Seal!

For decades, best-selling beauty author and skin care expert Paula Begoun and her Research Team have been helping you find the best in skin care and makeup. Now we’re taking it to another level. We’re thrilled to announce our new Beautypedia Best of the Best Seal!

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Beautypedia's 10 Best Products of 2013

With 2013 winding down, the Beautypedia Research Team thought it would be the perfect time to take a look back at some of the products we've reviewed in the past 12 months. So here they are: Beautypedia's 10 Best Products of 2013!

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Beautypedia's 10 Worst Products of 2013 - and What to Use Instead!

With 2013 a recent memory and the New Year just beginning, the Beautypedia Research Team thought it the perfect time to take a look back at some of the products we've reviewed in the past 12 months. Many were rated favorably but we found 10 that we had to tell you about because they're so disappointing—and often a waste of money!

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Best and Worst New Hair-Care Products

You’re standing in the middle of the drugstore hair-care aisle or in front of a display at the salon, and it hits you: There are SO many new hair-care products! How do I even begin to decide what to buy? We’re here to help!

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Best and Worst Products of 2014

Over the course of a year, the Beautypedia Team sees a lot of new makeup and skincare products cross their desks. Many of them are great, some aren’t worth the money, and others are just average. Then there are those products that really stand out – those that make an impression either because they are so outstanding, or are so terrible. With the highs and lows in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the best and worst products of 2014!

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Best Grooming Products for Men

More men are open to taking care of their skin as part of their daily grooming routine. The problem? They're not sure where to begin, and a lot of men's products are terrible! Find out the five essential products every man needs to keep his skin clean, fresh, and healthy.

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Better Skin in Less Time: How to Perfect Your Skin-Care Routine

Ever wondered if your skin-care routine is working as well as it could be? What about if you're using the right products at the right time? We can help you figure this all out so and show you how to get better skin in less time!

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Cheap Spring Makeup (That Won’t Make You Look Cheap)

When it comes to changing up your makeup colors, there's no better time than the start of the spring season to try something new. While the general guidelines for how to apply makeup remain the same month to month, something as simple as changing your lip, blush, or eyeshadow colors can give you a newly inspired attitude and vitality.

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Does a BHA Exfoliant Make Skin Worse Before it Gets Better?

BHA (salicylic acid) is a powerful ingredient for combating breakouts and clogged pores, but does your skin have to go through a purging phase before it begins to clear things up? Find out the answer, and more!

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Dry Skin? What Your Moisturizer Must Contain

Tired of buying and being disappointed by moisturizers that don’t improve your dry skin? We were, too, so we consulted the scientific research to find out what any great moisturizer must contain in order to have the best chance of making problem dry skin a thing of the past. Ready to find out for yourself? Read on!

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About the Experts

Paula Begoun is the best-selling author of 20 books on skin care and makeup. She is known worldwide as the Cosmetics Cop and creator of Paula's Choice. Paula's expertise has led to hundreds of appearances on national and international television including:

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The Paula's Choice Research Team is dedicated to helping you find the absolute best products for your skin, using research-based criteria to review beauty products from an honest, balanced perspective. Each member of the team was personally trained by Paula herself.

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