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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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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 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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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 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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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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Everything You Need to Know About Toners

Toners are often the unsung heroes of a skin-care routine. Seemingly inconspicuous in appearance, the right toner can breathe new life into lackluster complexion. Find out what you've been missing!

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Fighting Pollution with Antioxidants

Is there such a thing as an anti-pollution beauty routine?  You may be surprised to know the sun isn’t the only wrinkle-risk factor you need to guard against—find out more about the vital role antioxidants play in defending your skin from smog, climate, UV rays, and other factors.  

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Find the Best Products for Your Hair Type

Drop into a salon or walk down the aisles of your favorite drugstore and you're likely to be bombarded with a dizzying array of hair-care products with all sorts of wow-factor claims. But do different hair types really need different products, and does where you buy you hair care matter? We get to the root of the matter to find the best products for your hair type!

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Five Super Anti-Aging Antioxidants Your Skin Needs Now

With so many trendy antioxidants showing up in skin-care products each year, it's difficult to know which ones are worthy of your beauty bucks. When it comes to antioxidants, one "hero" ingredient won't save your skin—you need products that offer an abundance of the best. The Paula’s Choice Research Team scoured the research on five of the most notable antioxidants that can help skin look younger by reducing visible signs of aging.

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Get Rid of KP (Keratosis Pilaris)!

Keratosis Pilaris is a skin condition affecting nearly 50% of adults. The patches of little red or white bumps that are the hallmark of “chicken skin” aren’t considered harmful, but most people would rather be rid of them. Read on to learn how you can finally get rid of KP!

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Get the look: Retro-glam Holiday Makeup

Tired of the same reusing the smoky eye look every holiday season? Try this new fresh take on retro-glam with metallic accents. This look is long-wearing, and is the perfect go-to whether you're getting ready for a date night or an office party. Read on as the Paula's Choice Research Team shares all the tips you’ll need to get ready for your big night!

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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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