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January 23, 2013

What Does Your Skin Say About You?


Thanks to the little visitor that appears on my chin every 28 days, I’ve always known that the skin is the window into our bodies and the health of our organs. But connecting the dots isn’t always easy, seeing as how I prefer to believe my insides are made of spun silk (weak stomach). This visual cheat couldn’t be handier—or more empowering. No more feeling clueless about your skin and disconnected from your body. Oh, it will still be frustrating as h-e-l-l, and you’ll probably want to find a good naturopath, energy healer, acupuncturist, or yoga class, but at least you’ll have a place to start!


P.S. Although nothing can do for your skin on the outside what you can do for it on the inside, I swear by One Love Organics Detox + Glow kit to balance troubled skin and restore radiance :


January 28, 2011

GoClear 3-Step Acne System

Thirty-odd years into my life and I still FREAK over breakouts. No matter how handy I get with the concealer, I’d still prefer to bury my head under the covers and call it a day. So it physically pains me that some of you struggle with adult acne. You are so much stronger than you know! And if I could make it go away, I would. But in the Battle of the Blemish there are few products that ever actually work. For petesake, how hard can it BE?! Here’s hoping that the search is over with the launch of GoClear. Developed by a doctor who believes acne products should work on all skin types and tones, this professional-grade skincare system is formulated without the use of incredibly irritating ingredients like alcohol, benzoyl peroxide, propylene glycol, PABA, lanolin, artificial fragrance and dyes (no more redness or peeling!). It’s a three-step program—gel cleanser to eliminate impurities, 2% salicylic acid treatment to unclog pores and clear blemishes, and an oil-controlling moisturizer with SPF 15—which begs the question: How will it compare to Proactiv? Minus the celebrity infomercials, of course. Second question: Who is going to test drive the system for BB readers? I have one GoClear travel set to give away today, so share your story below and I’ll pick a winner over the weekend! Hip hip!

UPDATE: Congrats to Lisa, who will be testing out GoClear and reporting back—hopefully with flawless skin!

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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