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Orgasm Gap - Sex and Good
Sex And Relationships

Discussing the orgasm gap. Plus, watch this hysterical video.

According to Wikipedia, “the orgasm gap, or pleasure gap, is a social phenomenon referring to the general disparity between heterosexual men and women in terms of sexual satisfaction—more specifically, the unequal frequency in the achievement of orgasm during sexual encounters.”

How many times do you truly orgasm during sex with your partner? Read more

Body

I tried QWO, the newest cellulite treatment

From Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lopez, Serena Williams to Gwyneth Paltrow 
. Women have cellulite. From the youngest to the oldest. Fit or unfit. It’s a fact of female life. Read more

Face

The Four Pillars Of Aging: What Actually Happens To Your Face As You Age

For anyone looking in the mirror on a daily basis (hey, beautiful), the first signs of aging are on the surface: darker undereye circles that seem somehow larger than the last time, a pair of lines between your eyebrows, an odd collection of extra skin and fat at the bottom of your jaw. Read more

Face

Stress getting to you? Here are some skincare reminders

Lately I have been stressed. Super stressed. And when that happens, one other thing happens: breakouts. They are the worst. I hate rushing to Dr. Read more

Complexion

Our Favorite Last Minute Summer Cosmetic Treatments

Summer is just about here. Finally. Thank goodness. We all need it. Bad. We put together a quick cheat sheet on our team quick fix favorite summer treatments that you can actually go get right now!   Read more

Body

Mommy Makeover: What Is It Exactly? Let’s Talk Breasts, Belly, And Thighs

Having a baby is one of the most wonderful experiences a woman can have. Given my own experiences with having children (I’m the mother of five), I can attest to the many joys of pregnancy, but also to some of its less desirable effects on our bodies. Read more

Vitamins + Supplements

How CBD Radically Changed My #momlife – A True Story

When COVID hit, I had just had my baby. I just started a new business. And then the world changed. Both our husbands were let go from their jobs, my friend and I were running a startup, she was home-schooling her two daughters (ages 8 and 15), and I had a newborn. Read more

Medical Beauty

Body Contouring Revisited

As the post-COVID summer approaches, reader questions around body contouring have begun piling in. So, expect an ‘uplift’ in stories around the butt and the thighs, pun intended. Read more

Vitamins + Supplements

Create an immunity force field. Here are the immune boosters you don’t know about yet…

During the current pandemic – now more than ever – we are all turning to immune-boosting supplements. That is a given. And we all know now that certain vitamins and minerals like vitamin D, Vitamin C, and Zinc are good for immunity, because they have all received a lot of attention in the press. Read more

Charlotte's Book Reading List
Extras

My Spring Reading List: Get Off Your iPad and Start Reading A Book Again (yeah- a real book)

One major positive for me the last year was that I started reading books again. Not downloads on my iPad, or news apps, but real live paper books. Read more

Sex and Good Sexual Health
Women's Health

What is sexual health really? The CDC and this top health expert explain everything.

Did 2020 have you feeling a little off? Without a dedicated office space, your days probably lacked a work-life balance. Maybe you were overwhelmed with parenting duties 24/7 — hello, virtual learning! Read more

Eating for sex
Vitamins + Supplements

Eating (and supplementing) for sex

If you were to need any further encouragement to love on yourself right now, here it is: studies show that sex and self-pleasure are an essential part of optimum health. Read more

Kosas: the anti-aging, collagen-building lipstick
Products

Nourishing, Collagen-Boosting Lipstick That Doesn’t Settle Into Fine Lines

Ready to get dolled up like it’s 2019? Cause we are bursting at the seems to put on a little pick me up.

And in light of Valentine’s Day, even if it’s only self love in your future, getting prettied up makes you feel good. Read more

Just One Bite
Nutrition + Diet

The Brain Chemistry Behind “Just One Bite” And How To Beat It

You and dark chocolate have a long-standing love affair. You’re seduced every night. You’d like to be monogamous, but coconut ice cream calls you. Read more

Are you tired all the F*cking time?
Women's Health

The Top 4 Reasons Why You Are TAFT (Tired All the F*cking Time) and What To Do About It

If I had a dollar for every one of my clients who ticked the ‘low energy’ box on their intake forms, well, I’d have a lot of dollars. Read more

The sh!t I realized is a waste of time, plus other life lessons from our favorite entrepreneurs
Interviews

The sh!t that’s wasting your time, plus other life lessons from our favorite entrepreneurs

2020 has been an insanely crazy year, even crazier than my 2019, you remember that story right? And now that it’s nearly over and we are in another quasi lockdown, it’s given me even more time to reflect. Read more

The best things we bought online in 2020
Extras

The best thing we bought online this year was…

After being cooped up in 2020, I think we all became a bit obsessed with online shopping. Whether it was clothes, home workout gear, a new favorite beauty mask, or some other discovery. Read more

Nutrition + Diet

Why Coffee Impacts Women Differently (Hint: Hormones)

As a Brit it wasn’t until meeting my American husband that I discovered the buzz-inducing delight of a hot cup of joe. I had dalliances with varying forms of coffee in my twenties, but mostly the Mocha Choca Frappuccino kind (aka dessert in a cup), that bore little or no resemblance to the black-as-hell morning elixir that became the lifeblood of my thirties. Read more

In The Kitchen

Easy two ingredient cocktails to get you through the weirdest holiday season ever.

Is it really about to be Christmas and New Year’s already? Is it really about to be another lockdown? Well, here are my easiest and healthiest ways to make it through the holidays – Read more

Wellbeing

My Best Immunity Products To Get Through COVID Lockdown 2.0

For over a decade, I’ve been researching, writing and editing wellness content as the Editor-in-Chief of brands such as Women’s Health, Yahoo Health, Cosmopolitan and now, as the Editorial Director of THE WELL. Read more

The Charlotte's Book Covid Year Gifting Guide
Point Of View

The “Everyone For Under $100” Gift Guide

As I sit down to write this gift guide, I can’t even believe it’s about to be the holidays. 2020 – WTF! In light of this crazy year, I think everyone needs a bit of gift giving. Read more

The Perfect Maskne Fix
Products

A Copper And Shea Butter Skin Nourishing Mask – say what?

“Maskne” is a thing everyone and anyone is talking about in skincare. But I have yet to find a “fix” of the problem. I recently met with Dr. Read more

Signs of Male Mid Life Crisis
Sex And Relationships

The Acts of Mid-Life Crisis (paraphrased from an expert)

During my separation and divorce, I did a lot of research on the signs of the male mid-life crisis. I had seen all the classic movies: Read more

Jones Road Miracle Balm Review
Products

Why you need Bobbi Brown’s “no makeup” Miracle Balm by Jones Road

This past month, one of my girl crushes, Bobbi Brown, launched a new “no makeup” makeup line. It’s called Jones Road. Read more

Sex And Relationships

A man’s POV: Dating in my 40s vs. dating in my 20s

If you clicked into this story, you only want the juicy parts right? A male’s point of view of what it’s like dating in your 40’s.  Read more

Women's Health

I Spent COVID With A Vagina Trainer, AKA Elvie

The vagina is like an intricate snowflake in all of its unique perfectness: each one is an original work of nature’s art. It is the most wondrous, magnificent feature of the female body, or any body for that matter. Read more

Medical Beauty

How To Spot Fake Before & After Photos

Have you ever purchased a really expensive handbag and then found one that looks almost exactly the same for a fraction of the price? What about buying an expensive handbag on a deep discount only to realize later that it’s not authentic? Read more

Sex And Relationships

The 15-year itch: Separation and divorce from a man’s POV`

The 40-year-old Virgin came out in 2005, 15 years ago… feel old yet? I was 26 at the time. I recall this movie was hilarious. Read more

Face

The Ass Vs. Face Dilemma

“A 30-year-old woman must choose between her bottom and her face,” Catherine Deneuve famously declared.  You’ve heard it before: After a certain age, you have to make a choice between your—ahem—derriĂšre and your visage. Read more

Fitness

This Is How I Finally Lost My COVID Weight

Just like everyone else on the planet, COVID has not been great for my weight. I spent March, April, and May on an eating and drinking lockdown induced binge-fest. Read more

Sex And Relationships

A Follow Up on Divorce: Ramblings From Last Week’s Post

Wow. I am speechless at the response from last week’s post on divorce after 40. I received mountains of emails, texts, and DM’s not only from people I know, but more importantly, from many women whom I have never met. Read more

Nutrition + Diet

So I tried being a vegetarian…

I’ll confess: I’m a meat eater. I love a good pork belly, but I consider myself very healthy—I normally eat along the lines of Paleo, and I rar​ely, if ever, eat processed foods. Read more

Sex And Relationships

And We’re Back: Divorce, Affairs, and Friedrich Nietzsche

It’s been well over a year since I posted on my beloved website: A website that was created to share real, honest information and expert advice on aging, fitness, wellness, any subject that I couldn’t find real and not overly editorialized information on, especially in the bottomless pit of the internet.  Read more

Nutrition + Diet

Practically Fasting: How To Look And Feel Good Without Counting Calories

If you’re like me, you’re always looking for shortcuts to good health, beautiful skin, and more energy. But you’re sick of counting calories, weighing your food, and applying pricey creams all with the hopes of youth, beauty, and chiseled abs. Read more

Products

I Tried Top French Skincare Line BioRecept For A Month And Here Are The Results

Spoiler alert: I didn’t end up with flawless French-girl skin (I know, bummer). Au contraire, I’m currently nursing a nasty cheek breakout. So, I won’t lie and tell you these products are the answer to all your skin woes. Read more

Aging

Why Aging Is A Privilege

As often as possible, my husband and I take these crazy 72-hour international trips. We have small children and don’t like to leave them for very long, but we still love to travel. Read more

Herbivore Jade Rollers
Products

Are Jade Rollers Legit? We Polled Our Experts.

You’ve definitely seen them all over Instagram. Everyone from beauty influencers to A-list celebs have taken to their Insta accounts to rave about jade rollers. Read more

Pam Wolf Beauty File
Interviews

My Beauty File: Pam Wolf of The Parlor NYC

Pam Wolf is the founder of The Parlor NYC, the first and only collaborative community club for best-in-class beauty and wellness experts and their clientele. Read more

Natural + Holistic

Cosmetic Acupuncture: How Does It Really Work?

While cosmetic injectables are as popular as ever, there are holistic facial rejuvenation alternatives out there too, and we get a lot of questions on cosmetic acupuncture in particular. Read more

Does IV Vitamin Therapy Actually Work?
Vitamins + Supplements

IV Vitamin Therapy: Are The Beauty Benefits Real? Our Experts Weigh In

They’re being administered in specialty spas and roving “hangover revival” buses throughout the nation. IV vitamin drips are what they sound like: intravenous cocktails of customized vitamins. Read more

Nutritionist Jennifer Hanway recommends healthy drinks to sip on this summer.
In The Kitchen

Frosé All Day? Sip On These Healthier Summer Drinks Instead

FrosĂ© all day? It’s a “no way” from me, unfortunately. While this summer’s most Instagrammable beverage is certainly delicious, its high sugar content (even before adding extra sugar, which most recipes do) and the fact it’s unlikely to be organic makes it a bad choice for the health-conscious among us. But all is not lost! Read more

Cheryl Yannotti Foland Beauty File
Interviews

My Beauty File: Cheryl Yannotti Foland, Founder of lilah b.

Cheryl Yannotti Foland is the founder of lilah b., a minimalistic beauty brand known for its signature pebble compacts (so chic) and collection of multi-purpose makeup products like their beloved lip & Read more

Botox In All The Wrong Places: What You Should Know Before Getting Injected
Face

Botox In All The Wrong Places: What You Should Know Before Getting Injected

It’s so common for first-time Botox patients to not know where exactly the most effective Botox injection sites are. What are the best injection spots for your fine lines? Read more

Hormone Health 101 And The Best Supplements To Balance Your Hormones
Women's Health

Hormone Health 101 + My Favorite Hormone Health Supplements

To start off, what exactly are hormones? Well, they’re biological compounds that act as chemical messengers in the body. They essentially act as the “master switches” of the body, controlling everything from hunger, metabolism, and energy to emotions, mood, and reproduction. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
Extras

What We’re Reading: The Body Part You Shouldn’t Dry Brush, Natural Deodorants That Actually Work, Derm-Approved Sunscreens, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Collagen Boosting Foods & Supplements
Vitamins + Supplements

Collagen-Boosting Foods, Plus Our Favorite Collagen-Supporting Supplements

The foundation of youthful skin hinges upon one key factor: collagen. It’s what gives elasticity, firmness, resiliency, and suppleness to the skin, which is the body’s largest organ. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
Extras

What We’re Reading: The Next Addition To Kylie Skin, Nutritionist-Approved Summer Cocktails, Electrolyte Vs. Regular Water, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Ask Charlotte: What Are The Risks Of Cosmetic Surgery?
Expert Q/A

Ask Charlotte: How Safe Is Cosmetic Surgery?

A reader asked us about the risks and potential complications of cosmetic surgery. This is, of course, a complex question that deserves a nuanced, thoughtful answer. Read more

Beauty Products We Love - May Edition
Products

Beauty Products We Love – May Edition

At Charlotte’s Book, our job is to stay at the forefront of new products, buzzy ingredients, and trends. We give our honest opinions on all things beauty and share what’s worth the hype (and what’s not). Read more

The 25 and Done Method: How It Changed My Fitness Routine (And My Life)
Fitness

The 25 and Done Method: How It Changed My Fitness Routine (And My Life)

Last summer, my life came to an abrupt halt. I thought I had it all — a dream job in New York City, an amazing boyfriend who loved traveling as much as I did, a sun-drenched apartment on the Upper East Side, and the quintessential NYC life so many dream of.  Read more

Healthy Pickled Italian Cocktail Recipe
In The Kitchen

A Healthy Pickled Italian Cocktail Recipe To Kickstart Summer

Temperatures are heating up, and there’s no better way to kickstart summer than with a revitalizing cocktail that’s healthy to boot. This recipe calls for kombucha, which has several known health benefits including detoxification, immune support, improved digestion, and even weight loss. Read more

Dr. Sophie Bartsich explains how the surgical lip lift is the best answer to enhancing the shape of your lips permanently without injections.
Face

Let’s Get Lippy: Safe and Permanent Lip Augmentation Through Plastic Surgery

If you’ve ever had lip injections, you know it takes a certain fortitude to get through it. The process is painful, the results are temporary, and not all injections are created equal. Read more

Is lasesr hair removal really permanent?
Hair

Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?

Who wants to spend their summer worrying about body hair every day? Waxing and shaving can be tedious, we get it.  A lot of people look to laser hair removal as an option.   Read more

Model Trainer Heather Marr's 10 Tips For A Summer Bod
Health + Wellness

Model Trainer Heather Marr’s 10 Tips For A Summer Bod

In an ideal world, we would all maintain our dream physique year round, but that’s not the reality for everyone. Some people may actively try to add on muscle mass (which inevitably comes with fat tissue) during the winter months and want to reveal their hard-earned muscle in the summer. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
Extras

What We’re Reading: Derm-Approved Skincare On Amazon, The Ultimate Guide To Sunscreen, Dermaplanning 101, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Nicci Levy Beauty File
Interviews

My Beauty File: Nicci Levy, Founder & CEO of Alchemy 43

Nicci Levy, founder and CEO of Alchemy 43, got the idea for an injectables beauty bar during her time as business development manager for Allergan, the maker of Botox, in Beverly Hills. Read more

Beauty Products We Love - April Edition
Products

Beauty Products We Love – April Edition

At Charlotte’s Book, our job is to stay at the forefront of new products, buzzy ingredients, and trends. We give our honest opinions on all things beauty and share what’s worth the hype (and what’s not). Read more

Clear + Brilliant
Face

Let There Be Light (And Laser): We Tried Clear + Brilliant

My skin may be young (I’m 24 years old), but that doesn’t mean it’s problem-free. From adolescent acne and eczema to now adult acne, hyperpigmentation, scarring, and reoccurring blemishes, my list of skincare concerns is a long one. Read more

Journaling Is The New Meditation: How To Start And Really Make It Work
Wellbeing

Journaling Is The New Meditation: How To Start And Really Make It Work

When I started AllSwell almost 5 years ago, there was a real “Dear Diary” stigma attached to the act of putting pen to paper. Read more

What Breast Lifts Can And Can't Do For You
Body

Breast Lifts: What They Can (And Can’t) Do For You

For women who want to improve the shape, size, and position of their breasts, breast implants are often seen as the only solution. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
Extras

What We’re Reading: Bobbi Brown’s New Beauty Supplement Line, How To Make A Bikini Wax Less Painful, Spring Makeup, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Beauty Products We Love - March Edition
Products

Beauty Products We Love – March Edition

At Charlotte’s Book, our job is to stay at the forefront of new products, buzzy ingredients, and trends. We give our honest opinions on all things beauty, and share what’s worth the hype (and what’s not). Read more

Products

Ingredient Check: Adaptogens Are Showing Up Everywhere

Every once in awhile, a particular ingredient (edible or otherwise) gets a ton of press and starts appearing in everything from drinks to lotions. Why? Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
Extras

What We’re Reading: Body Positivity Vs. Body Neutrality, Journaling Prompts For Next-Level Relationships, Retinol Q&A, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Buyer Beware

The High Cost Of “Free” Silicone

These days, you can find silicone almost anywhere, from the hot pads used for cooking to the industrial lubricants used in construction. Silicone is versatile and ubiquitous, but there’s one place it doesn’t belong: Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
Extras

What We’re Reading: A Complete Guide To Tummy Tucks, Vintner’s Daughter Releases A Second Product, Vagina Facials, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
Extras

What We’re Reading: Skincare Products Worth Splurging On This Month, The Subtle Alternative To Lip Fillers, Butt Masks, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

As Seen In SWAAY: From Banking to Wellness, This Entrepreneur Is Bringing You A Sports Drink To Rival The Best
Vitamins + Supplements

As Seen In SWAAY: From Banking to Wellness, This Entrepreneur Is Bringing You A Sports Drink To Rival The Best

Most people wouldn’t guess that prior to Charlotte’s Book, founder Robin Shobin worked at J.P. Morgan for 14 years. As a self-proclaimed health and wellness junkie, however, Robin saw the glaring need for a resource that people could go to for up-to-date research on all things beauty, health, and wellness. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
Extras

What We’re Reading: Marie Kondo’s Favorite Beauty Products, Arm-Toning Exercises That Aren’t Push-Ups, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Marie Kondo
Wellbeing

Are You “Marie Kondo-ing” Yet?

If you have access to the internet or binge-watch Netflix (who doesn’t), chances are you’ve heard of Marie Kondo, the empress of tidying up. Read more

Cosmetic Dermatology For Transgender Patients
Medical Beauty

Cosmetic Dermatology For Transgender Patients

Transgender people were born with anatomy that doesn’t align with their identity and physical vision for themselves. All people benefit from presenting themselves in the most healthy and best way possible — when their outer appearance matches with how they feel on the inside — and non-invasive aesthetic treatments can help support that transition and enhance confidence. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
Extras

What We’re Reading: The Ultimate Guide To Makeup Primers, Ella Mai’s Skincare Routine, Tuning Fork Facials, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Neck Rejuvenation Treatments That Get Rid Of Double Chins, Saggy Skin, And Other Signs Of Aging
Body

Neck Rejuvenation Treatments That Get Rid Of Double Chins, Saggy Skin, And Other Signs Of Aging

When patients of mine notice signs of aging, the neck is one of the most common areas of concern. Whether it’s a double chin, sagging skin, horizontal wrinkles and creases, vertical muscle bands, or hanging excess skin (aka a “turkey neck”), many people see signs of aging in the neck area. Read more

Interviews

My Beauty File: Maya Crothers, Founder of CIRCCELL Skincare

In what she calls her “second act,” Maya Crothers developed her own skincare line after retiring from corporate America in her early 40s and moving to the small mountain town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
Extras

What We’re Reading: The Best NYC Facials, A Beginner’s Guide To Fillers, Skincare Trends To Watch, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Heather Marr's Guide To 6-Pack Abs
Fitness

Model Trainer Heather Marr’s Guide To Building 6-Pack Abs

Six-pack abs: Many of us want them and train for them, but few of us ever get them. As an independent personal trainer, I work out of many gyms and see the same mistakes over and over. Read more
The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
Extras

What We’re Reading: How To Get Rid Of Dark Spots, The Important Skincare Step You’re Skipping, The Best Ways To Detox In 2019, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
Extras

What We’re Reading: The Best Face Wash For Each Skin Type, 2019 Beauty Trend Predictions, Nutritionist-Approved Carbs, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
Extras

What We’re Reading: The Best pH-Balanced Skincare Products, Diet Tips From French Women, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

The best beauty wants of 2018
Products

Beauty Products We Love This Month – December Edition

At Charlotte’s Book, our job is to stay at the forefront of new products, buzzy ingredients, and trends. We always make sure to give our honest POVs on all things beauty, and share what’s worth the hype (and what’s not). Read more

Face

Why I Use A Cannula Needle When I Inject Restylane Lyft, A Hyaluronic Acid-Based Filler

As a dermatologist, my priority is the safety and comfort of my patients. That means I’m always on the lookout for new technologies and techniques that provide a more comfortable treatment experience. Read more

What tap water does for your skin?
Extras

4 Ways To Counteract The Harsh Effects Of Tap Water

You’ve probably read a few things about how New York City tap water is the best in the nation—that may be true, but there are still tons of trace chemicals and bizarre compounds that can do a number on your pretty face. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
Extras

What We’re Reading: The Most Googled Beauty Questions Of 2018, All About Ceramides, How To Master The Classic Red Lip, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
Extras

What We’re Reading: The Risks Of Vaginal Lightening, Getting Rid Of Hormonal Acne, The Skincare Benefits Of Goat Milk, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Fine Lines Around The Lips
Face

What Can You Do About Fine Lines Around The Lips? We Asked Our Experts.

These days, a record number of people are opting for lip enhancement procedures. In fact, lip augmentation is the second-fastest growing cosmetic procedure in the US, ahead of even breast augmentation. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
Extras

What We’re Reading: A Guide To Gray Hair, How Orgasms Lead To Better Skin, What Non-Comedogenic Really Means, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
Extras

What We’re Reading: Acne Treatment Products Dermatologists Love, A Hydrating Face Powder, Gut Shots, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Complexion

How Your Gut Health Is Linked To Rosacea

I’m a big believer that a happy gut means better overall health, including skin health. Just like the skin, the gut has its own unique microbiome (the microorganisms in a particular environment), and if the microbiome gets disrupted, there are consequences not just for the digestive system, but for other organs as well. Read more

How to find the right dermatologist for you?
Buyer Beware

How To Find The Best Dermatologist For You: It’s Not Just About Credentials (Although That Is Key!)

With so many kinds of specialized doctors out there, lots of people forego regular visits to a dermatologist, opting to go only if something is seriously wrong. Read more

How To Deal With Food Bullying
Nutrition + Diet

Food Bullying: How I Learned To Deal With It, And How You Can Too

Many years ago, long before gluten was a buzzword, I was diagnosed as “gluten intolerant.”

As soon as I followed the prescribed diet, my life changed. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading: The Best Clean Beauty Ingredients, Winter Skincare Tips, A Guide To Rosehip Oil, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Meet HALO Sport - A healthy, low sugar sports hydration revolution
Vitamins + Supplements

Meet HALO Sport: The Only Sports Drink Worth Having After A Workout

We’re knee-deep in the wellness era, and the beauty industry isn’t far behind. As more and more consumers shift their focus from superficial beauty to beauty from within, brands are stepping up to meet the demand for products that make people feel good on the inside. Read more

How much Botox is too much Botox?
Face

Too Much Botox: The Telltale Signs Of Over-Injection

We’ve all seen photos of celebs who disappear from the public eye for a little bit, only to reemerge looking like a whole new person. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
Extras

What We’re Reading: Anti-Aging Guide For Lips, How To Naturally Curb Your Appetite, The Truth About Parabens, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Interviews

Secrets to Younger Looking Hands: Q&A With Celebrity Manicurist Deborah Lippmann

Just like your face, your hands are at high risk of skin damage due to environmental factors like sun exposure, free radicals, and airborne allergens. Read more

Juara Coffee Scrub Review
Products

I’d Buy It Again: Juara Invigorating Coffee Scrub

In our line of work, we try a lot of products. That means we know what we love and why. I’d Buy It Again is a quick and dirty way to tell you about something we’ve tried and all the reasons we love it. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading: What’s In Bella Hadid’s Fridge, How To Cure A Sugar Hangover, What A Fraxel Laser Does, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

What Kind Of Milk Should You Drink?
Nutrition + Diet

What Kind Of Milk Should I Be Drinking?

The nutrition world is flooded with opposing recommendations, making it confusing for clients and consumers to make informed choices about food. Eat this. Don’t eat that. Read more

All About Facial Gua Sha
Natural + Holistic

All About Facial Gua Sha, Jade Rolling’s More Intense Older Sister

No doubt you’ve heard of jade rolling, but what about gua sha? It’s like jade rolling’s older, more intense sister. An ancient Chinese healing technique—even older than acupuncture—gua sha roughly translates to “scraping.” It involves using a small, smooth stone scraping tool against the skin to massage and stimulate muscles and tissues. Read more

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What We’re Reading: Derm-Approved Lip Balms, What Really Happens In A Plastic Surgeon’s Office, The Best Anti-Aging Foods For Women, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Breast Lift, Implants, Or Both?
Body

Breast Lift, Implants, Or Both: Which Is Right For You?

If you’re not quite happy with the way your breasts look, there are many cosmetic options out there that will help you look and feel your best. Read more

Point Of View

My North Star: How I Built Vintner’s Daughter, A Successful One-Product Skincare Brand

If there’s one thing I know, it’s that you’ll never find success if you don’t identify and tirelessly follow your North Star. Maybe your North Star is making a billion dollars. Read more

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What We’re Reading: Dry Vs. Dehydrated Skin, The Great Bra Debate, Fall Skincare Tips From Chrissy Teigen’s Facialist, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Women's Health

Bring My Belly Back: What Happens To Your Stomach After A C-Section

We all know that pregnancy changes everything, especially our bodies. For too long, women have been told to expect that they’ll never look or feel the same again. Read more

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What We’re Reading: The Ultimate Facial Hair Removal Guide, Drugstore Skincare That Actually Works, Foods That Cause Oily Skin, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Products

I’d Buy It Again: KosĂ„s Tinted Face Oil

As a makeup artist, I know skin: dry, oily, sensitive, “normal” (whatever that means) and everything in between. Working with a variety of faces of all different skin types, textures, and tones, I’m constantly on the hunt for versatile products that not only deliver a desired look, but are also good for the skin.  Read more

The New VBeam Prima Laser Is Here
Face

The New Vbeam Prima Is Here (Rosacea Sufferers Rejoice!)

In case you’re not familiar, Vbeam is a type of pulsed dye laser that treats skin issues related to blood vessels. Whether you have rosacea, spider veins, or port-wine stains, a Vbeam laser is a great treatment option. Read more

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What We’re Reading: Madonna’s New Beauty Roller, The Best Hand Creams, Doctor-Approved Anti-Aging Supplements, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Are Health Coaches The New Shrinks?
Nutrition + Diet

Are Health Coaches The New Shrinks?

Weekly visits with a shrink used to be the popular strategy for getting a grip on your life. But these days, as the mind-body connection resonates more and more, health coaches are becoming the ally du jour for overhauling your body, your health, and your life. Read more

NYC Event Alert: Dr. Sophie Bartsich On How Your Breasts Reveal Your Age
Body

NYC Event Alert: Dr. Sophie Bartsich On How Your Breasts Reveal Your Age

Your breasts say a lot about your age. But do you like what they’re saying?

Whether it’s with a well-fitted bra, tailored clothing, or artful cosmetic surgery, you can make sure your breasts reveal exactly what you want them to. Read more

How To Make The Ultimate Morning Elixir
In The Kitchen

The 6-Ingredient Ultimate Morning Elixir That’s Healthy, Delicious, And Easy To Make

Tea or coffee? Which is your drink of choice? I’m a fan of both, but in the mornings I’m definitely a coffee person, since tea tends to upset my empty stomach. Read more

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What We’re Reading: What To Do If You Get Botox And Hate It, Weight Watchers Changes Its Name, Vaginal Sheet Masks, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Vitamins + Supplements

The Best Ways To Protect Your Skin From Pollution

All you have to do is walk out onto a busy city street to feel the effects of the environment on your skin. Our bodies are constantly under assault from pollution and toxic elements in the environment, and the skin is the first to suffer the consequences. Read more

Sample Butt Workout Program
Fitness

A Sample Butt Workout That’ll Actually Give You The Bum Of Your Dreams

Everyone’s on a quest for the perfect butt. Perfect, of course, means something different for each person. But there are some general rules to follow for a more toned backside, which I shared recently. Read more

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What We’re Reading: Probiotic Skincare, How Breast Implant Surgery Is Changing, Fall Skincare Trends, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

What It's Like To Give Up Drinking In New York City
Wellbeing

A Different Kind Of Happy Hour: What It’s Like To Give Up Drinking In New York City

Happy hours, boozy brunches, girls’ nights out (or in)…what do they all have in common? Drinking. Whether we like to admit it or not, so much of our social lives revolve around alcohol. Read more

Eyelid rejuvenation treatments explained
Face

Eyelid Rejuvenation Treatments For Under-Eye Bags, Droopy Upper Eyelids, And Dark Circles

Of all the parts of the face, the area around the eyes is usually the first to betray a person’s age. Called the periorbital area, signs of aging like crow’s feet, loose skin, droopy upper lids, and under-eye bags can manifest in this part of the face. Read more

Lorena Garcia Beauty File
Interviews

My Beauty File: Lorena Garcia, Founder of Bloguettes And Majka

With a love for wellness, business, and empowering women, Lorena Garcia is an entrepreneur and co-founder of not one, but two successful companies. In 2014, Lorena launched Arizona-based Bloguettes, a creative strategy and design studio that works with businesses on their branding and content. Read more

Vampire Facial Gone Wrong: A New Mexico Spa Exposed Its Clients To Infections
Extras

Vampire Facial Gone Wrong: A Spa Exposed Its Clients To Infections

Vampire facials are a lot less scary than they sound. At least, when they’re done right. When they’re not, though, things can get pretty terrifying. Read more

How Stress Compromises Gut Health
Wellbeing

The Ways Stress Compromises Gut Health (And How Sex Can Help)

Processed foods, antibiotics, travel, alcohol—by now we’re well aware of the factors that can compromise our gut health. But there’s one factor that plays a huge role in the functioning of our GI system but which often gets overlooked: Read more

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What We’re Reading: The Skin Personality Quiz, How To Get Rid Of Ingrown Hairs, A VS Model’s Skincare Routine, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Diets Deciphered: Paleo, Whole30, And Keto
Nutrition + Diet

Paleo, Whole30, Keto: A Food Scientist’s Perspective On Diet Certifications

What diet are you on? In today’s culture, this has become an all-too-common question. Everyone seems to be trying one diet plan or another. Between Paleo, Whole30, Keto, and all the others, there are tons of options out there. Read more

How Do You Find The Best Plastic Surgeon For You?
Buyer Beware

How To Find The Best Plastic Surgeon For You

Plastic surgery is more popular than it’s ever been, with 17.5 million procedures done in 2017 in the U.S. alone. With a decreasing stigma around cosmetic procedures and an increasing focus on aesthetics, it’s so common for people—young, old, male, female, and everyone in between—to willingly go under the knife. Read more

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What We’re Reading: How To Transition Your Skincare Into Fall, DIY Beauty Treatments, Skin Benefits Of Gua Sha, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Farmacy Just Launched Its Honeymoon Glow Serum
Products

Get Your Honeymoon Glow On With Farmacy’s New Night Serum (No Wedding Required)

Farm-to-table is great and all, but farm-to-face? That’s something we can definitely get behind.

Using cutting-edge science in combination with the healing powers of ingredients found in nature to create skincare products? Read more

How To Pick The Right Herbal Supplement Brand
Vitamins + Supplements

How To Pick The Right Herbal Supplement Brands

Garlic can reduce cholesterol. St John’s Wort can treat your depression. Turmeric can reduce inflammation. We read the exciting headlines that cite the latest studies, but are left baffled when we search the web for an herbal supplement only to find an overwhelming amount of products, brands, and preparations. Read more

What Is Snow Mushroom Water Serum, And Does It Work?
Products

What The Heck Is Snow Mushroom Water? And Why Should Your Skin Care So Much?

Every skincare lover is constantly on the quest for the new hydrating, skin-revitalizing product. One product that’s recently piqued a lot of interest is as ancient as it is new. Read more

How To Spot Counterfeit Beauty Products
Products

Counterfeit Beauty Products: The Ugly Truth About Fake Beauty

We get it: everyone loves a good deal, which makes incredible online beauty discounts hard to resist. But consider this before shopping for your beauty and skincare routine from an unauthorized dealer (most likely on Amazon): Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading: The Nonsurgical Breast Lift, Jennifer Lawrence’s Minimal Beauty Routine, A Beginner’s Guide To Retinol, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading: Pancake Syrup For Younger Looking Skin, How To Transition Off The Pill, The Buzzy New Skincare Supplement, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

How I Get Over The Dreaded End-Of-Summer Slump
Vitamins + Supplements

My End-Of-Summer Slump Is In Full Effect. Here’s My Quick Guide To A Post-Summer Reboot.

So many weekends of indulgence, a Fourth of July grill-fest, heavy August drinking, and all of a sudden I see puffy red eyes, the peek of a wine belly, the onslaught of new pimples, and is it just me, or are my jeans feeling tight? Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading: Lip Fillers That Mimic Makeup, Common Sun Protection Mistakes, The Glass Hair Trend Sweeping Hollywood, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Retinol Cream vs. Retinol Serum
Expert Q/A

Ask Charlotte: What’s The Difference Between Retinol Cream And Retinol Serum?

The world of retinol is full of benefits, but with all of the options (retinol cream, retinol serum, pro-retinol, retinoic acid, etc.) it can get confusing. Read more

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What We’re Reading: Healthy Fats Every Diet Needs, Botox For Migraines, How To Eat Sugar Healthfully, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Susanne Kaufmann Eye Cream Is Legit!
Products

I’d Buy It Again: I’m In Love With The Susanne Kaufmann Eye Cream Line T

In our line of work, we try a lot of products. That means we know what we love and why. I’d Buy It Again is a quick and dirty way to tell you about something we’ve tried and all the reasons we love it. Read more

Ask CB: What is a botox shelf?
Expert Q/A

Ask Charlotte: What’s The Botox Shelf?

Whether it’s the Spock brow, puffy cheeks, or over-injected lips, it’s easy to tell when Botox is overdone or done wrong. But have you heard of the “Botox shelf”? Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading: Girlfriend’s Guide To Ulthera, Why You Have Oily Skin, The Morning Routines Of Successful People, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Sadie Adams Of Take Care Spa
Interviews

My Beauty File: Sadie Adams, Facialist And Founder Of Take Care Face & Body

Movement. Consciousness. Healing. Transformation. These are the things Sadie Adams studies and discusses with her clients. She’s a healer, facialist, and founder of Take Care Face & Read more

Jennifer Lopez
Aging

Forever Young: The Real Cost Of Celebrity Skincare

Many of us marvel at celebrities’ apparent ability to defy age, and actually improve on their looks with every year. Celebs used to keep quiet about what they were doing to halt the march of time. Read more

The Easiest Changes You Can Make For Better Skin
Expert Q/A

Ask Charlotte: What Are The Easiest Changes I Can Make for Better Skin?

Ever wonder what the easiest changes are that you can make right now for amazing skin? You’re definitely not alone. A reader asked us how to get better skin with small but significant changes. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading: A Guide To Natural Sweeteners, Jennifer Lopez’s Beauty Habits, NYC’s New Wellness Oasis, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

How CBD Protein Powder Cured My Back Pain
Vitamins + Supplements

How CBD Protein Powder Cured My Back Pain

If you’ve been keeping up with wellness trends, chances are you’ve heard of CBD. Short for cannabidiol, CBD is a compound derived from the cannabis plant. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading: How To Stay Cool This Summer, The 6 Most Important Skincare Habits, The Benefits Of Double-Cleansing, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Still in denial about the risks of UV exposure? This sun damage video reveals unseen freckles, age spots, and wrinkles, plus proves that sunblock works.
Sun Care

This Sun Damage Video Reveals The Very Real Risks Of UV Exposure

As the saying goes, pictures speak louder than words—and this “How the Sun Sees You” video speaks volumes. Dermatologists have been warning us for years that unprotected sun exposure causes premature aging and skin cancer. Read more

My Good (And Bad) Skincare Secrets From Celebrity Esthetician Renee Rouealu
Sun Care

The Skincare Sins And Secrets Of A Celebrity Esthetician

We all have a list of skincare sins: those bad habits we’ve been trying to break for years. All of us except professional, licensed estheticians, that is. Read more

Kylie Jenner Got Rid Of Her Lip Fillers
Face

Kylie Jenner’s Lip Fillers Are Gone. A CB Expert Weighs In

What’s been the big beauty trend the last few years? Luscious lips. The perfect, plump pout. Overlined. Overstated. You get the picture. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading: 5 New Healthy Meal Delivery Services, K-Beauty Skincare Trends Explained, 25 Cult Classic Skincare Products, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Does fat come back after Coolsculpting?
Expert Q/A

Ask Charlotte: Does Fat Come Back After CoolSculpting?

Body contouring is an appealing option for people who aren’t good candidates for surgery, but still have pockets of fat they want to get rid of. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading: The Instagram “Headache” Pose, 5 Moves For A Stronger Butt, Tips For Natural-Looking Foundation, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

The Archetype Diet By Dana James
Nutrition + Diet

Are You A Wonder Woman? A Femme Fatale? Dana James Says Your Archetype Is Influencing Your Eating Habits

A seemingly endless cycle of diets. Feeling guilty about last night’s pasta dinner. And the dessert that followed. Looking in the mirror and being upset at what you see.  Read more

Five Simple Tweaks To Keep Your Skin From Freaking This Summer
Sun Care

Are You Having A Summer Skin Freakout?

Summertime is an amazing time of year, but it isn’t always great on your skin. There’s the obvious increase in exposure to UV rays. Read more

Get A Summer Glow With Drunk Elephant's D-Bronzi
Products

Drunk Elephant’s New D-Bronzi Is The Perfect Self-Tanner For People Who Are Terrified Of Self-Tanners

It’s summertime, and that means lots of sunshine (and sun protection, of course). Just because you’re staying in the shade as much as possible and wearing sunscreen and hats, though, doesn’t mean you can’t have that sun-kissed summer glow. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading: The Biggest Health Trend Of 2018, Transparent Face Masks, How To Tame Frizzy Hair, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Summer Treats That Won't Make You Gain Weight
Nutrition + Diet

How To Not Gain Weight This Summer

Whether you’re spending long days at the beach, or grilling on your back patio, summer brings good times you’ll want to savor. For me, they almost always involve food and parties with friends. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading: How To Pick The Right Moisturizer, The Latest Innovations In Fem-Tech, Good Vs. Bad Sugars, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Dr. Whitney Bowe Explains The Beauty Of Dirty Skin
Interviews

Do You Understand What “Dirty Skin” Means And Why It’s Good For You? We Explain.

Dr. Whitney Bowe is an internationally renowned dermatologist and research scientist who’s sought-after for her expertise in skin rejuvenation, laser therapies, and nutritional dermatology. Read more

Ingredient Check: Fatty Acids
Products

Ingredient Check: Fatty Acids, Inside & Out (Plus The Products & Supplements You Need)

Every once in awhile, a particular ingredient (edible or otherwise) gets a ton of press and starts appearing in everything from drinks to lotions. Why? Read more

Are #bikiniselfies anti-feminist or pro-feminist?
Point Of View

Bye Bye, Miss America Bikini: My Thoughts On #bikiniselfies, Emily Ratajkowski, And More

The Miss America Organization announced this month that they will no longer be functioning as a pageant, and will instead be a competition. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading: Felicity Jones’ Skincare Routine, The Best Hormone-Balancing Supplements, Natural Remedies For Dark Circles, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Ask CB: What Kombucha Should I Buy?
Ask Charlotte

Ask Charlotte: What Kombucha Should I Buy?

Kombucha is a fizzy, fermented tea made with a culture of bacteria and yeast. The drink is well-known in the wellness world for its probiotic benefits, including its ability to aid digestion, detoxify the body, and boost immunity. Read more

Are InstaBreasts Worth The Hype?
Body

Are InstaBreasts Worth The Hype?

The “InstaBreast” aka the “vacation breast” is a hotly contested, often-criticized procedure in which a saline solution, purportedly designed to last up to 24 hours, is injected into the breast. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading: The Biggest Misconceptions About Probiotics, How Much Sunscreen You Really Need, Mood-Boosting Supplements, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading: Hand Fillers Are Now FDA-Approved, Why Bella Hadid Won’t Get Cosmetic Surgery, An Emoji-Sexting Guide, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Emily Parr of Poke PR Shares Her Beauty File
Interviews

My Beauty File: Emily Parr, Founder Of Poke PR

Emily Parr is a beauty and wellness PR maven and all-around badass woman. She’s the founder of Poke PR, a boutique beauty and wellness PR agency in New York. Read more

Understanding Alternative Facial Rejuvenation Injections
Face

Two Anti-Aging Alternatives To Traditional Injectables: Fat Injections And PRP

I’m dedicated to helping my patients look their best, and that often involves decreasing or even reversing signs of aging. Facial aging involves a number of processes, including loss of skin elasticity, decrease in soft tissue volume, and downward displacement of the skin and tissues. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading: How The Keto Diet Affects Your Skin, The Cosmetic Treatment That’s Become A Global Phenomenon, Penis Facials, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

My Vacation Rules - How To be Healthy When You Travel
Nutrition + Diet

How To Stay Healthy When You Travel, According To A Health Coach

I just got back from vacation. I ate what I wanted to, when I wanted to. Gluten, dairy, sweets. Not all day, every day, but my nutritional style sorta went out the window. Read more

Expert Q/A

Is Facial Steaming Actually Good For My Skin?

A Charlotte’s Book reader submitted an #AskCharlotte question about facial steaming. For an expert’s perspective, we reached out to Allison Tray of Tres Belle Spa, who cleared things up for us. Read more

How To Balance Holistic Living With Cosmetic Dermatology
Natural + Holistic

How To Balance Holistic Living With Cosmetic Dermatology

Over the years, the number one question my patients ask, above all else, is how they can look better naturally. As both a board-certified dermatologist and a certified yoga instructor with deeply rooted Ayurvedic values, the emphasis on “natural” is not lost on me. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading: What Too Much Filler Does To Your Face, Supplements For Stress, What’s In Jennifer Aniston’s Smoothie, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Why Your Butt Exercises Aren't Working
Fitness

Why Your Butt Exercises Aren’t Working

When Charlotte’s Book founder Robin Shobin approached me to write about the glutes—how to change them with exercise, how long it takes to see results, etc.—I was slow to start. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading: Toxic Sunscreen, 10 Botox Facts, The Downside To Lip Fillers, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Amanda Kloots - Jump Rope Queen
Interviews

My Beauty File: Jump Rope Queen + Celebrity Trainer Amanda Kloots

Former Broadway dancer. One-time Radio City Rockette. Sought-after trainer. Our newest girl crush. Amanda Kloots is all those things and more. After years as a performer, she decided to use her passion for dance and fitness to train others. Read more

Body Contouring Devices Explained
Body

Body Contouring Treatments Decoded: UltraShape, SculpSure, CoolSculpting, And TruSculpt 3D

Sometimes, no matter how much you exercise and how healthy your diet is, there are parts of your body that just don’t look and feel the way you want them to. Read more

The Motherhood Event - NYC
Women's Health

NYC Event Alert: The Motherhood Event

If you’re expecting or are a new mom, then you are (or will be) navigating the many changes your body goes through during and after childbirth. Read more

Sophie Bartsich MD, FACS incites a bra-volution by discussing the problems with traditional bra sizing. Follow her tips to find a better-fitting bra.
Body

Why There’s No Such Thing As a Standard “B” Cup

You’ve probably heard the statistics: 80 percent of women are wearing the wrong bra size, and they don’t even know it. But many of these women have been wearing bras every day for decades. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading: The Pros And Cons Of At-Home Laser Hair Removal, Sephora’s New In-Store Facial, Understanding Nutrition Labels, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Nancy Twine, Founder of Brigeo, Tells Us About Self-Care, Beauty Habits, And Running A Company
Interviews

Charlotte Talks To: Nancy Twine Of Briogeo

As a small child, Nancy Twine would visit her grandmother in rural West Virginia, and she’d watch her make soaps, lotions, and hair products using farm-grown ingredients. Read more

Delicious Cannellini Bean Bagna Cauda
Nutrition + Diet

A Delicious Cannellini Bean Bagna CĂ uda Recipe

Originating from the Piedmont region in Italy, bagna cĂ uda literally translates to “hot bath.” It’s a sauce for dipping vegetables—the perfect way to get your veggies in if you ask us! Read more

Botox, Dysport, Xeomin?
Face

Ask Charlotte: Botox, Dysport, Or Xeomin? Which Is Best, Or Are They All The Same?

Coke vs. Pepsi? McDonalds vs. Burger King? Botox vs. Dysport? Dinner-table conversations no longer revolve around which soda brand or fast food chain is better. Read more

The Best Probiotic Foods (If You Hate Taking Supplements)
Nutrition + Diet

The Best Probiotic Foods (If You Hate Taking Supplements)

Give Your Gut a Boost With Good Bacteria

Probiotics are the live microorganisms found in fermented foods such as kefir and kimchi, and they’re one of the hottest, and most promising, topics in nutritional research. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading: How Millennials Use Botox, The One Food Supermodels Eat For Glowing Skin, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Cane + Austin Retexture Pads Review
Products

I’d Buy It Again: Cane + Austin Retexture Pads

In our line of work, we try a lot of products: that means we know what we love, and why. I’d Buy It Again is a quick and dirty way to tell you about something we’ve tried and all the reasons we love it. Read more

Danielle Huthart Tried A Week-Long Intensive With Celebrity Trainer Anna Kaiser. Here's How It Went.
Fitness

My Week With Anna Kaiser: What It’s Really Like To Do A Celebrity Fitness Bootcamp

One week is no biggie. Right?

I consider myself active. Fitness doesn’t come easily for me but I endure it because I always feel better after a sweat. Read more

Bobbi Brown's New Charlotte's Book Column
Point Of View

Musings Of A Curious Mind: Bobbi Brown’s First Column For CB

I’ve always been incredibly curious.

I want to know the answers, whether it’s as complex as a person’s life story or something a little more simple like whether you can drink cocktails and still lose weight. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading: Madonna On Butt Masks And Fighting Ageism, The Most Common Skincare Mistakes, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Does Pasta Actually Make You Gain Weight? A New Study Says No.
Nutrition + Diet

Could This Really Be True?! Can Pasta Help With Weight Loss?

Stop the presses. Have I got some news for you.

Before I spill, though, picture this. You’re at that new Italian restaurant you’ve been waiting to try.  Read more

Fillers 101
Face

All About Fillers: Dr. Robyn Gmyrek Fills Us In On The Different Options And What They Do

Dermal fillers are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures done today. We’ve seen lots of innovation in recent years, including the introduction of several new products on the market.  Read more

Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream Review
Products

I’d Buy It Again: Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream Review

In our line of work, we try a lot of products: that means we know what we love, and why. I’d Buy It Again is a quick and dirty way to tell you about something we’ve tried and all the reasons we love it. Read more

You're Invited To Spring Renewal At Russak Dermatology
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New York Event Alert: Spring Renewal At Russak Dermatology

Rally your girlfriends and revitalize your body, skin, and mind at Russak Dermatology’s Spring Renewal event. It’ll be an evening full of discussion focused on beauty from within, the latest in aesthetics and fashion, and amazing giveaways. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading: Allure’s New Life In Plastic Series, 7 Things Dermatologists Never Put On Their Face, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Supplements, Lasers, And Procedures That Remedy Hair Loss
Hair

From Supplements To Lasers And PRP, Here Are The Best Remedies For Hair Loss

Thick, lush, healthy, silky smooth, shiny hair—it’s every woman’s dream. For men, it’s simpler, but the same idea—a thick, full head of hair. As a cosmetic dermatologist, hair loss and thinning are among the most emotionally difficult concerns patients come to me with. Read more

An Anti-Aging, Cancer-Fighting Chocolate Drink With Moon Juice Products
In The Kitchen

A Super Easy Recipe For A Cancer-Fighting, Anti-Aging Chocolate Drink

I’m not that great with recipes. And I rarely take the time to really “make” something. Short of my morning elixir—which I’m really proud of—I’m not the kind of person that takes the time to make smoothies. Read more

Rose-Marie Swift Beauty File
Interviews

My Beauty File: Rose-Marie Swift, Founder Of RMS Beauty

For over 35 years, Rose-Marie Swift has worked as a makeup artist, performing her magic on celebrity canvases like Gisele BĂŒndchen, Tilda Swinton, Miranda Kerr, and Sofia Coppola. Read more

Ask Charlotte: Can An IUD Help My Melasma?
Women's Health

Ask Charlotte: Can An IUD Help My Melasma?

Every woman knows the terrors of birth control: emotional roller-coasters, skincare nightmares, unexpectedly heavy periods, cramps—the list goes on and on.

One reader wonders specifically if the IUD (intrauterine device) can help with melasma (darkening birthmark-like patterns on the skin), which has been worsening with her hormonal pill birth control. Read more

Kosas Creme Blush Review
Products

I’d Buy It Again: KosĂ„s Creme Blush Is Perfect For That “Lit From Within” Cheeky Glow

In our line of work, we try a lot of products: that means we know what we love, and why. I’d Buy It Again is a quick and dirty way to tell you about something we’ve tried and all the reasons we love it. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading: Apparently Pasta Leads to Weight Loss, The World’s First Face Gym, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Bobbi Brown Launches justBOBBI, A New Lifestyle Platform
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justBOBBI.com: A New Lifestyle Platform From Bobbi Brown (Plus, A New Wellness Line To Boot!)

Allow me to reintroduce myself.

Those are the words you see when you enter justBOBBI.com, Bobbi Brown’s brand new digital lifestyle platform. Read more

Naomi Whittel's Glow15 Harnesses The Power Of Autophagy To Reverse Signs Of Aging
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Glow15: Harnessing The Power Of Autophagy To Reverse Signs Of Aging In 15 Days

By now, the idea that beauty starts from within is pretty much an accepted fact. But it wasn’t always that way. When Naomi Whittel, the founder of Reserveage Nutrition, came up with her idea for a supplement company that used collagen and resveratrol—the antioxidant found in the skin of red grapes—it was pretty revolutionary.  Read more

Laser Therapy To Get A Firmer Chest And Décolleté
Body

Are Your Neck And Chest Revealing Your Real Age? These Laser Treatments Can Help

As we age and our skin starts to lose its elasticity and begins to wrinkle, the chest and décolleté (neck and upper chest) often reveal our true age. Read more

Clairol's Color Of Confidence Campaign Challenges Women To Be Fearless
Hair

Can Changing Your Hair Color Get You A Raise?

We’re so much more than our appearances, but there’s no doubt that our confidence and feelings of self-worth are at the heart of everything we do. Read more

Should You Be Drinking Alkaline Water?
Nutrition + Diet

Should You Be Drinking Alkaline Water?

“Water, water everywhere” doesn’t just describe your summer plans anymore. With so many different types of water on the market, from natural spring and mineral to electrolyte and alkaline, how do you choose what you should be hydrating with? Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading: Spring Beauty Trends On Instagram, The Lazy Girl’s Skincare Rule, Why Planking For A Long Time Is Pointless, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Do you keep your cosmetic treatments a secret?
Point Of View

To Tell Or Not To Tell: Do You Keep Your Cosmetic Treatments A Secret?

In doctors’ offices all over New York, you’ll often hear the receptionist asking, “One credit card or two?” When I first heard this I didn’t understand—but after asking a few questions, I learned it’s because women want to hide their cosmetic treatments from their husbands. Read more

Skyn Iceland Just Launched A Micellar Cleansing Water
Products

Skyn ICELAND’s New Micellar Cleansing Water Is Made With Icelandic Glacial Water And Arctic Algae

I’ll be honest. The first time I heard of micellar water, I thought it was a new flavored water (à la LaCroix). To my surprise, not only is it not a drink, it isn’t even new. Read more

Christie Brinkley Gets Honest About Ultherapy And Female Empowerment
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Christie Brinkley, Debbie White, And Dr. Patricia Wexler On Beauty, Aging, And Empowerment

We recently attended a fun and inspiring panel discussion in NYC that was all about female empowerment, beauty and aging, and being a successful businesswoman. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading: The Top 6 Healthy Food & Drink Trends at ExpoWest, Tata Harper’s Morning Routine, Why Kim Kardashian Gets Late-Night Facials And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

I tried 3 different lasers for sun sports. Here's what happened.
Face

I Tried It: A Trifecta Of Lasers To Get Rid Of Sunspots, Freckles, And Visible Veins

Over the years, I’ve racked up my share of sunspots, and have also become increasingly aware of the fine lines that look like they’ve taken permanent residence on my face. Read more

Products

Summer Fridays: A New Skincare Line Created By Two Beauty Influencers

Don’t we all look forward to Summer Fridays? Heading out of work early, the sun beckoning us to make the most of the weekend, maybe to take a quick trip out of town to relax and recharge? Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading: The Best Skincare Routine For Your 30s, Getting A Chemical Peel, The Best Health And Wellness Podcasts, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

What is fractionated coconut oil? And is coconut oil good for skin?
Natural + Holistic

Is the Coconut Oil in My Kitchen Safe For My Skin?

Nutritionists and skin pros alike extol the benefits of coconut oil for both your inner health and skin. But what kind of coconut oil should you be using? Read more

A plastic surgeon tells us all about cankles, including how they develop to how to get rid of them.
Body

Cankles: What They Are, Why They Happen, And How To Get Rid Of Them

Cankles are technically defined as the appearance of thick ankles or calves. Some might say that the ankles tend to blend with the calves, thus the origin of the creative term “cankles”. Read more

Bobbi Brown And Health Warrior Present The World's Most Beautiful Bar
Nutrition + Diet

Why You Need The World’s Most Beautiful (And Delicious) Snack Bar From Bobbi Brown x Health Warrior

Bobbi Brown is synonymous with beauty. For nearly three decades, we’ve enjoyed her namesake makeup and skincare products. At the heart of Bobbi’s brand, though, is her focus on empowering women and celebrating inner beauty. Read more

McKenzie Raley Of Land Of Women Shares Her Beauty File
Interviews

My Beauty File: Mckenzie Raley Of Land Of Women

Back in early 2015, Mckenzie Raley founded a lingerie line called Land of Women. It’s the classic founder story: she wanted a particular kind of bra—a well-designed, clean-lined, quality bra that fit really well—and she couldn’t find it. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading: The Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures, A Celebrity Facialist’s Skincare Secrets, BeyoncĂ©’s Diet Plan, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Discounted Services Aren't Worth It
Buyer Beware

You Get What You Pay For: The Risk Of Cheap Botox

Let’s face it: cosmetic procedures aren’t cheap. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the national average cost (in 2011) for laser skin resurfacing was about $1,200 and a single dose of an injectable dermal filler was close to $600. Read more

implant-types
Body

Breast Implant Types And How To Choose The Right One

Since their inception in the 1960s, breast implants have gone through many variations. What started as either a water balloon or silicone gel in a rubber sac has evolved into a highly advanced technology, both in terms of packaging and filler material. Read more

VSPOT Medi Spa Is All About Better Sex And Orgasms
Women's Health

The NYC Spa That’s All About Better Sex And Orgasms

If your nether regions need a little pick-me-up, head to the Upper East Side. Here you’ll find VSPOT Medi Spa, a one-stop-shop for all things feminine, pleasurable, and empowering.  Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading: Celebs Get Picture-Perfect For The Oscars, How To Layer Your Skincare Products, Botox In A Bottle, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Maria Hatzistefanis Beauty File
Interviews

My Beauty File: Maria Hatzistefanis Of Rodial

How do you become an overnight success? Well, Maria Hatzistefanis will be the first to tell you that you don’t. The founder of Rodial, Maria spent 18 years building what is now considered a cult beauty brand popular among the likes of Poppy Delevingne and Kylie Jenner. Read more

I'd Buy It Again: Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask
Products

I’d Buy It Again: Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask Review

In our line of work, we try a lot of products: that means we know what we love, and why. I’d Buy It Again is a quick and dirty way to tell you about something we’ve tried and all the reasons we love it. Read more

Is Your Plastic Surgeon Actually Qualified?
Buyer Beware

Is Your Cosmetic Surgeon Qualified? The Answer Isn’t As Simple As You Might Think

Cosmetic procedures can be huge, life-changing decisions, and you want to make sure you’re in the hands of a knowledgeable, experienced professional who knows exactly what they’re doing. Read more

How do you know if you really need to take a probiotic? Medical herbalist Daniela Turley explains.
Vitamins + Supplements

Ask Charlotte: Should Everyone Take A Probiotic?

Q—CHARLOTTE’S BOOK READER:

Should everyone take a probiotic?

A—DANA JAMES, triple certified nutritionist & DANIELA TURLEY, medical herbalist 

Probiotics and gut health are hot topics right now, so we reached out to two CB experts to get their opinions. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading: CoverGirl Features First Model With Vitiligo, Why Women Need Probiotics, Biggest Fitness Trends Of 2018, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

The-Radio-Frequency-Facial-with-Joanna-Vargas
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Face

Video: Radio Frequency 101 With Joanna Vargas

Joanna Vargas is known for her top-of-the-line, holistic, non-invasive skincare. Celebrities love her personalized, thorough approach (Came in for a facial? She’ll get you hooked on green juice.), and so does Charlotte’s Book. Read more

Botox Can Help With Depression
Face

Sad About Wrinkles? Botox Can Help With Depression

Botox not only lessens wrinkles on your face, but scientists say that it can also help decrease depression. A study on Botox’s links to depression shows that many patients reported better moods and fewer depressive symptoms as a result of Botox. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading: The Best Dry Scalp Remedies, Health Benefits Of Orgasms, Protein Culture In America, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

the Best beauty and wellness Apps Right Now
Fitness

My Favorite Beauty, Wellness, And Fitness Apps Right Now

It’s impossible to imagine doing even the most basic task without your phone: getting a ride, ordering food, flying, even meditating. We’ve talked about the many drawbacks of aging in the digital age, including turkey neck from texting and a variety of other smart phone-related aging and beauty woes (and solutions). Read more

The Biggest Skincare Mistakes An Esthetician Sees
Expert Q/A

The Biggest Skincare Mistakes My Clients Make

As an esthetician and skincare specialist, I love working with clients to achieve healthy, glowing skin. It’s definitely an inside-out process, involving a balanced diet and healthy habits, in addition to a good skincare regimen. Read more

Health + Wellness

Self-Care Tips For Healing (And Partying) Post-Divorce

You threw a party when you got married, right? Probably more than one, actually.

Flash forward to the Big D. And no, I don’t mean Debbie Does Dallas, or even Dallas. Read more

Esthetician Jillian Wright breaks down the skin benefits of sex.
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That’s Hot: Why Sex Is Great For Your Skin

Love (and lust!) is in the air. That’s good news for dull winter complexions, as it turns out that a Valentine’s Day tryst isn’t just helpful for your mood—sex is great for your skin, too.  Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading: Why Organic Tampons Aren’t Better, Jessica Biel Talks Vaginas, A Beginner’s Guide To Cannabis, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

We're giving away a spot for Anna Kaiser's week-long NYC Intensive! Plus, we've got some amazing goodies from health and wellness experts. Enter now for a chance to win!
Fitness

We’re Giving Away A Week-Long Intensive With Celebrity Trainer Anna Kaiser

We’re so excited to announce that we’ve partnered with AKT to give away a spot on Anna Kaiser’s NYC Intensive from March 12-16! Read more

Weed vs Wine?
Fitness

Weed Vs. Wine: Our Beauty & Wellness Experts Weigh In

We all know that a sugar-laden glass of wine isn’t doing any favors for your waistline, not to mention alcohol is a major inflammatory. But, popular knowledge says, what could be less harmful than a glass of wine? Read more

How To Fight Winter Blues - Naturally. Use these 6 supplements
Vitamins + Supplements

6 Herbal Supplements To Fight The Winter Blues

Don’t you just want to stay in bed forever these days? There’s no doubt that the dark days of winter can bring you down. Energy’s lacking, viruses take their toll, and your mood isn’t what it would be on a perfectly warm, sunny day in June. Read more

The 7 Best Beauty & Wellness Apps
Fitness

Work Out At Home: The Best Of Digital Fitness

When it’s cold out, leaving your house to work out just seems impossible. Why leave the heat and comfort of your apartment for something you can find online? Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading: The “New Naked”, Bespoke Wedding Scents, The Impact Of Selfie Culture On Plastic Surgery, and More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Esthetician Allison Marks shares her inside tips and go-to products for maintaining great skin during the winter.
Products

An Esthetician’s Winter Skincare Routine + Favorite Products

The winter months can be downright harsh on your skin. It’s so important to maintain a good skincare routine when it’s cold out. Read more

Winter Comfort Foods That Balance PH
Nutrition + Diet

Winter Comfort Food That Balances Your Body’s PH

I don’t know about you, but as soon as the days get darker and temperatures get colder, I crave comfort food. But as I become more health conscious, my idea of comfort food has shifted. Read more

The Hot Water Cure
In The Kitchen

The Surprisingly Easy Hot Water Cure

I recently had the pleasure of attending a talk with Dr. John Douillard, an Ayurvedic doctor based in Colorado. He taught us a simple, amazing technique to cut food cravings and clear a congested lymphatic system—how? Read more

Nucifera Balm Review
Products

I’d Buy It Again: Nucifera Balm Review

In our line of work, we try a lot of products: that means we know what we love, and why. I’d Buy It Again is a quick and dirty way to tell you about something we’ve tried and all the reasons we like it. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading: Baby Botox, How To Apply Lip Liner, Skin Benefits Of Rosehip Oil, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Which Supplements Do You Need To Take?
Vitamins + Supplements

Video: Go Inside My Supplement Cabinet With Beauty Nutritionist Corina Crysler

I am a supplement junkie. On any given day you can see me taking anywhere from 5-10 different vitamins or herbs. When I walk down the vitamin and supplement aisle at Whole Foods I read the labels and I’m convinced I need to add them all to my daily routine. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading: Best Product Launches This Month, Antioxidants, Alcohol Alternatives For Dry January, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Is Your Derm A Derm?
Buyer Beware

Is Your Derm Really A Derm?

Okay, so your first thought is probably: obviously. But what if we told you that not all doctors who practice “cosmetic treatments” or even dermatology are actually trained to do so? Read more

Jessica Morelli Shares Her Beauty File
Interviews

Jessica Morelli Of Palermo Body Shares Her Beauty File

Inspired by her grandmother’s commitment to living holistically and using fresh ingredients and natural remedies, Jessica Morelli started making natural soaps by hand in 2008. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading: Injectables for Wedding-Ready Skin, Micro-Cheating, UFO Face Masks and More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

How does fitness change after 40?
Fitness

How Does Fitness Change After 40? Here’s My Best Training Advice

Like it or not, our bodies change as we mature and enter our forties, fifties, and beyond. This is true even for those of us who stay active and continue fitness programs that were effective in our younger years. Read more

Smoothies Vs. Juice
In The Kitchen

Smoothies Vs. Juice? Plus The Most Delicious (Almost) Fruitless Smoothie Recipe

I’m not sure if I’ve talked about my preference for smoothies over juices yet, but here’s my verdict: smoothies.

Yes, juice looks so clean, so healthy, and its just packaged and marketed so well—there are juice bars and juicing at fabulous restaurants, etc. Read more

Ulthera Made Me Look Younger
Medical Beauty

Ulthera Took Five Years Off My Face

As a veteran beauty editor, I’ve been able to test out more than my fair share of skin treatments—everything from electrotherapy to Botox and back again—in an effort to look younger than my years. Read more

The 5 Must Have Supplements and Their Proper Dosage
Vitamins + Supplements

The 5 Must-Have Supplements And Their Proper Dosage

Walk down the vitamin and supplement aisle of a grocery store or pharmacy and you may find yourself overwhelmed by all the options. There are literally hundreds. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading: Scrunchies (AKA Hair Clouds) Are Back, Nose Jobs Are Changing, And More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Blue Light Acne Devices
Products

The Best At-Home Blue Light LED Acne Treatments

There’s a coup happening in your bathroom, led by dozens of electric beauty gadgets just begging to turn you into Charlize Theron. And in an age where we use our phones to fetch a cab and turn living rooms into massage parlors and exercise classes, it’s not surprising. Read more

Detox With Supplements, Not Juice
Vitamins + Supplements

Leave The Juice, Take The Supplements: A New Guide To Detox

Now that we’re past the season of indulgence and parties, it’s the perfect time for a detox program. Food, stress, environmental factors, and chemicals can all cause toxic buildup in the body. Read more

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Read This Now: The Books You Need For A Better 2018

New year, new you! Or at least, a better version of you. With the start of a new year comes another opportunity to focus on self-care and personal development, and now’s the time to equip yourself with the tools you need to make it your best year yet. Read more

Is Yoga Good For Weight Loss?
Wellbeing

9 Reasons Yoga Is Perfect For Weight Loss

For many of us, the first step on the journey to weight loss is through the gym doors. The glistening and toned physiques at the weight rack, on the treadmills, and in spin class briefly inspire us to think that the best way to shed those stubborn pounds is to lift heavier, run faster, and push harder. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading: Gym Ponytails, A Guide to Your 7 Chakras, ‘Hot’ Cocktails and More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best beauty, health, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Stop Eating Popcorn, And Other Healthy Changes To Make In The New Year
Nutrition + Diet

Stop Eating Popcorn! (And Other Lifestyle Tips For A Healthy New Year)

As the season of overindulgence comes to a close, we inevitably look back to reevaluate our habits in the past year, resolving to do better in the new year.  Read more

Face Oil Questions
Expert Q/A

Winter Face Oil Know-How

I LOVE face oil. But like so many women with oily, acne-prone skin, I resisted using face oil adamantly. Are you kidding? Add oil to my face? Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: The Beauty Benefits of Mistletoe, What Happens When You Overeat and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Natural Hangover Remedies
Vitamins + Supplements

Natural Hangover Remedies for the Holidays

The holidays are upon us! Parties, celebration, alcohol, festive food, more alcohol, and an abundance of holiday cheer. How does one navigate through these next few weeks and the inevitable increase in alcohol consumption? Read more

Holiday Wishlist 2017
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Tropical Vacations, Yoga, Rare Jewelry, And Saunas: Here’s The Charlotte’s Book Community Wishlist For 2017

According to successful people everywhere, we should all be writing down the things we want—whether they’re long-term goals or things we hope to get done tomorrow. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: Top Wellness Trends of 2018, The Titan of Anti-Aging Skincare Tools and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Personal Humidifiers Are A Skincare Must
Products

Up Your Winter Skincare Game With These Tiny Humidifiers

In almost every winter skincare guide on the internet, you’ll find a few tips that every dermatologist or skincare expert recommends. Generally, the idea is get more moisture, and one of the best ways to do that is with a humidifier. Read more

Glycation and Aging - How Your Diet Impacts Your Skin
Nutrition + Diet

Glycation: Sugar Is Making You Age Faster

We all know our diet impacts our overall health, but did you know it can impact how your skin ages? Our skin is our biggest organ, and it is susceptible to both internal and external environmental factors. Read more

Kristen Shaw Beauty File
Interviews

My Beauty File: Kristen Shaw

There’s something about Kristen.

I was rushing to meet her in NoHo because of train delay(s) and after arriving at Suite 303—founded by celeb hair stylist April Barton—I was immediately put at ease by Kristen’s poise and glowing skin. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: Why TIME Cropped a Woman Out of its Cover, How to Sell Wellness to a Bro and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

What Celebrity Trainer Anna Kaiser Brings on Vacation
Travel + Spa

Celebrity Fitness Guru Anna Kaiser: What I Bring On Vacation

A few times a year, I host week-long AKT retreats in different locations around the world. I get together with a group of women who are looking to reprogram their bodies with a high energy, sweat-filled fitness program. Read more

The Holiday Party Survival Guide
Wellbeing

The Ultimate Holiday (Health) Survival Guide

The holiday season can become an endless parade of parties, deadlines, and moments of frantically juggling work, shopping, entertaining, and family. Even though it’s the season for joy and celebration, it’s easy to feel below par thanks to overeating, drinking, lack of sleep, and viral infections. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: How to Maximize Your Sleep Opportunity, Jay-Z Admits to Infidelity and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Is The New Ideal Implant Better Than Saline or Silicone?
Body

Are You Gelling With The New Ideal Implant? It’s Not Just About Saline Vs. Silicone Anymore

Breast augmentation surgery might seem straightforward and uncomplicated. It just involves placing an implant into a pocket on the chest wall and then closing the skin, right? Read more

Russak Dermatology Holiday Glow Event 12/17
Extras

New York Event Alert: It’s A “Glow” Holiday Party With Russak Dermatology

You’ll be glowing at Russak Dermatology’s Holiday GLOW event, and not just because of the cocktails. Dr. Julie Russak and the team at the Russak Clinic will be talking all things beauty and wellness at this holiday-themed event. Read more

Understanding the connection between mind, body and skin
Wellbeing

The Mind-Body-Skin Connection, Explained

Your belly, brain, and skin are all connected. When we have an imbalance in the gut it causes imbalances in our mental health (affecting moods and emotions), which in turn affects our skin. Read more

Helena Christensen Charlotte's Book Beauty File
Interviews

My Beauty File: Helena Christensen

Who hasn’t been obsessed with Helena Christensen since she set foot on that secluded beach with Chris Isaak in the infamous Wicked Game video? Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
Extras

What We’re Reading Now: Chic Elastic-Waist Pants, Defining “Clean Beauty” and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

How Not To Over Eat This Holiday Season
Nutrition + Diet

Keep It Under Control: Real Life Tips To Prevent Overeating This Holiday Season

We’ve all had those days when we feel endlessly hungry and no matter what we eat, it’s not enough, especially around the holidays. Read more

Botox for your teeth?
Face

Botox Can Keep The Dentist Away And Soften Your Jawline, Too

Stress rears her ugly head in so many ways it’s hard to keep track. Wrinkles, acne, dull hair and skin, headaches, infections—the list goes on and on. Read more

Best beauty gifts for under $100
Point Of View

Start Shopping! Here Are 10 Beauty + Wellness Gifts, All Under $100

Is it the holidays already?! What happened to fall?

It seems to come earlier every year, but I couldn’t be more excited for the holidays. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: Foods to Eat for Hydrated Skin, Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Butt-Lifts and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Plastic Surgery Network App on Apple TV
Body

You Can Watch Plastic Surgery Before & Afters On Apple TV

If you’re planning a cosmetic procedure (or at least considering one), you can’t be too informed. It can be a big decision, and you want to make sure you’re choosing the right surgeon, that you know what to expect pre- and post-procedure, and that you’re well-armed with all the information you need. Read more

A Nutritionist's Guide To Thanksgiving
Nutrition + Diet

The Nutritionist’s Guide To Thanksgiving

Who doesn’t love Thanksgiving? The food is awesome, it’s a no-pressure holiday (mostly), plus it’s the perfect time for a long weekend. By making recipes that preserve the integrity of each ingredient as well as maximize nutrition content, you’re bound to feel totally satisfied without feeling painfully full, and you’ll set the stage for healthy habits throughout the holiday season.  Read more

Afraid of implants? Fat Grafting For Breast Enhancement Might Be The Answer
Body

Afraid Of Breast Implants? Fat Grafting Might Be The Answer

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures in the country. In fact, almost 300,000 women had breast augmentation just in 2016. Read more

How to buy the best green juice.
Nutrition + Diet

Is Your Green Juice Legit? A Food Scientist’s Viewpoint

Six years ago the thought of drinking a green juice for pleasure was completely foreign to me, and quite frankly something I could barely drink unless it was mostly made of apple juice. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: Christie Brinkley Talks Injectables, The Best Natural Beauty Products, and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Weight loss plateau tips
Fitness

You’ve Hit a Weight Loss Plateau: Now What?

There’s nothing more frustrating than hitting a plateau in your weight loss journey. You’re working hard and sticking to your eating and fitness plans when out of nowhere it seems that your progress stops dead in its tracks. Read more

Super Spices
Nutrition + Diet

Practical, Real Life Ways To Use Super Spices In Your Diet

The benefits of both common and exotic spices have been sung for centuries, and lately have become more and more mainstream. Who amongst us hasn’t heard about the healing properties of cayenne, cinnamon, turmeric and ginger, for example? Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: Self-Care vs. Selfishness, How Going Vegan Could Give You Better Skin and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Ingredient check: cinnamon
Products

Ingredient Check: Cinnamon

Every once in awhile, a particular ingredient (edible or otherwise) gets a ton of press and starts appearing in everything from drinks to lotions. Why? Read more

Can microcurrent replace Botox? Can they work together?
Face

Can Botox And Microcurrent Work Together, Or Are They Arch Enemies?

Botox: paralyzes the muscle to prevent or release wrinkles. Microcurrent: stimulates the muscle with electrical current to keep it young and limber. Read more

Hair Repair - From Shelby Wild
Products

Playa Boss Shelby Wild On Beachy Waves (Even In Winter), Hair Supplements, and De-stressing

Former NYC fashion stylist Shelby Wild traded in her designer heels for barefoot life on the beach.  To match her new California lifestyle of surf-and-go, Wild launched low key hair-care line Playa. Read more

Sheet masks are great for bad skin days, but what about every day? Gio of Beautiful with Brains tried a new mask every day for a week; here's her verdict.
Products

I Used A Sheet Mask Every Day For A Week And This Is What Happened

I have a confession to make: I’ve never had much use for sheet masks. I’ve always kept a bunch at hand for a quick pick-me-up on bad skin days. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: How Long Laser Hair Removal Actually Lasts, Biohacking Fertility and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Can you recommend an eye cream for bags?
Products

Is There An Eye Product That Actually Gets Rid Of Eye Bags?

The holy grail: an eye product that actually works. Those under-eye bags are what shows first when you’re tired, when you’re stressed, when you’re not wearing any makeup, and they’re tough to erase.  Read more

Dr. Sophie Bartsich explains how you can forego the bra drama and be free.
Body

How To Lose Your Bra In 10 Days (Or So)

What do women want? What do they really want? What would make every day brighter, better, more comfortable? Not needing a bra, that’s what. No matter how beautiful, bolstering, or bedazzled they might be, women hate their bras. Read more

Don't have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Here's the weekly Charlotte's Book roundup.
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What We’re Reading Now: The Future of Aging, The Skin Benefits of Manuka Honey, and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

A guide to sensitive skin
Skincare

A Guide To Sensitive Skin And How To Calm It Down

A lot of my clients tell me their skin is “sensitive.” And the first question I respond with is: what do you mean by sensitive? Read more

Dual master bedrooms is the hottest new design trend in luxury homes
Extras

Dual Master Bedrooms Are Trending

Forget walk-in closets and dual shower heads: what if you had a master suite all to yourself?

It’s the new thing, according to this article from Architectural Digest, and more and more couples are shelling out the money to turn this dream into a reality. Read more

Best In Beauty + Wellness
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What We’re Reading Now: The New Midlife Crisis, How to Diagnose Phone Separation Anxiety and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Can juicing destroy your teeth?
Face

Why Juice Is Bad For Your Teeth, Plus 4 Ways To Fix It

When it comes to offering major health benefits and aiding weight-loss, juicing has its pros. But as we sip on a green juice, giving ourselves a pat on the back, our teeth are the last thing on our mind. Read more

Dr. Amanda Doyle Aesthetic Night
Extras

Event Alert: It’s Time For A Girl’s Night! Champagne & One-on-Ones With Dr. Amanda Doyle

Feel like you want to learn a bit more about the latest trends in the aesthetic industry, but would rather do it with a little bubbly in your hand, surrounded by your good friends? Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: Healthy Breakfast Desserts, New-Wave Sugars and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Ask Us Your Most Burning Beauty And Wellness Questions
Ask Charlotte

Calling All Questions: We’ve Got Experts

Simply put, the goal here at Charlotte’s Book is to keep you healthy, well-fed, well-slept, thoroughly moisturized, and—most importantly—well-educated.

It’s a tall order, but that’s why we turn to the experts. Read more

Bobbi Brown's Beauty File! Read it on Charlotte's Book
Interviews

My Beauty File: Bobbi Brown

As I’ve said before, if I had to pick one “Charlotte,” Bobbi Brown would be at the top of my list.

When her #prettypowerful campaign launched, it made me realize how powerful feeling confident can be—and isn’t that what it’s all about? Read more

How To Make Lemon Water The Right Way
In The Kitchen

There’s Actually A Trick To Making Lemon Water — Seriously

By now, hot water with lemon has made it’s way into the daily lives of best-self seekers looking to rid their bodies of the daily build up of toxins that comes with living in today’s world. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: The Ultimate K-Beauty Routine, Scalp Exfoliators and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Dr. Tracy Pfeifer on how modern breast surgery reduces scarring
Body

How Today’s Breast Implant Surgeries Reduce Scarring

Women who consider breast implant surgery often worry about scarring. There is an obvious reason for this, as scarring can diminish the youthful, natural appearance of breasts, and cause women to become self-conscious about their appearance—defeating the purpose of breast implants in the first place. Read more

What is costs to look like Jennifer Aniston
Skincare

What Does It Really Cost To Look Like Jennifer Aniston?

Sure, it takes time and energy to look as good as Jennifer Aniston. The workouts, the diet, the meditation—but what about the hard-and-fast cost?

Using a pantheon of resources, E News recently pulled together an approximate budget for Jennifer’s yearly treatments. Read more

Is Your Workout Aging You?
Fitness

Is Your Workout Aging You?

If you’re over-extending and straining your neck when you work out, you could be stretching the facial and neck muscles, causing looseness and associated wrinkles. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: Building Confidence with Kate Bosworth, Detox Myths Debunked and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Microcurrent 101
Expert Q/A

The Magic of Microcurrent: How It Really Works

Kate Winslet, Madonna, and Oprah Winfrey are all fans of microcurrent facials: style icon Diane von Furstenburg admitted she books this treatment once a week. Read more

Nut Butters 101
Nutrition + Diet

Nut Butters 101: How To Spot The Good Ones

It’s that time of year when the air should be filled with the scent of sharpened pencils and fresh notebooks: school is upon us! In recent years, that scent has been fading with the explosion of everything electronically handheld. Read more

Book a mole check with a Charlotte's Book expert now!
Sun Care

Freckle or Mole? How To Do A Self-Check

Now that summer’s over and you’ve had your fair share of fun in the sun, here’s a wake up call: 1 in 5 Americans will be affected by skin cancer, and more than 3.5 million new cases in 2 million people are diagnosed annually. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: Glossier Launches New Luxe Body Products, What Your Nails Say About Your Health and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

What Age Should You Start Using Retinol?
Expert Q/A

When Should I Start Using Retinol?

Q—CHARLOTTE’S BOOK READER

Sometimes I read that I am too young to start using retinol and other times I read that retinol is the end-all, be-all anti-aging product and you can’t start too young. Read more

Playa Ritual Hair Oil Beauty Product Review
Products

I’d Buy It Again: Playa Ritual Oil (It’s Not Just For Summer)

In our line of work, we try a lot of products: that means we know what we love, and why. “I’d Buy It Again” is a quick and dirty way to tell you about something we’ve tried and all the reasons we love it. Read more

Anna Kaiser's Ojai Valley Workout Retreat
Travel + Spa

Fitness Retreat Alert: Doing It Anna Kaiser Style In Ojai

By now it might be pretty obvious: we’re obsessed with Anna Kaiser, founder of AKT (the Anna Kaiser technique), and we’re happy to report that she’s hosting the ultimate fitness retreat in beautiful Ojai, California this October 18-23. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: How Facial Fillers are Getting “Lit,” The Benefits of Double-Cleansing and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Body

All About Hand Rejuvenation

With maturity and sun exposure, the skin loses its elastin, collagen and volume and this is not just something reserved for the face. Read more

Cleansers and Toners
Products

Phytomer Cleansers and Toners: Why I’m Obsessed, Plus A Little Cleansing 101

When it comes to cleansers and toners, I continue to be totally obsessed with Phytomer. Phytomer is a French brand known for their marine + science influence.  Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: The Best Anti-Inflammatory Foods, How to Travel Like a Minimalist and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

How To Prolong Your Summer Glow
Extras

Summer’s Not Over Yet: How To Prolong That Glow All Year Long

Let’s face it: some seasons just look better than others. Sun-kissed skin, dewy and fresh—that’s not a winter phenomenon. Even unruly hair air dries best in warmer months, revealing natural, bouncy texture, while winter is infamous for dry, split strands. Read more

The Diva Cup: A Game Changer in Feminine Care
Women's Health

The Diva Cup: My Latest (Menstrual) Obsession

I am absolutely in love with the Diva Cup. I say it loud, I say it proud. I recently delivered an I-love-diva-cup-rant to two uninitiated women friends. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: The Benefits of Working Less, What to Eat for a Healthier Mind and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

This is what the doc should ask you at a breast augmentation consulation
Body

What The Doc Should Ask You During A Breast Augmentation Consultation

Most routine breast augmentation consultations include a thorough discussion of breast size, cosmetic preference, and implant type. There are several other issues that can become very relevant to selecting the appropriate operation for a given patient, and to prepare her for the postoperative recovery and the resulting lifestyle changes. Read more

Rose Tequila Makes A Perfect Margarita
In The Kitchen

It Exists, And Yes, Rosé Tequila Makes The Perfect Margarita

Good news travels fast, and news about rosé tequila travels even faster.

Is it an overstatement to say our dreams came true when we read about this gorgeous concoction in New Beauty? Read more

Dr. Robyn Gmyrek explains the difference between fine lines and wrinkles
Aging

What’s The Difference Between Fine Lines And Wrinkles?

Charlotte’s Book is a trusted place to find and share information on the best in skincare, anti-aging, aesthetics, and wellness. Ask Charlotte your beauty or wellness question, and we’ll call upon one of the experts in The Book to provide you with the most up-to-date information. Read more

Sabrina Tan created Skin Inc. - Here is her Beauty File
Interviews

Sabrina Tan of Skin Inc. Shares Her Beauty File

My Beauty File is an on-going series where we figure out what the most timeless, put-together and coolest ladies are doing—what their days look like, what they can’t live without—in hopes that we might learn a thing or two. Read more

How to Solve Pigmentation Issues According to an Esthetician
Expert Q/A

Solving Pigmentation Issues, From An Esthetician’s POV

Pigmentation issues can affect the young and old, regardless of background. The good news? It’s treatable, sometimes with just a few facials, sometimes with a laser regimen—it just depends on how your skin reacts to treatment. Read more

TruSculpt reviews: I tried TruSculpt 3D, the newest in non-invasive body contouring
Body

I Tried TruSculpt 3D, The Newest In Non-Invasive Body Contouring

One of the newest innovations in body contouring is TruSculpt 3D, a treatment that uses monopolar radiofrequency (RF) energy to target, heat and destroy fat cells beneath the skin (currently approved by the FDA for circumferential reduction of the abdomen and flanks). Read more

Don't have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Here's the weekly Charlotte's Book roundup.
Extras

What We’re Reading Now: The Ban on “Anti-Aging,” Hunger Explained, and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Happy Tea Beauty Product Review
Products

I’d Buy It Again: Sea Buckthorn Happy Tea

In our line of work, we try a lot of products: that means we know what we love, and why. “I’d Buy It Again” is a quick and dirty way to tell you about something we’ve tried and all the reasons why we like it. Read more

CB Founder Robin Shobin shares how she overcame her fear of botox.
Point Of View

How I Overcame My (And My Husband’s) Botox Fears

Women ask me for recommendations on where to go for cosmetic dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and facialists all the time. And when I say what doctor I go to for Botox, 9 times out of 10 they say to me, “You get Botox? Read more

The Best Beauty And Wellness Under $25
Products

The 10 Best Beauty & Wellness Buys Under $25

Buying gifts for yourself is always the best—it’s all about self-care, right?—but giving the gift of beauty and wellness to your whole girl gang is almost just as good. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: “Healthy” Foods that Cause Inflammation, How to Fake a Face Lift and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Meet Jamie O'Banion Of GloPro
Interviews

Jamie O’Banion Of Beauty Bioscience Shares Her Beauty File

My Beauty File is an on-going series where we figure out what the most timeless, put-together and coolest ladies are doing—what their days look like, what they can’t live without—in hopes that we might learn a thing or two. Read more

How To Stay Confident
Extras

Confidence Boosters: The 5 Rules I Live By

Just be confident! We’ve all heard that advice more than once in our lives. And though we may understand the general idea behind those two simple words, the process of making them a reality often escape us. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: The Ultimate Non-Dairy Milk Guide, How Your Skin Changes in Your 40s and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Why 40 is the new 20
Extras

It’s All About Perennials: Here’s Why 40 Is The New 20

It’s true! 40 is the new 20, and 50 is the new 30.

Entrepreneur Gina Pell (49), was so inspired by the current ageless generation of women, she coined a new term:  Read more

Everything you ever needed to know about at-home microneedling
Expert Q/A

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About At-Home Microneedling

Before she was a CEO and a mom, Jamie O’Banion was a successful model—now she’s all three. Her company, Beauty Bioscience, which she runs with her physician father, Dr. Read more

What are the best treatments for cellulite right now?
Body

Updated: What Are The Best Ways To Get Rid Of Cellulite, Right Now?

We are far into bathing suit season and cellulite seems to be on the mind of many CB readers. One reader reached out wondering how to decipher between the different cellulite treatments on the market—she’s tried creams and massages, and now she’s ready for something a little more serious. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: Luxury Beauty Might Be Coming to Amazon, Pore Vacuums, and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

what does it take to be "model fit"?
Fitness

What Does It Take To Be “Model Fit”?

Heather Marr is one of the most sought-after personal trainers in the world, for none other than the most beautiful creatures in the world: models. Read more

Supergoop! Setting SPF Spray Beauty Product Review
Sun Care

I’d Buy It Again: Supergoop! Rosemary + SPF Mist — It’s Just Awesome

In our line of work, we try a lot of products: that means we know what we love, and why. “I’d Buy It Again” is a quick and dirty way to tell you about something we’ve tried and all the reasons why we like it. Read more

Indie Beauty Expo 2017
Extras

Get Shopping: It’s The Biggest Indie Beauty Expo, Ever

It’s the most wonderful time of year! All the gorgeous independent beauty brands are meeting in New York August 22nd—24th for the third time ever, and we’ll be there for all the beauty, wellness, and lifestyle goodies you can fill a tote with (and we know how to fill a tote). Read more

Should I go to a dermatologist or a medi-spa?
Buyer Beware

What’s Better, The Dermatologist Or The Medi-Spa?

When you’re in the market for an aesthetic treatment, skipping the clinical setting of a cosmetic doctor’s office in favor of a pampering medi-spa is tempting, but what are you sacrificing, exactly? Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: 6 Healthy Foods That Bloat You, What to Say When Your GF Gets Plastic Surgery, and More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Veneers 101 - Top 10 Patient Questions Answered
Face

All About Porcelain Veneers: The Most Common Patient Questions

Who Is A Candidate For Porcelain Veneers?

If you have rotated, crooked, chipped and stained teeth, you may be a great candidate for porcelain veneers. Read more

Coffee makes you live longer. Science says so.
Nutrition + Diet

Two New Studies Say Drinking Coffee Makes You Live Longer

Can I get a hallelujah?

If you drink coffee, this will be music to your ears: two new studies say that drinking coffee actually might lead to a longer life. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: Vagina Lifts, Pregnancy Skincare Dos and Don’ts, and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Dimpleplasty only takes thirty minutes, with very little downtime—but would you risk a couple cute dimples if you knew it could go horribly wrong?
Buyer Beware

Dimpleplasty: That’s Right, There’s A Surgery To Create Dimples

You heard us. Think dimples are cute? So do tons of people lining up for this thirty-minute procedure, according to Allure and others. Read more

Why Everyone Is Talking About Microneedling
Face

Microneedling: Why Your Derm Uses A Thousand Tiny Needles

There’s a good chance this isn’t the first time you’re hearing about microneedling. For the last year two years, media outlets like The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, and Byrdie have reported on the prickly treatment. Read more

Is it safe to lift weights while pregnant?
Fitness

Is It Safe To Lift Weights While Pregnant?

Q—CHARLOTTE’S BOOK READER

I’m pregnant and definitely want to keep working out, but I’m curious: is it safe for me to use weights?

A—AMY ROSOFF DAVIS, CELEBRITY TRAINER

Yes! Read more

Interviews

April Gargiulo of Vintner’s Daughter Shares Her Beauty File

My Beauty File is an on-going series where we figure out what the most timeless, put-together and coolest ladies are doing—what their days look like, what they can’t live without—in hopes that we might learn a thing or two. Read more

Welcome to the new Charlotte's Book
Point Of View

Our New Look: Just A Little Tweak Here & There

We’re feeling pretty fresh this week, in case you haven’t noticed.

Our readers are well-versed in the golden rule: a little well-placed update here and there is enough to make you feel like a million dollars. Read more

Hair

What You Need To Know: PRP For Hair Regeneration

You’re probably familiar with PRP thanks to the widely-covered vampire facial, but it’s actually a very commonly applied procedure outside the Kardashian world. Read more

Extras

What We’re Reading Now: Crazy Celebrity Travel Tips, The Most Powerful Antioxidant for Your Skin and More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

threading facelifts: are they safe?
Face

Weighing Opinions: Are Threading Facelifts Safe Yet?

When asked about threading, Dr. Shereene Idriss, a CB-approved dermatologist practicing at Wexler Dermatology, says: “Everything great was once new, but not everything new is great.” Read more

A GUide To Breast IMplants
Body

Breast Implants 101: The ABCC’s Of Boob Jobs

People throw around the phrase “boob job” very casually these days, which is no surprise as breast surgery has become the most performed plastic surgery procedure in the United States. Read more

Sculpsure - How The Non-Invasive Body Contouring Device Really Works
Body

A Painless, Laser-Based Fat Zapper — This Is How SculpSure Really Works

As always, the new year is the perfect time to focus on the new you: whatever you hope to change, 2017 can be a blank slate. Read more

Natural + Holistic

Half Acupuncture, Half Facial: Here’s How The AcuFacial Works

I have to admit that my knees tremble at the sight of anything resembling a needle in any shape, color or form. In other words, I may not be the most suited patient to try New York City cosmetic acupuncturist Shellie Goldstein‘s AcuFacial—or so I thought. Read more

In The Kitchen

These Are The 10 Best Foods for Skin + Hair

You are what you eat!

It’s tough to underline the simplest advice; you hear it all the time. But every once in awhile a quick reminder is helpful. Read more

How to get rid of a pimple: this simple Betadine cure for acne will surprise you
Complexion

This Simple Betadine Cure For Acne Will Surprise You

Wondering how to get rid of a pimple? Well, if you’ve ever had surgery, or saw it in action as a spectator, then you’re familiar with that brown liquid applied to cleanse the skin pre-incision. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: The 8 Best Drugstore Sunscreens, How Jessica Alba Fights Inflammation, The Lowdown on Lip Injections, and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Aging

Olivia Munn Thinks Fluoride Is Rat Poison

We often look to celebrities for tips. Honestly, we think Thermage for your neck is great, and we have Gwyneth to thank for that one. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: The Top 10 Multivitamins for Women, Travel Beauty 101, the Scoop on Sweeteners, and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

What are the best supplements for hormones?
Expert Q/A

Is It Possible To Regulate Hormonal Imbalances With Supplements?

Q—CHARLOTTE’S BOOK READER

I suffer from a wide range of hormone-related issues. Is there anything I can take—any supplements—to rectify these problems?

A—CORINA CRYSLER, CLINICAL NUTRITIONIST

Hormonal imbalances can cause many problems in the body and aging process in general. Read more

It's Bacne Season - Follow These Steps To Banish Bacne
Bodycare

It’s Bacne Season: How To Fix It

Warm summer weather brings with it the promise of al fresco celebrations and skin-baring fashions. Some of us count the days, hours, and minutes for the first sign of summer, but not all of us. Read more

The Best Summer Hats for 2017 - curated by Actress Stephanie Fantauzzi
Sun Care

First-Class Summer Hats: 2017 Edition

The best reason to rock a summer hat? Not for fashion of course, but in the name of wrinkle prevention. And while a good scarf and chunky shades are a good start, these won’t be enough to combat the 50 shades of sun this summer promises.  Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: Beauty Smoothies with Salma Hayek, The Latest Advance in Face Lifts, Julianne Moore’s 5 Tips for Flawless Skin, and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

How Your Breasts Are Revealing Your Age
Body

How Your Breasts Are Revealing Your Age

Everybody knows that your face tells a story. It tells the world a little about how old you are, how much sun you’ve gotten, and maybe even how stressed you’ve been. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: 5 Signs of Skin Cancer to Watch For, the Latest Trend in the Facial Spa Industry, Jessica Alba Gets Honest, and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Extras

Porexia Is A Bigger Issue Than We Thought

Do you think your pores are larger than they actually appear? Are you hell-bent on shrinking them down to size? Well, according to a recent survey commissioned by L’Oreal revealed in this article, you are not alone. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: 10 Must-Try Foam Rolling Moves, Lena Dunham on Red Lipstick and Feminism, Miranda Kerr’s Secret to Glowy Skin, and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Healthy Summer Cocktails
In The Kitchen

The Detoxifying, Hydrating Charlotte’s Book Summer Cocktail

Can a cocktail detox, hydrate, and promote digestion on top of getting you to that perfect post-work plateau of buzzing relaxation?

We think so. Read more

The Summer Skincare Switch Up: My Favorite Hot-Weather Essentials
Sun Care

The Summer Skincare Switch Up: My Essentials

It’s hot, the sun is shining, I’m sweating, and my makeup is semi-melting: it’s time to switch things over to my summer skincare routine. Higher temperatures give skin a different texture, and higher moisture content from sweat or humidity can cause certain products to act differently. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: Man Repeller Contemplates Botox, the New Mind-Blowing Lipo Technique, Face-Slapping Skincare, and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Body

All About Cellfina: The Cellulite Smoother

Nothing kills summer confidence more than those pesky little dimples: shorts, swimsuits, everything becomes a challenge. Cellfina promises to change that. By breaking down the fibrous bands at the heart of the problem, as opposed to just melting the nearby fat, results will still be apparent even two years later. Read more

herbal summer remedies
Vitamins + Supplements

Survive Summer With These 5 Herbal Remedies

Hit the gym? Check. Exfoliate all those newly-exposed limbs? Check. Sunscreen? Absolutely. Summer preparation and protection is in full swing, and along with all the usual suspects, there are tons of herbal remedies—for hay fever, sunburn, over-taxed livers, and more. Read more

How Does Acupuncture Actually Work?
Wellbeing

Acupuncture: Why (And How) Does It Work?

Acupuncture is an ancient medical intervention dating back thousands of years, yet it’s still used widely today. The age-old discipline evolved through years of observation and creativity, as well as experimentation. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: Meeting Hollywood It Girl ZoĂ« Kravitz, How to Age Gracefully According to a Celebrity Facialist, 5 Detox Foods You Should Eat Every Day and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Products

Plasma 27 Sheet Masks: A Nourishing Boost For Sensitive Skin

I have sensitive skin that tends to be dry, and I’ve always had a difficult time finding anti-aging skin care that hydrates my skin enough without causing breakouts or irritation. Read more

Get the best wine, avoid the hangover.
In The Kitchen

Drink The Right Rosé And Avoid A Terrible Hangover

It’s rosĂ© season. And just like GQ says, we’ve “gotten past the awful ‘brosĂ©’ trend pieces and pink wine no longer tastes like melted down Jolly Ranchers blitzed with half a cup of sugar.” Read more

Dr. Julie Russak's Summer Skincare Tips
Expert Q/A

A Top Dermatologist’s Summer Skincare Tips

Every time it heats up we’re tempted to bare all: high-octane vitamin D is a glorious side effect, but wrinkles and dark spots are not. Read more

Are Carbs Good for Your Hair?
Natural + Holistic

Are Carbs Good For Your Hair?

Almost everyone has a tempestuous relationship with carbohydrates. Some people’s eyes glaze over in reminiscent bliss. Others save their carb allowance for an indulgent Sunday, while a select few simply run away screaming. Read more

Aging is personal—and you get most of it from your mom. Talk to her!
Face

Talk To Your Mother About Aging! Here’s Why

Your genetic blueprint, or genome, is made of approximately 25,000 genes—that’s around 3 billion letters of DNA. Every single characteristic you have, from cute feet to sugar cravings to crow’s feet, is held in that imaginary chain. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: How Retailers are Capitalizing on the Wellness Boom, the Downside to Lip Injections, How Red Wine Affects Your Brain, and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Are french fries bad for you?
Nutrition + Diet

Seriously: Are French Fries Really That Bad?

Sometimes we have to ask the tough questions—the ones no one really wants to know the answers to. In that spirit, we asked celeb nutritionist Keri Glassman about basically-a-vegetable-slightly-less-healthy-fried-potatoes (aka french fries). Read more

roasted sesame avocado dip
In The Kitchen

Recipe: Roasted Sesame Avocado Cream

Inspired by the Japanese flavor combination of avocado, sesame, and nori, I made an avocado dip full of surprises! The tahini adds a satisfying richness and complexity, while the toasted sesame seeds bring on the nuttiness and impart a wonderful contrast to the smooth creaminess. Read more

Hair Guru Rita Hazan Shares Her Beauty File With Charlotte's Book
Interviews

Hair Color Authority Rita Hazan Shares Her Beauty File

My Beauty File is an on-going series where we figure out what the most timeless, put-together and coolest ladies are doing—what their days look like, what they can’t live without—in hopes that we might learn a thing or two. Read more

rosacea advice
Complexion

Rosacea Is Becoming More Common – According To An Esthetician

After performing more than 25,000 treatments over the last decade you tend to begin to notice certain trends before they ever make it on the fashion pages or in the news. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: Ashley Graham on Embracing Cellulite, What You Should Know Before Getting Injected, Why Juice Isn’t Good for You, and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Instant Skin Transformers
Products

Instant Skin Transformers: The Face

In this second series of Instant Skin Transformers, we’ve compiled a few of our favorite skincare superheroes and skin-loving makeup picks that help you achieve a flawless, radiant complexion immediately upon application. Read more

We Review Bobbi Brown's Newest Book , Beauty From The Inside Out
Extras

Bobbi Brown’s New Book Is Full Of Confidence, Supplements, and So Much More: We Love It

Bobbi Brown requires no introduction. If I had to pick one “Charlotte,” Bobbi would be at the top of my list. She built a beauty empire that empowers women, and it all started with a lipstick. Read more

How to detox properly
Nutrition + Diet

Yes, There’s A Right Way To Detox: Very Carefully

Detoxing means to rid the body of toxins and unhealthy substances. But the word detox is thrown around a lot, and treating the process casually can lead to dangerous eating patterns—especially in individuals who have suffered from eating issues. Read more

All About Charlotte's Book: Real Beauty, Real Advice From Experts In Medical Beauty, Cosmetic Health. And Wellness
Point Of View

All About Charlotte’s Book

If there’s one beauty-related lesson I’ve learned as a woman working on Wall Street, where I spent nearly 15 years of my career, it’s that your skin is the most accurate reflection of your vitality, strength, and overall wellbeing. Read more

A review of James Read Self Tan Products
Products

Review — A Self-Tanner Mask, Pen & Spray That Actually Work

I’m a self-professed self-tanner junkie: there’s rarely a day of the year when I’m not wearing some form of self-tanner. While I feel like I’ve tried almost every tanner under the sun (pun intended), I am always excited to test out a new one, so I eagerly welcomed the opportunity to review 3 products from the James Read tanning line. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: How to Fake 8 Hours of Sleep, Fast-Food Chain Expands Vegan Menu, Fishy Seafood in the Nation’s Capitol, and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Does exercising on an empty stomach burn more calories?
Fitness

Does Exercising On An Empty Stomach Burn More Calories?

You might have read somewhere—or heard from a friend—that exercising in the morning, on an empty stomach, will burn more calories. But is it true? Read more

Kybella Double Chin Results
Face

We Tried Kybella: 37 Injections To Smooth A Double Chin

Curious about Kybella? So was I. When I first learned about the FDA-approved treatment that promises to diminish fullness under the chin—aka the dreaded “double chin”—I was obsessed. Read more

The Best Soda Alternatives
Nutrition + Diet

The 10 Best, Most Delicious Soda Alternatives

It used to be that there was nothing I loved more than a refreshing can of Diet Coke on a hot summer day. Now, I would never touch the can of chemicals. Read more

Is tongue scraping the unsung hero of dental health?
Wellbeing

The Unsung Hero Of Healthy Habits: Tongue Scraping

These days traditional Hindu ayurvedic practices carry a lot of clout among the legions of DIY natural beauty lovers. But, unless you’re penning or perusing beauty blogs all day, you may have missed the memo on the miraculous at-home ayurvedic remedy to banish morning breath: Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
Extras

What We’re Reading Now: Cannabis Gets a Makeover, A Cure for Crow’s Feet, The Best Selling Skincare, Oil Pulling Explained and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

colonic basics
Wellbeing

Why Should I Get My First Colonic?

My career as a colon therapist began almost 30 years ago. People would express polite interest in the topic if they didn’t have a serious health challenge but for the most part it was only through referrals from alternative medical professionals and personal research that people were booking appointments in the interest of improving their health. Read more

hot baths with health benefits
Fitness

Hallelujah: A Hot Bath Burns More Calories Than A 30-minute Walk

Finally, some good news! The restorative, centering, blissful benefits of a long, hot bath have been obvious for centuries.

But did you know that a hot bath can actually burn more calories than a 30-minute walk? Read more

Russak Dermatology Spring Event
Extras

Lumity, Sakara Life, Russak Dermatology: Don’t Miss This Springtime Beauty + Wellness Event

Russak Dermatology is hosting an event this month with a list of beauty and wellness partners (including Charlotte’s Book!) that you won’t want to miss. Read more

best-body-products
Products

Scrub, Replenish, Glow: The Best Body Products For Right Now

There’s no excuse, especially when we’re seeing summer peek around the the corner: you can’t forget to care for your whole body. Sometimes that care can be longterm (see: Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: Coachella Beauty Must-Haves, the Top Spring Food Trends, How to Choose a Meditation App, and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Products

The Secret To Youthful Skin Might Just Be In Savannah, Georgia

While many anti-aging skin care lines boast a cocktail of antioxidants promising to rejuvenate skin and minimize the appearance of fine lines, the truth is that antioxidants alone are not enough. Read more

Bodycare

Exfoliating: The Right (And Wrong) Ways To Do It

Exfoliation can be a wonderful treat for your skin. It removes the dead skin cells from the outer layer, leaving it feeling and looking radiant. Read more

Wellbeing

A Quick Rulebook: The Ultimate Guide To Holistic Beauty

All women want to feel and look beautiful.

“What should I eat to increase my glow factor?” is a popular question from my female clients. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
Extras

What We’re Reading Now: ‘Girl on Girl’ Feminist Art, Aly Raisman Speaks Out Against Sexual Abuse, 16 Most Popular Meal-Delivery Subscriptions, and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

How to heal your post-surgery scars
Face

Lotions, Potions, And A Hat: A Plastic Surgeon’s Scar Management Plan

Any time you cut through skin, you will end up with a scar. Scars are the body’s way of gluing tissue back together. They happen to everyone, and they are there forever. Read more

Spinach, cilantro, and sweet potato detox soup.
In The Kitchen

Recipe: Deep Detox Cilantro, Spinach, & Sweet Potato Soup

I love this detox soup so much that I make it all the time—even when I’m not on a cleanse. It’s rich and hearty with tons of brightness from the lemon and cilantro, plus a little kick from the cayenne pepper. Read more

Iceland's EGF Serum is Bioeffect
Products

Bioeffect: The Antiaging EGF Serum Made From Sustainable Barley In Iceland

Iceland—that cold, grey, moss-covered lava rock of a country—has been enjoying a renaissance for about ten years now. Tourism there has grown exponentially, especially with the relatively recent surge in stop-over flights. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
Extras

What We’re Reading Now: Skin Cream Containing Your Own Microbes, Nudes Are Being Redefined, How Jane Fonda Keeps It Sexy, and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Aging

The 4 Rules For Investing In Your Skin: An Esthetician’s POV

Over the course of my career as an esthetician I have heard a lot of “what ifs.”

What if I hadn’t spent my late teens and early 20s worshiping the sun, drenched in coconut or baby oil? Read more

Fish Oil Supplement Pros/Cons
Vitamins + Supplements

Expert Opinion: Is Taking Fish Oil Actually Good For You?

At Charlotte’s Book, we’re serious about our supplements: you are what you eat, after all. We were surprised to see this recent New York Times video portraying a fish oil market where oxidation causes the quality of fish oil to deteriorate—apparently, New Zealand has a particular problem with sub-par product, with 83% of fish oils on the market below standard. Read more

Textured Breast Implants Have Been Linked To Cancer - Should You Be Concerned?
Buyer Beware

Cancer Deaths Linked To Textured Implants: Should You Be Worried?

If you have breast implants, you might already have heard that the FDA recently connected nine deaths from a rare cancer, anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL), to those décolletage-enhancing devices. Read more

We interview Drunk Elephant's founder Tiffany Masterson
Interviews

Charlotte Talks To: Tiffany Masterson of Drunk Elephant

INTERVIEW: TIFFANY MASTERSON FOUNDER OF DRUNK ELEPHANT SKINCARE

In a ridiculously crowded world of skincare products and creators, Tiffany Masterson is a sweet, light-hearted ingredient fanatic. Read more

Ugly vagina: reality or psychological drama? Should women go for the labiaplasty surgery?
Women's Health

Is My Vagina Ugly? Absolutely Not — According To A Gynecologist

The interest about the labiaplasty surgery increases every day, as more and more women get concerned about having an ugly vagina. This is largely an internet phenomenon and it seems very important to discuss: Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
Extras

What We’re Reading Now: How Misty Copeland Fuels Her Ballerina Body, the World’s Healthiest Country, and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Anna Kaiser Beauty File, New Mommy Edition
Interviews

Fitness Maven Anna Kaiser Shares Her Beauty File (New Mommy Edition)

My Beauty File is an on-going series where we figure out what the most timeless, put-together and coolest ladies are doing—what their days look like, what they can’t live without—in hopes that we might learn a thing or two. Read more

What's the average age for a facelift?
Face

Am I Too Young For A Facelift?

To find out today’s average age of a facelift candidate, we went straight to New York City plastic surgeon Melissa Doft, MD, who is known for her “less-is-more” Read more

Springtime is Skintime
Lifestyle

Springtime is Skintime — Inspiration To Reboot And Refresh

SPRINGTIME MANTRA: REFRESHED PURPOSE, REFRESHED SELF

Peeling back the layers of winter both mentally and physically can be achieved by performing subtle gestures that yield dramatic results. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: Goop Launches New Supplement Packs, Skincare Secrets from Linda Wells, and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Does Social Media Make You Feel Unpretty? Read This Charlotte's Book Point Of View By Actress Stephanie Fantauzzi
Point Of View

The Case For Being #Unpretty — Or, Why It’s Ok To Take a Break From Perfection

In a world driven by likes and filters, it’s safe to say we are probably the most self-conscious, most objectified, and therefore most tired, disillusioned, and perhaps cyclically depressed generation ever.  Read more

Xeomin: The "I Don't Use Botox" Filler Celebs Love
Face

Xeomin: The “I Don’t Use Botox” Injectable Celebs Love

We’re used to seeing celebs with wrinkle-free faces—or tastefully, perfectly aged ones—but we’re also used to hearing “I don’t use Botox” or “I don’t use Botox, yet.” Read more

The Mind-Body Connection Makes Anti-Aging Possible
Wellbeing

How The Mind-Body Connection Can Reverse Aging

In this case, “it’s all in your head” is the sweetest words we’ll ever read.

Bruce Grierson’s New York Times feature on the work of Dr. Read more

What is EGF?
Products

Ingredient Check: What’s A Growth Factor? What’s EGF?

Every once in awhile, a particular ingredient (edible or otherwise) gets a ton of press and starts appearing in everything from drinks to lotions. Why? Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
Extras

What We’re Reading Now: Nike Is Launching a Pro Hijab, Face-Washing Tips from a K-Beauty Expert, and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

How can you tell if the ph of your skin is off balance?
Expert Q/A

Is There An Easy Way To Tell If The pH Of My Skin Is Off Balance?

The delicate systems of your body are affected by your hormones, your diet, and so much more—and all that affects the acid mantle on the outside of your skin, which, when altered, can cause inflammation and breakouts. Read more

Silver gloves by Arjuna
Wellbeing

7 Surprising Health Benefits of Wearing Silver Clothing

Did you know that silver, the same precious metal used to make jewelry, has numerous health benefits? We didn’t until we spoke with Mikaela Bradbury, founder of luxury fashion brand Arjuna, who explains why 18 percent of the fabric used in her clothing line is silver: Read more

Jessica Johnson's Brow & Lash Serum Really Works
Products

Jessica Johnson Brow & Lash Serum: It Works

Having turned 40 this past summer, I’ve noticed that my eyelashes are becoming a bit sparse. To that end, I’ve been on the hunt for a product that will not only spur hair growth, but also condition my lashes. Read more

Nutrition + Diet

Swallow An FDA-Approved Balloon And Get Trim?

You read that right! It’s called Obalon, and it’s a swallowable balloon—three actually, and each weighs less than a penny. Designed for people who are at least 30 pounds overweight and who have tried diet and exercise, it actually works, and it’s recently been FDA-approved for weight loss: Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: The Farsali Unicorn Essence is Already Sold Out, Olivia Culpo’s Morning Routine, and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Grapeseed Oil Is Popping Up In The Best Beauty Products - Here's Why
Products

Ingredient Check: Grapeseed Oil

Every once in awhile, a particular ingredient (edible or otherwise) gets a ton of press and starts appearing in everything from drinks to lotions. Why? Read more

Drew Barrymore doesn't want fillers...yet... our take on her NYT interview
Extras

Drew Barrymore Loves AKT, Doesn’t Want Fillers Yet

In a personal conversation with Bee Shapiro of The New York Times, Drew Barrymore dished the dirt on her skincare routine and spoke about her reluctance to use fillers, at least right now. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
Extras

What We’re Reading Now: Christy Turlington on Getting Older, The Downside to Going Gluten-Free, and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

IS DRINKING APPLE CIDER VINEGAR FOR WEIGHT LOSS
Nutrition + Diet

Does Drinking Vinegar To Lose Weight Actually Work?

Apple cider vinegar and its million suggested uses—from cleaning your countertop to balancing your skin’s pH to making your hair shiny—have the feeling of urban legend. Read more

ThirdLove Skin-Tone Inspired Bras
Extras

Sexy Skin-Tone Matching Bras For Everyone: Meet ThirdLove

ThirdLove is a San Francisco-based underwear company that believes fit is the most important component when it comes to bras. For this reason, the company lets bra-buyers try before they buy—making them the first e-commerce company to let customers wear the product for a full thirty days before committing. Read more

In The Kitchen

How To Make The Perfect Matcha Latte And Why It’s So Good For You

Matcha is a superstar food in my house these days. I love its superpowers and uplifting, calming effect, and I adore the slightly bitter deliciousness that I’m told is so good for me. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
Extras

What We’re Reading Now: Getting Hot with Amber Valletta, Free-Bleeding Yoga Video Goes Viral, and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Rosacea Help Line
Skincare

Rosacea Helpline: 5 Facts About Rosacea And How Bespoke Rx Can Help

Flushing, dilated blood vessels, redness, swelling and adult acne. Rosacea sure likes to leave its mark, and if you’re one of the 16 million people plagued with this chronic skin condition, you’re certainly not alone. Read more

Anit Hora Of Mullein And Sparrow Shares Her Beauty File WIth Charlotte's book
Interviews

Anit Hora of Mullein & Sparrow Shares Her Beauty File

My Beauty File is an on-going series where we figure out what the most timeless, put-together and coolest ladies are doing—what their days look like, what they can’t live without—in hopes that we might learn a thing or two. Read more

eXo Simple Moisturizer Review
Products

My Current Obsession: eXO Bio.digital Perfection Moisturizer

In our line of work, we try a lot of products: that means we know what we love, and why. “My Current Obsession” is a quick and dirty way to tell you about something we’ve tried and all the reasons why we like it. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
Extras

Rihanna Pays Tribute to Amelia Earhart, Using Eye Cream on Your Lips, and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Meredith Geller's Guide to Clean Eating
Nutrition + Diet

An Easy, Clean-Eating Beauty Food Guide — Updated By A Wellness Curator

Eating clean leads to radiance. Eating clean is about enjoyment, not deprivation—eating clean does not have to be a drag. I’ve outlined some simple guidelines below so you can include more of these magic-making foods in your everyday life. Read more

Barbie Vagina Requests Are Trending - Here's Why
Women's Health

Demands for ‘Barbie’ Vagina Skyrocket

So what, exactly, is the ‘Barbie’, and who’s getting it, and how is it different than vaginal rejuvenation?

Labiaplasty (also known as nymphoplasty), was the 19th most-popular procedure of 2015, with data from the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery claiming that more than 95,000 women worldwide underwent the procedure. Read more

All about gummy bear breast implants
Body

Are Gummy Bear Breast Implants The Sweetest?

Gummy bears may very well have been your favorite candy as a kid, but if you’re now considering breast augmentation, you’ll soon be talking a lot about them once again, just not the fruity, chewy edible kind. Read more

Holly Thaggard of Supergoop! Shares her Beauty File With Charlotte's Book
Interviews

Holly Thaggard of Supergoop! Shares Her Beauty File:

My Beauty File is an on-going series where we figure out what the most timeless, put-together and coolest ladies are doing—what their days look like, what they can’t live without—in hopes that we might learn a thing or two. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: All Woman Project Champions Diversity in Second Campaign, Drew Barrymore’s No-Fuss Beauty Regimen, and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Instant Gratification Before Valentine's Day
Complexion

Instant Gratification: 4 Pre-Valentine’s Day Treatments With Fast Results

Not that you need reminding (CVS had heart-shaped boxes of chocolate in the aisles on January 1st), but Valentine’s day is coming up. Whether you’re treating it as #meday, celebrating, or ignoring the day altogether, getting a little instant gratification can never be wrong. Read more

Does sleeping in separate beds improve overall health?
Point Of View

The Suburban Revolution: Sleeping In Separate Beds For The Sake Of Beauty, Sex, And Aging

Just twelve miles from New York City, in Montclair, New Jersey, celebs like Bobbi Brown keep multi-million dollar estates complete with perfectly manicured lawns. If the people in this quaint neighborhood weren’t so well mannered, this would be Real Housewives territory. Read more

The Best Wellness Subscription Services
Wellbeing

3 Easy Wellness Subscriptions That Will Make Your Life Simpler

From pantyhose to pet food, there’s now a subscription service for everyone. Ironically, however, with over 2,000 companies implementing subscription delivery services in 2016—and likely more on the horizon in 2017—selecting the right one has become more stressful than simplifying. Read more

Overnight Oats As Beauty Food
In The Kitchen

Overnight Oats — The Beauty Food Way

It’s winter, and that means oats. Comforting, delicious, and oh-so-good-for-you, overnight oats are the best kind because with very little work from you, they just get better and better. Read more

How My Dermatollogist Changed My Diet, Health, Skin and Mental Health
Wellbeing

How My Dermatologist Transformed My Diet, My Mental Health, And My Wellbeing

It’s no secret in New York City: dietary needs are at peak consideration. If you are vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, kosher, or anything in between, there is a restaurant, food truck, or dedicated menu just for you. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
Extras

What We’re Reading Now: Blowouts with a Side of Botox, the Danger of Gwyneth Paltrow’s Vagina Eggs, and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Have Better Teeth - The Natural Way
Holistic

Get Better Teeth — The Natural Way

Yes, bacteria can develop into cavities, but holistic dental hygienist Kathleen Bernardi reminds us that a host of good bacteria also maintain and clean our mouths, building naturally healthier teeth. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: Karlie Kloss on Feeling Good, The Cost of Curating the “Perfect” Instagram, Why You Should Be Eating with Chopsticks, and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Drunk Elephant's new BabyFacial has the perfect pH
Products

The New Babyfacial by Drunk Elephant Is A Powerful Peel With Low pH, And It’s Awesome

The new Drunk Elephant T.L.C Sukari Babyfacial is a pro-strength at-home peel that packs a punch, but without added skin irritation. If you’re like me and prone to rosacea, breakouts, or anything really that disrupts that delicate balance of “my skin is in good shape right now,” Read more

ultherapy treatment for plunging necklines
Body

Plunging Necklines: How Ultherapy Can Firm Your DĂ©colletage

This year, the Golden Globes exposed a certain trend—and a certain dĂ©colletage. Plunging necklines dominated the red carpet, with everyone from Jessica Biel, Mandy Moore, and even Laura Dern showing off a perky, well cared-for set of curves and a moisturized, spotless chest. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: Sports Illustrated Reveals Models for Annual Swimsuit Edition, Luxury Gyms Widen Exercise Gap, KhloĂ© Kardashian on Staying Body-Positive, and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Do Not Use These Skincare Products In The Winter
Products

Skincare Products You Should Never Use In The Winter

Wardrobes and nutrition do that good warming work for us as the season transitions from hot weather to cold temperatures, and your beauty products are no different. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: Amazon Plans to Launch Its Own Activewear Line, Gwyneth Paltrow’s Clean Beauty Menu, and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Jillian Wright Transcendence Oil
Products

My Current Obsession: Jillian Wright Transcendence Oil

In our line of work, we try a lot of products: that means we know what we love, and why. “My Current Obsession” is a quick and dirty way to tell you about something we’ve tried and all the reasons why we like it. Read more

Kuen Rameson Shares Her Beauty File
Interviews

Kuen Rameson Of GLOSS Moderne Shares Her Beauty File

My Beauty File is an on-going series where we figure out what the most timeless, put-together and coolest ladies are doing—what their days look like, what they can’t live without—in hopes that we might learn a thing or two. Read more

Restylane Refyne and Defyne are now approved for laugh lines.
Face

Something to Smile About: Restylane for Laugh Lines is FDA Approved

Just a few weeks ago, the FDA approved two new versions of Restylane, the hyaluronic acid-based line of fillers. These new fillers are specifically designed to target those long lines at the side of your mouth—nasolabial folds, or laugh lines. Read more

The Most Popular Skincare and Beauty Questions Of 2016
Extras

You Asked, We Told: The Most Popular Questions Of 2016

We love our reader questions and we love helping you! When a reader question comes in, we direct it to one of our many talented CB experts and try to get an answer right away. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: Popular Drugstore Face Wash Gets Sued, Beauty Talk with Charlize Theron, Natural Hangover Remedies, and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Our Most Popular Interviews Of 2016 - Including Drunk Elephant's Tiffany Masterson
Interviews

Our Most-Read Interviews Of 2016: Founders of Drunk Elephant, Sepai, And More

Charlotte’s Book couldn’t be happier that so many amazing, badass women let us into their homes, their labs, and their sanctuaries in 2016. More importantly, they let us get super honest and real. Read more

Our Most Read Stories Of 2016
Extras

Most-Read Stories Of 2016: Botox, Breast Implants, And Pimple Cures

You came, you saw, you clicked: we love the Charlotte’s Book community, and we’re so happy we got to spend 2016 with you! Wondering what everyone else clicked on this year?  Read more

The Trends We Want To Say Goodbye To in 2016
Point Of View

Medical Beauty, Skincare, & Wellness Trends We’re Saying Goodbye To In 2017

We take trends very seriously over here at Charlotte’s Book, whether researching them to debunk, get you to try new things, or simply to tell you something’s not worth it.  Read more

11 Easy Skincare Tips For Winter
Expert Q/A

11 Of The Easiest Skin Care Tips For Cold Weather

The change of seasons can be very stressful on your skin, especially when going from warmer summer months to cold, windy drier winters. This transition most commonly makes your skin look dull and older than its years, but it can also spur flare-ups of skin conditions such as acne and eczema. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: Hilary Swank Launches Luxe Clothing Line, How to Cope with Holiday Stress, and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

10 Ways To Prevent Hangovers Naturally
Wellbeing

10 Really Easy And Effective Things You Can Do To Naturally Prevent Hangovers

We know, you’ve probably read a million different hangover articles this time of year. But seriously, a hangover can ruin your entire day. But, this time of year, who has time to languish in post-party discomfort? Read more

The 4 Beauty Products I Always Take With Me - According To A Spa Owner
Products

The 4 Things This Spa Owner Takes Everywhere, No Matter What

Being a beauty expert and spa proprietress for over a decade, I talk to people about my favorite skincare and make-up “must haves” Read more

A New Beauty + Wellness Retreat Launches In Upstate New York
Travel + Spa

ShesWELL: A New Wellness & Beauty Retreat Launches in Upstate New York

What happens when a spa owner, a massage therapist, an acupuncturist, a cosmetologist, and a Hudson Valley B&B innkeeper get together? A series of retreat weekends in the Hudson Valley, of course! Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: Vagina Advocate Melina DiMarco Goes Nood, Priyanka Chopra’s Favorite Beauty Products, Anti-Aging for Lips, and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Best Wellness Packets For Travel
Vitamins + Supplements

Travel Well, Travel Easy: The Best Of Single-Serving Wellness

Everyone’s intimately familiar with travel-size skincare. But what about travel-size wellness? I find it really difficult to pack up my wellness regimen; I end up hauling around tons of vitamin jars, cartons of protein powders, and all the little extras. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: Dance Cardio Guru Anna Kaiser Launches Activewear Line, Holiday Wellness Hacks, and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: The World’s Most Talented Actresses Strip Down, VS Fashion Show Sexiest Looks, and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Our CB community holiday wish list
Extras

From Vintage Cartier To A Week At Malibu Ranch, This Is The Charlotte’s Book Community Wish List: What We Really, Really Want

Wish lists are fun. We all want something, whether it’s a pile of diamonds, an empty inbox, or an escape into the mountains of Malibu. Read more

Cool gadgets for women: the best gadgets of the year (+ Ziip Beauty reviews)
Products

The High-Tech Review: The Gadgets We Like (And Don’t Like)

When looking for cool gadgets for women, it seems like every time you open a new tab, there’s a new gadget staring you in the face: Read more

Sarah Happ Lip Slip Review
Products

My Current Obsession: The Lip Slip by Sara Happ One Luxe Balm

In our line of work, we try a lot of products: that means we know what we love, and why. “My Current Obsession” is a quick and dirty way to tell you about something we’ve tried and all the reasons why we like it. Read more

Charlotte Talks To: Jessica Matlin, Beauty Editor + Fat Mascara Podcast Host
Interviews

Charlotte Talks To: Jessica Matlin, Beauty Editor + Fat Mascara Podcast Host

#CharlotteTalksTo is a lifestyle interview series featuring amazing women out there shaking things up and remaining fabulous in the process. 

Jessica Matlin has always been interested in beauty: Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
Extras

What We’re Reading Now: How to Beat Post-Thanksgiving Bloat, Embracing #BellyJelly, and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Linda Evangelista Joins Erasa
Aging

Linda Evangelista Named Creative Director & New Face Of Erasa — Botox In A Jar

Linda Evangelista once said that she and fellow supermodel Christy Turlington didn’t “wake up for less than $10,000 a day.” Now that she’s the new Creative Director, Vice President, and face of Erasa XEP-30—a cream that claims to replace Botox, launched over a year ago by the former chief scientist at EstĂ©e Lauder, Jules Zecchino—we wonder how much she’s making? Read more

Natural looking breast implants: the ultimate guide about natural looking breast augmentation
Body

Are Those Things Real? Breast Implant Sizing 101

You have a size for almost everything. A shoe size, a pant size, and yes—a breast size. While you can probably sneak your way into something a little off-size if you really want to (like those purple suede boots that you just can’t live without), things will always look a little wrong if the fit doesn’t match. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: Misty Copeland on Body Positivity, Waking Up With Jessica Alba, and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Labiaplasty is more popular than ever. What Is it?
Women's Health

Vagina Surgery (Labiaplasty) Is One Of The Fastest Growing Procedures: Here’s The 101

A procedure that alters the female genitalia, known as labiaplasty, is one of the fastest-growing plastic surgery procedures in the United States. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery revealed recently that the number of labiaplasties performed increased by 44% in 2013. Read more

Does Body Contouring Really Work? Yes, But ...
Body

Do Non-Invasive Body Contouring Procedures Actually Work? Yes, But…

I was at a children’s birthday party, my eyes trained on a thick slice of chocolate cake, when the woman next to me gestured at a tiny roll on her otherwise flat abdomen with a pink plastic fork. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: How to De-Stress Post Election, Playboy Playmate Criminally Charged for Body Shaming, and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Runa vs. Coffee ? This Healthy Coach Takes The Challenge
Nutrition + Diet

Why I Want You To Swap Your Coffee For Runa

Who doesn’t love a warming cup of coffee or decadent almond milk latte? And as winter arrives, we’re moving in droves to the local bean purveyor and amping up our regular pumpkin spice late. Read more

Interest in men's aesthetic procedures is on the rise.
Face

Your Man’s Makeover: Subtle Aesthetic Adjustments For Today’s Rugged Male

Charlotte’s Book founder and editor Robin Shobin discussed the rise of men’s interest in dermatology and plastic surgery in this recent article. Read more

Aging

Why Your Pores Get Bigger As You Age (And How To Fix It)

As people age, change happens on the inside and the outside. Maturing affects everything from skin pigment to texture, so it’s mainly the world around your pores—the surrounding skin—that changes. Read more

Magnesium is essential for skincare - learn why
Vitamins + Supplements

Why Your Skin Needs Magnesium — And The Easiest Way To Get A Lot Of It

By now, any Charlotte’s Book reader knows how important it is to not only take care of the outside of your body, but the inside, too. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: Joanna Vargas On Glow Secrets, The Founder of Moon Juice Gets Real, and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more

Your Post Holiday Party Detoxing Plan Needs To Start Now
Extras

Your Post-Party New Year’s Resolutions Need To Start Now

We’ve got a new theory on how to holiday detox, and we know it might sound slightly crazy, so bear with us. Here’s the key: Read more

Are cheat meals really allowed? A nutritionist answers.
Nutrition + Diet

Ask Charlotte: How Often Are Cheat Meals Really Allowed?

Chillier weather feels sort of feels cozy (tea please), but it also feels like eating all the things at once. All the pasta, all the bread, all the pizza, all the—you get it. Read more

Whole Foods skin care: a medical aesthetician selects the best of the best from the Whole Beauty line.
Products

What Does A Medical Esthetician Buy From Whole Foods Beauty?

I get lost in the Whole Foods skin care section, Whole Body—it’s the best part of grocery shopping. It used to be tiny, with just a few “green” products, but now they’ve expanded into a practically full-fledged beauty store. Read more

Why Frozen Fruit Is Actually Better For You
Nutrition + Diet

Sometimes, Frozen Is Actually Better Than Fresh

FROZEN DOESN’T MEAN WHAT IT USED TO

While the idea of frozen food might bring to mind processed pizza or freezer-burned chicken nuggets, when it comes to produce, frozen is actually better. Read more

Amanda Chantal Bacon's New Cookbook - A review
In The Kitchen

Amanda Chantal Bacon Has A Moon Juice Cookbook — Here’s An Honest Review

Moon Juice. If you’re a wellness junkie or you read Elle or Vogue regularly, you know who Amanda Chantal Bacon is and all about her cosmic L.A.-based wellness brand, Moon Juice. Read more

The Weekly Charlotte's Book Roundup
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What We’re Reading Now: Miss Iceland’s Response to Fat Shaming, Signs You’re Magnesium Deficient, and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Read more