My sun-damaged face, frizz-prone hair and spotty legs love winter: The camouflage afforded by long sleeves and scarves, leggings, tall boots and hats make this a stress-free fashion season. I ignore warnings to steer clear of long, hot baths - if not now, when? I also shun humidifiers (or "germ factories," as I call them).
Standing in the skin care aisle of any drugstore or mass marketer and it is easy to become overwhelmed as hundreds of anti-aging products claim miracles. Jars, tubes and pump bottles say they "sculpt and lift" saggy skin, provide "an immediate tightening sensation" or "instantly correct dark circles." Some boast having the highest percentage of collagen boosters or the most peptides or exotic ingredients like dragon's blood (don't worry, it's tree sap) or stem cells. Uh-huh. We weren't born yesterday so we know treatments take weeks to show results, but we don't know which to choose. Top skin care brands know words like deep-wrinkle, ultra lift, regenerating, repair and radiance boosting get our attention but do they work? I asked Johnson & Johnson's top chemist Samantha Tucker- Samaras for the naked truth. Here's what you need to know:
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