Executive Managing Editor
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Liz Ritter is the Executive Managing Editor of NewBeauty magazine. She covers the magazine's spa content, as well as various articles on health and wellness and active ingredients. 

Best Piece of Beauty Advice: Go to a pro! No product works as well as a trip to a good aesthetician or a derm.

Regimen: A.M: Wash face with Avene Milk Cleanser and apply Red Flower Illuminating Rose Serum, followed by Revision IntelliShade (I think I have gone through 20+ tubes since I discovered it). I barely wear makeup during the day but I always fill in my brows with iT Cosmetics Brow Power and apply mascara. My favorites are Too Faced and Dior. P.M: Wash again with the Avene Milk Cleanser and every other day I exfoliate with Kate Somerville ExfoliKate. I also take a bath almost every night and love using different bath oils, scrubs, etc.

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Anti-Aging

Christie Brinkley: Confessions of a Beauty Icon

At 62, the “accidental” supermodel has one of the most impressive, longstanding careers in the industry, and she’s just getting started.


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Celebrity

Julia Louis-Dreyfus: The New Anti-Aging Muse

TV’s consummate comedian Julia Louis-Dreyfus confesses how she stays healthy during 17-hour workdays on set, the best makeup tip she’s learned over the years, and the truth behind her totally toned figure. On-Set Rituals While filming Vee...
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Exfoliators

10 Cleansing Balm Breakthroughs

From your basic lip variety to everything-under-the-sun BB creams, balms aren’t exactly the new kid on the block in the beauty breakthrough department. But one popular contender, cleansing balms, are giving the basic balm a second wind by showing up on beauty shelves everywhere—and saving your skin in the process. Not convinced? Here are our top picks for cleansing balms for every skin type.
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Detox

Do You Really Need to Do a Juice Cleanse?

Detoxing, doing away with toxins and totally transforming your body. The promises that go along with a juice cleanse seem too positive to pass up. But, before you jump on the juicing bandwagon, there are some things to consider, according to Miraval nurtirionst Junelle Lupiani.
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Celebrity

Julie Bowen: Modern Beauty

TV's most popular mom dishes on the scoop from the Modern Family set, how she really feels about the red carpet and why a steaming bowl of spaghetti may be the best skin-care secret ever.
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Health + Wellness

Night Spa Treatments

Nighttime skin-care treatments are of long-standing appeal: Apply a serum or cream and let all the promises of the product go to work while you sleep. So why shouldn’t spa treatments held during those magical, beauty-benefiting hours possess similar charm?
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Exfoliators

Retinol Redux

In the skin-care arena, perhaps no other ingredient takes the prize for packing a very serious anti-aging punch than retinol. And, for all its time-tested benefits, this “gold standard” of aging just seems to be getting better, as more formulations featuring extra bonuses for your skin hit the scene.
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Anti-Aging

Salma Hayek: Beauty, Brains & Business

No matter the field, bosses are always boxed into a specific category when it comes to their management style. The styles run the gamut, but, over the course of time, one constant has remained—those who report to them do the most accurate job at identifying which category they fall under.
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Exfoliators

Simple Skin Saviors

In the world of skin care, complex isn’t always king. These 10 products take the guesswork out of hard-to-pronounce ingredient labels to deliver skin-loving, simple solutions all with five ingredients or less.
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Skin Care

Fake A Facial

Facials are amazing—glowing skin, smaller pores and a kind of can’t-compete-with workout for your face that magically makes it look better. But, like most good things in life, openings in your schedule and setting aside the time don’t always mesh together for these monthly skin-maintenance sessions. So, when your skin needs it—but your growing to-do list tells you otherwise—turn to these fixes.
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Health + Wellness

13 Energizing Spa Drinks

Try making the swap with one of these 13 energizing spa drinks that provide the jolt without the java.
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Active Ingredients

The Best Botanicals You’ve Never Heard Of

Among skin-care ingredients, botanicals bask near the top of the list for their ability to deliver time-tested results, naturally. And, while they have the reputation of being around for ages, not all of them may “ring a bell” when it comes to t...
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Diet + Exercise

The Art of Tea

You already know that a cup of this spa staple possesses some serious health-giving properties, but now there’s a new reason to make time for tea: its bevy of beauty benefits.
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Fragrance

The Formula for Perfectly Layered Fragrance

I don’t know if it’s simple chemistry gone bad, a heavy hand or sheer bad luck in the scent department, but any attempt I’ve ever made to layer perfume on myself has been met with simply putrid, in-your-face fragrance results. Leave the mi...
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Spa Treatments

Celeb Spa Hot Spots

Looking for luxury that's already star-approved? These spas have played host to some of Hollywood's hottest celebs.
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Frizzy Hair

Fake Perfect After-Flight Hair

Every time I fly, something strange happens to my hair. My normally hard-to-tame totally frizzy strands seem to suck up every last drop of recycled plane air—and, zap, poof—leaves me with an oily, flat, less-than-fresh-smelling style by the time...
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Health + Wellness

10 Drinks That Will Reset Your Skin

From dark, leafy greens to fresh-pressed fruity blends, the juicing craze boasts of many benefits. Sure, an influx of nutrients, increased energy and the promise of dropping off pounds sounds appealing, but these ten drinks are designed with one thing in mi...
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SPF

Super Sunscreens, No Matter The Weather

Did you know that two million people in the United States are diagnosed with skin cancer each year? This means, despite summer coming to an end, sun protection necessitates attention all year long.
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Spa-Going On The Las Vegas Strip

This summer welcomes several new menu additions to the Las Vegas spa scene that will have serenity seekers racing to The Strip for relaxation time. TENSION TAMER: From July to August, Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas is offering the Summer Essence signature ma...
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Health + Wellness

3 Spa Treatments That Will Save Your Skin This Summer

Sunscreen is essential. That goes without saying. But these three treatments step in when you've overdone your day in the sun: DNA-derived damage reverser Promising intensive sun repair that's guaranteed to give your skin a glow, the 60-minute, seven-step ...
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Exfoliators

Found: Paradise In A Jar

Paradise may be a matter of perspective but there's no denying that Pure Fiji's new Orange Blossom line leaves nothing left to debate in the “this-is-amazing” category. Like all of the products in the line (there's also a lotion, body butter,...
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Tips + Tutorials

Fight Limp Locks With A Lovely Duo

I'm a fanatic for any hair-care product that promises to fight frizz-but sometimes they work a little too well, tackling puffy tresses but taking out all signs of life and body in the process. Pin-straight strands stuck to my head? No thanks. Sleekness with...
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Argan Oil

A Frizz Serum That Outshines The Rest

Fall may be approaching, but for those of us with seriously frizzy strands, the lack of humidity in the non-summer months doesn't ease our daily battle with keeping hair smooth. For me, concocting the ever-so-perfect anti-frizz hair-care cocktail (start wit...
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Lip Color

The Red Lipstick Redux

Red lipstick is one item on a long list of things I can't pull off. No matter what the season, what I am wearing or my mix of makeup, it perpetually makes me look like I'm heading off to a Halloween party or a junior high dance recital-and that's putting it...
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Foundation

A Single Brush For All Your Foundations

How many makeup brushes do you own? Too many to count? Focus on the ones just for your foundation application. Chances are, you probably have one for your loose powders, one for your compacts and another one for your liquids and creams-and counting. Stop....
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Cleansers

A Fabulous Foaming Facial Cleanser

When it comes to cleansers, I've always been on the side of the fence that looks for creamy, non-foaming ones. Since my sensitive skin is prone to redness, I like to wash my face with something supermild that's almost lotion-like; I've always been warned th...
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Wrinkles

A Potent Powerhouse Of An Eye Cream

When it comes to eye creams, what do you look for? Something that reduces fine lines and wrinkles? An under-eye brightener? A dose of hydration? BareMinerals took any and every around-the-eye skin concern into consideration when creating its new Renew & Hyd...
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Fragrance

A Fabulous Fizzy Bath

I love all things about bath products. My actual bath-not so much. Chalk it up to my superpoor cleaning skills, but if it leaves a can't-scrub-it-out ring around the bath, I have to give it the boot. That's why Persephenie Nanu Lei Fizzy Bath Powder has ...
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Tips + Tutorials

The Summer Leave-In List

Whoever started the trend of big, beachy, full-of-texture hair that's all the rage this summer deserves some serious recognition. We can't think of any other of-the-moment look that takes our get-ready routine and cuts it by more than half. But, as any wash...
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Wrinkles

Are You Neglecting Your Neck?

Celebrity aesthetician Renée Rouleau has a theory: American women are missing out on a huge anti-aging skin-care component-caring for their necks. “From my travels to France to research skin-care treatments, I discovered how French women are so dilig...
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Dry Hair

Sleeker Strands With A Sure-Fire Solution

Hair polishes leave some of us heavy-handed beauty appliers with a sticky (literally) situation. It seems that no matter how close to a “dime-sized” amount we aim to dispense, too much comes out, too much gets applied and strands are left grea...
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Moisturizers

What Stands Out In The Bevy Of Body Lotions?

Body lotion. It's perhaps the most underrated-yet most popular-beauty must-have out there. I know I've been using it since before I started buying lotions for acne, creams for wrinkles and prior to even knowing what half of the current products on the marke...
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Active Ingredients

The Debut Of A Breakthrough Anti-Aging Ingredient

We're pretty in-tune with the latest and greatest in topical ingredients. A superstrength pore-reducer that also clears acne? We've been using it since it was still on the chemist's table. A sun-damage reverser that brightens spots naturally? We had our han...
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Fragrance

A Sensational Scent For All Your Skin Care

You know how there's that one scent that you want to bottle up and make it the featured fragrance for all your skin-care and hair products? Diptyque knows what it is-and they've packaged and presented it in their new Satin Oil for Body and Hair. With a ba...
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Sunless Tanner/Self-Tanner

A Better, Buildable Bronzer

As much as I love it, bronzer has not always been kind to me. For as long as I've been wearing makeup, I've tended to go overboard with this one little product. The more I like a particular shade, the more I pile on, and, no matter what the mirror may say, ...
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Breakouts

Banish Body Bumps For Good

Unsightly body bumps, breakouts, rough patches and dry skin are never good, but, as the summer months approach, they start to wreak serious havoc-especially when it comes to wearing tanks, short-sleeves and swimsuits-and put a stop to pretty much any warm-w...
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Moisturizers

A Summer Staple With Serious Skin-Care Benefits

Tinted moisturizers with sunscreen top the skin-care ladder of must-have multitaskers. Your daily SPF, hydration and just a hint of coverage in one convenient bottle? Yes, please. But, if you're anything like us, finding one that's not too greasy, not too &...
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Hair Removal

Bikini-Ready Skin Secrets

Getting your body ready for a bikini is always at the top of the list as summer rolls in. But what about waxing? Some of us can be shy when it comes to asking our questions, which is why we've enlisted the help of Lura Jones, aesthetician at Stark Waxing St...
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Dry Hair

Strand-Strengthening Shampoo With Superior Benefits

I absolutely love shampoo that smells good, but, if it's not making my hair look good, it gets my Sayonara by the next time I step inside the shower. That's why I am loving the brand-new Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Collection, which just launched over ...
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A Luxury Spa That Sets New Standards

Luxury hotel brand The Edition has hit Europe in the Turkish city of Istanbul, and, like its U.S. counterpart, it's opening to rave reviews. The much-anticipated hot spot blends contemporary touches with time-tested elements of Turkish culture-creating an i...
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Antioxidants

A Refreshing Mist For Midday Hydration

Facial mists aren't exactly mainstays in my daily makeup or skin-care routine. They sound refreshing, but more suited for a hot day by the pool or post-workout. And why spray your face with water when you could just wash it? MayaWater Facial Mist answers t...
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Skin Care

A Serious Sugar Scrub That Delivers Results

If you're anything like us, you've become increasingly skeptical of product's ingredient lists. Acne serums packed with pore-clogging oils, “natural” shampoos overflowing with harsh chemicals-the list goes on. And one of the worst offenders we...
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Skin Care

Erase Pores While Firming Your Face

I love products that promise to minimize pores. Primers, lotions, makeup, mattifiers-if it's been made, chances are, I've tried it. The truth is the majority of these pore-specific products do pretty much what they say they are going to do without any surpr...
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Fragrance

Spring Rollerball Roundup

I think it's safe to say that the one thing I love more than perfume is the rollerball versions of my favorites. They are so portable, so easy to apply and (for those of us that are fickle about our fragrances), so easy to switch up and swap out. Here's the...
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Wrinkles

A Wrinkle-Smoothing Skin Improver

The chemists at Kiehl's are at it again-this time coming up with an instant, full-face fix to smooth out wrinkles while improving skin's texture over time. The brand new Double Strength Deep Wrinkle Filler contains a powerful blend of skin-plumping peptide...
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Tips + Tutorials

A New Shampoo That Saves Your Skin, Too

I have sensitive skin, but a sensitive scalp? I've honestly never thought about it until I saw Biologique Recherche's new hair-care line. According to the company, more than 35 percent of men and women have a sensitive scalp, which can be a recurring probl...
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Antioxidants

Get Your Skin To Glisten

Makeup with light-reflective pigments and those promising to give you a “luminous glow” always sound good in theory, but can often look more glittery than glistening-especially in the light of day. That's why we're loving Jouer Glistening Bri...
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Skin Care

Beauty Innovations From Overseas

Last week we attended the Beauty International Trade Fair in Dusseldorf, Germany. With more than 1,250 exhibitors, the show is a central spot for new beauty launches from around the world, and, with over 25 countries being represented, it's a playground for...
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Fragrance

A Unique Fragrance Finds A Fan Base

I think one of the most offensive things a stranger can say to you is “Are you wearing X perfume?”-especially when they are right. There's nothing else that screams, “you aren't an individual” like being sniffed out by a complete...
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Dental Products

Get Your Best, Brightest Smile

I've gone to the same dentist since I was 3. My grandparents went to him, my parents went to him and now I go to him whenever it's time for my twice-a-year checkup. I'll be 32 this year and I've never had a cavity, so whatever he or I-or the combination of ...
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