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Weird New Trend: Roller Ball Beauty

katamariHave a “ball” with the latest packaging trend: roll-on beauty products! Skip the lengthy beauty routines and roll your way to beauty Katamari-style with these skincare, makeup and fragrance products.

Of course, some of them are just weird:

Double-mini-roller-ball-Face massager weird Asian beauty

Yep, this “facial massager” (similar, $13) is a real thing. A real thing I would never want anyone to see me rubbing on my face. It seems like the kinda thing you could film and charge people to watch, if you get my drift.

Here are some more reasonable ways to integrate rolling into your beauty routine:

Philosophy Amazing Grace Concentrated Perfume Oil: Now you can roll-on the clean, feminine scent of Philosophy’s best-selling fragrance, Amazing Grace. Perfect for the girl on the go, this roll-on fragrance makes it easier than ever to take Grace wherever you go. Price: $25

By Terry VIP Skin-Expert Peace & Glow: a calming and soothing multi-active skincare roller ball that activates micro-circulation and drains tense, puffy areas. Price: $65 at Barneys

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The Milky Way: Using Lactic Acid in Skincare

woman with glass of milk skincareDoes milk really do a body good? Cleopatra supposedly thought taking milk baths daily would maintain her gorgeous skin. Was it all for naught, or was the Queen of the Nile onto something?

Milk is an excellent source of lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). But lactic acid already exists in our cells, so the body recognizes and accepts it more readily than it would a fruit-derived AHA. For the same reason, lactic acid creates less inflammation as it assists in new cell growth than other AHAs.

But don’t go jump in a milk bath just yet – homogenized milk will show little to no effect on the skin. Why? Unfortunately, the milk has to sour before the lactose in it can be converted to lactic acid. And no amount of skincare benefits are worth smelling like old cheese all day.

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