Weekend Debrief: The 5 Best Beauty Stories Of The Week

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* Best new supplements healthy nails, hair, bones and skin
* How to keep your hair voluminous and shiny
* We test out a popular lip plumping gel

You don’t have to be a celebrity to get Hollywood-like results when it comes to healthy hair and skin, fuller lips and a younger, brighter complexion. We might not be able to afford a personal makeup artist — or be able to spend hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars on visits to a dermatologist or salon — but we can score similar results with these easy, at-home products.

We found all of these products from reputable sites online, and tested many of them out ourselves, to make sure the results back up the big pitches. Here’s what we liked this week.

1. Will Eating Collagen Actually Make You Look Younger?

While collagen may not make you look younger instantly, it may help to restore balance to your digestive tract, which can influence your skin. This is also an important factor to consider because maintaining a healthy gut is an effective way to fight against chronic inflammation, which causes a slew of skin problems itself.

We found four different methods for adding extra collagen to your diet, giving yourself an extra dietary boost for a youthful overall glow.

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Glow From Within: How Taking Collagen Could Make You Look Younger


2.Pump Up the Volume: The Secret to Voluminous Hair

If you’re looking to give flat, lifeless hair some extra lift and bounce, look no further than the revolutionary Classic Volumizing Hair Iron by VOLOOM. This heat styling tool is designed to add lasting volume to hair of all types and lengths. VOLOOM’s patented plates create hidden volume pockets in the under-layers of your hair resulting in glamorous volume without the need to tease or apply additional products, like mousses, gels or sprays that could weigh hair down. Here’s why we think this is a must-have tool in your bathroom drawer.

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The Secret to Voluminous Hair Stars Here


3. Lived-In Review: Fillerina Lip Plumping Gel

The idea of being able to plump your pout with “fillers” without having to go to your derm sounds like a dream come true to us. While this technology hasn’t really come into fruition yet, the innovative skin care line, Fillerina, offers a comprehensive collection of products that are supposedly the next best thing to injectable cosmetic fillers.

Unlike injectable fillers, topical dermal fillers don’t actually penetrate through the epidermis, but they’re supposed to offer a similar alternative to traditional fillers that inject hyaluronic acid directly into the skin.

Two of our beauty contributors tested Fillerina’s Lip Plumping System. Here’s what we discovered…

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Lived-In Review: Fillerina Lip Plumping System


4. This Chic Electric Toothbrush Will Make You Excited About Brushing Your Teeth

For years, big dental health brands have been releasing gimmicky products that don’t actually make your teeth any healthier (i.e. toothbrushes with bluetooth speakers). Quip is a buzzy new company that’s dead-set on changing this. They’re overhauling the dental health-game by designing the perfect toothbrush and simultaneously creating a convenient subscription service for their new products. Here’s what we like about it…

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Get to know Quip: A chic new electric toothbrush


5. Bye-Bye Blemishes: The Ultimate SPY Guide to All Things Acne

Did you know: between 40-55% of the adult population suffers from some form of acne. But the good news is, it’s totally treatable.

Whether you’re looking to treat a pimple that popped up over night or wanting to fight signs of aging while keeping acne at bay, we’ve rounded up some of the best acne products and treatments so you can achieve clear, healthy skin everyday.

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The Ultimate SPY Guide to Getting Rid of Acne