We all know the importance of exfoliating the skin, so why don’t we do it on a regular basis?  Trufora is a science-backed anti-aging skincare line, developed in partnership with renowned dermatologist, Dr. Fran Cook-Bolden.  Using pharmaceutical-grade, organic, preservative-free ingredients, Trufora offers a safe, yet effective, alternative to harsh chemical-based anti-aging products.  Its Triple Action Exfoliator is a deep-cleansing and soothing mask of kaolin clay, shea butter, aloe vera, oat extract, and hyaluronic acid.  It provides chemical exfoliation from 4.3% AHAs and 0.2% BHA, as well as physical exfoliation from bamboo.  Helping to refine the look of pores and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, it leaves skin glowing and hydrated — without the tightness, stinging, or irritations which often accompany exfoliants.  All Trufora products are free of fragrances, dyes, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, petrochemicals, GMOs, and chemical sunscreens, and are Vegan and Leaping Bunny Cruelty-Free Certified.

Trufora is offering thirty lucky Beauty Undercover Subscribers an opportunity to SWAG its Triple Action Exfoliator (retail $45) simply by following them on Instagram (or Facebook if you don’t have) and entering  here. This SWAG Alert is open to Subscribers 18 years or older with a valid US mailing address only.  Delivery is anticipated within 3-4 weeks from notification.



There is always a new fad or fashionable procedure in plastic surgery.  Most of these have been designed simply to attract new patients; but the truth is that plastic surgery is an art and the major procedures remain the same.  According to celebrity plastic surgeon, Dr. T.Y Steven Ip, who has offices in Beverly Hills, Newport Beach and New York City, “it is really all about the artist.”  Dr. Ip shares the top five procedures which not only remain the gold standard, but provide the most dramatic results.

  1.  Tummy Tuck – This procedure is most common post pregnancy if there is loose or sagging skin or if there are weakened or separated muscles that cannot be fixed through exercise. The results will create a smoother and firmer stomach with noticeable results. The two surgical options are either a full or mini tummy tuck. In a full tummy tuck the first incision runs from hipbone to hipbone, usually running down along the public hairline and a second at the belly button. The goal is to be able to cover this scar with a bathing suit bottom. In a mini tummy tuck only a single incision is made where the patient has the loose, sagging skin.
  1. Breast Augmentation – For patients who are flat chested (hypomastia), breast implants can have a dramatic change both physically with improvement in body proportion and socially with improvement in self esteem.
  1. Facelift – Once skin has lost elasticity, the use of botox and fillers will not correct facial aging. Deep wrinkles, fine lines and excess skin all contribute to an older appearance and a facelift will help reduce those signs by tightening the skin, giving the entire face a more youthful appearance.

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Pat McGrath Labs welcomes visitors to the dark side with its trio of tech-noir smokey eye kits.  Available in UltraViolet Blue*, UltraSuede Brown, and Dark Matter, the Dark Star 006 collection features lustrous mutational pigments, a holographic Cyber Clear eye gloss, and a Black SmudgeLiner eye kohl for the future perfect smokey eye.  Each kit is accompanied by McGrath’s new blender brush. Dark Star 006 becomes available on Tuesday, April 11th.

*Warning:  UltraViolet Blue pigment can cause a temporary staining of the skin. To avoid this the Lab recommends using a makeup primer prior to applying.