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Lauren Fornes

Blog Entries by Lauren Fornes

Five Solutions When Stress Comes in Threes

(1) Comments | Posted September 23, 2009 | 3:54 PM

It's been a busy few months that included moving from San Francisco to Austin, discovering I'm pregnant and deciding to pursue my dream of building a company.

It's good things come in threes. I don't think this newly knocked-up, returning Texan entrepreneur could handle much more.

Pregnancy and...

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Putting Personal Back in Personal Care

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2008 | 5:06 PM

Jeremiah McElwee of Whole Foods Market

Shakespeare famously wrote, "What's in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet." But that's not entirely true today. Genetically modified roses often don't have a scent at all.


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Exfoliating Like It's 1985?

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2008 | 12:14 PM

Skin Layers (photo credit: wikipedia commons).

As recently as 2005, I was exfoliating like it was 1985.

Skincare in the '80s was synonymous with chemical peels and harsh exfoliation. The idea was to traumatize to the skin to trigger faster...

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Something Fishy for Father's Day

(6) Comments | Posted June 4, 2008 | 2:36 PM

Not sure what to get Dad for Father's Day?

Here's a thought: Fish oil supplements! Granted, they aren't as sexy as a Tesla, as sophisticated as a Patek or as groovy as a new set of clubs. But they're certainly less expensive and Dad will love it because while he...

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Confession of an Aesthetician

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2008 | 5:32 PM


I'm setting aside all vanity and sharing my worst photo with you. Surprisingly, it wasn't taken from below, it doesn't give me 13 chins nor does it capture me biting into an enormous forkful of linguine (although those images certainly exist and will inevitably...

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Sunscreen: Causes Cancer or Protects Against It?

(2) Comments | Posted March 28, 2008 | 1:54 PM

No one doubts that excessive sun exposure can cause skin cancer. The question is, does sunscreen prevent it?

The sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays damage the skin by either prematurely aging or burning it. The type of damage is determined by the wavelength of the light rays, but both forms of...

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Slap on a Label and Call Me Green

(1) Comments | Posted March 18, 2008 | 1:33 PM

By way of a quick introduction, my name is Lauren Fornes. I'm new to (and excited to be apart of) The Huffington Post blogging community. I'm an aesthetician and founder of Face Parlour, a skin health website. By day, I rate skincare products (think "Wine Spectator of skincare"). By...

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