2010 Beauty Innovations Video
The cutting-edge innovations that will shape the new decade in beauty.
The big trend that we've been seeing is that makeup artists are working with designers and designers are giving influence to the makeup artists. There is really a synergy between the two and that is translating into products that are coming out.
I'm Sarah Silver and I am a beauty and fashion photographer in New York City. Today, we are shooting new trends in beauty and we are showing things that I think that the average woman hasn't seen yet.
We decided to look out what the next 10 years held in terms of new beauty treatments because we're always interested in the new beauty frontiers.
So, the reason we did Beauty Almanac for 2010 is because fall is the beginning of a new decade and people are always asking what the new big thing in-- in beauty is and what is the next thing of [unknown] and ask their dermatologist about what they should be trying out at home.
My name is Christina Saratsis. I am the stylist on this shoot and I'm the Assistant Fashion Editor at Marie Claire. I think a lot of people, you know, believe that you have to have a lot of money in order to have the best treatments and what we're trying to say is there are these great new amazing treatments but it's also something that's a little more accessible to the everyday woman.
We decided to do like a top 10 list of things that you might hear about in the next year or in the upcoming years that you might be interested in.
One of my favorites was the new contouring laser that you can do yourself. It's got one of those long thin lights and it's apparently a fat contouring laser. Well, you basically know your own fat. And so we're really highlighting the fact that it's going to be available and then asking whether or not this is what people want.
So, a lot of dermatologists have been talking about how they can do scalpel-free facelifts.
This is much less intrusive than some of the more traditional facelifts and apparently it really gives you a great plumb face and a beautiful glow. What more can one asks?
So, everybody's obsessed with the iPhone apps and putting more things on to their BlackBerry and smartphone in order to be able to maximize their time and multitask. And now, you can have beauty apps too. There are new websites out there where you can download applications on to your iPhone and they help you diagnose what your skin problems are and help you choose products to treat your skin condition. Myskin.com has a huge database of 4500 brands of different skin care products and that they can compare you with different people who are already in the site and then they look and see what products have worked for them and suggest them to you. On Facebook, Crest actually has a 3D white tool so you can whiten and brighten your smile in your photo.
We're also going to see lots of the miracle product, Keratin, which is apparently huge in Brazil and it's really beginning to infiltrate the American market.
The big trend that we've been seeing is that makeup artists are working with designers and designers are giving influence to the makeup artists. There's really a synergy between the two and that is translating into products that are coming out.
So, you got all sorts of designers now coming out and working on colors. One thing is actually of [unknown] working with long terms to produce a fantastic pink that was very true to his collections. Chris Benz is coming out with a line. So, it's really the melding of fashion and beauty which we're going to see much, much more of. I met Kate Milliken at the party actually which sounds like one of those classic editor stories when someone comes up and says, Hey, I got a story for you." And, that she was one of those cases where she really did have a story for. And, she is being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She was on her early 30's and so she was extremely depressed about it and very gloomy about the outcome.
It was such a shock like everything for me really moved very, very fast once it all happen. Then, all of the sudden, there I was in the hospital and I have known a lot about MS. So, to me it was really, from what I did know, a death sentence or at least a sentence of your life is going to go down in a very unhappy path.
And then, she decided that she was going to really investigate it and do everything that she could which included traditional medicines and some more unusual techniques which isn't completely proven.
For me, there was real moment of "Oh, my God" and also at that time, I was single. So, I was living in my own apartment, running my own business, coming out of the hospital January 2007 thinking, "I have a new reality and it's all mine and this is the way it's going to be."
But, the combination of what she did in fact reversed the disease. This is a very controversial story because people will tell you that you cannot reverse this disease. But, what her doctors at Mount Sinai Hospital found was that the lesion that they had found on the back of her neck which signified that she indeed have MS had actually disappeared.
So, I have my own business and a video production company and we shoot here for personal tributes and I travel all over the city to do these interviews and I have my own crew. So, even though it's great having my own business, there's definitely an element of just laughing that comes along with it. We still have some new grinds and sometimes not but today, I am doing okay. It was just a lot of kind of grappling of what does this mean and how do I feel and how my life is going to be and what can I do. Can I keep running my business? Can I go out on dates? Can I still bike in the park? Like trying to kind of come to terms with that.
She is an extraordinary example of someone who really tried to take control of something which she feels and to a lot of people is completely uncontrollable and she really made a difference.
Everyday, I take a-- first of all, I eat something healthy like a piece of toast with some avocado on it and then I take vitamins and then I take a shot. It's time for green juice which is not the sexiest breakfast drink you've ever had but it's a very healthy one. Okay, after the green juice, I will be going to yoga which is why I'm dressed like this. And it's a time for me and my MS, it's a really, really good thing to do. You know, how often in New York do you stop and take a deep breath and evaluate and just let things stand still? For me, it's been really, really helpful and-- and really powerful and I think it definitely helps with making me feel better.
She's a very inspiring, intelligent, interesting quite beautiful young woman. She remains clear of it that the lesions would not come back. And, it's an extraordinarily interesting story.
It's Tadashi Shoji. I'm a big Tacori fan. And, my fiancé and I got our wedding rings from them and they've just been amazing and we're big fans. And, you know, just out to say hi--
and play with them and just support. I finish out Mad Men this week and I am off--
to Georgia to do a movie with Katie Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Hayes MacArthur and Josh Lucas--
called Life As We know It and I'm going to start that next week.