March 2011 - Posts
For those of you who want potent anti-aging products but have sensitive skin...I have the solution for you. Check out Avene
. It’s a dermatological brand which was originally developed for those with sensitive skin conditions such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis and eczema. It’s an extremely healing and soothing formulation of products yet offers ideal regimens for any skin type in search of any indication, including anti-aging issues.
Typically the brand is recommended or prescribed by skin care professionals so that the perfect products are used by those with the conditions and indications for which the products or regimens treat.
I happen to be a great fan of Avene. And today I wanted to share with you two of my favorite Avene products
I’m so impressed with Avene Eluage Eye Contour Care
because it’s gentle enough for my sensitive contact lens wearing eyes and because it greatly reduces my dark circles and puffiness. It also erases fine lines and wrinkles around my eye area and firms up the skin around the eyes so that they pop and appear refreshed and young.
Next I wanted to share with you my favorite mask by Avene
. It’s called Avene Soothing Moisture Mask
and it’s perfect for those with dull, overstressed and tired looking skin. It also relieves redness and is perfect for those with normal to sensitive skin. It softens and soothes tired and irritated skin and revitalizes your face to a new luminous glow and brightness. In addition, it was a 2010 Editor’s Pick for the Best Beauty Buy!
I love Dermalogica….and I love that I can purchase it on www.spalook.com. I used it faithfully when I was a professional aesthetician…but it’s not easy to get it when you don’t work or a client of a dermalogica day or medical spa. But I still am so thankful I can purchase it from certain websites such as spalook.com.
However, even cooler than the fact that I can still get my hands on it, via the internet, I am thrilled with a new line they offer called AGE Smart. There are two AGE Smart products I wanted to share with you and would love for you to try them out for yourself. Especially those of you who love the ultimate in anti-aging, results-oriented products designed specifically for our needs.
I’m crazy for Dermalogica AGE Smart MultiVitamin Thermafoliant which effectively exfoliates via self-heating chemical and extremely powerful mechanical exfoliant action. The polishing action erases fine lines and wrinkles as well as dulling dead skin cells. Skin looks refreshed, renewed and brightened.
And for those of you who would like to try a month’s worth of the AGE Smart regimen there is a starter kit that is absolutely stellar. It comes with a skin resurfacing cleanser, a multi-vitamin power recovery masque, an anti-oxidant hydramist, their extremely potent vitamin C therapy MAP-15 Regenerator, a Dynamic Skin SPF 30 Skin Recovery and their brilliant lip renewal lip complex. And the whole kit is only fifty bucks…and believe me…this will be the best fifty dollars you’ll ever spend!
I realize I’ve been rather chatty about the fabulous hair care brand Frederic Fekkai
quite a bit lately. But it’s only because I just can’t say enough about the brand which imparts brilliance, manageability and desired results to most any condition of hair.
Many women who straighten their hair still aren’t completely thrilled with their results after trying many products and straightening tools such as a variety of brands and flat irons. The solution they should consider is finding the ultimate brand with the ultimate straightening line of products…which include, shampoo, conditioner, conditioning treatment mask, and serums and smoothing balms specific to hair straightening.Frederic Fekkai’s Silky Straight Ironless line
is my pick for doing the trick. Think of those Pantene and Vidal Sassoon commercials where the model’s hair is brilliantly smooth. That’s the results I myself as well as many others achieve when we use this terrific and specific Frederic Fekkai category
The system is easy and works synergistically with one another producing the silky, smooth straight style look that we all so desire to achieve. Frederic Fekkai Silky Straight Ironless Duo
brings together the perfect shampoo and conditioner combo for smoothing out even the frizziest of hair and promotes gorgeous shine and manageability. Then top this dynamic duo off with Frederic Fekkai Silky Straight Ironless Serum
and you will be left with the most brilliant, shiny, silky and smooth mane of hair you could ever imagine. You will walk out of your house looking as if you left the hands of the famed celebrity stylist himself!
The lovely scent of vanilla is not the only beautiful reason to gravitate towards it. It turns out that the appealing botanical ingredient not only delights your senses…it can also repair the skin. Additionally, it’s sedating in nature, has anti-oxidant properties, helps lift somber mood, and is even quite the aphrodisiac!
Vanilla is formulated into many anti-aging treatments for its reparative and nourishing qualities. It’s used very frequently in creams that are extremely moisturizing for its hydrating properties as well as its amazing fragrant scent.
Today I wanted to share with you three of my favorite vanilla beauty and wellness products.
Korres Vanilla Guava Body Butter is a luxurious moisturizing body cream. It’s equipped with anti-aging properties and offers incredible hydration to dry skin. After use, my skin feels soft, firm and smells amazing.
I’m also crazy for Bliss Vanilla and Bergamot Body Buff. The superior body softening and exfoliating paste is formulated with vanilla bean pieces (along with shea butter and sweet almond) which not only smell incredible, it also promotes brilliant smooth and soft skin.
Lastly, I wanted to tell you about the most beautiful and fragrant candle in the world. It’s the most amazing gift you could ever give yourself or to anyone you love. Votivo Dalian Glass Candle Vanilla Bergamont Blossom is a soy blended hand poured candle encased in the most elegant hand cut glass jar you’ve ever seen. The fragrant candle boasts scents of lily, vanilla and cinnamon. It’s truly lovely…and oh so aromatic…you’ll want company to step into your house just to show it off. At around fifty dollars it’s pricey…but it burns for up to 60 hours and is worth every penny!
Have any of you heard of the great hair care brand called Hair Rules? It’s absolutely amazing for those of us with untamed hair. It will smooth out even the kinkiest, most unruly hair into smooth lovely waves and locks.
The brand was developed by stylist to the stars Anthony Dickey and offers ingredient rich formulations of shampoo, conditioner, and amazing hair styling products. Ingredients include panthenol, ginger root extract, honey and so many other quality shine-enhancing ingredients that strengthen, repair and tame the hair into the most beautiful bouncing head of hair you’ve ever imagined. It’s easy to use and is also a very affordable line. Additionally the products smell incredible boasting such scents as floral, citrus and spice.
If you haven’t yet tried Hair Rules…head straight to Beauty.com and check it out. You’re going to love this hair care line!
I use the Aloe Grapefruit Purifying Shampoo and their Quench Ultra Rich Conditioner and I’m completely sold. And to finish off for my perfect coiffed look I use their Blow Out Your Waves Styling Spray. Absolutely Superb!!!
Since 1946, Lancaster
beauty and skincare brand has been a leader around the world for its innovative research and quality products. Their advanced, cutting edge technology is the key to producing results-oriented beauty products which provide their consumers the ease and ability to sport gorgeous, glowing complexions. Even more impressive is their knowledge of imparting a healthy sun kissed radiance. Lancaster's self-tanning products and cosmetic bronzers
are my choice for donning a golden yet safe and healthy tan. Nothing is more important when it comes to my handbag staples than my lancaster bronzer
. A little touch up at the end of the day and you're ready to go to an evening event without ever going home after leaving the office!
Plant Derived Stem Cell Technology Produces Radiant & Renewed Skin
We’ve all heard about skin cell research when it comes to the potential treatment for disease processes and traumatic injuries to the spine…as well as the controversy that comes along with it. But that’s due to the use of human stem cell uses as opposed to plant derived stem cells. I would imagine we all would agree that the use of stem cells from plant and tree life such as fruit would not be a problem in terms of controversy. Luckily, some professional skin care and beauty brands have tapped into this new cutting edge technology in order to renew and rejuvenate the skin.
Goldfaden, EmerginC and Juice Beauty all have supreme anti-aging products by facilitating this new and fascinating technology. And the results have been astounding!
It makes sense that fortifying cells with this new stem cell technology as well as formulating the products with other scientifically proven ingredients and potent botanicals, the end result would indeed be outstanding. And outstanding they are!
My three picks for superior skin care products with built in stem cell technology are Goldfaden’s Stem Cell Skin Serum which provides anti-oxidant protection, a vast improvement in tone and texture and a reduction in lines and wrinkles. I also am very impressed with EmerginC’s Protocell Bio-Active Stem Cell Combat Cream. The cream boasts outstanding customer reviews due to the delight in their new, improved and much more youthful skin. Thirdly, Juice Beauty is keeping up with the times with Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair Moisturizer. Users love this multi-tasking hydrator because not only does it meet their moisturizing needs, but it also repairs their skin.
If you’re ready to try the latest in cutting edge beauty, you should try products with organic stem cell technology built in. And believe me; you will not go wrong by choosing any one of the three I just reported on. They are scientifically brilliant!
A Green Apple a Day Keeps Aging Skin AwayJuice Beauty Green Apple
is all the skin care the wicked witch needed to be the fairest one of all!Juice Beauty’s Green Apple Products
is one of the best lines in terms of results and customer satisfaction. The precious green apple line is highly effective for repairing, rejuvenating, and restoring the skin. It’s noted for its ability of bringing out a glowing radiant complexion of the face as well as a more youthful and firm skin and tone of the body. The potent powerful boosters and ingredients within the collection (as well as the whole Juice Beauty brand
) are not only extremely effective and results-oriented but are also considered natural (containing no parabens, pesticides and other synthetic fillers) and contain 95% organic content.
The Juice Beauty product
I wanted to tell you about today is one that I’m particularly impressed with after only just recently discovering it. I’ve always loved Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel
and wouldn’t be without it in my skin care stock of must-haves…but now I’ve got myself a new Juice Beauty treasure.
Juice Beauty Green Apple Extra Firming Body Moisturizer
is a stellar hydrating complex that replenishes nourishes and firms up my skin from head to toe!! The super ingredients exfoliate the skin of my body, greatly improve tone and texture, lifts and tightens my thighs so I can now where shorter dresses and not look as though the skin of my thighs is loose. Additionally, it smells lovely, absorbs quickly and isn’t greasy.
It's no secret that I'm crazy about Frederic Fekkai
hair products evidenced by how often I've written about them and have sung their praises. However, I don't think I've ever written about one of the best Frederic Fekkai products
I use. It's not only one of my favorites...but the favorite of many others as well, considering all its 5 star ratings. If you have hair breakage from over processing/coloring heat styling or any other environmental stressors; you will most likely benefit from the amazing protein infused properties and other quality ingredients of Frederic Fekkai Protein Rx Anti Breakage Treatment Mask
. The superior hair mask restores and strengthens weakened damaged hair. Its soy and milk proteins help to revitalize and repair and eliminate breakage. It also prevents further damage. Additionally, hair appears shiny, manageable and extremely healthy. And even more impressive...it does all this without weighing the hair down like many other deep conditioning treatments. It's recommended to be used weekly or as needed which gives you flexibility in terms of what works best for your specific needs. I use it twice weekly due to my sun-bleached hair and over-use of heated styling tools. And now my hair looks amazing!!
Neova has won me over once again with its bright and brilliant Advanced Refining Lift Eye Gelee. The uber hydrating eye gel not only instantly tones and tightens the delicate skin around the eyes; it also lifts the whole peri-orbital area for results that make a pair of peepers pop!
Neova brand has always used quality results-oriented ingredients for all their products, and Neova Advanced Refining Eye Lift is no exception.
Neova Advanced Refining Eye Lift is formulated with Neova’s beauty trademark secret…Copper Peptide Complex which is a superior delivery system of nutrition (micronutrients) for the repair and restoration of the health of the skin, and is formulated into most of their skin care serums, creams and treatments. The skin care properties and benefits of Copper are enormous. The metal (and in my opinion…precious metal!) revives dull and aging skin restoring it back to its once youthful glory.
Additionally the lifting and hydrating gel has been infused with Argireline which you may remember is the potent peptide which mimics the actions of Botox. However, unlike Botox there is no chance of adverse effects and is said to be a very safe alternative. The amino acid peptide chain relaxes the musculature (or contractions of muscles) around the eyes which result in a relaxed and more youthful set of eyes.
Along with the copper technology and the infusion of Argireline, Neova Advanced Refining Eye Lift is formulated with the ultimate in hydrating ingredients which of course is Sodium Hyaluronate. And for reducing puffiness around the eyes, inflammation and a shadowy appearance they’ve added the ingredient known as Saccharomyces Lysate Extract.
This product is one of my new favorites for its amazing immediate benefits as well as its cumulative long term results.
As previously stated…Neova has always used quality results-oriented ingredients, and Advanced Refining Eye Lift is no exception!
Here ye…hear ye! NuFace, the exceptional anti-aging device which firms up the skin and contours of your face providing a much more youthful appearance can now be yours at an exceptional value!
The normally 436 dollar NuFace device and value can now be purchased at www.SkinStore.com for an astounding $325! And even more exciting is for a limited time SkinStore.com has a 20 percent off sale going on now! Color me crazy…but I’m thinking that means we can purchase the device at a mere two hundred and sixty dollars! Yes…$260 buck-a-roos!
The micro current hand-held device has been cleared by the FDA for firming up the muscles and contours of your face… right from the comfort of your own home. The current stimulates the cells of an aging face to repair and gain strength and growth, resulting in a firmer, toner new you!
The process promotes collagen, elastin and connective tissue health and rejuvenation, resulting in a dramatic improvement in fine lines, wrinkles and poor elasticity and lack of firmness. It’s easy, quick and now it’s affordable! Additionally, it prevents muscle memory from pulling back down from over use such as squinting and frowning, environmental attacks and plain ole aging.
This is the best value I’ve come across in a very long time. I love this device, as will you…I promise. Don’t’ let this opportunity pass you by!
More About 24 Karat Goldfaden...
Yesterday I wrote about a great and affordable way to try different products and brands without paying the higher prices of full products when you haven’t even yet determined whether or not the products are right for you. In a nutshell, my suggestion was to consider purchasing travel sized kits, starter sets, sample sizes and the like. My focus and suggestion in yesterday’s article was dedicated to Goldfaden’s fabulous skin care regimen Goldfaden Red Tea Anti-Aging Starter Kit.
Today I wanted to expand on specific information relating to Goldfaden brand as well as get a little more in depth about a few fantastic Goldfaden products.
Goldfaden brand was developed by the “dermatologist of choice” of many well-known celebrities, Dr. Gary Goldfaden. The skin care products are extremely effective due to the model they were birthed from. The renowned doctor took the potent nutraceutical solutions he uses in his dermatology practice and combined them with super organics and natural botanicals that have been proven to produce remarkable results. Additionally, he added “super-potent” Organic Red Tea to the mix providing for not only professional results but clinical results as well.
I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite Goldfaden products. Goldfaden Pure Power Red Tea Antioxidant Complex is a superior treatment for those who have aging, dull and lifeless skin. This serum miraculously turns horrid skin into a vibrant youthful and glowing complexion. It’s truly sensational!
Secondly I’d love for you to check out the aptly named Goldfaden Bright Eyes. This formula is brilliant for making old tired looking eyes appear young and refreshed. It’s a multi-tasking eye formulation that resolves puffiness, dark circles and fine lines and wrinkles. It’s incredible!
In my opinion, the best, most convenient, easiest and affordable way to find out what the ultimate regimen is for each of us, is to buy travel kits or smaller size regimens pre-packaged into individual sets. They’re almost always a great value and they’re typically a two-week or so supply so you do indeed get enough product to experiment with as well as discover whether or not you are getting the results you’re after.
Additionally, oftentimes kits and sets come with samples (and sometimes more than sample sizes) of specialty serums and treatments that are often expensive when purchased separately. These specialized treatments are usually what make the difference between a good regimen and a superior regimen. We all know that a daily skin care regimen of cleansing, moisturizing and protecting are key to nice skin. However, when we add today’s potent serums, treatments, masks and peels we end up getting exponential results and benefits. Think of the addition of specialty treatments as gourmet skin care. It’s kind of one of those “you get what you pay for and put into it” things.
Beauty brands and companies know this to be true and are also keenly aware that pricey items are sometimes shied away from and yet also know they are imperative for skin issues such as anti-aging, discoloration and acne. Therefore, they place them into some of their value kits so you can at least find out if the product works for you without ponying up dough that is difficult to come by these days. Its one thing to spend money that you may be nervous about spending only to find out you’ve wasted it…and quite another to find out it was the best beauty investment you’ve ever made. This is why travel kits and value sets are ideal!
Now for my value regimen suggestion of the month…
For a mere 75 dollars you’ve just got to try Goldfaden Red Tea Anti-Aging Starter Kit! It’s a brilliant professional line with products for a complete and effective regimen. It comes with a multi-tasking cleanser, a potent scrub, an incredible serum and a 3 in 1 moisturizer. It’s complete, it works and it’s extremely affordable!
It seems once we all got a taste (for lack of a better word) of how nice our complexion and makeup finish looks after using a facial primer…we can no longer live without it. And it does make all the sense in the world that in order to achieve the perfect finish... it would require the perfect prep. Just ask any painter or artist and I’m sure they would wholeheartedly agree.
I love an airbrushed appearing makeup foundation applied over my cleansed and primed face. Both Stila and Philosophy offer foundation formulated to specifically appear as flawless as an airbrushed application.
Both Stila and Philosophy offer air brushed appearing type foundations with many shades to choose from. Stila Liquid Foundation Illuminating 20 Watts is a lightweight and silky smooth makeup and Philosophy Supernatural Air Brushed Canvas SPF 15 imparts a luminous radiant look and is ideal for sensitive skin. They are by far my two favorites for a flawless finish. I purchase my Philosophy Foundation from SkinStore.com and my Stila Foundation from Beauty.com. However, both websites offer both brands. Both are brilliant and I’ve found that when I use either one, I never fear of stumbling into less than perfect lighting!
Now for the really important piece that makes any foundation look both glamorous and dynamic… The ultimate primer! Primer is the key to getting the canvas (or in this case…face) prepped for a superior foundation finish. I head straight for Fusion Beauty PrimeResults Anti Wrinkle Primer! I love this particular product because not only does it prime the skin beautifully for my makeup in terms of a polished and lasting finish, it also lifts and firms the skin. Fine lines and wrinkles are diminished, skin is tightened and texture is improved both immediately and cumulatively. It’s amazing for both under makeup as described but may also be used alone.
Many believe celebrities have glowing facial skin and svelte bodies because of their easy access to professional office treatments such as lunch time peels for luminous skin or liposuction or endermologie treatments for their firm and contoured bodies. I’m sure those don’t hurt by any means…and certainly help to a measurable degree. But I think their beauty secret is really simple accessibility. In other words, I think it’s what they have available to them right in their own home.
The good news is now we all can have the convenience and affordability of professional strength treatments right from our own home with all the new portable home use beauty devices available today. I remember when the idea of having our own physician strength photo facial device with red and infrared light waves was absolutely ridiculous…and yet now we have access to Baby Quasar MD.
For me the best new beauty tool or device to come along this millennium (not to mention the last century) by far, is a pricey, yet extremely valuable machine called Wellbox-The Lipomassage Machine.
I would pretty much bet my last nickel that many of the slim, gorgeous, glowing celebrities mentioned earlier have this brilliant device right at their daily disposal!
Wellbox-The Lipomassage Machine not only contours your body into a svelte new you…it also comes with a facial treatment head for erasing the lines and signs of time.
The powerful all-in-one device stimulates collagen and elastin production producing firm, taut facial skin with a radiant glow that shouts “red carpet ready!” And even better (if that’s possible) is how it can transform our bodies into lean gorgeous machines that can don the slinkiest of dresses. The Wellbox Roll Treatment Head which is used on the body stimulates fat cells and releases them to reconstruct and re-contour tight fibrous, dimpled patches of cellulite, into smoother appearing skin.
Wellbox…is worth its weight in gold
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