February 2012 - Posts
Today is the wrap up (Part Three) of our Spiced Up Skin Care series in which we’ve had the privilege of sharing with you a variety of spices (and their potential properties in terms of beauty and skin care) and some of the many spiked skin care products which are beneficial in so many ways (because of their spiced infused formulations). And many of which also happen to be some of our very favorite spicey and highly effective products.
We here at Beauty Research are sold on spice infused skin care products and hope you find them to be helpful for any skin issues (or indications) you may have as well.
Now we will feature Fennel, Mustard and Pepper and explain to you why.
Both Fennel and Mustard can be found in many of the professionally exclusive and environmentally conscious and highly effective Dr. Hauschka
line of products. Dr. Hauschka skin and beauty care can be found at Spalook.com
Fennel known for minimizing redness and reducing irritation is the perfect ingredient for formulating into eye pad compressing pads. Dr. Hauschka Eye Solace
relieves eye strain and provides a refreshing uplift for tired appearing skin around the eyes and lids.
Mustard with its potent antioxidant and soothing properties helps Dr. Hauschka Birch-Arnica Body Oil
to be the ultimate in body soothing massage oils!
Pepper is widely known for boosting circulation, which is why Bliss
spa and bliss skin care was right on point when they added it to their highly popular Bliss Blood Orange and White Pepper Sugar Scrub
. For gorgeous bliss skin be sure to check out all the fabulous bliss skin care products at SkinStore.com
There are certain skin conditions that are particularly frustrating and are sometimes very difficult to treat. And those who struggle with clogged pores and congested skin are certainly among this group of people with frustrating skin indications. Those of you who suffer with congested and inflamed skin and large blocked pores AND are going through a great deal of stress over it…we want you to know that there is indeed help and are very effective products to deal with these conditions.
For congested skin and clogged pores one needs the power and efficacy of professional help. That’s why it’s imperative to use highly respected and results-oriented products that are specifically formulated and manufactured with these indications in mind. Two brands that can and will effectively battle and defeat congested skin issues both come to mind. And even better can be used in different combinations for an even more potentiated effect. DDF
skin care created by World renowned dermatologist, Dr. Howard Sobel offers two brilliant products for the treatment of these particular acneic conditions.DDF Sulfur Therapeutic Mask
uses sulfur and other anti-inflammatory properties in a clay formulation which effectively soaks up excess oil, treats blemishes and clears and frees up clogged pores. DDF Sulfur Therapeutic Mask
may also be used to soothe, calm inflammation and clear up acne on the chest and back as well.
Another “must-have” DDF (aka doctors dermatologic formula) product that is highly recommended and reviewed for those who suffer with these particular acneic issues is DDF Glycolic 10% Toning Complex
. This highly effective DDF Skincare glycolic toner is superb for those who desire treating excess oil while gaining ageless, more youthful skin. DDF Glycolic 10% Toning Complex
addresses fine lines and wrinkles, greatly reduces the appearance of pore size, and is ideal for oily mature skin. Use the DDF toner after every cleanse. You might also try DDF Pore Minimizer for even smaller looking pores. If your clogged pores have lead to breakouts, check out DDF benzoyl peroxide treatments including DDF Acne Scrub. For gorgeous DDF skin there are a number of DDF Products available. With DDF beauty you can be sure you will find the perfect DDF moisturizer, DDF acne treatment, DDF cleanser or whatever DDF skin care need you may possibly have.
Now for really upping your game…add the brilliant sonic-technologically-powered cleansing device from Clarisonic
. The very popular Clarisonic Mia
2 offers an even better version of the original Clarisonic Mia System. Clarisonic Mia 2 Sonic Cleansing System-White
is the newest star in the Clarisonic PRO skin care cleansing family. Clarisonic Mia 2 Sonic Cleansing System
offers twice the efficacy of manual cleansing and six times more makeup removal than regular cleansing alone. Skin is thoroughly cleansed, brilliantly clarified, and beautifully revitalized in only minutes. Additionally, using the Clarisonic Brush device in your daily skin care regimen adds exponential absorbability of your other skin care treatment serums. Clarisonic Reviews boast exceptional ratings with many users saying they will always buy Clarisonic!
For those who want additional pore cleansing and sweeping action, arm yourself with the Clarisonic Deep Pore Cleansing Brush Duo
. These unique heads focus on hard to reach areas like the nose for an unbeatable cleanse. The Clarisonic Deep Pore Brushhead Dual
comes with two Clarisonic Brush Heads
at an additional savings. Buying two Clarisonic replacement brush heads at the same time makes a lot of sense. You’ll be well-stocked when the time comes time for a change as well as saving money. While you can use the system with any mild wash, I always recommend Clarisonic Cleanser for best results. Try the Clarisonic Refreshing Gel Cleanser which is perfect for oily skin. Drier types generally prefer the Clarisonic Gentle Hydro Cleanser.
As stated in last week’s part one of our Spiced Up Skin Care article I noted that due to the number of spices and spiced infused skin care products that needed to be addressed, the series would have to be three parts. Today I share with you part two. Part Two of Spiced Up Skin Care focuses on three more spices used in beauty and skin care.Turmeric
is known for its powerful antioxidant properties and for its ability to soothe the skin due to its anti-inflammatory benefits. Turmeric is ideal for use in anti-aging skin care because it’s so potent in terms of fighting free-radical damage. Alchimie Forever Nd YAG Antioxidant Skin Repair Gel
is the ideal choice for both soothing and moisturizing the skin as well as protecting it from environmental stressors which are known to cause pre-mature aging of the skin.
Turmeric is also being researched for treating or slowing down the cellular growth of particular types of skin cancer.Thyme
is used in many toners, astringents and clarifiers. Known for its antioxidant, antifungal and antiviral properties its ideal for topical preparations for the treatment of problematic skin. SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel
is a customer favorite for soothing and calming their irritated skin promoting a clearer and much more refined complexion. SkinCeuticals Products and skinceuticals skin care offer many other potent and effective antioxidant topicals such as C E Ferulic and Phloretin CF. Clove
which has long been known for its numbing effects on a sore tooth also contains antimicrobial properties making it ideal for skin care products for the treatment of acne and effective clarifying. Detoxify, soothe and treat skin imperfections and fight bacteria with SAMPAR Prodigal Pen Blemish Corrector
. The SAMPAR
skin care pen is said to be highly effective and boasts five stars from users for its anti-seborrheic, anti-inflammatory and disinfecting properties. Sampar reviews are consistently high for many Sampar products.
We all know the importance of using professional hair care products…But for treating brittle, damaged and broken hair even the most professional products can fall short. When treating and effectively repairing severe hair breakage, the lines and product selection within those professional brands must be indication-specific for achieving the ultimate in results. That’s why we here at Beauty Research highly recommend the superior brands Frederic Fekkai
and Jan Marini
. The very popular professional frederic fekkai brand offers many “indication-specific” lines and categories making product selection easy and accurate. And the well-known and respected Jan Marini Skin Care
brand uses proven cutting edge science and technology for improving many skin and hair concerns and conditions.
Both Frederic Fekkai Protein RX
line as well as Frederic Fekkai Brilliant Glossing
line are both perfect choices for transforming over processed, distressed, dull and damaged hair into luxurious locks of shiny manageability. The prescription strength ingredients and properties provide maximum repair resulting in superb flexibility and luminosity. Hair becomes vibrant, easy to manage, and encompassed with bounce, sheen and shine.
If you can’t get to a Fekkai salon, selecting an assortment of Frederic Fekkai hair products is the next best thing. The crème de la crème of Frederic Fekkai’s Protein RX
line is the five star rated and highly reviewed Frederic Fekkai Protein RX Anti Breakage Treatment Mask
. And the reigning star of the Frederic Fekkai Brilliant Glossing
line is the multiple benefits daily conditioner, Frederic Fekkai ADVANCED Brilliant Glossing Conditioner
. The former of the two Fekkai products, superior Frederic Fekkai RX Anti Breakage treatment mask
, provides incredible strength to weak and brittle hair. The hair is revitalized after the very first use and just keeps improving with each use thereafter. And for daily frederick fekkai hair conditioning, Frederic Fekkai ADVANCED Brilliant Glossing Conditioner
is stellar and boasts rave Frederic Fekkai Reviews! The Fekkai glossing line is outstanding for dull hair that needs shine. Be sure to pair the conditioner with the matching Fekkai shampoo. Finish with Frederic Fekkai Glossing Cream. Fekkai products work best when paired together.
Frederic Fekkai Hair Care
is not the only brand that can transform weakened, brittle, thinning, damaged, dull hair into a cascade of shiny gorgeous tresses. Extremely professional Jan Marini Products, specifically the Marini hair category, also offers a superior hair treatment that nourishes, moisturizes, repairs and highly conditions the full head of hair as well as thickens it. From the Jan Marini Marini
line, comes Jan Marini Hair Revitalizing Conditioner
. Marini hair revitalizing conditioner is highly effective for promoting a thick gorgeous head of hair and is also easy to use. Simply wash and condition your hair as usual and then apply a small amount to wet hair, starting at the roots and then massage over the entire scalp. The same peptide technology used in the critically acclaimed and highly sought after the Jan Marini eyelash conditioner, Jan Marini Lash Enhancer
is used in this formulation as well. The identical properties from the Jan Marini lash growth enhancing product have been formulated into the Jan Marini Hair Revitalizing Conditioner
which is why it works so well and results in promoting a fuller, thicker and younger looking head of hair.
Thanks to innovative Jan Marini
skin research the highly rated and reviewed Jan Marini Marini Lash Enhancer
has been the first line of defense (and offense!) for promoting thicker, longer eye lashes for many years. Many women have long suffered with thin and sparse eye lashes and were thrilled when Jan Marini formulated a lash enhancing treatment which uses a technological breakthrough in a particular peptide that when combined with other essential properties promoted a spectacular difference in lash density. When used daily, women notice a significant increase in their eye lashes, in terms of health, density, appearance and fullness. Be sure and check out Jan Marini skin care as well. Jan Marini cosmetics is well known for producing a variety of fabulous lines like Jan Marini Age Intervention, Jan Marini Bioglycolic and Jan Marini C-ESTA for mature skin battling lines and wrinkles.
After watching a talk show the other day about the weight loss and other health and well-being benefits of certain spices I got to thinking about what spices can be found in skin care products and how and why that would be. What I found turned out to be quite interesting as well as quite effective!
The research I found in my spiced up skin care mission turned up a plethora of products that I already knew about or already used, loved and had been thoroughly impressed with but I had no idea why they worked so well. As it turns out they were packed with or partially formulated with certain spices which offer many properties that are highly effective and very results-oriented as well as offered other perks which I did not know were due to the spicy concoctions, such as promoting positive moods and other mental and physical attributes.
Having found so many spiced-laced products as well as wanting to share with you a little information about each one, I quickly realized this would have to be Part One of a Three Part series in order to give full justice to each skin care seasoning…and its very well-deserved zest! So without further ado…please savor the following spicy skin care soup (oops…make that scoop!)!
Known for its antibacterial properties, basil, is the perfect spice (ingredient) for preparations used to effectively treat acne. One of the best treatments for acneic skin is from Cosmedix
and contains basil as well as Tea Tree Oil and both alpha and beta hydroxy acids for effective exfoliation and purification. Cosmedix Purity Balance
garners highly rated reviews from users and is quick and easy to use.
Long used in Asia for treating many skin issues, we here in the United States typically use it for warming up the skin by increasing circulation. When circulation is boosted cell health is nourished and most any ingredients used in combination are then better facilitated. Molton Brown Warming Eucalyptus and Ginger Body Scrub
is the ultimate in body rejuvenation and revitalization.
Put some zip in your skin care regimen with some spice and stay tuned for Part Two!
The mega beauty and skin care website, Skinstore.com
, gets high marks from those of us here at BeautyResearch.com!
While perusing many of my favorite beauty websites today, I was pleased to find a clever (and as the title above states…accurate) positioning of products targeted to specifically address dreaded age spots and dark marks and skin imperfections on the home page of SkinStore. The home page of the super beauty products website contains some featured products which effectively treat hyper-pigmentation and skin discoloration and have cleverly named it “Seeing Spots
The Seeing Spots edition contains many remarkable products which boast very highly rated brand and product reviews for effective skin brightening and lightening.
For age spots on the body (particularly dark spots on the backs of the hands) DermaQuest
scores big with their brilliant DermaQuest Skin Therapy SkinBrite Hand and Body
cream. DermaQuest Skin Therapy SkinBrite Hand and Body
effectively reduces and removes dark pigmented spots from the skin of the body. The scientific and luxurious product restores luminosity quickly and even prevents future damage with continued use by inhibiting new melanin pigment production. Skin just gets better and better with each use and you’ll love the soft and glowing new skin you’ll continue to see as days and weeks go by.
And for hyperpigmentation of the face, such as, melasma or post-pregnancy mask, acne marks, and sun damage, Peter Thomas Roth Skin Care
comes to the rescue with Peter Thomas Roth De-Spot Skin Brightening Corrector
. The product garnishes high reviews and contains “21st Century” scientific ingredients which are patent pending and clinically tested for erasing and preventing discolorations of the face. Peter Thomas Roth Reviews are high throughout the entire peterthomasroth line. You can be fairly certain you will find the perfect peter roth skin care product for virtually any skin issue and concern you want to address.
Painting on a pretty face has been around for thousands of years which is why cosmetic brands, services and businesses are a multi-billion dollar industry. Make-up, cosmetics, skin care and other beauty brands are always thinking of new and exciting ways to improve on their products. However, as with many beauty product companies the very best comes from professional lines. That is, brands and lines that are recommended or used by professional beauty and skincare practitioners. The line of thinking being…if a dermatologist recommends it...it’s fairly certain and virtually guaranteed to work.
When it comes to cosmetic brands (two in particular), we here at Beauty Research concur. bareMinerals
(aka bare essentuals) is a top notch and very well received and reviewed mineral makeup line and Dermablend Cosmetics
is probably the best choice one can choose when in need of corrective makeup. Dermablend foundation and Dermablend concealers offer professional level coverage for concealing imperfections and flaws from small birthmarks to broken capillaries to large tattoos. Most patients and clientele feel both bare Minerals makeup and Dermablend
makeup brands are both very effective and are both perceived as their favorite results-oriented and indication specific makeup lines.
Many day spas, medical spas, derm and plastic surgery offices use and recommend bareMinerals mineral makeup. And corrective makeup by dermablend foundation is often the cosmetic brand of their choice for full coverage and even for camouflage and paramedical makeup.Bare Minerals
has been the popular choice for those seeking mineral makeup and was actually one of the very first mineral foundations many of us had ever tried. And once we tried it, it’s fairly unanimous to say…most of us have not gone back to traditional make-up since! The makeup products within the bareMinerals Foundations
line makes our made up skin look natural and flawless. bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation Medium Beige
is the perfect foundation for providing light touch ups all the way to a full layered coverage. And for the perfect finishing touch bare minerals makeup gets high marks for their Bare Minerals Finishing Touches
line. bareMinerals Mineral Veil
is a translucent powder that is applied over foundation (or can be worn alone) providing a soft air-brushed look of luminosity. bareMinerals Mineral Veil
comes in a variety of colors and shades for adding the perfect light and softness to most any skin tone. bareMinerals cosmetics offers a full array of products. For best results, apply your bare mineral foundation with the appropriate bareMinerals brushes. Once you’ve mastered the bareMinerals SPF15 Foundation
, move on to bareMinerals eyeshadow for fabulous color and highlights. Also try bareMinerals blush and amazing lip colors from the bareMinerals Buxom line.
is the “go-to” dermablend makeup brand for long-lasting supreme coverage and the dermablend cover creme
line in particular is perfect for those seeking superior corrective coverage. Dermablend Cover Creme Medium Beige
is a full coverage makeup foundation which provides concealment of moderate to major skin imperfections while promoting a perfect and soft looking appearance. Dermablend Cover Crème Medium Beige
provides a sun protection factor of 30 yet is a lightweight creamy foundation that appears natural and velvety smooth. For even tougher flaws, try the Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Concealer and Dermablend Quick Fix for instant coverage that’s perfect for smaller areas. If your flaws continue past the face try Dermablend leg and body cover.
Highly rated and reviewed Dermablend Loose Setting Powder-Original
is a superior setting powder that provides long lasting wearability and superb smudge resistance when used with other Dermablend Products. Dermablend Loose Setting Powder
comes in three shades and is the ultimate in professional setting powders.
Hyperpigmentation, dark spots and discoloration have long been one of the most common complaints about one’s own skin. It’s one of the most searched skin issues on the internet and it’s often the reason for visits to dermatology offices, medical spas and esthetic salons. Additionally, the subject is oftentimes the number one issue asked of beauty editors and beauty experts. Questions such as, “How can I get rid of my age spots?” or “Which product will work best for my pigmented skin?” are constantly asked by clientele, readers and patients alike.
Products formulated with hydroquinone used to be the ingredient (or drug) of choice…albeit a harsh and toxic choice. These products seemed to have worked better than many products that didn’t contain it (especially when it was used in combination with other ingredients) however, as word spread of the ingredient’s possible harming effects, many practitioners starting pulling back from using, recommending or prescribing it. Products containing hydroquinone have even been pulled from many brands and quite a few countries don’t allow it to be used at all.
That’s when many beauty and skin care brands started to use other ingredients to battle uneven skin tone with hydroquinone-free formulations. Unfortunately, many didn’t quite step up to the plate or rarely got on base because many times their products only contained one or just a few ingredients which are known to have lightening and brightening properties such as kojic acid, glycolic acid preparations, topical antioxidant serums (vitamins C and E), retinols, licorice and the like, but not in the formulations, combinations thereof, or potencies needed to achieve stellar results.
However, luckily there’s a new player in town called FEI’D
(pronounced fade). FEI’D Skincare
works because it has taken every property known to effectively treat pigmented skin and combined them in a potent and proper formulation and has even taken it a step further by combining cutting-edge science with Eastern Medicine. Additionally, the brand has taken into consideration all variables (above and beyond the rich and potent botanicals used), such as comparisons and contrasts, studies and trials, the causes of uneven skin tone (solar, hormonal, inflammation and chemical), as well as using the rich history used in Eastern medicine (balance of energy or qi and targeting skin specific meridians).FEI’D
uses clinically proven ingredients such as Dianella Ensifolia, Mulberry, Huang Qi and many more botanicals known to brighten and improve the appearance of the skin. And even more impressive is that FEI'D Products
use them in the perfect combinations required for potent and superior results.
For safe and effective treatment of hyper-pigmentation and discoloration, FEI’D brand
hits it right out of the park! In fact, FEI'D Reviews
are coming in grand slam fashion!
Lately I’ve been thinking about the impending Oscars and simply cannot wait for the time to come. Award shows happen to be another one of my real true loves (second to skincare and beauty products of course)! After doing a little research on what stars might be wearing…I began daydreaming of what it must be like to have your designer dress waiting there for you to slip into and then the privilege of getting all done up by professional hair and makeup artists. I can just picture that final touch, right before you walk out the door of the limo and onto the red carpet. That final spritz of a gorgeous smelling perfume. Which of course, brings me straight to Michael Kors
. We all know that some Hollywood starlets will be decked out in his designer fashions, but I hope they all got the memo on his latest fragrance that tends to leave you smelling like a million bucks (even if your bank account doesn’t reflect it). Michael Kors Eau de Parfum
is quite high end and a particular fave of the rich and famous, but comes with a price tag that the rest of us can actually handle as well. Michael Kors himself dug deep into the aroma and scents of some of his favorite places in the world and brought them together to create a beautiful floral scent that will entice many admirers. Michael Kors
uses rich and creamy florals and marries those scents with exotic spices. The rich scent of Michael Kors Eau de Parfum
uses notes of Freesia and Moroccan incense, as well as base notes of Cashmere Woods and Vetiver. But what better way to dream of a glamorous night in Beverly Hills than with the gorgeous mid notes of Blue Orris and Arum Lillies. Mmm mmm mmm… Dreamy in more ways than one!
Whiter and brighter teeth are not only a ticket to a beautiful smile and a prettier face…but they’re also easy to achieve. And better yet, anyone can have them.
No longer do you have to be rich or a celebrity or even have to pay a half a grand to a dentist to achieve a gorgeous set of pearly whites. GoSmile whitening brand has made it possible for all of us to sport a brilliant smile. Go smile has long been one of my very favorite brands for tooth whitening products, because gosmile products are easy to use, affordable, have never hurt my sensitive teeth and are extremely quick to use.
But recently my respect and affection for gosmile teeth and tooth whitening products have gone from adoration and like to one of full-blown love! I am so thoroughly impressed with my new gosmile whitening system that I couldn’t wait to share it with all of you. GoSMILE Whitening Light System is my newest purchase from my GoSmile sale of products collection. GoSmile Whitening Light System dramatically whitened up my teeth in less than a half an hour. This is seriously “dentist-quality” tooth whitening. It’s extremely easy to use…you simply apply the lightweight GoSMILE light to your teeth (after you’ve applied the simple and effective serum via the included GoSmile ampoules) until it beeps (approximately ten minutes) and then repeat two more times.
The results are stellar and the gratification is immediate! This is already my favorite new beauty product of 2012!
Note: For even better results (especially for those who have stubborn stains and/or sensitive teeth) simply purchase GoSMILE Pre Whitening Gel and use prior to ampoules.
Significant breakthroughs in skin research are what keep professional beauty brands on their toes and why it seems skin care products are constantly getting better. Once science was infused into everyday skin care regimens such as cold creams and regular moisturizing lotions, skin care went from the realm of cosmetics to the world of results-oriented cosmeceuticals. Skin care became exponentially better in terms of benefits and repair.
Two brands I wanted to share with you today are both prime examples of combining pharmacology and science with typical skin care creams and treatments. Both Specific Beauty
and Scientific Skin Care
brands are highly rated and clinically proven.
Specific Beauty Skin Brightening Serum
uses a breakthrough formulation of a complex mix of licorice, retinol, niacinamide and potent antioxidants. It’s a spot therapy with superior brightening effects. Skin tone appears smoother and hyper pigmentation is greatly diminished, while the skin as a whole appears radiant and healthy.Scientific Skin Care
offers two products that I feel are of exceptional quality. Scientific Skin White Bamboo Exfoliator
is the ultimate product for cleansing, clarifying and even using as a treatment mask. Skin is left thoroughly resurfaced, pores are greatly minimized, skin texture is left luminous and younger looking and the exfoliation treatment provides for fabulous absorption of treatment serums such as Specific Beauty Skin Brightening serum
or Dr. Beers other Scientific Skin product
, the five star rated Scientific Skin Brightening Serum
. This proprietary serum is formulated with skin brightening and skin perfecting ingredients found in the Swiss Alps. Scientific Skin Brightening Serum
evens out skin tone and discoloration (without hydroquinone) as well as promotes a beautiful peaches and cream complexion.
Want a great time with your best girlfriends AND end up looking absolutely stunning for him when you get back home? Here’s a unique and fun way to do just that!
Ask all your best gal pals over for a great little pre or even post Valentine’s Day party! There is however, just one little catch…no men are allowed! However, I can assure you that all the guys will be really glad you and your friends did attend. What is allowed (other than the girls)? Gossip, snacks, martinis, desserts, and most importantly…professional spa tools and devices, and beauty products.
This fun little beauty get-together will serve a few purposes…
1. You’re going to leave feeling gorgeous for your big day (or night and weeks to follow) with him.
2. You’re going to have a great and much needed and well deserved time with your friends.
3. You’re going to get to save a whole lot of money by sharing great beauty treatments, products and tools that would otherwise be quite expensive to do alone or at a medical spa. Additionally, you will benefit in the sharing of beauty tips AND by party’s end will be well versed in product knowledge and proper use of Clarisonic Mia 2, Silk’N Sensepil, Wellbox The Lipomassage Machine and actually witness and reap the benefits of each.
The party I threw for my friends was our version of the Super Bowl. It was our Super Bowl Day of Beauty while the guys were having their fun watching the game using their much needed hall-pass. After all they love their time just hanging out with the guys as well.
After a great time visiting with the girls, a glass of wine and a couple of Football shaped Ritz with gourmet cheese on top, we then kicked into our Get Gorgeous mode and dove right into doing our home spa party treatments. Let’s just say that before Madonna even stepped on stage at half time we all had gorgeous skin, looked years younger and our newly transformed bodies looked amazing! We then made the unanimous decision to join the guys at their Super Bowl party. As it turned out, the very same men who were so excited for their very own (no chicks allowed) Super Bowl day were so blown away by our new gorgeous skin and svelte new bods that they unanimously welcomed us in!
Two of my friends and I each used our own Clarisonic Mia 2 sonic cleansing devices we had recently purchased. My other two friends borrowed ours but used the new extra clarisonic brushheads I had purchased when I ordered my pink Mia 2. It’s important to have extra brushes on hand because even with proper brush-head cleaning and maintenance eventually they need to be switched out for proper efficacy. Clarisonic Mia recommends that the Clarisonic Brush Heads be replaced every two to three months.
Now here’s where our Mama Mia II Clarisonic spa party gets even better and makes even more sense. The two girls who didn’t have their own Mia Clarisonic System did have something extremely effective and valuable to share with those of us who did. This is where the whole idea goes from great fun and a good savings to a full-blown day at the spa for less than one treatment at the spa alone!
Debbie brought her Wellbox (cellulite reducing machine) and Linda brought our shared Silk’N Sensepil (laser hair removal system) unit. Each of us already had our own Silk’NSensepil cartridges from when we chose to buy the unit by sharing the cost a year before. The unit which normally costs about $500 cost us each only $100 plus the cost of an extra cartridge. Note: Now Skinstore.com offers a new Silk’N Sensepil Hair Removal Device Bonus Set which includes an extra Silk’NSensepil Cartridge for the same price. And the Wellbox-The Lipomassage Machine was the highlight of the night thanks to my BFF Debbie. All of us went home with gorgeous skin, hairless legs and a body that knocked our fellas’ socks off! Needless to say…this is going to be a great Valentine’s Day!
Clarisonic Mia 2 Cleansing System is the latest upgrade from the already brilliant Clarisonic Mia original. The newer sonic cleansing Clarisonic device is now even better offering two speeds for a more individualized and customized deep cleanse, a timer and a lengthy 2 year warranty. One of the biggest mistakes made in any skin care regimen is not using quality cleansers as well as not cleansing the face thoroughly and effectively. That’s why we insist on using our Clarisonic devices along with the best facial cleansers on the market. We used ours with Clarisonic Gentle Hydro Cleanser Duo so we could use it on most any type of skin (including sensitive) and because buying the duo pack afforded us an additional savings. Our face was cleansed, clarified, exfoliated, smoother and younger-looking in only minutes. Keep in mind that the Clarisonic System can be used with most any facial cleanser; however, it works best when used with quality cleansers such as any of the Clarisonic Cleansers or most any professional skin care line. My all-time favorite facial cleansers are from the professional brand Dermalogica. They offer many indication specific cleansers. Five star rated and reviewed Dermalogica Cleansers and Dermalogica skin care can be found at Spalook.com.
We were so lucky to get to all use the Sensepil because it’s a tad pricey (although is still certainly much more affordable than professional hair removal) for one person to buy alone. The unit is affordable in the long run and is also safe and FDA approved. In a nutshell, the Silk’N unit is effective laser hair removal at home with beautiful results that are comparable to professional laser hair removal. Sharing the unit is an ideal alternative considering the individual cartridges can be purchased separately.
Wellbox The Lipomassage Machine is brilliant for its ability to release localized fat, minimizing the appearance of unsightly cellulite and re-contouring the shape of the body. And it even comes with a Lift Treatment Head that is used on the face for an amazing noninvasive facelift!
As you can imagine this girls night out was the ultimate in “Friends with Beauty Benefits!”
Keep your hair in gorgeous shape with the ultimate in conditioning treatments. Three of my very favorites are all from the same professional brand, Frederic Fekkai
My favorite all around daily conditioner is Frederic Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Conditioner
. It’s sheer and lightweight yet adds superb moisture and a glossy shine you won’t believe.
When my hair needs tender loving care or even major repair, I always go for Frederic Fekkai Protein RX Anti Breakage Treatment Mask
. It revitalizes my hair and brings it back to life with bounce, shine and manageability. It too is light in weight and doesn’t weigh my fine hair down. This is my prescription for great hair!
For a soft, silky feeling to my hair I know that Frederic Fekkai ADVANCED Salon Technician Color Care Conditioner
is the ticket. It provides protection from the sun and from color fade. It promotes and facilitates longer lasting brilliant color and leaves your hair with a gorgeous vibrancy that will turn heads!
Most all of us have areas of imperfections on our face in which we freely use cosmetics to conceal, such as blemishes, scars, and other marks that we prefer to downplay or completely hide; However, what we often forget are all the flaws we may have on our bodies as well. When we think of the confidence we gain when we conceal our flaws on our face, couldn’t we also find comfort in that same confidence when we camouflage them from our body? The answer is an emphatic Yes!
Think of our legs alone. How many of us have a perfect pair of unflawed legs? I’m going to guess that there aren’t too many of us who do. And even the few who do could still bump one of them and end up with a big huge bruise the day before a sunny outside event in which we wanted to wear a sundress or pair of shorts but now have an unsightly bruise we’d like to conceal.
There are so many marks such as spider veins, burns, scars, stretch marks and even birth marks that perhaps we might want to hide, so why don’t we consider we actually can as an option? Perhaps we want to wear a low backed dress and suddenly realize we have that darn tattoo we got one night after a few too many drinks just may not look quite as appropriate with the dress and event as we would like. So what do we do? We hide them. And we hide them with professional body makeup from Dermablend Cosmetics
Dermablend Leg and Body Cover Natural
gets rave reviews for its facilitation of providing a flawless appearance for an astounding 16 hours. Dermablend Leg and Body Cover
comes in over a dozen natural shades to match the color of your skin tone perfectly and is extremely easy to use. Application is a breeze and the formula is lightweight and the consistency is perfect for covering any size area, whether it be small or large. The formulation makes your skin feel smooth, soft and highly comfortable all day long!
For hiding that tattoo Dermablend Concealer products have your back as well. Try Dermablend Tattoo Primer
before using your Derma Blend Leg and Body Cover. The primer provides a smoother surface for the lay down of the cover product and enhances its coverage and wear-ability. Additionally, Dermablend Tattoo Primer Shade 1
hydrates the skin and is suitable for all skin types.
When it comes to beauty…I believe in the power of hope, faith and miracles! And the reason is because of the beauty brand called Philosophy
. When I first heard about philosophy skin care years ago, I figured it was just a beauty and skin care company using cutesy words to push skin care products. And that more than likely packaging was what it was all about. But as it turned out it was actually created as a professional brand (at the medical level) and the word philosophy ended up meaning a whole range of variables as to why the products worked so well. In other words, it wasn’t just creative marketing after all. Philosophy
is a beauty and skin care brand that is like no other.
The two philosophy products
I want to share with you today are philosophy hope in a jar which comes in three sizes for your convenience 2, 4 and 6ozs and philosophy Miracle Worker Miraculous Anti-Aging Concentrate
. Philosophy Hope in a Jar
is an all-purpose, multi-tasking moisturizer that most everyone with every type of skin will absolutely love. It seriously does it all! Imagine one cream in your beauty drawer that delivers superb hydration, balances out the t-zone, promotes a healthy glow, provides for younger looking skin and works tirelessly exfoliating, nourishing, repairing and protecting the skin. Philosophy hope in a jar
does indeed do all that!Philosophy miracle worker miraculous anti-aging concentrate
is the proverbial saving grace of antiaging skin care. Living in an age of ageless beauty we all want the best to bring back our peaches and cream perfect young looking skin. Well, I’m here to tell you this might just be the product to do it. It did for me! Customer ratings are stellar for philosophy reviews and this product is right up there in the five star philosophy ratings as well!
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