Must I Mask, You Ask?

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Do you feel that your skin has lost its radiance? Do you cleanse, hydrate, and protect your skin yet your skin lacks luster and is dull? Regular cleansing will remove surface dirt and makeup, but using a facial mask regularly can make a huge difference in how your skin feels, looks, and acts. In fact, only a facial mask will replenish moisture, draw out impurities, exfoliate, and unclog pores, among many other benefits. Masks help other products work more effectively by allowing deeper penetration. Masks will stimulate blood circulation and leave your skin feeling smoother and softer.

Of course, the benefits will vary depending on the type of mask that is used. Masks can target conditions or have general benefits. Gel masks target dehydration, soothe, and plump the skin. Oatmeal masks target sensitivity, hydration, and reactivity. Clay masks target congestion, deep pore cleansing, and oil production. Cream based masks are moisturizing and plump up normal to dry skin types. Brightening masks target hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone. To find which is best for you, you’ll need to know what type of skin you have and what you want to target. For example, combination skin may need a more balancing gel mask.

A customer favorite, Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask, is great for all skin types and conditions. It is hydrating, calming, detoxifying, and refreshing. It can be used under the eye to target puffiness. It contains aloe vera, cucumber, and chamomile which are healing and hydrating. It contains enzymes for exfoliation from papaya and pineapple. Brightening and lightening agents like orange, lemon, & sugar cane extract.

Generally, masks should be used 1-3 times per week.  They will usually remain on the skin for 10 minutes and then rinse. Please refer to manufacturer instruction.

Face masks are very therapeutic. If the mask is infused with aromatic essential oils like mint and rosemary, it can lift your spirit by stimulating your senses. Using a face mask should be treated as a luxury.  Set aside a bit of “me” time when you decide to give yourself a mask. Draw a bath, light some candles and celebrate your experience. Relax the body, mind, and soul. Plus, it will leave you with fabulous looking skin.

Facial masks can be applied where you need it. For example, combination skin with an oily t-zone can use a mud based mask for the t-zone and a hydrating mask everywhere else. You have the ability to have treatment control and target for your specific needs.

A facial mask takes your basic skin care routine to a new level of efficiency, enjoyment, and relaxation.

You can find a variety of masks to fit your specific concerns on SkinStore.com.




Elemental Herbology Cell Food Facial Serum [GIVEAWAY]

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Just like you would fuel youElemental Herbology Cell Food Facial Serumr car, your skin needs fuel to function as well. Elemental Herbology developed Cell Food Facial Serum  which is just what your skin is craving. It’s packed with powerful proteins, vitamins and antioxidants to give your skin the healthy boost it needs. Kombuchka, fermented sweet black tea, is used to exfoliate the skin and improve skin texture. Squalene is used to deeply hydrate the skin without leaving a greasy feel and soothing Aloe Vera and Rose Damask to calm and soothe even the most irritated skin. Simply apply a few drops to your face, neck and décolleté twice a day and follow with your favorite moisturizer for a healthy glow both inside and out!

Sounds amazing, right?! We are excited to announce that we are giving away 10 of the Elemental Herbology Cell Food Facial Serum! Click HERE to enter our Facebook Giveaway. You can find this product on SkinStore.com.



Acne Fighting Favorite

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Are you lookinLa Roche Posay Effaclar Dermatological Acne Systemg for a one stop shop that will help to alleviate your acne woes? I have the solution! La Roche Posay Effaclar Dermatological Acne System is the best acne system out right now and is reasonably priced.

The following items are included in the kit:

-Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser, 3.4oz

This is a great cleanser that is targeted to help stop breakouts at the pores. This gel cleanser is not harsh or drying, it helps to remove all impurities that blocks the pores causing blemishes. This cleanser is tested to remove surface oils by 47% and it assists the skin in producing less oil throughout the course of the day.

-Effaclar Clarifying Solution, 3.4oz

This item helps to clean out the pores of debris and oils by gently exfoliating and retexturizing the skin. The glycolic acid helps to keep the pores clear. It is oil-free, fragrance-free and paraben-free.

-Effaclar Duo, 0.7oz

This treatment for acne prone skin penetrates deep into clogged pores to eliminate blackheads and whiteheads. Utilizing 5.5% Benzoyl Peroxide with 0.4% LHA, this treatment helps to reduce inflammation caused by acne while providing skin exfoliation.

This acne fighting kit retails for the low price of $29.99. As you can see it is power packed with some of La Roche Posay most effective products to treat acne. This kit can be purchased on SkinStore.com.



Illuminare Mineral Foundation

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There is this little known mineral makeup brand that is truly unique. The Illuminare Mineral Foundation line sets themselves apart Illuminare Moisturizing Mineral Foundationfrom all the others. We offer all three liquid foundation finishes on our site in: moisturizing, mattifying and concealing finish. The Moisturizing Mineral Foundation has a light to medium coverage that is luminous and it allows your natural glow to show through. The Mattifying Mineral Foundation is great for oily skin types. This foundation is oil-absorbing and will not rub or sweat off with a medium coverage. And the Concealing Mineral Foundation is a full coverage foundation that may also be used as a concealer. It is oil-free and has a semi-matte finish. All three finishes contain a natural non-chemical SPF and are free of all oils, fragrance, artificial dyes and gluten. The truly amazing part of this makeup line is how wonderful your skin looks. It gives such a natural no-makeup look to your skin while providing coverage. This stuff is amazing, Enjoy!



Our Top Retinol Picks

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Top Retinols1. SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.5 – Retinol 0.5 contains .5% pure retinol and is enhanced with the latest stabilization and delivery technologies to provide maximum efficacy. Recommended for more sensitive skin or to help condition skin not acclimated to retinoids as a prerequisite to SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0. Our retinol products help stimulate cell regeneration and build collagen to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots from both photo- and intrinsic- aging. Additionally, they help minimize the appearance of pore size, while correcting blemishes and blotchiness often associated with problematic skin. Also available: SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0

2. SkinMedica Retinol Complex 0.5 – This exclusive Retinol formula is encapsulated with an antioxidant complex, enhancing skin texture and minimizing irritation. This formula is appropriate for all skin types pre-conditioned by using Retinol Complex .25 or another retinoid product. Also available: SkinMedica Retinol Complex 1.0

3. ARCONA Vitamin A Complex -This synergistic formulation stimulates collagen and elastin growth to reverse the signs of aging, sun damage and problem skin. Diminishes sun damage and hyperpigmentation with a Glycolic Acid complex.

4. Topix Replenix All Trans Retinol Smoothing Serum 5X – This serum assists in achieving smoother, firmer and more evenly toned skin. This Retinol based formulation helps achieve more radiant looking skin while delivering the skin enhancing benefits of Green Tea Polyphenols. Also available: Topix Replenix All Trans Retinol Smoothing Serum 2X, Topix Replenix All Trans Retinol Smoothing Serum 3X, Topix Replenix All Trans Retinol Smoothing Serum 10x.

5. PCA SKIN Retinol Renewal – This potent corrective serum features a unique blend of stabilized retinol and phyto-retinol that provides numerous age controlling benefits. This product replenishes vital moisture-binding components and provides superior antioxidant action to help achieve healthy, youthful skin. This product is recommended for dry or sensitive skin.

6. CosMedix Refine – Refine restores life to environmentally damaged skin to reduce signs of premature aging and improve skin texture and tone. This potent, chirally correct refinishing treatment combines 4% of CosMedix’s proprietary retinol complex with key amino acids and powerful moisturizers to help stimulate collagen production without irritating or drying out the skin.

 

 



bareMinerals: The Full Reveal

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bareMinerals Nude Beach- The Full RevealAre you on the hunt for great neutral shades? Do you prefer makeup that has healthy benefits for the skin and looks great on the face? Now, what if you can have it all at a great price? BareMinerals Nude Beach – The Full Reveal Kit is the perfect choice. Experience a full wardrobe of neutral shades with a touch of shimmer for the face, all inspired by the alluring Nude Beach Eye color. Now there’s more to love with monochromatic and complementary shades for softly buffed neutral lids, ethereally lit cheeks and luscious mauve lips—all packed in a chic cosmetic bag. This romantic kit is for every skin type.

The kit includes the following:

– Nude Beach Eyecolor (Light warm sand), .02oz Silky, light-as-air 100% pure bareMinerals provides seamless blendability, giving you the gentlest, purest eye color.

-In the Nude Eyecolor (subtle bronze smolder), .02oz Silky, light-as-air 100% pure bareMinerals provides seamless blendability, giving you the gentlest, purest eye color.

-Lasting Line™ Long-Wearing Eyeliner in Lasting Brown, .012oz This twist-up pencil glides on a precise line for maximum color intensity.

-bareMinerals READY® Luminizer The Awakening (soft ethereal light), .3oz Enhances your complexion with a radiant, lit-from-within glow.

-Marvelous Moxie® Lipstick in Break Away (luscious mauve), .05oz Creamy, super-saturated, ultra-pigmented color glides on like butter.

-Shimmer Glaze™ Lip Topcoat in Diamond Glaze, .07oz This sheer lip topcoat instantly transforms existing lip color.

Here is the best part! The kit is a $95.00 USD value, but for a limited time it’s $49.00 USD! Each product comes out to approximately $8.17 USD each. That’s a huge savings compared to their actual retail cost. With spring and summer at our door step, this kit will go a long way. It’s an easy transition from day to night, has complimentary colors for every skin type and is exclusively found here at SkinStore.



Spring into Mother’s Day and Say Goodbye to Acne with Belli Skincare

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PUT YOUR BEST FACE FORWARD WITH OUR ANTI-BLEMISH BASICS

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and whether you are a new mom or an expectant one, a little paBelli Anti-Blemish Basicsmpering goes a long way.

So, why not spoil yourself from with our Anti-Blemish Basics. This specialty two piece set contains a dynamic duo of Belli® skin care products that will STOP acne blemishes in their tracks without the use of salicylic acid, glycolic acid or benzoyle peroxide–common acne fighting ingredients that should be avoided during pregnancy. Cleanse your skin daily with our Anti-Blemish Facial Wash which features lactic acid to gently exfoliate acne-prone skin without over drying. Next follow with our Acne Control Spot Treatment that contains sulfur to clear acne blemishes and helps prevent new breakouts.

Belli®skin care is Picky For A Purpose to protect and pamper your delicate skin without known harmful chemicals, so that you can enjoy peace of mind during any stage of your life: pregnancy, motherhood and beyond. The ingredients in Belli® products are selected based upon extensive review of published medical studies.

Every Belli® product is allergy tested, free of artificial dyes or fragrances, phthalates and paraben preservatives. For pregnancy and motherhood, Belli® even follows a unique safety screening process to avoid ingredients with known links to birth defects or harmful effects while breastfeeding.

Don’t forget to take advantage of Belli’s free gift in April. Receive a Sheer Comfort Lip Balm with a purchase of $75 or more (offer while supplies last).

You can find the products mentioned on SkinStore.com.



Feel Fresh with the Zents Natural Fragrance Kit

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Zents Fragrance KitIf you are extremely sensitive to scents and suffer from migraines at one whiff of a potent fragrance, you can rest assured that Zents will not cause pain or overwhelm your senses.

Born out of a true story of healing, the founder of Zents was in a tragic car accident leaving him without the sense of smell. After doctors told him they couldn’t do anything more for him he went on a holistic journey to wellness and regained his ability to smell. Highly concentrated, synthetic fragrances that once were a mere annoyance, now triggered migraines. Thus, Zents was born. Combining the words Zen and Scents, the founder created a line of fragrances with no synthetics, parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, petroleum and dyes. In the Zents Eau de Toilette Sample Set, you can layer or mix and match with no fear.   There is something for everyone in this kit. From earthy to fresh and fruity to floral you will be sure to find a few that you love within the ten clean scents. Once you find your favorite, you will be happy to know that these aromas also come in lotions, concretas (solid fragrance) and oil concentrates in rollerball bottles. Ooh la la!

You can find this product on SkinStore.com.



The New Age of Oils: Triple C Peptide Firming Oil

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If you haven’t jumped on the oil bandwagon, there has never been a better time to try one. After what seems to be the never ending Triple C Peptide Firming Oil winter, your skin is likely dehydrated, weak and badly in need of hydration. Weather aside–age, stress or environmental factors could also be contributing to skin woes. Enter Dr. Dennis Gross’ newest scientific cocktail, Triple C Peptide Firming Oil.

This complexion-brightening, skin-strengthening oil is anti-aging and intensely hydrating. It combines three forms of vitamin C which provides a surge of antioxidants to skin, annihilates free radicals, and strengthens skin’s building blocks. The result? Dry, dull skin is quenched, renewed, fortified and transformed. Unveil fresher, firmer, more radiant skin that truly defies your age.

What makes this product so unique?

-Innovative technology infuses water- and lipid-based anti-aging actives in a nutrient rich oil designed to rebuild collagen and communicate between cells to help skin repair and protect itself.

-Bio-identical actives including squalane, phospholipids, and ceramides replenish skin’s surface layer and restore its natural moisture barrier to prevent water loss and environmental damage – leaving skin plump, supple, and silky.

-Essential fatty acids, 17 nutrient-rich botanicals, and vitamins D & K breathe life into dry, nutrient depleted skin while enhancing elasticity for a radiant complexion that instantly snaps back into shape.

Application: Shake well. Apply 2-3 drops, more if needed, AM &/or PM. Gently massage into face, neck & décolleté.

You can find this product on SkinStore.com.

 



Infuse Your Skin With Warmth

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Are you looking for a face product that will give you a sun kissed golden glow? Well Bare Minerals warmth All Over face powder is bareMinerals Warmth All Over Face Colorthe perfect item. This light weight powder is non-comedogenic and can be used in your foundation as a boost or worn by itself for a sheer wash of a golden complexion. Warmth All-Over Face Color is an all-year-round complexion booster that infuses radiant light into your skin so it looks like it’s coming from within. It’s versatile, universal, adjustable, and is 100% pure crushed minerals from the earth. It glides onto the skin like silk, leaving you with a natural, velvety warm finish; because of this using a primer before is optional. So if you’re looking to boost your tan, create a golden glow, or get a light wash of color bareMinerals Warmth All Over Face Color is the item for you year-round.

 

You can find this product on SkinStore.com.




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