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Promoting Inner Health & Beauty! Supplements!

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Daylight savings time has begun and that warmer weather is right around the corner. Now is the time to kick it into overdrive and shape up your body and skin. All of us could use a little more energy, burn a few more calories, detoxify our bodies and promote skin health from within.

Here are some great products SkinStore carries that can help you achieve these goals:

1. Murad Pure Skin Clarifying Dietary Supplement – Don’t let a bad complexion keep you from social activities. Reduce breakouts from the inside by 55% in six weeks with this scientifically proven complex.
2. Jan Marini C-ESTAMINS – Promote healthy skin, minimize the appearance of aging and sun damage and keep them guessing at your age. C-ESTAMINS are an advanced and comprehensive anti-aging nutritional supplement.
3. Rodial Crash Diet Smoothie – A tasty banana and strawberry flavored protein  shake that replaces 1-2 meals meal a day. 70 calories per serving with 70% daily proteins. Reduce your caloric intake and shed some unwanted pounds!
4. Perricone MD Omega 3 Dietary Supplement – This is the one you’ve heard about and seen on numerous television shows! Dr. Nicholas Perricone, M.D. recommends a diet rich in Omega-3 to reduce inflammatory compounds, suppress appetite, boost metabolism and help burn stored fat!
5. Thalgo Ocea Perfect – Ocea Perfect contains ingredients including spirulina, marine magnesium, B6, organic sulfur all of which help promote nail and hair strength and vitality!

Please note: As with any internal supplement or weight loss product, always be sure consult your physician before starting any supplement or program!

What are your plans this season for promoting inner health and beauty with the aid of supplements from SkinStore.com? Let us know on our Facebook page!

Don’t forget to enter our Sundari Giveaway! Enter here. Event ends 4/25/11.


Men’s Skin Care Favorites

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Men are getting savvier with their skin care. That means they’re paying attention to what they’re using on their skin… no more bar soap! Here are some suggestions on my personal favorite picks of skin care products to address men’s unique skin care and grooming needs!

  1. ZIRH Clean- I can’t rave enough about this product.  Less than a quarter size in the palm of my hand works to a thick rich lather, providing a deep tingling facial cleansing without over drying my skin!
  2. SkinCeuticals Revitalizing Toner- Excellent to mist on your face and neck after cleansing to help balance your skin’s PH level without any alcohol to cause burning.
  3. The Art of Shaving Cream Sandalwood- This luxurious shaving cream has the rich thick consistency of a whipped balm and provides superior protection against irritation and razor burn.
  4. The Art of Shaving After Shave Balm- Soft smooth after shave balm that nourishes the skin with grape seed, shea extracts and Vitamin C.  This product has a very mild fragrance and absorb quickly into your freshly shaven smooth skin!
  5. 5. Ole Henriksen Truth Revealed Super Crème-  An excellent anti aging moisturizer with SPF 15 helps to brighten, lighten and tighten your skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  Assists in firming your skin and promoting an overall healthy glow!
  6. Jack Black Dragon Ice Relief and Recovery Balm- After a hard day’s work relax and relieve your muscle pain and joint inflammation with this rich balm containing 2.2% menthol as the active ingredient.

What are your favorite men’s skin care products? Share your comments below or on our Facebook page!

Don’t forget to enter our Sundari Giveaway! Enter here. Event ends 4/25/11.


Sundari Giveaway

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We are proud to announce our latest giveaway! We have partnered with Sundari for the Supple Squeeze Travel Kit Giveaway. Now through April  25, you can enter to win 1 of 15 Sundari Supple Squeeze with Omega 3 Travel Kits. ($85 value)

Entering the giveaway is simple. All you have to do is take the Dosha test to find out what your Dosha type is, then enter the givaway!

Click the button below to get started.


Top 5 Beauty Tips From Mom – Fact or Fiction?!

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1. “Never pop a zit, it will cause a scar and get infected – FACT.  By popping a zit you may end up forcing pus (thick yellow fluid) out of your pore. The problem is that this can cause a tear in the skin leaving you more susceptible to infection. The other risk is that while popping a zit you may end up forcing the fluid downward and inward, further spreading infection and causing more breakouts at a deeper level.
2.) “Don’t tweeze your eyebrows in the opposite direction”; it will cause your brows to grow back in the wrong direction” – FICTION. Eyebrow hairs should always be tweezed in the direction of the hair growth. Tweezing in the direction of the hair growth will maximize your results in removing not just the hair shaft but also the root! Tweezing against the direction of hair growth only lessens effectiveness.
3.) “Never shave your facial hair off; it will cause thicker hair to grow” - FICTION. Shaving facial gives the tip of the hair a more coarse prickly feeling especially when the hair grows back above the surface of the skin. Shaving however will NOT stimulate hair growth. If this was true, all balding men who shave their heads would suddenly have hair growth! Excess facial hair growth for women is usually related to a hormonal imbalance. While shaving may be quick and easy, stubble quickly returns and can leave that 5 O’Clock shadow. Instead consider waxing, cream depilatories, or laser removal.
4.) “Wearing make up causes bad skin” – Could be FACT, could be FICTION. Bad skin is not caused by wearing makeup. Skin issues such as wrinkles, scaling, redness, sun spotting, and overall poor skin condition are usually caused by environmental factors and lack of skin care regimen. However a combination of too much makeup and poor quality makeup can lead to clogged pores and break outs. Try to avoid liquid or cream foundations with mineral oil. Instead try mineral based or water-based foundations or foundations that say “non-comedogenic”.
5.) “Polishing your nails is bad for them and it will make them yellow” – FICTION. Applying polish and clear coat to your nails can help to strengthen your nails and prevent problems such as cracking, chipping or peeling. It is a good idea though from time to time to give your nails a break. Remove all base coats, polish and topcoats and give your nails a day or two to relax and breathe. Some polishes especially dark red polishes have a tendency to stain the top layers of the nail giving them a yellow appearance. While this can be frustrating it is easily remedied by removing all polish with an acetone based polish remover. Use a 3 way nail buffer to remove any surface ridges, smooth out the nail and then buff it back to a shine, follow with cuticle oil. Doing so should remove any of the yellow staining left behind by red polish. Try our SPARITUAL nail line- it’s vegan and free of chemicals!

Do you have any fact/fiction tips from mom? Do share! We’d love to know.

You could win a Perricone MD Cold Plasma! Enter our latest giveaway now! Enter here. Event ends on 4/4/2011.


Green for St. Patrick’s Day

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Sporting green this St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t have to be limited to the usual green clothes, pins, nail polish, makeup etc.  Think beyond the box and “Go Green” this March with some of SkinStore’s natural product lines.

With SkinStore “Natural” means the product meets our natural beauty standards with a high concentration of quality natural botanicals while keeping harsh chemicals to a minimum!

Here are some top suggestions on a few green products from our “Natural” brands:

  1. Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive – A wonderful and effective yet gentle peel for sensitive skin.  Made with certified organic apple, lemon, grape juices and raw cane sugar.
  2. ARCONA Youth Serum – A powerful anti aging 20% Vitamin C serum that helps to prevent photo aging, fine lines and loss of elasticity as well as stimulate collagen growth!
  3. Pevonia Combination Skin Cleanser – Creamy but lightweight cleanser designed to gently but thoroughly cleanse your skin with safflower seed oil, grapefruit peel oil, rosemary and lemon extract!
  4. Thalgo Marine Toner with Organic Orange Blossom – Restore the pH Balance to your skin with the marine based toner using green algae, olive leaf extract and orange flower water.
  5. Caudalie Vine Body Butter – Nourish your entire body with this deeply hydrating body butter that contains grape seed butter, omega 6, vitamin e, and shea butter.

What are your favorite green or natural products? Rate a product online or leave us some feedback on our Facebook page!

And don’t forgot to enter into our GIVEAWAY! Going on on our Facebook page, right now!


Perricone MD Cold Plasma Giveaway

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We are so excited to announce our latest giveaway! We have partnered with Perricone MD to giveaway Perricone MD Cold Plasmas to five lucky winners. Cold Plasma is a revolutionary anti-aging product that addresses 10 visible signs of aging in one product. To enter the giveaway, just click below and you’ll be taken to the entry pages!

Event ends on 4/4/2011.


Hot Hair: Salt & Pepper

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Years ago when ladies hair would begin to show signs of gray it meant running to the beauty parlor for a discrete coloring service. And years ago when gentlemen began sporting gray it was usually accompanied by balding and bad combovers. (Not the image most of us want to be remembered by!)

Those days are definitely gone!  Bold male actors such as Sean Connery, Richard Gere, Pierce Brosnan and George Clooney set the trend early on by making that salt and pepper gray something dashing and debonair.  More recently a newer era of actors beginning to sport the look include Eric Dane, Ben Affleck, Matt LeBlanc and even Brad Pitt!

Actresses Jamie Lee Curtis, Helen Mirren, Blythe Danner, celebrity chef Paula Dean and even singer Pink have all set the new standard for ladies. Silver is sassy and sexy instead of old and tired!

While some may have to make a visit to the hairstylist to get those seductive silver tones, others may have that touch of gray naturally.  But how do you ensure your gray is well cared for and nice and silvery, instead of a dull yellowy gray?

We recommend the following hair care products to help highlight your white, silver or gray hair and provide shine and brilliance.

Klorane Silver Highlights Shampoo with Centaury Extract helps highlight white, silver or gray hair and provides lasting radiance!

Rene Furterer Okara Mild Silver Shampoo repairs, nourishes and protects hair; enhances silver highlights and dramatically helps to improve the texture of gray and white hair!

Phyto Phytargent Brightening Shampoo for Gray and White Hair restores luster, shine and makes gray and white hair softer and easier to manage!

Watch out bottle blondes, sassy silvers are here to stay!

Don’t miss out on our latest giveaway! We are giving away 15 Juice Beauty Green Apple Peels. Enter HERE! Event ends 3/14/2011.


Academy Awards Glamour on a Budget

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With the 83rd Academy Awards airing soon, we will see how fabulous the actors and actresses look as they walk down that glamorous red carpet. Most of them will have flawless, radiant skin that shows no signs of sun damage, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles or sagging skin. Not to mention luscious hair to die for!

Many of you have a special event coming up soon (spring weddings are right around the corner) and need to look fabulously youthful and radiant. How can you achieve all of this without going in for expensive chemical peels, microdermabrasion, injections or surgery?

Here are my “TOP PICKS” for products that will help you achieve a more youthful radiant appearance for your upcoming special event:

  • Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser- This foaming cleanser provides deep cleansing with powerful antioxidants and helps to stimulate collagen synthesis while soothing the skin.
  • Alchimie Forever Excimer Plus Gentle Antioxidant Refining Scrub- A refreshingly creamy exfoliant with cranberry and jojoba beads to exfoliate dead skin cells, reveal fresh skin, calm inflammation and hydrate.
  • Yonka Lotion PS Toner- Helps to normalize PH Levels in your skin with botanical oil extracts that help to soothe and bind moisture to your skin.
  • Goldfaden Instant Face Lift- Apply 2-3 drops of this serum to your face to help tighten, smooth and lift skin for up to eight hours. It helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and has cumulative results, too.
  • Pevonia Timeless Cream- This moisturizer uses caviar extract, pearl, alpha lipoic acid, and retinol to repair and tighten the skin, relax and smooth wrinkles while providing superior hydration!

The best news of all is the above skin care products meet our natural beauty standards with a high concentration of quality natural botanicals while keeping harsh chemicals to a minimum!

I also recommend the following products to maximize your hair volume and shine:

Now go work your own red carpet and look fabulous doing it! You’ve earned it!

And share with us who your favorite star on this year’s runway is! AND don’t forget to checkout our GIVEAWAY! It’s going on right now! So visit our Facebook page to enter!


Dry Winter Skin Therapy

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Winter weather has taken a toll on our skin. The winter cold and indoor heat are leaving our skin chapped and much drier than normal. We’ve forgotten what it’s like to have dewy, soft and supple skin by the end of February.

I myself tend to have dry skin on a regular basis, and especially in the winter, and I’ve tried a variety of products to keep my skin soft. Here are my two top choices for deep hydration that I love! Both hydrate without that oily greasy residue left by most lotions and creams.

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Balm in a 1.7oz pump for $32.00! This balm has a rich, thick texture and makes an excellent day or night moisturizer. This can also be used as a hydrating mask for those in need of a once or twice a week treatment. All the power of Vichy Thermal Spa Water rich with 50mg of minerals are packed into this formula!

Kinerase Pro Therapy Ultra Rich Night Repair in a 1.7oz pump for $149.00. This creamy balm is an excellent night repair cream that helps to rehydrate, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and helps to repair sun damage. If your skin is very dry (like mine) you can use it in the morning and evening. It absorbs easily and leaves skin feeling soft and smooth!

Both of these products can help to protect your skin to keep it soft, smooth and supple- keep your friends guessing! Tell us what your favorite winter time product is ~ we’d love to know!

Wanna win a Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel? Enter our giveaway now! Event ends 3/14/11.


Caudalie Giveaway

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We are proud to announce our latest giveaway! We have partnered with Caudalie to bring you our VINE BODY BUTTER giveaway! Starting today, we are giving away 5 Caudalie Vine Body Butters per week thru February 21st! If you didn’t already know… The NEW Caudalie Vine Body Butter is perfect for anyone wanting an ultra nourishing, repairing and luxurious treatment! This hydrating body moisturizer, enriched with nourishing Grape Seed Butter, is rich in Omega 6, Vitamin E, minerals and proteins. Also, it smells amazing! Entering the giveaway is super easy – just click below!

UPDATE: Congratulations to our winners! Jenni H. from AR, Ann-Marie W. from VA, William S. from NJ, Lorraine R. from NV, Diane C. from TX, Kellie M. from WA, Janie K. from FL, Danielle A. from PA, Tracy F. from IN and Erica B. from MI. Be sure to check your email to claim your prize.

Giveaway starts on February 8, 2011 and ends on February 21, 2011.
For complete giveaway rules please click here.



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