Many of us already know and love Dr. Dennis Gross products. He has an amazing reputation for effective products. His latest product, Color Smart Cleanser and Mask is a completely new idea in an anti-aging cleanser. Not only does it brighten and firm with three, yes I said three, forms of vitamin c, it exfoliates with papaya enzymes and glycolic, and draws out impurities and congestion with oil-absorbing clay.
I know what you are thinking, it sounds good, but what is so smart about it? Well, two things. First, it changes color. Apply on dry skin with dry hands. It goes on a peach tone and then as you massage it in it turns a light yellow color so you can see that you have fully cleansed and exfoliated all your nooks and crannies. Genius! No more rough patches. Second, after you have cleansed and the color has turned yellow, you can leave it on for three minutes and use it as a mask 2-3 times a week. This will really drive in all those protecting antioxidants and help soften lines and wrinkles. So you get two products in one!
One SkinStore customer already loves it. She writes: “I love the way my skin feels after using this cream cleanser. It’s DRY and COLD here in New England. I leave it on for a few minutes for the vitamin C benefit. Really good stuff!” We think you will like it too.
Tip: Clay can be a little difficult to wash off. To make it a little easier massage in some water to emulsify the cleanser before doing your final rinse.
You can find this product on SkinStore.com.
Ever wish you had an esthetician at home with you to give you the perfect product recommendations as well as step-by-step instructions? Now you can have the next best thing, for free! The SkinStore.com Beauty Advisor offers a questionnaire complied by SkinStore estheticians to guide you in getting customized solutions for your specific skin care needs.
You’ll find 12 easy questions on skin concerns, lifestyle and water intake. All of these factors play a key role in choosing the perfect products for you. In just a few minutes, you’ll have information on issues you might not have considered as reasons why your skin may not look its absolute best.
You are able to save, email and/or print your results. Check out my beauty advisor at SkinStore.com today, click HERE.
And as always our estheticians are available by phone, chat and e-mail from 9 am – 9 pm EST. Let us help you be your most beautiful self!
After a long day at the office, what’s better than coming home and lighting a candle? It sets the tone for a perfect relaxing night. One of our favorites is the NEST Fragrances Votive Gift Set. Packaged in a luxurious and sophisticated soft-touch gift box, this set comes complete with six NEST Fragrances votives in all of their classic, top-selling scents, including Bamboo, Grapefruit, Moroccan Amber, Sicilian Tangerine, Lemongrass and Ginger, and Vanilla Orchid and Almond. Contains six votive candles.
Flowering Bamboo is mingled with a variety of white florals, sparkling citrus and fresh green accords.
Pink pomelo grapefruit and watery nuances are blended with lily of the valley and coriander blossom.
Moroccan Amber, 0.95oz
Moroccan amber, sweet patchouli, heliotrop and bergamot are accented with a hint of eucalyptus.
Sicilian Tangerine, 0.95oz
This juicy fragrance combines citrus notes of Sicilian Tangerine and Bergamot with tropical nuances of Passion Fruit and exotic Mango that are blended over a base of Musk and Praline.
Lemongrass and Ginger, 0.95oz
Lemongrass and ginger are combined with an herbal infusion of eucalyptus, thyme and sage
Vanilla Orchid and Almond, 0.95oz
The rich fragrance combines the warm, nutty aroma of Almond with fruity accents of Peach and Apple infused with White Orchid, the creaminess of Coconut Milk and oriental base notes of Vanilla, Amber, Musk and Patchouli.
Want to look radiant and bright for upcoming holiday parties? Here are a few of our favorite ways to boost your radiance!
Add a few drops of this serum under your moisturizer and foundation and it will make you look like you are always standing in the perfect lighting. We love Orico London Transcend Marine Radiance Serum. It also deeply hydrates the skin and we all need that. Tighter skin and diminished wrinkles are also huge benefits. Orico London is brand new to SkinStore. Certified Organic ingredients and essential oils make this a winner for our naturalists.
An extra 10 minutes is all it takes to brighten dull skin, recover and nourish distressed skin, reduce redness and soften skin. Alchimie Forever Kantic Brightening Moisture Mask is a staple for any pre-event regimen. This staff favorite will not disappoint. You will get a more hydrated, glowing complexion in just 10 minutes. Now that’s what we call quality time!
So we all know that exfoliation helps get that top layer of dull, dead skin off revealing the younger, plumper skin cells right?! Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel /2 Steps is the fastest, easiest way to get holiday ready. If you haven’t “peeled” before, don’t let the word scare you. There won’t be any redness, flaking or down-time with these pre-soaked pads. Just swipe Step 1, the peel, over your face, leave on two minutes and swipe Step 2, the neutralizer, right over the top and viola! You are now ready for a mask and/or serum. These handy wipes are even safe for sensitive skin and those with rosacea. If you have more tolerant skin, they come in an Extra Strength formula as well. If you are using them for this first time, we recommend trying them a week ahead of a big event, just to make sure you have no reaction. You don’t want to be Rudolph at the holiday party!
In review, if you wanted to do all three of these steps, the correct order would be (after cleansing): 1) Peel or exfoliate, 2) Mask, 3) Serum followed with your favorite make-up. Heck, it’s the holidays use a little shimmer and make things bright!
You can find all of these amazing products on SkinStore.com!
We all know how pumpkin can be delicious and even nutritious. But did you know that pumpkin can have amazing benefits for your skin? This fall-favorite is chocked full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants. It has anti-inflammatory properties for sensitive skin and is super hydrating. Who couldn’t use a little health boost for their skin? Here are some great products that offer this super food:
With The fragrance of pumpkin pie and the benefits of better skin, PCA Skin Nutrient Toner will help exfoliate your skin, tighten pores and remove dead skin cells. Richly infused with pumpkin wine, this toner is great for dull or uneven skin that has some buildup. It’s also hydrating and nourishing throughout the day. Toner may be optional in a skin care routine; however you won’t to skip this yummy one!
ARCONA’s Night Worker replenishes while you sleep. This lightweight treatment will brighten, hydrate, and strengthen the skin’s immune response. It’s a perfect pick-me-up to get your skin’s glow back that can be naturally lost in cooler temperatures. Packed with pumpkin and peach this renewing hydrator smells like a vacation for your skin.
Rough or pigmented skin got you down? Peter Thomas Roth Clinical Peel and Reveal Dermal Resurfacer is not for the faint of heart. This powerful treatment will soften and resurface the toughest of skin. Using a gommage or “triple-duty exfoliant” will give you the strongest exfoliation you can get without paying for a professional treatment. This amazing product will help soften fine lines and wrinkles, decongest skin and leave you dramatically rejuvenated.
Keep your skin glowing and beautiful in every season!
What do you get when you combine a hair styling product with a perfume? HEAVEN! Frederic Fekkai has just introduced a new line of hair perfumes that pull double duty as a styling product by also preventing static and adding shine. Inspired scents from his Full Blown Volume Collection, PrX Reparatives Collection and Technician Color Care Collection. There is a fragrance that will suit any person or mood. Fekkai even put together a handy little kit Frederic Fekkai Hair Perfume Collection with all 3 perfumes in small travel friendly mists. This kit is a great way to find your favorite scent so you can purchase the larger 1.7 ounce size for home. This would make a great gift for anyone and priced affordably. The Citron et Menthe is a fresh scent that is “crafted with crisp mint and bright citron notes”. The Creme Vanillee is a warmer scent that has “undertones of luscious cream, it gives hair a seductive touch of exotic, sweet scent” and the Rose Fraiche is a romantic scent with “fresh rose notes, it gives hair a seductive touch of floral”. That fact that these fragrances don’t dry out hair and add shine makes it the perfect product to add to your hair care regimen.
You can find the products mentioned on SkinStore.com.
Want shiny, smooth, frizz-free hair? You can get it with Alterna BAMBOO Smooth Kendi Oil Dry Mist. This weightless mist is not only great for strengthening your hair with nutrients; its organic ingredients reverse damage and extend the life of a blow-out. Brilliant!
Its wonderful, light fragrance makes it easy to spray in liberally and it can be used on damp hair as a leave-in treatment or on dry hair to boost shine. This product is made for fine-to normal hair so if you have medium to thick hair you’ll want to use Alterna BAMBOO Smooth Kendi Oil Pure Treatment. Both formulas offer color hold protection and humidity resistance.
After reading some pretty amazing reviews, I decided that I had to try it for myself. Boy, I am I glad I did! I saw a noticeable improvement with my very first use. You’ll love having “Hair Confidence” in any situation with this little winner.
You can find these amazing products on SkinStore.com.
We can all agree that tanned skin gives you a healthy glow. In fact it makes you look a little more lean and toned too. Whether you are a tanning connoisseur or have resigned yourself to being on the fairer side, there is a self-tanning product for you!
The easiest are tan towels. They look like large wet naps. They come in different sizes. They have ones just for the face, a half body towel, and a full size body towel. Facial tan towels are great for a pick-me-up to look smashing for an event. Half body towels are great maintenance towels to keep up your tan. Full body towels are great to start with to get the all-over glow. Just rub these babies in circular motions all over your body. Have someone help you with your back. You will see an instant shine that will deepen in a few hours. The brand called Tan Towel makes a 3-in1 towel that exfoliates, tans and moisturizes in one. These are designed to give you a deep tan, but you can control it. If you want to just get rid of the blinding white light coming from your skin, like me, just use it a few times. My favorite tan towels are Kate Somerville Somerville360 Body Self Tanning Towelettes they come in a 2-pack or an 8-pack. Quick and easy. Just takes a few minutes to dry and won’t transfer on your clothes.
Tanning Gel, Mousse, or Cream are all no-drip options that will help you tap into your inner bronze goddess. These all work basically the same. Massage in until completely absorbed. Layer another coat every few hours until you are the shade you desire. Some come with a mitt, which is helpful to avoid tanned palms. Hampton Sun Sunless Tanning Gel is rated 5 stars out of 5 by our customers. This will leave your skin smooth with no lingering scent. Want a dark, long-lasting tan?
Fake Bake Self-Tanning Mousse is your answer. Fake bake has been a long-time leader in the self-tanning market. For a glow on the goSothys Soins Soleil Cellu-Guard Self Tanning Cream is my pick. With just a hint of shimmer, this cream really moisturizes and gives you a radiant look.
And last but not least, for an instant, just came from the beach appearance, you want Tan Spray! These are best applied while you are outside or in a dry shower. Simply shake and spray in small circles to get even, all-over coverage. Rodial’s Brazilian Tan Airbrush is sure to make you over in a seconds,
Boots No7 Perfectly Bronzed Quick Dry 360 Airbrush comes in two colors – light-to-medium for fair skin or a splash of color and medium-to-dark for darker complexions or an intense tan.
Exfoliate and moisturize your skin before applying tanning products. This will help your tan go on better and last longer.
Use sparingly on elbows, knees (front and back) and ankles. It takes less product to shade these areas.
Don’t forget to tan the areas that will make your tan look natural. If you tan your face, don’t forget your ears. If you tan your legs, don’t forget your feet and especially that easy-to-miss achilles heel.
Best of all, go have fun!
Have you ever heard the saying “Work Smarter not Harder”? Well that even applies with taking care of your skin. Adding sun protection factor (SPF) to your regimen can help prevent new dark spots from forming, keep existing dark spots from getting even darker and minimize the risk of skin cancer. Here are a few of my favorite multi-taskers!
Let’s face it, most of us don’t drink enough water, Dehydration shows in our skin too, leaving it dull and sometimes with a grayish cast. Unless you’re in an Addams Family beauty pageant, this isn’t a good look. Avene Hydrance Optimale SPF 25 Hydrating Cream is a great addition to your routine because you get three, count them: one, two, three, great benefits. You work on hydrating skin with the moisture it needs from good-for-you oils, bind water to your skin for re-hydration and the protection of SPF. The entire Avene Line is made with mineral spring water that comes from the south of France. Minerals are very healing to the skin.
Darks spots got you down? Brighten up with Kate Somerville IllumiKate CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 50. CC stands for color correction and that’s what you will get in this time-saver. It will act as your treatment by lightening discolorations over time, your tinted primer or you can even use it as a light foundation. Most importantly you get Broad Spectrum UV protection with the SPF 50. With this one tube you get four skin-loving perks: color coverage, brightening, moisture and our favorite preventative ingredient: SPF!
Let’s not forget the smallest parts of our beautiful faces – the eyes. You can take special care of them with Murad Essential-C Eye Cream SPF 15. Protect with SPF, build collagen and brighten with the Vitamin C and light diffusers all while deeply hydrating that delicate eye area. Plus, if that wasn’t enough, the Essential C line from Murad has such a fresh, orange fragrance that really makes you feel good.
As women, we are multi-takers and nurturers by nature. We can use our skills to benefit ourselves. We’re sooo worth it!
You can find these great products on SkinStore.com!
We’re very happy to welcome one of our newest members to the SkinStore family, Tammy Fender Holistic Skin Care! Their 100% botanical formulas are crafted to enrich, purify and protect skin. The results are deeply healing, ultra-nourishing, all-natural blends that work on the cellular level to bring skin into perfect balance.
I was lucky enough to sample one of her star products, Tammy Fender Care Cleansing Milk. I will admit I’m picky about my cleansers. This cleansing milk is not only light in texture, it has a wonderful lavender aroma. I was instantly hooked. It left my skin feeling clean and not tight. Like skin should feel, balanced.
Every product in this collection reflects passion for the ancient tradition of holistic medicine, and each is designed to promote wellness not only on physical plane, but also on the emotional and spiritual levels, taking into account the person as a whole. When using these carefully crafted, purely refined products, the natural outcome of finding true balance is healthy, glowing skin!
You can find these amazing products on SkinStore.com!