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Quick Tip: The Modern Day Tooth Fairy

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I’ve had three cups of black coffee this morning. I’m wide awake but my newly-bleached teeth are not so pearly white anymore. Stained, lackluster teeth are not in this season. Coffee breath isn’t very sexy, either. But I have no toothbrush, and I haven’t got mouthwash. I won’t smack my gum in the morning meeting with the boss. I will, however, call on the little tooth fairy that I hide in my drawer. Amidst the candies, business cards, paper clips, hides a box of GoSMILE Touch Up’s. These portable, single-dose ampoules work like a mid-day brush, specifically targeting the bacteria that cause bad breath and refreshing the entire mouth, these ampoules to help polish teeth after and between whitenings so teeth stay lustrous and pretty! And these handy dandy touch ups come in a wide array of flavors. Fresh Mint is a classic staple. Watermelon Mint is yummy and sweet, and Green Apple is tangy and sour. White teeth for everyone! Hoorah!


Hot Product: Topix Replenix Serum CF

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Product Junkies agree that the Topix Replenix Serum CF delivers! With proven anti-aging ingredients like Green Tea and Caffeine this lightweight, fast-absorbing, formula is great for oily skin as well as those with sensitivity such as rosacea.

This highly recommended serum was rated five out of five stars by our customers. They reported increased smoothness, less breakouts, reduction in pore size, improved clarity, texture and firmness. One reviewer writes “I am officially sold! This will be a product I will continue to use (day/night). If you’re browsing for that serum that does make a difference look no further. This is it!!!!”

Just smooth a pea-sized drop over your face, neck and décolleté morning and/or evening. It’s hydrating enough that you can even use it in place of moisturizer in the warmer months.


To Peel or Not to Peel?

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Many of our customers ask, “What is a peel and how do I know if I would benefit from one? “ Here are some helpful tips if you find yourself asking to peel or not to peel?

A peel is a deep exfoliation treatment that results in smoother, more even toned skin.  Peels help address concerns such as lightening hyperpigmentation, fading acne spots and restoring radiance to dull, lackluster skin. Peels come in various forms and strength. Some are of liquid form and have high percentage active ingredients and are applied by and licensed esthetician or dermatologist.  Others are thicker in texture, like a masque and are left on for a specified amount of time. Lastly, the easiest of use are peel pads that are swiped on the skin.  Peels range in strength from mild to aggressive. The milder peels tend to have no down time and can be used at home.  While more aggressive peels can result in temporary redness and flaking and are in office procedures.

Everyone can benefit from exfoliation.  If the youngest, freshest skin cells are always on top you will have radiant, glowing skin.  Plus, you maximize the effectiveness of your other skin care products when your skin is exfoliated. Without exfoliation your skin develops a layer of dead skin cells creating a “wax paper” effect not allowing your other skincare products to penetrate through.

Peeling Do’s:

Do start slow.  Start at a low strength and leave on for a short time.  You may be more sensitive the first few times, remember you can always build up later.

Do them at night, if possible. You’ll want to avoid sunlight after a peel. Fresh, baby cells are more likely to burn.  If you must do a peel during the day, ALWAYS use an SPF before going outside. Sunlight can accelerate the effects of acids.  Don’t risk over-exposure that may cause hyperpigmentation.

Do moisturize.  You’ll want to put some hydration back in to your skin as some peels may be drying.  Moisturizer will also help soothe your delicate new skin.

Peeling Don’ts:

Don’t be afraid to say enough is enough.  If you are experiencing any sensation that feels more than tolerable, take the peel off.  You should feel the peel working, but it should not be so uncomfortable that you want to run for a fire extinguisher.

Don’t over-do it. Peeling should be 2-3 times a week at the most. If you tend to have more delicate skin or any sensitivity once a week is all you need.  Peels should be alternated with your regular exfoliant product and not used on the same days.

Some great peels are:

Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel – This organic peel is made from organic citrus and apple juices.  It helps with fine lines and wrinkles, evening out skin tone and brightening.  It comes in Sensitive and Full Strength.

Kate Somerville Clinic-to-Go Resurfacing Peel Pads – These pre-soaked pads help diminish the appearance of pore size, improve firmness, and have calming ingredients such as Sage & Myrtle.

Suki Renewal Bio-Resurfacing Peel – This peel is rich in acids as well as botanical enzymes. This will help to really decongest skin, reduce the appearance of blemishes and boost collagen.

June Jacobs Perfect Pumpkin Peeling Masque – This peel helps to improve skin elasticity levels combatting the visible signs of premature aging.


Topix Glycolix Elite Treatment Pads 10%

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Smoother, clearer skin on the go!  That’s what Topix Glycolix Elite Treatment Pads offer. With 10% glycolic acid you will get acne treatment as well a resurfacer in one quick step.  Just smooth a pad onto your face, neck and décolleté for a second cleanse and you are on your way to a clearer, smoother complexion. Follow with the Topix Glycolix Elite Sunscreen SPF 30 for sun protection during the day.

These pads act as a toner and treatment all in one! Formulated with vitamins and Green Tea you will also get the anti-aging benefits of fines lines being smoothed and a firmer appearance.

Perfect for your gym bag or any time oily skin needs to be refreshed.

Now you can enter to win one!

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Suki Intensive Nourishing Cream [GIVEAWAY]

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Get more for your money in one great product!  Get natural results from a day/night cream for face and eyes! Suki’s Intensive Nourishing Cream is a complexion enhancing cream suited for all skin types.  Even those with redness, hyperpigmentation, and rosacea will benefit from this multi-tasker.

Use this as an eye cream day and night. Smooth it on your face, neck and décolleté  at night to naturally hydrate and even out skin tone with time-released  Vitamin C.  You’ll feel like you’re in a garden with the scents of roses, lavender, chamomile, calendula, and evening primrose.  Oils of jojoba, grape seed, and coconut replenish and soften skin.

The Suki line is paraben and gluten free, and avoids harsh chemicals, artificial colorants, and chemical preservatives.  Great for people that have a preference for pure ingredients!

And now you can enter to win this amazing product! ($60.95 Value) Click below to enter our latest giveaway – You don’t want miss this one!

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Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic Acid & Retinol Brightening Solution [GIVEAWAY]

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Need help with evening out skin tone, improving skin texture, recovering sun damage, and brightening dark spots? Dr.  Dennis Gross’ latest professional-strength solution will help you do just that.  You can use this as your first line of defense in your skin care regimen. Use it as often as you like.  Your skin will feel softer, smoother and more radiant.

All skin types will benefit from this complexion booster.  Formulated with Ferulic Acid – a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals and Retinol which smoothes skin, it is proven to correct “hyper-activity” in pigment.  Salicylic acid and Willow Bark will minimize the appearance of enlarged pores.  You can use it morning and/or night as a spot treatment or all over.

Want to win this amazing product? Enter our giveaway for a chance!!

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CosMedix Purity Clean Exfoliating Cleanser

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Feel like you’ve had a facial with Purity Clean Cleanser from CosMedix. The line’s best seller gently exfoliates and leaves you with instantly smoother skin.  CosMedix boasts that all their products are chirally corrected, which means that they have balanced their active ingredients to be the safest and gentlest they possibly can be.

This liquid cleanser packs a punch. Perfect for combination, oily, and acne-prone skin, tea tree oil has natural antibacterial and antiseptic qualities to help heal blemishes.  It contains L-lactic and Salicylic acids so you will want to make sure you have a good SPF on during the day as sun exposure can accelerate the effects of acids.  CosMedix offers Hydrate+ SPF 17 Moisturizer.  It complements the cleanser by soothing the tingly feel you may experience when cleansing your face and neck.

But don’t just take our word for it; check out the customer reviews. One reviewer writes:  “It has a fresh minty fragrance and literally makes my skin look as if I have had a facial.”  We couldn’t agree more!


Get Beautiful & Thick Eyelashes

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Mascara that stays on until you take it off?  Nope, not a dream!  It’s blinc. This innovative original is unlike traditional mascara.  It actually forms tiny “tubes” around each eyelash that won’t smudge or run – ever! It truly is sweat and cry-proof.

This miracle mascara volumizes and lengthens lashes without clumping.  It’s available in black, dark brown, medium brown, dark green, purple and blue.  It removes without make-up remover. Just add warm water and gentle pressure, the tubes will release in your hand.

You’ll have natural-looking thick lashes that last.


skyn ICELAND Angelica Line Smoother Giveaway

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We’re so excited to announce our new giveaway for the skyn ICELAND Angelica Line Smoother. Now through July 25, you can can enter to win one! ($65 Value)

Tame facial tension, fine lines and wrinkles with this new line smoother from skyn ICELAND. This fast-acting spot treatment has a matte finish and is perfect to massage in on top of your moisturizer.

Formulated with the Chinese herb, Angelica and Thyme it well help calm the skin, reduce toxin build-up, and excess water retention as well as firm collagen in those pesky fine lines.

The great thing is it also has a time-released anti-oxidant to help protect from further damage.  No need to go to the doctor’s office for a painful filler injection, this little helper is a natural alternative. Plus, it is paraben-free, mineral oil-free and 100% vegetarian.

What are you waiting for? Enter to win now!

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