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Simple Regimen Swaps for Balanced Skin

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You’ve already put away your sundresses and sandals to make space for sweaters and boots.  Not ready to transition to heavier moisturizing creams and treatments just yet?  The good news is, you can achieve perfectly balanced skin of the dewy, not oily variety, without dramatically changing your current skin care regimen.  By paying attention to ingredients that multi-task to hydrate, protect and preserve your youthful beauty, you may be able to get away with just a product swap or two.

What is the first product that comes into contact with your freshly cleansed face?  That product should be a high quality anti-aging serum of a hydrating variety.  Although the main reason you use a serum is for anti-aging results, why not choose a multi-benefit formula that also imparts hydration.  The best serums contain peptides – chains of amino acids that support the collagen structure to nourish and combat wrinkles – and high quality moisturizing actives like Hyaluronic Acid.  Acetyl Octapeptide-3 is worth scanning labels for, it is a peptide that mimics expression-line minimizing injections, relaxing repetitive facial contractions and visibly reducing wrinkle depth by as much as 63% in a 28 day clinical study.  Hyaluronic Acid is the key moisturizing active to look for as it replenishes the skin’s barrier by attracting up to 1000 times its weight in water and as an added bonus, fills in fine lines by plumping up skin.  These ingredients can be found along with five other anti-aging peptides and the skin-firming antioxidant, alpha lipoic acid, in HydroPeptide’s Cellular Transformation Serum.

Now that you know what to look for in a serum, the next step is the right moisturizer. The serum should be applied first since it has smaller molecules that penetrate deeply to deliver hydration and the moisturizing cream that follows forms a protective HydroPeptide Anti Wrinkle Cellular Transformation Growth Serumbarrier, locking in much needed moisture.  During this time of year when heavy creams may still be too rich for your skin’s hydration needs, opt for a smart moisturizer.  Smart moisturizers are designed to adequately quench your complexion and the one you used in the warmer seasons may still be just right when applied after a very hydrating serum like HydroPeptide’s.  To eliminate the need for an additional anti-wrinkle cream, look for a smart moisturizer that also delivers anti-aging benefits – again, peptides are the key ingredient.  The collagen-boosting properties of peptides do more than visibly fill in wrinkles – healthier collagen results in more effective moisture retention.  Anti-aging smart moisturizers with built-in antioxidant treatments are not only time-savers, they help preserve the youthful look and behavior of your skin.  Insist on a formula that contains only the most powerful antioxidants – in particular Copper PCA, Green tea and Vitamin C – these help maintain a youthfulness by increasing the skin’s copper levels to help fight inflammation, improving elasticity and boosting collagen.  HydroPeptide’s Face: Anti-Wrinkle Repair and Prevent Treatment is an example of a smart moisturizer with anti-aging peptide technology and a built-in antioxidant treatment featuring the aforementioned antioxidants plus sesame, shea and cocoa – free radical diffusers that do double duty as moisturizing actives.

During the colder part of the Fall season, your regimen may just require two simple upgrades: a hydrating and age-defying serum and a lightweight lotion that satisfies your complexion’s exact moisture needs until it’s time to bring out heavier creams for winter.  By using the right serum as a moisture booster underneath a smart moisturizer for Fall – both day and night – you’ll achieve optimal hydration and avoid looking “shiny” at the end of the day and in pictures.  Now that you know what to look for in products that work the smartest and hardest, why wait until the New Year to be noticed for your beautiful and balanced skin?!

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Enhance the Natural Beauty of Your Eyes

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HydroPeptide Lash Longer Fuller LusherFall is the perfect time to show off the natural beauty of your eyes without makeup.  Yes, it is possible to wean yourself off of eyeshadow, liner and mascara and like how your eyes look au naturel.  Let your lips steal the show this season in delicious wine, berry and plum hues that become wearable when paired with the iconic natural eye. 

 Enhancing the natural beauty of your eyes without the help of makeup begins with your brows.  You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how full and defined brows frame your eyes so beautifully that you won’t feel compelled to reach for heavy liner and mascara.  Need to add a little fullness?  Growth-enhancing serums like HydroPeptide’s Lash Longer Fuller Thicker only need to be applied nightly to achieve the look of thicker and more defined brows within a few weeks.  HydroPeptide Lash nourishes lashes and brows as you sleep for dramatic improvement in volume and darkness while helping to prevent breakage. 

 HydroPeptide Anti Wrinkle Dark Circle ConcentrateVoluminous lashes are another trick to pulling off the natural eye look with confidence.  HydroPeptide Lash is also designed to enhance lash volume, darkness and length with a unique cocktail of peptides designed to safely increase growth-promoting keratin genes, prevent pigment loss in hair and help stimulate hair follicles.  Peptides are celebrated for being non-irritating as they are simply specific amino acid sequences found naturally in the body.  Depending on how they are sequenced, peptides can perform a variety of functions, from serving as the building blocks of collagen to promoting hair growth. 

 For the finishing touch, make those pretty peepers really pop by giving them a brightening boost.  All it takes is the right eye cream.  HydroPeptide’s Eye Anti-Wrinkle Dark Circle Concentrate immediately brightens, de-puffs and camouflages fine lines and under-eye bags with an innovative blend of crushed pearls, antioxidants and peptides.  You’ll notice instant results that continue to improve.  Now that you know the tricks to beautifying your eyes without makeup, wink and face the day with nothing more than a bold and beautiful lip color.

Topix Replenix: Your Wrinkle Fix

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TP040-ae-dermal-restructReplenix® AE products

Concerned about fine lines and wrinkles, skin tone and texture and already love other Replenix® products?   The Replenix® AE Facial Firming Therapy and Replenix® AE Dermal Restructuring Therapy products, purchased separately or as a duo provide a unique, comprehensive peptide & antioxidant system that help diminish the appearance of fine lines, quench damaging free radicals and build a collagen-rich skin appearance.

The Replenix® Facial Firming Therapy relaxes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and immediately firms, tones, tightens the skin, and prepares the skin for new collagen (re-building.)

The Replenix® Dermal Restructuring Therapy cosmetically enhances rebuilding of the skin from beneath and protects the renewed skin from further damage, brightening and restoring elasticity to give a more youthful skin glow.

The Replenix® AE Facial Firming Therapy & Replenix® AE Dermal Restructuring Therapy can be used together once or twice daily, with the Replenix® AE Facial Firming Therapy applied first, and the Replenix AE Dermal Restructuring afterwards or individually.

For Replenix® Retinol Smoothing Serum users, adding the Replenix® AE Facial Firming and Dermal Restructuring Therapies, help create the ultimate skin care regimen for all skin types, especially those with mature or sun damaged skin.    One can use the Replenix® AE Dermal Restructuring Therapy in the morning after cleansing, and before applying sunscreen.  This product, uses Palmitoyl Pentapeptide 3 to help diminish the appearance of wrinkles & fine lines by supporting new dermal collagen growth.  In addition, using the Replenix® Dermal Restructuring Therapy under sunscreen helps quench free radicals with therapeutic levels of green & white tea polyphenols, which is especially important during the day when UV exposure is so high.

At night, the Replenix® Facial Firming Therapy can be used after cleansing, and before applying the Replenix® Retinol Smoothing Serum, to relax the appearance of surface fine-lines and wrinkles, and give immediate firming, tightening & toning to the skin, while the Replenix® Retinol Smoothing Serum, works to support new collagen growth by infusing moisture and nutrients and increasing firmness & elasticity.  For dry skin types, adding the Replenix® Dermal Restructuring Therapy over the Replenix® Retinol Smoothing Serum will give further hydration, and “plumping of the dermis*” with the added benefits of Sodium Hyaluronate, and Ceramide 2 for lipid replenishment and maintenance of the barrier function.

If you love the Replenix® CF Cream or Replenix® Power of Three Cream products, you will love the Replenix® AE Dermal Restructuring Therapy, especially those with dry, mature skin.  Along with the same therapeutic levels of Green Tea Polyphenols, this product has Palmitoyl Pentapeptide 3 to help diminish the appearance of wrinkles & fine lines by supporting new collagen growth, Sodium Hyaluronate to intensely hydrate and plump the dermis, Ceramide 2 for lipid replenishment and maintenance of the barrier function, as well as LYCD, a cosmetic skin conditioner which has been reported to support cellular oxygenation in therapeutic topical products.


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Score Sexy, Even Post-Summer Skin

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 HydroPeptide Even OutThe end of summer justifies a new wardrobe, haircut and makeup…and as the canvas for your new Fall hues, your skin deserves some attention, too.  Whether your goal is to reverse the effects of too much fun in the sun or prevent those dreaded dark spots from cropping up in the first place – with the ever-evolving assortment of available pigment-correcting products out there, what makes a pigment corrector stand out from the bunch?   One that lightens age spots, discoloration from sun overexposure, melasma and acne scarring without causing skin irritation.  The following five skin lightening mechanisms to look for include:

1. Beta White –  a skin-brightening peptide designed to address both genetic and environmental causes of hyperpigmentation.  Peptides are specific amino acid sequences that mimic the natural signals of cell communication and repair so their biological properties can target different areas – in the case of Beta White, that property is skin lightening.  Beta White produces results without irritation as it is identical to the skin’s own structure and composition. Studies show that after only 4 weeks, 87% of subjects felt their skin was more uniform and after 8 weeks, 100% noticed their complexion looking more evenly pigmented.

2. Chromabright – a brightening molecule with the capacity to inhibit the activity of skin-darkening enzyme reactions and performed comparably to Hydroquinone in clinical studies.

3. Licorice – a treat for your taste buds and your complexion that offers an additional defense against dark spots caused by enzyme reactions.

4. Vitamin C – in the form of Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate is a skin lightening agent and multi-tasking antioxidant that also fights wrinkles and elasticity loss by helping to optimally nourish collagen.

5. Lactic acid – a natural exfoliator that promotes a more even skin tone by speeding fresh new skin to the surface while simultaneously brightening surface-level skin.

From a peptide at clinical strength to a botanical extract, this diverse skin lightening cocktail is setting a new standard for results that can be achieved by pigment correctors. For the benefits of all five dark spot-correcting ingredients together, try HydroPeptide’s Even Out Skin Brightening Pigment Corrector.  Spice up your Fall beauty routine with radiant, even toned skin and look flawlessly chic season after season!

5 Minute Bold Brows

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Bold BrowBold, perfectly defined brows are simple and easy if you have the right tools.  Even when you don’t have time to put any other makeup on, perfectly defined brows will pull any look together in an instant.

At Anastasia Beverly Hills, our beauty must-haves include 3 best-sellers that we couldn’t live without.  Brow Wiz, Brow Duality, and Clear Brow Gel.

Here’s how to achieve bold brows in five minutes (or less) and transform the look of your entire face, complete with some tips from brow expert, Anastasia Soare.

Step One:

Use Brow Wiz to gently outline your ideal brow shape.  Then, fill in your brow with tiny, hair like strokes with its ultra-slim mechanical tip.  Blend with the attached spooley brush for a natural finish.

Anastsia’s Tip:

“Make sure to create clean lines on the top and bottom of the brows when outlining your ideal brow shape with Brow Wiz.  This is my favorite pencil because you can create a perfectly precise brow that still looks natural once you blend.”

Step Two:

Use Brow Duality to highlight the brow bone and corners of the eyes.  Anastasia’s favorite trick to use on celebrities is to apply the shimmer side of Brow Duality to the brow bone from the middle of the brow to the end of the tail and blend.  Then, she applies the matte side of the Brow Duality over the same spot and blends for a soft, luminous look that gives the eye an instant lift.

Finish up by using the shimmer side on the corners of the eyes for a gorgeous finish.

Step Three:

Set your brows and brow color in place all day with Clear Brow Gel in short upward strokes.  It will set and condition your bold brows all day without flaking.

The Amazing Skin Benefits of Rose

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Jurlique Essence of Rose Roll On Fragrance OilSkin as soft as a rose petal?  Yes, it’s possible.

Roses are by far the most sensorial of all flowers.  They look beautiful, smell divine, and rosewater infused cupcakes taste like heaven!  And nothing’s better than the joy of surprising someone with roses.

The rose aroma is known for its balancing and calming effects.  It is believed that the aroma of essential oils can transmit messages to the limbic system (a brain region responsible for controlling emotions and influencing the nervous system).  These messages affect biological factors such as heart rate, stress levels, blood pressure and breathing.  Experience the scent of fresh cut roses with Jurlique Essence of Rose Roll-on Fragrance Oil.

Roses have a long history of therapeutic benefits, but today it is most noted for its benefits in skin care.  Rose extract is partially beneficial for dry, sensitive or aging skin concerns.  It provides a calming and astringent effect which helps diminish redness and skin irritation.  A gentle mist of rosewater rehydrates and soothes skin any time of day. Try Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist.

Not only do the flowers hold special properties, but the Rose hips (the flowers which have swollen to seed) contain Vitamins A, B3, C, D and E, as well as essential fatty acids.  These essential fatty acids quickly absorb into the skin help with tissue regeneration.  Rose hip oil contains trans-retinoic acid which aids in skin regeneration plus it helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles.  Get the benefits of Rose hips in Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Moisturizing Cream.

The Art of Layering Fragrance  

To optimize Jurlique’s amazing signature Rose scent try layering with:

  1. Shower with  Rose Shower Gel
  2. Maintain hydration with Rose Body Oil
  3. Massage Rose Hand Cream onto hands and cuticles.
  4. Apply Rose Roll-on Fragrance Oil to pulse points.
  5. Mist face with  Rosewater Balancing Mist
  6. Apply  Rose Moisture Plus Moisturizing Cream to face and neck.
  7. Soften lips with  Rose Love Balm
  8. Dust on Rose Silk Finishing Powder in t-zone area.

Bali Beautiful – Discover JUARA’s New Product

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 Juara Clove Flower and Turmeric Anti-Aging SerumBali….who wouldn’t want to be in Bali, especially now after a harsh winter, and enjoy a make-over of body and soul, getting pampered at one of the island spas and seeing your skin transformed by spa recipes that have made the natural beauty of Balinese women so famous.  JUARA, the skincare authority that counts Amy Adams, Christina Hendriks, Brooke Shields, Julian Margulies and Rosario Dawson amongst its fans, has been spreading the word on beauty secrets from Bali with its line of natural spa products.  With its latest launch, the Clove Flower & Turmeric Anti-Aging Serum, JUARA is bringing a brand new botanical anti-aging recipe to you that will brighten and smooth skin, bring out the glow and restore a visibly healthier, more vibrant complexion.

By now, many of us know that Turmeric is a powerful health ingredient not only when eaten but also when applied to the skin.  Combine that with Clove Flower and other active botanicals including Palm Peptide, Goji, Sea Algae, Watermelon and Hyaluronic Acid and you get a unique ingredient complex that not only has a long history in Bali, but boasts active botanicals that have been clinically proven to deliver visible anti-aging results.

After a few applications, you will notice an increase in skin smoothness, luminosity, plumpness and firmness. And the results get even better with prolonged use.  Then there is also how applying just a few drops of this serum make you feel.  The Sea Algae not only provides soothing hydration and plumps up little lines, but it also imparts a feeling of instant freshness.  The Turmeric, Clove Flower, Palm Peptide and Goji, while all very effective, are also very gentle, making the serum suitable for sensitive skin.

Women in Bali are just as eager to keep their skin youthful looking as they are around the world, and we at JUARA are excited to launch this product that is based on Balinese recipes at because Skinstore is a true pioneer of unique brands and products just as JUARA is a pioneer of a unique beauty tradition using exotic, natural ingredients.

We hope you fall in love with JUARA’s Clove Flower & Turmeric Anti-Aging Serum!

Decleor Neroli Oil

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Decleor Aromessence Neroli Essential SerumEssential Oil of Neroli is derived from the blossom of the Seville orange tree.  Its feminine, fresh, youthful and pure fragrance is named after a noblewoman, the Duchess of Neroli.  It stimulates cell regeneration and is said to promote restful sleep, primarily due to its soothing effect on the nervous system.  A symbol of purity and at the same time reputed to be an aphrodisiac.  This might explain why orange tree blossom is used in boutiques and garlands at weddings.

In Sicily, when the orange trees are in blossom, the island’s inhabitants are said to become “drunk on love!”  Its yield is low: it takes one entire ton of orange blossom to produce just 2.2 lbs. of pure Neroli Essential Oil!

DECLÉOR’s Aromatherapy skincare for all skin types is based on this humble ingredient for its softening, relaxing, restoring and radiance enhancing properties.  The star product within this collection is Aromessence Neroli Essential Serum, which is a multi-active serum of Essential Oils that treat all skin types exposed to daily stress.  It’s 100% natural and pure and free from preservatives, mineral oil and colorants.  We pair this skin balancing treatment with Hydra Floral, which protects the skin from pollution and dehydration.


Glow on the Go with DIY Beauty Tips

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Glow on the Go this Summer with DIY beauty recipes and travel tips from Jennifer Yen.

Tis the Season for travel and bright and beautiful skin!  These recipes and tips will keep your skin gorgeous in skin-exposing sun-dresses and open toe shoes and glow on arrival!

Before traveling, eliminate dead skin cells with:

Coconut and Rice Body Smoother:

½ cup of ground rice (can be ground in blender)

½ cup of coconut milk

¼ cup of brown sugar

1 ½ tbsp of ginger

Mix together for a paste

Polish entire body and feet/soles by using circular motion

Rinse and moisturize.

Make a toner to carry on flight with:

Soothing White Tea Toner

1 tsp peppermint leaves

4 tsp white tea leaves

4 ounces distilled water

2 drops lavender oil

4 ounce spray bottle atomizer

1.  Combine the tea leaves in a French press.

2.  Pour boiled water into the press.

3.  Add lavender oil and steep for 10 munutes.

4.  Pour into glass container and let cool.

5.  Pour aloe vera gel into the atomizer, then pour the tea infusion.

Can also be refrigerated for more soothing benefits.  Spray and notice how refreshed your skin is.

*Use a atomizer that is under 2.5 ounces and carry on flight while you travel to refresh and hydrate skin.

*White Tea, powerful antioxidant

*aloe vera, helps draw in moisture

*lavender oil, soothing anti-inflammatory, carrier oil

Being on a flight takes toll on skin, varied temperatures and airplane environment, depletes moisture, leaving skin dehydrated and dull.  Pack a travel-friendly kit such as pur~lisse jet~set starter kit.

Try not to wear makeup on flight which can make drier skin even drier and turn oily skin oilier because skin is producing excess oil.

 Keep skin hydrated and clear throughout your flight: Drinking water with lemon has amazing health and beauty benefits: hydrate and beautify skin from within, detoxifies body, aids digestion, purifies blood and relieves bloating.

Continue to moisturize throughout flight to keep skin hydrated and balanced.

Keep lips luscious by applying pur~lip comfort or a lip balm throughout flight.  This is especially since lips doesn’t have any oil glands.

Brightening Facial Scrub at your hotel

1 ½ tbs brown sugar

½ tbsp fresh lemon juice

3 tsp of your favorite cleanser

Upon arrival at hotel, ask room service for above ingredients.

mix together, lightly wet skin, and exfoliate with gentle circular motion (no tugging) for 45 to 60 seconds.

Rinse then cleanse with Pur~lisse Delicate gentle soymilk cleanser.  Then moisturize.

Always protect your skin SPF is always important, regardless of skin type. Keep in mind the higher the SPF, the more irritating it can be for sensitive skin. SPF 30 blocks 97% and SPF 50 blocks 98%

Boost your internal sunscreen and reinforce sun protection by by consuming blueberries, tomatoes, broccoli, cabbage, red pepper, White Tea, Green Tea.

There is a wise Chinese saying, “a woman’s second face is in her hands” so don’t forget sunscreen on your hands while you’re driving and when you’re outdoors.

Turn Fashion into function:  with a wide-brimmed hat for extra sun protection on face, neck and décolletage.

Remember your chest and neck is a part of your face, treat it the same.  Wear a light scarf around neck area to protect and look stylish too.

Turn glamour into protection by wearing large sunglasses that cover more of your face and eyes to prevent squinting, which causes more wrinkles!

Boost your internal sunscreen and reinforce sun protection by by consuming blueberries, tomatoes which has lycopene, broccoli, cabbage, red pepper, White Tea, Green Tea.

Regenerate, Hydrate and Glow With This Amazing YONKA Trio [GIVEAWAY]

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Yonka GiveawayWe are so excited to announce our latest giveaway! Starting now, through April 10th you can enter for a chance to win a Yonka Violet Bon Voyage Bag with Creme Teintee, Hydralia, and Serum Vital. ($300 Value!)

CRÈME TEINTEE:  Go from drab to fab in an instant!  This lightweight tinted and protective crème also leads to a healthier complexion due to pumpkin seed oils and a power packed cocktail of antioxidant vitamins a, c and e.   A golden glow and protected, healthy skin is just a dab away.

HYDRALIA:  A few drops of this super-hydrating concentrate are enough to eliminate rough spots and the feeling of tautness.  Also eases fine lines and crepiness caused by dehydration.  Mix with your favorite crème for best results.

SERUM VITAL:  Is stress and fatigue showing up on your skin?  Yon-Ka Paris to the rescue…this unique dual phase serum (oil & water so shake well!)  is highly concentrated in botanical extracts and  24 amino acids.  An essential beauty serum for  regenerating and  boosting healthy radiance all year long.

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