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NIA24 Rapid Depigmentation Serum

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NIA24 is known for addressing hyperpigmentation with the key ingredient Pro-Niacin. This same star ingredient is in NIA24’s new product the Rapid Depigmentation Serum as well as Vitamin C and Hexylresorcinol. Hexylresorcinol is a skin brightening enzyme that helps to even out blotchy skin tones and age spots by breaking up excess melanin. The Rapid Depigmentation Serum will help to even out skin tone and reduce existing hyperpigmentation while evenly distributing the pigment in the skin for a more even appearance. The serum is very light-weight and can be used in combination with any other treatment products that you may be using. It is recommended to apply either the NIA24 Skin Strengthening Complex or Intensive Recovery Complex over top of the serum for added benefits.

We would also recommend trying out the NIA24 Depigmentation Spot Repair. This spot treatment addresses dark spots due to sun damage and aging to help brighten skin tone, while providing antioxidant protection with Vitamin C. You just dab a little on to the area of concern twice daily for a brighter complexion. This skin corrector also contains willowbark which will work great for breakouts and inflammation.

Of course we would suggest a great SPF to use with your brightening products to help keep your skin healthy and protected. We like the NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention Mineral Sunscreen with SPF 30 which is lightweight and oil free; perfect for daily use.


Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pad for Body [GIVEAWAY]

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Summer is just around the corner and a lot of us want that perfect tanned and glowing skin, but we don’t want the harsh side effects of the sun. Do you want to look like you went on a long tropical vacation without the burning and skin irritation? The Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pad for Body may be your solution!

The original formula of the Glow Pads worked so effectively, customers wanted the same luminous glow for their bodies, so Dr. Gross came out with the Glow Pad for Body. The new Glow  Pads for the body will provide a safe and natural tan while exfoliating your skin and providing anti-aging benefits. This innovative self tanner is the only one of its kind that exfoliates, tans, and firms the skin while smoothing out the texture, and reducing hair growth. Capislow is a natural ingredient that is effective for slowing down hair growth, so this will reduce shaving frequency and in turn help your tan last longer.  The Alpha Beta Glow Pad for Body also contains Vitamin D to provide a natural glow as well as Vitamins A and C to protect the skin against environmental damage. You will also find caffeine and AHA’s in this product to help stimulate and firm the skin while providing that signature glow the peel pads are known for.

The application is so easy! You just open the towel and apply to your body in circular motions until the towel is dry. For best results you will want to apply the product on clean dry skin then follow with a moisturizer to help keep the skin hydrated and seal in the product. For maximum results you will want to apply 2-3 times per week.  The natural looking tan will begin to develop within 1 hour, so you can quickly be on your way to gorgeous glowing skin.

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Quick Tip: Conceal Acne

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So you wake up and notice a huge imperfection on your skin, you’re already running late for work and hardly have any time to get dressed let alone put on makeup. So what do you do with this red, inflamed angry blemish on your skin? Try the Murad Acne Treatment Concealer; that’s right I said treatment concealer so it actually heals your skin and covers up blemishes; talk about a multi-tasker!

The Murad Acne Treatment Concealer is an Allure best in beauty award winner, and it really is no surprise. The concealer comes in two colors, light and medium to cover any flaw. It contains 2% salicylic acid which helps to decongest the pore while preventing bacteria from spreading; and bisabolol derived from chamomile to help soothe the skin and reduce inflammation.  It’s oil-free and provides long lasting coverage, helping to clear active breakouts while preventing new ones. It comes in a perfectly sized stick applicator that easily fits into your purse or makeup bag, for a quick application. For a more precise application use a concealer brush or a Q-tip will do the trick!

The next time your skin has a reaction, treat and conceal the problem with the Murad Acne Treatment Concealer, so you can go on with your busy day!


Brighten Up With Arcona

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The warm weather is approaching so it’s time to get our skin back in shape. The Arcona Mandarin Brightening Peel will work wonders for dull and tired skin, and you only need to use it once a week to get glowing and healthy skin.

This brightening peel uses orange zest, glycolic and lactic acid to gently but effectively exfoliate the skin, revealing a much healthier complexion. It will help to improve the clarity, texture, and brighten your skin while reducing fine lines and wrinkles that are caused by environmental damage. The Arcona Mandarin Brightening Peel also contains lycopene and mandarin extract which are powerful antioxidants that help keep our skin protected.  This easy-to-use at home peel will deliver professional results at a fraction of the cost. Many of us we are looking for a topical and safe product to use that will help address hyperpigmentation. The Arcona Mandarin Brightening Peel contains Nonapeptide-1 and Sepiwhite which will help to even out skin tone, while reducing the formation of unwanted pigmentation. Both ingredients provide a more natural approach to skin lightening that has been proven to be highly effective.

The Arcona Mandarin Brightening Peel can be used once a week in the AM or PM. We highly suggest using an SPF in conjunction with this peel or any other skin brightening products. We recommend the Arcona Reozone SPF 30. The Arcona Reozone sunscreen contains hyaluronic acid and green tea to hydrate and protect your skin as well as Vitamins A and C to help fight sun damage.


Detox and Refresh Your Skin with FarmHouse Fresh

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The warmer weather is here so it’s time to shed your dull winter skin and get it in shape for Spring. We think the FarmHouse Fresh Spendid Dirt Mud Mask will do just the trick. It is a nutrient mud mask with organic pumpkin puree that will refresh and revitalize your dull tired skin. It will address red, sensitive and blotchy skin by helping to calm and soothe while removing impurities. It also contains live yogurt cultures which will help to boost your skin’s radiance and deep cleanse your pores.

If you suffer from redness and broken capillaries, this mask will help to lessen the appearance and even out skin tone, by using Ho Wood Essential Oil to calm the skin and reduce redness. Splendid Dirt is nutrient rich in Llite and Bentonite clays to nourish and purify the skin by deep cleansing pores and improving circulation.

As you use the Splendid Dirt Mud Mask you will notice a mild tingling sensation which is oxygenating the skin and increasing circulation, and as the mask dries your skin will be smooth and skin blotchiness will be reduced.  The Splendid Dirt Mud Mask is ideal for sensitive, dehydrated, fragile or acne prone skin types, and can be used 2-3 times per week for best results.

The Splendid Dirt Mud Mask is 99.6% natural, gluten free and like all FarmHouse Fresh products is paraben and sulfate free. It also would make a perfect gift for anyone who wants to detox and refresh their skin.


Key Ingredient: Safflower Oil

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Safflower oil is light in texture and gets extracted from the seeds of the safflower plant.  Safflower oil is nutritionally similar to olive oil, and variations of safflower produce different types of oils.  There are two types of safflower oil monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. Monounsaturated oil is high in oleic acid and polyunsaturated is high in linoleic acid. Both types are used for cosmetic purposes as an emollient.

Linoleic acid oils are recommended to use in cold recipes like salad dressings or butter spreads, to prevent safflower oil from losing its nutrients.  Linoleic acids are considered polyunsaturated fatty acids and can easily spoil or turn rancid. This type of oil should be stored in a cool and dark place to extend the life of your oil.

Safflower oil is an excellent source of omega-6 fatty acids which help to keep the heart and cardiovascular system healthy.  Safflower oil can also help our bodies burn fat instead of store it, so it can be used as a successful tool for weight management. Since safflower oil is rich in Vitamin E when taken internally or applied topically, this will help our bodies fight off free radial damage, keeping our bodies and skin healthy and protected. Safflower is used a lot as carrier oil for body treatments, essential oil blends and soaps. The oil can also be used as deep conditioning oil for the hair and scalp to stimulate circulation and add nutrients while hydrating the hair.

Safflower has many uses from adding it to a delicious stir fry or luxurious body treatments to hydrate and condition the skin.  Safflower oil dries faster than any other type of oil and does not evaporate easily so it is even used in oil paintings to extend the life of the paint.

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Bright Colors: This Spring’s Beauty Trend

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Bright colors are all over the runway this season and adding a pop of color to your makeup routine is one Spring beauty trend you don’t want to miss out on. You can add a little color to your eyes, lips, or cheeks that may turn out to be your best accessory this season!

Bright Spring colors are always a must, but taking it a step further and adding some shine and color to your lips, will be unforgettable. Tangerine is one of this season’s must wear colors. We like the Jane Iredale PureGloss in Apricot Fizz to brighten up your lips and add a little shimmer and shine. The Jane Iredale PureGlosse’s will add shine, soothe and protect the lips, and let’s not forget they will add amazing color! They contain extracts of green tea, grape seed, and pomegranate to condition and protect those luscious lips.

If you are looking for a more muted tangerine color for the eyes, we suggest the Jane Iredale PurePressed Triple Eye Shadow in Pecan Chocolate. You can blend the colors together to create a custom fun look or apply the brighter color all over the lid, and you’ll be ready for any Spring event.

For cheeks this season we love the Full Bloom Cheek and Lip Color by Too Faced in Prim and Poppy. This pigment rich creamy warm coral blush will blend in and make you stand out all in one application. It is long wearing, just perfect for tiring work days or exciting weekends.

Whatever the trend is, it’s important to experiment with new makeup colors and techniques to create a custom look that’s all your own!


Men’s Skin Care: Billy Jealousy

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We are here to tell you what all the hype is with Billy Jealousy products. The name may not say it all because it sounds mysterious, but let me tell you the products are certainly memorable with straight forward results. The company started out with the aspiration of finding the perfect shaving products. The founder Pat Parsi, who we got to sit down with, told us of his constant struggle with finding the right shaving products. He and his wife started the company in 2004, since then Billy Jealousy has become a highly recognized brand with large department stores, online retailers, men’s magazines, and even George Clooney! While we didn’t get to meet the celebs that use these products, we definitely found out why they are so popular. The brand offers not just shaving products but face and body care items that are skin and budget friendly.

The #1 best seller for Billy Jealousy has been the Billy Jealousy Hydroplane Shave Cream. This shave cream won the best shave cream in 2007 by Esquire magazine and we know why. Men and ladies alike will love this rich cream for shaving because it will prevent razor bumps, nicks, and those pesky ingrown hairs. It has a nice light cool citrus scent that is a universal crowd pleaser. It is also an excellent buy, as one 8 oz tube can last you for 6 months. For maximum results you will want to apply the Billy Jealousy Hot Towel Pre-Shave Treatment and combine it with an equal amount of the hydroplane shave. This will soften the hair follicles to make your shave effortless. For men and women who have hair that is less coarse, try the Billy Jealousy Whipped Cream. This gives you more of a lather as opposed to using a regular shaving cream. For the finale you will want to put on the Billy Jealousy Shaved Ice After Shave Balm. This treatment also works great for sunburn skin and post waxing because of its soothing benefits.

Aside from award winning shave products Bill Jealousy offers excellent face treatments and body products as well. One product that is offered called Billy Jealousy Sucker Punch Face Scrub is a must try. This product is 100% organic and can be used a few times per week for an excellent exfoliation. You can use this product before you shave and the mixture of volcanic black sand, walnut shell, and alumina will lift away dead skin cells and dirt. This product also contains antioxidants to protect your skin and improve elasticity. While were talking anti aging we should mention Billy Jealousy About Face Anti-Aging Serum. This serum contains glycolic acid to help with fine lines and skin discoloration. It also has immune system boosting Echinacea extract, and aloe to moisturize and restore the pH levels in your skin. This serum is priced very well for an anti aging serum at only $48.00 for a 1 oz bottle.

A great body wash to try would be the Billy Jealousy Ocean Front Body Wash. We loved the smell of this one. It had an intoxicating citrus and bergamot smell that left your skin smelling clean and fresh. This body wash also contains salicylic acid, so it works great for people who struggle with break outs on the body area. It’s also beneficial for men who want soft body hair because it contains panthenol to strengthen and condition hair.

These are just a few samples of the line that you may like. We enjoyed all of the products for the refreshing scents and the entertaining names. Billy Jealousy may be a fun and trendy line, but it looks like it is here to stay.

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New Product: FEI’D

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If you struggle with hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone and aging skin then FEI’D may be the right product for your concerns. Pronounced “fade”, FEI’D combines Chinese medicine with modern Western science to provide effective skin care results. FEI’D contains 10 clinically proven key ingredients that will address pigmentation concerns and uneven skin tone as well as aging skin. With all of these key components for an effective skin brightening product, FEI’D is still 99% organic. It does not contain hydroquinone, bleaches, or mineral oil. It is paraben free, contains all natural fragrances and does no animal testing. We also find it valuable that FEI’D gives back to children in need, 100% recycles their products and packaging while using biodegradable and renewable ingredients.

So how does FEI’D work? The 10 clinically proven ingredients are Dianella, Ensifolia, Burberry, Mulberry, Licorice, Shanzha, Huang Qi, Fo-Ti, Panex Ginseng, Vitamin A and Vitamin E. The combination of these powerful antioxidants and botanicals will address age spots, melasma, aging and wrinkled skin. The powerful skin brightening ingredient Dianella Ensifolia has been proven to be over 20 times more effective than kojic acid for reducing hyperpigmentation and lightening the skin.

FEI’D has been dermatologically, allergy, and irritancy tested, making this star product appropriate for any skin type, even sensitive skin. FEI’D is recommended to be used twice daily for a minimum of three months for best results. You can continually use this product to help keep your skin tone radiant and firm. FEI’D also works equally as effectively on the body for hyperpigmentation.


New Product: ANSR Sole

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Those warm months are just around the corner. Are your feet sandal ready? Most likely they have been hibernating for a the past few months, maybe an occasional pedicure for those lucky enough to pamper themselves, but aside from that they have been left in the dark all winter. The ANSR Sole may be the perfect solution to get your feet in shape and ready for Spring!

The Sole is a handheld callus remover that removes those unsightly calluses in the privacy of your own home.  It is portable, light weight, cordless, and easy to use.  It is also rechargeable and can be used only 10 minutes at a time for smooth beautiful feet. By using this easy user friendly device you can limit the times you need to go in for a pedicure, and can feel good about your feet all year long.

For a fun and shimmery toe nail color, we suggest SpaRitual in Primitive. This is a deep magenta that will make a big statement along with your smooth and beautiful feet.  SpaRitual nail lacquers are hand blended to ensure maximum shine, a short drying time and full coverage. SpaRitual is also DBP, formaldehyde and toluene free.



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