Rice has been used for centuries as part of traditional beauty and skin care regimens in many places around the world. Recently during our Juara training, co-founder Metta was training us on the Juara Rice Facial Cleanser and she gave us a beauty tip that has been part of her culture for as long as she can remember. Briefly, she said when you rinse rice at home, take the water from the rinsed rice and use it to rinse your face and you will find that your skin is softer and smoother. Then of course we asked if we could just use the Rice Facial Cleanser instead and of course she said “yes!”.
When researching this ancient beauty tradition I found that for centuries rice has been used to ease many skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, and dryness. Rice has also been used as a skin care mask when ground up finely with milk or water added to create a paste that is then applied to the skin for 15-20 minutes then rinsed. Since rice contains allantoin, it also acts as an anti-inflamatory and is used for skin irritation and redness which makes perfect sense when considering the many uses in skin care products.
I know we talk about Clarisonic and the Baby Quasar all the time but did you know that SkinStore also carries beauty basics like makeup brushes? Yes, that’s right, we can actually be your one stop beauty and skin care shopping place because we literally have everything beauty at SkinStore. Let’s check out a few beauty tool must haves we carry…ahem, besides the fabulous mega tools like the beloved Clarisonic!
Everyone who wears makeup has their “go to” set of applicators that you cannot live without. Among these I always find a combination of a Kabuki, spooly, foundation tool, liner, smudger, blender, fan, multiple shadow applicators, and some form of contour brush or brushes AND guess what, we have them all and many more!
Foundation applicators are abundant at SkinStore. From pressed powder, loose power, to liquid we have applicators to suit you. To list just a few (psst, if you want to check them out yourself, type “brushes” in our search tool bar on the home page at SkinStore) :
The applicators that we carry are endless! The Jane Iredale Blending Brush is excellent for both powder and cream makeup application of all sorts as is the bareMinerals Blending Brush which says its for use on the eye but I use it when I need wider detail like when I’m creating a cheek bone. Speaking of cheek bones, no makeup kit is complete without the fan brush and Jane Iredale has a fantastic one that we carry!
For as long as I can recall oil treatments for healthy shiny hair have been popular. As a teen the old VO5 hot oil treatment was a favorite with my older sisters. Today we have many more options available to us, and I have a new appreciation for the benefits of topical oil treatments. With years of heat abuse from the blow dryer, to the flat iron, to color treatments hair can become brittle to a point where it is literally breaking off and preventing length.
It never surprises me when I find a new product on SkinStore that I hadn’t seen before. Recently I found a couple of very useful travel preparedness and wellness items we offer by CHI. Many of us are very familiar with the CHI hair care products, but the CHI product line is versatile in its offerings and all of the products are very useful during the heavy travel season.
If you are traveling this holiday season the CHI Air Home Digital Luggage Scale may be your savior from airport luggage lines and fee’s. It seems that when I am taking a long trip, I pack for months of traveling not the days that I will actually be gone and this leads to a ridiculous degree of over packing. To avoid those irritating overweight luggage fee’s this handy CHI tool is perfect for an at home packing sanity check!
Ok, I’m going to the dark place…hotel stays and germs. Staying in a hotel can be an experience of its own even at the finest of places, or better yet, how about those stays at the in-laws in your husbands room which hasn’t changed since he left? Ok, to be fair perhaps I’m a germaphobe because I can’t stand to touch anything that I didn’t personally Lysol or bleach, but the solution could very well be the CHI Air Life Protable UV-C Light Sanitizing Wand, can I just say AMAZING! I want one now.
Perhaps like me, you are into the whole sanitation thing and when you look at your toothbrush that’s been sitting in or near the bathroom you start to ponder what germs could be on it? CHI has done it again! Yet another fabulous sanitizing tool called the CHI Air Life Portable UV-C Light Counter Toothbrush and Razor Sanitzer. This tool is designed to risk of bacterial infection and with its UV-C germicidal technology is kills 99% of germs in 5 minutes. I can think of many reasons why people would use this tool and am considering that it could be highly effective in environment where bacterial infection risk is critical to promoting a healthful environment and reduced risk of illness. If you just want to sanitize your toothbrush, there is a very travel friendly CHI Air Light UV-C Light Travel Toothbrush Sanitizer that could even make for a nice gift!
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Today there are a number of pricy lash enhancers on the market, but few can compare on price, versatility and fun against the Line n Grow Lash Lengthening Tinted Eyeliner. The Line n Grow product line at SkinStore.com has beautiful color offering such as Midnight Blue, Eggplant, Olive and even Clear for use at night.
To use the colored daytime formulas apply the Line n Grow to your lash line as you would any other eye liner then apply your other makeup as you normally would once the Line n Grow dries. The results from this all natural non-toxic eyelash enhancer are a noticeable improved appearance of your otherwise damaged or short lashes. Your lashes will look healthier and you will feel better about this paraben free, mineral oil free, certified vegan product. In addition, this product is also cruelty free!
To find out all of the benefits of the Line n Grow line, check it out at SkinStore.com!
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Lipstick, lip color, lip stain, lip shine, lip gloss, whatever you call it, most of us have one or five in our purse or beauty cabinet. I thought it would be fun to search for our most popular lipsticks on SkinStore.com based on customers rating. Below are the top 5 picks. In no particular order here they are!
Too Faced Lip Of Luxury Lipstick – Living in Sin is a 5 star rated product that is a paraben free, long lasting shea butter based lip pigment that won’t dry out your pucker. So what does our brand loyalist geritg and product junkie Josa say?
“Just an awesome lipstick. Wonderful for daytime wear. I will reorder it often.” – geritg
“I have dry skin and I’ve tried EVERYTHING (believe me) and I have to say Too Faced lipsticks are the best in the world. They do not get dry and flaky like SO many others. They’re very emollient heavy and have a pearly undertone to them so they reflect light and make lips appear plump. Love it!!!!” Josa.
I think they are hooked!
Korres Lip Butter – Pomegranate is a little pot of buttery gold for our next product junkie and top 100 contributor Violetsblu who says “Ooo, so buttery! Feels soothing on my lips. I love coral colors, but they usually look too bright and clownish w/ my light cool complexion. This pomegranate color is sheer, so it looks nice on me. The color isn’t long lasting, but the moisturizing and shine does last for a bit. I’m going to check out the other colors for sure. I did try this as a blush and it did put a pretty tint on my cheeks, so this can be a multitasker for your makeup bag.”
I love it when products get a multi-tasker nod from our product junkies!
Fusion Beauty LipFusion Micro Injected Collagen Color Shine Bloom is not only a beautiful lip color, it’s a lip plumper that is a fantastic moisturizing treatment. #1 Contributor Katie88 says “I love these glosses and Bloom is no exception. The rosy color is gorgeous and the blue undertones keep my smile looking white! On days when I drink espresso, I wear Bloom. I love how plump and glossy my lips look!” and Lindy says “I love this product. It really does work and it surprised me too because I have tried so many different lip boosters. I liked it so much I bought some for my sister and best friend to try.”
Everyone needs a sister or best friend like Lindy, she gives gifts!
Too Faced Love Lisa SPF Lip Balm is the balm! This little beauty is packed with orange essential oils, shea butter, almond oil, and is paraben free PLUS it contains UVA/UVB SPF 15. And the packaging is adorable WOW! Again Kaite88 our #1 contributor says “I love this lip balm. When I put it on, my lips feel instantaneously moisturized and the product is quite creamy. One aspect that I love is that the product is supposed to smell like oranges and I think taste like them too, but when I put it on, it smells like vanilla and tastes like it too! The cause is great, and I can always find it in my purse because of the cute charm. Thanks Too Faced!”
I’d like to give a big “Thank YOU!” to all our customers and fans that give us such wonderful reviews! And a special thank you to Katie88 our #1 contributor, visit us again soon Katie!
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