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Camping Essentials 101

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Summer is in full effect which means more time spent outdoors and long weekend getaways. For many, camping is at the top of the  list as a favorite summer pastime. There’s nothing better than pitching a tent under the stars and enjoying all that the wilderness has to offer. Other than your given necessaries to pack like a sleeping bag and tasty smores, here are a few of our beauty must haves when you are without the luxuries of your home.

Philosophy Purity Made Simple One Step Facial Cleansing Cloths- wipe away dirt, makeup and oil in one step. These cloths are perfect for on the go and no water is needed for rinsing!

Alterna Bamboo Beach Mango Refreshing Dry Shampoo- Refresh your hair when you are unable to wash it. Absorbs oil and leaves your hair with a clean summer-fresh scent.

La Roche Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Spray- this alcohol-free lotion spray for outdoor sports and activities makes it convenient to protect your skin from harmful UVA-UVB rays. Enjoy the sun without the burn!

LaVanilla The Healthy Deodorant Pure Vanilla- Make sure you are smelling your best even when you are not feeling so fresh with this all natural deodorant. It has a exotic blend of Madagascar Vanilla, Tonka Bean and Rich Heliotrope.

Avene Thermal Spring Water- Not only should you drink plenty of water, but make sure your skin is hydrated and refreshed. It is a unique composition that soothes, softens and restores the skins natural balance.

With these essentials in tote we’re sure you’ll be a happy camper! You can find the products mentioned on SkinStore.com.


Micro-Current Tools: The 5 Minute Face Lift!

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Do you want to look years younger without going under the knife? Micro-current devices are a great option for anyone looking to firm and tone their skin. This technology is designed to soften wrinkles and rejuvenate skin, including skin damaged by sunburn, acne, stretch marks, cellulite and scarring. When used on the face, the treatments have become known as a “non-surgical facelift.” Micro-current mimics the body’s own bio-electric current and works by passing low frequency, direct current through muscle tissue to stimulate the muscle fibers. At home micro-current tools are a very effective option and growing in popularity.

Our most popular micro-current device NuFace Trinity delivers unparalleled professional results in an easy to use at-home system. The NuFace Trinity is newly updated with an ergonomic design to deliver an amazing user experience. With the addition of interchangeable Infrared light treatment heads for added functionality, the NuFace Trinity makes it easy to achieve results in as little as 5 minutes a day.

Another customer favorite is the WrinkleMD Eye HA Deep Infusion System. This groundbreaking tool uses a Hyaluronic filler system with  gentle micro-current to deliver Hyaluronic Acid — the wrinkle-filler injected by dermatologists — and peptides by infusing them into the layers of your skin, deeper than creams or serums can reach. Each 40-minute treatment targets wrinkles with an intensive boost of Hyaluronic Acid. Visible results are immediate and continue to improve with as little as one treatment per week. All you will feel is a gentle, euphoric tingle and all you see is beautiful, younger-looking skin!

You can find the devices mentioned above and other great beauty tools at SkinStore.com.


A Guide to Whiter Teeth

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Nothing makes us look older than we are (even balding) than dull yellowing teeth.  Despite the rewards of having a gym body, having used all the latest skincare products, sporting those sexy new sunglasses, wearing the hottest new trends in apparel, or having that full head of hair… a yellow smile makes us look OLD!

There’s no doubt that yellowing teeth are not only unattractive, but they send the message that we’re older than we really are.  Not Good!  Brushing, flossing and seeing your dentist on a regular basis are essential in keeping your teeth in great shape.  Not smoking or drinking coffee is another great way to cut back on the premature yellowing.

But what happens when we’ve done all this and our smiles just aren’t as radiant as they used to be…a smile and a wink to that special someone doesn’t get you playful response anymore?

There are so many products and infomercials out there claiming their product can achieve results better, faster, and cheaper!

The first thing is to check with your dentist and make sure the product you choose is safe for you. Make sure the product is FDA approved and comes with some sort of return policy if you’re not pleased.

SkinStore offers some excellent products to help you brighten your smile at home safely.

GoSMILE 9 Count Speed Whitening System – “GoSMILE will give you the white teeth you’ve always wanted, quickly and effectively – with none of the mess, hassle, or discomfort of some other whitening systems. It’s so easy to use, you can’t help but smile! Simply flip, pop and whiten your way to a bright, fresh new look.

Supersmile Professional Whitening System  – “There’s no hassle with trays, strips or brush on gels, use an accelerant and tooth paste twice a day and see dramatically whiter teeth!”

GoSMILE Touch Up Fresh Mint – Freshen your breath and keep your smile clean in between brushing. “Use these ampoules to help polish teeth after and between whitenings. Just open, squeeze and apply to teeth after eating and drinking to help keep stains from setting on teeth.

Now go out and charm your date with those dimples and pearly whites!


Get Perfect Waves with T3 Single Pass Whirl Styling Wand

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T3 SinglePass Whirl Styling WandHave you ever wondered how to get those perfect runway style waves that don’t require a professional stylist to do your hair? Well now you can easily do them yourself with the T3 Single Pass Whirl Styling Wand. A simple to use, at home tool makes it so even the  styling  beginners of the world can curl their entire head without fumbling around with a curling iron. It is easy as section, position, wrap and release! The T3 Single Pass Whirl Styling Wand uses top of the line tourmaline, ionic and ceramic technology to give you beautiful waves with the least amount of heat damage possible. Check out the video below for a quick rundown on how to use the device safely and effectively. 15 minutes for flawless curls!


Eye Oasis

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The delicate eye area is often one of the first places to show dehydration. A lack of moisture can lead to wrinkled skin aeyeccentuating fines lines. Skin around the eyes is much thinner than other areas of the face, which is why you need a product that is specifically formulated for the eyes.  Here are a few of our must have eye creams for maximum hydration:

SkinCeuticals Eye Balm- A synergistic combination of highly effective, yet gentle phytochemicals rehabilitates mature, aging skin around the delicate eye area. This rich, corrective emollient treatment is specifically formulated to counter the three prime signs of aging— moisture loss, collagen breakdown, and free radical damage. A natural anti-inflammatory is added to reduce the appearance of under-eye puffiness, while a soothing agent derived from the chamomile plant calms irritated skin.

Suki Eye Repair Balm- An intensive, delicate eye treatment salve for all skin types. Formulated with beta carotene, pro-vitamin a (carrot oil), omega oils & fatty acids (evening primrose) & polyphenols (grapeseed). This combination of ingredients helps reduce visible lines & wrinkles, nourishes cells, helps prevent visible signs of aging, loss of firmness, oxidative stress, deep dryness & dehydration. This product is vegan friendly.

Murad Hydro Dynamic Ultimate Eye Moisture- This lightweight gel-cream infuses the delicate eye-area with essential nutrients needed to increase cellular hydration providing firmer, plumper, more youthful-looking skin. Suitable for even those with sensitive eyes.

Vichy Aquilia Thermal Eye Roll On- This lightweight hydrogel combines Vichy Thermal Water, Hyaluronic Acid, Dextran and Escin. This formula hydrates and soothes fragile eye contour tissues. Visibly reduces dark circles, puffiness and dehydration lines around the eye area.

Don’t forget, drinking plenty of water is critical to keep your skin hydrated and nourished!


Staff Favorites: Macey

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MaceyWorking at SkinStore.com I’m lucky enough to try the best of the best in skincare. The following products have made it to the top of my favorites list!

Arcona Magic White Ice is my morning and evening hydrator. It is an ultra-light gel that absorbs quickly and does not feel heavy on my skin. I have oily break out prone skin, and it does not make my skin congested or shiny. Arcona is a natural product line, and is formulated with top of the line ingredients that are most beneficial to the skin. I highly recommend it!

SkinCeuticals Retinol is my hero product for a smooth, flawless complexion. I have worked my way up to using the SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0 every night and my skin has never looked better.  This product contains the highest concentrations of pure retinol, and with continued use you can tell! It helps stimulate cell regeneration, build collagen, smooth out lines\wrinkles, minimize pore size, diminish age spots and corrects uneven skin tones.

Once you start using the Clarisonic ARIA you won’t be able to wash your face without it! After the first use you will have results you can feel. My face has never felt so soft and clean. The Clarisonic devices are designed to cleanse your skin 6x better than your hands alone. Not only is it a wonderful cleansing tool, but it removes impurities from the pores, helps increase product absorption, reduces dry\oily patches on the skin and helps clear blemishes.

If you haven’t already, give these wonderful products a try! My skin has never looked better!


Too Faced Lip Injection

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Lip Enhanchers vs. Lip PlumpersHave you ever wanted full, voluptuous lips without the having to pay the high cost for fillers? Well look no further! Too Faced Lip Injection increases the volume of the lips up to 20% within minutes and lasts up to 4 hours.  It contains a natural Vitamin B derivative that increases circulation within the lip creating a very noticeable lip-plumping action. Simply apply a thin layer to clean lips, let it sit for 5 minutes and voila! You will know the product is working with results you can see and feel. When the product is first applied you may experience a tingling sensation that goes away after a few minutes.

If you are in the market for a lip plumper that offers immediate and long term results, you’ll love the Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme.  This formula hydrates, nourishes and uses their unique “20-40-60 Boost” technology.  Your lips can appear to have a volume increase up to 20%, 40% fuller and lip moisture can increase up to 60%. With just 1 application you will get results that amaze!


Quick Tip: No More Shine!

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Tatcha Original Aburatorigami Japanese Beauty Blotting PapersIn these warmer months you may feel like the oil production in your skin is increasing at a rapid rate.  If you’re constantly having to remove excess oil throughout the day with a napkin, paper towel, toilet paper etc. you may be disturbing your makeup and taking hydration from the skin that it needs.  I highly recommend throwing a pack of the TATCHA Japanese Beauty Blotting Papers in your purse and no more unneeded trips to the bathroom!

These handmade papers were used by gold craftsman to protect the precious metal they hammered to enrobe the majestic pavilions in Imperial Japan. Their gold-leaf artistry transformed the paper into aburatorigami, a very soft, strong and absorbent leaflet.

Today, this technology has been used in these papers and has created an amazing blotting product that will remove excess oil without removing makeup, stripping the skin or causing irritation. The formula is free of fragrance, powders, pulp and can be used by any skin type. For a petal fresh complexion, gently pat a single leaflet of TATCHA Aburatorigami on the face anywhere there is excess oil.  Use both sides of each sheet and discard afterwards.


Dry Shampoo to the Rescue

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I know there are plenty of busy bodies in this world like me, and if you haven’t heard of one of the best on-the-go secrets, I’d like to fill you in. Dry shampoo!! I think we are all guilty of running late sometimes, being a little lazy, or just being active at the gym and not being able to wash our hair afterwards. The Oscar Blandi Pronto Invisible Volumizing Dry Shampoo should be our new best friend. A few quick sprays to the roots of your hair will allow the gentle starches to absorb excess oils and product build up. Not only is it great when there is no time to shower, but it works as a volumizer and pick me up for your hair. The fresh lemon verbena fragrance will give your hair that clean scent you’ll love!


Frederic Fekkai PrX Reparatives

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Frederic Fekkai PrX Reparatives Intensive Fortifying MaskThere are many things that wreak havoc on your hair; from the environment, hard water, chemically treating, and using styling tools etc. There are a few must have items by Frederic Fekkai that should be in every girls bathroom. The new PrX Repairitives line is designed to restore damaged hair using a dual action technology that works at the structural level of the hair to protect against keratin loss. The Frederic Fekkai PrX Reparatives Shampoo removes impurities and build up while nourishing each strand. The Frederic Fekkai PrX Reparatives Conditioner conditions the hair and restores smoothness. And last but not least, my personal favorite that has made my hair feel amazing is the Frederic Fekkai PrX Reparatives Intensive Fortifying Mask. This mask hydrates, strengthens the hair, leaves your hair feeling extremely smooth and gives it a beautiful shine!



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