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Pro Beauty Probiotics

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Can bacteria be good for beauty?  Yes! Probiotics are another weapon in the arsenal for great skin. These tiny warriors can help to clear up acne by preventing inflammation and infection.  They can also help alleviate eczema by assisting in oxygen release, blood flow and better skin breathing.  Who would have thought that microbiology could have such a macro effect?

Try New Chapter Organics Probiotic All-Flora Vegetarian Capsules with Live probiotics for optimal digestive and immune system function.

Topical probiotics can also slow down the aging process by improving moisturization, stimulating cell function and regenerating mature skin cells. All of this leads to a softer, smoother complexion. Bioelements Probiotic Anti-Aging Serum helps to strengthen the skin’s natural barrier protection.


Flawless Looks with Boscia BB Cream

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Do you have that one go-to product that makes your skin look flawless? If you don’t, you may want to try the Boscia BB Cream SPF 27. This multi-beneficial product is oil-free, yet it hydrates, firms, helps diminish the size of your pores, fine lines, and evens out your skin tone as it creates a smooth canvas on your skin. The BB Cream comes in a universal shade that adjusts to complement most skin tones while covering imperfections and giving you a natural look you’ll love! Not only will it help your skin look better instantly, but it is packed with protective antioxidants and has SPF 27 PA++ to defend your skin from any future damaged caused by the sun and environment.  The Boscia BB Cream is quick and easy to apply, so give it a try and speed up your morning beauty routine! We bet you’ll love it just as much as we do!


Don’t Front on Your Back

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Summer is almost here and spaghetti straps and halter tops are soon to follow.  So let’s go ahead and look “back” for clear skin. Body washes with salicylic acid help to clear pores and minimize their appearance. Murad Acne Body Wash banishes body breakouts with this powerful, patented body wash.

A few good tools can also help to get you “back” inline. The Clarisonic PLUS Skin Care System with Spot Treatment has an amazing body brush attachment that works wonders and sends ultrasonic pulses down your spine.

Tone that down with an easy to use spray like Glytone Back Acne Spray. This treatment for back acne uses a 2% salicylic acid blend to help treat and prevent blemishes. The spray bottle is packaged in a new innovative pump bottle that allows for convenient upside down spraying.

Peel out of that dull uneven skin with Philosophy the Microdelivery Multi Use Peel Pads now in a larger size! Great for use on the neck, décolleté, and back – anywhere you crave smoother, softer skin.


Enhance your Lashes & Brows with RapidLash

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Dry, brittle, thin eyelashes or eye brows a problem for you? Well not anymore! In just weeks you can have longer and fuller lashes or brows with RapidLash! This polypeptide high performance serum is clinically proven to lengthen lashes and brows.  Not only does it have an great price point compared to some of its competitors, but it has been ophthalmologist-tested and found to be safe to use and non-irritating even for those with sensitive eyes or contact lense wearers. Simple to use, apply RapidLash once daily before bed to a clean dry surface. Applied like eyeliner to your upper lash line, start on the inner corner of the eye making a thin line to the outer eye. In approximately 3-4 weeks you should see a noticeable improvement to your lashes and/or brows. Once you have achieved your desired results, it is recommended that you continue use of RapidLash to maintain the appearance and condition of your beautiful new lashes and brows!


Helping Hands

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With all our hands do on daily basis it is so important to give your hands a hand. Washing dishes, gardening, typing, and any other prehensile manipulation can leave the hands feeling rough and dry. Hands can suffer from a loss of volume, the skin becomes thin and loose. The brightness can disappear and discolorations set in.

Products with Shea butter and Sodium Hyaluronate can infuse moisture and give hands a soft supple appeal. StriVectin-SD Volumizing Hand Treatment is a super-charged formula that fights 5 signs of aging in hands. Also NIA24 Sun Damage Repair for Décolletage and Hands is also a nutrient-rich cream that visibly diminishes age spots and discolorations.

Using a hand treatment that renews and resurfaces can be a lack luster fingers new found friend. DermaQuest Skin Therapy SkinBrite Hand and Body will achieve luminous skin on your hands and body with this pigment-reducing cream.  Another option is Dermelect Timeless Anti-Aging Hand Treatment to restore the youthful appearance to your hands.


Hot Ingredient: Peptides

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With so many ingredients and buzz words in skin care it can be hard to keep up. But don’t fret because we are going to keep you in the know by defining peptides.

Peptides are naturally occurring chemical messengers, each one instructs the skin to behave in a certain manner. Some peptides can reduce the signs of aging by increasing collagen production, which will firm the skin from the inside.  Other peptides send the message for the skin to “relax” and the result is wrinkle reduction.

Here are some peptide-powered products:

DermaQuest Skin Therapy Peptide Mobilizer uses Argirilene (Hexapeptide-3) a wrinkle inhibitor that will reduce pre-existing wrinkle depth and relax facial tension.

Euoko Y-30 Intense Lift Concentrate has Leuphasyl peptide that helps regulate muscle contraction. This is especially beneficial for reducing the depth of wrinkles around the eyes and forehead areas.

Kinerase Pro Therapy C8 Peptide Intensive Treatment & Kinerase C8 Peptide Intensive Treatment incorporates the peptide Octapeptide to extend and lengthen the muscle, reducing wrinkle depth.

Kate Somerville HydraKate Line Release Face Serum has the peptide Matrixyl 3000 (Pentapeptide-3) to aid in the synthesis of new collagen. It is stronger than Vitamin C and works faster than Retinol without the irritating side-effects.

Peter Thomas Roth UnWrinkle has the peptide Tripeptide, synthetic snake venom that temporarily debilitates the muscle, keeping it from contracting and thereby smoothing lines in the wrinkle prone area.


How to Get Stronger Nails

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If you are anything like me, you love your nails to look good but those trips to the nail salon get quite expensive!  After hearing such great reviews about the Trind Natural Nail Repair, I had to try it for myself. Within a couple of weeks I was in love! Talk about clear, strong nails. This formula tightens the protein-molecules while leaving space for the natural moisturizers, which makes the nails stronger and healthier. Anyone with brittle or dull nails can definitely appreciate a product like this. Very easy to use, for the first 2 weeks apply one coat daily directly to the nails. The following day, remove the former coat with nail polish remover. For maintenance you only need to use it once a week. Once you see how great your nails look with just this one item, try incorporating in some of the other Trind products for magazine worthy nails!


Clarisonic Safe Cleansers

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If you follow the skincare and beauty industry, I am sure you have heard about the thousands of people who have fallen in love with the Clarisonic cleansing systems. Let’s just say, once you wash your face with it, I doubt you will ever be able to go without it! Clarisonic sonic skin cleansing is the latest innovation in advanced skin care. It’s more effective than traditional cleansing, yet gentle on your skin. It not only cleanses the skin, but also helps reduce dry patches, blemishes, and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Here at SkinStore we get a lot of inquires about which cleansers are safe to use with the Clarisonic systems. While Clarisonic themselves do have a line of cleansers, you can use any non-abrasive cleanser with your device. The Kinerase Gentle Daily Cleanser is ideal for all skin types as it washes away impurities on a daily basis without stripping the skin. It is a great everyday cleanser and also is very effective for removing make-up including mascara. The Purlisse Pur Delicate Gentle Soy Milk Cleanser is a mild soap-free, non-foaming cleanser that respects that delicate nature of your skin. Its non-irritating ingredients make it perfect for sensitive skin types.  For those combination to oily skin types, the Avene Gentle Gel Cleanser is a rinse off cleanser that is formulated to gently cleanse the skin and remove make-up. Last but not least the Pevonia Dry Skin Cleanser is creamy and light textured with a water-soluble formula that does not leave a filmy residue. It lifts away impurities while hydrating the skin. All the cleansers that have been mentioned above are suitable for sensitive skin types. These are just a few of our favorites so keep in mind there are hundreds that can be used with your Clarisonic system!


Exfoliate with ExfoliKate!

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Exfoliate your way to a brighter more even complexion with results you can see and feel! Everyone always loves that baby face, fresh and clean feel after they leave their facial appointment. Well now you can have that feeling at home. Formulated with microbeads, fruit enzymes and salicylic acid, the Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment will leave you with healthier looking skin after just one treatment! It became a personal favorite of mine after the first use. It’s best used once or twice each week, morning or evening, to keep skin radiant. Apply a thin, even layer to a clean, wet face, massaging in a circular motion for 30 seconds. Leave on for up to two minutes. Rinse off with warm water and gently pat dry and experience the results! This product does increase circulation which can cause the skin to flush for a short time. If you have sensitive skin it is best to leave it on for less than a minute or use the ExfoliKate Gentle Exfoliating Treatment. And for those with a problematic skin type, we highly recommend the ExfoliKate Acne Clearing Exfoliating Treatment to give you that glow, while targeting blemishes and helping to prevent new breakouts.

  • Tip from Kate Somerville: Use ExfoliKate in the shower as the steam will help to activate the enzymes, making it even more effective.


Expert Advice at SkinStore.com!

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Did you know that SkinStore.com has qualified skin care professionals like Estheticians and Cosmetologists available to help you with your skin care needs? We offer live chat, email, and phone support during our regular office hours and we are happy to answer any of your beauty and skin care questions. With literally thousands of products to choose from, let us help you make the right choice for you! Call, email or chat with us anytime, or request a complimentary consultation. We are happy to help!



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