Roses have long been admired for their enchanting beauty and fragrance. However they have many more benefits that their looks alone. Rose oil has been used for centuries in skincare and is suitable for all skin types. However, rose oil is most beneficial for individuals with sensitive, dry, aging skin. Rose aides to reduce redness, boosts circulation within the skin, increases elasticity, strengthens capillary walls and provides an astringent effect. Some of the most popular roses used in skincare are Musk rose, Damask rose, Dog rose, and French rose. The benefits of the rose are abundant and it comes with a costly price tag. In order to extract just one drop of rose oil it takes approximately 30 roses!
Some of our most beloved products that contain rose oil are Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist, Dermelect Resurface Stem Cell Reconstructing Serum, Phytomer Rosee Visage Toning Cleansing Lotion, and Sundari Rose Lavender Hydrating Mask.
Dr.Dennis Gross is a New York City dermatologist to the elite, and he’s famous worldwide for his Alpha Beta Daily Face Peels. Dr. Gross took his acclaimed peel even further and created Alpha Beta Glow Pads. It’s not just any peel pad, mind you, they’re exfoliating alpha and beta hydroxyl acid pads that are enriched with vitamins, antioxidants and a self-tanning compound. Each pad nourishes the skin, provides anti-aging, brightening, and anti-acne benefits while giving the skin a natural, sun-kissed, radiant look.
The Dr.Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pads never leave your skin orange or streaky! These pads can be used in conjunction with the Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel (or with the Extra Strength Alpha Beta Peel) on a daily basis, or when you need that little pick-me-up! Who wouldn’t want believable, natural color, anti-aging benefits and exfoliation in a streak-free self-tanning formula?! Everyone at SkinStore.com (even the guys) can attest to just how wonderful this product is.
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The search for your fave eye cream is over! Caudalie Premier Cru the Eye Cream is your solution for those of us who are looking to combat all the signs of aging around the eyes: wrinkles, loss of firmness, lack of radiance, dehydration, dark circles, and puffiness. This exclusive formula has not just one, but three patents: Resveratol, grape vine sap Viniferine, and grape-seed Polyphenols which address all the signs of aging.
After one use, eyes are immediately brightened with pearlized light diffusing pigments. Skin around the eyes feels cool and refreshed. With continued use the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are diminished and the eye contour appears more lifted and firm.
To increase anti-puffiness and anti-wrinkle benefits apply the cream by gently tapping around the orbital bone and under the eye area with your ring finger. This will help stimulate blood circulation and has a slight draining effect.
This eye cream is one of our tried and true favorites!
As the temperatures begin to drop heading into the fall and winter months it’s easy to neglect the dehydrated skin on our bodies. Our faces get all the attention and we have a tendency to ignore our body’s cries for help. It’s time to give your body the care and respect it deserves! Here are a couple of our favorite and most effective body products.
M2 Skin Technologies Body Refinish (formerly known as Mama Lotion) is an excellent treatment body moisturizer. Be warned, this isn’t your standard froofy, smells pretty, but doesn’t hydrate body lotion. This is a highly concentrated treatment product for the body. It’s great to even out skin tone, soften skin, repair sun damage, keratosis pilaris and eczema. The formula contains several active ingredients that effectively treat various skin conditions. M2 Body Refinish has a blend of 15% Malic and Mandelic Acid, which evens out skin tone and texture. It also has a hydrating combination of humectants like sunflower seed oil, hyaluronic acid, algae extract, aloe and vitamin E that smoothes and softens the skin. After just a few days of use your skin will show noticeable improvement. (FYI don’t use immediately after shaving, wait a few hours before application, it may sting because of the acid content.)
Clarisonic has added a new tool to their lineup, the Clarisonic Plus SkinCare System with Spot Treatment. This machine can not only be used on the face, but the body as well. Say adios to dry, rough skin! This machine speeds up the exfoliation process into hyper drive. It’s especially nice for troublesome areas like the decollate, knees, elbows, and feet. With continual use your skin will have fewer dry patches, be softer, firmer, and smoother with improved texture. Make sure to use it with the Clarisonic Refining Body Polish for awesome results. The body polish contains green tea, jojoba beads, prickly pear, and acai fruit oil, which leaves your skin extra smooth and hydrated.
If you’re looking for an instant fix, for a last minute night out NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Golden Shimmer Multi-Usage Dry Oil Splash does the trick! This is one of my new favorite little wonder products because it instantly gives our skin a golden youthful glow. It’s a dry multi-usage oil spray that gives a tanned shimmer effect. The skin looks like it’s radiating from within, without all the work. The formula contains a mix of 30% plant oils and vitamin E to nourish and repair the skin. It can be applied to the face, body and hair. It’s fabulous for bare legs, arms and decollate when you’re getting all dolled up for a hot date or special event. Your skin will be hydrated, golden and vibrant in a snap!
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Classic beauty withstands the test of time. Starlets like Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, and Princess Diana all share a common grace and elegance. Images of them today remain as iconic and in style as ever before. Idealized for their beauty, we can follow their lead, incorporating effortless style into our own daily make-up regimen.
Timeless make-up is youthful and fresh. Try to avoid colors that are either too bright or too dark and steer clear of outlandish trends. Neutral colors that enhance your natural skin tone are best.
Face: The right foundation lays the groundwork for a timeless look. First, prime and prep the skin. Make-up goes on smoother and lasts longer when you apply a moisturizer and make-up primer. Moisturizer hydrates and plumps the skin, while a primer camouflages large pores and imperfections. Keep in mind, less is more with foundation. Apply foundation sparingly, while paying special attention to areas that need more coverage and blend outward. For liquid foundation users, set with a translucent powder for long lasting coverage.
Eyes: The trick is to play up the natural shape and color of your eyes. Neutral shades of beige, gray, brown, gold, champagne, pale pink, mauve, and plum are best. Start by applying a light to medium shade of beige, nude, champagne, or pink as the all over base color. Next, accentuate the crease and outer corner of the eye with a darker shade. A medium gray, brown, or plum that is two to three shades darker than the base color creates perfect definition. Lastly, add highlight just below the brow and to the inside corner of the eye. A very light nude, white, or pale pink with a hint of iridescence works beautifully.
Next, accentuate the shape of your eyes by lining the top eyelid following closely along the lash line with a dark brown, gray or black liner. Leave the bottom eye unlined for a fresh faced look or line sparingly from the bottom inside corner of the eye and darken in color towards the outside corner of the eye. This draws more attention to the outside corners of the eyes, making eyes appear larger. Finish off the eyes with a few coats of dark brown or black mascara to the top and bottom lashes.
Insider tip: Black liner and mascara will make the whites of your eyes whiter and brightens tired eyes.
Cheeks: Often disregarded, yet one of the simplest ways to brighten your complexion is by applying blush. A rosy flush gives cheeks a youthful healthy glow. Select a color that matches your natural flush or if you were to pinch your cheeks. Sweep the color from the apples of the cheeks towards your hairline. Remember to build the color gradually, to avoid applying too much.
Insider tip: To slim the face blend a contour color to the hollows of your cheeks, just below the cheekbone. Select a matte bronzer or powder foundation that is slightly darker than your skin tone. Finish with a touch of highlighting powder on the top of the cheekbone for added pop.
Lips: Lip color should enhance and brighten your natural tone. The key is to pick a color that is one to two shades darker than your natural lip color. To create fullness, line your lips with a lip liner that matches or is slightly darker than your lip color. For added dimension add a bit of gloss in a lighter shade to the center of your pout.
Brows: Polish off your timeless daytime look by grooming your brows. Fill in with a neutral toned brow pencil that matches your natural hair color. Start from the head of the brow using light feathery strokes as you make your way towards the arch and tail of the brow. Next, define the shape of your brows by tweezing stray hairs. Lastly, apply a clear brow gel to set your hairs in place.
Insider tip: Tweezing too many hairs at once can leave holes or gaps in the brow. For better precision, use tweezers with a slanted tip for tweezing one hair at a time.
SkinStore has all of the products you need to acheive the perfect classic look!
SkinStore.com has just what you need to achieve Fall’s latest beauty trends. Right off the runway from the classic cat eye, red lips, prune eyes, wine hued lips, sunset shadows and steel eyes we’ve got you covered! Here are our top picks for Fall.
Cat Eyes: Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner – Intense Black
Red Lips: DuWop Private Lipstick Red
Plum Eyes: Stila Eye Shadow Trio – Venus
Wine Hued Lips: Too Faced La Crème Color Drenched Lip Cream – Divine Wine
Steel Eyes: IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Eyeshadow Trio in Pretty in Smoke
Sunset Shadow: Jane Iredale PurePressed Eye Shadow – Rose Gold
SkinStore.com is your source for this year’s hottest Fall nail colors. From midnight blue to emerald green, we have a huge selection of the perfect colors for your beautiful Autumn nails. Looking for nail treatment products? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! Click here for our top picks!
1. butter LONDON 3 Free Nail Lacquer – Royal Navy: Nautical and naughty, this navy is the answer to your dark lacquer dreams.
2. Deborah Lippmann Nail Color – Lady is a Tramp: A classic sanguine red creme.
3. SpaRitual Nail Lacquer – Optical Illusion: A lively golden green glitter with superior shine, dry time and coverage.
4. Deborah Lippmann Nail Color – Let’s Go Crazy: A royal purple glitter.
5. SpaRitual Nail Lacquer – Slate: A grey metallic shimmer with superior shine, dry time and coverage.
6. butter LONDON 3 Free Nail Lacquer British Racing Green: Dark, “hunter green” that was the backstage darling when used at this season’s shows.
Product mavens are always on the hunt for the latest and greatest lotion or potion. They’re hoping to discover an ingredient so magical; it will unleash the gift of eternal youth. Although the fountain of youth has yet to be discovered, the newest wonder ingredient to hit the market is Argireline. Manufacturers near and far are scooping up this key ingredient up in hopes of adding it to their newest concoctions.
Argireline, also known as acetyl hexapeptide-3 is a revolutionary peptide shown to relax facial muscles therefore smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. Peptides are made up of proteins, which stimulates collagen production resulting in a more youthful appearance. Argireline, acetyl hexapaptide-3 is a chain of six amino acids attached to the residue of acetic acid.
The topical application of Argireline is an effective alternative to Botox treatments without the need of painful injections. Similar to Botox, acetyl hexapeptide-3 relaxes muscle contractions lessening the appearance of crow’s feet, frown lines, and deep lines on the forehead.
Two of our most popular products containing Acetyl Hexapeptide-3 are DermaQuest Skin Therapy Peptide Mobilizer and Janson Beckett AlphaDerma CE. This formula also contains alpha lipoic acid, vitamin C ester, DMAE, elastin, collagen, and soy. This powerful combination of ingredients work synergistically; the skin is brighter, firmer, smoother, and moisturized with undeniable results.
Looking to add a quick and easy boost to your skincare routine? Alchimie Forever Kantic Brightening Mask does just that! Your complexion is instantly revived, glowing and radiant. It’s great to use right before a big event or to indulge at home with your own mini facial. This creamy mask is packed full of natural botanicals to soothe redness, brighten dull skin and hydrate for a radiant glow. Oats soften the skin while wild pansies soothe distressed skin and calm irritation. Grape extracts protect the skin from environmental stress and blueberry reduces facial redness. For best results we recommend to apply twice a week for 15-20 minutes on clean skin. This mask is suitable for all skin types, but is ideal for dry, sensitive or even rosacea prone skin types. Can’t wait to try it?! Enter our SkinStore Giveaway for your chance to win your very own! CLICK HERE to enter.
Avoiding foods because of their bad reputation? I would’ve thought your mom taught you better than that! You can’t believe everything that you hear or read. Here’s the lowdown on some of the most notorious foods, with surprising results!
Bad Rap: High in fat and calories (16 grams of fat and 188 calories per two tablespoons)
Fact: Nuts are a great source of heart healthy unsaturated fats and provide essential fatty acids. Peanut Butter also helps you feel satisfied longer, preventing cravings in between meals.
Bad Rap: High in fat (half of one has 14.8 grams)
Fact: Decreases the risk of heart disease because they are high in “good” monounsaturated fat. Avocado is also high in potassium, which is an important mineral for regulating blood pressure.
Bad Rap: Increases blood pressure, jittery side effect
Fact: Boosts energy and contains chlorogenic acid, which has been linked to preventing diabetes and Parkinson’s disease.
Bad Rap: Loaded with sugar
Fact: Packed with antioxidants, grape juice has similar health benefits to red wine. Studies have shown that it aides in lowering blood pressure and “bad” cholesterol levels. It also boosts memory and helps prevent aging.
Bad Rap: Often fried and loaded with butter or cheese make it an extremely unhealthy dish.
Fact: Without adding all of the high fat, high calories toppings, potatoes are surprisingly a low calorie food. Potatoes are high in fiber, vitamin C, and B6, and a mere 103 calories. Skip the sour cream and opt for a dollop of low fat yogurt for a fit alternative.
Bad Rap: Raise cholesterol levels and high in fat
Fact: Eggs are great sources of protein and low in calories. Plus, the American Dietetic Association found that people who ate eggs for breakfast had more energy and a lower body weight than those who ate a carb loaded meal.
Now that you know the truth, dig in. They all deserve a second chance!