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Personal Microderm Tool Kit

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When someone has dehydrated, pigmented skin they usually gravitate towards a cream to fix their dry skin woes. And it’s only natural, since moisturizing creams have been around for decades. Exfoliation, on another hand, has increased in popularity in recent years. Any aesthetician knows that if you are looking to make your skin look brighter, smoother and less pigmented then you should exfoliate!

Microdermabrasion sloughs off dead skin cells, induces faster skin cell regeneration and increases blood flow which helps to increase collagen production.

The Personal Microderm Tool is an amazing device that uses gritty disk attachments and vacuum suction to remove a thin layer of dead skin cells. This easy to use device is safe and comfortable for at-home use, so you don’t have to wait at the doctor’s office or shell out big bucks to get professional microdermabrasion results.

After your first PMD session you’ll notice that your skin looks brighter, more even toned, and much smoother. You will also notice that expression lines and enlarged pores are much less visible. Pigmentation and skin discoloration will also be less noticeable, and with continued use sun spots and freckles will become lighter and less prominent. If you have acne or mild burn scars the PMD will also lessen their appearance, depth, and severity.

You can find this amazing product at SkinStore.com!

 


Topix Replenix Green Tea Antioxidant Moisturizing Lotion [GIVEAWAY]

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The deep freeze of winter has set in and as a result your skin can often become dehydrated. To help prevent moisture loss and protect against the elements we suggest using Replenix Green Tea Antioxidant Moisturizing Lotion. This silky, fast absorbing daily face and body lotion helps to restore and maintain a healthy skin barrier while protecting against moisture loss. It’s specifically formulated to deliver a blend of nourishing, protective antioxidants, along with emollients to help smooth dry, often irritated skin.

This luxurious moisturizer soothes and protects the skin while reducing itching and redness. This formula is designed for all skin types even the most sensitive. The lotion is non-comedogenic, non-irritating and is free of preservatives, oil, alcohol and fragrances.

Key Ingredients:

-Lipids (Ceramide 2, Sterols) – Repair the natural moisture barrier and provide healing benefits to the skin.

-Green Tea Polyphenols, Caffeine and Resveratrol – Potent triple antioxidant blend to minimize the appearance of free radical induced damage as well as nourish and soothe the skin.

-Bisabolol (the active ingredient of chamomile) – Soothes and restores the elasticity and suppleness of the skin.

-Hyaluronic Acid, Glycerin, Yucca Polysaccharides – Replenishes and restores skin’s hydration balance.

-Squalane – Softens dry, irritated skin.

 

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New Year, New Look!

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Too Faced the Return of Sexy2014 is here and many of us are looking for a fresh new start! Too Faced the Return of Sexy is the perfect eye shadow palette to get your new look rolling! This eye palette has everything you need to create limitless looks all year long. With 15 stunning eye colors, a full size waterproof liner and deluxe size shadow primer and 3 signature how to Glamour Guides you’ll surely be inspired! Whether you’re looking for the perfect smokey eye for a fun night out or an office friendly day look this palette has got you covered!


New Year’s Resolutions for 2014? We Can Help!

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Is this the year you vow to eat right, exercise, take care of your skin? We may not have all the answers for you, but we can certainly help with key products that will get you on your way to your New Year’s resolutions!

So you want to eat right? At SkinStore.com we have a large assortment of supplements to help you with everything from aging skin to weight management from all of your favorite brands like Perricone MD, Pure Inventions, Thalgo and many more!

How about more exercise? You’ve been working out and feel that you need to kick it up a notch because you are just not seeing the result you want, sound familiar? Never fear SkinStore is here with some fine tools to get your bum in shape. The Wellbox Lipomassage Machine is one of our more popular cellulite and anti-aging tools available. In the privacy of your home, you can use the Wellbox improve the appearance of cellulite and re-contour your skin.  We also carry a wonderful new body buffer by BelleCore called the HoneyBelle BodyBuffer kit and the babyBelle BodyBuffer. Your skin will be as smooth as a baby’s bum!

Ah, skin care! It’s easy to find result driven products at SkinStore to help you take great care of your skin in 2014. We offer a wide selection of skin care tools ranging from light treatments, to micro currents, microdermabrasion and everything in between. A few of our staff “must haves” include the Baby Quasar MD, NuFace Trinity Device and the Personal Microderm Tool Kit. These easy to use tools offer different benefits from anti-aging to gentle resurfacing of your skin. With a few new additions to your skin care routine, you’ll be on your way to a new you in no time at all!


Quick Tip: Looking For A Gift?

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SkinStore eGift CertificateWe know that finding the right gift can be very challenging. As the gift giver you just don’t know if your friend (or love) would rather have a fragrance, skin care, a new beauty tool or oh-my-gosh…just about anything! Take the stress out of the equation and give the perfect gift – a gift certificate from SkinStore.com! The gift certificates are in denominations of $15, $25, $50, $75, $150, $200. Make gift giving easy, just click!

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An Apple a Day Keeps the Hair Dresser Away

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Are your locks not looking so luscious lately? Shiny, happy hair may be easier than you thought. Simply, scour the contents of your fridge and viola your strands are back in the game! All you need is apple juice, apple cider vinegar and pear juice for an easy at home remedy.

Apples not only keep the doctor away, but also revive tired, dull, over processed tresses. Apples contain key vitamins and are loaded with potassium to help strengthen your hair. Studies have also shown that apple polyphenols stimulate hair growth.

Pear juice is added to the mix, which contains a low pH balance. A low pH is crucial because it changes the hair’s electric charge, allowing the cuticle to lie flat. When the hair lies flat, light is reflected imparting a shinier appearance.

Last, but certainly not least is Apple cider vinegar. Vinegar is highly acidic, quickly removing excess oil from the scalp and waxy buildup. The hair is left squeaky clean, glossy and manageable.

Ingredients: 1 cup of apple juice, 1 cup of pear juice, and 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.

Directions: Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature and mix well before application. Apply treatment to freshly washed hair and leave on for three minutes. Rinse and condition hair as usual. Use as needed, when your locks require some extra good lovin’.

Or try a ready-made clarifying shampoo! We love Klorane Shampoo with Citrus Pulp!


Best Masques: Halloween Edition

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BOO! Happy All Hallows Eve! While your bunnies, ghosts, princesses and pirates are out trick-or-treating, treat yourself to a masque of your own, here are our favorite skin treats… no tricks involved:

Purifying masques
Oily and acne-prone skin types benefit from a weekly purifying masque. Purifying masques help to minimize the appearance of large pores while drawing out impurities and excess sebum. A purifying masque is typically clay based and contains anti-inflammatory and astringent properties.


Astara Blue Flame Purification Mask

Exfoliating masques
Everyone should exfoliate! An exfoliating masque will remove dead skin cells from your skin. Exfoliating masques provide brightening, purifying and tightening benefits. After exfoliating, treatment products will penetrate deeper into the skin.

June Jacobs Perfect Pumpkin Peeling Enzyme Masque

Brightening masques
Dull skin can benefit from a brightening masque. Brightening masques are infused with glow-getting antioxidant ingredients like berry extracts and vitamin C.

Alchimie Forever Kantic Brightening Moisture Mask

Soothing masques:
If you’ve over-exfoliated, or if you have sensitive skin, or if you’re looking to calm a sunburn then soothing masques are for you! A soothing masque will deposit cooling, calming and hydrating ingredients into the skin.

Sundari Apricot and Shea Hydra Soothing Mask
Pevonia Soothing Sensitive Skin Mask

Hydrating masques

Dry skin loves a hydrating masque. Hydrating masques contain moisture-driving ingredients like sodium hyaluronate, essential oils, kernel oils and shea butter which soften the skin.

June Jacobs Intensive Age Defying Hydrating Masque
SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Masque

Have a blast masquing! No costumes necessary!

Tell us what your favorites masque is – we’d love to hear!


Sugar & Spice and Other Foods Nice

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Whether you’re looking to improve your skin or overall health these wonder foods gotcha covered!

Broccoli: Your mother always told you to eat your vegetables. It’s time to start listening! Loaded with vitamin C, broccoli aides with iron absorption, prevents the formation of cataracts and may help defend against the common cold. This versatile veggie is also high in folic acid, which is often taken as a supplement during pregnancy.

Spinach: PopEye the Sailor Man shouldn’t be the only one eating spinach. Spinach is one of the most nutrient-dense foods in existence. It’s extremely low in calories (40 calories per cup) yet high in vitamins. Just one cup of this leafy green surpasses your daily requirement of vitamin A and K. It contains more than 20 valuable nutrients including fiber, calcium and protein.

Cinnamon: Sprinkle away! Cinnamon has so many wonderful benefits. Not only does cinnamon naturally suppress your appetite, it’s antibacterial, helps regulate blood sugar, lowers LDL cholesterol and it’s a great source of fiber, iron and calcium. Plus, a simple whiff of cinnamon boosts memory and cognitive function according to a study conducted by Dr. P. Zoladz at the annual meeting of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences.

Raw Honey: Instead of a spoonful of sugar in your tea, swap it out with honey. Honey is Mother Nature’s own sweetener. Among the many accolades of honey are its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Some countries even use it to aide in wound healing. It’s also believed to be helpful for allergy sufferers. Eating the honey of local bees in your area may prevent seasonal allergies. Bees pollinate neighboring plants, and the pollen eventually ends up in the honey. Ingesting the honey builds your body’s natural tolerance to seasonal allergies.

Coconut Milk: For those of you that are lactose intolerant, coconut milk is a great dairy free alternative. You’re still getting all of the essential vitamins and minerals of milk without the upset tummy. Coconut milk is rich in calcium, potassium, chloride, and vitamin A and E. It’s also proven to improve bone and dental health. In fact, you may even find yourself with fewer cases of the cold; coconut boosts the immune system, fighting off germs and bacteria. Coconut milk is also widely used in beauty products to hydrate, repair and heal the skin and hair.

Garlic: The medicinal properties of garlic have been used for centuries. Folklore attributes garlic to preventing everything from mosquito bites, the plague, and yes, even vampires. Although these claims are unfounded, it’s nice to imagine that they are true. Modern science has deemed garlic as a powerful antioxidant containing Vitamin E and coenzyme Q10, which stop the damaging effects of free radicals. It has also been found to help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, according to researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

A few simple tweaks in your diet can pay off with a multitude of health benefits! So, eat up!


Classic Beauty Tips

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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!

 


Fall Beauty Trends

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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



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