Lately, the beauty industry has been abuzz about the latest miracle ingredient which isn’t all that revolutionary. In fact, the latest trend has been around for centuries. Camellia Oleifera, or commonly known as Green Tea, extract has been harvested and used for a wide variety of remedies for conditions like heart disease to weight loss and even gum disease. Unlike most popular cosmetic crazes, Green Tea extract offers real results.
Green tea is packed with free radical fighting anti-oxidants that help reduce inflammation, perfect for skin conditions like cupreous veins, fine lines and wrinkles or even Rosacea. Green Tea also works well with zinc oxide sunscreens to help fight off aging UV-A rays.
Here are some of our best Green tea extract packed products!
SkinMedica Tri-Retinol Complex; Improves the appearance of fine lines, aging, and sun-damaged skin while enhancing the skin’s texture with microsphere technology that improves cell turnover rates and provides antioxidant defense.
Pseudofolliculitis commonly known as razor bumps is an infection of the facial skin commonly found in coarser hair types. This infection is very common amongst men; this occurs during the removal of facial hair and is commonly caused by shaving in the opposite direction of the hair growth. The results are many pustules, papules, and ingrown hairs to develop in the area. The results of this infection can be very painful and embarrassing. The best way to clear this condition is to shave going in the same direction of the hair growth, exfoliate the area and also to use products that are targeted to clear up acneic symptoms. Below I have listed products that will work great to help alleviate the infection:
Designed for congested and rough skin, this mild exfoliating gel combines natural microbeads with gentle cleansing and hydrating agents to thoroughly cleanse pores and promote healthy cell renewal without damaging or drying skin. Diatomaceous earth microbeads are formulated at maximum density to provide intense and even exfoliation without causing lacerations. Additionally, the highest purity of aloe softens polished skin. Designed for all skin types, this scrub is safe for face and body.
A treatment product that soothes shaving-related inflammation and helps prevent folliculitis. Also fantastic for treating and preventing ingrown hairs. Glycolic Acid clears irritating dead skin and debris from clogged hair follicles and Tea Tree Oil removes bacteria to combat blemishes and promote healthy-looking skin.
You can find these and other great skincare products on SkinStore.com!
Keratosis Polaris is a skin condition that is hereditary and effects approximately 50% of everyone inhabiting the earth, most commonly found in children and adolescents; however 4 out 10 adults (typically women) are affected as well. This disease commonly affects the back of the arms and the thighs, but it can also affect the buttocks, chest, back and legs. This condition is commonly referred to as “chicken skin” because the appearance of it is very rough and bumpy resembling the skin of a chicken. While a lot of people outgrow this condition, some of us will have it for life. This condition is not curable, but there are measures that can be taken to control the outbreak. Exfoliating regularly can help to smooth and eliminate the bumps, while manual exfoliation is great to smooth the bumps, using chemicals such as Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Vitamin A can help to alleviate the bumps as well.
Suki Exfoliate Foaming Body Cleanser has both manual and physical exfoliation that will help to keep the chicken skin at bay. It’s concentrated with alpha hydroxy acid and has a unique ‘squeaky clean’ formulation that exfoliates while delivering essential nutrients and increasing overall circulation. With continued use your skin will be noticeably smoother and more even toned.
As summer fades into fall, our golden tans will begin to disappear. Now is the time to start looking into a great self-tanner to get you through the winter! I am very pale naturally and struggle to keep any color I may have obtained from summer. While, I do not condone indoor tanning, I can tell there is a slight difference in color between the seasons. I have tried almost every self-tanning spray, lotion, gel and butter there is. Here is a list of my favorite self-tanners:
Fake Bake Instant Self Tanning Spray $32.00 This spray is PERFECT for a quick last minute tan. The application is easy and the product offers a natural looking tan. Fake Bake uses two self-tanners blended together to give you an instant tan and a deeper tan that will develop over a few hours. This product lasts about 5-7 days depending on how often you bathe or sweat. Keep in mind that this product needs to dry completely before you get dressed. Also, make sure to apply this product in a well-ventilated space and I highly suggest standing on a towel you don’t really care for. If you happen to get it all over your bathroom, like I did, just use a damp cloth or paper towel.
Jane Iredale Tantasia Self Tanner $36.00 I cannot express how much I love Jane Iredale. (Their BB cream is amazing but that will have to wait for another blog) This is one of the BEST self-tanning products I have ever used. Colored with Radish root extract, this is completely natural and non-comodegenic. It leaves the skin feeling soft and hydrated while providing a really natural looking tan that you can build to your preferred color. Best of all, it is gentle enough to use on the face!
Jan Marini BioGlycolic Sunless Self Tanner $28.00 Jan Marini has gained critical acclaim and is known as one of best anti-aging skincare lines available. As with any other tanning lotion, it leaves the skin feeling silky and smooth. However, this lotion contains Glycolic Acid to penetrate deeper, color faster and last longer which sets it apart from the run of the mill tanning lotions. And it is a great price point as well.
Tan Towel Express Tan Kit $30.00 Hopping a plane to Vegas, Cabo or L.A? Make sure to grab this kit! Great for a weekend getaway or special occasion, Tan Towels are perfect for on the go. Individually portioned and packaged, they can fit in your suitcase, gym bag or purse. The kit comes with the Original Half Body Tan Towel and the Express Tanning Mist to give an allover luxurious tan.
You can find these great products and many more on SkinStore!
Brighten, lighten, tighten with the Be Bright Green Apple Collection! DMAE, alpha lipoic acid, peptides, and Co-Q10 are combined with vitamin antioxidants to hydrate, smooth fine lines and leave your skin glowing for the holidays! Juice Beauty’s mission is to bring high efficacy, authentically organic, and pleasurable beauty solutions to people worldwide. Juice Beauty is proud to fulfill this mission with their clinically validated products. Their eco-values include the support of USDA certified organic farming and over 80% of Juice Beauty products are manufactured using California’s sun (solar powered).
We are proud to announce our latest giveaway! We have partnered with NuFace. Now through June 27, you can enter to win a NuFace Trinity. ($325 value)
In a recent clinical study of the NuFACE Trinity Facial Toning Device 85% of particpants saw a significant improvement in facial contour. NuFace Trinity Facial Toning Device uses microcurrent technology. Microcurrent increases ATP (new cell growth) by 500%, which increases collagen and elastin to reduce crow’s feet, dark circles and brings back the “bounce” to your skin. NuFace Trinity Facial Toning Device is known as the 5 Minute Facelift and only takes 5 minutes a day for a more youthful, beautiful you!
What is Microcurrent Technology?
Microcurrent Technology is the same technology used in top spas and medical offices across the country. It is the only aesthetic treatment available for facial toning. Like other successful beauty treatments, microcurrent therapy started as a medical treatment and was first used to treat patients with atrophied facial muscles. NuFace Microcurrent Devices are the only FDA-cleared handheld facial toning devices.
Sounds great, right?! Enter for your chance to win one now!
A favorite of doctors and patients since 1998, Kelo-cote has been clinically proven to reduce the redness, hardness, elevation, itch and pain associated with scars. It has also demonstrated efficacy in preventing scars as well. It is safe and effective for scars resulting from surgery, trauma, or burns. Kelo-cote helps to reduce scars and restore confidence.
Kelo-cote’s patented formulation is 100% silicone and self-dries to form a transparent, odorless, waterproof sheet that acts like an extra layer of the skin to create the optimal healing environment. When used as directed, Kelo-cote has been shown to flatten, soften and smooth scars, relieve the itching and discomfort of scars, as well as reduce the discoloration associated with scars. Kelo-cote is effective for both old and new scars, and may help in the prevention of excessive and abnormal scar formation.
How to enter: Just leave us a comment below telling us why you want to win this fabulous prize pack!
Giveaway starts: 4/12/2012
Giveaway Ends: 4/18/2012
5 winners will be randomly selected on or after 4/19/2012.
UPDATE: This giveaway has ended. Winners will be selected and contacted soon.