Archive for the ‘Bath, Body & Fragrance’ Category
Many of us ladies love to shave. Nothing beats the feeling of soft, smooth, newly shaved skin, but we all know the down side of shaving… INGROWN HAIR! Those pesky hairs are almost impossible to get rid of… well so it seems! The best way to get rid of them and prevent future ingrown hair is to exfoliate. Both chemical and physical exfoliation are needed to achieve silky smooth, ingrown free skin.
Chemical exfoliation is a great way of exfoliating because it uses active ingredients like Retinol, Glycolic or Lactic acid to eat away dead skin. It works like little pacmen eating away dead skin build up and calms existing breakouts. Physical exfoliation is great because it gives you an instant soft feeling and buffs away dead skin cells to reveal fresh new skin. It also helps to lift up embedded hairs that are trapped beneath inflamed skin. When both exfoliation methods are combined, viola you have the cure to ingrown hair! Now don’t get discouraged if you do not see a change overnight! If you stay consistent you will see great improvement within about a month when exfoliating 3-4 times a week.
Here are my top picks for pesky ingrown hair!
1. Peter Thomas Roth FirmX Peeling Gel: FirmX Peeling Gel visibly rolls, lifts and sweeps away dead skin cells when massaged into skin. Multi-action enzymes (Pineapple, Pomegranate and Keratinase) and Cellulose effectively peel and help uncover a smooth, fresh, new complexion without drying, irritating or causing undue stress to skin.
2. Juara Rice Facial Scrub: This softening facial scrub cleanses and exfoliates in one convenient application. Perfectly round, fine exfoliating beads gently free skin from dead surface cells, revealing fresh, radiant skin, while mild, natural cleansing agents remove dirt and make-up without drying out the skin.
3. Jan Marini Bioglycolic Resurfacing Body Scrub: Bioglycolic Resurfacing Body Scrub offers superb retexturizing benefits for all body skin types. This scrub combines Glycolic Acid and polished granules to provide an exception level of body skin rejuvenation. Experience immediate and unparalleled softness and tone.
You can find these amazing products on SkinStore.com! Happy Shaving!
Spring has officially arrived — it actually hit the 70° mark the other day! I was excited to finally wear a dress without stockings…until I realized how unprepared my skin was. Thanks to being totally bundled up all winter, my skin looked pasty, sallow, and dull.
Enter Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare. Their Alpha Beta Glow Pads are my go-to in the summer, but for now, I wanted something a little less pigment-packed and a little more gradual. The brand new Alpha Beta Glotion for Body fit the bill. NYC dermatologist Dr. Dennis Gross created this lightweight, oil-free body moisturizer for his patients who wanted healthy, glowing skin that was also refreshed and hydrated. Not only does Glotion for Body provide natural, time-released color with Encapsulated DHA, but it provides anti-aging, exfoliating benefits with Glycolic Acid and Lactic Acid. These two acids help resurface the skin for more youthful texture and tone while improving absorption of Hyaluronic Acid, locking in moisture. The formula even contains Caffeine, which is known to help firm and tone the appearance of skin. All these benefits combined will ensure skin perfectly prepared for warmer weather and higher hemlines.
Want a deeper sun-kissed glow? Layer Alpha Beta Glotion for Body over Alpha Beta Glow Pad for Body!
What do you plan on wearing this spring with your Alpha Beta Glotion for Body glow?
Summer of 2014 is quickly approaching and we hope you enjoy it to its fullest! Whether you’ll be playing on a sandy beach in Mexico, lounging by the pool in Las Vegas, or hiking the Himalayas in India you’re probably well equipped with a goody bag full of your favorite skin care products (you are, a SkinStore customer after all!) We always want to know what you’re toting around to keep your skin looking wonderful through the seasons- and we’re sure that you’re curious to see what our top favorites are, so we’ve compiled a list of THE top 10 must haves for this fabulous summer!
Clarisonic. ‘Nuff said! This is our number one seller and for a good reason! Clarisonic uses a sonic technology to cleanse deeply within the pores and is two times more effective than manual cleansing and six times more effective at removing make-up! Therefore with daily use of the Clarisonic you’ll prevent breakouts and clogged pores, and the exfoliating factor will make large pores appear smaller, and the texture of the skin much smoother! It’s great for all skin types and all ages. Staff favorite, customer favorite… we can’t say enough great things about this product!
Antioxidants. Chances are, you’re spending a lot of time outdoors during the summer chasing after kids, swimming, playing outdoor sports and barbequing… while you may be religiously applying sunscreen to protect your skin, you may not be applying antioxidants which ward off free radicals that cause lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. Antioxidant serums are a great way to go, because they’re light in consistency so they won’t feel heavy on the skin and they soak right in to provide up to twenty four hours of broad-spectrum antioxidant protection without reapplication! We’re fans of CE Ferulic which provides a potent vitamin C (which has brightening benefits) in addition to power-house antioxidant ingredients like hydrating vitamin E and Ferulic acid.
Sunscreen. Everybody knows that sunscreen protection is the utmost important factor in keeping your skin healthy! Thank goodness for savvy chemists who know how to formulate sunscreen in uber-elegant recipes. SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50 is one of the most sought after sunscreens. We have trouble keeping this stuff in stock in summer months. It’s a one of its kind physical sunscreen that’s a transparent, mattifying liquid that is paraben-free and offers true broad spectrum coverage from UVA and UVB rays, it’s great for all skin types and ages and stays put without feeling heavy or greasy, and it doesn’t have an unpleasant sunscreen smell! And while SkinCeuticals has created an amazing formula for the face, La Roche Posay (another renowned SPF pioneer) has created La Roche Posay Anthelios 60 Melt In Sunscreen Milk which is great for the body. This fast absorbing, non-greasy milk provides SPF 60 and broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection with the breakthrough Cell-Ox Shield, to protect your skin, even at the cellular level.
Don’t neglect your hair. You have face and body covered! But that leaves out your luscious locks. Keep your hair looking its best with protective hair products. Since the sun can be dehydrating to your skin, it can also be super dehydrating to your hair too (straw hair = yuck!), use a protective leave-in spray that has a UV filter. We enjoy Rene Furterer Protective Summer Oil because it not only has a potent UV filter, but it also nourishes with sesame and castor oils and isolates hair from the direct aggression caused by exposure, sea or pool water.
Fake it. You’re probably thinking that all of this SPF protection will not allow for you to get any color! So cheat the sun and the sun damage, and instead of baking it…get good at faking it! There are hundreds of self tanners that’ll give you a beautiful golden glow! TanTowel Plus Full Body Self Tanning Towelettes are a great way to getting tan, they’re odorless and SO easy to use! This tan is easy to apply and because the self-tanning liquid is in a handy towel it’s virtually mess free! PLUS NO streaking! We promise!
Hydrate. What about dry skin? In the summertime our skin is frequently exposed to sun, sand, salty ocean water or chlorine from the pool. We tend to hydrate more frequently and diligently in the other seasons when it’s colder or dryer out, but our summer skin needs moisture too, and very much so after excess exposure to the elements. Rehydrate your skin with Kate Somerville 360 Tan Maximizer. Stay gorgeous, golden, and glowing with this unique formula that conditions and moisturizes skin for a longer lasting tan. A specialized peptide and lipid complex hydrates skin to help maintain a sun-kissed look after using self-tanning products or sun exposure. Black Snakeroot conditions, moisturizes, and soothes skin for after-sun recovery that prevents peeling and dryness.
To ward off dehydration on the go, it’s great to throw a refreshing spray into your beach tote. Kerstin Florian Aromatherapy Neroli Water is a delight to use because it’s soothing, hydrating and refreshing and can be used all of the body, or on the face… and it won’t disturb make-up!
Conceal. A blemish here, a sun spot there, dark circles from lack of sleep (there are too many fun things to do in the summer)… what’s a gal to do to stay looking fresh and feeling fabulous? Concealer is the magic wand of a make-up maven. This summer we’re in love with Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer because of its highly pigmented formula that’s also water resistant. It erases dark circles, blemishes, broken capillaries, sun damage and redness with only using a tiny amount of product (and we mean TINY!) a little tube will last and last and last.
Nail Time. Every girl knows that a perfect pedicure is a summer MUST. Coral always looks hot on the fingernails and is absolutely amazing for toes in the sweet summer time (bonus: corals and yellows visually intensify your tan). Butter London 3 Free Nail Lacquer-Macbeth is a gorgeous coral orange crème that looks fantastic when paired with strappy golden sandals! Plus Butter London’s does not add formaldehyde, toluene, or DBP to any of its nail formulas. It’s color without compromise.
Poet William Carlos Williams has said “In summer, the song sings itself”, and boy wasn’t he right! Enjoy the gorgeous weather, throw some hot dogs on the grill, read a great book, and lather on the SPF! Now that you’ve got a list of our TOP 10 summer favorites it’s easy to choose great summer products! What are your top picks?
You can find these and many other amazing products to get you summer ready at SkinStore.com!
Candlenut is known for its high content of essential fatty acids. The nut has used for centuries in Indonesia to address dry and rough skin. The candlenut body cream also contains avocado, rice bran, and carrot seed oil. As this luxurious body crème absorbs into your skin it will give you lasting hydrating without feeling heavy.
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It’s almost time to put away your sweaters and longs sleeve shirts and get ready for spring! If you’re like me, working out is just not cutting it. Rodial Arm Sculpt is what you’ve been searching for! This miracle in a tube is a revolutionary dual action formula to retexture and sculpt the upper arm area. A powerful combination of multi fruit acids work to retexture and smooth the skin while Caffeine and Coenzyme A sculpt the upper arms. This formula has scientifically proven results when used twice daily for four weeks!
You can find this amazing product on SkinStore.com!
Keratosis Pilaris (ker-uh-TO-sis pil-AIR-is) or KP is a very common skin condition that mainly occurs on the back and outer sides of the upper arms, however, it can occur on other parts of the body such as the thighs, cheeks, back and/or buttocks. This skin condition affects 50% of the entire world’s population, most commonly found in adolescents.
KP causes small, acne-like bumps that are painless and normally have a reddish coloring. KP has also been referred to as “chicken skin” or “permanent goose bumps”. Though this skin condition is not so attractive, it is harmless. KP is normally worse in the winter months when the climate is drier. It has also been noted that KP may worsen during pregnancy or after childbirth.
Though treatment is not medically necessary, most people seek treatment for cosmetic reasons. The most common treatments to lessen the appearance of KP are exfoliators and moisturizers that are targeted to hydrate dry skin types. Some common ingredients and products that help to treat KP are Lactic Acid, Urea, Vitamin A treatments, microdermabrasion products, Salicylic Acid and Glycolic acid. Since KP is a chronic condition, treatments are recommended to be done continuously.
A Few Great Recommendations:
– PCA SKIN Dry Skin Relief Bar
– Avene Professional Akerat Smoothing Exfoliating Cream
– Glytone KP Kit
No women like to admit they have it, but the vast majority of us do! No matter the size, small and large are plagued by unsightly dimpling of the skin. Just as in life, some cases are worse than others. If you have waged war against cellulite for years to no avail there may be hope! Wellbox – The Lipomassage Machine was created for consumers to use in the comfort of their own home. You can defeat your archenemy cellulite once and for all!
Wellbox is a multi-purpose device that is just as effective and powerful as a professional spa treatment. The machine can be used on the body to reduce cellulite or on the face to help treat fine lines and wrinkles. On the body, the Wellbox roll treatment head stimulates fat cells and fibroblasts boosting natural cellular function. In addition, localized fat cells are released creating a smoother sleeker silhouette. For the face, a different treatment head is used to stimulate collagen and elastin production.
The device utilizes two modes: Self-Lipomassage to release stubborn localized fat that is resistant to a healthy diet and exercise and Self-Liftmassage to help tighten sagging skin, smooth lines and give a healthy glow to the face, neck and décolleté. For best results it’s recommended to use 2-5 times a week, for 3-6 minutes per area for one month consecutively. Maintenance treatments are recommended once or twice monthly for continued results.
The smooth sleek body you’ve always wanted may be closer than you thought! You can find this amazing product on SkinStore.com.
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Spread the love this season with our top Valentine’s Day Gifts.
1. For a small token of your admiration Jurlique Rose Love Balm moisturizes and soothes dry, sensitive skin. Olive Oil, Safflower Seed Oil and Beeswax keep skin soft, supple, and nourished. Perfect for dry winter lips, cuticles, or even elbows. It’s lightly scented with roses and protects against moisture loss and has antioxidant benefits.
2. For the young and in love or just young at heart Philosophy Love Sweet Love Spray Fragrance is a lively, fruity scent that just makes you feel pretty. It’s reminiscent of that giddy feeling when you first fall head over heels in love.
3. Give the gift of great skin with a Clarisonic Mia 2. Clarisonic’s patented sonic technology works with skin’s natural elasticity to gently remove the impurities traditional methods leave behind—cleansing 6X better than your hands alone. Cleaner skin is healthier skin and healthier skin is more radiant and more beautiful.
4. For the man in your life the Art of Shaving Full Size Kit- Sandalwood will leave his skin irresistibly smooth and kissable. The Art of Shaving products are Aromatherapy-based, scented with 100% pure essential oils selected for their therapeutic skin properties and specifically blended for a variety of skin types. The set includes pre-shave oil, shaving cream, after -shave balm, and a shaving brush.
5. For the lady who always looks put together Too Faced Glamour to Go is the perfect gift. Vintage-inspired portable beauty palette is filled with a modern, wearable collection of shades for the eyes, face and lips. Our new Glamour To Go holds eight versatile shadows, one silky lip gloss, a best-selling bronzer and soft, sheer blush.
6. For the ultimate luxury gift look no farther than the Baby Quasar MD Plus. The fountain of youth is one step closer with Baby Quasar’s newest skin care tool. It’s 25% stronger than the original and has new C-Factor technology to help stimulate collagen in the skin.
These gifts have captured our heart and we’re sure you’ll love them too!
Fashionistas would agree that winter is all about the boots! When the temperature drops ladies run out to buy a new pair of boots to be fashionable and warm. But, there is a negative side to the tall, leather wonders that we zip up every day! Corns and calluses are the often the result. When we stand for hours in hard shoes our feet pay the price. Skin builds up on our heels causing them to become rough and cracked. The best way to prevent this from happening is to thoroughly moisturize your feet and exfoliate them regularly. A few of our favorite products for dry, cracked feet are:
SOLE is a handheld and rechargeable callus remover that offers an effortless and no-mess solution to uncomfortable, embarrassing calluses. This effective and user-friendly beauty tool features a portable, cordless design that is attractive enough to display on your bathroom counter. It may be used daily on tough calluses to gradually and effectively remove dry skin to reveal beautiful, smooth skin. Continue use to maintain soft, healthy feet year round.
Glytone Ultra Heel and Elbow Cream
Glytone Ultra Heel and Elbow Cream, this cream has one of the best ingredients that will take your feet from rough to smooth and it is called Glycolic. Glycolic acid is such a great ingredient because it helps to exfoliate the skin as well as reveal new skin with continual use.
Kneipp Healthy Feet Anti-Callus Salve
Kneipp Anti-Callus Salve, with soothing Calendula extract and pleasantly stimulating Rosemary Essential Oil, contains nourishing jojoba oil, skin-soothing panthenol and allantoin. It also contains 25% Urea which significantly improves rough, chapped and callused skin. The Anti-Callus Salve helps improve the appearance of callused skin in only 7 days. Skin is nourished, smoothing rough areas and improving texture. A study confirms that skin appearance and texture is dramatically improved. Suitable for rough, callused and cracked areas of feet.
You can find these amazing products on SkinStore.com!
So let’s say your legs have taken a long winters nap and are in need of some tender loving care. There is nothing worse than razor burn or bumps. Here are a few of our favorite products to help with the stubborn stubble and prickly problems.
Whish Flawless Bump Fighter : Most bump fighters are messy liquids which require a pad or cotton ball to apply. Whish’s unique airless pump distributes just the right amount of heavenly scented healing gel to your fingertips, allowing you to gently massage the affected areas. It’s also great for soothing and removing the redness on upper lip or eyebrows post waxing.
Bliss Ingrown Eliminating Pads : Soaked in an ingrown-emancipating solution of hydroxy acids, these easy-to-use swipes rapidly alleviate intrafollicular lumps and bumps. Use Bliss Ingrown Eliminating Pads to smooth stubbly legs, level bikini lines and fix ingrown bump-afflicted beards
Blinc Resurf.a.stic Ingrown : Blinc’s resurf.a.stic is the original, one-step innovation that combines hydration and long-lasting, skin-enriching treatment with professional-quality microdermabrasion. Medical-grade, diamond-shaped crystals that are equally efficient on all sides are embedded in a unique stick form, making resurf.a.stic.