Archive for the ‘Hair Care’ Category

Caviar? Yes, Please!

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Thought caviar was only for the rich and famous?  Not anymore! Alterna’s Caviar line makes luxurious hair care affordable.  Give your locks some love with these products that put the va-va-voom back in your style.

Hydration is not just for your skin. Healthy hair is shiny and vibrant.  Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Duo will have you turning heads.  If you want to replenish moisture without a heavy, weighed down feel, this is the set forHair Masques you. Even the finest of hair will do well. The Photozyme Complex helps repair sun damage (yes, even our hair gets sun damage) and restores radiance. Rated 5 out of 5 stars by our customers, 21 reviewers can’t be wrong!

If you need more bounce and body then Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Body Building Volume Duo is your answer.  Like its moisture counterpart both formulas are sulfate-free. This set is the best of both worlds. You will get lift and moisture from these show stoppers. As a woman with fine, color-treated hair I was used to having two sets of shampoo and conditioner in my shower. I needed the volume, but the volume shampoos (even high-end brands) always dried my hair so much I would have to switch to a more moisturizing set every few days.  I don’t have to do that with this line, which makes me and my pocketbook happy!  How does it smell, you ask?  To me both formulas smell the same. They have a clean, spa-like fragrance that is relaxing.

Last but not least, the Alterna Caviar Working Hair Spray is our best seller in the Caviar line for good reason. This has quickly become my favorite hairspray! It offers a light, never-sticky buildable hold that gives your hair a touch of shine. It’s ultra-dry so there’s no waiting to brush through. It’s also humidity resistant so no worries about your hair frizzing in moisture. All-in-all, a five-star line for a five-star you!

You can find these amazing products on SkinStore.com.


Tips to Preserve Your Hair Color

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Do you feel like you just left the salon, yet your color is fading fast? In this economy we’re all looking for ways to cut corners and get the most for our dollar. Here are a few tips to preserve and prolong your color and get the most out of each salon visit.

1. Frederic Fekkai Technician Color Care Starter Kit will keep you locks looking top notch weeks after you left the salon.

The kit includes:

-Technician Color Care Shampoo, 2oz This highly protective shampoo maintains colored hair integrity while fighting fade. This shampoo gently cleanses hair with a rich, luxurious lather.

-Technician Color Care Conditioner, 2oz This silk-inducing conditioner drenches each strand of hair in emollients while helping lock in color intensity.

-Technician Color Care 3 Minute Mask, 1.7oz Rich and rapid, this mask submerges hair in humectants and extracts to revive just-colored condition and silkiness. This mask also helps to lock in color.

2. Dry shampoo is a life saver! One of the best and easiest ways to preserve your vibrant color is to avoid over-washing your hair. If you wash your hair daily then you are stripping your color at a much faster rate while depleting your hair of the natural oils that are essential to the health of your hair and scalp. Alternate washing your hair with a dry shampoo to greatly extend the life of your dye job. We love Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk.

3. Phyto Phytomist Color Protect Radiance Mist Formulated with Sunflower extracts, Red Algae, and White Lotus Flowers, Phytomist hydrates, repairs and protects hair from the damaging effects of color treatments and environmental stresses. With a few sprays of this leave-in treatment, hair is left soft, silky and manageable.

Benefits:

-White Lotus Flower helps to soften and hydrate hair.

-Helps to protect hair from UV rays.

-Recommended for color-treated hair in need of hydration.

 

You can find these amazing products on SkinStore.com!

 


Chocolate From Head to Toe

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Whoever said chocolate was just for eating? While we love to indulge in this decedent treat, it also can be found in our favorite skincare and beauty products.

1. David Kirsch Wellness Protein Plus – Chocolate: Lose weight the healthy and natural way with Protein Plus! Chocolate flavor.

2. FarmHouse Fresh Sundae Best Chocolate Softening Mask: A chocolate mask that is a skin softener, wrinkle defender and skin revitalizer.

3. Pur Minerals Eye Pencil Chocolate Mica: This self-sharpening, mechanical eye pencil is formulated to provide long-lasting colors and maximum wearability.

4. NUXE Baume Prodigieux Nutri-Protecting Lip Gloss – Shimmering Chocolate: This gloss provides color, nourishment and SPF 15 to the lips.

5. Philip B Chocolate Milk Body Wash and Bubble Bath: Chocolate Milk time means good clean fun!

6. SpaRitual Nail Lacquer – Shimmer Shrewd: A chocolate brown shimmer with superior shine, dry time and coverage.


Get Perfect Waves with T3 Single Pass Whirl Styling Wand

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T3 SinglePass Whirl Styling WandHave you ever wondered how to get those perfect runway style waves that don’t require a professional stylist to do your hair? Well now you can easily do them yourself with the T3 Single Pass Whirl Styling Wand. A simple to use, at home tool makes it so even the  styling  beginners of the world can curl their entire head without fumbling around with a curling iron. It is easy as section, position, wrap and release! The T3 Single Pass Whirl Styling Wand uses top of the line tourmaline, ionic and ceramic technology to give you beautiful waves with the least amount of heat damage possible. Check out the video below for a quick rundown on how to use the device safely and effectively. 15 minutes for flawless curls!


Dandruff Dilemma?

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Dandruff is the shedding of dry skin on the scalp that causes itching and flaking. This disorder is very common and affects about half of the world’s population. Dandruff can affect anyone; it does not discriminate against gender or ethnicity. However dandruff does tend to get worse during the winter months. One of the most popular products skinstore offers to treat dandruff is the Phillip B Anti-Flake Relief Shampoo. This shampoo has amazing customer reviews and is such a quality product. It has over 13% of pure extracts and 1% zinc omadine to help soothe the scalp. After using this shampoo the only flakes you will see this winter will be snowflakes!


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!


Staff Favorites: Nadyne

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NadyneSince we usually always talk about what products are great for customer’s concerns at SkinStore.com, I wanted to talk about or actually rave about my personal favorite products. These products are tried and true!

First off I wanted to start with hair. I feel that other than your skin, your hair is what shapes your face and also defines your personal style. It is most definitely a part of me I wish to take care of and maintain. A few years ago I had stumbled upon the Alterna brand and fell in love. I’ve now been using their shampoo & conditioner for about 2.5 years.  It doesn’t strip the color out of my hair or the shine and also doesn’t weigh it down. Aside from those amazing benefits their products avoid harsh chemicals, artificial colorants, chemical preservatives, synthetic fragrance and chemical sunscreens wherever possible. I highly suggest trying Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Duo if you haven’t already. You can thank me later!

Next up is a newer addition to my skin care regimen by Peter Tomas Roth. It’s the Camu Camu Power Cx30 Vitamin C Brightening Serum.  I adore the consistency of the product because it’s a very lightweight liquid serum. It absorbs into the skin very quickly and doesn’t leave any residue behind. I noticed results within the first week of using this product, which is almost never the case. It contains Vitamins C, A, D, & E which is a powerful combination of the exact ingredients my skin craves. I would most definitely recommend this product to others, it’s amazing!

Lastly is a natural product line that is on the rise in popularity, ARCONA. If you like a product that you can immediately see results, then you should take a look at ARCONA Peptide Eye Serum. It feels refreshing and has a very thin consistency. Upon the first application you can feel it firm and tighten the area around the eye. It leaves you with a smooth, toned and hydrated eye area. It’s good for prevention and the first signs of aging.

I urge you to try one of my tried and true favorites. It may be just what you’ve been looking for!


Should You Pay More for Boar?

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How to Get Smooth, Frizz-Free HairFor over 100 years Mason Pearson has been making a line of premium hair brushes that retail for a premium price. These “super” brushes claim to be life changing, for your hair life that is. So what could possibly be so remarkable about a hair brush? Their claim to fame is their Boar bristles. These bristles are the best way to distribute your hair’s natural oils from scalp to tip making your hair glossy and shiny. The overall health of your hair is said to improve, making your hair grow not only faster, but longer. As an added bonus, the patented cushion of the brush conforms to your scalp giving your head a much needed exfoliation and massage. Sounds good to me! I know my next beauty splurge is going to be this ultimate grooming tool.


Dry Shampoo to the Rescue

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I know there are plenty of busy bodies in this world like me, and if you haven’t heard of one of the best on-the-go secrets, I’d like to fill you in. Dry shampoo!! I think we are all guilty of running late sometimes, being a little lazy, or just being active at the gym and not being able to wash our hair afterwards. The Oscar Blandi Pronto Invisible Volumizing Dry Shampoo should be our new best friend. A few quick sprays to the roots of your hair will allow the gentle starches to absorb excess oils and product build up. Not only is it great when there is no time to shower, but it works as a volumizer and pick me up for your hair. The fresh lemon verbena fragrance will give your hair that clean scent you’ll love!


Frederic Fekkai PrX Reparatives

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Frederic Fekkai PrX Reparatives Intensive Fortifying MaskThere are many things that wreak havoc on your hair; from the environment, hard water, chemically treating, and using styling tools etc. There are a few must have items by Frederic Fekkai that should be in every girls bathroom. The new PrX Repairitives line is designed to restore damaged hair using a dual action technology that works at the structural level of the hair to protect against keratin loss. The Frederic Fekkai PrX Reparatives Shampoo removes impurities and build up while nourishing each strand. The Frederic Fekkai PrX Reparatives Conditioner conditions the hair and restores smoothness. And last but not least, my personal favorite that has made my hair feel amazing is the Frederic Fekkai PrX Reparatives Intensive Fortifying Mask. This mask hydrates, strengthens the hair, leaves your hair feeling extremely smooth and gives it a beautiful shine!



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