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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.


Spring Guide to Gorgeous

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Find your new must have products for Spring in SkinStore’s newest Guide to Gorgeous. When it comes to beauty products, we all have our tried and true faves, but with the number of new products that appear every day, how can you be sure you’re not missing your next must–have?! Check out our Spring Guide to see what’s new, noteworthy and sure to become your latest go–to product.

New and Now

Here are just a few that made the top of our list!

Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic Plus Retinol Fibroblast Anti-Aging Moistuizer - This delicious moisturizing cream is silky to the touch and leaves skin with a smooth finish. This moisturizer is packed with powerhouse ingredients to combat the signs of aging including fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin and discoloration. Ferulic Acid provides superior antioxidant protection and protects skin against sun damage while the Dr. Dennis Gross exclusive ECG complex boosts collagen and elastin production.

GlamGlow BRIGHTMUD Eye Treatment- BRIGHTMUD Eye Treatment is the first tap on and wipe off eye product. These single–use, sealed chrome cells are designed to give you instant results in just 3 minutes! This mud treatment helps to absorb toxins, reduce dark circles, minimize fine lines and cool the area helping to depuff the eye. People of all ages and skin types are welcome to take the 3 minute challenge.

Perricone MD Photo Plasma SPF 30-  This luxurious oil–free moisturizer cream creates an invisible shield against environmental aggressors and guards against UVA and UVB damage. Extremely lightweight in texture, it glides on skin smoothly and evenly, leaving it soft, hydrated and radiant. Formulated with powerful anti–aging benefits and mineral sunscreens, it derives its natural color from antioxidant–rich, Astaxanthin. No tackiness or heaviness, it is the ultimate moisturizer with SPF.

You can find these and all of our other Spring faves on SkinStore.com!

 

 

 


Erno Laszlo TranspHuse Age Defying Mask [GIVEAWAY]

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Erno Laszlo TranspHuse Age Defying MaskLooking for a quick anti-aging pick me up?! Erno Laszlo TranspHuse Age Defying Mask is a unique and luxurious approach to anti-aging designed to target signs of aging. This mask saturates skin with moisture, reversing signs of aging and minimizing the appearance of fine lines. This formula firms, hydrates and rejuvenates lifeless skin by lifting impurities and toxins out, leaving skin refreshed and youthful.

Sound amazing?! Click HERE for your chance to win one of your very own! You can find this product on SkinStore.com.


Forget about Cupid, Treat Yourself!

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Be your own Valentine this year and treat yourself to some of our favorite most indulgent products. Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse for self-pampering. Here’s a few of our top choices this Valentine’s Day!

Clarisonic Mia Sonic Cleansing System-Pink is the perfect gift for you! It’s time to think beyond the washcloth and elevate Clarisonic Mia Sonic Cleansing System-Pinkcleansing to a sonic level. Traditional methods of cleansing don’t get your skin as clean as you’d think. Fortunately, the lead inventor of Sonicare discovered a breakthrough in how we cleanse. 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. In just 60 seconds, the sonic action removes impurities from pores so creams, serums and moisturizers absorb better. And with regular daily use you’ll notice a reduction in dry patches, oily areas and blemishes. Cleaner skin is healthier skin and healthier skin is more radiant and more beautiful.

Baby Quasar Plus-PinkSearching for the fountain of youth? Look no farther, Baby Quasar Plus-Pink is the ultimate anti-aging tool. The Baby Quasar PLUS is 25% more powerful than the original Baby Quasar and is the most advanced anti-wrinkle beauty tool available for home use. The Baby Quasar PLUS is cute, small and portable. However, don’t let the size fool you. Delivering professional-quality results, the Baby Quasar PLUS is the perfect fit for your lifestyle. You will achieve professional medical results while treating your skin only six minutes per day in the privacy of your own home.

Now including C-Factor technology, the Baby Quasar PLUS is the answer to reducing your unwanted periorbital wrinkles. Each Baby Quasar PLUS is hand made in the USA, enclosed in durable aluminum housing and comes standard with a five-year warranty.

Our last indulgent skin care pick is the NuFace Trinity and Wrinkle Reducer-Purple. Known as the 5 minute Face-Lift, this NuFace Trinity and Wrinkle Reducer-Purpleaward winning FDA-cleared device delivers beautiful, unparalleled professional results in an easy to use at-home system. NuFace Trinity features a smart skin sensor and interchangeable attachments to enable a variety of spa-quality therapies. The NuFace Trinity comes standard with the Trinity Facial Trainer Attachment, which is built on the same microcurrent technology that made NuFace Classic the leading handheld facial toning device. With the microcurrent based Trinity Facial Trainer attached, the NuFace Trinity gently and effectively stimulates your skin to improve your appearance.

With the addition of the Wrinkle Reducer Treatment Head for added functionality, the NuFace Trinity will make it even easier to achieve beautiful results in as little as 5 minutes a day. Trinity’s included Microcurrent Facial Trainer attachment easily removes and is interchangeable with the Trinity Wrinkle Reducer treatment head – used to perform photo light therapy treatments to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin texture.

You heard our faves, now we want to know yours! If money was not a factor, what product would you treat yourself to this Valentine’s Day?


Murad Time Release Retinol Concentrate for Deep Wrinkles [GIVEAWAY]

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Deep wrinkles? No problem! Murad’s Time Release Retinol Concentrate for Deep Wrinkles is a targeted triple-action wrinkle- Murad Time Release Retinol Concentrate for Deep Wrinklesfighting treatment that features sustained release technology to provide concentrated power on your major areas of concern. It works to visibly reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles by 45% in 6 weeks!*

Time Release Retinol combines Encapsulated Retinol with Matrixyl Synthe’6, a youth building peptide that helps rebuild damaged collagen to plump creases and crow’s feet, and Hyaluronic Acid and Ceramide-3 to attract and maintain essential moisture for a smoother, more youthful appearance.

Time Release Retinol Concentrate for Deep Wrinkles is part of Murad’s Age Reform line which is designed to reveal younger looking skin, Age Reform products are scientifically advanced anti-aging formulas created to diminish fine lines and wrinkles, restore resilience and firmness, refine texture and improve tone. Time Release Retinol Concentrate for Deep Wrinkles can be used with all Murad lines and in conjunction with other anti-aging products for an added, concentrated boost precisely where it’s needed.

For your chance to win this amazing product click HERE to enter our giveaway! You can also purchase this product on SkinStore.com.

 

*Performed by an independent study, results may vary)


New! SEKKISEI

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SEKKISEI; translated roughly in Japanese means bright & translucent skin as “pure as snow.” Pale skin is highly regarded in Asian cultures to signify wealth & prosperity. SEKKISEI is a blend of Japanese and Chinese herbs to attain the purest, brightestSEKKISEI complexion and prevent uneven skintone and freckles. The line itself is broken into three categories noted by the color of the packaging; green, purple and blue.

Junkisui (green) helps minimize acne blemishes or scarring caused by acne. Junkisui uses Coix seed to moisturize, but also lighten hyperpigmentation, Mountain bark extract to gently purify and Peony root extract to reduce inflammation.

Seikisho (purple) can be used daily on the face and body. This line also uses Coix seed to lighten and hydrate skin along with Angelica extract to disinfect areas of congestion and brighten dark areas, Mountain bark extract is used to detoxify.

Seikkisei (blue) is designed to reverse sun exposure or photo damage caused by the sun or other environmental factors. Seikkisei uses vitamin E to boost the skin’s natural defenses, vitamin C to brighten skin tone as well as Witch Hazel to refine pores and a blend of 10 Oriental herb extracts to leave skin feeling smoother and brighter.

You can find SEKKISEI on SkinStore.com.


First Aid for Dry Winter Skin

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First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream is a must have for your medicine cabinet! It’s packed with nourishing ingredients like Colloidal First Aid Beauty Ultra Repiar CreamOatmeal, Shea Butter, soothing Eucalyptus Oil and ceramides. It’s calming for the most sensitive skin types and helps repair the lipid barrier. Some skin conditions that can benefit from this cream are eczema, dermatitis, and keratosis pilaris.  This item is also paraben free and does not contain any harsh chemical or colorants. Say goodbye to your dry, itchy, irritated skin and say hello to calm, hydrated, smooth skin!

Benefits Include:

-Hydrates, calms and soothes skin.

-Improves natural barrier function.

-Relieves minor irritation and itching.

-Reduces symptoms of eczema, dermatitis, and keratosis pilaris.

-Formula is free of parabens, harsh chemicals and colorants.

 

You can find this product on SkinStore.com!


Never Fear Your Super 5-Star Hydrator is Here!

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If there were ever a product that deserved to be packaged in a super-hero cape, this is the one.  Skin Authority’s Tri-Power Peptide Skin Authority Tri-Power Peptide HydratorHydrator is AMAZING! This multi-action, power packed cream is so much more than your typical moisturizer.

If you are like me, I don’t care what it does unless the texture is just right. I don’t want to feel the cream sitting on my face.  Nothing heavy, greasy or strongly fragranced will do. This super star moisturizer passed my texture and fragrance test with flying colors! It’s fragrance–free and lightweight, yet hydrating. The dry-finish technology leaves you with no post-application residue. It’s perfect for day and/or night and safe for all skin types.

And now for the good stuff, it’s super powers! Firming and lifting peptides reduce and soften fine lines and wrinkles, neuropeptides promote healthy cell growth and vitamins A, B, C, and E nourish the skin.  Plus, it will blast away any dry patches or scaly winter skin. Wow! You could have signed me up just at firming and hydration!

As an esthetician, I use this myself.  I also frequently recommend this product to our customers. You really get a lot of bang for your buck!  Maybe they should call it the Super Power Peptide Hydrator!


Skin Authority Ultra Rich Moisturizer

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Skin Authority Ultra Rich MoisturizerWinter is here and with winter comes dry skin. If you’re like me, not only are you experiencing dryness it’s also difficult to find a good moisturizer for your sensitive skin. Well wait no more Skin Authority Ultra Rich Moisturizer is here. Not only does this moisturizer restores skin’s moisture balance and evens your skin tone it can also be used for: post waxing irritations, post peels, and mild sunburn or windburn. This luxurious daily moisturizing formula deeply saturates skin with the penetrating hydration of Bergamot Oil, Cranberry, Grape Seed, Aloe and Shea Butter to restore the hydrolipidic barrier. The anti-inflammatory benefits of mango soothes redness and irritation while bergamot evens out your skin tone. Try it, you won’t be disappointed!


A Glass of Wine in a Mask!

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Take a break, relax with a glass of wine and get the glow back into your dry, winterized skin with Alchimie Forever Kantic Alchimie Forever Kantic Brightening Moisture MaskBrightening Moisture Mask. Packed with blueberries and grapes, this rich creamy mask gives the aromatic fragrance of a glass of red wine. Aaah!

But it doesn’t stop at just being a pleasant experience. This luxurious mask is rich in free radical fighting antioxidants like Vitamin E which help prevent aging from the environment. Preventative and reparative, this Dermatologist developed mask will deeply nourish, hydrate, brighten, calm irritation, and soothes redness to get rid of those frosty the snowman cheeks!

SkinStore staff and customers agree that is a five-star product! Here’s what some are saying  “My skin feel soft and hydrated. I cannot believe how good my skin looked. This is sure a keeper,” “I have adult acne prone skin and it is very sensitive. This product does not break you out and reduced redness big time” and “Gives you moisture and a glow. Smells great!” Need more proof? Be sure to check out the before and after photos HERE.  Softer, glowing skin is just a mask away!



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