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Feel Fresh with the Zents Natural Fragrance Kit

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Zents Fragrance KitIf you are extremely sensitive to scents and suffer from migraines at one whiff of a potent fragrance, you can rest assured that Zents will not cause pain or overwhelm your senses.

Born out of a true story of healing, the founder of Zents was in a tragic car accident leaving him without the sense of smell. After doctors told him they couldn’t do anything more for him he went on a holistic journey to wellness and regained his ability to smell. Highly concentrated, synthetic fragrances that once were a mere annoyance, now triggered migraines. Thus, Zents was born. Combining the words Zen and Scents, the founder created a line of fragrances with no synthetics, parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, petroleum and dyes. In the Zents Eau de Toilette Sample Set, you can layer or mix and match with no fear.   There is something for everyone in this kit. From earthy to fresh and fruity to floral you will be sure to find a few that you love within the ten clean scents. Once you find your favorite, you will be happy to know that these aromas also come in lotions, concretas (solid fragrance) and oil concentrates in rollerball bottles. Ooh la la!

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The New Age of Oils: Triple C Peptide Firming Oil

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If you haven’t jumped on the oil bandwagon, there has never been a better time to try one. After what seems to be the never ending Triple C Peptide Firming Oil winter, your skin is likely dehydrated, weak and badly in need of hydration. Weather aside–age, stress or environmental factors could also be contributing to skin woes. Enter Dr. Dennis Gross’ newest scientific cocktail, Triple C Peptide Firming Oil.

This complexion-brightening, skin-strengthening oil is anti-aging and intensely hydrating. It combines three forms of vitamin C which provides a surge of antioxidants to skin, annihilates free radicals, and strengthens skin’s building blocks. The result? Dry, dull skin is quenched, renewed, fortified and transformed. Unveil fresher, firmer, more radiant skin that truly defies your age.

What makes this product so unique?

-Innovative technology infuses water- and lipid-based anti-aging actives in a nutrient rich oil designed to rebuild collagen and communicate between cells to help skin repair and protect itself.

-Bio-identical actives including squalane, phospholipids, and ceramides replenish skin’s surface layer and restore its natural moisture barrier to prevent water loss and environmental damage – leaving skin plump, supple, and silky.

-Essential fatty acids, 17 nutrient-rich botanicals, and vitamins D & K breathe life into dry, nutrient depleted skin while enhancing elasticity for a radiant complexion that instantly snaps back into shape.

Application: Shake well. Apply 2-3 drops, more if needed, AM &/or PM. Gently massage into face, neck & décolleté.

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Infuse Your Skin With Warmth

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Are you looking for a face product that will give you a sun kissed golden glow? Well Bare Minerals warmth All Over face powder is bareMinerals Warmth All Over Face Colorthe perfect item. This light weight powder is non-comedogenic and can be used in your foundation as a boost or worn by itself for a sheer wash of a golden complexion. Warmth All-Over Face Color is an all-year-round complexion booster that infuses radiant light into your skin so it looks like it’s coming from within. It’s versatile, universal, adjustable, and is 100% pure crushed minerals from the earth. It glides onto the skin like silk, leaving you with a natural, velvety warm finish; because of this using a primer before is optional. So if you’re looking to boost your tan, create a golden glow, or get a light wash of color bareMinerals Warmth All Over Face Color is the item for you year-round.


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Philosophy Purity Made Simple

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Are you looking for an all-in-one cleanser? One that will make your makeup melt off in a matter of seconds? Purity made simple is Philosophy Purity Made Simplethe best cleanser to do that. This cleanser not only removes your entire face of makeup, but it is formulated to even dissolve mascara. Amazing right? Usually you have to use eye makeup remover, but not with this cleanser! This cleanser is not only gentle on the face and eyes, it also doubles as a brush cleaner.

This cleanser leaves your skin squeaky clean. It also helps to tone, retexturize and leave your skin hydrated.


-Deep cleans pores and eliminates makeup build-up.

-Natural oil extracts help condition skin.

-Fragrance-free formula

Peter Thomas Roth: Max Anti-Shine Mattifying Gel

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Which products are great for men and women who suffer from an oily shine throughout the day? There is a major difference Peter Tomas Roth Max Anti-Shine Mattifying Gelbetween a dewy, radiant complexion and an oil slicked face. Those with combination and oily skin know the annoyance of blotting their face throughout the day to camouflage the shine. Peter Thomas Roth’s Max Anti-Shine Mattifying Gel is a winner. It features an advanced line up of powerful oil-absorbing and pore-minimizing ingredients. It doesn’t strip the skin’s natural moisture barrier. It helps makeup stay fresh longer with a satiny matte finish without looking cakey which is an amazing attribute.

Not just for women, men benefit from it as well. It works great for t-zone shine and shine on bald heads. It is fast acting, which men really enjoy. It is no wonder why it is Instyle Editor’s Pick as Best Beauty Buy.

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Solutions for Cellulite

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“Lumpy” is never a term any woman wants used when describing her body. Cellulite is something that affects most women and mybody Fitting Room Skinny Quick Duosome men. Even though it’s very common, cellulite is extremely undesirable. People will go to great lengths to banish the “cottage cheese” looking fat in hopes of a more smooth toned appearance. Laser procedures and liposuction have been popular for cellulite reduction however, there are more affordable and practical methods that can help break down these fat deposits. One proven treatment is staying hydrated by drinking water. When your body is properly hydrated it is able to flush out toxins and improve circulation. Once again, drinking plenty of water has another wonderful health benefit. It is a cheap and easy way to stay beautiful. Ditch the caffeine in your drinks and start applying caffeine topically to your skin. Body products that contain caffeine stimulate blood flow and break down fat. In addition to body treatments with caffeine, try a coffee body scrub to help smooth out skin with proven results. A body scrub made with coffee grinds can stimulate and exfoliate the skin. Also, body Bliss FatGirl Slim Slimulatorrollers are a convenient way to help massage out those lumps in your legs and butt. Multi-task by applying some body cream to your legs and use a hand held massager while brushing your teeth, remembering to switch hands so you can massage both sides. Massaging your problem areas regularly really helps decrease the appearance of cellulite. mybody Fitting Room Skinny Quick Duo has a great body serum and easy-to-hold massager to provide an incredible tightening effect. Another clever body massager is the Bliss FatGirl Slim Slimulator. It is a great tool to take in the shower and massage cleansers or shower gels into the skin while it helps reduce the appearance of cellulite. These methods are easy and can be introduced into your daily routine without taking up much time or money. In about 4 weeks you should start seeing noticeable results from your efforts. It will be just in time to put away your winter pants and pull out your summer shorts!

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Bee Venom for Younger Looking Skin?

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Is it really true? Can bee venom hold the key to supple, younger looking skin? Like many, I too was skeptical until I did my research.Rodial Bee Venom Serum My first thought was the craziness of this notion. By the sheer meaning of the word venom, the connotation is to keep away from it. However, the science really supports bee venom and the positive impact on our skin.

Bee venom increases blood circulation. This gently plumps and firms your skin by filling and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, the rush of blood to the area stimulates the production of natural collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin play a crucial role in the strengthening of the body tissue and helps the skin remain taut and bounce back into shape. Bee venom fools your face into thinking it’s been stung thus, producing these great effects.

Of course, there are non-believers of the long term effects of bee venom in skincare. Many believe that the magic ingredient is just a skin care fad. However, the Duchess of Cambridge (Catherine Middleton who is married to Prince William) and the Duchess of Cornwall (Camilla Bowles second wife of Prince Charles) will have to disagree since they are big fans of bee venom products.

Rodial Bee Venom MoisturizerRodial has launched a new skincare line called Bee Venom, which is clinically proven to stop the damaging effects of menopause on the face. Experts say that women going through menopause also suffer from a variety of skin problems. Deep wrinkles, puffiness, and dryness are some of the symptoms associated with this time of life due to a change in hormones. This change accelerates aging. Rodial’s bee venom products work by using bee venom along with plant stem cells to help visibly improve skin tone and elasticity. While Cyclopeptide-5 smoothes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The venom also has the effect of relaxing the muscles. It’s nature’s botox!

A few things to keep in mind; if you have allergies to bee stings do not use this product (your plumping effects may be more than what expected in all the wrong ways). The venom in skin care is very low, but someone with allergies could be affected. No bees are harmed in the making of this product. The bee venom in collected by placing a pane of glass alongside a hive and running a weak electrical current through it. This encourages the insects to sting the surface but because the bee’s lance remains in its body, the bee does not die.

Here are some fun facts about bee venom and its use in skincare. The Korean government has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars into bee venom research, including applications for serious health problems such as arthritis and multiple sclerosis.   After 12 years of research, Korean Doctors are now sharing their knowledge of the power of Purified Bee Venom in anti-aging. This amazing secret ingredient is loved by Victoria Beckham, Kylie Minogue and Michelle Pfeiffer.

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L’Occitane Hydration Hero

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I have dry skin, doesn’t matter the season or how often I slather myself with moisturizer. My skin is just dry. I tried yet another L'Occitane Almond Supple Skin Oilproduct to help quench my dry skin thirst. This time I have found success! The L’Occitane Almond products are life changing. There is a Shower Oil, Skin Oil and Almond Milk Concentrate. All the products in this line are amazing. The Shower Oil actually cleans and moisturizes the skin. It slightly foams up and leaves such a soft warm scent of almonds. After my shower I apply the Skin Oil, it absorbs well and doesn’t make my skin greasy. My final step is the Almond Milk Concentrate, which has not only cured my dry skin; it also has a firming effect. These products are loaded with vitamin E and a little really goes a long way. It is the perfect answer for dry skin, plus it smells fabulous. Enjoy!

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Esthy Review: Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Cleansing Gel

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I’ve been an esthetician for many years now and have had my fair share of experience with many different cleansers. I’ve tried all Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Bio Repair Cleansing Geltypes of cleansers. From salicylic to every array of AHA, I have tried it! I have combination to oily skin. Midday, I experience an oily shine and require blotting in order not to turn into an oil slick by the end of the day. Other than my lovely oil production, I have pretty normal skin. I am in my mid 40’s and on occasion suffer from hormonal acne around my chin area. My skin care regimen is very important in order to keep my skin balanced and healthy.

My first impression of Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Cleansing Gel was quite positive. The texture and smell of the product is lovely. It has a delicate, light, and uplifting aroma. The texture is smooth and silky with just the right amount of suds that I enjoy in a good cleanser. The glycolic acid content is not high in this product. The glycolic acid is a means for penetration and very mild exfoliation. So it is gentle and non-stripping. Once I was done with my face cleanse, my skin did not feel tight or dry. After cleansing I followed up with a moisturizer.

What was really exciting about this product is the use of Rose Stem Cell. This ingredient helps the skin’s barrier function which may be compromised due to age and environmental factors such as UV and humidity changes. The reduction of the skin’s barrier can lead to very dry and sensitive skin. For those that are combo/oily, compromising the skin causes oil glands to produce more oil to balance out. This in turn causes the skin to be prone to acne break outs and shine.

Another fun fact is that rose stem cells have huge anti-aging effects and help repair the skin. So, this cleanser is going to help with fine lines and wrinkles, skin texture, and dullness. I’ve used this product for a few days and I have noticed a nice radiance to my skin. My skin is also soft and feels clean. I would recommend this product for all skin types. Be aware that a little goes a long way, about a pea size amount works well for face, neck, and décolleté.


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Rosacea Rescue!

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If you have ever had red, irritated, inflamed skin that just hurts you may have a condition called Rosacea. Although the cause for it Pevonia Rosacea Skin Packis not known you can get relief from the embarrassment of unwanted rosiness and painful pustules that may exist. A great regimen for this would be Pevonia Soothe and Restore Value Set. Pevonia is one of our natural brands that has been around for 20 years, almost a pioneer in the botanical skincare arena. This kit offers Pevonia’s RS2 line that soothes delicate skin.

This top-seller comes with a rose-infused cleanser, lotion (the French word for toner), and care cream. Roses give it a fresh scent and are very calming to the skin. We would recommend using an SPF Product during the day. You can also enhance it with

Pevonia Speciale Enzymo-Spherides Peeling Crème. This exfoliant is perfect for sensitized skin. Pineapple and papaya enzymes act like tiny pac-mans to gently eat away dead skin cells. Use the peeling crème twice weekly to give you an instant glow.


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