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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.

You can find Rodial Bee Venom products on SkinStore.com.

 


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!

You can find the products mentioned on SkinStore.com.


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.

 

You can find this product on SkinStore.com.


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.

 

You can find this product on SkinStore.com.


Top 3 Beauty Cleansing Wipes

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Are you looking for a quick way to remove your makeup? Then look no further! We all know how important it is to wash your face every night, especially if we wear makeup. But hey no judgment here, let’s be honest… those long days can be exhausting and the only thing on our minds at the end of the day is getting some sleep. Makeup wipes are a good tool to use to remove makeup on those nights when you are just too tired to wash your face. The only issue with picking the right makeup removing wipes is moisture and consistency because often times makeup removing wipes tend to be rough and dry. Below I will list 3 of the best makeup removing wipes that are sure to get the job done with a single wipe.

First Aid Beauty Gentle Cleansing Wipes1. First Aid Beauty Gentle Cleansing Wipes

FAB Gentle Cleansing Wipes remove makeup, surface oils and impurities, leaving the skin clean and refreshed. These convenient wipes are perfect for use at night, busy mornings, after the gym or whenever your skin needs instant refreshing. The gentle combination of Chamomile, Aloe and Bisabolol calm and soothe the skin, while botanical antioxidants stave off free radical damage.

Retail price: $15.00

 

 

 2. skyn ICELAND Glacial Cleansing Clothsskyn ICELAND Glacial Cleansing Cloths

Glacial Cleansing Cloths detoxify and purify stressed skin anywhere, anytime. These are no-rinse, no-water-needed foaming cloths are infused with Icelandic glacial waters and beneficial minerals to sweep away dirt, oil and makeup. Fast-acting, convenient and easy-to-use, they work to quickly refresh and soothe skin, helping to maintain skin’s delicate natural moisture balance.

Retail price: $15.00

 

 

Boots No7 Quick Thinking Wipes- Value Pack3. Boots No7 Quick Thinking Wipes – Value Pack

Specially created for when you are short of time. These gentle wipes sweep away impurities and remove all traces of makeup, even waterproof mascara. They contain Witch Hazel and Fennel to help clear pores and keep skin smooth and fresh.

Retail price: $10.99

 

You can find the products mentioned on SkinStore.com.


Clarisonic SMART Profile Sonic Cleansing System

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All that you love about your Clarisonic just got better! The latest model now has all the bells and whistles you can ask for on one Clarisonic Smart Profileconvenient sonic cleansing device. Now you can cleanse your face, body and give yourself a pedicure all with one machine!

First, let’s talk about the face. You can choose from four speeds to cleanse your complexion. One is the gentlest, four being more invigorating. All the Clarisonic brush heads fit on the Smart Profile however the Dynamic brush head comes standard with it. The new Dynamic brush head is micro chipped for two reasons. It has a built-in indicator to illuminate the brush with a red light when it is time to replace it. Also, when used in Smart Mode, the brush head automatically adjusts for a deeper cleanse in the T-zone and a more gentle cleanse for your cheeks, that is smart! The texture of this brush is somewhere in between a sensitive brush head and the deep pore brush head. There is also a Turbo mode that accelerates for a deeper clean as long as you hold it down, which is great for cleansing congested areas.

The Turbo Massage Body Brush head also comes in this kit. When used in Smart mode it will give you a short massage and then it cleanses and exfoliates and finishes with another short massage. It had us at hello. You also get the Refining skin polish to really renew and slough off the dry, dead skin that causes that “ashy” look. This will be perfect to use to prepare the body for a self-tanner. Turbo off those rough heels and elbows!

Last, but not least you can get your feet, sandal ready for spring! The Pedi Smoothing Disc and Pedi Wet Dry Buffing Brush Head are sold separately, but can be utilized with the Smart Profile. You will still want to keep your appointment with your pedicurist however; this system will extend the life of a professional pedicure. With all those functions in one, your friends will say that you’re a smart one!

You can find this product on SkinStore.com.

 


Must Have Travel Products for Spring Break

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With Spring Break around the corner I am sure there are plenty of college students and families gearing up for a week off of school and a much deserved break from the day-to-day. Whether you are heading to the beach or a mini vacay the key to packing for a Spring Break trip is to pack light. Bathing suit, sandals and just the beauty basics are all you need for a care-free week off from life. I have provided some super simple ways to lighten the load for your trip.

First Aid Beauty Gentle Cleansing Wipes are a natural, quick and easy way to wipe down after a day in the sun to cleanse the skin. They are gentle enough for any skin type and contain Aloe to help soothe sunburns and calm skin. Speaking of sunburns, another Spring Break essential is a quality sunscreen. Coola is a great organic brand that offers a wide range of sunscreens. My favorite is the Coola Sport Continuous Spray SPF 35 in the Pina Colada scent. Just the scent alone makes this product Spring Break worthy. It is easy to apply and last for 40 minutes while in the water. Pair it with the Coola Sport Liplux SPF 30 to protect and nourish your lips. After a day outside a nice shower is just what you need to continue the relaxation. Instead of lugging around your large shampoo and conditioner bottles take the Frederic Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Starter Kit. It is the perfect size for travel and gives your hair a wonderful clean scent and shine. If your beachy waves are just too fantastic to shower away than try a dry shampoo to refresh your hair, add volume and absorb oil. Alterna BAMBOO Style Cleanse Extend Translucent Dry Shampoo may be sprayed on the roots and works with all hair colors. To finish packing, throw in a toothbrush and some clothes and you are set for a fabulous week of sunshine!

 

 

You can find the products mentioned on SkinStore.com.


skyn ICELAND Icelandic Moisture [GIVEAWAY]

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Is your skin ready for an amazing shot of silky moisture, rich in vitamins, age-fighting organic botanicals and absorbs in skyn ICELAND Icelandic Moisturea flash? This broad spectrum SPF 30 moisturizer glides on smoothly and leaves skin soft and velvety plus it’s armed with hi-tech broad- spectrum UVA/UVB protection. This multi-tasking moisturizer not only protects skin with a non-irritating mineral based sunscreen, but delivers intensive hydration with organic extracts and pure Icelandic glacial water. Plus, it helps run damage control on contact—treating fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots you already have, while preventing future damage. It is suitable for all skin types including sensitive.  Sounds amazing right?! SkinStore is giving this product away! Click HERE to enter.


Which Clarisonic Brush Head is Right for Me?

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Do you have a ClarisonicClarisonic Brush Heads and love the cleaning power you get from it, but you’re not sure which brush head is right for you? Let’s shed some light on this!

Clarisonic brush heads vary in bristle length and density. The longer and more dense the bristles are the softer the brush. Granted, all brushes are equally effective at cleansing regardless of comfort level. Keep in mind all of the brush heads are interchangeable except for the body brush attachments. Here’s the breakdown:

Normal: Comes standard with the Gray Mia 1 and Mia 2. It’s an invigorating brush great for thicker or oily skin, without sensitivity. Men’s skin is a typical fit for this brush head. This brush is generally used with speed 2 or speed 3 on devices.

Deep Pore: Sold separately. A purifying brush that will help congested areas like the T-zone and tops of the cheeks. If you have blackheads, whiteheads or milia use this to help clear those out. Generally used on speed 2 or 3.

Sensitive: Comes standard with Mia 1, Mia 2 and Mia 3. This balancing brush head is most commonly used. Great for makeup removal and daily grime use with speed 1, 2, 3, or 4.

Delicate: Sold separately. More gentle than the sensitive brush head. Ideal for those who have some sensitivity and no dryness. Typically used with the lowest speed, speed 1.

Acne : Comes with the Mia 2 Clarifying Collection. This clarifying brush is super gentle for cleansing the delicate and sometimes inflamed blemishes. Best used on speed 1 or 2.

Radiance: Sold separately. Even more gentle than the acne brush head. Wonderful for dry and sensitive types used on speed 1.

Dynamic: Comes with the Smart Profile. The texture is somewhere between the sensitive and deep pore brush heads. It also, has a microchip in it so it lights up with a red light when it is time to change it. This brush can be used on all of the 4 speeds this device offers.

Turbo Massage Body: Comes with the Smart Profile. This is a stiffer brush that will help exfoliate your rough patches on the body and elbows. Use with the body mode.

**Clarisonic recommends that you change the brush on your device every 3 months for efficacy**

 

You can find Clarisonic brush heads and devices on SkinStore.com.


It’s a Crime Not to Prime!

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If you’re looking for a way to get your foundation to go on smoother, last longer and look air brushed then you must use a primer! Too Faced Primed and PorelessPrimers are so important to use before your makeup application because they create a barrier between your skin and the foundation. Primer creates an even and smooth base on the skin going into the crevasses and fine lines to create an even flat surface. Too Faced Primed and Poreless not only creates the perfect base, but it also makes pores look nonexistent. This one-of a-kind makeup primer was scientifically formulated to wear under bronzers and foundation powders or alone to achieve the look of flawless skin without makeup! Vitamins A & C, mulberry extract and a powerful dose of Retinol, virtually banish pores; while tired skin is left hydrated, firmer, and detoxified. Primed & Poreless creates the perfect canvas to allow powders, bronzers and foundations to airbrush onto the skin seamlessly and perfectly blended. This is an all-in-one primer and is suitable for all skin types. If you are looking for the perfect primer, look no further!

You can find this product on SkinStore.com.



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