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Love the products you get at SkinStore.com? Tell us! All of us are customers. When we are interested in purchasing something we have never used, we tend to rely on the written experiences of other customers. They help us decide whether the product would be a good fit for us.

So, whether you just loved your purchase or really thought it was not for you, let us know. Simply, go to the product’s page that you have experienced, click “Write a Review” and you are on your way to helping fellow SkinStore.com customers know about the pros and cons of the product. Let’s face it, not everything can be amazing, so do your part and pay it forward in helping us all shop wiser!

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25 Years of PCA SKIN®

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Founded by an aesthetician as Physician’s Choice of Arizona in 1990, PCA SKIN became one of the first brands to be PCA SKIN Pigment Gelsold directly from the shelves of doctors’ offices, allowing patients to leave with products that are right for their unique skin and avoiding a guessing game at drug and department stores. After becoming established as an international player in skincare, PCA SKIN became Physician’s Care Alliance.

PCA SKIN products are formulated to treat specific skin conditions and are backed by scientific research, ensuring safe products that provide rapid results. PCA SKIN provides products to treat every skin condition. For hyperpigmentation, Pigment Gel, Intensive Clarity Treatment®: 0.5% pure retinol night and C&E Strength are recommended. For aging, Intensive Age Refining Treatment®: 0.5% pure retinol night, ExLinea® Peptide Smoothing Serum and Total Strength Serum are designed to keep skin from showing visible signs of aging. For acne, Blemish Control Bar, Acne Gel and Acne Cream are formulated to keep breakouts under control. For sensitive skin conditions, Anti-Redness Serum and Hydrating Serum provide soothing relief.

All of the products in the daily care line are designed to work as a perfect union, each one enhancing the previous step and prepping the skin for the next one. PCA SKIN products are designed to be safely used before and after professional treatments.

Every day, PCA SKIN’s research and development team is hard at work drafting new formulations with the most advanced, scientifically proven ingredients and delivery systems to provide products that improve people’s lives.

You can find PCA SKIN on SkinStore.com.

 


Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Mom may know best, but we know what she wants for Mother’s Day! Make her feel loved with one of our top picks for Mom.

Every mom deserves the gift of great skin! Make her feel radiant this Mother’s Day with a Clarisonic Mia 2 Sonic Cleansing System. A Clarisonic is the essential first step in your skin care regimen. Clarisonic goes beyond cleansing by using sonic technology to gently yet deeply cleanse pores without abrasion or harsh chemicals. Clarisonic removes six times more makeup than manual cleansing, cleansing so well that products absorb better—making skin more receptive to skin care ingredients (up to 61% of Vitamin C). With regular daily use the Clarisonic reduces dry skin patches, oily areas and blemishes and immediately leaves skin feeling and looking smoother.

If mom is looking to perfect her complexion Dr. Dennis Gross Extra Strength Alpha Beta Peel is the go-to at home chemical peel with spa like results. This peel is an extra-strength version of Dr. Dennis Gross’ patented #1-selling Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel on pre-soaked cotton towelettes. Higher concentrations of Alpha Beta Acids plus newly added anti-aging boosters, including Mandelic Acid and Willow Bark Extract, deliver a stronger peel without risk of irritation or recovery time. Results are noticeable after the first use. This is a SkinStore staff must have product!

Long, shiny, flowing hair is always in fashion. Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Duo is the perfect gift for the mama that loves her locks. Alterna’s Caviar Moisture line balances moisture levels, delivering youthful shine and silkiness. The line goes beyond simple moisture by helping hair attract, retain, and rebalance the hydration it needs.

The next best thing to a tropical vacation for mom just might be the Juara Invigorating Coffee Scrub and the Candlenut Body Crème. The Invigorating Coffee Scrub is an aromatic escape with fresh Indonesian coffee beans that awakens the senses as it exfoliates and cleanses. Used in Indonesian treatments to stimulate circulation in the skin, coffee has been clinically proven to provide powerful antioxidant and tightening benefits when applied to the skin.  The Candlenut Body Crème is a rich, luxurious body cream that provides the nourishing benefits of candlenut oil, used for centuries in Indonesia to moisturize dry, rough skin. The unique properties of candlenut oil allow for superior skin penetration with a soft, velvet finish. This crème and scrub combination is absolutely amazing!

You can find any of these great gifts on SkinStore.com.

Happy Mother’s Day!


Marked IV Life Tattoo Care

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Billy Jealousy Marked IV Life Tattoo Care KitThis kit is a fun, sexy, and non-traditional way to showcase your tattoos. Whether your tattoos are new works of art or old punk rock ink, they are special. You’ve put money, time, pain, emotion, symbolism, and thought into your ink and it’s time to make it stand out. It’s time to freshen up your ink. Wash, moisturize and protect your tattoos with the Marked IV Life Tattoo Care Kit from Billy Jealousy.

Kit Includes:

-Tattoo Wash, 3oz Is your dragon a little droopy? Your pinup babe looking a little played out? Maybe your skull looks more sorry than scowling? Fear not, ye handsome devil. Billy Jealousy’s Tattoo Wash contains four fearsome cleaners to rid skin of dirt, excess oil and dead skin cells. Cucumber extract helps tattoos retain their color while hydrolyzed oat protein helps skin retain moisture to enhance tattoo vibrancy. Glycolic AHA and papaya extract exfoliate and polish. Good to use following a new tattoo to assist in the healing process. Unleash the wash. Unleash the beast.

Billy Jealousy-Tattoo Lotion, 3oz Your tattoo is just begging for attention! Know what else it’s begging for, tough guy? Some TLC. But c’mon, not in a wimpy way! Billy Jealousy’s Tattoo Lotion contains essential oils and shea butter to bring out your tat’s color, definition and just a little oomph. Green tea leaf extract delivers powerful antioxidant properties to protect against environmental forces, while grapeseed oil shields against harmful free radicals. Helps your tattoos look clean, colorful and shamelessly cool. Spread some on twice a day. Your skin and tats will be glad you did.

-Tattoo Salve, 2oz Billy Jealousy’s Tattoo Salve is brimming over with vitamin E, natural olive and lavender oils and other goodies to bring out your tattoo’s color and assist in the healing process. Won’t clog pores and is non-irritating. Gives a whole new meaning to the term “art preservation”!

You can find the products mentioned on SkinStore.com.


Skincare for Baby

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The delicate, soft skin of a baby is so beautiful. Yet, a cranky baby with irritated skin by diaper rash, cradle cap, or another skin condition can be a nightmare for baby and parent alike. Many babies are prone to skin irritations and conditions in the first few months after birth. What is a parent to do?

The good news is that many of these conditions cause no harm and go away on their own. All a parent needs to know is which condition can be treated at home, which needs medical treatment, and how can you prevent any skin condition. Here are a few tips:

If a baby has red skin around the diaper area, it is probably a diaper rash. Diapers that are too tight, wet, or left on for too long cause diaper rash. But brand of detergent, diapers, or baby wipes can cause diaper rash as well. Ways to avoid diaper rash include keeper the diaper area open to the air, changing the diaper more often, and applying a cream. Jurlique Baby’s Soothing Barrier Cream is a great choice because it is infused with calendula and aloe vera. These ingredients will soothe and protect baby’s most delicate areas.

Baby acne is not really acne, not like the type teenagers get. Recent studies relate it to yeast not oil production. Do not pick on baby’s skin if you notice this condition. It will go away on its own. No treatment is necessary.

Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis is another skin condition that babies are afflicted with often. Eczema is an itchy, red rash. Over time it becomes thick, dry, and scaly. It may be seen on elbows, chest, arms, or behind the knees. To treat these conditions, you must identify and avoid any triggers. Use gentle soaps and detergents and apply moderate amounts of moisturizers. Stiefel Sarna Sensitive Anti-Itch Lotion will help alleviate the itch-scratch cycle that often makes eczema and atopic dermatitis worse. In addition, a product like La Roche Posay Lipikar Lipid Replenishing Body Milk will help to restore moisture, provide relief, and help with itch.

You probably shouldn’t worry if your newborn has peeling, dry skin — it often happens if your baby is born a little late. The underlying skin is perfectly healthy, soft, and moist. If your infant’s dry skin persists, talk to your baby’s pediatrician.

Cradle cap can show up during baby’s first or second month, and usually clears up within the first year. Also called seborrheic dermatitis, cradle cap is caused in part by excess oil and shows up as a scaly, waxy, red rash on the scalp, eyebrows, eyelids, the sides of the nose, or behind the ears. Your pediatrician will recommend the best treatment for cradle cap.

Prickly heat is another common skin irritation. Prickly heat appears on the parts of a baby’s body that is prone to sweat. Plenty of parents, including yours truly, over dress and over heat baby’s thinking we are helping them. In fact, we are over heating their little bodies. Dress baby in layers that can be removed when things heat up.

The sun may feel great, but it could be exposing your baby’s skin to the risk of damaging sunburn. Baby sunscreen is imperative. Coola Mineral Baby Organic SPF 50 is a great choice. It is 100% natural environmental shield that is full spectrum and it is 70%+ certified organic with zero chemicals or preservatives. Paraben free and preservative free this lotion is also water resistant for up to 80 minutes.

You can avoid baby skin problems at bath time. Due to baby’s skin being soft and sensitive, bath time should only be for 3-5 minutes. Avoid letting your baby sit or play or soak for long in soapy water.  Follow bath with a baby lotion or moisturizer like Jurlique Baby’s Soothing Moisturizing Cream. Naturally formulated with no harsh chemicals or preservatives, this lotion will help retain moisture in baby’s delicate skin. Mustela Bebe Bathtime Bubbles Set has all you need to make baby bath time fun, efficient, easy, and convenient. Their products are also free of parabens, phthalates, phenoxyethanol.

Most baby skin rashes and problems aren’t serious but, for parents, it could be worrisome. It is important to keep close attention and to watch for any signs of infection such as small, re-purplish dots, yellow fluid-filled bumps, or if baby has a fever or lethargy. Any of these signs, take baby to the pediatrician. Also, when in doubt, contact your pediatrician.

You can find the products mentioned on SkinStore.com.

(Source WebMD, by Hansa D. Bhargava, MD)


Must I Mask, You Ask?

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Do you feel that your skin has lost its radiance? Do you cleanse, hydrate, and protect your skin yet your skin lacks luster and is dull? Regular cleansing will remove surface dirt and makeup, but using a facial mask regularly can make a huge difference in how your skin feels, looks, and acts. In fact, only a facial mask will replenish moisture, draw out impurities, exfoliate, and unclog pores, among many other benefits. Masks help other products work more effectively by allowing deeper penetration. Masks will stimulate blood circulation and leave your skin feeling smoother and softer.

Of course, the benefits will vary depending on the type of mask that is used. Masks can target conditions or have general benefits. Gel masks target dehydration, soothe, and plump the skin. Oatmeal masks target sensitivity, hydration, and reactivity. Clay masks target congestion, deep pore cleansing, and oil production. Cream based masks are moisturizing and plump up normal to dry skin types. Brightening masks target hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone. To find which is best for you, you’ll need to know what type of skin you have and what you want to target. For example, combination skin may need a more balancing gel mask.

A customer favorite, Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask, is great for all skin types and conditions. It is hydrating, calming, detoxifying, and refreshing. It can be used under the eye to target puffiness. It contains aloe vera, cucumber, and chamomile which are healing and hydrating. It contains enzymes for exfoliation from papaya and pineapple. Brightening and lightening agents like orange, lemon, & sugar cane extract.

Generally, masks should be used 1-3 times per week.  They will usually remain on the skin for 10 minutes and then rinse. Please refer to manufacturer instruction.

Face masks are very therapeutic. If the mask is infused with aromatic essential oils like mint and rosemary, it can lift your spirit by stimulating your senses. Using a face mask should be treated as a luxury.  Set aside a bit of “me” time when you decide to give yourself a mask. Draw a bath, light some candles and celebrate your experience. Relax the body, mind, and soul. Plus, it will leave you with fabulous looking skin.

Facial masks can be applied where you need it. For example, combination skin with an oily t-zone can use a mud based mask for the t-zone and a hydrating mask everywhere else. You have the ability to have treatment control and target for your specific needs.

A facial mask takes your basic skin care routine to a new level of efficiency, enjoyment, and relaxation.

You can find a variety of masks to fit your specific concerns on SkinStore.com.


Elemental Herbology Cell Food Facial Serum [GIVEAWAY]

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Just like you would fuel youElemental Herbology Cell Food Facial Serumr car, your skin needs fuel to function as well. Elemental Herbology developed Cell Food Facial Serum  which is just what your skin is craving. It’s packed with powerful proteins, vitamins and antioxidants to give your skin the healthy boost it needs. Kombuchka, fermented sweet black tea, is used to exfoliate the skin and improve skin texture. Squalene is used to deeply hydrate the skin without leaving a greasy feel and soothing Aloe Vera and Rose Damask to calm and soothe even the most irritated skin. Simply apply a few drops to your face, neck and décolleté twice a day and follow with your favorite moisturizer for a healthy glow both inside and out!

Sounds amazing, right?! We are excited to announce that we are giving away 10 of the Elemental Herbology Cell Food Facial Serum! Click HERE to enter our Facebook Giveaway. You can find this product on SkinStore.com.


Acne Fighting Favorite

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Are you lookinLa Roche Posay Effaclar Dermatological Acne Systemg for a one stop shop that will help to alleviate your acne woes? I have the solution! La Roche Posay Effaclar Dermatological Acne System is the best acne system out right now and is reasonably priced.

The following items are included in the kit:

-Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser, 3.4oz

This is a great cleanser that is targeted to help stop breakouts at the pores. This gel cleanser is not harsh or drying, it helps to remove all impurities that blocks the pores causing blemishes. This cleanser is tested to remove surface oils by 47% and it assists the skin in producing less oil throughout the course of the day.

-Effaclar Clarifying Solution, 3.4oz

This item helps to clean out the pores of debris and oils by gently exfoliating and retexturizing the skin. The glycolic acid helps to keep the pores clear. It is oil-free, fragrance-free and paraben-free.

-Effaclar Duo, 0.7oz

This treatment for acne prone skin penetrates deep into clogged pores to eliminate blackheads and whiteheads. Utilizing 5.5% Benzoyl Peroxide with 0.4% LHA, this treatment helps to reduce inflammation caused by acne while providing skin exfoliation.

This acne fighting kit retails for the low price of $29.99. As you can see it is power packed with some of La Roche Posay most effective products to treat acne. This kit can be purchased on SkinStore.com.


Our Top Retinol Picks

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Top Retinols1. SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.5 – Retinol 0.5 contains .5% pure retinol and is enhanced with the latest stabilization and delivery technologies to provide maximum efficacy. Recommended for more sensitive skin or to help condition skin not acclimated to retinoids as a prerequisite to SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0. Our retinol products help stimulate cell regeneration and build collagen to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots from both photo- and intrinsic- aging. Additionally, they help minimize the appearance of pore size, while correcting blemishes and blotchiness often associated with problematic skin. Also available: SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0

2. SkinMedica Retinol Complex 0.5 – This exclusive Retinol formula is encapsulated with an antioxidant complex, enhancing skin texture and minimizing irritation. This formula is appropriate for all skin types pre-conditioned by using Retinol Complex .25 or another retinoid product. Also available: SkinMedica Retinol Complex 1.0

3. ARCONA Vitamin A Complex -This synergistic formulation stimulates collagen and elastin growth to reverse the signs of aging, sun damage and problem skin. Diminishes sun damage and hyperpigmentation with a Glycolic Acid complex.

4. Topix Replenix All Trans Retinol Smoothing Serum 5X – This serum assists in achieving smoother, firmer and more evenly toned skin. This Retinol based formulation helps achieve more radiant looking skin while delivering the skin enhancing benefits of Green Tea Polyphenols. Also available: Topix Replenix All Trans Retinol Smoothing Serum 2X, Topix Replenix All Trans Retinol Smoothing Serum 3X, Topix Replenix All Trans Retinol Smoothing Serum 10x.

5. PCA SKIN Retinol Renewal – This potent corrective serum features a unique blend of stabilized retinol and phyto-retinol that provides numerous age controlling benefits. This product replenishes vital moisture-binding components and provides superior antioxidant action to help achieve healthy, youthful skin. This product is recommended for dry or sensitive skin.

6. CosMedix Refine – Refine restores life to environmentally damaged skin to reduce signs of premature aging and improve skin texture and tone. This potent, chirally correct refinishing treatment combines 4% of CosMedix’s proprietary retinol complex with key amino acids and powerful moisturizers to help stimulate collagen production without irritating or drying out the skin.

 

 


Spring into Mother’s Day and Say Goodbye to Acne with Belli Skincare

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PUT YOUR BEST FACE FORWARD WITH OUR ANTI-BLEMISH BASICS

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and whether you are a new mom or an expectant one, a little paBelli Anti-Blemish Basicsmpering goes a long way.

So, why not spoil yourself from with our Anti-Blemish Basics. This specialty two piece set contains a dynamic duo of Belli® skin care products that will STOP acne blemishes in their tracks without the use of salicylic acid, glycolic acid or benzoyle peroxide–common acne fighting ingredients that should be avoided during pregnancy. Cleanse your skin daily with our Anti-Blemish Facial Wash which features lactic acid to gently exfoliate acne-prone skin without over drying. Next follow with our Acne Control Spot Treatment that contains sulfur to clear acne blemishes and helps prevent new breakouts.

Belli®skin care is Picky For A Purpose to protect and pamper your delicate skin without known harmful chemicals, so that you can enjoy peace of mind during any stage of your life: pregnancy, motherhood and beyond. The ingredients in Belli® products are selected based upon extensive review of published medical studies.

Every Belli® product is allergy tested, free of artificial dyes or fragrances, phthalates and paraben preservatives. For pregnancy and motherhood, Belli® even follows a unique safety screening process to avoid ingredients with known links to birth defects or harmful effects while breastfeeding.

Don’t forget to take advantage of Belli’s free gift in April. Receive a Sheer Comfort Lip Balm with a purchase of $75 or more (offer while supplies last).

You can find the products mentioned on SkinStore.com.



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