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Halloween Edition: Beauty Horror Stories!

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Here are a few frightening tales for you beauty gurus out there and a few secrets how to ward off cosmetic evils!

1. Geishas were known for their milky white complexion and striking beauty, but often it came at a price. Most of the facial powders SkinMedica LYTERA Skin Brightening Complexused by the Geishas contained lead and slowly poisoned the women. If you are looking for a bright complexion, but without the lead, we suggest SkinMedica LYTERA Skin Brightening Complex. LYTERA is a non-prescription, non-Hydroquinone skin brightening product that minimizes the appearance of skin discoloration and dark spots.

2. In ancient Greece, Greeks were known to use dung from crocodiles for face and body treatments. After a while, crocodile! We have a suggestion of a treatment that is easier to stomach. June Jacobs Perfect Pumpkin Enzyme Polish; this spicy, detoxifying face and body polish, infused with a powerful Pumpkin enzyme, combined with the gentle exfoliation of crushed Bamboo and Jojoba micro beads helps to cleanse the skin of dead cells.

FarmHouse Fresh Nectar Powder Milk Bath3. Cleopatra was known for her everlasting beauty and she boasted about taking milk bathes daily. The price of milk is on the rise so we don’t expect anyone to fill the bathtub! We suggest FarmHouse Fresh Nectar Powder Milk Bath; This jar is pure wholesome goodness – down to the Chicory Root that soothes upset skin and reduces inflammation and swelling. The fine sifted pure whole powdered milk is rich in twenty essential amino acids, vitamins and the sweet buttery fats that make milk the ultimate skin softener.


Perfect Pumpkin Peel & Polish [GIVEAWAY]

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Just in time for fall SkinStore is giving away June Jacobs Perfect Pumpkin Peeling Enzyme Mask and Perfect Pumpkin Enzyme Polish a $138 value!June Jacobs Perfect Pumpkin Peeling Enzyme Masque

There are many uses for pumpkin like baking pumpkin pie and decorating pumpkins for Halloween! So, it should be no surprise that pumpkin is also great for overall improved skin health. You don’t need to visit your local spa to enjoy the benefits that pumpkin can offer. Pumpkin is used in moisturizers, treatments and even various body wraps/treatments.

June Jacobs Perfect Pumpkin Peeling Enzyme Masque is a spicy, detoxifying masque that contains powerful pumpkin enzymes to digest dead surface cells, stimulating cellular turnover and improving skin’s tone and texture. Pumpkin is naturally rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins A and C, as well as zinc, a mineral that aids in the healing process.

June Jacobs Perfect Pumpkin Enzyme Polish is a spicy, detoxifying face and body polish, infused with a powerful Pumpkin enzyme, June Jacobs Perfect Pumpkin Enzyme Polish combined with the gentle exfoliation of crushed Bamboo and Jojoba micro beads helps to cleanse the skin of dead cells. Natural acids polish and refine, while rich emollients leave skin silky smooth, soft and radiant. Powerful patent pending antioxidant blend of White, Red and Green Tea extracts combined with Goji Berry, Pomegranate and Grape Seed extracts help to neutralize free radicals, protect skin from environmental toxins and combat the visible signs of premature aging.

This fall don’t forget to incorporate pumpkin into your skincare routine for more beautiful, radiant skin! You can enter to win June Jacobs Perfect Pumpkin Peeling Mask and Enzyme Polish mentioned above on SkinStore’s Facebook page. Click HERE to enter!


Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Nightly Brightening Pads

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Rejuvenate lackluster skin with Juice Beauty’s GREEN APPLE™ Peel Nightly Brightening Pads and watch as hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles fade away.Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel

Juice Beauty’s GREEN APPLE™ Peel Nightly Brightening Pads are full of antioxidant-rich organic fruit acids, algae extracts, Vitamin B3 and hyaluronic acid packed into an eco-friendly bamboo pad that’s easy to use every night. After cleansing your face, simply apply one peel pad in a circular motion, avoiding the eye area, then follow with Juice Beauty’s Green Apple Age Defy Serum and Green Apple Age Defy Moisturizer.

Benefits and Ingredients:

-Reduces the appearance of dark spots with dulse algae.

-Corrects skin tone and texture with Vitamin B3, organic sugar cane and licorice root.

-Brightens with antioxidant-rich organic fruit acids (malic from apple and citric from lemon).

-Plumps & improves skin’s moisture with hyaluronic acid.

-Hydrates and nourishes with organic aloe and algae.

-Eco-Friendly bamboo pads for sustainable exfoliation.

 

You’re on your way to brighter, lighter, and tighter skin!

 

You can find this product on SkinStore.com.


Products That Give Back

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October is national Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In 2014 alone, the disease has touched the lives of an estimated 232,030 women and their families. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, “one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.” The numbers may be staggering, but when breast cancer is detected early, the five year survival rate is 98%. We all can do our part, no matter how small, to help fight breast cancer. Whether you’re running the local 5K to raise awareness or purchasing your favorite pink lipstick a step was taken in the right direction. SkinStore offers a variety of products that donate proceeds to aid breast cancer research.

ARCONA Magic Pink Ice ($2 of the proceeds from the sale of ARCONA Magic Pink Ice will be donated to the CEW Foundation’s Cancer & Careers.): This daily hydrating gel moisturizes deep within the dermis without clogging pores, to protect against environmental damage and leave skin fresh and dewy. This gel moisturizes skin with White Cranberry Complex, Hyaluronic Acid and Mucopolysaccharides.

NEST Fragrances Breast Cancer Awareness Candle (NEST Fragrances is donating 10% of all purchases of the NEST Fragrances Breast Cancer Awareness Candle to The Breast NG045-nest-fragrances-breast-cancer-awareness-candle-bcaCancer Research Foundation): Passion honors the memory and the extraordinary achievements of Evelyn Lauder. Her passion and dedication to finding a cure for and preventing breast cancer by establishing The Breast Cancer Research Foundation are legendary. Not only did she raise awareness of breast cancer globally, she also inspired leading scientists to study the disease by funding ground-breaking research at renowned medical centers worldwide. NEST Fragrances is donating 10% of all purchases to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. BCRF was established by Evelyn Lauder in 1993 and is dedicated to preventing breast cancer and finding a cure in our lifetime by funding clinical and translational research worldwide. Housed in a pink translucent glass container complemented by a coordinating deep-pink-colored wax, Passion combines the essences of blooming peony and dewy garden roses with warm Sandalwood and a hint of flowering Pittosporum, Evelyn Lauder’s beloved fragrance note.

Clarisonic Mia 1 Sonic Cleansing System- Pink ($4 from every Clarisonic Pink Mia Sonic Cleansing System will be donated to the Look Good…Feel Better campaign. This campaign is a national public service program created to help individuals with cancer look good, improve their self-esteem and manage their treatment and recovery with greater confidence.): It’s time to think beyond the washcloth and elevate cleansing 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.

NuFace Trinity Value Set- Petal Pink (A portion of the proceeds from every NuFace Trinity Petal Pink will be donated to NuFace Trinity Value Set- Petal Pinkthe Look Good…Feel Better campaign. This organization is dedicated to improving the self–esteem and quality of life for people undergoing treatment for cancer.): Known as the 5 minute face lift, the NuFace Trinity delivers beautiful, unparalleled professional results in an easy to use at-home system. Built on the same soft wave microcurrent technology that made the NuFace Classic the best-selling handheld device to lift and tone your face, the NuFace Trinity will gently stimulate the facial muscles to improve your skin’s appearance. The NuFace Trinity is beautifully engineered with an improved ergonomic design to deliver an amazing user experience. With the addition of the Wrinkle Reducer and ELE attachments 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 or ELE attachments. The Wrinkle Reducer and ELE attachments are sold separately.

Jane Iredale Roses and Lollipops (100% of the profits go to Living Beyond Breast Cancer which empowers all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life.): A lip duo featuring two new universally flattering shades in a petite, portable keychain locket. The locket contains two bestselling products: PureMoist Lip Colour (in Roses) and PureGloss for Lips (in Lollipops).

 

You can find the products mentioned above and more on SkinStore.com.


Are you seeing the signs?

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Our skin is our largest organ and often sends us signals that something is occurring elsewhere in the body. Are you seeing the signs? Do you occasionally get a pimple in the same spot every month? It may not be a coincidence.

If a large pimple is looming on your forehead or brow area, you may have an ingrown hair or may just be unlucky. If you are experiencing congestion, blackheads and white heads you may want to switch styling products or adopt a new hair style. Hair can act as a vessel to transfer products that build up on the scalp down onto the forehead causing irritation and congestion in the skin. Be sure to give your hair a deep cleanse about once a week to prevent product build up and transference to the skin. Try the Frederic Fekkai Apple Cider Shampoo which purifies the hair without stripping the hair.

Are you experiencing a breakout across the face from ear to ear? This could be a precursor for rosacea, especially if you are noticing a flushing in the skin that never goes away. Rosacea and acne can go hand in hand since the skin is inflamed and irritants can be trapped within the swollen pores. Rosacea can be triggered by sulfites which can be found in mostly red wine and spicy foods. Rosacea can also be prompted by temperature changes and emotional changes that would cause vascular changes within the skin.

Finally, if you notice a breakout along the chin every month, it could be associated with a hormonal imbalance such as a menstrual cycle or high stress situations. If you know that isn’t the issue, you may also want to try excluding dairy from your diet. Some researchers speculate that Dairy may be associated with irritation within the skin and chances are once it is removed from your diet, the breakout will clear.

 

You can find the products mentioned at SkinStore.com.


Perfect Pumpkin Peel

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June Jacobs Perfect Pumpkin Peeling Enzyme MasqueThere are many uses for pumpkin… pumpkin pie, carving jack-o-lanterns for Halloween, decorating with pumpkins in the fall, etc! It’s no surprise that pumpkin is also great for overall improved skin health. You don’t need to visit your local spa to enjoy the benefits that pumpkin can offer. Pumpkin is used in moisturizers, treatments and even various body wraps/treatments.

June Jacobs Perfect Pumpkin Peeling Enzyme Masque is a spicy, detoxifying masque that contains powerful pumpkin enzymes to digest dead surface cells, stimulating cellular turnover and improving skin’s tone and texture. Pumpkin is naturally rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins A and C, as well as zinc, a mineral that aids in the healing process.

This fall don’t forget to incorporate pumpkin into your skincare routine for more beautiful, radiant skin! You can find June Jacobs Perfect Pumpkin Peeling Enzyme Masque on SkinStore.com.


Skin Care That Won’t Break the Bank

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It’s often hard to find products that perform without the hefty price tag. Weeding your way through ineffective mumbo jumbo can be a bit tedious and time consuming. With our customer’s best interests in mind, we’ve compiled a list of economical products that blew us away. And best of all, we didn’t even have to break the piggy bank!

La Roche Posay Anthelios SX Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15 - $34.00: Anthelios SX is an oil free moisturizer suitable for even the most sensitive skin types. It provides 24 hour hydration and broad-spectrum sun protection with a powerful combination of Mexoryl SX, Octocrylene, and Parsol 1789. Get more for your money with this great two in one product for daytime!

Olay Pro-X Wrinkle Smoothing Cream - $42.00: Olay has stepped it up with their wrinkle smoothing cream. It has an advanced peptide complex that stimulates cell growth, reduces the depth and length of wrinkles, fades discolorations and repairs existing sun damage. While Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) improves skin elasticity, overall skin tone and texture.

RoC Deep Wrinkle Night Cream - $21.00: A low-priced treasure containing proven ingredients glycolic acid and retinol. Clinical trials claim to give 10 years back to the look of your skin, reducing fine lines and repairing existing damage with continued use.

RoC Eye Cream - $21.00: A fabulous frugal find that diminishes crow’s feet, dark circles and puffiness in as little as four weeks. Active ingredients retinol and copper promote new cell growth and repair.

With your pocketbook full, you’ll have plenty of cash left over to indulge on your favorite luxury items or that mani pedi you’ve been putting off

 


Autumn Skin Revamp

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leafAs we move into the fall and winter seasons don’t forget to renovate your skin care routine as well as your closet! It’s important to hydrate your skin and protect it against the harsh weather ahead. In the warmer temperatures, our body kicks into high gear by lubricating the skin and producing more sebum (oil) and increasing perspiration. In contrast wind, lower temperatures and constant heating indoors dehydrate the skin. Here are a few of the amazing moisturizers we recommend this solstice to help protect you from chapped lips, red noses and sallow skin tone.

Obagi Hydrate Facial Mosturizer: Obagi has gained critical acclaim in the past few years and it is easy to see why. The company keeps practicality in mind by offering 8 hours of protection against the elements with a non-comedogenic, gentle, hypoallergenic formula perfect for all skin types especially sensitive or sensitized skin.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream : A thick, rich emollient product that hydrates deep down with exceptional penetration. With the help of Collodial Oatmeal, Shea Butter, soothing Eucalyptus Oil and ceramides, DAB Ultra Repair Cream provides immediate relief and visible improvement for stressed skin. FAB Antioxidant Booster is there to defend skin from free radical damage. Ultra Repair Cream can be used all over the body and on the face.

Caudalie Premier Cru The Cream : If you are searching for the crème de la crème, search no more! The name says it all; this thick, luscious moisturizer will hydrate the most dull winter skin. Packed with anti-oxidants and vitamins to fight off free radicals, the delectable cream not only protects the skin but firms and tones to ensure you are looking fabulous at the next holiday party or winter getaway.


Pumpkin Treats for Your Skin

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We all know how pumpkin can be delicious and even nutritious. But did you know that pumpkin can have amazing benefits for your  skin?  This fall-favorite is chocked full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants. It has anti-inflammatory properties for sensitive skin and is super hydrating. Who couldn’t use a little health boost for their skin? Here are some great products that offer this super food:

With The fragrance of pumpkin pie and the benefits of better skin, PCA Skin Nutrient Toner will help exfoliate your skin, tighten pores and remove dead skin cells. Richly infused with pumpkin wine, this toner is great for dull or uneven skin that has some buildup. It’s also hydrating and nourishing throughout the day.  Toner may be optional in a skin care routine; however you won’t to skip this yummy one!

ARCONA’s Night Worker replenishes while you sleep. This lightweight treatment will brighten, hydrate, and strengthen the skin’s immune response. It’s a perfect pick-me-up to get your skin’s glow back that can be naturally lost in cooler temperatures. Packed with pumpkin and peach this renewing hydrator smells like a vacation for your skin.

Rough or pigmented skin got you down Peter Thomas Roth Clinical Peel and Reveal Dermal Resurfacer is not for the faint of heart. This powerful treatment will soften and resurface the toughest of skin. Using a gommage or “triple-duty exfoliant” will give you the strongest exfoliation you can get without paying for a professionalPeter Thomas Roth Dermal Resurfacer treatment. This amazing product will help soften fine lines and wrinkles, decongest skin and leave you dramatically rejuvenated.

Keep your skin glowing and beautiful in every season!


Pumpkin… It’s Not Just For Pie Anymore!

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Fall is in the air and it brings to mind many things: colorful leaves, cooling temperatures, longer shadows and, of course, pumpkin!

Not only does pumpkin smell and taste good, it is a very effective ingredient commonly used in the skin health industry. This incredible ingredient can be used as an effective mask or fermented into a “pumpkin wine” to release multiple nutrients and antioxidants that are beneficial for most skin types and conditions. The fermentation process releases additional nutrients and vitamins within pumpkin, and can be formulated into toners or applied topically to protect and nourish the skin throughout the day.

One use for pumpkin wine has been realized in Nutrient Toner by PCA SKIN, which utilizes a powerhouse of vitamins, amino acids, enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids to help refine pores and remove superficial dead skin cells.

The pumpkin enzyme is an effective proteolytic, meaning it will dissolve – or digest – protein or keratin. This mechanism of action makes it an excellent ingredient for sluggish skin conditions that typically result in an excessive amount of skin cell debris, which leads to a complexion that looks dull and uneven. Excessive cellular buildup can also impede the ability of topical products and serums to effectively penetrate the skin. By keeping the skin free of this extra buildup, products that are applied directly after the pumpkin enzyme will be able to work their way into the lower layers of the epidermis more easily.

Vitamins A and C are also ingredients found in pumpkin, both of which are essential to healthy skin function. In addition, pumpkin also contains a high percentage of naturally occurring salicylic acid, making this a great ingredient for acneic skin types as well.



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