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As the temperatures begin to drop heading into the fall and winter months it’s easy to neglect the dehydrated skin on our bodies. Our faces get all the attention and we have a tendency to ignore our body’s cries for help. It’s time to give your body the care and respect it deserves! Here are a couple of our favorite and most effective body products.
M2 Skin Technologies Body Refinish (formerly known as Mama Lotion) is an excellent treatment body moisturizer. Be warned, this isn’t your standard froofy, smells pretty, but doesn’t hydrate body lotion. This is a highly concentrated treatment product for the body. It’s great to even out skin tone, soften skin, repair sun damage, keratosis pilaris and eczema. The formula contains several active ingredients that effectively treat various skin conditions. M2 Body Refinish has a blend of 15% Malic and Mandelic Acid, which evens out skin tone and texture. It also has a hydrating combination of humectants like sunflower seed oil, hyaluronic acid, algae extract, aloe and vitamin E that smoothes and softens the skin. After just a few days of use your skin will show noticeable improvement. (FYI don’t use immediately after shaving, wait a few hours before application, it may sting because of the acid content.)
Clarisonic has added a new tool to their lineup, the Clarisonic Plus SkinCare System with Spot Treatment. This machine can not only be used on the face, but the body as well. Say adios to dry, rough skin! This machine speeds up the exfoliation process into hyper drive. It’s especially nice for troublesome areas like the decollate, knees, elbows, and feet. With continual use your skin will have fewer dry patches, be softer, firmer, and smoother with improved texture. Make sure to use it with the Clarisonic Refining Body Polish for awesome results. The body polish contains green tea, jojoba beads, prickly pear, and acai fruit oil, which leaves your skin extra smooth and hydrated.
If you’re looking for an instant fix, for a last minute night out NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Golden Shimmer Multi-Usage Dry Oil Splash does the trick! This is one of my new favorite little wonder products because it instantly gives our skin a golden youthful glow. It’s a dry multi-usage oil spray that gives a tanned shimmer effect. The skin looks like it’s radiating from within, without all the work. The formula contains a mix of 30% plant oils and vitamin E to nourish and repair the skin. It can be applied to the face, body and hair. It’s fabulous for bare legs, arms and decollate when you’re getting all dolled up for a hot date or special event. Your skin will be hydrated, golden and vibrant in a snap!
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Hurry, catch the wave! Check out this online exclusive - Clarisonic Mia 2 Sonic Cleansing System – Surf. Whether you’re a tried and true Clarisonic loyalist or looking to experience Clarisonic for the first time, the new Surf color is fun and playful for all. This design is totally unique, no two are the same! “Surf the ultimate wave and experience the ultimate cleanse with the Mia 2- removes 6x more makeup than manual cleansing!”
The Mia 2 has so many great benefits for your skin! It’s more than 2x as effective as manual cleansing, you get 6X more makeup removal, your skin will feel and look younger and smoother, increases product absorption, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, helps reduce oily areas, dry skin patches and blemishes, and helps reduce the appearance of visible pores.
Don’t wait; this limited edition color won’t last long. Catch yours while you can!
Microdermabrasion is a mechanical form of exfoliation that removes the uppermost layer of dead skin cells. For best results, it is recommended that you get a series of treatments and to use anti-aging topical products in conjunction. Microdermabrasion diminishes the appearance of lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores and it helps to even out skin tone and texture. This type of treatment is not recommended for those with sensitive skin.
Microdermabrasion used to just be available in spas and dermatologists offices, now they are available for at-home use. PMD Personal Microderm Tool Kit is one of our favorites. This little device polishes and smoothes skin and allows you do a complete series of treatments in the comfort of your own home. PMD comes with two different grit attachments so you can choose the level of your exfoliation. Get ready to have radiant, flawless skin in a matter of weeks!
Photo therapy, is an application of light in specific wavelengths, red and blue. This type of therapy has been proven effective in treating Acne, Psoriasis, Eczema, wound healing, and aging. There is also no down time when using light therapy devices.
When treating acne, blue light therapy waves are absorbed into the skin and the P.acne bacteria absorbs the rays causing them to self-destruct. Once the acne causing bacteria is removed, inflammation and pustules clear up.
Red photo light therapy penetrates deeper into the skin and stimulates collagen to create new, healthier cells. In addition, red light therapy also slows down inflammation, what some dermatologists think causes wrinkling of the skin.
- Tanda Clear Plus Professional Acne Clearing Device
- LightStim Anti-Aging Light
- Baby Quasar PLUS
A new year means a new beginning, a time to make changes to become a better version of yourself. It’s a time when many people start a new diet or begin a new workout routine. We all make vows to ditch bad habits, take better care of ourselves, and be nicer to the people that we love. This is a great time to get tough with yourself and say, “It’s time to get serious! No more slacking off, falling into bad habits or not taking proper care of myself, inside and out!”
As a hairdresser in a salon, the frustration I hear the most often from clients is, “I can’t get my hair to look the way you do at home.” Have you ever struggled with this?
As we are beginning a new year and turning over a new leaf, as your “virtual stylist”, I’m going to give you a little bit of tough love. I ask you, “What are you doing to make yourself healthier, look better, feel better about yourself, and ensure a good hair day every day?”
Every stylist, artist, musician, technician, carpenter (you get the picture) knows the importance of high-performance tools that get the job done. No hairdresser worth their salt would trust your blowout to a $25 hair dryer they bought at the local drugstore, and you shouldn’t either. With almost 30 years of blowdrying under my belt, I cannot imagine doing my job without my tried-and-true T3 Featherweight Dryer. If you’ve never used a T3 Featherweight Dryer, you have to experience it to believe it. This wonder-tool has enhanced technology to style hair up to 75% faster than other leading dryers, is totally effortless to use (with a lightweight, ergonomic design), and is clinically proven to improve the health, body and shine of your hair every time you use it. Unlike regular dryers that use high heat and a hurricane-like airflow to blast water off the hair (which can dry fast but damages the cuticle and causes frizz and flyaways), T3 Featherweight Dryers use negative ions and far infrared energy to break apart water drops into smaller molecules which can be absorbed into the hair, then seal the cuticle for a smooth, shiny, frizz-free finish. My stylists (and all our clients) are so in love with the amazing results this tool delivers. I’m not just a spokesperson, but a user as well. I don’t know if my head shot will be attached to this blog, but if it is, check out my coif! You think that fantasy happens on its own?!
So, make yourself a little promise in 2013. “No more bad hair days”. Sounds like a great plan, doesn’t it?
XO, Dan Sharp – T3 Lead Stylist
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If you’re searching for the newest innovative tool for anti-aging check out the Baby Quasar MD PLUS. Baby Quasar is internationally acclaimed, and has been featured on the TV show The Doctors, in Vogue Magazine, and New York Times.
Treat your skin with the most powerful wrinkle reducing technology ever used in the Quasar Family. The Baby Quasar MD PLUS is 50% stronger than the original Baby Quasar, treats periorbital wrinkles (wrinkles around the eyes), has new C-Factor technology, an improved ease of use, is a class II medical device with a 5 year warranty, and is made in the USA.
Quasar Light Therapy is a safe, natural solution with no negative side effects. Quasar MD PLUS works on all skin types and tones, requires no downtime, and has the best reputation, warranty, and support compared to competitors. Let Quasar kiss away your wrinkles with age defying technology.
The makers of our favorite at home hair removal device are at it again! This time they are helping turn back the years with the Silk’n FaceFX Anti-Aging Device!
This at home anti-aging device uses a combination of fractional red light therapy and deep thermal heating to stimulate collagen production and achieve that youthful radiant skin we had when we were younger. You’ll see a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, skin texture and pore size will improve with regular use.
You can use this hand held device at home in your jammies! Manufacturer’s directions recommend 15-20 minute treatments 3 times a week for the first month of use. After that, simple maintenance recommends one treatment per week.
Take a look at these amazing before and after photos:
T3 is a well-known and trusted brand in the industry for producing high quality styling tools which improve the condition of your hair, and help you to look your best. T3 uses tourmaline which is a gemstone that naturally produces negative ions to smooth and condition the hair follicle. This same technology is used in T3’s new line of beauty showerheads. The new beauty showerheads are the first shower filters that are clinically proven to improve the health of your hair while adding body and shine. They have a patented filtration technology that removes up to 95% of chlorine and other impurities in the water to condition and protect your hair and skin. This filtration is ideal for color-treated hair and extensions.
The T3 filters come in three different convenient options: The hand-held which attaches to the shower for mobility and ease, the source showerhead, and the inline which can attach to any existing shower head; as one-size-fits-all design for easy use. Anyone who washes their hair will benefit from using the source showerhead or hand-held source showerhead because chlorine and frequent washing will strip and damage your hair. The beauty shower actually transforms the chlorine by combining copper, zinc, and calcium into a larger element that the hair can’t absorb. The results have been amazing at reducing frizz by 64%, an increase in body by 47%, and a 28% increase in shine.
Aside from being a cutting edge hair tool, the rainfall of the shower is soothing and relaxing to the body and great for your skin. The T3 source shower filter showerhead has 8 different spray settings for a customized shower. It is recommended to change the filter about every 3-6 months for optimal results depending on which shower you decide to go with. The indicator light will indicate when you need to change the filter and are easily replaced. All three beauty showers come with a 2 year warranty and repair options for customers.
Take a look at this great info-graphic for more info:
Those warm months are just around the corner. Are your feet sandal ready? Most likely they have been hibernating for a the past few months, maybe an occasional pedicure for those lucky enough to pamper themselves, but aside from that they have been left in the dark all winter. The ANSR Sole may be the perfect solution to get your feet in shape and ready for Spring!
The Sole is a handheld callus remover that removes those unsightly calluses in the privacy of your own home. It is portable, light weight, cordless, and easy to use. It is also rechargeable and can be used only 10 minutes at a time for smooth beautiful feet. By using this easy user friendly device you can limit the times you need to go in for a pedicure, and can feel good about your feet all year long.
For a fun and shimmery toe nail color, we suggest SpaRitual in Primitive. This is a deep magenta that will make a big statement along with your smooth and beautiful feet. SpaRitual nail lacquers are hand blended to ensure maximum shine, a short drying time and full coverage. SpaRitual is also DBP, formaldehyde and toluene free.
WrinkleMD delivers impressive anti-aging results without the need for injections or expensive trips to the plastic surgeon’s office. The WrinkleMD Eye System is a Hyaluronic filler system that infuses the deepest layers of skin with peptides and collagen boosting ingredients with gentle micro-current. The skin cells are plumped and hydrated minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in 95% of women in just 40 minutes. With continued use women saw even more benefits- firmer, younger looking skin with an improvement in even their deepest wrinkles.
- Activator Pod and pouch : The power source for the patches, the heart and brains of the WrinkleMD Eye System.
- Eye Patch Treatments, 6 pairs: Thin, pliable, comfortable patches that contain Hylauronic Acid and provide a gentle, stimulating micro-current. The current essentially pushes the Hylauronic Acid molecules into the surface to deliver it deeper than traditional creams or serums.
- Skin Prep Wipes, 6 wipes : Formulated to help clean, prep and maximize each treatment with just a few easy swipes.
- Eye Serum C, 0.25 oz
After approximately 25 treatments, the Activator Pod will stop working and should be disposed of and replaced.