When I first heard of dry brushing a few years ago I thought the procedure was a silly gimmick. I have since realized all the many benefits dry brushing has to the skin and body. It is a very simple and affordable way to detox and help stimulate the skin with loads of benefits.
One of the most remarkable benefits that I’ve personally noticed is how it treats the appearance of cellulite. The brushing stimulates the skin and brings nutrients and oxygen to the dermis. The brush helps to even fat distribution deposits in the skin so it doesn’t appear so lumpy. Circulation and oil-producing glands are stimulated and improve skin tone and reduces the need for body lotion.
The procedure to dry brush is very simple and actually feels very nice. Use a natural non-synthetic brush, the bristles should be stiff, but not hard. Use on dry skin with a dry brush and brush in long sweeps towards the heart. When dry brushing your stomach go counterclockwise to help release toxins and improve digestion. Your skin should look slightly flushed, but not red and irritated. Ideally you would do your entire body in the morning and again in the evening for best results. It is a super cheap way to get getting beautiful skin.
Allure’s The Best of Beauty Award Winner! The ultimate make up sponge applicator. The Beautyblender was invented by top Hollywood make up artist Rea Ann Silva. The Beautyblender’s elliptical shape is designed to match the contours of your face and its lack of edges eliminates streaks allowing for perfect makeup application every time. The Beautyblender is non-allergenic, latex free & fragrance free. To use you simply, drench Beautyblender with water and squeeze out excess and dry to dampened state with clean towel. Use pointed end to blend under eye concealer and foundation around the nose. The rounded end is used to stiple on foundation – liquid, cream or powder, blush or bronzer.
Wash your Beautyblender with the Beautyblender’s specially formulated Blendercleanser – liquid or solid and then allow to air dry. SkinStore.com now has the Beautyblender in three colors, orignal (pink), pure (white) & the newest addition pro (black). So, if you are still using your fingers to apply your make up its time to convert over to the most modernized way to do your make up and try the Beautyblender.
Since there are quite a few Clarisonic models & colors, picking one out can be difficult! It’s actually easier then it seems to figure out which one would be best for you. All you have to do is keep reading…
– The Mia Clarisonic Cleansing System- Has a 1 year manufacturer warranty. It comes with a Compact pLink International Charger, a sensitive brush head, the standard speed and a 1 oz. Clarisonic Cleanser. It’s compact size makes it very easy to travel with!
– The Mia 2 Sonic Cleansing System- Has a 2 year manufacturer warranty. It comes with a Compact pLink International Charger, a protective travel case, a sensitive brush head, two speeds and a 1oz. Clarisonic Cleanser. It also has the same compact size as the Mia, which means super easy to cleanse on the go!
– The Clarisonic PLUS Skin Care System with Spot Therapy– Has a 2 year manufacturer warranty. It has a Universal Charging Cradle, 1 oz. trial size of a Clarisonic cleanser, 2 oz. trial size of the Refining Skin Polish, a protective travel case, 3 speeds (one for the body), one deep pore cleansing brush head, one normal brush head, and one body spot therapy brush head.
– The ARIA Sonic Skin Cleansing System- Has a 2 year manufacturer warranty. It has a drying stand, a USB-enabled Universal Voltage pLink Charger, 3 speeds, a battery life indicator, a wall adapter, a sensitive brush head and a 1 oz. refreshing gel cleanser. The ARIA is the newest model in the Clarisonic family and doesn’t disappoint! The newly shaped handle is now covered in a modern high-gloss finish.
No women like to admit they have it, but the vast majority of us do! No matter the size, small and large are plagued by unsightly dimpling of the skin. Just as in life, some cases are worse than others. If you have waged war against cellulite for years to no avail there may be hope! Wellbox – The Lipomassage Machine was created for consumers to use in the comfort of their own home. You can defeat your archenemy cellulite once and for all!
Wellbox is a multi-purpose device that is just as effective and powerful as a professional spa treatment. The machine can be used on the body to reduce cellulite or on the face to help treat fine lines and wrinkles. On the body, the Wellbox roll treatment head stimulates fat cells and fibroblasts boosting natural cellular function. In addition, localized fat cells are released creating a smoother sleeker silhouette. For the face, a different treatment head is used to stimulate collagen and elastin production.
The device utilizes two modes: Self-Lipomassage to release stubborn localized fat that is resistant to a healthy diet and exercise and Self-Liftmassage to help tighten sagging skin, smooth lines and give a healthy glow to the face, neck and décolleté. For best results it’s recommended to use 2-5 times a week, for 3-6 minutes per area for one month consecutively. Maintenance treatments are recommended once or twice monthly for continued results.
The smooth sleek body you’ve always wanted may be closer than you thought! You can find this amazing product on SkinStore.com.
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Have you ever wondered how to get those perfect runway style waves that don’t require a professional stylist to do your hair? Well now you can easily do them yourself with the T3 Single Pass Whirl Styling Wand. A simple to use, at home tool makes it so even the styling beginners of the world can curl their entire head without fumbling around with a curling iron. It is easy as section, position, wrap and release! The T3 Single Pass Whirl Styling Wand uses top of the line tourmaline, ionic and ceramic technology to give you beautiful waves with the least amount of heat damage possible. Check out the video below for a quick rundown on how to use the device safely and effectively. 15 minutes for flawless curls!
Be your own Valentine this year and treat yourself to some of our favorite most indulgent products. Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse for self-pampering. Here’s a few of our top choices this Valentine’s Day!
Clarisonic Mia Sonic Cleansing System-Pink is the perfect gift for you! 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.
Searching for the fountain of youth? Look no farther, Baby Quasar Plus-Pink is the ultimate anti-aging tool. The Baby Quasar PLUS is 25% more powerful than the original Baby Quasar and is the most advanced anti-wrinkle beauty tool available for home use. The Baby Quasar PLUS is cute, small and portable. However, don’t let the size fool you. Delivering professional-quality results, the Baby Quasar PLUS is the perfect fit for your lifestyle. You will achieve professional medical results while treating your skin only six minutes per day in the privacy of your own home.
Now including C-Factor technology, the Baby Quasar PLUS is the answer to reducing your unwanted periorbital wrinkles. Each Baby Quasar PLUS is hand made in the USA, enclosed in durable aluminum housing and comes standard with a five-year warranty.
Our last indulgent skin care pick is the NuFace Trinity and Wrinkle Reducer-Purple. Known as the 5 minute Face-Lift, this award winning FDA-cleared device delivers beautiful, unparalleled professional results in an easy to use at-home system. NuFace Trinity features a smart skin sensor and interchangeable attachments to enable a variety of spa-quality therapies. The NuFace Trinity comes standard with the Trinity Facial Trainer Attachment, which is built on the same microcurrent technology that made NuFace Classic the leading handheld facial toning device. With the microcurrent based Trinity Facial Trainer attached, the NuFace Trinity gently and effectively stimulates your skin to improve your appearance.
With the addition of the Wrinkle Reducer Treatment Head 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 treatment head – used to perform photo light therapy treatments to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin texture.
You heard our faves, now we want to know yours! If money was not a factor, what product would you treat yourself to this Valentine’s Day?
Spread the love this season with our top Valentine’s Day Gifts.
1. For a small token of your admiration Jurlique Rose Love Balm moisturizes and soothes dry, sensitive skin. Olive Oil, Safflower Seed Oil and Beeswax keep skin soft, supple, and nourished. Perfect for dry winter lips, cuticles, or even elbows. It’s lightly scented with roses and protects against moisture loss and has antioxidant benefits.
2. For the young and in love or just young at heart Philosophy Love Sweet Love Spray Fragrance is a lively, fruity scent that just makes you feel pretty. It’s reminiscent of that giddy feeling when you first fall head over heels in love.
3. Give the gift of great skin with a Clarisonic Mia 2. 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. Cleaner skin is healthier skin and healthier skin is more radiant and more beautiful.
4. For the man in your life the Art of Shaving Full Size Kit- Sandalwood will leave his skin irresistibly smooth and kissable. The Art of Shaving products are Aromatherapy-based, scented with 100% pure essential oils selected for their therapeutic skin properties and specifically blended for a variety of skin types. The set includes pre-shave oil, shaving cream, after -shave balm, and a shaving brush.
5. For the lady who always looks put together Too Faced Glamour to Go is the perfect gift. Vintage-inspired portable beauty palette is filled with a modern, wearable collection of shades for the eyes, face and lips. Our new Glamour To Go holds eight versatile shadows, one silky lip gloss, a best-selling bronzer and soft, sheer blush.
6. For the ultimate luxury gift look no farther than the Baby Quasar MD Plus. The fountain of youth is one step closer with Baby Quasar’s newest skin care tool. It’s 25% stronger than the original and has new C-Factor technology to help stimulate collagen in the skin.
These gifts have captured our heart and we’re sure you’ll love them too!
It’s that time of year again! We have to start thinking of all the photo opportunities that fall brings. Back to School and the upcoming holiday season- they’re all occasions when cameras are ever present. We want to make sure your smiles are ready for a close up.
GoSmile products offer a safe and effective way of lightening teeth in no time! If you’re in need of some big time whitening try the GoSmile Whitening System. Stains are reduced in as little as one 30 minute treatment! This easy to use device is to be hand held. Start by brushing your teeth, then use a tissue to blot dry the surface of your teeth. Rub the included teeth whitening serum in a circular motion ensuring each tooth is thoroughly coated. Then press the “G” button to turn on the light. Insert the Smile Whitening Light into the mouth and shine the light on your teeth until the device beeps and automatically shuts off. Immediately repeat ampoule plus light process two more times, for a total of 3 passes of ampoule plus light. Remember, no food or drink for 20 minutes after use.
If you don’t have 30 minutes to devote, no biggie, we still have you covered. Supersmile Professional Whitening System is a two item system that whitens and cleans teeth. Use equal parts of the Supersmile Whitening Accelerator Component and Supersmile Original Mint Whitening Toothpaste, and brush teeth in circular motions for 2 minutes.
You could even use the products in conjunction with each other if you’d like…
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!
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.