After a long day at the office or an even longer night out, the last thing you want to do is take off your make up, but we all know how important it is to maintain great skin. Here are a few of our favorite make up removers!
Avene Micellar Lotion Cleanser and Makeup Remover; this multitasking product makes it impossible not to hit the pillow without a clean face! There is no need to rinse this product, designed after the popular European cleansing waters, simply apply to the face, neck and decollate with a cotton pad. This product can be used morning or night!
Vichy Purete Thermale Soothing Eye Makeup Remover; this product combines Thermal Spa Water and Vitamin B5 to provide intense hydration that removes make up without irritating or drying the skin. This is great for sensitive skin types or contact lens wearers.
Treat your skin like royalty with Sjal Saphir Concentrate Anti-Aging Face Oil! This powerful anti-aging serum is fit for a queen infused with Himalayan Blue Sapphires and Aquamarine! Each jar of the concentrate has been charged for more than three months by Blue Himalayan Sapphires and Aquamarines which have calming, clearing and anti-stress benefits. Blue Kashmir Sapphires from the Himalayan Mountains are considered the rarest blue sapphires in the world. Saphir concentrate contains 3 bioactive anti-aging complexes with a blend of more than 12 essential oils and Supra-3. Supra-3 is a proprietary anti-aging bioactive complex designed to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, increase elasticity, plump and revitalize skin. Sound amazing?! Enter our Facebook giveaway for your chance to win your very own! Simply click HERE to enter.
Thought caviar was only for the rich and famous? Not anymore! Alterna’s Caviar line makes luxurious hair care affordable. Give your locks some love with these products that put the va-va-voom back in your style.
Hydration is not just for your skin. Healthy hair is shiny and vibrant. Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Duo will have you turning heads. If you want to replenish moisture without a heavy, weighed down feel, this is the set for you. Even the finest of hair will do well. The Photozyme Complex helps repair sun damage (yes, even our hair gets sun damage) and restores radiance. Rated 5 out of 5 stars by our customers, 21 reviewers can’t be wrong!
If you need more bounce and body then Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Body Building Volume Duo is your answer. Like its moisture counterpart both formulas are sulfate-free. This set is the best of both worlds. You will get lift and moisture from these show stoppers. As a woman with fine, color-treated hair I was used to having two sets of shampoo and conditioner in my shower. I needed the volume, but the volume shampoos (even high-end brands) always dried my hair so much I would have to switch to a more moisturizing set every few days. I don’t have to do that with this line, which makes me and my pocketbook happy! How does it smell, you ask? To me both formulas smell the same. They have a clean, spa-like fragrance that is relaxing.
Last but not least, the Alterna Caviar Working Hair Spray is our best seller in the Caviar line for good reason. This has quickly become my favorite hairspray! It offers a light, never-sticky buildable hold that gives your hair a touch of shine. It’s ultra-dry so there’s no waiting to brush through. It’s also humidity resistant so no worries about your hair frizzing in moisture. All-in-all, a five-star line for a five-star you!
Find your new must have products for Spring in SkinStore’s newest Guide to Gorgeous. When it comes to beauty products, we all have our tried and true faves, but with the number of new products that appear every day, how can you be sure you’re not missing your next must–have?! Check out our Spring Guide to see what’s new, noteworthy and sure to become your latest go–to product.
Here are just a few that made the top of our list!
Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic Plus Retinol Fibroblast Anti-Aging Moistuizer - This delicious moisturizing cream is silky to the touch and leaves skin with a smooth finish. This moisturizer is packed with powerhouse ingredients to combat the signs of aging including fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin and discoloration. Ferulic Acid provides superior antioxidant protection and protects skin against sun damage while the Dr. Dennis Gross exclusive ECG complex boosts collagen and elastin production.
GlamGlow BRIGHTMUD Eye Treatment- BRIGHTMUD Eye Treatment is the first tap on and wipe off eye product. These single–use, sealed chrome cells are designed to give you instant results in just 3 minutes! This mud treatment helps to absorb toxins, reduce dark circles, minimize fine lines and cool the area helping to depuff the eye. People of all ages and skin types are welcome to take the 3 minute challenge.
Perricone MD Photo Plasma SPF 30- This luxurious oil–free moisturizer cream creates an invisible shield against environmental aggressors and guards against UVA and UVB damage. Extremely lightweight in texture, it glides on skin smoothly and evenly, leaving it soft, hydrated and radiant. Formulated with powerful anti–aging benefits and mineral sunscreens, it derives its natural color from antioxidant–rich, Astaxanthin. No tackiness or heaviness, it is the ultimate moisturizer with SPF.
You can find these and all of our other Spring faves on SkinStore.com!
Looking for a quick anti-aging pick me up?! Erno Laszlo TranspHuse Age Defying Mask is a unique and luxurious approach to anti-aging designed to target signs of aging. This mask saturates skin with moisture, reversing signs of aging and minimizing the appearance of fine lines. This formula firms, hydrates and rejuvenates lifeless skin by lifting impurities and toxins out, leaving skin refreshed and youthful.
Sound amazing?! Click HERE for your chance to win one of your very own! You can find this product on SkinStore.com.
Chemical peels are an effective way to ensure the efficacy of your current skincare products, remove dead skin and reveal younger, healthier looking skin. Our skin takes quite the beating in day to day life so we encourage a fresh start every now and again. Peels can range in strength by the products used or the application process. The level of intensity is determined by a combination of active ingredients, peeling agents and pH level. Some peels may boast 10-30% of an active ingredient but it is the pH that is most important. The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14; 0 being most acidic, 7 being neutral and 14 being alkaline. Most acid peels should fall between 1.5 to 4.0, the latter of which is only available through a dermatologist or skincare professional.
Most over the counter peels are classified into 3 categories; AHAs (which includes citric, glycolic, lactic & malic acids), BHAs (which includes salicylic acid) and blended peels. Peels can aid with hyperpigmentation, fine lines or wrinkles, acne scarring and hyperkeratosis.
A staff fave for at home use is Dr. Dennis Gross Extra Strength Alpha Beta Peel. Results are noticeable after just one use and accumulative over time. It’s the perfect go to kit for big event like a wedding our class reunion when you need your skin to look picture perfect! You can find this amazing product on SkinStore.com.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream is a must have for your medicine cabinet! It’s packed with nourishing ingredients like Colloidal Oatmeal, Shea Butter, soothing Eucalyptus Oil and ceramides. It’s calming for the most sensitive skin types and helps repair the lipid barrier. Some skin conditions that can benefit from this cream are eczema, dermatitis, and keratosis pilaris. This item is also paraben free and does not contain any harsh chemical or colorants. Say goodbye to your dry, itchy, irritated skin and say hello to calm, hydrated, smooth skin!
-Hydrates, calms and soothes skin.
-Improves natural barrier function.
-Relieves minor irritation and itching.
-Reduces symptoms of eczema, dermatitis, and keratosis pilaris.
-Formula is free of parabens, harsh chemicals and colorants.
Take a break, relax with a glass of wine and get the glow back into your dry, winterized skin with Alchimie Forever Kantic Brightening Moisture Mask. Packed with blueberries and grapes, this rich creamy mask gives the aromatic fragrance of a glass of red wine. Aaah!
But it doesn’t stop at just being a pleasant experience. This luxurious mask is rich in free radical fighting antioxidants like Vitamin E which help prevent aging from the environment. Preventative and reparative, this Dermatologist developed mask will deeply nourish, hydrate, brighten, calm irritation, and soothes redness to get rid of those frosty the snowman cheeks!
SkinStore staff and customers agree that is a five-star product! Here’s what some are saying “My skin feel soft and hydrated. I cannot believe how good my skin looked. This is sure a keeper,” “I have adult acne prone skin and it is very sensitive. This product does not break you out and reduced redness big time” and “Gives you moisture and a glow. Smells great!” Need more proof? Be sure to check out the before and after photos HERE. Softer, glowing skin is just a mask away!
Dry skin is caused by a lack of moisture in the skin and is often characterized by parched, flaking, tightness, itching and even stinging or burning. Often skin begins to look more mature and fine lines or wrinkles are more pronounced. Dry or dehydrated skin is frequently associated with red or chapped areas of the body such as the lips, cheeks, elbows and knees.
Dry skin can be caused by a variety of reasons including but not limited to lack of essential oils, weakened barrier function, inadequate moisturizing, poor diet, environmental factors or improper cleansing.
To ensure that you are providing your skin with all the proper nutrients to stay well hydrated be sure to moisturize daily with a moisturizer or lotion fit for your skin type. Also, only cleanse twice a day and avoid harsh scrubs or astringent cleansers that can leave the skin feeling exposed. Long exposure to dry or cold temperatures can affect the skin and cause “winter itch”; inflamed, itchy skin associated with exposure to extreme temperatures including excessive indoor heating.
As we age our elastin and collagen products begins to slow and our skin becomes natural more dehydrated. Conversely, in our younger years we experience more oil production but that is necessary to keeping our skin balanced and hydrated.
We suggest that you cleanse the skin in the morning with a gentle cleanser, apply a nonalcoholic or moisturizing toner followed by a moisturizer preferably with a sun protection factor. At night, cleanse the skin with luke warm water, tone again, apply any gels/serums/oils and apply a thick, emollient rich moisturizer to absorb into the skin while you sleep.
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Are you looking for a mask, but don’t want to feel stripped of your essential oils? Cream Masks are best suited for dry or dehydrated skin to reduce inflammation, redness or irritation. Look for masks with emollients like Shea, coconut or mango butter and nutrients like hyaluronic acid or vitamin E. Cream masks are also a great choice for sensitive skin and can be applied more often than traditional masks without irritating the skin. We suggest the FarmHouse Fresh Sundae Best Chocolate Softening Mask; two words: chocolate mask. This luxurious mask is a fine blend of cocoa, coconut milk and honey along with CoQ10, live Carrot Fruit Cells and Ginseng to fight wrinkles and sagging.
Have the holidays and winter weather caused you to break out? Clay Masks are the appropriate choice for oily skin types, congested skin or acneic skin. Clay masks help purify clogged pores and cleanse the skin while removing dirt, debris and excess oil. We suggest the CosMedix Clear mask which uses sulfur, broccoli powder and white hazel among other ingredients to combat breakouts and minimize pore size.
Are you feeling like you need a fresh start? Exfoliating Masks are great multitasking products and can save time during your skincare route by combining the cleansing effects of a clay mask and the exfoliating benefits of a scrub. We suggest the GlamGlow YOUTHMUD Tinglexfoliate Treatment which starts off as a traditional clay mask but when activated with water morphs into a light scrub.
Are you looking for a relaxing treatment in the comfort of your own home? Marine Masks are synonymous with the quintessential spa experience and can be used on almost any skin type. Marine minerals offer great skincare benefits without causing irritation. Most marine minerals are packed with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory ingredients and anti-aging benefits to give your skin the boost it needs. We suggest the Astara Activated Sea Mineral Mask which combines Kelp, Spirulina and sea vegetables to rejuvenate like a fine resort facial.