Caviar? Yes, Please!

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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 forHair Masques 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!

You can find these amazing products on SkinStore.com.




Spring Guide to Gorgeous

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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.

New and Now

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!

 

 

 



Tips to Preserve Your Hair Color

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Do you feel like you just left the salon, yet your color is fading fast? In this economy we’re all looking for ways to cut corners and get the most for our dollar. Here are a few tips to preserve and prolong your color and get the most out of each salon visit.

1. Frederic Fekkai Technician Color Care Starter Kit will keep you locks looking top notch weeks after you left the salon.

The kit includes:

-Technician Color Care Shampoo, 2oz This highly protective shampoo maintains colored hair integrity while fighting fade. This shampoo gently cleanses hair with a rich, luxurious lather.

-Technician Color Care Conditioner, 2oz This silk-inducing conditioner drenches each strand of hair in emollients while helping lock in color intensity.

-Technician Color Care 3 Minute Mask, 1.7oz Rich and rapid, this mask submerges hair in humectants and extracts to revive just-colored condition and silkiness. This mask also helps to lock in color.

2. Dry shampoo is a life saver! One of the best and easiest ways to preserve your vibrant color is to avoid over-washing your hair. If you wash your hair daily then you are stripping your color at a much faster rate while depleting your hair of the natural oils that are essential to the health of your hair and scalp. Alternate washing your hair with a dry shampoo to greatly extend the life of your dye job. We love Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk.

3. Phyto Phytomist Color Protect Radiance Mist Formulated with Sunflower extracts, Red Algae, and White Lotus Flowers, Phytomist hydrates, repairs and protects hair from the damaging effects of color treatments and environmental stresses. With a few sprays of this leave-in treatment, hair is left soft, silky and manageable.

Benefits:

-White Lotus Flower helps to soften and hydrate hair.

-Helps to protect hair from UV rays.

-Recommended for color-treated hair in need of hydration.

 

You can find these amazing products on SkinStore.com!

 



A Guide to Whiter Teeth

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Nothing makes us look older than we are (even balding) than dull yellowing teeth.  Despite the rewards of having a gym body, having used all the latest skincare products, sporting those sexy new sunglasses, wearing the hottest new trends in apparel, or having that full head of hair… a yellow smile makes us look OLD!

There’s no doubt that yellowing teeth are not only unattractive, but they send the message that we’re older than we really are.  Not Good!  Brushing, flossing and seeing your dentist on a regular basis are essential in keeping your teeth in great shape.  Not smoking or drinking coffee is another great way to cut back on the premature yellowing.

But what happens when we’ve done all this and our smiles just aren’t as radiant as they used to be…a smile and a wink to that special someone doesn’t get you playful response anymore?

There are so many products and infomercials out there claiming their product can achieve results better, faster, and cheaper!

The first thing is to check with your dentist and make sure the product you choose is safe for you. Make sure the product is FDA approved and comes with some sort of return policy if you’re not pleased.

SkinStore offers some excellent products to help you brighten your smile at home safely.

GoSMILE 9 Count Speed Whitening System – “GoSMILE will give you the white teeth you’ve always wanted, quickly and effectively – with none of the mess, hassle, or discomfort of some other whitening systems. It’s so easy to use, you can’t help but smile! Simply flip, pop and whiten your way to a bright, fresh new look.

Supersmile Professional Whitening System  – “There’s no hassle with trays, strips or brush on gels, use an accelerant and tooth paste twice a day and see dramatically whiter teeth!”

GoSMILE Touch Up Fresh Mint – Freshen your breath and keep your smile clean in between brushing. “Use these ampoules to help polish teeth after and between whitenings. Just open, squeeze and apply to teeth after eating and drinking to help keep stains from setting on teeth.

Now go out and charm your date with those dimples and pearly whites!



Chocolate From Head to Toe

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Whoever said chocolate was just for eating? While we love to indulge in this decedent treat, it also can be found in our favorite skincare and beauty products.

1. David Kirsch Wellness Protein Plus – Chocolate: Lose weight the healthy and natural way with Protein Plus! Chocolate flavor.

2. FarmHouse Fresh Sundae Best Chocolate Softening Mask: A chocolate mask that is a skin softener, wrinkle defender and skin revitalizer.

3. Pur Minerals Eye Pencil Chocolate Mica: This self-sharpening, mechanical eye pencil is formulated to provide long-lasting colors and maximum wearability.

4. NUXE Baume Prodigieux Nutri-Protecting Lip Gloss – Shimmering Chocolate: This gloss provides color, nourishment and SPF 15 to the lips.

5. Philip B Chocolate Milk Body Wash and Bubble Bath: Chocolate Milk time means good clean fun!

6. SpaRitual Nail Lacquer – Shimmer Shrewd: A chocolate brown shimmer with superior shine, dry time and coverage.



Erno Laszlo TranspHuse Age Defying Mask [GIVEAWAY]

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Erno Laszlo TranspHuse Age Defying MaskLooking 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.



Our Top Vitamin C Picks

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1. Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu Power CX30 Vitamin C Brightening Serum : Camu Camu Brightening Serum helps to improve collagen production, brighten, smooth, firm, revitalize and improve the appearance of uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles. The Amazonian Camu Camu berry has 30 times the Vitamin C of an orange. This highly concentrated Vitamin C has superior absorption properties due to its low molecular weight allowing it to better penetrate the skin. Powerful antioxidant Camu Camu with Vitamins A, D and E also helps revitalize the look of skin while helping to fight free radical attack.

2. SkinMedica Vitamin C Plus E Complex: This rejuvenating complex formulated with 15% Vitamin C, may help to reduce wrinkles, fine lines and sun spots while fighting the future damaging effects of the sun. A sophisticated delivery system utilizing a water soluble silicon gel, allowing the aqueous form of Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) to be slowly released throughout the day. The lipid soluble form of Vitamin C (Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate) diffuses directly into the skin for antioxidant defense.

3. Jan Marini C-ESTA Serum: Jan Marini Skin Research C-ESTA Serum containing DAE Complex is the culmination of years of intensive medical research that has resulted in the first stabilized form of lipid soluble topically applied Vitamin C in a patented delivery vehicle combined with other essential factors. Studies show C-ESTA containing DAE Complex is able to create conditions in the skin that enable dramatic rejuvenation beyond any technology available. Within a short period of time the skin’s texture will begin to appear smoother and more supple. With continued use, the skin will become measurably firmer, more resilient, and facial contours will appear tighter and more defined. Deeper lines will appear far less pronounced, skin tones will even and the skin will appear noticeably younger and healthier.

4. ARCONA Youth Serum: This powerful anti-aging serum helps to prevent photo-aging, fine lines and loss of elasticity. This daytime treatment neutralizes the damaging effects of UVA/UVB rays, stimulates collagen and elastin growth with Vitamin C-rich L-ascorbic acid and Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate.

5. SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF: Phloretin CF represents a new class of preventive and corrective topical antioxidant treatment. After five years of extensive research, SkinCeuticals developed this patent-pending breakthrough technology combining the newly-discovered, broad-range power of Phloretin with Vitamin C and Ferulic Acid in a biodiverse formulation to divide and conquer sources of damage at every level. Phloretin CF, a broad-spectrum treatment, protects against not only free radicals, but the range of other reactive molecules known to cause damage and DNA mutations among the integral cell types. In addition, it corrects existing damage by stimulating the synthesis of essential proteins and fibers and accelerating cell turnover. The result — a strengthened support structure on the inside and a more youthful, firm, radiant appearance on the outside.

6. PCA SKIN C-Strength 15 Percent with 5 Percent Vitamin E: This stable and effective Vitamin C and E topical treatment minimizes fine lines and wrinkles and strengthens the skin by stimulating the fibroblasts to produce matrix proteins. This anhydrous formulation uses advanced vitamin suspension technology that keeps the 15% L-ascorbic acid protected and completely stable until applied to the skin.



Save Your Winter Skin with Juara Avocado Banana Moisture Mask

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Winter is a wonderful time to relax at home with family or travel. The dry climate can take its toll on your skin so it’s important to take the proper precautions and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! We often forget to use masks to help restore our skin, they are great treatments that don’t take that much time but will offer amazing results.

The Juara Avocado Banana Moisture Mask is an excellent moisture rich mask that will benefit dry, dehydrated skin. It uses avocado to nourish dry skin and banana which is rich in minerals to help soften and protect your skin’s natural moisture levels. This winter friendly mask also uses squalane and carrot seed oil to protect and hydrate even the most sensitive skin types. It is a great mask to use post procedure or while using a retinol or exfoliant, because it is soothing and hydrating.

The Juara Avocado Banana Moisture Mask is rich in texture, smells wonderful and feels even more amazing while on the skin. You can use this mask 1-2 times a week or as needed if you want to add a dose of moisture to your regimen. You will want to leave the mask on 10-15 minutes, or you can apply a very thin layer to your skin and leave on overnight. The results will be refreshing to your skin and soul!



Eczema: Symptoms and Solutions

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30aEczema is a common inflammatory skin condition which is characterized by dryness, flaking, blistering, crusting, swelling, and cracking of the skin. Eczema is typically caused by factors such as skin over-sensitivity, allergies, stress, and genetic factors. Those with asthma are more likely to develop eczema. Typically eczema is treated with a topical corticosteroid cream. Eczema skin types that are prone to infections will often be treated by a mild course of antibiotics. Antihistamines (topical and oral) may often be prescribed for the treatment of eczema as well. Antihistamines reduce swelling thus reducing the irritation and itchiness associated with eczema-prone skin. Eczema can be frustrating and embarrassing, and the doctor route can get costly and is quite unpleasant (why take antibiotics and slather on smelly prescription cream when most eczema outbreaks can be treated by appropriate over the counter products) Here are some great product choices that will help to treat, calm, and prevent eczema outbreaks:

Cleansing: 

Avene Professional Trixera Plus Selectiose Emollient Cleansing Gel effectively combats the 4 symptoms of very dry, atopic skin while cleansing, soothing and protecting the skin.

Toning:

La Roche Posay Thermal Spring Water contains healing properties which help to restore the skin’s barrier while providing antioxidant benefits and removing traces of hard water (which contain heavy minerals that are irritating to the skin). The Thermal Spring Water can be spritzed on throughout the day when your skin craves moisture or feels dry and irritated. The fine mist will not disturb your make up but will make your skin look fresh and hydrated.

Moisture:

Skin prone to eczema can often feel taut and dry no matter how much moisturizer is slathered on. We recommend therapeutic moisturizers with skin-building properties that not only hydrate the skin but also strengthen the skin’s barrier. Using a serum under a cream can be beneficial to drawing moisture deeper into the skin.  The Topix Citrix CRS 15% Serum with Growth Factor is a great serum to use under your cream as it contains Osmotics Cream Extreme Barrier RepairGrowth Factor TGF- beta-1 which can play a significant role in stimulating collagen growth and strong tissue structure. It also contains a bit of vitamin C to provide antioxidant protection. After applying a serum layer a cream for additional hydration. ATOPALM Intensive Moisturizing Cream is a great choice as it helps to restore the skin’s barrier function while soothing and hydrating. If your skin is extremely dry, try using a balm like the Osmotics Cream Extreme Barrier Repair, it looks like butter in the jar, but emulsifies into a fine balm once you warm it up in the palm of your hand. This product will last and last, and a tiny bit goes a long way to restore your skin’s compromised barrier.

 

Exfoliation:

Get rid of dead, flaky skin by exfoliating regularly with a non-irritating enzyme mask. Enzymes eat dead skin cells without compromising your skin’s barrier. The Tracie Martyn Enzyme Exfoliant is a great choice as it contains enzymes as well as skin brighteners and gently resurfaces the skin without irritating.

Body:

If you experience eczema break-outs on your body, we recommend using La Roche Posay body products to address your concerns. The La Roche Posay Lipikar Syndet is an outstanding non-drying foaming body wash that cleanses without irritation and neutralizes drying effects of hard water. The La Roche Posay Lipikar Balm AP is a rich hydrator that soothes the skin while providing dry-skin relief and hydration to last all day.

I hope these suggestions help! While eczema can not be cured you can often easily control it with soothing over-the-counter skin care products. And as always, if your skin condition worsens or becomes intolerant to over-the-counter products, consult your doctor for other treatment alternatives.

For more great products, visit us at SkinStore!



Get Perfect Waves with T3 Single Pass Whirl Styling Wand

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T3 SinglePass Whirl Styling WandHave 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!




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