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.

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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!



Forget about Cupid, Treat Yourself!

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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 Clarisonic Mia Sonic Cleansing System-Pinkcleansing 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.

Baby Quasar Plus-PinkSearching 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 NuFace Trinity and Wrinkle Reducer-Purpleaward 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?



Pucker Up to Pink

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It’s that lovely time of year… Valentine’s Day. And that means pink & red everywhere!

It is said that the color Pink can affect us both mentally and physically. The color has been associated with feelings of passion, happiness, and friendliness. Physically, brighter pinks can stimulate energy and encourage confidence. Personally when I think of pink, I think of fun, flirty, happy, and strong willed girly girls. We see the color around the world… in nature, fashion, and in many beauty products. Instead of looking at flowers or wearing your favorite pink scarf, why don’t you explore your options and opt for a new daring pink lipstick! Maybe even use skin care products that incorporate the inspirational pink color in them. Here are some of our favorite pink products:

Peter Thomas Roth Lips to Die For Pink Bombshell Lip Balm: Protect and maintain your lips with this invigorating daily lip conditioner. Lips to Die for Pink Bombshell Lip Balm delivers a natural, rosy glow and leaves lips soft, supple, sexy and kissable.

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Blush- Something About Berry: This  baked blush was developed with easy application and a no-fail color in mind,  taking the guesswork out of creating a sweet, romantic glow. Contains 3 individual shades baked together on one adorable palette. Choose a single color to brighten and highlight or blend all three colors together and apply.

SpaRitual Infinity Loving Kit: This set allows you to try an affectionate crème or a heartfelt shimmer, or you can use both to create your own nail looks. Brighten your smile and add maximum moisture to your lips with vegan, gluten-free mini lip gloss included. Kit includes: Idylic Nail Lacquer- Sheer Pink Crème, Infinitely Loving Nail Lacquer-Sheer Hot Pink Glitter and Infinitely Loving Lip Gloss- Sheer Pink, mini size.

Colorescience Pro SPF 35 Sunforgettable Lip Shine Pink: Give your lips a hint of perfectly pink shimmer and shield from the environment with Lip Shine Gloss Colore SPF 35 by Colorescience Pro. This chemical and dye free formula provides instant UVA and UVB sun protection and long lasting moisture.

So when you are ready to make your next beauty move, remember to think PINK! What are your favorite pink products?!



Murad Time Release Retinol Concentrate for Deep Wrinkles [GIVEAWAY]

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Deep wrinkles? No problem! Murad’s Time Release Retinol Concentrate for Deep Wrinkles is a targeted triple-action wrinkle- Murad Time Release Retinol Concentrate for Deep Wrinklesfighting treatment that features sustained release technology to provide concentrated power on your major areas of concern. It works to visibly reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles by 45% in 6 weeks!*

Time Release Retinol combines Encapsulated Retinol with Matrixyl Synthe’6, a youth building peptide that helps rebuild damaged collagen to plump creases and crow’s feet, and Hyaluronic Acid and Ceramide-3 to attract and maintain essential moisture for a smoother, more youthful appearance.

Time Release Retinol Concentrate for Deep Wrinkles is part of Murad’s Age Reform line which is designed to reveal younger looking skin, Age Reform products are scientifically advanced anti-aging formulas created to diminish fine lines and wrinkles, restore resilience and firmness, refine texture and improve tone. Time Release Retinol Concentrate for Deep Wrinkles can be used with all Murad lines and in conjunction with other anti-aging products for an added, concentrated boost precisely where it’s needed.

For your chance to win this amazing product click HERE to enter our giveaway! You can also purchase this product on SkinStore.com.

 

*Performed by an independent study, results may vary)



Top Gifts for Valentine’s Day

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Spread the love this season with our top Valentine’s Day Gifts.Jurlique Rose Love Balm

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.Clarisonic Mia 2 Sonic Cleansing System - Pink

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!



Winter Skin Doldrums

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Winter Skin DoldrumsHave the dry, frigid winter months left your skin parched and lackluster? There’s no need to fret, your skin is just in the need of some tender loving care! The buildup of dry, dead skin cells is caused by lack of exfoliation, which leads to dull, congested skin. June Jacobs Perfect Pumpkin Peeling Enzyme Masque may be the solution to your skincare woes! This pumpkin masque utilizes active fruit enzymes to attack dead skin cells and impurities. Pumpkin is rich in antioxidants and vitamin A, which helps repair and protect your skin. A quick ten minute mask once to twice a week leaves your skin vibrant and silky smooth!

Harsh cold climates can also jeopardize sensitive skin causing redness, itching, and irritation. The skin’s natural barrier function can become weak and off kilter. ATOPALM Intensive Moisturizing Cream works wonders to repair and restore your skin’s natural lipid barrier. The cream soothes and protects, while aiding the skin to repair and renew itself. ATOPALM Intensive Moisturizing Cream is a great weapon to keep handy in your skincare arsenal. It is a perfect remedy for a variety of ailments including post cosmetic procedures, microdermabrasion, facial peels, laser treatments, rosacea, eczema, rashes, and insect bites.

The warm sunny days of spring may be weeks away, but with the a little TLC winter doldrums will quickly vanish, along with your dry, rough skin!

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Personal Microderm Tool Kit

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When someone has dehydrated, pigmented skin they usually gravitate towards a cream to fix their dry skin woes. And it’s only natural, since moisturizing creams have been around for decades. Exfoliation, on another hand, has increased in popularity in recent years. Any aesthetician knows that if you are looking to make your skin look brighter, smoother and less pigmented then you should exfoliate!

Microdermabrasion sloughs off dead skin cells, induces faster skin cell regeneration and increases blood flow which helps to increase collagen production.

The Personal Microderm Tool is an amazing device that uses gritty disk attachments and vacuum suction to remove a thin layer of dead skin cells. This easy to use device is safe and comfortable for at-home use, so you don’t have to wait at the doctor’s office or shell out big bucks to get professional microdermabrasion results.

After your first PMD session you’ll notice that your skin looks brighter, more even toned, and much smoother. You will also notice that expression lines and enlarged pores are much less visible. Pigmentation and skin discoloration will also be less noticeable, and with continued use sun spots and freckles will become lighter and less prominent. If you have acne or mild burn scars the PMD will also lessen their appearance, depth, and severity.

You can find this amazing product at SkinStore.com!

 



New! SEKKISEI

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SEKKISEI; translated roughly in Japanese means bright & translucent skin as “pure as snow.” Pale skin is highly regarded in Asian cultures to signify wealth & prosperity. SEKKISEI is a blend of Japanese and Chinese herbs to attain the purest, brightestSEKKISEI complexion and prevent uneven skintone and freckles. The line itself is broken into three categories noted by the color of the packaging; green, purple and blue.

Junkisui (green) helps minimize acne blemishes or scarring caused by acne. Junkisui uses Coix seed to moisturize, but also lighten hyperpigmentation, Mountain bark extract to gently purify and Peony root extract to reduce inflammation.

Seikisho (purple) can be used daily on the face and body. This line also uses Coix seed to lighten and hydrate skin along with Angelica extract to disinfect areas of congestion and brighten dark areas, Mountain bark extract is used to detoxify.

Seikkisei (blue) is designed to reverse sun exposure or photo damage caused by the sun or other environmental factors. Seikkisei uses vitamin E to boost the skin’s natural defenses, vitamin C to brighten skin tone as well as Witch Hazel to refine pores and a blend of 10 Oriental herb extracts to leave skin feeling smoother and brighter.

You can find SEKKISEI on SkinStore.com.




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