Which Clarisonic Brush Head is Right for Me?

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Do you have a ClarisonicClarisonic Brush Heads and love the cleaning power you get from it, but you’re not sure which brush head is right for you? Let’s shed some light on this!

Clarisonic brush heads vary in bristle length and density. The longer and more dense the bristles are the softer the brush. Granted, all brushes are equally effective at cleansing regardless of comfort level. Keep in mind all of the brush heads are interchangeable except for the body brush attachments. Here’s the breakdown:

Normal: Comes standard with the Gray Mia 1 and Mia 2. It’s an invigorating brush great for thicker or oily skin, without sensitivity. Men’s skin is a typical fit for this brush head. This brush is generally used with speed 2 or speed 3 on devices.

Deep Pore: Sold separately. A purifying brush that will help congested areas like the T-zone and tops of the cheeks. If you have blackheads, whiteheads or milia use this to help clear those out. Generally used on speed 2 or 3.

Sensitive: Comes standard with Mia 1, Mia 2 and Mia 3. This balancing brush head is most commonly used. Great for makeup removal and daily grime use with speed 1, 2, 3, or 4.

Delicate: Sold separately. More gentle than the sensitive brush head. Ideal for those who have some sensitivity and no dryness. Typically used with the lowest speed, speed 1.

Acne: Comes with the Mia 2 Clarifying Collection. This clarifying brush is super gentle for cleansing the delicate and sometimes inflamed blemishes. Best used on speed 1 or 2.

Radiance: Sold separately. Even more gentle than the acne brush head. Wonderful for dry and sensitive types used on speed 1.

Dynamic: Comes with the Smart Profile. The texture is somewhere between the sensitive and deep pore brush heads. It also, has a microchip in it so it lights up with a red light when it is time to change it. This brush can be used on all of the 4 speeds this device offers.

Turbo Massage Body: Comes with the Smart Profile. This is a stiffer brush that will help exfoliate your rough patches on the body and elbows. Use with the body mode.

**Clarisonic recommends that you change the brush on your device every 3 months for efficacy**

You can find Clarisonic brush heads and devices on SkinStore.com.




It’s a Crime Not to Prime!

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If you’re looking for a way to get your foundation to go on smoother, last longer and look air brushed then you must use a primer! Too Faced Primed and PorelessPrimers are so important to use before your makeup application because they create a barrier between your skin and the foundation. Primer creates an even and smooth base on the skin going into the crevasses and fine lines to create an even flat surface. Too Faced Primed and Poreless not only creates the perfect base, but it also makes pores look nonexistent. This one-of a-kind makeup primer was scientifically formulated to wear under bronzers and foundation powders or alone to achieve the look of flawless skin without makeup! Vitamins A & C, mulberry extract and a powerful dose of Retinol, virtually banish pores; while tired skin is left hydrated, firmer, and detoxified. Primed & Poreless creates the perfect canvas to allow powders, bronzers and foundations to airbrush onto the skin seamlessly and perfectly blended. This is an all-in-one primer and is suitable for all skin types. If you are looking for the perfect primer, look no further!

You can find this product on SkinStore.com.



Infuse Skin with Nourishment

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Elemental Herbology incorporaElemental Herbology Cell Food Facial Serumtes the integral philosophy of the Chinese Medicine’s Five Elemental Theory. The wood element is aligned to spring, germination, growth and change. It is a time to ‘tend the soil’ before ‘sowing the seeds’ and in this way, a time to purify the skin and infuse it with much needed nourishment.

Consider adding into any skincare regimen the Elemental Herbology Cell Food facial serum. This serum contains a power-house of proteins, vitamins and anti-oxidants to help boost, protect and repair undernourished skin, especially after the effects of the winter season.

“You can actually feel this serum doing your skin good; natural products don’t get more effective. It leaves skin supple and nourished in the short term and decidedly more radiant in the long term.” - Harper’s Bazaar, October 2014

You can find this product on SkinStore.com.



NuFACE Reveals New Spring Colors

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Get your skin spring ready! NuFACE is the leader of innovative, anti-aging devices that deliver visible results for beautiful skin. NuFACE Spring ColorsNuFACE has released their spring line featuring, NuFACE Trinity Facial Toning Device in Coral Crush & NuFACE mini in Caribbean Sea!

The NuFACE Trinity Facial Trainer is clinically tested for improved facial contour, skin tone and wrinkle reduction in as little as 5 minutes a day! In a recent clinical Study:

-85% of clinical study users experienced significant improvements in facial contour

-80% of clinical study users said their face felt more toned

-73% of clinical study users experienced significant improvements in skin tone

The NuFACE mini in Caribbean Sea is petite, portable microcurrent facial toning device FDA-Cleared for facial stimulation.

Both devices are great for beauty seekers who want to lift, tone and contour- lift jowls, contour jawline, reduce nasal labial folds and wrinkles, lift eye brows, open eyes…need we say more?

 

You can find both devices on SkinStore.com.



Top 15 Concealer Tips

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The best concealers diffuse discoloration, lighten shadowed areas, disguise blemishes, and work in conjunction with foundations to achieve a more even skin tone and hide flaws. However, a poor choice in concealers can make things look worse! They draw attention to problem areas, accentuate fine lines and wrinkles, look cakey, settle into creases, and even disappear as the day comes to an end.

Top 15 Tips and Tricks:

1. Concealers should not, generally, be applied over powder foundation. Doing so tends to cause streaking and the powder may roll or peel. When using powder foundation, apply concealer first.

2. Choose a concealer that is one or two shades lighter than your skin tone to neutralize dark areas without attracting attention by making it look too light.

3. Use liquid concealer; if you have normal, combination, oily, sensitive or blemish-prone skin.

4. Use stick concealer; if you have normal, dry or sensitive skin

5. Use cream concealer; if you have normal, dry, combination or sensitive skin

6. Use cream to powder; if you have normal, slightly dry, combination or sensitive skin

7. Apply concealer under the eye: draw a triangle with the base under your eye and the point toward your cheek instead of straight across the bottom of the eye. This technique covers more, blends better, and last longer.

8. When choosing a color-correcting concealer remember:

Lavender: counteracts sallow or yellowness in the skin

Yellow: counteracts deep purple tones such as dark circles or scarring; pale yellow works well to highlight brows and cheekbones but it must be pale yellow, not gold

Green: neutralizes redness, including diffusing redness from rosacea. Great for covering up acne!

Pink: Neutralizes a blue cast on lighter skin tones

Orange/Salmon: neutralizes blue to deep purple or grayish tones on deeper skin tones

9. To prevent your eye shadow from falling off your lid and settling in the creases, prime your eyelids first with a dab of concealer.

10. Hide puffy eyes with a bit of eye cream, highlighter, and concealer. Mix them together and apply.

11. After applying concealer, blot the area with a thin tissue to prevent the product from settling into creases around your eyes.

12. Make your lipstick pop and prevent the color from bleeding by lining the outside of your lips with a fine-tip brush and a bit of concealer.

13. Make your brows pop by lining them above and below with a concealer that’s one shade lighter than your skin tone.

14. Create a tinted moisturizer by mixing your daily face lotion with a bit of your go-to concealer.

15.  For a smooth application with stick concealer, apply some on the back of your hand and gently rub in a circular motion to warm up the product. This will give you a nice smooth application.

Some of our staff favorite concealers are Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer and Too Faced Absolutely Flawless Concealer. You can find both of them on SkinStore.com.



Niacinamide: Key Ingredient

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Niacin, also known as Vitamin B-3 is found in many foods, including yeast, meat, fish, poultry, milk and eggs. The benefits for the SkinCeuticals Resveratrol B Einternal consumption of niacin are astronomical. It is scientifically proven to help treat heart disease, diabetes, cholesterol, and more. Topical application of products that contain niacin and niacinamide (which is a derivative of niacin) has also proven to have incredible effects. Niacin is found in all cells and it plays an important role in energy production. Thus, it is present in the organs that are metabolically active like the brain, heart, and liver.

In regards to skin care, Niacinamide has the ability to treat skin conditions including aging skin. It is anti-inflammatory which makes it effective in the treatment of acne. It is also beneficial against skin conditions such as psoriasis and rosacea. Studies have shown that 4% niacinamide gel can improve the symptoms of acne. In regards to rosacea, one study showed rosacea patients treated with niacinamide resulted in a diminished reaction to irritants. 26 out of 34 patients studied had a dramatic improvement in their skin.

Niacinamide is amazing for young skin, but it’s a miracle worker for more mature skin. There is evidence that it stimulates cells to produce more collagen. It’s also great for excessive dryness because it prevents moisture loss. It protects the skin by providing a safe occlusive barrier between skin and the environment. This ingredient does not feel heavy or greasy. Most importantly, niacinamide increases the production of ceramides which are lipids in the outer layer of the epidermis. Ceramides form a protective barrier against water loss. It will soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles. It stimulates circulation in the dermis which increases blood flow and increase vital nutrients to the skin, radiance, and overall skin health.

But what about those ugly age spots and hyperpigmentation that many suffer from due to sun exposure and other factors? Niacinamide in concentrations of 4% helps lighten areas of pigmentation. It reduces blotchiness, improves skin texture, and evens out skin tone.

Is it safe? According to a study published in The International Journal of Toxicology, niacinamide is not toxic or carcinogenic. This was tested on levels higher than those found in any cosmetic product. More importantly, it does not sensitize the skin or cause irritation in most people. It is classified as a low hazard cosmetic ingredient by The Environmental Working Group.

In a clinical study, after just four weeks of Niacinamide use, users saw water loss reduction by 24%, Pigmentation decrease by 68%, and increase of fatty acids by 67%, increase of ceramide production by 34%, fibroblasts production by 20%, collagen production by 54%.

Clearly, the studies show it produces great results; Niacinamide is an ingredient for those who want to go above and beyond in their skin care.

 

Some of our favorite products on SkinStore containing Niacinamide are SkinCeuticals Resveratrol B E and SkinMedica LYTERA Skin Brightening Complex.

 

 

 

 



Choosing the Right Foundation for You

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There are so many cosmetic choices out there it is hard to know which one is best for your skin type and concerns. Makeup has gotten a little overwhelming over the years, there are terms like BB cream and CC cream, powder and liquid foundation, setting powders and sprays, sponge applicators and brushes. It’s too much to take in. So here is some information to help determine what are the best products and tools for your flawless look.

A good place to start is to determine your skin type. If you have combination or oily skin a powder foundation is a nice fit for you. These are best applied with a powder brush. When selecting your powder brush a rounded brush will provide lighter coverage than a flat brush head. In most cases drier skin types do better with a liquid foundation. If you are a person with dry skin, but loves the convenience and how portable powder foundation is you should invest in a setting spray to keep the powder from just falling off your face. One of our best-selling setting sprays is Jane Iredale’s POMMIST hydration spray. It gives your skin added antioxidant protection and boosts hydration in the skin.

Once you determine the type of foundation to buy the next step is determining your skin care concerns. Cosmetics are much more than just makeup now days. There are anti-aging ingredients, anti-oxidants and SPF added to a lot of the products. If you are planning on your makeup pulling double duty as an SPF there are plenty of BB creams (which stands for Beauty Balm) and CC creams (which stands for color correcting) that have added SPF. Also mineral makeup has a natural SPF 15+ which is great. When choosing your makeup read the description of the product and what benefits that makeup provides. Reading reviews of the products is especially helpful in regards to how the product wears and the consistency. If a product is thicker you may always mix in your moisturizer or apply with a Beauty Blender applicator. A Beauty Blender gives you much more control on how much product is applied. The way you use a Beauty Blender is by soaking the sponge in water and squeezing out the excess water and then apply the makeup. If you are using a thicker makeup you can leave your Beauty Blender a bit more saturated with water so the sponge absorbs less makeup and give you a lighter coverage.

Hopefully this information will give you a step in the right direction for selecting the perfect makeup. Skinstore has plenty of makeup choices to choose from. We have full coverage camouflage options like Dermablend to lightly tinted sunscreens like Skinceuticals Physical Fusion SPF 50. If you ever have any questions our beauty experts are happy to help!

 



YOUR LIPS ARE THE BALM

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No matter the season, rain or shine our lips always need a little extra TLC and the one skincare accessory we cannot live without is Belli Sheer Comfort Lip Balmlip balm. Our lips are one of the softest and thinner parts of our body. Belli® has developed their very own lip balm to help relieve and heal your dry, cracked lips.

And because our Sheer Comfort Lip Balm is 100% lanolin, it is great to use on any other part of your body that needs the extra moisture, such as your cuticles and heels which can become cracked during the winter months. Even breastfeeding mom’s can benefit from using our Sheer Comfort Lip Balm to help hydrate dry, cracked nipples.

Belli’s® Sheer Comfort Lip Balm is formulated to lock in your lips natural moisture with just one ingredient, a soothing medical graded, hypoallergenic Ultra Purified Lanolin Oil.

Our Sheer Comfort Lip Balm is easy to apply and glides on smoothly without leaving a greasy residue on your lips.

At Belli® we are dedicated to bringing the very best in trusted skincare solutions that pamper and protect your skin without any known harmful chemicals, making our new Sheer Comfort Lip Balm a great addition to our skincare line.

Here are some things you should know about Belli® Skincare and its range of luxurious and effective skincare products for Pregnancy, Motherhood and Beyond:

Belli® is Picky For A Purpose™ to give you peace of mind. Our products are allergy tested, free of artificial dyes or fragrances, phthalates and paraben preservatives. The ingredients in Belli® products are selected based upon an extensive review of published medical studies. For pregnancy and motherhood, Belli® follows a unique safety screening process to avoid ingredients with known links to birth defects or harmful effects while breastfeeding. We teratology screen our skincare products recommended for use during pregnancy by searching through over 16 million medical research articles in over 5,000 international journals, and use this information to exclude ingredients with even remote links to birth defects or other problems with pregnancy. We also LACTMED screen to avoid ingredients linked to harmful effects during breastfeeding so that all Belli® products can also be used post-pregnancy.

You can find Belli products on SkinStore.com.



Exuviance Triple Microdermabrasion Face Polish [GIVEAWAY]

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Do you love a rejuvenating microdermabrasion at your local spa, but hate to spend the time and money? In the comfort of your ownExuviance Triple Microdermabrasion Face Polish home, and without the risks of traditional microdermabrasion machinery, you can achieve smooth, gently exfoliated skin.

Exuviance has released the new Triple Microdermabrasion Face Polish to answer the customers who want exfoliation, but aren’t looking for your average, teenage, abrasive skin scrub. This product can be used once or twice a week to brighten skin tone by sloughing away darkened, dead skin from the surface as well as reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This glycolic and lactic polish is amazing when paired with your favorite serum and moisturizer for a full anti-aging facial treatment.

Apply a thin layer of the scrub to a wet, cleansed face and gently massage the polish for about 30 seconds but be sure to avoid the eye area. There is no need to aggressively scrub the polish into the skin, the glycolic and lactic acids will do the work for you. Leave the polish on for 1-2 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.

You will be left with that “just left the spa”, silky smooth skin for days.

Sounds amazing right?! You can win one of your very own in our Facebook Giveaway click HERE to enter!



New! Prtty Peaushun

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Warm weather is approaching so, that means hem lines will be getting shorter! Have you ever wanted a body product that gives you HG008-prtty-peaushun-skin-tight-body-lotion-medium color, a flattering glow and helps lift, firm, tighten, all while diminishing the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks and varicose veins? Well, here’s your product! The Prtty Peaushun Skin Tight Body Lotion addresses all those concerns. It is natural, vegan, certified gluten free, toxin free, paraben-free, cruelty free and fragrance free. It contains exceptionally high quality and beneficial ingredients that anyone can use. The lotion comes in shades: light, medium, dark, deep dark or plain if you do not want to add color. People have been raving about this product since it came out and have referred to it as “photo shop in a pouch”. All you have to do is shake the pouch, apply a very small amount, wait 5 minutes and you are ready to go. The solution will not rub off on clothing or bedding and stays on until your next shower!

 

You can find this product on SkinStore.com.




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