Dragon’s Blood: A Healing Gem from South America

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Dragon’s Blood, also called Croton Lechleri extract, is a bright red resin/sap with a bounty of health benefits. Dominantly found in Rodial Dragons Blood Sculpting GelSouth America, Dragon’s Blood has been used for centuries by the indigenous people for many types of health issues. It is extracted from the trees by making diagonal cuts with a machete and allowing the sap/resin to seep out. It is then collected and refined. Health benefits include various skin conditions, gastro intestinal ailments, digestive and respiratory disorders. Today, we are going to concentrate on the health benefits for the skin.

Throughout the Amazon rainforest, Dragon’s blood, called both Sangre de Drago and Sangre de Grado, is the primary topical aid for just about anything bad that can happen to skin. Cuts, bites, burns, stings, rashes, abrasions, sores, wounds and skin conditions of all kinds benefit from application of the healing red resin of this tree. Dragon’s blood has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. These properties help sufferers of acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Dragon’s blood is widely used on infectious skin conditions of all kinds with great success. It is rich in protective antioxidant phenols, and anti-inflammatory compounds of various kinds. Due to these compounds, Dragon’s blood sap/resin helps to protect the cells of the skin and reduces redness and swelling.  It also contains a group of compounds called proanthocyanidins, which actually repair collagen, the main protein that makes up much of our tissues. Additionally, Dragon’s blood contains taspine, a known tissue-healing agent.

In addition, Dragon’s Blood has been clinically studied for its benefits. Studies regarding this plant date back to the late 1970s. Dragon’s blood is found in several pharmaceutical products, some of them patented.

Rodial Skin Care is a premier skincare line that features Dragon’s Blood as a main ingredient in their formulations. Rodial Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel is an innovative product that actually acts like a second skin. This skin-like film effectively protects, reduces redness and firms for a smoother, plumper and youthful looking complexion.

Clinical results of this product:

-Trial volunteers saw an increase in skin elasticity by 92% in 3 months

-Trial volunteers saw a reduction in skin sagging by 72% in 3 months

-Skin is dramatically defined and volumized

-Skin is firmer around the jaw line and cheek bones with improved tonicity

Dragon’s Blood is truly a gem from South America. Its benefits are becoming world renowned and the applications continue to expand and grow. We will continue to hear about this magic resin for years to come!

You can find this product on SkinStore.com.

 




Effortless Curls with T3 Twirl 360

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The new T3 Twirl 360 is the newest machine for beautiful, effortless curls. This revolutionary device curls your hair for you with oneT3 Twirl 360 simple motion. The 1.25 ” barrel automatically rotates around your sectioned strand of hair giving you a beautiful, flawless, polished curl with every twirl. This item can be used on all hair types and will not harm the hair.

T3 Twirl 360 Benefits:

-T3 Gyroscopic Technology: Senses wrist motion and automatically rotates to curl hair fast, while eliminating awkward manual motion and increasing control.

-Mid- Cool Tip: Makes it easy to safely and quickly maneuver the curling iron.

-Length Clamp: Ideal for curling any length of hair – even if it’s layered.

-5 Heat Settings (up to 410ºF): Suitable to style all hair types and textures with just the right amount of heat.

-2-Year Warranty: Comprehensive coverage and support options.

You can find this product on SkinStore.com.



Nuts for Coconuts!

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People have been using coconuts for a wide range of uses for thousands of years. In the Philippines people have been using coconut oil for beauty, health, diet and even as an alternative fuel for cars. Just recently people in the U.S. are discovering ways to introduce coconut oil into their lives. With all of the benefits that coconut oil offers it is a wonder why we haven’t started using coconut oil sooner. Coconuts are rich in lauric acid which essentially is a saturated fat. It is a disinfectant, anti-microbial and is anti-viral. Coconut oil may be consumed and used to cook with or added to tea/coffee as a natural creamer. An added benefit is that coconut oil will give you energy and can be used for weight management. When used in the hair, coconut oil penetrates the roots and addresses dandruff or cradle cap for babies. It also aids skin concerns such as rosacea, keratosis pilaris and eczema. All types of skin can benefit from using coconut oil! It also works great as an eye makeup remover, you can even brush your teeth with it and use it on babies as a natural diaper cream. The RMS Beauty Raw Coconut Cream is an excellent way to introduce coconut into your regimen to find all the ways you can use this multitasking product. Enjoy!

 

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New! Epionce: Delivering the Beauty of Healthy Skin

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epionceHave you ever watched red carpet events and wondered what the stars do to their skin to make it so radiant and beautiful?  Most would answer achieving and maintaining healthy skin. Natural and flawless skin depends on two main factors. The first is your overall health and wellness and the second is your everyday products that you use on your skin. Maintaining your body by staying hydrated and eating well contribute to healthy skin. Your everyday products improve and reinforce the health of your skin. Epionce is a well-respected and clinically proven line that delivers the beauty of healthy skin. This non-prescription, dermatological product line has 20+ years of research. Epionce is a comprehensive and innovative skin wellness line designed to optimize the appearance and health of the skin by working at the core of the skin’s own protective and reparative systems.

Why is this important? Most skin care products remain on the skin’s surface and provide no real therapeutic benefit. Epionce has a unique delivery system that penetrates deep into the layers of the skin. Epionce strengthens, improve skin’s function, restores the skin’s natural barrier, and reverses inflammation. Inflammation can lead to skin problems such as scars, redness, irritation, and aging. The result of using Epionce products is smoother, more radiant skin that functions at its very best.

The price point is very reasonable and the line is easy to use. Mix and matching within the Epionce system will help you customize your skin care regimen to meet your specific skin care needs; targeting specific conditions such as dryness, acne, etc.

Sounds amazing right?! For your own personalized Epionce skincare consult contact one of our licensed estheticians today!



Hot New Product! Irish Moor Mud by Peter Thomas Roth

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Look no further, finally an all-in-one mask that purifies, helps refine, decongests, and hydrates the skin all at the same time! Irish Irish Moor Mud MaskMoor Mud by Peter Thomas Roth contains 9,000 year old black moor mud which draws out dirt, oil, impurities. While also minimizing pores, lines, wrinkles, and leaving the skin hydrated. Most mud masks leave the skin feeling dry or stripped, this mask contains Black Hijiki Seawood that provides vital nutrition and hydration.

-Irish Moor Mud – The result of the natural decomposition of herbs, flowers and plants over a period of thousands of years, this mud paste has an unusually high concentration of purifying bio-minerals, trace elements, vitamins, amino acids, and fatty acids.

-Hijiki Seaweed – This black sea vegetable grows wildly along the coasts of Japan, Korea and China and has been used abundantly for centuries. Provides nutrition and hydration and contains high levels of calcium, iron, and vitamins B1, B2, and C.

-Volcanic Ash and Activated Charcoal – Contains healing minerals that detoxify, revitalize, and draw out trapped impurities and toxins from clogged pores (shrinking their appearance) for cleaner, more breathable, deeply-purified skin.

Best used 2-3 times a week, apply the mask with your fingertips evenly among your face, neck and décolletage. It can be left on for up to 10 minutes. Remove the mask with a warm damp wash cloth. If any residue is left over it can be rinsed off.

You can find this product on SkinStore.com.



New! Dr. Dennis Gross Color Smart Cleanser and Mask

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Many of us already know and love Dr. Dennis Gross products. He has an amazing reputation for effective products. His latest Dr. Dennis Gross Color Smart Cleanser and Maskproduct, Color Smart Cleanser and Mask is a completely new idea in an anti-aging cleanser. Not only does it brighten and firm with three, yes I said three, forms of vitamin c, it exfoliates with papaya enzymes and glycolic, and draws out impurities and congestion with oil-absorbing clay.

I know what you are thinking, it sounds good, but what is so smart about it? Well, two things. First, it changes color. Apply on dry skin with dry hands. It goes on a peach tone and then as you massage it in it turns a light yellow color so you can see that you have fully cleansed and exfoliated all your nooks and crannies. Genius! No more rough patches. Second, after you have cleansed and the color has turned yellow, you can leave it on for three minutes and use it as a mask 2-3 times a week. This will really drive in all those protecting antioxidants and help soften lines and wrinkles. So you get two products in one!

One SkinStore customer already loves it. She writes: “I love the way my skin feels after using this cream cleanser. It’s DRY and COLD here in New England. I leave it on for a few minutes for the vitamin C benefit. Really good stuff!” We think you will like it too.

Tip: Clay can be a little difficult to wash off. To make it a little easier massage in some water to emulsify the cleanser before doing your final rinse.

You can find this product on SkinStore.com.



Medi-Spa at Home Peel

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Looking for a home peel that has the same benefits as going to your local spa? You’re just in luck! Dr. Dennis Gross has created a clinical-grade weekly peel that can be used at home. The Alpha Beta Medi-Spa Peel inspired by the service menu at Dr. Dennis Gross’ medi-spa in New York City. Packed with antioxidants and acids proven to help fight signs of aging, it reveals younger-looking skin with two at home steps. This patented peel enlists 15 powerful acids – more than double the amount in original Alpha Beta® Peel – to instantly revive the skin. Unlike other peels on the market, it’s formulated with an “acid active” antioxidant called rehmannia glutinosa root, which maintains its anti-aging powers even when mixed with acids. Step 1 pads gently exfoliate while nourishing and rejuvenating the skin. Step 2 peptide milk neutralizes the skin, enhancing acid benefits, while firming and hydrating the skin. This is great for anyone looking to turbo-charge their skin regimen. The benefits of this peel are amazing! It helps to improve your skin tone, reduce pores and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while improving cell turnover. Did I mention all skin types can use this product? Yes, all skin types, including sensitive skin. Order one today from SkinStore.com and enjoy the many benefits of an at home peel!

 



In Need of a Beauty Advisor?

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Ever wish you had an esthetician at home with you to give you the perfect product recommendations as well as step-by-step Beauty Advisorinstructions? Now you can have the next best thing, for free! The SkinStore.com Beauty Advisor offers a questionnaire complied by SkinStore estheticians to guide you in getting customized solutions for your specific skin care needs.

You’ll find 12 easy questions on skin concerns, lifestyle and water intake. All of these factors play a key role in choosing the perfect products for you. In just a few minutes, you’ll have information on issues you might not have considered as reasons why your skin may not look its absolute best.

You are able to save, email and/or print your results. Check out my beauty advisor at SkinStore.com today, click HERE.

And as always our estheticians are available by phone, chat and e-mail from 9 am – 9 pm EST. Let us help you be your most beautiful self!



A Girl’s Best Friend: Makeup Removing Wipes!

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Although cleansing your face thBoots No7 Quick Thinking Wipes- Value Packoroughly with either your hands or a cleansing device is ideal, makeup removing wipes are a convenient way to remove the day’s makeup and grime so that you can properly cleanse your face. Makeup removing wipes shouldn’t be used solely to cleanse the face because they lack any type of cleanser, but are great for removing mascara, eye liner or other long wearing cosmetics. Makeup removing wipes, like the Boots No7 Quick Thinking Wipes – Value Pack are even great for throwing in your gym bag or purse if you want a fresh pick me up midday. You can also cut your make up wipes into smaller more manageable squares and can be used to remove make up goofs like lipstick, eyeliner or mascara from the upper eye lid.



Skincare for Expecting Moms

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Looking for skincare products as an expecting mother can be overwhelming. During this exciting time your body is quickly changing and you may experience differences in your skin due to increased hormone levels. After searching for a new skin care regimen myself, I found Belli Skin Care.

The ingredients in Belli products are selected based upon an extensive review of published medical studies. Every Belli product is allergy tested, free of artificial dyes or fragrances, phthalates and parabens. Belli even follows a unique safety screening process to avoid ingredients with known links to birth defects or harmful effects while breastfeeding.

Since using Belli products, I have noticed fewer breakouts and have glowing skin. Now, I can stop focusing on my blemishes and enjoy my beautiful pregnancy glow. Our favorite Belli skincare products are:

Belli Bye Bye Blemishes Duo: Anti-Blemish Facial Wash, 6.5oz – Lactic acid gently exfoliates acne prone skin without over-drying. Free of Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid, and Benzoyl Peroxide. Acne Control Spot Treatment, 0.5oz- Sulfurs clears acne blemishes and helps prevent new breakouts. Absorbs quickly; non-greasy.

Belli Healthy Glow Facial Hydrator: A day and night moisturizer rich in botanical humectants that help refine and soften skin texture.
You can find the products mentioned on SkinStore.com!

 




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