Posts Tagged ‘anti-aging’

Must-Have Products under $25

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tweezerTweezerman Slant Tweezers: The best tweezers you’ll ever use. They stay sharp for what seems like forever, and if by chance they don’t, you can send them to Tweezerman to have them sharpened. (You just have to pay the shipping cost). They’re worth every penny of $23, considering how long they last, and how well-made they are.

NUXE Reve de Miel Ultra Nourishing Lip Balm: Unlike any other lip balm I’ve ever tried, it leaves a soft silky finish and dries matte. I use it nightly to maintain baby-soft lips, and even my kids love it.

Soap and Glory Face Soap and Clarity 3-in-1 Daily Detox Vitamin C Facial Wash: This refreshing gel cleansercleanser works great and smells amazing. It keeps skin clear without being overly drying.

Beautyblender: I absolutely love this sponge. (I devoted a whole post to it). Everyone needs one in my opinion. Applying my makeup is so quick and easy since I incorporated it into my daily routine, and my makeup looks flawless.

Archipelago Botanicals Oat Milk Body Lotion: Very moisturizing without being greasy. Smells great and keeps the skin hydrated for hours.

UltraLuxe Drying Potion: Banish blemishes overnight with this soothing, nondrying potion. UltraLuxe uses the purest essential oils to create this potion that works to disinfect the pore and clear blemishes quickly.

h2oH2O plus Hand and Nail Cream: If you’re a frequent hand washer like me, then your hands are probably dry. I love this stuff; I keep one tube in my purse and one by my bed. It absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave hands greasy. It’s a steal at only $5!

Farmhouse Fresh Sundae Best Chocolate Softening Mask: Love chocolate? Does your skin need hydration or radiance? Then this is the mask for you! Its smooth creamy texture leaves skin supple and velvety, and smells good enough to eat.

Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk – Natural Tint: The best dry shampoo I’ve used. A little goes a long way, it smells fresh, and doesn’t leave a powdery look or feel.

Butter London Nail Polish: Super-shiny and lasts at least a week with no chips. I love these nail polishes, they’re worth the splurge.

Vichy Thermal Spa Water: This water comes from 4,000 meters under the earth in Vichy, France, and is VH010-vichy-thermal-spa-waterrich in skin-soothing minerals and trace elements. I apply it before and after my makeup and carry a travel size in my purse for whenever I feel my skin needs a pick-me-up throughout the day.

butter LONDON Wink Eye Pencil: These pencils are my go-to! They go on creamy, last all day, and are deeply-pigmented.

Alterna BAMBOO Smooth Kendi Oil Dry Mist: I spray a little bit of this dry oil on my hair after I flat iron. It makes my hair shiny and silky smooth without weighing it down or looking oily.


Got Milk?

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DK004-dr-hauschka-soothing-cleansing-milkWinter can be very brutal on our skin; the dryness, cold, and wind can wreak havoc. The good news is that we don’t need to allow our skin to fall victim to the driest season of all. Of course, using hydrating, rich creams is a must. But, we need to take a closer look at the cleansers we are using twice a day. Gel foaming cleansers can feel very purifying, but they are often extremely stripping and drying to the skin. After we strip the natural oils, we then have to compensate by slathering our faces with the most moisturizing creams we can get a hold of. If you suffer from dry or sensitive skin, a milk cleanser might be exactly what you need in your skin care regimen.

Many brands offer a milk cleanser. I personally love the Dr.Hauschka Soothing Cleansing Milk. It is best suited for sensitive, dry, or very dry skin. This cleanser removes impurities without causing any irritation. This soothing milk can be used in the morning and at night, and is wonderful at removing makeup. The Bentonite Clay pulls out any impurities, but soothes the skin at the same time. The grain extract helps to purify the skin while also delivering nourishing vitamins. This product also contains Jojoba and Sweet Almond Oils to maintain your skin’s moisture. They even say that this product can be used as a shaving cream! My favorite things about Dr.Haushka products are that they focus on using natural ingredients while taking a holistic approach.

Estie Find: Five years of science in a jar!

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This unique product is my new must-have. Dr. Perricone believes in beauty from the outside-in, and the inside-out. His dietary supplements are awesome at providing your body with the nutrients needed to maintain your health.   Cold Plasma is like a multivitamin for the face. NV188-cold-plasma

This unique gel-cream serum addresses the ten visible signs of aging: wrinkles, large pores, dryness, redness, discoloration, uneven tone, impurities, loss of firmness, loss of smoothness, and loss of radiance. Cold Plasma took Dr. Perricone five years to formulate. The unique scientific formula is only attracted to dead skin cells, and works differently on everyone. The bionic phospholipid delivery system of this product is one-of-a-kind; whatever goes on top of Cold Plasma is pulled into the skin ten times deeper.

I have been using this award-winning product for a week and can already see a difference in the tone, texture, and clarity of my skin. I apply it nightly after cleansing. I stir the product with a Q-tip and apply only the amount left on the Q-tip—that’s all that is needed. After I let the product set for a minute or so, I continue with my serum and moisturizer. The scent isn’t the greatest, it reminds me of fish oil, but it dissipates after I apply my serum and night cream. I’ve noticed the overall tone of my skin is more radiant, the texture is smoother, and my pores are refined.

I’m excited to see the results after I use the product for a longer amount of time. It is a pricy, but the amount used per application is so little I can see the jar lasting for at least 6 months, if not longer. All Dr. Perricone’s formulations are free of artificial fragrance, parabens, preservatives and dyes, contain no animal by-products, and are cruelty-free. The advanced, patented formulas are kept stable in medical-grade glass as well.

Give Cold Plasma a try, and promote aging-optional skin!

Glowing Beautiful Skin from Dr. Perricone

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Renowned celebrity dermatologist and scientist Dr. Perricone offers a full skin care line that addresses anti-aging by reducing inflammation both internally and topically. We have had only great experiences with his line, but one product we really love is the Face Finishing Moisturizer Tint SPF 30.perricone

This lightweight, oil-free moisturizer has a hint of color that flatters all skin tones and gives that radiant glow. The Vitamin C ester, a stabilized Vitamin C, will help brighten the skin, which makes it on par with a CC Cream, but in a jar. Literally just a pearl-sized amount is enough for your entire face. One jar should be a four-month supply. What we really love is that it seems to blur discolorations and imperfections.

Best of all, you get a sun protection factor of 30 with no harsh chemicals and no sunscreen fragrance. The light scent of roses gives this a truly luxurious essence. Plus, there is no residue after it absorbs, so you hardly know you are wearing anything, much less a sunscreen. It also comes in a non-tinted version if that is your preference. If you are looking for science in your skin care with a better-than-makeup, naturally healthy look, you will love this! We do!

What Do Moisturizers REALLY Do?

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We’ve all heard the claims that promise “Youth in a Bottle,” but we’ve been duped more than once. So what are the actual benefits of a moisturizer?

Moisturizers of course prevent dryness, which makes skin look dull and frankly, older. They also provide a protective barrier to shield your skin from environmental pollution that creates free radicals, the moisturizerculprits that cause wrinkles and damage skin cells. If you use a serum, a moisturizer literally seals the deal. Putting that last layer of armor over your serum not only helps it penetrate better, but keeps any residue from evaporating. Serums tend to be the priciest products in any line, so we don’t want to waste our investment.

How are moisturizers different from hydrators? Hydrators address the level of water in your skin. They are water-based, as opposed to moisturizers, which typically have a measure of oil in them. They are great for dehydrated skin as they penetrate more deeply to really hold moisture in, keeping your skin cells plump. Every skin type struggles with dehydration, regardless of water intake. People who travel frequently are often in need of extra hydration.

Every skin type, even the oiliest, needs moisturizer. If you need help determining your best option, please call us and speak with our estheticians for a personalized recommendation.

Turmeric for Smooth, Glowing Skin!

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Spice up your skin care with an ingredient that has been used for over 4000 years. Turmeric has powerful antioxidant and antibacterial properties that help heal acne, blackheads, hyperpigmentation, eczema, and psoriasis. It is also known to slow down the aging process by improving skin’s elasticity.
Juara makes incorporating Turmeric into your skin care routine easy. Juara Clove Flower and Turmeric Anti-Aging Serum and Juara Turmeric Antioxidant Radiance Mask contain this magic ingredient. Your skin will immediately look and feel more vibrant and well-rested. Repeated use of this serum will reduce the look of fine lines, as well as increase firmness and youthful luminosity.

Juara Turmeric Antioxidant Radiance Mask offers a unique treatment that detoxifies, brightens, and JR008-juara-turmeric-antioxidant-facial-maskstrengthens the skin in a single application. This special complex of turmeric, which is known as one of the most powerful antioxidants in Indonesian medicine and has been used for centuries as a remedy for various skin and health ailments, helps neutralize environmental toxins in the skin and fortifies it through a concentrated detoxifying infusion.
Both are suitable for all skin types and can be used along with any products currently in your beauty regimen.

Is your pore size a concern?

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Many of our customers here at SkinStore are troubled by large pores. If this is one of your concerns, have you wondered about the cause? People who have oily skin naturally tend to have larger pores. Oily skin is due to excess production of sebum. The oil then blocks the pores while collecting dead skin cells and dirt. There are many factors that determine pore size, including gender, genetics, age, and weather. Whatever the reasons may be for the enlarged pores, customers always have the same goal: reducing the size and making them less noticeable. We have come across the most effective way to minimize those pores: Perricone MD Intensive Pore Minimizer. NV193-pore-minimizer

The Perricone MD Intensive Pore Minimizer can be used morning and evening before your serums and moisturizers. Most customers saw a difference in their oil production and pore size within one week. This product will improve the skin texture, reduce pore size, and balance the skin’s oil production. The product does not leave a greasy feeling on the skin, which allows you to follow with your favorite serums and moisturizers. Many customers who have sensitivity to products have not had any issues using this one on a daily basis. This pore minimizer is formulated with alpha lipoic acid, which gently exfoliates and purifies the skin. Purifying the skin and clearing out the build-up that is enlarging the pore will give you the amazing results you have been looking for. Yes, primers and silicones give us the look of smaller pores but they only mask the issues. If you want to get to the root of the problem and say goodbye to enlarged pores, then the Perricone MD Intensive Pore Minimizer is the product that you have been searching for.

The Power of Catalyst AC-11

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As we age, our DNA changes and its function declines. The genes that help with cellular repair are no longer able to fully do their jobs, thus, the signs of aging we see on our faces. Catalyst AC-11 DNA Repair Serum, from Osmosis Pür Medical Skincare, features a repair mechanism called Zinc Fingers. Zinc Fingers are critical components of proteins and they provide the tools the skin needs to repair DNA and cellular damage while also stimulating collagen production. Included in this serum is AC-11, a specialized extract of Cat’s Claw that is clinically-proven to increase DNA repair. Creating even more DNA repair, AC-11 also heals and protects the skin from everyday elements, while decreasing inflammation at the same time. With Aloe, Zinc and Vitamin E, this serum creates the most change in the skin without causing any irritation.  OM012-osmosis-pur-medical-skincare-catalyst-ac-11-dna-repair-serum

With a proven, patented combination of Zinc Fingers and AC-11 that shows results in skin tags, broken capillaries, fine lines and wrinkles, scarring and pigmentation, Catalyst AC-11 rejuvenates skin cells from the inside out, permanently reversing the signs of aging for healthier, younger functioning skin.

Suggested usage: Shake lightly and apply 1-2 pumps morning and evening.

Estie Find Alert: Quench Your Skin with Algae!

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PT270-peter-thomas-roth-blue-marine-algae-maskI have an amazing find that I want to share with all my dehydrated ladies:

Peter Thomas Roth Blue Marine Algae Mask.

This mask is a powerhouse! We are talking about a nutrient-rich hydrating treatment that helps soothe and nourish skin with blue marine algae and other potent humectants. This gel mask helps prevent dehydration by retaining healthy water levels in skin over extended periods and through the most intense climatic conditions.

Blue Marine Algae is a nourishing seaweed that infuses skin with nutrients and humectants to help defend against dehydration and prevent future damage. Antarcticine, a unique glycoprotein sourced from Arctic glacial ice, helps skin retain water and protects against water loss in extreme climates or temperatures. Tea, sourced from the Jeju Islands of Korea, delivers deep nourishment and abundant moisture, leaving skin instantly hydrated and smooth with a healthy, dewy glow.

Over time, as the treatment balances skin’s hydration levels, fine dehydration lines are diminished.


• Suitable for all skin types.
• Hydrates and nourishes skin.
• Helps skin retain water.

Nurture Your Neck – Top Neck Creams

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As we age, our necks tend to show more lines and even give in to gravity a bit. Yet the skin is thin and a little more sensitive to aggressive treatments. So it’s best to take care when dealing with this delicate area. Here are our top choices:

NeoStrata Skin Active Triple Firming Neck Cream is brand new to SkinStore and is expected to fly off neostrata neckour shelves. This dermatologist-formulated brand really delivers results. What you get in this dream formulation is tightening, firming, collagen and volume-building, and a bit of exfoliation to smooth the surface of the skin. It has a light, creamy texture that feels luxurious. The brand is a proven winner and we are so excited they have launched a neck-firming product.

Alchimie Forever Firming Gel for Neck and Bust is a bestseller for the neck-firming category. With 15 reviews giving this product an average of 5 out of 5 stars, you know it has to be good! Formulated by a dermatologist in Switzerland, this gel will provide lifting, tightening and firming as well as lessen dark spots and repair damage. Now that’s what we call turning back time! It has a refreshing smell of rosemary that dissipates quickly.

Last, but not least, the Strivectin TL Neck Cream offers instant and cumulative results in this hydrating, collagen-building cream. It’s perfect to use before a night on the town. It will strengthen and dramatically help with sagging skin. This is an ultra-rich cream formulation. Perfect for dry skin, but it can be used on all skin types.
Whichever you choose, you’re bound to feel a little more confident with firmer, younger looking skin!

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