Posts Tagged ‘antioxidants’

Algae

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It’s likely that you’ve heard of seaweed wraps and algae treatments at luxurious spas and retreats. But algae isn’t just for celebrities anymore. There are a plethora of different algae-based products on the market that can be enjoyed by just about anybody.

Algaes are abundant in amino acids and minerals. There are different types of algae (red, blue, brown, green) that may provide different skin and health benefits. Algaes have been known to provide toning, detoxifying, re-mineralizing and moisturizing benefits. We offer many sea mineral and algae enriched products. Here are some favorites that we love:

Pevonia Nymphea Seaweed Exfoliating Soap, a summer-time favorite, an exfoliating soap to stimulate and help smooth cellulite accumulations.

H2O Plus Sea Results Deep Sleep Recovery Cream contains sea mineral complex which delivers kudzu root extract, marine-derived collagen, nutrient-rich phospholipids and firming marine algae to help promote long-term elasticity overnight.

Thalgo Marine Collagen Cream This cream helps to fight the first signs of aging while it helps to prolong the skin’s fresh and youthful glow!

Algae is great externally, but it’s also beneficial when taken internally. Maybe you’ve heard of (or even tasted) wakame salad at your favorite sushi restaurant. This delicious salad is simply yummy sea vegetable (seaweed) that’s seasoned with vinegar and garnished with sesame seeds. If you see it on a menu, I suggest that you try it! It’s healthy, nourishing, and tasty! It’s also great to take algae supplements internally if you can’t get your hands on a wakame salad. Iodalg Algae Capsules are a great choice to provide the body with detoxification, but make sure to speak to your doctor before starting any supplement regimen!

What’s your favorite Algae product? Are there any other sea ingredients that you like to use in your skincare & body regimen? Caviar extract is popular too! Share with us on Facebook  & Twitter!

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Ole Henriksen Truth Serum

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Who couldn’t use a little boost of radiance? Why not brighten your day and your complexion with Ole Henriksen’s Truth Serum Collagen Booster?! The powerful Vitamin C complex will firm and smooth the texture of your skin while brightening overall tone.  The potent antioxidants in Truth Serum will protect your skin from the destructive effects of free radicals. This fabulous serum absorbs quickly and is suitable for all skin types, even those with sensitive skin will love it.

Don’t just take our word for it, listen to this happy testimonial:

Don’t forget to enter our Perricone MD Giveaway – Enter HERE! Event ends 4/4/2011.


Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair

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A stem cell is an unspecialized cell that has the capacity to renew itself, or to replace dying, worn out cells. When a stem cell divides it has the potential to become a different type of a cell, like a brain cell or a skin cell, or it can remain a stem cell for the course of its life and work in the gut or in the bone marrow. Every life; human, animal, or plant, starts with a stem cell. And just like you and I came from stem cells, so do fruits and flowers and every living thing on this planet. Stem cell research continues to get savvier day by day and scientists are discovering that plant stem cells can play a huge role in the human system too, especially in the skin. Juice Beauty, a pioneer in the freshest and purest nature and science synergy, has launched two plant stem cell based products and they’re definitely sure to please.

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair Moisturizer is a reparative hydrator that’s suitable for all skin types. Completely waterless, this moisturizer contains a potent blend of organic fruit stem cells and vitamin C to decrease DNA damage that occurs from daily aggressors. The fruit stem cells are absorbed deeply into the skin to encourage repair and cell regeneration, while a multi-vitamin base stimulates collagen production and skin resilience. Additionally, fatty acids encourage elasticity and impart deep hydration. The result? Fresh, moist, dewy, glowing skin that looks and feels smooth and healthy. After using this product for three weeks both morning and evening I’ve found that I no longer need foundation. My skin is smooth, radiant, and even-toned, and I have no sensitivity, irritation or breakouts post-use.

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair Eye Treatment is another brand new fruit stem cell based product that’s quickly becoming a customer favorite. This light-weight formula is great for both morning and evening use. It helps to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet while nourishing and protecting the delicate eye tissue. The essential fatty acids hydrate while vitamin C brightens and tightens. I’ve found the formula to be light-weight and extremely smooth… great for layering under concealer. My eye area appears brighter and tighter, and my much-too-sensitive eyes are not one bit irritated or red.

I’ll be the first to tell you that as complicated as stem cell research sounds, it’s definitely an amazing thing, especially when it comes to skin! Our skin is the largest organ and it requires extra special care. When your skin looks good, you feel good… no doubt about it!


Goldfaden Hands On

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You’ve tried product after product and have finally put together the perfect regimen to keep your skin healthy and youthful. So don’t let your hands give your age away! Our hands go through a lot and if we don’t take care of them they too will begin to show signs of aging. Common hand concerns are lack of hydration, discoloration and pigmentation due to sun damage, and crepiness.

Thankfully there is Goldfaden Hands On to turn back the clock for our hands. Hands On will hydrate, resurface and protect your hands. This hydrating hand cream combines anti-aging and rejuvenating ingredients such as Acetyl Glucosamine, Nicatinamide, and Retinol with the powerful antioxidants CoQ10 and Organic Rea Tea.

We love this hand cream and we think you will too!

Don’t miss out on our latest giveaway. You could win a Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel. Enter HERE. Event ends 3/14/2011.


Perricone MD

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Dr.Nicholas Perricone. We’re sure you’ve heard the name before. Dr.Perricone is a renowned clinical and research dermatologist with a medical degree from Yale and three New York Times best-sellers. He is regarded as the father of the Inflammation Theory of Aging, a theory which states that internal inflammation caused by factors such as an improper diet, stress, and hormonal imbalances affect the way the skin ages. He is also the creator of one of the most revolutionary and effective skin care lines on the market.

Dr.Perricone believes that through a three-prong approach, inflammation and the visible signs of aging can be stopped in their tracks. Through diet, nutriceutical dietary supplements, and effective cosmeceuticals visible results can be achieved externally, while overall health and energy are increased and enhanced internally. A healthful diet rich in essential fatty acids, colorful vegetables, and complex carbohydrates will provide the vital foundation for optimum skin health. Additionally, supplements which provide essential antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins and minerals further help to reduce inflammation and enhance the body’s natural defense system against aging. Lastly, essential cosmeceutical products are used externally to help achieve beautiful, glowing skin. Dr. Perricone’s cosmeceutical program includes such compounds as Alpha Lipoic Acid, DMAE, Vitamin C Ester, Tocotrienols, and Phospholipids. Gentle, yet efficient topical ingredients that achieve proven, clinical results.

Perricone MD skin care products will help to prevent, correct, repair, restore, and clarify your skin. Many products in the line target specific concerns (like Perricone MD Cold Plasma Sub-D for firming the neck area, MD Pigment Corrective Topical for lightening hyper pigmentation), while others address a multitude of concerns in one (seemingly magical) treatment product (like Perricone MD Advanced Face Firming Activator – which smoothes texture, plumps out fine lines, tightens, tones, and soothes!)

Invest in Perricone MD products today. We urge you to read one of his best-sellers, visit his blog for amazing free recipe ideas and healthy living advice, and try out his supplements. We’re sure you’ll love your results as much as we love ours.

Very soon we’ll host a really exciting Perricone MD GIVEAWAY on our Facebook page! Don’t forget to ‘like’ us to see the giveaway details! We’ll give away some very special prizes from the amazing Perricone MD line!

*Images courtesy of http://www.perriconemd.com/


Brighten Eyes Instantly

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Are your eyes constantly dull and dark from long days or restless nights? Sure there’s hope with long term use of eye treatment products but it’d be nice to find something to help brighten our eyes instantly! Well lucky for you, I’ve found the perfect quick-fix products to brighten your eyes (and your day!).

Aside from your usual eye products, you can add in any of the following 5 items to your regular regimen without any interference. These 5 products are great products to instantly brighten up the area around your eye as well as offer other anti-aging benefits. Some will also offer to reduce the appearance of fines lines, wrinkles, reduce puffiness, help firm, and reduce long term dark circles. Each of these 5 items use different kinds of light diffusing ingredients or illuminators to create a glow to the skin which will in turn deflect light off of any dark area and diminish shadows:

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Lift & Lighten Eye Cream
Brightens, firms, reduces puffiness and smoothes the eye area.
Purlisse Pur Eye Adore Quadra Benefit Eye Serum
Reduce the appearance of fines lines, wrinkles, lifts, reduces puffiness, brightens and hydrates.
Colorescience Crystalscience Eye Serum in Shrinking Violet
Relieves eye irritation, reduces puffiness, hydrates, smoothes and helps to boost the activity of other active ingredients. (Important tip: Only use a tiny amount of product for application and tap it into the area around the eye as it is very concentrated)
Goldfaden Bright Eyes
Hydrates, reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, reduces puffiness and reduces dark circles.
Philosophy Dark Shadows (for eyes AND lips!)
Helps to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation around the eyes (dark circles) and around the lips (which occurs due to aging, waxing or smoking), while hydrating, and reducing puffiness.

What’s your favorite brightening eye product?! What about concealer? Share your glow-getter beauty tricks in the comments below or on our Facebook page!

We’re giving away 15 Juice Beauty Green Apple Peels! Enter to win one now. Event ends 3/14/11.


Sensory Escape with Diana B. Products

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You know that feeling when you use a product and you get lost in the scent or experience that it brings?! You close your eyes and picture yourself in the most relaxing, happiest place you can think of. If you enjoy products that smell great then make a date with Diana B.

I love all of the products in my daily regimen which keep my skin under control and beautiful but sometimes it’s nice to go outside the norm and try something different. What a wonderful way to escape with some very unique shower gels, sugar scrubs, and body lotions. I had the chance to try one of the scrubs out for myself and it was delicious. It smelled wonderful, and had my skin feeling quite amazing afterwards. I pictured myself on a tropical vacation or even a candy shop except it was one that I wouldn’t be getting a tooth ache from! The scrub I tried was the Peach Fangipani Sugar Scrub and was suitable for even my sensitive skin. The other scrubs available offer to help improve the elasticity, brighten the skin and even offer antioxidant protection on top of their exfoliating properties. If you don’t like using scrubs, then you should try one of the bath gels. They are silky and can either be used alone in your shower or mixed in the tub for a frothy bubble bath. They can even been used as a shaving gel!

To finish off your ultimate sensory experience, try one of the body lotions the line has to offer. They are ultra smooth, contain a high amount of natural minerals to nourish the skin with and will help bring your skin back to life. Not to mention they smell just as great as the bath products! So if you are looking for a little something extra to sweeten up your day, these goodies would be a great fix.

Do you have a favorite Diana B. product? Or perhaps a bath product from a different line? Share with us, we’d love to know!

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5 Steps to Glowing Skin

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It’s no secret that glowing skin resonates with youth and good health. Here are the cardinal rules that you can follow to ensure pretty, radiant skin.

  • Diet: A healthy diet provides for healthy skin. To ensure that your complexion glows eat lots of vegetables, berries, fruits, healthy grains, calcium-rich foods like milk, yogurt and buttermilk. Incorporate healthy proteins like chicken and tofu, and omega-rich foods like fish and nuts. Eating healthily will not only make you feel better and healthier, it’ll also contribute to pretty, fresh, youthful and glowing skin!
  • Antioxidants: it’s a buzz word for a good reason. Antioxidants ward off aging (and many health problems) by protecting our cells from free radicals and oxidative stress. While a diet rich in antioxidants will contribute to healthy skin from the inside out, antioxidant-rich topical treatments that we apply to our skin will also help to ward off oxidative stress externally, resulting in a bright and even complexion. Topical antioxidant treatments come in many forms; serums, gels, lotions, creams, even built into cleansers and sunscreen products that we use… so there’s no excuse to not use an antioxidant product!
  • Sunscreen: Everyone should wear a sunscreen daily, even when it’s overcast the sun’s harmful rays penetrate through the clouds and can seriously damage our skin. Sun damaged skin is dull, lackluster and drab. It can also develop sun spots and excess freckles, resulting in an unsightly and uneven coloration. Skin cancer is caused by sun damage and can be prevented through regular use of sunscreen. There are many available sunscreen formulations on the market, so everyone will have their favorite (& no excuse to forgo one)!
  • Exfoliation: Just as everyone should wear a sunscreen, everyone should also exfoliate. Exfoliation is key to smooth, radiant skin. Exfoliation helps to remove dead skin cells (which make the skin look lifeless and dull) and it helps to even the skin tone, so if you have existing sun damage or hyperpigmentation, exfoliating regularly can help to lessen the appearance of bothersome spots. Manual exfoliants have small granules to remove dead skin cells- look for products that contain jojoba beads, which are rounded particles that effectively scrub the skin. If you prefer a chemical exfoliant an alpha hydroxyl acid will do the trick; look for products that contain glycolic, lactic, citric, malic or mandelic acid. If you prefer a very gentle exfoliant, try enzymes which eat dead skin cells without disturbing the healthy skin barrier.
  • Hydration: Hydrated skin is plump and dewy, so everyone must use a moisturizer (even the oiliest skin types need to hydrate with a light, oil-free moisturizer). A moisturizer will lock hydration into the skin so treatment products can work more effectively- and a moisturizer will ward off premature aging too!

Remember that you can fake a little bit of a glow too- use illuminating products that boost the skin’s radiance, here are some of our favorites:

Philosophy Divine Illumination; what makes this anti-aging moisturizer especially unique are light diffusers and natural skin enhancers that help give skin luminosity for a healthy glow.

 

Stila Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15; Skin instantly looks softer and younger with this handy multi-tasker. It delivers a hint of sheer coverage, subtle shimmer, SPF 15 and added moisture in one effortless application.?

 


Award Winners

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There are a million different options, products and brands to choose from these days when it comes to beauty. If you are a newcomer to the industry or even one who has dabbled in the industry, it can still be an overwhelming market. It has been surveyed time and time again that one of the major factors when deciding on what products to buy, comes from either word of mouth or consumer ratings. So… my gift to all of you is a list of award winning and highly recognized products that are available on SkinStore.com. (Please keep in mind however, that if a product isn’t on this list it does NOT mean it’s not a great product! Many products are underrated and even under recognized!)

 

NewBeauty Magazine Winners

Glamour Magazine Winner

Self  Magazine Winner

Men’s Health Magazine Winners

Allure Magazine Winners

So for those who prefer to listen to their fellow beauty connoisseurs, this is just a simple list of used and loved products. Hopefully this helps when looking for new products to add to your regimen. It feels good to know where to turn to when in doubt and I’ve got you covered!

 


Instant Gratification Products

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Poof…wrinkles be gone! Don’t you wish it was that easy to make wrinkles vanish from your pretty face? We all know that with consistency and the use of the right products, over time an even complexion can be attained. What is sometimes overlooked however, is products that can give instant gratification to your long days.

 

Instant gratification products are products that will fill in, plump, and create an even appearance to the skin. Usually after application, they will start working in about 1-5 minutes and will provide results that last anywhere between 6-8 hours throughout the day. There are two main ingredients that are in instant gratification products as well as various others. First there is Argireline which acts to keep the muscles in your skin relaxed and smooth by blocking transmission from the muscle to the skin. Next you’d want to look for GABA in your products for instant results. GABA stands for gamma amino butyric acid and it is a breakthrough complex that releases the skin’s own muscle relaxers to calm and relax the skin. So if you want a smooth canvas before makeup application or a smooth clear complexion to display, look for instant gratification products. An added bonus is that with most of these types of products you’ll also receive long term benefits with continued use as well. Here is just a short list of some recommended instant gratification products:

Find more great products at SkinStore.

 



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