Looking for the perfect primer? Look no further! New from Murad, Hybrid Skin Perfecting Primer is the perfect fix for a flawless shine free complexion. This 2-in-1 problem solver imparts a shine free finish and creates a smooth resilient canvas while evening skin tone and texture.
Adaptive shade technology creates a perfect skin tone match. A subtle tint evens out tone to disguises flaws. While, light enhancing minerals create a radiant glow. Pore Factor-5, an exclusive complex, minimizes the appearance of pores and balances oil production.
With a multitude of benefits Murad Hybrid Skin Perfecting Primer is perfect for a gal on the go! You can wear it alone as a lightweight foundation without looking heavy or made up. Or if you have plans for a night out, wear as a primer under your favorite foundation for a flawless complexion. It’s a must have for your makeup bag!
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Before beginning any skincare consultation you are asked, what skin type do you have? Although it may sound like a simple question many of us may not know or have not evaluated our skin in quite some time. It’s important to remember that our skin changes over the years and even in different seasons.
This simple skin type test will help to determine your skin type so that you can best address your individual skin care needs:
First wash your face with a cleanser made for normal skin, rinse well with lukewarm water and pat dry with a towel.
After allowing your skin to rest for about an hour, it’s time to evaluate your skin. How does it feel?
-If it’s tight, flaky, or ashy your skin type is dry.
-If you’re slightly oily across the forehead, down the nose and on the chin (T-zone areas) then you are normal to combination.
-If you are shiny all over and need a tissue to blot excess oil, then you are oily.
Remember it’s important to reevaluate a few times a year, as our skin changes seasonally and as hormones fluctuate.
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During these warm summer months, vacations and travel time are a must! It’s easy to lose track of time and routine during these relaxing times and fall off the skincare regimen bandwagon.
Traveling in the heat on long road trips or flights can cause your skin to become stressed and dehydrated. A lack of oxygen will tire your skin and cause a decline in skin energy. There is help for your skin that doesn’t require more then one bottle. Here is a list of some detoxifying masks or treatments that you can use a few times a week and within only a few minutes to get back that pep your skin needs to remain radiant.
The warm weather means the living’s easy, you kick back and have a margarita with the girlfriends, a glass of wine with the husband, a beer or two at the neighborhood cookout. Before you know it, the pretty fresh-faced girl that you were in June is looking ten years older by August.
We wonder… how does alcohol affect the way we look? While we’re not here to preach and tell you that drinking is all bad business we do want to warn you that overindulging too frequently can make you look older.
Alcohol can cause wrinkles. It dehydrates the skin, delaying the production of collagen and in turn deepening lines.
Because alcohol dehydrates the body it also slows down cellular turnover, which means dull skin. By quenching your thirst with an ice cold beer you’re not quenching your body’s need for water, and lack of water means your skin looks even duller. Sugary drinks are a double-whammy, the sugar molecules in sweet beverages cause glycation, a process in which sugar attaches to proteins, causing brittle and weak collagen.
Alcohol makes the eyes and face puffy, too. It dilates blood vessels and causes redistribution of fluids, which is then most apparent around the eye area.
Alcohol disrupts a healthy diet. Nobody wants to eat spinach after a night of drinking, and that’s because the body is trying to bring itself into balance by craving greasier and saltier foods which balance out alcohol’s high acid content.
Long flights not only invade your sense of comfort, but they also aggressively deplete your levels of moisture, leaving your skin looking dull and lackluster. Here are a few product recommendations to soothe and hydrate your skin while you’re traveling:
NUXE Crème Fraiche Concentree – 24hr Energizing Moisture Cream – Dry to Very Dry.
This product absorbs nicely and provides 24 hour moisture leaving the skin toned, refreshed and hydrated all day long. Use morning and night a few days before and after you flight for prevention and maintenance.
The pure cloud cleanser by skyn ICELAND is a rich creamy cleanser that works great for dry or sensitive skin types. It is formulated with glacial water to soothe and hydrate the skin and also contains calming extracts to condition and protect. Our customers love this new cleanser from skyn ICELAND and we think you will too!
The pure cloud cleanser is so gentle you can use it as an eye makeup remover too.
You will feel like you’re on a cloud of freshness when using this cleanser because it will never dry or strip the natural oils in your skin. This frothy formula contains rich shea butter, aloe juice, cocoa seed butter, and cranberry oil. Shea and cocoa butter will provide hydration while promoting cell renewal. This dreamy cleanser also contains Vitamin A and E to keep your skin healthy and protected. The pure cloud cleaner is ideal for dry to very dry skin types and even those with sensitive or reactive skin. It is also a great cleanser to use post procedure if you are experiencing any redness, inflammation, or peeling, because it will gently cleanse and replenish your skin (but consult with your derm first, as always).
Skyn ICELAND uses pure glacial water in all of their products to address stressed and sensitive skin types. Skyn Iceland is also paraben free and is formulated with skyn iceland’s biospheric complex. The biospheric complex contains a blend of water, oxygen, and vital nutrients to replenish and restore your skin. Anyone with dry, stressed, or sensitive skin will love this cleanser!
Dehydration is a condition that can affect all skin types. There are both external and internal factors that can lead to dehydration. Common causes are change in climate, pollution, hormonal changes, being on a first name basis with your local baristas…just to name a few.
If you are battling with dehydration, one factor to consider is your current skin care regimen. Are you using the right products for your skin? For example, if you only experience the occasional breakout here and there but you are using an acne cleanser, it may be too aggressive for you and could be stripping too much of your skin’s natural oils. Try switching to a mild cleanser and using a spot treatment instead.
One way to add additional moisture back into your skin is to incorporate a hydrating serum into your current routine.
My personal favorite is the H2O Plus Oasis 24 Hydrating Booster. This oil-free formula absorbs easily into your skin without leaving a heavy or greasy feeling. The Hydrating Booster has time-released moisture to help maintain hydration throughout the day. One quick tip; the product does need to be shaken prior to each use. Also, since I started using the Hydrating Booster I have found that I am using less of my moisturizer each day so I’m saving money!
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Imagine a skin care line that embodies a mind-body-soul philosophy to bring harmony to your skin. Ayurveda has been around for many centuries and it’s said that Indian sages lived to be over 100 years old through Ayurvedic practices. Ayurveda is a way of life –involving mind body harmony that is conducive to health, happiness and longevity. It’s said that external stimuli enhance the nervous system, and practices such as bath, massage, and meditation bring positive impact from the outside inward. Sundari (which means beautiful woman in Sanskrit) is a product line that combines holistic ayurvedic principles based on an ancient eastern philosophy with the finest quality ingredients from nature, delivering a healthy approach to wellness that result in outer radiance and inner serenity. Sundari products are formulated with organic ingredients and made with therapeutic-grade essential oils to address a wide array of needs ranging from oily skin and acne, to dry skin and aging. Ingredients such as neem, gotu kola, amla, and aloe vera gel are synthesized in potent formulas to provide firming, healing, nurturing, and supplifying results.
Here are some of our top-selling Sundari items:
The Sundari Gotu Kola and Boswellia Firming Eye Serum: An eye contour treatment designed to help prevent puffiness and reduce visible bags under the eyes, tighten the skin, and increase elasticity to the eye region. Calendula extract soothes sensitive skin around eyes.
Sundari Neem Night Cream: A powerful anti-aging cream that contains Neem Extract, combined with Jojoba Oil, Geranium Oil and Shea Butter serves to soften the skin bringing about a new, radiant appearance.
Sundari Gentle Gel Cleanser: A soothing gel cleanser that contains healing aloe and calming chamomile extract to soothe and refresh the skin.
What is your favorite Sundari product? How do you practice your own personal Ayurveda? Is it massage, meditation, yoga, or simply quiet “me” time? Share with us on our Facebook page, and stay tuned for an exciting GIVEAWAY featuring Sundari products!
For those of us that like to exfoliate, scrub, and slough off our skin on a regular basis, we often run the risk of overdoing it. The SkinCeuticals Epidermal repair has been specifically formulated for skin that has been compromised by in office peels or at-home blunders. It contains beta glucan and centella asiatica which provide a protective veil on the skin and help to repair and restore the skin barrier function while helping to stimulate collagen production.
The SkinCeuticals Epidermal repair will help with inflammation and will also help to soothe the skin to lessen irritation. If you use this product post-procedure it will help to protect, heal, soothe, and can also prevent scarring (but consult with your doctor before use).
It also makes a nice makeup base for us dry skin types because it contains dimethicone which helps to seal in moisture while preventing peeling and flaking. This is also a great product to use if you have sunburn, windburn, rosacea, or if you are a retinol user. The Epidermal Repair will be a skin saver for anyone that may have overdone it with the peel or treatment, and wants to avoid looking red, scaly or blistered.
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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!
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