Luxury and safety go hand in hand with Belli Skincare. When you’re expecting or nursing you want to make sure that your tot isn’t exposed to any harmful chemicals, and when your baby is enjoying bath time you want to warrant that the baby products you’re using are safe, too. You also want products that smell and feel good, as well as deliver great results, because a pampered pregnancy is the best kind.
Belli Skincare is the first pregnancy line that uses the teratology screening process to avoid any ingredients linked to possible birth defects, so Belli Pregnancy products are free of allergens, parabens, BPA, Phthalates, artificial dyes or fragrances. Instead, Belli products are chockfull of beneficial ingredients that nourish the skin, both mom’s and baby’s.
We’re so excited for the newest Belli launch! The Belli Skincare Healthy Glow Facial Hydrator is a daily moisturizer that’s rich in botanical humectants that refine the skin while nourishing and softening. The lightweight formula contains vitamin C, grape seed oil, chamomile extract, ginseng extract, and mandarin orange peel. These ingredients provide the skin with antioxidant protection, condition the skin, and provide anti-bacterial toning benefits. It’s a great hydrator for both morning and evening use and works for all skin types. Belli Skincare Healthy Glow Facial Hydrator can be used before, during, and after pregnancy.
At SkinStore, Belli pregnancy is our go-to line for all the mommies and mommies to be. The baby products are amazing for baby’s bath time and diaper care. The beautiful packaging and great prices allow for lavish gift-giving!
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Temperatures are beginning to rise and the need for a lighter oil free moisturizer is here. Using the same moisturizers in the summer that you do in the winter may result in having a shiny, heavy-feeling complexion.
Here are some suggestions on some of our top rated brands of lightweight moisturizers:
While we all love the bright sunshine, we are warned daily to keep our interaction with the sun to a minimum and to use SPF protection to block the harmful rays. What we don’t realize is that without the sun we most likely may not be getting enough of the essential Vitamin D our body needs and what the importance of the vitamin is.
Vitamin D plays a very important role in our bodies. This vitamin is involved in regulating minerals in our bodies. Vitamin D also works in boosting your immune system, preventing autoimmune diseases and even preventing cancer. It helps to restore weak bones, and helps to heal psoriasis. So the bottom line is that it is a very essential vitamin our body needs to stay healthy and one that we can become deficient in easily. It is important to be aware of the amounts we get to maintain a healthy balance. You can obtain this important vitamin in other ways without sun damage but it’s up to you to reach out. Aside from supplements, there are skin care products specifically formulated to supply your skin with D. I suggest the Goldfaden Vitamin D Face Cream. We can stay safe by being aware and addressing the proper concerns we have. You can still blow the sun a quick kiss without losing some of the benefits it has to offer.
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Imagine fields of blooming flowers, the taste of coconut sorbet, and beautiful sunsets in the French province. That’s the vision that NUXE product development team had in mind when they created the new Body Delight Essentials line.
It’s impossible to resist the sweet and sugary scent of Body Delights. With hints of coconut, orange blossom, and wild vanilla, you’ll have a hard time getting out of the bath. The scent is scrumptious for summer, and layers beautifully with your favorite perfumes. Body Delights products have superb textures that are reminiscent of freshly made fondant, and all four products are made with almond and orange flower petals which offer smoothing, softening, and soothing benefits.
The Fondant Shower Gel makes us melt with pleasure. It’s formulated without soap, so it’s extremely gentle, and the coconut derived cleansing base transforms from gel to thick, sudsy foam in the shower (so it’s great to shave with, too)!
The Fondant Body Scrub offers botanical exfoliating with orange zest, lichee kernel, and walnut shell powder. This gentle formula offers efficient exfoliation that leaves the skin smooth, glowing, and flake-free.
The 24HR Moisturizing Body Lotion further pampers the skin with wheat, sweet almond, and sunflower oil to reduce dryness while absorbing instantly and never leaving any residue on the skin.
The Fondant Firming Cream provides firming and anti-aging benefits with a cocktail of natural ingredients. Brazilian mimosa extract and oat sugar give a lifting effect, rye and kigelia Africana strengthen the cutaneous mesh, and jasmine extract with vitamin E provide antioxidant protection. This delicious texture melts into the skin quickly providing thighs, belly, bust, and arms with the TLC they need.
The formulations are as natural as they get- with up to 94% of ingredients from natural origin! And as always, NUXE products are paraben free!
So tell us, which product are you lusting after? They all sound remarkable, so try all four! And remember to friend us on Facebook; you’ll have a chance to win a few of these beautiful NUXE products in a fabulous giveaway!
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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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:
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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Feeling a little down? You know that you can always count on Philosophy’s products and their quirky names and slogans to lift your spirits. My personal favorites from Philosophy’s broad product range are the Amazing Grace items. “In the end, it comes down to one word. Grace.” is the philosophy behind this best-selling range of fragranced goodies. I find that this statement rings true to many situations in our lives. We can relate to the philosophy of Philosophy, and that’s why we all really love the brand.
So what’s Philosophy’s next best and most-loved thing? The new Hope in a Tinted Moisturizer! A sheer, luscious tinted moisturizer that’s packed with antioxidants and SPF 20 to provide your skin with breathable coverage and a gorgeous glow that resonates with health and well-being. There are eight shades to choose from, so whether you’re very fair or very dark there’s a suitable color for your skin tone.
I especially love the Hope in a Tinted Moisturizer paired with Philosophy the Color of Grace Amazing Grace Shimmering Face Powder, a shimmering pale-pink powder that gives my skin a youthful lit-from-within glow. It’s perfect on the highpoints of the face like the cheekbones, chin, and bridge of the nose. It’s also very pretty on the décolleté and shoulders. What better way to feel uber-feminine than with a luscious fragrance, a bit of makeup, and a fun inspiring philosophy behind it.
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Looking for redness relief? Fret no more my fellow rosy toned gals! SkinMedica has a solution to our redness woes!
Hot out of the lab, SkinMedica just added Redness Relief CalmPlex to their extensive lineup. It has a breakthrough formula that visibly reduces redness by treating the underlying causes, while helping to promote healthy skin.
Key ingredients include CalmPlex™(4-Ethoxybenzaldehyde) the first and only ingredient proven to inhibit the release of a key natural vasodilator, prostaglandin E2 and Vitamin B-3 (Niacinamide) which improves the barrier function of the skin, increasing moisture content by reducing transepidermal water loss. Clinical studies show Redness Relief CalmPlex prevents and reduces acute, UV- induced skin redness and reduces chronic redness in as two weeks, with continued improvement.
Shea butter is a highly beneficial ingredient. It protects, nourishes and moisturizes the skin. Shea butter is an intensely nourishing ingredient perfect for use anywhere on the body. It is suitable for all skin types including dry skin, sensitive skin and even a baby’s skin. When added to soap, shea butter makes the soap milder and adds moisturizing properties. Shea butter also has natural antioxidant properties and contains cinnamic acid which provides UV protection.
L’Occitane is well known for its use of shea butter and has been using it in a variety of its beauty products for over 20 years.
We all want to look our best for our holiday events, but have little time to spend on ourselves. We are here to offer some quick time and skin saving solutions for the New Year ahead. There may not be extra time and money for a facial, but that shouldn’t stop us from looking gorgeous and fresh like we just spent all day at the spa.
Tone: Using a toner with balance your ph levels in your skin preventing break outs and will also refine pore size. Try the Skinmedica Purifying Toner, this will help with any breakouts and skin inflammation.
Masque: If you have time for a masque we highly recommend it. Apply a thin layer of the SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Masque all over your face for 10-15 minutes to deeply hydrate the skin, leaving it soft & supple.
Moisturizer/Hydrating Serum: A hydrating serum is suggested for all skin types. This will prevent moisture loss during the day while protecting your skin. ARCONA Hydrating Serum would be an excellent choice, this contains hyaluronic acid which will bind the moisture to your skin and prevent moisture loss.
Eye treatment: For fine lines, and dark circles we recommend the Peter Thomas Roth Anti Aging Eye Illuminator. It’s anti aging peptides will protect the skin around your eyes while combating those embarrassing dark circles. You can put this in your purse, because is perfect for evening touch ups and photo opportunities.
It’s just as important to pick out your holiday skin care as it is your outfit. Put your best face forward and enjoy the New Year ahead!
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