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.
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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The royalty of the world surely knows how to live- but before the modern day royalty had unlimited access to the beauty industry and whatever their hearts desire at the click of a button via the World Wide Web there were the kings and queens that used natural remedies to beautify in the previous centuries. Kings and Queens Body products make for a posh and luxurious royal experience that will surely leave you feeling like you belong in the imperial court.
King George III loved lime- for its beauty boosting benefits and for the benefit of his army and navy, as the vitamin C in lime juice warded off scurvy and other diseases. Soak in a lime-infused bubble bath with Kings and Queens George III Lime Showergel
Emperor Akbar of India was a fan of mango fruit and planted over 100,000 mango trees in a mango orchard. Mango was widely used in beauty preparations due to its enzymatic and softening benefits. Nourish and deeply hydrate with Kings and Queens Emperor Akbar Mango Body Butter.
Get ready like a royal, start the day like a sovereign, make like a monarch. Kings & Queens is a royal body care range developed around the herbs and spices favored by the aristocracy. Kings and Queens Body products are enriched with antioxidant-rich pomegranate, blue Egyptian lotus extract, and malachite. The entire line is paraben free and mineral oil free. And have you noticed the price tag? $8-$15! Another AMAZING line available at SkinStore!
A huge pet peeve of mine is having dry hands, and it doesn’t seem to help that I’m constantly washing my hands or using hand sanitizer at work. No matter how much moisturizing hand cream I apply afterwards, it never seems to be hydrating enough.
So on the days it’s really bad, a little trick of mine is to use a moisturizing foot cream on my hands. These products are made extra emollient to penetrate into the thick skin on feet. AHAVA Dermud Enriched Intensive Foot Cream works fantabulously! The Dermud line is a bump up from the original AHAVA line, because it contains a higher amount of the Dead Sea mud to dramatically increase moisture levels in skin. I like to use it at night right before bedtime on my hands and feet. It’s a great hydrating treatment to do at least once a week.
Learn more about AHAVA Dermud Enriched Intensive Foot Cream at SkinStore.com.
Here are some top products that every moisture-starved skin type deserves:
Dry skin types always need a great hand cream. One fast absorbing hand cream with real staying power is the AHAVA Mineral Hand Cream. This is one of Ahava’s top selling products and for good reason. This hand cream has a nice silky feel with no greasy leftovers, very nice. This line uses Dead Sea water extracts which will replenish and protect your skin.
ATOPALM MLE Body Lotion must be noted for a hydrating body lotion. Our customers can’t get enough of the Atopalm products, and the body lotion is no exception. This works great for eczema, sensitive, and dry skin types.
If we are going to mention hyaluronic acid, then we should talk about the Cellex-C Advanced Skin Hydration Complex. The hyaluronic acid will help to restore the skin’s moisture and add additional hydration. This product also contains ellagic acid, which is very powerful antioxidant other wise known as a polyphenol. Polyphenol has proven to be effective in treating wrinkles.
Try the H2O Plus Oasis 24 Hydrating Booster because even oily and combination skin types need a little hydration. With the natural sea mineral complex and extracts, this is a wonderful oil free skin booster that will retain your skin’s moisture levels for hours. We love products that do all the work for us!
SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Masque this works great for any skin type that is in need of some moisture. This masque is also enhanced with vitamin B5 to repair damage done to your skin such as traveling or sun damage.
A personal favorite is the Avene Rich Compensating Cream – This works great for very dry and sensitive skin types. It has no fragrances and contains Avene’s thermal spring water mixed in to add additional benefits of soothing and calming the skin. Also great for after sun, skiing in Aspen, or post procedure care.
For a great men’s hydrator we suggest Menscience Advanced Face Lotion. This has glycerin and silicone to bind the moisture in your skin and refine pores. It is also packed with antioxidants to protect the skin. After all, men deserve wonderful skin too!
To refresh and hydrate the skin we suggest a hydrating mist or toner to add to your daily regime. We like the Kinerase Hydrating Antioxidant Mist. It has aloe and hyaluronic acid to soothe and moisturize the skin.
We should cover all areas of the body so let’s talk about eye creams. The Kerstin Florian Rejuvenating Eye Creme would be a good choice if you have a dry and dehydrated under eye area. This product also offers great antioxidant protection and will help with those unsightly dark circles too.
For hair we suggest the Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment. The high concentration of Ojon oil makes this hair treatment a must buy for dry and damaged hair types. You can leave this on for 20 minutes for a hair strengthening treatment. Otherwise for increased results leave this mask in overnight and rinse out in the morning. Your hair will thank you!
With the right products you and your skin will look great just in time for spring!
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Recently the ladies from Peter Thomas Roth were here at SkinStore sharing their skin care knowledge and experience with us, we got to play with all of the PTR products, and it was so much fun! While they were here, I tried the Mega Rich Intensive Anti-Aging Cellular Cream and I have to admit I was sold. For those of you who follow us, you know I have true dry skin (it’s a desert), and I am no spring chicken. Dry skin and wrinkles are my major skin care concerns. My new skin care love – Mega Rich.
Mega Rich has the patent pending PTR Firma-CELL-4 peptide technology that stimulate collagen and elastin function, so my skin looks and feels good, not tight, stingy and blotchy like it normally would this time of year. Based on my own personal experience with the Mega Rich, I love it for my dry skin, the feel and consistency and feel reminds me of Crème de la Mer.
A growing number of men have become aware of the benefits of a daily skin care regimen. From basic shave creams to multi-purpose products that treat and protect the skin, men have a wide variety of high quality skin care products to choose from. To help simplify and demystify men’s skin care, we felt a 5 minute skin care regimen designed just for men was long over-due!
With multi-purpose products a complete skincare regimen can be complete in as few as three steps.
Step 1: Cleansing your skin both morning and night is a critical part of your skin care regimen. After being in the elements all day, you have to rid your skin of excess oils and dirt. In addition, after sleeping you also want to remove any product residue from the night before and any oil build-up, besides…it just feels good! Using an alcohol-free, oil-free and fragrance-free cleanser is a refreshing option that will not add any unwanted scent. The aMenity Gel Face Cleanser is a great option for those who prefer a low lather cleanser or who have an oiler skin type. The Jack Black Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser is a 2 in 1 cleanser toner; it’s oil-free and fragrance-free and is often preferred by those with dry to combination, and sensitive skin types who need deep cleansing.
Step 2 (only when you shave!): Use a multi-purpose shaving product. Murad Man Cleansing Shave is not only an ultra smooth shave cream, but it is also cleanses and tones the skin and provides an infusion of antioxidants to help protect the skin from free-radical damage…free radicals are unstable molecules. (There is a great article explaining more about free radicals in our very own beautyWise newsletter)
Step 3: Moisturize & Protect. In the morning, a multi-purpose moisturizing sunscreen is a great option for the busy man on the go. Jack Black Double Duty Face Moisturizer is a great choice for those of you who get light sun exposure (to and from the office). This moisturizer protects the skin with a broad-spectrum (UVA and UVB) SPF20. In addition, it contains ingredients that are potent sources of anti-oxidants which are necessary for improving the appearance of your skin and for combating free-radical damage. If you work in the sun or have a high level of sun exposure a SPF30 or greater is the better way to go…Jack Black Sun Guard Oil-Free Very Water/Sweat Resistant Sunscreen is an option, don’t forget to reapply throughout the day!
In three easy steps you have a great foundation for a basic skin care regimen. If you feel that you need extra treatment around the eyes you can add the Menscience Eye Rescue Formula, it’s excellent and super hydrating! Customers love it and we love it too! The ingredient Hyaluronic Acid is ultra hydrating – the Coenzyme Q10 and Vitamin A support collagen repair and cell renewal – Vitamins C, E and Green Tea fight free-radicals.
Still unsure about the best regimen for you? Give the SkinStore.com Estheticians a call, or contact the SkinStore.com customer support team! We will be more than happy to help!