Posts Tagged ‘sensitive skin’

Hot Ingredient: Lavender

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Lavender is widely used in the cosmetic industry in a variety of bath products, perfumes, cosmetics, and topical creams. The essential oil of lavender is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. Throughout history Lavender has been used to soothe insect bites, burns, and headaches. Lavender is also widely believed to help relax the body and mind and used as a sleep aide. In skincare products lavender oil can be used on all skin types to help treat skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis or acne. Lavender is also used in shampoos to help prevent and treat dandruff. A few of our favorite products that contain lavender are:

L’Occitane Aromachologie Repairing Shampoo: L’Occitane Aromachologie Repairing Shampoo smoothes and softens capillary fibers, leaving your hair looking and feeling supple, shiny and silky. A natural complex of 5 essential oils, including Angelica, Lavender, Geranium, Ylang-ylang and Patchouli, plus wheat proteins, work together in synergy to help repair, strengthen, regenerate and soften dry and damaged hair.

Ole Henriksen Lavender Body Oil: As an essential oil, Lavender is simply unsurpassed and is truly a miracle worker. Often referred to as ‘burns first aid’, Lavender’s anti-inflammatory and regenerating properties are amazing. Combine this with its soothing and calming impact on the skin and intoxicating scent and you have a fabulous, multi-purpose body oil, that is simple enough to use every day. Perfect for use all over the body, after showering, before your body moisturizer and for body massage.

Pevonia Soothing Propolis Concentrate: This richly repairing micro-emulsified serum contains a high concentration Propolis from the Jura Mountains of France. Combined with Lavender, Propolis Concentrate calms, heals, and truly enriches your skin. Anti-bacterial and decongesting, this vaso-constricting formulation alleviates micro-circulation problems and strengthens your fragile skin.

EmerginC Lavender Toner: A gentle toner for all skin types, but especially suited for sensitive skin.

Top Kits at SkinStore

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Have you ever spent hours trying to figure out which products would be best for you? You’re not alone! I always appreciate a kit or system that is put together by the manufacturer. It takes the guess work out of trying to figure out which products are going to be best for me. Kits usually contain several different products in smaller size jars or bottles and generally are always a great value!

I’m going to recommend some of our most popular kits at SkinStore, and depending on what your skin concerns are, you can choose accordingly!

For problematic/acne prone skin: iS Clinical Acne Travel Kit. Although this kit is made for “travel,” it’s still one of my favorites. I personally think the Active Serum is a miracle worker! This kit comes with a cleanser, two serums and a sunscreen! Oh, and we can’t forget about the travel case.

For aging skin that is blemish prone: M Lab Travel Collection for Anti-Aging Blemish Control. This kit offers products filled with peptides and antioxidants that will tackle fine lines and wrinkles as well as blemishes and excess oil.

For aging skin: M Lab Travel Collection for Anti-Aging. From the same manufacturer as the above recommendation, this kit contains products that will improve lines and wrinkles, eye puffiness, skin tone, and firmness! Bonus: SkinMedica also has a great duo kit that is a combination of two wrinkle reducing products. SkinMedica TNS Recover Complex best Results Kit – gives just that! Great results!

For normal to combination skin: Philosophy Great Skin is in For Normal to Combination Skin. This kit contains three products: a cleanser, a retinol night treatment and Oprah’s favorite- Hope in a Jar! If you tend to be oily in some areas of your face and dry in others, this kit would be a great option for you.

For sensitive skin: We have a great kit by Pevonia that is a 3 step kit containing a cleanser, a lotion, and a soothing skin cream. Ingredients are mild enough for your sensitive skin, and the soothing cream has healing properties to relieve your skin!

Keep in mind you can always mix and match products and brands. Build your own kit! Share with us: What’s your favorite kit and what makes it so fabulous?


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Calendula, also known as English Marigold has been used to heal injuries, relieve dry chapped skin, and reduce inflammation for centuries. People in ancient Rome also used it as a fever reducer. In modern day skincare the oil extracted from the flower petal is thought to have detoxifying properties and act as an antiseptic. Calendula treats a variety of skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and even sunburns. Even the most sensitive skin can benefit from its healing properties as it comforts and calms dry irritated skin.

A continual sensitive skin customer favorite is Jurlique Calendula Cream. It’s a soothing, non-greasy cream is rich in Calendula and Witch Hazel to restore and condition delicate skin. It’s ideal for the most sensitive skin and leaves the skin feeling comfortable and refreshed.

If you have more problematic skin, we love Kerstin Florian Clarifying Vita-Marine Masque. It deep cleanses to eliminate impurities, refines and brightens the skin. Key ingredient Calendula calms and soothes redness and reduces inflammation.

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Pur~Lisse: Pure & Smooth

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Pure, smooth, glowing skin is something everyone dreams about, but Pur~Lisse makes gorgeous, resilient skin a reality! Just ask Jennifer Yen, the founder of Pur~Lisse Skincare! As an actress in Hollywood, Jennifer found her skin in less than perfect condition due to hot lights and heavy makeup, and that’s when she set out on a quest to find skincare solutions that soothe and smooth. As an ode to her Chinese heritage, Jennifer incorporated tried and true ingredients and ancient remedies into her renewed formulations. Accordingly, Pur~lisse blends traditional Chinese beauty rituals with today’s French skincare technology so ingredients like blue lotus, white tea, and soy proteins in combination with lupine peptides and seasilk create efficacious, yet gentle formulations.

Pur~Lisse products are free of harsh ingredients like petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances, synthetic coloring agents, and proplyne glycols. Pur~Lisse is also paraben-free and free of animal by-products. By keeping the formulas simple and clean there is a minimized risk of unwanted skin irritation, so even the most delicate skin types can use Pur~Lisse.

The Pur~Lisse product selection is impressive, it may seem like a small collection with only six full products and two travel trial kits, but it’s surely mighty as all of the products are suitable for all skin types, all ages, and all concerns. The Pur-Delicate Cleanser is our favorite; its milky formula rinses away makeup and debris and leaves a fresh, clean feeling. Another favorites, Pur-Bright, is great for lightening up stubborn hyper pigmentation without irritation, and our hot-selling Pur-Moist is a delicate hydrating moisturizer that leaves the skin dewy and supple.

Have you tried Pur~Lisse? Tell us what you love about it. If you haven’t tried this amazing brand, don’t fret, as we’ll have a great giveaway coming soon!

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AVENE Professional

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Avene skin care has been around for over 260 years and has offered the skincare market exceptional pharmaceutical grade products. Avene is recognized in Europe as the #1 skincare brand and has just got even better. Avene carries an exclusive line of professional products that are sold through dermatologists and contain higher levels of active ingredients. has just launched this amazing line and we are excited to offer high quality products to our customers with the trusted Avene name.

Avene’s Professional line targets deep wrinkles, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, post procedure, and acne prone skin. The professional line provides pharmaceutical grade products at affordable prices. Avene offers hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, and fragrance free products for every skin condition.

Among the other great anti aging products Avene offers the professional retrinal cream now available in the 0.05 and the 0.1 cream. This is a retinol treatment that contains Vitamins A and E to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while hydrating and firming the skin. The 0.05 cream is for sensitive skin while the 0.1 is more suitable for tolerant skin types. The formulation is fragrance free and provides excellent benefits with little to no irritation. Avene also carries the professional retrinal HAF firming gel. This will help to firm the skin, hydrate, soothe, and soften while addressing fine lines and wrinkles. The HAF firming gel will also help to reduce the appearance of deeper lines around the mouth, crow’s feet around the eyes, and nasal labial folds.

These are just to name a few in the Avene professional line, take a look at the other wonderful products Avene offers!

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Combating Red Cheeks and Nose

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Have you struggled most of your life to combat and conceal that redness in your cheeks and nose that just won’t go away? This could be a condition usually referred to as Telangiectasia or Couperose Skin characterized by enlarged capillary veins near the surface of the skin. While many may think this is a flushed look from heat exhaustion or sunburn, in reality neither of those are the cause of this ongoing condition. Therefore most home remedies of cool packs don’t have much long term effect.
SkinStore carries several great products that will help strengthen those capillary vein walls, calm and sooth irritation and minimize the appearance of these veins. The result is healthier looking skin with reduced redness.

We suggest considering any one of the following products to reduce redness:

SkinMedica Redness Relief CalmPlex (This is an exciting new product!) A clinical breakthrough that reduces visible redness by treating the underlying causes, while helping to promote healthy skin.
Pevonia RS2 Concentrate, A specific blend of Green Tea, Licorice, and Olibanum, strengthen capillaries, control blotchiness and effectively decongest.”
BABOR Calming Sensitive Couperose Serum Contains an Anti Irritation Complex and innovative, super-sensitive formulations.

Please share your thoughts and experiences with these and any other great products from SkinStore in the comments below.

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Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid

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If you’re on the market for a new sunscreen product for this year’s sizzling summer do we have good news for you! La Roche Posay, an innovative skin care company and progressive sunscreen pioneer launched their newest and best. La Roche Posay Anthelios Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50 is a sheer and lightweight all-mineral sunscreen that provides broad spectrum sun protection. The formula is an elegant fluid that soaks right in without leaving a residue or a white caste on the skin. Micronized Titanium Dioxide offers long-lasting broad spectrum protection with advanced efficacy against UVA and UVB rays, while Cell-Ox Shield, a powerful patent-pending antioxidant complex featuring Senna Alata, protects the skin cells against damage.

The benefits are outstanding, and because this formula contains a natural mineral sunscreen there is no waiting time; once the fluid is applied it’s effective immediately. As minerals naturally adhere to the skin the sheer fluid formula is remarkably water resistant, too! It’s also great for sensitive skin, and acne prone skin as is non-comedogenic.

Do you have a favorite sunscreen product? Share with us in the comments below!

Skyn ICELAND pure cloud cleanser

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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!

Also try the skyn ICELAND pure cloud cream moisturizer!

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Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel for Sensitive Skin

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Exfoliation is an important element of any skin care routine.  However, if you are dealing with sensitive skin you may feel your options are limited.  Well, I have good news for you. Those wonderful folks at Juice Beauty have formulated a version of their for sensitive skin.*

The Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive is a gentler, but just as effective version of the original.  This weekly exfoliating peel combines a 10% blend of alpha-hydroxy acids with raw cane sugar to revive your complexion and reveal a fresh new you.  This peel is also full of vitamin antioxidants and essential nutrients designed to hydrate and nourish your skin.

Check out this video for even more information and step-by-step instructions.

*A patch test behind the ear is recommended prior to first use.

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Ahhhh the beautiful world of Caudalie. An original story and a rigorous philosophy truly make the Caudalie line one of a kind. It all began in 1993 with a young couple on the lands of one of the most prestigious wineries in the world- Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte. Their passion for skincare, well being and everything grape evolved into a world renowned company known as Caudalie Paris today. The Caudalie brand draws on years of research conducted at the Bordeaux University to bring grape seed polyphenols and resveratrol to the savvy, antioxidant-loving consumer. And to this day, Caudalie and Bordeaux University continue to research and formulate new products to address consumers’ ever-evolving concerns.

So, what’s in a name? Caudalie is a French term used by professional wine tasters. The more Caudalie a wine has- the better it is! And Caudalie truly is the crème of the crop in the skin care industry. Each product is backed by years of testing and research and every product contains potent active ingredients to bring results. Caudalie is a natural line that uses organic ingredients and the purest formulas. The products never contain parabens, pehnoxyethanols, sodium laureth sulfates, mineral oils, or synthetic colorings. Caudalie doesn’t test on animals and never uses animal products.

Caudalie’s Vinotherapie Spa and spa treatments also set the brand apart from the rest. The Vinotherapie spa utilizes natural spring water, essential oils, wine wraps, and of course, Caudalie’s comprehensive line of products is used in facial treatments. There’s even a Caudalie spa at the legendary New York Plaza Hotel!

If you want to experience Caudalie at its best we suggest trying their brand new product; Caudalie Vine Body Butter. It’s the answer to all your dry skin woes. If you want an ultra nourishing, repairing and luxurious treatment then this rich, deeply hydrating body moisturizer, enhanced with nourishing Grape Seed Butter, Omega 6, Vitamin E, minerals and proteins is key. Caudalie Vine Body Butter melts into the skin while grape seed oil induces cell regeneration and fighting off oxidative stress. The result? Dewy, radiant, hydrated and soothed skin that feels and smells amazing.

Effective, natural, glamorous ~ Caudalie has it all!

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