When the temperatures begin to rise, we often have concerned customers calling in about their products arriving hot to the touch and how this may or may not affect their efficacy.
All products undergo a heat/cool and freeze/thaw test in order to make it to the consumer market. Products are tested under extreme temperature changes for extended periods of time. These tests ensure that the active ingredients and overall product composition are not compromised even under extreme temperatures.
Rest assured that if your products are exposed to heat while on the delivery truck or left on the porch, the efficacy of the product is not compromised. Simply, bring the product inside and let the product go back to room temperature by storing it in a cool, dark place. Make sure to let the product go back to room temperature before using it. Some products have to be shaken or stirred before use if the ingredients separated. Natural products may also change in color, but the efficacy will remain the same.
We hope this information is helpful, enjoy your summer!
The hot summer months are upon us and it’s time to think sun screen. With sun damage being the number one cause of aging skin, sunscreen is the best and easiest way to protect and preserve a youthful appearance.
Purlisse Pur~Protect SPF 30 not only protects your skin from damaging UVA/UVB rays, but it’s also an anti aging moisturizer. This 2 in 1 light weight moisturizer has a unique combination of peptides, Vitamin E, Soy Proteins, White Tea, and Blue Lotus. The powerful antioxidant complex stimulates vascular growth, increases smoothness and firms the skin.
Best of all, you won’t feel like you’re wearing a sunscreen! It has a non-greasy and non-whitening formula, which allows for perfect application under makeup and is great for all skin tones and types. It’s continually a SkinStore staff favorite. Don’t leave home without it this summer!
A sunny complexion may be trendy, but comes with a hefty price. One in every three cancers diagnosed is skin cancer and 80% of all skin cancers are caused by over exposure to the sun or tanning beds. Each year in the United States and Canada there are more new cases of skin cancer diagnosed than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer combined.
There are plenty of alternatives to achieve a bronzed glow without hitting the tanning beds. Simply fake it, don’t bake it! CoverFX is the ultimate complexion destination for glowing, healthy, and beautiful looking skin! With its extensive color palette virtually anyone’s complexion can be flawless with coverage that is never heavy. This beauty of a brand is Dermatologists 1st choice for flawless looking skin. Check out all of the great Cover FX products at SkinStore.com!
One of our faves is the BritePrep FX SPF 50. This product is a complexion brightening primer with broad spectrum SPF 50. Tired, dull skin is instantly brightened and the appearance of sun spots and hyperpigmentation is reduced.
For the month of June our friends at Cover FX have launched their inaugural sun safety campaign. Check out the Cover FX’s Facebook page for details of their campaign! Don’t forget, you can purchase your BritePrep FX SPF 50 at SkinStore.com!
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!
Warmer weather has arrived and it’s time for fun in the sun! Here’s a few of our best of summer hair products we can’t live without!
For surfer chic tousled hair try Frederic Fekkai Marine Summer Hair Beach Waves. A limited edition product just in time for summer that creates a sexy, no fuss look with marine botanical extracts to hydrate hair and a UV shield to protect color from fading.
Don’t forget to protect your locks while exposed to the sun. Rene Furterer Protective Summer Oil with KPF 90 is a waterproof spray formula that protects 90% of hair’s keratin. Sesame and castor oils protect and nourish while filtering the harmful effects of UV rays. Hair is shielded from exposure to sea or pool water and the sun.
Frequent trips to the pool can leave your hair dry and packed full of chlorine. Summer Hair Marine Clean Detox Shampoo is a summer favorite with marine botanicals that rids hair of impurities, leaving tresses shiny and soft. It also provides hair with a UV shield to help prevent fading.
These great products will keep your hair shiny and healthy all summer long!
We all know that when it comes to skin health, wearing sunscreen on a daily basis is as essential as drinking plenty of water, taking our vitamins, and getting ample sleep. In fact, we know that sunscreen is the single most important step in our skincare regimen. What many of us don’t know if that most conventional sunscreen products only protect against UVB rays, but UVA rays, which are invisible, are just as damaging to our skin. UVB rays are known as the burning rays, the ones that force melanocytes into overdrive to produce color to protect our cells, and thus a tan line is an indicator of skin damage. UVA rays are the aging rays, the ones that makes our skin crinkly and wrinkly – but don’t always produce a burn. Both UVA and UVB rays are ever present, even on cloudy days. That’s why it’s of the utmost importance to wear sunscreen on a daily basis to protect your skin from both UVA and UVB damage.
The new StriVectin-SH Age Protect SPF 30 is an ultra sheer yet highly potent oil-free treatment sunscreen that delivers the highest grade UVA protection available while shielding from UVB rays with sun protection factor of 30. This elegant formula also contains the patented NIA-144 molecule, which is clinically proven to repair sun damage while strengthening the skin’s barrier. The StriVectin-SH formula also contains a potent berry antioxidant blend to protect the cells and collagen against degradation and free radicals. And the product not only smells like delicious cucumber but also soothes the skin with cucumber and rose extracts.
Do you like StriVectin? We love the line, too! And we’re planning a very special giveaway surprise for you!!! Make sure to enter into our current giveaway on our Facebook page!
Renowned dermatologist Dr. Dennis Gross has an excellent product called All In One Tinted Moisturizer, which is designed to moisturize and protect your skin with an SPF 15. It also evens out your skin tone with a tint, while it provides antioxidant protection with vitamins E and C, and promotes firming and smoothing.
During a recent training I had the pleasure of trying this product. I was amazed how smooth the product was, how quickly it absorbed and how evenly it spread.
Who would be the person to enjoy this product? I would recommend this product to anyone (men and women) who want to moisturize, even out skin tone, and protect their skin from UVA & UVB damage.
Don’t be a hot mess this year. Leave the greasy products at home and try our tried and true beach favorites that’ll keep you looking and feeling oh-so-sexy, not ugh-so-sweaty.
SPF (duh!) Even if you’re dark, or don’t burn, you still need to use a broad spectrum sunscreen to shield from the sun’s harmful rays. We love the new La Roche Posay Anthelios SPF 45 Ultra Light Sunscreen. It soaks right in and leaves a matte finish so you don’t look greasy, and best of all don’t feel sticky!
Waterproof mascara is another beach staple to keep your luscious lashes looking fabulous. We’re digging bareMinerals Flawless Defintion Waterproof Mascara, it separates every lash and creates a natural look that’s perfect for a day at the beach! Now you can swim, sweat and laugh until you cry.
If you’re wearing lip gloss on the beach, sand is guaranteed to stick and who wants that sort of muddle? If you want pink, kissable lips without the mess then stick to lip stains. Stila Yumberry Crush is a pretty pink that’s fresh and fun. Always remember to protect your pucker with SPF too! We like MD Formulations Lip Balm because it’s not sticky, but is really hydrating.
If you love your tresses (and treasure that money well-spent in a salon) then you must protect your hair with sun protection too! The sun is not only drying and damaging to the skin but it can wreak havoc on your hair. Parched hair is gross… therefore douse with Alterna Summer Hair RX Spray Shine, it will make your hair shiny and will shield it from those sun rays!
And now you’re ready to put your best Baywatch babe foot forward!
It’s no secret that your feet get a lot of exposure in the summer, those once-monthly winter pedicures transition into a once weekly task every spring through early fall… and summery nails get the most attention with bright polishes and brighter sandals to accentuate them. We’re so glad that this year nail polish gurus have dug into a little kid’s crayon box to create a new summer palette.
SpaRitual Nail Lacquer I Believe in You is a poppy-orange crème that’s similar to Crayola’s Red-Orange crayon. Just like a juicy blood orange dipped in sugar, this summer shade will brighten any dull day.
SpaRitual Nail Lacquer Yes I Can is a leafy-green crème that’s like Crayola’s Tropical Rain Forest shade. It’s a tree-huggers dream come true with its true hue of plump summer foliage and freshly-cut grass.
SpaRitual Nail Lacquer Shimmer Crystal Waters is a turquoise shimmer that looks like Crayola’s Steel Teal. It’s the color of the deepest tropical waters, the type of aqua shade that you see on the ocean when you’re parasailing over paradise. And it shimmers, just like the sunlit sea!
SpaRitual Nail Lacquer Shoot for the Stars is a lively purple crème that’s like Crayola’s Vivid Violet and is the same color as grape juice. This shade pairs really nicely with a tan and looks amazing on toes- it’s refreshing and it stands out from the pink and red toe crowd.
SpaRitual Nail Lacquer It’s Raining Men is a Sky blue shimmer with a hint of pink that’s similar to Crayola’s Cerulean Frost, it’s a summer sunset in a bottle with its baby blue undertone and a hint of pink frost. It’s great for understated yet fun toes that are oh-so-summery!
Don’t forget to seal the deal on your toes with a top coat- a top coat will make your color last longer and will prevent the polish from chipping. SpaRitual Tout de Suite Quick Dry Topcoat is a really great choice because it provides high-gloss shine, UV filters, and it dries in less than a minute!
Summer is here and we all want to keep our bodies soft and hydrated, but slathering on those thick body creams we use during the cold winter months can be too much. Not to mention when you start sweating later and end up feeling all greasy and sticky.
Try using lighter products like lotions, milks, or gel moisturizers. Look for lotions with Water, Aloe Vera, Jojoba, Almond Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Vitamins A, C and E. Of course if you’re going to be out in the sun don’t forget the SPF, look for products with ingredients Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide.
Here are some excellent options SkinStore offers to keep that healthy summer glow: