We start our days and end our days with a refreshing cleanse. While there a million cleansers specific to different skin types, there are a few products which are star cleansers that are suitable for almost everyone. These are cleansers that no matter what your skin needs, can work efficiently and gently.
Here are some of the top contenders for this important daily step:
• Caudalie Cleansing Water – This cleanser removes dirt and makeup without needing to be rinsed off. It encapsulates dirt particles and sweeps them away. Great on the go, or for those with water sensitivities.
• Purlisse Pur Delicate Gentle Soy Milk Cleanser – This gentle and non- irritating cleanser is made from a blend of soy milk, soy proteins, whole oat, and white tea. It’s a non-foaming cleanser which helps to balance the skin while removing make-up.
• iS Clinical Cleansing Complex – This cleanser helps to remove dead skin cells, refines the pores, helps to balance the skin, and can even be used for shaving. The ultimate multi-tasker!
• Clarisonic Gentle Hydro Cleanser – This cleanser just so happens to be created by the makers of the fabulous Clarisonic device. It is a non-foaming cleanser that contains aloe, cucumber, green tea, and vitamin E to help soothe the skin while providing antioxidant protection against future damage. It’s great for use along with your Clarisonic system or it can be used alone!
Do you have a favorite multi-tasking cleanser? We’d love to know!
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Thanks to Luminess Air we can all have a VIP ticket to flawless, red-carpet ready, celebrity skin from the comfort of our own home. This top of the line air brushing system is easy to use and the results are great. The coverage is customizable and it perfectly blends in one quick and painless application. You can go from foundation to blush to bronzer and then to a full body tan all with one system.
Luminess Air foundation does not cake like traditional makeup while it minimizes the appearance of uneven skin tone, fine lines, wrinkles and pores. Also a great benefit is that it eliminates the risk of cross-contamination that traditional make-up brushes and sponges can’t guarantee (great for acne-prone skin!).
Welcome to a new approach of make-up application that hydrates, accentuates and illuminates better than we thought possible.
Baby Quasar, one of the most innovative anti-aging companies has developed a brand new device, the Baby Quasar MD.
The new Baby Quasar MD is 3x more powerful and more effective than the original, so you will be able to achieve professional results in half the time. It is the most powerful and effective consumer device available, and was previously only used in medical facilities.
The device works by emitting infrared light and four different wavelengths that stimulating your skin to increase blood flow and circulation. As the skin ages it produces less collagen and hyaluronic acid which will make the skin deteriorate over time. The Baby Quasar MD will generate the production of new collagen which will improve the overall condition of your skin. It will soothe and heal the skin, it will also firm, treat large pores, reduce wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. You can also use the device on the green mode for up to 12 minutes at a time, to treat pain such as arthritis, sprains, and wounds.
The new MD is just as easy to use as the original and just as portable. The MD has three settings, an orange LED low for sensitive skin, red LED high for normal skin, and a continuous wave green setting which is the highest power setting to increase blood flow and circulation. There is an indicator light on top of the device which will indicate which mode you are in.
When you begin using the Baby Quasar MD treatment you will want to make sure your skin is clean with no makeup or skin care products except for a hydrating serum. You will also want to remove any jewelry. The Baby Quasar pure silk is recommended to use in conjunction with your quasar before you begin treatment. Visually divide your face in 6 different sections and use the device for 2 minutes on each area of the face. The device will beep when it’s time to move to a different area of the face.
Rather then using the device 2-3 times per week with the original Baby Quasar, it’s recommended that you use the Baby Quasar MD only once per week for 24-36 minutes per treatment. Because of the strength you can use the Quasar MD up to two times per week; this will allow your skin enough time to regenerate and to prevent dryness from overuse. To clean the Baby Quasar you can use a cotton pad with alcohol or hydrogen peroxide after each use.
The Baby Quasar MD can be used on all skin types, it is Dermatologist recommended, and is FDA approved and accepted. The quasar will make a great addition to any skin care regimen because it will boost the benefits of any products you are already using. If you have any medical concerns we suggest first consulting your doctor or dermatologist before using this device.
If you are already a fan of Clarisonic then you may have heard the buzz surrounding the Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion System. The new Clarisonic Opal is designed for the delicate skin around the eye area and is the perfect compliment to the Clarisonic Skin Brush.
Here are some of the benefits reported in clinical studies:
• Visibly improves fine lines, under–eye puffiness and dark circles
• Immediately hydrates, leaving eye area feeling refreshed and energized
• Eye area looks younger and smoother
• Brighter appearance of eye area
• Skin is firmer with a noticeable improvement in elasticity
• Benefits improve with continued use
If Mom wrote a wish list to Santa it would most likely include our Top 5 Tools! These devices are the latest advancements in skincare technology. Her eyes will surely light up if she’s lucky enough to have one waiting for her under the tree!
Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion System is the newest tool added to Clarisonic’s lineup. The Opal’s soothing sonic action gently infuses eye serum into the top layer of skin refreshing and renewing the appearance of skin around the eye area. Eyes will appear brighter and firmer with improved elasticity. Fine lines, under-eye puffiness and dark circles are also reduced.
Silk’n SensEpil Hair Removal Device is the next best thing to professional laser hair removal treatments at a fraction of the price! Silk’n uses pulsed light technology for safe long-term hair removal. The results are comparable to laser technology used in physician’s offices after just s few sessions. Full leg treatments are completed in as little as 30 minutes. Waxing and tedious shaving will just be banished for good.
Clarisonic Plus Skin Care System with Spot Treatment kicks the cleansing and exfoliation process into overdrive! In addition to the face brush, the plus system also includes a body attachment. Troublesome areas such as the décolleté, knees, elbows, and feet are easily tackled with the body brush attachment. With continual use your skin will be firmer, softer and have improved texture.
Baby Quasar Power Pack is the ultimate skin care tool that addresses anti-aging concerns while simultaneously battling hormonal acne. When blue and red infrared lights are used in conjunction, the results are astonishing! The blue light eradicates blemish causing bacteria Propionibacterium acnes, also known as P. acne bacteria while the red light stimulates collagen and elastin production, shrinks pore size, and reduces sebum production. It’s a one, two combo that dramatically improves your complexion.
DDF Revolve 400X Micro-Polishing System is an at home microdermabrasion device that is as effective as professional spa treatments. The unique rotating motion polishes away skin imperfections with 400 rotations per minute. The device greatly reduces the appearance of pore size and fine lines with continual use. Skin texture is also improved revealing a smoother more radiant complexion.
What’s on your wish list? We’d love to know which tool you’re dying to try!
Entering our 30’s we hear that these are the best times of our lives. We are given the opportunity to have careers, babies, or travel the world. But what does this mean for our skin, and how do we know if we are making the right choices for our new age and concerns?
Most of us have been warned about the dangers of the sun because our parents told us to wear sunscreen and not use foil and baby oil, so we are hoping to look better than our mothers and fathers. The question is how do we keep looking young? Advancements in skin care have come a long way in just the past 5-10 years, and all these tricks and potions are at our fingertips just waiting to be explored. To make it easy, here are the top things you need for your 30’s when it comes to your skin.
1. Wear your sunscreen: Yes we know this, but let’s really practice what we preach ladies and gentlemen. Skin cancer is the leading type of cancer right now, and we can help prevent it by just covering up and wearing a sunscreen. An SPF of at least a 30 is suggested. Due to variations in formulations there are sunscreens that are oil free, hydrating, and even great for you sensitive skin types. There are no exceptions on this one, wear your sunscreen please! We like La Roche Posay sunscreens and so do our customers.
2. Take your vitamins: They don’t look like cartoon characters at this age, but they can make us look and feel young well into our 40’s and beyond. Vitamins A, C, E are essential for healthy skin, strong immune systems, and overall wellness. Also, please wear your vitamins. Get a great antioxidant serum, this will protect your skin against further damage and help to correct unsightly sun damage. Retin-A is said to be one of the most powerful products in helping to promote collagen production and cell turnover. This is essential because collagen levels have already started to deplete by the age of 30.
3. Use an eye cream: At the age of 30 we start seeing the first signs of aging right before our very eyes, or under our eyes I should say. Those beautiful browns or beaming blues and greens can continue to remain as the center of attention with a little help from a great eye cream. A serum formulation for day will help tighten and provide that wide awake look. A slightly more hydrating cream formula for use in the PM, will help hydrate and regenerate the delicate tissue under the eye. A great eye cream for that is the Arcona Eye Wrinkle Repair.
4. Try alpha hydroxy acids: AHA’s are very anti-aging because they help to smooth lines, even out skin tone, and give your skin a nice healthy glow. AHA’s will also help to promote cell turnover by exfoliating your skin and should be incorporated into your weekly regimen. SkinCeuticals C+AHA is an excellent choice because it provides 15% L-Ascorbic Acid and 10% alpha hydroxyl acid. Antioxidants and exfoliation all in one product make this a great multi tasking necessity.
5. Tools for success: These include the Clarisonic, Baby Quasar, Nuface or the Wellbox device. Tools will help boost the benefits of any skin care regimen you are currently using. They will help to exfoliate, repair, tighten, and rejuvenate the skin. They save time and money because you can treat your skin in the privacy of your home for a fraction of the cost when compared to the doctor’s office or medispa.
The most important thing to remember is to do your research, but don’t believe everything you read. Be educated about what to expect, but don’t make your self crazy. A lot of consumers tend to overdo it and can cause damage to their skin. The trick is balance, education, and prevention.
Goodbye 20’s… Hello to the fabulous 30’s!
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Washington Irving has said “A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.”
The love of a mother is unlike anything else in the world. Mothers sacrifice so much for their children, they pamper and coo, they counsel, they encourage, they hold our hand and lead us through the labyrinth we call life, they wipe our tears and share our smiles, they nurture, rear, raise and foster us. They deserve to be treated with care and honor for ever and for always. Show your beloved mother your appreciation by writing her a poem, singing her a song, treating her to a special dinner, or getting her a great gift.
To make your shopping easier the SkinStore staff have put together the top ten products they are purchasing for Mother’s Day.
Help mom to get gorgeous, younger-looking skin in only a few minutes a day. Using superior technology, Baby Quasar Red works by stimulating the production of collagen, thereby diminishing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and enlarged pores. Clinical research has shown that red and infrared light can also be extremely effective in firming and toning the skin.
Because mom is a queen treat her to a bottle of Vera’s enchanting Princess fragrance. An enchanting celebration of modern femininity with yummy notes like mandarin meringue, guava, pink frosting, dark chocolate, and vanilla bring out the girly girl.
Vitamins A & C and mulberry extract and a powerful dose of retinol virtually banish pores while tired skin is left hydrated, firmed, and detoxified. Great for busy moms on the go that need flawless skin but don’t have heaps of time.
This 3-in-1 high foaming shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath has a unique formula that provides a rich, foaming lather and a delicious bubble bath experience. The caramel apple scent is the perfect fusion of a juicy apple and rich, creamy caramel.
Is she an expecting mommy? She deserves some special attention, and so does her skin. We love Belli Pregnancy Pampering Collection which has baby-friendly formulations in body wash, body lotion, body exfoliator and belly oil. Help her ward off stretch marks with Belli Stretchmark Minimizing Cream which heals the skin and minimizes existing stretch marks while preventing new ones from forming.
The Air Glow Gun may give off the impression of being a little intimidating just by the looks of this “gun”. You may be thinking, “wow I can’t even apply a self tanner let alone use an air brush machine.” You may be spending way too much at the tanning beds when you could be trying a safe alternative and more cost effective way of getting that glow. It’s time to put away your tanning goggles and give your skin a break from all of the harmful UV rays of the tanning beds and try out this air brush. This device is easy to use, and the results will far out weigh the little bit of instruction you will need to in order to use the Fusion Air Glow Gun.
You first want to prepare your skin for maximum results by exfoliating. We suggest Bliss Fabulous Foaming Body Wash.This body treatment has natural fruit extracts as well as lactic acid to exfoliate your skin and get rid of dead skincells.
To use the Fusion Beauty GlowFusion Air Glow Gun you’ll want to hold the device at least 4 inches away from the area, and you want to then create a thin layer of product mist. If you do have any drips, don’t worry you can always redue the area later. It’s not like self tanners where you can get streaks, blotchy skin, and an uneven application. You can always go back over the area if you feel you missed a spot or smudged the area. Don’t worry the tanning solution will not stain your clothes, it is odor-free, and the results are lot nicer then other self tanning products. You can have a soft glowing tan for up to two weeks. The formula comes in two colors for a customized look.
Remember to also keep your skin hydrated to extend the life of your tan. If you are looking for a fragrance free body lotion that will add hydration and help to preserve your tan, try Philosophy Be Somebody Unscented Body Lotion. This has rich shea butter and jojoba to condition and protect your skin.
You will soon be on your way to beautiful glowing skin in just a few simple steps!
These tools are the cream of the crop, made to address your everyday skincare concerns. With the ease and convenience of these at home products, you’ll save numerous trips to the spa or dermatologist’s office and quite a bit of cash!
Baby Quasar Power Pack is the ultimate skin care tool that everyone can benefit from. The power pack addresses all of your anti-aging concerns while simultaneously battling hormonal acne. When both blue and red infrared lights are used in conjunction with one another, the results are astonishing! The blue light eradicates blemish causing bacteria Propionibacterium acnes, also known as P. acne bacteria, while the red light stimulates collagen and elastin production, shrinks pore size, and reduces sebum production. The red light is vital because it stimulates circulation, blood flow, and the release of nitric oxide which heals the skin. It’s a win, win combination that dramatically reduces redness, inflammation and fine lines for a flawless complexion.
Clarisonic PLUS Skincare System with Spot Treatment is the newest weapon in Clarisonic’s skin care arsenal. The key difference from the original model is that it can not just be used on the face, but the body as well. This device kicks the exfoliation process into high gear! Troublesome areas such as the décolleté, knees, elbows, and feet can be addressed with the body brush attachment. With continual use your skin will have fewer dry patches and feel softer. It will be firmer and smoother with improved texture. Make sure to use it with the Clarisonic Refining Body Polish for awesome results.
Wellbox – The Lipomassage Machine is a versatile device that is just as effective as a professional spa treatment, but can be used in the privacy of your own home. The device can be used on the body to reduce cellulite or on the face to help treat fine lines and wrinkles. On the body, the Wellbox roll treatment head stimulates fat cells and fibroblasts, boosting natural cellular function. As the localized fat cells are released a smoother, sleeker silhouette appears. For the face, a separate treatment head is used which stimulates collagen and elastin production.
Silk’n SensEpil Hair Removal Device is the next best thing to professional laser hair removal treatments and a fraction of the price! Silk’n utilizes an at home pulsed light technology for safe long-term hair removal. Hair reduction is comparable to laser or light technologies used in physician’s offices after just two to four sessions. Say buh-bye to painful waxing and tedious shaving! Full leg treatments are done in as little as 30 minutes.
Among our new year’s resolutions lies promises to take better care of ourselves. To exercise more, relax, and live a stress free existence. We have committed ourselves to parties, meetings, and family obligations, and somehow forget to take care of ourselves. A New Year has begun ladies, and the time has come to spend some time on ourselves. The NuFace device can offer some hope, to get at least your face in shape for the year ahead!
The NuFace device works by putting gentle micro current impulses into the cells in your skin. This method has been proven to lessen the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and also restores the overall tone and texture of the skin. These electrical impulses work to increase blood flow, cellular turnover, and collagen and elastin production.
It is like a mini work out for your face, and you don’t even need to go to the gym!
When using this device, over time it will actually reprogram your muscles to rehabilitate themselves. This will restore the muscles to nearly the original shape and structure, revealing a new younger looking appearance. The NuFace device is the only FDA approved machine of its kind. It is safe, painless, and has a very low level power. That is why it has been approved over-the-counter and can be used in the privacy of your own home. It is battery operated so it will be easy to use anywhere that is convenient for you. You can also use the NuFace to treat cellulite. This will work in the same way to firm and tone the skin. Not only does your face get a little work out, your body can too!
The NuFace also comes with conductivity gel that is enhanced with electrolytes, to help the micro currents penetrate into your skin more effectively. If you are looking for a new skin care system to use in conjunction with the Nuface, we suggest the Delicate Trio by Carole Cole. This kit contains a collagen booster to help reduce wrinkles and signs of aging. It has a moisturizer called the delicate moisturizing cream for dry sensitive skin to gently exfoliate your skin. And also contains a cellular night cream. This night cream contains retinol to smooth and soften your skin.
We recommend when purchasing the NuFace device, you carefully review the instructional DVD that is included, to receive a more detailed description and usage of the device.