Posts Tagged ‘wrinkles’

Hot Item: Silk’n FaceFX Anti-Aging Device

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The makers of our favorite at home hair removal device are at it again! This time they are helping turn back the years with the Silk’n FaceFX Anti-Aging Device!

This at home anti-aging device uses a combination of fractional red light therapy and deep thermal heating to stimulate collagen production and achieve that youthful radiant skin we had when we were younger. You’ll see a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, skin texture and pore size will improve with regular use.

You can use this hand held device at home in your jammies! Manufacturer’s directions recommend 15-20 minute treatments 3 times a week for the first month of use. After that, simple maintenance recommends one treatment per week.

Take a look at these amazing before and after photos:

Hot Ingredient: Peptides

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With so many ingredients and buzz words in skin care it can be hard to keep up. But don’t fret because we are going to keep you in the know by defining peptides.

Peptides are naturally occurring chemical messengers, each one instructs the skin to behave in a certain manner. Some peptides can reduce the signs of aging by increasing collagen production, which will firm the skin from the inside.  Other peptides send the message for the skin to “relax” and the result is wrinkle reduction.

Here are some peptide-powered products:

DermaQuest Skin Therapy Peptide Mobilizer uses Argirilene (Hexapeptide-3) a wrinkle inhibitor that will reduce pre-existing wrinkle depth and relax facial tension.

Euoko Y-30 Intense Lift Concentrate has Leuphasyl peptide that helps regulate muscle contraction. This is especially beneficial for reducing the depth of wrinkles around the eyes and forehead areas.

Kinerase Pro Therapy C8 Peptide Intensive Treatment & Kinerase C8 Peptide Intensive Treatment incorporates the peptide Octapeptide to extend and lengthen the muscle, reducing wrinkle depth.

Kate Somerville HydraKate Line Release Face Serum has the peptide Matrixyl 3000 (Pentapeptide-3) to aid in the synthesis of new collagen. It is stronger than Vitamin C and works faster than Retinol without the irritating side-effects.

Peter Thomas Roth UnWrinkle has the peptide Tripeptide, synthetic snake venom that temporarily debilitates the muscle, keeping it from contracting and thereby smoothing lines in the wrinkle prone area.

Experience the Spa with Elemis

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If you’d like to indulge your skin in the ultimate spa experience, look towards Elemis. One of their most popular and effective products to date is the Pro-Collagen Marine Cream.

This luxurious cream features the marine extract Padina Pavonica which helps to offer great anti-aging benefits in just over two weeks of use. The product is tried and tested to reduce wrinkles by 19% and increase hydration by up to 45%. The formulation also contains Ginko Biloba to stimulate cells and Porphyridium to help promote cell regeneration.  If you have the consistency to use this product in your daily regimen and want that firm and lifted appearance over time then you should look into this gratifying product.

Skin & Diet

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The warm weather means the living’s easy, you kick back and have a margarita with the girlfriends, a glass of wine with the husband, a beer or two at the neighborhood cookout. Before you know it, the pretty fresh-faced girl that you were in June is looking ten years older by August.

We wonder… how does alcohol affect the way we look? While we’re not here to preach and tell you that drinking is all bad business we do want to warn you that overindulging too frequently can make you look older.

Alcohol can cause wrinkles. It dehydrates the skin, delaying the production of collagen and in turn deepening lines.

Because alcohol dehydrates the body it also slows down cellular turnover, which means dull skin. By quenching your thirst with an ice cold beer you’re not quenching your body’s need for water, and lack of water means your skin looks even duller. Sugary drinks are a double-whammy, the sugar molecules in sweet beverages cause glycation, a process in which sugar attaches to proteins, causing brittle and weak collagen.

Alcohol makes the eyes and face puffy, too. It dilates blood vessels and causes redistribution of fluids, which is then most apparent around the eye area.

Alcohol disrupts a healthy diet. Nobody wants to eat spinach after a night of drinking, and that’s because the body is trying to bring itself into balance by craving greasier and saltier foods which balance out alcohol’s high acid content.

If you happen to drink one too many daiquiris anyway remember to rehydrate before bed by drinking a big glass of water, and applying a hyaluronic-rich serum or cream (we like Goldfaden Blueberry and Pomegranate Anti-Glycation Hydrating Serum). In the morning de-puff with a cold compress or ice mask.

Extra Eye Help

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Wouldn’t it be nice to have an additional aid or so goes the saying “an extra set of hands” when it comes to looking good? Well, here comes big help from a small package! Enjoy some spare time and treat your eyes to a mini spa session. Recently, eye masks or eye patches have made their way into the spotlight. If you just don’t have time or cannot stay consistent to using a daily eye product then these would be just the help you need. Most of these masks can help assist in de-puffing the eye area, brightening up eye darkness, and smoothing out or firmingthe eye area.

Try the Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels as seen on The Doctors. All you need is about 10 spare minutes. These eye gels are concentrated with elastin which can help to firm and tone, hexapeptide which helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, gingko biloba which improves blood flow and helps reduce puffiness, plus there’s even advanced antioxidants to help prevent future damage.

Kick up your feet, relax and enjoy your mini eye spa! Do you have a favorite eye product? Share with us in the comments below!

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StriVectin-SH Age Protect SPF30/PA+++

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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.

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Treating Dark Circles & Under Eye Bags

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Dark circles and under eye bags make us look tired and frazzled and let’s face it… we sometimes feel that way, but don’t necessarily want to look like we’re exhausted and stressed. With the right products, we can offer an alternative to those heavy creams and concealers that do nothing but discourage you.

Most under eye dark circles and bags are caused by leaking blood vessels and inflammation.  Allergies, diet, and stress are contributing factors as well. It is important when selecting an eye product for these concerns, that you try something with caffeine. Caffeine will help to constrict blood vessels and address puffiness. One product that we highly suggest is the Anti-Aging Eye Cream by Glytone. This little eye saver contains caffeine, licorice extract, red tea, and glycolic acid. Red tea also works great for de-puffing, and the licorice extract will brighten the under-eye area. Another great eye product with caffeine is the La Roche Posay Hydraphase UV Eyes Hydrating Protective Eye Cream. This eye cream is very hydrating; safe for sensitive eyes, and also contains an SPF 29. Since the eye area is the most delicate skin on our bodies, it is important to protect it with an SPF.

Now that we have the treatment products under control, we suggest a good under-eye cover up product.  The Jane Iredale Circle Delete comes in three different color choices, containing two customized shades in one product. This is not only a concealer but a treatment product because it contains conditioners like avocado oil and Vitamins A, C, D, and E. It also has light reflecting elements to nicely disguise any under-eye flaws.

Whatever products you decide to use, remember it’s important to use a skin care product to address your concerns first; then add a concealing product to maximize your results.

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NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention UVA/UVB Sunscreen SPF30/PA+++

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The days of greasy, chalky sunscreen are over. Sunscreen formulations are becoming much more elegant, and NIA24 (the sun damage correction & prevention expert) has once again stepped up to the plate with an innovative and impressive sunscreen product. You may be familiar with the renown NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30, a physical sunscreen that helps to correct and prevent sun damage while supplying the skin with Pro-Niacin, a skin-strengthening compound. And now we want to introduce you to NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention Mineral Sunscreen’s big brother! NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention UVA/UVB Sunscreen SPF30 is here just in time for the sunny months.

NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention UVA/UVB Sunscreen SPF30/PA+++ contains a blend of active sunscreens that help to protect the skin from UVA (aging) and UVB (burning) rays. This special SPF blend has a rating of PA+++, which stands for the protection grade of a sun protection factor (SPF) product. While most SPF products receive a rating of PA+, NIA24 receives a rating of PA+++, the highest grade of defense against aging rays.

This advanced, super-absorbent formula contains Pro-Niacin which is clinically shown to improve skin tone, texture, and reduce hyper pigmentation caused by previous sun damage. It also contains ceramides, which promote vibrancy, and mango butter which nourishes the skin. Although this product is power-packed with a lot of ingredients it absorbs very quickly and doesn’t ever leave your skin feeling greasy or looking shiny. And because this formula is made to be sheer you can rest assured that you’ll never have a white residue left behind. NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention UVA/UVB Sunscreen SPF30/PA+++ works great for all skin types, is oil-free, non-comedogenic and is dermatologist recommended!

This elegant product provides your skin with superb protection without feeling medicinal or smelling like your grandma’s sunscreen. Now you’ve really got no excuses to expose your delicate skin to the sun’s harmful rays.

Do you have a favorite sunscreen product? Share with us!

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Quick Moisture for Dehydrated Skin

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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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Top 10 Gifts for Mother’s Day

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As Mother’s Day 2011 is fast approaching, many of us reflect on how grateful we are to have special women in our lives. Our mothers, grandmothers, wives, sisters, aunts and girlfriends help us through the tough times, share our joys, pick us up when we’re down, and stand by our side through thick and thin. Let your favorite girl know how much you care for her with a sweet gift of chocolates, fragrant gift of flowers, or a beautiful gift of products from!

Here are our top 10 gift picks for Mother’s Day:

Baby Quasar MD – the MD version of this effective LED device provides effective facial rejuvenation in the comfort of her own home. Mom won’t need to see her derm and pay the big bucks for treatments, because the Baby Quasar will promote collagen production by helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and large pores, while also improving the appearance of skin tone and firmness. Click here to see all Baby Quasar products.

Clarisonic PLUS Skin Care System with Spot Treatment – the best exfoliating and cleansing system around, the Clarisonic PLUS will get her skin clean, smooth, and glowing. The facial brush head oscillates with sonic technology to provide six times more effective makeup removal than manual cleansing, while providing gentle exfoliation. After use, treatment products penetrate deeper into the skin providing better, more cost-effective results. Click here to see all Clarisonic products.

Perricone MD Cold Plasma Face and Eyes Kit – these innovative products are formulated with a patented delivery system for optimal benefits and maximum results. Ideal for all ages, all skin types, together they address the most visible signs of aging and impart the look of glowing, supple, youthful skin. Click here to see all Perricone MD products.

SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic and get Hydrating B5 Gel Set – the Rolls-Royce of antioxidant treatments, SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic will get her skin glowing, smooth, and even-toned while protecting from harsh elements that cause oxidative stress and aging. Touted as the ‘best beauty buy’ by top beauty magazines, CE Ferulic gets every gal’s skin in tiptop shape, while the Hydrating B5 Gel hydrates the skin and draws moisture deep within the epidermis. Click here to see all SkinCeuticals products.

Frederic Fekkai Ageless Creme Luxe Hair Treatment – for an at-home salon experience pamper her with a conditioning and restorative hair treatment. This deeply penetrating anti-aging infusion of rare orchid extract and proteins helps to regenerate and preserve hair’s inner structure to renew hair strength, elasticity and vibrancy. Click here to see all Frederic Fekkai products.

Jurlique Hand Cream Collection – this beautiful bouquet of four best-selling Jurlique hand treatments will leave her hands soft, supple, and lightly fragranced. Rose, lavender, jasmine, and citrus hand creams are packaged in a beautiful red box and ready for gift-giving!  Click here to see all Jurlique products.

Elizabeth Arden Pretty as a Picture Fragrance Set – make her feel and smell pretty with this feminine and floral set that’s beautifully packaged in a pink keepsake box. The set includes eau de parfum, body lotion, and a gorgeous charm bracelet that she’ll wear for many years to come. Click here to see all Elizabeth Arden products.

Too Faced Natural Eye Kit – help bring out her sparkling eyes with these beautiful soft shadow shades. Nine gorgeous colors build a neutral daytime eye or an intense evening look, and there are helpful instructional cards to help create a variety of stunning looks. Click here to see all Too Faced products.

Philosophy Kiss Me Tonight – her lips will be soft and kissable with this wonderful lip balm. The luxurious night lip treatment helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, adds shape and definition, and restores a healthy rosy appearance. Click here to see all Philosophy products.

SpaRitual Nail Lacquer in Knowledge is Power – a sweet little bottle of vegan nail lacquer that’ll give her fingers and toes a soft berry crème hue. This color is beautiful for spring and summer and looks amazing on all skin tones. Click here to see all SpaRitual products.

What will you get your leading lady this Mother’s Day?! Let her spoil herself with a eGift Certificate!

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