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DermaSilk Brands Offers Products With Immediate Results

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On Thursday, July 24 I attended the new product launch event for DermaSilk Brands, a beauty solution company focused on creating high-quality skincare products that works immediately, so women can look their best without having to wait for the usual 6-8 week time frame to see visible results. As we all lead busy lives, products that offer instant gratification are the ideal way to look beautiful while saving time.

The line consists of 4 main products:

  1. Flawless ($30) – creates an airbrushed look within 40 seconds to immediately fill in fine lines and create an overall smooth texture so imperfections are “blurred.”
  2. 5 Minute Face Lift ($40) – firms skin and diminishes fine lines within 5 minutes.
  3. 1 Minute Wrinkle Erase Pen ($20) –smoothes under eye texture, forehead lines, and fills in fine lines.
  4. 90 Second Eye Lift ($40) – erases the look of puffiness, crow’s feet, smile creases and tightens slack skin under the eyes, for a rested look that will last up to 8 hours.

DermaSilk products are available for purchase at dermasilkbrands.com.


Kiehl’s Introduces New Men’s Line + Wants to Send you Into Space

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This month, Kiehl’s Since 1851 has launched OIL ELIMINATOR FOR MEN, a new line specifically created to address the main concern of men: oily skin. The Oil Eliminator regimen consists of three products

  • Deep Cleansing Exfoliating Face Wash, $20
  • Refreshing Shine Control Toner, $20
  • 24-Hour Anti-Shine Moisturizer for Men, $27

The products in the line features Aerolite, an advanced material that has been used in space exploration and is the lightest solid material found on Earth. Aerolite has a highly porous structure and large surface area, which allows it to have high sebum absorption capabilities to help mattify skin, and minimizes the visibility of pores..

SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST:

To celebrate the launch of the new line, Kiehl’s wants to send you into outter space….quite literally. Starting no through June 30th, visit www.kiehsinspace.com to enter the ‘Put Some Space On Your Face’ Social Media contest. All you have to do is take a picture of yourself, and hashtag it #SpaceFace. Random winners will be selected to have the opportunity to have their picture sent on a trip to space via a 3D custom astronaut figurine with their face on it.  Once the figurines all land, Kiehl’s will send them out to all the winners (in August) so they can proudly display their space-traveled action figures.

Interesting in sending your face on an intergalactic experience? Enter now.

 

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Upcoming Product Launches from Iluminage Beauty

Recently, I attended a press preview event for Iluminage Beauty, Inc, a luxury beauty company that makes high-performance, professional-grade products accessible to the public so users can enjoy professional results at-home, and at an affordable cost.

The company is best known for its Skin Rejuvenating Pillowcase With Copper Oxide ($60), which aims to fight the signs of aging while you sleep as it infuses copper ions into the skin to fight wrinkles.

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The at-home skin care solutions company also has a new skincare system, iluminage Youth Cell Skincare, which features a serum, eye cream, day cream with spf and a cleanser (prices range from $25-$95). The products contain advanced anti-aging ingredients to boost natural skin renewal and reduce the visible signs of aging.

This summer, iluminage will be launching its new Skin Smoothing Laser ($595), the first at-home laser device FDA-cleared to reduce fine line and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. In clinical trials 95% of the users experienced significant improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in 12 weeks.

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Another new product the company is launching this summer is an at-home professional hair removal tool called its iluminage TOUCH ($455), which has been clinically proven to be effective in permanent hair reduction on all skin tones.

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To learn more about iluminage click here. (more…)


Product Review: Pura Botanica Natural Soap Bar

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If you’re like me and suffer for skin irritations such as eczema, you’re always on the lookout for gentle products that won’t cause any kind of skin discomfort, especially when it comes to showering. This is why I’m excited to have discovered Pura Botania’s All Natural Cleansing Bars, which are made with organic ingredients and essential oils. The soap bars lather nicely and rinse off cleanly, leaving behind baby soft skin.
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My favorite so far is the Chai Vanilla soap bar, which uses finely ground vanilla beans to gently exfoliate the skin, while botanical ingredients nourishes and leaves behind the sweet aromas of vanilla and chai.
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What I like most about the ingredients in the bar, is that I can actually pronounce everything on the label.
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The Natural Cleansing Bars retail for $7.00 on puraproducts.com.


Giveaway: Skin Authority’s VitaD Fortified Topical Elixir & Age Defying Moisturizer SPF18

skin authorityYesterday, I told you about VitaD Fortified Topical Elixir and Age Defying Moisturizer SPF18. Click here to read my full review on the two products. Today, I’m giving readers the chance to win the amazing duo, which retails for a combined $119.

***This contest is closed. The winner will be announced shortly.***

Here are the rules to enter:

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Each comment counts as an entry. The winner will be chosen using random.org. For example if the number 4 is selected and your comment is the 4th one down, you will be the winner, so multiple comments increase your

Rules: This giveaway is open to residents of the US only. You must be 18+ to enter. One winner will be chosen at random on May 16, 2014. All entries must be received by May 15th 11:59pm EST.

*Please do not post the same comment 2x. Some comments end up in the que if there are a lot of links associated with it, and I will do my best to approve them in a timely manner.


Get Gorgeous Skin this Summer with Skin Authority

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skin authorityNow that summer is approaching, it’s critical to adjust your skin care routine. Warmer and longer days mean it’s time to add products that are oil-free, nourishing and most importantly, offer protection against the sun’s harmful rays. Prestige skin care line Skin Authority has two great products that aim to reverse the damage done by the harsh winter weather, and keep your skin glowing throughout the summer months.

VitaD Fortified Topical Elixir

This topical elixir is formulated with vitamins D2, D3, A, E, and K, as well as a powerful oligopeptide, which work together to nourish, firm and brighten the skin’s appearance. The oil-free elixir also feature’s Skin Authority’s Dry Finish Technology™.

The consistency of the formula is very lightweight. It was very easy to incorporate the elixir into my morning routine since it dries very quickly, allowing me to move on to the next step of my skin care regimen, without the usual fanning of my face or waiting for it to air-dry, which I usually experience with other morning serums. It also gives my skin a very nice glow.

Age Defying Moisturizer SPF18

Following the elixir, I’ve been using Skin Authority’s Age Defying Moisturizer SPF18, which I absolutely adore. This is a multi-benefit product as it moisturizes, contains SPF, stimulates collagen production and calms skin irritation. It’s also packed with a cocktail of antioxidants, vitamins, and fatty acids which aim to slow down the signs of aging. It’s been very hard for me to find a moisturizer that contains a decent amount of spf, and doesn’t go on chalky and leave me with a ghost face. This moisturizer melts seamlessly into the skin without leaving behind any white residue.

The VitaD Fortified Topical Elixir retails for $59.00 and the Age Defying Moisturizer SPF18 is $60. Visit Skin Authority’s website to learn more about the products and check back tomorrow to learn how you can win both products right here on the blog.


Ashley Judd and Anthony Mackie Announce Kiehl’s Partnership

Photo credit: Alexandra Wyman for Invision

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Actors Ashley Judd and Anthony Mackie have teamed up with Kiehl’s Since 1851 to design a Limited Edition Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque series in honor of Earth Day. Made with fairly-traded Amazonian White Clay from the Marajo Island, the mask aims to detoxify skin and minimize the appearance of pores. The design of the packaging features Earth-inspired images, and depicts Judd’s and Mackie’s vision of social responsibility.

100% of net profits up to $50,000 from the campaign will benefit Recycle Across America™, a nonprofit that will use the funds to create 65,000 standardized recycling labels to offer to select K-12 schools in the United States.

“We started working with Recycle Across America in 2012 and have continued with them since,” said Chris Salgardo, President, Kiehl’s USA. “Their mission to introduce solutions that make recycling more simple, comprehensive and effective in the United States is perfectly aligned with our Recycle & Be Rewarded program.”

The mask retails for about $23.00 for 5.0 fl. Oz. / 45g.

 Photo credit: Alexandra Wyman for Invision


Photo credit: Alexandra Wyman for Invision

 


Dessert For Your Face: Lush’s Cupcake Fresh Face Mask

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The mask must be kept in the fridge

The mask must be kept in the fridge

During Fashion Week I attended Lulus.com Style Studio where I received a sample of a Fresh Face Mask from Lush in Cupcake, a decadent chocolate at-home facial.

What’s in it: The face mask includes coco powder to calm redness, Rhassoul mud to deeply cleanse, and balancing spearmint and sandalwood oils to soften skin.

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How it smells: It radiates a supper yummy chocolaty, minty heaven scent.

How to use: Apply a generous layer and leave on for 5-10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

Results: The mask must be kept refrigerated, so it felt soothing to apply the cool mask on my skin after a long, stressful day. The product was easy to apply and removed easily when it was time to take it off, without leaving behind any residue. My skin smelt soft and the sweet aroma lingered.

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Price: $6.95 for 2.1oz; in shops only


Tracy Anderson/Bioelements.com Q&A

Fitness Expert Tracy Anderson
Fitness Expert Tracy Anderson

Fitness Expert Tracy Anderson

Professional skincare line Bioelements has partnered with fitness expert Tracy Anderson to bring health and wellness from body to skin and beyond. Anderson has teamed up with Bioelemets because the company features “products that incorporate natural ingredients with the best of science and have a certain quality standard,” she stated in a recent interview. Below are some excerpts from the interview:

  1. You’ve always stressed that food plays an integral part in transforming and maintaining your body – do you think it plays a part in how your skin looks and feels as well? “Yes, absolutely! You are how you eat. You are how you move. You are how you care for yourself. What occurs on your skin is aligned with how you treat your health and what you put on your skin. The routine requires consistency and care just like anything else.”
  2. What other daily habits do you feel contribute to healthy skin? “Drinking water, not eating gluten, circulation which exercise is vital for, positive thoughts, managing stress well.”
  3. You’ve transformed bodies all over the world with your approach to fitness, but are there any tips you’ve picked up from your clients that have contributed to your wellness – skin care or otherwise? “Lean into your own beauty. Stop trying to look like other people. Lines like Bioelements are vast and researched enough so that you can have that valuable custom approach. Lean into that and give the products time to work with you. People are so willing to lose focus if they don’t change the second they put something on their body. The body doesn’t work that way and your beauty can’t shine under a constant state of self-criticism.”
  4. You’ve always stressed that food plays an integral part in transforming and maintaining your body – do you think it plays a part in how your skin looks and feels as well? “Yes, absolutely! You are how you eat. You are how you move. You are how you care for yourself. What occurs on your skin is aligned with how you treat your health and what you put on your skin. The routine requires consistency and care just like anything else.”

Let’s Eat Cake

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Sugar Scrub, $16.50

Okay, so the tittle may be a little misleading. Cake has tons of calories, so what better way to indulge our sweet tooth than with decant cake-inspired beauty products. Here are some sweet options you can’t eat, but once you inhale the scents, you may end up running to your nearest bakery.

Cupcake Couture Dreamy Pink Frosting, $14.00

Cupcake Couture Dreamy Pink Frosting, $14.00

philosophy Birthday Girl™ Set, $20.00

philosophy Birthday Girl™ Set, $20.00

Tokyo Milk Let Them Eat Cake No. 11 Parfum, $30.00

Tokyo Milk Let Them Eat Cake No. 11 Parfum, $30.00

Buttercream Cupcake Sugar Scrub, $16.50

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Sugar Scrub, $16.50

Red Velvet Cupcake Lip Balm, $3.50

Red Velvet Cupcake Lip Balm, $3.50