Showing posts with label Skin Care. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Skin Care. Show all posts

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Skincare Prep: Glenn Close at 91st Academy Awards

Glenn Close at the 2019 Oscars.
(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
This Academy Awards have officially started and there is no denying how excited many are, for perhaps the most anticipated awards event of the year which recognizes and honors only the best in film. There is no denying that Glenn Close is one of the best actresses there is. As much as I loved her in Fatal Attraction, she did an excellent job playing Cruella de Vil. She's just one of the most accessible actresses to exist, which is why I am not surprised she's nominated for her role in the movie "The Wife" as Joan Castleman.

As the beautiful starlet shined on the red carpet in a gorgeous gold gown covered in four million hand-sewn Swarovski crystals and weighing over 40 pounds alone, courtesy of Carolina Herrera, Close's face glowed just as much courtesy of the Kai Pritchard. 

For this particular look, the celebrity makeup artist prepped the Academy Award nominee's face with the Retrouvé Dynamic Nourishing Face Cream.

"Her skin is dry and it was like a moisture surge to her skin. It also has a little grab to it that helps the makeup adhere to the skin—perfect for tonight," Pritchard shared.

Then, he applied the Retrouvé Nutrient Face Serum all over the eye and t-zone area, which works to smooth any textural issues and create a flawless finish.

"For hair and makeup, Close let her hair and makeup team have free reign today. Glenn was totally relaxed. We listened to classical music. It was a peaceful, lovely experience for everyone. She looked great and felt great when she left to walk the red carpet," Pritchard added.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

JeNu Active-Youth Skincare System

When I first heard about a new skincare device that used next-generation, ultrasound technology, I guess you could say that I was ultimately intrigued by the concept. I never heard of any other beauty brand to use this type of technology. Recently, I had the opportunity to try JeNu Active-Youth Skincare System. What did I think?

Week 1

When I first opened the box, I was a little confused until I read the instructions. I discovered how simple this system actually is. This system includes: a professional quality ultrasound wand, a wall charger, a countertop charger, JeNu's Active-Youth Eye Treatment, and JeNu's Active-Youth Lip Serum. The serums both use advanced microsphere technology, which is ultimately appealing.

When you do your eyes, you are suppose to apply the serum directly onto the wand and use it for about one minute before applying your eye cream. When you do your lips, you simply follow the same method. You apply it directly onto the wand and massage your lips for about a minute. You can repeat as desired.

When I first used this product, I knew that the wand was turned on, but could not feel it instantaneously. Then, I noticed that I could feel a little bit of pulsating movement when I would move the wand to different areas. For the first week, I did both the eyes and the lips once a day. I noticed results after 5 uses and continued to see dramatic results after 7 days.

Week 2

After 14 days, I noticed dramatic results. The type of results where I didn't even have to wear makeup and every time I would go out to dinner, I was always getting asked to see ID when asking for a glass of Moscato.

As I am looking in the mirror, I notice that my eyes look brighter and tighter. No bags or dark circles. They look the same as they did when I was 17. I notice that my lips not only feel smoother, but look it too. I also notice that my lips look fuller, as well. After a week of using this device, the results were evidently clear - it really works.

Week 3

When reading the ingredients, I was quite surprised to know that JeNu's products are paraben-free, sulfate-free, and GMO-free. They also do not contain any triclosans or phthalates. The eye treatment and the lip serum are infused with various oils, which is quite impressive.

As I look in the mirror today, I notice that my lips look a lot healthier than they did before using this device. I notice they do not feel nor look dry, which I love. I have endured the dreaded dry lip from time to time, however; that all went away after using the JeNu Active Youth Skincare System.

My eyes really don't need any treatment today. Heck, I am not seeing any reason to continue treating them everyday since I have used this device. I decided to stop using the system on my eyes with the eye treatment everyday and just using the treatment about twice a week for re-touch maintenance. I think my primary focus is on my lips for now which I do sporadically.

Week 4

I started using this device with other eye products, especially eye serums and I am noticing that this device does, in fact, increase the effectiveness of the product. The maintenance is fantastic, yes but using this device with other products is too. So, even if you don't use their products it works well with your favorite go-to holy grails.


After contemplating and debating whether or not I should use this product on my actual face instead of just those two areas, I decided to cave in and give it a try. Rest assured, it was a great decision. This amazing system also works on your face too. Can you believe it?

Verdict - This amazing skincare system really works. It really delivers more active ingredients into your skin than if you were to use just one standard beauty essential. The effects are intense and long-lasting. Whether you are looking for a little pick-me-up or simply looking for that extra lift, this system will work wonders for you. I definitely recommend this device to anyone who wants to both look and feel better.

The JeNu Active-Youth Skincare System is available at JeNu or your nearest JeNu retailer for $249. Would I use this product again? Absolutely. In fact, I just used it on my eyes, lips, and face about 20 minutes ago. Would I recommend it to a friend? Most definitely.

For more information about this product, please visit JeNu today.
 

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Skin+Pharmacy Advanced Skin Therapy Healing Gel

Skin+Pharmacy Advanced Anti-Aging Dual
Action Moisture Boost Gel.
Skin+Pharmacy is one of the most underrated beauty brands you will discover this year. Offering an array of skin care essentials that work to restore and repair your skin, Skin+Pharmacy is exclusively available at CVS. Recently, I had the opportunity to try Skin+Pharmacy's Advanced Skin Therapy Healing Gel.

The texture is outstanding, as this amazing Skin+Pharmacy essential has a very creamy gel-like texture more so than an oil, serum, cream or lotion. Using special Hydropore+ technology this product works amazingly to hydrate the most dehydrated skin without irritating it. The hydration is virtually instantaneous.

When it comes to fine lines and wrinkles, this fantastic face gel will help reduce them. It will also work to nourish the skin and provide your skin with an amazing balance that will not irritate nor disrupt your skin's natural acid mantle. Possessing an unique advanced mineral complex blend, you can use this product alone or pair it with your favorite moisturizer.

The gel-like texture allows this product to be used as a foundation primer. In fact, this product works as one of the best foundation primers you will use, especially if you suffer from dry skin and are looking for an outstanding base that will not dry up, flake nor fade throughout the day. If you are looking for the perfect lip moisturizer that also works to lock in your favorite lip product, this Skin+Pharmacy gem will do just that. This anti-aging add-on will prevent your lipstick from feathering.

This product also works amazing when used all over the body. You can use this on your neck, your breasts, your chest, your arms, your legs, your butt - everywhere. This product also works as a workout enhancer and a targeted treatment. If you wear a waist trainer, this product will become your best friend. As this amazing Skin+Pharmacy works as a natural thermogenic to increase circulation and promote sweating during your workout, it stimulates sweat glands.

Spring is near and before you know it, Summer will magically appear. What better way to embrace the season than with a tan so luminous, it will literally look like the sun decided to jump down and kiss your skin. Add a little bit of your favorite self tanning product to this gel-like gem and your skin will look and feel ultimately amazing. This product also works to heal both sun and wind burned skin too.

Although this product is not 100% natural, it is effective when used alone or combined with your favorite moisturizer. And although it contains fragrance, it is fragrance-free and has no scent to it which one can really appreciate.

You can grab the Skin+Pharmacy Advanced Skin Therapy Healing Gel at CVS for $19.99. Would I use this product again? Yes. Would I recommend this product to a friend? Yes. Would I recommend this product to you? Absolutely. For more information about this amazing anti-aging addition visit CVS today.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Darphin STIMULSKIN PLUS Multi-Corrective Divine Cream

Darphin is luxury skin care at it's finest. Created to mimic the results of Pierre Darphin's effectual deep massage, this cream works to correct every aspect of anti-aging such as lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and dehydration. Recently, I had the opportunity to try the Darphin STIMULSKIN PLUS Multi-Corrective Divine Cream. So, what did I think?

PROS

This cream works to not only correct your skin's tribulations, but repair and prevent them, as well. Whether you suffer from fine lines or deep wrinkles or even uneven skin tone or just need some hydration, this product works wonders. 

The texture of this face cream is unbelievable. It reminds me of a thick serum almost. I also enjoy the fragrance because it's modestly subtle. In fact, it is so light, it isn't overpowering in any way. Nothing is more revolting than a face product that smells like perfume.

You know when you apply a face cream and you think it's great...then all of the sudden, you notice this weird, white film appearing out of no where? And you wonder "did my moisturizer just dry out on my face?" Well, guess what? This moisturizer does not do that. I absolutely love this moisturizer because it does not dry out and create an awkward film on your face. In fact, it sinks into your skin like a second skin and as a result, keeps your skin incredibly hydrated.

This moisturizer is perfect for anyone with normal, combination dry, dry, or excessively dry skin. So, whether you have normal-to-dry or combination dry or even just dry skin, you will benefit from this product.

Darphin does NOT test on animals, as they are strongly committed to the value of life. 

CONS

Darphin's moisturizer uses a variety of ingredients such as Sea Emerald and Samphire extract, along with an unique peptide blend of ingredients. If you are allergic or suffer a reaction from these ingredients, then I do not think you will be interested in this product.

If your skin is incredibly oily or oily skin in general, I do not think you would benefit by using this face cream.

This face moisturizer is almost $300. In fact, it is $295. If you are not willing to spend this amount of money, then you will not be interested in this amazing Darphin addition. 

Darphin's STIMULSKIN PLUS Multi-Corrective Divine Cream can be purchased at Darphin or your nearest Darphin retailer for $295. Would I use this product again? Absolutely. In fact, I just used it like a second ago. Would I recommend this product to a friend or family member? Yes, but only if they are willing to spend $295 on a face cream. For more information about this product, please visit Darphin today.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Winter skincare tips courtesy of Le Couvent des Minimes

Made from the highest quality botanticals and blended according to time-honored traditions, Le Couvent des Minimes Loving Care Collection is the perfect addition to a Winter skin care regimen. Ideal for every skin type under the sun, the collection will hydrate, hedge and heal your skin, leaving it radiant and smooth. So, how can Le Couvent des Minimes help your skin this Winter season?

Do you have sensitive skin? If so, you may be interested in the Face Cream for Sensitive Skin. As it works to hydrate and protect your skin, it soothes the skin. Infused with grape seed oil, mallow extract, calendula extract and rose flower water this moisturizer works to correct, prevent and even repair dry skin as well as, nourish it. For only $18, this is ideal for sensitive skin.

Micellar water has an array of uses. Not only does it work to remove makeup, it works to gently cleanse the face and eye area too. It also works to refresh your skin and even set your makeup. Suitable for every skin type, Le Couvent des Minimes' 3-in-1 Micellar Water is infused with cornflower water along with mallow extract which work to refresh, tone and hydrate the skin. Available for $19, this amazing addition will meet all of your skin health needs.

Do you have dry skin? Perhaps you may find the Loving Care Body Balm Lotion for Dry Skin appealing. Made with homemade Galen's wax, this hypoallergenic formula works to hydrate and nourish dry skin. Infused with calendula and mallow extract, this moisturizer works to comfort and correct cutaneous dryness. For under $40, this lotion also works to repair the skin instantaneously.

It is so important to exfoliate the skin, as this will renew the skin and leave it so soft and smooth as a result. The Scrub for Dry Skin is not only a new addition to the Le Couvent des Minimes brand, but one of the most popular essentials from the Loving Care collection. This rich and very cream formula is the perfect solution to Winter dry skin. For under $30, this natural formula will gently exfoliate your skin leaving it incredibly soft.

Do you have very dry skin? The Loving Care Body Balm Cream for Very Dry Skin is the perfect essential for you. Made with the in-house Galen's wax along with an epic fusion of calendula and mallow extract, this amazing hypoallergenic formula relieves, repairs and even corrects dry skin. It also works to protect and repair the skin, leaving it soft and supple. This very dry formula is available at Le Couvent des Minimes for $32.

Our skin is the product of our environment and when it is cold, our skin tends to get very dry. As a result our lips are affected. One of the best solutions this Winter is Le Couvent des Minimes' Lip Balm for Dry Lips. Infused with beeswax and shea butter, this is the perfect product for your pout. For under $10, this rich formula works to correct, prevent, repair and even sooth your lips.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

La Mer introduces Micellar water

The Micellar water
by La Mer
Look around you. What do you see? Do you see inspiration? The land down under, at the bottom of the sea is the infinite influence and inspiration to the La Mer brand. As La Mer reveals its strong passion in a pure yet precious and potent way, it delivers a true essence.
The cleansing Micellar water is incredibly light and lively. As it works cleanse and clarify the skin, it delivers instantaneous hydration that is both refreshing and long-lasting. Great for removing makeup and for restoring your skin's natural acid mantle.

Inspired by the knowledge of water, La Mer uses the power of its explicated waters to produce the Micellar water. So, if you do not have access to water around you, you will still have this product. Epitomizing the supreme ability to supercharge the skin, this sea mineral infused essence works to refresh, restore, and repair your skin.

The Cleansing Micellar Water will be available this month at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys New York, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, and on the official La Mer site.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Say goodbye to acne with the Offects TE-Pads Acne Pore Treatment

The Offects TE-Pads Acne Pore Treatment
by ZO Skin Health.
As we Spring into Summer for the month of June, we celebrate acne awareness month. Acne is quite possibly the most common problematic skin issue, effecting over three million people alone every year in the United States. Although acne finds a way to reach teenagers and young adults, anyone at any age can be affected. And whether you have oily, dry, and even combination skin, you can still find yourself getting exposed to this conventional cutaneous condition.

So, what is acne? It's simple, acne is when mammalian skin organs become clogged with both oil and dead skin cells. Most of the time these mammalian skin organs are hair follicles. When these particular areas of the skin are clogged they develop blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples which result in irritation and even scarring. What causes acne? With an array of causes such as DNA damage, oxidative stress and even environmental stressors, according to the NCBI, almost 70% is caused by genetics.

The question remains; however, is there a cure for acne? Although there is not one stand-alone cure, it is always possible that acne can be cured or at least treated effectively. In fact, acne can be managed with the right regimen. A healthy diet is always key along with daily activity. Whether it is going to the gym, engaging in strength training and calisthenics or riding your bike, engaging in cross training and cardio. It is also important to keep yourself happy and motivated, as stress is another cause for acne. And keep yourself hydrated, drinking water and coconut water instead of reaching for those sugar infused sodas that taste good, but do nothing for your health.

Another way you can manage acne is by incorporating the ZO Skin Health's Offects TE-Pads Acne Pore Treatment into your daily skin regimen. As you may or may not be aware, this daily treatment helps target excess oiliness and as a result, helps decrease breakouts on the skin. This ZO Skin Health addition also features textured pads which create a dual action exfoliation. This exfoliation works to remove dead skin cells and prevent clogged pores from forming, the kind of clogged pores that cause acne. Made up of Salicylic Acid 2.0%, this product is infused with a plethora of ingredients such as glycolic acid and a botanical blend of extracts including both barley and sandalwood. As this product is free of parabens and gluten, it works immensely to calm and soothe irritated skin, allowing your skin to heal.

As this ZO Skin Health addition works effectively in treating acne, it also works to prevent future breakouts. If you suffer from acne or know someone who does, they don't have to suffer anymore. The Offects TE-Pads Acne Pore Treatment is available now for $51. You can find this treatment online at ZO Skin Health or through your nearest physician and dermatologist.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Celebrity facialist Tracie Martyn offers 3 tips to look red carpet ready

As A-list stars from across the globe gather together today in the heart of the big apple for the 2016 Met Gala, celebrity facialist and aesthetician as well as, former fashion makeup artist Tracie Martyn has her hands completely full getting them red carpet-ready. In her exquisitely ethereal Fifth Avenue salon located in NYC at 101 Fifth Avenue, Martyn offers her signature and very much trademarked 'Red Carpet Facial' which is dubbed as the haute couture of all treatments.

What makes this facial so amazing? Well, Martyn uses high-performance, anti-aging skin care products that are made with blending organic ingredients and natural cosmeceuticals. As these ingredients are fortified without any parabens, petrochemicals, phthalates, glycols and other synthetics, they work together to create instantaneous results.

For the 2016 Met Gala, this world-renowned facialist and aesthetician offers three tips for those of you who want to look like a star:

When Tracie Martyn and her partner, nutritionist and mastermind Marius Morariu collaborated to create a natural skin care line they wanted to create products to help improve your skin. One of those products is their best-selling Enzyme Exfoliant which works as a mask and exfoliator in one. Packed with brightening, smoothing and pore-minimizing ingredients this hybrid includes everything from pineapple enzymes, alpha-beta hydroxy acids and even kojic acid.

Martyn also recommends using her Amla Purifying Cleanser. Why? Because this cleansing medium contains papaya enzymes, salicylic acid and amla. In case you didn't know, Amla is an Indian Ayurvedic berry that is packed with a plethora of vitamins and antioxidants including Vitamin C. Martyn recommends leaving it on your face and neck for a few minutes. This will brighten your skin, making you look and feel radiant.

So, what is the last tip? Martyn suggests substituting your sugar with Stevia. What you ingest is so important as what you apply. Stevia is a natural sweetener that improves insulin sensitivity by stabilizing blood sugar levels, boosting energy and most importantly your mental state of well being. It's been said that refined sugars create glycation which is known to destroy collagen, including collagen production. Adding Stevia into your life will change your life for the better.

For more information about Tracie Martyn, simply visit the official website today.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Holidays 2015: Clarisonic

Clarisonic is a world-renowned skin care brand that works to reveal healthy skin. As the inventors of the first sonic skin cleansing system in 2004, Clarisonic has evolved into one of the biggest beauty brands in the world. Located in the heart of Redmond, Washington; Clarisonic is recommended by dermatologists, cosmetics surgeons, spas, and prestige boutiques and stores. Gentle enough to use twice a day, this brand offers some of the greatest skin cleansing devices on the planet. So, what are the best Clarisonic essentials for the holidays this year?

SMART Profile Holiday White Gift Set - This amazing Clarisonic gift includes the SMART Profile device, two extra brush heads (the dynamic facial brush head and the turbo massage body brush), a pedi smoothing disc, the pLink charger, a refining skin polish, and a refreshing gel cleanser. This gift also includes the limited-edition Keith Haring Bag. The SMART Profile device costs $265 alone, so aside from the device you are getting all of these other amazing essentials, which makes it a true beauty steal and one of the gifts you can give this holiday season. ($265 at Clarisonic)

Mia 2 Keith Haring "Dance" Skin Cleansing System - Recently artist Keith Haring lent his creatvity to the Clarisonic brand. His designs are quite iconic and featured on the devices which makes them quite unique. This Clarisonic gift includes the limited-edition Mia 2 Keith Haring "Dance" facial cleansing device, replacement sensitive brush head, the pLink charger, and a refreshing gel cleanser. This amazing gift also includes the limited-edition Keith Haring Bag. And like every other device, comes fully equipped with the 2-year warranty. (149 at Sephora)

Mia 2 Keith Haring "Dream" Skin Cleansing System - Keith Haring was an artist and social activist from Pennsylvania who died from AIDS in early 1990. Although he is gone, his art remains forever. Clarisonic has recently shared his designs by including them on some of the devices and on limited-edition device travel bags. Speaking of limited-editions, this gift is really something special. You will receive a Mia 2 in the color "Dream" (a stunning fuchsia-like-purple) along with two sensitive brush heads, a pLink charger, and a sample size cleanser. You will also receive a special edition Keith Haring bag which features his art. ($149 at Clarisonic)

Mia 1 Electric Pink Holiday Set - For the holidays this year, Clarisonic is offering their one-speed wonder in "Electric Pink" for under $100. The best part is you will receive a sensitive brush head, a deep pore brush head, a pLink charger, and a sample size cleanser to complete this gift. Talk about a real beauty steal. If you are searching for the perfect present, you can make any skin care lover's holiday with this one. ($99 at Clarisonic)

Mia 2 Starry Night Gift Set - This amazing Clarisonic addition includes a Mia 2 facial cleansing device in the color 'blue moon', the pLink charger, and a Sonic Radiance skin renewing peel wash. This amazing Clarisonic gift also includes a travel case in the 'blue moon' color. On top of these Clarisonic essentials, you will also receive the Dr. Jart+ BB Night Beauty Balm (travel size), the Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Serum (travel size), and the Boscia Tsubaki Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask (travel size). There is no need to contemplate and debate this purchase, as this is the perfect present for every beauty and skin care lover in your life. ($149 at Sephora)

Brush Head 4-Pack - Do you already own the Clarisonic sonic cleansing skin device? If so, then you just may want to check out their latest limited-edition holiday offerings, the 4-pack. Available in two sets (one for sensitive brush heads and the other for combination brush heads) each pack includes four brush heads. You get four brush heads. If you do the math, you getting four brush heads for the price of three. Whether you are searching for stocking stuffers or a stand-alone gift for someone who is a proud owner of the Clarisonic, this is the one. ($81 at Clarisonic)

Catch up with Clarisonic today. Happy Holidays!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Morgan Ingram's Pure Skin Tasty Edition Face Mask

Morgan Ingram is a beautiful woman from Colorado who recently shared an incredible DIY mask. The mask is really simple, but proves to be effective. All you need is one tablespoon of honey, one tablespoon of cinnamon and one tablespoon of nutmeg. Just three ingredients.

Morgan recommends combining these ingredients together and applying them to your face for about 30 minutes before removing the mask. Morgan has a very interesting way of describing it hence why I am sharing her blog post.

To check out her full blog post and to see the recipe, simply click here now.