Archive: $26.00 – $50.00

My Winter Skincare Must Have

It has been in the 20′s here in Portland and besides forgetting what my toes feel like my skin has taken a cold weather beating.  I  practically bathed my skin in  First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream before bed last night and this morning my skin rivals my babies bottom! My hands that felt leathery and close to cracking  are soft and smooth again and the rest of my skin feels wonderfully hydrated and smooth.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

What it is:
An over-the-counter, super-emollient cream with a spectacular whipped, non-greasy texture.

What it does:
This Ultra Repair Cream is a thick, rich, emollient product that hydrates deep down with exceptional penetration. This cream is for anyone with severely dry, scaly skin due to harsh winter weather, aggressive cosmetic treatments, or any of the following conditions: atopic dermatitis, irritant eczema, allergic eczema, and keratosis pilaris. With the help of colloidal oatmeal, shea butter, soothing eucalyptus oil, and ceramides, Ultra Repair Cream provides immediate relief and visible improvement for distressed skin. The FAB Antioxidant Booster defends skin from free radical damage and the cream deeply hydrates with exceptional penetration, providing immediate relief and visible improvement. The cream is immediately absorbed into the skin and can be used all over the body and on the face.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Synthetic Dyes
- Phthalates
- GMOs
- Triclosan

What else you need to know:
Safe for even the most sensitive skin. Petroleum-free. It contains Colloidal Oatmeal, the only FDA-approved, OTC ingredient for eczema. It’s allergy-tested, dermatologist-recommended, and contains FAB Antioxidant Booster to combat free radicals.

Research results:
- An immediate improvement in skin hydration of 169%.
- After 2 weeks, improvement in skin hydration of 38%.
- 79% preferred Ultra Repair Cream over other products.
- 98% noted instant relief from dry skin.
- 100% reported a lasting improvement in skin dryness.

$15-$39

Retinol Q&A with Dr. Ranella Hirsch

When it comes to fine lines and aging, dermatologists agree that Retinol is one of the most effective ingredients on the market. Here, Dr. Ranella Hirsch, noted Boston dermatologist, fills us in on Retinols.
Question: How long does it generally take to see results from a Retinol product?
Dr. Hirsch: Every person is different but typically we advise that patients give a minimum of 8-12 weeks before deciding if something is not working. Vitamin A derivatives, of which Retinol is an example, are designed to be long-term solutions. The longer you use it, the better, so the imperative is to stick with the regimen and give it a chance to work.

Question: As a dermatologist, what is the number one reason patients don’t stick with their Retinol regimen?
Dr. Hirsch: Irritation. Unlike many other creams used for the skin, e.g. moisturizers which are best “slathered on,” the skin is extremely capable of absorbing Vitamin A products and thus needs only a very little bit applied. A tendency to utilize too much is often what results in irritation. A little bit used over time yields the best outcomes.

Question: What are the benefits of using a Retinol product that also contains hyaluronic acid?
Dr. Hirsch: Hyaluronic acid is a humectant, or a product that attracts water to the skin. Its effects allow for rapid improvement (albeit shorter lasting) in the appearance of fine lines, especially around the eyes where skin is very thin. It is a great ingredient to seek out when you want to improve the appearance around the eye rapidly.

LiftActiv Retinol HA
SPF 18 Total Anti-Wrinkle Intervention

Vichy Laboratoires’ revolutionary LiftActiv Retinol HA total wrinkle care uniquely combines Retinol, capturing its well-established anti-wrinkle action with hyaluronic acid’s potent cell volumizing effects. This powerhouse delivers both long-term benefits to the appearance of fine lines and offers rapid improvement that clinical studies detail as smoother, more rejuvenated skin from day four of use.

$46.00

New! Benefit Bella Bamba

I cannot wait to try this! Heading over to Macy’s this morning to check it out.

Benefit bella bamba

a 3D brightening pink face powder

Amplify cheekbones and create the illusion of sculpted features with this 3D watermelon blush. Laced with shimmering gold undertones, bella bamba is taking eye popping pretty to the third dimension…you’ll never use traditional blush again!

$28.00


MAC Cosmetics “Cham Pale” New Years Collection!

“The ultimate luxury when only the finest will do for the New Year: a cuvée collection that’s cause for celebration…a Champagne smash, colour and skincare shimmering with all the bubbly optimism & golden glow of the best that’s yet to be.” -MAC Cosmetics

I love the pale colors of the new MAC collections, Can’t wait to check out the caviar dreams eye palette.

Flustered Frosted, pale bronze (Frost)
Quiet, Please Sheer frosty pale beige (Lustre)
Tanarama Soft pale golden beige with gold metallic shimmer (Frost)
Gel Sheer pale gold (Frost)

Lipgelees
Bubble Lounge Sparkly pink peach
Straight to the Head Sparkly brown bronze
Sin-tillation Sparkly pale icy pink
Luxure Off-white with pink pearl

Paint Pot
Vintage Selection Frosted mid-tone peach
Dangerous Cuvee Frosted cool grey
Let Me Pop Frosted light copper
Chilled on Ice Frosted white gold


Caviar Dreams Eyeshadow Quad
Brule Soft muted creamy beige (Satin)
Et Tu, Bouquet? Frosted pale pink gold (Frost)
Caviar Dreams Mid-tone frosted pewter (Frost)
Retrospeck Beached blonde (Lustre)

Chromagraphic Pencil
NC15/NW20 Flesh tone NC15/NW20 shade
NW25/NC30 Flesh tone NW25/NC30 shade
Eye Kohl
I Get No Kick Metallic nude
Kohl Power
Feline Black


Complete Comfort Creme
Tinted Lip Conditioner SPF 15 Lavender in Calm Mode Light neutral beige
Fix+ Lavender
Lip Conditioner SPF 15 Lavender