Archive: $26.00 – $50.00

Fango Ristorativo

I am in love with Borghese Fango Ristorativo mask, its just what the doctor ordered for my dry winter skin. My skin was starting to feel like leather so I gently buffed it then applied my Fango Ristorativo mask.

The mask is both hydrating and clarifying and it felt incredibly nourishing on my skin. Since working the Fango mask into my skincare routine my face feels like new again. Its clearer and I am not having any issues with dry patches. Love it!

Fango Ristorativo
Restorative Hydrating Mud for Face & Body

A multi-purpose mask that helps nourish and replenish skin with vital marine nutrients and Borghese’s signature Acqua di Vita® Complex. It helps protect against environmental damage while soothing stressed or dehydrated skin with a cooling sensation. Reduces redness as well as inflammation and irritation of the skin. Concentrated minerals and micronutrients replenish and re-mineralize dull, depleted skin. Softens, smoothes and enhances elasticity of the skin for a younger, healthier, more luminous complexion.

What it does
Helps protect against environmental damage, reduces redness and fights against inflammation of the skin.
Acqua di Vita® Complex – to hydrate and energize skin
Tahitian Sea Water – to nourish and replenish the skin with vital marine nutrients
Murumuru Butter – to soften and smooth the skin while enhancing elasticity
Kaolin – to clear and purify pores
How to Use
Apply a thick layer to cleansed face and body. Avoid eyes and mouth. Leave on for 5 – 10 minutes. Wet a sponge or washcloth or rinse with lukewarm water. Use at least once a week or as needed.

$33.50- $64.00

It’s a New Year … Get Into the Nude

Going au natural is more popular than ever, and not just natural ingredients. Muted, natural looking colors can be seen throughout this very New Year from nude platform pumps to “greige” nails and everything in between. This new color palette boasts shades of tan, camel, cement, clay, stone and many other muted tones in between giving the traditional Roy G. Biv a run for its money.

For a simple take on the trend without totally committing to going “greige” try Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Lip Gloss in Juicy Beige. This silky lip gloss offers the treatment benefits of a lip balm plus sheer, shimmering light beige color. If you prefer a more matte looking lip try the Maifanshi Lipstick in Nude Beige.

Koh Gen Do’s Fresh Face Cheek Color in Caramel Bronze is another great product to help you get into the nude. The ultra-fine, natural powder provides just enough pigment for healthy looking bronzed skin—perfect for a winter pick-me-up or a summer sun-kissed glow.

Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Lip Gloss in Juicy Beige ……………..…. SRP $21

Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Lipstick in Nude Beige ………………….. SRP $35

Koh Gen Do Fresh Face Cheek Color in Caramel Bronze ……. SRP $38

Koh Gen Do products are available online at www.kohgendocosmetics or at Barneys New York and Beverly Hills.

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