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Eco-friendly products for Earth Day

While becoming totally eco-friendly takes time and concentrated efforts, the small steps can make a big difference. This Earth Day, help the planet (and yourself) by replacing a few everyday items throughout your home with eco-friendly options.

On your sink: Radius

Plastic may be the easiest material to make toothbrushes from, but the folks at Radius (www.radiustoothbrush.com) care more about being environmentally responsible. Through using recycled material, the Radius Source Toothbrush puts an eco-friendly spin on an everyday hygiene product. Made from recycled materials such as dollar bills, flax fiber or wood, these toothbrushes also last much longer than the average toothbrush.

In your shower: Wembé

Wembé is a handmade, eco-luxe soap from Paraguay. Wembé was created by a mother and son duo from Paraguay who wanted to share the natural ingredients and restorative qualities of the rainforest with people around the world. Wembé uses only the finest natural and organic plants and ingredients to create their exotic blends like mango, avocado, black clay, yerba mate, coconut, white rose and more. For more information, visit www.Wembe.com.

In your cosmetics case: Christopher Drummond Beauty

Fresh, clean, and new: all the characteristics we associate with spring will be reflected in Spring 2010 hypoallergenic makeup trends. Christopher Drummond Beauty’s line of all-natural, vegan, and organic-based products feature pastels and corals which not only beautify you, but the planet too. (www.christopherdrummond.com)

In your closet: Earth Friendly Laundry Detergent

Safe guard your home and improve your indoor air quality with the leader in the development and production of environmentally friendly cleaning supplies, Earth Friendly Products (www.ecos.com) Earth Friendly’s ECOS laundry detergent with a built-in coconut-based softener, is the world’s #1 selling “green” laundry detergent. ECOS is a concentrated liquid laundry detergent that cleans a full laundry load with only 1 ounce and is available in four refreshing scents.

In your kitchen: Earth Friendly Products DuoDish

DuoDish is the first dual cleaning product on the market. The powerful dishwashing gel is strong enough for the dishwasher and gentle enough for your hands. The gel can be used for both hand washing dishes and in the dishwasher to get your plates, bowls, pots and pans squeaky clean; and to boot, it even saves water! (www.ecos.com)

Introducing NEUTROGENA CLINICAL

NEW from Neutrogena – NEUTROGENA CLINICAL™ Skin Care

Arriving in stores next week, and currently available at www.neutrogenaclinical.com, Neutrogena introduces NEUTROGENA CLINICAL™ – a new skin care line inspired by bioelectricity.

What is bioelectricity?

Bioelectricity is the body’s innate electrical signaling system and, as the body ages, diminished bioelectric signals can result in decreased cell-to-cell communication. This decreased communication, in turn, can cause a decrease in collagen production, which leads to visible signs of aging, including wrinkles and sagging skin.

NEUTROGENA CLINICAL™, featuring ion2complex™ technology, works by facilitating optimal cell-to-cell communication at the surface level of the skin to promote healthy collagen levels.

How exactly does ion2complex™ technology work?

NEUTROGENA CLINICAL™ is a two-part skin care system in which a serum, formulated with ion2complex™ technology, is applied and immediately followed by an Activating Moisturizer. The serum contains essential ion-mineral conductors, a proprietary fusion of minerals comprised of zinc-coated copper, which, once activated by the moisturizer, begin to restore positive ion flow. The flow reawakens skin cells in collagen-depleted areas.

Who will benefit most from NEUTROGENA CLINICAL™?

Women with collagen-depleted skin, which is visible as wrinkles and sagging skin, will benefit most from NEUTROGENA CLINICAL™. Within just weeks NEUTROGENA CLINICAL™ works to minimize visible signs of collagen loss to help restore facial definition and smooth wrinkles for a resilient and overall more youthful look.

What can NEUTROGENA CLINICAL™ users expect to see in terms of results?

In a four week clinical trial:

· 100 % of study subjects using the NEUTROGENA CLINICAL™ system saw improvement in lines, firming and elasticity

· 91 % of study subjects using the NEUTROGENA CLINICAL™ Starter System had visible improvements in skin firmness

How many different systems are in the NEUTROGENA CLINICAL™ line?

There are 4 systems. Each comes with an ion2complex™ Gel Serum and a specifically formulated Activating Moisturizer.

NEUTROGENA CLINICAL™ Facial Lifting Wrinkle Treatment SPF 30

· ion2complex™ Gel Serum

· SPF 30 Activating Moisturizer

NEUTROGENA CLINICAL™ Eye Lift Contouring Treatment

· ion2complex™ Gel Serum

· Eye Activating Moisturizer

NEUTROGENA CLINICAL™ Lifting Wrinkle Treatment Starter System – SPF 30 and Eye

· ion2complex™ Gel Serum

· SPF 30 Activating Moisturizer + Eye Activating Moisturizer

NEUTROGENA CLINICAL™ Facial Lifting Wrinkle Treatment Night

· ion2complex™ Gel Serum

· Night Activating Moisturizer

What is the suggested retail price for NEUTROGENA CLINICAL™?

The three NEUTROGENA CLINICAL™ products are available individually for $39.99 or as a starter system for $49.99. The Lifting Wrinkle Treatment Starter System is comprised of an ion2complex™ Gel Serum, an SPF 30 Activating Moisturizer and an Eye Activating Moisturizer.

A MakeHerUp $15 rebate is available from now through April 30, 2010 just click here.


Check out the results after just four weeks of use!

Illamasqua Spring/Summer 2010: Body Electrics

Illamasqua Spring/Summer 2010: Body Electrics

Illamasqua, the UK-based make-up line for your alter ego, introduces its first collection of make-up for the whole body: Body Electrics. Inspired by the power of kinetic energy, the art of movement and the fluidity of the body in motion, this stunning collection is an anthology of creams, powders and dry body oils infused with light, shimmer and shine, designed to highlight and contour the whole body.

The first Illamasqua collection debuting in the U.S. to include exclusive, limited-edition products, Body Electrics has been formulated with hyper-pigmented light-reflecting particles that ignite the skin with intense colors and finishes. Each product in the range has been selected to accentuate the body’s every twist and turn to exquisite perfection, exuding a confidence that’s more than skin deep.

An expressive, avant-garde visual campaign featuring stunning make-up created by Alex Box and fashion styling by Dazed magazine’s Katie Shillingford support the campaign. Shot by leading fashion photographers Warren du Preez and Nick Thronton Jones, the images take on the duo’s “hypervisuality” style based on the manipulation of light. With Body Electrics, Illamasqua harnesses the power of movement and takes body make-up to a whole new level.

The Body Electrics Collection features an assortment of new, limited edition items, as well as exciting best-sellers:

New Gleam Cream ($36) – Light up your soul and release your inner you. Containing iridescent pearlescent pigments, this lightweight cream is suitable for face and body, lifting and highlighting wherever it’s applied. Use on its own or mix with foundation for an immediate skin brightening effect that will illuminate the night. Available in Flex (soft pink iridescent)

New 4-Colour Liquid Metal Palette ($42.50) – Indulge in a myriad of metallic shades and gild your work of art. Each one is amazingly rich and highly pigmented, giving you the power to dazzle and delight at will. Use to adorn eyes, face and body, and apply with fingers or a brush. Now is your time to shine.
Contains Solstice (gold), Enrapture (bronze), Surge (platinum) and Phenomena (silver) in one sleek compact
New Liquid Metal ($26) – Prepare to dazzle with this gloriously rich and highly pigmented metallic cream. Use to adorn eyes, face and body, and apply with fingers or a brush. Release your inhibitions and illuminate your alter ego. Available in two new shades: Surge (Platinum) and Phenomenon (Silver)

New Powdered Metal ($36) – Revel in an intense radiance that no one can ignore. This loose metallic powder can be used on the face and body to create anything from a subtle sheen to an extreme metallic finish. Step into the limelight and demand to be noticed. Available in Thalia (golden tan shimmer).

Powder Eye Shadow ($20) – Create a signature look with one sweeping movement. Silky, vibrant matte color glides onto lids, creating a look as strong or as subtle as you choose. Available in Imagine (electric blue) and Can Can (violet)

Pure Pigment ($24) – Made to be played with. A metallic, high-shine, pure-colour powder that highlights eyes, cheeks and brows. Mix with eye shadow, blusher or use it on its own to intense effect. Bring out your bold side. Available in Furore (beige shimmer) and Static (New! white with iridescent pink and violet flecks)

Sheer Lipgloss ($20) – Be brilliant day or night with this super sexy gloss. Slick on alone for sheer color or layer over lipstick for added depth and dimension. Available in Divine (hot pink)

Bronzer Duo ($30) – Ignite the night a sun-kissed shimmer from two shades of luminous bronzer in one sleek compact. This smooth, even pressed powder can be used on the face and body for an alluring glow. Available in Glint/Burnish (soft luminous peach/golden bronze)

Availability:
The Illamasqua Body Electrics collection will be available at select Sephora locations and on Sephora.com beginning in May 2010.

Gleam Cream, 4-Colour Liquid Metal Palette and Powdered Metal are available for a limited time only.


“Sothys Spring Renewal” contest

Congratulations to our winner, Summer please watch your inbox.

Let’s face it – although Spring has just arrived, the warm weather is more than a few weeks away. And unfortunately, the pale skin trend that has captivated so many Twilight fans is starting to fade. Still, there is no reason why we should wait in vain for the sun to come out. While the cast of MTV’s Jersey Shore may not agree, a healthy year-round glow does not require hours at the tanning salon!

Legendary skin care company Sothys offers a luxurious product line that brings out the warm tones in your skin. The Cellu-Guard® line improves skin tone and firmness even when the weather is most drab. Sothys’ mission in creating their new products was to create a simple approach to year-round healthy color. Let the remarkable results of these tantalizing products speak for themselves.

· Face and Body Self-Tanning Cream: Within a few hours, this non-tinted cream formula gives a natural, sublime and long-lasting tan to the skin. Its velvety texture is enriched with moisturizing ingredients for a supple look and a radiant complexion. The lightweight formula glides smoothly over the skin, ensuring a streak-free application every time. Price: $38 (5 fl. oz.).

· Soins Soleil Cellu-guard Age-defying tinted care: A lotion carefully formulated to protect the skin from aging and to help retain suppleness. A tinted texture gives a sublime tanning effect upon application. Price: $44 (1.7 fl. oz.)

For seamless color, be sure to exfoliate your skin completely before applying a sunless tanner. Before applying, thoroughly rub lotion into your elbows, knees, ankles, and any other extra dry areas to balance out the color. Apply the cream evenly as you would a moisturizer. In just a few hours, you’ll look like you spent the weekend in the tropics, without risking damage to your skin.

About Sothys

In 1946, Sothys was a beauty institute in Paris, where a list of exclusive customers enjoyed fine French products created by Dr. Hotz, a medical biologist. Sothys was acquired by the Mas family in 1966 and by 1970 Sothys had entered the US market under the direction of esthetician Christian Garces. Sothys became an instant hit for estheticians looking for a professional, results- oriented product line. Over two decades later, it continues to be the forerunner in the beauty industry. Much of Sothys’ success is due to its focus on continuous, complementary education to estheticians and therapists. At the Sothys Institute in Miami, and at regional Sothys offices throughout the US, classes are offered, with topics ranging from hands-on body workshops to cosmetic chemistry. For more information, please visit www.sothys-usa.com.

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