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Make Father’s Day Stress-Free with Ulta Beauty!

Unsure of what to get Dad for Father’s Day? Well, lucky for you, Ulta Beauty is taking the stress out of finding the right gift for dad! As the largest beauty retailer in the United States, Ulta Beauty has fabulous gift ideas for every man on your list!

Celebrate every special guy in your life by giving him any of these great sets available at Ulta Beauty:

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A great shaving kit to pamper the Dad in your life. The Art of Shaving Mid Size kit has everything he needs from pre-shave oil to shaving cream, brush and after-shave balm, He will love how great this kit works and you will love his soft smooth skin.

The Art of Shaving The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave Unscented Mid-Size Kit, $60 (Ulta.com)
The Art of Shaving Unscented The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave Kit offers the 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave in a smaller size, perfect for gifting and travel as it meets TSA guidelines. Along with the right shaving implement, you are ready to Prepare, Lather up!, Shave and Moisturize. The 4 Elements of The Perfect Shave provides optimal shaving results while helping against ingrown hairs, razor burn, and nicks & cuts.

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I love the Jack Black line its a favorite gift among my brothers, dad and my guy. And this great kit is the perfect size for travel or his gym bad and has all the basics he needs for daily use.

Jack Black PureScience Jet Set Traveler, $25 (Ulta.com)
Take Jack Black on-the-go with the newly updated Jet Set Traveler. Containing three skin essentials with PureScience technology, this set offers a skin care and shaving regimen, free from parabens, sulfates, colorants and synthetic fragrance. Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser, Supreme Cream Triple Cushion Shave Lather and Double-Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20 – all you need, in generous travel sizes, to cleanse, shave, moisturize and protect your skin while you are away from home. Contains TSA approved sizes.The PureScience formula locks in nature’s best – using healing botanicals, vitamins and certified organic ingredients, and formulated without parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrance or colorants. Cruelty-free, vegan and dermatologist tested.

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A great grooming kit this Remington set has a stand that holds the shaver and all the attachments. And it has attachments for everything from nose to body hair, so  he can keep himself groomed and handsome.

Remington Head to Toe Men’s Grooming Kit, $34.99 (Ulta.com)
Remington’s Lithium Power Series Head-To-Toe Men’s Grooming Kit puts all your grooming needs together into a single package. The self-sharpening, surgical steel blades are strong and long-lasting, delivering precision and comfort. The fully washable attachment set, including a vertical body hair trimming attachment, enables you to trim, detail, or shave any unwanted hair. Plus, the rechargeable, lithium battery provides 60 minutes of cordless runtime.

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A great face wash, don’t tell I might be using it too. A gentle glycolic cleanser it helps clear the skin while evening out your skins tone and texture. And with 2 bottles there can be one for both of you. =)

Anthony Glycolic Facial Cleanser Duo, $39 (Ulta.com)
Anthony Glycolic Cleanser Duo features 2 full size Glycolic Cleansers for a value price!Anthony Glycolic Facial Cleanser deep cleans without stripping the skin, exfoliating and controlling breakouts. Glycolic Acid at 4.9% removes surface impurities while calendula, chamomile, and aloe vera nourish and soothe.

 

You can pickup any of these great gifts at your local Ulta store or online and www.ulta.com.

 

 

Disclosure: I was sent complimentary samples for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opionions are my own. 

Skip the tie this year and spoil Dad the gift of Kiehl’s!

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Your guy might not tell you but he wants great skincare products as well. But he needs something created for men and their unique skin and it doesn’t hurt if its a manly looking product that smells good too. Check out the new Kiehl’s 1-2-3 Solution to Men’s Aging Skin. Spoil your Dad or your man this Father’s day.

KIEHL’S 1-2-3 SOLUTION TO MEN’S AGING SKIN
To offer a more advanced and effective solution to men’s anti-aging concerns, Kiehl’s Age Defender collection is a regimen of three heavy-hitting formulations, providing a comprehensive solution to the signs of aging for men, by penetrates their thick and coarse skin surface to reveal a more youthful and resilient appearance. The collection includes:

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Kiehl’s Age Defender Moisturizer has a great lightweight feel and absorbs quickly leaving no residue or greasy feeling.  It works great for day and night to hyrdrate his skin and work to reduce lines and wrinkles. I really love the scent of this mositurizer, its fresh and masculine  and I love how great his face smells and feels when he is using it.

Kiehl’s Age Defender Moisturizer $40
Firming, lifting, anti-wrinkle treatment for men.

This dual-action anti-aging moisturizer is clinically demonstrated to visibly lift and firm skin, while minimizing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Specifically formulated for men’s thicker, coarser skin, our revitalizing treatment gently exfoliates dead skin cells, which allows the formula to effectively penetrate skin’s surface layers and smooth out roughness.

Formulated with Linseed Extract and combined with Caffeine and Soy Protein, this “age defender” helps to significantly improve skin’s elasticity and firmness, while visibly strengthening skin for a more youthful, energized appearance

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This serum smells great and he will love the easy to use design and slick back packaging. I love that this serum works to improve the texture and feel of your skin upon application then keeps working to reduce the signs of aging.

Kiehl’s Age Defender Power Serum $50
Strengthening, visibly lifting, anti-wrinkle treatment for men.

This powerful treatment provides a first line of defense against the effects of aging skin. Formulated with Cypress Extract, our ultra-lightweight “age defender” easily absorbs and helps to visibly firm sagging skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles for a more youthful, resilient appearance.

– Boosts the efficacy of the moisturizer
– Highly concentrated ingredients target specific concerns
– Quick-absorbing formula delivers active ingredients deep into skin
– Benefits increase with prolonged use

 

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I love the Kiehl’s Age Defender Eye Repair so much I might be sneaking it into my medicine cabinet. The cream is thick and rich and feels like heaven when I apply it along my orbital bone and undereye. Its nice and thick and cooling as your apply it but absorbs easily without leaving residue. This is the perfect morning skincare product, the cream cools the eye area and reduces under eye puffiness and fine lines. I may have to keep this one just to see if it works as great at reducing fine lines. All in the name of science!

Kiehl’s Age Defender Eye Repair $30

Lifting, anti-wrinkle, dark circle reducing eye cream for men.

This “age defender” helps to visibly correct aging skin around the eye to firm sagging, reduce the appearance of dark circles and visibly resurface crow’s feet for a smoother, more youthful appearance. Our multi-action formula with Rye Seed Extract helps visibly strengthen skin for a recharged “eye-power” boost!

– Instantly brightens and helps reduce the appearance of dark circles with mineral optical diffusers
– Smoothes and firms men’s more pronounced lines to reduce the appearance of crows feet
– Formulated with Rye Seed Extract to help improve firmness and smoothness of skin so sagging bags appear diminished and the eye area looks lifted

 

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Skip the tie and get the Dad in your life an amazing shaving lotion. The new Kiehl’s Close Shavers Squadron looks like a lotion but becomes a clear gel as he works it into his skin. It creates the perfect protection for a smooth, knick free shave. The  Kukui Nut and Eucalyptus Oil don’t only smell amazing they will leave his skin refreshed and preotected from razo burn.

Kiehl’s Close Shavers Squadron™ Smooth Glider Precision Shave Lotion $16
Precision shave lotion for all skin types.

Formula achieves pre and post shave benefits; protective and hydrating lotion formula melts on contact with skin for a high precision shave and shielding skin from razor burn.

Kukui Nut and Eucalyptus Essential Oil blend protects and refreshes skin.

This no-lather lotion is clear, making it perfect for beard up-keep and touch-ups.

 

 

All these products are avaialble at your nearest Kiehl’s shop or online at www.kiehls.com.

 

Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample to review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Drinakable Sunscreen from Osmosis Skincare

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We have been having some amazing weather breaking sun and heat in the PNW. As the city was starting to cook we decided to hit the beach for a day of fun in the sun. The beach is always deceiving the cool wind can make it feel so amazing and you forget you’re a little piece of meat on the grill. Since we had a long day planned in the sun I figured it was the perfect chance to try out drinkable sunscreen. Yes, drinkable!!

So we set up on the beach I pulled out the bottle and my friends and I all took our shots of sunscreen. At first they thought I was kidding but then I explained it and we all took the appropriate dose.  I wasn’t sure how it would taste, but luckily there is no icky taste its just like drinking water. They have two formulas Tan Enhancing and No Tan Frequency. We all still had pasty winter skin and chose the Tan Enhancing Formula.

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The results it works amazing, if you remember to reapply every 3 hours. My friends reapplied at the 3 hour mark and I was way down the beach exploring caves and swimming holes. (Yes, we swim even though its only 54 °F most days in our ocean). I did end up getting a bit of a burn on my shoulders from my failure to reapply. But the great thing is how well it worked with the right dosing. And even with my failure to reapply instead of missing spots with a spray or lotion and having a super painful burn I had a bit of red on my shoulders. Can’t wait to use this more this summer, and this time I’ll set an alarm to reapply.

 

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Drinkable Option: Osmosis Harmonized Water UV Neutralizer
Described at the world’s 1st drinkable sunscreen, this dietary supplement is available in two formulas (Tan Enhancing and No Tan Enhancing). Physician endorsed, no chemicals, non-toxic, this is simply purified water imprinted with unique, vibrational waves which isolate out the precise frequencies needed to protect you from UV rays. The frequencies that have been imprinted on water will vibrate on your skin in such a way as to cancel approximately 97% of the UVA and UVB rays (similar to broad spectrum SPF 30 products). This results in 3 hours of coverage that can be repeated for extended stays in the sun. These two different UV Waters allow for increased sun exposure (30x more than normal), protect your eyes, do not wash off when swimming and can increase your tanning response.

$30, 3.38 oz from dermstore.com
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample to review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

 


Introducing: Vivant Skincare

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On Monday I just started a daily regime of Vivant Skincare products with a custom designed care routine based on my skins issues and needs. I will be using this for the rest of the month and then will be sharing my before and after shots and my thoughts on the line.

I am hoping the Vivant Skincare line can help clear up some of the sun spots developing on my cheeks. I am a few days in and I have noticed my skin looks clearer and brighter. Stay tuned for the full review!

 

Vivant Skin Care has an interesting history.  Vivant’s co-founder, James Fulton M.D., Ph.D. was the co-developer of Retin-A, developer of Benzoyl Peroxide and many other skin care industry gold standards.  His life’s work was to find a cure for acne. Along the way he made a lot of interesting discoveries not only for the treatment of acne but also for anti-aging and hyperpigmentation.

For nearly 50 years, Vivant® Skin Care has been dedicated to providing potent, medically-proven dermatological therapies. There’s no fluff, just purposeful skin care solutions. Founded in 1990 in California by the late Dr. James E. Fulton, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., co-developer of Retin-A®, and his wife Sara Fulton, Vivant Skin Care is a clinical skin care line rooted in Fulton’s patented vitamin A therapies. The line was inspired by Dr. Fulton’s personal struggle with acne and life-long study of and research in skin care. The resulting 35 + formulations comprise our skin care products designed to treat skin conditions such as acne, hyperpigmentation and aged skin.
Vivant Skin Care’s products successfully treat resistant skin conditions found in ethnic skin types such as hyperpigmentation (melasma) and acne, giving them a natural acceptability rate in the Latin American and Caribbean marketplaces. An estimated 45-50 million women worldwide live with melasma, a condition that presents itself as unattractive brown patches or uneven skin color. The Vivant Skin Care line provides a non-surgical alternative to achieving even and clear skin.