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Winter Skin fixes from CosMedix

Winter can be so harsh on our skin I have been blessed to try some samples from the Cosmedix line that are perfect for the cold, dry winter months. This powerhouse trio has whipped my skin back into shape and gone is the winter dullness, my skin looks and feels refreshed!

As the temperatures decrease our skin needs more moisture than ever before. This winter season bring balance to dry, sensitive skin for a healthy radiance and don’t leave home without applying:

· Benefit Clean: Cleanse the skin and remove impurities


I love this face wash the minty tingle leaves my skin feeling super clean and it definitely helps clear up the occasional blemish.

Aromatic Peppermint Essential Oil cools your skin and stimulates circulation, while the L-lactic acid gently exfoliates to clean deep down into the pores. Added moisturizers keep normal to oily skin healthy and glowing.

· Define: Encourage healthy renewal and mild rehydration


A miracle worker just apply Cosmedix define before bed and let it go to work, when you wake up your skin will not only look brighter I am amazed at the improvement in texture.

This light, daily antioxidant moisturizer hydrates the skin while helping to protect it from sun exposure. With an advanced zinc oxide and natural antioxidant formula, Hydrate + provides exceptional UV protection without irritating synthetic chemicals.

A unique blend of gentle acids and 2% AGP Complex, Define is designed to push the activity of the skin to a very dynamic yet well-tolerated level of remodeling. This powerful vitamin A resurfacing treatment exfoliates and remodels the skin’s layers, stimulating collagen and elastin production while mildly hydrating.

· Hydrate+: Shield skin from free radicals and UV stress


A perfect cold weather moisturizer Cosmedix hydrate is so rich and creamy but leaves my face moisturized and not greasy. I love that a SPF is included in hydrate for extra protection!

Dry skin often produces a dull, ashy appearance with a rough texture prone to peeling or flaking. CosMedix helps this condition by re-hydrating and renewing the skin without harsh, cell-stripping chemicals.
Dry, dehydrated skin is often caused by nutritional deficiencies and/or stress that result in poor skin health and excessive epidermal water loss. Additionally, harsh chemical ingredients like sodium lauryl sulfate, alcohol and detergents can strip the skin’s lipid barrier–a moisture-retaining outer layer surrounding skin cells—causing further dehydration and exacerbating this condition. CosMedix helps dry, dehydrated skin with active, moisture-promoting elements and natural ingredients to stimulate cell turnover without further disrupting the delicate lipid barrier.








I recently got a sample of the new Wanted fragrance from Helena Rubinstein and was excited to finally try the Demi Moore inspired fragrance. I really wasn’t sure what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. The first notes was a blend of  fruity-citrus scent that mixed beautifully with the Magnolia. Once I had worn Wanted for awhile the scent mellowed to a perfectly fresh floral that tended more to a clean scent then overtly flowery. 

Definitely a great fresh and sexy scent to wear for your man on Valentine’s Day. Now I just need to get my husband to plan something romantic! ;)


THINK: A captivating fragrance infused with the romance of the season.

WHAT IT IS: A magnetic way to entice him this Valentine’s Day. Passionate, entrancing, seductive and in control—these are the bold qualities that characterize Demi Moore, the inspiration behind the newest fragrance from Helena Rubinstein, All You’ve Ever Wanted. This Valentine’s Day, channel the fantasy of Demi’s modern love story with All You’ve Ever Wanted, a contemporary expression of romance and attraction.

Exclusively for Valentine’s Day, customers will receive a Helena Rubinstein Lash Queen Mascara and All You’ve Ever Wanted fragrance vial in a gorgeous purple clutch with the purchase of a 3.4 oz. All You’ve Ever Wanted fragrance. The Lash Queen Mascara is currently not available anywhere worldwide—this will be U.S. consumers’ only opportunity to try the exclusive mascara.

The intoxicating fragrance of All You’ve Ever Wanted blends an enveloping sensuality of magnolia with carnal iris-cream, magnified by a charismatic touch of cedar extract. The result is an irresistible potion at once feminine and intense.

The exceptional scent is captured in a distinct bottle created by internationally renowned designer Herve van der Straeten. The design channels the enrapturing elegance of the scent into a delicate glass design. The elegant, oval shaped bottle encloses the golden infusion of Wanted beneath a luxurious ring and structured, angular cap.

Celebrate the holiday with a special limited-edition gift from Helena Rubinstein.

WHAT IT COSTS: Any purchase of the Eau de Parfum 3.4oz spray ($80), includes the Valentine’s Day gift with purchase

WHERE TO FIND IT: Exclusive to Macy’s


Chanel To Sell Runway Inspired Temporary Tattoos


Temporary tattoos are no longer just fun for little kids. Chanel has decided to launch Les Trompe L’Oeil de Chanel Temporary Skin Art, a line of temporary tattoos based on designs created by Peter Philips for the Paris Runway Show for Spring 2010.

These intricate designs have proved themselves successful on the runway. From necklaces to bracelets and all the way down to anklets, these tattoos are an interesting way to not-so-permanently brand yourself with the much appreciated Chanel logo. And at $75 for 55 designs, it’s a more affordable way of showing brand loyalty… at least, while it lasts.

And at $75 for 55 different designs, this is a recession-friendly way to wear Chanel this spring.

Tell us: What do you think of this new trend?


NEW from La Roche-Posay‏

La Roche-Posay has launched 2 great new products I was lucky enough to be sent some samples of and I wanted to share them with you!


A great spot treatment, within minutes of application my blemish greatly diminishes in  appearance. Unlike a lot of acne treatments La Roche-Posay’sEffaclar AI is a very lightweight serum I really like how gentle is feels while going on but packs on punch on my blemishes.

NEW La Roche-Posay Effaclar AI Intensive Acne Spot Treatment  to visibly reduce stubborn and inflammatory acne in only three days, while minimizing irritation. This formula takes a unique approach to treat imperfections with the association of two effective ingredients for the first time: Lipo-Hydroxy Acid (LHA), a pro-exfoliating molecule designed to micro-exfoliate the skin and stimulate cell renewal and Benzoyl Peroxide to treat acne in an innovative micronized form.

INNOVATION: Synergistic Combination of Unique Ingredients
· Benzoyl Peroxide, which in its traditional form, can be irritating in high concentrations. Effaclar AI provides Benzoyl Peroxide in an innovative micronized form to release active oxygen and target acne deep in the pores. Effaclar AI contains a 5.5% concentration of Micronized Benzoyl Peroxide which is clinically proven to effectively clear inflammatory acne, while also providing deeper penetration through micronization and minimal irritation.

·Lipo-Hydroxy-Acid (LHA), an exclusive pro-exfoliating molecule to micro-exfoliate the skin and stimulate cell renewal to help even skin tone, including residual skin marking. Developed by La Roche-Posay’s advanced research team, the LHA molecule (lipo-hydroxy-acid) is a lipophilic derivative of salicylic acid that incorporates a fatty chain for improved affinity with the sebum in the epidermis allowing for faster skin regeneration. LHA offers precise, cell-by-cell exfoliation proven to exfoliate six times more the number of corneocytes than salicylic acid.



If you are fighting dark spots then La Roche-Posay Mela-D Serum Anti-Dark Spot Concentrate should be your weapon! In 6-8 weeks of application you can greatly diminish the appearance of dark spots and even some acne scars. Formulated with the highly effective Kojic acid with dedicated use you will see results, while it packs a punch it’s made to work on sensitive skin as well.

NEW La Roche-Posay Mela-D Serum Anti-Dark Spot Concentrate , a revolutionary new formula that visibly corrects dark spots and hyperpigmentation and helps even skin tone. Stemming from dermatological expertise, La Roche-Posay created Mela-D Serum Anti-Dark Spot Concentrate, a highly effective formula that works synergistically by combining three unique ingredients to achieve professional-grade results at home in as little as eight weeks without irritation.


* 0.2% Lipo-Hydroxy-Acid (LHA): A patented breakthrough pro-exfoliating molecule that provides precise cell-by-cell exfoliation to help reduce the size of dark spots.
* 1.0% Kojic Acid: Inhibits the activity of tyrosinase (melanin activating enzyme) in the skin to help reduce the appearance and color intensity of dark spots.
* 5.7% Glycolic Acid: Provides reinforced exfoliation to help reduce the size of dark spots and create a uniform complexion.

The precise keratolytic (exfoliative) action of LHA and the reinforced keratolytic action of Glycolic Acid prepares the skin to allow for even better penetration of the Kojic Acid to attain optimal results. Mela-D Serum Anti-Dark Spot Concentrate is clinically proven to visibly reduce the appearance of dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tone within just two months. In clinical tests, patients experienced 18% reduction in pigmentation, 23% reduction in skin discoloration, and 50% increase in overall skin radiance after only eight weeks of use.

Mela-D Serum Anti-Dark Spot Concentrate is a hydroquinone-free, lightweight, fast-absorbing formula and is non-comedogenic, paraben-free, fragrance-free, dermatologist tested, and safe for sensitive skin.