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Introducing Antica Farmacista Lavata di Corpo Hand Wash!

I received a sample of this wonderful new product, and I’m absolutely ADDICTED to the scent. I have the Lavata di Corpo Hand Wash in the scenet Ala Moana.  The soap smells so amazing, I want to use it on my body – or wear it as a fragrance! It’s an awesome hand soap, and it comes in a beautiful bottle!

The carefree lure of the tropics play the muse to this bewitching collection…open sea breezes over beds of flowers, tucked-away gardens and their tantalizing scents and secrets…all of these scenes captured in an old-world apothecary bottle, formulated with only the world’s finest essential oils and natural ingredients. Curated to delight and engage the senses – both sight and smell – the upcoming collections from Antica Farmacista takes a page from tropical travel annals and diffuses it for a modern take on a stand-by classic. With Spring and Summer comes renewal, travel, exploration through the senses, and these collections don’t disappoint on any front.

Scent: Ala Moana

Some flowers open up only to the stars. Too delicate to expose themselves to the sun, some flowers blossom only at night and diffuse their lulling enchantments to creatures of the humid Hawaiian nights. This is what Ala Moana strives to achieve, and succeeds. Meaning “path to the sea,” this transporting signature scent is a full-floral experience meant to evoke lush nights on island tropics. Night-blooming jasmine, plumeria, tuberose and gardenia work in symphony to enchant and relax. Invigorating green notes add a crisp complexity that illuminates this luscious scent.

Scent: Lemon, Verbena & Cedar (Limone, Verbena e Cedro)

Secret gardens and their enchantments lend inspiration to this scent. Like the hidden pockets of hidden gardens themselves, these home ambiance diffusers and room sprays diffuse perfumed passages of complex citrus notes that awaken the senses from slumber. It starts with notes of tart lemon, orange and lemongrass mingling with notes of fresh Italian Verbena, follows with subtle ozonic white florals, and finishes with a delicate earthiness built on notes of cedarwood.

Home Ambiance Fragrance
250 ml – $62

Home Ambiance Fragrance
500 ml – $92

Room and Linen Spray
100 ml – $28

Perfume (Ala Moana only)
50 ml – $62

Body Lotion (Ala Moana only)
10 oz – $25

Bath & Shower Wash

(Ala Moana only)
10 oz – $23

Hand Wash (Ala Moana only)
10 oz – $23

Availability

Antica Farmacista Summer 2010 products will be available at anticafarmacista.com, Nordstromm Bergdorf Goodman, Henri Bendel and Takashimaya.

Introducing SK-II!

I was sent a couple samples by the brand SK-II, which to be honest, I had never heard of before. But now that I know who they are – and have tried their products, I’m definitely going to be on the lookout for future products! I tried a couple face masks over the last week or so, and I absolutely LOVED them. They are so wonderful! With the mask on, you can immediately feel the difference! It’s just so relaxing, and calming! My skin thanked me afterwards!

Sun, sand and surf can be harsh on skin, but SK-II has a couple perfect products to help you prep your skin for summertime fun.

The NEW SK-II Facial Treatment UV SPF 25 is the advanced daily moisturizer that helps to shield the skin from everyday exposure of UV rays, while simultaneously pampering the complexion with Pitera, the exclusive ingredient found in all SK-II products, and moisturizers.

UV rays are responsible for more than 80% of premature skin aging. Facial Treatment UV Protection SPF 25 helps to protect the skin against these harmful rays and is essential to any ritual to maintain youthful looking, glowing skin.

Facial Treatment UV Protection SPF 25 is a fresh, lightweight cream that leaves the skin moisturized supple and most importantly, protected.

SK-II Skin Signature Mask is a two-piece stretchable mask with an innovative design to target critical sagging areas. In addition to the line’s key ingredient Pitera, the mask includes Oli-Vityl, the mask contains ingredients that encourage a relaxing, sensory experience, combined with other smoothing moisturizers.

SK-II Facial Treatment Mask is a relaxing, pampering, full facial cloth mask that provides an immediate moisture boosting treatment that brings a radiant and youthful glow tothe skin. It leaves skin feeling supple and smooth.

Everything is available at SAKS Fifth Avenue and on www.skii.com.

($90.00 – $125.00)

Sun, sand and surf can be harsh on skin, but SK-II has a couple perfect products to help you prep your skin for summertime fun.

The NEW SK-II Facial Treatment UV SPF 25 is the advanced daily moisturizer that helps to shield the skin from everyday exposure of UV rays, while simultaneously pampering the complexion with Pitera, the exclusive ingredient found in all SK-II products, and moisturizers.

UV rays are responsible for more than 80% of premature skin aging. Facial Treatment UV Protection SPF 25 helps to protect the skin against these harmful rays and is essential to any ritual to maintain youthful looking, glowing skin.

Facial Treatment UV Protection SPF 25 is a fresh, lightweight cream that leaves the skin moisturized supple and most importantly, protected.

SK-II Skin Signature Mask is a two-piece stretchable mask with an innovative design to target critical sagging areas. In addition to the line’s key ingredient Pitera, the mask includes Oli-Vityl, the mask contains ingredients that encourage a relaxing, sensory experience, combined with other smoothing moisturizers.

SK-II Facial Treatment Mask is a relaxing, pampering, full facial cloth mask that provides an immediate moisture boosting treatment that brings a radiant and youthful glow tothe skin. It leaves skin feeling supple and smooth.

Everything is available at SAKS Fifth Avenue and on www.skii.com.

Today is National Sunscreen Protection Day!

Aside from an unattractive burn, aging skin, sunspots and skin cancer are some of the few, but detrimental results of sun damage! UV rays can add serious risk to your health if continued without protection. On May 27, Celebrate Your Skin and keep it protected. I have been sampling a bunch of sunscreens to find some favorites for summer, I have listed a few of my favorites and a few I am excited to try.

I love JASON Naturals, I’m a fan of their SPF lip balm and can’t wait to try some of the other sun protection products from the Sunbrella line.

JASON Naturals Sunbrellas gives you a family friendly, easy way to stay healthy all Summer long! Blended with all natural ingredients and specialized products for individual needs, JASON Naturals offers you the products needed to Celebrate Sunscreen Day, Your Way!

JASON Natural Products are available at Whole Foods and other health and natural food stores in the United States and Canada, or by visiting www.jason-natural.com.

$4.95-$14.95

This is a great dual action product, the mist feels great on my skin and absorbs completely before I apply my makeup. It does double duty with SPF 8 giving my skin another layer of protection. After being out in the sun, Skindinavia Summer Moisturizer feels amazing on my face it cools it and restores lost moisture.  A must have for the hot summer months.

Skindinavia Summer Moisturizer

The first moisturizer made for Summer.
Light and hydrating. Breathable mist contains a hygroscopic (water attracting) moisturizer that mimics your own skins hydrating elements. Amazing under makeup and for those with oilier t-zones and shine. Over 60% of users claim it is “The best moisturizer I have ever used.”

$39.00

This is a great heavy duty sunblock, if you plan to be active in the sun this is the one for you. It’s sweat and water resistant and will keep you protected while you are out having fun. I love this one for the beach it absorbs quickly and keeps my skin safe for hours even while in the water.

Zia Age-Defying Solar Care Face SPF 30
Ultimate Age-Defying Solar Care Face SPF 30 delivers dual-action sun protection against sun damage and visible aging. UVA and UVB sun filters are blended with soothing nutrients, like Cucumber and Arnica, to defend against photo-aging. This unique oil-free formulation controls surface shine and never feels greasy or sticky. Water and sweat-resistant for even the most active lifestyles.

$17.95

Super lightweight even with reapplication I didn’t get that dreaded sticky sunblock feel on my skin. On top of protecting me from sunburn it also protects me skin from future damage, fabulous!

NEW La Roche-Posay Anthelios 45 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid

Breakthrough Technology Cell-Ox Shield™: a synergistic combination of patented high efficacy sun filters and powerful anti-oxidants to further protect your skin, even at the cellular level*.
Recommended For

* All skin types

Product Information
Ultra light sunscreen fluid for face with breakthrough Cell-Ox Shield™, provides a synergistic combination of patented high efficacy sun filters and powerful anti-oxidants to further protect your skin, even at the cellular level*.

The advanced UV filtering system of Anthelios 45 is a unique association of photostablized sunscreens for broad-spectrum and longer-lasting^ protection, with advanced efficiency against UVA rays. Anthelios 45 also uses a powerful anti-oxidant complex called Senna Alata, a tropical leaf extract known to defend skin cells*.

The fast absorbing, weightless texture leaves skin feeling clean with a silky finish. High UVA and UVB photoprotection for outdoor use.

$27.90

I keep this little treasure in my purse so I am never without sun protection. SleekSkin skinblock is a super light mist that is so easy to apply on the go. It absorbs quickly and my skin is left smooth and ready for the sun. My face tends to get pretty oily in the summer and this formula has helped keep me from breaking out after sun exposure.

SleekSkin skinblock Ultra Light SPF 25

A unique splash-on sun protection that won’t clog pores, Ultra-Lite SPF 25 is formulated with UVA / UVB to prevent further damage, and anti-aging Green Tea and Aloe Extracts to repair and nourish the skin. Ultra-Lite SPF 25 is highly recommended for oily, acne-prone and blemish-prone skin types.

Results: Skin appears healthier, smoother and rejuvenated while fighting harmful free radicals and UV rays.

$49.95

This sunscreen is ridiculous, it feels like buttah on my skin. It comes out as a super fine mist and after it absorbs my skin feels crazy soft. The first time I used Paula’s Choice  I walked around forcing people to feel my super soft skin. My husband laughed until he tried it then he fell in love with it too.  It provides great coverage so you aren’t left with missed spots that burnt. And because it feels so great on your skin their is no fighting my kids or hubby to use it.

Paula’s Choice Ultra-Light Weightless Finish SPF 30 Sunscreen Spray
All Skin Types
50% Off – Product Expiration Date: Oct 2010

# Convenient spray-on application
# High level of broad-spectrum sun protection for those who spend extra time outdoors
# Formulated with effective UVB sunscreens as well as avobenzone for superior UVA protection
# Provides ultra-light hydration and a weightless feel well-suited for normal to very oily skin, on face and body
# Contains potent antioxidants and anti-irritants to boost skin’s environmental defenses
# May be applied to facial skin (spray into hand and apply; do not spray directly on face)
# 100% fragrance-, preservative-, and colorant-free

$7.98


NEW Neutrogena Retinol Line

I just had a chance to check out a sample of the  NEW Neutrogena Retinol Wrinkle Filler and so far so good. I have just been using it a few days and I am starting to see a little plumping of the lines.

My main wrinkle issue is the little laugh lines by my eyes and the Neautrogena Retinol Wrinkle Filler seems to be already be plumping the skin and my laugh lines are less obvious. The Retinol Wrinkle Filler smooths on really easily and absorbs quickly making it an easy addition to my evening routine. I am really exited by the results so far and can’t wait to check out more products from the line.

Most any derm will tell you – if you want to keep your skincare regimen streamlined and simple use sunblock and a Retinol – everyday.

Why Retinol?
Retinol is the most effective non-prescription topical treatment currently available for chronological aging and UV aging

What is Retinol?
Retinol is the purest form of Vitamin A, deemed scientifically superior to other forms of Vitamin A in penetrating the skin

Did you know that Neutrogena Dermatologics, the specialized professional division of Neutrogena, offers a concentrated Retinol line that is exclusive to QVC?
They do! The line is called Retinol NX and on May 20th they are introducing 3 new products. Celebrity dermatologist Dr. Will Kirby, of Dr. 90201, The Doctors and Big Brother, will be hosting the QVC show to launch the new products

NEW products – Available Starting May 20th
Retinol NX Concentrated Retinol Progression Kit – $98.00 / Three .75 oz Individual Treatment Tubes
· Retinol user’s #1 complaint is irritation
· This kit works by preparing the skin for progressively higher levels of Retinol over a period of three months as the level of Stabilized Retinol is increased every 30 days
· In addition to Stabilized Retinol the formula features Pro-Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E which work with skin’s moisture barrier for optimal skin hydration and to even skin tone while also helping to prevent skin from irritation due to loss of moisture

Retinol NX Concentrated Retinol Wrinkle Filler – $79.00 / 1.0 oz. tube
· Concentrated formula specifically developed to fill and smooth wrinkle-prone areas of the skin (eye, mouth and forehead)
· The formula features a proprietary combination of Stabilized Retinol plus Hyaluronic Acid to replenish skin with plumping moisture

Retinol NX Concentrated Retinol Tinted Daily Moisturizer SPF 35 – $65.00 / 1.0 oz. bottle
· Mineral light reflectors refract light away from lines and wrinkles, instantly creating a more even and luminous complexion
· A universally flattering sheer tint provides a touch of natural color
· A tinted version of the Retinol NX Concentrated Retinol Daily Moisturizer SPF 35

Check out this amazing BEFORE & AFTER with Neutrogena Dermatologics Retinol NX
BEFORE

AFTER