Archive: Skincare

PICS: Kim Kardashian gets a “blood facial”

Kim Kardashian has taken her beauty routine to a whole new level! The reality star went to a crazy extreme to achieve good skin on Sunday’s episode of ‘Kourtney & Kim Take Miami’.

Taking her BFF Jonathan Cheban’s advice, the 32-year-old underwent a “blood facial.”

For the procedure, doctors draw blood from the arm, spin out the platelets, and then re-apply the blood to the skin via tiny needles.

For the out-there procedure, doctors draw blood from the arm, spin out the platelets and then apply the blood onto the via tiny needles. “I love trying anything that makes you look and feel youthful,” the now-pregnant Kim reasoned.

The experience may not have been worth it, however. “Oh my god! I will never get a facelift if it feels like that.” On Sunday, she tweeted a pic from the experience. “Look what @jonathancheban did to me!”

Here’s more from Huff Po:

The made-for-horror movie cosmetic procedure is gaining popularity in the U.S. because it’s an “organic alternative to those that require chemical injections,” according to Dr. Sam Lam, a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon based in Dallas, Texas.

“The patient’s own platelet rich plasma (PRP) is applied to the skin preceded by a laser treatment and followed by a micro-needling process in which the skin is perforated with near microscopic holes,” explains Dr. Lam. “The growth factors in the platelet rich plasma reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while improving the skin’s tone and texture.”

On the latest episode of “Kourtney & Kim Take Miami,” she gives us an up-close view of the vampire facial. With her BFF Jonathan Cheban by her side, Kimmy can’t help but scream out over the agonizing buzzing of the laser: “Oww! That hurts so badly.”

Would you do a vampire facial??

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‘Girls’ actress Allison Williams teams up with Simple Skincare!

How many of you ladies out there watch ‘Girls’? I have to admit I am obsessed with the show. I know it’s a bit out of my age range – the show definitely is for a different generation (girls born in the 90′s, not the 70′s, like me). But that doesn’t mean I enjoy it any less. One thing I will say with 100% certainty, is that I am SO HAPPY that I am NOT a single girl in NYC these days. It looks like hell, to me. Give me my sweats, suburbia, and a gorgeous husband that I love – any day!

Anyway, one of the girls of ‘Girls’ has just signed on with Simple Skincare. The gorgeous Allison Williams helps launch a new skincare line! “As a longtime fan of Simple skincare, I was so excited when they approached me about becoming their brand ambassador,” said Williams. “I love that their products keep my skin healthy-looking, without irritating it, because Simple is made for sensitive skin, like mine.”

I’m excited to share that one of Hollywood’s hottest new IT Girls, actress Allison Williams, is launching her first big beauty deal with Simple today!  Simple is a range of facial skincare products that are perfect even for sensitive skin, and Williams reveals her holistic approach to skincare – plus the new 2013 Simple products that she relies on.

Women can visit the Simple Skincare Facebook page to learn more about Simple, meet the Simple Advisory Board experts, and learn new health and lifestyle tips for caring for skin. They can also view a quirky yet clever webisode about Williams and her skincare journey.

“We are thrilled to partner with Allison Williams on this ad campaign, which highlights the brand’s skincare expertise as well as the new additions to our 2013 product line,” said Rob Candelino, Vice President, Brand Building, Unilever Skincare. “The new products, like all Simple products, contain our purest possible ingredients for natural, healthy looking skin.”

None of the Simple products contain dyes, artificial perfumes or harsh irritants that can upset skin. All Simple products are designed to gently and effectively address sensitive skin needs and are pH balanced, dermatologist tested, non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic.

Williams made her first public appearance as the new face of the brand on February 6 at a New York City red carpet premiere for the documentary MAKERS: Women Who Make America, proudly presented by Simple, which will air on Tuesday, February 26 at 8 p.m. ET on PBS (check your local listings). The documentary shares the brand’s like-minded vision of celebrating women whose authenticity, ideals and pioneering spirit inspire others every day.

NEW Simple Products Now Available:

  • NEW Simple Facial Foaming Cleanser removes impurities and remaining traces of make-up, leaving skin cleansed, refreshed and moisturized.
  • NEW Simple Oil-Balancing Cleansing Facial Wipes help control shine and refresh skin.
  • NEW Simple Eye Make-Up Remover Pads effectively remove make-up, even waterproof mascara without leaving a greasy residue.
  • NEW Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer with SPF 15 helps protect skin from UVA and UVB rays.
  • NEW Simple Radiance Cleansing Facial Wipes cleanse and remove impurities for healthy-looking, radiant skin.

For more information on Simple Skincare, please visit www.SimpleSkincare.com or www.Facebook.com/SimpleSkincare. Visitors to the Facebook page can receive a coupon to try Simple.

Comodynes launches NEW BB Cream!

Who’s that lucky chick with the flawless skin and youthful, healthy glow? Why, it’s you, of course! Now you can simplify your beauty routine, while basking in the glow of a perfect complexion with Comodynes *NEW* Blemish Balm (BB) Cream.

Introducing: BB Color Skin Perfector: 6 in 1, a multi-action BB Cream that combines 6 must-have beauty products into 1.

With just a few simple swipes, Comodynes’ BB Color Skin Perfector conceals imperfections, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and enhances skin’s overall complexion. You’ll boast instantly radiant skin and even tone. Skin is seriously smoother and protected. Now you can be the lucky chick; the envy of women everywhere. How? BB Color Skin Perfector:

  • Moisturizes – Hyaluronic Acid moisturizes the skin in depth, maintaining optimum moisture levels;
  • Anti-Wrinkle – Hazelnut Extract with its triple renewing, regenerating and restructuring action, re-densifies the skin, increasing its elasticity and firmness;
  • Smoothes – Fomes Officinalis extract smoothes the skin’s surface while reducing the size of pores;
  • Anti-Oxidants – Vitamin E inhibits the action of free radicals responsible for premature aging of the skin;
  • Illuminates – its triple combining of illuminating pigments unifies skin tone, covering imperfections and diminishing dark circles;
  • Protects – UVA/UVB filters protect the skin from the harmful effects of solar radiation and prevent the appearance of spots.

Also contains a combination of jojoba, sunflower and mimosa. Paraben- and allergen-free. Oil-free.

Comodynes’ BB Color Skin Perfector: 6 in 1 is available in 2 tones: Medium and Dark, and has a suggested retail price of $26.99 (40 ml), and will be available comodynes.net and, buycomodynes.com and beauty supply stores early 2013.


Burt’s Bees Coconut Foot Creme is heavenly!

Who doesn’t love Burt’s Bees??? Man, I love so many (if not all) of their products. A couple of weeks ago I got my hands on the Tips & Toes Kit below, and I totally fell in love with it. It has EVERYTHING you need to keep your lips, fingers and toes totally healthy this winter! One of my favorite products included is the Coconut Foot Creme. It smells heavenly, and feels even better!

Go nuts for incredibly soft feet.

How it Works

This pampering natural foot cream combines coconut oil, lanolin and vegetable glycerin to revive and rejuvenate even the driest, most neglected feet. There’s also a hint of natural rosemary and peppermint oils to refresh tired feet.

How to Use It

Apply liberally and allow the cream to fully absorb. For a luxurious way to treat your feet, soak feet in warm water for 10-15 minutes and rub gently with a pumice stone. Massage Coconut Foot Creme into feet, paying close attention to heels and calloused skin. Then cover your feet with cotton socks overnight to soothe and seal in moisture.

Featured Ingredient

Coconut Oil — The flesh of the coconut is rich in emollient fat and, when pressed, yields a white, sweetly-scented, super-moisturizing oil, which is a solid at room temperature but easily melts on the skin.

This amazing product can be bought on it’s own – or part of the awesome Tips & Toes Kit. This amazing collection of rich creams and softening butters will do the trick. Seriously softening and happily hydrating. Your fingers and toes will thank you.

• Softens skin with butters and rich creams

Contains:

  • Almond Milk Hand Creme (0.25 oz)
  • Hand Salve (0.3 oz)
  • Thoroughly Therapeutic Honey & Grapeseed Hand Creme (0.75 oz)
  • Coconut Foot Creme (0.75 oz)
  • Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream (0.3 oz)
  • Replenishing Lip Balm (0.15 oz)

AWESOME!!