Archive: Skincare

New Contest! SOTHYS: IMPROVE YOUR WINTER SKIN CONTEST

Congratulations to our winner Jenny!

Contest-

  • There will be 1 winner.
  • Winner will receive Hydroptimale THI3 Light & Comfort Hydrating creams, and a Hydroptimale THI3 Hydrating Mask
  • Enter by leaving your name and email address in the comments!
  • Contest runs Friday, 10/23/09 to Friday, 10/30/09
  • US residents only
  • Please only enter once
  • After the winners have been announced, you will have 48 hours to respond.

Good luck!

As the winter months are upon us, harsh winds and dry air damage your once vibrate and radiant complexion. Everyone strives for healthy and hydrated skin all year round, and Sothys has the solution. Sothys offer the ultimate solution for dried-out skin: Hydroptimale; a third-generation hydration system created to reinforce the skin’s water reservoir.

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Hydroptimale THI3 Light & Comfort Hydrating Creams: Patented Sothys complex Optimizer SC regulates water flow through the skin the Molecular Patch acts as a pseudo-skin. Made of osmolytes encapsulated in algae and vegetable polymers, it assures ultimate and long lasting protection and hydration, at least 8 hours. Filagrinol® complex containing extracts from pollen, wheat germ oil, soybean and olive hydrates, softens and improves the overall function of the skin. Sothys’ Hydroptimale Creams produce instant hydration improvement in the skin by up to 82% after three hours. After continuous use for one month, hydration can be improved by 66%. (Price: $55, 1.7 oz)

o Recommended Usage: Apply morning and night to first reduce external signs of dehydration and increase skin suppleness.

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Hydroptimale THI3 Hydrating Mask: Hydrating Mask offers an instant solution to any type of dehydrated skin, plumping the skin with moisture for a healthy lift and glow by re-balancing the water exchanges within the skin and lessening the tightening sensation associated with dry or dehydrated skin. Beetroot extract balances water movements in and out of the cells to improve their metabolism while plant-based complex Filagrinol retains and optimum moisture in the top layer of the skin with extracts of pollen, soybean oil, olive oil, and wheat germ oil. (Price: $33, 1.7 oz)

o Recommended Usage: Apply after sun exposure, post-laser or microdermabrasion, before or after glycolic or chemical peels, post party or during vacations.

According to Caroline Rushworth, Director of Education for Sothys, “dehydration is one of most prevalent conditions affecting all skin types. It is the first sign and cause of premature aging, therefore, good hydration is imperative for the health and good condition of the skin. Hydroptimale THI3 is a revolutionary multi dimensional hydration program containing patented active ingredients to reestablish optimum moisture levels in all layers of the skin. Once hydration is restored the skin will appear more youthful, the metabolic functions are improved, the skin is radiant and balance achieved.”

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 chairman Bernard Mas decided to add to the beautiful Sothys range and increase its availability. By 1970 Sothys had entered the United States 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 an extremely demanding industry. Much of Sothys’ success is due to its focus on education. Not content to simply sell its products, Sothys offers continuous, complementary education to estheticians and therapists who want to learn not just about the products, but about the industry in general. At the Sothys Institute in Miami, and at regional Sothys offices across the Nation, classes are offered, with topics ranging from hands-on body workshops to cosmetic chemistry. For more information, please visit www.sothys-usa.com.

Keeping Up with Kim: Beauty Must-Haves

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From sexy nude lipstick to solve-it-all-oil — OK!’s Contributing Beauty Editor Kim Kardashian reveals her 5 beauty essentials!

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Sexy Nude Lipstick
This shade is perfect for every skin tone and any occasion; it lasts for hours! Lipstick in Belle de Jour, NARS, $24;
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Luscious Lashes
The hard wax in Anastasia’s mascara adds incredible volume, thickness and curl to lashes. It’s also hypoallergenic.
Lash Lifting Mascara in Black, Anastasia Beverly Hills, $22; sephora.com
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Skin-Saving Concentrate
I love using this concentrate as a primer under my makeup since it keeps my skin feeling silky smooth, and it helps my makeup stay on longer!
The Concentrate, La Mer, $350; Saks Fifth Avenue

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On-The-Go Wipes
I can’t live without my wipes, which are gentle and effectively remove all makeup.
Daily Facials Express Wet Cleansing Cloths,Olay, $5; drugstores

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Solve-It-All Oil
This oil prevents wrinkles around my eyes as well as stretch marks on my body. It keeps skin nourished and hydrated.
Bio-Oil, Union-Swiss, $12; drugstores

OK!

Belli All Day Moisture Body Lotion

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I am in my second trimester of my pregnancy now and one thing I can’t live without is lotion. I have tried everything trying to keep my skin moisturized and the dreaded itchiness at bay. Belli was kind enough to send me one of their All Day Moisture Body Lotions to try and I am really enjoying it. 

I apply right out of the shower and my skin just drinks it up, they shea butter is a great moisturizes and absorbs quickly. One of my favorite features of this lotion is the essential oils it contains. The most prevalent scent is Lemon Oil which smells just delicious and helps perk me up.  Lemon oil also has the therapeutic quality of calming upset stomachs which any pregnant girl can tell you happen all too often. There is also a lighter note of Chamomile that helps comfort and calm.  A great lotion to help ease a least a few of the pains of pregnancy.

Belli All Day Moisture Body Lotion

All Day Moisture Body Lotion deeply moisturizes, comforts and soothes dry, itchy skin. Features the essential oil of lemon, which is known for its uplifting qualities and aroma-therapeutic ability to calm upset stomachs. Chamomile softens and refreshes.

Directions: Apply daily to slightly dampened skin.

Belli All Day Moisture Body Lotion $25.00


Beat those Bumpy Winter Beauty Blues

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I was sent a sample of PFB Vanish to try and I really like it. I wasn’t sure if it would burn or feel uncomfortable but there was no irritation at all and it left my skin super smooth. After shaving  or waxing you simply roll it onto your skin and your skin is left smooth and irritation free. 

PFB VANISH

SILKY SMOOTH LEGS UNDER FALL’S HOTTEST FASHIONS

So very rock and roll, the latest latex leggings by David Lerner are a sexy alternative to the basic black legging. With their leather looking style, a low waist and a sexy fit, these 86% Nylon, 14% Spandex leggings have been added to many a wish list on Shopstyle.com. They also wreak havoc on the freshly shaven thighs and waxed bikini line.

Tight clothes, like leggings, can cause ingrown hair problems. The logical explanation, tight clothing, like leggings compress your hair against your body most of the time, and the chances of getting an ingrown hair increase This is especially true if you happen to be post bikini wax. Squeezing upper thighs and bikini area with a tight pair of leggings or skinny jeans could result in a very uncomfortable situation and even unhealthy infection.

An ingrown hair is a hair that curls back on itself and starts growing back into the follicle, or a hair that fails to grow out of the follicle and stays embedded in the skin. Ingrown hairs are usually just minor irritations, but they can be painful and unsightly. What’s more, if they are left untreated ingrown hairs can become infected. Unfortunately, almost everybody will get one at some time, and if you shave regularly, you may have to deal with ingrown hairs quite frequently.

Here’s where PFB Vanish comes to the rescue and keeps legs at their smoothest through fall and winters hottest and tightest fashions. PFB Vanish™ is a gentle, cosmetically elegant roll-on gel, formulated for ingrown hairs, burn and bumps from shaving, waxing, tweezing, electrolysis, and laser hair removal. PFB Vanish has three key exfoliating ingredients – salicylic, glycolic and lactic acids, and moisturizing and soothing ingredients like willow bark and camphor oil. PFB Vanish is safe to use every day and is available in a travel-friendly 2 ounce size for $15.00 and 4 ounces for $21.00. pfbvanish.com