Archive: Skincare

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

Two great face moisturizers for colder weather!

Does your skin act differently when the weather changes? Mine sure does.  My face gets much more needy this time of year. The cold air definitely takes a toll on my skin, and I need to switch my moisturizer.  I recently had the opportunity of trying two new face lotions – by two of my favorite brands, and I thought I’d share the results with you here!

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Murad’s Sheer Lustre Day Moisture SPF 15

I think this is my favorite of the two lotions, so I’ll put this one first. I love this lotion! It takes such a small amount, this small bottle will last a while! It has a really subtle shimmer, so your skin looks like it’s glowing all day long!

Restores elasticity, smoothes fine line and reveals a healthy-looking glow. Shea Butter delivers essential hydration while a special blend of luminescent minerals leave complexion naturally radiant even without makeup.

Additional features and ingredients:

  • Essential fatty acids help maintain skin’s barrier
  • An antioxidant complex, featuring Vitamins C and E, boosts protection
    against free radical damage
  • Soybean and Wild Yam Extracts increase elasticity

Elle Beauty

“Murad Resurgence Sheer Lustre Day Moisture works on a hormonal level, enhancing moisture by mimicking natural skin lipids.”
Elle Canada

$68.00 – BUY IT HERE!

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Caudalie’s VINOPERFECT Day Perfecting Cream SPF15

This SPF15 cream absorbs rapidly and helps to visibly improve the appearance of dark spots and enhance the brightness of your complexion. Protected from the sun and environment and moisturized* all day long, your skin is luminous and your complexion is radiant. Leaves no white residue.

Discovered in grapevine stalks, the 500 ppm titration of pure Viniferine was stabilized and patented by Caudalie in collaboration with the University of Pharmacy. This exclusive ingredient has exceptional radiance, complexion enhancing and anti-oxidant* actions.

*upper layers of the epidermis.

Who is it for?
Ideal for all skin types. Formulated for those who wish to correct and prevent dark spots while enhancing their skin’s radiance, tone and clarity.

Ingredients
– Viniferine – 500 ppm titration >
Radiance, complexion enhancing and anti-oxidant* actions
– Olive squalane, Shea butter, Pea & Sodium Hyaluronate > Nourishing & moisturizing
– Pro-vitamin B5 & Camomile extract > Soothing
– Sweet orange, Tangerine, Cypress, Galbanum, & Mint … > Energizing

When? How?
In the morning, apply to face and neck after VINOPERFECT Serum. Use the three VINOPERFECT skincare products in synergy for increased, clinically-proven effectiveness.

$68.00 – BUY IT HERE!

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Planet Beauty is a retail chain of beauty boutiques throughout California providing a unique selection of skincare and hair care products as well as salon services to meet every beauty need, while ensuring excellent customer service through product knowledge and hands on training for all its dedicated employees. Since the first store opened in 1992, Planet Beauty boutiques have drawn a cult following of gorgeously groomed shoppers as well as numerous celebrities including Hilary Duff, Megan Fox, Mena Suvari, Miley Cyrus, Steve Carell and more.” Make Her Up LOVES Planet Beauty, and loves shopping on their website. If you haven’t checked them out yet, now’s the time!

New Moisturizers from Neutrogena Wrap Your Skin in Moisture

I was sent some samples from the Neutrogena Moisture wrap collection just in time for the cold weather.  We have had a beautiful fall in Oregon but our weather went from the mid 70’s to low 50’s in the matter of a week. My whole family has sensitive skin and my kids just started complaining that their skin felt itchy. 

I popped open my new lotions and lathered us all up and in minutes we all felt great. In one day my kids skin was restored and we had no more case of the itchies. And my hands which were getting dry really fast with the cold now feel great. One of my favorite of the 3 lotions is the Intesnsive Moisture Wrap. The pump dispenser is super easy to use and it feels so great on even after I wash my hands they still feel soft and moisturized. 

Just a little lotion goes a long way I have been applying after baths and showers and we are all loving how soft and moisturized our skin feels! A super reasonable price point families can afford a superb product to protect them all winter long.

New Moisturizers from Neutrogena Wrap Your Skin in Moisture

With the cold, dry winter season approaching make certain that you are armed with a good moisturizer to avoid flaky, scaly and itchy winter skin.

The idea is to WRAP yourself in moisture EVERY DAY, and it’s not as hard as you think. All you have to do is apply your moisturizer right after you get out of the shower… when skin is still damp, it will instantly lock in moisture, and save you from the unsightly, annoying dry skin this winter.

TRY: The NEW Neutrogena Moisture Wrap Collection. The silky, smooth and light-weight formulas glide on effortlessly and moisturize all day long. Formulated with glycerin, the #1 moisturizing agent, the new collection is clinically proven to moisturize twice as much at the end of the as the leading therapeutic lotion.

What’s more the Neutrogena Moisture Wrap Body Lotions have an amazing light fragrance of heather with notes of freesia, iris, warm amber, fresh cut sandalwood and sensual musks, that you will love to use every day.

Moisture Wrap is available in three formulas:

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· Moisture Wrap – $8.99 for a 8.5oz. tube

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· Intensive Moisture Wrap – $10.99 for a 10.5 oz. pump dispenser

** Has a higher glycerin content, to provide even more superior moisture to extra dry skin**

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· Soothing Wrap – $8.99 for an 8.5oz. tube

**Formulated colloidal oatmeal to soothe irritated or sensitive skin**

Pick one up today at your local drugstore or online at drugstore.com


Make Her Up introduces Kings & Queens Body Milks & More!

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I’ve tried a few Kings & Queens products in the past, and I was really impressed with each one! Recently I was sent 2 of their new Showergel’s – and I’m in love! They come in these big 10 oz. bottles, and each have a great design on the label.  What I love most about these showergels is the scent. It stays with you long after you get out of the shower.  I tried Chinese Princess Jasmine  – and Sultan of Granada Lemon Flower, and they are amazing! I couldn’t tell you which one I like more.  They are awesome!

Get ready like a royal, start the day like a sovereign, make like a monarch. Kings & Queens is a royal new body care range developed around the herbs and spices favored by the aristocracy of a bygone age.

Kings & Queens introduces Body Milks, Showergels, Body Butters, and Shimmering Body Milks, each with a story to tell. From Nefertiti Honey, inspired by the Egyptian Queen who used the Nectar as an indulgent beauty treatment, to Cinnamon, the spice beloved by Queen Isabella of Spain that prompted Columbus’s trip to discover the new world, the creators of Kings & Queens took inspiration from the beloved ingredients of yesteryear.

The line reflects the true decadence of royals past with an imaginative, modern twist. This fun, irreverent range of beauty products is for fashion, style and design conscious urbanites who are always on the lookout for an affordable statement choice.

All Kings & Queens products are mineral oil-and paraben-free and enriched with “The Royal Mix,” a blend of Pomegranate, Blue Egyptian Lotus and Malachite extracts containing Hazelnut, Grape, Sunflower and Avocado Oils. The purple fruit of Pomegranate, with benefits of Polyphenolic compounds and Vitamin C, has a crown-like top, which is why it is displayed on the coat of arms of many Royal Houses. The flower of the Blue Lotus was the most popular ancient Egyptian symbol of glory and eternal life for gods and mortals alike containing bioflavonoids, such as quercetin and rutin and antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Malachite was used by Russian Tsars to decorate their palaces to lend extra energy and bring harmony by detoxification the body and healing skin tissue.

The Line for the throne: Debuting for Kings & Queens are eighteen royals, originating from four royal families:

The Royal Family of Showergels is an aristocratic way to get clean. Introducing Caspar Myrrh, George III Lime, Nefertiti Honey, Chinese Princess Jasmine, King Solomon Cedar, Queen Isabella Cinnamon Orange, Sultan of Granada Lemon Flower, Aztec King Vanilla Pear, and King of Sumatra Pepper & Bergamot. Retail Price: $9.00

The Royal Family of Body Milks conquers dry skin with Hazel Seed, Grape Seed, Sunflower Seed and Avocado Oils. Introducing George III Lime, Aztec King Vanilla Pear, and King of Sumatra Pepper & Bergamot. Retail Price: $11.00

The Royal Family of Body Butters regally moisturizes and smoothes skin with Shea Butter, Beeswax, and Coconut Oil. Introducing Nefertiti Honey, Sultan of Granada Lemon Flower, and Caspar Myrrh. Retail Price: $15.00

The Royal Family of Shimmering Body Milks gives you a noble glow with Hazel Seed, Grape Seed, Sunflower Seed and Avocado Oils. Introducing Queen Isabella Cinnamon Orange, Caspar Myrrh, and Chinese Princess Jasmine.

Retail Price: $11.00

WHERE TO FIND IT: Select Nordstrom locations