Archive: Skincare

Make Her Up introduces amazing new line from Crabtree & Evelyn

Crabtree & Evelyn launches NEW CITRON, HONEY & CORIANDER HAND THERAPY COLLECTION of naturally based hand creams, washes and treatments specifically formulated to help hands preserve their youthful appearance. Drawing on a rich botanical heritage, the range features extracts of lemon, coriander and honey – known to soothe dry, irritated skin – as well as myrrh, which has been shown to help condition nails and cuticles. In addition, a unique blend, including thyme, rosemary, eucalyptus, tea tree, golden seal, and willow bark, works together in the rich formulations to leave hands feeling softer and looking younger. The range is free of parabens, lauryl sulfates, mineral oil, and propylene glycol.

My hands and my face suffer the most when the weather changes. My hands seem like they’re always dry! When I received these new products I about did a back flip. I was so excited to try these products, and they totally exceeded my expectations! They are amazing! They have completely transformed my hands! They are so soft, and the results are visible! My hands will never be the same! I’m totally addicted!


NEW CITRON HONEY & CORIANDER HAND REMEDY helps reduce the visible signs of aging and leaves hands feeling soft and smooth with a more youthful appearance. In consumer tests, 92% of women who tried the product felt that Hand Remedy left their hands feeling more supple.

Blending the best of nature and science, NEW REJUVENATING HAND REMEDY absorbs into the skin with naturally derived sugar and pea extracts to help even out skin tone and a peptide blend that has been shown to visually plump and improve skin suppleness. Our age defying formula contains a unique time released capsule, including known antioxidants (vitamins C, E, and Tocotrienol) which have been found to minimize the damaging effects caused by free radicals. In addition, botanical extracts of lemon, honey, and coriander as well as a custom blend of natural butter and oils – shea butter, soy, sweet almond and jojoba oils – have been added to moisturise. Free of parabens, lauryl sulfates, mineral oil, and propylene glycol.

Ritual: Apply liberally to hands each night or when additional care is needed to help reveal softer, younger-looking hands. (3.4 FL OZ/$24.00)


NEW CITRON HONEY & CORIANDER HAND RECOVERY differs from other products on the market because it leaves hands feeling noticeably softer and smoother immediately! Awarded a British patent, the revolutionary formulation contains three sizes of natural exfoliators – fine pumice and two sizes of salt crystals – which polish and retexturise the surface of hands. In addition, botanical extracts of lemon, honey, and coriander, along with a blend of nine emollients, including over 35% Macadamia Nut Oil, Palm and Shea Butters, help condition even the driest of hands. Free of parabens, lauryl sulfates, mineral oil, and propylene glycol.

Ritual: Use 2-3 times a week. Apply while hands are dry. Massage into hands, front and back, to distribute evenly. Rinse with water. (3.5 OZ/$20.00)

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Two more Dr. Denese products worthy of your adoration!


I love this eye cream! Its a great moisturizer and I love that it has SPF 30 to protect my skin. Absorbs quickly into my skin and on top of feeling great it make under eye circles disappear!

Dr. Denese SPF 30 Defense Eye Cream

All dermatologists would agree that the number one reason for crow’s feet around the eyes is: sun exposure and the only true way of preventing lines and wrinkles is: daily broad spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection.

The problem is: sun screens are not made for the eye area, most are harsh and irritating.

Our SPF 30 Defense Eye Cream is the only broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 30 eye cream on the skin care market today that you can take up to the eye lashes, cover your upper eye lids with no tearing and no irritation.

Our SPF 30 Defense Eye Cream serves three functions: it is an advanced peptide based eye cream with two patented peptide ingredients, to work on the appearance of already existing lines around the eyes. It conceals: it is tinted by our unique and proprietary self adjusting color to conceal and immediately diminish dark circles, uneven skin tone and imperfections under the eyes. Our unique self adjusting color is based on Melanin, the inherent color pigment of the skin so it matches nearly any skin tone. Third: it gives you an SPF 30 UVA/UVB protection to prevent future signs of aging if you wear it on a daily basis. If you are lucky enough not to have crows feet yet, start immediately so as to prevent, if you have them already, it may prevent them from getting worse.



A superb moisturizer, it leaves my skin feeling smoother than a baby’s…. well you know. Just a few drops and I can  moisturize my entire face and leaves my skin looking clearer and brighter. This is the perfect moisturizer for the cold and windy fall and winter months!

Dr. Denese HydroShield Ultra Moisturizing Face Serum

Dramatically soften the appearance of superficial lines and wrinkles with this effective serum.

What is it?
A supercharged hydrating serum that locks in moisture to drastically reduce the look of dry lines and wrinkles. It intensely moisturizes skin for a soft, supple, luminous, more youthful look.

Who is it for?
Suitable for any skin types from dry to normal. If your skin is oily, place it only around the eyes and neck and on dry patches–not on the oily T-zone. Hydroshield is remarkably effective for skins with dry lines and wrinkles, as it locks in hydration to recreate the youthful look you once had.

Why is it different?
Hydroshield is based on Dr. Denese’s unique and proprietary HydroShield technology, founded on years of medical research. Loaded with ceramides, soy, vitamin E, retinol, linoleic acids, EFA, and glycolipids, it supports the skin lipid barrier, often undermined by cold weather, air conditioning, dry heat, dry climates, and other environmental stressors. Moisture is locked in, helping to remarkably improve the appearance of dry lines and wrinkles.


How to: Get Penelope’s flawless skin.


Penelope Cruz

Celebs fly in from all over the world to see N.Y.C. salon owner Christine Chin. This celebrity esthetician is well-known for her meticulous skin treatments and counts Penelope Cruz, Kate Moss, Hilary Swank, Rachel Weisz and Kimora Lee Simmons as clients.


EXPERT TIP To help to keep the skin clear in between facial appointments try using Christine Chin’s Smoothing Fluid. It gently cleans the skin of residue and dead cells and acts as a gentle at-home micro dermabrasion/detox peel that you can use day and night, after toner and under makeup. It is especially good for use after getting a professional microdermabrasion, as it keeps the skin free of old-skin and dirt residue on a daily basis and great for under the eye area as skin plaque tends to build up in the area.
Christine Chin Retinol Smoothing Fluid, $79


Give Skin a Healthy and Natural Holiday Treat


I love these holiday travel kits from Zia! I just had a mini-break to the coast and brought my Zia travel kit with me for a trial run. I love that all the skincare products I needed came in one pouch I am always looking for ways to save space when packing. 

I used the normal to combo kit and found it perfect for my skin. The  soy face cleanser was gentle and had no problem getting all my makeup off. My favorite skincare items in the travel kit had to be the Seawater Rosewater Mist that felt so good on my skin and the papaya mask. On top of smelling good enough to eat, my skin felt revived after using the mask. Such a great travel kit perfect for holiday gifts just make sure to reward yourself with one!

Zia Natural Skincare’s Holiday Gift Sets

Your appetite isn’t the only thing that deserves a decadent treat this holiday season…so does your skin! With all the wear and tear that skin endures between harsh winds, damaging sun rays and other environmental factors, it is only fair to provide skin with a little gift during the giving season. Give a healthy treat with Zia Natural Skincare’s Holiday Gift Sets, these good-for-you sets are guaranteed to make your skin thank you. With all of the right products, these skin-type-based kits help rejuvenate, freshen and make skin nourished and new, naturally!

Normal to Combo Kit Contains: Dry Kit Contains:

1.6 oz Fresh Cleansing Gel 1.6 oz Moisturizing Cleanser
1.6 oz Bamboo Exfoliant 1.6 oz Bamboo Exfoliant
1.6 oz Sea Tonic Rosewater & Aloe Toner 1.6 oz Sea Tonic Rosewater & Aloe Toner
.12 oz Ultimate Moisture .25 oz Nourishing Crème
.25 oz Fresh Papaya Enzyme Mask .25 oz Citrus Night Time Reversal

Oily Kit Contains:

1.6 oz Aloe & Citrus Wash

1.6 oz Bamboo Exfoliant

1.6 oz Sea Tonic Aloe Toner

.25 oz Herbal Moisture Gel

.25 oz Pumpkin Exfoliating Mask


Offered at fine health food stores nationwide and online at

Zia To-Go Facial Gift Set ………………..……………………………….….…….$19.95