Archive: Skincare

Here are some great tips on protecting your skin!

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Here are some tips from renowned dermatologist Dr. Fran Cook-Bolden about protecting skin in the sun and preserving it for the future:

“When going out into the sun, always use a sunscreen formulated with SPF 30 or higher,” Dr. Cook-Bolden instructs. “For normal skin types with no tendency toward heat reactions, SPF 30 is sufficient; however, for those with pre-existing skin conditions or sun sensitivity, a higher SPF is preferable. I recommend Skin Medica Environmental Defense Sunscreen™ SPF 30—the formula protects against UV rays, environmental pollutants and free radical damage. Micronized zinc oxide provides maximum UVA and UVB protection in a single transparent ingredient, while Parsol® MCX provides superior UVB absorption to prevent sun damage. For those with sun sensitivity, Vanicream for Sensitive Skin SPF 60 is recommended. Vanicream™ Sunscreen SPF 60 is a broad spectrum sunscreen that protects your skin throughout the UVA and UVB rays. Vanicream™ Sunscreen SPF 60 contains zinc oxide, an ingredient that offers additional protection from the UVA rays which may contribute to skin damage and premature aging of the skin.

“To avoid a sunburn, don’t exfoliate skin before heading into the sun, as exfoliation speeds up cell turnover and makes sun damage more likely,” explains Dr. Cook-Bolden. “Be sure to avoid Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids (found in chemical peels) as well, as this will increase the severity of sunburns. Instead, exfoliate at night to reduce sunburn and inflammation, use an exfoliator formulated with Vitamin C or Retinoids to correct sun damage overnight.

“To treat a sunburn, use creams containing tea tree oil, chamomile or peppermint to help reduce inflammation,” Dr. Cook-Bolden recommends. “ For severe burns, visit a dermatologist for Biafine, a prescription-grade treatment that heals skin after sunburns and reduces scarring.”

“If you have existing signs of sun damage, use a Feruelic Acid treatment,” advises Dr. Cook-Bolden. “Feruelic Acid features antioxidant-rich coffeeberry, which helps break up pigment in sun spots.”

Slough Off Dry Winter Skin with Lamas Beauty

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I am an obsessive hand washer and my hands can really get really dry. When I got the chance to try Lamas Beauty hand scrub I jumped on it. It was even better than I hoped, it smelled amazing and felt so good when I massaged it into my hands.

If you have ever had a paraffin wax with your manicure this feel similar. After a quick massage with Lamas Beauty hand scrub my hands felt smooth and moisturized and it buffed off the dry dead skin.

Get one now and get your hands ready for all the great summer nail colors!

During the cold winter months skin can become dry, tight and itchy.  Keep skin moisturized and radiant and reveal a brand new you with Lamas Beauty Spa Sensuals Hand Scrub.

This gentle scrub refines, retexturizes and exfoliates in seconds while leaving skin deeply hydrated  Use on your hands, feet or anywhere else skin is feeling tight and dry, the Spa Sensuals Hand Scrub contains natural sea-salts that gently lift away dead skin cells while soothing oatmeal and emollient-rich nut oils leave your skin perfectly protected and moisturized for a full 24-hours!

$18.00 Lamas Beauty Spa Sensuals Hand Scrub

Qtica Smart Spa Announces Two New Aromatherapy Scent Collections!!

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Papaya Star and Cherry Bing deliver incredible aromatherapy and lucury body treatments.  They smell so amazing!  I love  Qtica products, because they smell amazing, and they really do work!

  • First, refresh mind and body with Qtica Smart Spas aromatherapy, antibacterial soak.
  • Next exfoliate using Qtica Smart Spas amazing sugar scrub.  This wonder formula softens and exfoliates skin without harsh chemicals.  Perfect for hands, feet and overall body exfoliation without irritation build up or clogging drains.
  • Next hydrate and revitalize skin with Qtica Smart Spas relaxing, anti-oxidant Mask.
  • Follow with Qtica Smart Spas luxury lotion.  This super hydrating formula has plenty of slip and is wonderful for massage treatments or refreshing aromatherapy anytime.
  • In addition – Qtica Smart Spas Shower Gels are perfect for home use.

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If you have never tried Qtica Smart Spa or are looking for a great gift (Hello, Mother’s Day!) try one of their Home Spas (above) with 2 fl. ox. shower gel, 2 oz. luxury lotion, 5 oz. scrub and a pair of exfoliating gloves!  Or choose a Try Me Kit which includes an 8.5 oz. pump bottle lotion and 7 oz. scrub tube.

All packaged in cute rounded bottles and jars that look as wonderful at home as the do in the salon.

Find the entire suite of quality Qtica Smart Spa aromatherapy products at www.qtica.com or in fine salons and spas worldwide.  Ask for it by name!


I would like to introduce you guys to a new line, Cosmetique!

Cosmetique loves to pamper you with extrodinary products – like this Energie Vitale Skin-Care Collection!   This incredible skin-care system will reveal newer, brighter, more vibrant-looking skin – easily and effectively.  It has everything you need to give yourself an exhilarating spa experience right at home.  With Energie Vitale, your beauty regimen will be more than just routine…it will be a pleasure to give your skin what it needs to look younger and more beautiful.  As you cleanse, nourish, hydrate and protect your skin, it will have renewed softness, smoothness and elasticity.

I had the immense pleasure of trying these products myself, and I absolutely loved them.  After using them for only a week, I could see an improvement in the look, feel and overall health of my skin.  I would reccommend these products to anyone looking to try an new beauty line! I had never heard of Cosmetique before, but now I’m wanting everyone to know about them!

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Introducing….Creme Luminesse

Crème Luminesse helps brighten and even out skin tone as it restores essential moisture to your skin. With White Tea Extract, it helps build resistance against environmental stresses that can cause premature aging of the skin. Crème Luminesse has an extra-gentle, Beta Hydroxy Acid that exfoliates and works to improve overall skin texture, visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and promote smoother, softer skin and a more youthfully radiant complexion.
1.25 oz. (35g)

$45.00 – BUY IT HERE!

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Masque Hydratant Peau Radiance

This “Aromatherapy Miracle” mask uses the finest essential oils to hydrate and heal your skin. Made with oils of Eucalyptus, Avocado and Lavender, it works to penetrate pores with soothing moisture — and its wonderful aroma smells so good, it’s like a mini spa in a tube! Uplift your senses as you tone your skin and uncover simply radiant skin.

$22.50 – BUY IT HERE!

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Suisse Gelée Purifiante

Suisse Gelée Purifiante – Swiss Cleansing Gel is formulated for normal to oily skin to remove makeup and impurities, and deep clean pores without drying your skin. With an exhilarating fresh scent, this unique, oil-free formula soothes your skin with Chamomile and Lime Blossom. Use morning and night for a vibrantly fresh and flawless complexion.
2 fl oz. (59ml)

$12.00 – BUY IT HERE!

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Crème Anti-Âge Pour Les Yeux

Crème Anti-Âge Pour Les Yeux – Anti-Age Eye Serum is a fast-absorbing, hydrating gel that targets fine lines and wrinkles, helps to diminish dark circles, and lessen puffiness around your eyes. Apply a small amount under the lower lashes and across your brow bones morning and night to keep the delicate tissue around the eyes healthy and radiant.
0.5 fl oz. (15ml)

$27.50 – BUY IT HERE!

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Lèvres Soyeux Hydratante (Saved the best for last, this product is my favorite!! It’s truly amazing!)

The moment you apply this wand of silkening moisture to your lips, you will see that this product is no ordinary lip conditioning treatment. Lèvres Soyeux Hydratante – Silkening Lip Moisturizer is loaded with moisturizers and healing essential oils. It delivers immediate hydration and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
0.05 oz. (1.4g)

$18.50 – BUY IT HERE!