Archive: Skincare

Better than Botox?


Mlab is a luxury beauty product but the high potency of the active ingredients make it worth every penny. Being hailed as better than Botox Mlab is getting rave reviews from customers and dermatologists. Mlab’s travel kit is a great introduction to the line all wrapped up in a perfect little travel kit!  Here is what some of the Mlab’s customers are saying:

“In 28 years of practicing dermatology, I have never seen such impressive, impactful and in fact unprecedented results from any topical skincare product in producing improvements in facial color, texture and fine lines, in both the patient’s observations and mine.”
– Neal B. Schultz, M.D., Park Avenue Skin Care, New York, New York

“Everybody asks me what I did to my skin “my god you have a glow”. I love the way it feels. I even stopped my Retin-A and glycolic because of this and I’m thrilled.”
– Maria, New York, New York

“I love the consistency of the M Lab anti-aging eye cream! The lines around my eyes look softer and I noticed it definitely had a firming effect.”
– Mandy, London, England

“I am able to say without hesitation that this is the finest cream my face has ever been treated to! Not only do I see an improvement in the fine lines, but I do believe that several scars that I have had for a number of years and the crease lines between my brows have begun to fade. All this in addition to the luxurious feel of the cream on my skin.”
– Irene, Boston, Massachusetts

“One woman saw me a month ago, and then saw me last Saturday. She wanted me to confess to Botox!”
– Laura, Los Angeles, California

MLAB Travel Kit 

M LAB’s efficacious and luxurious anti-aging formulations were created with the highest levels of clinically active ingredients for skin firming, the reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and the improvement of skin clarity, color and texture.
M LAB Travel Collection contains: anti-aging cleanser (50mL), anti-aging toner (50mL), anti-aging treatment cream (15mL), anti-aging treatment serum (5mL), anti-aging day treatment SPF 15 (15mL), and anti-aging eye cream (3mL)

$130.00 MLAB Travel Kit

The secret to beautiful skin?


Nobody likes falling victim to birds’ mess dropping on them from above – even though it is supposed to bring good luck.

But for Victoria and David Beckham it is more a case of bird poo bringing them a good look, rather than good luck.

Victoria, who has long battled problem skin, puts her new clear complexion down to a bizarre new beauty regime involving bird poo.

And it seems David has been getting involved too.

It has emerged that the stylish couple have been indulging in beauty treatments to improve their skin.

Victoria, 34, has been regularly indulging in $200 Geisha Facials, using a paste made from nightingale droppings, to combat acne she has suffered since her teens.

A pal told Closer magazine: ‘When Victoria was in Japan recently she was admiring the local women’s clear skin and discovered it was down to these facials.

‘She was intrigued and when she got back to the US she found that some New York beauty salons now offer the treatment.

‘She tried it and loved how great her skin looked. She also uses a cream derived from nightingale poo at home.’



I did some reasearch on Geisha Facials, and this is what I found! A salon in NY called Shizuka specializes in these facials.  For more information on the Geisha Facial, go here!

Why Nightingale Droppings?

Shizuka remembered hearing about uguisu no fun from her mother while growing up in Tokyo. Japanese women have always prized pale, porcelain complexions and Shizuka’s mother always stressed proper skincare and limiting sun exposure. When Shizuka was researching new and interesting facial skin care ingredients, she thought back to her childhood and her mother’s story about how geisha used nightingale droppings to keep their skin clear and pale.

Are nightingale droppings safe/sanitary to use on my face?

Yes, the nightingale droppings used at Shizuka New York Day Spa are professionally sanitized under UV light and powdered before being applied to the face.

Does the nightingale droppings facial mask smell?

Although the uguisu no fun has a slight musky aroma on its own, Shizuka’s special mask formulation neutralizes this aroma, leaving a mild “organic” smell from the rice bran.

$180 for bird poop?

The Geisha Facial is a full facial skin care treatment that includes thorough cleansing of the face with Shizuka NY’s Skin Care System, pore extraction, light massage and an antioxidant collagen mask in addition to the nightingale droppings mask.


Lisa Hoffman skincare- Luxury to go.


Lisa Hoffman (wife of Dustin Hoffman) created a luxury skincare line to fit her busy life focused on  high quality, organized and easy to travel with products. A  great product from her line the Spa Packette’s are perfect for an at home spa day or for a special night away.

I have been dying to try this line since I received it in the mail. I carved out a little time after dinner at took a little at home spa time strictly for research purposes! I love that it comes in little ampules it would be perfect to take while you are traveling but also compact enough to not overtake your bathroom. Each tube can be used for a single application or resealed if you want to stretch it out.

One of my favorite items from the spa packette has to be the body wash, I finally undestand what people mean by luxurious foam. Instead of normal bubbles when I put a little body wash on my bath puff it made the most fluffy creamy foam that smells as decadent as it feels.

After using the wash I followed with the body polish and both creams, my skin feels amazing tonight you I feel like I just spent a day at the spa.

Lisa Hoffman Spa Bath Packette

A complete bath care regimen offered in a portable and resealable packette. Each airtight ampoule contains the following products: Bath Soak, Body Wash, Body Polisher, Body Cream, and Hand & Foot Butter.

$25.00 Lisa Hoffman Spa Bath Packette

I wish I had a lifetime supply of International Orange products.


Recently I was sent a big package full of samples from International Orange.  I was really excited to try them out because I’d read so many wonderful things about their products online. 

I tried each of the products listed below, and honestly – I could never choose a favorite.  They are each amazing.  If I had to pick something out as the best – I would lean towards RESTORE a hair wash, and NOURISH a hair cream.  My hair smelled and felt amazing.  When my husband snuggled in for bed after I had used it – he kept telling me how amazing my hair smelled.  And it did, it was truly amazing.

I use ANOINT a body oil after I’ve taken a shower.  I rub some on my wrists, and behind my ears – and I smell like I’ve spent the day at the salon.  It’s just the most relaxing smell, it’s wonderful.

I haven’t used the small sample of BATHE a bath soak quite yet, because I’m saving it for a special occasion.  At $75 for 16 ounces, I’ll wait until I’ve had a really bad day.  :)


International Orange

The careful selection of each ingredient in their product line reflects their standard of quality and purity.  No synthetic elements are even considered.  Each product is made with certified organic, wild-crafted or bio-dynamically grown ingredients of the highest integrity and are source from the finest available growers.  All vegetable oils and butters are fair trade.  All products are crafted by hand.

Awaken intrinsic beauty through daily practice.  Made with the earth’s best ingredients.

These 3 scent components compromise each blend:

  • exotic ceremonial flowers
  • uplifting citruses
  • healing herbs



  • Rare organic, wild-crafted and bio-dynamic ingredients
  • An intelligent body card practice, like YOGA for your skin
  • Aroma-therapeutic essential oils and ingredients blended with a purpose
  • Beautiful modern apothecary products for nourishing skin and body


International Orange’s Modern Apothecary Products are an Intelligent Body Care Practice that is a Daily Ritual of Organic Wellness.

STEP 1 Begin by purifying skin + hair, opens the pores and prepares the body to receive with CLEANSE a body wash and RESTORE a hair wash.

STEP 2 Transformative natural ingredients replenish and protect skin + hair with NOURISH a hair cream and ENRICH a body lotion.

STEP 3 Neutralize body odor and fortify the immune and lymph systems with BALANCE a deodorant.

STEP 4 At the close of your day, draw a warm bath and leave your day behind with BATHE a bath soak.  Bringing the daily ritual full circle, this bath is grounded and ethereal.  Let go and move forward…beautifully.


CLEANSE a body wash
A purifying body wash to awaken, stimulate, and prepare the skin to receive nutrients and hydration. Bergamot Peel purifies and promotes circulation, Calendula Blossom hydrates and heals, and Lavender Flower soothes. Buy Now 

ENRICH a body cream
A very emollient body lotion that delivers highly restorative and enriching hydration. Avocado Oil is rich and rejuvenating. Aloe soothes. Shea Butter softens and heals with Vitamins A and E. Bergamot Peel has regenerative properties and uplifting scent. Tuberose Petals adds an exotic scent. Buy Now

RESTORE a hair wash
A luxurious and healing hair wash to deliver restorative nutrients to the hair as it cleanses. Nettle gently balances oils and stimulates hair growth. Bergamot Peel purifies and invigorates. Geranium Flower supports hydration and helps balance oils. Seaweed hydrates the hair and heals the scalp. Buy Now

NOURISH a hair cream
A multi-purpose conditioning hair cream to hydrate, protect, and lightly scent with 12 herbal infusions and essential oils. Golden Jojoba and Macadamia Nut Oil enriches the hair, imparting a silken quality without residue. Jasmine Blossom and Tuberose Petal leave an exotic perfume. Buy Now

BALANCE a deodorant
A neutralizing body deodorant with extraordinary antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that gently fortifies the immune system. Lavender Flower is refreshing and antibacterial. Echinacea Root increases bodily resistance to infection and impurities. Comfrey Leaf is an astringent and antioxidant. Buy Now

ANOINT a body oil
A cult favorite! An antioxidant-rich body oil to heal, protect, and hydrate the skin, leaving a natural glow. This special Green Tea Infusion married and Grapeseed Oil is an elixer for the skin that helps eliminate free radicals and encourage cell rejuvenation. White Lotus and Jasmine Flower soothe and scent the skin. Buy Now

BATHE a bath soak
A radiant and detoxifying bath treatment to help harmonize the body. Sea Salt, Epsom Salt, and Baking Soda draw out toxins and encourage circulation. Orange Blossom helps put the nervous system at peace. Vetiver Root aids in the release of muscle pain and tension. White Lotus is ethereal and softly sweet. Buy Now