Archive: Skincare

It’s official, I’m in love with PUR Attitude

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I am FREAKING OBSESSED with these two products! I’ve been using them together for about three weeks now – and HELLO LOVELY! Love it! My skin is rejoicing…which says a lot, considering how freaking cold it is here. Seriously – it’s COLD! When I got up this morning it was 18 degrees! I know a lot of you deal with cold weather – but us Oregonians have it pretty easy. We don’t get major heat or cold. Lately – it’s been insanely cold. Like freeze your butt off before you get to the car, cold.

Anyway, my skin needs help. Enter PUR!

Introducing PUR’s new Energizing Oxygen Serum! Bio-active technology to stimulate cell renewal has been scientifically proven to breathe new life into dull skin. This new serum from PUR attitude increases cellular metabolism as much as 754% and naturally supports skin revitalization by 25% in just two weeks. This process can leave skin looking healthy and more radiant.

“Cellular respiration is a vital process in the acceleration of cell renewal and the overall health of your skin,” said PUR attitude Founder David Pollock. “As the chemist behind high-performing products developed during my career for so many brands, I’ve seen everything that actually works in skin care and studied the science behind it. Oxygenating your skin is one of the most important things you can do to give it the support it needs to stay younger-looking longer.”

Energizing Oxygen Serum is enhanced with the power of natural Hyaluronix™ technology, which delivers up to one thousand times its weight in water, binding moisture deeply into the skin. This serum also features algae extract, which works to nourish and firm the skin, ceramides to promote a synergistic effect with the skin, and a paraben-free preservative system.

Energizing Oxygen Serum is available in 1 fl oz at a retail price of $75. (This is approximately a six-week supply, when used twice daily). For more information, visit www.PURattitude.com.

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Also, you must check out PUR’s Wild Durian Fruit Peel. The product is clinically proven to visibly even out skin tones, wipe away fine lines, and restore vitality and brightness for more youthful looking skin. Due to the activation of rare wild durian fruit, known for its pungent aroma and revered for its advanced anti-aging properties, this product is able to produce these powerful results on the skin without irritation.

“I first came across wild durian during my travels to Southeast Asia. I was so curious about the many health benefits the locals claimed about the fruit,” said Founder David Pollock. “Anyone who has been following my work in the world of beauty will know how strongly I have come to believe in the power of Mother Nature when it comes to skin care. As a chemist, I am constantly in awe at how the skin can be nourished by natural ingredients in a way that harsh chemicals simply cannot perform, long-term. PUR attitude’s Hyaluronix is the perfect natural agent to deliver these incredible ingredients into the skin.”

Wild Durian Fruit Peel is enhanced with the power of natural Hyaluronix™ technology, which delivers up to one thousand times its weight in water, binding moisture deeply into the skin. These natural ingredients are combined with pure glucosamine, ceramides, as well as extracts of orange, apple, and green tea to detoxify impurities, exfoliate lifeless skin, and unclog pores.

Wild Durian Fruit Peel is available in 1 fl oz at a retail price of $75. (This is approximately a six-week supply, when used twice daily). For more information, visit www.PURattitude.com.

Tips for saving your skin and maintaining your youth!

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Most people have a vague idea of what’s good and bad for our skin, but since we don’t understand the biology involved, we either do nothing or the wrong things, says skin-care expert Ron Cummings.

“How many times do we find mixed reports on health? Are eggs good or bad for you? Too much sun is bad, but so is too little – there’s so much information overload, many people shrug off what they don’t fully comprehend,” says Cummings, founder and CEO of AminoGenesis Skin Care.

In addition to environmental factors, such as smoke and excessive sun exposure, there are two primary biological processes that age our skin: oxidization and glycation, he says. Despite antioxidants being all the rage in recent years, few people are aware of what occurs through glycation – the process antioxidants are intended to combat.

“Glycation happens when a sugar molecule bonds with a protein. The protein then becomes misshapen. Collagen, which makes our skin look smooth and plump, is a protein that’s particularly vulnerable. Cell damage through glycation results in wrinkles, lines and discoloration,” he says.

To maintain youth – and even reverse some of that damage – Cummings offers these tips:

• Monitor your alcohol intake. Alcohol causes skin to get puffy and flush with dilated blood vessels. Over time, even moderate intake can cause permanent spider veins on one’s face, chest, abdomen, arms, and hands. Damaged vessels leak, which causes discoloration and puffiness. Alcohol worsens common skin diseases such as psoriasis and rosacea; causes dehydration, which makes skin sag; causes a deficiency in nutrients, and impairs immune systems. The moderate intake of red wine, however, may help skin because red grapes are filled with antioxidants.

• Try to cut out most sugar. Americans average 150 pounds of sugar intake each year, according to the American Heart Association, and most eat and drink two to four times the amount they should. Sugar is a ubiquitous ingredient in the American diet and can be found in drinks and condiments. Sugar molecules – especially refined sugar, which is pure sucrose — fuels glycation. In a European study, volunteers were asked to view photos of 602 people; those with the highest sugar intake were deemed to look the oldest. A high-sugar diet is also linked to diabetes.

• Keep an eye out for anti-glycation products. Most topical products maintain the skin’s existing moisture by acting as a barrier. Other products utilize antioxidants to stabilize oxygen molecules that have lost electrons and cause damage to cell membranes when they take electrons from stable molecules. Products with newly discovered plant extracts address glycation by breaking the sugar molecule’s bond with collagen, allowing the protein to return to its original shape.

“A new study of several French women who didn’t change their diets showed that just 60 days of regular use of anti-glycation serum made them look eight to 10 years younger,” Cummings says. “I’ve seen the pictures and read the research – it’s stunning.”

Protect your skin from the sun all year round with COOLA Organic Suncare!

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Just because it’s the middle of winter, doesn’t mean you can avoid protecting your skin! COOLA is here to make sure protecting your skin is a number one priority all year round!

Containing 70%+ organic ingredients, COOLA’s Classic Face SPF 20 Cucumber Moisturizer will keep the delicate skin on your face sunburn free, while COOLA’s Classic Body SPF 30 Plumeria Moisturizer will keep your body soft and protected. COOLA makes it easy to keep your skin healthy, and with each fresh scent, this is one step you won’t mind adding to your morning routine!

I love these products because of how light and non-sunscreenish they feel. It’s light and doesn’t clog your pores! You can maintain your beautiful skin – while protecting it! I love the face sunscreen. It’s light enough and wonderful enough – to use rain or shine!

I know a lot of people still get out and play in the winter, and you DO still have to worry about your skin! Keep yourself protected with Coola’s amazing products!

BUY HERE!

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*Disclosure: I was sent these products to review for the site, I was not paid to write this post, and I was not compensated for my opinions. The opinions you read here are mine alone.


Make Her Up introduces you to M. Steves!

While being a busy career woman makes it difficult to keep up on good skincare, it certainly doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Straight from a busy entrepreneur herself, Mally Steves Chakola created M. Steves – a simplified line of skincare for sophisticated women looking for a natural yet effective regimen. The M. Steves streamlined collection works to not only give women a glow in the present, but also to repair damage of the past.

Drawing from her knowledge of Ayurveda from her Indian heritage, and combining it with the steadfast beauty rituals of her German ancestry, Mally Steves created the line using her signature ingredient, Chilean Rose Hip Seed Oil, in combination with other all-natural ingredients such as coconut oil, aloe and turmeric, to give busy women an easy & healthy way to keep their skin flawless.

Rose Hip Seed Oil (RHSO), also known as “youth in a bottle,” fights aging, evens skin tone and texture, and reduces fine lines and wrinkles, amongst other anti-aging properties. RHSO also contains a higher amount of essential fatty acids than other popular oils like argan and grapeseed. The signature Ultra-Nourishing Boost—made with RHSO—can be added to any skincare product for extra moisture, antioxidants, and natural radiance.

I’ve been using the two products below for about two weeks now, and I’m absolutely OBSESSED! I am in LOVE with them! I can see why they’re winning so many “favorites” awards, because they’re truly amazing!

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Ultra-Nourishing Boost

• Intensely hydrates & nourishes
• Firms & smooths fine lines
• Absorbs quickly with dry finish
• Evens appearance of skin tone
• Results in glowing, transformed skin

WHAT IT IS: Fast-absorbing, lightweight, hydrating dry oil for all ages and skin types. Potent anti-aging and skin rejuvenating benefits. Maybe added to other products to boost benefits. Includes RHSO (Rose Hip Seed Oil), Essential Fatty Acids, Anti-Aging Actives, Skin-Brightening Promoters Antioxidants and Gatuline In-tense.

WHAT IT DOES: Pure, cold-pressed RHSO (Rose Hip Seed Oil) intensely hydrates and nourishes skin while a concentrated, naturally-derived extract called GATULINE® IN-TENSE, proven to make skin look of firmer, works to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Leaves skin more even and brighter with a luminous glow.

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Reviving Exfoliator $48.00

• Exfoliates, smooths & refines
• Enhances radiance & glow
• Helps correct appearance of uneven skin texture
• Encourages skin’s natural regenerative abilities

WHAT IT IS: A facial in a jar. An exfoliating mask for all skin types. Includes RHSO (Rose Hip Seed Oil), Microdermabrasion crystals, Walnut shell powder, Glycolic acid, Fruit enzymes and Dead sea mud.

WHAT IT DOES: Refines the appearance of skin’s texture and encourages renewal. This exfoliating mask offers the benefits of a microdermabrasion treatment, a fruit enzyme and alpha hydroxy acid peel, and a deep-cleaning rich Dead Sea mud mask. Immediately lift and dissolve dry, dead skin and unwanted impurities leaving skin with a healthy, fresh glow.

*Disclosure: I was sent these products to review for the site, I was not paid to write this post, and I was not compensated for my opinions. The opinions you read here are mine alone.