Archive: Skincare

bareMinerals Christmas: Touch Up To-Glow for only $14! (Christmas Must-Have #9)

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Another amazing Christmas Must-Have for you this Christmas! bareMinerals has released a Touch Up To-Glow set for only $14!! This is the perfect go-to set for finishing your makeup look this holiday sesason!

This is your perfect finishing touch for a luminous complexion anytime, anywhere. bareMineralsREADY® Illuminating Touch Up Veil minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduces shine and boosts skin with a radiant glow. Includes a mini brush for on-the-glow touch-ups.
This Collection Includes:

  • bareMinerals READY® Illuminating Touch Up Veil in Translucent
  • Mini Flawless Application Face Brush

Only $14!? No one has to know!

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE their Touch up Veil. It completes me.

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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.

Introducing Resvology!

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It all started ten years ago with National Institutes of Health-funded research grant on how to stabilize naturally occurring molecules for use in cancer treatment. Inspired by the resulting novel technology, our ever-curious researchers applied it to resveratrol and the uniquely stable 4-AR Molecule™ was born.  Gene studies confirmed their suspicions – 4-AR Molecule™ offers superior bioavailability, and is capable of activating 85 key skin genes vital for healthy, youthful-looking skin.

I’ve been using the eye cream and the wrinkle treatment for over a month now, and I’m LOVING them. I think it’s a combination of stress and getting older, but my eyes have aged 10 years in the last month! I’ve been using the eye cream every night before bed, and I have noticed a visible difference when I wake up! Combine that with the wrinkle treatment (for those ever-so-lovely wrinkles of mine) and I’m in love!

Resvology® with 4-AR Molecule™ Age Corrective Wrinkle Treatment (1. Fl. Oz (30 mL) – $129)

A multitasking formula that offers an antioxidant serum, powerful anti-aging treatment and hydrating moisturizer in one. Vitamins A, C & E aid in promoting a smooth radiant complexion, while reducing wrinkles and fine lines.

Resvology® with 4-AR Molecule™ Age Corrective Eye Cream (0.5 Fl. Oz. (25 mL) – $89)

A luxuriously hydrating and rejuvenating eye cream that helps minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet. Infused with barley, sandalwood & olive extracts, as well as replenishing hydrators to help combat dark circles and puffiness, this decadent cream lifts, firms, and tightens, while adding crucial moisture to the delicate skin around eyes.

Resvology® with 4-AR Molecule™ Gentle Cleansing Gel (4.5 Fl. Oz. (135 mL) – $29)

A refreshing and hydrating daily cleanser infused with aloe vera, green tea, chamomile and ginseng extracts, this light gel helps polish and refine uneven skin texture. Makeup and impurities are whisked away and skin is left soft and full of moisture.

All products available at Resvology.com.

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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.”