Oct 30, 2015
Dunaliella AlgaeThis microalgae, thriving in the highly concentrated salt water, has become a vital component in many skin care products, like the Age Control Brightening & Renewal Serum, and it's no wonder why. It's not only rich in beta-carotene, but its natural anti-oxidant properties protect skin against UV radiation, reinforce the immune system and slow aging and cell degradation by protecting against free radical damage.
Dead Sea WaterBeautiful, healthy skin is hydrated skin. And what better way to hydrate your skin than by using a product infused with the Dead Sea's water, which has the highest concentration of minerals of any natural body of water. These minerals help your skin absorb and retain the water from products. With a gentle application of a product laced with the Dead Sea's water, like AHAVA's Time To Hydrate Active Moisture Gel Cream, you'll immediately notice how quickly your skin absorbs this moisturizing, leaving your skin feeling supple, replenished and invigorated.
Dead Sea MudMud masks are all the rage right now, but do you know where the mud in your mask comes from? The Black mineral mud found gracing the bottom of the Dead Sea's floor is rich in magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron. Because of the intense concentrate of minerals laced within it, the mud has a calming effect on the skin, soothing roughness, redness and cracking. Not only that, but using a product like the Time to Clear Purifying Mud Mask will not only calm enraged skin, but work deeply to purify and detox your skin for a clear, radiant complexion. You can also enter for a chance to experience these ingredients for yourself!
Red Micro AlgaeThe effect of this algae on your skin is as extreme as the environment that fosters it. Because of the high levels of anti-oxidants contained within the rare botanical extract, using something like the Extreme Firming Eye Cream is your best line of defense against environmental aggressors. In addition to resurfacing the skin, the lightweight algae-laced formula promotes cell turnover to diminish appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
MyrrhThough known for creating an earthy, warm aroma in many perfumes, this woody extract not only has a powerful effect on your senses, but your skin as well. Myrrh oil has been used medicinally since ancient times, especially for healing the wounds of men in battle. By choosing a product containing the extract, such as the Age Control Even Tone Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20, you'll not only see a more even complexion, but you'll also see a visible reduction in fine lines and a brighter, youthful appearance. Enter for a chance to turn back the hands of time with these rare ingredients! This post is brought to you by YouBeauty and Ahava.
Oct 30, 2015
Wind BurnBetween skiing, ice skating, and getting caught in the occasional blizzard, your skin can suffer some major skin strain, including windburn. Even the healthiest skin can be agitated by gusts of wind that dry it out and cause flaking and irritation, which is where Extreme Healing steps in to save the day. "SkinClinical protects and restores the skin barrier, holds in moisture and stabilizes the microcirculation that is altered by wind and cold." says Dr. Glassman.
Dry SkinProtect your skin's barrier from harsh environmental conditions by moisturizing with SkinClinical Extreme Healing Daily Treatment throughout the day and overnight. According to Dr. Glassman, scaly skin happens because a "combination of low humidity, cold and wind dry the skin and damage the skin barrier." If you're starting to see some scaly spots appear, there are a few things you can do. First, target dry spots or breakouts using the Repair Concentrate - it has double the concentration of SBD-4 for immediate hydration and deep restorative treatment on skin. In fact, consumer perception studies revealed that 100 percent of SkinClinical users saw immediate improvement in skin hydration – crazy, right? Dr. Glassman also advices adding a humidifier to your bedroom and avoiding long hot showers or skin products with alcohol in them.
Adult EczemaEczema flares can be triggered during the harsh winter season. Prevent eczema-related skin issues such as itching, scaling, and rashes by keeping your skin intensely hydrated with SkinClinical Extreme Healing, along with using other topical treatments and antihistamines your doctor prescribes. Additionally, be sure to use mild soap, avoid long showers, and stay away from scratchy clothing. It's important to also keep stress down to avoid flare-ups, which can be tough especially during the winter!
Cracked HandsWinter wind can wreak havoc on your hands, especially on those days when you forget to grab your gloves! Cracked hands caused by blustery winter cold can be painful and make even simple acts, like shaking hands or opening doors, uncomfortable. But you can combat these harsh effects with an ultra-hydrating lotion like SkinClinical's Extreme Healing topical treatment. Extra tip: Apply healing lotion right before bed, so it can get to work overnight while you're not actively using your hands (and don’t forget Dr. Glassman’s advice to use humidifiers, and avoid those long hot showers)!
Tissue IrritationOne of the worst parts of a cold is being left with sore skin after blowing your nose one time too many. "Mechanical irritation can cause mild abrasions or minor wounds," Dr. Glassman says. "SkinClinical is designed to treat wounds of this type by healing the skin barrier and improving microcirculation. This improves the metabolism of the skin and promotes healing."
CuticlesCuticles need special care just like any other part of the body, and icy air poses a threat to them, especially since they're so delicate. Be sure to wear gloves when you're outside to keep cuticles safe, and call in the help of SkinClinical Extreme Healing Double Concentrate to ensure they stay extra healthy.
Dry Neck & DécolletageYour neck is one of the first areas to show signs of aging. That's why giving it a little extra TLC is essential to preventing environmental damage. By moisturizing neck and decolletage regularly with a lotion, like the Extreme Healing Daily Treatment, will not only keep your skin supple and healthy, but also protect your skin's barrier. One of the major benefits to using this product is that it improves natural cell regeneration and natural collagen production, which will keep you looking younger longer! Dr. Glassman also recommends using a gentle cleanser and moisturize regularly to protect yourself (and don’t forget that scarf)! This post is brought to you by YouBeauty and SkinClinical.
Oct 20, 2015
Skin: FOREO LUNAIf you’re not cleansing with a device, it’s time to get with the times. The FOREO LUNA uses T-Sonic™ pulsations to remove oil and makeup residue and unclog pores, yet it’s gentle enough to use daily. When you’re done cleansing, switch it into Anti-Aging Mode, which uses lower-frequency pulsations that reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as help firm the skin. All you have to do is press it onto wrinkle-prone spots for one minute. How’s that for high-tech? Plus, it’s made of silicone, so unlike many face cleansing devices on the market, bacteria isn’t going to grow and linger—and you don’t have to shell out a pretty penny on the reg to replace the parts. To make the most of your LUNA, pair it with the complementary Day & Night Cleansers from FOREO. This smart skincare with a transformative texture was designed to match the skin’s different needs in daytime and night. The T-Sonic™ pulsations from the device help to stimulate the active ingredients so they penetrate deeper, maximizing absorption and results. // FOREO Enter now for your chance to win a FOREO LUNA!
Fitness: Skullcandy Women's XTFREEThere’s nothing more distracting during a grueling workout than having to fidget with your earbuds that keep slipping out, or untangle the obnoxious cord. These in-ear wireless earbuds use Bluetooth to connect to your device, are sweat-resistant, and engineered to stay put. With 6 hours of battery life, they should last through any and all workouts. // Skullcandy
Oral Care: FOREO ISSAWarning: You may actually start to look forward to brushing your teeth before bed. This revolutionary toothbrush, the FOREO ISSA, is made of super-hygienic silicone and works using Sonic Pulse Technology to break up and remove plaque, prevent cavities, and whiten and brighten teeth. Each head lasts for a year—yes, you read that right—and one charge lasts for up to 365 uses. The design not only makes it look chic sitting on your bathroom counter, but it also is easy to hold and flexible to reach every last corner of your gums. The silicone construction wards off bacteria growth (up to 10,000 times cleaner than regular toothbrush bristles), and it’s completely waterproof—in-shower brushers, rejoice! // FOREO Enter now for your chance to win a FOREO ISSA here!
Hair: Sarah Potempa Beachwaver S1Created by celebrity hairstylist Sarah Potempa, the Beachwaver curling iron makes getting supermodel hair a breeze. The barrel rotates in both directions, so all you have to do is place a section of hair in it, and press a button. This newer model allows you to create three types of curls—loose, beachy waves, and glam waves—making it a solid go-to for all your primping needs. // Sarah Potempa Beachwaver S1
Step Tracker: Fitbit Charge HRWith so many activity trackers out there, it’s tough to know which is worth spending your cash on. The FitBit Charge HR does everything a good one should do: tracks steps, sleep, heart rate during workouts, and resting heart rate. By constantly tracking heart rate, it gives more accurate feedback on how your activities affect things such as calorie burn. The screen even has caller ID, so you can screen calls without missing a stride. // Fitbit
Mindfulness: SpireSpire is like having your therapist sitting on your shoulder, coaching you through the tough parts of the day. The little device can detect when you’re stressed or feeling tense, and sends notifications to your phone to remind you to take a deep breath or perform other mindfulness exercises. It also tracks your stress levels so you can look back and see what places and situations to avoid next time. // Spire
Posture: Lumo LiftIf you sit at a desk all day, chances are you’ve got a serious hunching problem (if not, please share your secrets!). This little device holds attaches to the top of your shirt, inconspicuously. When you slouch, it vibrates until you sit up straight again. You can also set posture and activity goals for the day, get “posture coaching,” and check how well you’ve done, all on the simple app. // Lumo
Social Management: RinglyThe first wearable tech jewelry, Ringly fuses fashion and connectivity into one glam accesory. Instead of keeping your phone out on the dinner table (a clear sign you’re addicted to technology), wear this statement piece on your finger. You can set the ring to flash a certain color depending on whether you received a text, call, email, or other message, so you can decide if its urgent enough to pull out your cell. // Ringly
Makeup: Color Me Automatic Foundation ApplicatorIf you’re still applying your foundation with a brush (or maybe just your fingers), you might want to make way for Color Me in your makeup bag. The makeup applicator mimics a finger tapping motion to apply foundation with an airbrushed look. You can use it with any liquid foundation, BB cream, or powder, and create as much or as little coverage as you want. // Ulta
Enter to Win a FOREO DeviceOne lucky winner will win a FOREO LUNA; another will win a FOREO ISSA. Head over to our Giveaway page to enter for your chance to win! READ MORE: How to Clean Your Beauty Tools
Oct 16, 2015
20sGood skincare habits are the key to great skin throughout your life. Before the visible signs of aging become a true concern, establish a prevention routine by cleansing twice a day with a non-drying cleanser like Elemis Soothing Chamomile Cleanser, followed by a light moisturizer like Elemis Hydra-Balance Day Cream. It’s not too early to start thinking about preventing fine lines with a light eye serum that focuses on cell regeneration. Don’t forget to use a broad-spectrum SPF sunscreen every single day!
30sBecause of hormone changes, says Dr. Chiu, or external hormones like birth control pills, pregnancy, or genetics, our 30s bring pigment changes and general unevenness in the skin. We suggest combating that with a product like Elemis Cellular Recover Skin Bliss Capsules, which fights the effects of pollution and aging by promoting turnover of dead skin cells. It’s also time to up your moisturizer game to a more hydrating version like Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream.
40+Look for products that improve firming to combat the loss of volume that occurs by the time we reach 40. Become a label-hound for products like Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream Ultra-Rich, which contains Mediterranean Algae to improve skin elasticity. And since a lady never wants her neck to reveal her age, keep yourself firm all over with Elemis Pro-Collagen Lifting Treatment Neck and Bust. As we age, the skin loses oil glands, so look for a product like Elemis Pro-Collagen Advanced Eye Treatment that will hold moisture in the skin to reduce fine lines and get you looking like you did at 20… almost.
Any AgeWhat’s the quickest way to look older before your time? Whether you’re 25 or 45, we all have nights when we struggle to get a solid eight hours of shut-eye. Make up for it by brightening up those dark circles with a soothing cream like Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Eye Balm. Then reset your skin by treating yourself to a luxurious mask designed for your skin type, whether it’s the Elemis Herbal Lavender Repair Mask or Fruit Active Rejuvenating Mask. READ MORE: Genes vs. Routine: How Much of Your Skin Aging Can You Actually Control?
Oct 13, 2015