Beauty & Personal Care

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Sustainable Youth, a newly launched anti-aging skincare line features the revolutionary ingredient alasta®, the most potent extract derived from Aloe Vera. It helps stimulate the skin’s ability to repair, restore and rejuvenate itself by enhancing immune function and attacking damage-causing free radicals.

Available at SustainableYouth.com, the line includes a lifting eye cream, firming serum, cream cleanser, moisturizing cream, and overnight serum. A great gift for beauty lovers looking to bring luxurious and rich treatments and formulas into their routines. 

Anytime Lift Eye Treatment: A great alternative to going under the knife, this luxurious serum works to lessen the appearance of crow’s feet, fine lines and wrinkles for a dramatically youthful appearance. With the help of its one-of-a-kind active complex alasta®, the most potent immunostimulatory ingredient derived from Aloe, the skin is able to repair and rejuvenate itself at a rapid pace while protecting against free radical damage. Added Darutoside, extracted from the Siegesbeckia Orientalis plant, improves skin elasticity and texture and reduces inflammation to help enhance tissue regeneration for an overall smooth surface. Gently pat a small amount morning and night around the upper and lower lids. Use under or over makeup for an instantly refreshed feeling and look.

Firming & Revitalizing Serum: Weightless yet powerful, this ultimate anti-aging serum absorbs instantly to rejuvenate skin’s surface and restore luminosity and glow. This revitalizing serum features alasta®, a patent pending, scientific discovery of the most potent immunostimulatory and concentrated anti-aging ingredient derived from inside the rind of the Aloe Vera leaf, that firms skin’s elasticity and strengthens with daily application. Additional ingredients, Green, White and Rooibos teas increase micro-circulation that revitalize and invigorate the skin and senses.  In just 8 weeks of use, an improvement of up to 72% can visibly be seen on the surface. 

Ultra Creamy Cleansing Lotion: Gentle yet effective, this luxurious cleanser is guaranteed to remove all traces of left over makeup. Formulated with cocoa seed butter, alasta® and a proprietary blend of organically grown natural extracts, it works as an anti-inflammatory that soothes and calms so skin will be left looking noticeably softer and more hydrated. To use, gently massage a small amount on skin both morning and night and rinse with warm water.

Elasticity Cream: Refresh dry skin with a daily moisturizer that soothes, hydrates and restores elasticity and firmness. Formulated with a synergistic blend of natural oils including virgin olive oil, macadamia nut oil, jojoba seed oil, virgin coconut oil and sweet almond oil, shea butter, organic natural extracts and alasta®, the Elasticity cream aids in repairing tissue damage and promotes regeneration to make skin look and feel naturally smoother and younger.

Super Boost Night Serum: Working with your natural circadian rhythm, this night serum promises to help you fake a full 8-hours of sleep. Helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and lift and firm sagging skin, the combination of vegetable proteins, alasta® and organically grown natural extracts including cucumber, white mulberry and green tea, licorice root and fig restores your skin to its natural, youthful glow and elasticity.

 


Screen Shot 2015-11-27 at 12.57.45 PMNutraStim Pro Hair Growth Laser Comb

This powerful and affordable at home hair loss treatment offers the quality and convenience of professional laser light therapy.  Using advanced low-level laser light technology to stimulate hair growth, the NutraStim Pro restores hair’s natural radiance.

Features and Benefits:

  • FDA cleared
  • Promotes hair growth
  • Fights thinning hair
  • Awakens dormant follicles
  • Helps with density and fullness
  • Utilizes low-level laser light technology from 12 lasers

How It Works:

The NutraStim Pro Hair Growth Laser Comb uses low-level laser light technology to help increase blood flow and circulation in the scalp by reducing swelling caused by the build-up of waste products and dead cells; the removal of these harmful factors brings important nutrients into the follicle and promotes regrowth and a general strengthening of the hair.

Treatment: Use NutraStim Pro Hair Growth Laser Comb for 8 minutes, 3 times per week.

Price & Where to Buy:

 

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Carmen Electra from FragranceNet.com

For the first time ever, FragranceNet.com is launching the brand new “Carmen Electra” fragrance—a sexy and playful fragrance with a seductive trail meant to stop any man in his tracks.

The brand new fragrance opens with a cocktail of Juicy Mandarin, Peach Nectar and Wild Blackberry before falling onto a bed of Gardenia Petals, Night Blooming Jasmine and Tiger Orchid. Carmen Electra describes her fragrance as “Edgy and different than anything else that our there—love my red lips on the bottle I think they are adorable, the leopard ears covering the eyes of the bottle I think are absolutely sexy.”


CVS.com

Some wonderful products are available at CVS. These include designer fragrances so you don’t have to fight the crowds and chaos at the malls and department stores this holiday season.  CVS has some great designer and celebrity fragrances that make the perfect luxurious gift.

  • Beyoncé Rise 3pc set: $21.99
  • Katy Perry Killer Queen 3pc set: $21.99
  • Taylor Swift Incredible Things ($21.99)
  • Mini Designer Fragrance Spray (varieties: Marc Jacobs Daisy, Burberry Body): $14.99 (only .13oz so perfect for traveling or for people who like to mix and match their scents)

Some other great gift ideas include:

CVS Bath Gift Set $9.99—This cute canvas tote comes packed with all essentials for an at-home day of relaxation—body scrub, bath soap, body lotion, bath salts, shower gel, cream bath and includes a sponge puff and shower cap.  Sets come in Vanilla Coconut and Sea Mineral scents. And at only $9.99 it’s a great gift for mom, grandma, your best friend or even as a hostess gift.

Restor Spa Robe $19.99—This ultra-soft robe is perfect for a relaxing day at home.  It’s a generous 44 in. in length so fits most people and is machine washable for easy care.  It comes in both pink and white.

ProFusion Elevation Kit $14.99—This multi-tier cosmetics set is perfect for completing your best look (whether you’re going for a neutral day appearance or bold night look)—includes multiple shades of shimmer eye shadow, matte eye shadow, lip color, blush and powder.

ProFusion Elevation Kit
ProFusion Elevation Kit

Dermal Detox

It’s not surprising for you to be burnt out after the holidays (and the year). Between long work hours, sleepless nights and the not-so-healthy diets you’ve succumb too during the season of endless gatherings, your skin is left to reap the benefits…or should we say detriments.

Have no fear! With the right products, a dermal detox is just what your skin needs for ultimate replenishment and prep for the New Year. Below, is a ‘Skin-Tine’ of the latest clinically-proven and chemical-free products that are sure to revive your glow in no time.

EXFOLIATE: G.M. Collin’s Active Exfoliant is a unique exfoliating powder that activates on contact with water and transforms into a frothy-mousse like texture. When gently massaged, the subtle granules eliminate impurities and sweep away dead skin cells, while enzymatic action intensifies the exfoliating effects. The formula refines the skin’s texture and enhances respiration and cell renewal. Key ingredients include Rice Powder, Papain and Bromelain. ($39, Skin1.com or GMCollin.com for spa locations nationwide)

STRENGTHEN: suki® concentrated strengthening toner is a powerful and multifunctional tonic that tackles redness, swelling, oily buildup, enlarged pores, scars, and other issues, soothing skin to help create a healthier, more balanced complexion. TLC salicylic acid™, made from white willow, cleanses and clarifies skin without drying. A healthy dose of vitamin C provides antioxidant support to keep skin looking youthful, while a potent rose concentrate, calendula, chamomile, and aloe work together to calm skin and boost radiance. Skin is left perfectly prepped for your serum and moisturizer to work as effectively as possible.  ($29.95, sukiskincare.com)

AWAKEN: DECLÉOR Intense Glow for Eyes Dark Circle Corrector is an instant and long-lasting highlighter for eyes that acts on tired skin and dark circles. Upon application the eye contours appear rested, and throughout the day the eye area remains fresh, bright and lively. Morning and night, apply a small quantity of product, massaging with the tip, from the inner corner to the outer corner of the eye. Repeat this step 2 or 3 times. Gently tap with the fingertips until the product is completely absorbed. (Launching December 2015 for $56, DecleorUSA.com)

HYDRATE: G.M. Collin Derm Renewal Gel-Cream is a skin renewing ultra-light texture that introduces a high-technology patented complex (AHC) to offer the full benefits of AHAs without the irritation. Lactic and Glycolic Acids work in synergy with Arginine to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while detoxifying and evening out skin tone. Matrikine clears damaged elastin and increases the synthesis of new collagen providing restructuring and dermo-smoothing. The skin barrier function is left reinforced to prevent water loss and provide more toned and youthful-looking skin. ($56, Skin1.com or GMCollin.com for spa locations nationwide)

PROTECT: DECLÉOR Hydra Floral BB Cream Moisture Activator SPF 20: The perfect way to lighten up your look (while keeping skin hydrated!), this BB cream combines the benefits of skincare, foundation and sunscreen for a natural “flawless” finish in one adaptable shade, suitable for all skin tones.  With each use, the complexion is perfectly hydrated and fresh for 24 hours and the skin is beautifully enhanced to reveal a smooth, luminous complexion all day long. Perfectly protected, your skin’s complexion remains beautiful and radiant. ($39, DecleorUSA.com)

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Screen Shot 2015-11-22 at 7.02.49 AMThe Perfect Holiday Glam Look (Minus the Toxins!)

The holidays are known as the time to whip out our best makeup techniques for all of the festivities. This year, why not do so with makeup that not only highlights your festive skills, but also acts as skincare?

Below is a simple holiday glam routine that will not only have your makeup art looking flawless this season, but also have the benefit of keeping the skin that way with these all-natural formulations.

• DECLEOR Hydra Floral BB Cream Moisture Activator SPF 20: The perfect way to lighten up your look (while keeping skin hydrated!), this BB cream combines the benefits of skincare, foundation and sunscreen for a natural “flawless” finish in one adaptable shade, suitable for all skin tones.  With each use, the complexion is perfectly hydrated and fresh for 24 hours and the skin is beautifully enhanced to reveal a smooth, luminous complexion all day long. Perfectly protected, your skin’s complexion remains beautiful and radiant. ($39, DecleorUSA.com)

• jane iredale PurePressed Base
• jane iredale PurePressed Eye Shadows in Steamy and Bone
• jane iredale 24-Karat Gold Dust
• jane iredale JellyJar Gel Eyeliner
• jane iredale InTouch Highlighter
• jane iredale NEW Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain – Forever Red


image005 image006Amopé

Just in time for the holiday season, Amopé is launching two new products to make your at home beauty routine easier than ever. Introducing the new Amopé Extra Coarse Pedi Perfect with Diamond Crystals and the Amopé Electronic Nail Care system.

The Amopé Pedi Perfect Extra Coarse Electronic Foot File with Diamond Crystals contains finely ground diamond crystals and an extra coarse Micralumina roller head for maximum exfoliation of the feet. With its roller surface, this innovative electronic foot file smoothes and softens calluses in a matter of minutes, leaving you with silky and smooth feet you’ll want to show off. 

Once your feet are prepped and ready, you’ll need a manicure to match! The new Amopé Electronic Nail Care System is the perfect way to keep your nails looking natural and shiny. You’ll achieve visibly shinier nails after just one use – in a fraction of the time it takes using a manual file. The Amopé™ Electronic Nail Care System is battery operated and includes three attachments that file, buff and shine the nails. It boasts two speed settings for optimal control, and is easy to use on fingers and toes.

Whether you are looking for the perfect gift or for a way to pamper themselves during the holiday season at a low cost, Amopé Pedi Perfect Extra Coarse Electronic Foot File with Diamond Crystals and the Amopé Electronic Nail Care System is sure to deliver!

Both products are now available at Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Amazon, Bed Bath and Beyond.


Screen Shot 2015-11-22 at 7.09.30 AMMerle Norman Holiday & Winter Color Collection

Merle Norman has a great, budget-friendly gift set, in addition to some beautiful, festive colors in their limited edition collection. Check out what’s in store this holiday season:

Pucker Up Lip Set
It’s time to pucker up and let your lips do the talking. This set is over-the-top glam with the fan favorite Lip Pencil Plus in three sweet shades; Spice Sachet, Sweet Marmalade and Sugared Plum. Packed inside the sequin red case, the gift set is ready for every chic chick on the go! (SRP: $40)

Winter Color Collection
“Shade Shifting” Shadow – Magical ($15): What makes this shade special? Apply Magical over any shadow to transform the existing shade. It features a base that is nearly transparent, so it will add a rosy, pearlized effect while still allowing the shade underneath to shine through. It’s a great way to add dimension to any shadow…especially that shade you tend to grab every day!

Brilliant Dimension Eye Shadows ($15 each): Semi-matte colors Be a Gem and Get Toasty bring a soft velvety finish of rich colors to the lids. Festive, luminous shades include City Lights, Velvet Orchid, Phenom, Gold Rush, Night Devine and Silver Lining.

Merle Norman Color Stripes in Sweet Cheeks ($25) is flushed with perfect pinks and warm neutrals to contour and add color to all skin tones

Merle Norman Color Stripes in All Aglow ($25) is a highlighter compact to create a soft, luminous glow. So simple to use, simply swirl your brush across the shades and sweep onto cheeks!


image001 image002Moodmatcher

Whether you’re spending your days and nights on the ski slopes, in front of the fire or at a fun holiday party with your new fling, looking your best all day and night long is a must. Moodmatcher Twist Sticks, a collection of 6 vivid, hi-definition long-wear lipsticks, not only have 12 hour staying power to keep you looking your best all day long, but they’re also made to react with your lips and create the perfect shade that matches your vibe.

Available in a variety of colors including pink, orange, red and yellow, the Twist Sticks will be the perfect stocking stuffer for any woman since it will last long after their winter excursions and date nights out.


Everyone Brand

We all love when our skin looks and feels amazing, but who wants to shell out the money for the good stuff? If you’re looking for a great gift that will not only keep your budget in check this holiday season, but also keep your recipient’s skin feeling refreshed and restored all year long, look no further.

The Everyone Brand, makers of pure, plant-based products for every body and priced for every budget, has put together the perfect gift package exclusively for Target. The set includes 3-in-1 Soap, perfect for a cleansing shampoo, invigorating shower or a fragrant, luxurious bath, and 3-in-1 Lotion, light enough for your face yet hydrating and moisturizing enough for your hands and body. The set is priced at just $9.99 and makes a fun, affordable, quality gift no matter who you’re shopping for.


image001NuFACE Mini Microcurrent Facial Toning Device ($179 at QVC.com)

NuFACE mini is a petite, portable microcurrent facial toning device that’s FDA-cleared for facial stimulation. The innovative NuFACE technology uses gentle microcurrents that work to stimulate the skin on the areas of the face–such as the forehead, cheekbones, and jawline–to provide a five-minute facial lift and help improve your skin’s appearance. The NuFACE mini is petite, portable, and powerful! Available in Black, White, Petal Pink and Pinktini.


image002NEST Fragrances Midnight Fleur Gift Set ($109.98 at QVC.com)

A luxurious NEST Fragrances gift set featuring an eau de parfum, body cream and a body wash in the Midnight Fleur scent, which is  an evocative fragrance of exotic woods and black amber, blended with sensual notes of night-blooming jasmine and vanilla orchid.


image003Edward Bess Precious Pearl Perfector and Under-Eye Illuminator Gift Set ($77 at QVC.com)

Make the holidays a bit brighter with this gift set from Edward Bess that includes:

Precious Pearl Perfector Primer & Illuminator – A skin-perfecting miracle born from the heart of the Black Sea. This decadent cream harnesses the iridescence of precious pearl to impart a veil of awe-inspiring luminosity and luster to the face.

Precious Pearl Undereye Illuminator – A marvelous under-eye illuminator that instantly illuminates the appearance of dull, tired looking eyes with a veil of pearlescent luminosity to lighten the appearance of dark shadows.