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Sun-kissed skin all year round is easier than you think!

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I’ve been finding myself pale and stressed out before weekend trips recently. Who wants to be in a bikini looking like a patchy Edward Cullen? Let’s face it, life gets crazy and laying out or scheduling a spray tan sometimes does not get done. I’ve been experimenting with self-tanners since I got my hands on some during Coachella and boy, I am addicted!

There are so many benefits you can gain from a gorgeous tan. You look better in your clothes, your teeth are brighter, you even look slimmer without working too hard for it and the confidence you gain is undeniable.

With a cabinet full of self-tanners, one stands out from the rest of them! Manna Kadar’s Bronze Beauty is my go to for a sun-kissed complexion that was very easy to achieve. You want to shower, exfoliate, and shave before you apply. Using her mitt concentrate on a small area at one time. I love that this bronzing lotion smells like a vacation and not self-tanner.

Make sure you blend really well and sleep on old sheets for the night. Wait at least 3 hours before showering off the excess and you will walk out of the shower glowing like a goddess.

Secret’s out! Grabs yours NOW!

Cover What You Can’t Correct

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Dermablend is known for its flawless coverage power, and for someone who has struggled with cystic acne and out of control oily skin—I was immediately sold. With warmer days ahead (finally!), going bare-faced is not for everyone—especially not for those with problematic skin. With that in mind, I was able to try out the Loose Setting Powder, the Cover Crème, and the Smooth Indulgence Foundation.

The Smooth Indulgence Foundation went on evenly and was very easy to blend into my skin. I used the Dermablend Professional Foundation Brush to buff it all over my face and neck. I absolutely loved the foundation’s full coverage and that it covered almost all of my scarring. I could’ve walked out the door feeling confident with just the foundation, but curious to try more, I reached for the Cover Crème. I used a Beautyblender to provide that extra bit of coverage to some pesky dark spots.

Last but not least, I topped everything off with the Loose Setting Powder. I have to say, I am thoroughly impressed by the staying power and longevity of these three products. If you are looking for makeup that WON’T sweat off as the temperature rises, you can be confident with the power of Dermablend.

Summer Skin Prep

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You can wear minimal makeup this summer and still look amazing! Here are some tips to get your skin summer-ready.

LIPS: One of the best ways to highlight great skin is with the perfect shade of lipstick. But summer time can often lead to burnt, dry, chapped lips which makes that magical lip color not appear to be so magical. Smooth and condition your lips before applying lip color with a good lip scrub. Sara Happ Lemonade Lip Scrub  is perfect for summer with a light, sweet lemon scent that will scrub those rough lips smooth.

Body:  By now you may have heard all the rage about dry brushing techniques, which provide both internal and external benefits for the body. Removing dead skin, improving circulation, improving skin texture are just a few! Our blushTV host Thu swears by it and says it makes all the difference when slipping into that bikini. After using a dry brush, she says her skin texture improved tremendously, sporting a tighter and smoother look. It even helps smooth out the appearance of cellulite!  That’s enough to get me to try it, and it’s on my list of next purchases.

Eyes:  Long, healthy lashes are in high demand and with long lashes comes more attention to the eye area so it’s important to take good care of both. My favorite eye serum right now is Vichy LiftActiv Serum 10 Eyes & Lashes. This dual action serum works quickly to firm the eye area in just 10 minutes of applying while conditioning the lashes to enhance the look, volume and shine.  Application for this serum is a bit different from most eye creams but it’s just as simple. Just massage a drop of serum on your fingertips and then close your eyes and apply with light pressure to the entire eye area. Make sure to smooth over the lash area from the inner to outer corner and do not tug or pull on the skin as it is very delicate.

Face:  Daily application of sunscreen is, of course, a must for the face, but it’s also important to give your face a break from the sun and repair any damage that has been done. Retinol is the best ingredient you can put on your skin to fend off those first signs of aging, but you need to be patient to see the results. Retinol could take months to see results so it is important to stick with it and not give up too soon.  Vichy LiftActiv Retinol HA Concentrate  contains a high concentration of pure retinol to repair the visible signs of aging while Hyaluronic acid plump and smooth skin to minimize expression lines. It only needs to be used once a day and can be layered under your other moisturizers. This is a great item to use on your face and neck to repair damaged skin just as long as you avoid over-exposure to UV rays.

Are you ready to step up your skin care game? Make great skin your best accessory this summer.

Wedding Prep Essential: PCA SKIN Perfecting Neck and Décolleté

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It’s hard to believe how quickly my engagement is flying by, but the countdown is officially on: I’m getting married in October, in just a little over four months! As you might imagine, I have a few beauty goals I’d like to meet between now and then. This post is dedicated to just one of them.

Wedding dress spoiler alert: I STILL have yet to find the one! BUT I’m pretty dead set on the silhouette I’m after (minimal and chic in a Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy kinda way, if anyone cares). Given the simple neckline this dress will inevitably showcase, I am doing everything I can to make certain that my upper body is in tip-top condition for the big day. As for the arms, that boils down mostly to working out: I’m doing tons of pushups and tricep dips and trying to incorporate more cardio into my routine. (Yeah, “trying to.” I’ve got over 4 months to go, okay?) What else is there to do, really? So there’s that. Physical labor for wedding-worthy arms.

As for my neck and chest? If only the arms were this easy! I am doing virtually no work at all to get this area looking its best, unless you count the minimal amount of effort it takes to apply PCA SKIN Perfecting Neck & Décolleté every morning and night. (l got curious about this one after seeing Heidi’s video.) I’ve been using this stuff for only a month, but can already see a positive improvement—in an area that might as well be a testimonial as to why the sun is bad and a daily skin care regimen with SPF is good, mind you! (Don’t know about you, but after sunning and tanning so many summers away during my misspent youth, I’m showing the signs of aging just about everywhere except my face, because I always had the good sense not to skip sunscreen there. Since today’s glass is half-full, yay for that.) My chest, given the delicate nature of the skin that lives there, boasts the worst evidence: fine lines, “sleep wrinkles” and, of course, age spots.

The reason that PCA SKIN Perfecting Neck & Décolleté has made a difference—the reason any skin care product will or won’t make a difference, and the only reason any product should be worthy of a splurge—is that it’s packed with targeted ingredients that work. Along with retinol—which is one of the lone anti-aging ingredients proven to rev up cell regeneration and reduce wrinkles—it’s got several different types of peptides (those stimulate collagen and over time, making our skin look smoother and younger), grape stem cell extract (for antioxidant protection) and niacinamide (to promote clearer, more spot-free skin.)

The big takeaway from this post? If you’ve got an extra minute every morning and night, you’ve got time to be doing damage control on your neck and chest.

Paprika for Beautiful Skin

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New Orleans may not be the best place for a pregnant woman to spend her Memorial Day weekend, but believe it or not, I was just there last weekend. It wasn’t just the pulsating party scene on Bourbon St. that lured me to it, nor was it just the heady mix of arts, music and paranormal culture that permeates every nook and cranny of the French Quarter. It was mostly the food (think jambalaya, gumbo and etouffée). One common denominator present in most Creole cuisine is paprika, which I just found out is also one of the best and most nutritious grubs for our skin. Here are just some of the reasons why.

  • It’s high in antioxidants. 

Did you know that 1 tablespoon of this spice is equivalent to 3,560 international units of vitamin A? That’s 71% of your daily recommended intake of vitamin A. And if you’re not sure why this is a good thing, let me remind you that vitamin A is a powerful age-defying ingredient, neutralizing free radicals as it stimulates healthy cell turnover. And it’s not just that—paprika is also an excellent source of vitamins E and C, also powerful antioxidants.

  • It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits.

Because of these properties, paprika is great for people suffering from inflammatory diseases like arthritis. Another issue it can help you with? Acne and rosacea!

  • It contains hair-boosting vitamin B6.

As a rich source of vitamin B6, paprika also helps prevent hair loss and boost your hair’s color. And if that’s not enough, this vitamin also increases your melatonin, the hormone that promotes undisturbed beauty sleep.

  • It’s low in calories, cholesterol and sodium.

Need we say more?

If these reasons aren’t enough to encourage you to make yourself a plateful of jambalaya, I don’t know what else to tell you. But if you’re not so much of a cook like me, here’s a beauty treatment you can try: Ilike Skin Care Hungarian Paprika Gel Treatment. Apply this treatment on your face and body to receive the full beauty benefits of paprika without lifting a single pot or pan!

Congratulations Jennifer Lopez on being our icon!

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We all have had the privilege of watching this astonishingly beautiful human inside and out since the beginning. Most of us remember seeing her first as Selena and have fallen in love with her again and again throughout her extraordinary career. Jennifer Lopez’s show-stopping performances, hit songs and captivating roles in countless movies all have made her a star. She is an inspiration and was rightfully rewarded during Sunday night’s Billboard 2014 Music Awards with the Icon Award. Here at DermStore, we want to congratulate our beloved JLo for receiving this well-deserved recognition. In honor of her and her flawless appearance, I’ve come up with a list of our best anti-aging and skin-perfecting products—all of which are designed to leave you with some JLo glow.

Ultraluxe’s 9 OC Age Control Complex is considered “Botox® in a bottle” and is perfect for anyone looking for instant gratification.  Equipped with antioxidants, collagen boosters and wrinkle smoothers, it is the perfect alternative to injected fillers.

Hydroxatone’s Hydrolyze Advanced Under Eye Formula is a must-have product that reduces puffiness, dark circles and wrinkles. It feels like silk between your fingertips, and when applied you can feel it tingling as it works.

Mio’s Get Waisted Body Sculpting Body Shaper is a paraben-free cream that targets fatty deposits (cellulite) on the skin’s surface through an energizing blend of coffee, oat protein, amino acids and quinoa extract. Use this along with healthy eating and exercise habits to have a tummy with smooth and tightened skin.

It is clear sun protection is imperative to battling early signs of aging and, more importantly, skin cancer. Although MDSolarSciences may not be as well-known as other mass sunscreen products, the fact that their formulations are backed by years of research should change your mind. Mineral Tinted Crème SPF 30 is a miracle worker! It doesn’t leave my skin feeling greasy, cause breakouts, or burn if I sweat while wearing it. I love the light coverage it gives, too.

St. Tropez’s Skin Illuminator in Gold is the perfect addition to any skin care regimen because it flatters all skin tone. It is a great way to give your body a JLo glow, and it smells incredible.

Ouidad offers all hair types a hydrating boost with nutrient-rich Botanical Boost Moisture Infusing and Refreshing Spray. I recommend keeping it with you at your desk or in your purse so any time those locks look thirsty you can give them a spritz.

Cheers to Jennifer Lopez!

Until next time,

Grazie Belle Donne

Better Beauty, Uncorked

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There’s one thing health experts and oenophiles (wine connoisseurs) can agree on. Red wine may be the most promising key to unlocking the mysteries of the aging process. Consumed in moderation, this potent potable has been linked to a wealth of health benefits—from disease prevention to increased longevity. Recently, attention has shifted to the effects of key wine extracts on the skin. With benefits ranging from visibly brighter skin to diminished lines and wrinkles, word from the beauty grapevine is: red wine is in!

The Beauty Benefits of Red Wine

Most of red wine’s health benefits come from its high antioxidant concentration. Studies show that antioxidants like Resveratrol can help minimize the effects of oxidative damage, which can age the skin before its time. While the most common source of oxidative stress comes from UV exposure, other causes include poor dietary and lifestyle choices, such as smoking and excess alcohol consumption.

Skin Damage Undone

Excessive exposure to UV rays and other environmental threats can lead to free radicals in the skin and body. These highly unstable molecules can cause extensive damage, often appearing in the form of early lines, wrinkles, dark spots and loss of elasticity. Antioxidants like Resveratrol sacrifice themselves to neutralize the threat and, thus, minimize the visible signs of damage.

Resveratrol in Makeup

While resveratrol has made serious inroads into the skincare market, its appearance in makeup is a recent phenomenon. A key pioneer in the red wine makeup revolution is Pür Minerals, whose newest lip , mask and cheek products boast two forms of this powerhouse ingredient: Resveratrox and Vitisin. Taken from the skin, vines and shoots of Bordeaux’s finest wine-producing grapes, these vine-fresh ingredients work to minimize the look of lip lines, expression lines and dark spots—even after the products come off!

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About the Author:

Pizzini-DrewSenior Copywriter Drew Pizzini has been the chief marketing writer and editor for Pür Minerals and CosMedix for over five years. His expertise ranges from modern skincare science to makeup trends. Based in Atlanta, Drew has contributed articles featured in national consumer and trade publications.

Call Me Ponce de Leon Because I Discovered the Fountain of Youth

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New products are constantly landing on my desk, all touting the latest and greatest technology, boasting the newest and trendiest ingredient and all of them promising to be the miracle skin solution that I have been searching for. I’ve been in the beauty business for a while and our site carries over 28,000 different products, so to say that I am jaded when it comes to beauty products is an understatement. I know the kinds of products I like—no-fuss, minimal steps—and stick with those products, unless of course something amazing and FREE winds up on my desk because, aside from being jaded, I’m cheap. Which is why, despite years of hearing how amazing it is, I have never tried the life-changing serum that is SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic. At $157.00, it isn’t the cheapest antioxidant serum out there, but my coworkers—and just about every beauty editor I have ever met—swear on their Clarasonic that this little bottle is the answer to anti-aging. Actually, I remember reading a post over a year ago on Glamour.com from one of their beauty editors. TSA would not let her take her C E Ferulic through security despite it being within the carry-on guidelines. Her options were either to throw it out and make her flight or check her bag and take a later flight. She, a beauty editor who has every product at her disposal, opted to check her bag and miss her flight rather than toss the serum. Even after reading that, I could not bring myself to purchase it.

Finally, a few weeks ago, a brand new (FREE) bottle of C E Ferulic landed on my desk and let me tell you: Oh. My. Gosh. There is a reason it has 345 5-star reviews and wins every beauty award there is. This stuff is liquid gold. After just two weeks of using it, I feel like I discovered the fountain of youth. My skin looks so much smoother and brighter, I am not constantly staring at my pores, and it even has helped a few acne scars heal! The instructions say to use 4-5 drops on your face and neck, so what I do is use the dropper to drop the product directly on my face so as to not accidently waste any of the product. Anyone who sees me doing this—using the dropper directly on my face instead of my fingertips like a normal person—would probably think I’m a weirdo, but there are very special ingredients in there that cannot be wasted! This super serum uses 15% pure L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C), 1% alpha tocopherol (vitamin E) and ferulic acid to diminish and prevent visible signs of aging. It also neutralizes free radicals, shields against UV damage, enhances collagen production and conditions and brightens the skin. Basically it does everything.

I know not everyone has a job where bottles of miracle products show up on her desk, so DermStore is giving you a chance to have a mini-miracle bottle show up on your doorstep! Six very lucky people will receive a SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic 4ml deluxe sample. All you have to do is tell me in the comments below whether or not you would miss a flight to save your favorite beauty product. Six winners will be selected at random on 5/16.

*Congrats to our winners:

1.) Natalie Dylan

2.) Jamie B.

3.) Parissa

4.) Eustacia Milusis

5,) Susan Stickney

6.) Sarah M.

 

Join Us: Live Facebook Q&A with Toppik

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Learn how you can restore volume and vitality to thin and fine hair by joining us on Facebook on Wednesday, May 14th from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. PST. We’ll be hosting a live Q&A session with celebrity esthetician Scott-Vincent Borba, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Creative Director of the innovative, at-home alternatives to costly hair treatments: Toppik.

As a renowned celebrity esthetician, best-selling author and acclaimed beauty industry entrepreneur, Scott-Vincent has the answers to all of your burning hair care concerns…including insider info on how celebrities themselves use Toppik to camouflage thinning hair, style certain ways for a younger look, make extensions look even more natural, extend the life of hair color and much more!

Scott-Vincent has been on the cutting edge of beauty innovation for over two decades, leading the cosmetic industry into the future and changing the way people think about skincare. As the Creative Director and Executive Vice President of Marketing of Toppik, he is responsible for overseeing product development, retail planning, advertising, social media, all the while acting as a global spokesperson.

With the wealth of knowledge and experience Scott-Vincent has to share, you don’t miss this FREE opportunity to get professional answers to all your burning hair care questions! Get valuable styling tips, and learn how you can get a natural, full head of hair in no time! What’s more, during the live Q&A, 3 winners will be receiving Toppik’s Hair Building Fibers 30-Day supply in their choice of color, plus a 3-piece Toppik Hair Perfecting Toolkit ($49.90 total value). To join the Q&A and be considered for the giveaway, simply use hashtag #AskToppik when you post your questions on our Facebook wall.

*The content in this Q&A is for informational use only and does not constitute a doctor/patient relationship.  Consult your personal physician for any medical questions or concerns.

Make Mother’s Day Memorable With Zents

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There isn’t a day that goes by that we shouldn’t be thanking our mothers for the gift of life, among other things. Mother’s Day is just another way to remind us to think about at least showing that appreciation for just one day. Even though a designated 24-hour period every year really is not enough, it can creep up on the best of us and sometimes we end up settling on gestures that don’t seem to take much thought. You know exactly what I’m talking about and we’ve all done it. Why make this Mother’s Day just like every other one? That’s where Zents comes in and trust me, it can help.

Zents is the brand to go to when you need more aroma in your life. This brand formulates its elite spa products with the finest essential oils and herbal extracts for body care and fragrance perfection. I love their selections because I can personally blend and select the perfect mix of body creams and perfume oils for anyone in need of an opulent gift.

Delving in luxury isn’t something that my mother aspires to do nor does she actually partake in it every day. It’s just not her style. She’s more of a sporty, fun loving, spontaneous woman with other things on her mind than material items. With 5 kids, a lifetime of accomplishments under her belt and exciting new challenges in front of her every day, her independence and drive is what defines her. For all the luxuries that she’s given us, she deserves to be pampered and doted on. She deserves to be whisked away by sweet yet subtle vanillas and pink grapefruits and polished with velvety emollients.

Sun from Zents is the perfect warm scent for her with top notes of French vanilla, heart notes of sweet blood orange and base notes of sandalwood and golden amber. Sun is for the mom who wants to spend more “me time” without visiting the spa. The body lotion is thick and hydrating without being oily or greasy, yet it ends with a powdery soft finish. The complement to the Attar Oil and the Body Lotion is the Shower and Hand wash. All of these are nutrient-rich and packed with antioxidants to inspire and renew balance within your skin. If you’re in need of a customized, thoughtful gift look no further-Zents is the brand to look to.

Why get mum something bland when you can wow her?

Want to win these SUN-SATIONAL scents from Zents? Here’s your chance! Just comment and tell us How your mother inspired you for a chance to win. 5 winners will be selected by 5/9 and will each win a SUN Shower and Hand wash, body lotion and Attar oil total value is $87!

Congrats to our 5 winners!

1.) Christy

2.) Miriam L.

3.) Elaine Velazquez

4.) Alexis Davis

5.) Jana Goldey

Winners check your emails for more info on how to claim your prizes.

 

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