Tag Archive | Skincare

FLASH SALE on AminoGenesis Lip Plumper – Wednesday, July 29 Only!

Beauty Store Depot is having a 40% off FLASH SALE on their best-selling AminoGenesis LIPS TO LOVE Instant Lip Plumper!  Save $20 and get plump, hydrated, sexy lips!  What’s not to love?

AminoGenesis Lips to Love Instant Lip Plumper

Beauty gurus love AminoGenesis Lips to Love Instant Lip Plumper and here’s why:

The miraculous oligopeptide formula penetrates instantly, increasing volume while deeply hydrating lips for a plumper, sexier pout that lasts all day long! The unique 3-speed vibrating applicator wand helps increase circulation and product penetration for maximum results.

* Triple speed vibrating wand increases absorption and formula penetration
* Lips are sexier and fuller instantly
* Special oligopeptide formula works on contact to plump lips to their maximum potential
* AminoGenesis Lips to Love Instant Lip Plumper is paraben FREE

  • Save 20% on orders $39+.  Use Code:  SOHOT  (valid until August 2)
  • FREE domestic shipping on all orders (no minimum)

20% off all OBAGI skin care products

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FREE Green Tea Masque for Mom!

Get BeautiControl’s BC Spa Baby Set on sale for $66 (reg. $76) and receive:

FREE BeautiControl Spa Warming Trend Green Tea Masque for Mom!This luxurious, botanically-enriched masque cleanses the skin of dirt, oil, and residue.  It is self-warming and phenomenal for removing blackheads.  To learn more about BeautiControl’s Spa Warming Trend Green Tea Masque, see my previous post Healthy Skin Needs Daily Maintenance.

BeautiControl BC Spa for Baby Collection

These gentle baby formulas have soothing scents of chamomile and lavender.  Moms on the go will love the no-rinse, self-foaming application of the travel-ready No-Rinse Wash.  No more crying over spilled milk!  To learn more about BeautiControl’s BC Spa for Baby Collection, see my previous post BC Spa for Baby.

BeautiControl Be Flawless Skincare case for $75!

Get premium skincare at wholesale prices

  • Save $24 on BeautiControl Be Flawless Skincare case (at-home spa treatments for face, lips, hands)
  • Offer ends at midnight CDT on Wednesday, October 29
  • Click on “Opportunity” at top of page
    Scroll down to “start now”

BeautiControl Be Flawless Skincare case for only $75!

Save $30 on Clarisonic Mia 2!

It’s no secret that I LOVE my Clarisonic Mia 2!  My previous post Clarisonic Mia, Where Have You Been All My Life?! will attest to that.  Right now you can buy one of these blackhead-busting babies for $120 ($150 reg. price) at Beauty Store Depot.  You also get a FREE Clarisonic gift with purchase (GWP) travel bag in vintage blue.

Save $30 on Clarisonic Mia 2 sonic skin cleansing system

At checkout:

  • Use code  20AA to save 20%
  • Use code CLARIBAG to receive a FREE Clarisonic travel bag in vintage blue

Clarisonic sonic skin cleansing system gift with purchase

FYI:

  • FREE samples tailored to every order
  • FREE domestic shipping on all orders (no minimum)

To learn more about Clarisonic’s Sonic Skin Cleansing System, see my previous post:

POST UPDATE:

I just read an article from a dermatologist’s blog (Dr. Bailey’s Skin Care Blog) that I follow:

Q:  Is a Clarisonic really “worth” its cost?

A:  Yes!  If you want clear and smooth complexion, the Clarisonic will most likely help get you there.  Here at Dr. Bailey’s dermatology practice, Advanced Skin Care & Dermatology Physicians Inc., we incorporate the Clarisonic into our aesthetician facial routines and our at-home skin care routines because we see both the immediate and long term benefits that the Clarisonic provides.

FREE Clarisonic Travel Bag!

Beauty Store Depot has several free gifts with purchase (GWP) available right now.  Clarisonic’s free travel bag in vintage blue caught my eye:

Clarisonic sonic skin cleansing system gift with purchase

  • FREE with Clarisonic purchases over $150
  • $20 Value
  • Use Code:  CLARIBAG

To learn more about Clarisonic’s Sonic Skin Cleansing System, see my previous posts:

Eye Cream – Fact or Gimmick?

Do we really need a different moisturizer for the delicate skin around our eyes?

In my previous post Healthy Skin Needs Daily Maintenance, I left you with a gut-wrenching skincare cliff-hanger:  Do we really need a different moisturizer for the delicate skin around our eyes?  In today’s post, I will finally reveal the answer.  Whew!  Drumroll please…..

Yes, we do need a different moisturizer around our eyes, which is the first area on the face to show signs of aging (lines and wrinkles).

Skin around the eyes differs from other facial skin in several ways:

  1. It is thinner, which makes it more delicate and vulnerable.  As we age, the skin around the eyes becomes thinner and more transparent, resulting in more visible dark circles.
  2. It is more prone to dryness.  It does not contain oil glands that secrete sebum, the skin’s natural moisture barrier.  Dry skin is more prone to wrinkle development and makes fine lines appear more prominently.  Eye creams contain more emollients (moisturizers), which fill the spaces between skin cells, causing skin to swell enough to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
  3. It gets a much greater workout.  Because our eyes are so expressive, the skin around them is constantly subjected to creasing when we laugh, smile, and squint, in addition to stretching due to puffiness.  When the skin around the eyes is void of hydration, the constant creasing of the skin will result in fine lines that can later develop into deeper wrinkles if left untreated.  Eye creams are thicker than facial moisturizers, so they will remain on thin, mobile skin better.  As we age, our skin produces less collagen, which is a protein that keeps skin strong and helps smooth out wrinkles.  Eye creams contain collagen-boosting ingredients (eg: retinol, antioxidants such as Vitamin C, and peptides).
  4. It is more prone to allergic reactions.  Facial moisturizers may contain ingredients (eg: sunscreens) that are too strong for the delicate skin around the eyes and cause stinging and burning.  Eye creams tend to be gentler than facial moisturizers.
  5. It is more prone to environmental damage.  Smoking as well as exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun can encourage the formation of wrinkles.

An effective eye cream should have the following properties:

  • An effective moisture barrier to prevent loss of hydration
  • A moisturizing complex to maintain the skin’s optimal moisture reserves
  • Ingredients to boost the production of collagen and elastin, the skin’s natural building blocks
  • High concentrations of multiple antioxidants to fight environmental aggressors and oxidation

BeautiControl’s BC Spa Facial Restructuring Eye Creme (16236) contains all of these components, along with an exclusive delivery system that allows each of the ingredients to penetrate into the layers of the skin where they will be most effective.  It helps maintain the skin’s hydration, prevent future damage, and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.  This cream is paraben-free and contains Hyaluronic Filling Spheres, which are made from hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally present in our skin and joints.  Hyaluronic acid has been shown to reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles by plumping skin and adding extra moisture.

Beauti Pick of the Month:

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References:

Jaracz, Jill. “Do You Really Need a Different Moisturizer For Your Eyes?”, health.discovery.com, accessed September 2, 2013.

NEW Microderm Abrasion For Face & Body!

I am SO excited about 4 brand new exfoliation products I just ordered from BeautiControl!  I’ll let you know what I think after I’ve been using them for a while.

Exfoliation is one of the most important treatments you can perform on your skin to help resolve certain skin problems, such as clogged pores, blemished skin, skin discoloration, dryness or rough skin – the signs of aging.  There are two types of exfoliants: chemical and physical.  Chemical exfoliants are applied and left on the skin for a short period of time, doing the work for you by dissolving away dry skin cells.  With a physical exfoliant, you do the work by using a tool to buff away dead skin cells. A combination of both physical and chemical exfoliants will give your skin the greatest results.

  • Enter exfoliation in the search box on the upper right of my blog for additional posts.

Product Buzz August 2013

NEW BC Spa Resurface Microderm Apeel for Body (19789)

  • Reveal a smoother look with this microderm abrasion treatment designed specifically for the body.  Gently exfoliates skin and removes lifeless skin cells.
  • Easy-to-use stick is perfect for quick use in the shower.
  • Helps reduce the appearance of age spots, scars, and other imperfections to boost skin’s clarity.

  • Helps prevent signs of aging like uneven skin tone, sagging skin, and dullness or lack of clarity.
  • Helps prepare skin for optimum hydration of body moisturizers and creams.
  • Helps prepare skin for smooth, even application of sunless tanners.
  • $38.50
  • 2.8 oz/80 g

Microderm Apeel Body Product

NEW Regeneration, Tight, Firm & Fill Age-Defying Moisture Veil for Body (19788)

  • Apply this ultra-light, sprayable lotion to freshly exfoliated skin to help maintain healthy, firm, youthful-looking skin.  Contains patent-pending Tri-Peptide Complex for smoother appearance.  Regularly using a moisturizer will help increase your skin’s water content and decrease water loss.
  • Helps reduce the appearance of uneven skin tone.
  • Helps skin feel soothed.
  • Helps protect skin from environmental aggressors.
  • $55.00
  • 6 fluid oz/177 mL

Body Veil

NEW BC Spa Resurface Microderm Apeel for Face (19396)

  • A breakthrough skin resurfacing treatment that combines the benefits of a chemical peel with the benefits of a microderm abrasion treatment into one product.  Use it with the NEW, waterproof BeautiControl Professional Skin Care Tool for best results.
  • $66.00
  • 2.5 oz/70 g

NEW BeautiControl Professional Skin Care Tool (19150)

  • A waterproof, battery-powered facial buffer that cleanses and exfoliates for optimal results.  Includes one replacement brush.
  • 360° rotating movement provides superior exfoliation, cleansing, and buffing.
  • Leaves skin feeling smoother and healthier-looking.
  • Pores are cleaner and clearer, which helps enhance the performance of your skin care.
  • Ergonomic design offers comfort and control.
  • Can be used in the shower.
  • $22.00

Microderm Apeel Face Product

Beauti Pick of the Month:

  • 25% off Regeneration Tight, Firm & Fill Set  (15348).
  • Set includes Eye Firming Serum (14213) and Face Creme (14242).
  • Notice immediate results thanks to high potency peptides!  Hylasponges produce “second skin” on a skin’s surface to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • $76.50  (reg. price $102)

TFF Set sale

Eye Firming Serum (14213)

  • Lightweight serum that works immediately to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin under the eyes and on the eyelids.
  • $48.00
  • 0.46 oz/13 g

Face Creme (14242)

  • Experience an immediate and long-lasting reduction in the appearance of wrinkles.  Leaves skin looking smooth and firm with increased elasticity and luminosity.  With consistent daily use, the patent-pending triple-action peptide complex creates an optimal environment for the skin to naturally produce collagen, the skin’s building blocks of youth, so skin appears firmer.
  • $54.00
  • 1 oz/28 g

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