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Eyelash Enhancer (0.16oz.)

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What it is:
A lash enhancement formula for a longer, fuller looking lash line.

What it’s used for:
This physician-tested, non-irritating lash enhancement gem completely transforms the appearance of your lashes. If you desire a lash line that looks thick, long and full, SmartLash is the formula for you. The prostaglandin-free blend frees you from the harsh side effects of other lash enhancement products, and is ophthalmologist-approved for wearers of contact lenses and sensitive eyes. Results may be seen in as little as seven days! Also beneficial for brow enhancement.In clinical studies, participants experienced:

  • Up to a 68% increase in the appearance of lash length!*
  • 100% saw an increase in the appearance of eyelash length, fullness and thickness after 30 days.
  • 100% indicated a superior performance of this product when compared to previously used eyelash enhancement products.
  • 100% said they feel like they need less mascara.
  • 100% would recommend SMARTLASH to a friend.

*Results based on a 60-day independent clinical study with product application twice a day.

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Cosmetics: Brow and Lash Enhancer

Ingredient: Peptides

Application Area: Eyelashes , Eye Area

Extreme Night Treatment (1.7oz.)

Price: $72.00
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What it is:
A concentrated anti-aging treatment to help fortify skin and boost moisture levels.

What it’s used for:
AHAVA Extreme Night Treatment delivers exceptional moisture to the skin while helping strengthen your skin’s immune system, resulting in a more age-resilient complexion. Ingredients derived from the Dead Sea and AHAVA’s Osmoter along with Himalayan essences boost collagen production and help smooth wrinkles and fine lines. Every morning, your skin will feel firmer, smoother and supple.

Treats These Conditions: Anti-Aging, Firmness, Fine Lines & Wrinkles
Suitable For These Skin Types: All
Ingredient: Peptides , Vitamin E
Skin Care: Treatment
Application Area: Face, Neck

Pronto Dry Styling Heat Protect Spray (4oz.)

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What it is:
A fast-drying thermal spray for shielding your hair against heat styling.

What it’s used for:
Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Heat Protect Spray safeguards your strands from the damaging heat emitted from styling tools like curling irons and flat irons. Formulated with keratin to nourish, strengthen and protect, your locks will remain healthy, shiny and resilient. It also works to refresh your tresses, allowing you to reshape and restyle.

Ingredient: Dimethicone
Application Area: Hair
Natural and Organic : Paraben-free

Amazing Base SPF 20 – Natural (0.37oz.)

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What it is:
An incredible loose mineral foundation with broad spectrum sun protection.

What it’s used for:
Amazing Base® SPF 20 is formulated with 100% natural minerals and extracts to provide exceptional coverage of impurities, dark circles and discoloration. It acts as a concealer, foundation, powder and sunscreen, helping to save you time while applying makeup. Ideal for skin conditions such as eczema, acne and rosacea, this formula is free of skin-irritating oil, talc, dyes and parabens. It controls oil and shields the skin from UVA and UVB rays with SPF 20 broad spectrum sun protection. The powder is so fine, it feels creamy on the skin, and will not leave the complexion looking crêpe-like or dull.

Jane Iredale Amazing Base is now recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation, which means you can trust this popular product to provide SPF 20 water-resistant sun protection without causing sun sensitivity or skin irritation.

3-in-1 Daily Moisturizer (2fl oz.)

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What it is:
Oil-free daily moisture for normal and combination skin.

What it’s used for:
3-in-1 Daily Moisturizer is formulated with fine line-filling hydrating hyaluronic acid and nourishing seaweed extract to promote skin health, increased cellular growth and suppleness. Red tea extract supplies 50 times more antioxidant benefits than green tea, an action which heals skin and keeps it healthier by diminishing inflammation and free radical activity. Ideal for normal and combination skin types, and suitable for daily use.

Treats These Conditions: Free Radical Protection
Suitable For These Skin Types: Combination, Normal
Skin Care: Moisturizers
Application Area: Face
Physician Strength: Spa Exclusive

6 Percent Skin Bleaching Cream (2oz.)

Price: $59.00
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What it is:
A triple-action skin lightening serum for age spots, freckles or melasma.

What it’s used for:
Formulated with hydroquinone, kojic acid and bearberry extract, this innovative brightening cream forms a two-tiered approach against skin discoloration. It diminishes the appearance of existing hyperpigmentation spots while inhibiting the development of future spots. This unique approach allows it to have more pronounced, longer-lasting effects than many other skin lightening products. Its formula even stays stable for up to two years, allowing it to address new discolorations when they eventually appear.

Treats These Conditions: Melasma, Hyperpigmentation
Suitable For These Skin Types: All
Ingredient: Hydroquinone, Vitamin E
Application Area: Face
Physician Strength: Medical Grade


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Elemental Herbology Facial Detox Skincare- A Complexion Clearing Blend Mask

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Elemental Herbology Facial Detox

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A complexion-clearing blend of astringent Amazonian clay, exfoliating oat flour and anti-inflammatory manuka honey, aloe and calendula to rapidly regulate spot-prone, irritable skin. Elemental Herbology is committed to responsibly sourcing only premium grade herbs, flowers, minerals and actives, for a formula that’s as kind to the environment as it is to your skin.

* Key ingredients: kaolin, water, beeswax, black tea ferment, manuka honey, cinnamon, aloe, oat kernel flour, fig fruit extract, sunflower seed oil, calendula flower oil, lavender oil, eucalyptus leaf oil, tea tree leaf oil, essential oils

* 2.5 fl oz

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Actress Megan Fox Posted A Series Of Photos On Facebook Proving She Doesn’t Use Botox

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Megan Fox has just posted a series of photographs on her Facebook fan page in order to prove once and for all, she doesn’t use Botox.

In an album titled, “THINGS YOU CAN’T DO WITH YOUR FACE WHEN YOU HAVE BOTOX“, the actress makes several funny faces, displaying her skin’s superior flexibility.

This should prove everything.

In the same issue she also advised against plastic surgery. “I would encourage anyone to first speak with a therapist. To try and figure out where this want comes from, because a lot of times it’s not related to your teeth or your nose or your chin, the surgery is not going to alleviate that insecurity for you.”


Papaya Facial Mask Minimize’s Wrinkles Making You Look Younger

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Papaya is a tropical fruit, sweet and aromatic, and what is best, is extremely rich in vitamin A and contains a good amount of vitamin B5. Both vitamins are deeply related to the hydration of the skin and hair pigmentation.When you apply a mask of papaya, the fruit helps the cleansing and moisturizing your skin in depth. To prepare a face mask at home, just put in the blender a piece of papaya pulp and add 2 or 3 tablespoons of honey. The bats well until a smooth paste and apply it on face for 20 minutes. Then rinse with warm water and repeat this process once a week.

Unfortunately, not all of us have the funds for a fancy facial or a store-bought facial mask to help alleviate the visual signs of stress. Lucky for you though, we dug up a homemade facial mask recipe from Daisy Tang, founder of Aspara Aromatics, and it’s not just any ol’ home facial mask, but a papaya facial mask (yup, we’ve gone tropical on you). Papaya has enzymes in it similar to alpha hydroxy acid, which helps minimize wrinkles, and in turn will make you look less stressed. To boot, while you apply this facial mask, you can close your eyes and pretend you’re on an island somewhere far, far away from life’s craziness.


In addition to being wallet-friendly, this homemade facial mask is super easy to make. In fact, it only involves three ingredients: oatmeal, honey and — wait for it — papaya. You most likely have the first two in your pantry, right? So all you need to do is pick up the latter from your local market.


Here’s how to make a homemade facial mask:

Papaya Homemade Facial Mask Ingredients:


3 tablespoons of blended papaya

1/3 cup oatmeal

1 tablespoon honey


Directions: Mix all of the ingredients together. Spread mask all over your face and leave on for 10 minutes. Then, rinse off the homemade mask with warm water.



Update Your Daily Beauty Routine For Spring And Summer Months

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Now that the last traces of winter are gone for good, you can pack away your cold-weather beauty regimen too (well, at least for the next six months!). Warmer temps and the changes in climate call for a few tweaks to your daily routine. Here, advice from the pros for updating your skin, hair and makeup to welcome the season.

Hydrate Strands

Rescue your winter-parched hair from months of bouncing back and forth between icy outdoor air and drying indoor heat, says Matrix artistic director Nick Stenson, owner of Chicago’s Caviar Salon. A conditioning mask can rejuvenate dry hair by restoring shine and vitality, says Stenson. Try Oscar Blandi Trattamento di Jasmine Smoothing Hair Treatment ($26; It repairs damaged hair by delivering intense moisture, resulting in a silky-soft and shiny mane.
Trim Your Tresses

Even if you’re not ready for a whole new ’do, a good trim can bring your hairstyle back to life, says Stenson. “On average, hair grows at a rate of about a half-inch per month. That winter outgrowth has been subjected to regular wear and tear as well as the ravages of wind and changing weather,” he says. Getting rid of that last inch or so will make your mane look healthier and fuller. Use a product like MATRIX Sleek.look Sealing Serum ($15; for salon locations) to protect against future damage without weighing hair down.

Brighten Up Your Locks

After months of gray days, “mimic what the sun does naturally by adding dimensional highlights to your hair,” says Stenson. “Even a few well-placed foils around the face will brighten up your complexion and accentuate eyes and cheekbones,” he says. If you’re a bit shy about color, ask your stylist to try a demi-permanent color, which is ammonia-free and gentler on your hair, to add subtle tones. Or try an at-home highlighting kit, like L’Oréal Paris Touch-On Highlights ($12.99; It comes with a small fine-tooth plastic brush that fits right on your fingertip, so you can easily control where you put the highlighting mixture.

Give Your Hair a Chance to Breathe

Stop fighting the weather and let your hair dry naturally, says stylist and curl expert Ouidad. “When you let your hair air-dry, the scalp’s natural oils have a chance to penetrate strands to help nourish any damage caused by hot tools,” she says. But when it gets warmer, there’s more humidity in the air, which means more frizz. The best way to control curly or coarse hair that dries au naturel is to use a product that repels humidity, like Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel ($19.80; The formula blocks out excess humidity that creates frizz and flyaways by protecting the hair shaft and preventing strands from expanding.

Create a Lighter Canvas

Just as you change your wardrobe for warmer weather, your skin needs a lighter coating of makeup too, says celebrity makeup artist Jackie Gomez, whose clients include Beyoncé and Marisa Miller. Instead of sticking with foundation, which is great for winter months but too heavy for springtime, add a tinted moisturizer to your daily routine. “These formulas are sheer but still hydrating enough to provide your skin with an even tone and fresh look,” says Gomez. “They balance your complexion and make you look dewy rather than cakey or greasy,” she says. Try Aveeno Positively Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 ($14.99; It’s made with light diffusers that brighten and smooth your skin tone.

Get a Creamy Flush

Cream blushes tend to last longer than powder formulas when your skin gets warmer, says Gomez. A brighter color, like a pop of pink or peach on the apples of your cheeks, “will make you look more fresh and youthful,” she says. Try Laura Geller Air Whipped Mousse Cheek Color ($26; It’s sheer, lightweight, loaded with vitamins A, C and E, and all you need to do is swipe it on your cheeks with your fingertips.

Go for Gilded Shades

Bronze and gold hues in eyeshadow, lipgloss and bronzer are flattering on every skin tone, says Gomez. The beauty of these shades is that they evoke the look of a tan without your having to step out in the sun. Nervous about the shimmery shades? Gold shadow doesn’t have to be bold. If you wear a subtle swipe across the lid, it can be sophisticated enough for the office. Try Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Bronzer, Blush and Eyeshadow in Vegas Strip ($11.99; It has everything you need for a pretty look in one compact.

Slough Away Dead Skin

Spring is the perfect time to get rid of dull winter skin and increase cell turnover to make way for a fresh, radiant complexion, says Heather Woolery-Lloyd, MD, director of Ethnic Skin Care at the University of Miami. Gently exfoliate the skin with a product that’s not too harsh or irritating. Try Specific Beauty Exfoliating Cleansing Cloths ($6.99; They contain aloe, green tea and vitamin E, and have textured beads on one side to gingerly exfoliate and rejuvenate your skin.

Forgo Heavy Face Cream

Switch from a heavy winter face cream to a lighter lotion so you don’t clog pores in warmer weather, says Dr. Woolery-Lloyd. Since the temperature is more humid, you won’t have to worry about your complexion getting as dry. Try Neutrogena Healthy Defense Liquid Moisturizer SPF 50 with Helioplex ($14; This lightweight daily moisturizer is noncomedogenic, so it won’t cause breakouts, and it provides a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin from harsh UVA and UVB rays.

Clean Your Skin More Thoroughly

As the mercury rises, your skin naturally produces more oil. This means you’ll need to cleanse away sweat and grime more deeply than you would in the winter, says Dr. Woolery-Lloyd. Skin can handle a more penetrating cleaning in spring and summer because there’s more humidity in the air, so your complexion is less likely to dry out. Try Clean & Clear Advantage 3-in-1 Foaming Acne Wash ($6.49; Ingredients like salicylic acid help prevent future breakouts while a special complex dissolves surface oil.

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Nivea Celebrates 100 Years Global Campaign With Singer Rihanna

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Beiersdorf will look to capitalize on Nivea’s heritage, while using one of the hottest young performers, in an estimated $1.4 billion global campaign for the skin care line that is turning 100. The campaign begins May 15.

The TV and print components will begin with a focus on the well-known cream in the blue tin, which will be followed by spots and pages for other products in the portfolio. Rihanna’s single “California King Bed” will be the soundtrack of the 100th anniversary effort.

Contests to win tickets to her concerts — Nivea is sponsoring her U.S. and European tours — will be staged on the Web and in retail stores. Products purchased in 40-plus countries will offer a code to download Rihanna music on the Nivea Web site.

A Nivea bus will accompany the Rihanna tour, as will a local blogger.

Facebook and YouTube will be deployed to piggyback off Rihanna’s popularity, where one option is to integrate oneself in a Rihanna video via the Nivea Facebook page. About $100 million of the budget will be used in the digital realm.

Markus Pinger, a Beiersdorf board member who oversees the brands, stated that “people only feel comfortable in their skin if they are happy about the way they look.” Only about 10% of women worldwide have that confidence, according to research.

Last November, Draftfcb was named Beiersdorf’s sole global agency for its entire brand portfolio.

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Skincare: Keeping Skin Clear From Summer Breakouts

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by Jessica Smith, REDBOOK

Going to the gym, talking on your cell phone and touching your face mindlessly can take a toll on your skin and now combined with warmer temperatures, you may find yourself fighting breakouts more than during the winter months.

We asked esthetician Lauren Braha, owner of Le Petit Skin Retreat in Miami, Florida, for a few easy tips on how to have clear skin, all year round:

1) Use hydrogen peroxide like a toner. “It kills the bacteria, which is in essence what causes breakouts,” says Braha. Hydrogen peroxide works best, as opposed to alcohol that will only dry out your skin, not disinfect it. Use it after a sweaty workout or a long cell phone conversation to kill anything that might be creeping into your pores.

2) Wash, rinse and repeat. Especially if you have oily skin or wear a lot of makeup in warmer months, you need to be washing your face twice. “The first time you use a cleanser it doesn’t cut through the oil”, says Braha. “The second time you wash, you will get under the first layer and, if you are using a glycolic or salicylic acid wash, allow the ingredients a chance to work on your skin.”

3) Exfoliate! Braha says everyone knows this already (But do we do it?). You may know about exfoliation, but here is why it’s so important: Exfoliating your skin takes off all the dead skin cells that are blocking your pores (translation: causing your breakouts). She advises exfoliation one to three time per week, depending on your skin type, and the strength of the exfoliator. We love the Neutrogena Wave for nightly use as a deep cleanser and exfoliator ($9.99, CVS).

Jessica Smith is a certified fitness lifestyle expert and creator of the 10 Pounds Down DVD series.


Skincare: How Important Is Your Skin When It Comes To Your Face?

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When it comes to our appearance, we all want something we don’t have—you know, sculpted abs, thighs that don’t touch. For me, it’s flawless skin. When I see a model or celebrity with clear, beautiful skin, I turn green with envy. My skin is decent (I even get compliments on it sometimes), but I still battle with mild acne here and there.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, I’m not the only one—nearly 85 percent of Americans are affected by acne at some point in their life. But we’re not going down without a fight! Take me for example: I recently stopped taking birth control pills, but after an increase in breakouts, I’m ready to refill my prescription (like yesterday). I took a stroll around the Allure office to see if my coworkers were also taking measures in the name of pretty, spot-free skin. Here’s what I found:

* “Even though I get bottles of free moisturizer at work, I pay $50 for Vivité Replenish Hydrating Cream—a rich, but oil-free moisturizer I discovered at my derm’s office. It’s the only thing that fixes my dry and breakout-prone skin. I’ll never use anything else,” says assistant editor Daisy Shaw, whose teenage brother also swears by the stuff.

* “I was so desperate for clear skin that I let Allure post pictures of my pimples in the magazine in an acne makeover story. It was so embarrassing! But I was hooked up with a dermatologist and put on Differin lotion and Clindagel, prescribed antibiotics that have really helped my skin,” says editorial assistant Sophia Panych.

* “I walk around my apartment with chalky pink dots on my face thanks to Mario Badescu Drying Lotion and white Biore strips across my nose in front of my roommate,” confesses editorial assistant Alison Caporimo.

* “I once faked an injury and put a Band-Aid over a zit to cover it up!” says web editor Fiona Gibb.

* “I banned myself from shopping for skin-care products in the drugstore and can only use the prescription-strength stuff. And it’s not for a pimple here and there, I do it all of the time to maintain clear skin,” says associate editor Kate Sullivan.

How important is clear skin to you? And what do you do to get it?

Let’s talk about skin care lines and the products that will help your skin the most .


Can you have flawless skin?

Yes, but there are several factors that need to be addressed first.

* What effects hormones are playing in your body.

* How much sun damage you’ve subjected yourself to over the years.

* How healthy you eat.

* What skin care products your using and do they have any harmful or irritating ingredients.

Lots of skin problems are caused by the skincare products, skin treatments and skin cosmetics you use to try to prevent them. Skin care products should not irritate the skin. Avoid products with strong alcohols, mineral oil, paraffin wax, chemical fragrance and dyes, soaps and animal or human by products when you can. When you do, you’ll see big difference in the way your skin looks and feels.

Before you jump into skin care line, you need to Determine Your Skin Type. You may have dry, normal, combination, oily or acne skin or you may be dealing with aging, rosacea or other skin problems and you need to use a line that that will target those specific problems and concerns.


Anti Aging Skin Care

Aging can’t be completely eliminated, but it can be seriously reduced. There is no magic anti aging product that will take away all your skin wrinkles, lines and sagging skin, so don’t get your hopes up. But the benefits you’ll see and feel when you start using a really good anti-aging line, will be amazing.

What causes aging? Aging is caused by sun damage, genetics, loss of estrogen hormone, bone loss, fat loss in the face, and cell damage that makes the skin thin, dry with less bounce back.

I believe all skin care lines should be anti-aging, but that’s just not the case. So, if your dealing with aging, which can start in your mid thirties, switch to a full anti aging skin care line.

Anti aging products are full of antioxidants. They have the ability to reduce or prevent some of the damage that destroys your skins function and looks. There are hundreds of antioxidants each line uses a different combination.

Anti aging skincare is made for all skin types except acne. If you have acne and aging, combine products from both lines to get the best results.

Here are the main products that you’ll see in a good anti aging skin care line. You’ll want to use these products morning and night. Never sleep with your makeup on.

Anti Aging Wash or Cleanser – Gently cleans, hydrates and delivers moisture. It removes makeup and left over dirt and oil without stripping or drying out the skin.

Anti Aging Toner – Refreshes the skin and leaves it smooth and soft. Removes any trace of makeup or cleaner that might not have rinsed off thoroughly. A good toner will be pH correct to the skin, which balances it and eliminates that tight feeling you sometimes get after you wash your face.

Anti Aging Serum – Serums are very unique. Because of the thin, silky consistency, they are able to spread and absorb quickly and deliver ingredients way down deep into the skin.

Anti Aging Day Moisturizer – Moisturizing will help lesson aging signs which let’s your makeup look so good. Day moisturizers have the added benefit of a sunscreen to keep even more aging from happening.

Anti Aging Night Moisturizer – Night moisturizers have no sunscreen like their day counterpart. They can absorb into the skin quickly and target areas, since your free of makeup while you sleep.

Anti Aging Eye Cream – Do you need any eye cream? Yes, if you have dark circles or puffy under eye area. Eye creams have ingredients inside to help lighten dark circles, and reduce puffiness. If you don’t have these problems, just apply your day moisturizer around the eye area instead.


Oily Skin Care and Acne Skin Care

If you have oily skin, blemishes, or acne skin, use an Acne Skin Care Line.

Teens aren’t the only ones that fall into this category. It happens to lots of women into their 40’s and 50’s. If you’re have both acne and aging issues, combine products from both lines so treat both problems.

The main ingredient in acne products is salicylic acid. This is made from aspirin which we all know is a major inflammation reducer. Acne skin care have other ingredients like Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA), which helps to unglue the outer layer of dead skin cells which, improve texture, smooth the skin, absorb extra oil, unclog the pores and allow moisturizer to be better absorbed.

Even if you have oily skin, you still need to moisturize. So many acne lines are way to harsh and dry out the skin. That’s why they offer a lightweight moisturizer that has no wax or emollient ingredients that clog pores.

Here is what products you should use in a good acne skin care line -

Acne Face Wash – Soap free so it won’t clog pores. Cleans the skin gently without stripping or causing redness or irritation. Lightweight, oil free. Full of Salicylic acid.

Acne Toner – Alcohol free with Salicylic acid. Removes the excess surface oils, reduces redness and irritation.

Acne Day & Night Moisturizer – Oil free, with Salicylic acid will moisturizes the skin with a matte appearance. Most acne lotions have no sun screen so you can use the same product for day and night. Because of this, get a face sunscreen that wont clog pores to apply after the moisturizer but under your makeup.

Acne Spot Treatments – This product is applied to any blemish to give it some extra salicylic acid to help clear it up fast.

Do You Need An Eye Cream? – Only if you have dark circles, puffy under eyes or are showing signs of aging around the eyes. If you do, get an anti aging eye cream and it will reduce all those issues.


Dry Skin Care

Do you have dry, flaky, rough skin? Does your face feel tight after it’s washed? Unfortunately, those with dry skin tend to show signs of aging earlier and it’s more prominent, so if you have dry skin and aging issues, switch to an anti aging line instead.

Dry skin is caused by hormone imbalance, sun damage, and harsh products that irritate the skin. The good news is you can improve things by using a humidifier while you sleep, using sunscreen, balancing your hormones, exfoliate dead skin cells each week, and using a really good skin care system made for dry skin.

Companies usually manufacture these products as normal/dry skin care.

Hydrating Cleanser – Removes makeup and cleans the skin leaving it hydrated without feeling tight or itchy.

Hydrating Toner – Hydrates the skin and leaves it ready for moisturizer.

Day Moisturizer – Dry skin needs moisture more than anything. This is a super moisturizer with sunscreen added to help prevent aging.

Night Moisturizer – Super moisturizer that won’t clog pores without sunscreen since your sleeping and won’t need that added ingredient. Find a line that is not thick or greasy, but super emollient.

Do You Need An Eye Cream? – Only if you have dark circles, puffy under eyes or showing signs of aging. If you do, get an anti-aging eye cream and it will target all those issues.


Normal Skin Care

If you have normal skin, consider yourself blessed. Small pores, great texture and your skin looks and feels awesome all the time. You might have a tiny bit of dry areas on the checks or a bit of shine, but never too much.

You can use either an anti aging skincare, dry skin treatments, or combination skin care lines made for those with normal skin type.


Combination Skin Care

Combination skin is part oily and part dry. Usually oily in the “T” zone and dry on the cheeks and around the eyes. If this sounds like you, you’ll benefit from using skin care products from both a dry and oily/acne line.

Your goal is to balance, hydrate, absorb oil, and leave a shine free matte look in the oily areas. Using ingredients that are oil free and wont irritate the skin will help you look flawless.

Here’s what to use….

Wash – Use just one wash cleanser from the oily/acne line. A cleanser with salicylic acid will control the oily parts, but won’t do damage to the dry side. You’ll save money purchasing just one wash cleanser.

Toner – Use one toner for the entire face. Not too much hydration, more of a balancing toner from either the anti-aging or oily/acne line. You’ll save money with getting just one toner.

Day Moisturizer – Use 2 different day moisturizers . An acne/oily moisturizer from the acne oily line for the “T” zone. You’ll need to get an added oil free sunscreen to put over the top of your acne oily skin care. Then, use a anti-aging or dry skin day moisturizer with sunscreen for the cheeks and eye area.

Night Moisturizer – Use 2 different night moisturizers. Remember, these come without sunscreen, since you’ll be sleeping and wont need it. Again, a night moisturizer from the acne skincare and oily skin care line for the “T” zone and use an anti aging or dry skin night moisturizer for the cheeks and eye areas.

Do You Need An Eye Cream? – Only if you have dark circles, puffy under eyes or showing signs of aging. If you do, get an anti-aging eye cream and it will reduce all those issues.

Skin Lightening

If you struggle with uneven pigmentation on your face, chest, arms or hands and it shows itself in freckles, age spots, or your skin looks either lighter or darker than normal in certain areas, you’ll benefit from using a skin lightening product line.

Skin pigmentation problems happen when the body produces either too much or too little of the pigment melanin. Skin discoloration is caused by hormones, and too much unprotected sun exposure.

There are lots of non prescription ingredients added to skin lightening products and get amazing results. Depending on the skin care line you use, here are the top ingredients; Azelaic acid, kojic acid, glycolic acid, bearberry extract, mulberry extract, white mulberry, paper mulberry, arbutin, alpha hydroxy acids, lactic acid, glycolic acid, vitamin C, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, L-ascorbic acid, ascorbyl glucosamine, ascorbic acid.

Always use a healthy sunscreen, inside your skin care or foundation and you’ll do some serous prevention.

When you use skin lightening products, use them under an anti-aging skin care line.

Brightening Day Cream with Sunscreen – Works all day to brighten the skin, reduce the appearance of freckles, age spots, skin discoloration. Has added sunscreen to prevent more.

Brightening Night Serum – Works same way as day cream without added sunscreen.

Age Spot Targeted Treatment – Apply directly to the worst areas to speed up skin brightening and reducing spots.

Brightening Hand Therapy with Sunscreen – Made to apply to your hands, arms and chest. You can use your day and night cream instead, but some will like the simplicity of skin lightening in a hand cream.


Chemical & Mechanical Exfoliants

Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA), Alpha Hydroxy Acid(AHA) Facial Masks Scrubs, and Enzyme Peels are all products with ingredients you can use to remove the dead skin cells from your skin each week.

* Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) – Made for people who have acne and oily skin. BHA is an active ingredient is many acne and oily skin care systems that works automatically (chemically) in removing these dead skin cells while you’re wearing the product. This product is to be used daily.

* Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) – This exfoliating ingredient is best for those with dry or aging skin. Most skin care systems made for those skin types will have AHA ingredients that exfoliate and remove dead skin cells while you are wearing the product. This product is to be used daily.

* Facial Scrub – This product is a mechanical exfoliant. Meaning, you use ‘finger power’ to rub the product on your skin and the course ingredient inside removes the dead skin cells. These are best to use once each week.

* Facial Mask – Facial masks are made for both AHA and BHA exfoliants. Made to use once a week. Leave on for 20 minutes and remove. You can find AHA to be used for those with aging, dry and combination skin. BHA masks are best for those with oily and acne skin types.

* Enzyme Peels – These are usually AHA exfoliants and work on chemically removing dead skin cells while you are wearing the product. Peels can be done at a one time sitting like a mask that you let sit on your skin for 20 minutes. I prefer the peels that you wear overnight as part of your skin care.


Protect Skin With Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock Spf 55

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The best way to keep your skin from getting wrinkled, saggy, and speckled is sunscreen, SPF 30 at the minimum. Broad-spectrum formulas (meaning they shield against both UVA and UVB rays) with Mexoryl or Helioplex offer the longest-lasting protection. (We like Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 55 and La Roche-Posay Anthelios 40.)

Apply a whole tablespoon to your face, and the equivalent of a shot glass on your body. For workdays, reapply before your commute home if the sun is still out—even if you’ll be in a car. And for days when you’ll be outside for an extended period of time, reapply every two hours. We know it’s a pain, but come on—you’ll get the last laugh instead of the first laugh lines.


An oil-free sunblock that’s water- and sweat-resistant


Provides broad-spectrum sun protection and an invisible matte finish


The company’s patented Helioplex sunscreen technology including avobenzone, homosalate, octisalate, octocrylene, and oxybenzone (sunscreens)


The nongreasy cream has a slight beachy scent.


The high SPF and stable filters make it a favorite among top dermatologists (who still recommend reapplying it every two hours, by the way). It absorbs very quickly, leaving skin looking clean—not pasty or shiny—and it’s noncomedogenic, so it won’t clog pores.


Best of Beauty 2008 and 2006

You can purchase these from: Target, Walgreens, Amazon, Kmart, Walmart, Ulta, Cvs, just to name a few.

Neutrogena Website Online Store

Skincare: Avon ANew Clinical Advanced Retexturizing Peel

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ANEW CLINICAL Advanced Retexturizing Peel
Peel away in one easy step.


An at-home face peel


Helps increase cell turnover to make skin look brighter and more even-toned


Glycolic acid (exfoliant)


The round cotton discs (the jar includes 30) are slightly nubby, so they manually exfoliate the skin; there’s no rinsing necessary.


Dermatologists recommend using glycolic acid peels to get rid of dull-looking skin—and this one, a repeat Best of Beauty winner, really delivers. Used every few days, it makes skin look noticeably clearer and glowing. Plus, it’s just one step (as opposed to most peels’ two) because the formula neutralizes itself.


Best of Beauty 2010, 2008, 2007, and 2006


Water, ammonium glycolate, glycolic acid, SD alcohol 40-B, propylene glycol, dimethicone copolyol, glycerin, corallina officinalis extract, triticum vulgare (wheat) germ extract, lentinus edodes extract, hydrolyzed ulva lactuca extract, biosaccharide gum-1, algae extract, camellia oleifera leaf extract, honey/miel, ananas sativus (pineapple) fruit extract, carica papaya (papaya) fruit extract, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, disodium EDTA, benzophenone-4, benzophenone-9

Summary: Winner of the Allure Magazine Best of Beauty Award for Best Peel!

The at-home answer to chemical peels.

Now, in 1 easy step! See results superior to a professional 35% glycolic peel.* At home. No appointment necessary. The advanced exfoliator safely retexturizes and resurfaces skin. Formulated with soothing botanicals, it helps nourish and calm skin.

Peels away dullness and visible age damage so healthier skin cells can surface. 30 unscented pads.

*In 6 of 8 attributes tested over a 7-week period.

“Advanced Retexturizing Peel is considered a miracle worker around the office – just a few quick swipes with a pad all over your face and it’s like you got a professional peel!” – Rashida Poorman, Skin Care Expert with over 10 year’s experience in skin care development & education.

“I added this to my ANEW regimen every other day and am absolutely in love with the results of this product! I have tried everything to give my skin a healthier glow (like the one I had 15 years ago!) and finally found it. I have recommended this product to more than one person with them also having satisfying results. Will definately continue to be one of my staple purchases!”



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