Pevonia Botanica’s Lumafirm Freeze-Dried At-Home Intensifier ($20) is a face mask that uses freeze dried technology. In other words, the ingredients begin to work the moment they touch your skin. The formula is made to firm and even out skin tone.
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The finale of my trip to Barcelona was a gala with Grammy winner Shakira. Held at a beautiful mansion just outside the city, the evening began with cocktails and appetizers overlooking the gardens. We then went inside for a question and answer session that was moderated by hilarious celebrity stylist Robert Verdi. Read More
If you can’t get to the spa, a DIY face mask can feel like the next best thing. Here’s an easy recipe that will brighten skin and target breakouts. It consists of Greek yogurt, which has lactose enzymes that help to exfoliate dead skin cells and probiotics. When the yogurt is combined with a probiotic capsule, specifically used to target blemishes, it works to improve the dullness of your skin and dissolve dirt. To find out what to do next… Read More
Are you one of the 32 million people who has eczema? My two-year-old Rex is. He has it on his arms. If you’re wondering what this skin condition is, dermatologist Dr. Kenneth Beer explains it like this: “Eczema is an immune reaction that targets the skin. This chronic skin disorder is produced by inflammation that causes skin to become itchy, red, and dry—even cracked and leathery. Eczema can be triggered by stress, heat and sweat, sudden changes in temperature, extreme cold/dry climates, heredity, airborne/food allergens or irritants. Atopic dermatitis is the most common type of eczema and the two terms are often used interchangeably.”
Being that October is National Eczema Awareness Month, I asked Dr. Beer a few more questions about this skin condition (see below). Plus, I’m giving 2 people the chance to win the entire Aveeno Baby Eczema Therapy Collection.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders are flying off the shelves at Sephora—they’ve even made it to the store’s Hot Now list.
Want to see what all the excitement is about? I’m giving away the entire collection — a $270 value!
The finishing powders contain technology that either diffuses, captures or softens harsh light so it reflects off of your skin in the most flattering way. They can be used day and night and work on all skin tones.
Here are the six powders in the collection:
When it comes to beauty products, chocolate is not a new ingredient, but the Body Shop’s Chocomania Body Scrub ($14.25) really stands out as a favorite amongst all the other cocoa-scented products on the market. This scrub is an exfoliant made to slough away dead skin and leave behind a thin protective layer of moisture. Read More
Want to win a year’s supply of my absolute favorite Dove Beauty Bar along with other fun Dove swag? Tomorrow (April 2nd), share a “Dove friendly truth” about yourself in the comments section of this post or by tweeting @Dove and using #AprilTruthDay. Examples can be: your guilty pleasures, how you got fooled today (Happy April Fools Day!) or any other lighthearted fun revelation about yourself.
Can’t wait to read your responses!
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Having an 18 month old and another on the way (I’m due May 11th!), I feel like I’ve been pregnant for the past two years. That said, I’m very selective with what I put on my skin. Clarins is a brand that I feel confident using because they’re devoted to working with plant extracts to create effective formulas. One of my new favorites is their Double Serum. It just launched in February but is 27 years in the making. Researchers had 200 different plant extracts at their fingertips and chose the 20 most powerful that work together to hydrate, protect and strengthen the skin. Green banana, burdock, kiwi, arnica and quinoa are some that made the cut. One pump distributes enough product for the entire face, and I love how the serum absorbs right in. Skin won’t feel tacky or wet — you can immediately follow with makeup or layer with a moisturizer or sunblock. Plus, its faint floral aroma is so soothing, I find myself going back for second and third sniffs. Or, maybe I should chalk that up to another weird pregnancy craving.
I’m giving 2 people the chance to win Double Serum — an $85 value! To enter to win this giveaway: comment on this post, like thebeautygirl.com on facebook or follow me on twitter and RT the message. Good luck!
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Bronzers and self tanners are great for giving the appearance of a sun-kissed face, but they don’t actually work to improve the texture and appearance of the skin. We recently received a sample of Rena Revivo’s Spa De Soleil’s Instant Glow moisturizer ($69.99). Our first time hearing about the product, we didn’t know what to expect. The formula is said to reduce discoloration and soften your skin’s texture with a combination of vitamins, organic oils and amino acids.
I applied the Instant Glow to my face and neck in the morning before makeup. It’s a creamy moisturizer and has a subtle sweet smell. For best results, suggested use is a minimum of six weeks. I’m in my fourth week and already my face is softer and I feel like I’m needing less makeup to feel more confident about my complexion. With summer approaching, sheer skin with minimal makeup is the goal. So far, the Instant Glow is proving to be the best product to get me there.
posted by Elizabeth