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The holiday party starts at 6pm and you’re still not ready!! Sounds like it’s time for our Express Holiday Glow prep. Just a few easy go to products to get you glowing in no time.

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  • First start with Fresh A Peel multi fruit acid peel for hydrated and bright skin. The unique combination of Lactic acid and Multi-Fruit Enzymes provide superior rate of exfoliation while reducing the appearance of fine lines, pores, and skin imperfections (and Lactic Acid also pulls moisture to the surface of the skin which creates a plump complexion). Apply to dry clean skin for 2-5 minutes and then rinse with cool water. The finished result will be even, smooth, bright and fresh-looking skin.
  • Next deliver potent power packed brightening results with our NEW Brightening Elixir, featuring Vitamin C (l-ascorbic acid) 9%, Ferulic acid 3%, Vitamin B 3%, and Vitamin E 2% (alpha tocopherol) to protect skin against damage caused by free radicals (including UVA/UVB), increases firmness, diminishes the appearance of fine lines, improves skin tone and boosts hydration for a brighter, visibly healthier complexion.
  • Don’t forget your eyes even when in a hurry. Plant Profusion Energetic Eye Cream, packed with a proprietary blend of superior active ingredients improves the appearance of aging skin by rehydrating, de-puffing and smoothing out overall texture – resulting in a rested and bright glow.
  • Don’t forget to hydrate! Add a drop of Fleuressence Native Botanical Oil, a blend of 100% pure active botanicals, fruit extracts and natural oil may help deliver powerful vitamins and nutrients to the skin to boost moisture levels. Rich in powerful Omega fatty acids and Vitamins A, C & E, the botanical actives may help work to diminish the appearance of fine lines and discoloration.  into your foundation of choice and apply to your face.
  • Next highlight the face with RMS Magic Luminizer. Pay attention to the upper cheekbones, inner crease of the eye and the top of the upper lip for that maximum vavavoom glow!
  • Finish the look with a pop of lip color. RMS lip-gloss in Bloom looks beautiful on all complexions and is the perfect holiday shade!

 

Get Glowing!

Winter weather always wreaks havoc on our skin no matter how many oils, creams, lotions and potions are applied. Dry and flaky skin is simply inevitable given the harsh conditions in most areas of the country (and world). With Spring now officially here to stay, we wanted to share a few staples that we work into our regimen to keep the flakiness at bay while our skin is transitioning with the Spring season.

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Prep your skin (right): Arguably the most important first step is exfoliating (with something gentle) to remove the surface layers of dead skin and follow with a super hydrating moisturizer or oil. We love Goldfaden MD’s Fresh A Peel, an effective but very gentle Lactic Acid enzyme peel or Tatcha’s Deep Rice Enzyme exfoliator followed by Fleuressence “Native Botanical Cell Oil”. If you’re feeling extra dry, you can seal with your preferred heavy cream moisturizer to ensure that all moisture is locked in.

*Tip: For extreme dry areas, pat an extra dab of oil onto the targeted spot and let soak in.

Say goodbye to powder: Powders tend to lay on top of dry surfaces, build up, clog pores, and make it appear that your make up looks “caky”. Instead of grabbing your compact foundation, opt for a blush stain (we love Tarte, Benefit and ByTerry), as it will give you an elevated natural flush glow and stay on all day long.

Introduce a skin highlighter (game-changer): We have talked about skin highlighters before (because we LOVE them) and they are perfect for adding in that extra POP to your skins glow. Best to be used to accentuate the bone structures – cheek bones, nose brim, eye brow OR mix in a tiny drop with your foundation.

We love: Nars Copacabana, Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Skin Illuminator and Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfecter.

Drink water: As much as people talk about this, it’s true. Drinking a minimum of 8 glasses of water per day not only keeps you hydrated, but it also helps to flush out all of the toxins and impurities that lead to pore-clogging mishaps. Keeping your skin hydrated is the least expensive way to take 5 years off of your age and eliminate dark circles and splotchy skin.

 

 

Now that you’ve mastered the act of daily moisturizing, it’s time to move on to the next new potent treatments on the block. MEET OILS. These golden elixir treatments act like liquid gold for your skin, now who wouldn’t want to divulge in these secret amazing treatments?!?

Our skin naturally produces oils and when we’re running low, replenishing with other natural oils (particularly plant-based) is a ideal for obtaining healthy-looking skin. If you’ve never tried facial oil because of all the “no oil!” marketing that we have heard forever, here’s how to use facial oils properly without clogging pores or looking greasy and how to select the “right” oil for your skin type.

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We know what you’re thinking, oil on your skin!? Think again – Oils certainly pack a punch when it comes to their potent treatment benefits (think on a serum level). The concentrated blend of active ingredients coupled with the textures work to penetrate the skin up to 25% more efficiently than moisturizers, sign us up! Plus, the range of oil blends and products on the marketplace offer such a diverse offering to select the “right oil” oil for you. Not all formulas are greasy, sticky and heavy on the skin.

Goldfaden MD just launched their much talked about oil, Fleuressence, that is rich in powerful Omega fatty acids and Vitamins A, C & E, the botanical actives work to diminish the appearance of fine lines, discoloration, inflammation, and reduce pore size. Added powerful oils – Kalahari Oil, Mongongo Oil and Baobab Oil – protect and shield the skin against environmental stresses, support the rejuvenation and renewing of skin cells, improve skin elasticity and promote accelerated skin cell turnover.

Benefits:

Oils are making a huge impact among the skin-savvy customers due to their multi treatment benefits that they offer including hydration, resurfacing, reducing the appearance of scars and discoloration and targeting those unwanted fine lines and creases. Plus, the multi-functionality makes them ideal. Place a drop into your moisturizer to beef up the hydration, apply as your serum or add a drop into your foundation for the ultimate glow.

Multi-Uses:

Dry Skin: Speaking to the obvious here, but oils offer that much-needed hydration that we are all in need of during the Winter months, especially for those who suffer from chronic dry skin.

Spot Treatment: Do you suffer from eczema or dry skin patches? Try applying an oil onto the areas of concern to help treat the targeted area.

Makeup Remover: A trick that we learned from some of the most prominent Hollywood makeup insiders…Apply a few drops of oil onto a cotton pad to take off that stubborn eye makeup.

What do you love about oils?