Showing posts with label Skin Care. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Skin Care. Show all posts

Monday, September 21, 2020

Finding The Correct Fall Skin Care Routine

As we move into the cooler months, it’s time give our skincare routine a makeover. Our latest find, or shall we say rediscovery, for skincare is Desert Essence and the brand can definitely help refresh your fall skincare routine! With formulations for dry/sensitive, oily/combination, or normal skin types, the various collections of natural skin care products help to balance skin so that you can turn heads all season. Follow the Desert Essence skin care routines below catered to each unique skin type.

For Dry/Sensitive Skin

Step 1: Wash away impurities with Desert Essence Gentle Nourishing Organic Cleanser that works to remove dirt and rejuvenate dry skin.

Step 2:  Apply Desert Essence Gentle Nourishing Day Cream SPF 15 daily to protect against harmful UV rays and hydrate sensitive skin with the help of Cucumber and Chamomile.

For Oily/Combination Skin

Step 1: Cleanse with Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash to rid skin of dirt and excess oil while improving skin’s clarity and texture.

Step 2: Moisturize skin with the lightweight Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Oil Control Lotion that works to hydrate without clogging pores.

Step 3:  Use the Desert Essence Blemish Touch Stick, formulated with Tea Tree Oil, to reduce oil and clear problem skin areas for a glowing complexion.

For Normal Skin

Step 1: Cleanse with Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash or exfoliate with Desert Essence Gentle Stimulating Facial Scrub to remove dirt and oil for renewed, radiant skin.

Step 2: Apply Desert Essence Daily Essential Moisturizer, infused with Jojoba Oil, to revitalize and soothe skin.

All products can be found online at Desert Essence

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Fall Favorites That You Have To Try

Wow, did fall arrive today or what? It's a new season and so many new beauty products to try and to love! We've sorted through quite a few to find our favorites and hopefully yours! 

evolis Professional Style & Treat Dry Shampoo ($30) Created with 100% botanical actives to both style your hair and treat your scalp. This shampoo instantly absorbs excess oil while delivering their patented blend of FGF5 inhibitors. By blocking FGF5, the negative effects can be reversed, resulting in the restoration of hair density, promotion of new growth and the preservation of existing hair strands.  Ideal for all hair types, Style +Treat Dry Shampoo revives your hair style while lifting your roots for incredible volume and fullness.

Tatcha Violet-C Brightening Serum ($88) Vitamin C isn't new, but it definitely is having a strong resurgence in popularity. The Tatcha Violet-C Brightening Serum is an oil and fragrance-free serum that packs a whopping 20 percent concentration of vitamin C that deliver both instant and long-term results. A 10 percent concentration of AHAs joins the mix -- all working together to leave your skin firmer, smoother, and noticeably more glowy.

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream ($30) This best-selling cream is getting a revamp, now reformulated to be entirely paraben-free. But don't worry, you won't be able to tell that your beloved moisturizer has changed -- it took Kiehl's scientists five years and more than 114 different versions to come up with this final formula that works!

Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation ($48 - available in 30 shades) A pearl extract in this medium-to-full coverage base helps reflect light to give your skin an instant glow, regardless of whether you're standing in front of a ring light or sitting under yellow-y office bulbs. The lightweight, moisturizing formula promises to stay put for up to 15 hours, keeping your skin looking flawless and feeling hydrated.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Barriair Cream ($30) As a general rule, creams promising to restore and calm your skin are usually, well, super thick and heavy. Not this newbie, which is packed with hard-working, skin-coddling ingredients, but it has an airy, whipped texture that feels more like a gel moisturizer than a heavy-hitting hydrator. There's hyaluronic acid to moisturize the skin, colloidal oatmeal to soothe it, and ceramides and linoleic acid to help strengthen the skin barrier.

Kopari Coconut Detox Mask ($38) We think of this mask as a juice cleanse for our skin! Bentonite and kaolin clays go to town pulling impurities out of your pores, while coconut oil hydrates, and probiotics help keep the top layer of skin feeling balanced and looking fresh.

Giorgio Armani Beauty Power Fabric Foundation Balm ($64) A blend of waxes and oils gives this foundation formula its initial balm-like consistency, which, when smoothed over skin, transforms into a cream, and later, a powder. Made with 15 percent pigments, it packs a hefty punch of complete coverage and has a perfectly matte finish despite its creamy consistency.

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Self-Setting Concealer ($28 available in 22 shades) The latest addition to the brand's best-selling Ultra HD line, this cover-up doesn't need to be set with powder, thanks to the unique amino-acid coated pigments that immediately conform to your skin, staying put for up to 12 hours without caking or creasing.

Maybelline New York Snapscara ($6) Maybelline knows a thing or two about mascara, and their newest Snapscara formula is one of their best yet. The thin, flexible pigment tints your lashes and leaves them looking super glossy, but also adds a little thickness and lots of length.

Dior Lip Glow To The Max ($34) Dior Lip Glow To The Max is the same beloved Lip Glow, now with a yummy new look and a touch more pigment. In this new formula, the sheer, tinted balm is spiked with pigment — those are the candy-colored swirls you see in the bullet — to both hydrate your lips and leave them with a bit more of a tint than the original formula does. Take your pick from seven different shades, five with a dewy finish and two that leave behind a holographic sheen.

Tenoverten Rose Polish Remover ($14) What you won't find in this polish remover: acetone, parabens, or any unpleasant odors. What you will find: vitamin E, horsetail leaf extract, and aloe to help hydrate and strengthen your nails. Green beauty lovers should add this to their product stash, stat.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Pumpkin Infused Must Have Beauty Products

Can you believe that fall is already here? We are so excited and with good reason! We've comprised a list of our absolute favorite pumpkin beauty products that are way better than a Pumpkin Spice Latte and definitely won't cost any calories. What's that you say? Pumpkin in beauty products is silly? Au contraire lovelies. Pumpkin is packed with skin loving enzymes, vitamins A and C, and zinc. So read on to find your new fall love.

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum - This potent serum is formulated with pumpkin ferment extract and pomegranate enzyme, so you know it packs a serious punch. These ingredients work to slough off dead skin cells, so you can say goodbye to dull skin.

Pumpkin Hydra and Peeling Duo Pads - These saturated towelettes will leave you with envy-inspiring skin. They kill acne-causing bacteria, shrink pores, and enhance your complexion’s overall radiance.

Arcona Pumpkin Body Lotion 10% Regenerate - Your body shouldn’t be excluded from the wonderful benefits of pumpkin. This lotion will improve the elasticity and tone of your skin from the neck down.

Éminence Organics Skin Care Yam and Pumpkin Enzyme Peel - Exfoliate your skin while also fighting signs of aging with this yam and pumpkin-enriched peel.

June Jacobs Perfect Pumpkin Peeling Enzyme Mask - This detoxifying masque protects your face from environmental skin stressors while also stimulating cell turnover.

Ole Henriksen Moment of Truth 2-in-1 Polishing Sugar Mask -  Raw sugar, pomegranate seed powder, pure honey, and pumpkin extract work together to smooth the texture of the skin. The results? A glowing complexion.

Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask - Get supple, smooth, and radiant skin with the help of this powerful mask. With the help of aluminum oxide crystals and pumpkin enzymes, your skin will look better than ever.

Too Cool For School Pumpkin Sleeping Pack - If you want to target dull skin, this overnight mask is the perfect solution. The pumpkin enzyme will gently remove dead skin cells while also moisturizing your skin.

Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask - Correct your dark spots and acne scars with this pumpkin infused mask.

Glo Skin Beauty Pumpkin Enzyme Scrub - For skin that is sensitive to exfoliation, this pumpkin enzyme scrub will get rid of dead skin while also soothing it with Aloe Vera.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Insider Secrets to Great-Looking Skin for the Acne Prone

Skin conditions such as acne, acne rosacea, or merely the impact of aging affect most adults at some point in their life. In fact, the American Academy of Dermatology reports that acne is the most common skin disorder in the country, affecting some 40-50 million Americans. What’s more is that around 85 percent of all people in the country will at some point in their life have acne. Add to that the additional 16 million people who are affected by the skin condition rosacea and it’s clear to see that skin problems are common. It also leads millions to search for products or treatments that will help them have great skin.

“Having great looking skin is a mystery to most people. They are just not sure what to do in order to make things better,” explains Crystal Wellman. “Some of the things they do may even work against them to make it work, even if they are using products that claim to help their skin.”

The good news is that there are things that can be done in order to improve and have great-looking skin, including these six secrets:

  1. Avoid irritating. It’s important to avoid the urge to pop, pick or otherwise irritate acne or other skin conditions. This will just make it worse. While you may want to squeeze that pimple, you are better off leaving it be.
  2. Be gentle. Always use gentle products that will not be abrasive or dry the skin out. Be gentle when rubbing the face to clean it as well, being sure to avoid any vigorous scrubbing or harshness. Choose a facial cleanser that is gentle and not overly drying -- hydrated skin heals faster.
  3. Stop the clog. The make-up industry is huge, with just the sales of organic and natural beauty products expected to top $9 billion next year. This make-up may look great, but a lot of it can clog the pores, leading to acne and other skin problems. Those who wear make-up should be diligent about gently cleaning it off their face at the end of the day. Always check all makeup and skincare products for pore clogging ingredients; as long as you are using them you will never be acne free.
  4. Think protection. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, affecting over two million people each year. Sun and even being around cigarette smoke can damage the skin and lead to premature aging of it. Make an effort to protect the skin by wearing sunscreen, a hat, or sitting in the shade.
  5. Drink water. Many people question whether or not staying hydrated helps you have great-looking skin. It is important to understand that the skin is an organ and like others it needs water to be at its best. It’s always a good idea to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
  6. Get help. Not everyone is able to successfully take on their skin conditions and win all on their own. Get the help you need from a professional who can help identify and treat the problem, as well as provide information on how to avoid it in the future.

“Once you learn more about what to do and what not to do it all becomes easier to have great-looking skin,” added Wellman. 

Crystal Wellman is a Master Aesthetician and also owns Ladyburg, a handcrafted bath and body store. She is also a certified acne specialist, and is also certified in the areas of oncology, dermaplane, and microdermabrasion. 

Friday, July 19, 2019

Four Summer Beauty Essentials You Need Right Now

Summer is in full swing and we have found four beauties to keep your hair, body, face, and lips looking beautiful! Yes, you'll want to try them this weekend and yes, each is going to become an essential in your summer beauty regimen. 

For Your Body - The MOST Luxurious SPF on the market... Blue Lagoon Iceland Hydrating Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($82) – formulated with the Blue Lagoon's unique, mineral-rich geothermal seawater – protects and moisturizes, giving your skin renewed vitality with ingredients like Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder.

For Your Hair - Don’t FRIZZ out! RICH Haircare has you covered with their Pure Luxury Argan De-Frizz & Shine Mist. It quickly moisturizes hair, reduces frizz, adds shine and protects against heat and UV damage! Can be used on wet or dry hair.

For Your Face - Feel the Mist of the Sea with Gabriel Cosmetics Sea Mineral Hydra Mist ($13.50). The perfect replenisher for “tired” skin. This versatile product can be used throughout the day to refresh and hydrate your entire body. And, it's vegan!

For Your Lips - W!NK Lip Scrub and Balm Duo ($48) is  a luxurious formula that can be used daily. Sugar crystals are paired with natural humectants to gently buff and revive skin. The balm's natural oils (apricot kernel, avocado + sweet almond) nourish, moisturize, brighten, and tone with 25 mg CBD.

Have A Beautiful Weekend! xo TME

Thursday, July 18, 2019

New Product Alert I DEW CARE Vitamin Glow Collection

This summer, our favorite K-BEAUTY skin-tertainment mask brand -- I DEW CARE --is introducing a brand new skincare collection that’s bursting with Vitamin C – say hello to I DEW CARE Vitamin Glow Collection. Give skin its daily dose of brightening Vitamin C, along with other good-for-you vitamins in six new products to help hydrate, brighten, nourish and plump skin.

Thirst Things First Mist ($19) – A bi-phase oil mist that gives skin an instant burst of hydration and brightening. Use throughout the day or layer as a leave-on mask!

Bright Side Up Serum ($25) –  Formulated with Vitamin E and B5, plus antioxidant-rich Grapefruit, this lightweight jelly will transform dull skin back to the bright side.

Say You Dew Moisturizer ($29) – A weightless two-in-one gel + cream that helps hydrate skin, creating a dewy look all day long. Lemon Extract + Vitamin C  protect the skin against environmental stressors.

Glow Easy Lip Oil ($12) – Give your pout a juicy look with this tinted lip oil formulated with raspberry seed oil, plus Vitamins C and E.

Plush Party Lip Balm ($16) –  Use this rich blend of cocoa butter and hibiscus flower extract throughout the day or as a mask to keep lips soft and moisturized.

Berry Melting Cleanser ($23) – Remove makeup and leave skin feeling soft, smooth and moisturized with this balm-to-oil cleanser that’ll work to replenish moisture levels and relieve dryness. 

The I DEW CARE Vitamin Glow Collection is available now on and Ulta stores nationwide.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Summer Skincare Solutions For Problem Skin

This Article First Appeared On TME May 2016

For those that suffer from skin issues like eczema, psoriasis, or sensitive skin, summertime can bring a set of very unique problems. Any skin condition can make us feel unattractive and while those with skin conditions such as acne may feel self-conscious, society general knows what those bumps are. The same cannot be said for skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. Despite that over 30 million Americans suffer from the aforementioned skin disorders, many people don’t have a clue about the rough, inflamed and sometimes blistering skin patches that occur during an eczema or psoriasis flare up. To help us understand more about our skin and tackle the unique summertime challenges of eczematous and psoriasis skin, TME turned to Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Ranella Hirsch.

Called an “Expert Derm” by Allure and a “Beauty Guru” by Marie Clare, Dr. Hirsch is a frequently quoted expert in the fields of cosmetic and laser dermatology. Due to her unique expertise in the areas of skin care development and laser-skin interactions, Dr. Hirsch is highly sought after as an expert. Dr. Hirsch is the author of several articles and book chapters on the subject of injectable neurotoxins and other dermal fillers. McGraw-Hill released her most recent textbook, “Aesthetic Regional Rejuvenation”.

TME: What causes dry skin?

Dr. Ranella Hirsch: There are a multitude of causes in addition to some people having a genetic predisposition. Contributing factors can include the weather, humidity, bathing habits, and using skincare products that are too harsh or any combination of these.

TME: What’s the difference between severely dry skin and eczema or psoriasis?

Dr. Hirsch: There is some overlap in symptoms but generally eczema refers to a hereditary condition of dry skin known to wax and wane. For some people there are also certain allergic tendencies along with it.

TME: Summer brings skin-baring clothes. For those of us that suffer with skin issues, what can we do to prepare our skin for the summer?

Dr. Hirsch: Prevention is key. Think about sun protection appropriate to your level of activity, so as an example, look for something labeled for an active person if you will be outside in the heat. With other conditions, such as dry or oily skin, think about getting ahead of the curve. Look for products that help keep dry skin well hydrated, [look for] products that are specifically formulated for extremely dry, compromised skin.  For oily skin, look for products in a gel form that are labeled as mattifying.

TME: For those of us with severely dry skin or eczema, is it possible to “overdo it” with the moisturizer?

Dr. Hirsch: Interesting question! I suppose it would be theoretically possible to use SO much of something SO heavy that you could get break outs, but it would be difficult. As a general rule, best practice with dry skin is leaving the skin damp and then applying a product to seal in the moisture.

TME: Shaving and summer go hand-in-hand and shaving can exacerbate existing skin issues. What’s the best way for us to approach shaving?

Dr. Hirsch: Shaving brings with it both good and potential for challenges so it’s helpful to get it right. When done properly, on well-lubricated legs, which have had time for the hair to soften, it is a great form of exfoliation. In fact, a great beauty trick is to shave as a way to prep for applying self-tanner. However, shaving dry skin can cause it to become very irritated especially in the delicate bikini area.

TME: What things do you recommend that we avoid during the summer?

Dr. Hirsch: Well, I am a dermatologist so the most appropriate answer is too much sun! Not saying it needs to be avoided, just respected though.

TME: Once we achieve a healthy state for our skin, how do we maintain this throughout the warmer months?

Dr. Hirsch: Maintenance is key. Once you get your skin into a good place, look for skincare that supports where you want to stay. Avoid picking, scratching, and too much sun.

Note: A very special thank you to Dr. Hirsch for her time and wisdom! 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Summery Coconut Beauty That We Love

There are certain smells that you just associate with summer and coconut is definitely one of them. Packed with saturated fatty acids, the skin quenching properties of the rich oil are undeniable. Overall, coconut oil brings a wealth of revitalizing potential to the beauty table. From ingestible collagen to face wash and toner, we've found five 5 coconut-infused beauty products that are sure to perk up your summer beauty routine.

Arbonne Botaniques COCONUT Body Butter  - Island vibes in a nutshell. Infused with sustainable shea butter and coconut oil, this body butter is whipped to luxurious perfection and leaves skin deeply moisturized. Vitamin E moisturizes to soften and nourish while Coconut oil soothes by moisturizing skin and Olive oil conditions and moisturizes to smooth the look of skin.

NeoCell Ceramides Skin Hydrator  - This unique blend of beauty-enhancing nutrients promotes skin hydration, elasticity and cellular turnover for glowing, supple skin. The star ingredient of this formula is rapid action CeramosidesTM Ceramides which are plant-based lipids clinically shown to increase moisture and elasticity in just 15 days. Additional beauty-enhancing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, pine bark, astaxanthin, lutein and coconut water make this the ultimate skin hydration supplement.

jane iredale BeautyPrep Face Toner - The high-performance daily toner, is designed to restore and prepare the surface of the skin to help makeup go on smoother and last longer. Infused with Herbasome, a Fruit Extract water that contains organic Lemon Grass, Apple, Pear, Carrot and Coconut Water to restore the surface of the skin and balance pH. It refines the appearance of pores and moisturizes to help makeup go on smoother and last longer. Awarded ECOCERT's Natural Cosmetics certification.

Nelly De Vuyst Micellar Foam BioTense - Ideal for people on-the-go looking for efficiency and simplicity in their skin care routine. This 100% certified organic cleanser is composed of micelles, coconut oil and hyaluronic acid. The dual solution effectively cleanses and easily removes excessive sebum, make-up and pollution while respecting the skin's physiological pH.

Sky Organics USDA Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil - Cold-pressed from wild-harvested coconuts, our USDA Organic Coconut Oil is full of the key vitamins and nutrients that help condition and repair dry damaged hair. Coconut oil's natural antibacterial and antioxidant properties help boost scalp health and combat itching and dryness, all while strengthening hair, supporting healthy growth, and making strands easy to manage.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Beauty Products To Try This Weekend

Did you enjoy our week-long organization series? We hope that you did. Now you can treat yourself to some "me time" and a few awesome new products! We gotta share a little back story -- There was a point in time that our schedules got busy -- real busy -- and a day at the spa wasn't an option. It was a time factor. So we got into the habit of doing "at home" mini spa days and then even that became a time issue. Well, you can only go at full speed for just so long until something's gotta give. And for us, when that something gave, we decided it was tome to go back to making self-care a top priority. Now, self-care is not a one-size-fits-all and what works for us may not work for everyone. But we're fairly confident that a mini-spa day could do nothing but good for all involved. So take an hour, or two, this weekend and try out a few of these products!

For Your Face: 

Two amazing brands that just came onto our radar -- W!NK Spa and I Dew Care. Since our "me time" is so coveted we don't play. When it's time to relax and really chill, we reach for W!NK Spa Calm CBD Hydrating Mask. It's scented with refreshing cucumber and in 15 minutes we have gloriously moisturized skin.

I Dew Care just launched three new wash-off face masks and there's one for whatever your skincare needs are. We kind of tend to get multiple types of masks so that we're always prepared for whatever our skin needs. The I Dew Care Ice Cream Collection sells as an pack of three Mini Scoops or individually. Included in the collection are Cake My Day, Berry Groovy, and Matcha Mood. Each targeting a specific need!

For Your Lips:

Jeffree Star Velour Lip Scrub - Recently, one of our best friends brought us this lip scrub. And, never has "seeing is believing" been more true with Jeffree Star Velour Lip Scrub. It's one of the best scrubs that we've ever tried and there are tons of different flavors! We used the scrub and followed up with the mask below for a perfect pout!

KNC Beauty All Natural Collagen Infused Lip Mask is a set of three insanely rejuvenating masks! Each sheet is infused with collagen and hyaluronic acid to leave your pout plump. This in conjunction with mega moisturizing rose flower oil, cherry extract and vitamin E kicked our winter lips to the curb!

For Your Hair: 

Rich Argan Color Protect Therapy Mask is just one more product from the RICH brand that we love! This nourishing mask offers intense hydration with Argan oil -- is free of sulphates and parabens, and offers UV and heat protection -- which is just what we needed after a brutal winter!

A collection that recently dropped on the market is the Aveeno Rose Water & Chamomile Blend Collection and is fast becoming a fav. The Collection consists of Aveeno Rose Water & Chamomile Blend Shampoo, Conditioner and Dry Shampoo all of which contain a gorgeous blend of rose water and chamomile that is gentle on the scalp and smells delicious. Bonus is the price point of $8.99 each! 

For Your Body:

Golden Door Bamboo Body Scrub is pretty new to the market. There is a reason why we love GD! And this body scrub reaffirms our love! It's a lavish blend of rich butters & skin loving oils that leave the skin smooth, soft and stunning! 

For Your Feet:

To round out your "mini spay day" give your feet some love. For us, the go-to products have got to be Footlogix Exfoliating Foot File followed with Sole Solution Foot Treatment by NuSkin. The combination of these two products absolutely does the trick! And of course you need some polish for those tootsies.

We're loving Gabriel Cosmetics Ephemeral Beauty Collection! This collection for Spring 2019 features 5 on-trend shades (each available individually too) in long-lasting, easy to apply, 10-free formulations!