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Beautiful skin at any age

Posted By luxurybeautybar on Nov 8, 2011 at 11:50PM

With so many skincare products to chose from, it's hard to know what your skin needs and why. The key to getting and keeping healthy beautiful skin and successful skincare regimen is knowing when to change your products when your skin changes.

CLEANSERS
Skin Types: All
Function: A good facial cleanser will remove makeup, dirt and oil without stripping your skin of its essential oils. Removing these impurities helps unclog pores and keep your skin clear.
Considerations: It's important to choose a cleanser that complements your skin type. Purifying gel cleansers work best for oily and combination skin, while creamy cleansers suit dry skin. Sensitive skin types should opt for soothing, irritant-free formulas. If you're prone to acne, look for a face wash that's specially formulated with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide.
Use: Most dermatologists recommend using a cleanser both morning and evening; however, extremely sensitive skin types may only require an evening cleanse.

Buffing Grains For FaceA true skincare innovation.These luxurious grains can be mixed with any Bobbi Brown cleanser or water to create a fully customized, gentle exfoliator for the face.Fresh Soy skincare kitWhat it is: A set of soy facial products with everything you need to cleanse, treat, and moisturize the face.Açaí Damage-Minimizing CleanserOrganic formula wipes out the first signs of aging. • Gently foaming antioxidant-rich cleanser helps to clear skin of impuritiesREN Hydra-Calm Cleansing MilkWhat it is: A gentle cleanser for skin that is sensitive, delicate, or affected by smoke and pollution.Elemis Soothing Chamomile CleanserSkincare This treatment cleanser deep cleanses and effectively removes make-up and daily pollution. Unique in texture and hypo-allergenic.Juara Skincare Rice Facial CleanserThis product meets our natural beauty standards with a high concentration of quality natural botanicals while keeping harsh chemicals to a minimumCleansing Oil/6.7 oz.Bobbi's newest launch in the skincare category, is a two-in-one formula that gently removes all traces of makeup and cleanses skin while maintaining natural moisture levels.REN Micro Polish CleanserA two-in-one foaming mousse that cleanses and exfoliates, leaving skin looking purified, renewed, and radiant.
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EXFOLIATORS & MASKS

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Skin Types: All
Function: Exfoliating removes dead skin cells and toxins that build up over time, dulling your skin, blocking pores and even causing acne.
Considerations: A good exfoliate will brighten and smooth skin without irritating it. Gentle scrubs polish away dead skin and increase blood and lymph circulation, whereas a mild glycolic toner stimulates cell renewal without irritating your skin but requires a washcloth or exfoliating mask to remove the dead skin cells. If you have sensitive skin, opt for a nonabrasive gel-based peel. Mud masques are a great in between spa visits, treatment to deep cleanse the skin.
Use: Although frequency varies by product and skin type, two to three times a week is usually sufficient. Apply after washing your face, while your skin is still wet.

BORGHESE Fango Active Mud for Face and BodyExclusive mineral-enriched mud mask is sourced from Tuscany's volcanic hills. It energizes and nourishes skin cells on the face and body.Borghese Fango Ristorativo Restorative Hydrating Mud Mask for Face and Body Fango Ristorativo:Restorative Hydrating Mud Mask for Face and Body A multi-purpose mask that helps nourish and replenish skin with vital marine nutrients. Borghese Fango Brillante Brightening Mud Mask for Face and BodyBrighten and revitalize skin with the next generation of Fango. Natural vitamins and mineral-rich extracts even out skin tone, gently soothing and refining, helping to remove dead skin cells and erase the effects of environmental debris.Clé de Peau Beauté Intensive Brightening MaskA weekly high-performance treatment mask designed to help diminish the appearance of sun and age spots.Vitamin E Sink-In Moisture MaskSink some antioxidant Vitamin E into your skin. Bring skin back to optimum moisture level with this intensely hydrating mask.SK-II Cellumination Mask-In LotionThe latest product launch from the Cellumination family, New Cellumination Mask-In Lotion is the first step to achieving the way to a glowing complexion. This unique everyday pre-lotion offers mask-like hydration benefits.CAUDALIE Enzymatic Peel MaskInstant glow, flash effect facial. This exfoliating mask tightens pores, reduces sebum, clarifies and renews skin texture. In ten minutes, reveal a brand new glowing complexion. Refines skin texture. Gives an immediate burst of radiance.Origins Drink UpTM 10 Minute Mask to Quench Skin's ThirstA mask that intensively hydrates skin.
BIOELEMENTS - Amino Mask 2.5 oz.This power-packed mask from BIOELEMENTS unclogs pores, controls excess oils, destroys acne-causing bacteria and heals existing blemishes.

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TONERS
Skin Types: All, especially oily or acne-prone.
Function: A quality toner or astringent will remove excess surface oils and makeup residue that can lead to blemishes. It will also refine pores and improve skin tone.
Considerations: Mild toners are ideal for acne-prone skin, because they dry out blemishes and remove excess oil. Look for a product with salicylic, glycolic or hydroxy acids, which will whisk away impurities, but be careful of an astringent with too much alcohol, since dried-out skin can produce more oil.
Use: After cleansing, apply toner with a cotton pad once daily.

 

STEP 4. SERUMS
Skin Types: All
Function: A good serum (or concentrate) not only helps minimize the visible signs of aging and restores luminosity to skin, it can boost the effectiveness of your moisturizer to promote brighter, smoother skin.
Considerations: Serums provide a range of targeted benefits, so be sure to get one that fits your age and skin criteria. For aging skin, opt for a wrinkle treatment with collagen-stimulating properties. To combat dry skin, look for an intensive hydrating serum. Choose brightening serums to even out skin tone.
Use: Apply one to two pumps to your face and neck before moisturizing morning and night. Apply any excess to the back of your hands, since that area often ages first.

Obagi Professional-C Serum Obagi is a best selling physician grade skin care range. This excellent serum delivers the highest possible level of Vitamin C to stimulate collagen production and brighten skin tone. The professional C-serum is offered in three strengths of which this is the highest, helps prevent premature signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles, and contributes to collagen synthesis.Murad Age Reform Sleep Reform SerumAge Reform Sleep Reform Serum by Murad maximizes the anti-aging potential of skin's night repair cycle. Improves collagen production and promotes cell turnover. Sleep Reform Serum opens a new anti-aging frontier by unlocking skin's potential to repair and renew itself overnight by enhancing its sleep cycle.Cellex-C High Potency SerumAnother personal favorite, this is probably the best vitamin C serum. From a great dermatologist based brand Cellex-C was the first Vitamin C skin care range on the market. Patented delivery system means the Vitamin C gets into the skin easily and quickly to stimulate collagen production plumping, firming and lifting skin. Noticeable anti aging effects. Regular use will help make your skin look 5 to 10 years younger. Suitable for all skin types..Kinerase C8 Peptide Intensive TreatmentIntensive anti aging serum from this best-selling physician strength skin care range. Vitamin C at high levels is microencapsulated to ensure freshness. Serum also contains green tea extract and peptides which Kinerase claim deliver results superior to Strivectin. Apply drops to face and neck once a day. Excellent feedback with users seeing tighter, firmer skin with noticeably reduced sun damage.Kinerase C8 Peptide Intensive Treatment is the next generation peptide from Kinerase that conquers damage at every level for noticeably younger looking skin in just 28 days. Its revolutionary neuropeptide, SNAP-8, reduces the depth and appearance of wrinkles caused by repetitive facial expressions by a dramatic 34.9%. C8 Peptide's powerful ingredients make it an excellent alternative to in-office procedures. Key Ingredients & Benefits:SNAP – 8 / Water & Acetyl Octapeptide-3 : A neuro-peptide, which is also an elongation of the famous hexapeptide Argireline, reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Peter Thomas Roth VIZ-1000TM; 75% Hyaluronic Acid ComplexWhat it is: A super-concentrated hydrating serum. What it is formulated to do: Peter Thomas Roth's VIZ-1000™ 75% Hyaluronic Acid Complex keeps the skin hydrated all day and night with an invisible veil of moisture. It achieves hydration by attracting 1000 times its weight in water from the moisture in the air, replenishing the skin and restoring its smoothness. The complexion is left looking healthy, supple, and youthfully radiant. What else you need to know: This fragrance-free formula is suitable for all skin types. It is infused with PCA, silk proteins, sea algae, honey, yerba santa, and a specialized mineral complex to increase moisture levels. 

5. MOISTURIZERS
Skin Types: All, especially dry or flaky.
Function: Quality moisturizers infuse skin with smoothing hydrators and nourishing vitamins, so you look healthy and radiant year-round. Once properly hydrated, skin becomes the perfect canvas for flawless makeup application.
Considerations: Dry-skin types should use richer, more emollient creams to alleviate itchy dryness. Combination and oily skin also require moisturizer, but look for lighter, oil-free products like lotions and gels. Acne-prone skin will benefit from a hydrator with anti-bacterial properties.
Use: Massage as needed into clean, serum-treated skin in an upward motion. Be sure to update your moisturizer by the seasons: Use thicker creams in the winter and more fluid-based lotions in the summer.

Peter Thomas Roth Moisturizing 24/7 Anti-Aging Cellular Repair A medium-weight moisturizing cream with patent pending PTR Firma-CELL-4TM peptidetechnology and added anti-aging benefits. Reduces the severity of deep wrinkles and finelines for younger looking skin. Boosts collagen and elastin synthesis and goes beyond Retinolto firm, smooth, lift and clarify the skin. Peter Thomas Roth 'Max' All Day Moisture Defense Cream SPF 30 A rich, creamy moisturizer with antioxidants and SPF 30 protection. Protects skin from thedamaging rays of the sun and prevents moisture loss. Rich in antioxidants to protect skinfrom free-radical damage.

  • Suitable for all skin types, especially normal to dry skin.
  • Oil-free.
  • 1.7 oz.
  • By Peter Thomas Roth

Facial Treatment Essence A skin balancing essence, the heart of the SK-II range. This unique essence moisturizes toimprove texture and clarity for a more beautiful, glowing complexion. Over 90% purePitera -- a single blend of vitamins, amino acids, minerals and organic acids whichproduces a seemingly miraculous rebirth of appearance. Panthenol Protein Moisturizing Face Cream This rich yet easily-absorbed nurturing moisturizer provides vitamin-derived Panthenol, asuperb skin softener, as well as naturally-derived plant proteins with Vitamin E to moisturizeand soothe dry skin. Our elegant formulation can be used day or night to soften and smooth theskin or for optimal skin maintenance anytime. La mer The Hydrating Infusion's vital ingredients-vitamins, minerals, tourmaline and Hydrating Ferments-aresuspended within a serum-like gel network. Named "Best All-Around Moisturizer" in Self magazine'sHealthy Beauty Awards (July 2009 issue, p48). As see in Men's Health magazine (May 2009 issue, p136). 

29 Skincare Travel Collection A collection of all 29 Preserves Skincare in one handy travel bag for everything you need to maintainyour healthy and youthful glow while on the go.

  • Cream Cleanser comes in a 2 oz. glass bottle with treatment pump.
  • The Serum Extract, Night Moisture, Eye Emulsion & Cellular Repair Cream are packaged in portable pots.
  • The Napa Mist is in a handy travel size aluminum refillable spray.
  • Arrives in clear vinyl tote.
  • All sizes and clear tote are perfect for airline travel and meet TSA requirements.

Clinique 'Moisture Surge' Set ($60.50 Value) Enjoy 24 hours of soothing moisture with Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief . MoistureSurge Face Spray Thirsty Skin Relief waters skin on the go. Award-winning All About Eyessoothes and de-puffs. Lips get a kiss of Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss in Grapefruit . All in asleek silvery bag. Algenist Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer What it is: A moisturizer with the exclusive antiaging ingredient alguronic acid.What it is formulated to do: This lotion's luxurious texture provides immediatemoisturization while other antiaging and hydrating ingredients release over timeto nourish and regenerate the skin. The revolutionary microalgae-based ingredientalguronic acid works to minimize wrinkles, leaving your skin looking radiant andnoticeably younger. What it is formulated WITHOUT:

  • Parabens
  • Sulfates
  • Synthetic Fragrances
  • Synthetic Dyes
  • Phthalates
  • GMOs
  • Triclosan

What else you need to know:

  • 55% increase in cellular regeneration
  • 32% increase in elastin synthesis
  • 26% decrease in melanin production Following a self-assessment of 100.

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STEP 6. EYE CARE
Skin Types: All, including men's.
Function: Eye creams and serums are specially formulated to address the needs of the thinner, more delicate skin near the eye area, including repairing and preventing fine lines and wrinkles. Some also combat puffiness and dark circles caused by fatigue and environmental elements.
Considerations: Like serums, eye treatments usually target specific concerns, so choose one that addresses your individual needs, be it anti-wrinkle and firming, soothing and brightening, or a combination of these.
Use: For best results, use morning and night. Starting from the inner corner, gently dab a small amount around the orbital area with your ring finger. Also, the product will travel, so be careful not to apply too close to the lash line.

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STEP 7. NIGHT TREATMENTS
Skin Types: All, especially those in need of reparative assistance.
Function: Night treatments work as you sleep to repair skin while it is in a relaxed state. Also, you can use more powerful products like retinols and vitamin C at night to avoid skin sensitivity to the sun.
Considerations: Choose a night treatment that specifically targets your skincare concern. If your complexion is dull or uneven, look for products enriched with vitamin C, which stimulates collagen growth. If you have wrinkle- or acne-prone skin, use a retinol formula to smooth out the skin's surface. Also consider a high-performance night moisturizer for vibrant, dewy skin by morning.
Use: Apply at night to a clean face and neck, avoiding the eye area.

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STEP 8. TOOLS
Skin Types: All skin types can benefit from at least one type of tool.
Function: Skincare brushes, acne-light devices and laser hair-removal tools target specific concerns for quick, effective results—without an expensive trip to the spa. They also help skincare products suffuse the skin for exceptional results.
Considerations: Skincare brushes provide gentle, yet deep cleansing and prepare the skin to absorb vital nutrients. Acne devices use light therapy to kill bacteria and clear blemished skin. At-home hair-removal tools use laser technology to permanently stop hair growth.
Use: Always read the tools instructions before use to avoid irritation. Pay special attention to the instructions in relation to your skincare products—these two should work in tandem to promote beautiful skin.


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Foods for health and beauty: Learn to Eat to live! Don’t

live to eat

The Healthy Lifestyle mission is to inspire and educate the public about the benefits of pure and simple ways to change your thinking about the way you treat your body and what you put in it and on it.

apples Protects your heart prevents constipation Blocks diarrhea Improves lung capacity Cushions joints
apricots Combats cancer Controls blood pressure Saves your eyesight Shields against Alzheimer's Slows aging process
artichokes Aids digestion Lowers cholesterol Protects your heart Stabilizes blood sugar Guards against liver disease
avocados Battles diabetes Lowers cholesterol Helps stops strokes Controls blood pressure Smoothes skin
bananas Protects your heart Quiets a cough Strengthens bones Controls blood pressure Blocks diarrhea
beans Prevents constipation Helps hemorrhoids Lowers cholesterol Combats cancer Stabilizes blood sugar
beets Controls blood pressure Combats cancer Strengthens bones Protects your heart Aids weight loss
blueberries Combats cancer Protects your heart Stabilizes blood sugar Boosts memory Prevents constipation
broccoli Strengthens bones Saves eyesight Combats cancer Protects your heart Controls blood pressure
cabbage Combats cancer Prevents constipation Promotes weight loss Protects your heart Helps hemorrhoids
cantaloupe Saves eyesight Controls blood pressure Lowers cholesterol Combats cancer Supports immune system
carrots Saves eyesight Protects your heart Prevents constipation Combats cancer Promotes weight loss
cauliflower Protects against Prostate Cancer Combats Breast Cancer Strengthens bones Banishes bruises Guards against heart disease
cherries Protects your heart Combats Cancer Ends insomnia Slows aging process Shields against Alzheimer's
chestnuts Promotes weight loss Protects your heart Lowers cholesterol Combats Cancer Controls blood pressure
chili peppers Aids digestion Soothes sore throat Clears sinuses Combats Cancer Boosts immune systemca
figs Promotes weight loss Helps stops strokes Lowers cholesterol Combats Cancer Controls blood pressure
fish Protects your heart Boosts memory Protects your heart Combats Cancer Supports immune system
flax Aids digestion Battles diabetes Protects your heart Improves mental health Boosts immune system
garlic Lowers cholesterol Controls blood pressure Combats cancer kills bacteria Fights fungus
grapefruit Protects against heart attacks Promotes Weight loss Helps stops strokes Combats Prostate Cancer Lowers cholesterol
grapes saves eyesight Conquers kidney stones Combats cancer Enhances blood flow Protects your heart
green tea Combats cancer Protects your heart Helps stops strokes Promotes Weight loss Kills bacteria
honey Heals wounds Aids digestion Guards against ulcers Increases energy Fights allergies
lemons Combats cancer Protects your heart Controls blood pressure Smoothes skin Stops scurvy
limes Combats cancer Protects your heart Controls blood pressure Smoothes skin Stops scurvy
mangoes Combats cancer Boosts memory Regulates thyroid aids digestion Shields against Alzheimer's
mushrooms Controls blood pressure Lowers cholesterol Kills bacteria Combats cancer Strengthens bones
oats Lowers cholesterol Combats cancer Battles diabetes prevents constipation Smoothes skin
olive oil Protects your heart Promotes Weight loss Combats cancer Battles diabetes Smoothes skin
onions Reduce risk of heart attack Combats cancer Kills bacteria Lowers cholesterol Fights fungus
oranges Supports immune systems Combats cancer Protects your heart Straightens respiration

 

peaches prevents constipation Combats cancer Helps stops strokes aids digestion Helps hemorrhoids
peanuts Protects against heart disease Promotes Weight loss Combats Prostate Cancer Lowers cholesterol Aggravates
diverticulitis
pineapple Strengthens bones Relieves colds Aids digestion Dissolves warts Blocks diarrhea
prunes Slows aging process prevents constipation boosts memory Lowers cholesterol Protects against heart disease
rice Protects your heart Battles diabetes Conquers kidney stones Combats cancer Helps stops strokes
strawberries Combats cancer Protects your heart boosts memory Calms stress

 

sweet potatoes Saves your eyesight Lifts mood Combats cancer Strengthens bones

 

tomatoes Protects prostate Combats cancer Lowers cholesterol Protects your heart

 

walnuts Lowers cholesterol Combats cancer boosts memory Lifts mood Protects against heart disease
water Promotes Weight loss Combats cancer Conquers kidney stones Smoothes skin

 

watermelon Protects prostate Promotes Weight loss Lowers cholesterol Helps stops strokes Controls blood pressure
wheat germ Combats Colon Cancer prevents constipation Lowers cholesterol Helps stops strokes improves digestion
wheat bran Combats Colon Cancer prevents constipation Lowers cholesterol Helps stops strokes improves digestion
yogurt Guards against ulcers Strengthens bones Lowers cholesterol Supports immune systems Aids digestion

Get Super Model Lashes

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backstage with the supermodels of Maybelline shoot the new TV campaign for Maybelline's Falsies 'Volum Express mascara.

As much as we loved this commercial! and all the models are great! we all know this mascara is not going to make your lashes look like this and they are wearing actual lashes, talking about dumping the lashes. So we have chosen our favorite mascara's on the market and we will tell you how to get great looking eye's with or without lashes.

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Luxury beauty Bar Top mascara picks

Giorgio Armani 'Eyes to Kill Excess' Mascara Giorgio Armani has upped the volume with Eyes to Kill Excess, the ultimate weapon in eye seduction. In the darkest black, the exceptionally volumizing mascara arms the lashes instantly, accentuating the eye with more depth and intensity.Instant full volume: Eyes to Kill Excess full-volume mascara thickens and separates the lashes with a striking, long-lasting, wet finish. This clearly defined, denser lash fringe is the best weapon for daring volumizing lashes.Oversized brush: The secret to Eyes to Kill Excess mascara lies in the combination of a unique formula and an oversized patented lash brush.

This mascara is worth every penny!

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For a great overall budget mascara, consider L'Oreal Voluminous. Enhanced with hair conditioners panthenol and cermide-R, this product is a must-have. Makeup artists love it because, it's affordable and like some of our other favorite mascaras, it adds volume without clumping.

The power of sculpting fibers give you an outrageous, false lash look from any angle with this fiber volumizing mascara by L'Oreal.

  • Incomparably volumized
  • Extended new lengths
  • Infinitely structured
  • Incredibly curled
  • Waterproof

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Givenchy Phenomen'Eyes Mascara - Gold Sparkles What it is: A revolutionary mascara, in a twinkling gold shade, designed to grip at lashes starting at the roots. Mascara perfectly curls and separates lashes. It has a high-tech, patented round sphere at the tip of the precision wand that reaches every lash and adapts to all eye shapes.

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Illamasqua Masquara What it is: A smudge-proof mascara that lengthens, shapes, and defines lashes. What it does: With one generous coat of this do-it-all mascara, your lashes will look longer, thicker, and expertly defined. The color is full and deep and helps produce a rich, intense finish.

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Hypnôse Drama Get instant lash drama in a single coat with this ultra volume-boosting mascara that’ll take lashes from so-so to show-stopping. The full contact brush, with its S-shaped curve, grasps and loads lashes for a fanned out, full body fringe. Lancôme’s luxe Texturizing Complex features highly saturated waxes and intense black pigments for maximum lash volume. The triple coating system delivers a fluid and creamy application to quickly and easily build big, battable lashes that won’t clump or flake.

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High Impact Mascara Kicks up the volume and length of each and every lash for a look that's lusher, plusher, bolder. Pure, deep colour only adds to the impact. Wear it once and you'll feel naked without it. 0.28 oz.

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Le 2 de Guerlain Waterproof Mascara The prodigious Le 2 de Guerlain mascara quickly claimed its place as the must-have tool in all makeup pouches. The main brush provides volume, length and curl for the longest lashes, while the mini-brush helps to precisely define all small lashes and lower lashes. To keep your Le 2 de Guerlain at hand, even at the beach, it now comes in a waterproof version in new black gold packaging.To deploy length, the first supple and liquid polymer helps surround the lash with a flexible coating by encasing natural waxes. To protect curl and maintain hold, the second polymer, a humid resin, forms a setting film over the first coating as it dries.

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L'Oreal, Illamasqua, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent

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