The premise behind Pevonia Spa Clinica, the sister line to Pevonia, is to offer a quick, easy customized routine that's ideal for those who can't make it to the spa. In essence, the beauty brand brings the aesthetician to you (well, at least through an online experience). When you head to the company's website, you are prompted to take a quiz to discover the best system for you, or you can even send in a photo of yourself and get a free Skype analysis with an aesthetician. Skin care tailored to your needs without having to leave your dwelling? We'll definitely have some of that.
Just thinking about the word "peel" sounds painful, but the new Perricone MD Blue Plasma ($95) not only has a cool futuristic name, but also reinvents the facial peel. This silky blue liquid is an acid-free option that you can use daily to reveal glowing skin without the typical drawbacks, such as the redness and sensitivity you'll often find with a standard peel. The magic lies in an enzyme found in salmon eggs, which only works on dead skin cells.
This means you won't get the redness, irritation, and sensitivity that results from sloughing away layers of healthy skin, but you will get the benefits of removing debris from your pores and banishing lackluster skin. Plus, magnolia bark extracts provide anti-inflammatory benefits, while copper helps to repair your skin and gives the formula its striking blue color. This product is great for all skin types — even the most sensitive — and should be applied daily after cleansing and before your moisturizer. Getting enough sloughing action just got a whole lot easier.
Um, I think it might be.
To find out why, keep reading.
One of the keys to successful hair serum results is to use a very small amount – it goes a long way! However, I picked up another tip from my stylist that I thought might help you.
Instead of putting a little drop on your fingers to spread on your hair, apply it to the palm of one hand then rub your hands together vigorously. This emulsifies and breaks down the ingredients as well as adding heat to the product. So, not only will you help the active ingredients work better, you'll spread it out for even distribution easy as one, two, three.
I like to think of serums as vitamins for the face — like magical potions that help make the skin glow. Recently, an anonymous reader tried Caudalie Vinoperfect Serum ($79), and was none too pleased with the sticky and shiny results. Take it away, mystery reviewer:
"Apparently people swear by this, but after a week using it, I saw absolutely no difference other than the fact that it left my skin a bit sticky and shiny, even underneath my moisturizer. I will say that my skin felt tighter — which for me, with dry skin, was a negative, but might be a plus for others. I can't see how it's worth the price."
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French skin care company Darphin has just released a four-product collection called Intral. The gentle items are made from plant extracts, (namely grape, centella, hawthorn, chamomile and peony) and they're meant to soothe, comfort and calm, red, irritable, sensitive skin.
I've tried a sample of the Redness Relief Soothing Serum ($110) and I really loved the texture, the clean scent and the results.
It has a watery consistency, but absorbs quickly to a matte finish. It smells like peonies and botanicals mixed together giving it a heavenly and relaxing aroma. I've only used it twice so I can't attest to it changing my skin completely, but I like the cool feeling on my face and that the redness was reduced considerably in just a few hours. I would happily recommend this product, but it's expensive. Do you think you'd buy a facial serum for $110?
With some products, I know right away whether I love it or feel indifferent toward it. Others, like N.V. Perricone M.D. Ceramic Skin Smoother finishing serum ($75), take more time. I'm particularly fussy about pricey products. Even though some, like this one, are sent to me for review, I always think, "Would I buy it for this price?" And that's why it too me so long to write this review.
Like many of Dr. Perricone's products, Ceramic Skin Smoother contains age-fighting antioxidants and DMAE, which helps skin feel firmer. Although this serum is meant to be the last step in skin care before applying foundation, it's not strictly a makeup primer. It's much lighter than, say Smashbox Photo Finish, and it sinks into skin rather than sitting on top of it. Even so, I find that foundation does go on more smoothly over it; some people claim that they can go without foundation entirely with this product, but I prefer a little help. I love the lightweight, oil-free texture, and using it minimizes the look of my pores.
But let's go back to the "Would I buy this?" question. After I make my millions off of my Milo-endorsed gourmet pet food line, yes. Yes, I would. But for now, I have student loans to pay off, so I can't add this to my must-buy list just yet.
Sometimes you just feel like indulging yourself in ridiculously expensive beauty products from time to time. Maybe it's your birthday, you've received a bonus, or perhaps you just have a chunk of change that's been burning a hole in your pocket. Regardless of how you've saved your pennies, here are a couple of over-the-top new beauty indulgences to check out. I personally haven't been able to strike gold and try out these items yet, so if you have, I'd love to know how they compare to more affordable brands. Keep in touch!
This month, Chanel is releasing Sublimage Sèrum Essential Regenerating Concentrate, a highly concentrated and powerful anti-aging treatment to partner with its popular Sublimage Cream. The Chanel research team has spared no expense in developing this lightweight serum to help combat wrinkles, firm and hydrate the skin.
So, if a rejuvenated and youthful complexion is what you crave, you can purchase radiance in a one ounce airless pump bottle for $385!
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Citre Shine has recently released SHINE MIRACLE, a six-product collection created to fight frizz, combat fly-aways and add serious shine to your hair at affordable prices. Here are two of the products that stand out from the rest.
Citre Shine SHINE MIRACLE Highly Laminating Glossing Pomade ($4.26) is a non-greasy styling product that provides medium hold and tons of shine to all types of hair. It's a lightweight formula, so it will control the hair without leaving behind any heavy residue.
Citre Shine SHINE MIRACLE Highly Laminating Anti-Frizz Spray Laminator ($4.04) is a mouthful to say. (Imagine asking your pharmacist where you can find it!) It's a fruit-scented, silicone-based serum that helps protect hair from heat styling and UV damage. It is made with grapefruit, lime and mandarin extracts to give it a really refreshing smell.