Posts Tagged ‘anti-aging’

  1. April 24, 2014 by Beauty Booty 411


    Review: Fréquence by Gigi Anti-Aging Cream

    So I’m hitting the big 3-0 this year and in beauty blogger years, that’s like 106. Needless to say, wrinkles and other signs of aging are starting to worry me so I am a full-fledged anti-aging skincare user. No excuses, ladies: If you are 25 or older, you need to read on to find out why anti-aging care is so important and why Fréquence by Gigi may be a really great option for you.


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  2. August 26, 2013 by Beauty Booty 411


    My Eyecare Secret: The Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion System

    Do you know how to apply eye cream? Chances are you’re using your middle finger and rubbing it along the skin. Wrong and wrong! Find out how you should be applying eye cream and how the Clarisonic Opal can help.


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  3. July 15, 2011 by Beauty Booty 411


    My New Skincare Secret…Which So Isn’t a Secret Anymore!

    Ever heard of Boots No 7? I’m a beauty blogger and to be quite honest, before heading over to an event a little while back to discover the collection which is available at Pharmaprix / Shopper’s Drug Mart, I had never heard of it either. But I’m so glad I did and as much as I’d like to keep this little secret all to myself, the kind-hearted beauty expert in me is urging me to spread the word.

    Keep reading to find out why this line has totally blown me away.

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  4. January 28, 2011 by Beauty Booty 411


    Step Up Your Skin Care Routine with Yves Rocher

    If you’re a frequent reader of this website, you’ll know that Yves Rocher is one of my favourite brands because their products contain natural botanical ingredients to care for the skin in every way. There’s a reason why they’re the number one skin care brand in France. Plus, the anti-aging ingredients they throw in from time to time are always great.

    Yves Rocher is launching an all-new line of skin care treatments, 3 Detoxifying Teas, in February, which is actually only a few days away. I am huge skin care advocate and if anyone asks me for beauty advice, it almost always begins with a good skin care regimen. Makeup cannot perform miracles so care for your skin properly everyday.

    Above, you’ll see the Micellar Cleansing Water ($19), the first step in your skin care routine. Made for the face, eyes and lips, this product will remove all traces of makeup and impurities from the skin. With Green Tea, White Tea and Madagascar Tea extracts, it also revitalizes the skin and gives it a visibly younger look. I like the fresh sensation it leaves on my skin and I love how it removes my makeup (eyeshadow, bronzer and all) in a snap. This product is also available in a milk formula if you need extra hydration.

    Perfecting Toning Lotion ($18) has become my best-kept secret…until today, of course! Also made with tea extracts and chamomile water, this cleanser has a little something extra. It actually helps revive the skin and get rid of those nasty signs of fatigue. It’s also made with peppermint, which is an ingredient that stimulates the skin to help it recover from signs of fatigue quick. You’ll totally love!

    Once your face is clean, you have to exfoliate. I can’t stress it enough, no matter how annoying or repetitive I sound! That’s where the Exfoliating Foam Cleanser ($18) comes into play. In general, Yves Rocher products are known for being extremely gentle on the skin yet effective and this little gem is no exception. I beg you, exfoliate at least before bed (though morning and night is better). It’s the best way to achieve smooth, hydrated, younger and healthier-looking skin.

    And finally, for the gal who is often on-the-go, the Express Cleansing Wipes ($17) were made just for you. They’re easy to bring along anywhere you go (they’re coming to Jamaica with me next week!) and they provide the same amazing results as the bottled cleansers.

    These new skin care products will be hitting Yves Rocher stores next week. If you make a purchase online, remember to click on the Yves Rocher photo on the right-hand side of this page to get your free gift at checkout. Happy weekend everyone!

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  5. January 7, 2011 by Beauty Booty 411


    What’s New: Dr. Hauschka Skin Care Products

    If you’re an avid reader of my blog, you know that Dr. Hauschka is one of the leading luxe brands on the market and one of my favourite splurge-worthy brands. I don’t recommend overspending on beauty too often, but if you’re going, these are the kinds of things you should be spending your hard-earned cash on.

    These new anti-aging skin care products regenerate mature skin. I wouldn’t recommend this for anyone under 30 but it’s good to start working on some more intense skin care regimes around that age. It can also help prevent premature wrinkles.

    The first product is the Dr. Hauschka Regenerating Eye Cream ($97). This product smoothes wrinkles caused by dryness and firms the skin. It contains a combination of Vitamins C, A and E and is also infused with antioxidant protection. Plus, it’s ophthalmologist tested so it’s been proven not to irritate the skin.

    Dr. Hauschka Regenerating Neck & Décolleté Cream ($88) is another fab new product. It contain pomegranate in a whole-fruit extract s well as macadamia nut oil, 32 times more antioxidants than vitamin C and rich fatty acids. It’s great for smoothing out the fine lines and wrinkles in this area which is one of the most noticeable spots.

    The sensitive eye area and the neck, which is exposed to sunlight and is often not protected, are areas that can age slightly quicker than other parts of the face so it’s important to keep them hydrated and conditioned at all times. If you’re looking for the ultimate antioxidant fix, splurge on Dr. Hauschka’s new products.


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  6. January 3, 2011 by Beauty Booty 411


    Kick Off 2011 With Yves Rocher

    Welcome back everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday break. I know I did. In fact, I’m having a little trouble adjusting to working again. I took the holiday break to sort through all the beauty booty I have around here and started picking my favourites for 2011. Today, I figured I’d start with skin care since we’re stuck in the dead of winter right now. If the cooler weather is giving you the blues, hang in there because I have loads of spring products to show you soon enough. The new looks for spring are so awesome, you’ll feel like the season is right around the corner.

    If your new year’s resolution is to look fabulous and take care of your skin this year, today’s blog is about to simplify your life. My two obsessions are lips and hands; the first two spots that show signs of aging. In winter, the dry, cool air can make these sensitive areas even drier and more irritating. So Yves Rocher is launching some fab new products this month to prevent premature aging.

    I’ll start with the Culture Bio Repair Lip Balm ($6) because I’m absolutely obsessed with it. I apply it a million times a day, especially right before bed. This buttery soft lip balm really repairs dry and damaged lips, keeping them looking and feeling soft and smooth. Made with five nourishing botanicals (almond, cocoa, sesame, chestnut and hazelnut), this lip balm is the perfect solution to dry lips. Plus, keeping your lips hydrated at all times means no premature wrinkles. Wrinkles are bad enough…we don’t need them a day too soon!

    For your hands, which suffer the most during the winter season, I have to recommend Riche Crème Anti-Wrinkle Nourishing Hand Cream ($17). I gave this product to my mother to try out and she swears it makes her hands look smoother and conceals some fine lines and wrinkles. It’s not a miracle cure, but it certainly keeps hands hydrated and looking fresher and younger. It’s a rich cream so you have to give it a few minutes to absorb, but once your skin soaks it up, your hands are anything but greasy. Both of these fab products are available in Yves Rocher stores and online starting this month.

    I suggest keeping nourishing products like these with you at all times in winter because nothing is more irritating than dry, cracked skin. What are some of your winter handbag essentials?

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  7. December 22, 2010 by Beauty Booty 411


    The Ultimate Age-Defying Gift from Neostrata

    Tick-tock: only TWO days left to shop! Still looking for a gift but don’t have time to head or the motivation to brave the packed mall? No problem. Head to Pharmaprix / Shopper’s Drug Mart instead and pick up an incredible value Holiday Set from Neostrata.

    Made for women of all ages, Neostrata’s Instant Renewal Gift Set retails for $72.50, but is actually valued at $143.50! That means your ever-so-lucky giftee will be getting way more than she ever expected. The gift set includes Skin Renewal Peel Solution, Skin Resurfacing Duo and Anti-Wrinkle Lip Enhancer.

    Basically, this kit contains everything a gal needs to keep her skin looking impeccable this winter. Skin care is my biggest obsession. I think I may even apply more creams to my face than makeup. But with all the harmful environmental factors out there (like UV rays, pollution, dry air, humidity, etc.) our skin takes a beating out there. And no one wants to spot wrinkles a second too soon.

    No, you can’t prevent aging altogether, but you can always take the proper steps to make sure your skin looks best for your age whether you’re 25 or 65. Taking care of skin properly now means greater looking skin when as you age. Plus, with Skin Renewal Peel Solution, you’ll see results after the first use so you know it’s working.

    Give your beauty-conscious gal pal the gift of gorgeous skin this holiday season with the Instant Renewal Gift Set from one of the world’s leading skin care brands, Neostrata.


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  8. October 15, 2010 by Beauty Booty 411


    Celebrity Favourite: Dermaglow 3-in-1 Moisturizer

    These days, multitasking seems to be the way of the world so why not invest in products that are just as versatile as we are? Dermaglow, a Canadian brand, recently released the first and only moisturizer on the market that aims to hydrate, protect against premature aging and act as a foundation.

    Dermaglow is a top quality brand favoured by celebs like Kate Winslet. Since she has absolutely flawless-looking skin, it’s safe to say Dermaglow is a trustworthy source for quality skin care products. The Anti-Aging Tinted Moisturizer ($40) is a real time-saver thanks to its triple action formula.

    First and foremost, the product acts as a daily moisturizer. I used it a few times last week and I found my skin to be moist yet not greasy all day long. I was very surprised by the colour-match properties of the tinted moisturizer part of it, too. The cream comes out in a basic nude shades and literally transforms to match any skin colour. You can actually watch and see as the cream blends into your skin tone. Although it only provides light coverage, it’s great for evening skin tone and giving your skin a natural look.

    The third element of this moisturizer is its anti-aging properties. It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and stimulates the production of collagen to give skin more elasticity. I would recommend this cream more for women who are over 35 but it serves as a great tinted moisturizer for any age.

    For more information on Dermaglow products on retail information, click here to visit their website.

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  9. July 28, 2010 by Beauty Booty 411


    Erase It All with Maybelline Age Rewind

    Maybelline’s newest product line, slated to hit stores this coming September, is Age Rewind. Made with natural goji berry, this line is a must for women of all ages and I’ll tell you why.

    Let’s start with explaining the goji berry extract. This natural fruit contains 500 times more vitamin C than an orange and is the highest rated antioxidant in the world, as far as we know. As is already common knowledge, antioxidants fight free radicals and help the skin cells naturally reproduce. Loaded with tons of it, Age Rewind helps conceal, or “erase”, the effects of aging like crow’s feet, expression lines and enlarged pores. FYI, if you’re young but have enlarged pores (it happens often) this makeup would be ideal for you, too.

    My mom has been using The Eraser Makeup ($15.99 – pictured in middle) and she loves it. She is 57-years-old and she told me she loves how it makes her skin look. I’ve even noticed how great it looks. It fills in her wrinkles and leaves her face with a smooth finish. Plus, its easy-to-use applicator just glides on the skin and spreads easily. She blends it with her fingers and in no time she has a flawless complexion.

    You can also try the Radiant Firming Makeup ($12.99 – liquid foundation) and apply it with a sponge or opt for the Protector Finishing Powder ($12.99) if you have excessively oily skin. The makeup products are great for women over 40 but can also be an asset to the mid-30 range of women who want to hide their minor flaws and the first signs of aging.

    For younger gals like myself, I recommend the Skin Transforming Primer ($12.99). Whether or not you have wrinkles, this primer is amazing! It fills in pores and really gives the skin a perfect finish and tone. No one has perfectly smooth skin but this product can help you fake it. I apply my makeup over it and it looks great. I have been using it recently and I have received a few compliments on my “flawless” skin. Little do they know…

    Anyhoo…the Age Rewind collection will be hitting stores September 2010. Get ready for it because there’s something for everyone. No matter your age, you’re sure to fall head-over-heels for one of these amazing products.

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  10. July 1, 2010 by Beauty Booty 411


    The Ultimate Eye Contour Treatment from Garraud-Paris Lab

    I received a box of Smoothing Eye Patch Wrinkle-Smoothing Complex from Garraud-Paris Lab and I have been using them once a week for the last two months.  I have dark circles under my eyes and I am obsessed with anti-aging eye treatment. Since the skin beneath your eyes is very delicate, it tends to age quicker and can make you look tired and much older if not cared for properly.

    These patches are designed to be applied to your under-eye area for 15 minutes (I think once per week is enough). In that time, they hydrate, smooth out fine lines (if you’re 25 +, you have them!) and they strengthen delicate skin tissue. Lots of eye creams promise to lighten dark circles but I rarely see any that strengthen sensitive tissue. It’s actually the most important thing to do in order to keep the skin looking healthy and youthful.

    These patches are obviously not miracle cures but they are intensely hydrating and that’s key to preventing fine lines and wrinkles. If the skin gets too soft or is dark or sags under the eyes, it’s adding years to your look and no concealer in the world can cover that up. In fact, it can actually make you look worse. You need to do your best to make sure you maintain and hydrate your skin if you want to keep it looking healthy and refreshed. No woman over 25 should be going without at least some form of eye cream.

    Yes, you will eventually age and your genes dictate some of that, but you’d be surprised how much better one can age when the skin is cared for properly. Why let wrinkles and bags take up residence on your face any sooner than they need to?

    I really love these patches because even though more significant results appear over time, the second I remove them, I feel a difference. The skin under my eyes feels stronger, softer, smoother and cool and refreshed. It’s amazing. And now after two months, I can say that I definitely look healthier because the skin under my eyes looks refreshed. No more tired eyes for me!

    You can pick up your box of Garraud-Paris Lab Smoothing Eye Patch Wrinkle-Smoothing Complex and Jean Coutu pharmacies in Quebec and Pharma Plus locations in  the rest of Canada for $60 (for 16 patches). I only use them once a week so they do last quite some time and the difference really shows over time. Definitely worth it.

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