Posts Tagged ‘SPF’

  1. June 25, 2012 by Beauty Booty 411


    Are You Protecting Yourself from the Sun this Summer?

    Summer is here and last week’s heat wave definitely proved it. While you should be protecting yourself from the sun all year round, it’s especially important in summer. Bioderma – one of my favourite skin care brands (best makeup remover ever!) – has just released this new line. Read on for deets on these goodies.

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  2. January 5, 2012 by Beauty Booty 411


    What the Heck is BB Cream and Do You Need It?

    In short, the answer is yes! BB cream is all the rage all of a sudden — it literally sprouted up like a weed and the talk about it is growing just as quickly. This got me wondering. What is a BB cream? More importantly, do I need it? Estée Lauder invited me to a sit down interview right before the holidays with one of their expert makeup professionals and I got the skinny on this new coveted product. Read on to find out more.

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  3. July 7, 2011 by Beauty Booty 411


    You Need This: Tinted Moisturizer with SPF

    I feel like a broken record but I spent the weekend in Miami this past weekend and I was mentally scarred by all the ultra-tanned people I saw. I’m talking sun spots and twice as many wrinkles as my almost-90-year-old grandmother used to have. It was horrible! Trust me, people. Nothing you do will prevent excess or premature wrinkles like SPF. And why not score one with a touch of colour so no one else realizes you’re hiding from the sun’s nasty UV rays.

    Read on to find out why I adore this tinted moisturizer with SPF from B. Kamins.

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  4. March 16, 2011 by Beauty Booty 411


    My Anti-Aging Skin Care Secrets Revealed

    Kiehl’s has the secret to the fountain of youth. Ok, well maybe not, but I honestly believe this is as close as one can ever get to it. Skin care routines are never simple and never consist of a mere one or two products. Protecting your skin takes time and patience but it’s worth every penny and every minute spent on achieving it not to have even one more wrinkle than is absolutely necessary.

    First things first, my new favourite sunscreen: Super Fluid UV Defense 50 SPF ($36). With such a high SPF, my main worry with this product was that it would be thick and greasy and create oily build-up on my face. To my surprise, this super light fluid is weightless and doesn’t have the thick, gross feel traditional SPFs sometimes have. I wear it everyday because as we know, this is the only real way to prevent premature wrinkles. According to Donna Paty, Kiehl’s National Education Manager, up to 90% of wrinkles in our lifetime can be prevented with the use of SPF every single day. That’s insane! I feel like soaking my whole body in it every day just to be safe.

    While a good SPF is key, I’m a huge believer in a strong nighttime regimen. I’ve been using the Midnight Recovery Concentrate ($48) for the past couple of weeks. It’s a dry oil so even oily skins can go for it. It hydrates the skin where it’s needed and keeps it looking smooth and fresh. At night, your skin cells regenerate themselves so this is the best time to use products like this. They stimulate cellular renewal and repair the day’s damage using pure essential and botanical oils.

     The Powerful Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate ($77) is an important player for women aged 35+. However Donna Paty says it’s never too early to start and none of these products are harmful on younger skin. You just wouldn’t be using the products to their maximum potential. This serum is made with vitamin C so it feels very warm when you apply it at first. It contains lots of antioxidants so it fights free radical damage and prevents and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

    For women in the 45+ range, the Rosa Arctica Rehydrating Reactivation Cream ($63) is the perfect daily moisturizer. It’s made with arctic glacier extract and Regeneration Flower extract. This is really cool actually. The Regeneration Flower is said to have survived the ice age because this flower has the ability to “sleep” or appear dead when conditions are harsh, and actually revive itself when the climate accommodates it. The restorative properties of that flower have been translated into a cream to have the same effect on the skin. It’s amazing. It’s a very thick cream so you have to be careful not to apply too much and to gently pat it into the skin rather than spread it vigorously.

    Also for older women is the Double Strength Deep Wrinkle Filler ($57). This cream smells amazing and is so light. I don’t have any deep wrinkles to fill on my face yet (thank God) but I did apply it to my knuckles. That’s probably the most wrinkly area on anyone’s body. I did that so I could see the effect of the cream and instantly, the lines appeared smoother. They obviously didn’t make them disappear but if you’re on the lookout for a product that does that, you’re likely to be searching for the rest of your life…with no success. This product is one of the fastest acting I’ve ever seen.

    I am a huge Kiehl’s fan so I definitely recommend these products. If you’re unsure, don’t be shy. Head to a Kiehl’s store and ask an expert there for some advice. That’s what they’re there for and they’ll be glad to help you. What works for me or someone else, may not be what’s right for you. Your skin will be part of you for the rest of your life, so take care of it before it’s too late. (I know that sounds harsh but you know what I mean!)

    P.S. There is an amazing new Kiehl’s skin care line coming out in July that I am going to start using this week. I can’t wait to share the deets with you!

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  5. May 18, 2010 by Beauty Booty 411


    Protect your hair from the sun this summer!

    When you’re sitting in the sun for hours wearing your SPF (as you should be!) you feel protected, right? You know you’re blocking harmful rays from penetrating your skin and causing long-term damage. Quick question for you. While you’re protected body lounges by the pool or on the beach, what do you think is happening to your hair? If the sun damages your skin, it’s a given that it damages your hair, too.

    I know I asked that question as though I’m a smarty pants, but the truth is, until I received the BC Sun Protect Line from Schwarzkopf Professional, I never thought about it either. But now that I know, it makes perfect sense!

    As I mentioned probably a million times by now, I went to Punta Cana last month for some fun in the sun. Luckily, these products made it to my doorstep before I was done packing so I was able to bring them along.

    I used the BC Sun Protect Shampoo ($14.50 – pictured above) everyday after the beach. The goal of this extra-mild shampoo is to cleanse your hair of salt and moisturize the scalp. If you don’t wear a hat when you’re out in the sun, trust me, you’re burning your scalp. The shampoo will help soothe a scalp burn. It also left my hair really soft and smelling great.

    The BC Sun Protect Spray Conditioner ($16.50) is a must if you’re planning on spending a full day in the sun. Right after applying your SPF all over your body, apply this spray to your hair. It’ll protect your hair from the damage caused by UV rays. Sun damage can make your hair dry, weak and brittle. And if you have coloured hair, it can fade the colour.

    My favourite product in this line is the BC Sun Protect After-Sun Treatment ($23.75). This was my saviour on vacation. Because my hair was protected with the Spray Conditioner before, my hair didn’t get too damaged. But I rarely remembered to reapply it on the beach so the salt water and the sizzling sun were still causing some damage. The spray foam penetrates quickly into the hair and repairs damage while detangling, as well.

    If you use the shampoo and conditioner regularly, you’ll keep your hair protected all the time. If you don’t want to use it all year round, I suggest using the products in summer and most definitely using them if you’re planning a trip down south. The sun is so strong and can be potentially harmful if you’re not careful. Add these products to your summer checklist to keep your locks healthy all summer long. These products are avilable in salons now.

    For more info on where to find these products, call 1-800-463-3081.

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