Posts Tagged ‘wrinkles’

  1. June 25, 2012 by Beauty Booty 411

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    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. September 20, 2011 by Beauty Booty 411

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    New Makeup Base from Lancôme: Effet Miracle

    I’ve been using my Effet Miracle base for the last few weeks and I am loving it. So much so that for my wedding day (in less than 4 weeks!) I won’t be putting on my makeup without it. Find out why this makeup base could be your biggest beauty life-saver ever!

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  3. July 26, 2011 by Beauty Booty 411

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    Scars? Stretch Marks? Nix ‘Em With Skin Therapy Oil

    If you’re not well-acquainted with Palmer’s, you should start getting to know them right now. I have been a long-time fan of Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Shea Butter Cream. I apply the cream to my hands every night before bed because I once read the first signs of aging appear on the hands! To avoid such a horrible thing, I moisturize all the time — I’m borderline OCD about it. And that little jar makes my hands silky smooth each and every night.

    Why do I love this new oil? Find out!

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  4. March 16, 2011 by Beauty Booty 411

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    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. July 1, 2010 by Beauty Booty 411

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    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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