Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Lowertown Pop Sweepstakes

Win tickets and prizes from some Lowertown Pop MN makers!
Enter here.

Please join us on April 15th at Union Depot from 10-4.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Vie Collection GLYCO 10

Vie Collection GLYCO 10 RESURFACING ACID CONCENTRATE
Vie Collection reasserts its medi-exclusive expertise with GLYCO 10 RESURFACING ACID CONCENTRATE, the at-home resurfacing peel for a “new skin” effect. Formulated with an ideal concentration of 10% glycolic acid, this peel gently but effectively stimulates cellular renewal for a controlled, progressive resurfacing action without discomfort. Complementary ingredient pyrrolidone carboxylic acid, an acid naturally occurring in the body but lost with age, intensely moisturizes the skin, helping to retain optimal hydration for maintained softness and suppleness. GLYCO 10 is fragrance free and has a serum-like gel consistency which is readily absorbed by the skin for easy application before a regular skin care cream. It may be used alone for instant smoothing effects and progressive resurfacing, or as a preparatory solution before professional peel treatments. Day after day, skin texture is refined, pores are tightened and the complexion appears fresher, smoother and brighter.

Directions for use:
Apply one or two drops to perfectly cleansed face and neck before usual care cream. Apply morning or evening, 1-3x a week. Avoid contact with the eyes. In case of contact, rinse immediately and thoroughly with water. 
Sunburn alert: This product contains an AHA that may increase the skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing and limit sun exposure while using this product and for one week afterwards. If irritation persists, discontinue use and consult a doctor. Tested under dermatological control. Not suitable for sensitive skin.

Key ingredients:

• Glycolic Acid - the smallest, most powerful AHA molecule, able to easily penetrate the skin for effective stimulation of cellular activity. Triggers desquamation of the cells of the upper layer of the epidermis and stimulates collagen and elastin production for accelerated skin cell renewal.
• Pyrrolidone Carboxylic Acid - a moisturizer naturally found in the body but lost with age. Helps retain moisture in the heart of the skin for ultimate softness and suppleness.

Impressive results:

From the First Application

OPTIMUM TOLERANCE
The product does not provoke discomfort: 95%*
Skin does not feel tight: 91%*

IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVENESS
The complexion is fresher: 87%*
Skin is smoother: 81%*

In One Month

EXFOLIATES
Skin is cleansed: 73%**

BRIGHTENS
The complexion is brighter: 83%**

SMOOTHES-REFINES-EVENS
Skin is smoothed: 96%*
Skin texture is refined, pores are tightened: 82%**

REGENERATES
The appearance and quality of the skin are improved: 77%**

*Satisfaction test conducted on 22 women, 30 minutes after the first application. ** Satisfaction test conducted on 22 women after 2 to 3 applications per week for 28 days. For professional use only.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Wrinkle Dimension

Vie Collection Wrinkle Dimension
New from Vie Collection: Wrinkle Dimension.

Vie Collection affirms its anti-aging expertise by drawing inspiration from hyaluronic acid injections with WRINKLE DIMENSION Hyaluronic Acid Concentrate.
This semi-fluid, half-lotion serum brings together a trio of hyaluronic acid, the benchmark molecule approved by dermatologists and used in optimum concentrations to effectively act on crepey and wrinkled skin. Hyaluronic acid helps to maintain optimum levels of hydration within the skin by trapping water in deep layers, in the same way as a sponge, strengthening skin cohesion and increasing firmness. Over time, hyaluronic acid contained in the body decreases by half, making WRINKLE DIMENSION an appropriate year-round solution to provide maturing and wrinkled skin with a perfect supply of hyaluronic acid for an instantly rejuvenating effect.

Directions for use: apply several drops before face cream, morning and evening.

Key ingredients:

•Hyaluronic Acid Trio:
Encapsulated High Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid - deep wrinkles are filled and hollow areas are volumized thanks to the strategic shape and controlled release of ingredient.
Low Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid - small molecules of hyaluronic acid penetrate skin layers, swell on contact with water and accumulate to fill fine lines, smoothing surface wrinkles.
High Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid - plays a vital role in regulating skin hydration thanks to its strong water-retaining power. Skin is moisturized and transepidermal water loss is stopped.

Vie Collection at a glance:
As a cosmeceutical expert in the spa industry, Vie Collection is a high performance, high-end skin care line focused on bridging the gap between traditional cosmetics and esthetic medicine. They are one of few spa brands with their own laboratory which allows them to always be on the cutting-edge of scientific progress in cosmetics. They offer in-spa solutions for the spa-savvy client that seeks medical results but prefers the use of topical products. Vie Collection has targeted, non-invasive and clinically proven alternatives and complements to the top five cosmetic medicine procedures available today. With the partnership of a prestigious French esthetic doctor, Vie Collection brings expertise, authenticity and real results in the form of expert formulations and treatments, from the finest ingredients.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Controlled Chaos Curl Creme Giveaway

Controlled Chaos Curl Creme
WIN! Calling all Curly Girls! Head on over to our Facebook page and tell us what you use. We're giving away a full-sized bottle!

Controlled Chaos is unlike any other curl product, leaving curls soft, shiny and frizz-free without feeling and looking crispy or oily.

All-In-One: Curl Creme replaces the most commonly 'cocktailed' curl products: detangler, leave-in, curl definer, heat/UV protectant and shine spray.

Controlled Chaos is formulated with organic botanicals and is gluten, paraben and sulfate-free. Packaging is BPA-free.

The Curl Creme is revolutionizing the concept of 'product memory'.   Once dry, the hair can be worn up, moved around-even stretched-and it will return to it's gorgeous looking state.  This part is completely unheard of in the category.
Curl Creme works to repair hair over time, equalizing porosity, adding moisture, softening and conditioning.  This will improve color-processed, damaged and porous textures with continued use.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Makeup Safety

Beauty Product Safety
If you have been following us for the last 12 years you know how much we talk about ingredients in beauty and grooming products. We're pretty disappointed that we still have to talk about it in regard to beauty products manufactured in the USA (European, Canadian and Japanese products are so much "cleaner").

The Johnson & Johnson verdict on talc is a shining example of the overhaul that needs to take place in the beauty industry.

Use this graph to make some changes in your grooming product regimen - we understand that this information may be daunting and we suggest that you make changes slowly. As you finish a product, replace it with a healthier alternative. Baby steps.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Fountain Of 30

Thanks to Fountain Of 30 for the lippie love  - Best Organic Lip Balms.

Our Stormsisters - Lips Accessorized Amy lippie is featured. #9

Pucker up!