Monday, May 18, 2015

Ingrown Hair 101

What Are They, Where Do They Come From And How To Rid Of Them?

A few of our tips were featured in this article by LISA FOGARTY on SheFinds.

Ingrown hairs–they’re painful, itchy, ugly and seemingly impossible to destroy. If you've never experienced one, consider yourself insanely lucky. For those of us who have suffered, however, you know just how awful they can be....more here.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Vie Collection Mela White and Re-Dermist

Vie Collection MELA WHITE
Vie Collection MELA WHITE

VIE COLLECTION intensifies its medi-exclusive expertise on hyperpigmentation, dark spots and uneven skin tone with MELA WHITE Radiance Brightening Essence. 1st pre-treatment action, MELA WHITE targets the phenomenon of hyperpigmentation characterized by the appearance of dark spots and a lack of complexion uniformity. Trigger factors such as repeated sun exposure, pregnancy, the use of photo-sensitizing products or drugs and natural skin aging are the cause of
excessive pigmentation of the skin.
Result: the natural color of the skin intensifies; the complexion becomes less transparent, dark spots appear due to a strong accumulation of cells heavily loaded with melanin.

VIE COLLECTION introduces a new pre-treatment action: MELA WHITE Radiance Brightening Essence for a visible depigmenting action:
- EVENS OUT the complexion
- BRIGHTENS the skin

A RECORD DEPIGMENTING INGREDIENT: GLABRIDIN

Glabridin is one of the top 10 leading depigmentation molecules in the world.
It is the main component of the hydrophobic portion of liquorice extract, particularly rich in antioxidant polyphenols.

VIE COLLECTION has selected a licorice extract containing more than 40% pure glabridin. It is indicated for skin hyperpigmentation and brown spots.
Glabridin is used in cosmetics for its whitening, depigmenting and antioxidant properties.
Glabridin stops the hyperpigmentation process by acting on melanogenesis, the source of skin pigmentation.

Vie Collection RE-DERMIST SKIN TEXTURE AND PORE SERUM
THE SKIN TEXTURE AND PORE SPECIALIST - Vie Collection RE-DERMIST SKIN TEXTURE AND PORE SERUM

REDEFINES PERFECT SKIN TEXTURE IN 1 MONTH

VIE COLLECTION reveals its medi-exclusive expertise on the key issue of skin aging: visible pores, uneven skin texture.
RE-DERMIST Skin Texture and Pore Serum targets a major concern along with wrinkles and dark spots: PORES.
These microscopic pits, which correspond to openings on the surface of the skin, are made up of sweat glands, which regulate body temperature and sebaceous glands - the source of the secretion of sebum. Located primarily on the midline of the face: sides of the nose, forehead and chin, 500 to 900 pores are distributed per cm of skin. A major source of concern, visible pores characterize the condition of the skin: its texture, quality and balance.

But the condition of the skin can become highly unbalanced during periods of hormonal changes or due to increased accumulation of toxins leading to an excessive release of sebum, which causes clogged and congested pores. Skin aging also targets the pores: the diameter of the pores doubles between the ages of 25 and 50. This phenomenon is associated with sagging skin and loss of elasticity causing the pore structure to slacken. Pores appear distended, slackened, become marked and thus more visible.

VIE COLLECTION focused on the physiology of the pores to create RE-DERMIST: a skin texture and pore specialist product, which acts on all fronts to redefine perfect skin texture:
RE-SURFACING - RE-NOVATING - RE-TIGHTENING - RE-STRUCTURING

Monday, May 4, 2015

Aprilierre

















We have been getting a lot of Instagram love lately. If you're on Instagram please follow us @StormSister

The latest photo is from @Aprilierre - our Stormsisters lipstick in shade, Katie, was part of her Kentucky Derby ensemble.

Aprilierre: Jewelry artist extraordinaire - lover of fashion - shoes  - and lipstick.
For custom inquires email aprilierre@gmail.com or check out her site: http://www.aprilierre.com

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Pucker Up, MSP!

I'll be at Uptown Minnesota at the MSP airport (G Concourse) on Monday, May 4th from 11-2. And no, you don't have to be taking a trip to come out and shop. Seriously, the G Concourse is all about Minnesota shopping and food. You really want to experience this Minnesota shopping experience.

Come on in and lets pretty-up your pucker!

Also, come and visit me at Uptown Minnesota in MOA (just down from the Apple Store) on May 20th from 1-4.

I'll be giving away a tube at each location so stop on in!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The New Age

THE TRUTH ABOUT WELL AGING
INtelligent Nutrients. Go Organic. Stay Gorgeous.

New from INtelligent Nutrients - available in May. Pre-order now!
REVITALIZING MOISTURE CRÈME and DETOXIFYING GLYCOLIC GEL

INtelligent Nutrients REVITALIZING MOISTURE CRÈME and DETOXIFYING GLYCOLIC GEL SKINCARE
Older skin is slower skin:
As we age, our skin’s production of key elements slows, leading to signs of “aging”:
• Urea - 7% of skin’s natural moisture factor
• Collagen and elastin - loss of firmness, resilience and contour
• Hyaluronic acid – loss of elasticity and fullness, leading to lines

Conventional anti-aging actually ages skin:
• Aggressive treatments and conventional ingredients can create a vicious aging cycle
• Excessive exfoliation & retinols weaken skin & lower resilience
• Increased sun and environmental sensitivity can create greater damage
• Aggressive ingredients that create an aging inflammatory response under the surface, where aging really happens

Two new super-fuel treatments – Plant Stem Cell Science REVITALIZING MOISTURE CRÈME and DETOXIFYING GLYCOLIC GEL.

Plant Stem Cells, Intellimune, and Plant and Algae Bioactives redirect skin to a journey of well-aging, targeting your triangle of beauty to:
• Reduce the visible depth and area of wrinkles between the eyebrows, nasal furrows, and mouth expression lines
• Help plump and lift the hollow area of the cheeks
• Replenish dull, tired, damaged skin with radiance and a healthy looking glow
• Restore without chemically based glycols, emulsifiers and unnecessary cosmetic puffery

I N G R E D I E N T S  SO  POWERFUL  IT’S  LIKE WHOA

Key Ingredients:

Plant Stem Cell ScienceTM
• Gardenia (Jasminoides) – Inhibits collagenase helping to prevent firmness loss.
-Stimulates new collagen with the potency of vitamin C.

Plant and Algae Bioactives
• Golden Brown Algae (Undaria Pinnatiafida) – Helps fuel key areas of healthy skin. It helps reactivate the 14 genes designed to support well-aging and reduce:
-Volume and area of the wrinkles between the eyebrows are visibly reduced after 14 days* (smoothed forehead).
-Volume and area of the nasal furrows* (reduced length and depth).
-Volume and area of the mouth wrinkles* (softens mouth expression lines).
• Glasswort (Salicornia Herbacea) Extract – Helps considerably reduce trans-epidermal water loss.
-After 28 days of twice daily application it increases moisture by 6000%.*
-Improves skin hydration and increases density. Roughness disappears, leaving the skin supple and smooth.*

Sugar Cane (Saccharum Officinarum) Extract – Naturally-occurring glycolic acid penetrates the skin.
• 5% glycolic acid
• Increases cell turnover.
• Helps slough off the outer layer revealing healthy and fresher-looking skin.

Certified Organic Intellimune® Antioxidant Super Seed Complex & Active Aromatic Oils
• Intellimune protects cellular activity, helps fight free radical scavengers and helps to thwart unnecessary premature aging.
• They cold-press thousands of certified organic Black Cumin (Nigella Sativa), Pumpkin (Cucurbita Pepo), Red Raspberry (Rubus Idaeus), Red Grape (Vitis Vinifera) and Cranberry (Vaccinium Macrocarpon) seeds to capture their life force at its peak without ever using chemicals or other irritants.
• The exquisitely refreshing, sweet and intoxicating, skin-loving blend of Bergamot, Sweet Orange, Clove Bud, Nutmeg, Benzoin Siam and Ylang/Ylang rejuvenates skin and senses.

IN: EXCLUSIVE MERISTEMATIC PLANT STEM CELL SCIENCE® | PLANT & ALGAE BIOACTIVES | INTELLIMUNE® SUPER SEED OIL COMPLEX | ACTIVE AROMATIC  OILS

OUT: PARABENS | SILICONES | PHTHALATES | SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCES | PETROLEUM | COSMETIC PUFFERY

*based on clinical, consumer and/or lab studies

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

#EarthDay2015

StormSister Spatique - Earth Day
Stormsisters - Lips Accessorized shade Kathy.In honor of #EarthDay2015, receive 25% off our Stormsisters - Lips Accessorized lipstick collection,. Simply enter LIPSTICK when checking out. Today only!

stormsisters by StormSister Spatique® - A lipstick collection that lives up to our fervent passion within the beauty industry for ethical and vegan sourcing of ingredients and manufacturing practices. Handcrafted in Minnesota.