Saturday, September 29, 2012

Goodbye Gel and Cream. Hello, Milk!

Vie Collection Cleansing Gel and Cleansing Creams have gone bye-bye.

Don't fret.
Say hello to Instant Cleansing Milk!

A rich, milky cleanser that gently cleanses the skin and removes pollutants and impurities to reveal clean, supple skin. It helps replenish the skin, limiting the appearance of breakouts and fighting against skin aging. It fills wrinkles and plumps the skin providing an anti-aging effect. Collagen is stimulated and the skin is able to store more water. This detoxifying cleanser leaves skin plumped, oxygenated and perfectly cleansed.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Bagel Head

I guess I have finally gotten to the age where I can say that I don't understand young people anymore. Pity. I actually never thought I would get there. Really. I've always told myself. "Never forget what it was like to be a teenager." The angst, feeling like nobody understands, wanting to be cool. Never forget.
There's still a big part of me that hasn't. Really.

That being said. I just cannot, cannot, understand this (beauty?) trend: Bagel Head.

It started in Japan in 2008 and is quickly gaining steam with those in this country who are into body modification.

The forehead is injected with saline solution and then after the skin is sufficiently plumped up, they take their thumb and push a hole into the middle so that it resembles a bagel. Hence the name, Bagel Head.

The "bagel" only lasts about 16 hours because the body absorbs the saline solution.

I believe I understand and appreciate a lot of beauty trends; tattoos, piercings, injectionables (botox, etc.). But for the life of me, I cannot get my head around this one. Just. Don't. Get. It.


Monday, September 24, 2012

Cleansing Oil?

Anyone using a cleansing oil in their skincare regimen?

I have put down my Vie Collection Cleansing Cream (I've been using this for about 15 years and cheating on it is tough!) to give an entire bottle of Phytomer White Lumination Radiance Cleansing Oil a fair shake.

I'm a week in and I'm REALLY liking it. My skin feels like it is keeping its hydration, like I am used to, and there is an added glow - I'm not sure if that is from the lightening of my freckles or if it is a glow from the oil. Either way I really like it. 

I want to give it a fair shake as cleansing oils are starting to gain some steam. Have you ever used one? What is your experience?

New Product Arrivals

Some goodies for everyone!

From John Masters Organics:

Lavender, Rose Geranium and Ylang Ylang Soap.

Orange & Ginseng Exfoliating Body Bar.

Birch & Cedarwood Cleansing and Shaving Bar.

What is your favorite essential oil blend? We'll pick a favorite from our entries here, on FB and Twitter and the winner will receive a John Masters Lavender, Rose Geranium and Ylang Ylang Soap.





From Erbaviva:

Baby Butter 

Stretch Mark Oil

Friday, September 21, 2012

What is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is the practice of using the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being.

An aromatherapy blend can be thought of as a 'symphony in scent'. Thoughtful and intuitive blending of essential oil fragrances, informed by aromatherapy science and tradition, can result in new, unique, and inspiring blends that soothe and satisfy mind and body on the deepest levels.

Not only have we chosen to sell the purest essential oils from around the world, but we've added them to our own products, which has the added effect of essential oils as physical healers for your skin. We've created our aromatherapy blends to delight, soothe, relieve, and liven.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Travel

Tell me about the next vacation you're going to take.... someone is going to win a John Masters Organics Travel Kit.

You may also tell us on Twitter @StormSister

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Sunday, September 2, 2012

True. Instant. Results

It's magic. Really.

PIONNIÉRE XMF Perfection Youth Cream

PHYTOMER revolutionizes the cosmetic approach to anti-aging with XMF, an advanced ingredient that creates an invisible film on the skin surface to instantly smooth and visibly correct signs of aging.

CLINICALLY PROVEN RESULTS ON THE SMOOTHING OF WRINKLES:
- After 1 hour, on smile lines: -18% *
- After 1 month, on crow’s-feet lines: -22.5% *
* Instrumental test on 23 volunteers. Twice-daily application for 1 month.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Aspirin and Melanoma

via American Spa Magazine by Jennifer James

A study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health has revealed that postmenopausal women who used aspirin regularly had a reduced risk of developing melanoma. Those who had been taking aspirin for less than a year had about an 11 percent reduction, those who had been taking aspirin regularly for one to four years had a 20 percent reduction, and those taking it for five years or longer were 30 percent less likely to develop melanoma than nonusers. However, it is important to note that regular users of acetaminophen had the same melanoma incidence as non-users, and three-quarters of aspirin users were on regular or extra-strength doses. No conclusions could be drawn as to whether low-dose aspirin has the same chemopreventive effects. It looks as though an aspirin a day may help keep skin cancer away.