Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Phytoceane BOGO

Phytoceane Cleanser and Toner Duo.



Spring is a great time to upgrade your skincare - After that winter - your skin could use it.

Phytoceane OceaBasic Cleansing Moisturizing Milk

This creamy milk cleanser will completely remove make-up and any other impurities on the skin without drying. The cleansing, moisturizing milk should be used morning and evening, and it is recommend for all skin types - especially the dehydrated.

Phytoceane OceaBasic Invigorating Cleansing Lotion Toner for all skin types

This alcohol-free marine toner refreshes and tones the epidermis. Thanks to Hydroléa, the skin is completely clean and moisturized. Gently removes eye make-up.

Add one or the other products above to your shopping cart, not both. The duo will be sent automatically.
While supplies last.

Sunday, March 23, 2014


Excerpt from American Spa Magazine - by Nicole Altavilla
Supplements - nutricosmetics

Discover how nutricosmetics can boost the health of your skin.

In an effort to provide you with more than just pampering and relaxation, many of today’s spas have also incorporated health and wellness offerings, such as nutrition consultations, fitness classes, and oral-based beauty-enhancing supplements known as nutricosmetics. Combining the health benefits of nutraceuticals with the cosmetic benefits of cosmeceuticals, nutricosmetics treat the skin and body from the cellular level by promoting skin cell renewal and revealing healthier looking and glowing skin. “Nutricosmetics promote the concept of beauty through nutrition and a healthy body,” says Julie Radicioni, president of Inovacure. “They aid in skin rejuvenation and protection, enhance skin appearance, and provide other health benefits, such as increased metabolism and energy and joint pain relief.” It’s these benefits and more that have made nutricosmetics one of the fastest growing categories in the beauty and wellness industry.

Nutricosmetics, which are available in a variety of forms, including liquids, capsules, powders, and even chewing gum and gummy bears, are not intended to replace proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. They are designed to complement topical skincare treatments, help protect skin from environmental stressors, and support healthy skin, hair, and nails. “Topical skincare products play an important role in the maintenance of good-looking skin, but a healthy skin matrix really has to start from the inside,” says Al Quadri, president of Collagen M.D. According to international beauty nutrition and nutricosmetics expert Paula Simpson, nutricosmetics work systematically by bypassing the digestive system and making their way into the bloodstream toward the dermal layers where blood vessels bring oxygen and nutrients to skin layers for healthy cellular renewal and protection. “Although proper nutrition and a balanced eating plan is a starting point for optimal health, oral beauty supplements offer the right nutrients for healthier skin,” says Simpson. “To get this amount of nutrients from diet alone can be difficult on a daily basis. Nutricosmetics may contain amino acids, antioxidants, botanical extracts, minerals, and targeted vitamins in their composition that may have a protective or restoring effect on the health and appearance of skin.”

Because every nutricosmetic brand is different, effectiveness depends on a number of factors, including ingredients and dose protocols. 

Beneficial for anyone seeking glowing skin, hair, and nails, nutricosmetics are ideal for those of us who want to feel and look younger and healthier and for the younger generations who want to prevent signs of aging. “There is a shift occurring in the medical industry where people are not satisfied with doctor and physician services and are looking for alternative ways to stay healthy,” says Radicioni. “More and more consumers don’t want to treat symptoms and take medication; they want to prevent health issues from occurring. Spa treatments, along with nutricosmetics, are the natural path to follow for consumers.” Nutricosmetics, can also be used to help heal and speed up recovery time after skin procedures, and maintain the results of peels and lasers. “They help rebuild and reorganize the skin matrix so skin stays firm and full,” says Shannon Hirtzel, marketing manager at NeoCell. “They can help prevent fine lines and other skin issues while promoting glowing and healthy skin. At NeoCell, we like to say that beauty is an expression of health, and this resonates with people, because it makes them realize they have to keep their skin healthy at a cellular level.”

Spas typically offer nutricosmetics as an in-spa addition to treatments to help clients achieve the most optimal results or in the retail area to help clients maintain results at home. 

While nutricosmetics are growing in popularity at spas nationwide, many spa-goers are still unaware of their benefits, which is why education is key. At Bliss spas, estheticians consult with clients to analyze their skin prior to recommending a treatment or products. Based on the clients’ issues, which may be lack of sleep, dehydrated skin, or stress, topical products are recommended, and the nutricosmetic is then chosen to enhance the results of the products. While most healthy spa-goers can benefit from nutricosmetics, it is important to be aware that they are not recommended for pregnant or breast-feeding women and should never replace a well-balanced diet. Also, anyone with a medical condition should always consult with a healthcare professional before beginning any nutricosmetic or dietary supplement program. “Today, spa-goers are moving beyond topical esthetics to support natural beauty and healthy aging,” says Simpson. “Dietary and lifestyle factors are increasingly in the spotlight for the positive impact they can bring toward our outer appearance. The spa offers the intersection where you can access holistic beauty and wellness programs.”

Friday, March 21, 2014

“5 in 1” Natural Self Tanner

Suntegrity 5 In 1 Natural Self Tanner
NEW - Just Launched!

Suntegrity "5 In 1" Natural Self Tanner (not a sunscreen)

Finally, a self tanner that not only smells heavenly, but is actually good for you! Suntegrity has changed the way you tan by infusing botanical extracts (including Goji, Acai, Mangosteen, & Noni), hydrating organic oils, nourishing vitamin E, and youth promoting antioxidants into a luxurious sunless tanning lotion that provides you with a complete skin enriching experience.

We love it because it doesn't give us that all-too-common "orange" skin, and for its long wear.

Healthier and better than a real tan, this natural self tanner will have you looking like you’ve been on a beach without exposing your precious skin to the sun’s harmful UV rays. Want to look like you’ve been basking in the sun for weeks?  Just re-apply for a deeper, bronzed look.

Eco-certified DHA (Vegetan) from sugar beets provides a natural golden tan while organic butters and oils provide deep hydration that leave the skin feeling incredibly silky and smooth.

Organic sweet almond oil, shea butter, coconut oil, and mango seed butter help moisturize, nourish and soften the skin while organic rose hip oil helps to regenerate and brighten the skin, keeping it supple and healthy.

This ultra hydrating, non-greasy formula has a delightfully light and intoxicating coconut scent that’s reminiscent of the tropics.

Made for all skin types.

Propylene Glycol
Mineral Oils
Artificial Oils
Synthetic Fragrances
Synthetic Dyes
Sodiium Lauryl Sulfate

HOW TO USE: For best results, exfoliate and moisturize any dry areas (elbows, wrists, knees, ankles, feet) prior to application. Smooth evenly all over body. Allow application to dry for several minutes before dressing. To avoid discoloring palms, wash hands with soap and water immediately after use. Wait at least 8 hours before showering, shaving and sweating to allow tan to fully develop. To maintain tan, moisturize and exfoliate regularly and re-apply 1-2 times a week. Apply SPF if exposing skin to sun.

WARNINGS: We recommend a patch test be carried out 24 hours prior to use. For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. If contact with eyes occurs, rinse thoroughly with water.  Do not apply to broken or irritated skin. Stop use if irritation occurs.

Sun Safety Warning: This product does not contain a sunscreen and does not protect against sunburn. Repeated exposure to sun of unprotected skin while tanning may increase the risk of skin cancer, skin aging and other harmful effects to the skin even if you do not burn. Keep out of reach of children.

INGREDIENTS: Water (Reverse Osmosis), Dihydroxyacetone (eco-certified Vegetan from sugar beets), Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Whole Leaf, Natural Fragrance, Natural Color, Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Organic Simmodsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Organic Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Gluconolactone (and) Sodium Benzoate, Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Citric Acid, Botanical Extracts:  Organic Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Berry Extract, Organic Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Extract, Organic Chamomilia Recutia (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Organic Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Organic Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Organic Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Fruit Extract, Organic Pyrus Malus (Apple) Extract, Organic Camellia Sinesis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Organic Garcinia Mangostana (Mangosteen) Peel Extract, Organic Morinda Citrifolia (Noni) Extract, Organic Passiflora Ircarnata (Passion Flower) Extract, Organic Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Organic Camellia Sinesis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Organic Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Organic Extra Virgin Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter (From Organically Grown Seed), Sodium PCA, Ethylheyxlglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Benzoate, Vitamin E (D-alpha Tocopherol), Organic Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Seed Oil

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Gifts for Demi

3waybeauty for Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato was recently in town and 3waybeauty was part of her gift basket from Minnesota.

When national touring artists stop at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, they leave with a little reminder of our Minnesota Nice. This series examines the locally made treasures given to these celebrity visitors.

It seems like Demi Lovato is everywhere these days — whether it’s prominently featured on Top 40 charts, among the New York Times bestsellers list, on the hit show “Glee” or as an official ambassador for We Day. And yet, her fans can’t seem to get enough.

Last Tuesday, St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center was full of Demi supporters, anxious to experience her “Neon Lights Tour” and get a glimpse of the singer first-hand. After all, this marks Miss Lovato’s first time performing at the X.

So to ensure it’s one she’ll always remember, the staff at Xcel enlisted the help of several local stores and designers to put together a gift basket full of Minnesota-made treasures.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Girls, Glamour & Giving

6-9 p.m., Thursday, April 10

Girls, Glamour & Giving, an evening of food, fashion and fun to benefit IOCP - Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners, will take place at the Metropolitan Ballroom & Clubroom in Golden Valley.

We'll be on hand with a BRAND NEW 3waybeauty product, Elixery lipsticks and the new Julie Swenson Beauty Lip Hue.

The evening will begin shopping. Guests can browse and purchase clothing, jewelry and home accessories from a variety of local vendors while enjoying tasty appetizers.

Landyn Hutchinson, who writes about fashion, food and entertaining on her blog, will speak while guests eat a light dinner. And a fashion show will feature clothing from ReSale 101, IOCP’s resale store that raises money to support its programs.

The event will also feature an IOCP client, who will share her story about the impact that the CONECT (Community Organizations Networking Compassionately Together) program has had on her children. CONECT serves more than 700 families living in 7 multi-unit apartment neighborhoods in Plymouth.

There are a very limited number of seats remaining for this event. Please contact Cate at or 763-489-7513 if you’re interested in attending. Tickets are $75 per person (50% tax deductible).

Started in 2012, Girls, Glamour & Giving is a biennial event that supports ongoing programs and services that IOCP provides for 1,777 families in the western suburbs.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Supernatural Skin

INtelligent Nutrients Plant Stem Cell Science skincare
Nourishing Tonic
Purifying Cleansing Gel
Nourishing Cleansing Creme
Refining Micro Polish

INtelligent Nutrients's revolutionary process captures plant stem cells at peak potency for up to 1,000 times the antioxidant activity of conventional ingredients. Edelweiss visibly reduces wrinkle depth, coneflower increases skin hydration and elasticity while pennywort visibly improves skin texture and appearance up to 90% by moisturizing the skin.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

prAna (spring)BREAK 2014

prAna Mineapolis
prAna (spring)BREAK 2014
3926 W. 50th. Street. Edina, MN
Tuesday, March 18th. 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Spring is just around the corner (we swear!) and there’s no better time to refresh, rejuvenate and recycle. So dig through your gently-used gear and old favorites and bring them to prAna Minneapolis and receive 25% off your purchase.
prAna Minneapolis

Tim Creagan, Senior Stylist with Style Architects will help get you personally styled in new threads.
Elixery Lipstick
Julie Swenson Lip HueWhile you're there, we'll get your pucker perfect with local beauty brands, Elixery Lipsticks and Julie Swenson Lip Hue.

Spring into action with Adam Washburn of Anytime Fitness Minneapolis.  He'll help you reach your fitness goals for summer! Every prAna visitor will receive a gift card for personal training sessions with Adam (3 for $30). No gym membership required.

Toast to Spring 2014:  prAna will provide spirited beverages and Karin of Seven Sundays will be serving up delicious samples of locally made snacks to energize your evening.

Tim will also be offering style tips to help you replace your old with new. He’ll help you select great pieces while showing you how to maximize versatility within your wardrobe. The best part? This clothing drive is in support of Perspectives Family Center, and your donation will go directly to at-risk families living in St. Louis Park who are breaking into new cycles.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Lash AND Brow Serum

Epitome Lash and Brow SerumIt was so smart of Nicole Mulder of Epitome Skincare to develop one product for both lashes and brows. Introducing Epitome Lash and Brow Serum.

Other brands make one or the other, or both, in separate tubes. To be honest they are the same product--the brush is the only difference. Per how the beauty marketing game is played you "need" to buy both products if you are treating lashes and brows. They also all come in a liquid eyeliner style tube.
Epitome's Lash and Brow Serum does not. Nicole put her potion in a "pen" so the product stays in the pen-like tube until you click the bottom to dispense the evening dose. This unique design keeps her product free of bacteria and air, which weaken the effect of the other "eyeliner" style lash/brow treatments.

I had been a fan of LiLash and LiBrow for several years. But, as you may know, they were involved in a lawsuit with Latisse and had to cease manufacturing. (LiLash is still available in very small quantities).

Though I have never been a customer of lash or brow serums (My lashes are long enough and I never went too crazy in the late 80's and 90's with the thin brow trend) I did try the Epitome lash serum for about 3 weeks and certainly felt my lashes were thicker and maybe a bit longer.
But, more importantly, I have seen great results with Nicole's serum on others, and that is why I am now switching my clients to the Epitome Lash and Brow Serum.

What it is:
An exclusive blend of peptides and natural ingredients that promote the appearance of long, youthful, and beautiful lashes and brows.

How to use:
Simply click the pen and the product will appear on the brush. Apply on your lash line and/or brow line every night for best results.

What it is formulated to do:
Fruit extracts exfoliate buildup of dead cells and clear the way for the peptides and other active ingredients to soften, plump, hydrate, and promote the appearance of long, healthy, voluminous lashes and brows.

What it is WITHOUT:
Petroleum products
Propylene glycol

What else you should know:
Ophthalmologist tested for safety and efficacy.
Prostaglandin-free formula that is safe for light colored eyes.
Innovative packaging makes this serum easy to use, and there is also no wand to put back into the formula, reducing the risk of contamination.
Itʼs available without a prescription.
Non-irritable and can be used with eyelash extensions, permanent makeup, and by contact lens wearers.
Not tested on animals

Nicole Mulder
Nicole Mulder has spent 18 years in the beauty industry in many different
capacities: as a salon manager, spa director, makeup artist, sales & marketing, and most recently, founder of Epitome Skincare.

“When there is harmony between inner beauty and outer beauty the result is simply wonderful. Everyone has their own way of finding that balance. And when I have a chance to play a small role in helping someone feel good it makes me feel good! My customers trust me to bring them high quality, high performance products. It is a task I don’t take lightly, and put every effort in to exceeding their expectations.”
 ~Nicole Mulder

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


Phytomer CC CRÈME Skin Perfecting Cream SPF 20
It was so smart for Phytomer to come out with a "tinted moisturizer".
When their sister company, Fleur's, decided to pull their makeup line out of the US market, I was devastated. (I had used their makeup for about 15 years!)
All of we French makeup lovers have been running around trying to find replacements, and that has not been easy.

So, one could say that Phytomer is getting into the CC Cream game a little late since there are a million CC creams out there already.  But understand, they took their sweet time to get it right. Perfect, actually.

- Busy women seeking the power of makeup and skin care in one
- Foundation fans
- Skin purists

Check out this video.

· Brighten Skin 
· Smooth Pores
· Enhance Complexion


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