Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Sea Salt

Pré de Provence Sea Salt (scented) hand soap and lotion.
Pré de Provence Sea Salt liquid soap

Liquid Soap is formulated with glycerin, shea butter and vita E, their liquid soap soothes and softens while gently cleansing skin.
Pré de Provence Sea Salt lotion
The luxurious silky-smooth, emollient lotion is enriched with shea butter, glycerin & vita E to nourish and protect, while deeply moisturizing skin.

SEA SALT scent is airy, marine.

Pré de Provence is a unique, premium brand, designed to reflect the Provençal “Art de Vivre” (the Art of Living). Bathed in sunshine, bright colors, intense fragrances and classic beauty; each product is made to capture these elements with the highest levels of quality and intention. Mixing the very best of what science and nature have to offer, we create luxurious and effective formulas that everyone can love and enjoy.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Radiance Mask

Vie Collection PHOTO-C Bright Radiance Mask
Vie Collection PHOTO-C Bright Radiance Mask

Vita C + TR + TRX provides a synergistic action to even out skin tone and correct pigmentation flaws.

• Vita C Derivative - brightens the complexion and reduces the formation of dark (age) spots.

• TR (extract of Sea Lily) - stimulates the skin’s natural defense system and recycles Vita C to brighten skin and improve uniformity. Incorporated to boost the action of Vita C, enhance radiance and improve the evenness of the complexion.

• TRX (micro-algae extract) - designed to reduce the size and pigmentation of dark spots.

• Cryogenic molecule - provides a freshness and helps to reducing redness from the first application. Promotes glowing skin.

Used in professional Vie facial treatments and as an at-home mask, PHOTO-C Bright Radiance Mask produces a radiant complexion. Vie Collection laboratories combines Vita C, a leading ingredient in esthetic medicine with TR and TRX to work in synergy to brighten the complexion and reduce dark spots. This expert formulation has a soft, creamy texture and light, floral scent.

Directions for use: apply a moderate (normal skin) to thick (dry skin) layer over entire face and neck. Leave for 5 to 7 minutes then massage any excess with light upward movements, then rinse. Use 1-2 times per week.

*High Performance Results with a COSMECEUTICAL FORMULA:
A combination of expert brightening ingredients
Effectiveness on skin tone uniformity
More even and uniform complexion - 86%
Effectiveness on the radiance of the complexion
More luminous complexion, restores the skin’s natural radiance, immediate renewed radiance after removal - 91%

*Satisfaction test during 42 days on 22 women, application twice a week

Sunday, August 11, 2019

MN Christmas Market 2019

MN Christmas Market
I know it's been quiet here for a while, but we have been busy getting ready to move!

This year, Mitch and I have expanded the MN Christmas Market from one market to THREE. Last year was crazy town and we clearly need more space.

We hope to see you this November in:

Saint Paul - Saturday, November 2nd.

Brainerd - Sunday, November 10th

Minneapolis - Sunday, November 17th.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Mesoforce Mat



VIE Collection once again bolsters its anti-aging skin care reputation by rounding out its line for oily and combination skin. A cream inspired by mesotherapy facial techniques.

Mesotherapy is a preventive anti-aging treatment that uses very fine needles to inject hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, and other revitalizing ingredients just under the skin. The sub-cutaneous injections quickly and efficiently revitalize skin and stimulate collagen and elastin production. The technique delivers an overall anti-aging effect that plumps, smooths, revitalizes, and brightens the skin.

VIE Collection has taken the primary revitalizing ingredients used in mesotherapy and paired them with a special, purifying ingredient. The preventive skin care solution for oily and combination skin types hydrates, revitalizes and plumps skin, then leaves it with a matte finish.

MÉSOFORCE MAT’s gel-cream texture has been specially formulated to instantly refresh oily and combination skin types. The mattifying powder included in the formula leaves the skin with a non-oily, no-shine finish.
Non-comedogenic formula.
pH : 5.5


HYALURONIC ACID - Hyaluronic acid, a natural component of young skin. It helps maintain an optimum level of hydration by trapping water in the deeper layers, in the same way as a sponge. It also helps to strengthen skin cohesion and firmness. Over time, the amount of hyaluronic acid contained in the body decreases by half. The skin becomes dehydrated, thinner and begins to slacken.
Hyaluronic acid is an essential ingredient in fighting against these signs of aging.

VITA B5 - a constituent of Coenzyme A, plays key roles in cell metabolism.

VITA C - highly stable derivative with an excellent skin penetration. It reactivates the biological functions of the skin and revives its radiance.

VITA E + COENZYME Q10 - vital enzyme that regulates cell energy production, E is known for its free radical-fighting properties.
It also acts as a stabilizer for concentrated Coenzyme Q10, the substance’s most potent form.

LIPOAMINOACID - An active ingredient, this multi-purpose complex targets all causes of skin imperfections.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Sandalwood Soap

We have a new Pré de Provence soap scent in stock!

Sandalwood. And, it's heaven.

Each 250 gram bar is carefully made by dedicated soap makers in Provence.

Creamy, Soft, Smooth.

For centuries, the luxury of French-milled soaps has remained the gold standard of excellence. Each time you begin to lather a Provence made soap, you enter a time and place where quality and craftsmanship have stood still. Traditional French soap is triple-milled to produce a completely uniform and smooth soap, without impurities, thus lasting longer. Pre de Provence soaps are quad-milled, to be even smoother, and have a richer lather and a more luxurious feel.

Using all pure, natural ingredients enriched with shea butter, you can feel the difference in this unique quad-milling process. Aromatic fragrances transport you into a moment of calmness, vitality, dreaming, or well-being.

Not all French Soaps are Created Equal and you'll feel the difference the very first time you use one.
Pre de Provence Juicy Pomegranate soap

Juicy Pomegranate formula has been given an update as well. 

No Animal Testing 
No Animal Ingredients
No Animal By-Products (such as beeswax, lanolin from wool, or animal fats/lipids)
FREE OF: Parabens, Ethyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, DEA, BPA/Phthalates 
No GMO's
No Mineral Oil or Petrochemicals
No Phthalates, Shellac or Plasticizers
No Micronized Titanium Dioxide
No Lead

Monday, April 29, 2019

Eye Cream Sale!

Vie Collection Chrono Eyes was part of a beauty (box) promotion we were part of and we have a bit of overstock of this luxury eye care remaining.

Treat yo'self!

It's our favorite eye care product OF ALL TIME.

Regularly $102.50 - on sale, while supplies last, for $55.

Get some. These will go fast!

(sale price will adjust when you "add to cart".)

Vie Collection CHRONO EYES fights chronological signs of aging and fatigue using the most powerful cosmeceutical ingredients. Drawing inspiration from eye-rejuvenating treatments carried out in esthetic doctors’ offices, CHRONO EYES works to smooth wrinkles, reduce puffiness and dark circles and revive tired eyes. Hyaluronic acid fills deep wrinkles while a Botox-like peptide relaxes expression lines. Other ingredients including phytosterols and fatty acids reduce puffiness and Vit C and B3 combat dark circles. This targeted cream has an ultra-soft, slightly pearlecent finish with a high tolerance, fragrance-free formula, opthalmologically tested and suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

Directions for use: Apply morning and evening. Gently pat onto the eye contour. Smooth under the eyes and crow’s feet.

Key ingredients:

• Hyaluronic Acid - high molecular weight hyaluronic acid is encapsulated and released deep within the skin. It swells and fills deep wrinkles in the eye area.
• Botox-like peptide - works within the skin to block the force of muscle contraction to relax frown lines and crow’s feet wrinkles.
• Phytosterols + fatty acids - stimulates the elimination of fat deposits that cause under-eye puffiness.
• Vita C + Vita B3 - ultra-stable Vita C derivative limits the amount of melanin produced while Vita B3 stimulates microcirculation by increasing blood flow.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

HAMMS 2019

The HAMMS Event 2019 at Urban Growler Brewing Co.Join us, won't you?


Saturday, April 27th

11a-6p at Urban Growler Brewing Co.The HAMMS Event 2019

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Liquid Green


Don't panic!

Intelligent Nutrients has only repackaged and renamed their
Renewing Oil Serum, now called, LIQUID GREEN RENEWING OIL.

The oil is such a pretty color and they wanted to show it off - so now it's in a new, clear bottle.

We have a couple bottles remaining of the Renewing Oil Serum.

Liquid Green is the perfect oil and instant addiction. Quick absorbing oil smooths and illuminates for a youthful and radiant glow. Made only of clean oils like argan, blue tansy, acai and active essential oils, it instinctively delivers what any skin needs. Miraculous–kind of like nature itself.

Deep moisture in winter yet light in summer, it perfectly aligns with the body's sebum. If you buy nothing else, buy this. Feel skin awaken, cell by cell. FOR ALL SKIN TYPES, ESPECIALLY DRY.

Friday, March 22, 2019

4th Annual Lowertown Pop

We pop up. You pop in.

Enter here to win a $400+ maker gift basket and a pair of Lowertown Pop tickets.

A marketplace and fundraising event benefiting women entrepreneurs, as well as the MN artisan, craftspeople, and maker communities.

Pop in for the 4th annual Lowertown Pop marketplace at Union Depot on Saturday, March 30th 2019, from 11a-5p.

Lowertown Pop is a market and fundraising event featuring local entrepreneurs including; artisans and craftspeople, makers, performers, musicians and distillers.

New for 2019 is our experiential Make and Take stage - hosted by Carver Junk Company, where YOU get to be the Maker and take it home!

Ticket sales will be awarded to one lucky Maker (50%) and our fundraising partner (50%), Her Spirit.

Tickets can be purchased here - $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

The Her Spirit Vodka HALF BACK TO HER grant awards 50% of Her Spirit profits to women entrepreneurs.

New to the spirits industry, Her Spirit is already shaking things up…over ice. Vodka’s the game, Her Spirit’s the name. Kjersten, Owner and Co-founder of Her Spirit, believes the achievement of starting her own company and working on Her Spirit is incredible, but is outweighed by the rewarding feeling of contributing. 50% of the profits from Her Spirit will be given back to female entrepreneurs. Kjersten’s goal was to create something bigger than herself and have fun doing it. When she’s not out creating a buzz for Her Spirit, she works full time in the Healthcare industry, spends time with her rescue pup, and works with her husband on how to take the Her Spirit brand to the next level. Her Spirit Vodka is available throughout Minnesota!

Lowertown Pop is conveniently located on the last stop (Union Depot) in Saint Paul, on the Metro Green Line or park in the Union Depot lots.

The Ring Toss Twins - preserving the lost art of the Vinyl DJ, in a digital world.

Some of our featured Makers:

Section 21 Apparel
Sassy Farmgirl Soaps by Olivia
BeeNaturalz Handcrafted Skincare
Mia Fascino Jewelry
Carver Junk Company
Bare Naked Soap Company
Carmine Jack Leather Co
VIR For Men
E's Trees: Forest Foraged Foods & Farm
Advanced Spinal Care & Rehab
Jenson Natural Jewelry
Krafty Twins & Doubles
baby bonito
The Mad Owl
Jules Loft
Soy Wicks & Sticks
Teesdale Studios
MinneSola Designs
Big Watt Coffee
Blue Moon Studios
Calvit's Shrubs
Flip'em the Bird
CRAVE Catering
Elias Sanchez Magic
Tradition Made Carol-Mel
Chef Earls BBQ
Double Take Salsa
Mama Kicks
Minnesota Awesome
Deb's Hot Dogs

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Rosée Visage 500

Phytomer Rosee Visage
Happy New Year from Phytomer!

Double your Rosée! For a limited time, receive 500 ml of Phytomer’s iconic Rosée Visage Toning Cleansing Lotion, in a convenient pump bottle, for the same price as the normal 250 ml retail bottle. Take advantage of this great value while supplies last.

Thru Feb 28th or until gone!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Wakame Firming Cream

Phytoceane Age Solution Firming Cream
New from Phytoceane:

Age Solution Firming Cream with Organic Wakame - try it with this 20% off introductory offer, thru Feb 28th. Enter: WAKAME at checkout.

This creamy balm offers all the benefits of organic wakame algae to fight sagging skin. Facial contours look reshaped day after day. Visibly firmer and toned, the skin appears lifted. Non-comedogenic.

Naturally firm the skin with organic wakame, a seaweed
that boosts the skin’s collagen and elastin production.

Visibly firmer skin: 91%*

3 Anti-Aging Actions in one single step**:
The oval of the face is redesigned: 91%
Less sagging skin: 95%
Plumped skin: 100%
Denser skin: 100%
Lifting effect: 91%
Redefining face contour: 86%

After one month**:
More beautiful and younger, the skin is 2 x more
-More Elastic
-More Toned

*Scientist test on 22 volunteers after twice-daily use for 1 month
**Test on 22 women after twice-daily use for 28 days

Directions: Apply morning and evening to perfectly cleansed face and neck with upward movements.

Beneficial ingredients: 

Organic Wakame: a brown micro-seaweed, detoxifies, firming, replenishing
Chlorella: green micro-seaweed that deeply firms up the skin, limits sagging
Jania Rubens: red coral plant that replenishes the skin, hydrates