4 ways to make your moisturizer better

Applying moisturizer or creams seems like a common sense detail, right? We put a bit on  our hands, rub it on our faces and go about our day. This lassiez-faire attitude  can lead to using your products ineffectively. If you’re going to buy a quality moisturizer, make it work for you!

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5 Beauty Travel Essentials for Summer

Are you planning any trips this summer?  If you’re anything like me you just wanna get out of the office and want to spend some carefree downtime in the sun and by the water.  When I travel for fun, I tend to also be carefree in my packing (read: lazy) but there are a few beauty products I never, ever travel without.

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Skinfood; skin cravings decoded

Is your skin flaking? Breaking out?  Red and patchy?  It’s a cry for help from your complexion and we’re here to help you decode what you need to make peace with your skin.  Continue reading “Skinfood; skin cravings decoded”

Minimal Bridal Makeup

Here comes the Bride! It’s that season again, the flowers and love are blooming everywhere it seems!  This year the minimal makeup look is on trend in the bridal scene, here are a few ideas on how to make it work for you – as a bride or a guest. Continue reading “Minimal Bridal Makeup”

5 Liquid Eyeliner Tips

In the perfect mash-up of two events, the introduction of the new Bio-Blends Liquid Eyeliner Pen & Valentine’s Day, we thought maybe a list of the BEST eyeliner tips was in order.

Tip #1: Style– Style has so much to do with your personality but also the event, clothes and message you are looking for.  The heavier the application, the more dramatic the effect!

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Tip #2 Angle of Application – A direct, straight on approach will give you the most even, consistent finish.  Tipping the liner so that the smallest end faces the inside corner of your eye will yield the “winged” accent.  Apply on an angle from above the eye to get the line as close to your lashes as possible to avoid a gap.

Tip #3 Don’t be Afraid – Eyeliner can smell fear.  Just Kidding.  But really don’t be afraid to experiment, double over your line or even to start over.  Experience and practice are key!

Tip #4  Use a Primer – Using a silicone free primer, ideal for sensitive skin, is recommended because it will help your eyeliner stay in place, last longer and help to prevent any fading or flaking of your eye makeup.  This one made with glacial water is ideal for everyone!

Tip #5 – Remove it All –  At the end of the day, remove your makeup.  The pores and follicles around the eye area are sensitive and the thinner skin is prone to staining, stretching and damage.  Use a gentle makeup remover and then thoroughly wash your face.

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New Bio-Blends Liquid Eyeliner Pen

le1Dreaming of the perfect eyeliner for an eye makeup look that is on point?  Trying to recreate Adele’s amazing cat-eye but frustrated with a liquid eyeliner that is messy? We have a new liquid eyeliner that is just what you need!

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RAO: Facial Oil for dry skin

Do you have dry, cracked or damaged skin?  Maybe the cold temperatures this year are effecting your skin more than ever?  Use RAO (Renaissancob deoe Active Oil) to give your skin immediate relief with long-lasting results.

This dry face oil allows the unique blend of 100% highly refined essential oils; Sesame Seed Oil, Orange Oil, Lemon Peel Oil, Citrus Fruit Oil, and Vitamin E, to promote moisture retention and act as a barrier against dryness and harmful environmental irritants.

 

RAO-New-Packaging-SmallThe use of organic, botanical essential oils allows R.A.O. to be a non-greasy, fast absorbing formula that will not leave your skin feeling heavy or oily. Individuals with severely dry, mature or damaged skin can begin to see a balanced, moisturizing effect on their skin after just the first application. It also helps to reduce discomfort & redness from sunburn, treatments, or shaving-for men & women! Especially great for sensitive skin!

Daily use of the R.A.O. and circular massage can also help to soothe away acne scars, burns, stretch marks and deep cracks in the heels or elbows by sealing in moisture, preventing any further loss of critical hydration necessary for the skin to regenerate itself.

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Skincare Myth Quiz

Are you skincare savvy enough to tell the truth from the not-so-true?  Take this quiz to find out!

Mineral Oil causes clogged pores – True or False?

natural-skin-tonesFALSE.  This is a very common, very wrong, belief among not only average consumers but sometimes even in the professional field.  The simple truth is that pharmaceutical grade mineral oil is noncomdogenic.  Study after study, has shows that this occlusive, naturally occurring oil helps to decrease inflammation and helps to keep the skin hydrated.

100% all natural products are chemical-free – True or False?

Flower Extract Picture smallFalse.  Absolutely nothing is 100% chemical free.  Plants, Human bodies and even our food contain chemicals.  Natural substances can contain hundreds of chemicals that are present in their natural state – did you know that 1/3 of all prescription drugs are made from natural plant sources?

 

Tanning booths are safe as long as they don’t contain UVB rays – True or False?

You know that tanning in the sun is unhealthy and can lead to skin cancer and premature aging. But what about tanning booths? Tanning booth companies often say that they are filtering out the so-called “sunburn” UVB rays, says Jenny Kim, MD, an assistant professor of medicine and dermatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California at Los Angeles. But when you go to a tanning booth, you’re still exposing your skin to UVA rays, which penetrate deeper into the skin and cause damage that can lead to premature aging and skin cancers. -WebMD

You Can Use The Same Skin Care Products All Year – True or False?

TRUE. It can be frustrating to think that each time the seasons change you need to change your skin care products but when it comes to winter that just might be true.  Switching to a richer, more hydrating cream just might be the difference between flaky, tight skin and smooth, hydrated skin.  Using creamy  dual action cleanser can also help keep skin feeling moist.  This is also the perfect time to add a hydrating serum or facial oil to your skin care routine so that your skin feels and looks great, even under the harshest outdoor conditions.

Eating Chocolate Will Cause Breakouts – True or False?

FALSE. Foods do not contribute to the prevention of, healing of nor theChocolate gathering cause of acne and breakouts. Stress, hormones and pollution causes breakouts. In fact, chocolate has been a proven stress reducer, so eat up. Of course, it is not healthy to overindulge in greasy and fatty foods. However, there is no reason to cut out these special holiday treats in an attempt to heal acne.

What is the recommended range of SPF protection you should wear on a daily basis?

Many experts agree, SPF protection between 15 and 30 is ideal for normal day-to-day activities.  Of course if you plan to be in the sun longer than an hour, you should apply a slightly higher SPF and reapply every couple of hours.