3 Bio Fond Color Correctors

Did you know we have 3 Bio Fond Color Correctors?  These perfectly blended, professionally designed colors will help to give anyone a beautifully blended, natural & even looking skin tone.

Highlighter – The smooth, creamy consistency of this concealer blends perfectly with fair and beige Bio-Fond Colors! Use Highlighter to help conceal dark circles, splotchy skin, imperfections or age spots.  Lightly dab Highlighter, using your ring finger or sponge, onto the areas of concern and the follow with your regular Bio Fond Foundation color.  Beautiful, natural coverage!

Lilac – This striking light purple concealer will actually cure as a porcelain color once applied to your skin.  This gives your skin even more cover-up for highly pigmented skin spots, scars or bruises.  Lilac will also help to counteract yellow undertones.  This highly demanded concealer will blend effortlessly with your regular Bio Fond Foundation makeup, giving you an even, natural looking skin tone.

Shader  – help define your face by contouring with the color Shader.  Contouring is a trick commonly used by make up artists to make a nose or chin appear smaller, a face to look skinnier or even to hide a double chin!  For tips on concealing and contouring, join our mailing list – a post is coming soon!

For more information visit our website, call us at 1.800.282.3223, email us at Info (at) GSskincare.com, or join us on Facebook!

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August 1st – Celebrate Swiss National Day

August 1st is celebrated as Swiss National Day.  This day is historic because in 1291 three cantons from Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden regions created an alliance and swore eternal allegiance to one another, promising reciprocated help and unyielding support.  This pact has become the central focus of government for Switzerland.

If you are lucky enough to be in Switzerland there are many community events taking place but one of the biggest and most spectacular is at the Waterfalls of the Rhine River near Schaffhausen.  This waterfall is beautifully illuminated and is accompanied by fireworks –attracting thousands of spectators from around the world.  If you are not able to be there in person join me by being there in spirit by having fondue for dinner tonight!

The Swiss are famous for many things – clocks and watches; chocolate; towering snow-capped mountains and phenomenal skin care products.  Swiss Skin Care products are considered by many to be the best in the world because of the high standards, strict quality control guidelines and demanded perfection that comes with the pride of being called Swiss.

Gerda Spillmann Swiss Skin Care & Cosmetics are not fad products that have come and gone but quality skin care products that have proven results time and time again, over the past 65 years.  Formulating with only non-animal tested, 100% pharmaceutical grade ingredients, following the most strict quality control guidelines, including ISO & GSM certifications, plus the experience of Swiss research has given GS the power to combine the traditions of yesterday with the technology of the future.

 

Swiss Edelweiss is a naturally powerful anti-oxidant

Native to the high altitude alpines of the Swiss mountains, Edelweiss grows in a very harsh climate with strong UV rays, low atmospheric pressure and extreme temperatures.  Thousands of years under these conditions, Edelweiss has evolved into a powerful metabolic herb.

Used in traditional medicine, Edelweiss has treated a variety of maladies from respiratory disease, has been used as an anti-inflammatory and is even dried and blended with tea for reducing stress.

Leontopodium Alpinum is the official name for Swiss Edelweiss.  This highly soothing herb contains anti-inflammatories (bisabol), immunity boosting and healing properties (beta-sitosterol) and helps to increase cellular respiration (glucoside).  Edelweiss extract has been shown to have potent antioxidant activity with a Radical Protection Factor of 286 – which is twice as much as Vitamin C.  Eliminating free radicals helps to limit the damage caused to our skin by UV rays and environmental irritants.  If this extract wasn’t already impressive, consider this- Swiss Edelweiss has been shown in laboratory studies to protect our skin’s natural collagen, allowing our skin to maintain a younger looking appearance. 

GS Products only uses Pharmaceutical Grade ingredients and this highly refined extract is ideal for use with all skin types, even those with highly sensitive or irritated skin.  Swiss Edelweiss is currently in our Age Spot Reducer and you can also find it in Renaissance Age Serum and Prestige Cell – both on sale nowOther GS products coming soon that will contain this amazing ingredient will be Renaissance Pro Age, Skinfood Ultra Vital and Skinfood Extra Riche.

Looking Natural with less than Perfect skin

Envious of the Hollywood stars that appear to have effortless beauty?  Not all of them actually have the blemish-free, beautiful skin we all wish we did.  In fact many of them fake flawless skin!  You too can do this with the Bio-Fond Foundation Makeup – natural looking, available in 21 colors, and sets to a powdery finish.  Gerda Spillmann’s Bio-Fond Foundation allows you to look natural and will help to even out skin tone leaving you with flawless looking skin. 

For the most natural look, lightly apply Bio-Fond Foundation with a foundation brush, blending into the neckline. Add a little bit of mascara and lip gloss you are ready for summer’s hottest look!

Share with us your best natural looking photos using Bio-Fond Foundation!

5 Reasons why using Quality Skin Care is Important

Skin care has been around for a very long time, some say back even to the Egyptians, because we know that how we treat our skin is a reflection of how we treat ourselves.  The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has stated that using skin care products and having the knowledge of how to use them can deter many common skin problems, premature signs of aging and even skin cancer. Quality ingredients in your skin care products will help to build resiliency and promote healthy skin; while poor ingredients can dry your skin out, cause breakouts, and lead to long-term damage.

  1. Your skin is only as healthy as the products you apply.

While some popular products may have designer packaging and celebrity endorsements, it doesn’t mean that the ingredients are of any quality. Take time to consider the ingredients that are in the products you are applying to your skin.  There are two main types of ingredients found in skin care – Cosmetic Grade and Pharmaceutical Grade.  The latter of these two exceeds US quality standards and is also more highly refined, removing bacteria and impurities from the products.  Your skin will benefit, both short and long term, from using better ingredients.  Looking like a million bucks is worth the extra pennies it may cost you.

2. Your skin is your body’s largest organ

Your skin’s appearance is a gauge to your general health. Radiant and healthy complexion’s mirror the health of your body on the inside and reflects a healthy lifestyle.   Nourishing your skin with quality products is just as important as taking vitamins, drinking water and eating healthy foods.

3. Protection from damaging environmental agitators

Quality moisturizers and body products help to seal your skin, both retaining important moisture content and sealing out damaging particles and products that may be in the environment, like pollution, dust, even UVA and UVB rays.  Your skin is your defense system against foreign substances that can make you sick or cause irreversible damage to your body.  Skin is nourished and strengthened by the products you apply, make sure you are protecting this natural barrier and promoting healthy skin for your long-term health.

4. Help fight the looks of Aging

Moisture content is key to keeping your skin looking young, but more important, healthy.  Starting skin care at a young age helps to defy some of the aging effects on our skin.  However, it’s never too late to start!  Fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, discoloration, dryness and problem skin, that can start as early as the late 20’s, can all be cared for with a dedicated skin care regiment.  Quality products will help to alleviate some of the concerns about aging while nourishing and restoring your skin’s vitality.

 5. How you feel about yourself and your appearance effects your quality of life

First impressions really do matter.  When you meet someone new, they will make their first judgment about you within a matter of seconds to minutes.  Skin care is important to help you give your very best first impression.  Your opinion of how you feel also projects onto others- if you are feeling great and looking good, your confidence will shine!

For more information or to purchase quality Swiss Skin Care Products visit Gerda Spillmann’s website.

Cream based Eyeliner Pencils – a Makeup Artists Tool

Makeup Artist Vicki Fischer has been an important player in the beauty industry for over 30 years – making her an expert on all things Glam!  Vicki Fischer understands both sides of the makeup chair as she has also been an actress, model, and on-camera talent.  Currently Vicki is working as a highly sought after Makeup Artist but squeezes in time to also be a commercial voice, a television staff announcer, key makeup artist to Nancy Ziemann and the beauty correspondent for Lisa Cocuzza’s www.itsaglamthing.com.

Not only does she use and love the Bio-Fond Foundation, having been a huge advocate for GS for over 15 years, but now she has just written about the Gerda Spillmann Bio-Blends Eyeliner Pencils AND is also hosting a giveaway!  Be sure you read her article, soak in her professional advice about how to apply eyeliner for the best effect and then click to win your own Bio-Blends Eyeliner!  Click here: http://itsaglamthing.com/blog2/?p=1792.

To learn more about Vicki, visit her website – http://www.beautymuse4u2.com/.  Take a look at some of the fun pictures Vicki shared with us from sets where she has used the Bio-Fond Foundation makeup!

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To check out more about the Gerda Spillmann line visit us here.

Why having nourished and moisturized skin is important

How we treat our skin and our body is clearly evident in relation to our appearance.  Feed your skin with hypo-allergenic essential oils, vitamins and hydrating proteins that will help maintain healthy levels of moisture, control excess oil and conceal imperfections while maintaining the skin’s natural radiance and results will show. 

What Gerda Spillmann moisturizer do you use?  Post your answers below!

Well hydrated and nourished skin reflects a radiant, youthful glow and moisture content in the skin helps to fight the aging process, reducing the fine lines and wrinkles that often come with mature and damaged skin.  Applying moisturizer every day, both in the morning and at night, is a critical step in aiding our skin to look its very best for years to come.  The skin will naturally rejuvenate itself throughout the night, thus applying moisturizer before bedtime is crucial to feed our skin with important anti-aging and emollient ingredients.  Applying moisturizer in the morning before your makeup will provide protection to your skin from damaging free-radicals and moisture loss which will leave your skin looking dull, sallow and dry.

What about those of us with problem skin, should we apply moisturizer too?  “It’s a common myth that people with acne should not use moisturizers, when in fact the opposite is true. If they do not use a daily moisturizer, the skin can become red and peel easily due to the drying effect of acne medications. Adding moisture back into the skin can counter the effects of these medications. People with acne should use a light, oil-free moisturizer that is non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog the pores.”   –WebMd; Diane S. Berson, MD

Gerda Spillmann Swiss Skin Care and Cosmetics has multiple products to help alleviate the symptoms of dry skin and to help you maintain a youthful glow.  http://gerdaspillmann.stores.yahoo.net/   Check out these nourishing creams:

Mayfair – Providing essential daytime nourishment, Mayfair also gives the skin protection from elements and helps to control excessive oil through the day, leaving you with a soft, matte finish.

Skinfood – Designed for normal-to-dry skin types, the medium range moisturizer is used for day and night hydration and protection.  Skinfood helps to achieve balanced moisture so your skin looks and feels healthy.  Our most popular moisturizer!

Coronation – Combining protection and anti-aging, Coronation adds a layer of essential protection from damaging elements in the environment and includes essential lipids to help keep your skin supple and wrinkle-free.

Extra Riche – Highly concentrated, this cream is specifically formulated for deep hydration for use with very dry, mature or damaged skin.  Aids in repair by delivering essential nutrients deep into the skin tissues and shields the skin from additional damage and protects against further damage. 

Applying Cream to Powder Foundation Makeup

How do you apply your Bio-Fond Foundation Make-up?

With a Foundation Brush – Applying with a brush is going to give you light, opaque coverage which is perfect for helping to even out skin tone and giving your skin a flawless finish.  Be sure to apply with long, light strokes to avoid any streaking with your brush.

With a Sponge – This popular technique will give you more coverage if you are trying to conceal skin imperfections or for additional blending.  Using a lightly dampened sponge (with water or Hydro Pearls) will give you more coverage than a brush but less than a dry sponge.  This is our recommended method and each Bio-Fond Foundation compact comes with a hypo-allergenic, non-latex sponge. 

With your Fingertips – Another way to apply Bio-Fond Foundation is with your fingertips. Please make sure your hands are thoroughly clean prior to application, to avoid contamination.  Your fingertips will give you the most coverage but also is also great for blending, since the foundation will soften into your skin from the warmth.  Be particularly gentle around the eyes and use your ring finger to pat and gently blend the foundation under the eyes.

Using a primer will help create a beautiful, flawless finish with any of these application techniques and Hydro Pearls, our water based primer, also acts as a moisturizer to help seal your skin and promote not just beautiful, but healthy skin.  Because Hydro Pearls is water based there are no silicones to clog your pores, suffocate your skin, or leave you shiny looking. 

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GS is celebrating Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

Gerda Spillmann Swiss Skin Care and Cosmetics has always been environmentally friendly and we are so excited to tell you about how we are doing our part to keep mother earth clean.  All of our products are made with natural ingredients and with renewable resources wherever possible.  (Have you checked out the amazing qualities of the naturally grown and renewable plant, Swiss Edelweiss, in our Age Spot Reducer?!)

All of our products are packaged in environmentally friendly plastic that is biodegradable and recyclable!  Dyes used in our packaging (to make the beautiful red compact!) is a vegetable dye and completely earth kind!

In our offices we limit the use of the paper we have to print and any extra paper we have actually goes into a recycle pile that we turn into scraps for notes.  When we do have to go and purchase new paper we buy in bulk to limit the number of trips our office manager has to take to the store, and only buy recycled paper!  When we ship your packages we use as small a box as possible, made from post-consumer waste and include only biodegradable packing peanuts to keep your products safe and undamaged.

For questions or to check out the line of amazing Gerda Spillmann products visit us at: http://gerdaspillmann.stores.yahoo.net/; become our friend on facebook     http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gerda-Spillmann/; or follow us on twitter     http://twitter.com/GerdaSpillmann

Friday Feature: American Idol

American Idol!

“The Gerda Spillmann foundation is wonderful.  The creamy texture makes it easy to apply and the great coverage holds up on long production days.  It is a great addition to my makeup kit.”   -Amy Barkzi , department head for American Idol and America’s Got Talent

Who do you think is going to be the next American Idol?  Post your answers here! 

Gerda Spillmann, manufacturing only the best in Swiss Skin Care products, has always had a following of the Hollywood famous, creating an extensive demand in the entertainment industry. This Hollywood staple has been used on everyone from Angelina Jolie to Rachel McAdams. Even former American Idol, Adam Lambert posts on his website about Bio-Fond Foundation. Iconic Hollywood star, Elizabeth Taylor declared that Bio-Fond Foundation “covers a multitude of sins”. Outside of Hollywood you can find Bio-Fond Foundation on the hosts of ESPN, Miss America contestants, magazine photo shoots, and on the Broadway stage production of Grease. Makeup artists love Bio Fond Foundation for the natural yet full coverage, the lastability and the radiant, matte glow even on high definition.

“The Idol runner up sported a style all his own from the beginning of the season to the end.  His look was edgy, creative, and glam rock inspired.  Lambert didn’t veer far from his trademark smokey eyeliner, bronzed skin and lip-balmed lips.  However, Idol makeup artist Mezhgan Hussainy had the opportunity to soften his look during disco week.  The final result:  he looked polished, smart and very handsome.  Sometimes less is definitely more. Bronze Special foundation by Gerda Spillmann was the key to evening out Lambert’s skin tone.”              –Examiner.com

Choose from 21 colors and rock your own look with the Bio-Fond Foundation make-up, making you feel like an Idol!  http://gerdaspillmann.stores.yahoo.net/