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3 steps to your best skin

There are so many companies that make promises their products just can’t keep.  So how do you reach your skin’s most beautiful potential?  It’s really pretty easy… 3 steps easy.

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Best Eyeshadow Base for lasting color all day!

Secret Makeup Artist trick for long-lasting eye shadow and liner?   One that is good for your skin, gentle and botanical based?

Peau de Fleurs Tonic is the answer!  This Alcohol-Free toner is made with Oak Root Extract and Witch Hazel which helps to keep the skin from drying out and allows for a flawless, beautiful application of pressed or loose eye shadows.

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Step 1 – Create a base with your Bio-Fond Makeup by applying all over the eyelid.

Step 2 – Using a clean brush, gently add just 1-2 drops of Peau de Fleurs Tonic to the bristles.  Shake off any excess.

Step 3 – Gently swipe the damp bristles through pressed powder, or dip lightly into loose powder.

Step 4 – Apply the shadow to the eyelids in even motions and allow to dry.  Apply additional layer for deep, rich tones.  Follow with your favorite Bio-Blends Eyeliner pencil to complete your eye look.

*Tip: Use a thin, small brush to create an eye-popping liner in your favorite shade of eye shadow for a real wow factor!

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Peau de Fleurs Tonic is a wonderful addition to your skin care routine (not just your makeup routine!).  This gentle, alcohol-free tonic when used after cleansing may help to tone and tighten the skin, aids in removing of any excess oils and leaves even the most sensitive skin feeling refreshed and clean!

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You can always call us at 1-800-282-3223 or email us at Info@GSskincare.com.

Create a liquid eyeliner

eyeliner w brushEver have a day where you want to add a little punch to your eyes but don’t want to buy a special eyeliner for the occasion?  With GS products Peau de Fleurs Toner you can turn any eye shadow color into a liquid eyeliner!

This trick was shown to us by a celebrity makeup artist who uses different colors on her actors/actresses to create definition, drama and to portray a mood or effect.  It’s easy enough you can do it too!

To do this you’ll need 3 items:

  1. Peau de Fleurs Tonic
  2. Any pressed or loose eye shadow powder
  3. A thin eyeliner brush

Soak your brush tip in a little of the Peau de Fleurs Tonic. This alcohol freePDF Tonic Small toner won’t irritate your eyes and will evaporate fast leaving behind only the color you’ve applied!

Dip the end of the brush tip into the color you’ve chosen; just enough to cover the line over your eyelashes from corner to corner.

Gently swipe from the inside eye corner to the outside corner in a sweeping motion.  Leave your eye closed for a minute to allow the application to dry.  Then apply to the other eye.

This is also a great application to use with a bigger brush to create a eye-makeup eyelinerdramatic look, larger definition or to have some fun with!  When using the Peau de Fleurs Tonic you apply your color seamlessly and don’t have to worry about the color flaking or falling off since it you used a wet application.  Easy to remove with makeup remover, soap and water or Peau de Fleurs Cleansing Mousse.  Then using a cotton ball apply the Peau de Fleurs Tonic all over your face for a deep cleanse!

Peau de Fleurs Tonic is an alcohol free toner that helps to tone and tighten the skin while purifying and nourishing the skin.

To learn more about the Peau de Fleurs Tonic visit us here or on our website.  Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn too!

 

In what order should I apply my skin care products?

Product order can be confusing – what’s first and what’s last?  While there is no wrong way to apply products we do have a suggestion for you.  After cleansing and toning (toner is an important step!) we recommend following the rule of thumb – lightest to heaviest weight.  Using the new anti-aging products from Gerda Spillmann here is a sample regimen that works for most skin types.

-After cleansing, pat dry your skin with a soft, clean towel.

-Apply the Renaissance Age Serum which is a silky, very light serum.  Apply in areas of concern and gently dab around the eye area.  Wait 2-3 minutes for this to fully absorb before applying additional products.

-Specialty products should be applied next – Eye Region Cream, Renaissance Active Oil (RAO) or Plantoseramin Lotion.  Apply generously and massage into skin with circular motions that help to stimulate blood flow.

-Apply a moisturizer for skin health; Renaissance Pro Age for intense anti-aging relief or Prestige Cell for deep hydration.  Massage into face and neck with soft, circular motions.  Using a moisturizer or nourishing cream at the end of your regimen helps to seal the products you have applied and essential moisture into your skin while keeping environmental irritants out.

-Follow with sun block if not applying a foundation makeup that includes protection from UV rays.  Bio-Fond Foundation makeup has an SPF range of 24-38 depending on color and application.

For damaged or very dry skin types you may want to add additional moisture products like the Coronation or Skinfood Ultra Vital.

For oily or problematic skin use the second step to apply products that will help to control oil and combat breakouts.  Try the GS Plantoseramin Lotion, Mayfair Matte Crème, or Cream Mask.

For sensitive or medically treated skin include products that increase moisture retention and promote healing, like the Renaissance Active Oil.

 

To see all of these products please visit our website or give us a call to discuss a regimen specifically for you – 1.800.282.3223

National Rosacea Month – What is Rosacea?

Rosacea.Org classifies this skin inflammation this way: Rosacea (pronounced “roh-ZAY-sha”) is a chronic and potentially life-disruptive disorder primarily of the facial skin, often characterized by flare-ups and remissions. Many have observed that it typically begins any time after age 30 as a redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead that may come and go. In some cases, rosacea may also occur on the neck, chest, scalp or ears.

Rosacea is a frustrating skin condition that begins almost unnoticeably, with the seemingly random appearances of redness on the face, especially the cheeks and nose. If left untreated, rosacea almost always worsens.

Here are the signs to look for:

  • Red flushing; typically on the face, especially on the cheeks and nose
  • Random and often extreme skin sensitivity
  • Acne-like bumps
  • Flakey, sometimes oily skin
  • Visible tiny blood vessels that may become more noticeable over time
  • Any of the above combined with dry skin, wrinkles, sun damage, and skin discolorations

Rosacea occurs more often in women but men can be affected to.  While there are no known medical causes, there are treatments to help – consult your doctor or dermatologist if you feel like you may have Rosacea. 

Skin care can help a Rosacea patient to help calm embarrassing redness and quality makeup can help to conceal any blotchiness.  Skin care should be gentle and non-irritating, avoiding ingredients like alcohol which can further dry the skin out and cause additional irritation.  In the Gerda Spillmann line of Swiss Skin Care Products you can use the Peau de Fleurs Cleansing Milk, Tonique sans Alcool (Toner without Alcohol), any of our quality moisturizers (we’d recommend the Extra Riche) and the Bio-Fond Foundation makeup.  Many Rosacea patients use Bio-Fond Foundation to help conceal redness during a flare-up. All of the GS Products are pharmaceutical grade, top quality products that are nourishing and protective of your sensitive skin. Visit http://gerdaspillmann.stores.yahoo.net/ to see more products from the Gerda Spillmann Swiss Skin Care line.

“My Daughter works in a spa in Sedona, Arizona. At Christmas, she brought this make-up home for me to try. It has made a whole new me. I can NOT believe the difference it’s made in me and the way I look. I am 53 years old and for the first time in my life – I LOVE the way I look!” Maryann M

Why Should I use a Toner?

 A commonly skipped and misunderstood step in skin care, toner is important to achieving healthy skin. A toner cleans deeper than most cleansers and also helps to clear the pores of impurities left behind by cleansers, make-up and other topical products; things that may have trapped dirt and bacteria on the top layers of your skin.  Toners also help to balance the skin’s natural pH levels and hydrate even the driest skin types. 

Gerda Spillmann has two types of Toners – Tonic sans Alcool and Rosa Alpina.

Tonic sans Alcool is an ALCOHOL FREE Toner.  This is important because Alcohol can over-dry and irritate sensitive skin.  Instead Tonic sans Alcool is formulated with pharmaceutical grade Witch Hazel and Oak Root Extract to deep cleanse your pores and leave only fresh, clean feeling skin.

Rosa Alpina uses a delicate blend of Rose Petal Oil and Coltsfoot Extract.  Rose Petal Oil can protect skin cells from oxidative damage, a natural anti-oxidant .  Coltsfoot Extract is a soothing and healing botanical, which gives essential nutrients to the skin.

Toners can also help to create a striking eyeliner that is still good for sensitive skin.  Dab your thin, eyeliner brush into Tonic sans Alcool and then into your favorite eyeshadow powder.  Holding your eyelid taught, draw a line as close to the lashes as you can.  Allow to set for just a few seconds and then you have a custom eyeliner look that will last all day!