Saturday, 25 February 2017
The Product: Age-Defying Wrinkle Reducer
Designed For: Women who want to look younger
The purpose of the Age Defying Wrinkle Reducer is to reduced fine lines and wrinkles.
The good: Wrinkles! We all just hate seeing our youthful skin become old and wrinkled, don’t we? The Age Defying Wrinkle Reducer can help your skin to be more wrinkle free and more youthful looking.
Scientists as well as the rest of us know that collagen or rather the loss of collagen is the primary cause of wrinkling. The problem has always been how to deliver whole collagen molecules to through the skin. Collagen molecules are large and the skin cannot absorb them whole…or at least not until now.
The scientists at Hydroderm after years and years of experimentation have developed a way to deliver these whole collagen molecules to the skin through a cream. This is a real scientific breakthrough and was granted a patent by the US government. You won’t find this formula anywhere else or in any product other than the Age Defying Wrinkle Reducer by Hydroderm.
The Bad: While you may not see overnight results, you will feel them! You need to allow time to penetrate and rejuvenate skin collagen, though you may see visible results in as little as a few days.
The Guarantee: There is a 115% price guarantee offered plus free shipping on domestic orders and no hassle easy returns.
Value for money: The Age Defying Wrinkle Reducer is a very good value.
Saturday, 14 January 2017
This is a great alternative soapwort shampoo which depends on the soapwort (Saponaria officinalis) for sudsiness. For the other additives, you can pick and choose. If you have trouble finding soapwort, just skip it and use pure castille soap which is gentle and natural.
2 cups water
1 1/2 tablespoons dried soapwort root, chopped
2-4 teaspoons herbs (see below), for fragrance and more
A few drops of essential oils, for fragrance
Chamomile: for healthy hair growth. You can also brew chamomile tea bags in the water before adding the soapwort, to bring out highlights in blond hair
Burdock root: to promote hair growth and reduce hair loss. (Burdock root also has a ton of medicinal properties when consumed as a tea!)
Catnip: for healthy hair growth.
1. Bring the water to a boil, add the soapwort and simmer for 20 minutes, covered.
2. Remove from heat, add the herbs and let cool.
3. Strain the herbs from the liquid and pour into a bottle.
4. Wait till mixture is completely cooled before adding essential oils otherwise, you'll lose most of them by evaporation right away.
Extra moisturizing: If you like, you can add a tablespoon of jojoba oil or neem oil to the bottle, for extra moisture (neem oil also strengthens keratin, the proteinous substance your hair is made of). Just shake well before applying.
Storage: This shampoo is best kept refrigerated, or at least in a cool, dark place (which your bathroom may not be if you like to really steam it up). The recipe makes enough for 3-7 shampoos, depending on hair length and thickness. I've found it tends to keep for 8-10 days, longer if you keep the mixture on the heat for a little after adding the herbs.
Use the shampoo like you would a regular shampoo, except don't expect it to be quite as sudsy. Pour onto hands, apply to hair and scalp, and massage through. Rinse, and repeat if desired.
Friday, 2 December 2016
How does it feel to have radiant skin that not only looks flawless but also makes you look many years younger than what you really are? For many women, having skin that looks and feels youthful and radiant takes a lot of effort. For others, it is not always such a challenge. The truth of the matter is that many women have secrets! One secret in particular is a skin care cleansing cloth called Exfolia.
If you have ever exfoliated, you understand how refreshing your skin feels when you are done. You might also understand how raw your skin can become if your cleanser is too harsh or if you have scrubbed a little too hard. As a special exfoliating microfiber cloth, Exfolia exists as an alternative to harsh and gritty cleansers, scrubbing gloves and sponges: thus making your exfoliation experience pleasant and worthwhile. According to the manufacturer of Exfolia – Beauty Cloth, Inc. – other methods of exfoliation can cause damage to your skin or simply not clean your skin well enough. Exfolia, on the other hand, gently exfoliates all of the dead skin cells that rest on the top of your epidermis. Consequently all fine lines, scarring and blemishes can look significantly better after this special exfoliation process.
Each Exfolia cloth is 9 inches by 9 inches and lasts through about 60 to 80 uses. It is washable and works well for all skin types, tones and textures. For best results, Beauty Cloth, Inc. recommends running warm water over Exfolia, adding a dollop of your cleanser and massaging over your skin for several seconds.
What makes Exfolia different than other exfoliation products is the size of the fibers within the cloth. According to Beauty Cloth, Inc., Exfolia’s fibers are many times thinner than the fibers of comparable exfoliation products. As such, this extremely intricate and fine framework allows Exfolia to slough away more dead skin cells than what other products can. Even though the illustrations on the official website depict this claim quite well, no clinical study results are present as support. Therefore, consumers might begin to wonder how effective Exfolia truly is.
We don’t have to wonder at great length how superbly Exfolia performs, however, because consumer reviews are overwhelmingly positive on the official website and independent retailers’ websites such as Amazon.com and Chinaberry.com. Many consumers praise Exfolia for its ability to reduce the appearance of blemishes and fine lines. In turn, this smoother skin serves as the perfect canvas for applying beauty products and cosmetics.
Monday, 21 November 2016
Men’s skin is quite different from women’s skin, and it isn’t just the amount of hair, or how smooth (or rough) it is. There are many other differences that all add up to one fact: men and women need to take care of their skin in different ways.
Men have thicker skin
Thanks to testosterone, a man’s skin is approximately 25% thicker than a woman’s skin. This means that biologically speaking, men are less vulnerable to sun damage than women. However, this doesn’t give men an excuse not to wear sunscreen.
Men are usually outdoors more than women. On average, men get roughly 12 hours more sun exposure per week than women. Most men may not particularly care about premature skin aging, but everybody should still be concerned about skin cancer. We think everybody, regardless of gender, should apply some Diana Stalder Skin Moisturizing Lotion, which contains an SPF 30 sunscreen, everyday.
Men have oilier skin
Thanks again to testosterone, men produce more oil than women. This makes men, despite having smaller sebaceous glands than women, more prone to acne. A good way to deal with this is to wash regularly, maybe twice a day, with a product like Diana Stalder Facial Scrub.
Men have “younger” skin
Not only do men have thicker skin than women, men also have a greater collagen density than women. These two combined make a man’s skin look younger a similarly aged woman. However, this age advantage is often negated by many environmental factors, a few of which we’ll tackle in the next point.
Men have more fragile skin
Many people will find this surprising, but men usually have more delicate skin than women. The reasons for this, however, are more environmental than biological.
One of the biggest reasons is that women tend to take better care of their skin than men do. Many men have no qualms using harsh soaps, getting burnt under the sun, and handling dirt, grime, and other skin irritants. Many men also have an aversion to using sunscreen and other skin care products.
Of course, men still take care of their skin, but even that has its own pitfalls. As we mentioned, most men will not mind using harsh soap on their skin, but another part of their skin care regimen can sometimes harm their skin too. Daily shaving can strip off the skin’s hydrolipidic film, which serves as a natural protective layer of the skin. This leaves skin more prone to drying and environmental damage. On top of this, there’s always a risk of cutting or scraping skin when shaving.
All this means that men usually have more sensitized (though not necessarily sensitive) skin than women. What does this mean for men? Put simply, most men probably have to take better care of their skin.
There is a laundry list of differences between men and women’s skin, but we’ve tackled some of the biggest here. Do you think there are other significant differences we missed here? Share them with us in the comments!
Monday, 7 November 2016
In the world of business there are those who naturally know how to market and those who find themselves learning the trade over time by trial and error. If you are in business you need make money, or you won’t still be in business 5 years from now. Which means you need to know the heart of matter inside out; the marketing!
How does marketing work? – Marketing is a relatively simple concept. A product or service is created and a business aims to offer that product to the consumer. In order for the consumer to even know the product is available, that product needs to be introduced to the consumer; this is marketing.
While many people who work within the health, beauty and well-being sector of the business world believe their product is THE best one on the market, the consumer still needs to be convinced of that fact.
So while you’ve done all the therapy training, all the stylist courses, all the specialist health and well-being studies... your clients haven’t. They don’t know what you know about it all. They don’t know how your salon or clinic’s treatments, services and products can benefit them.
Bringing your product to the consumer, showing them the ways your product can better their lives or make their lives easier will convince them to choose that product and thus the sale is won.
The art of marketing is all about giving the consumer the information they need in order to trust in your salon or clinic’s product on the same level as you trust the product. They may never have the connection you have to the business, but they need to have the same, in depth information that convinced you to endorse the product.
Moving Them From the Street to You
When contemplating the marketing aspect of your business, you are essentially trying to make money. The customers you need to buy your product or service are out there, on the street, ready to hear what you have to offer. You need to go out there and get them.
Waiting in the background believing they will find you and your salon or clinic is simply not going to get you’re the success you want or the client you need in order to make your business into the money making machine it can eventually become.
Market, market, market and you will become the top-of-the-line, health, beauty and well-being product and service provider in your sector of the business world. You can make the money and create the lifestyle you set out to have, you just have to go out there and get it!
Wednesday, 19 October 2016
The skin on your lips requires just as much nourishment and care that you bestow on your face. Your lips are just as prone to damage by environmental, physical and ultraviolet radiation. However, it can be one of the areas most neglected by women.
Soft and Supple
The skin on the lips is the thinnest and most sensitive on the entire body and they are susceptible to damage by environamental factors. The lips are smooth and supple even though there are no oil glands or protective covering. This also makes it more prone to dryness and flakiness. The Loss of moisture also subsequently results in chapping and cracking along the corners of the lips.
It is extremely important to keep your lips moisturized at all times. Use a good quality moisturizing lipstick or lip gloss as a protective shield on the lips.
Scrub for the Lips
Just like facial scrubs exfoliate the dead skin cells on the face, lips need to shed off dead skin too. It gets rid of the chapped skin on the lips and stimulates blood circulation. But the exfoliation process of the lips doesn’t have to be as stringent. Considering the fact that skin on the lips is more fragile and thin, use something especially formulated for the lips.
Lips often exhibit tiny clusters of wrinkles on them. They are especially prominent on smokers because of their constant puckering. These fine lines can be treated with an effective antioxidant treatment.
Also, don’t drink out of straws! It has the same effect because fo the puckering to sip from them.
Lip care is incomplete without moisturization. Apply ample amounts of lip balms to soothe the dry areas and hydrated them again.
Skin care products to throw away regularly
How are you? I’m sure you would have cleared away quite a bit of the junk in your make up kit by now (at least I hope so!).
Doesn’t it feel great?
So, here is more information about other throw-away products…
The base of all your make up. In fact the foundation has to its credit the largest area of application! So you can just imagine the extent of damage if it goes wrong. Foundation comes in different forms
Liquid foundations: They can be either oil based, for dry skin types or water based for normal skin types. Having a liquid base, they tend to be more vulnerable to bacterial growth and breeding. The right time to throw it away is when the texture becomes creamy and develops lumps.
Powder foundations: They are less likely than the former to develop bacteria. But no doubt they can be damaged. When the powder cake begins to break or develop a grainy texture, it’s time to toss it away.
The creamy texture of concealer is because of the oil and other hydrating agents in it. The best way to preserve it and make it last longer is by avoiding any contact with the hands and by washing the brush daily.
Mascara should be replaced every three months. Mascara tends to dry up very fast and also because of the constant pulling out of the bristle brush, the air tends to pollute the inside. And don’t even think of adding water to remove the dryness. You would only be giving the bacteria a breeding ground.
Liquid liners can dry up very quickly if not stored properly. Therefore, be sure that you close the lid tightly after every use and store in a cool dry place. Pencil liners are a better than the liquid ones and stay for about two years.
There you go! Life cycles defined for all the components of your make-up kit!
Till next time… Byeee!