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Monday, September 15, 2014

Recommended : Biosilk Silk Therapy Treatment


Farouk Biosilk Silk Therapy (Treatment) by Farouk Systems USA

  • Voted Best of Beauty 2006 by Allure Magazine
  • For all hair and skin types. 
  • $20 / 5.64 fl oz (150 ml) at drugstore.com

Silk Therapy hair care works with the power of heat. Silk proteins that are activated to penetrate and provide protection while improving the condition of hair, for healthier hair with incredible shine. Silk Therapy is ideal lightweight replenishing treatment to protect and maintain hair and skin in optimum condition. Concentrated silk, fortified with botanicals and Vitamin E impart a smooth and silky feel while providing a brilliant high gloss shine. Will not build up or weigh hair down. Sunscreens safeguard hair from possible UV damage.


Ingredients:
Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, SD Alcohol 40-B, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ethyl Ester of Hydrolyzed Silk, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol,Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Parfum (Fragrance). Hexyl Cinnamic Aldehyde, Benzyl Benzoate, Linalool, Gamma Methyl Ionone, Citronellol, Lilial, Hydroxy Citronellol, Geraniol, Eugenol


Directions:
Place a small amount of Biosilk Silk Therapy in palms and apply from the scalp to the ends. May be used on wet or dry hair or skin. Use as often as necessary.

Friday, August 22, 2014

This Video Will Make You Think Twice About Not Wearing Sunscreen

If you're not already wearing sunscreen regularly, here's something to convince you. Photographer Thomas Leveritt modified his camera to record people in the ultraviolet spectrum, which highlights freckles and sun damage unnoticeable to the naked eye. He captured strangers' shocked reactions at viewing their faces in a way they never had before. Leveritt also asked his subjects to apply sunscreen to show how under the camera's filter, the white lotion shows up like black war paint.

   

Earlier this summer, the U.S. surgeon general warned that about 9,000 people die each year from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer and a mostly preventable disease.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Alpha Hydrox Spot Light Targeted Skin Lightener



Spot Light for all skin types.
  • Non-greasy. 
  • Absorbs quickly. 
  • Proven results.
  • Contains 10% Glycolic Alpha Hydroxy Acid.
  • Formulated for spot treatment on hands, face and body.
  • Contains Vitamin E and moisturizing emollients that leave skin feeling soft and smooth.
  • Contains hydroquinone, proven to lighten skin discolorations. These include
    • freckles
    • age and liver spots
    • changes in skin pigmentation that may occur with pregnancy or from the use of oral contraceptives
Indications

For gradual fading of dark (brownish) discolorations in skin, such as age and liver spots.

Price: $8.19 at drugstore.com

Monday, June 23, 2014

Esoterica Skin Discoloration Fade Cream, SPF 10


  • Sunscreen Esoterica - Gradually fades freckles and age spots, Esoterica also helps fade skin discoloration that may result from pregnancy or the use of oral contraceptives.
  • Unscented without dyes or sunscreen that may irritate sensitive skin.
  • Moisturizers and emollients help keep the areas of application soft and smooth as Esoterica fades dark brownish skin discoloration.
  • Non-Greasy, Non-Staining. Esoterica is a light, greaseless cream that won't stain clothing.
  • Dermatologist tested.
  • available at drugstore.com: $9.99

Active Ingredients: contains: Hydroquinone (2.0%), Octyl Dimethyl PABA (3.3%), Benzophenone 3 (2.5%)

Inactive Ingredients: Water, Glyceryl Monostearate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Ceresin, Light Mineral Oil, PEG 6 32 Stearate, Poloxamer 188, Propylene Glycol, Stearyl Alcohol, Steareth 20, Laureth 23, Allantoin (Comfrey Root), Sodium Bisulfate, Steareth 10, Dimethicone, Fragrance, Methylparaben, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Propylparaben, Trisodium EDTA, BHA




Indications

For the gradual fading of freckles and age spots. Also helps fade skin discoloration that may result from pregnancy or the use of oral contraceptives.
Drug Interaction Precautions

Do not use this product in combination with externally applied products containing resorcinol, phenol, or salicylic acid unless directed by a doctor.
Warnings

Limit sun exposure by using sunscreen, sun blocking agent or protective clothing to cover treated skin during and after use of this product to prevent darkening from recurring.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Recommended : Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Overnight Peel

Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Overnight Peel

 ($17) Use nightly, and glycolic acid and vitamin C work over four weeks to lighten spots.

Reduces the Appearance of Dark Spots, Evens Skin Tone, Smoothes Texture

Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Overnight Peel is a clinically effective glycolic peel that gently speeds exfoliation to fade dark spots, even skin tone, brighten and smooth skin's texture.  Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Overnight Peel is powered by glycolic vitamin C complex and gentle enough to use every night.  The glycolic acid effectively exfoliates and smoothes skin, while vitamin C addresses dark spots.  Glycerin and a special acid buffer ensure that the Dark Spot Overnight Peel is gentle on skin while revealing a new radiance.  Overnight:  See smoother, hydrated skin.
In 1 week:  See brighter, more even skin.
In 4 weeks:  Spots and imperfections are significantly reduced.  Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Overnight Peel is non-comedogenic, won't clog pores.

Made in USA

ingredients
Water, Alcohol Denat., Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Algae Extract, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Biosaccharide Gum 1, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Limonene, Linalool, PEG 40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PPG 26 Buteth 26, Fragrance

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For a dark spot corrector to be effective, is has to use the right ingredients. Many correctors claim to be using the best, but be careful- many do not use the right amounts of ingredients to really get results. Here's the proven ingredients you need to look for:

•Alpha Arbutin: a compound derived from organic materials, Alpha Arbutin blocks the effects of melanin on the skin, removing dark spots quickly and safely

•Resveratrol: another powerful melanin blocker, this has been clinically shown to reduce melanin production by 50%

•Sepicalm-S: this compound is one of the most powerful anti-pigment and anti-inflammatory agents on the market- perfect for reducing acne scarring