Skin Care Heaven offers free shipping until New Year’s Eve

Posted for AcneAnti AgingBeautyEye Care & Eye Make UPGift IdeasLip CareMoisturizersSaleSkin CareSkin Care DeviceSkin Cleansers & TonersUncategorized On December 13, 2012

Skin Care Heaven, a leading e-commerce skin care company, recently announced its headline news in offering free shipping until New Year’s Eve.

While shoppers are already saving big bucks during its Holiday Sale, they are saving even more dollars with the gift of free shipping.

Skin Care Heaven is delighted to offer holiday shoppers an array of ways to stretch their dollars this holiday season,” said Skin Care Heaven’s spokesperson.  “If that holiday shopping list has gifts for mom, gifts for your wife, or gifts for your girlfriend then Skin Care Heaven is the right destination.” 

Skin Care Heaven is more than just an online skin care store.  They give their clientele a personalized shopping experience.

“Our skin care professionals are on hand to help you make the right gift choices.  Many people are calling us their personal online shoppers and that’s a real compliment,” she said.

Skin Care Heaven has the gifts all women want. Their handpicked inventory of more than 35 skin care lines and items includes Obagi, Revision Skin Care, Dermaquest, L.A. Skinny, DermaEarth, Clarisonic, NuFACE, DermaEarth, Pure Fiji, RevaleSkin, and so much more.

“With our already low prices and free December shipping, you’re one click away from the best prices around,” she said.

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Jane Iredale Makeup Reviews

Posted for Anti AgingBeautyEye Care & Eye Make UPLip CareMoisturizersSkin Care On January 27, 2012

I don’t know what it is about Jane Iredale, but this mineral makeup manufacturer has a special way of creating makeup.  Their vision crystallized into products that not only looks beautiful on the skin but is healthy, too.

As many know, the biggest tip in beauty is finding the right foundation. After all, it prepares the canvas for the other makeup to follow.

Among the impressive list of Jane Iredale Makeup inventory, we offer some sterling choices in foundations such as Liquid Minerals Foundation, Pure Pressed Base, and Amazing Base.  All these products have an array of shades to match any skin tone and phenomenal coverage capabilities.

Below is a brief description of each to help you make the right choice for your skin.

Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals Foundation

Known to even out skin tone and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, this foundation is packed with lysosomes, vegetable glycerin and aloe vera.  They are wonderful formulas that benefit the skin.

The bottle holds a liquid formula which contains beads.  Described as cutting-edge, Jane Iredale delivers active ingredients in these beads that are time-released and penetrate into the skin.

After an application, Jane Iredale users either apply Amazing Base or Pure Pressed Base for broad-spectrum sun shielding protection.

Jane Iredale Pure Pressed Base

Stored in a compact, this product is a powerhouse combination of a foundation, powder, concealer, and sunscreen. This makeup base, recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation, has a sun protection factor of 20.  Its algae extract helps lock in moisture to keep skin looking youthful and protecting it from ultra violet rays.

For those with sensitive skin, Pure Pressed Base has no fragrances, oil, talc, parabens and fillers which make it a perfect choice.

Jane Iredale Amazing Base

This rich, loose mineral foundation offers UVA and UVB broad-spectrum sun protection providing the ultimate solar defense. Like the Pure Pressed Base, it’s also free from oil, talc, dyes and parabens.  Amazing Base is excellent for people with sensitive skin, including conditions such as eczema and roseacea.

It is also recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation.

Finding a foundation that offers coverage, skin care perks, and sun protection gives you another tool to keep that youthful and luminous glow.

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Sunscreen Isn’t Just For Summer

Posted for Anti AgingBeautyEye Care & Eye Make UPMoisturizersOily SkinSkin CareSun Tanning On January 23, 2012

Sunscreen just isn’t for hot summer days.  It’s something that should be applied every single day of the year. Although it may be deceiving, about 80 percent of ultra violet rays still seep its way through overcast skies damaging skin and causing premature aging.

Anytime someone is outdoors they are at risk for sun damage.  And yes, that includes playing sports, gardening, or even just walking the dog.  Don’t forget that the reflection of snow and sand also boosts the exposure to UV rays.

In addition to premature aging, reports estimate that skin cancer is still a disease to contend with for both men and women. That’s why sunscreen is so important.

Skin Care Heaven, an e-commerce store in Carlsbad offers an array of quality solar defense inventory.

Here are some valuable tips into different ways of shielding your skin to keep it healthy and young looking.


Sun protection can be found in organic and non-organic formulas. On the shelves they come in gels, sprays, lotions, creams, sticks, and powder forms. The most important one to buy is a product that offers a broad spectrum which simply means it protects the user from UVA and UVB rays.

Those who love using organic products will more than likely find the following ingredients:

  • Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate
  • Ethylhexyl Salicylate
  • Homosalate
  • Octocrylene
  • Titanium Dioxide 2.0%

For the most part, organic sunscreens are paraben and fragrance free.  But check the labels to make sure.  Because UVA and UVB sunscreen offer the best protection out there, double check that the vegetarian ingredients in the bottle offer it, as well.

Non-organic sunscreen manufacturers not only offer sun protection but their ingredients may also include anti-aging and skin recovery ingredients like Dermalogica Age Smart Dynamic Skin Recovery does. And these days, sunscreens are non-greasy, absorb quickly and are featherweight. Even those with acne prone skin can find the perfect product that meet their skin care needs.

Important ingredients to look for in these products are:

  • Ecamsule
  • Avobenzone
  • Oxybenzone
  • Sulisobenzone
  • Titanium dioxide
  • Zinc oxide

Last but not least, tinted moisturizers like Revision Skin Care have a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 45. Avid users of tinted moisturizers love the light, natural coverage and oftentimes use it instead of a heavier foundation.

Healthcare professionals recommend using a sunscreen with a SPF of 30 or higher and to consider a waterproof one, too.


The best time to apply sunscreen is 15 to 30 minutes before going outside.  And please don’t be stingy with it. The rule of thumb is a “shot-size” glass serving or more for an adult body.  Research has shown that not enough people use sunscreen and remain unprotected.

Don’t let the “long-lasting” words on the bottle think sunscreen is only applied once a day.  A solar defense needs to be reapplied every two to three hours when outdoors.  And if the product is not waterproof, it must be reapplied after sweating or following a swim.

The most common places people forget to apply sunscreen are:

  • Ears
  • Back of legs
  • Feet
  • Top of hands
  • Scalp (if there is a receding hairline or one wears a buzz cut)

While sunscreen is one surefire way to keep skin looking youthful and healthy, add in some other skin saving tools like a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and retreat to shady areas whenever possible.

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The Shelf Life of Skin Care Products

Posted for AcneAnti AgingBeautyEye Care & Eye Make UPLip CareMoisturizersOily SkinSkin CareSkin Cleansers & Toners On January 23, 2012

Skin care products don’t have an expiration date. So, this makes things a bit tricky in figuring out when to toss out skin care products before they go bad.

As chief officer of an online skin care product store, a producer of my own product line, and operation of a new day spa, it’s important to understand the potency of a product and when it’s time to pitch it. Our health always comes first.

To keep track, some suggest writing a date on the packaging but so many of us forget to recheck it. Instead, a better way is to use your computer or cell phone calendar with “alarm” reminders for a 3, 6, 9 and 12 month checkup to see if it’s product trashcan time.

While many think their products may last up to two years that really may not be the case on all types of skin care and beauty products.

For example, if a cream or lotion product has turned thin or lumpy, chuck it. Other signs to watch out for are:

  • Changes in smell
  • Has a different feeling on the skin when applied
  • Turned darker in color
  • Product divided itself into visible layers

And anti aging products which contain antioxidants, retinol, and vitamins are always at a higher risk for a sooner expiration date. So be sure lids are replaced tightly.

To keep bacterial contamination from happening, keep your fingers out of those containers. When bacteria gets in there, the product is ruined and there’s no turning back. A perfectly new skin care product can go bad instantly once bacteria invades it.

Other helpful tips are:

  • Store your products in a cool place such as a cabinet.
  • If your new product has a broken seal return it immediately.
  • Keep your products away from the sunlight.
  • Always wash your hands before using skin care products.
  • If an infection or rash is brought on by a product throw it out.
  • Do not add water to a formula.

Because there are no regulations and expiration dates, it’s really up to you to figure out when it’s time to part with your products. At first, it may feel like you are throwing away money, but in the end, you are saving your body from the threat of bacterial contamination. And no one wants to risk that.

Remember, these products only last so long once that lid is officially unscrewed.

Although moisturizers, serums, and creams tend to last 6 months to a year, some product ingredients can speed up the expiration date such as:

  • Plant Extracts: known for its wonderful skin care properties, plant extracts have a shorter shelf life.
  • Preservative-Free Ingredients: while many enjoy the thought of not putting preservatives on their bodies, do keep an eye out for changes since preservatives help fight off bacteria.
  • Water: if this is the first or second item on the list of ingredients it has more of a chance to promote bacteria.
  • Wax: this ingredient may also offer a shorter expiration date especially if it has little water in its formula.

It’s important to point out that if you stick with your skin care routine and are mindful of bacterial contamination, chances are you’ll use up your product before it expires.

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The Year Ahead In Skin Care

Posted for AcneAnti AgingBeautyEye Care & Eye Make UPLip CareMoisturizersOily SkinSkin CareSkin Care DeviceSkin Cleansers & TonersSun Tanning On January 10, 2012

With an eye to the New Year, the science of skin care technology has been uncovered more than ever and is really forging forward in the year ahead.  Top quality devices used in clinical offices are now available for at-home use.

These tools are phenomenal and endless with their own unique capabilities.  Here’s a peek into a few of them which can be purchased online at Skin Care Heaven in Carlsbad which helps unleash gorgeous looking skin.  Above all, find a therapy which is FDA cleared and a manufacturer which stands behind its clinical studies.

Used as an adjunct therapy to a current routine, these devices are taking the art of skin care to a whole new level.

Micro-Current Technology

The superstar power behind micro-current technology is its ability to invigorate muscles beneath the skin.  It’s an anti-aging goldmine. NuFACE® has mastered this handheld device with its NuFACE® Trinity Device, NuFACE Microcurrent Facial Toning Device® Skin Care System Pink Plus Face & Body Universal, and NuFace® Microcurrent Facial Toning Device.

Beauty magazines are raving about it.

In less than five minutes a day, this pain-free tool will sculpt the skin and reveal immediate results.  FDA cleared, NuFACE® sculpts and decreases fine lines and wrinkles while firming up slack skin.

Devoted NuFACE® users have noticed remarkable improvements such as:

  • Tighter and supple skin
  • Defined and lifted cheekbones
  • Overall skin rejuvenation
  • More prominent jaw line area
  • Brow area toned and lifted

The kit comes with a conductive gel and optimizing mist. NuFACE is describing its devices as a person’s own personal trainer for their face and the glowing results are proving this claim.

LED Light Therapy

Many clinical offices are successfully using LED Light Therapy as a form of treatment to address signs of premature aging and acne.  LightStim, an at-home handheld device provides both kinds. Like NuFACE®, LightStim is FDA cleared and gives users peace of mind.

What separates LightStim from the rest of LED light therapy its unique application of red, amber and infrared LED light.  The LightStim Professional Anti-Aging Light Treatment offers all three combinations which boost collagen and elastin – these are the goals in achieving younger looking skin.

This noninvasive, pain-free treatment is recommended for daily use.

Clinical studies have reported the following skin improvements with LightStim Professional Anti-Aging Light Treatment:

  • Firms slack areas
  • Helps treat sun overexposure to the skin
  • Hydrates
  • Lessens lines and wrinkles
  • Promotes even skin tone
  • Treats hyper pigmentation
  • Softens skin

Acne just doesn’t pop up in the teenage years.  As many adults have learned, they aren’t inoculated to pimples.  LightStim Acne Light Therapy is breaking new ground in attacking acne. Those with sensitive skin are using it, too.

The light therapy attacks the bacteria which cause acne and calms irritated skin. Within two months, users have noticed an amazing improvement in their skin.  Highlights to its long list of benefits include:

  • Calm redness and inflammation brought on by acne
  • Clinically demonstrated to destroy acne bacteria named, propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes)
  • Decreases pore size
  • Helps heal acne scars
  • Recommended by health care professionals
  • Treats blackheads

For years, people have thought that celebrities and only the wealthy were privy to skin care device treatments.  But that’s all changed.  Now, these devices are available to everyone because it’s deserved by all!

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How to Remove Dark under Eye Circles?

Posted for Eye Care & Eye Make UP On December 31, 2009


Dark under eye circles can be quite difficult to cover and can be unattractive. These dark circles can be caused due to a variety of reasons and if you want to treat them effectively, it is important to understand the possible causes.

Here are some common causes of dark under eye circles and their effective treatment:

Lack of Sleep
Sleeplessness is one of the primary causes that lead to the development of dark under eye circles. Therefore, a good night’s sleep will help. Avoid any kind of stress and make sure you get at least 8 hours of peaceful sleep daily. In addition, cut down on your smoking and drinking habits.

When the skin around your eyes has increased amounts of melanin, it can lead to the development of dark circles under the eyes. In order to prevent this, make sure you use a broad spectrum sunscreen that protects your skin against the UVA and UVB rays of the sun. Also consider using skin lighteners containing ingredients like Vitamin C and Kojic Acid and other topical ingredients like Retinoids and AHAs that are directed for under the eyes

Thinning of Skin
Sometimes the blood vessels beneath your skin surface start to show as a result of thinning skin. Thin skin can either be natural or a result of fat loss. Either ways, it makes the skin appear bluish under the eyes leading to the development of dark circles. To prevent this, use Retinoid based eye products like Skin Care Heaven Eye Serum. It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles along with dark circles and puffiness. This eye serum is enhanced with powerful antioxidants from green tea and is hydrated with Hyaluronic Acid.

When you identify the cause of your dark circles, it becomes a lot easier to treat them!

Marilynn Syrett
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Dark Under Eye Circles How To Deal With Them?

Posted for Eye Care & Eye Make UP On June 22, 2009


One of the most annoying things that can happen to you is having dark under eye circles on an otherwise flawless face. No matter how good your skin is or how sharp your features are, under eye circles spoils the beauty of your face. Let us look at why they happen and what can be done to get rid of them.

Causes of Dark Under Eye Circles

The skin around the eyes is very thin and fragile. In fact, it is about 4 times thinner than the skin on other parts of the face. Dark circles are a result of a congestion of oxygen deprived blood capillaries that show through the skin surface.

Dark circles can also be caused by thinning of the membrane between the skin of eyelids and subcutaneous fat. As we age, this membrane becomes thinner and thinner and subsequently the skin color also changes.

Here are some other potential causes of development of dark circles.

Stress, sleep deprivation and excessive fatigue
Excessive consumption of alcohol
Spending a long time in front of computer screens
Lack of moisture in the skin
Poor diet and lifestyle habits

Treatment of Dark Under Eye Circles

There are a variety of skin care products available in the market that caters to the delicate eye area and helps to soothe the skin there. These eye care products contain special ingredients that hydrate the skin around the eyes and provide them with proper skin nourishment. They help with many skin concerns like dark under eye circles, puffiness around the eyes and crow\’s feet (fine lines that appear on the sides of the eyes).

Product Suggestions

Kinerase Under Eye Rescue Cream
It improves the appearance of the under eye area by reducing puffiness, dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles. The cream also moisturizes and brightens the skin.

iS Clinical Eye Complex

It soothes the skin under eyes and brightens the complexion. It improves the under eye dark circles and reduces puffiness at the same time hydrating and protecting against free radicals.

Obagi ELASTIderm Night Eye Cream
It improves the elasticity of the skin and makes it firmer and more younger looking. The best time to use this cream is at night when the body repairs naturally. It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and replenishes the lost elastin and collagen fibers on the body.


Why Do You Have Dark Circles Under Your Eyes?

Posted for Eye Care & Eye Make UP On November 1, 2008


Eyes are the window to your soul. But nothing distracts the view as much dark circles under the eyes. They are not only unpleasant to look at, but also steal all the charm and grace from your eyes.

Here are some basic causes of dark circles:

Thin Skin
The skin under our eyes is is very thin and fragile. And as we age, it thins even more. The blood vessels underneath the skin become much more visible and give an appearance of dark circles under the eyes. Prolonged exposure to sunlight can accelerate the process and worsen the situation.

Allergies and Reactions
Another cause of under eye dark circles can be environmental allergies like dust, pollutants, and pollen. When you rub your eyes, bacteria on your hand can get transferred to the eyes causing irritation.

Also, avoid using skin care products near the eye. Most of them clearly specify that applying them near your eyes may cause allergic reactions and result in dark circles.

Genetic Factors
In some cases, dark circles under eyes are family tradition. Your gene code may be such that you inherit dark circles from your parents or grandparents. It is all the more evident in people with fair skin and deep set eyes.

Fluid Retention
Retaining fluids may make the blood vessels under the eyes to become puffy and develop dark circles. Fluid retention may be caused by excessive salt intake or smoking. The situation can be aggregated by heart disorders, thyroid, kidney functions or liver diseases.

Lack of sleep shows up the most on your face. The skin becomes pale and blood vessels appear more pronounced. Thus the appearance of dark under eye circles!

Iron Deficiency
Iron deficiency anemia can be a reason for the dark blue color under your eyes that appear as under eye circles.

No water, no health. Lack of water in the body makes the skin look pale and unhealthy. And without any water the skin shows signs of dehydration, one of which is under eye circles.

If you have dark circles under your eyes, check out all the above potential causes and make an alteration. Next time I will get you some tips and tricks to correct the dark under eye circles…


Eye Make Up Gone Eeeuuuu

Posted for Eye Care & Eye Make UP On October 27, 2008


Waiting for more??

What’s with an hour of making up your eyes if people go “eeeuuuu” at a glance? Yep! Some women seem to have the perfect recipe to get it all wrong. Right from the shades to the line to the mascara…

Here are some horrible mistakes that you can suffer:

Monster Mascara
The more voluptuous my lashes, the prettier I look! It doesn’t work that way, ladies… it really doesn’t. Rather it makes you look like you have a huge tarantula stuck on your eyes. You need to understand that dabbing on piles of mascara DOESN’T look good.

Rather, invest in a good quality mascara that has lengthening effects. All you need to do is apply two coats per swipe and say hello to great looking eyes. For fuller natural looking eyelashes just blow-dry your lashes carefully!!

Un’line’ly Eye Liners
Eyeliners are not meant for lining the lower lids. Get that as straight as can be. Some women tend to substitute eyeliners for kohl. This is not done unless you are a pro of precision. And yeah, lining only the lower lashes makes you look like you’ve just been bashed up.

You should always line the top lashes of your eyes and for the bottom lashes, you should be utmost cautious. Line the rim of lower lashes with the tip of an eye pencil carefully so that they look natural.

Now this is a tricky one! Eye-shadows should be used wisely and relatively. If you are going heavy on lipsticks, keep you eye shades towards the lighter side and if you have a light shade on your lips then you can afford to put heavy eye make-up.

There you go! I’m sure with all this info, you would stay clear of all these horrible mistakes.

Apart from eye make-up something more important is good eye care.


Eye Make Up Gone Eeeuuu

Posted for Eye Care & Eye Make UP On October 18, 2008


Was at a party last night. Sigh… the hangover’s still there. All that glitz and glamour is still fresh. But what still irks me is that some women just don’t get it right. They end up making the very same make-up mistakes time and time again…

I just can’t wait to enlighten these poor souls.

So here are some very common mistakes women tend to make with their make up.

Foundation mask
Now now now… Foundation is not paint. It is used to even out your skin tone, not to make you fair. Women often choose foundation a shade lighter that their skin tone in order to look fair. But that just doesn’t work. After all your neck hands and other décolleté will reveal your true colors ;)

Always choose a foundation that matches your skin tone so that it gives a natural glowing look.

Bling Blotch Blush
Women often look the female versions of Ronald McDonald with an overdose of blush. And it is in no way attractive!

The key is knowing how to apply blush correctly. Just look into the mirror and smile, and dab on blush on the apple of your cheeks. For the trendy ones, sweep across some mascara on the corner of your eyes. Pinks and peaches are hot this season!

Unshapely Eyebrows
Your eyebrows can make a world of difference on how you look. Shape them well and you look great! Ruin the shape and get a foul expression. Often it happens that women don’t pay much attention to their eyebrows, concentrating more on the eye. But you need to realize that your eyebrows can make or ‘break’ the look.

Go to a salon and consult a beautician what shape will look best on your. It can be either arc shaped or round, thin or thick. Once you get them shaped, shade them carefully. Make tiny strokes in the direction of hair growth….

Eye makeup is not only about cosmetices but involves good eye care as well. That’s for now… wait till next week as I get you more ways you can go wrong with your eye make-up!