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Top Products To Keep Skin Healthy During The Summer

Posted for Age SpotsAnti AgingBeautyMoisturizersnatural skin careparaben free skin careSkin CareSunscreen On July 4, 2013

The heat is on. And when temperatures rise outdoors, skin becomes easily dehydrated. And when moisture gets zapped, skin begins to look dry, wrinkly and dull looking.

Skin Care Heaven, an e-commerce store and skin care research center based in Carlsbad have cast their votes in on their top products for summer vacation skin survival.

“When people think summer vacation, beach, or poolside time we often just think sunscreen,” said Skin Care Heaven’s spokesperson. “But there are so many factors which go into keeping our skin luminous and young looking all season long.”
Skin Care Heaven’s guide to having youthful looking skin this summer includes:

*DermaEarth Natural Anti-Aging Starter Skin Care Set: DermaEarth’s Peptidal Activating Serum, EnLighten Cell Brightening Serum, and SugarBerry Skin Resurfacing Cleanser are a great anti-aging shield. This natural skin care starter set helps get rid of sun spots, uneven pigmentation, fines lines, wrinkles and crows feet. It also helps prevent future premature skin aging.

*Obagi Hydrate: The natural ingredient, Hydromanil, is the secret behind this moisturizer along with shea and mango butter.

*Avene Thermal Spring Water: A European answer to boost facial moisture. It soothes, softens, calms, all skin care types and needs.

*Crystal Peel Microdermabrasion Exfoliating Soap Body Bar: Buffs away dull skin and clinically proven to help with stretch marks and cellulite

*Pure Fiji Body Butters and Lotions: Top of the line body moisturizing products that revive dry skin with select and aromatic ingredients such as exotic nuts, passion flower and soy protein.

*Mum + Bub Body Lotions and Ointments: For adults, children and babies, this gentle product line adds moisture to the body while repairing the skin with Australian pawpaw fruit and a light dose of vanilla.

*EltaMD Skincare UV CLEAR SPF 46: a light broad spectrum sunscreen great for sensitive and acne-prone skin. It calms, protects and soothes.

*Revaleskin Natural Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 25 Sunscreen: offers protection from free- radicals, hydrates and brightens skin tone. This featherweight product offers a slight tint to conceal facial blemishes.

“This range of skin care survival picks for the summer gives us all an option of which products meet our lifestyle and skin care needs,” said the spokesperson. “And while you are having fun in the sun, don’t forget to drink plenty of water to rehydrate from head to toe.” said the spokesperson.

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How to keep your hands looking gorgeous during summer vacation

Posted for Age SpotsAnti AgingBeautyHand careSkin CareSunscreen On June 24, 2013

One of the first signs of premature skin aging is on the hands. While many stay diligent on applying sunscreen, oftentimes than not the tops of the hands are forgotten.

While on summer vacation, don’t forget to give those hands a solar defense.

If hands are not part of the anti-aging skin regimen, then having them exposed to the sun will take its toll.

Skin Care Heaven, a skin care store and research center based in San Diego, offered some tips to help keep hands looking and staying young.

“Whether we are at the beach, poolside, taking a stroll outdoors, or even dining at an outdoor café, we have to apply sunscreen to the tops of our hands,” said the spokesperson from Skin Care Heaven. “If we forget to do this, this delicate
skin will dehydrate, wrinkles will appear and sun spots will begin to emerge.”

The spokesperson added that sunscreen on the hands has to be applied as frequently as on the body. Being extra cautious is a good thing.

“Just like facial products that reverse signs of skin care damage, there are a couple good ones out there that do the same for our hands,” she said. “The first is Jan Marini Age Intervention Hands and the other is Lierac Repair Mains.”

The perks to Jan Marini Age Intervention Hands are:

• Helps with the lessen appearance of sun-damaged hands
• Resurfaces and lightens
• Lessens age spots and freckles
• Rehydrates and smoothes out skin
• Full spectrum sunscreen

A glimpse into Lierac Repair Mains includes:

• Tones and firms skin
• Deep hydration
• Soft and supple hands
• Nourishes hands
• Strengthens nails

“Keeping one step ahead in your anti-aging skin care for your hands will make a world of difference,” said the spokesperson. “We can enjoy fun in the sun without sacrificing youthful and gorgeous looking hands.”

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Skin Care Tips For Summer Vacation

Posted for AcneAnti AgingBeautyEye Care & Eye Make UPLip CareMoisturizersnatural skin careOily Skinparaben free skin careSkin CareSkin Cleansers & Tonersstretch marksSunscreen On June 13, 2013

Summer vacation is here. And while it’s time for fun in the sun, keeping our skin nourished is extremely important.

Skin Care Heaven, a skin care store and skin research center based in San Diego, is serving up a summer vacation checklist to help make sure everyone’s skin stays healthy and gorgeous.

“Even though summer vacation is a time to relax, one thing we cannot relax on is our skin care regimen because we have to protect it from premature aging from the sun and keep it well hydrated,” the spokesperson at Skin Care Heaven said. “There are core products we don’t want to forget when we are traveling.”

This suitcase list includes:

Soap-free cleanser
Moisturizer
Broad spectrum sunscreen
• Lip balm with SPF protection
• A duo body and hand lotion
• Nighttime treatment(s)

“One really popular must-have for your getaway is the mini travel size Crystal Peel Microdermabrasion Exfoliating Soap Body Bar which buffs away dull skin for a more glowing and silky look in those summertime fashions,” she said. “This bar is also clinically proven to help with stretch marks and cellulite.”

For those who aren’t committed to a skin care manufacturer, summer vacation is a great time to pick up a travel skin care set. Not only is it light to pack, but it gives you the opportunity to test a new skin care regimen for a fraction of the cost.

“If you are flying to your destination, don’t forget to keep your lip balm, moisturizer and lotion on hand since air travel will dehydrate your skin,” she said. “And be sure you meet those carry-on 3.4 ounce TSA rules so you aren’t forced to leave your favorite products at the security checkpoint.”

With the right skin care arsenal, summer skin will look luminous and radiant.

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The best foundation for sensitive skin

Posted for AcneAnti AgingBeautyCosmeticsnatural skin careOily SkinSaleSkin CareSunscreen On May 8, 2013

Oxygenetix is netting much attention for creating a foundation for delicate skin types. Oxygenetix Oxgenating Foundation carries an array of hues which perfectly match any skin tone.

Skin Care Heaven, an online and onsite skin care store and research center in San Diego, has added Oxygenetix to its inventory. Skin Care Heaven is also celebrating its new addition by reducing its introductory price on Oxygenetix products.

“There are so many women out there who have sensitive skin for a variety of reasons and Oxygenetix is their foundation solution,” said Skin Care Heaven’s spokesperson.

What makes this foundation so special is how it promotes and stimulates cell growth.

Oxygenetix Oxgenating Foundation is breathable because of its Ceravitae formula which serves as a powerhouse oxygen complex which restores connective tissue and promotes collagen cell re-growth in both aging and skin challenges,” she shared. The spokesperson added, “By skin challenges I mean dry skin, psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, wounds, burns, rashes, and even following laser treatments.”
This specially formulated foundation, which has organically certified ingredients, heals and conceals. It’s hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, and has an SPF of 25.

Also water resistant, users of Oxygenetix Oxgenating Foundation have noticed the following skin care perks such as:

• More youthful appearance
• Even coverage
• Plumper and firmer skin
• Luminous glow

The Oxygenetix Oxgenating tints come in both yellow base and blue bases which allow for a more perfect match. Its tints include:

• Crème
• Beige
• Almond
• Tawny
• Honey
• Pearl
• Ivory
• Taupe
• Walnut
• Coco

“Our company is all about handpicking the best skin care products around,” said the spokesperson. “Our clientele have extra peace of mind knowing that we have done the homework for them.”

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Sunscreen skin saving tips

Posted for Anti AgingBeautyparaben free skin careSkin CareSun TanningSunscreenUncategorized On March 27, 2013

The weather is warming up which means we all need to be more mindful of daily sunscreen. Picking the right sunscreen is important to protect your skin from cancer and premature aging, but what’s even more important is what types of products are out there.

And Skin Care Heaven has the information that you need in making the right choices.

Sunscreen has come a long way. They are now featherweight, non-greasy, and come in fragrance and paraben-free. Also, some of these sunscreen manufacturers offer an anti-aging and a skin recovery enhancement in its ingredients.

A full top inventory list can be found here.

A couple of these picks include Nia 24 Sun Damage Protection SPF 30 and Dermalogica Age Smart Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 30 .

Remember, broad spectrum formulas (UVA and UVB protection) are important as well as these other ingredient options:

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

There is a flurry of skin safety tips when applying sunscreen. The most valuable is how sunscreen should be applied 15 to 30 minutes before going outside. And don’t be frugal with it – reports show we do not apply enough to protect our bodies.

Sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours. And after a swim or perspiring, do reapply immediately.

And before diving into some outdoor playtime, do check the product expiration date to ensure optimum skin protection.

Despite how powerful a product may be it is still always wise to find shade to give skin a break, wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses for extra anti-aging care.

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Springing into a new season of skin care

Posted for Anti AgingBeautyMoisturizersnatural skin careOily Skinparaben free skin careSkin Care On March 8, 2013

After a cold and windy winter, dead skin cells are giving many a dull and lackluster complexion. This is why so many people who care about the appearance of their skin renew themselves with a new springtime skin care routine.

The good news is that making a beeline for the nearest day spa isn’t necessary. Many skin care treatments can be done in the privacy of one’s own home making the process both convenient and affordable.

The three top skin springtime tips are the following:

• Exfoliate
• Hydrate
• Solar Defense

“The first important step to get your skin ready for springtime is to exfoliate,” said the spokesperson from Skin Care Heaven based in San Diego.

One product which offers two perks for the price of one is DermaEarth’s SugarBerry Skin Resurfacing Cleanser.

“This naturally scientific product is a facial cleanser which uses sweet sugar cane extract, lactic acid, tartaric acid, and malic acid to visibly improve facial skin texture,” she said. “While it thoroughly cleanses, it exfoliates with alpha-hydroxy acids.” This skin care line is paraben-free and void of any suspect ingredients making it a welcome for those who are into healthy skin care solutions.

Another great exfoliating product is Obagi Nu Derm Exfoderm Forte. Also containing alpha-hydroxyl, it supremely exfoliates dead skin cells revealing radiant skin. It also prepares the skin for other product penetration.

Following an exfoliating treatment, it’s important to hydrate the skin. A good moisturizer or serum should be applied both morning and evening. Once again, Obagi and DermaEarth deliver great results.

DermaEarth Peptidal Cell Activating Serum adds hydration, diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and improves age spot challenges,” said the spokesperson. “This product transforms wintry, tired skin to a luminous glow.”

The natural science behind DermaEarth products is a blend of high performing lab natural peptides and natural ingredients which are formulated with Rx grade technology.

“And Obagi Hydrate moisturizes skin by using the natural ingredient of Hydromanil extracted from tara seed, shea, mango, and avocado,” she said.

And springtime skin care would not be complete without sunscreen. Being skin safe with a solar defense is one of the most important things to do to prevent premature skin aging and skin cancer.

When purchasing a product, search for a broad spectrum sunscreen and one which is water resistant. Remember, reapplication of a sunscreen throughout the day is necessary to ensure protection.

“A couple favorites on our list include Doc Martin’s of Maui and EltaMD Skincare UV PURE SPF 47,” she said. “Each manufacturer has an array of sunscreen products to choose from and all are really great.”

These springtime tips are a surefire springboard into looking gorgeous with ease.

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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.

SUNSCREEN 101

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.

APPLICATION TIPS 

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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