MEET THE BRAND: Eau Thermale Avène

avene_blogNew to is Eau Thermale Avène, an environmental conscious skin care brand that formulates products with ingredients that will work with your skin.

With the most popular product being the Thermal Spring Water, Avène products include spring water in its ingredients. Known to help soothe and soften skin, spring water is essential to the brand’s roots in dermatology and hydrotherapy. From normal to sensitive skin, Eau Thermale Avène has the product for you.

Aging skin is due to the cell renewal process slowing down and damage to supporting tissue by free radicals.

Extremely dry skin are signs of atopic skin or eczema. This type of skin is easily prone to irritation due to environment or food causing skin to become itchy and inflamed. Suggested products include:

This brand also takes a different approach to acne treatments. With their Clean-Ac products, it helps to restore the skin’s barrier without triggering breakouts. Acne treatments tend to dry skin as a side effect of undergoing treatment. Cleanse and moisturize with these products:

Dry and dehydrated skin need help restoring the skin’s barrier. Caused by many factors, dry skin lacks water and moisture and will appear dull and uneven. Soothe and restore skin with the following products:

  • Avène Gentle Milk Cleanser
  • Avène Rich Compensating Cream
  • Avène Hydrance Optimale Hydrating Serum

Hyperkeratosis is identified by rough, flaky and scaly skin that is a chronic lifelong condition with flare-ups and remission possibilities. With Avène Akérat products, the discomfort felt will be relieved and skin is left feeling smoother and comfortable after using products for a long period of time.

Other skin concerns? See below for suggested products!


  • Avène D-Pigment Light
  • Avène D-Pigment Rich

Oily & Acne-Prone Skin

Post-Op Skin


Hypersensitive Skin

Wounded Skin

Sensitive Skin

  • Avène MINERAL Light Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+ (Face and Body)
  • Avène Extremely Gentle Cleanser Lotion
  • Avène Skin Recovery Cream RICH

Which is your favorite Avène product? #WeWantToKnow

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texture hair

This week at we are dishing out hair hacks, tips, styles and more for all of our beautiful readers.

Texturizing sprays and dry shampoos are two hair products that are found behind the scenes during runway shows, movie sets, beauty salons and your bathroom. With similar functionality, it is hard to choose which one you should use.

Texturizing sprays are considered the hybrid between the sea salt sprays and dry shampoo. It is ideal for styling to create versatile styles without weighing hair down. Use for beach waves, second day hair, ponytails with texture, braids with texture – anything that may need more dimension. For a more voluminous look, spray it all over by lifting larger sections of hair and spraying throughout. You can also spray it in concentrated sections for better hold or a more defined style.

Dry shampoos are known as the hair refresher. Ideal in helping hair last longer in between washes, it helps remove oil from hair. It can help boost volume depending on how much product is used. Perk up hair by lifting hair in two inch sections and spray a light amount 10-12 inches away from your roots. Many dry shampoos may leave a dry powdery look – just blend. Use your fingertips to tousle your hair to make the powder blend into strands. Work a slim brush with bristles through your hair and you’re done!

Dry shampoos tend to help deodorize hair as well.

Texturizing sprays are great for styling but as it adds more product buildup, you may need to wash your sooner than if using dry shampoos.

Many products have become 2-in-1 adding texture and refreshing hair or refreshing hair and adding volume.

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45ca14711abaec3a26e2503fddad2d87Your hands and nails are the first thing felt when shaking hands, seen when talking expressively and animated with others and used everyday. As a result, they may dry more easily compared to other areas of the body and nails may become brittle or easily peel.

Part of Dermalogica’s AGE Smart system, this multivitamin hand and nail treatment is formulated with Grape Seed oil and soothing Algae Extract to help hydrate  hands and minimize nail peeling.

Meant for dry, damaged skin, it helps reduce signs of premature aging including hyperpigmentation. It is an intensive, non-greasy treatment that helps repair cuticle and skin damage.

For healthier hands and nails, this product is perfect.

Key Ingredients:

Pro-Vitamin B5 is widely known for its humectant abilities. It binds water to skin so hands are able to retain more moisture while helping to improve the skin barrier. With regular application, it increases softness and elasticity as well.

Vitamin A is a retinol that  helps in reducing signs of fine wrinkles and reverse signs of premature aging.

Vitamin E helps with neutralizing free radical damage from environmental stressors.65

Grape Seed Extract helps improve the overall appearance of skin by bonding with collagen.

Gingko Biloba Leaf Extract helps improve blood flow and prevent signs of aging.

How To Use:

Apply to hands and nails with a light massaging motion, following washing or as needed. For solar protection, Blendwith Solar Defense Booster SPF50.

SHOP NOW: Dermalogica Multivitamin Hand & Nail Treatment at


American Theatre Wing's 69th Annual Tony Awards - Arrivals Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez dominated, crushed, slayed (there’s not enough adjectives to emphasize this!) the 2015 Tony Awards Red Carpet on June 7th.

With a gorgeous Valentino navy gown embellished with gold and the old Hollywood glamour look made her the siren of the night. Typically rocking the red carpet with skintight gowns and ensembles, this look was new for the never-aging star.

Sporting  a new hair do, we loved the curls on her chic bob! To get shiny locks like J.Lo we suggest using DermOrganic Leave-in Spray Shine Argan Oil Therapy or Blow Pro Time To Shine 3D Illuminating Mist.

For her makeup look, her burgundy/berry lip was the center of attention while her smokey eye makeup accented it with gold and mauve tones. We suggest using Youngblood Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow Quad in Eternity.

With glowing skin, Lopez was elegant and alluring.

Were there any other celebrities that you loved that night? #WeWantToKnow!



Popular in the runways, the negative space mani is the equivalent to the cutout dress in the fashion world.

The mani doesn’t require a base color and gives the illusion of nail polish colors and designs floating against a bare nail bed. From linear styles to curved patterns, there is a design for anyone’s taste!negativespacemani


1. Apply a clear base coat and let it dry thoroughly.

2. Use nail tape to cover the areas you want to keep bare. Nail tape is great for creating designs as well for those inspired to try it out.

3. Paint over the nail in the desired color.

4. Let the polish dry and carefully peel off the nail tape.

5. Follow with a clear top coat.

Tip: Having a nail polish correcter pen handy can help clean up smudged polish around the nail bad and make your negative space designs more precise. Run it along any uneven spots to make the lines and curves crisper before applying the top coat.


2015 Father’s Day Gift Guide

fathersdaygiftguideWe may be the one stop beauty supply for cosmetic, skin and hair care needs for women but we have great products meant for men’s grooming.

For the “Clean Cut” Man. Tweezerman’s Facial Hair Scissors are meant for precise trimming.

For the “Stay At Work Late” Man. This caffeine formulated treatment gel helps reduce redness and puffiness while giving him a much needed wake up call.

For the Business Traveler. This essential traveler kit includes 5 products to cleanse, moisturize, shave and provide lip hydration.

Shop these and many more gifts for Dad here!

Want to make sure it arrives on time?

  • Order by 2 PM EST on June 16, 2015 for 3rd Business Day Delivery
  • Order by 2 PM EST on June 17, 2015 for 2nd Business Day Delivery
  • Order by 2 PM EST on June 18, 2015 for Next Business Day Delivery


ice-facialOne of our team members has a date tonight and when she woke up this morning she noticed a blemish. Specifically an underground pimple, just starting.

The horror!

Armed with products from and experience, she took immediate action. The result? The blemish has a shorter lifespan and reduced redness (and wonderfully hidden with makeup).

The product winner is SkinCeuticals Clarifying Clay Mask. Instead of applying it on your entire face, use it as a spot treatment on the blemishes. The magic number is 25 minutes before washing off.

Continue the spot treatment with ice. Keep ice on it for 1 minute. Remove for 5 minutes and reapply for 1 minute.

Finish off with an acne spot treatment.

Whatever you do, resist the urge to touch or squeeze the blemish. It will enlarge the swelling and worsen the redness.

Finish off with concealer and the remainder of your makeup application for a worry free day or night!

Any tips for other blemish concerns? #WeWantToKnow!

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