CELEBRITY SPOTLIGHT: BET AWARDS – RIHANNA

At the 2015 BET Award, Rihanna stood out for many reasons, one being her upholding the bad girl reputation and previewing a taste of her “B**** Better Have My Money” music video. Ri Ri won us over with her perfectly glowing, bronzed look and sleek ponytail.  Her look was subtle and classy and we have the breakdown on how to #GETTHELOOK!

Slicked Back Ponytail:

Straighten your hair with a flat iron for super, sleek hair. Brush straightened hair back and tie into a ponytail with elastic. Use a small section of hair to wrap around the elastic. Finish off with an oil treatment to give the sleek look and to tame frizz and flyaways. We suggest Bio Ionic’s Agave Healing Oil Treatment. With its non-greasy, lightweight formula, it is ideal for all hair types.

Glowing, Bronzed Makeup Look:

Rihanna’s glowing skin looks #FLAWLESS. The secret? Mix in a few drops of a liquid bronzer with your foundation. It’s suggested to use a sponge applicator to apply the mixture to your face. Allow it to dry and create a subtle contour with just the bronzer. Apply it to your hairline, hallows of cheeks, jawline and on both sides of the nose. Set the face with translucent finishing powder. Can’t locate a liquid bronzer? Try Youngblood’s Mineral Radiance Moisture Tint. It glides on smoothly for a dewy finish leaving you with a glowing look.  Our favorite translucent powder at the moment is Glo Minerals Protecting Powder SPF 30. With double functionality, it can be worn with or without foundation.

For the nude lips, trace and fill in lips with a nude lip liner. Pick one with a matte finish. Then use a slightly lighter shade of nude lipstick to dab on center of the lips and feather outward. This will help lips appear fuller.

Rihanna’s brows were perfect. To fill them in properly, try brushing eyebrow hairs down to see where you need to fill in with a brow pencil. After filling in the gaps, even out the product by brushing hair back into place. Set brows with a clear brow gel so that it lasts all night.

Sultry eyes. There’s no other way to describe hers! She used bronze eyeshadow on the lids and shaped it with a liquid eyeliner. After applying the eye shadow, trace the upper lash line. Draw a straight line across and create a wing at the outer corner to avoid an almond-shaped curve.

Were there any other celebrity looks you wanted us to spotlight? #WeWantToKnow

Photo Credit: Getty Images for BET

Photo Credit: Getty Images for BET

AVOID TOXIC SUNSCREENS

sunscreenAs the summer sun continues to heat things up, UVA and UVB protection should be a priority. As the leading cause in skin cancer, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, UVA/UVB rays are extremely harmful.

According to Skin Cancer Foundation, the sun protection factor, or SPF, indicates the length of time it takes for UV rays to redden skin. For example, a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 will take 30 minutes longer to redden the skin. Sunscreens with SPF 15 protection screen 93% of the sun’s UVB rays; SPF 30 screens 97%; SPF 50 screens 98%.

The Environmental Working Group, a non-profit dedicated to protecting human health and the environment, identified some of the most harmful ingredients found in sunscreens in department store brands and drug store brands.

By sorting through the level of toxicity of FDA-approved ingredients commonly found in sunscreens, the EWG’s sunscreen guide noted Oxybenzone as one of the most toxic ingredients. With a skin penetration level of 1% to 9%, Oxybenzone interferes with the body’s hormone system.

The most important part of the guide? EWG’s approved brands that scored well in regards to chemical penetration from ingredients, skin allergies and other toxicity concerns.

Jan Marini, La Roche-Posay, Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare (formerly MD Skincare), NIA24 and Skinceuticals are all available on TheBeautyPlace.com at competitive prices.

Below are some of the best SPF picks that are EWG approved and TBP Editor approved:

La Roche Posay Anthelios 30 Cooling Water-Lotion Sunscreen

La Roche Posay Anthelios 50 Face Mineral Tinted Ultra-Light Sunscreen Fluid

SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50

SkinCeuticals Sport UV Defense SPF 50

NIA24 Sun Damage 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention UVA/UVB Sunscreen SPF 30

Have a question about your sunscreen? Let us know!

SUMMER SKIN CARE

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Can you feel the heat? In sunny south Florida, summer is going strong. Your summer skin care routine should be low maintenance.

Check out these summer skin care faves:

1. Bliss Fabulous Makeup Mel Gel-to-Oil Cleanser is a one-step cleanser. Use a small amount so it dissolves to oil once you begin massaging it in. Beauty Tip: Twice or three times a week, use this cleanser and then your regular face wash to hydrate and soften skin.

2. Murad Pore Reform Balancing Moisturizer SPF 15 is lightweight and helps control oil production. Apply onto clean, dry skin.

3. For days where extra SPF protection is needed, apply La Roche Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral Tinted Ultra-Light Sunscreen Fluid after moisturizing. With its light tint, you may even be able to skip foundation altogether!

4. Use foundations that double as SPF protection. Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Foundations have SPF 20 for protection while leaving a flawless, natural finish. P.S. It also helps fight signs of aging!

5. New to TheBeautyPlace.com is Glo Minerals Protecting Powder with SPF 30. Instead of redoing your makeup for sunscreen protection, this translucent powder helps reapply SPF protection with a sheer color leaving a youthful glow.

6. Since we can’t walk around with a portable misting fan, thermal spring water mists will have to do. We are loving Avene’s Thermal Spring Water mist.

Are there any products you can’t leave out of your summer skin care routine? Let us know!

ALL ABOARD: FLY SPA SESSIONS

facebookcover_allaboardWho says a spa can’t happen in the air?

Flying can be stressful, long and restless. It also isn’t an optimal environment for healthy skin.

  • No humidity
  • Recycled air
  • Fluctuating temperatures

The editors at TheBeautyPlace.com have found some of the ways to help your skin stay in optimal health, especially during the long haul flights. People won’t be able to tell you just landed!

Short Flight: 1 to 3 hours long

Early or late flight? Take this time to re-energize your eyes. When you’re settled in your seat, put on the Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Eye Mask.  Let the hydrating magic begin and leave it on for about 15 minutes before removing. Put on a cloth eye mask to cover them up as you wait.

Use a serum. Dr. Gross’ Clinical Concentrate Radiance Booster will leave your smooth and radiant and is great to combine with makeup!

Medium Flight: 4 to 8 hours long

Cleanse your skin when you’re able to move around the cabin. Dermalogica’s UltraCalming Kit has the perfect travel sizes. The UltraCalming Cleanser doesn’t require water to washed off and is gentle on skin. Massage on and wipe away with cotton pads or tissue paper.

Apply a moisturizing mask for the remainder of the flight. Coming soon to TheBeautyPlace.com is Avene’s Soothing Moisture Mask. It’s translucent and will be offering your skin nutrients for the remainder of your flight.

Red Eye Flight

Apply an overnight sleeping mask. We love Peter Thomas Roth Mega Rich Anti-Aging Sleeping Mask. You can tissue it off or apply a thin layer to leave on and rinse off when you land. You’ll look like you never missed a beat!

Have any in-flight tips? #WeWantToKnow

MEET THE BRAND: Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare

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Established in 2002 by Dr. Dennis Gross, the goal was to provide people with multi-tasking products that would transform the skin.

With its most popular item being the Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel, Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare eliminated the over-exfoliation of skin that would cause inflammation in patient’s skin. His revolutionary formula is gentle enough for daily use and is non-irritating.

Dr. Gross products help your skin with the following:

  • Dullness
  • Fights aging
  • Treats breakouts
  • Shrinks pores
  • Calms redness
  • Firms skin

Cleansers

All-in-One Cleanser with Toner is one of the top-selling cleansers in the Dr. Gross skincare line. Formulated with Witch Hazel, Vitamins A, C and E it tones, soothes and balances skin.

All-in-One Cleansing Foam is meant for skin types that experience breakouts. Like the Dr. Gross Cleanser, it cleanses, tones and removes makeup.

Botanical Cleansing Bar is for face and body that counteracts free radicals in the environment.

Treatments

Alpha Beta Peel is the famous 2-step peel that helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, dark spots for a brighter and clearer complexion.

Hydra-Pure Firming Eye Cream helps promote collagen growth while fighting free radicals.

Ferulic Acid & Retinol Brightening Solution is perfect for evening skin tone that may have pigmentation due blemish scars, hormonal changes, photo-aging, etc.

Clinical Concentrate Radiance Booster supports skin turnover for a radiant complexion.

Moisturizers

Ferulic + Retinol Anti-Aging Moisturizer helps strengthen’s skin ability to regenerate while fighting visible signs of aging.

Hydra-Pure Oil Free Moisture is a quickly absorbing moisturizer that protects and repairs with powerful antioxidants.

Alpha Beta Glotion for Body helps your skin look sunkissed, radiant and youthful.

Protection

Dark Spot Defense SPF 50 is a physical facial sunscreen that protects skin without using chemical filters.

Looking to recapture your youthful radiance? Try Dr. Gross today!

Available now at TheBeautyPlace.com

THEBEAUTYPLACE.COM PRESENTS: SUMMER CARE PACKAGE GIVEAWAY

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With summer in full swing, there are summer beauty essentials we all need to have.

Here at TheBeautyPlace.com, we have you covered.

Enter to win our Summer Care Package Giveaway!

HOW TO ENTER

1. Like us on Facebook

2. Comment on the Facebook contest image seen here answering the following question: What is your summer beauty essential?

3. Follow us on Instagram @thebeautyplace

4. Share Facebook image with friends

Contestants must enter by July 12th, 2015 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time.
The winner will be announced after 12 PM Eastern Standard Time on July 14th, 2015.

THE PRIZE

With items from Bliss, DermOrganic, La Roche Posay, Murad and Agadir there is a little something for everyone!

RULES 

Winner is responsible for contacting TheBeautyPlace.com with the shipping address to obtain the prize. Must redeem by July 17th,  2015 3 PM Eastern Standard Time. No purchase is necessary to win. Valid for U.S. entries only.

Good Luck!

SPOTTED: REVERSE SMOKEY EYE

Reverse Smokey EyeThis look doesn’t require dark liner. Instead , it’s a twist on the smokey eye we already love. We have already met the reverse smokey eye that switches it from the top lid to the bottom lid. The trend we spotted though inverts the smokey eye from the outer corners of the eye to the inner corners.

Create  a feline shape by drawing attention to the inner corners with the dark eyeshadow and the lighter shades applied on the outer corners.

We suggest it for a bold party look or night out!

Would you try this look? Let us know!

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MEET THE BRAND: Eau Thermale Avène

avene_blogNew to TheBeautyPlace.com 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!

Hyperpigmentation

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

Oily & Acne-Prone Skin

Post-Op Skin

Redness/Rosacea

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

See more Avène products at www.thebeautyplace.com.

Hair Week: TEXTURIZING SPRAY VS. DRY SHAMPOO

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This week at TheBeautyPlace.com 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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Product Spotlight: DERMALOGICA MULTIVITAMIN HAND & NAIL TREATMENT

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.

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, Blend with Solar Defense Booster SPF50.

SHOP NOW: Dermalogica Multivitamin Hand & Nail Treatment at TheBeautyPlace.com
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