Skincare 101: Everything You Need to Know

 Choosing the right skincare products can be a tricky thing. Once you’ve settled on a regimen, you have to make sure you’re using your products in the right order, applying them at the right time of day, and treating your concerns effectively. It can be mind boggling simply navigating the skincare aisle at the drugstore! That’s why we’ve broken down the fine art of caring for your skin. Here’s everything you need to know.

 

Q: In what order should I use my skincare products?

It’s no good having a great collection of products if you aren’t applying them in the proper order. The first step is to remove all traces of dirt and debris with an effective cleanser formulated for your skin type. The goal is simply to start with a clean canvas. Make a commitment to exfoliate dry skin two to three times a week with a gentle scrub. Focus on those areas where clogged pores are most prominent, like your cheeks and nose.

Follow with a serum that’s packed with ingredients that target your skin’s unique needs. Formulas enriched with retinol’s and hyaluronic acids are designed to target aging, while nourishing oils lock in moisture for dry skin. Remember to pat your serum on—don’t rub. Next, pat eye cream on gently, taking care not to rub or tug the delicate skin in this area. Work your way from the outer corners of your eyes and down along the orbital bone. Then apply moisturizer. Your final step is sunscreen, which is essential if you’re headed outdoors.

 

Q: Can I use a face oil if I have oily skin? 

It may sound counterintuitive, but face oils are remarkably effective even on oily skin. They key is not to go overboard in your usage, and to stick with nourishing ingredients that help balance your skin. We like Peter Thomas Roth Oilless Oil 100% Purified Squalene ($23.99) for its gentle, non-comedogenic formula. If you find that most oils feel too heavy, look for a product specifically formulated as lightweight. You might also want to add just a drop to your nighttime moisturizer instead of slicking it onto your skin full throttle. Nighttime is definitely an important qualifier, too: your skin is less oily at night, so it’s best to apply your face oil right before you hit the sack.

 

Q: What’s the difference between a hydrator and a moisturizer?

Thought the terms are often used interchangeably, hydration and moisturization are two different concepts. Hydrators are designed to increase your skin’s water content, while moisturizers lock in moisture to prevent that water content from being lost. This is why it’s advisable to apply moisturizer to slightly damp skin—it’s the water that keeps skin hydrated, while the moisturizer seals that hydration and keeps skin soft and supple. For extra dry skin, we love Skinmedia HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator ($329.89) to really ramp up your skin’s ability to combat fine lines while maintaining a smoother, healthier complexion.

 

Q: How long should I wait before applying sunscreen?

 

You’ve slathered sunscreen all over your face and body about 20 minutes before heading outside. You’re good to go—for now, at least. Pay attention to your sunscreen’s SPF rating. That number indicates how much time you can safely spend in the sun before your skin starts to show signs of damage (like pinkness or redness). As a general rule of thumb, it’s a good idea to reapply sunscreen after two hours. If you’re using a water-resistant formula, note that their efficacy times may differ. So if you’re swimming or surfing, be sure to reapply as often as the packaging instructs. One of our favorite head-to-toe formulas is Avene Mineral Light Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+ for Face and Body ($24.99).

Get the Look for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is one of the most wonderful days of the year for beauty junkies. Whether or not you’re part of a duo, you’re guaranteed to fall in love with the fabulous selection of pretty pinks and reds at TheBeautyPlace.com. Shop for date night, for a special friend (Valentine’s Day can easily be GALentine’s Day for your BFFs!), or for your very special self, and enjoy these picks that are destined to make this Valentine’s Day the best yet.

Give the gift of perfect skin! The Clarisonic Mia 1 in Electric Pink ($97.79) is designed to reduce impurities that may contribute to troubled skin. With regular use, it diminishes the appearance of pores, helps eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, and smoothes the complexion to leave behind a more radiant finish. If you’re a little lazy about your skincare routine or know someone who is, this is the ultimate kick needed to get into the habit—and see real results quickly.

You’ve always been told not to brush wet hair, but things have changed with the advent of the Wet Brush Detangle in Punchy Pink ($7.99). Not only is it sure to be the cutest thing on your vanity, it’s also guaranteed to be one of the most useful. Use it to detangle wet or dry strands by simply running it through from your roots down. It’s designed specifically not to damage, and it won’t tug or break your strands. Instead, it makes hair even more manageable and easier to style. So you can rock that glam Valentine’s Day ‘do you’ve been envisioning.

When better than date night to sport flushed cheekbones? Achieve the look with Tigi Cosmetics Glow Blush in Brilliance ($15.99), a warm pink with a golden finish. The result is natural, colorful, and effortlessly pretty—it’s not unlike the glow you might experience after jogging around the neighborhood. In a pinch, you can even use this color on your eyelids to brighten up your entire look. The formula is light, but you can build it up easily for a more intense finish.

Wanted: A creamy lipstick with a stay-put formula that you can slick on and go. Found: Jane Iredale PureMoist Lipstick ($19.99), which ticks all of the boxes and goes well beyond expectation to deliver gorgeous results. It’s available in dozens of colors, but if you’re feeling especially festive you might want to try Margi, a brazen, no-fuss red that will probably turn a few heads. If you love the Valentine’s Day color spectrum but want to play it a bit safer, try Lucy, a soft, juicy pink that flatters nearly every skin tone.

The warm, alluring scent of vanilla adds the perfect finishing touch to your Valentine’s Day routine. At this time of year, a thick, nourishing moisturizer is practically law, and we think the Bliss Vanilla + Bergamot Body Butter ($21.69) is an essential that really stands up to the challenge. It delivers lasting hydration and is loaded with free radical-busting vitamins. It also exudes a light, pleasant scent that combines a hint of vanilla with sweet almond. It lingers but isn’t overpowering, and your skin will feel amazing.

 

Send Your Sweetheart Everything They Love!

Who doesn’t love to pamper and show their appreciation to their loved ones near and far. Sometimes getting your sweetheart that perfect something can be bit worrisome. But no need to stress, the editors at TheBeautyPlace.com have selected their top picks of the must have products this season.

FOR HIM

1.  Jack Black Core Collection Gift Pack   2. John Masters Organics Eucalyptus & Agave 2-in-1 Face Wash & Shave Foam 6 oz

3. Lock, Stock & Barrel Original Classic Wax 3.53 oz   4. PCA Skin Total Wash Face & Body Cleanser 7.2 oz

5.Johnny B Noon After Shave Spray 3.53 oz  6.TIGI B for Men Clean Up Shampoo & Conditioner Set 25.36 oz

FOR HER

 

1. Clarisonic Mia Fit Sonic Cleansing System- Pink 2. NEST Fragrances Classic Candle 8.1oz- Vanilla Orchid & Almond 

3. BeautyBlender Original + Mini Solid Cleanser Kit 4. Wet Brush Detangle Paddle 5. John Masters Organics Roll on

6. Bio Ionic GoldPro Speed Dryer 7. bareMinerals The Wish List READY Eyeshadow 12.0

Everything You Need to Combat Winter Beauty Woes

Winter has a nasty habit of wreaking havoc on the skin and the hair. Harsh, dry air, combined with low levels of humidity creates the perfect storm. Suddenly your hair is static, your skin feels like sandpaper, and your hands are coarse. Don’t let the season get away with it! Here are five essential products from TheBeautyPlace.com that are destined to improve how you feel from head to toe.

Dry strands require extreme moisture. Give your hair the TLC it deserves with TIGI Bed Head Urban Anti+dotes Recovery Shampoo and Conditioner ($28.99). The products are formulated with hyper-hydrating ingredients that infuse locks with deep hydration. After just one wash, you’ll notice a difference. For hair that feels coarse and looks lackluster, supplement your regimen with TIGI Bed Head Urban Anti+dotes Recovery Treatment Mask ($14.89) at least once a week. It’s ideal for repairing damage, and all products are safe to use on color-treated hair.

 

It’s not uncommon for skin to become flaky and irritated during winter. Combat this by overhauling your skincare lineup for the season. PCA Skin Dry Skin Relief Bar ($22.99) is a good starting point: it’s a mild cleanser that works best when it’s left on the skin for a couple of minutes. During this time, it sloughs off those unsightly flakes, softens dry spots, and leaves behind a smooth finish. Unlike other cleansers, it won’t strip your skin.

 

You probably have already noticed that your lightweight lotion isn’t quite doing the trick for your face during winter. Switch to a thicker emollient, like Avene Hydrance Optimale Rich Hydrating Cream ($25.99). Mild and gentle, it’s infused with shea butter and is suitable to use on even the most sensitive skin types. For best results, apply when skin is slightly damp to lock in moisture.

 

Ordinary hand creams just won’t do during winter, either. The best choice is a formula that contains ultra-moisturizing ingredients. Bliss High Intensity Hand Cream ($12.99) fits the bill with its rich consistency and deeply hydrating oils of macadamia and grapeseed. It sinks in quickly, so skin doesn’t feel tacky or greasy, and its effects linger even after you wash your hands.

 

Winter can also increase your skin’s sensitivity. Look for unscented moisturizers loaded with nourishing ingredients, such as John Masters Organics Bare Unscented Body Lotion ($14.99). With sea kelp, coconut oil, milk thistle, and white tea extract, it’s as much a treatment for parched skin as it is a basic hydrator. It absorbs quickly, and can even be used on the face in a pinch thanks to its non-greasy finish.

We are also having a winter beauty recovery sale, just is time to get everything you need to combat your beauty woes. Sale ends on 2/3/2017 11:59 PM EST.

 

The Must Have Products In Every Gym Bag

It’s a bit of a challenge to haul yourself to the gym before sunrise, but more often than not you get it done. What you do post-workout, though, is just as important as actually getting to the gym and completing your hardcore regimen. That’s because all that exercise has a tendency to do a number on your hair and skin. You don’t necessarily have to shower at the gym, but you should pack your gym bag with a few of these very essential items to take your workout game to the next level.

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No matter your hair type, you’ll probably have some sweat lingering on your scalp after your workout. Macadamia Professional Style Extend Dry Shampoo ($23.99) is a game-changer in the ever-burgeoning world of dry shampoos: it smells amazing, plumps hair up at the roots to provide some much-needed volume, and resists the usual powdery mess that is so typical of most of its counterparts. It contains hydrating argan and macadamia oils, both of which nourish your strands without weighing it down.

Those nightmare stories about breakouts that develop after a workout are no joke. Nip the problem in the bud by cleansing your skin with a powerful product, like Murad Clarifying Wipes ($15.99). They’re formulated to combat blemishes, remove dirt, sweat, and debris, and limit your skin’s excessive oil production. Swipe it over your face and neck after a workout to achieve an instantly fresh complexion.a274d5b420c9639472cd7a27e88fd0f0

To wear before, during, and after: Bliss Fabulips Glossy Balm ($11.99) absolutely nails it with an impressive formula that keeps lips continuously hydrated. It’s made with a hyper-moisturizing blend of shea butter and vitamin E, both of which deliver the goods on contact to leave your lips soft. There’s even a hint of mint to leave your breath smelling fresh. Dry air in the gym can really do a number on your lips in no time, so it’s a good idea to keep something like this on hand.

You don’t need to apply a full face of makeup after that fabulous workout session. Chances are you’re already sporting some pretty rosy cheeks, but if you want to boost your complexion while you’re running an after-gym errand, apply some Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain ($16.99) onto your cheekbones and call it a day. This is all you need to achieve that natural glow that mimics your skin’s innate beauty, and the twist-and-go formula is perfect for on-the-go touch ups.

Who actually wants to stow all of this stuff in an oversized gym bag and rummage around for it? What you need is a cute case to tote it in style, like this TIGI Cosmetics Bag ($1.99). An unbelievable deal, it’s sized just right for all of your essentials, and you can stick a few extras in there, too—think travel deodorant, hair ties, and a comb. P.S. Starting this week if you spend over $175 on SkinMedica Products you can receive a gift bag with four travel size SkinMedica products valued at over $105, that would be great additions to your gym bag. Just make sure to enter the code: FreshSkinM2 at check out.

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2017 Beauty Resolutions: Products to Help You Stay on Track

a320f0d81ecea4f176abea6b67004157As we welcome the new year, it’s time to put aside the bad habits—you know the ones—and replace them with some real, solid, actually-doable resolutions. When it comes to beauty, there are some places we all naturally tend to skimp: maybe it’s that little issue we have with removing makeup without fail every single night, or that kind of unsettling decision we make to let nail polish chip away on its own.

At TheBeautyPlace.com, we realize life gets in the way—which is why we’ve collated a few of our favorite products that will make it easy to make and keep your biggest beauty resolutions for 2017. Here is everything you need to stay on track!

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Resolution: Remove my makeup every night

Solution: Murad Clarifying Wipes, $15.99 or Jane Iredale Magic Mitt $13.99

How easy life would be if we could just wave a wand and watch the makeup magically disappear into thin air. The next best thing could be these wipes, which come 30 to a package and are infused with nourishing ingredients that do far more than justremove cosmetics, dirt, and debris. They also soak up excess oils and help normalize your skin. The more you use them, the clearer and brighter your complexion will look. With this added benefit, there’s no reason to skip this essential step any longer—your skin will look amazing by the end of the month!

 

Resolution: Keep my manicure fresh

Solution: OPI Euro Centrale Collection My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours, $7.99

The problem with manicures and pedicures is that they kind of don’t last forever. That’s unfortunate for those of us who are too busy to sit down and remove those last remnants of color, but actually pretty cool too because it allows you the opportunity to play around with so many different shades. Enter this nail color: a fiery, sexy hue that’s primarily red, yet injected with an orangey undertone that gives it a warmer feel. You can wear thisanywhere, at any time of year, and because it’s so dark you’ll want to remove the chipped bits as soon as possible. What better way to stay on top of your nail game?

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Resolution: Stop damaging my hair with heat

Solution: Style Sexy Hair 450 Headset Heat Defense Setting Spray, $9.99

There may have been a time when you resolved to completely eliminate heat styling products from your regimen. If you’re a slave to your blow dryer, though, or you can’t actually envision life without your flat iron, then you absolutely must make sure you’re protecting your hair before you use them. This setting spray keeps your hair safe from temperatures up to 450 degrees, so that you can freely dry or straighten without fear of damage, like breakage and brittleness. It also reduces frizz and adds a healthy, shiny finish, so your hair will look amazing all day long.

 

Resolution: Clean my makeup brushes

Solution: Jane Iredale Botanical Brush Cleaner, $13.99 or bareMinerals Quick Change Brush Cleaner 3.7 oz$15.99

One of the biggest beauty faux pas out there is something most of us are guilty of committing: not washing our makeup brushes regularly. It can be a difficult habit to settle into, primarily because it takes a bit of time for brushes to dry. Make this process just a little more convenient with this spray, which helps brushes dry more quickly. It contains extracts of grapefruit, plus seaweed conditioner, to soften synthetic or natural hairs and rinse away gunky buildup from your makeup. It’s free of parabens, too, so individuals with sensitive skin don’t have to worry about dealing with reactions.

3c5a8c0c5a8d4b4e19a3d35f4c10c79eResolution: Protect my skin from the sun

Solution: COOLA Eco-Lux Sport Continuous Spray SPF 30 ($30.99)

Not only is wearing sunscreen a smart habit, but it’s also potentially a life-saving one. Why risk the chance of developing premature wrinkles, age spots, or even skin cancer? This spray-on sunscreen makes application a breeze. It’s water resistant for up to 40 minutes, and is enriched with antioxidant-busting, organic ingredients that combat the signs of aging and drench skin with hydration. With additions like algae, cucumber, and strawberry, it’s not unlike a healthy cocktail for your skin. Even better is its refreshing citrus mimosa scent—it’s a crisp, summery, sweet fragrance everyone you’ll love to wear.

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Resolution: Make myself a priority

Solution: John Masters Organics Roll-On Fragrance, $19.99

Carving out some much-needed “me” time can be difficult when you’re bogged down with responsibilities of work, family, friends, and household. Even if you don’t have time to curl up with a good book, enjoy a lazy cup of tea, or take a nap, you can add some small details to your day to change your overall outlook. It’s the little things that count, after all, and applying some of this fragrance to your pulse points will serve as a reminder that you’re treating yourself to something special and indulgent. The Sultry Spice fragrance is a lovely blend of bourbon vanilla, orange, neroli, and cypress, yielding a warm, cozy scent that’s reminiscent of an embrace.

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Our Best Selling Products of 2016

It’s been a fabulous year of style and beauty, and we’re excited to present you with a list of the products that enjoyed the most buzz and star power. From makeup to skincare to body products, the best-selling products of the year offer something for everyone.

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One of the best ways to combat stubborn fine lines and wrinkles is with a product that not only attacks those visible signs of aging, but also improves skin tone and texture. NIA 24 Skin Strengthening Complex ($54.99) offers the solution: it’s a creamy treatment enriched with antioxidants like green tea and rosemary, while vitamin A helps improve skin’s elasticity. With regular use, skin feels firmer and smoother, looks clearer and brighter, and appears more youthful.

Dry, aging skin requires a double whammy—a potent product that does more than merely moisturize or reduce lines. Skinmedia HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator ($108.99) has the answer. This lightweight serum contains hyaluronic acid, which is formulated to reduce visible signs of aging while drenching parched skin with much-needed hydration.

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The modern woman demands convenience of her cosmetics—no challenging applicators, unwieldy bottles, or difficult contraptions with which to mess around. Enter Jane Iredale PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation ($27.99). The lightweight mineral product combines the coverage of foundation with the airy feel of powder and the heavy-duty prowess of concealer to result in the ultimate skin-coverage tool. It also contains SPF 20 to product your complexion from harmful ultraviolet rays.

Also in line with the most convenient products in the universe, the Jane Iredale In Touch Cream Blush ($17.99) is perfect for women on the go. But whether you toss it in your makeup bag, your travel case, or your desk drawer, you can count on it to brighten up a sallow complexion in mere seconds. It’s available in several flattering colors, boasts a lovely, buttery finish, and even smells amazing.

Sometimes what your skin really needs is a tinted moisturizer in lieu of a foundation. Elta MD UV Daily Tinted Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 ($19.99) provides a genius solution to a number of skin concerns. It’s enriched with hyaluronic acid to combat fine lines and wrinkles while improving hydration, and contains free radical-busting antioxidants. A light tint provides just the right amount of coverage.blog_image

When it comes to cult beauty products, Egyptian Magic Natural All Purpose Skin Cream ($26.99) outperforms them all. This multipurpose product lives up to its name—it’s truly the wonder tool in any woman’s beauty kit. It’s made with a hyper-moisturizing blend of beeswax, olive oil, honey, royal jelly, and bee pollen, all of which leave skin feeling softer and smoother than ever. It can even be used on flyaway hairs or as an aftershave, and it feels incredible on sensitive skin.

Let’s hear it for the boys, who catapulted Jack Black Turbo Wash Energizing Cleanser for Hair & Body ($21.99) to the top of this year’s best-selling men’s products list. The reviving blend includes notes of eucalyptus, rosemary, and juniper berry—it’s a refreshing scent that’s guaranteed to wake anyone up in a hurry! The formula is also softening, to leave skin feeling as great as it smells.

The BeautyBlender Two BB Clean set ($37.99) provides the perfect introduction to this now-iconic product. It includes two sponges and a cleanser, and it’s guaranteed to transform makeup application into the easiest process ever. That’s because the teardrop-shaped sponge navigates those tricky areas—like the corners of the nose and the inner eyes—like a pro. Forget about uneven foundation. This product does it all, and it’s earned all of the accolades for a good reason

Double Duty: Multiple Uses for Your Beauty Products

These days, we spend the majority of our time finding ways to save time. The fact is that time-saving solutions are a hot commodity. What better way to make the most of your early mornings – and maybe catch a few extra zzz’s – by using beauty products that pull double duty? Here are several products that work overtime, offering multiple uses and shaving minutes off your daily, often hectic routine.

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In a pinch, lipstick can double as blush – and a cream blush can also fill in for your lipstick, as needed. Then there are the genius products actually formulated to do both, like the Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain in Forever Pink ($17.79). Producing a soft, girlish flush, the flattering hue adds a kiss of color to your pout and brightens up even the most tired complexions in an instant. The creamy, water-resistant, long-lasting formula is a dream.jane-iredale-lip-cheek-stain

 

You reach for your shaving cream mid-shower, only to discover there’s barely a drop left. We’ve all been there – and we’ve all felt that desperately uncomfortable itch that occurs when we substitute soap for shaving cream. A better solution? Grab your hair conditioner. It’s rich, thick, and moisturizing, and it provides just the right slip to glide your razor over. Give TIGI Bed Head Elasticate Conditioner ($9.99) a try for its hydrating prowess. It’s as good to your skin as it is to your hair!

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Just as valuable as time are options. We love a product that doesn’t stop at just one – it goes above and beyond, offering a plethora of possibilities. The CHI Nano Digital Flat Iron ($99.98) is a genius example. Not only does it straighten locks to perfection, but it also serves as a curling iron. With a quick flick of your wrist, you can use the iron to create lush, voluminous curls or even tight ringlets.

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Sometimes you just don’t have the time or motivation to address every single inch of your face. Simplify your routine with a product like Glo Minerals Shimmer Brick in Gleam ($20.99). A multipurpose product that serves as a blush and highlighter, it instantly brightens up a sallow complexion, adds color to cheeks and even contours your face to add dimension.glo-minerals-shimmer-brick

 

Who hasn’t overslept and taken a frantic shower – or worse, skipped that morning shower altogether – just to get to the office in time? If you can squeeze in a quick rinse, make use of Anthony Logistics’ Invigorating Rush Hair and Body Wash ($24.99). It’s designed to clean and condition your hair and your skin, so you’re left completely soft from head to toe – without the need to use a whole bunch of products to achieve the same effect.097735d6e58f15edb101e22edd367bd2

Slopes vs Sand: Your Spring Break Beauty Tips Are In!

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Apply, Re-apply your Sunscreen – The sun is bright up on the mountain and it reflects off the powder. Don’t let sunburn or, even worse, sun poisoning ruin your Spring Break on the slopes. Pack a good sunscreen to protect … Continue reading 

FULLER LIPS

Photo from: glamradar.com

Photo from: glamradar.com

Kylie Jenner’s lips have been a popular topic in the Instagram world and beauty world. Plastic surgery or not, there is a makeup trick that allows your lips to look fuller and unlike the rule in kindergarten where you’re supposed to color inside the lines, this one requires coloring outside the lines.

The Essentials:

  • Concealer
  • Lip liner
  • Lipstick
  • Gloss (if desired)

Begin by using the concealer. Apply it to the center of your lips to brighten the area. This helps to make it look fuller. Apply it to the edge of your lip line and blend the top edges up onto your skin.

Use a freshly sharpened lip liner (your color of choice) and apply it right on top of your natural lip line but leave the center of the bottom lip without liner. Exaggerate the liner slightly by feathering the color in a bit.

Blend it all together using the preferred lipstick color. For better blending, it’s suggested to use a lip brush.

If you would like to use lip gloss, add a light-colored gloss that has hints of shimmer to the center of of your top and bottom lips.

All done! We suggest picking mauve colors like the color Kylie Jenner is wearing in the picture or mauve-like nudes. These shades help give the appearance of fuller lips with this concealer and lip liner tip.

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