Some of Skincare’s Best Beauty Booty @SkynIceland @Aveeno @Arbonne @Vichy_USA

jennifer anniston for aveenoJennifer Anniston might still be most famous for “The Rachel,” the layered hairstyle every girl wanted, but she still has a youthful “girl next door” looks of her “Friends” TV show days.  And, she’s a brand ambassador for Aveeno.  I’d be willing to bet that when “Jen” gets ready to show off her toned, bikini body to the paparazzi, she slathers on Aveeno’s Protect + Hydrate Broad Spectrum SPF 30 lotion (Srp. $8.00  3 o.z).  This sweat and water resistant (up to 80 minutes) lotion doesn’t cost a fortune (and Jen can buy anything she wants), but but it has Aveeno’s Active Naturals  oat formula to reverse the dehydration the sun does to your skin, while it protects with actives of 3% avobenzone, 8% homosalate, 4% octisalate, 4% octocrylene and 5% oxybenzone. IT is also hypoallergenic, non-comedegenic.  The  3 oz, flip-top tube dispenses a rich (but not greasy) lotion that really protects your skin without being “ikky.”  Don’t forget to apply it to your ears, posterior neck, hands and the tops of feet as well as the rest of your body and fast, since these areas are often overlooked. Aveeno’s are the most overlooked places for sun protection. TIP: your scalp can get sunburned too. If you are going to be out in the sun for any length of time without a hat, consider spritzing Aveeno’s Hydrosport Wet Skin Spray Sunscreen SPF 30 on your part, to protect it.  aveeno ultra calming wipesTIP: When you’re ready to leave the beach or pool, towel off your makeup, cc and bb creams, and sunscreen, with Aveeno Ultra-Calming Makeup Wipes (Srp. $6.99 25/wipes). These gently remove dirt and makeup (even mascara) and travel so beautifully anywhere, with the re-sealable, soft-sided packaging. Find your favorite Aveeno products in drug and mass market retailers nationwide, or visit http://aveeno.com

 

skyn iceland arctic face mistFor a treat, try some products from Skyn Iceland, ready to cool you off and cleanse your skin. Skyn Iceland’s Arctic Face Mist  ($29.00 3.99 fl. oz.) is an instant pick me up for tired, hot, stressed, unhappy skin.  The pump bottle spritzes a cooling mist of natural mineral water with lots of good for your skin ingredients that begin to tingle, revitalizing you (and your skin).  There are anti-aging vitamins A, B, C and E plus the antioxidant thiotaine, yeast extract and cucumber water to calm irritated skin, and white willow bark (a naturally occurring form of salicylic acid,) to prevent breakouts. Thiotaine is a powerful natural antioxidant, that helps protect skin from stress- and free-radical damage,.Yeast extract and cucumber water to help calm irritation and tone skin. You can use this whenever you want, even over makeup, for “attitude adjustment” and a way to clear your head, while doing good things for your skin. It is also free of parabens, petroleum, phthalates, mineral oil, sulfates and dye. 100% vegetarian, cruelty-free and allergy tested. YAY! 
skyn iceland cleansing clothsThe Skyn Iceland Glacial Cleansing Cloths ($15.00 30/cloths) have something called a “Biospheric Complex ”  that cleanse and remove makeup, soothe, soften and revitalize skin, and help prevent breakouts, featuring coconut, oat and amino acid-based surfactants (for gentle cleansing); white willow bark ( a naturally occurring form of salicylic acid) to help deal with irritation and breakouts; Alpha bisabolol ( a derivative of super-potent German chamomile) to help soothe and calm irritated skin; cucumber and cornflower extracts (  help soothe, soften and tone); plus Icelandic kelp to fight inflammation. When you’re at the beach or pool, camping, traveling, or just too tired to deal with soap and water, rub sides of cloth together to create a rich, foaming lather and gently sweep across skin to feel clean and refreshed. I took a package with me when I was cleaning out my mother in law’s apartment and I was grimy, all day long.  Swipe one of these all over your face when you need a pick me up or to remove the day’s sweat, makeup, oil, and products. You’ll just feel better, immediately.
sklyn iceland cooling lotionFor more cooling on a hot day, make your moisturizer work harder for you. skyn ICELAND Antidote Quenching Daily Lotion with biospheric complex ($45.00 1.76 fl. oz.).  is a lightweight, minty-smelling, hydrating lotion for chronically stressed skin. What’s really “cool” about it (pun intended) is that  goes on with a cooling tingle to decongest, detoxify and stabilize skin. Too much caffeine, too little sleep. too much irritation, too many fried foods…these and more, show on your face. The products’ Bioactive Boosters include: Chapparral Extract ( refines skin texture and enhances radiance); Yeast Extract (moisturizes, soothes and helps calm inflamed skin); Meadow Sweet Extract (controls oiliness, tightens pores and clears skin); Butterfly Bush and Thyme Extracts ( help protect against the effects environmental pollution); Icelandic Kelp ( revitalizes and helps fight inflammation) and White Willow Bark soothes irritation, helps provide antibacterial protection and is a natural skin-soothing analgesic. I wish the pump bottle wasn’t glass, but it’s a small price to pay for a skin-loving soother.  It is particularly great for people who are prone to breakouts and have oily skin,  and for anyone as a pick-me-up before slathering on other products, it’s absolutely a treat!  Get yours in select online and  other retailers or visit  http://SkynIceland.com 
arbonne calm skinArbonne, continually impresses me. The products are not “drugstore” cheap, but for 37 years, this company has offered those who care,  products products that are vegan-certified and formulated without animal products, animal by- products, gluten, parabens, formaldehyde-donating preservatives, PABA and the following petroleum-based ingredients: Benzene, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Phthalates and Toluene. Arbonne is cruelty free and does not test any product on animals.   For those who want to use beauty products from companies that produce  good-for-your-skin products with ingredients that offer lots of effective results, including anti-aging properties, you can’t help but like Arbonne.
Recently, Arbonne launched a skin care line called “Calm Skin” specifically for those with sensitive skin.  If you suffer from super-sensitive skin, this is a new line you’re definitely going to want to know more about. The products are clinically-tested to provide hydration and reduce tightness, dryness and discomfort for those who suffer from sensitive skin.  The products include food grade ingredients. You can purchase full sized products, for for Summer travel,  I particularly like this Calm Travel Set ($25.00 — with any $150.00 Arbonne purchase) featuring travel sizes of Calm’s key products: Gentle Daily Moisturizer, Gentle Daily Cleanser, Soothing Facial Serum, and Soothing Eye Gel. They’re tucked into an attractive, green and silver-trimmed travel bag with two interior zippered mesh pockets. You can read more about the clinical study Arbonne presents on these products on The Arbonne web site, but in two days, 88% of those tested said their skin was calmer, soothed, and hydrated. In 7 days 100% of participants said Calm skin was one of the most gentle product systems they had ever used. provided cool, refreshing relief from tightness, dryness and overall discomfort.  Here’s more on the products:

Calm Gentle Daily Moisturizer –  The product is non-comedogenic and is a lightweight moisturizer that won’t leave an oily residue, good for both day and night.  Key ingredients: Cucumber, mallow, licorice, Japanese green tea. #8701; $36.00

Calm Gentle Daily Cleanser - An extra-gentle (but very effective), sulfate-free cleanser, formulated to gently remove makeup, oil and dirt, without irritating or over-drying the skin. Key ingredients: Cucumber, mallow, licorice, Japanese green tea.#8700; $24.00

Calm Soothing Facial Serum - This lightweight serum, with a moisture barrier soothing complex, absorbs quickly, penetrates, cools and soothes skin, locking in moisture and leaving the skin feeling hydrated and supple. This non-irritating, non-comedogenic serum helps improve the texture and appearance of the skin. Key ingredients: Cucumber, mallow, licorice, Japanese green tea. #8702; $45.00

Calm Soothing Eye Gel - This gentle, ophthalmologist-tested eye gel, packaged with a convenient roller ball applicator, feels instantly refreshing on the skin.  It also helpt o reduce the appearance of puffiness around the eyes, while it hydrates and smooths your delicate eye area.  Key ingredients: Cucumber, mallow, licorice, Japanese green tea. #8703; $30.00. Shop for Arbonne through one of their representatives, and/or visit the Arbonne Web Site: http://www.arbonne.com/

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Vichy Laboratoires”) is a premium brand of skincare, bodycare, make-up and anti-aging products owned byL’Oreal under their Active Cosmetics division and is sold exclusively in pharmacies and online. The products feature thermal spa water from the hot springs Vichy, France. Vichy is one of the biggest brands in the European skincare market and it’s getting quite popular in the United States, too.  The Advice Sisters like the Vichy ProEven Mineral BB Cream ($33,00), an impressive perfecting BB cream (beauty balm) with Vitamins C & E and Broad Spectrum UV protection with SPF 20 thanks to 8% titanium dioxide and 5% octinoxate.  Whether you’re in your 20′s and just want to protect your skin from the sun, or 50+ and wants beauty benefits that really work with the issues your skin has now, this product, rocks!  It blends nicely and stays put with natural coverage for about 12 hours, but it still lets skin breathe while it hydrates. The product conceals dark spots & imperfections and even skin tone, but it also hydrates. What a great multi-tasker!  You can wear it as is or under daily makeup for more coverage. In light or medium.  And while we’re talking about Vichy, you may want to know about the new and nifty technology in another product:  Neovadiol Gf Eye & Lip Contours ($47.00 .51 fl. oz. ) . It is inspired by 30 years of research on reconstructed skin, and  30 patents. PROTEIC GF + PRO-XYLANE (the former originates from the moth bean native to India, and the latter was a biotech product created by L’Oreal after 7 years of research). Together, these address skin structure and tissue reconstruction.  The Gel texture, enriched with shea butter,  makes skin look and feel better, while keeping it hydrated and soothed. This product addresses the most delicate areas affected by the signs of hormonal aging:   namely the skin around the eyes and lips. Use it to reduce/smooth out crows feet, bags, lip lines and more. The Vichy Eye & Lip Contours helps to iron out creases, plump and tightens skin, soothe, and refresh — and there’s a bit of an illuminating effect too.  For me, the best thing (after being a treatment) is that it helps keep makeup where it should be while it works as skincare..and I like the cool, silvery tip, too!   For more information visit:  http://www.vichyusa.com

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