Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Give your Skin a 3 Day Glow with GlamGlow Tingling & Exfoliating Mud Mask!

A favorite of makeup artists, Glam Glow Tingling & Exfoliating Mud Mask is popular among many celebrities including Natalie Portman, Ryan Seacrest and Nina Dobrev.

"GLAMGLOW is an amazing rapid gentle exfoliant mud mask. Its mud base is dredged from Southern France, home to glamorous Cannes, St. Tropez and Monaco. Its moisturizing collagen synthesis is for both men and women and it revitalizes the user’s complexion for illuminating, brighter radiant skin instantly. TEAOXI® is GLAMGLOW’s continuous time-release, patent-pending technology. It delivers ‘Super-Squalene’ and ‘EGCG Super-Antioxidants’ direct into the mud from the real pieces of tea leaf contained in the mask. The product can be used a couple of times a week or simply when you need GLAM-tastic skin that starts glowing in 10 minutes or less."-GLAMGLOW

When applying I noticed this mask dries rather quick, so I applied it and layered more on.  I thought the tea leaf chunks were a little strange, but they are packed with Antioxidants and Polyphenols.  I would want them blended into the mask, so there are no chunks.  It did not itch or nor did I feel clastriphobic. I rinsed the mask off with warm water rubbing in a circular motion to exfoliate my skin.  This mask contains gentle pumice.

After using this mask, my skin was exceptionally soft, smooth and 5 minutes later I noticed my skin was in fact glowing!  The day after I used the mask, my skin was peeling a little.  A much needed exfoliation, this helped release congested areas on my face. My skin looks more even due to this exfoliation, glow and ingredients!  Day 3 and my skin still has a healthy glow!

  • Noticeable 3-Day glow from skin collagen synthesis.
  • Leaves skin brighter, smooth and soft. 
  • Exfoliates and evens out skin tone.
  • Diminishes fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Tightens skin and minimizes pores.
  • Absorbs impurities without removing skins natural oils.
  • Helps protect against free-radical damage.

Need To Know
  • Made for all skin types.
  • Natural & Vegan.
  • Full of antioxidants.
  • Cruelty Free
  • Contains TEAOXI time release technology (delivers squalene, EGCG Antoxidants & Polyphenols).
  • 99% Paraben free.
Available at Glam Glow, Fred Segal, Kitson, and W Hotel.

Product provided by Glam Glow.  This Review is my honest opinion.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Beauty Obsession of the Day: Maggie Gyllenhaal

 I chose Maggie, because I admire her work in film and the roles she plays.  She is a beautiful and talented woman!  "Ms. Pascal!"  I am a huge fan of Stranger than Fiction!  Her other films include, Secretary, Donnie Darko, Mona Lisa Smile, Sherrybaby and Nanny Mcphee & the Big Bang.  Blessed with fabulous skin and style by the way!

Say Goodbye to Hyperpigmentation & Melasma with Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel!

Created by Mesoestetic, Cosmelan has become the new breakthrough treatment for resistant hyperpigmentation.  Effective on Melasma, Brown Spots, Blotchy Skin, Hyperpigmentation, and preventing Hyperpigmentation post-laser/ post peel.  The  Professional treatment consists of 2 phases, followed by a maintenance cream (ensuring continued fading of discoloration and a luminous complexion) and follow up appointments with your dermatologist.

Phase 1:  Cosmelan 1 Mask is applied in office and left on skin for 4-10 hours depending on severity of Hyperpigmentation and skin color.  

Phase 2:  For at home maintenance Cosmelan 2, the mask is removed with Cosmelan Facial Gel Cleanser and followed by Hydra-vital Factor K Cream. 

Advantages of Cosmelan:
  • Skin is rejuvenated and brighter with lightening of brown spots in 1-4 weeks.
  • Effective on all types of Melasma.
  • Can be used any time of the year.
  • Safe for all skin complexions.
  • Formulated without Hydroquinone (a skin bleaching agent) and TCA (Trichloroacetic acid). 
  • Contains Azelaic acid (exfoliates & reduces pigmentation), Kojic Acid (lightener), Phytic Acid (lightening), Ascorbic Acid (slows free radical damage), Arbutin (lightener), and Titanium Dioxide (Physical SPF).
  • Minimal side effects (very light redness & flaking.)
  • Beneficial for acne by reducing oil gland production.
I am not promoting "skin bleaching".  This peel is for reversing hyperpigmentation to achieve a more even skin tone.  


    Sunday, January 15, 2012

    Beauty Obsession of the Day: Bambi Northwood Blythe

    When I first saw a photo of Bambi, I was extremely jealous.  Those of you that read my blog, know that I am obsessed with full eyebrows.  Bambi has the eyebrows I've always wanted. Jealous!

    Saturday, January 14, 2012

    Product Shout Out! Luminaze

    Correct dark spots, uneven skin tone and reveal a glowing complexion with Luminaze.  Luminaze breaks down melanin for faster fading of dark spots and a more even skin tone in just 7 days!  Clinically proven to be more effective then the leading prescription ingredient, hydroquinone.  Gentle enough to use twice a day, morning and night.

    Harvested from mushroom enzyme in the Swiss Alps, the creators of Luminaze noticed that bark surrounding the mushrooms  had lost their pigment.  The same enzyme breaks down the unwanted melanin in the skin safely and effectively.  A great solution for improving the appearance of hyperpigmentation!  Available at Luminaze 1oz. $120.

    Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Polyacrylate 13, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol Liquid Paraffin, Phenoxyethanol, Ligninase (extract of Phanerochaete chrysosporium), Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, veratryl alcohol, PEG-4 Laurate, PEG-4 Dilaurate, Citric Acid, PEG-4, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Hydrogen Peroxide.

    Eye Cream

    Kiehl's Line Reducing Eye Brightening Concentrate $41

    Eye cream should be introduced into your skin regime in your early 20's.  An eye cream should hydrate, prevent and correct fine lines & wrinkles, correct dark circles.  Dot around your eyes, not too close to eyes and lightly pat in a upward motion. Choose a product that is meant for sensitive skin, as it will be used near your eyes.

    Choose a tube or pump, not a jar. A jar risks contamination, whether using clean hands, loses its freshness and active ingredients become exposed to air, jeopardizing the effectiveness of the ingredients. Once the jar is opened, ingredients are exposed to air.  If you decide to purchase a jar, you may transfer the product into a airtight pump or use a toothpick to get product out.

    • A gel is perfect for oily, acneic, combination skin and a cream for normal, dry, aging skin. 
    • If you have dark circles look for a product with vitamin K, it strengthens capillary walls and helps diminish the appearance of abnormal capillaries. Antioxidants are beneficial to prevent aging and UV damage by fighting free radical activity. 
    • Free radicals form from environmental pollution, smoking, UV damage and poor diet. This activity creates signs of aging, fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, loss of elasticity and collagen. Common antioxidants include vitamin c, green tea, copper, vitamin e, vitamin a, alpha lipoic acid, coQ-10. Don't forget to wear SPF 30 everyday. 
    Control Corrective Collagen Eye Defense gel $32 

    Ole' Henriksen Truth is in the Eyes $65 @ Sephora
     Turn back the clock with Ole' Henriksen eye peel.

    Beauty Obsession of the Day: Diane Kruger

    Diane Kruger is effortlessly gorgeous to me AND she can act.  Gorgeous skin omg!  Catch her in Wicker Park, Troy, National Treasure, Inglorious Bastards, and Unknown.

    Review: Control Corrective Clear Med 5%

    A strong exfoliating gel that aids in reducing acne breakouts by exfoliating the intracellular cement that clogs the pores.  This gel has superior penetration and reduces inflammation.-Control Corrective

    Control Corrective Clear Med 5% kills acne bacteria on site, acne doesn't stand a chance with this product!  This yellowish cream goes to work immediately and only needs 5-10 minutes on skin to start.  Once your skin is used to the cream, you may use it up to a  hour-overnight.  Then you can apply once or twice a day. This solution can cause dryness and your skin will peel.  Peeling is not a bad thing, as it's allowing your pores to become unblocked.  For stubborn pustules I left on my skin overnight and there was a dramatic reduction in the size.  Keep in mind, my skin is oily.  The combination of benzoyl peroxide and sulfur worked well with my sensitive skin.  This has to be the best acne cream I have used.  It is very active and a quick solution for acne breakouts!  I suggest everyone try this for occasional breakouts to full blown acne, its that good. 
    • Contains 5% Benzoyl Peroxide to kill acne bacteria & 3% sulfur a anti-inflammatory.  
    • Apply cream and leave on or recommended time.  Rinse with white, wet wash cloth.
    Active Ingredients: Benzoyl Peroxide 5%, Sulfur 3%. Other Ingredients: Deionized Water, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hydroxide.

    Available at  Meridian Day Spa
    2.5 oz.
    5/5    A Lady J Favorite

    Gorgeous Skin! Arlenis Sosa

    Friday, January 13, 2012

    Product Shout Out! Bobbi Brown Face Touch Up Stick

    Great for on the go touch ups, Bobbi Brown touch up stick conceals imperfections, acne scars, blemishes and redness.  Awarded InStyle Best Beauty Buy in 2011, this concealer/foundation is a great find at $23.  I personally love Bobbi Brown cosmetics, because her foundation and concealer are yellow based.  This makes for a more natural look.  I apply where I need coverage and PAT in & blend with my fingers.  Bobbi Brown is the ONLY cosmetic line that carries a shade (golden) that almost perfectly matches my skin tone!  Powder is a must to set this product.
     .08 oz $23 available at Nordstrom & Bobbi Brown.
    • Creamy full coverage formula.
    • Suitable for cheeks, chin, nose and forehead.  
    • Great for normal & combination skin types.

    A Lady J Favorite
    Not a sponsored post. 

      Product Shout Out! Ole Henriksen Enlighten Me Skin Tone Corrector

      Turn splotchy, lifeless skin into a even and luminous complexion. Apply to clean skin, moisturize, protect with SPF 30.  $48 1oz available at Sephora & Ole' Henriksen.
      • Contains lightening ingredients Lactic acid, Mulberry extract, THC, Vitamin C.
      • Stimulates collagen, cell renewal and provides gentle exfoliation.
      • Contains lemon extract as a astringent.
      • Safe for all skin types.

      This is not a sponsored post.

      Product Shout Out! Mario Badescu Whitening Mask

      A hydrating mask for hyperpigmentation!  This mask brightens uneven skintone and decreases the appearance of acne marks. Suitable for sensitive skin and acne erupted skin.  Available at Ulta & Mario Badescu.

      • Contains natural skin lightening ingredients, Kojic acid, Mulberry and Licorice root. 
      • Does not contain AHA/BHA making it suitable for sensitive skin and inflamed skin.

      Not a sponsored post.

      I love me some FULL Brows!