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5 FOUNDATION FIXES FOR DRY SKIN

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Posted by 09.26.14

With the weather officially transitioning into the cooler Autumn temps, dry skin could be more problematic. These 5 new foundations have formulas that help smooth flaws, plump skin, and fight discoloration while leaving a luminous finish.

 

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Photo Credit: Nordstrom.com

Diorskin Star Fluid Foundation ($50) – This new brightening foundation treats mature skin with potent actives such as immortelle extract to smooth imperfections, paquerette extract to minimize pigmentation, and licorice extract to reduce redness, while hollow silica beads diffuse light for a more photo-ready complexion.

 

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Photo Credit: DolceGabbana.com

Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Reveal Lift Foundation ($72) – You can expect full coverage and a powerful anti-aging cocktail in this new liquid foundation. It contains gold flavo-silk tricomplex, containing gold silk sericin, Italian olive oil, and vitamin B3 to help restore moisture, plump skin, and smooth fine lines and wrinkles in as little as four weeks.

 

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Photo Credit: Beauty.com

Paul & Joe Moisturizing Fluid Foundation ($48) – Serum-like formulas are a good choice for dry, aging skin. This one leaves a soft powder finish and is super-hydrating with rosa canina fruit extract, orange flower extract, and camellia and orange oils.

 

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Photo Credit: LorealParisUsa.com

L’Oreal Visible Lift Blur Lift Foundation ($14.99) – This light formula is a mix of a blur cream and foundation that works to smooth over wrinkles, cover brown spots, and give skin a more uniform look.

 

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Photo Credit: NarsCosmetics.com

NARS All Day Luminous Powder Foundation ($48) – Powder formulas tend to be too matte for dry skin, but this new lightweight powder foundation can be applied wet or dry and offers buildable coverage for where you need it most. A light reflecting complex adds luminosity and a blend of 17 amino acids, antioxidants and marine fennel to help fight wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and boost cell renewal.


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OOH, LA, LA – SOTHYS PARIS MAKEUP ARRIVES STATESIDE

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Posted by 05.21.14

I’m always in awe of how French women have a certain je na sais quoi when it comes to their beauty routines. They just get it right with their radiant skin, natural-looking makeup, and undone hair.

It’s only fitting that SOTHYS Paris, which has been creating innovative skin care and professional treatments for over 60 years, has launched a new makeup collection. The line was created with the effortless Parisienne woman in mind and includes SOTHYS renowned anti-aging ingredients and luxe formulas. “Based on our knowledge of the spa market, we have created a well-edited collection that makes it easy for spas to offer the makeup items that women most often request.  These essentials help women of any age to create a timelessly chic French look,” said Corinne Smith, sales director of SOTHYS USA.

The elegant 20-product line feels great on skin and includes everything you need to get a flawless look that ranges from liquid foundations to an illuminating trio—a blush, bronzer, and highlighter in one—with prices from $18 to $49.

Sothy's Illuminating Trio2Makeup artist Anne Kohlhagen was on-hand for the special makeup preview and stressed the importance of prepping the skin and keeping the touch light. “This line particularly stands out for its treatment-based foundations and ultra-hydrating lipsticks. Rouge Doux goes on like a sheer stain for day, while full-coverage Rouge Intense is perfect for evening/bolder statement,” says Kohlhagen.

SOTHYS new makeup line is dedicated to the esthetician and is available at the SOTHYS Institute in New York City and will launch at partner spas starting in June.


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ANTI-AGING EXFOLIATiON WITH RADICAL SKINCARE

Posted by 04.12.14

I love coming across a brand that works really hard to deliver the most potent anti-aging ingredients while also keeping it effective for those with sensitive skin. Radical Skincare does just that. Founded in 2011 by Rachel and Liz Edlich, who have worked for over 20 years in the beauty industry creating skin care lines for celebrities and companies, Radical came about when these sisters started playing with formulas to tackle their own skin care woes and saw unbeatable results.

All of the seven core products (ranging from $49 to $190) are infused with the highest level of active ingredients and antioxidants such as green tea, acai, pomegranate, red wine extract, and coffeeberry.  Radical Skincare Age-Defying Exfoliating Pads ($75 for 60 pads) are brimming with AHA (alpha hydroxyl acid) and BHA (beta hydroxyl acid) fruit acids to de-gunk pores, brighten skin, and create healthy new skin cells. Each pre-soaked pad contains the brand’s signature Trylacel technology, which works to maintain anti-oxidant potency and deliver maximum results. Other ingredients include willowbark and salicylic acid to clean pores and reduce oil production, chamomile to soothe sensitive skin, malus domestica to protect from UV damage, and oslifit to immediately firm skin and smooth fine lines and wrinkles.  The company says that in two weeks there will be a 50 percent reduction of coarse crow’s feet.

I’ve been using these exfoliating pads after cleansing every for two weeks and notice that my skin is clearer, more even tone and my pores look less clogged, especially around my nose. My crow’s feet look smoother, too, and I don’t need to apply as much makeup.  Each pad has enough solution for the face and neck and you can even use them on other areas such as the décolletage or hands to brighten and shed dull skin.

Incorporate these age-defying exfoliating pads into your spring beauty routine and your skin too will look more radiant and smooth.


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