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SUMMER BODY PREP TIPS FROM B. KAMINS

Posted by 05.17.13

Whether aiming for the smoothest of legs to show off flirty skirts and short shorts, or readying your body as a canvas for self-tanner, smooth and silky is a summer skin must.

B. Kamins, the excellent cosmeceutical brand from our neighbors to the north in Montreal, is, as I write, launching two new products to get skin warm weather ready.

B. Kamins Rice Body Polish ($26) is a creamy exfoliant so easy to use you’ll forget your are spending time on body prep. Apply in the shower or bath and massage gently with a circular motion, then rinse off. The gentle buffing will stimulate circulation for a healthy glow, dead skin will be removed, and fresh smooth skin revealed. It’s the perfe

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SAY HELLO TO HYALURONIC ACID

Posted by 09.08.12

Hyaluronic acid is one of those beauty stalwarts that has received a lot of press in the last decade as the key ingredient in many injectable fillers. Think Restylane®, Juvederm®, Perlane®, and Belotero®. But that’s not the only claim to fame for HA (as it’s familiarly called). Naturally occurring in humans and other living creatures, HA is a viscous, gooey substance that cushions joints, plays a key role in connective tissue and even sustains the shape of our eyeballs. Its biological properties and natural affinity with our bodies is what makes HA such a great filler. It’s also a readily used ingredient in topical beauty products including moisturizers and makeup. HA has the abili

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PITERA – SK-II’S MAGIC POTION

Posted by 01.23.12

Sometimes what old is new again. That’s why BITB would like to reintroduce our readers to the wonders of Pitera, a yeast derivative discovered in a Japanese saké brewery and the signature ingredient in the effective and lovely SK-II line of skincare.

The story behind Pitera is that about 30 years ago, a scientist noticed that the hands of people working at a saké brewery looked beautiful and young, despite their advanced age. This was the beginning of a scientific investigation that led to the discovery of Pitera.

A fusion of vitamins, amino acids, mineral and organic acids, Pitera helps skin rejuvenate surface cells, creating clearer and smoother skin with continued use.

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POMEGRANATE – The Skin Loving Fruit Sensation

Posted by 08.19.11

Pomegranates are a good source of vitamin B and C, and are rich in tannins and potent antioxidant phenols. They are also a fusion of pink and burgundy colors which make them pretty to look at. This little, funny looking fruit is considered a “superfood’ in natural circles and has made its way into the skincare hall of fame.  Current research on ingredients such as pomegranate, blueberries, goji berries and acai has shown that you can significantly reduce the impact of free radicals with the help of these powerful antioxidants, which is why we see pomegranate showing up in everything from shampoo to cleansing wipes.
Korres Pomegranate Scrub

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