12.31.2009

Prive Hair Care!!







Leave-In Treatment
Herbal Blend #24 delivers strength and protections in a nutrient-rich leave-in conditioning treatment. After conditioning, work a small amount into damp or dry hair. Do not rinse.






Intensive Mask
Herbal Blend #26 provides strength and nourishment in an intensive cream. Squeeze excess water from hair, emulsify masque between palms until colors turn slight green and apply from roots to ends. Leave in for five minutes and rinse. For a more intense treatment, wrap hair with cellophane and heat with blow dryer for fifteen minutes, then rinse.





Reparative Travel Kit
Take your sense of style to go with the Reparative Travel Kit.
Our Reparative Travel Kit includes one
2 oz. Reparative Shampoo,
2 oz. Reparative Conditioner, and
one Firm Hold Hair Spray
in a convenient, airport friendly tote.




Reparative Shampoo

Firm Hold Hair Spray

Reparative Conditioner



CONCEPT VERT





Concept Vert Shampoo
Herbal Blend #101
Enriched with Amazon acai and babassu oil, Prive CONCEPT VERT No. 101 rejuvenates hair with antioxidants and strengtheners as it gently nourishes and cleanses. This high yield formula expands into a rich, creamy foam leaving the hair feeling and looking shiny and healthy.
-Sulfate and Paraben free formula is incredibly luxurious
-Patented air powdered technology provides 2x as many washings compared to traditional shampoo
-Aluminum can may be returned to salon and then Prive Products for zero eco-footprint
-Sodium-free formula safe to use with any straightening system
-Color safe formula
Concept Vert Conditioner
Herbal Blend #102
Enriched with Amazon acai and babassu oil, Prive CONCEPT VERT No. 102 is a penetrating conditioner that rejuvenates hair with potent antioxidants and healing strengtheners. This nourishing, high-yield formula expands into a rich, creamy foam that leaves hair deeply conditioned and replenished.



These CONCEPT VERT products are my FAVORITE out of the bunch.
They are sooo hydrating and a LITTLE tiny amount goes such a long way!
CONCEPT VERT, highly recommended!
(Oprah loves it too!)


ZuZu Luxe: Bronzer and Clear Mascara Review



Inspired by the European spa tradition, the ZuZu Luxe luxury color cosmetics line blends soothing, clean all natural ingredients, such as spring water, herbs and vitamins as well as rare and exotic essential oils with sophisticated, fresh colors designed for women in the know.

Just like at the European spa, ZuZu Luxe will make your face look healthy and refreshed. The all-natural ingredients will help keep your skin free from breakouts.



The Mascara in Clear
Buy it HERE
$16.70

Clear Mascara conditions lashes to create a natural look or tame wild brows.

This gentle and non-irritating formula enriched with vitamins and herbal extracts will help protect each fragile eyelash and encourage maximum growth. The luxurious nylon brush is especially designed to add length while being clump proof and non-smudging. Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.
I like this clear mascara for my brows- it keeps them tamed, without making them feel dry and "crispy."



Mineral Bronzers
Buy them HERE
$28.30
Two shades of bronzer powders that create a warm summer glow with a touch of gold shimmer. The long-lasting formula keeps your skin looking sun kissed all day long.
Tip: Dust anywhere the sun might hit such as cheeks, nose and temples to achieve a natural glow. We suggest using our Powder Brush which is designed to flawlessly apply to the face as well as the body.
Shade: D-28
First of all, I love mineral bronzers that are in pressed form.
If you read my blog, you'll know I can't stand loose minerals.
Both bronzers are very similar, but D-28 (this one) is a bit lighter.
YAY! A non-orangey bronzer, something every woman (well, most women) dreams of!
It has a lovely sheen to it... no glitters or sparkles.



Shade: D-32 (a tad darker than D-28)
They literally glide on so smoothly... they are pigmented and high quality!
I recommend these for all-year-round, but especially in the winter. Our skin needs a more of a glow and this does the job!

It's very natural looking on the face, I can't say good enough things about these!

D-28 (left) and D-32 (right)

12.30.2009

Winter Skin Care Must Haves with SkinMedica!



SkinMedica's Philosophy

At SkinMedica®, we believe everyone deserves to have naturally radiant skin. That's why we've dedicated years of research to formulating advanced skin care products that rejuvenate skin.

Our entire aesthetic product line is based on the science of the skin's own healing abilities. As skin ages, elasticity decreases, lines appear and overall appearance is diminished. To counteract the effects of time, our skin care products contain restorative ingredients that work below the skin's surface to regenerate the health of the skin.

Our scientifically proven recovery compounds include essential ingredients ranging from vitamins C and E to retinol to NouriCel-MD®, our patented blend of growth factors, soluble collagen, antioxidants and matrix proteins. The impact is clear - fine lines are reduced, age spots and discoloration fade, and skin texture and elasticity is improved. All results of our commitment to creating a lifelong skin care solution for healthier skin.

I tried out each product, and I am thoroughly impressed!
Although they are pricey, they do what they say!!
Jennifer Aniston is a huge fan of the TNS Recovery Complex (something I am dying to try next)!
The Hydrating Complex added so much moisture to my skin. I applied it in the morning and when I washed my face at night, it didn't feel dry and tight (it kept the hydration locked into my skin).
The TNS Ceramide Treatment Cream is another love of mine. You can only get this through your physician, or you can click HERE to find a U.S. authorized SkinMedica Medical Practice.
The TNS Lip Plumping System is really unique; it's a two-step product that helps with the aging around the mouth as well as volumizing the lips! Also, the Lip Renewal really makes a wonderful lip primer!
The Retinol Complex really does exfoliate the dead skin. When I went to moisturize my face, it felt a little rough so I could tell that my dead skin was sloughing off (sounds gross but this is necessary, especially in the winter/cold months).



Hydrating Complex
appropriate for all skin types
Buy it HERE
1 oz. $80
This hyaluronic acid rich serum replenishes skin’s moisture reservoir and provides instant and long term hydration. Using this complex will enhance the benefits of your daily moisturizer.
Key Ingredients:
  • Betaine → Maintains moisture, water balance, and promotes collagen production through its nature as a glycine betaine, reducing and reversing the negative effects that dehydration stressors have on the skin.
  • Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol → A complex of three natural sugar compounds that have the ability to entrap free water molecules and stimulate the skin’s natural production of hyaluronic acid, while increasing ceramide production and skin’s water content.
  • Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid → A low molecular weight, low particle sized hyaluronic acid. Unlike normal hyaluronic acid, this material has the ability to penetrate the skin’s stratum corneum. Does not wash off, but rather remains in the skin to trap water and deliver enhanced moisture into the epidermis.
  • Sodium Hyaluronate → A derivative of hyaluronic acid that naturally occurs in the skin and is part of the intercellular matrix, the ground substance that fills in the spaces between cells and fibers. Has the ability to retain water on the surface of the skin which gives immediate smoothness to rough skin surfaces and significantly improves overall skin condition.
  • Vitamin B5 (Calcium Pantothenate, Pantethine, Panthenol) → Has hygroscopic properties, giving it the ability to attract water molecules from the surrounding environment through absorption or adsorption. The application of vitamin B5 may help to reduce water loss and prevent skin dehydration. Vitamin B5 is essential for normal epithelial function.
  • Wakame Kelp Extract (Undaria Pinnatifidia Extract)→ Rich in sodium, iron, potassium, calcium, and vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B12. A hyaluronidase inhibitor which prevents the breakdown of hyaluronic acid and an elastase inhibitor which prevents the breakdown of elastin.
Benefits:
  • Replenishes skin’s moisture reservoir
  • Stimulates natural production of hyaluronic acid
  • Protects the skin against degradation of hyaluronic acid and elastin
  • Helps to maintain firmness and elasticity
Directions:
Apply a single pump once or twice daily to face, neck, and décolletage before applying moisturizer.



TNS Ceramide Treatment Cream
for post-procedure skin
(not available for sale online- contact your physician)

Recommended uses:

  • Skin care after surgery or procedure
  • Dry skin care
  • Moisturizer
  • Facial skin care


This ceramide-rich treatment cream with NouriCel-MD® works to rapidly restore skin's moisture while soothing and hydrating post-procedure, dry and compromised skin. TNS Ceramide Treatment Cream also helps to hydrate and calm otherwise compromised skin.

Benefits:
  • Helps to promote cell renewal of post-procedure skin
  • Rapidly restores skin's moisture balance
  • Only facial moisturizer containing the dynamic blend of NouriCel-MD and Ceramide technology to assist post-procedure skin
  • Helps hydrate and calm skin
  • Strengthens skin’s natural moisture barrier
Key Ingredients:
  • Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media (NouriCel-MD) A physiologic combination of multiple growth factors, soluble collagen, antioxidants, interleukins, and matrix proteins found naturally in healthy skin.
  • Hydroxypropyl Bispalmitamide MEA (Ceramide) Skin barrier agent that promotes the intercellular lipid lamellar structure of the stratum corneum layer, improving skin care with emollient and moisture-retaining effects.
  • Palmitoyl Oligopeptide A synthetic tripeptide made more compatible with the human skin. Known to stimulate cell growth, matrix and connective tissues, helps to reduce depth, length and volume of wrinkles and increase skin thickness.
  • Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 Messenger molecules (matrikines) of cutaneous restructure and repair that activate the neosynthesis of the extracellular matrix and increase cell proliferation, providing a visible anti-wrinkle efficacy and are capable of regulating cell activities.



TNS Lip Plump System
Buy it HERE
$53

Recommended uses:

  • Lip plumping
  • Anti aging skin care
  • Lip moisturizer

The TNS LipPlump System restores lip fullness and volume within minutes and offers long-lasting anti aging benefits. The Lip Renewal has fast action lip smoothing and softening effects and improves lip texture and volume. The Lip Plumping action not only gives lips a fuller, more youthful look, it also enhances natural lip color.
Benefits of Lip Renewal:
  • Rapid - action skin smoothing and softening effect
  • Improves lip texture and condition
  • Increases lip volume
  • Better defines lip line
  • Reduces surface folds
Directions:
STEP 1: Lip Renewal
Twist the bottom until you hear two to three clicks. The product should then come out of the tip. Apply Lip Renewal directly on lips and around lip contour as needed to moisturize and plump the lips throughout the day.
Lip Renewal Key Ingredients:
Lip Renewal
  • Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media (NouriCel-MD®) → A physiologic combination of multiple growth factors, soluble collagen, antioxidants, interleukins, and matrix proteins found naturally in healthy skin.
  • Marine Filling Spheres (Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Atelocollagen, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate) → Dehydrated for greater cutaneous penetration, these spheres swell with water and rehydrate the tissues. When the spheres swell, they immediately smooth out the cutaneous surface and provide increased volume to skin's structure and diminish surface imperfections.
  • Hyaluronic Filling Spheres (Hyaluronic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate) → Dehydrated filling spheres penetrate into skin folds of varying depth and trap water in the superficial layers of the skin. The remarkable characteristic of hyaluronic acid is that it acts as a molecular sponge, enables the spheres to swell and exert pressure in the direction of the surface, resulting in a smooth effect on the skin.
  • Peptide Pal-GHK → a natural tripeptide that stimulates collagen and glycosaminoglycan (GAG) synthesis to moisturize lips and make them firmer, smoother and better defined.
  • Ceramide 3 → Ceramides are a key ingredient of the stratum corneum barrier lipids, along with cholesterol and essential fatty acids.

Benefits of Lip Plumper
Lip Plumper
  • Enhances natural lip color
  • Improves lip texture and condition
  • Gives lips a fuller, more youthful look
  • Increases lip volume
Directions:
STEP 2: Lip Plumper
Twist the bottom until you hear two to three clicks. The product should then come out of the tip. Following applications of Lip Renewal (Step 1) apply Lip Plumper (Step 2) to the lip area only, staying within your natural lip line. Mild tingling may occur within minutes and will subside. Can also be applied under or over lip color.
Lip Plumper Key Ingredients:
Lip Plumper
  • Benzyl Nicotinate (Niacin) → Imparts a warm, tingling effect on the skin by increasing microcirculation, which causes the skin to flush. The red flushing occurs due to increased blood flow to the skin, which enhances natural lip color.
  • Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil → Rich in essential fatty acids, soybean oil is used in cosmetics for its hydrating and conditioning properties. It is quickly absorbed by the skin and a significant amount remains on your skin even after washing.
  • Hydrogenated Polyisobutene → An excellent non-irritating, non-greasy emollient and moisturizing shine enhancer. Restores skin suppleness, prevents water loss (waterproofing agent), and serves as a pigment-dispersing agent.



Vitamin C + E Complex
for normal, dry, oily, combination, aging and sensitive skin
Buy it HERE
1 oz. $90

Recommended uses:

  • Proactive skin care
  • Anti aging skin care
  • Antioxidant skin care


Vitamin C+E Complex is a fragrance-free, concentrated facial skin care formula containing 15 percent stabilized vitamin C in water- and fat-soluble forms along with vitamin E in two different forms. Vitamins C and E work synergistically to provide and maintain extraordinary antioxidant protection. Especially recommended for natural skin care defense against exposed skin.

Benefits:
  • Improves natural skin tone, texture, and firmness
  • Slow-released formulation delivers vitamins C and E to skin throughout the day
  • Clinically proven to increase collagen production
  • Clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Directions:
Apply a single pump of Vitamin C+E Complex each morning to face, neck, and décolletage (the exposed skin between the neck and bust line) after cleansing, toning, and applying TNS Recovery Complex® and before moisturizing.
Key Ingredients:
  • Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C) → A water-soluble vitamin found in plants and produced synthetically that helps reduce the skin's inflammatory response to UV radiation. An antioxidant that improves skin and protects against future damage by promoting cell renewal and the synthesis of collagen.
  • Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate → A stable, lipid-soluble ester form of ascorbic acid, a free radical scavenger that fights aging symptoms in the skin while enhancing collagen production for firmer skin. Helps reduce hyperpigmentation and age spots.
  • Tocopheryl Acetate → A stabilized ester of vitamin E considered the most important antioxidant and free radical scavenger. Moisturizes the skin and improves smoothness.
  • Tocopherol → The oil-soluble, natural form of vitamin E that is one of the most active, natural free radical scavengers known. Helps to reduce scarring by interfering with free radical processes that increase scar formation.



Retinol Complex
for normal, dry, oily, combination, aging and sensitive skin
Buy it HERE
1 oz. $53

Recommended uses:

  • Anti aging skin care
  • Antioxidant skin care
  • Proactive skin care

Retinol Complex antioxidant skin care product employs three distinct vitamin-A derivatives to penetrate damaged and aging skin via a sustained-release delivery system. This process improves the appearance of fine lines, enhances skin texture, and accelerates exfoliation.
Benefits:
  • May help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, aging, and sun damaged skin
  • Enhances skin texture and accelerates exfoliation
  • Microsphere-encapsulated technology/tri-retinol complex speeds cell turnover, and provides antioxidant defense
Directions:
Apply a single pump of Retinol Complex each evening to face, neck, and décolletage after cleansing, toning, and applying TNS Recovery Complex® and before moisturizing.
Key Ingredients:
  • Retinyl Palmitate → An antioxidant form of retinol that helps increase epidermal thickness and stimulate epidermal proteins to keep skin soft and plump.
  • Retinol → The purest form of vitamin A. Vital for the formation of healthy skin cells, it regulates epidermal cell growth and development required for normal reproduction of basal cells. Helps smooth dry, thick, and rough skin.
  • Retinyl Acetate → Another form of vitamin A that helps restore cell integrity lost due to UV-ray and environmental exposure. Helps restore sun damaged skin.
  • Tocotrienols → The highly antioxidant isomers of vitamin E, found naturally in vegetable oils and cereals.
  • Tocopheryl Acetate → A stabilized ester of vitamin E considered the most important antioxidant and free radical scavenger. Moisturizes the skin and improves smoothness.