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May 2009 Archives


May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and if you are into skincare as much as we are, you make protecting your skin priority #1. Excessive exposure to the sun is one of the main reasons for premature aging, but it is also the cause of more than 90% of skin cancer cases. The good news is that skin cancer is one of the more preventable types of cancer, so take a look at our top sun-protecting product picks (and one to help soothe skin after a day in the sun) that will keep you healthy and protected.


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Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral Powder SPF 45

We can’t help but get behind anything that makes protecting our skin simple and easy on-the-go. This transparent mineral powder, housed with a convenient brush applicator, works immediately to block out the sun’s harmful rays. It leaves our our faces shine-free and protected from sunburn and skin damage, no matter where we go. $30,





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Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist SPF 70

This spray-on sunscreen is easy to use and very kid friendly. We find it much easier to spray the kids down, rather than fuss with a lotion-style formula. They think it’s fun, too. The mist dries quickly, is waterproof, sweat-proof and even sprays upside down. $9.99,





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Clinique Sun SPF 30 Face Cream

This amazing face cream from Clinique offers sun protection that dries to a matte finish. If you are prone to breakouts, there’s no need to stress because this is oil-free and even sensitive skin friendly. $17.50,




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Murad Waterproof Sunblock SPF 30

This is one of our favorite sunscreens. Not only does it deliver maximum protection for our skin, but it smells fabulous (no “sunscreen” smell), fights off free-radicals, never leaves our skin super shiny (like other sunscreens sometimes do), and doesn’t clog our pores. Thank you Dr. Murad… $30,



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Oscar Blandi Sun-Shield Spray

Hair also needs to be protected from the sun, especially if it is color treated. Prevent color fade, or use as a styling aid, with this limited-edition spray, and let the “invisible shield” block out harmful UV rays. Formulated with Pro Vitamin B5 to strengthen, rich in vitamins A, D, and E to protect and avocado and jojoba oils to nourish, moisturize and condition hair. $20,



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Blistex Lip Tone SPF 15

Your lips are probably one area of your face you forget to protect, and wearing gloss or lipstick alone won’t give them protection unless it itself contains an SPF. Run this over your lips before applying you favorite lip color and you’ll not only create an even base for it to stick to, but you’ll also give no reason for the sun to cause any damage to your precious pout. $1.99,



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Korres Yoghurt Cooling Gel

Ideal after any day out in the sun, this ultra-cooling cream gel will provide its user with long-lasting freshness and comfort for the face and body. Yogurt, a natural source of lactose, proteins, and vitamins, hydrates the skin, instantly relieving excessive heat and stinging. Soothes sensitive skin too. $23.50,

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Looking for your perfect sunscreen? Sephora has you covered with their new Sun Safety Kit. This collection of skin-protecting products features every type of skincare you can think of. You’ll have no excuse for not wearing sunscreen everyday because this array of products will help you find your perfect match. Also, when you purchase this kit, you not only will be doing something good for yourself, but you will be giving back to help others: 100% of the net profits from the sales of this set will be donated to The Skin Cancer Foundation.

This set contains:

- 0.14 oz Murad Essential-C Eye Cream SPF 15

- 0.23 oz DDF Protect and Correct UV Moisturizer SPF 15

- 0.5 oz Jack Black Double Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20 

- 0.25 oz Peter Thomas Roth Max Sheer All Day Defense Lotion SPF 30

- 1.0 oz Anthony Logistics Facial Moisturizer SPF 15

- 0.1 oz Clarins UV Plus Day Screen High Protection SPF 40

- 0.34 oz Korres Watermelon Sunscreen Face Cream SPF 30

- 0.33 oz Cosmedicine Medi-matte Oil Control Lotion SPF 20

- 0.08 oz Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream SPF 55 PA+++

- 0.25 oz Ole Henriksen Herbal Day Cream SPF 15

- 0.4 oz Philosophy Hope in a Jar SPF 20 - 0.25 oz Smashbox Photo Finish UVA/UVB SPF

 15 - 0.01 oz Bare Escentuals BareMinerals Well-Rested for Eyes SPF 30


Packaged in an expandable, reusable beach bag. $22.50,

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If you’ve never tried an Essence of Beauty Soy Lotion Candle, hopefully after reading this, you’ll head out and get yourself one. Made from 100% pure oils to protect and soften skin, these sweet-smelling candles are designed to melt at just a few degrees higher than body temperature to produce a soothing, spa-like effect for the skin; use it as a skin-softening lotion or sensual massage oil. Available in Passion Flower, Purple Fields, Citrus Coconut and Pomegranate Apple scents. $9.99,

Last week, Cosmetic Executive Women, Inc. (CEW) held their annual award ceremony to honor the best in beauty, everything from moisturizer to mascara, and we were on the edge of our seats to find out what products would make the cut. These are our picks of products from the list of winners that we think you should consider adding to your beauty bag now.



avon anew clinical pro stretch mark smoother.jpgAvon Anew Clinical Professional Stretch Mark Smoother This break-through formula works to visibly reduce the appearance of stretch marks, as well as help prevent new ones from forming. The formulation is designed to help boost elastin and stimulate collagen; glycolic acid helps smooth the texture and even the tone and color of existing stretch marks. Through testing, over 90% of women show improvement in length, depth and visibility of stretch marks in eight weeks— we need to get this. $19.99,




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Fresh Fig Apricot Bath and Shower GelThis shower gel allows us to have a pampering experience while we get clean. The skin-loving formula nourishes with a blend of vitamins C & E, uses meadowfoam and evening primrose oils for hydration, and shea butter and borage seed oil for moisture. The luxurious scent of Turkish apricot, peach, fig and jasmine, doesn’t disappoint when it comes to the smell. $28, 



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Clinique Even Better Skin Tone Corrector If you are like us, desiring an even skintone is one of your biggest skin care issues.lightweight, layerable serum helps to create a noticeably even and clear complexion. Within four to six weeks, it measurably and visibly corrects, clarifies and evens skin tone. Over time, it even helps prevent new dark spots from forming. Get this for yourself and a friend. $39.50,




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Estee Lauder Time Zone Line and Wrinkle Reducing Moisturizer SPF 15 contains an industry first called Tri-Hyaluronic Acid Complex. This unique blend of three Hyaluronic Acid technologies work at multiple levels in the skin to help replenish, rebuild and sustain the ideal moist environment for more lineless, youthful looking skin. For us, anything that will hold off the signs of aging a little bit longer will always get a vote form us. $58,



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CoverGirl Simply Ageless Foundation is a first-of-its-kind anti-aging makeup that won’t settle into fine lines or wrinkles, but rather will leave skin with an amazing finish. With Olay Regenerist serum in the formula, we can’t help but love the idea of this multi-tasking makeup. The lightweight formula goes on sheer but is easily buildable for fuller coverage and contains SPF 22. $13.99,



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Aveeno Continuous Protection Sunblock Spray SPF 70 Wearing sunscreen everyday is important and this award-winner is the best at making application simple. Add to that it’s ability to deliver broad and photostable UVA/UVB protection, and you’ve got the best sunscreen on the market. This waterproof, no-rub formula is good for sensitive skin and everyday use. It also contains natural soy proteins, vitamins A and E, and antioxidants to help protect skin against environmental damage; convenient one-touch pump can spray at any angle. 10.99,

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It is our belief that a good skincare regimen will help us achieve and keep our most healthy, glowing complexion. But as we age, it just so happens that our skin doesn’t always cooperate like we’d prefer. So while we treat the dark spots, freckles and redness, we are happy to use products that help us fake perfect skin. With Redpoint Noc-Out Cover-Up Compact— a trio of different colored concealers that each work in its own way to cover up redness, eliminate the appearance of dark spots and freckles, or help disguise the look of dark circles around the eyes— we can give our skin the fabulous, flawless finish we desire. Use it alone on bare skin or after applying your foundation. $38,

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