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Does a facial have to take forever? If that’s the case no one told that to the Dr Jart Pore Medic Derma at Home Peeling system. This two step, 3 minute mask and peel works in less time than it takes most people to schedule a facial over the phone. Step one has sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) base and is formulated to provide thermal heat to open pores and provide exfoliation. Step two uses lactic acid and salicylic acid to remove dead skin cells and help refine skin.

Dr Jart Pore Medic Derma at Home Peeling

The claim made by the manufacturers of Dr Jart Pore Medic Derma at Home Peeling is that skin will appear instantly brighter with a newly refined texture and that pores will look diminished and clearer, while dark spots and blemishes will be visibly reduced. From this claim you might be tempted to think that all this happens instantly. Not so. Here’s how it worked for me…Immediately following the peel my skin appeared more radiant and it felt very soft. After a about 3 weeks of once to twice weekly use, my forehead  spots began to fade. (I think it’s important to note that I used a 1% salicylic acid cleanser intermittently while using this product but didn’t use any other actives.)

Bottom line: I think Dr Jart Pore Medic Derma at Home Peeling is a good product to use twice weekly to maintain clear skin and/or address dullness and discoloration. It is safe for use on all skin types and  also helps to improve skin’s moisture, thereby making pores less visible. The fact that there are visible changes in the skin after a three minute mask and peel, makes this a winner in my book.

Dr Jart Pore Medic Derma at Home Peeling is available Sephora at retails for $42.

This post was written by Christene Carr. Find her on TwitterInstagramTumblrPinterest and her personal blog.

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Most skin care  products can take quite a long time to test out, and requires a good amount of patience to see results. Masks, on the other hand, are often a quick fix or instant pick-me-up and can be added into any skincare routine to address a specific concern. Here are 3 masks that any and all skin types can add to their regimen to help  give their skin a boost.

 Retexturizing Facial Mask

 REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal MaskDull, drab and lackluster skin, we have all been there. You want your skin to glow and often times the only way to do that is to exfoliate away the dead skin that is dragging it down. No amount of makeup can replace baby soft skin. That is why it is essential to have an exfoliating and/or retexturizing mask in your skin care arsenal. One of my regulars in this category is the REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask. I use it once every two weeks or once a week if needed, and the enzymes and acids help to remove all the dead skin and give a thorough exfoliation. What’s left is glowing, soft, smooth and radiant skin. No highlighter needed. Available at Nordstrom for $55.00.

Hydrating Facial Mask

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While I love a great anti-aging treatment as much as the next gal, I am a firm believer in the powers of water for the skin. Hydration is one of the best ways to keep the skin looking fresh, young, supple and bright. I try to incorporate as many hydrating products into my routine as possible, but my favorites are of course, the masks. Recently I’ve been loving the Amore Pacific Moisture Bound Sleeping Recovery Mask to apply before I go to bed.  It’s a super shot of hydration for my skin and I wake up with balanced skin that looks like I’ve had a facial. Available at Sephora for $60.00.

Pore Purifying Facial Mask

First Aid Beauty SkinRescue_RedClay_PurifyingMaskEven if you don’t have oily or acne prone skin, you still have pores. Adding a pore purifying facial mask will help to ensure they stay free from dirt and excess oil. I am a sucker for any type of peel off mask, and First Aid Beauty makes one of my favorites –the Skin Rescue Purifying Mask with Red Clay. This  facial mask helps to draw out impurities from the skin and eliminate clogged pores.  I use this once per week to help me maintain clearer skin. And my pores thank me. Available at Sephora for $30.00.

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What’s in a name?  Practically everything if you ask me!  So it should come as no surprise that my experience with any of Bliss’ products was just that – blissful.  As a long proponent of the Triple Oxygen Facial at the spas, I was thrilled to achieve that same glow in the comfort of my own home using the Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask.  Though I highly doubt my tiny, pre-war nyc apartment could impart the same feelings of comfort of a Bliss spa, but let’s go with it, shall we?  Touted as one of their signature menu items, the Triple Oxygen facial delivers oxygen to the skin “like a breath of fresh air”, and then combines vitamins and powerful enzymes – to achieve the noted results of invigorated and glowing skin.  The Instant Energizing Mask mimics many of the same properties as the facial delivering oxygen to the skin through its innovative Fluid02 technology and using Vitamin C and anti-oxidants to help erase free-radical damage and give the skin a lighter, tighter appearance.

The texture of the gel is lightweight and cooling.

 

As you apply to wet skin, it begins to foam.

 

After a few minutes, the foam should cover the skin. Rinse at this time.

The texture of the mask is a lightweight and cooling gel that is to be applied to a damp face.  Almost immediately as I began smoothing the gel onto my face, it began to foam up and produce a slight tingling sensation which felt more refreshing than alarming.  After the instructed 3-5 minutes, rinse off the remaining foam and skin is left feeling glowing and radiant.  For me, my skin immediately felt smoother, more toned and extremely well hydrated.  Any moisturizer that I followed with seemed to instantly melt right into my skin.  Suggested use is 1-2 times/wk, but I may have been engaging in mask-like behavior for as much as 3-4 times per week.  With results like this, who could blame me?  Finding one’s bliss is strictly personal.

The Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask is available at Sephora and the Bliss website, and retails for $54.00.

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Did you have an overindulgent holiday season? Ate too much, partied too hard, and neglected your skin care routine?

Get yourself back on track with Malin+Goetz Detox, a treatment mask for all skin types. The detoxifying formula contains oxygenating cleansing agents to provide a deep-cleansing experience. Malin+Goetz Detox also incorporates the power of complex amino acids and natural almond extracts to purify, clarify, balance and soothe. Potent Vitamins C, E, and soy protein work collectively to address the concerns of aging skin. For individuals suffering from extreme dryness, the mask does double duty to detox and act as an intense hydrator. But oily skin gals fret not….Malin+Goetz Detox Face Mask is a great night time treatment that helps control excessive oil build up.

Malin+Goetz Detox Face Mask ($40) is available at Barneys New York and www.malinandgoetz.com.

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Don’t we all secretly crave instant results when starting a new skin care regime? 
  1. USE ONCE.
  2. VIOLA. BRAND NEW FACE!!!
We apply our fancy new product du jour, grab the rosary beads, and hope/pray that the miracle serum, elixir, cream, etc. will correct all of our skin care woes!

With products like serums, eye creams, and topical acne treatments, you usually have to stay the course for a prescribed period of time before results are evident. But don’t ya just love a product that shows and proves after just one use? Yea, me too! I’ve recently discovered two products with major “one-use WOW factor”. Of course, I MUST share:



This targeted treatment is a multi-faced approach to combating acne. It contains one percent salicylic acid for mild exfoliation, willow bark extract to reduce sebum secretion and kaolin to absorb excess shine. Because blemished skin is sensitive, calendula, arnica and sage are added to tone and moisturize, while peppermint and eucalyptus provide antibacterial benefits.

My battle with adult acne is constant game of block and tackle. I have accepted that this is my skin care cross to bear. Having said that, its uber important that I maintain a solid regime that attacks my stubborn adult acne from many angles. This includes using an acne fighting cleanser, toner, day time topical treatment, night time topical treatment, and arsenal of masks.

Erno Laszlo Beta Mask is the latest to join my acne maintenance arsenal. This is a deeply penetrating detoxifying mask that works overtime to combat the excess oil and sebum that lurks beneath the surface. Over the years my skin has done exceptionally well with clay based masks. The Beta Mask not only manages my oily acne prone skin with the power of clay, it also uses salicylic acid to exfoliate and a host of powerful ingredients that calm, tone, and moisturize my fiercely frustrated acne-plagued skin.

Beta Mask is a bit on the pricey side. Sorry darlings, but I’m rarely concerned with cost when it comes to a product that WORKS! Beta Mask comes in a box of six packets for $48. So technically that means six applications for $48. But real talk – my stingy self can stretch one packet and use it at least four times. I gave a packet to a girlfriend (who RAVED nonstop about the benefits) and she too was able to use one packet multiple times.

So get on off that $48 and hook yourself up. I doubt you’ll regret it!





Get instant gratification for tired. lackluster skin with this all-in-one dermabrasion-peel treatment that improves clarity, renews tone, and immediately uncovers a smoother more radiant complexion. 

Instant Gratification promises the instant smoothing and radiance benefits of professional microdermabrasion and a 30% Glycolic Peel in just five minutes. I don’t know about you but, Instant Gratification pretty much had me at the mention of “30% Glycolic“. I am a HUGE fan of Glycolic Acid products. GA is great at gently exfoliating and reducing the appearance of discoloration, fine lines, and wrinkles. I swear by GA. I have a couple of cleansers, masks, and at-home treatments that contain this powerful HOLY GRAIL ingredient. 

I am as pleased as fizzy infused pomegranate punch to add Beta Mask and Instant Gratification to my skin care line up!

Are there products in your arsenal that offer instantaneous results? I want to hear all about it. Leave a comment :)
Impatiently yours,
Felicia

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    Don’t we all secretly crave instant results when starting a new skin care regime? 
    1. USE ONCE.
    2. VIOLA. BRAND NEW FACE!!!
    We apply our fancy new product du jour, grab the rosary beads, and hope/pray that the miracle serum, elixir, cream, etc. will correct all of our skin care woes!

    With products like serums, eye creams, and topical acne treatments, you usually have to stay the course for a prescribed period of time before results are evident. But don’t ya just love a product that shows and proves after just one use? Yea, me too! I’ve recently discovered two products with major “one-use WOW factor”. Of course, I MUST share:



    This targeted treatment is a multi-faced approach to combating acne. It contains one percent salicylic acid for mild exfoliation, willow bark extract to reduce sebum secretion and kaolin to absorb excess shine. Because blemished skin is sensitive, calendula, arnica and sage are added to tone and moisturize, while peppermint and eucalyptus provide antibacterial benefits.

    My battle with adult acne is constant game of block and tackle. I have accepted that this is my skin care cross to bear. Having said that, its uber important that I maintain a solid regime that attacks my stubborn adult acne from many angles. This includes using an acne fighting cleanser, toner, day time topical treatment, night time topical treatment, and arsenal of masks.

    Erno Laszlo Beta Mask is the latest to join my acne maintenance arsenal. This is a deeply penetrating detoxifying mask that works overtime to combat the excess oil and sebum that lurks beneath the surface. Over the years my skin has done exceptionally well with clay based masks. The Beta Mask not only manages my oily acne prone skin with the power of clay, it also uses salicylic acid to exfoliate and a host of powerful ingredients that calm, tone, and moisturize my fiercely frustrated acne-plagued skin.

    Beta Mask is a bit on the pricey side. Sorry darlings, but I’m rarely concerned with cost when it comes to a product that WORKS! Beta Mask comes in a box of six packets for $48. So technically that means six applications for $48. But real talk – my stingy self can stretch one packet and use it at least four times. I gave a packet to a girlfriend (who RAVED nonstop about the benefits) and she too was able to use one packet multiple times.

    So get on off that $48 and hook yourself up. I doubt you’ll regret it!





    Get instant gratification for tired. lackluster skin with this all-in-one dermabrasion-peel treatment that improves clarity, renews tone, and immediately uncovers a smoother more radiant complexion. 

    Instant Gratification promises the instant smoothing and radiance benefits of professional microdermabrasion and a 30% Glycolic Peel in just five minutes. I don’t know about you but, Instant Gratification pretty much had me at the mention of “30% Glycolic“. I am a HUGE fan of Glycolic Acid products. GA is great at gently exfoliating and reducing the appearance of discoloration, fine lines, and wrinkles. I swear by GA. I have a couple of cleansers, masks, and at-home treatments that contain this powerful HOLY GRAIL ingredient. 

    I am as pleased as fizzy infused pomegranate punch to add Beta Mask and Instant Gratification to my skin care line up!

    Are there products in your arsenal that offer instantaneous results? I want to hear all about it. Leave a comment :)
    Impatiently yours,
    Felicia

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    This winter we’ve talked a great deal about extreme facial dryness. I’ve covered various products and techniques available to help manage dry, flaky, stressed winter skin. If you’re still perfecting your winter skincare routine, ThisThatBeauty says, TRY THIS:

    Erno Laszlo Hydra-Therapy Skin Vitality Treatment is a deeply hydrating moisture mask, ideal for dry dull skin in need of a boost of intense hydration. This super rich treatment comforts and brings vitality to the skin.  Enriched with Allantoin, Hyrda-Therapy Skin Vitality Treatment plumps the skin to decrease the appearance of dry lines and wrinkles. 
    To prepare the mask, the pHase I liquid is mixed with the pHase II powder until a mousse-like consistency is achieved. The mask is then applied to the face in a thick layer. After 15-20 minutes of relaxation, the mask is removed and plump beautifully hydrated skin is revealed.
    Try Erno Laszlo Hydra-Therapy Skin Vitality Treatment for your regular hydration needs…or right before a big night out for lovely glowing skin!

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      This winter we’ve talked a great deal about extreme facial dryness. I’ve covered various products and techniques available to help manage dry, flaky, stressed winter skin. If you’re still perfecting your winter skincare routine, ThisThatBeauty says, TRY THIS:

      Erno Laszlo Hydra-Therapy Skin Vitality Treatment is a deeply hydrating moisture mask, ideal for dry dull skin in need of a boost of intense hydration. This super rich treatment comforts and brings vitality to the skin.  Enriched with Allantoin, Hyrda-Therapy Skin Vitality Treatment plumps the skin to decrease the appearance of dry lines and wrinkles. 
      To prepare the mask, the pHase I liquid is mixed with the pHase II powder until a mousse-like consistency is achieved. The mask is then applied to the face in a thick layer. After 15-20 minutes of relaxation, the mask is removed and plump beautifully hydrated skin is revealed.
      Try Erno Laszlo Hydra-Therapy Skin Vitality Treatment for your regular hydration needs…or right before a big night out for lovely glowing skin!

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