Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Relax and Recharge

 Fall has arrived in NYC. I have been working so much that I decided to great my own spa oasis at home. I had used a new product named Bubalina. I decided to try the  Acai Berry Bath and Shower Gel, hand and body lotion and body scrub. This product is natural, organic, and rich with powerful antioxidants. The Acai Berry also contains amino acids that relax the muscles and allow for restful sleep. Bubalina Acai Berry Relaxing Body Butter Creme 6oz
They also have a body butter creme that is aboslutely delish! It smells wonderful and has quick absorbtion. I did find it to be very relaxing. Although my skin drinks everything up I would appreciate if they had like  a body oil. That would be wonderful and an excellent massage oil.(I'm just saying)
Bubalina Acai Berry Relaxing Hand and Body Lotion 8oz
The Bubalina line is extensive. They have Wild Pomegrante, Pink Grapfruit, CoCo Lime, Chocolat, Citron Rose......just to name a few. So if you don't have time to get to the Spa create your own oasis. These products can be purchased in The Look Boutique found in Duane Reade stores and of course online at http://skin-organics.com/catalog/.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Avene Skincare Products

This product did wonders for me. I have natural hair and with that being said I was pressing it and the comb fell on my shoulder. I immediately applied aloe and vitamin e. I get to work the next day and I was in pain because my bra strap was resting on top of the burn. Soooo, I go to the Avene shelf and pick up the cicalfate tester and apply it to the burn. Immediately the pain went away. It felt like the burn said aaaaaaaah!.  This restorative skin cream is great for many things. I refer it to clients that get burned(of course), have cracked skin, stitches and that also just had a tattoo done. Which by the way it allows the skin to restore and not lose the color of the tattoo and skips the peeling process.

Active Ingredients: Sucralfate- which heals restores and protects and Copper sulfate, Zinc sulfate
and Zinc oxide.
This product saved my eyes (Lol). I had a reaction to Duo eyelash adhesive. Which left my eyes irritated, inflammed and sore. Yet, i was still applying my eye makeup to hide that look but when I came home it would be torture to remove my eyeshadow. I had a sample micellar lotion that i received from the rep and it removed all the eyeshadow and immediately calmed my skin. Another moment when the effected area said aaaah!.

Active Ingredient: Hyaluronic acid, Chamomile and a gentle surfactant(cleanser).

This saved me during those HOT summer days when it was 100 degrees in NYC. I would mist this thermal water on my face and it would soothe, soften and calm my skin. It would also cool me off while I waiting for the train(uuughhhh). It also made my makeup last a little longer. While everyone was sweating bullets, I was cool and looked great.
This I recommend to anyone experiencing inflammation, itching, redness. After flying to rehydrate the skin, after exercise and shaving.

This entire line is formulated to moisturize and nourish your skin. Restore the radiance and your skin's natural balance. For more information please visit their website: http://www.aveneusa.com/

Disclaimer: All product reviews on Beautydivany1 remain unbiased and unpaid. For more information contact me at skincareluv.@aol.com

Monday, September 6, 2010

Lierac Morpho-Slim and Exfoliant Tonique

So I started today using my products from Lierac. The Morpho-Slim and Exfoliant Tonique. The aroma is delish! I began with the scrub which has a thick texture and it's seaweed green. I didnt expect it to be a color but it smells wonderful. It was smooth and instantly removed the dry skin I had on my legs. It rinsed off really well and i used the Morpho-slim while my skin was still damp(not wet). Wonderful smell also. Very light lotion but instantly the cellulite that i have on the back of my legs were smoothed out. I will be using it for the rest of the month.

Active Ingredients:
Polyethelene Microspheres

This also has 10% caffeine in it and i think that's great. The caffeine gets in and pulls the dimples which smooths out the dents in the skin. Again, this is only day one so I will keep you posted.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

SPF do you have some?

I don't how to stress the importance of coverage in this summer heat. I love the summer and look forward to mingling with the cool breezes , heat waves and frozen drinks! In the meantime our skin needs to be protected. The UVA rays cause wrinkles and fine lines and UVB rays cause burning. Men,women and children need to be protected from head to toe. Both UVB and UVA cause skin cancer in all shades. From paley pale to darkest dark. Ladies it can be worn under your make-up or all by itself. Even on an over cast day you should still apply a moisturizer with and SPF or a sunscreen. Enjoy the summer.

Monday, June 14, 2010

What is a Facial and What are its benefits?

A Facial:
This is a professional service designed to improve and rejevenate the skin. It helps to maintain the health of the skin and correct certain skin conditions. This process is done by deep cleansing, massage and the use of masks and other treatments.

Facial Benefits:

1. Deep cleanses the skin.
2. Exfoliates dead skin cells.
3. Increases blood circulation and detoxifies.
4. Relaxes the senses, nerves and facial muscles.
5. Stimulates the skin functions(like generating new skin cells) and metabolism.
6. Slows down premature aging.
7. Corrects or alleviates conditions such as dryness, oiliness or redness.
8. Helps clear up blemishes and minor acne. (very angry skin or bad acne should be under the supervision of a(n) dermatologist.
9. Softens wrinkles and aging lines.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

3 Steps to Healthy Skin

Step 1 : Cleanse

It's very important to cleanse your skin atleast twice a day. Morning and night. You want to dissolve dirt and left over makeup and unblock your pores.

Step 2 : Tone

This step is important for three reasons.
1. Removes residue left behind by cleansers.
2. It can help control oiliness.
3. It balances the PH(potential hydrogen- or acidity) in the skin back to a normal status.

Step 3 : Moisturize

EVERY SKIN TYPE NEEDS MOISTURE - (sorry, i wasn't yelling) It helps by sealing and protecting the barrier layer of the surface. Oily skin also needs hydration, otherwise the skin will have to overcompensate(kick it up a notch) and produce MORE oil.( Is that why so many people THINK they have oily skin...mmmmmmmmm)

Male Grooming.......So Sexy!

Men's skin care needs are just as important as a women's and I quote:
" First, we need to destroy the term "metrosexual" and the stigma around it. Grooming and looking good has been part of our culture for years. It's about time that men take pride in their appearance." - Fonzworth Bentley (Luv him!)
This 3-in-1 winning formula is designed for an all-over-haul - custom formulated to cleanse in one step and designed for all skin and hair types. Your face, body, hair and scalp are safe and sound with this smooth ride that is gentle enough to rev up every time you shower. With a fresh and clean aroma, Formule 1's light citrus lather washes away sweat and debris without stripping away the natural oils that keep your hair and skin healthy competitors in the race. Great for keeping in the gym bag, the office desk, the travel bag or your son's locker.