Category Archives: Favorite Skincare Products

New! Deep Pore Cleansing System

mature duoNew to Star Brows and on double Rewards now through August 2016!

If you’re like me you want bright, clear, and ageless skin. I have a secret, it’s massage. Simple right?  I’ve been talking about and using Cleansing Oils for about 20 years now and it never gets old! These oils make a great vehicle for the massage and cleansing process at home or during a Facial! Tu’el pairs the Oils by skin-type with Herbal Toners. Here are some questions about the process I’ve had over the years:

 

  • I’ve always been told not to touch my face, and if I do, gently.                                                   “Touch your face and go deep, every night! It stimulates blood flow, relaxes underlying muscles, reduces puffiness, clears sinuses, and exfoliates the skin. (Acne skin is an exception, you’ll want to do more of an acupressure type massage so you don’t over stimulate the skin but still address the underlying systems.) “
  • My skin is acne prone, oil feels icky on my skin, and seems to make me break out.         “There is truth to this, however your skin is steeped in oil so it’s not a bad thing to cleanse with an oil designed for acneic skin. Also, oil is accepted into the pores easily because of the familiarity so a deep cleansing is possible. The pores can lock down when introduced to harsh, sudsy cleansers.”
  • Can’t I use any oil?                                                                                                                                  “Yup! I like Tu’el Deep Pore Cleansing System because it addresses different skin types, uses appropriate essential oils for each type, and has an herbal Toner that breaks the Cleansing Oil down afterward.

See you at the Spa!

Linda Ruberto aka Brow Boss

Skin Serums – October Product Feature 2015

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HYDRATE SUPER SERUM

moisture gel

hydrate. strengthen. heal.

GIVE YOUR SKIN A TALL GLASS OF WATER.
Formulated with professional-grade Sodium Hyaluronate, a superior hydrator that penetrates deep into your skin to support collagen and elastin where wrinkles form. Able to maintain and attract 1000 times its weight in water, its hydrating properties leave skin smoother, more supple and youthful. Hydrate XS 1000 is formulated to be used under your day and night moisturizer.

key ingredients

Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer – humectant, moisturizes between tissues of the skin
Sodium Hyaluronate – humectant, deeply moisturizes
Green Tea – antioxidant, free radical fighter, repairs, strengthens

for all skin types

C POWER VITAMIN C SERUM

antioxidant skin brightener

brighten. stimulate. protect.

HAVE NO FEAR, FREE RADICAL FIGHTER IS HERE.
Tu’eL C Power is rich in Vitamin C, Lactic Acid, Malic Acid and Green Tea. This powerful combination works at a molecular
level to deliver antioxidants into the skin, improve firmness and suppress hyper-pigmentation. Superoxide Dismutase, L-Tyrosine and Panthenol help reduce fine lines and strengthen skin.
Up, up and away!

key ingredients

Malic Acid – tones, tightens, brightens, stimulates collagen
Lactic Acid – exfoliant, smoothes, refreshes, brightens
Chelated Vitamin C – stabalized for maximum delivery, antioxidant, stimulates collagen and elastin
Green Tea – antioxidant, free radical fighter, repairs, strengthens
Vitamin B5 – conditions, heals, moisturizes, Panthenol

for all skin types

ABSORB MATTIFYING SERUM

all skin types

mattify. control. hydrate.

DEAR SHINEY FACE, PLEASE GO AWAY.
Get real deal oil control and a shine-free face with Tu’eL Absorb. Powered with natural plant extracts of Burnet, Cinnamon, Ginger and Green Tea to control oil, inhibit breakouts, and leave your
skin looking fresh and matte all day. Absorb is designed to be used under your Tu’eL Daily Protect Oil Free. Works perfect under make-up leaving you red carpet ready all day.

key ingredients

Burnet – pore minimizing, astringent, reduces oil
Cinnamon – refreshes, anti-bacterial
Ginger – anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, tones, smoothes
Sodium Hyaluronate – humectant, deeply moisturizes
Green Tea – antioxidant, free radical fighter, repairs, strengthens

for all skin types

U TURN FIRMING PEPTIDE SERUM

advanced anti aging treatment

strengthen. firm. reverse.

DRIVING 80 IN THE FAST LANE AND HEADING STRAIGHT TOWARD WRINKLETOWN?
Hit the brakes, flip a U TURN and head back to to the City of Youth. Let this powerful combination of peptides, plant extracts and vitamins firm, tighten, and steer your skin in the right direction.
U TURN OK – WRINKLES SLOW DOWN

key ingredients

Tripeptide-3 – wrinkle reducer
Hexapeptide-3 – prevents the formation of lines and wrinkles
Bisobolol – calms, soothes, anti-inflammatory
Vitamin C – antioxidant, stimulates collagen and elastin
Flax – nourishes, soothes
Aloe – stimulates cell growth in damaged skin, soothes

for all skin types

My skin has taken a beating here on the Central Coast this  summer! I’ve chosen skin serums as the Product Feature (with Double Rewards) this month because now that the days are getting cooler I’m in the mood to hydrate, nourish, and renew my skin. I’d love to help you do the same!
See you at the spa
Linda “Brow Boss” Ruberto

7 Rules of Layering Your Skincare Products

skin-care-product-layeringBefore we dive-in to skincare product layering tips remember this: DON’T strip your skin of it’s lipid barrier function and healthy PH when you wash it, that will make everything you do afterward a big.fat.waste of time (check out my favorite cleansers)!

1. Start light. Serums—the thinnest products—go first, because a) that just makes sense and b) they deliver active ingredients into the skin most efficiently. Pick two or three serums that each treat one of your skincare health concerns: wrinkles/fine lines, acneic or oily (Power Peel Glycolic Gel, Clear It), water or oil-dry (Hydrate Super Serum), sensitive/irritable to calm redness (Calm Down ).

2. Add an antioxidant. Vitamin C is one ingredient every skin type needs. It brightens, protects against sun damage, and promotes collagen production (C Power Vitamin C Serum).

3. Take a coffee break. If you give each product a minute to dry, it won’t pill. I flow my skincare in with the rest of my morning routine. For example, I put on a product, have coffee, then put on a second product, then brush my teeth.

4. Lock it down. Moisturizer is key to any layering routine because it seals serums on your skin, which can make them more effective (Atmosphere Protection Cream).

5. Know when to go in reverse. If your sensitive skin reddens at the thought of using even one treatment product, try putting on a simple, fragrance-free moisturizer first and then serums on top. The cream will reduce the potency of the serums but they’ll also be less likely to cause irritation.

6. Add an oil. In small doses, oils make skin radiant. Put them on dry areas after creams—as a rule, oils can penetrate moisturizers, but not vice versa. Skip the oil if you’re wearing more than two serums under your moisturizer (Botanical Booster).

7. Don’t forget protection. Sunscreen is your last step in the morning. It sits on top of your skin, so if it goes on first, it prevents other ingredients from penetrating (Oil-Free Daily Protect).

See you at the spa!

Springtime Skincare Product Feature – April 2015

sea mineral mist“I love Springtime! It’s a great time to brighten and freshen your tired, dull, winter skin!!

For this month’s skincare Product Feature I’ve chosen three of my favorite products. And remember, you’ll get 20% back in service Enhancements!” xo Linda

Sea Minerals Mist

SKIN TYPES: Normal, Combo, Sun-damaged Skin

An ideal delivery system for healing nutrients and antioxidants, Sea Minerals promotes skin’s natural ability to absorb moisture and oxygenate. USDA certified organic Patagonian seaweed extracts and Dead Sea Crystals provide a thorough therapeutic mineral treatment. Helps restore mineral balance to sun-damaged skin and reduces redness, tightness and inflammation. A quick spritz helps seal makeup against humidity. Store in fridge for a refreshing after-sun elixir.

 

sea vitaminSea Vitamin Boost

SKIN TYPES: All skin types

This refreshing spray delivers immediate hydration to dry, sun-damaged skin. A potent blend of Pomegranate and Red Wine Extracts gives this moisturizing mist its beautiful rosy color and accounts for its powerful anti-aging effects on skin. Organic Patagonian Gigartina algae stimulates cell renewal while hydrating, soothing, and protecting your skin.

USDA Certified Organic Gigartina Algae bolsters immune response while hydrating, soothing, and protecting the skin. It also has been found effective for skin ailments such as psoriasis, eczema, and herpes. Pomegranate Extract has been shown to boost collagen production and even out skintone. Red Wine Extract, loaded with resveratrol, protects skin from cellular damage and contains anti-viral and anti-fungal properties.

brightening serumSKIN TYPES: All skin types

This ultra-lightweight serum contains vitamin-rich Indian Gooseberry, Cumin, Japanese Mutsuake Mushroom Extract and Organic Patagonian Seaweed to prevent age spots and hyper-pigmentation, while gently and safely brightening and improving skin tone. Bearberry Leaf Extract mutes skin discoloration and scarring.

An exotic blend of Japanese matsutake mushroom, organic Patagonian seaweed, anti-oxidants, vitamins and botanical oils help to brighten and even out skin tone. Bearberry Leaf is a natural skin lightener that works by actively inhibiting skin’s melanin production. It has been proven to be highly effective for lightening age spots, freckles, sun spots, Melasma, and blotchy skin tone for a more uniform, brighter complexion. It even works to help fade scars from blemishes and skin discoloration which may result from hormonal conditions or sun exposure.

Body Care Kit – March Product Feature

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travel kit

BODY CARE KIT

exfoliate. tone. soften.

This month’s product feature was just launched at Eva’s Esthetics, and we ordered it right away so we could double your Rewards and make it a great time to give it a try!

Includes: 2 oz Green Clean Body Wash, 2 oz Triple Splash Body Tonic, and 2 oz Botanical Blast Body Lotion.

“The Green Clean  has been my favorite body wash for years! With pine, to heal, hydrate, and energize; bladderwrack, (sea minerals) to firm, balance, and detoxify; and glycolic acid, to exfoliate, tone, tighten, and brighten.
Triple Splash always goes on my body after I shower or bathe. It’s like a drink of water for your skin. “The Hydrate” for the body. It contains sodium hyaluronate which deeply moisturizes, eucalyptus for congestion, with an antiseptic action, as well as hydrolyzed proteins to firm, nourish, and tone.
Botanical Blast is new to Star Brows. It boasts 15 cold-pressed plant extracts, is essential oil – rich and packed with vitamins to heal and nourish the skin. It gets 5 stars from me!”
See you at the spa!
xo Linda “Brow Boss” Ruberto
 

 

 

Triple Splash & Botanical Blast – Product Feature October 2014

October Product FeatureHEALTHY, YOUTHFUL SKIN DOESN’T STOP AT THE NECKLINE!

Now is a great time to start restoring your skin from fun in the sun, and prepare it for a long, dry, winter.

Your body needs hydration as much as your face does. Triple Splash is a unique liquid that uses Sodium Hyaluronate to provide superior hydration and lock in moisture. Eucalyptus Oil and Hydrolyzed Protein Solution are added to help tone, firm, and strengthen. Increase the effectiveness of any lotion to improve your skin’s overall health and appearance.

Botanical Blast is an ultra-rich body lotion that provides maximum moisture and leaves your skin feeling soft, nourished, and conditioned. A unique infused botanical water with 15 cold-pressed plant extracts, natural emollients, vitamins, and pure essential oils instantly improves, protects, and prevents dryness. Refresh your body and energize your mind with this one-of-a-kind antioxidant-rich lotion.

And look who made an appearance in October’s issue of DERMASCOPE Magazine — our popular Botanical Blast Ultra Rich Body Lotion.

 

If you’re new to Star Brows, you may not know about The Product Feature or Rewards yet. To put it simply, 10% of all your product purchases, all the time, go toward free Service Enhancements, like Raindrop Therapy, Lash Tint, Chemical Peels, or Star Massage.

When a product is the Monthly Feature, however, you’ll get 20% back in Rewards!

See you at the spa!

Organic Gigartina Algae & Beauty Bath Kit: Product Feature August 2013

Hi! It’s Kelli, bringing you this month’s Product Feature: Gigartina Beauty Bath (large size pictured here) Kelli June, Skincare Specialistis a soothing therapeutic soak to soften the skin, relax the body, and ease the mind. It is paired with certified USDA organic and hand harvested seaweed to make this month’s special offer!

gigartinaWhy do we love OSEA’s Gigartina Algae and Beauty Bath Kit?

  • OSEA’s algae is cultivated in one of the purest parts of our ocean: the waters off the coast of Patagonia. The current that moves the sea water through this area helps create some of the most nutrient-rich algae on our planet. The outcome is an extremely hydrating and healing organic seaweed that stimulates cell regeneration.
  • The second reason is because OSEA’s ultra soothing and therapeutic Beauty Bath mixture helps soften the skin, relax the body, and ease the mind. When combined with the Gigartina Algae, the mix serves up a little slice of heavenly bliss.
  • For those lucky enough to have a bath, I highly recommend setting aside some time for yourself to enjoy a long soak. If you’re like me and don’t have a bath, create a steamy foot soak or a sea foam envelopment! Take a capful of the powder and mix it in a jar with hot water and then rub on your body with the Gigartina Seaweed.
  • You can also do a hair and scalp treatment overnight with the sea foam and/or seaweed gel.
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Give back to your skin while racking up double Rewards this August. Your skin will look and feel better than it did at the beginning of summer! Available now at Star Brows.
See you at the spa!

Felicia’s Fabulous Finds – Absorb by Tu’el

Welcome guest blogger Kayla Felicia Gardener!

As a person who has long battled oily, acne-prone skin, oil control has been one of my biggest concerns in skin care. Whether its oil-free face primers, blotting sheets, setting powders, matte (powder and liquid) foundation, or even oil-controlling setting sprays, I have literally tried it all. But as you may imagine, the more I try to control oil, the more my body creates and overcompensates for it once the oil is finally gone with super dry flaky skin. So it’s a balancing act, to moisturize so that my skin healthy and glow-y, but also control the oil without over-drying.

This is where Linda at Star Brows came in with a great suggestion for me (as well as all those who suffer from oily skin) from Tu’el, called Absorb. This amazing facial serum, when applied before moisturizer and sunscreen, finally answers the call! Thanks to the amazing science of Sodium Hyaluronate, which is able to hold 1000 times its weight in water, the skin is kept moisturized without having to produce more oil! It also contains cinnamon extract, which helps clear any breakouts, and green tea extract, which reduces the appearance of redness.

Since I began using Absorb about two weeks ago, I have not once had to use a blotting sheet on my face, or even touch up with powder. Before, my makeup almost always seemed to slide right off my face by the end of the day, but thanks to Absorb I haven’t even had to think about it! This amazing serum works better than any facial primer I’ve ever used, beating out big department store brands, and that’s just one of its perks!

I use Absorb morning and night before my moisturizer (as I usually go to bed with a night cream but wake up super oily) and just let it soak in for a minute. It always leaves my skin feeling incredibly soft and of course, oil free! So if you’re looking for a spa-like experience every day, with fewer touch-ups and no more oily shine, Absorb from Tu’el is a no-brainier!

Watch for other fabulous finds by Felicia.

See you at the spa!

Essential Oils – September Product Feature 2012

This month’s Product Features are OSEA and Tu’el essential oils. As anyone who has had a service at Star Brows knows, we use essential oils in every single service we do! They are truly essential to the spa experience, and I believe irreplaceable in a personal-care routine.

An essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aromatic compounds from plants. My favorite application is for the facial skin, and there is one for every skin type and condition.

The oils have many benefits, and each oil has different attributes. Our collection is targeted to skin types, but they are also relaxing, detoxifying, sleep-inducing, and generally tonic for the entire body. Once applied to the facial skin, they actually enter the bloodstream and go to work throughout the body.

The Tu’el lineup of essential oil synergy blends for each skin type are explained in detail here. New to our family of essential oils are the OSEA blends:

Essential Corrective Complex is a pure blend of essential oils that create a disinfecting, absorbent treatment to rapidly heal blemishes.

Essential Hydrating Oil is a 30% blend of pure essential oils that provides deep hydration, working to reduce the appearance of fine lines.

If you’re new to Star Brows, you may not know about the Product Feature or Rewards yet. To put it simply, 10% of all your product purchases, all the time, go toward free service Enhancements, like Raindrop Therapy, Lash Tint, Chemical Peels, or Star Massage.

When a product is the Monthly Feature, however, you’ll get 20% back in Rewards! Oils range in price from $28-$31, with Rewards points totaling $6. Prices quoted may not be valid after September 2012.

See you at the spa!

 

Star Brows at 2012 Bridal Show – Madonna Inn

Announcing our first bridal show in CA! We are so excited to have a booth at the 2012 Central Coast Bride’s Fall Bridal Show.

Do you know a bride-to-be, are you in a wedding, or do you just love fun events? We’d like to meet you, stop by our booth! Here’s what we’ll have going on:

  • Heather Gardner Jewelry Trunk Show – Heather will be there with her new collection! Have you seen her Bridal Collection? She will create and customize a look just for you.
  • We are offering a Heather Gardner Show Special: Custom orders with 50% deposit at the show – 10% off!
  • Product samples from OSEA – 100% Vegan Skincare
  • Lavender essential oil  samples so you can experience a little spa at home!
  • Raffle prize at our booth: Beautiful Skin Package – OSEA Skincare Travel Set, 20 oz. Gigartina Beauty Bath, and a Deluxe Facial service at Star Brows – $220 value
  • The Big Draw Raffle prizes at the door of the event:

“Get Smooth” 3 months of Brazilian or Bikini Waxing – $222 value

“Transform your Eyebrows” with The Ultimate Brow Experience – $70 value

 

See you at Madonna Inn!