Category Archives: OSEA

Fabulous Facial Masks – Product Feature

BLACK ALGAE MASK
NORMAL / COMBO / BLEMISH-PRONE
Detoxifying 2-in-1 Mask + Exfoliant for a Brighter Complexion
This dual action mask detoxes and gently exfoliates lackluster skin for a visibly brighter and exceptionally smooth complexion. Fig, Pineapple, and Pumpkin enzymes naturally polish away dead skin, reducing the appearance of surface impurities; eco-friendly Jojoba Beads provide gentle manual exfoliation for an immediate glow. Hematite and Organic Algae replenish moisture, firm and minimize visible signs of aging. Skin is left feeling smooth, softened and revived.

RED ALGAE MASK
NORMAL / COMBO / BLEMISH-PRONE

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!

Essential Oils – June Product Feature

RewardsThis month’s Product Feature lineup is Tu’el Botanical Boosters. 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. xo Linda

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 heres:

Anti Aging Botanical Booster

Designed for mature skin that has lost its vitality, this exclusive essential oil blend will leave you with a more youthful appearance. Avocado and vetiver oils are deeply hydrating and rejuvenating. Carrot seed combats the appearance of wrinkles and lines, while brightening dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Cypress and rosewood target your pores and skin cells in order to clarify, tone and regenerate tissue for younger looking skin. Essential moisture will be restored, elasticity improved and collagen production boosted.

Reactive Skin Botanical Booster

Designed for reactive and sensitive skin, this formula’s essential oil blend will reduce inflammation, calm, regenerate and improve the overall appearance of your complexion. The efficacious but gentle combination of roman chamomile, lavender and frankincense soothes, balances, conditions and heals. Deliver rejuvenating, toning and conditioning natural botanicals with this deeply replenishing and easy to absorb booster.

Acne Skin Botanical Booster

Designed for acne prone skin, this exclusive essential oil blend heals breakouts, reduces scarring, evens skin tone, clears pore congestion and prevents future blemishes. Tighten pores, refine skin’s texture and mitigate oil production with naturally potent astringents clary sage and lemon oil. Tea tree oil eliminates acne causing bacteria and toxins while soothing inflammation and riding your complexion of pink. Spike lavender and palma rosa keep misbehaving skin in check by balancing, purifying and supporting cell rejuvenation.

Dry Skin Botanical Booster

Designed for dry skin that has lost its youthful suppleness, this formula’s essential oil blend will restore hydration and leave your skin smoother, softer and revitalized. Rosemary, geranium and bergamot mint work together to calm, condition and stimulate your skin’s micro-circulation in order to protect and treat dry skin in the short and long term. The antioxidant complex of lavender, grape seed and rose oils have antibacterial and antiseptic properties to keep skin cleansed, while delivering high doses of anti-aging power.

Combo/Oily Botanical Booster

Designed for combination or oily skin, this formula’s essential oil blend will rein in excess oil production, minimize the appearance of pores and balance out-of-whack complexions. Bergamot, ylang ylang and palma rosa oils are the core of this booster’s balancing power and deliver hydration and control where needed. The synergistic combination of conditioning German chamomile and pore refining cypress meets all of your skin’s needs. Lemon grass rounds out our proprietary formula with potent anti-inflammatory properties that leave your skin refreshed, soothed and toned.

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, Chemical Peels, or Star Massage.

See you at the spa!

 

Facial Cleansing – May Product Feature

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“The cleansing step is arguably the most important one in skincare. If the correct facial cleanser isn’t used you’ll be playing catch-up-baseball with the rest of your products just to restore the PH, hydration level, and lipid balance. 

For this month’s skincare Product Feature I’ve chosen three of my all-time favorite (and best selling) facial cleansers.

And remember, you’ll get 20% back in service Enhancements!” xo Linda 

Ocean Cleanser

SKIN TYPES: Normal, Dry, Combo.

An OSEA classic, Ocean Cleanser is rich in minerals, algae, dermal proteins, vitamins, and mineral salts with a delightful natural fragrance. This multi-tasking hydrating formula effectively removes dirt and impurities, leaving your skin feeling refreshed and energized. Ocean Cleanser is free of chemical surfactants and great for easy makeup removal. pH balanced.

Red Algae is extremely high in microelements, proteins, vitamins, mineral salts and amino acids to gently cleanse the skin, allowing greater permeability without depleting the protective lipid barrier. Dermal proteins and amino acids stimulate collagen production and reduce effects of photo aging.

 

Ocean Cleansing Mudd

SKIN TYPES: Oily, Acneic, Combo.

Ocean Cleansing Mudd effectively sweeps away impurities, clears blemishes, and controls excess sebum production. The base of this cleanser is a blend of seaweeds that are highly concentrated in minerals, trace elements, amino acids, and vitamins that serve to remove dead cells and and purify clogged pores. With a hint of Tea Tree and Peppermint Oil to brighten and refresh your complexion, this unique cleanser will leave your skin feeling tingling, smooth, and invigorated.

Macrocystis, Laminaria and Fucus are mineral-rich seaweeds with trace elements that smooth and hydrate the skin. Natural fruit acids exfoliate and deliver nutrition to the pores, improving skin tone and brightness. Anti-bacterial Tea Tree Oil deeply purifies, promotes a healthy pH balance, prevents blemishes, and enhances skin’s appearance.

 

Ocean Cleansing Milk

SKIN TYPES: Dry, Sensitive, Rosacea.

Loaded with nature’s best skin soothers like Water Lily extract, this super gentle creamy cleanser calms redness and inflammation on contact. DPHP and organic algae increase elasticity, boost collagen production and ensure long-lasting hydration. Leaves skin looking and feeling rejuvenated with a soft glow. Fragrance-free and pH balanced.

DPHP has been shown to stimulate the synthesis of collagen fibers and inhibit free radicals, improving the appearance of wrinkles and reducing signs of aging. Organic seaweed from Patagonia replaces lost moisture and can heal sun-damaged skin. Water Lilly extract reduces redness and inflammation. Together with other minerals and extracts this cleanser deeply cleanses while hydrating and restoring.

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.