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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!

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!

High Frequency Facials

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Recently we purchased a new skincare-treatment machine that has the capability to perform multiple functions. While we focus primarily on European-style facials (relaxing, hands-on, rather than machine-oriented), we value results too! Below is an explanation of some of the features and benefits you’ll experience during your next facial.

High frequency treatments are a safe, gentle, non-invasive means to achieve acne clarification and skin rejuvenation.  The gentle oscillating, oxygenating power of low level electrical current has been shown to enhance circulation, increase collagen and elastin production, eliminate toxins and acne-causing bacteria, encourage lymphatic drainage, exfoliate dead skin cells, and assist with improved skincare product performance and absorption.

High frequency current stimulation forces an infusion of enriched oxygen molecules into the skin, thus cleansing, massaging, stimulating blood flow, dilating superficial blood vessels, re-texturizing, and increasing lymphatic drainage. This results in an improvement in blood circulation and cell renewal.  Increased production levels of collagen and elastin soften and smooth away wrinkles, reduce pore size, improve overall skin texture,  and promote a pleasant sense of well-being.

The use of low level electrical current also promotes a cleansing, antibacterial action that helps eliminate and prevent the onset of acne.  The skin is left feeling energized, rosy, firm, refreshed, and noticeably softer – even after just one treatment.  The enriched oxygen molecules produced by the high frequency machine are safe and are also effective in treating almost any skin lesion from acne to scars.

Benefits:

  • Gentle, non-invasive resurfacing procedure
  • Effective treatment for acne, enlarged pores, and scarring
  • Consistent treatments can provide a lasting long-term, healthy-aging alternative to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin

The following precautions should be taken:

1. Avoid using AHA or BHA products and unprotected sun exposure at least three days before and after your treatment.

2. Do not schedule a high frequency facial if any of the following are present: pregnancy, cuts and abrasions, diabetes, heart disease or pacemaker, metal pins or plates, dental braces, sunburn, phlebitis or thrombosis, vascular conditions, or any other condition for which you are under a physician’s care.

See you at the spa!

 

Lotions and Potions: April Product Feature 2013

OSEA-Skin-CareGet glowing skin!

With the arrival of spring , you’ll be showing more skin and exposing more of it to the elements. Get a head start on maintaining beautiful, healthy skin with a little TLC and a few of our best-selling favorites.

TU’EL

  • Hydrate XS 1000 Super Serum Moisture Gel $48
  • Botanical Booster Essential Oil Synergy Blends $32
  • Crystal C  Antioxidant Vitamin C Serum $34

OSEA

  • Atmosphere Protection Cream – a lightweight moisturizer that fights dehydration, pollution, and the elements $38
  • Brightening Serum – reduces hyper-pigmentation and revives sun-damaged skin $56
  • Eyes and Lips – restores damaged skin and fights free radicals $56

If you’re new to Star Brows, you may not know about The Monthly 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, like selected OSEA and Tu’el Products this month, you’ll get 20% back in Rewards.

See you at the spa!

*Prices quoted are not guaranteed after this offer expires.

Skincare Travel Kits: August Product Feature

 

oseaI’ve chosen our Tu’el and OSEA travel kits as our monthly product feature. That means when you purchase one of these kits you get double Rewards points to use toward a treatment Enhancement like lash tinting, a special peel during a facial, or extra attention during a massage.

TravelA compact kit is perfect for the gym or travel and are TSA certified!  Both Tu’el and OSEA  offer skin care packs for each skin type without suffering the repercussions of being away from your usual a.m. and p.m. products.
The best part about having a kit designed specifically for travel is that you won’t have to worry about some guard at the airport throwing away your precious moisturizer, cleanser, mask, or cream, or that your products won’t fit into your already bursting-at-the-seams luggage.
Even if it’s just an overnight getaway, you will most certainly need to take care of your skin.
See you at the spa!

Give Me Some Lip!

ybskinTry this DIY Lip Treatment!

But first, do a mini teeth-whitening by swooshing with some hydrogen peroxide in your mouth and brushing with baking soda.

Step 1: Prepare a mixture of some, or all, of the following:

  • Course ground coffee
  • Brown/white sugar
  • Honey
  • Vanilla
  • Maple surup
  • Olive oil
  • Powdered cocoa

Step 2: Use your finger and gently smooth the mixture on your lips in little light circles for a minute or two

Pop it in the fridge to use again, but be sure you use a clean spoon, and not your fingers, to get it out.

I’m not a fan of petroleum based chapsticks and balms, so after your lips are super-smooth I love these: Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics’ Lipstick, Mighty Shiny Lip Gel, Lip Gloss, and Lip Liners and OSEA Eyes and Lips.

See you at the spa!

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OSEA – Ocean|Sun|Earth|Atmosphere

 

“Safe cosmetics are a consumer’s right and our earth’s rightful due.” Jenefer Palmer, OSEA

I am proud to introduce 100% vegan OSEA Skincare! I’ve been researching this company for the past six months and chose them for several reasons:

They use glass bottles which are endlessly recyclable and beautiful. They have affordable Travel Sets for first time buyers. The company is local: Malibu. And my #1 favorite reason? Organic, hand-harvested, Patagonian Gigartina algae!

Benefits of Seaweed (Algae)

  • Naturally rich source of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants
  • Ten times richer in trace elements than land plants
  • Stimulates and improves blood and lymph circulation
  • Revitalizes and firms skin
  • Natural skin softener

About the Founder

Natural healing has always been a part of Jenefer Palmer‘s life. She wanted to create an organic skincare line that was safe and effective. Turning to the ocean for key OSEA ingredients, she combined nutrients such as seaweed and other marine extracts with pure essential oils.

Jenefer’s search for these ingredients led her to a breathtaking but desolate beach in Patagonia. Here, the clean coastal waters provide a pristine environment for hand-harvesting the purest natural seaweed to be found anywhere on earth.

At the Sea of Patagonia, Jenefer discovered the Gigartina species, known locally for its extremely high levels of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, and trace elements. It’s also known for what it doesn’t contain—pollutants. Seaweed absorbs the good and bad nutrients, as well as toxins, from its environment, which makes it so important that the source be clean. OSEA worked with a local partner in Argentina to ensure eco-responsible harvesting before she brought it back.

Now you can experience the amazing restorative powers of Gigartina without having to travel any further than Star Brows.

See you at the spa!

 

OSEA Skincare from the Sea – July Product Feature 2012

I’ve discovered an amazing skincare company in Malibu! Always on the lookout to bring you new products that will enrich your life (and mine!) and that are in keeping with the Star Brows brand of holistic, natural  skincare.

OSEA is filled with the benefits of our rich and abundant natural resource: the Ocean. How fitting to offer its vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants in our treatments and products, as we are located just blocks from the Pacific.

This month is your opportunity to try OSEA and get a great deal!

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!