Skin 2 Skin – Super Smart Anti Aging Skin Care

There’s nothing quite like a sensational skin care line to make me swoon.

In my never ending quest to find exemplary, fast acting, result driven skin care lines I have come across a true gem in Skin 2 Skin.
The back-story on this one is the groundswell of Hollywood actors who not only swear by the line, but won’t use anything else. That coupled with key makeup artists who are putting the entire cast of popular television shows onto the product, because the results are so astounding, no matter what your skin type – effectively had me at hello.

There was enough of a rumble in the makeup jungle that I had to get my hands on some and try it out for myself.

About the line:
Skin 2 Skin pushes the envelope to offer men and women the best of all worlds. Natural, certified organic extracts with the highest possible concentration of 21st century anti aging peptides and dermatologist recommended ingredients. Both men and women experience softer and healthier appearing skin the first time they use Skin 2 Skin. Within the first week the clarity and luminosity of the skin is nothing short of amazing.
I’m hooked.

The Story: (the short version…)

Skin 2 Skin was developed out of necessity. In November 2005 CEO and founder Ken Simpson was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Treatment included successful radiation of the tumor, but the three entry points for the radiation treatments were all directed at his head and face, including one directly under his eye.
The side effects to his skin were drastic and alarming – his skin became discolored, sore, raw, broken out, dry, overly sensitive and show extreme signs of accelerated aging.
With 20 years background in the skin care industry Ken had the knowledge and experience in formulations, ingredients, and functions of products, he began to seek out products that would not only protect his skin during radiation treatments, but also restore it.

With his extreme knowledge of the products on the market, he ascertained that
a) there was nothing out there that was going to work and
b) everything was either synthetic or a combination of synthetic and a small percentage of natural ingredients. They had low concentrations of 21st century peptide technology, or none at all, and
c)his skin was so damaged that only non toxic, natural ingredients would suffice.
d) he was going to have to create something new & utilize cutting edge technologies.

Consequently this amazing line is 100% Toxic Free, the ingredients are medical grade (that means power packed results), certified organic and biodegradable. There are no parabens, Petroleums, Phthatates, Sulfites
Mineral Oils, Synthetic Colors or Fragrances, PABA, and no animal ingredients or animal testing.

What does this mean for you and me? Very fast acting, result producing products that encompass healing, preventing and anti-aging features that will stop you in your tracks. Because they use medical grade ingredients the products are super potent – a little goes a long way. That translates to huge results from products that last longer than the rest. (saving you money)

In the short time that this incredible line has been available to the public it has won no fewer than 11 major beauty awards, and has built a huge, loyal following.

So lets look at the products:

So far I have been using

Oatmeal and Pomegranate Face Scrub

Normally I am not a fan of scrubs, but this one is a rich and creamy sulphate free scrub, that is very gentle yet still very effective. It doesn’t strip or irritate the skin, but instead is moisturizing, is anti inflammatory and has very powerful anti-aging anti oxidants.
It tones, nourishes and moisturizes the skin while lifting away dead surface cells.


Anti Sagging Renewal Serum

The name is not so sexy – but then again, neither is sagging skin.
This powerhouse serum facilitates the overall production of Collagen, Collagen IV and Hyaluronic Acid, which strengthens the elasticity and tightens the skin, significantly reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
It also contains very powerful antioxidants.
Skin feels firmer, smoother and more robust, and results are clearly visible inside of 2 weeks.
Its fantastic.

 

Revitalizing Eye Gel

This one is anti inflammatory, so it reduces puffiness. It hydrates and nourishes, visibly brightens dark circles, and has powerful antioxidants. With continued use connective tissue shows long term increase, improving the most sever signs of aging.

Next on my uber coveted  product list I’m getting the White Tea Face Wash, White Tea Mask and the day and night creams.

There is a Sexy Skin Introductory Set available with trial sizes of the White Tea Wash, Aging Intervention Cream, Revitalizing Eye Gel and Anti Sagging Serum, that gives you a 30 day supply.

If you have young skin that shows no signs of aging yet, this line is the perfect way to keep your complexion looking youthful.
If your skin shows any signs of aging, no matter how faint or extreme this is your remedy.
On my next movie I am putting my entire cast on these products. They’re just that outstanding.

But don’t just take my word for it – Skin 2 Skin has been written up in magazines around the world, including
Allure, ELLE, W, and Shape. To see some of the press the line is getting, CLICK HERE
Love it.

Find a list of locations, or order directly on the Skin 2 Skin website

Skin Care & Makeup Tips To Hide Fine Lines And Wrinkles

Back to the issue of crows feet.
Most of yesterday’s blogpost remedies require a significant financial commitment that doesn’t always work with a girl’s budget. Or they take a little time to kick in. So what can the girl on the go do right now to make a difference?

Here are 4 Skin Care and Makeup Tips to help hide your fine lines and wrinkles.

1. Use a really good, extra hydrating eye cream.

Chances are your eye area is dehydrated.Every morning use an eye cream. Choose an eye cream that contains Hyaluronic acid, (which will use moisture to plump up the skin, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles) as well as antioxidants such as green tea or idebenone.
Apply it with your ring finger (the ring finger will create the least amount of dragging on that delicate skin around the eye) and start from the outer corner, working your way in.
Never pull or wipe the skin, always be super super gentle!
Give it at least 2 minutes to absorb into the skin before putting anything else on.
Before you begin applying makeup use a facial SPF product, and make sure you get it on your crows feet (without getting it in your eyes!).

2. Use a Silicone Based Primer
Smooth the primer not only over your T zone and cheeks, but also up through your crows feet. Keep it sheer and blend it in.
Primer will act like caulking, and help fill in the lines. It will also help the makeup you’re about to put on to stay in place.
Silicone particles are spherical, and bounce light off them selves, and in the process diffuse the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

3. Use A Light Hand With Makeup!
Getting heavy handed with your makeup through the area will only make your crows feet look worse!
Instead use a silicone based foundation like FACE Atelier Ultra Foundation, gently working a small amount through the area with your fingers. Blend it well, and keep it sheer. FACE Atelier Ultra foundation won’t need powder, but will set on its own, and look luminous and beautiful.
NOTE: Avoid Like The Plague: matte foundations, oil free/dry finish foundations, crushed mineral foundations and any heavy concealers. They will all make the lines around your eyes look worse!!

Sidenote: Use a cream blush, working it into the cheeks and blending it well. Cream blushes make the skin look dewy and fresh, and will help create the illusion we are after! Powder blushes sit on the surface of the skin, making it look dry. By virtue of being right next to your eye area they will make your lines and wrinkles look more pronounced.

4. Do Some Nighttime Repair Work

First up use a good eye makeup remover, and gently remove all traces of the day’s makeup.
Next apply an eye cream that again is super hydrating, but that also contains retinol (proven to work on fine lines and wrinkles). Alternatively use a free standing retinol product as well as an eye cream.
Retinols can take a little getting used to, so if its your first time, use gradually – every 3rd day, working up to every 2nd day then daily.

Final note: drink more water and get more sleep. Both will help your eyes to look less tired and your skin to look glorious!

Revolutionary New Body Care

The Future Of Body Care Unfolds

Every so often a product line comes along that can truly be defined as revolutionary.
Introducing Mirai, Japanese age defying body care for women, by women.

Japanese women are revered for their exotic bath rituals, and their beautiful, smooth complexions.
This is an age defying body care line, combining Japanese scientific research and clinically proven natural ingredients. The Japanese are not only known for their healthy culture and longevity, but also for their superior skin health.

Mirai has taken the secrets of Japanese skin care – purifying, cleansing and anti aging botanicals and introduced a body care line which includes a Purifying Body Wash, Purifying Body Serum, and  
Instantly Purifying and Cooling Body Spritzer to help minimize the signs of aging and to support beautiful, healthy skin.

Mirai, which means “new beginning” in Japanese, has developed a breakthrough APG-40 formulation which target the evolving needs of women with maturing skin, specifically addressing the most common skin care concerns which show up due to diminishing estrogen levels.

Mirai’s founder and CEO, Koko Hayashi, developed this line with the Japanese lifestyle in mind, where beauty is based on good health, and comes from the inside out.
“Skin is our largest living organ that naturally rejuvenates itself. As estrogen levels decrease with age, the skin’s ability to rejuvenate lessens. Mirai’s products are designed to assist and boost the skin’s abilities. By living naturally and using our APG formulated products the skin begins to care for itself and the benefits become evident.”

Mirai’s fabulous body products are available at www.MiraiClinical.com