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The tell tale signs of aging occur because of the loss of one main necessity, collagen. It's what keeps our skin plump and firm so without it, our skin slowly loses it's elasticity, causing droopiness and the appearance of wrinkles. Like anything in the human body such as bone or muscle, collagen is subject to wear and tear and in order to try and keep collagen loss at bay we need to be using a great skincare routine that offers firming benefits.
One of those such brands is Erno Laszlo's Blue Firmarine Collection. One of the key, super ingredients in the collection is Spirulina Maxima, which encourages new collagen growth by providing cells with the nutrients they need to survive. With six key products in the range to target collagen loss throughout the day and a celebrity client list dating all the way back to 1939, Erno Laszlo has been a trusted skincare brand for women who demand the best anti-aging results.
This facial soap encapsulated with firming ingredient Spirulina Maxima is activated when placed in water and key nutrients that promote collagen production are released in a multi-phase sequence. Deeply moisturizing and filled with antioxidants to curb the aging process, this blue treatment bar will cleanse, renew and firm your skin!
The eye area is much more delicate and sensitive an area then the rest of our face so it's important to use products that are effective but also gentle. Erno Laszlo's Eye Therapy visibly firms the lines around your eye area, promotes collagen growth and increases elasticity with a weightless formula infused with Spirulina Maxima.
One of the most opportune times to combat collagen loss is at night because our skin is at rest and free from most environmental stressors. The Firmarine Night Cream will replenish your skin with nutrients while you sleep as well as firm, tone and clarify your complexion.
Other standouts in the range is the Firmarine Lift Serum which gives skin a double dose of collagen production and firming power when used in conjunction with one of the facial moisturizers.
Perfume makers know that multi-faceted fragrances last longer and delight the nose. If a certain perfume has only one scent, it will not have as much intrigue or appeal as if it combines several unusual scents. For instance, Jacomo Paris’ It’s Me for Her combines tangy, fruity and musky fragrances.
What many women don’t realize is that they can create their own multi-layered scents at home. By doing so, a lady can create the perfect fragrance to express her own unique spirit. To create more appealing and less overpowering combinations, think about each scent you create as containing three distinct smells, or notes as they are referred to by perfumers.
Bottom note. The first layer is the bottom note. It’s not the first scent that you notice in the mix, but it is the one that lingers the longest. This is the “body” of the perfume. Popular base scents include jasmine, vanilla, sandalwood and cinnamon. In Jacomo Paris’ It’s Me for Him, musky vanilla is the bottom note.
Heart note. Next comes the heart note, the second layer. Heart notes add a different dimension – perhaps soothing and warm, or unexpected and intriguing. The heart note doesn’t last as long as the bottom note; it comes to the nose briefly after application, following the initial burst of fragrance. As an example, in Leila Lou Perfume Oil, one heart note is pear blossom. Many perfumers think of the heart note as the healing, aromatheraputic aspect of a perfume. For example, bergamot is known to be a calming, refreshing fragrance that’s good for offsetting stress and depression.
“Perfection is boring. If a face doesn’t have mistakes, it’s nothing.”
This refreshing, unexpected quote from Kevyn Aucoin represents the central struggle and triumph in this makeup innovator’s tragically short life.
Kevin Aucoin’s childhood and early adulthood were marked by rejection and violence. Yet rather than give in to self-pity, he survived incessant bullying, moved to New York and eventually became one of the most sought-after makeup artists of our time. Celebrities so respected his work that he earned as much as $10,000 for a single magazine shoot. He published several gorgeous best-selling guides on makeup, and his own line of cosmetics thrives past his death, in 2002, of painkillers he took to cope with a rare pituitary tumor. Yet this “rags-to-riches” life story is more than just one of wild success – it’s also about vision, passion and drive.
Makeup was always a central focus in Kevyn Aucoin’s life. As a child, he frequently did his sisters’ makeup and recorded the results with a Polaroid camera. (He continued this habit throughout his life; the inside covers of his best-selling book Making Faces features dozens of these Polaroids from throughout Aucoin’s career.) His childhood home of Lafayette, La., wasn’t very tolerant of Kevin Aucoin’s unusual preferences for gentle activities over more traditional male hobbies. At the age of six, Aucoin realized that he was gay, and the bullying began in earnest.