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Hyaluronic acid. It's the ingredient you've heard about, but may not really know. In this week's 'Tips & Tricks', b-glowing.com put on a lab coat and gives you the lowdown on this commonly-used anti-aging miracle ingredient.
Hyaluronic acid, also known as hyaluronan or HA, occurs naturally in our bodies, but decreases as we get older. It enables our bodies to retain moisture, keeps our joints lubricated, and keeps our skin smooth, elastic, and full.
In 2003, the FDA approved the use of HA as an injectable to fill wrinkles, remove scars, and plump lips - also known as Restylane injections. HA is also commonly used to replace fluid in joints, treat eczema, and heal tissue post eye surgery.
Because of its multiple cosmetic benefits, HA has gradually made its way into the beauty industry as a topical treatment for anti-aging and skin restoration. Hyaluronic acid's ability to bind moisture to the surface of the skin, while still allowing oxygen through, makes it a perfect addition to hydrating creams, serums and liquid makeup.
Several b-glowing.com brands have incorporated HA into their product formulas, like BY TERRY, Peter Thomas Roth, and Goldfaden MD. We continue to see this effective ingredient in anti-aging skincare brands and products we bring on.
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At b-glowing.com, we pride ourselves on introducing beauty junkies to new, innovative brands they may not have ever heard of. But how do you know what products to try within a new brand you've just discovered? In our new Cult Classic Beauty Picks boutiques, we've taken the guesswork out of trying new lines by hand-selecting our favorite products in Skincare, Makeup, Fragrance, Hair Care, Bath + Body, and Men's.
Here are just a handful of our favorites:
Le Couvent Des Minimes Face Polishing Cream: This gentle and creamy exfoliator leaves skin noticeably smoother and soft, without drying out the skin or causing irritation. The infusion of damask rose, musk rose, and wild rose ingredients stimulate cell renewal, and protect your skin against free radicals - leaving you with a healthy glow you'll love!
RMS Beauty "un" powder: This translucent setting powder is the perfect final touch to any beauty routine. Formulated with the purest silica, this makeup essential works to soften the skin, minimize the appearance of pores, as well as minimize shine and keep your makeup look perfect throughout the day!
Honoré des Prés Love Coconut (We Love NY Collection): Fresh coconut milk mixes with gently-spiced coriander, vanilla, and tonka bean to give you a sweet, but not too sweet fragrance that is easy to wear, and 100% natural and organic. We love that this perfume is packaged in a coffee to-go cup as part of the 'We Love NY Collection'. So fun and so New York!
Serge Normant Meta Lush Volumizer: "I love volume because it gives a thickness and richness to hair, " Serge Normant tells ELLE magazine in this month's issue. It's no wonder why we love this product so much to give our locks a healthy boost. Great for every hair type, this product gives you height, without weighing down your hair.
Earth Tu Face Salt Scrub: Made with 100% plant-based, food grade ingredients, this pure sea salt scrub stimulates circulation, and even combats cellulite! We love the smell of the organic bergamot, lemon, and basil oils that are known to invigorate the immune system and uplift your mood. In addition to exfoliating and detoxifying your body, this scrub is a great hydrator, leaving your skin soft and smooth after the bath or shower. You don't even need a moisturizer after!
Clark's Botanicals Skin Clearing Face & Body Wash: This staff and customer favorite combines powerful skin-clearing salicylic acid with hydrating ingredients to clear his skin without drying it out. Perfect for all skin types, this cleanser is especially effective on acneic skin types. Great for guys and gals!
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August is here! Where did the summer go? As we enter the final month of the season, beauty mags are hanging on to the sunshine with self-tanner reviews and short hair styling tips. Find out what b-glowing.com brands have been making headlines here!
" … when I discovered Tammy Fender Bulgarian Rose Water, it was love at first sniff. So far, I've splashed it on as a toner, decanted some into a spray bottle for on-the-go complexion revival, and doused cotton pads with it to soothe puffy eyelids. With 7,000 petals in every drop, rose essence doesn't come cheap, but maybe that's a good thing. Otherwise, I'd probably bathe in the stuff."
Tammy Fender Bulgarian Rose Water: This pampering skincare product strengthens and tones the delicate tissues of your skin, balancing and restoring energy, and leaving the complexion supple and revitalized.
Allure magazine reports on repairing your hair from post-summer sun damage.
Oscar Blandi At Home Salon Glaze: Restore chlorine-stripped hair back to a rich, shiny hue. This rich, color-preserving glaze prevents fading, adds moisture, brightens your hair, and protects from heat damage. We love how this simple and convenient treatment transforms our dull locks in the comfort of our own home!
InStyle magazine helps you fight cellulite with at-home treatments based on your age.
bliss Fat Girl Slimulator: This rubber massage tool is perfect for stimulating the skin, prepping it for follow-up cellulite-reducing products like FatGirlSlim. It can also be used as an applicator for these products. Purchase the FatGirlSlim Treatment Set to receive the Slimulator, and introductory-sized FatGirlSlim, FatGirlSleep, and FatGirlScrub.
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