We are so excited to announce that OSMOTICS is now available on b-glowing!! This amazing skincare line has always been a staff favorite and we just can't wait to share it with you! You know we only bring you the cream of the crop and OSMOTICS is some of the best anti-aging skincare we have ever come across.
We especially love the OSMOTICS Blue Copper Firming Elasticity Repair. A wonderful cream that absorbs into you skin with ease and advanced copper technology promotes firmer, healthier, younger looking skin.
Allure Magazine award winning cream combines the proven benefits of copper with an exclusive, new anti-aging molecule, the 5-chain Penta-Peptide to dramatically enhance absorption and effectiveness in the skin.
For many years, LED Light Therapy has been an expensive treatment that was exclusively offered in beauty spas. Thanks to technology and Tanda ZAP, the benefits of LED can now be had in your own home and for a fraction of the price!
Tanda Light Therapy works from the inside out to reduce the signs of aging and combat acne. The benefits are amazing and the practicality of having your own at-home device to defeat a pimple before it’s reared it’s ugly head is an idea that seems to good to be true. But it’s not, and the best part is the Tanda ZAP is only $49!
To keep it simple, Tanda’s blue light destroys acne-causing bacteria by using a powerful combination of gentle vibration and warming of the skin, which allows the pores to open so bacteria have nowhere to hide. It’s clinically proven to clear or fade acne blemishes within 24 hours and best of all there is no irritation.
Whether you suffer from serious acne or just want to destroy a monstrous pimple that decides to pop up in the middle of your face before an important event (let’s face it ladies we’ve ALL been there), then the Tanda ZAP should be in your arsenal. It’s like having a loaded gun for fighting the never ending war against blemishes!
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Brad Pitt, sexiest man alive and the gorgeous Angelina Jolie's husband happens to have a little beauty crush on a certain product by Talika.
It's not everyday that we hear about men voicing their opinions about beauty products, but let me tell you…..I love hearing about metrosexual males and their favorite face exfoliant, moisturizer, and must have foot cream. A man that looks after himself, within reason of course, is something we're starting to hear more about these days. In fact, the day my husband told me he was out of his exfoliant and could I please get him some more has been one of the proudest and most memorable times in my beauty junkie life.Read More »
I loved her in the Aliens trilogy and Gorillas In The Mist and now I love her even more for her taste in skincare. Sigourney Weaver prepped her skin for the film premiere of "Red Lights" at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival using french luxury skincare range, Patyka! Brand representative Nick Barose used an assortment of products to ensure Sigourney's skin glowed and radiated for all the paparazzi by, "prepping her skin with Patyka Huile Absolue Face & Body Serum to add hydration to the skin before applying liquid foundation." The climate at Sundance can be very harsh and drying, especially when makeup is put over it so a bit of maintenance was needed to make sure her skin stayed hydrated.
"For under eyes, prep with Patyka's Biokaliftin Radiant Eye Contour which adds hydration so your concealer won't crease. To keep the rest of the body glowing in cold weather, I gently massaged Patyka's Precious Wood Body Oil, which will add hydration and leave skin radiant."
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If tangerine is your favorite color and you’re after a beauty tool that will give you the deepest cleanse, professional exfoliation and all over skin refinement that you’ve been dreaming of then let me introduce you to the limited edition Clarisonic Mia in Tangerine!
View all latest Clarisonic products by clicking here.
Cleansing and exfoliation should be a daily task and once you start using your Mia, I guarantee your skin will thank you for it. By using it daily you’ll remove more dirt and oil than traditional washing and it’s sonic micro-massage action will clarify and revitalize your skin without the redness and irritation of treatments such as microdermabrasion.
Plus, not breaking up your cleansing routine is made easy by the Mia’s size, perfect to fit in the small pocket of any travel luggage. I give you permission to break your diet whilst on vacation, but please, please, please cleanse your face!
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We are excited to announce a new, b-glowing.com-exclusive product from one of our favorite skincare brands. Introducing ko denmark's Anti-aging Rosehip & Evening Primrose Face Serum.
This all-natural, vegan serum is designed to calm dryness and reduce fine lines. Packed with natural plant oils and floral essences, this product deeply moisturizes the skin, leaving it beautifully soft and supple.
Fiending for that dewy glow? Essential Fatty Acids, Vitamin E, Vitamin C and B-Carotene work together to promote cellular metabolism - resulting in a healthy radiance.
We love that this serum hydrates and moisturizes without the use of parabens, mineral oil, perfumes or animal ingredients. The rosehip and evening primrose scent is both delicate and delightful.
Discover ko denmark's Anti-aging Rosehip & Evening Primrose Face Serum, available only at b-glowing.com.
Shop Clark's Botanicals here.
Hailed by celebrities and beauty mags alike, Clark's Botanicals has established itself as a plant-based skincare line, specializing in rebalancing the skin regardless of type. What's maybe even more fascinating than the results you'll see using their product, is the story of how the company came to be.
In the summer of 2002, founder Francesco Clark (pictured) suffered a crippling spinal cord injury in a swimming pool accident. Shortly after losing his ability to walk, Clark discovered he had also lost his ability to sweat, leading to clogged pores and chronic breakouts.
Enter Francesco's father, Dr. Harold Clark. Trained in both traditional Western medicine and homeopathy, Dr. Clark worked with his son to develop botanically-based formulas that effectively rebalanced his skin - clearing it up entirely. Word got around about their plant-based cure, and in 2005 (three years after Francesco's accident) Clark's Botanicals was launched.
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For the first time in the United States, b-glowing.com brings you the EXCLUSIVE on this world-renowned skincare line.
If you lived in London in the 1920s, you no-doubt knew Madame Lubatti. Welcoming celebrity guests like Vivien Leigh to her upscale flat for private consultations, Lubatti was regarded as the foremost skincare expert at the time.
Thankfully for us, and the rest of the world, her magical skincare recipes were not lost. Handed down through two generations of apprentices, these luxurious and romantic potions are now available for everyone to enjoy.
We have Sharon Collins and the late Tracey Malone to thank for bringing the Lubatti legacy back to life. As dedicated as they are to the brand as a whole, some products have stood out as their hands down, must-haves. Discover the founder's favorites:
Gorgeous Day Moisturizer with Orange & Jojoba: Nourish your skin and create a soft, supple canvas for your makeup with this light, refreshing moisturizer.
Dreamy Night Cream with Mango & Avocado: Recondition your skin while sleeping, leaving it soft and silky when you wake up in the morning.
Sparkling Eye Gel infused with Green Tea Extract and Aloe Vera: Calm redness and reduce puffiness around the eye area with this powerful, antioxidant-infused treatment.
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We've got some brands for ya! Our head is spinning with the amount of new and exciting brands we have added to our family! From skincare to haircare, we can't wait for you to discover your future beauty favorites from our latest additions. Here is a quick little rundown of who is new, as well as our top product pick from each so far.
Jonathan Product: This line of 100% vegan haircare has become an instant hit around the b-glowing office. We love their motto, "Everything your hair needs, nothing it doesn't." These products don't weigh hair down with unnecessary extra ingredients. Weightless Smooth Conditioner, for example, combines nourishing babassu and avocado oils with strengthening keratin protein to give you silky, frizz-free hair.
BeautyWorksWest: Renowned anti-aging expert Dr. Daniel Sister MD brings you the same innovative line of skincare products used in his luxurious Notting Hill medi spa. Featured in Glamour magazine, their YOUTH supplement capsules have been hailed as a miracle pill. A powerful cocktail of amino acids and marine plant extracts, these capsules do everything from reducing blood pressure to increasing muscle growth. We love the effect they had on our sleeping patterns, as well as the increased energy we noticed after use.
Dr. Lipp: We wrote about Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips last week, but we continue to hear about other uses for this multipurpose balm. Its ability to replenish the lipid bilayers of your skin makes it perfect for healing burns and abrasions, as well as soothing eczema and psoriasis. What will you use it for?
Freeze 24/7: Dedicated to providing cutting edge, anti-aging innovation, Freeze 24/7 offers a line of premium skincare products that provide immediate results. A safe alternative to invasive and costly cosmetic procedures, these products deliver on their promises, and have the clinical results to prove it! Voted 'Most Valuable Product' by Redbook magazine, their Instant Targeted Wrinkle Treatment delivers a powerful punch against wrinkles. Working to diminish the appearance of forehead creases, crow's feet, acne scars, and more - this treatment will give you a more youthful appearance in minutes!
Craving more New Arrival news? Stay tuned to the b-glowing Magazine for up-to-date info on what's new!Read More »
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Treat yourself to calmer, clearer and radiant skin! A b-glowing.com EXCLUSIVE, the skyn ICELAND Saving Face Kit is valued at $87.50, and available for a limited time for only $50! This collection of products is the perfect way to discover skyn ICELAND if you haven't already, or add to your supply if you are already a skyn ICELAND fan.
Balance and soothe your skin with the brand's five top-selling products, all formulated to improve your skin and provide relief from stress.
Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels (2 pairs) - Bring the spa to your home! As seen on the Today Show, these award-winning under-eye gel patches work miracles in only 10 minutes. You'll love the instant results including a decrease in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness, as well as the improved tone and firmness of the area.
Glacial Face Wash - Purify stressed skin with this creamy, foaming cleanser. Formulated with the purest Icelandic glacial waters, this mild cleanser detoxifies and purifies the skin without stripping it of its natural moisture. Balancing and restorative, this face wash helps to relieve any stress-related bumps, breakouts, or irritation you may be experiencing.
Nordic Skin Peel - Uncover amazing, translucent, and glowing skin with this gentle, yet effective, treatment. Ingredients like lactic acid, papaya fruit extract, witch hazel, and green tea extract work together to dissolve dead skin, restore elasticity, and reduce pore size for an improvement to your skin's overall appearance.
Icelandic Relief Eye Pen - Perfect for minimizing puffiness, wrinkles, and dark circles on the go, this portable product is perfect for travel or even your purse for touch-ups throughout the day. The lightweight contouring eye cream contains cotton powder to fill fine lines, and orange peel to reduce puffiness. This is a suitcase must-have!
the ANTIDOTE Cooling Daily Lotion - Perfect red and irritated skin with this hydrating, daily moisturizer. This product contains a mint derivative, providing a delightfully refreshing, cooling burst upon application. With Icelandic kelp working to fight inflammation, and meadow sweet extract for controlling oiliness throughout the day, this lotion is great for all skin types.
Ready to take the skyn ICELAND Saving Face Kit home? Click here to add it to your cart and for a limited time use promo code 20SS13 to save an additional 20% off on this kit!Read More »
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And the award goes to … CONGRATULATIONS It Cosmetics! Their Bye Bye Redness product won a 2013 Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers & Distributors (ICMAD) Cosmetic Innovator of the Year Award! We love to see our favorite brands and products recognized as leaders in the beauty industry.
Bye Bye Redness is a color-correcting cream that acts as an anti-aging treatment, in addition to camouflaging redness. Our staff loves this product because the creamy texture lasts all day, while hiding imperfections, and revealing a radiant glow.
You can use Bye Bye Redness as a primer, concealer or foundation, and mute redness caused by skin concerns like rosacea, broken capillaries, blemished skin, irritated skin, sun damage, scars, and age spots.Read More »
Although suncare is important year-round, the summer season definitely makes SPF top-of-mind. This week, we are recognizing some of our favorite es-SUN-tials to keep you and your loved ones protected!
Supergoop! SPF 35 Daily Correct CC Cream: This all-in-one product packs skincare and coverage into one tube! A favorite of b-glowing.com founder Lisa King, SPF 35 Daily Correct CC Cream acts as an anti-aging treatment, primer, and foundation, in addition to providing SPF protection AND giving you an overall radiant look. This does it all!
COOLA Classic Sport SPF 45 Mango: Featured in Women's Running magazine as an 'Editor's Choice', this cruelty-free, green-friendly, organic sun protection smells delicious and is hypoallergenic. Containing coconut oil for hydration, and beeswax for water resistance, this sunscreen gives you 80 minutes of UVA/UVB protection regardless of activity.
Soleil Organique Environmental Defense Hand Cream SPF 15: Don't forget your hands! Not only does this hand cream protect your hands from the sun, it also contains anti-aging properties that diminish age spots, increase skin smoothness, and decrease wrinkle depth. We keep this in our purse for application throughout the day.
Miracle Skin Transformer Lip Rewind Advanced Peptide Lip Treatment Broad Spectrum SPF 20: Get a gorgeous, healthy lip with this new, peptide-infused, tinted treatment. These silky gels even skin tone, boost collagen, and eliminate the appearance of fine lines, while protecting your pout from UV rays.
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As the summer season continues, more and more beauty editors are discovering b-glowing brand products and featuring them as the season's must-haves! Find out what they're loving in this week's 'Hot Off the Press'.
OK! Magazine reported back to readers on the celebrity makeup looks seen at Paris Fashion Week in 'The Makeup Stole the Show'.
By Terry Crayon Levres Terrybly in Perfect Nude: Rihanna traded-in her signature red lip for something a little more neutral at this star-studded event. The renowned pop diva rocked this non-drying, waterproof liner to create a softer, more natural look. You'll love the long-lasting, creamy formula, perfect for lining and priming lips, or worn alone under your favorite gloss.
Jouer Matte Moisture Tint: Get a perfected, shine-free finish this summer with this light, sheer, tinted moisturizer. The mattified finish is great for all skin types, and will be appreciated by those looking to control increased oil production during the hotter season. You'll love the water-resistant formula this coverage provides, in addition to the SPF 15 protection.
NEWBEAUTY magazine dazzled readers with tales from the Erno Laszlo Institute in New York, a members-only club that offers completely customized skincare treatments for each client, in 'The Luxury Report'.
Erno Laszlo Firmarine Neck Cream: When compiling an anti-aging routine, don't neglect your neck! The Skincare Master offers this toning and firming treatment specifically formulated to target the skin on the neck and chin. This lightweight lotion can be used daily to restore collagen and elastin - giving you more youthful-looking skin.
Luckymag.com shared their emergency cures to common summer woes in 'The Panic-Free Guide to Surviving Summer's Biggest Beauty Emergencies'.
bliss Ingrown Eliminating Pads: These individually-soaked exfoliating pads are rich in alpha and beta hydroxy acids and botanical soothers to calm irritated skin post shaving or waxing, and help to prevent ingrown hairs. Perfect for swimsuit season!
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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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b-glowing.com brands got a lot of love last week. We get so excited when we stumble upon our favorite products in the press and pages of our beloved beauty mags. Find out what has been making headlines here!
InStyle magazine reported on one of the latest Hollywood hair trends - side parts.
T3 BodyWaver: The perfect product to add voluminous natural waves to your new side-parted 'do. This innovative hair tool features new SinglePass technology, giving you consistent heat for flawless, healthy styling. You'll love the sleek and polished looks this tool enables you to create!
This month's 'Beauty 101' segment in Allure magazine was dedicated to makeup primers.
Miracle Skin Transformer Body SPF 20: Allure recommends using this skin-perfecting product to continue priming down your neck, chest, and even onto your hands. You'll love how this formula hydrates, tones, protects, and enhances your skin wherever applied, giving you a radiant, smooth, and more supple appearance.
Real Simple offers beauty solutions for common anti-aging woes in their 'Beauty with Brains: I feel bad about my …' article.
Dr. Brandt Time Arrest V-Zone Neck Cream: Recommended as an at-home solution for neck "wattle", this firming treatment is designed to tighten and smooth the neck and décolleté areas. Using powerful ingredients like glycolic acid, this cream reduces the appearance of sun damage, as well as other signs of aging. You'll love how silky and smooth your skin feels, too!
Check out our 'Hot Off the Press' Pinterest board to stay up-to-date on all that's buzzed about in beauty.Read More »
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While supplies last, we are offering Nuxe Paris Crème Prodigieuse® Enrichie Day - Anti-Fatigue Cream, Crème Prodigieuse® - Anti-Fatigue Day Cream, and Crème Prodigieuse® Night - Anti-Fatigue Night Cream to you for HALF the retail price!
If you love Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse, we know you'll love the Crème Prodigieuse® line. Designed to moisturize and revive your skin, these products are specially formulated to protect your skin from oxidative stress, which is the main cause of skin aging. There is a moisturizer for every skin type in this collection, and there will never be a better time to try the line for the first time, or stock up on your favorites!
Crème Prodigieuse® - Anti-Fatigue Day Cream: Acting as both an anti-aging treatment and a moisturizer, this day cream leaves you with a matte finish, perfect for priming your skin prior to makeup application. You'll love how soft your skin feels too!
Crème Prodigieuse® Enrichie Day - Anti-Fatigue Cream: Formulated for dry skin types, this daily moisturizer nourishes your skin, giving you a fresh, more supple overall appearance. Plus anti-aging ingredients!
Crème Prodigieuse® Night - Anti-Fatigue Night Cream: Moisturize and re-energize your skin at night with this PM treatment. You'll awaken to smoother, softer skin, looking less fatigued and fresher overall.
Ready to try these best-selling, French skincare must-haves? Get yours for 50% off here. Don't miss out on this limited time offer!Read More »
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Congratulations are in order to b-glowing.com brand favorite, skyn ICELAND! Their Angelica Line Smoother product won a Gold Anti-Aging Award in the Instant Wrinkle Remover category from Good Housekeeping for 2013! Over 1,000 volunteers tested over 84 skincare products over the course of 11 months, and found skyn ICELAND Angelica Line Smoother to decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles instantly.
We love this product because it's safe, natural, goes on smooth, and creates a youthful appearance within minutes of application. Plus, the matte finish is a great primer for your makeup!Discover this natural alternative to injection treatments today, at b-glowing.com!
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Shop the full Peter Thomas Roth skincare range here!
Peter Thomas Roth's Instant FirmX Eye was always a popular product, but it really jumped up a notch in terms of notoriety and street cred (in the beauty world anyways) after it was featured on a top anti-aging show this past Friday. This product is selling out like mad because the drastic results speak for themselves. This product instantly transforms your eye area, diminishing the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles as well as correcting bagginess and under eye puffiness.Read More »
Shop NuFACE here.
This technology is one of the latest and greatest in the anti-aging industry. Used in all of the top spas and medical offices for facial toning, NuFACE is noninvasive, effective, and often referred to as a “non-surgical face-lift”.
How does NuFACE work?
Microcurrent technology delivers low-level currents sending soft, gentle waves through the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin production. This method doesn’t just cover-up wrinkles and fine lines, it gets to the source! Think of it as a magic wand that turns back the clock!
Who is NuFACE for?
A-list celebrities have turned to microcurrent facials to keep their skin looking flawless every time they face the paparazzi on the red carpet. Madonna, Kate Winslet, and Jennifer Lopez are just a few Hollywood ladies that have this technology to thank for their youthful looks. For those who are 30 or older, microcurrent helps to maintain firm skin and its silky texture. As users reach the age of 50 and beyond, microcurrent works to naturally lift sagging and wrinkling skin for a more youthful appearance.
The NuFACE Trinity Facial Toning Device is the only handheld microcurrent device that has been clinically proven to improve skin tone, facial contour, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. With this easy-to-use device, you can hydrate and revitalize your complexion for softer, smoother and more youthful skin overall.
Ready to use your NuFACE device? It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!
#2 - LIFT: Glide the NuFACE device over the natural contours of your face.
Move from nose to ear for cheek application.
Move device in an upward motion from brow to hairline for forehead treatment.
Ready to see results? Shop NuFACE here.
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Start fall with a fresh start! We're giving two lucky Facebook fans a set of NuFACE Infusion Serums, designed to renew, refresh, revive, and regenerate your skin, giving you an overall improved look for the new season.
NuFACE is known for both their line of at-home microcurrent devices and their accompanying skincare. We love their line of Infusion Serums because they can be worn alone, layered together, or even used post-microcurrent treatment session. This week, we are giving TWO lucky Facebook fans a set of these effective serums to rejuvenate the texture and appearance of your skin quickly.
Valued at $340, this prize includes:
NuFACE Nourisher Infusion Serum: Alpine Rose, Apple, and Grape Stem Cells combine to protect your skin against UV and environmental damage and reduce inflammation. Perfect for all skin types, this serum is great for treating sun damage and hyper pigmentation.
NuFACE Smoother Infusion Serum: Infused with SIX different peptides, this fine line reducer strengthens skin from within, supporting your skin's natural production of collagen and Hyaluronic Acid. You'll love the smoother, fresher look of your skin, thanks to the plumping and filling properties this product provides.
NuFACE Lifter Infusion Serum: Tone and lift mature skin with this Vitamin C-enriched serum. Great for evening out imperfections like sun damage and acne scarring, this treatment works to hydrate the skin, and keep it hydrated throughout the day.
NuFACE Collagen Booster Serum: Restore your natural glow and bring back a youthful suppleness to your skin with this mini miracle. Copper Complex mixes with active ingredients to restore lackluster skin, while firming and tightening the surface. We love this serum for around the eye area as well!
Ready for your chance to win? Click here to enter.
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InStyle’s fall Beauty issue featured the season’s skin must-haves, and b-glowing.com brands were among the staples. Grouped by age, our products were picked for those in their 20s, 40s and 60s, which shows how easy it is to MAKE BEAUTY™ at any age!
GLAMGLOW® was among the “Top Priority” picks for its SUPER-MUD™ clearing treatment, with results that InStyle dubbed as instantly gratifying. The specialized formula fights breakouts, discoloration and even razor bumps and in-grown hairs. This clay mask is an overachiever, since it also improves skin’s texture, stimulates collagen production and battles multiple signs of aging.
For the flirty 30s, Clarisonic took top honors for a daily morning treatment (no surprise here), as the innovative tool evens skin’s texture and tone and leaves behind a touchable softness. The Clarisonic is also a b-glowing staff favorite because of its ability to make skin, you guessed it, glow!
Dr. Brandt’s microdermabrasion skin exfoliant was also named a necessity, but not just for the face. It can work its magic on arms, hands and the neck, brightening the tone like you’d expect during an in-office microdermabrasion session. Say goodbye to dead skin cells, and embrace your youth. In Style said, “Watch your skin take on a warm, backlit glow.”
The magazine named Luxe an essential for twice-a-week treatment for its ability to boost collagen production and fight signs of aging, especially for those in their 60s. Using breakthrough technology, Luxe immediately hydrates skin and reverses major signs of aging. It’s all about looking as young as you still feel (and maybe turning a head or two).Read More »
See what makes these luxury products so cherished and learn why their speciality treatments will have you looking and feeling better
What do you love most about working with BY TERRY products?
I love that all the products, right down to our nail laquers, are infused treatments. The products are developed to moisturize and hydrate the area they're being applied to.
What is your favorite BY TERRY product for Fall 2013 and why?
My favorite new product from the Fall 2013 collection is the new Ombre Blackstar #12 & #13. I love a smooth, matte cream shadow. You get a gorgeous smokey eye.
What can women do with their makeup to look younger?
Skincare ritual is key. Also Hyaluronic Hydra Primer is perfect to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles to achieve a youthful complexion.
Tell us your favorite Fall 2013 makeup trend.
A bold eye with a deep berry lip is gorgeous for this fall.
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A b-glowing.com brand favorite—Clark’s Botanicals—keeps its natural products in the family. Started by father-son duo Harold and Francesco Clark, the skincare line covers you from head to toe with plant-based products that are soothing, healing, and protecting. Right now, you can also receive Clark’s Botanicals Deep Moisture Mask ($22 value) free with any $80+ storewide purchase!
We spoke with Francesco about achieving beautiful skin and got an inside peek at his personal routine. He also told us all about his favorite b-glowing brands, and you can shop his picks here.
What is your daily skincare routine, and how do you adjust it seasonally or as your skin changes over time?
My daily skincare routine is always changing. I swear, I think my skin has ADD! One day it's really oily, and the next it can react so quickly to changing weather and ingredients - it'll feel like the desert. I do have constants that keep my skin in check, though.
For shaving, or when my skin is really sensitive, I use our Soothing Herbal Face Wash instead of shaving cream because it's moisturizing and doesn't leave me with redness. A lot of makeup artists love this to gently remove makeup, especially mascara, without being overly stripping. To get an added, subtle glow, I use it with my Clarisonic in the shower.
After cleansing, I use our Cellular Lifting Moisture Mist as a toner because it helps to prep the skin. This mist is not a toner, but I don't always use products in the way they're supposed to be used. It has botanical ingredients that are naturally antibacterial, so it's a good product if you're breaking out or oily, and it leaves your skin with this lifted look, so … why not? Plus, it's alcohol-free, which means it's never too much, even when my skin is being sensitive.
My third step is the Nourishing Youth Serum, but only two pumps of it - a little goes a long way. It brings back that rosy glow that might have been lost in the winter, and it has two neuropeptides that help to soften the look of wrinkles. I use this every day, no matter what.
I found that consistency makes for the best skincare routine. I immediately follow this with Anti-Puff Eye Cream, which I keep in the fridge, because the bags under my eyes come out fighting every morning!
A dab of the Smoothing Marine Cream helps to keep my skin smooth, clear, and fresh. Again, you only need very little, and the tingling means the ingredients are working!
Your products focus on rebalancing the skin, and are especially effective for acneic skin types. What are your top tips for someone trying to clear his/her skin and keep it balanced?
The trick to keeping your skin clear and balanced is consistently using a good regime. Your skin needs time to re-balance. The Skin-Clearing Face and Body Wash is something customers use in the shower to ensure they use it every day, and it makes it easy. The Intense Radiance Mask was formulated to make your skin look like you went to a spa, and you can use it as a spot treatment wherever you might have a breakout. Finally, using the Smoothing Marine Cream every day will help keep your pores clear and your skin luminous.
You used to work for Harper's Bazaar, what did you do there, and has that experience played a role in the development of your brand?
I loved working at Harper’s Bazaar. It felt like one of those moments where you were suddenly working in an incubator where all of these super-creative people got to do what they are passionate about every day.
I was a fashion assistant, and I'd say my top lessons learned there were how important it is to pay attention to detail and to follow through. If you say you'll do something, you' better do it, and do it well. I thrive in a challenging environment because it pushes you to that next level of growth. That's important to me now, too.
Also, there's something to be said about breaking the mold and taking a risk on something. In fashion and beauty, it's important not to just be another something, and confidence really becomes your parachute in that process.
Your dad helped in the development of the initial Clark's Botanicals line. Does he still contribute to new product development?
Yes, my father is very involved in the Clark's Botanicals process. This is a family business and we all help in our own ways. My father is a walking encyclopedia of homeopathy, traditional medicine, and botanicals - so family dinners jump from talking about my eight-year-old nephew's birthday party to how Ginseng combined with peptides can enhance anti-aging properties in skincare.
You are a National Ambassador for the Christopher Reeve Foundation. How has this experience changed you? What is your favorite part about being involved in this organization?
Working with the Reeve Foundation is a dream come true. Christopher Reeve was my hero before I sustained my injury, and afterwards, he was my beacon of hope. He was articulate and could challenge any scientist, but explain a research study to anyone in a way you could understand in the blink of an eye. My passion in helping find a cure means so much to me, especially with a foundation that can communicate a message and medical funding so effectively. I still get goose bumps meeting other people who sustained, or know someone with, a spinal cord injury and establish a sense of support and hope. It is life changing.
You are a business owner, an author, AND a spokesman for spinal cord injury survivors. How do you make time for yourself, and what do you do in the spare time that you have?
Time for myself. Tell me what that means? Ha! There are certain parts of my week that are non-negotiable. We have family dinners on Thursdays and Sundays. My mom pretty much cooks a Thanksgiving dinner on those days, and we're from Bologna, so if you love pasta … This is a time for us to regroup and catch up. I have an older brother and younger sister, who are both married, so the dinner table has grown. It's my favorite part of the week.
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