We love it when our brands get featured in the beauty sections of fashion magazines, but it's even more of a treat when the morning shows decide to show showcase a few of the them.
That was the case this morning on the Today Show when the Tanda ZAP was featured in a segment called "Products That Actually Do The Trick."
The Tanda ZAP is known as one of the best zit zappers on the market because it wages war against your blemishes for 24 hours and its $49 price tag is to good to be true. Tanda light therapy works from the inside out to eliminate acne as well as helping to prevent future breakouts.
Light therapy is one of the latest spa treatments on the market but you can bring the professional treatment into your own home with this easy to use and safe device. Tanda ZAP's powerful blue light destroys acne causing bacteria on sight and it's gentle vibration and warming helps to open pores so bacteria has nowhere to hide.Read More »
Everything you need to know about the Miracle Skin Transformer is in the name. Simply put, this skin enhancer has so many functions you'd think it's to good to be true.
An antioxidant-rich tinted skin enhancer that leaves your skin airbrushed, hydrated and protected in one easy step. Who knew that one product could transform skin instantly? Miracle Skin Transformer SPF20’s first-ever naturally derived silicone formulation is designed to improve skin texture, minimize fine lines and pores and reduce pigmentation spots over time.
The "jobs" of the Miracle Skin Transformer are endless but the main ones are hydrate, enhance and protect. You know that once you apply this product in the morning, it's not just giving you a nice coverage and reducing redness, but it's working from the time it's applied to the moment it's taken off to reduce pigmentation spots and refining pores.Read More »
Shop Le Couvent des Minimes here.
Introducing Le Couvent des Minimes - the latest addition to the b-glowing.com family. Our staff is already addicted to this luxurious brand.
Inspired by the long tradition of plant-based care and well-being used at the convent of Mane in the south of France, the product recipes use no unnecessary ingredients to maintain the effective simplicity Le Couvent des Minimes is known for.
You are going to LOVE the elegant design of the packaging. Each container features a decorative engraving, paying homage to the ancestral traditions of the convents and monasteries. We love this historical touch that celebrates the brand's muse.
Our Le Couvent des Minimes staff picks include the affordable and fragrant Soap Bar Eau des Missions - a steal at only $7! We are also loving the Gardener's Hand Healer, which nourishes and repairs dry, damaged hands.
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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The makers of the famed 100% natural lip balm tins have expanded their line to include hand cream and tinted lip balm tubes!
Lip Balm Tubes: Available in Coco Rose (blush pink), Mocha Orange (nude shimmer), and Cherry Blossom (soft cherry), these tinted lip balm tubes are all 100% natural and petroleum free. Each tint penetrates and nourishes upon application, using plant oils to restore and comfort dry and sore lips.
Hand Cream: Available in Coco Rose, Mocha Orange, and Cherry Blossom, these hand creams have a light, non-greasy formula that nourishes throughout the day. The perfect decoration for your desk, these 2.8 oz tubes are fresh, with a name-coordinating fragrance that is subtle and pleasant.
b-glowing.com staff has quickly fallen in love with the deliciously bright packaging of these new products in pink, orange, and yellow. The easy-to-grip lime tops make both the hand cream and lip balm tubes easy to handle and leak-proof. These tubes are the perfect addition to your purse and/or beach bag this season!
More than 1,600 SELF Magazine readers tested 1,505 new beauty products launched this year, and the results are in! Check out the b-glowing.com brand products that won 2013 Healthy Beauty Awards!
Best All-Around Conditioner:
Fekkai Advanced PrX Reparatives Conditioner - Transform your hair into silky-soft locks with this lightweight, nourishing conditioner. We love this product because it not only removes product build-up, but also strengthens against breakage. Combine with Protein Rx Reparative Shampoo for best results.
Best Body Self-Tanner:
St. Tropez Self Tan Dark Bronzing Mousse - It seems St. Tropez products are constantly winning 'Best Of' awards. This lightweight, easy-to-apply self tanner was developed with advanced formulations and innovative technology to adapt to your individual skin tone. We love the long-lasting, streak-free color that delivers a natural-looking tan with just one application. Combine with the St. Tropez Tanning Mitt to keep hands stain-free.
Best Antiacne Cleanser:
Eau Thermale Avène Cleanance Gel Soapless Cleanser - This soap-free deep cleanser eliminates impurities without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Perfect for oily and blemish-prone skin, Cleanance is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. We love the PH balance this product provides! Follow with Cleanance Emulsion Lotion to regulate overproduction of oil throughout the day.
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Shop Earth tu Face here.
When Sarah Busco and Marina Storm started making skincare products in their kitchen for personal use, they probably didn't anticipate their tinkering would go any further than their own home. However, shortly after their initial experiments, these two herbalists from California turned their recipes into a full-range of 100% natural skincare products. Having just launched in 2012, Earth tu Face has already received high praise from Marie Claire, Vogue.com, and Harpers Bazarre, as well as other top authorities in the biz.
Free from toxins and synthetic compounds, Earth tu Face believes you should never put on your skin what you wouldn't put in your mouth. With products designed to restore and rejuvenate skin cells, Earth tu Face is free from fragrances, fillers, preservatives, and chemicals, and uses reusable, compostable, and recyclable containers. Mother Earth approves!
We love their Face Serum, made with blue chamomile and carrot seed. This organic facial oil is great for all skin types, and can be used as a daily moisturizer in the morning or a hydrating night treatment, or both!
Check out more new brands and products on our New Arrivals page!Read More »
Shop First Aid Beauty here.
New from First Aid Beauty! We are loving this convenient new product from one of our favorite skincare brands. Gentle Cleansing Wipes easily remove makeup, dirt, and other impurities from the skin in a travel-friendly wipe!
Whether you are throwing these in your suitcase to save space, or adding them to your gym bag for post-workout refreshing, these wipes will keep you clean on-the-go! These time-savers are great for mornings when your alarm doesn't go off, or nights when you just can't seem to make it to the sink to wash your face.
Other uses? Keep a pack in the car for quick clean-up, or toss them in your beach bag to stay cool and de-sand feet.
Want to know what else is new? Check out our New Arrivals page for the latest and greatest!Read More »
We're celebrating Independence Day week by recognizing some of our favorite products made in the Land of the Stars and Stripes.
ARCONA Magic White Ice: Part of ARCONA's signature Basic Five routine, Magic White Ice is a daily hydrating moisturizer that works to balance the skin as well as clarify the complexion. We love how the gel consistency leaves a dewy finish that feels light and refreshing. For dryer skin, try Magic Dry Ice.
PRTTY PEAUSHUN: Created by makeup artist Bethany Karlyn, PRTTY PEAUSHUN is an all-over body perfecter that uses light-reflecting pigments to even out skin tone, enhance muscle tone, and give the skin a radiant glow. This is a celebrity favorite, and a b-glowing staff must-have for short weather!
Jack Black All Day Oil-Contol Lotion: A Men's Health Award winner, this product absorbs oil throughout the day, keeping the skin shine-free. The lightweight formula gives you a matte look from AM to PM, and works to minimize the appearance of pores. This multipurpose skincare is a great gift for the guy-on-the-go, providing protection from the elements, keeping his skin clear, and oil under control.
rms beauty Cream Eyeshadow: Great for all ages, these nourishing cream shadows moisturize the eye, minimizing the appearance of lines. The sheer pigments are easy to apply, and instantly create an illuminating effect that brightens the eye, and creates a natural contour. These shadows look amazing all on their own, and look best when applied to the lid and crease using your fingertip.
These top picks aren't the only products waving Old Glory, all of these featured brands make 100% of their products in the U.S. of A.Read More »
As the temperature increases outside, so does the amount of oil and sweat our bodies produce during the day. We've polled our b-glowing.com beauty experts to provide you with their top tips and tricks to control shine this season.
Adjust Your Face Wash:
If you are noticing an oilier complexion, we recommend changing up your skincare routine, starting with your daily wash. Creamier cleansers, formulated for hydration, are great for dryer winter months, but in the summertime switch to something more lightweight with oil-controlling ingredients. We recommend Erno Laszlo Oil-Control Cleansing Bar to balance your skin and keep oil at bay.
Don't Skimp on the Moisturizer:
Even if you are feeling oily, it's still important to moisturize after cleansing your face. Moisturizers act as a barrier between your pores and your makeup, and can also provide SPF protection and other skincare benefits like anti-aging treatment and, in this case, oil-control. Peter Thomas Roth Max Anti-Shine Mattifying Gel absorbs shine and controls excess oil and sweat throughout the day, without over-drying the skin. We love this as a primer for makeup. Great for men too!
Lighten Your Makeup Load:
In hotter temps, heavy foundation can melt into pores, increasing oil production and causing breakouts. In the summer season, reach for lightweight makeup formulas like tinted moisturizers or sunscreens. One of our favorites is Jouer Cosmetics Matte Moisture Tint. Available in multiple shades, this oil-free, water resistant, mattifying tinted moisturizer controls shine, and contains SPF 15 protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays.
Tempted to touch-up? Beware! Piling on additional layers of powder not only looks cakey, but can contribute to even more oil production, and clogged pores. Before you reach for that compact, try a disposable blotting paper instead. One of our favorites is the Evening Aburatorigami Blotting Papers by Tatcha. These all-natural, charcoal-infused papers leave no residue on the skin, and won't disturb your makeup. With 40 sheets per pack, you can touch-up-and-trash, without spreading oil or bacteria around.Read More »
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This week's hidden gem is Jack Black DIY Power Peel - 40 Pads. These Multi-Acid Resurfacing Pads are designed to provide a professional-strength peel, with less irritation than a trip to the doctor's office. Formulated with glycolic, salicylic, and natural fruit acids, these pads exfoliate the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
We love the convenience of these travel-friendly pads, and how they instantly improve the overall appearance of your skin in one easy step. Perfect for the guy … or gal … on-the-go!
Why We're Pumped About These Pads:
Jack Black is widely known as a Men's brand, however we know that almost all of their products have quite the following with the ladies. The DIY Power Peel is no different - just ask our staff!
“The Jack Black DIY Power Peel is a great product for both men and women. I use them once a week for a great exfoliation, that leaves my skin feeling smooth and refreshed. They are also great to use after waxing to prevent ingrown hairs. An easy-to-use, must-have!” - Customer Service Director, Katelyn
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You prep, polish, and pamper your skin with more beauty products than can fit in your vanity; you load your kids up with SPF every day before they head out to conquer the world; even the family dog takes a trip to the groomer once a month … forgetting anyone?
Men might be the last people you think of when it comes to primping and priming, but sometimes they need it more than anyone else! From shaving their face every morning, to working in the yard on weekends - their skin takes a beating and rarely gets relief! This week's 'Top Picks' post is dedicated to Men's skincare products your guy will love, and his skin will thank you for.
Art of Shaving Mid-Size Kit: A perfect place to start, this all-in-one kit includes travel sizes of top-selling Art of Shaving must-haves: Pre-Shave Oil, Shaving Cream, After-Shave Balm, and Shaving Brush. Known to provide optimal shaving results and help to prevent ingrown hairs, razor burn, and nicks, your man can sample these selections before purchasing the full-size versions. We love the Lemon or Lavender for summertime.
Blind Barber Watermint Gin Facial Cleanser: NEW to b-glowing.com, this multipurpose cleanser smells delicious and fresh, but not overpowering. Gentle enough for twice-daily use, this cleanser flights acne, hydrates, and leaves the skin feeling cool and fresh. Great for hot, sunny days!
J Paul Guard - Face & Body Lotion: A moisturizer and SPF for face and body all-in-one! We love this multipurpose, non-greasy formula that protects your man all over in one simple step. This water-resistant skin-saver packs-in SPF 20 AND nourishing ingredients to keep his skin supple and smooth - which you'll both appreciate.
Jack Black Epic Moisture MP10 Nourishing Oil: Women have recognized the benefits of facial and hair oils for years. Here's the Men's option! Formulated with 10 natural oils, this lightweight, fast-absorbing product both hydrates the skin, protects from harsh environmental elements, and improves the skin's overall appearance. Great for soothing the skin post-shave, and for taming crazy hair days!Read More »
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!Read More »
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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.
For more 'Tips & Tricks' posts, stay tuned to the b-glowing.com Magazine.Read More »
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We were honored and excited to welcome new b-glowing.com brand, Koh Gen Do, to our office this week to learn more about their fabulous line of skincare products, and experience them all first-hand!
What was the highlight of the visit? Our staff was treated to deep tissue facial massages using one of Koh Gen Do's most sought-after products, Macro Vintage Royal Massage Milk.
This multipurpose moisturizer can be used as a hydrating mask, a body, face or massage lotion, or as a base for makeup. Infused with micro collagens, tea extract, and lactic and malice acid, this product optimizes your PH level - helping to clear blemishes - while moisturizing and protecting your skin. And it's a new must-have for our staff!
Hailed as a makeup artist's secret weapon, Macro Vintage Royal Massage Milk is used on-set of some of the most popular TV shows and box office hit films, prior to makeup application. Why? Because it effectively and instantly plumps and smooths the skin like nothing else, creating a perfected canvas for all makeup.
You will love how silky and soft your skin feels after adding Macro Vintage Royal Massage Milk into your daily AM and PM skincare routine.Read More »
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The Hydra-Therapy Skin Vitality Mask, also commonly known as 'the pink mask', is not only an effective cult classic among beauty buffs of all ages, but an in-demand one. Selling once every 5 minutes, this skincare must-have might be hard to get your hands on, but when you do, it's well worth the wait!
Why we love it for dry skin ...
Refreshing, soothing, and energizing, this peel-off mask works to hydrate your complexion by pulling moisture into the skin and binding it to your dehydrated cells.
Why we love it for sensitive skin ...
Great for all skin types, this treatment is especially popular with sensitive skin types, as it alleviates stress caused from air travel, sunburn, and even daily exposure to irritants like pollution.
Why we love it for mature skin ...
Designed to revitalize and boost the complexion, this mask diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by plumping the skin to its full potential, leaving you looking younger with a radiant glow you'll love.
Ready to try this replenishing beauty must-have? Add it to your beauty bag here.
Learn more about the Hydra-Therapy Skin Vitality Mask in this quick how-to-use tutorial!Read More »
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Whether it's the trends rocking the runway, or the cult classics celebs are loving lately, we're letting you know what the industry is buzzing about this week in our latest Hot Off the Press post.
US Weekly reported the must-haves for fall from celebrity makeup artists in-the-know in 'Back to Cool Kits'.
Clarisonic Mia 2: This is a skincare top pick for EVERY skin type. Go beyond cleansing with this handheld device that utilizes sonic technology to gently, but deeply, cleanse your pores without irritation or harsh chemicals. Reduce dry patches, oily areas, and blemishes while improving the overall appearance of your skin.
Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint: Infused with Ginseng and Ginko Biloba leaf extract, this lightweight moisturizing tint evens-out skin tone while promoting a healthy complexion. It's perfect for all skin types, and gives your face a glow you'll love.
T3 SinglePass Whirl Curling Wand: Create perfect, natural-looking waves with this clipless tool. The SinglePass technology heats your hair evenly from end to end, giving you frizz-free, radiant curls quickly and easily. We love the automatic one hour auto shut-off feature!
Tammy Fender Intensive Repair Balm: A best seller, this miracle cream is a favorite among celebrities thanks to its ability to repair damaged tissue and assist in the healing of scars. This all-in-one treatment also removes redness and discoloration, fades under eye circles, tightens your skin and stimulates new cell growth. What's doesn't it do?!
EVE LOM Cleanser: Hailed as "the best cleanser in the world" by Vogue, it's no wonder this staff favorite was also featured here. We love this gentle, yet effective, cleanser that quickly removes makeup and impurities of the day, leaving a perfectly balanced and radiant complexion. The accompanying 100% muslin cloths pair with the cleanser to improve skin circulation and exfoliate the skin at the same time.
All of these trending products and more can be found at b-glowing.com.Read More »
Face these facts: some of our newest arrivals in skincare are making a serious difference for both men and women. From media darling Heir Atelier to shaving king Ursa Major to Mother Nature-made Deitanseki, learn about b-glowing’s latest additions!
HEIR ATELIER, Ultimate Makeup Prep: Crave a simple morning routine? This serum is for you then, since it not only hydrates, but it also creates the perfect canvas so your makeup will look better throughout the day. Use on freshly cleansed skin before makeup application for a romantic, dewy complexion that never looks greasy. It also boasts anti-aging elements, Vitamins C and E and zero parabens or silicone. It’s kind of an overachiever.
Oh, and some of its biggest fans include Vogue, Vanity Fair, InStyle, Allure, Daily Candy, Zoe Report, and GenLux magazine.
URSA MAJOR, Stellar Shave Cream: There’s no reason to dread your morning shave when you’re armed with nourishing shave cream, especially when it protects against razor burn. Ursa Major’s shave cream is concentrated, so it softens your whiskers, plus one bottle lasts 3-9 months, for most shavers. With it, you’ll ditch the toxins and chemicals (it’s 98.6% natural), and since it’s non-foaming, you can clearly see every spot you need to shave—and those you don’t—meaning, no accidents. Apply it by hand, and for best results, combine use with other Ursa Major shaving products.
DEITANSEKU, Charcoal Soap: Great for both guys and gals, charcoal works as a natural purifier, which means it’s also an amazingly effective cleanser. Charcoal latches onto dirt, impurities, and even makeup, leaving with you with a deep-clean, while still maintaining moisture-rich skin. Don’t let the appearance fool you; your skin will be left with a cypress scent after each use.
Editor's Tip: As with any soap be sure to rinse well. And due to its color, this one will even let you know where you missed!Read More »
Each year, Allure honors the “Best of Beauty,” naming the 14 most innovative products of the year. b-glowing brands have graced the list yet again for 2013 with two products in the top 14 and two more receiving honors for hair. Read all about the products, and learn what makes them rank among the best!
Eau Thermale Avène Cleansing Foam and Mattifying Fluid: The formula is loved for its ability to cut down on oil production without leaving skin dry. Instead, it helps users achieve a matte finish. Although each can be used separately, using them together creates the best results. Both are paraben-free and leave the T-zone looking T-errific.
T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i: The original T3 Featherweight is winner of four Allure “Best of Beauty” picks. The Luxe 2i model has been optimized for speed, drying medium-textured hair in only 7 minutes (faster than the original)! The innovative tool evaporates the water on the hair fast enough that the mois
ture in the strands isn’t stolen—so your hair is never damaged. It also reduces frizz and increases both body and shine. Talk about Featherweight Champion.
“Best of Beauty” Hair honor for Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Heat Protect Spray: Help your hair before styling by protecting it against heat damage. This dry-spray uses keratin proteins to nourish hair while defending it, too. You can use before styling, to reshape, or on wet hair before blow drying.
“Best of Beauty” Hair Honor for Frederic Fekkai Luscious Curls Conditioner: Honey nectar and ginseng control frizz often associated with naturally curly hair, while leaving the hair gorgeously vivid. Its moisture boost works to define and control curls, plus detangles without adding weight.
BY TERRY just debuted its new Graphism makeup collection, and our staff had a great time testing these amazing products. They not only create a beautiful, sophisticated look, but they also feel even better on your skin.
We were lucky enough to have four Hyaluronic Sheer Rouge to experiment with, and the pigments and consistency left us completely blown away. This lipstick will give you a punch of color, while maintaining a super-rich moisturizing feel.
We really love them all, but two of our favorites are the Be Red and the Plum Plump Girl. One is a vibrant red with a neutral base that will look good on all skin tones. It can sometimes be hard to find a good red with so many different shades from which to choose, but we are confident anyone can pull this shade off.
Plum Plump Girl is a daring, violet fuchsia that is great for fall. While it might not be your every-day, go-to color, it is perfect for an evening out or when you’re feeling especially bold.
BY TERRY is known for its Ombre Blackstar Cream eye shadow, and this product always gets rave reviews. What we’re most excited for is the two new matte colors: Black Matte and Brown Perfection. You get the creaminess of cream shimmer shadow but with a demure finish, plus each color can be layered for the desired effect and shade. We were able to get a light contour with the Brown Perfection, but also amp it up for a smokier look.
Then we tried the new Crayon Khol Terrybly additions in two truly pigment-packed colors: Royal Navy and Emerald Evasion. Here you can see just how bright and high voltage the Royal Navy shade is. It’s an easy way to make a statement without having to do a lot of work. With just a little mascara and liner, the look was totally eye catching. We couldn’t stop staring at it! The green is equally as beautiful, but dialed down a notch, so it can absolutely be worn to a more conservative occasion.
Remember, to MAKE BEAUTY. ® is to Make Creativity! Shop these picks and all BY TERRY.Read More »
We love introducing devotees to new brands and products, especially those that have a strong cult following. In our 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.
You’ll soon see a reduction in both inflammation and skin irritation, courtesy of the raspberry antibacterial properties and the wine extracts. Plus, acne scars will be diminished with the powerful combination of vitamin E, aloe, and green tea extract.
We love keeping the bar in the shower as an easy way to remove makeup, too, as it can penetrate deep layers without irritating sensitive areas. Although the bar is not a soap, it leaves skin cleansed and toned, without the use of chemicals.
One very important note: the Clarifying Bar smells incredible, and as much as you might want to, we recommend sticking to cleansing with it, not eating it.Read More »
Jack Black is bringing sexy back…to you! Once the top pick for fellas, Jack Black is also designed for you. It’s time to get even more intimate with your man and take advantage of sharing this amazing line—so you can get even closer to him. Here are our top picks that already work for your guy and can work for you, too.
DIY Power Peel - 40 Pads: These pads make for great daily exfoliation for refreshed, smooth skin. Our editor also recommends using them after waxing to prevent ingrown hairs.
Pit Boss Antiperspirant & Deodorant: The gentle formula protects against irritation and perspiration with a clean, refreshing fragrance. When shared with your man, you can breathe in his scent all day, keeping him close even when you’re far apart.
Protein Booster Skin Serum: Collagen boosting peptides help diminish wrinkles by 45% in less than two months, while anti-aging ingredients even skin tone by getting rid of 56% more spots. Now you can both stay young forever…or at least look that way!
All-Over Wash - 33oz: This body wash, face cleanser, and shampoo will save plenty of room in the shower. It gets rid of dirt and sweat without stripping, providing thick, rich lather with special botanicals for a fresh scent. It's simply an exhilerating experience!
Epic Moisture MP10 Nourishing Oil: If you want it all, this has it all. This oil is great for skin and hair, infusing both with intensive moisture plus potent antioxidants. It’s lightweight, quick absorbing, and, of course, gender neutral.
If you’re ready to share your care with your man, start shopping Jack Black now.Read More »
We love introducing devotees to new brands and products, especially those that have a strong cult following. In our 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.
For unpredictable skin, we love the Tanda Zap! It's lightweight, inexpensive and serves dual purposes. Not only is it great for acne prevention, but it also works to speed up the healing process of existing blemishes. Talk about a miracle worker!
The specialized blue light is used to target the specific type of bacteria that causes acne, so you end up giving your skin an actual fighting chance and a head start before skin-clogging bacteria can do its damage. Once a blemish has occurred, the light still works against the active bacteria, destroying it and significantly reducing the irritation and inflammation.
Some tips on use:
-Make sure your hands and skin are clean. Never touch your face with dirty hands: the golden rule!
-Make sure the device is clean, as bacteria can build on it between use. Simply wipe it down with warm water and antibacterial soap. Do not submerge device in water.
-For preventive measures, think of your face as four quadrants and spend some time on each area by moving the device around slowly.
-For existing blemishes, place the device close to, but not directly over, the area and treat as necessary. It's very important to clean device between uses.Read More »
Get your best skin this winter by taking care with five essential steps.
Pre-cleanse: loosens and breaks down makeup to pull impurities to the surface.
• Apply your pre-cleanser to the forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin and add a little water to help with distribution. Using the tips of fingers, work the pre-cleanser over the skin in small circles making sure to get the side of the nose and hairline. Work over the face twice and lightly rinse with water. You do not need to completely remove pre-cleanser. This is also a good time to remove any eye makeup. An eye makeup remover may be necessary for waterproof mascaras, but a pre-cleanser will loosen most eyeliners and shadows.
Cleanse: Effectively remove makeup, debris, and environmental build up.
• Apply your cleanser in the same manner you would your pre-cleanser and work in the same directions. Work over the face twice and rinse thoroughly. If you still feel like you have excess makeup a second cleanse can be done. Some people only need to wash their face once a day, and if you are a makeup wearer, do this at night, as you never want to sleep in your makeup.
Masks/Exfoliators: Exfoliate to keep pores from clogging with dead skin cells. Masks can be treatment-based to help fight signs of aging, prevent acne, or help treat other problems.
• There are a few types of exfoliators; some are mechanical (beads, sugar, etc), and some are chemical (typically mild safe acids, such as salicylic), and some are even both. Sensitive skin types will usually benefit most from one or the other but not a combination.
Most exfoliators should be worked over the face in the same manner as a cleanser, but spend extra time on problem areas, such as the sides of the nose and the middle of the forehead, between the brows. These areas tend to accumulate dead skin and oil-causing blackheads.
Pay attention to your skin, and go at your own pace. If you feel that something is irritating, or your skin appears redder than usual, maybe skip a day of exfoliating.
• Masks are pretty fool proof, as you apply them evenly to the face or problem area, leave them on for recommended time, and the remove thoroughly with a damp cloth.
Toner: Works to balance skin’s pH levels and refine pores.
• Some toners are mists, while others are applied with a cotton pad or ball. Whichever you choose, make sure you are covering all areas of the face and neck so that the skin is balanced and ready for any serums and moisturizers.
Serum: These active treatments penetrate the skin’s top layer to combat various concerns.
• Serums are generally used to target a concern, such as anti-aging, dark spots, acne or others, so they should be used in your problem areas. Apply liberally, but also make sure you are concentrating the product to the area needed. Allow serums to dry and settle before applying your moisturizer.
Moisturizer: Lastly, provide appropriate lubrication to ensure healthy and happy skin!
• Moisturizers should be applied evenly over the face and the neck. If you are looking to add sun protection to your regimen, now is the time to do it! Moisturizer should be set and dry before applying any makeup.Read More »
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The NuFACE mini is a petite, portable microcurrent facial toning device FDA-cleared for facial stimulation and a non-invasive anti-aging solution.
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During a time while the beauty industry is looked at more heavily under a microscope; it’s become important for companies to be transparent about their ingredients and values. Just because you cut out the chemicals, doesn’t mean your beauty route has to suffer. As requested, we’ve compiled a short list of some of our top selling vegan products.Read More »
With one product, deemed "facial in a jar", you can reveal smoother, even-toned, and glowing skin without the irritation. We are completely obsessed.Read More »
The oil that started it all, created by former model Linda Rodin, satisfies every beauty need.Read More »
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The best new thing in skincare is here, and it's FOREO Luna. This gentle, effective and hygienic cleansing system will revolutionize your skincare regimen while delivering anti-aging benefits at the same time.Read More »
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Skincare guru Tammy Fender sure knows her stuff! We recently sat down with the beauty behind the brand to learn more about her tonics and how to incorporate them easily into our existing skincare routine. Read on to learn all about this skin-saving step you might regret skipping!Read More »
New Year, New You, we’ve all heard it, right? Well...we’d like to assume you’ve been exfoliating year-round, but if not, now’s your chance to add this important step to your regimen.
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What is Melanoma?
Melanoma is the most deadly of skin cancers. It develops when a cell becomes damaged—usually from UV radiation—and then reproduces without any order or control, eventually becoming a malignant tumor. Melanoma can spread very quickly to other parts of the body if not caught early, which is why it’s so important to check your skin regularly. In fact, when diagnosed and treated early, the survival rate is nearly 100%.
How can you prevent Melanoma?
A person’s risk for melanoma doubles if they have had more than five sunburns at any age, so it’s important to protect yourself from the sun every single day. The most sun damage occurs just by day-to-day exposure, so even if you are walking to the office or driving in your car, you are being exposed to the sun. There are four simple steps you can take to ensure you are always protected: cover up, seek shade, apply sunscreen, and then reapply. And make sure your sun protection is broad-spectrum, which ensures it protects from both UVA-aging rays and UVB-burning rays.
When chronic stress landed Sarah Kugleman in the hospital, she took action. Forced to re-evaluate her hectic lifestyle, Sarah embarked on a journey that would change her life. During a three month leave of absence, she traveled to Iceland as part of her healing process. Surrounded by the natural oasis of pure, unspoiled waters, air, and plants, Sarah drew inspiration for what would later become skyn ICELAND.
As devoted fans of this therapeutic skincare line, b-glowing brings you an insider look at the woman behind the brand. Learn more about skyn ICELAND founder Sarah Kugleman, her tips for a stress-free lifestyle, beauty must-haves, and personal skincare routine.
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Stress has played a large role in your life, and the development of your brand. What do you do to relieve stress?
It has to be a holistic approach. 8 hours of sleep a night, a healthy and nutrient-rich diet, 64 ounces of water a day, a good exercise program and BREATHE! It's the simple things that really help us alleviate stress … and it's how we take care of the inside that shows on the outside. When I slip into a period of extreme stress, I know I have to get more sleep (when you get less is when you get sick!), cut out the refined sugar and white flour and load up on Omega-rich foods (to decrease internal inflammation such as salmon and avocado), antioxidants (lots of berries), magnesium (sweet potatoes) and vitamin B complex (broccoli) and vitamin D (supplement), try to get some cardio or yoga into my week and get a massage!
You are a mother, have you taught your daughter about stress management? What advice do you have for parents that want to educate their children about stress?
My daughter has a severe nut allergy, and that's very stressful. Also girls, even at that age, can bully a bit. That's also stressful. I have helped her manage her stress by teaching her how to breath (sometimes we take deep breaths together!), the importance of sleep, the importance of eating organic and healthy foods (NO soda, NO candy, NO processed foods, LOW chemicals
), as well as exercise (she does ballet, gymnastics and tennis) and drinking lots of water. Stress is mental too - being able to manage what goes on in your head. I always tell her, "No one can make you feel badly about yourself. You are in control of your own feelings. Tell yourself 'I am a nice person, I am a good friend, and no one can make me feel badly.'"
Iceland has provided much inspiration to you in the development of your brand, how often do you travel there? What are your favorite things to do while visiting?
I travel back to Iceland usually once a year. Some of my favorite things to do are climb to the top of a glacier, walk on the black sand beaches at sunset and soak in a thermal bath. I also love hopping in a car with an Icelander and just driving wherever our whim takes us … you can discover the most otherworldly places there. Favorite food? I love lamb and yogurt. Iceland has unbelievable organic, locally-raised lamb and also locally-cultivated skyr, which is like the best yogurt you've ever had! Favorite place? That's so hard to say!! There are really so many incredible places - Eyrarbakki, Southern Iceland, which has these incredible black sand beaches and blue-green waters, and Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which is a huge waterfall you can walk under.
You started gloss.com, what is one of your most memorable moments from your time there?
There were so many moments where I had total out of body experiences with gloss. A few that come to mind … Finding out that I had closed a round of $5 million in financing and had to quit my job! Sitting in a meeting with Sara Jessica Parker, and her agent Kevin Euvaine, and negotiating a joint partnership. Being at a press event and having Victoria Principal teach me how/what to do when having your picture taken by a group of paparazzi. Having Jennifer Aniston introduce me to her fiancé Brad Pitt. Having lunch with Michael Keaton. Sitting in the Estee Lauder company headquarters on a Saturday, in hiding, while they discussed buying my company! Crazy …
You've attended, prepped and primed the models at New York Fashion Week for 8 years now. How would you describe your personal style?
Urban Chic - modern but comfortable.
What are some of your favorite pieces in your closet?
My black Chanel clutch, my snakeskin Givenchy bag, my blue patent Gucci platform pumps, my Rachel Zoe camel coat with faux fur collar, Tahari sequin dress, and a beaded mini skirt I bought years ago in St. Tropez.
What is your go-to makeup look?
Black eyeliner, black mascara, pink lip gloss and a little bronzer!
What is your daily skincare regime?
How does your daily skincare regime change with the seasons?
In the winter I use the Arctic Hydrating Balm either instead of the Pure Cloud Cream or sometimes in addition to the Cloud Cream - my skin is super dry in the winter. In the summer sometimes I use the ANTIDOTE instead of the Pure Cloud Cream - I love the cooling sensation when it's hot and humid. Also, when my skin is winter dry or summer parched, I'll switch to the Pure Cloud Cleanser.
What advice do you have for people that want to develop a skincare routine, but don't know where to start?
Keep it simple. Cleanse, moisturize and treat your eyes. When you're stressed it shows up first in the delicate eye area - this is where we see stress, aging, exhaustion, poor diet etc. So an eye cream is critical for overall skin health. Also, you have to cleanse your face (never go to sleep with makeup on!) and even if your skin is oily or combination, it needs moisture. I'd say start with a good daily cleanser (like skyn's Glacial Face Wash, which is gentle enough for all skin types, but really deep cleans without drying), a great moisturizer for your skin type (like skyn's Pure Cloud Cream) and an intensive eye cream (like our Icelandic Relief Eye Cream). Then when you get used to your routine and find the products that are right for you, you can add to it and layer on products to enhance, such as a serum, skin peel, SPF, etc.
What's next for skyn ICELAND?
Global expansion, exciting new partnerships, and fantastic, ground-breaking new products for inside and out.
What can we expect to see in the next year or two?
We have an amazing serum and mask coming for fall, and next spring we're releasing a totally revolutionary new eye product. I'm also really excited to bring more information and education to our customers about stress management, research in the area of stress, relaxation techniques, fitness and nutrition tips and inspiration as well.
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