Jan Marini’s top three summer skin care tips

Jan Marini Summer Skin Care TipsJan Marini, CEO of Jan Marini Skin Research, is a pioneer in the professional skin care arena. She has more than three decades of experience researching and developing new and innovative skin care technologies. Below are three of her top beauty tips to help keep skin protected and youthful during the summer months.

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1.  Protect Your Hair

Sun exposure breaks down the Disulfide bonds in hair, causing color fading (think of that $200 color service), brittleness and breakage. Remember, your scalp is an extension of the same skin that is on your face and it requires the same attention! Cumulative sun exposure, throughout the year, damages and ages the scalp and, as a result, compromises and decreases the factors that promote luxurious, full, healthy hair.

·        Be sure to use a conditioner or leave-on spray that contains a sun protectant…and, wear a hat!

Jan Marini summer skin care for lips

2.  Protect Your Lips

·        Your lips are one of the most vulnerable and most exposed areas and, often, the most forgotten.

·        To prevent skin cancer while keeping your lips soft, hydrated and supple, generously massage sun protectant into the lip area.

Jan Marini summer skin care

3.  Your Skin Continues to Age in the Summer Months

·        There is a widely spread misconception that it is wise to stop using glycolics, retinols, etc., during the summer months.  Not the case! These powerful, gold standard tools can prevent a significant amount of damage, and repair damage that hasn’t yet surfaced while reversing superficial signs of aging and enabling skin to more effectively respond to UV radiation.

·        Remember, your skin ages every day and you need to consistently apply medically and clinically validated topicals that can truly assist in keeping your skin looking healthy, vibrant, refined, hydrated and luminous. Taking a break, especially during a period of more intense sun exposure, only compounds the aging process and further compromises your skin’s ability to repair and rejuvenate.



Last two days of Jan Marini’s great giveaways #jmsrturns20

July was the month of Jan Marini’s 20th anniversary and they celebrated with giveaways. As the month winds down there are just two more days so I thought I’d share those with you.

2 winners to receive Retinol Plus Mask – Valued at $90 each
Amplify Anti-AgingJAN MARINI retinol mask

The Retinol Plus Mask is formulated with the maximum concentration of retinol plus advanced anti-aging technologies for long-term skin rejuvenation and an immediate polished, more refined appearance. The mask reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, hyperpigmentation and acne.

Grand Prize! 2 winners to receive a year’s worth of skincare (Skin Care Management System plus a customized product for your skin) – Valued up to $1580
Unparalleled Results

jan marini grand prize

The highly acclaimed Skin Care Management System featured breakthrough, clinically proven technologies that deliver superior results within days. Addressing all skin concerns, the System improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, redness, acne, acne scarring and hyperpigmentation.

Go to Jan Marini’s Facebook page to enter. Lots of luck. — Marcia

Staging my own age intervention: Jan Marini Retinol Plus Face Cream

Pretty much every time I look in the mirror I think, “I definitely need an age intervention.” Well, Jan Marini has come to the rescue sending the Age Intervention Retinol Plus Face Cream ($65), which dispatches skin directly into rehab.

Jan Marini Age Intervention Face Cream

Jan Marini Age Intervention Face Cream

The major goals for my skin intervention include tackling fine lines, improving texture, and reducing pore size. Jan Marini’s Age Intervention Retinol Plus Face Cream is the perfect product for the job. Retinol is a fantastic antioxidant that basically creates healthy skin cells. The issue with many retinol products is the packaging. If the jar or tube exposes the product to air or sun, the retinol becomes inert. So if you are investing in any retinol skin care make sure it’s not in a jar or a clear container. Retinol that is packaged correctly will give you dramatic results in wrinkle reduction, skin tone and elasticity.

The Age Intervention Retinol Plus Face Cream is perfectly packaged so the retinol retains its efficacy. Jan Marini says it has “the most aggressive levels of stabilized all-trans-retinol with advanced peptides and antioxidants” which means quick results. I think that is what makes this a truly great product – it is so much more than retinol. The superhero ingredients like antioxidants fight free radicals, safflower oil helps repair skins fatty acids, and peptides rebuild collagen.


Age Intervention Retinol Plus Face Cream perfect airless pump

cream swatch

Retinol Plus Face Cream swatch

After a few weeks, the change in skin’s appearance including fine lines, texture, and pores is definitely noticeable. It also has lots of hydrating ingredients, so this face cream moisturizes while it fights fine lines and smooths skin texture. This thin, creamy lotion is fragrance-free and sinks in easily.

The Age Intervention Retinol Plus Face Cream is meant to be applied twice a week until your skin gets used to the very powerful and effective ingredients. You simply can’t get a more effective retinol product and I highly recommend this. You can find Jan Marini  products on their online site, at Dermstore.com, and at various spas and dermatologist offices.  – Lisa

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Ingredients:  Water/Aqua/Eau, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glyceryl Stearate, Polysorbate 20, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Polysorbate 60, Stearic Acid, Stearyl Alcohol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Retinol, Myristoyl Tripeptide-4, Sorbitol, Bisabolol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Chrysin, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Steareth-20, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, BHT, Phenoxyethanol

Lisa’s Top Ten Self Tanners

Self tanners have come a long way, baby. Years ago they were difficult to apply, smelled horrific, and turned you an unnatural looking orange. There are some truly great options out there today, options so great no one should be afraid to faux tan! I put my self tanners into two categories:  one night stands (these only last until you wash them off) and marriage material (these give you more committment – at least one week). Here are my top ten self tanners. The first five are my favorite one night stands and the next five are my favorite marriages.

1.  Gleam Body Radiance

Gleam Body Radiance

Gleam Body Radiance

Four fantastic color options, this one night stand is also the perfect remedy for any bad ‘marriages’.

2.  Red Carpet Kolour

Red Carpet Kolour

Red Carpet Kolour

Oh my this is a terrific one night stand…it makes any skin flaws disappear with beautiful tint and soft shimmer.

3.  Le Metier Bella Bronzer

Le Metier Bella Bronzer

Le Metier Bella Bronzer

The best liquid bronzer for the face and decolletage, hands down.

4.  Tarte Maracuja Rainforest Glow

Tarte Maracuja Rainforest Glow

Tarte Maracuja Rainforest Glow

A beautiful golden tan that is waterproof (hello swimming!) but not soap proof (hello one night stand!).

5.  Carlene K Shine Bronzer Body Glow

Carlene K Shine Body Glow

Carlene K Shine Body Glow

There’s a reason this is a favorite of Hollywood starlets – it’s gorgeous, easy to use, and I love the beautiful golden shimmer.

6.  Jan Marini Bioglycolic Sunless Self Tanner

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Jan Marini Bioglycolic Sunless Self Tanner

I love this especially as a face tanner.  The color adjusts to your skin so it’s extremely natural looking.

7.  Supergoop Self Tanning Sunscreen Mousse

Supergoop SPF 20 Gradual Self Tanning Sunscreen Mousse

Supergoop SPF 20 Gradual Self Tanning Sunscreen Mousse

This sunscreen is also a gradual self tanner, which is a great way to build up to that commitment.

8.  Tan Towels

Tan Towels take away those tan lines!

Tan Towels take away those tan lines!

See the tan lines? Tan Towels are a super convenient way to make them a thing of the past – even if you have the tan lines of a blogger.

9.  Make Me Smooth You Glow, Girl

Make Me Smooth You Glow, Girl

Make Me Smooth You Glow, Girl

I buy this self tanner over and over because it gives gorgeous color and I can get it in any scent I want. My most frequent pick is Day at the Beach, which is a “Coconut infused scent potion that will take you back to lazy days spent at the beach.”

10.  Beautisol Summer Glow Dark Tan Body Self-Tanning Lotion

Beautisol Summer Glow Dark Tan Body Self Tanning Lotion

Beautisol Summer Glow Dark Tan Body Self Tanning Lotion

This is a marriage, all right – it takes some time but it applies beautifully, gives deep dark color, and is total marriage material.

Happy faux tanning!  – Lisa

Getting ready for summer with Jan Marini

Summer is coming…are you ready? Jan Marini can help you out. She sent the BIZ her Bioglycolic Sunless Self-Tanner ($28) and her Daily Body Protectant SPF 34 ($28) to test. Both get high marks as well as a place in my beach bag.

Jan Marini

Jan Marini helps get your summer started!

The Daily Body Protectant is perfect for the beach. It truly is extremely water-resistant, although it’s wise to reapply after swimming. This is a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects the skin from UVA and UVB rays. It works for both body and face since it’s oil-free and leaves a matte finish.


Daily Body Protectant SPF 34

This blends in smoothly and easily with no tacky feel afterwards. It really moisturizes the skin though and it also has Hyaluronic Acid, which helps keep moisture in the skin while also fighting free radicals. Plus, with an SPF of 34 it has plenty of power to keep even the palest skins safe in the sun.

self tanner

Bioglycolic Sunless Self-Tanner

The Bioglycolic Sunless Self-Tanner is truly special. This is not the type of self tanner that dyes your skin a darker hue. Instead it has amino acids that do a chemical dance with the protein in your skin, which means that everyone gets their own unique and very natural looking self tan. Not only is the color then perfect for you particular skin type, it also looks far more natural rich color that truly looks like it came from the sun, not from a bottle.

before Jan Marini Self Tanner

before Jan Marini Bioglycolic Sunless Self Tanner

After Jan Marini Self Tanner

After Jan Marini Bioglycolic Sunless Self Tanner

I use this on my face and on my body. This self tanner is not only for color, it also makes skin healthier and has anti-aging ingredients. I will put this on at night after I wash my face, usually over my face, neck, decolletage and arms. In the morning I have gorgeous color that is just perfect for my skin. If I put it on in the morning, I find it takes about two hours to fully develop. Looking at my face without and then with the Bioglycolic Sunless Self-Tanner has definitely made me a devotee for life.  – Lisa

You can find Jan Marini products on their online site, at Dermstore.com, and at various spas and dermatologist offices.

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SPF info

Daily Body Protectant SPF info

Self Tanner ingredients

Bioglycolic Sunless Self Tanner ingredients

Jan Marini Facebook Giveaway

Jan Marini is a terrific, cutting edge skincare line with potent products that give real results.  We just learned about a Facebook Giveaway, here’s the info and good luck!!

Jan Marini just launched its Rejuvenate & Protect Giveaway on Facebook. By simply “Liking” the Jan Marini Facebook page, ten lucky winners will receive the C-ESTA Face Serum and the new Marini Physical Protectant SPF 45 – a $135 value!

Jan Marini’s C-ESTA Serum dramatically rejuvenates skin.  With continued use skin will appear smooth and supple and will become measurably firmer and more resilient. Deep lines will appear far less pronounced, skin tones will even out and the skin will appear noticeably younger and healthier.

The new Marini Physical Protectant is the ultimate in physical protection and is the newest product to join Jan Marini’s highly acclaimed sun protection offering. This weightless, cosmetically elegant formulation combines multiple antioxidants with broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection to prevent sun damage and help decrease the risk of skin cancer and premature aging while soothing and calming UV and heat distressed skin. Microscopic sponges and a universal tint provide sustained oil control in a sheer, matte finish that is ideal for all skin types.

Visit the Jan Marini Facebook page to enter. Ten winners will be announced on October 17th, 2012.