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.

Jan Marini

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.

 

 

Why I love Lindi Skin and a giveaway so you can too

Lindi Skin collection

Lindi Skin collection

I try a lot of skincare brands but none of them is like LINDI SKIN. The 4 products I was sent to test are remarkable and unusual, all in a great way. The line is unlike anything I’ve tried and I’m so delighted with it that I begged asked the brand to do a givaway for one of you.

LINDI SKIN has a variety of skincare that is meant to be a solution to problems. Their products were created to soothe skin especially to relieve the effects of radiation, chemotherapy, and day-to-day wear resulting from cancer treatments. The brand goes beyond cancer patients though as I’ve seen in my own use. It’s for anyone.

The 4 products I have are the Lindi Face Wash ($22), Lindi Citrus Face Serum ($36), Lindi Eye Hydrator ($30), and Lindi Lip Balm ($10).

LINDI FACE WASH

Lindi Skin Face Wash

Lindi Skin Face Wash

Lindi Fash Wash is a liquid cleanser that is meant to both clarify and hydrate. It doesn’t strip my skin but I do need moisturizing after using it. This is a very effective and gentle cleanser that removes makeup and grim with ease. It’s the basis for getting your skin ready for more.

LINDI CITRUS FACE SERUM

Lindi Citrus Face Serum

Lindi Citrus Face Serum

The Citrus Face Serum is my very favorite of the products I am using. I’m in love with this. It’s thicker than any serum I own and it’s luxurious feeling on my skin. It was created to both soothe and revitalize skin and it does that to my skin.

I find it a little too thick to use under makeup but I adore it as my night time serum. The feel is amazing. This comes in two scents, lavender and citrus. The citrus is just a hint of a wonderful scent and dissipates quickly.

Lindi Facial Serum

Lindi Facial Serum

Here’s what Lindi says about this: “Formulated with the highest concentration of our proprietary LSA Complex ®, replete with botanicals, antioxidants and vitamins, this serum provides beneficial moisture and ultimate comfort to compromised skin on the face, neck, chest, back and scalp. The unique non-oily formula glides on silky-smooth and begins restoring immediately. The Serum has been clinically proven to reduce the facial rash, redness and itching that are a common side-effect of some types of chemotherapy.  It’s gentle soothing nutrients also make it great for anyone who wants healthy skin.”

Lindi Facial Serum

Lindi Facial Serum

I wish I was able to adequately explain how soothing and wonderful this feels on my skin. The first time I used it I was a little surprised because it felt so different than anything I’ve used. Now I never want to let it go. I use this either with my fingers or the wonderful JeNu Ultrasound Infuser and it’s made my skin smoother than ever. A+++

LINDI EYE HYDRATOR

Lindi Eye Hydrator

Lindi Eye Hydrator

I make no secret about my love for eye creams and eye treatments and Lindi Eye Hydrator is one of these loves. The Eye Hydrator too is totally different than anything I’ve tried. It comes in a small glass jar and feels and looks like silky honey. It’s not sticky at all though. It makes the area under my eyes so smooth while hydrating it too.

 

Lindi Eye Hydrator

Lindi Eye Hydrator

This is a nutrient rich gel that also helps with undereye puffiness and works to improve the look of your skin. What I have on my finger above it enough for 2 full days. I just need a dab of it. I use a small plastic facial spatula since I don’t want to use my fingers to get this out. I know people complain constantly about jars but this seems to be the best packaging for this silky gel. I love the effect of this and use it at least once a day.

LINDI LIP BALM

Lindi Lip Balm

Lindi Lip Balm

I wanted to hate the Lindi Lip Balm because of the packaging. I have long fingernails so I can’t easily dip into a little pot like this. But I can’t hate it and still use it every night before bed, can I? The lip balm is soft yet firm. I keep a covered lip brush right next to it so that I can slather this on before I pop into bed. Even when I wake up during the night I can feel how soft my lips feel and that it’s still working. It’s also a great cuticle cream that I like to use just before bed.

As you can see, I’m very impressed with the effects of Lindi Skin. It’s good for us and it’s even more wonderful for people with serious dry skin issues because of cancer and radiation along with a slew of other illnesses. I will continue to use the Face Serum and Eye Hydrator long after these 4 items are used up. — Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  There will be one winner of all 4 products reviewed. The value of this giveaway is $96 so one US Subscriber is going to be a very happy person. The giveaway is open through 5/18/15 at 11:59 p.m. If WordPress closes comments towards the end please email me at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it Lindi Skin. Make your comment in the email and you can count that as your entry so you can continue.

Lindi Skin

Lindi Skin

All LINDI Skincare products are

  • Clinically Tested
  • Proudly made in the U.S.A. in an FDA compliant facility
  • Dermatologist & Allergy tested
  • Paraben Free
  • Never Tested on Animals
  • Backed by our 30-day 100% Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Non-irritating

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JeNu Ultrasonic Infuser is going to be your #1 product of the year

You can now change the effectiveness of the skincare you use in just 1 minute. How is that possible? Learn about the JeNu Ultrasonic Infuser and you’ll be as sold on this as I am.

JeNu Infuser

JeNu Ultrasonic Infuser

When I was offered the JeNu Ultrasonic Infuser to test out I was a happy daughter. My dad was a gadget man and he passed that down to his kids. We are all in love with gadgets but it’s not unusual for that love to wear off. I seriously doubt my love the the JeNu Infuser will ever wear out. This is one amazing “gadget” and ranks up there with my iPhone and iPad as things I can’t be without.

JeNu Ultrasound Wand

JeNu Ultrasound Wand

With the JeNu Ultrasound Infuser you use your own skincare since JeNu’s goal is to intensify the absorption of the products you use. It’s been proven to increase the absorption by 3X.

Here’s what you’ll receive: the JeNu Ultrasound Wand, the charger, and a tube of the MicroSphere Conducting Gel which allows the JeNu Infuser to be used with any skin care product. A charge will last you for 30 applications.

JeNu Infuser with Microsphere Conducting Gel

JeNu Infuser with Microsphere Conducting Gel

Now let’s get to work. After cleansing apply your skincare of choice whether it’s a serum, an antioxidant gel, a moisturizer or even an eye cream. My personal preference is a serum since I think serums have the most effective anti-aging ingredients. Apply the JeNu MicroSphere Conducting Gel in the middle of the Infuser but don’t use too much. Then press the power button and move over the areas you want to treat in a circular motion. It’s that easy. The gel will evaporate and shouldn’t leave your skin feeling sticky. You can do more minutes elsewhere on your face since the Infuser can be used anywhere – face, neck, eyes and even lips. Finish up with any other products you want and you’ll be thrilled.

JeNu MicroSphere Conducting Gel ingredients

JeNu MicroSphere Conducting Gel ingredients

I’m still using the system only in the evenings since that’s when I do my major skincare routine. I’m usually rushing in the morning and I love luxuriating in the feel of the JeNu Ultrasound Infuser and knowing that I’m working to look my best. I can’t turn back the sands of time but I can sure work at making them take back some of those lines that I hate.

The JeNu Infuser is not inexpensive but it’s worth every penny and right now it’s on special for 25% off.  Compared to some other products on the market the price of this isn’t that bad. What matters most though is what you are doing for your skin by helping the skincare products you chose to work their hardest when absorbed into the skin.

The more I use this, the more I want to continue. I’m using it on my entire face, my neck and under my eyes. That’s 3 minutes to get 3X better results from the skincare I’m using. My next step is to use the JeNu Active-Youth Lip Serum that I just ordered. I can’t wait to start that and report back to you.

JeNu Ultrasound Infuser, the perfect gift for your mom (or yourself)

JeNu Ultrasound Infuser, the perfect gift for your mom (or yourself)

I keep mine in a bright pink cosmetic bag and seeing it on my vanity makes me the happiest woman around. Make yourself happy or give it for a gift to your mom and make her ecstatic. Once you see your results, you’ll be agreeing with Vogue magazine that this is the one of the Top 10 Game Changing Products to Own in 2015.

Do you have a minute or three to spare? Your mirror will thank you! — Marcia

 

*received for editorial consideration and I’m so happy about that.

More information from JeNu:

“The JeNu MicroSphere Conducting Gel ™ is designed to be used in conjunction with the JeNu Ultrasonic Infuser. Ultrasound energy requires a medium in order to be transferred. Our proprietary gel is designed to focus that energy on the vital complexes in your favorite skin care products giving them an ultrasonic push into your skin. Ingredients: Water, Bis-PEG-8 Dimethicone, Propanediol, Glycerin     (The following ingredients are in amounts of 1 percent or less) Disodium EDTA, Carbomer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Panthenol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-7, Blue 1 (CI 42090)

I’m going to make you jealous…my recent Kleraderm facial

Be sure to enter to win our amazing Kleraderm Treatment Giveaway Basket!

Be sure to enter to win our amazing Kleraderm Treatment Giveaway Basket!

I know, I know…I am SO lucky that I live in southern Michigan! While the weather and our football team can be iffy, I have Detroit baseball and a local Kleraderm counter. Those of us lucky enough to be Michiganders get amazing – and free – facials by Joanne at Kleraderm. I had one recently, and can’t wait to share how terrific it was. You can join in the Kleraderm fun with our current $530 Kleraderm Giveaway (enter HERE) and you can also get a smoking deal with Nordstrom’s upcoming event – I have the details for you after I make you mad at me because I get to see Joanne in person.

Kleraderm just launched a terrific website, kleradermusa.com, where you can find detailed information on the products available for purchase. What is so cool about a Kleraderm facial is Joanne (or the fabulous Michael) use products that aren’t even available yet in the states. The facial I had last weekend, including total pampering service in a private room and all the treatment bells and whistles, would cost me about $200 in a typical upscale spa.

Kleraderm Omorfies Cleansing Milk

Joanne started my facial by cleansing my skin with Omorfies Cleansing Milk, since this product contains over 27 active enzymes and helps to balance skins natural mantel.

Next, she put a Glycolic acid 25% solution on for about 6-8 minutes. This is a special treatment item that is not available for purchase.

Kleraderm Botofit Serum

After rinsing off the Glycolic, Joanne applied a layer of the Botofit Serum 20% (this is a topical Botox alternative and it is in our current giveaway basket!) and let it penetrate my skin. She then topped it with the coolest product – Kleraderm Mud Oil. This has tons of vegetables in it along with  synergy. It really smelled like vegetable soup!  Joanne left this on my skin for 12 minutes and then rinsed the Botofit and Mud Oil off.

Kleraderm Lifting Serum

Next, Joanne applied the Lifting Serum (available for purchase) because of its natural ingredient Pygeum Africana, which is a sap from a Pygeum tree that grows in Africa. It has powerful lifting properties and also acts like an aspirin for skin, which makes it a good product to apply after such intense treatments.

The next step was applying a Cryogenic Anti-Age Mask. I so wish this was available for purchase! This mask is a powder with plants from the ocean, and once mixed with water the properties become active (alive!). When it is applied it feels like ice, although not in a painful way, it is totally doable even for big wimps like me. The colder it gets, the deeper it is going down through the skin, finally resting in the nucleus of the skin cells. When the mask is done it is almost like rubber. Joanne pulls it off in one in one sweeping motion, like a huge Biore strip. She held up the mask for me to see and it had all the dead skin that was loosened up during the glycolic acid and mud oil treatments. Gross…but fascinating!

Kleraderm Eye Gel

After the mask Joanne applied Botofit Serum 20% Eye Gel to help with fine lines and wrinkles around my eye area. She even put it on my eyelids to help keep them smooth and free from the crepe paper look. A tip she gave me is that eye shadow primer can actually increase eyelid wrinkles because it dries out the lids so much.

Kleraderm Eye Contour CreamJoanne followed that with Eye Contour Cream all over my eye area, under my eyes and on the eyelids too. She even applied the Eye Cream on my lips and in the lip area since eye cream is made for skin with virtually no pores, making it very penetrating.  She definitely recommended using the Eye Contour Cream on the mouth area before moisturizer to help lock in moisture all day.

Kleraderm Collastin Cream

For the final steps, Joanne applied Kleraderm Neogenesis, one of their new product lines which uses stem cells from vegetable plants. She used Oreo Fill on my lip line and I was astounded at how plump and full my lips looked!  ‘Oreo’ in Greece means KISS, and my lips looked as kissable as possible. Finally, Joanne topped my skin with Collastin Cream from the IDRODERM line. This products is made up of collagen and elastin fibers that actually wrap around your own collagen and elastin fibers.

Joanne recommended that I start using the Eye Contour Gel every morning and every night topped with an eye cream, as well as Botofit Cream under my moisturizer every morning and every night.

If you live in the area, you HAVE to go see Joanne or Michael at Nordstrom Somerset or Nordstrom Partridge Creek for a facial. Also, there is a Nordstrom promo on 5/9 at Somerset and 5/29 and 5/30 at Partridge Creek – a free infinite beauty treatment from Kleraderm by appointment only and the gifts are:

$250 purchase – full size Amber+Argon cleanser ($58 value)
$300 purchase – both cleanser and full size Amber+Argon Body Cream ($133 value)
$350 purchase – previous two gifts plus a full size Self Tanner with anti-age and UVA/UVB protection. This does not stain the skin, instead it works with the skin’s natural pigment ($225 value)
Anyone is welcome to the goodies! All you need to do is call Michael for a pre-sell order and they will ship to you for free.  (248) 835-2770
In the meantime, don’t forget to enter our giveaway for a $530 Kleraderm Treatment Basket HERE!!  – Lisa
*service was provided and is available to any local customers

Happy Earth Day giveaway from Derma e

Youngblood Beauty

Today, April 22nd is officially Earth Day. It was first celebrated in 1970 but didn’t become international until 1990. I remember the day quite fondly since April 22, 1990 is the day my husband set to stop smoking. It was a fitting tribute because of the pollution that smoking causes (my personal opinion) and because it was a day we could remember. Now 25 years later he still doesn’t smoke and our personal world is better for it.

In honor of Earth Day derma e® has offered a great giveaway to two US subscribers of Beauty Info Zone. We’ve done a lot of reviews about derma e® and always appreciated what they stand for. derma e® natural skincare products are 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten free, and GMO-free.

Here are the 5 products you can win:

With these 5 products you’ll have a complete skincare regimen that is friendly to your face as well as being earth friendly.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  There will be 2 winners from the US only. This will be open through 5/6/15 at 11:59 p.m. EST. If comments close please email your comment to beautyinfozone@gmail.com with the title DERMA E GIVEAWAY. Once that’s done you can click “I commented” and continue with the other options you are interested in.

Prizes will be send by derma e to the winners.

What are you doing for Earth Day? — Marcia

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Anniversary Kleraderm giveaway #3: $330 Anti-Age skin care basket!

The Beauty Info Zone anniversary party continues with our biggest Kleraderm giveaway basket yet!  Joanne Recchia, my wonderful friend and the owner of Kleraderm, has designed a fantastic Anti-Age Skin Care Basket for today’s anniversary giveaway. Here is what you can win:

Kleraderm AntiAge Giveaway Basket

Kleraderm Anti-Age Giveaway Basket

Anti-Age Basket (Total Value $330!!)  This basket features the Anti-Age line, which was created for mature skin types. Products in this line promote the turnover of new cell growth while also firming and hydrating the skin. The Kleraderm Anti-Age line offers the tools necessary to guarantee maximum results through a high content of Hyaluronic acid and essential fatty acids. Used daily, these products help skin recover natural flexibility, elasticity, and firmness.

Kleraderm Antiage Eye Contour Gel

Kleraderm Anti-Age Eye Contour Gel

Anti-Age Eye Contour Gel is an oil free gel that is used daily. This beautiful eye gel reduces swollen areas and puffiness around the eye, while simultaneously reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Kleraderm Antiage Eye Contour Cream

Kleraderm AntiAge Eye Contour Cream

Anti-Age Eye Contour Cream is a thick, creamy eye cream with a high content of vitamins and amino acids. This eye cream  helps fight off the formulation of free radicals while also diminishing fine line and wrinkles. Used daily, it lightens dark circles and promotes a natural even skin color in the delicate eye area.

Kleraderm Antiage Essential Cream

Kleraderm AntiAge Essential Cream

Anti-Age Essential Cream is a daily treatment moisturizer with a high content of active ingredients and essential fatty acids, along with native collagen to help restore moisture and improve skin’s elasticity. With daily use, skin becomes hydrated and firm, regaining its natural youthful glow.

Is the Anti-Age basket the right one for you?  This is a perfect collection of the basics you need for hydration, firmness, and wrinkle reduction.   Just use the Rafflecopter to enter. This giveaway is open to US only through April 22nd at 11:59 p.m.

Towards the end of our giveaways the comments sometimes close early.  If that happens to you just email me your comment at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it Kleraderm Giveaway #3 comment. Then you can click “I commented” on the Rafflecopter and keep on going. And don’t forget to enter our other Kleraderm giveaway for Omorfies and Neaderma skin care baskets – just click HERE.  – Lisa

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*Giveaway contributed by Kleraderm*

LATHER teaches a lesson in good salesmanship and products

LATHER Skincare has done something that I wish all skincare companies would follow. Lather has full lines of skincare with wonderful products but one thing they do that makes them stand out from the rest is that they sell skincare kits. These kits are perfect for traveling and for testing out products to see what works best for you.

Lather About Face Combination Skin Kit

Lather About Face Combination Skin Kit

For $29.00 each LATHER sells 3 kits containing 5 products for different skintypes  – oily, combination and dry. I was sent ABOUT FACE COMBINATION SKIN KIT to test and it made me realize that they are on the ball. This kit contains 5 products all packed and ready for travel. Stick this whole set in a ziploc bag and you are ready to face the airport ‘police’. Products range from 0.5 fl oz to 2 fl oz which fit regulations.

Now I don’t happen to travel all that much so this is a great way for me to test out new products to see if my skin likes them.

Lather kit products

Lather kit products

ULTRA MILD FACE WASH 2 oz. is a clear gel-like cleanser with a mild fresh fragrance. It’s foaming but not overly so. My face feels properly cleansed and refreshed with this. The kit size is 2 oz. and full size is 6 oz ($19). Since I wasn’t sure if the fragrance would be overwhelming in this or other products, this is the perfect way for me to try.

ULTRA MILD FACE WASH

LATHER ULTRA MILD FACE WASH

CITRUS BALANCING TONER smells delightful. I love the smell of citrus and will always choose it when available. It’s not an overwhelming fragrance but it’s so refreshing. This toner is alcohol free and is made to keep the balance in normal to oily skin. It’s to be used after cleansing to remove any excess dirt or oils plus it helps keep the pH balance of your skin. While it’s not a step that everyone takes, the ingredients in this are ones you want to use. For example linoleic acid and lemon bioflavanoids help keep your skin clean and irritation free. It contains Vitamin E for antioxidant protection. Like all Lather products, it’s paraben free. (2 oz kit size, $16 for 6 fl oz)

LATHER CITRUS BALANCING TONER

LATHER CITRUS BALANCING TONER

ULTRA LIGHT FACE LOTION is a very lightweight moisturizer which works for me in warmer weather since that’s when my skin isn’t quite as dry. It’s a botanical lotion that contains special ingredients like borage oil and grapeseed oil which are great for damaged or problem skin. It absorbs quickly and wears well under foundation. I’ve never had balling up using this. My face feels moisturized without any oily finish. Unfortunately it doesn’t have SPF so I have to recommend using a separate sun protection. There’s a tiny bit of botanical fragrance but really nothing to speak of. (full size $21)

LATHER ULTRA LIGHT FACE LOTION

LATHER ULTRA LIGHT FACE LOTION

WHITE CLAY DEEP PORE CLEANSING MASK is a bonus to me in this kind of kit. I get to try it and have it around if I’m traveling. I’ve never owned a travel size mask other than packets that I never use up so I have to toss them. White clay is known for its purification and stimulation. It’s a great mask to exfoliate pores (of which I have many). It’s a gentle mask no matter what type of skin you have. Besides the white clay they use bentonite clay to draw out the oils and impurities even more. I love how my skin looks after using the mask since my pores aren’t as noticeable. (0.5 oz in kit, 4.0 oz full size $22)

LATHER WHITE CLAY DEEP PORE CLEANSING MASK

LATHER WHITE CLAY DEEP PORE CLEANSING MASK

BAMBOO SILK FOAMING FACE SCRUB WITH LEMONGRASS is a clear gel containing bamboo silk and small jojoba beads that are mild, natural exfoliants. I thought that the fragrance of this would bother me but it’s very mild and has an almost sweet citrus fragrance. The exfoliating powder in this makes it another good cleanser to have in your arsenal. It gently foams and washes away well if I use a wash cloth or bamboo cloth. It is both sulfate and paraben free.

LATHER BAMBOO SILK FOAMING FACE SCRUB

LATHER BAMBOO SILK FOAMING FACE SCRUB

All I need to add is SPF and an eye cream and I’m set to go. After trying these I’d be interested in trying out the About Face Dry Skin Kit next winter. My favorite product in the combination kit is the Citrus Balancing Toner but I also like the Bamboo Silk Foaming Face Scrub and White Clay Pore Cleansing Mask.

LATHER About Face Combination Skin Kit

LATHER About Face Combination Skin Kit

A great way to try an excellent cruelty-free line! Nourish, cleanse, exfoliate your way to better skin with Lather. — Marcia

*sent for editorial consideration