Wednesday, May 22, 2019

EltaMD: the Ultimate in Sun Protection

     In honor of Skin Cancer Awareness month we wanted to create our beautystoredepot divas a simplified guide to Dermatology’s premiere sun care brand EltaMD.  EltaMD stresses the importance of protecting the skin from UVA/UVB rays and informs us of the negative interactions and contributions the sun can potentially create in our skin and inside our bodies.  EltaMD says sun protection “is essential to good health and contributes to a sense of well-being” and we completely agree!  Here are some essentials to help with your decision on what EltaMD sun care best suits your skin care needs and compliments what you need from your protectants for just face, just body or BOTH.
     For the face, the top selling products will be both the EltaMD UV Clear and UV ReplenishEltaMD UV Clear is unique in that it is formulated for acne-prone, hyperpigmented and rosacea-prone skin types.  Containing both physical and chemical sunscreens, this liquiform protectant also contains 5% Niacinamide helping blemished skin as well as discoloration.  For drier, stressed skin types EltaMD has formulated their NEW UV Replenish SPF 44.  This wonderfully silky SPF lotion contains 100% Physical sunscreen protectants (10% transparent Zinc Oxide as well as 5.5% Titanium Dioxide) for gentle yet powerful sun protection!  What sets UV Replenish apart aside from the that is the infusion of hyaluronic acid that keeps drier, dehydrated skin “replenished” and looking supple under the Summer sun.  Other EltaMD options specifically for the face are: UV Elements, UV Daily, UV Facial and UV Physical.
     As for the body, EltaMD has covered all bases with: UV Aero, UV Lotion, UV Sport and UV Spray.  The two most popular being UV Aero and UV Sport.  UV Aero SPF 45 most notably because it is a continuous spray making it easy on the applicant by allowing for application in the hardest to reach places.  This oil-free, full-body sunscreen was created for all skin types with both physical and chemical actives providing fast, convenient protection for everyone!  Not far behind is the EltaMD UV Sport SPF 50 designed for a more active consumer.  This formulation does not rinse off in water and will not drip into eyes with perspiration.  It contains an 80 minute wear before re-application is encouraged making it ideal for use by outdoor athletes, children or those who are in for an extended hike or a long day out on the beach.
     Not really someone who wants two products for face AND body?  EltaMD kept this in mind and created two simplified sunscreens UV Pure and UV ShieldEltaMD’s UV Pure SPF 47 is a 100% physical sunscreen that embodies almost everything about a traditional physical sunscreen.  It is a thicker consistency that will benefit from emulsifying in hands prior to face and body.  Next is EltaMD UV Shield SPF 45 that contains both physical and chemical sunscreens allowing for a sheer, lightweight formula.  It blends easily into the skin with no residue making it wonderful for those with normal to oily skin types.
     From simply walking down the street to extended family beach trips, sun protection is vital to the skin’s survival.  We encourage you to relay any questions to our exemplary customer service team to fit you in the best EltaMD sunscreen to get you through these blazing summer months and for year around protection.  We look forward to hearing from all of you!  Have a fabulous summer and as always thank you for shopping with beautystoredepot

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Mother's Day Gift Guide

     Mother’s Day is a day to appreciate, celebrate and the women we hold most dear to our hearts.  Whether that be with a spa visit, chocolates and flowers or even, yes, you thought it...SKINCARE it is our time to turn the tables and spoil them rotten. has created a gift guide to treat and pamper your Mom this Mother’s Day!

Start with wrapping her in luxury with our newest addition to beautystoredepot, The Active Towel. Though they have an assortment or wonderfully designed, eco-friendly products, our absolute favorites are the Turkish Cotton/Bamboo blend Mediterranean Towel and Monterey Robes.  So soft, the Monterey Robe cloaks in comfort while the beautifully-loomed Monterrey Towel dries quickly and efficiently making it a perfect option for the bath, pool, at any favorite spa and resort.

All of our wonderful skincare brands have a mask/que that will indulge any skin type with hydration, anti-aging and clarifying benefits!

GlyMed Plus’ Anti-Aging Exfoliant Masque improves the skin’s firmness, texture and tone with a blend of glycolic, lactic and salicylic acids and jojoba beads. Essential lipids and pharmaceutical grade botanicals help repair and protect the skin.  Skin will glow and feel baby soft!

Osmosis Skincare’s Tropical Mango Barrier Recovery Mask is as lovely as it sounds.  This Mask nourishes, hydrates and restores the skin’s lipid barrier with the help of fruit oil and nut butters. Afterward, skin will glow, feel supple and replenished!

Always a great go-to are any of our skincare regimens!  We have a lot of wonderful brands mom will probably gush over, but most notably....

Boost her radiance with iS Clincal’s Pure Radiance Collection!  Mom will be glowing from forehead to decollete after receiving the absolute best medical grade skincare has to offer.  Minimize the appearance of dark spots, blotchiness and dullness. This mix will gently exfoliate, while promoting the optimal look of healthy skin.
Also available in Pure Calm & Pure Clarity Collections.

Or, just get her started on her way to better, younger more supple skin with Dermalogica’s AGE Smart Skin Kit.  AGE Smart® contains scientifically-advanced ingredients proven to impact the major biochemical reactions that contribute to skin aging before they start. Each product protects against skin-aging catalysts and helps repair existing skin damage to restore the skin's structural integrity. Skin is left dramatically smoother, tighter, firmer and healthier!

     Here a just a few ideas to spoil mom this Mother’s Day!  For our last-minute shoppers, ship to Mom directly at checkout and take advantage of our 21% off option (TODAY 5/9 only) AND free shipping!  If you have any concerns or questions please reach out to the beautystoredepot customer service team to help guide you.  Contact us via web chat or call us at 1 (800) 926-5219.  We look forward to hearing from all of you and as always thank you for shopping with beautystoredepot!

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Rosacea Awareness Month


     Rosacea is more than just redness of the skin.  There are varying grades of rosacea with different symptoms that range from visible bumps along with redness to thickening of skin with potential induction of acne-breakout.  In between dermatologist visits, how can someone with rosacea help to curb or subside their symptoms?  In honor of rosacea awareness month, beautystoredepot has created a product guide for you to help correct and manage symptoms of rosacea by minimizing the visible signs of rosacea.

     One of our most popular product lines for rosacea clients is G.M. Collin Sensiderm.  Wonderfully soothing with a silky texture, Vasco-Tonic Concentrate helps to calm sensitive, rosacea-prone skin with vitamins, antioxidants and botanical extracts.  This double-duty formula additionally provides toning effects through boosted hydration and can even be used around the sensitive eye area to diminish ocular redness and under-eye circles.

     An esthetician’s must is GlyMed Plus Rosacea Relief due to its ability to treat telangiectasia (a common symptom for those with rosacea).  This is a condition in which widened venules (tiny blood vessels) cause threadlike red lines, patterns on the skin, or even clusters.  Roscea Relief will also promote skin elasticity and repair long-term damage caused by internal heat and irritation brought on by imbalance.  Similar to the Vasco-Concentrate, this product can also be used around the eyes to reduce dark circles!

     Lastly, our unsung anti-redness, anti-aging hero product is Osmosis Skincare Level 2 Calm Serum.  This retinaldehyde serum is safe for use on rosacea prone skin types due to the smaller molececular bioavailablity the liposomal delivery system provides to skin prone to inflammation or irritation.  This is a wonderful advancement in the name of skin care because it helps to provide structure to aging-roscea prone skin that may otherwise be neglected due to other harsher retinol options.  Additionally, Sea Buckthorn Extract kills the Demodex mite which has been linked to Rosacea and plays a vital role as a potent anti-inflammatory.

     If you have any additional questions or would prefer to find a rosacea-related treatment product from a preferred product line not mentioned in this blog, please reach out to the beautystoredepot customer service team to help guide you.  Contact us via web chat or call us at 1 (800) 926-5219.  We look forward to hearing from all of you and as always thank you for shopping with beautystoredepot!

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Clarisonic Versus PMD Clean Start.....and the winner is??

Let me first start out by saying, if you aren't already using some sort of cleansing brush then I would strongly encourage you to do so immediately.  Not only will a cleansing brush or device clean your face between 2-5x better than a washcloth or using your hands, but it will also allow your product to penetrate deeper and provide much better results.  Now that we have covered this.....we can move on to the battle!

I have been a Clarisonic girl for almost 15 years now.  I purchased my first one in my mid to late 20's and have been hooked ever since.  I was swayed to try a Foreo by a rep a few years back and loved the fact that there would be no more replacement brushes, but couldn't get behind the way I held the device and it just didn't feel as if my face was getting as clean.  But, since we recently added to our inventory the PMD Clean Smart Facial Cleansing Device and since it has been a few years, I decided to give it a whirl.

I get the PMD home and open the box....already dreading the whole having to charge it for a few hours before use, BUT much to my surprise there are no plugs and it is battery operated.  This is automatically a plus for me.  Why you ask?  Well this means no more bathroom needed counter space for the base AND no wires.  I was still curious to see if it would have the same amount of power behind it, but it definitely does!

It did take a few days of me getting use to not having the feel of the brush head.  I also had gotten use to seeing the brush head get dirtied up with my makeup and/or product...I know, kind of strange, but it was good to see how much was coming off and I felt like once it was clear I knew my face was completely clean.  However, I am not the best at replacing my brush heads and it can get really disgusting underneath.  Additionally, the expense of having to replace the heads definitely adds up.

I have now been using the PMD Clean Smart Facial Cleansing Device for two weeks and I am in love!  My skin actually looks smoother which completely surprised me as I was only hoping for it to match the Clarisonic. I have officially made the switch and below are the reasons why.

  • PRICE - The PMD Clean Smart Facial Cleansing Device is significantly less expensive than a Clarisonic (Clarisonic ranges from $129-$350 and the PMD is only $99).  In addition, you no longer have to replace brush heads which is yet another savings.  My battery is still going strong after two weeks, so I definitely feel like this expense will be far less than the cost of replacing brush heads.  
  • EASIER TO USE - The PMD is lighter than the Clarisonic and thinner so it's even easier to grip and use.  
  • NO MORE CHARGING! - It would never fail that my Clarisonic would need to be charged at an inopportune time....but not any more!  As long as I have a battery, I am good to go!
  • MORE COUNTER SPACE AND NO MORE WIRES! - This is a complete personal preference, but I am enjoying the extra counter space since I no longer have the base AND really loving not having any wires.  Granted, I could have kept it underneath my bathroom sink, but when you are charging it so often, it just ultimately ended up staying out.  
  • SIMILAR IF NOT EXACT MODES - The PMD also offers 3 different speeds along with the anti-aging massage option.'s official.  I am now a PMD Clean girl!!  Give it a try, I assure you you won't regret it!

Until next time.....stay you and stay beautiful!

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