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.  

So.....it'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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Monday, November 26, 2018

A Hidden Gem....Brave Soldier

Having been in the beauty industry for almost 15 years now, I have tried my fair share of products.... most especially facial cleansers.  I have used over the counter facial washes, incredibly expensive, anti-aging, mid-grade.....seriously, you name it and I have probably tried it at some point and time.

However, I have now been using the same facial cleanser for 2 years and I have no plans on switching.  This cleanser always provides an amazingly fresh feel, incredible clean, and manages to replace moisture that I loose throughout the day.  It has also now become my 9 year old daughter's favorite face wash too!  She has just recently started struggling with an occasional blemish and ever since she began using this face wash, her blemishes have decreased substantially.

So what is this amazing face wash?  How much is it going to cost me?  Both of the answers will most likely surprise you.  It's the Brave Soldier Clean Skin and it is only $18.00 for 8 ounces!!!  That's right ladies and gentlemen....$18!!!!  And it only takes a small amount per use too.  When it was just myself using the face wash, it would last me for around 6 weeks....now with my daughter and husband using it...well, let's just say it definitely doesn't last as long, but still a completely amazing value.


Another hidden gem from Brave Soldier is the Shower Shave.  This is another fantastic value at only $18 and I love the fact that it's another product that my hubby and I can share.  This doesn't only save us money, but also saves shower space....which can prove to be a challenge.  The Shower Shave helps to provide me with an incredibly close shave and leaves my skin smooth and silky.  Better yet is that both of these products come in a sturdy and easy to use pump.

Want your chance to win a full size Clean Skin for yourself?  Simply comment on this blog with your holiday wish and email and we will randomly select a winner....or maybe even two...I am feeling a bit "Santa like" today. 

Don't forget, if you ever have any beauty questions or concerns feel free to contact our friendly customer service team toll free at :  1-800-926-5219 or over live chat.  

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

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Friday, November 23, 2018

Dermalogica Rapid Reveal Peel - What Is It & How Does It Work?

If you are like me and you hear the word "Peel" in regards to skin care, treatments, procedures, etc. and you automatically think of all of the post procedure photos of people with red, peeling skin and it usually looks really painful. So you think, "I really want my skin to look refreshed, younger and rejuvenated, but that looks like it hurts, so is it worth it?" What I can tell  you is that yes, the chemical peels that result in all that redness, peeling and irritation are effective and can produce incredible results, but the truth is, you don't necessarily have to undergo all of that to have great results.  It's true! Though the word "peel" makes most people think their skin should peel off, there are peels on the market that don't actually make you peel? Weird, right? Well then why call it a "peel"? I don't actually have an answer for that, but I CAN tell you about a new peel-less peel that works fabulously without the pain, peeling and irritation AND it can be done at home!  The product is Dermalogica Rapid Reveal Peel. 

How does it work? This maximum-strength exfoliant delivers powerful results with no downtime. It is composed of a unique complex of phytoactive AHA extracts, Lactic Acid and fermented plant enzymes helps reveal new, firmer skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by removing dulling surface debris without causing dehydration. In additoin, a Pumpkin Fruit Enzyme and Rice Bran Extract help even skin tone by resurfacing the skin and accelerating cell turnover while smoothing Australian Caviar Lime Extract brightens skin for a more radiant complexion. 





Sounds pretty great, right? I can attest to that. I have been very please with the results of this peel.  Dermalogica  recommends a  kick-start phase for users looking to achieve accelerated results. Start your Rapid Reveal Peel regimen by using one tube every day for 3 days. After the third day, transition to using one Rapid Reveal Peel tube every week. I chose the accelerated kick-start and have been very impressed. So if you are interested in a chemical peel, but too afraid to dive deep into the more intense peels, then this product is for YOU! Give it a try and you will notice results after the first use! Rapid Reveal Peel comes in a 10-pack (0.1 US FL OZ / 3 ml per peel), complete with travel bag and suction cup for increased visibility and ease of use. Get yours TODAY and get fabulous skin for all of your Holiday plans! 

How To Use Dermalogica Rapid Reveal Peel

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Osmosis - Harness the Power of a Healing Balm

Harnessing the Power of a Healing Balm
 6/18/2018  Osmosis Skincare  0 Comments


Whether it's just seasonal or climate-based dryness, a high caffeine diet, or a result of over-exfoliation, sometimes your daily moisturizer just doesn't cut it and you need something that packs a little more punch. Continuing on our journey through the Moisturizing Collection, we are thrilled to dive into the power of Remedy Healing Balm, an ultra-hydrating mask that works to repair the barrier instead of "coating" the skin. It's just the boost of soothing moisture you need when dry skin takes its toll.

Remedy is chock-full of anti-inflammatory and healing agents that work to encourage and support the skin's natural recovery functions, soothing irritation and alleviating redness. It reduces visible signs of stress in the skin while preventing further damage.

Ingredients to Love


Shea Butter

Rich with hydrating and conditioning agents that contain a fatty acid profile (crazy good for the elasticity of the skin) and assists with protection and cellular repair.

Licorice Root Extract

Contains a high content of potent antioxidants, while providing anti-inflammatory, lightening, calming, soothing, and immune-boosting benefits. It helps to normalize oil production while fading dark spots and blemishes, PLUS it offers anti-aging properties. This powerful ingredient just about does it all!

Gotu Kola Leaf Extract

An antioxidant-rich plant extract that delivers a source of amino acids to assist in healing and minimize scarring. It also contains soothing properties!

Wild Cherry Bark Extract

Has historically been used to treat rashes, psoriasis, and eczema because of its anti-inflammatory and astringent properties as it helps to soothe, detox, and heal.

When to Call on a Healing Balm

When you need more than a sheer daily moisturizer, healing balms may be your answer. If your skin is not taking to a lighter moisturizer, it most likely means there is a greater underlying problem and the skin is in need of repair. Remedy is excellent for sunburns, post-procedure, and other skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis to promote healing of the irritation and soothe redness.

PRO TIP: This can also be used as an intensely hydrating sleep mask because of the thick viscosity. Apply to the face before bed and wake up with a smooth, supple complexion.

Shop your Healing Balm here!