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Monday, July 23, 2012

Say Hello to Clear, Bright Skin and Goodbye to Dark, Puffy Eyes!!

New to the Innovative Skincare brand, we welcome iS cosmeceuticals to beautystoredepot for your skincare needs. These products combine science and beauty to give you both immediate and long-term results. My two favorite products are the Age treatment complex and the Restorative eye complex. Both products are multitasking and designed for men and women of all skin types and ethnicities.

is age complex & restorative eye



The iS Cosmeceuticals Age Treatment Complex is a powerhouse formula in the form of a serum. Key ingredients include Sugar cane extract which is a source of glycolic acid, Willow bark extract, which is more commonly known as form of salicylic acid ,and mushroom extract which helps to correct hyperpigmentation, or darkening of the skin. This versatile moisturizer is intended for application in the morning and evening. The ingredients combined work together to brighten and smooth your skin. The sugar cane extracts exfoliating properties work to gently remove dead skin cells while resurfacing your skin. Gentle exfoliation when added to your daily skin routine will help you to have healthy radiant skin. While this product contains an anti-acneic ingredient, which is the Willow Bark extract, it also contains mushroom extract which has brightening properties. As a victim to the effects of problematic skin, I am all too familiar with having to deal with blemishes darkening and sometimes even scarring. Now I use this serum in the morning so I can clarify my skin and diminish these darkened areas at the same time!

My other new favorite product is the iS Cosmeceuticals Restorative Eye Complex. The key ingredients are specialized peptides which reduce puffines and dark circles. This combination of centella asiatica and copper tripeptide growth factors help to firm and repair cellular damage, and hyaluronic acid with vitamin E are both extremely hydrating. Think of hylauronic acid as a sponge that gets two times its size when wet. This sponge fills in small wrinkles and plumps your skin. As the skin around our eyes is the thinnest on our body, it is important to keep this area hydrated. To take this moisturizer to the next level the Restorative Eye Complex uses a breakthrough technology called Extremozyme. These formulations contain highly specialized enzymes developed through nature that allow micro-organisms to survive in extreme environments of pressure, heat, cold and even dryness. The extremeozymes used in this product help to protect cells from damage by external stresses. What this means for your skin is that these ingredients will dramatically prevent moisture loss, dehydration and free radical damage.

Used together these products will help your skin to be healthier and age brilliantly!

This is our last week of our iS Clinical Promotion: 3 Weeks to Great Skin. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook for your chance to win this week's GRAND prize of an iS Cosmeceutical Extreme Protect AND an Age Treatment Complex valued at $166! Just post your questions and receive 1 entry per question. Good luck!

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

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Get Your YOUTHful Glow With iS Clinical

Let's face it....we all strive for that healthy, youthful glow and we have the two perfect products that will not only leave your skin literally glowing, but also combat wrinkles, puffiness, and much more! They are iS Clinical's Youth Complex and Youth Eye Complex.

Get your YOUTHful glow with beautystoredepot and iS Clinical

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I started using iS Clinical Youth Complex almost ten years ago while I was working at a local day spa and have been hooked ever since. The results were immediate for me and simply continue to improve. It works by immediately increasing hydration to plump fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, it helps to motivate controlled exfoliation to smooth skin while encouraging the production of the skins key support structures like collagen and elastin. Initial results from an on-going, independent clinical study indicate that 97% of the women and men tested noticed significant improvements in their overall skin quality (wrinkle reduction, texture and firmness) within ONE HOUR. That's right ladies and gents....one hour! Youth is also formulated to penetrate AND repair the deepest level of your skin....which equals....simply AMAZING results!

I am kicking myself in the bum now, but I only recently started using iS Clinical Youth Eye Complex. I commented on a coworkers eyes (she and I both struggle with the extreme puffies) and she told me she had started using Youth Eye Complex and was ecstatic with her results. So....I snagged a sample and have been hooked ever since! The results are incredible AND addictive. This is the only product where I can physically see a visible difference if I fail to use it everyday. It also works perfect with my Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion Skincare System.

Youth Eye Complex is a breakthrough formula that utilizes "intelligent proteins" to combat the signs of aging at a cellular level. These proteins are clinically proven to target damaged sites and help regenerate skin. The benefits of this fabulous product are:

•Immediately smoothes and hydrates.
•Lightens dark under-eye circles.
•Helps reduce under-eye puffiness.
•Combats the signs of aging around the eyes.
•Offers immediate and long term results.

Bottom line? You will definitely look and FEEL younger when using either, or better yet...BOTH of these amazing products! And remember....a little goes a long way with these products!

FREEBIE TIME! I have samples of both of these JADE'S FAVE products! Simply respond with your email address and I will give away samples to the first two people. Remember, if you have won in the past 8 weeks, please give others a chance to win.

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

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

iS Clinical - Your Solution for Acne!!

Got Acne? We have the solution!




Acne...smackne!

I have struggled with acne off and on since my pre-teen years...or I guess the politically correct term now is Tweens? It's a battle that I have finally pretty much overcome with age AND one of my favorite lines, iS Clinical. I am going to take you through a few of my favorite iS Clinical anti-acne products. The FANTASTIC news is, that many of these are also anti-aging products as well, so for all of us 30 and 40 somethings...it's literally the perfect remedy!

Let's start with iS Clinical Active Serum. Most of you know how much I adore this product. I seriously feel like the Dad in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" who put Windex on everything....but I put Active Serum on everything. Acne, ingrown hairs, larger pores, rough patches of skin....I simply dab it and go on my way (at night of course). Active Serum is not just for acne. It is also an anti-aging, smoothing, and lightening serum. It's definitely an "all-in-one" product. The improvement in your skin is immediately visible and dramatic.

Active Serum Clinical Studies have proven:

•Aging - 65% reduction in fine lines and wrinkles
•Acne - 94% reduction in acne
•Hyper pigmentation - 57% reduction in pigment irregularities

The results speak for themselves!! A truly amazing product!!


Next is the iS Clinical Cleansing Complex. I actually only recently began using this cleanser and was completely blown away. Our fantastic rep came to our office to do our annual training and was kind enough to provide us specific products for our skin concerns. The Cleansing Complex was her professional recommendation and she was spot on! It's an incredibly light cleanser which also acts as a toner making it a 2-in-1 product, but wait....there's more! Not only does it act as your cleanser and toner, but the Cleansing Complex also removes eye makeup. When I was first advised this during our training...I smiled and nodded, but thought it my head..."Yeah, right!". I may not wear much makeup, but I LOVE my black mascara and have been completely hooked on one makeup remover for the last seven years. Despite trying several others, I always return to my old all time fave, so you can understand my hesitation. MUCH to my surprise, the cleanser DID actually take off my eye makeup and without any irritation. This is an actual 3-in-1 product which is practically impossible to find and you can get a 6 oz Cleansing Complex for only $38! In my opinion, this is a complete "no brainer".


Any of you who have struggled with acne as I have, I KNOW you have immediate reservations regarding any moisturizer. You're not alone...I have had the same concerns myself for years, but finally found the perfect moisturizer for me and it's iS Clinical Hydra Cool Serum. Hydra-Cool Serum is the first moisturizing serum that I had personally ever used. I was immediately reluctant assuming that it would be a heavy consistency that would inevitably break me out, but boy was I wrong! The serum immediately absorbs into your skin and most definitely does NOT have a heavy feel to it at all. Better news?? No break outs whatsoever! The Hydra-Cool Serum is HYDRATING, HEALING, SOOTHING, ANTI-ACNEIC, SOFTENING, COOL, REFRESHING, yet extremely powerful multipurpose formula designed to provide intense hydration, supply optimal antioxidant protection, and efficiently deliver essential Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) to the skin cells. BAM! I personally have never found a better moisturizer and couldn't recommend a moisturizer more!

The Cleansing Complex can be used both morning and night when washing your face while the Hydra-Cool can be used directly after cleansing, but before your sunscreen application during the day. If you are a bit dryer than normal, you can also use the Hydra-Cool in the evening as well. The Active Serum should only be used during the evening. And remember...a little bit of these products goes a long way.

FREEBIE TIME! I have samples of all three of these amazing products for the first two US residents who respond to this post with their email addresses. Remember, if you have won in the past 2 months, let's give others a chance to win! Don't forget that we are in the beginning of our 3 week long iS Clinical Promotion and will be giving away a TON of samples, two kits valued at around $300 a piece, plus much more! Follow us on Facebook for more information.

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

Monday, July 2, 2012

Our TOP Red, White, and Blue Products! Happy July 4th!!

Whether you’re preparing for a relaxing stay-cation or exciting getaway this 4th of July, we’ve got the perfect Red, White and Blue products just for you. Of course the best product to have this holiday (and really, year-round) is a protective sunscreen, but today we’re highlighting many of our other great problem-solving products. For summer, beautiful skin is in and so is relaxation, so remember these products for your holiday planning.

Our top products for 4th of July



For Redness Relief, you can rely on Avene. Made specifically for sensitive skin, their specially formulated products are hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, and non-comedogenic. For relief from Rosacea to irritating pimples, plus an SPF of 25, try the Redness Relief Soothing Cream. This light green cream soothes redness while promoting microcirculation, and is clinically proven to reduce the amount of recurrences of flushing and blushing. The Soothing Cream works best when paired with Avene Diroseal Anti-Redness Skincare Lotion. This green-tinted night cream increases the thickness of the epidermis while strengthening blood vessel walls and can be used in conjunction with oral and topical treatments. Use the Soothing Cream during the day and the Lotion at night. As a sufferer of sensitive skin, I was so excited to try the Avene Skincare line, and I highly recommend it.

To Whiten your stubborn sun spots and address other hyperpigmentation issues, iS Clinical has your solution with White Lightening Complex and White Lightening Serum. You might have noticed how often we recommend these products, and it’s with good reason. But what is in these amazing whitening products? Salicylic Acid will cleanse skin and remove debris while Lactic Acid works to resurface, exfoliate and moisturize. Norwegian Kelp Extract removes pigmented areas and actually interrupts communication between cells at the lower level of the epidermis (melanocytes that produce melanin) and at the outermost layer (keratinocytes) – no other product on the market today can disrupt this communication. Both products also contain Mushroom Extract and Alpha-Arbutin that prevent hyperpigmentation by inhibiting tyrosinase enzymes that produce pigment. To get the best results, it is necessary to use both the White Lightening Complex and White Lightening Serum. You’ll use the Complex in the morning and the Serum at night, and don’t forget sunscreen! These amazing products will treat AND prevent future hyperpigmentation, whether caused by the environment or hormones.

If you’re feeling Blue, wake up your senses and get your body beach-ready with our amazing body toning products. Caffeine is a great energizer and mood-booster, even for your body. When used in lotions and scrubs, it can help reduce fatty tissue buildup and with continued use, can help diminish the appearance of cellulite. CosMedix Body Shape is a body-firming, anti-aging lotion that will smooth, tighten, and hydrate sun damaged and aging skin. Along with caffeine, it contains the powerful antioxidant astaxanthin, which is 500 times more powerful than Vitamin E. So not only do you get the firming, tightening benefits, you’ll have super smooth, nourished skin. To get the best results from Body Shape, apply after cleansing with CosMedix Body Clean, which will also boost your mood with Lime Oil, Grapefruit and Lemon Peel Oils. Another mood-lifting, energizing treat is Pevonia Smooth & Tone Body-Svelt Gel. Coffee extracts boost your mood, while detoxifying skin and helping to reduce cellulite. Ginkgo Biloba Extract and caffeine will also stimulate and improve circulation. For best results, follow with the Smooth & Tone Body-Svelt Cream at night.

Whether you’re looking for products for Redness Relief, Whitening, or to cure your Blues, we’ve got what you need along with helpful advice.

We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday weekend. And yes...now it's everyone's favorite time...FREEBIE TIME! We have samples of the Avene Redness Relief Soothing Cream and Pevonia Hydrating Sunscreen. Who wants one? All you have to do is respond to this blog with your email address and I will contact you for your shipping information. Remember....if you have won in the past six weeks, let's give others a chance to win.

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