Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Don't Forget Your Vitamin C!

We all know how important Vitamin C is for a healthy immune system.  But, do you know the benefits it has for your skin?  Let us break it down for you.
    Vitamin C Benefits for Your Skin
  • It's an antioxidant.  When you hear "antioxidant," think anti-aging.  Antioxidants, like Vitamin C protect the skin against free radical and environmental damage. 
  • It brightens.  If you're looking to restore your glow, look no further.  Vitamin C will brighten your overall complexion, improving dull or uneven skin tone.
  • It lightens.  Troubled by dark spots?  Vitamin C will help lighten them, while protecting against further pigmentation issues.
  • It tightens.  Like we said before, it's anti-aging.  It will tighten your skin by encouraging collagen growth - who doesn't want that?!
  • It heals.  Just like an internal dose of this vitamin is good for your health, a topical application helps heal blemishes, scars, and really, wrinkles and dark spots too.
  • It increases sun protection.  We always recommend using a broad spectrum sunscreen everyday.  By using your Vitamin C in your morning routine, you will increase the benefits of your sunscreen so don't forget your Vitamin C this summer (and everyday)!

We Recommend:
Cosmedix Pure C:  This innovative formula is 100% pure L-Ascorbic Acid Crystals so it is easily absorbed into skin for the most effective results.  What's really awesome is that this powder formula can be mixed with any other skincare product for added benefits.

iS Clinical Super Serum Advance+:  This super hero serum utilizes time-released 15% L-Ascorbic Acid combined with Copper Tripeptide Growth Factors to enhance benefits.  It also works great on stretch marks, and cosmetic surgery scars.

Osmosis Skincare Catalyst:  This award-winning hyperpigmentation serum with L-Ascorbic Acid uses Zinc Finger Technology to repair DNA damage.  It also promotes overall skin health, while healing broken capillaries and preventing scarring.

What's your favorite Vitamin C product?  Let us know!

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

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Spotlight On: EltaMD Sunscreen

With Memorial Day weekend coming up, it's important to remember your sunscreen!  This week we wanted to focus on the incredible sunscreens from EltaMD.  If you've been following our blog, you may remember our fabulous EltaMD giveaways from 12 Brands of Christmas.  Since bringing this line to beautystoredepot, it is constantly flying off the shelves, and with good reason:
EltaMD Sunscreen featured in the Press

  • EltaMD sunscreens are formulated with transparent zinc oxide (a physical sunscreen), and are noncomedogenic, sensitivity-free, fragrance-free and paraben-free.
  • You don't have to be hesitant anymore about wearing sunscreen due to having oily, acneic or sensitive skin.  EltaMD has a sunscreen for every possible skin type and concern - really!
  • The super popular, age-defying UV Daily Moisturizing Facial Sunscreen is now available in a tinted option, perfect for summer travels!
  • Many formulas are recommended for the whole family to use, making it easy for those sunny vacations.
  • They are continually being listed in "best of" magazines and even celebrities are big fans.  Emma Stone recently told Glamour that UV Shield for Oily Skin is the "product that brings me joy."  Oprah gave her seal of approval, listing UV Lip Balm as an outstanding doctor-recommended anti-aging product.
  • UV Clear tackles many tough skin concerns like acne, discoloration and sun damage, making it a go-to for our clients with acne, rosacea and hyperpigmentation. 
  • We also offer an exclusive EltaMD Sample Pack as a FREE gift with EVERY EltaMD order at beautystoredepot.com! 

Not sure which sunscreen is best for you?  Let us know your skin concerns in the comments section and we'll recommend one for you!

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

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

How To: Contour and Highlight Like a Pro

Highlighting and contouring has been a hot beauty topic, but leaves some of us wondering, how can I get this look?  You don't need Photoshop to get that straight-from-the-red-carpet celebrity look!  Perfectly chiseled cheeks and multidimensional warmth are just a few steps away with Pur Minerals.

Step 1: Highlight
The first rule of contouring is to work from light to dark. That means starting out with your lightest shade and adding progressively darker shades. Using a shade that's slightly lighter than your natural skin tone, apply a concealer, like Pur Minerals Disappearing Act, above your cheekbone and over areas where the sun naturally hits, such as your forehead and the bridge of your nose.  We love the buildable and blendable coverage of this 4-in-1 concealer!

Step 2: Balance
After highlighting, apply your foundation as you normally would. An all-in-one correcting formula, like Pur's 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup, (my personal fave!), won't just conceal imperfections like dark spots and blemishes; it will actually help improve your skin's appearance with built-in skincare ingredients like Waltheria Extract, ceramides and vitamin A.  How awesome is that?

Step 3: Contour
Using a powder brush, apply bronzing powder beneath your cheekbones, below your jaw line and along the outer edges of your forehead. Rich in good-for-you antioxidants, Mineral Glow by Pur Minerals adds the perfect touch of natural depth, mimicking the skin's own golden undertones for a look that’s never orange or streaky.

Step 4: Warm Up
Now that you've sculpted your features, it's time to add some color. Using a blush brush, sweep blush over the apples of your cheeks, blending up to the hairline for a multidimensional look straight from the makeup artist's chair!  If you haven't yet, you HAVE to check out Pur's new Chateau Cheeks blushes, available in powder and cream formulas.

How do you highlight and contour?  Show us on Pinterest and Instagram with #beautystoredepot!  We'd love to see your looks!

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

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Happy Mother's Day To YOU!!!

Mother's Day is right around the corner so I thought I would share a few Product Packages that I would personally LOVE for Mother's Day...hint, hint hubby? 

And don't forget, you simply CAN'T GO WRONG with a gift card!  It's even a great last minute option since we can email it directly to your beautiful Mum.

Mother's Day Gift Idea


Forget the spa!  Heck, you would pay around $50-75 just to get ONE salt glo for Mum.  With this package, she can give herself a relaxing bath, salt glo, and RENEW AND REJUVENATE her entire body several times in the privacy of her own home.  (HINT:  If you're a hubby, make the bubble bath for her, throw in a bottle of her favorite wine, and take the kids out of the house for an hour or two.... or simply keep them out of the bathroom, if that's possibly with them being in the house!) 

Package includes:  Pevonia Botanica Anti-Stress Bath and Shower Gel, Cuccio Naturale Vanilla Bean and Sugar Scrub, and Amino Genesis Cocoon Total Body Moisturizing Lotion

Mom can wash away anxiety, soreness, and stress with the essential oils and extracts of the bath and shower gel.  Salt glows are my favorite spa treatment and you can do it all from home with the Vanilla Bean and Sugar Scrub, leaving your skin smooth and glowing.  We simply can't forget the awesomeness of the Total Body Moisturizing Lotion!  This is the FIRST AND ONLY total moisturizing lotion that's formulated with 17 different amino acids for a complete skin rejuvenating experience. 

Mother's Day Gift Idea


Again, who needs to pay for a spa treatment when, if Mum is given the time, she can do a manicure and pedicure from home! With One Minute Manicure any Mom can literally give her hands and feet the benefits of a manicure in ONE MINUTE!  Add some fresh, fun Spring nail colors and a Mini Crystal Nail File, and VOILA!

Package includes:  One Minute Manicure, OPI Euro Centrale Collection Nail Set, and Nail Tek Mini Crystal File

beautystoredepot Gift Certificate


I said it before, but you REALLY can't go wrong with a gift card.  If your Mum is wanting to look younger, has a skin or hair condition she needs a professional consult for, or ANY beauty concern you can simply provide her with a gift certificate and let her know that we offer free, friendly, and professional advice from licensed professionals.

She can get all the luxuries of going to a spa or aesthetician's office from the comfort of her own home via live chat or toll free at: 1-800-926-5219.  We can also send her a customized sample pack before her use of the gift certificate!  Simply have her call in with her concerns and we will work up a professional sample packet specifically for her. 

Even better?  SAVE 20% on ALL orders $25 and over!  Just use code: WELUVMOM at checkout!

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

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