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Susan Posnick Make up has arrived!

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! You all know how long I have been looking for a make-up line. For 3 years I have been researching, testing and tracking down line after line in search of something special to bring to you. I think we are off to a fantastic start with Susan Posnick.

To make a long story short, years ago I gave up wearing mineral make-up and all powders. It sat in my fine lines and pores making  me look older. You know, just what everyone wants to see when looking in the mirror. Suffice it to say my arms were crossed and my ears barely open when the lovely Erin Orden walked in the door demanding that I listen to her spiel on the line. The next day after unrolling my eyes I picked up the colorflo fully intending to not like it when to my dismay a few hours later it looked great. In fact the whole week flew by with lovely looking skin and I had to call Erin and admit that humble pie tasted darn good.  Cut to the chase, the make-up is in and we all love it. The lovely Liz Jones is available to play with you on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10-6:30 and Saturdays 9-5:30. The rest of us can dabble between clients.

One of my favorite things about this line is that it continues the treatment from the room. The anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits are quite astonishing.  A few facts on the Colorflo:  It only has 9 ingredients, that’s right 9.

  1. Micronized titanium dioxide – A natural sunblock which reflects light so UVA rays cannot absorb into skin-the best covering and whitening pigment available to lighten and brighten the skin
  2. Micronized zinc oxide – The best available sun protection from both UVA and UVB rays
  3. Iron Oxides – Pure color pigments derived from minerals, rocks and crystals-the base of most color cosmetics
  4. Boron Nitride – Acts as a natural emulsifier
  5. Mica-Provides a natural glow to the skin – it is oil absorbing and derived from quartz and mineral crystals
  6. Vitamin A – Is an Anti-oxidant with anti-aging properties
  7. Vitamin E – Prevents irritation from sun exposure, is a natural moisturizer, an anti-oxidant and assists in the prevention of sun damage
  8. Bismuth Oxychloride – Contains oil-absorbing and anti-inflammatory properties
  9. Superoxide Dismutase – A skin protector that fights the free radicals which break down the skin

Colorflo contains no fillers or powders and doesn’t settle into fine lines or wrinkles-unlike powder, it never looks dry.  The minerals meld with your natural oils and the warmth of the skin to create a clean, natural finish-like a second skin.  And saving the best for last…colorflo holds through hot flashes! Not that I know anything about that mind you. I’ve only heard from someone besides myself who happens to be going through hot flashes..oh never mind.

We have the coloflo, blush and concealers in stock. The eye shadows have been ordered and should be here this week. Come play.

Filed under: make-up — MaryWynn

Watch out UCLA, Vicki is on her way.

It’s been a great month so far. I went to Vegas to attend a 3 day business seminar with the lovely Kenton, yesterday Kris and Liz flew to Oakland for a day of product training on the Tu-el line. But even more exciting, this weekend Vicki will be attending part 1 of Rebecca Gadberys course on Skincare Ingredients for Cosmetic Professionals. I’ve taken this class 3 times over the past 12 years, and wish I was headed down with her. This class should be mandatory for anyone who works in the industry. Rebecca is an amazing educator and just brimming with information on chemistry, cell biology and how it works with all the potions and lotions out there. L

I’m really looking forward to hearing about updates on the new advances in skincare  ingredient technology upon her return.

 Expect to see Vicki’s hair on fire next time you see her.

Filed under: education — MaryWynn

May is Melanoma Awarness Month

Here I go again, wear your sunscreen everyday rain or shine. That’s really all I should have to say, but many of us need to be reminded of the many reasons we need to protect ourselves from damaging UV rays. 

Perhaps we should go about this a bit differently this time. I am going to address the most frequently used reasons our clients come up with for not using SPF.

1. I need my vitamin D and SPF will cause a deficiency!

Umm no it won’t, you only need about 20 minutes of noontime exposure on your head, neck or back of your hands to make about 1000 IU’s of Vitamin D. Or take a supplement, the human body doesn’t know the difference between the two. So go take a walk…on your lunch break, your waistline will thank me.

2. You only need to wear SPF on sunny days!

Again, umm no you don’t. You need to protect yourself against both UVA and UVB. The majority of us protect against UVB, the burning rays we can feel. Listen to this,  UVA damages the skin at much deeper level than UVB. UVA damages skin cells called keratinocytes in the basal layer of the epidermis, where most skin cancers occur. It is present while it’s day time…raining or cloudy year round.

3. I don’t like to use it, it makes my skin look white and oily.

We have several options that are oil free and absorb easily into the skin, leaving the skin feeling soft and hydrated. If you don’t like ours find another, they are out there.

4. I look better with a little color!

You call it color and I tell you it’s your DNA screaming at you to get the heck out of the sun. Really when your skin turns color it’s your body’s imperfect way of trying to protect itself. The only safe tan is a fake tan. Another option is to learn to love your inner pale chick or dude, I do.

5. I use tanning beds, they don’t have UV.

Umm, yes they do. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, “tanning beds emit does of UV as much as 12 times higher than the sun. People who use tanning beds are 2.5 times more likely to develop squamous cell carcinoma, and 1.5 times more likely to develop basal cell carcinoma. According to recent research, first exposure to tanning beds in youth increases melanoma risk by 75 percent.”

6. I am naturally tan.

All skin, regardless of color needs SPF protection…see above.

We want you around to enjoy facials and everything else that life has to offer, so play it safe. Wear a big hat, sunglasses and sunscreen, your DNA will thank you.

Filed under: sunscreen — MaryWynn