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Flower Power Face Cream Maximum Moisturization Tips to "Tress" For Success Good Skin Tips Wrinkle-Reducing Anti-Aging Halle Berry Best Tressed Portable Speed Drying Baby Your Skin

Flower Power For Your Face

(NAPSI)—A rare plant called a Resurrection Flower could be the secret to giving you a more youthful complexion.

Officially named Haberlea rhodopensis, the plant can dry out completely and survive periods of extreme dryness for up to 31 months and then spring back to life with just a few drops of moisture.

Now, the science behind that can be applied to your skin with Rosa Arctica Youth Regenerating Cream from Kiehl’s Since 1851. An advanced anti-aging cream, scientifically shown to jolt skin’s cell vitality, it uses an infusion of the flower to “wake up” skin cells, minimize fine lines and wrinkles, and improve overall skin firmness.

It triggers skin’s own natural restoration process to help it:

• Retain moisture

• Increase cell vitality

• Stimulate collagen and elastin production

• Protect skin from environmental stressors.

There’s also vitamin E, an antioxidant; cocoa butter, shea butter and essential fatty acids to replenish lipids; squalane, a highly refined plant oil that’s very compatible with skin; and glycerin, to help skin stay hydrated.

It’s available at Kiehl’s Since 1851 stores and www.Kiehls.com.

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Maximum Moisturization

(NAPSI)-Effective moisturization isn’t just about the regular use of moisturizers. It’s about using products with natural, nourishing ingredients that moisturize at every step of your skin care routine.

For soft, supple skin, it’s smart to start with a mild cleanser, such as Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser, which is formulated with a sugar-derived glycoside foaming agent to cleanse skin without stripping natural oils.

Follow cleansing with non-astringent Ultra Facial Toner, a mild, yet effective alcohol-free toner that gently removes surface residue while hydrating and comforting skin. It does so without stripping natural oils and is pH-balanced to maintain the skin’s natural protective barrier.

Finally, use a moisturizer with a light texture such as Ultra Facial Moisturizer (with or without SPF 15), which leaves skin feeling smooth and conditioned, or Ultra Facial Cream, which helps reduce moisture loss while drawing moisture from the air and provides continuous water replenishment throughout the day.

The Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Collection uses such natural ingredients as apricot kernel oil, avocado oil and vitamins C and E, providing moisture and hydration at every step. Another important ingredient is Squalane, an easily absorbed botanical liquid that is compatible with the skin’s natural oils and restores its natural moisture balance. For more information, visit www.Kiehls.com.

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Do-It-Yourself Tips To "Tress" For Success

by Marie Robinson

(NAPSI)—Whether you want to look particularly pretty for parties or you just want a fresh boost of color to beat the winter blues, here are some of my top tips to help you “tress” for success:

• Don’t be afraid to color your hair at home; there is really only one rule you need to follow—stay within two levels of your starting shade. This will ensure your shade looks natural with your complexion and eye color.

• Wind, sun and other environmental elements can really affect your color. To get your hair feeling soft and your color back in shape, choose a shade close to your current color to use as a “refresher.” This can bring your hair color back to life.

• If you feel your color is becoming “too blonde,” you can easily add dimension back with a shade of hair color within one level of your current shade, blending some of the lighter hues.

• Brassiness is a common complaint I hear. To remedy, check the shade you’re using. Is it a warm shade in the golden, bronze or red families? If so, try switching to a neutral or ash (that’s code for cool) shade. Ash tones offset the brassiness of warmer tones. Natural Instincts offers a Brass Free line designed especially with this in mind. It’s also a demi-permanent hair color and contains vitamins C and E and antioxidants, lasting through 28 shampoos.

• We all love to style our hair with blow-dryers, flatirons and curling irons, but all that heat can take a toll on your color. Make sure to treat your hair before heat styling. Protect your color with a spray or serum, which guards against heat styling damage and will keep your hair color looking fresher for longer.

• Visit www.NaturalInstincts.com and check out my new how-to video to see how to apply Natural Instincts with step-by-step instructions. For any questions on Clairol products, please call the hotline, 1-800-CLAIROL (800-252-4765).

• Marie Robinson is a celebrity colorist and Clairol Color Director.

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Save Time, Trouble And Your Own Skin

(NAPSI)—If you’re like many American women, you may feel like there’s a lot more on your to-do list than time in the day—but there’s help out there and it comes in the form of the GoodSkin Labs Circle.

The Problem

Cooking dinner, checking homework and paying bills all at the same time? Don’t worry; you’re not alone. According to a recent study by the Center for Work-Life Policy/National Parenting Association, more than 80 percent of working mothers are also responsible for groceries, meals, laundry, cleaning and household administration.

The Solution

To assist and celebrate overextended women everywhere, an online forum has been created that provides support, encouragement, tools and inspiration.

The GoodSkin Labs Circle is a group of women from around the country with the support of dermatologists and other experts. While they can’t add more hours to the day, they do offer many time-saving tips and solutions to life’s little daily problems.

Time-Saving Tips

Looking for some help right now? Try these hints from the GoodSkin Labs Circle:

• Prioritize your day by making yourself a checklist. Then, look at your list and determine what needs to get done in the next 30 minutes, the next three hours, by the end of the day, by tomorrow and by the end of the week.

• Plan your outfits for the week on Sunday nights—it will help you feel polished and pulled together on those mornings when you barely have time to breathe.

• Sort your silverware in the dishwasher by type to save a few minutes when unloading: all spoons in one compartment, knives in another and so on.

• When concealer just won’t do the trick, sweep a white or neutral eye shadow in the outer and inner corners of your eye to brighten the area. Also dab on GoodSkin Labs Tri-Aktiline Instant Deep Wrinkle Filler to fill the fine lines around your eyes.

Learn More

GoodSkin Labs products provide both instant benefits and long-term results. The company uses the newest and safest innovations that science has to offer to create powerful and highly effective skin care. For more information, visit www.goodskinlabs.com/circle or www.facebook.com/goodskinlabs.

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Stop Sensitive Skin From Looking Older

(NAPSI)—You can help the skin you’re in look and feel better longer if you’re sensitive to its needs.

This is particulary true for skin with sensitivity issues. These can range from redness, dryness and flare-ups to burning or stinging. Because of that, many women shy away from anti-aging formulas that may feel too irritating or aggressive. Sensitive skin can age faster than other kinds and it’s vulnerable to wrinkles, yet may not do well with typical anti-aging ingredients.

The Doctor’s Advice

“Sensitive skin is by far the hardest skin type to treat because it is so inconsistent,” says Dr. Ellen Marmur, prominent New York City dermatologist and author of “Simple Skin Beauty.” “Having sensitive skin myself, I’ve found that traditional anti-aging products are not always easy to tolerate. Now, it’s great to see that products are being made that soothe and protect sensitive skin, while still offering effective anti-aging benefits.”

One such product, called StriVectin-SD Sensitive Skin, was created, tested and proven on sensitive skin to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles, while also strengthening the skin’s natural protective barrier so it actually becomes less sensitive over time.

It’s packed with collagen-building, wrinkle-reducing, anti-aging power but without fragrances, oils or other irritants that can harm sensitive skin. With technology rooted in 30 years of DNA skin cancer research, it’s clinically proven to diminish wrinkles and smooth and even out skin’s tone and texture.

Most skin sensitivity issues start with an impaired or compromised barrier function. StriVectin-SD Sensitive Skin contains the proven barrier-building NIA-114 molecule, which is the vitamin B3 niacin in the form of nicotinic acid. This can stimulate DNA repair, generate energy and strengthen the skin. There are a host of potent anti-aging active ingredients plus a calming blend of rose, cucumber, oat kernel and wheat germ extracts. It’s noncomedogenic, allergy tested and dermatologist tested.

The Trial Results

Tested in 12-week clinical trials on subjects with sensitive skin, results were documented through independent clinical expert grading, digital photography, plus skin biopsy analysis to document what was really happening in the skin of real women over time using the new formula.

By the second week, natural collagen resurged; texture and resilience improved. By the fourth, natural cell turnover intensified; discolorations visibly faded. By the eighth week, elasticity was reinforced; wrinkles were visibly diminished.

What Else You Can Do

• First, according to the experts at the Mayo Clinic, it’s a bright idea to protect yourself from the sun. Try to avoid going out between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and whenever you do go out, use sunscreen, no matter what the weather or the season. Wear long sleeves, long pants, sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat.

• Next, don’t smoke. Smoking makes your skin wrinkle.

• Eat a balanced diet. A healthy diet can help you look and feel your best. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins.

• Watch how well you wash. Hot water and long showers or baths remove oils from your skin. Limit your bath or shower time, and use warm-rather than hot-water. Also avoid strong soaps that can strip oil from your skin. Gently pat or blot your skin dry.

• Moisturize. Find a moisturizer that fits your skin type.

Learn More

You can find more skin care facts and tips online at www.strivectin.com and (877) 722-7770. The product is available at Macy’s and online at the strivectin.com website.

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Which Stars Made The Best Tressed List?

(NAPSI)—Once again, the Sally Beauty Supply Best Tressed® annual survey names top celebrity styles-and those that fell short of fabulous.

Lady Gaga’s over-the-top hair- styles were voted least favorite for the second year in a row. This year’s survey found that women love the luscious locks of songstress and “American Idol” judge Jennifer Lopez. Tom Selleck rose to the top of the pack in the men’s category, while David Hasselhoff’s retro do was rated as the worst. Halle Berry’s hot-mom hairstyle was overwhelmingly voted the best of the nominees in the Pixie Cut category.

The survey participants also divulged their own personal dos and don’ts of hair care. Some interesting results include:

• Twenty-six percent of women chose “shiny” as the one thing they want their hair to always be. “Smooth” and “curly” tied for second, with each receiving 24 percent of the vote.

• Almost 60 percent of women turn to their hairstylist for special day style recommendations. Twenty-nine percent choose their style based on trends and 11 percent look at celebrity photos.

• Forty-two percent of women do not look at reviews prior to purchasing a new styling tool.

• Thirty-two percent of women say $20 is the most they would spend on a beauty product, while 20 percent say $10 is their limit.

• Seventy-five percent believe the right products and style can take five to 10 years off their look.

• Sixty percent of women say price has the biggest influence on what product they buy. Twenty-seven percent purchase products based on hairstylist recommendations.

The survey was commissioned by the largest retailer of professional beauty supplies in the world, Sally Beauty, with over 2,900 stores that offer the salon professional and the consumer over 6,000 salon-quality products for hair, nail and skin care.

For more information, visit www.SallyBeauty.com or call (800) ASK-SALLY.

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Looking Your Best While On The Go

(NAPSI)-There’s good news for travelers who find that looking their best while on the move can sometimes be a challenge.

Any veteran traveler knows that it’s important to find the right product to consistently maintain that beautiful look, and luckily there’s an abundance of great gift ideas for the beauty-conscience traveler.

A company that designs and manufactures high-end hair-styling tools has introduced a world-class hair dryer designed with the busy traveler in mind-the Featherweight Journey. The dryer has a lightweight body and folding handle, is adaptable to world voltage and comes with a matching tote, making it ideal for travel, going to the gym or even slipping inside a purse. The dryer is equipped with a concentrator nozzle, a nine-foot professional-length cord and two speed/heat settings.

The T3 Featherweight Journey boasts Tourmaline SoftAire™ technology for speed-drying, creating fabulous hair anytime, anywhere.

The dryer produces a large soft cone of air, rich with Tourmaline ionic and infrared energy, which dries and styles with professional results. Tourmaline, often referred to as the “electric” stone for its ability to emit an infinite amount of negative ions, is infused into the components of the dryer, which allows the hair to dry faster. The negative ions also cancel out static electricity and seal the cuticle, creating a sleek, shiny and frizz-free finish.

Tips for the Perfect Blow Out

Achieve the Perfect Blow Out with the Featherweight Journey by following these simple steps from the experts:

1. Step 1—Section: Divide hair into ¾-inch sections. Hold section two-thirds of the way down and pull taut.

2. Step 2—Dry: Press the Power switch to select air speed and Temperature switch to select desired level of heat. Using a vent brush, aim dryer downward over each section until it is 70−90 percent dry.

3. Step 3—Smooth: Using a round bristle brush, brush through each section part of the way down and hold it there very taut. Aim the dryer downward and follow the brush as it pulls all the way through.

The T3 Featherweight Journey travel dryer is available at Bloomingdale’s and Sephora.com.

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Baby Your Skin And Hair During Colder Weather

(NAPSI)-In an effort to balance their budgets and maintain beautiful skin during the colder months, many women are skipping the department store counter and instead visiting the baby aisle for their beauty products. As part of a growing trend, women are enhancing their beauty regimen with products that are developed for babies’ gentle skin, yet are sophisticated enough for adults.

According to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive and commissioned by JOHNSON’S Brand, nearly 40 percent of adults said they regularly use baby products on themselves, and almost 80 percent of adults say they would feel comfortable using baby products for purposes other than those pertaining to babies.

To help temperature-related skin and hair problems, celebrity makeup expert Tia Dantzler suggests these tips:

• Don’t forget to hydrate. Stay hydrated by drinking water and using moisturizing body care products to protect your skin from the harsh winds and drying effects of indoor heating. Tia prefers an oil-based moisturizer for ultimate hydration. She recommends Johnson’s Baby Oil Gel after a shower, while skin is still wet, to lock in up to 10 times more moisture. “As a makeup artist, this is a great product to have in my kit at all times, especially when working a photo shoot. I apply it to my clients before the red carpet, to achieve a high shine to their bodies, which looks great on camera.”

• Don’t shampoo too often. Shampooing hair daily can strip essential oils and add to the dryness already caused by winter conditions. Try shampooing every other day; if you need to shampoo every day, try a gentle baby shampoo formula designed for babies’ sensitive eyes and fine hair, or use baby powder as a dry shampoo.

• Do deodorize. As women pile on the winter layers to avoid the bitterness of low temperatures, they often find themselves in a sweat before they can get to where they are going. Tia always carries Johnson’s Baby Powder to keep her feeling fresh all day long. “My favorite scent is the new Magnolia Petals. It smells better than regular deodorant and is a great base layer for my perfume.”

• Do exfoliate. Exfoliating will remove dead cells and allow the skin to absorb extra moisture. Aim to do this at least twice a week.

With so many versatile uses, baby products can provide simple solutions to cold weather beauty needs.

For more information on these products, visit www.johnsonsbaby.com.

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