• WorldWide

    Acne Be Gone with @Obagi

    Here it is, guys, the skincare solution you’ve been waiting for that takes care of pesky acne—Obagi CLENZIderm M.D. Systems!

    More than just another promise (we’ve all seen the ads that claim to clear up acne but somehow never do), this three-step system includes everything your skin needs to penetrate deep into the skin and clear acne fast. FAST. We’re talking as short as 2-weeks fast. That’s pretty fast.

    Obagi treatments work because they contain a patented, solubilized form of 5% benzoyl peroxide—in other words, the unique stuff used to create these toners and cleaners penetrate deep into the follicle and treats acne where it starts (under the surface).

    I tried the Obagi CLENZIderm Normal-to-oily skin system. It comes with a foaming cleanser, pore therapy treatment and a therapeutic lotion.

    Obagi ClenzidermWhat do I LOVE about it? Well, if you’ve ever touched a newborn baby’s skin, you’ll know how incredible soft it is. This is exactly what the Obagi system does. I’ve used the foaming cleanser everyday for a week and definitely feel the difference. I decided to use both the pore therapy treatment and lotion sparingly because this stuff is prescription-strength and my skin is super sensitive. But, wow. After using all three this evening, my skin feels like it wants to rejoice! It just feels clean. And I’ve used soaps and cleansers and wipes to try to achieve that super clean feeling before, but nothing comes close to Obagi.

    It’s powerful stuff so before you use Obagi’s CLENZIderm system, try all three products on a small patch of skin. I made a mistake and forgot to do this and my super-sensitive skin got quite the shock. But I’m going to continue using this three-step system because it’s just too good.

    The Obagi CLENZIderm M.D. System is physician dispensed, so if you’re looking for a powerful and promising way of reducing acne and enjoying super smooth skin, give your doctor or dermatologist a call. Better yet, head on over to Obagi.com and they’ll give you a rundown of where you can pick it up.

    CLENZIderm Group


  • WorldWide

    Natural Skincare Solutions @StIvesSkin #freshskin

    St. Ives has always been a favorite of mine when it comes to their facial products. They have four lines: Naturally Clear, Fresh Skin, Timeless Skin, and Sensitive Skin.

    In their Naturally Clear line (good for oily skin, blemishes from redness and breakouts), they have a Blemish Control Green Tea Scrub. This will help clear breakouts and calm redness. It’s 100% natural green tea, too! Yumm! Fresh Skin (good for combination and normal skin, uneven skin texture) has an amazing Apricot Scrub that will smooth your skin and help exfoliate it. Timeless Skin (good for sensitive skin, loss of elasticity/firmness) has an Apricot Scrub that will tone and firm your skin. The scrub contains AHA (alpha hydroxy acid), revealing your youth. Sensitive Skin (good for, well, sensitive skin, and uneven skin texture) has an Apricot Scrub that will smooth and cleanse your skin. It’s a great exfoliate that you can use daily.

    Naturally Clear Green Tea Scrub, Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub, Timeless Skin Apricot Scrub, Sensitive Skin Apricot Scrub

    Did you know apricot is a powerful antioxidant and apricot oil is known for hydrating and nourishing your skin? And did you know green tea is a redness reducer and fights free radicals? So, which one works best for you?

    St. Ives helps control my oily skin, especially the t-zone area. The products also leave my skin baby soft. I personally like the green tea scrub. It’s 100% natural green tea but what I would say is I 100% recommend it. Love, love, love…

    ‘Tweet’ to @StIvesSkin and ‘Like’ on Facebook

  • Los Angeles,  New York

    Bye Bye Bacne @OseaMalibu

    I recently tried the Osea Malibu – the 100% Naturally Derived Marine-Based Skin Care. USDA Certified Organic Algae. Vegan body care line!  Usually when I heard the words Organic and Vegan I wonder if I will get the wow factor the way chemical brands do.  This cleansing MUD was incredible and the essential oils in the product had me minty and tingly long after I used it. This cleansing Mudd is $42 but well worth it if you want something that works the first time around. This is an amazing product that delivered more than I expected.

    If you can’t get to the beach, bring the goodness of the sea to you!


    Many blame sweat for their unwanted acne but in reality that’s just one cause. “There are so many other potential reasons why people get bacne,” says Jenefer Palmer, founder of the all-natural, marine-based skincare line OSEA Malibu. Palmer cites these common causes:

    1. Sleeping naked. Bed sheets could be irritating your skin. Consider wearing PJs! Also, try to avoid synthetic fabrics and wear clothing made of organic, natural fibers when possible.

    2. Using laundry soap with fragrance. Chemicals found in conventional laundry detergents can irritate your skin and lead to breakouts. Try switching to organic, fragrance-free, hypoallergenic laundry soap, or use half the amount advised on labels (this will be gentler on your skin and help your clothes last longer).

    3. Bathing with products containing synthetic fragrances. Synthetic fragrances, PEGs, petrochemicals, parabens and sulfates, which are found in many conventional bath products, can inflame your skin. Look for natural products without these chemicals. All OSEA products are 100% free of synthetic fragrances, genetically modified ingredients, petrochemicals, parabens and sulfates.


    What’s the best way to handle a bacne breakout?

     The most effective way to handle bacne is washing with OSEA’s Ocean Cleansing Mudd, a marine-based, 100% natural daily cleanser formulated to remove impurities while clearing up blemishes and controlling excess oil production. Macrocystis, Laminaria and Fucus, highly concentrated in minerals, trace elements, amino acids and vitamins, exfoliate and purify clogged pores and remove dead cells, leaving skin smooth and invigorated. Tea Tree Oil promotes a healthy pH balance and improves skins appearance. Enjoy the tingly feeling while the minerals do their magic.


    After bathing apply OSEA’s Essential Corrective Complex, a pure blend of Tea Tree, White Thyme and Juniper essential oils that create a disinfecting, non-drying acne treatment to rapidly heal blemishes, reduce oil build-up and calm sebaceous glands. Blended with 30% essential oils, Essential Corrective Complex is naturally antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiseptic.

    Whatever you do, DO NOT ask your best friend to squeeze your blemishes, as this may worsen the bacne and lead to scarring. Instead, smooth on OSEA’s healing Red Algae Maskfeaturing the rich minerals, vitamins, amino acids, enzymes, and trace elements of Red Algae, and fortified with a variety of antioxidants, to help heal breakouts and purify pores. Red Algae Mask also uses the properties of Red Wine polyphenols, herbal extracts and a phosphoric diester of Vitamins E and C to hydrate, nourish and condition skin during treatment.


    Can I use my facial cleanser for bacne?


    Yes. Acne, bacne… it’s all the same. OSEA’s Ocean Cleansing Mudd quickly helps clean acne breakouts anywhere on your body.


    When shopping for products to help treat my bacne, what ingredients should I avoid?


    Avoid skincare products with synthetic fragrances, PEGs, petrochemicals, parabens and sulfates.


    About OSEA Malibu: 

    OSEA is committed to providing customers with luxury products founded on purity, quality and effectiveness. OSEA develops products based on ingredients, and only ingredients that immediately improve and maintain the condition of a person’s skin.

    OSEA skin and body care products restore skin to its highest level of health and appearance with organic, marine-based, technically advanced formulations that bring together the abundant vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids derived from earth and sea.


  • New York,  Toronto

    Back to School Giveaway!

    Less than 1 month until Back to School and for us grown ups, Fashion Week. Put your fresh face forward with clear skin! Here is a $100 giveaway from our friends at Clearasil.

    1.       Maintain a regular skin cleansing regimen

    2.       Pay attention to your diet

    3.       Add essential fatty acids

    4.       Drink more water

    5.       Get more sleep

    6.       Make sunscreen your best friend

    7.       Avoid smoking and alcohol

    8.       Visit your dermatologist once a year

    To win this giveaway, leave a comment but clicking the black comment box on the top left with your contact info! 🙂

  • Toronto

    Win a @Clearasil Prize Pack

    We are doing a giveaway to get your skin ready for summer!

    Clearasil®, the pioneer in acne skincare, today announced the Canadian
    launch of PerfectaWash™, the first-ever automatic face wash dispenser system to deliver the perfect,
    pre-measured dose of acne cleanser for visibly clearer skin in as little as 12 hours without overdrying.

    “Acne breakouts have a lasting — and sometimes devastating — effect on teens and even adults,” said
    Nathan MacKenzie, Brand Manager, Personal Care, Reckitt Benckiser (Canada). “We wanted to create an
    acne system that was fool-proof and simple to use. PerfectaWash is programmed to deliver the perfect
    dose of acne cleanser, as determined by years of Clearasil’s scientific research, eliminating the guess-
    work from the process of cleansing the face. Our ‘perfect dose’ provides effective treatment without
    overdrying the skin for visible results.”

    To activate the system, place hands directly under the Clearasil® PerfectaWash™ touch-free dispenser
    for the perfect dose of facial cleanser to be delivered. Massage cleanser onto the face and neck, rinse
    with warm water, and pat dry. For optimal results, PerfectaWash™ should simply be used morning and

    The revolutionary new PerfectaWash™ system uses an effective, dermatologist-tested acne treatment
    to prevent breakouts without overdrying the skin. Included with the sleek automatic dispenser are two
    Ultra Rapid Face Wash cleaners. Superfruit Splash™ features refreshing raspberry and cranberry extracts
    while Soothing Plant Extract™ is formulated with extracts known for their calming properties. Both
    cleansers contain 2% Salicylic Acid to effectively treat and keep skin clear of acne pimples.

    The Clearasil® PerfectaWash™ Starter Kit contains the refillable touch-free dispenser and a three-month
    supply of facial cleanser. Priced at $24.99, the system is one-third the price of a three-month supply of
    Proactive®. Refills of Superfruit Splash and Soothing Plant Extract will be available for the suggested
    retail price of $9.99. Clearasil® products are available at drug, mass merchant and grocery stores
    nationwide. PerfectaWash™ will be available on April 1, 2012.

    The giveaway will also include:

    • ·         Clearasil PerfectaWash system including refills
    • ·         Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Daily Cream Wash
    • ·         Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Treatment Cream
    • ·         Clearasil Ultra Overnight Wash

     **If you want to win –

    +1 point for Tweet a photo to @HeyDoYou of your pretty face!

    +1 point if you LIKE https://www.facebook.com/clearasilcanada

    Winners will be chosen at random on May 10.


    The contest is only open to Canadian residents.


  • New York

    Clear face with Kolkhuri

    When I am stressed it totally shows on my face 🙁  Even though I am in my late 20’s now, I still do get zits from time to time. Sometimes they are the under the skin kind that just kills!  I have 5 pimples on my face —> on my nose, by my mouth, on my forehead :(:( that will not go away so I will be testing out Kolkhuri on it this week!  Check back next week to see if I have a clear face.

    Once you have tried everything on the market, you will know what products really work for your skin or not.  You can use Kolkhuri in many different ways:

    Anything from Minor skin cuts, Skin ulcers and abscesses; Scrapes and bruises; Gets rid of Pimples and Acne; Burns and Sunburned skin; Insect and Mosquitoes Bites;
    Chapped or Cracked Skin, Cracked Heels; Post-surgical Wounds, Hard-healing Sores; Drying effects of wind, cold weather; Furuncles and Boils; Pressure Sores, Pressure Ulcers, and Bedsores; Protects and accelerates the recovery of in any way compromised skin.

    I have tried so many products on the market like Burts Bee Blemish Stick, ZapZit and other products but nothing has natural ingredients  like Kolkhuri…

    **We are giving 10 of these away so if you want to try it, just leave me a message here and we will ship it out to you!

     Based on the millenium old natural herbal remedies, enriched with natural plant extracts and essential oils, the multi-purpose skin ointment Kolkhuri™ provides the most effective protection and healing for various skin problems. Its universal and versatile spectrum of effects is determined not by synthesized chemicals, which it does NOT contain, but by the natural plant extracts and essential oils that are known for various virtues.

    Getting rid of occasional pimples, as well as persistent pimples of any severity, can be very easy with Universal Skin OintmentKolkhuri™. The ointment can be useful for severe Acne cases too. While some Acne cases can’t be fully treated with any skin remedy unless the underlying causes are addressed, Kolkhuri™ does the best job of getting rid of every individual acne papule (pimple) for most of Acne cases. If applied persistently and regularly, the ointment gets rid of acne papules in several days: it may be the best treatment currently available, alongside Tea Tree Oil and Aloe Vera.

    Suggested use for Pimples and Acne:

    It is recommended to apply a thicker layer of the ointment on each pustule (papule) just before going to bed. You do not have to massage, and the areas do not have to be covered. In the morning, wash the areas thoroughly and, if daily activities allow it, apply thin layers of the ointment to the same places. The effect can be quite amazing.  In severe cases of Acne Vulgaris more persistent application of the ointment may be required – in combination with the usual hygiene measures recommended in the case of Acne. As for the other alternative medicine remedies, such as tea tree oil, Kolkhuri™ can be considered minimum as a supplemental treatment, if not a better substitute for tea tree oil.