In this video, you will learn why this product made the Breakthrough Series on [my] style files. This 'facial in a box' provides everyone the opportunity to be a princess for a day!
thatsmyclarisonicYou've read the review, so you already know that I love this product. Clarisonic is the key to getting deep, ultra-clean skin. Now, you can personalize your Clarisonic, up to 18 characters, at no additional charge. How fun is that!

There are several cleansing systems to choose from. I have the classic. However, I am tempted to get the Mia for travel. I don't go anywhere without my Clarisonic. If you have one, you know what I am talking about.
The Clarisonic sweeps away impurities and clears your pores, improving the health of your skin. Its gentle sonic micro-massage action prepares your skin to better absorb skin care products. Studies show up to 61% better absorption of Vitamin C after cleansing with Clarisonic compared to manual cleansing.

If you don't have your own Clarisonic, it's time to get one. You can find them in stores and online, as well. Just click the link below. And don't forget to personalize it!

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Contest rules: tell me why you want the Lift and Firm Gel via comment submittal by December 20th, and you will be entered to win. It's that simple. And the lucky winner will have the gel before the new year - prepared to squelch those lovely resolutions we set ourselves up for every year. Good luck!

Also, for the first ten requesters, you will receive a weekender sampler pack of the Become facial products - just ask!
Ask any man or woman, they will tell you that nothing shows our age more precisely than our hands. And while we focus a lot on caring for the skin on our face with the right products and sunscreen, we cannot neglect our hands. They need special care, too.

The skin on the back of our hands is extremely delicate. There is almost no fat under it, which is why veins are so visible. With age, the fat that does exist lessens and the skin becomes dry and loose. And then the dreaded age spots and sunspots appear. So, what can we do?

pt124-hands-that-lie.thumbnailIf your hands have prominent veins, look for products that contain skin brightening properties, such as Peter Thomas Roth Hands That Lie. This lotion combines Antarcticine, a unique glycoprotein from the Antarctic Sea, with botanical skin brighteners and natural olive oil for serious hydration - and it has an SPF of 15. For a more serious treatment, consider sclerotherapy.

ele012-pro-collagen-hand-nail-cr.thumbnailFor bony hands, it's important to shield hands from damaging factors. Use Elemis Pro-Collagen Hand and Nail Cream, which contains antioxidants such as myrrh, aloe vera and linden flowers to protect against dryness, thinning skin and discoloration. Bonus, it's a nice treatment for nails and cuticles. For a more serious treatment, consider an injectable, such as Radiesse.

cp040-hand-nail-cream.thumbnailFor hands with a wrinkled texture, you need a product with antioxidants to prevent free radical damage, and one that is nourishing. Try Caudalie Hand and Nail Treatment. For a more serious treatment, consider Fraxel re:store.

p57900_hero.thumbnailFor hands that are spotty, find a lightening treatment hand cream, such as LancomeAbsolue Hand Replenishing Unifying Treatment SPF 15 Sunscreen. This will not only diminish the appearance of age spots, but help to prevent new ones from forming. For a more serious treatment, consider Intense Pulsed Light treatments.

Tips on How To Care For Your Hands:
  1. Use a mild pH soap when washing your hands
  2. Wear cotton-lined rubber gloves when washing dishes
  3. Exfoliate twice a week to help remove dead skin cells
  4. Moisturize constantly and use an SPF
  5. Wear gloves to protect your hands from cold weather
All products can be found at (with the exception of Lancome).

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Produced from the fruits of the Argan, a species of tree endemic to the calcareous semi-desert of southwestern Morocco, Argan oil has been touted to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, in addition to strengthening elasticity and improving skin’s overall youth and vitality. This rare and organic oil has been used by the Berber women of Morocco for hundreds of years for its beneficial use in skin, hair, nail and therapeutic treatment. As you can imagine, it has been building momentum in the U.S. - everyone wants to know what the hype is all about.

Argan oil is rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids, and contains high levels of vitamin E. It also contains squalene, ferulic acid, polyphenols or polyphenolic compounds, and carotenoids. Essentially, it's food for your skin. Due to age and environmental stress, our skin is deprived of the nutrients needed to maintain necessary levels of collagen. Argan oil is rich in linoleic and oleic acids, which help to protect and maintain skin resilience, smoothness and radiance. However, it is known to be comedogenic, and therefore, may not be suited for those prone to acne.

There is plenty of research out there supporting the effectiveness of the organic oil. And curious minds want to know (especially mine). You can find many product lines that utilize Moroccan argan oil, such as ar457, Eden, Argan Oils, Kaeline L'Huile de Beaute, Argan Body and Babor Argan Cream. I am eager to try it and will be testing argan oil over the next couple of months. If you want to try it for yourself, prices run the gamut from the above listed websites.

This article is dedicated to Laurie (thank you).