Beautiful, Badescu Skin

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July 4, 2014
by Jill
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Fan Friday Giveaway: Vitamin C Serum

Happy Fourth of July!

To celebrate, we’re giving away a bottle of our skin-brightening Vitamin C Serum!

Simply comment on our blog (below) to enter to win. This contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada and will end on July 7, 2014 when we announce the winner on our Facebook page! The winner will also be contacted privately via email.

BEFORE YOU COMMENT, check out these blog highlights!

QUIZ: What’s your beauty style?
Are you missing out on this natural ingredient for beautiful skin?
How to treat Hyperpigmentation
Your top 5 skin care questions answered here.
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June 30, 2014
by Kimberly Yang
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Under the Radar: Bee Pollen Night Cream

WHO: Bee Pollen Night Cream, perfect for combination, dry, and sensitive skin types.

WHAT’S INSIDE
: Beeswax, Honey Extract, Pollen Extract, and Vegetable Oil.
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NC_beepolleWHY IT WORKS: This creamy, lush formula featuring Bee Pollen and Honey Extract boasts hydrating properties that leave skin soft, smooth, and supple. Natural oils combined with an antioxidant Vitamin A blend nourish the skin while fighting aging free radicals, thus helping improve the skin’s texture overnight.

HOW TO USE: For nightly use. After cleansing and toning, gently massage the cream all over the face, making sure to avoid the eye area. Don’t forget about the delicate neck and chest – these are two areas that are immediate giveaways of age (or neglect in skincare treatment!), so be sure to moisturize in those places as well.

Beauty Tip: Layer up! We love adding a few drops of the Cellufirm Drops under the Bee Pollen Night Cream for an even more concentrated treatment that helps firm, tighten, and smooth skin for improved elasticity and a more even, youthful-looking complexion.

June 28, 2014
by Lee Ann
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Travel Light: Our Favorite Multipurpose Beauty Products

Whether you’re traveling by plane, train, or boat, it’s always best to pack as minimally as possible.  The less cumbersome, the better. When packing beauty products, it’s obviously ideal to bring multipurpose products to save space and make moving about as effortless as possible!

Check out the following MB multi-taskers that will help lighten your load:
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beauty productsFacial Spray with Aloe, Herbs & Rosewater
This pick-me-up spray (1) helps hydrate and refresh your skin anytime, anywhere (2) sets makeup (3) may be sprayed on dry hair and (4) can be used as a toner.

Makeup Remover Soap
Use this mild cleanser-and-makeup-remover-in-one. It’s a creamy formula that is gentle on the skin and won’t leave it feeling dry.

beauty productsHerbal Hydrating Serum
Treat your skin to a serum that is hydrating enough to be worn alone (without moisturizer) at night.

Cellufirm Drops
Our Cellufirm Drops multi-task as a lightweight anti-aging emulsion (for the face and neck) as well as an eye treatment to help slow the formation of crow’s feet.

All Purpose Egg Shampoo
Lather up your hair and body with this shampoo-and-shower-gel-in-one. It contains egg to nourish, and will leave you feeling clean from head to toe.


Travel smart with our MB multipurpose items!

June 26, 2014
by Kimberly Yang
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How To Get Smooth Skin In 7 Steps

1. Drink plenty of water.

It’s one of the best things you can do for your complexion; in fact, hydration is easily the foundation of good health and a beautiful skin. Water flushes toxins and waste in the body – which would have caused inflammation – and hydrates cells so skin looks plumper, firmer, more radiant.

2. Put a lemon in it.

Fresh lemon juice in hot water serves as an incredible detox for the body and skin. Drink it first thing every morning and you’ll see a noticeable difference in the texture and tone of your complexion.

3. Know your skin type.

…and tailor your skincare regimen to your needs. Always be gentle with your skin no matter what type you have (acne-erupted, dry and flaky, oily, sensitive, etc.) because being too harsh will only exacerbate whatever it is you have. The goal is to maintain balance in order to achieve a smoother and more perfect complexion.
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4. Eat a balanced diet.

You are what you eat, after all. If your body isn’t getting the right nutrients, it shows in your skin. Remember to eat mindfully: think plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, and other wholesome foods for smooth skin.

[Read: Healthy Food for Healthy Skin]

5. Use sunscreen every day.

Broad spectrum SPF protection should be part of your skincare regimen no matter the season: UV rays can penetrate even on the cloudiest and rainiest of days. In fact, sun exposure is the number one reason behind all premature signs of aging like age spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging. Prevent damage by wearing sunscreen daily; avoiding the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when its rays are the strongest; reapplying sun protection as often as necessary; and avoiding sun bathing and indoor tanning beds.

6. Exfoliate regularly.

Bumpy skin can be refined over time with regular exfoliation one to three times a week. An Alpha Hydroxy Acid cleanser (such as our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser) gives a deep clean by penetrating pores and breaking down dulling buildup – thus encouraging cell turnover for a brighter and noticeably smoother complexion.

Be sure to exfoliate your body too. A gentle scrub helps buff away dry, flaky bits so the skin can better absorb whatever body lotion or cream applied afterwards.

7. Moisturize, always.

Even oily skin types, too. Hydration is the cornerstone of a healthy, smooth complexion, so be sure to find the right moisturizer for both your face and body to help the epidermis retain proper hydration levels. Apply the product while your skin is still damp – right after cleansing or showering – for optimal results.

June 24, 2014
by Lee Ann
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Which Is The Best Mask For Your Acne-Prone Skin?

Struggling with acne? There is more to acne treatment than just cleanser, toner, moisturizer, and spot treatments. Don’t forget the wonders a mask can do for your skin! Check out the following masks for those who struggle with acne breakouts and discover which is the best mask for your skin!

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Drying Maskbest mask
Formulated with purifying Kaolin Clay, acne-fighting Sulfur, and calming Calamine, the Drying Mask helps do what its name indicates: to aid in drying up stubborn blemishes. It goes hand-in-hand with the Healing & Soothing Mask (use each alternately).  Who it’s for: those who experience moderate to severe breakouts.

Healing & Soothing Maskbest mask
Sometimes irritation and redness is accompanied by acne, and when that happens, our Healing and Soothing Mask saves the day. It contains a combination of Oatmeal and Zinc Oxide to help soothe and balance the skin.
Who it’s for:  those who have moderate to severe breakouts.

Flower & Tonic Maskbest mask
Prevent congestion and help tackle bumpy skin with this clay-based formula that helps draw impurities from the pores. The Flower and Tonic Mask also contains Zinc Oxide to calm the skin.
Who it’s for: those who have sensitivity and breakouts.

Special Mask for Oily Skinbest mask
Acne is often coupled with oily skin, and sometimes excessive oil production can lead to breakouts; tackle the source of acne by trying our Special Mask for Oily Skin. It is made with kaolin clay and calamine to help balance very oily skin and prevent breakouts.
Who it’s for: those with excess oil and shine.

Treat your skin to a mask that will help attack the acne!