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6 Summer Beauty “Must Haves”

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Summer Beauty “Must Haves”

It’s a Glam Thing’s 6 Summer Beauty “Must Have” products.

Watch the segment here: http://www.good4utah.com/gtu/story/d/story/its-a-glam-thing-summer-must-haves/33538/SOJaQL1r-0-pjuw7zr0DrA

1.) Adonia TummyTone – Adonia TummyTone is an oxygen-base body-wrap treatment, with a gentle blend of organic ingredients, that helps reduce the appearance of your love handles and waistline in less than 60 minutes! You can do it at home. It is hypoallergenic and safe and effective for all skin types. TummyTone is a body wrap system that is used with your own body wrap material (any plastic wrap will do).
http://www.adoniaorganics.com/

2.) Tattoo Junkie Los Angeles Cosmetics offers Total Lip Art Kit “Smooch”, “Hott Kiss” Lip Art Kit, Ombre Blast Lip Stencils, Ombre Liner Lip Stencils, Lip Paint Pucker Up (Red, Pink and Lilac) & more.
http://www.tattoojunkee.com/

3.) Skin MD Shielding lotion w/Sunscreen & without. The beauty and softness of your skin is constant­ly attacked by both natural and artificial factors in the environment which lead you to ask a most common question : Why is my skin dry? Skin MD Shielding lotion duplicates and enhances your skin’s natural and protective barrier. Just a small application of Skin MD Natural daily protects your skin from damage and delivers hours of soothing moisture, and for those of you who have excessive dry skin . The ingredients in Skin MD Natural are 6 times more effective than those typically used. It is Hypoallergenic, non-greasy, fragrance and colorant free, paraben and petrochemical free. Will not clog pores. it is a Vegan product manufactured in the U.S. using 100% solar power.
http://www.skinmdnatural.com/

4.) Bo-Po peel off nail polish is the brush on peel off nail polish that lets girls “glam”ify themselves with a special quick drying formula that peels off in a snap. The spill proof bottle lets girls paint their nails in 10 sparkling tints and colors that will match every mood. Remember the 80’s Brush-On Peel-Off nail polish? Worx Toys has acquired this unique, proprietary formulation and improved it! Hot new colors, improved drying time and smoother peeling make the new BoPo better than ever!
http://bo-po.com/

5.) Pursecase, is not your typical phone case, pursecase doubles as a purse! This petite clutch is elegantly designed with just your phone and essentials in mind. Keep your phone, credit cards, ID, and cash all at your fingertips in the most stylish way. Makes life simple with a compact mirror, a pocket to carry some cash, ID & credit cards, and all with a stylish chain handle – which doubles as a bracelet – just in ‘case’ of a fashion emergency.
http://pursecase.com/

6.) Indulge yourself with refreshing luxury bath accessories and body washes from Kama Sutra. Let these silky-smooth, sensual bath and body treats awaken your morning or relax your evening. Kama Sutra’s Luxury Bath collection is just one of the many Kama Sutra products which also include, massage oil, massage lotion and massage candles gift sets and more
http://kamasutra.com/

Cancer-fighting supplement

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Dr. Zand Article, Systeme 41

Powerful cancer-fighting supplement may fight skin cancer even better when you use it topically. One out of seven people in the U.S. will contract skin cancer every year. It’s the most common form of cancer, and while it is often treatable, malignant melanoma can be deadly. It causes an estimated 8,700 deaths every year. So it’s vital that we find better ways both to treat and prevent skin cancer. And researchers are finding that a popular oral supplement might fight this cancer even better when you apply it topically.

As you may know, two of your skin’s biggest enemies are ultraviolet radiation and oxidative stress. Both contribute to skin aging and skin cancers. The best way to fight these enemies is with antioxidants, which combat the free radicals that can cause anything from age spots to skin cancer. One of the most potent antioxidants researchers are investigating is resveratrol. This antioxidant, found in grapes, berries, peanuts, and red wine, holds a lot of promise for keeping our skin healthy and beautiful.

Oxidative stress leads to cancer when the antioxidants produced in the cells can’t keep up with the production of reactive oxygen by the mitochondria. This imbalance can occur due to exposure from cigarette smoke, extreme temperature change, or exposure to UV radiation. Most of the research on antioxidants to date has focused on taking antioxidants orally. But that’s beginning to change.

Providing the cells with external antioxidants can help them restore their balance and stay healthy. And one of the best ways to provide these topical antioxidants is with resveratrol — the popular oral supplement. You may know about resveratrol’s powerful effects against cardiovascular disease. But researchers soon found that it has potent antioxidant properties as well. It also has low toxicity and few side effects, making it very attractive as a skin care tool.

Researchers have conducted multiple studies that suggest that resveratrol has chemopreventive and therapeutic effects. One study in particular found that resveratrol was able to cause apoptosis, or cell death, in two human melanoma cell lines. And another study found that it decreased the viability of melanoma cell lines without affecting the good fibroblast cells.

One of the downsides of taking resveratrol orally is that it’s metabolized very quickly in the body, typically within 30 to 60 minutes. That’s another reason topical application is gaining popularity. Researchers are finding that applying it topically maintains its bioavailability for much longer periods of time.

Resveratrol has a lot of promise in our fight to stay healthy and beautiful. While you can find it in grapes and red wine, contrary to some understandably popular ideas, drinking the amount of wine necessary to get a significant amount of resveratrol (about 1,000 liters daily) isn’t the best way to help your skin. Instead, try applying it topically. You can find resveratrol in both Système 41′s Restorative Night Treatment and Nourishing Day Creme.

To your health, naturally,
Dr. Janet Zand signature
Dr. Janet Zand, Système 41

Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3060966/

Gloves In A Bottle Giveaway

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
Gloves in a Bottle

Gloves in a Bottle

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Gerard Cosmetics Brow Bar To Go Giveaway

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
Brow Bar To Go

Brow Bar To Go

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Adonia Polishing Sand Giveaway

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
Adonia Organics Polishing Sand

Adonia Organics Polishing Sand

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Athena 7 Minute Lift Giveaway At It’s A Glam Thing

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
Athena 7 Minute Lift

Athena 7 Minute Lift

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$75 Beauty Box Giveaway At It’s A Glam Thing

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
Beauty Box

Beauty Box

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$50 Beauty Box Giveaway

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
Beauty Box

Beauty Box

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Summer Fave Find #2- Adonia Leg Tone Serum

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
Adonia Leg Tone

Adonia Leg Tone

http://lisacocuzza.itsaglamthing.com/summer-fave-find-2-adonia-leg-tone-serum/

Use Systeme 41 and You Will Need No More Skin Injections

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Why you don’t need injections to reduce wrinkles and restore elasticity to your skin

You may have noticed that as we age, our skin becomes drier and less elastic. That’s because our bodies don’t produce as much hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid, as you may know, is a moisture-retaining acid that occurs naturally in the skin. But you’ll also find it in some advanced skin care products to increase their efficacy. But does this really work? Does adding hyaluronic acid to skin care products really help increase moisture? A study from three years ago gave us the answer.
In a 2011 study, researchers applied hyaluronic acid formulations around the eyes of 76 women. All of the women were between the ages 30 and 60 years old. The purpose of the study was to assess hyaluronic acid’s effect on wrinkles and skin condition.

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In this study, the women applied the HA product to one eye for 60 days, but used a control cream around the other. The researchers measured their skin’s hydration and elasticity before the study started, at 30 days, and again at 60 days.

All of the women experienced a significant improvement in the skin around the eye receiving the HA treatment compared to the one that didn’t receive any hyaluronic acid. The researchers also measured the women’s wrinkle depth and found a significant improvement resulted from two of the hyaluronic-acid formulations as well.
Clearly, hyaluronic acid has a lot to offer your skin. Hyaluronic acid is remarkable because it holds water in the skin, keeping it hydrated and moisturized. It works so well that many dermatologists use it in the injection products Juvederm and Restalyne.

I really like hyaluronic acid and recommend it because it works. By providing your skin with hyaluronic acid externally, you can help restore a youthful appearance. You can supplement your body’s slowing natural production of it by applying it topically.

In the Système 41 Skin Care Essentials Kit , you’ll notice the Revitalizing Eye Treatment, the Restorative Night Treatment, and the Nourishing Day Crème all contain hyaluronic acid. This kit is a great way to reintroduce hyaluronic acid to your skin. Many of our satisfied customers have seen a dramatic improvement in their skin elasticity and hydration in just a few weeks. You could too.

To your health, naturally,
Dr. Janet Zand

Dr. Janet Zand, Système 41

Source: Pavicic T, et al. J Drugs Dermatol. 2011 Sep;10(9):990-1000.