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All the Gifts and Events in the Neiman Marcus Spring Beauty Event Starting Saturday.

All the Gifts and Events in the Neiman Marcus Spring Beauty Event Starting Saturday. SHARE ON: SusuFebruary 7, 2019
Starting this Saturday, February 9 and running through the 24th, Neiman Marcus Southpark is hosting their annual Spring Beauty Event, packed with special events and gifts with purchase. Since we save up for months, scraping the tubes and palettes for every last drop so we can renew during this event, we thought you might want to check out the gifts so you can plan your shop. But first, The Events.
To schedule an appointment for any of these events please call 704.442.7900 and ask to speak with your favorite Beauty counter. Saturday February 9
Chantecaille Global Makeup Artistry Event with Scott Medwatz A master makeup artist with Chanteccaille for more than 10 years, Scott will show you how to achieve a natural, elegant and sophisticated look for Spring: Saturday February 9 | 11am to 6pm
Sisley Paris Spa Event Looking for radiant skin? Schedule a facial with Sisley-Paris: Saturday February 9 or 19 | 10am to 4pm Wednesday February 13
Chantecaille Spa Event Enjoy a luxurious botanical facial utilizing the latest products from Chantecaille: Wednesday February 13 | 10am to 4pm Thursday February 14
Armani Beauty Artistry Event The Armani Beauty team team will show the latest makeup trends born backstage: Thursday February 14 | 11am to 5pm
Lancôme Spa Event Receive a luxury facial with the new Absolue Revitalizing Brightening Soft Cream: Thursday February 14 | 10am to 4pm Saturday February 16
Chantecaille Artistry Event with Kathy Berger Discover the latest makeup products for Spring from cruelty-free makeup pioneer Chantecaille: Saturday February 16 | 11am to 6pm Friday February 22
La Prairie Spa Event Enjoy a facial and enter a world of timeless beauty with the worlds most luxurious skincarewhere science meets art: Friday February 22 | 10am to 4 pm Saturday February 23
Cle de Peau Spa Event Discover Japans #1 Luxury Beauty Brand with an Ultra Radiance facial: Saturday February 23 | 10am to 4pm The Gifts with Purchase
AMOREPACIFIC Treatment Enzyme Peel, Vintage Single Extract Essence, Time Response Eye Reserve Creme, and Moisture Bound Rejuvenating Creme; $350 minimum purchase. All of the above, plus AmorePacific Candle Set; $550 minimum purchase.
CARTIER Carat Eau de Parfum Purse Spray; with 3.4-ounce Carat Eau de Parfum Spray purchase.
CHANTECAILLE Polar cosmetics case with Bio Lifting Serum + and Cream +, and Jasmine and Lily Healing Mask; $300 minimum purchase.
CLÉ DE PEAU BEAUTÉ Pouch with Le Sérum, Radiant Multi Repair Oil, Softening Cleansing Foam, and Refined Lip Luminizer; $300 minimum purchase.
DIOR Blue pouch with Prestige La Crème Texture Essentielle, Diorshow Mascara, Addict Lip Maximizer, and Jadore Eau de Parfum; $200 minimum purchase.
ÉVOLIS PROFESSIONAL Bag with travel brush and Reverse Shampoo, Conditioner, and Treatment Mask; $75 minimum purchase.
GIVENCHY Small Heart Pouch with Le Rouge Perfecto lip color in No. 202; $150 minimum purchase.
HOUBIGANT PARIS Quelques Fleurs LOriginal Moisturizing Body Lotion; $190 minimum purchase.
HUM NUTRITION Full-size Red Carpet dietary supplement; $75 minimum purchase.
INDIE LEE Rosehip Cleanser and CoQ-10 Toner; $50 minimum purchase. All of the above, plus choice of two of Brightening Cleanser, Purifying Face Wash, Squalane Facial Oil, or Active Oil-Free Moisturizer; $100 minimum purchase.
JANE IREDALE Canvas bag with BeautyPrep Face Cleanser and Moisturizer, Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener, Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain in Forever Pink, and PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation; $100 minimum purchase.
JUICE BEAUTY Green Apple Brightening Emulsion; $125 minimum purchase.
KIEHLS SINCE 1851 Travel bag with choice of either Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash, Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque, and Crème de Corps, or Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash, Close-Shavers Squadron Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream White Eagle, and Body Fuel; $175 minimum purchase.
LA MER Bag with The Moisturizing Soft Cream, The Eye Concentrate, The Treatment Lotion, and The Lifting & Firming Mask; $300 minimum purchase.
LANCÔME PARIS Tonique Radiance, Bi-Facil cleanser, Color Design 5 Pan Eyeshadow
Palette, LAbsolu Gloss in Nuit & Jour, Définicils mascara, and full-size Crème Radiance; $100 minimum purchase.
LASH STAR Pure Pigment Kohl Eyeliner Pencil; $50 minimum purchase.
MAISON FRANCIS KURKDJIAN Choice of either Gentle Fluidity Gold or Silver Eau de Parfum Spray; $215 minimum purchase. All of the above, plus Aqua Universalis Scented body cream; $415 minimum purchase.
NUFACE Pack of 5 Prep-N-Glow Textured Cleansing Cloths; $149 minimum purchase.
ORIBE Gift box with Superfine Hair Spray, Dry Texturizing Spray, and Maximista Thickening Spray; $75 minimum purchase.
RÉVIVE Intensité Complete Anti-Aging Serum, Crème Lustre Night, and Les Yeux cream, and Le Polish; $350 minimum purchase.
SISLEY-PARIS Lyslait Cleansing Milk, Floral Toning Lotion, Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream, Eye Contour Mask, Restorative Facial Cream, Instant Éclat Instant Glow Primer, and Izia Eau de Parfum Spray; $350 minimum purchase.
TATA HARPER Rejuvenating Serum and Crème Riche; $200 minimum purchase The Gift with Any $125+ Purchase #sponsored. Articles on scoop are sponsored by the businesses mentioned and/or our advertisers. For more info on our policies click here . Previous post The Nose Knows. Shopping the Latest Perfumes and Scents at Neiman Marcus. About the Author Susu Retail marketer who loves shopping, fashion, design, travel and dining out. NOLA native, Francophile, and DC-lover living in Charlotte since 1998. Married to a die-hard Wahoo for over 25 years, mother of one Princeton Tiger, a labradoodle and two cats. I’m the creator & editor of scoopcharlotte and scoopthelake – if you think you’d like to join our program, email me at [email protected] today! Related Posts

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THE DIRTY DOZEN LIST FOR YOUR SKIN

LIVE CLEAN TIPS Hi Everyone, This post is a little different from my usual recipe post. Its about our personal care products and the many chemicals to avoid when shopping for them. Every morning when you wake and after you wash your face (or so I hope), youre applying something to it whether thats a toner, shaving cream, deodorant, facial serum, moisturizer, cosmetics or sunscreen. And thats just on your face. If you shower morning or night or both, youre using hair shampoo, condition, and body soap and perhaps you apply body lotion over top. Basically, every day were applying a lot onto our skin and it is the largest organ of our bodies that is absorbing every ounce of this stuff. Soaking it up like a sponge on a daily basis. And it is these same ingredients that are going into our bloodstream travelling through our organs and other parts of the body. These same chemicals are also being rinsed off at the day of the end in the shower contaminating our water supply and eco systems. Well be drinking this stuff (yuck!). Whats so harmful about these chemicals? U.S. researchers identified 10,500 industrial chemicals used as cosmetic ingredients, including carcinogens, pesticides, reproductive toxicants, endocrine disruptors, plasticizers, degreasers and surfactants. Whats an endocrine disruptor? A contaminant that acts like a hormones and interferes with the endocrine system, which regulates growth, metabolism, sexual development, reproduction and other body functions. So which ones should I avoid then? Heres a Dirty Dozen List! BHA and BHT Used mainly in moisturizers and makeup as preservatives. Suspected endocrine disruptors and may cause cancer (BHA). Harmful to fish and other wildlife. Coal tar dyes P-phenylenediamine and colors listed asCIfollowed by five digits P-phenylenediamine is used in some hair dyes; other colors are used in a variety of cosmetics. Potential to cause cancer and may be contaminated with heavy metals toxic to the brain. DEA, cocamide DEA and lauramide DEA Used in some creamy and foaming products, such as moisturizers and shampoos. Can react to form nitrosamines, which may cause cancer. Harmful to fish and other wildlife. Dibutyl phthalate Used as a plasticizer in some nail care products. Suspected endocrine disruptor and reproductive toxicant. Harmful to fish and other wildlife. Formaldehyde-releasing preservatives DMDM hydantoin, diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea, methenamine, quarterni- um-15 and sodium hydroxymethylglycinate. Used in a variety of cosmetics. Slowly release small amounts of formaldehyde, which causes cancer. Paraben, methylparaben, butylparaben and propylparaben Used in a variety of cosmetics as preservatives. Suspected endocrine disruptors and may interfere with male reproductive functions. Perfume Any mixture of fragrance ingredients used in a variety of cosmetics. Some fragrance ingredients can trigger allergies and asthma. Some linked to cancer and neurotoxicity. Some harmful to fish and other wildlife. PEGs (e.g., PEG -60) Used in some cosmetic cream bases. Can be contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, which may cause cancer. Petrolatum Used in some hair products for shine and as a moisture barrier in some lip balms, lip sticks and moisturizers. A petroleum product that can be contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, which may cause cancer. Siloxanes: Examples; cyclopentasiloxane, cyclohexasiloxane and cyclomethicone Used in a variety of cosmetics to soften, smooth and moisten. Suspected endocrine disruptor and reproductive toxicant (cyclotetrasiloxane). Harmful to fish and other wildlife. Sodium laureth sulfate Used in some foaming cosmetics, such as shampoos, cleansers and bubble bath. Can be contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, which may cause cancer. Triclosan Used in some antibacterial cosmetics, such as toothpastes, cleansers and antiperspirants. Suspected endocrine disruptor and may contribute to antibiotic resistance in bacteria. Harmful to fish and other wildlife. [This list was sourced from: https://davidsuzuki.org/queen-of-green/dirty-dozen-cosmetic-chemicals-avoid/ ] Are there chemicals in my sunscreen I should avoid? Yes. Retinyl palmitate is a vitamin A compound in the same family as Retin-A, which is known for its anti-aging applications. Studies conducted by the National Center for Toxicological Research and the National Toxicology Program found that lab rats whose skin was coated with a cream containing the chemical tended to develop tumors faster11% to 21% fasterthan rats coated in a cream that didnt include that ingredient. Oxybenzone – The primary function of oxybenzone is to absorb UV light, but some research shows oxybenzone can be absorbed through the skin. Oxybenzone when mixed with the suns rays is linked to hormone disruption and potentially to cell damage that may lead to skin cancer.
Fre Skincare offers a non-toxic SPF 30 and I currently use this sunscreen as it is oxybenzone free So what kind of sunscreen should I buy? I currently use Fre Skincares SPF 30 sunscreen which is carcinogenic free! Its also…. Diethanolamine (DEA) free? Yes.

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BrandSpark International’s 2019 Best New Product Award Winners A

SOURCE BrandSpark International
Survey of over 18,000 Canadians reveals shifting consumer preferences for health-conscious, environmentally-friendly and natural products
TORONTO , Feb. 5, 2019 /CNW/ – Today, leading market research firm BrandSpark International announced the results of their 16 th annual Best New Product Awards (BNPA) and new research on Canadians’ shopping habits for everyday consumer products. More than 18,000 Canadians voted on the latest new beauty, health, personal care, food, beverage, and household products in 66 different categories. There was a strong presence in the natural and health-conscious realm, with winners including Love Child Organics, Burt’s Bees, Nude by Nature, Tetley Super Tea , and Joyya milk. For 2019, the BNPA program has partnered with Canadian Living, which is promoting the winners across its network of print and digital media properties. To learn more about Best New Product Awards, visit www.BestNewProductAwards.biz .
This year, shoppers can purchase and save on the BNPA award-winning product Shopping Guide on www.ShopperArmy.ca , a new site from BrandSpark that rewards Canadian shoppers with cash back from Amazon.ca and other top online retailers. The complete list of winners follows below.
“With so many new products launched each year, consumers are looking for ways to identify which are truly the best and deserving of their dollars,” said Robert Levy , President of BrandSpark International.
“Over the past 16 years, the Best New Product Awards has become the most influential awards program for CPG products, and is recognized as the Canadian Shoppers’ Seal of Approval,” says Kim Diamond , Vice President of the BNPAs. “The award helps products stand out in the saturated CPG marketplace. Year after year we see brands gain an edge in the market by consistently leveraging their win across media channels.”
Embracing Innovation
“Canadian shoppers continue to be interested in innovation, with seven in 10 indicating they like trying new products,” said Levy. However, the choices can be overwhelming, with one in two saying there are too many new products for them to determine what’s best on their own, pointing to the importance of credible consumer shopping guides like the Best New Product Awards.
Product Benefits Canadians Want
When it comes to what Canadians are looking for, the survey revealed that:
67 per cent of Canadian shoppers surveyed look for new products that will “make my life easier.” New product benefits that resonate with most Canadians include health, taste, effectiveness, and convenience. 79 per cent appreciate when manufacturers make products more environmentally-friendly, and 37 per cent are willing to pay more for these products, which is an increase from 32 per cent in 2018, pointing to a continued opportunity for brands.
Premium Products
Many winners in the food and beverage category this year are mainstream brands innovating with premium ingredients like Hellmann’s Made with Avocado Oil and Tetley Super Tea . Similar trends can be found in the beauty category.
In beauty and personal care, Canadians continue to seek products that will be gentle on their skin, yet proven to be effective. “Beauty shoppers won’t compromise on great results, and superior effectiveness continues to be the key to victory for beauty winners in the BNPAs,” said Levy. In the study, over 50 per cent of shoppers say that products from the best beauty brands that can be found in drugstores are as effective as those from more expensive prestige brands. Beauty shoppers also look to consumer-voted awards and reviews, with eight in 10 saying consumer endorsements influence them to purchase new beauty products.
2019 Best New Product Award Winners
FOOD & BEVERAGE CATEGORIES
PRODUCT
Advent Calendar – Chocolate
Ferrero Golden Gallery Advent Calendar
Baby Food Pouch
Love Child Organics Superblends Purees
BBQ Sauce
Heinz BBQ Sauce Kansas City Style Sweet & Smoky
Bite-Size Snacking Cheese
Black River Cheese Cubes
Canned Tomatoes/Sauce
Hunt’s Heirloom Tomatoes
Chips
Old Dutch Ridgies Pulled Pork Wrap Chips
Chocolate Bar
M&M’s Chocolate Bar
Chocolate Peanut Snack
Reese Miniatures Stuffed With Pieces
Coffee
NESCAFÉ GOLD Instant and Roast & Ground Coffee
Coffee Creamer
Califia Farms Almond Milk Creamer
Cookie/Muffin Snack
Oreo Thins Bites
Crackers
Good Thins: The Corn One
Dairy Dips
Natrel Whipped Dips
Frozen Baked Dessert
Felix & Norton Love Tartelles
Frozen Pizza
Delissio Rustico Bacon Fumoso
Gum
Tic Tac Gum
Healthier Frozen Entrée
Healthy Choice Power Bowls
Hot Tea
Tetley Super Tea
Juice Infused Sparkling Beverage
Perrier & Juice
Lactose Free Cheese
Black Diamond Lactose Free Pizza Mozzarella Shredded Cheese
Less Sugar Juice
Minute Maid ‘No Sugar Added’ Tetra Juice Boxes
Low-calorie Ice Cream
Breyers Delights Ice Cream
Mayonnaise
Hellmann’s made with Avocado Oil
Meat Bar
Epic Meat Bars
Milk
Joyya
Natural Peanut Butter
Adams 100% Natural Dark Roast Peanut Butter
Nut Spread
Lindt Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
Organic Pre-Packaged Deli Meat
Maple Lodge Organic From the Farm Cooked Chicken Breast
Pasta
Catelli Turmeric Pasta
Seasonal Chocolate
Ferrero Rocher Squirrel
Single Serve Baking Mix
Duncan Hines Perfect Size For 1 Chocolate Lover’s Cake
Snack Bar
Kashi joi Energy Nut Bars
Soft Cheese
Galbani Pizza Mozzarella Deluxe
Sparkling Water
Bubly Sparkling Water
Specialty Bread
ACE Herbes de Provence Schiacciata
Spreadable Cheese
Président Collection Spreadable
HEALTH, BEAUTY & PERSONAL CARE CATEGORIES
PRODUCT
Acne Treatment
Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Spot Treatment
Adult Vitamin (50+)
Centrum Adult 50+ MultiGummies
All Natural Blush
Nude By Nature Cashmere Pressed Blush
Anti-Aging Facial Care
L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Cicacream Anti-Aging & Repairing Cream Moisturizer, with Centella Asiatica & Pro-Retinol
Baby Probiotics
Nestle Good Start Baby Probiotic Drops
Body Lotion
Aveeno Positively Radiant Body Lotion
Concealer
Nude by Nature Perfecting Concealer
Dry Shampoo
Batiste Tropical Mini Dry Shampoo
Exfoliating Body Wash
Aveeno Positively Radiant Exfoliating Body Wash
Eyeliner
Revlon Colorstay Exactify Liquid Liner
Face Primer
Nude by Nature Perfecting Primer
Facial Spray
Garnier SkinActive Soothing Facial Mist with Rose Water
Foundation
Burt’s Bees Goodness Glows Liquid Foundation
Hair Colour
Feria Glam Grunge Collection
Hair Mask
Garnier Fructis Damage Repairing Treat 1 Minute Hair Mask + Papaya Extract
Kids Sunscreen
Ombrelle Kids Ultra Gentle Lotion Spray Sunscreen SPF 50+
Lip Colour
CoverGirl Exhibitionist Lipstick – Metallic
Men’s Body Wash
Dove Men+Care Extra Fresh Micro Moisture Body + Facewash
Nail Polish
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure RED/esign Collection
Protein Powder
Jamieson Essentials plus Protein
Root Touch Up for Hair
Garnier Express Retouch
Adult Sunscreen
Ombrelle 100% Mineral Body Sunscreen SPF 50+
Toothpaste
Sensodyne Pronamel Strong & Bright Enamel
Vitamin Drink
Emergen-C Energy+
Women’s Health Supplement
Centrum Multigummies Multi+Beauty
HOUESHOLD CATEGORIES
PRODUCT
Air Freshener
Febreze Air Blood Orange & Spritz
Fabric Care
OxiClean Laundry Pre-Treat Stain Remover
Laundry Detergent
Tide Pods Plus Oxi Laundry Detergent
Laundry Scent Booster
Downy Unstopables Bounce Outdoor Fresh Scent
Odour Fighting Laundry Detergent
Arm & Hammer plus OxiClean Odour Blasters Laundry Detergent
About BrandSpark International
Founded in 2001, BrandSpark International uniquely combines real world consumer insights with marketing credentials and services. BrandSpark Insights gets at the heart of WHAT consumers think, WHY they act the way they do, and HOW marketers need to respond to successfully grow their business. BrandSpark Marketing Services runs major awards programs Best New Product Awards, BrandSpark Most Trusted Awards and a new consumer site, www.ShopperArmy.ca , that offers cash back on purchases made on Amazon.ca and other retail partners, as well as a targeted shopper community of product testers providing honest ratings and reviews. Visit www.BrandSpark.com .

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MELVITA ROSE EXTRAORDINARY WATER

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My face was somewhat purple afterwards however that could possibly be because I scrubbed it fairly hard myself. Afterwards I felt that my skin was evidently smoother and perhaps just a little bit brighter. Compared with the chemical peeling gel I acquired in Japan, I felt that the micro-beads smoothed out my skin extra. Brightness was related. Nevertheless, with the chemical peel it was easy to really feel when the dead skin rubs off your face because the peel texture was originally pure liquid. However with Dr. Beauty micro-peel smooth gel, it was laborious for me to determine when I used to be finished scrubbing as a result of the texture of the micro-beads felt the identical as the dead skin that rubbed off! No because I need to strive other types of peeling gels to match. This worked for me however since this is simply the second time I’ve used a non-scrub exfoliator so I wish to try out more!Methods to take care of it? Wash your face with cleansers which can be designed for combination skin and when using a toner, dilute it with water earlier than making use of on your cheeks. Apply moisturizer extra incessantly to dry skin. Use oil absorbing make-up to reduce shine. Mixture might use a mixture of substances of dry skin and oily skin. This type irritates easily and is usually red and blotchy. Such a skin can have allergic reactions to beauty products usually delicate to the sun, wind and chilly weather. Search for soap, make-up and moisturizers which are fragrance free and hypoallergenic. Wash your face once a day and use skin exfoliants. Use a hypoallergenic toner on oily areas, however discontinue if it causes irritation. Elements like glycerine, jajoba, buttermilk, laender, tulsi, and many others needs to be used which can moisturize the skin gently. These 8 glasses of water a day your mom always informed you to drink are important to keep up your skin’s elasticity and suppleness. And don’t rely espresso or any of the caffeinated soda as part of the 8 glasses as a result of caffeine is dehydrating. You need to give some thought and consideration to the type of make-up you employ. And be sure to scrub your instruments recurrently. Issues comparable to beauty brushes get soiled and can micro organism and germs and may cause skin irritations and breaking out. Keep environmental pollutants from being absorbed into the skin with an excellent moisturizer that additionally acts as a skin barrier, as they may trigger marks and wrinkles. Get critical about stress reduction, as this may increasingly result in circumstances like acne, dark circles, marks, pigmentation, and and so forth. Put aside quiet time to meditate and make sure you get sufficient sleep.With such vitality under the hood, it isn’t any marvel D3PA is discovered in only the easiest anti wrinkle eye creams. A examine from Yale College reveals gorgeous outcomes on months of use with D3PA. Within a day to 3, eye puffiness continues to be decreased. Inside a matter of five days a healthy skin glow continues to be observed. After two months of software, it decreases line wrinkles and crows ft most particularly beneath the attention. And after three months you’ll discover your skin to exude porcelain like look with even skin complexion. Just imagine how nice your skin will flip out if you’re to use the LifeCell Cream in your eyes and skin which has D3PA as its energetic ingredient. Aside from the stellar outcomes, it is even backed up by countless analysis and published medical journals proving how effective and effective this compound is. Being an additional profit, it is also secure to use even within probably the most sensitive beneath eye region. Subsequently, in the event you had been dreaming for that airbrushed and supple encounter like what you often see in magazines, use of anti wrinkle eye lotions having a D3PA.Myrrh important oil can be used to rejuvenate aging skin. This greatest facial oil the primary anti aging products that works by giving your completion a fresh new glow whereas at the same time helps to reduce deep wrinkles. Myrrh natural oil include antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that help heal skin diseases and improve skin tone, firmness, and skin elasticity. Treatment for crepey skin with this pure anti aging oil reduces effective lines and wrinkles that appear on the aging skin. Myrrh natural important oil drastically helps enhance dry and creepey wanting skin on face and neck. This pure oil has been recognized to treat sun harm, chapped skin, rashes, blemishes, pigmentation, eczema, and bacteria within the skin. Neroli Important Oil: Best Essential Oil for the Face: Neroli essential oil another greatest important oils for skin. Neroli essential oil is extracted from the flower petals of the orange tree. Attempt to drink extra water as effectively to enhance circulation and oxygen distribution to the face. Keep your skin clean and protected from exterior parts throughout the day. It’s best to frequently wash your face fully with mild cleaning soap or cleanser and fresh water at the very least twice or thrice when you’re out and exposed to pollutants and dirt. Use a mild exfoliant or astringent to clean your pores and keep your skin cool and contemporary. It is usually suggested to not cleanse very often or you risk drying up your skin making it prone to eczema and infection. When choosing protective merchandise, consider the type of skin that you have which may be normal, oily or dry. Moisturizers are advisable for skin prone to dryness, flaking and cracking, astringents and cleansers are really helpful for oily skin to stop clogging of pores. Others having the traditional kind may do extraordinarily well with simply mild cleaning soap and water.In case you beloved this short article along with you would want to obtain more information relating to 바카라사이트 i implore you to pay a visit to our own page.

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We asked a grooming expert to review the skin care routines of the guys in our office, and the same mistake came up time and time again

To find out, I asked all the guys in the office to talk me through their skincare routines, then passed them on to grooming expert and writer for Swedens Café magazine Jonas Öhman to see what he thought.
This turned out to be a mistake.
Some of the worst habits include someonescrubbingtheir face with water and another scraping their face off with a body mitt twice a day.
The only person to even use a proper face wash was me, the author, who writes about this stuff for a living.
Heres what our Swedish skin expert made of this dermatological car crash of an office. Leon, Video Editor
I shower twice a day and wash my face with body wash and a body mitt, but I very rarely put any moisturiser on (like once a week). I dont really ever have dry skin, I often have the opposite problem, to be honest. If I use moisturiser I get greasy skin.“
Jonas: „That is alarming. One of the reasons he experiences oily skin is likely because he doesnt moisturise. What tends to happen if you dont apply any type of hydration to your face, your skin is going to go, ‚oh my god, I need to start producing fat to compensate for the fact that Im not getting anything.‘
This person has stripped any ounce of hydration from his face using body wash and that horrible mitt.“ Kieran, News Editor
Skincare products marketed at men are, in my opinion, a way of ripping off people without the self-confidence to buy anything that looks a bit feminine. I use own-brand lotion from Morrisons [UK supermarket], which I use for a couple of days after I shave, and any other time my skin feels particularly bad. That is it.“
Jonas: „When he says, ‚after I shave, and any other time my skin feels particularly bad,‘ I wonder what that means. His skin should not be feeling bad for a couple of days after he shaves.
That is something that I would try to point out to him. If you shave correctlyyou make sure your skin is warm, you have a really sharp razor, and youre light to the touchthen he shouldnt be having problems for a couple of days after.
Generally, products that are formulated for your face dont clog your pores, which is not a big issue for the skin on your body.
The products that are meant to be used on your face are developed to protect your face because your face is out there in all sorts of different climates, radiation, and sun and whatever. I think they usually put a bit more work into those products than the ones for your body.“ Bill, Breaking News Fellow
After my morning shower I put on an SPF40 moisturiser, every day. If I have some damaged areas I use Sudocrem [anti-septic healing cream] before bed, but not too much as it dries out. Once a week I exfoliate my face (Sunday.) Dont want to get dependent on it. Every now and again with the Carmex lip salve.“
Jonas: „First of all, this guys got something right at least. Using a daily moisturizer with SPF is a genius move in my book. You really should be using SPF all year round because even if the suns not out, there is radiation out there, so I think hes doing well in that department.
This antiseptic creamnever put anything drying on damaged skin. It does not help the healing process at all.
You want to be using something thats hydrating and calming because that helps the skin heal. Dont put anything harsh on skin thats already damaged. Also, why is his skin damaged?
It does seem to be more like a cream you would put on a rash or something. If possible, maybe try not to use it so much on your face. Sudocrem contains lots of oils and waxes and that can actually clog your pores, so using that on breakouts might not be helpful. I havent used it but it doesnt seem like the perfect remedy for that.“ Adam, Politics Reporter
I moisturise twice a day, before I go to work morning and before I go to bed. Both post-shower.“
Jonas: „Thats it? My instant question would be how does he and people around him view his skin quality? If that floats Adams boat then good on him.
If he manages to get away with just washing his face with water and then moisturizing then I dream of having a face like that. Some people are like that.
I use so many different productsway more than I need, in fairness. But my skin quality is complicated, it tends to work against me, so I need to actively stop it working against me. But that sounds like its not the case with Adam, so dont fix what isnt broken.
What he does need to make sure hes doing, though, is using a moisturizer with SPF during at least spring and summer. Out of pure necessity and to minimize the aging process.“
[I ask: Would he not be clogging up his pores by moisturising without exfoliating first? ]
Absolutely, that is what I thought. But, if thats not a problem for him then hes lucky. Some people can get away with anything.“ Harry, Associate Distribution Editor
I dont really use any specific skincare products. After I shave I usually use some Nivea Creme [All Purpose Body Cream] to reduce razor burn and if I get spots Ill put Sudocrem on them because its antiseptic.“
Jonas: „I think its adorable he says hescrubshis face with water.
If theres an anti-inflammatory in Sudocrem I guess that could have some kind of effect on acne and spots.
Anyone who is using body wash and body lotion on their face will experience positive effects if they were to take the giant leap over to facial products.
If you shave with a razor and shaving cream, make sure to do that properly. Change your razor often. Make sure to have a back-up razor at home because what tends to happen is you run out of razors and youre forced to use an old one, which reaps havoc with your skin.
„[Washing your face with warm water before shaving] makes your skin more supple and prepares your skin for shaving.“ Graham, Markets Reporter
I cant live without Bulldog beard oil and a boars hair brush. MyroutineI guess is just water in the shower, oil in the beard while its wet and brushed with the boars hair to make it not itchy.“
Jonas: „Oh. So his skin gets nothing? I would like to plant this seed of thought in him: He tends his beard with oils but puts nothing on his skin? I dont know why he would do that.
He can clearly be bothered to put in the effort with his beard, so why not his skin too?“ Tom, Politics Reporter
I honestly just use shower gel on my face sometimes. Usually nothing at all. Sometimes if Im using my flatmates shower and I see a fancy face scrub I use a bit of that. During the day I sometimes use a bit of Nivea Creme but thats about it.“
Jonas: „Thats not a routine. It actually sounds like hes using whatever comes his way so, first and foremost, buy products of your own. He will have to visit a store to do that.
Take your time to actually ask someone what would fit your type of skin and at least get a face wash and a moisturiserthats the bare minimum.“ David, Video Producer
After a shower, Ill first apply some cocoa butter over my face and body. Ill then apply some coconut oil on, but not too much as it gets a bit too oily and can stain my clothes (which has happened before). For my facial hair and bald scalp, I use black castor oil, but that only goes on the face and scalp and never the body. I also dont use coconut oil on my beard as it clogs up my pores and causes ingrown hairs.“
Jonas: „That is a very oil-heavy routine. I realise that depending on your ethnic background that dryness of the skin can be a thing and I guess depending on the colour of your skin, dryness is going to show more if youre darker than if you have a lighter skin tone.
Im not much for oils, to be honest. At least for your face, there are a number of different face oils out there but you usually have to use them in addition to a cream because oils and only oils rarely do the trick.
I would advise him to take a couple of steps away from all those oils and try some natural options in the cream section, which I actually think could suit him better.“ Jake, Executive Editor
I observe a simple three-step routine every morning: 1. I scrub my face in the shower with a good quality, organic body wash, taking particular care of areas where my pores get easily clogged, like around my chin. 2. Once dry, I apply Bulldog Skincares Original Moisturiser where my skin easily dries out, including under my eyes and around my nose. 3. If its cold out, I always have lip balm at the ready.“
Jonas: „Good! I did hear body wash, though. I realise that you want to make life simple and you dont want to be spending a great amount of time in the bathroom getting ready, but its not like using a face wash is going to add that much time to your routine. Bulldog does good face washes so go for one thats actually formulated to suit your face.
If anything, he should be doing that to get his moneys worth because he treats his skin well after the cleansing phase so just invest in a good routine the whole way through. And if he wants top marks then he should add an SPF during the day.“ Me (Tom), Lifestyle Reporter
I use a La Roche-Posay Purifying Foaming Gel twice a day, after my morning shower and before I go to bed at night. On both occasions, Ill dry and apply Bulldogs Original Moisturiser. About twice a week I use Bulldogs Face Scrub, which is a bit more heavy-duty.“
Jonas: „It sounds perfect. La Roche-Posay is a really nice brand, I use them a lot. Its a French pharmacy brand so theyve done tonnes of research on it. Usually, their products are good for all types of skin.
I like that you dont over-scrub your face. Two times a week is good, especially seeing as the Bulldog face scrub contains all those kernels and seeds. If your skin can handle it, go ahead.
What you might want to try is a chemical peeling product depending on your skin quality.
If you wanted to step up your game then maybe invest in a night cream so you have a lighter moisturiser for the day and something a bit more nourishing for the night.“
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Jonas: „Im astonished by how many people in your office use body wash to clean their face.
If you dont have a problem with your skin, I would actually say only using water is better than using body wash because body wash will, for sure, dry your skin like crazy. So dont do that. Invest in something thats formulated for that area of your body.“

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