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I’m curious about…….pur minerals spring 2014 cleansing line

I have my favorites from pur minerals (and my not-so-favorites) and recently received a ‘look book’ describing the products in the line. I’m fairly curious about these products and would like to share the information I’ve received.  Keep in mind I do NOT have samples at this time of these products….this is more of a “Look at this-what do you think” type of post.

Pur minerals new cleansing line

Pur minerals new cleansing line

Claims:
Pur minerals skincare is clinically proven to correct, prevent and interrupt your biggest skin concerns for radiant results you can see.

Products:

Simplicity Gentle Cleanser-Normal, sensitive, oily and dry skin

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Sulfate-free formula gently but effectively washes away oil, impurities and makeup without irritating the skin or drying it out. Featuring honey extract, shea butter, and Sepicalm, a combination of water lily and a key amino acide, this extremely mild daily cleanser helps hydrate and calm the skin as it cleanses.
My initial impression after reading description: One cleanser for all skin types? Is this possible?

In the Clear clarifying cleanser-Oily skin

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Multi-action cleanser that gently exfoliates, clarifies and soothes irritable and problematic skin. As lactic acide melts away pore-clogging surface debris, tea tree oil reduces the appearance of excess oil for a shine-free, matte finish. Sulfate-free formula is never harsh or over-drying; this clarifying cleanser calms and cools with a refreshing mix of lavender, peppermint and aloe.
My initial impression after reading description: This is a cleanser I’d like to have in my arsenal for breakouts!

Miracle Mist hydrating makeup spray-Normal, sensitive, oily and dry skin

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Containing over 79 essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids, this moisturizing mist infuses your skin with vital moisture to help soothe and refresh your face, hair and body and even set makeup.  Anti-bacterial sulfur keeps blemishes at bay for clear skin the face and body.

My initial impression after reading description:  Is this like my Urban Decay b6 spray? Or is it more like MAC fix+? Do I need 79 essential vitamins and minerals on my face?

Melt away makeup emulsifier-Normal, sensitive and oily skin

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All natural makeup remover that’s tough on even waterproof makeup, while remaining gentle on delicate skin.  12 essential oils, including Argan oil, Avocado, Macademia, and Jasmine Oils unite, eliminate makeup, condition skin and nourish lashes.  Oil-busting formula provides a thorough pre-cleanse as oil attracts oil to cut through excess oil and stubborn cosmetics.

My initial impression after reading description:  So is this an oil?  Sounds like it.  If so, I WANT IT. I’m a huge fan of pre-cleansing with oils or balms.  My only hangup may be the smell-as I’m not sure what a combination of Argan, Avocado, Macademia AND Jasmine oil smells like.  Any clues?

Dirty Girl detoxifying mudd masque-Normal, sensitive, oil and dry skin

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Deep cleans and detoxifies your skin using a unique form of calcium bentonite clay.  This mineral mud facial mask unclogs pores and draws impurities out of your skin, leaving your complexion looking brighter, smoother and radiantly clean.

My initial impression after reading description:  A mud masque? Meh, why not….wonder if it’s like GlamGlow.  That’s one of my favorites.  How messy is it?

 

And there you have it. Anything you’re interested in?  Tell me in the comments section below!

Jetting off to Saint-Tropez? Care for your skin too-Dermalogica style!

Oh wouldn’t we all just love to take a respite to a warm place right now? Even though we can’t all click our heels 3 times and magically be transported to a land of palm trees and sunshine, if you ARE planning a vacation, you CAN avoid making some of these common skin care mistakes (courtesy of the lovely Charmaine Cooper of Dermalogica).

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1.Rushing out too quickly for “Fun in the Sun”

-Right after a flight, skin is more dehydrated…making it more vulnerable.

-Immediate sun exposure for unprotected skin is the WORST kind of start to any vacation.

Solution:  Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water! Always wear your sun protection!

2.Too much Sun exposure!

Prolonged exposure to the sun causes water to evaporate from the skins surface, which is why sunburned skin requires more moisture than unexposed areas.

Solution:  Where possible, limit the time spent in direct sun exposure.  Be sun smart! Don’t be a vampire but protect yourself from UV rays by seeking shade, wearing UV protective clothing.

3.Sun damage – not a light thing!

Skin damage should be treated seriously.  Did you know that with immediate attention, the skin health can be recovered and renewed?

Solution: Using a powerful serum like AGEsmart Multivitamin Power Serum, to reverse Cellular damage is a phenomenal way to keep the skin looking and feeling its best. Use a small amount nightly, underneath your moisturizer.

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4. So, you got sun kissed! Kiss your skin with hydration!

Vacationers covet the “sun kissed” look but usually end up with a “skin dehydrated” look!  No matter what your age, the Sun is the number one way to dehydrate the skin.

Solution: Dermalogica AGEsmart Antioxidant Hydramist is a favourite way to restore the lost moisture, essential to your skin.  Mist the skin anytime of the day and night with cooling hydration, and a shield of antioxidants.

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5. Play hard but play fair!  Be good to your skin.

Start and finish your vacation right!

Solution: Wear SPF at all times –  SPF 20, SPF 25, SPF 30, or even SPF 50! We recommend, re-applying, often. We recommend, re-applying, often. Try Dermalogica’s Solar Defense Booster SPF 50. It can be applied on its own or mixed into your favorite moisturizer.

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6. Look great but also be great in your shades!

Sun glasses are always a cool accessory for your vacation. Glasses sometimes are not enough to protect those peepers.

Solution: Don’t forget to care for your eyes with an appropriate eye moisturizer that contains SPF.  UV rays can be attracted to the skin around the eyes, especially with dark glass frames. Be wise and good to the eyes! Dermalogica Total Eye Care SPF 15 is a great option.totaleyecare

 

So there you have it folks!  Return from your time away looking refreshed both inside AND out!

Enjoy your vacation!

Taking George’s cream for a spin around the office-and offsite too!

I work in an office in an administration capacity.  I handle a lot of paper, do a lot of typing, and occasionally talk on the phone. So of course my hands get dry.  I have used MANY MANY MANY different types of hand creams.  They all seem to work at first (especially when I have a paper cut-OWWWW), but I find many of them leave me wanting more.  They’re either too runny, too thick, don’t absorb well, or absorb too fast.  Before I know it, I’m  dry again and needing to re-apply.

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