Beauty Essentials for Summer fun in the sun!
Team PATYKA reveals three Beauty secrets for revitalized and radiant skin throughout your summer:
1. Radiant Eye Contour, a corrective treatment for smoothing the eye contour
2. Huile Absolue Face & Body Serum, an ultra-complete serum for face, body & hair
3. Intense Moisturizing Mask, S.O.S care for dehydrated skin
You can purchase PATYKA Paris at The Bathroom and if you are in the West Village, NYC area, please stop by!
Refinery29’s article “How to Look Hot in 20 Years” really got us thinking. And worried. So this one’s about prevention.
Where: The neck, oft neglected until it’s too late. Which is too bad because: “Some of the most telltale signs of aging are often more evident on your neck.” - R29
Why: “Your neck has nature working against it hardcore.” - R29
When: How/when it too late? According to R29, too late may be after you start to notice the change—“prevention is really your only option for dealing with aging below your chin. Invest in a good neck cream or treatment.”
There are tricks and secrets and then there’s a lot that’s just (almost) common sense (e.g. sunscreen, moisturizer, water). Rodial’s Chin & Neck Lift is one of our tricks. It’s luxurious prevention in a jar.
What Rodial says: “A ground-breaking gel that firms and lifts the appearance of the chin and neck. With essential amino acids, this gel hydrates to firm and strengthen the skin while promoting elasticity and smoothing the appearance of wrinkles all in one.”
What Beauty Boss says, an excerpt: “The texture and scent of the lightweight formula was silky and subtle, which made it a delight…After four weeks, my skin is definitely noticeably smoother, more soft and touchable, with no dry skin in sight…[says] that it achieves best results with long-term use. As a delicately formulated nourishing moisturiser, for a smoother jaw and neck area, it scores top marks.”
What you say: “This cream really, really works! Keep using it…two times a day and my 62-year old neck is looking much better!” - Reviewer on SoftSurroundings
What we say: Start prevention now. Skip the face lift.
Ren’s Skincare Glycolactic Skin Renewal Peel Mask
Just exactly what every gal needs before a big showing, be that the Met Gala (we’re not going to shut up about it until it’s over and we’ve seen every last gown) or a first/second/sixtieth date with a fella you know deserves some special treatment. And he better deserve it. Because this is going to be your best you. You but glowy. Refreshed and renewed. Like you’ve just come from a invigorating, happy-making dip in the Mediterranean. Except this Mediterranean dip also reduced the appearance of fine lines and drastically improves skin tone.
Maybe that’s why it was just awarded “Best for Instant Brightening” by Martha Stewart Weddings, Big-Day Beauty Award 2012. Or why it was InStyle’s “Best Radiance Mask.” Here’s what the experts had to say:
"Think of this as a speed facial: With a potent combination of glycolic, lactic and fruit acids, this tingly mask can get you glowing in just 10 minutes." - InStyle
It’s always a leap, these masks, especially for folks with sensitive skin. This one will be very, very kind to you. But do your research, read the reviews. You’re guaranteed to see a few words over and over: “clarified,” “smoother,” “brighter,” “gentle,” “potent.” Just to name a few. It won’t aggravate, just invigorate.
Oh, and it’s fruity!
So, wrinkles. We’ve been thinking about them a lot lately. Not in a mopey way, but a realistic way.
And before we go any further, let’s be clear: wrinkles can be beautiful.
Is it so wrong to admit, though, that certain types of wrinkles are perhaps more beautiful than others? The smiling kind, for instance. The “I’ve had a full and happy life” kind. Sleep wrinkles, on the other hand, not as much.
This is where silk pillowcases come in. We’ve got a great, multitasking one: BeautyZZZ Silk Pillowcases. They’re designed to make your beauty routine more effective, allowing your skin and hair to maintain their natural moisture (or the moisturizers and serums you’ve just applied) in a way that cotton can’t. There’s a science to it. Breathable, gentle. Your skin, rather than smushed into a cotton pillowcase while you sleep, will glide, lightly resting on the surface. And you’ll wake up crease-free.
Bonus: Beautyzzz are made of finely spun silk, free of chemicals and artificial colors, and can help sooth even the most sensitive skin (including those suffering from eczema).
A little bit from the authorities, should you want further proof:
On refinery29.com just yesterday, having a casual evening browse, we happened to stumble upon skincare guru Gina Mari support of silk:
Her Number One Tip:
"Even the most diligent skincare devotee can’t avoid the creases and lines that result from sleeping on your frontside. And silk pillowcases are much better than cotton as they provide 18 essential amino acids, are naturally hypoallergenic, inhospitable to dust mites and other allergens, and protect hair from breakage.
And then there’s Rachel Zoe, professing her love of BeautyZZZ’s silk pillowcases in a Zoe Report:
"a recent find that is the key to true beauty sleep…Designed to enhance your skin’s overall fabulousness—allowing your pre-bedtime products to absorb into your skin…It even maintains your blowouts, so say goodbye to bed head!"
There you have it. Silk pillowcases really do make for silky hair and silky skin. It’s time you finally got your beauty sleep, no?
Lisa loves* Dr. Hauschka. WE’VE GOT SO MUCH IN COMMON. We should probably be best friends, no? Heavens, we love her.
*And by Lisa we mean our inevitable best friend Lisa Eldridge, the makeup magician who did Katy Perry all up in the above photo, and when we say “love” we’re talking both toner and cleansing milk.
Your next and last (although we’ll always recommend moisturizing) HG product for aging elegantly. We quote: “like botox” - makeupalley.com reviewer, beltbagjunkie. Frownies—a natural, classic wrinkle remedy (they’ve been around since 1889) that really works.
Because we could not have said it better ourselves, the remainder of this week’s product post is going to consistent only of Frownies customer quotes. And the truth is, if we had to say it ourselves, we would sound hyperbolic, self-congratulatory, in love with our own products. Which, okay, we are in love with our products. But that makes sense, no? We stock them on purpose, after all. Really, we’re so into these.
The truth about Frownies, a la the real women at makeupalley:
This product has had miraculous results for me jimmyolsen30
I am almost 46…[and] they did more for me than any other product I have bought for my face. mcro
This product is the world’s best secret. Truly trains your face to stay unlined and [taut]. Monique372
Okay. That’s it. I’ve found my mission in life. I’m going to quit my day job and tell the whole world about the wonders of Frownies… Holy Grail is an understatement. jkirkpat
I read many positive reviews about Frownies but figured that technology had improved over the past 120 years…I was sooooo wrong. There was such an improvement that [a] co-worker asked me if I had work done…they are worth every penny. I will be buried with a box of Frownies and look great in the afterlife! eliz75
A definite must have for wrinkles…I wish I would have found these years ago when the lines first started appearing on my face. tiggerfan
I have used them every night for close to five years now. They diminished my frown lines to nothing…I truly see using them forever Reinhardt
The crow’s feet I was starting in with have faded completely. Rachelesque
I look like I’ve never had a worry in my life. themeanreds
If I don’t use them for a couple of weeks my frown lines become way more pronounced. I actually like the way they make me relax my forehead. fridge666
These are classic, they’ve been around forever because they work. whataworld
Note: These are all, obviously, positive reviews. We encourage you to read all of the reviews on makeupalley, good and bad. Please remember, though, that one must follow the instructions and give it time. Yes, they sometimes work overnight. But only by using them as instructed will you get lasting, smooth result.
In Japanese, Komen Nuka Bi Jin means “rice bran beautiful person.” In 1987, it was accidentally discovered that the factory workers in a sake factory had beautifully soft and supple hands. Research showed that the rice hulls they regularly handled have wonderful cleansing and moisturizing properties. A once discarded element became a valued resource, and this biodegradable ingredient became the base of the Komenuka Bijin line.
Komenuka Bijin is a highly regarded, but difficult to find, brand in the beauty industry. We are privileged to stock it and urge anyone to give it a go. So why not give your hair the rice treatment for 2012!
Available in-store at 94 Charles Street, NYC, or online.
If you’re planning on staying up well into 2012, make sure these are in your pocket. Innoxa Gouttes “Blue Eye Drops” are one of the best kept secrets in the beauty industry, adding brightness and sparkle to eyes like no other. We import them all the way from Paris so you can feel the effect of the specialized, and totally natural, formula for yourself. Used by celebrities, stylists and models the world over, no self-respecting party girl or boy should leave home without these.
Available online and in-store!