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Coming Soon--Perricone MD's Hyalo Plasma

Dr. Perricone is constantly at work, developing new ways to revolutionize the way we treat our skin and and this month, we're excited to introduce his latest and greatest treatment. The skin care industry can seem fickle at times, disappointing us with cheap marketing ploys and claims that seem a little far-fetched. Perricone MD Skin Care, however, has always stayed true to itself, putting science on the forefront of everything it stands for, while implenting a mindset that invites its loyal users to care for their skin like the vital organ it is. 

Hyalo Plasma is the newest treatment to make its way to our shelves and it is sure to be a best-seller come Christmas. Customers concerned with a loss of volume, suppleness and wrinkles will find Hyalo Plasma a favorite in their regimen. This hybrid serum/cream treatment is the first dermatologist grade Hyaluronic treatment, making it a wonderful alternative to invasive procedures that can often appear unnatural. Cross-linked Hyaluronic Acid creates a hydrating reservoir that helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, keeping skin looking smooth and youthful. Micro Hyaluronic Acid infuses skin with a plumping effect, giving the skin much-needed suppleness. Barrier Hyalutonic Acid gives the skin a visibly smooth appearance, creating a translucent glass-like surface. The world Hyalo itself is derived from Greek vocabulary, which means "resembling glass." Who doesn't want wrinkle-free, glass-like smoothness?

Back-To-School Beauty Must-Haves

It's back-to-school time, which means long hours at the library and endless cups of coffee to get you through classes without falling asleep. It can be a hectic time, and let's be honest--hitting the snooze button is a lot easier than getting up to style your hair. However, just because school's a priority again doesn't mean you can't look fresh and fabulous as you make your way to finals season. If you're in need of some no-fuss beauty tips, check out my back-to-school must-haves. 

1. No-fuss foundation: If you still want your skin to look flawless, but don't have a lot of time to apply it, I suggest going for light foundation that blends seamlessly into your skin. bareMinerals foundation is always a winner because even the lightest application adds a flattering glow. Another great option is Gorgeous Cosmetic's Base Perfect Liquid foundation. It's oil free and contains antioxidant Vitamins A and E for a beautiful, silky finish. For very minimal coverage and a load of skincare benefits, consider Dr. Perricone's No Foundation Foundation. 

2. Dry Shampoo: Let's face it, when you have an early morning class, shampooing your hair is the last thing on your mind. Plus, any extra time you can spend sleeping is always a plus. A good dry shampoo will refresh your hair, remove excess oils and give you some volume and texture for an easy, ready to go style. Pureology's Fresh Approach Dry Shampoo has a wonderful scent, absorbs oils and leaves a nice satin finish. You can follow it up with Fresh Approach Dry Condition to help eliminate static and frizz.

County Fair Detox Tips

Summer doesn't feel complete until you've made a trip to your county fair. A day at the fair can be filled with so many memories, but it can also leave you feeling quite gross the day after. Your skin may feel parched from being outdoors all day. You may be dehydrated from drinking too many strawberry lemonades. Your stomach might regret that deep-fried, Texas-style turkey leg with chocolate and sprinkles--or was it bacon? You may not even remember all the junk food consumed. All you DO know is you need a county fair detox, ASAP. 

If you found yourself distracted by the carnival lights or scents of deep-fried foods and didn't reapply your sunscreen, then you're probably going to need something soothing for you sun-parched skin. Refresh and hydrate your skin with Sun Bum's Cool Down Hydrating After Sun Lotion. Soothing Aloe helps cool down skin while Vitamin E hydrates your skin, restoring your skin's moisture and protecting it from peeling. Cocoa Butter keeps your skin ultra soft and healthy-looking.

In the process of recovering, I suggest treating your skin to a facial treatment. If your skin's been in the sun all day, Dermalogica's Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque is just what you need. Enriched with the most powerful antioxidants, this masque helps skin recover from sun damage while protecting it from future free radicals. Algae Extract helps boost skins moisture while Burdock, Licorice and Comfrey calm your skin from any sensitivity. Vitamin B5 brings nourishment to damaged skin, leaving it feeling softer and revitalized. 

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day is right around the corner and if you're still unsure about what to get mom, Planet Beauty is here to help. Giving the gift of beauty is perfect for the mom who needs a little pampering or even the mom who can't get enough of the latest and greatest products. 

1. Ahava Mineral Botanic Hibiscus & Fig Duo $32: Pamper mom with a luxurious lotion and body wash set from one of our favorite skin and body care lines. Ahava's Hibiscus Velvet Cream body wash leaves skin feeling super soft and healthier than ever. Hibiscus, Fig and antioxidants moisturize skin while natural anti-bacterial properties help protect it. Follow up with the moisturizer for a complete nourishing experience. Want a little add-on? Try Ahava's Age Perfecting hand cream with SPF 15. Not only will her hands feel nourished and healthy, but using this cream will also help brighten dark spots caused by sun damage.

2. Clarisonic Mia 2 $150: If mom is a skin care enthusiast, then she should have the ultimate skin care tool for cleansing. Using a good cleansing tool will not only refine pores, but will leave skin looking smoother and allow serum and treatment products work more effectively on the skin. The Clarisonic Mia 2 is gentle and features 2 speeds for a customized experience. Offered in a variety of colors, there are plenty of options for you to choose from. Always a top-selling Planet Beauty item, you cannot go wrong with Clarisonic. 

At-Home Peels with Power

If you get notifications from Groupon like I do, then you'll notice the growing popularity of medical beauty procedures being offered left and right. Chemical peels are just one of the many procedures many Americans are curious about because of their amazing results. However, considering a chemical peel requires extensive research because of the risks that can potentially arise from the procedure. It can be overwhelming and costly. With the growing interest in these types of treatments, many great skin care brands have launched their own peels that are safe to use and still produce wonderful results. I'm personally always a fan of treatments I can do in the privacy and comfort of my home. If you're looking to shake up your skincare routine, check out some of our favorite peel products.

Dr. Perricone's Blue Plasma is a non-acidic daily peel that gives you the results without any redness or irritation. This innovative product is created to remove dead skin on the surface with Bio-specific peeling. Micro-extraction helps lift surface debris to unclog and purify skin while Hydro-fusion helps restore skin's hydration. Salmon Roe enzyme and Copper improve skin's luminosity while plumping fine lines and wrinkles, leaving skin looking radiant and healthier. Blue Plasma can be used every day for maximum results and is a no-rinse product. Follow up with one of Dr. Perricone's moisturizers. 

Before you skip out on moisturizer...

Finding the right daytime moisturizer can be such a challenge sometimes, especially when your skin fluctuates between oily and not-so-oily on a daily basis. With the weather getting warmer, a lot of us our spending more time outdoors. Unfortunately, sometimes doing so can really affect your skin, especially if you wear foundation. There’s nothing worse than having a good makeup day melt off of you. Sure, you used that wonderful primer and light foundation. However, if the moisturizer you used in the morning was too heavy, you can find yourself looking quite greasy by 2 pm. 

If you consider your skin to be combination, Rodial’s Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Moisturizer SPF 15 not only hydrates skin, but provides your skin with chromabright and vitamin B3 for a beautiful, luminous finish. If you want your daytime moisturizer to provide even more anti-aging properties, then I highly suggest one of my personal favorites from Dr. Perricone. Face Finishing Moisturizer really transforms your skin with alpha lipoic acid, DMAE and Vitamin C Ester. Packed with antioxidant protection, this 2oz jar will help increase firmness while smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C Ester improves skin’s luminosity, providing the perfect canvas for makeup. 

Shh, Don't Give It Away!

Going to the salon for root touch-ups is second nature to a lot of women. Every four weeks, appointments are made and hair is refreshed and beautiful once again. After all, no one wants to have those pesky grays peeking out. Women go to great lengths to avoid those telling patches of grey and white, often keeping products handy at home for in-between salon visits. However, there are two areas women often neglect among the frenzy of hair color.

Our hands and neck often fall victims to the early signs of aging. The tell-tale markers present themselves in the form of wrinkles, loss of elasticity and more often than not, age spots. For some women, this seems to happen overnight and can be quite surprising. If you're one of the few who still hasn't seen it, then I suggest some preventative action to keep yourself looking healthy and youthful. 

Jurlique's Purely Age-Defying Hand Treatment is rich with Vitamin C, Jojoba, Tumeric and Safflower Seed Oil to moisturize and brighten up discoloration and uneven skin tone. Use just once and you'll notice a difference in how soft and silky your hands feel. Another great option is Mavala's Anti-Blemish Cream for Hands. Packed with botanical extracts and free of harsh chemicals, this hand cream exfoliates skin to eliminate dead skin, restore moisture and improve radiance. For a more natural option, pick up Caudalie's Hand and Nail Cream. Infused with rich antioxidants, this hand cream is lightweight and has a beautiful orange fragrance to invigorate your senses. 

PB <3s JDRF!

There is nothing more beautiful than giving back, which is why Planet Beauty annually partners with a charitable organization to raise awareness for a cause.  On December 5th, Planet Beauty teamed up with JDRF, an organization that’s fighting to end Type One diabetes, to host a fundraiser to benefit the organization.  Twenty percent of the events sales went to JDRF, and helps take them one step closer to achieving their goal of ending juvenile diabetes. charity event rffle basket 300x200 Give Back with PB and JDRF!

charity even tables Give Back with PB and JDRF!

The Planet Beauty Buffs pulled out all the stops, offering makeovers, deluxe services from our favorite vendors, snacks and beverages, and even a few of our favorite beauty bloggers to share their insight on products and beauty! This year, we even had a chocolate tasting from Godiva—beauty and chocolate, who could ask for anything more! All in all, the Buffs and 300 of our guests raised over $7,500 to donate to JDRF in the fight against Type One Diabetes.

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