Monday, November 11, 2013

Monday: Fall Skincare Giveaway-WIN Michael Todd and Edimi 6 pack of skincare!

Hi ya Gorgeous!
 Happy Monday to you! I get more done on a Monday than most other days. Now, here is a great way to start your day, enter the Makeup University 6 pc Fall Skincare giveaway featuring Michael Todd true organic skincare and Edimi natural skincare!

I have sampled each of the products you have seen and love them! They are effective but gentle. The Edimi facial enzymes (brown powder on left in photo) is an amazing mask for helping to retexture skin. The Michael Todd Tropical Fruit enzyme exfoliant scrub is perfect for face, neck and hands. I am so happy and excited to be sharing this Fall skincare set with you! Good luck and enjoy the giveaway!

Do You Have Balanced Skin?
Introducing Edimi: What pH Balanced Means for Skincare

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Miami, FL (September 23, 2013) – How many of us know what “pH Balanced” really means? According to Dr. Michael Tick, biochemist, laboratory director for The Institute for Skin Sciences and the founder of Edimi, our body and skin require a balance between alkaline and acidity for optimum health. We have something called the acid mantle, which is our skin’s barrier. It keeps moisture in while defending itself from germs and toxins.
“When you have healthy skin, you know it. You can see it and feel it and your skincare products and makeup go on beautifully,” says Dr. Tick.  “You know if your skin is off scale when your skin is too acidic or alkaline - it will feel dry, prone to breakouts, sensitive and inflamed.  Skin conditions such as eczema, rosacea, psoriasis and such others are caused by an imbalance of pH in the body.”
Introducing Edimi
Edimi is renowned for bringing advanced skincare and expertise to consumers through luxury spas and salons worldwide. Led by Dr. Tick, scientists have developed products with formulas combining well-being and technology for a positive transformation effect on body and mind.  Edimi continues to set the pace with innovative collections featuring herbs, botanical actives and certified organics.
“Healthy skin is achieved by eating a healthy diet and practicing proper skincare,” says Dr. Tick.  “Edimi's goal is to provide natural skincare solutions to common skincare issues.” 

Helps to clean pores, improve complexion, relieve sunburn, tighten pores, reduce the appearance of age spots and freckles, leaving you with a fresh, revitalized, younger looking Skin.

Directions: Massage into face and neck, avoiding the eye areas. Leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off well.
What It’s For: Scaly, aging, flaky Skin, wrinkles, clogged pores, etc.

We took this formula from our very successful "Non-Surgical Face Lift" system and altered it slightly for home use. Actively promotes collagen and elastin production, and helps the Skin to repair itself. 
Directions: Use morning and night after cleansing face. DO NOT apply over Eye Serum. Let dry before applying Face and Neck Rejuvenator. DO NOT USE FOR: Roseacia, Couperose and Acne. 
What It’s For: Use for lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, loss of elastin and collagen, sagging Skin, dry Skin & aging Skin.

Penetrates deeper within the pores than any other cleanser on the market today. This makes it possible for creams and serums to get to their target and do their job. Bumps under Skin need deep pore cleanser. No harmful chemicals, no drying agents, non-burning and no irritation. May cause slight tingling effect.
Directions: Apply nightly.
What It’s For: For stubborn and solidified sebum under the surface that can cause bacteria growth and Skin fungus. Great for acne, oily, pimple and smoker Skin.

Removes dead and dry Skin cells while revitalizing the Skin!
Directions: In bath or shower, apply liberally using circular massaging strokes. Rinse off well. Use twice a week from the neck down, except genitalia.
What It’s For: Accumulation of dead Skin cells, flaky, dry, sick-looking

Stress is the single biggest cause of poor health. In the home, on the job, money, terrorism, relationships... there is plenty of opportunity to become stressed.
Directions: Apply on both inner ankles, both inner wrists, both inner elbow creases, and behind both ears morning and night. 
What It’s For: Anti Stress Cream is called the "Calming Cream" that can help to lower stress, and anxiety, and is great for Roseacia.
You will think we added perfume and color to this product, when all the time, it is natural.
Directions: Use in the bath or shower daily.
What It’s For: Aging Skin, sallow-looking, pimples, dry, flaky, scales. 

For the millions of people having "botulism" injected in the name of a youthful, wrinkle-less Skin, there IS another way. This smooth gel, whose active ingredient comes from France, will help your Skin to feel young again.
Directions: After cleansing, apply liberally to face & neck. Gently smooth into Skin. No moisturizer required. Use morning and night.
What It’s For: Sagging Skin, wrinkles, lines around eyes and mouth, turkey neck, loss of elasticity.

About the Institute for Skin Sciences
The Institute for Skin Sciences (ISS) is a thirty-five year old private Skin research facility based in the United States. Dr. Michael Tick, an internationally renowned research Scientist, whose life-long objective has been to bring good health and wellness to the people through the Skin, directs the Institute.
Originally, the ISS was created for the purpose of defining, diagnosing and treating Skin diseases. The ISS became aware, shortly into its ‘mission,’ that the Skin was much more than just the largest organ of the body. We noted that while both the medical and scientific communities had previously agreed that dealing with the Skin was a ‘one-way street’, our research proved otherwise. With this newfound knowledge, the ISS set out on a new course, and for the last twenty years, has been developing protocols using the Trans-Skin technology to promote health & wellness. It is this culmination of research that we bring to you today, Trans-Dermal Infusion Technology or TDI-38.
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Feed Your Skin with Michael Todd True Organics
"You'll love what's in it. You'll love even more what's not."
It seems every time you turn around, there’s another high-tech, high-performance skincare ingredient hitting the market - and many of them are so complex, one practically needs a degree in chemistry to decipher what they do.  

 However, today’s leading beauty brands aren’t looking under microscopes for the most innovative and effective skincare ingredients; instead they’re stopping by their local farmer’s markets and grocer.  Chemists and doctors at Michael Todd studied the topical effects of food with a goal of complete nutrition for the skin.  

They used as many organics as possible without compromising  performance and sans added water or unhealthy chemicals.   Stars such as Carmen Electra, Jillian Michaels, Tori Spelling, Lisa Vanderpump, and RHONYC star Sonja Morgan are all fans of Michael Todd True Organics. 

Marrying nature and science, Michael Todd True Organics created recipes that resulted in effective organically based skincare solutions for all skin types.  Whether your needs are to treat dry, blemished, aging, oily, sensitive, sun-damaged, pigmented or normal/combination skin, Michael Todd is committed to improving skin health by developing the highest quality of products and raising the bar once again in formulation and ingredient technology.  

Mother Nature has given us superfoods that play double duty,” says Lewis Hendler, founder of Michael Todd True Organics.  “Consider the avocado as the overachiever of beauty superfoods. It's rich in protective antioxidants and essential fatty acids, which help keep skin plump and smooth.  Our Avocado Mango Mask unclogs pores, reduce bacteria, and nourish and heal on and below the skin’s surface. Our products represent a synergy between science and the certified organic plants and fruits we use. The result is an unsurpassed skincare experience that enhances and protects the skin for years to come without the use of potentially harmful ingredients so common in many other brands.” 

For the Holidays and to Fight Cold, Brash Winter Weather
Peppermint Body Bar Soap: $7.00
Forget your morning coffee! Organic peppermint leaf and menthol combine with soothing essential oils in this 85% organic bar soap. A refreshing and invigorating wake me up and great way to start the morning.A beautiful bar that lathers and smells great; a delight for all your senses. Once you've tried our soap, you will never go back to plain old soap again. I'm just sayin'. For all skin types.

Skin Defender Cleanser: $22.00
Skin Defender cleans gently yet thoroughly then rinses without residue leaving skin feeling clean, soft and smooth. Blended with Alpha Hydroxy Acid to improve the appearance of fine lines, blotches and discoloration and Organic Green Tea and Citrus Extracts of Lemons and Oranges to help fight environmental stressors. Skin is more vibrant, even-toned and radiant looking. Prepares the skin for serums and moisturizer.

Directions: Wet face and hands with warm water. Apply cleanser onto hands and gently massage onto damp face in upward, circular motions. Rinse thoroughly.

Who It’s For: Normal to dry, mature and combination skin.

Organic Pearl and Silk Mask: $34.00
Extra-gentle skin treatment that hydrates and firms as it exfoliates using the power of Herbal Pearl and Silk Amino Acids to purify and give the skin a very soft and velvety feel. Mild action and the presence of natural soothing agents reduce irritation and inflammation associated with sensitive skin. Exfoliates, moisturizes and firms, improves elasticity and pliability of the skin, unclogs pores allowing skin to breathe and facilitates movement of skin oils. Turns lackluster looking skin into healthier younger looking skin.

Directions: After cleansing, apply an even layer over face and neck. Avoid eye area. Leave on for 10-15 minutes and rinse. Follow with toner and moisturizer. May be used 2 or 3 times a week.

Who It’s For: Normal to dry skin. Especially recommended for mature and sensitive skin. 

Tropical Fruit Scrub: $18.00
Naturally fruity refreshing skin treatment that uses the power of Papaya and Pineapple Enzymes as a mild non-irritating exfoliant to remove dead skin, impurities and toxins without irritation caused by scrubbing. Exfoliates, moisturizes and firms, improves elasticity and pliability of the skin, unclogs pores allowing skin to breathe and facilitates movement of skin oils. Gently refines skin texture and encourages skin renewal.

Directions: After cleansing, apply a small amount of product to fingertips and with light pressure, work the scrub in circular motions being careful not to over stimulate skin. Follow with toner and moisturizer/ serum.

Who It’s For: All skin types.

Walnut Grapefruit Scrub: $14.00
Powerful body cleanser exfoliator sloughs away dead skin cells and stimulates production of fresh, healthy layers of skin. Helps to reduce the size and frequency of blemishes. Leaves the skin soft, smooth and more youthful looking while providing critical hydration.

Directions: SHAKE WELL BEFORE EACH USE. For best results, massage a generous amount onto wet skin over the body using circular movements, paying particular attention to upper arms, hips, thighs and feet. Rinse off thoroughly. Use care when applying to face, neck and sensitive areas.

Who It’s For: All skin types.

Organic Cranberry Toner: $18.00
Formulated for normal to dry and mature skin types. Cranberry and Antioxidant Vitamins help fight bacteria and environmental damage. Contains black willow tree extract recognized for thousands of years for its healing power and fresh, warm, spicy tea tree oil a powerful immune stimulant to help fight infections and promote clearer skin. Restores the skin’s proper pH without the drying effects of alcohol. Leaves the skin feeling cool and refreshed and healthier looking.

Directions: After cleansing, apply a small amount onto cotton pad and gently wipe over face and neck. For optimal results, follow with serum or moisturizer.

Who It’s For: Normal to dry, mature and combination skin 

Peppermint Wake Up Wash: $14.00
Natural moisturizing body wash infused with essential oil of Tea Tree and Mediterranean Peppermint Herb valued for its cooling, pain relieving and antiseptic effects. Refreshing scent energizes and fights fatigue from head to toe. Sulfate free "no tears" formula does not irritate eyes and rinses thoroughly without residue leaving you invigorated and your skin fresh and hydrated. Makes a great shampoo too! Can be used daily even by persons with sensitive skin.
Directions: Apply onto palms of your hands or a wet washcloth and work into a lather.

Pumpkin Nutrient-Rich Facial Mask: $34.00
Rejuvenating facial treatment that uses nutrient-rich Pumpkin blended with Glycolic Acid. Contains high concentrations of proteolytic enzymes, anti-oxidant betacarotene and over 100 other essential vitamins, minerals, phytosterols and fatty acids. Exfoliates to remove dead skin, impurities and toxins, moisturizes and firms, improves elasticity and pliability of the skin, unclogs pores allowing skin to breathe and facilitates movement of skin oils. Adds brightness and radiance to the skin and significantly improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Directions: After cleansing, apply an even layer over face and neck. Avoid eye area. Leave on for 5-10 minutes and rinse. Follow with moisturizer and use sunscreen during the day. May be used at intervals of 1-2 weeks. Side effects of Glycolic Acid include occasional mild irritation and sun sensitivity. If irritation occurs, shorten length of treatments. If irritation continues, discontinue use.
Who It’s For: All skin types except sensitive.

Other Products:  
Defy age with this powerful formula of effective concentrations of these top anti-aging ingredients: Tri-peptides Matrixl 3000 and Syn-coll, Epidermal Growth Factor, DMAE, AlphaHydroxy Acid, Snail serum (a natural substance with clinically proven beneficial skin regeneration properties), Arbutin, L-Arginine and 70% organic ingredients.
KNU serum is a concentrated anti-aging serum made from 70% organic ingredients, including healing aloe vera and anti-oxidant cranberries, green tea and seaweed combined with our advanced proprietary blend of powerful ingredients clinically shown to accelerate repair and heal the skin. Reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of premature skin aging while at the same time providing anti-oxidant protection against future damage.
Directions: Apply 2-4 drops on targeted areas or all over face twice daily on cleansed skin.
Who It’s For: Recommended for all skin types. 

Unique facial scrub formulated with Jojoba Wax Beads and Activated Charcoal to effectively remove dead skin, impurities and toxins. Jojoba Wax Beads provide gentle exfoliation without leaving micro-lacerations on delicate skin. Highly absorbent Activated Charcoal penetrates deeply into pores to draw out impurities and toxins. Refines texture and encourages skin renewal, leaving skin smooth and refreshed.
Directions: After cleansing, apply to fingertips and lightly work in circular motions being careful not to over stimulate the skin. Follow with toner and moisturizer/serum.
Who It’s for: All skin types. Gentle enough for sensitive and acne prone skin types.

If you thought that masks were only for mature skin types…think again!  The key to clearer skin is to unclog pores, reduce bacteria and nourish tone and heal on and below the skin’s surface. Today’s masks from Michael Todd true organics do all that transforming dull, lackluster skin into clearer irresistible complexions. Mango butter, rich in vitamin C, unites with nutrient rich organic seaweed extract to rejuvenate and moisturize dry, devitalized skin. Nourish and deeply hydrates with Brazilian fruit butter, shea butter and a host of protective oils. Salicylic acid gently exfoliates dead skin cells revealing a fresher, glowing appearance. Revitalize while enhancing skin condition and restoring natural suppleness, elasticity and softness.
Directions: After cleansing, apply an even layer over face and neck. Avoid eye area. Leave on for 10-15 minutes and rinse. Follow with toner and moisturizer. May be used 2 or 3 times a week.
Who It’s for: Normal to dry, mature and sensitive skin.
This detoxifying facial cleanser is particularly effective in caring for blemished and oily skin types as well as combination and normal skin. The creamy vegan cleanser is infused with Activated Charcoal to deeply clean pores of toxins and bacteria for smoother clearer skin. Activated Charcoal is an amazingly absorbent substance, widely known for its ability to effectively cleanse the skin, unclog pores, and remove deeper impurities and dead skin cells. Sulfate free "no tears" formula does not irritate eyes.
Directions: Shake well before each use. Wet face and hands with warm water. Apply cleanser onto hands and gently massage onto damp face in upward, circular motions. Rinse thoroughly.
Who It’s For: Blemish prone and oily skin.

NEW! Pink Grapefruit Lotion: $14.00
Just the right weight and texture, this luxuriously soothing and refreshing body moisturizing cream is lightly scented with pink grapefruit and instantly penetrates to restore, protect and soften even the driest skin. Apply after bath or shower or whenever you crave a sensuous hydrating experience.
Directions: Massage into skin to moisturize and improve its appearance and elasticity and to help firm and tone, particularly problem areas such as upper arms, hips and thighs. For best results, apply immediately after shower or bath.
Who It’s For: Recommended for all skin types.
Liposome Antioxidant Moisturizer: $29.00
A soothing cream moisturizer made with organic ingredients and liposomes to transport antioxidants deep into the skin to restore and maintain healthy skin, counteract sun damage and fight premature skin aging and wrinkles.
Directions: Apply twice a day to face and neck all over, or where needed. For best results, use after facial cleanser and toner. Allow for absorption before applying makeup. May also be used as a 5-minute mask: massage onto clean skin and blot off excess with a tissue.
Who It’s For: All skin types except oily
Eye-O-Sonic Ultrasonic Ionic Serum Infuser: $69.00
If you battle issues around the eyes, meet your new favorite skin care tool. The degree to which any serum or cream product works depends partly on the ability of the ingredients to get to the right place, which means it has to penetrate into the skin. That's where eye-o-sonic comes in. It combines ultrasonic waves at 160 oscillations per second plus ion technology to increase the absorption of eye creams and serums deeper into the skin where they can do the most good.

Directions: It's simple to use. After your normal routine of washing and drying your face, apply a dab of eye cream or serum to the area beneath your eyes or directly to the massage head of the eye-o-sonic. Then starting at those pesky crows feet or if you prefer, "laugh lines," apply the metal tip gently to the skin. The eye-o-sonic turns on automatically when touched against the skin and begins gently pulsing. Using small circular motions slowly sweep the wand along the line of the eye socket bone until the cream or serum is absorbed. Blot away any excess. It also works really well on fine lines on the upper lip. That's all there is to it. The whole process takes only a minute or two.  

Our founder, Lewis Hendler, also co-founded Scunci International, the world's best-known hair accessory brand. Lewis saw an opportunity in a fashion approach to basic hair accessories that was not being met by the established brands. So successful was this idea that Scunci rose to become the number one hair accessory company in the world.

Lewis saw a similar opportunity in skin care when he couldn't find effective organically based solutions to his skin care needs. He began scrutinizing the labels on skin care products and was shocked to learn that many products that represent themselves as “nautral" or "organic" actually contain harmful ingredients including parabens, sulfates and petrochemicals like mineral oil which suffocate the skin.

Without good alternatives, Lewis decided to make his own skin care line. He studied the topical effects of food with a goal of complete nutrition for the skin. He used as much organics as possible without compromising on performance and without added water or unhealthy chemicals. He decided to make the line in the United States where he could maintain better quality and create jobs here at home. More than a year was spent working with formulators, doctors, chemists and certified aromatherapists pulling together science and art to achieve the recipes that would become true organics, effective organically based skin care solutions without the bad stuff.
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