Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Fountain of Youth

Another first for Lamelle Research Laboratories as they introduce 
the latest innovation in the search for the fountain of youth!

Throughout our life our skin follows a normal process of shedding and restoring skin cells on a daily basis. In our  younger years this process is highly effective and results in our skin looking and feeling smooth, moist and youthful.  However as we age this process tends to slow down by 30 – 40% due to the reduction in an essential skin enzyme called Cathepsin D. The result is  dry, dull, flaking skin and even fine lines.
Traditional facial scrubs and exfoliants which can contain anything from sea salt, rice and other plant extracts are a popular way of polishing the skin to reveal the new, fresher skin cells beneath.  However the effect is only temporary and can actually aggravate the problem as opposed to solving it – that being the natural slowing down process of our bodies and skin as we age.
Traditional Exfoliators - The Facts:
·         Most exfoliators only have an impact on more than just the Stratum Corneum and are not specific enough to treat the underlying problem of aging.
·         Abrasive exfoliators can actually alter the barrier function of the skin.
·         They can cause photosensitivity due to the altering of the barrier function of the skin.
What if our skin, instead of slowing down it’s shedding and restoring process, could actually continue this natural behaviour throughout our life?
Well it can...with a little help from Cathepzyme from Lamelle Research Laboratories . A product scientifically developed and so advanced that it has the ability to restore  Cathepsin D activity and the skins normal cell shedding process, of which youthful skin is a direct result.
Cathepzyme – The Benefits:
·         Cathepzyme activity is limited to the Stratum Corneum – there is no unnecessary interference with the lower layers of the skin.
·         Cathepzyme can enhance epidermal replacement with virtually no skin barrier disruption
·         Cathepzyme has Cathepsin-D like activity – a very natural way to affect epidermal replacement.
·         It can be used to:
o    Increase the rate of epidermal replacement to normal rates
o   To enhance normal skin exfoliation
o   To maintain the skin barrier while reducing epidermal replacement time
·         It can be used for:
o   Facial skin texture improvement
o   Keratosis Pilaris
o   Pre-peel preparation
o   Home acne and pigmentation programme support
o   Enhancing product penetration

Retail Price R330.00 - available in selected salons

Monday, September 26, 2011

Longer Lashes with Lash Lash

Change your brittle, short and thin eyelashes to fuller, longer and lustrous looking lashes.
Lash Lash is a remarkable treatment used to grow eyelashes, making them fuller, longer and thicker. Lash lash affects the growth phase of the eyelash hair cycle in 2 ways, first it increases the length of the growth phase and second it increases the number of hairs in the growth phase

Patented biomimetic peptides provide you innovatively fast and high efficacy for eyelash growth. 

Results are seen  in 8 weeks
Prevents Eyelash loss !
Re-growth of New Lashes !
No Side Effects !

Patented biomimetic peptides, CG-Nokkin, CG-Keramin2 and CG-WINT provide you innovatively fast and high efficacy for eyelash growth.

Retail Price: R195
Available at selected salons

Friday, September 23, 2011

What causes zits?

Zits pop up (pardon the pun) when pores get blocked by excess sebum (a natural oil secreted by your skin), dead skin cells and bacteria. Squeezing them is a no-no! It can damage the skin around the pore and force the dirt even deeper into your skin, making the problem worse and causing scarring. Rather dry them out with fast-acting Young Solution Wipe Out Spot Drops.

What is the difference between a whitehead and a blackhead?

Both are types of acne vulgaris (yep, that really is the scientific name). Black heads are open pores that are blocked by a plug of excess oil and keratin. The substance causing the blockage darkens as it oxidizes, creating the black look. Whiteheads or pimples, on the other hand, are closed pores. They are filled with the same substance as blackheads but don't oxidize or go darker because there is no opening to the skin's surface.

Does eating chocolate cause acne?

Specifically? No. But a poor diet can. What you eat influences hormone production in your body. Hormone production in turn influences the production of sebum (natural skin oil). Eating too many fatty or sugary foods can result in an over-production of sebum, meaning your pores are more likely to get clogged. Keep your diet as fresh and healthy as possible. Am I doomed to be spotty forever?
Relax! Most teens outgrow their bad skin by the time they hit their twenties. Your hormones will settle down, your body will make peace with itself and life will return to normal. If you hit the big 2-0 and find you're still having problems, see a dermatologist. In the meantime, keep up your daily skincare routine, eat healthily and drink lots of water to keep the spots at bay.

Young Solution is a skincare brand that offers products specifically formulated and designed to target the problems faced by teens and young adults the world over. It promises oil-free, spot-free skin in no time at all…but can you trust it? The answer is yes. Why, you ask? Because Young Solution is made by Innoxa.

Check out our brand new look! We've given our zit-blitzing range a facelift and we've brought brand new products packed full of ultra-cleansing charcoal to the table. With Young Solution you just know you've got everything you need for spot-free skin.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

How to get the Smokey Eye Look

Is there anything more sophisticated and sexier than the classic Smokey Eye Look? Most celebs on the red carpet have sported this sexy look, so if you want to look celeb hot use black, grey, and brown shadows and liners.

Follow these simple steps:

1. To prepare your eyes, apply a cream concealer over your eyelid and under the eye area to create a smooth base for your eyeshadow.

2. Use a dark eye liner pencil or liquid liner to line both the top and bottom rims, trace your top lashline from the inner corner to the outer.

3. Use a larger brush to aply your lighter colour all over, from eyelash line to brow bone.
Then using the darker colour and a smaller brush apply over eyeliner blending it up towards crease. Blend and smudge eyeliner and eyeshadow

4. Apply a few coats of black mascara, avoid clumping.
Catrice Cosmetics – Smokey Eyes Set – R59.95
Mysterious, smokey, effective: perfect Smokey Eyes. The guarantee for this casual-elegant look: four ideally aligned shades and the professional sponge applicator. Available in three colour combinations.

Catrice Cosmetics – Smokey Eyes Pencil – R34.95
Smokey, smooth, seductive… the Smokey Eyes Pencil with an integrated brush applicator and a soft, easy-to-blend texture creates endless creative opportunities for effective smokey eyes make-up styles. As if you‘ve just stepped out of a fashion magazine! Available in three colour combinations.

Catrice Cosmetics -  Evolution to Revolution Black Volume Mascara – R59.95
The classic twist mascara is yesterday’s news – it’s time for a revolution! One brush, two separate brush-stripping systems – with the CATRICE Evolution To Revolution Mascara, you are sure to create just the right look for every occasion: the slim brush-stripper offers classic lash volume for every day as it picks up less texture while the larger brush-stripper captures more texture for ultra volume and glamour! One for all – for made-to-measure lash style.

Catrice products are available at Dis-chem stores nationwide. www.catrice.eu

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Home Pedicures

Summer is upon us and you can bet your cotton socks that your feet are pleased that they will be let out of their winter woolies. And you can be rest assured that your toes are in desperate need of some love and care so before you show them off in your latest toe peeping summer footgear take the time to give yourself an awesome pedicure at home.

Start by soaking your feet in warm water, adding your favourite oils which help soothe tired feet. Once relaxed and soothed remove feet and dry well, then scrub with a good exfoliator or pumice stone. Gently massage a moisturizer into your feet. Remove excess cream and gently push back cuticles. Use a toenail clipper to clip and shape toenails straight to avoid ingrown toenails, then apply your choice of nail polish and VOILA – show stopping  feet!

Ms Manicure’s Tips & Toes set has all the tools you will need to give yourself the ultimate pro manicure or pedicure. This set includes a Toenail Clipper, Cuticle Trimmer, Cuticle Pusher, Washable Salon Board, Wood Cuticle Sticks, Pumice Stone, Nail Brush, and Toe Separators. And, they are all housed in a cute zippered carrying case!

Price: R179.99
Ms Manicure is exclusive to Clicks

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tips on how to get your lips party ready

To make your lips soft - moisturize them
Add your favourite lipstick
Dab you lips with tissue paper to remove excess lipstick, make sure there is no lipstick on your teeth
Next, use your lip gloss
If you have thin lips, wear light shiny lipstick
If you have plump lips stick to dark colours and avoid shine
and most important...have fun
Essence Stay with Me Longlasting Lipgloss

The name of this lipgloss could not be more appropriate: if you try it once, you'll never want to give it up again! The color-intensive texture is so wonderfully creamy and durable – without leaving a sticky feeling behind, that it's simply irresistible. The special shape of the precision applicator allows an effortless application.

Trendy colors are waiting to awaken those spring feelings and invite you to a creative styling session!

Price R29.95 each
Available at Clicks Stores Nationwide