Posts Tagged ‘Beautyfix’

Goodbye, Beautyfix. Hello, blush Mystery Beauty Box!

Friday, July 19th, 2013

It’s kind of like that old saying goes: out with the old, in with the new! It’s been an amazing run, but Beautyfix is coming to an end. Rest assured, we’ve now got something even better to offer!

The new program—brought to you by blush.com— is called blush Mystery Beauty Box, and starting August 1, it will be replacing Beautyfix entirely. Believe me when I say: it’s something to get excited about for so many reasons!

For one, blush Mystery Beauty Box is a monthly thing. That’s 12 times a year versus 4 times a year that you have to look forward to an amazing box of beauty goods being delivered right to your door. Any questions?

Second, blush Mystery Beauty Box  is only $34.95 per month. BUT, if you sign up for auto-refill to receive it every month, you’ll get it for just $24.95. Considering that there is always over $100 worth of full and deluxe sample-size products inside the box—curated by our panel of beauty experts, of course—that is a pretty sweet deal!

But there’s more: if you sign up for July’s blush Mystery Beauty Box and opt to receive it on a monthly basis (locking in the price of $24.95!) you’ll get another $5 off.  (In other words, your July box will be just $19.95!) Just use code BFBLBX when you check out.

Did I mention you’ll get a free gift with your box plus free shipping all the time?

Seriously, what are you waiting for?

Beautyfix 18 – Prime, Plump & Perfect Your Natural Beauty

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Spring is a time for rejuvenation, and accordingly, the upcoming season of Beautyfix is all about enhancing your natural beauty. Get excited, because these new picks are perfect for those of us looking to reclaim our tired, winter-worn skin and revamp our limp hair!

Prime:

By Prime I really mean: repair, even skin tone, firm and moisturize! Yes, this is the list of skin-perfecting tasks Juice Beauty’s Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream performs. This cream works great alone when I am in a hurry but I love it topped with pressed powder for a more finished look.

Plump:

In DermStore’s most recent catalogue: The Magazine (Spring 2013) I already claimed my favorite styling product as Nick Chavez’s Advanced Plump ‘N Thick Thickening Styling Mist. I love this product because unlike other volumizing products I have used, this styling mist works from root to ends and really increases all over volume and body instead of just at the root.

Perfect:

The Zensation Super Rich Repairing Mask is like a restart button for your face. This mask is amazing, as it contains key ingredients like shea butter, saccharide isomerate and masterwort extract, and lavender essential oil. I use the mask weekly (sometimes more) and I love it leaves my face baby soft.

With Beautyfix 18 launching in a matter of days, I am excited to try B. Kamins Nia-Stem Moisturizer KX (because I love their BB Cream), and Denise Richards by Christophe Volumizing Spray (because I love their Volumizing Shampoo). Which products will you pick for your new Beautyfix?

Beautyfix 16 Sneak Peek: My Favorite Pick

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Get excited, everyone: in September a new season of Beautyfix will be upon us! As a panelist, I’m lucky enough to get my hands on the entire season’s worth of selections in advance. And I know I say this every season, but WHOA! There are so many amazing skin care products this time around I’m barely going to contain my excitement.

I don’t want to ruin all the surprises, but will give you a sneak peek into the season by spilling the details on my personal favorite so far: Vichy Aqualia Thermal.

If you frequent the Beautyfix blog, then you know I have dry skin and love a good facial moisturizer. And this time of year, with all the heat and humidity, it’s kind of difficult to find something that completely agrees with my skin. I need intense moisture, but I don’t want anything too heavy or greasy. For its amazing ability to make my skin feel soft, hydrated and nourished without a trace of greasiness, this product fits the bill.

More great news: if you fall in love with Vichy Aqualia Thermal like I did and you decide you want to purchase the full-size version … it comes very reasonably priced. I’ve tried a lot of facial creams, lotions, serums and potions and honestly, this value is tough to beat.

Even MORE great news: in a matter of weeks, you’ll have ALL the new Beautyfix selections right at your fingertips to create your own custom kit.

Ever used Vichy Aqualia Thermal? I’d love to hear what you think about it!

Beautyfix Spotlight: Perricone MD Nutritive Cleanser

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Spring Beautyfix is finally here and there are lots of new beauty products that I’m so excited to try this season. One that I couldn’t wait to get my hands on for this beauty review is the Perricone MD Nutritive Cleanser

This dual action cleanser does more than just wash off dirt and makeup. It pulls double duty by helping to fight the signs of aging skin with alpha lipoic acid, Alpha Hydroxy Acids and DMAE to help lift and contour your skin.

While this cleanser is perfect for those with mature skin, it is also a great preventative measure for those that are not quite there. This Anti-Aging, Paraben-free cleanser increases firmness and treats skin conditions such as large pores, fine lines & wrinkles, helping to smooth out the skin’s surface. I have only used this product a couple of times now, so I cannot really say that I noticed a big difference in regards to my pores being less noticeable or my wrinkles smoothing away just yet. But I did notice that my skin appeared to be brighter and tighter after just a few uses. I intend to continue using it and hopefully these results will begin to become even more noticeable after time. As the saying goes (or as Nelson sings)…”only time will tell

What I can tell now, is that it doesn’t leave you with the feeling of dry skin and a little bit goes a long way. Oh, and if you love the smell of a fresh bathed baby (you know the smell I’m talking about), then you will love the smell of this cleanser. Like a mixture of clean skin, freshly shampood hair and baby powder… so fresh.  It brings joy to me just to smell it!

This is a great product to choose for your Beautyfix kit if you are looking for a dual action cleanser that does more than wash your mascara away. Let’s face it, the more a product can do, the better (that’s my motto anyway) Give it a shot and tell us what you think!

Getting to know the Beautyfix Panel: Dermelect Cosmeceuticals Founder, Amos Lavian

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Amos Lavian’s passion for beauty and skin care products is unrivaled. As a beauty industry veteran and the creator of the solutions-driven skin care range Dermelect Cosmeceuticals, Amos brings a wealth of information-over twenty years of experience to Beautyfix. As a skin care ingredient guru, he’s coined the term “honest beauty” by creating skin care treatments that have a clear definition of realistic expectations from the benefits associated with it, along with effective ingredients.

Amos began his career working with leading chemists and formulators from top beauty firms, then utilizing his knowledge, he went into product development. Instrumental in creating over 100 beauty treatments, from large cosmetic companies to start-ups, he truly believes in bringing functional products that actually deliver their claims to the market.

We are so ecstatic to have him on the panel offering his expert skin care knowledge to Beautyfix.

Why do you love Beautyfix?

“I love the diversity of professionals that Beautyfix has brought together to provide their input and expertise. All areas of beauty are covered from formulators and product developers to make up artists and doctors. It’s kind of the same concept behind Dermelect and our board of advisors that help us create amazing treatments.”

What’s your favorite part about being in the beauty industry?

“It is a tremendous privilege to be able to express my creativity and knowledge through the products that I develop and then be able to share it with my customers. When I develop a treatment and receive the wonderful feedback from the person who it has helped, well, that makes my job that much more rewarding.”

What’s been the most comical trend you’ve come across in beauty?

“I thought that the fad of matte nail polish was rather comical- everyone was on board with the concept but it failed miserably. Dermelect focused that year on bringing the first anti-aging nail treatments to the industry, which was received tremendously.”

Beautyfix Spotlight- Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

When I found out that the Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel would be joining the list of Beautyfix products this season, I experienced what can only be described as an emotion beyond excitement.  I’m a pretty basic product user, my beauty routine is bare bones, and unlike some of my peers, eye creams, serums and masks just don’t do it for me. Give me a great face wash, moisturizer and some makeup remover and I am a happy girl. Which is why I was so ecstatic over the addition of the Special Cleansing Gel- it’s rumored to be one of the best non-fuss and all around amazing products out there.

Dermalogica receives tons of love and rave reviews from the press, celebrities, blogs and my coworkers. I’ve tried a few of the Dermalogica products before and really enjoyed them (the makeup remover is the best!) but hadn’t had the pleasure of trying the Special Cleansing Gel until a few weeks ago. And an obsession is born.

The Special Cleansing Gel is so mild and effective at the same time, removing impurities without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture balance. It lathers quickly, removes the majority of my makeup and doesn’t irritate my skin at all- on the contrary, my skin actually seems refreshed after I use it due to the anti-inflammatory balm mint. It’s a face wash that can be used twice a day with no problem or fear of drying out and it is light enough that there is no residue or greasy feeling. Plus, I haven’t had one zit!

The only downside? My boyfriend has also decided he is obsessed with it. My supply is quickly diminishing.

Advanced Vitamins for Healthy Glowing Skin

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

By Liz W
Everyone wants to be beautiful, and although we all have our own definition of what is attractive, having healthy, glowing skin is almost always on the list. No matter how strikingly gorgeous a person’s features are, if their skin looks bad, they won’t look good.

Vitamins for healthy skin

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You can use all the best products in the world, but the real secret to great skin is what you put in your body. Priori has come out with the perfect skin supplement to go along with their Alpha Hydroxy Acid skin care line. Priori’s Advanced AHA Dietary Supplement is an advanced formulation of nutrients and vitamins for healthy skin, that when taken daily, give skin everything it needs to look top notch.

These once-a-day supplements contain Lactic Acid, which is the key to optimal Hyaluronic Acid production. Hyaluronic Acid is one of the most vital pieces of the perfect skin puzzle. This superior humectant can hold over a thousand times its own weight in water, and keeps skin cells lubricated so they can more easily absorb nutrients, and heal themselves more quickly. Learn about Hyaluronic Acid at Priori’s website.

The supplements also provide you with your daily dose of omega-3s, which are one of the most important foods for healthy skin. Omega 3s are full of polyunsaturated fats, which help repair dry or flakey skin, and also reduce inflammation that can cause redness and even eczema.

When taken in combination with a healthy diet, these supplements can really boost your skin’s overall health and appearance.

Beautyfix Product Spotlight: Bioelements Sleepwear

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

By Jenna

Routine can be a word to describe our sleep regimen at night. You get dressed for bed, brush your teeth, wash your face, hydrate your skin (hopefully) then climb into bed. What many don’t know is that time spent in slumber land is the perfect time to use an anti-aging cream as a wrinkle treatment. While you sleep, your body is hard at work in rejuvenation mode and there’s no better time to infuse your skin with anti-aging products. This season Beautyfix has given you an amazing anti-aging cream to use at night from Bioelements.

Source: Flickr User peasap

Sleepwear from Bioelements is an overnight rejuvenation treatment designed to infuse your complexion with a complex of topical calcium, time released retinol, protein peptides and cranberry seed oil. This formula supplies antioxidants, boosts collagen and elastin production, improves moisture retention and combats fine lines and wrinkles. It’s also somewhat exfoliating so your skin is working overtime during the night to help you get clear skin.  After cleansing your skin at night, warm a small amount between your fingertips and apply to your face and neck.

We are always on the search of clear skin and the products that will help achieve that. This is as easy as slipping into a silk nightie. My skin is sensitive, and for the most part pretty clear, but I’m very concerned about aging and will do everything to prevent wrinkles and fine lines. After using this product for a couple weeks, I’ve definitely noticed a difference in my complexion. Instead of breaking out with a few pimples because of the usual holiday stress, I haven’t at all! Every morning after using Sleepwear, my skin is soft and glowing. My complexion has definitely evened out a bit over the past few weeks as well. Because of sensitivity, I’ve been using it about 2-3 times a week and my skin does get red upon application, and then fades away by the morning. This product has an amount of retinol, so if you’re in the same boat as I am with sensitive or sensitized skin, I would recommend only using a couple times a week. For everyone lucky enough not to have sensitive skin, feel free to use more often at night. In my book, this product is a keeper and I’ll continue to use in the future. Using this for a few weeks will have your skin baby soft.

Preparing your Skin for the Snow

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

By Jenna

Last year, my holiday vacation took me to Hawaii, where I shared my beauty tips for a tropical winter. This time around I’ll be in the cold and snow at a gorgeous resort in Lake Arrowhead. I won’t be alone though, winter skin has already hit and that means my skin is dry, delicate and a little sensitized. To make skin matters worse, the snow on the slopes + the mountain air will intensify these effects on my skin and I’ll see some inflammation, redness, chapping and a nice sun burn. Luckily, I already have my winter skin care routine lined up and can offer you some skin care tips to help take care of your skin in the snow.

Source flickr user: Tambako the Jaguar

Falling down the mountain while snowboarding is the least of my concerns because my skin is always number one. I can lay out all day long in the sun on a beach and never get burned, but when it comes to being in the snow, a sunburn is almost a guarantee. Truth is, snow can reflect up to 85% of the sun’s UV rays right back at you causing you to burn worse than you would on a beach. Sun damage leads to the breakdown of collagen and elastin in your skin causing aging, so a high SPF blocker is a must. Using an SPF in your daytime moisturizer, lotion and your makeup is the best way to go because you’re putting on protection on different levels to ensure that you’re covered. Remember, even if you have an SPF in your foundation, you still need to wear SPF under it or over it. Why? Because unless you’re caking on a ton of that foundation, you are not getting the amount of protection that it claims. Your best bet in the snow is using a hydrating moisturizer with antioxidants with a high SPF to combat dry skin. The one I’ll be using is Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare’s Powerful Sun Protection SPF 45 and I’ll be reapplying every 80 minutes to make sure I’m not coming home for new years with a pink face.

Dry skin care is so important, I can’t emphasize it enough. When your skin is dry, you have more of a chance of getting sensitized skin and wrinkles,  and your skin doesn’t have optimal defense against the elements because its natural lipid barrier isn’t fully functioning to protect it. Hydrating your dry skin is a must, so use a hydrating toner to help retain moisture without causing any irritation. Juara’s Tamarind Tea Hydrating Toner (a Beautyfix favorite) is perfect in this case because it contains antioxidants like black, green and white tea to provide antioxidant protection and treat inflammation and irritation while honey and hyaluronic acid hydrate for ultra-soft skin. Another beauty product to incorporate into your regimen can be a hydrating serum. This is a good way to ensure hydration, vitamins and antioxidants will be helping your skin along in the battle against the elements. Since my skin will be flushed from the cold, I’ll be incorporating Couperose-C Serum by Eminence to help with redness, inflammation and dry skin. Don’t forget! The serum will go underneath your moisturizer.

Skin care tip: You have 3 minutes when you get out of the shower to put on your lotion and moisturizer. Don’t dilly and don’t dally, get your skin hydrated before that time and put on your moisturizer with damp skin. Don’t dry your skin completely with your towel, keep your skin a little moist and put on lotion, body balm or body butter right away to lock in that needed moisture.

Adding a moisturizer, a hydrating toner, serum and a simple rule to follow when drying off can make a huge difference in treating dry skin in cold weather. How will you combat the cold weather this holiday?

‘Tis the Season To Give Beauty!

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

by Leanna Kelly

This holiday season, give the gift of beauty! Beautyfix by DermStore is launching a brand new gift giving feature just in time for the holidays. Available December first, you’ll be able to give Beautyfix to any of your loved ones. Perfect for everyone from your girlfriend to your mother-in-law, an excellent last minute gift, and sure to be the most coveted item at your holiday gift exchange, Beautyfix is a fuss-free present that will simplify and brighten your holiday.

Not yet familiar with Beautyfix? Here’s the rundown: Beautyfix.com is a unique and exclusive beauty club that helps introduce you to new beauty products without breaking the bank! Each season, a panel of beauty experts – including celebrity hair stylists, dermatologists, makeup artists, manicurists, estheticians, plastic surgeons, bloggers, and other beauty bigwigs – test hundreds of makeup, skin care, and hair care products. The panelists choose their favorites to create a collection of “best of” products, which are offered to each user in selection groups based on the customer’s profile.

The final kit includes eight products hand-chosen by the customer for a tailored kit that’s impossible to beat, and with a price that’s impossible to beat; $49.99 for a gift bag filled with products worth hundreds of dollars! No need to wrap this bad boy; your recipient’s products will arrive in a stylish travel bag that doubles as minimalistic and eco-friendly gift wrap.

On top of the wondrous beauty set that is Beautyfix, all Beautyfix.com users also have the opportunity to get a $25.00 gift card to DermStore.com. After using two or more Beautyfix kit products, every customer is invited to log in and review them to earn a gift card.* Talk about a gift that keeps on giving!

Because the final eight products in each individual Beautyfix kit are tailored to fit the needs, loves, and taste of the user, Beautyfix is truly the best gift to give and receive. At $49.99 per season, Beautyfix is an affordable way to make someone’s holiday. If you feel like being more extravagant in your gift-giving, buy three seasons for $149.97 and get the fourth free!

So, let’s review: eight new, expert-reviewed products worth hundreds for only $49.99, an easy-to-earn $25 gift card, and the option of a new Beautyfix kit each season? Sounds like a great gift idea to me! For more information, including how to order, which beauty brands are considered for the kit, member benefits, and more, visit Beautyfix.com.

*$50 minimum purchase required to redeem gift card.