Ultramarine blue, a pigment commonly found in eye shadow, can be a bit of a bully to sensitive skin. If it’s giving you the blues, find relief by using neutral eye shadow shades like beige or brown, which expose skin to fewer irritating chemical pigments. Also, “mica, a light-reflecting particle with chemical properties, is found in mineral makeup and bronzing powder, and it can be a big itch inducer,” says Zoe Draelos, M.D., a consulting professor of dermatology at Duke University School of Medicine.
Another culprit is bismuth oxychloride, a sheen enhancer that’s known to cause stinging. “Unfortunately, these ingredients are found in products we aggressively rub in with a brush, which exacerbates the irritation by pushing the product deep into the pores,” she says. Choosing liquid blushes, bronzers, and foundations (which aren’t brushed on) will keep your skin placated. So the next time you find yourself buying makeup, reach for cosmetics that are free of bad guys like fragrance, mica, and talc.
We also recommend cleaning those make-up brushes on a regular basis, but that should be a no-brainer. Right?
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What delights your nose can certainly aggravate your skin.
Did you know that fragrance is the number one allergen in cosmetics and skin care and you can credit citrus, floral, and minty scents for making your skin go berserk? So choose fragrance-free beauty and household cleaning products, and seek out those that have the words hypoallergenic and formaldehyde-free on their labels.
At SIRCUIT® the primary source of any product scent is from beautiful blend of Essential Oils which, by the way, also contain therapeutic properties and are phthalate free. All designed to be very light and quick to dissipate, but also smell fantastic.
But for those of you sensitive folks looking to avoid scent altogether, try a cleanser like Supermild™ that is fragrance free. This lush gentle foaming cleanser really is the next generation of clean and pure moisturizing cleansers, and of course, it’s also gluten free.
When your old sweat pants and favorite fuzzy slippers just won’t do the trick for our stressed our skin, we sensitive Sally’s turn to our favorite, SIRCUIT® Nineoneone™; a calming serum formulated to radically reduce redness, irritation and improve the appearance of couperose and stressed out skin!
Comfort sets in and the redness vanishes as it instantly corrects blushing and flushing by strengthening the skin’s barrier, helping to keep it both cool and calm.
For more information go to Supermild™. or SIRCUIT® Nineoneone™.
"I’ve used X-Trap for over 10 years AND my 15 year old, who uses strong prescription topicals for acne, just started using it too. For him, all other face washes resulted in painful, persistent dryness, and, being 15, he refuses to use moisturizers. After only a week of using X-Trap, his skin has cleared dramatically! X-Trap’s advantage over other cleansers: it’s extremely gentle AND very deeply, thoroughly cleansing at the same time”
We absolutely agree!
To learn more or to purchase, go to here.
We get a lot of requests for information about our professional treatment division, called SIRCUITPRO, so we have re-caped all the best features for those of you that have inquired.
Ask your skincare professional for a SIRCUITPRO smart peel and see for yourself what using advanced ingredient technology can do for your skin. Please keep in mind, SIRCUITPRO professional treatment products are only available to licensed skincare professionals.
If you’re ready and interested in becoming a SIRCUITPRO professional partner, please contact us here.
SIRCUIT Cosmeceuticals tops 2 categories! Whoo Hoo! Big thanks go out to everyone at the Epic Beauty Awards.
Voted Best Sunblock, SIRCUIT Sol-Avert SPF 30:
A zinc-only sunblock, this is one of the rare sunblocks that my skin loves. Zero irritation or dryness, and the zinc also acts to heal blemishes faster.
Voted Best Anti-aging Treatment, SIRCUIT Infusion-A Intensive Retinoid Serum:
Also a 2012 Winner. A rare find – an all-natural retinoid serum. Easily removes dehydration lines and fine lines, effectively preventing wrinkles. Great for use around the eyes.
To see a list of all the incredible winners, click here.
1. Men have oilier skin.
Even though men have smaller sebaceous (oil) glands, their skin has higher secretion levels of sebum. Oilier skin is prone to many issues that include acne and blemishes. Men’s products that factor in these common problems will offer more balance in the production of sebum. Use Sir Activ for exfoliation and Fixzit for spot treatments.
2. Men have more facial hair.
Men’s facial hair is generally coarse and is toughened by testosterone. This can present skin concerns for men if they develop pseudofolliculitis (ingrown hairs). This is where the coarse hair curls back or grows sideways in the skin follicle and is mostly caused by shaving. Men’s skin care products that reduce cellular blockages and control infection will eliminate this problem. Use Immaculate Mist daily.
3. Men have more sensitive skin.
Most men’s facial skin experiences some sensitivity such as being prone to redness and under eye puffiness. The irritating effects of shaving and other damaging conditions such as sun, wind, cuts, scratches, and chemicals result in more sensitivity. Quality male products that are designed to strengthen and soothe skin and offer daily protection will promote a healthier skin. Try Cool Aid.
4. Men have more acidic skin.
A mans skin is more acidic with a pH of 4.5 and an overall sweat composition that contains more lactic acid contributing to the skins acidity. Cleansing, the first step to any program, is most effective for men when using a cleanser that has a higher pH to achieve more alkalinity.
X-Trap with a 7 pH works fantastic.
5. Men have thicker skin.
Male skin has a more active fibroblast, which increases collagen, resulting in a thicker epidermis. While thicker skin may give men an advantage, the downside is that the skin contains more and deeper facials lines as they prematurely age as well as more age spots (hyperpigmentation). With regular use of early sun protection and preventative repair and healing tropical’s, men are able to maintain skin strength, tone, vitality and a marked reduction in wrinkles.
Use SIRCUIT Addict and I.Cee. U. to help fight fine lines.
6. Men also have a higher rate of skin cancer.
Men are more often outdoors and Caucasian men usually have a higher rate of all forms of skin cancer, so the professional must recognize the signs of basil cell carcinoma and refer those cases to a physician. The most common skin cancer for men is melanoma - generally found on the upper back, neck, face and ears. For maximum sun protection, men must use a good sunscreen with Zinc Oxide that contains a naturally high occurring sun protection factor, like SIRCUIT’s Sol Avert SPF30, and Day Care (for daily use).
Check out all of SIRCUIT’s Mens Essentials products here.
Of course, a week couldn’t go by without another great review on one of my personal favorites, X-Trap! This cleanser really is amazing, but you won’t really know how good it is until you try it, so what praytell are you waiting for?
To learn more about X-Trap click here.
See what Kimberly Odom, founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Beauty Fox has to say about SIRCUIT Cosmeceuticals after her beautiful review of the 7 essentials kit.
“I’m thrilled to introduce SIRCUIT Skin Care to you. Sircuit is a natural, green skin care line that shows lasting results. For over 12 years Sircuit has been pioneering the way for “green”, chemical free skin care that gives results and heals troubled skin. Like I said, I recently began transforming my beauty arsenal to a more natural one and while not all of my beauty products are chemical free, I have drastically cut out many products that were doing more harm than good. My skin has always been sensitive and after developing severe dryness and mild ezcema this winter I began searching for a more holistic approach to skin care. My greatest revelation after experimenting with different natural skincare lines, like SIRCUIT, was that my skin was reacting to chemicals and parabens found in the products I had previously been using (for basically my entire life). Sircuit is free of articial preservatives, colors and fragrance, and the line takes pride in being cruelty free. The more ingredient savvy I’ve become the higher my standards are for honest, clean skin care. I appreciate the fact that Sircuit includes a list of all the ingredients for each product on their website, as well as an extensive ingredient glossary. The line also offers free skin consultations over the phone to give you a customized skincare plan. Love that!”
This beauty and wellness expert really goes into depth on each of the SIRCUIT products in the kit and her vast knowledge extends to usage and application as well.
This really is a review you MUST read if you are interested in changing your skin! To see the rest of the review click here.
To learn more about SIRCUIT’s 7 essentials program for beautiful skin click here.
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An antioxidant is a particular ingredient that will help to prevent damage to skin cells from free radicals. To understand why that’s important one must understand what a free radical is. A free radical in the simplest terms is a molecule that has an unpaired electron. It is searching for something to pair up with…in this case a healthy skin cell!
Antioxidants help to prevent the damage to the cells by slowing or preventing the effect of free radicals, which start oxidation — a process that causes damage from oxygen that can lead to cell dysfunction. If you’ve seen a peeled apple turn brown, you’ve seen oxidation in action. As antioxidants block the effects of free radicals, they end up being oxidized.
This is why it’s important to constantly replenish your supply of antioxidants.
Here are the top 5 ways Antioxidants can help in skincare.
1. Anti-inflammation: One of the most desirable benefits of antioxidants in skin-care products is the calming of inflammation. Reducing inflammation helps to promote a more even skin tone and helps keep acne and wrinkles at bay.
2. Skin firming: Another top benefit of antioxidant skin care is skin firming. Antioxidants may actually reverse the effects of aging by improving skin health and rejuvenating its appearance, especially when combined with peptide therapies.
3. Reduced appearance of wrinkles: Although it is nearly impossible to make wrinkles disappear, skin-care products with antioxidants can help plump out the skin and make it appear more youthful, especially when combined with peptide therapies.
4. Scar treatment: Reducing the appearance of scar tissue is another important benefit of antioxidants in skin care. Scar tissue has a different cell structure than that of healthy skin, making it rigid. Many types of antioxidants, including the phytoantioxidants, help to increase blood flow to scar tissue, minimizing the look of the scar and blending in the development of new skin. These are even more powerful when used in conjunction with Epidermal Growth factors or (EGF). See SIRCUIT® OMG™ with EGF by going here.
5. Repair of sun damage: We all know that too much sun is dangerous, but it can also be bad for your skin’s appearance, drying it out and damaging your cells. Sun damage can also make skin appear tough and wrinkly. Antioxidants that stimulate blood flow in the skin can help encourage cellular regeneration. It is still essential to use preventative measures with the added use of natural sun protection products.
6. SIRCUIT® Addict™ is just one of the many products loaded with antioxidants and anti-aging ingredients.
To learn more go to www.SIRCUITSKIN.com.
Check out the latest issue of GENLUX magazine. This Spring/Summer 2014 issue is filled with the best (and I mean the best) luxury shopping finds including the newest in beauty / fashion from all over the world. Beautifully styled, and uniquely put together.
The very knowledgeable beauty staff certainly knows what they are talking about and they were nice enough to feature our Supercharged anti-aging serum called SIRCUIT Addict. You really have to try it to see what it can do for your skin. While your there be sure to check out all the pages and features on the new website. It’s absolutely stunning!
This really is a magazine to watch and should be on everyone’s MUST READ list!
To see GENLUX Spring /Summer 2014 magazine online click here.
For additional information on SIRCUIT Addict click here.
“ The importance of a good night’s sleep is well documented, but the way you wake up can be just as important.
While you could shell out for a designer alarm clock — one that simulates a sunrise, or even one that stimulates orgasm — the very best alarm clock is available for free through the ASPCA: a cat.
To demonstrate the benefits of a ‘cat alarm’ we have compiled the above video montage of these persistent but affectionate kitties as they get their owners up on the right side of the bed.
Disclaimer: Side effects may include sneezing, coughing, minor skin lacerations, and cleaning up cat poop. But when you wake up to a fuzzy feline face, you know it’s going to be a good day!”
The Huffington Post | by Oliver Noble
To view the video go over to huffington post by clicking here.
See what these beauty experts have to say about changing your skin (and yes, I mean that in a good way) and why antioxidants and sun protection is an absolute MUST.
To learn more about SIRCUIT’s Clarity Mask and all of other amazing SIRCUIT products: click here
To learn more or to just go ahead and buy it click here. :)