GET TO KNOW THE A, B, C’S

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Irving Penn, Vogue, April 1981

Beauty comes from within, and by eating the right food in combination with indulging in the right supplements, the skin will be able to reach its fullest potential and become both beautiful and spotless. Some foods and vitamins are essential to include in the daily beauty regime to target common issues and develop a healthy complexion. It’s about time to visit the local pharmacist and grabbing a jar of vitamin infused supplements.

Vitamin E

During the winter half year, dry and sensitive skin can be a complete discomfort. Especially if it’s also flaking. To prevent this frequent skin problem, storing up on some really good creams and serums packed with Vitamin E is indispensable. So is making sure to stay hydrated. This supplement can be found in spinach, broccoli, mango, avocado, kiwi and tomato. Vitamin E also thickens hair, repairs damaged skin and even treats stretch marks.

Vitamin E Daily Moisturising Crème

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A moisturising cream that includes a level of SPF 15. It nourishes the skin and prevents the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by defending it from cold weather, pollution and damaging UV rays for a younger, clearer and more radiant-looking skin.

Find it here: Vitamin E Daily Moisturising Crème

Vitamin D

Vitamin D (commonly known as the “sunshine” vitamin) has been proved to be the most efficient one to treat the symptoms of rosacea and psoriasis. This supplement is one of the most crucial vitamins to indulge in during winter and early spring, and it possesses countless of benefits that includes repairing damaged skin, restoring radiance and moisture, growing strong and thick hair, plumping skin and preventing infection. Include a lot of salmon, shrimps, sardines, yoghurt, orange juice and milk in your diet.

Skincare Active Vitamin D Serum-Oil

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Sunshine in a bottle! Hydrating oil, antioxidants and Vitamin D restores radiance and reduces the appearance of pore size while enhancing, refreshening and moisturizing skin for a firmer-looking texture.

Find it here: Skincare Active Vitamin D Serum-Oil

Vitamin A

No one wants to age too early. Or age at all for that matter. The unavoidable development of fine lines can at least be slowed down with a solid Vitamin A, also known as Retinol. Not only does it diminish stubborn lines, but it also helps defeat acne, repair damaged skin, fade brown spots and smoothen out roughness. Make sure to grocery shop for carrots, eggs, apricots, spinach, sweet potatoes and broccoli.

Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum

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Pure retinol and potent antioxidants in this silky repair serum increases cell turnover and stimulates collagen production. Infused with vitamin C, kale extract and oat kernel oil that brightens and replenishes the skin, soothes and minimizes redness and helps impart firmer-looking skin.

Find it here: Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is the powerhouse ingredient everyone wants a piece of. Thanks to its brightening and tightening elements, it evens out skin tone, reduces inflammation and smoothens the skin. It also clarifies and refines it with a healthy-looking lustre. It can be found in peppers, kale, kiwifruit, broccoli, strawberries, citrus fruits, cooked tomatoes, peas and papaya.

Triple Vitamin C Serum

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BeautyRX Triple Vitamin C Serum contains 10% antioxidant serum with 3 forms of Vitamin C, making it the ultimate skin cocktail to defeat dull skin, nourish skin cells, smoothen and brighten skin for a youthful glow. This product has also been proven to reduce hyperpigmentation, dark spots and the signs of early aging.

Find it here: Triple Vitamin C Serum

 

Featured photo: Rankin.co.uk / Inside photo: Irving Penn, Vogue, April 1981

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SUNDAY SIMPLICITY

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Cindy Crawford

Sunday should always be the day when letting the skin breathe and re-energize for a new week ahead. Treating oneself to some minor at-home Spa time, allowing the mind to relax and the skin to be polished to perfection, rejuvenated and thoroughly moisturized.

Indulge in Kiehl’s luxurious exfoliator with glow-boosting qualities, Clinique’s smart serum that promises a fresh, plumped-up and radiant complexion, and Chanel’s highly innovative cream induced with deeply penetrating and clever ingredients developed with advanced technology.

Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask

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An instant energizer that beats the dullnes and fatigueness out of the skin! Turmeric evens out the skin tone while crushed cranberry seeds gently exfoliates it for a smooth and bright appearance.

Find it here: Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask

Smart Custom-Repair Serum

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In short, the content of this smart serum reduces inflammation, figths irritation and dark spots, brightens and firms skin, boosts collagen, improves radiance and texture, and helps to repair UV-damage.

Find it here: Smart Custom-Repair Serum

Hydra Beauty Micro Crème

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The latest addition to the Chanel skincare line is also the first ever cream with camellia micro-droplets, a technology developed at Harvard that delivers continuous hydration, restores skin’s vitality and protects it from environmental stress factors.

Find it here: Hydra Beauty Micro Crème

 

Featured photo: Florian Sommet / Inside photo: Cindy Crawford, found on Pat McGrath Instagram

Pictures on Vulgar Beauty are always credited. If the photo is unfairly credited or the owner of the image does not approve of it being used, please contact isabeljarnstrom@hotmail.com.

A THOROUGH SPRING CLEANSE

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New season, new beauty regimen! Winter is fortunately far gone by now, but still it has managed to leave its marks and a distant memory by way of displaying lack of lustre, dryness or a bad case of fatigued skin.

There are two ways to go around this. Splurge on an appointment at the dermatologist’s office or save by opting for a tailored skin care regime suitable for the needs of the skin. The best products to fight these problems are after all available to perform at the comfort of the home.

 

POWERMUD Dualcleanse Treatment

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Power up with POWERMUD! A detoxifying, deep-cleansing mud-to-oil treatment that purifies skin by removing dirt, oil and weekly build-up that clogs pores.

Find it here: POWERMUD Dualcleanse Treatment

Skinesis 3D Moisture Infusion Mask

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Packed with powerful active ingredients including benefitting seed oils and flower extracts, this cellulose mask delivers a smooth, plump and hydrated skin.

Find it here: Skinesis 3D Moisture Infusion Mask

Dream Age Radiance Powder Essence

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Longing for a dreamy radiance? Dr. Dream’s highly innovative powder essence contains rose stem cell, rose distilled water, grapefruit and yuzu extracts to infuse skin with vitamins and moisture to brighten dullness.

Find it here: Dream Age Radiance Powder Essence 

Moment of Truth 2-In1- Polishing Sugar Mask

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Raw sugar, pomegranate seed powder, pure honey, rosehip oil and pumpkin extract are the main ingredients in this luxurious product. A consumer study shows that this decadent sugar mask removes dirt, oil and impurities, cleanses pores, leaves skin bright and fresh with a healthy glow and refreshing feel.

Find it here: Moment of Truth 2-In-1 Polishing Sugar Mask

Dragon’s Blood Eye Mask

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Praised by Ellie Goulding, Rodial’s gel eye masks de-puffs, hydrates, plumps, lifts, firms and smoothens the delicate eye area, all while reducing any signs of redness and inflammation with the effects of the dragon’s blood from the Croton Lechleri tree.

Find it here: Dragon’s Blood Eye Mask

Elemental Energy Hydrating Cloud Cream

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Combat dullness, uneven texture and dryness with Perricone MD’s airy, cloud-like cream. It is powered with hydrogen that gives skin a boost of hydrating vitality for a re-energized and radiant complexion.

Find it here: Elemental Energy Hydrating Cloud Cream 

Featured photo: Irving Penn, Vogue, February 1999 / Inside photo: Jena Goldsack by David Oldham

Pictures on Vulgar Beauty are always credited. If the photo is unfairly credited or the owner of the image does not approve of it being used, please contact isabeljarnstrom@hotmail.com.

THE AT-HOME TREATMENT THAT BEATS CELLULITE

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Cindy Crawford

Approximately 90% of women are battling cellulite. Including big stars such as Kim Kardashian West, who has been grilled for the past 24 hours for flaunting hers while on vacation in Mexico. Which leads us to thinking whether one should accept the fact that cellulite is a natural thing amongst women and live with it, or go ahead and ambush the flaw, making it wish it never had set its roots on the skin in the first place. Either way, there is one method that actually improves the appearance of cellulite, or “orange peel syndrome.”

Beating the causes of cellulite starts with adapting to a healthy diet and exercise, boosting metabolism and maintaining a good physiology. Nevertheless, as summer is fast approaching, opting for a short cut is conveniantly applicable.

Dry brushing is not a new phenomenon in the beauty market, but a new wave of wooden brushes that have been developed for a more enjoyable purpose are. While the effects of dry brushing reduce the appearance of cellulite, its significant qualities also stimulates the lymphatic system, boosts circulation, improves digestion and exfoliates dead skin cells, providing skin with an alluring lustre and softness, as well as an energized body.

How To Properly Dry Brush?

Start at the feet, brushing upwards towards the heart in circular motions or firm but gentle strokes on a dry body. Same goes for the arms, starting at the hands, working all the way up to complete the treatment at the chest, where the lymphatic drainage occurs. To intensify the benefits, apply oil on the brush and take a shower before starting the beauty regimen. Neck and face can also be treated, just be cautious and use a special brush that’s designed for these delicate areas. It is also ideal to finish the beauty ritual with a serum or oil, allowing the products to delve deeper into the skin to achieve better and quicker results.

Recommended Products

Natural Bore & Face Bristle Brush Set

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SpaVerde skin and face body brushes are perfect for dry brushing, improving skin with a thorough exfoliation and pore cleansing. The brushes are 100% organic, natural and cruelty free.

Find it here: Natural Bore & Face Bristle Brush Set

Polishing Body Brush

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Aromatherapy Associates polishing body brush promotes circulation, releases toxins all while improving the skin tone, boosting immunity and increasing energy.

Find it here: Polishing Body Brush

Rejuvenating Serum

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Tata Harper’s rejuvenating serum contains an impressive number of 29 active ingredients and infuses skin with Hyaluronic Acid for a plump, glowing and youthful complexion. It also improves skin’s elasticity, firms and protects it from environmental damage and relaxes wrinkles.

Find it here: Rejuvenating Serum

Renew Face Brush

Karmameju face brush made of goat hair in combination with a face oil equals a mini face lift. Gently brush in circular motions and finish with a rejuvenating oil or serum for the very best result.

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Find it here: Renew Face Brush

Thai Lemongrass Massage Oil

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Lemongrass is used in Body Shop’s massage oil for its revitalizing effects on mind and body. Its uplifting scent boosts vitality and awakens senses, providing body and mind with an instant feel of energy.

Find it here: Thai Lemongrass Massage Oil

Coconut Beautifying Oil

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Silky smooth and illuminated skin is within reach thanks to Body Shop’s coconut oil. Additionally, dry brushing with coconut oil is the perfect cellulite defeating combo, eliminating toxins and fatty deposits in the cells by opening up the pores.

Find it here: Coconut Beautifying Oil

 

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Featured photo: Christy Turlington, Vogue, December 1989 by Patrick Demarchelier / Inside photo: Cindy Crawford

Pictures on Vulgar Beauty are always credited. If the photo is unfairly credited or the owner of the image does not approve of it being used, please contact isabeljarnstrom@hotmail.com.