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AMAZON Celebrates National Lipstick Day, July 29

Posted on: July 24th, 2014

National Lipstick Day is just around the corner! In honor of one of the most glamorous holidays of the year, taking place July 29, Amazon looked at lipstick sales and search terms to determine the most lipstick obsessed cities in the United States as well as the most popular hues of the summer.

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Top Cities for Lipstick Sales:
1. Miami
2. Portland
3. Atlanta

Hottest Lipsticks of the Summer:

· L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Lipcolour, Fairest Nude

· NYX Matte Lipstick, Nude

· Gorgeous Cosmetics Lipstick, Quinn

· Jouer Hydrating Lipstick, Whitney

· Borghese B Moisture Advanced Care Lipcolour, Carnevale Red

· diego dalla palma Matte Lipstick, Orange

· LORAC Breakthrough Performance Lipstick SPF 15, It Girl

· em michelle phan Lip Gallery Creamy Color Classic Lipstick, Cuddle Up Pink

Fun Lipstick Facts:
•We have seen an over 50% increase in “nude lipstick” searches this month.
•“Lipstick” is searched over twice as much as “Lip Gloss”

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Happy, Healthy Hair Is The Key To Aging Gracefully

Posted on: July 21st, 2014

Simple nutrient might be all your hair needs to look full and healthy

While we talk a lot about skin, even healthy, young-looking skin won’t disguise your true age if your hair is a dead give-away. Thinning hair and even baldness often seem like inevitable parts of aging. But they don’t have to be. You can keep your hair as full, shiny, and youthful as your skin. A simple molecule might be just what you need.

I’ve told you in the past about nitric oxide. It is a signaling molecule. It contributes to circulation, which is key in keeping your hair and skin looking young. Since the skin is the body’s largest organ, it’s essential that blood be able to reach it easily. Nitric oxide helps your arteries relax, which improves circulation. And good circulation means that your skin — including your scalp and hair follicles — is getting the nutrients and oxygen it needs. Without these, it can’t continue to grow healthy hair, which eventually leads to thinning hair and baldness.

Your skin actually makes nitric oxide within the dermis, your second layer of skin. As your cells produce nitric oxide, the newly produced nitric oxide begins to regulate the activity of your hair follicles. Since nitric oxide is a signaling molecule, it helps the follicles know that they need to grow hair.

Your body produces nitric oxide on its own. But as you age, the levels it produces drop significantly. And that may be what contributes to the loss of healthy hair as you grow older. Fortunately, you can supplement what your body produces naturally. Adding a nitric oxide supplement, such as CircO2, to your routine will definitely help improve your circulation. And while no large clinical studies have been done to prove that supplemental nitric oxide can definitely reduce hair thinning as you age, many people have reported positive results.

So don’t let your hair detract from your youthful appearance. Make sure you are giving it what it needs to be
able to continue growing thick, strong, healthy hair that may not reflect your age but definitely reflects how you feel.

One final note: You may be taking hair nutrients such as biotin, omega 3 oils, zinc, vitamin D, etc. and your hair still is not where you want it to be. Sometimes simply adding the additional nitric oxide for a couple of months gets things jump-started because the additional nitric oxide enhances the utilization and absorption of your nutrients.

To your health, naturally,
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Dr. Janet Zand
www.systeme41.com

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C.O. Bigelow is an Apothecary at your Fingertips

Posted on: July 18th, 2014

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Not like the Apothecaries of old, C.O. Bigelow carries an extensive line of Health and Beauty product ranging from Holistic care to Bath and Body, Fragrances, Hair Care and items for the home. There is something for everyone. C.O.Bigelow also is stocked with many of your famous name brand products as well as their own. C.O. Bigelow No. 005 Lemon Body Cream Lemon Oil and Extracts is one of the amazing skin care products they offer their customers.

According to their website, bigelowchemists.com ‘This recipe has been a favorite in our apothecary since 1870. Our time-honored formula is the ultimate in intensive moisture care for very dry skin.” With their unique combination of nourishing Lemon Extracts (super charged with Vitamin C), ultra-moisturizing Shea Butter and replenishing Kukui Nut Oil (rich in essential fatty acids) C.O. Bigelow has created the ultimate body cream.

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C.O. Bigelow No. 005 Lemon Body Cream Lemon Oil is an original formulation, created by C.O. Bigelow chemists. It is non greasy, fragrance-free and colorant free and never tested on animals. It’s incredibbly rich and creamy and the scent of fresh lemons is delightful. Your skin will feel soft and silky in no time.

C.O. Bigelow is definitely worth viewing, you will be amazed at wht they have to offer with products ranging from Health and Beauty and Home.

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Hollywood’s Award Season Is Nothing Without Dr. Roger’s Red Carpet Prescription

Posted on: July 16th, 2014

Dr. Leif Rogers’ Red Carpet Prescription

Techniques that rejuvenate and solve problems with no downtime

(Beverly Hills, CA) – It is never too early to start thinking about Hollywood’s ‘Award Season,’ not to mention the myriad of social invitations that come in the fall. When an important event is around the corner, Dr. Leif Rogers recommends these fabulous five treatments that help to rejuvenate, restore and seemingly turn back the hands of time.

Dr. Leif Roger M.D., FACS

Dr. Leif Roger
M.D., FACS

Phytoceramides Supplements
Phytoceramides were largely off the radar until Dr. Rogers introduced this ‘miracle’ supplement on the Dr. Oz Show. Phytoceramides help and reverse the signs of aging by hydrating the skin from the inside out, plumping the skin, preventing the loss of moisture and diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Ceramides naturally occur in our skin, and we lose them as we age – Phytoceramides are derived from natural plant sources and restore the skin’s structure, improving not just the appearance of your face but the skin on your entire body. Phytoceramides were recently approved by the FDA, and Dr. Rogers’ new line: Gluten-free Phytoceramides by Dr. Leif Rogers are available through his office. Phytoceramides should be taken starting 4-6 weeks before an event.

VASER Shape (vibration amplification of sound energy at resonance)
VASERshape has long been known as a non-invasive ultrasound technology that can help with cellulite reduction and selective fat deposits, many of Dr. Roger’s patients come in specifically because it reduces swelling caused by air travel. This is especially important if one has flown in for a special event or needs to hit the runway soon after arriving. Because it ameliorates the look of uneven spots and the effects are immediate, models love it pre-photo shoot, and it is great for brides. Compared with the pleasant feeling of having a hot stone massage, sessions last less than an hour and there is no downtime.

ULTherapy
ULTherapy is the only non-invasive procedure approved by the FDA to tighten and lift the chin/jowls, neck and eyebrows, and the FDA has just granted approval for the chest area, including the cleavage. Why ULTtherapy vs. Thermage? The science. The technology is newer and ULTherapy delivers micro-focused ultrasound deep below the skin’s surface, reaching down towards the SMAS (the layer of tissue that covers, surrounds and attaches to the deeper tissues and structures of the face and neck). The result? The foundational layers of the skin are precisely heated, without disturbing the surface, and significant tightening and lifting can be achieved in one 60-90 minute session. The energy stimulates the growth of new and more elastic collagen with results becoming more pronounced over time. ULTherapy is also the only procedure that uses ultrasound imaging, which lets the practitioner see the layers of tissue that need to be treated, ensuring that the energy is placed exactly where it will be the most effective.

While traditional areas treated include the nasolabial folds and the fine lines around the mouth as well as the chest; some high-profile patients request full-body ULTherapy on a regular basis. On the body, deeper, highly targeted settings can be used on the abdomen, thighs, backside, knees and upper arm, providing for subtle, but effective changes, especially remarkable for a non-invasive, single treatment procedure. Treatments can be repeated as often as every three months, but results are evident up to two years.

IV Vitamin Therapy
Another ‘go to’ treatment of the entertainment industry, Vitamin Therapy, is beneficial for not only pre-event and before or after traveling, but to help recover from illness and surgery.

The pre-event ‘cocktail’ consists of magnesium, calcium, B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, and B12) and vitamin C, plus a ‘push’ of the antioxidant and detoxifying powerhouse, glutathione. Post-surgery and to help the healing process, this infusion is supplemented with more vitamin C plus zinc and biotin for hair, skin and nail health. The infusions are also customized to each patient’s specific nutritional needs to ensure maximal effectiveness.

Bypassing the digestive system is the main advantage of IV nutrition. When substances are given orally they must be processed through the stomach and the intestines. Many substances may not be thoroughly absorbed or are rendered inactive in the digestive tract. By directly administering nutrients via the bloodstream, a much higher level of nutrition can be delivered directly to the cells. These increased levels can provide an immediate therapeutic response by correcting deficiencies; resulting in a patient feeling better within hours of the treatment.

THERMILift
Using radiofrequency, THERMILift heats the deepest layer of the skin, causing collagen to tighten and regenerate without damaging the skin surface. More targeted than ULTherapy, THERMILift can be used on the face or the body and allows for treatment of very specific areas including the neck and jowls and the difficult to treat knee area (as seen on Dr. Rogers guest appearance on The Doctors TV Show). At a higher temperature setting, fat cells dissolve and subsequently reabsorb for non-surgical body contouring and smoothing of fat bulges.

While there are no incisions, the tiny probe that is used leaves tiny needle-like holes that begin to heal almost immediately without sutures or scars. Results continue to become apparent over a three to six month period. Dr. Rogers is one of the first plastic surgeons to offer THERMILift on the west coast.

ABOUT LEIF ROGERS M.D., F.A.C.S.:
In private practice since 2004, Leif Rogers M.D., F.A.C.S. obtained his medical degree at Columbia University. Dr. Rogers is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He currently enjoys private practice in Beverly Hills and at his new office in Pasadena, where he offers reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery, as well as today’s most advanced technologies in non-surgical aesthetics. Dr. Rogers operates at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA, and is a member of the trauma team at the Cancer Center at the Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, where he performs advanced trauma reconstructions. An innovator in his field, Dr. Rogers is skilled in all techniques of breast reconstruction. Among many accolades, most recently Dr. Rogers has been named a “Top Doctor” by Pasadena Magazine in 2013 and 2014. He has also served as a medical consultant for educational and television programming, including “The Dr. Oz Show” and “The Doctors Show”.

Dr. Leif Roger’s Medical Offices
9735 Wilshire Blvd., Penthouse Suite
Beverly Hills, CA, 90210
(310) 860 8915

625 Fair Oaks Avenue, Suite 27
Pasadena, CA, 91105
(626) 537 3737

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Protect Your Skin With Chia and Pomegranate

Posted on: July 12th, 2014

You probably know that spending time in the sun causes your body to produce melanin. This is important because melanin is what causes your skin to change color through tanning and burning. It makes your skin more sensitive to UV radiation, which makes it easier to damage and more susceptible to cancer. But a new study suggests your breakfast — depending on what you eat — could help interfere with the production of melanin.

A recent study on omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids turned up an interesting link between these fatty acids and melanin. The researchers looked at the impact of chia seeds on melanin production.
Chia seeds are high in omega-3 linolenic acid and omega-6 linoleic acid, which can help inhibit melanin biosynthesis. But by themselves, linolenic and linoleic acids can’t reduce your body’s melanin content.

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However, researchers found that combining chia seeds with pomegranate fruit extract made the two work more effectively to inhibit melanin. The combination may contribute to down-regulation of gene expression of the melanogenic enzymes.

Of course, the easiest way to reduce melanin production is to limit your sun exposure. But that isn’t always completely feasible. This research suggests that a breakfast smoothie that includes chia seeds and pomegranate might be a good backup plan! Plus it gives your body a lot of other benefits, as both of these are great for your overall health. You can find both of these in your grocery store or health food store.

To your health, naturally,?

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Dr. Janet Zand, Système 41
Source:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24909999 ?

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Enter To Win 52 Pairs of Shoes Designed By YOU!!!

Posted on: July 10th, 2014

Imagine a near endless shoe wardrobe. All designed by you.

This July Shoes of Prey, the website where women can design their own shoes, is giving one lucky woman the chance to win 52 pairs of shoes, designed by her, for her. I’m sure you would love the chance to be in the running.

Imagine the possibilities… the the essential black ballet flat, the chic office stiletto, the cute winter bootie, the perfect summer sandal. And, imagine never getting a shoe you don’t really love again. Never find yourself choosing between shoes in store again. Never scour your wardrobe for a missing shoe style or shoe colour. This is the chance to live out your shoe dreams and have them all!

To enter:
•Go to www.shoesofprey.com/52
•Upload a photo of an outfit you’re designing shoes for, or use one of our outfits provided;
•Design your shoes for the outfit; and
•Submit your entry.

You can enter as many times as you like, so long as you are always designing shoes for a different outfit.

The competition has begun! And closes 12.00am PST July 31 2014.

Good luck!!

52 Shoes Giveaway

52 Shoes Giveaway

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6 Summer Beauty “Must Haves”

Posted on: July 8th, 2014

Dawn McCarthy presents 6 Summer Beauty Must Have products.

Watch the Segment Here: http://www.good4utah.com/gtu/story/d/story/its-a-glam-thing-summer-must-haves/33538/SOJaQL1r-0-pjuw7zr0DrA

1.) Adonia TummyTone – Adonia TummyTone is an oxygen-base body-wrap treatment, with a gentle blend of organic ingredients, that helps reduce the appearance of your love handles and waistline in less than 60 minutes! You can do it at home. It is hypoallergenic and safe and effective for all skin types. TummyTone is a body wrap system that is used with your own body wrap material (any plastic wrap will do).
http://www.adoniaorganics.com/

2.) Tattoo Junkie Los Angeles Cosmetics offers Total Lip Art Kit “Smooch”, “Hott Kiss” Lip Art Kit, Ombre Blast Lip Stencils, Ombre Liner Lip Stencils, Lip Paint Pucker Up (Red, Pink and Lilac) & more.
http://www.tattoojunkee.com/

3.) Skin MD Shielding lotion w/Sunscreen & without. The beauty and softness of your skin is constant­ly attacked by both natural and artificial factors in the environment which lead you to ask a most common question : Why is my skin dry? Skin MD Shielding lotion duplicates and enhances your skin’s natural and protective barrier. Just a small application of Skin MD Natural daily protects your skin from damage and delivers hours of soothing moisture, and for those of you who have excessive dry skin . The ingredients in Skin MD Natural are 6 times more effective than those typically used. It is Hypoallergenic, non-greasy, fragrance and colorant free, paraben and petrochemical free. Will not clog pores. it is a Vegan product manufactured in the U.S. using 100% solar power.
http://www.skinmdnatural.com/

4.) Bo-Po peel off nail polish is the brush on peel off nail polish that lets girls “glam”ify themselves with a special quick drying formula that peels off in a snap. The spill proof bottle lets girls paint their nails in 10 sparkling tints and colors that will match every mood. Remember the 80’s Brush-On Peel-Off nail polish? Worx Toys has acquired this unique, proprietary formulation and improved it! Hot new colors, improved drying time and smoother peeling make the new BoPo better than ever!
http://bo-po.com/

5.) Pursecase, is not your typical phone case, pursecase doubles as a purse! This petite clutch is elegantly designed with just your phone and essentials in mind. Keep your phone, credit cards, ID, and cash all at your fingertips in the most stylish way. Makes life simple with a compact mirror, a pocket to carry some cash, ID & credit cards, and all with a stylish chain handle – which doubles as a bracelet – just in ‘case’ of a fashion emergency.
http://pursecase.com/

6.) Indulge yourself with refreshing luxury bath accessories and body washes from Kama Sutra. Let these silky-smooth, sensual bath and body treats awaken your morning or relax your evening. Kama Sutra’s Luxury Bath collection is just one of the many Kama Sutra products which also include, massage oil, massage lotion and massage candles gift sets and more
http://kamasutra.com/

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Cancer-fighting supplement

Posted on: July 6th, 2014

Dr. Zand Article, Systeme 41

Powerful cancer-fighting supplement may fight skin cancer even better when you use it topically. One out of seven people in the U.S. will contract skin cancer every year. It’s the most common form of cancer, and while it is often treatable, malignant melanoma can be deadly. It causes an estimated 8,700 deaths every year. So it’s vital that we find better ways both to treat and prevent skin cancer. And researchers are finding that a popular oral supplement might fight this cancer even better when you apply it topically.

As you may know, two of your skin’s biggest enemies are ultraviolet radiation and oxidative stress. Both contribute to skin aging and skin cancers. The best way to fight these enemies is with antioxidants, which combat the free radicals that can cause anything from age spots to skin cancer. One of the most potent antioxidants researchers are investigating is resveratrol. This antioxidant, found in grapes, berries, peanuts, and red wine, holds a lot of promise for keeping our skin healthy and beautiful.

Oxidative stress leads to cancer when the antioxidants produced in the cells can’t keep up with the production of reactive oxygen by the mitochondria. This imbalance can occur due to exposure from cigarette smoke, extreme temperature change, or exposure to UV radiation. Most of the research on antioxidants to date has focused on taking antioxidants orally. But that’s beginning to change.

Providing the cells with external antioxidants can help them restore their balance and stay healthy. And one of the best ways to provide these topical antioxidants is with resveratrol — the popular oral supplement. You may know about resveratrol’s powerful effects against cardiovascular disease. But researchers soon found that it has potent antioxidant properties as well. It also has low toxicity and few side effects, making it very attractive as a skin care tool.

Researchers have conducted multiple studies that suggest that resveratrol has chemopreventive and therapeutic effects. One study in particular found that resveratrol was able to cause apoptosis, or cell death, in two human melanoma cell lines. And another study found that it decreased the viability of melanoma cell lines without affecting the good fibroblast cells.

One of the downsides of taking resveratrol orally is that it’s metabolized very quickly in the body, typically within 30 to 60 minutes. That’s another reason topical application is gaining popularity. Researchers are finding that applying it topically maintains its bioavailability for much longer periods of time.

Resveratrol has a lot of promise in our fight to stay healthy and beautiful. While you can find it in grapes and red wine, contrary to some understandably popular ideas, drinking the amount of wine necessary to get a significant amount of resveratrol (about 1,000 liters daily) isn’t the best way to help your skin. Instead, try applying it topically. You can find resveratrol in both Système 41′s Restorative Night Treatment and Nourishing Day Creme.

To your health, naturally,
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Dr. Janet Zand, Système 41

Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3060966/

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