Monday, March 2, 2015

New! Suede Matte Collection

glo minerals Suede Matte Collection

We are so excited to launch our new spring 2015 Suede Matte Collection. This collection features saturated, long wear color with twelve new shades in two new formulas. Both our Suede Matte Crayons and Suede Matte Sticks offer velvety smooth finishes for endless possibilities!

Here’s a little more about each new product:
Our crayon-inspired pencil with built in sharpener delivers precision and convenience in one.
Shades: monogram, trademark, crush, sorbet, bombshell, demure

Our new slender stick offers a cream application that lasts for hours.
Shades: memento, bliss, pop, punch, pinup, port

Both formulas offer antioxidant protection and conditioning ingredients that include Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Mango Seed Oil and Shea Butter. It truly is matte redefined! The long wear ability of the Suede Matte Collection is due to a combination of advanced ingredients as well as our own body heat that create a binding effect. Once these ingredients come into contact with body heat, they slightly evaporate. When this evaporation occurs, it creates a binding effect with ingredients in the formula - the end result is a very long wear formula.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Coming Soon: Soothing Relief

glo therapeutics Sensitive Skin 2015 Launch

Easily-irritated, reactive and imbalanced skin? You’re not alone. Signal soothing relief with all new spring glo therapeutics launching March, 2nd 2015.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Bridal Beauty Diary: Creating a Skincare Routine

Guest post by glo employee and bride-to-be, Amy Foster - Content and Communication Specialist

With a little under seven months to go, my wedding to-do list seems to be getting longer instead of shorter. Between flowers and save-the-dates, it’s easy to get caught up in all of the small details! One thing that I am excited about crossing off the list is meeting with glo’s National Educator, Amanda, to talk about my skincare strategy.

I am fairly diligent when it comes to skincare but could use some one-on-one guidance when it comes to addressing my specific skincare concerns. I feel so fortunate that Amanda offered to answer all of my questions and steer me in the right direction when it comes to creating an at-home routine and scheduling professional treatments. Read our Q&A on where to start with a skincare routine and then follow along for my very own bridal beauty skincare routine.

Amy: When should a bride start her bridal beauty routine?

Amanda: As soon as possible! 7-8 months out is a good start but, depending on your skin issues, you might want to start sooner. Changes aren't going to happen overnight, especially if you’re looking to target acne or hyperpigmentation.

Amy: Where should I even start when creating an at-home routine?

Amanda: Since everyone’s skin is different there isn’t one single routine that is going to work for everyone. The best thing you can do is consult with a licensed esthetician who can meet with you personally to discuss your goals and different treatment options.

Amy: What are some questions that an esthetician might ask during this consultation?

Amanda: First, an esthetician should learn all they can about your skin and its current condition. Next, they should ask about your goals, as well as your timeline, and create a tailored home care and treatment schedule. It’s also important to work around all events such as bridal showers, bachelorette parties and engagement pictures - not just the wedding day.

Amy: As far as professional treatments go, do you have any recommendations?

Amanda: I recommend talking to your esthetician about their bridal packages. Many spas and estheticians offer bridal specials or a series at a discount. Buying a series of 6 services that includes both peels and facials is a great start and should help you get the results you are looking for. Plus, it’s a great way to pamper and relax!

Amy: I’m so grateful that you are helping me! What’s the best way for other brides to find a glo esthetician who can help them get started?

Amanda: The best way to find a local glo retailer is to call 1-800-232-0398. Our customer service team will direct you to an experienced esthetician in your area!

After our chat, Amanda and I started my personal consultation. We chatted about my skin type, my specific goals and my bridal timeline. She then created a personalized at-home routine that I can’t wait to start! Here’s a little bit of info about my skin:

Skin Type: I have very dry skin that is on the sensitive side. Because my skin is so dry it often feels tight and flaky. I also have occasional breakouts on my chin and jawbone but the majority of my breakouts occur on my chest and back (along the lines of my sports bra). As a wannabe yogi and runner, dealing with blemishes on my chest and back has been a constant struggle and something I’m a little worried about with my wedding dress!

Skin Concerns: My biggest concerns include clearing up all blemishes that might be visible on my chest and back as well as treating my dry, flaky skin. Dull, flakey skin doesn’t sound very bridal!

Timeline: 7 months!

From Amanda: Taking Amy’s skin type, goals and timeline into account I created a customized at-home skin care routine. This routine has three parts: a morning routine, an evening routine, and a back and chest treatment to use as needed. Hydrations is key for Amy so I focused on products that will help keep her skin hydrated and balanced. The most important part of any skincare routine is consistency. If a bride isn’t diligent and compliant with her esthetician’s recommendations then she’s not going to get the results she’s looking for. Also, NO TANNING! There are so many great alternatives out there that there is no excuse for damaging your skin for your wedding!

Here’s Amy’s Routine:
AM Routine
Refine Hydrator (available through physicians only)

PM Routine
Refine Cleanser (available through physicians only)
Renew Serum (3-4 times a week)
Restorative Mask (1-2 times a week or as needed)
Brightening Polish (1-2 times a week)
Back and Chest Treatment:
Renew Serum (as needed)

We also scheduled a series of 10 professional treatments over the next eight months. This series includes four facials, three peels and three back and chest treatments. I am planning on customizing each treatment to Amy’s specific needs which will deliver the best results!

Stay tuned for the next post where we’ll start the first treatment!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Five Reasons You Need to Treat and Protect Your Neck

For many, taking care of our skin is a daily habit. We cleanse, tone, treat and moisturize our faces regularly but what about our necks? Taking care of the skin covering your neck is a vital part to aging gracefully but it’s often overlooked even by the most diligent beauty experts. Here are five reasons why you need to start treating and protecting your neck today.

5 Reasons to Treat and Protect Your Neck

1) Beauty experts say the true way to tell a woman’s age is by looking at her hands and neck!
2) The skin covering our neck naturally has less collagen. This means it will start to sag and show signs of aging faster than your face.
3) We are constantly moving our necks throughout the day (nodding, turning, stretching) so the skin around your neck loses its vitality quickly with age.
4) Your neck is one of the most exposed parts of your body and is often overexposed to environmental conditions such as the cold, heat, and wind.
5) We always add SPF to our face but often forget about the front of our necks and chest which is also exposed to harmful UV rays.

Neck Firming Serum helps boost collagen and hyaluronic acid production to tighten and firm your neck. The combined lifting action, brighteners and anti-aging properties result in a smoother more youthful-looking neck. It’s not too late, add this essential step to you daily beauty routine!  

Monday, February 16, 2015

glo How-To: The Best Blush Placement for Your Face Shape

We love Blush, not only for its ability to brighten your complexion, but because, when used strategically it can help contour and shape your face. We all have unique face shapes that require strategic Blush placement to help create balance and accentuate our best features. We created this Blush placement guide to help makeup mavens like you get the most out of your Blush!

glo's Guide to Applying Blush

glo minerals Bridal Kit: Wedding Day Beauty Essentials

glo minerals bridal kit

Last year we launched our first ever Bridal Kit which was created to give the bride and her bridesmaids everything they needed to stay camera ready all day. The kit was such a big hit that we decided to give it a glamorous makeover! The revamped kit now comes in a beautiful new makeup bag that will easily become a new favorite.  

The Bridal Kit is still full of beauty essentials that are ideal for easy touch-ups on the big day but will keep you glowing long after wedding season ends. Shimmer Duo in candle adds a fresh highlight to the skin while Perfecting Powder sets makeup in place for all day wear. Plus, the Retractable Ultra Brush makes on-the-go powder application a breeze. Lipstick in bella layered with Gloss in pink blossom provides the perfect pink pout and Blotting Papers instantly absorbs oil for a shine free glo.

glo minerals Bridal Kit Tutorial

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Skincare Advice For Your 20s

Skincare Advice for Your 20s

Guest Post by National Educator, Amanda von dem Hagen

So, you’re in your 20s and are thinking about your skincare routine. For better or for worse,   what worked for you in your teens most likely won’t work in your 20s, so you might have to change a few things.  During this time in your life it’s important to focus on products that keep your skin healthy, balanced and help prevent premature aging.

Did you know that 80-90% of aging is caused by external factors and that 90% of these external factors include exposure to the sun?  If you haven’t been using a sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher every day, I highly recommend you start.  My favorite product is the Moisturizing Tint SPF 30+.  It is a light moisturizer, SPF, tinted foundation, and a primer all in one!

Another very important part of your daily skincare routine is what you do at night.  First of all, you should always remove your makeup.  gloMinerals is an extension of your skin care routine during the day, but don’t mistake that to mean you can wear it while you sleep.  It is essential that you remove your makeup and any dirt/debris that has accumulated on your skin throughout the day.  The Essential Cleansing Oil is the ideal product to remove all makeup, dirt, and oil from the skin.

The second part to a nightly routine is a serum.  Serums are packed with ingredients that target specific skin concerns, so choose one that fits your skin goals.  Here are some suggestions:
Acne/Cell Turnover – Renew Serum
Brightening/Lightening – Brightening Serum or Lightening Serum
Anti-aging – 15% Vitamin C
Hydration – Cyto-luxe Hydration+

Now what about your morning routine?  Step 1 is to cleanse.  You want to make sure your skin is clean for the day and a cleanser will help prevent breakouts.  
Normal/Combo – Purifying Gel Cleanser (combo-oily) or Hydrating Gel Cleanser (combo-dry)
Dry/Dehydrated – Cyto-luxe Cleanser

It’s also important to remember that what you put in your body has an effect on your skin, so start practicing healthy habits now.  Drink enough water (1/2 your weight in ounces per day) and maintain a healthy diet.  Fresh fruit and vegetables are high in antioxidants, so eating those will help combat free radicals which cause signs of aging.  One last part to your skin care routine for your 20s is to exercise.  When you exercise, the blood supply increases in your skin which will promote healthy cells.

Be sure to pin the infographic below as a great reference!

glo therapeutics Skincare Tips for Your 20s

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Bridal Beauty Diary

bridal beauty diary - glo minerals

Hello Everyone! My name is Amy and I am glo’s Content and Communication Specialist. As a newly engaged gal, I started thinking about all of the beauty questions I have as my wedding day quickly approaches: “How can I fix my biggest skin concerns in time?” “How do I pick the best makeup artist for my wedding day?” “When should I start my bridal beauty routine?” I figured I wasn’t the only bride-to-be asking these questions, so with the help of glo’s talented education team I am going to walk you through my seven month bridal beauty diary!

Starting next week I’ll be updating glo readers with the tips and tricks I learn as I create an easy, and hopefully stress free, bridal beauty timeline. This monthly guide will help brides stay on track as the big day approaches. This month, I’ll chat with our National Educator, Amanda, on when and why you should find an esthetician, when to schedule your professional treatments, and how to select a home care routine.

Do you have bridal beauty questions you’d like to ask our experts? Leave them in the comments below and in the meantime, take a look at this quick Q&A about my upcoming big day!

Wedding Date & Location: Labor Day Weekend 2015

The Groom: Ryan and I have been together for 2 years and he’s the sweetest guy I know!

How He Asked: He proposed at the local ice skating rink that I grew up skating on as a competitive figure skater. My friends and family were in the audience holding signs that read “Amy will you marry me?”

Ice Rink Proposal.jpg

How’s the planning process? So far so good! We’ve already crossed the big things off the list: venue, date, caterer, photographer and dress!

Wedding Style: I want our wedding to be elegant yet relaxed, traditional but fun!


Monday, February 9, 2015

Instagram Contest: Valentine's Day Look


1.Valentine’s Day Instagram Contest: How To Enter: To enter, you must have or create an Instagram account. If you already have an Instagram account, you will have to sign into your account. If you are not an existing member of Instagram, you will be required to follow the directions and join Instagram. When you join Instagram, you are indicating that you have read and agree to accept the Instagram Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Membership to Instagram is free.

Must follow @glominerals to be eligible to win. Only accounts open to public are eligible.

Contest begins once announced on Instagram on Feb. 9, 2015. Sign in at or via the Instagram mobile App. Find the post with the caption: Valentine’s Day Instagram Contest. View post here.

To Enter:
1) Take a photo of the Valentine’s Day look you create using glo minerals and post on Instagram
2) Follow and tag @glominerals in the photo
3) Tag the photo using #gloinlove and #glominerals
4) List the glo minerals products used to create the look

Winner Selection: One (1) winner will be selected based on the creativity and presentation of the look on Monday, Feb 16th. Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries.

Winner Notification: Winner will be notified via Instagram in a post on Monday, Feb 16th. Winner has 48 hours to respond by sending an email to We will email winner redemption details.

Redemption: If the winner is a consumer, the gift card must be redeemed online at Not valid with any other online retailers. If the winner is a glo Professional Account, $100 will be taken off their next order placed by phone, online or with Sales Consultant.

2. ENTRIES: Multiple entries from the same person are accepted. If there is a dispute as to the identity of an online entrant, the prize will be awarded to the authorized account holder of the Instagram account. The “authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the account belongs to as assigned by an internet service provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

3. ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. who are 21 years of age or older. Account must be open to public to be eligible to win.
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