Friday, January 30, 2015

Find Your Match: Luxe Liquid Foundation Shade Guide

So, you’ve decided to give Luxe Liquid Foundation a try but are not sure which shade is best for you? First, we always recommend finding an authorized, local glo retailer to help with a professional color match. You can call 1-800-232-0398 to find a local retailer near you.


Below we’ve listed each shade ranging from light to dark as well as a brief description of each. Keep in mind that Luxe Liquid Foundation’s lightweight formula has a unique ability to blend into your skin creating the perfect match.




Porcelain - The lightest shade, Porcelain is the best match for fair complexions with a warm undertone.


Rosette - Rosette is a perfect match for fair to light complexions that have a cool undertone.


Naturelle - One of our top selling shades, Naturelle is extremely versatile, and can accommodate fair to light complexions with warm undertones.


Tahini - Tahini is a great shade for light to medium complexions but has more of a golden hue making it ideal for warm undertones.


Almond - This shade is for medium level complexions with a  cooler undertone.


Brulee - This shade is a great match for medium to dark complexions with a warm undertone. Our nation makeup artist, Janeena (photo here) wears Brulee.


Cafe -  Cafe is for warm undertones with a deep complexion level.  


Truffle - Truffle is one of the deepest shades catering to cool undertones.

Luxe Liquid Foundation offers a truly unique solution to finding ageless beauty. Formulated with light-diffusing diamond powder, broad-spectrum UV protection and specialized moisturizing agents to deliver a flawless, youthful complexion- Luxe Liquid Foundation is an exceptional choice for all skin types. In addition, its talc-free and non-comedogenic formula is the ideal choice for even the most sensitive skin.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Before & After: Acne and Impaction Treatment

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When it comes to treating acne, there isn’t a “one size fits all” fix. Because there are so many different types and symptoms of acne, it is extremely important to treat each individual’s case with a unique and systematic approach. This client came to us with acneic skin that included impactions around her chin and jawline.


What are impactions?  Simply put, they are clogged pores.  But, what we think of as being “a pore” is really the opening to the follicle.  It extends deep into the skin.  Attached to it are the sebaceous glands that secrete oil into the follicle. Lining the sides of the follicle are skin cells.  When there is too much oil and too many dead skin cells they mix together and block the opening forming an impaction.  At the very least, they are unsightly bumps, but left untreated they can develop into acneic lesions.


Our team developed a unique in-home and professional treatment regimen to target the problem areas with the end goal of clear, healthy and radiant skin. The client started with an in-home treatment program for several months followed with a series of professional treatments that were tailored to fit the client’s goals. Several peels were performed to find the most effective treatment and as the months progressed the peels became stronger and more aggressive. As a result, the client’s skin condition and texture improved dramatically.  


Acne & Impaction Homecare Routine:
AM Routine:    


PM Routine:
Refining Mask (twice weekly)

Acne & Impaction Professional Treatment:
Month 1: Enzyme and extractions
Month 2: Enzyme followed by one layer of Salicylic 30%
Month 3: Pro 5 Exfoliant followed by extractions followed by two layers of Salicylic 30%
Month 4: Glycolic 30% followed by three layers of Salicylic 30%
Month 5: Alternating layers of Salicylic 30% and Modified Jessner 14% (two layers of each)
Month 6: Two layers of Modified Jessner followed by Retinol + C Exfoliant and left on

To find a glo retailer for professional treatments similar to these listed above, please call 1-800-232-0398.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Under the Surface: A Closer Look at Dehyrdated Skin

glo therapeutics The Importance of Moisturizers

Guest Post by International Educator & Product Developer, Kristin Cristiano

There are several misconceptions about “dry” skin. First of all, let’s be clear, dehydrated skin is not the same as skin that lacks oil. Dry skin lacks oil and is a skin type. Dehydration occurs when there is a lack of water in the skin. It is not a skin type but rather a condition that can come and go depending on the weather, medication, diet, alcohol and caffeine intake, not drinking enough water and/or not keeping the skin protected and moisturized.  Even mild dehydration can affect the look and health of the skin.

Dehydrated skin needs to be treated both internally and externally.  Drinking lots of water is important, but more important is keeping the surface of the skin protected.
You can be dehydrated and still have naturally oily skin.  Sometimes oily skin gets dehydrated from the use of harsh products that strip the surface barrier.  As a matter of fact, if acne prone skin is too water dry, it can cause more breakouts because the skin will attempt to compensate for the “dryness” by producing more oil.  

It’s not unusual for people with oily skin to be wary of applying anything topical that is categorized as a moisturizer.  However, there are oil-free moisturizers,  such as glo therapeutics Oil Free Moisturizer, and Oil Control Emulsion. Another option for those of you with oily skin is the use of a clear hydration serum with the humectant Hyaluronic Acid. Both glo’s Pure Hydration or B5 Hydration would be appropriate for this.

If the skin is oil dry, it can develop “cracks” in the surface where moisture leaks out.  (Think of what severely chapped skin is like). At that point you have skin that is lacking both oil and water.  Using an emollient type moisturizer that provides both, will help to protect the skin and alleviate dehydration. glo’s Moisture Rich Cream or Restorative Cream fit this description.

Even skin that is well balanced can develop dehydration in arid climates or because of lifestyle. For skin that is normal to combination, a mid weight moisturizer such as Conditioning Hydration Cream or Vita E Essential Cream should be used regularly.

To sum it up, every skin type should use some form of hydrator topically as an insurance policy.  Luckily glo therapeutics has one for every possible skin type and condition!

Friday, January 16, 2015

glo How-To: Find the Dewy Finish Foundation for Your Skin Type

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Dewy, glowing skin is topping several 2015 spring beauty trends to watch lists and it’s not difficult to understand why. A dewy finish leaves skin looking youthful, fresh and luminescent while also providing coverage. We asked our National Makeup Artist, Janeena Billera, to help us pick the right dewy skin finish for every skin type, so take a look and give dewy skin a try this year!


Dry Skin
For dry and flaky skin, Luxe Liquid Foundation SPF 15 is a must have. With its built-in specialized moisturizing agents, and semi dewy finish, your skin is sure to be on its way to looking flawless, hydrated and luminescent!


Normal to Dry Skin
Add a natural, sheer glow by applying an even layer of Sheer Tint Base if you have normal to dry skin. If more coverage is desired, let the first layer set, and continue with a second application for a medium coverage as well as a beautiful dewy finish!


Normal to Oily Skin
Have normal to oily skin? Then Loose Base is calling your name along with some handy helpers! This delicate formula helps reduce shine and provides a customized coverage level of your choice. Don't forget to mist! Give your skin a good douse of either Moist or Revive Hydration Mist to achieve that added dewy glow.


Oily Skin
There's a fine line between greasy and dewy. If your skin is oily, but you want to achieve a fresh and dewy glow, why not give Protective Liquid Foundation Satin II a try? This buildable foundation is keen on combating oil, but emollient enough to give your canvas a fresh and natural finish! Always keep a Perfecting Powder or Matte Finishing Powder close by for any last minute T-Zone touch ups.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Exploring the Difference Between Dehydrated & Hydrated Skin

It's estimated that up to 90% of individuals’ skin has surface dehydration. You might be unaware that you are a part of this majority because the symptoms of dehydrating go beyond dry, flaky skin. Below, we’ve listed some common signs of dehydrated vs. hydrated skin to use as your skin hydration guide.

Difference Between Dehydrated & Hydrated Skin - infographic - glo

Hydrated Skin Looks:
Smooth and Dewy
Good Elasticity
Healthy Plumpness
Supple
Clear and Even
Hydrated Skin Feels:
Moist
Soft
No Irritation or Sensitivity         
Dehydrated Skin Looks:
Red
Dull
Dry Patches
Flaky
Congested
Crepey
Uneven Texture
Dehydrated Skin Feels:
Chapped
Irritated
Itchy
Taut

Shop glo therapeutics moisturizers and hydrators here.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

glo Infographic: Exploring the Importance of Good Skincare Moisturizers

Applying a moisturizer daily is an important step in maintaining healthy, balanced skin. Take a deeper look at the importance of moisturizers with this helpful infographic!


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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Instagram $100 Giveaway - Official Rules



NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.


This contest is open to consumers only. Professional accounts, or the employees of professional accounts, are not eligible to win.


1. Instagram Giveaway: 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 @glotherapeutics to be eligible to win.


Contest begins once announced on Instagram on January 7, 2015. Sign in at Instagram.com or via the Instagram mobile App. Find the post with the caption: Instagram $100 Gift Card Giveaway! Leave a comment on the post with a list of glo therapeutics products you would like to try. To see all glo therapeutics products visit www.gloprofessional.com. Click here to go to the post.


Winner Selection: One (1) winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries posted on Monday, January 12th. 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, January 12th. Winner has 48 hours to respond by sending an email to social@gloprofessional.com. We will email the winner redemption details.


Redemption: The gift card must be redeemed online at www.gloprofessional.com. Not valid with any other online retailers. Cannot be applied to services or other retail products provided by local retailer.


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: This contest is open to consumers only. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. who are 21 years of age or older. Professional accounts, or the employees of professional accounts, are not eligible to win.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Start 2015 with a Dewy Finish

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Banish the winter blues and break out of your makeup rut by trying a glo minerals foundation that offers a dewy finish. What is a dewy finish?  Because of their moisturizing and light reflective ingredients, products offering a dewy finish gives our skin a little extra glow while a products that offer a matte finish will absorb light and eliminate all shine. But just to be clear, dewy does not mean oily! A dewy finish looks healthy, glowing, luminescent and fresh - just what we are looking for to start the new year!

glo minerals offers several different bases that will help you achieve a dewy finish while delivering antioxidants and vitamins for healthy, glowing skin: Loose Base, Protective Liquid Foundation- Satin II, Sheer Tint Base and Luxe Liquid Foundation.

Loose Base: This loose mineral foundation formulation is beautifully pigmented and luminescent. It offers medium to full coverage with a dewy finish and is well-suited for sensitized skin.

Sheer Tint Base: Formulated with our signature blend of antioxidants, Sheer Tint Base delicately camouflages flaws as well as nourishes and protects skin with sheer coverage for a healthy, dewy glo.

Protective Liquid Foundation- Satin II: Achieve smooth, buildable coverage with a dewy finish with our leading liquid mineral foundation.

Luxe Liquid Foundation SPF 15: Formulated with light-diffusing diamond powder, broad-spectrum UV protection and specialized moisturizing agents to deliver a flawless, youthful complexion.

For a limited time, receive a free mini Perfecting Powder with the purchase of a dewy finish foundation with the code DEWYFINISH15.

*MSRP only. Offer valid while supplies last. Cannot be combined with other promos or applied to past orders.  

Friday, January 2, 2015

Tips for Healthy, Hydrated Skin

Tips for Healthy, Hydrated Skin


As we welcome the new year we turn our focus to one of the most important aspects of our skin’s health: Hydration. Hydration is essential for the overall health of one’s body but is also an important step towards healthy, glowing skin. Drinking 8 glasses of water a day is a great way to keep the skin plump and hydrated and flush any unnecessary toxins from the body. While drinking enough liquids to help our skin function properly is crucial, often times our skin needs an additional boost of hydration in the form of a moisturizer or hydrator.

Using a moisturizer or hydrator will not only keep your skin balanced but it’s the first step for fresh and healthy looking skin. In addition, properly moisturized skin will help prevent premature aging. Since dry skin is more susceptible to the formation of deep lines and wrinkles on the face we recommend using a moisturizer daily. Some of our top selling hydrators and moisturizers include: Oil Free Moisturizer, Advanced B5 Hydration, Conditioning Hydration Cream and Pure Hydration.

For a limited time only, receive a free Mini B5 Hydration with any moisturizer purchase! Add a glo therapeutics moisturizer to your shopping cart then use the code HYDRATE15 at checkout. Your glowing, healthy skin will thank you!

*Offer valid while supplies last. Cannot be combined with other promos or applied to past orders.  

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2015 Skincare Resolution: Wear Sunscreen Daily

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Wearing sunscreen on a daily basis is one of the best routines you can do for your skin. Not only are you protecting your skin from potential harmful rays, but you are prolonging your skin's youth. Sun exposure is a leading cause of wrinkles and age spots, so try one of our excellent suncare options!


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