Friday, March 29, 2013

Bridal Beauty Countdown: 3 Months Until the Big Day

Guest Post by gloProfessional’s National Educator, Ami Shvartzman.

Spring is an exciting time for those of us in the beauty industry- flowers are blooming, gorgeous new colors are launching and love is in the air! April also marks the three month countdown to prime wedding season. The following are some helpful beauty tips to start following 3 months before you tie the knot!

Bridal Beauty Makeup Skincare

Get Sensational Skin

The three month mark is a great time to start working on tackling any skin care issues you want to improve before your big day. For this I recommend:

1. Start a Consistent Skin Care Regimen - Daily cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing  is such an important part of having a great complexion. So is using a great SPF every single day. Try multipurpose products like glo therapeutics Daily Polishing Cleanser, and SPF 40 Facial Moisturizer to save time for a busy bride to be! Now is also a great time to start treating specific skin concerns like acne and hyperpigmentation (or dark spots in the skin). Do this by using efficacious serums like glo therapeutics Lightening Serum or Renew Serum nightly.

2. Body Treatments- Remember, some skin conditions (like dry skin, keratosis pilaris or acne) can affect the entire body, not just the face. To look great in that wedding gown work on treating these with glo body products like Sugar Body Polish, Smoothing Salt Scrub and new Therapeutic Body Exfoliant.

3. Facials and Chemical Exfoliants- Need to bump it up a notch? Facials and chemical exfoliants are a great way to boost skin cell turnover, improving skin’s luminosity, helping with acne or hyperpigmentation, slowing down the signs of aging and just generally brightening skin texture and tone. Receiving a series of exfoliant or facial treatments can dramatically improve skin maladies before a special event, like a wedding! Contact gloProfessional at (800)232-0398 to be directed to a glo treatment specialist near you.

Wake Up It's Time for Makeup
Now that we've worked on making that skin beautiful, it's time to talk about makeup. Whether you're applying it yourself on your big day or using a professional (three months is the time to book a great artist and do a consultation/trial) it's important to determine two things at this juncture:

1. Find the Look that’s Right for YOU- Are you a natural bride? A glam bride? A sweet and innocent bride? Using example photos from magazines and books can help you find inspiration and keep your makeup artist on the right track.

2. Find the Right Products- Using a healthy, protective and long lasting line is so important when it comes to wedding makeup. glo minerals is a makeup line that improves the health of your skin and can really be an extension of your skin care. Using a blend of vitamins and antioxidants (Vitamins A, C, E and Green Tea Extract)  and broad spectrum UV protection, glo minerals is anti-inflammatory and helps to protect the skin on the big day and everyday. It is also talc and filler free, non comedogenic and triple milled which makes glo minerals High Definition quality. It photographs like a dream, so you look gorgeous in those wedding pics!  

Wax On - Help Get Those Brows Under Control
Make an appointment with your local waxologist because now is the time to start working on the perfect brow shape. This will leave you quite a bit of time just in case you have an oopsie and something goes wrong! Tweeze and upkeep those arches between appointments with the glo minerals Brow Collection which contains every wax, powder, stencil, tweezer and brush you'd ever need for the perfect brow!

Make Your Health a Priority
This is the time to begin replacing alcohol and caffeine with water to hydrate the skin and body. Also, don’t over do-it with a crazy diet or exercise regimen. Exercise 3-5 times per week to keep energy levels high and eat your fruits and veggies. A balanced diet is a great way to have enough energy to make it through those fittings and trials. And don’t forget to get some rest! Sleeping through the night is the best way to remedy pre-wedding jitters (but just in case, Vital Eye Cream is great for dark circles and puffiness).

So relax, enjoy, and follow this Ami Approved wedding series!

Also, check out our Bridal Beauty Pinterest Board!

New Product: Precise Micro Lipliner

Created especially for the sensitive lip area, these long-lasting, creamy lipliner gently glides across the lips for a smooth, even application of rich color. This anti-wrinkle, line-filling, moisturizing lipliner is formulated to support long-term hydration and provide a soothing effect. Color and care in one!

Shop Precise Micro Lipliners ($12.50)

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Travel Essentials

Traveling with your favorite gloProfessional products just got even easier! Now we not only have kits with your favorite glo therapeutics and body products but we have the new Glam on the Go Kit with six travel-sized glo minerals favorites. The kit contains Sheer Tint Base - illuminator, Bronze in sunlight, Lid Primer, Water Resistant Mascara, Gloss in poppy and nude all in convenient, take-anywhere sizes.

Also be sure to check out these easy-to-pack travel kits and products for your face, body and hair: :

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Q&A with Kate: How-To Fix Common Beauty Blunders

Q: Hi Kate! How do you fix some common beauty blunders in a hurry?

Kate: As busy women on the go, sometimes we can get a little careless when applying our makeup. Instead of having to start from scratch, here are some quick tips on how to fix some of the most common beauty blunders!

gloProfessional How-To: Fix Three Common Beauty Blunders

Beauty Blunder #1: Messy Mascara
Quick Fix: Use a q-tip and warm water to clean mascara from your water line.
For Mascara blunders on the face or eyes, wait for it to dry completely. After it’s dry, use a clean eye base brush to flake off the residue.

Beauty Blunder #2: Too Much Blush
Quick Fix: Grab your Blender Brush and some Pressed Base in your color then neutralize the Blush by applying a little Pressed Base to the cheeks.
Beauty Blunder #3: Creased Eye Shadow
Quick Fix: Use your finger and gently blend the crease. Then, using an Eye Blender Brush apply some Perfecting Powder to the eye to soak up excess oil.

Monday, March 25, 2013

The Dos and Don'ts of Makeup Brush Cleaning

The Dos and Don'ts of Makeup Brush Cleaning

Spring cleaning- whether you love it or hate it, you can’t deny that sometimes a thorough scrub, soak or cleanse is desperately needed. This week we are taking a deeper look at ways to clean, organize, and tidy up your beauty routine. First up, a look at the Dos and Don’ts of brush cleaning!

Cleaning your brushes is a crucial step towards clean, healthy skin. When we apply our makeup with brushes, the oils from the face get in between the bristles and can generate bacteria growth and germs. Keeping your brushes clean (especially your foundation brush!) will reduce your chances of break-outs and increase your chances of clearer skin! Here are our top tips on how to clean makeup brushes. Did we leave something out? Tell us your tips in the comments below.

Brush Cleaning Dos

  • Do wash your brushes at least every 2 weeks to avoid bacteria build up.
  • Do use a gentle shampoo (such as baby shampoo) to deep clean your brushes.
  • Do clean your brushes after each use with Brush Cleaner when working with clients.
  • Do gently re-mold each brush into it’s original shape if necessary.

Brush Cleaning Don’ts

  • Don’t completely submerge your brushes in water. This can cause the wood to swell and crack. It can also loosen the glue that holds the brushes in place.
  • Don’t dry your brushes upright. This can trap water in the base of the brush which can cause rotting of the wood.
  • Don’t allow water to enter the barrel of the handle. Water trapped in the barrel can rot the adhesive, leading to an unpleasant odor and brush hair loss.
  • Don’t squeeze the bristles dry as this can alter the shape of the brush.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Ami Approved: Dual Advantage Cream

Deep in the land of bumps, redness and inflammation lie two skin conditions despised by all...acne and rosacea. Unfortunately for many this fairy tale hits closer to home than you may think. Millions of people suffer from acne and rosacea. Luckily your friends at glo therapeutics are looking out for you, with the newest addition to the line, the Dual Advantage Cream!

The Dual Advantage Cream was designed to provide aid to chronically red skin but also treat blemishes and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (or the residual discoloration left behind by blemishes). It boasts 10% Azelaic Acid, a great skin brightener which helps prevent the growth of bacteria. Azelaic Acid also helps fight free radicals (one of the biggest dangers to skin) and reduces inflammation. The Dual Advantage Cream also contains Niacinamide which aids in repairing discoloration, hydration and reduces inflammation. Last but not least Arlactone Diocic DCA, which is a plant derived acid, helps even out texture and the tone of the skin!

Massage into skin after cleansing up to once per day for relief from problematic skin. The new glotherapeutics Dual Advantage Cream is Ami Approved!

In the News:

How does Norwegian model, Hanneli Mustaparta, use her Pressed Base to get flawless legs (yes, legs!)? She shared her tips with Vogue Magazine! Read the article here!

Summer ready legs glo minerals

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

NewBeauty Exclusive: Get a Flawless Complexion with glo minerals

NewBeauty Magazine shows us how to get a flawless complexion using glo minerals. glo minerals' advanced formulations combine pharmaceutical-grade ingredients, natural high-pigment minerals and the power of antioxidants.

Shop the products used: 
Face Primer
Revive Hydration Mist
Pressed Base
Ultra Brush

Celebrate Spring Pinterest Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone who participate. 

Enter our Celebrate Spring Pinterest Giveaway and receive 15% off your next order and the chance to win Lip Revival, Lipstick in socialite, Precise Micro Lipliner in pale magenta and a Lip Tint in clearly pink- a $76.50 value!

Here’s how to enter:
1) To be eligible you must “follow” gloProfessional.
2) Create a Pinterst Board titled: Celebrate Spring with gloProfessional.
3) Pin your favorite Spring images along with at least 3 products from the Spring 2013 collection found here. Take a look at our Celebrate Spring with gloProfessional board here!
4) You MUST email the link to your board to to be entered and to promptly receive an email with your code for 15% off your next purchase**.
5) Winner will receive an email notification on Monday, April 1, 2013. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is selected.

Good luck and start pinning! Don't have a pinterest? Sign up here!

***gloProfessional will not add this email to any lists or use the address for purposes other than notification of contest results and to send 15% off code.

Contest dates: 8:00 AM MST 3/20/2013- 12:00 PM MST 4/1/2013. Valid for MSRP products only. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Must be a resident of the US. Only one board per email address. Must pin products from gloProfessional’s official website only ( Winner must be following gloProfessional’s official Pinterest page ( Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email before another winner is randomly selected. No purchase necessary. Making a purchase will not increase your odds of winning.  Professional only products are excluded.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Grab a Tall Tinted Drink of Water for Your Lips!

Lip Tint is a tall tinted drink of water for your lips! Whether you want a subtle splash of color or to add a pop to your lipstick, limited-edition Lip Tint quenches your lips with a conditioning, moisturizing hint of color. Meadowfoam and Kiwi Seed Oils help keep lips supple and conditioned while Jojoba moisturizes and provides a glossy shine.

glominerals lip tint

Shop glo minerals Lip Tint in clearly pink, clearly red, and clearly tango ($14,

We're Hiring!

Check out our careers page for updates on current job openings at gloProfessional! 

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Ami Approved: Life On the Road

My position with as National Educator at glo really keeps me on the go! In fact, I travel about 75% of the time! Here are some photos of my recent travels. I would love to meet all of you at a workshop soon! Find a workshop near you here!

In the News: American Spa Magazine March 2013

We are thrilled that our new advanced collection is featured by American Spa! These powerful new products are available for physicians only.

glo therapeutics Advanced Collection

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Looks We Love: Emerald Green

Whether it’s because St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner or because it was picked as Pantone’s Color of the Year, emerald and other shades of green are showing up everywhere! We searched for our favorite green accessories and paired them with our gorgeous green Eye Shadows (top to bottom: Eye Shadow Trio in palm, Eye Shadow in mermaid, Eye Shadow Trio in fresh greens).  We hope this inspires you to go green this Spring!

For ideas on how to use green in your makeup routine check out this tutorial:

Makeup Tutorial: Creating a Dramatic Night Look Using Teal Eyeliner

Inspiration: Clutch, Flats, Chandelier Earrings, Pumps, Tote Bag, Emerald Earrings

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

5 Common Questions About Keratosis Pilaris

5 Common Questions About Keratosis Pilaris

What is Keratosis Pilaris?
Keratosis Pilaris is a common skin condition that affects close to 40% of the adult population. This skin condition is characterized by rough patches of skin and small bumps on arms, thighs, chest, cheeks and buttocks that often resemble goose bumps. While this condition is hardly ever painful it can be very frustrating to treat.

What causes it?
Keratosis Pilaris occurs when there is a buildup of keratin under the skin. Keratin is a necessary, hard protein that protects your skin from infection and harmful substances. This buildup of Keratin can cause a plug to form which blocks the opening of the hair follicle causing a hard bump to form at the surface of the skin. What causes the build up of keratin is still unknown. Often times dry skin can make the symptoms worse but dry skin is not a proven cause of Keratosis Pilaris.

What are the symptoms?
There are three common types of Keratosis Pilaris. Keratosis pilaris rubra is characterized by red, inflamed bumps which can be on arms, head, legs. Keratosis pilaris alba’s symptoms include rough, bumpy skin with no irritation and keratosis pilaris rubra faceii  involves a reddish rash on the cheeks. Occasionally these bumps can be itchy but are usually not painful. When the bumps become inflamed they can cause mild scarring.

Who does it effect?
Most cases of Keratosis Pilaris are found in young children or adolescents and many people have improved symptoms when they reach their 30s. It is more commonly seen in  women than men and tends to become worse in dry climates.  

How can it be treated?
While most symptoms of Keratosis Pilaris clear up on their own overtime there are things that can be done to help treat the symptoms. If you suffer from Keratosis Pilaris be sure to keep your skin moisturized and clean. After cleansing we suggest using a moisturizing product like Body Butter after gently patting your skin dry. Often times the symptoms are irritated by over-exfoliating or scrubbing in an effort to remove the plugs. This can cause the bumps to become inflamed which could lead to scarring. It’s important to use a product with lactic acid to help gently remove the keratin buildup.

glo therapeutics designed the new Therapeutic Body Exfoliant for those of you with Keratosis Pilaris in mind. The mild exfoliant contains Bamboo Stem Extract and hydroxy acids, which offer light-weight exfoliation that will help remove the buildup of keratin.

Q&A with Kate McCarthy: Spring 2013

Q: Hi Kate! I am loving the new Spring 2013 products! Which products are  you most excited about?

Kate: Ahhhh Spring! My second favorite season (next to fall of course)! What I love about spring are the smells, the colors that come back from a long winter’s sleep, and most of all I LOVE seeing new products that emulate said changes.

Q&A with Kate McCarthy: Spring 2013

This season glo launched a handful of goodies for spring 2013. What I am MOST excited about are our new Lipsticks and Lip Tints. Both give major hydration and awesome color. The Lipstick I never knew I couldn’t live without until now? Lipstick in socialite. It’s Barbie pink meets a girl with an attitude! You can dress this color up or down, make it punk or girly- no matter how you wear it, your skin tone will be complemented. I like to pair it with our Lip Tint in clearly pink. These Lip Tints have Kiwi Seed Oil and Meadow Foam as their main ingredients which provides major hydration! You get a very sheer color with super slick shine!

What else am I excited for? Our Cyto-Luxe Face Essence. Packed with antioxidants, detoxifying ingredients and super hydrators this oil leaves my skin baby soft, smooth, and firm! I love putting it on before I go to bed and the scent is subtle but oh so decadent!

What are your Spring 2013 favorites?!? Tell us in the comments below!

Monday, March 11, 2013

What's On Your Beauty Shelf?

glominerals beauty makeup

Name: Aly W.
Department: Digital Commerce and Media
Skin Type: Combo(a little dry in winter months)

Morning Skin Care Routine: I’m usually a bit rushed in the mornings so I try to keep my skin care routine as simple (and quick) as possible! I wash my face with one of my favorite glo Cleansers depending on how my skin is feeling that day— Conditioning Milk Cleanser (if it’s feeling a little dry), and Clear Acne Cleanser, Daily Polishing Cleanser, or Refresh Facial Polish on days when my skin can use a little exfoliation. After toning with either the Conditioning Tonic or Purifying Tonic, I use Ultra 15% Vitamin C and follow up with Advanced B5 Hydration and Oil Free SPF 40+ which are both high in Hyaluronic Acid to keep my skin hydrated throughout the day.

Evening Skin Care Routine: Before bed, I use Conditioning Milk Cleanser and remove my makeup. My eyes can become easily irritated when removing makeup so the gentle Eye Makeup Remover formulation is perfect for me. After cleansing and removing my makeup, I follow up with a serum. In the summer months, I can’t live without Lightening Serum. It’s perfect for lightening sun spots on my forehead and nose from sun damage (from the days when I didn’t take such diligent care of my skin).  Since this product contains Hydroquinone, it makes sunscreen an even more important part of my morning routine. A few times a week, I apply Renew Serum before bed- it’s my secret to waking up with a wonderful glow the next morning!

Makeup Routine: Like my skin care routine, I try to keep my makeup routine as efficient as possible. On most days Loose Base beautifully covers any imperfections with a barely there look. I rely on Camouflage Oil-Free and Protective Liquid Foundation Satin II on the days that I have breakouts or need a little extra coverage. Next I add a swipe of Bronze with the Powder Brush or Shimmer Brick with the Fan Brush on my cheekbones for a healthy looking complexion. After applying Mascara and Mint Balm, my makeup is done! I ALWAYS set my makeup with Moist Hydration Mist. The hydrating mist is just the refresher I need to get me out the door and off to face the day!

Can’t Live Without Products: I am so glad that I don’t have to live without my favorite glotherapeutics Cleansers and glo minerals Loose Base! Knowing that every time I cleanse my face and put on foundation, I am improving the health of my skin just feels so good. Taking good care of my body and maintaining good health is important to me, and using glo products means that I am taking the best possible care of my skin too!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Ami Approved: Platinum Perfection

For those of you who have yet to hear about it, let me introduce you to the new wave of the future brought to you by gloProfessional- The Cyto-luxe Line. Where science meets sumptuous, the glo therapeutics’ Cyto- luxe line combines the best anti-agers with delicious feeling ingredients. These efficacious products use state of the art phyto-stem cell technology to bring you the best in anti-aging. Which brings me to one of the newest products in the line…The Cyto- Luxe Mask!

Beginning with Cleopatra, metallics and masks have always made a great pair. The Egyptian queen believed that sleeping in a gold mask would help restore her youth and beauty. Metallic masks were and are still a hot item when it comes to the future of skin care in and out of the treatment room.

The Cyto-Luxe Mask is rich and rejuvenating. It smoothes and strengthens the skin while helping restore elasticity and plumpness. Apply an even layer to the face in order to experience the heavenly smell of oranges which come from the main stem cell- Citrustem (Orange stem cells). These stem cells contain amino acids, organic acids, peptides and proteins which protect the cell temperature, redensify the dermis structure and reduce wrinkles. It also contains Platinum Ferment which gives the mask its color- a deep silvery shade that makes you feel like a warrior goddess. Platinum Ferment also contains antioxidants and collagen stimulating properties.  

The Pearl Extracts in the mask help renew, heal and refine skin and the Caviar Extract (which is rich in vitamins A, B, D, E and emollient properties) aids in skin hydration. After applying the mask leave on 10 minutes and remove with a damp cloth for a velvety smooth, refreshed feel.
This gorgeous and opulent mask is best paired with glotherapeutics’ new Cyto-Luxe Face Essence which is a lovely oil meant to condition, nourish and detoxify the skin. What a beautiful treatment!  The Cyto-Luxe Mask is absolutely Ami Approved!

Prep Your Skin for Spring!

One of our favorite things about springtime is seeing all of the beautiful spring buds start to blossom and bloom! The first sightings of tulips and daffodils means warm weather is on its way. Get your skin ready for Spring with these new glo therapeutics products designed to reveal your natural radiance!  

Prep Your Skin for Spring with All New glo therapeutics

Therapeutic Body Exfoliant
This dual-action chemical and physical exfoliator contains a potent combination of Lactic and Salicylic Acids to smooth, brighten and cleanse to help prevent rough, bumpy skin. Powdered Bamboo Stem Extract lifts away dead skin cells away without causing irritation. Perfect for smoothing skin conditions such as Keratosis Pilaris, Psoriasis, body blemishes, ingrown hairs and shaving bumps.

Dual Advantage Cream
This cream is designed to help control blemishes and fade the residual discoloration associated with them. With multi-functional ingredients like Vitamin E and Sunflower oil, the Dual Advantage Cream also provides relief from flushed or chronically red skin.

Lip Revival
This luxurious lip treatment is formulated to create fuller, smoother lips. Lip Revival  is rich in active ingredients like Shea Butter and Aquaphyline which help increase hydration and collagen production while causing a significant volumizing effect.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

All New Cyto-luxe: Face Essence

Powerful and luxurious yet lightweight and soft, glo therapeutics Cyto-luxe Face Essence is the perfect combination of essential oils and phytostem technology. This groundbreaking treatment promotes detoxification and helps your skin build a defense system against environmental toxins. With ingredients like Resistem, which promotes cell lifespan extension and tissue regeneration, and Sqisandryl, which is an extract from the berries of Schisandra chinensis, this product is clinically proven to strengthen the protein bonding structures that work to tighten the skin.

Perhaps the most luxurious element of this treatment is the nourishing and softening ingredient- Argan Oil. Argan Oil protects the skin against wrinkles that appear due to premature aging. This treatment was designed for those of you with dry skin who needs extra moisturizing properties, but it can be equally beneficial for individuals with oily skin. The high fatty acid content of Argan Oil allows it to be easily absorbed for soft, fresh feeling skin with no oily residue.

We recommend using Cyto-luxe Face Essence in conjunction with Cyto-Luxe Mask for the ultimate rejuvenating, detoxification and strengthening benefits. Apply after the mask twice a week to supplement your regular Cyto-luxe routine.  Lightly shake the bottle before to ensure the oils are properly mixed before each use and apply sparingly for best results.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

glo How-To: Creating a Dramatic Night Look Using Teal Eyeliner

Earlier this week Kate showed us how to use teal eyeliner to create a fresh and fun day look. Now it’s time to turn it up a notch and try something a little more dramatic! This gorgeous look is perfect for a night out celebrating the start of spring!

Precise Micro Eyeliner Teal

Step 1: Using the Eye Base Brush apply the lightest color from the Eye Shadow Trio in palm to your lid from lash line to brow bone.
Step 2: With the Precise Micro Eyeliner in teal draw a medium thick line on your lash line (messy is fine).
Step 3: Using the Smudge Brush, smoke the green shade from the Trio into the liner and blend up towards the crease.
Step 4: Using the Eye Blender Brush, blend the champagne color onto the lid, stopping at the crease.
Step 5: Line the lower lash line with the Precise Micro Eyeliner in teal.
Step 6: Smoke the green into the liner using the Smudge Brush.
Step 7: Finish with two to three coats of Lash Boosting Mascara.

Cyto-luxe Goes Platinum!

Cyto-Luxe Mask

Caviar and diamonds have long been associated with luxury and glamour but don’t often come to mind when thinking about skin care. That is about to change with the launch of the latest product in our Cyto-Luxe line. You can now experience the best skin care science has to offer at home with the luxurious Cyto-luxe Mask. With beneficial amino acids and ingredients like Pearl and Caviar Extract to help heal and nourish your skin, this mask will quickly become a welcome part of your beauty routine.  

The luxurious formulation feels velvety smooth when applied in an even layer to the face and neck after cleansing and toning. Leave the mask on for 10 minutes and remove with a soft, damp cloth for moisturized, renewed and radiant skin. Utilizing plant stem cells to help skin regain its elasticity and plumpness, this mask leaves your skin looking and feeling refreshed, lifted and lustrous! Cyto-luxe Mask is truly the ultimate in luxury.
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