Tuesday, April 29, 2014

glo How-To: Transition Your Skincare Routine for Spring

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Although the weather can be finicky and unpredictable as we move into spring, that doesn’t mean that your skin care regimen should be! Here are some tips to prepare your skin for the transition to warmer temperatures.

Spring Cleaning- The progression to summer can also mean more oil production in the skin which means that it may be time to switch to a detoxifying cleanser. Try glo therapeutics Purifying Gel Cleanser which has just enough Salicylic Acid to really deep clean those pores without stripping away the skin’s natural moisture.

Take It Down a Notch- Because of that increase in oil production during this time of year, it may also be time to scale back on moisturizer or even use something with less (or no) oil. Try glo therpeutics Oil Free Moisturizer which is a lightweight moisturizer that is perfect for normal, oily, combination and congested skin types.

Escape from Hibernation- Has your skin been dry, dehydrated and dull all winter long? Try brightening it up by adding a scrub (especially one with added brighteners) into your weekly skin care regimen, I love glo therapeutics Brightening Polish for this! A total instant gratification product, the skin feels smoother and looks refreshed after just one use. Feel the need to scrub more often? Try Refresh Facial Polish which may be used up to five times per week!  

Here Comes the Sun - The sun is  out and there are more opportunities to spend time outdoors so it’s important to remember to keep your skin protected with SPF. Try the new glo therapeutics Moisturizing Tint SPF 30+. It is the perfect lightweight moisturizer, tint and SPF in one!

Get Extra Protection- Bump up that UV defense with a Vitamin C serum in the morning!  Vitamin C (or L-ascorbic acid) is a fantastic lightener, brightener and tightener but also happens to provide natural UV defense as well. Looking for some extra anti-aging ingredients? Try glo therapeutics Ultra 15% Vitamin C which provides complete protection by repairing and strengthening skin cells.

Mix-Up Your Makeup – Have a “spring awakening” with your makeup look! Now is the time to have fun with your makeup! Experiment with bold colors and pretty pastels and try out this spring’s trends: orangey-peachy lips, white lids, vivid blue liner, pastels. You may even need a darker foundation during this time of year so it’s a good idea to visit your local retailer for a color match!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Monday Multitasker: Shimmer Brick

Monday mornings can be rough! We turn to our favorite multitasking tools to help us get ready in a flash. Our Shimmer Bricks are perfect do-it-all products that serve as a bronzer, blush, highlighter and eye shadow in one! 

Snap a photo of your favorite Shimmer Brick and share it with us using the #mondaymultitasker. We'll share our favorite photos!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

glo How-To: Warm Weather Ready

It’s time to show a little skin! glo has everything you need to get your skin warm weather ready! Packed with soothing ingredients and an exclusive antioxidant blend, these items will help prep, condition, highlight and protect your skin to help you feel confident and radiant for spring!

1. Prep | The first step to getting gorgeous glowing skin is exfoliation. Start with Smoothing Salt Scrub which moisturizes as it exfoliates. This luxurious, non-abrasive scrub contains Dead Sea Salts to slough off dead skin cells and draw out toxins while also healing and purifying your skin. The result is an incredibly refreshing, soothing and invigorating home spa experience for the body.

2. Condition |  Next, give your skin the best with our Cyto-luxe Body Lotion. This fast absorbing body moisturizer firms and tones by stimulating collagen synthesis resulting in beautiful, soft skin. This luxury lotion is packed with ingredients that not only condition the skin but provide anti-aging benefits as well.

3. Protect | Don’t forget to product you skin with Oil Free SPF 40+. This sunscreen delivers unsurpassed protection while maintaining a lightweight, fresh feel. Not only does it provide broad spectrum protection from the sun's damaging rays it also contains nourishing hydrators and antioxidants to help fortify the skin.

4. Highlight | For an all over sun-kissed glo, glo minerals Body Bronzer is the safest way to add just the right amount of color to  your skin. This lotion can be used on all skin types to create a subtle, immediate, all over tan or enhance your own natural tan with just a hint of beautiful shimmer!

Product Spotlight: SPF 40 Facial Moisturizer

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Here at glo we are dedicated to developing products that deliver results. And if that product happens to help streamline your beauty routine, that’s even better. Enter SPF 40 Facial Moisturizer! This multi-functional product serves as a moisturizer and physical only sunscreen. By combining powerful physical blocks Zinc and Iron Oxide with moisturizing ingredients like Shea Butter this multi-tasking product helps eliminate steps in your beauty routine.  Plus, SPF 40 Facial Moisturizer contains peptides that make it an anti-aging treatment as well!
SPF 40 Facial Moisturizer is recommended for all skin types but is great for sensitive skin and skin types that are prone to redness or irritation. We recommend applying every morning after cleansing then letting it set completely before applying makeup.

Online Review:
“This product which has high percentage physical protection works great & stays put. My skin was very oily when younger but now it needs more moisture. I wear this everyday all year round & love it.  Works well under makeup or alone.”  - Review by Cheryl

Monday, April 21, 2014

Three Ways to Update Your Makeup Bag for Spring!

Now that the warmer weather is here to stay, it’s time to give your trusty makeup bag a spring makeover! We all have go-to products we love and trust like Pressed Base, Bronze and Lipstick in bella but this season calls for a little extra color and added sun protection. National Makeup Artist, Janeena, shares the three products she’s excited to add to her makeup arsenal this season:

1)  Moisturizing Tint SPF 30+ -  “This amazing product is now my go-to foundation- especially with the temperatures rising! It's the perfect combo of a light moisturizer that provides airy coverage while protecting my skin all day!”

2) Cream Blush in guava - “This blush is the perfect consistency and shade for spring and summer! I love that it gives a sheer dewiness to the cheek and makes you look as if you are glowing from the inside!”

3) Sheer Lipstick in fiji - When in doubt grab fiji! This is such a beautiful, lightweight Sheer Lipstick that can accommodate everyone's skin tone - warm or cool!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Product Spotlight: Redness Relief Powder


glo minerals Redness Relief Powder is formulated with a therapeutic blend of ingredients like honeysuckle, zinc oxide and caffeine to help neutralize surface redness and soothe sensitive skin. This unique formulation helps reduce redness on the spot making it the perfect solution for patients after chemical and microderm treatments as well as those who suffer from rosacea or acne.

Formulated with glo minerals' exclusive blend of antioxidants, including Vitamins A, C, E and Green Tea, Redness Relief Powder provides nutrients that are vital to maintaining skin's healthy radiance. This product is also recommended even for the most sensitive skin.

“I love this stuff! It does wonders for my red skin. I use it under my pressed base then I finish with just a little more to even out my skin tone.” - Kelly, online review

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

glo How-To: Create A Bedtime Skincare Routine for Sensitive Skin


Last week we talked about the importance of creating a consistent skincare routine by taking into account your skin type and your skincare goals. Today we are taking a closer look at a bedtime skincare routine for those of you with sensitive skin. Sensitive skin is often described as skin that is prone to inflammation, redness and irritation. Sensitivity can be the result of issues like rosacea or from allergens and irritants. Here is our suggested bedtime skincare routine for those with sensitive skin:

Cleanse: Look for cleansers with a creamy lather rather than a foamy lather because cream based cleansers are gentler on the skin. It’s also important to avoid any harsh exfoliants or scrubs which can irritate sensitive skin leading to further inflammation.

Tone: Many of our sensitive skin clients find that using a toner after cleansing helps ensure that the face is clean while refreshing and calming the skin.

Moisturize: Sensitive skin needs a moisturizer that will help calm and soothe while reducing inflammation. These suggested moisturizers contain anti-inflammatory active ingredients like Jojoba Seed Oil and Soy Isoflavones for the ultimate in sensitive skin care.

Specialty: Here’s where your specific skin concerns come into play. Specialty products should help you achieve your goals while meeting your skin type’s specific needs. We recommend the following to help you achieve your goals while caring for your sensitive skin:

Anti-Aging Pick: Peptide + Defense
Post-breakout Recovery: Healing Gel
Target Under Eye Puffiness: Eye Restore
Balance Oily Skin: Oil Control Emulsion

Supplemental: While these products don’t need to be a part of  your everyday routine, adding a mask can really bolster the health of your skin and support cell turnover and healing.

*When creating a skincare routine for sensitive skin it is very important to patch test all products to ensure that there will not be a reaction.

Product Spotlight: Conditioning Milk Cleanser

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As one of our top-selling cleansers, Conditioning Milk Cleanser is truly a unique and well-loved product. Its strong following includes those with sensitive skin or rosacea and those with extremely dry skin. Because this cleanser has a creamy, smooth cleansing action, it’s great for gently washing away impurities while soothing and protecting the skin. This cleanser is so gentle that it doubles as an eye makeup remover!

Conditioning Milk Cleanser also contains antioxidants and nourishing oils that provide the skin with much needed moisture and hydration. Shea Butter, Salflower Oil and Jojoba Oil are just a few of the calming ingredients that give this cleanser its creamy, soothing feel. Pair it with Conditioning Tonic and Conditioning Hydration Cream for the complete package.

“I have incredibly sensitive skin, most on the shelf cleansers end up giving me acne and making my face red! This cleanser really helps the condition of my skin, I still get pimples on occasion but they don't seem to hang around as long and are much less severe! My skin also feels amazing after use, I love this product!” Online Review by Sara

“Leaves my face feeling soft and pure. No residue or harsh scrubbing sensation. Since I've added this to my nighttime routine, I'll never go without.” - Online Review by Nicole

Monday, April 14, 2014

What Are the Symptoms of Rosacea?

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Rosacea is a chronic skin disorder estimated to affect close to 16 million people. According to a recent gallup survey, 78% of the population has no knowledge of this condition* whose symptoms include at least one of the following: persistent redness that resembles a sunburn, small red bumps and pimples, flushing (frequent blushing) or visible blood vessels. Not all of these symptoms appear for each individual and the severity varies on a case by case basis. If left untreated, these symptoms can significantly affect appearance and can also cause physiological, emotional and occupational problems.
While the four symptoms listed above are the most common among rosacea sufferers other symptoms often include eye irritation, skin that consistently feels like it is burning, stinging or itching, overly dry or rough skin, raised red patches or skin thickening and swelling. If you have any of the listed symptoms we recommend contacting a professional for official diagnosis and treatment options.
*Source: http://www.rosacea.org/

glo How-To: The Perfect Nude Lip

With all of the bright coral, vibrant pink and sultry reds out there it can be easy to forget the allure of a simple nude lip.  A nude lip can add sophistication and  be just as captivating as its brighter counterparts in your makeup bag. With the all new Precise Micro Lipliner in native and Royal Lip Crayon in buff it’s easy to create a long-lasting nude lip.

To get the look simply line and completely fill in your lips with Precise Micro Liner in native. Follow the nude liner with the Royal Lip Crayon in buff which adds rich, long-lasting moisture and a flattering amount of color for all skin tones. The finished look is polished, pretty and anything but boring!

Friday, April 11, 2014

3 Tips on Creating the Perfect Bedtime Skincare Routine

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Working with your glo therapist to design a consistent and systematic skincare routine is one of the best things you can do for your skin. A great skincare regimen includes a morning and evening routine. We’re going to focus on the evening routine in this series because bedtime is a great time to apply specialized products that treat specific skin concerns. When creating a successful bedtime routine it’s very important to keep in mind three factors:

1) Your Skin Type- Everyone’s skin is unique so your skincare routine should cater to your individual needs. Whether your have sensitive, dry, oily or combination skin, the products you choose should support its specific needs.

2) Your skincare Goals: It’s important to keep in mind your skincare goals when creating a bedtime routine. Are you looking for preventative care? Would you like to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles? Are you interested in targeting sun spots? Take note of your skincare goals and keep them in mind when creating your routine.

3)  Consistency is Key- To see the best results it’s crucial to stick to a consistent routine.  Experts say that it takes doing something 20 times before it becomes a habit. We encourage you to stick to your nightly routine for at least that long to see to results.

In the coming weeks we will be highlighting several suggested routines from our glo therapists for different skin types and skin concerns. Up first is creating a routine for those of you with sensitive skin so stay tuned.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

What Causes Rosacea?

What Causes Rosacea

Unfortunately there are no scientifically proven causes of rosacea. While the exact cause is unknown, some specialists believe that rosacea is caused by a blood vessel disorder or a possible malfunction of the connective tissue under the skin. Even though we don’t know the scientific cause, we do know that there are certain conditions or factors that can trigger rosacea flare ups.

Some of these triggers include eating hot or spicy food, drinking certain types of alcohol, taking hot baths, heavy exercise, dramatic changes in weather or extended exposure to wind or sunlight*. Some common rosacea myths include the misconception that rosacea is caused by poor hygiene and that it is contagious. Both of these are false.

While rosacea can affect anyone, it is most common in fair skinned individuals and most symptoms begin to develop after the age of 30. There are also some specialists who believe that individuals of northern or eastern European ancestry are more susceptible however there has never been any scientific proof linking rosacea to a certain race or hereditary factor.  

If you think you might have rosacea, please find a doctor or dermatologist near you for specific treatment and further explanation of this chronic skin disorder.
*This is not a complete list. Each individual is different and it’s important to visit a doctor to discuss individual triggers.

Sources: http://www.rosacea.org/

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

glo Before & After: Camouflage

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Doctors and estheticians worldwide choose glo minerals for its ability to effectively camouflage surface redness immediately after chemical exfoliation and soothe, heal and protect the skin post treatment. Today we have before and after photos of a client who received a Glycolic 30% plus Modified Jessner 14% chemical peel. The photos were taken immediately after the peel and they show the client’s inflammation and surface redness. In the after photos our National Makeup Artist, Janeena, applied glo minerals makeup directly to the skin after the peel once skin dried completely. The results are incredible as all signs of surface redness disappeared. In addition, existing post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation was camouflaged leaving her skin looking soft, silky and smooth. One would never guess she had just received a chemical peel!

Our client had this to say about the experience:

Directly following the chemical exfoliation treatment, my skin looked very red, irritated and splotchy. Not surprisingly, it felt the same way. I could feel the heat and tightness in my skin - it was bearable and good, in a way, to feel the treatment at work, but it was neither entirely comfortable nor beautiful. Outside the treatment room, I am sure I would have gotten quite a few concerned looks! Thankfully, Janeena was on hand to soothe and camouflage my sensitized skin with glo minerals. I wear glo minerals every day and love the coverage, wear, protection and finish it gives my skin but I often forget how amazing the ingredients really are. Having glo minerals applied following my chemical exfoliation treatment reminded me! My skin was immediately calmed and cooled. The feeling of heat and tightness was relieved and impressively, all of the intense, uneven redness was flawlessly camouflaged. I left the treatment room excited to see the chemical peel create change in my skin and confident that I looked just like my normal self. Actually, I'd say I looked even better than usual thanks to Janeena's talent. All in all, a great day for my skin.

I woke up the day following my treatment feeling some residual heat and much more tightness in my skin. I've had a few professional treatments before so that was as expected. I cleansed and applied my moisturizer and, since it was a Saturday, did nothing more. After a few hours the heat and tightness turned to itchiness. My esthetician had very emphatically instructed me not to pick or scratch so instead, I put on glo minerals. Just like the day before, it immediately soothed the irritation in my skin. Also just like the day before, it completely neutralized the redness that was still quite pronounced. Amazing! I ran my usual Saturday errands with calmed, deceptively normally-colored skin.”

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Beautiful Skin System

“Flawless coverage”, “the perfect finish,” “blends beautifully,” “always looks natural”  -  We absolutely love these reviews of glo minerals makeup but they don’t encompass one very important benefit of glo and that is what it’s doing for your skin beneath the surface.

When you apply glo minerals, you are providing your skin with beneficial antioxidants, vitamins and environmental protection. The powerful ingredients in every glo minerals foundation help improve the overall health of your skin while providing impressive coverage and wearability. glo minerals really is clinical skincare with color. It is a beautiful extension of your skincare program. glo minerals is so gentle and healing that it is one of the only makeup lines that dermatologist, plastic surgeons and other skincare professionals trust when applying makeup to clients directly after a treatment.

In fact, glo was formulated specifically for that purpose when it was introduced more than 10 years ago. Since its launch, glo quickly became the chosen makeup for dermatologists and skin care professionals worldwide. Doctors and estheticians choose glo minerals not only for its ability to effectively camouflage surface redness immediately after chemical exfoliation or other treatments, but also for its soothing, healing, protective properties that make it ideal for sensitized skin. This makes glo minerals makeup and glo therapeutics professional skincare the perfect beautiful skin system.

We are thrilled that glo minerals can be found in thousands of doctors’ offices and spas worldwide, and also in the homes of skincare enthusiasts and makeup lovers who use and  trust glo daily for healthy skin and beauty. This unique, systematic approach to beauty is what sets us apart. To learn more about the glo minerals line click here.

Product Spotlight: Cucumber Gel Mask

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The all-new Cucumber Gel Mask is the latest addition to the award-winning glo therapeutics professional only line of masks and peels. This soothing mask helps reduce inflammation in sensitive and post procedure skin with naturally calming ingredients like Cucumber, Gotu Kola Extract and Indian Senna. This unique formula is designed to refresh, soothe and decrease transepidermal water loss while protecting compromised skin and relieving puffiness. In addition, the Cucumber Gel Mask can help firm and tone skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

To learn more about this new treatment call 1-800-232-0398 and find a glo therapist near you. Professionals, you can order this product by logging into your account here.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Product Spotlight: Healing Gel

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Whether you have chronic acne, rosacea or the occasional blemish, you’ll need a product to help your skin heal quickly after a flare-up. Healing Gel is specifically formulated to help reduce breakout redness and irritation while allowing skin to heal with a smooth, clear surface. For best results, apply with clean fingertips to irritated or problem areas in the morning and evening when needed. The active ingredients help decrease inflammation, reduce swelling and redness while keeping your skin smooth, plump and hydrated.
Take a look at this review from a Healing Gel enthusiast and it a try!
“I can't say enough about how quickly this product worked (and is still working). I have a tendency to pick at my face when I'm nervous or have anxiety, this product healed those picked at areas quickly and flawlessly. I am extremely pleased with this product. My skin has never been so clear.”

glo How-To: Graphic Liner Four Ways

Calling all makeup chameleons! Our all-new Graphic Liner is the perfect tool for anyone who loves to play around with different trends and looks. From a simple tight line to the trendy double wing, Graphic Liner will help you try it all with precision and ease. With the convenience of a felt tip pen and the staying power of a liquid liner, this new tool will help you achieve the definition and drama you are looking for!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Product Spotlight: Peptide+ Defense

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With a powerful blend of peptides and natural protectants, Peptide + Defense helps revive the appearance of stressed and fatigued skin to improve skin’s overall complexion. This powerful serum is designed to promote skin function by enhancing elasticity and durability while purifying and detoxifying the skin.
Peptide + Defense provides a high concentration of active ingredients to improve the overall complexion of aging, mature, or damaged skin and is gentle enough for skin that’s in recovery, fragile or prone to flare ups. Peptides like Matrixyl 3000 and Calmosensine improve the appearance of fine lines, strengthen the skin, protect against UV damage, and support cell repair.
For best results, apply after cleansing and toning and follow with moisturizer if needed. This serum works best when applied once per day in the morning or evening. Take a look at this review from a recent Peptide + Defense convert:
“I'm 50 plus and have tried many different serums. Peptide + Defense is absolutely the best one. I have normal aging skin, which tends to be dry, but this serum keeps it looking firm, plump and nourished.”  -Posted on 1/1/14 Miye

Thursday, April 3, 2014

glo How-To: Tattoo Cover-Up

Here are 9 simple steps to follow to help minimize the appearance of your tattoo:

1) Use the Precision Eye Pencil in peach to cover any dark outlines of the tattoo.

2 and 3) Use the Corrective Camouflage Kit to start building coverage over the darkest areas. Use the yellow shade to cover dark red, black, blue and purple. The mint shade covers red and lavender will help cover yellow, greys and greens. Use the neutral shade to help blend.

4) Use Protective Liquid Foundation and the Liquid Foundation Brush to cover the entire tattoo and blend.

5) Apply Redness Relief Powder to the entire area using an Ultra Brush.

6) Apply Loose Base with a Finishing Sponge for heavier coverage over the tattoo.

7) Spray with Brush Cleaner to set the powders.

8) Touch up any dark areas with the Precision Eye Pencil in peach.  

9) Finish with Loose Base on top in a slightly darker color.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

What Is Rosacea?

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What is rosacea?
Rosacea is a chronic disorder that is estimated to affect the lives of millions of  Americans. Rosacea causes areas of the skin to appear red, inflamed and sometimes bumpy. It primarily affects facial skin but has also been known to flare up on the neck, chest, scalp or ears. While rosacea is characterized by red flare-ups and remission, left untreated it can lead to a buildup of tissue that causes areas to appear “swollen.”

This condition is most common in adults over the age of 30 and those with pale skin who flush easily are more susceptible to this skin disorder however people of all ages and skin types can be affected. There are four subtypes of rosacea that are characterized by the following symptoms:

Subtype 1 - Constant and persistent redness or flushed skin which can include visible blood vessels.
Subtype 2 - Constant and persistent redness with pimples and bumps.
Subtype 3 - Enlargement of the nose due to skin thickening and an excess of tissue.
Subtype 4 - Occasional or persistent tearing or burning of the eyes as wells as constant dry eyes or swollen eyelids

It is possible to develop multiple characteristics from each subtype and it is very important to consult with a doctor if your symptoms start to cause pain or alter everyday functions of your life.

Product Spotlight: Corrective Camouflage Kit

Every woman needs a product she can keep in her corner for a little extra help when camouflaging trouble spots. For us that product is the Corrective Camouflage Kit. This sleek, black compact might be small but it makes an impact! With four sheer, easy-to-apply neutralizing shades, this secret weapon helps conceal skin discoloration using color theory to camouflage everything from blemishes to under eye circles.

To get started, select the appropriate shade of camouflage then stipple the product on to desired area with the Dual Foundation Camouflage Brush. For smaller areas use the small end, for application to large areas of the skin the large end works beautifully. Not sure which colors to use? Use this guide:
  • Use yellow to conceal mild redness, pink skin, under-eye circles, dark spots and black, blue and purple bruises.
  • Use mint to conceal redness from blemishes, scars, port-wine stains, and rosacea as well as red blotches.
  • Use lavender to conceal yellow, gray and green bruises, sallow complexions and under-eye circles on deeper skin tones.
  • Use neutral to conceal general skin imperfections, minor acne and undereye circles.
  • Blend colors out at the edges and with neutral for seamless coverage.

Take a look at this post on How-to Cover a Tattoo featuring the Corrective Camouflage Kit
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