POWDER POWER

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When I think of the latest skincare innovations, Murad is one of the first names that comes to mind. I’ve received many of their new products to try, and so many times I’ve been amazed at how unique and well thought out each of them have been. One of the more recent products I’ve had a chance to try is the Transforming Powder Dual-Action Cleanser & Exfoliator which is, as the name says, a powder.

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LIGHT, HEAT, AND ENERGY

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What am I talking about?? A brand new skin clearing, tightening, and rejuvenating treatment called the Mistral LHE. Until June 2015, Mistral LHE is exclusively available at the Chuan Spa at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, CA. I had the pleasure of visiting three times, (I have three more sessions to go!) and so far I’ve tried all of the treatments: Hair removal, acne clearance, skin rejuvenation, and skin tightening. (My favorite!)

When you walk into Chuan Spa, you can expect top notch service and relaxation as you slip into your robe and take in the calming aura. Though the Mistral LHE is a light and heat treatment, (a handheld device connected to a larger machine shoots the heat into your skin) you still get the usual facial treatment, including cleansing, a gentle scrub, and a copper healing mask after the heat.

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REVIEW: PURE TRUTH MELTING CLEANSER

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When it comes to makeup and skincare, the cleansing process is paramount. There are so many things to be concerned about: Is it going to remove all my makeup? Is it going to be gentle enough on my eyes? Will I lose lashes? Will my skin be stripped of moisture? I’m sure there are other concerns associated with cleansing your skin, which is why I am a total stickler for a solid facial cleanser!

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GIVEAWAY: ROSE TO THE RESCUE

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I’ve always been a fan of using natural products like rose water on my skin, it’s a great mild toner and has a nice hydrating element to it. Lately I’ve been discovering more products with rose as the hero ingredient, and two of my most recent discoveries are from Sisley, a high end skincare and cosmetics brand: Introducing the Black Rose Precious Face Oil and the Black Rose Cream Mask.

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