Retinol or Retinal? Elemental Science in a Timeless World


Ao Skincare’s #6 Rewind Retinal (, is a go-to night treatment for people who want glowing, clear, firm, resilient and smooth skin at any age.  

Introducing #6 REWIND RETINAL from AO SKINCARE of New Zealand. Retinal (retinaldehyde) is different from retinol. It’s a form of Vitamin A that is more potent that retinol, and it’s the star ingredient on this award-winning formula with multiple age-defying benefits from AO SKINCARE.

Reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation without irritation are just a few of the things this pristinely formulated product is proven to do. Users of #6 REWIND RETINAL also report improvement in their skin’s clarity, texture and firmness, not to mention and all-around “glow.” The Formula features a special botanical antioxidant booster, bakuchiol, which is a vitamin A analogue that helps the retinal work even better for your skin.


1. Astaxanthin-a marine algae-derived super0antioxidant that is 6,000 times more potent than vitamin C.

  1. Totarol, derived from the New Zealand totara tree and a super antioxidant three times stronger than vitamin E.
  2. Sodium hyaluronate for deep hydration and plumping of the skin.

What makes this particular brand stand out from other retinal products is the fact it is an example of “raw”skin care at its best. The ingredients of #6 REWIND RETINAL from AO SKINCARE are never heated. Instead, a special cold processing method is used to create an emulsion without the use of heat so the active ingredients and delicate botanicals spotlighted in this formula retain their full potency.


  1. No traditional emulsifiers
  2. No parabens
  3. No sulfates
  4. No PEGS
  5. No DEA
  6. No TEA
  7. No Mineral Oils
  8. No Petrochemicals
  9. No artificial fragrances

I’ve been using this product for two weeks and already I notice a smoother complexion. This is important to me as I age, as my skin seems to become dry and congested during the winter months. It’s packaged very nicely in a shapely box and looks fabulous in your skin care caddy in your bathroom. All you need to do is dispense one pump of #6 REWIND RETINAL and smooth it over your face gently including your eye area. The trick is to use it only 2-3 times per week until your skin gets used to its strength, then and only then, can you use retinal daily.

This formula is your ticket for radiant, resilient skin at any age. The products are built on these key premises: delicate, high-performing botanicals and pure artesian water; super power active ingredients, plus botanical boosters that enhance the performance of these ingredients that all adds up to refined, healthy and beautiful skin.

MSRP $119.95. For further details on #6 REWIND RETINAL and to purchase, visit






It’s All About Your Attitude, Darling

PUR Attitude

Like my mother always said, “Take your vitamins, darling.” With PUR attitude Fusion-C Brightening Serum, vitamin C is a key ingredient for your complexion. By combining patent-pending technology with essential vitamins, anti-oxidants and nutrients, the PUR attitude redefines innovation in skincare with 100 percent pure, soap-free skin care. Don’t you just love that?

PUR attitude Fusion-C Brightening Serum is an essential step in any skin-care regimen. This serum was created to improve the skin’s firmness and youthful appearance using four different forms of Vitamin C: Ascorbic Acid, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, and Sodium Ascorbate. Fusion-C Brightening Serum also contains BV-OSC Ester, which is an active form of Vitamin C that improves collagen synthesis.

This serum’s benefits include improving the look of fine lines and wrinkles, lightening age spots, and discoloration with the use of Licorice Extract, Vitamin E, and Hydrolized Collagen.

Fusion-C Brightening Serum is enhanced with the power of natural Hyaluronix™ technology, which delivers up to one thousand times its weight in water, binding moisture deeply into the skin. Hyaluronix™ uses a complex of three different molecular weights of Hyaluronic Acid to create a delivery system that encapsulates and time-releases key ingredients deep within the lower layers of the skin. Isn’t that amazing?

Available in 0.5 fl oz. (MSRP $39.00), benefits of PUR attitude Fusion-C Brightening Serum include:

  • Significantly lightens age spots
  • Combats hyperpigmentation
  • Evens out skin tone texture
  • Improves skin elasticity
Each product in the PUR attitude line is dermatologist tested and approved, backed by independent clinical studies, and follows the brand’s standards for “Safe Beauty,” avoiding harsh chemicals, parabens, PEG’s, glycols, sulfates, petro-chemicals, synthetic fragrances and artificial dyes.
Based in Boca Raton, Fla., PUR attitude products contain only safe beauty ingredients and are not diluted with water. More than 1,300 chemicals have been banned from the company’s lab, which adheres to strict EU standards. All formulations for the brand were developed by David Pollock, a beauty innovation chemist with more than 20 years of experience formulating products for some of the most recognized names in the industry.  Get all the details and to order right here at

The Solution to Problem Winter Complexions


Banish dullness and reveal smoother, more radiant and healthy skin with SKINFIX Facial Exfoliating Pads. Each textured pad is formulated with a blend of natural glycolic, salicylic and lactic acids to gently lift away embedded impurities and spent skin cells.

Sugar Cane, Willow Bark and Australian Lime Pearl extracts deliver natural AHAs to accelerate skin’s own renewal process.

The pads are very affordable and convenient to use too, and come with 50 clarifying pads in each container. I like the fact that SKINFIX is gentle enough to use every day or just when your skin is tired or dull looking.  All you need to so is simply wipe a pad across your face, neck and chest daily after cleansing. SKINFIX leaves your face feeling refreshed and looking revitalized as it exfoliates. We need that sometimes, especially during the dry, winter season.

  • 98% natural
  • Dermatologist tested & recommended
  • Allergy tested & pH balanced
  • Free of synthetic fragrance, parabens and phthalates, soy, gluten, dairy and dyes
  • Gentle & non-irritating
  • Kick starts skin’s own renewal process
  • Reveals radiant and healthy skin beneath
  • Cruelty free

SKINFIX is available at and

The Eye Cream Perfect for Sensitive Skin


I finally found it-the perfect eye cream for my sensitive skin. And once I latch on to something, I’m not going to let go without a fight. It’s ANNEMARIE BORLIND Natural Beauty ZZ SENSITIVE System Anti-Stress Regenerative Eye Cream, coming at you from the beautiful Black Forest in Germany.

With a prebiotic and probiotic complex, this eye cream is very soothing. Going on nice and creamy, ZZ SENSITIVE smooths your sensitive skin around the eyes and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. I like the fact that it brings skin flora back into balance as it promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria to maintain a healthy complexion.

The innovative active ingredients in Borlind’s reformulated ZZ SENSITIVE eye cream works to strengthen and protect your hypersensitive skin.

A vegan cream, golden orchid strengthens your skin’s natural protection mechanisms and you will feel great knowing it’s 100% free of preservatives, synthetic colorings and fragrances.

Although they’ve been around since 1959, their new eye cream is a product of years of work in the field of biotechnological production. It will leave your sensitive skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. The result? A beautiful and healthy complexion rarely experienced by those of us with sensitive skin.

ANNEMARIE BORLIND Natural Beauty ZZ SENSITIVE System Anti-Stress Regenerative Eye Cream, available at and or call (800) 641-7555.








Hard Candy Makes Scents


HARD CANDY, the wildly successful cosmetic brand sold exclusively at Walmart, reveals the launch of its signature fragrance and body mist. HARD CANDY Eau De Parfum is available now in two refreshing new scents-Pink and Black-for women inspired by the energy and confidence of the edgy and flirtatious HARD CANDY girl. The fresh, fruit and floral scents epitomizes the fashion forward woman searching for a scent to match her exuberant personality.

Personally, this is the fragrance I reach for when I’m feeling especially sassy like post-workout and after I take a nice, hot shower at my gym. I did get a few compliments on it and that made me so happy I passed the mist around to share some HARD CANDY treats with my locker room buddies.

A mood-boosting blend of fresh fruits and elegant musks, the HARD CANDY fragrances and mists unveil top notes of fruit, mid-notes of floral, and lower notes that embody sweet flavors. The bottle’s presence is a striking black and pink matte shell-a gorgeous complement to any vanity.

Exhilarate your senses today with these romantic fragrances that leave an endless trail of beautiful scent inspired by a blend of memories, trendiness and fun!

The HARD CANDY Pink and Black Fragrances retail for $12.97, the mists for $6.99 and the gift sets for $19.99 at Walmart stores nationwide.



The Skin Cream Everyone’s Talking About!


Lack of sleep, poor diet, excessive sun exposure and smoking—our daily habits are causing skin damage at the cellular and structural level. Every day, we are exposed to a host of environmental aggressors, which over time significantly damages our skin. This damage is what leads to the signs of aging.

As my skin turned 50 this year, I’ve noticed these terrible fine lines around my mouth and my eye bags are so bad I call them luggage! I might as well hang-out at the airport. So what’s a poor girl to do? Grab a jar of some of the best skin cream around-CHUDA. This face cream is a little miracle in a jar. If you have dry skin this cream will moisturize your skin like no other. It’s hydrating without feeling greasy and I just love that!

Developed by neurosurgeon Dr. Elena Ocher, this is how it works: Upon application, CHUDA offers an invisible healing dome that blankets the skin’s surface, delivering a highly active, concentrated cocktail of the exact nutrients needed to help damaged skin heal faster and look healthier—soft, smooth, supple, plump, radiant.

CHUDA also protects and restores skin’s natural barrier to protect from environmental aggressors.

Formulated with clinically proven, medical grade ingredients and the skin-healing Remedea Compound, CHUDA helps to heal the skin from the inside out.


  1. Ideal for dry, damaged or compromised skim
  2. Creates a protective environment for skin to heal
  3. Significantly reduces transepidermal water loss
  4. Substantially reduces redness and swelling
  5. Safe and gentle for delicate, sensitive or highly reactive skin.

Try CHUDA today. You’ll be glad you added it to your beauty arsenal.

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The Foundation the Stars Wear


Meet ULTRA SKIN’S FACE ATELIER – the ultimate lightweight foundation!  Its silicone-based formula perfects the skin with a long-lasting satin finish with light to medium buildable coverage. The creamy, soufflé-like texture produces an airbrush-like result and is perfect if you want a light liquid foundation that can be applied like a moisturizer without compromising performance.  ULTRA SKIN’S 11 shades cover the lightest to richest complexions and are color-matched to award-winning Ultra Foundation. There are three new shades – .5, 8.5,11.5 – that can be also used to adjust Ultra Foundation shades.

No primer needed. It’s built into ULTRA SKIN’S sophisticated formula that also has soft-focus properties, diminishing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. The flawless, satin finish doesn’t need powder to set and thanks to the silicone-based formula, it’s ideal for mature, troubled or sensitive skin.

The pump applicator and tube make it perfect for travel or a pro kit. Suitable for all skin types, water and sebum resistant ULTRA SKIN performs brilliantly in hot, humid and arid climates.

When I first applied ULTRA SKIN, I was immediately impressed. It’s nice and creamy and very easy to use. Thanks to their online color swatches I was able to pick the right color for my olive complexion. Later, as I drove around town running errands on a warm autumn day, I was happy to notice this foundation did not melt. It stayed put for the duration of my afternoon and well into night.

FACE ATELIER is an innovator within the beauty industry, offering a collection of sophisticated, versatile makeup that simply works and works simply. It’s a unique age and race neutral brand that was designed to be the first consumer brand that was truly good enough for professional makeup artists.

The secret weapon of professional makeup artists from its inception, FACE ATELIER attracted a cult-like following among beauty industry professionals, celebrities and consumers worldwide.

FACE ATELIER was the official makeup sponsor for Kelly Clarkson and her 2012 Stronger Tour, Madonna’s Confessions Tour,  and regularly supports New York Fashion Week events. FACE ATELIER enjoys a massive and loyal following of makeup artists around the world, and has a host of celebrity fans that include Lady Gaga, Miranda Lambert, and the news departments of ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox.

To purchase, visit or their website at