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Dermalogica PowerBright TRx Can Brighten Your Skin In 45 Days

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Looking for ways to roll back the years, look refreshed, radiant and healthier? Dermalogica may have the answer. After spending several years researching melanin biosynthesis and the process of how the skin can be brightened, they've come up with a three-tiered approach to significantly lighten the signs of hyperpigmentation within 45 days.


There are several reasons for hyperpigmentation to show up on the skin. Sun damage, age and hormones all contribute to hyperpigmentation and PowerBright TRx was designed to combat visible pigmentation from all three sources.  In the past, treatments were harsh and often caused peeling or damaged the skin further. PowerBright TRx uses designer peptides, vitamin C, acids and a very special seaweed extract to help stop excessive melanin in it's tracks. This is a much less harsh, healthier way to treat the skin. According to Dermalogica, you'll see results in as little as 45 days. Most systems take three to six months to see real results.


PowerBright TRx is meant to be used in conjunction with good skincare practices. You want to always wear an SPF any time you are awake during daylight hours. You want to exfoliate your skin regularly and you want to get follow up with a dermatologist should you have any additional concerns or notice major changes in your skin. PowerBright TRx is a great partner when you are doing the best for your skin and want to see real changes.

It's easy to use the PowerBright TRx system and there are no painful creams or serums. You apply a C-12 Pure Light Brightening Serum after cleansing your face in the morning, followed by your Pure Light SPF 50 sunscreen. At night, you'll apply the Pure Night Overnight Nourishing Treatment Cream. That's it. There is no redness, no peeling, no inflammation.

I've been using this for close to 60 days and I've seen some changes. However, they haven't been major changes. I've had peels and laser treatments to reduce my hyperpigmentation, so treatments need to be very, very strong in order to affect my skin. If you have not tried more dramatic ways to reduce dark spots, I believe this will work for you. I've spoken with several estheticians about this line and their clients are seeing dramatic results. The bottom line is, if you are new to trying to reduce hyperpigmentation, this is a great place to start before moving on to more dramatic options.

Each product is available in a full size and retails for $60-90. Alternatively, you can try a sample kit of PowerBright TRx for $38. If you've tried this, please share your experience!

What have you tried to lighten your hyperpigmentation? Tell me all about it!


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Makeup Wars: Beauty Tech Favorites


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This week's Makeup Wars is all about our favorite tech gadgets for beauty. While there are probably a ton of them, I've decided to share some of the more interesting gadgets I've come across. Things you didn't know needed to exist or tools you didn't know you might not be able to live without. Let's go!


First up is the very interesting Bioequa. This weird looking device hails from the East and claims to spray nano-sized skincare directly into the skin, which penetrates at a deeper level than topical applications can reach. According to the team behind the Bioequa, it was developed after seeing nanospray used in burn treatment facilities. It also uses ionic technology to help charge the skin to receive the nanoparticles.

Sounds crazy right? I haven't been able to track down a burn unit doctor or a physicist that can confirm this technobabble (yes, I do know multiple ones in both categories). However, I can tell you that after my first use, my skin was lineless for about 24 hours when my face was relaxed. My co-worker actually marveled at my skin, practically looking at it with a magnifying glass. Check it out for yourself and let me know what you think. A fully loaded kit, complete with skincare and travel case is about $379.




Next is one of my favorite tech gadgets that hasn't left my vanity since I first found it. The RejuvadermMD Handheld Microdermabrasion System is amazing. It gives you serious microdermabrasion treatments and it can suck the gunk out of your pores like a champ.

Think that isn't important? Wait until you get the gross satisfaction of cleaning out the sucker tube after it pulls out tons of gunk from your face. Weird clogged pores in your chin you've had since middle school? Gone! Blackheads around your nose that never leave? Obliterated. A nose full of clogged, oily pores? Done. The microderm part of this works incredibly well too and the heads don't wear out as fast as systems that use a sandpaper-like disc. Grab it for $200 and enjoy de-clogging yourself and those you love (don't pretend you don't like to do that--we are all friends here).


My third pick is the InStyler. When these first came out about five years ago, I loved mine. I wish it rotated both ways and had more temperature settings, but it rocked. It's perfect for smoothing out your hair, grooming gorgeous bangs in a jiff and for creating large, loose waves.

Fast forward a few years and there is a new InStyler in town. The Max fixes any issues I had with the first generation InStyler and then some. The Max rotates both ways, so you are always smoothing your hair in the right direction. The Max has an additional heat setting and comes in pretty colors. If you want to smooth your hair, without looking like you've flat ironed your hair to death, this is for you. If you love your volume, but want to smooth it out, this is for you. If you want large waves that don't look perfect, this is for you. The InStyler is THE tool for making second and third day hair look pretty fantastic without a ponytailer. Plus, the InStyler is actually available in a few different barrel sizes, so if the standard isn't for you, try a larger or smaller one. Remember, this isn't a flat iron. Embrace it for what it is and you'll love it.



No, my final pick isn't going to be a Clarisonic. Stop it. Use a wash cloth. If you really want something that exfoliates and removes makeup, even on your eyes, grab a Norwex and save all of your money.

My third is going to be something we can all afford, that doesn't use electricity to get the job done. It's not technically technical, but it does take two things: the gumption to smush them together and the brilliance to sell it on amazon. Meet My Solemate. There is a beautiful back story to this and you can read about it here.

Now that you've had a nice cry, let's talk about why you need to pick it up now. Basically, it's a luxe soap and a pumice stone, attached together for the easiest way to get beautiful feet, ever. The soap cartridge is refillable and your feet will be up close and snuggle-worthy after one use. I would imagine this would also be the perfect gift for anyone who is one their feet a lot--dancers, athletes, teachers, waitresses, retailers and anyone walks instead of driving. Grab it, you'll thank me later.

Want more ideas? Check out my Makeup War compadres below!


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Lipstick League: The Lipstick You'll Want But Can't Have



Question of the Week: Do your beauty spending habits change during the holidays? Do you tend to purchase more (or less) beauty-related items for yourself at this time of year? Actually, I'm on a bit of a no-buy right now. Unless something totally unlike anything else I have (like that golden, shimmering Bobbi Brown Scotch on the Rocks Holiday lipstick) comes out, I'm passing.




Two Looks, One Palette: Too Faced La Belle Carousel Featuring Phyrra


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Blogger Phyrra and I are fast friends, despite looking like such polar opposites. In the past, we've joined forces to show how dynamic certain palettes are and we are back with one of our favorite holiday palettes, Too Faced's La Belle Carousel.






The Best Products to Groom Your Brows


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Still ignoring your brows because you don't know how to spice them up? You've nailed getting them waxed (or even tweezing at home) but aren't sure where to go from there? I've got easy-to-use ideas that will have your brows model-worthy in no time.


Clockwise: Benefit Gimme Brow, It Cosmetics YBBB, RevitaLash Hi-Def Tinted Brow Gel, BareMinerals Brow Powder, Anastasia DipBrow Pomade, Maybelline Brow Drama

There are only so many ways to fill in your brows: pencils, powders, pomades, and gels. Depending on how you apply them, you can achieve a really natural look, easily. Or apply with a slightly heavier hand and rock a serious brow. The choice is yours.










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