Beauty Photography: Montagne juenesse Pink Guava Peel-Off Mask

Think Pink: 7th Heaven Pink Guava Peel-Off Mask

Today we’re featuring a peel-off mask that combines two of our favorite things – great skincare and the antioxidant power of tropical fruits.  If you haven’t yet, you will soon hear about the powerful benefits of guava – starting right here. Along with its unique flavor and fragrance, guava is touted as a superfruit, thanks to its numerous health benefits. It also boasts a ton of nutrients like vitamin C, lycopene, and antioxidants. All of these nutrients are amazing for your skin and are all found in the wonderful 7th Heaven Pink Guava Peel-Off Mask.

Beauty Photography: Montagne juenesse Pink Guava Peel-Off Mask

This newest addition to the 7th Heaven mask line boasts vitamin c, antioxidant-rich guava fruit, mangosteen fruit, apple, and pear.  This medley of fruit-derived ingredients delivers super soft, clean, even-toned skin, while also reducing redness and fighting acne. The 7th Heaven Pink Guava Peel-Off Mask deep cleanses, refines and purifies pores to keep skin clear and free of dark spots. Its peel-off formula lifts away dead skin cells, and naturally exfoliates your skin, helping to remove dirt and oil. We love the feeling everything about this mask, from its wonderful scent to its cooling feeling and invigorating effect.

Beauty Photography: Montagne juenesse Pink Guava Peel-Off Mask

Its great for oily and combination skin and comes in single-serve, travel-friendly pouches that you can literally take anywhere with you. We promise you will love the fruity fresh 7th Heaven Pink Guava Peel-Off Mask. You’ll love how soft, supple, and clean it leaves your skin. Like all 7th Heaven masks, the Pink Guava Peel-Off Mask is natural, cruelty-free and Leaping Bunny/BUAV/PETA approved! Each single sachet pouch is for one-time use and retails for $1.99 each. It’s a must if you want to achieve spa-like results, most importantly, for a fraction of the cost.

Could your skincare regime use a bit of a tropical escape? We highly recommend adding this soothing and antioxidant mask to your beauty arsenal, because we all could use an escape.

Skin Deep: Proactiv Launches NEW ProactivMD System

We’ve all seen the commercials with the amazing before and after results using Proactiv. Because of those ads, most of us, yours truly included, couldn’t wait to get our hands on this breakthrough acne treatment regime. Well, Proactiv is blowing us away again with the introduction of their brand new acne-fighting ProactivMD System. This new acne treating system contains Adapalene, the first prescription-strength retinoid that is FDA approved to treat acne without a prescription.

Adapalene is the first new acne-fighting ingredient to be introduced to the over the counter market in over 30 years. Proactiv’s NEW ProactivMD is a next-generation 3-step acne treatment system which consists of four products, a Deep Cleansing Face Wash, Balancing Toner, Daily Oil Control for morning use only, and Adapalene Gel 0.1% for nighttime use only. ProactivMD’s Adapalene works at the cellular level to help clear acne where it starts and prevent future breakouts from forming…. beneath the skin. As it clears up your blemishes, it also helps restore your skin’s tone and texture, unblocks and shrinks clogged pores, and reduces acne redness and inflammation.

  • Step 1: Deep Cleansing Face Wash: gentle daily cleanser, developed for acne-prone skin, combines glycolic acid and smooth exfoliating beads to clear dirt and debris from pores and gently resurface skin for a smoother, softer looking complexion.
  • Step 2: Cleansing Balancing Toner: an alcohol-free toner helps balance skin’s pH levels and removes impurities lodged deep within pores. This toner is alcohol-free and contains a light astringent to sweep away impurities leaving skin feeling fresh, revitalized and balanced.
  • Step 3 (Morning): Daily Oil Control SPF 30: a lightweight, 3-in-1 moisturizer helps hydrate skin, control shine and protect from harmful UVA/UVB rays. The gentle formula absorbs quickly, is non-comedogenic and free of oil and fragrance. Apply liberally to face and neck each morning at least 15 minutes prior to sun exposure.
  • Step 3 (Night): Adapalene Gel 0.1%: A topical retinoid medication is used to battle acne and treat blemishes. Adapalene helps speed acne healing, prevents new acne from forming, and reduces redness and inflammation while restoring an even skin tone and texture.

“I see patients every day with low self-esteem and poor self-confidence due to their acne. The new ProactivMD system offers an easy-to-use solution with Adapalene that is scientifically proven to reduce acne. I am excited that my patients now have easy access to an affordable system that I know from first-hand experience will help their acne and make them look and feel great!” said Proactiv dermatologist partner Dr. Ted Lain.

The 3-step ProactivMD system is available now at $29.95 monthly for non-members on, or by calling 800-235-605.

MURAD Rapid Relief Acne Spot Treatment for Acne Awareness Month

There are so many notable things to observe this month, we’ve honored and made note of a few, now it’s time to bring attention to another. It’s observation of a skin problem that plagues just about every teenager on Earth, and quite a few adults, with sufferers totaling in the double-digit millions, that skin condition? Acne! While many may only experience an occasional breakout or one or two pimples, zits, or blemishes here and there, many severe acne sufferers are quite emotionally impacted by this skin disease. As almost lifelong acne sufferers ourselves, we’re always on the lookout for solutions to our acne issues, and with June being National Acne Awareness Month, what better time to explore new acne fighting solutions, like the NEW Murad Rapid Relief Acne Spot Treatment.

Just in time for Acne Awareness Month, Murad has added a new acne fighting solution to their sought after, and award-winning Acne Control collection (some of which are pictured below in their Advanced Breakout Control Regimen 7-Piece kit), scientifically proven to clear current breakouts and help prevent new blemishes from forming. We sometimes experience large, red, and painful breakouts called cystic acne, a painful annoyance that can take weeks to fully disappear, the perfect blemish candidate to try Murad’s latest acne relief on.

The Murad Rapid Relief Acne Spot Treatment, which launched on June 1st, is a fast-acting, invisible gel that reduces blemish size and redness in just four hours. This newest acne fighter boasts a powerful, next-generation formula, and features the maximum strength of Salicylic Acid (2%, the highest percentage available without a prescription) to clear pores, smooth skin and treat acne at the source by killing bacteria.

The Murad Rapid Relief Acne Spot Treatment is formulated with a patented complex that features thyme and pine extracts to fight irritants while preserving your skin’s natural balance. Horse chestnut and oat extracts help to reduce redness and soothe the skin, for an even and clearer complexion. A recent Murad sponsored study showed that 97% of acne sufferers agreed their blemish appearance improved after just one day of using the Rapid Relief Acne Spot Treatment, something we can attest to as well.

The 0.5 oz tube of Murad Rapid Relief Acne Spot Treatment is available now nationwide and retails for $22.00. Like all other Murad skincare products, you will find this newest product on

Biore Acne Clearing Scrub | Say Goodbye to Acne

I have been a fan of Biore since the launch of their Pore Strips and continue to be one today. As an acne sufferer, I’m always looking for complexion clearing products and I am a huge fan of Biore’s cleansers, especially the Blemish Fighting Ice Cleanser. I’m also avid fan of exfoliation so I’m super exited that they’ve added a new scrub specifically for acne-prone skin that is begins to give you clearer, healthier skin in just two days.

The Biore Acne Clearing Scrub is a Salicylic acid acne treatment that, unlike many other scrubs, targets deep down dirt and oil which causes blemishes, without damaging skin’s moisture barrier or ripping layers of your skin You’d be surprised how many exfoliators do that – see example below) to give you clearer looking skin. This invigorating mandarin mint scented scrub is formulated with skin-purifying technology that not only treats blemishes, it prevents new ones from forming. Gentle enough to use everyday, it clears away impurities so you end up on the fast track to more beautiful skin without depleting skin’s natural moisture.

Check out below for an example of how effective yet gentle the Biore Acne Clearing Scrub really compared to two competitors.

The black paper represents a layer of skin, as you can see the Biore scrub sloughs off the top layer of dead skin and shows the new layer underneath (green glitter). Competitor 1 shows no change which means it just sat on top and didn’t exfoliate off the dead skin while Competitor 2 exfoliated off too much and went beyond the green glitter – the result is scarring and damage to your skin.

The Biore Acne Clearing Scrub is available now and retails for $6.49. 

Great Skin Achieved with the Clarisonic Whimsy PLUS Skincare Brush

I have problem skin; even with today’s avalanche of products and acknowledgement of this affliction, it’s still a difficult thing to say. The worst part, I’m not a teenager – far from it actually but I suppose when I’m an old lady talking about my youth, my excessively oily skin will have held up pretty nicely (hopefully) and I won’t look my age. I must say even though I am not in my twenties, sometimes I still get carded which I enjoy but then I realize maybe my skin issues lead people to believe I’m under 21.
My skincare regime and arsenal is set to combat my skin issues – oil-free cleansers, oil-free moisturizers, mattifiers, pore minimizers, blotting powders, shine control makeup, etc and while getting beautified takes a little time, it’s actually the easiest part of my regime. The hardest? Taking it all off. I have to wash my face numerous times to make sure I leave nothing on that can leave makeup and product residue or clog my supersize pores. But it always seemed that after my oiliness reappears (usually within an hour of washing my face), I always see some makeup when I wipe the oil off…until I tried the wonderful Clarisonic Whimsy PLUS Skincare Brush (thanks to

The Clarisonic Whimsy PLUS Skincare Brush, which is available on, really opened my eyes to just how clean (or rather not clean) my face was even after my numerous washing. The problem was I was not getting deep enough into my skin to really clear out my pores, which just added to my continuous skin issues. These issues are tripled during the hot and muggy summer months and since using the Clarisonic, I’ve seen a difference in how clear my skin looks. Those of you who loves pretty things will also enjoy the feminine design pattern of the Whimsy. Every Whimsy Plus on b~glowing.comincludes a FREE Fuchsia Travel Bag + Sensitive Brush Head. This limited offer is a steal at $235 ($275 value).

This set contains:
– Cordless Clarisonic PLUS
– Universal Charging Cradle (100v-240v AC; 50/60 Hz)
– Deep Pore Cleansing Brush Head
– Body Brush Head
– 1 oz. trial sizes of Refreshing Gel Cleanser, Gentle Hydro Cleanser and Nourishing Care Cleanser
– 2 oz. trial size Refining Skin Polish
– FREE Fuchsia Travel Bag + Sensitive Brush Head

What exactly does this innovative cleansing tool do?

The sonic frequency moves Clarisonic’s soft, gentle brush back and forth at more than 300 times per second, thoroughly clearing pores and skin surface.
– Removes makeup six times better than traditional methods.
– Clears pores and reduces the appearance of pore size.
– Cleanses so thoroughly that skincare products absorb better.
– Creates noticeably healthier looking skin.

My skin is still oily (there’s no changing genetics) but now it doesn’t feel tight and overly dry after washing my face, there’s no makeup or product residue left (I tested that three times) and my pores do look smaller (yay!!). I’ve even switched to a sheer coverage foundation something I thought I could never do. I haven’t tried the body brush yet (I’m having too much fun using it on my face) but if the results are half what I’ve seen with my face, I’ll be a very happy girl. See what you can expect with use on your body:

Great benefits for the body:
– Fewer dry patches
– Gentle exfoliation for softer, smoother skin
– Firmer skin with improved texture
– Great prep before applying self tanner

If you want radiant skin, no matter what your skin issues, this is the Clarisonic Whimsy is for you.

Burt’s Bees is Giving Away Their Natural Acne Solutions™ Trial Kit FREE

Starting TODAY, March 1st, 2011, Burt’s Bees will be giving away more than 4000 of their Natural Acne Solutions™ 2-Week Trial Kits while supplies last* on Once you click on, just fill out the form and you’re done.

WHAT: Natural Acne Solutions™ Two Week Trial Kit Giveaway
WHEN: March 1, 2011 while supplies last

Natural Acne Solutions™ products have been recognized by the editors of ALLURE Magazine as effective, natural solutions that promote clearer complexions. Certified by the Natural Products Association, Burt’s Bees® Natural Acne Solutions™ products are the only truly natural acne solution clinically proven to reduce and prevent acne. The cleanser, moisturizer and spot treatment in the 3-step trial kit are formulated with salicylic acid derived from willow bark and they are dermatologist-tested. The 2-Week Trial Kit ($15 value) Includes:

Purifying Gel Cleanser (2 fl. oz.)
Featured in the March 2011 issue of ALLURE Magazine as a complexion clearing cleanser for more sensitive skin

Daily Moisturizing Lotion (.5 fl. oz.)
This natural lightweight lotion is clinically proven to help control oil and protect against blemishes without irritating skin

Targeted Spot Treatment (.26 fl. oz.)
Recognized as a “Super Natural” product in the February 2011 issue of ALLURE Magazine, for killing acne-causing bacteria and clearing pores, “minus the aggravation” that synthetic acne products can do to the skin

*See promotion site for terms and conditions

Again, all you have to do is fill out the form and wait for your FREE kit to arrive in the mail – what could be easier.

Burt’s Bees® products are free of petrochemicals and other synthetic ingredients like phthalates, parabens and sodium lauryl sulfate and we do not test them on animals.

Burt’s Bees has been offering distinctive earth‐friendly, natural personal care products for 25 years. From a beekeeper’s backyard in Maine to the leading edge of natural, Burt’s Bees knows natural body care solutions from head‐to‐toe. The company creates products for total skin health that keep The Greater Good™ top of mind.