2017 #SkinGoals

017 #SkinGoals | The Most Common Skin Concerns and How to Address Them | Stemology Skincare Authentic Beauty Blog

The Most Common Skin Concerns and How to Address Them

Skin Goals. We’ve all got them. Let’s make 2017 the year we finally achieve them! Whether you’re yearning for smoother skin (less wrinkles), desiring a more even skin tone (fewer brown spots and age spots), or looking for clearer skin (blemish busting!), we’ve got your solution to those pesky skin woes that promises to get you on the road to skin success!

#SKINGOAL: SMOOTHER SKIN (WRINKLE REDUCTION)

Okay, we get it – no one really wants the age of their face to match the one on their driver’s license, and nothing makes us look older than we actually are the way wrinkles and deep creases do. What’s a girl to do? Our advice is to enlist the help of a really good, clinically proven, results oriented anti aging serum, specifically formulated for wrinkle reduction. Our secret? Our Cell Revive Collagen Complete of course. Clinically proven ingredients help soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by strengthening skin’s existing collagen and helping to renew production of your own collagen. More collagen means fuller skin – and that means less wrinkles!

#SKINGOAL: A MORE EVEN SKIN TONE (BROWN SPOTS, AGE SPOTS, DARK SPOTS)

Spots. Nothing is worse than having beautiful, glowing skin, with the exception of a few spots here and there. They ruin everything, right? Well, there’s a serum for that too! In this case, we would recommend a brightening serum that is clinically proven to address issues of hyperpigmentation, including brown/dark spots. Opt for serums with natural skin lightening ingredients such as Daisy Flower Extract, Vitamin-C, and AHA’s/BHA’s which will help speed up cellular turnover. One note of caution; some brightening serums on the market contain the controversial lightening agent, Hydroquinone. Banned in many countries, we recommend staying away from any serums containing this potentially dangerous ingredient, especially when you have natural ingredients that can work just as well. Try our Brightening Serum an all natural, safe, way to see spot run!

#SKINGOAL: CLEAR SKIN (BLEMISHES)

We all thought once we moved beyond our teen years that we would never see blemishes again, right? Boy, were we wrong! What’s up with that? Well, hormonal changes due to the on set of menopause are to blame. But not to worry, we’ve got some tips to help you through your “late teen years!” The first thing is do NOT start using blemish products designed for teens. You know the ones – you see their ads on TV in the middle of the night, featuring the hip, cool, celebs and musicians of the moment. Those products are very drying and using them will cause your already dry skin to become even drier which in turn will cause skin to produce more oil which will lead to more break outs and so the cycle goes. Better to go with gentle products that can help keep blemishes at bay while giving mature skin the nutrients it needs. Our recommendation? A duo of must haves starting with our Foaming Facial Wash with NanoSilver to gently help keep bacteria at bay, followed by our Active Gel Toner to calm skin and restore balance and hydration. Once skin is back in balance and blemishes seem to have lessened, feel free to add an oil-free serum to your regimen that provides light hydration to the skin.

#SKINGOAL: HYDRATED SKIN (DRY SKIN, HORMONALLY AGING SKIN)

The word “crepey” is just, well, icky. It’s one of those words that sounds like what it is. Nothing makes you feel more old and icky than seeing crepey skin. Here’s the thing; the appearance of crepey skin is worsened when skin is dry and dehydrated, both from the inside (the cellular level) and the outside too. Eating more water rich foods can help hydrate you from the inside out, but what’s the best way to hydrate skin topically? Look for moisturizing products that hydrate skin in all three ways: by attracting moisture to the skin, binding it to the skin, and then creating a barrier on the skin so moisture stays in. Stemology has day and night moisturizers that are clinically proven to provide the most comprehensive moisture to the skin.

#SKINGOAL: GLOWING SKIN (DULL LOOKING SKIN)

Nothing makes skin appear more grey and gloomy than winter. The combination of the cold air, the wind, and the dry air of indoor heating can leave skin looking lifeless and bland. Luckily, the fix here is an easy one. Products that exfoliate skin such as scrubs and masks can really brighten up the skin’s complexion by sloughing off the layers of dead skin cells that dull skin’s appearance, revealing brighter, glowing skin, usually with the very first use. The rub (pun intended)? Be careful not to over exfoliate skin. 2-3 times per week is more than enough to get your glow on.

Of course, we recommend natural, organic skincare choices in the spirit of the best health of your skin. What are your #SkinGoals this year? Tell us in the comments.

 

 

The 2017 Beauty Trends You Need to Know NOW!

The 2017 Beauty Trends You Need to Know NOW! | Celebrity Makeup Artist Natalie Rose Gives Stemology Her Forecast | Stemology Skincare Authentic Beauty BLog

Celebrity Makeup Artist Natalie Rose Gives Stemology Her Forecast

Stemology Skincare works with numerous celebrity makeup artists who strive to help their famous clientele attain the beautiful, healthy skin that’s critical to their trade. So what beauty trends will we see in 2017? Always at the forefront of innovation, Stemology turned to professional makeup artist Natalie Rose to get the answer. You may have seen her work on the famous faces of Sally Field, Jeff Bridges and Brooklyn Decker, just to name a few. Stemology asked Rose for the top five beauty trends she is seeing for 2017. Here’s what she had to say:

  1. The No-Makeup Look. This is the most anticipated trend so far, and it’s already started in 2017. Heavy contouring is out and soft, radiant skin is in. Stemology (I call it skin food!) is one of my favorites for glowing skin. There’s no amount of makeup that can make someone look good without a great base and a healthy surface.

Who’s rocking this trend already? Behati Prinsloo.

  1. Soft Eyebrows. Say bye-bye to harsh block eyebrows. Seeing a natural hair brow with a natural shape that opens and softens the eye is IN! Glossier Boy Brow is my secret weapon.

Who’s rocking this trend already? Gigi Hadid.

  1. A Faded Lip. Bright lips are toning down as well. Give lips a wash of color and set it with neutral powder to give it more longevity and a toned down color (a runway trick).

Who’s rocking this trend already? Karlie Kloss.

  1. Cream de la Crème. Working with creams ‐ cream shadow, highlighter, blush ‐ gives the skin more radiance and is flattering from day into evening.

Who’s rocking this trend already? Gina Rodriguez.

  1. Matte Skin. As much as we all love dewy, matte and velvet skin is back for good. A healthy balance between the two is where it should stay for a while. As we all know, the highlighting trend went way too far, so powdering in the appropriate places will be the key.

Who’s rocking this trend already? Cara Delevingne.

To find out more about Natalie Rose, professional makeup artist, visit her website at http://makeupnatalie.com/ and follower her on Instagram at @makeupnatalie.

 

Perfect Holiday Hostess Gifts

Perfect Holiday Hostess Gifts | Think Outside the Gift Box This Year | Stemology Skincare Authentic Beauty Blog

Think Outside the Gift Box This Year

Chances are you have at least one holiday party – if not more – on your calendar this month. But does your hostess really need another bottle of wine? Say “thank you” to your host or hostess in an unforgettable way with these unique and perfect holiday hostess gifts.

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Stemology 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Stemology 2016 Holiday Gift Guide | The Perfect Gift for Every Personality on Your List! | Stemology Skincare Authentic Beauty Blog

The Perfect Gift for Every Personality on Your List!

Give your friends and family what they want (and need!) this year – the gift of beautiful skin – with our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. We’re breaking down our products by personality type so you can match your loved ones with the perfect product for holiday glowing skin!

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How To Find The Best Esthetician For You

How To Find The Best Esthetician For You | 5 Steps to Professional Skincare Services | Stemology Skincare Authentic Beauty Blog

5 Steps to Professional Skincare Services

Having a good skincare professional you trust is just as important as having a reputable hairdresser, and arguably a good doctor or therapist. After all, an esthetician is dealing with one of your most visible features – your face! But how do you go about finding the best esthetician for you, one that you can trust, especially if you are new to town or have never visited an esthetician before? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered!

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Fall Beauty Essentials

Fall Beauty Essentials | Stock Up With These Beauty Essentials This Fall | Stemology Skincare Authentic Beauty Blog

Stock Up With These Beauty Essentials This Fall

We all know the season change is a perfect time to update your skincare regimen, and Stemology has already given you skincare solutions to all your fall skin changes. So, what next? While great skin creates the palette for the art form of beauty, it’s not the “end all be all” to looking and feeling your Fall best. Here are our 10 favorite fall beauty essentials.

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Ready For A Holidaymoon?

Ready For A Holidaymoon | Relax And Rejuvenate Before The Holiday Season | Stemology Skincare Authentic Beauty Blog

Relax And Rejuvenate Before The Holiday Season

We’ve all heard of a Honeymoon. And you’ve probably heard of the newer trend, a Babymoon. So with the start of fall, and the impending holiday rush, we got to thinking…isn’t it time our culture adopted a Holidaymoon? A Holidaymoon plays off the Honeymoon and Babymoon concepts. Both of these more traditional experiences are designed to offer an idyllic break before diving headfirst into the chaotically wonderful first year of marriage, or having a baby. So, why not have a break before diving into the chaotic and wonderful time of the holiday season?

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Making Skincare Fun

Making Skincare Fun | Livening Up Beauty’s Unsung Hero | Stemology Skincare Authentic Beauty Blog

Livening Up Beauty’s Unsung Hero

Let’s face it (pun intended) – in the world of beauty, skincare is not known as one of the more “fun” categories. Nail care has fun colors and patterns. Makeup has fun seasonal trends in everything from lipstick to lashes. And hair care has crazy style and amazing color options for days. But you can’t really see skincare one someone’s face. It is more skin-concern focused, i.e. “Get rid of these wrinkles!” And it definitely isn’t apparent walking down any runways. Let’s just say skincare is the powerful product behind the curtain, an unsung hero of sorts…and we’re ready to make skincare fun!

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Fall Kick Off

Fall Kick-Off | Get Ready for Fall With These 10 Steps | Stemology Skincare Authentic Beauty Blog

Get Ready for Fall With These 10 Steps

It’s hard to believe that it’s already time for a fall kick off. It seems that every January our team gets together and says,” It’s going to be December before you know it!” And the year, accordingly, seems to fly by. So before the autumnal equinox – where day and night are approximately equal at 12 hours each – happens, let’s take a moment to kick-off fall with intention.

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Layering Serum Products

Layering Serum Products | Is More Really Better? | Stemology Skincare Authentic Beauty Blog

Is More Really Better?

One of the most common questions I get asked is about layering serum products. Is it safe? Is it more effective? Is there such thing as putting on “too much” product? So, today I want to discuss some of the most common questions and concerns when it comes to layering serum products.

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