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Signature 23: Skin Care By Suzanne Stonebarger

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Surf, Sun, Sand, Sweat…  These "S" words are commonly associated with Summer (coincidentally– yet another "S" word), and while they're such fun, they can also wreak havoc on the skin. 

Two more "S" words for you:  Suzanne Stonebarger.  She's a professional beach volleyball player, and understanding how to deal with the negative effects of these "S" words was once just a side-effect of her work.  Today, protecting our skin from environmental stresses and premature aging is now actually in her job description.  Signature23 Skincare, her new line, is a smash! 

I had the opportunity to sample an entire cleansing regimen:  the Vita C 5 Piece kit.  Suzanne has spoiled my skin silly!  (Ok-  I'm officially out of "S" words).

The Vita C 5 Piece Kit contains:

Vita C Elixir:  This spritz is what you'll be addicted to!  One in the car, one in the office, one in your bag… The need for Vita C Elixir is endless.  Not only does it help to keep skin hydrated, it's antioxidant-rich.  This mist also happens to be under the FAA size restriction, so you'll want this with you at 30,000 feet.

Botanical Cleansing Gel:  Signature23's minty cleansing gel is gentle, and effective at removing makeup.  I feel so refreshed after cleansing with this… only an athlete could develop a formula this rejuvenating! 

Crystal Microderm Exfoliating Treatment:  This scrub replace the cleansing gel periodically to purge pores of impurities.  The texture of the skin is improved instantly (rough patches– be gone)!

C23 Lifestyle Day Cream: This super-light moisturizer absorbs quickly and wears well under makeup. It also contains the anti-aging "Complex23" a proprietary blend of 23 active botanical extracts that work to keep your skin looking young, healthy and fabulous.

Peptide Tissue Recovery Night Cream:  A richer moisturizer, containing Glucosamine HCI and Matrixyl 3000® to promote skin cell turnover.  My dry cheeks drank this up thirstily, and looked better for it!

Retail price of the Vita C 5 Piece Kit is $182… but the kit is currently on sale for $159!

Click HERE to check out Signature23.  Suzanne and her skincare line are officially friends of "ours".

Glytone Acne Treatment Back Spray

It happens to the best of us… back breakouts!  During the summer, this condition is most frustrating.  Acne on the back is Impossible to hide, and impossible to conceal on your own.  The only real solution is to eliminate the breakout, once and for all!

Glytone offers the solution to this predicament, so break out the halter-top!

Glytone Acne Treatment Back Spray is an 8 oz. spray bottle filled with Salicylic Acid and Benzalkonium Chloride to fight acne-causing bacteria.

The best part about this product?  You can apply it yourself!  This spray, unlike others, can actually be held upside down as you spray your own back.

Retail price is $28

Click HERE to buy it from SkinCareRx.com.

Color Me Thrilled! Raging Rouge Mention In Women’s World Magazine!

It's pretty rare for me to revisit past reviews on Raging Rouge, but today I'll be making an exception.  Why?  A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Women's World magazine to provide a product idea for women in search of the best shave gel.  My very first appearance in the mainstream media!

It's didn't take long for me to make my selection for the publication.  I originally wrote about EOS (the Evolution of Smooth) in January (click HERE to read my original review).  I've been using this product regularly ever since.

To think I once used my husband's manly-smelling shave gel!  EOS has yummy options like Pomegranate Raspberry (my original addiction), Vanilla Bliss (my latest acquisition) and Island Blue (likely my next purchase).  The formula is so amazingly moisturizing, you can skip post-shower lotion if you're in a hurry.  In fact, you can even skip the shower entirely!

Retail price varies by retailer, but EOS shave cream generally retails for under $5 per bottle.  A screamingly good deal for such a terrific shave!

Click HERE to buy EOS shave cream at drugstore.com

Don't forget to grab yourself a copy of Women's World!  My issue will be on newsstands until July 13th… (check out page 33).  I had a blast reading the rest of the magazine, too.  Great shopping, cooking and craft ideas abound, ladies!  There's something for everyone!

To see a scan of the entire article, click the image at left.

Clear Remedy 3-Step Acne System

iq derma, intelligent beauty, clear remedy, acne system, anti-acne, skin careThe 30s are an incredibly frustrating stage of life.  On the one hand, the early signs of aging start to rear their ugly head.  But on the other hand, you still break out!  The worst part is it is rare to find a product that solves one issue without aggravating the other.  I never dreamed that at my age I'd have issues with acne, but I do!  Mother Nature can be cruel, can't she? 

I recently had the chance to sample iQ Derma's Clear Remedy Acne Treatment System, and have been impressed by two things.  First, and most importantly, this acne treatment system actually helped to clear my skin!  My jawline breakouts have disappeared, and other breakouts on my chin have diminished.  Secondly, unlike other anti-acne products I've tried, Clear Remedy is not harsh and overly-drying. 

Here are the three steps:

Step 1:  Unclog Pores with the Purifying Cleanser that contains Multifruit BSC which helps exfoliate and clear away dead cells, surface oils, debris and other pore cloggers.

Step 2:  Kill Bacteria with the Acne Treatment Lotion that provides oxygenating agents that prevents acne bacteria to grow.

Step 3:  Hydrate & Clarify with the Hydrating Lotion that delivers an Advanced Moisture Complex to boost skin's hydration level.

Regular retail price for the three step system is $135, but you can give Clear Remedy a spin for 30% off and FREE GROUND SHIPPING!  Click HERE to buy Clear Remedy, and don't forget to enter the promotional code GETCLEAR30 during checkout, through August 15, 2009!

Available Today: The SkinCareRx Travel Essentials Kit!

SkinCareRx, Skincare, Essentials, KitI don't know about you, but I LOVE to get my hands on high-quality skincare for next to nothing.

Oh, you too?  The next time you're stocking up on your Obagi, Dermalogica, Jane Iredale or Clarisonic supplies– be sure to stop by SkinCareRx.com to take advantage of this great deal while supplies last!

SkinCareRx has just announced their Travel Essentials Kit!  Tucked into an adorable travel bag are deluxe, travel-sized samples of some of the finest skincare around!  The brands included in each kit will vary, but the contents will have a $90+ retail value.  Here's an idea of some of the products that are included:  Babor Body Wash, Babor Body Lotion, Comptoir Sud Pacifique Fragrance, DermaNew Firming Eye Cream, MD Formulations facial cleanser, Belli Foot Relief Cream, DDF Wrinkle Resist Plus Pore Minimizer, DDF Protect and Correct, Dermaquest C-Lipoic Cleanser, Dermalogica Shave Kit, Decleor Tonifying Lotion and Obagi SPF35.

With any SkinCareRx purchase of $100 or more, you can add the SkinCareRx Travel Essentials Kit to your order for a mere $15, and you'll have everything you need for that killer vacation you've been planning!

Click HERE to head over to SkinCareRx.com.