Friday, July 29, 2011


The Bachelorette Ultimate Getaway Sweepstakes
Grand Prize #1 (1 winner): Winner will receive a 9-day/8-night trip for two to Fiji Islands. Trip prize consists of: roundtrip coach air transportation; four nights' accommodations at the Namale Resort in Fiji; and four nights' accommodations at the Vomo Island Resort in Fiji. Prize also includes: all meals (breakfast, 3 course lunches and 5 course dinners) and beverages at the Namale Resort; all meals and nonalcoholic beverages at Vomo Island Resort; hydrotherapy room services from the Namale Resort spa; horseback riding to and from Namale Resort's privately owned waterfall with 3 course lunch served at the base of the falls; private deck dining over the Koro Sea; 1 hour hydrotherapy on arrival day at Namale Resort; lunch on Namale Resort's hanging bed by the ocean edge; 24-hour butler service at the Vomo Island Resort; and sunset canapés in the villa at Vomo Island Resort. ARV of Grand Prize #1: $34,340.00

Grand Prize #2 (1 winner): Winner will receive an 8-day/7-night trip for two to Thailand. Trip prize consists of: roundtrip coach air transportation; one night's accommodations in Bangkok; three (3) nights' accommodations in Chiang Mai at the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Hotel; and three nights' accommodations in Phuket at the Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa. Prize also includes: 2-day tour in Bangkok with activities including Temple & Klong Tour; couple massage and massage lesson; Thai cooking class; visiting the Arts of the Kingdom; tour of Dumnernsaduak floating market; Phuket city tour; sea canoeing; Chiang Mai City & Temple Tour; elephant trekking; and visiting a hill-tribe village. ARV of Grand Prize #2: $20,000.00.

Grand Prize #3 (1 winner): Winner will receive a 7-day/6-night trip for two to the winner's choice of any destination where a Conrad Hotel and Resort is located. Trip prize consists of: roundtrip coach air transportation for two to the chosen destination; six nights' accommodations at a Conrad Hotel and Resort; and a Dream Date excursion. Winner will also receive $3000 (USD) cash or cash equivalent. ARV of Grand Prize #3: $12,000.00.

Grand Prize #4 (1 winner): Winner will receive a 5-day/4-night trip for two to Taiwan. Trip prize consists of: roundtrip air transportation; two nights' accommodations at TaiPan Elite suite of The Regent Taipei; and two nights' accommodations at the Retreat -- Mountain View Suite of Silks Place in Taroko. Prize also includes a one day Taipei City Tour and a two-day Taroko National Park tour including roundtrip Taroko Train from Taipei to Hualian. ARV of Grand Prize #4: $7,828.00.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

What is Intelligent Skin Care?
Scientifically, skin care ingredients are moving ahead as fast as medicine and medications, and often the science overlaps. Millions of dollars, if not billions, are being spent on research and development for intelligent ingredients. The goal is not to replace skin components, but to make the skin repair, regenerate and detoxify itself more efficiently, in other words, function more like a young skin than a tired, mature one. For example, we cannot replace collagen, but we can trigger the fibroblasts to make collagen. We can also slow down the function of the enzymes that degrade our natural collagen. The science is becoming so specific that some key peptides can trigger the DNA to repair itself quicker, even before more damage occurs. This is great news because as we age DNA gets slower at repairing itself and the more damaged it becomes the less likely the cells will regenerate. Science is working hard at discovering the mechanics of time, and in some cases, erasing it. This may be the key for those who are counting on skin care science to restore a more youthful presence.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Lucrèce Physicians Aesthetic Research

Premier Peptide Serum (ultra-potent anti-wrinkle serum)
"Originally, peptides (mostly found in Argireline & Matrixyl) became a tremendous success as studies continued to show that they were not only more effective for fighting wrinkles and stimulating the skin’s natural collagen, but that peptides exposed the skin to far less trauma than retinols or glycolic acid. As peptide technology continues to revolutionize skin care, we’re taking advantage of every opportunity to ensure our clients have access to the most advanced, result-oriented anti-aging products available."

"Originally designed to prepare and increase the skins receptiveness to our Professional Peptide Peel, the Premier Peptide Serum has gone on to become our most powerful anti-wrinkle product for year-round home care due to its high concentration and diversity of peptides. Composed of a total concentration of 65% peptides, the Premier Peptide Serum is a state of the art facial serum expertly formulated to reduce the signs of aging, energizing mature skin."

Friday, July 22, 2011


Eminence Organics launched a new comprehensive website, which includes very helpful tabs for searching products by skin type and celebrity picks, a full ingredient glossary, certification information, clinical studies, harmful ingredients, an informative Blog, and a host of current events and news. For instance, did you know that Eminence was chosen as the "Most Popular in Retail Products" by The International SPA Association? ISPA's favorite retail products were the Pear & Poppy Seed Microderm Polisher, SunDefense Minerals #2 Cherries and Berries, Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant and Wild Plum Eye Cream. In our opinion, Eminence's new site is worth your time.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Win a Week at the Golden Door Spa
Enter by July 31st
Grand Prize: Winner will receive one week at Golden Door Spa in a private room with garden deck or patio. The prize includes; fitness including a personal interview, sessions with personal fitness guide, customized Take-Home Plan, 12 mountain and meadow hikes, 40 fitness classes, self discovery options, 7 gyms with Pilates and yoga, bamboo meditation forest, 11 circuit labyrinth, swimming pools, tennis; cuisine including 3 healthy gourmet meals plus mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks, meal plan, cooking classes, nutrition classes with a Dietitian; personal services including daily in-room massage, bathhouse with Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, koya, 2 herbal wraps, skin analysis, daily skin care sessions include 1 body treatment, manicure, pedicure, hair consultation, makeup lesson, and spa wardrobe during stay.

Monday, July 18, 2011


Jan Marini's Bioglycolic Face Cleanser with glycolic acid is a gentle cleanser suitable for all skin types. Glycolic acid is derived from the sugar cane, and because of its small molecular structure, is the most effective fruit acid in skin care with the greatest potential for penetration. Glycolic acid is target specific and works efficiently to promote cell renewal, exfoliation, and brighten the complexion.

This cleanser is soap free, non-irritating, and rinses completely without the need for a post-cleansing toner or astringent. It is a thorough deep-cleansing product that also contains sorbitol, a natural humectant derived from berries, that leaves the skin soft and hydrated. Excellent for acne prone skin.

Friday, July 15, 2011


Spa Week's Summer Vacay Giveaway
Enter by July 31st
Grand Prize: One winner and guest will receive four nights hotel accommodations at the Travaasa Austin Resort in the highest room category available; one daily spa treatment or one round of golf per person; all meals and non-alcoholic drinks (alcoholic beverages are an additional cost); access to all fitness, culinary, culture, adventure and spa/wellness classes. Airfare is note included. Approximate Total Retail Value $4,191.20

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Pevonia's 20th Anniversary Giveaway
Pevonia and Spa Magazine have made this promotion as simple as can be. Submit your story telling them the most important thing about beauty and life that you would share with your younger self. The prize? A 3 night/4 day stay at the historic Omni Bedford Springs Resort located in the Pennsylvania Alleghenies. The stay includes breakfast and dinner each day, one complimentary Pevonia spa treatment, a round of golf, guided hikes, yoga classes, a cooking class, and one year's worth of Pevonia skin care.

Monday, July 11, 2011


"Bring on visible radiance! Proven to perform, this powerhouse repair cream works deeply and quickly, infusing your face, neck, and décolleté with the best anti-free radicals, the latest generation of repairing peptides, and outstanding lightening actives. Formulated with a select collection of the latest high-tech cosmetic ingredients with the most advanced manufacturing and delivery systems, lumafirm Repair Cream Lift & Glow truly delivers with immediate and highly visible results. In a recent study, 100% of participants were satisfied with the immediate lightening effect and felt their complexion looked uniformly smoother and visibly brighter."

Friday, July 8, 2011

OBAGI . . . OH!

ZO® Skin Health by Dr. Zein Obagi is "not your ordinary skin care" and is often described as completely over the top. These products work by activating and stimulating the skin's cells to nourish, repair and maintain a healthy and natural presence. Dr. Obagi is known to use the most potent ingredients, high concentrations, pure retinol, advanced peptides, and powerful antioxidants.

There are two current promotions everyone should know about. Obagi's Beauty Sleep Promotion offers the Ommerse® Overnight Recovery Crème and the Overnight Hand Recovery. A $160 value for $129 plus Free Shipping throughout the U.S. You can also utilize their HappyBirthday Promotion and receive 20% off with an online purchase using Coupon Code JN9834. Please note, these two offers cannot be combined. Go to and treat yourself.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Dermalogica would like you to know that during the month of July you could win your favorite product by writing a review and posting it on their site. The authors of the 10 most "helpful" reviews will be oted on by Dermalogica visitors to determine who will win their favorite product. Opinions matter!

So . . . what are you waiting for? Go to the Dermalogica "Who Do You Love" Promo Page and join in the fun. Rate, review, reward.

Monday, July 4, 2011


Murad's Ultimate Moisturizer is a rich, velvety formula that locks in optimal moisture levels while providing lasting hydration for up to 8 hours. This ultra concentrated moisturizing cream contains avocado, sunflower and olive fruit oils to enhance the skin's ability to retain maximum levels of hydration; retinyl palmitate and shea butter to improve the texture of the skin while restoring natural smoothness and softness; and a collagen support complex to boost the skin's resilience while plumping dehydrated skin. No parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, phthalates, GMOs or Triclosan.

Pssst . . . if you would like to save 15% on this product (or other spa products), go to and enter promo code sunny 2011 in the "referral code" box and press the redeem button.

Friday, July 1, 2011


Pevonia's thoughtful cocktail of ingredients is formulated to combat the delicate task of effective eye care. The Evolutive Eye Cream contains several heavy hitter ingredients that address hydration giving a softer, smoother, and more youthful appearance. It's texture has been designed to ease the application process around the fragile eye area. Pevonia has included antioxidants that help neutralize free radicals while protecting the oh-so-thin skin around the eyes from further damage while reinforcing the skin's natural integrity. A sun block has been added for UV protection to shield one of their superstar anti-oxidant ingredients that becomes neutralized in the sunshine. Antioxidants and sunshine don't mix. A low concentration of AHA promotes exfoliation, accommodates penetration of the other ingredients, and has water binding abilities. While we did not find much in the way of promoting collagen and elastin activity, we would not hesitate to recommend this cream.
*Caution: Nut Allergy Awareness - Contains Hazel Nut Oil