Beauty

What is Hydrodermabrasion?

www.ilonashine.comIt looks like the popular skin-clearing treatment, microdermabrasion, has some serious competition. Know as the “celebrity facial,” hydrodermabrasion is the latest and greatest way to remove dead cells from the skin to eliminate dark spots, hyperpigmentation and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. With less pain and irritation than the traditional diamond-tipped treatment, this new technology uses water and oxygen to effortlessly exfoliate the skin. This completely natural combination of micro droplets of water is dispersed from the nozzle at high speed, striking against the skin and thereby removing any dead skin cells with little effort and absolutely no pain to the client, deeply exfoliating and rejuvenating the skin. Its no wonder the treatment is so popular. I personally tried it and loved the results. Read More

Last Minute Christmas Gifts

If you left all your holiday buying to the last minute, don’t sweat it. This list of last minute stocking stuffers will solve your procrastination problem in a jiffy. Whether tucked into a stocking, presented personally, or given as a lovely surprise, these little gifts of beauty will be a huge hit.

Carefully crafted with the highest quality fragrance oils, NEST Reed Diffusers are designed to fill your home continuously with a lush, memorable fragrance.($38) Read More

Beauty Cures for the Winter

www.ilonashine.comCooling temperatures and windy days can be a delight to the senses, but they also have a tendency to wreak havoc on your skin. The good news is that there are lots of ways to prep your face for colder weather. If you have winter blues, consider these beauty innovations and brighten up even the darkest of wintery days. Read More

Arbutin: New Generation Skin Brightener

imageIn a recent study, researchers found that the number one skin concern that made women appear older is uneven skin tone- age spots and ruddy skin texture actually age you more than fine lines. Many products that promise to brighten, tone, and add luminosity can be too harsh or drying for those with sensitive skin. For a while, hydroquinone was the “miracle” skin-lightening ingredient—until it was declared a carcinogenic by the FDA. So the new lightener took its place, Arbutin, the secret skin brightener you’ve never heard of. Vitamin C, kojic acid, licorice are all great natural brighteners, but there are a few reasons why arbutin is so much better. While hydroquinone works by killing the cells that produce pigmentation and melanin, arbutin inhibits the enzymes that stimulate pigment-producing cells. Read More

5 Best Natural Mascaras

www.ilonashine.comWe all want longer, thicker and fuller lashes. I know I do and I want a great natural mascara to do the job! After countless days of research and testing of natural mascaras, I’ve collected a list of the best natural mascaras that I’ve experienced. I didn’t want to coat my lashes a thousand times to achieve big full lashes so I looked for the ones that give ton of volume, last all day without flaking and smudging. I’ve included top 5 natural mascaras that work fast and flawlessly. Now it’s just determining which one is right for you. Click on the image to see them all. Read More