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Pamper Your Skin Like a Celebrity

gettyimages-462168257-h_2018It’s awards season, and we all know what that means: Beautiful gowns, perfectly styled hair and gorgeous, glowing skin on every celebrity that strolls down the red carpet. Celebs don’t like to share all their beauty secrets, but many of them love to talk about how they prep for the big day. We think it’s about time you pampered yourself for all the awards season watching parties you’ll be attending! Read on for some tips and tricks from the celebs themselves on how to get that glowing, star quality look this season.

Splurge On a Glow-Boosting Facial
If you want to go all out in your preparation, take a little time off from your day to splurge on a glow-boosting Image Skincare facial. Ask for the O2 Lift, a treatment that infuses oxygen, plant-derived stem cells, peptides and a high concentration of enzymatic botanicals into the skin leaving it luminous, refreshed and rejuvenated.

Massage Your Face to Life
Many people underestimate the power of a massage. Massaging your face is actually a great way to increase circulation and oxygenate the blood for an instant skin refresh. Makeup artist, Gucci Westman put it best when she said, “…Facial massage is like coffee for the skin. Everything comes to life.”

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Banish Those Blemishes
If you’ve noticed a breakout coming on, reach for a cleanser with salicylic acid, like our Clear Cell Salicylic Gel Cleanser. The salicylic acid helps to clear those blemishes up fast and prevent new breakouts from popping up.

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Get Gown-Ready
Enhance your summer glow by lathering on some of our Body Spa Face and Body Bronzing Crème. You’ll get an ultra-natural looking tan with a golden shimmer. Try using it a week before the big night to give the colour time to build up.

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Flash That Smile
Get ready to strike a pose for the camera with Ormedic Balancing Lip Enhancement Complex. Designed to enhance the appearance and volume of your lips, this ultra-hydrating complex will add up to 40% of the moisture volume in your lips with repeat usage.

Image: Christopher Polk/NBC/NBC via Getty Images

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5 Ways To Detox Your Skin

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An ever-growing New Year tradition is to detox the body after the holidays. Many people do this to help jump start weight loss or “reset” the body after weeks of eating, drinking and other merriment. But, the benefits of detoxing are not just beneficial for your body and mind; they are also fantastic for your skin! Just as important as it is to be cautious about what you put inside your body, it is also important to be mindful of releasing the body’s toxins. Not only does detoxing cleanse your skin, but it also rebuilds and maintains the health of it overall. Here are five ways to detoxify your skin and keep it looking fresher than ever!

1.  Drink Up.
Drinking lots of water is key to cleansing your skin. It is one of the easiest and most impactful ways to increase skin hydration and flush out any toxins. According to scientific research, everyone should drink on average about three litres of water each day. For an extra boost, add a few drops of liquid chlorophyll to your water. It will help improve the efficiency of oxygen transportation in your body, making it feel and look more refreshed.

2. You Are What You Eat.
Watching what you eat is another easy way to detox your skin. Avoiding foods that tend to congest the skin – such as spicy foods, alcohol, caffeine and refined sugar – is one way that you avoid toxic build up in your body. This doesn’t mean that you can’t indulge in your favourite junk foods every now and then; just be sure to make the effort to be cautious about what you are putting into your body regularly. We like the 80/20 rule.

3. Pack in Powerful Probiotics.
Including probiotics into your diet has been proven to detox inside and out. Probiotics offer the body regular bowel movements and help support a strong immune system. These key elements play a major role in toxin-free skin. Some foods that include probiotics are yogurt, soy milk, milk, dark chocolate, pickles and olives.

4. Beautify the Bath.
By adding a few ingredients to your bath water, you can detoxify your skin and draw out dirt from your pores. To help destroy toxins, organisms and residue left by soap, add two cups of Epsom salts and ¼ cup baking soda to your bath. Besides the detoxifying benefits, this combination will help to soothe irritated skin and boost magnesium levels. Turn up the benefits even more by sprinkling your favourite essential oil in a well – and light some candles for added relaxation and atmosphere.

5. Sweat it Out.
Exercising at least 30 minutes each day is a great way to maintain healthy skin and a healthy body. Sweating out your toxins is another easy way to ensure natural cleansing of the skin. Exercise has also been proven to relieve stress, which can also, in turn, help improve skin. Just remember to wash your face after exercise with a gentle cleanser that removes dirt and oil from skin, while maintaining skin’s delicate pH.

Start fresh today with clear, beautiful skin you can feel proud of!

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Get a Golden Glow in time for New Year’s Eve!

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Don’t ring in the New Year with dull looking skin. Add some colour to 2018 with our Body Spa Face and Body Bronzing Crème! Achieve that even, shimmery glow without stepping foot in the sun…because sun-kissed skin (the healthy way) is always in.

Step One: Hair Removal
Thick hair will prohibit the even application of the bronzer crème, which is why you’ll want to remove all unwanted hair before application. If you shave, make sure to allow time for your pores to close up first. Applying bronzer crème to freshly shaved legs will only create unsightly dark spots.

Step Two: Exfoliate
Exfoliation is bronzing rule number one. You want to apply bronzer to clean skin that has been thoroughly exfoliated. Dry skin will soak up the bronzer, leaving you with dark patches that look anything but natural. For the body, use the Body Spa Exfoliating Body Scrub. Massage the scrub all over your body, paying close attention to the elbows, knees and ankles. For the face, use an exfoliating cleanser such as the Ageless Total Facial Cleanser, which uses glycolic acid to gently and effectively slough off dead skin cells, allowing for a smooth and even application.

Step Three: Dry Off
This may seem obvious, but make sure your skin is perfectly dry. You don’t want to apply bronzer to damp skin, as this will only cause an uneven application.

Step Four: Apply Bronzer
The Body Spa Face and Body Bronzing Crème is a rich moisturising crème for both the face and body. The colour builds gradually, creating a natural, sunless golden shimmer without the unpleasant smell, streaking, or worse, leaving you looking like an Oompa-Loompa. Apply a small amount of bronzer to the entire body, like you would lotion, starting at the legs and working your way up to your face. Taking special care around the knees, ankles and elbows, and be sure to blend thoroughly.

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Step Five: Wash Your Hands
Make sure to thoroughly wash your hands when you’ve finished applying your bronzing crème. Lacing your fingers while washing will ensure all product is removed from between your fingers where product can sometimes be tricky to remove. Dry hands thoroughly and allow for a few minutes to pass, making sure the bronzer ha penetrated evenly all over the skin and is dry. Voila!

Now you are ready to ring in the New Year with a beautiful, golden shimmer.

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The Skincare Treatment Victoria’s Secret Models Swear By

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Trying to keep up with the latest facials is no small task with literally thousands of different techniques, machines, and products on the market, but it seems there are a few seasoned treatments clients continue to rely on, such as  AHA peels and oxygen facials.

The latter is experiencing a new boost thanks to a heavenly set of angels, the Victoria’s Secret models. Whether you’re into fashion or not, the VS models have become a phenomenon of their own and are considered some of the most beautiful women in the world, known for their bouncy hair and flawless, glowy complexions.

As part of their preparation for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show this year, which took place last month, the angels revealed their skincare routine included oxygen facials.

The idea behind oxygen facials isn’t new, but has actually been around since the 1940s. Our skin needs oxygen to stay healthy, young and hydrated. Most of us simply aren’t getting enough of it because of the pollutants in the air blocking pure oxygen from ever entering our pores. Our poor skin is just craving some O2 “TLC”.

Just like we need oxygen to survive, our skin needs oxygen to stay youthful, glowing, and free of impurities. Oxygen counteracts the free radicals and impurities that damage our skin over time by causing fine lines, wrinkles and dullness. As there’s no downtime, it’s become the go-to treatment before a big event for many people.

Bottom Line: O2 = The Fountain of Youth.

Want to feel like a VS angel with beautiful, glowing skin? Then it’s time to “Be Lifted” with the Image Skincare O2 LiftThis luxury spa treatment exfoliates and oxygenates the skin while infusing plant-derived stem cells, peptides, and a high concentration of enzymatic botanicals to leave skin glowing and illuminated. By regenerating your skin cells, The O2 Lift is automatically turning back the clock on your face, smoothing your fine lines, clearing out impurities and leaving your skin hydrated and healthy.

Don’t show up to your next occasion looking dull. Get a super model glow with The O2 Lift and save your skin from damaging free radicals and pollutants.

Because who wouldn’t want angel skin?

Click here to find your nearest Image Skincare salon.

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5 Steps to Fighting Cellulite this Summer

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Sometimes no matter how hard we work out and tone our muscles, stubborn cellulite sticks around. If you’re dealing with this problem, you’re not alone. If you’re like most of us and want to minimise the appearance of stubborn cellulite, here are some tips on how to fight cellulite for good:

1. Limit Salt Intake
The sodium in salt is not your friend when it comes to reducing cellulite appearance. Sodium causes your body to retain fluid, which in turn highlights those dimples on the back of your thighs. After a week of cutting out most of the salt in your diet you should see some results.
2. Cut Back on Processed Foods
Processed or “junk” foods not only lead to weight gain but they swamp your body with toxins. Processed foods also contain a higher amount of sodium and sugar, both of which promote cellulite.
3. Drink Plenty of Water
Hydration is so important for your overall health and the health of your skin. We’ll say it again and again. Drink plenty of water throughout the day, and you’ll be flushing sodium and toxins out of your body before they have a chance to increase the appearance of your cellulite.
4. Sweat It Out
A regular exercise routine is not only going to prevent weight gain, but it will also work to flush some of the existing fat from your body.
5. Use Cell.U.Lift
To complement your cellulite fighting efforts, use a body firming crème like Cell.U.Lift Firming Body Creme twice per day. It’s formulated to fight skin laxity on a cellular level and has been shown to produce tighter and firmer looking skin with a smooth, hydrated surface.

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The Wait Is Finally Over: IMAGE Holiday Gifts Have Arrived!

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The season of twinkling lights and cheer is upon us! But is your skin just as bright?

With the elevated spirits also comes with a busier and more stressful time—the uptick in traveling on long flights, shopping for gifts, and hosting get-togethers isn’t always the best formula for glowing skin (and the same can be said for your loved ones). So this holiday season, we hand-picked our favourite products that will give you the fast-track ticket to back to luminous skin.

We introduce to you our 2017 Holiday Collection and Stocking Stuffers!

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Take out the guesswork and the pressure off yourself with this signature keepsake box featuring three of our perennial favorites.

This glow-giving set contains The MAX Stem Cell Facial Cleanser, VITAL C Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum and PREVENTION+ Daily Matte Moisturiser. PLUS, a I MASK Biomolecular Anti-Aging Radiance Mask, absolutely free! Let’s take a look:

The MAX Stem Cell Facial Cleanser
This luxuriously creamy cleanser glides on skin to sweep away debris, purify pores and optimise skin’s delicate pH levels—all while respecting the delicate skin barrier and without disrupting its moisture balance. Plant-derived stem cell extracts of apple, edelweiss and leuojum aestivum help prolong cell vitality and a powerful polypeptide complex helps fight against the signs of aging, while anti-inflammatory oat kernel soothes skin. This cleanser is free of acid, sulfates and parabens.

VITAL C Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum
We couldn’t have a holiday set without this signature best-seller. The original brightening and lightening serum contains a 15% blend of vitamin C to help expedite collagen production and fiercely protect skin from the environmental damage that causes premature aging. Hydrating superstar hyaluronic acid, adds plumping moisture to soften the appearance of lines and argireline delivers a lifting effect that’s been compared to Botox®, as it helps ease facial muscle contractions. You have to try it to believe it.

PREVENTION+ Daily Matte Moisturiser
Applying a daily broad-spectrum sunscreen is the absolute best way to prevent the manifestation of aging signs like wrinkles, dark spots and sagging. This oil-free moisturiser contains a blend of chemical and physical sunscreen to respectively block and absorb UV rays, while apple stem cells promote the longevity of cells. We also included micro-sponge technology to absorb excess oil so you’re left with a shine-free, matte canvas that makes the perfect primer for makeup.

I MASK Biomolecular Anti-Aging Radiance Mask
We included this mask as a bonus to offer a convenient, effective boost of luminescence and anti-aging action. Perfect for jet-setting or the night before or day of an event (office holiday party, anyone?), this ultra-pampering sheet mask infuses your skin with an amino acid complex to help stimulate collagen and elastin, Jeju volcanic oxygen water to deliver a rush of hydration and a copper complex for cell regeneration. You’ll notice an instant glow along with an overall revitalisation ideal for neutralising holiday stress.

STOCKING STUFFERS
Be the Secret Santa of beautiful skin this year by dropping in one of our stocking stuffers – the perfect IMAGE introduction or complement to anyone’s skincare routine.

Merry & Bright Collection
This collection contains travel-size versions of our VITAL C favorites – (mini size)

• VITAL C Hydrating Facial Cleanser: emulsifies makeup, gently removes, nourishes skin with essential antioxidants and vitamins.
• VITAL C Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum: re-energises, evens out and brightens even the dullest of complexions.
• VITAL C Hydrating Enzyme Masque: dissolves dead skin cells that make skin look gloomy and lackluster, while infusing skin with nutrients that encourage a youthful glow.
• VITAL C Hydrating Repair Crème: quenches dryness or dehydration with potent ceramides while soothing winter-afflicted skin.
• PREVENTION + Daily Hydrating Moisturiser: adds a lovely sheer, weightless veil of protection from aging UV rays.

Festive Favorites Collection
This stuffer contains a combination of our popular VITAL C and the MAX products (mini size):

• The MAX Stem Cell Facial Cleanser: removes pore-clogging impurities while delivering pH-balancing, age-defying nutrients into skin for a perfectly refreshed and balanced complexion
• The MAX Stem Cell Serum: multi-layer technology releases nutripeptides and an exclusive blend of plant stem cells deep into the skin to combat the effects of aging and stimulate new collagen.
• VITAL C Hydrating Enzyme Masque: dissolves dead skin cells that make skin look gloomy and lackluster, while infusing skin with nutrients that encourage a youthful glow.
• VITAL C Hydrating Repair Crème: quenches dryness or dehydration with potent ceramides while soothing winter-afflicted skin.
• PREVENTION + Daily Tinted Moisturiser: offers full-on UV and antioxidant protection along with a universally flattering sheer tint to blur out imperfections.

Take the stress out of holiday shopping and, this year, give out good skin! Your loved ones will love you for helping them feel great in their own skin—and that’s priceless.

Click here to find your nearest IMAGE stockist.

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4 ways to get your skin ready for Spring!

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The days are slowly getting longer and you know what that means it’s almost time for cute tops and sandals. But before you start stocking your wardrobe with short shorts, sleeveless tops and sundresses, there are a few skin issues you need to take care of.

Brighten your skin by exfoliating
Just like animals shed their winter coats, you too need to shed all the dry, dead skin from your body to brighten and refresh your look. To do this, invest in an exfoliating cloth or brush and use it with a good exfoliating scrub all over your face and body while you’re in the shower. Once you’re done, make sure to replenish your skin’s hydration by applying a hydrating body lotion all over. Try Image Skincare Ageless Total Resurfacing Masque and Body Spa Exfoliating Body Scrub.

Get rid of unwanted hair
Your legs haven’t seen the light of day since May so why bother shaving them? But as the warmer days make bare-legged outfits more acceptable, you’ll want to get back into your hair removal routine – be it shaving, suagring, waxing, or lasering. Make sure you moisturise afterward any hair removal and try to stay out the sun as skin is more sensitive after hair removal.

Stock up on sunscreen
Sunscreen is important all year round, but now that there’s actually an opportunity for you to spend hours basking in its glow, it’s more important than ever to make sure you protect yourself from harmful UV rays. If you don’t have one already, make sure you pick up a moisturiser with at least SPF 15 that you can (and will) wear every day. Try Image Skincare Prevention+ Daily Ultimate Protection Moisturiser 

Get a skin tune-up
You’re consistent about getting your oil changed and touching up your roots, so here’s another thing to put in your calendar to do every few months: Get a skin tune-up. Visiting the salon for regular facials will help you get rid of blemishes and dead skin, plus, who doesn’t love getting pampered?

Get Spring ready with our skin rescue remedy – an Oxygenating Facial! Click here to find your nearest Image Skincare salon.

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Autumn is the Perfect Time to Peel

As the cooler weather starts to move its way in, your skin starts to really feel it. Cold weather can affect the skin in many ways, from dry and sallow skin, to more bouts of acne. Anyone with any form of sensitive or problem skin knows the woes that come with the season change, and just changing up your at-home skincare routine won’t cut it.

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If you want to improve your skin and any signs of ageing that have come from time in the summer sun, autumn is the perfect time to peel.

The autumn and winter seasons are great times to opt for treatments that can help improve your complexion. With time having passed since you were last hit by the powerful sun’s rays, and months before you will be out in the sun again, your skin is more protected from the difficulties that can occur from too much exposure while your skin is in recovery mode, and healing from your latest peel.

Depending on what Image peel you choose, our powerful peel treatments can address skin concerns ranging from pigment changes and sun damage to extensive wrinkles or lesions. Fine lines and wrinkles can become prominent in the cooler months due to the dry air, so this may be the solution for you!

What is a peel? A chemical peel is a treatment where the skin is cleared and treated with a solution, intended to encourage the growth of new skin over the place of older skin over a period of time. Over the following days, skin will peel and begin the process of creating new layers to replace those that have been destroyed. Skin must be cared for during recovery to ensure proper healing.

Since there are lower UV levels during the colder seasons, it is optimal for recovery. You can indulge your complexion with radical regeneration without risking your beautiful skin, allowing you to enhance the texture, clarity and overall appearance of your skin.

What do peels do to help your skin?

  • Rejuvenate and anti-age
  • Regenerates, hydrates and improves overall look of skin
  • Brightens the complexion
  • Increases the elasticity of the skin
  • Smooths wrinkles
  • Unifies uneven pigmentation and hyperpigmentation
  • Softens rough, uneven skin
  • Eliminates minor acne scars and improves condition of acne-prone skin
  • Reduces the size of pores

Autumn is the perfect time to resurface your skin back to beautiful. Find your local Image stockist to book in a peel.

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Worldwide Launch Party 2017 Event Recap

Every year, the top licensed skincare professionals, estheticians, industry professionals, and select beauty & wellness media convene across the globe at IMAGE Skincare’s highly anticipated Worldwide Launch Parties. These launches are already the largest skincare events in the World, but every year, the events somehow manage to top the last, both in attendance and sheer excitement. Bruno Mars’ 24k Magic was the theme of the 2017 launch and it certainly lived up to it, with launch parties across the globe laden with black and gold accents to set the party – for the launch of Image Skincare’s NEW product releases – in motion.

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From the moment our guests sashayed into the pumping room, with masquerade masks on and balloons filling the room, the excitement was palpable if our wired team had anything to show for it! Guests were treated to not only product unveilings and playing around with the new formulas and products, but the powerful story behind the brand, and what motivates them to continue in their venture for effective, clinically proven skincare for everyone, no matter their circumstance or condition.

Sipping on champagne, taking YANA Collagen shots and partaking in the “Masquerade Selfie Challenge”, guests were also thrilled to receive a gift bag of the revolutionary new products.

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In 2017, we are excited to unveil our best and brightest launch events to date, and we’ve got more than just a few reasons why…all will be unveiled soon.

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Why you should be using Hyaluronic Acid

While hyaluronic acid isn’t a new, fresh ingredient, you may be only just starting to hear about it now. This ultimate anti-ageing, skin hydrating booster isn’t entirely new to the skincare scene, but many people don’t know exactly what it is and what it’s used for.

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Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance created in our bodies already, but doesn’t always work to the best of its ability when it is not boosted by a topical formula. Simply put, hyaluronic acid is a hydrator. It binds 1000 times its weight in water, helping to diminish the ageing process.

The benefits of hyaluronic acid are clear:

  • Its moisture-binding properties attract and store moisture in the skin for optimal hydration 24/7
  • Hyaluronic acid plumps and hydrates, which weakens during the ageing process
  • Leaves skin feeling soft, smooth and hydrated, making the skin look more radiant
  • Improves the appearance of dine lines by plumping and firming the skin
  • Hydrates and calms even redness-prone and congested skin types like rosacea sufferers

Hyaluronic acid is not only for those suffering from dry, red and dehydrated skin. It is suitable to use even on oily, sensitive and acne-prone skin, making it the ultimate multi-tasker for all skin types. While its lightweight formulation absorbs immediately, it allows enough time to maximise nourishing of the skin as soon as it is applied.

Image Skincare’s VITAL C range is the perfect solution to dry, dull and dehydrated skin with most of its product line containing hyaluronic acid as its key ingredient. VITAL C protects skin from harsh environmental stressors with a rich blend of botanicals, targeting visible skin dehydration with a multi-depth hydrating formula, to create a soothing and healthy way to improve skin

Products containing hyaluronic acid:

Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum

Hydrating Repair Crème

Hydrating Enzyme Masque

Hydrating Intense Moisturiser

Hydrating Eye Recovery Gel

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