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Top Lip Care Tips For All Seasons

Social media has helped focus a lot of attention on the lips these days, “the Kylie Jenner Effect”. Yes, these days we can easily inject filler in the office to make your lips more plump and kissable with little down time and minimal discomfort, but what’s the use if you don’t take care of what your mama gave you?

More than lip service

If I’m being honest, I probably remember sun protection for my lips 50% of the time when I plan for a beach day, and 0% of the time on a normal work day. This is not enough, and I know better. The skin over your lips is extremely thin and sensitive and requires extra attention to keep your pout sultry and healthy. Everyone knows about using SPF for their face and body, but ultraviolet radiation from the sun can really add up in the delicate skin over the lip leading to both aesthetic and medical problems.

How does sun exposure affect my lips?

Cosmetically, ultraviolet exposure can affect collagen production in the lips over time, and repeat exposure can lead to thinning of the lips and those vertical lines around the lips known as “smokers’ lines” (how ‘80s!). A chronic dry, cracked tender lip (the lower lip more commonly than the upper lip) can mean that you’ve developed “actinic cheilitis”, which, aside from not being pretty, is a precancerous condition that can develop into squamous cell cancer of the lips (yikes!). Other types of lip can cancer can develop too, including basal cell cancer. Those who have fairer skin, blond hair, blue eyes, or a history of skin cancers are most at risk, though we must all be vigilant.

Some great products to protect your lips all year long

Lips need extra loving in both the summer sun, and harsh winter air.  B. Kamins Laboratories Lip Balm SPF 20 UVA/UVB sunscreen helps prevent sun damage, including unsightly and uncomfortable lip sore breakouts and also helps to repair dry, chapped, sore lips once the damage is done.

Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream – this versatile cream from Japan can be used on both the lips and the body to help lighten your beauty regimen load. The rich balm is enriched with vitamin E, vitamin B2, and camphor, but without sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals or phthalates, so it’s suitable for even the most sensitive, and allergic.

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Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance’s 19th Annual Super Saturday

On Saturday, July 30th, over 2000 people attended the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance’s (OCRFA) 19th annual Super Saturday. The highly anticipated event took place in the heart of The Hamptons, on the lush grounds of Nova’s Ark Project in Water Mill, New York. It was hosted by Kelly Ripa, Donna Karan and Gabby Karan de Felice. I spotted loads of other celebrities too including Christy Turlington, Molly Sims, Ingrid Vandebosch, Kristen Taekman and Star Jones.

From humble beginnings

The first Super Saturday took place in 1998. It was held in the backyard of the late Liz Tilberis’ (former Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar) home in the Hamptons. She was the then-president of OCRF, and had been diagnosed with the disease herself. From these backyard beginnings, the event has evolved into a day-long, star-studded designer shopping extravaganza attended by over 2,000 people. In addition to 30 – 50% off premier designer brands, there is a children’s carnival and delicious catered lunch (and cocktails, of course). There are always fun “experience tents” as well – you can enjoy an Essie manicure, get a psychic reading and more!

This year’s selection was fantastic! Designers included Ralph Lauren, Vince, Theory, Alice + Olivia, Vilebrequin, Magaschoni and Michael Kors. Beauty brands such as B. Kamins Laboratories and Ahava were also in attendance among many others. All Super Saturday proceeds fund OCRFA’s research initiatives.

So what is behind all the glitz and fanfare?

A not too glamorous story, I’m afraid. For the past 15 years I have been involved with Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance in different capacities. OCRFA has led the way in research, advocacy and support for patients and their families for over 22 years. The organization’s mission is to fund critical research on ovarian cancer and its work has led to earlier detection of the disease and will ultimately lead to a cure.

I was introduced to the organization by a dear friend of my mother’s who ultimately lost her battle with this terrible disease after many years of perseverance. There are people we cross paths with that leave a distinct impression and Ina Feuerstein was one of them. She was such a lovely, warm, positive woman. I admired the joy and kindness that she exuded especially in the face of such a debilitating disease. She inspired me to learn more. I was shocked to learn that most women never presented with symptoms, and by the time the cancer was detected, it was so advanced that it usually amounted to a death sentence.

Moreover, for years, and unfortunately to this day, when women go to their physicians complaining of lower abdominal cramps or bloating, they are usually dismissed and told that they probably just have gas. If women report a change in their eating habits – either a sharp decrease in appetite or feeling full quickly, they are often told that they are probably just stressed or anxious. If they have an increase in the frequency or urgency of urination, women are again brushed off and told that this is what happens with age. Though the tide is beginning to turn, it seems that even amongst the healthcare community’s elite, lady parts and diseases associated with them, tend to be overlooked or dismissed. Many women feeling ashamed that they now fit the stereotypical emotional woman archetype, go home quietly not realizing that these are symptoms of ovarian cancer. Down the road when the disease is finally diagnosed, it’s too late.

Ovarian Cancer seemed to be an important women’s issue that does not receive nearly enough attention and I’m a woman! I wanted to help change that and joined the Jr. Board.

To learn more about Super Saturday and OCRFA, please visit OCRFA.

By: Alyssa Barrie Weiss, Twitter @AlyssaBarrie

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Shop The Sale With 40% Off Travel Beauty

In case you haven’t heard, we are having a huge sale at Travel Beauty: 40% off all B. Kamins LaboratoriesBlissElemis andJuvena products. All prices are already marked down so no code is necessary. We are talking over 35 skin and body care products at significantly reduced prices. We know…we’re excited, too! Some clients have approached us for shopping advice – how to best take advantage of these enticing prices?

We’ve put together a list of some of our most-beloved products from these brands. If you still have questions about which products would best suit your skin needs, reach out to us! You can email us at concierge@travelbeauty.com or give us a ring at888.717.8790.

Travel Beauty Top Product Picks from B. Kamins, Elemis, Bliss & Juvena

B. Kamins Renewal Serum: The perfect serum for someone overwhelmed by the vast selection and textures of serums. This serum has a lotion-like texture, so it’s more moisturizing than gel-based formulas and is easy to apply – just two pumps is enough for your entire face and neck. It effectively deals with all skin concerns: helps restore clarity, radiance and suppleness to damaged, wrinkled skin. It reduces blotchiness, refines skin texture and helps increase cell turnover to diminish the visible effects of harsh environmental influences.

B. Kamins BB Cream: This BB gets an A+! This 8-in-1 multi-tasking beauty balm is packed with antioxidants, vitamins and peptides to help firm skin, smooth out wrinkles and combat damage caused by sun, stress and aging. The universally flattering shade can be used by all skin types and tones and provides sheer, luminous, natural-looking coverage…not to mention all day hydration. It immediately brightens complexion and evens out skin tone.

Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Eye Mask: These little miracle masks are a must-have for everyone – especially as we enter holiday party season! They brighten, de-puff and de-line the under eye area with 3 forms of glow-inducing oxygenation, antioxidant vitamin C and puff-pummeling cucumber extract. In just 15 minutes flat, they revive and refresh your entire face.

Elemis Pro Intense Eye & Lip Contour Cream: We love this multi-tasking cream. It contains active plant stem cells that work with the skin’s natural function to protect the shape of skin cells and tighten the collagen network. It defends against environmental damage and limits skin degradation by inhibiting the production of harmful enzymes. But the benefits are not only long term, you’ll see immediate results as well: It effectively plumps and firms the lips and the delicate skin around the eye to reveal a more youthful, renewed and remodeled look. This is your #1 weapon to prevent vertical lip lines and lipstick feathering.

Juvena Instant Optimal Look Mask: Whatever “skincident” you are experiencing, this mask is sure to help. The creamy and cooling formula contains a concentrated cocktail of caffeine, soybean oil and Juvena’s innovative Light Shadow Equalizer to immediately soften the appearance of small shadows, lines and wrinkles. You’ll get a radiant, revived look and silky-soft skin IN JUST FIVE MINUTES. This mask is essential for travel and perfect for pre-party prep.

We could go on and on – It is so hard to choose! Other rockstar products worth noting:

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From B. Kamins Laboratories

From Elemis

  • Frangipani Monoi Body OilSimply devine and fast absorbing – you can’t go wrong!
  • Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing SerumWill give you the most luminous complexion.
  • Exotic Cream Moisturising Mask: Anti-aging mask ideal for mature and dry skin – fights sagging turkey neck with a vengeance!

From Bliss

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The Best Beauty and Grooming Gifts from Around The Globe

You’ll Be Presently Surprised…

Finding the perfect gifts for all the people in your life can leave you in a less than merry mood. If you have a few persnickety people who are particularly hard to buy for, “getting in the holiday spirit” can feel more like The Conjuring, Part 2. Don’t drown yourself in eggnog just yet. The Travel Beauty Team is here to show you some of the best and most unique beauty and grooming gift ideas sure to delight everyone on your list.

Grooming Gift Guy-de

He may not want to admit it, but your guy wants—he needs—grooming products! We’ve selected some of our spectacular men’s grooming products to feature each day this week in our Gift Guy-de. So far, we’ve featured the Taylor of Old Bond Street Super Badger Shaving Brush and Elemis S.O.S. Survival cream. Tune in to our Facebook & Twitter profiles for tons of unique grooming gifts we know your guy will love.

Girls Just Wanna Get Gifts

Girls need gifts too! Whether you are buying for yourself or a lady in your life, here are some unique beauty gift ideas from the Travel Beauty Team: Right now, we are slathering on Institut Estherderm’s marvelous self-tanning products for face and body to help retain our healthy glow throughout the winter months. These non-streaky formulations never turn orangey and are completely idiot proof – even on the fairest of skin. Another fabulous face cream that gives great glow is B. Kamins Laboratories’ BB Cream. This multi-tasking beauty balm is a skin primer, protector and perfecter all in one!  It’s packed with antioxidants, vitamins and peptides to provide extensive age control benefits and fight damage caused by UV, stress and aging. It goes on smooth and blends instantly, without the chalky finish we’ve found with other BB creams. The lightweight formula provides sheer, luminous, natural-looking coverage and the shade is universally flattering. A one-size-fits-all-wonder!

Beauty & Grooming Gifts To Buy For….

Still completely overwhelmed by your To Buy For list? Travel Beauty is offering a special service to help you pick the perfect gift for friends, family, colleagues and everyone else on your holiday list! Tell us about who you are shopping for (gender, age, lifestyle, etc.) and how much you would like to spend, and we will select from our array of luxury beauty and grooming products to put together a variety of bespoke gift options for you! You can email us at customerservice@travelbeauty.com or call us at 888-717-8790.

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