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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Rice, the secret ingredient for a radiant skin

Unlikely ingredients continue to show up in skin care products. Ever wonder what they actually do? We uncover the extraordinary science behind these surprising components.

A Staple Through and Through
Rice has long been used as both a skin treatment and beauty enhancer in many different countries. Each form has a specific purpose to make your skin healthy and luminous:

  • Seeds: Folk medicine practitioners have used rice seeds to treat various aliments such as psoriasis, inflammation, dryness and eczema.
  • Starch: Women in Europe and Asia began to use rice to soften and beautify their skin after discovering that the starch in rice is a natural talcum that soothes and softens the skin.
  • Bran: Rice bran has been found to offer intense moisturization, anti-aging properties and UV protection.
  • Powder: The addition of rice powder to mineral foundations can soothe skin irritations, provide a cooling effect and allow those with sensitive skin to wear a powder foundation minus the itchiness that can occur with mica-based products. Rice powder aids in smooth application by adding a silky texture to makeup formulations.

courtesy of: SkinStore.com

CLEANSE:
BORBA HD Illuminating Plasma Crystals
BORBA HD Illuminating Plasma Crystals
EW HD-Illuminating Plasma Crystals are a revolutionary 2-step treatment using advanced, high definition plasma technology and prismatic micro-diamonds to dramatically resurface and re-texturize skin.

Innovative in its design, this luxurious product warms itself to deeply cleanse and minimize the appearance of pores as it enhances youthful luminosity and flawlessness. The crystals also help skin to optimally reflect light so it looks picture perfect.

About Plasma Technology:
Plasma is an extraordinary substance used in advanced optical technology to help provide extraordinary definition, vibrancy and clarity to illuminated images. Plasma 'high-def' technology is the inspiration for BORBA's new HD Illuminating Plasma Crystals. This new diamond-dermabrasion treatment, designed with innovative silver plasma technology and pure micro-diamonds, helps improve the visible quality of skin so it appears smoother, brighter and more youthful-looking skin.


BOOST:
Dr. Brandt Pore Effect
Dr. Brandt Pore Effect
Powerful and clarifying, this formula stimulates cellular turnover, calms redness and irritation and sweeps away blockage.Benefits:Helps clear acne. Refines enlarged pores. Key product in clearing hormonal and stress related acne.


MOISTURIZE:
Freeze 24/ 7 IceCream Double Scoop Intensive Anti-Aging Moisturizer
Freeze 24/ 7 IceCream Double Scoop Intensive Anti-Aging Moisturizer
A smoothing, moisturizing complex that provides intense hydration while nourishing, firming and toning skin- provides immediate and long term benefits.
This high-tech, super-charged skincare cocktail takes the moisturizing experience to the next level. Luxurious and exceptionally hydrating, IceCream Double Scoop™ by Freeze 24/7™ is a powerful moisturizing complex of ingredients that hydrates the skin while providing serious anti-aging benefits.