Guinot Lait Hydra Bronze

 

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Guinot Hydra Bronze

Ideal Skin Type: All Skins

Guest Blogger: Erin Ryan

 


Growing up, I was a huge sun bather, I just couldn’t get enough!  The darker I got, the more sun I would crave! Summer days were spent laying at the beach or pool for many hours, trying to achieve the perfect bronzed body.   Now that I am educated on what those extended days in the sun actually did to my skin, I’ve looked for other, safer ways to achieve the same summer glow without the risk.  This is why, when Guinot introduced their Lait Hydra Bronze moisturizer, I knew I had to try it!  I have tried so many creams claiming to give a natural looking tan.  I have experienced the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to self-tanners.  But that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t try one more!

 

15% off Guinot Lait Hydra Bronze May 27th – June 2nd


Guinot’s Hydra Bronze is unlike any other cream I’ve tried before.  It also applies evenly every time, and I have yet to see any streaks or unnatural looking pigments.  The cream itself is white, which means it won’t rub off on your clothes or sheets.  The color develops into a soft brown, so there will be no orange in sight! What really surprised me was that this cream doesn’t just tan your skin, it’s also moisturizing it too!  I was amazed at how hydrated my skin felt after applying the cream.  There wasn’t any need for body lotion!  Also Lait Hydra Bronze was created to be used on both the face and body. The main ingredients in the Lait Hydra Bronze is DHA and Erythrulose,which is what gives the skin a tan pigmentation that intensifies with continued use. It also contains a Hydrocyte Complex.  This is what gives your skin all the hydration it’s going to need.

 

 

How To Use For Best Results: 


To get the most out of this product, I would recommend exfoliating your skin beforehand.  Removing the dead skin cells on your body will result in a more natural-looking and longer-lasting tan.  Use Lait Hydra Bronze right after getting out of the shower and drying off with a towel. Your skin can soak up all of the hydration that this cream provides. When applying it to your face, blend the cream down your neck and onto your decollete; this will give you a more natural look. This cream can be used several times a week to maintain or increase the desired level of color.  It is important to remember that this cream is not a sun protectant, you will still need to use an SPF if you plan to be out in the sun.

 

 

 

 

 

Product Of The Week: Guinot Youth Time Foundation

 

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Featured Product: Youth Time Foundation

Ideal Skin Type: All Skin Types

Guest Blogger: Storie Olsen

 

 

 


I am someone who is very into makeup.  Even as a little girl, I would go through my mother’s makeup drawer and turn my face into what I thought was a masterpiece (that’s debatable.) When I learned that Guinot was coming out with a foundation last year, my ears instantly perked up.

 

15% off Guinot Youth Time Foundation May 20th – May 26th

 

When I first tried Youth Time Foundation, I was initially impressed with the amount of pigmentation this product had.  With just a light application the coverage was pretty good, I was able to hide marks from blemishes fairly easily.  After having it on my skin for a while I started to notice the texture of my skin.  It left my skin feeling smooth, almost velvety.  This is not something I’ve found with other foundations on the market.  When the foundation was on, it gave my skin a perfect mix of a matte and dewy finish. There wasn’t any “shine” to my skin, but there was a definite glow about it.  Also I noticed when I started wearing it, I was receiving more compliments on how healthy I looked. When I apply my foundation, I find it easiest to do so with my fingers.  The texture and consistency of the actual foundation is very similar to a face cream.

 

 Click below to see a demonstration on how I apply Youth Time Foundation


Now that I’ve gone on about how great the foundation looks on the skin, let me explain why.  Youth Time contains Optical Fillers and Spherical Fillers of Hyaluronic Acid.  What this does is it literally fills in the grooves of wrinkles making the skin appear more plump.  This foundation also includes Vitamin E, Seaweed, and Green Tea extracts.  These ingredients are amazing because they are actually slowing down the aging process, by strengthening skin elasticity.

 

One negative is that this foundation is that it currently only has 3 colors. However I do find that the colors are fairly easy to blend and can suit a variety of light to medium complexions.

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Why use a Guinot Gommage Exfoliator?

 

Why should you be using an exfoliator?  To remove dead cell and reveal Healthy new vibrant skin!

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The epidermis (top layer of skin) is composed of roughly 30 dead cell layers.  When the outer layers are dehydrated (contributing factors: over sun exposure, not enough protection against the elements, sickness, aging, etc) this causes the skin to become dull and lifeless.  Fatigue, stress and time all contribute to the loss of radiance, resulting in lack of elasticity in the skin. The outer epidermis layers become clogged with dehydrated cells, which slow down cellular removal which adds to the complexion appearing dull and lifeless.  Thus there is an extreme importance to using at home exfoliants, which enable the skin to breath, revealing a more youthful and radiant complexion.
 
 
Guinot has developed two very important home care exfoliating (or in French, Gommage) products. It has only been in the last ten years that we in the skin care industry have become aware of the importance of regular cell removal.
Both of these exfoliators that Guinot makes are extremely popular and effective home care products. Each one is different and goes about removing dead cells in different ways.  One exfoliant is granule based, while the other in fruit-acid based.  Both are very easy to apply, and give outstanding results.

 
Gommage Grain D’eclat: This exfoliator contains micronized manmade granules in a cream, which is applied to a dry skin and gently sloughed off after the cream has dried on the skin. It is the most gentle of exfoliants, and contains jojoba oil, which instantly moisturizes the skin and  prepares the skin for optimal results with the products to follow, such as a mask or moisturizer.

 
 
Gommage Biologique: This exfoliator gently exfoliates fragile and sensitive skin.  It contains AHA natural fruit acids and green tea, which  is a stimulating antioxidant that gives a youthful boost to the complexion.
 
 

When used on a regular basis these products are of great value to anyone interested in a healthy glowing complexion.  Please see the video above that we have prepared for you to see how to best use each of these exfoliators.
 
 

How to achieve glowing, Summer ready legs

Now it’s May the weather is getting warmer out, and its time to break out those shorts hemlines, and show off those lovely legs of yours! What’s that?  Your legs aren’t ready to see the light of day?   Well this month we are offering some of our personal tips on how to get you glowing, Summer ready legs.

Step 1

The first step is exfoliation. I recommend using Biotone Micronized Beads, this product is easy to use in the shower or bath, and comes in many exciting aromas. A good scrub will slough away dead skin cells, leaving the body, legs and arms glowing and polished. Your skin will feel amazingly soft. I recommend during the summer months to do a full body scrub every seven days, and more frequently on the areas that tend to get dryer quicker, such as the elbows, knees, and feet.

Step 2

The next step for beautiful legs is to moisturize at least twice a day, once in the morning after bathing, and then again in the evening.  Biotone also offers amazing body butters in array of scents; Milk & Honey is one of my personal favorites. Moisturizing is very important to maintaining the skins youthful soft glow.  Every time you use soap on your skin you are stripping tiny water lipids away, leaving the skin parched and increases the ageing process.

Suggested Spa Treatment

If you are looking for a professional approach to glowing summer legs, The Fountains offers a spa Body Polish treatment.  This is very popular during this time of the year. You start off with receiving a full body scrub given by one of our massage therapists, using a Biotone scrub. Once your body has been fully exfoliated you will head to the shower to rinse off the product along with your dead skin, revealing a new supple layer of skin.  At this point your therapist will lead you back to your room, where they will apply a thick layer of Biotone body butter, sealing in moisture and delivering a nice healthy glow.

Step 3

To take your legs to the next step of being summer-ready I would recommend introducing yourself to sunless tanning. It is a great way to maintain that healthy sun-kissed tan without damaging your skin. By exfoliating your skin prior to applying a tanning product makes it almost impossible to leave streaks.  Guinot offers a wonderful sunless tanning lotion for both the face and the body.  Generally a sun-less tan will last you roughly a week. To ensure that you receive a long lasting tan, it’s recommended to keep up with moisturizing your skin on a daily basis.   As long as your skin is moist and exfoliated you can be assured of a perfect sunless tan.

Have fun showing off your beautiful legs this summer, and get ready for the all the compliments you will receive!