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Acne

If you’ve been sleeping constantly, or slightly out of the beauty news loop, you may not have heard about the latest facial skincare “trend”: oils.  No longer do we run from oil, screaming like a banshee, while imagining zits exploding on our face. No.  As most of us know, that silly old wives’ tale about oil making you break out is FALSE. In fact, there are many (but not all) oils that are awesome for your face, and can even help clear up troubled skin!

For those Bionic Beauties who are just learning about skincare oils, below is a super helpful article from Total Beauty which outlines some benefits and some of the newest product releases…

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11 Best New Beauty Oils 

These new picks will motivate you to use oils in every step of your beauty routine



11 Best New Beauty Oils 

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article

Remember when we wanted everything in our beauty regimen to be oil-free? Well, those days are long gone. From nail care to hair color, every beauty category is experiencing an oilboom. Why? Oils are not only moisturizing and nurturing, but they’re also loaded with antioxidants. We tried dozens of the newest oils and came up with an entire beauty routine that is oil-based. Click ahead to see how beauty oils can beautify you from head to toe. 

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Stay tuned for my upcoming article covering an intro to oils, fun facts, myths, and how to use oils easily, and inexpensively, in your skincare routine!  In the meantime, feel free to ask any oily Q’s below.

Here’s to skincare smarts and oily mythbusting,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog

Skincare 101: 7 New Ingredients to Look For

by Jami Summers on May 1, 2013 · 4 comments

Shopping for skin care products can be a nightmare. Especially for a self-acknowledged, obsessive label reader like me. Combine that with the fact that SO many companies do not seem to include all their actual ingredients on the labels (side note: smaller, indie skincare companies seem to be completely and wonderfully honest in their labeling; the bigger brand names are the ones I’ve noticed that artfully neglect some of their ingredients).

Ingredients lists are long, scientific and frequently boring; but here’s a quick list of seven new skincare ingredients to keep your peepers peeled for during your next online or in-store shopping trip!

TotalBeauty.com
7 New Skincare Ingredients To Get Excited About

Retinols and glycolic acids are so yesterday. Get updated on the new buzz-worthy skin care ingredients

 

7 New Skincare Ingredients To Get Excited About

This is a TotalBeauty.com Skin care article

When it comes to the beauty products we use everyday, skincare is where the science is. New skin care ingredients and skin care advancements are being discovered practically every day. The tried and true concoctions should still hold a place in your skin care regimen (don’t skimp on the SPF and don’t give up on retinol just yet!), but there are new and exciting skin care ingredients that you should introduce into your regular routine. Click ahead to get the 411 on the special skincare ingredients you should try.

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Stay sane on the skincare aisle,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog

Bionic Homemade: Oat and Honey Facial Cream

by JoyceyCouture on January 26, 2011 · 6 comments

Welcome to another installment of Bionic Beauty Homemade with Joycey Couture!

Looking for a way to maintain a radiant, healthy glow in the midst of winter? With no need to measure a thing, try this simple recipe!

Want skin as soft as this baby? Try this DIY Oat and Honey Facial Cream!

Ingredients:

  • Oats
  • Honey
  • Yogurt (Plain)
  • Ground Almonds

Directions:
Read on…

The Bionic Beauty blog finds free samples of beauty and cosmetics products - Get free samples of Playtex tampons, Kotex tampons, miracle skin care cream, Eucerin body lotion, Redken Men hair care, and Head and Shoulders shampoo and conditioner
Happy Sunday, Bionic Beauties! Here are the latest fabulous beauty-related free samples that I’ve rounded up.

My computer crashed this week, hence my offline-ness. I’m working on getting some sort of work-around set up. Man I tell ya, I would swear Mars was in retrograde from my luck with electronics and gadgets this month!

Anyhow, on to the freebies!!!

First, let’s get the tampon samples out of the way- Grab your trial pack of Playtex Sport tampons and another set from the new “trendy” U by Kotex.

Skin care fans, grab up a free sample of Miracle Skin Transformer skin care cream. I can’t say how it works, since I have not personally tried this brand, but I’d love to hear what you all think once you test your samples!

For the men, or even for those of us who like spicier scented hair, pick up the new Redken for Men Clean Spice 2-in-1 Conditioning Shampoo freebie!
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Bionic Homemade: Recover from summer beauty recipes

by JoyceyCouture on September 13, 2010 · 9 comments

Welcome to another installment of Bionic Beauty Homemade with Joycey Couture!

1 cup freshly ground dirt
4 cups chlorinated water
3 cups salt water
3 tbsp sunscreen

Add a dash of sweat and you’re set… for one harsh summer. Now of course we all know summer is coming to an end, but the heat is still raging in the majority of the USA.  Why not protect your skin and hair, and rejuvenate them for a beautiful fall!

Here are a few do-it-yourself beauty treatments that I’ve found and tested to help you do just this.  And like always, the ingredients are inexpensive and all-natural!

Bionic Beauty founder Jami, and co-editor Joyce, enjoy a summer vacation and share DIY homemade beauty recipes

For the Mug

  • Looking for a face mask designed for most skin types? Try this one~ Combine 1 egg yolk, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt and 1/2 teaspoon of virgin olive oil.  Just leave the mixture on your face for 10 minutes and rinse it off.
  • For oily or acne-prone skin~ Try a mask that will help soothe the skin.  Take 1 ripe banana and blend it with 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.  Leave on for 15 minutes.
  • If you have dry skin~ Mix half of a mashed avocado with 1/4 cup of honey for a mask that will add tons of moisture to your face.  Leave on for 10 minutes.
  • Fruit based facial toners~ Sliced strawberries, grapes and cucumbers act as natural toners to tighten skin and shrink pores.  Yum!  Just rub the slices over your skin after cleansing.  Got oily skin?  Use sliced lemons to reduce shine.

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