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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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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 Bionic Beauty on 01.May.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!

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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

Freebie Found: Calico Minerals skin care

by Bionic Beauty on 19.Mar.2013 · 3 comments

The Bionic Beauty blog finds free samples of beauty and cosmetics products
Only one quick freebie today, but it’s a pretty darn nice one…

Try out a freebie of Calico Minerals “3-step” facial skin care routine.  Your sample pack will include toner, moisturizer and and a serum!

Stay happy,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog

The Bionic Beauty blog finds free samples of beauty and cosmetics productsHow was your Thanksgiving?  

Things went wonderful here… we made (and ate) a mega-ton of delicious food.   Pretty much the whole shebang was made from scratch except the turkey of course.  And it was 100% gluten-free!  If you want to see what we ate at Bionic Headquarters – I made up a nifty little graphic menu and posted it for y’all to see!

Have yourself a happy head o’ hair with a freebie of Aveeno’s Nourish + Strengthen hair care collection.

Try out the new Instant Smoothing Gel facial care goodie from Innovative Skincare… for free!

Make yourself smell yummy with a free sample of Fleur fragrance oil concentrate (USA only).

Problem skin? Check out this freebie from Pristine Skin Care. Just fill out the quickie form which includes some check boxes for you to I.D. your own skin issues.

And finally… another free sample for your skin from Bellamore Anti-Aging Skin Care!

Stay happy, well-fed, and beautiful,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog

The Bionic Beauty blog finds free samples of beauty and cosmetics products
Hey, hey, hey!  It’s almost turkey day!  Tis the season to start filling the freezer with homemade veggie stocks, whipping up cookie dough (I adore having frozen rolls of dough already waiting for my next Cookie Monster fit!), pie crusts and bread.  But… take a quick break from all the holiday prep to snap up these soon-to-be-gone freebies!

Snag a sample pack duo of Aveda INVATI exfoliating shampoo and conditioner by downloading this short pdf form/page, filling it out and bringing it into your local Aveda salon.  Offer expires June 20, 2013.

Try out a freebie of Calico Minerals’ “3-step” facial skin care routine.  Your sample pack will include toner, moisturizer and and a serum!

Want a teensy tropical vacation?  Get a free sample of Tropical Breeze fragrance and then kick your imagination into high gear.

Stay warm and stay bionic,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog