The Original Beauty Blog
Aesthetician Recommended and Blemish Approved Concealer Posted by Liz Belford, July 30 2015
Jane Iredale's Zap&Hide® Blemish Concealer should be in your makeup bag!
An eye treatment as well as a concealer containing conditioners such as jojoba esters and avocado oil, both high in vitamins A, C, D and E, the Zap&Hide Blemish Concealer contains green tea extract, a potent antioxidant.
Did we mention it was also a SELF Healthy Beauty Award Winner?
Here's how Jane recommends using Zap&Hide Blemish Concealer:
- Use alone or brush minerals on top
- Creamy texture glides over the skin and dries to a silky finish
- Each shade may be used separately, or blended to better match complexion
More Beauty Tips:
- To cover dark circles, choose a color that matches your skin tone or is slightly lighter.
- Circle\Delete #2 combines a light and medium peach-especially good for neutralizing blue circles.
- To disguise puffiness, stipple the lighter color on the inner and outer corners of the eye. Apply the darker color to the puffiest area. Light colors stand out; dark colors recede.
Treat your eyes to a little nourishment and at the same time, tell those blemish's to beat it! Get the all natural Zap&Hide Blemish Concealer by Jane Iredale today. You can also nourish your knowledge of other high quality, all natural, Jane Iredale mineral make-up products like 24-karat gold dust, or Absence Oil Control Primer, available for every beautiful face!
Natural Organic Face and Body Moisturizers by Primavera to Balance, Calm, Renew, Revitalize Skin Posted by Liz Belford, July 23 2015
Natural fragrances by Primavera have the power to motivate, inspire and stimulate the body and mind. A morning ritual, an inspired afternoon, a peaceful sleep. Primavera face and body products connect people with the purest joys of nature, inviting the discovery of perfect balance every day. We admire that!
Primavera is among the first to embrace the formulation of natural, synthetic free skincare and spa based products which, with their expertise in traditional formulation allowed for "green chemistry" - the fusion of science and naturals to create effective products. Now aren't you glad you stopped by Rosewater Boutique?
Primavera Revitalizing Intensive Seed Oil Capsules.
These biodegradable, vegetable based capsules deliver anti-aging benefits with perfect doses of hydration. See the natural ingredients they contain.
Primavera Calming Moisture Cream.
This soothing moisturizer deeply hydrates as it rebuilds skin's moisture barrier, helps the skin protect itself from external irritants and soothes away redness and sensitivity.
Pure Nature. Perfect Balance. When is the best time to start taking care of your skin? Now.
Herbalind Mild and Gentle Hand & Body Moisturizer Posted by Liz Belford, July 16 2015
Herbalind Professional Hand & Body Care is a wonderful line of products to beautify the hands and soften and moisturize skin. Unique in its composition, the glycerin and silicon ingredients act like an invisible glove, protecting skin for hours.
Herbalind products are extremely mild and gentle, with a special hydrating formula to help restore softness and lock in moisture...indispensable for total body care.
This is one of the bestselling hand and body treatments, trusted and recommended by aestheticians and salon professionals worldwide!
Herbalind Bath Oils infused with lavender, rosemary, melissa, eucalyptus, and Juniper offer a gentle way to relieve stress, tension, combat fatigue, helping calm and balance your body and mind.
Shop the specially chosen line of Herbalind hand creams, body lotions, and bathoils now! You'll be relaxed momentarily...
3 Secret Weapons Every Girl Should Own Posted by Liz Belford, July 09 2015
Nope, not chocolate, wine and cheese (this time). Every girl needs these 3 weapons in her arsenal to help keep her looking and feeling great!
Secret Weapon #1: Clarisonic Sonic Cleansing System.
Sonic cleansing that is gentle yet powerful, appropriate for all skin types, and offer these benefits
Imperfections & Lack of Clarity
6x better cleansing than hands alone, Clarisonic Cleansing Brushes clean deeply to remove the dirt, debris and oil that clogs pores and causes imperfections and dullness.
Oil & Shine
Deep pore cleansing reduces oily appearance, Clarisonic Cleansing Brushes effectively reduce oily patches where sebum accumulates by cleaning deeper than traditional methods.
Improves appearance of mature skin. Without a build-up of makeup and debris, skin appears softer and smoother, and is primed to better absorb topical treatments.
Fragile & Sensitive Skin
Gentle enough for daily use without disrupting the skin barrier, Clarisonic Cleansing Brushes very gently cleanse skin without pulling or abrading.
Learn more about the Clarisonic system and buy it now!
Secret Weapon #2 : The Original Beauty Blender - Makeup's best friend
The world’s first edgeless makeup sponge ensures flawless application of any complexion product, powder, cream blush and more.
- demystifies makeup application
- makes every woman a makeup artist!
- exclusive beautyblender® material ensures impeccable application.
- no streaking, less product waste and an airbrushed finish
- easy to use: wet.squeeze.bounce
Buy your Original Beauty Blender here!
Secret Weapon #3: Handmade Natural Bikini Brush
Revitalize your skin with a handmade natural brush! Dry brushing helps to:
- remove dead skin cells
- stimulate circulation
- eliminate body toxins
- reduce the appearance of cellulite
It's time! Hop on over to the boutique to get yours now!
What a Catch! Sans Soucis Marine Cellular Skincare Posted by Liz Belford, July 02 2015
Sans Soucis marine ingredients like algae extract, plankton and thermal spring water are blended together with highly efficient cell substances like hyaluronic acid, magnolia and aloe vera extract, to produce unique skincare products that help the skin, in a very natural way, keep its youthful look.
Sans Soucis Marine Ingredients...
Algae extract: provides long-lasting moisture, prevents water loss in skin, balances skin’s moisture level
Plankton: improves skin’s own defense functions, supports natural cell renewal, stimulates skin’s own moisture supply
Thermal spring water: rich in minerals and trace elements, supports skin’s wellbeing, improves skin cell function
Sans Soucis Cellular Ingredients...
Hyaluronic acid: evens fine lines and wrinkles, skin looks firmer and smoother
Aloe vera: imparts lavish moisture, has a soothing effect, supports skin cell structure
Magnolia extract: counteracts inflammation, soothes skin
Plant stem cells: effective anti-aging ingredients, support cell renewal
Want to know more? Watch and listen to this beautiful video. Get the regenerative powers of Sans Soucis Skincare working for you right now!
Mai Couture: Revolutionizing Beauty One Sheet at a Time Posted by Liz Belford, June 25 2015
Featured in Seventeen, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Today, Real Simple and StyleWatch.
Mai Couture are innovators in beauty and are going to revolutionize the way to apply makeup! How many times have you had blush break all over the inside of your handbag or have a sudden dinner to go to and no way to touch up your makeup?
Mai Couture is the world’s TRUE on-the-go makeup. Their line of chic pigmented papers give you a natural and flawless complexion without the need of messy unhygienic brushes. Mai Couture shades are sheer, natural and buildable to give you a radiant and healthy glow. In addition, they soak up dirt and oil leaving your complexion clean and gorgeous! Rosewater Boutique carries Blotting Papier (paper), Blush Papier, Blemish Control Blotting Papier, 2-1 Blotting and Bronzing Papier, Highlighter Papier and Mai Couture Papier Wallets.
No more excuses of not having time to apply your makeup! Every woman should have this in her handbag. No more MESS or STRESS! You've got to watch this video: On The Go Makeup Tutorial for Planes & Travel to see just how easy it is to use Mai Couture.
Since its launch in 2011, Mai Couture has become a cult-followed makeup brand amongst women keen to combine good skin practices with efficient, flawless makeup. Try it for yourself and discover what all the fuss is about. Browse the Mai Collection in Rosewater Boutique now!
Where's Your Sweet Spot? Posted by Liz Belford, June 18 2015
You know how women love to share, right? Well, at Rosewater Boutique, we have to share the secret of SweetSpot Labs intimate care!
SweetSpot products were created by women, for women, and tested on women. From Gentle Washes and Wipettes to Balancing Mists, SweetSpot Labs understands the difference between underarms, feet, and your sweet spot.
The SweetSpot mission: "Let's free up the conversation about intimate care and deliver women fun, fabulous rituals that feel great and simply are great (and debunk dated fallacies)."
SweetSpot products are formulated with a targeted pH specific to norms that are optimal for vaginal health and contain only the good stuff and none of the bad. SweetSpot products are carefully formulated with specially selected, soothing, food grade, pH-right, for-purpose ingredients and NEVER ever contain alcohol, soap or known irritants.
Find your Sweet Spot here at Rosewater Boutique.
Super Hydrating, Instant Brightening Facial Masks Posted by Liz Belford, June 11 2015
MaskerAide is the new beauty must-have that's perfect for every lifestyle, and the most sensitive of skin types. From beach babes to jetsetting CEOs, to brides and new moms, we've got you covered!
Wondering what a "facial sheet mask" is? Well, it's a special type of facial mask made from a thin fiber sheet that is cut to contour your face. The fiber mask is soaked in a high concentrated serum that is infused with vitamins and nutrients. MaskerAide has been featured in Elle, Best Health, All You, Canadian Living, Remark, Pregnancy & Newborn, and Dare magazines.
How's this for convenience? MaskerAides are easy to use, and pack when you're leaving home. Just a few simple steps, 10-20 minutes, and you're on your way to super hydrated, instantly brightened skin! MaskerAide sheet masks are free of harmful ingredients:
- NO parabens
- NO harsh dyes and pigments
- NO mineral oils
- NO artificial fragrances
- NO Benzophenone
- NO glycerins
MaskerAide sheet masks are drenched in a high concentrated Argan Oil based serum that is so jam packed with vitamins and nutrients MaskerAide says they are surprised they got the package closed!
Put your best face forward! Shop the Rosewater Boutique collection and try MaskerAid beauty today!
Put Your Best Feet Forward Posted by Liz Belford, June 04 2015
It's summer and you can't hide your feet any longer! Let's face it, feet are not the sweetest smelling or prettiest part of our bodies all the time. Being stuffed into socks, shoes, and boots creates the perfect breeding ground for germs, and well... odour.
It's no wonder feet sweat. Did you know the soles of your feet contain more sweat glands and sensitive nerve endings per square inch than any other part of your body? In fact, there are approximately 250,000 sweat glands in a pair of feet and they produce as much as half a pint of moisture each and every day. Yuck.
While we're on-board the "Did You Know" train, did you know that the skin on your feet is thicker than it is anywhere else on your body? And that when you are stressed, you are more susceptible to the virus that causes warts?
Those are just a few of the reasons we carry Allpresan Foot Care in Rosewater Boutique. Another really important reason is Diabetes. Foot care is especially important for people living with diabetes. Studies show that four out of five diabetic patients suffer from skin problems as a result of diabetes. Problems that begin with rough and cracked skin can escalate to ulcers and wounds. And that can create big trouble.
We want to share with you The Advantages of Allpresan Foot Foams and Tinctures for healthy skin and nails:
- Dermatologically tested
- Free of colourings and preservatives
- Suitable and recommended for people living with diabetes
- Moisturizes and strengthens the skin's protective barrier
- Rapidly absorbed, without an unpleasant oil film - clothes can be put on quickly after application
- Does not clog pores
- Let's the skin "breathe"
- Does not impair the natural functions of the skin
The Aestheticians at Rosewater Spas have used Allpresan Foot Foams and Pedicure Nail Tinctures from the moment the Spa opened in 2001. They swear by the results. And so do we.
Care for your feet... they're the only two you have! Order your Allpresan products today!
We're Stuck on Aromatherapy Body Patches Posted by Liz Belford, May 28 2015
Natural Patches of Vermont manufactures products to meticulous standards using pure essential oils in an olive oil carrier. Products are free of any artificial colors, fragrances and Latex - and animals or animal based materials are not used in the testing or production processes.
Choose from Rosemary for memory, Eucalyptus for allergies, Frankincense for romance, Chamomile to soothe migraines, Tea Tree to soothe itching, Lavender for relaxing sleep, Citrus for enhanced energy, Rose Geranium to soothe PMS and menopause, Lemongrass to enhance mental focus, Eucalyptus Citriodora to soothe coughs & colds, Bergamot to calm stress, and Arnica to soothe aches & pains. Click on your remedy and learn the specific ingredients of each patch.
Natural Patches of Vermont body patches harness the power of pure essential oils and aromatherapy to help open the pathways to vibrant health and well-being, and could not be easier to use.Simply place the patch on your upper chest, any pulse point or the location indicated on the packaging. Once the essential oils are activated by your body heat, they will begin to release their therapeutic benefits. Since its inception, Natural Patches of Vermont has become a highly regarded partner in the natural health and wellness revolution that has swept the world.
Discreet, focused, effective aromatherapy at your finger tips...
Rahua: Rainforest Grown for Healthy, Lustrous, Gorgeous Hair! Posted by Liz Belford, May 21 2015
Amazon Beauty features Rahua as the star ingredient in the Rahua hair care collection, and at the same time, feel privileged to be building this earth-friendly, sustainable business in partnership with women from Amazonian nations such as Waorani, Achuar, Quichua, Quechua and Shuar.
At Rosewater Boutique, we share their reverence for the rainforest and its indigenous cultures. Rahua and ungurahua oils are sourced and processed by these women and men in accordance with the traditional methods that have been passed down for generations.
The Amazon’s most potent beauty secret can now be yours with Rahua, a luxurious collection of 100% natural hair care products delivering transformative, gorgeous results.
Get Your Glow On with St. Tropez Posted by Liz Belford, May 14 2015
Readers of Allure magazine recognized St. Tropez with a Readers' Choice award for this Self-Tan Bronzing Mousse, a super-light weight, easy to apply, velvety mousse that delivers an ultra-even all-over tan! See what else St. Tropez and Rosewater Boutique have in store for you, enriched, nourishing body moisturizers, self-tanners, gradual-tanners, bronzers, boosters, and body polishes that cleverly combine skin care benefits with a healthy looking tan. Look your best this summer!
Seaweed Skincare from Seaflora... what? Posted by Liz Belford, May 07 2015
Skincare from the ocean...
Seaflora selects the healthiest, freshest seaweed, ocean mud and marine minerals for their wild organic skincare and thalassotherapy products.
Thalassotherapy (pronounced: thah-lah-sso) is derived from the Greek word meaning ‘sea’ or ‘ocean’. Traditionally, it is the use of ocean water, seaweed, ocean mud and marine minerals to treat ailments. Thalassotherapy treatments enable the body to replenish, re-mineralize and revitalize to enhance good health and offer relaxation for mind, body and soul.
Seaflora harvests the exotic garden of seaweeds against the backdrop of the Pacific Northwest rain forest. Seaweed is harvested in a precise method, which ensures that the remaining base of the seaweed continues to grow. This enables the seaweed gardens to flourish for many seasons to come.
Immerse yourself in the complete collection of Seaflora wild organic seaweed now...
Tata Harper Natural and Non-Toxic Luxury Skincare Posted by Liz Belford, April 30 2015
Luxury skincare products for anti-aging, sensitivity, hydration, radiance, and more...
When Tata Harper set out to create her own skincare line, she wasn’t looking to replicate products that were already on the market. Her founding mission was to give the skincare industry a fresh start with highly effective and luxurious anti-aging beauty products that are completely free of synthetic and chemical ingredients.
Watch Tata Harper. Discover the who, what, why and where behind each Tata Harper bottle with Tata's Open Lab & Traceability Program, a new way of defining quality in beauty.
Tata Harper believes people deserve beauty products that deliver the results they want, without putting their health at risk. As a company, Tata Harper challenges the assumption that ‘natural’ means less effective. Tata is passionate about promoting a modern, health-conscious natural beauty lifestyle that’s committed to safety, honesty and sustainability.
Browse the Tata Harper collection of skin care for anti-aging, sensitivity, hydration, radiance, and more...
Sun Care for Face & Body Posted by Liz Belford, April 24 2015
What is the difference between Sunblock and Sunscreen?
Some people believe that sunblock and sunscreen are both the same. While they do possess similar properties, and are both important in protecting the skin, they are different.
Sunblock is opaque and is stronger than sunscreen since it is able to block majority of the UVA/UVB rays and radiation from the sun, thus not needing to be reapplied several times a day. Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are two of the important ingredients in sunblock.
Sunscreen is more transparent once applied to the skin and also has the ability to protect against UVA/UVB rays as well, although the sunscreen's ingredients have the ability to break down at a faster rate once exposed to sunlight, and some of the radiation is able to penetrate to the skin. In order for sunscreen to be more effective it is necessary to consistently reapply and use a higher spf.
Rosewater Boutique recommends... Eminence Sun Care Starter Set featuring the most popular sun protection products including Coconut Milk Cleanser, Hibiscus Calendula Recovery Masque, Tomato Sun Cream SPF 16, Tropical Vanilla Sun Cream SPF 32, and our Aloe Mint Hydrating Cream Gel.
See Rosewater Boutique's line of sun care products today!
Blowing the Whistle on the Secret Agents in BIODROGA Posted by Liz Belford, April 16 2015
Move over James Bond. We are about to expose the secret agents found in BIODROGA products.
Ever wonder about the ingredients in your skin care products? We do! At Rosewater Boutique, we take skin care seriously. That is why we don't offer just any skin care products... we offer the BEST skin care products in the world, such as BIODROGA.
The research and development team at BIODROGA are continuously developing harmonious combinations of innovative biotechnological ingredients and marrying them with specific ingredient carrier systems to offer new dimensions in skincare.
What is the inside scoop on BIODROGA products? We are going to let you in on the best kept secret in the skin care industry. The agent list - and the effect on your skin. Ingredients that you will actually be able to pronounce, such as GERANIUM OIL - an essential oil derived from the scented geranium plant that helps prevent cellulite. See the agent/ingredient list.
Is Jane Iredale a Real Person? Posted by Liz Belford, April 09 2015
Natural products that nurture your skin.
Jane Iredale brought mineral makeup to the aesthetic industry in 1994 and was the first to introduce natural products that nurture the skin. She was inspired to develop a makeup that was good for the skin by her career in the entertainment industry where she saw actresses and models struggling with the ill-effects of the many kinds of makeup they wore. Her experience in working with women whose careers depended on a clear complexion allowed her to see how skin disorders and sensitivities not only threatened careers, but also destroyed self-confidence.
Jane has always thought of makeup as an essential part of a woman's sense of well-being and she wanted to make that easy to achieve. That's why her mineral powders are a foundation, powder, concealer and sunscreen all in one, and why every product in the line is multi-functional. Her goal is to make products that look good, feel good and are good for the skin. Products must be easy to apply, as well, so that a woman can be her best in the shortest amount of time.
Jane's success in reaching women of all ages and nationalities is based on the belief that true makeup artistry comes not from trying to make a face conform to the latest fashion trends, but from enhancing the wearer’s natural beauty and, as a result, allowing her personality to shine. Bravo Jane!
Browse the magnificent collection of natural "good for your skin" Jane Iredale products now.
What's Your Skin Type? Posted by Liz Belford, April 02 2015
Pointers for Identifying Your Skin Type
There you are, sharing a glass of wine with friends, when the topic of skin care comes up. Two of your friends recommend a product that you are not sure is appropriate for your skin type. What is your skin type, by the way? Normal? Sensitive?
Here are the basics and differences of skin types:
Dry Skin: Your skin feels dry and tight, and sometimes you can see flakes on your cheeks, chin and forehead. Fine lines may be present around your eye and lip contour areas. Find beautiful brands for dry skin.
Normal or Combination Skin: Your skin has an even tone, and is not overly dry or oily. From time to time you may experience oiliness on your chin, nose and forehead or dryness on your cheeks, lips and around your eye contour area. Browse the high quality products for normal or combination skin.
Oily Skin: Your skin is shiny, has visible pores and is prone to spots and blemishes. Oily skin doesn't show lines easily, however it needs to be maintained to prevent breakouts. See the products we recommend for oily skin.
Sensitive Skin: Your skin is delicate with fine pores, is often irritated and is prone to redness. Sensitive skin is often genetic and can also react to diet, changes in weather, hormonal imbalance and certain cosmetic products. Shop for sensitive skin products today!
So how do we know so much about skincare? Because these products are used by our qualified aestheticians (skincare specialists) every day. Begin your journey now. And if you have a question, go ahead, email us. We'll get back to you lickety split (Monday - Saturday from 10:00 - 6:00)!
Benefits of Exfoliating Posted by Liz Belford, April 01 2015
As we transition from our long winter and 'Spring' forward into a new season it is really important to change up your shower/bathing routine and here's why.
Exfoliating the body will promote better blood circulation in the skin, increasing cell turnover. By exfoliating the body twice a week it will remove your dry dead skin cells and brighten the overall tone of your skin. By removing this layer of the epidermis your moisturizers will penetrate better for an overall healthier looking skin.
At Rosewater Boutique we offer luxurious products that tame that winter skin!
Seaflora Oil-free Body Polish is best suited for clients with sensitive skins as the formula has no artificial dyes, or fragrance. Seaflora products are hand harvested from the Canadian Pacific ocean and are all natural wild seaweed which are rich in vitamins, minerals, and trace elements. Browse the Seaflora Collection.
Eminence Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub offers a beautiful organic sugar scrub that will refine your skin with natural exfoliation. Active herbs, including mint,basil,and comfrey purify and impart antioxidants while sweet almond oil drenches your skin with fragrant hydration. Try it today!
St. Tropez Posted by Liz Belford, May 28 2014
If you’ve ever wondered how A-listers get their year-round glow, it’s because they know who to turn to when it comes to creating flawless-looking skin. St. Tropez offers a healthy-looking natural glow that works for any season, without the negative effects of previous self-tanners. Whether you prefer a buildable tan that lasts throughout the summer, or a one-night-only bronzed glow for a special event, St. Tropez has it all!
New Beginnings Posted by Liz Belford, April 23 2014
It is no coincidence that the birth of the Rosewater Boutique Blog perfectly coincides with the emergence of Spring, the season of new beginnings. The Rosewater Boutique Blog promises content that is as fresh as the products we offer, the skinny on what's new and trending, and my personal thoughts on beauty and wellness. Let the blogging begin!