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Protect & Soothe Your Baby’s Sensitive Skin This Summer With AVEENO® Baby — #Sponsored GIVEWAY

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Summer is a great time of year to enjoy the outdoors with your little one. This summer, protect and care for your baby’s sensitive skin with a brand that is recommended by pediatricians and trusted by parents like you for its use of ACTIVE NATURALS® ingredients to care for your little one’s skin… We’re talking about none other than AVEENO® Baby.

Summer Skincare For Your Baby: How To Protect Infant Skin With AVEENO® Baby Products #Sponsored

Whether you’re a new mom seeking a nourishing bathtime routine, or an experienced mom looking to relieve symptoms of dry skin, the AVEENO® Baby Brand has a skincare and haircare solution for your baby. AVEENO® Baby Daily Moisture Lotion contains natural colloidal oatmeal blended with rich emollients that soothe and help protect your baby’s delicate skin.

AVEENO® Baby Natural Protection Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 50 and AVEENO® Baby Natural Protection Face Stick With Broad Spectrum SPF 50 contain MINERALGUARD™ Technology and 100% naturally sourced sunscreen ingredients for a more natural alternative. These mild formulas are hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, oil-free, non-greasy and water resistant (80 minutes). Here’s your chance to find out for yourself just how well AVEENO® Baby products work!

GIVEAWAY ——-> 5 WINNERS will take home an AVEENO® Baby Prize Pack which includes: AVEENO® Baby Daily Moisture Lotion, 12 oz, AVEENO® Baby Natural Protection Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 50, 3 oz AND AVEENO® Baby Natural Protection Face Stick With Broad Spectrum SPF 50, 0.5 oz (a $30 value).

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Q&A With Natural Beauty Expert Sophie Uliano: How To Properly Read Ingredient Labels On Skincare, Makeup, Hair And Other Cosmetic Products

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Q&A With Natural Beauty Expert Sophie Uliano: How To Properly Read Ingredient Labels On Skincare, Makeup, Hair And Other Cosmetic Products

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Before we bring our lipstick or eye cream to the check out line, the one thing we’re all doing is looking at the label. We’ve been programmed to always be mindful of the actual ingredients we’re putting on our face/body. Buzz words like “organic” and “all-natural” have invaded packaging of most products like never before. Mind you, it can get a bit confusing and daunting checking labels constantly, not entirely sure what we’re supposed to be looking for…

Q&A With Natural Beauty Expert Sophie Uliano: How To Properly Read Ingredient Labels On Skincare, Makeup, Hair And Other Cosmetic Products

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Fear not! We chatted with Sophie Uliano, the leading Natural Beauty Expert and influencer on how women take care of themselves and what they buy. Sophie is also a best-selling author of Gorgeously Green, 8 Simple Steps to an Earth-Friendly Life and The Gorgeously Green Diet, Do It Gorgeously. She’s also made appearances as a guest speaker on television shows including The View, Good Morning America, and The CBS Early Show to inspire women across America to live a healthier and more satisfying life.

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Read on to check out our Q&A with Sophie on how to properly read the labels on your next beauty haul buys.

BeautyStat: Are expired skincare formulas bad for your skin?

SU: Yes! They will be ineffective at best or may have oxidized, which can create free-radicals on your skin.

BeautyStat: Is it true that ingredients mentioned first are the most potent? If parabens are last is it still okay to use?

SU: From my perspective, when it comes to parabens it’s the long-term use over time that you want to be mindful of. I always recommend looking for alternatives to parabens and any other compounds that may disrupt your endocrine system. I do think reading the first four ingredients of any product is a really way to start being more informed about what you are using in or on your body.

BeautyStat: What are the best/worst ingredients for our skin?

SU: I recommend avoiding artificial fragrances and fragrance, in general, as well as parabens. Look for products made with cold-pressed organic plant oils and plant butters. Also, check out the company you are buying from by visiting their website.

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Do they share the same values as you? Are they concerned with your health and the health of the planet? Are they cruelty-free and practice no animal testing? Do they provide ingredients lists that explain their formulations? Do they give back to the community? These are the questions I ask as part of my process in figuring out which products to buy.

BeautyStat: How do you correctly read an ingredients label?

SU: First, less is always more when it comes to reading ingredient labels. It’s important to know what’s inside the products that are part of your daily routine. So when you look at those labels, focus on how many ingredients they have and what purpose they serve.

Q&A With Natural Beauty Expert Sophie Uliano: How To Properly Read Ingredient Labels On Skincare, Makeup, Hair And Other Cosmetic Products

When you think about toothpaste, for example, which goes in our mouth daily, look for a natural brand with no artificial ingredients, sweeteners, dyes or bleaching chemicals. I like Tom’s of Maine Simply White, which whitens teeth naturally by gently removing surface stains.

BeautyStat: Do organic products have a shorter shelf life?

SU: Not necessarily. It all depends on the preservative system used. However, organic oils and oil-based serums have a good, long shelf life when kept in a cool, dark spot. You should always buy products that have either an “expires by” date, or indicates how good the product will be after opening. When in doubt, keep creams and lotions in your fridge to extend their shelf-life.

You can purchase all reviewed and mentioned items using our site, www.BeautyStat.com!

Are you beauties going to look more carefully at the labels on your fave cosmetic and skincare products?

Let us know by commenting below (you just might win a free sample)! Make sure to follow us on our Pinterest page by clicking HERE! And don’t forget to get the latest beauty and skincare news by following us on Twitter @BeautyStat! #bstat

Theresa Romano, Managing Editor | Follow Theresa on Twitter & Instagram @there_esa

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Pick #NSale Review: Mario Badescu Complexion Perfection Kit – 3 Best Steps To Treat Acne, Pimple BreakOuts!

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Pick #NSale Review: Mario Badescu Complexion Perfection Kit - 3 Best Steps To Treat Acne, Pimple BreakOuts!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – 6 Best Skincare, Makeup Item #NSale Picks To Stock Up On!

Acne affects us all in different ways. So when my hormonal skin starts bringing on those scary zits that look like something out of a pre-teen horror film, I can always use a boost in my daily skincare regimen.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Pick #NSale Review: Mario Badescu Complexion Perfection Kit - 3 Best Steps To Treat Acne, Pimple BreakOuts!

My face wash can only do so much, so to finally win the war against those monstrous breakouts, the Mario Badescu Complexion Perfection Kit steps in and takes charge just when I’m about ready to freak out. Packed with 3 life-saving and full-sized goodies, each acne-busting product successfully gets your skin back into fabulous shape, pronto!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Pick #NSale Review: Mario Badescu Complexion Perfection Kit - 3 Best Steps To Treat Acne, Pimple BreakOuts!

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When you’re running out of the door and really have no time to camouflage that annoying flare-up, let the amazing Drying Cream be your new bestie, as its nutrient-rich (say hello to calming aloe!) formula dries and covers up zits upon application. Before you grab that foundation next time, apply this skin defender onto problem areas, and blend until the product fades completely into the skin.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Pick #NSale Review: Mario Badescu Complexion Perfection Kit - 3 Best Steps To Treat Acne, Pimple BreakOuts!

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Next inside this beauty-powered kit comes my personal favorite, the Drying Lotion, which shrinks zits super-duper fast with its special blend of salicylic acid and calamine. Now, the product’s smell may be a bit overpowering, but just grab a cotton swab, dab into the formula, and apply onto your target areas overnight for best results. When you wake up the next morning, you’ll instantly notice how smaller zits and whiteheads appear and feel.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Pick #NSale Review: Mario Badescu Complexion Perfection Kit - 3 Best Steps To Treat Acne, Pimple BreakOuts!

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Last but certainly not least, the Special Healing Powder uses a sulfur-based formula to absorb excess oil, combat inflammation and banish redness found throughout your skin. A true delight for acne-prone areas, lightly dust on this powder onto your T-Zone (and other oily areas) to beat shine and keep you breakout-free for as long as possible. Normally a $43.00 value, be sure to snatch up this kit for just $29.00 during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, going on now until August 3rd!

You can purchase all reviewed and mentioned items using our site, www.BeautyStat.com!

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Review: 10 Best Hair Removers, Depilatories, Devices For Summer 2014, 2015: Nair, bliss, Completely Bare, Iluminage, Tria

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Review: 10 Best Hair Removers, Depilatories, Devices For Summer 2014, 2015: Nair, bliss, Completely Bare, Iluminage, Tria

Best Hair Removers 2013: Remington Smooth & Silky Epilator, Bikini Trimmer, Roll-On Hot Wax: Difference Between Waxing & Epilating: Uni K Wax For Sensitive Skin

With August quickly approaching that means only one thing to summer babes: get in your last-minute vacations, quick! Ahh! So, if you’ve been looking for some new ways to remove some of that unwanted hair that just won’t seem to go away, we’ve rounded up the 10 Best Hair Removers to use for the rest of the summer. Whether you’re a fan of shaving, at-home lasers or waxing, our picks are sure to bring you some painless hair removal with a little ingenuity and moisturizing ingredient goodness.

Review: 10 Best Hair Removers, Depilatories, Devices For Summer 2014, 2015: Nair, bliss, Completely Bare, Iluminage, Tria

The NEW! Nair 100% Natural Moroccan Argan Oil line offers nutrient-rich and restorative moisturizing benefits that help support the health and beauty of skin. The line is also infused with orange blossom, which is known to soothe and hydrate skin. Take your pick from the Nair Ultimate Roll-On Wax for salon-quality results at-home that last up to 8 weeks; the Nair Sprays Away™ Moroccan Argan Oil for precise, no-touch application for use on legs and body, or the Nair Shower Power™ Moroccan Argan Oil, an in-shower depilatory cream that resists runoff in the shower for results that last days longer than shaving.

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bliss ‘fuzz’ off bikini: Packed with soothing and smoothing vitamin E, cocoa butter and shea butter, this depilatory cream banishes undesired hair while infusing skin with long-lasting moisture. An angled precision applicator grants you the control to ‘style’ your own way for truly customized results.

Epilady Legend 4th Generation Rechargeable Epilator – Removes The Coarsest Leg Hair

Completely Bare Easy Off: Watch hair disappear in as little as 5-minutes! This unique foaming hair removal spray is scented with pink grapefruit; with vitamin E , almond oil and botanical extracts for smooth, hairless and hydrated skin. The spray works on all hair and skin types, lasts longer than shaving and works in just 2 easy steps: spray, rinse and you’re done!

Review: 10 Best Hair Removers, Depilatories, Devices For Summer 2014, 2015: Nair, bliss, Completely Bare, Iluminage, Tria

iluminage TOUCH Permanent Hair Reduction: Powered by elōs technology, the system is the only FDA-cleared technology for permanent results on all skintones. Used by dermatologists around the world, it is clinically proven to be effective on the widest range of hair colors, even on blond, dark blond and red hair. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Radio Frequency (RF) energies deliver clinically proven, permanent hair reduction. The combination of these 2 complimentary energies delivers unprecedented safety, speed and effectiveness for smooth, hair-free, beautiful skin — painlessly.

Mē Smooth Hair Removal System: Best Device For All Skintones: Underarms, Bikini Line, Legs

Tria Beauty Hair Removal Laser 4X: Get permanent results with Tria‘s Hair Removal Laser — the only FDA-cleared laser available for home-use. Convenient and easy to use in the comfort of your own home, only Tria uses the same diode laser technology preferred by dermatologists to deliver safe, effective and permanent results. A sleek, hand-held design and slim handle make treatments extremely simple, and the angled tip gives you enhanced visibility to deliver laser light with expert precision to the treatment area. If you want the very best outcome and freedom from endless shaving and waxing, choose Tria and enjoy the benefits only a laser can provide.

Tria Beauty Precision Hair Removal Laser: A slim and ergonomic hair removal laser designed for smaller sensitive areas. Precision Hair Removal Laser uses professional-strength laser hair removal technology to effectively remove unwanted hair. It targets the pigment in your hair and permanently disables the hair follicle’s ability to regrow. It delivers laser-smooth skin and permanent results in as little as three months in small, sensitive areas. Up to 70% hair reduction 3 weeks after your second treatment.

Review: 10 Best Hair Removers, Depilatories, Devices For Summer 2014, 2015: Nair, bliss, Completely Bare, Iluminage, Tria

Gillette Venus Snap With Embrace, Best Sensitive Razors – Ribbon Of Moisture Formula

Venus Snap Razor: Forgot your razor and gone sleeveless today? This travel-friendly razor  uses the same 5-blades of your regular Venus razor, surrounded by a Protective Ribbon of Moisture for your smoothest shave yet. This time, you can throw this adorable little hair growth killer in your handbag, travel pouch or even pocket for when you could have sworn you shaved last night, but, like, totally forgot. Whoops!

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Shaveworks The Cool Fix, Pearl Soufflé Shave Cream & Post-Wax Rollerball: Reach for some quick relief with the Shaveworks line of cooling and soothing pre- and post-hair removal products. The Cool Fix is a targeted, all-in-one gel lotion that fights ingrown hairs, razor burn irritation, redness and everyday common hair removal woes from head to toe; Pearl Soufflé Shave Cream is a rich shave cream with capislow to minimize hair growth, phytic/glycolic acid to exfoliate and reduce ingrown hairs especially in the bikini area, and Mediacalm Complex for superb moisturizing and calming benefits. Don’t forget to roll out this bad boy, the Post-Wax Rollerball, to instantly soothe your skin post-waxing to reduce redness and promote healing.

You can purchase all reviewed and mentioned items using our site, www.BeautyStat.com!

Have any of you beauties checked out these hair removing products yet? What are some of your faves?

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Plastic Surgery Abroad: 4 Best Tips To Avoid A Botched Procedure - Smart Beauty Guide

Plastic Surgery Abroad: 4 Best Tips To Avoid A Botched Procedure – Smart Beauty Guide

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Plastic Surgery Abroad: 4 Best Tips To Avoid A Botched Procedure - Medical Tourism trends Smart Beauty Guide

Whenever I hear that someone has gone abroad to receive plastic surgery of any kind (tummy tucks, breast implants, facelift, the works) I automatically cringe. Mainly because those people flocked to another country without doing a large amount of research and decided on their surgeon due to the allure of cheaper rates. Cue horror story; a boat of tears; and sadly, some serious health issues and complications.

You think you’re saving money?

Is something as serious as invasive surgery worth risking your life to save a few bucks? You end up spending even more money to fix the damage that has been done. According to one board-certified physician, what he sees go wrong with many facial surgeries either done poorly here in the states or abroad are various complications including scarring (from hiding an incision poorly placed, most commonly seen in Mexico and South America), issues with symmetry (like the use of silicone or plastic for rhinoplasty in Asian countries), nerve weakness, and more.

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But probably the most common plastic surgery mishap abroad has to deal with breast implants (one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures). Whether they were not placed properly or industrial-grade instead of medical-grade silicone was used, the cost of fixing those mistakes can weigh heavy on a person’s wallet and health. Last year, PIP implants from France were found containing lower-grade silicone that could lead to rupture or inflammation. These implants are not FDA-approved and cannot be used in the United States.

What about follow-up care?

According to an Orange County plastic surgeon, people think they are getting a good value for surgery overseas. What people have to keep in mind about plastic surgery is that it isn’t a one day ordeal. There are plenty of post-surgery visits to consider, if you want to heal properly and without infections.

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“In my practice, patients are seen one day, one week, one month, and three months after surgery,” he explains. “This allows time for the doctor to assess them and make sure everything is progressing normally. It’s also the time for patients to ask the surgeon questions. This is possible over the phone, but the fact is you get more information when the surgeon is in front of you doing a live assessment.”

Opting for surgery done outside of your country means you won’t be able to follow-up with your surgeon easily, to ask questions, take care of any infections or use your insurance to cover the cost (if at all possible). You’re pretty much left on your own, hoping that nothing goes wrong, or paying more money to fly back and forth to consult with your surgeon. It just doesn’t seem worth it…

To learn more about plastic surgery abroad and what to look for in a plastic surgeon outside of the US, go to www.smartbeautyguide.com!

Have any of you beauties considered going/have gone abroad to receive a form of plastic surgery?

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