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GET EVEN! Reduce Hyperpigmentation and Uneven Skin Tone

If you have a flawless complexion – read no further! But, if you are like a lot of women who have unwanted hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, breakouts or uneven skin tone and wonder what you can do to “even the score,” Glyderm® offers options.

One of the best things you can do to see noticeable results is to consult your dermatologist for a series of GlyDerm Esterified Glycolic Acid Peels. The peels are safe, quick, painless and do not require any downtime. Plus they can produce the results you’re hoping for – a renewed, glowing look with enhanced tone and texture and a reduction in hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkle and breakouts.

“Gentle exfoliation is essential for refreshed, radiant looking skin, and glycolic acid is a key ingredient for exfoliation,” shared New York City based Dermatologist, Dr. Marnie Nussbaum. “Many people don’t know that glycolic acid is also helpful reducing uneven pigmentation. I like GlyDerm products, an exfoliating home maintenance program, because they deliver glycolic acid through a controlled-release system that allows for gentle exfoliation. These products are ideal for use after an in-office glycolic peel to continue exfoliating and gently revive dull complexions while helping to minimize the appearance of unwanted pigmentation and irregularities. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen! Cool temperatures do not eliminate the damaging effects of UV rays.”

Can’t make it to the dermatologist for a series of peels? Here is the 411 on the derm-dispensed at-home products:

The 411:

GlyDerm Gentle Face Cleanser: gently exfoliates with 0.2% glycolic acid while leaving skin feeling radiant, fresh and clean.

GlyDerm Face Lotion Series: gently hydrates and softens as it rejuvenates the skin’s appearance from the bottom up to reveal fresher, healthier, smoother-looking skin. The lotions are intended for evening use.

Face Lotion available in two glycolic acid strengths, 5% and 10% specifically formulated for normal to dry skin.

Lotion Lite Series which is an ultralight oil-free formulation that is available two glycolic acid strengths, 5% and 10% specifically formulated for normal to oily skin.

GlyDerm Creams Series: An extra gentle, carefully balanced cream that offers exfoliation and hydration to help diminish fine lines, wrinkles, and the unwanted appearance of pigmentation and irregularities, revealing a brighter, younger-looking complexion. The creams are intended for evening use.

Available in three glycolic acid strengths, 5%, 10% and 12% specifically formulated for extremely dry skin. The 12% Cream also contain .4% salicylic acid for additional exfoliation

GlyDerm Solution Series: If you have oily or acne-prone skin the GlyDerm Solution Series features three glycolic acid strengths, 5%, 10% and 12% to helpdry up excess oils and cleanse pores to help control breakouts and reduce unwanted pigmentation, revealing fresher, smoother, healthier looking skin. The 12% Solution also contain .4% for additional exfoliation. The solutions are intended for evening use.

About GlyDerm:

GlyDerm skincare products are physician-created, science-based products that deliver proven results. For over 20 years, physicians have been using GlyDerm products to help their patients achieve a smoother skin texture that looks younger, healthier and more vibrant. GlyDerm products are formulated with glycolic acid, a naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acid proven to rejuvenate aging and photodamaged skin, as well as control breakouts and diminish unwanted pigmentation. The result is beautiful skin that looks brighter, younger and healthier.

Use Sunscreen Daily: These products contain an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin’s sensitivity to sunburn. A broad spectrum of SPF 30 or higher will maximize your results with GlyDerm, while helping to reduce your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging.


A Quinoa Hair Product that Works Wonders for Hair!

Did you know that the new mother of all grains, Quinoa, if hydrolyzed, does wonders for the hair? The reason being, it penetrates through the cuticles and supplements the protein loss that happens through coloring, bleaching, sun, sea and age. Quinoa’s natural protein content is far more than any other grain. Furthermore the quinoa protein composition is almost identical to the protein composition of the hair. So when the proteins come in contact, they immediately bond together, making the hair stronger and rebuilding it naturally to prevent breakage and split ends. It also protects against hair loss and thinning for both men and women.

You can now use the quinoa protein to add to your chemical color at home (a cap full) or take it the salon to put in 0.25 oz into one application of 2 oz of color or into one scoop of bleach to give back the protein the hair loses. The difference is amazing and could be felt and seen right away.

Introducing Quinoaplex by ONC, made of the new miracle grain “quinoa”, that transforms hair when hydrolyzed and molecules are then small enough to get through the cuticles of the hair to penetrate into the hair shaft. Quinoaplex by ONC is therefore beneficial because hair is made of 85% Protein which also is called Keratin. Washing hair, color/bleach and/or its exposure to sun, causes loss of protein, thinning of hair (men & women), hair loss and hair breakage.

Quinoaplex by ONC provides:

– lasting shine
– manageability without the need of any gels or hairspray.
– shorter time of hair drying
– decreases hair loss, thinning and breakage
– increases the lasting of hair color
– soothing irritated scalp
– it allows the hair to be colored and bleached with much less damage more often as the protein that the hair loses, is given back with the hydrolyzed quinoa protein.

Other great benefits of quinoa hair protein are:

It promotes growth
Helps the pigmentation of your hair color
Its minerals are natural hair strengtheners
Protect your hair from environmental damaging agents like air pollution.

Use: Shampoo hair and towel dry. Spray on evenly all over hair and then massage till it lathers. Leave for 10-15 min. Then rinse and condition (leave on for 3 min). If you don’t have time, you can just leave it on and not bother with the rinsing and conditioner. You can also add a cap full ( 0.25 fl. oz.) into any chemical box color right before coloring at home. Take it to your salon and ask or insist the colorist put in a cap full ( 0.25 fl. oz.) into  your chemical color or bleach solution. It does not interfere with ratios, developeror formula time. You can see its effects after one application. But never use immediately after hair coloring. Wait 3-4 days.

QUINOAPLEX R₃ the organic based bond builder and protein conditioner. Developed for professional use, quinoa protein and the protein composition of hair and nails are almost identical. So when the proteins come together they immediately bond, making the hair stronger, and rebuilding it naturally.


Dove Conditioner 3 Ways

Your hair is unique. Shouldn’t your conditioner be, too? I wanted to be one of the first to tell you about Dove’s NEW UltraCare collection, the brand’s first-ever customized conditioner series.

Available in three different formats (a foam, milk gel and crème!) and formulated with ourpatented Micro-Conditioning Complex, it’s designed to deliver the right level of nourishment that truly gets your hair. Providing a whole new way to choose the right levels of nourishment for your hair type, it’ll leave your hair nourished, healthy looking and caredfor.


National Puppy Day

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Bringing Home a Puppy and Surviving!


The excitement that comes with bringing home a new puppy can’t be understated! Everyone in the family is in a rush to pet and play with the new arrival and, in general, get their fill of being around the little guy (or girl!)


Then comes the first night. Not minutes after turning off the lights, puppy begins to whine and cry. Remember that up until then, they had been sleeping with their siblings and Mom; if not directly, at least nearby. It’s a big change to arrive in a new home, with all the strange sounds and smells that come with it. As the crying continues into the wee hours of the morning, the enthusiasm of the day wanes for everyone.


While it’s completely normal to have a few sleepless nights in the early days of puppy’s arrival, there are a few things you can do to make sure that you are prepared and everyone in the family survives those first days and nights. Check the essentials list at the end!


Crate training is key


For puppy, having a space space to call their own is a major factor in getting them acclimated to their new home. A wire crate with washable bedding inside is a good first start so make sure you have it set up before you even bring puppy home. With any luck, the breeder or previous owner will provide you with a blanket from puppy’s original home so that there is something that smells familiar in their new crate. At night and whenever you can’t be with the puppy, they should get into the habit of spending those times in their crate. 


Introducing them to a crate, if they weren’t used to one before, is a matter of rewarding them for going in and not whining. At night, if you sleep nearby at the beginning, you can reassure puppy with your presence, voice, and a few fingers in between the crate bars. After a while, they’ll become more and more comfortable with sleeping in their own little happy space! It can be helpful to put a blanket over part of the top, back and sides of the crate, to make the space cozier and give the pup a feeling of safety and security.


A crate should NEVER be used for punishment, which helps to ensure that your puppy likes the space and is happy to go into it. It’s also important to restrict puppy’s access to stairs, which can cause a fall that could hurt them very badly, or areas with wires or other dangerous objects. Using baby gates is a perfect way to contain their wandering! Ideally, they’ll spend any time when you’re not supervising them directly in a smaller, enclosed, and easy to clean space.

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Get into good habits from day one


Like little kids, puppies can adapt to new routines relatively quickly, so it’s important to set one up and stick to it. Here’s a sample of a day with puppy:


6 a.m. – up and out for a bathroom break.

7 a.m. – breakfast – don’t forget not to change their food from what they’ve been used to or do it on a gradual basis, to avoid upset puppy tummies!

7:15 a.m. – bathroom break. 

Remainder of the day — plan for bathroom breaks every couple of hours and within 15-20 minutes of eating each meal. Puppies typically have three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner). They need lots of play time and lots of nap time (which should take place in their crates, when possible). Skip the walks out in public spaces until at least their second set of vaccinations: they can’t go very far yet, but you also don’t want to expose them to unnecessary toxins or viruses until they have their full set of vaccinations.

8 p.m. – remove access to food and water.

10 p.m. – final bathroom break.


For a little while, you might be getting up to take them out in the middle of the night. If they are whining a lot and cannot be soothed, it’s likely nature’s call that is upsetting them! That’s totally normal until they get bigger.


Setting up a good bathroom routine


Training puppy to recognize the need to go and that the kitchen floor isn’t the right place to do it takes a little time. Some people will use training pads or newspaper, but the ideal, particularly if you have a yard, is to set them up going outside. If your puppy is walking around in little circles, they are indicating a need to go. Scoop them up and head out to the same spot every time. The smell will eventually clue puppy in that the spot in question is the appropriate place to go. Puppies can’t hold it in for very long, so accidents will happen. Just make sure you have a high quality odor destroyer on hand for clean ups, or puppy will mess in that spot again!


A great tip is to set up a bell system on the door that you will use primarily for taking them out. If you ring it for puppy every time you take them out for bathroom duties, they’ll quickly associate that sound with going out and make the transition to ringing it when they need to go out.


Socializing is key – just be careful how!


Puppies need to be socialized to a lot of sights, sounds, smells and people from day one. You want to be wary of overwhelming your new arrival, but at the same time, they need to learn about the world at large. That means taking puppy in the car to meet people and discover a whole range of different environments. 


If you have other pets in the house, now is a good time to start introducing them. If your existing pet isn’t keen, keep them separated and introduce them slowly and gradually, and always with supervision. The same is true for small children! They can quickly overwhelm a puppy or even inadvertently hurt them, so make sure that those interactions are supervised at first too!


There is an important caveat here: never bring your unvaccinated puppy to a place where they might encounter other unvaccinated dogs or even dog feces, like a public park. These can contain deadly viruses like parvovirus for as long as a year, so your as yet not completely vaccinated puppy is not immune! For the first while, your backyard will do.


Most puppy schools will allow you to enroll as long as your pup has had their second set of three sets of puppy shots. Look into it and register because this is the optimal way for your pup to meet other puppies and begin the socialization process with their own kind, safely and in a structured, monitored environment. The best time for training a puppy is in the first few months: that’s when they take in the most information, fastest. So a puppy class is a great way to get going with that.


Essential shopping list for puppy


Here are a few things that you should have on hand before you bring your puppy home:

  • A crate – the size will depend on the kind of dog you are getting but don’t buy a crate that’s TOO large or doesn’t come with a divider. It needs to be roomy enough to move around but not so big that puppy will feel comfortable soiling in it. Normally, they won’t soil where they sleep, so use that to your advantage!
  • Bedding for the crate – just make sure you can wash it, in case puppy has an accident!
  • Food – get the same food that the puppy has been eating at the breeder / previous owner’s home. A quick switch will just upset their stomach.
  • Dishes for food and water – heavier dishes avoid spills!
  • Toys for puppy to play with. As they start teething, you’ll be particularly grateful for those.
  • A harness and leash – while you won’t be going on walks for a while, it’s a good idea to have a harness for car rides too! Safety first!
  • Puppy odor eliminator – for accidents. You don’t want puppy thinking that spot in the kitchen is their pee spot!
  • Gates for stairs and doorways of rooms you want to keep puppy free – no need to settle for an unattractive gate that ruins your decor either!  Check out Fusion Gates, modern safety gates that are engineered for safety, but designed as a work of art that seamlessly integrates with your decor.

In a very short while, your puppy will begin to adapt to the routine you’ve set out and start to learn the rules of the house, like how to ask to go out and how to put on the cute face that gets them the good treats. For you and your family, a puppy is a wonderful addition to your home, and with a little mindfulness, those first few crazy days and nights will pass in a flash!




RITUALS The Ritual of Sakura 🌺Celebrate the Season of Cherry Blossoms

Few events herald the birth of spring like a shower of luminous pink petals falling softly from hundreds of cherry trees. Cherry-blossom festival, known as Hanami, is a centuries-old Japanese custom, a springtime occasion for merriment and the contemplation of life’s beauty and transience. For 2019, Tokyo’s sakura blossoms are expected to start opening around today, with peak bloom around March 29.

With this cherry blossom season about to begin, you definitely can’t go wrong with beauty products inspired with this picturesque pink flowers like RITUALS The Ritual of Sakura!

Ready to celebrate Hanami with new beginnings
and being mindful of the fleeting nature of life and beauty? 

RITUALS Ritual of Sakura Shower Foam $9.5

Make each day feel like a new beginning with RITUALS Ritual of Sakura Shower Foam. Purify and soften your skin with the spring-like fragrance of Cherry Blossom and nourishing organic Rice Milk. Simply squeeze a small amount of gel into your hand, massage it into your skin and watch it transform into a rich, creamy, moisturising foam. Lasts up to 50 showers (depending on how much you use!) Enhance your Sakura ritual by using the Ritual of Sakura body cream and experience the same fragrance sensation.

RITUALS The Ritual of Sakura Bath Foam $19

Make your bath even more blissful with the renewing scent of cherry blossom and rice milk. This luxurious bath foam leaves your skin feeling nourished and silky soft while enveloping you in a feeling of ultimate relaxation.

RITUALS The Ritual of Sakura Body Cream $33

Unique blend containing antioxidants, Vitamin E and the ingredient Centella Asiatica, which helps strengthen your skinEnriched with nourishing Rice Milk and a flowery fragrance of Cherry Blossom

RITUALS The Ritual of Sakura Scented Candle $35

Light your way to a new beginning with this luxurious scented candle. Based on the renewing fragrance of cherry blossom and organic rice milk, the candle is composed of 70% natural wax and lasts for up to 50 hours.

RITUALS The Ritual of Sakura Gif Set $29.50
(Perfect for Mother’s Day!!)

Give someone – or yourself – the gift of a new beginning. Rejuvenate body, mind & soul with this medium gift set containing a foaming shower gel, body scrub, body cream and hand wash: all enriched with renewing cherry blossom and organic rice milk. The gift set comes wrapped in a luxurious, eco-friendly keepsake box to store your favorite things.

I am totally fall in love with this collection. The beautiful smell and feeling of the cherry blossom bring me a lot of happiness when every time I use it. It can be a great gift to your mom, your friends, and of course to yourself. Spoil yourself at this beautiful Spring time in 2019.

You can rest assured that there’s no shortage of cherry blossom products to choose from at RITUALS and bonus: they’re all as pretty as they are effective! All products are available to purchase at and Rituals stores.


The Various Benefits of Having a Humidifier in Your Home

There are places in the world that can be considered dry or have lower than normal levels of humidity. Cold seasons, especially winter, also cause humidity levels to drop because winter air can’t hold as much atmospheric water vapor as warm air. That’s why a place experiences low levels of humidity when outdoor temperatures drop below freezing point.

Low humidity levels can po a lot of problems to the health, such as dry skin, chapped lips, headache, sinus congestion, dry cough, and eye irritation. According to health experts, the ideal humidity levels indoor should be between 30 and 50 percent to avoid such health risks.

For you to maintain this level of humidity, you need an air humidifier in your home. If you don’t know the various benefits of having an indoor air humidifier, I listed them down below. So take a read!

Minimize the Risk of Infections

Dry air can accelerate the growth of bacteria and viruses that bring diseases. In the winter season, for example, flu and viral colds are prevalent due to low levels of humidity. The good thing is that you can prevent them from growing and spreading if you keep the humidity at a normal level.

In a study, it’s concluded that a 40 percent humidity level can lower the infectivity levels of influenza virus to around 14 percent. At below 23 percent level of humidity, on the other hand, the virus can retain its infectivity at approximately 75 percent.

Alleviate Cold and Flu Symptoms

If you get the viral cold and flu due to dry air, you can help yourself recuperate faster from this illness by using a humidifier while you sleep. An indoor air humidifier can help ease and loosen the congestion in your nasal passages, allowing you to breathe more comfortably. It can also relieve sinus headaches and sore throat.

Ease Asthma

Indoor humidifiers often help people who have asthma to breathe a lot easier, especially if a respiratory infection aggravates their asthma. Symptoms of this medical condition worsen when humidity levels are low because low air moisture can increase irritants in the air that may hamper your breathing and cause respiratory allergies.

That’s why you should consider using an indoor humidifier along with an air purifier to prevent an asthma attack. However, it’s important to consult the doctor before you use a humidifier in your home.

Prevent Dry Skin and Skin Irritation

Did you notice your skin when there’s little moisture in the air? How it flakes, dries, wrinkles, cracks? Well, that’s because dry air takes away the moisture in your skin, leading to these unsightly skin condition.

For sure, this is incredibly uncomfortable on your part. When this happens, you’ll realize the importance of an indoor air humidifier. Having a humidifier in your home helps set ideal indoor humidity levels to prevent your skin from getting dry. If you’re living in Arizona, you can read this Humidifiergeek Arizona guide if you want to buy a humidifier.

Maintain the Shine of Your Hair

Insufficient atmospheric moisture can make your scalp and hair become dry. Drying of the hair and scalp can then lead to itchiness, hair fall, and dandruff. The collagen in your hair needs just the right amount of moisture. That’s why it’s important to keep the right level of humidity in your home.

Protect Wood Furnishings

One of the reasons that can damage your wooden furniture is dry air. Yes, if there’s lack of moisture indoors, your wood furnishings may crack and split. So if you want to protect them and preserve their beauty, you should have a humidifier in your home.

Keep Your Indoor Plants Healthy

Indoor plants are essential to maintaining good air quality inside your home. However, they can also be a victim of dry air. When there isn’t sufficient water vapor in the atmosphere, your indoor plants can shrivel up and die. For you to keep them healthy, having an indoor air humidifier is a great idea.


An indoor air humidifier is essential to maintain the acceptable humidity levels in your home. Insufficient moisture in the air can lead to a lot of problems. It can cause dry skin, cold, flu, dry hair, sinus congestion, etc. However, you can prevent those problems if you have an indoor air humidifier.