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Winter Skincare Rx: Unexpected Tips from Top Beauty Experts

From plummeting temps to a serious lack of humidity, the cold-weather months aren’t exactly your skin’s best friend. Who better than our top beauty brands — from Dr. Brandt to Decleor Paris — to deliver the real scoop on how to stay glowing all season? Check out their can’t-miss tips below and get your hands on some of their most innovative and nourishing products in our Winter Skin Rx sale today.

> “Our best friend during the winter months? Facial oil. It helps speed up the skin’s healing process by creating a barrier over the skin, and rebalances and maintains hydration. Mix it in with your moisturizer, foundation or body lotion for an added boost of nourishment.”
– From the Amore Pacific team

> “Your winter skincare regimen all depends on your skin type, but you should always been sleeping with a humidifier in the room and even have one throughout the home.”
– From Dr. Brandt


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Dr. Brandt’s Tips to Wrinkle-Free Skin

In search of the secrets to flawless skin? Us too. So we reached out to Dr. Fredric Brandt — celebrity dermatologist, anti-aging expert, and creator of an award-winning skincare line — for his tips on staying wrinkle-free for as long as possible. And while these may not be obvious, like drinking lots of water and avoiding the sun (both of which are also very important), they are definitely worth considering.

Dr. Brandt says:

1. Avoid drinking through straws: This automatically causes pursing around the mouth, which leads to upper-lip wrinkles, which can become very tough to treat.

2. Sleep on your back or switch sides during the night: Pressure-induced wrinkles caused from lying on one side for a long period of time can be permanent.

3. Check your smile: Many people inadvertently pull down the corners of their mouths when they smile. Over time, this will contribute to the formation of marionette lines. Keep a mirror handy so you can see how your mouth moves and try to correct it.

Got it? Follow these tips and score his award-winning anti-aging products like Lines No MoreTime Arrest Crème, and more on Gilt today.


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Kate Somerville Shares Her Secrets For Glowing Skin

If Kate Somerville‘s A-list fan club (Jessica Alba, Debra Messing) isn’t enough to convince you of her skincare products’ prowess, perhaps her own glowing complexion can. She’s a pioneer in the world of medical spa treatments, and now you can get the same effects at home, thanks to the Kate Somerville sale on Gilt today. We caught up with her to get her best tips for caring for your skin.

1. There are just three easy steps to gorgeous skin. Exfoliate, hydrate and moisturize! After the summer, skin is dehydrated, and needs extra attention. Following these three steps will put the love back into your skin.

2. When I’m traveling, I steep green tea bags and put two metal spoons on ice. Then, I apply the tea bags over my eye area for ten minutes. After I remove the tea bags, I apply Line Release Eye Cream, then massage around my eye area with the cold spoons. This trick instantly reduces puffiness.

3. The best advice I’ve ever been given was by Barbara Wells, the most inspirational woman I’ve ever known. She told me I had a choice in life, and I was in control of my destiny. She empowered me to take action and live how I wanted to live. There is such a connection between our emotional and physical self. Our skin reflects what’s going on in our heads and our hearts. Healthy, beautiful skin is a result of a healthy spirit, body and mind. When you feel good about yourself and your path, you will be radiant.

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5 Questions with Kristin Petrovich, Co-Founder of sjal Skincare

Inspired by their mutual desire for a streamlined skincare regimen, mother-daughter duo Karen and Kristin Petrovich created their own simple but highly effective holistic line. In the ten years that själ has been in business, they have successfully combined their personal interest and knowledge of Eastern and alternative medicines with Western biotechnology. We are thrilled to have själ Skincare on Gilt.com, starting at noon ET on November 5, and equally thrilled that Kristin took time out of her of her busy schedule to chat with Gilt StyleFile about the brand, holistic skincare and more.

Q: What makes holistic skincare different than regular skincare?
själ integrates eastern medicines with bio technology and is infused with gemstones and precious minerals for a complete yet, well-edited approach to holistic skincare. The products are nutritionally complete, multi-tasking and result-oriented, not to mention easy to use.

Q: Face oils are experiencing a surge in popularity right now. Why do you love yours? What makes it special?
The själ saphir concentrate is an extremely versatile, easily absorbed, anti-aging face oil. It has a beautiful essential oil blend which is combined with 3 key anti-aging ingredients including a bio marine oil for boosting and increased energy, a lavender complex functioning as a natural ‘botox’ complex and a plant extract which acts as a retinol without any aggressive side effects. It’s perfect for winter months, dehydrated or overworked skin and may be used alone or layered with other products.

Q: Running a small family business can be intense! How do you balance family and work life?
I’m still figuring it out but, I think busy, hectic lifestyles are today’s norm. For me, flexibility and prioritization are key. I find its also important to listen to your instinct as well as your body. If I am physical or mentally run down its not good for my family or the business. Honestly, I just try to enjoy and feel grateful that to have the opportunity to do both.

Q: Can you explain bio-osmotic energy?
For själ, bio-osmostic energy is derived from the use of precious minerals and gemstones. There is physical matter in these ingredients which function as natural anti-bacterials, assist with cellular regeneration, micro-circulation and clarity. However, minerals and gemstones naturally vibrate at a higher frequency. Keep in mind, all matter has frequency or energy. Higher frequency is positive for our cells (i.e. lower frequency can lead to illness, disease, stagnation, etc). Frequency or energy is osmotic- providing a transference of energy on a cellular level. We like to look at it this way, if our universe is 2% matter, 98% frequency we want to ‘program’ our products with a positive frequency/energy naturally occurring in gemstones.

Q: What is your favorite product in the line and why?
I don’t necessarily have a favorite but, I would say the Kura Intuitif is great cream which may be used as an all in one.

Q: What is the most important thing that most women aren’t doing for their skin?
We need to make sure that we are not using fillers in the base of our products as they tend not penetrate into the skin but rather create a layering or coating on top of the skin. You always want the first layer to be your vitamins and nutrients. This way you receive the long term benefits of healthy, vibrant skin.

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