Join us September 13th for a fundraiser to benefit Richmond Triangle Players. You will have the opportunity to speak with specialists for Erno Laszlo and Jack Black skincare. 10% of your purchases will go to the theatre. There are many door prizes and giveaways. We look forward to seeing you. 5:30 to 8:00 pm.
Posted on September 8, 2017
Posted on July 20, 2016
“Yikes! Where did these lines come from? And, is that a dark patch on my cheek? But I wear sunscreen!” But, do you wear enough, reapply often and wear it all year around?
The sad truth is any amount of tanning, indoors or out, will damage the skin and cause premature aging and possible health problems. But, we can take steps to minimize sun damage by following these Five Simple Sunscreen Rules.
1.) Look for “Full-Spectrum” or “Broad Spectrum” Sunscreen Protection. This is extremely important as you need to protect yourself from the sun’s two types of ultraviolet (UV) rays known as UVA and UVB wavelengths. UVA is the long-wavelength that penetrates to the deepest layers of the skin and causes skin damage such as wrinkles and dark spots, over time. It also causes melanoma. UVB is shorter wavelengths of light that penetrate to the surface of the skin and is the cause of sunburn. Sunburn doesn’t just feel awful but it can cause permanent skin damage overtime. These two forms of light are not dependent on air temperature or if the sun is shining. You can get sunburn in the snow or on a cloudy day, if you’re not properly protected.
2.) Look for an SPF of 15 to 50. The SPF (Sun Protection Factor) will tell you how well the sunscreen blocks UVB rays and for approximately how long. Experts agree that you need a minimum of SPF 15 but no more than 50 for protection. An SPF higher than 50 only provides a minimum more of protection and may not be worth the added cost. The ideal seems to be an SPF of 30. But, as always, it depends on your skin type.
3.) Apply Sunscreen Liberally and Frequently.
20 minutes before before going outside into the sun, disrobe and apply your sunscreen all over your body. Don't forget your ears, the back of your neck, underarms and top of your feet. Use lots of sunscreen. Don't skimp! Apply using a circular motion so you won’t miss any spots. Contrary to what you may have heard, about 2 ounces or a shot glass full, is only enough for your face, neck and the back of your hands. So, slather it on! Finally, apply a lip balm with an SPF of 15 or higher.
4.) Reapply! Reapply! Reapply! When you’re out in the sun anytime of the year, you need to reapply your sunscreen at least every 90 minutes or less. If you go in the water or are perspiring, reapply sooner. Use a water-resistant sunscreen in these cases but remember you still have to reapply often. They are not waterproof, only resistant. Reapply your lip balm often, too.
5.) Limit Sun Exposure. Seek shade. Wear a hat, sunglasses, long sleeves and long pants. Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 4 pm. And, remember, to protect yourself while driving. UVA rays penetrate glass and will burn.
If you follow these Five Simple Sunscreen Rules, you’ll really help your skin stay healthy and younger looking longer.
Posted on June 23, 2016
Our List of 10 Great Natural Sunscreens
The Sun is Not Our Friend
Despite our need for Vitamin D and the mood enhancement that comes with sunny days, I hope we’ve all come to realize sun exposure can be too much of a good thing. After genetics, sun exposure determines how well or badly our skin ages. Sun exposure can also affect our immune system, lowering our ability to fight certain diseases. Summer colds or fever blisters, anyone? So, don’t go into the sun without wearing a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 to 50.
Here’s a list of ten of our favorite sunscreen products.
Jack Black Sun Guard Sunscreen SPF 45 Oil-Free & Very Water Resistant
If you are very active in the sun either swimming, sailing or playing beach volley ball, this is the sunscreen for you! It’s oil-free and water resistant formula forms a barrier on the skin and offers superior broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. The cream absorbs quickly without greasy or heavy residue and, best of all, won't drip or run in your eyes.
COOLA Signature Travel Kit is perfect for travel or as an introduction to the line. This award-winning product assortment comes with a limited edition clutch for convenient packing and includes everything you could need: Sport SPF 30 Piña Colada Sunscreen Spray (3.4 oz.), Environmental Repair Plus® Radical Recovery® After-Sun Lotion (2 oz.), Classic Face SPF 30 Cucumber Moisturizer (0.85 oz.) & Liplux® SPF 30 Original.
Coola Face SPF 30 Makeup Setting Spray is the answer we’ve been waiting for to protect our makeup and faces at outdoor weddings and garden parties. This no-touch, weightless, matte finish mist protects the sensitive skin of your face while keeping your makeup looking fresh all day. It allows you to apply sunscreen the way you're supposed to - LAST! Take it with you for reapplying to stay safe. The natural Green Tea & Aloe scent is very refreshing.
Coola Daydream SPF 30 Mineral Makeup Primer is a silky makeup primer for every skin tone and for everyday use. Wear it alone or under makeup. Its light weight texture, with photo-reflective technology, blurs fine lines, evens out skin tone and minimizes pores for a flawless look.
REN Satin Perfection BB Cream with SPF 15 is a silicone free BB cream that leaves skin looking flawless, even toned and luminous with a perfect non-oily, satin finish. This truly multi-tasking BB cream gives SPF and antioxidant protection and adapts to any light to medium skin tone. Its antiaging properties help rejuvenate, firm, tone and repair skin.
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream is ideal for all skin types and especially beneficial for skin showing the signs of aging including fine lines and wrinkles. The skin-perfecting 12-in-1 multi-tasker offers broad spectrum protection in SPF 30, is anti-aging, moisturizing, firming, evens tone. It’s available in five shades to match and enhance any skin type and color from very light to dark.
Deborah Lippmann Rich Girl Hand Cream with SPF 25 is a quick absorbing, rich, multi-tasking hand cream. SPF 25 protects from sun damage and the rich formula restores moisture for a youthful appearance. A botanical brightening complex helps even skin tone and lighten dark spots. Remember to use this on your hands when you’re driving. That’s when sun damage can sneak up on you.
Malin + Goetz SPF 30 Face Moisturizer gives you UVB + UVA Broad Spectrum sun protection with antioxidants that help create a barrier against further sun damage, environmental toxins and free radicals. It’s great for moisturizing all skin types, is lightweight, clear, quick absorbing and is water-resistant.
COOLA Sport Continuous Spray in Citrus Mimosa, or Plumeria SPF 30 and in Unscented SPF 50. Vegan friendly and cruelty free, this classic style sunblock is ideal for those with an active outdoor lifestyle and suitable for all skin types. The spray works in any direction, is approved by the American Lifeguard Association, contains organic ingredients and is easy to reapply - so important for complete protection.
COOLA Classic Body Sport SPF 50 Unscented Moisturizer is a non-greasy, lightweight formula designed specifically for those who love being active. Fragrance free, cruelty free, and gluten free, this full-spectrum protection sunscreen is suitable for all skin types and a variety of skin conditions.
Stay protected. Give these natural products a try and let us know what you think. We hope you’ll love them as much as we do.
Posted on May 28, 2015
Jack Black MP 10 Nourishing Oil combines ten of the world’s best known oils for rejuvenating, hydrating and soothing dry skin and hair. This multi-tasking, hydrating oil gives instant relief to parched skin, face, body and hair by infusing skin and hair with penetrating moisture, anti-oxidants, vitamins, and fatty acids. The oil has a sheer, light feel and absorbs quickly. It can be used as a shaving aid, too.
You'll see a difference in the improved health and more youthful appearance of your skin and hair in no time.
Here are the MP10 Oils and how they work:
- Argan Oil: This Moroccan oil is packed full of antioxidants and gives your skin the deep moisture treatment it needs.
- Moringa Seed Oil: A product of seedpods found in the Himalayas, this oil is known for its anti-aging & firming properties.
- Marula Seed Oil: Chocked full of fatty acids, this oil comes from the fruit kernels of the Marula tree in Africa and calms redness.
- Watermelon Seed Oil: Used for its restorative and nourishing properties.
- Plum Seed Oil: A product of plums and native to several countries in Europe and Asia, its high moisture content hydrates.
- Baobab Seed Oil: Produced from the Baobab tree in Africa to rejuvenate and repair skin.
- Olive Fruit Oil: Originating from Greek olive trees, olive oil has been praised for its moisturizing and soothing properties.
- Grape Seed Oil: Obtained from grape seeds, this oil calms redness.
- Jojoba Oil: Produced from the seeds of the Jojoba plant, this oil moisturizes and heals.
- Rice Bran Oil: Obtained from rice, this oil is rich in vitamins and antioxidants & improves skin elasticity while keeping skin soft and hydrated.
MP 10 Nourishing Oil is one of the natural Jack Black Epic Moisture products for men and women. Try it. You'll be so happy you did!
Posted on October 3, 2014
Jack Black Product highlight
To quote Jack Black “Most men prefer to spend as little time as possible in front of a mirror.” And they do! However Jack Black’s product line is meant for the man on the go, the one who doesn’t have time to spend an hour in the bathroom. Their King of the Road Travel Kit has it all! It has everything your man needs to start his day off right!
To start you have a Facial Cleanser that not only cleans your face but also removes all the dirt and oil deep down in your pours. Then you have a Face Buff Energizing Scrub which opens up your pours and acts as a pre-shave. After the scrub you have the Beard Lube which softens the skin and is a shaving cream that helps with reducing razor burn! Afterwards you have the Double Duty Face Moisturizer that will help reduce any inflammation and redness that you might have from shaving. It also has sunscreen built into the formula so you’re well shaved face will be protected from the sun!
Bath and Body:
No man wants to use more than two products when they are showering, it’s just a lot of hassle. The Turbo Wash Cleanser Is Jack Blacks answer to that! It’s not just for hair, but also body! The cleanser doesn’t just clean but it also helps with post-workout recovery. The cleanser helps to reduce lactic acid build-up in your muscles so there is less soreness after your workouts which is essential.
Now most men don’t use moisturizer, but guys no woman wants you to be rough all over! Jack Black’s Cool Moisture Body Lotion is the manliest way to make sure that all of you is nice and smooth. This product is another essential part of that after workout shower routine. It will cool your skin down, and it’s lightweight so it won’t stick to you like other moisturizers.
Posted on November 2, 2013
I know you’ve been feeling it. Dryer hands, face and lips.
What’s a woman or a man to do?! Here are a few tips to get your skin ready for the coming harsh climate of winter.
TIP 1: Use Creamier Facial Cleansers.
Put away the gels and use creamier cleansers that help retain moisture. Be gentle when cleansing. Use a light circular motion. Avoid harsh rubbing and never pull at your skin. Look for sulfate-free and soap free products. Soap-free formulations prevent moisture loss and will leave your skin feeling super soft.
Juara Rice Facial Cleanser is a foaming, sulfate-free, rinse-off cleanser that removes make-up and skin-dulling debris with gentle cleansers.
Men like their products to do more than one thing so they really like Jack Black Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser with Aloe and Sage Leaf.
Speaking of toners...
TIP 2: Don’t forget the Toner!
Because it’s really important! Toner balances skin’s pH, hydrates skin by binding moisture to your skin, tightens facial pores and increases your moisturizer's absorption. Toners may be used with a cotton ball or sprayed in a mist directly on the face.
All natural Elemental Herbology Flower Harmonizing Mist, for sensitive skin, is made from pure Rose Damask petals collected at dawn when the oil is at its peak. The luxurious facial tonic tones, hydrates, soothes and limits potential reactions to sun, wind, cold, flying and pollution.
Jurlique Balancing Mists are toners that come in a variety of natural ingredients to serve your skin type and concerns. The mists contain a wide variety of natural ingredients including marshmallow and glycerin to help prevent moisture loss and intensely hydrate and soften the skin.
TIP 3: Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!
Use a richer, creamier moisturizer to seal in moisture, ease the signs of aging and repair sun damage, reduce redness and dark spots. Your skin needs richer, more emollient creams (especially at night) that keep the skin elastic and moisturized.
Also, if you notice your skin is dull looking with dark spots, or uneven tone, look for a brightening cream. Brighteners, such as Erno Laszlo Luminous Intensive Cream for daily hydration, prevent discoloration and diminish the appearance of dark spots to even skin tone and illuminate your skin for a fresh, youthful look.
Men will like Jack Black Double-Duty Face Moisturizer with SPF 20 and Blue Algae extract to visibly improve skin's overall appearance and hydration. Blue Algae extract, a rich source of vitamin E, helps keep skin supple and reduces inflammation and redness.
TIP 4: Exfoliate Gently and Frequently.
Summer environmental aggressors can leave skin dry, dull and flaky. In order to remove the dead skin cells, revive dull skin and repair any damage, you need to exfoliate frequently – probably twice a week with a gentle, natural exfoliator.
AHAVA Facial Mud Exfoliator is a gentle, natural face scrub, formulated with Dead Sea mud to remove dead dulling skin cells while stimulating cellular renewal to reveal brighter, even toned skin.
TIP 5: Mask that Face! Once A Week.
Your skin will thank you.Use a leave-on mask once a week for a more complete and deeper hydrating treatment. You'll get a wide range of skin benefits by giving yourself a facial mask once a week. The mask deeply cleanses, moisturizes, and clarifies. And, can be a very relaxing experience.
Try Juara Avocado Banana Moisture Mask. Avocado strengthens skin's natural barrier while banana helps draw water to the skin to maintain optimal hydration.
If blemishes are a concern, tryJuice Beauty Blemish Clearing Mask with a clarifying blend of exfoliating organic hydroxy-fruit acids, purifying clay and healing bamboo. This weekly mask treatment helps control oil and clears blemished skin for a fresh, radiant complexion.
TIP 6: Ditch the Wax:
Avoid waxy lip balms that keep you licking your lips, which just leads to chapping.
Try Malin+Goetz Lip Moisturizer, a fragrance, flavor and color free lip balm full of absorbent fatty acids.Unlike traditional oils and drying waxes and silicones that are often licked off or wiped away, this lip balm nourishes upon impact while offering a continual layer of hydrating protection throughout the day and night.
Hampton Sun Sport Lip Balm has a hydrating formula with an SPF of 30, includes natural and organic ingredients such as pomegranate, aloe vera, grapefruit, cucumber, green tea, and many other calming additives to protect and hydrate lips.
TIP 7: Wear Sunscreen! Wear it every day the sun is out
It’s not the temperature that causes skin damage, premature aging and skin cancer. It’s the UV rays. Avoid the danger, the tell-tale leathery looking skin, deep wrinkles, uneven skin tone and age spots. Apply sunscreen after finishing your makeup. Keep some in your car. Keep some by the front door so you can apply it before you leave the house. No excuses. Wear sunscreen.
HAMPTON SUN’s Smart Serious Sunbathing offers a complete line of luxury sun protection products in light and silky formulations that combine the most effective moisturizers, anti-oxidants and UVA/UVB sun protection to help reduce premature signs of aging.