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  • 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.

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  • SAVE YOUR SKIN! 5 Simple Sunscreen Rules to Avoid Premature Aging

    “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?

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    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. 

    Reapply often and use lots! Reapply often and use lots!

    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.



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  • Capital Award of Excellence for ElementsBeautyShop.com Blogger Campaign.

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    ElementsBeautyShop.com and Elements of Carytown found a gem when we began working with Christina M. Dick of TFB agency and Tiramisu For Breakfast. She has worked to help us grow our social media presence and event planning for the store.

    One of the most important things that Christina has done for us is to set up a Blogger program with local bloggers. They have helped us so much by reviewing the products that we sell and letting their readers know about store events.

    Christina's Beauty Blogger Campaign was nominated for an award with the the Public Relations Society of America. She won! May 18,2016 she was given the Capital Award of Excellence for her work with Elements Beauty Bloggers. We are so proud to work with such a talented person.



  • The Organic Pharmacy's Collagen Boost Mask In The NY Times

    The New York Times just called The Organic Pharmacy's Collagen Boost Mask "Spanx For The Face."  Check out the full article here and get it at Elements!

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  • Beauty In Bloom!

    Elements invites you to join Erno Laszlo skincare expert Julie Glazer and the Elements Beauty Bloggers at our spring beauty event on Tuesday, April 19th from 5:30 –8pm.

    RSVP on Facebook. We can't wait to see you there!

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  • VAPOUR Organic Beauty FAQs

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    Q: I understand that all Vapour products contain a minimum of 70% Organic ingredients. What is the other 30%?
    A: The other 30% is reserved primarily for the beautiful mineral pigments that color the products. It also includes Vitamin E, and other beneficial botanicals not yet available with an organic designation. So the other 30% is natural, just not organic.

    Q: Will Vapour's oil/wax base make my skin break out?
    A: No. Everyone's skin is different, and diet has much to do with the underlying health of our skin. All  Vapour products are designed with non-comedogenic ingredients that are very compatible with the skin. Vapour will not make your skin break out. Vapour doesn’t obscure the skin. Vapour makes it glow!

    Q: Do your products contain any nano-particles?
    A: No. Your health and safety is Vapour’s highest priority. They do not use any ingredients that could be potentially harmful. All minerals and pigments are cosmetic-grade particle size – much larger than micronized or nano-particles and will not pass through your skin.

    Q: Why isn't there any water in the Vapour products?
    A. Water is really important to skin health but not necessarily when applied topically to "moisturize" the surface. You are better off eating moisture-laden fruits and vegetables and drinking your daily 64 oz. of water, and then, locking that moisture in with a plant oil/beeswax based moisturizer like Stratus. Beeswax lets the skin breathe and does not block pores. Vapour plant oil and beeswax base locks in the skin's own moisture and is anti-oxidant and skin softening.

    Another important reason that Vapour does not use water is that water is where bacteria grow. By not using water, Vapour does not have to use harsh "killer" preservatives. Water is also a precious resource that should be conserved.



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  • Spring Beauty Bash

     

    Elements of Carytown invites you to our Spring Open House, May 7, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, to meet Jenna Bingham, Beauty Expert and Consultant for today’s hottest beauty care brands. Find out what’s new and exciting from Peter Thomas Roth LabsTalika MYLash & Brow Growth, BeautyBlender, Coola Organic Suncare and many more!

    Share an Appetizer. Sip some bubbly. Enter drawings for free products. You’ll shed the dull winter gray and rev up the glow!

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  • Jack Black Product highlight

    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!

    Shaving:

    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.

    Moisturizer:

    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.



  • Caswell-Massey Spotlight

    Caswell-Massey Spotlight

    Caswell-Massey provides the finest in personal care products and has been around since 1752 serving everyone from the founding fathers to film legends.  Caswell-Massey are absolutely against any form of animal testing and are environmentally conscious about their products.  They cater both men and women and have some pretty fantastic products!

    To start off we have the perfect gift for any man the Caswell-Massey Sandalwood Shave Try Me Set. A fantastic 3 in one that contains a pre-shave oil, a shave cream tube, and an after-shave balm.  All of these shave essentials are perfect for taking care of the man with sensitive skin.  The pre-shave oil gives your skin an extra layer of protection to help your razor smoothly glide across your face and avoid nicks and irritation. The shaving cream is perfect for getting that nice close shave and leaving your skin nice and soft afterwards. Caswell-Massey’s exclusive blend of oils and extracts helps soften your beard and helps the razor glide. The post shave balm is perfect for the man who has dry sensitive skin.  Perfect for after a shave the combination of essential oils and plant extracts will condition and moisturize that dry sensitive skin that come from just shaving.

    Don’t worry ladies we haven’t forgotten you! Do you find that your hands get dry and cracked easily or even just during the fall and winter?  Worry no long! Get those hands on some Caswell-Massey lavender Hand Cream.  The hand cream is made up of a mixture of natural oils and lavender to calm your skin, hydrate it, and moisturize! Unlike those other hand creams there’s no greasy residue and it’s perfect for the woman on the go cause it fits comfortably in any pocket or purse!



  • Time for your Fall Update

    Time for your Fall Update

    Now ladies and gents it’s not summer anymore and you know what that means?  Time to get some new beauty products and start a new regimen!  Here are our 4 tips to help you through the fall and winter!

     Moisturize Moisturize Moisturize!

    Fall is starting which means it’s going to get colder, and all the cold and wind is going to dry and crack your skin! You need to moisturize ASAP!  Malin + Goetz has your back!  Take a look at the Vitamin E Face Moisturizer, It’s a gentle moisturizer that will do wonders for the sensitive areas that are dryer than most.

    Ditch the Gel and Go Cream!

    In cold weather gel body washes and soaps can dry out your skin more.  Consider looking into some different body cleansers and creamy body washes!  Never fear for LATHER is hear with their Bamboo Crème Body Wash!  This wash is ideal for nourishing and softening dry skin.  It’s perfect for those who have sensitive skin who need a relaxing and soft body wash.

     Scrub a Dub Dub!

    You might be thinking who would want to use scrub during the fall? Wouldn’t that just make my dry skin worse?  Well I’m here to tell you it’s time to get your scrub on! Oily based scrubs are absolutely perfect for fall and winter.  Not only are you exfoliating the skin, but also hydrating it.  Juara has a fantastic selection of scrubs that will make your skin feel like new again.  Juara’s Invigorating Coffee Scrub is just the product to do the trick! This product is perfect for using in the shower or bath and is good for the entire body head to toe!

    Sunscreen!

    It may not be summer anymore but that doesn’t mean that the sun isn’t there! We all may be bundled up but our faces are still exposed.  Hampton Sun’s Super Hydrating Daily Face Cream is perfect for your face.  It acts as both a sunscreen and reduces the signs of premature aging.  It is Hypo-allergenic and oil and fragrance free!



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