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30 Faces in 30 Days Skincare Challenge

30 Faces in 30 Days Skincare Challenge

Calling all MEN and WOMEN! I’m in a challenge and I need 30 MEN & 30 WOMEN that want to see an improvement in their skin!

Everything You Need About Jade Rollers

Everything You Need About Jade Rollers

Jade rollers have been the latest craze and have been popping up everywhere. It’s no surprise when you look at the benefits of incorporating rollers.

Introducing Lumiere de Vie Matte Moisturizer

Introducing Lumiere de Vie Matte Moisturizer

The wait is over!! The new Matte Moisturizer is here. While this is formulated for all skin types, I especially know that my oily skin clients will be raving over this new moisturizer. Here are all the details on this new revolutionary product.

Formulated with over 30 skin loving ingredients, this light-weight moisturizer helps to hydrate skin while balancing shine. This matte lotion helps to even out skin tone while giving the skin a radiant appearance and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Instantly absorbing into skin to deliver smooth, fresh texture, the skin is left feeling supple and firm and excess oil is controlled. Lumière de Vie Matte Moisturizer nourishes skin for a flawless finish and works as a primer to prep skin pre-makeup. Dramatically improve the appearance of your skin with Lumière de Vie Matte Moisturizer.

Lumiere matte lotion

  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Moisturizes skin while controlling oil
  • Brightens the skin for a more radiant complexion
  • Provides a supple look and feel for refined-looking skin
  • Helps skin appear smoother and feel firmer
  • Can also be used as a makeup primer

How do I use Lumière de Vie®Matte Moisturizer?

Apply morning and evening to freshly cleansed skin. Gently massage a generous amount on face and jawline, using light upward motions.

How often do I use Lumière de Vie Matte Moisturizer?

Lumière de Vie Matte Moisturizer can be used both morning and night throughout your skincare regimen to add that extra moisturizer your skin needs to keep it feeling and looking smooth and firm.

Will this product cause my skin to flake or peel?


When your skin starts to flake or peel that means it is time to moisturize! Lumiere de Vie does just that! Formulated to penetrate deep into your skin’s layers to not only moisturize but to create smooth, even skin as well.

Matte Lotion

Will this product leave my skin feeling dry?

No, this product is formulated to hydrate your skin and leave it feeling supple and smooth.

Will this product make my skin feel tighter?


This product will leave your skin feeling moisturized and firm.

Will this product work with all skin tones and types?

Yes! Lumière de Vie Matte Moisturizer was created to work well with all skin tones and types.

Is Lumière de Vie Matte Moisturizer tested on animals?

Lumière de Vie does not conduct or commission animal testing of any finished product.

Get yours here!!

Ice Rolling 101

Ice Rolling 101

If you struggle with large pores, swelling or puffy skin, you may want to include an ice roller into your skin care regime. Here’s why…

The Best Vitamins For Healthy Skin

The Best Vitamins For Healthy Skin

It’s no secret that healthy skin starts from the inside. The nutrients that keep your skin youthful and glowing are found in several different vitamins. First and foremost, these come in the form of leafy greens and fruits, after all, you are what you eat. But let’s be honest here. Are you eating enough of the good? And if you are, you still may not be getting enough of the vitamins best for healthy skin!

Knowing exactly what vitamins give your skin health a major boost is the first step in a great skincare routine. Depending on your skin, certain vitamins may be more pertinent to you. To help you start this path of exploration, here are my favorite vitamins that are great for skin health.

Vitamin C for skin health

Vitamin C

Around 90 percent of vitamin C in the average American diet is derived from fruits and vegetables. Peppers (sweet, green, red and hot) are especially rich in vitamin C. Other good sources include citrus fruits and juices, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, collards, mustard greens, broccoli, spinach, guava, kiwi fruit, currants and strawberries. Nuts and grains contain very little vitamin C, and it is important to note that cooking destroys vitamin C activity. Vitamin C supports the immune system, and acts as an antioxidant. In fact, ascorbic acid may be the most important water-soluble antioxidant in the body. Vitamin C promotes the normal synthesis of collagen, promotes minor healing and helps to maintain cholesterol levels.*

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is another antioxidant and makes the skin glow.
The most valuable sources of dietary vitamin E include vegetable oils, margarine, nuts, seeds, avocados and wheat germ. Safflower oil contains large amounts of vitamin E (about two thirds of the RDA in ¼ cup), and smaller amounts are found in corn oil and soybean oil. Vitamin E is actually a family of related compounds called tocopherols and tocotrienols. Vitamin E was discovered in the early 1930s. It is available in a natural or synthetic form. In most cases, the natural and synthetic form of vitamins and minerals are identical. However, the natural form of Vitamin E is superior, in terms of absorption and retention in the body.

The natural form of alpha-tocopherol, known as d-alpha tocopherol, is contained in Isotonix OPC-3 Beauty Blend. The synthetic form is the most common form found in dietary supplements. It is in the consumer’s best interest to choose a product, which has opted for the more powerful (and expensive) natural form. For those individuals watching their dietary fat consumption, which is relatively common in the world of dieting, vitamin E intake is likely to be low, due to a reduced intake of foods with a higher fat content.*

The health benefits of supplemental vitamin E are derived from its properties as an immune-boosting antioxidant. Vitamin E protects cell membranes from free radical damage. It is also helpful in promoting normal wound healing and is known to help maintain a healthy cardiovascular system. Vitamin E is one of the most powerful fat-soluble antioxidants in the body. High servings of vitamin E have been shown to promote normal platelet activity.*

Vitamin D for Skin Health

Vitamin D

This amazing vitamin comes from the sun! If you’re not lucky enough to live in a place where the sun shines 24/7 and want to ensure you are getting enough vitamin D, you can take vitamin D supplements or eat fortified products.

Regular sunlight exposure is the main way that most humans obtain vitamin D. Food sources of vitamin D include vitamin D-fortified milk (100 IU per cup), cod liver oil, fatty fish (such as salmon) and small amounts are found in egg yolks and liver.*

Vitamin D promotes optimal blood sugar levels. Vitamin D promotes the absorption of calcium and phosphorus and supports the production of several proteins involved in calcium absorption and storage. Vitamin D works with calcium to promote bone strength. It promotes the normal transport of calcium out of the osteoblasts into the extra-cellular fluid and in the kidneys. It promotes calcium and phosphate re-uptake by renal tubules. Vitamin D also promotes the absorption of dietary calcium and phosphate uptake by the intestinal epithelium. It supports the normal growth of skin cells, and it promotes the normal production of insulin.*

Red Wine Extract

Red wine extract is a powerful antioxidant. This extract is found in grape vines, roots, seeds and stalks, with the highest concentration in the skins. The antioxidant properties of red wine extract contribute to maintaining healthy circulation by strengthening capillaries, arteries and veins, and promoting overall cardiovascular health.*

In the late 1990s, scientists took note of a phenomenon among the French. There were very low rates of cardiovascular problems in the provinces where residents consistently ate high fat foods and drank red wine. Scientists concluded that the protective properties of red wine have helped the French maintain cardiovascular health for years and subsequent scientific studies have further shown that the OPCs found in red wine are particularly beneficial for protecting the heart and blood vessels.*

Vitamins For Healthy Skin

Biotin

Biotin is a part of the B-vitamin family. The B-vitamins are important co-factors, which promote the normal metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and protein. Natural food sources of biotin include egg yolk, peanuts, beef liver, milk (10 mcg/cup), cereals, almonds and Brewer’s yeast. Biotin operates as an important part of several enzymes, acting as a co-enzyme implicated in energy metabolism (such as pyruvate carboxylase). In the intestines, bacteria makes a negligible amount of biotin that may be assimilated and used by the body. The main roles of Biotin include promoting strong hair and nails, increasing energy levels, helping maintain normal cholesterol levels and promoting healthy blood sugar levels.*

Vitamin B5

Skincare formulas containing this vitamin provide great hydration for skin. Vitamin B5 just so happens to prevent water loss. If not in the topical form of a skincare product, you can also get plenty of B5 from whole grains, avocado and chicken.

Bilberry Extract

Bilberry extract is derived from the leaves and berry-like fruit of a common European shrub closely related to the blueberry. Extracts of the ripe berry are known to contain flavonoid pigments known as anthocyanins, which are powerful antioxidants. Scientific studies confirm that bilberry extract supports healthy vision and venous circulation. Bilberry extract helps maintain healthy circulation by strengthening capillaries, arteries and veins.*

Omega III

Omega-3 fatty acids — the “good fats” have recently been credited with increasing heart health as well as helping your skin look healthier. The foods highest in omega-3 fatty acids include seafood (especially tuna and salmon) as well as walnuts, canola oil, and flax seed.

Isotonix Beauty Blend

Isotonix OPC-3 Beauty Blend

Isotonix OPC-3 Beauty Blend is formulated to promote skin elasticity, support healthy collagen production, replenish essential vitamins and minerals for the skin, and provide the skin and body with improved antioxidant defenses. This product helps maintain skin health at the cellular level, nourishing and rejuvenating skin cells with some of the finest antioxidants available today including grape seed extract, red wine extract, bilberry extract, citrus bioflavanoids and Pycnogenol®. They are powerful free-radical scavengers that not only work to keep the skin healthy and beautiful, but also provide free-radical-scavenging abilities which are beneficial in a world filled with smog, pollution and other various unseen toxins. These antioxidants are coupled with specific vitamins and minerals that are conducive to cell growth and division. Cell proliferation is important in maintaining healthy, vibrant skin.* 

Two of the most important factors when selecting a nutritional supplement are absorption and potency. The Isotonix delivery system, as found in Isotonix OPC-3 Beauty Blend, assures that the body will absorb the daily vitamins and minerals that it needs. Now you can drink your vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, in one healthy and nutritional formula each and every day, unlike a pill or capsule that is swallowed, and then must be broken down by the stomach’s acids in order to be delivered to the body. The Isotonix delivery system allows the vitamins and minerals to be absorbed more rapidly. Isotonix food supplements, when mixed with water, actually have the same pH and osmotic pressure as the body’s fluids such as tears, plasma and blood. In order for absorption of nutritional content to take place, all food must be converted into an isotonic state. The absorption process of a standard tablet could take up to three hours. This greatly limits the amount of nutrients absorbed by the body. However, our Isotonix OPC-3 Beauty Blend sets itself apart from other products on the market by providing you with the maximum absorption of nutrients, within the shortest amount of time. When an isotonic substance enters the body, it is rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream. 

Isotonix OPC-3 Beauty Blend is an isotonic-capable food supplement that is made from a combination of bilberry, grape seed, red wine, pine bark extracts and citrus extract bioflavonoids, all found to be powerful antioxidants. Oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs) are bioflavonoids (complex organic plant compounds) found in fruits, vegetables and certain tree barks that provide exceptional nutritional benefits to the human body. Studies have shown OPCs to be up to 20 times more powerful than vitamin C and 50 times more powerful than vitamin E in neutralizing free radicals. Isotonix OPC-3 contains the only isotonic form of Pycnogenol in the world. Pycnogenol is a natural plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, and the most clinically-researched and powerful bioflavonoid.* 

Isotonic, which means “same pressure,” bears the same chemical resemblance of the body’s blood, plasma and tears. All fluids in the body have a certain concentration, referred to as osmotic pressure. The body’s common osmotic pressure, which is isotonic, allows a consistent maintenance of body tissues. In order for a substance to be absorbed and used in the body’s metabolism, it must be transported in an isotonic state. 

Isotonix dietary supplements are delivered in an isotonic solution. This means that the body has less work to do to in obtaining maximum absorption. The isotonic state of the suspension allows nutrients to pass directly into the small intestine and be rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream. With Isotonix products, little nutritive value is lost, making the absorption of nutrients highly efficient while delivering maximum results.* 


*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product(s) is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Are You Applying Your Eye Cream Correctly?

Are You Applying Your Eye Cream Correctly?

Eye cream should be part of your daily beauty regimen, but you could be making some common mistakes. Are you applying your eye cream correctly?

My Secret Weapon 🌹XOXO🌹

My Secret Weapon 🌹XOXO🌹

I don’t know about your weather, but here in Wisconsin, this winter has been BRUTAL! Due to the arctic temperatures and ridiculous amounts of snow, the heat has been on non stop. This is usually so drying to our skin, but I found something that […]

3 Simple Skincare Steps For Every Man

3 Simple Skincare Steps For Every Man


Men’s Skin

Is men’s skin really that different than women’s? Yes, there are many similarities, and many of the same products and treatments used for women still work very well on men’s skin, but there are some key differences to be aware of.

LUMIÈRE DE VIE HOMMESMen’s skin is 25% thicker than women’s, meaning it is also tougher. Men also continually battle shaving-related skin issues. When a man shaves, his face experiences a fairly intense exfoliation, therefore leaving it more prone to breakouts, razor burn, dryness and ingrown hairs if not treated correctly.

Men have a totally different hormonal makeup, produce more sebum, have larger pores, and grow more facial hair than women. Some studies have even shown that men’s skin has a lower pH level then women.

With the differences in the acid mantle, the pH level of the cleansers and topicals becomes an important factor. Products with a higher pH may elevate the overall skin pH and disrupt the acid mantle, which serves as an important protective barrier.
Testosterone also regulates men’s skin. In the epidermis and dermis, it is responsible for increasing the number of granular cells, collagen production and blood flow, stimulating the production of sebum, and toughening hair in the follicle. For any treatment or formula to be effective, it must address sebum, hair growth and sensitivities, as well as the thicker epidermis and a lower pH.

 

Now are you convinced that men need a good skin care routine?

Now that we have that clear, now what? I hope you can see why a simple skincare routine for men is essential. I’ll break it down and go over, simple steps that any man can do.

Don’t worry, I’m not going to tell you that you need masks, serums, or toners. If you are looking for clearer, younger-looking skin, all of those will help, but they’re more for the enthusiasts out there. Instead, I’m here to teach you the basics with the essentials. You won’t add more than a few minutes to your daily routine, but that time spent can make a world of difference and keeping you looking younger, and for the long haul.

 

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Step 1: Cleanse twice daily

When you wash your face, you remove the dirt, grime, and excess oil that has settled inside your pores and your skin. Men’s skin is generally oilier than that of majority of women which can lead to acne issues. Cleansing will prevent clogged pores, breakouts, and will minimize shine.

It’s also important to cleanse before using any other products, otherwise you’ll limit the effectiveness of a moisturizer, exfoliant, or mask. Think of it this way: You need a clean surface before you start putting anything on it. Do it when you wake up—to clean the grime you accumulated while you slept (since your pillowcase it a hotbed of bacteria). And then once again before bed, to flush away the day’s buildup.

Using face gels helps to prevent the same and is highly recommended. Facial gels also help you avoid pigmentation and blemishes.

This is what I recommend: LUMIÈRE DE VIE HOMMES Cleansing Gel

This creamy cleanser effectively eliminates dirt and excess oil for clean, shave-ready skin. Cucumber extract awakens the senses while prepping skin for a comfortable, smoother shave and yes men, you can shave with it!

LUMIÈRE DE VIE HOMMES Cleansing Gel

 

Step 2: Moisturize twice daily

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If you’re not moisturizing, you’re missing out. After cleansing, it’s time to hydrate and protect your face. Though men have a higher collagen density than women, it’s important because moisturizing delivers soothing vitamins and nutrients to the skin, while also creating a barrier atop the skin so as to shield you from complexion-compromising toxins, AKA pollution.

Apply it in the morning to recover from lost moisture during sleep, as well as before bed to maximize the potency of the skin-strengthening nutrients while your body’s cells regenerate.

 

 

This is what I recommend: LUMIÈRE DE VIE HOMMES Hydrating Aloe Cream

An ultra-light hydrating cream that deeply moisturizes, helps to maintain elasticity, and conditions even the toughest skin. Aloe vera reduces redness while hyaluronic acid fights dry skin.

LUMIÈRE DE VIE HOMMES Hydrating Aloe Cream

 

Step 3: Condition your facial hair

LUMIÈRE DE VIE HOMMESIn the past few years facial hair has morphed into the ultimate style accessory – and one that’s not just an adjunct to your overall look but an expression of the inner you, too. But it is so important to not only use that cleanser on your facial hair, but also use a beard oil to help soften & condition not only the hair, but the skin beneath.

Beard oil is hydrating to the skin and helps soften and tame beard hair, which means it is also a great styling agent. The ideal beard should look shiny and groomed, and not dusty, flaky and shaggy. Beard oil keeps facial hair flake-free and smelling fresh. Thanks to moisturizing oils, a little beard oil is just enough to tame those flyaway hairs and eliminate flakes (a.k.a. beard-druff)

The best time to apply beard oil is right after washing your face. Get in to the habit by putting it on beard oil first thing in the morning after showering or cleansing. That way, your hair follicles and pores are open and can easily absorb the oil. Just rub the beard oil into your hand, then massage it throughout your beard.

This is what I recommend: LUMIÈRE DE VIE HOMMES Conditioning Beard Elixir

This light-weight oil hydrates and smooths facial hair for a softer, more manageable beard. An advanced blend of fruit and nut oils tame coarse beard hairs for a healthy-looking beard that starts at the root.

 

LUMIÈRE DE VIE HOMMES Conditioning Beard Elixir

 

I hope that after reading this article, you can see how adding these simple 3 steps can make a big difference for all of you men out there!  I have to be honest, I am excited about providing you with products designed just for you, it’s about time! Elevate your skincare with advanced skincare for the modern day man!  And incorporate classic products with proven results designed for every man.

LUMIÈRE DE VIE HOMMES is now available, and I’m looking for some men to be part of a launch campaign for me! You’ll be some of the first to get your hands on it!! Who wants to be part of our marketing campaign for this line?! It doesn’t matter where you live, all are welcome!  Simply fill out this form and I will contact you.

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Winter Blues

Winter Blues

Every month I do a collaboration with other MUAs across the country and January is all about skin and a simple makeup look. It’s winter in Wisconsin…so that means I have to change my entire skincare routine! My oily skin becomes much drier in the […]