From the Blog
There's been a lot of buzz about Squalene and Squalane Oil recently. But what is it and should you add it to your regimen?
Squalene is a colorless poly-unsaturated hydrocarbon liquid that’s found naturally in many animals and plants, including human sebum (you know sebum as oil). Essentially, it’s one of the many natural lipids your body produces to lubricate and protect your skin. Squalene is estimated to make up 10 to 12 % of your skin's oil! Usually, the squalene you use on your skin comes from olives or rice bran.
Squalane is hydrogenated Squalene. Squalane is lighter and more shelf stable and less likely to oxidize than Squalene
What does it do?
Squalene/Squalane is highly-effective emollient and natural antioxidant. It provides moisture to the skin without weighing it down.
Who should use it?
EVERYONE! As a natural emollient, it helps to moisturize the skin. This means that it helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, reduces the potential for injury that comes with dry, unlubricated skin, and may provide some protection from environmental skin destroyers, such as the sun, pollution, and smoke.|
We love Indie Lee Squalane Facial Oil and Indie Lee Squalane Facial Cream. They are the the perfect compliment to your summer regimen!
The weather has finally turned and we are loving it! But with the sunshine comes more time spent outdoors. It's so important to protect your skin from all of the elements, but no element is more dangerous to your skin health than the UVA/UVB rays of the sun.
Skin cancer is on the rise here in the United States and around the world. Luckily for us, it is also one of the most preventable cancers around. Just follow these steps:
1) Use A Minimum SPF Of 15 (30 if you are extremely fair, have a history of burning, or a family history of skin cancer).
For most people, 15 provides a good level of protection from the most damaging of rays. Bear in mind that the higher the SPF, the smaller the increased benefit: That means that SPF 30 isn't twice as strong as SPF 15. In fact, SPF 15 filters out 93% of UVB and SPF 30 filters out 97%, which is only a slight improvement.
2) Reapply EVERY 2 HOURS (more often if you've been swimming or sweating). While mosty people happily put on sunscreen when they're heading out, they are far less likely to reapply as necessary. The sunscreen degrades as it sits on your skin. This means that one application a day is not enough to keep your skin from burning, aging, or worse. Keep sunscreen in your purse/backpack/car/office - basically everywhere. That way, you will never be without it.
3) Use Mineral Based Sunscreens if you have sensitive skin. Those with rosacea, eczema, psoriosis, or other skin disorders that result in sensitivity should use mineral based sunscreens. Look for Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide on the ingredients list. These do not absorb into the skin, rather they tend to sit in the very surface layers, reducing the possibilities of irritating your skin.
Please don't hesitate to ask Liz any questions about your skin and the sun this summer. She is here to help you stay healthy and safe!
Rouge Bunny Rouge.
This Italian-made line combines the best of whimsical packaging and fine-crafted cosmetics. On par with the world's greatest luxury cosmetic lines, Rouge Bunny Rouge will enchant you.
Stay tuned for the announcement of its arrival! We can't wait for you to come in and test out the beautifully pigmented, long-wearing products.
Pictured: Rouge Bunny Rouge Quartz Eyeliner Devotion Ink in Tanzanite Essence
New at The Gilded Girl: The three latest fragrances from venerable fragrance house (and customer favorite) Berdoues.
We love Berdoues' unique and beautiful fragrances (and their amazing bottles) and we know you do too. That's why we are so excited to announce that The Gilded Girl will be introducing the three newest fragrances from their Collection Grand Crus.
Hoja de Cuba - A fragrance of warm tobacco.
The fragrance trail of the aromas combines with the candour of the origins of this Grand Cru to reveal the singular beauty and sweet scent of Cuban tobacco fields.
It is expressed through the Allspice berry from Jamaica heightened by a blend of Tobacco from Turkey and Vetiver from Haiti.
Peng Lai - A mythical and floral fragrance
Berdoues' perfumers have put time on hold with their fragrant interpretation of the Chinese legend. The tale of PÉNG LÁI, tells of the mythic island where the goddess of flowers, He Xiangu, sojourned. This Grand Cru invites you to daydream and reveals one of China's most precious flowers, the Osmanthus.
The delicacy of China captured in a glass bottle.
Maasai Mara - The authenticity of a warm, spicy perfume.
A spicy blend with subtle honeyed notes, our perfumers encapsulated a journey to the heart of Africa’s untamed Massai Mara lands.
Maasaï Mara generously asserts its personality and beckons you to discover unspoilt nature.
The gorgeous 100ml bottles are a STEAL at $85.