I have always been passionate about makeup, skincare and all things pretty to us girls. Creating Faces Beautiful has been a lifetime of work in progress. Like many women, life tends to complicate achieving my goals, but notwithstanding career changes, marriage, and raising children I continued to follow my passion. Today, I am affectionately known as the woman that helps all women look and feel just a little prettier. I have built a business of perfecting beauty for women. Stop in and see Faces Beautiful whether in Connecticut or On-Line. It’s the place to "feel prettier".

We provide great services, products and advice on your skincare, your makeup, your hair, your eyebrows and fabulous jewelry. I try every product before I decide to share it with you. Really, I do. The only products that you’ll see in our store are products that I personally believe in. And, so read my blogs and see what fabulous little tidbits of information that I discovered and then you’ll be in the know too! or in our Westport, Connecticut Studio.

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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Frederic Fekkai Salon Technician Color Care Rapid Results Moisture Mask

I know we all want silky, smooth, luxurious hair. Dreaming is easy… having it is not. Especially you ladies who color your hair, you are not alone when it comes wishing your hair felt as soft and silky as the day you left the hair salon, and for all you ladies dying your hair at home from a box, which to me is a big NO NO…..  You need this more than you can even imagine!! 

Frederic Fekkai Salon Technician Color Care Rapid Results Moisture Mask is a rich and fast mask that submerges hair in humectants, which you must know, attracts and binds moisture to the area where its applied.  This mask revives just colored hair, conditions it and make is ever-so silky - all done with a Fekkai color-lock protection.  This mask contains an ingredient called “galangal” root. It is from South East Asia and offers many benefits, but the most important for colored hair is that it protects against UV rays.  We all know how bad UV rays are for our skin but did you ever stop to think what they were doing to your hair?  UV rays can oxidize the sulfur molecules in your hair and turn your hair strands till they are faded and brittle.  UV rays can also cause something called photo-yellowing. If you highlight or perm your hair, you are especially susceptible to your hair changing color.

When your color-treated hair needs moisture, protection, and a pick-me-up, I absolutely recommend trying this product! 

dr. brandt pores no more vacuum cleaner

Are you one of those people that looks in the mirror and feels like all you see are pore, pores and more pores?  If you are tired of looking at oversized pores and blackheads on your T-zone and chin areas then you need to try Dr. Brandt’s “pores no more vacuum cleaner”!

This product loosens your blackheads, while absorbing excess oil from your pores, but most importantly it helps to tighten your pores.  Did you have one of those mothers who always hocked you about washing your face with warm water and when you’re done to splash a good amount of ice cold water on your face?  Well, I hate to tell you, but your mother was right. The cold water would help to tighten and close up those pores.  So, Dr. Brandt’s “pores no more”  does this without the polar freeze and it lasts throughout the day.

So after your done washing you face and before you moisturize or put any serums on, just apply a thin layer over your T-zone and chin or any area you feel you have enlarged pores and allow the solution to dry.  It will turn a light color blue when its dry. Just rinse it off with a touch of warm water.  Continue with your usual skincare regimen.  Your face will feel fresh and your pores feel nice and tight.   You can do this once or twice a day and the longer you use it the bigger the difference you will see in your pore size.  The results are amazing.  I definitely recommend this to anyone with oily to combination skin, large pores or blackheads.

Ever Tried a Stick Foundation?

Are you battling everyday to cover your rosacea or maybe breakouts or how about the dreadful cuperose we get around out nostrils?  Well I have a great solution for you!!  Becca’s Stick Foundation!  This stick foundation has a creamy texture that gives you complete control in the amount of coverage you need for a particular area.  It ‘s for all skin types, has an SPF of 30, and even contains vitamins A, D and E.   If you are looking for a good neutral foundation that doesn’t leave you too pink or too yellow, Becca Stick Foundation has a great range of neutral shades that never looks cakey. The problem, as we know, we so many stick foundations…..

To apply, you should put a few dabs of the foundation on your fingers and make sure to rub your fingers together to warm up the foundation, this makes the foundation spread easier and smoother over your skin.  You really only need to apply it where you see discoloration on your face, for instance I have some rosacea on my cheeks, so I’ll apply the most coverage there and around my nostrils to cover the redness.  We all know that at any age it can make for a very stressed-out day to see discoloration or red blotches on our pretty little faces, so give the Becca Stick Foundation a try and I’m positive you’ll be pleased with the results!!

Rebuild Your Collagen

Ladies if you don’t know by now that not all serums are created equal, then let me share some serum facts with you. 

Typically any serum will be stronger and more result oriented then any moisturizer. And then, not all serums are the same. Serums are designed to be specific to a need. This one is especially effective at firming.

MD Skincare’s HydraPure Antioxidant Firming Serum is designed to firm your skin. It contains 14 collagen building ingredients all in this one product.  Without rebuilding collagen protein in your skin, you will never be able to keep your skin youthful and smooth.  And just so you know ladies, if a product says it contains collagen this does NOT mean that product is going to rebuild your collagen. It’s tricky about collagen getting into your skin. The serum or moisturizer needs a special delivery system to allow the collagen in. That’s because collagen molecules are way too big to penetrate into your skin when applied topically without a special delivery system. Very few serums actually have this type of delivery system.
MD Skincare’s HydraPure  Antioxidant Firming Serum has multiple ingredients that can penetrate your skin, through a micro-encapsolated delivery system. It works and it can resurface and tighten your skin by intense delivery of active ingredients.

You’ll see. This one actually does what it says it will do.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Alaur Skin Solutions

Most women feel pretty clueless as to which products or which mixture of products will actually make a difference in your skin. So, if you feel that way – then guess what? You’re normal. It’s not so simple. I know that, but no worry, that’s why I’m here. So let me tell you about three products, when used together will really make a difference…

Dr. Albert Lefkovits is the well-known NYC dermatologist who created Alaur Skin Solutions and he has a wife who is just like me and you, who boldly leads her man to perfection. And, he being a good husband, they’re married for over 40 years – listens. So, Dr. Lefkovits created three products when used together make every woman’s skin firm, smooth, tight and luminous.

Here they are: Rederma Cellular Energizing Serum, VirginSkin Anti-Aging Cream, and Clock-Stopping C.

First let me tell you about the Rederma Cellular Energizing Serum, patients describe this new serum as a ‘miracle’. Made from laboratory reproduced human growth factor, it helps speed up the cellular reproduction that slows with age, firming and smoothing skin to give it a more youthful appearance. Rederma contains Green Tea Polyphenols plus Caffeine, Soy Phospholipids and other powerful anti-oxidants to combat free radicals and environmental damage. Recent studies have provided evidence that Green Tea helps prevent skin cancer.
The VirginSkin Anti-Aging Cream is an extraordinarily effective, practically addictive “super moisturizer” that contains a fast-absorbing blend of vitamins, bio-flavinoids and botanicals. Helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Skin feels softer, smoother, and younger. It’s a perfect primer for makeup.

And lastly, Clock-Stopping C with anti-oxidants is a non-irritating serum rich in anti-aging botanicals provides the benefits of a 25% Vitamin C solution, stimulating your collagen production to improve your elasticity. The ingredients are all so good - Silymarin, a potent antioxidant, is linked to preventing skin cancer, Green Tea, Licorice, Orange Oil and Grape Seed extracts defend from free radicals and environmental damage, and Willow herb extract soothes and calms. Clock-Stopping C firms, refines and protects skin to maintain a younger looking, more radiant appearance. An airtight pump dispenser assures purity and freshness. This unique formula provides the benefits of 25% Vitamin C solution without irritation. For those of you that do not know, 25% Vitamin C is unheard of!! Ladies Vitamin C is one of the biggest protectors for your skin at the cellular level, and many of us remember endless hours spent baking in the sun with no protection during our teen years so this is really important for us in order to fight sun damage. Not only does Vitamin C help reverse the signs of aging, but it minimizes fine lines and wrinkles, increases your skin elasticity, helps diminish acne and aging spots, and repairs and protects your skin from free radicals.

On Tuesday, February 16, the esthetician from Alaur Skin Solutions and Mrs. Lefkovits will be here at the studio to provide you with skin consultations and complimentary Meristem Peels. This is a great opportunity to have a real one on one with the experts from Alaur. For those of you that would like to try the products to really believe how great it makes your skin feel, take advantage of this opportunity!! You will be able to see and feel the results immediately.

Call to schedule your appointment today. 203-226-1818