Monday, April 15, 2013

Celebrate Spring Spa Week with an At-Home Facial that Utilizes Brightening & Tightening Formulations

It's one of those good news, bad news days. The bad news: Today marks the IRS deadline to file your taxes. The good news: Spa Week starts, so seize the day and soothe your soul--after you file your taxes, of course. 

Spas across the country now offer massages, scrubs and facials at a discounted rate of $50 until April 21. This means you can spend the day sampling various services at a participating facility or stretch out your favorite treatments throughout the entire week. Either way, it's the perfect opportunity to relax and rejuvenate in a tranquil setting at a significantly reduced rate.

Still, you may not have the ability to work a Spa Week treatment into your busy schedule. If this is the case, consider an at-home facial. It allows you to enjoy some much needed me time while also addressing concerns such as dull, dehydrated or sagging skin. The formulations below serve to brighten and tighten your complexion for a more youthful and radiant look. They contain results-oriented ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid, peptides and anti-aging antioxidants, which restore and revitalize your skin.

Feel free to play some soothing music and light up a couple of candles. Spa Week awaits in the privacy of your own home.


SHINE: Apothederm Bright Skin Serum. BEAUTY: Enhance skin's natural radiance with malic and mandelic acids, peptides and hyaluronic acid. BEACON: No animal testing. Free of parabens, phthalates, fragrances and formaldehyde-releasing ingredients.

SHINE: L'Occitane Immortelle Brightening Face Mist. BEAUTY: Daisy flower extract, castor oil and vitamin E help refresh and illuminate skin, and keep makeup in place. BEACONThe L’Occitane Foundation supports women’s entrepreneurship and visual impairment fields of action.

SHINE: Naturopathica Sweet Cherry Brightening Enzyme Peel. BEAUTY: Promote a smooth and bright complexion with sweet cherry seed oil, salicylic and lactic acids, and pomegranate extract. BEACONContains no sulfate detergents, PEGs, DEA, TEA, parabens, glycols and urea. Supports the American Botanical Council and The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.

SHINE: Pevonia Botanica Ligne Tropicale De-Aging Mist (Mango-Passion Fruit). BEAUTY: Hyaluronic acid, aloe vera leaf gel and pomegranate extract awaken skin with a refreshing boost of hydration. BEACON: No animal testing. Supports the Beauty Bus Foundation.

SHINE: LATHER 10-Minute Brightening Mask with Glycolic Acid. BEAUTY: Lactic and kojic acids and vitamins B3 and C improve the texture and tone of dull and dehydrated skin, and reduce hyperpigmentation. BEACONNo animal testing. Free of sulfates and parabens. 


SHINE: Dermalogica Skin Renewal Booster. BEAUTY: Smooth and soften the skin's surface with aloe vera leaf juice, lactic acid and lavender extract. BEACON: Contains no artificial fragrances or colorants. Championed joinFITE (Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship). The Dermalogica Foundation also supports Skincare for Kids in Need.

SHINE: IT Cosmetics No. 50 Serum Collagen Veil Anti-Aging Primer. BEAUTY: This two-in-one serum/primer utilizes more than 50 ingredients, including grape, pomegranate and jojoba seed oils, peptides and hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture, and reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines. BEACONNo animal testing. Free of parabens and fragrances.

SHINE: Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair Moisturizer. BEAUTY: Apple and grape buds, lemon bark, shea butter and aloe vera leaf juice improve elasticity and encourage new cell growth. BEACONUSDA Organic certified. Free of parabens, petroleum, propylene and butylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfates, pesticides, phthalates, artificial dyes and synthetic fragrances.

SHINE: Kate Somerville Quench Hydrating Face Serum and DermalQuench Liquid Lift. BEAUTY: The serum utilizes hyaluronic acid, and vitamins C and E, to help increase firmness and elasticity, while the lift contains hyaluronic acid, vitamins A, C and E, and lavender oil to combat sagging skin and dryness. BEACONNo animal testing.

SHINE: LashEm Picture Perfect Instant Wrinkle Reducer. BEAUTY: Boost cellular regeneration, and fill in fine lines and wrinkles with aloe vera leaf extract and vitamin E. BEACON: No animal testing. Free of parabens, fragrances and prostaglandins. 

SHINE: Luzern Laboratories Force De Vie Pure Oxygen Lotion. BEAUTY: Aloe vera leaf juice, algae extract and hyaluronic acid maximize suppleness and minimize signs of aging. BEACON: Contains no parabens, petrochemicals, formaldehyde, synthetic preservatives, colorants and fragrances.

SHINE: ProBios Laboratories Transderma C Vitamin C Serum and Transderma M Moisturizing Serum. BEAUTY: Transderma C contains vitamin C to enhance luminosity and firmness, while Transderma M utilizes olive fruit oil and vitamin E to repair and renew the skin. BEACON: No animal testing. Free of preservatives, fragrances, oil and alcohol. 


  1. Thanks for the article, it has a lot of great information in it.

  2. I have tried the Apothederm Bright skin serum and it works great! Also, thanks for the tip on discounted facials.

  3. At home spa day, I will be planning one soon. :)

  4. Well it’s good to hear that spa week is going to start. Yes; we choose facial for brightening face and thanks for your home facial brightening & tightening formulations and for introducing the essential products for proper treatment.

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