Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Beauty Products, Cosmetics and Beauty Advisors

Do you love using beauty products? Are you interested in a career surrounding the use of these products but don't know what your options are? If so, than you have come to the right place. Over the last few decades the use of beauty products has become increasingly popular. Children, teenagers, women, and even men are using beauty products on a daily basis, raising the demand for beauty based jobs. Throughout this article we will discuss what beauty products are, what types of products are available, and what jobs are available if you are interested in pursuing a beauty based career.

Beauty products, also known as cosmetics, are substances that are used to enhance the appearance or smell of the human body and face. There are many types of beauty products, both for men and women, on the market today. Makeups, deodorants, skin care treatments, nail polishes, body lotions, and hair products are all cosmetics which you can find in almost any department store. Because there are so many types of beauty products, the creators have divided them into two categories; decorative cosmetics and care cosmetics. Decorative cosmetics are those, such as perfume and makeup, that are designed to make an individual look or smell better. Care cosmetics are those that increase healthiness and include things such as skin creams and body lotions.

Most cosmetics offer individuals many different options to choose from. Deodorants, for example, come in male and female lines and offer a whole variety of different smells. Makeups, one of the most commonly used cosmetics, come in even more varieties. For example, for your lips alone, you can choose from lipstick, lip gloss, lip liner, lip plumper, lip balm, lip condition, lip primer, and lip boosters. The list of varieties is just as long for foundations, powders, mascaras, and blushes. Many women, because there are so many makeup options, often consult or hire professional makeup artists to do their makeup for them or to teach them their makeup tricks. If a professional makeup artist sounds like something you may like to do than you may consider beginning as a beauty advisor.

Beauty advisors work in cosmetic stores servicing the customers. They may be asked to give advice on skin care and makeup requirements, explain new products, or even give their clients makeovers. Once you are comfortable working as beauty advisor, you may decide you want to become an actual makeup artist. Professional makeup artists can either be hired by a company or work in freelance, building their own client base. Another option working directly in the cosmetic field is to become a cosmetician. Cosmeticians are professionals who work with their clients, giving them both facial and bodily treatments. If you are interested in working with cosmetics but want nothing to do with applying them than you may consider looking into other cosmetic positions such as cosmetic marketing or product development.

Whichever avenue you chose, the choice to become involved in the area of cosmetics will not fail you. The cosmetic field is growing daily and the job prospect for those involved in cosmetics looks great. Whether you want to apply makeup, give treatments, or just work on the development of a cosmetic, your choice will surely provide positive results for your future!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Home Business For Women And Cosmetics

Women Empowerment does not only come from working in large companies, wearing fancy clothes, managing a team, having your name plate on a desk with your position carved on it. Right now, it is also manifested by women who wish to get more out of life, the work life balance and who work from the comfort of their homes. As Technology evolves it brings along more and more opportunities particularly in home business for women.

There are a variety of reasons why women nowadays would want to start their own business at home. It has its unique appeal for many people, and can work whether you are offering products or services. You can communicate with your clients, customers and co-workers every single day through a home business for women. Of course it is not easy to start it and it takes courage, but the rewards always come to those who take the risks and who follow their aspirations. With a bit of luck, paired with determination and hard work, success could be waiting for you just around the corner.

Home business for women may fit you well; you can do so many different things depending on your skill set. You could be a Virtual Assistant and help small businesses and executives do some administrative tasks brought to you by the power of technology. Or, if you are creative and have an eye for beauty, you could work as an image consultant, a decorator or even a make-up consultant. With all of these businesses you'll need to find your niche and your target market in order to get leads and fee paying clients. Ultimately much of your business will come from your satisfied clients, who will help you to promote the services that you are offering.

Home business for women, has its own advantages and disadvantages, the key to being successful is to research and plan it well, and to keep an open mind to change and new opportunities that may come your way. You can never champion the challenges if you haven't exhausted all of your options. What makes home business for women a very worthwhile option, is the extra time that you will have to enjoy being with your loved ones.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Knowledge of Informations

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fallacies, Misconceptions And Myths Concerning Skin Care Products And Cosmetics

Caveat Emptor!

I will start by telling what's working and what's not and listing the ingredients you should look for and the one who are just filler or "label dressing". Label dressing is known in the industry as ingredients used in the product which will not arm and often have no proven benefits but got extensive publicity by their manufacturers. They add some perceived value to the products or just make it look and sound expensive by adding exotic names and almost always unnecessary raw materials in the final product. Their name on the label and on the product advertising material will incite the unaware customer to buy it.

A good example was in the 1960's some giant company came up with the Idea to use the waste material from the login industry (Small branch, twigs and leaves) and extract the chlorophyll out of it. So they built a big extracting plant on the Canada US border and started the extraction process. When they extracted millions of tons of Chlorophyll and did some researches they found out that Chlorophyll is very useful for plants to photosynthesize the sunlight but has no other redeemable values. But by that time hundred of million of Dollars where invested in the process that was to be recovered in one way or another. So they hired a marketing company and pretty soon every body was chewing gum with Chlorophyll wearing shoe sole with chlorophyll smoking cigarette with Chlorophyll and the list goes on. Very soon the stock pile of Chlorophyll was sold out, the extracting plant was reconverted and Chlorophyll disappeared fro our life just like magic.

That's marketing at is best! Do you know: Marketing for big cosmetic company can be as much as 90% of the final cost of the product? What are they trying to sell you? A famous saying in marketing is: sell the sizzle not the steak. The problem with this picture is that: the sizzle has no nutritional values.

The cosmetic industry has a long history of using waste material from other industries.

Now, about the raw materials you should stay away from:

Mink oil, is a by product of the mink farmers. After they removed the pelt the rest of the animals are wasted, but it contains a lot of fat. In order to maximize the revenues they must found a market for it. Again some good marketing made and the cosmetic industry was eager to use it.
Emu's oil is a byproduct of the Emus Farmers after removing the feathers and the skin. All the fancy animal fat can be replaced by Olive oil in my opinion by far the best emollient on the market. It contains Squalane previously extracted from Shark's liver. Please make sure when you buy your Skin Care product the Squalane comes from Olive oil and not from sharks. The fishing industry did a good job promoting Squalane from Sharks. Again uses the rest of the animal which is fished essentially for Japanese and Chinese fish fins soup.

Caviar that's a good one too! Do you know that broken Sturgeons eggs cannot be sold? So ... some good marketing and again the cosmetic industry is there to absorb it. One can argue that fish eggs contain vitamins, marine's lipids (another fancy name for fat). But again Algae extract and vegetable derived vitamins and Olive oil can easily replace it.

Caviar is expensive, so it must be good on your skin. In my opinion Caviar might have a place on toast if you like exotic, expensive, greasy, fishy, tasting stuff. It has no useful purpose on your skin. But it sure makes the product sound expensive if nothing else.

To sum all this up let me give you my opinion about a good Skin Care product: It must contain
Peptides, Olive oil or Squalane and some plant extract, but are careful not all plant extracts are the same! For example some vitamins B5 (Niacin amide) is a good one as is vitamin C and don't forget the fatty one.

Vitamin A, B, E, and F also contains in the oil, if virgin Olive oil is used. Also a good manufacturer whom stands up to their motto: No hype No fuss Quality first!

To ponder about botanical Extracts and other ingredient on your skin care products.

Few useful guidelines are: Do not buy product which contain animal by product. They usually are waste material from other industry!

Furs & leather industry their waste is: mink oil and Emus oil.

Fishing industry their waste is: Shark liver oil, Squalane and Caviar.

Squalane is good for your skin but it is also extracted from Olive oil, and that's good Squalane!
Also beware of "label dressing" some manufacturers will put an extensive list of ingredient on their labels but there is only so much room in the formula for those ingredients.

On your Skin Care label the first ingredient is almost always water. The water content of Cosmetics is between 40% and 90%. Most of the large manufacturers are averaging between 70% and 80% water. More active ingredients in the formula higher the risks of break down the formulator may encounter. Their motto is: keep it safe. Then you need some emulsifying products they can be a mixture of three, five or more different ingredient for a total of 10% to 15%, then some oil to finish the emulsion. Oil is used as emollient and account for 5% to 20% of the total formula.

Let say a product contain 70% of water (low average) 10% of emulsifier 1% of preservative this leave 19% for all other ingredients (high average) and 10% of oil and emollients. (Stay away from mineral oil and petrolatum) If they use 10% of oil and they list 10 different oils you know that 99% of those 10% is the cheapest one and the more expensive 9 others account for only 1% of those 10%. This goes for the botanical extract too!

Now all extracts are not the same. You can buy an extract from one supplier witch contain 10% of the active ingredient from the botanical and 90% water, for say $50.00 a pound or an extract which contain 100% of the active ingredients for $500.00. Which extract you think most manufacturer will use? Remember their motto "keep it safe" The most disconcerting part of it all is that: according to the INCI rules the low active ingredient extract will be in the same place than the high content one in the descending order of ingredients in the label, because the manufacturer as to prove how much of the extract he put in is formula but nothing about the potency of the extract.

We are observing a significant increase of gel products. Those products contain Carbomer or Polymer (same difference) as the thickening agent and allow the formulator to formulate product with 95% to 98% water. Now you understand why the manufacturing of skin care goes toward the direction of using gel as a safer product. Be reassured the next time you buy some eyes gel, gel and gels can be considered completely safe as they are mostly water!

After all to create and maintain personal beauty takes time, effort and preparation.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Demand Is Increasing in Men for Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

Year after year, there have been significant increases of men going under the knife, not only for those in the public eye, but for all professions for reasons of self-improvement in all aspects of their lifestyle. For these reasons, more men are turning towards the minimally invasive procedures such as the soft tissue fillers, chemical peels, laser hair removal, and the number one treatment, botulinum toxin for those wrinkles.

Despite these minimally invasive procedures, the most popular cosmetic procedures for men are as follows; nose reshaping; eyelid surgery; liposuction and hair transplantation. In addition, the facelift remains in high demand due to it having an aesthetic and revitalising effect on the face. The average baby boomer is now healthier than ever and wants to look as young as he feels. A rhytidectomy does not dramatically change the appearance, but will improve signs of ageing such as a sagging midface with creases along the nose and corners of the mouth. Also, loose skin and fat under the chin and jaw such as a double chin can be removed. In addition a facelift may include a reduction of the puffiness underneath the eyes, as well as, a reduction of the eyelids if necessary.

Even though youth may have prevented the need to remedy certain small defects, now that the ageing skin starts to adhere to gravity, many men will go under the knife for several cosmetic procedures in addition to cosmetic enhancements. A baby boomer in his 50s is also more likely to have advanced, financial stability. Therefore, in addition to preventing the appearance of ageing, perhaps otoplasty is something that can help with a man's appearance by clipping the ears back. Another prominent male procedure for improving the profile and masculine appearance is a chin implant.

Advances in plastic surgery make it possible to maintain the youthful appearance. Multiple improvements can be offered depending on the man in question. Often diet and exercise can not improve love handles around the waist and abdomen, or the chest or excess fat around the neck for which liposuction can help. Further, repositioning unwanted fat into sagging or caved in areas of the face or body is a great resolution. Also, weight loss can produce results such as loose skin, which can then be removed through cosmetic surgery for a sculpted look in such areas as the abdomen.

With the use of the laser various skin treatments can improve the skin tone, reduce wrinkles, tighten the skin, and remove excess hair. Acne can be corrected and chemical peels can be applied.

There are numerous cosmetic procedures available today that are being utilised to enhance and maintain a youthful appearance, and increase the quality of life for the healthier man.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Color Clash - Hair Color and Cosmetics

Have you ever returned home from the salon after you changed your hair color and thought, "This is totally wrong. This color doesn't work for me!"? Chances are that your new hair color is gorgeous but you are still wearing the same make-up! As odd as it sounds, the shades of cosmetics you wear can make or break a new hair color. If you are changing your hair color don't forget to change your make-up too!

Why Changing Makeup with Hair Color is so Important

When you change your hair color your whole appearance changes. The new shade can make your skin and eyes look more pale or more intense. Your new locks can bring out hidden undertones in your skin and new dimensions to your eyes. New hair color can also make you look younger and more confident, but if you continue to wear the same make-up then you can also look a little odd. This clash of colors comes down to color theory. The lipstick that might have looked fabulous on you as a blond now can look decidedly odd with your new red locks. Why? Because the new hair color and cosmetic undertones clash.

The color of our hair really does affect our overall appearance and so when you change it, it is essential to change everything else too from the clothes you wear to your make-up. This allows you to give a better balance to the face and it also finishes off the overall new look. The wrong cosmetic colors can make your look go from pale to dull to downright clownish.

How to Find New Makeup to Suit Your New Color

When it comes to finding new make-up to suit your new color, you may have trouble knowing what to opt for. Though you might not want to overhaul your make-up bag, you should seriously consider adding a few key colors to complement your dramatically changed hair color. The right make-up to compliment your hair color and skin tone with help you get the most out of that expensive dye job!

You should look at a number of factors first in order to choose the right colors for you. Some of these factors include hair color, eye color, and skin tone. Still confused? If you need guidance to get the most out of your new hair color ask the stylist that is dying your hair to suggest cosmetic shades that will fit your skin tone and match your new mane. Often times your salon will have a cosmetic line on hand and can do a mini make-over to demonstrate the power of the correct colors. If your stylist is of little help go to visit your local department store's cosmetic counter or just pop on-line and ask the Beauty Advisor at your favourite cosmetic website for guidance and shade suggestions.

Overall cosmetics should be chosen with various things in mind. When you change your hair color your make-up should definitely be changed too. So the next time you color your hair, take these tips into consideration to get the most out of your new look.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Beauty and the No-Beast Budget


- To make a fabulous exfoliant, mix a pinch of baking soda or sugar with a drop of cleanser

- Money literally goes down the drain with liquid soaps. A small squirt does the job. I use a pricey anti-aging facial cleanser that recommends two pumps per use. But a half-pump works great. While the initial cost is high, I only purchase the product twice yearly.

- Someone in your household treating that pump like an exercise machine? Dilute liquid soaps with water.

- Keep expensive products away from general use. Give kids basic soap. Your pricey cleanser's not a toy. Tuck it in a drawer.

- Stretch moisturizers. I buy a higher-end product but find I only need half what's recommended. It works great and lasts months.

- Extra virgin olive and coconut oils make great natural moisturizers and makeup removers.

- Buy natural cosmetics containing vitamin C, ALA, and DMAE at online vitamin discount suppliers.

- Drink lots of filtered water to hydrate skin.

- Keep sugar for the exfoliants and not consumption. It causes blemishes and wrinkles.


- Save on haircuts and color without changing hairdressers. Book appointments less frequently. A nice, dollar-store barrette, drop of gel or ponytail holder can style extra miles into that cut.

- Don't rule out beauty academies. Do choose schools that only allow students to work supervised. The instructor leaves while you're being cut? You leave too. Some of the best haircuts I've seen came from beauty schools, for under $10.

- I'd use a school if I hadn't learned to cut my hair online for free. Type "cut your own hair" in your browser, and save hundreds of dollars a year. Works especially well for medium to long hair.

- Color your own roots or have them done at the beauty school.

- If you're a redhead or brunette, color with henna. It's non-toxic, covers gray, conditions, looks natural, and costs me about $30 a year. If currently using chemical colorants, read about henna first to avoid mishaps when applying to colored hair.

- Blend top-of-the-line shampoos and conditioners with economical brands. Start with a half-and-half mixture. Experiment with ratios to find how much of that expensive stuff you really require.

- Or use store brand shampoo, but chase it with high quality conditioner.


- Try no-risk makeup. Rite-Aid's and Walgreen's makeup guarantees are for real. Try new cosmetics, and if you dislike them, the store issues no-questions-asked refunds. So keep that receipt. Some discount department stores will match this policy, so call ahead, ask and avoid wasting money on makeup you won't use.

- For sanitary reasons, experts recommend replacing makeup every three to six months. But, you can avoid throw-aways and stay safe. Before using your new foundation, pour half into an empty vitamin bottle or small container and refrigerate. Stretch eye shadows and powders by breaking them up and storing likewise.

Additional Tips

- Never pay retail. Shop big box and salvage/surplus stores for familiar cosmetics you know you'll use.
- Eliminate tanning salon fees. Consider purchasing a sunlamp.
- A wet towel drying in the bedroom at night keeps skin moist.
- Buy nail files, clippers and tweezers at the dollar store.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Hair And Beauty Christmas Gifts

With so much available to buy people for Christmas, sometimes it can be difficult to choose the right gift. Hair and beauty products make great Christmas gifts, because you can be sure that people will appreciate and use them for some time into the next year.

We all tend to keep a supply of soaps and shampoos for our beauty regimes, but it is extra nice when you have some luxury cosmetic and beauty product items to pamper yourself with, turn your bathroom into a private spa, and relax and unwind. So although maybe a beauty gift set is not the first gift idea that springs to mind when faced with so many endless possibilities, in fact any cosmetic gift usually goes down a treat.

It is not just hair and beauty gifts for women that can be found in beauty stores these days either, there are whole ranges dedicated to the men in your life. From luxury aftershave bottles, to moisturisers, and at Christmas you can also find many beauty sets and kits for haircare, skincare, makeup, bath and shower. In fact with so many hair and beauty Christmas gifts to choose, you could really please all your family and friends this way. Why not make life easy on yourself and give everyone a special beauty treat for Christmas.

Mum would probably love to spend some more time soaking in bubbles, dad might be craving that expensive aftershave that he has not bought for himself and your little sister, well would she not love to try experimenting with some of the great makeup sets available? Whatever beauty product you are looking for, it is easy to compare prices now online.

Compare prices between leading beauty product brands and stores, so that you find the best deal. With it being the Festive Season, there are a lot of Christmas hair and beauty gift bargains around. If you are not buying for someone else, then what about treating yourself or purchasing the latest hair appliance, GHDs, the latest ceramic ionic hair driers, there are so many Hair and beauty Christmas gift deals to be found, we suggest you start bargain hunting now!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Concealer for Men - Make Up Concealers and Cosmetics

Concealer is a cosmetic product that is usually used to cover skin imperfections. This can be anything from dark areas under the eyes, spots, acne and any other skin blemishes. None of us are perfect and Concealer just helps to bridge the gap a little.

Typically Concealer for men was used for male actors, presenters and individuals in the media field to enhance their appearances on screen. However, over the last few years cosmetic concealers for men has seen a significant rise in interest with the everyday male.

Makeup for men is a taboo subject; it's not typically something you associate with the common man down the pub, nor talk to about. However, more and more men are turning to concealers in their everyday lives, realising the benefits of beauty products to enhance their natural complexions.

Concealers are easy-to-use and undetectable, making them perfect for men! Whether it's to cover a spot, skin blemish or just to get that fresh looking face, men are turning to makeup for a little help.

Few men admit that they use concealer and you rarely see men buying male makeup in shops, so how is this trend increasing? Behold the Internet! Complete privacy, quick delivery and even the chance to find out how and why! Thousands of men flood the Internet everyday just to order concealer.

Concealers are part of the global cosmetics industry, which is valued over $80 billion. Over the past few years Europe and USA have enjoyed a steady rise in sales for Concealer for men. However, if Asia is anything to go by we have a long way to go. The typical Asian male is not just used to Concealers but all makeup!

Currently there are a number of good products available from a host of big Concealer brands and stores such as, Menaji, Myego, Aston Mitchell and MAC to name a few.

While these have all been developed to improve overall facial appearance and produce that unrealistic definition of real beauty, they have also become especially ideal for those who suffer and aim to cover areas of imperfection. Areas such as: birthmarks, acne, blemishes, dark eye circle, pimples and even uneven skin, with a little help from a tone correcting concealer .

Many product ranges do a fine job blending imperfections throughout the surrounding skin tone area and typically allow skin to appear much more uniform and natural.

For those fearing skin Concealers will not be available for their skin tone you will be pleased to know you have the flexibility of choosing a concealer in a wide variety of colours ranging from your bronzes, mahogany and honey. There is something for everyone, from the pale individuals, to those with a much more, darker complexion. Whilst not forgetting the Greens, Purple, White and Blue contrasts. Yep, something for everyone and get the right colour and no one need to know!

With many cosmetic concealers the traditional style comes in a small pocket sized pen shaped device know in the industry as, the men pen these are easily able to go on the move with you without drawing any attention.

Numerous cheap concealers gives great usage value for all occasions whether that be attending business meetings to give you the best professional look, for individuals on a night out wanting to impress, the model and celebrity who are expected to look at the best at all times and for those men who simply need to cover their facial imperfections.

With Concealer prices ranging anything from $4 to $37 there are a host of cheap concealers to meet all budget types, with a fantastic number of concealer brands, choosing a concealer couldn't be easier, and with a number of fantastic lines available we are confident there will be one available within your budget. So why not check out some of the best Concealer for men today.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Tips On Finding The Right Cosmetic Surgery Clinics

Cosmetic surgery clinics seem to be popping up everywhere. I never noticed organizations that practiced "aesthetic medicine" so much as I have in recent years. Maybe it's a sign of the times or maybe it's a sign of my age. Finding the right cosmetic surgery clinics for your specific needs is crucial to your appearance as well as your health.

Make sure that you do your homework before signing up to have a procedure done. Cosmetic surgery clinics are growing in numbers and some may offer great prices but this does not mean that these clinics are right for you. You may wind up paying a bigger price in the long run. Cheap is not the best approach when it comes to cosmetic surgery clinics.

The first thing that you want to do is start reading up on different procedures that you would like to have done. Maybe you would like a tummy tuck or perhaps you are simply interested in a laser face resurfacing procedure. In either case, there will be a number of cosmetic surgery clinics that offer services for you. However, only a few will be up to par.

Once you have narrowed down your choices according to the specific procedure that you want, you really want to weed out some of the cosmetic surgery clinics that are not right for your needs. The process may be a little daunting at first but it is never a good idea to just pick the clinic that it closest to home. This approach is a bad as going for the cheapest cosmetic surgery clinics in your area.

Of course, you want to stay close to home if you can but you really are doing yourself a disservice if you don't explore cosmetic surgery clinics that have outstanding reputations. After all, you are going to be wearing the results for the rest of your life. You do want to make sure that your physician is top-notch.

So how do you discover who the leader in the field of cosmetic procedures is? It takes research. Probably the best route to take is to speak directly with patients who have been to the cosmetic surgery clinics that interest you. This may be a little more difficult than it seems. It is easy to find endorsements but it can be tricky to find a disgruntled customer.

Once you have a handful of cosmetic surgery clinics narrowed down, you definitely want to take a tour of the facilities. If you feel comfortable with the environment and you like the staff, you may have found the right place.