Snail Serum Korean Skincare…

As soon as the weather begins to warm up and hit the 70’s and 80’s, our skin gets exposed to the sun. While we know the sun can cause sunburn and skin cancer, it can also cause you to gradually lose moisture and oil. This can make your skin appear dry, flaky and prematurely wrinkled. It can be hard to find the right beauty product to actually reverse the effects of the sun and have your skin looking and feeling radiant. An innovative natural Korean skin care line uses ancient herbal ingredients in their products. This addition to their skincare products is the exact solution you need for relieving your dry skin during the warmer seasons!

Dry skin will be the least of your worries this summer with these simple ancient herbal ingredients! Snail Serum in Korean Skincare takes your skin to the next level!

Found here: Saromae Snail Serum Concentrate

SMD Cosmetics is an effective, unique, premium, luxury skincare that is also natural, safe and non-toxic. SMD cosmetics was the first Korean skin care line to offer a non-toxic, safe, natural, premium herbal medicinal-based line. Since launching in the U.S., SMD products are being used by top celebrity makeup artists who have discovered how powerful natural skin care can really be, and how your skin can transform with the right products.

The Saromae Snail Serum Concentrate is a Korean skincare serum that is their best selling product and is the perfected result of combining the precise formulation of natural ingredients and ancient herbal science. It contains 62% pure snail filtrate extract, which is the perfect balance of efficacy and texture. This cruelty-free, all-in-one formula reduces wrinkles, dullness, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and acne scarring. It also deeply hydrates, reverses signs of aging and brightens the skin.

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Top 5 Best Bridal Beauty Products

WORDS FROM THE RUNWAY…

With June just around the corner that can mean only one thing…Wedding Season is upon us. This year it’s extra special because I, like so many others before me, join the ranks as I go from bridesmaid…to bride!

I know, I can’t believe it either. It seems like only yesterday I was sitting front row during L.A. Fashion Week wondering which designers to cover, picking out my outfits weeks in advance, prepping for editorial shoots and trying to navigate L.A.’s crazy dating scene. Now I’m 5 ½ months away from saying “I Do” and we just bought six house plants. My how times have changed–but I digress.

Going from bridesmaid to bride can be a little scary, there’s so much to be done, vendors to coordinate, invitations to send out and parties to attend that you can sometimes forget about taking care of yourself! But, this is hardly the time to forget about you! Or your bridal party for that matter, as any of the products mentioned below can work wonders for your bride-tribe. So without further ado, I give you–the Top 5 Best Bridal Beauty Products according to, well, myself. In no particular order:

1) DDF Glycolic Toning Complex – On your wedding day you want to put your best face forward. Heck, that’s every day, who am I kidding. For that, I turn to Dr. Howard Sobel’s DDF Glycolic Toning Complex. It’s a toner that may help to minimize the appearance of fine lines, reduce the look of pore size (good for photo-ops), and helps to improve the texture of your skin.

It’s formulated with AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) which is known to help increase surface cell turnover (make sure to wear sunscreen as this ingredient has been known to increase your risk of developing a sunburn) for that youthful glow every bride-to-be needs! It’s safe to use multiple times a day, or after cleansing as a toner. Think of it as a quadruple threat as it can cleanse, treat, moisturize, and protect. So have at it ladies, I know I’ll be using this product daily (or once a week) as I begin my final approach to that alter.

2) Malin + Goetz Revitalizing Eye CreamEveryone knows’s I’m a crier, I’m not ashamed of it–I tend to cry at the drop of a hat. A baby kitten is saved from a fire, those SPCA commercial’s with Sarah McLachlan in the background–yup I’m sobbing. Along with the tears comes puffy eyes, and no one wants that, especially on their wedding day. But Malin + Goetz takes it one step further, this eye cream is like a genie in a bottle–except it’s not a bottle so much as it’s a blue little pot of gold. When I say little, I mean little. The .05fl.oz will set you back $92.00 but for good reason—it’s intense and a little goes a long way.

De-puff, and reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles and dark circles with Malin + Goetz revitalizing eye cream. The cream for brides, MOTB, bridesmaids, grandma, you get the idea. The advanced firming peptides, marine algae, grapeseed oil, sunflower oil deliver a lightweight intense moisturized feeling, that will leave you and your eyes I-do ready in no time.

3) The MAKEUP Drop Everyone’s obsessed with beauty blenders, brushes, and blobs. Okay, the last one I made up, but it wouldn’t surprise me if it’s in the works. That said, there are more ways than ever to apply your concealer, foundation, BB Cream or whatever current coverup you are toting. Each method has its pluses and its minuses, each one can do wonders for your makeup regimen and look. However, today, I’m here to introduce you brides and brides-to-be to the Makeup Drop.

This silicon little gem is cruelty-free, non-toxic, and paraben-free. Plus, it doesn’t soak up all of your product like some of those other applicators. It’s smooth surface and texture helps to glide foundation or product clear across your skin. Like ice-skating, on a pristine clean sheet of ice, The Makeup Drop will leave your skin flawless, like you’ve been kissed by air. Which is good, because on your wedding day you definitely will be floating-on-air, so why not also be kissed by it? Am I right?!

The best part, there are multiple ways to use your Drop. Freeze it and apply your moisturizer under the eye for a quick de-puff before your close up. Use it on lip stains to dab a drop of color on your pout, or smear it across your visage for an all over smooth finish. Ladies, I’m sold! Stop. Drop. and Makeup with The Makeup Drop.

4) Philip B. Rejuvenating Oil Treatment – Your tresses are one of the main attractions on your wedding day, so you want to be sure your hair is in tip-top shape for the big day. One way to do just that is by prepping. You definitely want to start early, and I suggest using Philip B. Rejuvenating Oil Treatment at least once a month leading up to the big day. Try once a month, see how it goes, if you still notice dryness up the amount. The Philip B. team recommends the below guidelines for just starting out.

For parched or damaged hair–use twice a week; on dry hair, once a week; and on normal hair 1-4 times a month. For a dehydrated scalp, use once or twice a week.

Be sure to follow the directions carefully, and always practice good judgment when trying new products. If you have fine to oily hair this may not be the right product for you. However, if you have coarse, thick, and color-treated hair like me–then this is definitely the product for you! Give it a whirl, just make sure you try the product well before your wedding. I don’t want to hear about any day-of I do disasters. I’ve touted the miracle that is Philip B. on WFTR for the last couple of years. Trust me, it’s one of those products you’ve got to try.

5) SMD Cosmetics Snail Secretion Cream –  Now I know what your thinking…what the heck, Dana is losing it. But, fear not friends, this stuff is the ish. Yeah, it’s 62% snail secretion, yeah…it’s snail secretion…but there’s more to it than just snail juice.

According to SMD’s website, Saromae Quintessential Snail Serum is

a natural innovative skin – restoring solution, for even the most sensitive skin…Designed to offer the perfect balance of natural ingredients, formulation, and viscosity to achieve optimum results in feel, absorption, and efficacy.  Help reduce fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, hyperpigmentation, sun damage and acne scarring to help restore youth and beauty. Ancient Herbal Science combined with breakthrough innovation, this high-performance, multi-functional serum is designed to do it ALL: deeply hydrate, help reverse and prevent signs of aging, help repair and brighten skin and help protect against environmental aggressors.”

As mentioned before it’s not just snail secretion there’s also Forsythia Virdissima Fruit, which helps to reduce the appearance of pigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles. Licorice Root helps to brighten the skin and even skin tone. Paeonia Lactiflora root, a super potent antioxidant that fights against free radicals. It’s also safe, non-toxic, dermatologist tested, cruelty-free, and NOT tested on animals. SMD cosmetics is at the forefront of #Kbeauty trend. That’s keyword speak for Korean Beauty Trend–which is having a revitalization and explosion in the American market. SMD Cosmetics makes a ton of other beautiful skin products and kits if you aren’t quite ready to try the Snail Serum. However, I suggest you do—before you say I Do. Trust, this one is a game-changer.

So there you have it, the top 5 Best Bridal Beauty Products to try before your big day!

Article from: http://wordsfromtherunway.com/

What FINE Magazine has to say about SMD Cosmetics…

By Leigh-Anne Anderson

K-Beauty Trends

2017 is the year of gorgeous skin, and that’s why we had to look into this #Kbeauty trend. What’s all the hype about? Why is it such a topic of conversation? The trend is referred to as K-beauty, and it’s all about the ingredients. Celebrity make up artists are using it more and more too. We spoke with two notable celebrity makeup artists (MUAs) that shared their favorite #Kbeauty product and gave us some tips on trends to watch for this summer.

Here is Elizabeth Hoel-Chang, Celebrity Make Up Artist for the hit TV show This Is Us, on her summer skin care tips and tricks:

“I spritz a spray of rose water on my clean face before I put on my favorite natural Korean skin care products from SMD Cosmetics. I use Khiel’s SPF 50 facial sunscreen everyday under my makeup. I’ve been using SMD Cosmetics religiously since November, and now I’ve completely stopped wearing any foundation, because I don’t need it. The SMD Cleansing Oil is the perfect cleanser because it doesn’t strip my face of all the oil and disrupt my PH balance. It has been a life-saver for breakouts. Usually I’d have 4X the hormonal or summer breakouts using a stripping cleanser. I then apply a dusting of mineral powder on my face, concentrating mainly on my cheek area to correct my rocesa. Simple eyeliner and mascara, and fill in my brows. I apply a bit of bronzer or light pink blush on my cheeks and am on my way. I will sometimes blot my face with a light blotting powder, otherwise just let my face be as it is. Even if my mineral powder wears off over a long day at work, it doesn’t bother me now because my skin has repaired, plumped and become so hydrated from the help of SMD Saromae Snail Serum I also make sure I drink plenty of water and implicate more organic avocados in my diet since they are in season and are so good for your skin!”

Elizabeth Hoel-Chang

SMD Cosmetics produces one of the most popular prestigious skin care lines in South Korea, formulated on over 2,000 years of herbal medicine wisdom. It’s a natural, premium herbal medicinal-based line that is fairly new to the United States. SMD products are being used by top celebrity make-up artists, and are also now being sold at Nigel’s Beauty Emporium in Hollywood.

We also got to interview celebrity make-up artist and photographer, Troy Jensen, to give us this summer’s hottest skin care and make-up tips and this is what he had to say: 

“I like my “muses” to come to me with radiant glowing clear skin… I love SMD Cosmetics, a K-beauty brand new to the US… Some of my clients and I use the Saromae Snail Serum on the skin under make-up for radiance. I ease my clients (Jordan Sparks, Giuliana Rancic, and Mariah Carey to mention a few) into summer make up by first warming up their complexion. I choose a sheer foundation that will give them a warm wash of color.”

K-Beauty

Jensen continues, “At the moment I’m obsessed with Dior Skin Nude Air Serum foundation. It’s so sheer, it literally looks invisible on the skin. Next I will add a peachy glow to the skin with Two Faced Cosmetics “sweet peach glow” pallet… it has a bronzer, a highlighter and a beautiful peach blush, to give you that instant beach babe look! I even dust a little highlighter and bronzer on the eyes and top of with this seasons IT beauty trend: tinted mascara (I love Benefit Cosmetics “there real mascara” in Beyond Blue. On the lips this summer, shimmer is a big trend and rose gold is really hot. Jouer Cosmetics has created a beautiful rose gold collection for the lips: I love “the long wear lip cream liquid lipstick in rose gold” and I go over it with Jouer’s lip topper in rose gold, focusing on the center of the lip and upper bow of the lip.”

K-beauty is constantly rising to new levels of ease and innovation, and after speaking to Elizabeth Hoel-Chang and Troy Jensen, I want in!

http://www.finehomesandliving.com/New-k-beauty-Trend-Here-to-Stay/

Product Review: This Summer Don’t Let Your Skincare Suffer From The Sun

Posted In: Beauty

By Mallory McDonald

As soon as the weather begins to warm up and hit the 70’s and 80’s, our skin gets exposed to the sun. While we know the sun can cause sunburn and skin cancer, it can also cause you to gradually lose moisture and oil. This can make your skin appear dry, flaky and prematurely wrinkled. It can be hard to find the right beauty product to actually reverse the effects of the sun and have your skin looking and feeling radiant. An innovative natural Korean skin care line uses ancient herbal ingredients in their products. This addition to their skincare products is the exact solution you need for relieving your dry skin during the warmer seasons!

Dry skin will be the least of your worries this summer with these simple ancient herbal ingredients!

Saromae Quintessential Snail Serum Concentrate

SMD Cosmetics is an effective, unique, premium, luxury skincare that is also natural, safe and non-toxic. SMD cosmetics was the first Korean skin care line to offer a non-toxic, safe, natural, premium herbal medicinal-based line. Since launching in the U.S., SMD products are being used by top celebrity makeup artists who have discovered how powerful natural skin care can really be, and how your skin can transform with the right products.

The Saromae Quintessential Snail Serum Concentrate is their best selling product and is the perfected result of combining the precise formulation of natural ingredients and ancient herbal science. It contains 62% pure snail filtrate extract, which is the perfect balance of efficacy and texture. This cruelty-free, all-in-one formula reduces wrinkles, dullness, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and acne scarring. It also deeply hydrates, reverses signs of aging and brightens the skin.

With the Saromae Quintessential Snail Serum Concentrate you won’t battle with dry skin anymore!

Read more at http://cupidspulse.com/118092/product-review-summer-skincare-sun/#38e1AJDxOUgUwxpL.99

SMD’s Saromae Quintessential Snail Serum is cruelty-free! So, how is it made?

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Saromae Snail Serum is something out of this world…just so we are clear!  But how is it collected everyone keeps asking?! Are snails harmed?  Are there actual snails in the serum?  The answer is, No!  Only snail mucin or filtrate…

SMD Cosmetics does not support animal cruelty or animal testing of any kind!  The snails move over a bumpy surface, which stimulates their mucus production.  The mucus is then collected, to be processed.  SMD extracts only the essential and effective elements of the mucus to make their unique formula.

Designed to offer the PERFECT balance of natural ingredients, formulation and viscosity to achieve the optimum results in texture, efficacy and absorption, SMD’s Saromae Quintessential Snail Serum Concentrate features the IDEAL 62% of pure snail filtrate.  The sticky mess of 100% snail mucin is addressed, thereby making it the perfect way to help reduce wrinkles, fine lines and help prevent the appearance of premature age.

Loaded with a many other unique herbal medicinal ingredients, Saromae Quintessential Snail Serum Concentrate is a high-performance, multi-functional serum is designed to do it ALL– deeply hydrate, smooth, repair and brighten skin, while protecting against environmental aggressors, leaving skin softer, glowing, more youthful looking and absolutely stunning.  Safe and non-toxic.

What I love is that the product is long-lasting!!   My jar has lasted me close to a year!  A little goes a long way…so worth it!

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Top Hollywood Industry Make-Up Artist Loves SMD Cosmetics and has shared her OWN before and after pics!! No Filters and no retouching!!!

Top Hollywood Industry Make-up Artist, Elizabeth Hoel Chang, is over the moon with SMD products!!  She is not only GORGEOUS but SUPER talented!  She has only been using our products for a month and has seen DRAMATIC results!!! Elizabeth is a seasoned, award-winning expert make up artist and is currently working at “This Is Us.”  Elizabeth is an Hollywood Industry Leader and has worked on countless high profile projects as HEAD MAKE-UP ARTIST including,”The Kroll Show”, “Parks & Recreation”, and “The House!” We are so blessed to have her support and love!!

Elizabeth has been using SMD’s Saromae Quintessential Snail Serum and Inhyunjin Emulsion for less than a month and here’s what she had to say, in  HER OWN WORDS!  She also sent her own before and after photos, that were untouched and taken without filters!!!

Elizabeth Hoel-Chang wrote,

         “It’s been month, and I’ve sent before and after photos, unfiltered, no makeup only        the use of the Aloe gel, Snail cream, and Inhyunjin BioNs 2. There is definitely a difference in the redness of my skin after using the three products!! I’m also pleased to report no breakouts at all!! My skin definitely loves it!! I did notice that when I ran out of the Aloe sample (after a week) my skin was dryer even after I used the BioNs 2 or Snail Cream.. so I use the BioNs 2 and the Snail Cream together to keep my skin hydrated enough. I love these products. They feel amazing on my skin, and I feel confident I’m doing good for it by using them!!”
Being that our products are approved by the Korean FDA as a proven anti-aging product means that Elizabeth’s results are not atypical… They are results that our  INHYUNJIN devotees love about our products!  We hope that you will have a chance to try it and experience it for yourself!!   will experience!  SMD Products sold here www.smdcosmetics.com

The I N H Y U J I N Multi-Step Regimen

Let’s SIMPLIFY and breakdown the steps for INHYUNJIN!!  It will feel like when you were first learning how to drive… At first, it feels complicated and perhaps overwhelming and, once you get the hang of it, it will feel like second nature!  Just remember the shortcut, start with the lightest and most watery formulation and then end with the thickest, in texture.

For those of you who have been lucky enough to get your hands on the INHYUNJIN set, and are READY for the instructions, here it is:

1.)  First cleanse your face, thoroughly with any product that is natural and not too harsh.  (We recommend, our Saimdang Cleansing Oil).

2.)  Second step is to use the Toner.  It will be the largest of all of the bottles and it should be a white watery texture.  It is VERY healing and nourishing.  Typically, toners are used to wipe away any excess dirt and oil, but our Inhyunjin Toner is not be wasted in this manner!!  Throw away your cosmetic pads, girls (and guys, who are lucky enough to share with their very generous partners)!   Gently squirt a single pump in the palm of your hand and pat it gently into your skin.  It is super hydrating and nourishing, so your skin will just drink it up!  The heat from your hands will aid the absorption of this precious liquid, so pat away…  The Inhyunjin Toner cleanses, softens and tones the skin naturally with fermented cork tree bark extract, purifies and refines pores, while gently awakening the skin with deep hydration.  It actually helps to create a thin protective membrane on the skin to combat environmental damage.

3.)  The third step is the MOST important of all of the steps!!!  The Inhyunjin Essence is the GAME-CHANGER!!!  It’s vitamin rich formula will help to turn back time and truly change the texture and tone of your skin.  Again, take one small pump onto your fingertip and smooth it onto your face and neck, using an upward and outward motion.

4.) Fourth step is the Inhyunjin Emulsion will look and feel like a lotion, because it is.  Except like no other lotion you have EVER used!  All of SMD’s products are multi-active and multi-function.  Meaning that there are over 35-40 premium, active ingredients in each formulation, whereas most of the other products out there have only 1-3 active ingredients!  What?!   Your skin will feel like it took a deep, refreshing gulp of water after being lost in the Mojave Desert!

5.)  The Final Step for you skincare routine is the Inhyunjin Night Creme.  This last step is the MOST hydrating of all of the steps.  It is also the thickest, and creamiest of all of the steps.  It is also in the beautiful screw off top, so there is no mistaking it.  I recommend you use it in the evening, as directed, BUT, it is also AMAZING during the day, especially when the weather is particularly harsh and unforgiving.  The skin on our face is so delicate, but yet we expose it such detrimental elements like the sun, the snow, the wind and the impossibly drying indoor heater!  Please, help your skin be protected from these dreadful elements and use this cream at night to heal, hydrate and help reverse the signs of aging as you sleep.  This is the time when there is actual cell-turnover and you can really take advantage of the nourishing  properties of Inhyunjin’s PATENTED 6 medicinal ingredients that are processed 9TIMES OVER 50DAYS!!!!   The Inhyunjin Night Creme instantly drives moisture deep into the skin for long­ lasting hydration, while addressing visible signs of aging with exclusive fermented Chinese matrimony vine extracts.  You will be amazed how this powerful formula works while you sleep, to achieve silky­ smooth skin by morning!!!

The FINAL bonus is that with normal and recommended daily use, the products are designed to last about 6-8 months!!  Each product is so potent and effective that only a small amount is needed to obtain the results!

And, there you have it!  The steps to using the INHYUNJIN SET!  Please feel free to document how your skin changes with before and after pictures of yourself!  If you submit them to us, we would love to feature you!  Don’t be SHOCKED if people start stopping you on the street about your AMAZING skin!!

 

SMD Snail Serum…and why it is so amazing!!

SMD makes one of the most amazing, luxurious snail creams out there…but before I talk about why this is Korea’s hot secret to beauty, let me discuss the origins of this snail cream rage!

The use of snail slime to improve skin dates back to ancient Greece, where Hippocrates, the famous physician, reportedly prescribed crushed snails and sour milk as a way to rid the skin of inflammation. In more recent times, the use of snail creams started when Chilean farmers who handled snails for the French market noticed their skin was visibly smoother. Nowadays, it is the secreted slime discovered by these farmers that is harvested to produce snail cream, not crushed up snails.

As a snail protects itself, the slime that is excreted from its body is packed with nutrients like hyaluronic acid, glycoprotein enzymes, antimicrobial and copper peptides, and proteoglycans. All of these nutrients are already commonly added to beauty products and are thought to provide many benefits to skin.

The science behind snail slime as a viable beauty cream is mostly derived from lab studies where the effects of the slime have been tested on a variety of cell cultures. In these studies, research suggests that snail slime will stimulate the production of elastin and collagen, increase fibronectin protein production, and stimulate increased proliferation of fibroblasts.

But not all snail cream is created equal…and it is not all about how much % of snail mucus is in the actual cream, it’s about how it is filtrated, formulated and what other chemicals are in the cream.  Here at SMD we do not use toxic chemicals or toxic preservatives in our products.  We also have added in some other amazing ancient Asian herbal medicine to our cream to enhance it’s benefits.

Some key ingredients in Saromae Snail Serum Concentrate:

Licorice Root – One of the oldest remedies in history…was recognized in its benefits in brightening of the skin and its ability to even out the skin tone, making it an especially treasured ingredient in beauty rituals.

Forsythia Virissima – can help reduce acne, wrinkles, and facial pigmentation over time.

Safflower Seed Oil – this is a favorite in natural skincare because it’s a botanical alternative to synthetic emollients. It’s a potent hydrator and ideal for dry, sensitive complexions.

Cimicifuga Dahurica Root – used topically to treat skin conditions such as acne. It helps to improve the feel and appearance of your skin. Based on it’s intense medicinal use by Native American Indians and it’s reputation as a great cure-all, Cimicifuga appeared in 1820 in the U.S. Pharmacopeia as an anti-inflammatory, sedative and antispasmodic ingredient. It provides soothing and bactericidal properties. This product is recommended for use in anti- blemish creams, purifying face masks, and lotions.

Paeonia Lactiflora Root -is valued for the Paeoniflorin active, which has an antioxidant effect similar to Vitamin E. It also stimulates circulation with overall skin beautifying properties.The botanical prevents lipid peroxidation in the epidermal cells for healthy skin. Its extract has been used medicinally for centuries to boost microcirculation, treat inflammation and relieve pain.

Platycodon Grandiflorum Root – contains potent antioxidants that destroy these harmful radicals before they build up in your body. This leaves your skin smooth and healthy, leaving you looking younger and revitalized.

Pueraria Lobata Root Extract – this Asian botanical helps brighten skin for a more even-looking complexion.

Beta-glucanis a natural compound, extracted from plants, that helps to maintain a youthful appearance for skin…it’s a must have anti-aging ingredient!

SMD really has found the perfect balance of ingredients and formula to elevate snail cream to the next level of skincare innovation. With 62% pure snail secretion to solve various skin concerns such as fine lines, acne, dullness and wrinkles.

Coming soon to the U.S. in 2016!!

 

 

 

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