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sun damage

So many of you see changes in your skin as you grow older – changes you don’t
like. Chances are, you have photodamaged skin.


Photodamage is a type of premature aging that occurs over a long period of time from repeated exposure to UV Rays. It affects the COLOR as well as both the UPPER and INNER layers of the skin. Photodamage can occur anywhere on the body where there has been prolonged exposure to the sun.


Liver spots
Visible blood vessels
Sagging or loose skin

Redness and inflammation
Both fine and deep wrinkles
Abnormal, rough skin texture
Freckles or other spotty pigmentation
More sensitive skin, causing one to bruise easily

UV-A radiation, year in and year out, takes a toll on our skin.

THE BEST TREATMENT FOR PHOTODAMAGE IS PREVENTION“But what about those of us who spent half our lives in the sun??” you ask. “Is it too late for us?” While it’s true we can’t turn back the clock, there’s more we can do besides blame ourselves for those years of sunbathing.


THERADERMA VITANOL A SERUMvitamin A,serum,skin lightening

Good for all skin types, this serum rejuvenates the skin by stimulating the growth of both collagen and elastin. Used daily, helps repair sun damage and diminish fine lines as well as sun spots. 

CONTAINS: Retinol (natural Vitamin A) to help renewal; Extracts of Chamomile and Calendula; Aloe Vera Gel and Lecithin.


Improves not only how your skin looks, but how it feels!
For dry, mature or sensitive skin that has never used a Vitamin A cream before. A very gentle formula with lower amounts of Vitamins A and C .
 In an airless pump bottle to protect active ingredients from light and air.
 And for better penetration of serums  .  .  .


One of the most popular products at HelloBeautifulFace.com, this mask is excellent for all skin types and for both men and women. Your products will be absorbed more completely when they are applied to skin that is not only clean but free of dead skin cells that accumulate on the surface. Used once a week, it keeps your skin fresh and glowing and ready to absorb your serums.
CONTAINS:  Volcanic ash, extracts of Europa (olive) Leaf, retinol (Vitamin A) and Vitamins C and E. 


But what we can do is repair and rejuvenate. And going forward, we can PROTECT.
So keep that hat and sunblock handy!!

stress free

Your Skin is Aging – and What To Do About It

stress free


Is that too much to ask??

After the age of 20, our skin gradually becomes thinner and more fragile. Why? Because it produces about 1% less collagen. PER YEAR. In addition, aging causes sweat and oil gland function to decrease, resulting in less elasticity and with less ability for the skin to stay hydrated.

Now add to all of this the strain of day-to-day living . . .

sun damage
poor diet
lack of sleep
cigarette smoke

  .  .  . and the result is DRIER SKIN and MORE WRINKLES.

WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT?     The quick answer is: A LOT.

Scientists and dermatologists continue to create – and improve – formulas to replace what Mother Nature has depleted. Judge for yourself by discovering, trying, and ultimately enjoying the ideal solution for you!





Line Preventing Treatment contains Ginseng to aid cell renewal by increasing each cell’s ability to absorb oxygen. Also contains Aloe Vera Gel and Lecithin to nourish the skin and treat – and prevent – broken capillaries. Use it alone and feel an immediate difference on the surface of your skin. Or add a few drops to enhance your daily moisturizer




Q –  Why a pump?
A –  This airless pump protects the active ingredients from light and air.

Environ’s Vita-Antioidant AVST Moisturizer 3 is the third step in the AVST step-up system * and contains Vitamins A and C, and antioxidants to rebalance and moisturize and rejuvenate uneven skin tone and sun-damaged skin.
NOTE:  For optimum results stay out of the sun. Use a sun protection SPF 30 or higher daily.

* To see the complete system



HA (Hyaluronatic Acid microsphere sponge technology) injects skin cells with moisture and provides continuous moisture to the skin by binding up to 1000 times its weight in water. You will feel – and SEE – the difference in your skin.

Contains aloe vera gel, pure marine collagen, botanical placenta extract and multi-peptides.





For normal, dry and sensitive skin. Repairs and moisturizes while you sleep. Contains Peach Kernel, Avocado, Hazelnut, Carrot and Buckthorn oils.
Vitamins A, B, C, D3 & E
Exotic butters
Aloe Vera Gel and Proteins



For extremely dry, dull, rough skin. Contains:
Avocado oil to soften and calm.
Olive oil for anti-bacterial function.
Macadamia Ternifolia Oil to plump and hydrate.
OPC from grape seed extract to stimulate collagen.
Tocopherol acetate (Vitamin E) – to protect.



For dry-mature, sensitive or delicate skin conditions.
Hydrolyzed Elastin to preserve and improve elasticity and tightness, and Marine Collagen to diminish wrinkles and age lines and restore elasticity.
Ginseng Extract, Chlorophyll, Allantoin and Aloe Vera Gel to soothe and heal.



 For sun-damaged skin or those using medium strength Vitamin A serums or creams. This is the third phase in the Environ Ionzyme step up system, for use after skin has acclimatized to Environ C-Quence 2.
High concentration of Vitamin A – to penetrate the cell nucleus and reactivate non-responsive genes – and a significantly higher concentration of vitamin C to improve skin tone. Diminishes discoloration marks. NOTE:  This product does not contain a sunscreen.

Find the right product for YOU.

And discover how the
can restore your skin the way you deserve
and . . .


Win-Win: Foods Good for your Body AND your Skin


H A P P Y  N E W  Y E A R!


It’s the first week of a brand new year and the perfect time to think about what you can do better.

What if by eating healthier you could also improve your skin?  Win-win, right? Let’s take a look at some premier foods that do double duty.




WALNUTS are tasty on their own but can also be incorporated into so many recipes. Best of all, they are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which help protect your skin from the damage caused by ultraviolet radiation. A 1/4 cup provides more than 100% of the daily recommended amount Other nuts, such as ALMONDS, are also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids.



AVOCADOS give us Vitamins C, B5, B6, and K, plus Potassium. They are also rich in Vitamin E, which helps the skin repair itself and keeps it moisturized and supple. The AVOCADO is used in many skin care products – like this one:



The areas underneath the eye and on the neck are particularly fragile, which is why they require extra-special care. This luxurious cream is especially good for normal to dry and sensitive skin types. Along with Avocado Oil, Theraderma Under Eye and Neck Cream also contains:



  • Aloe Vera Gel
  • Olive Oil
  • Peach Kernel Oil
  • Milk Protein, and
  • Extracts of Rosemary and Sage Leaves and Ginseng Extract


SALMON is another food rich with omega-3 fatty acids, which protect against sun damage and also reduce inflammation in general. SALMON is also a good source of Vitamins B3, B5, B6, B12, D, Iodine, Choline, Biotin and Potassium. All that, and it tastes good, too!


BLUEBERRIES are sometimes called “superfood” and for good reason! This delicious fruit is chock full of antioxidants — especially vitamins C and E – which protect the tissues in your body and help repair damage. Other berries, including blackberries, raspberries and strawberries, are also rich in nutrients that are good for your skin. Do you suffer from very dry skin? Try this blueberry-rich moisturizer  . . .



Osmosis Immerse Moisture Boost is so soothing for dry skin, with its formula of antioxidant oils from:

– Blueberry Seed Oil

– Vitamin E

– Lavendar Oil

– Lemon Essential Oil

– Citrus Oil

– Calendula oil – an anti-inflammatory that softens skin and helps soothe eczema, inflamed or itchy skin, and even wounds.



is easy to add to your protein shake, cereal, French toast, muffin mix, or breadcrumb mixture. Sprinkle it often – and generously – for it’s an excellent source of those valuable omega-3 fatty acids that promote hair, skin, and nail growth – and, in particular, add luster and shine to your hair. Flaxseed contains lignans, which also act as antioxidants, playing an important role in fighting cancers as well. If you have oily, sensitive, or acne-prone skin, try this cleanser:



Gently cleanses while at the same time calming irritated or sensitive skin, with:

  • Flaxseed oil
  • Lavender oil
  • Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids
  • Vitamin F





These are just a few of nature’s wonders that make us look and feel healthier. Stay tuned for more.

(Spoiler alert: Dark Chocolate is good for you!!)

sensitive skin


Did you know that 40% of Americans report some form of sensitivity — acne, rosacea, contact dermatitis, burning, itching, etc. The common issue with all of these skin conditions is inflammation. So get ready to restore and balance your skin with the world’s finest quality organic skin care products  .  .  .



(Say it out loud . . . ee – LEE – keh)

ilike Organic Skin Care comes all the way from Hungary, where it has been made for 50 years.


ilike Ingredients 

in certified organic fields

by hand to ensure delicate plant structures are not damaged

into pulps to retain the full concentration and power of all its  

   fruits, vegetables and herbs

to maintain the effectiveness of the ingredients

with subterranean thermal spring water rich in minerals to heal dry skin.

 ilike has received the BDIH certificate PLUS the Hungarian organic certification

BDIH is the non-profit Association of Industries and Trading Firms for pharmaceuticals, health care products, food supplements and personal hygiene products, located in Mannheim, Germany. It as also earned the ISO 9001:2001 quality control certification — this is the highest international standard available.

These are your guarantee that you will receive the required 95% certified organic ingredients in each and every ilike skin care product.


ilikes Ultra Sensitive System
combines state-of-the-art products
to deliver a visible difference in your skin!

This group of essential oil free and BDIH certified organic products possesses key ingredients – Yarrow and Plantago – that provide highly anti-inflammatory, calming, soothing and vitalizing solutions. The third key ingredient ~ Grapeseed ~ supplies and strengthens the skin with powerful antioxidants.

ilike Organic Ultra Sensitive System Cleansing Milk


For all types of skin sensitivity — acne, rosacea, contact dermatitis, irritated, burnt skin.

A gentle and essential oil free cleansing milk containing organic Yarrow, Plantago and Grapeseed and Vitamins A, B, C, E and K, plus Bioflavonoids, that remove makeup and impurities while leaving the skin silky soft. Dermatologist-tested on the most sensitive, hypoallergenic skin.

– Removes impurities and makeup, even eye makeup

– Reduces inflammation and redness

– Soothes the skin, leaving it feeling soft and silky



Ideal for all skin types. Conditions, refreshes and energizes sensitive and hypoallergenic skin. Contains organic Yarrow, Plantago — Vitamins A and C, Bioflavonoids, Polyphenols, Citric Acid, Fruit Acids, Protective Enzymes, Minerals. Dermatologist-tested on the most sensitive, hypoallergenic skin.

– Tones and balances the pH level of the skin

– Refreshes and energizes sensitive and hypoallergenic skin

– Soothes the skin

– Supplies vitamins

– Tightens pores


ilike Organic Ultra Sensitive System Whipped Moisturizer

A light texture and essential oil free moisturizer for sensitive and hypoallergenic skin that protects against the abuse of the elements. Dermatologist tested on the most sensitive, hypoallergenic skin.

  • Hydrates
  • Soothes sensitive skin
  • Reduces inflammation and redness
  • Protects against the abuse of the elements


And because you deserve the best, complete your system with . . .

ilike Organic Calundula Oil

A soothing oil formula that treats irritated, sunburned, and/or excessive dry skin. With Vitamins C and E.




Clarifies and brightens

Protects skin from damaging free radicals

ilike Calendula Oil is also an excellent additive to creams and body lotions.  Added benefit: this oil restores split-end hairs!

We ‘FACE’ the world every day and there is no hiding! So give your skin the best, treat it like your finest cashmere sweater . . .  and SEE the difference.



skincare,anti aging,holiday giftsSURPRISE THAT SPECIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE!

The holidays are coming! And whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Winter Solstice . . .  let’s face it. Both giving and receiving are just plain FUN. But how often have you drawn a blank when your mom or your sister or your husband says, “What do you want?”


For the discerning woman who likes to be in control of her own treats, our Gift Certificate is just the thing. Look above and to the right and you will see E-GIFT CARDS in the Tool Bar.  It only takes a moment to fill out – in any dollar amount you choose – and can be emailed or you can download and print it so it can be wrapped up with a big bow. Either way, receiving a HelloBeautifulFace gift card is like being set loose in a candy store and is sure to be a big hit!

But there’s nothing like opening up a box or basket of personal care items meant just for you. Examining each one . . . taking the top off. . . smelling the delicate scent . . . and reading the wonderful ways they are meant to pamper. It’s all you can do not to say, “Excuse me,” and run off to the bathroom!

Take a gander at these fabulous combinations meant to spoil and beautify . . . best of all, take advantage of our $10 Holiday Coupon for any of these sets.

For the Silkiest body, try one of these . . .

 Theraderma Green Tea Soy Milk Body Homecare System

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Theraderma Exfoliating Body Scrub
Cleanse away rough textured dead skin cells with this exfoliating, refining, and polishing body scrub. Contains natural loofah and essential oils of Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil and Clove Oil.

Theraderma Purifying Body Cleanser
A gentle and detoxifying body cleanser that prepares the body to receive nourishing and moisturizing treatments.

Theraderma Green Tea Soy Milk & Honey Body Cream
This antioxidant and nutrient enriched formula contains natural Green Tea Extract to improve the skin’s resistance to free radical damage and provide anti-aging benefits. Soy Milk and Honey nourish, refine and protect.

Theraderma Velvet Body Nourishing Seaweed Oil
Hydrates, nourishes, and lubricates the skin with its natural
blend of French seaweed oils, vitamins and minerals.

Theraderma Body Butter Homecare System

body butter,cream,moisturize,anti aging
Theraderma Exfoliating Body Scrub
Cleanse away rough textured dead skin cells with this exfoliating, refining, and polishing body scrub. Contains natural loofah and essential oils of Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil and Clove Oil.

Theraderma Purifying Body Cleanser
A gentle and detoxifying body cleanser that prepares the body to receive nourishing and moisturizing treatments.

Theraderma Body Butter
An exotic mix of super refined butters whipped to a silky consistency using purified sea water and soy milk to replenish essential skin moisture.

Theraderma Velvet Body Nourishing Seaweed Oil 
Hydrates, nourishes, and lubricates the skin with its natural blend of French seaweed oils, vitamins and minerals.

And for the ultimate in personal care . . .

Theraderma Dry Mature Skin 6-piece Homecare System

dry skin,moisturize,collagen,serumCLEANSER – Theraderma Gentle Cleansing Gel
Cleans the face thoroughly while moisturizing with natural botanical extracts. Six herbal extracts known for their mild cleansing properties moisturize, purify, and calm the skin. Dissolves dry, dehydrated layers from the skin surface.

TONER – Theraderma Ginseng Astringent-Toner
Removes surface dead skin cells to clean deep into the pores to remove residue dirt, makeup and bacteria with the oil-free formulation of Glycolic acid.

ANTI AGING-REPAIR – Theraderma Skin Refining Concentrate
A light, creamy textured treatment serum with an advanced and powerful complex of Vitamins (A,C,E), natural Algae, Yeast Extract, Herbal Extracts, and exclusive acid-free marine technology gently enhances skin’s own shedding cycle to help visibly improve texture, reduce pore size, calm irritation, and soften fine lines.

MORNING MOISTURIZER – Theraderma Collagen Elastic Cream
Ideal for dry-mature, sensitive-delicate skin conditions. Can be used as a night cream for normal to combination skin types.

DAYTIME SUN PROTECTOR – Theraderma Sun Protection Cream SPF 30
Moisturize and Protect your skin with one cream.  Contains sun filters for protection against UVA and UVB rays, SPF 30. Cocoa Butter and Glycerin help to protect the skin’s moisture balance. Green Tea Extract, Allantoin and Aloe Vera provide soothing and healing properties.

NIGHT MOISTURIZER – Theraderma Bio Effective Cream
The most popular product in our entire line because it repairs your skin while you sleep.  This ultra-rich (non-greasy) formula is designed to replenish moisture lost during the day. Very rich in vitamins A, B, C, D3 & E, multi-peptides, exotic butters, Aloe Vera gel and proteins.

Click here to view more Theraderma Homecare Systems that will best fit your skincare needs.

Give the Gift of CARE.  Your loved ones will thank you all year long!




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Got Questions? Ask Linda

Ask Linda has been busy lately! You’ve been sending me lots of questions – good ones – so this month I’d like to share both the questions and my answers in the hopes that the information helps each and every one of you.

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How can I determine my skin type?


There are countless factors that influence skin type including weather, heredity, age and health. Hellobeautifulface.com has a complete list of the 4 main skin types to help you identify your skin type. Remember that understanding your skin type is important for determining proper products to use in your skin care and makeup routine.


How much time should I give each product to be absorbed? Example: When I use a skin treatment serum, a moisturizer and a foundation, can I put them on one after the other?

Yes, you can put them on one after the other. A skin treatment serum like Vitamin C Serum absorbs very quickly into the skin. If you are using a creamy lotion skin treatment product like Theraderma Lifting Elixir wait about 15-20 seconds before applying moisturizer.

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I have dry skin, how often should I use a mask and what type of mask?

I recommend using a mask at least once a week. Twice a week is even better. Do a mask at night before bed. The mask will hydrate your skin and prepare it for your night serum and/or cream. Masking before going out for a special dinner or party is excellent to revitalize your skin. Your makeup will look radiant. The Enspri Ultra Collagen Mask has very moisturizing, lifting and smoothing benefits. Volcanic Origins Ash Mineral Clay Mud Mask is another one of my top picks to moisturize and rejuvenate your dry skin.


My foundation has a 30 SPF sunblock, is that good for the entire day – even if I take a walk at lunchtime? cell phone

No. If you applied your foundation with sunblock in the morning before going to work or an appointment by lunchtime the sunblock SPF 30 has become ineffective. Carry your foundation with sunblock in your purse so you can reapply it before you go out for the walk at lunchtime plus wear a hat. I recommend Solar Protection Formula TiZo3 SPF 40 a tinted formulation that matches all skin tones and types. Elegant and silky, leaves a soft matte finish. For more makeup coverage try Solar Protection Tinted Formula SPF 60. An individually customizable protective liquid makeup/cover-up and daily foundation. Comes in 3 shades. Each shade may be individually customized to match your own skin tone using the light and/or dark color control adjusters included in each box.



After applying a moisturizer for day and for night my face feels greasy after 10 minutes, does that mean I used too much?

Yes. There is a tendency to apply too much cream because we think “more is better” but not so when it comes to using a moisturizing cream. Be sure to do a thorough cleansing of your skin before applying day and night cream. Dot your cheeks, chin and forehead with cream, use finger tips to sprea d evenly over entire face and neckline. Those of you that are Oily-Acne skin types do not leave out this step. It is very important to use the proper moisturizer to keep a balance skin condition.
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My acne treatment just isn’t working as well as it used to. What can you recommend?


Your skin may have become accustomed to the formula. Look for formulas with higher concentrations of active ingredients such as: Glycolic Acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin C. These can be found in professional skincare brands like PCA Skin, Osmosis Pur Medical Skincare and Theraderma Skincare .


I am confused when I see so many products at the cosmetic counters. I would like a simple homecare regimen with not too many steps. Help.


Ok, let’s keep it simple. Here’s 3 Easy Steps for your morning and evening homecare for each skin type: Dry-Mature, Normal-Combination, Oily-Acne, Sensitive-Delicate.


~ Morning cleansing/toning so you skin is fresh and clean to start your day.

~ Evening cleansing before bedtime to remove the day’s makeup, dust and pollution. Crucial for preparing skin for nighttime treatment and moisturizer.


Repair your skin with an anti aging serum, gel or cream.


Replenish your skin cells day and night. Daytime moisturizer must include a SPF 15 or higher to protect skin from the damaging rays of the sun. Nighttime moisturizer is a richer cream to rejuvenate the skin cells during your beauty sleep.



I would like to have permanent makeup eyeliner done but I am very nervous about it because it is done so close to my eyes. Can you help calm my nerves about the procedure?


You can rest assured that the permanent makeup eyeliner procedure is very safe. The procedure begins with the application of numbing cream right along the upper eyelid lash line. Using the SofTap hand tool with extra fine tip needles, the pigment is placed into the skin right next to your eyelashes. With the eyelid skin stretched tight, the pigment penetrates quickly without any pain. All of my clients will ask me, “Are you doing it?” They cannot believe how painless and safe it is.


I’m in my late 40s and have significantly damaged skin. I have never tried anti-aging products – is it too late to start? FACE POINTING AT HERSELF


It is never too late to start. Your best bet are anti-aging products that contain:

  • Retinol-Vitamin A – improves skin’s firmness
  • Peptides – assist skin to retain moisture providing the skin with an immediate lifting effect
  • Alpha Hydroxy Acids – reduces fine lines by exfoliating the surface dead skin cells.

After a thorough cleaning of your skin follow with at least one of the above anti aging products. Next moisturize. During the day keep your skin protected from the UVA/UVB sun rays, apply a sun protection cream SPF 15 or higher.


Don’t be shy……if you have a question about your skincare and/or makeup please send me an email, I will be glad to help you.  AskLinda@hellobeautifulface.com


Get Brighter Skin…..20’s Start Early:

Your face is still taut, but that doesn’t mean you’re not noticing pigmentation which can reveal itself in freckles, post acne marks, or melasma due to pregnancy or oral contraceptives. I recommend for your home skincare routine products with Vitamin C as the key ingredient and always wear sun protection during the day even if it’s a cloudy day. My customer product picks: Theraderma Vital Silk C Serum – Provides an invisible shield to protect the skin from damage caused by the environment. Theraderma Sun Protection Cream SPF 30 – Moisturize and protect your skin from sun damage all in one cream.

Get Brighter Skin…..30’s Don’t Stress:

Hyperpigmentation is often stress related – constant hurrying and worrying (your kids, your job, your hectic schedule) are often the culprits. And habits like picking pimples or scratching can also cause brown spots. Best to target trouble areas with a skin lightening ingredient like  Vitamin A. My customer product picks: Theraderma Vitamin C Serum – This antioxidant fades patchy dark pigmentation and protects the skin from sun damage and premature aging.

Get Brighter Skin…..40’s Reverse Damage:

By this age, many women are off the pill and finished having kids, so the wild fluctuation of hormones and melasma are under control. In this decade, choose all-over brighteners to even skin tone and break down unwanted pigment. My customer product pick: Theraderma Skin Refining Concentrate.  This powerful complex of Vitamin A, C, E refines pores and promotes a more even skin tone.

Get Brighter Skin…..50’s Go For The Glow:

Menopause affects the skin the way oral contraceptives do: the ups and downs of hormones can leave you with pigmentation problems. Since skin can also become dry and sensitive and appear dull at this stage, look for products containing arbutin, licorice, and antioxidants, which help halt excess melanin production and promote radiance. My customer product pick: Theraderma 24 Karat Gold Suspension Serum. Another reminder keep sunblock on all day.

Get Brighter Skin…..60’s Be Gentle:

At this point, women are at a higher risk for discoloration if they take anti hypertension medication, which can heighten sun sensitivity, or estrogen, which has the same skin dangers as the Pill. So be extra vigilant about applying sunscreen during the day along with soothing anti aging brighteners.  My customer product pick: Theraderma Instant Oxygen Revival Mask.  Revives dull, tired skin leaving it clean, soothed, glowing and refreshed.

Tips For Best Results for All Ages Using Skin Lightening products………..

Get Brighter Skin Tip #1:

Prepare your skin before applying a skin lightening serum or cream by exfoliating (remove surface dead skin cells) at least twice a week. This will allow the skin lightening serum or cream to penetrate deeper and be more effective. Product Pick: Volcanic Origins Face & Body Ash Mineral Clay Mud Mask.

Get Brighter Skin Tip #2:

The most important skincare part of skin lightening is to always wear sunblock during the day even if it is overcast. Without sunblock you will be wasting your efforts using a skin lightener.

Do brown blotches mar your otherwise nice complexion? Hyperpigmentation (brown blotches, dark spots) affects everyone, regardless of age, skin type, or color, and is caused by acne, sun exposure and/or hormones. But don’t despair…..help is on the way! Here are the best solutions for every age on how to prevent and repair its effects: