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EGF - Youth in a Bottle

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EGF - Youth in a Bottle

At some point we all start searching for that fountain of youth.  Because let's face it - we all know we are getting older, but no one wants to LOOK older. Introducing Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF). What is that? EGF is used in medicine to speed up wound recovery.  It is a type of protein that boosts the production of collagen and encourages cells growth.  Thus improving the look of our skin - diminished wrinkles,  reducing pigmentation, and improving skin texture. Did you know? "Skin density thins by one percent each year after we turn twenty." According to Wikipedia - "Epidermal growth factor can...

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Tips from a Nail Technician

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Tips from a Nail Technician

    Having my nail tech certification I often get asked for nail tips, and suggestions for the best nail salons.  I do my own nails, but occasionally if there's a group of us doing a pedi-party I will go to a salon.  But I'm very picky about where I go - particularly when it comes to sanitation.   Here's some advice for doing your own nails and tips for looking for a clean nail salon.   Doing it Yourself Whether you're applying regular polish or a gel the same rule applies - polish adheres to rough or sticky surfaces....

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Mother's Day Mani Pedi Kits

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Mother's Day Mani Pedi Kits

Who doesn't love a nice Mani Pedi?  Don't let Covid-19 ruin a day of pampering!  Customizable Mani and/or Pedi kits starting at $40! Taxes and Delivery extra.  While quantities last!  Please Email or call us info@beautyyvr.com 604-617-3292 and we will be happy to discuss options with you! While quantities last!  

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Sunscreen: Chemical vs Mineral SPF

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Sunscreen: Chemical vs Mineral SPF

Are you confused about all the different sunscreens available?  And what is the difference is between Chemical SPF and Mineral SPF?  You're not alone....Read on!   What's the difference?  The Active Ingredients *** Chemical sunscreens are also known as the “Classic” sunscreens and the ingredients are considered "drug" ingredients.   Mineral sunscreens contain mineral compounds and are considered "natural" ingredients. Chemical Sunscreen Mineral Sunscreen Oxybenzone*  Avobenzone Octisalate Octocrylene Homosalate Octinoxate*  Zinc Oxide Titanium Dioxide  * see Environment section below   How do they work? Chemical Sunscreen Mineral Sunscreen ABSORBS UV rays and then dissipates it as heat.  SHIELD or physical barrier on...

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Fight Blemishes!

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Fight Blemishes!

  FIGHT BLEMISHES! Prevention is great but what do you do about the zits you already have? Aside from having a minor tantrum, if you're like me I throw everything I have at it!!  Check these products out:   1. Glo Clear Skin Spot Treatment For emergency zit fixes - perfect of night time use, containing 5% benzoyl peroxide. Spot treat as soon as you feel it coming.   2. Glo Charcoal Detox Mask Contains Charcoal Powder, Kaolin Clay, and Bentonite Clay.  Great as an overall mask but also spot treatment.  It does contain sulphur, which is one of the top acne fighting ingredients.   3. 111SKIN...

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