Beauty Product Review: DNA Serum Lab Formulated TempleViper Venom

Will a tube of the DNA Serum Lab Formulated Temple Viper Venom reverse the signs of aging?

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I’m skeptical when it comes to products that claim they can make wrinkles disappear, give your skin a more youthful appearance and do as Cher once sang, “If I could turn back time.” Back in early August, I was given a tube of the DNA Serum Lab Formulated Temple Viper Venom (14 ml for $59.95, dnaserum) to try. I was a bit taken aback by its packaging: The serum comes in tube that looks like a syringe. You touch the plunger and a small measured amount of the serum comes out of the pointy end.

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The first two weeks I tried it, I was really assiduous about applying it in the morning, then again at night before I went to bed.  I was told to combine the serum with a moisturizer, so I did. I noticed that the serum dried quickly and seemed to melt right into my skin.  For the sake of full disclosure, I have a few small lines, nothing deep or big.

Now this DNA Serum Lab Formulated Temple Viper Venom is formulated specifically for your under eye area. I didn’t just apply it there. I applied it to the skin between my eyebrows: After years of squinting in bright sunlight, I suddenly noticed two slight lines. I applied it all over my forehead, my lip line area and even my jaw line. Okay, so I didn’t exactly follow directions.

About three weeks into testing out this product, I got a little sloppy. I’d sometimes remember to do it day and night; sometimes I’d just do it at night. A couple days in a row, I’d plain forget to apply it at all.

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Four weeks into testing, I met up with a friend for an afternoon of shopping and food. Exhausted after an afternoon of trying on clothing, we sat outside at a restaurant to eat. So, I’m sitting outside in bright sunshine and ask my friend if she noticed anything different about my skin. Her immediate response was that my forehead looked amazing. I’ve never had a wrinkly forehead, but to hear that it looked great was pretty terrific. I asked her if she noticed anything else about my face. She just replied that my skin looked really, really good.

It actually worked. It reduced the fine lines under my eyes, between my eyebrows and my forehead’s clear. It’s my new best friend.

Below is an infographic on the product.

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PJ Gach is the Managing Editor of Spa Week Daily.

MyWellness Rewards Brand Spotlight: Lift Lab

MyWellness Rewards is stocked with skin care products that revive sun damaged skin.

 

Spa Week’s MyWellness Rewards is spreading a message about healthy summer skincare with our Summer Skincare SOS Giveaway.  Summer weather (while dreamy) can present a range of problems for our skin. For example:

Problem: Dull Skin

Solution: Lift Lab Purify & Clarify Cleanser/Mask deep cleans to leave skin glowing.

Learn more about summer skin care issues and solutions here.

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Today’s brand spotlight’s on Lift Lab.

Lift Lab is a premier line of luxury anti-aging products. The line’s featured ingredient is Cell Protection Protein, a compound proven to boost skin’s natural regeneration.  Purify & Clarify is the brand’s anti-aging cleanser, that features the key ingredient Aqualumine. Aqualumine is derived from red caviar and helps to both gently exfoliate and moisturize skin. Lift & Fix High Potency Solution is a concentrated formula that protects skin from redness. Lift & Moisturize Daily Cream stimulates collagen and leaves skin silky smooth. Combined, these products work together to create a top of the line anti-aging regimen.

Now featured in the MyWellness Rewards store is a Lift Lab Product Trio, including Lift & Fix High Potency Solution, Purify & Clarify Cleanser/Mask and Lift & Moisturize Daily Cream.  ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­All three products can be yours for just 2030 MyWellness Rewards Points.

Want it? Start sharing! Get social with Spa Week and you’ll start earning points today. Click here to log in to your MyWellness Rewards account or to join.

Arielle Sidrane is the Associate Editor at Spa Week Daily. 

 

Spa Deals for Blueberry Month

Blueberries in a White BowlCelebrate National Blueberry Month with a skin-perfecting spa treatment—at a discount! 

July is National Blueberry Month! Blueberries are often hailed as one of the best foods you can eat. They are high in antioxidants, vitamins and fiber. When applied in skin care, blueberries can help with redness reduction, neutralize acne and brighten skin. They are one of the top ways to achieve a natural glow! Luckily, summer is primetime for these tiny little superfoods—so you should find an abundance of them at your local farm stand and grocery store.

Do your skin (and wallet!) some good by booking one of these berrylicious, discounted spa deals this July:

$95 90 Minute Red, White and Blueberry Facial at Verabella Skin Therapy in Beverly Hills, CA (was $165)

$59 Very Blueberry-licious Hydration Facial, includes Microdermabrasion, Facial, Scalp Massage, Brow Wax and Micro-Current Treatment at Spa 810 Laser & Skin in Scottsdale, AZ (was $210)

$99 70 Minute Blueberry Relaxation Massage at The Face & Body Spa in Yardley, PA (was $125)

$159 Summer Getaway Package: Microdermabrasion, 50 Minute Organic Blueberry Facial, Full Body Massage, Brow Makeover and Citrus Foot Scrub at The Spa at The Village in Coleyville, TX (was $400)

Arielle Sidrane is the Media Coordinator at Spa Week Media Group.

10 Sunscreens You’ll Love all Summer Long

We’ve got natural-based sunscreens, anti-aging sunscreens…sunscreens that’ll be your summer BFF.

A good sunscreen shouldn’t be hard to find, so instead of wasting time to find a product that actually works, we’ve done the work for you by rounding up ten amazing sunscreens for the upcoming summer season.

1. SuperGoop! SPF 50 Antioxidant-Infused Sunscreen Mist With Vitamin C ($13-$19,sephora.com). For all your fun-in-the-sun activities, choose this Vitamin-C infused sunscreen to stuff inside your beach bag.

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2. Jason Sport Natural Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 45 ($9.87,jason-personalcare.com). Whether you’re out in the water or playing volleyball on the beach, say hello to long-lasting SPF all summer long. Just remember though, reapplication is still important.

3. Alba Botanica Revitalizing Green Tea Broad Spectrum SPF 45 ($10.99,albabotanica.com). Thought green tea was best enjoyed in a glass? Guess again! This SPF 45 sunscreen uses the popular ingredient to hydrate sun-irritated skin.

4. Bliss The Youth As We Know It Anti-Aging Moisture Lotion SPF 30 ($74,blissworld.com). Anti-aging perfection and sun shielding protection in one bottle? Yes, please!

5. Up & up Sport SPF 50 Spray ($6.94, target.com). When you’re theme park hopping this summer, try this SPF 50 sport spray.

6. Merle Norman Ultra Light Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 ($22, merlenorman.com). Sunburn is never pretty, so take extra care and precaution with this lightweight formula.

7. Yon-Ka Paris SPF 50 High Protection Crème ($55,yonkausa.com). High protection is never a problem with this fragrance-free crème.

8. Yes to Cucumbers Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 ($11.99, yestocarrots.com). Talk about a dynamic duo, this delicious smelling sunscreen works overtime to help protect our face and body.

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9. Lifeline Defensive Day Moisture Serum SPF 15 ($160, lifelineskincare.com). It’s important to shield your skin (even in the car!) wherever you go, so look to this day serum to guard your skin against the sun’s harmful rays.

10. Mineral Fusion Mineral SPF 30 Brush-On Sun Defense ($19.99,ulta.com). Brush on your block with this transparent mineral powder with SPF 30.

Courtney Leiva is a contributor to SpaWeek Daily, runs The Doll House and is a proud Tweetaholic.

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DD Cream is Coming!

Just as CC Creams are starting to trickle out en masse to the market, an even newer skincare fad is now in the final phases of production – you guessed it, DD Cream.

DD stands for Dynamic Do-All. It was just a few months ago that we gave you this briefer on BB and CC creams – and jokingly predicted DD cream would be next. But it looks like we’re not so funny, and actually might be fortune tellers of the beauty world – because DD Cream IS in fact happening, as mentioned by She Finds last week.

In true Carrie Bradshaw fashion, this has got us thinking: How much longer can this trend continue? Are these products significantly different from one another, or is this just a ploy by the beauty industry to get us to keep upgrading?

Julep is the brand launching the first known version, and it boasts two different anti-aging ingredients. The purpose is not only instant coverage, but to improve skin over time, too. Just like BB and CC Cream, this formula promises lightweight coverage, SPF protection, perfect priming and moisturizing. Until we get some more details, it sounds pretty similar to BB and CC cream to us.

What do you think? Will you upgrade to a DD this summer?