5 Simple Sunscreen Tips That Could Save Your Life

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You might think that these simple sunscreen tips for summer are super obvious, but each year many people worldwide, more men then women, are diagnosed with aggressive and avoidable skin cancer. Many of these men are our brothers, fathers, sons, or even us. While treatment rates are slowly increasing, the best way to avoid a skin cancer diagnosis is to avoid the risks of skin damage as much as possible. That means following these five cardinal rules to prevent excessive sun exposure. Few men need die of this disease, so be sure to share this article with your loved ones.

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My ultimate favorite: Sisley Grand Ecran Solaire Sunscreen SPF 30, 40ml. When I was in India, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria, in every climate and every temperture, it held perfect and vèry comfotable. Sisley Facial Suncare goes up to SPF 50, for more information on Sisley Suncare, click Tags. (Click photo to enlarge).

Tip 1: Always Use Sunscreen

Even if it’s cloudy outside. Even if it’s raining. Even if it’s cold or snowing. The damaging rays of the sun can effectively penetrate your skin so long as there’s daylight. That means you should be wearing an SPF of at least 15 every day if you want to prevent skin cancer from happening to you. While that sounds laboursome, the good news is that many men’s grooming products such as moisturizers actually contain SPF 15 in their formula. If your current moisturizer doesn’t contain sunscreen, switch to one that does.

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Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Sun Defance For Face SPF 50, 50ml. Great! Perfect in èvery type of climate. Use it as a daycream, alone or in combination with a serum (Click photo to enlarge).

Tip 2: Always Reapply Sunscrean

Just because you apply sunscreen in the morning, does not mean you’re protected throughout the day. If you’re heading outdoors, always reapply sunscreen. Especially if you’re going to be near or in water, or snow!. The reflection of the sun’s rays on water and snow can exaggerate the effects of sun damage, so lather up often if you go fishing, swimming, skieing or just walking in the snow. The same can be said for less obvious situations. If you’re driving, for example, you may not realize that your arm is laying in the sun’s destructive path. Keep reapply as per the instructions on your sunscreen packaging, especially for proffecional drivers.

Clarins Sunscreen

Clarins Solaire Anti Rides Visage SPF 30, 50ml. Great as ever! Use it instead of your daycream, with or without a (Double) Serum for the ultimate summer skincare. Perfect protection, vèry easy to use, good price!

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Nyle DiMarco at the beach

Tip 3: Waterproof Versus Water Resistant

If you’re looking for true sun protection, water resistant formulas won’t carry much weight. These are not as hardy against water as the labeling might sound and are actually under investigation. The FDA is looking to remove the water resistant clause from sunscreen packaging as what constitutes as being resistant is a matter of personal opinion. When looking for reliable protection, a waterproof formula is currently your best bet but sadly that doesn’t guarantee the sunscreen won’t rub or wear off. Always keep reapplying!

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Clinique Facial Suncare SPF 30, A true classic. Not only for the true Clinique fan! (Click photo to enlarge).

Tip 4: Look for Sunblock

The kids section in your local drugstore is the perfect place to find higher SPF value sunscreen protection and the coveted sunblock. Unlike the adult sections that push bronzers and self-tanners, (most off them) neither contain SPF, the kids section is home to dependable sun protection. A sunblock is a step up from sunscreen, which filters out damaging rays. If you are fair haired, spend time in direct sun or want to maintain a youthful and wrinkle free complexion then sunblock may be the answer. This blocks out most of the sun’s rays.

Elizabeth Arden Sunscreen

Perfect for in the pocket. In addition to sun protection, the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Sun Defense Stick also brings moisturizing benefits, it soothes and smooth skin for up to 8 hours. The formula is water and perspiration resistant, free from oils, parabens, non-acnegenic, and non-sticky. A true must have!!

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Nyle DiMarco at the beach

Tip 5: Stick with Classic Cream Formulas

While there are many fantastic spray formulas, these should only be applied indoors and with considerable caution. A traditional cream formula allows for deliberate application. You’re much less likely to miss a spot, which means you’re much less likely to cause irreversible sun damage. While traditional cream formulas can take a little longer to apply, they have come a long way from the thick gloppy mess you might remember your mom applying at an early age. This is your best bet if you’re serious about sun protection!

Sisley Super Soin Solaire Milky Body Mist Sun Care SPF 30

Sisley Super Soin Solaire Youth Protector Milky Body Mist SPF 30: Lightweight and yet seemingly immune to water, this camellia oil, mango and shea extract packed sunscreen keeps skin soft and hydrated, whilst reducing the effects of photo-ageing, wrinkles, brown spots, dehydration and loss of firmness, thanks to its high-tech, state of the art cellular protecting formula. It provides much needed protection against UVA and UVB rays during initial exposure to the sun. The product is ideal for those with fair or sun-intolerant skin, who require a high level of protection. It also features a brilliantly easy to dispense aerosol multi-dimensional spray bottle, and smells Lavender and Geranium. A luxuriously scented lotion, if money is no object then this is sunscreen at its most perfect and glamorous. (Click photo to enlarge).

Clarins Sun Care Oil Spray SPF 30

Lancaster Sun Beauty Dry Oil Fast Optimizer SPF 50: Perfect for skin that burns easily or tans gradually, this silky, non-greasy oil is unusual in that it combines the benefits of an ultra-high SPF, with a tan-boosting formula. Instantly absorbed, when on, you get a sun-kissed glow and a faster golden tan but with less skin damage. Top marks all round! (Click photo to enlarge).

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Clarins Sun Care Oil Spray SPF 30:  Don’t forget to protect your locks in the sunshine if you’re prone to split dry ends. This clever multi-tasker can be used on both skin and hair to protect against the drying effects of the sun, salt and chlorine. A transparent, water-resistant dry oil – yet it doesn’t feel remotely greasy – protects against sun damage thanks to a skin-caring blend of sun filters and botanical extracts (Click photo to enlarge).

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Nyle DiMarco at the beach

Do you have a sunscreen tip? Leave a comment below and help others avoid skin cancer!

by Jean Amr

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Sun Defense Stick for Face SPF 50

Heatwave is here! I saw a lot of red faces around this weeks so far. Did you use your sunscreen?

The house of Elizabeth Arden has just launched its new Eight Hour Cream Sun Defense Stick for Face SPF 50, a targeted skin care treatment aimed at protecting the most sensitive, over-exposed areas of the face from sun-induced damage.

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I don’t know about you, but I’m highly unlikely to drag a full bottle of sunscreen around in my bag unless I’m actually on holiday and heading to the beach. Although I use SPF, it’s always the accidental sun that catches me out. I don’t easily burn, but we’ve all had the ‘nose redder than the rest of your face’ incident, I bet! And those catchy bits on the top of the shoulders? Far too easily done.

The Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Sun Defense Stick for Face SPF 50 provides the highest level of protection from burning and age-inducing damage caused by both UVA and UVB rays. This conveniently packed stick sunscreen should be used on lips, nose, earlobes, and even scars, to prevent any surface cell damage and premature signs of aging. The stick is small enough to fit into even the tiniest bags or pockets, so you can carry it around this summer, no matter where you go!

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In addition to sun protection, the Eight Hour Cream Sun Defense Stick also brings moisturizing benefits, it soothes and smooth skin for up to 8 hours. The formula is water and perspiration resistant, free from oils, parabens, non-acnegenic, and non-sticky.

For men and women, young or old, thick or thin, green or purple, Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Sun Defense Stick for Face SPF 50 is perfect for everyone in the family, can be used on all types of skin, including the vèry sensitive ones. The product should be applied liberally and evenly to targeted areas 30 minutes before sun exposure and as needed. If you go swimming, playing in or around the water, or if you sweat a lot, make sure to reapply it after 40 minutes. Reapply immediately after toweling. It’s just right, really and great for lips, eye area , nose ,  ears etc. No red faces in other words.

Notice: Use it as a daily lipcare! Use it around the eyes, but…. don’t use it to close around the eys. Follow the bone structure, like eyecream. Use it on holidays instead of eyecream. Easy as that!

I love this product, for me it’s on my Holy Grail list. Why? Because of its texture, it’s high protection, it’s package, it’s size (sometimes size matters!) and for me very important: It goes on clear and really doesn’t need blending, and most important: it stays ‘in place’. When it is very hot, and when a cream is ‘absorbed’, many times ‘it goes running’. And most of the time to the eyes. Result: tearing eyes. ‘Till now: after visiting Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and India, the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Sun Defense Stick for Face SPF 50 never did! …and has the Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation.

by Jean Amr

The Noses: Francis Kurkdjian

Our regular reader, has heard the name ‘Francis Kurkdjian’ sevaral times on Yakymour. He is not only the man behind Elie Saab’s exclusive fragances, but worked also for some prestiges houses like Jean-Paul Gaultier, Lanvin, Carven, Acqua di Parma and Guerlain. But he also opend his own Maison Francis Kurkdjian.

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The vèry sympathic Francis Kurkdjian in his Maison Francis Kurkdjian (Click photo to enlarge).

Francis Nourhan Kurkdjian was born in Paris, France, in (14 May 1969) to Armenian parents. The Kurkdjian family had at once fled the Ottoman Empire during the Armenian Genoicide and had settled in France after being deported and relocated to Aleppo, Syria. Having been exposed to music and dancing at a young age, Francis Kurkdjian wanted to be a ballet dancer during his youth. However, he failed passing the competition to study at the Paris Opera School of Dance in 1983. Kurkdjian, who already had an interest in perfume making since he was thirteen years old, decided in 1985 to become a perfumer. In 1990, Kurkdjian entered the Institut Supérieur International du Parfum, de la Cosmétique et de l’Aromatique Alimentaire (ISIPCA), a perfume school located in Versailles, France.He graduated from ISIPCA in 1993 and joined Quest International in Paris the same year. Kurkdjian continued his studies and obtained a masters degree from the Paris Institute of Luxury Marketing.

Francis Kurkdjian is one of the most prolific, and acclaimed perfumers of our time. At just 25 years old, Francis created Jean-Paul Gaultier Le Mâle, which remains a global timeless bestseller today; others include Iris Nobile for Acqua di Parma, Lanvin Rumeur, multi-award-winning Elie Saab Le Parfum, and recently, a duo of fragrances for the newly-revived Carven perfume house. Since he first began as a perfumer Francis has been taking risks, delighting our senses, and winning awards, too.

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Maison Francis Kurkdjian, 5 rue d’Alger, Paris (Click phototo enlarge)

The ‘day job’ of creating some of the world’s best-known fragrances, however, has enabled French-Armenian Francis to fulfil his dream, building one of the most interesting perfume houses around: his signature Maison Francis Kurkdjian. Under his own label, Francis has had absolute freedom to express his boundless creativity through a portfolio of fragrances that range from the most luminous and airy, Cologne Pour Le Matin, with its Sicilian bergamot and lemon, Moroccan thyme and Tunisian orange flower, through to an exploration of oudh’s moods:
OUD Silk Mood (Bulgarian rose, papyrus, chamomile), OUD Cashmere Mood (labdanum, benzoin, vanilla) and OUD Velvet Mood, spiced with cinnamon, saffron and copahu balm, and each tethered by a base of the highest-quality Laotian oudh. Today, there are more than a dozen fragrances in the collection.

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The nose: Francis Kurkdjian

But Francis Kurkdjian‘s artistry goes beyond what’s simply in a bottle. He has worked on many artistic projects.  With Sophie Calle, he created ‘the scent of money’ (2003), that of a dollar bill that’s been handled, thumbed, and passed from hand to hand, for one of her exhibitions. He also created fragrance-focused installations for the Foundation Cartier and at Versailles, transforming the fountain in the Orangerie with wafts of orange flower, propelled into the air by jets of water. For the Lille Europe Pavilion party at Shanghai Expo 2010, Francis created bubbles scented with violet, released against the backdrop of a Taoist temple in the very centre of the city. (He is surely the only perfumer to offer scented bubbles in his collection!).

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His Parisian flagship store, one of his most famous clients, Catherine Deneuve though Maison Francis Kurkdjian can be found in many of the world’s leading perfumeries… (Click photo to enlarge).

Francis also set about making scented candles for an exhibition of paintings by Jacques Émile-Blanche, a turn-of-the-century French painter, using only the ingredients available at that time, rather than the synthetics that Francis so loves to blend with naturals, a challenge he found pretty fiendish. ‘Synthetic notes are the backbone of a structure, the longer-lasting notes or the steel beams, if you like, in the building you’re making. If you use only natural products, in two hours they will die on your skin and you will have no aura, no power. The chemical acts as a foundation, but you should use the natural notes to wrap around it, making the end result look and smell completely natural, even though it’s not.’ In 2009, as a recognition for his artistry, Francis was awarded one of France’s highest honours ‘Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres’ by the French Ministry of Culture.

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Elie Saab Le Parfum

I am a Huge fan of Francis Kurkdjian‘s irreverence; who else would offer bottles of scented laundry detergent (albeit a rarefied version, scented with sparkling Sicilian lemon) alongside a limited edition exquisite handmade Louis Crystal bottles to celebrate 10 years of custom-made perfumes: 20 numbered and decorated bottles, capped with platinum or gold? (They’ll set you back $11,000, though just $2,200 for a refill, and are unnamed:  each purchaser can choose the name, which will be engraved upon their bottle…) And yes: if money’s no object (or you can get your hands on at least 15,000 euros), or the Limited Edition (only 5 made) and bottled in a 24k Gold Crystal Flacon by Maison Saint Louis ‘Queen Marie Antoinette Fragrance’. Francis Kurkdjian creates bespoke fragrances, too.

Limited Edition Queen Marie Antoinette Fragrance by Francis Kurkdjian and Bottled in a 24k Gold Cristal Flacon by Maison Saint LouisFrancis Kurkdjian Saint Louis ‘Queen Marie Antoinette Fragrance’

Last year Francis Kurkdjian brought Versailles to the Grand Palais, at the Biennale Des Antiquaires. For those who have visited the Grand Palais, it seemed as though the scents of Versailles had drifted all the way to Paris, but how?

To unravel the mystery, begin by approaching the fountain beneath the glass dome. Somehow, the water gives off the olfactory impression of walks through castle gardens and the Grand Trianon. Now consider the fact that scenting an indoor fountain is a worldwide first, and you might guess (correctly) that the man responsible is master perfumer Francis Kudrkjian. For the 27th edition of the Biennale des Antiquarires, interior designer Jacques Grange paid homage to French gardens, filling the space with flowerbeds and foliage. He left it up to Kurkdjian to translate sight into scent.

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The 2014 Biennale des Antiquaires at the Grand Palais, Paris (Photo courtesy of Maison Francis Kurkdjian

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I do know this, however: if you venture out to Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s 5 rue d’Alger boutique in the 1st arrondissement, you can pick up a box of his dinner candles and take that same scent to-go. The limited edition Côté Jardin tapers come three to a set for €28, and if the design on the box looks familiar, you’re likely recalling the patterned flowerbeds that André Le Nôtré created for King Louis XIV.

As for the scent: gorgeous! A single candle fills the surrounding air with visions of hornbeam hedges and ancient statues, conjuring up the grandeur of Versailles wherever you choose to light it. Perhaps a simple creation compared to the Grand Palais’ impressive fountain, but one you could enjoy long after the Biennale.

As Francis himself greets visitors to his website, ‘Welcome to a world of refinement and sensuality. Maison Francis Kurkdjian houses a unique collection, with a rarely matched quest for sophistication and elegance. Our luxury is a commitment to quality and authentic know-how, from the selection of the purest and rarest essential oils, to the infinite attention to every detail.’

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The limited edition Côté jardin candles, €28 (available exclusively at the 5 rue d’Alger Maison Francis Kurkdjian boutique)

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And we’ll leave (almost) the last word to Francis, too. He explains: ‘Maison Francis Kurkdjian is my way to express what I think about the world of fragrances, it is my take on luxury. It is nurtured from my background as a perfumer and a composer, my artistic sensibility and sensitivity.’

List of creations:

  • 1995, Jean-Paul Gaultier: Le Mâle,
  • 1999, Jean-Paul Gaultier: Fragile,
  • 1999, Elizabeth Arden: Green Tea,
  • 2000, Escada: Lily Chic, lim. edition summer edition
  • 2001, Lancôme: Miracle Homme,
  • 2002, Giorgio Armani: Armani Mania,
  • 2002, Kenzo: KenzoKi Lotus blanc,
  • 2002, Yves Saint Laurent: Kouros Eau d’été,
  • 2002, Versace: Versus Time for pleasures,
  • 2003, Versace: Jeans couture Glam,
  • 2003, Lancome: Miracle Homme l’Aquatonic,
  • 2003, Narciso Rodriguez: For Her (co-signed with Christine Nagel),
  • 2004, Paris Garnier Opera: Pas de deux, eau de parfum, Perfume created for an evening to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the “Entente Cordiale” at the Palais Garnier in September 2004. This perfume of rose, iris and orange blossom, in a limited edition of 1000, was offered to the evening’s guests
  • 2004, Joop!: Muse,
  • 2004, Lancaster: Aquazur,
  • 2004, Acqua di Parma: Iris Nobile (co-signed with Françoise Caron),
  • 2004, Emanuel Ungaro: Apparition (co-signed with Françoise Caron),
  • 2004, Van Cleef & Arpel: Summer and Autumn,
  • 2004, Yves Saint Laurent: Kouros Cologne Sport,
  • 2005, Christian Dior: Cologne Blanche
  • 2005, Christian Dior: Eau Noire,
  • 2005, Davidoff: Silver Shadow,
  • 2005, Guerlain: Rose Barbare,
  • 2005, Lancaster: Aquasun,
  • 2005, Jean-Paul Gaultier Gaultier Puissance2,
  • 2006, Ferragamo: F by Ferragamo,
  • 2006, Lanvin: Rumeur,
  • 2006, Chateau de Versailles, Re-creation of the scent of Queen Marie Antoinette,
  • 2007, Christian Lacroix: C’est la fête (co-signed with Jean Jacques),
  • 2007, Jean-Paul Gaultier: Fleur du Mâle,
  • 2007, Narciso Rodriguez: For Him,
  • 2007, Indult: Isvaraya,
  • 2007, Indult: Manakara,
  • 2007Indult: Thiota,
  • 2007, Juliette Has a Gun: Miss Charming,
  • 2007, Juliette Has a Gun: Lady Vengeance,
  • 2007, Emanuel Ungaro: Le Parfum,
  • 2007, Jean-Paul Gaultier: Fleur du Mâle,
  • 2008, Indult: pour Colette C16,
  • 2008, Jean-Paul Gaultier: Eau d’Amour,
  • 2008, Jean-Paul Gaultier: Ligne de beauté Monsieur (co-signed with Nathalie Le Cann),
  • 2008, Jean-Paul Gaultier: MaDame,
  • 2009, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Aqua Universalis,
  • 2009, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: APOM femme,
  • 2009, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: APOM homme,
  • 2009, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Cologne pour le matin,
  • 2009, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Cologne pour le soir,
  • 2009, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Lumière Noire femme,
  • 2009, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Lumière Noire homme,
  • 2010, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Absolue pour le matin,
  • 2010, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Absolue pour le soir,
  • 2011, Elie Saab: Le Parfum,
  • 2011, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Aqua Universalis forte,
  • 2012, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: OUD,
  • 2012, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Amyris femme,
  • 2012, Elie Saab: Le Parfum, Eau de Toilette,
  • 2012, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Amyris homme,
  • 2012, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: 754 for Bergdorf Goodman
  • 2013, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: OUD cashmere mood,
  • 2013, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: OUD silk mood,
  • 2013, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: OUD velvet mood,
  • 2013, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Aqua Vitae,
  • 2013, Carven: Le Parfum,
  • 2015, Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Satin Mood,

 

We will hear a lot more of him in the future! I promess you! And I promess you also that I will follow this guy…

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5 rue d’Alger, Paris, France

Website and webshop: http://www.franciskardjian.com

gr.Jean Amr

Flawless Future, For The First Signs Of Ageing

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If you’d have asked me a month ago for a skincare recommendation for someone looking to prevent the first signs of ageing, Elizabeth Arden would not have been the first one to name. Although I love their Eight Hour Cream and their Ceramide capsules, their skincare has previously been somewhat targeted at an ‘older’ age. Their rich formulas and mostly heavy creams may have been perfect for 35+, but for the younger generation they were just a little too much.

However, with the launch of their new Flawless Future trio they’ve finally developed a range that’s much lighter and more suited to younger skin. Conveniently it’s targeted at the 25-35 year old age bracket, and aims to target skin concerns that are prominent within their generation, they ‘all’ have hectic lifestyles, often run on empty, eat poorly, drink too much and don’t get enough sleep…. right girls? These three products aim to replenish some of the lost nourishment, whilst simultaneously brightening and targeting fine lines.

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Elizabeth Arden’s Moisturiser Cream, Capulet Serum and Eye Gel

Unlike a lot of ‘anti-ageing’ ranges that are complicated and require a degree is cosmeticology to get right, this programme is incredible simple. The Flawless Future regime includes a very easy to use ‘capulet’ serum, a light moisturiser and cooling eye gel.  I’m loving the Eye Gel as it’s super lightweight, absorbs quickly, cools the under eye area and instantly brightens too; it’s even better when applied straight from the fridge! The Capulet Serum contains little capsules that burst when the product is dispensed, providing a gleaming concoction that applies seamlessly to skin with no greasy feeling or noticeable residue, it absorbs so quickly into the skin that you don’t even need to wait before applying the moisturiser, great for busy women (or men!) that can’t spare even a minute in the morning. A few drops are more then enough!

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The Moisture Cream is also incredibly light, feeling much more like an air-whipped emulsion than a traditional face cream. You need only the smallest amount over the serum, massaged into skin to leave it feeling plumped and hydrated. Although it takes a few minutes to dry thoroughly, you can easily apply your base over the top without it flaking or caking. The key to the range is simplicity; you need only three products and your skin is nourished, protected and prepared for the years ahead. There’s no heavy feeling or the skin or detrimental effect on your makeup, just a simple to use and pleasant skincare routine that provides a great introduction into the world of ‘anti-ageing.’

I’m really loving the three products and have completely replaced any other lotions and potions with Elizabeth Arden’s trio. They don’t contain any excess fragrance, don’t sting or overload my skin and can also be used at night for an added burst of goodness. I’m really pleased they’re investing in this new area of skincare and focusing on a somewhat untapped market, there are millions of women (and some men too) in their 20’s and 30’s that know they should be looking after their skin, but don’t quite know where to start. With ‘Flawless Future’ you can spend some money and get everything you need and more. After all, what’s that when it’s an investment in your (flawless) future face?

How to use:

  • Mornings and evenings, after cleansing, first apply a few drops of the Eye Gel around the eyes,
  • Then apply also with a few drops the Capulet Serum on face, neck and decollete (don’t forget!). Not to close around the eyes (stay on the bone stucture!)
  • After that you can apply the Moisturiser Cream on face, neck and decollete. and also: not to close around the eyes (stay on the bone structure).

Tips:

  • The Eye Gel, when possible, keep it in your fridge. It’s more refreshing and works even better against puffy eyes. Provides relief to tired eyes, and may be applied more often per day. Also if you wear makeup.
  • The Capulet Serum you may also use under your suncare product (some suncare products you can use instead of daycream) (Leave your ‘heavy’ daycream jar at home!).
  • The Moisteriser Cream looks like a daycream (because of it’s SPF), but is actually a so called ’24 hour’ cream, so may be used for day and night. No problem if you want to use it with a other more voluptious cream, if you like that more for the night.
  1. is your perfect (cheap) quick home treatment!
  2. Would I buy it? Oh yes!

Rating:

Capulet Serum: 9.5/10

Moisturiser Cream: 9/10

Eye Gel: 9/10

More about products and history of Elizabeth Arden, soon here on ‘Yakymour’

by Jean Amr

Oribe Canales

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Who would have guessed that the next hair legend would be the one-time ‘bad boy’ from Cuba with the movie star good looks and the tattooed sleeves? Today , one can’t really know fashion without knowing Oribe. It seems as though Oribe has been there for some of the most important milestones of the past 30 years, from being one of the first American hairstylists to style the European collections to working with photographer Steven Meisel and makeup artist Francois Nars on the invention of the supermodel and the rise of one-name wonders like Christy, Linda and Naomi.

Oribe’s work has graced the runways of nearly every well-known designer and the covers of almost all major magazines around the world, as well as several international ad campaigns and commercials. His collaborations include countless photographers such as Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Mario Testino, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts, Annie Leibovitz, Patrick Demarchelier and Bruce Weber. And then there are all the models, celebrities and icons that Oribe helped transform throughout the years. Oribe is always in the right places with the right people at all of the right times – read on to discover his story

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It all began for Oribe in the late ’80s with an era-defining partnership with Meisel, a magical combination that demanded notice almost immediately. It can be said that, during that time, Oribe brought back the wig (after Diana Ross taught him how to properly secure one), made wild colors en vogue and started the trend back to rollers.

His work in the early ’90s with Gianni Versace demonstrated a shared love for Miami decadence and led to powerful imagery that is now iconic. He was also known during that time for the Oribe Agency, which represented future beauty heavyweights including Laura Mercier, François Nars, Kevin Mancuso, Bobbi Brown, Serge Normant, Danilo and Jimmy Paul.

In 1991, Oribe made news when he opened his palatial Fifth Avenue salon at Elizabeth Arden in New York City. In 1992, he received the honor of being asked by the Metropolitan Museum of Art to design hairpieces from raffia and papier-mâché for the reopening of the Costume Institute galleries, a sculptural mission well suited to his artistic hand. Oribe spent months completing the wigs, which went on mannequins specially designed in Christy Turlington’s likeness. It was a refined expression of the masterful underpinnings of his fashion work.

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In 1992, The New York Times noted that runway hair, once designed to show off clothes, had itself become a big deal. The occasion was a Chanel show at which the deliberately disheveled hairstyles created by Oribe – already a lauded ‘top stylist’ and ‘hair maestro’ – received as much attention as the clothes.

All Karl Lagerfeld, the designer, asked me to do was make the girls feel beautiful. And they did.

Oribe Canales, New York Times, 1992

In 1997, Oribe’s focus turned from fashion to the new faces of fashion: celebrities. This shift came via a new face to the music scene, Jennifer Lopez, who called for Oribe after a childhood spent reading his name in fashion magazines. He accompanied the rising star to Miami to shoot the cover of her first album, On the 6, for which he lightened her hair and pulled it tightly over a wig into a long ponytail. It was a done deal – Sean Combs, her boyfriend at the time, told Lopez not to let Oribe get away, and she didn’t. Oribe worked with her during her meteoric rise (when he created the JLo persona with her) and at the heights of her millennial celebrity.

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Jennifer Lopez by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, US Vogue, April 2012

Lopez was excited by fashion and dared Oribe to translate his editorial sensibility for her, creating a new vocabulary for the masses (the last pop star with comparable influence willing to represent the extremes of high fashion was Madonna). For example, Oribe had full license to create the outrageous permed wigs Lopez wore for her ‘Play’ video and NBC concert special. And while most of Hollywood was feeling glamorous in wedding hair at the Academy Awards in 2002, Lopez arrived with classic Oribe ‘over-the-top sexy 60’s fashion scary hair’, as he describes it. Many critics panned the hyperbolic bouffant, but Lopez had the good taste to absolutely love it. Lopez was everywhere and so was Oribe. The two continue to collaborate nearly two decades later.

Oribe is always where the news is occurring. While working on the winter 2003 Louis Vuitton campaign, Oribe met the photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. They were leaders of a new generation of hyper-fashion image makers who recognized Oribe as the perfect creative accomplice. Together Mert and Marcus and Oribe captured Kate Moss as Marilyn Monroe for W. Then, after a Giorgio Armani campaign shoot with the model Agyness Deyn, they shot the rave-inspired cover story for Katie Grand’s style magazine Pop with Oribe giving Deyn’s signature pixie cut a sparkling metallic makeover brushed into shapes usually reserved for video game characters.

Throughout the past 15 years, Oribe has continued to set new standards in his craft, with countless covers of Vogue around the world, red carpet work with nearly every A-list celebrity and ad campaigns for celebrated brands such as Louis Vuitton and Dolce & Gabbana. His current salon off fashionable Lincoln Road in Miami attracts a ‘who’s who’ of clients and employees many of the hair stars of tomorrow.

 

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In 2008, Oribe took his 30-year heritage of hairdressing and his love of glamour and individual beauty and translated it into the collection of products he always imagined and envisioned—a range grounded in old-world hairstyling and blended with new-world technology and the finest ingredients. The end result was an edited line focused on the needs of the most discriminating people: Oribe, his clients, his peers and anyone who believes in elegant beauty, high performance, handcraftsmanship and luxury. Oribe loves what he does and does it passionately, continuing to invent and reinvent. Perhaps more in demand as an editorial stylist than ever, Oribe is constantly building his body of work and strengthening his influence on the hair and fashion that defines generations.

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Elizabeth Arden Red Door Aura

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Elizabeth Arden launches a new perfume for women, Red Door Aura and the new flanker to Red Door launched in 1989, named after the world famous ‘Red Door’ from their Red Door beauty salons. Red Door was and still is a sensational, timeless and a successful perfume released by Elizabeth Arden, full of passion, romance and a strong aroma. Elizabeth Arden Red Door Aura is more about a modern, stylish and ‘fresher’ fragrance with a nice design. It is a stunning, mysterious and the modern expression of the signature Red Door perfume.

 

elizabeth_arden_red_door_auraElizabeth Arden Red Door Aura is characterized as a sparkling, youthful, feminine and sophisticated created by perfumer Carlos Benaim. Elizabeth Arden Red Door Aura is a vibrant citrusy fragrance that opens to seduce with orange blossom, Italian bergamot and ripe raspberry along with a perfect mixture of rose flowers and elegant jasmine. The base indulges with a warm blend made of sandalwood, musk and amber notes.

Elizabeth Arden Red Door Aura comes in a crystal pink glass bottle, decorated – like the box – as the famous red door, with a silver stopper. Red Door Aura will be available as 50 and 100ml Eau de Toilette.

 

Elizabeth Arden Red Door Aura Bottle

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Cherry Blossom

Elizabeth Arden launches a new fresh and adorable perfume for women Green Tea Cherry Blossom. Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Cherry Blossom is a new fragrance in the Green Tea Collection from 1999. The name of the perfume inspires the spring mood and feelings of awakening and revitalization. Green Tea Cherry Blossom will bring romance and pure feelings made of sparkling fresh/woody notes.

Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Cherry Blossom opens with luminous citrusy notes of lemon, bergamot and green tea vapor. The heart vitalizes with cherry blossom and green tea leaves while the woody base calms the scent on the body with cherry tree, birch tree, angelica and moss notes.

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It is an easy, soft and fresh fragrance for spring/summer time with light notes that aren’t long lasting yet alluring and sensual enough to capture a man’s attention.

Green Tea Cherry Blossom comes in a pink crystal bottle ornamented with white cherry blossoms and a pinky stopper. It will be available as 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette.

 

 

 

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Fragrance Free

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Eight Hour Cream is Elizabeth Arden’s holy grail for many decades! It turns out that this cult favourite is actually the real deal. All year long, but perfect for cold winter days. As a face cream, or for any dry spot on your body. The cream absorbs into your skin almost instantly and goes to work for the entire day. Now, Elizabeth Arden has the cream in a fragrance-free formula so that everyone can use it.

 

 

Elizabeth Arden Pretty

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Elizabeth Arden has updated its Pretty feminine fragrance with a limited-edition Parfum Spray. The unchanged juice, created by Givaudan’s Claude Dir, is presented in a flower-strewn version of the original flacon.

The limited-edition Elizabeth Arden Pretty will be available as a 50ml Eau de Parfum. It joins the existing product line-up, composed of 50ml and 100ml Eau de Parfum sprays, a 200ml body lotion and a 96g body powder with puff.

The limited-edition version of Elizabeth Arden’s Pretty fragrance will be available from October.