Thursday, April 28, 2011

Dreaming of Skin Worthy of a Prince

Ahh...the storybook wedding that has had the world dreaming since November has finally arrived, and we (like all you ladies out there), were so excited to see how gorgeous Kate looked on her special day. We weren't disappointed...
We all dream of having glowing skin fit for a royal so we couldn't help but recommend a few Lierac products to make everyone woman feel like a Princess.

Head to toe: Before anything else, you'll want to feel relaxed and beautiful from head to toe. At night, take a relaxing and sensory bath with a multi-use oil, like our brand-new Sensorielle oil. When mixed with bath water, Sensorielle transforms into a milky veil that will soften and hydrate your skin and hair, and envelop you in a sweet and sensual aroma of gardenia, jasmine, camellia, and precious oils. The flowers and oils in Sensorielle, in addition to their softening and hydrating action, also have soothing, relaxing, and anti-oxidant properties.

Body: Next comes more body pampering: your skin probably hasn't gotten much sun in the past few months, and the last thing you want it to walk down the aisle looking pale! There's nothing like a pick-me-up for your skin in the form of an instant self-tanner to give you the glow of a royal spring bride! Lierac's Sun Result Express Self-Tanner will give you a gorgeous, natural sun-kissed look while moisturizing your skin with orange blossom extract and nourishing botanical agents.

The eyes: The key to a refreshed and flawless face lies in your eyes. Make sure to get plenty of sleep on a regular basis, but a little extra help doesn't hurt! Apply a soothing eye cream, such as Diopticalm, in a thick layer around your eyes. The complex of botanical ingredients it contains will soothe, decongest and refresh your eyes while you sleep. Apply a thin layer in the morning for a refreshed-looking face all day long!

La visage: Finally, there's nothing like a radiance-infusing vitamin cocktail for your skin to give your skin a royal glow! Mesolift Serum and Mesolift Cream immediately boost and energize your skin with vitamins, minerals, and apricot and lime extracts.

It's the weekend, so take some time to pamper yourself... What are your secrets to feeling like a princess?

Friday, April 22, 2011

Stay Young, Go Goji!

We usually think of aging and wrinkles as a problem that arises in our 40s or 50s, and as a problem to tackle once it arises. However, the key to longer-lasting youthful skin is protecting our skin before the wrinkles appear, and to treat them effectively as soon as they start to appear.

In our 30s, our skin's cells start producing less of the cellular energy it needs to stay supple and young. This slowed-down energy production leads to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but with the correct treatment to prevent this energy breakdown, the first signs of aging can be delayed.

This is why Lierac has created two moisturizers that not only correct early wrinkles, but also help prevent them: Initiatic Fluid and Initiatic Cream contain a high-tech pentapeptide, that counterbalances the decline in energy production, and our newest star ingredient: Goji berry.

Goji berry, also known as the "fruit of longevity", has powerful anti-aging properties. Lierac uses the Lycium Barbarum variety, originating in Tibet.

Goji berries boast a wide range of incredible benefits for your health and skin. They contain 500 times more Vitamin C than oranges, over 12 times more protein than apples, oranges or strawberries, and are chock-full of trace elements, vitamins, polysaccharides, and amino acids.

But perhaps the Goji berry's most impressive and beneficial quality is its powerful antioxidant action: it has the highest antioxidant value on the ORAC scale (Oxygen Radical Absorbancy Capacity). Eating foods high in antioxidants, like Goji berries, may slow down the aging process. It does this by minimizing damage to your cells from free radicals, that injure cells and damage DNA. By doing so, antioxidants help reduce the risk of some serious diseases.

Here are some other interesting facts about the benefits of Goji berries:

- Over time, people have used Goji berries to treat common health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, fever, and age-related eye problems.*

- The Vitamin A in Goji berries is known for its anti-aging benefits, and helps boost immune function, protect vision, and may even help prevent heart disease. Some research suggests that Goji berry extracts may boost brain health and may protect against age-related diseases such as Alzheimer's.*

- Goji berries are the perfect snack: there are only ninety calories in a quarter cup of fresh Goji berries, and they provide a lot of Vitamin C, minerals, and protein for such a low calorie snack food. The high protein content of the goji berry also makes it more filling that most fruits.

Now it's your turn - what is your anti-aging secret?

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy Earth Day!

Did you know? According to, the first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify, and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

In celebration of Earth Day, the Lierac team is making extra "green" efforts today. (Not that we don't always!)

Our Earth Day plan includes the following:

- For those of us who drive, we're taking the train or bus into work (or carpooling with a friend or neighbor).
- Our lunch is freshly packed in a tupperware container (no cellophane, or plastic bags).
- We're shutting off our bright lights in the office and using minimal power. Also making sure they're off when we leave the room.
- Recycle!
- We're using eco-friendly cleaning products.

These changes are so small, but make such a big difference, and we remind ourselves every day how important it is to remember to respect the environment in every way we can. If it's hard for you to remember some of these things regularly, then what better day than Earth Day to start?

We're also lucky to be reminded daily of the green efforts that Lierac makes - many of our products come in recyclable containers, and we also create formulas that are environmentally safe and friendly.

So if you're a Lierac fan, you're already off to a good start.

We invite you to take action today. Learn more at
And tell us, how are you celebrating?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Fight Hormonal Aging with Arkeskin+

There comes a time in a woman’s life when she can nurture herself and her dreams. She can replenish her spirit and transform herself and the world around her. Hormonal aging of the skin is a fact of life for the 50+ woman, but Lierac knows this is simply a fact and not a limit! When age-related skin issues arise, French women look to Lierac's ARKÉSKIN+ for age-defying results.

Skin dryness, decreased elasticity and brown spots are the hallmarks of hormonal skin aging. This is a natural process that occurs when levels of estrogen and progesterone decrease just before and during menopause. Lierac ARKÉSKIN+ is designed to target these issues and is clinically proven to deeply hydrate the skin, restore its firmness and even out the complexion.

Proprietary ingredients and nature join forces to improve skin’s appearance from the inside out. Cytonacre sp®, derived from mother of pearl powder, reinitializes skin cells to rebuild skin’s architecture. Like layers of iridescent nacre that form around a grain of sand to form a precious pearl, Cytonacre sp® surrounds cells and transforms skin so the luster of inner and outer beauty can shine through!

Two additional key ingredients in Lierac ARKÉSKIN+ set the stage for transformation. Chestnut extract rebuilds the skin barrier and locks in moisture by reactivating synthesis of cutaneous skin ceramides. NMF + Hyaluronic Acid complex deeply hydrate and comfort skin. When skin is replenished with Lierac ARKÉSKIN+ the results are a resplendent complexion and reinvigorated joie de vivre; the French way to face the day!

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