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Get Into It with Marion Witz

Marion Witz is getting into it! She sat down with The Shopping Channel for a candid interview about being a mother, an entrepreneur, and life working with Elizabeth Grant. From turning 60 years-old to climbing a mountain in Peru, Marion is sharing her insights, interests, and all she’s learned over the years!

Q: What’s new and exciting in the Elizabeth Grant Collection for Summer Beauty this year?

A: For Summer Beauty this year we have together created the most incredible product called SOS Rescue Cream. It’s specifically formulated to help the skin cope with the environmental damage. Let’s face it, it’s very hot and we are outside now so our bodies are outsides…our skin is going to be stressed that much more. Well that’s our exciting new product for summer!

Q: What’s your best Summer Beauty tip?

A: One of the things that women should always know is to stay out of the sun – and that’s really difficult, especially in the summer! Wear a sunscreen if you’re outside and get your colour from bronzing products. There are so many beautiful bronzing products today! At one stage bronzing products would make you look streaky and yellow. But today with the technology, when you put a good bronzer on your body, your body looks bronzed and it looks lovely! That’s where we should get our colour from, not from the sun!

Q: What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned as an entrepreneur and what advice do you have for others who are interested in starting their own business?

A: When Elizabeth and I started the company – I think it was 1998 or 1999, we were very naive about everything. We started the business in my basement and it grew from there. People often ask me what advice I have for other people – especially women, who want to start a business. I really say, when you start a business make sure your research the market, make sure that you don’t put every bit of money you own into the business because when you start a business you don’t know if it’s going to be successful. Start small, dream big – which is great! But start small and know that if it doesn’t work you’ll still have your life.

Q: How did you juggle three children and running a business and what advice do you have for busy working moms?

A: It’s not easy being a mother with children and running a business. As a mother you always want to give everything to your children, you want to be there for them and be able to take them wherever they need to go. When I started the business with Elizabeth, my children were older and what I did was I roped them into the company. Every single day when we had packing I made them come downstairs and help me pack all the boxes. They would moan and groan, but I said this was a great way for you to earn money! The kids almost grew up with me in the business, but I always made sure – now this is very important- I always made sure that I was there for them when they needed me, that I was there to take them to wherever I needed to take them, and that I was there to sit down and talk to them when they needed me to be there. Children are young for such a short time! You know you blink and then the kids are grown up. Like now I’ve blinked and my kids are grown up. But I know and I’m pleased that I was able to juggle my time then – it’s not easy, but it’s always about priorities!

Q: You appear regularly on The Shopping Channel and are comfortable with public speaking, you even wrote a book about it. How do you recommend others get over their fear of public speaking and empower their voice and strengthen their expression?

A: Many people don’t know that prior to being with Elizabeth I was a presentation skills trainer and a voice coach. I actually wrote a book called Stand Up and Talk to 1000 People (And Enjoy It!). I think “And Enjoy It!” is really the most important part of that title, because so many people hate giving presentations. And yet if you know how to do it, and if you know how to manage it, it becomes something that you can do so very, very well. Being a voice coach, I think, was a great way for me to learn how to do presentations because I learned that your voice is like a musical instrument, it’s like playing a piano. All you have to do is to learn how to play it, and if you know how to play it well your voice will never let you down. The more you do deep breathing exercises you’ll start to find you can manage that first step of your presentation.

Q: What’s one of your greatest accomplishments?

A: I turned 60 this year! For my 60th birthday I decided to do something I’ve never done before and that was to hike up a mountain in Peru. I asked my friend to accompany me. I had no experience, I never exercise and I’ve never walked before. I have to tell you it was the most thrilling thing I’ve ever done because every single day was an accomplishment. Every single day when I started out and I battled and I never ever thought I’d reach the height that I reached. Then when I did, coming down the mountain at the end of every day and just eating and then jumping into bed was the greatest accomplishment of my life!

Get into your skin with Marion and Elizabeth Grant during their 15th Anniversary visit at The Shopping Channel on July 19 & 20 with our Today’s Showstopper.

To hear our interview with Marion Witz click the player below!

Time to Brighten Up your outlook? Turn Down Spots & Turn Up the Radiance

StriVectin® is the largest independent prestige skin care company, focusing on clinical anti-aging skin care solutions. Backed by science and rigorous clinical validation, StriVectin® is at the forefront of skin care technology and product innovation. Its unique dual-use repair cream, StriVectin® Intensive Concentrate for Stretch Marks and Wrinkles is a best-seller around the world, and is often credited with starting the clinical cosmeceutical skin care category.

Our Today’s Showstopper, the StriVectin®-EV Brightening Serum & Get Even Spot Repair Set – 60 Day Auto Delivery with 6-month Chatelaine subscription is available on Auto Delivery. Customers can order one-time but why would they? One - They are guaranteed the Today’s Showstopper price on each shipment. Two – they are receiving it when they need it, every 60 days and will never be without!

Our Price: $141.00

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For our last StriVectin® Today’s Showstopper of the year, we’re offering you two items which are BRAND NEW TO CANADA!

This set includes TWO BRIGHTENING SUPERSTAR products which are designed to help target age spots, sun spots, melasma and other skin discolourations which are clinically proven to be 6X MORE EFFECTIVE at lightening spots and results can be seen in as little as 4 weeks. 85% of those tested said they saw a noticeable improvement in 8 weeks.

INCREDIBLE VALUE! If sold separately each product retails for $141.00.

With Auto Delivery, you will be guaranteed this great price with each shipment and never be without. You’ll receive a bonus with every 4th shipment when you stay on Auto Delivery PLUS a 6 month subscription to Chatelaine magazine.

Dark spots and other skin discolouration can start in your early 20s. This set helps those who are just starting to see the damage and those who already have existing excess pigmentation.

Strivectin® is an Anti-Aging Leader!

• Leads in anti-aging technology and backs their exclusive science with clinical proof

• As a whole, StriVectin products have outstanding online reviews

This set is only available at The Shopping Channel in Canada.

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14 Days of Beauty - Prai Skin Care & TIPS

Category: 14 Days of Beauty

Get your nails and skin ready for summer with these fantastic beauty steals, during our 14 Days of Beauty!

TIPS Nail Conditioner

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BEAUTY STEAL: $27.19 - 15% off!

Prai Take Five

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The Shopping Channel Launches Algenist Today!

Today is an exciting part of The Shopping Channel’s 14 Days of Beauty, a fantastic event happening from July 4th to 17th.

The launch of Algenist, starting today at 11am ET, a skin care company that focuses on the ability of effective, bioactive ingredients to deliver visible anti-aging results to the skin using alguronic acid.

It started out as a renewable energy project and turned into an unexpected antiaging discovery. Algenist comes from a team of biotechnology scientists based in San Francisco. They were working on developing microalgae-based renewable energy solutions when they uncovered alguronic acid, a powerful compound responsible for regenerating and protecting the microalgae cell. When scientifically tested, it demonstrated significant antiaging properties, too. The result? A breakthrough skincare collection that offers never-before-seen technology for rejuvenated, younger-looking skin at any age.

1. What is alguronic acid?
Alguronic acid is a group of complex polysaccharides, produced by specific strains of microalgae that function to protect and regenerate the microalgae cell.  Algenist’s team developed a highly advanced process that allows us to grow microalgae and extract the highly functional alguronic acid compound.

2. How was alguronic acid discovered?

Alguronic acid was unexpectedly discovered by a team of scientists at a San Francisco based biotechnology laboratory focused on the development of renewable energy solutions from microalgae. While researching thousands of microalgae strains, the biotechnology scientists identified a protective and regenerative polysaccharide compound produced by certain strains of microalgae that, when isolated and tested, showed significant anti-aging properties.

3. What are the major anti-aging functions/benefits of alguronic acid?

Alguronic acid is a purified microalgae exopolysaccharide extract.  Alguronic acid’s major anti-aging benefits for the skin are the same as those provided to microalgae cells by these powerful polysaccharide compounds – protection and regeneration.  Just as it gives microalgae cells the ability to protect and regenerate themselves in harsh environmental conditions, alguronic acid has also proven to provide these amazing benefits to skin.

4. What is the difference between alguronic acid and blue/green/red algae?

Algae are a large and diverse group of generally multicellular organisms, the largest and most well known of which is seaweed. Blue, green, and red algae all fall into this category. Alguronic acid is not algae at all, rather a compound that is naturally produced by microalgae—amazing, single cell organisms that thrive in both fresh and salt-water environments, but unlike their larger counterparts do not have roots, stems, or leaves.
Whereas other skincare products use blue, green, or red algae as a direct ingredient, Algenist products use the powerful and rare microalgae-derived compound alguronic acid.  Alguronic acid is made into a highly effective anti-aging skincare ingredient via a highly refined, 5 phase, 15-step extraction and purification process.

5. Do all Algenist products contain alguronic acid?

Yes, all Algenist products use alguronic acid along with other bioactive anti-aging ingredients.

6. Is alguronic acid the only active ingredient in Algenist products?
No, Algenist products are advanced formulas that combine alguronic acid with other effective bioactive anti-aging ingredients like a powerful tetra-peptide, vitamins, and extracts from algae, fruits, and plants.

7. How long will it take to see results from using Algenist products?
Women in a third party consumer study reported significant skin improvement in as little as 10 days. Within just 4 weeks of daily treatment, Algenist products significantly regenerate skin’s appearance, reduce wrinkle size, and increase firmness and elasticity.

8. What skin types were Algenist products formulated for?

Algenist products provide highly effective anti-aging results for all skin types.

9. Are Algenist products noncomedogenic?
Yes, all Algenist products are formulated to be noncomedogenic. When clinically tested by third party laboratories all four Algenist products proved to be non-comedogenic.

10. Are Algenist products hypoallergenic?
Yes, all Algenist products were safety and allergy tested and zero irritation or sensitivity was observed or reported.

11. Are Algenist products paraben-free?

Yes, all Algenist products are formulated without parabens. Additionally, Algenist products do not contain sulfates, synthetic dyes, phthalates, GMOs, or Triclosan.

12. Are Algenist products safety tested?
We understand that product safety is important to our customers. As part of our brand philosophy we make sure that all Algenist products undergo skin safety testing. We also take particular care with our formulations to ensure that all Algenist products are formulated without parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes, phthalates, GMOs, or Triclosan. Each Algenist product is dermatologist tested, non-comedogenic, and suitable for all skin types. Algenist products are not tested on animals.

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In Need of Some Serious Skin Care?

Serious Skin Care offers no nonsense treatment solutions with original anti-aging advances designed for everyday use, not cosmetic cover-ups. Aging skin, fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin or oily/combination skin, acne control products are just a few concerns successfully addressed by Serious Skin Care. Each Serious Skin Care line is based on clinical success and exacting research, and the simple fact that every woman’s skin is unique. Whatever your skin type or challenge, Serious Skin Care has your solution.

The Serious Skin Care line of beauty treatments and cosmetics was developed by esthetician Lesa Stock and international model Jennifer Flavin-Stallone to address a multitude of skin care needs. Serious Skin Care was first introduced as an acne treatment line, and has since evolved into a complete line of hypo- allergenic serious solutions for everyone’s skin care needs.

Looking your Best is Serious Business.
Today, Serious Skin Care offers no nonsense treatment solutions with original anti-aging advances designed for everyday use, not cosmetic cover-ups. Aging skin, fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin or
oily/combination skin, acne control products etc. are just a few concerns successfully addressed by Serious Skin Care. Each Serious Skin Care line is based on clinical success and exacting research, and
the simple fact that every woman’s skin is unique. Whatever your skin type or challenge, Serious Skin Care has your solution.

Join us for Serious Skin’s first Today’s Showstopper since their return earlier this year. Not only do we have this incredible Serious Skin Care Age Defy Skin Resurfacing Kit, you’ll also see the Canadian launch of Nanofill and Nanoseal Topical Collagen. Look for returning favorites such as Buff Polish, Triple Glycolic Mask and Olive Oil!

For their very first Today’s Showstopper since their return this year, we had to bring you the hero products of A-Force, Serious Skin’s most popular line!

  • All of the products in this kit are customer top rated both in Canada and the United States.
  • Beauty Editors love these products – many have been showcased internationally (even in Lou Lou in Canada!)

Since A Force was introduced over 16 years ago hundreds of thousands have been sold in North America.

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Juice Beauty is an Organic Thing

Talc, Polybutene, Octyldodecanol, Isopropyl Isostearate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Caprylyl Glycol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben. May contain this. May contain that.

What on earth are all of these ingredients and how disgusting is it that we’re putting it on our faces and bodies? From our moisturizers to our foundations and even our body wash, potentially harmful ingredients invade our skin on a daily basis. No wonder why people are looking for anything to curb all the chemical warfare.

Luckily there’s Juice Beauty, with their fantastic organic line that created an antioxidant rich organic juice base, which means that every drop feeds your skin with powerful antioxidants, nutrients, vitamins, minerals and more! And this organic juice base, to which we add luxurious ingredients like organic jojoba or shea, brings their total organic content to a very high level.

Would you choose organic beauty products if you knew that:

  • You could get high efficacy results for your skin, make-up and hair?
  • Your skin absorbs up to 64% of what you place on it?
  • Juice Beauty’s clinical validation results showed up to 87% free radical scavenging? (Goodbye wrinkles and sunspots.)
  • Juice Beauty’s Blemish Clearing System won a prestigious Dermatological best results product award?
  • You could help save our planet from pollution and unnecessary toxic overload?
  • Most conventional beauty products contain pesticides and harmful chemicals that are absorbed through your skin?
  • They would be luxurious?

Many consumers have started purchasing organic food because they do not want exposure to harmful pesticides and chemicals. That’s the same reason many people turn to Juice Beauty’s products made with certified organic ingredients; they want to have all the benefits of great beauty products without any of the negatives. Just like with food, your skin absorbs up to 64% of what you place on it, so instead of harmful ingredients use healthy ingredients. Most women switch to an organic lifestyle when they are pregnant because they want to protect their unborn child from harmful toxins. They continue this lifestyle change once they use Juice Beauty’s luxurious, effective products. It’s never too early or too late to start using organics!

People - It’s all healthy and good for you! Certified organic ingredients without pesticides, parabens, propylene or butylene glycols, petroleum, sulphates, PEGs, TEA, DEA, phthalates, GMO, silicones, artificial dyes or fragrances

Planet - Helping the planet earth for you and future generations. Juice Beauty is working hard to protect the earth by supporting many organic farmers and by using recycled packaging and soy ink, manufacturing over 80% of our products with solar power, and much more…

Difference between “Natural” and “Organic” Products

“Natural” products don’t have any regulation, so any company can name their products “natural” if they have a few ingredients that come from the earth. Natural products range from some pretty good companies trying to do the right thing to hundreds of personal care companies that are simply using the term “natural” for marketing purposes.

JUICE BEAUTY SKINCARE IS UP TO 98% CERTIFIED ORGANIC for every one of our products, not just a few products! Many companies will “greenwash” and work hard to have a few organic products, so their whole line can look “organic.” But Juice Beauty uses high standards for every one of their products, they work hard to perfect “just in time” manufacturing so there are fresh products on the shelves at all times.

THE HIGHEST ORGANIC CONTENT IN SKINCARE BECAUSE OF JUICE BEAUTY’S POWERFUL PATENT-PENDING ORGANIC JUICE BASE

At Juice Beauty, their mission is to bring skincare with the highest percentage of certified organic ingredients to customers worldwide. To that end, they have come up with a unique formulation method, their certified organic juice base.

Some brands would like you to believe that all of their ingredients are organic. Unfortunately, they only use a few organic ingredients in a mostly water base – making the organic content less than 5%. If the first ingredient on the ingredient list is water or some fancy name for water and it is labeled organic, this means that the company dropped a few organic ingredients in water and the total organic content may be less than 5%. Unfortunately, water is not “organic or pesticide free,” and why would you pay for a 95% water product when you can get this from your tap?

Is this starting to sound convincing as to why you should think about switching over to Juice Beauty? Give their Today’s Showstopper a chance with The Shopping Channel. They have a worldwide exclusive launch happening today for their Stem Clellular Repair Ultimate Results System.

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Today’s Showstopper is Kalaya Health and Beauty

Finding a natural skin solution, especially for those with extra sensitive skin issues like eczeme and rosasea can be challenging, and expensive, if you have issues with inflamed skin.

Luckily, the Kalaya™ Skin Therapy range includes products designed to assist clients with common skin care challenges from eczema to stretch marks.

Kalaya™ offers a wide range of professionally formulated cosmeceutical products for total skin and body care. Take a peek at their collection to see if anything interests you!

The Kalaya™ line is professionally formulated by physicians and pharmacists incorporating dermatologically tested and proven natural extracts imported from around the world.  Kalaya is also a Canadian company and their products are medically directed and paraben free, using only the most effective, safe and natural active ingredients!

Today’s Showstopper is the Kalaya Ultimate Pain Rub Duo, which is a 90 Day Supply with Auto Delivery!

Our Price: $49.94

Today’s Showstopper $27.48

2 Payments of $13.74

This is the Ultimate Pain Rub, and it is a professionally formulated, proven fast-acting and long-lasting natural topical pain rub and anti-inflammatory cream designed to help you get on with your day.

It can be used by anyone, man or woman, suffering from the pain and discomfort associated with back pain, joint and muscle pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and athletic injury.

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Dr. Dennis Gross - *NEW* to The Shopping Channel

Dr. Dennis Gross’ skin care line is new to The Shopping Channel! Available on our site is his All in One Cleanser with Toner, as well as his Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel in Regular and Extra Strength!

Dennis Gross, M.D., is a practicing dermatologist and board certified dermatological surgeon in NYC. He received his dermatologic training at the prestigious New York University Medical Center, earning a medical degree with research distinctions.

Gross’ expertise and products have consistently been featured in fashion and beauty consumer magazines including Vogue, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar, and he has appeared as a guest on national television outlets such as The Today Show, The Early Show, Entertainment Tonight and Extra! ross is highly regarded as the first to develop a 2-step at-home facial peel gentle enough to be used on a daily basis (Alpha Beta® Daily Face Peel).

Get your first 30 days of the Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel treatment for an Introductory Price of $70.00 or 2 easy payments of $35.00!

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Chatelaine Shares Anti-Aging Ingredients That Really Work

There are some things in life we assume work perfectly - Our coffee maker, airplanes, and batting your lashes when an officer pulls you over. However, there has been much skepticism around the concept of anti-aging ingredients. Are we really getting what we need out of our skin care routine?

Depending on certain factors like your genetics or how much time you crisped yourself on those hot summer days in your teens, your aging skin will reflect the choices you made, or even the ones you didn’t. How do we know that we are doing the best for our skin? What should we look for as consumers to ensure we are investing our money into a suitable product?

Here are some ingredients taken from Chatelaine’s article, and a few item suggestions, to help you on your path to skin enlightenment.

Alpha lipoic acid: Lipoic acid is an antioxidant compound involved in healthy blood sugar balance and insulin action. This dual action provides highly protective, anti-aging benefits for our skin by reducing the risk of glycation — the abnormal attachment of sugar to our skin cells causing wrinkling and aging.

Tea extracts: A 2003 study from the University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University found that certain antioxidant compounds in white tea extract are effective in improving skin cell immunity and offering protection from the damaging effects of the sun. Evidently, a skin cream containing these tea extracts may offer potent anti-aging and anti-cancer benefits.

DMAE: Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE) boosts the production of acetylcholine, as well as a component of cell membranes, phosphatidylcholine. DMAE may be the first clinically proven agent to effectively combat facial sagging.

Vitamin C: Topical use of a product containing stabilized vitamin C can increase the production of collagen in the skin. It can also promote skin cell growth and aid in cell regeneration, which translates to younger-looking skin and improved firmness. The form of vitamin C used in your skin care products is important because it has the potential to become unstabilized, which leads to a potentially harmful source of free-radical stress. Ascorbyl–palmitate, the fat soluble form of vitamin C, appears to be the most beneficial and stable type for use in skin care products. It should be present in significant concentrations to boost collagen production in the skin.

So, remember that although some damage might have been done, there are ways to revive the elasticity of your skin with the help of the aforementioned ingredients.

For more information, visit Chatelaine’s link at

http://www.chatelaine.com/en/article/26809–four-anti-aging-ingredients-that-really-work

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