DuoDo you ever look in the mirror and just see red?  We’re not just talking the seasonal red flush that forms in our cheeks this time of the year; rather, the redness (coupled with the flashes of blue) that gives us dark under eye circles, and is revealed through broken capillaries, spider veins (you know, the ones that appear on our arms, breasts, and legs), and, of course, Rosacea! Thanks to the folks at TriDerma, we’re done seeing red!

The brand’s Vein Defense Healing Cream provides a professional-strength alternative to painful and expensive vascular treatments.  Featuring the super-potent AP4 Genuine Virgin Aloe Complex, a proprietary botanical blend, with active plant extracts (including Arnica, Grapeseed Extract, Ginko Biloba and Calendula), anti-aging Peptides, and vitamins A, C, and E, it effectively combats the appearance of broken capillaries, varicose and spider veins, under eye circles, and blotchiness.  Coupled with TriDerma’s Facial Redness Repair, a non-greasy cream that blends powerful anti-inflammatory ingredients, vitamins, and select botanicals, to quickly calm, balance and stabilize the skin, this duo provide the one-two punch we’re looking for — without the bruises to prove it!

TriDerma is offering several lucky Beauty Undercover Subscribers an opportunity to SWAG its Vein Defense Healing Cream and Facial Redness Repair (retail $25.98) simply liking them on Facebook and entering  here. This SWAG Alert is open to Subscribers 18 years or older with a valid US mailing address only.  Delivery is anticipated within 3-4 weeks.



 Kates Brows
The UK’s Daily Mail reported on the Duchess of Cambridge’s first official appearance for 2016 on Sunday.  But it wasn’t the 75th Anniversary of the Air Training Corps that raised eyebrows, but Kate’s heavy-handed makeup application.  According to the publication, while the Duchess was otherwise perfectly coiffed and manicured, royal watchers remarked and criticized her use of thick eyeliner and eyebrow pencil.
“They said that her right eyebrow seemed to be darker and more fulsome than the left one, leading to speculation that Kate, who does not use the services of a make-up artist, may have been a little heavy-handed with her eyebrow pencil,” according to The Daily Mail.  While we’re all in favor of a strong brow, we concur — these brows are a little too eye-catching!


Winter Beauty Fashion. Girl in Warm Clothes on a SnowstormWith extreme weather patterns ranging from coast-to-coast, our Undercover Agents are combating everything from windburn and dry scalp to chapped lips and cracked hands.  We decided to ask the experts from some of the world’s most glamorous spas to share their favorite winter skincare remedies, as they suggest which treatments to book to banish them!

·         Dry Skin
Expert Tip: “An easy, natural way to keep skin from drying out is to drink plenty of water daily, and be consistent with moisturizer,”  shares Lindsey Neeley, Assistant Spa Director at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando Spa.
Suggested Remedy: experience the Illuminating Mineral Facial; mineral-enriched products from the healing waters of Budapest are massaged into the face, rehydrating dry skin.

·         Sun and Wind Burn
Expert Tip: “Use chamomile tea to ease the discomfort of burned skin. The tannins offer anti-inflammatory properties that relieve and calm the sense of burn, ” says César Sánchez, Spa Manager of the Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose.
Suggested Remedy: enjoy an Antioxidant Facial; ingredients rich with antioxidants hydrate burned skin, combat premature aging and provide a healthy glow.

·         Dry Scalp
Expert Tip:  Gabie Holloway, director of SoSPA at Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, suggests, “Massage your scalp to enhance circulation and help produce natural oils for a healthy, happy scalp and silky soft hair.”
Suggested Remedy:  try a Pure Tranquility Head and Scalp Treatment; a localized acupressure massage nourishes hair, while also alleviating headaches. Read more of this story »