1) For the MAN IN YOUR LIFE
Make sure his skin stays smooth and protected all winter long. With no colors or fragrances the specially formulated Merlot For Men Moisturizer is soothing and fuss-free.
2) For the SPA-LOVER
For the girl that’s gotta spa, Merlot 100% Pure Grape Seed Oil is a little bit of specialty treatment in a portable bottle.
3) For the HOSTESS
A great hostess deserves a little pampering, and what better way to say you care than with the silky, lightweight Merlot Moisturizer.
4) For the SKIER
Nobody wants to get chapped or sunburned lips out on the slopes. Merlot Lip Moisturizer with SPF 15 is the perfect stocking-stuffer for your favorite winter sports fan.
5) For the ATHLETE
Make sure your skin is as toned and firm as you are. Merlot Body Firming Lotion is the perfect fat-free treat for the fitness enthusiast.
6) For the BATHING BEAUTY
Get bubbly with Merlot Bath & Shower Gel. With no soaps or harsh additives, it’s made for good, clean bathtime fun.
In edition to our FREE SHIPPING* Special, we’ve got discounts on some of our most popular products.
Beginning Friday, use the discount code HOLIDAY2013 at checkout and get $2.00 OFF these items:
Enjoy the savings!
Plus, do you have someone in your life that could use a little Merlot? The Holiday Gift Set – which includes Exfoliating Scrub, 100% Pure Grape Seed Oil, Hydrating Toner, and a durable nylon tote bag is just $25. (A $45 value!)
*Free shipping available on orders over $25. US only.
We are excited to announce that Merlot’s Holiday 2013 Gift Set has been curated by renowned commercial makeup artist Lisa Johnson. Lisa regularly styles campaigns for companies like Apple and celebrities like country star Mindy McCready and The Voice’s Emily Earle.
The three-piece gift set includes Merlot Exfoliating Scrub, Hydrating Toner, and 100% Pure Grape Seed Oil. These products aim to improve the overall look and feel of skin, delivering the utmost care during the harsh winter months.
These three anti-aging products are designed to be both powerful and gentle. Johnson highly recommends the 100% Pure Grape Seed Oil for those with dry winter skin. “I love that the oil can be used everywhere: face, body, nails, and hair ends,” Johnson says.
Merlot Holiday 2013 Gift Set features:
- Merlot Exfoliating Scrub: an incredibly gentle, fragrance-free scrub that smoothes skin and cleans pores with micro beads
- Hydrating Toner: freshens and firms skin instantly with an alcohol-free formula
- 100% Pure Grape Seed Oil: cosmetic grade oil that helps heal scars and deeply hydrates skin
In addition to the three products, the gift set will include a durable and sleek purple nylon tote, perfect for taking along on holiday travels.
Beginning November 22, these gift sets will be available for a very limited time, and only at merlotskincare.com. Sets will be $25.00, with free holiday shipping (on orders over $25). Free gift-wrapping will also be available on the site, for purchases of four products or more.
Find out more about Lisa Johnson
Three cheers for a beautiful holiday season!
How would you describe your personal day-to-day look?:
I have enjoyed makeup since the age of 12. I wear what some would consider a lot, but I try to wear it tastefully. I look at my face as a blank canvas and each time enjoy creating a look for the day.
What’s your skin “type?”:
My skin is dry/combination. It has a tendency to react to many cosmetics on the market so I have to be careful of what I use.
How do you cleanse your face?:
I use (1) Mary Kay’s Timewise 3-in-1 Cleanser, and (2) Olay PROx exfoliating cleanser with a rotating scrubber. I also use (3) Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Softening Lotion, and (4) Merlot Moonlight Radiance Night Cream all over my face, neck and chest.
What are your go-to color cosmetic products?:
I no longer work, so for around the house I use (5) Mary Kay tinted moisturizer sunscreen broad spectrum SPF 20 in Ivory 2 and (6) Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Flawless Wear Concealer in medium. If I’m going out shopping or of anywhere of importance, I put on Estee Lauder Double Wear Light, Intensity 3.0 because it stays on all day – even through my hot flashes! I use Mary Kay loose translucent powder Ivory 2. I carry with me (7) MAC pressed powder NC37. I wear MAC eye shadows and Revlon color stay eyeliner in dark brown. I can only use (8) Almay mascara (due to allergic reactions to all others), and I use waterproof for the motorcycle, due to so much wind in my face.
What’s your favorite product in your daily routine?:
Merlot Moonlight Radiance Night Cream.
Do you have a favorite perfume?:
(9) Anais Anais by Cacharel
Favorite hair care products?:
I use Pantene products mostly with Shimmering Lights to maintain my blonde highlights.
How does getting yourself ready make you feel about yourself?:
It makes me feel younger, more confident, and prettier.
– Jennifer Elkins is a photographer for Thunder Roads Magazine NorCal
Have you radically changed your skin care routine this year? Added in new products? Started using a BB creme or a facial oil? You’re not alone. September’s WholeFoods Magazine highlights some of the year’s top skin care trends.
- BB Cremes – aimed at streamlining one’s daily routine, BB Cremes combine tinted skin-correcting moisturizer with a primer and a sun-protecting element. Popular in Asia for years, BB Cremes made their first big splash in the US in 2013.
- Beauty Oils – working to hydrate skin, nourish hair, and repair cuticles, beauty oils have taken off big-time. Oils like grape seed can add antioxidants and help minimize the appearance of wrinkles.
- Body Butters – a deeply hydrating alternative to beauty oils, body butters can offer a protective layer for dehydrated skin.
Read the full article here.
For my personal day-to-day look, I always aim for fresh-faced and simple. I like to keep things natural with light makeup that enhances my features. When choosing beauty products, I look for what will bring out the best in my skin, not cover it up.
For both my morning and evening skin care routine I go through the same procedure. I always begin by washing my face with just water to remove any leftover makeup. Then I wash my face using (1) First Crush 3-in-1 Acne/Blemish Treatment. This product is great because it cleanses, tones, and treats my skin all in one wash, saving me a lot of time and steps to get the same results. Also, it’s super light and smells so good!
Once I’ve washed off the cleanser and have patted my face dry, my last step is to moisturize using the (2) Merlot Grape Seed Moisturizer. This provides a perfect finish to my freshly-cleansed skin. What’s great about the Grape Seed Moisturizer is that I only have to use a small amount to get great results. It’s perfectly light and smooth, and it leaves my skin feeling soft all day long. One container lasts me months, so I have no problem keeping my dry skin under control.
I use a (3) Mineral Sheers Compact Powder Foundation made by Neutrogena. I love it because the powder lets my skin breathe rather then clogging it up. I absolutely love mascara. My go-to is (4) Loreal’s Voluminous Million Lashes mascara. For lips I love (5) Burt’s Bees Lip Balm.
It’s always fun for me to try new styles and experiment with my hair! I love (6) Herbal Essences products – they work well with my hair and always leave it smelling so nice.
I like to change scents with the seasons throughout the year. This past summer, I used (7) Coconut Water Chill by Bath & Body Works and I loved it! It’s very light and cool; my perfect summer scent. Now that it’s autumn, I just started using Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin, also from Bath & Body Works. I am always looking to experiment with new scents.
— Olivia Hamm is the winner of the 2012 Barbizon Get Discovered Contest and has been featured in Seventeen Magazine.
Compared to other beauty oil products that contain multiple ingredients or feature oil blends, Merlot 100% Pure Grape Seed Oil is simple, natural and 100% pure.
Top 5 Benefits of Using Merlot 100% Pure Grape Seed Oil:
- Works to heal scars
- Softens and nourishes cuticles
- Repairs dry split ends
- Helps maintain the color of tattoos
- Delivers deep hydration after shaving
Merlot 100% Pure Grape Seed Oil is an ultra-fine cosmetic grade oil suitable for all skin types. This multi-tasking treatment is 50 times more powerful than Vitamin E Oil.
Through September, you can get a bottle of Merlot 100% Pure Grape Seed Oil for less than $6.00!
I would describe my day to day to look as mostly a natural look. I don’t wear makeup every single day because I teach dance and also do a lot of yoga. As a professional model, when my agent sends me out I do wear make up, but even then I try for a clean and natural look. Thanks to my years of using Merlot products, I don’t usually have to hide anything on my skin. I am generally just going for a more polished, yet natural look with my makeup.
I wash my face at night with (1) Merlot Grape Seed Face Wash. I use (2) Mary Kay eye makeup remover to remove any eye liner or stubborn make up. I use my (3) Merlot Toner with cotton balls. My skin feels extra fresh and it seems to help minimize my pores. Then I use my (4) Merlot Grape Seed SPF Moisturizer. It’s really rich when it first goes on and then it feels light once I have applied it. My skin feels soothed and nourished. Before using Merlot products, I used to experience eczema flare-ups. But the Merlot products are so gentle I no longer struggle with eczema on my face.
My go-to product for eyes is Makeup Forever. Their eyeshadows are so beautiful and they last! The (5) golden stardust eyeshadow is my favorite. I have a couple of (6) Lancome lipsticks and I love them. My favorite color is called “Truly.” I also use a (7) Dior lip gloss called “Dior addict lip polish 003.” It feels SO good on my lips. It adds a little color and shine!
I do wear concealer. I use (8) Dermablend. I think it makes me look so much more awake. I naturally have dark circles under my eyes, but Dermablend covers them up so well for the ENTIRE day!
I drink a lot of water as well. Drinking a glass of warm water with lemon every morning is great for weight control and for your skin. I also use banana peels to whiten my teeth. I think it makes a difference!
Getting ready for the day makes me feel great and ready to go out and work toward my goals. Having healthy looking skin is a must in my industry. Using Merlot for so many years has given me the confidence to face each day with a positive attitude.
— Erica Brown, Professional Model
School bells are starting to ring again, lockers are opening and closing, and kids are prepping for a new year.
For teens and tweens a new school year calls for putting a fresh face forward – with clean, clarified, and blemish-free skin.
It’s hard enough coming back from summer break, but harder still if you feel unconfident or sensitive about your skin.
- Effective – users of First Crush saw results in 20 – 30 days.
- Efficient – it’s three products in one easy-to-use tube! One use gently cleanses pores, tones and firms skin, and treats blemishes at their source.
- Breakthrough – First Crush’s formula features active natural ingredients and gentle salicylic acid – it’s not overly harsh or irritating.
See for yourself! Watch the First Crush video here:
UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Thanks for entering!
We’re launching our first wedding-themed Pinterest contest!
Here’s how to enter:
1. Follow Merlot Skin Care on Pinterest
2. Re-pin the image below and include the hashtag #merlotwedding
3. Email a link to your pin.
ONE lucky winner will receive the Merlot Skin Care products pictured in the photo.
The prize package includes Merlot Foot Cream, Purifying Peel Off Mask, Cleanser, Merlot Moisturizer, Merlot For Men Moisturizer, Eye Cream, Merlot Body Firming Lotion, and Microdermabrasion Body Scrub. A $110 value!
Contest expires August 31, 2013. Winners will be notified by email.
Good luck and best wishes!