Once a year we offer our loyal customers big-time savings, and this year it’s here early! During March shop Merlotskincare.com and save 50%.
It’s a great time to try some new products or stock up on your favorites.
Transition your skin into spring with Merlot 100% Pure Grape Seed Oil.
Freshen, firm, and bring out the best in your complexion with Merlot Hydrating Toner.
Enjoy sweet dreams and wake up hydrated with Merlot Moonlight Radiance Night Cream.
UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Thanks for entering!
We’re launching a special Valentine’s Day Pinterest contest!
Here’s how to enter:
1. Follow Merlot Skin Care on Pinterest
2. Re-pin the image below and include the hashtag #merlotvalentine
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 Moisturizer, Cleanser, and 100% Pure Grape Seed Oil, all gift wrapped for Valentine’s Day!
Contest expires February 5, 2014. Winners will be notified by email.
Good luck and best wishes!
At the start of every new year it’s easy to get wrapped up in resolutions. While it’s thrilling to make ambitious plans and set challenging goals, it’s also important to make sure that we take care of ourselves every day.
Whether your goals are to climb Mt. Everest or get a new job, you’ll want to make sure that you’re looking and feeling your healthy best!
Here are some simple ways to stay feeling good daily:
* Drink more water — One of the best ways to give your skin a thoroughly healthy glow is to make sure you’re hydrated. Try this — drink a small bottle of water with your breakfast, and then one in the afternoon. You’ll look and feel better.
* Cleanse your face before bed — Remove the dirt, oils, and stress of the day by cleansing your skin before you go to sleep. Make sure your makeup gets properly removed and let your pores breathe. Then you can rest easy.
* Don’t forget the SPF — The sun doesn’t only come out in summer (even though it sometimes feels that way!) — it’s important to protect your skin against UV rays year-round. Look for products like Merlot Moisturizer that have an SPF built-in.
* Pay attention to your hands — Our hands are one of the places that most notably show our age. Make sure they stay soft and protected.
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.