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How to Prevent Sun Damage to Skin
How to Prevent Sun Damage to Skin
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2010

Sunburn:
1. Chill your aloe Vera, or anti-inflammatory moisturizer or cream in the refrigerator for an hour before you apply it on your skin.  The sheer coolness will help again the sensation of burning and will help to calm redness and inflammation with the active are working to help repair skin (Chill any BORBA SPF for further sun protection post sun exposure).
2. Keep skin hydrated.  A mobile atomizer is a welcome skin quencher.  Continuously spritzing or misting the skin will allow it to absorb and help lock in the moisture to re-balance itself. (BORBA atomizer)
3. Stay out of extreme temperatures.  By going into a super refrigerated environment after a sunburn could potentially shock skin.  Ease skin to a comfortable temperature with gradual steps.  Cold compresses are a wonderful relive to high temperature skin.

Sun block:
1. Since we’re on the run all the time, use a physical block like TD or Zink.  They work immediately with contact to the skin so you don’t have to wait before you head to the car or to the beach. (any BORBA SPF)

Look for a tri-spectum product that incorporates full spectrum (UVA, UVB) and UVC – for carbon protection from the ozone and environmental factors (Like the Advanced Aging SPF 45 and Hand Cream SPF 25) to help fight against burning and again rays all in one step.  Be certain that use a product that has mattifying ingredients to keep skin looking healthy and not greasy (BORBA Clarifying cotton)
 

SCOTT-VINCENT BORBA
Founder & Creator of BORBA
Founder & Creative Director of E.L.F. Cosmetics

For over a decade, Scott-Vincent has been a renowned innovator in the beauty category and has worked on such esteemed brands such as Hard Candy Cosmetics, Johnson & Johnson®, P&G/Wella-Sebastian, Shiseido/Joico, and Dr. Murad.

Scott-Vincent helped found E.L.F. Cosmetics with the idea that quality color cosmetics shouldn’t be limited to high-end department stores. Aside from contributing to the monthly blogs, he oversees new product development and leads the brand with head-turning innovation.

A graduate of Santa Clara University, Scott-Vincent received an education in Psychology, Law, Business and Marketing.  Since then, he has succeeded as a high-fashion model, TV personality and became a licensed aesthetician to further his credentials and experiences. He founded BORBA, and continues to use his creative thinking to push the envelopes of skin care as we know it.

Beyond creating groundbreaking approaches to skin care, Scott-Vincent Borba’s passion lies in raising awareness for the needs of troubled children.  He is an active spokesperson for The Covenant House, a non-profit organization that provides food, shelter, counseling and education for youth in need.


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Cucumbers Silhouette
Cucumbers Silhouette
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 07, 2010

Yes you can chill and take wafers and place on puffy eyes, but that is not the main benefit you will obtain when harnessing  this magical veggie for it’s beauty benefits. 

Step 1.  Peel the outer skin the cucumber.  Just like a band-aid, identify your deepest wrinkles and dab some honey on that area and layer on top the sin sliver.  Allow about 10 minutes for the plumping effect. 

Step 2.  In the morning, Puree the remaining cucumber and add its supper anti-inflammatory benefits to a glass of fiber water (flavored or unflavored).  Continue to drink water throughout the day.  Stop hydrating one hour prior to putting on your gown.  You’re body at that time will loose the stomach bloat, whiten the eyes so your beautiful natural color will pop and you will look healthy without the redness (the whiter the eyes the better the picture).

If you can do this for a whole week, even better.

SCOTT-VINCENT BORBA
Founder & Creator of BORBA
Founder & Creative Director of E.L.F. Cosmetics

For over a decade, Scott-Vincent has been a renowned innovator in the beauty category and has worked on such esteemed brands such as Hard Candy Cosmetics, Johnson & Johnson®, P&G/Wella-Sebastian, Shiseido/Joico, and Dr. Murad.

Scott-Vincent helped found E.L.F. Cosmetics with the idea that quality color cosmetics shouldn’t be limited to high-end department stores. Aside from contributing to the monthly blogs, he oversees new product development and leads the brand with head-turning innovation.

A graduate of Santa Clara University, Scott-Vincent received an education in Psychology, Law, Business and Marketing.  Since then, he has succeeded as a high-fashion model, TV personality and became a licensed aesthetician to further his credentials and experiences. He founded BORBA, and continues to use his creative thinking to push the envelopes of skin care as we know it.

Beyond creating groundbreaking approaches to skin care, Scott-Vincent Borba’s passion lies in raising awareness for the needs of troubled children.  He is an active spokesperson for The Covenant House, a non-profit organization that provides food, shelter, counseling and education for youth in need.


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Lemon Glow
Lemon Glow
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2010

The natural Vitamin C in this highly acidic acid would rival a professional Lactic acid treatment in my own private celebrity clinic.  I love this one because it is so simple yet you will have the look of 12 glycolic treatments without any down time.  It will also even out skin tone, minimize enlarged pores and blotchiness so your make up will look more natural.

Only one step. 
Roll massage 4 room temperature lemons (that will provide you will the extract intensity needed to provide you will a major benefit with one application).  Cut in half and Squeeze without straining (keeping the pulp) in a small bowl or measuring cup.  Mix one foil packet of liquid pectin (you can pick up at any grocery store in the gelatin isle).  Apply liberally to your entire face, neck , décolleté and back of hands.  Anything exposed to the camera.   You will know when to take it off when you skin starts to tingle (or no more than 5 minutes).

 The pectin will plump up the skin, smooth out skin texture while the lemon with brighten, increase radiance and even out skin tone.  Glowing skin guaranteed!

SCOTT-VINCENT BORBA
Founder & Creator of BORBA
Founder & Creative Director of E.L.F. Cosmetics

For over a decade, Scott-Vincent has been a renowned innovator in the beauty category and has worked on such esteemed brands such as Hard Candy Cosmetics, Johnson & Johnson®, P&G/Wella-Sebastian, Shiseido/Joico, and Dr. Murad.

Scott-Vincent helped found E.L.F. Cosmetics with the idea that quality color cosmetics shouldn’t be limited to high-end department stores. Aside from contributing to the monthly blogs, he oversees new product development and leads the brand with head-turning innovation.

A graduate of Santa Clara University, Scott-Vincent received an education in Psychology, Law, Business and Marketing.  Since then, he has succeeded as a high-fashion model, TV personality and became a licensed aesthetician to further his credentials and experiences. He founded BORBA, and continues to use his creative thinking to push the envelopes of skin care as we know it.

Beyond creating groundbreaking approaches to skin care, Scott-Vincent Borba’s passion lies in raising awareness for the needs of troubled children.  He is an active spokesperson for The Covenant House, a non-profit organization that provides food, shelter, counseling and education for youth in need.


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Cellulite
Cellulite
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 03, 2010

Hydrating the skin from the inside out is one key component to preventing or even reversing the signs of cellulite. A great start is to strengthen blood vessels, as well as support the collagen and elastin fibers in the skin. In addition to staying hydrated and drinking enough water, consider supplementing your diet with certain nutrients that are particularly effective in the fight against cellulite such as grape seed extract, glucosamine sulfate and gotu kola.

As ironic as it may sound, another tip to help combat cellulite is to ensure your diet includes an adequate amount of essential fatty acids, or EFAs. Not produced naturally by the body, EFAs must be obtained through the diet. Luckily, they are easy to consume-and tasty! Try cold-water fish such as salmon, trout, and tuna as well as ground flaxseeds, raw nuts, walnut oil, sesame oil, legumes and grape seed oil. EFAs not only build muscle, regulate immune and inflammatory responses, normalize blood pressure and improve brain function, but they also manufacture and repair cell membranes, attracting water back to cells and preventing it from weakening connective tissue.

Coco butter smoothes the skin gently. It will take longer, but over time by using twice a day it’s a better ingredient for a fair skin tone (which will cause less redness and irritation). 


Scott-Vincent Borba Celebrity Esthetician and Make-up Artist.

For over a decade, Scott-Vincent has been a renowned innovator in the beauty category and has worked on such esteemed brands such as Hard Candy Cosmetics, Johnson & Johnson®, P&G/Wella-Sebastian, Shiseido/Joico, and Dr. Murad.
Scott-Vincent helped found E.L.F. Cosmetics with the idea that quality color cosmetics shouldn’t be limited to high-end department stores. Aside from contributing to the monthly blogs, he oversees new product development and leads the brand with head-turning innovation.

A graduate of Santa Clara University, Scott-Vincent received an education in Psychology, Law, Business and Marketing.  Since then, he has succeeded as a high-fashion model, TV personality and became a licensed aesthetician to further his credentials and experiences. He founded BORBA, and continues to use his creative thinking to push the envelopes of skin care as we know it.

Beyond creating groundbreaking approaches to skin care, Scott-Vincent Borba’s passion lies in raising awareness for the needs of troubled children.  He is an active spokesperson for The Covenant House, a non-profit organization that provides food, shelter, counseling and education for youth in need


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