The Secret To My Great Hair – My Mane Event with Pantene Recap & Giveaway

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I’ve got great hair! I used to say that it’s because I’m a Leo and Leo’s are known for their manes. But the truth of the matter is I’ve been using Pantene FOREVER. I mean for as long as I can remember I’ve been using Pantene products. So clearly I owe my amazing, shiny, healthy, luscious locks to them.

 

So when I was invited by MomTrends to attend a Pantene party I jumped at the chance. One because MomTrends throws the BEST parties and two because I am a walking talking Pantene girl.

 

The party started off in style as it always does with MomTrends and Pantene is all about style. I was picked up at my Jersey home by a car service and brought into the city to MPE Penthouse (they had the most amazing view of the city).

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The night started off with cocktails, appetizers and catching up with blogger friends.

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The “mane” event however, was the doctor behind the new AgeDefy and Advanced+ Keratin Repair  line for Pantene. Dr. Jeni Thomas, Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry and P&G’s Beauty and Grooming Principal Scientist, who works on researching the areas of the scalp and hair.

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Prior to the event, Pantene had sent all attendees products from their new Age Devy line. Which of course I loved. I’ve been using the Keratin shampoo and conditioner they sent as my hair is fairly straight (sometimes I get a little wave in it). Everyone loves Pantene for the smell but Pantene makes my hair super shiny and healthy. It really is for hair so healthy it shines.

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I learned a ton from Dr. Jeni that night including that she works alongside the Olay folks (after all they are both P&G brands) in regards to aging hair and skin. She talked breakage, greys, frizz and more. I even had some one-on-one time with Dr. Jeni and I told her how I noticed my scalp has changed once I hit 30. That I don’t know if it’s truly dandruff I occasionally get versus dry scalp. She said often times when it comes and goes it can be stress related. Interesting! She suggested that I continue to switch between a dandruff shampoo and a regular shampoo.

 

This of course made me bring up the Pantene Anti-Dandruff shampoo that was discontinued. I had been using that for a while, and then it was discontinued. Last summer I was thrilled when on the Pantene Facebook page we got to vote for what retired item we wanted back and then learned that they all came back. Unfortunately I couldn’t locate the anti-dandruff shampoo anywhere. I mentioned it to Dr. Jeni who introduced me to the nice PR folks and wouldn’t you know…. A week after the event I got a package in the mail. A years’ worth of Pantene Anti-Dandruff shampoo!!!!!! You have no idea how excited I was. Now I can switch between that and the Keratin I love so much also.

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There were stylists on hand to create some fun looks with the new line. I opted for beachy waves.

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The Echo Design group was there also teaching bloggers how to tie scarves in a multitude of ways. Plus we got one in our swag bag. Yippee!

 

As you can tell I had a blast that night! And now I’m giving you the opportunity to win some fab Pantene swag for yourself so that you can also have super luscious locks.

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*Disclosure – I was not required to write this post. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.

Celebrate Cyber Monday with DermaLastyl

It’s Cyber Monday and I wanted to tell you about one of my absolute favorite new brands… DermaLastylâ„¢. I’ve been using their line for over a month now and love the results. My personal faves are the face scrub and the moisturizer. It’s a great alternative to Botox as it contains Elastatropin®. DermaLastylâ„¢ is the only skin care product that contains Elastatropin®, real human elastin synthesized in a Biotechnology laboratory. Elastin is a vital part of the skin and provides its smooth, youthful appearance, however elastin is lost as we age and wrinkles and loose skin appear as a result. DermaLastyl supplements elastin in the skin’s surface, reduces the appearance of existing wrinkles and helps the onset of new wrinkles.

 

“Like” DermaLastylâ„¢ on Facebook HERE to get the deets on their Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale. Rumor is the sale will be extended til December 15th, but you have to “Like” them for the details. Also, the first 100 fans will be entered to win a full size product of their choice. Trust me this is a deal you don’t want to miss this season.

 

More about DermaLastyl:

DermaLastyl with Elastatropin has been Clinically Proven by noted anti-aging physician Dr. Steven Lamm in large scale Cinical Trials in New York City. More than 80% of the volunteers in this study experienced a significant reduction in the appearance of lines and wrinkles over a 12 week period. Dr. Lamm recommends DermaLastyl to all of his patients, both men and women.

 

More about Elastatropin®

Using a complex chain of 600 amino acids in a patented molecular delivery system, our synthesized form of elastin, Elastatropin®
restores elastic properties to the skin. Amino acids enable Elastatropinâ„¢, to penetrate the deepest parts of the epidermis where it converts into elastin and integrates itself with existing elastin and other proteins. This process expands the flexible backbone of the skin, effectively reducing the appearance of existing lines while preventing the onset of new wrinkles and diminishing the signs of aging.

 

The discovery of Elastatropinâ„¢ and its effectiveness in fighting wrinkles introduces a comfortable, casual alternative to traditional
age-defying procedures and ineffective creams and skincare products.

 

Additional Ingredients

 

Matrixyl – 3000® is a combination of matrikines including Palmitoyl Oligopeptide and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide – 7, Matrixyl 3000® promotes collagen production while stimulating fibroblast cells in the skin, enabling them to significantly reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Although fibroblasts never completely lose their ability to create more collagen, the levels dwindle with age and the skin dries
out and wrinkles.

 

In clinical trials, Matrixyl® 3000, a key ingredient in DermaLastyl®, achieved:

 

33% decrease in wrinkle density

23% decrease in the volume of wrinkles

20% decrease in the depth of wrinkles

 

Argireline® is a unique new peptide, called Acetyl Hexapeptide-3, that both reduces existing facial wrinkles and is effective against the development of new wrinkles. Studies with human volunteers show that argireline delivers superior anti-wrinkle results, with the severity of wrinkles around the eyes decreased up to 17% after 15 days of treatment and up to 27% after 30 days of treatment. This represents a breakthrough in cosmetic science because of its remarkable speed in anti-wrinkle activity.

 

Argireline® also decreases the depth of facial wrinkles caused by the contraction of muscles from facial expressions, especially near
the eyes and on the forehead. Botox® targets the same wrinkles, but Argireline® is safer and less expensive.

 

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a complex carbohydrate that is distributed widely throughout the body in connective, epithelial, and neural tissues. One of the chief components of the Extracellular Matrix, HA contributes significantly to cell proliferation and migration, and is a unique moisturizing agent because of its ability to retain water more effectively than any other natural substance. By using one of the
highest concentration of HA of any skin care product on the market, Dermalastyl provides enhanced moisturizing effects and increases smoothness, softening and elasticity while decreasing facial wrinkles.

 

ProliSelâ„¢ Only Dermalastyl branded products contain ProliSelâ„¢, a formulation that acts as both an antioxidant and anti-carcinogen.

 

ProliSelâ„¢ contains a biologically active form of selenium that is extremely effective in preventing oxidation of the skin. Additionally,
ProliSelâ„¢ contains other skincare ingredients to slow down the process of aging by protecting against the effects of photooxidation and photodamage. Only DermaLastyl contains the unique combination of Oxidation Protective compounds found in ProliSelâ„¢.