Wonder Product: LIFTLAB Lift & Fix High Potency Solution

Whenever a new skincare product lands in Birchbox Contentland, the first thing we do is look at the label. Thanks to lots of research (and Lorelei’s dog-eared copy of Milady’s Skin Care and Cosmetics Ingredients Dictionary), my team has become pretty geeky about ingredients and delivery systems. Lately, most of our nerdy attention is being directed at LIFTLAB Lift & Fix High Potency Solution, a serum that is so advanced, it deserves its own product category.

LIFTLAB was founded by Elliot Entis, a biotech engineer, and its products are all based around Cell Protection Proteins, which were discovered in the ‘50s in the Arctic. These special proteins (CPP for short) are what Arctic plants, animals, insects, and fish use to protect themselves from the extreme weather. Entis and his lab found a way to adapt CPP to be used in skincare, which means good things for your complexion. LIFTLAB’s Lift & Fix High Potency Solution is an ultra-lightweight serum that helps protect skin against environmental damage and premature aging using CPPs, arnica extract, aquafill, and other ingredients. It’s extremely concentrated, so it’s less about hydration and more about pushing as many active ingredients into your skin as possible. Used regularly, it helps reduce redness and hyperpigmentation and gives skin a line-free, fresh look.


Learn more about CPPs and other ingredient phenoms in our roundup of beauty breakthroughs.

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LIFTLAB puffy eye treatment / Estée Lauder estee lauder facial cleanser / Face care / Shiseido face cleanser / The Refinery exfoliating face wash, $30 / Bobbi brown cosmetic / Black hat / Tory Burch tech accessory / ASOS ring / Gathering Eye triangle ring, $4.30 / H M shirts blouse, $9.49 / Korres makeup primer / Tromborg mineral powder brush, $57 / Blue jeans / Converse sneaker, $105 / Rosenthal vase, $81 / pill towels.
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Maison Martin Margiela perfume fragrance / Narciso Rodriguez pink perfume, $125 / LIFTLAB puffy eye treatment / Estée Lauder estee lauder face cleanser / Philosophy lip care / Sephora Collection lip care / Philosophy body cleanser / Bath body product / Beauty product / Christian Dior nail polish / OPI nail polish, $25 / Stila beauty product / Essie nail polish, $16 / Topshop embroidered beanie hat / Maison Martin Margiela office accessory / iPhone / Chen Chen & Kai Williams Avocado Planter / Great Impressions Vines Stamps

Active cancellation technology for people with hand tremor.

Passionné de photo, de technologie, d'objets connectés, de service … je pourrais regretter de ne pas l'avoir imaginé, mais je suis vraiment content, d'autres l'ont fait.

Reproduire le système de stabilisation optique des appareils photos (déplacement de l'optique à contre-sens des tremblements de l'utilisateur) pour aider les malades de Parkinson notamment, à manger.

Ce qui est d'autant plus aisé que si l'on sait le faire en miniature (iPhone 6 -et autres- : stabilisation optique), c'est faisable en plus grand.

Sans compter que la connectivité permet de remonter des “statistiques” d'usage.

Je m'émerveille quand la technologie, simple, rend service à des personnes qui en ont besoin tout bêtement.

Google: don’t be evil -> so please, don’t spoil it


  11.27.2012   |   TANYA SHARMA    |   LEAVE A COMMENT



This holiday season, pamper her with products that truly treat her skin with the TLC it deserves. Take a peek at these essential skin-care sets, perfect for a variety of skin types and concerns.

From luxury French brand Melvita, the Nectar de Roses gift set ($45) contains an array of the label’s most luxurious rose products, including Rose Nectar, a delicate cream infused with wild rose petal extract and rose hip oil that kisses cheeks with a light and natural flush; Rose shower gel, a moisturizing blend of rose seed milk, rose floral water and rosehip seed oil; and Rose hand cream, enriched with extracts of wild rose petal, rose floral water and rose seed milk to leave hands baby soft (so essential during a brutal winter).

LIFTLAB, an authoritative anti-aging company, uses its Cell Protection Protein as the key ingredient in its products. This naturally occurring protein is known to strengthen cell membranes and protect the skin from harsh external elements. The Holiday Travel Special ($195) is a limited edition set packaged in a chic travel clutch by Fleabags LLC. Inside are two LIFTLAB skin treatments: softening PURIFY & CLARIFY Daily Cleanser & Detox Mask and wrinkle-busting LIFT & FIRM Eye Cream.

For skin that requires exceptional care and attention, SOS 27 ($120) from Cosmetics 27 may be just the thing. The anti-aging brand uses bio-extracts of Cenetella Asiatica in its products, which help to regenerate skin cells and rebalance the skin to leave it smoother, softer and overall healthier. SOS 27 contains petite sizes of CLEANSER 27, a luxurious cleansing balm that sloughs dead skin as it cleans; ESSENCE 27, a serum that relaxes tired skin; and BAUME 27, an anti-aging powerhouse that softens and repairs skin.

Women who appreciate sweet, playful scents will love the absolutely delightful güd Natural Body Butters ($11.99). Not only do they smell amazing, they’re also free of parabens, petrochemicals and phthalates and don’t perform animal testing. The cream drenches skin in hydrating shea butter and sinks right in, leaving it smooth and never greasy. Scents include Floral Cherrynova, Orange Petalooza, Vanilla Flame and Pearanormal Activity.

Ask anyone who routinely checks the mirror to blot those unsightly oil slicks: blotting papers come in very handy. The Boscia Fashionably Matte set ($22) contains two packages of the brand’s beloved oil blotting linens, each made of pure natural leaf fibers from the Abaca tree plant. In addition to the packages of 100 count green tea sheets and fresh sheets, a linen holder etched with an artful Japanese cherry blossom print is also included. Perfect for on-the-go touchups and ideal to slip inside a purse or desk drawer.

Korean beauty brand Dr. Jart+ is considered the purveyor of the ultimate BB cream, which quickly became one of the most hyped skin care products of the year. Women loyal to the brand or those looking to try it out for the first time will love The Original BB Cream set ($34), which includes four .5 ounce tubes of Renewalist BB Beauty Cream SPF 40, Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm SPF 25, Water Fuse BB Beauty Balm SPF 25 and Premium BB Beauty Balm SPF 45.

A perfect pout sets the tone for plenty of merry mistletoe moments! The Sara Happ Red Velvet and Lip Slip gift set($40) includes the limited edition red velvet Lip Scrub and a jar of Happ’s beloved Lip Slip. The scrub is heavenly scented and infused with ultra-hydrating kukui nut, sweet almond and macadamia oils, which leave lips extra soft, while the luxurious Lip Slip balm transforms lips from merely soft to downright supple.


For most of us, our skin regimen cannot afford to take a vacation when we do. If you’re traveling, bring these airplane-OK’ed skincare products with you to ensure that your skin will be glowing, no matter which timezone you’re in.

J’Ai Antioxidant Pads - Bring a few of these gentle antioxidant pads around with you to hydrate your skin when you’re in need of a little pick-me-up. J’Ai herself uses these pads on her celebrity clients when they are filming. The pads also act as a makeup remover while moisturizing the skin.

LiftLab Travel Kit - This kit by LiftLab contains only TSA-approved products, so store them in your carry-on on your next trip! All of the products feature anti-aging qualities while repairing skin imperfections.

Talika Eye Therapy - These reusable eye patches stimulate the skin around your eyes to create a younger, more radiant appearance. The brand promises that you will see a reduction in eye wrinkles in just half an hour, while simultaneously reducing dark circles and puffiness.

Votre Vu Duette - This duo is essential for those who get dry hands or chapped lips…basically everyone. The lip balm contains coconut oil, sheer butter and beeswax so lips will be silky smooth. The hand creme - with a light scent of almond and coconut - will leave hands soft to the touch.

Billy Jealousy Travel Kit - Men’s grooming products are taking over and one of our favorite men’s lines is Billy Jealousy. Pick up Wanderlust, the brand’s travel kit, for yourself or a guy in your life. The set includes body wash, shampoo, facial cleanser, shaving cream and hair gel.

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I had a fabulous time at the 4th Annual Two Point Oh! LA picnic (and first pool party!) Sunday at Icis Living.  What a great spread of brands including Sole Society, Lulu’s, Jouer Cosmetics, Thursday Friday, Pati Dubroff, Liftlab, Capwell & Co, Chilli Beans Sunglasses and Glytone.  I can’t wait to try out all the gifts!  Stay tuned for reviews.  

ps:  I am completely obsessed with Jouer Matte Moisture Tint. It’s an everyday staple for me.  If you only wear one thing every day, this should be it!

Gym Bag: You've Got Male

Once a week, Birchbox’s resident Yoga and men’s product expert, Eric, will gives us girls some insight into his world in You’ve Got Male. Whether he’s giving his expertise on skincare (boys need advice, too!) or highlighting his new favorite grooming trend, this guy has got taste—so we’re lucky he’s on staff and willing to share.

Some of my days start super-early with a morning workout and end late with dinner and drinks with friends. Meaning? Meaning that I have to lug my gym bag around with me all day. Therefore, I always try to keep what I’m carrying as light as possible and I’m very strategic about what grooming products I bring along. To give you an idea of how I cut down on bulk, here’s a peek inside my gym bag.

Anthony Logistics Glycolic Facial Cleanser: Since it’s really hard to know how your skin will be behaving on any given morning, it’s important to take a cleanser that can do it all. This creamy formula gently exfoliates, lightens discoloration, and doesn’t dry out my skin.

Lift Lab Lift & Fix: I fell in love with this when the creator of the brand, Elliot Entis, sent it to me a few months ago. I use it as an all-around moisturizer. The formula is really light, so it’s the perfect thing to apply when you’re overheated from the gym. What’s especially cool about it is that it uses a special protein that protects skin and reverses the signs of past damage. Fun tip from Elliot: Mix it with your shave cream for a super-close shave!

Korres Body Butter in Guava: One thing I really hate about the gym is the sub-par body lotion that they provide in the locker room. We all know I’m a huge fan of Korres, one of the reasons being I adore their Body Butters. Because they are rich, I don’t have to use much and they add a little touch of luxury to my post-workout routine. 


If you like the cleanser recommendation, check out the Anthony Logistics Shave Cream.

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