Spring Skincare Advice

Spring Skincare Advice:

While it might not look it because of the string of snowstorms hitting the Northeast, it’s technically spring!  That means it’s time to change up your skincare routine.  We’ve got some quick tips to help you freshen up your skin for spring.

  1. Exfoliate.  Whether using a washcloth, a special sponge or brush, or our Retinol Facial Cleansing Lotion with AHA, you want to get rid of those excess skin cells that can stand in the way of your bright spring look.  Using our Retinol Facial Cleansing Lotion with AHA just twice a week can really help to remove those dead skin cells and let your fresh youthful skin shine through.
  2. Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen.  It may be cool outside, but the sun’s rays are still shining through.  Because it’s still mild, you might not realize how strong the sun is shining, but trust that it’s there.  Sunburn is still a real possibility, especially since you’ll be outside more and more.  Our Retinol Ultra Skin Care Crème – Day Defense can help provide some protection from the harmful rays of the sun.  It will never replace your full strength sunscreen, so we still recommend that you wear an SPF of 30 or higher whenever you’re going to be exposed to the sun for an extended period of time.
  3. Use an Eye Cream.  Since the sun is becoming stronger, you may have a tendency to squint more.  To combat those fine lines and wrinkles that can begin to form around the eyes, use our Retinol Correcting Eye Crème.  Vitamin K and Mulberry extract help tighten the skin around the eyes, while the brightening effect of the crème can help minimize the appearance of dark circles.

Do you change your skincare routine when the seasons change?  Let us know how in the comments below.

You may notice our upcoming advertisements in several national magazines –  make sure to let us know that you saw us!

As always, thanks for your business.  It’s our 35th year at E. Burnham, and we could not have done it without you!

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Maxine’s Story

IMG_3677We at E. Burnham Cosmetics lost a very special person November last year, Maxine, the founder’s wife. She was trained as a commercial artist and was the source of talent and creativity for the business for over 40 years. Dating back to the earliest days with the Windmill Natural Vitamin company when she designed the label using a Windmill as the “natural source of energy”. Later years she helped her husband with marketing ideas and creative pieces along with the new product development concepts.

To honor this special woman’s legacy, we have created a special collection of her favorite products, she used these daily to address the signs of aging. You can see additional pictures of this beautiful woman on our new department page dedicated strictly to her called Maxine’s Favorites.

As her daughter I am honored to present her favorite products to you. I will always remember her delight each and every time I showed her a new creative piece to advertise our products. She had such a eye for detail and was very devoted to our business and her family.

Visit Maxine’s Favorites and take a look at some of her favorite products. She was a daily user of products such as our Retinol Ultra Skin Care Crème, as well as our Retinol Neck and Décolleté Firming Crème.

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Holiday Sale Is Here – Don’t Be Scared!


Don’t be scared- our sale on all your favorites has finally been announced!

We’ve got a great offer for you this season: Order $50 or more of our products and take a $10 discount (Coupon code 10off50).  Or, take $15 off a $75 order (Coupon code 15off75).  OR, take $25 off a $125 order (Coupon code 25off125). The more you buy, the more you save!

Choose your favorites from any of our products: Retinol Ultra Rich Night Crème, Retinol Vitamin C Face Serum, Retinol Correcting Eye Crème, or even Lip Session.  Then just enter the applicable coupon code – 10off50, 15off75, or 25off125 Don’t forget that we offer FREE SHIPPING on orders over $85.

Offer valid through January 31.  Not valid on Club shipments or orders already shipped.

We thank you for your support, and are grateful for your business.

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Columbus Day sale card with ship. Vector illustration.In celebration of the Columbus Day Holiday, our gift to you is a $5 discount on any order of $25 or more! Simply enter coupon code “BUSDAY” on the shopping cart page of our website to apply this sale.

Choose your favorites from any of our products: Retinol Ultra Rich Night Crème, Retinol Vitamin C Face Serum, Retinol Correcting Eye Crème, or even Lip Session. Then just enter the coupon code “BUSDAY.” Don’t forget that we offer FREE SHIPPING on orders over $85 – No separate coupon code required for this offer.

Offer valid through Monday October 9. Not valid on Club shipments, orders already shipped.

Did you know?

Celebrated on the second Monday in October, Columbus Day honors the voyage of Christopher Columbus in 1492.  The 1893 Chicago World’s Fair was renamed the World’s Columbian Exposition in honor of the 400th anniversary of Columbus’s arrival in the New World. Many Italian-Americans also observe the day as a celebration of their heritage and culture.

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Labor Day Sale 2017

LaborDay17HomePageIn celebration of the Labor Day holiday, we have a very special offer for you: all orders qualify for discounted $1.99 shipping! In addition, for orders over $20 enter coupon code LDAY17 at the top of the checkout page, and we’ll include a jar of our national favorite Original Lip Session for free!  This coupon code also gives you free shipping if your merchandise totals over $85.
Did you know?

Observed on the first Monday in September, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894.  The holiday itself evolved over a period of years.  19th century America already had a tradition of rallying people in support of labor issues, normally through parades or picnics.  Most historians agree that a parade of unions and massive picnic that took place in New York City on Sept. 5, 1882 was pivotal to the creation of the Labor Day holiday.The legalized celebration of Labor Day began as individual state celebrations. In 1887, New York, New Jersey and Colorado were among the first states to approve state legal holidays.  Legislation was approved in 1894 to denote the first Monday in September as Labor Day.

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Solar Eclipse 2017

Eclipse Free Shipping Sale On Monday, August 21, 2017, the United States will be treated to a solar eclipse, stretching from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina.  Those in the direct path (about 70 miles wide) will experience the moon … Continue reading

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day commemorates Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.  It also celebrates Irish culture in general, and as it typically falls during Lent, restrictions on food and drinking were lifted for the day.  We can only assume that this may have something to do with the tradition of alcohol consumption!

Celebrations usually involve parades and festivals, but interestingly enough, they were more common outside of Ireland than within.  Only during the latter half of the 20th century has Ireland begun to celebrate the day in earnest.  You’ll usually see more use of the Irish language around St. Patrick’s Day, and in fact, Ireland uses the weeks leading up to the holiday as ‘Irish Language Week.

Since the 1600’s, it’s been traditional to wear green and/or shamrocks on St. Patrick’s Day.  It’s been said that he used the three-leaved shamrock to explain the holy trinity to the pagans of Ireland.  Three was a significant number to the pagans, so he may have used that as a way to assist in his evangelizing efforts.

Funny enough, it wasn’t until 1903 that the Irish officially recognized March 17 as a holiday.  While it’s not an official holiday here in the U.S., in some places it might as well be.  Here in Chicago, we celebrate with no fewer than three parades, and by dyeing the Chicago river green.

At E. Burnham Cosmetics, we’re celebrating by offering a special Retinol Day Crème/Night Crème .5 Oz. Travel Kit.  Retail value is $32 when purchased separately; we’re offering it for just $17 this St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

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Retinol w/Sunscreen Name & Label Change

New name and label for our Retinol Ultra Skin Care Crème w/Sunscreen

We are writing to share with you some upcoming changes to our products. We value your opinion, and want to let you know that we take them to heart.  Many customers have commented that the size of the type on our label is too small to read.  We also realize that several of our products use the same jar and cap making it difficult to distinguish between the products.

So, we want to let you know that as we comply with increased regulations of labels on cosmetic products, we have made the design changes that you asked for.  We have increased the size of the font to make our label on this product easier to read and added a design change to make it easier to distinguish from other products.

The new name of our Retinol Ultra Skin Care Crème with Sun Protection will be Retinol Ultra Skin Care Crème – Day Defense.  There is no change to the formula or to the product.  It will take us some time to change our catalogs and marketing materials, so you may continue to see Retinol Ultra Skin Care Crème with Sun Protection, but rest assured that the crème inside the jar remains exactly the same as you have enjoyed for years.

The new name reflects that our product continues to defend against the environment we live in, which is crucial in maintaining the health of our skin.  Numerous studies have indicated that pollutants can cause various reactions in our skin and the way it repairs itself. Consider our weather, the harsh winters and dry hot summers in some parts of our country, truly there are environmental issues all year long. A well known culprit is overexposure to the sun. Our Retinol Ultra Skin Care Crème – Day Defense (formerly Retinol Ultra Skin Care Crème with Sun Protection) continues to have sun protection properties, but with an SPF under 6.  That’s why we continue to recommend a sun screen product with an SPF of 30 or greater for extended sun exposure.

At E. Burnham we believe your best defense against the environment is being diligent with your skin care products. Our specially formulated cleansers, toner and most importantly day and night moisturizers, can make a noticeable difference in the overall health and appearance of your skin.  Of course as loyal customers you already know this, and we thank you for sharing your beauty secret.

This product is currently in production, and we expect it to be ready to ship approximately March 29th.  Thank you for your patience as we work to get this product ready for launch.

Thank you, we are grateful for your business.

Nancy Kittle, President and Daughter of the Founder

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President’s Day Did you know?

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The federal holiday Washington’s Birthday honors the accomplishments of George Washington, known as “The Father of his Country”. Celebrated for his leadership in the founding of the nation, he was the unanimous choice to become the first President; he was seen as a unifying force for the new republic.

Originally enacted by Congress in 1879 to celebrate the birth of our first President, the Washington’s Birthday holiday was observed on February 22.  As early as the 1950s there was a push to also recognize Abraham Lincoln’s birthday on February 11, and to create a President’s Day holiday on March 4, the original inauguration day.  Many felt that was too many holidays in a short span, so the proposal was never voted on.

The Uniform Monday Holiday Act moved the observance of Washington’s Birthday to the third Monday of February, but did not address Lincoln’s birthday.  The revised third Monday holiday placed it between Washington’s and Lincoln’s birthdays on the calendar, but the official Federal holiday is still called Washington’s Birthday.

Some states began observing Presidents Day on March 4, but there is no Federal holiday called “Presidents Day.”  In fact, while many states and government entities are closed for the holiday, fewer and fewer businesses are closing in observance.

In our case, this works to your advantage!  We’re honoring the day by offering FREE SHIPPING on all online orders placed now through Midnight on Monday February 20, 2017.

Thank you for your loyal business, we are grateful!  Please visit us at www.eburnham.com.

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Five Easy Steps To Younger Looking Skin

E. Burnham Cosmetics recommends a weekly “At Home Facial ”

Younger looking, pampered, well cared for skin in just 5 easy steps using our Retinol “At Home Facial“ kit. There is no better way to care for and protect your skin than with a facial. The purpose of a facial is to cleanse, tone, refresh and moisturize skin. Regular facials are absolutely essential for protecting and maintaining younger looking, healthy skin.

Remember, skin that is well cared for is better equipped to defend against the signs of aging.


Step 1:  Cleanse and exfoliate – Thoroughly cleanse and exfoliate skin to remove the dead surface layer of facial skin.

Normal /Combination skin – Retinol Facial Cleansing Lotion with AHA

Moisten hands and face. Pour cleansing lotion into palm of hands and work into lather. Massage lather onto damp face, using upward and outward motion. Take special care to avoid the eye contour area. Rinse face thoroughly with lukewarm water. Pat dry.

Dry/Sensitive Skin – Retinol Cleansing Milk Lotion with Natural Herbs

Liberally apply cleansing lotion to face. Next, place palms of hands over entire face. Maintain contact for several seconds and then briskly lift hand from face. This action creates a section effect and  mifts make-up and impurities without irritating skin. Repeat this suction action 5-6 times. Rinse skin thoroughly with lukewarm water. Pat dry.

Step 2: Deep Pore Cleansing – Remove any impurities and congestion imbedded in pores.

All Skin Types – Retinol Deep Pore Cleansing Masque

Using finger tips, apply masque to thoroughly cleansed face, neck and throat areas. Carefully, avoid areas around the eyes, hairline and lips. Allow masque to dry for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. Pat dry.

Step 3: Facial Mask – Reduce the appearance of large pores, refine texture, nourish and purify the skin.

All Skin Types – Retinol Ultra Pore Minimizer

Smooth pore minimize, in an even layer, over dry face. Avoid eye contour area. Pore minimize will dry to a mask like finish. Leave on until completely dry (about 15 minutes). Splash rinse with lukewarm water. Using a very wet cloth, gently remove balance of mask. Splash rinse again. Pat dry.

Step 4: Toner – Stabilize skin and makes the skin more receptive to moisturizer.

All Skin Types – Retinol Facial Toner (Alcohol Free)

Saturate cotton pads with toning lotion. Apply to face, neck and throat areas using upward and outward motion. Soothing, refreshing effects are felt at once.

Step 5: Moisturizer – Protect, nourish and defend your skin against the signs of aging.

All Skin Types – Retinol Ultra Skin Care Crème

Apply crème liberally to face. Gently massage crème into skin using upward and outward motion. Lift the skin, allowing it to absorb the nutrient rich ingredients.


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