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Our Top Vitamin C Picks

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1. Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu Power CX30 Vitamin C Brightening Serum : Camu Camu Brightening Serum helps to improve collagen production, brighten, smooth, firm, revitalize and improve the appearance of uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles. The Amazonian Camu Camu berry has 30 times the Vitamin C of an orange. This highly concentrated Vitamin C has superior absorption properties due to its low molecular weight allowing it to better penetrate the skin. Powerful antioxidant Camu Camu with Vitamins A, D and E also helps revitalize the look of skin while helping to fight free radical attack.

2. SkinMedica Vitamin C Plus E Complex: This rejuvenating complex formulated with 15% Vitamin C, may help to reduce wrinkles, fine lines and sun spots while fighting the future damaging effects of the sun. A sophisticated delivery system utilizing a water soluble silicon gel, allowing the aqueous form of Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) to be slowly released throughout the day. The lipid soluble form of Vitamin C (Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate) diffuses directly into the skin for antioxidant defense.

3. Jan Marini C-ESTA Serum: Jan Marini Skin Research C-ESTA Serum containing DAE Complex is the culmination of years of intensive medical research that has resulted in the first stabilized form of lipid soluble topically applied Vitamin C in a patented delivery vehicle combined with other essential factors. Studies show C-ESTA containing DAE Complex is able to create conditions in the skin that enable dramatic rejuvenation beyond any technology available. Within a short period of time the skin’s texture will begin to appear smoother and more supple. With continued use, the skin will become measurably firmer, more resilient, and facial contours will appear tighter and more defined. Deeper lines will appear far less pronounced, skin tones will even and the skin will appear noticeably younger and healthier.

4. ARCONA Youth Serum: This powerful anti-aging serum helps to prevent photo-aging, fine lines and loss of elasticity. This daytime treatment neutralizes the damaging effects of UVA/UVB rays, stimulates collagen and elastin growth with Vitamin C-rich L-ascorbic acid and Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate.

5. SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF: Phloretin CF represents a new class of preventive and corrective topical antioxidant treatment. After five years of extensive research, SkinCeuticals developed this patent-pending breakthrough technology combining the newly-discovered, broad-range power of Phloretin with Vitamin C and Ferulic Acid in a biodiverse formulation to divide and conquer sources of damage at every level. Phloretin CF, a broad-spectrum treatment, protects against not only free radicals, but the range of other reactive molecules known to cause damage and DNA mutations among the integral cell types. In addition, it corrects existing damage by stimulating the synthesis of essential proteins and fibers and accelerating cell turnover. The result — a strengthened support structure on the inside and a more youthful, firm, radiant appearance on the outside.

6. PCA SKIN C-Strength 15 Percent with 5 Percent Vitamin E: This stable and effective Vitamin C and E topical treatment minimizes fine lines and wrinkles and strengthens the skin by stimulating the fibroblasts to produce matrix proteins. This anhydrous formulation uses advanced vitamin suspension technology that keeps the 15% L-ascorbic acid protected and completely stable until applied to the skin.


Eczema: Symptoms and Solutions

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30aEczema is a common inflammatory skin condition which is characterized by dryness, flaking, blistering, crusting, swelling, and cracking of the skin. Eczema is typically caused by factors such as skin over-sensitivity, allergies, stress, and genetic factors. Those with asthma are more likely to develop eczema. Typically eczema is treated with a topical corticosteroid cream. Eczema skin types that are prone to infections will often be treated by a mild course of antibiotics. Antihistamines (topical and oral) may often be prescribed for the treatment of eczema as well. Antihistamines reduce swelling thus reducing the irritation and itchiness associated with eczema-prone skin. Eczema can be frustrating and embarrassing, and the doctor route can get costly and is quite unpleasant (why take antibiotics and slather on smelly prescription cream when most eczema outbreaks can be treated by appropriate over the counter products) Here are some great product choices that will help to treat, calm, and prevent eczema outbreaks:

Cleansing: 

Avene Professional Trixera Plus Selectiose Emollient Cleansing Gel effectively combats the 4 symptoms of very dry, atopic skin while cleansing, soothing and protecting the skin.

Toning:

La Roche Posay Thermal Spring Water contains healing properties which help to restore the skin’s barrier while providing antioxidant benefits and removing traces of hard water (which contain heavy minerals that are irritating to the skin). The Thermal Spring Water can be spritzed on throughout the day when your skin craves moisture or feels dry and irritated. The fine mist will not disturb your make up but will make your skin look fresh and hydrated.

Moisture:

Skin prone to eczema can often feel taut and dry no matter how much moisturizer is slathered on. We recommend therapeutic moisturizers with skin-building properties that not only hydrate the skin but also strengthen the skin’s barrier. Using a serum under a cream can be beneficial to drawing moisture deeper into the skin.  The Topix Citrix CRS 15% Serum with Growth Factor is a great serum to use under your cream as it contains Osmotics Cream Extreme Barrier RepairGrowth Factor TGF- beta-1 which can play a significant role in stimulating collagen growth and strong tissue structure. It also contains a bit of vitamin C to provide antioxidant protection. After applying a serum layer a cream for additional hydration. ATOPALM Intensive Moisturizing Cream is a great choice as it helps to restore the skin’s barrier function while soothing and hydrating. If your skin is extremely dry, try using a balm like the Osmotics Cream Extreme Barrier Repair, it looks like butter in the jar, but emulsifies into a fine balm once you warm it up in the palm of your hand. This product will last and last, and a tiny bit goes a long way to restore your skin’s compromised barrier.

 

Exfoliation:

Get rid of dead, flaky skin by exfoliating regularly with a non-irritating enzyme mask. Enzymes eat dead skin cells without compromising your skin’s barrier. The Tracie Martyn Enzyme Exfoliant is a great choice as it contains enzymes as well as skin brighteners and gently resurfaces the skin without irritating.

Body:

If you experience eczema break-outs on your body, we recommend using La Roche Posay body products to address your concerns. The La Roche Posay Lipikar Syndet is an outstanding non-drying foaming body wash that cleanses without irritation and neutralizes drying effects of hard water. The La Roche Posay Lipikar Balm AP is a rich hydrator that soothes the skin while providing dry-skin relief and hydration to last all day.

I hope these suggestions help! While eczema can not be cured you can often easily control it with soothing over-the-counter skin care products. And as always, if your skin condition worsens or becomes intolerant to over-the-counter products, consult your doctor for other treatment alternatives.

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Forget about Cupid, Treat Yourself!

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Be your own Valentine this year and treat yourself to some of our favorite most indulgent products. Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse for self-pampering. Here’s a few of our top choices this Valentine’s Day!

Clarisonic Mia Sonic Cleansing System-Pink is the perfect gift for you! It’s time to think beyond the washcloth and elevate Clarisonic Mia Sonic Cleansing System-Pinkcleansing to a sonic level. Traditional methods of cleansing don’t get your skin as clean as you’d think. Fortunately, the lead inventor of Sonicare discovered a breakthrough in how we cleanse. Clarisonic’s patented sonic technology works with skin’s natural elasticity to gently remove the impurities traditional methods leave behind—cleansing 6X better than your hands alone. In just 60 seconds, the sonic action removes impurities from pores so creams, serums and moisturizers absorb better. And with regular daily use you’ll notice a reduction in dry patches, oily areas and blemishes. Cleaner skin is healthier skin and healthier skin is more radiant and more beautiful.

Baby Quasar Plus-PinkSearching for the fountain of youth? Look no farther, Baby Quasar Plus-Pink is the ultimate anti-aging tool. The Baby Quasar PLUS is 25% more powerful than the original Baby Quasar and is the most advanced anti-wrinkle beauty tool available for home use. The Baby Quasar PLUS is cute, small and portable. However, don’t let the size fool you. Delivering professional-quality results, the Baby Quasar PLUS is the perfect fit for your lifestyle. You will achieve professional medical results while treating your skin only six minutes per day in the privacy of your own home.

Now including C-Factor technology, the Baby Quasar PLUS is the answer to reducing your unwanted periorbital wrinkles. Each Baby Quasar PLUS is hand made in the USA, enclosed in durable aluminum housing and comes standard with a five-year warranty.

Our last indulgent skin care pick is the NuFace Trinity and Wrinkle Reducer-Purple. Known as the 5 minute Face-Lift, this NuFace Trinity and Wrinkle Reducer-Purpleaward winning FDA-cleared device delivers beautiful, unparalleled professional results in an easy to use at-home system. NuFace Trinity features a smart skin sensor and interchangeable attachments to enable a variety of spa-quality therapies. The NuFace Trinity comes standard with the Trinity Facial Trainer Attachment, which is built on the same microcurrent technology that made NuFace Classic the leading handheld facial toning device. With the microcurrent based Trinity Facial Trainer attached, the NuFace Trinity gently and effectively stimulates your skin to improve your appearance.

With the addition of the Wrinkle Reducer Treatment Head for added functionality, the NuFace Trinity will make it even easier to achieve beautiful results in as little as 5 minutes a day. Trinity’s included Microcurrent Facial Trainer attachment easily removes and is interchangeable with the Trinity Wrinkle Reducer treatment head – used to perform photo light therapy treatments to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin texture.

You heard our faves, now we want to know yours! If money was not a factor, what product would you treat yourself to this Valentine’s Day?


Top Gifts for Valentine’s Day

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Spread the love this season with our top Valentine’s Day Gifts.Jurlique Rose Love Balm

1. For a small token of your admiration Jurlique Rose Love Balm moisturizes and soothes dry, sensitive skin. Olive Oil, Safflower Seed Oil and Beeswax keep skin soft, supple, and nourished. Perfect for dry winter lips, cuticles, or even elbows. It’s lightly scented with roses and protects against moisture loss and has antioxidant benefits.

2. For the young and in love or just young at heart Philosophy Love Sweet Love Spray Fragrance is a lively, fruity scent that just makes you feel pretty. It’s reminiscent of that giddy feeling when you first fall head over heels in love.

3. Give the gift of great skin with a Clarisonic Mia 2. Clarisonic’s patented sonic technology works with skin’s natural elasticity to gently remove the impurities traditional methods leave behind—cleansing 6X better than your hands alone. Cleaner skin is healthier skin and healthier skin is more radiant and more beautiful.Clarisonic Mia 2 Sonic Cleansing System - Pink

4. For the man in your life the Art of Shaving Full Size Kit- Sandalwood will leave his skin irresistibly smooth and kissable. The Art of Shaving products are Aromatherapy-based, scented with 100% pure essential oils selected for their therapeutic skin properties and specifically blended for a variety of skin types. The set includes pre-shave oil, shaving cream, after -shave balm, and a shaving brush.

5. For the lady who always looks put together Too Faced Glamour to Go is the perfect gift. Vintage-inspired portable beauty palette is filled with a modern, wearable collection of shades for the eyes, face and lips. Our new Glamour To Go holds eight versatile shadows, one silky lip gloss, a best-selling bronzer and soft, sheer blush.

6. For the ultimate luxury gift look no farther than the Baby Quasar MD Plus. The fountain of youth is one step closer with Baby Quasar’s newest skin care tool. It’s 25% stronger than the original and has new C-Factor technology to help stimulate collagen in the skin.

These gifts have captured our heart and we’re sure you’ll love them too!


Winter Skin Doldrums

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Winter Skin DoldrumsHave the dry, frigid winter months left your skin parched and lackluster? There’s no need to fret, your skin is just in the need of some tender loving care! The buildup of dry, dead skin cells is caused by lack of exfoliation, which leads to dull, congested skin. June Jacobs Perfect Pumpkin Peeling Enzyme Masque may be the solution to your skincare woes! This pumpkin masque utilizes active fruit enzymes to attack dead skin cells and impurities. Pumpkin is rich in antioxidants and vitamin A, which helps repair and protect your skin. A quick ten minute mask once to twice a week leaves your skin vibrant and silky smooth!

Harsh cold climates can also jeopardize sensitive skin causing redness, itching, and irritation. The skin’s natural barrier function can become weak and off kilter. ATOPALM Intensive Moisturizing Cream works wonders to repair and restore your skin’s natural lipid barrier. The cream soothes and protects, while aiding the skin to repair and renew itself. ATOPALM Intensive Moisturizing Cream is a great weapon to keep handy in your skincare arsenal. It is a perfect remedy for a variety of ailments including post cosmetic procedures, microdermabrasion, facial peels, laser treatments, rosacea, eczema, rashes, and insect bites.

The warm sunny days of spring may be weeks away, but with the a little TLC winter doldrums will quickly vanish, along with your dry, rough skin!

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Personal Microderm Tool Kit

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When someone has dehydrated, pigmented skin they usually gravitate towards a cream to fix their dry skin woes. And it’s only natural, since moisturizing creams have been around for decades. Exfoliation, on another hand, has increased in popularity in recent years. Any aesthetician knows that if you are looking to make your skin look brighter, smoother and less pigmented then you should exfoliate!

Microdermabrasion sloughs off dead skin cells, induces faster skin cell regeneration and increases blood flow which helps to increase collagen production.

The Personal Microderm Tool is an amazing device that uses gritty disk attachments and vacuum suction to remove a thin layer of dead skin cells. This easy to use device is safe and comfortable for at-home use, so you don’t have to wait at the doctor’s office or shell out big bucks to get professional microdermabrasion results.

After your first PMD session you’ll notice that your skin looks brighter, more even toned, and much smoother. You will also notice that expression lines and enlarged pores are much less visible. Pigmentation and skin discoloration will also be less noticeable, and with continued use sun spots and freckles will become lighter and less prominent. If you have acne or mild burn scars the PMD will also lessen their appearance, depth, and severity.

You can find this amazing product at SkinStore.com!

 


Topix Replenix Green Tea Antioxidant Moisturizing Lotion [GIVEAWAY]

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The deep freeze of winter has set in and as a result your skin can often become dehydrated. To help prevent moisture loss and protect against the elements we suggest using Replenix Green Tea Antioxidant Moisturizing Lotion. This silky, fast absorbing daily face and body lotion helps to restore and maintain a healthy skin barrier while protecting against moisture loss. It’s specifically formulated to deliver a blend of nourishing, protective antioxidants, along with emollients to help smooth dry, often irritated skin.

This luxurious moisturizer soothes and protects the skin while reducing itching and redness. This formula is designed for all skin types even the most sensitive. The lotion is non-comedogenic, non-irritating and is free of preservatives, oil, alcohol and fragrances.

Key Ingredients:

-Lipids (Ceramide 2, Sterols) – Repair the natural moisture barrier and provide healing benefits to the skin.

-Green Tea Polyphenols, Caffeine and Resveratrol – Potent triple antioxidant blend to minimize the appearance of free radical induced damage as well as nourish and soothe the skin.

-Bisabolol (the active ingredient of chamomile) – Soothes and restores the elasticity and suppleness of the skin.

-Hyaluronic Acid, Glycerin, Yucca Polysaccharides – Replenishes and restores skin’s hydration balance.

-Squalane – Softens dry, irritated skin.

 

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New Year, New Look!

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Too Faced the Return of Sexy2014 is here and many of us are looking for a fresh new start! Too Faced the Return of Sexy is the perfect eye shadow palette to get your new look rolling! This eye palette has everything you need to create limitless looks all year long. With 15 stunning eye colors, a full size waterproof liner and deluxe size shadow primer and 3 signature how to Glamour Guides you’ll surely be inspired! Whether you’re looking for the perfect smokey eye for a fun night out or an office friendly day look this palette has got you covered!


New Year’s Resolutions for 2014? We Can Help!

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Is this the year you vow to eat right, exercise, take care of your skin? We may not have all the answers for you, but we can certainly help with key products that will get you on your way to your New Year’s resolutions!

So you want to eat right? At SkinStore.com we have a large assortment of supplements to help you with everything from aging skin to weight management from all of your favorite brands like Perricone MD, Pure Inventions, Thalgo and many more!

How about more exercise? You’ve been working out and feel that you need to kick it up a notch because you are just not seeing the result you want, sound familiar? Never fear SkinStore is here with some fine tools to get your bum in shape. The Wellbox Lipomassage Machine is one of our more popular cellulite and anti-aging tools available. In the privacy of your home, you can use the Wellbox improve the appearance of cellulite and re-contour your skin.  We also carry a wonderful new body buffer by BelleCore called the HoneyBelle BodyBuffer kit and the babyBelle BodyBuffer. Your skin will be as smooth as a baby’s bum!

Ah, skin care! It’s easy to find result driven products at SkinStore to help you take great care of your skin in 2014. We offer a wide selection of skin care tools ranging from light treatments, to micro currents, microdermabrasion and everything in between. A few of our staff “must haves” include the Baby Quasar MD, NuFace Trinity Device and the Personal Microderm Tool Kit. These easy to use tools offer different benefits from anti-aging to gentle resurfacing of your skin. With a few new additions to your skin care routine, you’ll be on your way to a new you in no time at all!


Quick Tip: Looking For A Gift?

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SkinStore eGift CertificateWe know that finding the right gift can be very challenging. As the gift giver you just don’t know if your friend (or love) would rather have a fragrance, skin care, a new beauty tool or oh-my-gosh…just about anything! Take the stress out of the equation and give the perfect gift – a gift certificate from SkinStore.com! The gift certificates are in denominations of $15, $25, $50, $75, $150, $200. Make gift giving easy, just click!

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