Rosacea is a skin disorder that is estimated to affect over 16 million Americans, although many of them go undiagnosed and untreated. Our mission for the month of April is to bring more awareness to this condition and educate consumers on how to best treat their skin.
Rosacea is commonly characterized by a red blotchy complexion on the nose, cheeks, and chin, easily inflamed irritated skin, small visible blood vessels and acne like bumps or pustules. The severity of this condition varies and it is often triggered by sun exposure, stress, hot weather, alcohol and spicy foods.
Although there is no cure for Rosacea we can effectively manage the symptoms and treat the condition with topical creams to reduce the appearance. We have gathered a list of our favorite products to help address the signs of Rosacea.
Pevonia RS2 Care Cream: Apply this try-phase homogenized RS2 Care Cream with UV protection daily to reveal a visibly calmed, soothed and completely decongested complexion. Formulated with Green Tea, Licorice and Chamomile, this uniquely textured cream provides your skin vaso-constricting, repairing and hydrating benefits.
Avene Thermal Spring Water: Avene Thermal Spring Water features a unique composition which soothes, softens and restores skin’s natural balance. Clinically proven by over 300 studies to calm, soothe and soften the skin and restores skin’s natural balance. It has been used since 1743 in Avene’s Hydrotherapy Center to treat serious dermatological conditions such as atopic dermatitis, rosacea, psoriasis and eczema.
iS Clinical Pro-Heal Serum Advance Plus: This advanced serum combines Vitamin C, Olive Leaf Extract, Vitamin E and Vitamin A for excellent antioxidant and healing properties. This serum is excellent for treating rosacea, cystic acne, insect bites and some forms of dermatitis.
SkinMedica Redness Relief CalmPlex: Dealing with visibly red skin can be frustrating. SkinMedica understands and is proud to introduce a clinical breakthrough that reduces visible redness by treating the underlying causes, while helping to promote healthy skin.Clinical studies show Redness Relief CalmPlex prevents and reduces acute, UV-induced skin redness and reduces chronic redness in only one week, with continued improvement over time.
The spring and summer months are quickly approaching and we naturally start to think of new ways to smooth and enhance our skin especially on the body. With the onset of warmer weather cellulite is a top concern that our customers frequently have. But, just how do you know what products really work and which ones are a waste of your time and money? We have assembled a list of our highest reviewed products and staff favorites that specifically address cellulite.
Wellbox-The Lipomassage Machine: Wellbox offers women of all cultures precisely what they want: a natural, highly effective home beauty treatment that is gentle, yet powerful. This all-in-one machine can be used on the body to reduce cellulite or used on the face to reverse the signs of aging. The Wellbox Roll treatment head stimulates fat cells and fibroblasts to re-activate natural cellular functioning. As the Wellbox Roll treatment head is used on the body it helps to release localized fat, helping to remove the dimpled/orange peel effect of cellulite.
BelleCore HoneyBelle BodyBuffer Kit: The BelleCore HoneyBelle is a breakthrough beauty/wellness body tool that will help the majority of users dramatically diminish the appearance of cellulite within 30 days when used as directed.HoneyBelle will also exfoliate, rejuvenate and smooth the skin, soothe sore muscles and decrease edema by increasing lymphatic drainage plus other wellness benefits for both men and women.
Bliss FatGirl Sleep: Get a full night’s ‘booty’ sleep with the supercharged sister to the famed FatGirl Slim. Formulated with the encapsulated slenderiZZZe complex that releases dimple diminishers and soothing lavender for up to 6 hours. This ultra-rich cream helps make the most of your body’s overnight restorative process. While antioxidants protect skin from collagen-damaging free radical activity, which can contribute to cellulite, superior moisturizers address skin suppleness, smoothness and firmness. Good night, sleep ‘tight’ and don’t let the bed ‘blubs’ bite.
CelluliteRx LipoKit by Institut DERMed Body: Institut’ DERMed Body offers CelluliteRx, an advanced 3-step professional cellulite treatment that can now be done at home using the same concentrations of active ingredients available only in spas. The patented delivery system, QuSomes™, improves penetration of fat burning, phyto-hormone, anti-inflammatories and antioxidants to treat cellulite at a cellular level and slim in 4 weeks.
When it comes to skincare fellow beauty junkies know that it’s about more than just moisturizing and protecting your skin. You can supplement your skincare routine from the inside out with essential vitamins and minerals that your body and skin crave. We sell a variety of supplements that address concerns ranging from weight loss, anti-aging, menopause, acne, and hair and nail growth. Here are a few of our most popular and top rated supplements.
Perricone MD Skin and Total Body Dietary Supplements: Targeted nutritional supplements are an essential part of Dr. Perricone’s 3-Tier Approach for a healthy body and beautiful skin. This perfectly dosed daily program of nutrients is specifically designed to help support a healthy immune system and improve cognitive skills while enhancing the look of your skin. Formulated with supplements to support bone and joint function, fight free radical damage and stimulate healthy growth of hair and nails. They also help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and give skin a radiant and glowing appearance.
Jan Marini C-ESTAMINS: C-ESTAMINS are an advanced and comprehensive anti-aging nutritional supplement. They supply many critical components that have been shown to promote energy and provide support for enhanced well-being and longevity. These once-daily packets are also formulated to assist in noticeably improving the appearance of aging and sun-damaged skin. These supplements contain a patented technology called BioCell Collagen II. BioCell is a revolutionary discovery that addresses one of the common denominators in aging: loss of connective tissue. Connective tissue helps to give form and structure by acting as a “filler agent” and providing volume.
Imedeen Prime Renewal: Imedeen Prime Renewal is a supplement that has been formulated to target the very specific skincare needs of women post menopause. Most women are aware of the fact that their skin ages faster after menopause, but do not necessarily understand what happens to the fundamental structure of the skin deep in the dermis. Imedeen Prime Renewal preserves and revitalizes the collagen and elastin content, ensuring skin that looks and feels firmer, smoother and more supple.
Murad Pure Skin Clarifying Dietary Supplements: Reduce breakouts from the inside by 55% in six weeks with this scientifically proven complex. Strengthen your arsenal against acne. This patented complex is clinically proven to help reduce blemishes by 55% in six weeks. Vitamin A, B-complex vitamins and zinc work to aid healing, prevent clogged pores and reduce inflammation for a clearer, healthier skin.
Phyto Phytophanere Dietary Supplement for Hair Nails and Skin: A nutritional supplement that complements a balanced diet, Phytophanere combines vitamins, essential fatty acids, and Cystine to enhance the natural beauty and health of the hair, nails and lashes. All active ingredients are of botanical origin.
Good news for fair skin beauties! The days of spray tans and frying your skin in tanning beds may be over. Celebrities like Kirsten Dunst and Emma Stone are bringing pale back to life. The porcelain look has been less than desirable in recent years, but with more and more research pointing toward skin cancer’s direct link to the sun the more we learn to embrace our natural beauty whether it may be the trendy look or not.
Here are a few products that we love to accentuate a fair complexion that make you really glow!
L’Occitane Cherry Blossom Shimmering Lotion: Enriched with Shea Butter and its nourishing properties, this body lotion has a light texture that is quickly absorbed, leaving an iridescent veil on the body. The skin is moisturized and perfumed with the soft scent of cherry blossoms.
bareMinerals Clear Radiance All Over Face Color: Give your skin a natural luminosity that is similar to the dewiness of a toddler’s skin with bareMinerals Clear Radiance. Clear Radiance contains complexion-boosting minerals that can be mixed, worn over, or under bareMinerals to enhance the appearance of the skin. The overall effect is the illusion of having glowing, youthful skin that looks healthy and vibrant. Clear Radiance is versatile and can be used on lips or can be used wet or dry on the eyes.
Lierac Paris Creme Mesolift Anti-Aging Radiance Cream: Drawing inspiration from the dermatological technique of mesolift, this fresh, rich cream brings an immediate boost of radiance to the skin. With a high concentration of an energizing cocktail (Vitamins A, C, E, B5, B6, minerals and hyaluronic acid) plus citrus AHAs skin is energized, toned and radiant.
Lavender is widely used in the cosmetic industry in a variety of bath products, perfumes, cosmetics, and topical creams. The essential oil of lavender is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. Throughout history Lavender has been used to soothe insect bites, burns, and headaches. Lavender is also widely believed to help relax the body and mind and used as a sleep aide. In skincare products lavender oil can be used on all skin types to help treat skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis or acne.Lavender is also used in shampoos to help prevent and treat dandruff. A few of our favorite products that contain lavender are:
L’Occitane Aromachologie Repairing Shampoo: L’Occitane Aromachologie Repairing Shampoo smoothes and softens capillary fibers, leaving your hair looking and feeling supple, shiny and silky. A natural complex of 5 essential oils, including Angelica, Lavender, Geranium, Ylang-ylang and Patchouli, plus wheat proteins, work together in synergy to help repair, strengthen, regenerate and soften dry and damaged hair.
Ole Henriksen Lavender Body Oil: As an essential oil, Lavender is simply unsurpassed and is truly a miracle worker. Often referred to as ‘burns first aid’, Lavender’s anti-inflammatory and regenerating properties are amazing. Combine this with its soothing and calming impact on the skin and intoxicating scent and you have a fabulous, multi-purpose body oil, that is simple enough to use every day. Perfect for use all over the body, after showering, before your body moisturizer and for body massage.
Pevonia Soothing Propolis Concentrate: This richly repairing micro-emulsified serum contains a high concentration Propolis from the Jura Mountains of France. Combined with Lavender, Propolis Concentrate calms, heals, and truly enriches your skin. Anti-bacterial and decongesting, this vaso-constricting formulation alleviates micro-circulation problems and strengthens your fragile skin.
WrinkleMD delivers impressive anti-aging results without the need for injections or expensive trips to the plastic surgeon’s office. The WrinkleMD Eye System is a Hyaluronic filler system that infuses the deepest layers of skin with peptides and collagen boosting ingredients with gentle micro-current. The skin cells are plumped and hydrated minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in 95% of women in just 40 minutes. With continued use women saw even more benefits- firmer, younger looking skin with an improvement in even their deepest wrinkles.
Activator Pod and pouch : The power source for the patches, the heart and brains of the WrinkleMD Eye System.
Eye Patch Treatments, 6 pairs: Thin, pliable, comfortable patches that contain Hylauronic Acid and provide a gentle, stimulating micro-current. The current essentially pushes the Hylauronic Acid molecules into the surface to deliver it deeper than traditional creams or serums.
Skin Prep Wipes, 6 wipes : Formulated to help clean, prep and maximize each treatment with just a few easy swipes.
Eye Serum C, 0.25 oz
After approximately 25 treatments, the Activator Pod will stop working and should be disposed of and replaced.
Kojic Acid is a completely safe and natural alternative to the popular yet controversial skin lightening ingredient Hydroquinone. Kojic acid is used to treat hyperpigmentation or Melsama, patches of dark pigmentation on the skin. Kojic acid is derived from mushrooms and is highly effective in small does. Hyperpigmentation is often the result of melanocyte damage due to excess sun exposure. Other common causes are hormone fluctuation during pregnancy and menopause. Kojic Acid reduces discolorations in the skin by blocking the production of melanin or pigment. By inhibiting melanin production, Kojic Acid can lighten existing dark spots for a more even complexion. Two popular and effective products that contain Kojic acid are SkinCeuticals Phyto+ and SkinCeuticals Pigment Regulator. To keep your dark spots at bay, it’s critical to use a good SPF product daily. We suggest La Roche Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid or SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50.
Please note: we don’t recommend using these products while pregnant or nursing. Always consult with your physician before starting any new skin care regimen.
We’re excited to introduce an exciting new brand to SkinStore, MOR a luxurious Australian based body care line. MOR’s philosophy is to provide a sensory journey to awaken the senses and create an unforgettable pampering experience. Incorporating beautiful product packaging is also essential for MOR to create a totally luxurious experience for the customer. MOR blends classic ingredients with modern technology for a fun twist on every product.
Some of the delightful scents include Candied Vanilla Almond, Sugar Rose and Tiger Lily, Neroli Clementine, Black Cherry Plum, Snow Gardenia, Honey Nectar, Italian Blood Orange, Lychee Flower, Black Currant Iris, Basil and Grape, and Kale and Watercress. Some of their many products include hand and body lotion, bar soap, candles, fragrances and gift sets.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to get my hands on these products! The scents are intoxicating!
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.
MOR Essentially Delightful Sugar Rose Tiger Lily Gift Set is beautifully packaged and contains a full sized Sugar Rose Tiger Lily Soap Bar and Hand and Body Lotion. This subtle fragrance combines a blend of sugary rose, exotic tiger lily and ripe tropical fruits. MOR also has a fabulous Neroli Clementine Fragrant Candle that has a blend of fresh Neroli and sweet Clementine with a base note of bright Yuzu and candied Orange. Both are wonderful for a do it yourself at home spa day!
Clarisonic Mia Sonic Cleansing System-Berry is the perfect gift for you! Its cheerful color makes it fun to cleanse morning and night. It’s time to think beyond the washcloth and elevate cleansing 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.
Searching for the fountain of youth? Look no farther, Baby Quasar’s limited edition Baby Quasar Pink is the ultimate anti-aging tool. The Baby Quasar is a light based medical grade device that uses red and infrared light to help fight the signs of aging. Clinical research has shown that red and infrared light can be extremely effective in firming and toning the skin by boosting cellular activity and increasing blood flow and circulation. Using its proprietary SequePulse technology, the Baby Quasar gently pulses four wavelengths of light to increase circulation, thereby diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores and discoloration. From the comfort and privacy of your home, Baby Quasar light-based skin care diminishes the visible signs of aging without repeated visits to the dermatologist or spa.
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?