ARCONA Triad Pads are convenient on the go cotton pads that cleanse, tone and hydrate while infusing the skin with protective antioxidants to leave you glowing and refreshed. ARCONA products do not contain parabens, sulfates, perfumes dye or fillers. It is a pure, natural skincare line using Enzymatic-based ingredients that include high concentrations of antioxidants, plant lipids and extracts, vitamins and minerals. The benefits include:
-Protects & clarifies skin with Cranberry
-Helps neutralize free radicals
-Nourishes and heals skin
-Removes makeup as it cleanses and tones.
These pads are perfect for travel. They can be used as a toner, cleanser & makeup remover. They are also great for sensitive skin. I never go a day without them!
Melasma also known as the mask of pregnancy is hyperpigmentation that forms patches of brown to gray-brown patches on the face. It’s most often found on the cheeks, bridge of nose, forehead, chin and above the upper lip. Melasma occurs when the color making cells in the skin or melanocytes produce too much color. If you have a darker complexion you’re more prone to melasma because you have more active melanocytes than someone with a lighter complexion.
Common causes include:
Sun exposure: Ultraviolet or UV light from the sun stimulates the melanocytes. Even just a small amount of sun exposure can make your melasma return after fading. It often gets worse in the summer with continued sun exposure.
Change in hormones: Melasma is common in pregnant women, is often called chloasma or the mask of pregnancy. Birth control pills can also trigger melasma.
Not all hyperpigmentation is Melasma. To be properly diagnosed, you will need to see a Dermatologist.
Hydroquinone-this can be found in a 2% strength OTC or 4% strength with a prescription, to help lighten the skin.
Tretinoin- a prescription vitamin A or all-trans retinoic acid enhances skin lightening.
Professional treatments that may help include: chemical peels, microdermabrasion and dermabrasion.
Melasma is a difficult skin condition to treat because sun exposure, the main cause, is present in our everyday lives. It’s very important to wear sunscreen every day and reapply every 2 hours. If you know you will be in the sun for long periods of time, be sure to wear a wide brim floppy hat for more coverage.
We recommend PCA SKIN Pigment Gel and Colorscience Pro Sunforgettable Mineral Sun Protection Brush SPF 50 for best results.
Heliocare’s daily use antioxidant formula helps maintain your skin’s ability to protect against sun-related effects and aging. The powerful antioxidant is derived from the extract of polypodium leucotomos, a fern native to Central and South America. Once an aquatic plant, this fern adapted to life on land and created its own protection from exposure to harsh UV rays.
The active antioxidants eliminate free radicals produced by sun exposure. By reducing free radicals, it helps our skin maintain younger, more resilient skin. Taken orally, 1 capsule in the morning and in combination with sunscreen the benefits include:
-Increases tolerance to the sun
-Reduces skin changes after chronic exposure to the sun
-Helps maintain skin’s elasticity
-Provides cell protection in the epidermis
-Protects skin cell DNA
This product doesn’t protect against sun damage on its own, don’t forget to also wear sunscreen when headed outdoors.
Vichy LiftActiv Retinol HA Day SPF 18 combines Retinol and Hyaluronic Acid to fight off the 3 types of wrinkles; permanent, reversible and programmed. It addresses wrinkles in the most critical areas, between the brows, around the mouth and crow’s feet. It contains a cutting edge ingredient, fast acting Retinol + Adenosine for a more effective, gentle resurfacing effect. The benefits include:
– Provides results in as little as 4 days
– Increases skin’s cell turnover rate
– Hyaluronic Acid helps fill in lines and plump them out
– Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive
This product can also be combined with Vichy LiftActiv Retinol HA Night for a double dose of wrinkle fighting power. This product speaks for itself, if you are looking for a better anti-aging moisturizer look no further, this is it!
Glycolic acid is an AHA or Alpha Hydroxy Acid used for exfoliating the skin and loosening the bond between cells in the surface of the cornneum layer of the skin revealing smooth, brighter, younger looking skin.
The Lumixyl GlycoPeel uses a clinical strength 20% Glycolic Acid to exfoliate the skin. Glycolic acid is used to improve the skin’s texture, hyperpigmentation, acne scarring and other conditions such as Actinic Keratosis. It can be used during the day under a sunscreen or at night. When using a glycolic acid product, skin may become more sensitive to the sun so using a sunscreen daily is a must.
If your current skincare regimen just isn’t cutting it anymore and your skin is in need of a pick me up, this product is just want you need to give your skin a smoother and brighter complexion.
Glytone products feature the highest level FAV or Free Acid Value, delivering more Glycolic Acid to the skin due to its lower controlled PH formulation. The Step-Up products use a gradual “Step-Up” approach to Free Glycolic Acid to increase skins tolerance.
The Step-Up skin renewal program for at-home use offers the highest commercially available levels of Free Glycolic Acid available in two different kits, Normal to Dry or Normal to Oily. This program effectively reduces fine lines and wrinkles, photo damaged skin, and uneven tone & texture. Each step works more aggressively at treating aging skin. Everyone starts with Step 1, then gradually increases to the next step as skin develops a tolerance to the current level of use. If your skin is dull and showing the signs of aging, this kit is just what you need to give your skin the rejuvenation that it needs.
Avene products are based on the healing waters of the Avene Thermal Spring Water that is rich in silicate and trace elements. This product is for sensitive skin and those with intermittent redness (flushes), persistent redness (Rosacea) and those with dilated, enlarged blood vessels. Avene Redness Relief Soothing Cream benefits include:
– Dextran sulfate helps minimize the appearance of swelling
– Hesperidin methyl chalcone helps reduce the appearance of redness
– Clinically proven to reduce recurrent flushing and blushing within 28 days
– Broad spectrum SPF 25 protects skin and helps prevent future redness
– Light green tint neutralizes redness instantly
– Hypoallergenic & non-comedogenic
If you struggle with persistent facial redness, this product is a must have!
Start repairing with NIA24 Sun Damage Repair for Decolletage and Hands. The key ingredients of this product include Bearberry, Licorice and Mulberry extracts help brighten the skin. Luna-B White decreases hyperpigmentation. This product has the added benefit of White Tea to protect against free radicals and future damage. The main ingredient is Pro-Niacin, it is a patented form of Niacin, or Vitamin B3 that penetrates deep down to the dermis level of skin to really change the way your skin ages for more healthy looking skin.
Our neck, hands and décolletage are the first areas to show signs of aging. Why shouldn’t we treat these areas with NIA24 to help decrease the signs of aging and have glowing skin?
Summer is right around the corner and who doesn’t want that golden glow when they’re rockin’ shorts & flip flops? Here are our Top 5 Self Tanning Products that are sure to give you that just back from the beach glow!
– Kate Somerville Somerville360 Body Self Tanning Towelettes have a fast drying formula that dries within seconds to prevent staining & Towelettes make it very easy to apply.
– Hampton Sun Sunless Tanning Gel leaves the skin incredibly smooth and with no lingering scent.
– Fake Bake Instant Self Tanning Spray is perfect for those hard to reach areas. It’s specially designed air-shaft provides a continuous spray that can be used at any angle on the body.
– Pevonia Self-Tanning Emulsion is a very lightweight texture and combines natural color (Caramel), with DHA (Sugar Cane), Squalane, and Vitamins B and E to promote immediate absorption for a smooth, streak-free application.
– TanTowel Half Body Classic Self Tanning Towelettes are great for travel. Each towelette is packaged individually for ease of use and there are no leaks or spills to worry about.
It has been said, “your eyes are the window to your soul”. If that is the case, shouldn’t we keep our eyes looking as young as we feel? Here is a list of our Top 5 Eye Creams:
StriVectin SD Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles (New Beauty Award Winner)- clinically proven to visibly diminish lines, creases, dark circles and puffiness in 2 to 8 weeks.
Perricone MD Hypoallergenic Firming Eye Cream (New Beauty Award Winner)- The Best Firming Eye Cream, ideal for sensitive & dry skin.
Neocutis Lumiere Bio-Restorative Eye Cream– PSP and Hyaluronic Acid help firm and hydrate the delicate skin under and around the eyes.
SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Eye Complex– Dramatically improves puffiness & dark circles within 4-12 weeks.
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Eye Serum– Single dose capsules, strengthen the skin’s barrier against crow’s feet for a younger, brighter look.