Founded by an aesthetician as Physician’s Choice of Arizona in 1990, PCA SKIN became one of the first brands to be sold directly from the shelves of doctors’ offices, allowing patients to leave with products that are right for their unique skin and avoiding a guessing game at drug and department stores. After becoming established as an international player in skincare, PCA SKIN became Physician’s Care Alliance.
All of the products in the daily care line are designed to work as a perfect union, each one enhancing the previous step and prepping the skin for the next one. PCA SKIN products are designed to be safely used before and after professional treatments.
Every day, PCA SKIN’s research and development team is hard at work drafting new formulations with the most advanced, scientifically proven ingredients and delivery systems to provide products that improve people’s lives.
Do you feel that your skin has lost its radiance? Do you cleanse, hydrate, and protect your skin yet your skin lacks luster and is dull? Regular cleansing will remove surface dirt and makeup, but using a facial mask regularly can make a huge difference in how your skin feels, looks, and acts. In fact, only a facial mask will replenish moisture, draw out impurities, exfoliate, and unclog pores, among many other benefits. Masks help other products work more effectively by allowing deeper penetration. Masks will stimulate blood circulation and leave your skin feeling smoother and softer.
Of course, the benefits will vary depending on the type of mask that is used. Masks can target conditions or have general benefits. Gel masks target dehydration, soothe, and plump the skin. Oatmeal masks target sensitivity, hydration, and reactivity. Clay masks target congestion, deep pore cleansing, and oil production. Cream based masks are moisturizing and plump up normal to dry skin types. Brightening masks target hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone. To find which is best for you, you’ll need to know what type of skin you have and what you want to target. For example, combination skin may need a more balancing gel mask.
A customer favorite, Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask, is great for all skin types and conditions. It is hydrating, calming, detoxifying, and refreshing. It can be used under the eye to target puffiness. It contains aloe vera, cucumber, and chamomile which are healing and hydrating. It contains enzymes for exfoliation from papaya and pineapple. Brightening and lightening agents like orange, lemon, & sugar cane extract.
Generally, masks should be used 1-3 times per week. They will usually remain on the skin for 10 minutes and then rinse. Please refer to manufacturer instruction.
Face masks are very therapeutic. If the mask is infused with aromatic essential oils like mint and rosemary, it can lift your spirit by stimulating your senses. Using a face mask should be treated as a luxury. Set aside a bit of “me” time when you decide to give yourself a mask. Draw a bath, light some candles and celebrate your experience. Relax the body, mind, and soul. Plus, it will leave you with fabulous looking skin.
Facial masks can be applied where you need it. For example, combination skin with an oily t-zone can use a mud based mask for the t-zone and a hydrating mask everywhere else. You have the ability to have treatment control and target for your specific needs.
A facial mask takes your basic skin care routine to a new level of efficiency, enjoyment, and relaxation.
You can find a variety of masks to fit your specific concerns on SkinStore.com.
If you haven’t jumped on the oil bandwagon, there has never been a better time to try one. After what seems to be the never ending winter, your skin is likely dehydrated, weak and badly in need of hydration. Weather aside–age, stress or environmental factors could also be contributing to skin woes. Enter Dr. Dennis Gross’ newest scientific cocktail, Triple C Peptide Firming Oil.
This complexion-brightening, skin-strengthening oil is anti-aging and intensely hydrating. It combines three forms of vitamin C which provides a surge of antioxidants to skin, annihilates free radicals, and strengthens skin’s building blocks. The result? Dry, dull skin is quenched, renewed, fortified and transformed. Unveil fresher, firmer, more radiant skin that truly defies your age.
What makes this product so unique?
-Innovative technology infuses water- and lipid-based anti-aging actives in a nutrient rich oil designed to rebuild collagen and communicate between cells to help skin repair and protect itself.
-Bio-identical actives including squalane, phospholipids, and ceramides replenish skin’s surface layer and restore its natural moisture barrier to prevent water loss and environmental damage – leaving skin plump, supple, and silky.
-Essential fatty acids, 17 nutrient-rich botanicals, and vitamins D & K breathe life into dry, nutrient depleted skin while enhancing elasticity for a radiant complexion that instantly snaps back into shape.
Application: Shake well. Apply 2-3 drops, more if needed, AM &/or PM. Gently massage into face, neck & décolleté.
It is easy to get carried away with a new product, especially when you want to start the New Year off fresh. It is important to remember that directions and guidelines are provided for a reason and more isn’t always better.
Retinol or vitamin A, is a great addition to your skincare regimen when used correctly. Retinol comes in several forms and can be found in peels, creams and moisturizers. Vitamin A is a powerful, chemical exfoliator that sloughs away dead skin from the surface revealing youthful looking skin and can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. However, with the absence of dead skin cells, the surface of the skin can be more susceptible to sun damage. It is important to use retinol products in the evening and use a high dose of SPF (sunscreen) during the day to ensure you aren’t damaging your newly exfoliated skin. It is also important to note that the percentage of retinol can differ from brand to brand.
When used appropriately, retinol can be the greatest anti-aging weapon in your medicine cabinet. Always follow the instructions provided and you will be looking amazing in no time!
A retinol based product can be found in almost every beauty line available and it easy to see why. Retinol, or vitamin A, has the ability to increase collagen production. It can be used to treat a range of skin conditions from acne to visible signs of aging.
Retinol gently exfoliates the skin, removing dead skin from the surface and helping reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scarring and dark spots. Retinol is a great addition to any skincare routine for many skin types but be aware you should allow 4-6 weeks for results to show noticeable and lasting results.
As many consumers are aware, the largest downside of retinol products is increased photo sensitivity. Because the retinol acts as an exfoliant, it exposes skin to environmental elements. It is proven that retinol does increases risk of sunburn but not an increase in development of skin cancer. It is high recommended that consumers stop tanning in UVB tanning beds while using retinol products. Users who are cautious of sun exposure or know they may be exposed can mix their retinol products with an SPF product or restrict their usage primarily at night.
Typical side effects include redness and photosensitivity. Overuse of Retinoid can cause peeling, shedding or excess dryness so it suggested that users limit their use to 3 times a week until the symptoms subside. Stop using retinol based products if skin becomes irritated, itches or burns. Active ingredients like retinol or other acids can cause activity like a light tingling sensation but should never burn. This said vitamin A or retinol products are not recommended for pregnant women or clients with skin conditions like Eczema and/or Rosacea.
Gentle yet powerful, Retinol improves surface-level imperfections (such as crepiness, uneven texture, and skin laxity) while Ferulic Acid goes further to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and enlarged pores. The moisturizer’s ECG Cellular Complex™ helps promote elastin and collagen growth for firmer, younger-looking skin. This dermatologist-formulated kit will maximize your defense against fine lines and wrinkles!
Looking to protect and correct with one of the best antioxidants on the market? Prevage Anti-Aging Daily Serum by Elizabeth Arden has advanced Idebenone technology to create a reserve within the skin releasing protective and corrective benefits when and where skin needs it most. With continued use, skin’s resilience is fortified allowing skin to fight the effects of environmental aggressors and dramatically improve the look of sun-damaged skin.
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– 69% improvement in the look of photo-damaged skin.
– 69% improvement in skin’s overall appearance.
**For face products, environmental protection is against oxidative stress due to sun, smoke and pollution, with Idebenone compared to alpha lipoic acid, kinetin, vitamin C, vitamin E and coenzyme Q10. EPF® and Environmental Protection Factor™ are certification marks and trademarks owned by Pharma Cosmetix Research, L.L.C.
**Consumer test conducted on 102 women age 25-65 over 4 weeks.
Roses have long been admired for their enchanting beauty and fragrance. However they have many more benefits than their looks alone. Rose oil has been used for centuries in skincare and is suitable for all skin types.
Rose oil is most beneficial for individuals with sensitive, dry or aging skin. It aides in reducing redness, boosting circulation, increasing elasticity, strengthening capillary walls and provides an astringent effect. Some of the most popular roses used in skincare are Musk rose, Damask rose, Dog rose, and French rose. The benefits of the rose are numerous and it comes with a costly price tag. In order to extract just one drop of rose oil it takes approximately 30 roses!
Some of our favorite Rose products are:
1.NEW! Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Gel Mask: Cutting-edge plant biotechnology isolates and replicates the perfect rose stem cells for maximum anti-age repair. With state-of-the-art, 21st century breakthrough stem cell technology, five rose stem cells are blended with four rose extracts in a cooling, rejuvenating gel to help stimulate cell turnover for younger looking skin. Helps repair the signs of aging, including the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, dehydration, dullness and sagging as it strengthens and tones the look of skin. Reveals silky soft, radiant, beautiful and youthful-looking skin.
2. Tammy Fender Bulgarian Rose Water: Exquisite and pure, the rejuvenating effects of Bulgarian Rose Water strengthen and tone the delicate tissues of the skin, balancing and restoring vital chi (energy). Rose Water leaves the complexion supple and revitalized.
3. Dermelect Resurface Stem Cell Reconstructing Serum: This skin-perfecting serum utilizes extracted stem cells of the Swiss Alpine Rose. Known as nature’s mysterious wonder, the Alpine Rose is characterized for its resilient and resurgent ability to flourish in the most unfavorable conditions- high oxidative, UV stress and environmental aggressors. Dermelect Resurface Stem Cell Reconstructing Serum is the first to feature this dual function stem cell technology to boost the facial skin stem cell activity and help stimulate skin’s protein production.
4. Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Moisturizing Cream Mask: A high-performance, luxurious, smoothing mask to deeply replenish moisture, protect against environmental damage and provide instant luminosity to tired, dull skin. May also be used as an overnight hydration boost.
5. NEW! Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Revitalising Gel-Lotion: An ultra-lightweight water-gel emulsion featuring ‘nature’s alternative to Hyaluronic Acid to help protect against environmental aggressors and boost moisture levels in the skin. The highly unique texture absorbs easily and creates a natural, flexible film to restore dehydrated skin to its optimal hydrated state. Rich in essential fatty acids such as Omega-3 and Omega-6.
Meet the newest device NuFACE has added to their anti-aging powerhouse! NuFACE mini is a petite, portable and powerful microcurrent facial toning device that’s FDA-cleared for facial stimulation. This natural, non-invasive solution uses microcurrent, a soft wave technology to target the core of the aging-process in order to improve facial contour, skin tone and reduce wrinkles. NuFACE mini gently stimulates the larger surface areas of the face–such as the forehead, cheekbones, and jawline–to provide a five-minute facial-lift and help improve your appearance.
NuFACE mini is designed for the woman on-the-go with its convenient and travel-friendly size. It comes with a re-chargeable battery and compact power adapter. You only need 5 minutes a day to achieve visible results.
The price of the NuFACE mini is very affordable, which makes this a perfect starter solution for anyone looking for an introduction to microcurrent technology. The mini is for all skin types and anyone wanting a cutting-edge solution to help improve their overall appearance.
The NuFACE mini was built on the same microcurrent technology as the popular NuFACE Trinity Facial Trainer. However, the mini is more petite and portable. The mini delivers microcurrent only and does not offer various treatment attachment options like the NuFACE Trinity multi-solution device.
The NuFACE mini really is microcurrent technology made simple!
3 Easy Steps
1. PREP: Cleansed skin and apply the NuFACE Primer
2. LIFT: Glide the NuFACE mini over face as directed.
3. FINISH: Remove NuFACE primer with a damp cloth.
Resveratrol is the hot new ingredient in the beauty world! Lately, the skin scene is a buzz with new treatments using the powerful phenol. Resveratrol is found in the skin of red grapes among other fruits. The content of resveratrol is increased when fermented which causes red wine to be the most potent source. Although, there is no documented proof that Resveratrol has any effect on cardiovascular disease, cancer or metabolism; it has been proven that Resveratrol can aid with skin protection. Since oxidative stress caused by multiple factors is a major factor in aging, Resveratrol is widely sought after for its antioxidant properties. Although this is no fountain of youth, if you are looking to try this new ingredient, here are a few of our favorites:
Replenix Power of Three Cream is an emollient with a soy phospholipid and hyaluronic acid base, while the Power of Three Serum is a lightweight, fast-absorbing formulation in a hyaluronic acid (humectant) base. Patients can choose the formulation based on their own skin type and preferences.
The majority of patients can experience the benefits of green tea, making this a welcome addition to the practice. Oily skinned and acne patients tend to prefer the serum, while dry skinned and more mature patients prefer the cream.
2. SkinCeuticals Resveratrol B E: With age and ongoing aggression, skin accumulates excessive free radical damage and loses its efficiency to effectively repair at night. This compounded effect leads to accelerated signs of damage such of loss of radiance, elasticity, and density.
This antioxidant night concentrate with a maximized concentration of 1% pure, stable Resveratrol, synergistically enhanced with 0.5% Baicalin and 1% Alpha Tocopherol (vitamin E) boosts skin’s own antioxidant defense system to promote its natural nightly repair for improved radiance, elasticity, and density.
3. Arcona Wine Hydrating Mask: This moisture binding mask helps to nourish skin while stimulating cellular renewal, reducing wrinkles, firming and smoothing. Leaves skin feeling supple, soothed and balanced.