Posts Tagged ‘anti-aging’

Caffeine For Your Skin

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Let’s be honest… how many of us make a daily coffee run? “Ill have a Venti non-fat white mocha with a double (no!) make that triple shot.” That caffeine boost will do wonders for our energy levels. What about skincare products that contain caffeine? What’s the benefit there?

Studies have shown that caffeine contains anti inflammatory properties. So for those of us who retain a little fluid under the eye area- we’re in luck! Caffeine in eye products works by draining excess lymph fluid and blood. Attack puffiness and fine lines with PRIORI Advanced AHA Smoothing Eye Serum.

When it comes to that pesky resident on your thighs, aka cellulite, trying a product with caffeine, like FatGirl Slim can help. Caffeine dehydrates fat cells, which will provide a smoother skin appearance.

For people with a chronic condition, such as rosacea, using a product with caffeine will help constrict blood vessels which doesn’t usually happen to those with rosacea. La Roche Posay Rosaliac Anti-Redness Moisturizer would be a good option.

There are many other products that contain caffeine, especially anti-aging products. Caffeine is an antioxidant. Antioxidants fight off free radicals; free radicals age our skin. You can find many caffeine-filled products on SkinStore.com by clicking here.

Anyone up for a coffee break?


Hot New Product: First Blush

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Most skincare aficionados know that using a quality vitamin C product is essential in a good skincare routine. But, some of the most popular vitamin C serums also come with quite a hefty price tag. New to the scene is First Blush by Dr. Nicholas Perricone. Not only does this pretty pink serum help restore bright, youthful skin it doesn’t break the bank either! The retail price is only $48 which is great compared to some of the most popular antioxidant serums on the market that can easily run over $100. With continued use the overall appearance of discoloration is improved with Carotenoids, an anti-oxidant that is naturally occurring in Melons. First Blush also contains Ferulic Acid and Vitamin C combination. Customers rave that their complexion is more even, radiant, hydrated and smoother.


New Product: FEI’D

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If you struggle with hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone and aging skin then FEI’D may be the right product for your concerns. Pronounced “fade”, FEI’D combines Chinese medicine with modern Western science to provide effective skin care results. FEI’D contains 10 clinically proven key ingredients that will address pigmentation concerns and uneven skin tone as well as aging skin. With all of these key components for an effective skin brightening product, FEI’D is still 99% organic. It does not contain hydroquinone, bleaches, or mineral oil. It is paraben free, contains all natural fragrances and does no animal testing. We also find it valuable that FEI’D gives back to children in need, 100% recycles their products and packaging while using biodegradable and renewable ingredients.

So how does FEI’D work? The 10 clinically proven ingredients are Dianella, Ensifolia, Burberry, Mulberry, Licorice, Shanzha, Huang Qi, Fo-Ti, Panex Ginseng, Vitamin A and Vitamin E. The combination of these powerful antioxidants and botanicals will address age spots, melasma, aging and wrinkled skin. The powerful skin brightening ingredient Dianella Ensifolia has been proven to be over 20 times more effective than kojic acid for reducing hyperpigmentation and lightening the skin.

FEI’D has been dermatologically, allergy, and irritancy tested, making this star product appropriate for any skin type, even sensitive skin. FEI’D is recommended to be used twice daily for a minimum of three months for best results. You can continually use this product to help keep your skin tone radiant and firm. FEI’D also works equally as effectively on the body for hyperpigmentation.


Top Kits at SkinStore

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Have you ever spent hours trying to figure out which products would be best for you? You’re not alone! I always appreciate a kit or system that is put together by the manufacturer. It takes the guess work out of trying to figure out which products are going to be best for me. Kits usually contain several different products in smaller size jars or bottles and generally are always a great value!

I’m going to recommend some of our most popular kits at SkinStore, and depending on what your skin concerns are, you can choose accordingly!

For problematic/acne prone skin: iS Clinical Acne Travel Kit. Although this kit is made for “travel,” it’s still one of my favorites. I personally think the Active Serum is a miracle worker! This kit comes with a cleanser, two serums and a sunscreen! Oh, and we can’t forget about the travel case.

For aging skin that is blemish prone: M Lab Travel Collection for Anti-Aging Blemish Control. This kit offers products filled with peptides and antioxidants that will tackle fine lines and wrinkles as well as blemishes and excess oil.

For aging skin: M Lab Travel Collection for Anti-Aging. From the same manufacturer as the above recommendation, this kit contains products that will improve lines and wrinkles, eye puffiness, skin tone, and firmness! Bonus: SkinMedica also has a great duo kit that is a combination of two wrinkle reducing products. SkinMedica TNS Recover Complex best Results Kit – gives just that! Great results!

For normal to combination skin: Philosophy Great Skin is in For Normal to Combination Skin. This kit contains three products: a cleanser, a retinol night treatment and Oprah’s favorite- Hope in a Jar! If you tend to be oily in some areas of your face and dry in others, this kit would be a great option for you.

For sensitive skin: We have a great kit by Pevonia that is a 3 step kit containing a cleanser, a lotion, and a soothing skin cream. Ingredients are mild enough for your sensitive skin, and the soothing cream has healing properties to relieve your skin!

Keep in mind you can always mix and match products and brands. Build your own kit! Share with us: What’s your favorite kit and what makes it so fabulous?


Hot Ingredient: Carrot Seed Oil

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With a high concentration of Vitamin A and Beta-Carotene, carrot seed oil is one of the best essential oils you can use for anti-aging.  Carrot seed oil helps to revitalize the skin, soften fine lines and wrinkles, promote skin elasticity and fade scars. Carrot seed oil can be used on a wide variety of skin types from oily to dry skin types. A few of our favorite products that contain Carrot seed oil are Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, Decleor Aromaessence Iris Rejuvenating Serum, and Astara Activated Antioxidant Infusion. Click here to learn about more great ingredients.


SkinCeuticals Blemish & Age Defense Serum

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Is your skin oily and blemish prone? Are you looking for a treatment to address the excess oils within your skin, prevent breakouts and help even skin tone? SkinCeuticals has THE serum to calm your skin woes.

Say hello to the Blemish & Age Defense Serum. This special oil-free formulation includes a blend of alpha and beta hydroxy acids along with 2% Dioic Acid. This serum can help to control the over production of oils within the skin, reduce P acnes bacteria, decongest pores, help prevent and treat hyperpigmentation, and reduce fine lines & wrinkles. Wow! You can address multiple skin concerns with only one product!. This serum can be used both day and night for best results after you cleanse/tone your skin. With all of the benefits listed above, who wouldn’t want to use one product for multi-beneficial results? I already have mine and now it’s your turn to take control of your skin.


Juice Beauty Stem Cell Technology

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One of SkinStore’s favorite natural brands, Juice Beauty, has developed a blend of fruit stem cells that penetrate the skin, repair DNA damage, and encourage new cell growth. The new cell growth will firm and eliminate wrinkles. Fruit stem cells are beneficial for all the vitamins and antioxidants which hydrate and improve elasticity in the skin that we tend to lack as we get older.

Juice Beauty conducted a clinical analysis testing of their Stem Cellular Repair Moisturizer and Eye Treatment in an independent laboratory by a Ph.D. Principal Investigator. The test ran for 6 weeks. Trial participants noticed a 36% reduction in length and depth of lines and wrinkles; 44% decrease in number of fine lines; 75% improved elasticity of the skin; 88% reduction in appearance of lines and wrinkles; 88% improved skin tone and luminosity; 96% noticeable improvement in the fine lines and wrinkles; and 100% improved hydration. As a girl who wants results, I can appreciate those stats!

Keep an eye out for a Juice Beauty giveaway coming soon!


Yonka for Men at SkinStore.com

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In recent years men have increasingly become major consumers of skin care products that provide the same anti-aging and personal care features as mainstream women’s skin care and cosmeceuticals. Men know that shaving, aging, and environmental stressed can have a significant effect on their skin, and many are choosing to actively seek skin care solutions.

Made popular in upscale spa’s and salons, Yonka has a full range of men’s skin care from cleansers to self-tanners and everything in-between.

Starting with the basic regimen, cleansing with the Yonka for Men Foam Gel both in the morning and in the evening will leave the skin hydrated and purified. This non-drying botanical based gel cleanser is great for men because most prefer a gel consistency than lathers up and rinses clean for their daily cleansing needs versus a cream based cleanser that can feel heavy on the skin even after rinsing.

After cleansing with the foam gel, shaving with the Yonka for Men Barber Shave is made easy even for the toughest beard on the most sensitive skin. This product is a multi-tasker that provides not only a close and clean shave with reduced irritation, cuts, and nicks but it also acts as a skin care product leaving your skin soft and smooth.

After shaving with the Barber Shave, the Yonka for Men Lotion YK is an alcohol-free skin energizer that prepares your skin for additional product if desired and also improves the effectiveness of the products already used during cleansing and shaving.

For optimal skin care, we suggest an exfoliating product to be used 1-3 times weekly. The Yonka for Men Foam Scrub is a fantastic product that removes dead skin cells which helps improve cell turnover, it tightens pores, rids ingrown hairs and black heads and leaves your skin deeply cleansed. This product is to be used after shaving and before a skin cream and is highly effective in prepping your skin for the Yonka for Men Masque which will further detoxify your skin and brighten your complexion while balancing the epidermis.

For added treatment benefits, the Yonka for Men Nutri Moist provides you with vitamin rich anti-oxidants to help protect your skin from environmental stress while the Age Defense will help combat the signs of aging. You can use one or both as need to give you softer, smoother, healthier skin. Top off your regimen with the Under Eye Gel both morning and evening to complete your skin care routine.

Check out the full Yonka Skin Care for Men product line at SkinStore.com!


LightStim Anti-Aging Light

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The LightStim Anti-Aging light is a non-invasive treatment that will help to reduce the signs of aging and help to restore a healthy radiance within your skin. The LightStim is similar to a LED treatment you would receive from a licensed professional but has a smaller handle making it easier to use at home and more affordable. Many people prefer an anti-aging product such as the LightStim because it is safe, non-invasive, and does not require surgery. The LightStim is very easy to use and in just 20 minutes a day will really help the overall condition of your skin.

The LightStim uses advanced red and infrared LED’s to help support and create collagen and elastin in the skin. LED stands for light emitting diode. Diodes will give off energy in the form of light in a powerful and efficient way. The same way that plants absorb the energy from the sun to stimulate cells and build new proteins, the LED light therapy in the LightStim will help your skin cells to regenerate but with no UV exposure. The LightStim is able to send light rays to the cells of your skin which fuels it to produce more collagen and elastin. Collagen will help to plump up your skin so it will help to fill in fine lines and wrinkles, while elastin will help to firm and strengthen skin to prevent sagging.

The additional benefits of the LightStim include: reducing pore size, smoothing the texture of the skin, making the skin more even toned and radiant, firming and toning aging skin, and can be used to decrease puffiness around the eye area. In fact the LightStim anti-aging light is over-the-counter FDA cleared for periorbital wrinkles around the eye area. The LightStim can penetrate through the epidermis and into the dermal layer of skin, over time the dermal layer will fill up with collagen causing the wrinkle to be pushed out. This will help to plump the skin and diminish fine lines and wrinkles. The LightStim can also soften rough and dry skin by restoring its youthful appearance.

You want to use your LightStim 5-7 days a week for a total of 20 minutes at a time for at least 2 months to receive the full benefits of the product. If you are using a Retinoid or benzoyl peroxide you will want to apply these products only after you use the LightStim.

Anyone can use the LightStim Anti-Aging light, but it is best to consult your doctor or dermatologist first before beginning any new regimen.

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Top Five Natural Anti Aging Creams

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Do you want an anti aging product that is natural? Many of our customer would shout out a loud “Yes, Please!”  As an Esthetician here at Skinstore.com, I help people select the right products for their skin everyday. Many of the customers I help want to fight off the signs of aging (Who doesn’t?) and many of those same customers are also concerned about the products they use.  They would like the products to be made with natural ingredients. They are also concerned about reducing their own carbon footprint. So with that being said, I have compiled a list of the top five natural anti aging skin care creams we carry here at Skinstore.com.

Juice Beauty Green Apple Antioxidant Moisturizer

This rich and creamy moisturizer will hydrate, leaving skin feeling soft and supple, all while reducing redness. Some customers reported a positive change in their skin’s appearance in just two weeks!

Pevonia Rejuvenation Dry Skin Cream

Infused with Hyaluronic acid, this moisturizer glides on smooth and absorbs quickly. It has a light scent which was described by one of our reviewers as “Like breathing in a French herb garden on a dewy morning”. I think that sounds just fabulous!

Nuxe Aroma Vaillance Moisturizing Deep Wrinkle Emulsion

This luxurious cream feels heavy in texture but melts in without leaving your skin feeling sticky. This cream is very versatile and can be used as a day or night cream.

Sundari Neem Night Cream

Many of our customers have reported waking up with a smoother, brighter complexion after using this Night cream. One reviewer even boasted that even her husband noticed her face feeling softer!

Caudalie Pulpe Vitaminee Anti-Wrinkle Cream

Who doesn’t want to fight wrinkles AND free radicals? This antioxidant armed product gives wrinkles and fines lines a one, two punch! It has a velvety rich texture that is suitable for all skin types.

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