Product mavens are always on the hunt for the latest and greatest lotion or potion. They’re hoping to discover an ingredient so magical; it will unleash the gift of eternal youth. Although the fountain of youth has yet to be discovered, the newest wonder ingredient to hit the market is Argireline. Manufacturers near and far are scooping up this key ingredient up in hopes of adding it to their newest concoctions.
Argireline, also known as acetyl hexapeptide-3 is a revolutionary peptide shown to relax facial muscles therefore smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. Peptides are made up of proteins, which stimulates collagen production resulting in a more youthful appearance. Argireline, acetyl hexapaptide-3 is a chain of six amino acids attached to the residue of acetic acid.
The topical application of Argireline is an effective alternative to Botox treatments without the need of painful injections. Similar to Botox, acetyl hexapeptide-3 relaxes muscle contractions lessening the appearance of crow’s feet, frown lines, and deep lines on the forehead.
Two of our most popular products containing Acetyl Hexapeptide-3 are DermaQuest Skin Therapy Peptide Mobilizer and Janson Beckett AlphaDerma CE. This formula also contains alpha lipoic acid, vitamin C ester, DMAE, elastin, collagen, and soy. This powerful combination of ingredients work synergistically; the skin is brighter, firmer, smoother, and moisturized with undeniable results.
Her line has been featured in Vanity Fair, InStyle, Vogue, teenVogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Allure, and other famous publications. Kate Winslet’s skin glows thanks to her line, so does Susan Sarandon’s and Miranda Kerr’s. Cyndi Lauper is a fan too!
Tracie Martyn has been in the beauty industry since the 80’s, and having worked with models and celebrities as a make-up artist, she figured out exactly what they all wanted in their skincare….pure, natural ingredients and no-fuss products that delivered real results. Using the best anti-aging technologies, while simultaneously creating treatments that are restorative, pampering and holistic, Tracie has pioneered a skin care concept that is both effective and results oriented.
One of the most popular products in the Tracie Martyn line is the Tracie Martyn Enzyme Exfoliant which contains enzymes, botanical skin lighteners and balanced fruit acids. It exfoliates, brightens, lightens, minimizes fine lines as well as wrinkles and pores, revitalizes lackluster complexions, reduces redness, eliminates breakouts, stimulates cell renewal and nourishes the skin. Susan Sarandon has reported to People Magazine that it leaves her skin glowing. This miracle in a jar has been voted ‘best product’ by More Magazine and continues to receive praise.
The Tracie Martyn Firming Serum is the ultimate anti-aging secret. The Powerful antioxidants, exotic botanicals, rejuvenating epidermal growth factors and essential vitamins combine in a synergistic formula aimed to counteract the thinning of skin due to aging and environmental factors. Cyndi Lauper has said to People Magazine “…I use the serum every day, it makes a world of difference, it’s really healing. You see the difference right away.” The active ingredients in this product lift and firm, strengthen the collagen network, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and hydrate the skin by minimizing water loss and replenishing moisture, calm and soothe, reduce redness and irritation, improve texture, gently lighten hyperpigmentation and brighten lackluster skin.
Tracie Martyn Amla Purifying Cleanser is another star product. Miranda Kerr has reported to Teen Vogue that “The Tracie Martyn Amla Purifying Cleanser deep-cleans without dryness.” Combining breakthrough technology with ancient Ayurvedic knowledge, this extraordinary concentrate gently but efficiently purifies and resurfaces the skin, restoring its youthful vitality and radiance. Unique botanicals, resurfacing enzymes and powerful antioxidants protect, exfoliate and repair the skin while removing residue, dirt, oils and make-up in one single step.
Stars love this line, SkinStore.com loves this line, and we’re sure you will too! Treat yourself like a celebrity and try the Tracie Martyn line for yourself.
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.
Are you looking like you just came from an all-night party? Puffy eyes with some dark circles and fine lines showing the cracks in your make-up? Well, brighten up! Dr. Perricone has made a skin-usable Vitamin C Ester Eye Serum that delivers! The formulation doesn’t dissipate once it’s applied to the skin. Just smooth this silky liquid over the eye area for firmer, brighter, younger-looking eyes.
Oh, and BONUS, this serum is also amazing on the fine lines around your mouth. I noticed INSTANT, yes I said instant, improvement when I just put a drop of this on those pesky fine lines starting to creep in on my upper lip. Lines eradicated (happy dance). Since I saw that, I decided to put it on my whole mouth. My lips became plumper, more defined and softer. I almost love it more as a lip treatment than for the eyes. But it’s great for both.
Our modern lifestyle constantly exposes the skin to environmental stressors such as: UV radiation, pollution and other toxins. Perfected over decades of research and development, this highly advanced formula restores skin that is stressed, dulled, and dried by lifestyle and environmental factors. Phormula 3-9 is a direct reflection of the deep, unabiding belief that we can elicit the skin’s natural beauty response when we properly honor the miracle that it is. By sealing technologically advanced ingredients within a ‘health dome’ 3-9 acts as a second skin and provides intense oxygenation and thorough re-hydration.
THE UNTOLD STORY OF PHORMULA 3-9
It is Erno Laszlo’s masterpiece, one of the original formulas developed by Dr. Laszlo and relentlessly improved over time. A total of eight iterations were created between 1917 and 1973 specifically for the following muses: Princess Stephanie, Frida Gombaszögi (early Hungarian actress), Greta Garbo, Lillian Gish, The Duchess of Windsor, Hubert De Givenchy, Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe respectively (a version of the Phormula was created for Marilyn to treat her post-surgical abdominal scar tissue).
The current and ninth iteration was discovered inadvertently in 2001 by a researcher sorting through the doctor’s personal archives. Nearly 30 years had passed since Dr. Laszlo penned the original formulation, and it was anticipated that it might require updating. What was discovered, however, was that the transcript Dr. Laszlo left behind was already a high-tech hybrid, and only small alterations were made in the formula to capitalize on some of the newest breakthroughs in anti-aging actives.
The exact formula for 3-9 is a closely guarded secret. It contains a blend of rich, powerful and time honored ingredients, such as raspberry stem cells- which repair and increase the antioxidant function in human DNA and extend cell longevity. A few of the key plant derived oils include Tacamahca Seed Oil, a healing oil from sacred trees in the South Pacific; Chaulmoogra Oil, a natural antibacterial agent derived from a tree in East India and Aleurites Fordi Oil, an extracted oil that’s derived from a genus that includes mustard, cabbage and broccoli.
THE PHORMULA 3-9 PRODUCT RANGE
Phormula 3-9 Repair Balm – 1.7oz – The original: designed to significantly elevate the state of the complexion, this rich, soothing formula rapidly smoothes skin, reverses dehydration and improves oxygenation.
Phormula 3-9RepairCream – 1.7oz – New: nutritional supplement offering superior hydration along with strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties for renewed skin cell energy and a youthful appearance.
Phormula 3–9 Repair Serum – 1oz – New: a daily radiance-boosting serum that encourages healthy skin metabolism and strong skin cell turnover for improved brightness, texture and glow.
This at home anti-aging device uses a combination of fractional red light therapy and deep thermal heating to stimulate collagen production and achieve that youthful radiant skin we had when we were younger. You’ll see a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, skin texture and pore size will improve with regular use.
You can use this hand held device at home in your jammies! Manufacturer’s directions recommend 15-20 minute treatments 3 times a week for the first month of use. After that, simple maintenance recommends one treatment per week.
Take a look at these amazing before and after photos:
Do you have that one go-to product that makes your skin look flawless? If you don’t, you may want to try the Boscia BB Cream SPF 27. This multi-beneficial product is oil-free, yet it hydrates, firms, helps diminish the size of your pores, fine lines, and evens out your skin tone as it creates a smooth canvas on your skin. The BB Cream comes in a universal shade that adjusts to complement most skin tones while covering imperfections and giving you a natural look you’ll love! Not only will it help your skin look better instantly, but it is packed with protective antioxidants and has SPF 27 PA++ to defend your skin from any future damaged caused by the sun and environment. The Boscia BB Cream is quick and easy to apply, so give it a try and speed up your morning beauty routine! We bet you’ll love it just as much as we do!
The warm weather means the living’s easy, you kick back and have a margarita with the girlfriends, a glass of wine with the husband, a beer or two at the neighborhood cookout. Before you know it, the pretty fresh-faced girl that you were in June is looking ten years older by August.
We wonder… how does alcohol affect the way we look? While we’re not here to preach and tell you that drinking is all bad business we do want to warn you that overindulging too frequently can make you look older.
Alcohol can cause wrinkles. It dehydrates the skin, delaying the production of collagen and in turn deepening lines.
Because alcohol dehydrates the body it also slows down cellular turnover, which means dull skin. By quenching your thirst with an ice cold beer you’re not quenching your body’s need for water, and lack of water means your skin looks even duller. Sugary drinks are a double-whammy, the sugar molecules in sweet beverages cause glycation, a process in which sugar attaches to proteins, causing brittle and weak collagen.
Alcohol makes the eyes and face puffy, too. It dilates blood vessels and causes redistribution of fluids, which is then most apparent around the eye area.
Alcohol disrupts a healthy diet. Nobody wants to eat spinach after a night of drinking, and that’s because the body is trying to bring itself into balance by craving greasier and saltier foods which balance out alcohol’s high acid content.
These days most of us are looking for easy to use products that are affordable and effective. We often look to products that provide a multitude of different benefits, too. There is a thin line between skin care and cosmetics but there are mergers between the two. A very important step in any daytime regimen which comes before any cosmetic application is a good primer. You can save yourself some time by looking for a primer that offers added anti-aging benefits. There are all kinds of different ones to choose from but here are some of our favorite primers to add into your beauty regimen.
Boscia Skin Perfecting Primer: Contains Hydroxyproline and Lactobacillus which can leave skin looking smooth without an oily appearance. This product also contains Willow Herb, a unique anti-irritant, and Jojoba Leaf, a strong and effective antioxidant.
Fusion Beauty Prime Results Anti-Wrinkle Primer: Contains Matrixyl 3000™ to help improve the appearance of skin elasticity and tone, Rosa Multiflora Fruit Extract which can visibly reduces the appearance of adult pores, peptides to help improve skin firmness and Hyaluronic which helps to immediately plump fine lines or wrinkles.
While cleansing our face is typically one of the first things we do to start our day, and one of the last routines before bed at night, a good deep down cleaning can be overlooked. Manual cleansing can leave behind dirt, debris and oil. The Clarisonic is a device that has many great benefits to help your skin to look its best. Here are a few:
More than 2x as effective as manual cleansing
6X more makeup removal
Leaves skin feeling and looking younger and smoother
Increases product absorption
Clarisonic Mia Sonic Cleansing System is gentle enough for use twice daily
Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Helps reduce oily areas, dry skin patches and blemishes
Helps reduce the appearance of visible pores
Clarisonic Skin Care Brush System is waterproof
Brush heads are interchangeable with other Clarisonic Skin Care Systems
Suitable for use with any non-abrasive cleanser
Suitable for all skin types
Used and recommended by skin care professionals
Here at Skinstore.com we offer 3 different models of the Clarisonic. This quick overview will go over each of the models and their features to better assist you in determining which one would be best for you.
Clarisonic Mia– This device has all the benefits of the standard model in a smaller compact size with 1 speed. It is great for at home use or traveling, and it comes with an international charger as well. The Mia comes in a variety of colors such as white, pink, yellow, red, blue, turquoise, lavender and tangerine. This model comes with a 1 year manufacturer warranty.
Clarisonic Classic– This device is great for at home use, and has 2 speed settings for the face. It comes in white, pink, or gray and has a 2 year manufacturer warranty.
Clarisonic Plus– This system has 3 speeds for the face plus body mode for cleansing areas needing extra care and attention. It comes in white and in blue, and also has a universal charging cradle. As with the Classic, the Plus has a 2 year manufacturer warranty.
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