Dehydration is a condition that can affect all skin types. There are both external and internal factors that can lead to dehydration. Common causes are change in climate, pollution, hormonal changes, being on a first name basis with your local baristas…just to name a few.
If you are battling with dehydration, one factor to consider is your current skin care regimen. Are you using the right products for your skin? For example, if you only experience the occasional breakout here and there but you are using an acne cleanser, it may be too aggressive for you and could be stripping too much of your skin’s natural oils. Try switching to a mild cleanser and using a spot treatment instead.
One way to add additional moisture back into your skin is to incorporate a hydrating serum into your current routine.
My personal favorite is the H2O Plus Oasis 24 Hydrating Booster. This oil-free formula absorbs easily into your skin without leaving a heavy or greasy feeling. The Hydrating Booster has time-released moisture to help maintain hydration throughout the day. One quick tip; the product does need to be shaken prior to each use. Also, since I started using the Hydrating Booster I have found that I am using less of my moisturizer each day so I’m saving money!
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Natural products pack a powerful punch! Our top natural eye creams deliver impressive results with a high concentration of quality natural botanicals while keeping chemicals to a minimum.
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair Eye Treatment is a top performing, powerful wrinkle fighter that nourishes the eye area and instantly lifts and firms. Juice Beauty utilizes cell rejuvenation technology with a proprietary blend of organic fruit stem cells, vitamin C and essential fatty acids. This product works at the cellular level to repair DNA and speed up cellular renewal.
Arcona Eye Dew provides hydration and helps to prevent lines and wrinkles from forming. Its instant brightening effect makes it an ideal eye treatment for under-makeup application. Skin is repaired and elasticity levels increase. Soothing blueberry extract and vitamin E nourish the delicate eye area.
Dermelect Cosmecuticals has been formulated jointly by medical professionals and licensed estheticians who believe in products that give you real results. After three years of research renowned industry leaders bring you new stem cell technology, and the results are remarkable.
Dermelect believes that stem cells are the future of skin care. Because so many of us are affected by aging, stem cells can help combat the visible signs of aging and reverse already-existing damage. Dermelect uses stem cells from the Swiss Alpine Rose. An alpine rose is able to thrive and grow remarkably well in the most extreme conditions, such as drought, sun exposure, and severe cold. Our cells are very important because they control the formation, maintenance, renewal and repair of the entire skin, our largest organ. Unfortunately, humans have a limited stem cell capacity, as we age our skin loses its and its ability to produce healthy tissue. Alpine Rose stem cells help to repair tissue, inhibit inflammation, and protect the skin from UV oxidative stress. The stem cells also address discoloration and loss of collagen because they fight off destructive free radicals to help protect the skin.
A 17 day study by Dermelect showed 45% of wrinkles were less visible and the complexion was 54% more radiant. Dermelect believes in an easy and effective skin care approach that will address targeted concerns while using cutting edge ingredients. The products can offer real solutions for anyone with aging skin or those who wants to preserve the health and condition of their skin.
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Dr.Dennis Gross is a New York City dermatologist to the elite, and he’s famous worldwide for his Alpha Beta Daily Face Peels. This year Dr.Gross took his innovation even further and created Alpha Beta Glow Pads. Not just any self-tanning pads, mind you, they’re exfoliating alpha and beta hydroxyl acid pads that are enriched with vitamins, antioxidants and a self-tanning compound. Each pad nourishes the skin, provides anti-aging, brightening, and anti-acne benefits while giving the skin a natural, sun-kissed, radiant look.
This revolutionary product works in four ways:
1. Prep Step
Exfoliates the skin with an alpha and beta hydroxyl acid blend, which keeps the pores clear and acne breakouts at bay (while also inducing collagen production! Wow!) 2. Treat Step
Nourishes the skin with antioxidants and vitamins. The Glow Pads have vitamins A, C and E that help to prevent collagen breakdown. Vitamin B helps to promote skin healing and cell regeneration.
3. Color Step
Saturates the skin with encapsulated DHA that provides a believable sun-kissed look, while soy proteins guarantee a natural hue and a long-lasting color.
4. Radiance & Luminosity Step
Adds radiance and glow to the skin with vitamin D. Vitamin D gives the skin a sun-kissed look without sun exposure, and helps for the other vitamins to perform better.
The Dr.Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pads never leave your skin orange, streaky, or smelly (no more of that maple-syrup self-tanner smell!). These pads can be used in conjunction with the Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel (or with the Extra Strength Alpha Beta Peel) on a daily basis, or when you need that little pick-me-up! Who wouldn’t want believable, natural color, anti-aging benefits and exfoliation in a streak-free self-tanning formula?! Everyone at SkinStore.com (even the guys) can attest to just how wonderful this product is.
If you’ve tried it, we’d love to know what you think! Share with us on Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments below!
Don’t surrender to wrinkles, fight back! StriVectin’s newest Wrinkle-Fighting Trio Kit is your best defense against aging. The set includes a three step plan of attack: StriVectin-SD Instant Retexturizing Scrub (.75 oz), StriVectin-HS Hydro-Thermal Deep Wrinkle Serum (.5 oz), and StriVectin SD Intensive Concentrate for Stretch Marks and Wrinkles.
First, polish and prep your skin for treatment with the Instant Retexturizing Scrub. This scrub cleanses, smoothes and primes the skin for optimal absorption of treatment products. Skin texture is also improved with continued use.
Next, get to the root of the problem with Hydro-Thermal Deep Wrinkle Serum. This heat activated serum travels to the deepest layers of the skin where your wrinkles begin. The serum was developed to penetrate deeply into the skin helping to preserve the integrity of the Dermal Epidermal Junction. Over time the appearance of even the most pronounced wrinkles are lessened.
The final step in defense is StriVectin SD Intensive Concentrate for Stretch Marks and Wrinkles. StriVectin SD is a powerful treatment product and hydrator in one that fights stretch marks and wrinkles. This re-engineered formula has 4x more peptides and patented NIA-114 technology. NIA-114 was discovered in skin cancer prevention research to help rebuild skin layers. StriVectin’s Intensive Concentrate for Stretch Marks and Wrinkles has a proprietary complex of 8% NIA-114 and Peptide Actives which has been clinically proven to improve the appearance of wrinkles and stretch marks in as few as 2-8 weeks. The results speak for themselves!
The new StriVectin-SD Wrinkle Fighting Trio Kit is just in time for spring and a great gift idea for Mother’s Day! Hurry though, quantities are limited. This kit will only be available while supplies last.
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We start our days and end our days with a refreshing cleanse. While there a million cleansers specific to different skin types, there are a few products which are star cleansers that are suitable for almost everyone. These are cleansers that no matter what your skin needs, can work efficiently and gently.
Here are some of the top contenders for this important daily step:
• Caudalie Cleansing Water – This cleanser removes dirt and makeup without needing to be rinsed off. It encapsulates dirt particles and sweeps them away. Great on the go, or for those with water sensitivities.
• Purlisse Pur Delicate Gentle Soy Milk Cleanser – This gentle and non- irritating cleanser is made from a blend of soy milk, soy proteins, whole oat, and white tea. It’s a non-foaming cleanser which helps to balance the skin while removing make-up.
• iS Clinical Cleansing Complex – This cleanser helps to remove dead skin cells, refines the pores, helps to balance the skin, and can even be used for shaving. The ultimate multi-tasker!
• Clarisonic Gentle Hydro Cleanser – This cleanser just so happens to be created by the makers of the fabulous Clarisonic device. It is a non-foaming cleanser that contains aloe, cucumber, green tea, and vitamin E to help soothe the skin while providing antioxidant protection against future damage. It’s great for use along with your Clarisonic system or it can be used alone!
Do you have a favorite multi-tasking cleanser? We’d love to know!
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Suffering from under eye dark circles? We’ve got just what you need! One of our customer’s favorite eye creams which address both the underlying and superficial causes of dark under eye circles is EmerginC Lighten Up Under Eye Circle Fighter. This wonder cream is a potent, comprehensive and effective dark circle fighter with state-of-the-art topical lighteners and skin strengtheners. It contains a blend of Grape Fruit Extract, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Green Tea, Aloe, and Jojoba Oil.
This product has five star reviews from our customers. Customer AllieLib wrote, “I love this product! I have tried so many under eye creams that claim to lighten and help dark circles, and none of them have truly worked until emerginC’s ‘under eye circle fighter’. I saw results after the first application and it just kept getting better! I’m loving this product, and am so happy to have finally found something that works!!” We love this kind of feedback!
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Let’s talk wrinkles. We all have some type of wrinkle on our skin, but do we know what causes wrinkles, the different types, and most importantly how to diminish the appearance of them? According to the Fitzpatrick scale there are 3 classes of wrinkles: superficial wrinkles, fine-to-moderately deep wrinkles, and fine-to-deep wrinkles. The severity of the wrinkle will determine which treatment option is appropriate for you.
Mark Twain once said “Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been”. In that case we should all be delighted about our wrinkles right? We have earned our laugh lines, battle scars, and wisdom; but now I think we deserve a break for all of our hard work!
There is hope for reducing the appearance of wrinkles, sometimes just by minimally using effective products and/or procedures. You will want to look for products that contain active ingredients to resurface your skin while boosting collagen and elastin. You can start by using a mild exfoliant such as glycolic acid and a topical retinol such as the Skinceuticals Retinol. Ther’es a a .5% for sensitive skin and a 1% for more tolerant or problematic skin. This will help the appearance of uneven skin tone; improve wrinkles and texture while encouraging collagen production.
If your wrinkles are beyond laugh lines and are not as superficial as they were in your 20’s and 30’s you may want to look into alternative treatments to use in conjunction with your anti aging products. Procedures include microdermabrasion, IPL photofacials, injectables, or skin laser resurfacing. You will want to consult your dermatologist for your best treatment options available for your specific concerns.
The key to your success for fighting the signs of aging is prevention. You should limit your sun exposure at all times, and make sure you are always wearing a sunscreen with an SPF30 or higher. You will want to look for a sunscreen with both UVA and UVB protection. UVA rays are the main culprits for premature aging on the skin because they penetrate more deeply, so make sure you are choosing a broad spectrum sunscreen. A good sunscreen to try is the La Roche Posay Anthelios 40 Sunscreen. Wearing a daily sunscreen will help to prevent breakdown on your skin while promoting a healthy glow. Aside from the sun, watch out for the other no no’s such as smoking, poor nutrition, and not hydrating your skin properly.
We are all going to age eventually, but we don’t necessarily need to look our age… right?
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Baby Quasar, one of the most innovative anti-aging companies has developed a brand new device, the Baby Quasar MD.
The new Baby Quasar MD is 3x more powerful and more effective than the original, so you will be able to achieve professional results in half the time. It is the most powerful and effective consumer device available, and was previously only used in medical facilities.
The device works by emitting infrared light and four different wavelengths that stimulating your skin to increase blood flow and circulation. As the skin ages it produces less collagen and hyaluronic acid which will make the skin deteriorate over time. The Baby Quasar MD will generate the production of new collagen which will improve the overall condition of your skin. It will soothe and heal the skin, it will also firm, treat large pores, reduce wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. You can also use the device on the green mode for up to 12 minutes at a time, to treat pain such as arthritis, sprains, and wounds.
The new MD is just as easy to use as the original and just as portable. The MD has three settings, an orange LED low for sensitive skin, red LED high for normal skin, and a continuous wave green setting which is the highest power setting to increase blood flow and circulation. There is an indicator light on top of the device which will indicate which mode you are in.
When you begin using the Baby Quasar MD treatment you will want to make sure your skin is clean with no makeup or skin care products except for a hydrating serum. You will also want to remove any jewelry. The Baby Quasar pure silk is recommended to use in conjunction with your quasar before you begin treatment. Visually divide your face in 6 different sections and use the device for 2 minutes on each area of the face. The device will beep when it’s time to move to a different area of the face.
Rather then using the device 2-3 times per week with the original Baby Quasar, it’s recommended that you use the Baby Quasar MD only once per week for 24-36 minutes per treatment. Because of the strength you can use the Quasar MD up to two times per week; this will allow your skin enough time to regenerate and to prevent dryness from overuse. To clean the Baby Quasar you can use a cotton pad with alcohol or hydrogen peroxide after each use.
The Baby Quasar MD can be used on all skin types, it is Dermatologist recommended, and is FDA approved and accepted. The quasar will make a great addition to any skin care regimen because it will boost the benefits of any products you are already using. If you have any medical concerns we suggest first consulting your doctor or dermatologist before using this device.
It’s an amazing thing when ingredients that usually should not be paired together are formulated to work in perfect harmony, and then condensed into one super product!
Say hello to Reti-C SPF15 by Vichy! This product offers numerous benefits all in one tube. Personally I can give testament for Vichy. The products from the line may seem very simple but the products definitely work! I know that with any of their products I can feel assured that I didn’t waste my money or my time. The Reti-C SPF 15 contains retinol and vitamin c to correct signs of aging, such as lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and even acne. Plus, Reti-C SPF15 provides essential moisture and sunscreen protection!
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