As we get older, priorities shift. The once “gotta have it” pair of killer heels is suddenly not so important anymore. Material belongings are short-lived. Lets face it, your favorite little black dress is no longer in style and your comfy heels have seen better days. These temporary treasures are disposable. Rather than just throwing money away on possessions that are fleeting, why not invest in yourself? You have to look at yourself everyday in the mirror, don’t you? So, why not look at the best representation of yourself, body and mind. Our bodies, skin, health and well being are invaluable. So splurge on your most valuable asset, yourself!
Here are a few of our favorite luxurious, most self indulgent products:
SkinMedica TNS Recovery Complex Best Results Kit is the next best thing to a genie in a bottle. TNS Recovery Complex has been featured on various talk shows like Oprah and The Doctors because of its exclusive Nouricel-MD complex which uses human growth factor to stimulate the repair and production of healthy youthful skin. The kit also includes Dermal Repair Cream that combines big hitter ingredients vitamin C and E, Hyaluronic Acid and Omega-3 Fatty Acid in a rich hydrating base. The Best Results Kit is a one two combo that will keep your skin in tip top shape.
Philip B Russian Amber Imperial Shampoo is the ultimate hair restorative treatment. Chemically damaged, parched locks are transformed into luminous bouncy hair after just one use. Your hair is flooded with vital nutrients vitamin B5, 11 Amino Acids, Chamomile, Grape See, Rosemary, Nettle, Burdock, Sage, Silk, Wheat, Shea Butter and Soy Proteins. Hair is stronger, shiny, and full of life.
Pevonia Youth-Renew Caviar Hand Cream addresses the most neglected skin on our bodies, our hands. The hands are one of the first body parts to show the signs of aging, especially sun damage and fine lines. But, this is not your ordinary run of the mill hand cream. The caviar formula not only hydrates and softens skin, it also exfoliates, lightens, nourishes, and provides UV protection.
SkinCeuticals Advanced Body Firming Lotion is a luxe firming body treatment. Soy isoflavones, pure vitamin E, nutrient-rich algae, and a variety of botanical extracts moisturize and replenish elasticity. The skin looks younger and more vibrant with accumulative results.
We can’t always sit in the lap of luxury, but it’s necessary to indulge in life’s pleasures every now and again. Go ahead, treat yourself.
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Lately, everyone is on a quest to either retain their youth they have, or turn back the hands of time to look younger. For those of us with pocket books that are not so deep as to afford cosmetic surgery (if needed), an injectable medicine with little to no down time sounds attractive!
But what exactly is Botox and where does it come from? In a nutshell Botox Cosmetic by Allergan is a low dosage of botulinum toxin that temporarily relaxes or temporarily paralyzes facial muscles. It was approved by the FDA in 1989 for limited use for eyelid spasms and crossed eyes. By 2002 it had been approved for use on moderate or severe frown lines and lines between the brows. By temporarily paralyzing select facial muscles, it can decrease your facial muscle’s ability to contract. The result is less wrinkling of the skin from repeated muscle movement. The results are temporary and can last anywhere from 3 – 6 months depending on the number of follow up treatments. Botox can also be used to treat hyperhydrosis or extreme sweating.
If you decide Botox is for you please make sure you see a qualified, trained physician or dermatologist. Botox is available by prescription only from a doctor. Botox “parties” have become a popular event where a licensed physician will offer services at a discounted rate if someone gets a group of people together and hosts the event. The concern is that although the doctor may be licensed to administer injectables, the doctor that attends the “party” may not be trained in the specialty of facial muscles and the administering of a facial muscle relaxant.
If the thought of needles and injections doesn’t sit well with you, you may want to consider some alternatives. There are products on the market that can give you an instant lifting and firming of the skin that lasts for several hours and some products have accumulative results.
For instant results:
Alchimie Forever’s Alexandrite Firming Gel for Neck and Bust is ideal to rejuvenate the delicate neck and décolleté area. The gel lifts and firms the skin, helping to impart a more toned and youthful appearance to this often-forgotten part of the body. It can also be used on the facial area and jaw line. The gel absorbs quickly, is not oily or sticky, and helps to prevent shine and reduce pore size.
Kinerase Extreme Lift Face is the alternative to physician administered injectables. This one of a kind formula fills in mild to moderate wrinkles for immediate, undeniable, proven results. It also visibly smoothes and fills trouble spots like forehead furrows, frown lines and crow’s feet. There is no discomfort or loss of facial expression and results are reversible within a day.
Dr. Brandt Lineless Lines No More is a filler and volumizer. It is formulated to help to fill and plump smile lines and nasolabial folds from the inside out, visibly decreasing the depth of wrinkles and folds while smoothing skin’s texture and appearance. Lineless Lines No More promotes youthful-looking skin. Can also be used on an ongoing basis for accumulative results.
For cumulative results:
Strivectin Instant Facial Sculpting Cream is an excellent product to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet. It also accentuates your cheekbones and jaw line as it lifts, tightens and tones your skin… making your face look more sculpted, youthful and defined. You may need to use the product for at least 4 weeks before seeing results and you will need to continue to use it to maintain results. So far I’ve had excellent results!
Kinerase Restructure Firming Face Cream Cream goes beyond stimulating collagen production to target critical elastin protein coils, combining the clinically-proven anti-aging power of Kinetin with revolutionary elastin-strengthening technology. Skin is deeply moisturized, contours are lifted and toned, and expression wrinkles are visibly smoothed.
This is a new product by Kinerase that has lasting results. This eye cream will stimulate collagen, target elasin protein coils to firm the skin, and visibly reduce wrinkles.
The Restructure Firming Eye Cream works by using a plant extract known as LOXL stimulator, which reinforces elastin proving lifting and firming benefits to the delicate eye area. This product also contains a powerful peptide complex to reduce wrinkles and prevent further damage. Also formulated with .15% Kinetin, a potent antioxidant that Kinerase is famous for, retains moisture in the skin and helps to repair and protect the eye area.
If you are looking for an excellent eye cream to firm, strengthen, and hydrate, the Restructure Firming Eye Cream will do just that. This eye cream is also beneficial in reducing expression lines, smoothing the skin, reducing wrinkle depth and providing an overall more improved appearance of the skin.
The Restructure Firming Eye Cream is paraben free and great for sensitive skin types that may wear contacts or have allergies. This eye cream is a must try for us devoted Kinerase users and everyone else will like it too!
Spring is here and summer will be upon us before we know it! We all know what better weather means; more socializing, more trips, more days at the pool and more exposure to the sun! Before you reconnect with all of your summer buddies, make sure you put your best foot forward. No one wants to look old and tired.
Here are some great suggestions on jump starting a skin care program that can revitalize, reduce signs of aging, fine lines and wrinkles:
To significantly reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and increase firmer skin use Menscience Anti-Aging Formula after you cleanse, before you put on moisturizer or SPF.
Once you’re back on track to cleaner, healthier, revitalized skin make sure you protect it from future sun damage and sun spotting due to harmful UVA & UVB rays. Go out and enjoy the great weather but make sure you have these two items to prevent damage and further aging:
Don’t forget to apply your sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going outdoors. If you’re going to stay outside for more than 90 minutes, reapply your sunscreen every 1 ½ – 2 hours. A little bit of protection can go a long way in preventing skin damage!
There you have it. Your everyday essentials! Now get out and enjoy the great weather.
PhotoFacial is a word you’ve probably heard before if you keep up on the latest and greatest in-office procedures. A PhotoFacial is administered by a medical technician to rejuvenate your skin and ensure a bright, even and glowing complexion. While a PhotoFacial is beneficial for lines, dull skin and even broken capillaries, it’s best for treating hyperpigmentation and sun damage.
A series of PhotoFacial treatments will normally be administered over the course of a few months, and can cost upwards of $2000 for the series. If your find PhotoFacials intriguing but can’t foot the bill, we have the next best thing for just about a $100.
Kinerase skincare, a leader in the cosmeceutical world, has created Kinerase PhotoFacials Sun Damage Reversal System, a revolutionary 3-step topical skincare system that replicates the sun damage reversal benefits of one of the top dermatologist procedures, PhotoFacials, at home. The revolutionary system is formulated to work synergistically to stop, correct, and protect from the signs of sun damage to restore soft, radiant skin.
The Kinerase PhotoFacials Sun Damage Reversal System contains three simple products to ensure a simple and easy to use routine. The first step is the Kinerase PhotoFacials Daily Exfoliating Cleanser which contains a combination of powerful yet gentle fruit enzymes which mildly exfoliate the skin while also improving hydration for a brighter, glowing complexion. The cleanser contains SepiTonic M3, a multi-mineral active ingredient, which consist of zinc, copper and magnesium that re-energizes the skin by stimulating cell turnover. It also contains Kinetin, and pomegranate extract for antioxidant protection, as well as jojoba and silica beads to gently remove dead skin cell build-up. The cleanser’s creamy consistency ensures that your skin will stay hydrated and supple while it’s thoroughly exfoliated.
The Day Moisturizer with SPF50 is a highly effective rejuvenating and preventative product with an SPF of 50, it contains Kinetin like the rest of Kinerase products, but also contains a new, powerful blend of lightening ingredients; lactic acid, kojic acid, mulberry extract, bearberry extract, and licorice extract. The high content of palmitoyl glycine promotes collagen production, thus firming and strengthening the skin, while a peptide blend works synergistically to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The SPF50 is composed of UVA and UVB skin protectants, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, so irritation is kept at a minimum and your skin is protected to the maximum.
The Night Moisturizer also uses kinetin and peptides, but instead of the alpha hydroxy acid blend it incorporates a patented lightening formulation called SepiWhite. SepiWhite is unique pigment-targeting agent that works by halting 6 different stages of melanin pigments production. The product also contains another patented ingredient called SepiCalm. SepiCalm soothes the skin and reduces irregular melanin production. The Night Moisturizer also contains purified pomegranate extract, as well as brown algae extract to provide antioxidant protection and to promote firmness and elasticity of the skin. The high content of Matrixyl 3000 provides retinol-like benefits without any irritation or redness. The beta glucan component provides a soothing action and stimulates skin’s natural immune response while promoting skin regeneration.
We understand that in this economy the much coveted PhotoFacial can be out of reach, so we suggest that you invest $100 into the hard-working Kinerase PhotoFacial Sun Damage Reversal system to achieve amazing results that’ll have everyone wondering just what you’ve done with your skin.