Have you struggled most of your life to combat and conceal that redness in your cheeks and nose that just won’t go away? This could be a condition usually referred to as Telangiectasia or Couperose Skin characterized by enlarged capillary veins near the surface of the skin. While many may think this is a flushed look from heat exhaustion or sunburn, in reality neither of those are the cause of this ongoing condition. Therefore most home remedies of cool packs don’t have much long term effect.
SkinStore carries several great products that will help strengthen those capillary vein walls, calm and sooth irritation and minimize the appearance of these veins. The result is healthier looking skin with reduced redness.
We suggest considering any one of the following products to reduce redness:
If you’re on the market for a new sunscreen product for this year’s sizzling summer do we have good news for you! La Roche Posay, an innovative skin care company and progressive sunscreen pioneer launched their newest and best. La Roche Posay Anthelios Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50 is a sheer and lightweight all-mineral sunscreen that provides broad spectrum sun protection. The formula is an elegant fluid that soaks right in without leaving a residue or a white caste on the skin. Micronized Titanium Dioxide offers long-lasting broad spectrum protection with advanced efficacy against UVA and UVB rays, while Cell-Ox Shield, a powerful patent-pending antioxidant complex featuring Senna Alata, protects the skin cells against damage.
The benefits are outstanding, and because this formula contains a natural mineral sunscreen there is no waiting time; once the fluid is applied it’s effective immediately. As minerals naturally adhere to the skin the sheer fluid formula is remarkably water resistant, too! It’s also great for sensitive skin, and acne prone skin as is non-comedogenic.
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The pure cloud cleanser by skyn ICELAND is a rich creamy cleanser that works great for dry or sensitive skin types. It is formulated with glacial water to soothe and hydrate the skin and also contains calming extracts to condition and protect. Our customers love this new cleanser from skyn ICELAND and we think you will too!
The pure cloud cleanser is so gentle you can use it as an eye makeup remover too.
You will feel like you’re on a cloud of freshness when using this cleanser because it will never dry or strip the natural oils in your skin. This frothy formula contains rich shea butter, aloe juice, cocoa seed butter, and cranberry oil. Shea and cocoa butter will provide hydration while promoting cell renewal. This dreamy cleanser also contains Vitamin A and E to keep your skin healthy and protected. The pure cloud cleaner is ideal for dry to very dry skin types and even those with sensitive or reactive skin. It is also a great cleanser to use post procedure if you are experiencing any redness, inflammation, or peeling, because it will gently cleanse and replenish your skin (but consult with your derm first, as always).
Skyn ICELAND uses pure glacial water in all of their products to address stressed and sensitive skin types. Skyn Iceland is also paraben free and is formulated with skyn iceland’s biospheric complex. The biospheric complex contains a blend of water, oxygen, and vital nutrients to replenish and restore your skin. Anyone with dry, stressed, or sensitive skin will love this cleanser!
For those of us that like to exfoliate, scrub, and slough off our skin on a regular basis, we often run the risk of overdoing it. The SkinCeuticals Epidermal repair has been specifically formulated for skin that has been compromised by in office peels or at-home blunders. It contains beta glucan and centella asiatica which provide a protective veil on the skin and help to repair and restore the skin barrier function while helping to stimulate collagen production.
The SkinCeuticals Epidermal repair will help with inflammation and will also help to soothe the skin to lessen irritation. If you use this product post-procedure it will help to protect, heal, soothe, and can also prevent scarring (but consult with your doctor before use).
It also makes a nice makeup base for us dry skin types because it contains dimethicone which helps to seal in moisture while preventing peeling and flaking. This is also a great product to use if you have sunburn, windburn, rosacea, or if you are a retinol user. The Epidermal Repair will be a skin saver for anyone that may have overdone it with the peel or treatment, and wants to avoid looking red, scaly or blistered.
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Exfoliation is an important element of any skin care routine. However, if you are dealing with sensitive skin you may feel your options are limited. Well, I have good news for you. Those wonderful folks at Juice Beauty have formulated a version of their for sensitive skin.*
The Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive is a gentler, but just as effective version of the original. This weekly exfoliating peel combines a 10% blend of alpha-hydroxy acids with raw cane sugar to revive your complexion and reveal a fresh new you. This peel is also full of vitamin antioxidants and essential nutrients designed to hydrate and nourish your skin.
Check out this video for even more information and step-by-step instructions.
*A patch test behind the ear is recommended prior to first use.
Ahhhh the beautiful world of Caudalie. An original story and a rigorous philosophy truly make the Caudalie line one of a kind. It all began in 1993 with a young couple on the lands of one of the most prestigious wineries in the world- Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte. Their passion for skincare, well being and everything grape evolved into a world renowned company known as Caudalie Paris today. The Caudalie brand draws on years of research conducted at the Bordeaux University to bring grape seed polyphenols and resveratrol to the savvy, antioxidant-loving consumer. And to this day, Caudalie and Bordeaux University continue to research and formulate new products to address consumers’ ever-evolving concerns.
So, what’s in a name? Caudalie is a French term used by professional wine tasters. The more Caudalie a wine has- the better it is! And Caudalie truly is the crème of the crop in the skin care industry. Each product is backed by years of testing and research and every product contains potent active ingredients to bring results. Caudalie is a natural line that uses organic ingredients and the purest formulas. The products never contain parabens, pehnoxyethanols, sodium laureth sulfates, mineral oils, or synthetic colorings. Caudalie doesn’t test on animals and never uses animal products.
Caudalie’s Vinotherapie Spa and spa treatments also set the brand apart from the rest. The Vinotherapie spa utilizes natural spring water, essential oils, wine wraps, and of course, Caudalie’s comprehensive line of products is used in facial treatments. There’s even a Caudalie spa at the legendary New York Plaza Hotel!
If you want to experience Caudalie at its best we suggest trying their brand new product; Caudalie Vine Body Butter. It’s the answer to all your dry skin woes. If you want an ultra nourishing, repairing and luxurious treatment then this rich, deeply hydrating body moisturizer, enhanced with nourishing Grape Seed Butter, Omega 6, Vitamin E, minerals and proteins is key. Caudalie Vine Body Butter melts into the skin while grape seed oil induces cell regeneration and fighting off oxidative stress. The result? Dewy, radiant, hydrated and soothed skin that feels and smells amazing.
Effective, natural, glamorous ~ Caudalie has it all!
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Customers frequently call in wanting to know what products will help alleviate their ongoing symptoms of redness in their cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead. Many times customers describe small bumps or pimples that accompany the redness along with occasional itching or irritation especially during times of extreme environmental heat or cold.
Some may just need more intense hydration and products that help address dilated capillary veins that produce redness. For others this can be an ongoing medical condition called Rosacea that should be diagnosed and supervised by a physician. There is no cure for Rosacea, however there are skin care products and regimens designed to help alleviate irritation and calm the skin.
Pevonia Botanica provides four excellent products that help soothe and calm sensitive skin using Green Tea, Licorice and Chamomile. RS2 Gentle Cleanser gently cleans and removes surface impurities while calming and desensitizing the skin. Rose RS2 Gentle Lotion is a gentle toning lotion with Licorice, Green Tea, and Chamomile to help reduce blotchiness. RS2 Concentrate is an excellent serum that helps strengthen capillaries (fine veins), control blotchiness and decongest pores. The final step is RS2 Care Cream with UV protection to hydrate your skin, protect it from damaging UV rays and promote vaso-constriction (reducing fine vein redness).
The B. Kamins line also provides four wonderful products to soothe the symptoms of rosacea. Booster Blue Rosacea Cleanser helps to remove dirt and impurities while soothing and calming redness using B. Kamins Bio-Maple compound and chamomile. Booster Blue Soothing Skin Concentrate is an anti-inflammatory serum that helps reduce redness and calm and soothe skin. Booster Blue Soothing Day Cream is a daily moisturizer with SPF to help moisturize, relieve inflammation, protect against UV rays and create an antioxidant barrier to protect skin cells from free radicals. Finally the Booster Blue Rosacea Masque is a weekly facial treatment that is applied to wet skin and allowed to dry for 5-10 minutes and removed with water to reduce redness and promote a healthier complexion.
Even if you don’t have rosacea but experience problems with dilated capillaries or very sensitive skin, both of these product lines are excellent choices to help overcome those red cheek woes!
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Shea butter is a highly beneficial ingredient. It protects, nourishes and moisturizes the skin. Shea butter is an intensely nourishing ingredient perfect for use anywhere on the body. It is suitable for all skin types including dry skin, sensitive skin and even a baby’s skin. When added to soap, shea butter makes the soap milder and adds moisturizing properties. Shea butter also has natural antioxidant properties and contains cinnamic acid which provides UV protection.
L’Occitane is well known for its use of shea butter and has been using it in a variety of its beauty products for over 20 years.
Working in the skin care industry has created a product connoisseur out of me! Starting from a regimen of never touching my face with anything but water, to testing a bunch of different products and eliminating those I didn’t like to being able to find some products that suited my picky, sensitive skin. My favorite? La Roche Posay!
Recently we had an up close and personal with the usual La Roche Posay products, as well as some updates for the product line. To my surprise, I was very pleased with the information I encountered. I happen to be the stubborn, reactive skin type that never feels relieved or satisfied by the products I try on my face. On top of being very reactive, I also have an oily t-zone and we’ll just say many scattered sun kisses. During our updates we went over how the product line is safe for all skin types and especially sensitive. Going behind the brand name and into the details was very assuring and helpful. This is just a short version of the information we went over- La Roche Posay uses clinical testing on their products to ensure maximum efficacy and has been committed to dermatology for 30 years. All of their products are 100% hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, do not contain any potentially irritating fragrance or ingredients and all contain their famous, soothing thermal spring water. After the review I decided to put the products to the test to see if the results fit the descriptions.
I can testify that I can put full trust in La Roche Posay and that my skin will benefit. The products were not over bearing in scent or in texture. Those two elements are my key concerns. With daily use the products have not caused any negative reactions with my skin and I have seen improvements already after just a couple weeks. Usually in this case my skin becomes irritated, red and blemishes seem to make a consistent appearance. The products I liked the best and chose as my hero products to add to my skin regimen are the Derm AOX & Effaclar AI. So when you feel that at times there is no hope, keep looking! The best is always around the corner and my suggestion is to look within La Roche Posay.
This is a follow up to my article about essential oils. Here are some products SkinStore carries that you may find helpful that contain aromatic blends of essential oils and extracts to calm the mind, refresh the body and beautify the skin.
Phyto Phytopolleine Botanical Scalp Treatment: This product has a blend of 100% essential oils to stimulate the scalp and promote hair growth while controlling oil production. Essential oils include lemon peel oil, rosemary, sage, cajeput, and cypress.
Rene Furterer Complexe 5 Regenerating Plant Extract:You will want to keep this product in your shower and use once a week, trust me! It has a pleasant citrus smell that makes you feel like you are really treating yourself and your hair to something wonderful. Essential oils include orange, lavender, and thyme.
Kerstin Florian Aromatherapy Harmony Body Oil:This is an old favorite of mine, and it works great for at home spa treatments. Mix a few drops with an unscented lotion, massage into skin and enjoy. Essential oils included in this product are lavender, geranium, mandarin, and grapefruit oil.
Melvita Plant Oils Hemp Oil: This is wonderful body oil and it can also be used on the face. You can use this product alone or with a moisturizer. It is extremely hydrating without any greasy sticky leftovers.
Sundari Essential Oil for Dry Skin: This is a great skin booster for someone with dry dull skin looking to add some hydration. A blend of almond, sesame, orange and rose oil make this an excellent product for repairing and brightening the skin.
Yonka Pamplemousse PG:Works great for those oily combination skin types. It also will help lighten and brighten your skin with Yonka’s custom blend of essential oils.
Juice Beauty Oil Free Moisturizer: This is a nice matte finish moisturizer that works best for oily to combination skin types. It instantly hydrates your skin with a blend of fruit extracts such as apple, grape, and aloe juice. Antioxidants of Vitamin A,C, B5, and E have also been included to protect the skin.