Posts Tagged ‘sun damage’

Vitamin D!

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While we all love the bright sunshine, we are warned daily to keep our interaction with the sun to a minimum and to use SPF protection to block the harmful rays. What we don’t realize is that without the sun we most likely may not be getting enough of the essential Vitamin D our body needs and what the importance of the vitamin is.

Vitamin D plays a very important role in our bodies. This vitamin is involved in regulating minerals in our bodies. Vitamin D also works in boosting your immune system, preventing autoimmune diseases and even preventing cancer. It helps to restore weak bones, and helps to heal psoriasis. So the bottom line is that it is a very essential vitamin our body needs to stay healthy and one that we can become deficient in easily. It is important to be aware of the amounts we get to maintain a healthy balance. You can obtain this important vitamin in other ways without sun damage but it’s up to you to reach out. Aside from supplements, there are skin care products specifically formulated to supply your skin with D. I suggest the Goldfaden Vitamin D Face Cream. We can stay safe by being aware and addressing the proper concerns we have. You can still blow the sun a quick kiss without losing some of the benefits it has to offer.

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Purlisse Pur~Protect SPF 30

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The hot summer months are upon us and it’s time to think sun screen. With sun damage being the number one cause of aging skin, sunscreen is the best and easiest way to protect and preserve a youthful appearance.

Purlisse Pur~Protect SPF 30 not only protects your skin from damaging UVA/UVB rays, but it’s also an anti aging moisturizer. This 2 in 1 light weight moisturizer has a unique combination of peptides, Vitamin E, Soy Proteins, White Tea, and Blue Lotus. The powerful antioxidant complex stimulates vascular growth, increases smoothness and firms the skin.

Best of all, you won’t feel like you’re wearing a sunscreen! It has a non-greasy and non-whitening formula, which allows for perfect application under makeup and is great for all skin tones and types. It’s continually a SkinStore staff favorite. Don’t leave home without it this summer!

Save Face! Say No to Skin Cancer with Cover FX

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A sunny complexion may be trendy, but comes with a hefty price. One in every three cancers diagnosed is skin cancer and 80% of all skin cancers are caused by over exposure to the sun or tanning beds. Each year in the United States and Canada there are more new cases of skin cancer diagnosed than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer combined.

There are plenty of alternatives to achieve a bronzed glow without hitting the tanning beds. Simply fake it, don’t bake it! CoverFX is the ultimate complexion destination for glowing, healthy, and beautiful looking skin! With its extensive color palette virtually anyone’s complexion can be flawless with coverage that is never heavy. This beauty of a brand is Dermatologists 1st choice for flawless looking skin. Check out all of the great Cover FX products at!

One of our faves is the BritePrep FX SPF 50. This product is a complexion brightening primer with broad spectrum SPF 50. Tired, dull skin is instantly brightened and the appearance of sun spots and hyperpigmentation is reduced.

For the month of June our friends at Cover FX have launched their inaugural sun safety campaign. Check out the Cover FX’s Facebook page for details of their campaign! Don’t forget, you can purchase your BritePrep FX SPF 50 at!

Source: Skin Cancer Foundation,

Purlisse Pur Bright

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Skin discoloration is a top concern for many people these days. The sun, genetics, and environmental factors all play a role in the appearance of our skin. Fortunately, consumers are becoming savvier in their skin care choices. And the more research consumers do, the more they want safe and effective products to help with hyper pigmentation. Purlisse has the solution with their new product called Pur~Bright.

Pur~Bright is a safe and clinically proven hydroquinone-free skin brightening serum that is suitable for all skin types and ethnicities. Pur~Bright contains the signature Purlisse blend of 9 powerful plant extracts that will brighten and even out skin tone while helping to decrease age spots. Pur~Bright also contains powerful antioxidants like white tea and blue lotus to help protect the skin against free radical damage, and it also contains Vitamin C to protect and brighten the skin. A blend of avocado oils and natural squalene will help to soothe sensitive skin. Pur~Bright also contains extracts of neem, licorice and prune to further address hyper pigmentation and sun damage.

Found in all Purlisse products is the exclusive Lotus Lupine 5 complex which contains a blend of 5 key ingredients that are scientifically proven to address age prevention. The 5 effective ingredients are lupine peptides, blue lotus flower, white tea, soy proteins, and sea silk. You can use Pur~Bright twice daily or as needed to achieve optimal results.

As with any skin lightening product make sure to use sunscreen for optimum benefits and skin protection. The Purlisse Pur Protect SPF 30 Essential Daily Moisturizer is an outstanding choice!

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StriVectin-SH Age Protect SPF30/PA+++

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We all know that when it comes to skin health, wearing sunscreen on a daily basis is as essential as drinking plenty of water, taking our vitamins, and getting ample sleep. In fact, we know that sunscreen is the single most important step in our skincare regimen. What many of us don’t know if that most conventional sunscreen products only protect against UVB rays, but UVA rays, which are invisible, are just as damaging to our skin. UVB rays are known as the burning rays, the ones that force melanocytes into overdrive to produce color to protect our cells, and thus a tan line is an indicator of skin damage. UVA rays are the aging rays, the ones that makes our skin crinkly and wrinkly – but don’t always produce a burn. Both UVA and UVB rays are ever present, even on cloudy days. That’s why it’s of the utmost importance to wear sunscreen on a daily basis to protect your skin from both UVA and UVB damage.

The new StriVectin-SH Age Protect SPF 30 is an ultra sheer yet highly potent oil-free treatment sunscreen that delivers the highest grade UVA protection available while shielding from UVB rays with sun protection factor of 30. This elegant formula also contains the patented NIA-144 molecule, which is clinically proven to repair sun damage while strengthening the skin’s barrier. The StriVectin-SH formula also contains a potent berry antioxidant blend to protect the cells and collagen against degradation and free radicals. And the product not only smells like delicious cucumber but also soothes the skin with cucumber and rose extracts.

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Fading Freckles

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Growing up my dad would always joke around with me and say, “Sweetie, it looks like you’ve swallowed a millions dollars and popped out in pennies!” When I was ten I thought it was funny, but now it seems more like a nightmare I can’t get rid of. Since I learned to stay out of harms way by using sunscreen, my freckles have lessened, but if you’re like me you may need some extra help in fading residual pigmentation.

Hydroquinone and different forms of AHA (alpha hydroxy acids) are chemical approaches to lightening and exfoliating the top layer of the skin. Since melanin gathers at the surface, stimulating the cell turn over will trigger new cells to form and the pigmented upper layer to slough off, exposing fresh and new skin underneath.

If you need help picking out your anti-freckle products, our aestheticians here at SkinStore are always happy to help!

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NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention UVA/UVB Sunscreen SPF30/PA+++

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The days of greasy, chalky sunscreen are over. Sunscreen formulations are becoming much more elegant, and NIA24 (the sun damage correction & prevention expert) has once again stepped up to the plate with an innovative and impressive sunscreen product. You may be familiar with the renown NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30, a physical sunscreen that helps to correct and prevent sun damage while supplying the skin with Pro-Niacin, a skin-strengthening compound. And now we want to introduce you to NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention Mineral Sunscreen’s big brother! NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention UVA/UVB Sunscreen SPF30 is here just in time for the sunny months.

NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention UVA/UVB Sunscreen SPF30/PA+++ contains a blend of active sunscreens that help to protect the skin from UVA (aging) and UVB (burning) rays. This special SPF blend has a rating of PA+++, which stands for the protection grade of a sun protection factor (SPF) product. While most SPF products receive a rating of PA+, NIA24 receives a rating of PA+++, the highest grade of defense against aging rays.

This advanced, super-absorbent formula contains Pro-Niacin which is clinically shown to improve skin tone, texture, and reduce hyper pigmentation caused by previous sun damage. It also contains ceramides, which promote vibrancy, and mango butter which nourishes the skin. Although this product is power-packed with a lot of ingredients it absorbs very quickly and doesn’t ever leave your skin feeling greasy or looking shiny. And because this formula is made to be sheer you can rest assured that you’ll never have a white residue left behind. NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention UVA/UVB Sunscreen SPF30/PA+++ works great for all skin types, is oil-free, non-comedogenic and is dermatologist recommended!

This elegant product provides your skin with superb protection without feeling medicinal or smelling like your grandma’s sunscreen. Now you’ve really got no excuses to expose your delicate skin to the sun’s harmful rays.

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Hand Concerns

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Hands need love too! We all have different lifestyles and skin so it’s no mystery that before we decide on products to use, we need to pin-point our concerns. Not all hands are created equal. Neither are hand creams! Do your hands feel dry, do they have wrinkles, is there sun damage or do we just need heavy repair? There are going to be products which can address each concern specifically. Here is a guide to help with the different concerns:

If you are looking for a deeply nourishing and hydrating product, look towards nourishing and hydrating products like the following: Barielle Intensive Hand Treatment Cream, AHAVA Dermud Intensive Nourishing Hand Cream, and L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream.

If your hands have age spots and sun damage, look towards these products which can help assist: NIA24 Sun Damage Repair for Decolletage & Hands, Jan Marini Age Intervention Hands, and Goldfaden Hands On.

If you have concerns based around wrinkles or lack of skin firmness, look towards products that can assist such as: StriVectin HC Hand Cream, MD Forte Hand & Body Cream, and Dermelect Timeless Anti-Aging Hand Treatment.

Tell us about your favorite hand cream! We’d love to know!

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Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pads

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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 (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!

Strivectin-SD Wrinkle-Fighting Trio Kit

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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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