Dr. Perricone addresses the signs of aging in a three tiered approach with an anti-inflammatory diet, nutritional supplements, and topical anti-oxidants. All elements are designed to work synergistically promoting optimum health for your skin, body and mind.
An anti-inflammatory diet consists of high-quality protein, like that found in poultry, fish, shellfish and tofu, low-glycemic carbohydrates such as colorful fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains like beans, lentils, legumes and old-fashioned oatmeal. Additionally, healthy fats especially those found in salmon, halibut, herring, nuts, seeds, and olive oil are essential to the diet. It’s also crucial to keep the body hydrated by drinking 8-10 glasses of water a day and beverages that are high in antioxidants such as green tea.
Nutritional supplements provide a broad spectrum of vitamins and minerals that are essential to help your skin look its best and should be a staple in every woman’s anti-aging regimen. Dr. Perricone carries his own range of supplements that enhance the benefits of his topical products for maximum results.
The last weapon in Perricone’s anti-aging arsenal is topical treatments. Perricone has a barrage of products that address every concern. Some of his most touted products include: Perricone MD Deep Wrinkle Serum , whic smoothes and relaxes deep lines and wrinkles for a botox like effect with a unique peptide complex. Elasticity is increased and the skin’s texture is more smooth and supple. Perricone MD Firming Neck Therapy, which improves skin firmness and elasticity, reducing the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and neck skin creases. The skin is toned, tightened, and hydrated. Perricone MD Cold Plasma is a revolutionary anti-aging product the addresses the 10 visible signs of aging all in one product: firmness, elasticity, clarity, radiance, smoothness, texture, redness, blotchiness, fine lines and wrinkles, and dryness. The skin is lifted and firm with DMAE, which stimulates nerve function, causing muscles under the skin to contract and tighten, preventing sagging skin.
Looking for a fresh start to a new year? Visit Dr. Perricone’s site for a 28 Day step by step diet and exercise plan for a younger looking, healthier you in 2011!
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SkinMedica Tr-Retinol Complex ES is the latest advancement in SkinMedica’s laboratories. This radical product contains the highest concentration of non-prescription retinoid available to treat the signs of aging.
Combining three forms of Vitamin A and a patent pending Microsponge delivery system, fine lines and wrinkles are greatly reduced with minimal or no irritation to the skin. Results from a clinical study show Tr-Retinol Complex ES and Tretinoin .025% are equally effective.
SkinMedica Tr-Retinol Complex ES diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, stimulates cell regeneration, and evens out skin tone and texture. The appearance of age spots are reduced and elasticity and firmness are significantly improved.
Look no further, this is the retinol you’ve been searching for!
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If Mom wrote a wish list to Santa it would most likely include our Top 5 Tools! These devices are the latest advancements in skincare technology. Her eyes will surely light up if she’s lucky enough to have one waiting for her under the tree!
Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion System is the newest tool added to Clarisonic’s lineup. The Opal’s soothing sonic action gently infuses eye serum into the top layer of skin refreshing and renewing the appearance of skin around the eye area. Eyes will appear brighter and firmer with improved elasticity. Fine lines, under-eye puffiness and dark circles are also reduced.
Silk’n SensEpil Hair Removal Device is the next best thing to professional laser hair removal treatments at a fraction of the price! Silk’n uses pulsed light technology for safe long-term hair removal. The results are comparable to laser technology used in physician’s offices after just s few sessions. Full leg treatments are completed in as little as 30 minutes. Waxing and tedious shaving will just be banished for good.
Clarisonic Plus Skin Care System with Spot Treatment kicks the cleansing and exfoliation process into overdrive! In addition to the face brush, the plus system also includes a body attachment. Troublesome areas such as the décolleté, knees, elbows, and feet are easily tackled with the body brush attachment. With continual use your skin will be firmer, softer and have improved texture.
Baby Quasar Power Pack is the ultimate skin care tool that addresses anti-aging concerns while simultaneously battling hormonal acne. When blue and red infrared lights are used in conjunction, the results are astonishing! The blue light eradicates blemish causing bacteria Propionibacterium acnes, also known as P. acne bacteria while the red light stimulates collagen and elastin production, shrinks pore size, and reduces sebum production. It’s a one, two combo that dramatically improves your complexion.
DDF Revolve 400X Micro-Polishing System is an at home microdermabrasion device that is as effective as professional spa treatments. The unique rotating motion polishes away skin imperfections with 400 rotations per minute. The device greatly reduces the appearance of pore size and fine lines with continual use. Skin texture is also improved revealing a smoother more radiant complexion.
What’s on your wish list? We’d love to know which tool you’re dying to try!
In April of 2010 I had the pleasure of trying the StriVectin Instant Facial Sculpting Cream. If you have read any of my other product reviews you may already know my skin tends to be a bit more on the dry side. Finding a moisturizer can be difficult for me. Friends and coworkers asked why I would be using this product since I didn’t have any fine lines, wrinkles or sagging skin?
My answer to them was that I had heard so many positive reviews on this product and, if it truly worked I wanted the benefits of the lifting, tightening, toning and moisturizing of my skin now before these problems arise!
So often I have customers call in to consultation on how to keep their skin young looking, firm and healthy. My first answer is sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen! My second recommendation would be StriVectin Instant Facial Sculpting Cream.
I applied the product twice a day, once in the morning after cleansing and toning my skin, and once in the evening after cleansing and toning my skin. I stayed true to this regimen for four weeks and after that have been applying it mornings and evenings 3 times a week as directed to maintain results.
Since using the Instant Facial Sculpting Cream my skin has been healthy and hydrated. I’ve noticed firmness to my facial area and I see no evidence of fine lines or deep wrinkles that would suggest my age. I recently ran into a friend (38) who graduated from high school a year before I did. I was amazed at how much he had aged and how much the StriVectin had stopped time in its tracks for me. While I don’t claim to have perfect skin, at 37 years old I still have people guess I’m in my late 20’s to early 30’s!
I can’t speak highly about StriVectin Instant Facial Sculpting Cream and HIGHLY recommend it for anyone wanting to turn back the hands of time or stop time in its tracks!
Poof…wrinkles be gone! Don’t you wish it was that easy to make wrinkles vanish from your pretty face? We all know that with consistency and the use of the right products, over time an even complexion can be attained. What is sometimes overlooked however, is products that can give instant gratification to your long days.
Instant gratification products are products that will fill in, plump, and create an even appearance to the skin. Usually after application, they will start working in about 1-5 minutes and will provide results that last anywhere between 6-8 hours throughout the day. There are two main ingredients that are in instant gratification products as well as various others. First there is Argireline which acts to keep the muscles in your skin relaxed and smooth by blocking transmission from the muscle to the skin. Next you’d want to look for GABA in your products for instant results. GABA stands for gamma amino butyric acid and it is a breakthrough complex that releases the skin’s own muscle relaxers to calm and relax the skin. So if you want a smooth canvas before makeup application or a smooth clear complexion to display, look for instant gratification products. An added bonus is that with most of these types of products you’ll also receive long term benefits with continued use as well. Here is just a short list of some recommended instant gratification products:
We’ve all heard the age old saying, “You are what you eat,” but can you really eat your way to a better complexion? Nutrition experts agree that what you put in your body not only determines your overall health, but also plays a vital role in how gracefully you age. The next time you head to the supermarket, add these super foods to the top of your list!
Barley: The power of whole grains is undeniable. Soluble fiber, which is found in whole grains like barley regulates blood sugar levels and insulin. The stabilization of blood sugar prevents the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin, which in turn keeps you in your prime.
Buckwheat: Rich in collagen boosting monounsaturated fatty acids, Buckwheat is an anti aging all star by way of increasing skin elasticity. Buckwheat can be found in many Asian noodle dishes, rice, porridge and pasta.
Ginger: A great anti-inflammatory agent, ginger aides troublesome conditions like acne and psoriasis. Say adios to your red, inflamed skin and hello to your favorite spice!
Kiwi: Often overlooked, the kiwi fruit contains the highest density of vitamin C of any fruit. Potent with antioxidant powers, the kiwi is a free radical scavenger! This translates simply into this: the more kiwis we eat, the fewer wrinkles we will have.
Oysters: Next time you’re in the mood for some sushi, go for oysters instead! Oysters are packed with the mineral zinc, which aides in skin renewal and repair.
Papaya: Is your skin looking dull and lackluster? Not to worry, simply throw a papaya in the shopping basket! This delectable delight is loaded with glow worthy ingredients like vitamin C, carotene, and flavonoids.
Wheat Germ: Stimulating wheat germ promotes cellular turnover. Just sprinkle a tablespoon of wheat germ to your yogurt, oatmeal, or cereal and you’re on your way to a more radiant, glowing complexion.
Now, take a bite and remember… you are what you eat!
The Kerstin Florian Serum C Plus Infusion is among the newest products featured by Kerstin Florian in their correcting line. The correcting line is formulated with more active ingredients to address the common signs of aging. The Serum C Plus Infusion uses a combination of Vitamin C and grapefruit peel extract to lightly exfoliate and brighten the skin also aiding in the production of collagen. This product contains Methylsilanol Hydroxyproline Aspartate which is an amino-acid that helps to improve the elasticity of the skin and tissue fibers by repairing the skin. The serum also has a type of silicone oil called dimethicone which prevents water loss by putting a barrier on your skin. This is a great product for sun damaged and aging skin, or anyone who wants hydration and antioxidant protection. The serum formulation is oil free so it would be beneficial for all skin types.
We definitely give the Serum C Plus Infusion an A+!
Ever wonder how the French stay so thin and it seems as if they are constantly indulging in high calorie and high fat diets? What’s the deal?!
Studies have shown that an ingredient called reservatrol may be culprit. Reservatrol comes from the skin of fermented grapes which also happens to be the main ingredient in red wine. This newbie has been put through the test and has come out proving some great results. For instance, an experiment was done with three groups of mice; the first group was put on a standard, everyday diet, the second group was put on a high fat high calorie diet and the third group was put on the same diet as the second group and additionally given reservatrol. The second group soon developed a shorten life span due to diabetes and heart disease. The third group of mice not only lived 30% longer but also showed no signs of heart disease or diabetes and was much livelier even through the later of their life. (The first group showed equal results as the third) The Resveratol has many anti-oxidant and anti-aging benefits, but also tricks the body into restricting calories from being consumed; in return preventing absorption of unwanted fat and protecting the skin from environmental damage. Red wine here I come!
Truthfully, the best way to achieve the benefits of reservatrol is taking it in a pill form and topically is the next best. Caudalie Paris carries products that offer a great source of reservatrol; their most popular is Caudalie Vinexpert Firming Serum. Although enjoying one glass for red wine per night does have its benefits, drinking the whole bottle won’t, too much alcohol will counteract the benefits and dehydrate the skin.
So remember, do as the French and partake in a glass of wine at dinner and don’t do as the Irish. Au revoir!
Are you looking for a revolutionary anti-aging product; a product that is clinically proven to give results? The search for this kind of product is usually one of which is ongoing, however help is on the way with SkinMedica products. By great customer reviews and support, SkinMedica has definitely stepped up the game with their potent products in the TNS line.
The TNS Recovery Complex is a leader when it comes to addressing multiple skin care concerns. For many people these days time is short, this could be just what the doctor ordered! As with all of the products in the TNS line, the Recovery Complex contains NouriCel- MD. It is a research based cosmetic ingredient discovered through wound healing, composed of natural human growth factors, soluble collagen, matrix proteins and antioxidants. It is the natural human growth factors included in that potent blend which play a very important role in mimicking the skin’s natural renewal process. With consistent use of this Recovery Complex you can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, lighten age spots and hyperpigmentation, improve skin firmness & texture, and treat photodamage. The product has a light serum texture which melts into your skin and can be used in conjunction with other treatment products. You would usually apply this product after you cleanse and tone with any further products applied after. The product can be used with retinol, but must be applied before your retinol with time to set in afterwards. If you are using a product containing hydroquinone, you would apply the Recovery Complex after the hydroquinone with time in between the two products to let each settle.
As if the TNS Recovery Complex doesn’t have enough to offer, SkinMedica has also introduced another breakthrough product; The TNS Essential Serum. It’s not only the NouriCel- MD but also includes a second chamber consisting of APS Corrective Complex. This second chamber, APS Corrective Complex, contains a combination of potent antioxidants including vitamin e, vitamin c, and green tea; as well as peptides and other essential anti-aging ingredients. The APS Complex will help lighten/brighten age spots, protect the skin from environmental damage, tighten and smooth skin and also strengthen the skin’s natural ability to regenerate itself. If your skin is on the sensitive side then we suggest using the Essential Serum since it contains vitamin e to help soothe the skin. The same rules would apply in application of the Essential Serum as in the Recovery Complex. So if you are ready for the ultimate in muti-benefit products then we say hurry and take a look into experimenting with either of these products. You may be quite surprised with the results you receive and from the fountain you apply from.
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What is that cigarette you’re mindlessly puffing on doing to your skin? Cigarette smoke (primary or second-hand) contains more than 4000 toxins. Cigarette smoke is loaded with carbon monoxide, ammonia, arsenic, nicotine, carbolic acid, and a bunch of other rubbish that is not only detrimental to your skin but also to your overall health. Cigarette smoke travels quickly into the bloodstream, causing the blood vessels to constrict and in turn reducing blood flow to the surface of the skin, suffocating healthy skin cells by cutting off their oxygen supply and in turn causing the skin to become dull and sickly looking. Smoking also produces an enzyme which breaks down collagen and elastin, causing skin slackening and loss of elasticity. Vitamin C can not be properly absorbed into a smoker’s bloodstream, causing a weakened immune system and a weak barrier against oxidative stress, each cigarette smoked absorbs 35 mg of essential vitamin C. Smoking causes lines around the lips and eyes as well as an ashen skin tone and sunken facial features. Cigarettes are poisonous and useless- and while they are touted as a ‘stress reliever’ (nicotine releases dopamine in your brain, causing you to feel relief), but it is only provisional. In truth, smoking winds up the body by causing your body to crave oxygen and shrinks your blood vessels, in turn making your heart go into overdrive, and sending your body into an overall state of shock with the innumerable toxins found just in one tiny cigarette. So next time you feel the need to reach for a cigarette to relax, feel more social, or just because you’re bored, reach for a mirror instead…look at your beautiful skin and resolve to keep it healthy and youthful.