Posts Tagged ‘wrinkles’

Goldfaden Hands On

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You’ve tried product after product and have finally put together the perfect regimen to keep your skin healthy and youthful. So don’t let your hands give your age away! Our hands go through a lot and if we don’t take care of them they too will begin to show signs of aging. Common hand concerns are lack of hydration, discoloration and pigmentation due to sun damage, and crepiness.

Thankfully there is Goldfaden Hands On to turn back the clock for our hands. Hands On will hydrate, resurface and protect your hands. This hydrating hand cream combines anti-aging and rejuvenating ingredients such as Acetyl Glucosamine, Nicatinamide, and Retinol with the powerful antioxidants CoQ10 and Organic Rea Tea.

We love this hand cream and we think you will too!

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Perricone MD

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Dr.Nicholas Perricone. We’re sure you’ve heard the name before. Dr.Perricone is a renowned clinical and research dermatologist with a medical degree from Yale and three New York Times best-sellers. He is regarded as the father of the Inflammation Theory of Aging, a theory which states that internal inflammation caused by factors such as an improper diet, stress, and hormonal imbalances affect the way the skin ages. He is also the creator of one of the most revolutionary and effective skin care lines on the market.

Dr.Perricone believes that through a three-prong approach, inflammation and the visible signs of aging can be stopped in their tracks. Through diet, nutriceutical dietary supplements, and effective cosmeceuticals visible results can be achieved externally, while overall health and energy are increased and enhanced internally. A healthful diet rich in essential fatty acids, colorful vegetables, and complex carbohydrates will provide the vital foundation for optimum skin health. Additionally, supplements which provide essential antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins and minerals further help to reduce inflammation and enhance the body’s natural defense system against aging. Lastly, essential cosmeceutical products are used externally to help achieve beautiful, glowing skin. Dr. Perricone’s cosmeceutical program includes such compounds as Alpha Lipoic Acid, DMAE, Vitamin C Ester, Tocotrienols, and Phospholipids. Gentle, yet efficient topical ingredients that achieve proven, clinical results.

Perricone MD skin care products will help to prevent, correct, repair, restore, and clarify your skin. Many products in the line target specific concerns (like Perricone MD Cold Plasma Sub-D for firming the neck area, MD Pigment Corrective Topical for lightening hyper pigmentation), while others address a multitude of concerns in one (seemingly magical) treatment product (like Perricone MD Advanced Face Firming Activator – which smoothes texture, plumps out fine lines, tightens, tones, and soothes!)

Invest in Perricone MD products today. We urge you to read one of his best-sellers, visit his blog for amazing free recipe ideas and healthy living advice, and try out his supplements. We’re sure you’ll love your results as much as we love ours.

Very soon we’ll host a really exciting Perricone MD GIVEAWAY on our Facebook page! Don’t forget to ‘like’ us to see the giveaway details! We’ll give away some very special prizes from the amazing Perricone MD line!

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Crazy for CRU

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We’re crazy for Caudalie Premier Cru. Hailing straight from France, Caudalie Premier Cru boasts three precious, effective, anti-aging ingredients extracted from the grape that are sure to please. Titrated resveratrol and viniferine grapevines and grape seed polyphenols are formulated into an elegant cream that helps to firm the skin, lessens the appearance of lines and wrinkles, lessens hyper pigmentation and dark spots caused by sun and aging, while providing  antioxidant protection to reduce oxidative stress by a whopping 155%.

Here’s a bit more on Caudalie Cru:


And now for a limited time you can get the Caudalie Premier Cru Anniversary Set with a full-size Premier Cru and a collector’s edition or the renowned Beauty Elixir, which tightens pores, brightens the skin and even sets make-up!

Try the Caudalie Cru set today and tell us what you think! We swoon over this product! It truly is the pillar of science and nature synergy.

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Wrinkles 101

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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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Wrinkle Warfare with Perricone MD

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Waging war against wrinkles? Don’t admit defeat, it’s time to pull together your resources and strategize a plan of attack. According to Nicholas V. Perricone, MD, “Wrinkled, sagging skin is not the inevitable result of growing older. It is a disease and you can fight it.”

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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Revolutionary Retinol

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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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Top 5 Tool Gifts

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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!


StriVectin Instant Facial Sculpting Cream

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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! 

Definitely a MUST HAVE PRODUCT!


Instant Gratification Products

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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:

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Top Anti-Aging Foods

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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!

 



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