Posts Tagged ‘wrinkles’

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.

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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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SkinCeuticals BioMedic LHA

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Breakouts are not just a pesky problem for young adults. More and more women suffer from adult acne often caused by a hormonal imbalance. SkinCeuticals, a leader in the skincare industry has recently launched their BioMedic LHA product line to help combat breakouts while also addressing signs of aging.

SkinCeuticals LHA product line consists of LHA Solution, LHA Cleansing Gel, and LHA Serum. These products are formulated with a triple combination of exfoliating agents to efficiently remove excess residue and dead skin cells. LHA, glycolic acid, and salicylic acid decongests pores, smoothes irregularities, and brightens skin. By eliminating dead surface cells you are helping to minimize the appearance of fine lines and reduce breakouts.

What SkinCeuticals product can’t you live without? We’d love to hear you feedback!


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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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!



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