Skin Care & Beauty

Featured Product Of The Week: SkinMedica’s Purifying Toner 0

SkinMedica Purifying Toner
Unfortunately, Acne can be an issue at any age. Some are just prone to acne, while others experience it due to weather, environmental factors, diet, and stress. Whatever the case may be, nobody appreciates pimples popping up on their face. It’s just plain rude.
Fortunately, SkinMedica’s Purifying Toner may be just what the doctor ordered. It is formulated for acne-prone skin and can be very effective. This product contains salicylic acid which helps remove impurities from the skin. Apply this toner all over the face and affected area 1-3 times daily.
Key Ingredients

Salicylic acid 2.0% → A beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) with keratolytic activity to help open clogged sebaceous follicles. It helps dissolve the top layers of the stratum corneum cells and remove impurities, improving the look and feel of the skin.

Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract → A natural preservative that helps support healthy skin.

Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract → A natural source of beta hydroxy acid that provides mild exfoliating activity.

To learn more about SkinMedica’s Purifying Toner please visit their website.

Featured Product Of The Week: TNS Ceramide Treatment Cream 0

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This week we are featuring SkinMedica’s TNS Ceramide Treatment Cream. This product is ideal for dry or post-procedure skin. TNS Ceramide Treatment Cream contains SkinMedica’s patented TNS growth factors. These growth factors are proteins that are naturally inherent in our bodies. They play a role in both the activity of our cells and the maintenance of healthy skin. SkinMedica’s patented Ceramide technology hydrates the skin and strengthens the skin’s natural barrier, protecting it from external elements and environmental stressors.
TNS Ceramide Treatment Cream should be applied both morning and night to the face, neck, and decollate after cleansing, toning, and applying other treatments to the skin. If you are using this product as part of your post-procedure plan, please ask Dr. Vecchione for any special instructions.
Key Ingredients
Hydroxypropyl Bispalmitamide MEA (Ceramide) →Skin barrier agent that helps promote and maintain the moisture mantle of the skin and enhances the skin texture.
Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media (TNS®) → A physiologically balanced, naturally secreted and stabilized growth factor blend.
Palmitoyl Oligopeptide → A synthetic tripeptide designed to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 → A synthetic peptide designed to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

To learn more about TNS Ceramide Treatment Cream please visit their website. If you’d like to read about our other TNS featured products you may do so here and here.

Featured Product Of The Week: SkinMedica’s Dermal Repair Cream 0

SkinMedica Dermal Repair Cream

Feeling a bit dry and dreary? SkinMedica’s Dermal Repair Cream may just be the perfect edition to your Fall/Winter regime. It’s ultra rich formula provides intense hydration and helps to replenish lost moisture.

Dermal Repair Cream is suitable for normal to dry skin types and is ideal for use during dry weather. It also makes a great night time moisturizer year round. If your skin is in need of a little extra TLC apply Dermal Repair Cream to the face, neck, and chest morning and night after cleansing, toning, and applying other treatment products.

Key Ingredients

Algae Extract → helps to restore the glow of youthful skin

Hyaluronic Acid (Sodium Hyaluronate)→  naturally occurs in the skin and can retain up to 40 times its weight in water

Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate → a form of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), which acts as a free radical scavenger

Tocopheryl Acetate → an ester of vitamin E, an important antioxidant and free-radical scavenger

Tocopheryl Linoleate → a fatty acid derivative of vitamin E that helps keep the skin moist and supple

To learn more about Dermal Repair Cream please visit SkinMedica’s website.

Featured Product Of The Week: Rejuvenative Moisturizer 0

SkinMedica Rejuvenative Moisturizer

Happy October! We’re sure you are all excited that it’s beginning to feel like Fall. The crisp Autumn air, pumpkin spice lattes, cozying up by the fire, dry skin. Oh, wait… so you’re not so thrilled about that last one?

The change of seasons often requires a change to your skincare routine. Enter… SkinMedica’s Rejuvenative Moisturizer. This facial cream is rich in Vitamins C and E as well as essential fatty acids, contains antioxidants to battle free radicals and environmental stressors, nourishes tired skin, eases the appearance of aging, and replenishes the skin’s moisture.

Key Ingredients Include:

Tocopheryl Acetate → An important antioxidant and form of Vitamin E.

Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate → A lipid-soluble form of Vitamin C, a free radical scavenger.

Tocotrienols → A natural form of vitamin E found in vegetable oils.

Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid)→ A form of hyaluronic acid that naturally occurs in the skin. Retains up to 40 times its weight in water

Retinyl Palmitate → A form of retinol that keeps skin soft and supple.

This moisturizer is ideal for normal to dry skin and should be applied to the face, neck, and decollate each morning and night after cleansing and toning. For more information on SM’s Rejuvenative Moisturizer pleas visit SkinMedica’s website.

Featured Product Of The Week: Daily Physical Defense SPF 30+ 0

SkinMedica Daily Physical Defense SPF 30+

Fall may be in the air… but that doesn’t mean skipping the SPF. Most premature aging is caused by the sun and daily use of sunscreen is your best defense in minimizing skin damage. Remember our recent post about UVA and UVB rays? UVA rays are always present even on cold, cloudy days. They also have the ability to penetrate more deeply, so don’t fool yourself into thinking your safe just because the sun isn’t shining.

SkinMedica’s Daily Physical Defense SPF 30+ is unlike other sunscreens that use chemical agents as a form of protection. These chemicals seep into the skin and absorb the sun’s rays. Daily Physical Defense is a mineral sunscreen that sits on top of the skin and rather than absorbing these harmful rays, it reflects them.

This sunscreen utilizes Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide. These minerals are skin friendly and provide impeccable, broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection. Green tea leaf extract and caffeine team up to provide powerful antioxidant protection. The high concentration of antioxidants and polyphenols help prevent damage caused by free radicals.

Apply this product daily to the face, neck, and decollate. It’s sheer, oil free formula makes it perfect for every day use. Apply after all other products in your skin care regimen and before applying your makeup.

Doctors recommend this sunscreen for all skin types including those with sensitive skin, patients that have experienced allergic reactions to other types of sunscreens, those who are acne prone, and even those who have had a recent peel or aesthetic procedure because this product is so gentle in nature.

Daily Physical Defense SPF 30 + is also recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation. In fact, a portion of all proceeds go to further skin cancer education and awareness.

Sleep Your Way To Better Skin 0

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Sleep. We all love it… but are we getting enough of it?

You have probably heard that, ideally, you should be getting about 8 hours of sleep per night. Unfortunately, our busy schedules don’t always agree.

The nervous system is composed of both the sympathetic system and the parasympathetic system. The sympathetic system is in charge during our waking hours, but it’s the parasympathetic system that runs the show while we sleep and allows your body to repair itself on the cellular level.

While we are sleeping, blood flow shifts to the skin meaning the skin is receiving more oxygen thus allowing repair mechanisms to kick into gear. These repair mechanisms a.) deliver amino acids to the skin allowing for collagen synthesis, and b.) drain many of the toxins that were accumulated throughout the day.

Simply stated, during sleep our skin isn’t under attack from the elements. This makes it the perfect time for some TLC.

So what happens if you are not getting enough sleep?

Without enough rest, your body does not have the opportunity to repair and restore itself. You may begin to retain more water because you are not giving your kidneys adequate time to flush this excess fluid. In turn, you may appear puffy, especially around the eye area. Too little sleep can also spark inflammatory responses triggering disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, and other not-so-nice skin conditions.

Furthermore, chronic sleep deprivation compromises the immune system and has a negative impact on more than your outward appearance. It can seriously increase your risk of other, more serious diseases.

What can you do about it? Try to make sleep a priority, a non-negotiable as you would with going to work, picking the kids up from school, eating, breathing. Getting a proper night’s rest is so crucial to your health. Do your best to get 7-8 hours a night, budget your time accordingly, and reap the beautiful benefits of a good night’s sleep.

For more information about sleep and the impact it has on your health please visit the National Sleep Foundation.

Featured Product Of The Week: TNS Eye Repair 1

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SkinMedica’s TNS Eye Repair is the company’s most popular eye cream and it’s easy to see why. It contains the same patented growth factor blend as their TNS Essential Serum. These growth factors work alongside peptides and antioxidants to dramatically reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles while hydrating delicate skin in the eye area and increasing firmness.

TNS Eye Repair was voted “Best Luxury Eye Cream” on Good Morning America. If you have dry or mature skin, this product is a must! Specialty ingredients makes the skin around the eyes appear brighter and more firm while high concentrations of vitamins A, C, and E along with antioxidants enhance elasticity.

Key Ingredients:

TNS (Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media) → A physiologically balanced, naturally secreted and stabilized combination of multiple natural messenger proteins.

Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 → apeptide that helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

Palmitoyl Oligopeptide → a tripeptide that improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate → a lipid-soluble form of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)

Tocopheryl Acetate → a form of vitamin E (considered the most important antioxidant and free-radical scavenger)

Retinyl Palmitate → a lipid soluble form of retinol

Hydroxysuccinimide and Chrysin → a combination of ingredients that combats dark circles

Boron Nitride → a light diffuser which lessens the appearance of dark circles making the eye area appear lighter and brighter

To use TNS Eye Repair apply a thin layer around the eye area twice daily, focusing on the under eyes and the corners of the eyes to help protect against crow’s feet. To learn more about TNS Eye Repair please visit SkinMedica’s official website.

Featured Product Of The Week: The Line Eraser 0

Tri Retinol Complex

This week’s featured product is SkinMedica’s Tri-Retinol Complex. This incredible product is known to it’s fans as “The Line Eraser” and has been touted by magazines such as Marie Claire.

This product combines three different forms of Vitamin A (or retinoids) including Retinyl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, and Retinol. This powerful complex helps to revive and revitalize the skin by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as sun damaged skin, enhancing the skin’s tone and texture. Tri-Retinol Complex uses a special time released delivery system, allowing your skin to absorb these vitamins throughout the night, minimizing irritation.

Key ingredients include:

Retinyl Palmitate → a natural lipid that keeps the skin soft and subtle

Retinyl Acetate → a derivative of vitamin A that helps to rejuvenate sun-damaged skin

Retinol (Vitamin A) → helps to smooth dry, rough skin

For those who have already been on prescription retinoids or are seeking a more aggressive treatment, Tri-Retinol Complex ES may be the right fit for you. This product provides all of the benefits of Tri-Retinol Complex in an extra strength formula.

Apply a single pump to the face and neck each evening. As with all retinoid products, use sunscreen and limit sun exposure during usage. Avoid retinoids if you are pregnant, nursing, or planning to become pregnant. For more information on SkinMedica’s Tri-Retinol Complex please visit their official website.

Featured Product Of The Week: SkinMedica’s Vitamin C+E Complex 0

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This week’s featured product is SkinMedica’s incredible Vitamin C+E Complex. This product improves the appearance of the skin’s tone and texture while increasing firmness. High concentrations of vitamins C and E work together to provide extraordinary antioxidant protection while fighting free radicals caused by aging, pollution, and other atmospheric stressors such as the sun.

Vitamin C+E Complex contains key ingredients such as Ascorbic Acid and Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (try saying that 5 times fast). These are both highly absorbable forms of Vitamin C. Tocopheryl Acetate and Tocopherol are forms of Vitamin E that are incredibly active free radical scavengers.

Vitamin C+E Complex’s time release formula delivers vitamins to your skin throughout the day providing you with continuous antioxidant protection. This product is ideal for all ages and skin types.

This complex is a customer favorite and has been featured on The Today Show and in various magazines such as InStyle and Marie Claire.

Due to the high concentration of vitamins C and E, this product only needs to be used once a day. Apply a single pump every morning to the face and neck after cleansing and toning but before applying moisturizer and sunscreen. Fans of this product start to notice amazing results such as radiant, youthful looking skin in just a few short weeks.

To learn more about SkinMedica’s Vitamin C+E Complex please visit their official website.

FEATURED PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: SKINMEDICA’S REJUVENATIVE TONER 0

skin medica rejuvenative tonerIs your skin stressed, dull looking, and just a little tired? Over time dirt, oil, and impurities can build up on our skin making it look and feel a little less than perfect. Enter… SkinMedica’s Rejuvenative Toner. This amazing product helps to remove said dirt, oil, and impurities along with dead skin cells that build up along the skin’s surface.

What makes this toner so amazing? It contains key ingredients that pack a powerful punch including alpha-hydroxy-acid (AHA) which improves skin tone and texture while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Willow bark extract provides mild exfoliation while green tea leaf extract fights free radicals. Witch hazel acts as an antioxidant and helps to reduce the appearance of pores.

Apply SkinMedica’s Rejuvenative Toner to the face twice a day after cleansing and before moisturizing and applying additional products. For more information on this product please check out SkinMedica’s official site.