skin care

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.

The Not So Sweet Side of Sugar 0

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 MmmmmmSUGAR! It seems to make life so sweet… or does it? We all know that though sugar may taste delicious, it can have a negative impact on our health. Sugar can increase cholesterol, contribute to diabetes, weaken eyesight, cause cardiovascular disease, contribute to osteoporosis, interfere with protein absorption, and fuel the growth of cancer, but did you know that it can also wreak havoc on your skin? When simple sugar molecules such as glucose, or fructose attach to fats and proteins rogue molecules begin to form. This process is known as glycation. Glycation causes the onset of wrinkles, can make your skin brittle and inflamed, and destroys both collagen and elastin.

How can you have your cake and eat it too? There is no need to cut out sugar completely. Sugar naturally occurs in many healthy foods such as fruit. There are also healthy and natural substitutes such as stevia. Honey and agave are other great substitutes as they have a lower glycemic index than sugar. Just remember to steer clear of those nasty chemical substitutes. They don’t come without a price and are accompanied by a whole new slew of health problems.

Another way to fight the glycation process is by upping your intake of antioxidants. Filling up on green tea, berries, and spinach are good ways to keep the nasty side effects of sugar at bay and help protect your skin.

Just remember… 

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Oxygenetix 0

oxygenetixSummer heat can bring on a variety of skin problems including dry skin, acne from an increase in oil production, and worsened rosacea from excessive heat. One of the keys to keeping your skin healthy is letting it breathe. Unfortunately, the makeup we use to cover up, even out, and make our skin look flawless can contribute to these conditions by causing a barrier, thus trapping sweat, dirt, and oil beneath our skin.

Luckily, you needn’t sacrifice beautiful looking skin for truly healthy skin. Oxygenetix is a full coverage, non-comedogenic, oil free, hypoallergenic, organic, and truly breathable foundation. Not only does Oxygenetix allow your skin to breathe, it actually drives oxygen into your skin’s cells using a breakthrough oxygen complex known as Ceravitae. Ceravitae is infused with oxygen, meaning it proliferates collagen production in the skin.

This foundation was formulated by doctors for post-procedural care. This product is actually beneficial to both patients recovering from cosmetic surgery and burn victims. It has been shown to speed up recovery time and minimize scaring. If you are looking for a foundation with unparalleled benefits, Oxygenetix may be the perfect fit. For more information and incredible before and after pictures please visit their official site.

Summer Skin Care 0

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It’s official… summer has ARRIVED! That means sunshine, BBQs, beaches, and for some… sunburns! Today the sun will reach its highest point in the sky at 10:04 pm PST. [This is the summer solstice and marks the official start of summer.] Summer is many peoples’ favorite time of the year, however, it is also the season when most aging happens. Summer weather, suntans and burns, humidity, salt water and chlorine can all wreak havoc on our skin. Summer is the perfect time to pay special attention to your skin care routine.

Make sure to keep your skin moisturized from both the inside and out. Drink plenty of water and use a quality moisturizer twice a day. We like Skin Medica’s Rejuvenative Moisturizer. It contains Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, a form of vitamin C which helps to fight free radicals and Hyaluronic Acid which is naturally found in the body and helps the skin retain moisture.

The most important part of your summer skin care routine is SPF! We love Skin Medica’s Daily Physical Defense SPF 30+. It is sheer, oil free, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic [<– this means it won’t clog your pores]! This product is perfect for everyday use and is recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation. *Studies have shown that 78% of sun damage is incurred from incidental exposure, this means while walking to and from your car, running errands, and even while driving. This makes it extremely important to wear sun protection on a daily basis and reapply often. If you keep these key skin care tips in mind there is no reason not to get out, have fun, and enjoy the sun. Happy summer!

* This study was performed by the UCLA Skin Research Department