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Why I Chose These Skin Care Products

 

It is with confidence that I recommend these skin care products. It took me three years to decide which skin care line to offer my clients. These products feature ingredient technology, cosmeceutical grade, dose-dependent formulas, vitamins and clinically proven plant extracts with unique skin delivery systems with maximum results. Active ingredients in "over the counter" (OTC) skin care products are diluted to allow for maximum profit and minimal responsibility if the consumer misuses the product. Professional skin care lines yield noticeable results more quickly due to increased concentrations of active ingredients.
 

I like to purchase products from a research/manufacturing company because they come out with the latest information in skin care. Having said that this company was the first to formulate with Matrixyl Peptides. One of their most popular age-fighting product using Matrixyl Peptides is the Retinol Resurfacing Complex.

Peptides are in many of the products that i carry. They have become the research of today's human genome blueprint. Peptides communicate with the dermal matrix material such as collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid….members of the protein family. Genes encode proteins for build and repair of the body. This is fascinating in skin care because it can correct and slow down signs of aging. Peptides in these products may be named Matrixyl 3000, Eyeliss, Halozyl, Polylift, etc.
 

Some of these products are called "powerblends" and can be blended with masques, lotions and other "powerblends". Adding oxygen will increase its ability to fight free-radicals. It will also create an environment to prohibit the growth of bacteria since bacteria living deep within the skin in an oxygen- free environment. Adding liposomes to a product will increase the delivery system by helping the ingredients get into the cells. Adding firming will help the cells to hold water. Each individual product is effective by itself. You do not need to add anything more to it unless you so choose.

You will not find these products loaded with unwanted skin-sensitizing ingredients such as: mineral oil, lanolin, propylene glycol, sodium lauryl or laureth sulfates, phthalates, toluene, progesterone, bovine-sourced ingredients(such as collagen, elastic, colostrum, placenta extract),
formaldehyde releasing preservatives (imidazolidinyl urea, diazolidinyl urea, DMDM hydantoin, quaternium-15)


 

Serums & Advanced Treatments

1. .Advance Firming Complex $69

Oil free. Featuring Matrixyl peptides; an amino acid chain, one of the most extensively researched age fighting ingredients ever developed for the skin. Matrixyl peptides are shown to be as effective as medical strength .07 Retinol and more effective than 5% Vitamin C at reducing the visual effects of aging without irritation. Matrixyl Peptides are a non-irritating, equally effective alternative to Retinol and Vitamin C. Vitamin A works inside the cell and normalizes cell production of keratinocytes. Visibly firms skin in just 24 hours. Results continue to build. Apply under moisturizer.

2. Limit Advanced Refinishing Serum $69  

This serum contains extra strength glycolic and lactic acid and is recommended for mature hyper pigmented skin, clogged pores, enlarged pores etc. The oil free serum is beneficial for skin that has sun damage, is rough or scaly, appears ashy or has lines and wrinkles. This product is also for skin that has previously not been able to tolerate glycolic acid. Age Limit has a unique bonding process that attaches arginine to the pure glycolic acid molecule. This prolongs and controls the glycolic delivery into the skin over a period of eight to sixteen minutes avoiding the severe spike of irritation that occurs within seconds of applying simple glycolic acid. The AHAminoPlex molecule is accompanied by lactic acid attached to a dedicated delivery vehicle. Together these ingredients achieve a 10% AHA level at 3.5pH…the exact standard set by the FDA for safe and efficient AHA home care.

3. Equalizing Serum $60

This product protects sensitive skin from harsh environments and is perfect for all skin types. It is non comedogenic, great for rough, dry, porous skin and fine lines. It helps makeup apply more evenly and oily skin will appear to produce less shine. It strengthens the skins natural moisture barrier with skin fortifying lipids such as jojoba, hazelnut, borage, kukui nut, rose hips seed, evening primrose, green tea and Vitamin E which are delivered into the skins' underlying layers where there is dryness and irritation and damage from UV light.. Unique silicone delivery system glides into the skins' fine lines smoothing out the surface and making skin appear flawless, ultra smooth with no trace of oil. Serum includes Retinyl palmitate, an antioxidant Vitamin A, which protects from environmental aging and irritation. Chlolecalciferol, Vitamin D, texturizes and conditions rough skin. Lithospermum, an extract from seaweed, calms the skin. With continued use dry skin will hold down more moisture and appear to have a renewed glow.


4.Retinol Resurfacing Complex $69

Beneficial for crows' feet, laugh lines & uneven skin tone. Time released retinol (the purest form of Vitamin A) blends w/glucosamine and bio active peptides to smooth surface wrinkles and even out skin tone. Vitamin A is known for its ability to increase cellular turnover. It regulates the growth and activity of epidermal cells and increases the skins' elasticity and thickens the dermis. Rough, dry flaky skin is softened, lines around the mouth and eyes will become smoother, age spots, sun spots and discoloration from inflammation will lighten within weeks. This is a great product…better results than StriVectin-HD. If you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant do not use this product.

5.Triple C&E Complex $69  

Benefits skin that is sun damaged or has clogged pores. Three unique time released delivery systems in this luxurious, pure white lotion (oil in water) slowly diffuse three stabilized forms of Vitamin C and three forms of Vitamin E throughout the skin. This creates a reservoir of vitamins at all levels that help visually repair years of sun damage. Synergistic in their effects, Vitamin C recycles Vitamin E as an antioxidant increasing Vitamin E’s free radical scavenging effects. Vitamin E is known for its ability to moisturize the stratum corneum and repair the epidermal barrier. Together these vitamins help prevent oil oxidation which results in blackheads and clogged pores. Product can be used on sensitive skin. Lines around the eyes, mouth, cheeks and jaw line appear to diminish as sun damage begins to repair. Skin tone starts to improve as skin becomes more radiant.


Cleansers & Scrubs

 6. Panthenol Cleanser $23

This cleanser is recommended on skin that is combination, normal, dry or dehydrated. A hydrating gel cleanser which is richly foaming, soap free, rinses completely off and acts as a penetrating humectants while deep cleaning the pores. Contains allantoin which also helps protect and soothe the skin from moisture loss. Panthenol, (Vitamin B5), promotes wound healing by stimulating fibroblast proliferation. Does not contain sodium lauryl or laureth sulfates. You may consider this as an alternative cleanser in addition to your normal cleanser if you have oily skin and want to prevent dehydrating it with your normal treatment for oily/acne skin.

7. Pore Clearing Cleanser $35/8 oz.

Recommended on skin that is acne prone or combination. Extra strength oil dissolving cleanser with purifying tea tree oil, sage oil, wild thyme oil, peppermint oil, and eucalyptus oil keeps pores clean down deep…where problems begin. This unique moisture-protecting formula relies on natural salicylic acid from willow bark extract, plus foaming saponins from yucca and other mild, naturally-derived cleansing agents to remove surface oils, debris and micro-organisms from skin and within pores. Cleanser does not contain sulfates.

8. Crystal Clarity Microdermabrasion Crème $33

All skin types, sun damaged, acne scarred even sensitive skin. A blend of volcanic microcrystals suspended in a soothing, conditioning crème containing green tea, chamomile, licorice extract, jojoba oil, kukui nut oil, borage oil and sunflower oils. Will soften dark spots, smooth fine facial lines and soften acne and other scars. This can be mixed with your cleanser or massaged into skin with fingertips while taking off a clay mask. For skin that is thick or resistant crème may be used in conjunction with AHA’s or Retinol Resurfacing Complex.

9. Foaming Facial Refiner $25

Recommended on skin that is normal or oily skin. Suspended in this deep cleansing gel are micro-beads of soy, jojoba and rice bran. Invigorating essential oils remove dead cells and pore -clogging impurities. Green tea calms the skin during exfoliation while yucca extract removes oils and impurities without drying the surface skin. Refiner contains essential oils of vanilla, jasmine, ylang ylang, rose, geranium, cedarwood, petitgrain, wild mint, eucalyptus, lemon, orange, lavender, bois de rose and oil of neroli. Product is sulfate free.

10.The Ultimate Scrub $28

Recommended on skin that is dry skin or combination. Gently refines and revives. Gentle polyethylene micro-grains refine skin to a new clarity and smoothness while the ultra- moisturizing scrub base keeps skin supple and comfortable throughout the exfoliation process. Aloe get keeps skin moist and supple while fine lines are buffed away and coarse or enlarged pores are visibly diminished. Retinyl palmitate, a stable form of Vitamin A, improves skin resilience and vitality. Perfectly round micro-grains will not tear or abrade skin’s surface. Skin feels remarkably smooth and moist within seconds.


Toners

11. Pore Purifying Astringent $23

Suggested on skin that is acne-prone, congested or oily. A refreshing and exfoliating astringent containing alcohol, salicylic acid, citrus extract and apple extract to visibly dry blemishes without drying the skin. Purifying tea tree oil, sage oil, wild thyme oil, coneflower extract, lavender extract, lavender oil and eucalyptus oil fight bacteria within the pores. Natural AHA’s smooth the roughness of acne skin. Japanese green tea counteracts the visible irritation from these AHA’s. Echinacea counter acts hyaluronidase, a tissue destructive enzyme which causes inflammation and "pitting" in acne-prone skin and acne lesions.\

12. Visibly Moist Toner $27

For skin that is dry, dehydrated or slightly dry. A cooling and refreshing blend of Irish moss extract, lavandin, rose oil, lavender extract, lavender oil, natural sugars, panthenol and a biocompatible copper complex instantly saturate the parched skin. Saccharide locks moisture between skin cells and Copper PCA, a mineral based hydrator, assists with ingredient penetration and provides blue color. Toner reduces the appearance of wrinkles by plumping skin lines. Toner does not contain alcohol, synthetic fragrance or colorants. Can be misted over makeup to set or revive color. Do not use if allergic to lavender.


Moisturizers

13. Hydrating Vitamin Crème $46.23

Good for dry, combination, mature, normal or blemished blocked pores. Light weight, water soluble crème gives the skin a moist glow that lasts up to 20 hours. Vitamin C, Vitamin A and three forms of Vitamin E protect skin from aging free radicals. Product based on silanol technology which delivers
ingredients into the skin. Contains jasmine essential oil. Great product!

14. Moisture Perfecting Crème $39

Normal , Slightly dry or dehydrated skin. This lightweight, dual moisturizing formula helps skin measurably retain more moisture for immediate comfort. Enriched with plant derived ceramides and other natural moisturizers that replicate the barrier lipids which are missing in dry skin. The soothing
crème delivers instant comfort while bioactive hyaluronic acid bonds up to 1,000 times its weight in moisture to parched surface dells. Contains shea butter, soybean oil, panthenol, licorice root extract, rose hip seed oil, ginkgo biloba extract, pansy extract, bergamot oil, bois de rose oil, rose oil, oil of ylang ylang. Contains green tea and beta carotene (pro-vitamin A)... the most active antioxidant form that protects DNA from free radical damage.


Rescue

15. Rescue Gel $36

Visibly clears breakouts fast. Used on occasional breakouts or as a "spot treatment" for ongoing breakouts. Alcohol, salicylic acid, wild thyme oil, eucalyptus oil and peppermint keep the pores clean. Green tea, coneflower (echinacea angustafolia) and licorice keep skin under control. Licorice has anti-inflammatory effects, relieves itching and burning, contains powerful antioxidants and boosts the level of interferon in the body supporting the immune system. Algae gel base forms an invisible film to hold makeup out of pores. Quickly and visibly clears break-outs while forming an invisible film which “seals" blemish openings from pollutants. Immune enhancing soluble betaglucans from Baker’s yeast support the skin’s self-repair process. In laboratory tests Echinacea has been shown to counteract hyaluronidase, a tissue destructive enzyme known to cause  inflammation in acne-prone skin. This enzyme may also contribute to the “pitting scars” often seen after acne lesions heal. Do not use if allergic to aspirin.


16. BHA /Enzyme Surface Peel $24

Acne, congested, red or irritated skin. This peel will also lighten unwanted pigmentation. Eliminates rough, flaky skin, clears and clarifies skin tone. Quickly cools the skin. Triple exfoliating surface peel of BHA, pomegranate and pumpkin enzymes in an exfoliating base of algin and organic locust bean gum. Sea Whip has been found to inhibit 90% of the inflammatory enzyme, phospholipase. This enzyme is known to trigger the skin's inflammation response that leads to pitting of the skin and post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation. Contains tea tree oil.

17. Purifying Comfort Masque $45

An intensely hydrating pore purifying gel masque recommended for acne-prone, stressed, dehydrated or rosacea-prone skin. Dissolves dead cells and cools heat and redness in the skin. Lichochalcone from Chinese licorice interrupts the biochemical cascade that leads to redness and discomfort. Lichochalcone, decreases lipase, an enzyme produced by bacteria on the skin's surface and in the pores. Lipase has been linked to heightened inflammation often seen in moderate and severe acne-prone skin. From the fragrant wild flower, meadow sweet, comes a compound that strengthens the natural antibiotics in the skin's ecosystem…cathelicidins. These natural antibiotics maintain the balance of healthy flora on the skin's surface and in the pores. Australian Tea Tree oils purify the skin. This masque is recommended for those using Accutane, benzoyl peroxide and other medications that leave the skin extremely dehydrated, cracked, flakey, red and irritated.

18. Soothing Gelle Masque $43

Irritated, dehydrated, acne prone, stressed Skin. Visibly soothes redness, hydrates dry patches, delivers instant cooling comfort and relief in visibly irritated, stressed skin. Contains calendula extract, linden extract, cornflower extract, panthenol, allantoin, essential oils of lemon peel, orange, lavender and chamomile. Excellent after a sunburn. Do not use if allergic to lavender.

19. Zinc & Sulphur Masque $33

Recommended for acne-prone skin, blemishes and skin that is oily. Absorbs impurities from pores and degreases the skin surface in minutes. Contains oil-absorbing and pore purifying zinc oxide. Blemishes dry out and cellular buildup dissolves with sulphur. Witch hazel controls oil and tightens pores. Skin will look clear and feel healthier as blood flow is stimulated to reduce congestion. Use as a spot treatment to dry blemishes. Also helps soothe insect bites. Eucalyptus essential oil controls bacteria.

 Body Lotion & Pure Essential Blends

 20. Triple C & E Body Lotion $36

For sun damaged skin with uneven skin tone or multiple age spots. Helps take away the "burn" feeling from a sun burn. A body lotion recommended for rough, leathery, bumpy, dry or flaky skin. Apply on blackheads or clogged pores on the chest or back. Technologically advanced formula delivers three forms of stabilized Vitamins C & E. The active form of Vitamin C is L-ascorbic acid which acts as an antioxidant by neutralizing reactive oxygen molecules created by UV radiation. Vitamin C also regenerates Vitamin E which inhibits oxidation. Contains Japanese green tea, jojoba oil, hazel nut oil, shea butter ,orange oil, ginger oil, avocado oil, soy bean oil, clove oil, lime oil, cherry pit oil, barage oil, rose hip seed oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, carrot extract, kukui nut oil, evening primrose rose hips and borage revive youthful smoothness in seconds. Retinol palmitate, the storage form of Vitamin A is also in this lotion.



 


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