Eye Candy!

The skin around our eyes is thinner and more delicate than anywhere else on the body. Finding the right eye treatment for your skin can go a long way toward keeping your eye area looking and feeling healthy; start by choosing your top eye concern below, and the solution.   In the past I have thought that Dermalogica’s eye care line was limited but with the additions of the Biolumin-C Eye Serum, the Stress Positive Eye Lift and now the Awaken Peptide Eye Gel for puffiness and fine lines, I am very excited!

The best eye treatment for dull skin and uneven pigmentation:

Give your eyes a boost:  Biolumin-C Eye Serum re-energizes the skin around the eyes with Vitamin C to dramatically brighten and visibly firm.  I love the Biolumin line and when my under eye skin looks a little tired and dull, I use this eye serum.

  • Brightens the eye area with a boost of Vitamin C
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Exfoliates and hydrates for smooth, healthy-looking skin

The best eye treatment for stressed, tired or puffy eyes:

Whether you’re low on sleep, battling allergies or just plain stressed, Stress Positive Eye Lift is great for de-puffing, hydrating, and brightening to reduce the visible signs of stress.  One of my clients swears by Stress Positive Eye Lift.  It is her go to when she is stressed out  from her job and life and has dark under eye circles.

  • Firms skin to help generate a lifting effect
  • Visibly de-puffs the undereye area
  • Brightens the appearance of dark under-eye circles

 

The best eye treatment for fine dehydration lines:

Perfect for reducing the look of fine lines associated with dehydration, Intensive Eye Repair is loaded with phytonutrients and vitamins A, C and E to shield the delicate eye area against environmental damage.  This is my everyday night cream.  It is a nice consistency and feels rich.

  • Diminishes the appearance of fine lines
  • Infuses skin with hydration
  • Repairs and defends against photoaging

The best eye treatment for wrinkles and crow’s feet:

Combat the appearance of premature signs of aging with Age Reversal Eye Complex. Its microencapsulated Retinol technology works overnight to smooth the appearance of wrinkles and crow’s feet.  I use this complex 2 to 3 times a week at bedtime.  I think its important to encourage cell turnover and this does the trick.

  • Smooths crow’s feet and wrinkles with Retinol technology
  • Lightens discoloration
  • Decreases inflammation

The best eye treatment for sun damage:

Prevent and repair sun damage in one step! Total Eye Care with SPF 15protects skin against daily damage and helps conceal dark circles.

  • Chemical-free SPF helps prevent UV damage
  • Helps reduce puffiness and fine lines
  • Optical light diffusers help minimize dark circles

The best eye treatment for sagging skin and fine lines:

Firm the appearance of lines and wrinkles!  Multivitamin Power Firm is formulated with powerful skin-fortifying antioxidants to protect and repair.  Love this product because it smoothes fine lines and works great under concealer.

  • Increases skin resilience and firmness
  • Protects against moisture loss to help minimize fine dryness lines
  • Shields against free radicals to help prevent environmental stress

 

Skin care  product is very specific to you.  What works for your best friend will not necessarily work for you.  That is why it is important to ask for samples and try product before you buy.  I am very excited about the eye care products that Dermalogica is offering!  You will never go wrong by using a eye cream or 2!

 

 

*Excerpts and pics courtesy of Dermalogica.com

 

 

 

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2022. The Year of Hydration and Vitamins

Happy New Year!

Have you decided what your New Year’s resolution will be for 2022? If not, you’re in luck! How about making 2022 your Year of hydration and vitamin intake? 

HYDRATION

Cleansing and applying moisturizer can help prevent rugged, wrinkled and aged skin. Washing your face at night can help manage PH levels and assist in maintaining a radiant, hydrated, youthful look – so… LET’S GO FOR IT!! But… there’s more!

How to hydrate your skin:

  • Add avocado to your diet – According to The Skin Institute, “Avocado is one of these beneficial additions to your diet. When you regularly eat avocados, you can ensure that you have added healthy fats to your diet. These healthy fats can add moisture to the skin, which can substantially improve the condition of your skin.
  • Liquid IV – I am obsessed with these “just add to water packets”! More hydration for the body, equals MORE hydration for the skin! The science – “Cellular Transport Technology, or CTT®, is the breakthrough delivery system, used in all of our products, designed to enhance rapid absorption of water and other key ingredients into the bloodstream.
  • Exfoliate regularly –  only once or twice a week. It’s much harder to hydrate your face when covered with dead skin cells! Remove and move on.
  • Find a face mask that works best – use after the shower while your pores are open and ready for hydration.
  • Eat foods rich with antioxidants – According to Healthline:Foods rich in antioxidants can minimize damage from toxins and help your body make healthy cells. Some of the foods that contribute to skin health include:
    • blueberries
    • tomatoes
    • carrots
    • beans
    • peas
    • lentils

VITAMINS

High-performance serum enhances skin’s natural defense system to brighten, firm and help dramatically reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Advanced bio-technology and an ultra-stable Vitamin C complex work synergistically to enhance bioavailability of Vitamin C to fight oxidative stress and the appearance of skin aging before it starts. Optimized delivery system combined

with a peptide and AHA renews for brighter, firmer, more radiant skin.

  • Vitamin E // according to Allure:

Vitamin E fights off free radicals on the skin, which are a result of daily environmental stressors like unprotected sun exposure and air pollution. In fighting off free radicals, vitamin E helps protect the skin from damage.

CHEERS to 2022 and HEALTHY skin! 

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Do you believe in “clean” beauty products?

Do you believe in the ever so trending “organic” make-up and beauty products? I know I would like to believe it’s true! I’d like to believe what is written on the packaging of products is an honest statement, and not just an advertising tactic, tricking me into thinking I’m “making a good decision” (while adding a few extra dollars on top…).

Has marketing gone too far? Are the organic fruits and vegetables I spend all that money on at Whole Foods real? NOW I’m starting to question everything!

Michelle Ruiz with The Wall Street Journal said it best, “Squeaky-clean beauty sounds aspirational, albeit a little laborious and confusing: Are products that are not stamped “clean” considered “dirty” by default? Is the clean-beauty boom legitimate or just another clever marketing ploy urging us to “make the swap” and buy even more stuff?

She continues the article by asking six questions regarding the topic –

  1. What does ‘clean beauty’ even mean? – Open to interpretation! Does it mean healthier for the skin? Healthier for the planet? Is chemical-free better? Is there an official statement from the FDA? No.
  2. What makes a beauty product ‘sustainable?’ Michelle sites, according to Jessica Matlin, co-host of Fat Mascara –“It’s well-intentioned, but there is no clear definition of ‘sustainable.’” Many so-called sustainable brands preach Earth-friendly attributes, including organic ingredients and recyclable packaging.” 
  3. What common beauty ingredients have been deemed harmful to consumers? Plenty, I’m sure. The fact that my eyes burn mercifully, every time I apply sunscreen (commonly used product…by everyone)… there has to be something unhealthy about that! 
  4. Is ‘clean’ always better? I LOVE and completely agree with the point Michelle sites by Dr. King – “No. Just because something is from nature doesn’t mean that it’s OK to put on your skin,” said Dr. King, “and just because something is synthetic doesn’t mean that it’s harmful.” She gives a cheeky example: “Poison ivy is all-natural.” 
  5. What are the benefits of going clean? Another question I believe can be answered in many ways, as everyone is different! Some products may work well for some – but not well for others.
  6. Should you make the swap? What are your thoughts?!?

This topic was so interesting to explore! If you’re subscribed to The Wall Street Journal, I highly suggested reading the article in it’s entirety.

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