Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Dermalogica Daily Resurfacer

As we continue to focus on treating aging skin, exfoliation and resurfacing products should be a main ingredient for our skin care regimen.  Daily Resurfacer utilizes a combination of non-irritating hydroxy acids combined with enzymes and botanical extracts that resurface the outer-most layers of the skin leaving it smoother, hydrated and brighter.  One of the unique feathers of this product is that it is gentle enough to be left on the skin, yet it is effective enough to produce results immediately.
The key action comes from Salicylic Acid, a beta hydroxy acid known for its ability to dissolve excess skin cell resulting in a smoother surface.  Combining a blend of AHAs from Hibiscus flowers, Apple and Sugar Cane, along with bacterial enzyme to provide a product that is effective, non-irritating, safe for daily use, and does not have to be removed from the skin.  The resurfacing-hydrating-brightening combination is blended in a base of anti-inflammatory Rooibus tea and Green tea to help shield skin from environmental assault. 

Key ingredients
Salicylic acid: Dissolves excess epidermal cells
Bacillus ferment: an exfoliating enzyme
Apple fruit extract and sugar cane extract: contains AHA to stimulate cell renewal & cell turn over
Rice Extract: rich in phytic acid that helps soften & brighten skin
Rooibus: contains antiaxiidants to protect skin.  Used to treat acne, eczeme, dermetitis and sunburn.
Green tea: source of poly-phenols to scavenge ROS & protect skin

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Get Amazing Brows

We found these amazing brow tips from Sorme Cosmetics
  • For a Soft Brow: Apply a lighter shade of brow powder with and angled filler brush.  If desired create a soft arch
  • Fuller, bolder brow: Use a darker pencil or powder to fill in the brow completely.  OPTIONAL: Create a strong arch
  • Spotty brows: Thinning brows often have small or missing patches of hair that are hidden by a few over lapping hairs.  To fill in, lift the brow hairs away from these missing areas and use a freshly sharpened pencil to create short, hair -like strokes
  • Visible bare patches: For brows that lack proper shape due to patches that completely lack coverage, fill in these gaps with brow powder and then apply the same powder overall for contour and enhanced color.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

You have Something on your Face

Simply cleansing your face twice a day is good but do you know what is being left behind?  Dead skin cells that asphyxiate themselves to the epidermis creating dull skin, uneven tone and it can also contribute to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Everyone should use an exfoliant, it is very important to keep in your skin care routine year round.  Removing dead skin celss and excess debris releaves the skin and allows it to breathe. 
exfoliating also helps other products such as masks and moisturizers to penetrate better and make up to go on smoother.  However, different skin types need different amounts of exfoliating.  Sensitive and oily skin only need exfoliation once a week, twice a week for normal skin and three times a week for dry skin.  Sensitive skin people should avoid abrasive scrubs, opting for products with jojoba micro-spheres or mild forms of Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA).  Dermalogica's Daily Microfoliant is a good suggestion for sensitive skin.  All exfoliation should be done at night, followed by a face mask designed for your individual skin type.