Monday, April 18, 2016

Summer Skin Essentials

The weather is finally warming up in the bluegrass state...with Keeneland Spring meet going on, lake season around the corner, and cookouts with friends, these three products are essential to add to your regimen to make sure you are protected from sun damage. 

Vitamin C Serum: 
Vitamin C lightens, tightens & brightens. It is packed full of antioxidants and helps protect from harmful UV rays, as well as getting rid of existing damage. Skin Scripts Vitamin C/Green Tea Serum ($36) helps me stay protected without the greasy feel of most Vitamin C serums on the market and a fraction of the cost of one of my all time favorites Skin Ceuticals. It reduces wrinkle depth, brightens and tones the tissue, repairs collagen, stimulates collagen and antioxidant protection. I use this AM & PM after cleansing and seal it in afterwards with a moisturizer. 

Everyone should be using a Vitamin C serum daily. 

SPF for face: 
Skin Scripts Sheer Protecion SPF 30 UVA/UVB Broad Spetrum Protection is amazing. A natural zinc oxide SPF 30, this is a light cream with broad spectrum protection from UVA and UVB exposure. You can blend this with a moisturizer for daily use or apply as a separate Kurt for direct sun exposure. I also love EltaMD sunscreen line. 

Don't forget to reapply! 

SPF for the lips: 
Nothing is worse than burnt chapped lips. This lip balm has SPF 15 along with Aloe & Vitamin E. With the tropical flavor balm, you will feel like you are on a beach. My husband is a huge Chapstick junkie, and he loves this stuff.  

So many clients spend lots of money on treatments but do not follow up with sunblock or Protecion. You are basically wasting away everything you have done & paid for. SPF needs to be applied daily & multiple times a day. Mix with the Vitamin C serum and you are ready to defend against those harmful rays. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Long Lashes with GrandeLash-MD

Say yes to a more youthful, healthy & dramatic set of eyelashes with GrandeLash-MD. This 5x award winning eyelash conditioner is created with a proprietary blend of vitamins and amino acids plus conditioning. Delivers results in 4-6 weeks with full results in 3 months. 
The best part is its RX free AND paraben free. 

Scientifically tested and safe for use around the eyes. 

How to use: Apply nightly to each eye (just like you would apply liquid liner). After 3 months you will reach full results and can start using every other night. Keep by your toothbrush so you won't forget. 

Try today 2.0 ml (3 month supply) for only  $64.95. 
Plus a 90 day money back guarantee. 

Also try Grande Mascara and Grande Primer to help promote long healthy lashes. 
 They even make a Grande Brow product to fill in over plucked eyebrows for $79.95. 

I have been a Latisse user on and off for years and I am excited to have a cheaper non RX option. Once I run out of my Latisse I am switching over to this. Tons of my esthetician friends rant & rave over this and can't keep it on their shelves. I just started on the primer and mascara a few days ago and I am loving it. Plus it is clump free which is huge for me. 

Watch this video on more info on Grande Lash-MD. 

Monday, April 4, 2016

Treatment Cleansers: 17% Glycolic Cleanser

Lately, many celebrities have been sharing their skin care secrets & on just about every list is a glycolic cleanser. Most glycolic cleansers at drug stores contain very little glycolic acid. Skin Scripts Glycolic cleanser is a prescription skincare line containing 17% glycolic acid. This is the real deal. 

What does glycolic acid do? Glycolic Acid is an alpha hydroxy acid that exfoliates to reduce keratinized skin and promote collagen growth to diminish wrinkles. Promotes resurfacing to refine skin texture. 

Functions: A gel-based foamy cleanser infused with a combination of alpha hydroxy acids that renew the skin by removing the uppermost layer of dead skin cells to reveal a bright, smooth skin surface. 

Recommended for: Acne or aging skin types. Not for rosacea or sensitive skin. 

How to use: Use 2-3 times per week or as recommended by your skin care professional. Leave on the skin for 30-45 seconds for best results. Remove completely with water. Adjust usage based on dryness. 

This does have a tingle sensation. 

-refines & renews the skin
-reduces visible wrinkles
-brightens & invigorates the skin
-assists in boosting hydration levels
-reduces acne scars 
-enhances cellular turnover 

This treatment cleanser runs $29 for at least a 6 month supply. I include this in most treatments on my clients & most homecare regimens.