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SkinCeuticals

Advanced Skincare Backed by Science

SkinCeuticals’ mission is to improve the health of your skin. Dedicated to this purpose, SkinCeuticals makes one simple promise: to provide advanced skincare backed by science.

Born from decades of research that led to pivotal breakthroughs in antioxidants, SkinCeutical high-potency formulas are concentrated in pure actives and proven to penetrate optimally into skin. Made in the USA, this clincial skincare is used by dermatologists, plastic surgeons, nurse practitioners, and medi-spas for daily homecare and to complement aesthetic procedures. SkinCeuticals formulations are developed to correct signs of aging, protect healthy skin, and prevent future damage.

The fundamental elements of prevent, protect, and correct form the cornerstone of a skincare of a SkinCeuticals regimen. When used together, these elements minimize the visible effects that environmental aggressors can have on skin.

As a general rule, we recommend to apply formulations from thinnest to thickest. Sunscreen should be the last skincare product applied in the morning.

SkinCeuticals products begin providing your skin with benefits immediately upon application. Continued use will improve the overall appearance of your skin.While many people experience dramatic results, individual results may vary depending on skin type, levels of pre-existing sun damage, or your genetic makeup. For optimal results, SkinCeuticals products should be used daily as directed over an extended period of time.

SkinCeuticals….Prevent, Correct, and Protect!

The Power of the 3 Best Vitamins for Your Skin

Taking care of your skin is an essential part of your health. Most of us know to limit sun exposure and wear protective sunscreen. But theoretically, sunscreens only protect 55% of free radicals. SPF is important, but it’s not enough protection by itself. (Be sure to read the label on your sunscreen!) That’s why it’s important to take oral vitamins and apply a topical antioxidant daily.

Because we need both topical and oral Vitamin protection; Vitamins D, C, and E are the best vitamins for your skin. When using both topical and oral forms of these vitamins, you are reaping the benefit of intrinsic and extrinsic (inside and out) optimally healthy glowing skin!

Vitamin D (oral form only) Adequate Vitamin D levels are essential for positive outcomes for the skin. Vitamin D3 reverses chronic dryness and decreases skin inflammation. Therefore, appropriate levels of Vitamin D3 are preventive and corrective for several skin conditions, including restoring a healthy skin barrier. Vitamin D3 normalizes skin cell turnover, resulting in reducing wrinkles, while boosting the skin’s elasticity. Vitamin D3 is also beneficial in brightening your skin and remediating dullness. Also, a deficiency in Vitamin D3 has been found to cause breakouts and acne, so supplementation is necessary to help prevent these conditions. Find your appropriate dosage and help your skin become beautiful at GLOW!

Vitamin C (oral & topical) Taking Vitamin C orally can enhance the effectiveness of sunscreens for protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Topical antioxidant serums contain advanced Vitamin C that form a barrier around your healthy skin cells to protect against free radicals.

How does Vitamin C benefit my skin?

First, it’s an antioxidant; meaning that it fights free radicals. Free radicals are unstable atoms that create imbalance as they “poke” holes in the skin’s collagen which affect the molecular composition of your complexion and weakens it. Free radicals create dullness, inflammation and redness in the skin.

Second, Vitamin C stimulates collagen. Fine lines, wrinkles, elasticity, droopiness, and crepiness happen because of collagen loss. Using Vitamin C can trigger fibroblasts to begin collagen synthesis. The result can be firmer, tauter skin.

Third, Vitamin C helps minimize some types of skin discoloration. It helps reduce the excess production of melanin, which is a cause of melasma, in post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, age spots, sun spots, and acne marks. Vitamin C does this by inhibiting melanocytes (the cells responsible for creating skin pigment) and their ability to darken.

The Effective Form of Vitamin C

Don’t just choose any Vitamin C-infused serum! To get the most benefit, look for L-ascorbic acid, it is pure optimally concentrated Vitamin C, and is the most effective form. Skinceuticals CE Ferulic has been winning awards for “Best Serum” as the perennial favorite and it continues to set the standard for antioxidant protection with its synergistic combination of 15% pure Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), 1% Vitamin E, and 0.5% Ferulic Acid. Together they reverse sun damage, reduce free-radical damage, and lighten and brighten the skin. Vitamin C works with Vitamin E to guard the skin cell’s membrane and strengthen the skin’s barrier function. Therefore, these vitamins make sunscreen more effective by sheltering the skin from UV rays. Skinceuticals CE Ferulic serum is ideal for normal and dry skin types. If you have oily skin, it will respond beautifully by using Skinceuticals Phloretin CF®. Another excellent and effective Vitamin C topical includes your choice of item(s) from the Obagi® Professional C Rx System. Available at GLOW!

Cleanse & Exfoliate!

Your skin can only absorb so much L-ascorbic acid, usually a 15%-30% concentration, depending on the delivery system. Make sure your skin is properly exfoliated before applying your Vitamin C; you don’t want any dead skin cells to soak up the Vitamin C.

Should Vitamin C be applied in the morning or at night?

Generally, Vitamin C is more efficacious in the daytime. Sunlight is known to induce damaging free radicals. Therefore, Vitamin C and its antioxidant powers can help provide a shield between your skin and the harmful effects of UV rays.

Do I have to wait to let Vitamin C absorb before moving on to the next step in my routine?

Allowing your skin to dry after applying Vitamin C serum for two minutes will help it absorb better into your skin. Giving your products time to penetrate will also help reduce the potential for them “balling-up” after they are applied.

Is it true that Tretinoin and Vitamin C should not be applied at the same time?

They can be applied at the same time. However, if you have sensitive skin, you may want to consider alternating your Tretinoin and Vitamin C applications. Use Tretinoin at night, and Vitamin C in the morning.

Retinoids shouldn’t be used by those who are pregnant, considering getting pregnant, or nursing.

Do I need a separate Vitamin C product for use under the eyes?

It’s best to get a separate product specialized for the delicate, thinner, and often more vulnerable undereye skin. Because the skin around the eyes doesn’t really have oil glands, the eye area needs more hydration and more emollient.

At what age should I start introducing Vitamin C into my regimen?

It’s never too late or early to start using antioxidants because they build collagen. Collagen breaks down before & after wrinkles become visible. Using Vitamin C is very smart and recommended for people as early as 20 years old.

Vitamin E (topical & oral)

Like Vitamin C, Vitamin E is an antioxidant. Its main function in skin care is to protect against sun damage. Vitamin E absorbs the harmful UV light from the sun when applied to the skin. Photoprotection refers to the body’s ability to minimize the damage caused by UV rays. This can help prevent dark spots and wrinkles. Taking oral Vitamin E helps protect your skin from within. Also, using a topical serum that contains both Vitamin E and Vitamin C is extremely effective. SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic has been winning awards for “Best Serum” as the perennial favorite and it continues to set the standard for antioxidant protection with its synergistic combination of 15% pure Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), Vitamin E, and Ferulic Acid. Together these topical solutions reverse sun damage, reduce free-radical damage, and lighten and brighten the skin. Vitamin C works with Vitamin E to guard the skin cell’s membrane and strengthen the skin’s barrier function. Therefore, these topical vitamins make sunscreen more effective by sheltering the skin from UV rays. Find oral Vitamin C & Vitamin E, and topical Vitamins C & E together in Skinceuticals CE Ferulic. Available at GLOW!

These antioxidants not only counteract skin damage, but can reverse skin damage. The great news is that they can help fend off the signs of aging, help heal any type of damaged skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles!

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GLOW HAS MANY SKIN CARE SOLUTIONS FOR THE CONCERNS YOU HAVE ABOUT YOUR SKIN. WE HAVE EXTENSIVELY RESEARCHED SKINCARE & BELIEVE THAT SKINCEUTICALS AND OBAGI ARE THE BEST PRODUCTS AVAILABLE. CONTACT US FOR YOUR FREE CONSULTATION!

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