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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Obagi Professional-C Serum 20%

OBAGI Professional-C Serum, 20% 
1 fl oz (30 ml)

Professional-C serum with Vitamin C neutralizes free radicals at all layers of the skin, before they damage skin cells and accelerate aging. The serum provides superior antioxidant protection with deep penetration.

Add supple youthfulness to your skin with this 20 percent strength serum. Suitable for all skin types, Professional-C serum comes in a convenient single-ounce size. Toss it in your purse or travel bag, and use it daily for radiant results. The Obagi System brand offers superior luxurious skincare and is proudly made in the USA.

 Recommended product

Propylene Glycol, Water, L Ascorbic Acid, Alcohol, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Ethoxydiglycol, Penoxyethanol, Sorbitol, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Zinc Chloride, Calcium Hydroxide, Fragrance

Apply 5 to 7 drops of Obagi Professional-C Serum to the face, neck and chest using fingertips.  Apply to cleansed skin in the morning before sunscreen and makeup application.  A slight tingling may occur in some people, which diminishes with continued use.  Store at room temperature 15°-30°C (59°-86°F).  Keep out of direct sunlight.


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Selenium important for skin health

Selenium is a trace mineral with significant contribution to antioxidant activity. The primary dietary source of selenium is from plants. However, levels of selenium in plants are dependent on the selenium concentrations in the soil in which they are grown.

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. In fact, over one million skin cancers are diagnosed annually and it is estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.

In a new study, investigators analyzed the possible correlation between serum levels of select antioxidant nutrients and the development of skin cancer. In this study, serum levels of carotenoids, alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E) and selenium were measured in 485 adults at the beginning of the study. The subjects were monitored for the incidence of basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma of the skin for 8 years.
The results showed that higher serum selenium concentrations were associated with decreased incidence of both basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, and conversely, lower serum selenium concentrations were associated with increased incidence of both types of cancer. Furthermore, the subjects with the highest selenium levels had a decreased risk of basal cell tumors by 57 percent and decreased risk of developing squamous cell tumors by 64 percent, compared to subjects with the lowest levels. The study did not show a correlation between serum levels of carotenoids or alpha-tocopherol concentrations and incidence of basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.

The researchers stated, “Relatively high serum selenium concentrations are associated with an approximately 60 percent decrease in subsequent tumor incidence of both basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, whereas serum concentrations of carotenoids or alpha-tocopherol are not associated with later skin cancer incidence.”

Sunday, July 3, 2016

La Roche-Posay Redermic [R] 0.1% Pure Retinol | Retinol Booster Complex

La Roche-Posay Redermic [R] 0.1% Pure Retinol | Retinol Booster Complex

Price : ~ $44.76

Breakthrough Technology
Clinically proven efficacy with 0.1% pure retinol, the highest concentration

 Recommended product

REDERMIC [R] has won the following Awards:

  • 2012 Fitness Beauty Award: Best Wrinkle Fighter
  • 2011 Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner: Anti-Aging Treatment for Wrinkles
Recommended For
  • Deep wrinkles and marked lines
  • Reduces upper lip, forehead and crow's feet wrinkles in 8 weeks.
  • Skin is firmer, smoother and more even-toned.
  • Ultra lightweight, non-greasy texture.
  • Non-comedogenic.
  • Paraben-free.
  • Hypoallergenic fragrance.
  • Tolerance tested under dermatological control.
  • Excellent make-up base.
Clinically proven reduction in wrinkles at 8 weeks[2]:
  • 30% reduction in upper lip wrinkles. 
  • 24% reduction in forehead wrinkles. 
  • 22% reduction in crow's feet eye wrinkles.
Ingredients: Water, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Glycerin, Octyldodecanol, Propylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Acrylamide Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Triethanolamine, Isohexadecane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Retinol, Retinyl Linoleate, Adenosine, Capryloyl Salicylic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Polysorbate 80, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance

Key Ingredients
The gold standard in treating wrinkles

EXCLUSIVE RETINOL BOOSTER COMPLEX [Retinol Linoleate + Adenosine]:
Enhances retinol efficacy and speed of penetration while reducing skin irritation commonly associated with retinols.

Precise, cell-by-cell exfoliation for increased cell turnover, resulting in reduced lines and wrinkles.

Food For Hair Growth

What is biotin? Biotin is an essential B vitamin, also known as vitamin H. It is a water-soluble vitamin that is not stored in the body and must be continually replaced. 

How does biotin support health?
 • Supports the breakdown of fatty acids into energy for the body.
• Supports the action of enzymes that affect the skin and intestinal tract.

Foods High In Biotin
  • Nuts (peanuts, almonds, etc…)
  • Tuna
  • Swiss Chard
  • Egg
  • Pork
  • Salmon
Foods High In Inositol
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Tomatoes
  • Oranges
  • Potatoes
Foods High in Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
  • Potatoes
  • Salmon
  • Brown rice
  • Chicken
  • Spinach
  • Banana
Foods High In Vitamin E
  • Wheat Germ Oil
  • Apples
  • Pasta
  • Eggs
  • Spinach
  • Almonds
Foods High In Zinc
  • Wheat Germ
  • Lamb
  • Oysters
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Peanuts
  • Beef

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Tretinoin (also known as Retin-A)

Tretinoin — most popularly prescribed as Retin-A and Renova — works its magic by speeding cell turnover and stimulating collagen production, which rejuvenates skin. Retin-A is the gold standard.

This wonder drug treats a host of common skin problems, including fine lines, age spots, and acne. "Tretinoin has the most science behind it in terms of eradicating sun damage and photoaging," says Ron Moy, MD, the president of the American Academy of Dermatology and a professor of dermatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. "There's also some evidence that it prevents precancerous lesions."