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Monday, September 15, 2014

Recommended : Biosilk Silk Therapy Treatment


Farouk Biosilk Silk Therapy (Treatment) by Farouk Systems USA

  • Voted Best of Beauty 2006 by Allure Magazine
  • For all hair and skin types. 
  • $20 / 5.64 fl oz (150 ml) at drugstore.com

Silk Therapy hair care works with the power of heat. Silk proteins that are activated to penetrate and provide protection while improving the condition of hair, for healthier hair with incredible shine. Silk Therapy is ideal lightweight replenishing treatment to protect and maintain hair and skin in optimum condition. Concentrated silk, fortified with botanicals and Vitamin E impart a smooth and silky feel while providing a brilliant high gloss shine. Will not build up or weigh hair down. Sunscreens safeguard hair from possible UV damage.


Ingredients:
Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, SD Alcohol 40-B, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ethyl Ester of Hydrolyzed Silk, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol,Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Parfum (Fragrance). Hexyl Cinnamic Aldehyde, Benzyl Benzoate, Linalool, Gamma Methyl Ionone, Citronellol, Lilial, Hydroxy Citronellol, Geraniol, Eugenol


Directions:
Place a small amount of Biosilk Silk Therapy in palms and apply from the scalp to the ends. May be used on wet or dry hair or skin. Use as often as necessary.

Friday, August 22, 2014

This Video Will Make You Think Twice About Not Wearing Sunscreen

If you're not already wearing sunscreen regularly, here's something to convince you. Photographer Thomas Leveritt modified his camera to record people in the ultraviolet spectrum, which highlights freckles and sun damage unnoticeable to the naked eye. He captured strangers' shocked reactions at viewing their faces in a way they never had before. Leveritt also asked his subjects to apply sunscreen to show how under the camera's filter, the white lotion shows up like black war paint.

   

Earlier this summer, the U.S. surgeon general warned that about 9,000 people die each year from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer and a mostly preventable disease.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Alpha Hydrox Spot Light Targeted Skin Lightener



Spot Light for all skin types.
  • Non-greasy. 
  • Absorbs quickly. 
  • Proven results.
  • Contains 10% Glycolic Alpha Hydroxy Acid.
  • Formulated for spot treatment on hands, face and body.
  • Contains Vitamin E and moisturizing emollients that leave skin feeling soft and smooth.
  • Contains hydroquinone, proven to lighten skin discolorations. These include
    • freckles
    • age and liver spots
    • changes in skin pigmentation that may occur with pregnancy or from the use of oral contraceptives
Indications

For gradual fading of dark (brownish) discolorations in skin, such as age and liver spots.

Price: $8.19 at drugstore.com

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Recommended : Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Overnight Peel

Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Overnight Peel

 ($17) Use nightly, and glycolic acid and vitamin C work over four weeks to lighten spots.

Reduces the Appearance of Dark Spots, Evens Skin Tone, Smoothes Texture

Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Overnight Peel is a clinically effective glycolic peel that gently speeds exfoliation to fade dark spots, even skin tone, brighten and smooth skin's texture.  Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Overnight Peel is powered by glycolic vitamin C complex and gentle enough to use every night.  The glycolic acid effectively exfoliates and smoothes skin, while vitamin C addresses dark spots.  Glycerin and a special acid buffer ensure that the Dark Spot Overnight Peel is gentle on skin while revealing a new radiance.  Overnight:  See smoother, hydrated skin.
In 1 week:  See brighter, more even skin.
In 4 weeks:  Spots and imperfections are significantly reduced.  Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Overnight Peel is non-comedogenic, won't clog pores.

Made in USA

ingredients
Water, Alcohol Denat., Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Algae Extract, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Biosaccharide Gum 1, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Limonene, Linalool, PEG 40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PPG 26 Buteth 26, Fragrance

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For a dark spot corrector to be effective, is has to use the right ingredients. Many correctors claim to be using the best, but be careful- many do not use the right amounts of ingredients to really get results. Here's the proven ingredients you need to look for:

•Alpha Arbutin: a compound derived from organic materials, Alpha Arbutin blocks the effects of melanin on the skin, removing dark spots quickly and safely

•Resveratrol: another powerful melanin blocker, this has been clinically shown to reduce melanin production by 50%

•Sepicalm-S: this compound is one of the most powerful anti-pigment and anti-inflammatory agents on the market- perfect for reducing acne scarring

Monday, May 5, 2014

High-tech treatments for your skin



Tools for treating large pores, wrinkles, sagging skin, stretch marks, and more.

Problem: Dull skin and large pores

Pro solution: The Clear and Brilliant Permea laser treatment gently evens and brightens the overall tone of the skin's surface while stimulating collagen production that can make pores appear smaller over time. “The laser treatment takes 20 minutes, and the resulting mild redness disappears in less than a day,” says Anne Chapas, MD, medical director of Union Square Laser Dermatology. And while three to six monthly treatments are needed for the best results, a visible difference will be seen after only one or two sessions.

Problem: Wrinkles

Pro solution: “The go-to treatment for wrinkles and fine lines is still Botox, which can’t be beat for effectiveness,” says Jeanine Downie, MD, a dermatologist in Montclair, New Jersey. Botox (the brand name for botulinum toxin injections) blocks the nerves' signals to muscles to contract, which forces wrinkles to relax. Results are immediate, though they may take up to a week to show completely, and the effects last for several months.

Problem: Turkey neck

Pro solution: Ultherapy is the first FDA-approved procedure for noninvasive neck tightening. “[Ultrasound] stimulates collagen generation and tightens the connective tissue at a deeper level than other treatments on the market,” says Dr. Chapas, who adds that the procedure effectively smooths the neck and tightens the jawline. Preliminary studies have also shown positive results in the arms and knees.

Problem: Sagging skin

Pro solution: Fillers like Juvéderm and Restylane literally “fill in” sagging areas like the cheeks and eye hollows, adding volume for a more plumped, youthful look. “Fillers last at least six months on average,” says Dr. Downie, “though many times I’ve seen them last under the eyes for up to a year.”

Problem: Brown spots, excessive pigmentation, and stretch marks

Pro solution: The Fraxel Restore erbium laser produces a controlled “burn” that stimulates skin to repair itself naturally with new collagen and healthy skin cells. The laser is effective at improving skin problems including excessive pigmentation, stretch marks, and pitted acne scars. “It’s quite expensive and takes several treatments,” says Downie, “but it works very well.”

Problem: Broken blood vessels, veins, and rosacea

Pro solution: The Excel V laser’s light is absorbed by damaged blood vessels in the skin, which are then eliminated; normal skin tone and color replace the discoloration. “The Excel V works much faster than any other laser of its kind on the market,” says Downie, “and it typically takes two to three treatment sessions to achieve desired results.”