Sunday, August 24, 2014

What are Thymine Dimers, and How Does it Effect Your Skin?

Unstable Molecule for Free Radical Damage
Free Radical Damage Unstable Molecule
Thymine is one of the four main nucleobases in the nucleic acid that makes up DNA structure.  The other three are adenine, cytosine, and guanine.  When the skin is exposed to UV light, thymine absorbs the UV light making it reactive and leading to thymine residues becoming covalently linked.  When these crosslinks occur, the DNA cannot replicate itself or make the correct protein.  Our body chemistry has repair enzymes that can repair these crosslinks to restore the DNA to it's correct sequence.
DNA Strand
DNA Strand

DNA Strand Mutation from Free Radical Damage
DNA Strand Mutation from Free Radical Damage

A sunburn occurs when too many thymine crosslinks occur to repair and the skin cells, leading to the skin becoming painful and dying to leave dead skin cells. Thymine dimers are the reason for melanoma formation, tumors and skin cancer.  Reducing sun exposure, using Vitamin C Serum and covering up when in the sun can help to reduce thymine dimers.  Ferulic Acid found in the popular SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic aids in repairing thymine dimers.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

shopspaViolet is an Authorized Dealer for Skincare

With the Chinese knock-offs, bargain basement bidding sites like Amazon and Ebay and expired products, many shoppers are weary of purchasing products for fear of not getting the authentic, fresh product.

Here is a list of the brands shopspaViolet carries and a link to the brand site on where they state we sell their product.  We buy in supplies equal to what we think we will sell in 4 months or less to ensure fresh product.  We offer slight discounts to encourage sales, while not offering deep discounts to make sure we can keep up the quality and service that our customers deserve.

Blinc - spaViolet
Clarisonic - Spa Violet    Type in Search 92075
COOLA - spaViolet
EltaMD - Spa Violet    Type in Search 92075
Exuviance - M.K. Batra MD Spa Violet
GreenHeartLabs - Click on Lower Right Button "Where to Buy"
Lilash - Write us at to understand how we sell Lilash legally in the United States.  NOBODY is Authorized by Lilash to sell in the United States anymore.  However some retailers like us have inventory.
NeoStrata - M.K. Batra MD Spa Violet
Oxygenetix - Spa Violet
PCA Skin - You Must Call
Revision Skincare - Type in Zip 92075 - M.K. Batra MD Spa Violet
SkinCeuticals -  Type in Zip 92075 Dr Munish Batra Spa Violet Skincare