Wednesday, December 16, 2015

How often I Exfoliate?

We shed skin cells at a rate of 50,000 each minute. A good reason to vacuum. Proper exfoliation helps keep pores from clogging and helps skin to look radiant and healthy. Aside from daily use of a Clarisonic a thorough exfoliation of 2-3 X a week is best, especially for oily skin.  Sensitive and rosacea prone skin is better suited to 1 X a week exfoliation or just stick to your Clarisonic. Finishing Touch by Revision exfoliates skin with Polynesian Volcanic Black Sand and ultra fine pumice rendering a smooth and soft visage. The surface of these exfoliants  is round , minimizing micro-cuts and scrapes. For a real fun evening follow it up with Revision's Black Mask.
Cheers , Miss Violet

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Clarisonic Alpha Fit Brush for Men

Clarisonic Alpha Fit brush
Alpha Fit Mens Brushes from Clarisonic
Baffled as to what to get your Honey for Christmas ? Try The Alpha Fit Men's Clarisonic. Why we love it :
1. It removes dirt, sweat and oil from skin
2. Daily cleansing promotes a closer shave
3. Power cleansing promotes a closer beard
4. It helps minimize the appearance of pores.
Alpha Fit patented  sonic cleansing technology removes dirt 6X better than manual cleansing. Whether he is a groomer or just likes the look of an organized 2 day old growth , this is your best bet.
Cheers, Miss Violet

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Does Drinking Water Help Dry Skin or Just Make More Bathroom Runs?

This is not to discourage drinking loads of water. Water consumption is necessary for brain function, energy, digestion and body temperature regulation. But we are not like plants. When we consume water it does not go straight to our skin, but travels to our intestines, gets absorbed in our bloodstream, is  filtered by our kidneys and then hydrates our cells. So drinking more water is not the solution for dry skin.
Your skin type is customarily decided by your genes. And that natural moisture barrier level vacillates on what your skin's protective lipid barrier ( keeps moisture in ) is exposed to. Think of how your face feels after a day of skiing in cold, dry and windy conditions. CHAPPED ! Minimize exposure to any elements that could deplete your lipid barrier, such as harsh winds, low humidity, dry heat , sun and alcohol ( that one is difficult ). Diet can help skin's ability to maintain moisture. Eating foods chock full of fatty acids found in salmon, walnuts, olive oil and flaxseed or borage oil ( both great for very dry skin or eczema ) can aid in helping skin cells stay hydrated.
The quick fix, the instant gratification for dry skin is a really great moisturizer. So in lieu of knowing where every clean bathroom in town is or moving to Bali, try our moisturizers geared towards super hydration. Moisturizers such as our Revision DEJ Cream, Elta MD Barrier Renewal Neostrata Bionic Face Cream and much, much more .
Cheers, Miss Violet

Monday, November 16, 2015

Miss Violet's Best Ever Holiday Gift Guide ( Until Next Year )

Clarisonic Cleansing System
Clarisonic Cleansing System
1. The Clarisonic Cleansing System : give them a reason to remember you 365 days a year. Daily cleansing removes dirt and oil from pores, reduces acne, rosacea and enhances product effectiveness. Shop with us and receive 5% or more off and a free Cashmere Luxe Brush!

Revision Intellishade
2. Intellishade by Revision SPF 45 : A shopspaViolet fav Intellishade conceals, corrects and protects. Shop with us and receive 20% off.
3. Nectifirm by Intellishade : An anti-aging formula specifically for the neck. Try it on your knees and stomach. Shop with us and receive 20% off.
4. LiLash : Beyond the BEST GIFT ! Use daily for 30-60 days , the 3X a week for unbelievably long lashes. I am a 4 year long devotee. Shop with us and receive up to $21 off.

5. Oxygenetix : Breatheable foundation, perfect for all skin types. Water, sweat and rub off resistant. Shop with us and receive 20% off.
Cheers, Miss Violet

EltaMD For Winter Dry Skin

EltaMD for Winter Dry Skin
EltaMD for Winter Dry Skin
Feeling a skosh dry already this Winter ? Try this : EltaMD Foaming Facial Cleanser, EltaMD AM Therapy, EltaMD UV Daily SPF 40 ( tinted or regular ) , EltaMD Barrier Renewal and EltaMD PM
Therapy. All products, appropriate for all skin types, provide ultra moisturizing. The Foaming Cleanser removes makeup, dirt and oil while remaining PH balanced . AM Therapy reduces flakiness and hydrates with Hyaluronic Acid. The UV Daily gives UVA/UVB coverage and superb moisturizing via Hyaluronic Acid. And hot off the press the Barrier Renewal promotes a healthy skin barrier. And last , but not least EltaMD PM Therapy strengthens and repairs skin's moisture barrier. Use all products in the order listed and say Au Revoir to Winter Skin.
Cheers, Miss Violet

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Twin Pack EltaMD Lip Balm

EltaMD Lip Balm SPF 31
EltaMD UV Lip Balm

I have been a Cherry Chapstick kind of girl, but the SPF is only 4. EltaMD UV Lip Balm not only has a SPF of 31, it is lanolin free. One of the main ingredients is zinc oxide, which is a natural mineral compound that works as a sunscreen by scattering and reflecting UVA and UVB rays. Other effective ingredients are Vitamin C ester, Vitamin E and Thicotic acid, which all 3 reduce free radicals and diminish visible signs of aging. This lip balm is also super hydrating and provides up to 80 minutes of water resistance. And it is paraben free. Bye ! Bye ! Cherry Chapstick.
Cheers, Miss Violet

Blinc and Lilash Combo Pack!

LiLash and Blinc Mascara the ultimate combo. Just add an eyelash curler.
Physician formulated Liash fortifies and conditions lash follicles rendering longer, more durable eyelashes. Safe for sensitive eyes, LiLash has no contraindications for light eyes or light skin. Each full size tube contains growth serum for the initial 3 month induction application ( once daily ) and the maintenance cycle ( three times a week ). Part 2 is Blinc Mascara. Blinc is a smudge, clump, flake free mascara....rub and cry proof. Blinc does not paint your lashes, but "tubes" them. Great for sensitive eyes Blinc will remain on lashes until removed with warm water and gentle pressure. Now just add your lash curler and you're set......LiLash, Curl, Blinc.
Cheers, Miss Violet

Friday, October 30, 2015

EltaMD Renew Eye Gel

EltaMD Renew Eye Gel
EltaMD Renew Eye Gel eliminates dark circles, wrinkles and puffiness. Peptides and natural extracts promote brighter healthier skin while stimulating collagen synthesis and preventing the appearance of skin aging. Use this oil-free formula morning and night and expect significant results in 30 days!

Cheers, Miss Violet

Thursday, October 29, 2015

EltaMD Barrier Renewal Complex

EltaMD Barrier Renewal Complex
Barrier Renewal Complex
EltaMD Barrier Renewal Complex visibly improves skin appearance, promotes a healthy skin barrier and replenishes moisture. Within 24 hours after a single application results can be seen. The formula targets fine lines and wrinkles, skin texture, and pore size. This is a dermatologist grade blend of ceramide, (Fatty Acids) and other essential lipids, enzymes and vitamins. Barrier Renewal minimizes inflammation and promotes skin cell turnover. Apply morning and night to face, neck and chest. In the A.M. follow with an EltaMD sunscreen.

Cheers, Miss Violet

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The New Revision Skincare Holiday Kits are Out for 2015 !!!

Gift of Lift from Revision Skincare Holiday 2015
Revision Skincare Gift of Lift
Want the perfect Gift of Lift ? Or the perfect introduction to one of our most popular skin care lines ? The collection includes DEJ Eye and Face Cream, Intellishade Matte or Original ( a shopspaViolet cult fav ) and Nectifirm. DEJ eye and face cream provide new pathways to younger looking skin. Formulated with antioxidants, peptides and extracts, 97% of participants in a 12 week study showed an improvement in wrinkles, brightness and smoothness. chock full of highly effective anti-aging ingredients DEJ eye and face cream is ideal for all skin genres, especially those with mature and dry skin.
Intellishade, NewBeauty Best of Beauty award, outsmarts the signs of aging. Appropriate for all skin types Intellishade lends skin a sheer, healthy tint while providing a broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection. ( I use this every AM ).
And last , but not least Nectifirm. The Gift of Lift comes with a FREE Nectifirm! This miraculous neck cream helps skin appear more firm, lifted, less crepey and wrinkled. P.S. I use it on my knees and stomach too. SHHHHHHHHHHH !
cheers, Miss Violet

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Introducing NEW Revision Retinol Complete

Revision Skincare Retinol Complete
Revision Retinol Complete
Finally a product which 100% of test subjects showed an improvement in fine lines : Retinol Complete by Revision. Time released retinol capsules allows for maximum effectiveness with minimal irritation. Ha Ha you dastardly WRINKLES ! Yet another anti-aging product in our skin care arsenal.

The Anti-Aging Secret of Bakuchiol

Bakuchiol is a powerful antioxidant that stabilizes retinol in the presence of UV radiation ( sunlight ). This powerful ingredient gives Retinol Complete a retinol booster. Bakuchiol is a botanical ingredient derived from the seeds of the babchi plant found in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. It has been used for centuries in the treatment of psoriasis, alopecia and fungal and bacterial infections. It is believed to have anti-scarring, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties as well. Studies have reported Bakuchiol to have anti-cancer activities rendering it in the same class structurally as Resveratol. The anti-aging properties of this botanical derivative promote collagen synthesis and inhibits the enzymes that break down collagen and elastin, reducing effects of MMP's.

Other Key Ingredients:

Vitamin C: smooths skin tone while brightening
Sesame Extract: Smooth skin tone while plumping the skin to reduce fine lines.
Isosorbide Dicaprylate: Retains moisture for long term hydration.
Ophiopogon japonicus Root Extract: Retrains the skin to retain more moisture.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Adult Acne - A Curse

Most people outgrow their acne. Not me, I got it with a vengeance in college and then again after graduating and starting my own business and hiring employees and paying taxes and my health insurance and car insurance and rent and...... There are many causes for break outs in adults : stress, changes in hormonal levels ( menopause ) or stopping or starting birth control medication. Certain types of medication may also be the culprit. 
The combination of dead skin, excess oil and dirt will clog pores allowing Propionbacteria living in your sebaceous glands to wreak havoc. Typically appearing on the jawline, chin and neck. Researches believe the biggest culprit to be hormonal fluctuation. Lifestyle, high and moderate stress, diet, PMS and pregnancy can increase cortisol levels. Cortisol , the Stress Hormone, breaks down as testosterone in your body forcing extra oil through pores.
So let me get this straight, stress causes acne, which causes more stress, which causes more acne which.....To nix those pesky blemishes it is imperative to not only keep hormones in check, but also follow the correct skin care protocol. To avoid any pigmentation the earlier acne is treated the better. Topical salicylic acid, AHA's, Retinol and benzoyl peroxide are highly effective acne busters. Regularly cleansing in the AM and PM is most helpful. Any chronic or cystic acne needs to be treated by a Dermatologist. The lesson here : to avoid or eliminate acne STAY ZEN !
Cheers, Miss Violet

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Why do my Lashes and Brows Fall out All of a Sudden ?!

We at shopspaViolet are obsessed with our eyelashes. We have heard a question come up at our spa on why eyelashes and eyebrows hairs all fall out at the same time. It is important to understand that eyelashes, like every other hair on your body is perpetually undergoing a natural growth cycle. Eyelashes are not just a coveted facial feature, they serve a purpose : preventing objects from getting in the eyes. Each lash is a sensory hair that automatically shuts the eyelid whenever a foreign object is sensed. We have 90-150 eyelashes on the top lid and 70-80 on the bottom. The most common lash length is 3/8 of an inch , unless one is a LiLash devotee. 

The Life Cycle of your Hair

Every hair on your body follows a three phase cycle : Anagen (growth) , Catagen ( transition ) and Telegen ( resting ). The Anagen phase is when lashes are actively growing and will last between 30 and 45 days. Only 40% of the upper lashes and 15% of the lower lashes are in the Anagen phase at any given time. Without lash growth stimulant (Lilash) each lash will grow to a specific length and then stop. The transition or Catagen phase is when the lash stops growing and therefore the hair follicle shrinks. This phase will last between 2 and 3 weeks and if the lash is pulled out or falls out during this stage it will not grow back. The hair follicle needs to complete the Catagen phase before it can transition to the next. Hint, this is why removing eye makeup should be performed gently and over rubbing tired or allergy eyes is a no-no. The Telogen or resting phase may last up to 100 days , before an eyelash falls out and a new one begins to sprout. Typically it takes 4-8 weeks to fully reestablish an eyelash and because individual eyelashes are always in different stages it is normal for a few lashes to fall out most days.

Be Patient, Lilash is Your Real Lashes!

Possibly expectations and patience from LiLash newcomers are not simpatico, who doesn't hanker for instant gratification. Lilash needs to be applied nightly for 30-35 days before results are visible. Do not saturate the lash brush with product and if application at night irritates eyes apply in the A.M. Keep your LiLash wand next to your tooth brush so you remember to apply the serum. Irritation and therefore rubbing of one's eyes while sleeping may be the loss of lashes culprit. I have been using LiLash for 4 years and my pals and clients believe  I have lash extensions. I do not, but when lashes are this long and more predominantly in the growth or tail end of the resting phase I may have several days where my eyelashes will appear more sparse. There is an obvious discrepancy between the length of the lashes that are growing and the ones that are resting. At this phase I often apply LiLash nightly for a few days then return to every other night, which is maintenance. Maybe at this stage we need to get outta the mirror. Just a thought.
Cheers, Miss Violet

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


Many skincare products use peptides to treat wrinkles . How do peptides help ? Collagen is the main component of skin, it is our skin's foundation. It gives our skin support and density. Youngsters have lots of collagen, older people do not.
Collagen is a protein made up of long increments of amino acids linked together like building blocks. When collagen is broken down short segments of 3-5 acids are formed called peptides. These are mini proteins or active molecules and we can pay a whole lot for them in our skincare products. Peptides affirm to improve wrinkles in 2 ways :
1. They signal the skin to synthesize ( manufacture ) more collagen. As we age collagen is destroyed and not reconstituted and skin becomes wrinkled and thin. Administering peptides directly to your skin will trick the skin into thinking collagen has been lost and needs to be replenished. the most popular "alert" peptide is palmitoyl penapeptide ( Matrixyl ).
2. Peptides distribute copper into your skin. Copper attached to the small peptide molecules is effective in healing, promoting collagen and acts as an antioxidant. copper will also help remove ravaged collagen.
Hope peptides work.......I'll be applying peptides to be my whole body.
Cheers, Miss Violet

Monday, April 27, 2015

MDSolarSciences is Now at shopspaViolet

Mineral Sunscreen from MDSolarSciences is all natural
MD Solar Sciences

Free Quick Dry Spray with $75 Purchase of MDSolarSciences Products

MDSolarSciences is our newest product line!  They are best known for:
- All Mineral Sunscreen with Natural Ingredients
- Spray Bottle that works Upside Down!
- Nourishing Antioxidants to Repair and Renew Skin

MDSolarSciences comes in a Clear, Tinted, Facial Foundation or Spray. The Seal of Approval from the Skin Care Foundation is on MDSolarSciences sunscreen because of their all mineral broad spectrum sun care.  Lightweight going on many purchase MDSolarSciences because of the sensitivity free formula without synthetic chemicals and not being tested on animals.  Free of paraben, sulfate, PABA, aminobenzic acid, gluten, phthalate, Oxybenzone and Octinoxate and synthetic fragrance makes their brand safe and responsible.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Nectifirm Before and After

Nectifirm Before and After stomach saggy skin

Revision Nectifirm Before and After

  In mid-February I began to apply Nectifirm on my stomach, the "damaged "results of a 9.5 and 10 pound babies.  They are 5 and 7 now and I want my bikini body back ! I bought the Pro Size Nectifirm from Revision to tackle this problem.  Known for firming the neck, Nectifirm has been found to tighten the stomach as well as elbows and knees.  I applied Nectifirm nightly very generously and lightly after a shower in the morning for ten weeks.  I will admit, I wasn't as consistent as I should have been, making it 10 weeks, not 8 weeks.  

   I now don't feel like I have to hide my mid-drift.  My swimming suit won't need to be hidden anymore!  Let's be honest, Nectifirm did not get rid of the middle age sag of the stomach when bending over.  I feel Nectifirm did exactly what it is designed to do, to firm and tighten the skin.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

NeoStrata is the Best in Skincare

NeoStrata is the Best Value in Skincare
NeoStrata Skincare
The Background Behind NeoStrata Skincare 

The co-founders of NeoStrata Drs. Van Scott and Yu are the creators and ORIGINAL PATENT HOLDERS of the 1st glycolic peel. They discovered the anti-aging properties of alpha hydroxy acids (AHA's) and polyhydroxy acids (PHA's). Clinical studies of Neostrata are published in every peer-reviewed dermatology medical journal. Not only is NeoStrata effective, the line produces the highest AHA product available, High Potency Cream. And Neostrata is incredibly AFFORDABLE. 

How NeoStrata is Beneficial to your Skin

Neostrata skin care is clinically proven to refine, restore, resurface skin. It is effective in treating rosacea, photoaging, hyperpigmentation, severe dryness and acne. AHA's work by dissolving the cellular cement between the top layers of dead skin cells. They can also increase the thickness of the deeper layers of skin which will promote firmness. This process creates new cell turnover which evens the distribution of pigmentation, refines pore size, smooths fine lines and wrinkles and reverses sun damage. AHA's are derived from natural products such as milk, sugar cane, tomatoes, almonds and fruit.
For those with sensitive skin Neostrata has developed Gluconolactone, a PHA, and Lactobionic Acid. Both are non-irritating and promote all the effects of AHA's, even appropriate for Rosacea sufferers. Check out our myriad of Neostrata products. I have been using this line for 15+ years and am convinced they are responsible for my face-lift-free-face.
Cheers, Miss Violet

Monday, March 2, 2015

shopspaViolet Loves Skin Health Hub

Skin Health Hub
Skin Health Hub
Skin Health Hub offers an online guide to common skin conditions that many people in America suffer from.  Many people suffer from embarrassing skin conditions like B-acne or Butt Acne and are eager to know how to fix their problems.  Skin Health Hub gives many articles and solutions on treatment to common but hard to treat skin conditions.

A healthy diet and lifestyle aid to great skin.  With a positive approach to promoting bright and brilliant skin what you eat is important.  Giving natural achievable goals of eating and exercise can mitigate a lot of skin conditions.  Knowledge of your symptoms can help find solutions to your skin conditions. Skin Health Hub is a great guide for skin conditions.

Whether you want to know about cosmetic surgery, allergies, maintaining skin health and body health Skin Health Hub can offer information. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Our Nectifirm Pro Before and After Challenge

Pro Size Revision Nectifirm
Pro Nectifirm
Why ? Why ? Whyeeeee ?
When your body grows much speedier than your skin can keep up with the elastic fibers under the skin breaks and results in those pesky stretch marks or striae. Having a 9 1/2 then 10 1/2 pound little beast did not help the cause.
Nectifirm Before and After
Skin Sagging on Tight Tummy after Pregnancy - Before Nectifirm
 Approximately 90 % of women will get stretch marks and if your Mum has them you are more likely to have them as well. You can choose your friends, but you cannot choose your Genetics. Most stretch marks naturally fade to light , silvery lines, while others unfortunately remain red. ( no new paragraph )
Some derms attribute stretch marks to pregnancy hormones and or a change in the metabolism in the skin and not to rapid weight gain. Multiple pregnancies can lead to the formation of new stretch marks. Good reason to have just one !
When you loose the weight and possibly too rapidly loose skin could be a result . Great loose skin and stretch marks....again check your mother's stomach, genetics plays a huge part. So since 96% of patients experienced a firmer neck with Nectifirm, we thought why not use it on the stomach. The science behind Nectifirm :
1. Lipopeptides firmed the skin by 40% in clinical trials.
2. Natural protein isolate helps the skin appear more lifted and firm.
3. Tripeptide helps skin appear dense, smoother and firmer.
4. Ceramide/peptide pairing has been shown to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
5. Biotechnological extract smoothes  roughness and crepiness and decreases wrinkle depth.
6. A blend of Bamboo, Silica, English Pea Extract and Glucosamine hydrates, tones and firms skin.
7. Antioxidants, Vitamin C and E brighten and even skin tone.
See you in 8 weeks.
Cheers, miss Violet

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Revision Nectifirm is the Ultimate For Your Saggy Skin!

Before and After Nectifirm
Revision Nectifirm Before and After
As the years pass your skin starts to sag.  Gravity is no longer your friend, but Revision Nectifirm is.  It's the anti gravity, anti saggy skin miracle.  Targeted to treat your skin on your neck, many have found that it works for other areas.  Saggy tummies, elbow and knees  have been firmed up by Nectifirm.  Stretch marks and weight loss can make your stomach not bikini ready.  Nectifirm can bring the party back to your body! shopspaViolet offers Nectifirm for a Great Price!  You will know an authentic Revision dealer by the way they are not allowed to publish the prices.  Simply enter your email and a secure link to prices and checkout will be available for you on shopspaViolet.  Make your own before and after a reality and share your story with us!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Why Are We So Obsessed with Lilash?!

Formulated by a physician, LiLash is  safe , mild and prescription free! Because it conditions and strengthens lashes it may be used with lash extensions.  The hydrating benefits will help prevent breakage and dryness that lash extensions may cause. A highly concentrated serum, LiLash is made from among other ingredients, sweet almond extract and white lupine that bolsters lashes from the hair follicles up. What differentiates LiLash from other products is the natural , inviolable ingredients. No salt in this product. 
 shopspaViolet recommends 30-33 consecutive applications at night, then back off to every other night. Apply to the skin at the top of the lashes sparingly and not to the eyelashes themselves. Any irritation is often the result of improper application. Make sure the brush is not saturated ; tap any extra serum back into the tube. We had a client who was experiencing some sensitivity and tried applying her LiLash in the AM, which alleviated all issues. Store in an upright position when not travelling. A simple protocol is to apply LiLash, allow to dry then apply a thin coat of mascara.
 LiBrow is a much higher concentration and therefore should not be used on the lashes. One tube of LiLash is a 10 month supply, the Demi a 5 month and LiBrow a 5 month due to the thicker brush. There has not been any reports of color change of the eyes or darkening of the eyelid tissue. If irritation occurs and persists discontinue and if questions arise call or email us. And most importantly add LiLash to your "Stranded on a desert island list".
Cheers, Miss Violet

Sunday, January 18, 2015


ColoreScience Skincare
shopspaviolet offers Coloresciences's Sunforgettable SPF 30 and SPF 50 are two of the best sellers and probably my most fav. Easy to apply and even easier to re-apply this loose mineral formula is a UVA/UVB sun protectant and provides 80 minutes of water resistance. While in the sun a re-application every 2 hours is recommended. The special ingredient of fossilized red algae guards the skin against the aging effects of infrared, UV and visible light. And the ultra awesome combo of titanium dioxide (23.9%) and zinc oxide (24.1%) provides full spectrum protection. I have to say "my cranky to apply sunscreen on their faces boys' have no issue applying this on their faces prior to a surf. And I even have the local lifeguards using the Sunforgettable SPF 50.
Cheers, Miss Violet
Sunforgettable from ColoreScience
Sunforgettable from ColoreScience

Saturday, January 17, 2015

What is The Colorescience Difference?

Aside from providing an immaculate and consistent complexion, Colorescience also provides a barrier against the harmful effects of the sun and environment with SPF's of 20, 30 and 50. The high levels of zinc and titanium dioxide creates this barrier.  The micronized zinc oxide blocks UV rays while soothing the skin and the titanium dioxide is antibacterial and provides sun protection. The other 2 ingredients are iron oxide and mica. Iron oxides are natural compounds of iron and oxygen that provide a myriad of colors. Mica contributes a silky, smooth sensation and long wearing properties for continual coverage. What you do not find in Colorescience is talc, dyes, mineral oil and fragrances. shopspaViolet offers Colorescience with a free lipshine with every order over $75 of Colorescience products.

ColoreScience Pressed Mineral Foundation California Girl Ipanema and Taaste of Honey
ColoreScience Pressed Mineral Foundation

Friday, January 16, 2015

shopspaViolet now has ColoreScience!

ColorScience Sunscreen Brand
shopspaViolet has ColorScience
ColoreScience is a mineral makeup that helps you achieve flawless skin and has an added bonus of sun protection.  Purchase $75 or more of ColoreScience and receive a free ColoreScience Lip Shine worth $25!  ColoreScience is:

• Powder sunscreen that is easy to apply and even easier to use on the kiddies.
• Water resistant and Full Spectrum Mineral Sun Protection
• Primers that heal and conceal

Monday, January 5, 2015

How does Niacinamide work on acne ?

EltaMD Skincare treatment for Acne
EltaMD Acne Regime Knocks Out the Pimples!

The anti-inflammatory provisions of Niacinamide ( vitamin B3 ) reduces dryness, irritation and redness caused by bacteria in clogged pores or simply the dreaded pimple. Studies have shown that Niacinamide diminishes the sebum excretion rate or ( SER ). SER is the amount of oil sebaceous glands produce. The result is a reduction in clogged pores, therefore a reduction in whiteheads and blackheads. Niacinamide is also a temperate keratolytic that promotes mild exfoliation which prevents pore blockage.

A protocol chock full of Niacinamide is EltaMD AM, EltaMD UV Clear and EltaMD PM. EltaMD AM Therapy , the morning moisturizer contains willow bark that stimulates cell turnover and of course Niacinamide that we know combats acne. EltaMD PM Therapy moisturizes, repairs and restores skin while sleeping. Ceramides , Niacinamide and antioxidants improve skin tone, elasticity, color and speed the nightly skin repair process. 
EltaMD UV Clear helps soothe sensitive skin types susceptible to breakouts, rosacea and hyperpigmentation. UV Clear contains hyaluronic acid, lactic acid and of course Niacinamide . In one clinical study 82% of people with inflammatory acne showed a marked improvement using Niacinamide topically for eight weeks. In addition 60% had a reduction in papules and pustules and 52% in mild acne. An added bonus is the 9% transparent micronized zinc oxide which protects skin against UVA ( aging ) and UVB ( burning ) rays. This sunscreen is ideal for outdoor activities. I use it poolside , that and a stiff martini.....remember to re-apply.
The daily use of these three products along with an efficient cleanser is a superb acne regime.
Cheers, Miss Violet