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