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  • Skin Care Advice by the Season

    Unless you live in a tropical paradise, with a temperate climate year round, you need to change your skin care routine according to the season. What works for you skin during the warm summer months will not offer adequate protection during the harsh winter.

     

    Summer Essentials:

    During the summertime, SkinDirect’s personal esthetician recommends applying an antioxidant serum under sunscreen each day before stepping outside. iS CLINICAL Pro-Heal Serum Advance+ combines Vitamins C, E, and A with Olive Leaf Extract to ward off free radicals that cause premature aging. It is also great for treating facial problems, such as rosacea, cystic acne, dermatitis, and even insect bites.

    Retinoid treatments, most effective at nighttime, can help to prevent skin damage caused by the sun. Afirm offers retinoid treatments for sensitive skinnormal skin and tolerant skin. PCA Skin Retinol Renewal with RestorAtive Complex pHaze 26 is another best selling retinoid treatment here at SkinDirect that can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, giving your skin a more even tone. They target skin renewal at the cellular level by increasing cell turnover and stimulating collagen production. These products help to halt the effects of aging while preventing future damage.

    Sweat and sunshine can actually dehydrate your skin. It may be tempting to avoid moisturizer to stave off that greasy feel and keep your pores clear, however, skipping your moisturizer will have the opposite effect. Instead, opt for a light moisturizer, such as Dermalogica Oil Control Lotion. Its lightweight, oil-free formula defends your skin.

    Winter Essentials:

    The dryness of winter, both indoors and outdoors, can strip your skin of moisture, leaving it more prone to wrinkles and lines. Continue to moisturize your skin, especially immediately after showering or washing your face.

    Phytomer Rich Thermo-Protective Cream protects and nourishes dehydrated skin. Acting as a second layer of skin, it offers insulation to lock in moisture.

    Regardless of whether or not the sun is shining, harmful ultraviolet rays can still penetrate your skin. Daily sunscreen application is a must. La Roche-Posay Anthelios SX Daily Moisturizing Cream with Sunscreen offers unbeatable UVA and UVB protection combined with a lightweight moisturizer.


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  • Men’s and Women’s Shaving Needs

    Just about every single man or woman out there struggles with shaving related issues from time to time. While men and women’s shaving needs may be completely different, the skin issues we face are generally the same. Whether it be dreaded razor burn or ingrown hairs, SkinDirect’s esthetician recommends products that will help banish shaving related irritation.

    Whish Flawless Ingrown Hair Serum is made especially for a woman’s delicate skin. With willow bark, wheat germ and yeast extracts, this serum provides fast relief from the pain and itching associated with ingrown hairs. It also helps to inhibit the performance of the hair follicles themselves and prevents unsightly re-growth. Because less shaving means less opportunity for irritation, it’s a win-win situation!

    Murad Razor Burn Rescue, infused with glycolic acid, tea tree oil, and powerful moisturizers, is another highly recommended product. With powerful redness relieving anti-inflammatory ingredients, this cream is a great way to reduce those pesky red bumps in both men and women while soothing itchiness and hydrating the skin.

    Anthony for Men Ingrown Hair Treatment, the top selection for men by SkinDirect’s knowledgeable esthetician, helps loosen hairs trapped under the skin almost instantly. With ingredients like glycolic acid, salicylic acid, lavender, and phytic acid, this is a one-stop after shave product for men. It provides gentle relief of redness and irritation, detoxifies the skin, removes rough patches, and leaves behind perfect and touchable skin.

    Here at SkinDirect, we believe that both men and women deserve to put their best face (or legs!) forward. These products are designed to help you do just that, and feel good about it in the process!

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  • Skin Care Preparation for a Big Night Out

    When you are getting ready for your big night, you want flawless, radiant skin. Beautiful skin does not just happen overnight though. A daily care regimen, using quality products, is absolutely essential.

    Over time, your skin can develop a dull, dry appearance. Exfoliating is the key for removing dead skin cells and releasing any trapped impurities. To bring back radiance and shine, use an exfoliating product that contains both physical as well as chemical exfoliators. Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser is the perfect solution for restoring a soft, even texture to your skin. It cleans and hydrates your skin while exfoliating to reveal silky smooth skin.

     

    To get a gorgeous glow, without sacrificing the health and safety of your skin, try St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse. This lightweight, non-greasy formula gives you a beautiful, streak-free tan without the strange smell that most self-tanners leave behind. With added Aloe Vera, it leaves your skin moisturized.

    Before applying the St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse, use an exfoliating scrub to slough off dead skin cells in order to make your tan last even longer. Try Glowology Sugar Mama Honey Scrub. Containing sugar granules whipped into a rich honey and shea butter base with olive oil and sunflower seed oil, it provides deep moisturization.

  • The Best Skin Care Products for Under $50

    Mothers, career women and other ladies on a tight budget don’t have to give up a luxurious skin care routine just to save money. Choosing the right budget-priced beauty items gives you the same glowing, beautiful skin without all of the cost. SkinDirect’s professional esthetician shares the best, and most popular, skin care items that cost under $50.

    A daily scrub is an inexpensive way to keep skin looking its best. The mild exfoliation of the Goldfaden Doctors Scrub helps skin glow while lightening scars and skin tone variation. This product also contains no artificial fragrances or dyes, no parabens or silicone and is never tested on animals.

    The Retinol line produces some of the best skin care products available, but not all of them are affordable. The TxSystems Afrim 2x helps your skin retain the firmness of youth. This helps minimize the fine lines and other signs of aging that appear around the eyes and mouth. It also works to even out brown spots and rough patches, and fits in any budget.

    The look of evenly tanned skin is still in, but the risks of real suntanning make self-tanners a safer option. Use the Xen Tan Dark Tanning Lotion instead of paying for a spray-tanning booth. It’s the best self tanning lotion SkinDirect offers, and it’s affordable.

    Don’t forget about the skin on the rest of your body. The Glytone Exfoliating Body Wash combines the skin clearing powers of gentle exfoliating with glycolic acid. This mild acid works to retexture the surface of your skin so your entire body will be smooth and glowing.

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  • Skin Care Made Simple

    Many women spend hours, every morning and evening, taking care of their skin with dozens of expensive products, only to achieve middling results. There is a better way, however, which can deliver beautiful skin without excessive effort. A simple program, laid out by SkinDirect’s esthetician, offers an easy skin care regimen, perfect for the busy woman.

    Step one of SkinDirect’s professional’s program is a simple morning routine involving only three products. The first thing is to clean the face with a non-soap cleanser, such as the Replenix Fortified Cleanser, which cleanses and moisturizes while delivering antioxidants to the skin. Secondly, exfoliate the skin gently to remove dead skin cells, deep clean pores and eliminate excessive oils. We recommend the Replenix Fortified Exfoliation Scrub because of its special formula involving tea, clay and bamboo. Lastly, apply a sunscreen to prevent harmful ultraviolet rays, which cause burning and the appearance of aging, from damaging the skin. Coola Moisturizing Face sunscreen has 12 certified organic extracts which both protect and moisturize the skin. Skindirect offers all three of these products.

    For nighttime care, there’s an even simpler routine. Most women will only need to cleanse their face with LaRocca Skincare Exfoliating Cream Cleanser and be ready for bed. LaRocca’s product uses 24K colloidal gold, diatomaceous earth and other natural ingredients to exfoliate, moisturize and promote collagen growth.

    The last tip for simplifying a woman’s skin care is to use products that have more than one function. Thankfully, a wide variety of these products are available at SkinDirect. We recommend the LaRocca Cleanser mentioned above, which cleanses and exfoliates, for nighttime use. In addition, Neova Day Therapy combines the protection of a sunscreen with antioxidants to prevent the appearance of aging. Bliss The Youth As We Know it Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 30 is another multi-purpose product because it is a sunscreen, moisturizer and anti-aging cream combined.

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  • Glycolix Elite: Perfect for Your Sensitive Skin!

    The effectiveness of glycolic acid in treating skin problems, as well as in maintaining a good skin condition, has been proven by many experts. Consumers are now also aware of this popular ingredient. This is also the reason that many products and even brands are steadily being named after the popular ingredient, glycolic acid. Though glycolic acid is proven to be very useful in skin care, proper formulation, of course, is still necessary in using this particular ingredient and in utilizing its benefits.

    Glycolix Elite is one of the most recommended brands that use glycolic acid within their skin care products. This company’s proper and exact formulation of glycolic acid is based on calculated and predictable results that have satisfied many consumers. This is also the very reason why irritation is greatly minimized in using this particular brand as compared to other brands. Many brands that contain glycolic acid are found to be causing a burning sensation whenever used, but this doesn’t seem to be an issue with Glycolix Elite products.

    Glycolix Elite Facial Cream is one of the most patronized product lines of Glycolix Elite. It is a soap-free cleanser. With the right doses of glycolic acid, it gently exfoliates and cleanses the skin. It also reduces breakouts and fights all other skin impurities better than ordinary liquid cleansers often found in the most common stores.

    For people with extra dry skin, Glycolix Elite Moisturizing Cleanser is recommended. It contains Green Tea Extract antioxidants, as well as Vitamins A, C and E. This cleanser offers the same benefits of glycolic acid but with proper consideration to dry skin type. It exfoliates and smoothes skin without ever drying them out.

  • Delightful Body Care from Cake Beauty

    When you think of skin care, aren’t you a bit discouraged to try products containing chemicals with long, complex names? This is where Cake Beauty comes in. This skin care line offers luxurious body pampering without making a dent in your budget.

    A Body Scrub has Never Sounded So Nice

    When you see a product with the name Cake Beauty Milk Made Smoothing White Sugar Scrub, don’t you find yourself salivating a bit? But don’t be fooled with its pretty name. It can be used to strip off the dead skin cells that your body produces, making your skin fresh and smooth.

    Menthol, Peppermint, and Mango

    Just by reading the label on Cake Beauty Cake Walk Triplemint Foot Creme, you’d know your feet will be in feet heaven (if such a thing exists) if you use this product. This is great to keep your feet healthy and clean after a long day of work.

    Citrus

    Aside from having a fantastic name, Cake Beauty Citrus Squeeze Better Bod Rub does not only sound promising but actually promises to give the body a better tone and reduce the appearance of those not-so-good-looking dimples.

    These products are great to try on yourself but don’t have all the fun! Give them as gifts and see how delighted your family and friends will be.

  • Juara: Skincare Secrets of Ancient Royalty

    Ever wondered how royalty have such beautiful skin? With Juara, modern beauty discoveries and secrets of ancient Indonesian royalty have been combined to provide a unique line of skin care products.

    Sandalwood on Facial Mask

    Sandalwood is relaxing to skin, especially skin that has been damaged. Juara has their own brand of Sandalwood product with Juara Milk Red Sandalwood Facial Mask, which boasts the exfoliating elements of milk combined with the relaxing characteristics of red sandalwood. The mask is free from fragrance. Perfect for use with oily or sensitive skin.

    Rice on Facial Scrub

    With Juara Rice Facial Scrub, the rice is used as beads that gently shed off the top layer of the skin. This is a natural, effective way to provide gentle skin exfoliation. After one use, the skin’s radiance is immediately noticeable. This facial rub is free from oil and is recommended for all skin types.

    Unique Black Tea Lip Balm

    Juara Sweet Black Tea Lip Treatment,  promises long lasting moisture and smooth lip texture. Combine this unique product with Juara’s other royal discoveries to achieve healthier, more beautiful skin.

  • Luxurious and Natural Skin Care from NUXE

    NUXE provides luxurious, natural, and effective products for a healthier skin. The company has gained the praise of fans around the world since its founding in 1957. Since then, they have continued a long tradition of providing quality skin care products. Unlike some other brands, its products contain no mineral oils or artificial coloring agents.

    Two of its most famous products are 3 Roses Toning Lotion and 3 Roses Micellar Cleansing Water. 3 Roses Toning Lotion freshens and de-congests the skin. Its ingredient, allantoin, soothes and moistens the skin. Because it is natural, it has the added benefit of being good for sensitive skin and for people wearing contact lens. There’s another benefit too. If you feel stressed out, there is a simple solution. Simply grab a facial tissue, soak it with 3 Roses Toning Lotion, and you have immediate relaxation.

    3 Roses Micellar Cleansing Water deeply penetrates, eliminating all presence of make-up or dirt, and leaving  the skin clear and toned. It has the bonus of antioxidants from Rose Water and Green Tea to make your skin as healthy as it should be. Due to its gentle formula, it is suitable for all skin types. There isn’t even a need to rinse before applying. To look refreshed, dab around the area of the eye soaked in this magnificent product, and you will soon find your impurities taken away.

  • Glowology: Your Sensitive Skin’s Best Friend!

    Glowology is now said to be the most effective solution to sensitive skin. Glowology’s products are  hypo-allergenic and contain 100% natural ingredients that underwent thorough research and gained the approval and recommendations of many skin experts.

    Glowology Afterglow Gel is now proven to be one of the most effective and highly recommended body care products that significantly reduce the ugly sight of cellulites and stretch marks. The Afterglow Gel is cleverly made in the form of a gel to sooth and refresh the skin from both internal and external causes of bad skin condition. External causes include common stress while internal causes can be impurities that skin encounters on a daily basis.

    The gel also improves skin texture and appearance. While extracts from algae which are proven to be the most effective natural ingredient in tightening the skin and stimulating collagen, works on the ugly skin marks. The combination of these ingredients is the secret why afterglow gel is way more effective than other brands in the market.

    Glowology Sugar Mama Honey Scrub, on the other hand, offers the most wonderful rejuvenating experience through a relaxing bath that everyone deserves. Not only does it cleanse the skin from dirt and all other impurities, it is also a body scrub that exfoliates the skin and removes the dead skin cells without drying and hurting them. Experts say that the ingredients of this honey scrub are perfect to make any skin type supple, healthier and younger. With honey, coconut and Shea butter, this honey scrub continues to be the consumers’ favorite in giving their body a wonderful treat.

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