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What causes vertical lines and wrinkles?

While being safe and not breaking any laws…Close your eyes and touch whatever surface is in front of you. How does it feel? Rough? Smooth? Abrasive? Now, if your hands are clean touch your skin. How does it feel? Maybe different than you remember. Our skin changes as we age and the difference in texture can be alarmingly noticeable. Not only can you feel vertical lines and wrinkles, they’re also generally the

Mandelic Acid

Mandelic Acid, which is derived from almonds. This powerhouse ingredient serves as a gentle exfoliant and works to treat a variety of skin challenges including photo-aging, acne and irregular pigmentation. What It Is As I mentioned L-Mandelic Acid is found in almonds, and its name is derived from the German word for almond – “Mandel.” A little known fact about the almond – it is actually not a nut. The

You are What You EAT

Dry, flaky skin is a major concern for many people, especially in the winter. While moisturizers, oils and creams are great for topical use, treating skin from the inside out can also help to introduce some hydration back into the skin. Vitamin C helps boost skin hydration while working to prevent wrinkles. Foods filled with vitamin C include: broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, pineapple, kiwi, oranges and avocados. Vitamin E protects the skin from free

Cooler weather is here

Cooler weather is here—and with it, a change in your skincare routine. While humid summer meant less about layers of hydration, now is the time to focus on preventing dry winter skin. Here are the best skincare products for winter. VITAL C Hydrating Water Burst An innovative gel-texture hydrator, VITAL C Hydrating Water Burst is your skin’s best friend for winter. During the colder, drier months of winter, your skin

Antioxidants: multifunctional ingredients

Skincare’s more powerful antioxidants Although the human body has its own internal antioxidant defense system, daily use of topical antioxidants dramatically increases your skin’s protection against the visible signs of aging. The following are some of the most effective antioxidants to add to your skincare regimen: L-ascorbic acid is the only true form of vitamin C and it is the only ingredient to provide all of vitamin C’s topical benefits,

4 Things to Do Everyday for Your Skin

Healthy, glowing skin is the result of daily habits 1. Wear a broad spectrum SPF: Wearing a sunscreen every day is one of the best things you can do to maintain youthful skin. Exposure to UVA and UVB rays is the biggest contributor to premature aging. PCA SKIN® recommends applying a broad spectrum sunscreen of at least 30 SPF to protect from all types of UV damage. Ninety-five percent of

Patience is a Virtue!

Skin care products take time to work and everyone is different in terms of how soon they notice results. Vitamin C Known for its ability to brighten, it also leaves the skin with a dewy glow. This antioxidant rich vitamin does wonders for the skin because it helps create collagen. It also neutralizes free radicals which can cause fine lines, wrinkles and sunspots. Vitamin C helps with pigmentation by decreasing

The Power of Vit. C

The power of Vit. C Anti-aging and UV protection with Vitamin C Turns out, mom was right. Your morning glass of orange juice is essential to get your body going and keep it healthy. Orange juice is packed full of the essential antioxidant L-ascorbic acid (also known as vitamin C). Vitamin C — and all other antioxidants, in fact — protect the body’s cells from damage, including preventing signs of

Top 3 Caffeine Benefits in Skincare

Top 3 caffeine benefits in skincare Protect, prevent and refresh Caffeine is a regular part of most people’s morning routines, “Ok, but first coffee.” However, caffeine is being found in another part of your morning routine more and more – your skincare products. Caffeine is a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and circulatory stimulant, making it a powerful anti-aging ingredient. It’s used in products ranging from eye creams to moisturizers to SPFs.

Protect Your Skin From The Sun

As we age our skin becomes more drier and more lax and wrinkled, partly because we lose about 30% of the collagen in our skin after menopause and partly because of the SUN. So let’s start with rule #1- protect your skin from the sun. HOW? 1. Avoid the sun during peak hours (10 to 2pm) Even on overcast days. 2. Wear protective clothing which includes sunglasses and hats. There

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