Cutting-Edge Skin Care – What You Need to Know

Here is a quote from Myra Michelle Eby Author of “Return to Beautiful Skin” (and I couldn’t agree more), “Stop putting the same cheap, toxic ingredients on your skin.  Stop using artificial coloring and fragrances when the natural alternatives look and smell better anyway.  Stop ignoring cutting-edge technology.  And stop thinking of your skin as an inanimate object rather than the living, complex organ that it is!”

So many ingredients in our skin care products are actually contributing to inflammation which is the cause of acne and hyperpigmentation in the 1st place.

INGREDIENTS TO LOOK FOR IN YOUR SKIN CARE PRODUCTS:

-Peptides –  A protein shown tho stimulate and repair skin which will in turn slow the aging process

-Plant Extracts and Marine ingredients- Nontoxic and natural healing ingredients

-Vitamins – Packed full of anti-oxidants which can help to lighten, brighten and tighten the skin.  Look for products containing vitamin A, C and E in your skin care.

INGREDIENTS TO AVOID:

Benzoyl peroxide –  over use can make the skin sensitive and vulnerable to environmental damage.

Synthetic Fragrances – Allergy causing and irritating to the skin

Parabens – A chemical based preservative that is “considered” to be dangerous and trigger inflammation, which is enough said for me.  There are plenty of amazing skin care products out there that are paraben free so why take the chance.

We offer a complimentary skin care consultation at Spa 10 so if you have any questions or concerns about what’s in your skin care products come in and we will go over them with you.

To set up your appointment just click the link below.

http://www.schedulicity.com/Scheduling/SelectProvider.aspx?business=S14D9L&service_id=213288

Lori Crete – Skin Care Therapist, Licensed Esthetician, Spa Owner- devoted to helping women from all over the world look and feel beautiful!  If you are in need of a natural & beautiful looking airbrush spray tan, a skin rejuvenating facial treatment or a clean and friendly environment for waxing…give Spa 10 a call!  To book an appointment with Lori or her team of Licensed Estheticians please visit www.thespa10.com.

© 2011 Skin Care by Lori, Inc. All rights reserved

References Return to Beautiful Skin by Myra Michelle Eby with Karolyn A. Gazella

12 Hidden Beauty Robbers

I found this list of “Beauty Robbers” written by Jennifer Devlin in one of my trade magazines, and thought the information was valuable and well worth sharing!

The following ingredients, which are found in most personal care products, should be avoided at all costs.  Clients with skin sensitivity issues often see a significant improvement in their condition when they stop using these ingredients.

  1. Benzoyl peroxide
  2. DEA (Diethanolamine), MEA (Monoethanolamine), & TEA (Triethanolamine)
  3. Dioxin
  4. DMDM Hydantoin & Urea (Imidazolidinyl)

    Ingredients to Avoid!
  5. FD&C Color & Pigments
  6. Parabens (Methyl, Butyl, Ethyl, Propyl)
  7. PEG (Polyethylene glycol)
  8. Phthalates
  9. Propylene Glycon (PG) and Butylene Glycol
  10. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
  11. Sunscreen chemicals
  12. Triclosan

Although there have been few clinical studies on what these ingredients actually do to the skin, I have personally seen incredible healing when clients at Spa 10 start using  product lines we offer that DO NOT contain these ingredients.   Our licensed estheticans have watched acne heal, sun spots diminish and redness and skin sensitivity simply just disappear!

Lori Crete – Skin Care Therapist, Licensed Esthetician, Spa Owner- devoted to helping women from all over the world look and feel beautiful!  To book an appointment with Lori or her team of Licensed Estheticians please visit www.thespa10.com.

©Skin Care by Lori Inc. 2011

References: les nouvelless, July 2011, Jennifer Devlin