Archive: Skincare

Leann Rimes is speaking up for people suffering from psoriasis

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Psoriasis is a chronic disease that affects 125 million people worldwide and almost 8 million Americans. Recent studies indicate that nearly 60% of psoriasis patients said their disease was a large problem in their everyday life. Grammy Award-winning artist LeAnn Rimes just announced that she is a lifelong psoriasis sufferer. She hopes to bring more attention to this skin disease so that more people are aware of the physical and emotional effects of psoriasis.

According to People.com, Rimes, 26, was diagnosed with the chronic autoimmune disease at age 2. By age 6 she was covered in red, scaly patches that would crack and bleed. “Not only does that take a physical toll on your body, but it takes an emotional toll,” Rimes tells PEOPLE. “I was very self-conscious.”

Psoriasis Facts

125 million people worldwide have psoriasis, including 5.8 to 7.5 million Americans.1

Both men and women are affected by psoriasis, with a slightly higher prevalence among women.2

Psoriasis imposes a significant financial burden on the individual and the healthcare system – overall costs of treating the disease may exceed $3 billion annually in the US.3

For most people, psoriasis has a significant and unfavorable impact on quality of life. Recent studies indicate the following:
Nearly 60% of patients said their disease was a large problem in their everyday life.4
Patients with psoriasis covering more of their body experience a greater negative impact on their quality of life.5
Psoriasis had a greater impact on quality of life in women and younger patients.5

Many people who suffer from psoriasis have a low level of satisfaction with their treatment options. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation Benchmark Survey:
Nearly 80 percent of persons who were very dissatisfied with their treatment did not have severe disease.1

Psoriasis often appears between the ages of 15 and 25, but can develop at any age.1

About 75% of psoriasis patients have a mild form of the disease.

Nearly 25% of patients suffer from moderate to severe psoriasis.

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Finally an ANSR for acne?

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How does ANSR work?

ANSR PREP: PREP cleanses the skin for enhanced effectiveness of the phototherapy treatment. The ANSR: BEAM blue light waves kill the bacteria and ensuing infection, while the red light waves rapidly heal the skin. ANSR: NIGHT inhibits the excess secretions that create blemishes, while ANSR: DAY adds a moisturizing element to the acne fighting ingredients to keep skin balanced.

ANSR BEAM: Harmless phototonic energy is utilized by the ANSR: BEAM to assist healing deep below the skin’s surface. The healing light is produced by a special high intensity LED (light-emitting diode) and absorbed by the skin and cells in the body. This light, sometimes called photolight therapy or phototherapy, is converted into chemical energy, which initiates a cascade of events at the cellular level.

The ANSR: BEAM utilizes narrow-band, high-intensity blue and red photolight wave applications for treating acne. Blue light waves (430 nm) are precise wavelengths of light energy that are selectively delivered to the targeted area beneath the skin. Bacteria that causes inflammation associated with acne is known as Propionobacterium Acnes or P.acnes. P.acnes release porphyrins, which absorb the photolight energy and in effect, self-destruct. By removing P.acnes, inflammation disappears and acne clears up. A different photolight wavelength than skin-damaging ultraviolet light, blue light safely kills bacteria without causing dryness, redness or pain.

Red photolight wavelengths (660nm) are longer wavelengths that are able to penetrate the skin more deeply. Red photolight stimulates the collagens to create new, healthier cells – up to 200% more rapidly. In addition to new cell growth, the inflammatory process is slowed down thus curbing the acne cycle. As healthier cells crowd out inflamed and infected cells, the skin becomes noticeably clearer.

Scientists have concluded that the synergistic effect of anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory photolight wavelengths creates a safe and effective modality for improving acne.

ANSR TOPICALS: ANSR:’s scientific research team developed a special set of paraben free, acne-fighting topical lotions to help control acne and breakouts.

ANSR: PREP uses a precise combination of salicylic acid, scrubbing beads and exfoliating cleansers to help eliminate bacteria, slough off dead skin cells and remove excess oils to prepare the skin for light therapy application. The cleaner the skin, the deeper the BEAM can penetrate to accomplish its vital restorative work.

ANSR: DAY containshas AURAZIN™, a proprietary combination of natural ingredients that helps inhibit the thickening of skin oils so that they can pass freely up the hair follicles and safely onto the surface of the skin. This helps to keep oils from clogging the pores, preventing outbreaks. The DAY combines salicylic acid, minerals, botanicals and the AURAZIN™ acne-fighting formula with a gentle, non-greasy moisturizer. The skin is nourished and hydrated, and at the same time, more effectively protected against future outbreaks.

ANSR: NIGHT is a more concentrated version of the daytime lotion, but without a moisturizer. Also formulated with AURAZIN™, salicylic acid, minerals, and botanicals, NIGHT helps inhibit the thickening of skin oils, allowing the thinner oils to flow freely to the surface without clogging pores. Unlike its harsh counterparts, this easy-to-absorb gel works throughout the night to help stop acne in its tracks — below the skin’s surface.

USING ANSR

ANSR: PREP Wet face and gently massage the refreshing cleanser into a lather. Leave on your skin for an additional 20 seconds to allow the ingredients to work. If drying of the skin occurs, start by leaving ANSR: Prep on the skin for 5 seconds, and gradually build up to the full 20 second application. Rinse thoroughly and pat skin dry. Avoid eye area when cleansing with PREP.

ANSR: BEAM Once you’ve thoroughly cleansed your skin, you’re ready to apply both BLUE and RED photolight to the affected areas. Press the BEAM “ON” button for BLUE LIGHT and place directly on the skin. The BEAM will vibrate slightly to let you know it’s working. Using a slow, sweeping motion, gently run the unit along the surface of your skin for 5 minutes. BEAM will then automatically switch to deep penetrating RED LIGHT waves for 5 minutes, followed by automatic shut-off. (You can manually cycle from BLUE to RED by switching the button off and then on again.)

ANSR: DAY After treatment with light, apply a layer of DAY lotion to acne prone areas. Gently massage until absorbed into the skin. If drying of the skin occurs, begin with a spot application, and gradually build up to application over the entire afflicted area. You may apply makeup directly following application of ANSR: Day.

ANSR: NIGHT Cleanse skin and treat with light, as in the morning. Apply a layer of NIGHT gel to acne prone areas. Gently massage until absorbed into skin. If drying of the skin occurs, begin with a spot application, and gradually build up to application over the entire afflicted area.

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Brand Review: Isomers

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I was recently introduced to a great skincare line called Isomers from Canada. Once I started reading up on  Isomers I wondered how I hadn’t heard of the brand yet. I couldn’t wait to try the products after reading up on all the great reviews. Here are a few of my favorite products from the Isomers line.

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After just the first few weeks use I can definitely see an improvement in my skin, it’s much more hydrated and the fine lines around my eyes are less noticeable. It is surprisingly lightweight and when I applied it to my face it absorbed quickly into my skin.

Isomers One 3000 For Face is great for my combination skin it has helped correct both the excess oil in my T zone and dry patches. I am excited to use this into the fall and winter when my skin gets overwhelmed by the weather to help keep breakouts and dryness at bay.

Isomers One 3000 For Face
Benefits:

New ingredient Matrixyl 3000 + Lipolight Technology + Argirilene, Copper, and H-Pur . This version of the “powerful cocktail for the skin” contains the new MATRIXYL 3000™ that targets skin elasticity and loss of firmness and definition. This combination of anti aging elements helps to smooth, firm, tone and plump up the skin granting elasticity and suppleness.
Ingredients:

Sodium Hyaluronate, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Glycerin, Water/Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Propylene Glycol, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces/Iron Ferment, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment, Saccharomyces/Silicon Ferment, Biotin, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

Matrixyl is a trademark of SEDERMA.
Directions:

Use 3-5 drops. Once or twice a day, or as needed. Can be used all over the face, Follow with moisture cream.

$99.99 Isomers One 3000 For Face


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I love the mositure mist from Isomers it feels so good when you spray it on, it’s like a mini spa moment. On top of applying before my daily skin and makeup routine I like to occasionally mist my face throughout the day to refresh my face. This has been a lifesaver for the hot summer months and will carry me through the dry winter.

Isomers Moisture Mist with Minerals

Benefits:

An ultra-fine mist allows the skin to absorb a unique blend of nature and science inspired elements to infuse the skin with beneficial minerals, soothing re-hydrators and essential moisture. A truly important skin care tool, moisture mist can be used throughout the day in many ways. At work, when traveling and at play; moisture mist can be used to rehydrate the skin; set make up; clean skin of harmful salts and chlorine; and help to calm and sooth the skin any time …any where.

Key ingredients

* Low molecular weight sodium hyluronate – hydrate, plump, smooth
* Ectoin – protect against impossible environmental conditions
* Venuceane – protect against impossible environmental conditions
* AquaCacteen – protect against impossible environmental conditions
* Mediacalm – sooth, hydrate, calm
* Trace Mineral Blend – support / fortify skin surface

Ingredients:

Water/Aqua, Sodium Hyaluronate, Thermus Thermophilus Ferment, Ectoin, Opuntia Streptacantha Stem Extract, Boerhavia Diffusa Extract, Saccharomyces/Silicon Ferment, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces/Iron Ferment, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Tropolone.
Directions:

Use daily before applying your facial serums or moisturizer to improve hydration and help your skin look younger. Lightly mist face, pat excess dry, and then follow with your serums and / or cream. Suitable for all skin types and all ages.

$22.00 Isomers Moisture Mist with Minerals

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I have big eyes so when they are puffy or dark it takes over my whole face. Isomers pur for eyes is a lifesaver for me and has helped keep my eyes looking great even when I stay up a little too late or allergies leave my eyes puffy. I can just apply a few drops of the pur for eyes serum and in less then 20 minutes my eyes look great the puffiness is diminished. Since I started using this a few weeks ago my under eyes look much brighter and the dark circles have faded.

Isomers Pur for Eyes

Benefits:

This formulation is an extension of the R PUR Series for maturing and changing skin. Based in the same properties of the soy DNA, isoflavones and symbiozomes we have added a key dimension of soy Phosphatidylcholine. This key ingredient was chosen after careful review of its role in addressing lower eyelids and its targeted fat pads.

R PUR EYES, an intensive slurry of potent skin enhancing elements and key peptides that address the entire eye contour area, including: dark circles, fine wrinkles, eyelid flaccidity, puffiness, lower eyelid fat pads, firming; and smoothing.

Directions:

Morning and Night. Apply 1-2 drops of serum to the entire under eye contour and tap in gently. Can be followed with moisture cream.

$35.00 Isomers Pur for Eyes


Relief for your lips!

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On top of being a gloss junkie use a lot of  lip balms to keep my lips smooth and hydrated. I have been switching between a few different brands but I found a lot made my lips feel more dry after the balm wears off. Then I found Shu Uemura’s depsea therapy lip balm and the difference has been amazing.

I have been applying it right before bed and my lips feel moisturized all night and through the next day. A great balm to soothe summer worn lips and keep them protected into the cooler fall and winter months.

DEPSEA THERAPY MOISTURE RECOVERY LIP BALM SPF 15

Give lips the benefits of Depsea moisture for soft, supple lips. This smooth, sheer lip balm maintains hydration for 8-hours and prevents lips from chapping. SPF 15 formula protects lips from harmful UV rays.

$16.00 DEPSEA THERAPY MOISTURE RECOVERY LIP BALM SPF 15