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How to Layer Your Skin Care Products

layeringblogimageWhen it comes to layering your skincare products, there’s a right way and a wrong way. In fact, the order in which you apply your products is just as important as what’s inside them. You know the first step to use a cleanser, then a toner…but what comes next?  Don’t fret. Learn to layer products like a pro, with our guide to skin care layering below.

Morning regimen order

1. As a general rule, apply your lightest product first. Serums, which can range in texture from liquid to gels are applied first because they deliver the highest concentrated of active ingredients most efficiently. Pick two or three serums that each treat one of your concerns. For wrinkles, we recommend formulations with added peptides, like PCA Skin ExLinea Peptide Smoothing Serum. Look for serums, like SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense, that contain salicylic acid is best for oily skin types.

2. Use targeted treatments for problem areas nextlike Murad Acne Spot Fast Fix on that persistent blemish, or cover your crow’s feet with your favorite eye cream. We recommend one with an SPF like DDF Protective Eye Cream SPF 15 or Dermalogica Travel Size Total Eye Care SPF 15.

3. Then, apply full-face treatments, like an antioxidant treatment or acne treatment for the entire face.

4. Moisturize to seal in your other products. Facial oils, like John Masters Organics Pomegranate Facial Nourishing Oil or Rodial Stemcell Super-Food Facial Oil, can be applied after to any dry spots you find after moisturizing. If you’re using two or more serums under your moisturizer, skip any facial oils to avoid becoming too greasy. Remember, facial oils can penetrate moisturizers but not vice versa, so always apply your moisturizer before a facial oil. If you choose a moisturizer with an SPF, opt for one with UVA/UVB broad spectrum protection with a minimum SPF of 30. We recommend a lightweight, oil-free moisturizing SPF, like Elta MD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46.

5. SPF. You’ve heard it a million times, but we’ll say it a million-and-one. Never leave home without an SPF on your face. We’ll leave it at that.

Night regimen order

1. Retinols need to be applied directly to clean skin to be most effective. However, if you have sensitive skin, applying a serum or moisturizer before hand will help the retinol to penetrate with less irritation.

2. After your first layer has absorbed, apply any targeted treatments, like a rich eye cream (we recommend Neocutis Lumiere Riche Bio-Restorative Eye Balm), or if you have any other spot specific treatments, like NeoStrata HQ Skin Lightening Gel for dark spots and discoloration, now is the time to apply.

3. Finish with a moisturizer.  Apply a heavier night cream, like SkinCeuticals Emollience, for drier skin types. If you have oily skin, opt for a lotion, instead of a cream as they are less hydrating. Many are specifically for problem or acne-prone skin. We like Jan Marini Bioglycolic Bioclear Face Lotion.

Morning or evening, remember to wait for a few minutes between for each layer to allow for the product to absorb.  This way each product is able to penetrate and deliver its specific benefits without interfering with the function of the next product layer.

The SkinMedix Team

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SkinMedix Power Couples

Sales pressure and misleading information have likely made you believe that you must use products from the same brand to see results. This is 110% FALSE. Not only is it perfectly OK to mix and match products from different brands, but sometimes doing so is essential if you want to get the best results possible! But you don’t need a chemistry degree to master your skincare equations because we’re revealing some of our favorite high-powered pairs! Choose your skincare concern and see your solution below.

De-Aging
de-agingLook younger, longer. This powerhouse duo helps skin make skin look smooth, soft, more youthful.
SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic
Avene High Protection Mineral Cream SPF 50

Blotchy or Uneven Skin Tone
evenskintoneThese two work together to help create skin that looks more even-toned and younger.
Murad Rapid Age Spot & Pigment Lightening Serum
Revision Intellishade Tinted Moisturizer SPF 45 Original

Unslightly Pores
poresCreate a virtually poreless complexion instantly and over time.
Clarisonic Replacement Deep Pore Cleansing Brush Head
PCA Skin Total Strength Serum

Acne
acneMeet the blemish busters. Look fresh, natural while fighting blemishes all day.
Obagi CLENZIderm MD Daily Care Foaming Cleanser
Murad Acne Treatment Concealer

Redness
rosaceaWelcome to the redness-free zone. Help visibly calm skin for instant redness relief.
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel
SkinMedica Redness Relief CalmPlex

Hydration
hydrationNever be thirsty again. Replenish dry skin instantly with this moisture-rich team.
Revaleskin Intense Recovery Treatment
Neocutis Lumiere Riche Bio-Restorative Eye Balm

Do you mix and match your skincare brands? Let us know in the comments below!

The SkinMedix Team

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2012 ASDS Survey on Dermatologic Procedures

The 2012 ASDS Survey on Dermatologic Procedures found that dermatologic surgeons performed nearly 8 million medically necessary and cosmetic procedures in the United States in 2012 (a nearly 7 percent increase over 2011).

If you had one of the 8 million procedures performed, protect your investment! Aging doesn’t stop with a procedure. Keep your results looking fab for longer with daily at-home care and prevention. Shop SkinMedix today for the best prices on the world’s leading anti-aging and age-preventive cosmeceuticals normally available only through physicians’ offices and high-end spas at much higher prices!

In the meantime, check out the facts in this infograpghic on dermatologic procedures from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery’s 2012 survey.

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NEW! Neocutis Bio-Cream Riche Skin Balm with PSP

Neocutis Bio Cream RICHE available at SkinMedix.com

Hey NEO•CUTIES! Have you heard the NEONEWS?! There is a new member of the NEOCUTIS family of products! We are proud to introduce BIO•CREAM RICHE: Everything you love about the original in a more hydrating balm! The perfect present for these dry winter months.

This fast-absorbing skincare balm delivers skin rejuvenating PSP® technology with a lavish dose of moisturizers plus skin softening wild yam extract to help enhance skin’s look and restore vitality.

BIO•CREAM RICHE helps to:

  • Smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Restore hydration and guard against moisture loss.
  • Renew suppleness and softness.
  • Counteract dryness associated with climate and/or hormonal shifts.
  • Nurture skin after cosmetic or dermatologic procedures.

Ideal for normal to dry skin.

  • Non-comedogenic
  • Dermatologist tested
  • Free of color additives and fragrances
  • Not tested on animals
BEFORE AFTER
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Photos courtesy of Michael H. Gold, M.D. Tennessee Clinical Research.

How to Use:

Apply PM or as directed by your skincare professional to clean, dry skin on the face, neck and décolleté. Daily sun protection is recommended. Use JOURNÉE Bio-restorative Day Cream with PSP® Broad-Spectrum SPF 30 for optimal results during the day.

Are you as excited about the NEW Neocutis Bio-Cream Riche Skin Balm with PSP as we are?! Leave us a comment and let us know!

The SkinMedix Team

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2012 Holiday Domestic Shipping Deadlines

2012 Holiday Domestic Shipping Cutoff Dates:

To receive your order before Christmas on December 25th, please follow these suggested (not guaranteed) cutoff shipping days to allow enough time for processing and delivery; however, please note that the United States Postal Service cannot and will not guarantee delivery before Christmas even if you follow these suggested cutoff dates.

Standard (Free Shipping) orders must be placed by December 14, 2012

All Priority Shipping orders must be placed by December 17, 2012

Express Overnight orders must be placed by December 20, 2012

Last-Minute Gift E-Cards by December 25, 2012. E-mail gift E-cards can be sent immediately, at any time

Orders placed after the above cutoff dates will be delivered after Christmas.

Alaska and Hawaii deliveries: Please add 3 additional days for standard shipping. For Express Shipping to Hawaii, add 1 additional day.

DISCLAIMER: The above cutoff days are not a guarantee that your package will be delivered by those dates. This is merely a guideline. Please plan ahead.

→  CLICK HERE TO START SHOPPING SKINMEDIX NOW! 

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Top 5 Moisturizers for Dry Skin

Top 5 Moisturizers for Dry Skin - SkinMedix.com

Dry, flaky skin can be itchy and uncomfortable, but dry facial skin can be almost as embarrassing as a breakout. Whether you’re dealing with an all-over moisture problem or a few annoying spots, these products will do the trick—even during the worst winter months.

1. Revaleskin Intense Recovery Treatment – contains the highest concentration of CoffeeBerry extract (1.5%) offered in skin care to naturally, effectively restore the vitality of stressed, aging skin. This non-irritating, super-antioxidant formulation dramatically minimizes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation and redness and provides visibly noticeable nourishment and renewal.

2. Neocutis Bio Cream Bio Restorative Skin Cream w/ PSP – helps to restore elasticity and radiance to stressed skin. Formulated with PSP, the most complete protein blend of Human Growth Factors, Cytokines and Interleukins available to rejuvenate and soothe skin. Nurtures, nourishes and refreshed stressed skin after non-invasive cosmetic procedures such as fillers, microdermabrasion and light peels.

3. SkinCeuticals Emollience – uses a combination of grape seed, rose hip and macadamia oils along with Brazilian sea algae to moisturize dry skin. It also works well in dry, cold climates as well as high altitudes.

4. PCA Skin Collagen Hydrator – rich emollient moisturizer contains a blend of humectants and shea butter for maximum hydration in patients with dry and mature skin. It alleviates skin dryness and provides excellent antioxidant benefits.

5. SkinMedica Rejuvenative Moisturizer – a facial cream rich in vitamin E and vitamin C (potent antioxidants that protect the skin from environmental aging influences), essential fatty acids and botanical cellular enhancers. A perfect solution necessary to replenish tired, stressed skin by rejuvenating the skin and easing the appearance of aging.

A good facial moisturizer is a must if you want to keep your skin looking young and healthy. Our top 5 moisturizers list  for dry skin are long-lasting and fast-absorbing, so you won’t need to worry about showing any signs of dryness! Visit SkinMedix.com or follow the product links below to purchase!

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FEATURE FRIDAY: Neocutis Lumière Bio-Restorative Eye Cream

NEOCUTIS - InStyleBeauty Award Winner!

Neocutis Lumière Bio-Restorative Eye Cream is the closest you can get to auto-fixing puffiness and dark circles. (Few formulas target both so effectively.) Dermatologic surgeon Mitchel Goldman in San Diego says then fragrance-free cream is a triple threat—hyaluronic acid plumps skin, protein growth factors promote new collagen, and caffeine tightens and restricts blood vessels. —InStyle Magazine

This Award winning, intensive line smoothing eye cream with PSP® helps improve signs of skin in the delicate eye area.

Formulated with 30% more PSP®, a complete protein blend of Human Growth Factors, Cytokines and Interleukins available to smooth and soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

  • PSP® and hyaluronic acid help firm and hydrate the delicate skin under and around the eyes.
  • Helps reduce the appearance of under eye darkness.
  • Smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Caffeine helps alleviate signs of skin puffiness.
  • Soothes and refreshes the delicate eye area to help minimize signs of fatigue.

Apply AM/PM or as directed by physician for visibly younger looking eyes!

CLINICALLY PROVEN RESULTS
Neocutis Lumiere Eye Cream available at SkinMedix.com

Recently, a large clinical study with LUMIÈRE Bio-restorative Eye Cream was completed. The study demonstrated that LUMIÈRE helps to significantly reduce the signs of aged and stressed skin around the eye after six weeks of twice daily use. The results of this study were published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, July 2007, Volume 6, Issue 7, Pages 725-729.

See detailed study results by clicking on link below!

Neocutis LUMIÈRE Study

Looking to target the most stubborn signs of skin aging on more than just your eyes? All Neocutis products are formulated with a blend of science and Swiss technology to enhance skin’s natural beauty. Click here to discover the entire Neocutis line at SkinMedix.com!

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