You’re Invited to Erickson Cosmetic Dermatology’s Gifted and Gorgeous Party!
Join us at Erickson Dermatology (yes, this is the practice I work for!), 737 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL on December 11th from 4:30-7:30
We’ll have tons of super fun specials on treatments and products, trunk shows from Jo Malone London and Alexis Bittar, express hydrafacials, Jo Malone Hand and Arm massage, champagne, hors d’oeuvres and much more.
Get Gorgeous and Get Gifting: the Ultimate one stop shop!
Rsvp by calling us: 312-300-6858 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m traveling this week to the Sciton Laser User Summit, and then to see the fam for Thanksgiving, so I’ve got travel sizes on the brain. Here’s a neat DIY project (yes, you need a heat sealer, but I might be drinking the Kool-Aid on this one: I could be buying one soon!) to bring all of your great products with you!
This seems like a great way to travel with cleansers and SPF’s. I would still consider exposure to oxygen once the products come out of their original packaging, so be sure to use them up within a week for best results.
I started 3 fast facts because I could go on forever about some of these products… which can make writing about them a little daunting. Instead of overthinking (and therefore procrastinating), I’ll just use this category to finally touch on some of my favorite products & three reasons you might love them too!
Three Fast Facts About: SkinMedica C & E Complex
This satin-finish antioxidant feels like a makeup primer
➢ Fact 1
This fantastic product is a topical antioxidant used to protect the skin from future damage, promotes cell renewal, and increases the build of collagen. Topical vitamin C’s have been known to reduce inflammation (think rosacea and post-sun exposure) and brighten the skin. These are usually great for everybody with the exception of super oily skin types, and some very sensitive or fragile types.
➢ Fact 2
Usually Vitamin C is really unstable… always about to oxidize and bite the dust. In this case, the vitamins are suspended in a silicone (dimethicone suspension) base so they are gradually released throughout the day and won’t oxidize. This assures that your product isn’t weakened or *GASP* causing oxidation. This is an ANTI-OXIDANT, for goodness sake. But don’t become oxidation paranoid, you’re safe with this formula.
There are 2 forms of beneficial C in there, too… lipid soluble and water soluble. Covering our bases here.
➢ Fact 3
The above-mentioned dimethicone suspension is not just a great delivery system, it feels like an awesome makeup primer! This super-satin finish will make you look forward to applying it. Use it in the AM’s to protect against the onslaught of free-radical threats that you’ll meet in your day. Your skin will thank you for it!
I started 3 fast facts because I could go on forever about some of these products… I’ll use this category to finally touch on some of my favorite products & three reasons you’ll love them too!
Three Fast Facts: SkinMedica’s TNS Essential Serum
➢ Fact 1
TNS Essential serum is product is used to correct, protect from future damage, promote cell renewal, smooth, lighten discoloration, and increase collagen.
I personally call this fantastic product ‘The Ferrari of anti-aging products’. Not only is there Vitamin C in here, but lots of other potent goodies, too. Users will benefit from ultra-high concentrations of growth factors, 7 antioxidants, peptides, and super-potent 2% alpha-arbutin for lightening and brightening.
➢ Fact 2
Antioxidants both ways:
The antioxidants found in Essential Serum include ergothionine, green tea extract, blackberry leaf extract, saccharomyces ferment filtrate, coenzyme Q-10, tocopheryl acetate (E) and tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (lipid-soluble C), which are all free-radical fighters.
Just like SkinMedica’s C & E Complex, there’s a combo of water-soluble and lipid-soluble antioxidants here. This is good because the water-soluble antioxidants can weave down between skin cells. The lipid-soluble’s are meant to actually enter the cell through its membrane. The two types of action here means that you’re covering your bases, and in for a better result.
➢ Fact 3
In a hurry to look good?
Hyaluronic acid plumping spheres get to work on instantly-gratifying smoothing and hydration, while the growth factors, peptides, and antioxidants get to work in the background. Buh-bye, fine lines (now, and in the future).
In an actual hurry?
Essential serum is essential for the gal (or guy) on the go. You have, arguably, at least $900 of anti-aging products (and several steps) in one. But they’re not just ANY anti-aging products, they are the ultimate combination of both the beloved TNS Recovery Complex and APS corrective complex!
Further, the super-covenient dual chamber packaging is like those toothpaste/fluoride gel combo pumps that dispense both products simultaneously. One pump and both the APS serum and the Recovery Complex are dispensed.
Oh, and for the instant-gratification lovers out there: hyalauronic acid plumping spheres are present in this all-in-one serum.
I started 3 fast facts because I could go on forever about some of these products… I’ll just use this category to finally touch on some of my favorite products & three reasons you might love them too!
Three Fast Facts About: SkinMedica TNS Recovery Complex
➢ Fact 1
Growth factors are not something that come naturally to aging skin. Thankfully, SkinMedica has provided us with the #1 growth factor on the market, NouriCel-MD, which is a naturally secreted , physiologically-balanced combo of over 110 human growth factors that are both active and stable. TNS Recovery complex is made up of 93.6% NouriCel-MD (this means it’s potent).
Growth Factors like TNS Recovery complex basically play a game of telephone with the skin to unlock it’s ability to heal and repair itself. Since age and inflammation basically wound the skin, TNS helps ‘heal’, improving skin texture, smoothing fine lines, and reducing photo damage.
➢ Fact 2
This nifty red gel is quickly absorbed by the skin. In fact, you’ve got to be pretty quick about it! This has been a patient favorite for years. I would say that there’s almost a cult-like following of TNS among many clients/patients. Many of our patients insist that it almost instantly tightens upon application and won’t go without it. Great for all skin types, use AM/PM before all of your other serums and moisturizers.
➢ Fact 3
Since procedures like chemical peels and laser treatments are also a sort of wound, TNS Recovery complex is often times appropriate to use after your peel or laser treatment to help the skin heal quickly and predictably. That’s one reason it was called Recovery Complex! (Always check with your doctors office to see what their specific post care instructions are for your procedure). We love it after HALO laser, MicrolaserPeel, pro-fractional laser, chemical peels, after the incisions seal up post-surgical procedures, and all the time!