Want healthy, youthful looking skin? With SkinCeuticals, you can transform your skin from drab to fab in no time.
If you care about the appearance of your skin, a proper skincare regimen is essential for healthy, youthful skin.
Most women shy away from this due to many factors, some including time, cost, laziness or simply not knowing which products are best for their skin.
After completing some non-invasive treatments at SpaMedica, including IPL, Forma and Fractional 1540, I knew I had to step up my own skin care regimen, which included your basic morning and night creams. Soon enough, I realized I wasn’t addressing my main skin concerns.
This meant finding a brand of products that would help nourish my skin, deep into the dermis and not just on the surface.
Enter SkinCeuticals. This was a brand I was familiar with, but had not yet tried. I was lucky enough as a beauty editor to have some of these products on hand to test, but it wasn’t until I had a skin assessment that I began to use them properly.
(I can’t stress enough how important it is to get your skin assessed by a professional at least once a year in order to treat your skin properly and buy the right products. Not only will your skin benefit, but you’ll also save money on the products that are not right for your skin.)
Of course, you need to tailor your products according to your skin type, which is also one of the reasons why SkinCeuticals is an amazing line. No matter what your skin type, there are three basic areas that apply to everyone: Prevention, Protection, and Correction.
Over the past five months, I have been using various SkinCeuticals to help address my skin concerns, which include, lack of hydration, fine lines, red blotches and brown spots. Most of these products are used before you apply a moisturizer, which is why I consider them “vitamins” for my skin.
Here are the products I use daily and weekly as per my esthetician’s advice for my skin’s needs:
Gentle Cleanser removes excess impurities and oil without drying the skin. It’s non-irritating cleanser that conditions, soothes, and calms skin and can be used in the morning and a night.
C E Ferulic
A must have! I use this product daily in the morning. C E Ferulic is an antioxidant combination that delivers advanced environmental protection against photoaging by neutralizing free radicals that can accelerate the appearance of aging. It helps to increases firmness and replenishes lipids to visibly reduce wrinkles.
Hydrating B5 Gel
Another must have! Enriched with vitamin B5, Hydrating B5 Gel replenishes nutrients the skin needs to feel smooth and appear younger. This moisture-enhancing gel contains hyaluronic acid, the body’s natural hydrator, to bind moisture to the skin. It basically helps to maximize the benefits of your daily moisturizer.
AOX Eye Gel
This eye serum-in-a-gel contains a synergistic antioxidant combination to help protect the delicate eye area from oxidative stress, while targeted actives revive under-eye skin and helps reduce the appearance of puffiness, fight signs of aging and reduce the appearance of puffiness and under-eye bags.
Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50
This groundbreaking, weightless, 100% physical sunscreen provides water-resistant broad-spectrum protection. Enhanced with a plankton extract, this lightweight sunscreen increases skin defenses and resistance to UV and heat stress. Colour-infused technology enhances natural skin tone and boosts daily radiance.
Used 2x per week:
This resurfacing and replenishing serum helps to reinforce the skin’s barrier for healthier, more radiant skin. It helps normalize epidermal renewal to create a noticeably smoother, softer surface texture, stimulates enzymes that help break the bonds that bind dead cells to the surface of the skin, to diminish surface lines and wrinkles and improves skin’s radiance, keeping new, healthy skin on the surface.
Phyto Corrective Gel
This is especially useful if you’re undergoing facial treatments. This serum is optimal for sensitive or problem skin, and contains botanical extracts to help calm skin. It contains cucumber and thyme to soothe and calm skin and plant glycosides help minimize discoloration.
These products have helped nourish my skin, and although I am no longer doing any type of non-invasive facial treatments (which some of these products are perfect for), I continue to use them as part of my skincare regimen to keep my skin healthy, hydrated, youthful and protected against environment elements and sun damage.
The results are amazing!
-By Toni-Marie Ippolito