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THE HOTTEST TRENDS IN SKINCARE FOR 2019
SHOULD YOU USE THEM OR LOSE THEM?
Each year brings with it fashion trends, decorating trends, and beauty trends.
The latter covers everything from nails, haircare, makeup and skincare. With the ubiquity of social media, beauty users now can pick up popular trends from anywhere across the world and follow them. Skincare is the biggest segment in the beauty industry with global sales that hover around $130 billion in 2019. There is so much for consumers to digest and decide on. We turned to Dr. Manish Shah, a Denver Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and skin care expert. He takes a microscope to some of the hottest trends in 2019 to give you insight into what’s worth your hard- earned dollars.
CBD In Skincare
Much like it did in 2018, CBD is taking off in the new year. In fact, CBD (short for cannabidiol) has no plans of easing up its reign on the skin-care world in 2019. As a case in point, there are at least two MAJOR skin care brands that now include CBD in their skincare, not to mention the indie companies who have created CBD skincare. Dr. Shah’s take: “As far as it being good for skin, it acts as both an anti-inflammatory agent and an oil reduction agent. Theoretically, its addition to skin care products, especially those tasked to fight acne and other inflammatory skin conditions, is probably legitimate. It is also a good antioxidant that can help protect against free radical damage to skin cells. CBD can be made from hemp which helps skincare companies get around the federal ban on marijuana. Side effects of unregulated use include: Nausea, fatigue and irritability. CBD can increase the level in your blood of the blood thinner coumadin, and it can raise levels of certain other medications in your blood by the exact same mechanism that grapefruit juice does.”
Some beauty editors and bloggers swear by pimple patches. According to experts, those patches are about to get even more advanced by way of a ton of tiny microneedles (or "microstructures").The logic is that you can out put a smaller amount of acne-fighting ingredients into these tiny little cones and apply it to the skin, it's a better, more effective delivery system.
Here's how they are purported to work: The small band-aid-like sticker hasspikes coated with hyaluronic acid thatare thinner than a hair follicle. Through these teeny painless pricks in the skin, the patch drives the active ingredients deep in to the skin. Dr. Shah’s take:
“There is plenty of good medical literature on the validity of these small patches that are impregnated with various chemicals. The patch gets worn and the needles (either metallic or made out of absorbable polymer) penetrate the skin delivering the chemical treatment. Their design takes advantage of the concept of transcutaneous delivery of drugs. Patches can be custom made to fit various areas of the face and deliver anti-aging or other chemicals while a patient sleeps. The efficiency of delivery is better through the tiny skin punctures than if you only put the chemical directly on the intact skin. In theory, aesthetic practitioners can make custom topical treatments and place them on the patches to deliver customized at home skin treatments for their patients.”
Is a Cryotherapy Facial Is the Best Way to Brighter, Tighter Skin?
Cryotherapy has gained popularity in recent years with spa treatments exposing clients to subzero temperatures to help relieve pain and improve their health. This wellness treatment has recently undergone another adaptation with the cryotherapy facial treatment. The Cryo Facial is a cryogenic treatment that is performed by what is considered a "cryo probe," which beams vaporized liquid nitrogen across the forehead, cheeks, nose and chin. Different from the cryotherapy chambers that can be used for pain relief, the facial targets helping the face look younger. Dr. Shah’s take: “This may be more suspect. There isn't a great deal of study-based evidence that cryotherapy facials actually do what they claim. Typically, cryotherapy uses extremely cold liquid nitrogen to freeze exposed skin cells to kill them, like a wart. The facials use the same liquid nitrogen as a spray, but the aesthetician doesn't stay in one area too long to avoid frostbite to the skin. Some level of cold injury occurs, probably to a very superficial level of the skin, so there may be some exfoliation. But there are safer ways to get exfoliation without risking frostbite or hyperpigmentation.”
ANTI-POLLUTION SKIN CARE
Your skin is exposed to environmental aggressors on a regular basis. Although unseen, these pollutants can wreak havoc on your skin by breaking down collagen and elastin, the fibers that give skin its bounce. To help reduce these unwanted side effects, anti-pollution skin care products are continuing to gain favorability among consumers. Just as SPF is now de rigor in skin care, this seems to be the case with anti-pollution ingredient. Dr. Shah’s take: “I think that this is a new name for old tech. In brief, our skin is exposed to environmental contaminants that create inflammatory conditions. These conditions lead to build up of free radicals in the skin. The ingredients in antipollution skin care are basically strong antioxidants that protect against the free radicals. But the skin is assaulted by more than chemicals. It experiences dehydration, UV exposure, temperature changes, etc. True antipollution skincare should guard against all this. Typical protective and reparative ingredients include vitamin E, vitamin C, retinoids, hyaluronic acid, zinc oxide, vitamin B3, and bisabolol.”
Dr. Shah’s final verdict: Just as one can become a slave to fashion, the same can happen with skin care trends. My best advice is to consult with your skincare physician. Discuss what you are exposed to during the day. Is it sun, pollution, humid air, wind, etc.? Talk to your doctor about what type of skin you have. Skin type changes as you age, and as hormonal factors come into play. Someone who had oily skin in their 20’s and 30’s can have combination skin in their 40’s and 50’s. Speak with your aesthetic provider about what your specific goals are for your skin. Is it reduced acne? Fewer wrinkles? Reduced brown spots? Broken capillaries? Just because something is a trend, does not mean it’s right for your skin care type or your goals. If you have a regimen that works for you, stick with it. Don’t be tempted by designer brands if drugstore brands are effective for you. There is nothing wrong with giving your skin care routine a modern “kick,” but good skincare does not mean one must try everything available on the market or in a med/spa or doctor’s office.
About Dr. Manish Shah
Manish Shah, M.D., F.A.C.S. was born in Canada and raised in the Washington, D.C. area. He graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania, receiving a degree in biomedical engineering. He then completed his medical training at the University of Virginia, earning his Medical Doctorate. During this time, he also completed a one-year fellowship in microsurgery research at the New York University School of Medicine / Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. As a prelude to his plastic surgery training, Dr. Shah completed a rigorous five-year training program in General and Trauma Surgery at Emory University and the Medical College of Georgia. His formal training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery was completed at the Univ. of Tennessee College of Medicine – Chattanooga Unit. After completing his plastic surgery training, he moved to New York City when he was selected for the prestigious Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. He underwent extensive, advanced training in aesthetic surgery of the face, breasts, and body at the hands of some of the most renowned cosmetic surgeons in the world. This fellowship is widely considered to be the best of its kind in the world. Dr. Shah is one of only a select few plastic surgeons in the country who have undergone formal post-graduate training in aesthetic surgery.
Dr. Shah’s specialties include revision facial aesthetic surgery, rhinoplasty (“nose reshaping”), and aesthetic surgery of the breast (breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction). He is, however, well-trained in all areas of aesthetic surgery.
Dr. Shah’s aim is to obtain a natural appearing transformation that complements the real you!
Dr. Shah is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He maintains a private practice in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in the Cherry Creek neighborhood of Denver.
Dr. Shah is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Rhinoplasty Society, and the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Shah is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Winter is almost over, but the temperatures are still pretty frigid. My skin is still suffering from dryness due to the cold weather. One of the best skin care lines that I have been able to try out recently, that has really helped to protect and moisturize my skin is Sulwhasoo skincare.
Sulwhasoo is an interesting name for skin care, but I love the products!
Hydro-Aid Moisturizing Soothing Cream, ($90.00)
Mask and relax with the multi-purposeful Hydro-Aid Moisturizing Soothing Cream! A moisturizing and soothing cream that provides relaxation to tired skin, creating a layer of hydration with the cooling Birch sap extract. Birch sap helps soothe distressed skin, while Liriope Platyphylla and Ginseng Sprouts help the skin maintain long-lasting moisture perfect for below freezing weather!
How To Use: The Hydro-Aid Moisturizing Soothing Cream can be utilized in 3 unique ways creating a well-rounded, multi-purposeful cream
1.For cooling: Put the Hydro-Aid Moisturizing Soothing Cream in the refrigerator to enhance the soothing effect when applying.
2.For glowing makeup: Mix a little bit of the Hydro-Aid Moisturizing Soothing Cream into your foundation or makeup product for a moisture glow.
3.Overnight sleeping mask: Apply a thick layer of the Hydro-Aid Moisturizing Soothing Cream at the end of your night time skincare routine as an overnight sleeping mask.
Hydro-Aid Moisturizing Soothing Mist, ($45.00)
The Hydro-Aid Moisturizing Soothing Mist is an easy on-the-go spray for all those brisk morning walks to work! The hydrating and soothing facial mist contains gentle birch sap which helps relieve tired skin and maintain moisture. The mist sprays evenly and finely, giving the skin a sense of comfort. The refreshing scent will provide a sense of peace and serenity as if walking through a beautiful forest.
How To Use: When your skin feels dry, close your eyes and spray the mist at a 7-8 inch distance. You may use this mist instead of toner after cleansing or after applying makeup as well.
I apply this moisturizing mist all over my face after cleansing, to help seal in the moisture. It feels amazing! I can't wait to try it out in the summer time, perhaps right after a workout, or after a day in the sun.
Radiance Energy Mask, ($85.00)
Radiate good energy on these cold winter days! The Radiance Energy Mask is a sleeping mask that helps promote a clear and smooth complexion overnight with precious jade for immaculate radiance. Jade provides intensive overnight skincare and helps remove skin impurities, leaving your skin looking smooth and immaculate when cleansing in the morning. The light, creamy texture helps create a protective layer on the skin to keep it moisturized and feel relaxed as you sleep.
How To Use: Use as the last step of your nighttime skincare routine. Apply a moderate amount evenly across your face and allow it to absorb overnight. Wash off the next morning. Use 2-3 times a week.
For my dry skin, I leave this mask on overnight, and I do not rinse it off in the morning. It really adds an extra layer of moisture that my skin needs during these colder winter months.
Available at us.sulwhasoo.com
The Korean skin care regimen is one of the most talked about contributions that have influenced countless of beauty trends across the world. The daily skin care includes both a morning and evening routine that cleanses, rebalances, and hydrates the skin from the inside-out. Most people use products like Benton skincare for their healthy and beautiful skin.
As one of the country's most famous contributions, this routine continues to be popular because it follows the following principles:
1. Korean skin care is all about prevention
The Korean skincare routine starts early to ensure that people practice proper hygiene at a relatively early age. Additionally, this skin care routine also includes SPF protection which prevents the skin from ageing faster than it usually does. This ensures that users can continue to enjoy their youthful appearance for a longer time.
2. High-quality products is the key
High-quality products doesn't always mean expensive. In fact, various Korean skin care products are made with organic ingredients that offer gentle yet effective results on your skin. When selecting products for your skin care routine, it helps to narrow your choices by first determining your skin type which could either be normal, dry, oily, combination and sensitive.
Each skin type requires a specific skin care routine that target key problems that could affect its overall health.
3. Hydration is essential
What makes the Korean skin care routine so different is that it mainly focuses on hydration which helps keep skin stay soft and supple. Regardless of what skin type you have keeping your skin properly hydration prevents it from becoming prone to signs of ageing and symptoms.
All of which plays a role in making sure it stands out from the rest. With these key principles in mind, it's safe to say that the Korean skin care routine is vastly different from the western method of taking care of their skin.
The key products in the Korean skin care routine
While western skin care focuses heavily on treatments that may include harsh ingredients, the Korean skin care routine emphasizes on using gentle products with small doses of potent ingredients. To start your K-beauty skin care routine, here are the important products to invest in:
Oil cleansers - these products are the first-step in starting a K-beauty skin care routine. Their purpose is to remove makeup residue, dirt, and other forms of pollution that your skin accumulated throughout the day by loosening their bonds from your skin’s surface.
Water-based cleansers - these cleansers require being lathered with water which is the second step in removing dirt and pollution from the skin. Water-based cleansers are different because they help wash away deep-seated dirt while also providing nutrients to your skin.
Exfoliators - this is a product that one should use weekly to help slough off dead skin cells. They also help improve blood circulation on your face which results in radiant looking skin.
Toners - toners are considered the first line of hydration because it serves as a base in making the following products become more effective.
Essences - are concentrated ingredients that have a light and feathery consistency that offer special effects on the skin. Some of which include anti-acne, anti-ageing, and anti-pigmentation, all of which can be readily absorbed through the skin.
Treatments - these are also concentrated ingredients that are best applied in small doses. The reason for this is because it can affect the skin’s overall structure when applied too much.
Sheet masks - are essential weekly treatments that help add vitamins and nutrients to the skin. Many of which come in individual packs at affordable prices.
Eye creams - are light creams that target the specific skin around your eyes, protecting them from dark circles and puffiness.
Moisturizer - is considered the last hydrating step that helps lock in your skin’s moisture throughout the day.
Sun Protection - includes SPF products that protect your skin from harmful UV rays.
Each product plays an important role in ensuring your skin is properly nourished from the inside out. Compared to expensive treatments like Botox, harmful acids, and laser surgery, the Korean skin care regimen is a recommended daily habit because it is relatively safe, easy to maintain, and can be applied to any skin type. That means regardless of whatever problems you may have, you can always fit and customize your products to better suit your needs.
However, while the Korean skin care regimen is still safe, people who have sensitive skin may require additional care from experts. If you are on the fence on whether or not it is time to switch up your skin care routine, consider scheduling an appointment with a dermatologist first. That way you can rest well knowing that you can benefit from their professional advice.
My skin gets so dry when the temperatures drop! Thankfully, I have found that relief for dry skin doesn't have to break the bank. Tree Hut bath and body products are very effective and very affordable. From lotions and butters to sugar scrubs,Tree Hut covers the full spectrum of specialty bath products. Plus all of their products smell absolutely amazing!
My favorite Tee Tree products are definitely their deliciously scented Almond & Honey body butter, and sugar scrub.
Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub gently exfoliates my skin with the amazing scent of Almond & Honey. Tree Hut Sugar Scrubs are infused with Certified Shea Butter, and an array of natural oils, including Evening Primrose, Safflower Seed, Sweet Almond, Avocado, and Orange Oil. This scrub provides intense exfoliation AND moisturization, leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth while providing powerful hydration. I use it twice per week in the shower. I simply scoop a small amount into my hands, and massage it all over my rough, dry elbows, knees and my feet. I also use it all over my body right before I apply my favorite sunless tanning lotion. It removed dead skin flakes, and leaves my skin feeling renewed.
After every shower, while my skin is still a bit damp, I apply my Tree Hut Almond & Honey Body Butter. This extra thick body butter, infused with Certified Shea Butter, Raw Cocoa Butter, and Safflower Seed Oil, softens rough skin and provides twenty four hour deep hydration. Fall in love with the creamy texture to benefit your hands, legs and all over body. Scented with the essence of Sweet Almond Oil and Honey, apply the cream after a shower or following an exfoliation treatment for absolute best results. Consider it a condition enhancing treatment for hand and body hydration to better your lotions and moisturization essentials!
I apply this rich formula onto my feet, and all over my body. It is interesting to note that my skin truly stays hydrated for 24 hours. I know this because as soon as I undress for my shower at night, my skin is still just as soft and supple as if I just applied the body butter!
Right now, Tree Hut is giving away some very special skin-saving treats in their latest giveaway – scrubs + body butters + a $250 Ulta Gift Card! They’ve even included Ellen’s fave in the bunch – Almond & Honey – which she uses to get super, soft skin.
Head on over to Instagram, follow @TreeHut, like the giveaway post, tag a friend in the comments and click the link in their profile to enter their email! Hurry, the giveaway ends January 31st! The winner will be posted on @TreeHut’s Instagram Account (US residents only)!
For additional information on Tree Hut go to: https://www.treehutshea.com
When it comes to wrinkles and skin firming, women want a regimen that delivers immediate results. They want to feel and see it working. Brazilian Skin has come into the beauty scene with, what is poised to be, the next cult favorite.
The line contains a powerful combination of nature and science from ingredients derived throughout Central and South America. With a board of advisors that includes Dr. Andrea Godoy; the Brazilian Dermatologist of choice for former Victoria’s Secret bombshells Alessandra Ambrosio and Ana Beatriz Barros, Brazilian Skin’s Facelift Kit offers a simple daily 3 step system that radically reduces wrinkles, tightens, and firms skin erasing 10 years within 2 weeks.
The Facelift Kit retails for $229.00, each serum in the kit can be purchased individually. To understand what makes these serums so special, we must first look at their ingredients, and more importantly the dosing and combination of them.
“When people apply Brazilian Skin serums and feel their face tightening and see the transformation within a minute, they immediately ask me what the ingredients are and how is this even possible, explains,” Dr. Godoy. “After 2 weeks of use people are amazed at very specific skin improvements such as reduced scarring, breakouts, lines and wrinkles. This is due to the effective collaboration of ingredients at clinical levels,” she adds.
Key ingredients found in Brazilian Skin’s serums include:
Acmella Oleracea or “Jambu” a plant extract found to have very similar, short-lived effects to Botulinum Toxin. “This is the “magic” ingredient that gives the user the tightening sensation, so they feel it and see it working. When used regularly, elasticity is significantly improved,” explains Dr. Godoy.
Magnesium Aluminum, a naturally occurring mineral derived from purified and refined clay, which tightens and smooths the appearance of under-eye puffiness, sagging, and fine lines.
Camu Camu contains more Vitamin C than oranges. Obtained from berries, it serves as a superfood for skin. “Here you’re getting a lot of ellagic acid, a powerful antioxidant that protects skin from free radicals. This is what addresses acne scarring and dullness due to sun damage,” explains Dr. Godoy.
Acacia Gum which is extracted from the sap of the Acacia Tree is another ingredient that tightens, firms and smooths skin at the same time giving skin a younger, supple appearance.
Snail Mucin which seals in moisture and allows active ingredients to penetrate the skin very well, also diminishes fine lines and has incredible healing capabilities which address acne scars, sun spots and dry spots. “This ingredient is incredibly powerful for skin healing and some doctors recommend it for those who may react harshly to Retin A,” says Dr. Godoy.
Snap 8 Peptide works to smooth away the look of wrinkles and expression marks. This is particularly effective on the forehead and around the eyes.
Stem Cell Complex are found in the forms of (Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Extract, Perilla Frutescens (Chinese Extract) and native to the Amazon Rainforest, the Acai Palm Tree renowned for its ability to thrive in harsh conditions. The Chinese Basil Plant is rich in Rosmarinic Acid, which is known for its ability to plump up tired skin. These 3 antioxidants help to defend against oxidative stress by effectively disarming radicals.“ Stem cells are a powerful skin defender against stress. This slows down aging as stem cells divide and spread out to replenish other cells or reach other damaged tissue for repair,” explains Dr. Godoy.
Brazilian Skin’s Facelift Kit $229
STEP ONE:AGE REVERSAL BRATOXIN ®
This powerful rejuvenating serum immediately tightens skin and smooths lines, leaving skin more radiant. The curated, scientifically proven and clinically tested ingredients in this Brazilian skincare formula, helps to hydrate, smooth, soften, and increase your skin’s elasticity. In addition, skin gets nourished, restored and hydrated by consistent use of this serum.
- The powerful synergistic ingredients in Bratoxin have been shown to:
- Tighten and smooth the skin immediately
- Reduce barcode wrinkles and bitterness folds within minutes!
- Diminish the depth of wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes
- Smooth and redesign the lip contour
- Increase skin Moisture levels by 51.4% after 24 hours
- Provide exponentially more Vitamin C delivered into the skin, as well as Ferulic Acid
- Protect against Oxidation and Reactive Oxygen Species scavengers
Daily Application morning and evening. Apply 2 to 3 drops at a time, then gently massage into skin.
STEP TWO: BRATOXINSTA®The 60 Second Smoother of Lines and Wrinkles
The formula in Bratoxinsta® contains stem cells from the Acai Palm Tree, Basil Plant, and White Oak Plant. In addition, 6 bioactive peptides help smooth the appearance of existing fine lines and wrinkles by supporting the proteins that weaken with age. These active ingredients work synergistically with the peptides to deliver vital phytonutrients and antioxidants.
Another unique ingredient in Bratoxinsta is Chondrus Crispus (Seaweed) Extract also known as Irish Sea Moss, which contains a hydrating, nutrient-rich blend of vitamins and trace minerals such as sulfur, iodine, magnesium, and selenium.
• Instantly smooths the appearance of fine lines
• Sculpts facial contours
• Lifts and tightens
How Bratoxinsta Works
Bratoxinsta is comprised of clinically dosed ingredients which have shown to work to tighten the skin instantaneously. Some of Bratoxinsta’s ingredients will help to tighten the skin on the surface, helping to smooth fine expression lines and blur the appearance of wrinkles. Once applied, the powerful active ingredients will start working on getting your skin smoother, tighter, and more youthful-looking with every use.
Simply dispense a small amount on to your fingertips and feather it throughout fine expression lines, and wrinkles. Wait about a minute to start feeling the tightening effects of Bratoxinsta. Wait for it to set before applying makeup. Apply to a clean and moisturized face.
STEP THREE: AÇAI TRIPLE STEM CELL COMPLEX - SLEEP MASK
Brazilian Skin's Potent Açai Triple Stem Cell Complex Mask is an overnight mask application crafted with an innovative, breathable, and nourishing film ingredient that functions as a transdermal penetration medium to facilitate the complete absorption of the “Grams Triple Stem Cell Complex.”
This remarkable complex uses the latest stem cell technology to derive powerful actives from Acai Palm, Chinese Basil, and White Oak resource materials. These derivatives impart antioxidant, protectant, and anti-aging benefits. For ultimate results, apply the mask just before bedtime & leave on overnight.
∙Transparent, Odorless & Non-Greasy Overnight Film
∙Outstanding breathability, water and rub resistant
∙Anti-Oxidant + Anti-Aging Benefits
∙Complete absorption into the skin
How the Acai Mask Works
The mask uses a delightfully smooth and transparent base ingredient called Baycusan®. This serves as the perfect medium to hold and sink the active ingredients into the skin. It exhibits a non-greasy, non-sticky skin feeling and is odorless. Baycusan’s outstanding water resistance and rub resistance ensures that the mask sits comfortably on your skin and stays there. This is also beneficial should you choose to leave the mask on while you sleep, as the mask won't rub and fade off. Its hydroscopic and breathable barrier properties ensure the skin locks in valuable moisture and breathe uninterrupted.
Daily Application as needed. Apply by smoothing gently over entire face, avoiding eye area. Leave on for 20 minutes until completely dry. To remove, apply water and peel or rub off easily. For optimal results and to facilitate the long-lasting retention of the stem cell antioxidant properties to the skin, apply mask before bedtime and leave on overnight.
“Brazilian Skin’s line of serums is really ideal for a woman who wants
significantly visible transformation in less than 10 minutes. The results are truly remarkable. The women who try it are instantly amazed,” says Dr. Godoy.
Meet Dr. Andrea Godoy- A leading Brazilian Dermatologist
After graduating from the University of Medical Sciences of Santos in Brazil in 1999 with a Specialist Medical Degree in Dermatology, Dr. Godoy has spent years discovering the most cutting-edge technologies and treatments to keep her patients looking young and beautiful. She has traveled all over the world attending countless workshops, conventions and pieces of training (i.e. the Photo Dynamic Therapy in Milan, 2005.)
As a top Dermatologist for Brazilian Supermodels, Dr. Godoy has also co-authored “Foundations on Dermatology” and “Treatise on Dermatological Surgery, Cosmetic and Laser.”
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I love learning about breakthrough skin care miracles that really work! Since I am getting older, I find myself getting obsessed with anti-aging products. I was excited to learn about Bratoxinsta Wrinkle Serum and to get the chance to try it out.
When it comes to banishing wrinkles and crow’s feet, an immediate result is where it’s at. Gone are the days of waiting 8 to 12 weeks for improvement. People want noticeable wrinkle fading within minutes. They want to feel it working and look in the mirror as the change is happening. Brazilian Skin’s line of creams and serums delivers exactly that. It combines science and ingredients from the Amazon rainforest to deliver dermatologist-approved topical age reversal with effects similar to Botulinum Toxin, aka…Botox.® Wrinkles are gone within minutes without needles. Brazilian Skin offers a type Botox result without the appointments, expense and needles. Dr. Vishal Kapoor, a Beverly Hills, CA Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Medical Advisor to Brazilian Skin explains how this skincare line really delivers results quickly.
Bratoxinsta® The 60 Second Smoother of Lines and Wrinkles
Within 60 seconds of application, the state-of-the-art minerals and antioxidants found in this serum gets to work fast to plump up skin, tighten and smooth out wrinkles. With clinically dosed concentrations of purified and refined clay, Peptides, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Extract, Perilla Frutescens (Chinese Extract), Acai Palm Tree Extract, Chinese Basil Plant’s Rosmarinic Acid, known for its ability to plump up tired skin; Bratoxinsta offers the immediate gratification that the countless other creams and serums are missing.
“Women are always telling me that they spend money on creams and serums that do nothing. They play the waiting game and get frustrated as they throw away another cream or serum. With Bratoxinsta, there’s no waiting. You’re getting the highest amounts of these key ingredients possible and when working in concert with one another results are instantaneous,” explains Dr. Kapoor.
The powerful combination of stem-cell, antioxidants from Açai and peptides help to improve long-term appearance of wrinkles and will address sun damage and other issues with skin texture and tone. Some of Bratoxinsta's ingredients will help to tighten the skin on the surface, helping to smooth fine expression lines and blur the appearance of wrinkles. Once applied, the powerful active ingredients will start working on getting your skin smoother, tighter, and more youthful-looking with every use.
Simply dispense a small amount on your fingertip and gently feather it over any wrinkles and expressions lines. Apply to a clean face, allow 60 seconds for effects to begin before applying makeup. “A little goes a very long way with Bratoxinsta. One or two drops on the fingertip will do it. You can actually watch it working in the mirror. This is what sets it aside from other creams touting themselves as ‘Botox in a Bottle,’” says Dr. Kapoor.
Main Ingredients… A Deeper Look
Magnesium Aluminum is a naturally occurring mineral created purified and refined clay, that tightens and smooths the appearance of under-eye puffiness, sagging, and fine lines.
Peptide Complex works to smooth away the look of wrinkles and expression marks.
Stem Cell Complex (Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Extract, Perilla Frutescens (Chinese Extract). Native to the Amazon Rainforest, the Acai Palm Tree is renowned its ability to thrive in harsh conditions. The Chinese Basil Plant is rich in Rosmarinic Acid, which is known for its ability to plump up tired skin. These 3 antioxidants help to defend against oxidative stress by effectively disarming radicals.
“Stem cells slow down aging by defending skin against stress and serving as an internal repair system. Stem cells divide without limit allowing them to replenish other cells or migrate to damaged areas to repair tissue,” explains Dr. Kapoor.
Chondrus Crispus (Seaweed) Extract Also known as Irish Sea Moss, Chondrus Crispus contains a hydrating, nutrient-rich blend of vitamins and trace minerals such as sulfur, iodine, magnesium, and selenium.
The Bratoxinsta formula also contains stem cells from the Acai Palm Tree, Basil Plant, and White Oak Plant. In addition, 6 bioactive peptides help smooth the appearance of existing fine lines and wrinkles by supporting the proteins that weaken with age. These active ingredients work synergistically with the peptides to deliver vital phytonutrients and antioxidants.
What is the recommended age group for Bratoxinsta?
Bratoxinsta is suitable for all age groups. For more mature skin, its innovative formula can help reduce the existing signs of visible aging immediately, while for younger skin, it can help prevent and delay the onset of fine lines and wrinkles. “Women will see significant and rapid improvement to fine lines, wrinkles and sagging. A woman in her 20’s and 30’s will be able to take a preventative approach to their skin care by maintaining tautness and wrinkle free texture longer,” says Dr. Kapoor.
Does it work?
I apply Bratoxinsta to the areas of my face where I see the wrinkles that I want to treat. Thankfully, I don't have that many! I apply a few drops around my lips and on my laugh lines. I dot a little onto my forehead as well. I love the tightening sensation that I feel as the product starts working to tighten my skin. In the day time, I use it before I apply my day creams/serums, and then follow with my foundation. I also use Bratoxinsta at night. I use it at night so that it can be working its wonders on my skin while I sleep. It works very well. My skin definitely looks years younger.
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About Dr. Vishal Kapoor, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Medical Advisor to Brazilian Skin
Dr. Vishal Kapoor is a Southern California native who received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, where he graduated with the highest honor, Alpha Omega Alpha, putting him in the top 10% of his class. He then went on to complete a rigorous six-year residency in the prestigious combined General and Plastic Surgery Program at The University of Washington in Seattle, one of the nation’s finest programs in Plastic Surgery. Given his desire to further hone his skills in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Dr. Kapoor opted to pursue additional training. His practice is based in Beverly Hills, California
You can purchase Bratoxinsta here: https://brazilianskin.com/collections/all-product/products/bratoxinsta
I love learning about natural beauty remedies and organic ingredients that I can use at home to create my own beauty products! Have you ever heard about Maguey Sap?
I just learned about 100% Organic Maguey Sap that is the perfect ingredient for at-home beauty masks and scrubs. Salviana has recently introduced their product that is 100% Organic, Vegan, Non-GMO and Chemical Free. When combined with common ingredients (oats, salt, or sugar), it results in a scrub that leaves skin polished, glowing and refreshed.
About Raw Maguey Sap:
The MAGUEY is an ancestral plant that lives in a semi-desert area, with little to no rain fall. It reaches maturity between 8-12 years old, and flourishes only once before ending its lifecycle.
It survives in this hostile environment by storing a nutritious sap in its wide and thorny leaves called “pencas”.
Check out these amazing DIY recipes, developed by Denielle Nicole Wegrzyn for Salviana:
Sweet Salviana Scrub
1 tblspn Salviana
1 tblspn brown sugar
1 tspn raw organic oats (for calming)
1 tblspn extra virgin olive oil
-mix, scrub or leave on for 15 mins-enjoy exfoliating!
Salviana Nana Mask
2 tbspns Salviana
1/2 under-ripe baNANA
1/2 tspn of ground cinnamon
-mix, leave on for 15 mins and chant blemishes be gone!
Yo, get your Salviana mask on!
1 tblspn Salviana
1 tblspn plain greek YOghurt
1/2-1 tbspn matcha green tea powder
-mix, add more yoghurt if needed, leave on for 15-20 mins-enjoy feeling calm and bright!
Needing a gift idea for that sweet Mommy-to-be on your list this year? One thing she will appreciate is skin care products to help pamper her during this time of her body changing. Not just any skin care products! She needs products that are chemical-free, made of natural ingredients and are safe for her growing baby. They also must be effective!
Thankfully, Belli Beauty Skincare has the perfect beauty gifts that the Mommy-to-be will love!
Belli Beauty is luxurious, effective, and pure skincare specifically designed to deliver beautiful skin and peace of mind at every life stage, including pregnancy and nursing. Belli's Picky for a Purpose promise means Belli's products are OB/GYN & Dermatologist recommended, allergy tested, paraben-free, gluten-free, cruelty-free, free of artificial dyes or fragrances, and medically researched.
My daughter-in-law, Cassidy, is expecting a baby girl in January. As an early Christmas gift, I have bought her Belli Beauty's 3 top-selling products. Cassidy absolutely loves her Anti-Blemish Facial Wash, Clearly Coconut Oil, and Elasticity Belly Oil.
Look at Cassidy's adorable baby bump! That is my first grandchild in there!
Belli Beauty’s Anti-Blemish Facial Wash was just nominated by What To Expect in the category of “Best Pregnancy Skin Saver.”
Cassidy's changing hormones were causing her face to break out. Belli's Anti-Blemish Facial Wash. This refreshing facial wash has helped to keep her skin clear and blemish-free.
Belli Anti-Blemish Facial Wash is a pure face wash that leaves skin clear and refined, without over-drying or irritation. Lactic acid (found naturally in the body) gently and effectively cleanses and exfoliates acne prone skin. Lemon peel oil is a natural anti-bacterial and skin brightener. Green tea extract and cucumber are rich in antioxidants. FREE of salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and benzoyl peroxide-common acne fighting ingredients that can result in over-drying and irritation and should be avoided during pregnancy. Anti-Blemish Facial Wash is a favorite of those struggling with blemishes, sensitive skin, or breakouts from any cause including hormonal changes from pregnancy.
Belli Beauty's Elasticity Belly Oil helps keep those stretch marks from forming
Cassidy was very worried about getting stretch marks because she is such a small person. Thankfully, since applying this perfectly moisturizing oil on her growing belly every day, she has been successful in avoiding them so far!
Belli Elasticity Belly Oil combines science and aromatherapy to effectively and luxuriously prepare the skin for stretching and maintain the look of smooth, healthy skin. This luxurious blend of pure plant extracts features scientifically researched ingredients, including Vitamin E and Gotu Kola, which help with stretch mark protection.* Cocoa butter provides deep, rich moisture. Essential oil of lavender calms and soothes the senses, while nourishing and moisturizing to help skin stretch without damage. Ideal as a pre-natal (or any type) massage oil.
Belli Beauty's Clearly Coconut Oil smells delicious and works like a charm to keep all of Mommy-to-be's skin supple without any chemicals involved!
Cassidy is obsessed with Belli BASICS Clearly Coconut Oil! She is loves how it has many beauty uses and cannot wait to use it on her sweet baby when she arrives.
Belli BASICS Clearly Coconut Oil is truly a ONE INGREDIENT WONDER. 100% fractionated coconut oil is ideal for any age or life stage - infants, tweens, teens, expecting moms, nursing moms, & beyond.
Many Uses - Face Moisturizer, Body Moisturizer, Hair Anti-Frizz Moisturizer, Diaper Rash, Hypoallergenic moisture (very helpful for sensitive skin and skin conditions), Makeup Remover, Under makeup or over makeup to set it.
Many Benefits - Anti-bacterial, Liquid, No color, scent, preservatives, or potential irritants, Quick absorption, Hypoallergenic & Effective Moisture (for the most sensitive skin and skin conditions.)
To learn more about Belli Beauty or to place an order, go to: https://www.belliskincare.com
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Promote Relaxation and Balance with Frownies Aroma Therapy Body Lotion
Discover the power of Aroma Therapy Body Lotion by Frownies. Crafted with rich moisturizing agents that help nourish and rejuvenate skin, this invigorating daily body lotion is packed with organic, therapeutic grade essential oils.
Infused with a sweet floral fragrance, the Aroma Therapy Body Lotion is a bottle filled with pure goodness that softens and hydrates arms, legs, and body and is gentle enough for sensitive skin. For best results, apply this luxurious lotion liberally from head to toe to bring out a healthy glow.
See why more women are choosing to nourish their skin with the skin-loving ingredients from the Aroma Therapy Body Lotion:
- Organic Oat Oil: High in whole form vitamin E along with organic Apricot, Safflower, Grapeseed, Meadowfoam oils are packed with powerful unsaturated fatty acids to soften, smooth and nourish the skin.
- Organic Aloe Vera: Named the “plant of immortality” by the ancient Egyptians, aloe vera has been known to fight aging, soothe skin, treat acne and sunburns.
- Rosewood Oil: Extracted from an evergreen tree indigenous to Peru and Brazil, Rosewood oil has a warm, woody and fruity scent and is popular for its therapeutic properties. Said to promote feelings of happiness and strength, it can also help retain the skin’s elasticity, prevent wrinkles and aid in eczema, psoriasis, and acne.
- Ylang Ylang: Floral and sweet, this essential oil promotes healthy skin and can lift your mood while having a calming effect. It can also condition oily skin, treat acne and blemishes and stimulates new cell growth. Ylang Ylang is also known to support emotional and spiritual balance and alleviate those who are physically drained.
- Geranium Essential Oil: Provides a numerous amount of health benefits and was commonly used by the Ancient Egyptians for promoting beautiful skin. It has also been used in holistic treatment to improve emotional, physical and mental health.
Since 1889 Frownies has been run by a family of women that are committed to ageless beauty in a safe and affordable manner. Unlike expensive injections and risky surgeries, Frownies are much more natural and effective treatments that retrain facial muscles to prevent wrinkles and lines on the face.
For over a century, Frownies wrinkle-reducing products have been a Hollywood favorite. Classic beauties like Olivia de Havilland and trendy young stars like Rashida Jones have referred to Frownies as their beauty obsession. Other celebrity beauty fans include Raquel Welch, Missy Pyle of Heroes, Mad About You, and Boston Legal and Rene Russo of The Thomas Crowne Affair and Lethal Weapon III.
I received a sample of Frownies AromaTherapy Daily Body Lotion to review. The scent is uplifting and the formula makes my skin feel luxuriously soft. This deeply penetrating lotion is perfect for my dry skin in these winter months. I love it!
For more information or to place an order go to: https://www.frownies.com/
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Now that the hustle and bustle of the holidays are over, we finally have a little time for ourselves :) Sun Bum, Colormetrics and Wink Brow Bar have just the stuff to help you ring in the new year in style. Check out these tips and tricks on how to make yourself the pop on NYE.
Get glow that will last with Sun Bum Self-Tanning Towelettes (which are my very favorite sunless tanning products.)
These multi-tasking towelettes ensure a damage free experience in the sun by exfoliating, moisturizing and darkening skin all in one go!
Champagne isn’t the only thing that can pop this NYE when you add Streekers to your glam routine
Streekers instantly bonds liquid hue to your hair. The formula looks and acts just like permanent hair color, so you can brush your hair without dulling the shade or risking color flake-off.
Make your brows the envy of the party with a little help from the pros at Wink Brow Bar
“Girls and women prefer the fresh faced look, and brows make all the difference. A light thin or sparse brow can make you look messy, but tinting can change this. The process takes about 10 minutes where specific product is applied directly to the brows usually to make your brows a shade or two darker.” – Umbreen Sheikh, founder of Wink Brow Bar
*Product en route. All opinions are my own.