Now is the time

Isn’t “now” the time for you? The children are back in school, and it’s time to be good to yourself. Are you thinking about your skin? Is it in the best condition? Does it seem too dry or too oily? Is it flaky? Is your skin in need of professional help? Is your skin ready for the new season? Let’s talk! Where will you be spending the majority of your time, as we glide into fall and winter? Once you answer that question, you must now start to consider your skin care regime for the coming season. This might require you making that phone call to your esthetician for an appointment to review and adjust your current regime. The ModVellum clinical skincare line that I carry and use, offers products that perform as well as offering a simple solution for most skin types. Are you considering a new treatment? ModVellum treatments, such as the Porcelain Peel and Nano fill take you one step further toward your most healthy skin. The benefits of a Porcelain Peel are: Reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and various types of pigmentation Infuse the skin with anti-aging actives Increase the density and luminosity of the skin Polish and remove surface buildup allowing for maximal absorption of the prior ingredients The benefits of Nano-fill are: Virtually painless (unlike traditional needling) May be an alternative to cosmetic injectables Does not produce bleeding Does not puncture or wound the dermis These are just two of the treatments available help you to have the skin you deserve. If this information makes you think, “this is the time for you”, call me! Fonda Jo at Finishes...
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HA-Supreme Serum

Super potent hyaluronic acid Hyaluronic Acid (a.k.a. HA, Hyaluronate or Sodium Hyaluronan) is one of the most important lipids found in the skin. It is an essential component for healthy skin as it surrounds collagen and fibril tissue by supplying nutrients and keeping it moist. This ingredient can be applied topically daily. This product is part of the Cell Recovery program and is both an anti-aging treatment and a significant moisturizer. It utilizes a natural preservative and is extremely light on the skin. HA fights free radical damage that occurs in the skin and causes the accelerated aging of the skin. It will replenish essential antioxidants and other key components that are destroyed by ultra violet radiation and it will revitalize the skin by adding nutrients. It should be noted that Hyaluronic Acid regulates the water content in connective tissue and holds 1000 times it’s weight in water. Thus, a wonderful moisturizer for that very dry skin. In the past, I have recommended Hyaluronic Acid Lotion to assist those with very dry skin. This NEW HA-Surpreme Serum is 7 times stronger. HA-Supreme Serum will be available the 1st of March. For further information or to pre-order, call me at...
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Stop Colds and Flu

Washing your Hands Most of us know that keeping hands clean through improved hygiene is one pf the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. But do you know the proper way to wash? Recommendations from the CDC (Center for Disease Control) are as follows: 1) Wet your hands with clean, running water, turn off the tap and apply soap. 2) Lather hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between the fingers, and under your nails. 3) Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice. 4) Rinse your hands well under clean, running water. 5) Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them. 6) Do this often throughout the day. You can cut back on those steps if you are using AntisepationTM Cleansing Gel (OTC Drug). Antisepation kills 99.996% of harmful germs, including E.coli, Pseudomonas, and Staph, on contact. No water? Try AntisepationTM Foaming Hand Sanitizer (OTC Drug). It is alcohol free, does not require washing or rinsing, and eliminates bacterial contamination on contact. Call for further information or to order...
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Bioavailability in skincare products…

What is it and & what does it mean? It is the ability for active ingredients to perform the functions (at the site intended) in the skin for its greatest effect. There are three factors that contribute to active ingredient bioavailability. These are easily remembered by the three D’s: Dose – How much active ingredient is in the product? Delivery – How does the active ingredient get to its intended cellular target? Depth – Is the active ingredient getting to the proper depth in the skin, to make a difference. There is often interference, mostly by a film left on the upper most layers of the skin and this can hinder the action of the product. This residue can interfere with the bioavailability of the active ingredients. In other words, product residue has the potential to directly affect the performance of active skin care ingredients. This residue can be from cleansers, makeup and even sunscreens. It is important to check for occlusive ingredients in any of these so that you can be confidant that the active ingredients of the treatment products that you use, will be able to get to their destination and achieve their...
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Toners and Their Functions

Why should you use a toner? What will it do for you? First of all…toners perform 4 vey essential functions: 1) Cleansing – Eliminates leftover makeup, cleanser residue, dirt and dead skin cells. 2) Re-balances pH levels that protect your skin from the environment. 3) Hydrates the skin. 4) Assists in the penetration of treatments and moisturizers which means complete absorption of products. Isn’t it time that you re-think using toners in your daily skincare...
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The Alpha Hydroxy Acid Phenomenon

Q: What are alpha hydroxyl acids (AHAs)? A: They are non-toxic substances which occur naturally in food. With refinement, they become non-prescription dermatological products with cosmetic benefits. AHAs have been proven to be effective in helping to keep the skin clear and healthy. The most common ones are Citric Acid (citrus fruits), Glycolic Acid (sugar cane), Lactic Acid (sour milk), Malic Acid (apples) and Tartaric Acid (grape wine). But the one that is the AHA of choice is Glycolic Acid which is set apart from all of the others due to its tiny molecular structure. It penetrates the skin and moves below the surface. It is most adaptable and beneficial for producing positive changes and results in the skin. It stimulates the production of collagen. Regular use of Glycolic Acid improves cell renewal, firmness, texture, fine lines and tone. Specific skin problems that have shown benefits from the use of Glycolic Acid are: Rough, dry and calloused skin Wrinkles and “Crows feet” Age spots & Hyperpigmentation (dark spots) Oily & Acne-Prone Skin Encrusted Nails When using Glycolic Acid, know 1) what you are using and 2) how to use it: Glycolic Acid works only when left on the skin. More is NOT better Must be of the highest grade Know the acid percentage and pH level and what you can tolerate Glycolic Acid is designed for simplicity and safety. Visual results vary from one individual to another. Give yourself the gift of patience and time for the ultimate pay-off: beautiful skin. This is the best time of year to be using Glycolic Acid on a regular basis. It will be your skin’s best friend. For more information how Glycolic Acid can benefit YOU, call me...
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