Monday, September 23, 2013

Peels with the Power to Change the Skin and the Results to Prove It

The Proof is in the Peel

Few cosmetic treatments can change the skin’s appearance more dramatically than a professional facial peel. From correcting troublesome conditions, like acne or hyperpigmentation, to simply giving the skin a rejuvenating “lift,” peels exist for a variety of purposes. However, navigating the bloated peel market all alone–and the claims that each product makes–can be a daunting task. If you’re considering a facial peel, the myriad choices available can seem overwhelming without a solid benchmark for comparison. And for most people, that benchmark is the proof that a product performs as promised.
For Suede Salon, Spa and Body's , proof is easy to come by. Suede's Estheticians are known for their ability to create  a healthy complexion without irritation, Suede only uses peels that back up their product claims with hard evidence for years. And with a proven collection of non-wounding peels for all skin types, you won’t have to scour the earth to find the right treatment for your unique concerns.
For those looking to correct superficial flaws and revitalize the skin, Today’s Peels offer a gentle, no-downtime alternative to harsh chemical peels. Instead of forcing the skin to repair itself with damaging chemicals, Our peels work with the skin’s own chemistry to encourage healthy exfoliation and renewal. Using chirally correct ingredients–ingredients purified at the molecular level for maximum potency with minimal irritation risk–Today’s Peels require no prior preparation, yet are powerful enough to dramatically diminish the appearance of fine lines, dark spots, oily and acne-prone skin.
Blueberry Smoothie $75
Combining antioxidant blueberry extract with stimulating L-lactic acid and blue corn meal, Blueberry Smoothie is a powerful yet gentle exfoliating peel and scrub. An exceptional blemish treatment, this light peel effectively corrects an assortment of superficial skin concerns, from sun damage to multiple degrees of discoloration. So impressive are its results that Blueberry Smoothie is among Suede's top-selling treatments.
Pomegranate Peel $75
Designed to even out the top layers of the skin, Pomegranate Peel infuses the skin with powerful antioxidants while stimulating collagen to smooth over rough skin and correct uneven texture and tone. Combining 15 percent L-lactic acid–a chirally correct alpha hydroxyl acid derived from milk–with some of nature’s most effective free radical fighters, including red wine resveratrol, pomegranate seed oil and astaxanthin–a marine carotenoid 500 times more potent than vitamin E–Pomegranate Peel is remarkably gentle catalyst for change.
Benefit Peel  $100
Benefit Peel truly is a peel for all skin types. Utilizing encapsulated retinol, this stimulating antioxidant peel is especially effective at neutralizing hyperpigmented, problem and prematurely aged skin types. In fact, in recent clinical testing, 91 percent of Benefit Peel recipients reported brighter skin, more uniform tone and less apparent wrinkles in just six weeks.
Purity Peel  $125
A unique blend of five chirally correct acids, Purity Peel is the answer to oily and acne-prone skin. Made with 10 percent encapsulated retinol and over four percent salicylic acid and L-TCA complex, this maximum strength clarifying peel effectively exfoliates problem skin, unclogs pores and eliminates toxins and impurities with amazing results. In clinical testing, over 95 percent reported clearer skin and fewer and less severe breakouts in just four weeks.
Call today for your Complimentary Skin Consultation and learn what peel is best for your skin type.  856-985-0700.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

LG-Retinex The Most Popular Anti-Aging Ingredient


The New Gold Standard in Anti-Aging

For decades, retinol has reigned supreme as the final word in age defiance. A mainstay of anti-aging skincare and professional treatments, retinol’s greatest strength–its ability to aggressively stimulate renewal–was also its biggest drawback, as it often irritated the skin in the process. Despite countless attempts, few could harness it power for peak performance without irritation–until now. Thanks to innovations in skincare science, CosMedix has definitively answered the retinol challenge. Meet the new gold standard in anti-aging: LG-Retinex.

A Revolution in Retinol
Containing not one, but two retinoids–retinol and retinal–in a one-of-a-kind encapsulation, LG-Retinex is unrivaled in potency, penetration and stability. “It takes two metabolic steps to convert retinol to retinoic acid and only one metabolic step to convert retinal to retinoic acid,” says Noureddine Mriouah, Principal Scientist for Astral Brands. “Among retinoids precursors, retinol and retinal are the nearest, on a metabolic pathway, to retinoic acid and are likely to match its benefits more closely.”

Combining high concentrations of both retinoids, this groundbreaking compound is the closest thing to prescription-strength age defiance without a prescription. However, despite its power, LG-Retinex is remarkably gentle. Featuring an “intelligent encapsulation” system, this unique ingredient helps neutralize retinol’s trademark irritation without compromising its performance.

Better Delivery. Better Results.
Another part of what makes LG-Retinex so dramatically effective is its liposomal delivery system. Designed to pass through various water-and-lipid-soluble barriers within the skin’s surface–barriers nature put in place to keep outside elements out–LG-Retinex is able to reach its target destination without sacrificing potency. The addition of glycosaminoglycans, or GAGs, further aids the delivery and retinoid conversion process. Together, these key components bring CosMedix’s dual retinoid compound to where it can do the most good–stimulating renewal and exfoliation to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and advanced signs of aging.

Proof in Numbers
While LG-Retinex is working hard beneath the surface, above it the results are plain to see. In a six-week clinical study of CosMedix’s newest superformula, Serum 16 with 16% LG-Retinex, users noticed a radically reduced appearance of deep lines, crow’s feet and more.

Within two weeks, 88 percent of participants reported a firmer feel, while 100 percent reported a softer, smoother texture. Within four weeks, 75 percent reported less apparent wrinkles, while 88 percent reported a healthier, more radiant appearance. And by week six, 88 percent reported visible diminished fine lines and wrinkles, while 100 percent reported a brighter, more even-looking skin tone.

Leading the Way
While traditional retinol products will surely remain a fixture of spas and beauty stores for years to come, their reign as skincare’s #1 anti-aging solution has come to an end. Thanks to LG-Retinex, consumers no longer must choose between irritation and radiant, age-defying results. For retinol users everywhere, it’s a beautiful new day.

Call today to book you Complimentary Skin Consultation and learn what LG-Retinex products can do for your skin.  856-985-0700

Thursday, September 12, 2013

8 Skincare Words You Hear But Might Not Know What They Mean

definitions of skincare terms
If you’ve ever picked up a skincare product and felt a little stumped, you are not alone. Even the biggest beauty fanatics can have a hard time keeping up with the evolving dermatology-speak popping up on products left and right. To help us wade through the diction and learn why these key words matter to us, we reached out to Dr. Mona Gohara,Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Yale and co‐founder of k&j sunprotective clothing.
AHA/BHA: Two types of acids that are very useful in the fight against acne, exfoliation, anti-aging, and overall skin maintenance.
Antioxidant: The antidote against free radicals, antioxidants protect cells from damage that causes aging and even cancer. They can come in the form of synthetic chemicals, vitamins, or foods. Some antioxidant-packed foods include kiwis, mulberries, blueberries blackberries, prunes, pomegranate, pink grapefruit, red grapes, kale, spinach, brussel sprouts, alfalfa sprouts, broccoli, beets and red bell pepper.
Barrier Function: The skin's barrier (the epidermis) is the outermost layer. Its main function is to keep water in, so that the skin is well hydrated and moisturized.
Collagen: One of the most important structural proteins in the skin, it keeps us wrinkle free, and youthful.
Elastin: Collagen’s BFF, these two work together to keep the spring in skin's step. Without elastin, sag would be a permanent status.
Enzyme: Proteins that speed up a chemical reaction without being consumed in the chemical reaction. For skin, they help with inflammation, aging, and cell turnover (exfoliation).
Free Radical: A tiny chemical particle that, when activated by UV light, wreaks cosmetic havoc on the skin, causing wrinkles and discoloration.
Peptide: The building block of proteins—they are small particles that can penetrate the skin easily and signal other cells to do things (such as rebuild collagen), making peptides a prime ingredient in cosmetics.
And now you’re armed with your dermatologist dictionary.
Have any other skincare questions?  Call us at Suede Salon Spa and Body to schedule a Free Skin Consultation and custom regiment.  856-985-0700