Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Clarisonic Cleansing Systems

Four years ago, I was working at a salon/spa and we started carrying Clarisonic. At the time, I thought even the cost of it with my discount was just too much to spend on one skin care tool. Thank God I didn't listen to my pocket book.

My Clarisonic is without a doubt one of the most valuable skin care tools today. All those other costly serums and creams you use will do you absolutely no good without clean, unclogged pores.

The Clarisonic will do wonders for your skin. I use the Clarisonic twice a day. In the shower in the morning: I apply a pea sized dot of iS Clinical Cleansing Complex in the center of the brush and start the brush up. I use it for one minute on my face and then another minute on my neck and chest. At night, after I use my Dermalogica Soothing Eye Makeup Remover to remove my eye makeup, I use another dot of cleanser, usually Cosmedix Benefit Clean, but if I feel I am needing extra moisture, I might use a more creamy cleanser like Bioelements Moisture Positive Cleanser. I use the brush over my face for just a minute again, but skip the neck and chest as it is too messy to do that out of the shower.

I definitely feel my skin is cleaner each time I use it. Even the few times here and there that I forget to charge, or get lazy and just use my hands, my skin looks dull and just doesn't feel "facial clean".

I even found out recently that my husband uses it every day with his SkinMedica Facial Cleanser and he says it makes the hairs on his face softer and he has less irritation when he shaves!

You can even get the Clarisonic Replacement BrushHeads in twin packs now, making them more economical than previously.

This is the one product you will NOT be disappointed with!

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Act of Balancing - Your Skin That Is

Recently I went on vacation and discovered that though the trip was great, the climate was incredibly different than that of where I live. I suddenly found my skin not adjusting as well as the rest of me to the dry climate.

Balancing your skin can be real work. Here are a few tips and great products that help combat oil and dry patches, without breaking you out!

1. Facial Cleansers without sulfates: My favorite is the iS Clinical Cleansing Complex. The iS Clinical Cleansing Complex may be odd to some first time users, as there is basically no foam or "soap". That is actually one of it's best properties. I used mine daily with my Clarisonic Skincare Brush and my face always feels very clean, without that tight, dry feeling you get from a lot of cleansers.

2. Toner: The dilemma of whether or not to use a Toner is a question skincare consultants and patients have been asking for years. I personally believe, you must prepare your skin before putting on all of your other products, or they just don't work as well. If you skin pH is off, you may be putting products on your skin that aren't doing as good of a job as they can. I think one of the best toners out there is the SkinMedica Rejuvenative Toner. It is nice, light and doesn't leave your skin smelling of alcohol and witch hazel.

3. Sunblock, Sunblock, Sunblock: Whether you use a moisturizer that includes your sunblock, or you layer, this is one of the most important products any woman can use. A great Vitamin C or anti-oxidant to protect your skin from free radicals and other harsh pollutants in the environment is very important. If you can get both a Vitamin C and Sunblock, that's the best. For this combination, my favorite is the Cosmedix Pure C, which are 100% Vitamin C crystals that can be mixed into any moisturizer or sunblock. There are a number of great sunblocks on the market, and your skin type will be one of the biggest factors in what kind you choose. Many sunblocks contain 2 or 3 different types, which together can sometimes be too harsh for sensitive skin. I love the Obagi C-Rx Sunguard SPF 30. It has a nice whipped texture and is never too heavy or greasy.

4. No matter what you're using, don't overdo it! So many people with oily skin think they need to use all the products with Salicylic Acid in them, to keep them from being oily or breaking out. In most cases, this just does the opposite. The more people dry their skin out, the more your skin thinks it needs to produce moisture. Therefore, you end up with the exact opposite reaction than you wanted. Many people with dry skin also use moisturizer on top of moisturizer, or something too heavy. If you continue to supplement your skin with moisture, it's going to quit producing any on it's own.

Let's hope we can all find our perfect skin balance. You can find these products and 1000's of other great one's by shopping at

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

iS Clinical Pro-Heal Serum! Multi-Purpose and Must-Have!

We all have minor skin irritations from time to time. Some people are unfortunate enough to suffer from persistent conditions like rosacea and dermatitis.

While I cannot complain about persistent irritation, sometimes I do find myself with minor redness, not to mention a bug bite or minor burn. When it occurs on the face, it’s particularly troublesome and everyone wants the problem to go away ASAP.

I have used iS Clinical Pro-Heal Serum Advance Plus for minor irritation around the eye area with great results. About a week ago I received a mild chemical burn from my colorist and figured I would try the serum by iS Clinical to see if it improved my condition. I was really impressed with the results. After only a couple of days, the skin looked much improved, less red and on the road to recovery. I was wondering what else this little miracle in a bottle is capable of taking on. After diving into a little more research, I have found that it's 15% concentration of L-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) also has amazing anti-oxidant properties, plus the Vitamin E and Vitamin A really help keep my skin looking fresh!

Apparently the product is effective for those battling rosacea and even cystic acne. If you have used other iS Clinical products, please let me know what you think about those as well. iS Clinical Reviews seem to be quite positive overall. You can purchase iS Clinical Pro-Heal Serum Advance + at

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

iS Clinical - Innovative and Amazing

Skin care junkies are flocking toward iS Clinical for a healthy, effective approach to skin care. iS Clinical is the newest, ultimate skin rejuvenation product line, with unique treatments that repair and revitalize the skin. Using the power of antioxidants and effectiveness of hydration, iS Clinical produces visible results. Some results are visible in one day! According to studies, it's truly the best there is.

A noteworthy fact is that iS Clinical works with Washington Cancer Institute in Washington DC - they have developed amazing products that address the unique skincare concerns of cancer and post-cancer patients. Many of these formulas not only help create vibrant and healthy skin, they also address important issues such as acne, chafing, uneven complexion, burns and scar tissue.

All iS Clinical products are designed to promote healthy skin function and durability, rather than just mask the issues and symptoms. With ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid to bind moisture, Glycolic Acid to resurface and renew, and Retinol to boost skin density, iS Clinical proves that your skin can look as good as you treat it and many of its products treat multiple skin conditions. Who doesn't want fewer skin care products cluttering the bathroom counter and their checking account?

The Youth Complex is their newest amazing product that shows results in less than one hour. Its' benefits are:

*Rapid wrinkle reduction
*Firming and tightening of the skin
*Anti-oxidant protection
*Immediate, Intermediate and Long Term results.

You can find these skincare products online, The iS Clinical Youth Complex ($135) , the iS Clinical Super Serum Advance ($130) is for pigmentation issues and supposedly amazing, iS Clinical Firming Complex ($115), iS Clinical Active Serum ($120), iS Clinical Eye Complex ($68), and great values on iS Clinical Skin Care Kits! They have the entire line available.

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