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Hydrating Ingredients in Skin Care Products

It's getting cold out and like I said 'Tis the Season for Chemical Peels!  Both of these things necessitate hydrating products for your skin.  Here's a list of ingredients your cosmeceutical/pharmaceutical skin care products should have in them! Alpha Lipoic Acid - a powerful antioxidant that destroys free-radicals before they can destroy cells.  Alpha Lipoic Acid also enhances the potency of Vitamin C and E.  It occurs naturally in green, leafy vegetables. Lactic Acid - A multi-purpose ingredient used as a preservative, exfoliant, and moisturizer, and to provide acidity to a formulation.  In the body, lactic acid is found in the blood and muscle tissue as a product of the metabolism of...

Key Ingredients in Your Anti-Aging Products

What should you be looking for in your cosmeceutical/pharmaceutical products for anti-aging?  Here's a list. *Remember over the counter products (anything you don't need a professional license to buy) cannot penetrate into the dermal layer, so even if they have these ingredients, they aren't strong enough to work--i.e. they are a WASTE of MONEY* Step 2: Spend wisely. *Your skin may not require all of these ingredients.  So please use the following as an aide! Ask your aesthetician what she/he recommends!* Step 1: See a Professional. Ingredients to Check For Alpha Lipoic Acid - a powerful antioxidant that destroys free-radicals before they can destroy cells.  Alpha Lipoic Acid also enhances the potency of...

Step 2: Spend wisely

If  you are going to take my advice to see an aesthetician, expect that you will leave with a few products as well.  But how will you know your making a good investment? Expect to need 2 or 3 products.  No one needs 20 products in their medicine cabinet.  Learning how to use more than 2-3 products is overwhelming.  You should not feel this way! The products should be either pharmaceutical or cosmeceutical grade (see definition below). The product was explained to you.  The ingredients were explained to you.  Why you need it was explained to you.  (Can you tell I'm a fan of education yet?) Although you might see change...