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AHAs and BHA Acids What are they and which ones should your use?
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ACIDS 16 Facial Acids TYPES- BENEFITS- AND HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST ONE
Salicylic is derived from willow bark and is a beta hydroxy acid closely related to the alpha hydroxy acids.Salicylic acid has many benefits including being anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-acne, and exfoliating. salicylic is best for people with oily and acne prone skin but can also be a great option for people with normal/dry skin who have the occasional break out. Salicylic acid can be effective in almost any form: spot gel, face wash, peels, creams, pads, etc. There are also foundations and concealers that contain salicylic acid which can reduce shine and treat acne throughout the day. For: oily and acne prone skin
For: all types skin Hyaluronic is in the moisturizing game.Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally present in the human body. It is found in the highest concentrations in fluids in the eyes and joints. Hyaluronic acid is humectant, meaning it helps skin attract and retain moisture. It helps to strengthen the barrier of the skin so that its softer, smoother and appears more plump. Hyaluronic acid boosts skin vitality and vibrance so it's the perfect anti-aging ingredientl. Hyaluronic acid is also used as an injectable fillers like Juvéderm and Restylane.
Glycolic acid is one of the aforementioned alpha hydroxy acids and is derived from sugarcane. Glycolic's exfoliating properties help with lightening dark spots, reducing fine lines, and smoothing skin's texture.iTIt is great for all skin types including oily and acne prone skin. It's effective in pretty much any form.
For: all types skin/wrinkles/ hyper pigmentation
Lactic acid is another exfoliating alpha hydroxy acid that is even gentler than glycolic. It's derived from milk, so it has a moisturizing element that the other exfoliating acids lack It is perfect for those with sensitive skin who are still looking to reduce hyperpigmentation and reducing fine lines. Lactic acid can be combined with other acids like glycolic acid.
For: sensitive skin/hyper pigmentation/wrinkles
Ascorbic acid is actually just vitamin C! (Well, technically, vitamin C is L-ascorbic acid.) Vitamin C/ascorbic acid is a wonderful antioxidant that reduces fine lines and fights free-radicals, as well as, acting as a brightening agent that fades dark spots.. Ascorbic acid is great for all skin types,
For: all types of skin
Citric acid is derived from citrus fruits and is also an antioxidant. It's best for those showing early signs of aging or with sun damage.
For: sun damaged skin/aging skin
Mandelic acid has the largest molecule of all the AHAs which allows it to penetrate skin slower and gentler than the others, making it perfect for those with sensitive skin. Mandelic acid is a go-to antiaging ingredient in the world of skin care. It works to accelerate cell turnover by dissolving the tiny bonds that hold skin cells together, helping to remove dead skin on the surface of the skin that can lead to dull complexions as well as fine lines. It also strengthens collagen, one of the building blocks of the skin’s support network that gives it youthful firmness.
Tartaric acid is found naturally in many plants and fruits, including grapes. It is one of the acids that helps give wine its tart taste so you're probably already a fan. It's great for people trying to smooth out the texture of their skin.
For: uneven skin texture
For: sensitive skin/ fine lines and wrinkles
Malic acid, aside from being a gentle AHA, is perfect for people with acne prone skin as it can help open pores and clear out sebum. The word malic acid comes from the Latin word malum, which means apple. This acid improves skin hydration, removes dead skin cells, improves skin smoothness, and tones reduction in wrinkles
For: sensitive and acne prone skin
Azelaic acid is most commonly found in prescription products for acne and rosacea treatments, but you can also find lower dosages of it available for purchase over the counter. Azelaic acid's function is decreasing inflammation and redness .as well as . being an acne fighting anti-bacterial. This acid is found in wheat, rye, and barley
For: acne prone skin
Oleic acid is a fatty acid found in oils. Higholeic oils include almond oil and olive oil among others; they create an extremely moisturizing seal on your skin but aren't right for most non-dry skinned people.
For: dry skin/fine lines and wrinkles
Linoleic acid is similar to oleic acid. It's also a fatty acid in oils, but it creates a much lighter consistency, so it's better for people with oily or acne prone skin. These oils include passion fruit (maracuja), grapeseed, and seabuckthorn oil.
For: oily and acne prone skin
Lipoic acid, or more specifically alpha lipoic acid, is said to be "the universal antioxidant" because it is fat and water soluble. It works as an anti-aging ingredient that is anti-inflammatory and fights freeradicals. Lipoic acid is present in almost all foods, but slightly more so in kidney, heart, liver, spinach, broccoli, and yeast extract
For: anti-aging and anti-inflammatory
Kojic acid was discovered in mushrooms native to Japan and remains mostly popular in Asia as a skin lightening agent. Kojic acid works to decrease melanin production in the skin (the stuff that makes dark spots) but is found to be irritating by some.
For: skin lightening and dark spots
Alguronic acid is actually patented by skin care company Algenist whose scientists discovered this acid in algae. It has powerful anti-aging properties and works to keeps skin looking youthful and glowy.
Ferulic acid is another one of those anti-aging, free-radical fighting gems. It starting to get pretty popular so expect to see a lot of ferulic products popping up on the shelves. Ferulic acid is great for anyone who's wanting to reduce fine lines and sun damage. Ferulic acid is found in the cell walls of plants such as wheat, rice, peanuts, oranges and apples. It seems to be particularly abundant in coffee and amaranth (the name comes from the Greek for "the one that does not wither.)
For: reduction in fine lines and sun damage
TWO TYPES OF ACIDS USED IN SKIN CARE AHAs Alpha-hydroxy acids are naturally occurring acids that are derived from plant sugars. Alpha-hydroxy acids are often used in cosmetics to increase skin cell turnover, exfoliate dead cells from the surface of the skin, and improve the skin’s ability to maintain moisture. Alphahydroxy acids are also synthetically manufactured and used in applications ranging from food to medical to industrial use. There are six types that are naturally derived from three main sources: sugar cane, milk and fruit. AHAs are water soluble and are best to treat wrinkles and sun damaged skin.
BHA Beta-hydroxy acid There is only one beta hydroxy acid: salicylic acid. Beta hydroxy acid works mainly as an exfoliant. It causes the cells of the epidermis (the outermost layer of the skin) to become "unglued," allowing the dead skin cells to slough off, making room for the regrowth of new skin. BHA is oil soluble and able to penetrate the pores which makes it great for acne prone skin.
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CLOUDLESSGLASSING SKIN TREND South Korea is at the forefront of research in skin care.
"Glassing/"Cloudless" Skin Trend
Our estheticians can help you achieve the "Glassed" effect using our glo-Therapeutic products and services.
If you've been watching the Winter Olympics, you've probably learned a few things about South Korea that you didn't know before. But did you know that South Korea is at the forefront of research in skincare products? South Korean women are known world wide for their flawless, glowing skin. The new Korean (KBeauty) beauty trend is called , “Glass Skin” and "Cloudless Skin". “Glass Skin” is literally as its name suggests, skin that resembles glass. It means that it looks completely flawless (Cloudless), radiant and dewy, and focuses on hydration and glowing induced products. The key trick to achieving “Glass Skin” is layering your skincare products. Sometimes we can be a little bit lazy and do a quick cleansing and moisturizing job, but if you want to achieve “Gwang” (Korean for dewy glow), you’re going to need to put some time and effort in to it. If you want to get “glass skin”, you need to look a little deeper than surface level. And remember, whether you are young or old, you can achieve glowing healthier looking skin if you work at it. Here are some tips. Proper cleansing and exfoliation helps remove excess dirt, oil, impurities and dead skin cells. (once a week) Use a serum with Hyaluronic Acid to flood the skin with moisture. Follow with a light weight or oil free moisturizer. Next add a small amount of a skin perfector to your face and neck. If you have oily skin avoid too much shimmer. Add hydration throughout the day with a face mist to keep the water locked into your skin. Use a variety of sheet masks during the week to keep your skin plumped with moisture. See an esthetician for advice on chemical peels and other services that will help your skin to glow.
Did You Know? "Glassing" was popular During the Elizabethan -Era using egg whites!
1558â€“1603 Elizabethan-era ladies of Europe created the illusion of alabaster skin with deadly ceruse (white lead and vinegar). They also apply a glaze of egg whites for a taut, shiny complexion. Here is a quote from the time period: "Her face make-up of white powder, rouge and lip dye glazed with egg white had set the fashion for other Elizabethan women. She also plucked her eyebrows and forehead to reveal a greater expanse of white skin, a medieval habit that persisted throughout the Tudor and Elizabethan periods. To draw attention to her high plucked forehead and simulate the translucency of a perfect white skin, the Elizabethan woman even painted artificial veins on her brow. This quaint cosmetic device was most probably used to replace, in middle age, the natural beauty of a youthful complexion."
It's Time to Glow! Intro’dew’sing Mary-Dew and Bonnie-Dew Manizer, the newest additions to our multi-tasking highlighter family! Creamy yet lightweight, these glow-getters can be worn alone on the eyes, cheekbones and cupid's bow for an intense highlight. Add some sheen to your favorite lip colors by dabbing on top of your lip look. Mix with moisturizer, primer, or foundation for a radiant dewy finish. If being too gorgeous is a crime, we’ll “dew” the time!
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DERMASURI Deep Exfoliating Mitt Body Scrub Made with a unique fabric texture, the mitt visibly removes surface layers of buildup and dead skin instantly. The mitt catches and sloughs off dead cells (which appear like small gray rolls) by simply rolling it off your skin. Reveal your healthy and smooth skin underneath. BENEFITS • Helps even skin tone and prevents dullness, giving your skin a beautiful, soft glow • Removes layers of dead skin instantly • Improves circulation, stimulates collagen and fights aging • Reduces ingrown hairs, bumps and clogged pores • Smooths skin surface for even tanning and self-tanning products • Helps to absorb skin care products more effectively
The first ever Bladeless Exfoliating Microscreen! This flexible foot exfoliator smooths, enhances & restores! Designed to provide fast, effective treatment to eliminate dry, dead callused skin cells from the foot revealing the smooth, healthy skin beneath; producing the most effective smoothing results available in a single application. The flexible design and oval shape allows it to contour to the foot, allowing the abrasive to maintain continuous contact with the skin for professional results in minutes!
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Meet Your Match Foundation Kit
Description This 3-step kit includes two shades of our award winning, skin nurturing Pressed Base, to guide your perfect color match for any time of year along with everything you need to prime your skin for flawless foundation application and set it for all day wear. Includes our Mini Flat Top Kabuki Brush for application of all kit products. Available in 3 different shades: Golden, Honey and Natural.
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