“To achieve great skin care results, consistency is the key to success”
Q. BUYER BEWARE! What about purchasing products over the internet?
Trying to save some money? It isn’t worth the trouble!
Product companies call it “DIVERSION”. No professional product company allows internet skin care sites to sell their products! The products these sites sell are either fraudulently made in China (similar to the problem with prescription medications), outdated products from a spa going out of business, products from the trash outdated and remarked, stolen products, or products left out in the heat or experienced the winter freeze. If you purchase a product and have a problem with it, the skin care company will not stand behind it or help you (read the reviews on Amazon.com). In addition, these internet skin care site customer reviews are usually not by a real customer (companies are hired to write reviews as real clients…this is happening more often with restaurants and other service businesses).
Q. What is the difference between professional products and over-the-counter or department store products?
To keep it simple, it’s the bottom line $$ called profitability. A product must have an adequate amount of active ingredients in it to “get the job done”, which are not cheap. Compared to professional products, these “other” products use the words “peptide complex”, etc to sound powerful, but the bottom line is a product loaded with fillers and water. So you end up paying the millions of dollars spent on “brand recognition” advertising and store shelf space, instead of the quality product you think you are getting.
Q. Why is Vitamin C important in skin care? (By Sanitas Skin Care)
Vitamin C is the skin’s most important water-soluble vitamin. It protects skin from free radicals, environmental stress, sun damage, and the causes of aging. It is also associated with production of skin lipids and increased production of collagen and elastin.. Its immune stimulating properties are well documented, and it helps improve dermal blood supply and may help improve skin pigmentation. It promotes the healing of tissues damaged by injuries or burns and it contains anti-inflammatory properties. It is available in several forms varying in stability and effectiveness.
Q. Why is retinol and other forms of Vitamin A important for aging skin?
When you age, the rate of skin turnover slows, meaning that your skin does not slough off as fast as it used too. This leads to rough skin texture and dull looking skin. Vitamin A aids in increased skin turnover due to stimulating new skin cell production by tired skin stem cells. Vitamin A also encourages new collagen and elastin to be produced in the lower layers of the skin resulting in increased skin thickness. The way this is all accomplished is by Vitamin A’s unique ability to re-regulate DNA in older, exhausted cells to make them more youthful and and productive.
Q. What are peptides and what should I look for in a product? (By Sanitas Skin Care)
Peptides, composed of amino acids, occur naturally in the body. Peptides function as messengers in the skin, allowing skin cells in the epidermis and dermis to communicate more efficiently. As we age, communication diminishes within the skin, resulting in decreased collagen production and an accumulation of degraded elastin fibers among other signs of aging. Research and clinical studies show peptides applied topically are very effective in promoting cells to behave in certain ways such as producing more collagen and reducing the signs of skin aging.
Peptides are an excellent choice to help reduce the signs of aging without using harmful chemicals or surgical procedures. There are many different peptides and they each influence skin cells in a variety of ways such as:
- Relax wrinkles
- Increase production of structural proteins and collagen
- Improve micro-circulation and cell reproduction
- Reduce inflammation around the eyes
- Lead to younger looking, firmer, healthier skin