Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Amazing Clarisonic!!!

The CLARISONIC® removes six times more makeup than traditional facial cleansing. It also helps reduce oily areas, dry skin patches, blemishes and the appearance of visible pores.

Using it daily has proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles so your skin feels and looks younger and smoother.



In a split forehead randomized study, equal amounts of fluorescent makeup were placed on the forehead of each subject. Photographs of the forehead were then taken using a digital camera with a UV flash. An esthetician then cleansed half of the forehead with the Clarisonic and the other half by hand. Both sides of the forehead were then rinsed with equal amounts of water and left to air dry. After drying, the subject’s forehead was again photographed. The level of glowing makeup is indicative of dirty skin (less glowing means cleaner skin). Individual results may vary.

CLARISONIC® makes beautiful skin easy. Simply press a button and you’ll feel the soft, gentle sonic action. Clarisonic works well with any non-abrasive cleanser. It’s waterproof and rechargeable so Clarisonic can go wherever you go…even in the shower.

  • Safe for cleansing all skin types
  • Adjustable power levels
  • Built in one-minute timer
  • Used by leading skin care professionals
  • 2-year warranty and 30-day satisfaction guarantee

  • 6 times more makeup removal
  • Leaves skin feeling and looking younger and smoother
  • Cleanses so well that products absorb better
  • Gentle enough for twice daily use
  • Helps reduce oily areas, dry skin patches and blemishes
  • Helps reduce the appearance of visible pores
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
I absolutely LOVE my Clarisonic...I use it everyday and the appearance of my skin tone has visibly changed. I tend to get little dry patches along my jaw line and the Clarisonic has sloughed off the dry and dead skin leaving my skin nice and smooth! I highly recommend investing in a Clarisonic...it is truly amazing!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Pharmaceutical vs. Cosmeceutical

Pharmaceutical vs. Cosmetic Grade Skin Care Products

Ever wondered what the difference is between pharmaceutical & cosmetic grade skin care products? Well, we have the low down for you.

Cosmetic quality is what department, drug and grocery stores sell. These include the big and expensive brands and the cheaper ones. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allows cosmetic grade products to contain up to 30% bacteria. This means that ingredients may only be 70% pure. It is a large breeding ground for bacteria, which can lead to contact dermatitis, an itchy red rash. This is why makeup packaging tells us to throw away any unused product every 90-180 days. And 95% of the skincare industry is cosmetic quality and unregulated by the FDA. Cosmetic companies are not required to register their products with the FDA, while cosmetic products are subjective and do not reflect or require scientific testing.

Pharmaceutical grade skin care products are FDA regulated. The FDA requires that pharmaceutical grade products be 99.9% pure ingredients. Products must contain 0.1%, or less, of bacteria. Only 5% of the skin care industry is under the regulation established by the FDA and considered pharmaceutical grade skin care products.

My view:

I've been doing a ton of research on different product lines. I do this not to only educate myself but to educate my clients on what is good and what is not good. Skin Care lines found in department stores do not have a high percentage of active ingredients. They contain fillers, fragrances, etc that make the product last long and smell good while NOT doing what they usually claim to do to your skin. This is why I recommend to my clients products that are organic, products that are pharmaceutical grade, products that not only give results but are GOOD for your skin. This is why I love: Eminence Organics, GloSkinCare, Epicuren and Arcona.