Here are my top ten personal favorites:
This serum has been our top seller for over a decade. That's because it works! Vitamin C has been rigorously researched and found to be more than just an antioxidant protecting your skin from environmental damage. Vitamin C brightens the complexion, increases efficacy of your sunscreen and is a vital component for the production of new collagen fibers which support skin's firmness. I use it every morning under my sunscreen.
This is an advanced formula of retinol, created for those of us who have been using retinol for a while. Retinol is more than an just an exfoliating serum. It works to reorganize cell layers for a more even and smoother texture. At the same time it activates fibroblasts to produce more of what creates a nice firm, plump dermis. It also increases angiogenesis. That means it creates new blood vessels to feed and nourish our skin cells. I use it 3 times a week.
When researching stem cells for anti aging skincare it's all about the growth factors, cytokines and peptides produced by stem cells. In the lab, when mesenchymal stem cells get stressed they produce the perfect combination of these cell signalling molecules. What this means is that your skin's own stem cells come out of hibernation to initiate cellular growth and repair. I use 5 drops Stem Stim both morning and night along with other repair serums.
Even though retinol does some exfoliation it doesn't sweep away dead cells the way alpha hydroxy acids do. With AHAs you get instant gratification and a smoother, fresher, more light reflective skin. That's why I use this cocktail of AHAs (which includes glycolic and lactic acids and anti-inflammatory polyphenols like seawhip). To get a really nice glowing complexion I use Getting Even in lieu of retinol twice a week and sometimes follow it with a scrub.
Because my skin is mature I am an avid researcher of everything anti-aging. The patented ingredients in this formula provide an important focus for increasing cellular energy that dissipates with age. Among these are: Resveratrol a powerful antioxidant and sirtuin booster believed to protect against DNA damage to increase the lifespan of cells. And Ergothioneine, the cell’s principal energizing antioxidant to restore power to cells and boost youthful proteins.
When it comes to skincare it's important to note that one must start with the basics - then everything else will fall into place. Don't dry out your skin with foaming cleansers that should be reserved for more oily skin. Even they have to be careful not to dehydrate their skin with cleansers containing drying surfactants. Kukui is wonderfully rich and silky without being greasy. It's rich in Omega 3 fatty acids to create a wonderfully conditioned environment for comfortable skin. I love the fresh hydrated feel and use it twice a every day.
This exceptional toner is an indispensable step for creating a healthy, hydrated skin. Aside from removing residue from your cleanser and impurities found in tap water this elegant toner contains sixteen moisture magnates that instantly draw moisture into your skin. No toner out there is more hydrating. Following cleanser I first spritz Rainwater over my skin, then saturate a cotton pad to remove impurities. Lately I do a second spritz just under my moisturizer to ensure a moisture reservoir that keeps my skin well hydrated throughout the day.
It may be a new concept not to use a heavier eye cream under your eyes but it's been discovered that heavy eye creams weigh down that delicate skin. A newer concept is to use a lightweight serum. Instead of heavy oils the inclusion of architectural peptides is much more effective for supporting collagen fibers for firmness. It even has actives that promote more elasticity. i love that this serum can be smoothed over lids to keep them firmer and remain tighter.
Even with all I do for my skin there are times it could use a little extra boost to bring back that vital glow I love. When that happens I grab for this skin brightening peel that can be safely done at home. Based on Vitamin C rich cranberries and exfoliating enzymes it's a wonderful life saver for my skin.
To complete my at home ritual, after I finish my peel, I apply some Stem Stim and follow with this wonderful hybrid night cream/mask combination. After 20 minutes I wear it to bed. Good Nite has these unique liquid crystals that dissolve into your skin overnight to soften, hydrate, detoxify and recondition it while you sleep. This is the maque with the most rave reviews from clients who want extra hydration and a boost to their skin's protective barrier.
There you have it. Now you know all my skincare secrets.
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