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Neocutis Lumiere Eye Cream New Packaging

The manufacturer of Neocutis has updated the packaging of both Lumiere products to a new, more modern look. They have also slightly changed product names, resulting in a lot of confusion around these popular products. This post details the changes to both Neocutis Lumiere and Neocutis Lumiere Riche.

First, don’t worry! The product formulas have not changed in any way. The only changes are to the names of the products and the packaging. Both Lumiere and Lumiere Riche remain the exact same effective eye creams with PSP as before.

Here are some of the changes to the packaging:

You’ll notice the new boxes are safety sealed in a different manner. Neocutis is no longer using cellophane to wrap products, but has moved to circular seals on both ends of the boxes. The boxes are also slightly smaller and sport a new font with the product name in lower case letters.

One of the more noticeable changes to the product names is the removal of the words “Bio-restorative” and “Powered by PSP”. Both products are now designated “Illuminating Eye Cream”, however both products still contain PSP.

Neocutis Lumiere Bio-Restorative Eye Cream is now  Neocutis Lumiere Illuminating Eye Cream

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Neocutis Lumiere Bio-restorative Eye Balm is now Neocutis Riche Extra Moisturizing Illuminating Eye Cream, losing the “balm” designation:

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Despite their smaller size, both old and new packaging contain the exact same amount of product, 0.5 oz or 15 ml.

 

Additionally, we have seen similar changes to the Neocutis Bio-Serum product and expect all Neocutis products will soon follow suit.

 

We hope this helps clarify any confusion around the new packaging. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

 

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And the Award Goes To…

8 Beauty winners that will keep you looking flawless on—and off—the red carpet! And the award goes to…

bestbreakoutA star is born—the spinning disc on the PMD Pro is coated with the same Aluminum Oxide crystals that are used by professionals. As the disc spins, vacuum suction removes dull, dead cells, leaving skin clear and vibrant. With the dead cells removed, skin is able to absorb products much more effectively.
PMD Personal Microderm Pro, $158.00

bestpictureThe ultimate makeup tool: created to leave you with a professional finish and a flawless complexion. These elliptical shaped sponges make application foolproof. Its unique curves fit the contours of your face, leaving your make-up dazzling and undetectable.
Beautyblender Sponge Applicator
, $18.00

bestactress
The original tube-technology mascara. Formulated to form tiny water-resistant “tubes” around your lashes for maximum amplification and hold, rather than painting them like conventional mascaras. Won’t run, smudge, clump, or flake, even if you cry or rub your eyes.
blinc Mascara – Black, $22.00

bestsuppactress
The ultimate tool to enhance the positive effects of your favorite topical skin care products. Rollers are proven to increase the absorption of the active ingredients in creams, lotions, and serums by up to 1000% by creating thousands of micro-channels in the skin that allow nutrients to absorb; the channels close after several minutes, locking in the anti-aging nutrients and anti-oxidants.
Micro Needle Roller 0.5mm, $28.00

bestvisual
A favorite among award-winning celebrities, SK-II;s luxe, pitera-packed antiaging mask leaves skin hydrated and glowing.
SK-II Facial Treatment Mask – One Treatment, $18.00
SK-II Facial Treatment Mask – 10 pack, $118.00

bestdressedAn ultra-rich facial cream that is specifically formulated to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and replenishes skin to give a healthy and youthful appearance. It contains high levels of hyaluronic acid to help hydrate and tighten the skin, as well as antioxidants C, E, and A to help repair and prevent environmental damage; think of it as a multivitamin for the skin. Perfect for those who want to feel instant hydration—and its beautiful jewel-like jar, makes this product a great gift!
SkinMedica Dermal Repair Cream, $98.00

bestkissThis glamorous red liquid lipstain and gloss combo in Passion smooths, hydrates while giving you buildable, non-drying coverage that lasts for hours—from the opening monologue to the last after-party—and flatters every skintone.
Jane Iredale Lip Fixation – Passion, $30.00

bestcostumeIt’s time to think beyond the washcloth and elevate cleansing to a sonic level in limited-edition Black Cheetah!. Unlike spinning devices, Clarisonic’s patented sonic technology works with skin’s natural elasticity, oscillating at a sonic frequency that produces over 300 movements per second. The resulting flexing action works to loosen dirt and oil, removing deep-seated impurities from pores and priming skin to better absorb topical treatments.
Clarisonic Pro Face and Body Spot Therapy Kit with Extension Handle – Black Cheetah, $220

Which SkinMedix products got your vote?

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SkinMedix Power Couples

Sales pressure and misleading information have likely made you believe that you must use products from the same brand to see results. This is 110% FALSE. Not only is it perfectly OK to mix and match products from different brands, but sometimes doing so is essential if you want to get the best results possible! But you don’t need a chemistry degree to master your skincare equations because we’re revealing some of our favorite high-powered pairs! Choose your skincare concern and see your solution below.

De-Aging
de-agingLook younger, longer. This powerhouse duo helps skin make skin look smooth, soft, more youthful.
SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic
Avene High Protection Mineral Cream SPF 50

Blotchy or Uneven Skin Tone
evenskintoneThese two work together to help create skin that looks more even-toned and younger.
Murad Rapid Age Spot & Pigment Lightening Serum
Revision Intellishade Tinted Moisturizer SPF 45 Original

Unslightly Pores
poresCreate a virtually poreless complexion instantly and over time.
Clarisonic Replacement Deep Pore Cleansing Brush Head
PCA Skin Total Strength Serum

Acne
acneMeet the blemish busters. Look fresh, natural while fighting blemishes all day.
Obagi CLENZIderm MD Daily Care Foaming Cleanser
Murad Acne Treatment Concealer

Redness
rosaceaWelcome to the redness-free zone. Help visibly calm skin for instant redness relief.
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel
SkinMedica Redness Relief CalmPlex

Hydration
hydrationNever be thirsty again. Replenish dry skin instantly with this moisture-rich team.
Revaleskin Intense Recovery Treatment
Neocutis Lumiere Riche Bio-Restorative Eye Balm

Do you mix and match your skincare brands? Let us know in the comments below!

The SkinMedix Team

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The Best Exfoliators for Your Skin Type

face_scrub_3Exfoliating regularly leaves your skin with a smooth, healthy finish. Here are some tips for choosing the best exfoliator for your skin type.

Normal Skin

Glycolic acid is one of the most effective exfoliators and is great for normal skin types. It can also be slightly irritating, so moisturize after to prevent inflammation. Look for moisturizers for sensitive skin with ceramides or green tea. Start off with a cleanser like Neostrata Foaming Glycolic Wash or Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 3% Facial Wash, and follow up with a soothing moisturizer, like Celfix DNA Ceramide Renewal Nourishing Cream and Topix Replenix Green Tea Cream. A sonic skin brush, like Clarisonic Mia Skin Care System White can also be used weekly in conjunction with your facial cleanser.

Oily or Combination Skin

A scrub with microbeads or sugar once a week and a salicylic acid-infused cleanser every day sounds like sloughing overload, but scrubs, like SkinCeuticals Micro Exfoliating Scrub and Vivite Exfoliating Facial Cleanser sweeps away dead cells so the salicylic acid can penetrate and clean clogged pores. For your “every day cleanser”, we recommend Obagi CLENZIderm MD Daily Care Foaming Cleanser and Clarisonic Acne Daily Clarifying Cleanser.

Dry, Sensitive, or Very Fair Skin

Try products that contain lactic acid, like Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser and PCA Skin Body Therapy. Lactic acid is a relatively large molecule that can’t penetrate the skin as deeply as the other alpha hydroxy acods, which means its not as abrasive. Unfortunately, anything else may make your skin drier, redder, and more sensitive.

What is your favorite exfoliator?

The SkinMedix Team

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What Kind of “Ager” Are You?

pigmentation1The first step to great skin is knowing why skin goes south and identifying your top challenges. Experts point to three types of skin agers: Splotchers, Wrinklers, and Sinkers. Decide what kind of “ager” you are and follow these new solutions for a forever-young face!

Spoltchers

What you see and why:
Uneven pigmentation and large freckles that usually appear in your mid-late 30s on the face, upper chest and hands. Melanin, a protein that gives skin color, is produced by cells called melanocytes. When aggrevated by sun exposure, hormones, or certain medications, cells can multiply, resulting in an overproduction of melanin and uneven pigmentation.

What you can do:
If the spots are relatively new, the pigmentation is likely within the top layers of skin. These spots are very treatable at home with products laced with vitamin C and retinol. (Try SkinMedica Tri-Retinol Complex and SkinMedica Vitamin C + E Complex) If you have sensitive skin, try products like Peter Thomas Roth De-Spot Skin Brightening Corrector and NIA24 Depigmentation Spot Repair with niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3 that has been show to reduce darkspots and wrinkles. At-home Glycolic acid peels, like biopelle Exfoliating Home Peel Plus 15% Glycolic Acid, can instantly brighten the skin.

Wrinklers

What you see and why:
Typically, fine lines around the eyes are the first to appear. Later on, you may see deeper demarcations around the mouth and furrows on your forehead. With each birthday the dermis (the deepest layer of skin) get thinner leaving it more prone to wrinkling. Fine lines can be even more obvious in drier skin types. Anyone with a history of sunbathing or sunburns have put out the welcome mat for deep creases.

What you can do:
Wear a daily moisturizer with SPF and antioxidants like kinetin, a plant-based ingredient that smooths lines. We recommend Pro+Therapy MD Advanced Ultra Light Day Repair SPF 30. At night go for retinoids, which help iron out wrinkles.

Sinkers

What you see and why:
You’re in your mid-20s, early 30s and skin is less supple than it use to be. You notice a hollowing under your eyes and your cheeks are not as round. Collagen exists naturally in your skin as a structural support. As collagen begins to break down, your skin becomes weaker, and sagging can set in. The effects tend can appear greater and faster on women with smaller facial bone structure.

What you can do:
Look for creams with ceramides, such as Celfix DNA Ceramide Renewal Nourishing Cream and Topix SRS Pro-Ceramide Barrier Repair, that help maintain the lipid barrier, giving skin support. Another ingredient to look for is hyaluronic acid, which binds with water and plumps the skin reducing the appearance of lines, bags, and sags. We think you’ll like Rodial Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Mask. At night, reach for creams that contain strengthening peptides, like Cellex-C Advanced-C Skin Tightening Cream and DDF Advanced Firming Cream.

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See Spot Run

Look in the mirror. What do you see? Dullness, redness, dark spots? Patience is a virtue with these customer-favorite products—but give them time, keep applying, and see your spots fade while the rest of your skin get more luminous! Pick two or three from the list below to use together.

dermdyn2 A.M. serum:
to brighten and protect
Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 30
neobioA.M. serum: 
to reduce redness or sallow skin 
NeoStrata Bionic Face Serum
sothfirstA.M. serum: 
to smooth and hydrate 
Sothys First Wrinkles Revitalizing Serum
janemarA.M. spot corrector: 
to erase dark sunspots
Jan Marini Age Intervention Enlighten Plus
bbcrmA.M. moisturizer: 
to enhance glow and protect
Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream
covertintA.M. blender:
to cover and correct blotchiness 
Dermalogica Cover Tint SPF 20
neovscP.M. serum:
to tackle dark age spots
Neova Serious Clarity 4X
dermonrP.M. serum:
to illuminate overnight
Dermalogica Overnight Repair Serum
exoptlightP.M. serum:
to improve overall texture
Exuviance OptiLight Tone Corrector
postacneP.M. spot fixer:
to erase lingering blemish marks
Murad Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel
viviteP.M. cream:
to nix dullness 
Vivite Night Renewal Facial Cream
 

And don’t forget, no matter what your skin looks like — sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen!  Treating your spots without properly protecting yourself is just a waste of time.

The SkinMedix Team

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Your Skin on Stress

????????????????????When you’re living life in the fast lane, your skin is often the first thing to freak out. What happens when a schizo schedule becomes totally routine? — Keep calm and read on.

Stress factor: Working like Crazy
What you’ll see: Redness and Breakouts

Chronic high levels of stress – a by-product of a competitive job market and 24/7 reachability – trigger your brain to release neuropeptides that cause blushing and sensitivity. On top of that, your body releases an excess of androgen hormones that can bring on breakouts.

Calm It Down:

Stress factor: Partying Away Stress
What you’ll see: Wrinkles and Dullness

Drinking dehydrates skin, making fine lines look deeper and complexion look dull. Your favorite cocktail or martini  – plus, the carby snacks you binge on after you get home from the party – is packed with sugar and can make you skin look older, faster, through a process called glycation. During this process, sugar impairs the production of collagen and elastin in the skin and can cause your skin to stiffen and lose its springiness. Another issue: smoking (whether you inhale it or not) is full of collagen eating carcinogens that increase your risk of skin cancer.

Party Smart:

Stress factor: Skimping on Sleep
What you’ll see: Flakiness and Dullness

Those late nights at the office and a little late-night DVR time can leave you playing “catch up” on ZZZs during the weekend. This erratic sleep schedule can through off your natural time clock, which inhibits your skin’s ability to stay hydrated. Research shows that poor sleep weakens the barrier function, causing moisture to escape. And chronic sleep deprivation impairs collagen production. After six months of sleep loss, skin starts to lost its suppleness and glow.

Fake Eight Hours:

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NEW ARRIVAL: Clarisonic Deep Pore Detoxifying Solution

deepporeLooking to minimize the appearance of pore size, reduce excess oil and improve skin clarity? Well, we’ve got great news for you — the new Clarisonic Deep Pore Detoxifying Solution is now available at SkinMedix!

This new CLarisonic collection goes where no cleansing regimen has gone before. This exclusive new regimen combines the efficacy of the Clarisonic Mia 2, the Deep Pore Brush Head, and two specially designed formulas that gently, yet effectively, reduce the appearance of pores, clear debris, control oil and improve skin clarity.

Get to know the newest addition to the Clarisonic family:

Deep Pore Mia 2 – The Mia 2 you have grown to love offers all the benefits of sonic cleansing in a compact, easy-to-use style.

  1. Clinically proven to cleanse 6x better than with the hands alone
  2. Proven safe, gentle and effective
  3. Cleanses so thoroughly that skin care products absorb better
  4. Speeds – Features 2 customized speeds: Low speed (delicate) and Normal (Universal)
  5. Brush Head – Patented Sonic Oscillation gently flexes the pore to release embedded make up and debris

Deep Pore Brush Head – The Deep Pore Brush Head is specially engineered with a dual-directional oscillation movement that creates fluid forces that flex and flush your pores to thoroughly loosen trapped dirt, oil and debris to minimize the appearance of pores.

  1. Three sets of dual inner rings oscillate at over 300 movements per second
  2. Polished and rounded bristle tips ensure a gentle and non-abrasive experience
  3. Outer brush ring remains stationary to aid as a splash guard and to keep the brush head flush with skin while cleansing
  4. Blue and white dual-direction inner bristles flex and flush pores

Deep Pore Daily Cleanser – The new Deep Pore Daily Cleanser is an invigorating, paraben and sulfate-free gel cleanser that is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of pores as it deeply cleans without stripping or drying the skin.

  1. An invigorating, foaming gel cleanser contains a powerful blend of pore refining ingredients to remove impurities and excess sebum, without drying or irritating the skin
  2. Non-stripping, sulfate and paraben-free formula
  3. Safe and gentle enough for twice daily use

Detoxifying Clay Mask – Deep Cleansing weekly treatment decongests, detoxifies and purifies pores for noticeably smoother, softer looking skin.

  1. Alpha Hydroxy Acids gently exfoliates dead skin cells to reveal a smoother skin texture with refined pores
  2. Kaolin Clay and Bentonite are both natural earth clays that gently draw out impurities, absorb oil and reduce shine to rid the pores of harmful, pore-clogging toxins
  3. Anti-inflammatory ingredients, aloe and chamomile, help soothe, protect and soften the skin

What is your favorite feature in the new Clarisonic collection?

The SkinMedix Team

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NEW ARRIVAL: Beautyblender Sponge Applicator

NEW ARRIVAL: Beauty Blender

Now you can look like a movie star without the pricey services of a major make up artist. Introducing Beautyblender, the ultimate make up sponge applicator. Invented by top Hollywood make up artist Rea Ann Silva, Beautyblender has been created to leave you with a professional finish and a flawless complexion. Silva knows that the key to a perfect face is simple: a perfect blend. So forget your fingers or sharp-edged triangular sponges, these application methods waste make up and can leave visible streaks.

Beautyblender’s patent-pending elliptical shape makes application foolproof by allowing you to access hard-to-reach areas with stunning ease. Its suede texture is sensual to the touch and its unique curves fit the contours of your face, leaving your make up dazzling and undetectable. Beautyblender is latex free, non-allergenic and odor free.

The Sponge

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Original Beautyblender® – the star of the system Beautyblender® Pro – Same material, different color. A true omage to Professional Makeup Artists around the world. Beautyblender® Pure – Still the same amazing cosmetic applicator but without color

How to Use
image-howtoAlways dampen the Beauty Blender sponge before use.  Take the sponge and soak it in water.  The sponge expands to nearly double it’s volume.  Squeeze out all the water, and use the damp sponge to apply the makeup. Bounce Beautyblender against your face when applying make up. Bouncing, also called stippling, blends make up without creating changes in the texture or tone of your skin. Use Beautyblender’s pointed side for hard-to-reach spots like around the nose and mouth, and under the eyes. Use the round base for foundation and blush on the larger areas of your face such as your forehead, cheeks and chin.

Tip: Make sure you don’t throw away the packaging, as the pedestal in the packaging is used to store your sponge after usage and for drying after you have cleaned it.

Shop the Beautyblender and Beautyblender cleansers on SkinMedix.com – now available in single, duo, and multi-variety packs!

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