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NEW ARRIVAL: Clarisonic Mia 2 – Passion Fruit & Key Lime

NEW ARRIVAL: Clarisonic Mia 2 - Passion Fruit & Key Lime

If you caught the neon bug for Summer and still haven’t indulged in a Clarisonic, you might want to check out the newest flavors available in the Mia 2. The Clarisonic Mia 2 is now available at SkinMedix in two new and delightful Limited Edition shades! Choose from:

  • Passion Fruit
  • Key Lime

Mia 2 is enhanced with two speeds and a T-Timer that allows you to customize your skincare needs while still providing all of the sonic cleansing benefits in a compact, travel-friendly design. Oscillating back and forth at a sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second, the Clarisonic Mia 2 Skin Cleansing System works with the skin, not against it. Clarisonic’s patented sonic technology works with skin’s natural elasticity to gently remove the impurities.

System Kit includes:

  • Clarisonic Mia 2
  • Universal Voltage Charger
  • Sensitive Brush Head
  • 1 oz. trial size cleanser
  • Protective travel case

Check out these and other Clarisonic products, including replacement brush heads, available on our site here!

The SkinMedix Team

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MUST HAVE: Micro Needle Derma Roller

Micro Needle Roller
I will never use another product without rolling my Micro Needle Roller first! The products I loved so much to start, like my iS Clinical Active Serum, take on a whole new life with this amazing little rolling pin. I mean I can actually FEEL my serum seep in. The serum by itself already gives a slight tingling feeling. But when combined with the roller, the tingle is intensified and I can feel it penetrating deep into my pores. I was going to wait until I had worked my way up to the 1.5 mm before I even considered this a “must have”, but I am so thrilled with 0.5mm I couldn’t wait to share!

Micro Needle Roller HeadWhat is a Micro Needle Derma Roller? Well, it’s this amazing little device that rolls around 192 fine needles to penetrate the skin sufficiently enough to stimulate collagen and elastin production that results in the improvement of the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and stretch marks. In addition to triggered collagen synthesis, needle rollers also help you benefit more from your skin care products. The small micro-channels that the needle roller creates during use are proven to help increase the absorption of the active ingredients in creams, lotions, and serums by up to 1000% —and the higher the absorption rate, the higher the overall efficiency of your already favorite products! The channels close after several minutes, locking in the anti-aging nutrients and anti-oxidants.

I have three pronounced chicken pox scars from my childhood that I assumed I would just have for life. My derm always told me I couldn’t do anything for them except maybe try to fill them with Restalyn or some other filler. I could spend thousands of dollars, but it would never be a permanent fix. In just two months of use, I can already see them fainter and less pronounced. I can also see a difference in pore size, and my skin texture is much smoother. It really is quite remarkable!

I’ve also just started using my roller on a terrible scar I have across my chest from a recent ORIF surgery to repair a shattered collar bone. It’s still too soon but I’ll be sure to post before and after pics and keep you posted on my progress there. Like I said, I wasn’t considering sharing this product until later but I just couldn’t wait!

Learn what size is best for your skin care concerns in the chart below. Then check out a clip from The Doctors show as they discuss the Micro Needle Roller and its benefits!

Talk soon! XO
Gina@SkinMedix
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2012 Holiday Domestic Shipping Deadlines

Holiday Shipping Deadlines

2012 Holiday Domestic Shipping Cutoff Dates:

To receive your order before Christmas on December 25th, please follow these suggested (not guaranteed) cutoff shipping days to allow enough time for processing and delivery; however, please note that the United States Postal Service cannot and will not guarantee delivery before Christmas even if you follow these suggested cutoff dates.

Standard (Free Shipping) orders must be placed by December 14, 2012

All Priority Shipping orders must be placed by December 17, 2012

Express Overnight orders must be placed by December 20, 2012

Last-Minute Gift E-Cards by December 25, 2012. E-mail gift E-cards can be sent immediately, at any time

Orders placed after the above cutoff dates will be delivered after Christmas.

Alaska and Hawaii deliveries: Please add 3 additional days for standard shipping. For Express Shipping to Hawaii, add 1 additional day.

DISCLAIMER: The above cutoff days are not a guarantee that your package will be delivered by those dates. This is merely a guideline. Please plan ahead.

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More Magazine’s Fall Beauty Shopping List

More Magazine's Fall Beauty Shopping ListFor the fourth year in a row, More Magazine asked More’s Opinionista Reader Panel to become grooming guinea pigs, testing falls’s new fragrances, cosmetics, and hair and skin products. To our excitement, Dermalogica Skinperfect Primer SPF 30 made it to #3 on this year’s Fall Beauty Shopping List! Keep reading to learn what these testers had to say about one SkinMedix’s favorite new products!

If reviews written in all caps are any indication of how beloved a product is, then testers were mad for this primer! “SO LOVED THIS PRODUCT,” said one. “I ADORED it,” said a second. “LOVED this product,” raved a third. An all-in-one sunscreen, makeup primer and skin treatment (the formula contains free-radical-fighting antioxidants and collagen stimulating peptides), it can be worn alone, as testers seemed to prefer, or under makeup to extend its longevity. “Great creamy texture and invisible coverage,” explained one tester. Another, who did top the primer with foundation, reported, “It was amazing how well it made my makeup stay on. O work outside in the sun, so for my makeup to still look good at the end of the day is a miracle.”

Use Dermalogica Skinperfect Primer SPF 30 to smooth away fine lines, brighten and prime for flawless skin and to prep for make-up application. Velvety silicones create an instantly smooth surface. Neutral tint helps balance tone and enhance luminosity and radiance. Peptides and AGE Smart actives help firm and shield against MMP and free radical damage, as sunscreens shield against sun damage. Wear alone over your moisturizer for visible smoothness and luminosity, or after moisturizer application and before foundation to help fill fine lines for a lasting make-up finish!

Visit SkinMedix.com for all your favorite Dermalogica products at amazing prices!

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SHAPE Magazine’s 2012 Beauty Awards

SHAPE Magazine's 2012 Beauty Awards

Best PeelMurad Intensive-C Radiance Peel – Ready, set, glow! The vitamin C and glycol acid in the treatment render skin luminous after a mere 10 minutes.

Murad Intensive-C Radiance Peel instantly reveals a brighter complexion and reverses environmental aging after just one use. This active treatment, smoothes and hydrates for a radiant, luminous glow while boosting resilience and elasticity.

Key Ingredients:

  • Glycolic Acid exfoliates to accelerate turnover of dark damaged cells, removing dullness and improving skin texture.
  • Vitamin C and Indian Fig protect against free radical damage while enhancing skin clarity and luminosity.
  • Myrtle Extract supports collagen production to boost youthful resilience and elasticity.

Primary Benefits:

  • Actively smoothes and perfects skin to enhance luminosity
  • Reduces hyperpigmentation to restore clarity

Also available in travel size: Murad Travel Size Intensive-C Radiance Peel

Best Skin DeviceClarisonic Mia 2 Sonic Cleansing System – This oscillating, dual-speed brush deep-cleans in 60 seconds, while its timer keeps you on track so your forehead chin, and cheeks get equal amounts of attention.

Two speeds and Clarisonic’s  patented T-TIMER allow you to customize your skincare needs while still providing all of the sonic cleansing benefits and compact, travel-friendly design that you know and love from the original Mia.

The essential first step in your skincare regimen, Clarisonic goes beyond cleansing by using sonic technology to gently yet deeply cleanse pores without abrasion or harsh chemicals. Clarisonic removes six times more makeup than manual cleansing so that products absorb better—making skin more receptive to skincare ingredients (up to 61% of vitamin C). With regular daily use the Clarisonic reduces dry skin patches, oily areas and blemishes and immediately leaves skin feeling and looking smoother. Developed by the lead inventor of Sonicare and used and recommended by leading dermatologists, spas and cosmetic surgeons.

Features and benefits:

  • Two speeds for added customization for your skin type.
  • Universal/worldwide charger
  • Pulsing T-TIMER for an efficient and even 60-second cleanse.
  • Improved user interface indicating speed and charge functions.
  • Protective travel case.
  • Clarisonic Refreshing Gel Cleanser (1 oz.)

Also available in Limited Edition Color Peony: Clarisonic Mia 2 Sonic Cleansing System – Peony

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Beauty School Tips

Beauty School TipsLook your radiant best with these head-to-toe tips collected from the past 75 years of beauty issues!

Pretty Face

  • Don’t touch your face unnecessarily. Breakouts can be caused by your own fingers.
  • Apply cream or cleanser by lightly pressing upward—never down. The delicate skin sags easily enough in time.
  • For the best color match, test foundation and powder either on your face or neck (the inside of your wrist is too pale).
  • Use a concealer that is slightly lighter than your skintone, to cover up redness or blemishes.

Glowing Skin

  • The best time to apply lotion is right after a shower or bath, when skin is still damp – We recommend SkinMedica TNS Body Lotion for silky, smooth skin.
  • When drawing a bath, scatter bubbles or crystals directly under the faucet before turning on the water, but drop in perfume oil while the tub is filling.
  • Beautiful skin starts from within. Include lots of vegetables, fruit and water in your diet.
  • Overdo it with your perfume? Dab rubbing alcohol with a cotton ball on your skin. The alcohol will cut the scent without altering it.

Bright Eyes

  • Treat your eye area gently. This is the most delicate part of your face. Cleanse with care; blot, never rub.
  • Reduce puffy eyes by splashing with cold water or applying a cold compress (ice cubes in a washcloth): 15 seconds on, 15 seconds off.
  • When you put on mascara, don’t lower your chin—that’s how mascara gets on your lid.
  • Get eyeshadow to stay in place by priming lids with moisturizer and foundation – We recommend Murad Skin Perfecting Primer Dewy Finish
  • Always use your ring finger to apply moisturizer or concealer to the eye area. It puts the least amount of pressure on the skin.

Lovely Lips

  • Get lips soft and smooth by using a damp, warm washcloth at night to rub off the flaky dry bits; follow with a coat of lip conditioner – We recommend PCA Skin Peptide Lip Therapy.
  • Ease the evening switch to a redder or darker lipstick by applying it over and blending it into your daytime color.
  • To make lipstick last longer, allow it to set for a few minutes after applying, blot lips with tissue and dust them with powder, then apply another coat.
  • Cheeks feeling flushed? Put on a bold color lipstick; a neutral shade will only make red cheeks stand out.

Model Hands

  • Shape nails with an emery board, filing sides toward center—never straight across—and rounding off edges
  • What works for your face works for your hands. Remove age spots with facial brightening cream – We recommend PCA Skin Brightening Therapy with TrueTone.
  •  The fast way to remove nail polish: Hold cotton saturated with polish remover firmly on your nail for a few seconds to let it start working, then wipe nail clean.
  • Apply polish starting at the pinky, working toward the thumb to avoid dragging your hand across wet nails.

Happy Feet

  • To counteract dryness, massage feet with a lanolin-based lotion, kneading it deeply into your instep, then massage soles, heels, top surface and around nails – We recommend Murad Soothing Skin, Lip, and Cuticle Care Salon Size.
  • Before using a pumice stone or foot file to remove a callus, be sure to soak your foot in warm water for at least 5 minutes.
  • To prevent ingrown nails, trim toenails straight across, not down into the corners.
  • Relieve swollen feet by soaking them alternately in hot water (for 3 minutes), then cold water (for 1 minute), for a total of 15 minutes.

Find which tips are best suited for your skin, and with the help of your skin care professional, establish a skin care regimen. Then visit SkinMedix.com for the world’s leading cosmeceuticals at amazing prices!

SkinMedica TNS Body Lotion
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FEATURE FRIDAY: Neocutis Journee Day Cream with PSP SPF 30

FEATURE FRIDAY: Neocutis Journee Day Cream with PSP SPF 30I love Fridays but not as much as I love Neocutis Journee Bio Restorative Day Cream with PSP SPF 30! This product is amazing! Neocutis Journee Day Cream is the most complete anti-aging day cream with PSP, anti-oxidants, hyaluronic acid and UVA/UVB protection SPF 30+ to rejuvenate, protect and hydrate skin. It offers sheer, lightweight coverage, but it can be used as a primer, too. Formulated with PSP, the most complete protein blend of Human Growth Factors, Cytokines and Interleukins available to rejuvenate and soothe skin. It is a great product to add to any skin-care regimen to help smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This fast absorbing, skin-toned, non-greasy day cream provides long lasting hydration for radiant, luminous skin. It’s potent anti-oxidant blend of polyphenol rich green tea extract, stabilized vitamins C and E plus melanin acts synergistically to help protect against daily environmental assault. You’ll love how it blends flawlessly into your skin!

Sound too good to be true? Neocutis Day Cream with PSP SPF 30 is also available in sample packs—try it for yourself and you’ll fall in love too!

Talk soon! XO
Gina@SkinMedix

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FEATURE FRIDAY: OBAGI Professional C Serums

FEATURE FRIDAY: OBAGI Professional C Serums - SkinMedix.com

TGIF, SkinMedix Fans! If you are not yet using a topical Vitamin C serum, this is the perfect opportunity to try the Obagi line. It’s no secret Vitamin C neutralizes free radicals to prevent skin cell damage. Obagi Professional-C serums offer maximum daily antioxidant protection and greater penetration than many other brands. The greater the penetration, the greater the antioxidant benefit to your skin! Vitamin C neutralizes free radicals to prevent skin cell damage. Professional strength Vitamin C can give your skin the superior protection it needs to:

  • Prevent premature signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles
  • Protect against future damage
  • Stimulate collagen production for firmer, more resilient skin
  • Lighten and brighten skin for more even tone

Obagi Professional-C Serums use stabilized L-ascorbic acid – the only form of Vitamin C that can be effectively absorbed by the skin and are available in four concentrations. Refer to the chart below or speak with your skin care specialist to determine which one is right for your skin:

Obagi Professional C Serums Strengths

Have you tried Obagi Professional C Serum? What concentration do you use?

Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless, so enjoy! 😉
Talk soon! XO
Gina@SkinMedix

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FEATURE FRIDAY: NIA24 Physical Cleansing Scrub

Feature Friday

Woohoo, it’s Friday! Wash off all that grime from the week with this amazing all-in-one cleansing and exfoliating scrub. NIA24 Physical Cleansing Scrub gently removes dead skin cells and visibly improves dry patches and uneven texture. Pro-Niasomes, which are spherical Jojoba Beads infused with Pro-Niacin, help gently exfoliate the skin and wash away skin’s visible imperfections.

Usage: Apply a small amount to wet hands. Rub together. Gently massage on face and neck with circular motions. Rinse well and avoid eye area. Use twice a week to reveal fresher smoother, and more even-textured complexion.

Have a great weekend everyone! Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do. 😉
Talk Soon! XO

Gina@SkinMedix

NIA24 Physical Cleansing Scrub
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Managing Symptoms of Eczema & Psoriasis

Eczema & PsoriasisEczema and psoriasis are some of the most challenging skin conditions encountered by skin care professionals. Often, there will simply be a little red rash on the skin and you may be left scratching your own head trying to figure out how it came to be. Up to 20% of the world’s children suffer from eczema I and II, and up to 3% of adults suffer from either eczema or psoriasis III Given that the world population just reached the 7 billion mark, that’s a lot of people!

The truth is, it isn’t known exactly what causes eczema or psoriasis. The good news is, more and more is being learned about these inflammatory skin diseases and strategies are being developed to effectively manage their symptoms. It is important to note that neither condition is contagious, nor are they infections; and they aren’t transmitted by physical contact or exposure. The origins of eczema and psoriasis are genetic. However, the triggers that cause their distressing and visible symptoms may include stress and environmental factors. Eczema and psoriasis create impaired barrier functions and increased inflammation, so “your goal will be to protect and repair,” explains Dr. Claudia C. Aguirre of Skin Inc. Magazine. “Remember to always check first with your physician for contraindications to medications and therapies, because some ingredients may counteract each other. For example, salicylic acid may seem a likely choice for exfoliating psoriatic skin, but could in fact, inactivate a common topical treatment for psoriasis,” she warns.

Gentle cleansing and exfoliation is crucial to allow the penetration of rich, emollient moisturizers used on dry, sensitive skin. Use anti-inflammatory ingredients, such as red hogweed, ginger, oats and chamomile, coupled with barrier-repairing oils, including evening primrose, borage, argan and sea buckthorn. Try PCA Skin Dry Skin Relief Bar pHaze 10ideal for cleansing dry or more sensitive skin. We recommend PCA Skin ReBalance pHaze 17, for its ability to help soothe reddened or irritated skin. Or try iS Clinical Body Complexto help soothe even the most compromised skin conditions with natural acids, Retinol, Vitamin B5 and other soothing antioxidants. Avoid harsh exfoliants and detergents, and look for ingredients, such as lactic acid. Finishing a treatment with a physical sunscreen, such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide will ensure that harmful UV rays do not cause further damage. Try Cellex-C Sun Care SPF 30 Plus — silky-smooth and PABA-free, it provides light moisture in combination with photo-aging protection.

Light therapy is another management option for those suffering from psoriasis and eczema. Light therapy is known for its ability to promote blood flow and decrease inflammation. These benefits help to diminish and lighten the redness often associated with eczema and psoriasis. Try Bio Red Light LED Therapy — a non-invasive, at-home light therapy device. It encourages natural cell renewal without requiring down time for healing, making it perfect for those with a busy lifestyle.

There is no cure for eczema or psoriasis, but there are ways to manage symptoms. Although eczema and psoriasis are clinically distinct from one another, they do share some common features that may can addressed in the treatment room and at home. For more information on the treatment and management of eczema or psoriasis, visit SkinInc.com or ask your physician.

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PCA Skin ReBalance pHaze 17
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