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SkinMedix is Awarded Google Trusted Store Badge

SkinMedix_Trusted_Google_StoreWe are excited to announce that SkinMedix is now recognized as a Google Trusted Store!

For our customers, this is great news! The Google Trusted Store badge now displayed across our site was awarded to SkinMedix by Google in recognition of consistent outstanding service. You can shop with confidence knowing you are buying from a company that provides a great shopping experience with a proven track record of on-time shipping and commitment to excellence in customer service. In the rare case that a problem with your order does arise, Google will work with us to find a solution in addition to offering free purchase protection of up $1,000 while shopping at SkinMedix.

Want to learn more about Google Trusted Stores? Watch Google’s informative video here. In the meantime, check out our stats below! You can also view our rating in real-time on our site by clicking on the badge in the bottom-right corner of our home page.

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SPF 101: How to Get the Most From Your Sunscreen

When it comes to fighting the damaging effects of the sun’s UV rays, you know sunscreen is a must. But what else can you do to get the most from your sunscreen? Keep reading to learn how to make your sunscreen even more effective.

1. Use an ounce (picture a full shot glass) to cover your entire body at least 30 min before sun exposure.

2. Reapply every two hours and after swimming. Our SPF sample sizes are great on the go! Throw a couple in your pocket to reapply while on a run or walk on the beach.

3. Don’t be deceived by clouds—or cold weather. Clouds only filter 20 percent of the sun’s UV rays which means that 80 percent are still penetrating the skin. No matter what is looks like outside, you have to protect your skin properly.

4. Set your sunscreen with mineral makeup or powder spf, like iS Clinical SPF 20 Powder Sunscreen. Think of it like an insurance policy against skin damage!

Did you know just one serious sunburn can increase your skin cancer risk by as much as 50 percent? Prevention starts now! Shop the full list of sun protection products available at SkinMedix here.

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What Skin Cancer Looks Like

Pretty? No. But this is what skin cancer looks like, and these pictures could help you spot it. The earlier you can catch skin cancer, the easier it is to cure.  Compare your moles to these images, and see a doctor if you find anything suspicious.

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Normal Mole

A small brown spot that’s symmetrical and all one shade an that hasn’t changes over the years is probably nothing to worry about.

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Dysplastic Nevus

A.k.a. an “atypical mole.” This tends to be dark with irregular borders. It could become cancerous so your derm will remove it or keep a close eye on it.

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Actinic Keratosis

This potentially cancerous spot usually occurs on sun-exposed areas (scalp, lips, hands) and tends to look like a raised, rough, or scaly patch.

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Basal Cell Carcinoma

The most common type of skin cancer, BCC forms deep in the skin  and looks like a raised pink growth or sore that won’t heal.

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Look for a reddish patch or wartlike bump that may crust or bleed. Get it checked out pronto—left untreated, it may spread.

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Melanoma

The most deadly of skin cancers, melanomas may look geometrical in form and be smooth or raised. These cancers may also have irregular borders. They can be black, brown, gray, white or even red.

Plus, watch for the ABCDEUs. Use this guide to help determine if a mole could be dangerous. See a dermatologist if your spot has any of these characteristics.

A = Asymmetry – One half is s noticeably different shape than the other.

B = Border – The edges are uneven—maybe even scalloped or notched.

C = Color – The mole has multiple shades of brown, black, or red.

D = Diameter – Melanomas are usually big, about the size of a penicel eraser.

E = Evolving – This is any mole that has changed in color, size, or shape—whether that’s over the last month or the past decade.

U = Ugly Ducking – If any of your moles does not look like the other, get them checked.

Did you know just one serious sunburn can increase your skin cancer risk by as much as 50 percent? Monitor your skin for suspicious spots and moles and visit a dermatologist if you notice any changes in your skin. In the mean time, shop our full list of sun protection products here!

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3 Things to Know About Antioxidants

3 Things to Know About Antioxidants1. Not Every Vitamin is an Antioxidant

And not every antioxidant is a vitamin. Some vitamins are anti-oxidants, however. Vitamin D, for example, has little to no antioxidant capacity. It cannot neutralize a free radical. Vitamin E, on the other hand, is a potent free radical scavenger (anti-oxidant) and a necessary vitamin. Look for products with high potent antioxidants like vitamin C, Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA), and Glutathione.

2. Let Your Skin Feast

For the best protection, wear a formula with several antioxidants. Studies show they work together, becoming more powerful when they’re combined than when they are alone. For example, vitamin C is more potent than green tea extract and grapeseed extract, but none of them alone, can do near what they can do together in terms of fighting off free radicals and keeping oxidative stress to a minimum.

3. Be Quick

Wearing a sunscreen or moisturizer with antioxidants is fine, but serums penetrate faster than creams when applied to bare skin. The strongest concentrations are usually the most stable, so look for one in a dark or opaque bottle. A change in color, smell, or texture of the product can mean the antioxidants have oxidized. Make sure the lid is tightly closed on these types of products, and store them in a cool, dark place to minimize the oxidation process.

Antioxidants We Love:

1. Glytone Antioxidant Anti Aging Facial Serum
2. PCA Skin C-Quench Antioxidant Serum
3. SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic
4. NeoStrata Antioxidant Defense Serum
5. PRESCRIBEDsolutions Line Subtractor Anti-Aging Serum C + AHA (add a Booster for even more fighting power!: PRESCRIBEDsolutions Booster 4 – Anti-Oxidant)
Have you tried any antioxidants from our list? What’s your favorite?

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2012 ASDS Survey on Dermatologic Procedures

The 2012 ASDS Survey on Dermatologic Procedures found that dermatologic surgeons performed nearly 8 million medically necessary and cosmetic procedures in the United States in 2012 (a nearly 7 percent increase over 2011).

If you had one of the 8 million procedures performed, protect your investment! Aging doesn’t stop with a procedure. Keep your results looking fab for longer with daily at-home care and prevention. Shop SkinMedix today for the best prices on the world’s leading anti-aging and age-preventive cosmeceuticals normally available only through physicians’ offices and high-end spas at much higher prices!

In the meantime, check out the facts in this infograpghic on dermatologic procedures from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery’s 2012 survey.

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Allure’s Beauty Bucket List

Allur'e Beauty Bucket ListAllure Magazine shares their list of “50 Beauty Products to Buy Before You Die”, and 2 SkinMedix favorites made the cut!

Clarisonic Sonic Cleasning System
It was Oprah who really launched this oscillating facial cleanser into popularity. “It’s a miracle massage for your face!” she said. Everyone in the audience got one—and Lady Gaga, Demi Moore, and Justin Timberlake followed suit. The brush uses a patented sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second to clean, soften and smooth your skin. In just 60 seconds a day, it removes six times as much makeup and dirt as your hands alone, which not only clears pores but also makes skin-care products more effective. It cleanses so well that pores appear smaller, fine lines and wrinkles appear reduced, and your skin’s tone and texture improves. Just one minute a day, for the best skin of your life.

Find a Clarisonic right for you:
Clarisonic Pro Face and Body Spot Therapy Kit with Extension Handle
Clarisonic Aria Sonic Skin Cleansing Brush
Clarisonic Mia 2 Sonic Cleansing System
Clarisonic Mia Skin Care System

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Glow Pad
When New York City–based dermatologist Dr. Dennis Gross came out with a facial self-tanner that hydrated skin, reduced wrinkles, and shrank breakouts, we only had one question: Can we get one for our whole body? You bet. And he even threw some vitamin D into the formula as well, just in case you were tempted to spend any time in the sun. Glow Pad transforms dull texture and tone into radiant, glowing skin better than MotherNature herself!  Shop Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pads here.

What SkinMedix products are on your beauty bucket list?

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Celebrity Skin: Reese Witherspoon

reese_witherspoonHappy Birthday, Reese Witherspoon! Our favorite Southern Belle starlet turns 37 today and she has been glowing as bright as the spotlight does on an A-list celebrity. The Legally Blonde star is modest enough to give credit for her gorgeous baby skin to great genes, but we all know that there is more to looking good! So, just how does she maintain her fresh, young look through all that work?  According to Reese, it all comes down to sun protection. Reese wears a sun hat anytime she is out in the sun or on the beach an never leaves home without Continue Reading →

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NEW ARRIVAL: CIRC•CELL SKINCARE

Circ-Cell

Beautiful skin results from increasing skin density and restoring balance. Conventional skin care lines rely on aggressive, forced cell turnover, which provides short-term results, but prematurely ages and thins the skin. Circ-Cell’s goal is to provide a balanced approach with products that gently nurture skin to optimal health and beauty. Developed by a team of scientists, researchers, and skin care experts, Circ-Cell products are free of harmful elements, free of parabens, not tested on animals, and are environmentally safe.

Product Spotlight:

Screen Shot 2013-03-21 at 6Introducing Circ-Cell ABO +|- Blood Serum

As we age, our blood vessels loose their ability to transport blood and nutrients to the skin. The eye area is the first to show the resulting deterioration.

Modeled after scientists attempts to create a synthetic blood substitute, Circ-Cell ABO +|- Blood Serum is a rejuvenating eye gel that harnesses a blend of oxygen rich ingredients to dramatically reduce the appearance of wrinkles, puffiness, and dark circles.

Have you tried Circ-Cell ABO +|- Blood Serum? What did you think?

Learn more about Circ-Cell ABO +|- Blood Serum and other Circ-Cell products on SkinMedix.com–your Authorized Circ-Cell Retailer!

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