Sometimes a good deal is too good to be true and this seems to always be the case in the skincare industry. Products sold online can be counterfeit, diluted, or expired formulas that are not safe to use. This is known as the Grey Market, the trade of a commodity through distribution channels which are legal but are unofficial, unauthorized, or unintended by the original manufacturer. These sellers are not authorized by the distributors and are not approved or certified by the company, thus risking any adverse reactions, allergy, or defects in the product. Manufacturers of genuine skincare products are strictly controlled and the products themselves are rigorously tested before they are sent out to authorized spas. Sean from IS Clinical says “we have added a consumer warning to our website. So many times people buy expired product, or actually a product that isn’t ours at all. There have been cases of clients of realizing what they bought was actually just water refilled in old containers. It almost feels like the crazy cycle never ends.” Just remember that what’s in the jar might not be the legally obtained high quality product you expect. Don’t be tempted by a low price, those searching for a bargain will be the ones who pay the price.
This doesn’t mean that all products sold online aren’t legitimate. There are authorized online retailers but they cannot discount unless it’s an approved customer appreciation event. You can usually find a list of these dealers on the company website. At Skin Resolutions we have over 30 years of experience and knowledge with each product we sell. Mention this blog for a free consultation with a skincare professional at Skin Resolutions in downtown Santa Barbara (805) 569-1923.
Did you know coffee essential oil reduces cellulite? It does! Coffee is know for it’s detoxifying and firming effects and now it’s available to smooth and slim your body in our new Epicuren Espresso Limón Slimming Body Treatment. This treatment begins with a dual action euro body brushing technique that has been used for centuries to assist in stimulating the lymph and detoxifying stagnant toxins, which contribute to cellulite. Next, your body will be lathered in warm Espresso Limón Slimming Body Oil and wrapped in a mylar layered body wrap. Peptides can be applied to to specific areas of concern to stimulate collagen production and improve the texture of the skin. Soon your body will feel more toned, purified, and firm after absorbing the Espresso Limón Oil. In addition, the lemon stimulates the mind and has been effective in lifting spirits and fatigue! For best results, perform the dry brush lymph stimulation and apply the Espresso Limón Slimming Body Oil at home. For more questions on our favorite new body treatment, call Skin Resolutions in downtown Santa Barbara (805) 569-1923.
Perfect your Valentines day beauty look with Colorescience Pro Mineral Makeup! Join us for a free consultation with our talented Colorescience makeup artist on Friday, February 13th. Learn new tips for a seamless makeup application or learn how to maximize results with products you already own! For appointments please call Skin Resolutions in downtown Santa Barbara (805) 569-1923. Space is limited!
How to get your teenager to treat their skin right can be a challenge but the results are well worth the commitment. Educating your teen on the benefits of proper skincare can not only clear up acne but prevent scarring, hyperpigmentation, prevent skin cancer and premature aging. The best way to start is with a healthy home care routine, learning how to cleanse, exfoliate, apply sunscreen, and maintain a healthy pH. Learn the “don’ts ” of no picking, touching, squeezing, and the basics of what products are appropriate for your specific skincare needs. A little knowledge in skincare can drastically improve the appearance of your skin. It’s a perfect time of year to get clear skin before school starts. To book a Teen Facial, call Skin Resolutions in downtown Santa Barbara for appointments and consultations (805) 569-1923.
It’s always a beautiful day here in Santa Barbara! Keep you skin in check with these beach and pool essentials!
1. Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 Brush- Easy to apply and reapply throughout the day to keep your skin protected. This safe and non-irratating spf powder is great for kids and waterproof!
2. Epicuren Tea Tree Lip Balm Pot- Packed with tea tree oil and aloe this lip balm is ultra soothing and protects your lips from the elements with an SPF 15.
3. Sun Hat- The benefits of a wide brimmed sun hat might seen obvious but no other hat can correctly shade your ears, face, and neck! There is a significant difference between wearing a baseball cap and a wide brimmed hat. Reduce the risk of skin cancer, premature aging, and sunburn and always wear your hat.
4. Epicuren X-Treme Cream SPF 45- A moisturizing formula that will provide an invisible shield between you and the sun. It will leave you skin smooth and appear more radiant. Apply generously from head to toe!
5. My Tyes Hair Ties- Cute and functional way to keep your hair tamed without pulling and tearing on your hair. These soft elastic hair ties and headbands are great for sports and everyday wear.
6. Juice Ranch Cold-Pressed Juice- Stay fresh and hydrated with a 100% organic, locally sourced, glass bottled cold-pressed juice packed with nutrients.
We’ve been using Revita-Brow on our eyebrows for years! It’s our saving grace when it comes to keeping eyebrows looking full and bold. Made with a blend of advanced peptides, RevitaBrow is a serum that conditions the eyebrows and keep them from breakage and brittleness. But one of the most important parts of keeping your brows in good shape is a gel to keep the hairs in the right place. Revitalash Cosmetics has a new Hi-Def Tinted Brow Gel designed to tame unruly brows and filling in any areas that appear thin or sparse for an immediate fix. The brow-specific brush helps shape the perfect brow. For your next eyebrow wax and more details on getting better brows call Skin Resolutions in downtown Santa Barbara (805)569-1923.
Join us Friday, July 11th for a complimentary makeup consultation with our talented and amazing Colorescience Minerals expert Christie! Colorescience mineral makeup helps you achieve a clear, even complexion and protect your skin from the damaging effects of the environment. Be the first to be introduced to the new Colorescience Anti-Aging Serum, a 3-in-1 treatment product clinically proven to improve your appearance. Repair against past damage and prevent future damage and book your FREE consultation. Call Skin Resolutions in downtown Santa Barbara at (805) 569-1923.