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.
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.
Cleanse your skin smarter not harder with the new Clarisonic Smart Profile cleansing brush. The newly designed Clarisonic uses RFID technology allowing the brush head to communicate directly to the device. The Smart Brush Head will automatically adjust to skin specific protocols to modify time and power for a customized sonic cleanse. In addition, the Smart Brush Head engages when the device is turned on, and will prompt user when it’s time to replace the brush head. Add a power boost to your cleanse with the new Turbo mode which allows users to temporarily increase the cleanse at any point. With 4 speeds, the Smart Profile removes makeup 11x better than hands alone. You can use your new Smart Profile Clarisonic Brush with the Clarisonic Pedi System to give your feet the extra attention they need. Skin Resolutions will have an exclusive on the Smart Profile Cleansing Brush until December 2014!!! To order your Clarisonic Smart Profile Cleansing Brush and for all your skincare needs call Skin Resolutions in Santa Barbara (805) 569-1923.
Committing to a laser treatment doesn’t just end after your last treatment. In order to maintain the desired results from your treatments it’s important to follow these rules;
1.Take Charge of Your Home Care Routine: Skincare at home is essential in keeping your skin healthy. Cleansing, exfoliating, proper layering, and protection is key!
2.Stay Out of the Sun: Just minutes of unprotected sun exposure can cause post treatment hyperpigmentation. Colorescience Pro Sunforgettable SPF creates immediate protection between you and harmful UV rays.
3.Regularly Use Retinol: Working to exfoliate the skin and keep your cell turnover moving, retinoids are a fundamental part of any anti-aging skincare routine.
4.Re-Treat: Laser and Peel results won’t last forever, combining chemical peel and laser treatments back to back can be helpful in prepping the skin and maximizing results. Stay motivated with regular facials and contact Skin Resolutions in downtown Santa Barbara for helpful treatment recommendations. 805-569-1923
The often neglected neck is nothing to forget! With various treatment options to stave off discoloration, bands, loose skin or that dreaded turkey neck- maintaining a youthful neck should be in everyones skincare routine. Firming ingredients such as peptides and plant stem cells, should be applied to your neck and decollete regularly as a preventative measure. In addition, a generous amount of SPF should be used to protect and prevent! For more noninvasive treatments, muscle smoothing and tightening like treatments like botox and Thermage (heats tissue to decrease wrinkles) can really help firm and tighten the skin. For a more invasive treatment, a necklift would be performed to tighten the neck skin. Remember, that firming skincare treatments should be incorporated in and with all neck and decollete treatments. Recommended neck and decollete products are; DermaQuest Stem Cell 3D, Epicuren Ultima Peptide Maxima, DermaQuest Peptide Mobilizer, Phyto-C Signature Cream. For treatment, product and doctor recommendations in Santa Barbara please call Skin Resolutions in Downtown Santa Barbara (805) 569-1923