Dermappeal Microdermabrasion - 2 oz
Olive and Enzyme Rich Balm Cleanser - 4 oz
Sulfate-Free Exfoliating Cleanser - 4 oz
HOW TO USE:
Apply a quarter-sized amount of DermAppeal to wet skin and gently massage in circular motions for 1-2 minutes, concentrating on lined and hyper-pigmented areas. Avoid delicate areas including eyes, lips and sides of nostrils. Splash off with warm water. Use twice per week. NOTE: Do not allow water inside the jar.
Olive and Enzyme Rich Balm Cleanser:
Apply Olive and Enzyme Cleanser to damp skin, leave on for 2-3 minutes allowing the enzymes to pre-soften and prepare the skin. Remove cleanser with a warm wet wash.
Sulfate-Free Exfoliating Cleanser:
Shake well. Apply to a damp face and neck every morning. Massage for one minute then splash off. For a pore refining mask treatment, leave on five minutes then splash off.
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Daily Skin Care Regimen
If you have dry skin, you will need moisturizing products that nourish, so you will want to find protective and restorative products. Achieving a moisture balance with the right pH is key.
Begin with a very mild soap, possibly cream based. Since your skin is acidic, the alkaline in soap can easily disturb the delicate pH balance. Also, make sure that the soap does not contain harsh chemicals which will also remove the acid mantel and cause further dryness. Choose a toner that soothes and nourishes your skin. It should refresh with a hint of moisture—a low or no alcohol formulation is recommended to prevent over drying the skin.
A daily moisturizing routine is essential for dry skin. Begin with a serum to enhance moisture, then apply a day moisturizer. Try to use a day cream with an SPF Your evening ritual can include a serum application and a heavier moisturizer. Eye creams and serums are recommended for the delicate area around the eyes that are subject to fine lines and wrinkles.
Weekly Skin Care Routine
Use an extremely mild exfoliator in order to expose fresh skin and allow products to penetrate deeper. This will maximize the effectiveness of your skin care products. A moisture-enhancing mask that you put on and wipe off will moisturize and plump dry and dehydrated skin.
Key Ingredients for Dry Skin:
Hyalauronic Acid, Glycerin, Lanolin, Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Oil (Of Jojoba, Olive, Apricot Seed, Avocado, Grapeseed Borage, Almond, Evening Primrose), Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Honey, Shea Butter, Argan, Baobab, Manuka Honey, Green Tea (Camilla Sinsnsis), Ceramide, Glycolic Acid, Hydrolized Wheat Protein, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Cucumber
When you cleanse your face, you can help control the clarity, suppleness and condition of your skin. Cleansing rids your skin of excess facial oil, dust, bacteria, dirt and dead skin cells. This process helps keep the pores unclogged, improves circulation, and prepares your skin for the next step in your cleansing ritual. Quite possibly the most fundamental step in the beauty routine, cleansing is integral to maintaining a balanced complexion.
Cleansing is recommended twice per day for most skin types, once in the morning and once in the evening. Any more than that, the natural oils become stripped, while any less and your skin can become susceptible to congestion and eruptions.
How to Choose a Cleanser
Choose a cleanser that is appropriate for your skin and is specifically formulated for the face. Dry skin types will need to use a creamy based cleanser, while oilier types will need a gel based or foaming type cleanser. Sensitive skin needs a fragrance-free formulation, most likely labeled as gentle and non-irritating.
How to Cleanse
Tie your hair back with a headband or ponytail holder. Make sure to start with clean hands. Splash your face with warm or tepid water to open up your pores. Never use too hot or too cold water. Too hot and your skin can dry out, while water that is too cold will not remove the surface oils sufficiently. You can use a washcloth, sponge, exfoliation puff, facial brush or your fingers for cleansing - It all depends on your preference.
Use approximately a dime to nickel sized amount of cleanser, follow product packaging instructions. You can apply the cleanser with your fingertips or washcloth. Depending on the cleanser type, you might want to work up a lather in your hands first.
Use gentle upward circular strokes moving around the face, paying attention to the crevices of the nose area and hair line while extending down your neck and around the ear area. Take extra care to use a gentle touch around the eyes. Do not over-scrub or scrub too hard, as your facial skin is susceptible to become easily irritated.
Once the cleansing is completed, rinse liberally with tepid water. Make sure all areas are rinsed including the neck, hairline and eye area. Cool water may be used, as it helps to close the pores. Finish by blotting your face gently with a towel using a patting technique.
Exfoliation is a very important yet often overlooked step in the beauty regimen. It is the key to loosen and remove a dead layer of skin cells, while speeding up the skin's process of shedding (which slows with aging or mature skin). Exfoliation also helps to stimulate the blood circulation, brighten the complexion by improving color and texture, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and prevent build-up that can lead to break outs.
Without exfoliation, skin can take on an uneven tone, looking dull, patchy or even ashy. After exfoliation, skin serums and moisturizers are able to penetrate more effectively, allowing the active ingredients to penetrate more successfully and thus leading to better beauty product results.
As a general rule, you will want to exfoliate at least once per week. You can adjust your schedule according to your needs. The texture of the exfoliant may also factor in the frequency of usage. A finer grained exfoliator might be tolerated well and could be used more often if desired. If your skin becomes irritated or flaky, reduce the frequency of exfoliating or switch to one with finer texture.
Sometimes exfoliating ingredients are added to toners or also come in the form of masks. These products provide more options to incorporate exfoliating ingredients into your regimen.
How to Choose an Exfoliator
Choose an appropriate exfoliator for your skin type. Sensitive, fine or aging skin will need a finer abrasive ingredient than other types of skin. The best way to select one is to read the label description to determine the item's abrasiveness or strength. Salt, sugar, plant fiber, nut hulls, jojoba beads, apricot seeds, kernels, oatmeal, and bamboo beads are all common ingredients used in abrasive exfoliators.
Enzymes, retinols, alpha hydroxy acid, lactic acid, glycolic acid and salycilic acid preparations are referred to as chemical exfoliators. They are typically available in varying strengths in the form of a gel or serum. They can also be used once per week, or as desired after cleansing and before moisturizing to attain the same effect. They exfoliate with less irritation, and are especially recommended if your skin is on the sensitive side.
How to Exfoliate
After cleansing and rinsing the face, apply the exfoliator to your wet face. Using your fingers or a soft cloth, scrub using gentle circular motions. You will want to avoid the delicate eye area and scrub gently on the areas bordering it like the cheek bones and temple area outside of the eyes. Rinse your face and softly pat it dry.
About the Collection
During his 20 years of experience in the beauty industry, Dimitri James was disappointed to learn that very little of the money cosmetics companies spend goes into product development and perfection. Instead, the money is spent on ad campaigns, department store counter space, Park Avenue offices and fancy packaging. Frustrated by his findings, Dimitri was inspired to start changing the beauty industry for the better, launching Skinn Cosmetics in 2002.
Dimitri’s focus was to create a collection of quality products that helps consumers avoid big-cost items with no results. Skinn Cosmetics has long since established itself as a revolutionary leader in skin care and cosmetics, offering treatments and color products loaded with anti-aging properties that meet the highest professional and esthetician standards. Each day, new women are discovering the line's amazing results and joining the ranks of Skinn enthusiasts across the nation.
About the Guest
Founder and CEO of Skinn Cosmetics, Dimitri James has been a Hollywood makeup artist, aesthetician and cosmetologist for 25 years. He’s worked for some of the biggest names in beauty, and has manufactured and sold his own cosmetics for 14 years. Each product is a result of Dimitri’s experience and knowledge, and is produced in his own factory for superior quality every step of the way.
Since its founding, Skinn has been dedicated to offering the best color and skin care products available. The line features cutting-edge and anti-aging properties that are free of the unnecessary fillers found in many large cosmetic brands.
“I love creating state-of-the-art products and offering them to my customers at a reasonable price, so that every woman who wants to can look her best.” -Dimitri James
Dermappeal Microdermabrasion: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Magnesium Oxide, Glycerin, Oleth-20, Glyceryl Stearate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Zeolite, Polylactic Acid, Trihydroxystearin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Squalane, Menthol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate*, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate*, Ethyl Ascorbic Acid*, Ascorbyl Glucoside*, Ascorbic Acid*, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Zinc Oxide, Retinyl Palmitate, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Oil, Papain, Bromelain, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Copper Pca, Dimethicone, Water (Aqua), Alcohol Denat., Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Fruit Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax (Oryza Sativa Bran Cera), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin *Vitamin C Crystals.
Sulfate Free Exfoliating Cleanser: Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Lavandula Hybrida (Lavender) Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Malic Acid, Lactic Acid, Menthe Piperata (Peppermint) Oil, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Glycosaminoglycans, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid.
Please note: DermAppeal Microdermabrasion Treatment resurfaces the skin using fine mineral crystals from the Dead Sea. It is very invigorating to the skin and you will experience moderate heating and cooling sensations. You may also experience a healthy pink glow and slight peeling up to two days after treatment. These are all normal and part of the regenerative process. Avoid eyes - should contact occur, immediately flush with water. Once you and your skin feel comfortable with DermAppeal, you may be able to step up the treatment to three times a week. Those with sensitive skin should use DermAppeal no more than once per week.
Skin contact: No first aid should be needed, but if irritation occurs discontinue use. Consult physician if problems persist.
Eye contact: Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Consult physician if problems persist.
Ingestion: Rinse mouth immediately and drink large quantities of water. Consult physician if problems persist.
Handling: Avoid eye contact. Do not take internally.
Storage: Use reasonable care and store away from oxidizing materials.