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Everyone can benefit from using a moisturizer after cleansing. The key is finding the appropriate moisturizer based on your skin type. Moisturizers seal moisture into the skin, so the effect is hydrating while also inhibiting evaporation. Many moisturizers contain active ingredients that deliver vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and skin supporting compounds to provide therapeutic benefits that sooth, protect and ultimately delay the onset of early aging.
Eye creams are optional, but may be desirable for those with dry or aging skin as a welcome addendum to a moisturizer. Some individuals have very delicate eye areas that are more susceptible to wrinkling, dark circles and puffiness. An eye cream can help address these specific concerns with intense moisture and a high concentration of active ingredients.
How to Choose a Moisturizer
The oilier your complexion, the lighter and more liquid your moisturizer should be. Some moisturizers even have oil free ingredients that still serve to moisturize the skin without adding oil. Conversely, dry or aging skin requires a more moisturizing-nourishing preparation. Use a moisturizer labeled with your skin type or specific skin concern. If you live in a particularly harsh climate, consider wearing a more moisturizing face cream during the winter and switch to a lighter formula during warmer months.
Night creams tend to be thicker and more moisturizing than day creams. It is generally recommended to have separate moisturizers simply for the fact that you will want a day cream with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF). This will provide you with added protection from sun damage that ultimately leads to premature aging.
Based on the amount of time you spend outside on any particular day, you might want to wear a moisturizer designed for outdoor use with a significantly higher SPF. You must also factor in how easily your skin burns and take precautions to protect your skin with a sufficient SPF. As a general rule, it is recommended that your day moisturizer should have at least 15-20 SPF, and if you spend more time outdoors, consider a moisturizer with 30+ SPF.
How to Use Moisturizer
After you wash your face and apply toner or a serum (optional), scoop out enough moisturizer to comfortably cover your face and neck area. Using your finger tips, rub it in using upward strokes, making sure to moisturize the neck, décolletage and earlobes. In order to prevent streaks, allow your moisturizer to penetrate before applying foundation.
When skin ages, its collagen and elastin are produced more slowly. This causes gradual changes like hyperpigmentation, discoloration, dryness, sagging, wrinkles, crepe-like folds, loss of muscle tone, textural unevenness and loss of elasticity.
The topical application of key skin firming ingredients works synergistically to protect and strengthen the skin. Skin care products should have a combination of naturally occurring active ingredients. They will contain compounds to protect which will likely be in the form of extracts containing antioxidants. Another set of ingredients will firm the skin by penetrating through its seven layers to support the collagen process at a cellular level.
Skin firming creams are usually formulated as night creams. They tend to be richer, thicker and more emollient and should be able to stay on long enough to absorb for maximum benefits. In general, face creams are designed to minimize lines/wrinkles, improve skin density, firm, plump and decrease puffiness (especially in the eye area).
Many manufacturers describe their product as a "cocktail" of ingredients that work together to decrease the effects of aging. Skin firming and anti-aging ingredients often include antioxidants, minerals, seaweed, herb extracts and different kinds of oils like Vitamins A and E. Other ingredients attributed to having a firming effect on the skin include green tea, aloe vera, beech bud extract, alpha lipoic acids, shea butter, hyaluronic acid and the very exotic sounding emu oil. Some firming and anti-aging products also contain light reflecting pigments, such as mica, to enhance the glow and make the skin look radiant.
You can choose the right skin firming creams according to your skin type (oily, combination or dry) and the anti-aging action associated with them.
What is a Serum?
Deciding to use a serum can depend on various factors including skin type, age or degree of damage. They are able to effectively absorb onto the skin, delivering active ingredients for maximum benefit. Depending on ingredients, serums contain anti-aging properties that help to firm, tighten, provide anti-oxidants, re-texturize, or address the signs of aging. If you decide to use a serum with your moisturizer, select one with the ingredients or benefits associated with the concerns you wish to address.
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
How To Use:
Chin-Up Redensifying Serum:
Apply to back and front of neck, decollete and jaw line with upward patting strokes. Follow with moisturizing treatments.
Chin-Up Firm, Life and Tone Serum:
Apply to back and front of neck, decollete and jaw line AM and PM over Skinn Nutri-Lift serums (not included) or alone.
Hand Restore Cream:
Apply liberally to palms and back of hands allowing treatment to absorb, creating a moisture barrier from the aging environment. Treat aging signs of the hands by reducing dark spots and redensifying the appearance of aging skin.
Average Days of Supply: Depends on use.
Chin-Up Redensifying Serum: Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), theobroma cacao, bassia latifolia seed butter, magnifera indica seed butter, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, pistica vera seed oil, hydrogenated vegetable oil, cannabis sativa seed oil, simmondsia chinensis seed oil, macadamia ternifolia nut oil, olea europaea fruit oil, Persea gratissima, prunus amygdalus dulcis oil, squalane, Phospholipids, Caffeine liposomes, avena sativa (oat) kernel extract , hydrolyzed manihot esculenta tuber extract, secale cereale (rye) seed extract, Pentylene Glycol, Calcium Hydroxymethionine, 3-Aminopropane Sulfonic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Butylene Glycol , sorbitan laurate, Yeast Extract, acetyl dipeptide-1 cetyl ester, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Teprenone , Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D), Sodium Polyacrylate, dimethicone, glycerin, glyceryl stearate, PEG- 100 stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Capryl Glycol, chlorphenesin, Beta-Carotene, natural fragrance, sodium phytate.
Hand Restore Cream: Aqua, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Squalane, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glycerin, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-10 Pentastearate, Behenyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Teprenone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Myristyl Myristate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Hydrolyzed Algin, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Pentylene Glycol, Calcium Hydroxymethionine, 3-Aminopropane Sulfonic Acid, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Phytosteryl Isostearate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lecithin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Zinc Oxide, Xanthan Gum, Malus Domestica (Apple) Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Phenylethyl Resorcinol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Extract, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Glycine, Threonine, Valine, Glutamic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Polysorbate 20, Potassium Metabisulfite, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Chlorate, Farnesol, Linalool, Disodium Succinate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.
Chin-Up Firm, Life and Tone Serum: Citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) fruit extract, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) oleosomes, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, glycereth-26, glycerin and coco-glucoside and caprylyl glycol and alcohol and glaucine (Ovalissâ"¢), hyaluronic acid, phospholipids, caffeine, caprylic/capric triglyceride and teprenone (Renovageâ"¢), ethylene/acrylic acid copolymer, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, ethylhexylglycerin, hexylene glycol, styrene/acrylates copolymer, sodium polyacrylate, citrus aurantium amara (petitgrain) leaf oil, cholecalciferol (vitamin D), disodium EDTA, copper PCA.