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Beautiful skin at any age


With so many skincare products to chose from, it's hard to know what your skin needs and why. The key to getting and keeping healthy beautiful skin and successful skincare regimen is knowing when to change your products when your skin changes.


CLEANSERS

Skin Types: All
Function: A good facial cleanser will remove makeup, dirt and oil without stripping your skin of its essential oils. Removing these impurities helps unclog pores and keep your skin clear.
Considerations: It's important to choose a cleanser that complements your skin type. Purifying gel cleansers work best for oily and combination skin, while creamy cleansers suit dry skin. Sensitive skin types should opt for soothing, irritant-free formulas. If you're prone to acne, look for a face wash that's specially formulated with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide.
Use: Most dermatologists recommend using a cleanser both morning and evening; however, extremely sensitive skin types may only require an evening cleanse.

Buffing Grains For FaceA true skincare innovation.These luxurious grains can be mixed with any Bobbi Brown cleanser or water to create a fully customized, gentle exfoliator for the face.Fresh Soy skincare kitWhat it is: A set of soy facial products with everything you need to cleanse, treat, and moisturize the face.Açaí Damage-Minimizing CleanserOrganic formula wipes out the first signs of aging. • Gently foaming antioxidant-rich cleanser helps to clear skin of impuritiesREN Hydra-Calm Cleansing MilkWhat it is: A gentle cleanser for skin that is sensitive, delicate, or affected by smoke and pollution.Elemis Soothing Chamomile CleanserSkincare This treatment cleanser deep cleanses and effectively removes make-up and daily pollution. Unique in texture and hypo-allergenic.Juara Skincare Rice Facial CleanserThis product meets our natural beauty standards with a high concentration of quality natural botanicals while keeping harsh chemicals to a minimumCleansing Oil/6.7 oz.Bobbi's newest launch in the skincare category, is a two-in-one formula that gently removes all traces of makeup and cleanses skin while maintaining natural moisture levels.REN Micro Polish CleanserA two-in-one foaming mousse that cleanses and exfoliates, leaving skin looking purified, renewed, and radiant.
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EXFOLIATORS & MASKS

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Skin Types: All
Function: Exfoliating removes dead skin cells and toxins that build up over time, dulling your skin, blocking pores and even causing acne.
Considerations: A good exfoliate will brighten and smooth skin without irritating it. Gentle scrubs polish away dead skin and increase blood and lymph circulation, whereas a mild glycolic toner stimulates cell renewal without irritating your skin but requires a washcloth or exfoliating mask to remove the dead skin cells. If you have sensitive skin, opt for a nonabrasive gel-based peel. Mud masques are a great in between spa visits, treatment to deep cleanse the skin.
Use: Although frequency varies by product and skin type, two to three times a week is usually sufficient. Apply after washing your face, while your skin is still wet.

BORGHESE Fango Active Mud for Face and BodyExclusive mineral-enriched mud mask is sourced from Tuscany's volcanic hills. It energizes and nourishes skin cells on the face and body.Borghese Fango Ristorativo Restorative Hydrating Mud Mask for Face and Body Fango Ristorativo:Restorative Hydrating Mud Mask for Face and Body A multi-purpose mask that helps nourish and replenish skin with vital marine nutrients. Borghese Fango Brillante Brightening Mud Mask for Face and BodyBrighten and revitalize skin with the next generation of Fango. Natural vitamins and mineral-rich extracts even out skin tone, gently soothing and refining, helping to remove dead skin cells and erase the effects of environmental debris.Clé de Peau Beauté Intensive Brightening MaskA weekly high-performance treatment mask designed to help diminish the appearance of sun and age spots.Vitamin E Sink-In Moisture MaskSink some antioxidant Vitamin E into your skin. Bring skin back to optimum moisture level with this intensely hydrating mask.SK-II Cellumination Mask-In LotionThe latest product launch from the Cellumination family, New Cellumination Mask-In Lotion is the first step to achieving the way to a glowing complexion. This unique everyday pre-lotion offers mask-like hydration benefits.CAUDALIE Enzymatic Peel MaskInstant glow, flash effect facial. This exfoliating mask tightens pores, reduces sebum, clarifies and renews skin texture. In ten minutes, reveal a brand new glowing complexion. Refines skin texture. Gives an immediate burst of radiance.Origins Drink UpTM 10 Minute Mask to Quench Skin's ThirstA mask that intensively hydrates skin.
BIOELEMENTS - Amino Mask 2.5 oz.This power-packed mask from BIOELEMENTS unclogs pores, controls excess oils, destroys acne-causing bacteria and heals existing blemishes.

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TONERS
Skin Types: All, especially oily or acne-prone.
Function: A quality toner or astringent will remove excess surface oils and makeup residue that can lead to blemishes. It will also refine pores and improve skin tone.
Considerations: Mild toners are ideal for acne-prone skin, because they dry out blemishes and remove excess oil. Look for a product with salicylic, glycolic or hydroxy acids, which will whisk away impurities, but be careful of an astringent with too much alcohol, since dried-out skin can produce more oil.
Use: After cleansing, apply toner with a cotton pad once daily.

 

STEP 4. SERUMS
Skin Types: All
Function: A good serum (or concentrate) not only helps minimize the visible signs of aging and restores luminosity to skin, it can boost the effectiveness of your moisturizer to promote brighter, smoother skin.
Considerations: Serums provide a range of targeted benefits, so be sure to get one that fits your age and skin criteria. For aging skin, opt for a wrinkle treatment with collagen-stimulating properties. To combat dry skin, look for an intensive hydrating serum. Choose brightening serums to even out skin tone.
Use: Apply one to two pumps to your face and neck before moisturizing morning and night. Apply any excess to the back of your hands, since that area often ages first.

Obagi Professional-C Serum Obagi is a best selling physician grade skin care range. This excellent serum delivers the highest possible level of Vitamin C to stimulate collagen production and brighten skin tone. The professional C-serum is offered in three strengths of which this is the highest, helps prevent premature signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles, and contributes to collagen synthesis.Murad Age Reform Sleep Reform SerumAge Reform Sleep Reform Serum by Murad maximizes the anti-aging potential of skin's night repair cycle. Improves collagen production and promotes cell turnover. Sleep Reform Serum opens a new anti-aging frontier by unlocking skin's potential to repair and renew itself overnight by enhancing its sleep cycle.Cellex-C High Potency SerumAnother personal favorite, this is probably the best vitamin C serum. From a great dermatologist based brand Cellex-C was the first Vitamin C skin care range on the market. Patented delivery system means the Vitamin C gets into the skin easily and quickly to stimulate collagen production plumping, firming and lifting skin. Noticeable anti aging effects. Regular use will help make your skin look 5 to 10 years younger. Suitable for all skin types..Kinerase C8 Peptide Intensive TreatmentIntensive anti aging serum from this best-selling physician strength skin care range. Vitamin C at high levels is microencapsulated to ensure freshness. Serum also contains green tea extract and peptides which Kinerase claim deliver results superior to Strivectin. Apply drops to face and neck once a day. Excellent feedback with users seeing tighter, firmer skin with noticeably reduced sun damage.Kinerase C8 Peptide Intensive Treatment is the next generation peptide from Kinerase that conquers damage at every level for noticeably younger looking skin in just 28 days. Its revolutionary neuropeptide, SNAP-8, reduces the depth and appearance of wrinkles caused by repetitive facial expressions by a dramatic 34.9%. C8 Peptide's powerful ingredients make it an excellent alternative to in-office procedures. Key Ingredients & Benefits:SNAP – 8 / Water & Acetyl Octapeptide-3 : A neuro-peptide, which is also an elongation of the famous hexapeptide Argireline, reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Peter Thomas Roth VIZ-1000TM; 75% Hyaluronic Acid ComplexWhat it is: A super-concentrated hydrating serum. What it is formulated to do: Peter Thomas Roth's VIZ-1000™ 75% Hyaluronic Acid Complex keeps the skin hydrated all day and night with an invisible veil of moisture. It achieves hydration by attracting 1000 times its weight in water from the moisture in the air, replenishing the skin and restoring its smoothness. The complexion is left looking healthy, supple, and youthfully radiant. What else you need to know: This fragrance-free formula is suitable for all skin types. It is infused with PCA, silk proteins, sea algae, honey, yerba santa, and a specialized mineral complex to increase moisture levels. 

5. MOISTURIZERS
Skin Types: All, especially dry or flaky.
Function: Quality moisturizers infuse skin with smoothing hydrators and nourishing vitamins, so you look healthy and radiant year-round. Once properly hydrated, skin becomes the perfect canvas for flawless makeup application.
Considerations: Dry-skin types should use richer, more emollient creams to alleviate itchy dryness. Combination and oily skin also require moisturizer, but look for lighter, oil-free products like lotions and gels. Acne-prone skin will benefit from a hydrator with anti-bacterial properties.
Use: Massage as needed into clean, serum-treated skin in an upward motion. Be sure to update your moisturizer by the seasons: Use thicker creams in the winter and more fluid-based lotions in the summer.

Peter Thomas Roth Moisturizing 24/7 Anti-Aging Cellular Repair A medium-weight moisturizing cream with patent pending PTR Firma-CELL-4TM peptidetechnology and added anti-aging benefits. Reduces the severity of deep wrinkles and finelines for younger looking skin. Boosts collagen and elastin synthesis and goes beyond Retinolto firm, smooth, lift and clarify the skin. Peter Thomas Roth 'Max' All Day Moisture Defense Cream SPF 30 A rich, creamy moisturizer with antioxidants and SPF 30 protection. Protects skin from thedamaging rays of the sun and prevents moisture loss. Rich in antioxidants to protect skinfrom free-radical damage.

  • Suitable for all skin types, especially normal to dry skin.
  • Oil-free.
  • 1.7 oz.
  • By Peter Thomas Roth

Facial Treatment Essence A skin balancing essence, the heart of the SK-II range. This unique essence moisturizes toimprove texture and clarity for a more beautiful, glowing complexion. Over 90% purePitera -- a single blend of vitamins, amino acids, minerals and organic acids whichproduces a seemingly miraculous rebirth of appearance.
Panthenol Protein Moisturizing Face Cream This rich yet easily-absorbed nurturing moisturizer provides vitamin-derived Panthenol, asuperb skin softener, as well as naturally-derived plant proteins with Vitamin E to moisturizeand soothe dry skin. Our elegant formulation can be used day or night to soften and smooth theskin or for optimal skin maintenance anytime. La mer The Hydrating Infusion's vital ingredients-vitamins, minerals, tourmaline and Hydrating Ferments-aresuspended within a serum-like gel network. Named "Best All-Around Moisturizer" in Self magazine'sHealthy Beauty Awards (July 2009 issue, p48). As see in Men's Health magazine (May 2009 issue, p136). 

29 Skincare Travel Collection A collection of all 29 Preserves Skincare in one handy travel bag for everything you need to maintainyour healthy and youthful glow while on the go.

  • Cream Cleanser comes in a 2 oz. glass bottle with treatment pump.
  • The Serum Extract, Night Moisture, Eye Emulsion & Cellular Repair Cream are packaged in portable pots.
  • The Napa Mist is in a handy travel size aluminum refillable spray.
  • Arrives in clear vinyl tote.
  • All sizes and clear tote are perfect for airline travel and meet TSA requirements.

Clinique 'Moisture Surge' Set ($60.50 Value) Enjoy 24 hours of soothing moisture with Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief . MoistureSurge Face Spray Thirsty Skin Relief waters skin on the go. Award-winning All About Eyessoothes and de-puffs. Lips get a kiss of Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss in Grapefruit . All in asleek silvery bag. Algenist Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer What it is: A moisturizer with the exclusive antiaging ingredient alguronic acid.What it is formulated to do: This lotion's luxurious texture provides immediatemoisturization while other antiaging and hydrating ingredients release over timeto nourish and regenerate the skin. The revolutionary microalgae-based ingredientalguronic acid works to minimize wrinkles, leaving your skin looking radiant andnoticeably younger. What it is formulated WITHOUT:

  • Parabens
  • Sulfates
  • Synthetic Fragrances
  • Synthetic Dyes
  • Phthalates
  • GMOs
  • Triclosan

What else you need to know:

  • 55% increase in cellular regeneration
  • 32% increase in elastin synthesis
  • 26% decrease in melanin production Following a self-assessment of 100.


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STEP 6. EYE CARE
Skin Types: All, including men's.
Function: Eye creams and serums are specially formulated to address the needs of the thinner, more delicate skin near the eye area, including repairing and preventing fine lines and wrinkles. Some also combat puffiness and dark circles caused by fatigue and environmental elements.
Considerations: Like serums, eye treatments usually target specific concerns, so choose one that addresses your individual needs, be it anti-wrinkle and firming, soothing and brightening, or a combination of these.
Use: For best results, use morning and night. Starting from the inner corner, gently dab a small amount around the orbital area with your ring finger. Also, the product will travel, so be careful not to apply too close to the lash line.

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STEP 7. NIGHT TREATMENTS
Skin Types: All, especially those in need of reparative assistance.
Function: Night treatments work as you sleep to repair skin while it is in a relaxed state. Also, you can use more powerful products like retinols and vitamin C at night to avoid skin sensitivity to the sun.
Considerations: Choose a night treatment that specifically targets your skincare concern. If your complexion is dull or uneven, look for products enriched with vitamin C, which stimulates collagen growth. If you have wrinkle- or acne-prone skin, use a retinol formula to smooth out the skin's surface. Also consider a high-performance night moisturizer for vibrant, dewy skin by morning.
Use: Apply at night to a clean face and neck, avoiding the eye area.

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STEP 8. TOOLS
Skin Types: All skin types can benefit from at least one type of tool.
Function: Skincare brushes, acne-light devices and laser hair-removal tools target specific concerns for quick, effective results—without an expensive trip to the spa. They also help skincare products suffuse the skin for exceptional results.
Considerations: Skincare brushes provide gentle, yet deep cleansing and prepare the skin to absorb vital nutrients. Acne devices use light therapy to kill bacteria and clear blemished skin. At-home hair-removal tools use laser technology to permanently stop hair growth.
Use: Always read the tools instructions before use to avoid irritation. Pay special attention to the instructions in relation to your skincare products—these two should work in tandem to promote beautiful skin.