Showing posts with label spf reviews. Show all posts
Showing posts with label spf reviews. Show all posts

Friday, July 20, 2012

The Future of Sun Protection NOW: Amp Up Protection with Anti-Oxidants

"Antioxidants complement sunscreens
to provide the ultimate UVA/UVB protection"
Earlier this week, I was flipping through a beauty industry magazine, and a statement made by a dermatologist caught my eye. According to Dermatologist Alicia Barba, MD, "The easiest way to prevent skin cancer is to use an antioxidant prior to applying an SPF of 30 or higher. Antioxidants complement sunscreens to provide the ultimate UVA/UVB protection, while also correcting accelerated signs of aging."

For all that we hear about applying SPF as part of your daily skin regimen, I had never heard of the combination antioxidant/SPF prior to reading this. Maybe I am out of the loop and a little behind on this nugget of knowledge, but, needless to say, I was intrigued. Working within the beauty industry,concerns about sun damage is the source of daily conversation, so whenever I hear anyone mention the magic letters "SPF," my proverbial ears perk up and I take notice.

I did some digging after reading the statement from Dr. Barba, and I came across a news release from the American Academy of Dermatology dated August 4, 2011. In it, Dr. Steven Q. Wang, Director of Dermatologic Surgery and Dermatology at Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in NJ, discusses the use of antioxidants in conjunction with SPF. According to Dr. Wang, "Theoretically, supplementing sunscreens with antioxidants could boost the body’s natural defense against the formation of UVA-induced free radicals; therefore serving as a second layer of protection against UV radiation that passes through the first layer of UV protection.The American Academy of Dermatology goes on to note that antioxidants become unstable when added to sunscreens, and it is difficult to determine the final concentration of antioxidants in each product.

What does this mean for skin-care professionals? Sunscreens with added antioxidants may mean the future of sun protection, but skin care professionals are in an excellent position to begin recommending their clients take advantage of this "second layer of protection" against UV and free radical damage now.

Many common ingredients found in your kitchen are rich in anti-oxidants:
Blueberries, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Olives, Grapes, Pomegranate, Avocado, even Chocolate!

When discussing skin care regimen with your clients, recommending a good moisturizer (both for the face AND body) which contains anti-oxidants is a good place to start to amp up UV protection. Discussing the potential benefits of applying an anti-oxidant-rich moisturizer before applying daily SPF, and having a good anti-oxidant moisturizer as a retail product in your practice is a great way to boost your retail sales while educating your clients about the importance of UV protection.
Everyone should apply suncreen with an SPF of 30 or higher daily.

Pure Spa Direct offers many moisturizers with anti-oxidants you can offer your clients. Take a look at some of our favorites below:

Facial Moisturizers with Anti-Oxidants

Body Moisturizers with Anti-Oxidants

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Saving Face - The BEST SPF for Anti-aging, Beautiful Skin and Flawless Make-up

This is Simply THE BEST Broad Spectrum Sunscreen I have EVER used!!!

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 ONLY $36 Retail - Your Clients
Will LOVE their results!
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10 years ago  I asked a famous NYC Plastic Surgeon for advice on the best progressive product, treatment or cream for staying young.  I prepeared myself for him to tell me about some $700 cream or $800 laser treatment.  Instead, he leaned over and whispered, "Wear SPF, every single day of your life!"  I took that message to heart and have been experimenting with facial sunscreens for my delicate, sensitive and acne prone facial skin ever since.  There are plenty of great SPF's for the body, but my experience with finding "the perfect" SPF for the face has been a challenge - until now!  I am on my 3rd bottle of Dr. Sadick AM Protectoin Cream... and my skin has NEVER looked, felt or glowed better.

My experience with other facial SPF's are that they make me terribly oily or they breakout my combination skin. Regardless of oil-free claims or ads for "lightweight" consistency - I have found that most prestige brand SPF's have left me and my make-up slippery, greasy and bumpy after only a few hours of wear.

Dr. Sadick's Am Proection SPF offers 4 layers of protection from external and environmental stresses including UV radiation and free radicals. AM PROTECTION cream is the only skincare product you need to start your day. The Bio-Protect4™ Complex provides four comprehensive layers of protection from external elements:

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- Broad spectrum SPF 20 UVA/UVB protection
- Potent anti-oxidant cocktail
- Detoxification and protection from environmental pollutants
- Up to 24 hours of skin hydration
- Oil Free Formulation

What I have noticed (and dozens of my associates as well) - Use of this product instantly improves skins appearance, tone, and texture!  This AM Protection cream uses a technology called Active Glow™ that is a combination of light diffusing pigments and barrier protectants that instantly improve the appearance of skin tone, texture and radiance - seeing is believing! 

A Built in make-up primer means that my make-up stays on ALL DAY!  Even through 6 hours of plane travel and 12 hour work days!!  It even holds my mineral make-up in place PERFECTLY during ZUMBA!!  I can't say enough wonderul things about this product!!!

Key Ingredients:

-Biocell-SOD. Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) is an enzymatic antioxidant well known for neutralizing the superoxide free radicals.  SOD has the ability to enhance sunscreen products and protect against the damaging effects of the environment

- Concentrated Olive Plant Extract <--Plant extract - not oil

- Antioxidant capacity almost double green tea extract and 400% higher than vitamin C.
Protects and detoxifies the skin from environmental pollutants
Red Algae.  Amino acids produced from red algae help to maintain the smoothness of the skin and prevent premature skin aging by protecting against UV radiation-induced lipid oxidation.

If your clients are looking for a SUPERIOR SPF product, day cream, make-up primer and anti-oxidant treatment in ONE... THIS IS IT! And the retail price to your spa clients is only $36.  Salon & Spa Professionals may order WHOLESALE for resale.  Call us 800-434-0018 or go online today: