Video Blog by Carol Verbeek, Clinical Esthetician

With summer, comes the need to switch up your skin care routine. The added humidity, warm weather, and additional UV rays, make is a necessity to lighten things up a bit. Watch this video, and learn from the best – Carol.

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AHA Clarifier
Description
Daily treatment for oiley skin.
AHA Clarifier’s concentrated formula combines Glycolic Acid with soothing botanicals to absorb excess oils, clear skin and improve the appearance of pores on oily skin.
Benefits:
• Very effective at exfoliating dead skin build up in clogged pores to help clear acne-prone skin.
• Ideal as a step-up product for those who have a history of Glycolic/AHA use and no history of sensitive red skin or allergies.

Sunburn Alert:
This product contains an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) that may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibilityof sun burn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.
How to Use
Apply once or twice daily with cotton pad to affected areas. For first two weeks, rinse off after 10-20 minutes. After 2 weeks, do not rinse off if tolerated.

Glycolic Acid: Helps lessen dead skin buildup and dislodge debris from pores. This also helps remove dull skin from surface, revealing the underlying healthy skin. Gives skin a vibrant glow and luminosity.

Clarifying Moisturizer
Clarifying Moisturizer
Description
Balanced hydration and improved texture for moderate to severe acne-prone skin.
Rebalance vital hydration in acne-prone and overstressed skin with this silky lotion.
Benefits:
• Absorbs quickly and leaves skin matte and supple
• Helps improve skin texture and tone
• Oil-Free
• All-day moisturizing
• Can be applied under make-up without causing cosmetic “slipping”

Recommended for all skin types but not for aspirin allergic, pregnancy, or skin that is very sensitive and/or suffering from extreme redness or rosacea.
Featured Ingredient:

0.5% Salicylic Acid: Derived from the bark of Birch trees and also known as Beta Hydroxy Acid, this highly effective ingredient works by ungluing dead skin from pores and surface. It is renowned for its power to penetrate the pores and dissolve oil & debris.
Replenishing SPF 36
Replenishing SPF 36
Description
Protect skin from sun damage while repairing past damage.
A luxurious chemical-free, waterproof sunscreen made with 7.5% transparent zinc oxide, 2.4% titanium dioxide, MMPI peptides and beta carotene to provide broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection as well as help rejuvenating the skin’s overall appearance. Absorbs quickly into skin, leaving a matte airbrushed glow.
Benefits:
• Made with 7.5 % micronized transparent zinc oxide – chemical free protection from damaging UVB (burning) and UVA (aging) rays
• Contains 2.4% micro-particles of Titanium Dioxide; FDA approved chemical free, physical screen
• Water resistant up to 40 minutes; Quickly absorbs into skin leaving a matte finish for effective oil control
• Non-comedogenic: Safe for all skin types including sensitive skin and pre-and post laser and other cosmetic treatments
How to Use
Apply liberally and evenly before sun exposure and as needed at least once every two hours if skin is exposed to the sun or every 40 minutes if swimming or sweating.

7.5% Zinc Oxide

2.4% Titanium Dioxide: FDA approved chemical free, physical block from UVB (burning) and UVA (aging) rays.

Aloe Leaf: This highly regarded botanical is the ultimate gift from nature to calm inflammation and redness, while soothing and moisturizing skin. It has multiple antioxidant benefits as well as skin softening, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Glycolic Gel
Description
This low pH, Glycolic Acid formulation improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles, lightens uneven pigmentation and helps unclog your pores. Lightly textured, this gentle cellular micro exfoliation brightens skin’s clarity and skin tone. Daily use leads to a more refined, smooth complexion.

A low pH means that this product will absorb better than a product with a high pH. REAL Medical Grade Skincare requires a Physician on staff, and has a low pH with a high concentration of active ingredients.
Benefits of Glycolic Gel:
• Gently removes dry, outer layers of skin
• Lessens the appearance of hyperpigmentation and fine lines
• Helps clear breakouts
How to Use
After cleansing skin, apply a dime-sized drop daily to fingertips and spread evenly on to face. For first two weeks, rinse off after 10-20 minutes. After two weeks, if well tolerated, rinsing off is optional. Always apply in front of a well-lit mirror. Never apply to red, irritated, or peeling skin.
Pure Glycolic Acid: Glycolic Acid has been used by dermatologists for both skin rejuvenation as well as to help manage acne for the last two decades. It remains one of our most effective ingredients to include in basic skincare regimens. It has the ability to unglue dead cells from each other. And it works on the skin surface as well as in pores. In pores it helps dissolve the skin cell build-up that leads to acne lesions. It also exfoliates the outer skin cell layer, revealing a healthier, fresher skin texture. Studies show that this form of pure Glycolic Acid is up to 60% better at increasing skin cell renewal.
Algae Peptides: Derived from hawaiian red sea algae. This ingredient promotes collagen formation to smooth skin creases. It also super-hydrates the skin as well as increases cell renewal. This results in a plumper and firmer skin appearance.
Kola and Guarana Extracts: These botanicals calm skin inflammation, breakouts, mature and hormonally disturbed skin.

RESURFACE CRȏME
Description
Botanical Exfoliating Cream
Exfoliating cream with algae particles and orange essential oil gently peels away dead skin cells and acts like an at-home microdermabrasion treatment. Can be used as target treatment for problem areas including lip lines, age spots and deeper lines.

Benefits
Gently buffs dead cells at skin surface to smooth and brighten skin dry, outer layers of skin.
Coconut and safflower essential oils have antimicrobial and antioxidant benefits and hydrate skin as you exfoliate dull skin surface
Helps appearance of acne scars and helps clear breakouts. Smooths and brightens skin.

Diatomaceous Earth: the main polishing agent in ResurFACE Crème consists of fossilized phytoplankton that takes millions of years to develop under the forces of nature and is a great physical exfoliator that stimulates and helps improve the appearance of fine lines and lessen appearance of age spots and scaly patches.

Vita-C 20
Vita C-20 Creme
Intensive Brightening Cream
Hydrating treatment cream with 20% L-ascorbic acid evens skin tone, lessens age spots, and improves appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Benefits
Brightens and evens skin tone by preventing and reversing the appearance of photo- and environmental damage.
Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen production.
Increases skin smoothness
Increases skin luminosity

L-Ascorbic Acid: highly concentrated formulation delivers 20% antioxidant vitamin C to reverse and prevent the appearance of age spots and other signs of photodamage including lines and wrinkles and skin sagging. Boosts the skin’s ability to protect against UV and free radical damage. Promotes new collagen formation for firmer skin.
How to Use
Apply once a day for first two weeks. Best if Vita Soothe is applied before Vita-C 20. After two weeks, normal to oily skin can use twice daily. Never apply to red, peeling or sensitive areas.

Vita-C Peptide Spray
Vita C Peptide Spray
Hydrating Mist
Aromatherapy moisturizing spray with vitamin C and peptides helps prevent photoaging caused by UVA and UVB rays.
Benefits
Refreshes and hydrates skin
Serves as a make-up setter when applied after makeup
Relaxes and soothes the senses with aromatherapy

Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate: water stable form of Vitamin C. Increases skin’s hydration levels and improves its elasticity.
Geranium Extract: This wonderfully aromatic botanical imparts an instant feeling of wellbeing.
Algae Extract: This highly concentrated combination of naturally moisturizing and replenishing components is derived from Hawaiian Sea Algae Extract. Laboratory testing has proven that topical application of Algae Extract results in the formation of new collagen as well as a dramatic immediate and long-term increase in skin hydration.

Soothing Relief Gel
For Face and Body
Refreshing gel with aloe vera and Vitamin E to calm and algae extract and hyaluronic acid to moisturize. Calms redness and irritation. Ideal for post-procedure use or to calm any red or irritated areas as in overly treated acneic skin.
Benefits
Promotes healing process
Soothes and calms treated skin
Replenishes essential moisture

Sea Algae Extract: Derived from Hawaiian red sea algae, abundant in moisture and nourishing to the skin.
Aloe Vera: Encourages skin healing and soothes skin on contact.
Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate): Antioxidant with potent topical benefits. Encourages skin’s healing after trauma, such as laser treatments and sunburns.