PerriconeMD Photo Plasma review and giveaway

Perricone MD Photo Plasma

Perricone MD Photo Plasma

I can almost guarantee that when someone mentions Perricone MD skincare that you think of Cold Plasma. Dr. Perricone has many great products but the one that he is the most famous for is definitely Cold Plasma. There’s a lot of love and a lot of not-so-love for that product and the main reason is that it can have a smell that people think is fishy. I’ve gone through two jars of Cold Plasma and I haven’t had that problem but I know of people who have. But now there’s the wonders of that product in an entirely new moisturizer called Photo Plasma. When this was sent I was thrilled to NOT smell it.

Perricone MD Photo Plasma

Perricone MD Photo Plasma

I’ve found so many benefits with Photo Plasma

1)      There’s no fragrance at all. Not a drop.

2)      It’s half the price of Cold Plasma ($69 for 2 oz). You can also buy a deluxe sample size of 0.5 oz for $20 at Sephora.

3)      Photo Plasma contains broad spectrum SPF 30. This was a problem for me when I used CP since it didn’t contain SPF and Dr. Perricone didn’t make one that I liked.

4)      Photo Plasma has a wonderful, lush texture yet it’s oil free.

Perricone MD Photo Plasma open

Perricone MD Photo Plasma open

5)      It contains non-chemical UVA and UVB mineral Titanium Dioxide sunscreen.

6)      It’s formulated with Vitamin C Ester and Alpha Lipoic Acid to help brighten my skin.

7)      There are no parabens in the formula.

8)      It protects against skin aggressors like dehydration, pollution, wind, cold, smoke, stress and chemical irritants.

9)      I can use one product to take care of my daytime moisturizing and sunscreen.

10)   It doesn’t interfere with foundation so no rolling or pilling.

There are a few things I’m not crazy about with Photo Plasma. This light pink moisturizer is a little tacky when you first apply it on so you’ll have to be sure you give yourself time to let it dry down before applying any foundation. Also because it’s in a glass jar you’ll need a separate applicator that you can clean in between uses. I keep a few plastic beauty spatulas near that I can quickly wash before and after use.

Photo Plasma

Photo Plasma

I’ve been happy though with the moisturizer and how my skin looks while using it. On my normal to dry winter skin it’s working well.

Now it’s your turn to see if Photo Plasma works for you. We were sent a jar for one of our US subscribers to win. Just use the easy Rafflecopter to enter. The giveaway is open through 3/28/14 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Remember that we check to make sure entries are valid. Good luck. — Marcia

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Ingredients:

-Titanium Dioxide: Non-chemical UVA and UVB mineral sunscreen.
-Astaxanthin: Rich antioxidant known for its photo protective powers.
-Vitamin C Ester and Alpha Lipoic Acid: Brighten the skin and smooth surface imperfections.

Water, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide, Ethylhexyl Methoxycrylene, Polyester-8, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Benzyl Alcohol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Isohexadecane, Bisabolol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Polysilicone-11, Polysorbate 60, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Benzoate. Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan Gum, Hydrogenated Phosphatidylcholine, Thioctic Acid, Astaxanthin.

*prize and product sent for review

Multi-tasking with Authentic Skin Remedies Gloss

Authentic Skin Remedies 5Authentic Skin Remedies, a plant-based botanical skin care line, has a wonderfully inspiring story behind its creation. Amy Rueda, the founder of Authentic Skin Remedies, was diagnosed with a rare form of neuroendocrine system cancer of the appendix when she was just thirty-five years old. In researching potential causes she realized that up to 70% of whatever is applied to the skin goes right into the bloodstream. Unfortunately, many skin care products actually contain toxic chemicals.

Amy Rueda, founder of Authentic Skin Remedies

Amy Rueda, founder of Authentic Skin Remedies

Amy changed her entire lifestyle and thankfully her cancer went into remission. Inspired by her experience and research she created a plant-based skin care line with certified organic ingredients. All of her products are cruelty free and paraben free. The Authentic Skin Remedies line is focused on anti-aging and nourishing the skin, and it gets real results.

In addition to helming her skin care line, Amy works as an educator for The Breast Cancer Fund and EWG’s Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, speaking at colleges and symposiums. She also works to promote legislative efforts for safety in cosmetics and skin care. And the very happy news is she also recently gave birth to a baby girl who she calls her ‘miracle baby’.

This Gloss is so much more than body oil!

This Gloss is so much more than body oil!

With such a wonderful and inspiring story behind Authentic Skin Remedies, I was very excited when we were sent the Gloss Essential Bath and Body Oil in Island Bamboo Essence ($33) to test. I love body oils in general because they are perfect hydration and are terrific for layering scents. Little did I know that this body oil could be used in so many ways. It is multi-tasking at its finest!

Gloss Essential Bath and Body Oil

Gloss Essential Bath and Body Oil

Gloss Essential Bath and Body Oil top

Gloss Essential Bath and Body Oil top

The Gloss can be used literally from head to toe.  Are you ready for all the ways I have found to use it? Here goes!

*  Use it on your hair to immediately get rid of static and flyaway hair.

*  Use it on your face before doing any hair removal (your guy can use it before shaving his beard).

*  Use it on your neck and decolletage to soften fine lines and crepey skin.

*  Use it anywhere on your body as a moisturizer, as the Gloss has avocado oil and sunflower oil which are the closest thing to the natural oils in your skin.

*  Use it on your hands to soften cuticles and prevent hangnails.

*  Use it on your feet to heal dry, cracked skin.

*  You can also use it as a bath oil, to remove makeup, and as a massage oil.  It does so many things it’s like a miracle in a bottle!

The Island Bamboo scent is fabulous, light and fresh and wonderfully clean smelling.  I really love this body oil, and it seems like every day I find a new use for it.

You can check out the Authentic Skin Remedies line on their website and at various other etailers and spas (the list of retailers is HERE). Take a few minutes to read Amy’s story and peruse her fantastic organic skin care line, you will definitely be inspired.  - Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

more info for you

more info for you

Ingredients:
Persea gratissima (Organic Avocado) Oil, Helianthus annuus (Organic Sunflower) Seed Oil, Fragrance

NEOVA DNA Barrier Accelerator – just what your skin is craving

Neova DNA Barrier Accelerator

Neova DNA Barrier Accelerator

Have you ever read a book that you wanted to go on and on without ending? Did you ever play a song that you loved so much that you kept repeating it so it wouldn’t end? That’s how I feel about NEOVA DNA Barrier Accelerator. I don’t want my jar to ever end. There is something about it that is so soothing to my skin. I apply it and feel it soaking in and addressing all my dry skin needs. When this was sent for review I looked forward to trying it but I didn’t have a clue what I was in for.

NEOVA DNA Barrier Accelerator

NEOVA DNA Barrier Accelerator

NEOVA is a brand that’s used by dermatologists as a professional brand for procedures done in their office. But there’s also a consumer line with some great products. DNA Barrier Accelerator is a “super” moisturizer that’s said to make skin ‘hyper-moisturized’ in three days. I don’t know about 3 days since I (gulp) wasn’t paying that much attention when I first started testing this but I can say now that my skin is definitely hyper-moisturized. I’m amazed that with one of the coldest winters on record, with below zero temperatures for days on end, and with bone-chilling winds that my skin has no dry patches at all.

NEOVA believes that every skin type benefits from moisturizing and hydration, their mission is to help your skin help itself by accelerating its own repair process. DNA Barrier Accelerator preserves moisture, elevates repair and protection levels and calms the skin. There are 4 key ingredients that do this work for them:

*DNA CoFactor is an amalgam of two powerful delivery systems (DNA Repair Enzymes + CpC/Copper Peptide Complex

*Merospheres (Rosemary Extract) is a powerful antioxidant that reduces signs of damage caused by stress, free radicals and toxins. The extract helps prevent age related damage such as wrinkles.

*Lactomide is a combination of ceramides and lipids to enhance the regeneration of the skin’s outer barrier

*Linoleic Acid is an essential fatty acid that helps restore smoothness and combat hyperpigmentation

NEOVA DNA Barrier Accelerator

NEOVA DNA Barrier Accelerator

The results are much healthier skin for me that is not starved for hydration. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been at a cosmetic counter and the MA/SA tells me that my skin is dehydrated. I’ve used some excellent products that I would recommend without hesitation again. But I’m finding that NEOVA DNA Barrier Accelerator is putting those out of my mind.

Pump applicator

Pump applicator

I love the clean, sanitary packaging. The airless applicator pumps out the right amount each and every time. I love that there’s no fragrance to it. I love the way it feels on my skin. It’s truly a luxurious feeling. I don’t love that it’s $105 but that’s for a 1.7 oz/50 mL pump so it’s going to last twice as long as most moisturizers. And you know what? I’ll gladly pay this amount for it next winter to keep my skin looking youthfully hydrated. I dread moving on from it to test other skincare so I’ll be coming back to it in between.

If you have dry or aging skin, DNA Barrier Accelerator is a product I can highly recommend. It’s available on the Neova website where they have a special that if you spend $100 you’ll get a $50 gift card toward their products. It’s also available on the Dermstore website (put it in your My Favorites list to qualify for 10% off). neova  ingredientsWhile I’m anxiously awaiting this difficult winter to end, I’m not anxious for Neova to end. I want it to keep on singing along. — Marcia

*sent for review

Fabulously hydrated skin with Hada Labo Tokyo

Hada Labo Tokyo

Hada Labo Tokyo

I’m excited about sharing the brand Hada Labo Tokyo with you. I’d heard about it, all raves I might add, but didn’t really know much about. It was sent for review and I was attracted to the pretty springlike packaging of cherry blossoms. Then I sniffed (since I always do that) and didn’t find a fragrance. That made me very happy. Even though I’m not as sensitive to fragrance as I used to be, I much prefer fragrance free products. Being fragrance free isn’t enough though for a good review, the products have to prove themselves.

Hada Labo Tokyo is the first Japanese skincare company to launch products at the mass merchandising level. It’s an extremely popular brand in Japan that’s been in business since 2004. One of their mottos is “Perfect and Simple”.  I agree. They’ve eliminated all unnecessary ingredients and additives. The line is free of mineral oil, parabens, fragrance and dyes. What it’s not free of is goodness and effectiveness.

Hada Labo Tokyo’s Anti-Aging Hydrator and Skin Plumping Gel are amazing. I want to shout from the rooftops that you need to try this affordable brand that is loaded with incredible ingredients. I am totally sold on this brand. I cannot get enough of the Anti-Aging Hydrator especially. Just ask my friends since I talk about it all the time.

Hada Labo Tokyo Anti-Aging Hydrator

Hada Labo Tokyo Anti-Aging Hydrator

 

Anti-Aging Hydrator ingredients

Anti-Aging Hydrator ingredients

The Anti-Aging Hydrator ($17.99) is called a moisturizer but I consider it to be a serum or pre-moisturizer. It’s very lightweight and nicely moisturizing. It has a very liquidy formula so it doesn’t appear to be moisturizing but I promise that it is. I enjoy letting it sink into my skin as I start my day’s beauty routine.  I feel like it’s giving my skin a long drink of water while working to reduce fine lines. It contains Retinol Complex and Collagen so it’s working on the firmness of my skin. On the few days I don’t wear makeup, I still use this as soon as my face is washed. Even though the directions don’t say so I read on Musings of a Muse that you should actually put this hydrator in the palm of your hands and then press it into your skin. It feels stickier when I do that but it doesn’t seem to make my face sticky. What I never do is use a cotton pad with it – why waste this preciousness when your hands do the best job? The only criticism I can think of is that I sometimes get too much out of the packaging but I just slather it on my neck and chest when I do.

Hada Labo Tokyo Anti-Aging Hydrator

Hada Labo Tokyo Anti-Aging Hydrator

Hada Labo Tokyo Anti-Aging Hydrator swatch

Hada Labo Tokyo Anti-Aging Hydrator swatch

Hada Labo Tokyo makes 5 products that are sold at Ulta and drugstore.com. They say that the Replenishing Hydrator, which is a similar product, is sold every 2 seconds in Japan. I believe it. Both products have hyaluronic acid which my skin thanks me for using. The Anti-Aging Hydrator though is perfect for my skin’s texture and I will gladly buy this when I run out.

Hada Labo Tokyo Skin Plumping Gel Cream

Hada Labo Tokyo Skin Plumping Gel Cream

Hada Labo Tokyo Skin Plumping Gel Cream

Hada Labo Tokyo Skin Plumping Gel Cream

The second product I have is the Skin Plumping Gel Cream which is more of a true moisturizer than I consider the hydrator to be. It’s in a jar and it looks more gel-like than it feels. It’s not slippery and slidey on my skin (I think I just made up the word slidey!). These two products work wonderfully together but I’m going to save the Skin Plumping Gel now for warmer weather. I used it for at least a month but once it got super cold with bitter winds I knew I needed something that was heavier. The Skin Plumping Gel Cream is a lightweight moisturizer but still a powerhouse. It’s the product with the highest percentage of Hyaluronic Acid in the entire Hada Labo line. Most of us are used to a cream as a moisturizer so when you first try this out you might be concerned about its ability to plump and dehydrate. Don’t be afraid. This moisturizer is going to meet your needs especially if you combine it with one of the Hydrators. To top it off it’s only $24.99 and you can use coupons on it. Ulta often has 20% off coupons that don’t include prestige so they’d work for Hada Labo.

Hada Labo Tokyo Skin Plumping Gel Cream texture

Hada Labo Tokyo Skin Plumping Gel Cream texture

Hada Labo Tokyo Skin Plumping Gel Cream ingredients

Hada Labo Tokyo Skin Plumping Gel Cream ingredients

I look forward to applying the Anti-Aging Hydrator every morning. I don’t want to switch it out for any other brand I need to test. This is product that I plan to keep on using. The Skin Plumping Gel Cream gives me another reason to wish this brutal winter would hurry on by; I want to get back to using that too. These products are loaded with hydration, gentleness and protection. I give these an A+ on their report card.

Have you ever tried any of the line? I’m anxious now to try out the other products. — Marcia

*sent by PR for possible review

Key Ingredients of Hada Labo Anti-Aging Hydrator

  • Super Hyaluronic Acid (SHA): Proprietary combination of 3 types of Hyaluronic Acid. Powerful hydrator and plumper that provides multi-layer long lasting moisture to restore and strengthen skin’s natural hydrating levels.
  • Retinol Complex: Stimulates elastin and collagen production to perfect the skin’s appearance and help reverse the effects of aging.
  • Beta Carotene: Reduces skin irritation and increases cell turnover, a supplement to the Retinol complex.
  • Collagen: Improves skin texture and reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Collaplus G: A proprietary soy peptide to help promote skin renewal.

Key Ingredients of Hada Labo Skin Plumping Gel

  • Super Hyaluronic Acid (SHA): Proprietary combination of 3 types of Hyaluronic Acid. Powerful hydrator and plumper that provides multi-layer, long lasting moisture to restore and strengthen skin’s natural hydrating levels.
  • Collagen: Helps improve skin texture and reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Arginine: An essential amino acid that helps protect and regenerate the skin.
  • Ceramide: Helps strengthen the skin’s protective barrier.

Learn about Senté Dermal Repair Cream and hopefully win

Sente Dermal Repair Cream

Sente Dermal Repair Cream

Sente Dermal Repair Cream

Sente Dermal Repair Cream

Senté says it’s a moisturizer but it’s unlike any moisturizer I’ve tried. The proper name is Senté Dermal Repair Cream and it is so luxurious feeling that it deserves that proper name. With all the holiday specials that were going on I have neglected all the terrific skincare items I’ve been using and Senté is one of the very best.

Sente Dermal Repair Cream

Sente Dermal Repair Cream

There’s a lot of science behind Senté Dermal Repair Cream. It contains “glycoproteins” that help moisturize the skin and make it appear plumper. Skin that’s moisturized properly looks ‘well fed’ and Senté does just that. I’ve been using this for almost 6 months, it’s currently my morning moisturizer and in the summer & fall I used it as my night moisturizer.

Sente Dermal Repair Cream

Sente Dermal Repair Cream

The moisturizer is marketed to both men and women of all ages who want to improve not only the tone and texture of their skin but the elasticity as well. This one-of-a-kind, patented cream is the laboratory result of beauty scientists who understand the tech behind looking terrific. Senté Dermal Repair Cream is a blend of ingredients including, Heparan Sulfate (HS), a naturally occurring complex of a sugar, plus a protein (glycoprotein), which combine to deliver on the promise of beautiful skin backed by science. 

Sente Dermal Repair Cream

Sente Dermal Repair Cream

What I’ve personally found with Senté Dermal Repair Cream was an almost instant hydration to my skin. I noticed within days that my complexion looked more moisturized and that there was more resiliency to it. It absorbs quickly leaving no residue behind.

Senté isn’t only recommended as a moisturizer, it’s recommended for its healing properties. It can be used if you have sunburn or scarring; it’s recommended after dermatological procedures such as lasers, chemical peeling and Botox. It’s great for all skin types even very sensitive ones. And the very best thing is that there is NO fragrance. I love that.

The only thing I don’t like is the price of $169.95 (50ml) or $79.95 (15ml). But I truly love the results and think it’s worth the splurge. If you are in the market for a moisturizer that does it all you definitely need to consider Senté Dermal Repair Cream. The benefits outweigh the price.

15 ml size for giveaway

15 ml size for giveaway

Now for the best news – when Senté sent this Dermal Repair Cream for review purposes they also sent several of the 15 ml sizes that retail for $79.95 each. You can get about one month’s worth from this size and 3 people will win 2 each. They look small but they are mighty. The giveaway will end on 1/22/14 and you don’t want to miss out on it. This is a prize you’ll be spoiled by. — Marcia

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*prizes and moisturizer sent by Sente

KEY INGREDIENTS Glycoproteins, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Acetyl Glucosamine, Camellia Leaf Extract, Shea Butter, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Sodium Hyaluronate

Giveaway alert! Make your 2014 resolution perfect skin with YBF Skin Care – plus an awesome coupon code

ybf shop_logo400wFor 2014, why not make it your goal to get perfect skin?  The BIZ and YBF Skin Care are here to help with a fantastic coupon code for YBF as well as an unbelievable giveaway.  YBF Skin Care has some of the most amazing skin products around, truly innovative products that are not only made with love, they are also highly effective.  What better way to celebrate 2014??  We have FOUR chances to win – two BIZ readers will win one Clarity 5 pack ($40 value each), and two winners will win one full size Advanced CE Concentrate each ($50 value each).

Win one of these great products!

Win one of these great products!

In the meantime, here’s a killer deal for any other YBF Skin Care products you’ d like to order!  Your coupon code: BeautyInfoZone.  This code is limited to one per customer, and it runs through 2/14/14.  With the purchase of a full size Advanced CE Concentrate OR a Clarity Matcha Mask 5 pack, receive free shipping, two Prep Microdermabrasion Cream/Mask samples and two Clarity Matcha Mask sachets (retail value is $38.)

I tested both the Advanced CE Concentrate and Clarity Matcha Masks, and here is the scoop on these great products.

Advanced

Advanced CE Concentrate

Advanced ingredients

Advanced ingredients in Advanced CE Concentrate

Advanced CE Concentrate ($50)  This is, no question, one of the very best vitamin C products on the market today.  The packaging is perfect, an airless pump tube that doesn’t expose the product to light so it keeps it completely stable and effective.  It’s a light lotion that works great on its own, and it also plays well with other moisturizing products.

swatch of Advanced

swatch of Advanced CE Concentrate

Vitamin C, when packaged correctly, is a bit of a skin care miracle because it does these things:  it’s an amazing antioxidant and it’s extremely effective for diminishing fine lines and wrinkles.  It increases collagen production, evens skin tone, reduces inflammation, and overall is the bomb in the anti-aging ingredient arena.  YBF co-creator Darrell says, “I threw out the idea of using the usual irritating and unstable Cs commonly used: ascorbic acid, ascorbyl palmitate and used to a lesser extent, ascorbyl phosphate. I also knew I wanted to use at least one stable oil soluble and one water soluble form of C. Eventually I landed on three Cs I loved and we developed this wonderful, potent and yet still gentle formula using some of the more novel and costly new Cs available. The addition of a specialized form of vitamin E and the skin calmer, alpha bisabolol was icing on the cake.”  This is a fantastically elegant formula that should be a staple in your skin care routine.

Clarity

Clarity Matcha Green Tea Facial Mask 5 pack

one packet of Clarity

one packet of Clarity Matcha Green Tea Facial Mask

Clarity Matcha Green Tea Facial Mask ($9 to $40) comes as a powder in a single use sachet, and you have the choice of purchasing individual single use packets or sets of five.  I love powdered masks because they stay fresh and keep their efficacy for a long time, unlike masks in an open jar which have a limited shelf life.

Green tea is one heck of an anti-aging ingredient as it’s both an anti-ager and an anti-carcinogenic.  French green clay absorbs impurities that clog pores and create blemishes.  It also tightens skin and gives it a more youthful appearance.  Other terrific ingredients in this mask include spin trap, Lipochorman-6, vitamin E succinate, vitamin B%, vitamin C, alpha bisabolol and thyme.

all you need

all you need to make a fantastic mask for gorgeous skin

1 teaspoon of honey

1 teaspoon of honey

adding the powder mask to the water and honey

adding the Clarity powder mask to the water and honey

Clarity all mixed up and ready to apply

Clarity all mixed up and ready to apply

To prepare this mask, I mixed 2 teaspoons of water with 1 teaspoon of honey then mixed well with a fork.  I let it sit for about 15 minutes, then I applied with a synthetic brush.  My daughter Annie and I decided to have a ‘girls night’, which consisted of getting great skin and lots of goofing around!!  We let our masks soak in for about 25 minutes, then used a hot towel to soften the mask then remove it.  Our skin felt unbelievable after – even Annie, who already has baby soft skin, has even softer and smoother skin afterwards.  This is a TOTAL winner.

Goofing around on our girl's night

Goofing around on our girl’s night

Two thumbs up for this terrific mask!

Two thumbs up for this terrific mask!

Take advantage of our wonderful promo code BEAUTYINFOZONE while you are also entering for a chance to win one of four great prizes.

Entering is easy, so enter now and enter often!  Lucky for us, this contest is open to all of our readers worldwide.  Happy New Year everyone!!  - Lisa

*Products tested and giveaway items courtesy of YBF Skin Care

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Advanced CE Concentrate Ingredients:  (total vitamin C, 8.7%) reverse osmosis water, olivem (cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate), vitamin C (tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate/ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate), meadowfoam seed oil, vitamin C (magnesium ascorbyl phosphate/MAP), vitamin C (aminopropyl ascorbyl phosphate/AAP), ethylhexyl palmitate, vitamin e succinate (d-alpha tocopherol succinate), Leucidal (leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate), alpha bisabolol

ClarityMatcha Green Tea Facial Mask Ingredients:  French green clay, matcha (japanese ceremonial grade green tea), dl-panthenol (vitamin B5), meadowfoam seed oil, epigallocatechin gallate(EGCG), sodium alginate, vitamin C (magnesium ascorbyl phosphate/MAP), spin trap (phenyl butyl nitrone), lipochroman-6 (dimethylmethoxy chromanol), vitamin e succinate (d-alpha tocopherol succinate), alpha bisabolol, thyme ct. linalool

Some RoC skin care to help celebrate National Healthy Skin Month

November is the month to give thanks for many things, including healthy skin. This national focus on healthy skin should remind you to make an appointment with your dermatologist for a checkup. We talk about sunscreen and skin cancer so often during the summer but this is a concern for us all year.

Surprisingly only 26% of women in America have had their skin checked by a dermatologist. Early detection is the key to healthy skin. There is a new technology that dermatologists have called MelaFind that makes it even easier to have a skin check.

roc melafind

MelaFind by MELA Sciences, Inc.

MelaFind is a one-of-a-kind, breakthrough device that helps dermatologists detect melanoma when it is still curable. FDA-approved, MelaFind uses light from visible to near-infrared wavelengths to evaluate skin lesions up to 2.5 mm under the surface of the skin. It’s non-invasive, painless and provides dermatologists with data in less than a minute. This device is currently available in over 100 doctors’ offices and clinics in 29 states.

It’s also a great month to investigate some excellent and affordable skin care like these products from RoC Skin Care. As RoC ambassadors we’ve received these products and information to share with you.

RoC Deep Wrinkle Day

RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer

RoC® RETINOL CORREXION®Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30 ($22.99) is a great option for halting premature aging. The SPF protects your skin from the sun and the retinol helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This elegant lotion has a terrific texture that rivals day moisturizers that are ten times the cost.

RoC Deep Wrinkle Night

RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night

RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream ($22.99) promises to significantly diminish even deep wrinkles within 12 weeks. This night moisturizer has retinol to fight those wrinkles and is best for normal to dry skin. It has a beautiful, lightweight texture that isn’t greasy and won’t clog pores. Put this on before bed and you will wake up to younger looking skin.

RoC

RoC Daily Resurfacing Disks

RoC

a RoC exfoliating disk

RoC® Daily Resurfacing Disks ($9.99): These were featured in Top Ten Tuesday Winter Weather Skincare since they are a less expensive alternative to similar discs from Trish McEvoy and Somme Institute. These are self-foaming, dual textured disks that are infused with skin conditioners. Your skin will start to see a difference in as little as one week.  They are great to use after cleansing and before using other skincare.

RoC

RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum

RoC® RETINOL CORREXION®Deep Wrinkle Serum ($22.99):  This Deep Wrinkle Serum is a very lightweight product that contains the RoC®RETINOL formula. This fights fine lines and deep wrinkles. Studies show that after four weeks, skin appears more radiant, fine lines are smoothed and skin firmness is improved. After eight weeks, crow’s feet are visibly reduced and discoloration is diminished. After 12 weeks, deep wrinkles are visibly reduce. Since this absorbs so quickly you can use this under makeup without a problem.

Taking care of your skin means taking care of your whole body. While RoC products are primarily for the face, you need protection all over. Aveeno has many skincare items for your body that work well in conjunction with RoC products too. Take the time to make an appointment with a dermatologist. Here’s a site that will help you locate an office that has MelaFind.  — Lisa and Marcia

*Beauty Info Zone is a brand ambassador for RoC and occasionally receives products, this does not change our opinions of them.