Friday, November 3, 2017

The difference Between Jessner & TCA Peels






Chemical peels are used to treat different skin problems such as acne, sun spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone and texture. They involve the use of chemicals such as glycolic acid, salicylic acid, Jessner's solution, trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and phenol. The chemical is applied to your skin and then removed after some time. The top layer of your skin peels off as a result, revealing newer, more youthful-looking skin. TCA and Jessner peels are two popular types of chemical peels.
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TCA peels are available in different strengths or concentrations. The stronger the solution is, the deeper it penetrates the different layers of your skin. Superficial peels are done with 10 to 20 percent and 25 to 35 percent TCA; medium-depth peels are done with 40 to 50 percent TCA; and a deep peel results from the use of greater than 50 percent TCA. According to "The Color Atlas of Chemical Peels," the use of TCA with a concentration above 35 percent gives unpredictable results such as scarring. The book "Aesthetics and Cosmetic Surgery for Darker Skin Types" states that TCAs at concentrations of 50 percent have been discontinued because it puts dark-skinned patients at risk for hypopigmentation, hyperpigmentation and scarring.
Jessner's solution is available in one strength only, but the depth to which it penetrates your skin can be increased by applying several layers of the solution during a Jessner peel.

Uses

A Jessner peel, according to the book "Aesthetics and Cosmetic Surgery for Darker Skin Types," is a superficial peel that is used to treat photoaging, age spots, acne, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, melasma and freckles. Jessner peels should not be used on pregnant women or people who are allergic to any of its components.
TCA peels are used for superficial- or medium-depth peels and can treat moderate photoaging, actinic keratosis, blotchy hyperpigmentation, melasma, mild to medium rhytides and superficial acne scars. The best are TCA peels with low strength for excellent results. Some skin and TCA peels offer now downtime. 

Side Effects

According to "The Color Atlas of Chemical Peels," a Jessner peel has minimal side effects. However, its resorcinol and salicylic acid components have the potential to cause thyroid disease and salicylism, respectively. Some symptoms of salicylism are ringing in the ears, dizziness, confusion or disorientation. However, there have been no reported cases of salicylism, according to "Aesthetics and Cosmetic Surgery for Darker Skin Types."
Some complications of TCA peels are bacterial, viral or fungal infections, skin scarring, acne and change in your skin's texture.

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Going all organic is not the key. Why? I have since so many friends that only use organic products, and that have so much brown spots and wrinkles and now grey hair because they refuse to color their hair. Well! I believe in everything in moderation! I use organic and non-organic products and my skin is flawless. 

I love using skin peels and skin lightening products. I use organic face cleansers, organic creams, and serums

I also love using light therapy on my skin. There are some great tools that are a great addition to a good skincare routine. I see a great result on acne and wrinkles. 

People turn to LED therapy to fix skin problems such as acne or reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. ... The blue lights are used to improve acne and prevent breakouts by killing the acne-causing bacteria. Also, blue light penetrates deep to [treat] cystic acne

Step up your skincare regime with our selection of potent Serums available here at I'm Fabulous Cosmetics. Ultra-lightweight and fast absorbing, a serum is an ideal alternative or addition to creams or lotion, particularly for oily and combination skin types. They offer highly concentrated doses of essential anti-aging active ingredients including peptides, antioxidants, vitamins, and brighteners and work to leave skin feeling rejuvenated, soft and nourished.



Each individual skin type has different skin concerns, which is where a dedicated treatment comes in use. At I'm Fabulous Cosmetics, we have an extensive range of fabulous treatments which feature eye concentrated creams, age-defying treatments, skin resurfacing treatments and spot targeting gels to name a few. Whatever your skin concern, we have a treatment designed to improve the problem. 



Friday, October 6, 2017

Beauty Products With Toxic Ingredients



I was digging into the ingredients list of some skin care creams I had in my beauty cabinet and was horrified with the toxic ingredients in it. I have been cleaning up my cabinet now!

Let's start with thoses: 


MARIO BADESCU HYALURONIC EYE CREAM:

Aqua (Water, Eau), Glycerin, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil, Huile Minérale), Cetearyl Alcohol, Olus (Vegetable Oil, Huile Végétale), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Petrolatum, Ceteareth-20, Tocopherol, Hyaluronic Acid, Euphrasia Officinalis Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Propylene Glycol, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, PVM/MA Copolymer, Polyquaternium-24, Sodium Chloride, Diazolidinyl Urea, Propylparaben, MethylparabenCI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 15985 (Yellow 6).






MARIO BADESCU WHITENING MASK:

Aqua (Water, Eau), Kaolin, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Starch, Zinc Oxide, Titanium DioxideDimethicone, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax, Cire Microcristalline), Sorbitol, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil, Huile Minérale), Propylene Glycol, Cera Alba (Beeswax, Cire d’abeille), Cellulose Gum, Kojic Acid, Tocopherol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Rhizome/Root, Morus Nigra Root,Scutellaria Galericulata Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil,Polysorbate 80, Methylparaben, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Seed Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Sodium Chloride, Parfum (Fragrance), Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Benzoic Acid,Magnesium Aspartate, Panthenol, Potassium Asparate, Potassium Hydroxide, Propylparaben,Sarcosine.


I checked most of the products on their website and was horrified with the toxic ingredients they put in their products. I will certainly not use them on my face. 

These are the skincare ingredients to avoid, having been associated with cancer, neurotoxicity, immunotoxicity, hormone disruption and other conditions – all as a result of simply washing your hair, taking a shower, using deodorant, putting on makeup, misting with perfume doing any of the other rituals you perform every day.

Here a list of the most commonly found health-hazardous skincare ingredients to avoid. Use this list to make sure what you’re using is safe.

NEUROTOXICITY, HORMONE DISRUPTION, and BIRTH DEFECTS:

  • BHA /BUTYLATED
  • HYDROXYANISOLE
  • CETEARETH GLYCOL
  • COCAMIDE DEAL
  • DIAZOLIDINYL UREA
  • DIBUTYL PHTHALATE
  • DMDM HYDANTOIN
  • HYDROQUINONE
  • IMIDAZOLIDINYL UREA
  • METHYLISOTHIAZONLINONE
  • MINERAL OIL


IMMUNOTOXICITY, CANCER, RESTRICTED:


  • PARABEN
  • (Methyl-, Propyl-, Butyl-,Ethyl-Paraben)
  • PEG/POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL
  • QUATERNIUM-15
  • RESORCINOL, RESTRICTED IN CANADA & JAPAN
  • SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE
  • OXYBENZONE, RESTRICTED IN JAPAN
  • TALC, RESTRICTED IN CANADA & EU
  • TOLUENE, RESTRICTED IN EU
  • TRICLOSAN, RESTRICTED IN CANADA & JAPAN
  • TRIETHANOLAMINE, RESTRICTED IN EU

Monday, September 4, 2017

Recharge your skin and stimulate circulation!

A great massaging technique of an aesthetician to firm and tone your face, especially the delicate areas around your eyes and mouth. With an innovative 360-degree, multi-angle design, this awesome facial massage tool fits into the contours of your face for targeted treatment. 



I was skeptical when I first saw this product. I did not believe a tool that looked like it was from my kids play dough set would help me. I decided to try it and boy am I glad! I religiously use every day and saw results the first week. My mother asked if I did Botox or something. I do not like needles near my face so this a great weapon in your arsenal to fight aging. I would definitely recommend it. 

I enjoy using this in the mornings and evenings as a new addition to my skin care routine. The roller is a lovely massage and I do notice a decrease in eye bags after using it. 

On mornings where I feel my face is a little puffy, I just use this to lift and tighten my skin/jawline. It has a temporary effect. In the evenings, it works as a great tool for a nice facial massage (and is a great way to massage all the skincare products into your face). It looks so luxurious as well. I love using it and will continue to use it. This one is particularly good for the jawline, smile line, eyes, and forehead!

This massage tool runs about $158. 

You can get it for free here when you buy the Super peptide serum

Thursday, August 3, 2017

BEST BEACH ITEMS FOR 2017!

What are you favorite beach items?
In summer time colors are fun.
BEST BEACH ITEMS FOR 2017!


Illesteva round sunglasses
$190 - net-a-porter.com


Valentino gold ring
saksoff5th.com


Rip Curl man bag
$50 - nordstrom.com


Topanga bikini bottom
shop-salamander.com


Charlotte Tilbury makeup
$39 - harveynichols.com


John Robshaw round beach towel
bloomingdales.com


Coral home decor
onekingslane.com




100% organic hydrating cream for face and body. Get an instant tan and glow!




OMG thanks to self-tanners and bronzers, you can look like you just returned from a tropical vacation, even if your toes never touched the sand. These products help you create a natural sun-kissed glow without the harm of sun exposure. Understanding how to best use self-tanners and bronzers will allow you to avoid that unnatural orange tint -- the telltale sign that your glow is faux.


Bronzers

Bronzers are another way to give you a rich tan without any exposure to UV rays, but they don't leave behind a lingering glow once you've showered. Like self-tanners, these products come in several forms.
Bronzers are low-committment options because you can wash them off at the day's end. Plus, if you misapply the product or aren't pleased with the results, you can simply rinse it away and try again.

Which Product Is Right for You?

Both self-tanners and bronzers give you a sun-kissed glow, minus the sun, so choosing between the two products might be confusing. Self-tanners are ideal for head-to-toe application, while bronzers help you add color to your complexion. 
Try to choose a self-tanner that is organic!  
Consider how long you want to rock that faux glow. If you want a tan that will last for more than a day, a self-tanner will be the right choice for you. On the other hand, if you require just a touch of color for a special occasion, a bronzer allows you to darken your skin for the day.

BEST ORGANIC MAKEUP BRANDS FOR 2017!

LET YOUR SKIN BREATHE WITH ORGANIC MAKEUP! 



NO CHEMICALS AND NASTY INGREDIENTS.


NOURISH YOUR SKIN WITH NATURAL MAKEUP!

Brands we love:



These rich metallics can be worn as a soft, shimmering wash during the day or layered for sultry drama at night. Pressed with a blend of healing plant-based ingredients and 100% talc-free, they feel as good as they look.  
This feather-light formula creates the perfect canvas for eyeshadows—it instantly brightens while intensifying color and giving you a crease-proof finish that lasts.
A unique combination of brightening mineral pigments, hydrating Aloe, regenerating Rose Hip Oil, and de-puffing Arnica protect as well as they perform.
$28.00
Created with rich mineral pigments and certified organic oils, butter and waxes this mascara will instantly add life to your lashes without flaking, smudging or clumping. Though this formula is not 100% organic we made sure that it uses natural ingredients that are least of the evils. 
$28.00
Ecco Bella introduces two NEW Lip Smoother Colors - Petal and GoBare.
Make your lips Peal Pink of just GoBare with Ecco Bella's new softer shade Lip Smoothers in pastel pink and peach!
Inspired by nature, infused with healthy goodness to dramatically eliminate cracks and dryness while smoothing with a hint of color and shine.
Our FlowerColor Vitamin E Lip Smoothers have a core of vitamin E and tocotrienols, the latest discovery in Vitamin E research. Better than Vitamin E alone, our Lip Smoothers contain the full spectrum of eight tocopherols and tocotrienols. This is an outstanding vitamin E lip treatment balm that comes in four delicious colors. Use alone, under or over lipstick for extra moisturizing. Naturally-preserved. Gluten-free & vegan.

$59.00
SFP 30
Fabulous velvety, hydrating, and natural with a satin finish. Gives great coverage without a heavy makeup look. Super natural looking. Smooth out wrinkles and fine lines.
100% natural and Vegan!
Choose the colors from the drop down menu.
I'm Fabulous Cosmetics Bio Mineral Foundation is 100% natural and super beneficial to the skin!
Free of Titanium Dioxide, Dimethicone, Talc, Mica Frosts and Bismuth Oxychloride. Those ‘fillers’ tend to really dry out and irritate skin. They fill and permanently stretch the walls of pores, and slowly suffocate the skin. 
Non-nano Zinc Oxide SPF not only protect skin cells from being broken down by damaging solar rays but also work as an anti-inflammatory agent to help moisturize and trap hydration in the skin. 
BENEFITS:
  • SACRED CLAY or Pyrophyllite. Sacred clay is an incredible detoxifying agent and, due to its small particle size and expansive mineral content, it is said to be the strongest detoxifying agent of all the clays. Containing silica and nearly 10% electrolyte content, Sacred Clay is packed with free ions. These ions function as antioxidants that scavenge and absorb harmful free radicals. They also help to detoxify the mouth and gum tissues while delivering nutrients where they’re most needed. Sacred Clay can be taken both internally and externally to draw impurities from the body and blood. This special pyrophyllite clay is 100% naturally occurring from a single deposit near the region of Crater Lake Oregon.
  • CANADIAN GLACIAL CLAY is superior to other clays, it is also the only kind of clay desirable and recommended for ingestion. It feels great going on, improving the circulation, detoxifying, exfoliating away dead skin cells while it tightens up wrinkles, leaving the skin feeling soft, smooth and super alive. 
  • CHAGA contains MELANIN which gives us healthy skin, absorbs UV rays, and convert UV into Vitamin D in our bodies. BETULINIC ACID is being studied for use as a chemotherapy agent to reduce tumors without any side effects or causing damage to healthy cells.
  • PURPLE CARROT ROOT has the vitamin A and beta-carotene of ordinary carrots—evident in its orange center—it’s also rich in anthocyanins.
  • PURSLANE FLOWER is known as the edible plant that heals a wide variety of external and internal ailments. It contains two times higher levels of antioxidants than cranberries and grape seed extract.
  • SEA BUCKTHORN FRUIT helps reverse negative effects of sun radiation, reduce skin irritation and inflammation, combat skin aging effects, prevents the development of sunburn.
  • WHOLE COFFEE FRUIT delivers superb anti-aging benefits including a visible reduction in fine lines and wrinkles and a dramatic reduction and evening of irregular skin tones.
  • TITANIUM DIOXIDE FREE so that the color is true, not pastel, and in photography, there is no ‘white face’ effect.
  • MICA FREE to avoid any irritation from micro cuts in the skin, so that fine lines are not illuminated by the mica frost, and to avoid the shiny look.
$58.00
I'm Fabulous Cosmetics Bio Mineral Foundation is 100% natural and super beneficial to the skin!
Free of Titanium Dioxide, Dimethicone, Talc, Mica Frosts and Bismuth Oxychloride. Those ‘fillers’ tend to really dry out and irritate skin. They fill and permanently stretch the walls of pores, and slowly suffocate the skin. 
BENEFITS:
  • SACRED CLAY or Pyrophyllite. Sacred clay is an incredible detoxifying agent and, due to its small particle size and expensive mineral content, it is said to be the strongest detoxifying agent of all the clays. Containing silica and nearly 10% electrolyte content, Sacred Clay is packed with free ions. These ions function as antioxidants that scavenge and absorb harmful free radicals. They also help to detoxify the mouth and gum tissues while delivering nutrients where they’re most needed. Sacred Clay can be taken both internally and externally to draw impurities from the body and blood. This special pyro-phyllite clay is 100% naturally occurring from a single deposit near the region of Crater Lake Oregon.
  • CANADIAN GLACIAL CLAY is superior to other clays, it is also the only kind of clay desirable and recommended for ingestion. It feels great going on, improving the circulation, detoxifying, exfoliating away dead skin cells while it tightens up wrinkles, leaving the skin feeling soft, smooth and super alive. 
  • CHAGA contains MELANIN which gives us healthy skin, absorbs UV rays, and convert UV into Vitamin D in our bodies. BETULINIC ACID is being studied for use as a chemotherapy agent to reduce tumors without any side effects or causing damage to healthy cells.
  • PURPLE CARROT ROOT has the vitamin A and beta-carotene of ordinary carrots—evident in its orange center—it’s also rich in anthocyanins.
  • PURSLANE FLOWER is known as the edible plant that heals a wide variety of external and internal ailments. It contains two times higher levels of antioxidants than cranberries and grape seed extract.
  • SEA BUCKTHORN FRUIT helps reverse negative effects of sun radiation, reduce skin irritation and inflammation, combat skin aging effects, prevents the development of sunburn.
  • WHOLE COFFEE FRUIT delivers superb anti-aging benefits including a visible reduction in fine lines and wrinkles and a dramatic reduction and evening of irregular skin tones.
  • TITANIUM DIOXIDE FREE so that the color is true, not pastel, and in photography, there is no ‘white face’ effect.
  • MICA FREE to avoid any irritation from micro cuts in the skin, so that fine lines are not illuminated by the mica frost, and to avoid the shiny look.
Ingredients: Zinc Oxide, Arrowroot, Pyrophyllite Clay, Canadian Glacial Clay, Aquiterra Clay, Kaolinite, Bentonite Clay, Rhassoul Clay, Yellow Clay, Siberian Chaga*, Iron Oxides + I'm Fabulous Cosmetics Signature Fermented Blend: Purple Carrot Root*, Purslane Flower*, Sea Buckthorn Fruit*, Whole Coffee Fruit*, Alaskan Blueberry*, Cocoa Seed*, Amla Fruit*, Marigold Flower*, Arnica*.
*Certified Organic
45 ml. will last 4-6 months. Clear jar with white lid and double shifters
No shelf life – anti-bacterial, antifungal, anti-microbial