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The tree is up and dressed to the nines, the misteltoe is hanging dead center in the doorway, presents are wrapped and tagged, cards are in the mail, so now it’s time to do something nice for yourself.
Your skin needs some extra pampering at this hectic time of year, and what better way to get it, than with the ZO Skin Health by Zein Obagi MD great seasonal savings.
The Winter Luxuries set is comprised of Oraser® Body Emulsion Plus (240 mL / 8 Oz.) and Oraser® Daily Hand Repair SPF 20 (100 mL / 3.4 Oz.) effectively moisturize hands and body while providing gentle exfoliation to improve skin’s tone and texture. Indulge your skin from head to toe for softer, smoother skin all winter long. At a special price of $95 ($160 value), no gift box or bow needed, you will love this emollient pair of must-have winter skin treatments.
Holiday Hydration Essentials features Offects® Hydrating Cleanser (150 mL / 5 Fl. Oz.), Ommerse® Renewal Crème (50 mL / 1.7 Fl. Oz.) and Olluminate® Eye Repair (15 mL / 0.5 Fl. Oz.). This trio provides optimal hydration and soothing benefits to replenish tight, dry, cold weather skin. Your complexion will feel invigorated with moisture and newfound radiance, and fine lines and uneven skin tone will be minimized. $180 for the collection (40% off the regular prices).
And what can you get for the gal who has everything? A sparkling ZO Skin Health gift card sent right to her inbox.
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Dr. Marko Lens, the London-based plastic and reconstructive surgeon behind Zelens, the wonderful skincare company which products include Luminous Facial Cleanser ($60) and Transformer Instant Renewal Mask ($175), has now entered the color cosmetics world with the new makeup line, Active Colour.
The Age Control Foundation ($105) comes in various shades, from light (cameo, palest cool) to dark (tan, olive tone), and goes on weightlessly on the skin, and can be applied with a brush, sponge, or fingertips. With 17 active ingredients from rapeseed (for the skin barrier function) to hydrolyzed pearl powder, this slim bottle in frosted glass is a keeper.
The Active Concealer ($62) is a slim, fountain pen-sized product that was inspired by Zelens’ Triple-Action Eye Cream ($145). The click pen dispenses a lightweight, full coverage concealer that is intent on erasing those tell-tale signs pf aging from your under eyes. The formulation in the cream contains a whopping 15 ingredients including a peptide complex, algae complex, hesperidin (for eye puffiness), a probiotic complex, caffeine, shiso leaf (antibacterial), green tea polyphenols, vitamin E, pomegranate extract, and even diamond spheres for the “soft focus” aspect to the under eye area.
Other cosmetics in the Active Colour line include a Flirt Mascara ($60); a Lip Enhancer ($52); Lip Glaze ($48); The Balm Natural ($60); The Blush ($62); and Satin Primer Natural Illuminating & Hydrating ($70). Active Colour by Zelens is sold at Barneys New York.
After running around a bit more than usual, staying up later than my 10:00pm lights-out, and the fact that I hadn’t been as diligent with my skincare routine lately, my complexion looked as tired as I felt. The timing could not have been better when the invite from American Laser Skincare on NYC’s Upper West Side arrived. I scheduled some time to road test SilkPeel™ Dermalinfusion™ that I have heard such rave reviews about.
SilkPeel™ Dermalinfusion™ is a treatment that simultaneously incorporates a form of microdermabrasion and supplies the patented Dermalinfusion™ (the insertion of specific serums into the skin) to treat lackluster or photo damaged skin, melanoma, hyperpigmentation, acne, sun damage, pustules from rosacea, stretch marks or body acne — depending on what your needs are. SilkPeel™ is a gentle, painless, no downtime treatment that’s safe for all skin types and the results are immediate!
I was warmly greeted and handed a client survey that asked everything about my skincare history, to my health history (things like medications, autoimmune disorders or past procedures) and my skin type assessment (ethnicity, tanning habits, and more) before I was led to a room with my aesthetician. She thoroughly cleansed my skin before using the diamond tip hand piece that removed 7-10 layers of dead skin cells as it infused a bottle of an anti-aging serum directly into my skin. Controlled vacuum pressure gently pulls the skin into the chamber, allowing the diamond abrasive tip to remove the stratum corneum. While this is happening, a therapeutic solution is being delivered deep into the skin where it’s needed most. I was given the Vitamin C for detoxification and brightening, but there’s also Lumixyl for hyperpigmentation, ClarityMD for acne, and Hydrating for dry skin.
The treatment took about 30 minutes. Immediately afterwards my skin felt softer and smoother and it had a lit-from-within glow that had been missing for years. I had no redness or sensitivity. Fine lines and wrinkles seemed to vanish. My skin was so radiant and youthful looking that I wished I had made special plans that night to show off my younger-looking complexion. Though I saw an immediate improvement, a series of 4-6 treatments is recommended for optimal results and maintenance, and I would definitely go back for more.
There are 135 American Laser Skincare centers nationwide where you can purchase 1 SilkPeel™ Dermalinfusion™ treatment for $150 or discounted packages of 4 or 6. Click here for more information on SilkPeel™.