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When it comes to skincare, most dermatologists will agree there are three essentials for healthy skin: Sunscreen, antioxidants, and a retinol (or retinoid). Opinions begin to vary once you step beyond this protective and corrective trifecta—and growth factors are often part of the anti-aging ingredient conversation.
Simply put, growth factors are naturally occurring proteins that promote cellular growth, proliferation and healing. In terms of benefits for your skin, growth factors can help improve fine lines and wrinkles, enhance skin firmness, fade the appearance of scars and more. While that’s easy enough to understand, growth factors are biologically active, which makes formulating
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Microneedling is having a major moment, and this skin-rejuvenating treatment has seen a surge in popularity. Though simple in theory (at least on its own), microneedling can deliver significant improvement in fine lines, wrinkles, radiance, scars, stretch marks and overall skin texture at home and in a spa or doctor’s office.
“Microneedling uses thin needles to create microchannels in the skin with minimal epidermal damage. This controlled skin injury stimulates the dermal wound-healing cascade, in turn increasing collagen production and improving scars, wrinkles and other skin imperfections,” explains Washington, D.C. dermatologist Dr. Tina Alster.
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For over 25 years Environ has conducted ongoing scientific research to expand their product offerings for strong, healthy-looking skin. Which is why some of the top experts in the industry recommend the physician skincare brand as a go-to to help provide a healthy-looking, glowing complexion.
The skincare line consists of moisturizers, cleansers & toners, eye care, masks and sun care products – to name a few – each formulated for maximum effectiveness of vitamins, peptides, and other proven ingredients.
BITB spoke with New York Esthetician, Sandra Velandia, about her passion for being an esthetician and her favorite Environ product.
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Sometimes a good peel is just what you need to perfect your skin. They are great for sun damage, skin tone, lines and wrinkles. Enter the new LACM Cool Peels from Environ, the skincare company founded by South African plastic surgeon Dr. Des Fernandes.
Formulated with lactic acid that is unbuffered, the Cool Peels are cream based and come in 4 different strengths from subtle to strong. “They are recommended for treatment of sun damage, uneven skin tone or texture, fine lines and problematic skin conditions,” said Carol Trow; B.Sc., RN and co-owner of DermaConcepts, the U.S. distributor of Environ products. The recommended peel strength depends upon the skin condition being addressed