Must Have Winter Essentials!

 

It’s beginning to feel a lot like winter, and hydration is key! Our 16 oz. Alpha Hydroxy Acid Cream moisturizes dry skin with gentle ingredients, such as Green Tea, Aloe Vera and Chamomile extracts, while exfoliating dead skin cells and diminishing fine lines. 

 

Lock in moisture all winter long with our thirst quenching Hyaluronic SerumEnhanced with Aloe Vera, Apple Extract, Glycerin, and Red Seaweed, these nutrient-rich ingredients contain restorative properties that truly transform your complexion.  Plus, there’s nothing better than starting your week off with our Green Coffee Bean Oil Cream. This powerful cream provides an energizing lift for skin, firming and toning the appearance of cellulite problem areas. Add this to your beauty routine this winter to complement your diet and exercise and keep fighting problem areas all day long.

 

Full of active ingredients like Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Shea Butter and more, these small but mighty lotions are just what your skin needs to prepare for the chilly temperatures ahead. Minimize the look of wrinkles and fine lines with our soothing formulas enriched with beneficial anti-aging ingredients that will leave your family and friends amazed with the results.

 

Stay warm, stay hydrated, and stay beautiful all winter long! 

How much Retinol is too much Retinol?

            Be cautious of the “more is better” theory with Retinol. Many brands claim to have 2.5% Retinol in their creams. This is false, and extremely misleading for consumers, perpetuating misinformation about how much Retinol is actually required to get anti-aging results. Why? It’s just not possible to keep 2.5% Retinol stable in your average face cream, and if you were to send any of these creams out to a third party lab, they would confirm that the actual percentage level is closer to 0.001%!!

            But don’t despair just yet. More is not necessarily better. The higher percentage of Retinol, the greater the side effects, including skin redness, peeling, itching and increased light sensitivity. If you use a high percentage of Retinol, odds are your skin won’t be able to tolerate it and you’ll have to use it less frequently. Use it less frequently, and you see fewer results. This is what dermatologists call “non-compliance”, and is why they’ll recommend you start using Retinol 1-2 times a week and eventually work up to every other day as your skin adjusts.

            The lowest clinically documented percentage for improving visible signs of aging using Retinol is 0.04%. This is an ideal percentage for treating wrinkles and discoloration without causing unnecessary side effects and causing “non-compliance”. In this study, scientists compared 0.04% to 0.075% retinol and discovered that 0.04% is actually better because it causes less irritancy but they still saw the same results in the skin: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20078381

            Advanced Clinicals Retinol cream uses this proven science, and a precise encapsulated form of Retinol called Reticap that remains stable until you apply it. This enables you to enjoy the benefits of Retinol without developing red, cracked skin and having to stop using the product. Try any of Advanced Clinicals’ Retinol products and you’ll see why it’s better to use stable, encapsulated Retinol every day with no irritation, rather than an unstable, massive dose once a week.

What does your nightly routine consist of?

Blair from The Fox and She recently shared her opinions on some of our Advanced Clinicals products on her blog and it seems that she enjoyed them quite a bit. For those of you who promised themselves at the beginning of the year to take better care of your skin, Blair is right there with you. Her nightly routine consists of our Retinol Serum, our Collagen Serum, and our Coconut Moisturizing Cream and according to her, she has seen great results. 

While people tend to have mixed reviews for serums and oils, Blair decided to give them a try after doing some research. She has incorporated the Retinol Serum during her night routine right before applying her moisturizing cream and the Collagen Serum in the morning to give her skin a fresh wake up call. Unsure of how they work? Head on over to her blog to read about how she uses them and the changes she has noticed. 

*Images are from The Fox and She Blog

NEW ADVENTURES AND NEW BEAUTY MUST HAVES

Pack your bags for new adventures with a few of our favorite beauty essentials! We love to carry our Advanced Clinicals Vein Care Cream and Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Serum everywhere we go.

Our Vein Care Cream is made for all skin types. This intensive cream helps to strengthen your skin and diminish the appearance of veins. We recommend to use this daily to reduce future problems with varicose veins. It is helpful in visibly improving varicose veins and spider veins. This cream contains organic ingredients as well as natural detoxifying and firming Green Tea Extracts. Be proud to show of your legs anytime! 

Our Retinol Serum is a miracle in a bottle. Retinol is considered to be the most beneficial ingredient for aging skin according to dermatologists. Our Retinol Serum gives your skin a healthy glow while visibly enhancing your skin's elasticity and revitalizing your complexion. It is recommended to be used at night so that you wake up to softer and smoother looking skin. Encapsulated Retinol fights the look of wrinkles while Aloe Vera and Green Tea help to nourish and moisture your skin for a more radiant look every morning.  

Head on over to AdvancedClinicals.com to stock up on your next travelling companions. What’s your favorite must-have beauty product for traveling?