Kojic Acid – Skin Lightening

Since its discovery by the Japanese twenty years ago, kojic acid products have taken the skin care industry by storm. It’s an alternative that’s natural yet still very effective.

This mushroom extract is an extremely popular skin lightening treatment. Many use it for overall skin whitening for pigmentation problems, including as an age spot and freckle remover. Today it is used in a wide array of products, including kojic acid lotion, cream, and soap.

But before we discuss the products, you should first learn a little bit about the history of this ingredient. Kojic acid comes from a type of fungi (mushrooms) and can be harvested from numerous species. It can also be derived from plant sources too, such as the case during rice fermentation. Originally discovered in Japan in the 1990′s, It has many uses, so many that it not only doubles as an ingredient in beauty products, but it is also used in Japanese cuisine. Many people use this product for skin bleaching of freckles, treatment for age spots, or a skin disorder called melasma. Dealing with various types of problems can have an effect on a person’s self esteem so it is no surprise that people do whatever they can to find ways to diminish or cure these flaws.

Is it safe?
There have been many claims in regards to this compound being a safe product to use on the skin. It has been said that although it does not appear to have carcinogens, which are known to cause cancer, it does seem to have an adverse effect on a number of peoples skin who had used it regularly and for an extended period of time; skin sensitivity, which can ultimately lead to a skin condition called allergic contact dermatitis. In order to counter this side effect, researchers found that by adding another ingredient called hydroquinone helps.

How is it used?
Kojic acid products are most often applied to the skin topically, in the form of a cream, lotion, or serum. The usual recommended dosage of kojic acid is relatively small. Of course, one must also take into consideration how this skin lightening treatment will react with their individual body. Those who experience sensitivity may need to apply it less frequently and re-evaluate their usage.

Our Unique, highly effective formula is light weight, oil free, non-greasy and for any skin type. Contains 3% Kojic Acid, 2% Hydroquinone, and Glycolic acid. Whether you have dark spots, dark shading, or discolorations on your face, body, hands, or arms from sun damage, old acne, or use of medications. Skin Rx Skin Lightening Gel is a highly effective solution that will eliminate the skin discolorations that are so difficult to get rid of!

Active Ingredient: Hydroquinone<br />Ingredients: Deionized Water, SD Alcohol 40, Propylene Glycol, Kojic Acid, Hydroquinone, Hydroxyethylcellulose

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Salicylic home skin peel – a great beginning

Salicylic acid is a mild home face peel that can be used as a starting point for treating a number of skin conditions. It is most beneficial for oily and acne prone skin types, and can also be used on normal skin due to its gentle pH level. 3% Salicylic Acid skin peels are recommended for minor skin issues such as acne inflammation, clogged pores, rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, and psoriasis.

Our 3% Salicylic Acid noticeably improves skin’s texture and clarity, and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It also works well on normal skin due to its mild 2.8 pH level.
The gentleness of our 3% Salicylic Acid makes it a wonderful starting point for acclimating skin to home face peels. Clients who are ready for a stronger solution or whose skin issues are more advanced can consider our 8% and 15% Salicylic Acid home peels. This 2oz container offers an excellent value, covering up to 40 professional home skin peels.

Call us with any questions or concerns at Tel: 877-302-9995

or visit our website at www.skinrxclinic.com

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EYES: 1 Shade Drab to 3 Shade Fab!

Do you always use the same one eye shadow color everyday? Don’t neglect the other colors in your eye shadow pallet—Break free from your everyday routine and learn how easy it is to apply three shades instead of just one! Follow these simple steps.

1.      Prime the lids by applying a light touch of foundation or concealer to the lids. This will ensure your eye shadow adheres to the lid. 

2.      Start with applying a base color to the entire eye lid-from lashes to brow bone. Choose a color similar to your skin start at the lash line and work your way up. 

3.      Next you want to highlight the brow bone. Apply your lightest color here. It can be shimmer or matte whichever you prefer. Apply shadow directly under the brow bone from the middle of the eye outwards. This will help to open up the eyes. 

4.      Now take the next darkest color and apply shadow from lash line to the crease. Blend well outwards. The darkest color can be applied to the crease of the eye from the corners to the outer edge for a more dramatic look. Be sure to blend well. 

5.      Finish by applying a thin line of eyeliner to the top lid. To avoid drag marks and smudges look down and dash short lines with even strokes. 

6.      Apply mascara and you are ready to go. Be careful not to get little dots of mascara on the lid before it dries. Closing your eyes for a couple seconds to allow the mascara to completely dry will help avoid transfer. 

Note:  Blending is key to avoid a drastic line across the crease. The best way to blend 3 shadows is with a precision fluff eye shadow brush. It has a special rounded head designed to evenly distribute multiple colors. 

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Lips: The 3 L’s to a Perfect Pout!

The Perfect Pout: Lip Enhancer, Lip Stick, Lip Gloss and
We’ll Provide the 4th L, our Signature Luxury Lip Liner, for FREE!

Start with a Lip Treatment. This assures your lip stick will not only stay in place, but will eliminate it from pooling in the wrinkles and creases that naturally occur over time. Skin Rx Clinic’s Lip Treatment Enhancer is a revolutionary plumping lip treatment that’s works by binding to the natural moisture in your lips. Once the peptide molecules combine with the moisture already produced in the lips the molecules expand filling in the lines and crease and giving you a smooth canvas to apply your lip stick. Peptides and vitamins help stimulate collagen and elastin not only for an immediate result but for a lasting effect.  Lip Treatments work best when applied with your finger in a gentle patting motion. This helps push the treatment into the lip tissue instead of just smearing on the surface.

Next you will apply your Lip Liner. You want to keep your lip liner in the same color family as your lipstick. For example: If you choose a nude lipstick you want your lip line to be equal or a shade darker than your lipstick. This will ensure everything blends smoothly and there are no sharp drastic lines! You want to start in the middle of your upper lip and line down. Do the same thing for the bottom lip, start in the middle and work out. This will give you a smooth thin line instead of a thick messy line. Your lip liner is the barrier between your lip line and your lipstick so it is an essential step in Perfect Pout process. This is our free gift to you when you purchase any of the 3 L’s!

Now you are ready to apply your Lip Stick. Choose a shade you are comfortable with. Always start in the middle of the upper lip and follow the natural lip line. If you go over or above the natural line of your lips the lipstick can run and feather and bleed into any lines you may have above the lip. Same concept for the bottom lip. Start in the middle and work your way to the corners. Again stay within the lip line or you can make the bottom lip look much bigger than it actually is—in a bad way! Let the Lip Treatment Enhancer do the plumping for you!

Finally it’s time to shine. Applying your favorite Lip Gloss can make all the difference when obtaining that “Perfect Pout” look. But don’t overdo it! It is easy to go overboard with lip gloss. But less is more when dealing with shine. The proper way to apply lip gloss is to dab a small amount in the middle of your bottom lip and press your lips together. You can do this until you have achieved your desired look. Applying gloss to the entire lip can be sticky and look clumpy and is sure to come off much quicker than if you just apply where it is needed. The purpose of Lip Gloss is to seal the deal—it keeps your Lip Enhancer and Lip stick in place and adds that extra shine to perfect your pout!

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5 Beauty Secrets to live by!

Secret #1: Blending is key

If you’re not sure how to blend…you use three different colors: pick a nude or light taupe for the base, a highlighter or darker shade for the crease and a main color for the lid. Hint- Start light then go darker.

Secret #2: Never apply deep color to your brow bone

You don’t want the drama that comes with wearing too much shadow. Apply shadow up to the brow bone but not ON the bone unless it’s a neutral color.

Secret #3: Smokey Eye is great, but keep it to the lid line

When attempting a Smokey eye it is important to remember to keep color to the lid and just under the lower lash line. Don’t extend color above the crease of the lid.

Secret #4: You should splurge on a good eye shadow

Great eye shadow will stay on your eyes all day long and typically have richer pigments and colors. It is worth it in the long run.

Secret #5: How to pair shadow with Dark lips

Remember the beauty rule “Do NOT play up the Lips AND the Mouth.” If you’re going for a dramatic lip then keep eye shadow light and neutral!

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Turn your conservative work make up into perfect Evening on the town or Holiday Party look- without taking it all off!

The transition is pretty easy. You want to start with your basics; Foundation, blush, mascara and gloss. Nothing to severe just your normal office look.
Then follow these steps for the perfect Smokey eye:
For the Smokey Eye
1. Start with your eye makeup: Eyeliner on both top and bottom lashes, make sure you smudge it a bit,’ dark eyeliner will age you. It is better to use a gray liner such as Mineral Secrets Eye Liner in Silver Stone, and a shimmery shadow on the lid. Starry Night is a 5 shadow pallet that has all the colors you need to make a smooth transition! Blending 3 colors together will give you a cleaner look. Don’t apply any more mascara unless your earlier application has rubbed completely off, otherwise you risk getting clumpy lashes.
2. Dab a shimmery blush to cheeks. Minerals Secrets 3 shade blush pallets have two matte and one shimmer shade so you can highlight while you apply blush.
3. Powder your face lightly. I suggest using a finishing powder to prevent that heavy caked on makeup look you can get if you keep reapplying.
4. Apply a light lipstick or gloss. Luxury Lip Gloss in Berry Rock is the perfect “must have” color of the season!. And you are ready to go!

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QUESTION: What is the PH level of your Jessner Peel?

It is a standard Jessner solution, 14% each of salicylic, lactic, and resourcinol in SD alcohol. 1.9pH

3 to 5 layers should blanch and frost the face.

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QUESTION: What is the best moisturizer to follow a peel with? Is there a product made specifically for post peeling care? I use the Willowherb Soothing Serum, is that enough moisture?

The Skin Recovery Creme is a very lightweight crème designed to be used after your chemical peel treatments and only for about 3 days after! It doesn’t have any anti-aging properties; it is more of a post peel “healing” crème so this will take the place of your moisturizer AM & PM for the 3 days following a peel treatment. You will use it over your Willowherb Soothing Serum, you are correct—the Willowherb Soothing Serum on its own will not provide enough hydration.

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QUESTION: What is Mineral make up? Why is it so much better than regular make up? It seems everyone is wearing mineral make up instead of regular powders and concealers.

Mineral Make up is essentially pure crushed minerals. Two of the minerals are natural sunscreens so the makeup has a built in sun protection. Unlike traditional powders you “buff” the minerals on. The warmth of your skin causes the minerals to slightly liquefy and form a natural finish on your face. When the minerals are applied properly (which can take some practice) your skin has a glowing, natural look. Mineral Makeup generally refers to the Loose Mineral foundation, but there are many other mineral makeup products – finishing powder, face color, blush, eye shadow, eyeliner, etc. The minerals generally come in a loose powered form but it also comes in pressed or liquid.

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QUESTION: What is a good bronzer product? I don’t want to look orange and I have yet to find a bronzer that doesn’t give you that you can tell your wearing bronzer look!! It must exist because I see perfectly bronzed people all the time! Am I just looking in the wrong places?

Let me just start by saying as a makeup artist by far the hardest task I have had to overcome is finding the perfect bronzer! Just when I was about to give up I came across Mineral Secrets Congo Safari Bronzer. It is the only bronzer I have ever tried myself or used on a client that doesn’t leave even a hint of that fake orange bronzer color. It has 3 different shade of bronze swirled together in a tiger pattern. You can also use it as a highlighter on the brim of your nose and cheek bones. It’s a must have for the summer & winter…to keep a that perfect sun kissed look year round!

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