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  • Naturally Evolving Skincare: Epicuren® Discovery

    546995_574664189258963_1070889277_nSkin Trends proudly introduces Epicuren® Discovery, the newest addition to the Skin Trends lineup. Founded in 1982, Epicuren® Discovery created its own niche - the perfect harmony of botanical ingredients and next level technology for clinical strength skincare. The 'discovery' in the brand name comes from Epicuren® Discovery's pride in constant progress, always seeking new ingredients and technology to make the best products. The last 32 years have seen Epicuren® Discovery evolve from one physician's inspiration to a world renowned line of effective, natural skincare products.  

    Epicuren® Discovery offers a truly unique approach to anti-aging, using the most advanced biotechnology to bring professional results without the need for invasive methods or unwanted side effects. Epicuren® Discovery products ensure that every aspect of the skin - texture, tone, firmness, and elasticity - undergoes dramatic improvements. By preventing and controlling common skin concerns like acne and sun spots, Epicuren® Discovery offers a comprehensive skincare regime for every skin type.  

    The heart of Epicuren® Discovery lies in the Metadermabolic Enzyme Trio, which entails the first 3 steps of every Epicuren® Discovery regime. Found only in the lining of the mouth and heart, Metadermabolic Enzymes constantly regenerate skin cells, explaining why the skin found in these two places never ages. Inspired by research into the effects of pharmaceutical enzymes on burn victims, Epicuren® Discovery founder Robert Heiman sought to harness the powers of these enzymes for the treatment and prevention of premature aging in the skin.  

    Epicuren® Discovery seeks to correct and slow visible signs of aging in the skin by addressing the more common causes of fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and sun damage. The 'Inflammatory Cascade,' which Epicuren® Discovery identifies as a root cause of premature aging, describes how inflammatory responses within the body cause the degradation of collagen and elastin. Oxidation, another common culprit, occurs when Free Radicals damage the DNA of a cell, which then leads to a host of skincare problems.  

    When added to a solution of B Vitamins, the Metadermabolic Enzyme produced a 'smart' protein - that is, a protein designed to communicate with human cells. The Metadermabolic Enzyme Protein Complex helps avoid the domino effect of Free Radical damage and the Inflammatory Cascade by delivering potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatories deep into the skin for optimal anti-aging.

    Epicuren® Discovery created a first of its kind solution for even the most traumatized skin with the introduction of the Metadermabolic Enzyme Protein Complex. Allowing for total skin rejuvenation without harsh chemicals, the Metadermabolic Enzyme Protein Complex improves the health and appearance of the skin. By avoiding any further damage or inflammation to the skin, Epicuren® Discovery's Metadermabolic Enzyme Trio provides lasting results.  

    To see this skincare miracle yourself, start with the Metadermabolic Enzyme Trio, treatment serum of your choice, and an Epicuren® Discovery sunscreen. Whether looking to dramatically improve the condition of your skin or to simply continue looking younger for many years to come, look no further than the complete line of Epicuren® Discovery products at


    Cellular Code SerumYon Ka Skincare has announced the introduction of a wonderful new serum in one of their specialty categories, Anti Aging. This product is designed to address numerous, undesirable skin issues that are common in mature skin types. With regular use, newly developed Yon Ka Skincare Age Exception Cellular Code Long Life Infusion Serum provides the skin with vitality and youthfulness.

    The science behind the natural ingredient deck included in this new serum is the powerhouse capability of cellular reprogramming within skin tissue. Mature skin needs critical defense capabilities and increased cellular communication to improve. Restorative cellular healing and energy is enhanced with ATP production in the skin cells. This powerful action improves skin and defends it against the aging process.

    Skin cells tend to break down with age and aging skin is subject to slower cell regeneration. This creates dehydration, wrinkles and oxidative stress over time. Yon Ka’s Cellular Code Serum rejuvenates the skin tissue with oxygenation and increased cellular production. This process allows skin tissue to defend against the hands of time and restore balance, which leads to a more youthful complexion.

    The cell energy complex consists of an array of botanical ingredients that fortify the skin tissue:

    Lipo-Aminoacid is a botanical derivative rich in fatty acids. It’s a protective barrier for the skin that increases overall healthier cells.

    Baicalin, a medicinal herb, is a rich polyphenol that protects skin cells with antioxidant benefits. This protection prevents accelerated aging and it helps future, growing cells to be healthier. This ingredient improves the skins defense mechanism, by promoting communication and cell longevity.

    D-Ribose increases ATP, the body's cellular energy source. It regenerates a healthy function in the dermal layer of the skin. Elasticity is improved, over time, so skin becomes more supple.

    Garden Nasturtium Extract is a source from flowers, leaves and roots. It repairs oxidative stresses in the skin tissue and it gives the skin needed cellular oxygenation. Oxygen supply is vital for the production of healthy skin cells.

    The essential response, needed to improve aging and mature skin takes place on a cellular level. The effect, with time, reprograms the skin tissue. A highly developed, sophisticated serum, like the Yon Ka Skincare Age Exception Cellular Code Long Life Infusion Serum, will fortify skin and improve it. Ultimately, it’s a silky soft serum that is quickly absorbed, providing dramatic results for most conditions. It’s a skin rejuvenating experience that your skin will thank you for.

  • Back to School Basics: Simple Skincare for Students

    BacktoSchoolBlogWhether settling into the new classroom or heading off the college, students of all ages often need a little guidance with regard to skincare. Teens and young adults face a number of skincare issues due to hormonal changes, stress, and little understanding of proper skincare. Left to their own devices, many students end up purchasing harsh cleansers and toners from the drugstore, often exacerbating any existing skin issues.

    A number of parents treat their students with a trip to a cosmetics counter at the local department store to find a complete skincare solution, resulting in an expensive regime for over-the-counter strength ingredients. Instead of having to wait in line by a crowded cosmetics counter, log in to Skin Trends for the best skincare products for teens without the hassle and expense.

    We priced one skincare regime from a department store cosmetics brand that has rightfully earned a respectable reputation as an over-the-counter skincare line, then priced a similar skincare regime from IMAGE Skincare, a professional skincare line that has earned a reputation as a respectable medical-grade skincare line. The first regime from the department store brand cost more than $160 before tax, while the second regime from IMAGE Skincare cost less than $120 when purchased at Skin Trends. The IMAGE Skincare regime offered more effective products with professional results and was more than 27% less expensive than the department store regime.

    We have taken the guess work out of keeping your student's skin look fabulous in time for fall with this easy, effective regime from IMAGE Skincare:


    IMAGE Skincare ORMEDIC® Balancing Facial Cleanser

    Although fantastic for all skin types, but we love ORMEDIC® Balancing Facial Cleanser because it is almost as gentle as water on young skin, while still giving a thorough cleanse. Packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients, the ORMEDIC® Balancing Facial Cleanser leaves the skin glowing and refreshed.


    IMAGE Skincare VITAL C™ Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum

    Another product that works wonders on every skin type, VITAL C™ Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum offers antioxidant protection and lightweight moisture without leaving a greasy residue or clogging pores.VITAL C™ Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum has a lotion-like consistency, making it a perfect nighttime moisturizer for skin of every age. 


    IMAGE Skincare CLEAR CELL Medicated Acne Lotion CLEAR CELL Medicated Acne Lotion

    The CLEAR CELL Medicated Acne Lotion is a fantastic spot treatment for blemishes. This product really should be in every person's medicine cabinet - it zaps pimples at lightning speed! With 5% Benzoyl Peroxide and 3% Salicylic Acid, CLEAR CELL Medicated Acne Lotion is truly like no other acne spot treatment on the market.


    IMAGE Skincare PREVENTION+™ Daily Matte Moisturizer SPF 32


    IMAGE Skincare PREVENTION+™ Daily Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30

    Sunscreen is the most important product for any skin to keep it healthy. PREVENTION+™ Daily Matte Moisturizer SPF 32 offers lightweight moisture, antioxidant benefits, and sun protection all in one. Contrary to popular belief, even darker skin tones need sun protection. With this in mind, PREVENTION+™ Daily Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 is a perfect option, leaving no chalky cast or greasy residue while offering all of the same benefits of the PREVENTION+™ Daily Matte Moisturizer SPF 32.


    IMAGE Skincare AGELESS Total Resurfacing Masque

    With Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, and gentle scrubbing beads, the AGELESS Total Resurfacing Masque offers the best of both a manual scrub and a botanical acid exfoliant. The Glycolic Acid and Lactic Acid help to gently exfoliate and enhance the action of the scrubbing beads, while the Salicylic Acid is going to kill acne-causing bacteria and help unclog pores, making the AGELESS Total Resurfacing Masque the perfect weekly pick-me-up.

  • The Long and the Short of it: Professional Solutions for Ingrown Hair

    iStock_000024719092SmallGuys are definitely used to ingrown hair, a relatively common issue with daily shaving of the face. But what is really never spoken of is ingrown hair experienced by women from shaving and waxing. So while men have these wonderful aftershaves, women are typically left in the dark.


    The basic idea behind ingrown hair is that a hair is growing faster than dead skin cells can be naturally sloughed by the skin. This can cause the area immediately around the hair to become inflamed and painful. If not treated properly, bacteria that is naturally found on the surface of the skin can make its way into the follicle, resulting in a serious infection requiring medical intervention.


    The best solution for the prevention and treatment of *superficial* ingrown hairs is Salicylic Acid, a beta-hydroxy-acid that works on ingrown hair by softening and sloughing the outermost layer of skin while dissolving built up oil and dead skin cells in the follicle. Many products for ingrown hair combine Salicylic Acid with exfoliants such as Glycolic Acid to encourage the skin's own natural shedding process.


    Thankfully, PFB VANISH™ has an entire line of products designed to help prevent and treat ingrown hair. The classic PFB VANISH™ uses salicylic acid for gentle chemical exfoliation while killing harmful bacteria on freshly shaved skin. PFB VANISH™ + Chromabright© has all of these same benefits plus an innovative skin brightener to help prevent dark spots left behind due to post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.


    Another terrific option is IMAGE Skincare's CLEAR CELL Salicylic Clarifying Pads or the CLEAR CELL Salicylic Clarifying Tonic on areas that have been recently shaved, tweezed, or waxed. These products combine Salicylic Acid for dissolving build-up, Glycolic Acid to exfoliate and boost skin cell turnover, along with Neem Leaf Extract and Tea Tree Oil to act as a natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. So rather than suffer in silence and hope for the best, try out these professional grade ingrown hair solutions at


    *MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: You should never, under any circumstances, attempt to treat or remove an ingrown hair that is anything more than superficial. If this ever happens, seek medical attention immediately. The risk of developing a potentially fatal infection is simply not worth it!

  • Advanced Anti Aging Technology: Osmosis Skincare StemFactor

    Osmosis-StemfactorOsmosis Pur Medical Skincare has done it again! They’ve advanced skincare technology further with the improvement of a client favorite…their top notch anti aging serum, StemFactor. The new and improved formula utilizes superior stem cell technology to give this potent serum that extra kick, providing even better, age defying results. The active ingredients in Osmosis StemFactor are now able to penetrate deeply into the epidermis and the dermal layer.

    This new, more stable formulation has encapsulated growth factors, made with Exosomes. Growth Factors, encapsulated by Exosomes, are developed in a way that is more stable, so skin improving ingredients are able to penetrate deeper and more effectively into the skin. This powerful formulation activates the skins receptors, providing efficient penetration of product and improved skin enhancement. Growth factors have many attributes in Stem Cell technology, including wound healing capabilities and cellular regrowth. Growth Factors also provide nutritional support for Stem Cells in cell communication. This process helps with cell turnover rate and dermal restoration, which gives the skin tissue more cushion and firmness.

    This fantastic new serum is almost a “magic potion” for anti aging. The years of devel-opment work behind the product and the enhanced capabilities, make it a highly competi-tive product in today's world of advanced skincare formulations.

    For advice on this great product, your skin condition concerns and more, contact an Expert Service Esthetician at Skin Trends. We love to help!

  • Product of the Week: iS Clinical® Youth Eye Complex™

    YouthEyeComplexIt's summer time. While you are having fun at the beach and reapplying your sunscreen as directed (just nod like you agree), you can't help but to squint as soon as those sunglasses come off. And when not squinting you are smiling, laughing, and having a great time. You are also unwittingly helping the degradation of collagen and elastin in your skin. The first part of the face to show this lack of collagen? Your eyes. Thankfully here at Skin Trends we have all of your anti-aging needs covered!

    iS Clinical® Youth Eye Complex™ works wonders on the delicate skin around the eyes with a rich eye cream that helps to improve the skin's natural barrier function. Cell-communicating ingredients allow iS Clinical® Youth Eye Complex™ to direct your skin's cells to start behaving in a more healthy, youthful way, while a host of antioxidants prevent any further oxidative stress to the skin. iS Clinical® Youth Eye Complex™ contains potent peptides which  plump and smooth fine lines and wrinkles, while dark circles and puffiness vanish.

    Already an industry leader in anti-aging products, iS Clinical® literally states its purpose in the name. The 'iS' stands for 'Innovative Skincare,' and iS Clinical® certainly lives up to such a bold title. With a high-tech formula and proven anti-aging results, iS Clinical® Youth Eye Complex™ is your key to rejuvenated eyes and a more youthful appearance.



  • Oncology Skincare: How to Care for Skin Before, During, and After Chemotherapy and Radiation

    ChemoSkincareOncology Skincare is a rapidly growing specialty field for skincare practitioners, as the treatment of cancer and the cancer itself pose a number of unique skincare issues. Additionally, cancer is also a very emotional experience, so the focus is on both addressing the skin concerns of the client and making the client feel pampered and relaxed.

    While undergoing chemotherapy and radiation (and even afterward), the skin is extremely dry and dehydrated due the barrier function being impaired by the treatment. Cleansers with harsh surfactants or exfoliating scrubs are not an option, so a gentle cleanser must be used. During this time, the skin may be much more reactive than usual, becoming easily inflamed and irritated. Treatment products with AHAs, BHAs, retinols, and other aggressive ingredients are strictly off limits, so a soothing anti-inflammatory serum is a perfect replacement. Red, peeling rashes may appear, and skin may become extremely fragile and develop sensitivities to products that used to be part of the client's skincare regime. A rich, gentle moisturizer or balm is necessary for healing and protecting the skin. The skin is also highly prone to sunburn, so a gentle moisturizer with a pure physical sunscreen and high SPF rating is crucial.

    Remember, the idea with Oncology Skincare is to heal the skin, not treat the cancer. Here are a few basic skincare routines that are suggested for clients battling cancer:

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    Osmosis Pür Medical Skincare

    Osmosis Skincare Cleanse - The gentle botanical surfactants in Cleanse will help remove impurities without irritating the skin.

    Osmosis Skincare Immerse - Add a few drops of Immerse to any moisturizer to help heal injured skin and improve barrier function.

    Osmosis Skincare Quench - Jojoba oil, organic shea butter, hyaluronic acid, and squalane found in Quench will help to protect, soothe, and moisturize compromised skin.

    Osmosis Skincare Shade Sunscreen Moisturizer SPF 30 - Shea butter and a host of botanical extracts combined with pure physical sun protection of Shade Sunscreen Moisturizer SPF 30 keep the skin moisturized and protected during the daytime.

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    IMAGE Skincare ORMEDIC® Balancing Facial Cleanser - Packed with soothing botanicals, ORMEDIC® Balancing Facial Cleanser provides a thorough cleanse with gentle anti-inflammatory ingredients.

    IMAGE Skincare ILUMA™ Intense Lightening Serum - Despite its rather active name, ILUMA™ Intense Lightening Serum is actually a very calming anti-inflammatory serum perfect for soothing and healing compromised skin.

    IMAGE Skincare VITAL C™ Hydrating Intense Moisturizer - The rich moisture of shea butter, hyaluronic acid, and olive oil make the VITAL C™ Hydrating Intense Moisturizer perfect for healing and hydrating irritated, inflamed skin.

    IMAGE Skincare PREVENTION+™ Daily Hydrating Moisturizer SPF 30 - The pure physical protection and soothing botanicals in PREVENTION+™ Daily Hydrating Moisturizer SPF 30 make this a perfect daytime moisturizer for cancer patients.

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    Rhonda Allison :

    Rhonda Allison Skincare Gentle Milk Plus With Probiotics - With plenty of soothing, moisturizing ingredients, Gentle Milk Plus With Probiotics works to gently remove impurities while helping to keep the skin moisturized and supple.

    Rhonda Allison Skincare Omega #6 EFA - Essential Fatty Acids absorb beautifully into the skin to rebuild + heal from inside, making Omega #6 EFA a cancer patient's new best friend.

    Rhonda Allison Skincare Ultra Hydration Cream - Ultra Hydration Cream is a soothing, rich moisturizer will help to seal and prevent dehydration in the skin.

    Rhonda Allison Skincare Daytime Defense SPF 30 - With soothing botanicals, rich hydrators, and sun protection in the form of zinc (which also helps to heal the skin), Daytime Defense SPF 30 is the best bet for daytime protection.

    Note: This information is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, examination, or treatment. Do not ignore professional medical advice or delay in seeking treatment because of anyone or anything on this website. Always seek the advice of your qualified healthcare provider with any question you may have regarding a medical condition.

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  • Youngblood Natural Mineral Make Up


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    When it comes to skin care, an improved appearance is not simply the result of applying professional grade cleansers, serums and sunscreens . Quality, high end cosmetics that utilize nature's ability to enhance beauty are a must, as well. Cosmetics are to be utilized in enhancing beauty, in addition to their part in promoting excellent skin health. Many lower priced makeup products are comedogenic. Comedogenic (pore clogging) make up can plug up pores, cause acne and even irritate the skin. High quality, mineral make up utilizes specific ingredients that do not suffocate the skin. Some fine mineral makeup ingredients even encourage healing. That's where innovative mineral makeup from YOUNGBLOOD Cosmetics come into play.

    Youngblood Mineral Make Up started with the development of products that perfect the complexion with natural ingredients. People with severe skin conditions and traumatized skin issues, normally cannot tolerate topical make up application. Pauline Youngblood, founder, president and medical aesthetician, specifically developed her mineral cosmetic line to help clients who suffer from life changing skin conditions, but she still wanted her products to enhance a users natural beauty. Her formulations were created with knowledgeable chemists that had a focus on creating a cosmetic line that could be applied to sensitive, even raw/inflamed skin, without causing irritation. Develop quality, colorful, non irritating products, using natural ingredients was Pauline’s mission from the start. Years later, the complete YOUNGBLOOD Cosmetic line is available in an array of realistic tones to match the skin and shades that encourage an irritation free, flawless, natural look.

    Today, quality is still the hallmark of YOUNGBLOOD Cosmetics. The company develops and distributes a wide variety of color palettes, made for all skin tones. The line doesn't just offer users a great variety of natural hues and tones, they even have many unique textures to choose from. Foundation are available in powder, cream or cream to powder formulations. Eyeshadow is available in crushed mineral form, or pressed mineral form, in a variety of gorgeous colors. Blush is available in cream, pressed and crushed minerals. Crushed mineral blush may also be applied as eyeshadow. The complete line of YOUNGBLOOD Cosmetic products range from natural mineral bronzers and lip gloss to mascara and more.

    For the best skin shade match and/or make up tips and tricks, contact the Expert Service Estheticians at SkinTrends to get knowledgeable advice that can accommodate your specific needs. Make the call and your skin will glow!

  • Clarisonic Smart Profile™ - Available Now at!



    ClarisonicSmartProfileThe new Clarisonic Smart Profile™, available now at, is the next generation of sonic facial and body cleansing. Unlike any other Clarisonic Device, the Clarisonic Smart Profile™ is compatible with EVERY Clarisonic Brush Head and Attachment - Body Brush, Luxe Brush, even the Pedi Attachments! The other big change? With 4 different speeds, you can override the pre-set cleansing programs for a Clarisonic that does not pause and beep. That's right, the most powerful Clarisonic brush ever has a continuous cleansing mode!

    Clarisonic Smart Profile™ isn't the only smarty pants - Smart Brush Heads communicate with the Clarisonic Smart Profile™, sending specific protocol programmed into the brush head directly to the Clarisonic Smart Profile™. Press the Smart Mode button, and voila! A customized cleanse at your fingertips, engineered to address your skin's individual needs.

    Need to ramp up your Clarisonic Smart Profile™ cleansing? Press and hold down the Turbo button to accelerate cleansing for as long as you need. Turbo can be used with any speed selected at any point during a specific protocol.

    Still not convinced? The staff at were literally scrambling to get their hands on the Clarisonic Smart Profile™ as soon as our stock arrived. The entire staff, all of different ages, skin types, skin needs, sensitivities, and preferred skincare brands all wanting the Clarisonic Smart Profile™ for their own daily skincare regime. We love it that much.


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