Category Archives: Hydration

Seasonal Skin Changes ~ Winter Edition

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Once again Calgary we are at the crossroads of a season change. Jack Frost is biting at our cheeks outside and our indoors our heating is also completely dehydrating our skin. We just can’t seem to escape our drying environment (unless we get on a flight to Hawaii) this time of year. Just like we spoke about in our fall blog, we have very different needs for different seasons. That need in a Calgary winter is protecting our skin’s barrier and to fight against dehydration from the elements.

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 It is commonly brought to our attention here in the clinic that people are feeling tight, flakey and chapped but often still shiny and oily as soon as winter hits. That is because Calgary has very low humidity in the air come November. We will focus on ingredients to aid in the protection of our skin’s barrier in one of our harshest seasons. Our spotlight ingredients for winter are Hyaluronic Acid (hydration) and Essential Fatty Acids or Lipids (nourishment) to keep our skin healthy.

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The Importance of Using Hyaluronic Acid

No matter your skin type, whether it be oily/acne prone or dry/dehydrated; Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a must have for our winters. People often get confused by the difference between a big drink of water for the skin (HA) and nourishment for the skin (lipids/oils). If you have been to SkinScience for one of our consultations you have probably seen our cranberry experiment. We take dried cranberries and soak them in both oil and water for a few weeks/months. In the end the cranberries soaked in oil are unchanged; hence oils don’t hydrate or ‘plump’ the skin. The cranberries soaked in water are returned to their original state; plump and juicy! This is what we want for our skin. Keeping our HA levels robust will not only protect our skin barrier but with help fight against the early signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles.

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The Importance of Using Natural BioLipids

Lipids/oils are equally important to protect our skin’s barrier in a Calgary winter. Some people produce enough oils naturally but if you are a true dry skin type, you may feel like you need some extra nourishment and hydration when the snow starts flying. If you are someone who spends a lot of time outdoors skiing, snowboarding or whatever brings you out into the elements, you will want to give some extra love to your wind whipped skin. Below are our top sellers at SkinScience by skin type/condition to fight back against Jack Frost.

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Best Serums to Restore Moisture and Water into the Skin.

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Our top selling HYDRATING SERUMS for all skin types are:

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  1. Dermaquest B5 Hydrating Serum – Shower your skin in our intensive and lightweight hydrating serum, delivering immediate, luminous moisture, essential for all skin types. With one of the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid this serum is a top seller.
  2. Aliquote Skin HydraLift Infusion – Firming serum with botanical extract 400x stronger then Hyaluronic Acid provides instant hydration for firmer looking skin. Ginseng and fruit extracts protect from visible aging changes caused by pollution and HEV light.
  3. SkinCeuticals H.A Intensifier – This multi-beneficial formula containing a high concentration of pure hyaluronic acid, proxylane (good for glycation) and purple rice extract supports the skins natural HA reservoir in the uppermost layers to help renew plumpness, elasticity and firmness. 
  4. SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel – Contains hyaluronic acid, the body’s natural hydrator, to bind moisture to the skin. Enriched with vitamin B5, this hydrating gel helps maximize the benefits of your daily moisturizer.

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Pro-Tips

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Always layer your serums thinnest to thickest, finishing with a moisturizer and SPF last.

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Best Serums to Restore Natural Lipids and Oils into the Skin.

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Our top selling lipid/nourishment creams for dry and dehydrated skin types are;

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  1. SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 – Specially formulated with a maximized concentration of 2% pure ceramides, 4% natural cholesterol, and 2% omega fatty acids, a lipid ratio optimized for natural barrier restoration in aging skin. 
  2. Dermaquest Nourishing Peptide Rich – Our lavish moisturizer is formulated with drier skin types in mind. Experience luxury from advance peptides, antioxidants and essential hydrators for immediate relief.

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Love your cream but need a boost for winter? Try adding in these top selling serums;

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  1. Dermaquest Radiant Skin Facial Oil – A blend of 9 essential oils that soothe irritated chapped skin. This fast acting, leave ion oil provides healing and anti-inflammatory qualities as it deeply nourishes dry, dehydrated and compromised skin. 
  2. Aliquote Skin Soothing Lipid Repair – Replenishing serum with glycolipids and vitamins E and F provides instant glow and smoother, plumper skin. Antioxidant Lipochroman protects from environmental aging.

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Pro-Tips

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Use the Radiant Skin Facial Oil alone for an SOS treatment or add it to your moisturizer for a daily nourishing boost.

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 The Soothing Lipid Repair makes a great barrier against the elements for skiers or snowboarders and other winter enthusiasts.

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Don’t Forget Hydration from the Inside in the winter!

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And lastly but oh so important, hydrate from within! Drinking lots of water is so important to our overall health. Give it an extra boost with a collagen supplement.

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 Our favorite collagen supplement is;

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withinUs TruMarine Collagen – This Non GMO, wild caught and sustainably sourced collagen is a premium- select grade hydrolyzed collagen, which offers unmatched advantages. withinUs TruMarine Collage provides a high concentration of specific amino acids, which help with the formation of collagen in the body. Sourced from the best raw material, our collagen is extracted exclusively from the scales of wild, sustainable fish from the deep, clean waters of the South Pacific Ocean. Just add to your water and drink!

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Health Canada approved, Kosher, Non GMO verified, dairy, gluten and soy free, tested for heavy metals. 

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As always if you have concerns with the weather change wreaking havoc on your skin, book in for a service or consult with a SkinScience team member. We will be happy to help you choose the best options for your skins health!

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10 Tips to Get your Skin Back in Shape after Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is over and we all feel stuffed (pun intended), bloated and uncomfortable. Looking in the mirror, it’s not only the larger waistline that is concerning but the dull, blemished & tired complexion staring back at us. Many people get back in the healthy swing of things by doing some form of cleanse, exercise or detox but let’s not forget about our skin’s health!

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Here are some great tips for some common skin aliments that follow holiday over-indulgence. Check out these SOS products to whip your skin back into shape for the ultimate skin detox!

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SKIN DETOX FOR OILY SKIN + BLEMISHES

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All the delicious greasy foods and sweets may have caused extra oiliness and some unwanted blemishes to pop up. Not to worry — we have our best seller spot treatment to come to the rescue!

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Aliquote Skin Nighty Night Spot Treatment

A SkinScience best seller! With the main detoxifying and soothing actives being sulfur, calamine and zinc oxide, it is sure to help clear up and soothe inflammation while aiding in the healing of your skin (and kill that nasty acne bacteria).  Cleanse and dab on to the affected area and go to sleep. This treatment will do all the work while you rest!

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Maybe all that decedent food caused more than just a few blemishes.  Here are some quick DIY fixes. First you will want to resurface and unclog your pores by using some form of smart exfoliation (meaning an AHA or BHA) here are some of our favorites for at-home exfolating treatments;

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Dermaquest Mini Pumpkin Mask

Multitasking pumpkin pulp, mandelic and lactic acids are sure to unclog, resurface and brighten your complexion. A quick pick-me-up in only 5-7 mins, making sure to rinse thoroughly with tepid water.

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Dermaquest DermaClear Pads

Using willow bark-derived salicylic acid, these pads will help remove impurities and excess oils to aid in unclogging your pores. With the cooling properties of tea tree, it will also help soothe inflammation. Just wipe on let absorb and follow with your daily products. Remember when using exfoliating acids it is very important to use your daily SPF!

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Now that you have resurfaced and unclogged your skin, this is the perfect time to use highly concentrated treatments, as they will absorb better into the skin. Masks are more concentrated than daily products to aid in an SOS type of situation, such as a skin detox. Some of our favorite detoxifying & clarifying masks are;

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SkinCeuticals Clarifying Clay Masque

Combines natural earth clays with alpha hydroxy acid blend to unclog pores, lift impurities and oils, and exfoliate skin. 

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Dermaquest DermaClear Mask

Specially formulated with salicylic acid, two botanicals extracts, and three cooling plant stem cell extracts, DermaClear Mask soothes and nourishes skin stressed from acne while brightening discoloration and acne scars. A lifeline for targeting multiple acne related concerns, this mask lessons congestion while addressing irritated skin.

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SKIN DETOX FOR DEHYDRATED SKIN

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Maybe blemishes aren’t a concern for you (lucky!). Maybe it was all the wine, beer and coffee that dehydrated your skin to look like a shrivelled raisin. The wine, combined with the cooler weather and indoor heating kicking in, may have left your skin feeling parched, tight and lackluster. This brings us to another major post-holiday concern – dehydration.

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Looking in the mirror seeing all the crepe like fine lines is a tell-tale sign of dehydration. This is when the SKIN IS LACKING WATER not oil. This is commonly mistaken for dryness (lacking oil or lipids) in the skin. Your best bet here is an SOS mask containing high concentration of hyaluronic acid or vitamin B5 (Panthenol).  Our favorite two hydrating masks are safe for all skin types (yes, including acne prone skin). 

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Dermaquest Hydrating Gel Mask

Formulated to hydrate and enhance elasticity, this mask features soothing lilac plant stem cell extract, water-binding hyaluronic acid, anti-aging MDI complex, evening primrose oil and nine botanicals and plant extracts to refresh, restore and protect dehydrated skin. This is a cooling and quenching treatment to replenish essential moisture in any skin type.

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SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Masque

this deeply hydrating masque is enriched with vitamin B5 and hyaluronic acid to help restore your skin’s natural moisturizing factor (NFM) for a plumped healthy glow.

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2-STEP ILLUMINATING AT-HOME TREATMENT

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Still feeling a bit sluggish from the all the stuffing you ate? Does your skin look as dull and tired as you feel? Let’s wake it up with an at home mini treatment! First resurface all that skin buildup that is making you look like the powdery flour that went in the yummy pumpkin pie, by using a glycolic acid. Our favorite quick pick me up is;

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1) Aliquote Skin Illuminating Peel Pads

With glycolic acid at a low pH , hydrating peptides and botanical extracts, these pads smooth, firm and brighten. No more flour face!

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Follow up with an amazing brightening mask for the luminous glow we all desire!

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2) Dermaquest C Infusion TX Mask

This ultra-nourishing mask is brimming with vitamin C, alpha lipoic acid, antioxidants and peptides, creating a silky smooth anti-aging treatment. This lavish mask fades fine lines and wrinkles, leaving you with an instant glow and radiant complexion. A SkinScience favourite!

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FIGHT THE ULTIMATE SKIN AGER – INFLAMMATION

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As if blemishes, dehydration and lackluster skin wasn’t enough. Our bellies are bloated and we are puffy all over, including under our eyes. Our skin is inflamed and irritated, triggered by all the inflammatory foods we have treated ourselves to. Inflammation is a pro-aging in all tissues. Meaning, it is the main cause of some major aliments such as; joint pain, cardio vascular disease, gingivitis and acne to name a few. It is also known to accelerate skin aging. Well, time to treat ourselves again with some anti-inflammatory products! For an added boost perform a lymphatic drainage massage for the face and eyes to relieve puffiness. Don’t know how? We do! 

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SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Mask

Containing botanical extracts, dipeptide and hyaluronic acid this mask hydrates while calming inflamed compromised skin. Instant hydration and cools on contact for restoring comfort.

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Aliquote Skin SensiCalm Lotion

With highly anti-inflammatory ingredient green tea and soothing vitamin E this serum is bound to calm the red puffy appearance of your inflamed, warm skin and cheeks.

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With this knowledge, why only do SOS treatments post-holiday? Keep skin health going all year round. Following a healthy diet and regular intake of water is good for us internally and externally. However, our skin still needs topical products to prevent aggressors such as pollution and our indulgences in decadent foods every now and then. Maybe you suffered from more than one of these post-holiday aliments? Maybe you do year round?

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THE ULTIMATE ANTI-AGING INGREDIENTS = GROWTH FACTORS

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Our absolute favorite all-encompassing anti-aging, clarifying, hydrating, brightening and anti-inflammatory product comes as a duo!

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AnteAGE MD Growth Factors Serum & Accelerator

With the main ingredient being Bone Marrow Derived Growth Factors and Cytokines – the ultimate anti-aging, anti-inflammatory ingredients of the skin care world! Since not all growth factor products are created the same, we have researched and curated the best, purest, most active and safest source of growth factors, for you! Growth factors and cytokines are active on the deepest layers of the skin, while serving the following roles:

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1) The Conductor – Instructing other cells

2) The Worker – Tissue repair and reconstruction

3) The Firefighter – Very anti-inflammatory

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Would like to know more about Growth factors? Stayed tuned for our up-coming blog. 

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All these products are great for your DIY SOS Post-Holiday Detox. If you really over did, book in with us here at SkinScience for a Deep Pore Cleansing Facial & LED Red Light (great for inflammation).

Not sure what to book? Call for an Open Procedure so we can access the damage from over- indulging and bring your skin back to health! ☺

Pregnancy & Skin Care ~ 8 Ingredients You Should Avoid (and Healthy Alternative Options)

Being pregnant means your skincare has to be as clean and safe as possible.

So you just found out you’re pregnant. Congratulations!! But right after the excitement come the questions: What now? Can I do this? Can I eat/drink that? Can I put this skin care product on my skin? Pregnancy is very confusing and I am sure you’ve heard all the do’s and don’ts there are… yet you still feel unsure about everything. And that’s perfectly normal! We all want the best for our little babies!

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There is not one “best” product for everyone, but there are a lot of pregnancy-safe products, individually selected to work best for your skin and situation. Pregnancy is one of those times you are in need of an individual approach. Hormonal changes can lead to hyperpigmentation and acne, and you are limited in your skin care ingredients choices.

Here’s a quick review of what you SHOULDN’T use during pregnancy:

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Retinoids

Hydroquinone 

Formaldehyde

Fragrances

Parabens

Salicylic Acid

Thioglycolic Acid

Avobenzone

Benzoyl peroxide

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RETINOIDS

Vitamin A and its derivatives are used for a variety of reasons – from acne to wrinkles. The problem is that excess vitamin A could be harmful to the fetus.  Stay away from Retinol, Retinyl Palmitate, Retinal, Retinaldehyde, Adapalene (Differin), Retinoic acid  (RetinA) and Tretinoin (Tazorac, Biacna) during pregnancy. They are highly toxic for your baby. You should not get pregnant if they’re using these medications. But if you do get pregnant, stop taking retinoids immediately and contact your doctor.

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HYDROQUINONE

Hydroquinone is restricted or forbidden in many countries because of its potential toxicity to skin cells. Women (and men) use this powerful skin lightener to treat brown spots (hyperpigmentation) from sun exposure and hormonal changes. Pigmentation problems (such as melasma) are one of the main skincare issues during pregnancy, and it’s extremely important to avoid using hydroquinone during pregnancy and breastfeeding. There are no clinical trials proving the safety of hydroquinone on pregnant women, so it’s simply safer to avoid it altogether.

A great alternative can be found in plant-based lightening ingredients, like arbutin, vitamin C, licorice and lightening peptides. Here are a few examples of brightening products that are safe for you and your baby:

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DermaQuest C Infusion Cleanser

Aliquote Skin HydraGlow Mist

DermaQuest SkinBrite Serum

DermaQuest SkinBrite Cream

DermaQuest EyeBrite 

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FORMALDEHYDE

Formaldehyde and formaldehyde-releasing preservatives (FRPs) are (unfortunately) still used in many personal care products, such as skin care, nail polish, nail glue, eyelash glue, hair gel, hair-smoothing products, baby shampoo, body soap, body wash and color cosmetics. As the unhealthiest preservatives on the market, they have been linked to cancer, allergic reactions, irritations, and respiratory problems. 

Check your labels and avoid the following formadehyde-releasing ingredients: Formaldehyde, quaternium-15, DMDM hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea, diazolidinyl urea, polyoxymethylene urea, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol (bromopol) and glyoxal.

None of the products that are available at SkinScience contain formaldehyde nor formaldehyde-releasing preservatives.  We want what’s best for you and your baby! 

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FRAGRANCE

We’ve all gone to the drugstore, tried a tester and…OMG, that smell!! We can all agree that clean and safe doesn’t smell like exotic foods and flowers, at least not most of the time! Parfum, perfume, linalool, limonene, eugenol, citronellol, geraniol, or cinnamal are all found in products that smell great, but…that are also linked to skin allergies, nervous system problems and even cancer. Say no to these ingredients! 

“Fragrances are usually made up of other harmful chemicals, like parabens, benzene derivatives, aldehydes, and more that are linked to cancer and nervous system issues,” says Dendy Engelman, MD, board-certified dermatologic surgeon.

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PARABENS

Parabens are included almost everywhere these days as chemical preservatives.

“These chemicals (parabens) have been linked to breast cancer as well as affecting the reproductive system,” Dr. Engelman explains. “They are mainly used to preserve products, found in everything from foundations to styling gel. However, so many wonderful products exist and do not need to include this harmful ingredient.”

Don’t get us wrong, any water-based product needs to have a preservative system to keep bacteria at bay and preserve the stability of the skin care formula. But when it comes to preservatives in skin care, phenoxyethanol is our favourite, whether you are pregnant or not.

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SALICYLIC ACID

We are not fans of this acne-busting ingredient DURING pregnancy and breastfeeding (not pregnant? no problem), and while some may say that you can use it topically and in small concentrations, we prefer to be safe and stay away! If you are pregnant and experiencing acne breakouts, stick with AHAs (like glycolic, lactic and mandelic acids) for exfoliation and a combination of [sulfur + zinc oxide] for their safe anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

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Here are a few of our favorite products for acne during pregnancy:

DermaQuest Peptide Glyco Cleanser (10% GA)

Aliquote Skin MicroResurfacing Serum (10% GA + Probiotics)

Aliquote Skin Illuminating Peel Pads (10% GA)

DermaQuest DermaClear Mandelic Cleanser (5% MA, call to order)

Aliquote Skin Nighty Night Spot Tx (10% sulfur + Zinc Oxide)

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THIOGLYCOLIC ACID

*** Not to be confused with glycolic acid, this ingredient is used in depilatory creams (like Neet, Veet, Nad’s, etc.) ***

While there are no studies about the effects that this chemical has on a growing fetus, it’s important to note that in Europe they limit the amount of thioglycolic acid that can be used in products to 5%, whereas products sold in the U.S. are allowed to contain as much as 15.2%. That’s a big difference, and when combined with the lack of solid data on the health risks, it’s best to leave these products on the shelf.

We recommend you shave manually during your pregnancy and while breastfeeding and consider laser hair removal afterwards. This light-based technology is simply healthier for the skin than waxing or toxic hair-removal creams.

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CHEMICAL SUNSCREENS

Sunscreen is a nonnegotiable year-round, but especially during pregnancy, it’s important to pay closer attention to which type of formula you choose. Avobenzone, homosalate, octisalate, octocrylene, oxybenzone, oxtinoxate, menthyl anthranilate, and oxtocrylene—ingredients in chemical sunscreens are not all classified under the FDA categories, but only applying physical blockers like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide is the safest. 

There has been some suggestive evidence of chemical sunscreen risks, but they haven’t been fully substantiated yet. With the options we have like Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide it is really a no-brainer to choose them over harmful chemicals in sunscreens as Avobenzone or oxybenzone.

Safe, Mineral-Based Sunscreen During Pregnancy:

DermaQuest SheerZinc SPF30

IMAGE Prevention + Tinted Oil-free Moisturizer SF30 (call to order)

IMAGE Prevention + Hydrating SPF30 (call to order)

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BENZOYL PEROXIDE

Benzoyl peroxide can be a powerful and efficacious acne-buster, but it’s a bit too powerful for baby. 

“Though pregnancy can often cause hormonal acne, unfortunately, the typical acne products found over the counter, like benzoyl peroxide, fall in category C,” says Jenna Queller, MD, FAAD, of MFC Dermatology. “That means there’s some possible risk to the fetus, and a majority of dermatologists and ob-gyns I work with would say to avoid these products.” 

Better safe than sorry, we say!

Acne Spot Treatments Safe During Pregnancy

Aliquote Skin Nighty Night Spot Tx (sulfur, zinc oxide, calamine)

SkinCeuticals Clarifying Clay Mask (as a spot treatment, white clay, glycolic acid)

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Pregnancy can be scary or confusing, but it’s also one of the greatest moments of our lives! Hyperpigmentation, hormonal acne and excess hair are changes that are common in pregnancy, but chances are everything will be going back to normal in the first 6 months after you give birth. (OK, maybe not everything ~ you’re not gonna sleep soon, but you knew that already) 😉

Want to know more about what would be your perfect skin care routine while you are expecting? Contact us today and let’s book you in for your 1-hour personalized consultation! There are also different types of treatments we offer that are 100% baby-friendly, and will still give you great results while keeping your skin under control. 

Book your consultation with Marie by calling our front desk at 403-287-1477. 

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Can’t Kick the Dryness? We Can Fix That!

Autumn is rolling in here in Calgary. The air is fresher in the mornings, fall wardrobes are sneaking into view and your skin feels so incredibly drab!

 

Shifting weather can wreak havoc on your skin, even more so when the shifts happen quickly – and we live in Alberta where the weather forecast is only accurate for about 5 minutes. Last week you were basking in the glorious B.C. sunshine, enjoying summer vacation, and yesterday you were dealing with a frosty walk in to work!

 

The results of these **delightful** weather changes is skin that now feels like it just can’t absorb moisture. You apply your moisturizer, but it just can’t get in. It feels like it sitting on top of your face, you apply over and over but nothing. At this point you are starting to feel a bit dull and prune-ish – wrinkles are looking worse, dark spots are more noticeable, and you are really frustrated by constantly feeling dry and tight. Blah!

 

First – this is normal.  You should know this is a VERY common concern.

 

Second – you don’t have to struggle! The solution is easy! It takes about 45 min and is an investment of $189

 

Third – Once you’ve had your treatment, you will wonder why you waited so long!

 

Our Advanced Dermaplaning is probably our most popular September treatment. Its popular because:

 

  • No Downtime! You leave looking gloriously bright and fresh,  like your skin can finally breathe
  • Its comfortable, actually it can be downright relaxing. We’d tell you about all the clients that almost have fallen asleep, but we don’t break confidences 😉
  • It gets better after you leave, for the week following you can see a continued improvement in your skin as your products are no longer inhibited by dry, dead skin build up and can therefore work better.
  • Like everything we do, it is customized to what your skin needs. We finish each Advanced Dermaplaning with a customized treatment masque to further eliminate problems associated with dehydrated skin (if you are acne prone, clogged pore extractions are usually performed in place of masque).

 

Don’t wait! Release the glowing goddess hidden behind all those layers, book your Advanced Dermaplaning today!  Call us at :

403-287-1477

 

 

 

Tried, Tested + True >>> Peptides 101 (The Little Molecules That Could)

 

Peptides – the little molecules that could. 

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At SkinScience, we are BIG fans of peptides and we think they are the most important breakthrough in skin care in recent years. Peptides are small chains of amino acids that pack a HUGE punch when it comes to skin health. Depending on their amino acid (?) composition, peptides perform different functions in the skin.

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(with 20 different amino acids to choose from, the combinations are almost endless!!) 

 

1. ANTI-AGING PEPTIDES // Matrixyl, Argireline help boost skin fibers to smooth fine lines and wrinkles 

 

2. EXFOLIATING PEPTIDES // Move over St.Ives scrub, there’s a new kid in town – dipeptide 3 norleucine boosts cell exfoliation by competing with the proteins that holds cells together. Sneaky but awesome! 

 

3. BRIGHTENING PEPTIDES // Bye bye hydroquinone, hello oligopeptide-68! This sophisticated peptides inhibits am important enzyme needed for the production of extra brown pigment – TRP-1 and TRP-2. It’s better at lightening than arbutin and vitaminC combined!!!! 

 

4. FIRMING PEPTIDES // Hexapeptide-11 is a multitasking peptides that never takes a break! (and works on 5 keys aspects of skin tightening) 

 

5. HYDRATING PEPTIDES // Acetyl hexapeptide-37 boosts the performance of aquaporin 3 (AQP3) which helps water move through the layers of the epidermis to restore hydration and skin flexibility. 

 

6. ANTIGLYCATION PEPTIDES // Tetrapeptide-23 reduces advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and is an antioxidant that prevent free radical damage. 

 

7. STRESS REDUCING PEPTIDES // Acetyl tetrapeptide-22 increases Heat Shock Protein HSP70 levels in the skin, which enhances stress tolerance and prevents cell damage. 

 

Wow, who knew that such small molecules could do so much!

Here are our most recommended peptide-containing products.

BEST ANTI-AGING PEPTIDE SERUM

DermaQuest Peptide Line Corrector

 

BEST BRIGHTENING PEPTIDE SERUM

DermaQuest SkinBrite Serum

DermaQuest 3D HydraFirm Serum

 

BEST FIRMING PEPTIDE EYE CREAM

DermaQuest Peptide Eye Firming Serum