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Microneedling: How SkinScience Clinic Takes it to the Next Level

While we recently briefed Calgary on the ins and outs of microneedling, we had to follow up to explain why exactly we here at SkinScience Clinic are so passionate about the treatment.

Here at SkinScience, we don’t believe in cookie-cutter approaches to skin: we throw our weight behind science-backed solutions, education, and personalization for each and every client that walks through our door… and with eight years of microneedling experience, we pride ourselves, in true SkinScience-style, in elevating the microneedling experience to being the most effective it can be.

A Refresher on Microneedling

Used to treat common skin complaints such as age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, discolouration, acne scars, and visible signs of aging, microneedling is a minimally-invasive cosmetic treatment that dates back to the 1990s. By utilizing thin sterilized needles to puncture the surface layer of your skin to cause minor trauma and, consequently, trigger the “derma”—the deeper layer of skin—to rebuild, microneedling triggers collagen and helps to plump skin while reducing scarring, wrinkles, pigmentation, and rosacea.

Painless, safe for all skin types, and requiring zero downtime, it’s no wonder why microneedling has become one of SkinScience’s most popular treatments here in Calgary.

Why is SkinScience’s Microneedling the Best in Calgary?

We’re glad you asked! Throughout SkinScience’s eight years of microneedling experience (and over 50 years in overall combined skincare experience!), we’ve ensured that our clients here in Calgary receive the most thorough treatments possible.

When experiencing microneedling treatments here at SkinScience, you can expect:

  • A total prep and treatment time of 60 – 75 min for a single treated area, and 75 – 90 min for two treated areas
  • The option of upgrading to Fractora— microneedling combined with radiofrequency in order to more effectively reduce the look of stretch marks, deep acne scars, wrinkles on the face, neck and/or chest, and enlarged pores— for $800 – $999, with a discount for the second area if desired
  •  The use of numbing cream for improved comfort if the DermaPen or Fractora is chosen for administration
  •  The option to boost your microneedling treatment by adding: purified cocktail of regenerative growth factors to your treatment for an additional $100 or 15 – 20 min of LED Red Light Therapy to accelerate skin renewal for an additional $95
  • Aftercare that includes Avene thermal spa water and AnteAGE growth factors
  • Education on the 24 hours post-treatment, which includes recommendations on which activities to avoid and which products to opt for while your skin is healing

Immediate benefits include skin tightening, the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, the plumping of skin, an instantaneous glow, and a decrease in visible scars and colouration. While rough texture and redness is common post-treatment, these side-effects should subside within the first 48 hours, and any minor discomfort will fade within seven days (or earlier, depending on the length of the needles used).

Customizing treatments to each client’s skin goals is so important, which is why we take the extra step and offer science-backed add-ons and post-treatment topicals: since microneedling can boost product absorption by up to 1000%, our topicals are carefully chosen in order to help you surpass your skin goals. Both our optional purified growth factors and our post-treatment AnteAGE MD growth factors are specifically engineered to help your skin retain its renewed firmness and elasticity longer.

So What Are You Waiting For?

Winter is the safest month to have microneedling treatments performed on your skin due to the lower risk of sunburn, so don’t wait until Spring to get your glow on! The ideal duration of microneedling sessions is one every 4 – 6 weeks.

Whether you’re already in love with microneedling or still needing to experience the benefits yourself, book your appointment with us today and let us get you the skin of your dreams.

How To Get Holiday-Ready Skin

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Holiday party season is amongst us!

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Well Calgary, did we even get a fall? The leaves are gone and the bare bones trees and cold blowing snow are the first reminders to get Holiday Party Ready! With the colder and drier weather, our spirits are not the only thing that needs a little brightening; our skin very likely needs a good sparkle too! Let’s look forward to brightening our spirits with all the beautiful decorations, sparkling snow and get party ready skin with a chemical peel for a radiant glow! (Did that rhyme?)

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Did you know that there are different levels of chemical peels? Often people whom are misinformed (thanks Samantha from Sex and the City! Did we just age ourselves!?)  shy away from this type of procedure prior to an event. Now don’t get us wrong, there are definitely some skin conditions that require a more aggressive and deeper peel; leaving the skin raw and peeling, but there are also more superficial peels that leave the skin refined and glowing. This is what we’re talking about for a pre-party treatment. Not only do we have a few that will leave the skin smooth and radiant but with over 18 peels to choose from here at SkinScience, we can customize one for your specific needs even the most sensitive of skin types. 

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Chemical Peel – A chemical peel is when a specific acid such as AHA/ BHA’s or an enzyme is applied to the skin to help reduce various skin concerns such as pigmentation, scarring, fine lines and wrinkles and red or dull complexions. Professional chemical peels can range from light peels with little to no downtime, to deeper peels with downtime of a week in most cases.

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Today we are going to focus on our most popular surface exfoliating peels to reveal your skin’s sparkle. 

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This is a list of our top 4 pre-party peels from mild to moderate with minimal to no downtime;

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Organic Enzyme Peel – this is an enzyme based peel with pineapple and papaya. Not only does it smell like a tropical holiday but it is also organic. This is our most gentle peel that reduces inflammation, is full of antioxidant protection and gently resurfaces for a radiant glow.

The Signature Facelift – With 30% L-Ascorbic Acid this is great for brightening, inflammation, acne/acne scars, rosacea, antioxidant protection, firming the skin and creating a dewy glow.

C-Infusion Resurfacer – This antioxidant resurfacer brightens and revitalizes resistant skin as it removes layers of sluggish skin cells. Vitamin C, Glycolic and a plethora of plant extracts infuse the skin tissues with antioxidants and hydrating properties to contribute to barrier repair.

Lactic Acid Resurfacer – Ideal for sun damage, melasma and sensitized skin condition like rosacea, this 30% lactic acid resurfacer is active while gentle for an even skin tone. Paired with sodium hyaluronate, this treatment is the ultimate cellular humectant (yay for Calgarians). An unrivaled moisture magnet, crafted to replenish dehydrated, dull skin.

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Any of these amazing chemical peels can be done alone or added to another service. 

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If you would like the ultimate pre-party resurfacing treatment, think about combining a chemical peel with a dermaplaning and LED red light.

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Dermaplaning – Dermaplaning is a cosmetic procedure that removes the top layers of your skin by using a surgical blade to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, and pore size. It is also known as a great party ready procedure as it removes vellus hairs for a smoother makeup application and aides in the better absorption of products; including the peel, for a dewy glow. 

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LED Red Light Therapy – LED red light, the wavelength of 630nm, known as ‘bio-active’ light can increase cellular activity, soothe inflammation and promote collagen. With the benefits of skin rejuvenation, increased skin elasticity, repair to damaged cells, refining pores and firming the skin, this anti-aging and highly anti-inflammatory treatment is a must have to calm more active procedures and inflammatory skin conditions.

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If you want resurfacing with the added benefit of rehydration; think about adding a peel to a Medical Facial.

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Medical Facial – Our medical facial is completely customized to you specific skins needs. We will choose appropriate products from one or all of our four pharmaceutical grade product lines that we carry here at SkinScience. As a finalist for “Best Medical Facial in Canada”, SkinScience is proud to offer the highest quality of professional medical facials. In this 15-step facial treatment, every step is adapted to your skin concerns and each patient has a personalized facial protocol designed for him/her.

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Some of the concerns we address in our medical facials: pigmentation, rosacea, eczema, hydration, radiance, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, skin texture and acne.

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Adding a peel will boost the absorption of these products for an amazing luster to enhance your skins natural sparkle.

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As always, if you are unsure of what treatment would be best for you… give us a call here at SkinScience. It would give us great JOY to help customize a plan to get your skin holiday ready and brighten your spirits! We are always full of MERRIMENT and love nothing more than helping our patients with their skin needs.  Happy Holiday Party Season!

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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! ☺

The Mineral Advantage ~ Why You Should Be Using Sun Protection Every Day

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Aaaahhh Calgary! One minute it’s summer, and the next it’s winter. There’s just no in-between, and it has a HUGE impact on our skin’s health and hydration. One minute you are a sweaty, oily mess, the next, dry and flaky. But did you know that no matter the season, it’s best to wear sunscreen all day, every day? You read that right! If you want to prevent wrinkles, loose skin, brown spots and blotchiness, it’s best to use sun protection on a daily basis.

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When you turn 70 and people think you’re 52, you’ll thank us for this valuable piece of skin care information! 😉

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Before we get into why at SkinScience we prefer mineral sunscreen over chemical sunscreen, let’s address a very commonly asked question: What is an SPF and how does it work? 

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Many people are confused when it comes to SPF values and why a higher number doesn’t necessarily mean better protection for our skin (especially over an SPF50). In order to understand SPF, we need to talk about UVA and UVB rays.

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The Difference between UVA and UVB rays

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There are two types of rays that we need to protect our skin against. UVB – The Burning rays and UVA – the Aging rays. 

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UVB light is in the range of 290 nm-320 nm. There are 2 types of UVA rays, UVA1 and UVA2. UVA1 light is in the range 340-400 nm; UVA2 light is in the range 320-340nm.

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To give you a better understanding, all light has different wavelengths and are measured in nanometers or nm for short. To put this into perspective, a nanometer is one billionth of a meter. Some are visible and some are not. These differences in wavelengths are important because specific sunscreen actives are needed to protect against these rays. UVA rays don’t burn our skin but can cross glass (and therefore windows) and cause significant damage to the skin.

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What Exactly is SPF?

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SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor.  This a measurement of how well a sunscreen will protect against UVB rays (based on the assumption that you apply enough ie. teaspoonful for the face), the kind of ray that causes sunburn, damages skin and can contribute to skin cancer. The number of an SPF is a measurement of protection from the amount of UVB exposure and this is where it gets a bit tricky.

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If your skin would normally burn after 10 minutes in the sun, applying an SPF 15 would (theoretically, if you apply enough sunscreen and in perfect lab conditions) allow you to stay in the sun for approximately 150 minutes (a factor of 15 times longer). Again, this is approximate and will depend on skin type, the intensity of sunlight, environmental conditions and the amount of product applied on the skin. That being said, an SPF value tells us about the amount of UVB rays screened/blocked, but doesn’t tell us anything about how well the product blocks UVA rays (the rays that cause skin aging).

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For daily use, most dermatologists recommend an SPF 30 as it offers enough protection for an average day. If you are spending a lot of time outside for hiking, gardening, running, walking, sports or a vacation, a higher SPF will be beneficial for added protection. Most people don’t apply enough to get the true SPF rating. For example if you apply only ½ the amount needed (this is very common) of a 30 SPF your likely only getting an 15 SPF, so less protection. This is why dermatologists (and the Canadian Dermatology Association) have upped the suggested daily minimum from SPF 15 to SPF 30. Again this is enough for the average day. You still need to re-apply every 90 minutes ensure the best protection against damaging UV rays.

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Higher SPF sunscreens often mean higher UVB protection but do not tell us anything about UVA (aging) protection. Remember that oh so silent but deadly ray we spoke about earlier? Most chemical sunscreens will claim Broad Spectrum Protection and can get away with it if it can screen one of the types of UVA rays. But remember, there are 2 different UVA rays with different wavelengths.  These rays are aging us and causing damage as we sit in our cars, offices and nap on that sunny spot on our couch! A true, well rounded Broad Spectrum Protection SPF will protect against all UVA (short and long) and UVB rays.

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The Mineral Advantage

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So, let’s get down to it. Why at SkinScience do we prefer mineral sunscreen over chemical sunscreen? It is really quite simple.

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Chemical sunscreens have to absorb into the skin for 15 minutes before being active and then they absorb the rays to act like a screen. The actives found in most chemical sunscreens are a combination of oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate, and/or octinoxate. Some are known to be more harmful than others, such as oxybenzone. These have been recently called for more research by the Food and Drug Administration for further research on safety, including, skin irritation, hormonal disruption and even skin cancer. That in combination with not always being a true broad spectrum protection (all UVA and UVB protection) is enough to see why mineral sunscreen is a better option. Now let’s get to the benefits of a mineral sunscreen and you can draw your own conclusion.

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Mineral sunscreen is safer and does not get absorbed into the skin. It blocks and reflects rays away from our skin immediately as opposed to being absorbed and then filtered like a chemical SPF. The actives in a mineral sun screen are Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide. These are naturally found in our environment and are also safe for our oceans. Most protected reef tours will not allow tourists to use chemical sunscreens because it is harmful to marine life. Zinc is known to be a natural anti-inflammatory and can help regulate oil production (yay for acne prone skin!). Zinc oxide is a true broad spectrum protection and protects against all UVA and UVB rays. There are studies that show that visible light can age us. Think of our computer and television screens, our phones and even the office lighting. Minerals are blocking against these aging wavelengths as well. Can your chemical sunscreen do that? NO!

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The following table (courtesy of TiZO) gives a great visual explanation of why zinc oxide is the best mineral sunscreen for you, and why you should not use a sunscreen containing Titanium dioxide alone. Always use a Zinc oxide based sunscreen, or a [zinc oxide + titanium dioxide] based sunscreen.

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Our Clinic’s Favorites

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 Some of our favorite mineral sunscreens are:

SkinCeuticals – Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF50 & Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF50 

DermaQuest – SheerZinc SPF30

Image Prevention Plus – Daily Hydrating Moisturizer SPF30 & Daily Tinted Moisturizer SPF30 (oil free).

Colorescience – Sunforgettable Powder Sunscreen SPF50

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Good to Know (and Remember)

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  • The sun is wonderful for your overall health, but can be damaging to the skin (and eyes). Wear your SPF daily, and sunglasses too!
  • UVA and UVB rays are present even on a cloudy day, whether it’s spring, summer, fall or winter.
  • While UVB rays are not as strong in the winter, UVA rays are constant throughout the year and can contribute to skin aging.
  • UVA can easily go through glass (and that includes windows) into your home, car or office.
  • Even if you are not feeling or seeing the burning effects of the sun, the rays are still there.
  • Think of your SPF as a daily moisturizer and not just sun protection because you now know a mineral SPF can protect against so much more!

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Wondering which mineral SPF would be best for YOU? Search no more, come and visit us today and let’s find a sun protection you will fall in love with! (yes, it is possible!)

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Top 4 Antioxidants you need in your skin care routine

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Antioxidants, what are they and why do I need them? 

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This is a question that we get a lot here at SkinScience. People come to us to have a better understanding of skin health and a better skincare routine; antioxidants are often something that is missing. This is a very important key to healthy skin and aging gracefully. 

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Of course you have always heard ‘eat your berries, they’re full of antioxidants!’ This is true, as we need them internally, however, topically is equally important for our skin. We would need to eat an incredibly large amount of berries to have the same effect as a topically applied product, to protect our skin. 

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So here it is – antioxidants protect against free radical damage. Free radical damage is when our cells are attacked and can be put under oxidative stress, which plays a role in premature aging of the skin, hyperpigmentation, triggering inflammatory conditions like eczema and acne, as well as skin cancers. As we age there are less antioxidants available, combine that with the constant attack of free radicals and the balance is lost. If a healthy cell is attacked, it will spend half or more of its energy trying to fight off the attacker, instead of functioning properly. This is something we face every day. Our environment is full of pollution and is attacking our skin from the moment we wake up. In short, antioxidants are free radical warriors! 

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For example; have you ever noticed once you slice open an apple it starts to turn brown? This is because of oxidative stress. Now, if you apply lemon juice to the open flesh of the apple, this will stop it from browning. This is because lemon is full of antioxidants. Side note, you would never want to apply lemon juice to the skin; it can actually have a harmful reaction with sun exposure and cause an unsightly and uncomfortable rash! 

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Now that you have a visual for the power of antioxidant protection, let’s apply it to the skin. Here at SkinScience we have a many favorite options for skin-safe antioxidants. 

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VITAMIN C

has been a longtime industry favorite for skin professionals. Along with its antioxidant properties it also brightens and stimulates collagen. L-ASCORBIC ACID has been a leading form of vitamin C for many years. Our favorite products containing L-ascorbic acid are SkinCeuticals CE FERULIC (for normal to dry skin) and SkinCeuticals PHLORETIN CF (for normal to combination, non acne prone skin). They have two options depending on your skin type. That said, not everyone can tolerate L-ascorbic acid well. Not to worry, another fantastic and industry leading form of vitamin C is TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE found in our very own Aliquote Skin ADVANCED YOUTH COMPLEX (for all skin types, even sensitive ones). 

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Some other well-known antioxidants include; 

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GREEN TEA

The active antioxidant in green tea is Polyphenols, not only does it fight free radical damage but is also an anti-inflammatory (helps reduce redness and inflammation) and works against a decrease in collagen breakdown. Our favorite product containing green tea is Aliquote Skin SENSICALM LOTION

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VITAMIN B3 or NIACINAMIDE

has been proven that topical application has many potential skin benefits, including improved skin hydration, reduced fine lines and wrinkles, decreased brown spots, improved skin redness/blotchiness, and better skin elasticity. Our favorite product containing niacinamide is DermaQuest NIACINAMIDE YOUTH SERUM

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RESVERATROL

is naturally found in berries and red wine (no, we can’t only drink our antioxidants). Resveratrol possesses antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Scientific studies suggest that topically applied resveratrol protects against UVB-induced photodamage, pigmentation, and collagen degradation. One of our favorite products containing resveratrol is DermaQuest STEM CELL 3D EYE LIFT and SkinCeuticals Resveratrol BE

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Needless to say, no matter what your skin type we have a form of antioxidant protection to suit your needs. 

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PRO TIPS 

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1) You’ll get a better protection by wearing your antioxidant during the day. Think rush hour traffic and all the pollution that you’re sitting in. (we certainly hope you don’t have that same level of pollution where you sleep!) 

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2) Most vitamin C or antioxidant serums work best applied to cleansed skin. Cleanse, tone and then apply your antioxidant — you can layer other serums, creams and SPFs on top. Always layer thinnest to thickest. 

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3) Make sure to finish by applying a mineral sunscreen for added protection (we prefer mineral SPF vs chemical SPF but that is for another post!) 

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Want to know more? Book in for a consult today!

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