Stem Cells Youthful Tissue Rejuvenator

Stem Cells Youthful Tissue Rejuvenator Front with RoseInfused with certified organic botanical extracts.

Revamp and reeducate skin cells in no time to repair themselves and behave as they did when skin was healthier and younger.

Superior complex of Alpine Rose Stem Cells and 10% Alpha Hydroxy Acids, dramatically improves cellular metabolism which facilitates the repair process of damaged areas and stimulates new tissue production.

Formula enables deep dermal direct penetration of extra-potent anti-aging concentrations of Soy Isoflavones, Hippophae Berries (Sea Buckthorn), Butcher’s Broom, boosts blood circulation, advanced Hileogaurd 365, naturally guards against UV, Vitamins A, E, and C and other Organic Botanical Extracts.

Recommended Use: On cleansed and toned skin with fingertips, gently apply complex with circular upward motions daily.

Net Wt 1.75 oz

Water Therapy

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Throughout history and across the world, water has been a valuable source of healing and regeneration. Water is the foundation of all life on Earth; it plays a critical role in atmospheric processes and climate. The human body is made up of no less than 75 percent water and some tissues consist of up to 95 percent water. It is essential to existence.

Water therapy is a powerful form of natural medicine with both internal and external benefits. The word “spa” is often affiliated with water treatments and some sources suggest it is an acronym from the Latin phrase sanitas per aquas, meaning health through water. Some people believe that there is positive energy in water that promotes vitality; whether or not that statement is true, water remedies – which are commonly known as spa therapy, hydrotherapy, and balneotherapy – relieve tension and improve immunity, skin appearance, and overall well-being.

HYDRATION
Sufficient water intake is critical for skin hydration, elasticity, and firmness. The absence of adequate levels of water in the body can lead to accelerated aging, as well as health issues, such as thickening of the blood, which leads to the deceleration of blood circulation and metabolism. As a result, the body cannot properly cleanse and detoxify itself. An appropriate amount of daily water consumption helps purge toxins from the body through sweat and urine, enhances skin plumpness, and promotes a healthy glow.

CONTRAST SHOWER
The practice of dramatically altering the body’s external temperature from hot to cold (and vice versa) offers an instant boost to the circulatory system by increasing blood circulation. This type of shower promotes longevity and a well-balanced immune system and is a significant natural remedy in the fight against cellulite. The change in temperature initiates a response from the nerves located at the surface of the skin and aids in the restoration of energy and even mental alertness. It is one of the most effective natural solutions to enhance the body’s own detoxification abilities. The accelerated circulation enables a more efficient purification of toxins from the body and stimulates lymphatic drainage.

HYDROTHERAPY
Many spas and rehabilitation programs take advantage of hydrotherapy. It is a powerful form of alternative medicine that facilitates recovery post-surgery or injury and supports wellness. Hydrotherapy encompasses neutral baths; water exercises, like swimming; water pressure massage; and steam bathing. Depending on water temperature, duration of treatment, water pressure, and the specific area of concern, hydrotherapy has physiological effects that encourage healing and rejuvenation.

BALNEOTHERAPY
Bathing in hot mineral springs or water enriched with Epsom or Dead Sea salt has great capacity to heal the body, mind, and spirit. Balneotherapy bath treatments are effective in improving the condition of many diseases, including psoriasis, arthritis, and fibromyalgia-related chronic pain. Soaking in hot baths reduces swelling and inflammation, lowers fatigue and tension, and even heightens mood. Studies have shown that natural salty seawater eliminates infection, decreases pain, and reestablishes proper cell function.

Water is widely available and is sometimes undervalued for its powerful benefits and many functions. Water therapy may entail an outdoor experience involving soaking in natural springs or grottos, a luxurious visit to the spa, staying well hydrated, or water exercise. It often brings pleasure and relaxation, but, more importantly, it fosters healing, vitality, and health.

 

Written by Victoria Tabak for Dermascope Magazine.
© All Rights Reserved. Published in April 2017 Issue

Thyme – A Natural Remedy

Thyme Skin is a barrier that serves as one of the body’s first lines of defense against harmful microorganisms. The synergy of several immunity-boosting factors acts as protection for the skin and body. Specialized immune cells within skin tissue are one type of defense, they help fight against invading organisms. Skin is also a host to a diverse group of beneficial bacteria collectively known as skin microbiota. These microbes naturally colonize the skin and are referred to as commensals (normal microflora).

Thymus vulgaris, commonly known as thyme, is a superb plant that enhances skin immunity by improving cells of the immune system and beneficial microflora. Throughout history, thyme has been used for medicinal purposes, having antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious and anti-oxidative qualities. Thyme is rich with polyphenols, flavonoids, tannins, alkaloids, thymol, carvacrol, p-cymene, and terpinene.

During the cold, windy winter weather, skin withstands a great deal of assault. Skin tends to feel drier, sensitive and dull without proper and season appropriate care. Hippophae Hydration Balm is an ideal skin immunity-boosting companion to combat the winter skin blues. It is abundant with thyme along with a handful of extra-potent botanical extracts. The combination of hippophae berries, emu oil, rose, shea butter, cinnamon, peppermint, lemon and lavender work together to repair, nourish, moisturize and enhance skin appearance in the face of even the toughest winter weather.

Hippophae Hydration Balm is rich with thyme.

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Reverse and Resist the Effect of Menopause on the Skin 100% Naturally with Plant Derived Phyto-Hormones

As skin matures there develops internal imbalance that strongly impacts and accelerates skin aging. Learn the secret of how to naturally, physically, and effectively reverse the process. Step by step treatment re-educates skin cells back to a more youthful state. Unparalleled effects from age-defying extractions of Lycopene from Tomatoes, Diosgenin from Wild Yams and a powerhouse of other organic bio-actives plus micro-needling enhancement. Hands-on live demonstration!

Instant Non-Surgical Face & Neck Lift with Age Reversing Organic Bio-Actives and Micro-Needling

Learn step by step how to achieve maximum results with micro-needling. Outshine your competition with easy and effective Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), which provides immediate skin tightening and lifting results. Inject skin with highly potent concentrations of stem cells, resveratrol, super antioxidants and 70% pure hyaluronic acid. The CIT Roller stimulates collagen production, fights wrinkles, pigmentation and increases ingredient penetration. Estheticians who stay on the cutting-edge of industry developments do not want to miss this live, hands-on demonstration!

True Breakthrough in Cellulite Treatment – No Equipment or Shower Needed

Learn how to effectively smooth the appearance of cellulite, slim and tone your abdomen, thighs, hips and buttocks in just 30 minutes using the highly potent 100 percent natural 5-step professional LipoMelt® Anti-Cellulite Treatment. Ingeniously simple, it requires no wet room. Achieve maximum immediate and visible results while gaining new clients, as the treatment potency continues to be a reminder with its reactivating properties. Do not miss the step-by-step hands-on demonstration!

30 Minutes in Heaven: Express Services for the New Generation

Revolutionize your spa menu one minute at a time and achieve transformational skin results. Most people want to visit a spa, but cannot find the time. The solution is to re-engineer your menu to include 30-minute packages. In today’s fast-paced culture achieving immediate visible results is simply a must! In just 30 minutes, achieve remarkable skin regeneration and stimulation with effective boosting, brightening, facial contouring, and deep moisturizing. Hands-on live demonstration!

Out with the Old, in with New Vibrant Skin: 6 Step Botanical Chemical Peel Treatment

Achieve fast results with virtually no down time. A simple yet innovative chemical peel procedure that every industry forward spa menu must-have, and every skin professional can confidently perform.  The action of chemical peeling is not only to slough away outer skin imperfections. Peeling guides and forces all bio-active ingredients available in the treatment to penetrate directly and immediately into the epidermis. Learn the process that triggers optimal skin regeneration for all client skin tones.

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Emu Oil: Ancient Remedy for Modern Times

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Far back in history live the mysteries of the once existent dinosaurs, yet evidence reveals that their presence is still very much alive in the Australian emu birds. Emu, the second largest flightless bird in the world and part of the ratite bird family, have many similarities to the theropod dinosaurs. Some studies suggest that emu are a transitional species between a dinosaur and a bird, raising the possibility that the healing powers of the emu date back to the Mesozoic Era.

For hundreds of years, the Australian aboriginal people have utilized the benefits of emu oil for medicinal purposes. Emu birds are harvested for nutritional purposes, and the oil is a byproduct that is derived from the stored fat layer. The fat goes through a purification and refinement process, and is then converted to a hypoalle­rgenic and odorless oil. The oil can maintain stability and shelf life for at least two years.

Emu oil is rich in monosaturated and polysaturated fats that are high in omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9. Because of its health benefits, it can even be considered a topical nutritional supplement. The characte­ristic fat content of emu oil makes it uniquely similar in composition to that of human fatty tissue, enabling easy and swift topical assimilation. Emu oil is abundant with essential fatty acids, antioxidants, carotenoids and flavonoids that work effectively to restore, stimulate and beautify the skin.

Reduces Swelling from Inflammation
Emu oil is an excellent natural remedy that promotes healing, calming any injury or irritation related to erythema, which is redness that can occur on the surface of the skin. The skin cells in the lower layers of the dermis, especially the subcutaneous layer, are surrounded by fatty tissue, much like that of the emu. Emu oil can swiftly penetrate up to 3 inches deep into the dermal layers because the skin recognizes it as a familiar substance.

Once the oil is absorbed, the anti-inflammatory properties of linoleic (omega-6) fatty acid enable a calming, pain-relieving effect. In one study performed at the Harner Burn Center in Texas, emu oil was used to treat burn victims only on one side of their body. The study showed that there was faster healing and scar reduction compared with that of a common burn ointment. Emu oil played a significant role in soothing and calming the areas, reducing inflammation and improving skin moisture levels that facilitated an accelerated the healing process.

Improves Eczema, Dermatitis, and Psoriasis
Many skin disorders are accompanied by inflammation, rashes, and uneven skin texture. Emu oil soothes the skin, lessening dermatitis-related redness and irritation. The sapogens concentrate on softening the skin, which disturbs the hard scaly patches that develop as a result of psoriasis. By reducing inflammation and alleviating dry skin, emu oil relieves skin itching and can positively affect the conditions of eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis.

Stimulates Skin Cell Regeneration
Emu oil contains high concentr­ations of oleic acid (omega-9) and palmitoleic acid (omega-7), which play a significant role in boosting cell production and regeneration. With the increased cell turnover rate, skin can better repair itself. In a study that was published in Dermatology Research and Practice, findings revealed that when emu oil was topically applied to skin burns, the healing process was slightly delayed, but had an overall progressive effect on restoring the skin. Emu oil encourages tissue fiber proliferation and increases collagen production, aiding in the healing of wounds and scars.

Repairs Acne
Emu oil does not clog the pores. A small amount of the oil goes a long way. It goes on light and absorbs instantly. It is a non-irritating ingredient, and is gentle on even the most sensitive skin. As acne heals, there is a risk for blemishes and scarring. Emu oil assists in the healing process, and reduces the accumulation of cells that encompass emerging scar tissue. Terpenes, found in the oil, further battle with acne related infections because of their antimicrobial benefits.

Thickens Skin
Studies have shown that regular use of emu oil can increase skin thickness by two to three times. The oil entraps and holds moisture for long periods of time because of the emollient action of palmitic fatty acid. Emu oil also helps oxygenate skin cells. These combined efforts plump the underlying layers of skin and enhance skin elasticity and thickness.

Decreases Age Spots
Emu oil is rich in vitamin A, a type of carotenoid. Through its considerable amount of antioxidants from vitamin A and vitamin E, emu oil can effectively repair skin damage. Age spots and hyperpig­mentation develop as humans get older due to overexposure to ultraviolet radiation or other melanocyte stimulants, such as hormones.

The increased melanin in localized areas of the skin is responsible for the dark spots that develop on the surface of the skin. The restoring qualities of oleic acid (omega-9) and the plethora of antioxidants can easily penetrate into the dermis. Application of emu oil increases the rate of cell renewal of the unhealthy pigmented tissue, resulting in the reduced severity of age spots.

Reduces Wrinkles
Emu oil moisturizes and nourishes the skin, acting as food for the cells deep in the dermis. With unparalleled transdermal capacity, emu oil heightens the potency of any skin care formula. It contains myristic and stearic fatty acids, which are natural emulsifiers, allowing the collaboration of oil- and water- soluble substances.

Emu oil functions as a powerful delivery system—it is able to penetrate through all the layers of skin. As it passes through, it carries along all the nutrients and contents of the oil itself and any other ingredients present. It easily facilitates the penetration of either water or oil soluble substances.

The efficacy of any skin care product containing emu oil becomes significantly enhanced. The oil can quickly and effectively impact and improve damaged, dry, and malnourished skin, directly combating visible signs of aging. The sapogens and oleic acid (omega-9) soften skin and smooth fine lines and wrinkles.

Creates Protective Barrier and Enhances Immunity
Emu birds are known for having a strong and resistant immune system after having to adapt to the extreme climate in Australia. Application of emu oil improves skin quality and health, strengthening the skin’s overall immunity. The oil is loaded with flavonoids, which are abundant in antioxidants working to defend the skin against environmental stress. It is a natural skin protectant against harmful ultraviolet rays. Although emu oil is not an antibact­erial, it does have anti-septic benefits from the terpenes. The oil may not be able to destroy the bacteria, but it stunts potential bacterial growth and reproduction by creating a protective barrier on the skin.

Moisturizes Dry Scalp
The intense nourishing action of emu oil is not only favorable for the skin on the face. It is equally conditioning and moisturizing for the scalp. It is also great for relieving itching related to dry scalp. The joint strength of hydration boosting palmitic fatty acid, omega 3, 6, 7 and 9 facilitate optimal scalp replenis­hment.

Encourages Hair Growth
Application of emu oil to the scalp rouses cell restoration around the hair follicles that can potentially stop hair loss and assist in the growth of new hair. The heightened epidermal hair follicle activity fortifies the development of new and healthier hair keratin. To achieve optimal hair growth results, emu oil would be most effective when it is incorporated in products with other scalp-stimulating ingredients that have vasodilation properties or a dihydrot­estosterone (DHT)-blocking effect linked to pattern balding.

Use in the Spa
A treatment containing emu oil is ideal in the post care of harsh procedures, such as chemical peels, dermabrasion and needling because it reduces itching, redness, peeling and scaling. Emu oil would make a dramatic difference in any dry or dehydrated skin-replenishing facial. It works as a transdermal vehicle, getting all the ingredients faster and significantly deeper into the dermis. Any product formulated with emu oil becomes more potent.

Products with emu oil would be preferential for clients hoping to achieve faster visible anti-aging results. Emu oil has become a modern-day gem in the beauty and wellness industry. It is a remedy that dates back to an era even further back than the existence of humans, yet it is still relevant today. It is most beneficial in encouraging healing, repairing and promoting skin and hair health. Emu oil supports wellness from the outside-in, supplying nutrients to cells in the lower skin layers by way of its phenomenal transdermal delivery system.

Originally published at http://www.skininc.com/skinscience/ingredients/Emu-Oil...

 

Written by Victoria Tabak © All Rights Reserved. Published in November 2016 Skin Inc. Magazine Web Exclusive

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A Step-by-Step: Cellulite Blasting Treatment

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Cellulite is an ongoing concern for many clients. It is recognizable for its dimply appearance, which is comparable to the skin of an orange peel; severe cellulite can even resemble cottage cheese. Understanding what cellulite is and its primary cause is important in order for skin care professionals to be able to repair affected areas.

UNDERSTANDING CELLULITE
Cellulite is localized lipodystrophy, or damaged fat tissue, that tends to appear in the hips, thighs, and buttocks. Impaired adipose tissue is, ultimately, non-responsive, causing an interruption in the circulation and flow of the lymph, fat, and fibers that exist in the tissue. The key to treating cellulite is to stimulate and trigger a physical response by boosting blood circulation and fat metabolism.

CIRCULATION IS KEY
Enhancing circulation will cause affected areas to become flush and sensitive. The increased flow of lymph and fat will break down the accumulated stagnant fibers and proteins in the fat tissue that cause the uneven texture. By activating a healthy internal fat drainage cycle, professionals will be able to break down cellulite and smooth, tone, and contour the targeted areas.

KEY ACTION INGREDIENTS
There are a variety of actives that effectively enable fast and dramatic results when combating cellulite. Mustard seed powder, capsaicin derived from red chili peppers, caffeine, theophylline, and rhodysterol from red algae are among the more aggressive active ingredients. High concentrations of powerful, antioxidant-rich ingredients – including aminophylline, aloe, and hippophae – are critical in neutralizing free radicals, which are destructive to healthy tissue. They also work to break down fat deposits that accumulate under the skin and accelerate the process of tissue regeneration.

CONSULTATION AND CONTRAINDICATIONS
Assess the client’s specific needs and areas of concern and determine the affected areas. Explain the procedure, being sure the client understands that the treatment will leave the treated areas flush with some sensitivity due to an increase in blood circulation. After the client consents to the treatment, prepare the bed with a plastic disposable sheet. During the service, the client can either remain in their own undergarment or wear disposable underwear.

Some contraindications for this treatment include skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, open lesions or rashes, recently shaven or waxed skin, sunburns, and severe varicose veins.

STEP-BY-STEP PROCEDURE

Put on a pair of disposable gloves to protect the hands from ingredient overstimulation and apply a nickel size amount of an exfoliating body polisher to any areas of dry skin. The body polisher should contain ingredients such as jojoba seeds, citrus extract, aloe, omega fatty acids, and antioxidants. Massage and work the polisher in circular upward and inward motions toward the heart. Continue massaging the skin until all extracts are fully absorbed and only the dry, granular texture remains. With a dry towel, brush the granules off of the skin.

Apply, as necessary, a vitamin-enriched relaxation-promoting, aromatic massage oil and perform petrissage-style massage to the treatment areas. Massage will improve circulation and help the client relax. Oils rich with avocado, squalene, safflower, and vitamins help to nourish the tissue and retain the skin’s natural moisture levels.

Measure approximately a quarter cup of mustard seed powder and mix it with one teaspoon of fir tree oil. Evenly disperse the mixture onto a finely threaded gauze.

Dissolve 500 milligrams of vitamin C into two cups of hot water and place the gauze in one tablespoon of the vitamin C water until the mustard powder has a paste-like consistency.

Apply the gauze over a thin napkin or protective skin liner sheet to the targeted area and press firmly onto the client’s skin. Cover the treated area with a blanket or towel to allow for a thermal reaction and be sure to tuck the blanket under the body to insure insulation of the area. The ingredients will promote deeper adipose tissue heating and stimulation.

Leave the gauze on the skin for 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the client’s feedback. Ask the client to rate the severity of the treatment’s intensity. When the client reaches a high intensity level, remove the gauze. For more sensitive clients, 10 minutes will be sufficient. The expected sensitivities should be reviewed during the initial consultation. Performing an upper body massage with the body oil will allow the ingredients to take full effect.

Peel away any remains of the protective skin liner or napkin.

Using the fingertips or a dry brush, manipulate the treated area with long upward and inward strokes to facilitate fat and lymph drainage.

Gently apply a dime to nickel-sized amount of a leave-in contouring and stimulating cream to each treated area. Massage the client’s body using light effleurage strokes until the cream has fully absorbed. This product should contain ingredients that will continue to reactivate and combat cellulite, including capsaicin, theophylline, caffeine, aminophylline, and rhodysterol.

Complete the treatment by applying a teardrop amount of a moisturizing vitamin C and antioxidant-rich product to each treated area to boost the efficacy and strength of the treatment. This product will continue to repair the cellulite fat tissue.

 

Written by Victoria Tabak for Dermascope Magazine.
© All Rights Reserved. Published in October 2016 Issue

Pumpkin Enzyme Brightening Peel

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Intensely active professional strength, cell regenerating, anti-aging enzymatic exfoliant, boosts skin resilience, renewal and evens complexion. The fast acting results of organically derived pumpkin enzymes, brightening alpha hydroxy fruit acids and a rich blend of other age resisting antioxidants and vitamins, leaves skin looking healthy, youthful and silky smooth.

For Professional Use Only: Apply a thin even layer on clean dry skin avoiding the eye area. Leave on skin for 1-3 minutes maximum. Remove with cool water. Balance pH with skin appropriate toner or freshener. Must use SPF 20 or higher if exposed to the sun.

Key Ingredients: Pumpkin Puree, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Cinnamon, Papaya, Rosemary, and Horse Chestnut.

Environmentally friendly, animal cruelty, gluten free and vegan.

Soy In Skin Care

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Soybeans are one of nature’s best-kept secrets to maintaining healthy, youthful skin. Many Asian populations live on a soy-based diet, consuming up to 300 milligrams of soy a day. They also have significantly lower incidents of skin conditions, cardiovascular disease, prostate, uterus and breast cancer, osteoporosis and even hot flashes than any other population in the world. In addition, the residents of Asia are known to maintain clearer and younger looking skin than Western and Eastern European countries.

In the United States, soy grown in the Midwest is the most pure and non-genetically modified form. It’s now making its way into Western diets for its immeasurable health benefits, as well as the skin care industry as a game-changing natural therapy for the skin. Soy contains some of the richest concentrations of isoflavones, phospholipids, phytosterols, saponins, vitamins, omegas, minerals and protein of any food source. As the holistic lifestyle and healing movement continues to grow, the relevance of soy only becomes stronger.

NUTRITIONAL POWERHOUSE

Soy is a highly nutritional plant. It is a clean, pure source of protein rich in iron, manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, zinc, potassium, copper, folic acid, vitamins and omegas. Eating soy on a regular basis may boost immunity, strengthen bones, support healthy, younger looking skin, and even potentially lower the risk of many widespread diseases.

WRINKLE REPAIR

During the normal maturation process, hormonal imbalances develop, which for women typically involves a decrease in estrogen levels. As a result, skin becomes dehydrated, thinner and less firm due to a decline in collagen and elastin production. There is also a significant drop in hyaluronic acid in the intercellular layers, which is key to keeping skin looking plump.

To understand how soy addresses this problem, visualize a lock and key. Picture the locks as receptors, and the keys as hormones. Ideally, there are uninterrupted cycles of keys being accepted by the locks. As skin matures, however, a shortage of keys occurs in the body, leading to an interruption in the process, where there are locks being neglected. An interruption in this flow ultimately causes visible signs of aging.

The remarkable ability of genistein, a phyto-hormone and the heart of soy isoflavones, is to promote an internal balance. Genistein is a plant compound that has a human hormone-like composition, but is not an actual hormone. Because of this, it does not cause any adverse effects. Genistein has remarkable skin benefits. Genistein, together with phosopholipids, critical to the lipid bilayer of every cell membrane, has the unique ability to generate cell membranes. They can rebuild collagen and elastin, increase skin thickness, enhance skin hydration and improve overall wellness while smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

To illustrate how the balancing process works, keep in mind the example of a lock and key. The chemical structure of real estrogen and the chemical structure of genistein are so similar that when genistein makes contact with the skin, the body accepts it as its own “key”. The skin can actually respond and reactivate the normal flow of receptors being triggered by the genistein, which otherwise are left lingering due to the lack of estrogen. Without ever actually introducing hormones into the body, genistein has the phenomenal properties to initiate internal balance by shifting the equilibrium toward the body’s natural estrogenic side by reactivating stagnant receptors.

REDUCES ACNE

Acne commonly affects hair follicles, sebaceous glands on the face, chest and sometimes the back. The sebaceous glands secrete sebum, which reaches the skin’s surface coming through the hair follicle. In the case of excess sebum production, blockages in the pores occur, provoking breakouts and acne.

Androgens, the male hormone, are the only hormones that stimulate the sebaceous glands to enlarge and produce greater amounts of sebum, which becomes a culprit that leads to acne. Real estrogen is known for its ability to block the effects of androgens on the sebaceous glands, but that requires a pharmaceutical route, often accompanied by certain side effects. Soy isoflavones have a remarkable adaptogenic ability, and can sense where the internal equilibrium needs to shift, either toward the estrogenic or androgenic side without ever having to implement real hormones. Therefore the skin is able to benefit from exceptional results without the side effects that may accompany pharmaceutical hormone options.

LESSENS REDNESS AND INFLAMMATION

Soy is rich in phytosterols, saponins and phytic acid. Phytosterols and saponins enhance skin’s immunity and resistance to environmental effects and inflammation. Saponins even have anti-viral characteristics, further protecting the skin from external harmful factors. The saponins’ molecule can absorb toxic buildup, boosting the energy and rejuvenation level of every cell.

Phytic acid is an antioxidant rich herbal skin brightener and soother. Phytic acid, along with nourishing topicals omega-3 (alpha-linolenic acid) and omega-6 (linoleic acid), counters skin sensitivities and redness, making soy a remedy that can improve rosacea, eczema, psoriasis and other dermatitis related skin concerns. The combined action of B-vitamins and vitamin K enhances overall blood cell quality and resiliency.

DECREASES SEVERITY OF CELLULITE

Cellulite is a metabolic disorder of the connective adipose (fat) tissue. It is described as being composed of waste product such as fatty deposits, toxins and fluid between the layers of the connective tissue. Soy isoflavones are a gentle and non-invasive option to reduce the severity of mild grades of cellulite. Daidzein and genistein inhibit adverse rapid cellular growth and encourage the blocking of estrogen when appropriate, which in turn counters the progression and accumulation of cellulite development.

USE IN THE SPA

Treatments incorporating soy are ideal for clients distressed by imbalances, as soy works to remedy hormone-associated acne and menopause-related skin changes in synergy with the body’s own processes. Products containing pure hydrolyzed soy, the most active and penetrable form, can regenerate cells and boost skin vitality.

A soy-rich facial treatment is a great option for a wide spectrum of clients depending on their specific skin concerns. A typical 60-minute session can range from $95 to $195. A soy treatment has the potential for immediate and long-term cumulative results, especially when combined with recommended daily home care. Studies have shown that routine treatment and use of soy-based products can be effective enough to substitute some pharmaceutical-based treatments for problem skin and aging.

 

Written by Victoria Tabak for Les Nouvelles Esthetique & Spa Magazine.
© All Rights Reserved. Published in August 2016 Issue