Fall is in the air, and a change of season is a great time to prioritize your skin. It’s a great time to amp up consistent exfoliation followed by deep hydration for fresh, renewed skin. It all sounds great, but I know how confusing it can be when selecting the right products. My goal today is to share some great ingredients along with the best products to help you “Fall” in love with your skin!
The great news is, our skin naturally sheds cells about every 30 days or so. However, if your skin is damaged (common in summer from sun exposure) or you have aging skin, your cell turnover slows down and this can happen less frequently. We can help speed things up by regular exfoliation. There are two forms of exfoliators, physical & chemical and many products in each category on the market.
Over the years chemical exfoliators aka “face peels” have become mainstream because of the many benefits they have on the skin. They really are the secret to smooth, soft glowing skin. After all, who doesn’t want their skin as soft as baby’s skin? Some of the most researched (and searched for) ingredients include alpha- hydroxy acids (AHAs), glycolic acid, lactic acid and beta- hydroxy acids.
Unlike facial scrubs, which usually have grainy ingredients that polish and slough off skin, chemical exfoliators use ingredients, such as acids to help loosen dead skin cells. The acids work by breaking down the sugars in the skin, which then causes the cells of the epidermis to loosen and slough off.
I know, sounds a little scary, but these aren’t the typical acids found in a chemistry lab. There are two types of chemical exfoliants: AHA, or alpha-hydroxy acids, and BHA, beta-hydroxy acids. The two most popular AHAs are glycolic and lactic acids. In cosmetics, BHA refers to salicylic acid.
Glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid derived from sugar cane. Glycolic acid and the other alpha hydroxy acids are natural exfoliants that help remove dead skin cells. Because of this, glycolic acid and other alpha hydroxy acids help brighten the skin’s complexion and give it a more even tone.
Lactic acid is one of several alpha hydroxy acids. Lactic acid and the other alpha hydroxy acids are well known as effective exfoliants that help remove dead skin cells from the skin’s surface.
Salicylic acid is a natural beta hydroxy acid compound with cleansing and exfoliating properties. It helps to exfoliate the skin and clean the pores, thereby reducing the appearance of skin blemishes.
Different enzymes and Retinol-Vitamin A, are also chemical exfoliating ingredients that you may see in your numerous skincare products.
Timeless Prescription Advanced Hydroxy Face Peel and Neutralizer
Lucky for you, you have access to one of my favorites: Timeless Prescription Advanced Hydroxy Face Peel and Neutralizer, which happens to include these ingredients! The two-step process removes dead skin cells and provides an antioxidant defense that leaves skin looking smoother and younger. The peel combines powerful alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids with herbal extracts and vitamins A, C and E to exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin. The antioxidant-packed neutralizer utilizes witch hazel water to soothe the skin and reduce redness after using the face peel. This intense treatment provides skin with a clearer, healthier-looking complexion.
- Increases radiance by removing skin-dulling dead surface cells
- Visibly reduces the look of pores and promotes clearer-looking skin
- Soothes skin with witch hazel water
- Promotes smoother, younger, healthier-looking skin
- Neutralizer helps give skin a smooth, healthy appearance
- Measured dose pads provide accurate application
- Applicator pads are disposable and hygienic
- Provides professional-quality exfoliation
How do I use Timeless Prescription Advanced Hydroxy Face Peel and Neutralizer?
Applicator pads are pre-measured for accurate application. After cleansing, pat skin dry. Swipe pad over the face starting from the forehead down towards the neck; continue in semi-circular strokes until first pad feels dry. Do not rinse. Wait up to three minutes. Follow with the Neutralizer pad in the same manner. Follow with moisturizer.
How often should I use Timeless Prescription Advanced Hydroxy Face Peel and Neutralizer?
This treatment can be used every day for 30 days to refresh and exfoliate the surface of your skin.
Why should I use Timeless Prescription Advanced Hydroxy Face Peel and Neutralizer?
Timeless Prescription Advanced Hydroxy Face Peel and Neutralizer is a two-step process that removes dead skin cells, and provides an antioxidant defense that leaves skin looking smoother, younger and healthier.
Is Timeless Prescription Advanced Hydroxy Face Peel and Neutralizer for all skin types?
Yes, this treatment is ideal for individuals with combination/oily skin, but can be used on all skin types. If any sensitivities or irritation occurs, stop use and consult a physician.
Pairing exfoliation with a replenishing serum that offers a highly sought-after and trending ingredient like bakuchiol is a win-win for everyone smart enough to use both! Wait, what is bakuchiol (pronounced ba-koo-heel)? Bakuchiol is a powerful plant-based ingredient that’s perfect for sensitive skin and has anti-aging properties. It’s an extract derived from the leaves and seeds of the babchi plant, an herb commonly used in Indian Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines, as well as Tamil Siddha practices, to help heal, calm, and soothe the skin, thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
Some are touting that it is a natural alternative to a retinoid, and it may activate similar pathways to boost collagen production. And even greater news, Bakuchiol is generally less irritating, and may carry a lower risk of side effects like redness or flaking, a recent study suggests.
Bakuchiol can help renew collagen and improve skin tone and texture, and may be a safer alternative to retinol for people experiencing acne, hyperpigmentation, and sensitive skin.
Lumière de Vie® Serum Concentrate
Nature meets science in Lumière de Vie® Serum Concentrate. Effective brighteners, antioxidants and the power of the sea come together in this potent treatment to deliver lasting radiance for a complexion that looks as young as it feels. It is formulated to help treat the visible signs of aging by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, brightening unwanted dark spots and imparting essential moisture to the skin. This concentrated serum promotes healthy collagen for firmer, smoother-looking skin while also reducing the effects of oxidative stressors for a healthier-looking complexion. It combines bakuchiol with Juvenessence® (Algae Extract), a novel brown algae extract that helps protect the skin from oxidative stress caused by the environment and supports the skin barrier function to keep the skin hydrated. These properties of Juvenessence® help the skin to feel firmer and smoother and thus reduce the appearance of premature skin aging and Synovea® HR (Hexylresorcinol) a potent skin brightening ingredient that has been shown to reduce the appearance of dark spots. In addition to its skin brightening benefits, Synovea® HR helps support the skin’s natural antioxidant system to help protect the skin from oxidative stress.
- Promotes normal, healthy collagen and elastin to help the skin feel firmer and smoother
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Helps brighten the skin for a more radiant complexion
- Contains antioxidants help reduce the effects of oxidative stresses
- Supports a healthy skin barrier function to keep the skin hydrated
- Promotes a clear, healthy-looking complexion
Will I see results immediately?
No, Lumière de Vie Serum Concentrate is designed to reduce the appearance of dark spots and promote a more even-looking skin tone.
Will this product reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles?
Yes, this product is formulated to moisturize the skin, and to make fine lines and wrinkles appear less visible
Will the Serum Concentrate make my skin too tight?
No, Lumière de Vie Serum Concentrate helps to moisturize and promote healthy skin. This product will hydrate your skin and help to increase its softness.
How does this product reduce the daily stresses of environmental factors?
Various environmental factors like pollutants can cause oxidative stress through the formation of free radicals. Lumière de Vie Serum Concentrate contains antioxidants that help protect against oxidative stress to maintain normal skin health.
What are antioxidants, and what do they do?
Antioxidants are molecules that reduce or block the oxidation of other molecules. While oxidation is normal biological process, it can also result in the formation of reactive oxygen species and free radicals that can negatively impact normal skin health. Exposure to oxidative stressors and environmental pollutants can lead to oxidative stress in the skin, an imbalance between the oxidation process and our skin’s normal antioxidant defenses. Antioxidants interact with free radicals and reactive oxygen species to minimize the negative effects of oxidative stress; therefore, using skincare products that contain antioxidants can help maintain normal skin health and keep it more youthful looking.
Fall can also mean dry skin! As the seasons change from Summer to Winter, we need to use ingredients that pump up the hydration. Skin hydration is really key for overall health and wellness. Aside from a sufficient amount of water intake, hyaluronic acid is a key ingredient you should look for to pump up your skin’s hydration this season.
Hyaluronic acid is a lubricating, clear substance that is produced by the body naturally. It is found in large concentration in the skin, inside joints, within eye sockets, and other tissues, where it retains collagen, increases moisture, and provides elasticity.
Hyaluronic acid has several functions, including retaining moisture, providing cushioning, holding together the skin structural components of collagen, and creating a barrier against microorganisms. It can hold 1,000 times its weight in water, allowing it to act as a moisture magnet.
Hyaluronic Acid provides antioxidant benefits and helps skin cells survive longer, thickening the epidermis and preventing the buildup of dead skin. It can neutralize the free radicals created during sun exposure that cause damage to proteins, lipids, and DNA in the skin.
Lumière de Vie® Hydrate 3.0
Lumière de Vie® Hydrate 3.0 — the ultimate hydrating must-have — is formulated with three molecular weights of hyaluronic acid for superior hydration to multiple layers of the skin. Hyaluronic acid is capable of holding 1,000 times its weight in water, making it one of the most sought-after ingredients for any skincare lover. Hyaluronic acid supplies vital hydration to the skin, helping to smooth and soothe, support elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This advanced serum has a lightweight texture that absorbs quickly into the skin, making it easy to layer with other treatments. Get ready to experience an undeniably beautiful, plump and supple complexion with Lumière de Vie Hydrate 3.0.
- Formulated with three molecular weights of hyaluronic acid for a superior multi-level hydration
- Helps maintain deeply moisturized skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Soothes skin for a calm complexion
- Helps maintain elasticity for skin that is supple and smooth to the touch
- Lightweight formula absorbs quickly for layering with your favorite moisturizer
- Vegan, paraben-free and gluten-free
How do I use Lumière de Vie® Hydrate 3.0?
Apply one full dropper of serum onto cleansed face and décolletage. For best results, apply to a slightly damp face. Use morning and evening. Follow with other treatments and moisturize.
Can I use Lumière de Vie Hydrate 3.0 every day?
Absolutely! We recommend using this serum every day, both morning and night, for maximum hydration and anti-aging benefits.
What skin type does Lumière de Vie Hydrate 3.0 work best for?
We know you hear this a lot, but Lumière de Vie Hydrate 3.0 is great for all skin types! Whether your skin is dry, oily, combination, sensitive or even blemish-prone, it can benefit from a dose of hyaluronic acid. That being said, we have found that dry skin types will find this product especially beneficial as it draws moisture into the skin.
Can I add Lumière de Vie Hydrate 3.0 to my moisturizer or foundation?
Definitely! Lumière de Vie Hydrate 3.0 is super versatile and can be applied before moisturizer/foundation or mixed into your product for that extra hydration boost you’re looking for. For best results, we recommend adding a few drops of Hydrate 3.0 to your desired amount of moisturizer/foundation for a single use.
Can I use Lumière de Vie Hydrate 3.0 under my eyes?
Yes! Hydrate 3.0 can be used for hydration of the skin underneath the eyes. Always remember to avoid applying close to the waterline and any direct contact with the eye to prevent irritation.
How much hyaluronic acid is in this product?
This serum features a 3% hyaluronic acid solution in three different molecular weights along with other skin-loving ingredients for supporting deep hydration that lasts.
I hope I gave you enough education on some of my favorite products to give the knowledge and excuse to prioritize yourself AND your skin this fall season.