4.27.2009

My Night Time Skin Care Routine- No Beauty BS!


So, I am OBSESSED with Cosmedicine skin care!!!
Seriously, not just because I work for this company- but these products really really work!

You really cannot put a price on skin care that actually works!!


Warning, some of the pictures are scary- since you're seeing my bare naked face- I have alot of sun damage (I used to tan my face- DUMB DUMB DUMB!)



Cleanser: Healthy Cleanse
3 in 1 Makeup Remover, Face Cleanser, and Toner in 1.

Cosmedicine Website:

Healthy Cleanse™

Foaming Cleanser & Toner In One

Healthy Cleanse facial cleanser, the most effective cleanser, makeup remover and toner all-in-one. Healthy Cleanse is strong enough to remove waterproof mascara but so gentle that it doesn't sting your eyes. Healthy Cleanse is the no BS facial cleanser alternative.

A cleanser/toner that also removes face and eye make-up for all skin types. 5 fl oz

Features/Benefits:

  • Quickly, yet gently melts makeup including waterproof mascara without irritation
  • Eliminates dirt, debris, dead skin cells and pollutants
  • Soothes, purifies and refines
  • Refines pores
  • Leaves skin clean, refreshed, normalized. never tight or dry
  • Maintains skin's normal pH levels

Measurable Results - Clinical Trials Found:

  • 85% reduction in excess sebum immediately after use
  • Zero irritation to skin or eyes

Application Tips:

  • Use AM and PM
  • Shake well to activate
  • Apply 2-3 pumps into the palm of clean, dampened hand
  • Gently massage foam onto dry facial skin
  • Pay particular attention to problematic areas such as the T-zone
  • Rinse well with warm water.
  • May be used to remove makeup including waterproof mascara
Just shake the bottle, and that's the emulsification process! (no chemical emulsifier in it, how nice is that?!)
It's not extremely foaming, however, it lathers-up really nicely to remove your makeup!!! You can feel it deep cleaning (also works great with the Clarisonic).
You can use it to remove eye makeup, seriously- it DOES NOT burn or sting your eyes (however, Healthy Cleanse for Oily Skin should NOT be used around the eyes because it contains Salicylic Acid and Tea Tree Oil).
Even removes waterproof eye makeup (mascara, liner, etc.) and again it DOES NOT sting!

Look at the difference between my left eye and my right! Removed it all!!




Sometimes I like to do a mask, I got this sample from an MUA swap a while back.
My face needed some moisture... it's been so dry here in San Diego.






After taking my mask off, I always use Cosmedicine's MEGADOSE serum.
It's always important to use a Serum on bare/cleansed skin (before you put anything else on) because it's most effective- all of the ingredients are able to soak into your bare skin.

Cosmedicine Website

MegaDose™

Skin Fortifying Serum

MegaDose is an antioxidant super serum that fights age-accelerating free radical damage. Look at MegaDose as the ulimate preventative treatment. MegaDose a no BS skin fortifying alternative.

A highly advanced, multi-vitamin & nutrient enriched cocktail of 44 synergistically blended ingredients including antioxidants, vitamins, peptides and natural extracts. The ultimate preventative treatment. 1 fl oz

Features/Benefits:

  • Protects against age-accelerating free radicals damage
  • Helps reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles
  • Helps skin appear more firm, smooth and soft
  • Helps stimulate collagen & elastin production to restore skin's quality, tone, volume and texture

Measurable Results - Clinical Trials Found:

  • 63% increase in protection against free radical activity induced by UV radiation

Application Tips:

  • Apply two to three pumps daily to entire face & throat with fingertips after cleansing with Healthy CleanseT
  • Follow with Primary CareT or other daytime moisturizer

What else you need to know:

Daily exposure to UV radiation, stress, smoke and other environmental pollutants wreak havoc on the skin's health and appearance. Antioxidant protection is our first line of defense.





A cut apple will oxidize and turn brown from exposure to free radicals in the environment. Applying MegaDose to the right side of this apple protects from age-accelerating free radical damage. If it can do this for an apple, imagine what it can do for your face?


KEY INGREDIENTS:

  • Dimethicone: OTC ingredient with a breathable barrier bolsters skin's natural defenses. Creates a "zone of inhibition" that prevents the entry of harmful environmental irritants and prevents the exit of vital moisture.
  • Glycosaminoglycans (GAG): The ultimate cell regenerators. These marine-derived complex proteins help rebuild collagen and increase skin's elasticity.
  • Pomegranate Extract: Potent antioxidant whose free radical fighting activity is shown to be higher than that of red wine and green tea.
  • Bambusa Vulgaris Extract (Bamboo Extract): A highly effective antioxidant complex that helps minimize and control wrinkles, with natural anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate): Powerful antioxidant in an easily absorbed form. Helps mitigate skin damage; boosts skin's natural resistance to UVA/UVB damage.


It's supposed to be clear, but it's totally okay if it turns this color- it's the vitamin C that does this!!

It actually feels very similar to Smashbox Photo Finish Primer- I like using this as a primer!!





Next, moisturize YES EVEN IF YOU HAVE OILY SKIN (or combo like me).
If you do not moisturize oily skin, what is it going to do?
OVER PRODUCE more oil- making your skin even MORE OILY!!!

PRIVATE NURSE IS A LIFE SAVER!!! omg the BEST night cream I have EVER used!!!

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Private Nurse™

Recovery & Repair Night Cream

Private Nurse Cream is a deeply moisturizing nighttime cream that helps to plump skin overnight and addresses all the signs of aging. Our Private Nurse Recovery & Repair Cream contains a proprietary super-hydrating ingredient that add's suppleness while you sleep. Private Nurse, the no BS nighttime repair and recovery cream.

How does this product work?

A multi-tasking deep moisturizer and hydrator that addresses all signs of aging. This intense moisturizing cream lifts, plumps and firms the skin. 1 oz

Features/Benefits:

  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Plumps and fills depressions in the skin
  • Adds suppleness and volume overnight
  • Reduces temporary redness in the skin

Measurable Results - Clinical Trials Found:

  • 53% reduction in skin dryness at 8 weeks
  • 23% increase in elasticity at 8 weeks
  • 23% reduction in fine lines and wrinkles at 8 weeks

Application Tips:

  • With fingertips, smooth a thin veil of product over face & throat each evening after MegaDoseT PM Skin Fortifying Serum.
KEY INGREDIENTS:
  • Dimethicone: OTC ingredient with a breathable barrier bolsters skin's natural defenses. Creates a "zone of inhibition" that prevents the entry of harmful external irritants and potential environmental skin-agers and prevents the exit of vital moisture
  • Crosslinked Sodium Hyaluronate: Only topical version of the most widely acclaimed prescription wrinkle fillers. Adds suppleness and volume to skin. Fills the space between collagen and elastin fibers, holding in moisture and maintaining resilience. Cosmedicine maintains exclusive rights to this ingredient.
  • Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide 7: A powerful anti-inflammatory that helps promote tissue regeneration resulting in normalization of damaged skin.
  • Palmitoyl Oligopeptide (Ceramide-2): Independent studies have shown that Ceramide-2 enhances the production of collagen and GAGs and supports the growth of matrix and connective tissues
  • Bambusa Vulgaris Extract (Bamboo Extract): A highly effective antioxidant complex that helps minimize and control wrinkles, with natural anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract: Contains vital amino acids and proteins necessary for the production of collagen and elastin. It also fights free radicals, thus helping to prevent new wrinkles from forming.
  • Evening Primrose Root Extract: One of the family of essential fatty acids, which form the basic building blocks of cell membranes. When used as a topical ingredient, Evening Primrose Oil has moisturizing and softening effects.


A little goes a long way. I get a little carried away and use too much sometimes! lol
Also, I put this on my neck!! Because Private Nurse actually RETEXTURIZES the neck area.
I have seen so many women with wrinkly necks, and they always tell me "I neglected to moisturize my neck my entire life"- so many women regret this- so please DO NOT NEGLECT moisturizing your neck area!!




Eye Specialist eye cream!
Do you have dry, sensitive eyes?? Dark Circles??
THIS STUFF WILL HELP THAT!
It reduces dark, under-eye circles by 49%.
How awesome is that?? I have been using this for a couple of months and I already notice a difference in my under-eye circles!

Cosmedicine Website:

Eye Specialist

Essential Moisture Treatment

Eye Specialist moisture treatment is a luxurious, hydrating eye cream & treatment that dramatically reduces dark circles over time. Our Eye Specialist moisture treatment delivers hydration right to the fragile skin under your eyes, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Eye Specialist Essential Moisture Treatment is the no BS under eye moisture treatment.

This luxurious under-eye treatment cream provides deep hydration to revitalize fragile skin and create younger looking and feeling eyes. .5 fl. oz.

Features/Benefits:

  • Delivers intense hydration to the fragile skin around the eyes
  • Lightens and brightens dark under-eye circles
  • Promotes collagen synthesis to firm and tighten skin around the eyes
  • Softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

Measurable Results - Clinical Trials Found:

  • 85% reduction in skin dryness
  • 52% increase in hydration
  • 49% reduction in under eye darkness

Application Tips:

  • Using ring finger and gentle patting motion, apply to entire eye area A.M. and P.M.
  • May also used on eyelids
KEY INGREDIENTS:
  • Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate: Stable form of super potent Vitamin C. Shown to increase collagen by 50% in vitro studies. Promotes whitening/lightening of dark circles and counteracts hyperpigmentation. Offers extremely potent antioxidant protection.
  • Licorice Extract: Helps to lighten and brighten skin.
  • Yeast Extract: An excellent humectant that helps improve the rate of cell turnover in skin.
  • Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract: Contains vital amino acids and proteins necessary for the production of collagen and elastin. It also fights free radicals, thus helping to prevent new wrinkles from forming.
  • Bambusa Vulgaris Extract (Bamboo Extract): A highly effective antioxidant complex that helps minimize and control wrinkles, with natural anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide 7: A powerful anti-inflammatory that helps promote tissue regeneration resulting in normalization of damaged skin.
  • Retinyl Palmitate/Carrot Polypeptides: A naturally derived form of Vitamin A. Promotes rapid utilization and absorption of Vitamin A. Supports MMP inhibition to protect against collagen destruction. Potent antioxidant.
  • Caffeine: Aids in diminishing dark circles under the eye.
  • Crosslinked Sodium Hyaluronate: First topical version of the most widely acclaimed prescription wrinkle fillers. Adds suppleness and volume to skin. Fills the space between collagen and elastin fibers, holding in moisture and maintaining resilience. Cosmedicine maintains the exclusive rights to this ingredient.







I've mentioned before that I get flare-ups on my eyelids, and underneath my lashline.
I don't know what causes this, but I think it's because of the really dry/high-allergy weather.
Eye Specialist definitely helps, but I finally found something that works fast and helps hydrate and soothe my dry/enflamed patches like no other...
Aquaphor by Eucerin- my mum uses this on her dry cracked hands (she's a hair stylist and working with chemicals all day dries out her knuckles and hands and she puts this stuff on it and it's seriously a miracle worker!!!)
It feels like a vaseline- but it has soothing properties/ingredients.
I don't think this is eye safe, so be aware- but it works for me.






WHY I LOVE COSMEDICINE:

THE THREE NO BEAUTY BS TRUTHS WE LIVE BY


Truth # 1: Cosmedicine is the ideal blend of cosmetics and medicine.

Healthy skin is beautiful skin. Our products are the safest, most effective skincare you can buy without a prescription. Formulated by a team of scientists and skin care experts, we use medical-grade ingredients in the correct amounts for maximum results. Our goal is to create products with superior and scientifically proven results. We're not here to romance you about great skin, we're here to help you make your skin great. We want your skin to be the best it can be from the inside out.


Truth # 2: We don't lie. Or exaggerate. Or mislead. Or over-promise.

Women are tired of beauty lies. This cream will take off ten years. That cream is better than Botox. Cosmedicine won't BS you. We are committed to the science and truth of skin. Our claims are based on objective, measurable results. We test products similarly to the way drugs are tested with separate control groups that determine statistically significant improvements in skin. In addition, a major medical institution consults on the design and information analysis of the tests performed on all Cosmedicine products.


Truth # 3: Cosmedicine's products work. The proof is in your skin.

Cosmedicine products provide everything your skin needs to be healthy – all the essential vitamins, antioxidants, proteins, botanicals, peptides and essential fatty acids. These ingredients are present in the most effective levels and are scientifically designed to be readily accepted by your skin. What's more, our products are formulated and tested to be gentle enough for daily use on even the most sensitive skin. If you use Cosmedicine products regularly, your skin will look and act younger. And that's simply the truth.




VALUE KITS:





WHERE TO BUY:

Cosmedicine Website

or

Sephora


Please leave me a comment if you have any questions or comments (have you tried their stuff?)

10 comments:

wuzzyangel said...

Thanks for sharing all this info and your take on it Whit! Super informative! And your bare face is soo not scary!

That apple example was so eye catching! Wow..!

sanniet said...

Hrmm interesting! I actually have the Private Nurse moisturizer...I don't know why but I didn't feel like it did anything for my skin. Hrmm not really sure, maybe I need all the products for it to work? o_O But this brand is definitely expensive x_X hehe

Whit said...

hey sanniet, wow everyone that i've talked to swears by private nurse! do you used it consistently??

LipStick Staiin said...

wow i want that anti agin cream too if it actually works!!

-jeSMakeup

Chrissy said...

Wow, I wish I had money to try skincare stuff. :(

fuzkittie said...

Very cool~ I like Cosmedicine, their lip balm is good!!

Pop Champagne said...

That anti aging night cream looks amazing, I'm going to keep my eyes out for those when I go shopping this weekend, thanks for the great post!

~Mel said...

thx for the review girl! i've always seen this at sephora but never really tried it.. do you happen to have a sample of that eye cream? i'd love to try it before purchasing the whole thing but i'm sure i'll love it.. if not, that's cool, i'll see if sephora has a sample for me to try maybe.. and that apple one is fascinating!!! u look beautiful with ur bare face! =)

Crystal said...

i've never heard of cosmedicine but now you've got me curious! this isn't available here though.

BarbieLuvsMac said...

how on earth do yu take pics with soap in yur eye?? id cryyy lol im such a pain weenie lol

love the great info :]