1.17.2010

PCA Skin Care Review



Hey everyone, I have been crazy busy!
So sorry for the lack of reviews and updates.
I JUST finally moved into a new place yesterday.
I am renting a room and I love it, so happy, yet so tired...
Moving drains the life out of you, I swear!
Anyway, I want to jump back into the swing of things and bring you a PCA Skin Care review :)
Enjoy!!

"smart skin solutions. Acknowledged in prominent medical textbooks as the originator of advanced blended chemical peel formulations, PCA SKIN remains the trusted industry leader in the development of gentle, yet highly effective professional treatments and daily care products. For nearly two decades we have been partnering with physicians to provide a proven process combining aesthetics and science for healthy, beautiful skin that begins at the cellular level. We set the bar high when it comes to innovative skin care, and with our commitment and passion for excellence we will continue to exceed expectations. PCA SKIN is available exclusively through physicians and licensed professionals. trust the experts."



Creamy Cleanser
"This gentle, hydrating cleanser will effectively remove dirt, debris and makeup without stripping skin of essential moisture. A nourishing blend of rose hip seed oil, aloe and amino acids infuses skin with antioxidant and cell-regenerating benefits for radiant, younger-looking skin."
Key Ingredients
Yucca Schidigera Extract
Rose Hip Seed Oil
Sunflower Seed Oil
Directions
Apply a small amount to damp skin and wash in gentle circular motions. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. Follow with the appropriate PCA SKIN® toner, treatment serums and sunscreen moisturizer in the daytime and nourishing moisturizer in the evening.
This is a wonderful basic skin cleanser. It removes the dirt and grime, and leaves your skin feeling clean without residue or dryness.



ReBalance
An excellent light nighttime moisturizer which also helps to improve reddened, irritated or traumatized skin. Recommended following chemical peels, microdermabrasion and laser resurfacing procedures.
For use on the entire face, neck and chest.
Key Ingredients
Aloe Barbadensis Gel
Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil
Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil
Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)
Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B-5)
Directions
Smooth onto skin after cleansing, toning and applying any PCA SKIN® treatment serums. Allow to penetrate. Follow with the appropriate PCA SKIN® moisturizer with SPF during the day.
I haven't used too much of this to comment on it.
All I know, is that it's lightweight and feels good to the touch.
It's almost a gel-like consistency, which is different but still hydrating.





Brightening Therapy with TrueTone
This innovative combination of natural and bioengineered brighteners is clinically proven to reduce all types of hyperpigmentation and increase skin luminosity. Its breakthrough formulation inhibits the pigment production pathway at multiple points, interrupting and preventing melanin deposits. Additional anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and MMPi agents make brightening therapy with TrueTone effective in reducing existing and preventing future hyperpigmentation for all sensitivity levels and skin types.
Key Ingredients
Phenylethyl Resorcinol
Alpha-Arbutin
Undecylenoyl Phenylalanine
Carnitine
Betula Alba Bark Extract (White Birch Bark Extract)
Scrophularia Nodosa Extract (Figwort Extract)
Porphyra Umbilicalis Extract
Glycosaminoglycans
Directions
Directions for use: after cleansing, toning and applying appropriate treatment serums, smooth a thin layer over entire face or spot treat areas of discoloration on face or body. Finish with the appropriate PCA SKIN® moisturizer with SPF during the day and moisturizer in the evening.brightening therapy with TrueTone may be used alone or in conjunction with other PCA SKIN pigment control products.
Okay, I have some crazy hyperpigmentation!
I went through a "tanning phase" in high school and college where I LOVED tanning beds so much I went every day (sickening, I know!).
Because of how idiotic I was, I now have severe age spots/sun spots, and scarring.
I am always on the hunt for products to help this.
I have reviewed several in the past and haven't noticed any major difference.
I need to finish up what I have and start using this, because this product sounds promising and I am liking PCA skin care already!




eyeXcellence
A triple-action eye cream formulated to reduce puffiness, dark circles and wrinkles around the eye area.

  • Three peptides join forces to increase collagen production, capillary function and circulation to leave the eye area smooth, even and bright.

  • Grape seed extract, aloe and vitamin E moisturize and leave the skin healthy and hydrated.

  • May be used twice daily to decrease fine lines, puffiness and dark circles while providing potent antioxidant action to the delicate eye area.
  • Key Ingredients
    Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil
    Dipeptide-2
    Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3
    Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3 (Matrixyl®)
    Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract
    Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
    Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)
    Squalane
    Panax Ginseng Extract
    Gynostemma Pentaphyllum Extract
    Directions
    After cleansing, toning and applying any PCA SKIN® treatment serums, pat a small amount gently around the eye area. May be applied under any PCA SKIN® sunscreen moisturizer or evening moisturizer.
    Reduces wrinkles, puffiness AND hydrates!?!
    What's not to love?
    I really like this eye cream. I used it in the morning and I was shocked at how it "deflated" the bags under my eyes.
    It is hydrating and it's super soothing.




    Acne Gel
    A gentle and effective 2% salicylic acid and 5% azelaic acid acne spot treatment that clears existing acne blemishes while reducing oil production, and the occurrence of future breakouts.
    Key Ingredients
    Salicylic Acid
    Azelaic Acid
    Extracts of Cinnamomum Cassia (Cinnamon) Bark
    Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root
    Poterium Officinale (Green Burnet) Root
    Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Extract
    Directions
    After cleansing and toning, apply a small amount to affected areas. Can be used twice daily. Follow with the appropriate PCA SKIN® sunscreen moisturizer in the daytime and antibacterial hydrator in the evening.
    I was breaking out on my chin (hence, no FOTD's as of late) and I used this in conjunction with the acne cream and they both completely dried out my break-outs!
    This is some strong stuff, I love it!




    Acne Cream
    This active 5% benzoyl peroxide acne spot treatment effectively delivers oxygen into the pores to help kill the bacteria responsible for acne breakouts.
    L-lactic acid and tea tree oil also work to inhibit breakouts while keeping the skin hydrated and smooth.
    Key Ingredients
    Benzoyl Peroxide
    Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract
    Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil
    Lactic Acid
    Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil
    Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A)
    Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil
    Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract
    Directions
    After cleansing and toning, apply a smooth layer to needed areas. For use only as a spot treatment product and not all over facial use. Follow with the appropriate PCA SKIN® sunscreen moisturizer in the daytime and antibacterial hydrator in the evening.
    Like I said above, I used this with the acne gel and my breakouts dried up and were gone in a short amount of time.
    I even put this on my deep, cystic-type acne and it helped alot!
    *Products were sent to me by a PR firm.
    Please read my disclaimer on the side of my page for more information.

    2 comments:

    wuzzyangel said...

    Oh you moved?! Congrats on finding a place you like! :) Yes moving is very hectic! LOL!

    Anonymous said...

    I have just been introduced to this product, so I appreciate your comments. I do not purchase products packaged in a jar however, as their effectiveness goes away after a few times of opening the jar. Better to have a tube or pump, I think.