9.26.2013

Amarte Skin Care Wonder Cream


The magical properties of mushrooms continue- and this time with exceeding skin care benefits. September is Mushroom Month- and now it’s more relevant than ever to celebrate the anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, and protecting agents found in mushroom abundant skin care regimens. Mushrooms naturally boost the overall health and youth of your skin, reminding us that the mushroom’s positive uses stretch far beyond nutrition benefits!

Vitamin D and anti-oxidant rich, mushrooms possess unique anti-aging properties, and protect the skin against fine lines and wrinkles to smooth out those pesky signs of aging. Beyond the ability to smooth complexions, tones and fine lines, mushrooms are a natural anti-inflammatory which calm and sooth irritating skin conditions like acne, rosacea, and eczema. Amarte, the premiere luxury skin care line that combines Eastern skin care philosophy with the power of Western dermatology, has recently launched Amarte Wonder Creama powerful anti-aging cream filled with a unique mushroom emollient that enhances immunity and shields skin from inflammatory triggers, irritation, environmental toxins and UV damage.


Wonder Cream: ($79, AmarteSkinCare.com)
A refined skin treatment used to restore and nourish precious, delicate skin. Retinol and nutrient-rich, the advanced Korean formula therapeutically and gentlydiminishes freckles and sunspots, reduces lines and wrinkles and lovingly exfoliates for a supple, translucent complexion. Formulated with unique ingredients like caviar extract, pearl powder, and mushroom emollient, Wonder Cream revitalizes the skin with minerals and protects against external factors such as UV rays, irritation, and environmental toxins.



Britney Spears Fantasy 10th Anniversary

Britney finally decided to stop teasing us – just now, the pop star released the first images of her new fragrance fantasy anniversary edition. The news comes following a teaser ad the queen of pop sent earlier this week, and we couldn’t be more excited for the perfume’s debut! Here’s what you need to know:

  • The fragrance, fantasy anniversary edition commemorates Britney’s 10th year of creating fragrances. It’s a celebratory scent to mark 10 years of perfume in the making (remembercurious?) and Britney’s now global, billion dollar fragrance business.  

  • The packaging – if you look closely, you’ll see names listed all over the packaging forfantasy anniversary edition. Those names happen to be of Britney’s most devoted fans from over 85 countries. This is a first-of-its-kind campaign in the fragrance industry, using fan names as a muse for the package design.

  • The bottle -- see the message on the bottle? It’s a note from Brit to her fans thanking them for 10 years of support. She’s dedicating this landmark fragrance to them! Each bottle size has a different message, together saying “10 hugs and 10 kisses…to my sweet scented fans for a decade of love…you are my inspiration,” with the signature “xoxo Britney” beneath each message.

  • Availability – The scent will be available in early October, exclusively at Kohl’s andKohls.com.

Creator of ZO Skin Health and Award Winning Skin with ZO Products!



World-renowned board-certified dermatologist Zein Obagi, MD, is a force to be reckoned with. He has been a trailblazer in the skincare industry for more than 25 years. In 1983, he introduced the concept of skin health, revolutionizing how we think about and approach skincare.


Noticing a gap between over-the-counter products and stronger medical-grade solutions, Dr. Obagi developed ZO® Skin Health, by Zein Obagi, MD to address the need for professional products for home use. Formulated with the most potent ingredients in high concentrations, ZO® Skin Health utilizes pure retinol, advanced peptides, and powerful antioxidants to work from the inside out to stimulate, nourish, repair and maintain healthy skin.


Extremely hands on, the Beverly Hills-based visionary works side by side with a team of cosmetic chemists to ensure each product is up to snuff. “For me, it has always been and always will be, all about the science of creating and restoring healthy skin,” said Dr. Obagi. “I believe in youthful skin for every patient, at any age.”


For Dr. Obagi, the principle of skin health restoration completely revolves around the issue of skin stabilization. This is achieved through:


  • Correction – This stage seeks to improve skin tolerance and increase resistance to negative stimulation such as sun exposure.
  • Stimulation – This step involves epidermal and dermal renewal to reduce discoloration, restore natural hydration, improve cellular function and enhance collagen.
  • Pigment Control - Known for his in-depth understanding of pigment disorders and treating skin of color, Dr. Obagi’s skin solutions were developed to stabilize melanocytes, the pigment producing cells in the skin responsible for brown spots or sun spots.
  • Hydration - A basic tenet of Dr. Obagi’s mantra is that moisturizers are not a panacea for skin and in fact, they can be harmful. They key is to stimulate hydration from within, reduce inflammation and diminish redness.

Sun Protection –  Dr. Obagi advises all of his patients to use physical sun blocks to fight the chronological effects of UVA/UVB rays. His breakthrough sun protection formula, ZO® Skin Health Oclipse® Sunscreen + Primer SPF 30 is on the short list of every beauty editor’s favorite anti-aging skincare.

“Physicians and skincare professionals should focus on making skin healthy rather than merely alleviating symptoms of poor skin health such as pigmentation, fine lines, acne, rosacea, wrinkles and even sagging. We can address these skincare concerns for our patients without resorting to medical procedures with the right skincare regimen,” says Dr. Obagi.


Award Winning Skin with ZO Skin Health
All eyes were on small screen stars at last weekend’s Emmy Awards. How is it that all the A-Listers seem to be aging backwards? While they may have a bevy of beauty gurus at their beck and call, you don’t need surgical solutions, a ten person team or even a day at the spa to get their glow.

You can get red carpet ready and discover the fountain of youth in your own bathroom with these cutting-edge products from ZO® Skin Health. Follow these steps before a big night out for show-stopping skin.


THE WEEK BEFORE
ZO® Skin Health Ossential™ Radical Night Repair Plus ($145) is packed with a full 1% concentration of retinol (the highest available over-the-counter) to help repair and rebuild collagen, smoothing old wrinkles and preventing new lines from forming.
THE NIGHT BEFORE
ZO® Skin Health Olluminate™ Intense Eye Repair ($130) addresses the gamut of potential problems around your eye area, from crow’s feet to dark circles and puffiness. Retinol builds collagen to fight creases while light reflective particles mica and titanium dioxide disguise imperfections.
THE MORNING OF
ZO® Skin Health Offects™ Exfoliating Polish ($60) leaves you with just-stepped-out-of-a-spa skin in two minutes flat. With non-irritating round magnesium crystals, the polish gently sloughs off dead skin cells, increases circulation, and revs epidermal turnover to create a brighter, clearer, smoother, and more even-toned complexion.
PRE-PRIMPING
ZO® Skin Health Oclipse® Sunscreen + Primer SPF 30 ($65) prevents sun damage and reduces photoaging with physical blockers zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. Plus this sunscreen doubles as a makeup primer, creating a flawless canvas for your look.


All products are available at www.zoskinhealth.com and select physician offices.

Dr.Brandt Anti-Oxidant Water Booster


Dr. Brandt’s sold-out, must-have detoxifying anti-oxidant water booster in goji-maqui is back by popular demand!

When Dr. Brandt first launched his revolutionary anti-oxidant water boosters, they became an instant hit. Fans were clamoring for this must-have detox tool that leaves skin youthful, luminous, and radiant from the inside out. Back by popular demand, this sold-out favorite returns as a web and in-office exclusive. For the month of September only, dr. brandt is making this must-have product available for 25% off as a special introductory offer.

Dr. Fredric Brandt, a renowned dermatologist and skincare expert, began his career at Sloan-Kettering focusing on cancer research. While seeking to fight this deadly disease, Dr. Brandt became a pioneer advocate for the use of natural antioxidants to fight free radical damage and effectively combat premature aging. This led to the development of his unprecedented antioxidant water boosters, bringing Dr. Brandt’s groundbreaking discoveries in internal medicine to skin. These powerful boosters improve overall health and skin radiance while slowing the signs of aging. Packed with proven age-fighters that provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxifying benefits, Dr. Brandt’s breakthrough water boosters fortify skin with the building blocks of health and youth in delicious goji-maqui flavor.

“Goji-maqui water booster is a convenient and extremely effective way to naturally detoxify, while defending your skin and body against the dangerous daily assault of free radicals,” explains Dr. Brandt. “Just squeeze a dropper full into your 8 oz. water bottle and enjoy a daily dose of skin health.”

dr. brandt detoxifying anti-oxidant water booster® goji-maqui features an exclusive combination of purifying superfoods Goji berry and Maqui berry for total body detoxification and visibly healthier, younger looking skin. This potent antioxidant blend contains more than 90 percent polyphenols—equivalent to more than 15 cups of green tea—for a delicious detox, that’s decaffeinated, sugar, and calorie free.

The benefits of these powerful ingredients include:

Goji berry
Antioxidant and potassium rich
Natural diuretic
Regulates blood pressure
Rids the body of excess fluids and toxins

Maqui berry
Rich source of antioxidants
Powerful anti-inflammatory
Protects against toxins, chemicals and free-radicals
Full of vitamin C, calcium, potassium and iron
Ranked within the highest anti-oxidant abilities on the ORAC scale—a standardized test used by the UD department of agriculture to measure anti-oxidant levels in food

HOW TO USE: Add one dropper full to a cup of hot or cold water daily to rid internal systems of toxins, combat premature aging and promote overall health.

WHAT IT COSTS: $39 (25% off exclusively for the month of September)

WHERE TO FIND IT: Available at drbrandtskincare.com<http://drbrandtskincare.com> or at Dr. Brandt’s Medical Offices in New York (323 East 34th Street) and Miami (4425 Ponce de Leon Boulevard)