Skin Concepts
407 North San Mateo Drive, San Mateo, Ca. 94401, 650-400-7823,        108 Andrieux Street, Suite 105, Sonoma, Ca. 95476, 707-343-1123

             PCA Skin products

             The Power Couple:

Total Strength Serum and Exlinea Peptide Smoothing Serum:

20% off if you buy both of them this month.

Exlinea      reg. $102       sale $81.60

Total Strength  reg 86    sale $68.80

total strength serum:

Size: 1 fluid oz

what it is:

Total Strength Serum is a next generation peptide formulation that combines
epidermal growth factor (EGF) with matrix metalloproteinase inhibitors (MMPi) to minimize the appearance of pores while firming, tightening and strengthening aging skin.

directions for use:

Apply a dime-sized amount to the entire face and neck twice daily for maximum skin strengthening and anti-aging benefits.


  1. EGF stimulates cells to repair and reproduce.

  2. Strengthens skin structure and increases collagen production.

  3. Addresses aging concerns, including reducing loss of elasticity and minimizing the appearance
    of pores.

  4. The combination of a next generation peptide with EGF provides an ideal anti-aging formula
    with a cosmetically elegant feel.
    key ingredients:

  5. Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38
    The newest generation of messenger peptides that stimulates collagen I, III and IV; fibronectin; hyaluronic acid; laminin 5; and heat shock protein 47 to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

  6. Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)
    Aids in the proliferation of healthy skin cells and improves the appearance of aging skin.

  7. Silybum Marianum Extract
    A potent antioxidant from milk thistle.

ExLinea® peptide smoothing serum:

Size: 1 fluid oz

what it is:

ExLinea® Peptide Smoothing Serum is an essential serum in any anti-aging regimen, utilizing the peptide Argireline and the hydrating ingredient sodium hyaluronate to effectively minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

directions for use:

Twice daily, after cleansing and toning, smooth one to two pumps onto areas of wrinkling and laxity, concentrating on the lines around the eyes, forehead and mouth.


  1. Synergistically hydrates, smooths and firms aging skin.

  2. Minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

  3. Reduces facial muscle stimulation that can cause deep wrinkling in the forehead, eye area and around the mouth.
    key ingredients:

  4. Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 (Argireline)
    Works to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkling.

  5. Sodium Hyaluronate
    Has the ability to hold 1,000 times its weight in water and plays an important role in skin hydration.

  6. Squalene
    A naturally occurring oil found in such foods as olives and wheat germ; it helps to keep the skin moist.
    pair with:
    For a powerful peptide anti-aging pair, combine Total Strength Serum and ExLinea® Peptide Smoothing Serum in your daily care regimen twice a day.
    Total Strength Serum from PCA SKIN® contains a next generation peptide ingredient blend that strengthens
    skin structure, leading to a more youthful appearance.

    1. With the advanced capacity of the next generation peptide in PCA SKIN’s Total Strength Serum, you’ll see
      a noticeable reduction in wrinkle volume with consistent use.

    2. Achieve a youthful glow with Total Strength Serum and ExLinea® Peptide Smoothing Serum – a peptide
      power couple from PCA SKIN for daily skin care.

    3. Pairing Total Strength Serum with ExLinea® Peptide Smoothing Serum from PCA SKIN gives you the ultimate
      in anti-aging prevention and correction.

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March 2014

A message from Gabrielle

Here we are, winter has finally arrived with our much needed rain and finally we see a chance of daily showers in our future. I would hate to go back to the daily sponge bath at the kitchen sink I grew up with, crowned by a once a week bath shared with my siblings (dirtiest in last).

Speaking of water, many of us have experienced extra dryness in our skin through all these month of excess heat in our homes to combat the extreme cold we had for a few weeks, no rain and  terrible air quality. It’s time to rehydrate, remove those layers of dry, dead skin cells and nourish our skin with the basics of healthy skin care.

This month I am featuring a treatment that will work for all of you, even the most sensitive skin will benefit.

Sensi Peel is a unique and gentle formulation containing 6% trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and 12%lactic acid along with a host of pigment controlling ingredients, such as kojic, azelaic and L-ascorbic acids and arbutin. It improves surface texture and brightens the skin while helping to promote even skin tone. Sensi Peel is a highly effective formulation for all skin types, even Rosacea. It will leave your complexion glowing and dewy within minutes of application.

Sensi Peel treatment is on sale this month for $125, a savings of $20

Facials versus Peels.

Ever since I started doing the PCAskin peels I am asked about the difference the peels make in your skin versus the facials.

For the first 20 years of my career the only thing available to us as professional products for use in a facial were granular exfoliation cremes, some ampoules that could be penetrated with galvanic current, a steamer to soften the skin for manual extractions, masques and on a more effective  level, perhaps an Enzyme masque.

All of us in the industry became very excited when Glycolic Acid became available as well as Micro Dermabration. Finally we could do more then just remove a few dead and dry surface cells and stimulate the skin with a massage.

Though Glycolic acid as a single ingredient acid was perhaps a little harsh for most of my clients and micro dermabration left the skin red and in some cases irritated.

But it was much more then just a plain facial and the long term results were much more dramatic.

Today we are indeed lucky that the products available to us are so much more effective. Even in my remaining facial “Guinot Beaute Neuve” treatment we are peeling in a more gentle way. The fruit acids in the Peel’in gel penetrate between the dead surface cells to cut the intercellular links, while Peel’out foam gently removes them. To conclude the treatment, the Clarimasque with pure vitamin C regenerates the elastic fibers and lightens pigmentation marks, leaving the skin radiant.

For those of you who just cannot live without a relaxing massage, this is far more effective then the old facials, but you still cannot get the dramatic long term improvement you will see with the PCAskin* peels.

If your skin is in need of corrective measures, the fastest way to achieve this is with the Chemical peels. If it’s pigmentation changes you have gone through, fine lines or even acne, nothing works as fast as the peels. We can finally get beyond those surface layers and make changes in the deeper layers of your skin, were most of these issues are seated.

The changes I have witnessed in my clients skin is truly remarkable and as the peels are not aggressive, but rather progressive, it will take a little time and a few treatments for lasting results, as well as a maintenance schedule, but you will see immediate improvement as well.

As Dr. Lindner says: “When performed regularly you can get the same results, as you do with lasers”.

I might ad “a lot less expensive and much more pleasant an experience”.

I can truthfully say that those of you who have been coming to me for years, have truly remarkable young looking and healthy skin.

Congratulations and thank you for trusting in me all these years and being open to all the new treatments I introduced.

To conclude, if you truly want fast and lasting results the peels are your best choice and you can always have a relaxing facial on a cruise or at a Spa in the wine country.

Stay happy and healthy everyone.