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
 



            

        

Email any questions, product orders or appointment changes to  gvs117@comcast.net


















 


Happy Spring to all.

Dear clients.

I have been asked by at least 3 of you this last month about my newsletter and the only excuse I have is that I am always running out of time. Not sure that is a good one, but it is the truth.

Thankfully I had a little cold this weekend and that gives me the time to finally sit down and write gain.

Many changes have happened at PCA in these last two month, but the biggest one is that you can now buy directly from their website , while us practitioners still receive some credit. PCA has decided to do this as many of us cant afford to get a professional website done and sell online ourselves.

Of course you will pay regular retail prices and you will pay for shipping, but it is a good way to keep your products in stock, find out about the latest product developments and perhaps even get them sooner then I could mail them to you. It is a good place to shop when I am out of town or on a well deserved vacation.

You do want to think about the fact that I will give you at least 10% discount at all times now (and sometimes even 20%) and there is always free shipping .You usually receive your products within 3-4 days when I am out of stock and I am not sure what the turn around time is from PCA.

PCA skin will give you free shipping on any orders over $100. To take advantage of their shipping please go to :www.pcaskin.com , pick the products you need and when you get to your shopping card it will ask you about your practitioner. You have to put in “Skin Concepts and either San Mateo or Sonoma Ca., so you will receive the products and I will be credited. I am told you cannot shop on the site without having a practitioner who takes care of your skin.

Its all very new and I am not sure exactly how well it works yet, but will try it myself in the next few days.


Now to the specials I usually offer when I finally write a newsletter:


Intensive Brightening Treatment:

0.5% pure retinol night

net wt 1 oz / 29.5 g

[5 out of 5 stars. 5.0


(SKIN TYPES

Oily Normal Combination

SKIN CONCERNS

Discolorations

The ultimate pure retinol nighttime treatment for those with discoloration.

  1. A powerful nightly treatment that creates an even, bright and radiant complexion

  2. Pure retinol, resveratrol and niacinamide promote a healthy glow while improving discoloration

  3. Potent, stable ingredients in a patented Omnisome delivery system to carry ingredients deeper into the skin for superior results


easy application steps

In the evening only, apply a pea-sized amount after cleansing. Use twice per week, gradually increasing application frequency to every other night, and then advancing to each evening or as tolerated. Follow with the appropriate moisturizer. Note: It is important to wear a broad spectrum SPF during the day when using this product at night, since retinol is sun sensitizing.


Regular price $106, now on sale through May 30 for only $85.00



Intensive Age Refining Treatment®:

0.5% pure retinol night

net wt 1.1 oz / 31.2 g

5 out of 5 stars. 5.0


SKIN TYPES

Dry Normal Combination

SKIN CONCERNS

Visible Aging

The ultimate retinol nighttime treatment for those concerned with aging skin, including fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone.

  1. Minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and firm the skin with retinopeptide and stem cell extract technology

  2. Strengthen skin with minimal irritation using stabilized retinol

  3. Reduce age-related skin yellowing and redness with niacinamide

  4. Uses the patented OmniSome delivery system to carry ingredients deeper into the skin for superior results


easy application steps

In the evening only, apply a pea-sized amount after cleansing. Use twice per week, gradually increasing application frequency to every other night, and then advancing to each evening or as tolerated. Follow with the appropriate moisturizer. Note: It is important to wear a broad spectrum SPF during the day when using this product at night, since retinol is sun sensitizing


Regular price $106.00, now on sale through May 30 for only $85.00.


Also on sale this month is:

Après Peel® Hydrating Balm

net wt 1.7 oz / 48.2 g

[4.7 out of 5 stars.Dry Normal

SKIN CONCERNS

Visible Aging

A soothing moisturizer that hydrates while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

  1. A light-textured moisturizer that replenishes dry or aging skin

  2. Improves collagen to reduce fine lines and wrinkles

  3. Antioxidants provide further skin protection for aging skin



Clearskin

net wt 1.7 oz / 48.2 g

[4.7 out of 5 stars.

SKIN TYPES

Oily Normal Combination Sensitive

SKIN CONCERNS

Acne Sensitive Skin

A nourishing, light moisturizer that hydrates, calms and soothes normal to oily, breakout-prone and sensitive skin.

  1. Quick-absorbing, non-oily feel

  2. Reduces discolorations due to breakouts

  3. Targeted ingredients that balance moisture levels

  4. Plant extracts that purify and calm the skin



Collagen Hydrator

net wt 1.7 oz / 48.2 g

[5 out of 5 stars.

SKIN TYPES

Dry

SKIN CONCERNS

Visible Aging

A rich moisturizer that hydrates and firms dry and mature skin.

  1. Fruit extracts, including olive and almond, infuse antioxidants into the skin while firming it

  2. Multiple rich moisturizing ingredients hydrate, soothe and smooth the skin



All these moisturizers will be $20% off through May 2016


Have a fabulous month!

Warm regards,

Gabrielle



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.