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

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Sun exposure is a universal thread to healthy youthful skin. The American Skin Cancer Foundation-recommended PCA SKIN broad spectrum SPF products help to prevent sun-induced skin damage, including skin cancer and visible aging.

Most sunscreen products stop at reflecting UV rays- PCA SKIN sun products are different. Our broad spectrum sunscreen products reflect UV rays, prevent free radical damage and rid the skin of injured cells.

The coveted Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of recommendation has been awarded to the entire line of PCA SKIN broad spectrum SPF products. To receive the Seal each product underwent rigorous testing and met stringent criteria for safety and efficacy.

From the press:

“PCA SKIN Active Very Water /Sweat Resistant SPF45 shields skin from UV rays even after an hour of swimming or working out. A blend of antioxidants (including caffeine) helps prevent wrinkles and improves skin tone”

                          O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE

This formulation on sale this month at $30% off.

Regular  $29.50

Now only $20.65

Weightless protection, Broad Spectrum   SPF 45

This unique quick -absorbing and light finish makes this formulation ideal for clients with oily skin and those who dislike the feel of traditional sunscreen products. Men love this formulation!

Regular $40

Now only $32 @ 20% off

Perfecting Protection, Broad Spectrum


This revolutionary broad spectrum UVA/UVB product combines the protective benefits of ultra sheer zinc oxide and other potent sunscreen agents with licorice, mulberry and bearberry extracts to encourage an even skin tone. It is suitable for all skin types and is also recommended following peels, lasers and other in office procedures.

Regular  $27

Now only $21.60 @ 20%off

Protecting Hydrator Broad Spectrum

SPF 30

This non oily daily hydrator with SPF is formulated with aloe vera and panthenol to provide light moisture with a matte finish. It contains the important anti oxydants silybin, also known as milk thistle, and caffeine. It is best for anyone with normal to oily skin.

Regular $35

Now only $28.00 @ 20%off

Hydrator Plus Broad Spectrum SPF30

This nourishing moisturizer with SPF is formulated with a blend of UV protecting ingredients, including ultra sheer zinc oxide.

It is formulated with moisturizing hyaluronic  acid and sodium PCA for dry and dehydrated skin.

Regular $33

Now only $26.40 @ 20%off

Sale July 1st through July 31st

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July 2014

A message from Gabrielle

Having just finished surviving the hottest May in history, it makes me focus on sun protection in this issue. I still cant believe many people will leave the house without it: “oh I was just running to the gym and the sun was not up yet when I left the house”. So where was the sun when you came home?

Even and especially on cloudy days it is essential that we wear sunscreen and it should be a habit every single day.

Please ladies, get after your other halves and make them wear it as well, as more men then women have issues with skin cancer.

This month we will concentrate on sun related skin damage and I will add your neck and decollete area along with your face peel

for only $45 more (a saving of $30). Often neglected this area shows your age, even if your face is nice and smooth. One treatment alone will show you the difference. Add your daily dose of Perfecting neck and decollete creme as well as daily sunscreen and you will be amazed at the difference.

JULY special:

Face and decollete peel  $190

save $30

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.