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Product of the Week: EltaMD UV Stick SPF 50

Elta MD UV Stick SPF 50 EltaMD UV Stick SPF 50 is easy-to-apply, mess-free, residue-free sun protection that’s Dermatologist tested and formulated for the whole family and all skin types. Perfect for at home or reapplication on the road, this water-resistant, all-mineral SPF 50+ formula absorbs quickly, blends easily and works for all skin tones without leaving a white cast, and with broad-spectrum and antioxidant protection against UVA (aging), UVB (burning) and HEV (high energy visible or blue light) rays, you can feel confident with every swipe. FEATURES AND BENEFITS Face and body sunscreen Broad-spectrum protection against UVA, UVB, HEV and infrared radiation) With 100% mineral active Zinc Oxide Water-resistant (Up to 80 minutes) Convenient on-the-go stick format, for easy reapplication Travel-friendly, TSA compliant Absorbs quickly and blends easily, providing a transparent layer of protection for all skin tones Suitable for adults and children Formulated for all skin types and skin tones Safe for sensitive skin Antioxidant protection KEY INGREDIENTS: Active Ingredients: 22% All-physical Zinc Oxide Ingredient Insights: Zinc Oxide: Natural mineral compound that works as a sunscreen agent by reflecting and scattering UVA and UVB rays Tocopherol (Vit.E): Antioxidant that reduces free radicals and mitigates the effects of UV, HEV and IR (infrared) exposure Oryzanol and Ethyl Ferulate: Lipid soluble antioxidants with excellent free radical scavenging effects to help mitigate oxidative UV damage Bisabolol: Naturally-occurring material that soothes skin from daily environmental stress Purchase in-store, online or through our Chicago Skin Science App! Free to download for iPhone or Android users!

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CCSD Hand Restore

CCSD Hand Restore The CCSD Hand Restore us a luxurious fractionated hyaluronic acid and green tea intensive hand cream that’s perfect for everyone! This ultra nourishing, non-greasy hand treatment therapy rejuvenates, soothes and conditions compromised hands.  It’s designed for multi-daily usage as well as in combination with hand rejuvenation treatments.  Key ingredients include Hyaluronic Acid, Glycerin and Green Tea. Benefits Various low molecular weights of HA easily penetrate skin to ensure deep and optimal hydration Glycerin helps bind moisture to skin to maintain a healthy skin barrier. Niacinamide assists in brightening areas of pigmentation and evening out skin texture and tone Green tea extract is a nourishing and calming antioxidant that helps guard against free radical damage. Free of fragrance, gluten, oil and parabens Purchase in-store, online or through our Chicago Skin Science App! Free to download for Apple or Android users.

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Product of the Week: Alastin SilkSHIELD All-Mineral Sunscreen

“The Alastin SilkSHield All-Mineral Sunscreen is my new obsession! I truly have never felt this unique texture of sunscreen before. It feels so elegant and lightweight! It is a great alternative from our tinted Alastin HydraTint [Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36]. Now we have TWO Alastin sunscreen options!” – Vivi, Assistant Retail Store Coordinator  Ingredients and Key Benefits Lightweight, fast-absorbing, broad-spectrum sunscreen that blends in sheer. Hydrating, non-irritating formula helps to improve and repair the skin’s barrier function. Provides protection from UVA/UVB, IR rays, pollution, and blue light. Formulated for use following a cosmetic treatment and generally sensitive skin. Non-comedogenic, fragrance-free, and oil-free. Supports the production of new, healthy elastin and collagen. It’s a great anti-aging, moisturizing SPF all in one! How to use it Apply generously 15 minutes before sun exposure, alone or under make-up, as needed. Reapply after 40 minutes of swimming or sweating, immediately after towel drying, at least every 2 hours. Children under 6 months of age: Ask a doctor. Key Ingredients Zinc Oxide – 19.95% TriHex Technology® – Works with the skin to help clear out damaged elastin and collagen and support the skin’s natural ability to produce new, healthy elastin and collagen Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride – Supports the skin’s natural barrier function and repair Hydroxymethoxyphenyl Decanone – Highly effective hyaluronic acid booster, antioxidant, and anti-irritant Ectoin – Helps provide protection from blue light and can repair existing sun damage within the skin Phytoene/Phytofluene – Powerful antioxidants to help further protect the skin Purchase in-store, online our through our Chicago Skin Science App!

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Nutrafol Women’s Balance

Improves hair growth with visibly more thickness peri- and post menopause. Target root causes of thinning like hormones, stress, and metabolism with medical-grade, natural ingredients that support your whole-body health. 21 powerful ingredients for better hair growth. Featuring patented Synergen Complex Plus®, a proprietary blend of clinically effective ingredients formulated with unique ratios shown to improve hair growth and quality. Saw Palmetto Combats thinning hair by helping to block production of DHT. Maca Adaptogen known to support hormone health before, during, and after menopause. Sensoril® Ashwagandha Balances stress hormones to support the hair growth cycle. Purchase in-store, online, or through our Chicago Skin Science App!

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Product of the Week: iS Clinical Active Serum

This week’s product of the week is one of Vivi’s personal favorites because it is pregnancy safe and botanical based! Since she cannot use tretinoin, during pregnancy, this baby here saved her skin’s life going through pregnancy hormones! She likes to call it the botanical version of retinol.    The iS Clinical Active Serum provides anti-aging, anti-acne and brightening benefits. Clinically-proven to provide both instant and long-term results, this face serum smooths away fine lines and wrinkles while softening the skin’s texture. It reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation, redness and acne, leading to a clearer and healthier-looking complexion. Ideal for anti-aging, acne, and hyperpigmented skin.    **Key Factors and Key Ingredients*** Professional strength Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles Diminishes the appearance of hyperpigmentation and acne Provides both rapid and long-term results Contains Derivative of Glycolic acid-Sugar Cane  Kojic Acid  Lactic Acid  Derivative of Salicylic -Willow Bark ***How to use*** Apply sparingly to clean skin, smoothing over face and neck (or as directed). This “active” product will produce a slight tingling sensation, which should dissipate within a few minutes.     Purchase in-store, online or through our Chicago Skin Science App!

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Product of the Week: EltaMD Moisture-Rich Body Creme

The EltaMD Moisture-Rich Body Creme infuses compromised and dry, flaky, sensitive skin with long-lasting moisture and essential nutrients. A wonderful daily moisturizer with a medium texture. Boasts a lot of benefits for severely, dry and/or sensitive skin but it’s important to note that it is also great for ALL SKIN TYPES! *Key Factors & Ingredients* Niacinamide (vit B3) and enzymes work to help smooth and soothe severely dry skin. Reduces redness, calm inflammation and restores suppleness. Luxurious, ceramide-enhanced formula promotes a healthy skin barrier and replenishes moisture. Moisture-binding hyaluronic acid, plant-based lipids and mango seed butter moisturizes and nourishes dry, flaky, sensitive skin. Fragrance-free, paraben-free, sensitivity-free, nongreasy and noncomedogenic 8oz tube *Directions* Easy – just apply after showering and/or reapply throughout the day as needed! Follow up with sunscreen when you’ll be outside. For the body only. Purchase in-store, online or through our Chicago Skin Science App!

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***NEW PRODUCT ALERT*** Alastin ReFORM and RePAIR Complex

It’s like Alastin Regenerating Skin Nectar, Alastin TransFORM Body Treatment and Alastin INhance Post-Injection Serum all had a beautiful child! The Alastin ReFORM and RePAIR Complex benefits the patients by accelerating the healing process as it reduces: Edema and Inflammation (swelling) Subcutaneous Fibrous Banding Bruising and Tenderness Scarring It improves skin quality, texture and tone as well! Key Ingredients TriHex Technology – Actively works to help clear out old, damaged proteins and replenish skin with new elastin and collagen for a smoother, more youthful appearance. Hexapeptide 11 – Supports the body’s natural detoxification and repair process to improve the clearance of waste products, such as lipid droplets. ChromaFADE Technology – Accelerates recovery from post-surgical bruising and enhances patient experience with less downtime and more symptomatic relief Arnica Montana Extract – Helps to reduce the appearance of swelling Centella Asiatica Extract / Tetrandrine / Oleuropein – Helps to balance and prevent overproduction of collagen helping to minimize the appearance of scars. What procedures does it pair with? Facial Procedures Facelift – Pretreat with Nectar, Post treat with R&R (behind the ears) Neck Liposuction Facial Fat Transfer Breast Procedures Breast Augmentation Breast Lift Breast Reduction Breast Reconstruction Body Procedures Abdominoplasty Liposuction Brachioplasty Thigh Lift BBL With Fat Transfer or Grafting Non-surgical Procedures QWO This product is ready to be purchased! You can purchase in-store, online or through our Chicago Skin Science App!

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An Esthetician’s Point of View with Nicki Loizzi, Licensed Esthetician

From our Licensed Esthetician, Nicki Loizzi – Favorite Exfoliating Skincare Product I am fortunate to work at such an incredible practice that takes skin health so seriously, which is why I am always excited to walk my patients out to the checkout counter located in our very own store, here at Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology, called Chicago Skin Science. We carry the biggest selection of skincare I’ve ever seen at a practice because we know that each patient’s skin needs, as well as the budgets, can vary.   I make sure that at the beginning of every appointment I ask what my patient is currently using at home and if they feel like it’s working. After carefully listening to what they are currently doing and their level of satisfaction with what they already have, it is my job to be a “skinvestigator” (as I call myself), to see what they are missing from their routine so that I can suggest products to help their concerns and/or assure that the products they have already invested in are working to their full potential. There truly is no point investing in expensive serums and moisturizers if one is not exfoliating your skin properly because the skincare products are essentially just sitting on top of the skin instead of penetrating deep into the dermis.    I’ve noticed a common trend in what the majority of patients are lacking- an exfoliating step to their skincare regimen (and no, a scrub with beads in it will not suffice), which is why I am so happy we carry our own CCSD Reverse Peel Pads which are 15% glycolic acid and come in a convenient pack of 60. I recommend patients start incorporating these easy-to-use, inexpensive (about $42) pads every other night after they cleanse their skin and prior to putting on serums/moisturizers/night creams for a variety of reasons since glycolic acid…   Helps prevent acne Slows down the aging process  Treats hyperpigmentation Aids in reducing the appearance of scars Improves the overall appearance of skin “Glycolic acid has a small molecular structure, giving it the ability to travel deep into the layers of the skin. Once there, the acid dissolves excess sebum and dead skin cells, revealing smoother, brighter, and younger-looking skin.”   Call or text our office at 312-245-9965, to book your consultation with me so I can help further educate you on what we offer! We can take a deep dive into how we can help assist you in your skincare needs and overall skin health goals!

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Updated Skincare Pricing For 2022

Due to updated pricing per our suppliers, the following products will be subject to a modest price increase effective January 1, 2022. Our mission continues to be providing our patients with the highest quality products and personalized service!   Brand Product Previous Retail New Retail Skinbetter Science Alpharet Overnight Cream 50mL $185.00 $190.00 1/1/22 Alto Defense Serum 30mL $155.00 $160.00 InterFuse Treatment Cream Face & Neck 30mL $125.00 $130.00 Trio Rebalancing Moisture Treatment 50mL $140.00 $145.00 PCA Skin Blemish Control Bar $48.00 $56.00 1/1/22 Pigment Bar $48.00 $56.00 Nutrient Toner $40.00 $42.00 C&E Advanced $120.00 $125.00 Intensive Brightening Treatment $111.00 $115.00 Retinol Treatment for Sensitive Skin $111.00 $115.00 ReBalance $50.00 $53.00 IS Clinical Active Serum 30mL $138.00 $142.00 1/1/22 Cleansing Complex 6oz $44.00 $45.00 Topix (CCSD) Correct Smoothing Cream $36.00 $42.00 1/1/22 Purify BPO 10% Spot Gel $21.00 $24.00 Purify BPO 10% Wash $24.00 $27.00 Purify BPO 5% Wash $23.50 $26.00 Purify GlySal 10/2 Pads $33.50 $36.00 Reverse Peel Pads $38.50 $41.50 Revive Moisturizer $35.50 $37.00 Revive Night Cream $94.00 $96.00 Protect Physical Spray SPF $28.50 $32.00 Revision C+ Correcting Complex 30% $160.00 $164.00 2/1/22 Exfoliating Facial Rinse $84.00 $88.00 Hydrating Serum $86.00 $90.00 Intellishade TruPhysical SPF 45 $76.00 $80.00 Nectifirm $92.00 $94.00 Pore Purifying Clay Mask $48.00 $50.00 Pumpkin Enzyme Mask $48.00 $50.00 Alastin Regenerating Skin Nectar $195.00 $199.00 4/1/22 Restorative Skin Complex $195.00 $199.00 Restorative Eye Complex $95.00 $95.00 Restorative Neck Complex $110.00 $112.00 TransFORM Body Treatment $195.00 $205.00 INhance Post-injection Serum $55.00 $58.00 Silkshield All Mineral SPF 30 $55.00 $55.00 HydraTint Pro Mineral SPF 36 $55.00 $60.00 Soothe + Protect Recovery Balm $40.00 $42.00 Procedure Enhancement System $270.00 $275.00 Elta UV Clear SPF 46 $37.00 $39.00 4/1/22 UV Clear Tinted SPF 46 $39.00 $41.00 UV Daily SPF 40 $30.50 $32.50 UV Daily Tinted SPF 40 $32.50 $34.50 UV Elements SPF 44 $36.50 $38.50 UV Lip Balm SPF 31 $11.50 $13.00 UV Lotion SPF 30 $37.50 $40.00 UV Pure SPF 47 $27.50 $29.50 UV Replenish SPF 44 $34.00 $38.00 UV Sport SPF 50 $26.00 $28.00 UV Stick SPF 50 $34.00 $34.00 Foaming Facial Cleanser $28.00 $30.50 Foaming Facial Cleanser TRAVEL $11.50 $13.00 Moisture Rich Body Cream $29.00 $32.00 So Silky Hand Cream $21.00 $23.00 Skinceuticals CE Ferulic $166.00 $169.00 4/1/22 Phyto Corrective Gel $67.00 $70.00

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Product of the Week: Revision Intellishade TruPhysical

Our Assistant Retail Store Coordinator, Vivi, absolutely LOVES this Product! See why below: The Revision Intellishade TruPhysical is designed to correct, protect, conceal, brighten, and hydrate this chemical free sunscreen is a favorite for being a 5-in-1 age-defying moisturizer with broad spectrum all-mineral SPF with a tinted, fresh, makeup look finish. **Key Factors & Key Ingredients** Loaded with age-defying, beneficial ingredients 2019 Newbeauty Award Winner: Best Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 100% all-mineral technology that provides UVA and UVB broad-spectrum protection. Includes Peptides- helps skin appear firm and lifted, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Includes Vitamin C and other antioxidants- help combat environmental stressors, brighten and even skin tone. Light diffusing ingredients help to even skin tone and blur imperfections. Formulated without hidden chemical sunscreens, parabens, alcohol and artificial fragrances *Directions* Use as your last step in your routine, AM only. Can apply makeup after, but you may find it is not needed! 🙂 Makeup Tip: Vivi’s favorite thing to do is cocktail it in with your liquid foundation for that extra boost in SPF and Anti-aging skin benefits! Purchase your Revision Intellishade TruPhysical in-store, online or through our Chicago Skin Science App! Need it ASAP?! Try our Same-Day Skincare courier service* (available online during checkout)! *available within a 10 mile radius of our skincare store

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Skincare Resolutions For The New Year

Let’s be honest, when most people think of New Year’s resolutions, the first thing that comes to mind is going to the gym more, cutting back on certain foods/drinks or learning a new hobby. But have you ever thought about having a SKINCARE resolution? Taking care of yourself can look different to many people, but taking care of the largest organ of your body is extremely important! Here are a few ways to have a great skinvestment throughout the New Year: Wear your SPF *DAILY* even on those cloudy, gloomy days! Some great options for SPF for you and the whole family are: EltaMd Pure SPF 47: Great for the whole family, starting at 6 months+ Coola Mineral Sunscreen Spray SPF 30: Vegan / Non-GMO / Gluten-Free / Paraben-Free & Hawaii Reef Compliant Act 104 Colorescience Sunforgettable SPF 50: Great for reapplication, for children & adults Neocutis Journee: The all in one SPF 30 to help rejuvenate, hydrate, protect, nourish and revitalize skin’s appearance Drink your water! Keeping yourself hydrated helps ALL of your organs, ESPECIALLY the largest one – your skin! Wash your face *DAILY* – It cleanses your skin of all your makeup, oil, and daytime pollutions. Check out some of these cleansers our Providers recommend to their patients: CCSD Purify AHA 5% Wash – check out our blog for more info & key ingredients iS Clinical Cleanser – comes in two sizes! CeraVe Cleanser EltaMD Foaming Facial Cleanser – also available in a Travel Size! Epionce Milky Lotion Cleanser Get a good night’s sleep – you may be thinking “yeah, sure” but it’s the truth! Resting your mind and body have beneficial effects, like de-stressing, which in turn helps you wake up with clearer skin. Treat yourself to a self care day – It’s not selfish or “too much”, it’s needed! You can schedule a CCSD Signature, Luxe or Revitalize treatment with any one of our Licensed Estheticians – Angie, Angela P., or Nicki! Looking to deep dive into your SKINCARE Resolution, but don’t know where to start? Give us a call at 312-245-9965 option 2 and we can help get you started on the right path!

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Product of the Week: CCSD Purify AHA 5% Wash

The CCSD Purify AHA 5% Wash is a great cleanser for acne/oily skin. It is pregnancy safe, is an oil-free exfoliating face wash to cleanse and retexturize the skin. Ingredients: Contains a 5% Alpha Hydroxy Acid. Water, sodium laureth sulfate, glycolic acid, cocamidopropyl betaine, glycerin, phenoxyethanol, lavender oil, potassium hydroxide, FDC Blue #1. Comes in an 8oz size. Directions: Use a dime-sized amount with warm water, rinse thoroughly. Can be used up to twice a day if the skin tolerates or as directed by your provider. Purchase in-store, online or through our Chicago Skin Science App from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

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