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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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New Product Alert! PCASkin Overnight Lip Mask

The PCASkin Overnight Lip Mask is on the CSS shelves and ready for purchase! A great stocking stuffer for anyone in your life! What does it do? Hydrates and nourishes lips while helping retain moisture Fights visible signs of aging and minimizes the appearance of lip lines Soothes and conditions chapped, tight lips and reduces flakiness Helps skin maximize its overall natural overnight rhythm of repair and protection What’s in it? Hydrates and nourishes lips while helping retain moisture Fights visible signs of aging and minimizes the appearance of lip lines* Soothes and conditions chapped, tight lips and reduces flakiness Helps skin maximize its overall natural overnight rhythm of repair and protection How do you use it? Apply nightly to the lips.  Can be used every night.   Great to pair with filler to help relieve post injection dryness! Who is it good for? Anyone and everyone who wants supple, soft, hydrated lips! Purchase yours in-store, online or through our Chicago Skin Science App! Available for download on the Google Play Store or App Store.

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Product of the Week: CCSD Revive Moisturizer

The CCSD Revive Moisturizer cream is very affordable and perfect for patients that want other skincare benefits throughout the day. Anyone who wants to start an anti-aging moisturizer (no matter the age!) should definitely try our brand of anti-aging cream. Super moisturizing and lightweight! Great for patients with normal/dry skin wanting a light to medium cream-based moisturizer with some anti-aging factors. *Key Facts & Key Ingredients* Ceramides, to keep the skin moist and supple. Glycerin, to help to prevent moisture loss. Antioxidants: vitamins A, C, E, Co-Q10, and green tea extract, to help brighten the skin. Non-comedogenic and can be used for AM and/or PM. (a lighter option at night for patients that find CCSD Revive Night Cream too thick) *Directions* After cleansing the skin, and applying any serums, topicals, etc., apply CCSD Revive Moisturizer as your last step. As always, feel free to extend the product to the neck! You can use this AM and/or PM, if using in the AM make sure to top it off with SPF. Patient Review: “I LOVE this product! I LOVE that this is now in a tube rather than a pot! It’s great for all skin types, especially my acne-prone skin!”

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CCSD & Chicago Skin Science Holiday Hours

As a reminder, CCSD will be celebrating the holidays with our families and loved ones, and we want to ensure that all of your appointments, prescriptions and products are accounted for! Give us a call at 312-245-9965 (option 2 for scheduling, option 3 for refill prescriptions, & option 4 for Chicago Skin Science) to make sure you’re stocked up and  ready for the holidays! December 23rd – 8:00am to 6:00pm (normal business hours) December 24th – Christmas Eve – CLOSED  December 27th through December 30th – normal business hours December 31st – New Year’s Eve – CLOSED January 3rd onward – normal business hours

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Learn about all of our Avene Tolerance creams we have!

Avene Tolerance Extreme Cream The Avène Tolerance Extreme Cream is formulated to gently hydrate without causing irritation. This hypoallergenic moisturizer utilizes Avene spring water to comfort dry and sensitive complexions for an even and soft texture. This product is safe to use after dermatological procedures such as peels or laser treatments. Tested by dermatologists and non-comedogenic, this cream restores and illuminates your complexion. Ingredients Active: Avène Thermal Spring Water (57%). Inactive: Avène Thermal Spring Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Behenyl Alcohol, Sodium Acrylates/ C10-30 Alkyl Acrylates Crosspolymer. Avene Tolerance Control Soothing Skin Recovery Cream The Avene Tolerance Control Soothing Skin Recovery Cream is an ultra- rich daily care for dry, hypersensitive skin. Clinically shown to calm skin in 30 seconds. Unique formula mimics skins composition so it’s similar in nature and function to help rehydrate and restore the skin barrier. Helps reduce all sensations of skin discomfort associated with hypersensitive skin, including: tingling, burning sensations and tightness. Postbiotic ingredients derived from Avene Thermal Spring Water help restore skin’s barrier and rebalance microbiome. Approved by the National Eczema Association for its efficacy and tolerance in soothing and calming dry skin prone to eczema. Key Features & Benefits Calms skin in 30 seconds and soothes skin discomfort, including tingling, burning sensations and tightness. – Provides 24 hours of continuous hydration – Ingredients are 98% of natural origin – Soothes and calms skin hyperreactivity D-Sensinose postbiotic ingredient derived from Avène Thermal Spring Water helps calm all sensations of discomfort and restore skin’s barrier – Avène Thermal Spring Water clinically shown by 150 studies to soothe, soften and calm skin – Sterile Cosmetics, patented packaging allows only formula to be dispensed out, blocking allergens, bacteria or air that could compromise safety and efficacy. Allows formulas to remain free of hidden and known preservatives, parabens and fragrance. Ingredients Avene Thermal Spring Water (Avene Aqua), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Squalane, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetyl Esters, Aquaphilus Dolomiae Extract Filtrate, Arginine, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Citric Acid, Tromethamine, Water (Aqua), Xanthan Gum Avene Tolerance Control Soothing Skin Recovery Balm The Avene Tolerance Control Soothing Skin Recovery Balm is rich, calming daily care for normal to combination, hypersensitive skin. Clinically shown to calm skin in 30 seconds. Unique formula mimics skins composition so it’s similar in nature and function to help rehydrate and restore the skin barrier. Helps reduce all sensations of skin discomfort associated with hypersensitive skin, including: tingling, burning sensations and tightness. Postbiotic ingredients derived from Avene Thermal Spring Water help restore skin’s barrier and rebalance microbiome. Approved by the National Eczema Association for its efficacy and tolerance in soothing and calming dry skin prone to eczema. Key Features & Benefits Calms skin in 30 seconds and soothes skin discomfort, including tingling, burning sensations and tightness. Provides 24 hours of continuous hydration Ingredients are 98% of natural origin Soothes and calms skin hyperreactivity Ingredients D-Sensinose postbiotic ingredient derived from Avène Thermal Spring Water helps calm all sensations of discomfort and restore skin’s barrier Avène Thermal Spring Water clinically shown by 150 studies to soothe, soften and calm skin< Sterile Cosmetics, patented packaging allows only formula to be dispensed out, blocking allergens, bacteria or air that could compromise safety and efficacy. Allows formulas to remain free of hidden and known preservatives, parabens and fragrance. Avene Thermal Spring Water (Avene Aqua), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii Butter), Squalane, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetyl Esters, Aquaphilus Dolomiae Extract Filtrate, Arginine, Citric Acid, Tromethamine, Water (Aqua), Xanthan Gum Shop in-store, online or through our Chicago Skin Science App to get the right Avene Tolerance product for YOUR skin! Still unsure? Call us to speak to one of our knowledgeable Store Associates at 312-245-9965 option 4!

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NEW PRODUCT ALERT: Revision Pumpkin Enzyme Mask

The Revision Skincare Pumpkin Enzyme Mask is considered a scrub-in mask because it delivers enzyme and physical exfoliation benefits by applying the mask in a gentle scrub-in motion and then letting it work on skin for a period of time. How to use: First, by gently scrubbing the formula onto skin, the pumpkin and cocoa micro-exfoliators begin the process by loosening dead skin cells and debris. Then, during the 15-to-20-minute leave-on period, the pumpkin enzyme exfoliator breaks down keratin and other skin proteins that keep dead surface skin cells stuck together so they can be easily sloughed away. Rinse off to reveal a fresher, youthful glow. What’s in it? Naturally-Derived Pumpkin Enzyme • Responsible for a critical part of the exfoliation process, breaking down keratin and other skin proteins that keep dead cells stuck together on the surface of the skin, allowing them to be easily sloughed away • Rich in antioxidants Pumpkin and Cocoa – Micro-Exfoliating Powders • Finely ground exfoliators gently sweep away dead skin cells and debris leaving skin smooth and healthy looking • Pumpkin Micro-Exfoliating Powder contains beneficial nutrients for healthy skin • Cocoa Micro-Exfoliating Powder is derived from the shell of the Theobroma cocoa bean • Both provide antioxidant benefits Gold Brazilian Clay • Has detoxifying benefits that can help draw out impurities and toxins from skin (oil, sebum, dead skin cells) • Rich in minerals to support skin health Bixa Orellana Seed Extract • High in antioxidants that help skin combat environmental stressors • Has soothing benefits Replenishing Blend (Glycerin, Jojoba Esters and Squalane) • Glycerin is a humectant that attracts replenishing moisture to hydrate skin • Squalane and Jojoba Esters moisturize skin to smooth and soften Formulation Information • Gentle and effective for all skin types • Has a Skin-neutral pH • Formulated without parabens, phthalates, artificial dyes, alcohol or sulfates • Features a rich, pumpkin scent for a sensorial experience Who is This For? • All skin types • Those interested in a gentle weekly exfoliation option • Those who might be sensitive to more aggressive exfoliation methods • Those looking to brighten the appearance of dull skin • Anyone looking for a detoxifying and purifying treatment Purchase in-store, online or through our Chicago Skin Science App!

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Product of the Week: CCSD Revive Night Cream

Let’s talk about our very own REVIVE NIGHT CREAM we sell at out Store. This cream is very much an affordable anti-aging option for our patients. Very elegant and enriched in amazing ingredients with amazing results! The CCSD Revive Night Cream is a therapeutic rich night cream to nourish skin back to health containing peptides and Phyto stem cells (plant-based collagen growth factors).     *Key Factors & Key Ingredients* Texture is thick, but not too heavy. Glides easily and immediately smooths skin. Best for normal to dry skin. Contains ceramides to keep skin moist and supple. Emollients and Humectants (like hyaluronic acid and glycerin) for lipid replenishment and intense hydration. Stem cells derived from Swiss Cultivar Apples to feed cells and promote skin firmness and elasticity. Tetrapeptide-21 second generation peptide technology to support collagen growth. *Directions* After cleansing the skin, and applying any serums, topicals, retinols, etc., apply CCSD Revive Night Cream as your very last step. Apply every night all over your face and neck too (unless you have a neck cream). Purchase in-store, online or through our Chicago Skin Science App!

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Product of the Week: Neocutis Biocream Firm

The Neocutis Biocream Firm is an AGE-DEFYING, non-comedogenic moisturizer is best for NORMAL TO DRY SKIN TYPES, or if you have skin that gets dry in the winter, but still have some oilier regions on the face, you will LOVE this cream. Formulated with patented PSP®, a nourishing protein blend including Human Growth Factors, Interleukins and other Cytokines for state-of-the-art skin revitalization. Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and enhances the appearance of skin firmness Contains glycerin, wheat germ oil, and borage seed oil to help replenish moisture for nourished-looking skin And as a bonus: it nurtures skin after cosmetic or dermatologic procedures! (fun fact: the Neocutis line was founded on wound healing research, they implemented that knowledge to the formulation of their products, meaning the ingredients they use are very healing and soothing to the skin) Contains extra firming and tightening peptides Purchase the Neocutis BioFirm Riche for a more thicker consistency, with the all the same amazing benefits! Purchase either in-store, online or through our Chicago Skin Science App!

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New Product Alert: Alastin SilkSHIELD All-Mineral Sunscreen

The Alastin SilkSHIELD All-Mineral Sunscreen is: 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. What’s in it? 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 or through our Chicago Skin Science App!

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New Product Alert! Omnilux Red Light Devices

Omnilux Contour FACE               Omnilux Contour NECK & DÉCOLLETÉ               Omnilux Contour GLOVE               What do they do? Reduces fine lines and wrinkles Reduces the appearance of pigmentation and redness Promotes healthier, younger-looking skin All natural. No pain, side effects, or downtime How do I use them? Three to five, 10-minute treatments per week for 4-6 weeks followed by maintenance as desired Charge your controller & then connect it to the device Prepare your skin Secure the device to your head, neck or hands/wrists using the Velcro straps Start the 10-minute treatment Remove the mask and apply moisturizer to skin Gently wipe down the mask Who is it good for? Any and all skin types! Purchase yours in-store, online or through our Chicago Skin Science App!

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Product of the Week: Epionce Enriched Firming Mask

This mask is one of our favorite hydrating masks, it has so many benefits and great for patients that are sensitive or would like to stay more organic since it’s all botanical based! You can use it as a mask, or as a moisturizer! Smells amazing too! Great to add for our upcoming fall and winter months. The Epionce Enriched Firming Mask is a botanical based hydrating mask to help soothe and improve the visible appearance of elasticity and firmness of the skin. Helps give the skin a visible boost of hydration. And it truly works! Your skin will immediately feel smoother and silkier. Plus, it has a pleasing, natural smell. *Key Ingredient & Key Factors* Gives the skin extra hydration for firmer looking skin Helps soothe and calm irritating factors Helps reduce visible redness Hydrates and calms the skin with meadowfoam extract, shea butter, safflower seed oil, and avocado oil. Helps improve dark spots and brighten skin with orange fruit extract. Helps prevent and diminish blemishes with willow bark extract (a derivative of salicylic acid). *Directions* Use immediately after cleansing. Apply mask to damp skin. The bottle says to leave on for 5-10 min, but you can do longer if you find that your skin can tolerate it. Once you rinse off, follow up with your favorite serums and moisturizer. Purchase in-store, online or through our CSS App, available on the Google Play Store or Apple Store.

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