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Product of the Week: CCSD Purify AHA 5% Wash

CCSD Purify AHA 5% WashThe 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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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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Learn about all of our Avene Tolerance creams we have!

Avene

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

Revision Pumpkin Enzyme MaskThe 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

Neocutis Bio Cream 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! Omnilux Red Light Devices

Omnilux Contour FACE

Omnilux Contour FACE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Omnilux Contour NECK & DÉCOLLETÉ

Omnilux Contour NECK & DÉCOLLETÉ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Omnilux Contour GLOVE

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
        1. Charge your controller & then connect it to the device
        2. Prepare your skin
        3. Secure the device to your head, neck or hands/wrists using the Velcro straps
        4. Start the 10-minute treatment
        5. Remove the mask and apply moisturizer to skin
        6. 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

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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Product of the Week: Sente Dermal Contour Pressed Serum

The Sente Dermal Contour Pressed Serum has already gotten rave reviews from employees and patients saying their skin feels so hydrated, balanced, and smooth.

It’s a great product if you want a serum to smooth out wrinkles and boost collagen (help with volume loss), but also need intense hydration.

Will benefit patients that have more coarse wrinkles and photoaged skin, but because of its luxurious texture and finish on the skin. But it’s never too early to start!

*Key Factors & Key Ingredients*

  • Helps restore firmness, volume, and elasticity while reinforcing the skin’s youthful contours.

  • Promotes skin health by improving the appearance of mature, photoaged, and dehydrated skin.

  • Decreases the appearance of coarse wrinkles.

  • Good for all skin types – can be used as a moisturizer for the oily types and used as a serum before your moisturizer for the dry types.

  • Contains three breakthrough glycosaminoglycans (Heparan Sulfate Analog, Dermatan Sulfate Analog, and Chondroitin Sulfate Analog) in one pressed serum to help tighten sagging skin for a more youthful contour.

Shop in-store, online our through our Chicago Skin Science App! Free to download on the Google Play Store and Apple Store.

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Product of the Week: SkinBetter Science™ Trio Rebalancing Moisture Treatment

SkinBetter Science™ Trio Rebalancing Moisture Treatment

This week’s product is one of Dr. Rachel Pritzker‘s favorites that we now have!

Great for all skin types and approved to be used in the morning and night for rejuvenating moisture. The SkinBetter Science™ Trio Rebalancing Moisture Treatment is a heavy-but-weightless moisturizer provides essential hydration to the skin.

*Key Factors & Key Ingredients* 

  • Utilizes Ceramides

  • Contains lipids

  • Has skin’s natural moisturizing factors (NMF)

  • Bring moisture and hydration balance back to the skin

  • Support healthier-looking skin, resulting in improved appearance and radiance, suppleness and smoothness

  • Visible improvement in the look of fine lines, and wrinkles

Directions: Apply 1 to 2 pumps to the face and neck and décolleté as your last step before sunscreen.

Purchase yours in-store or over the phone at 312-245-9965 option 4!

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Product of the Week: CCSD Correct Smoothing Cream

CCSD CORRECT SMOOTHING CREAM
The CCSD Correct Smoothing Cream is  a great alternative to the discontinued Avene Akerat, see below for details! 

Key Ingredients: Glycolic Acid & Urea

  • Glycolic acid and Urea both moisturize, exfoliate, and retexturize rough, dry patches.

  • Provides intense therapy for dry skin, leaving skin softer and smoother.

  • Helps improve the appearance of KP (keratosis pilaris)

  • Exfoliating peptides and amino acids mimic skin’s natural moisturizing factor.

  • Fractionated hyaluronic acid draws moisture deep within the dermis.

  • Texture is smooth, a little waxy, medium to thick consistency. No strong smell.

This is primarily used as a body cream, but best use will be up to the provider. Safe to use during pregnancy and breast-feeding.

Directions: For large areas of the body, apply sparingly using a pea sized amount,  for targeted areas (hands, elbows, knees), apply a quarter sized amount to each area twice daily.

Shop in-store, online or through our Chicago Skin Science App! Free to download for iPhone and Android.

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Product of the Week: SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel

SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel

 

 

SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel is a soothing moisturizing gel that hydrates, comforts and alleviates redness and sensitivity. Powered by hyaluronic acid, cucumber, thyme, and other botanical ingredients, this gel serum gently replenishes moisture and improves the appearance of visual redness while mulberry minimizes the appearance of discoloration to boost a brighter and fresher-looking complexion.

Key Ingredients:

  • Thyme, Olive and Cucumber Extracts: botanicals that soothe and calm the skin
  • Eucalyptus Leaf: an essential oil that delivers a purifying feeling to the skin
  • Hyaluronic Acid: a natural humectant capable of holding 1,000 times its own weight in water, making it an ideal moisturizer when applied topically

Key Benefits:

  • Calms and hydrates the skin
  • Minimizes the appearance of discoloration
  • Encourages a brighter and more radiant appearance
  • Ideal for all skin types including acne-prone skin

SKIN TYPES THAT WILL BENEFIT FROM PRODUCT: Dry, Normal, Oily, Combination, Sensitive

IF YOU HAVE THESE SKIN CONCERNS, THIS PRODUCT WILL HELP: Sensitized, Dehydrated, Blotchiness, Discoloration, Acne, Aging. Post procedure patients that have sensitive skin that is irritated and red.

How to use: As needed, apply 2-3 drops to face, neck, and chest. Can be used on other areas of the body as needed. Can be used AM or PM.

Shop in-store, online or through our Chicago Skin Science App – available for free download on the Google Play Store and App Store.