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Product of the Week: Skinbetter Science Interfuse Treatment Cream

Skinbetter Science Daily Interfuse Treatment Cream
for face (and neck!)

This is for the patient wanting to correct or prevent deep wrinkles and sagging skin. Also beneficial for anyone who needs help with background redness on the skin.

Key Factors & Key Ingredients

  • Collagen boosting serum – Improves the appearance of skin sagging, lines, and wrinkles. Firms the feel of the skin for a more lifted and contoured appearance.
  • Uses proprietary delivery technology that drives a unique messenger peptide blend to help bring the look of firmness back to the skin.
  • A blend of messenger peptides targets the nourishment of five types of collagen, all critical to skin density.
  • Helps reduce redness – Offers an immediate smoothing effect from a neuro-calming peptide.
  • Provides a breathable layer of moisture, through an exclusive blend of hydrating ingredients, to help give the skin a radiant glow.
  • Can also be used on the neck for improved resiliency of the skin.

Directions

This is a daily cream that can be used morning and night. Use after cleansing, after any other serums you may use, and before your daily/nightly moisturizer, although some skin types (the oilier types) may find it hydrating enough to use as their moisturizer. Use AM/PM. Safe for all skin types and during pregnancy or nursing.

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Product of the Week: Neocutis Bio Serum Firm

Combines the two Neocutis technology powerhouses: rejuvenating growth factors and proprietary peptide treatment with results in less than a week. That means, for those of you familiar with the previous Bio Serum (without the “firm”), this is a different product with different fabulous ingredients.
Key Factors & Key Ingredients
    • Growth factors rejuvenate the skin to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles AND redefine the look of facial contours.
    • Peptides restore by improving texture, tone, elasticity, and firmness AND support collagen and elastin production.
    • Acetyl Glucosamine brightens skin tone and gently exfoliates.
    • Sodium Hyaluronate and Glycerin boosts hydration.
    • Pullulan aids in skin tightening and improving elasticity.
    • Glutamine supports collagen production.
    • Good for all skin types and pregnancy safe!
    • While everyone can benefit from this, this is a good one to recommend to a patient with deep wrinkles and sagging skin concerns. 

Directions

Cleanse face, apply Bio Serum Firm, then follow up with any other moisturizers or creams, then SPF! Use this product AM & PM for best results.
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Product of the Week: iS Clinical Cleansing Complex

This clear, lightweight cleansing gel is powerful, yet gentle enough for hypersensitive skin. Excellent for all skin types and all ages!
 
Key Factors & Key Ingredients
  • Deep-cleanses skin and pores without drying and stripping the skin of its essential natural oils, excellent for blemish-prone skin, yet safe for sensitive skin!
  • Smooths and softens the skin and gives the appearance of smaller pores.
  • Includes: 
  • Chamomile Flower Extract, a highly active antioxidant, which helps protect against the visual effects of photo-damage while providing calming properties.
  • Centella Asiatica, a powerful antioxidant, with nourishing properties that help diminish the appearance of premature aging.
  • Sugar Cane Extract, gently exfoliates the skin for a renewed complexion.
  • White Willow Bark Extract, exfoliates the skin and deep-cleanses pores.
Directions
Use AM & PM. Apply gel to face, mix with water, cleanse, remove and carry on with the rest of your routine!
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Product of the Week: PCA Rebalance Mositurizer

A favorite among oily or acne prone skin or anyone wanting a lightweight and fluffy moisturizer! 

 

PCA Rebalance

A nourishing, light moisturizer that hydrates, calms and soothes normal to oily to sensitive skin. 
 
Key Ingredients & Key Factors
  • Feather-light, whipped texture. Good for normal to combo or oily skin. 
  • Hydrating formula helps keep skin calm and balanced – Borage seed oil & Evening primrose oil – calms the skin
  • Antioxidant protection with Vitamin E – a powerful antioxidant that strengthens & protects the skin
  • Niacinamide – hydrates the skin
This moisturizer has a wonderful balance to it, not too light and not too heavy. It feels great! A nice alternative to Skin Recovery Cream for anyone wanting a different texture. 
 
Directions
After cleansing your face, follow up with any serums, then finish with PCA Rebalance moisturizer. Use morning and night. When using in the morning follow up with your favorite SPF and you are all set!
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PRODUCT OF THE WEEK & Product Announcement: Sesha Masks

These are now BUY 3 GET ONE FREE!

Buy any variety of the three Sesha masks we carry and get one for free! A $10 value!

 

Sesha Cell-White Brightening Mask
This mask combines peptides, antioxidants, and powerful lightening ingredients to brighten skin color while cucumber extracts soothe, hydrate and tone the skin.

Key Factors & Key Ingredients
-Lightens and brightens skin with a plethora of skin lightening ingredients such as alpha-arbutin. (Studies show that alpha-arbutin decreases melanin production by 70% compared to kojic acid.)
-Smoothes fine lines and wrinkles
-Calms the skin’s surface with botanical extracts
-Deeply hydrates and nourishes the skin
-Includes Hyaluronic Acid, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Seaweed Extract, Hexapeptide-2, White Tea Extract, Mulberry of Japan Extract, Cucumber Extract, Alpha-Arbutin

Directions
1. Remove pre-cut mask from envelope and place over clean face with moist side of mask facing downward.
2. Smooth mask over face starting with the nose area, then peel off plastic backing.
3. Leave on for 15-30 minutes.
4. Remove mask and gently wipe off remaining residue (no need to rinse).
Okay to use on a weekly basis, typically 1-3 times a week.
(This one is a staff favorite for several CCSD members 😄)

Sesha Botanical Hydro Mask
Soaked in botanical extracts such as cucumber, aloe, and hyaluronic acid, this hydrating mask moisturizes and purifies the skin. Hydration and calming results are immediate.

Key Factors & Key Ingredients
-Soothes and calms the skin’s surface
-Deeply hydrates and nourishes the skin
-Includes Cucumber Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Witch Hazel Extract, Green Tea Extract, Calendula Extract, Rosemary Leaf

Directions
1. Remove pre-cut mask from envelope and place over clean face with moist side of mask facing downward.
2. Smooth mask over face starting with the nose area, then peel off plastic backing.
3. Leave on for 15-30 minutes.
4. Remove mask and gently wipe off remaining residue (no need to rinse).
Okay to use on a weekly basis, typically 1-3 times a week.

Sesha Calming Mask
This calming mask is a natural polysaccharide seaweed extract. An excellent soothing and refreshing mask that combines antioxidant and natural botanical extracts to hydrate and tone the skin.

Key Factors & Key Ingredients
Soothes and calms the skin’s surface
Deeply hydrates and tones the skin
Includes Cucumber Extract, Green Tea Extract, Chamomile Extract

Directions
1. Remove pre-cut mask from envelope and peel plastic layers.
2. Place mask over clean face.
3. Smooth mask over face starting with the nose area.
4. Leave on for 15-30 minutes.
5. Remove mask and gently massage or wipe off remaining residue (no need to rinse).
Okay to use on a weekly basis, typically 1-3 times a week.

Try keeping it in the fridge for an extra calming element to the experience. Great after certain treatments here at CCSD!

Since these masks are corrective, hydrating, soothing masks and
not exfoliating masks it is easy and safe to fit them into your normal routine!

***You can even use these after doing an at-home exfoliation, such as if you use the CCSD Warming Scrub, after rinsing it off, try applying one of these sheet masks as your next step. Or if you use the Revision Black Mask at home, rinse it off, and apply one of these masks, it will make for a great combo allowing the ingredients from the sheet masks to go even deeper!

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National Healthy Skin Month

With the changing seasons, our providers wanted to give our patients their top skin care tips to keep your skin healthy all year long!

  • Wear sunscreen: Sun protection should be applied during any season, even on gray and gloomy days. Dr. Rachel Pritzker loves EltaMD UV Elements SPF 44, which is gentle for even the most sensitive skin types. The chemical-free sunscreen provides safe but sure sun protection. The mineral-based UV filters work with hydrating hyaluronic acid to protect and hydrate the skin.
  • Protect dry lips: Our Physician Assistant duo, Whitney and Brittany, recommend you carry a product like Dr. Dan’s Cortibalm with cortisone for extremely chapped lips (applied twice per day) or the Avène Cicalfate Lip Balm for moisture. Apply generously to ensure lips remain protected and plump.
  • Moisturize: Your skin needs to stay hydrated to be healthy. You may even need to upgrade to something a little more rich and emollient to survive the colder temperatures. Dr. Lauren Fine suggests the Avène Skin Recovery Cream for face and Avène Xeracalm Balm for body. If using a moisturizer doesn’t quite quench the thirst prep, Dr. Carolyn Jacob suggests prepping the skin with Revision Hydrating Serum first.
  • Check moles head-to-toe: Our CCSD providers recommend having your skin examined annually. Call us at 312-245-9965 opt. 2 and ask for a Full Body Skin Examination. At home you can check your skin for any new moles, growths or signs of irritation. If anything changes or something new appears – we need to know about it!
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Product Spotlight by Angela Preski, LE

We are highlighting the newest addition to our antioxidant serums – Skinbetter Science Alto Defense Serum!

Why do we love this product at CCSD? It has a super light, silky texture. This antioxidant serum offers daily protection from free radicals and improvement of the appearance of uneven tone and redness.

Key Factors & Key Ingredients

  • Combines Vitamin C ( Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate* ) and Vitamin E ( Tocopherol ) PLUS 17 additional antioxidant ingredients designed to provide a new level of comprehensive and dynamic defense against free radicals.
  • Enhances vitality and improvement in skin tone and luminosity.
  • Reduces the appearance of background redness and dark spots and uneven tone.
  • Loaded with brightening and calming botanical extracts to keep skin bright and hydrated. Includes Licorice Root and Turmeric Root Extract, Olive and Grape Seed Extract, and more!!
  • Winner of 2017 Allure Beauty Expert Award!

Directions – This product can be used AM and PM. Use after cleansing with your favorite face wash. One pump applied all over face.

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Winter Skin tips from our Providers

Keep your skin looking hydrated and vibrant, even through the winter months! So many of our MDs, PAs & Aestheticians have favorite products to keep their own skin looking great during the winter months and we hope you will love them too. Dr. Jacob’s top product for a mom on the go is Neocutis Journee because it has multiple benefits all in one pump: anti-aging human growth factors, SPF 30, antioxidants and a moisturizer! Dr. Pritzker’s favorite product, that she’s raves about to her patients, is Avene Skin Recovery Cream. It’s great for sensitive skin, helps reduce redness and irritation and protects the skin’s moisture barrier. Follow us on social media to see all our other staff product picks that help with dry, irritated winter skin!

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New Skin, Fresh Start

Here at CCSD, we want you to feel great in your own skin! We have an expert team of MD’s, PA’s & Aestheticians who can keep you looking and feeling your best, even in the harshest of winter months! Book with our Aestheticians Meaghan, Lizz or Angela for a complimentary Reveal Skin Analysis to get a jump start on your skin care regimen. Begin your year with peace of mind by scheduling yourself a full body mole check with our certified Physician Assistants Whitney or Brittany. For the complete cosmetic treatment, our fellowship trained board-certified physicians are here to banish wrinkles, volume loss and sun damage! Make your appointment with Dr. Lauren Fine, Dr. Omer Ibrahim, Dr. Rachel Pritzker or Dr. Carolyn Jacob today and rest easy that 2019 can be your best year yet!

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Back to School Skin

Your trusty CCSD Dermatologist is the best person to help manage any back to school skin issues. Acne breakouts, dry skin, rashes, warts and molloscum contagiosum can be common occurrences during the school semester, all of which are simple to treat with the right medical care and skin regimen. With hours running from 8am to 6:30pm, and two Saturday clinics per month, we have plenty of before and after school availability. We also offer online remote dermatology appointment via our OnlineMD website, which means even if you are going away to college you can still receive medical care from your CCSD provider, or be seen remotely if you are experiencing a flare. Look no further than the CCSD Online Skin Store for any product refills – we ship across the USA and shipping is waived for all purchases over $100. Convenience has never been so easy!

Back to School Skin

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It’s here – the lazy guide to perfect summer skin!

AM & PM / Cleansing:

Daily sun often causes our skin to suffer from build-up of sweat, sunscreen residue, oil and city grime. Under these circumstances, be sure to rinse your face morning and night to avoid acne. There is nothing wrong with using a cleansing wipe (it’s better than doing nothing) but remember they are often filled with chemicals that shouldn’t remain on your face! We recommend using the EltaMD Foaming Facial Cleanser as it is gentle enough to be used night and day, a great deal at $25.

AM / Antioxidants are your friend:
If you still feel that your summer glow hasn’t quite emerged, or that your sunscreen alone isn’t quite cutting it in the protection stakes, give your skin a boost of Vitamin C. Antioxidants are packed with anti-aging benefit, giving you brighter, healthier looking skin all summer long. We recommend Skinceuticals C E Ferulic or Skinceuticals Phloretin CF, which are both light serums perfect for hot days where you don’t want to smother too many products on your face. This month CCSD has 15% off any sunscreen and antioxidant combo when purchased together in the same transaction.

AM / Sunscreen:
A simple tip for the summer months is to use a moisturiser with at least SPF30 (and reapplying throughout the day). This way you can be one-and-done, without multiple steps or overloading your skin with goopy creams. Dr. Jacob loves the Neocutis Journee Bio_restorative Day Cream for it’s anti-aging collagen growth factors. Dr. Pritzker frequently recommends the EltaMD UV Elements SPF44 Tinted which contains hydrators and is perfect for sensitive skin. Dr. Ibrahim’s vote goes to the new Revision Intellishade TruPhysical SPF44, a 5-in-1 anti-aging moisturizer that works to correct, protect, conceal and brighten. All available in store now!

PM / Fitting in facemasks:
If you’re a lazy beauty or beau, face masks may just be your saviour.  To restore glow we recommend the Sesha Cell-White Brightening Mask to lighten and brighten, smooth fine lines, calm and hydrate skin. The Revision Black Mask is a popular silt-based product providing a deep cleanse, ridding the skin of impurities and excess sebum. Our brand new CCSD Reverse Peel Pads 15% are convenient and easy to use as they gently exfoliate, maintain cell turnover and assist in the removal of oil and residue on the skin. Although masks are soaring in popularity right now, whatever you do, please remember the internet is not your Dermatologist! Some of the ingredients in these products are not to be taken lightly. Watch HERE to see our very own Dr. Lauren Fine talk about a real life patient experience on Fox32 News.

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Join the Sunscreen Scene

Sunscreen helps to protect your skin from sunburn, early skin aging and skin cancer. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends everyone use sunscreen offering Broad-spectrum protection (protects against UVA and UVB rays), an SPF 30 or higher and with water resistance. When dealing with reapplic­ation, the FDA requirement for label directions is to reapply every two hours and immediately after swimming or sweating. However, everyone should be aware that redness is not a sign to reapply sunscreen, but rather to to get out of the sun. If the skin is red at the time of reapplying, this is a sign your skin is already burning. In addition to wearing sunscreen, dermatologists recommend taking the following steps to protect your skin and find skin cancer early:
Seek shade
– One shot glass amount (1oz) of sunscreen will cover your entire body
Wear protective clothing
– Use extra caution near water, snow and sand
Get vitamin D safely through a healthy diet
Avoid tanning beds
– Check your birthday suit on your birthday with a board-certified CCSD provider!