Eye Creams 101

Lets talk eye cream. The skin surrounding the eye area is the thinnest skin of the entire body, which means it has less oil and water glands resulting in it being less hydrated.

Most people think eye creams are only associated with people who already have wrinkles surrounding the eye area. However, people as young as in their early 20s should begin incorporating eye cream in their regimen, even if they have no visible signs of aging around the eyes. It’s an effective tool for slowing the signs of aging, including crows feet and fine lines, around the eye area.

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People who already have wrinkles or dark circles surrounding the eye area benefit from eye cream as well. This is because wrinkles look deeper and more pronounced when the skin around the eyes is dehydrated. By incorporating an eye cream it can help diminish the appearance of aging or dark circles.

So what do eye creams help with? Puffiness, dryness, dark circles and those lovely crows feet.

I am sure people also wonder why they can’t just use their facial moisturizer. While your facial moisturizer may help, it’s not enough. The thickness of the facial moisturizer may prevent penetration of the ingredients needed to help treat the eye area.

Facial moisturizers can also cause stinging, burning, or redness to the eye area because the delicate skin surrounding the eye area is more sensitive to certain ingredients found in facial moisturizers.

Eye creams may seem more expensive compared to the amount of product you get, but they are highly concentrated, making a little go a long way. If eyes are the window to your soul, keep them looking as young as you feel. Your eyes will thank you now or later in life!

At OC Facial Care Center we have a wide selection of eye creams ranging in different prices. Stop in today and find one that works best for your skin type and price range.

 

Best Sellers from OC Facial Care Centers own Skin Care Line

OC Facial Care Center has recently launched it’s very own line of medical grade skincare. Kate Hancock, owner of OC Facial Care Center has work side by side with dermatologist creating this one of a kind skin care line ranging from serums, eye creams to facial scrubs and peels. 

All products can be purchased in store or online at www.ShopOCFacialCareCenter.com. Kits by skin type are also available in store. 

Here are some of the best sellers!

Ultra Hydrating Serum - For the person with dry skin, this serum is for you! This ultra hydrating serum visibly reduces the sign of aging while making your skin feel more hydrated, rested and refreshed. Use nightly. 

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Brightening Antioxidant Serum- This vitamin C cocktail for your face not only smells like oranges but makes your skin radiate. This serum delivers enhancing benefits of vitamins A and E. This is the perfect serum to put on in the morning to get your day started and your skin looking radiant!

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Exfoliating Scrub - This scrub is awesome for a few reasons. It gets warm! Thats right, when you rub it in it begins to warm up on your face! Often time scrubs don't really scrub anything but this scrub really exfoliates that dead skin and any residual oils or impurities. This deep pore exfoliation also contains minerals to be washed away while releasing moisturizing conditioners to soften and smooth your skin. The recommended usage for this scrub is 2-3 times per week followed up by our Night Cream.

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Stop by OC Facial Care Center and get your hands on these amazing products today!

 

The Super Facial

If you had to chose between all the facials offered at OC Facial Care Center, the Super Facial is a must! It helps with hydration, wrinkles, shrinking pores, and more. The Super Facial is a one hour treatment that not only includes the facial itself but a head, neck, arm and shoulder massage. It’s essentially everything you could need and more wrapped up in an hour.

The Super Facial is the most popular treatment at OC Facial Care Center, no surprise here! Here is a breakdown of this awesome treatment only offered at OC Facial Care Center. I also want to mention that all of these products can be purchased at www.ShopOCFacialCareCenter.com or in-store. 

After sipping your tea, you are brought back to your room to settle into one of those comfortable spa beds that you only wish you had at your home. After your settle into your robe and lay in in your bed, the first step is cleansing. Kate used the Caudalie Foaming Cleanser and Caudalie Buffing cream. This simple cleansing process removes make up, oils and any other impurities on my skin. Next, came the Caudalie Beauty Elixir. It’s a natural toning mist that provides an instant burst of radiance, and tightens the appearance of pores. Next came the mask. Let me tell you, the smell was intoxicatingly delicious!! I had to stop and ask what product is was because it smelt amazing! It was the Eminence Grapefruit Mask that is made of grapefruit, mandarin and honey. This mask is a vitamin-rich pink grapefruit mask that revitalizes the skin’s appearance and brings life to your complexion not to mention all the hydrating benefits from the grapefruit!

Next came the Eminence Bamboo firming Serum that contains natural retinol alternatives and swiss green stem cells. After that, OC facial Care Center’s very own UltraLite Moisturizer which was created by Kate Hancock was applied. This light weight moisturizer is suitable for day use and coupled with Revision Tinted Moisturizer, I was ready to take on the day make up free!! 

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The amazing massages were done with Caudalie’s Hand cream and Divine Oil. These light weight products left my skin feeling refreshed and moisturized without feeling greasy. 

In between these treatments came the microdermabrasion which is non-chemical skin treatment that typically uses crystals or diamond microparticles for gentle abrasion and exfoliation to remove the outer layer of dead skin cells. This makes your skin instantly healthier looking, reduces impurities and unclogs those stubborn pore. After this portion of the Super Facial the oxygenation portion begins! Its a real treat!! This oxygen machine infuses oxygen directly into your pores. It was a series of hot and cold treatments into your skin that gave your skin its life back! My skin literally had a breathe of fresh air!

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A week later and my skin still feels like a million bucks! This is a must have when you visit OC Facial Care Center. You can book your Super Facial at www.OCFacialCareCenter.com or by calling (949) 228-7804. 

 

Skin Care 101

We tend to get lazy with our skin. Washing our face with soap in the shower and if your lucky maybe a little moisturizer before bed. If you want to avoid breakdowns and skin break downs follow these easy steps to taking care of your skin.

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1. Cleanse. Well, this is certainly a no brainier but washing your face every night is important. It will lessen the chance for dirt and all that build up by calming the skin with a cleaner that works for your type of skin. You might even want to use a make up remover towelette first as a pre-wash, followed by a cleaner so removes any excess dirt and make up.  

2. Tone. I am guilty of it myself, I NEVER tone. But toning goes a long way in helping remove deal skin cells. Use a clarifying lotion for oily skin and a hydrating mist for dryer skin. This will help brighten your complexion! 

3. Exfoliate. Nothing beats a good exfoliant. If you want instantly smooth skin, exfoliate. When you rid the skin of the surface dry skin cells, you create a smoother appearance. The skins natural exfoliation process slows as the skin ages, resulting in an accumulation of dead or dry skin cells. 

4. Face Mask. Clarifying masks are good for oily skin while hydrating masks add moisture to dry skin. If you have two tips, combine and use both for a better result. 

5. Moisturize. Finish off with a rich night cream to help lock in all the moisture and to protect that fresh soft skin. 

Tips - 1. I always love to throw in a good eye cream. I feel like it lessens the looks of my crows feet. 2. Don't forget to add a sunscreen during the day!

Enjoy the sleep gorgeous!

4 Tips to Prepare Your Skin For Fall and Winter

Although it’s 100 degrees right now in sunny southern California, fall and winter (if you call 70 degrees winter) are right around the corner. And while, we don’t have snow or harsh weather of any sorts, there is definite crispness in the air when fall rolls around. A lot of things can affect your skin and weather is one of them!

Here are 4 tips on how to prepare your skin for winter!

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1. Switch from lotion to cream. Just as your closet changes for every season, its a good idea to change up your beauty regime. Using a rich, moisturizing creme instead of lotion will help retain the moisture in your skin. By using a cream which is heavier on the skin, it can protect your face against temperature and cold, dry extremes. It your on the oily side you may just want to put a creme on at night. A great one to try is Caudalie Premier Cru La Creme Riche which helps with dryness, loss of elasticity and wrinkle prevention. 

2. Take shorter showers! Everyone enjoy a good shower but the truth is taking a hot, long shower really takes a toll on your skin, leaving is really dry. Opt for a lukewarm bath or shower, pat your skin dry and put a moisturizer on. Caudalie makes great shower gets that wont dry your skin out.

3. Don’t forget the sunscreen! Although the sun isn't blaring down on our skin, doesn't mean we shouldn't protect our skin from the sun. Sunscreen should still be worn every singe day. iS Clinical Eclipse SPF 50 Plus features a lightweight texture that absorbs quickly into the skin shielding it from the sun's harmful rays with broad-spectrum mineral UV filters, perfect for fall and winter!

4. Don't stress. I know, it seems inevitable, family gathering, Christmas party, buying gifts, binge eating all the desserts. It brings stress out of many people. Try to stay away from the dessert table, or have 1 glass of wine instead of 2. Stress plays a huge role on your complexion and body. Keep hydrated with water and think ZEN!!!

All products mentioned can be purchased at OC Facial Care Center or by shopping online at ShopOCFacialCareCenter.com.

The Dream Team - Diamond White Rich Luxury Cleanser and The Cure Cream

This enriching gel-like cleanser removes impurities leaving your skin softer and brighter. With its three phase texture of gel-oil-emulsion, it’s revolutionary formula prevents dehydration while promoting a more even skin tone. 

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Formulated with rich pomegranate extract and vitamins E and F, this gentle cleanser is suitable for all skin types. It contains no parabens, fights environmental damage from free radicals, and is proven to soften and soothe skin. With floral and lavender notes this cleanser smells like a dream!

To properly use this luxurious, rich cleanser apply the product to DRY hands, gently massage on face, neck and décolleté, concentrating on the eye area.

With moistened hands, massage desired areas once again. The product transforms into an emulsion. Remove the product using cleansing sponges moistened in warm water 

After cleansing, be sure to moisturize with one of Natura Bisse’s amazing moisturizer. The Cure Cream! It offers a pleasant "second skin" sensation thatliterally melts into your skin, restoring luminosity and increasing skin's firmness and elasticity. Skin feels more velvety, smooth and soft.

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Both of these amazing products are available at OC Facial Care Center or by shopping online at ShopOCFacialCareCenter.com.

 

Kypris Deep Forest Clay Mask

If you are looking for a clay mask, look no further. Just imagine…..close your eyes and inhale the fragrant thyme, aspen, vetiver, chamomile, fir, butterfly bush, and hibiscus botanical oils of this rich clay mask. After showering slather your skin with this detoxifying mask and the smell will send you into a relaxing, tranquil state of mind. 

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Kypris Deep Forest Clay Mask is a detoxifying, hydrating mineral clay mask with medicinal botanicals, soothing Sea Algae, 73 different unique minerals to calm and botanical acids to gently exfoliate the skin. This mask is the real deal my friends!

If you are looking for a weekly treatment that detoxifies pores, smoothes and softens, exfoliates and brightens your skin, this mask is for you. 

Apply a generous dollop to a clean face and neck. Make sure to avoid the eye areas. This mask can be used daily, just let it sit on your skin for about 1-2 minutes. For a weekly deep treatment, allow 20 minutes. When you are ready to remove grab a warm cloth and wipe away. This mask can be used for up to 3 times a week. Follow it up with a moisturizer and on your way you go!

This mask can be purchased at OC Facial Care Center located at 23702 El Toro, Lake Forest or online by going to https://shopocfacialcarecenter.com.

OC Facial Care Center makes it way onto INC. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies List

Lake Forest, California. August, 2017 - OC Facial Care Center breaks into Inc. 5000 as number 4433 on the list of fastest growing privately owned businesses in 2017. This elite list was no easy feat for OC Facial Care Center founder and CEO Kate Hancock. Since opening in 2012 Kate Hancock as opened two locations in South Orange County that have brought in revenue of over $2.1 M in 2016 alone. Year after year OC Facial Care Center has reached new heights with record growth of 57%. 

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Kate Hancock, the face and vision behind OC Facial Care Center is not only the founder but a health and beauty advocate. This mother of two spoke at the 2012 National Association of Chain Drug Stores conference, educating cosmetic buyers from large retailers around the county. She has a passion for making people feel and look their best.

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OC Facial Care Center is a full-service facial care boutique in Mission Viejo and Lake Forest, California. Its mission is dedicated to making men and women feel and look their very best with giving it’s clients their undivided attention and by pampering them with the most luxurious of experiences. The trained professionals at OC Facial Care Center use the latest in medical grade skin care products and latest and greatest in technology. Each professional has extensive training and continues to get hands on training from new products and techniques. 

OC Facial Care Center salon services include : facials, waxing, eye lash extensions, massages and body wraps. They also carry a variety of skin and body care products ranging from Nature Bisse, iS Clinical, Obaji, Caudalie,  Eminence and so much more. Kate recently launched their own in house skin and body care line with customized skin care kits and luxurious bath bombs, soaps and lotions. 

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In addition, OC Facial Care has launched a full e-commerce website making it easy to have 24/7 access to online appointment booking, purchase and home delivery of products between salon visits. OC Facial Care Center is open Monday thru Saturday 10-6. Visit their website at www.ShopOCFacialCareCenter.com or call 949-228-7804.

Your Body Is A Temple

Take a look in the mirror. Are you starting to see fine lines and crows feet? When you look in the mirror are you starting to see signs of aging? There are so many skin care products and treatments on the market. Serums, facials, eye creams, masks, moisturizers. How do you know what is best for your skin type, how to do know what’s going actually work? At OC Facial Care Center we have samples of all of the products we carry. We carry Obagi, Revision,Elta MD,Epionce, iS Clinical, Caudalie, Eminence and so much more! We have an array of amazing skin treatments. We have trained professional estheticians who offer consultations who can help you customize a skincare regime that is best for your needs.

 

At OC Facial Care Center, your body is a temple and thats how we treat it. We have over a dozen different types of facials depending on your needs. Acne, moisturizing, microdermabrasion, Micro Venom and more. All within a relaxing setting, treat your skin to a much needed vacation from the sun, make up and harsh pollutants.

We also offer eye lash extensions! Toss that clumpy mascara in the trash and treat your eyelashes to our Classic Lashes. Single, thicker extensions carefully attached to one isolated natural lash. 

We offer body wraps, sauna treatments and so much more!

Come into our day spa today or visit www.OCFacialCareCenter.com to see a full list of services we offer. Conveniently located in Orange County - Lake Forest and Mission Viejo.

Don't believe us, check our our Yelp page and see what others are saying. https://www.yelp.com/biz/oc-facial-care-center-lake-forest-2

A Review on Foreo Luna Anti-Aging & Skin Cleansing System

Transform your skin and daily skincare routine into a spa like experience in your home with the Luna cleansing brush. After using this brush for just 3 days you will find your skin renewed and refreshed. You skin will appear brighter, younger and visibly healthier with just 2 minutes of use daily. Continued use will erase those stubborn fine lines and wrinkles and diminish spots and pores.

With the Luna skin cleansing brush, it’s deep and gentle cleansing exfoliates dead skin cells, bringing your new, refreshed skin to life. It unclogs pores and removes left behind make up residue. With it’s pulsating silicon bristles and anti-aging technology, you will be on your way to glowing, firmer skin in just 3 short days.

I am sure you are asking your self how it work. It is so simple. 3 short steps: 1. Apply your regular cleanser. Wet your Luna brush and put into cleansing mode. 2. Gently move the Luna brush in circular motions all around your face and neck. 3. Activate the anti-aging mode and place the brush on wrinkle prone areas like around the eyes and forehead. 

With the Luna brush you will never need to buy replacement heads like other facial cleaning brushes. It’s lightweight, chargeable and waterproof. Making it perfect for travel and use in the shower.

Shop online at www.shopocfacialcarecenter.com and check our our selection of Luna Cleaning Systems designed specially for your skin type. Not sure what skin type you have? Stop in to one of our 2 OC Facial Care Center locations in Orange County and talk to one of our amazing estheticians who can help you decided what skin type you have.

We are located at 26421 Crown Valley Parkway, 100 in Mission Viejo, Ca by appointment only or 23702 El Toro Road, Suite 6B, Lake Forest. 

 

Obagi's new Medical Sun Shield Tint Broad Sunscreen SPF 50

During the summer everyone can use a good tinted moisturizer. I mean, who doesn't love a 2-in-1, multi-tasking product that cuts down your beauty regime time? When people think of tinted moisturizers they typically think of shades like light, medium and dark. Well, those days are over with Obagi's new Medical Sun Shield Tint Broad Sunscreen SPF 50, sold here at OC Facial Care Center in Lake Forest and Mission Viejo.

This new sunscreen is making waves in the beauty industry because it works with your natural skin tone for the perfect color match. This new sunscreen will enhance your natural glow bybringing out your skins natural undertone for perfect, flawless skin. 

Obagi’s Medical Sun Shield Tint Broad Sunscreen SPF 50 works different than other sunscreens on the market. In addition to protecting your skin against harmful UVA and UVB rays, it also has a shield protecting your face from infrared rays which are more harmful than UVA and UVB rays. Infrared rays lead to loss of elasticity, skin pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. 

Obagi Sun Shield Tint is available in two shades- Warm and Cool. If you have bluish, red or pink undertones, the Cool shade is perfect for you. If you have yellowish, golden or olive undertones, go with the Warm shade. 

If you don’t know how to find your skin’s undertone, stop into OC Facial Care Center and one of our amazing estheticians will color match for you! Come by one of our two amazing locations and get ready to change your morning beauty routine. We offer Obagi's full line of products. To learn more check out our website at www.OCfacialcarecenter.com. Or you can visit our beautiful boutiques at 26421 Crown Valley Parkway, Suite 100 (by appointment only) or Mission Viejo, Ca. 92961 and 23702 El Toro Road, Suite 6B, Lake Forest, Ca. 92630.

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Obagi C RX Sytem

Lately I've been trying this new line for us from the Obagi Medical Line. I have to say this is one of my favorite of all Vitamin C line. Not only it smells great , I can really see a difference on  my skin in less than 7 days. I am so impressed.

This product is clinically proven for early intervention skincare system.

It reduces hyper pigmentation and improve skin tone with a prescription 4% HQ

It helps address other signs of aging with the additional key ingredients to achieve softer , smother and more radiant looking skin. It also visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

The Obagi C RX system provides  ideal skin care for improving Discoloration, age spots, and uneven of the tone.

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Tria Laser Age Defying Laser + Anti Oxidant System

The Tria Age Dying Laser is an FDA cleared non ablative fractional laser device used for the treatment of multiple signs of aging, and has been clinically proven to be safe and effective fro treating fine lines and wrinkles and for producing smoother skin.

It is named as the intelligent anti-aging solution for the entire face. Skinceuticals + Tria Laser works safely below the surface layers of the skin to activate the body's natural repair process with the same non-ablative fractional laser technology used by dermatologists and plastic surgeons. As the laser light creates microscopic zone of cellular disruption, it activates the skin's healing process to generate new collagen to a smoother , more young looking skin.

How to use it?

After Cleansing , select a treatment level and slowly guide the tria laser across the treatment area with a smooth ,even motion. The device will beep wen your treatment is complete.

Then followed with the Skinceuticals CE Ferulic  to soothe and replenish post laser skin.

CE Ferulic our number selling item at the Spa is a high potency antioxidant combination containing 15 % vitamin C,1 % Vit E and 0.5 % ferulic acid. Some people say it smells like bacon :) but this high potency serum provides pure environmental protection and anti aging correction .

Step 2. Is to apply the Skinceuticals Resveratrol BE boosts skin's own internal antioxidant defenses to help repair  and prevent  accumulated  environment damage. This patent pending anti oxidant cocktail in a comforting  gel texture is formulated with a maximized concentration  of pure ,stable resveratrol and reduces the visible effects of collagen breakdown to increase skin's  density by 18% while revitalizing last radiance.

Come and see us for a free trial at our Lake Forest Location

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Epionce for Beautiful Skin

Epionce  has been one of my favorite lately.It is a clean yet super effective skincare line in treating skin concerns .

Epione provides the foundation to address you unique skin challenges. From improving the visible appearance of the skin aging to problem skin.They have a regimen that is right for you for an affordable price.

How Epionce works? Epionce's gentle and effective botanical-based ,cruelty free formulas helps improve and deliver the beauty of the healthy skin. Epionce does not contain harsh ingredients that irritate skin or cause unnecessary dryness. Their Philosophy is simple: Healthy Skin is a beautiful skin.

What are the results? It improve the visible signs of aging and giving you a smoother and radiant skin

Come to our store today and talk to your favorite Aesthetician to recommend the right regimen for your skin

Acne Treament with Obagi Medical

Clenziderm M.D. get to the source to treat mild to moderate acne.It penetrates to reach bacteria in the pores. It reduces breakout in an little as 1 week with the continued results through 12 weeks and helps prevent future break outs.

It is highly effective, yet tolerable system.

It comes with 3 products 1. The daily Foaming cleanser contains 2% salicylic acid cleanser with calming menthol that leaves skin feeling clean and fresh.

2.Pore Therapy 2% acid solution to unclog pores and clears away dead skin cells.

3. Therapeutic Lotion is a lightweight 5% benzol peroxide that delivers medication within the follicles where the acne starts.

The two key ingredients make Clenziderm MD effective  is the 5% BPO gets delivered to the follicles to reach the source of acne and the Salicylic Acid promotes cell turn over to open clogged pores and helps minimizes swelling and redness.

Come and see us at any of our location to get your free consultation. You can also purchased this set at www.shopocfacialcarecenter.com

What is Vitamin C on skin

Vitamin C, so know as ascorbic acid, is an antioxidant that helps protect the body from many forms of oxidation and from problems involving free radicals. Research indicates that an adequate intake of vitamin C may help prevent cancer because of its ability to scavenge free radicals that attack DNA. DNA damage can lead to the formation of cancerous cells. Vitamin C performs numerous functions in the body.

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7 Common Myths of Sunscreen

7 Common Myths of Sunscreen

 

Sunscreen Myth #1: I can skip it.

Maybe you think you can pass on sunscreen because you don't bask in the sun. But sunscreen is not just for sun worshippers. "If you're going to be outdoors," Stein says, "you should wear sunscreen. Even when it's cloudy outside, you can still get sunburn through cloud cover."

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