Caudalie Premier Cru The Cream

Caudalie Premier Cru is a high-end anti-wrinkle formula made of plant oils, water, slip agent, and thickeners. This wonder product rejuvenates the skin, get rids of wrinkles and fine lines.

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This luxurious and effective cream delivers the ultimate anti-ageing action for the skin, revealing a beautifully youthful complexion. The creamy texture melts into the skin to leave it feeling velvety soft, smoothed and hydrated. The powerful formula regenerates the skin, restores its density and smoothes wrinkles to reveal a firmer, more radiant complexion and redefined facial contours. 

Wha you need to know about  Caudalie Premier Cru The Cream?

Caudalie’s Premier Cru features 3 main patents: Viniferine from the grapevines Chateau Smith, titrated Resveratrol, and polyphenols from grape-seed. When mixed together these 3 wonder substances have an unparalleled age-defying power. The formula claims to be so exclusive that it will leave the skin velvet-soft. Furthermore, the cream re-densifies the skin, makes it firmer and more lifting.

To come up with the pioneering formula, Caudalie states that they performed over 300 trials spread over a period of 7 years. Most of the results were overwhelmingly positive. A test conducted on 42 women throughout a period of 56 days had the following results: 97% of the candidates reported filled wrinkles, and 98% said their complexion look more even.

Ingredients

    •    OPCs (Grape Seed Polyphenols) – Have the power to protect the complexion from pre-mature aging triggered by environmental aggressors, UV rays, and pollution by creating a shield that protects against damaging free radicals; the ingredient claims to reinforce the capillaries, help maintain a favourable level of Hyaluronic acid into the skin, and boost* coetaneous micro-circulation.

    •    Resveratrol-Oleyl – Stimulates the longevity of proteins that boosts* the lifespan of most skin cells by 160%. The ingredient activates cellular renewal, de-densifies the dermis thus smoothing wrinkles and increasing* firmness.

    •    Viniferine – Controls the melanin production and protects melanocytes from damaging free radicals. The ingredient restores radiance thus stimulating the coetaneous micro-circulation of the skin.

Vinolevure – the ingredient is an excellent moisturiser that protects the skin and reinforces the immune system

How Does Caudalie Premier Cru The Cream Work?

The series of active ingredients contained in the Premier Cru Cream claim to correct visible signs of aging in one sole step. After using the cream on a daily basis, you’ll see it’s transforming your face. Dark spots are slowly diminished*, the texture of the skin is redefined, and the complexion becomes increasingly more radiant. The texture of the cream blends smoothly into the skin, and the end result is a luminous, softer skin. The 3 power ingredients that claim to work miracles for your fine lines are Viniferine, grape-seed polyphenols, and Resveratrol.

What to Expect from Caudalie Premier Cru The Cream?

The Premier Cru from Caudalie is a luxurious anti-aging cream that hydrates and smoothes the skin. They claim the product eradicates dark circles and skin puffiness, at the same time brightening the skin and making it more radiant than ever. 

Benefits of Caudalie Premier Cru The Cream

    •    Soothes and hydrates the skin

    •    Light texture, blends fast into the skin

    •    Contains revolutionary ingredients

    •    The cream is not oily or greasy

    •    Claims to work for all skin types

    •    Claims your wrinkles will vanish in 2-3 weeks

    •    Doesn’t contain phthalates, parabens, or sulphates

Available at www.ShopOCFacialCareCenter.com.

Caudalie Premier Cru is a high-end anti-wrinkle formula made of plant oils, water, slip agent, and thickeners. This wonder product rejuvenates the skin, get rids of wrinkles and fine lines.

This luxurious and effective cream delivers the ultimate anti-ageing action for the skin, revealing a beautifully youthful complexion. The creamy texture melts into the skin to leave it feeling velvety soft, smoothed and hydrated. The powerful formula regenerates the skin, restores its density and smoothes wrinkles to reveal a firmer, more radiant complexion and redefined facial contours. 

Wha you need to know about  Caudalie Premier Cru The Cream?

Caudalie’s Premier Cru features 3 main patents: Viniferine from the grapevines Chateau Smith, titrated Resveratrol, and polyphenols from grape-seed. When mixed together these 3 wonder substances have an unparalleled age-defying power. The formula claims to be so exclusive that it will leave the skin velvet-soft. Furthermore, the cream re-densifies the skin, makes it firmer and more lifting.

To come up with the pioneering formula, Caudalie states that they performed over 300 trials spread over a period of 7 years. Most of the results were overwhelmingly positive. A test conducted on 42 women throughout a period of 56 days had the following results: 97% of the candidates reported filled wrinkles, and 98% said their complexion look more even.

Ingredients

    •    OPCs (Grape Seed Polyphenols) – Have the power to protect the complexion from pre-mature aging triggered by environmental aggressors, UV rays, and pollution by creating a shield that protects against damaging free radicals; the ingredient claims to reinforce the capillaries, help maintain a favourable level of Hyaluronic acid into the skin, and boost* coetaneous micro-circulation.

    •    Resveratrol-Oleyl – Stimulates the longevity of proteins that boosts* the lifespan of most skin cells by 160%. The ingredient activates cellular renewal, de-densifies the dermis thus smoothing wrinkles and increasing* firmness.

    •    Viniferine – Controls the melanin production and protects melanocytes from damaging free radicals. The ingredient restores radiance thus stimulating the coetaneous micro-circulation of the skin.

Vinolevure – the ingredient is an excellent moisturiser that protects the skin and reinforces the immune system

How Does Caudalie Premier Cru The Cream Work?

The series of active ingredients contained in the Premier Cru Cream claim to correct visible signs of aging in one sole step. After using the cream on a daily basis, you’ll see it’s transforming your face. Dark spots are slowly diminished*, the texture of the skin is redefined, and the complexion becomes increasingly more radiant. The texture of the cream blends smoothly into the skin, and the end result is a luminous, softer skin. The 3 power ingredients that claim to work miracles for your fine lines are Viniferine, grape-seed polyphenols, and Resveratrol.

What to Expect from Caudalie Premier Cru The Cream?

The Premier Cru from Caudalie is a luxurious anti-aging cream that hydrates and smoothes the skin. They claim the product eradicates dark circles and skin puffiness, at the same time brightening the skin and making it more radiant than ever. 

Benefits of Caudalie Premier Cru The Cream

    •    Soothes and hydrates the skin

    •    Light texture, blends fast into the skin

    •    Contains revolutionary ingredients

    •    The cream is not oily or greasy

    •    Claims to work for all skin types

    •    Claims your wrinkles will vanish in 2-3 weeks

    •    Doesn’t contain phthalates, parabens, or sulphates

Available at www.ShopOCFacialCareCenter.com.

New Spring Care Regime

Our motto? New season, new skin-care regimen. And since spring skin is probably on your mind, given that the official start to the season is just around the corner, there's no better time than the present to start prepping your complexion for the impending rising temps and sticky, heavy humidity that lies ahead. Here are the five top tips from dermatologists to help stave off vernal skin-related freak-outs.

1. Start scrubbing.

Snow, sludge, and rain can cause season-long buildup on the skin—of dead skin cells, leftover product, and environmental toxins—which is why dermatologists recommend exfoliating in the new season. To keep skin smooth and hydrated, using a mask up to three times a week. 

2. Lighten your load.

Gone are the days of duck boots, fur-lined hoods, and loading up your visage with thick creams and serums to help fight off the wicked winter wind. Come spring, it's time to swap out your heavy formulas for lighter lotions. While ingredients like petrolatum help protect the skin, certain products can weigh you down especially in humid weather.

3. Apply (and re-apply) sunscreen.

After a months spent bundled up in beanies and parkas, slathering on sun protection is a must once temps start to rise. Springtime is actually a high risk time for sunburns and sun damage. Although the weather is warmer, it's still so mild you might not feel how strong the sun is. Apply sunscreen every morning and reapply it again before any outdoor activity during the day. Our SPF recommendation? EltaMD Skincare UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46

It's clear zinc oxide sunscreen that also contains niacinamide to help give the skin a glow. (As a reminder, niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3 that strengthens the skin's outer layers, improves elasticity, and curbs redness and irritation.)

4. Add an eye cream.

Because the sun's more prominent in the spring, people are more prone to squinting. To combat the fine lines and wrinkles that can form around the eyes, find an eye cream with a high concentration of antioxidants and peptides. 

Of course, a pair of big sunglasses is never a bad idea, either.

5. Go shopping.

Since you'll be spending more time in the sun, look for makeup that offers even coverage and protection. Hit up the local OC Facial Care Center in Lake Forest or online and shop tip you drop!

Your skin is worth investing in, come see one of our many skin care specialists who can recommend the best regime just for you!

 

Somme Institute Skin Care

OC Facial Care Center take pride in the product lines we make available to our customers. Somme Institute spent over 10 years testing, developing and "tracking" more than 5,000 participants, Somme Institute discovered and developed a Patented technology called Molecular Dispersion Technology 5 (MDT5™).

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Here is a break down of the best 5 Somme Institute products available at OC Facial Care Center. 

Step 1: Nourishing Cleanser 

Step 2: Transport

Step 3: Serum

Step 4: A-Bomb

Step 5: Double Defense SPF 30

Step 1: Nourishing Cleanser 8oz ($40)

What is it? A non-foaming, non-comedogenic, non-drying gel cleanser containing Molecular Dispersion Technology 5 (MDT5™), a patented technology of highly engineered vitamins A B3 B5 C & E designed to deep clean the skin while leaving it feeling soft and refreshed.

Who is it for? All skin types & most skin conditions.

Benefits:

A non-foaming gel to cleanse and treat the skin without drying.

Step 2: Transport 50 pads ($58)

What is it? Saturated soft cotton pads with Molecular Dispersion Technology 5 (MDT5™), and AHA to gently exfoliate dead cells on the skin's surface.

Benefits:

Saturated cotton pads:

- Gently exfoliates with AHA and treats with MDT5™

- Promotes resiliency, hydration and cell renewal

Positive Side Effects:

Some dryness, excess oilyness or blemsihes might occur. It is a good sign. DO NOT STOP treatment. The skin detoxifies and purges itself by unclogging the pores. A slight tingling sensation is normal. For sensitive skin, squeeze excess liquid from the Transport pad for the first few days to see how skin reacts.

Step 3: Serum 1 oz ($82)

What is it? The advanced technology in Somme Institute®'s Serum combines Vitamin C along with a high concentration of Molecular Dispersion Technology 5 (MDT5™). Serum helps reduce the visible signs of premature aging, smoothes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and evens skin tone.

 

Benefits:

A highly concentrated and stabilized Vitamin C gel:

- Improves skin elasticity

- Evens skin tone

- Softens skin and builds collagen

- Eliminates redness associated with acne

Step 4: A-Bomb 1.5 oz ($70)

What is it? A-Bomb is a lightweight cream containing Molecular Dispersion Technology 5 (MDT5™) and a high concentration of Vitamins A & E. A-Bomb helps soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while targeting poor skin texture and dry skin. It calms and soothes the skin while promoting its vitality and firmness.

Benefits:

A light-weight moisturizing cream:

- High concentration of advanced forms of Vitamins A & E

- Quickly and easily absorbed

- Speeds cell renewal to reveal flawless skin

- Visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles

- Helps to treat and prevent acne

Step 5: Double Defense SPF 30 3.8 fl oz ($48)

What is it? Double Defense with SPF 30+ and Parsol 1789 is a light-weight moisturizing lotion. Double Defense protects the skin from premature aging while locking in vital moisture.

Benefits:

Moisturizing sun protection:

- Protects from the sun with SPF 30+

- Perfect for the whole body

The packaging is very basic with a simple design, and each product is marked with a large colored dot on the front of the bottle/jar. With the exception of A-Bomb (which has a sweet, maple syrup type smell), these products have little to no smell, which is nice if you are sensitive to fragrances in products.

All of these products are available at www.ShopOCFacialCareCenter.com.

Confused Between Sugaring vs Waxing?? | Get Your Answer Here

It may not be getting warm outside yet, but listen ladies, it’s time to get your business in order. When you’re taken care of, you feel prettier and sexier… When you feel sexier, you feel better about yourself… This leads to a happier relationship with your partner and/or yourself! So start shaving those legs, and get in there for some grooming. OC Facial Care Center offers sugaring hair removal services. We prefer sugaring in sugaring vs waxing for many reasons. Here is a breakdown of why sugaring is better than waxing. 

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Waxing vs. Sugaring:

Waxing:

Ingredients - There are a lot of different waxes out there, with ingredients that include resins and chemical ingredients like dyes, fragrances, and preservatives. Depending on the quality of the wax, there may also be some harmful additives like BHT and parabens, bad guys you definitely don’t want anywhere near your special lady parts.

Method:

There are a few different types of wax. Hard wax goes on hot and hardens, it can then be pulled off without the use of cloth strips. The extreme heat and hardness of the wax can be especially painful for sensitive skin. Soft wax also goes on hot, and then is removed with a cotton or muslin cloth. It can be slightly less painful, and is often not quite as scorching hot. There is also soft wax that goes on with a roller, which typically has more harmful ingredients and is less effective. Lastly, there are cold wax strips. They typically come pre-applied and do not need to be heated. They often have more chemical ingredients and are not as effective as hot wax.

Waxing Pros

    ▪    Really effective at removing hair

    ▪    Different types to choose from to suit different kinds of hair (from course to fine)

Waxing Cons

    ▪    Can burn skin

    ▪    Lower quality and chemical ingredients

    ▪    Bacteria can grow in wax and cause infection

    ▪    Can remove a layer of skin, in addition to hair

Sugaring

Ingredients - Sugaring is made from natural ingredients — sugar, lemon juice, and water. Sometimes essential oils or glycerin are added.

Method - Sugaring is performed in the same way as wax. Typically, the sugaring mixture isn’t quite as hot as hot wax, which can be less painful.

Sugaring Pros -

    ▪    Natural, skin-healthy ingredients

    ▪    Effective at removing hair

    ▪    Bacteria is not as apt to live in sugaring mixture

    ▪    Less hot, so won’t burn skin

    ▪    Won’t remove skin

Sugaring Cons -

    ▪    Often times slightly more expensive

Clearly, in sugaring vs waxing , sugaring wins out with way more pros than waxing. Call in today to make an appointment with one of our amazing estheticians! 

 

 

Revision Skincare is now available at OC Facial Skin Care Center

For over 25 years, Revision Skincare has provided physicians with clinically proven, high-performing skincare products. Using only the purest, most efficacious ingredients, the Revision Skincare collection was formulated to provide targeted solutions for enhancing skin’s appearance and reducing signs of aging.

Revision Skincare products represent the furthest advancements in scientific skincare. Our formulations are rooted in rigorous research and testing, and manufactured by us using the highest ethical standards. Revision Skincare products are never tested on animals.

While Revision Skincare is first and foremost about serious skincare, we are inspired every day by the positive effects our products have on people's lives.

Here are OC Facial Care Center’s top 2 favorite products. Both available online or instore.

1. Nectifirm 

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Nectifirm is the #1 age-defying neck product recommended by medical professionals. This award-wining neck cream contains plant extracts, antioxidants and unique biotechnological blends that work cohesively to create a smoother, younger-looking neck. Nectifirm has been formulated to address the changes that occur as the skin on your neck ages. It contains powerful ingredients designed to rejuvenate your neck area by treating it differently than your face. Backed by years of scientific research, Nectifirm was specifically created to provide dramatic visual results in the overall appearance of the neck. You will see and feel immediate and long-term results with Nectifirm. Helps the skin appear more firm and lifted; Reduces the appearance of rough, crepey skin; Lessens the look of fine lines and wrinkles. All skin types benefit. According to a study by Kline & Company. 

How to use: How to use: Using upward strokes, gently apply a dime-sized amount onto décolletage, working your way up the neck to the jawline. Use twice daily, morning and evening. Follow with Multi-Protection Broad-Spectrum SPF 50, or Intellishade.

2. Intellishade

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Have you ever needed a tinted moisturizer that protects, moisturizers and gives your skin the perfect glow? Look no further.

Intellishade  is a best-selling tinted moisturizer that provides broad spectrum protection, outsmarts the signs of aging and gives skin a touch of sheer, healthy color. Formulated with a blend of three peptides and broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection Intellishade protects and prevents further sun damage.

Intellishade Original or Matte Highlights:

    •    Formulated with advanced peptide and broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection

    •    Moisturizes and blends naturally with the color of your skin

    •    Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

    •    Matte Formula contains the latest pore-minimizing technology

    •    Fights photodamage which causes premature aging

Ingredient Highlights:

    •    Octinoxate & Octisalate. Provides UVB protection.

    •    Zinc Oxide & Titanium Dioxide. Physical sunscreens that provide UVA and UVB protection.

    •    Lecithin (Matte formula). Reduces the appearance of pore size.

    •    Blend of three peptides. Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

    •    Vitamin C (THD Ascorbate). Brightens and provides antioxidant benefits.

    •    Blend of White Birch Extract, Yeast Extract, Plankton Extract and Coenzyme Q10. Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

What is the difference between the Original and Matte finish?

Intellishade® Original has a more moisturizing feel.

The Matte formula provides a lightweight matte finish and contains ingredients that have been shown to reduce the appearance of pore size and absorb excess oil. You could mix them or use Intellishade® Original in drier, colder months, and Intellishade® Matte in warmer, humid months.

How is Intellishade® different from other daily anti-aging moisturizers on the market? Intellishade® comes in one shade that matches every skin tone. Key ingredients protect the skin from further damage. It conceals with a sheer mineral tint and UVA and UVB protection.

Available in Original and Matte formula

OC Facial Care Centers Top 4 SkinBetter Science Products

Physician-grade skin care lines provide faster, better results than over-the-counter products, as they contain stronger concentrations of active ingredients. Plus, their formulations are designed to target the deeper layers of skin, which is a must for noticeable results.

Developed by the experts behind Restylane® and Dysport®, SkinBetter products range from innovative creams, serums and treatments. SkinBetter Science helps you reclaim youthful, rejuvenated skin.

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Four of OC Facial Care Center's top picks are: 

No. 1: SkinBetter Science Daily Treatment Cream FACE

Created with a revolutionary InterFuse™ patented technology — a proprietary delivery system that quickly delivers active ingredients deep into the skin with targeted precision — Daily Treatment Cream FACE works to give a radiant, healthy glow that seems to defy the effects of time.

This physician-grade skin care product features a super-potent blend of nourishing and calming peptides, along with powerful polyphenols from Mediterranean olive trees and other exclusive hydrating ingredients. Formulated to be lightweight, the face cream goes on smoothly and provides a breathable layer of moisture.

No. 2: SkinBetter Science Daily Treatment Cream EYE

The physician-grade Daily Treatment Cream EYE is a delicate formulation that glides on easily and is effective at reducing the appearance of crow’s feet as well as under-eye bags and puffiness. The cream also works to diminish dryness and dark circles under the eyes.

The InterFuse™ transport system is the star of this skin care product. With a cutting-edge blend of peptides, concentrated vitamin C from the Australian kakadu plum, humectants, caffeine and a highly specialized yeast derivative, Daily Treatment Cream EYE is an ingenious, comprehensive eye cream.

3: SkinBetter Science AlphaRet® Overnight Cream FACE

AlphaRet® Overnight Cream FACE is a powerful physician-grade product, one that can provide visible rejuvenation in as little as four weeks. This night cream reduces the depth and size of facial wrinkles and evens the skin tone to provide a balanced, youthful appearance.

Formulated with the proprietary AlphaRet® rejuvenating technology, this overnight cream combines two well-known powerhouse ingredients — an alphahydroxy acid (AHA) and a retinoid — with glycolic acid, potent peptides and a blend of antioxidants. Exclusive smoothing and hydrating ingredients provide balance and prevent the irritation and dryness associated with retinoid-based skin care products.

4: Smoothing Intensive Treatment:  The main active ingredient in this Skinbetter Science anti aging cream is hyaluronic acid, which is valued for its ability to attract moisture to the application site. Other ingredients include chemicals like glycerin, to help lock moisture in the skin; soybean seed extract, to improve texture; pea extract, to fortify collagen fibers; and hydrolyzed collagen, to improve the skin’s natural collagen support network.

All of these products are available at OC Facial Care Center. Come in today for your free skin consultation and samples.

Miracle Product - Retinol

At OC Facial Care Center, we offer a variety of Retinol products. Obagi’s retinol When the goal is preventing aging as well as correcting existing damage virtually all dermatologists agree daily retinoid use is the answer. The term "retinoids" refers to vitamin A and the various molecules derived from vitamin A, which itself is also known as retinol.  

The Benefits

Vitamin A is essential for normal skin cell development and differentiation:

    •    Inhibits collagen breakdown

    •    Increases collagen synthesis

    •    Increases elasticity

    •    Improves water barrier function

    •    Anti-inflammatory

    •    Regulates sebum production, excellent for treating acne as well as aging.

    •    It is the only ingredient we know of that actually reverses the signs of photo aging.

Tips for Successful Use

While every skin has its own idiosyncrasies, almost every skin can benefit from retinoids. Here are some tips to make your retinoid journey successful, even if you’ve had trouble in the past.

    1    Use the right form. The retinoids that are effective; retinol, retinaldehyde and retinoic acid, come in either OTC or prescription form. If you have sensitive skin you might want to start with an OTC retinol serum, which is slower-acting and less irritating than prescription retinoic acid. Since retinol must convert to retinoic acid the trade-off, slower to emerge visible improvements offset by less irritation, can benefit those who have experienced prior problems with prescription retinoids. Retinaldehyde is another OTC retinoid that is very effective.

    2    In the prescription category Refissa and Renova are the least irritating, then Differin, then Retin A, and finally Tazorac is the most irritating. You can start with the least irritating retinoid and move up to the more irritating product if it is appropriate to your condition. For example, while Tazorac is the most irritating it also gives the most improvement in terms of pore size and acne scars.

    3    Set up a routine. You can start off every other or every third night and work up to every night, but be consistent.

    4    Prepare your skin before starting. A study, Facilitating facial retinization through barrier improvement, showed the following: “The results show that improving stratum corneum barrier function before beginning topical tretinoin therapy and continuing use of a barrier-enhancing cosmetic moisturizer during therapy facilitates the early phase of facial retinization and augments the treatment response.” The barrier cream the researchers used contained a mixture of vitamins. They advised continuing with the barrier cream while using the retinoid.

    5    Retinoids during the day? Contrary to popular belief, retinoids do not contribute to photosensitivity, though retinoic acid can thin the outer layers of the skin by about a third, making skin more susceptible to sunburn. But there are a couple of reasons to confine usage to night time. 1) Economics—retinoids degrade in the light, so you’re not getting your money’s worth if you use them during the day. 2) Heat from the sun can contribute to erythema, or redness, and if you are already experiencing redness on account of facial retinization heat might exacerbate your discomfort. The answer—use retinoids at night only, use sunscreen daily, and try to avoid excessive heat, either from sun or sauna.

    6   Be patient. It’s not an overnight process for anyone, and depending on the type of retinoid you use, the condition you are treating and the condition of your skin, you should be prepared to wait at least six to eight weeks before you start to see significant changes.

To sum it all up: order of application is not important, what matters is that you find the type of retinoid that best suits you, make it a part of your skin care routine, and be consistent in its use. You’ll be very happy you made the effort. OTC products available at

www.ShopOCFacialCareCenter.com

 

 

Hot Trend Alert - Microneedling

What is microneedling?

Microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) involves using fine needles to create hundreds of tiny, invisible puncture wounds in the top layer of skin. Sound appealing? Not so much. But this minimally invasive treatment—whether it's done in-office by a trained aesthetician, dermatologist, or plastic surgeon, or at home using a dermaroller (a small, handheld paint roller coated in tiny needles)—is virtually painless and incredibly effective. It works the same way lasers do, only you're injuring the skin mechanically instead of using heat or light. Believe it or not, microneedling has become hugely popular among skincare fanatics.

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Microneedling reduces fine and deep wrinkles

The primary appeal of microneedling is its ability to stimulate growth of collagen and elastin, which is the key to new, youthful-looking skin. Some doctors would even go so far as to say that the procedure is the most powerful way to stop aging in its tracks and prevent new fine lines and wrinkles from forming. With its ability to trigger the generation of new skin cells, just a few sessions of microneedling will noticeably reduce fine lines, crow's feet, and deep wrinkles on the forehead.

Microneedling repairs visible scars

Professional grade microneedling devices can be as long as 3 mm, which is twice as effective and will treat deep acne scars that occur beneath the surface of the skin. In case you're wondering how microneedling compares to fractional laser treatments when it comes to resolving acne scars, a head-to-head comparison published in the journal Dermatologic Surgery in 2016, found both treatments to be comparable and effective, but gave credit to microneedling for being better tolerated, with fewer side effects and less downtime.

Microneedling reverses sun damage and pigmentation

Once again, collagen is arguably the most vital way to improve the look of skin, and this goes far beyond reducing wrinkles. By stimulating collagen growth with microneedling, you can also reverse sun damage and discoloration, including the hyperpigmentation that comes with melasma. To improve extra pigmentation from sun-damaged skin, your dermaroller needles should range between 1.0 mm an 1.5 mm in length.

Just like with any procedure, do your research to find a licensed practitioner, and ask your fair share of questions. 

The Lunch Time Chemical Peel

The lunch time chemical peel in other words known as the ZO Ossential Stimulator Peel and it works wonders in minutes. It’s a quick and easy treatment that can be done in your lunch hour to miraculously smooth away fine to moderate lines and wrinkles, acne, age spots, uneven pigmentation and rough skin texture.

The Ossential Stimulator Peel is designed to exfoliate the skin by stimulating cellular turnover to improve skin tone, texture and clarity. And the best part is that there is no downtime, peeling or redness afterwards; just glowing, healthy skin. It literally take 10 minutes!

This peel is affectionately known as the “Red Carpet Peel” owing to the number of celebrities that avail of it before they have to look picture perfect for red carpet events, and can’t afford to hide away with the redness of flaking that some strong peels cause.

This lunch time peel l is gentle on the skin but strong enough to make a visible difference, brightening and refreshing the face for a youthful, dewy look.

This peel contains 3 different acids to exfoliate your skin and promote cell turnover; with 10% Salicylic Acid, 10% Lactic Acid and 10% Citric Acid. These are known as AHA or Alpha Hydroxy acids – they dissolve dead skin cells and give a great exfoliation to the upper layers of the skin. The salicylic acid works on oily, acne prone skin, and the citric acid gives the skin a healthy glow.

Just one peel will see results, but maximum benefits can be achieved with a series of three to four peels carried out at two week intervals.

Make an appointment at OC Facial Care Center and get on your way to red carpet skin!

OC Facial Care Center - A One Stop Shop

At OC Facial Care Center you can find all of your skin care needs and more. At OC Facial Care Center we offer a large variety of facial and body treatments. From facials for all different skin types and price points, to chemical peels to micro blading and waxing. If you have been looking for a one stop boutique skincare shop, look no further. 

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Another reason to love OC Facial Care Center is the top of the line service you get. Every staff member listens and makes you feel at home. We are all trained in several different skin care lines and can recommend what's best for you and your skin type. You get 5 star service every single time. 

We offer a wide variety of skin care lines so you have plenty of options to chose from. From Obagi, Caudalie, Epionce, Kyrpis and so much more. If you are looking for a serum, eye cream, clay mask, an organic skin care line - We have it all.

We also offer more than skin care. This is what makes it a one stop shop. We are also a wonderful place for gifts. We have a full retail store of candles, make up, diffusers, body care lines and more. And of course we offer gift certificates. 

We offer body treatments are amazing too! OC Facial Care Center offers a whole line of massages for men and women. All types of waxing services, sauna and microblading. 

If you want to host a party here, not a problem! We will pop the champagne and close shop just for you and your friends. Who wouldn’t want to pampered with friends!

OC Facial Center has all of your needs and more. Stop by today and experience it yourself.

EltaMD Sunscreen & EltaMD Tinted Sunscreen- A Must Have

OC Facial Care is proud to now carry EltaMD products! Our new favorite is their line of sunscreens. EltaMD Tinted sunscreens are formulated with transparent zinc oxide and are noncomedogenic, sensitivity-free, fragrance-free and paraben-free. All EltaMD Tinted sunscreens are recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation as effective broad-spectrum sunscreens.

Sunscreen is a must for skincare and now you can grab the best elta md sunscreen and elta md tinted sunscreen that are formulated with transparent zinc oxide and are non comedogenic, sensitivity-free, fragrance-free and paraben-free.

Have you ever found a product you love so much that you used it every day and you wanted to tell all your friends and family about it? Well, this one is it!

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Why this sunscreen?

The UV Clear sunscreen is different from other facial sunscreens, it feels like a makeup quality product but it’s got sunscreen level sun protection inside. Often times women will use this the tinted version in replacement of foundation.

Consistency:

The consistency is not mousse-like or creamy, unlike some other facial sunscreens. It feels liquid-like and easy to spread with minimal rubbing. The lightweight formula means it doesn’t clog pores (aka non-comedogenic) and can be used on acne prone skin. It’s also fragrance and oil free so its great for those with sensitive skin.

Tint:

The other thing that is awesome about this sunscreen is that it comes in tinted and untinted formulations. The untinted formula is perfect for men who don’t want to look shiny or like they’ve put product on.

SPF Coverage:

And lastly, it’s got SPF 46. Not SPF 10 like the BB cream. Most facial sunscreens on the market today hover around the minimum recommended SPF 30.  The pump bottle is also really convenient. I like how it delivers a uniform amount every time. There’s nothing wasted!

Active Ingredients:

9.0% Zinc oxide, 7.5% Octinoxate

It’s got a physical sunscreen (zinc oxide) and a chemical sunscreen (octinoxate).

Inactive Ingredients

Purified Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Niacinamide, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Butylene Glycol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polyisobutene, PEG-7 Trimethylolpropane Coconut Ether, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lactic Acid, Oleth-3 Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Octyl Stearate, Iron Oxides, Triethoxycaprylylsilane.

Specifications

Broad Spectrum ✓

SPF 15+ ✓

This product is available for purchase in store or online at www.ShopOCFacialCareCenter.com.

At Home Facial - DIY Style

Getting a professional facial is a delicacy. There’s nothing like being pampered in a cozy treatment room bed—the steam, the thorough pore cleaning, and we can’t forget the facial massage!

Experts recommend you get a facial every 4-6 weeks, but that can be hard to work into your budget. 

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Facials are an essential key to healthy, glowing skin. By regularly performing at-home facials you can even out the look of your skin tone, enjoy deep cleansing benefits, and experience overall rejuvenation. Giving yourself a facial is a gorgeous form of self-love (and a great way to get to know your skin).

Below is a step-by-step guide to how to do an at-home facial treatment.  It's simple, effective, and super pampering. So grab your favorite robe, sit back, relax and feel beautiful!

The break down on how to give yourself a facial:

1—CLEANSE

The first step of your facial is the most important. Cleansing removes dirt, oil and makeup to give your skin a “clean slate.” This allows all other products to penetrate optimally into the deeper layers of the skin.

Technique: The way you wash your face matters. It’s common that after a long day you want to jet through the cleansing process and go to bed as soon as possible. I’m here to tell you that this step (especially during a facial treatment) should be emphasized and performed for at least a few minutes.

Start by rinsing your face with lukewarm water. Apply a dime-sized amount of cleanser most suitable for your skin type and begin manipulating the wash in upward, circular motions with your middle and ring fingers. Medium pressure is good here, as this will help to stimulate and give your facial muscles a lifted and toned appearance. Rinse with lukewarm water and gently pat your skin dry with a washcloth. (Repeat if necessary when wearing heavy makeup.)

2—EXFOLIATE

Now that your face is squeaky clean, it’s time to exfoliate. Exfoliating is imperative for creating a healthier, smoother appearance.

This not only helps with evening out the look of your skin tone, but also with refining the look of your pores, smoothing out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improving your skin's feel. Exfoliating also greatly increases product penetration.

Technique: Apply a dime-sized amount of scrub to the skin and then use upward, circular motions with light pressure for 1-2 minutes. If you prefer, you can use a chemical or enzymatic exfoliation like a fruit acid peel. 

3—STEAM

When steam enters the facial, this is when the home spa vibe really gets going. To me, steam is the most relaxing and cleansing part of a facial. It opens the skin follicles (pores).

How to steam: The easiest way to steam is to bring water to a boil in a large pot. Take a towel and drape it over your head and slowly lean your face over the pot so that your face is directly over the steam. (Be careful to not get too close!) It should feel warm, not hot.

Get creative with your steam—add rose petals, rosemary, thyme, or any other herbs. A few drops of essential oils are lovely, too!

Steam for 10-15 minutes, with intermittent breaks if you need. If you have sensitive skin or rosacea, steaming may not be ideal for your skin type.

4—EXTRACTIONS

I know it’s tempting to want to extract your blackheads, but as a licensed professional I recommend only getting extracted by one. I say this because extracting incorrectly can result in tearing and/or scarring the skin.

Note: Extractions should only be performed on blackheads, which are typically found in the T-zone area (forehead, nose, chin). Blackheads are oxidized sebum (oil) that show up as black “dots.” Blackheads are open comedones. Pimples, also known as whiteheads, are closed comedones, which you should never attempt to extract/squeeze as this could exacerbate inflammation, cause breakage in the skin, and result in scarring.

How an Professional Extracts Blackheads: Extractions should only take place after steaming the skin because steam helps to open the follicles and soften the oxidized oil in them. To extract, they wrap a tissue around each index finger and carefully place one finger on each side of the blackhead pushing down gently with a slight “squeeze.” The blackheads should come out easily. If they do not, leave them alone to avoid further irritating the skin. They may also use blackhead removal tools.

5—TREATMENT MASK

After all of those deep cleaning steps it’s time for some pampering. Now you can relax and give your skin some tender loving care! The treatment mask is the heart of any facial. This is when your skin is most ready to receive yummy nutrients since it’s just been cleansed, exfoliated and steamed.

Choose a mask most suitable for your skin type. Apply your mask and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. (Now would be the time to place cucumber slices on the eyes if you really want to get into it!) Remove with a warm washcloth and splash skin with cold water.

6—TONE + TREAT

Continue by applying the same steps you’d complete in your daily facial routine. Plug in your favorite toner. Mist and let skin dry before applying your favorite serum. When working in a spa before I was working for Annmarie Skin Care, I used to always use this serum on my clients after a facial as it helped to calm and soothe the appearance of the skin.

7—MOISTURIZE

Let’s put some pep in this final step and seal in that bona fide beauty. Moisturizing is an essential step for the face and around the eyes, so pick your favorite oil or cream and massage deeply into the skin for 1-2 minutes. Facial massage is a great way to tone and lift the appearance of the skin, relieve tension, and drive the oils in deeper, giving your skin layers and layers of love. Finish with a spritz of toning mist, as this will also push the facial oils into the skin more effectively.

And there you are! You’ve just given your skin a beautiful at-home facial.

 

DermaQuest DermaClear Acne Spot Treatment

Everyone gets one occasionally. You know what I'm talking about....those pesky ,ugly, eye sores we call pimples. Don't you wish there was a cure all product that could zap those buggers and make it go away a lot sooner. Good news - there is! DermaQuest has an acne treatment product  with treatment ingredients that might also assist in treating melasma and that were non-comedogenic.

Get rid of those unwanted pimples and irritating acne with Dermaquest Dermaclear Acne treatment products.

As active treatment ingredients, Dermaclear contains Salicylic Acid 2%, Azelaic Acid 5%, and Glycolic Acid 10%. This is a fairly strong combination, especially with 10% Glycolic Acid, so those with sensitive skin might want tobe careful with this one because of the strength. Irritating your skin can actually cause acne. The formula also contains ingredients to soothe inflammation, which makes the strength more tolerable. 

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So the next time you wake up to one of those unfortunate breakouts, use DermaClear Facial Cleanser and dab on some DermaQuest DermaClear Spot Treatment!  In no time you’ll have the clear skin you need to face any situation.  

Available at OC Facial Care Center! 

 

New Year, New Skin!

Skincare New Year's Resolutions

Most New Year’s resolutions include some goal to be healthier. Promises to eat more leafy greens, hit the gym more frequently, and quit smoking once and for all are common items found on nearly everyone’s list. While these goals are great, they tend to be difficult to stick to. More importantly, despite everyone’s attention on vitality in the coming year, one health aspect always seems to get overlooked: skin care. Preserving the health of your skin deserves more attention around New Years and beyond. Skin is the body’s largest organ, and it’s our biggest defense against infection. Proper skin care keeps this barrier healthy and strong, and it also rewards you with a radiant complexion. Here we present our top New Year skin care resolutions for the upcoming year; start small and slowly add these practices into your daily routine, or jump-start your New Year with an entirely brand new regimen altogether.

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Wear Sunscreen Every Day

If you’re going to make a single New Year skin care resolution, this should be it. Dermatologists, estheticians, and skin care experts everywhere are in unanimous agreement when claiming the sun to be the most detrimental threat to the health of our skin. Harmful UVA and UVB rays wreak havoc on our delicate skin. They lead to wrinkles, rough patches, dark spots, fine lines, and premature aging. In 2018, be sure to never expose yourself to direct sunlight without a quick dab of SPF 30.

Moisturize Frequently

Don’t fall within the under-informed group of people who fail to recognize the importance of regular moisturization. Keeping your skin moist and hydrated is imperative for its health. When the moisture is evaporated from the epidermis (the skin’s outermost layer), it becomes dry, dull, cracked, and irritated. The best course of action is to get a moisturizer that contains SPF and apply it every morning after getting out of the shower – you can complete New Year skin care goals in under 30 seconds!

Properly Apply Your Products

On the note of sunscreen and moisturizer, be sure to properly apply all of your skin care products to get the most out of their intended use. Usually, you’ll only need a peanut-sized dollop of moisturizer for your entire face; if it feels sticky, you’ve applied too much. If you’re using a separate sunscreen, use about a tablespoon for your face and approximately two ounces for the rest of your body. Organic products are best, but if you’re using chemical sunscreen, be sure to apply at least 30 minutes before exposure to allow the product to absorb into the skin.

Clean Your Makeup Brushes

You need to religiously clean your makeup brushes for two reasons. First, dirty brushes will become drier as they come caked with product and facial debris, making them more abrasive and damaging to the skin. Secondly, dirty makeup brushes are a breeding ground for bacteria. Bacteria can attack your skin in a range of ways, from mild breakouts to potentially life-threatening infections. Avoid the risk altogether by setting a New Year skin care resolution to wash your brushes once a week in 2018.

Clear Out Old Cosmetics

Now that you’ve applied the proper skin care products, and have a set of clean makeup brushes, you’re ready to apply your cosmetics. Before doing so, however, make a clean sweep and clear out all of your old cosmetics at the beginning of the year. Why? Most people are unaware that most makeup has a shelf life and continue to wear makeup that’s way past its expiration date. You wouldn’t eat food that’s gone bad, so why would you apply deteriorated products to your face? Unused, air-tight products should be fine, but toss out any cosmetic that you’ve had for over 12 months – and repeat the same process next year. 

Never Wear Your Makeup to Bed

You’ve executed a flawless makeup application – with fresh cosmetics – onto a clean and moisturized face. After going about your busy day and finally making it home, there’s probably a big part of you that wants to collapse. No matter how tired you are, never wear your makeup to bed. Doing so constitutes one of the biggest skin care sins. Your day old makeup – in addition to the naturally-occurring oil, sweat, dirt, grime, and pollution you accumulate throughout the day – is destined to clog your pores. Doing this repetitively can lead to lasting skin damage by causing the formation of a microcomedone (a clogged hair follicle inside the skin). Removing your makeup takes about just as much time as putting on your pajamas. Make a skin care resolution that promises to do it every night. 

Get Your Beauty Rest

With respect to sleep, be sure to get plenty of it in 2018. During your slumber, your body boosts its blood flow to the skin, allowing it to regenerate and creating that glowing complexion we all love so much. Skimping on sleep will decrease your blood circulation, and can make your skin look ashen or lifeless. Lack of sleep will also decrease your skin’s moisture content, thereby lowering it pH level, which also contributes to a drab, dull appearance. Sleep has a multifarious list of benefits for your health, and getting more of it should definitely be included in your New Year skin care resolution list. 

Leave Your Pimples Alone

If you’re stressed, passing out with your makeup on, and not getting enough rest, chances are you’re experiencing some pretty nasty breakouts. No matter what, do not pick, poke, prod, or pop your pimples! That temporary satisfaction is not at all worth it. Improper extraction can lead to spreading the bacteria-filled pus, which is why you might notice additional forming around the one you just rid yourself of. Popping or squeezing a pimple might push the bacteria and pus deeper into the skin, resulting in further redness and swelling. Additionally, the pressure applied to your skin when you pop a pimple can lead to scabs or – even worse – permanent pits. Resist the temptation, and leave your pimples alone for your skin care resolution. 

New Year, New Skin

Unlike other lofty aspirations, implementing a New Year’s resolution skin care routine is easy and manageable. It doesn’t require going anywhere and it doesn’t demand any drastic lifestyle changes. Simply set aside a few moments in the morning and night to incorporate your skincare resolutions into your daily regimen. If you follow these few suggestions, you’ll look and feel better. Your complexion will surely thank you, and your renewed confidence will carry you all the way through 2018. 

Don't Forget Your Lips

Winter months can do damage to your lips. Even with our “California winter”. Leaving your lips untreated can be a huge nuisance, especially for matte lipstick wearers. However, if you have a good lip care routine, you can heal and/or avoid any chapped lip moments and ensure a super soft pout all season long. Not sure where to start? 

These are our 3 tips for better lip care!

EXFOLIATE

This is important because it's what gets rid of all of the dead skin from your lips, as well as helping with circulation and the turnover of cells. You can do this several different ways...buying a lip exfoliation product at the store, using a toothbrush to gently scrub your lips, whipping up your own DIY lip scrub (a bit of honey and brown sugar works wonders), etc. I recommend exfoliating at least every other day throughout the year, and definitely daily during winter. When you're regularly exfoliating, you'll want to be mindful of how vigorous you scrub - be gentle to avoid causing any cuts or scrapes.

HYDRATE

After exfoliating, it's time to replenish the hydration to your parched pout. This one is probably a no-brainer, but apply your lip balm! Get into the habit of having a balm or salve on hand at all times - keep one in your purse, another in your desk at work, one more in your bathroom for after brushing your teeth and doing your skincare routine. 

PROTECT

The final topic I want to cover when talking about lip care is protection. Even though it's wintertime here in the States and most days have been gloomy and grey, the sun is still up there behind all of those clouds and it's harmful UV rays are still able to mess with our skin. Just like you're applying face products with SPF, make sure to also pick up a lip balm that has some sun protection in it as well. Keeping your lips safe from the sun's rays not only helps them to not get chapped as easily, but it also stops signs of premature aging as well as lowering the possibility of skin cancer.

Here are some of our favorite lip products available at www.ShopOCFacialCareCenter.com.

DERMAQUEST STEM CELL 3D LIP ENHANCER

EPIONCE ANTI-AGING LIP RENEWAL

CAUDALIE SUPER-REPAIRING CREAMY BALM 4,5 G

Gift Guide For Her

Are you struggling with what to buy a women in your life? Whether it’s you wife, sister, friend or mom, OC Facial Care Center has a gift for her. 

We’ve done all the work for you and made your shopping simple. Here is our Christmas gift guide for Christmas. 

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1. Candles: We’ve never met a woman who didn’t like a candle. We have fragrances ranging from floral, musky, spiced, citrus or the smell of fresh laundry. Our candles are all high quality with long burn hours. All come in beautiful boxes that would make a great gift!

2. Spa services: At OC Facial Center spoil that lady in your life with a thai massage, a wide variety of wonderful facials, body wraps, microblading, more. You can buy the service in advanced or give the gift of a gift certificate!

3. Clay Mask: Clay masks are all the rage! The Kypris deep clay mask is no exception! This little bottle packs a powerful punch and you will be thanked later!

4. Diffuser: Reed diffusers are great gifts for anyone! They are safer than candles because there is no flame and make your home or office smell wonderful. Our diffusers come in all different scents and sizes. 

5. Skin Care: We have a wide variety of moisturizer, eye creams, serums, cleaners and toners. Give the gift of beautiful skin!

If none of this seems like the right fit, come on in to our boutique where any one of our friendly skin care professionals can help you shop til’ you drop!

8 DIY Ways To Make Your Home Smell Like The Holidays

Smell is the sense most closely tied to memory, which helps explain the rush of nostalgic feelings that flood our brains when we step into a home that smells like the holidays. It's the accumulated memories of years gone by—delivered straight to your brain via your nose.

When we think about the real essence of the holidays, visions of grandma’s cookies, a towering, fresh-cut Christmas tree, and spiced apple cider dance in our heads. But store-bought candles, sprays, and air fresheners usually miss the mark, delivering chemical fragrances that smell more like bathroom cleaner than a fresh pine tree. So this year, opt for simple DIYs with real ingredients to evoke the warmest memories—and help create new ones you'll never forget.

CLOVE ORANGES

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This DIY has been around since the Middle Ages, and there’s a reason it's become the quintessential holiday scent. The spicy citrus aroma of clove oranges is intoxicating, and they’re decorative as well. Plus, creating a stunning clove-studded orange is so easy! Just take a whole orange (or even a grapefruit or apple), poke some holes into the rind with a toothpick or pin, and insert individual cloves into each hole—as many as you’d like! Place the orange on the rim of a jar and store it anywhere around the house to permeate the air with this delectable scent.

APPLE-CINNAMON SIMMER POT

For a yummy holiday fragrance that starts in the kitchen and makes its way through the entire house, boil the following ingredients in a pot of water, then reduce to a low simmer.

1 apple, sliced

3 cinnamon sticks, halved

1 cup fresh cranberries

1 to 2 teaspoons ground cloves 

1 to 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg

PINE-CINNAMON SIMMER POT

For a simple scent that embodies Christmas trees and holiday spice, create a simmer pot with a handful or two of pine needles and two to three cinnamon sticks, halved.

NO-BAKE CHRISTMAS COOKIE SCENT

To create a sweet, oven-baked scent without the cookies, combine palmfuls of cinnamon, allspice, ground cloves, ground nutmeg, and half of a vanilla bean into a pot and simmer in water. (Or, bake some cookies, because you know you want to. Even if you're not a baker, you can still have your cookies—and eat them too.)

DIY DIFFUSER

Forget about those synthetic-smelling diffusers at the store. Who knew it was so easy to DIY this sophisticated room fragrance? All you need is:

Small recycled glass bottle

14 drops orange oil

8 drops clove oil

8 drops pine oil 

8 drops cinnamon oil

10 drops cedarwood oil

2 tablespoons vodka

1 cup water

Bamboo skewers

Drop essential oils into the bottle and diffuse with vodka (to absorb the oils). Then, just add water! Insert the bamboo skewers into the bottle, allow to soak for 24 hours, then reverse the skewers to soak the opposite ends. Rotate the ends of the skewers weekly.

CHRISTMAS SPIRIT SPRAY

The trifecta of orange, pine, and cinnamon creates the warmest, most invigorating aroma of Christmas. Capture this spirit in a simple room spray that can be spritzed all over the home. Start with four drops of orange oil, three drops of pine oil, and three drops of cinnamon oil—you can do as much as 16, 12, and 12 drops, respectively. Drop the oils into a glass spray bottle, dilute with one tablespoon vodka, and fill with six tablespoons water. Intoxicating!

CHRISTMAS LOG

Create some aromatic fire magic by adding one drop of orange or cinnamon essential oil per log and lighting it up in the fireplace—a next-level way to experience a cozy fireside snuggle.

MULLED DRINKS

Adding mulling spices to your drink of choice creates a nostalgic holiday scent throughout the kitchen that you can sip up, too. Simmer the spices in apple cider or red wine for a fragrant holiday beverage. Cheers!

 

CAUDALIE - Premier Cru The Elixir

Everyone is looking for that miracle product that turns back time on your skin. Well, since time machines don’t work, we have the next best thing. Caudalie’s Premier Cru The Elixer. 

So what is it? A fast-absorbing, anti-aging treatment powered by Caudalie's three signature ingredients, patented in a half-oil, half-serum formula that addresses visible signs of aging. 

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It works best for fine lines and wrinkles, loss of firmness and elasticity and dryness. Premier Cru The Elixir visibly lifts, firms, smooths, nourishes, and brightens with a proven blend of Caudalie's three signature patents—resveratrol, viniferine, and polyphenols—plus five exceptional plant oils. This half-oil, half-serum prepares and complements Premier Cru The Cream for a proven antiaging action. It's a perfect blend of efficacy and luxury with the classic, delicate Premier Cru scent of rose and oak. 

What it is formulated WITHOUT:

- Parabens 

- Sulfates

- Phthalates 

What else you need to know:

This product does not contain phenoxyethanol, mineral oils, or animal ingredients. It is non-photo sensitizing, non comedogenic, and dermatologist tested for use on all skin types. 

Research results:

In a 28-day use test on 22 volunteers applying twice daily: 

- 95% reported bright skin 

- 91% reported soft skin 

- 91% reported smoothed skin 

- 86% reported even skin

 

Available in store or by visiting www.ShopOCFacialCareCenter.com.

The 411 on Reed Diffusers

At OC Facial Care Center we love good gifts. And reed diffusers are no expection! We carry a variety of reed diffusers in all different scents. Come by and check them out today, Christmas is right around the corner. Also check them out at www.ShopOCFacialCareCenter.com

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 How To and Tips

What is a Reed Diffuser?

Reed diffusers are a great way to add constant fragrance to your home. The diffuser reeds soak up the fragrance oil and disperse the scent into the air. They last until all the fragrance oil evaporates. Diffusers work really well in places where you always want it to smell nice but can't keep an eye on a candle. Some great locations are in a foyer so you and your guests are greeted with a beautiful fragrance when you walk in, or in a powder room, closet or basement where you always want it to smell nice but you can't always

How to Set Up a Reed Diffuser

Some diffusers are packaged with the oil already in the vessel.  If that is the case, simply remove the stopper and insert the reeds.  If the oil is packaged in a separate bottle, add just a few ounces of the oil to the vessel and keep the remaining oil in the bottle in a cool, dark cabinet.  The oil will stay fresh longer in a tightly sealed container.  When necessary, simply add a few more ounces of oil to the diffuser vessel to maintain the fragrance.

 

Use caution when inserting the reeds as sometimes the level of the fragrance oil can raise enough to spill out the top of the vessel.  It always a good idea to set up a diffuser on a non-porous surface and clean any oil drips off the vessel before placing on a delicate counter top.

 

Tips on How to Use a Reed Diffuser

    1    Place your diffuser in a high traffic area where the fragrance will disperse throughout the room with air circulation.  Another great spot is just inside the room near the door so you pick up the scent as you enter the room.  In many cases, think of a diffuser as a bouquet of flowers - you'll smell the fragrance as you walk by, but it won't necessarily fill the room with fragrance.  

    2    Flip the reeds for more fragrance. You can flip a few reeds every few days or all the reeds everyday.  Keep in mind the more reeds you flip and the more often you flip them, the faster the fragrance oil will evaporate. 

    3    Use caution when flipping the reeds. Flip the reeds over a wastebasket or sink and be sure to clean the vessel of any fragrance oil drips before placing on a delicate counter top.

    4    Use a coaster or plate under your diffuser to keep any oil drips from damaging a precious counter top.

    5    Flip all of the reeds on all of your diffusers before leaving for vacation. When you return home you'll be welcomed by an inviting fragrance rather than a stale, stuffy home.

    6    Pick the right size diffuser for your room.  Diffusers are just like candles - the larger the diffuser, the greater the fragrance so these will work well in big rooms. 

    7    If you buy refill oil for your diffuser, clean out the vessel with soap and water and let it dry completely before you refill it. It’s better to start with fresh oil than continuously add to old oil.

    8    When you change the oil, change the reeds. Reeds get dusty and clogged over time and lose efficiency. Not all reeds are the same. Manufacturers select the optimum reeds for their oil so it’s best to stick with the same brand.

    9    Make your own diffuser with a vessel you have at home.  Any small, non-porous container with a narrow opening (like a small wine bottle) will work well. Buy diffuser refill oil and a set of reeds and set up as described above and you're good to go!

Revision Skincare

OC Facial Care Center is all about carrying the best skincare products so all skin types. We are now proud to carry Revision Skincare! For over 25 years, Revision Skincare has provided physicians with clinically proven, high-performing skincare products. Using only the purest, most efficacious ingredients, the Revision Skincare collection was formulated to provide targeted solutions for enhancing skin’s appearance and reducing signs of aging.

Revision Skincare products represent the furthest advancements in scientific skincare. Formulations are rooted in rigorous research and testing, and manufactured by us using the highest ethical standards. Revision Skincare products are never tested on animals.

Here are some of our favorite Revision SkinCare products available in store or at ShopOCFacialCareCenter.com.

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Brightening Facial Wash

This ultrarich cleanser with Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids and brightening botanicals, removes the day's impurities, leaving skin clean and hydrated.

    •    Brightens skin with radiant-boosting Vitamin C, and extracts of Licorice and Lily

    •    Exfoliates dead surface cells for softer, smoother skin

    •    Combines White Tea Extract and Vitamin E for antioxidant benefits

    •    Cleanses skin without stripping it of its natural moisture content

D·E·J eye cream

a new pathway to younger-looking eyes

Features & Benefits

D·E·J eye cream™ provides intense moisturization for smoother skin texture. Advanced extracts, peptides and potent antioxidants work cohesively to create clinically proven results.

    •    96% of subjects experienced an improvement in the look of fine lines, firmness and overall photodamage*

    •    90% of subjects experienced an improvement in upper eyelid appearance*

D·E·J face cream

a new pathway to younger-looking skin

Features & Benefits

D·E·J face cream™ approaches aging skin in a comprehensive new way. The product contains a proprietary ceramide blend, specialized herbal extracts and a unique peptide combination for proven results.

    •    97% of subjects showed an improvement in smoothness, brightness and wrinkles*

    •    Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

    •    Provides intense moisturization for smoother skin texture