DO YOU SUFFER FROM SSS? These 6 Unusual Skin Products Can Really Help Save Your Summer Stressed Skin
“SSS”: That’s the Advice Sisters’ name for “Summer Stressed Skin.” Heat, humidity, environmental saboteurs, and stress, and make your skin even more vulnerable to issues and stress it out more than usual. Whether it’s the first signs of aging; redness and irritation; skin that needs a lighter touch in the Summer heat; more hydration with SPF; a multi-tasking mattifying toner; or a non-invasive way to deal with fine lines, The Advice Sisters have reviewed some fabulous products that we know will definitely help deal with you with SSS!
You’re not ready for a heavy anti-aging routine, but you need to protect your skin. In fact, you’re never too young to start protecting your skin, and your skin is never too mature to conttinue to keep it looking good! In seeking a lightweight and easy to use anti-aging lotion when you really don’t want a eavy cream on your face, The Advice Sisters discovered one from PhytoOceane in a frosted glass bottle: PhytoOceane’s Youth Radiance Fluid 30ml ($63.50).
PHYTOCÉANE is a natural brand, quite luxurious, using marine ingredients from the sea or seashore, with a holistic approach dedicated to well-being and relaxation. A key ingredient is Pistacia Resin Oil that helps to boost collagen production and improve firmness. There’s also a trio of good for your skin oils” firming and softening Foraha Oil, Glasswort Oil to moisturize, and Gorse Oil to stimulate cellular renewal. Add to this Marine Spring Water which acts as an anti-slackening (for jowls and “turkey neck”), antioxidant and anti-wrinkle ingredient, and as a final touch, light-reflecting pigments that just made your skin look more radiant.
If you are seeing the first signs of aging and/or you just want something pleasant to deal with sss, grab it now !This precious potion is available at PHYTOCÉANE beauty salons and spas and at http://www.lespausa.com/
Phytomer’s Doceur Intemporelle Restorative Shield Cream is what you might consider a “rescue skin care cream” that soothes sensitive and reactive skin and also has anti-aging protection. The key ingredient in this product is something called “Glycosea” that reduces the appearance of red patches and prickling sensations as soon as it’s applied. Glycosea is a high-tech marine infusion that consists of strengthening and restructuring plankton sugars from marine biotechnology combined in a complex of intensely soothing minerals and trace elements. Over time skin is able to defend itself better against the harmful things that activate inflammation.
The formula is really lightweight (especially good for Summer) and allergen-free, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a powerful product. Oh yes, it is!! What’s really nice is that the formula is infused with invisible green pearls that actually visibly cover redness while it works. The cream also has Allatoin, Provitamins, ceramides, and oils plus Shea Butter to soothe and smooth skin. If your skin is sensitive, prone to blotches or inflammation, or if it’s dry and “mature” apply it to your face and neck morning and night and enjoy the results! Let this product help you with your SSS!
You can get Doceur Intemporelle Restorative Shield Cream ($125.00 50 ml.) at http://www.lespausa.com
The Advice Sisters recommend “lightening up” your heavy creams in the Summer, but there are some people with skin so dry and stressed (it’s SSS again) they really can’t do without a super emollient cream. If that’s your issue, try a super-hydrating cream that is deeply penetrating and 95% natural: Hydrating Day Cream from The Jojoba Company. The key ingredient in this product is, (obviously), 100% natural jojoba grown on the company’s farm in Australia. Other good for your skin ingredients are green tea and olive leaf extracts, skin calming chamomile, Beta glucan, vitamins B & E, pomegranate, and skin firming Siberian ginseng — all of these supplement the deep moisturizing properties of jojoba. Oh! another BIG plus for those who need to know: the product isn’t tested on animals and doesn’t contain any PEGs, mineral oil, sodium lauryl sulfates, harmful detergents, chemicals, parabens, artificial fragrance or coloring. the cream has a light, floral scent and it is gentle for all skin types.
A good day cream like this one penetrates and keep moisture in the skin for as long as possible. However, it is emollient, so it’s really best for dry, dry skin. This Hydrating Day Cream is available in a 2.9 oz. chic, frosted glass bottle with a pump in a box for $52.95 but we got the 1.7 oz. red tube with pump top for $32.95 which makes a perfect travel companion. Tip: Put this in your purse or tote and smooth a drop on your hands whenever they need some moisture…it’s is an instant pick-me-up.
You don’t have to go to Australia to get the JoJoba Company Hydrating Day Cream, just to the Jojoba Company Web Site!
Water is essential to all life, and it’s essential to the health and beauty of our largest organ, our skin. H20+ Sea Results Line Resolution Cream SPF 30 ($56.00 1.7 fl oz.) not only gives your skin deep hydration, it is a fragrance-free cream that has marine botanicals and SPF 30 protection to help multi-task your busy day. While no moisturizing skincare treatment will take the place of actual sun block, this is an excellent way to help avoid “SSS” and add this to your daily routine to protect you on the way to work or when you’re “out and about” for short periods of time. Active Ingredients include Avobenzone 3.0%; Homosalate 8.0%; Octisalate 4.0%; and Oxybenzone 5.0%. The anti-aging skincare benefits include Tri-peptides to diminish the look of surface lines; goldenrod extract to help firm skin; and a blend of anti-aging marine botanicals (seaweeds) to deeply hydrate and nourish your skin (seaweed extracts comprised of Spirulina, Himanthalia and Wild Atlantic Nori, rich in amino acids, is known to reduce the signs of aging). That plus SPF 30 gets our thumbs up, although we wish this was in a pump or tube (*jars of cream can easily become contaminated from pollutants in the environment, and from sticking your fingers in the jar–please try to use a spatula or disposable swab).
Get this and the entire line of luxurious H20 + products at H2OPLUS.COM
Those with oily and/or combination skin, will find that Summer heat, humidity, sweat and additional products exacerbate SSS and make it even more essential to cleanse and tone the skin more carefully. A good choice is Phytomer Oligomarine Flawless-Skin Tonic $46.50 8.4 fl. oz.) This mattifying toner smells fresh (thanks to floral and vanilla notes) and makes your skin feel fresh and squeaky clean as well. It’s a clear liquid that you apply to a cotton pad and wipe over your skin. But the great news is that it is good all skin types, sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. Why should you use it? This toner has something Phytomer calls an “EPS AMM, “Absolute Marine Matifier” that gives skin a mattifying effect. it is an anti-blemish ingredient that forms and invisible natural biofilm on your skin and it soaks up sebum like a micro-sponge while reducing shine, without over-drying the skin. Witch Hazel purifies, tones the skin and helps tighten pores. Vitamin B3: Improves the barrier function and texture of the skin and reduces water loss in the skin, and of course, Phytomer’s OLIGOMER® delivers an optimum dose of trace elements and minerals, fortifies the epidermis and prevents cellular fatigue. In other words, it looks like a simple clear liquid but over time it can really do a lot of good. For those who tend to break out, it’s a godsend. For those who want tightened pores, give it a month and you should see results. For those who want fresh, clear, toned skin that isn’t over-dried, get it now!
You can find Phytomer Oligomarine Flawless-Skin Tonic and all the other amazing Phytomer products at Lesuspa.com
Developed to cover all skin needs, NIP+FAB’s Glycolic No Needle Fix Serum – $19.95 (50ml) is billed as an “intensive plumping and volumizing serum that fills fine lines, smooths wrinkles and reduces the appearance of imperfections, improving skin’s overall tone and elasticity.”
I get queasy when I hear terms like “no needle” which allude to fillers. No non-invasive product I know of (let alone one under $20.00) will show the same kind of results that a skilled dermatologist with a needle full of “something” can do for a face. But this serum has an active ingredient called “OSILIFT” that helps to smooth the skin, improve elasticity and tone, and reduce the appearance of imperfections. And (I’m cutting to the bottom line) it definitely did blur some of my forehead and crows feet lines almost instantly. Just keep in mind that your skin is not like mine or anyone else’s so your results may vary.
This is not a moisturizer, it is a treatment serum to be used before you apply your day or night moisturizer and other products. The airless pump is a plus. Get a bit of the clear gel and massage it onto a cleansed face and neck, paying particular attention to areas with expression lines (between the eyebrows, smile lines and eye contours). There is a bit of a fresh scent. you’ll feel a freshness when you apply it to your face. Allow it to absorb thoroughly before applying your day or night moisturizer (this took about a minute).
The NIP+FAB Glycolic No Needle Fix Serum is available at CVS, ULTA and Target stores nationwide. For more information visit the NIP+FAB Web Site