Recently QVC announced their nominees for the 2012 QVC Customer Choice awards. 6 products from Dr. Perricone were selected to participate in the awards. Listed are the categories followed by the products which you can vote for until Sept. 30th here
- Skin-care Cleanser: Nutritive Cleanser
- Face Moisturizer: Face Finishing Moisturizer
- Eye Cream: Acyl-Glutathione Eyelid Serum
- Neck Treatment/Cream: Firming Neck Therapy
- Anti-Aging Treatment: Neuropeptide Facial Cream
- Night Treatment: Vitamin C Ester 15
- Beauty Oil: Chia Omega-3 Serum
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As we grow older, a lot of things about us change including our skin. Fortunately, there are ways to fight the curse of aging by changing diet, stopping bad habit(s), and even applying over the counter moisturizers and creams.
In this article we will discuss
- Changes to our skin that come with aging
- How your lifestyle and diet affect your skin
- What you can do to battle the changes
Changes to our skin that come with aging
Our skin has a lot to endure as time passes. Position of sleeping, facial expressions/movements, and even gravity has an effect on our skin as we get older. Because of those factors, our skin will naturally become rougher and sag or hang loosely (also known as the loss of elastic tissue (elastin) in the skin).
A good measure to fight rough and hanging skin is with Dr. Perricones’ High Potency Evening Repair treatment. With Retinol, DMAE, and Alpha Lipoic Acid, High Potency Evening Repair treatment offers instant and long lasting anti-aging benefits. Continued use will show improved, healthier, and more youthful skin night after night.
How your lifestyle and diet affect your skin
One of the biggest causes of the aforementioned sagging skin, is Ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun. While many of us enjoy tanning, its damage greatly outweighs its benefits. After all, Tan is the very definition of damaged skin. Those who tan regularly can look forward to the following as they age:
- Increased likelihood of skin cancer (including melanoma)
- Onset of wrinkles at an earlier age
- Spotted and leathery looking skin
- Loss of elastin
Smoking and drinking are also common bad habits that many people incorporate into their daily lifestyle. While it may feel good today, these behaviors come with lifelong consequences to one’s skin.
Often smokers develop dull and wrinkly skin at an earlier age also known as “Smokers Face.” Squinting to avoid getting smoke in ones’ eyes, and decreased blood flow are usually what doctors point to as the cause.
While those who drink heavily are usually dehydrated, and have their vital skin nutrients depleted after a “night on the town.” In addition, those who drink tend to have a poor diet. When you eat junk food, you are also feeding your skin that junk; resulting in greasy, possibly acne ridden skin.
What you can do to battle the changes
No longer just a buzz word, Antioxidants like Vitamins E, C, B and A are particularly important for healthy skin. Antioxidants protect your skin from everyday environmental factors. While you can find these in supplements, a healthy diet consisting of five to seven servings of fresh fruit and vegetables each day can supply most or all of these antioxidants.
In addition, exercising daily improves your circulation, decreases stress and tones your muscles. Improved circulation is vital to healthy skin. Also, the decrease in stress is also a mitigating factor in skin care. While exercising, if you are going to do it outside, remember to put on SPF 30+ sunblock and go out before or after peak sun hours which are between 10 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Webmd offers more details on how exercise can help your skin. Also, when and how to exercise to best benefit and have your skin looking its finest.
Chia Serum is a new innovation from Dr Perricone. No need to fear dull and dry skin ever again. Chia Serum hydrates and replenishes your skin on impact. Just a few quick drops spread around your face and you are ready for the day.
Results from consumer testing show that Dr. Perricone’s Chia Serum provided a smooth foundation for applying make-up, immediately hydrated skin upon application, and boosted the effect of daily moisturizer. In addition to short term benfits, Consumers agreed that their skin retained more moisture after using Chia serum for 1 week.
The light and fast absorbing qualities of Chia serum allow it to be applied directly on clensed skin, after treatment and before or after make-up.
What is the secret?
The aptly named Chia Serum is powered by Chia Oil which is:
- One of the richest vegetable sources of omega 3 fatty acids.
- Protects the skin from oxidative stress that accelerates the signs of aging.
- Cold-pressed, Extra-Virgin and unrefined, it maintains full potency of essential fatty acids, antioxidants and other nutrients.
“Chia has done wonders for my skin and it is so concentrated that only a drop to three does its duty and worth every penny!”
“My face is smoother and softer but where it made a big difference was on my neck. I use a few drops under my Cold Plasma Neck treatment and I have seen a definite improvement in texture.”
“You must try this product, a little goes a long way! If you want velvety soft skin with a healthy glow that you had as a child you will find it in this bottle.”
The Doctor was pleased to see his unique Vitamin C Ester 15 formulation featured in the “Best Products To Turn Back The Beauty Clock” segment on NBC’s Today Show yesterday, June 20, 2012.
Click below watch an edited version of the piece below featuring the Shape beauty editor’s overview of Vitamin C Ester 15, or click here to watch the entire segment featuring four other must-have products as well on the TODAY website.
Consumer reviews of Dr. Perricone’s new Vitamin C Ester 15 formulation have been nothing short of phenomenal, with users describing significant results in just 7 days.
“After the second night of using VCE15, my husband noticed that my skin was softer and smoother feeling.”
“After just a week, I noticed that my skin is much brighter and smoother.”
Dr. Perricone’s Deep Moisture Therapy is a luxurious, antioxidant-based cream rich in Tocotrienols designed to hydrate, nourish and repair skin suffering from dryness, lines, wrinkles and other free radical damage.
Free radical molecules assault us from the sun’s ultraviolet rays, from smog & exhaust, from x-rays, TSA screenings and radiation from our laptops & smartphones. Studies indicate we are exposed to as many as 10,000 free radical “hits” a day.
Free radicals accelerate the aging process by breaking down the very structures of our cells as they hunt for the electrons they need to complete themselves.
When it comes to our skin, free radicals break down the collagens & elastins that provide the tautness, elasticity and vibrance we associate with healthy skin.
Tocotrienols are members of the vitamin E family, natural antioxidants well known for neutralizing the aging effects of free radical damage. As the core of this unique formulation, they help restore your skin’s youthful suppleness and work over time to smooth the appearance of imperfections & wrinkles.
Deep Moisture Therapy is antioxidant powerhouse that delivers an intense surge of soothing moisture nourishment to relieve dry, flaky skin. After the first application, skin feels smooth, velvety soft and the complexion is restored to a vibrant rosy glow. This cream’s anti-aging properties work overtime to minimize the appearance of imperfections and wrinkles. It also acts as a great base, helping makeup glide on smoothly and evenly.