Featuring Founder & CEO of Induction Therapies Angelia Inscoe and A Method Skincare
By Janice Carter Levitch Humphrey
Photos by Andrea Hutchinson
For this issue, we are introducing our Health & Beauty Chat column that includes tips on skincare, plastic surgeons, nutrition, doctors and all-around health. Each month, we will be chatting with experts offering professional advice that will become your go-to for the who, what and where in the health and beauty industry. For our inaugural chat and with summer upon us, we wanted to discuss the benefits of sunscreen with the Founder and CEO of Induction Therapies and developer of the Collagen P.I.N., Angelia Inscoe. So let’s get started with Angelia and learn more about the benefits of the A Method Skincare products.
Tell us about your background, how did you become involved in the beauty industry?
I grew up in Louisville and became an electrologist then an aesthetician. Along with two plastic surgeons, I started the first Med Spa in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Through that experience, I met Dr. Obagi who asked me to join him as one of his trainers. I just get skincare, how it works and how to make it most benefit you. Later, I became a national sales manager for another company then eventually joined Dr. Obagi again as his VP of sales at Z.O. Skin Health. I had relocated to California for that job but I wanted to come back to Kentucky. I moved back to Louisville, met the love of my life the first week back and decided I wanted to work for myself instead of helping others grow their fortunes. So I launched the Collagen P.I.N. microneedling device and eventually, medical-grade skincare for dermatologists and plastic surgeons and now, the skin-savvy home audience.
Summer is upon us and we would like to learn more about sun protection. What do you recommend for sunscreen?
Protect your skin from damaging ultraviolet rays to help avoid premature aging. Wear sunscreen daily, preferably an SPF 30 or higher. All sunscreens are required by law to include a “drug facts” box on the label that details active ingredients and warnings. It is important to read labels and use chemical-free, mineral-based sunscreens with the actives of zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Mineral sunscreens reflect damaging ultraviolet rays (both UVA and UVB) and serve as protective skin shields. On the other hand, chemical sunscreens often contain cancer-causing ingredients that absorb the ultraviolet rays and heat the skin. The use of these chemical sunscreens often cause skin irritation and can lead to hyperpigmentation.
My favorite sunscreens include The A Method’s 100% mineral-based SPF Protection Powders that allow for convenient brush-on application. Suitable for all skin types and ideal for the entire family, these Protection Powders are available in seven shades (SPF 30) and Clear (SPF 50). These clean formulas are made with only four ingredients and provide a fuss-free, self-dispensing sunscreen option. The A Method Protect SPF 30 (non-tinted) and A Method B.B. Cream (tinted, SPF 22) sunscreens are both mineral-based and contain beneficial moisturizers and antioxidants for optimal skin protection all day long.
I understand you have other great products as well that work synergistically together. What would you add for an additional daytime product alongside the sunscreen?
I would add The Silky Vitamin C Cleanser. I love, love, love this product!
The A Method’s C Antioxidant Gel 20% is our top seller by far. Vitamin C is a commendable ingredient that works very effectively as an antioxidant shield and a skin brightener when formulated at high concentrations. Our C Gel product contains 20% tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate – a more stable form of topical vitamin C – that studies show to be 50 times more powerful than standard L-ascorbic acid. This provides tremendous antioxidant protection and also helps to brighten and protect skin against pigmentation, those annoying dark spots that often appear as we age due to sun and free radical damage.
The A Method’s Collagen Boost Peptide Eye Cream is a must-have – just like sunscreen – and delivers visible results within 10 days. The thin, fragile skin around the eyes needs special care to promote collagen production and minimize premature skin aging. No one is ever disappointed with this product.
The A Method’s Neck Firming Cream is a must for tightening skin. It’s formulated with numerous active ingredients that boost collagen production and elasticity to firm and tighten jowls and the skin on the neck and décolleté area.
I am a big fan of retinol. Can you explain how that is most beneficial?
The key to younger-looking skin is a good skincare regimen that contains retinol, which is recognized as the number one ingredient for stimulating skin rejuvenation and collagen production. I call it food for the youth of your skin. I never miss a day of using it and I live at the beach. So many people think you cannot use retinol if you are out in the sun and that is simply not true. Several of our products contain micro-encapsulated, all-trans retinol at 2%, which studies show to be the most effective form of retinol to keep that youthful glow. It is very effective for reducing fine lines with virtually no irritation. It is best to use retinol products at night, to allow restoration while you sleep.
How do we find your products?
Our products are available through our website theamethod.com, Amazon and you can always call our customer service to place an order at 877.746.4407. Give us a call, we are thrilled to chat about our products and how they can benefit you the most. This has been a terrific experience preparing for your inaugural Health & Beauty Chat column. From the photoshoot to meeting the team at The Voice, I couldn’t have a better platform to showcase what the A Method is all about! Thank you!
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