Health & Beauty Chat November 2021



Erica McDowell.

“Guests always ask me how to get that ‘glow’. You must carefully exfoliate your skin on a consistent basis. That is the key.”

—Erica McDowell
Skyn Lounge


Holiday Glow
A new season is upon us! Refresh your beauty routine with nourishing cosmeceuticals,
gentle exfoliants and anti-aging upgrades this time of year!

Human Growth Factors + Proprietary Peptides
What are they?
Human growth factors and skin-nourishing proteins are designed to support the natural processes that keep healthy, youthful skin looking its absolute best. Working on the inside, they support the building of collagen and hyaluronic acid production. Benefits on the outside include reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, refining skin texture and firmness, and moisturizing for radiance and suppleness.

On the list: Neocutis Lumiére Firm
This eye creme effectively minimizes crow’s feet, puffiness and under-eye darkness with results in as little as 14 days. $110

What is it?
Retinol is a type of retinoid, which is a class of Vitamin A compounds and derivatives that are popular in products designed to improve skin complexion and texture. Retinol is a non-prescription retinoid that has been shown to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, smooth skin texture, and improve overall skin tone.

On the list: OBAGI Retinol 0.5
This retinol cream gradually releases to refine the appearance of skin texture for a smoother looking complexion. It’s non-acnegenic – so it won’t clog your pores. The unique entrapped retinol delivery system in OBAGI retinols gradually releases the ingredient for the desired effect on the skin. $71

What do they do?
Antioxidants are vital to maintaining optimal skin health just as they are to the rest of the body. They help to counteract the damaging effects of free radicals, while also providing powerful age-defying properties. Antioxidant formulas assist in calming visual redness while providing visible brightening effects. A full range of potent antioxidant formulas are available from iS CLINICAL, including the ADVANCE+ line which incorporates a scientifically advanced, stabilized form of L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C).

On the list: iS CLINICAL Super Serum (above)
This serum is a scientifically advanced, clinically proven formula that, for the first time, combines a 15% concentration L-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) with a bioidentical Copper Tripeptide Growth Factor. Super Serum Advance+ also contains powerful botanical antioxidants and safe skin brighteners. $157

Swiss Alpine Organics + Clean Beauty
What is it?
Swiss Alpine ingredients are derived from organically grown plants living in extremely harsh conditions. Due to their beautiful but extreme habitats, these precious plants produce extraordinarily high levels of nutrients necessary for their survival. These remarkable and precious extracts are infused into every Luzern formula. Using organic ingredients and eliminating parabens is just the beginning of formulating clean. Luzern ingredients are clean, cold-processed, and free from additives that can cause skin inflammation or contribute to aging.

On the list: Luzern Hydra Enzyme Masque
This ultra-rich masque renews the skin, leaving it visibly brighter, firmer, and younger in just one night. A bio-fermentation complex of enzymes and peptides gently accelerates the shedding of surface cells. Vitamin C and organic licorice extract help promote a more even and luminous tone while sweet almond oil, squalane, and hyaluronic acid hydrate overnight so you wake up with a healthy looking complexion. $160

On the list: Luzern Force de Vie Pure Oxygen Crème Intensive
Once you try this creme, you will not want to go back! It’s indulgently thick and moisturizing. It glides on like silk for day-long hydration and provides a mega dose of age-defying actives without the use of heavy oils or skin compromising additives. Force De Vie Creme Intensive melts into the skin and creates an exquisite-to-the-touch veil of moisture to seal in a hydrated and radiant glow. $235

Hyaluronic Acid
When should I use this?
Hyaluronic acid (also referred to as HA) helps retain moisture, making it one of the most effective ingredients for hydrating skin. When applied, it creates a protective barrier, helping to retain moisture and improve skin texture. For an extra “drink of water,” apply AM and/or PM as needed.

On the list: Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster (above)
A luxurious lip product that instantly moisturizes while improving long-term lip volume, hydration, and softness. Filling Spheres™ instantly hydrate and plump the lips. Powerful peptides stimulate collagen production to reduce lip lines. An advanced ingredient blend improves long-term lip hydration, volume, and softness. $48

Gift Card
Who is it for?
Give anyone the gift of choice with a SKYN Lounge gift card! Choose from facials, chemical peels, dermaplaning, waxing, skin care products and much, much more! Gift cards are immediately delivered by e-mail and include instructions to redeem them at checkout. You may also purchase gift cards in-spa, wrapped and ready to gift! Any dollar amount available. Visit skynlounge.com.