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Smooth on cleansed dry skin am and pm as the first step in your beauty routine. For best results follow with Universal Pro-Bio Moisture Boost Cream.
You may feel a tingling sensation as the product blends into your skin. This is the products” active ingredients working. If the sensation is unpleasant reduce your usage to once a day for the first week gradually building up to twice a day usage.
Universal C Skin Refiner contains 20% pure vitamin C in a time released deliver system. It will continually release vitamin C for eight to twelve hours. After application the product is absorbed by the skin, so you don’t have to worry about removing it, when you cleanse or reapply more product. For best / quickest results apply twice a day. If you prefer to apply just once a day, no problem it will just take a little longer to see long term results.
We are committed to upholding the highest standards of safety. We adhere to the most rigorous standards for product safety so that our customers can purchase and use our products with complete confidence. BeautyStat is in full compliance with FDA regulations as well as the European Union’s 8th Amendment Cosmetic Directive and the requirements for safety in all the countries in which our products are sold.
BeautyStat products have been thoroughly tested and approved for use. A full 30 day in-use test was conducted for Universal C Skin Refiner, and Universal Pro-Bio Moisture Boost Cream, supervised by an independent Clinical laboratory, yielding excellent skin compatibility, without any unwanted reactions. Our products were also Dermatologist and allergy tested, without any reactions.
BeautyStat Universal C Skin Refiner is prepared under Good Manufacturing Practices, (GMP Certified) meaning that we, the manufacturer,have demonstrated a strong regulatory commitment and compliance to international GMP standards Every attention to maintain the highest quality of product is taken. However, when preparing our 20% Pure Stable Vitamin C product, it is natural to see some variation in smoothness in the texture of our concentrated serum. Some may experience a slight grittiness on application which will immediately smooth into the skin when applied. This is normal for this type of product and poses no concern for safety
We at BeautyStat do not conduct animal testing on our products or ingredients, nor ask others to test on our behalf.
Beauty Stat products do not contain parabens, phalates, or alcohol.
While our products have been vigorously tested for safety and efficacy, they have not been specifically tested on pregnant or nursing women. Consult your physician if you are concerned.
It is possible that people may experience a tingling sensation when using powerful and active 20% Vitamin C.
Usually this dissipates after a few minutes. If not, cut back usage to once a day, and follow with Universal Pro-Bio Moisture Boost Cream.
Our products are extensively tested for safety. However some people may still experience a negative reaction.
Cut your usage down to once a day and always follow with Universal Pro-Bio Moisture Boost Cream. May I use another moisturizer? It’s possible that other moisturizers may help, because of their moisturizing ingredients. However, we may only endorse Universal Pro-Bio Moisture Boost Cream as the two products have been tested together and show synergy and perfect compatibility.
If a severe reaction occurs, stop using immediately and call your dermatologist if necessary.
20% is a very potent amount of vitamin C in its most active state, L-ascorbic acid. It is also activated for maximum absorption and performance by the tartaric acid, a double strength alpha hydroxyl acid. Also present is the powerful ant-inflammatory active of green tea EGCG, at a significantly high level, not possible except in our patented formula. This should keep most skin, even sensitive able to use and see results quickly without any adverse effects.
We recommend you wash the skin with cool water, with a mild cleanser, like Dove until the product is removed. Then we recommend using Universal Pro-Bio Moisture Boost Cream for 2 weeks, morning and night, by itself. The restorative properties will actually help repair the barrier properties of the skin and make it less sensitive more normal functioning. At this point it will be appropriate to start using Universal C Skin Refiner, first once a day before the Moisturizer, at night. Then after a week twice a day.
This may sound like a lot, but it will be worth it because your sensitive delicate skin will be better, and because you may now tolerate a great treatment duo. Your skin will be looking and performing at its best.
Ingredients: CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, L-ASCORBIC ACID (PURE VITAMIN C), ISODODECANE, ISOCETYL STEARATE, SQUALANE, POLYSILICONE-11, PETROLATUM, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT PURE EGCG GREEN TEA), TARTARIC ACID
The high-performance BeautyStat Universal Collection is formulated to work as a step-by-step skincare regimen. For optimal benefits and results:
Apply Universal C Skin Refiner on clean skin
Follow with Universal Pro-Bio Moisture Boost Cream
Complete with Universal C Eye Protector
You can apply it to the orbital bone just below the brow as well as under your eyes.
Universal C Eye Perfector has a beautiful light pink shade due to the high level of Green Tea that provides the highest level of anti-inflammatory action, and interference soft focus particles and natural pigment that give immediate imperfection correcting action.
Ingredients: CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, DIMETHICONE, POLYSILICONE-11, ASCORBIC ACID (PURE VITAMIN C), MICA, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, SILICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), CANNABIS SATIVA SEED OIL, CANNABIS SATIVA FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, TARTARIC ACID, LINOLEIC ACID, HYDROXYAPATITE, CHOLESTEROL, SQUALANE, CREATINE, CAFFEINE, MAGNOLIA GRANDIFLORA BARK EXTRACT, SODIUM HYALURONATE, GLABRIDIN, ORMENIS MULTICAULIS (MOROCCAN CHAMOMILE OIL), PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE, SALVIA SCLAREA (CLARY SAGE) OIL, HORDEUM VULGARE EXTRACT, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM OIL
We asked you if you could have any type of beauty expert (skin, hair, makeup artist, etc) cornered in an elevator for 30 minutes, what kind of expert would you want and what would you ask him or her? Many of you had questions for a dermatologist so we brought in our resident dermatologist, Dr. Ellen Marmur to help.
In my book you can read my tricks for how to do exactly what you asked. Sensitive skin does not disqualify you from anti-aging products (yeahhh!!) but you need to use them wisely. First, be sure your sensitivity isn’t actually an allergy—ask your dermatologist for an easy, painless patch test. Then try using Epiduo or for your breakouts twice a day to the spots as necessary. For anti-aging try a product with a retinol. Refissa CR (prescription) is new—it has a medium strength retinoid plus a strong emollient to prevent dryness and irritation of the skin. Give it a shot!
Big bags or little bags? Right under the lashes? Or down above the bony rim of the orbit? Some bags can be camouflaged by using fillers around them. Collage is no longer used. The best filler for this area is called hyaluronic acid. It is considered an off label use and should be injected only by core cosmetic physicians—dermatologist, plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, and ENT surgeons. But it’s absolutely beautiful when done for the right person. If you have bigger bags under your eyes, you may be a good candidate for eyelid surgery called blepharoplasty. Ask your dermatologist for advice, but don’t worry, there are ways to fix the bags! Otherwise, topical creams may not be satisfactory to you so save your money for the right procedure.
Did you know that these may not be pores but my actually be hair follicles?? The density of hair follicles is greatest in the midline of the face—the nose and the medial cheeks. Tiny, almost invisible hairs grow there and and often we think they are pores. The good news is you can definitely minimize the pore size by doing several things. Exfoliate twice a week with a creamy exfoliator, use a retinoid at night, be excellent with sun protection everyday, moisturize with your favorite gentle creams twice a day, and try the pore strips (Biore)! They will remove any protein, oil, or dead skin from the top of the skin and allow the pore or opening of the follicle to constrict tightly. The Rolls Royce of treatments you can do for large pores is a series of Fraxel laser resurfacing procedures. This will plump up your collagen and build up your elastin—both have the effect of tighter pores and a smooth complexion.
This is actually easier than it sounds. Rule #1—simplify. The last thing you need is dry, irritated, over-exposed skin when trying for the dewy look. Rule #2—exfoliate, moisturize, protect with sunblock. Rule #3—use self tanner (Clarins is a favorite.) Rule #4—use a serum. Serums have illuminators in them that give a dewy sheen. Rule #5—keep your make-up light and sheer (try Laura Mercier for the natural look. She has wonderful sand colored eyeshadows and bronzers that may be great for you!)
Milia with acne are actually called closed comedones. They are little cyst under the skin. Open comedones look black because the air oxidizes the protein in the cyst thus the dreaded blackheads. Comedones are partly due to a problem with skin turnover, meaning retained skin on the surface, leading to clogged pores and cysts. You should see your dermatologist first to confirm this diagnosis. Then you should come up with a simple routine that can protect, enhance, and troubleshoot! My favorite new product for your issue is Epiduo cream (prescription). Try to do 2 chemical peels a year and use non-comedogenic products to maintain your perfect skin!
There are chemical sunscreens and physical sunblocks and yes, use them in combination for the best protection. Sunscreens are chemicals that intercept the UV ray and turns it into heat so it evaporates off the skin’s surface without penetrating and causing havoc. But sunscreens get used up the more sun it converts, like gasoline in a car runs out the more you drive. So reapply every 1-2 hours. Physical blockers literally rest on top of the skin and block the sunlight from penetrating through them. Zinc and titanium oxides are two examples. They don’t run out or get used up like sunscreens but they wipe off due to water or sweat, so they need to be reapplied every 1-2 hours, too. Each chemical has it’s strengths and limitations so a combination is the best way to go. Unless you invent the ideal sunscreen with one molecule that perfectly protects the skin from the sun, use a combo of sunscreen and sunblock.
AHA’s and chemical peels are superb in young people with acne, or very, very old people over the age of 30 who need a little help with pigmentation from hormones or fine lines. Peels can be very light to very strong and I love them, but only let a very experienced doctor do them for you.
Ok, so baby boomers are in their 40’s and 50’s right? And therefore, your skin aging is showing up as brown spots, wrinkles, and perhaps a little laxity of your cheeks. This is a great question and I wrote an entire chapter on it in my book (SSB). Essentially, your routine must focus on protection, moisturizing, and trouble shooting. Protect with sunscreen every day of the year, moisturize twice a day, and trouble shoot away those signs of aging. Laser or peel off the brown spots and wrinkles. Use a retinoid to prevent new ones. And simply, you are good to go!!!
I have those too! They are called milia—little, white, closed cysts that are just under the skin. If you have just a few, then yes, professional extraction is the easiest thing. If you have a lot, then you need a master plan. Exfoliate daily with a gentle exfoliator (like Sanitas lemon creamy exfoliator), use a retinoid at night (the new Refissa cream looks amazing, it’s a prescription), have one good chemical peel with your doctor or a Fraxel resurfacing treatment, and be sure to remove make-up from your skin at night (Clinique’s milk creamy make up remover is nice!)
These can result from sun damage, make up, or injury to the skin. Good luck!
All redness is not created equally. If you have any other issues like flakey skin, pimples, or symptoms like itching or burning along with the redness, you should ask your dermatologist to you make a diagnosis. Rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, and allergic or irritant contact dermatitis can look red. Sometimes—rarely—it can be more serious. So have that redness checked. But, yes! If it is just lucky red skin, then we can treat you with intense pulsed light and pulsed dye laser! Some people uses anti-inflammatory creams like Finacea or metrogel to help reduce redness too. I’ve had good luck using Fraxel laser to reduce redness as well—which also replaces sun damaged skin with new, healthy skin, and helps tighten, smooth, and lift the skin.
Dr. Marmur is the Chief of Dermatologic and Cosmetic Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and specializes in skin cancer surgery, cosmetic surgery, and women’s health dermatology. She’s also the author of Simple Skin Beauty: Every Woman’s Guide to a Lifetime of Healthy, Gorgeous Skin .
From: Dr. Jeanette Jacknin, http://www.JJMDskincare.com
From: Dr. Jeanette Jacknin, http://www.JJMDskincare.com
Eczema is a general term that describes inflamed skin, commonly used as a synonym for dermatitis. There are, however, many causes and forms of eczema. They are all linked by the symptoms that are observed- skin that is itchy, dry, cracked, and inflamed.
The most common forms of eczema are atopic eczema (typically genetic, common in childhood); contact eczema (caused by exposure to both irritants and allergens); and xerotic eczema (more common as we age and worse during winter).
The key to treating eczema, regardless of the type, is to work to restore the skin barrier. Moisturizing helps not only to hydrate the skin and prevent water loss, but also to reestablish the skin’s defense system to prevent irritants and allergens from entering the skin to create further itching and inflammation. It cannot be stated strongly enough that the most important step in treating eczema is to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.
Moisturizer selection should be adjusted according to environmental conditions and the severity of eczema. In general, the thicker the product the better. Lotions tend to have higher alcohol content, and though they spread more easily, they can sting when applied to inflamed skin and are often less effective than creams and ointments at hydrating the skin. Creams and ointments tend to have more of an occlusive effect- that means that not only do they add moisture to the skin, but they prevent water from evaporating and they lock-in moisture.
Moisturizers are most effective when they are applied after a shower or bath. Make sure to pat the skin dry and don’t rub vigorously. Leave a little bit of water on the skin and apply the product liberally, from the neck down. In general, try to push the envelope and use thicker products at night.
What are some eczema treatment tips?
If you have tried all of the above measures and you have skin that is persistently red, itchy, dry, or inflamed, it is a good idea to make an appointment to see a dermatologist.
Dr. Adam Geyer is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in medical and cosmetic dermatology. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and an Instructor in Clinical Dermatology at Columbia University.
Dark spots are one of the biggest beauty concerns among women today. In order to get the 411 on this huge concern, BeautyStat’s CEO, Ron Robinson, contacted NYC dermatologist Dr. Adam Geyer.
Dr. Geyer: Melanin is the pigment that imparts the visible color that we see in our skin. The levels of melanin increase in response to exposure to UV light (this is why we get tan) and serves as a defense against further damage from UV radiation.
Dark spots (or hyperpigmentation) are caused by
Dr. Geyer: Yes, dark spots can be characterized as either localized or diffuse. Localized dark spots can form as small, defined spots. These include the spots that form after having an acne breakout. Diffuse dark spots are less defined and can cover larger areas of the face. These are more commonly seen in patients with a high degree of UV exposure and in individuals with skin of color.
Dr. Geyer: Hydroquinone has traditionally been a key ingredient in many skin brighteners and bleaching creams. It is available in over the counter preparations in the US in 2% concentrations, and by prescription at 4%. However, hydroquinone has been banned in many countries in Europe and Asia because of studies showing a possible carcinogenic effect of the agent when given systemically to animals, and there is a proposal in front of the FDA here in the US to ban use of this ingredient in new over the counter products. Though the risk of malignancy from the use of hydroquinone is thought to be exceedingly rare, if at all, hydroquinone-free alternatives are increasingly being sought.
Potent Hydroquinone-free ingredients known to brighten the skin’s appearance include vitamin C, licorice, calcium pantetheine sulfonate, arbutin, kojic acid, ellagic acid, soy, and mequinol and alpha hydroxy acids. However, I must reinforce that any attempt to fade pigmentation must be coupled with rigorous sun protection- otherwise progress will be minimal.
Dr. Geyer: Yes, here are 6 useful tips.
Dr. Adam Geyer is a board certified dermatologist specializing in medical and cosmetic dermatology. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and an Instructor in Clinical Dermatology at Columbia University.
Ron Robinson is a cosmetic scientist who has worked for some of the biggest beauty companies in his 20 year career. In order to help women find the right beauty product for their skin, he created BeautyStat.com. An online beauty community that allows women to exchange beauty advice as well as get personalized beauty product recommendations.
What are the best shampoos for different hair types?
Pantene Pro-V Shampoo and Conditioner – $7.99 each
I’m impressed with this shampoo and conditioner because Pantene’s clinical studies show that it makes hair significantly stronger in the just a few weeks. It contains a unique polymer called Cassia that works by forming a netting around each hair strand to condition and protect it from breakage. Pantene studies also show that it improved hair strength 10 times more than other shampoos and conditioners. Plus it contains a lot less silicone so it won’t weigh hair down.
This shampoo and conditioner provide good performance at a good price. Both shampoo and conditioner contain Keratin and a blend of amino acids that work to help smooth and nourish dry hair.
Aveda Dry Remedy Shampoo and Conditioner – $24.00 each
When you use the Dry Remedy system, Aveda studies show that it can instantly improve dry hair by up to 63%. The formulas contain Buruti oil and Pomegranate which work to help moisturize and condition dry hair,
This line is really unique because not only does it help to control oily hair but it also treats forehead and upper back acne breakouts that can occur as a result of having oily hair. The line contains Zinc Sulfate to control excess oil production as well as Tea Tree oil, Lactic acid and medicated Salicylic acid to help treat acne and prevent future breakouts.
This line is great for oily hair and scalps but won’t over-strip. It contains organic Green Tea and Nettle extract to nourish and tone the scalp and Organic Aloe Vera and Almond Protein to replenish moisture.
This line works to control oil levels by enhancing the health of the hair and scalp. It contains a clinically tested licorice-derived extract that controls oil as well as Sage, Birch and Burdock extracts that work to clean and protect the hair.
Loreal EverPure Shampoo and Conditioner – $6.99 each
This new line is great for color-treated hair more because of what it does NOT contain. It’s free of sulfates and salts that can strip hair of color. It contains naturally-derived cleansing agents and botanicals to help you maintain your color for up to 32 washes.
Matrix Biolage Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner – $16.50 each
This line gently cleanses while preserving color. It contains bee pollen, kelp and other botanical extracts that work to help maintain color. And it’s gentle enough for everyday use.
This line protects color in 2 ways. It contains a blend of Apricot, avocado, calendula, and peach to make color-treated hair softer, smoother and shinier. And it contains an exotic botanical that has been shown to prevent color fading and weakening due to UV exposure.
Answers by Ron Robinson, cosmetic chemist and BeautyStat CEO
Yes. The ultimate goal of any hair color is to provide lasting, natural-looking color while leaving hair shiny and healthy. It’s important that women first know what they want their color to be and how long they want it to last. And to understand the condition of their hair currently, ie is virgin or semi colored or permanent colored or whether it’s permed. From there, they can decide on the best route to take.
New hair coloring formulas smell better because companies are able to use less of the offensive smelling ingredients (like ammonia) and/or better fragrances to mask the odor.
They are also easier to apply. Products are specially packaged with easy to apply squeeze bottles, and combs and brushes, which allows for simple application.
And we are seeing more hybrid formulas.. formulas that are a blend of semi and demi permanent dyes….. meaning that they can cover grey but use lower amounts or no peroxide….this minimizes the possible damage to hair.
One great example is Clairol Advanced Gray Solution. The product has a unique technology called SynAIRgy technology that combines the benefits from both semi and demi-permanent color to create a whole new kind of dye system – one that reacts with oxygen in the AIR (instead of a developer) to form a larger molecule able to penetrate more deeply into the hair shaft. It uses no peroxide, no ammonia and delivers true, full-scale rich color to the hair without compromising hair’s health.
Low / No ammonia or peroxide means less stripping of hair so hair health is not compromised. Remember that in order to lighten hair or have color last a long time, you need to use a permanent or demi perm dye….. these dyes use ammonia or peroxide or both to open up the hair cuticle to let the new color in…. this opening of the hair cuticle can compromise hair health making it more susceptible to damage from sun, other hair treatments, other processes, etc.
Conditioners have improved by being able to restore the protective layer that was stripped away by the ammonia or peroxide. Many good conditioning agents are in the Silicone family. Some botanicals and natural oils condition and moisturize as well.
I’m particularly impressed with Pantene’s new line of shampoos and conditioners for color-treated hair that contains a new polymer that helps restore the layer that is stripped away and makes hair able to absorb more silicone to condition and protect it.
Answers provided to Women’s Health Magazine, by Ron Robinson, cosmetic chemist and BeautyStat CEO