Healthy, Nourished, Enriched Skin for a Purpose
When it comes to make-up, less is more, and with healthy, nourished, enriched skin, free of dark spots/melasma’s, pregnancy masks, and without sagging, protected collagen, good elasticity (elastin supported) and with a uniform glow “make-up” becomes a non-necessity. It is an option, but not a need. This is a theme is strongly supported by Ken Simpson, Founder, CEO and “Master Formulator” of the Skin 2 Skin™ Care product line. This is also, a hot topic with the likes of Dr. Perricone, and others in the anti-aging market.
Before I had the good fortune of being introduced to Skin 2 Skin ™ Care and the team of Ken and Mike McCoy I tried everything. After using the cocktail mix of many skin cares such as Yonka, Guinot, Darphin, I then topped off my regimen with foundations, powders, and color sticks for dark circles and puffy eyes. It was a ½ hour daily make-up routine. Being Eastern European I even tried the “old faithfull’s” used by my Grand-mother; Nivea, Noxzema, and other “me too” products, as well as those “high end” cosmetic oriented lines. In my professional life, I tried other, new alleged blockbusters, whose names will go unmentioned in a constant cycle to combat consistently dry skin, appease extremely sensitive skin, and be rid of 46 years of well earned lines and wrinkles on my forehead, crow’s feet, and discoloration endured from 3 pregnancies. Nothing satisfied, and it cost a lot as I slathered on copious amounts continuously to rectify the dry skin. (To correct the pregnancy mask I used for about 4 months the Photoaging Repair until my skin became uniform).
A few weeks back, I shared Kens’ and then Mikes’ secrets for Younger Functioning Skin; moisturized, glowing, reversing the signs of aging, enriched skin. Today my daily routine is make-up/foundation free; I enjoy a uniform, tight, moisturized, soft, velvety and glowing complexion, free of make-up with the exception of mascara, eyeliner, lipstick, and on-occasion a dusting of powder to attend meetings. Previously, I had “tried it all” in pursuit of healthy skin to the point where I was, at times, a clinical trial guinea pig for companies launching new products, and an anxious consumer simply looking for something that was efficacious, clinically proven, toxin/paraben free and did what the label indicated.
I’d like to share with you now, my daily/weekly skin care regimen for prevention and the pursuit of anti aging. The picture above was taken by Ken, is not edited, informally, at lunch during an industry conference, without make-up, (exception only of light lipstick, mascara and eyeliner) on what I consider a “bad hair day.” It is simply “just me” without the expression lines, crow’s-feet and with soft, moisturized, uniform, healthy velvety skin. (I even had the telephone repair man reach out and touch my face one day to feel the softness, which was just too odd!) It is however, a testimonial to the wonderful benefits, and merits of the proven effective natural, vegan product line. Skin 2 Skin ™ Care is also toxin and carcinogen free, free of parabens which coming from healthcare makes me comfortable, and has the maximum concentration allowable of powerful peptides, enriched with botanicals, and other supportive ingredients.
So, in brief, daily I cleanse with the White Tea Face Wash™, and a couple of times a week I substitute the cleanse with the Oatmeal Pomegranate Face Scrub™ either in the morning or at night. In truth, sometimes there is no night routine, as I fall asleep on the couch or too tired to do anything but crawl into bed. After I cleanse or scrub, I treat first. The products are the Un-Wrinkle Forehead and Crow’s- Feet, on my forehead, and around the outer edges of my eyes, then one pump for both eyes of the Revitalizing Eye Gel, both above and below each eye, followed by the Anti-Sagging Renewal all over face and neck (front and back). I then follow (again all over) with the Aging Intervention. On occasion the Aging Intervention is substituted with the 24/7 Rejuvenation which I adore, however my partner Ken Mair, who never used skin care previously, uses the 24/7 religiously so I rarely touch it. There has been one exception; years ago I got a scar on my leg from glass that fell, so as an experiment, I started putting 24/7 Rejuvenation on my scar to see if there would be a difference. After a couple of months using the 24/7 Rejuvenation my scar can no longer be noticed. It is 90% invisible which supports the accolade that we promote the healing of your skin. (Skin regenerates approx, every 4 months). In Toronto, winter is not your friend, and is not fun; dry skin is an expectation, since using either the Aging Intervention or the 24/7 Rejuvenation dry skin is a feature of the past. These products alone (the Aging Intervention) have anti-oxidants (1% Alpha Lipoic Acid), support collagen, balances skin tone, protects collagen from UVA rays, and moisturizes. The essential oil blend smells beautiful, and Bergamot is a personal favorite. The 24/7 Rejuvenation which I use when able as a substitute or sometimes both, skin is regenerated, Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid production is not only supported, but also increased up to 33%, and skin is softened and supported by the 4 key peptides in the formulation of potent active ingredients; Tego-PEP 4-17, HyaCare50, Melanostatine5, and Eukarion 134.
Once a week I use the White Tea Clay Mask, and at night the Anti-Wrinkle Night Recovery. So, bottom line is the routine is very simple; it is faster, as with healthy, glowing skin that is moisturized, Younger Functioning and almost wrinkles free with no visible signs of aging, there is no need for foundation, fillers or “cover-ups.” It becomes an option. Nourishing, and enriching your skin is not the only key in the equation; eat healthy, minimize the amount of parabens in anything you do or eat, try and reduce toxins and preservatives found in ready-made foods, and try to enjoy a balanced lifestyle.
We invite you, to share your secrets, e-mail any questions directly, or via the Skin 2 Skin ™Care Facebook page, www.facebook.com/Skin2SkinCare or on our blog; concerns, questions, and answers will come your way. If you need or want to know what is best for you when making a buying decision, all you need to do is call or email and we will assist. For the next few months we will continue our “For A Purpose” theme, as the original purpose was for Ken to heal his own skin with Aging Intervention; the first product formulated, and our Facebook updates of “Did You Know” for healthy living and anti-aging and prevention skin facts.
Thank you, for your interest in healing, and nourishing your skin, anti-aging effective treatments. We welcome your comments.
International Sales Director, Skin 2 Skin ™ Care
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