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Skin Needling 101: All The Facts You Want To Know

 Joanna Fleming

 

Also known as micro-needling, dermarolling or collagen induction therapy – skin needling involves the process of (you guessed it) rolling tiny needles over your face. I know that sounds terrifying but it has amazing anti-ageing and rejuvenation benefits.

Skin needling works by very lightly puncturing the surface of the skin to send the skin into repair, encouraging collagen and elastin production. This also allows active topical ingredients to better penetrate the skin, giving you enhanced results from your skincare products.

You can expect a reduction in fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and scarring, as well as an overall improvement in skin texture without the downtime of laser treatment or peels.

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HOW DO I USE MY ROLLER?

Being careful not to be too heavy-handed, roll the tool in a back and forth motion (what we call ‘passes’) over small sections of skin at a time in a horizontal fashion. Repeat this process in a vertical pattern, then diagonally.

1. Cleanse the skin thoroughly and pat dry

2. Apply a correcting, hydrating or anti-ageing serum first for more sensitive skin

3. For more active delivery, follow the rolling technique by applying your serum

4. Follow with your preferred moisturiser

5. Clean your roller attachment with alcohol in the provided sterilising tray

 

WHICH TOOL SHOULD I USE?

Lonvitalite’s Microneedle Derma Roller Face & Body Kit comes with four separate removable titanium heads of varying needle sizes for both the face & body. So which attachment do you use for each area?

1.5MM ROLLER: BODY

– Improves skin texture & tone while improving elasticity

– Can reduce the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks & scarring

– Encourages cell renewal for more youthful skin

*not suitable for use on the face

 

0.5MM ROLLER: FACE

– Can treat pigmentation, acne scarring & signs of ageing

– Skin needling can target congestion & enlarged pores

– Encourages collagen & elastin production

 

0.3MM ROLLER: EYES & LIPS

– Improves dehydration, dark circles & fine lines around the eyes

– Encourages plumper, fuller-looking lips

– Treats fine lines & loss of elasticity around the mouth

 

0.25MM DERMASTAMP: SPOT TREATMENT

– Targets small problematic areas you want to focus on

– Ideal for treating scars or patches of pigmentation

– Uses a stamping motion instead of rolling

 

FAQS:

Is it painful?

Nope, not at all. You’ll experience a prickling sensation as your run the roller over your skin, but you are in control of how heavy-handed you are, so if you’re finding it uncomfortable, just be a little gentler. At-home needling tools should not make your skin bleed.

Which serums/creams should I use with it?

For beginners, I’d recommend starting with a hydrating serum like Skinceuticals H.A Intensifier, and as your skin adapts and becomes more tolerant of the needling process, you can introduce products like The Ordinary Buffet and Dermalogica Biolumin-C. For the body, I’d recommend using asap’s cellulite and skin firming treatment after needling.

How often should I do it?

You can use your skin needling tool daily, weekly, fortnightly or monthly – whatever frequency your skin tolerates and responds to best. I’d recommend starting off at once a fortnight with a gentle hydrating serum to build up your skin’s tolerance before you start using it more frequently and with stronger actives.

Author : Joanna Fleming

URL: https://www.adorebeauty.com.au/beautyiq/skin-needling-101-all-the-facts-you-want-to-know/

 

 

Gold

Gold in skincare feels luxe. It’s super fancy, and right now it’s popping up all over the place. Although does it actually do anything? You see, gold has a long history attached to it and historians have long maintained that civilisations such as those in ancient Egypt (yes Cleopatra was a fan), Rome and China, thought gold carried medicinal properties. Which is why it’s often been used to treat a variety of skin conditions and body ailments.

Tony Huang, Brand Manager of Japanese skincare brand SASSOU Japan also told me that the ions present in pure gold “makes it a superb heat conducting metal”. Which is why when you apply it to the skin’s surface it can draw heat, stimulate blood circulation and help rejuvenate tired skin cells – and  basically make you look younger and brighter.

“With similar qualities found in certain Chinese herbal medicines that help with healing and recovery, gold has the power to magnify the effects of skincare ingredients by targeting and awakening weakened structures in the skin. Studies (more here) also show there is a similarity in the wavelengths at which negative ions are released, allowing gold to enhance particle circulation in the body and reinvigorate cellular bio‐electric currents which naturally weaken as a result of ageing.”

Therefore, there could be method behind the madness. Plus there’s more to adding a little gold to skincare than meets the eye, because it has anti-inflammatory properties and is an antioxidant too. Tony adds that if you do want to include gold in your skincare routine some of the benefits you’d see could include:

  • A reduction in acne and skin allergies
  • Increased skin cell metabolism and secretion of toxins
  • A reduction in the appearance of fines lines, blemishes, wrinkles and dark spots
  • Improved skin hydration and moisture retention
  • A reduction in collagen depletion
  • Increased cell renewal for a healthy, luminous glow
  • A reduction in inflammation and
  • Improved elasticity due to the activation of the body’s basal cells.

Which is why it’s often used in anti-ageing products.

Although WARNING: because when shopping for skincare with a hint of gold you can’t just run out and buy any old thing. The trick to possibly gaining some of these benefits is that the products need to say they’re formulated with 22-24k gold – and nothing less.

Why?

Well, because 22-24k gold is the best type of gold to be safely absorbed by the skin, meaning it’s relatively harmless.“Gold leaf with a smaller carat value has more impurities, is less safe and sometimes contains copper, which can be toxic in high doses. When selecting products with gold leaf, make sure to get gold that is as pure as possible. This means it should be 22‐24 carats,” Tony tells me.

Another reason I’m a fan of gold is that anybody can add it into their skincare routine as it’s safe for all skin types and complexions. I’ve actually been using products with gold in them for years and have always loved how brighter and firmer they leave my skin feeling. So let’s chat through a few of my favourites below.

The Peter Thomas Roth 24k gold line has a cult following. So if you haven’t tried it, you should. I’m currently obsessed with the 24k Gold Pure Luxury Lift and Firm Cream – $60.00 which acts as a highlighter and makes your skin look even and glowy. I just apply it under my BB cream in the morning although I’d probably also wear it on it’s own. It reminds me of the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector – but with added benefits. The 24k Gold Mask – $108.00 from this range is amazing too. I used to use it during my third trimester to help my face look like I wasn’t stressed out and emotional. Then continued to use it once Amina was born to help pep up my face/make it look like I’d had sleep.

Sassou Japan’s Gold Shimmering Essence – $200 is pricey but it’s filled with plant based collagens and hyaluronic acids – in fact all of the ingredients in this product are next level. It doesn’t really feel like an essence either… and is more like a serum. After cleansing and toning I apply it and it instantly hydrates and brightens my skin without leaving any residue and makes it easy for other products to be applied on top. Also, I sometimes I just use this instead of a toner.

And the Lonvitalite 24k Gold and Collagen Eye Masks – $35.00 (pk 6) are so bomb, which is why I only save these for special occasions. However, they’re the best at prepping your eye area before a big event. Also, celebs like Jessica Alba and Rose Huntington-Whiteley are fans …so if these are good enough for them! Honestly though, they’re just small patches you whack on under your eye that are filled with collagen and gold to help plump you up, add hydration and leave you looking a lot brighter than before. They’re also super thick so they won’t fall down your face. The Lonvitalite Collagen and Gold Lip Masks – $35.00 (pk 6) are fun to use too – but a little more fiddly. You’re meant to leave them on for 20 minutes, but it feels slightly awkward wearing them and you can’t talk. Although your lips do end up super plumped up following they’re use. I’ve loved using these through winter to beat dry/scaly lips.

Anyway, whether you’re a fan of the gold trend or not, the moral of this post is that you shouldn’t run out and buy any old product just because it has gold in it. Make sure you check the ingredients label first. Especially if it’s overly priced – which many of them are. However, quality products do actually provide some anti-ageing benefits to the skin. So hopefully you find something that works for you!

*Products in this post were provided for editorial consideration. As always all views and opinions expressed are my own. 

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Your guide to at-home derma rollers

Plus, our top product picks to get you started

 

 

BEAUTY CREW CONTRIBUTING EDITOR / DECEMBER 03 2018

Best Derma Rollers in Australia - Candice Swanepoel
 

Derma rollers are an interesting – and yep, scary – beauty product.
At a glance, the idea of pin-pricking your skin with tiny needles seems
painful and confusing. How can that possibly do your skin any good?
Well, there is a method to the madness.

What is a derma roller?

derma roller is a hand-held device that features hundreds of micro-needles
around the circumference of its roller head. It’s like a mini paint roller with needles.
When rolled over the skin, the needles create micro-injuries that signal to your
body to produce more collagen and elastin to repair the affected area.
And you know what more collagen and elastin means: plumper and tighter skin
and fewer wrinkles! It may also help heal scars (including acne scars).
The concept is the same as the professional version – microneedling, which we
have covered IN FULL over here.

The other way a derma roller works is to help drive all those powerhouse ingredients
in your serums
deeper down into the skin, via those mini punctures
(which act like channels).

Can it help with cellulite or stretch marks?

According to one Redditor, it can – she had some pretty impressive before and after
stretch marks results to share. However, the general consensus is that the needles
on an at-home derma roller aren’t long enough to reach deep below the skin’s
surface to significantly address cellulite and stretch marks. 

What about hair growth?

While professional-level microneedling has been used to treat hair loss –
the micro-injuries it creates are thought to boost growth factors and stem cells in
the scalp -, the needles in an at-home device are again too small to penetrate
deeply enough to have an impact.

Do derma rollers work?

We’ll be honest, the jury is still out – and quite divided
(read two sides of the story here!). While great results have been documented
when it comes to professional-grade microneedling, due to the small needles
used for at-home dermarolling, there are some doubts around how much of an
impact it has on encouraging collagen production. The bottom line: there is no
scientific evidence to confirm the effectiveness of these devices, but that’s not
to say we haven’t heard people rave about them! Especially when used prior
to using serums to increase penetration (just make sure you limit use to once 
every few weeks – too much dermarolling may cause inflammation).

Is there any downtime involved?

During an in-salon microneedling treatment, there is redness and some bleeding
involved. However, when using at-home derma rollers, since the needles are
smaller (for your safety), it’s less likely you’ll be a blotchy mess post-use and there
should be no blood. That said, we recommend you make it part of your nighttime
skin care routine since your skin does its best repairing work overnight.

Who shouldn’t use one?

If you have highly-sensitive skin, including eczema and psoriasis, this treatment,
albeit gentle, may not be for you. For those using active ingredients in your skin
care routine, such as retinol, you should stop using them about a week prior to
dermarolling, as it may cause your skin to be too reactive. Also, don’t ever use a
derma roller over cystic acne or open pimples, as it can spread the bacteria and 
lead to infection.

How to use one on your face

Step #1 / First, cleanse your skin so the surface is clean. Follow with a toner to
rebalance the skin’s pH levels.

Step #2 / Now for your derma facial. Using a light hand, roll the derma roller in a
systematic pattern horizontally over your face, working from the centre outwards.
Give yourself a wide berth around the eye area. Start at your forehead, work your
way down to your cheeks, move on to your chin.

Step #3 / Next, repeat step two, but this time move the derma roller vertically up
and down the face.

Step #4 / Go over the face a third and final time in a diagonal direction.

Step #5 / Follow with your favourite serum. Applying one immediately after
dermarolling will increase its absorption by the skin.

TOP TIP: Avoid using active ingredients like retinol with
your derma roller as it’s likely to cause irritation and
trauma to the skin.
 

How to clean your derma roller

Now this is important, because if your roller isn’t clean, you’re going to push
bacteria into your skin with every roll and nothing good is going to come from that!
Clean yours after *every* use by soaking it in rubbing alcohol and replace your
device after every 10 uses as the needles will start to blunten.

Does it hurt?

Yes, it can. But for most it’s tolerable (that is, if you even feel any pain at all).
If you have a low pain threshold, you might want to give this treatment a skip.
DO NOT take any aspirin or blood thinners before or immediately after
dermarolling.

How to choose the right derma roller

Given there are needles involved, this is not a time to skimp or purchase without
doing your research. You want quality. Our advice is to go with a brand you
already know and trust. There are also varying needle sizes, with 0.2mm and 0.3mm
being the most popular, and the best choice. Anything bigger and you risk
damaging your skin if you don’t know what you’re doing.

If you’re thinking about trying derma rolling at home, try one of these devices.
We’ve hunted down some of the best derma roller products out right now,
with reviews.

#4 / Nurse Jamie Beauty Stamp

While not technically a ‘roller’, this product uses a stamping (pressing) motion,
rather than rolling over the face. The needles are 0.2mm. “The Beauty Stamp 
may very well be the best investment anyone can make,” said creator of the tool
and founder of Nurse Jamie, Jamie Sherrill in an interview with W magazine.
“A small pad features a cross section of micro needles in a grid that helps with
micro exfoliation, opens channels for product delivery and efficacy and aids in
the body process of collagen and elastin production. It is my triple threat.”

The review: “Love this stamping tool. I am obsessed! I use It once a week and I
am a true believer in a controlled healing response. It is similar yet a more
superficial version of microneedling. I believe way better than a roller, because
it enters the skin at a straight angle not a 45 degree like a roller would enter
and exit at. I get a [lot] of compliments after using it- the day of and after!”
jlundyaethetic, Sephora US customer

Cost: $67.25

 

NURSE JAMIE BEAUTY STAMP

 

#3 / Skinstitut Skin-Inject DNC Derma Roller

What sets this derma roller apart is its 10 independently-rotating discs, which have
600 gamma-sterilised, surgical-grade stainless steel micro needles
(0.25mm in size) in total. It has a 4-star rating on Adore Beauty (with 34 reviews).

The review: “Designed to complement the in-clinic professional micro-needling at
clinics such as Laser Clinics Australia, the Skinstitut Skin-Inject DNC Derma Roller 0.25mm 
is great for getting your products to penetrate deeper and help boost skin regeneration.
Use it once a week to help smooth out roughness and boost skin radiance.” Sally Hunwick, 
marie claire’s Beauty Director

Cost: $79.95
 

 

SKINSTITUT SKIN-INJECT DNC DERMA ROLLER 0.25MM

 

#2 / Lonvitalite Dermal Roller

Featuring 540 needles in total, this easy-to-use derma roller uses 0.3mm
medical-grade stainless steel needles. It has a 4.5-star rating on Adore Beauty,
with 30 reviews in total. It comes with a sealed hygienic pouch and a reusable
plastic storage case to keep it clean.

The review: I have been using this product a couple times a week for the past
two weeks and so far, I’ve been really happy with this product. I purchased the
roller to help with my acne scarring as I had heard using a derma roller can help
to heal the scars quicker. Although I haven’t been using this product for very long,
I have already seen results. The derma roller doe

The Benefits Of Microneedling Your Skin: How To Use A Derma-Roller

It’s not as scary as it seems – by Jessica Bosco

·       24 AUG2018

 

It’s the multi-tasking beauty treatment that can target everything from blemishes and dull skin to acne scarring, stretch marks and even hair loss – all without going under the knife. But what exactly is derma-rolling and how can you do it yourself at home?

What is Derma-Rolling?

Derma-Rolling or microneedling has been around since the mid-90s but it has gained serious traction over the last few years (albeit in part thanks to some pretty intense YouTube videos) but also due to major advancements in the technology which means you can now do it yourself at home.

Derma-rolling involves the use of micro-needles which makes microscopic incisions in the skin as “trauma” which then causes the skin to go into “repair mode” by stimulating collagen production. Sounds pretty intense, but it’s actually not as scary as you think.

Following the treatment, the skin’s absorption is amplified which means your products will work even harder for you. 

RELATED: What Is A Stippling Brush And How Do I Use It?

What is a Derma-roller?

A Derma-roller is, you guessed it, the tool used to perform Derma-rolling or microneedling. Once only performed by professionals in a salon, these days there are numerous tools on the market which means you can DIY at home.

Rodan + Fields AMPMD System Launch Special

Rodan + Fields REDEFINE AMP MD System, $302

Who should be using a derma-roller?

Derma-rolling is recommended for most skin types however those with highly-sensitive skin or breakouts should avoid the treatment.

“We do not recommend using the roller on highly sensitive skin or broken out skin,” says Dalia Stoddard, Vice President Product Development Rodan + Fields. “This could potentially cause more irritation on an already irritated area.” 

RELATED: One Of These Multipurpose Balms Sells Every Minute Around The World

Are there different types of Derma-rollers or does one work for all skin types?

Derma-rollers are suitable for all skin types (except, as mentioned above, those sensitive or broken out skin should not use them).

What results can you expect from Derma-rolling?

“This tool helps to remove dull, dead skin cells through exfoliation, leaving the surface of the skin smoother and more refined,” says Stoddard. “It maximizes the effectiveness of the products used with it for visibly refined tone, texture and firmness.”

Are all derma-rollers created equal? What should you be looking out for when buying one?

Not all derma-rollers are created equal.

“If you are looking for an exfoliating derma-roller, what is most important is the quality of the tips and the smoothness of the roll over the skin. Our AMP MD has been designed with laser cut tips to ensure quality and precision and has been ergonomically designed to ensure a smooth roll over the skin,” says Stoddard. 

Where and how should you use a Derma-roller?

For best results, Stoddard recommends using a Derma-roller three times a week at night after applying your toner and then once you’ve tested the product a few times and your skin’s reaction to it, you can increase the frequency to nightly.

“Roll with moderate, comfortable pressure over the entire face and neck with 4-10 passes,” says Stoddard. “For best results, divide the face into sections (forehead, right side, left side, chin, and neck) and treat each section before continuing to the next. 

“We recommend following with our Intensive Renewing Serum – take one of the capsules and smooth the serum slowly onto skin. It feels like magic!”

LONVITALITE DERMAL ROLLER

LONVITALITE DERMAL ROLLER, $49.95

Is Derma-Rolling safe for pregnant and/or breastfeeding women?

While Derma-rolling is generally considered to be safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women, however hormonal changes in the body during these times can cause skin to be extra sensitive to caution is recommended.

Stoddard says Derma-rolling with the AMP-MD roller is safe for all users however she recommended speaking with your doctor before undergoing any new treatment or using any new products as each pregnancy is unique. 

Is there anything else I need to know before trying Derma-rolling at home?

Proper storage of your derma-roller is critical to ensure hygiene and prevent bacteria from forming. Most rollers will come with a cap, so ensure this is sealed after each use.

“This is to protect the micro-exfoliating tips from the wear and tear of everyday use,” adds Stoddard.

Jessica Bosco

Jessica is marie claire and InStyle’s Senior Digital Content Editor reporting on everything from celebrities to breaking news, lifestyle and all things royal (ahem, Meghan and Harry!).

It’s the multi-tasking beauty treatment that can target everything from blemishes and dull skin to acne scarring, stretch marks and even hair loss – all without going under the knife. But what exactly is derma-rolling and how can you do it yourself at home?

What is Derma-Rolling?

Derma-Rolling or microneedling has been around since the mid-90s but it has gained serious traction over the last few years (albeit in part thanks to some pretty intense YouTube videos) but also due to major advancements in the technology which means you can now do it yourself at home.

Derma-rolling involves the use of micro-needles which makes microscopic incisions in the skin as “trauma” which then causes the skin to go into “repair mode” by stimulating collagen production. Sounds pretty intense, but it’s actually not as scary as you think.

Following the treatment, the skin’s absorption is amplified which means your products will work even harder for you. 

What is a Derma-roller?

A Derma-roller is, you guessed it, the tool used to perform Derma-rolling or microneedling. Once only performed by professionals in a salon, these days there are numerous tools on the market which means you can DIY at home.

 

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Rodan + Fields REDEFINE AMP MD System, $302

Who should be using a derma-roller?

Derma-rolling is recommended for most skin types however those with highly-sensitive skin or breakouts should avoid the treatment.

“We do not recommend using the roller on highly sensitive skin or broken out skin,” says Dalia Stoddard, Vice President Product Development Rodan + Fields. “This could potentially cause more irritation on an already irritated area.” 

Are there different types of Derma-rollers or does one work for all skin types?

Derma-rollers are suitable for all skin types (except, as mentioned above, those sensitive or broken out skin should not use them).

What results can you expect from Derma-rolling?

“This tool helps to remove dull, dead skin cells through exfoliation, leaving the surface of the skin smoother and more refined,” says Stoddard. “It maximizes the effectiveness of the products used with it for visibly refined tone, texture and firmness.”

Are all derma-rollers created equal? What should you be looking out for when buying one?

Not all derma-rollers are created equal.

“If you are looking for an exfoliating derma-roller, what is most important is the quality of the tips and the smoothness of the roll over the skin. Our AMP MD has been designed with laser cut tips to ensure quality and precision and has been ergonomically designed to ensure a smooth roll over the skin,” says Stoddard. 

Where and how should you use a Derma-roller?

For best results, Stoddard recommends using a Derma-roller three times a week at night after applying your toner and then once you’ve tested the product a few times and your skin’s reaction to it, you can increase the frequency to nightly.

“Roll with moderate, comfortable pressure over the entire face and neck with 4-10 passes,” says Stoddard. “For best results, divide the face into sections (forehead, right side, left side, chin, and neck) and treat each section before continuing to the next. 

“We recommend following with our Intensive Renewing Serum – take one of the capsules and smooth the serum slowly onto skin. It feels like magic!”

 

LONVITALITE DERMAL ROLLER

LONVITALITE DERMAL ROLLER, $49.95

Is Derma-Rolling safe for pregnant and/or breastfeeding women?

While Derma-rolling is generally considered to be safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women, however hormonal changes in the body during these times can cause skin to be extra sensitive to caution is recommended.

Stoddard says Derma-rolling with the AMP-MD roller is safe for all users however she recommended speaking with your doctor before undergoing any new treatment or using any new products as each pregnancy is unique. 

Is there anything else I need to know before trying Derma-rolling at home?

Proper storage of your derma-roller is critical to ensure hygiene and prevent bacteria from forming. Most rollers will come with a cap, so ensure this is sealed after each use.

“This is to protect the micro-exfoliating tips from the wear and tear of everyday use,” adds Stoddard.

The best facial skin care?- Lonvitalite C6 Green tea antioxidant facial mask 5pk review on The best facial skin care?- Lonvitalite C6 Green tea antioxidant facial mask 5pk reviews

Product name: Lonvitalite C6 Green tea antioxidant facial mask 5pk

Price: $39.00

Where to buy: numerous online stores

Quantity: Individually foil wrapped in packs of 5

Manufacture:LONVITALITE

Suitable for: Male and female > 12 years old

My rating: 4.7/5When it comes to the best facial skin care, there are the lot of things that I have been, though, tried and even keep doing a deep research for something that “worth to try” to improve the skin condition. Typically, we are human that always seek for the best result for whatever services or products we take, but the revision is a vital part of it by determining the real advantages and disadvantages.

What is Lonvitalite C6 Green tea antioxidant facial mask 5pk?

The Lonvitalite C6 Green tea antioxidant facial mask 5pk is an extracted green tea that helps you to treat the skin condition such like irritation, skin dryness, reduce the inflammatory skin disease (Acne & pimples) and preventing premature aging.

The pure vitamin and mineral that absorbable to your skin during and after the application will help to improve your skin clarity and enhancing the body system immunity to fight the p acne bacteria in the hair follicle cavity.

How to use (Easy step)

  1. Clean your face first and pat dry before the application.
  2. Take the mask from the packaging and apply to your face skin.
  3. Gently press into place with your finger to avoid the air bubble trapped between the mask and your face skin.
  4. For the optimal effect of antioxidant, vitamin and mineral absorption, leave the mask for 20 minutes.
  5. Remove the mask and rinse and gently rub remaing serum into face.

The green tea benefits for skin

Green tea benefits to skin

  • Anti-aging. The most interesting about the benefits of green tea to our skin is the ability to keep the agility and the complexion of your skin. The antioxidant from green tea ingredient inhibiting the anti-radical from damaging the skin cell and this will keep your skin healthy and look young.
  • Treat acne and pimple problem. The green tea has an antibacterial property called catechins that acting like an antibiotic that kill the active bacteria that live in the skin pores within the hair follicle cavity. This special antibiotic feature helps your natural body immune system to prevent further infection and keep your skin healthy.
  • Good hydration. This feature is beneficial if you have a dry skin problem. The green tea will hydrate your skin structure and keep it moist to improve elasticity. The poor elasticity of your skin will cause the skin to become more fragile.
  • Good anti-inflammatory agent. If you’re suffering from skin inflammation such as acne and dermatitis, the anti-inflammatory agent in green tea extract will help to reduce the swelling and redness. Additionally, this feature also keeping new skin cells to multiply and develop into a new structure after damaging by the inflammation.
  • Reduce the puffy eyes and dark circle. The dilatation of the blood vessel network under the skin will make the skin around your eyes look dark and puffy. The tannin from the green tea will help to shrink the blood vessel and reduce the puffy eyes and the dark circle.
  • Soothe and heal sunburn damage. The extra properties such as tannic acid, Theobromine, and polyphenols is a great organic element that has a special ability to repair the skin damage and promotes skin healing due to the sunburn damage, and also, reduce the inflammation.

My ingredient investigation result and you have a right to know.

Before you buy the product, the most important thing is, you need to know about the product ingredient and what are the reasons of the manufacturer adding the chemical or drugs to the product. Be careful, because some of the Lonvitalite C6 Green tea antioxidant facial mask 5pk product.

The ingredients The benefits Potential side effect
Glycerin Dry skin moisturizer and treat minor skin irritation The allergic reaction caused by this chemical is very rare, but some minor side effect to the skin such as stinging, burn sensation, redness, and swelling.
Butylene Glycol Widely used as a viscosity decreasing agent and the good solvent for medical and cosmetic products Minimal skin irritation and, no severe allergic reaction report due to this chemical.
Collagen Improve skin clarity and pain reducer due to the inflammatory disease No side effect report after application to the skin directly.
Betaine This chemical used as an anti-irritant agent in the cosmetic product and also used to treat wrinkles on the skin. Allergic reaction to this ingredient can happen but in rare cases. The mild symptom such as swelling on the face, redness, irritation, and lips.
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract The strong antioxidant of Camellia Sinensis Leaf extracts helps in reducing the inflammation of the skin and sun protective. No report about the allergic reaction due to Camellia Sinensis after the application to the skin. It’s considered to be safe to use.
Niacinamide This chemical commonly used to correcting skin discoloration problem, skin restores skin texture, skin elasticity and protect your skin from sun damage.

 

 

The mild allergic reaction due to the Niacinamide can happen but in very case.
2-o-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid Used as the strong antioxidant by inhibiting free radical activity on the skin. The additional feature of 2-o-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid is enhancing our body immunity to kill the bacteria on the skin. The overuse of 2-o-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid can cause mild swelling and redness.
Phenoxyethanol This chemical used to prevent the yeast and mold activity and very good used as the preservative for skin care and cosmetic product. The potential side effect is mild skin irritation, swelling and redness. The side effect is very rare in the right amount of Phenoxyethanol added to the product.
Rosmarinus Officinalis The natural antibiotic agent that used to kill the gram-negative bacterial. No side effect report after the application of this chemical to the skin.
Hyaluronic Acid  In medicine, the Hyaluronic acid use to treat several conditions such like the minor wound, ulcer and used as a skin moisturizer. This chemical is believed to give the juvenile effect to the skin by maintaining the elasticity. There are not an issue regarding the negative side effect of this ingredient, especially in pregnancy. But, has the potential to cause the mild skin allergic reaction for a certain person only.
Hydroxyethylcellulose This chemical is derived from plant amino acid and use as skin care products preservative and emulsifier. There is no possible side effect issue regarding this product.
Panthenol This ingredient is used almost the same like hyaluronic acid and the extra feature is a good inflammatory agent. No side effect issue associated with this chemical after the application.
Sclerotium Gum The sclerotium gum usually indication for inflammatory disease treatment, natural antibiotic and antioxidant. So far, no report regarding the side effect of this drug on the skin after the application.
Allantoin Allantioin usually used as a skin moisturizer and good for rough and scaly skin. This chemical also used to treat the itchy and irritated skin. The wrong amount of use can cause the side effect such like burning sensation, swelling and redness.

Precaution! 

The allergic reaction can happen if you are sensitive to the certain ingredient or chemical that used in any product. Please make sure that you are not allergic to any of these ingredients. If you having symptoms such like burning sensation, swelling of a face, skin irritation, nauseated, and skin redness, please stop using this product and see your doctor for the treatment.

Pros vs Cons

Pros

  • Most of the ingredients are safe to use and less potential caused the severe side effect in the long term.
  • Effectively use to treat acne problem and other skin inflammatory disease.
  • Multipurpose skin treatment and safe for daily used.
  • Enhance skin clarity after one month.

Cons

  • This treatment may not suitable for if you have the allergic reaction to the product’s ingredients.

My conclusion

What I can say overall is, this offering you the best ingredient for skin correction and condition. The formulated green tea extract will give you the best result after the application. After investigating the ingredients, it seems all the ingredient has many high potential benefits that will treat many conditions such as inflammation, skin damage, bacterial infection, aging problem and acne breakouts. It’s worth to try!investigate the ingredients, it seems all the ingredient has many high potential benefits that will treat many conditions such as inflammation, skin damage, bacterial infection, aging problem and acne breakouts. It’s worth to try!

Author: rendall@whatisthebestacnetreatments.com

8 Reasons You Should Start Putting Green Tea on Your Face!

Green tea is one of the healthiest things you can imbibe. This ancient Asian brew can increase your memory and concentration, boost energy levels, improve immunity, and so much more.

When it comes to skin health, drinking green tea has been found to delay aging, protect the skin from UV rays, improve skin tone, and reduce acne.

Amazingly, applying green tea topically to the skin can also provide a myriad of health benefits!

Keep reading to find out why you should add green tea to your daily skin care routine.

 

1. Antibacterial and Anti-Inflammatory Properties

Green tea is loaded with antioxidants and other properties which can fight inflammation and bacteria.

Ia report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Dermatology, it was suggested that, based on several studies, ‘green teas possess anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic potential, which can be exploited against a variety of skin disorders’.

The researchers also go on to say that ‘supplementation of skin care products with green tea may have a profound impact on various skin disorders in the years to come.’

2. Fight the Signs of Aging

Antioxidants are our most powerful weapon in the fight against aging, with a certain class of antioxidants – known as catechins – being especially potent. In particular, the catechin EGCG is especially beneficial, and makes up a large percentage of the catechins in green tea.

EGCG has been found in research to reactivate dying skin cells! While these benefits are limited to the outer layer of skin (as the tea’s properties aren’t absorbed beyond that), the research suggests that these benefits are significant.

Other antioxidants in the tea help prevent free radical damage, and encourage healing of cells – all of which fight signs of premature aging like age spots, wrinkles, and sun damage.

3. Treat Oily Skin

Tannins in green tea act as an astringent which shrink pores. The tea also helps to reduce the production of sebum (the skin’s natural oil) by the glands in each pore. This makes it a much better solution than harsh conventional treatments for those with oily skin, which just work by removing excess oil, rather than by reducing production.

In fact, one study showed a 70% reduction in sebum production after participants used a product containing 3green tea extract for eight weeks.

4. Eliminate Acne and Blackheads

Green tea used topically has also been shown in at least three studies to treat mild to moderate acne, with each studshowing over a 50% improvement in symptoms during the research period.

In one of thstudies, when a 2% green tea lotion was applied twice daily for 6 weeks, participants enjoyed a 58% reduction in their total lesions, and a 39% decrease in the severity of their pimples.

Of course, the tea’s antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and astringent properties all help to fight both acne and blackheads when applied topically, making it a safe and cost-effective alternative to other skin treatments.

Learn more about natural ways to cleanse away blackheads in this great article: 8 Quick Natural Remedies For Blackheads!

5. A Gentle Exfoliator

Remove dead skin cells (and rejuvenate the dying ones!) by utilizing the slightly abrasive texture of dry green tea leaves. This fantastic exfoliator will also help to remove excess oil and pollutants, exposing the cleansed and renewed skin underneath.

A homemade green tea exfoliator is also a great alternative to store bought products, many of which contain tiny plastic pellets called microbeads, which are wreaking havoc on the environment. An estimated 19 tons of microbeads are discharged annually into New York’s waterways alone!

 

6. Added Sun Protection

Drinking green tea has been shown in several scientific studies to protect the skin and neutralize the damage done by exposure to UV rays.

According to one small study, the equivalent of two cups of green tea a day can reduce both the inflammation and skin redness associated with sun exposure. The researchers suggest that green tea exerts ‘protection against sunburn inflammation and potentially longer-term UVR-mediated damage’.

Other research has shown that a topically applied catechin-rich emulsion exerted a protective effect on UV-exposed skin.

Green tea isn’t the only food which will naturally increase your skin’s UV resistance.  Learn more with these 15 Ways To Naturally Increase Your Skin’s UV Resistance!

7. Enjoy its Energizing Scent

Wake yourself up in the morning by splashing some tea infused toner on your face, or applying a green tea-rich body wash in the shower.

Many people enjoy the uplifting and energizing effects of green tea’s aroma. Surprisingly, others find it is the perfect addition to their night time bath, as the scent relaxes and soothes!

8. Reduce Eye Puffiness

Swollen and puffy eyes, or dark circles underneath, indicate fatigue and a lack of sleep. When you don’t have time to take a power nap, place a couple of cool tea bags or cotton balls dipped in cold brewed tea over your eyes and relax for five minutes.

The antioxidants and tannins in the tea help shrink blood vessels around the delicate eye area, alleviating swelling and puffiness.

Read up on these 18 Genius Things To Do With Your Used Tea Bags and you’ll never throw away another used tea bag again!

Green Tea Isn’t Just For Skin – Oral Hygiene and Hair Health Benefits Too!

As you can see, there are so many reasons to use green tea to gain a glowing complexion. But green tea has other beauty uses too!

To complement your newly rejuvenated skin, why not add green tea to your hair care routine? The antioxidant EGCG found in green tea has also been proven to stimulate hair growth. A tea rinse also helps kill microbes that may cause dandruff, and will give your mane a glossy sheen.

 

 
 
 

Lonvitalite “unmasked”

Lonvitalite is a family owned Australian business that specializes in serum infused face, eye, and lip masks. New to Eccotique, these masks have FLOWN off the shelf – and for good reason. All of their masks are completely cruelty free, made without parabens or nasty chemicals, and formulated with 100% natural plant bases collagen (bye, bye fine lines and wrinkles). Read below as I breakdown the benefits of each mask and how they have changed my skincare routine for the better. You’ll be running to grab some for yourself in no time!
 

Lonvitalite 24k Gold & Collagen Eye and Lip Mask

Lonvitalite 24K Gold Eye and Lip Mask

THESE MASKS WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE! Bold statement – I know…but it’s backed up with results. Not usually one for eye or lip masks because I find they just slide right off and don’t do anything – not these masks. They were easy to put on (and stayed on!), had a nice cool, relaxing sensation, and ACTUALLY WORKED! My bags/dark circles were gone and my makeup went on smoother then ever. Use the lip and eye mask everyday for 3 days (found best results when used in the morning) – then once a week to maintain the results. They are now a staple in my skincare routine and will be in yours too!

 
 

Lonvitalite Green Tea Antioxidant Facial Mask

Lonvitalite Green Tea Mask

Green tea is rich in anti-oxidants so this mask helps purify and protect the skin, while also providing a ton of moisture – perfect to help with anti-aging (which we know we all want)! Because of the active ingredients in this mask, it may slighty irritate the skin (making it look red) but that just means the ingredients are working! When the red subsides, your skin is left feeling hydrated, bright, rejuvenated. Perfect for anyone looking for anti-aging, brightening, or has inflamed/irritated skin! Want to feeling even more relaxed when using the mask? Place it in the fridge the day before you want to use it – you’ll feel rejuvenated with the cooling sensation. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes, remove, then rinse your face with clean water.  

Lonvitalite Coffee Anti Fatigue Facial Mask

Lonvitalite Coffee Mask

You had me at coffee – am I right coffee lovers? The Coffee Mask is rich with vitamins and minerals that penetrate into the skins layers to reinvigorate tired skin (Hello Monday morning skin routine). Caffeine stimulates the circulatory system and increases blood flow to the surface of the skin, reviving and energizing fatigued skin. If redness appears – that’s normal! Once the redness subsides, your skin will be decreased in puffiness (thank you coffee) and leave you an overall brighter complexion. Paired with an actual coffee, how could your morning routine get any better?! Leave mask on for 20 minutes, remove, then rinse face with clean water. 

Lonvitalite Coconut Milk Hydrating & Nourishing Facial Mask

Lonvitalite Coconut Milk Hydrating & Nourishing Facial Mask

Count me in on ANYTHING coconut, especially when it comes to skincare! Thanks to coconut oil, this mask helps relieve and prevent dryness, flaking and sagging of the skin, as well as age spots. It also reduces the appearance of fine lines. What more do you need?! Your face will never feel more hydrated then it does after you use this mask – one of my new favorites, that’s for sure! You can leave this mask on for 20-30 minutes, remove, then rinse your face with clean water.
 
 
 

Come into any Eccotique to check out our full selection of Lonvitalite masks.

It’ll change your skin for the better – you won’t regret it!

#YouGlowGirl

8 Reasons You Should Start Putting Green Tea On Your Face

Green tea is one of the healthiest things you can imbibe. This ancient Asian brew can increase your memory and concentration, boost energy levels, improve immunity, and so much more.

When it comes to skin health, drinking green tea has been found to delay aging, protect the skin from UV rays, improve skin tone, and reduce acne.

Amazingly, applying green tea topically to the skin can also provide a myriad of health benefits!

Keep reading to find out why you should add green tea to your daily skin care routine.

1. Antibacterial and Anti-Inflammatory Properties

Green tea is loaded with antioxidants and other properties which can fight inflammation and bacteria.

In a report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Dermatology, it was suggested that, based on several studies, ‘green teas possess anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic potential, which can be exploited against a variety of skin disorders’.

The researchers also go on to say that ‘supplementation of skin care products with green tea may have a profound impact on various skin disorders in the years to come.’

2. Fight the Signs of Aging

Antioxidants are our most powerful weapon in the fight against aging, with a certain class of antioxidants – known as catechins – being especially potent. In particular, the catechin EGCG is especially beneficial, and makes up a large percentage of the catechins in green tea.

EGCG has been found in research to reactivate dying skin cells! While these benefits are limited to the outer layer of skin (as the tea’s properties aren’t absorbed beyond that), the research suggests that these benefits are significant.

Other antioxidants in the tea help prevent free radical damage, and encourage healing of cells – all of which fight signs of premature aging like age spots, wrinkles, and sun damage.

3. Treat Oily Skin

Tannins in green tea act as an astringent which shrink pores. The tea also helps to reduce the production of sebum (the skin’s natural oil) by the glands in each pore. This makes it a much better solution than harsh conventional treatments for those with oily skin, which just work by removing excess oil, rather than by reducing production.

In fact, one study showed a 70% reduction in sebum production after participants used a product containing 3% green tea extract for eight weeks.

4. Eliminate Acne and Blackheads

Green tea used topically has also been shown in at least three studies to treat mild to moderate acne, with each study showing over a 50% improvement in symptoms during the research period.

In one of the studies, when a 2% green tea lotion was applied twice daily for 6 weeks, participants enjoyed a 58% reduction in their total lesions, and a 39% decrease in the severity of their pimples.

Of course, the tea’s antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and astringent properties all help to fight both acne and blackheads when applied topically, making it a safe and cost-effective alternative to other skin treatments.

Learn more about natural ways to cleanse away blackheads in this great article: 8 Quick Natural Remedies For Blackheads!

5. A Gentle Exfoliator

Remove dead skin cells (and rejuvenate the dying ones!) by utilizing the slightly abrasive texture of dry green tea leaves. This fantastic exfoliator will also help to remove excess oil and pollutants, exposing the cleansed and renewed skin underneath.

A homemade green tea exfoliator is also a great alternative to store bought products, many of which contain tiny plastic pellets called microbeads, which are wreaking havoc on the environment. An estimated 19 tons of microbeads are discharged annually into New York’s waterways alone!

6. Added Sun Protection

Drinking green tea has been shown in several scientific studies to protect the skin and neutralize the damage done by exposure to UV rays.

According to one small study, the equivalent of two cups of green tea a day can reduce both the inflammation and skin redness associated with sun exposure. The researchers suggest that green tea exerts ‘protection against sunburn inflammation and potentially longer-term UVR-mediated damage’.

Other research has shown that a topically applied catechin-rich emulsion exerted a protective effect on UV-exposed skin.

Green tea isn’t the only food which will naturally increase your skin’s UV resistance.  Learn more with these 15 Ways To Naturally Increase Your Skin’s UV Resistance!

7. Enjoy its Energizing Scent

Wake yourself up in the morning by splashing some tea infused toner on your face, or applying a green tea-rich body wash in the shower.

Many people enjoy the uplifting and energizing effects of green tea’s aroma. Surprisingly, others find it is the perfect addition to their night time bath, as the scent relaxes and soothes!

8. Reduce Eye Puffiness

Swollen and puffy eyes, or dark circles underneath, indicate fatigue and a lack of sleep. When you don’t have time to take a power nap, place a couple of cool tea bags or cotton balls dipped in cold brewed tea over your eyes and relax for five minutes.

The antioxidants and tannins in the tea help shrink blood vessels around the delicate eye area, alleviating swelling and puffiness.

Read up on these 18 Genius Things To Do With Your Used Tea Bags and you’ll never throw away another used tea bag again!

Green Tea Isn’t Just For Skin – Oral Hygiene and Hair Health Benefits Too!

As you can see, there are so many reasons to use green tea to gain a glowing complexion. But green tea has other beauty uses too!

To complement your newly rejuvenated skin, why not add green tea to your hair care routine? The antioxidant EGCG found in green tea has also been proven to stimulate hair growth. A tea rinse also helps kill microbes that may cause dandruff, and will give your mane a glossy sheen.

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