An airplane cabin has a humidity level of 10% or below … which is about the same as a desert. This is why flying leaves skin feeling oh-so dry and dehydrated.
Enter Flight Mist, a 100% all-natural spritz specifically designed to restore and preserve skin hydration in-flight, low humidity, and high altitudes. Hydrating ingredients include cucumber extract and an aloe leaf juice powder. A few spritzes to your face and neck will leave skin dewy and refreshed. Many a spritzer has also noticed a temporary plumping of superficial wrinkles immediately after use. And, Flight Mist is travel-friendly to boot. A 3-oz bottle wholesales for $15. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Breaking Up the Band
There’s no question about it—cellulite and the desire to rid our bodies of it for good is big business. US women spend $1 billion each year on new ways to eradicate dimply, cottage cheese thighs and butts. Invariably, each summer heralds a new must-try miracle cellulite cure.
But “none of them worked until now,” says Deanne M. Robinson, MD, a dermatologist at SkinCare Physicians in Boston. Speaking at a New York City media event, Robinson discussed Cellfina’s role in treating and beating cellulite once and for all.
It is different from other anti-cellulite modalities in that it goes after the bands, she says. Cellfina is US Food and Drug Administration-cleared for treating cellulite on the buttocks and thighs, but some doctors are using it off label on other areas of the body with cellulite or as an adjunct to fat grafting, liposuction, or other body contouring procedures.
The minimally invasive Cellfina procedure involves pretreatment in which doctors meticulously mark the dimples to be treated. Local anesthesia is followed by the vacuum-assisted tissue release to break up the bands that cause cellulite.
It’s a one-and-done procedure, with results visible within 3 days and lasting at least a year, she says. Robinson has seen Cellfina results last for upward of 3 years, and that data will be presented soon. “It’s a smoothing that lasts,” she says. More telling is the patient satisfaction ratings. “We showed 94% patient satisfaction after 12 months,” she says.
Cellfina treatment costs range from $3,000 to $6,000 based on geography as well as the scope of the area/s treated, and lasts about 45 minutes, on average. “You can put on Spanx and go home,” Robinson says.
Merz-owned Ulthera purchased Menlo Park, Calif-based Cabochon Aesthetics Inc, which initially marketed the new anti-cellulite procedure. Learn more about Cellfina at www.cellfina.com.
ZSS SKINCARE™ improves skin from the inside out and the outside in.
ZSS’s two-pronged system includes dietary supplements plus a topical serum. The supplements fall into a new, but growing category of health and beauty products called nutricosmetics, which support the skin’s structure from the inside. The magic ingredient in the supplements and serum is zeaxanthin (Capsicum annuum), an antioxidant that protects the skin from ultraviolet light. There are currently two systems available—one for acne, and another for healthy skin. A 30-day supply of the daily supplements and serum retails for $160 at www.zss-skincare.com
SimySkin is personalized skin care that grows up with you. Such ingredients as Vitamin B12, pomegranate extract, cranberry oil, sage, and calendula repair and regenerate the skin, while helping to prevent wrinkles, hydrate, and relieve inflammation. Phase I – Maintenance is created for 18- to 25-year-olds and targets undereye bags while maintaining the skin’s firm and youthful tone. Phase II – Prevention is for 25- to 45-year-olds and works by increasing firmness and elasticity, and reducing fine lines, puffiness, and dark circles around the eyes. Phase III – Recovery is for those 45+ and goes a bit deeper to stimulate elastin, reduce wrinkles, tighten skin, and brighten the undereye area.
SimySkin retails for $35 to $65 and can be purchased at www.SimySkin.com, www.TheBeautyBar.com, and www.BeautyBridge.com
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