Key Ingredients That Drive Your Skincare | Part 1. Retinols

We discussed in prior blog posts how beneficial Peptides, Growth Factors as well as Vitamin C are to your skincare routine. Now we will explain in this three part blog series why it is beneficial to include Retinols, Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHA), Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) as well as various Antioxidants to your skincare arsenal. These are all powerful ingredients that will drive your skincare game to the next level. 

Retinol is one of the most powerful ingredients you can include in your skincare routine. Retinol is Vitamin A and it's effects on the skin has been proven to speed up cell turnover, boost collagen production, reduces acne and acne scarring, decreases hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles as well as keeping your pores clean and unclogged.  Retinols are best used at night as this is peak time for cell turnover. While using a retinol product you can be more sensitive to the sun, so it is mandatory to always use an SPF. In addition, it is important to note that retinols do cause your skin to be dry if you use too much or you are new to retinols, so be sure to use sparingly and to include a hydrating daily moisturizer as well as an SPF to complete your morning regimen.  

Recommended Products:

If you are a Retinol newbie, AGELESS Total Repair Crème is a perfect introductory Retinol Product to try. Ageless Total Repair Crème supports collagen synthesis while preventing moisture loss from the epidermal layer of the skin. It Improves skin’s texture and tone without irritation, while it hydrates, brightens and reduces redness. An added bonus is that it protects skin from oxidative stress.

For all you Retinol pioneers AGELESS Total Overnight Retinol Masque is a great product to try out as well. Ageless Total Overnight Retinol Masque supports collagen synthesis while preventing moisture loss from the epidermal layer of the skin and continually hydrates skin. This breakthrough treatment masque transforms skin’s appearance while you sleep and includes multi-action technology, which continuously releases hydrating microspheres of marine collagen to lock in moisture and delivers retinol deep into the skin to support intensive collagen remodeling.

Regardless of which retinol crème you decide to go with, we always recommend to all new and experienced Retinol users to always use an SPF and for newcomers to invest in the Vital C Hydrating Repair Crème for morning use. This product is great for the morning for extra hydration and Prevention 50+, which is a great SPF option and does not leave your skin with a greyish tint like most SPF's have a tendency to do. 

If you have questions about Retinol products you can always contact us at 404-496-4091 or email us at info@theoryaesthetics.com. We also encourage you to book a skin consultation whether over the phone, virtually or in-clinic. We love to talk skin. We also invite you to visit us at www.theoryaesthetics.com. Follow us on our Instagram page and our Facebook page for latest Theory Aesthetics updates, current and new service offerings and promotions. In addition, we would love to share our passion with you and invite you to schedule a procedure with us. We are passionate about skin care treatments.  Our goal is to make Atlanta look healthy with radiant skin.  

 

XOXO

The Theory Aesthetics Team

 

 

Give Love To Your Skin + Lips This Valentines Day | HydraFacial + Perk Special 💋💖

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As Valentines Day is approaching we wanted to offer some fun treatment specials that are more focused on self-love. These treatments are for the self but can also be a great gift for a loved one 💖 

HydraFacial with LED + Complimentary Perk Treatment $149 ($275 Value) 

What it is: HydraFacial and it's unique serum delivery system puts this skin treatment into a category of its own.

What it is formulated to do: This multi-step treatment cleanses, exfoliates and extracts to get rid of impurities and dead skin cells while at the same time quenching skin with vital nutrients like antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid.

What Comes With The Treatment: Adding to the treatment LED Light Therapy to help boost collagen synthesis and reduction of inflammation. In addition we are including a complimentary Perk Lip Treatment. 

Perk Lip Treatment $45 ($50 value)

What it is: Lips are smoothed, moisturized and perfectly primed with this express service that will leave your pout ready for the night out.

What it is formulated to do: Lip Revitalizing Serum uses key ingredients such as peppermint oil and peony extract to gently exfoliate, hydrate and lightly plump lips.

What you take-home: You take-home ½ of the Lip Revitalizing Serum to apply on your lips, day and night, or whenever your lips need a hydration boost. Plus, protect your pout with Hydrating Lip Balm SPF 30* that locks in moisture.

 

"iS" It Valentine's Yet? What Are Your Favorite Services That Help You Prep For The Special Day? Special Offer Inside 💋

What are some of your favorite Valentines day services that help you prep for the days events?

We personally love iS Clinical skincare regimen and prior dermaplane sessions for the smooth dewy glow! 

Curious about our Dermaplane Facial Treatments? Dermaplaning is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment and offers some of the same exfoliating benefits as microdermabrasion, however, there is quite a difference. Dermaplaning also removes vellus hairs from your face which is alternatively known as “peach fuzz” to leave your skin smooth all over. One great thing about dermaplaning is that it exfoliates the dead skin cells, which allows for product penetration. This ensures that your products can enter the skin without any barriers 💋

Peace, Love, Wine + Perk LIP | Valentine's Specials 💋

Hey Atlanta Loves!

This Valentine's give back to your Skin + Lips with our HydraFacial + Perk LIP Specials. Currently we have two specials that will be great leading up to the special days events.

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Valentine's Specials 💋

  • Perk Lip Treatment $45 ($50 value)
  • HydraFacial with LED + Complimentary Perk Treatment $149 ($275 Value) 

Curious about Perk LIP and HydraFacial?

Get smooth and perfectly primed lips with key ingredients such as peppermint oil and peony extract that lightly plump your pout. Lips are smoothed, moisturized and perfectly primed with this express service that will leave your pout ready for the night out. You take-home ½ of the Lip Revitalizing Serum to apply on your lips, day and night, or whenever your lips need a hydration boost. Plus, protect your pout with Hydrating Lip Balm SPF 30* that locks in moisture. HydraFacialMD deeply cleanses, extracts, and hydrates the skin through super serums filled with antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid. Includes LED Light Therapy. Plus you get to try out Perk LIP complimentary and take-home care.

If you have questions about Perk LIP or our HydraFacialMD treatments you can contact us at 404-496-4091 or email us at info@theoryaesthetics.com. We also encourage you to book a skin consultation whether over the phone, virtually or in-clinic. We love to talk skin. We also invite you to visit us at www.theoryaesthetics.com. Follow us on our Instagram page and our Facebook page for latest Theory Aesthetics updates, current and new service offerings and promotions. In addition, we would love to share our passion with you and invite you to schedule a procedure with us. We are passionate about skin care treatments.  Our goal is to make Atlanta look healthy with radiant skin.  

 

XOXO

The Theory Aesthetics Team

That Dewy "iS" Glow | All Day + All Night ◮◍

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Hey Lovies!

If we could recommend two products that will instantly give you clearer + brighter looking skin and that dewy healthy glow it would have to be iS Clinical's Active Serum and Youth Complex. The duo is simply an amazing combination. 

Active Serum has an invigorating coolness when you apply the liquid serum to your skin right after a freshly cleansed face. Preferably with Cleansing Complex. Its a perfect treat to waken your sleepy skin, especially in the morning. Active Serum is an amazing 3 in 1  and we all know that products that can address many issues at once is ideal for the minimalists lifestyle ▲ Active Serum will target Hyperpigmentation, Aging as well as Acne. The results are instant and noticeable after the first use.

Youth Complex is the product to follow Active Serum. This Complex will reduces fine lines and wrinkles, provides immediate and long-term improvements, firms and tightens, smoothes and softens, provides antioxidant protection, stimulates collagen synthesis, is paraben-free and adds that ever so envious glow that we all skincare junkies love so much 🙌

If you are more so focused on an overall anti-aging system then iS Clinical AGE-DEFYING KIT will be a good solution that will address the look of fine lines and wrinkles, provides nourishing hydration, and supports long-term goals for visibly firmed skin. Not only does it include the two products discussed, but also includes the Clearing Complex, Active Serum, Youth Complex, Eclipse SPF 50+ and Youth Intensive Crème. All of the goodies 😊

If you have questions about these iS Clinical "dewy glow" products you can contact us at 404-496-4091 or email us at info@theoryaesthetics.com. We also encourage you to book a skin consultation whether over the phone, virtually or in-clinic. We love to talk skin. We also invite you to visit us at www.theoryaesthetics.com. Follow us on our Instagram page and our Facebook page for latest Theory Aesthetics updates, current and new service offerings and promotions. In addition, we would love to share our passion with you and invite you to schedule a procedure with us. We are passionate about skin care treatments.  Our goal is to make Atlanta look healthy with radiant skin.  

 

XOXO

The Theory Aesthetics Team

Atlanta's Late Night Recovery Kit 🌃 🙈

Okay, Atlanta lets talk about the morning after. The morning when we are in bed possibly throbbing with a headache from our random trip to our local late night hotspots or to the many local breweries we are so lucky to have now. We all know Atlanta folks love to have fun, which sometimes leads us to have later than normal weekend nights out with friends 🙈

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Lack of sleep can cause our skin stress and can be intensified when we overindulge in festive activities, more so than normal. Sometimes it can be caused by hitting the bed so hard that we forget to wash our face and sleep in our makeup. All of these weekend activities tend to leave our skin compromised, however, we have compiled a list of skin recovery products that can help you get your skin back to normal come Monday!

Let's begin with our favorite in-clinic or take home quickie. Image Skincare's Biomolecular Anti-Aging Radiance Mask is simply the best! We love to use this on a Sunday to help restore balance and hydrate the skin. This works wonders for seasonal breakouts that are caused by excessive coldness and dry air and is perfect to keep on hand during the winter months. In addition, this sheet mask is perfect for clients that have stressful jobs and are constantly traveling. This mask infuses volcanic water, brightening botanicals, peptides, and antioxidants to reinstate your skin’s most relaxed, plumped-up look. 

For post weekend "face-funk" or that post "grimy face-funk" feeling, AGELESS Total Resurfacing Masque is by far our go-to for texture, smoothening and blemish control. You can really feel this product working as it has a bit of a sting and heat to it. We consider this product an instant chemical peel that includes a blend of glycolic, lactic and salicylic acids, which tackles impurities and excess particulates while vitamin C helps brighten, reduce the appearance of dark spots and strengthen skin. Great for your Sunday skin recovery session ▲

If your skin has become dehydrated and dull from the weekend then a good skin saving serum is the Ormedic Balancing Antioxidant Serum. This serum restores balance to your skin and brings back the equilibrium to your complexion. This serum contains lactic acid to moisturize and refine skin, and with organic Japanese green tea, polyphenols and a copper-complex peptide to reclaim your healthy, dewy glow. This would be a good addition to your Sunday session and can be applied right after the Anti-Aging Sheet Mask or the Ageless Total Resurfacing Masque followed by a hydrating moisturizer 🙌

Finally to address a random pimple or a breakout cluster use Clear Cell Restoring Serum to spot treat or for an all over clean. Restoring Serum is very lightweight and helps to rebalance oily skin without drying it out. This oil-free formula helps restore balance while providing a mattifying effect and minimizes the appearance of pores. Aloe and allantoin help calm skin so any picking or popping that may have taken place will not be agitated even further.

If you have questions about these late night recovery products or are curious about the lines we carry you can contact us at 404-496-4091 or email us at info@theoryaesthetics.com. We also encourage you to book a skin consultation whether over the phone, virtually or in-clinic. We love to talk skin. We also invite you to visit us at www.theoryaesthetics.com. Follow us on our Instagram page and our Facebook page for latest Theory Aesthetics updates, current and new service offerings and promotions. In addition, we would love to share our passion with you and invite you to schedule a procedure with us. We are passionate about skin care treatments.  Our goal is to make Atlanta look healthy with radiant skin.  

 

XOXO

The Theory Aesthetics Team

 

A Minimalist Approach To Skin Health ▲

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How many products will it take before your skincare routine starts to become too time-consuming? 8, 12, 14? With time being a constant constraint and skincare products saturating the isles of your local department store, it can feel overwhelming to pick the best home care. At Theory Aesthetics, we want to keep your guesswork to a minimum. This is why we select pharmaceutical grade products that are good for your skin. The system has already been set in place (pre-established), and the results are clinically tested for effectiveness.

If you are struggling with choosing the best skincare, a good approach would be to consult with a skin therapist. Most skin clinics will carry quality skincare lines and only offer a few options that they feel would be best for their clients. Department stores, on the other hand, tend to have more trendy cosmetic grade offerings. To be a bit more specific, being trendy certainly does not equal (equate) being effective. Also most often the price points in comparison to the ingredients in the product are higher. Unfortunately, consumers are just not exposed to skin clinics/med spas so most people will rarely understand the difference.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classifies skincare products into two categories: cosmetic and pharmaceutical. Pharmaceutical grade skincare products just as cosmetic-grade skincare are both used topically however, Pharmaceutical grade skincare are actually able to penetrate into the epidermis and into the deeper layers of the skin. Pharmaceutical grade skincare and its ingredients are able to affect change in the skin and go through a lengthy and expensive process just to be approved to sell to the public. Keep in mind that Pharmaceutical grade products can only be bought through a licensed professional as these products contain a higher percentage of active ingredients and are of higher quality. So you will need a professional to determine which products will be best for your skin type, condition, and concern. So if you are ready for a minimalist approach to skin health you may want to visit a local clinic for your skincare needs. Here are a few tips that can help you in your selection process.

1. Cleansers are a must, as they cleanse the skin of impurities along with the day's makeup. A great approach to buying a cleanser is having one be multifunctioning. Most cleansers should be balancing and able to thoroughly cleanse without stripping the skin of essential oils. A great option is iS Clinical Cleansing Complex as it is actually a 3-in-1. Cleansing Complex cleanses, removes makeup, as well as keeping the skin's PH levels balanced and is excellent for all skin types, ages, and skin conditions.

2. Say goodbye to your daily moisturizer and replace it with an Active Serum and an SPF. Combine these two products together to create your customized "active" daily moisturizer and UV protection will help to simplify your process. Utilizing a Serum for free radical protection and your SPF for UV protection to create your custom daily moisturizer with SPF. Serums penetrate into the skin and give more daily protection. iS Clinical has a great line of Active Serums and we love their Extreme Protect SPF 30. This combination is a new trend in the skincare industry.

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3. For those of you who cannot do away with a daily moisturizer, another cost and time savings approach is to buy a night creme that you can wear during the day as well. This is especially a great option for dry/dehydrated skin types as night cremes are more heavy vs. lightweight day cremes.

4. Also if you still are unable to fully commit to the products that your skin therapist has suggested for you, buying a trial kit in order to determine which products you like the most in a specific line is a great plan of action. Trial kits allow you to sample the core products and see if you want to buy the full-size products. Also if you tend to have a combination of skin conditions you can buy two kits that are skin condition specific and test the products out that way. We like this approach as you are able to tailor your home care while having access to the product lines your skin requires the most. 

With skincare, it is important to understand that in order to see the full benefit you must use the product for a full month to six weeks. This is due to the skin's natural turnover rate. A full skin turnover cycle is recommended unless the product is causing you serious irritation then it is important to discontinue use and contact your skin therapist. They will be happy to help you determine the cause of the reaction and help you find another suitable product.

If you have questions about our skincare approach or are curious about our lines that we carry you can contact us at 404-496-4091 or email us at info@theoryaesthetics.com. We also encourage you to book a skin consultation whether over the phone, virtually or in-clinic. We love to talk skin. We also invite you to visit us at www.theoryaesthetics.com. Follow us on our Instagram page and our Facebook page for latest Theory Aesthetics updates, current and new service offerings and promotions. In addition, we would love to share our passion with you and invite you to schedule a procedure with us. We are passionate about skin care treatments.  Our goal is to make Atlanta look healthy with radiant skin.  

 

XOXO

The Theory Aesthetics Team