The Skincare Treatment Victoria’s Secret Models Swear By

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Trying to keep up with the latest facials is no small task with literally thousands of different techniques, machines, and products on the market, but it seems there are a few seasoned treatments clients continue to rely on, such as  AHA peels and oxygen facials.

The latter is experiencing a new boost thanks to a heavenly set of angels, the Victoria’s Secret models. Whether you’re into fashion or not, the VS models have become a phenomenon of their own and are considered some of the most beautiful women in the world, known for their bouncy hair and flawless, glowy complexions.

As part of their preparation for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show this year, which took place last month, the angels revealed their skincare routine included oxygen facials.

The idea behind oxygen facials isn’t new, but has actually been around since the 1940s. Our skin needs oxygen to stay healthy, young and hydrated. Most of us simply aren’t getting enough of it because of the pollutants in the air blocking pure oxygen from ever entering our pores. Our poor skin is just craving some O2 “TLC”.

Just like we need oxygen to survive, our skin needs oxygen to stay youthful, glowing, and free of impurities. Oxygen counteracts the free radicals and impurities that damage our skin over time by causing fine lines, wrinkles and dullness. As there’s no downtime, it’s become the go-to treatment before a big event for many people.

Bottom Line: O2 = The Fountain of Youth.

Want to feel like a VS angel with beautiful, glowing skin? Then it’s time to “Be Lifted” with the Image Skincare O2 LiftThis luxury spa treatment exfoliates and oxygenates the skin while infusing plant-derived stem cells, peptides, and a high concentration of enzymatic botanicals to leave skin glowing and illuminated. By regenerating your skin cells, The O2 Lift is automatically turning back the clock on your face, smoothing your fine lines, clearing out impurities and leaving your skin hydrated and healthy.

Don’t show up to your next occasion looking dull. Get a super model glow with The O2 Lift and save your skin from damaging free radicals and pollutants.

Because who wouldn’t want angel skin?

Click here to find your nearest Image Skincare salon.

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5 Steps to Fighting Cellulite this Summer

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Sometimes no matter how hard we work out and tone our muscles, stubborn cellulite sticks around. If you’re dealing with this problem, you’re not alone. If you’re like most of us and want to minimise the appearance of stubborn cellulite, here are some tips on how to fight cellulite for good:

1. Limit Salt Intake
The sodium in salt is not your friend when it comes to reducing cellulite appearance. Sodium causes your body to retain fluid, which in turn highlights those dimples on the back of your thighs. After a week of cutting out most of the salt in your diet you should see some results.
2. Cut Back on Processed Foods
Processed or “junk” foods not only lead to weight gain but they swamp your body with toxins. Processed foods also contain a higher amount of sodium and sugar, both of which promote cellulite.
3. Drink Plenty of Water
Hydration is so important for your overall health and the health of your skin. We’ll say it again and again. Drink plenty of water throughout the day, and you’ll be flushing sodium and toxins out of your body before they have a chance to increase the appearance of your cellulite.
4. Sweat It Out
A regular exercise routine is not only going to prevent weight gain, but it will also work to flush some of the existing fat from your body.
5. Use Cell.U.Lift
To complement your cellulite fighting efforts, use a body firming crème like Cell.U.Lift Firming Body Creme twice per day. It’s formulated to fight skin laxity on a cellular level and has been shown to produce tighter and firmer looking skin with a smooth, hydrated surface.

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Why you should be using Hyaluronic Acid

While hyaluronic acid isn’t a new, fresh ingredient, you may be only just starting to hear about it now. This ultimate anti-ageing, skin hydrating booster isn’t entirely new to the skincare scene, but many people don’t know exactly what it is and what it’s used for.

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Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance created in our bodies already, but doesn’t always work to the best of its ability when it is not boosted by a topical formula. Simply put, hyaluronic acid is a hydrator. It binds 1000 times its weight in water, helping to diminish the ageing process.

The benefits of hyaluronic acid are clear:

  • Its moisture-binding properties attract and store moisture in the skin for optimal hydration 24/7
  • Hyaluronic acid plumps and hydrates, which weakens during the ageing process
  • Leaves skin feeling soft, smooth and hydrated, making the skin look more radiant
  • Improves the appearance of dine lines by plumping and firming the skin
  • Hydrates and calms even redness-prone and congested skin types like rosacea sufferers

Hyaluronic acid is not only for those suffering from dry, red and dehydrated skin. It is suitable to use even on oily, sensitive and acne-prone skin, making it the ultimate multi-tasker for all skin types. While its lightweight formulation absorbs immediately, it allows enough time to maximise nourishing of the skin as soon as it is applied.

Image Skincare’s VITAL C range is the perfect solution to dry, dull and dehydrated skin with most of its product line containing hyaluronic acid as its key ingredient. VITAL C protects skin from harsh environmental stressors with a rich blend of botanicals, targeting visible skin dehydration with a multi-depth hydrating formula, to create a soothing and healthy way to improve skin

Products containing hyaluronic acid:

Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum

Hydrating Repair Crème

Hydrating Enzyme Masque

Hydrating Intense Moisturiser

Hydrating Eye Recovery Gel

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Why Vitamin C is Essential to your Health

We’ve known for a very long time that Vitamin C is essential to our health, but what many people don’t realize is just how essential it is for beautiful, healthy skin. Vitamin E is usually the vitamin most people think of immediately when thinking about skin health, but, believe it or not, Vitamin C is just as important, if not more so!

Collagen Production:

Collagen is a type of protein, one that’s essential for our health. In a way, it’s the glue that holds us together. Collagen is synthesised by our bodies, which means it’s not a protein that we have to eat—we can make it ourselves. However, in order to do so, we need plenty of Vitamin C. Collagen is a critical factor when it comes to your skin’s elasticity, softness, and health.Citrus fruit

While getting Vitamin C via your diet or by taking an oral supplement is helpful for overall collagen production, you can do even more to boost your skin’s collagen formation by applying it topically. In fact, it’s believed that topical application is 20 x more effective than taking a supplement. Your body continues to produce collagen throughout your life, but the levels of collagen present in your skin itself declines as the years pass, making treatments like topical Vitamin C even more important.

Healing and repair:

The benefits of Vitamin C don’t stop there. It’s also a key factor in healing and skin regeneration. There are several different reasons for this, from its supportive role in collagen production to its ability to prevent free radical damage. Vitamin C can even help repair DNA damage in skin cells, which could be one of the reasons that higher Vitamin C levels in the skin correlate to a lower risk of skin cancer. Vitamin C helps to protect your skin from all types of damage, and helping it repair that damage as well. From aging to UV radiation, it seems like there’s nothing Vitamin C can’t help combat. It’s been clinically proven to improve existing fine wrinkles, complexion, and roughness.

Getting your Vitamin C dose:

image_vitalc_sm4There are many wonderful wholefoods from which you can get your recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C. Citrus fruits are closely associated with Vitamin C, but it also present in many other fruits and vegetables. Of course, if your diet is lacking fresh fruits and vegetables, you can also consider taking a supplement.

But when it comes to topical application, nothing is better than our VITAL C line. We’ve recognized that a Vitamin C antioxidant topical application isn’t going to be one size fits all, not for different people, or even different areas of the face!

Our VITAL C Hydrating Eye Recovery Gel, for example, is ideal for those who want to concentrate on fine lines around the eyes, while our VITAL C Hydrating Intense Moisturizer and VITAL C Hydrating Repair Crème offer two options for some serious skin rehab! Regardless of which product in the line you choose, you’ll know that you’re giving your skin the very best, along with a healing dose of a critical nutrient.

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How does vitamin c help your skin?

We’ve all seen vitamin c, or its scientific name ascorbic acid, listed as an active ingredient in various skincare products – and for good reason. This incredible water-soluble sugar acid serves the complexion by protecting from and reversing damage to the skin, no matter the skin type in question. For those in search of anti-aging effects or healing from troublesome skin conditions, Vitamin C should be the cornerstone of the skincare routine.  But do you really know the extent of how it works for your skin?

Let’s start with the basics. As mentioned, the chemical name for vitamin C is ascorbic acid: a (no) scorbitus (scurvy). Scurvy is a disease caused by a vitamin C deficiency. We definitely don’t want that! Using vitamin C helps to protect the skin against many unpleasant skin problems. Our studies show that it significantly improves hydration, small wrinkles, glare, brown spots, roughness, and suppleness.Vital C Range

Ascorbic acid is a sugar acid and an antioxidant that protects your skin against UVA and UVB radiation. It inhibits melanogenesis (the formation of melanin), prevents cell damage caused by free radicals, and helps to fight infections, heal wounds, and keep tissues healthy.

Adding vitamin C to products prevents and treats the aging of skin, as well as increases elastic fibers. These fibers tighten skin to look younger and firmer.

After completing a study of the effects of vitamin C on the skin, our very own Dr. Ronert stated, “overall appearance of photodamaged skin was improved in the skin treated with ascorbic acid”.

Vitamin C is a key ingredient in our Vital C line. This line includes a Facial CleanserHydrating Anti-age SerumRepair CrèmeEye Recovery GelEnzyme MasqueA C & E serum, and Intense Moisturiser. Suitable for both men and women, this entire range of products has the most uplifting and fresh scent about it, which awakens your senses each and every time you use it and results in radiant, healthy looking skin!

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