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Lighter, Brighter, Illuminated Hands

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The colder months are on their way and will be here before we know it. Say goodbye to summer problems, and hello to winter woes. Very often it is our hands that we neglect the most during the long winter months. For most of us caring for our face and dare I say body may be part of our daily routine, but sometimes we neglect our hands leaving them dry, blotchy and irritated.

Our hands are usually the second impression we give others when we offer a handshake, so it’s very important to tak192e34f58e20d3546991946b7bd106a0e the time to implement good care of your hands albeit with very little effort!

Image Skincare’s Iluma range works effectively to take care of the skin, from face to body to the delicate skin on your hands. The Iluma Intense Lightening Hand Crème is not just your daily hydrating hand moisturiser for dehydrated skin. It also contains intense skin lightening agents which diminish those tell-tale age spots on the back of the hand – often caused by sun damage.

This revolutionary hand cream provides daily UVA and UVB broad-spectrum protection and powerful antioxidants, to fight against free radicals and further effects from the environment.

Image Skincare incorporates important natural ingredients into this cream:

  • ILUMA intense lightening hand cremeCoenzyme Q10, which is a super antioxidant
  • Kombuchka – which is a potent antioxidant with brightening properties
  • Kojic Acid and Mulberry – both natural skin lighteners
  • Heliopan and Parsol – sunscreen ingredients which protect against photo damage and premature ageing of the skin
  • Senestem – significantly lightens pigmentation (age spots) and increases dermal and epidermal thickness
  • Purple Passion flower – which protects against UV rays
  • BV-OSC –  stable Vitamin C ester, antioxidant, accelerates collagen synthesis up to 50% better than L-ascorbic acid

Applying regularly throughout the day offers the best results. Make it part of your daily routine and you will soon see smoother and younger looking hands.

Remember that the Iluma Intense Lightening Hand Crème contains SPF 15. One of its key ingredients is 43% Parasol 340 which acts to protect against the harmful effects of UV rays from the sun and reduce premature signs of ageing – an extra essential for people who spend a lot of time driving with your hands on the wheel, exposed to those dangerous UV rays.

Find your local Image Skincare stockist today and pick up your Illuma hand crème so that even your hands can age later with Image.

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Your Night Time Skincare Routine

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Step 1 | Cleanse

Start your evening routine with a gentle cleanser. Your skin tends to need a little bit more washing in the evenings since you have been out and about all day, wearing makeup and eating food so swipe your favourite cleanser on your damp face (we recommend the Vital C Hydrating Facial Cleanser) a wash it off with warm water.

Step 2 | Serum

Next, it’s time to focus on the problem areas of your face. Serums are a great solutions for uneven skin tone, dull skin, fine lines and more. With a few drops of our current favourite Ormedic Balancing Antioxidant Serum, lightly cover your face with the cooling serum, focusing specifically on your t-zone or other problem areas.

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Step 3| Moisturise with a Repair Crème

Promote healthy, more youthful skin with a heavier more nourishing repair crème in the evenings. Due to its greater density, it diminishes wrinkles and tightens the skin while you sleep. Your skin will drink up the antioxidants in the crème (we recommend the Ageless Total Repair Crème) for you to wake up to a radiant, hydrated face.

Step 4 | Masque (weekly)

It’s important to exfoliate each week with a masque that resurfaces and rejuvenates the skin, leaving the skin ultra-smooth. Opt for a weekly night routine that includes this step, allowing your skin to rid itself of dead skin cells that build up, refreshing your skin for the week. With revolutionary stem cell technology, the MAX Stem Cell Masque with vectorize-technology works to revitalise dull skin from the week and your day for a radiant look in the morning.

 

 

 

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6 Dangerous Sunscreen Mistakes

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With skin cancer on the rise here in Australia, it’s more important than ever to get smart when it comes to sunscreen. Protect yourself by checking out these common mistakes that you may be making with your sunscreen.

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  1. I don’t need to sunscreen because I need the Vitamin D. It’s true. Vitamin D is essential as it absorbs calcium and promotes bone growth. But you can get a sufficient amount of Vitamin D by spending only 10-15 minutes in the sun. It’s not worth foregoing sunscreen, as most people don’t apply enough to prevent the production of Vitamin D anyway.
  2. One application lasts an entire day. One application in the morning isn’t going to last you throughout the entire day. If you are swimming, playing sports, or spending the day out in the sun, then your sunscreen should be reapplied approximately every two hours.
  3. I don’t need the sunscreen because I have dark skin. While people with more pigment in their skin do have a lower risk of getting cancer, they are not completely immune. As a matter of fact, skin cancer can be even more dangerous for those with darker skin as it’s often diagnosed in the later stages.
  4. A base tan protects me. A tan is your body’s reaction to UV exposure. It’s a sign that damage has already been done, and this does not protect your skin from further damage.
  5. I only need to protect my face. Many people only apply sunscreen to their face in order to protect it from premature aging. While this is a good habit, the truth is that you can develop skin cancer anywhere the sun touches. Don’t forget your neck, hands, legs and feet not only for the sake of protecting your skin from cancer, but protecting those areas from premature aging as well.
  6. I’ll be inside all day. While windows do block more intense UV rays, it still allows enough rays to pass through to cause damage. You can easily swap your everyday moisturizer with the PREVENTION+ Daily Hydrating Moisturizer that has an SPF of 30.

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Fun in the sun beach bag essentials:

  1. Keeping your hat in your bag is a cardinal rule when it comes to the subject of sun protection. It can protect your scalp ad cut down on the rays that are hitting on your face and neck.
  2. When it comes to any outdoor trip, sunglasses are an obvious requirement. While protecting your eyes from the sun so you can safely explore those summer horizons. They also provide sun protection for delicate eye area and prevents squinting… which can lead to wrinkles.14723556_351649061843501_2953693591219732480_n
  3. Lip balm. Keep your pout hydrated and beach-ready with IMAGE Skincare’s ORMEDIC Balancing Lip Enhancement Complex.
  4. Beach towel. This handy item provides a safe haven to rest your rump and it doubles as a cover-up if you feel like you having too much sin with your fun.
  5. Grapes, strawberries and watermelon make perfect snacks for the beach. They are refreshing, sweet and won’t make you feel too full or lethargic.
  6. Plenty of water. Don’t forget to pack the biggest bottle of water you can find. Staying hydrated on a hot day is important not only for your skin but also prevents dehydration.
  7. Sun-protection. Tanned skin looks beautiful but how long does it last? Wrinkles, pigmentation and skin cancer are long term. Make sure you use a sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30 and if you’d like to be a bit tanner before entering the beach; use Sunescape Tanning Mousse the day before and continue applying the Sunescape Extender to keep that bronzed glow glowing.
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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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Collagen: Is It Really So Important?

Collagen is the most abundant structural protein in our connective tissue, making up 75% of our skin. It supports the appearance of smooth youthful skin and also provides structure and strength for our bones, muscles and tendons. Collagen, keratin and elastin give the skin its strength, elasticity and structure.

The body naturally produces the collagen that it needs, but this production gradually disrupts as part of the natural aging process. Women produce less collagen than men, and this collagen is lost at a rate of about 1% per year. This means that a woman has lost almost half of the collimagemodel-77122agen from her skin by the age of 50.

Collagen is also greatly affected by environmental stresses such as sun exposure, nutrition, skin damage, and exposure to toxins such as pollutions, cigarette smoke and recreational drugs. With decreased collagen, the skin loses its natural elasticity and firmness, and fine lines, wrinkles and sagging appear.

What is collagen?

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, supporting the cohesion, elasticity and regeneration of the skin. The predominate form of collagen in the skin is type 1 representing about 80%, supporting skin strength, while 20% is type 3 collagen which maintains elasticity. The most common amino acid includes glycine, proline, hydroxyproline and arginine. They supply nutrition to nourish the skin, hair and nails and are essential to maintaining collagen at healthy levels.

What are peptides?

Peptides also play an important role in maintaining healthy collagen levels I the skin. Amino acids form chains of proteins called peptides, these chains form both long and short strands each offering a specific and powerful anti-aging benefit helping to stimulate natural collagen production. Maintaining the amount of collagen is the key to beautiful skin, unfortunately as we age the production of collagen begins to slow down and cell structures begin to lose their strength. As a result, the skin becomes fragile, less elastic and wrinkles begin to form, this is when supplemental forms of collagen should be added to daily regimens.therapy2-300x169

What is hydrolyzed collagen?

Supplementing collagen to the skin is best achieved in a specific form called hydrolyzed collagen which is comprised of small amino acids, also referred to as collagen peptides which are absorbed quickly by the body and stimulate the body’s own natural production of collagen. In clinical studies this bioavailable form of collagen has been shown to significantly reduce wrinkle volume, increase elasticity and skin hydration levels. Due to the absorption ability of hydrolyzed collagen, significant increases in fibroblast leading to increase density of the skin have also been demonstrated.

How do ceramides contribute?

Like collagen, ceramides are also a major component of the skin. Ceramides protect against moisture loss and promote a youthful and supple appearance. Ceramides also support the skins matrix contributing to firmness and hydration. A potent plant based extract derived from wheat seed is a natural and gluten free ceramide which has been shown to be very effective in replenishing skin hydration, essential to the moisture barrier.

IMAGE Skincare is now launching YANA Daily Collagen Shots to Australia. A revolutionary new way to rejuvenate your skin from within.

What is YANA?

Described in ancient cultures as passage or journey, YANA is the path to radiant skin that begins from within. The unique fusion of ancient wisdom and cutting edge technology unveils a new path on the journey to a more youthful, radiant complexion.

YANA is a daily anti-aging collagen drink that helps to rebuild and strengthen skin by boosting the body’s natural collagen production. YANA offers a new approach to skin yana-beauty-liquid-16ozhealth, utilising a bioactive collagen peptide that is clinically proven to:

  • Increase skin firmness
  • Reduce wrinkle depth
  • Restore hydration
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