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5 Ways To Detox Your Skin

Detox Your Skin

An ever-growing New Year tradition is to detox the body after the holidays. Many people do this to help jump start weight loss or “reset” the body after weeks of eating, drinking and other merriment. But, the benefits of detoxing are not just beneficial for your body and mind; they are also fantastic for your skin! Just as important as it is to be cautious about what you put inside your body, it is also important to be mindful of releasing the body’s toxins. Not only does detoxing cleanse your skin, but it also rebuilds and maintains the health of it overall. Here are five ways to detoxify your skin and keep it looking fresher than ever!

1.  Drink Up.
Drinking lots of water is key to cleansing your skin. It is one of the easiest and most impactful ways to increase skin hydration and flush out any toxins. According to scientific research, everyone should drink on average about three litres of water each day. For an extra boost, add a few drops of liquid chlorophyll to your water. It will help improve the efficiency of oxygen transportation in your body, making it feel and look more refreshed.

2. You Are What You Eat.
Watching what you eat is another easy way to detox your skin. Avoiding foods that tend to congest the skin – such as spicy foods, alcohol, caffeine and refined sugar – is one way that you avoid toxic build up in your body. This doesn’t mean that you can’t indulge in your favourite junk foods every now and then; just be sure to make the effort to be cautious about what you are putting into your body regularly. We like the 80/20 rule.

3. Pack in Powerful Probiotics.
Including probiotics into your diet has been proven to detox inside and out. Probiotics offer the body regular bowel movements and help support a strong immune system. These key elements play a major role in toxin-free skin. Some foods that include probiotics are yogurt, soy milk, milk, dark chocolate, pickles and olives.

4. Beautify the Bath.
By adding a few ingredients to your bath water, you can detoxify your skin and draw out dirt from your pores. To help destroy toxins, organisms and residue left by soap, add two cups of Epsom salts and ¼ cup baking soda to your bath. Besides the detoxifying benefits, this combination will help to soothe irritated skin and boost magnesium levels. Turn up the benefits even more by sprinkling your favourite essential oil in a well – and light some candles for added relaxation and atmosphere.

5. Sweat it Out.
Exercising at least 30 minutes each day is a great way to maintain healthy skin and a healthy body. Sweating out your toxins is another easy way to ensure natural cleansing of the skin. Exercise has also been proven to relieve stress, which can also, in turn, help improve skin. Just remember to wash your face after exercise with a gentle cleanser that removes dirt and oil from skin, while maintaining skin’s delicate pH.

Start fresh today with clear, beautiful skin you can feel proud of!

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The Wait Is Finally Over: IMAGE Holiday Gifts Have Arrived!

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The season of twinkling lights and cheer is upon us! But is your skin just as bright?

With the elevated spirits also comes with a busier and more stressful time—the uptick in traveling on long flights, shopping for gifts, and hosting get-togethers isn’t always the best formula for glowing skin (and the same can be said for your loved ones). So this holiday season, we hand-picked our favourite products that will give you the fast-track ticket to back to luminous skin.

We introduce to you our 2017 Holiday Collection and Stocking Stuffers!

THE IMAGE SKINCARE 2017 HOLIDAY COLLECTION I
Take out the guesswork and the pressure off yourself with this signature keepsake box featuring three of our perennial favorites.

This glow-giving set contains The MAX Stem Cell Facial Cleanser, VITAL C Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum and PREVENTION+ Daily Matte Moisturiser. PLUS, a I MASK Biomolecular Anti-Aging Radiance Mask, absolutely free! Let’s take a look:

The MAX Stem Cell Facial Cleanser
This luxuriously creamy cleanser glides on skin to sweep away debris, purify pores and optimise skin’s delicate pH levels—all while respecting the delicate skin barrier and without disrupting its moisture balance. Plant-derived stem cell extracts of apple, edelweiss and leuojum aestivum help prolong cell vitality and a powerful polypeptide complex helps fight against the signs of aging, while anti-inflammatory oat kernel soothes skin. This cleanser is free of acid, sulfates and parabens.

VITAL C Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum
We couldn’t have a holiday set without this signature best-seller. The original brightening and lightening serum contains a 15% blend of vitamin C to help expedite collagen production and fiercely protect skin from the environmental damage that causes premature aging. Hydrating superstar hyaluronic acid, adds plumping moisture to soften the appearance of lines and argireline delivers a lifting effect that’s been compared to Botox®, as it helps ease facial muscle contractions. You have to try it to believe it.

PREVENTION+ Daily Matte Moisturiser
Applying a daily broad-spectrum sunscreen is the absolute best way to prevent the manifestation of aging signs like wrinkles, dark spots and sagging. This oil-free moisturiser contains a blend of chemical and physical sunscreen to respectively block and absorb UV rays, while apple stem cells promote the longevity of cells. We also included micro-sponge technology to absorb excess oil so you’re left with a shine-free, matte canvas that makes the perfect primer for makeup.

I MASK Biomolecular Anti-Aging Radiance Mask
We included this mask as a bonus to offer a convenient, effective boost of luminescence and anti-aging action. Perfect for jet-setting or the night before or day of an event (office holiday party, anyone?), this ultra-pampering sheet mask infuses your skin with an amino acid complex to help stimulate collagen and elastin, Jeju volcanic oxygen water to deliver a rush of hydration and a copper complex for cell regeneration. You’ll notice an instant glow along with an overall revitalisation ideal for neutralising holiday stress.

STOCKING STUFFERS
Be the Secret Santa of beautiful skin this year by dropping in one of our stocking stuffers – the perfect IMAGE introduction or complement to anyone’s skincare routine.

Merry & Bright Collection
This collection contains travel-size versions of our VITAL C favorites – (mini size)

• VITAL C Hydrating Facial Cleanser: emulsifies makeup, gently removes, nourishes skin with essential antioxidants and vitamins.
• VITAL C Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum: re-energises, evens out and brightens even the dullest of complexions.
• VITAL C Hydrating Enzyme Masque: dissolves dead skin cells that make skin look gloomy and lackluster, while infusing skin with nutrients that encourage a youthful glow.
• VITAL C Hydrating Repair Crème: quenches dryness or dehydration with potent ceramides while soothing winter-afflicted skin.
• PREVENTION + Daily Hydrating Moisturiser: adds a lovely sheer, weightless veil of protection from aging UV rays.

Festive Favorites Collection
This stuffer contains a combination of our popular VITAL C and the MAX products (mini size):

• The MAX Stem Cell Facial Cleanser: removes pore-clogging impurities while delivering pH-balancing, age-defying nutrients into skin for a perfectly refreshed and balanced complexion
• The MAX Stem Cell Serum: multi-layer technology releases nutripeptides and an exclusive blend of plant stem cells deep into the skin to combat the effects of aging and stimulate new collagen.
• VITAL C Hydrating Enzyme Masque: dissolves dead skin cells that make skin look gloomy and lackluster, while infusing skin with nutrients that encourage a youthful glow.
• VITAL C Hydrating Repair Crème: quenches dryness or dehydration with potent ceramides while soothing winter-afflicted skin.
• PREVENTION + Daily Tinted Moisturiser: offers full-on UV and antioxidant protection along with a universally flattering sheer tint to blur out imperfections.

Take the stress out of holiday shopping and, this year, give out good skin! Your loved ones will love you for helping them feel great in their own skin—and that’s priceless.

Click here to find your nearest IMAGE stockist.

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4 ways to get your skin ready for Spring!

4 4 ways to get your skin ready for Spring!

The days are slowly getting longer and you know what that means it’s almost time for cute tops and sandals. But before you start stocking your wardrobe with short shorts, sleeveless tops and sundresses, there are a few skin issues you need to take care of.

Brighten your skin by exfoliating
Just like animals shed their winter coats, you too need to shed all the dry, dead skin from your body to brighten and refresh your look. To do this, invest in an exfoliating cloth or brush and use it with a good exfoliating scrub all over your face and body while you’re in the shower. Once you’re done, make sure to replenish your skin’s hydration by applying a hydrating body lotion all over. Try Image Skincare Ageless Total Resurfacing Masque and Body Spa Exfoliating Body Scrub.

Get rid of unwanted hair
Your legs haven’t seen the light of day since May so why bother shaving them? But as the warmer days make bare-legged outfits more acceptable, you’ll want to get back into your hair removal routine – be it shaving, suagring, waxing, or lasering. Make sure you moisturise afterward any hair removal and try to stay out the sun as skin is more sensitive after hair removal.

Stock up on sunscreen
Sunscreen is important all year round, but now that there’s actually an opportunity for you to spend hours basking in its glow, it’s more important than ever to make sure you protect yourself from harmful UV rays. If you don’t have one already, make sure you pick up a moisturiser with at least SPF 15 that you can (and will) wear every day. Try Image Skincare Prevention+ Daily Ultimate Protection Moisturiser 

Get a skin tune-up
You’re consistent about getting your oil changed and touching up your roots, so here’s another thing to put in your calendar to do every few months: Get a skin tune-up. Visiting the salon for regular facials will help you get rid of blemishes and dead skin, plus, who doesn’t love getting pampered?

Get Spring ready with our skin rescue remedy – an Oxygenating Facial! Click here to find your nearest Image Skincare salon.

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Worldwide Launch Party 2017 Event Recap

Every year, the top licensed skincare professionals, estheticians, industry professionals, and select beauty & wellness media convene across the globe at IMAGE Skincare’s highly anticipated Worldwide Launch Parties. These launches are already the largest skincare events in the World, but every year, the events somehow manage to top the last, both in attendance and sheer excitement. Bruno Mars’ 24k Magic was the theme of the 2017 launch and it certainly lived up to it, with launch parties across the globe laden with black and gold accents to set the party – for the launch of Image Skincare’s NEW product releases – in motion.

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From the moment our guests sashayed into the pumping room, with masquerade masks on and balloons filling the room, the excitement was palpable if our wired team had anything to show for it! Guests were treated to not only product unveilings and playing around with the new formulas and products, but the powerful story behind the brand, and what motivates them to continue in their venture for effective, clinically proven skincare for everyone, no matter their circumstance or condition.

Sipping on champagne, taking YANA Collagen shots and partaking in the “Masquerade Selfie Challenge”, guests were also thrilled to receive a gift bag of the revolutionary new products.

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In 2017, we are excited to unveil our best and brightest launch events to date, and we’ve got more than just a few reasons why…all will be unveiled soon.

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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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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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