Perfectly Lit With Lorac

OK ladies, this is a first. You know that I am the dermatological queen – blogging on the most technologically advanced skin care out there – right? Me? Write about make up? Mais, non ma petite! OH YES, mais oui!

I am all about luminosity. I live for it, breathe it, I would eat it if I could. I steep my skin in Sandra’s brew of growth factors, glycolics, Retin-A, you name it. All to obtain the visage that reflects light just so or Comme Ça as the French would say. I have the AM routine to a science with just the right amount of a luminous foundation – but apply powder and like a wet blanket on a great party – my luminosity is gone. Ditto x10 for a touch up powder.

My absolute cannot live without newest product is Lorac Perfectly Lit Luminous powder. It won Allure’s “Best of Beauty” and I am SO not surprised. I love it so much I want to marry it. I’m not kidding. This product is unlike any other powder I have ever found to get that glow. Don’t you DARE put a single sparkle on my face to achieve it – I want glow not glitter! This baby achieves it beautifully (no pun intended).

Developed by the diva makeup artist of the red carpet, Carol Shaw. She knows how to give celebs the glow-we-all-want-to-know. Lorac is rumored to be a fave of Nicole Kidman.

According to Shaw, “When a celebrity is on set and looks flawless we say, “She is Perfectly Lit.” This oil-free luminizing powder creates the effect of being in your own personal spotlight, which helps diminish the appearance of imperfections while evening out the skin tone for a flawless, youthful, radiant complexion. The oil, fragrance and talc-free powder are good for all skin types, including sensitive skin. I use Perfectly Lit to highlight cheekbones, or I use it over makeup on the entire face for a flawless, luminous finish.”

Perfectly Lit? Takes on a whole new meaning from our college party days.

Make up bag meet Perfectly Lit. Perfectly Lit, meet my makeup bag. You two will be inseparable. Makes my walk to the train feel like a walk down the red carpet. Paparazzi hold your pictures, please!

 

Ciao for now,

Sandra Witten, MPAS, PA-C

 

Beauty Penned With Bio Serum

What is small, stealth, and can slip into your beauty arsenal like a secret agent—and this is no Mont Blanc pen? This beauty pen is uber cool and can leap tall wrinkles in a single bound. The company? Neocutis. The product? Bio-serum. Thank goodness they have a 30ml size, I simply cannot live without this product.


Neocutis is one of the most technologically advanced companies on the market. Accordding to Neocuties this product is “The most intensive stimulating PSP® serum available with an unprecedented concentration of PSP® (100% more) to help reduce signs of skin aging in as little as 7 days.” Seven days, are you kidding me? I have waited longer for a pair of Louboutin’s to be delivered.

Can I get hooked up to a PSP® IV? This technology was born out of Swiss wound healing research. Their growth factor was actually tested on pediatric burn patients. The patients treated with the growth factor, healed faster, with better healthy tissue, and less scarring than those without. The “Mega Minds” in the lab have found similarities between the needs of wounded skin and aging skin. Violà—PSP® was born.

I seriously love the technology behind this company. Not all growth factors are created equal, my friend! There are plenty out there, and in this seasoned clinician’s opinion, Neocutis has the most pure and effective growth factor available today. My opening PinkMemo blog featured one of their products and I have been featured several times on television talking about the “four-in-one” product – Journée. So can I donate my wrinkles to Swiss science?

Ciao for now,

Sandra Witten, PA-C, MPAS

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NeoStrata: The Mega Multitasker

We all do it—juggling, but can we apply the same multitasking efforts to our beauty regime? So, just how many beauty products can we worship at once? NeoStrata took me by surprise, dare I say, it rocked my world. Neo strata means New Skin in Italian, and they can repave the road on my face any time. This company was developed by Dr. VanScott and Dr. Yu who founded, yes founded the Alphy Hydroxy Acid molecule. These molecular rock stars love to play around with acids in their laboratory (sounds kinda psychedelic, huh?), and they were first to discover the rejuvenating powers of the super star—AHA. So this is the Big Daddy company of exfoliation and rejuvenation. Ummm, where do I sign up?

Enter NeoStrata Skin Active, the name says it all. How many products can I pack into my anti-aging basket? The Skin Active line contains the most technologically advanced ingredients: Patented NeoGucosamine (NAG) for short—kinda sounds like your mother in law? But I digress. Patented Maltobionic acid (derived from beer – oh yeah, baby!), Retinol (if you don’t know this player, oh do we have to talk) Peptides, the oh-so coveted Glycolic Acid, Super antioxidants (including Chardonnay grape seed extract—really? I am feeling a bit Patsy from Ab Fab), and PhytoCellTec Extract (Apple stem cell extract). So I have derivatives from beer, wine, and apple pie on my face? Perfect, all without a single ding to my waistline, I am even more in love with these products than before.

Bottom Line: Reduced wrinkles, reduced pigmentation and increased collagen. All at the sweet price of $79.00 for a kit containing FOUR products (and all multitask). Visit your local Chi-town Dermatologist for the kit or visit: NeoStrata.

Ciao for now,
Sandra Witten, PA-C, MPAS

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Even Skin Needs Therapy: Ultherapy A Non Surgical Facelift

Why, oh why does everything SAG as we age? Gravity is not kind my friends – BUT if there was ever an anti-sag procedure here it is! Ultherapy is the BUZZ amongst dermatologists and plastic surgeons alike. It does for your skin what squats do for your derriere. You could almost bounce a quarter off your [...]

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