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Products to Always Pair Together

When browsing the MUAC/ BellEvolve website, you’ll notice that we suggest companion products to many of our items on the product pages to help you select appropriate items and take away some of the guess work. But there are some rules when it comes to making perfect matches…

Here are some to keep in mind for the future!

Pair Acids with Non Acids
This may sound super obvious, but when purchasing an acid serum or a chemical peel, we always suggest a gentle cleanser, toner and moisturizer to use during the time you’re under “the influence” of acids. Using too many acidic products at once will cause stress and sever redness, even burning of your skin. It’s always critical to combine soothing, gentle non-acidic products during the days you’re using chemical peels or serums. Some of our suggested products are:

Sensitive Skin? Pair a Soothing Cleanser/Toner with an Enzyme Peel
Let’s face it, some acids and retinoids are just too harsh some skin, especially super sensitive skin.Thus, pairing gentle products with enzyme based products is a very good idea. That’s because enzymes offer gentle exfoliation for skin that can’t handle acids. Our MUAC Triple Enzyme Peel is an excellent choice for sensitive skin, paired up with our  Papaya Enzyme Cleanser our soothing Cucumber Toner.

Pair Acne Products with Argan Oil (or similar moisturizers)
Often times, acne sufferers are pretty harsh to their skin as they use many strong products to treat the acne (such as our MUAC TCA Peel ). But, skin also needs to be soothed and moisturized especially during acne treatments so that it doesn’t actually product MORE oil/ more breakouts. Skin can actually undergo an overdose of harsh acids and go haywire, which causes even MORE breakouts. Thus, we always suggest an oil free non-comodogenic moisturizer such as Argan Oil, coconut oil, or our MUAC Green Tea-Pomegranate Moisturizer (which is oil free) to sooth skin and protect it.

We hope you enjoyed these suggestions and learning about why certain products are fabulous companions.  If you have any questions or concerns about ANY of our products, or just need a skincare regimen, you can always write to us directly at info@makeupartistschoice.com
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The “Acid” that’s Always Safe to Use… And A Magnet for Healthy Moisture

You may have seen it on the ingredients list of many skincare products… HA or Hyaluronate… or Hyaluronan: all represent Hyaluronic Acid. Although the word “acid” is part of its title, this “acid” is an anomaly compared to others; the difference being, HA is a super moisturizer/humectant that creates a gel-like framework for collagen, elastin and skin cells. Many report their skin plumper and “dewier” after using it. young woman touching her face
You cannot overuse HA, and you can never harm yourself using it (unless of course you have a specific allergy to HA). What makes HA so effective is that it can hold 1,000 times its weight in water. So, unlike Lactic, Glycolic, and Mandelic acids… Hyaluronic stands alone.
HA is effective for treating burns and sun damage as well for its humectant properties, and has also been deemed “the key molecule involved in skin moisture.”

Many of our best products use HA for anti aging, as well as skin repair:
If you have not tried these outstanding products, we offer samples sizes for all. Click on any of the links above, then select “Choose a Size” — you’ll see the sample option.
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Niacinamide Serum

Our Niacinamide Serum (Vitamin B3) is an excellent addition for *all* skin types, including acneic skin. If you are fighting both acne and wrinkles, this serum is for you.

What is Niacinamide?

Known as Vitamin B3 and nicotinic acid, niacinamide is a powerful cell communicating ingredient. It offers *multiple* benefits for aging skin. Niacinamide improve’s skin elasticity, enhances its barrier function, helps to erase discolorations, and revives the tone and texture to more healthy, rejuvenated skin.

If you fight both acne and wrinkles, this is a *must* for your skin care regime.

Benefits:
Increases ceramides and free fatty acid levels in the skin
Prevents the skin from losing water content
Reduces skin oiliness
Reduces pore size
Improves Rosacea
Stimulates skin circulation
Treats uneven skin tones
Mitigates acne and the red marks acne leaves behind (PIH)
Excellent for clients struggling with both Wrinkles and Acne
Improve skin’s elasticity
Helps to erase skin discoloration

A 12 week study showed a 16.3% improvement in facial evenness, 41% reduction in wrinkles, 10% less skin redness, 15.9% fewer pores, 16.7% increase in hydration of the stratum corneum (surface layer of the skin) and 6.8% fewer spots.

Available in a 2 dram sample (1/8 oz), 1 oz airless pump bottle, or a 1.7 oz airless pump bottle.

Purchase here:

http://www.makeupartistschoice.com/BellEvolve-Niacinamide-Serum-Vitamin-B3_p_295.html

Revives healthy skin tone and texture
A 12 week study showed a 16.3% improvement in facial evenness, 41% reduction in wrinkles, 10% less skin redness, 15.9% fewer pores, 16.7% increase in hydration of the stratum corneum (surface layer of the skin) and 6.8% fewer spots.

Available in a 2 dram sample (1/8 oz), 1 oz airless pump bottle, or a 1.7 oz airless pump bottle.

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BellEvolve DNA Triple Peptide Repair/Protect

Our intensive BellEvolve DNA Triple Peptide Repair/Protect brings emergency treatment to exhausted skin damaged by external factors and free radicals. Three advanced peptides, along with hyaluronic acid, will target fragile zones and help to rebuild skin to a healthy glow.

As we age, the regenerative process just can’t keep up against all the years of exposure to UV damage and environmental stressors.

Our BellEvolve DNA Triple Peptide Repair/Protect helps your skin repair DNA damage and will protect your skin, thus dramatically improving the quality of your appearance and alleviate the visible signs of aging. Wrinkles will be reduced and your skin will look much more youthful.

Fights multiple factors of aging
Reinforces DNA system integrity
Reduces Wrinkles
Moisturizes
Fights DNA damage from UV exposure and environmental stress
Skin looks more youthful

Specs:
Juveleven – DNA Repair and Protect
Pepha Protect – DNA Repair and Protect
Preventhelia – DNA Repair and Protect
Hyaluronic Acid – humectant/moisturizing
Paraben Free
Store in a cool, dry place, avoid light

Juveleven  (INCI: Butylene Glycol, Water, Acetyl Hexapeptide-51, Amide) – designed to enhance the natural mechanisms to diminish the DNA damages that several factors produced along with the years, protecting genomic integrity. reduces existing cellular DNA damages and increase protection from their negative visible effects, therefore helping to obtain a younger skin aspect for longer.

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Pepha Protect INCI: Water (and) Glycerin (and) Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract
Pepha™-Protect is a highly purified Watermelon extract with the ability to protect the DNA in skin cells from damage caused by UV-light induced free radicals. Pepha®-Protect is a preventative ingredient of choice to protect the skin against the breakdown of the DNA caused by UV-light and pollution.

Preventhelia  INCI: Water (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Diaminopropionoyl Tripeptide-33
Ability to inhibit the formation of carbonyl proteins as a result of oxidative stress by scavenging RCS.
Has a significant photoprotective effect on human epidermal keratinocytes and humal dermal fibroblasts.
Protects skin cells from UVA-induced DNA damage.
Able to promote DNA repair system capacity.
Results in overall complete skin protection to minimize the effects of intrinsic and extrinsic aging.
The clinical studies for Preventhelia are impressive:

92% increase in cell viability for skin that has had UV damage when using Preventhelia™
Preventhelia™ increases cell viability by more than 13,000% respect to irradiated cells (yes… 13,000%)
3 hours after skin was irradiated, repair capacity increased with the presence of Preventhelia™

http://www.makeupartistschoice.com/BellEvolve-DNA-Triple-Peptide-RepairProtect_p_288.html

 

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Stop Over-Dosing and Start Balancing

Opposites attract for a reason… to achieve that ying and yang of harmony between two forces. Skincare requires the same approach for optimal skin health and appearance.

Yet, it’s easy to over-treat skin within the same families of products… and that’s when balance is lost and problems occur.

For instance, with dry skin you might use multiple moisturizing products all in the same day. You believe it’s helping you fight dry skin. But instead of achieving healthy moisture, you overdosed on hydrating products… and possibly clogged your pores. Where did you go wrong? Not balancing your regime.

OR… say you’re combating oily skin. You attempt to dry it up with acid cleansers, toners and creams. You may even throw in a chemical peel to finish the job. But your end result shows very irritated skin with breakouts and dry patches all at the same time. How does that happen? By overdosing and not balancing.

So we’ve simplified balancing skincare with two rules:

Rule #1 — Balance Acids with Non Acids

Any harsh acids or retinoids should always include nourishing, non-acid partners. A gentle cleanse such as our Green Tea/Pomegranate Cleanser, along with a nourishing non-acid toner, and THEN balancing with the stronger acid product, ensures you’re not over treating.

OR… if you’re using an acid cleanser, such as our Mandelic Acid cleanser and toner, be wary of applying an acid serum on top of those products or adding a retinoid cream. Instead, balance by using an acid and retinoid-free, nourishing moisturizer. Our Green Tea and Pomegranate Moisturizer, or one that’s aloe based, are great options.

Rule #2 — Never Overdose!

Don’t apply an acid toner, followed by a retinoid cream, and then a chemical peel later in the same day. Yikes! Practice moderation with acid products. Try one at a time, and don’t attack your skin with multiple acids. Your skin will fight you back, and you will not like what you see.

The same goes for moisturizing products. Balance heavy moisture cleansers and moisture creams with a balancing toner that’s oil free. OR, a moisturizing toner with an oil free moisturizer. If you need to add deeper moisture, you can do so product by product. Just do it slowly to avoid skin congestion.

Conclusion

Learning how to balance products can take a little patience. If you practice the two rules above, you’ll be on the right path to achieving your best skin yet. Never hesitate to ask us for help if you’re not sure which products to match up. We are always happy to assist you.

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H20: Ensure Your Face Gets its Fill

It’s no secret that water is “THEE” quenching elixir for optimal body function.

We hear all the time to drink more of it. But did you realize that when it comes to your face, proper hydration can literally “make or break” your complexion?

No matter how many products you slab on with dehydrated skin, nothing holds a candle next to the systemic, hydrating effects of H20.

If you’re not getting your 8-10 glasses a day, here’s more about why your face and your body need you to:

Achieve that dewy, healthy, natural glow
Nothing compares to a naturally hydrated face. Skin – the body’s largest organ – needs water for its cells to properly cleanse, turnover, and “plump”, which reduces sagging skin. Dehydrated cells, no matter how much topical cream, reveal themselves through dull, dry, and more wrinkled skin. Be sure to get hydrated from the inside out.

Experience more effective skincare products
You spend a lot of money on quality skincare, so help it work at its best. Hydrated skin evenly and thoroughly absorbs your favorite products. Dry skin doesn’t. It creates a barrier between your product and deeper skin layers. Don’t let your dollars go to waste! Give your toners, moisturizers and serums their best shot, and drink more water.

Enhance the elimination of toxins
If your digestive system struggles to eliminate toxins, the face doesn’t lie. Stressed, dull, and congested skin could be a sign that toxins are lurking in excess. Water lubricates and flushes the colon of impurities more efficiently… thus reducing the evidence on your face.

Transport proper nutrition to your entire body
Water is the key transportation for all nutrients. What you eat or take in supplement form need water to properly permeate the body. Dehydration inhibits proper delivery of vitamins and nutrition to your skin.

Once you’re properly hydrated from the inside, topical products work significantly better. A helpful companion for maintaining hydration all day is a moisturizing facial mist. Our MUAC Rosewater Hydrosol Mist does the trick beautifully.

 

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Rosewater Hydrosol Mist

Rosewater Hydrosol
98% organic content
6 oz Mister Bottle


This is a super-hydrating facial product with the delicate scent of Roses.

Packaged in a Pink aluminum mister bottle for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Six (6) ounces.
Super Hydrating. Mist throughout the day as moisture is needed.

OR

Mist Rosewater onto a cotton ball or cotton pad. Wipe entire face to balance the skin’s pH level, hydrate and freshening.

Suitable for all skin types, but especially for sensitive/reactive skin types and dry skin.
Soothes irritated skin and contains antiseptic values.


Ingredients:

Aloe barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Leaf Juice, Rosa damascena (Rose) Distillate, Vegetable Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid

http://www.makeupartistschoice.com/products/Rosewater_Hydrosol_Mist-548-123.html