Product of the Week: Guinot Deo Epil Confort Line

 

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Featured Product: Guinot Deo Epil Confort Line

Ideal Skin Type: All Skins

Blogger: Suzanne Olsen

 

 

 

For those of you who know me and know my obsession with deodorants (not anti-perspirants), I am thrilled to inform you that Guinot has now developed not one, but two deodorants. Both are effective and have added benefits in these products, which inhibit re-growth and greatly slow it down over time.

 

The two products I am speaking of are Guinot Deo Epil Smart (After Hair Removal Deodorant Spray) and Guinot Deo Crème Epil Smart (After Hair Removal Deodorant Cream). Both are anti re-growth deodorants that do not contain alcohol or aluminum salts.

 

 

Why I’m Anti Antiperspirants

 

The widespread use of antiperspirants is a huge concern of mine. I would like to point out to those of you who are not aware, the big differences between deodorants and antiperspirants. Antiperspirants contain small particles of aluminum, (deodorants do not).  Aluminum stops the body from perspiring. I like to compare it to putting a plug in the bathtub: when the plug is in, the water cannot escape. The same idea happens when you use your antiperspirant, you do not perspire.  This may sound like a good thing, however what is happening when you perspire is your body is removing uric acid that is in your perspiration. By not allowing the body to rid this acid through sweating, it will begin to build up and over time until the body finds another area of the body to send it to, eventually causing more congestion elsewhere.

 

Perspiration helps to regulate body temperature, as well as to eliminate uric acid.  Neither function can occur correctly when using an antiperspirant product. Many people are not even aware that they are using these damaging products on a daily basis. It is very important to read labels today, remember: no aluminum salts!

 

Deodorants work to mask body odor while allowing the body to function normally and naturally. This is an easy step to take towards living a healthier lifestyle. As we are all living longer these days it is better to be free from aluminum products as some studies now suggest that a build-up of aluminum in the body can contributes to Alzheimer’s.

 

I have noticed a great improvement with my clients who have chosen to switch from an antiperspirant to a deodorant. Some of the biggest differences I have seen are clearer skin with less break-outs (even on the chest and back). Another big difference I have seen and clients have shared with me is the disappearance of cellulite. It just makes sense, if you allow your body to eliminate toxins naturally, your body will pay back tenfold! Think about it.

 

 

Introducing Guinot’s Deodorant

 

Both of these products have a light pleasant fragrance and are easy to use. The Deo Epil Smart has a super concentrated formula, and comes in a small compact spray that dispenses the perfect amount of product. The packaging enables you to carry it with you and re-apply if needed on the go. This spray is effective in neutralizing the formation of body odor, and helps to control perspiration without blocking the body’s natural process.

 

The second deodorant product that Guinot has introduced is the “Deo” Cream Epil Smart. This cream incorporates all the benefits of the Epil Smart spray, but comes in a cream base. Just as with the spray, this cream accts directly on the hair room to slow hair regrowth.

 

The ingredient, Bulbaine is found in both of these products. Bulbaine is a patented complex, of plant and marine extract, when used on a daily basis; it helps to prolong the effects of hair removal (either waxing or shaving). Leaving the under arm skin clean and hair free for a longer period of time.

 

Cost:

Guinot Deo Compact Epil Spray   $13.00

Guinot Deo Crème Epil Smart  $22.00

 

 

Product of the Week: Guinot Gommage Grain D’Eclat

 

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Featured Product: Gommage Grain D’Eclat

Ideal Skin Type: All Skin Types

Guest Blogger: Francis Vergara

 

 

Most people are familiar with the term exfoliation, but are not aware of the many benefits it has or even how to use it to achieve the best results for their skin.

 

New skin cells are generated in the lower layer, the dermis. And over a period of about 30 days, these cells develop and mature as they move to the surface of the skin. At the end of their journey, they flatten out, die, and become saturated with keratin, which serves as a basic protection to the more delicate layers of the skin. There are several negative effects of this buildup of dead cells, and there are healthier, more esthetic methods of protection.  We always recommend some type of exfoliation routine, depending on individual skin conditions.

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June 3rd – June 9th

What is Exfoliation and Why Should I Exfoliate?

 

This is the process of removing the dead skin cells that accumulate on the skin’s surface. The benefits of exfoliation include:

 

  • Minimizes clogged pores from oil and impurities, thereby minimizing breakouts
  • Results in softer, more radiant and glowing skin.
  • Increases the reproduction rate of skin cells
  • Allows moisturizers, serums, and other treatment creams to penetrate deeper into the skin
  • Creates a more even skin tone, preventing and minimizing the visible effects of sun damage (hyper pigmentation)
  • Exfoliation for men keeps the hair follicles clear which allows for a more effective and less irritating shave
  • Increases the skin’s metabolism, boosting circulation

 

How is Exfoliation Performed?

 

There are two basic methods of exfoliation: Mechanical Exfoliation and Chemical Exfoliation. Mechanical methods involve creating friction with some type of abrasive material. Chemical methods generally contain some type of alpha hydroxy acids (AHA), beta hydroxy acids (BHA), or fruit enzymes, all of which act to loosen or dissolve the substance that holds the dead skin cells together (intercellular cement). 

 

For most skin types, the in-home exfoliator that I recommend is Guinot’s Gommage Grain D’Eclat. It contains polyethylene micro-particles which provide gentle friction to smooth the skin while freeing the pores of dirt and impurities. Another key ingredient is jojoba micro spheres, which act to smooth, soften and moisturize.  For dry skin, I recommend doing a thorough exfoliation once a week; for oily or combination skin, twice per week.

 

How to use an exfoliator?

 

For best results, cleanse the skin and pat it dry. Apply a thin layer to the entire face and neck, avoiding the contour of the eyes. Let it sit on the face for about ten minutes. During this time, excess oil and impurities are absorbed by kaolin and the cream will begin to dry. Once it has completely dried, gently rub the cream with your fingers in circular motions over a sink. Allow the small particles to fall off your face and into the sink. Once most of the product has come off, rinse off any excess and follow with a toner/moisturizer.

 

Some things to keep in mind regarding exfoliation:

 

  • While many exfoliants on the market can dry and irritate the skin, Gommage Grain D’Eclat is gentle enough to ensure that these negative effects do not occur.
  • Avoid exfoliating while in the shower, because the exfoliating cream will not dry sufficiently for the necessary friction to occur.  
  • Gommage Grain D’Eclat is appropriate for most skin types. For those with extremely sensitive skin, Gommage Biologique would be an excellent alternative. And for those with moderate to extreme acneic conditions, even gentle rubbing/friction is not recommended. For these conditions, the Pure Balance Mask is recommended.
  • After exfoliation, the skin is very receptive to the nourishing, hydrating, and stimulating ingredients of a facial mask. Applying a mask after exfoliating is a great way to enhance the effects of your exfoliator, giving the skin more radiance, glow, and energy!

 

Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have regarding exfoliation or any other type of skin care issue.

 

Fun Fact: Did you know that the skin’s natural process for shedding dead skin cells is known as desquamation? This type of shedding however is uneven and incomplete, so we use exfoliation techniques to accelerate desquamation and give us optimal results!