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FALLWINTER2015 IMAGE NOW. AGE LATER. EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FILLERS IS YOUR SKIN DRYOR DEHYDRATED RESCUE YOUR SKIN WITH ILUMA ITS A GUY THING SKINCARE FOR MEN GET A GOLDEN GLOWIN TIME FOR NEW YEARS V09 I03 CHEMISTRY FOR YOUR SKIN www.imageskincare.com 1.800.796.7546 infoimageskincare.com DESIGNER PEELS N O T A L L P E E L S A R E C R E AT E D E Q U A L Organic Aloe Vera Gel Base Detox Complex Energy Complex Plant-derived Stem Cells Protection Complex Botanical Lightening Complex P Introducing a true revolution in clinically peeling. Clinical Couture Designer Peels are the only peels that can be custom formulated to match individual skin types. Blend any of our organic Aloe Vera gel-based peel solutions with our I-ENHANCE Collection to rejuvenate lighten smooth wrinkles detoxify protect energize moisturize or any correcting combination needed for youthful radiant skin. FALLWINTER EDITION 2015 003 YOUR IMAGEIS OUR IMAGE IMAGE Skincare is an evidence-based clinical skincare company providing professional skincare products and effective skincare solutions. The most innovative brand in the industry IMAGE Skincare consistently produces the latest anti-aging balancing hydrating and illuminating technologies to further its mission of helping the world to Age Later . INSIDE WHATS 08ON THE COVER Dont ring in the New Year with dull winter skin. 14 EDITORS PICKS Wondering whats on Jannas bathroom counter this season Weve got the answer 18 ALL ABOUT FILLERS Not all fillers are created equal. Dr. Marc Ronert explains which fillers are best for your skin type. 24 YOUR NIGHT TIME SKIN ROUTINE WAKEUP CALL Does your night time skincare routine need a little wake up call Learn how to get the most out of your beauty rest. 28 SUMMER SUN DAMAGE UNDONE Rescue your skin from summer damage with the ILUMA collection and the ILUMA facial. 32 THE EYES HAVE IT Unsure which eye crme is right for you Learn which formula is perfect for your peepers. 04 LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Read about what IMAGE Skincares CEO Founder is thankful for this season. 06 DRY VS. DEHYDRATED SKIN Did you know there is a difference between dry and dehydrated skin Find out more inside. 10 TIPS FOR RADIANT WINTER SKIN Light up the room with these easy to follow tips and Get Glowing this season. 12 MEN AND SKINCARE Its a guy thing and we definitely understand. We take the mystery out of skincare for men. 004 IMAGE MAGAZINE letter from the EDITOR JANNA RONERT Editor-in-Chief Founder and CEO SKINSPIRED 2 1. Janna Ronert with Dr. Pirko Maguina of Shriners Hospitals for Children-Northern California. IMAGE Skincare donated 25000 to The Shriners Hos- pitals for Children during a recent event in Sacramento California. The money will fund research and treatment for orthopedics spinal cord injury burn care and cleft lip and palate reconstruction. 2. Janna Ronert with Christiaan Canter Director of Development for ReSurge International. IMAGE Skincare pledged a 75000 donation to Re- Surge International. The money will fund the organiza- tions next trip to Vietnam where the lives of roughly 100 children will be forever changed. ReSurge Inter- national provides reconstructive surgical care for poor children and adults who lack access and builds surgical capacity in developing countries. We restore the dreams of those with deformities and injuries and impact the world by renewing the health of thousands of children and adults each year so they can go to school provide for their families and contribute to society. Its truly the season for giving. When I founded IMAGE Skincare I wanted to start a company that was dedicated to making the world not only a more beautiful place but also a better one. That seemed like a daunting task twelve years ago as I mused from my small apartment in Houston Texas that also doubled as IMAGE Skincares corporate headquarters. Now with presence in over 40 countries across the globe changing the world doesnt seem so impossible after all. The Care for Skin Foundation continues to change the lives of children all over the world. In addition to raising the money necessary to fund trips to underdeveloped regions where medical care is so greatly needed IMAGE Skincares president and my husband Dr. Marc Ronert lends his considerable skill as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon. I am proud to say that The Care for Skin Foundation has changed the lives of hundreds of children to date. Sometimes I wonder how anything I will accomplish in the future could ever compare to that. In recent months weve made donations to two organizations that are very dear to my heart. Both the Shriners Hospitals for Children and ReSurge International share our passion for helping children in need of skin. This season and for all seasons to come its important to balance the beauty outside to the beauty within. There is always a way to give back whether its volunteering for a local organization or donating your professional or creative talents to a charitable foundation. This season may your days be filled with warmth and love surrounded by family and friends. 1 Want to read more about IMAGE Skincares eye crmes Turn to page 32 to read all about which eye crme is right for you. 006 IMAGE MAGAZINE DEHYDRATION OR DRY SKIN SKINTYPEVS. SKINCONDITION Does your skin feel tight dull itchy or sensitive If you answered yes to one or all of these then chances are that you are suffering from either dry or dehydrated skin. People often believe that dry and dehydrated are interchangeable both names for flaky dry skin. But the truth is they arent and well explain why. Did you know theres a difference between a skin type and a skin condition Skin type is what youre born with such as oily skin caused by over productive sebaceous oil glands.A skin condition is caused by outside influences like diet environment stress or use of the wrong products. Some examples of a skin condition would be psoriasis eczema Rosacea or even melasma pregnancy mask. Its helpful to determine whether your dry skin stems from a skin condition like dehydration or your skin type because that will determine your treatment plan. DEHYDRATEDSKIN Dehydration falls into the skin condition category. This happens when your skin is lacking in water. It typically occurs during the cold dry winter months. But poor diet unsuitable makeup and skincare products could also be a factor. When the skin is dehydrated the sebaceous glands produce even more oil in order to compensate for the lack of water. This can make the skin feel both oily and dry at the same time which can cause irritation breakouts and rough dry patches to form. The best way to treat dehydrated skin is to up your water intake especially after working-out or spending time in the sun. Try to eat water-rich foods like watermelon cucumbers and zucchini. Also use the VITAL C hydrating enzyme masque. The exfoliating enzymes will slough away dead skin cells while quenching thirsty skin with antioxidants vitamins and minerals. GREATFOR SENSITIVE SKINAND ROSACEA DRYSKIN If you have dry skin then your sebaceous glands are not producing enough sebum oil. Its caused by genetics and its generally not just your face that suffers. Often those afflicted with dry skin have itchy flaky skin all over including the hands legs and scalp. Moisturizer is soaked up rather quickly when applied making liquid makeup application very difficult. Dry skin is more prone to premature aging which is why youll want an oil-based product that will both moisturize and gently exfoliate. Our VITAL C hydrating anti-aging serum uses oil-soluble Vitamin C as well as Vitamins A and E mixed with powerful anti- oxidants that will leave your skin looking healthy and hydrated. OUR1BEST SELLING PRODUCT I CONCEAL flawless foundation Its the all-in-one illuminating lightweight and water-resistant foundation that heals and conceals to reveal a healthier flawless complexion every day. www.imageskincare.com 1.800.796.7546 infoimageskincare.com 008 IMAGE MAGAZINE Dont ring in the New Year with dull winter skin. Add some color to 2016 by following these simple steps to achieve a flawless golden glow. Because it doesnt matter the season sun-kissed skin is always in When its months away from bikini season and the sun is nowhere in sight our BODY SPA face and body bronzing crme is the best and healthiest way to achieve that even shimmery glow. GETA GOLDEN GLOW IN TIME FOR NEW YEARS EVE STEPTWO EXFOLIATE Exfoliation is the first and most important step on the path to becoming a bronzed beauty. Youll want to apply bronzer to clean skin that has been thoroughly exfoliated. Dry skin will soak up the bronzer leaving you with dark patches that look anything but natural. For the body use the BODY SPA exfoliating body scrub before applying your bronzing crme. Massage the scrub all over your body paying close attention to the elbows knees and ankles. For the face use an exfoliating cleanser such as the AGELESS total facial cleanser which uses glycolic acid to gently and effectively slough off dead skin cells allowing for a smooth and even application. Another product we love is our ILUMA intense brightening exfoliating powder. Its gentle enough for everyday use and will not only leave your skin perfectly smooth but brightens the complexion to boot STEP ONE HAIR REMOVAL Thick hair will prohibit the even application of sunless tanning crmes which is why youll want to remove all unwanted hair before application. If you shave make sure to allow time for your pores to close up before applying your sunless tanner. Applying bronzing crme to freshly shaved legs could cause unsightly dark spots. Instead wait about an hour or so after shaving to be safe. FALLWINTER EDITION 2015 009 Get ready to ring in the New Year with a beautiful golden shimmer. STEP THREE DRY OFF This may seem obvious but make sure your skin is perfectly dry after exfoliating. You dont want to apply bronzer to damp skin as this can cause an uneven application. STEP FOUR APPLYBRONZER The BODY SPA face and body bronzing crme is a rich moisturizing crme for both the face and body. The color builds gradually creating a natural sunless golden shimmer without the unpleasant smell streaking or worse that other bronzing crmes can leave behind. Lets face itweve all had an Oompa Loompa moment caused by either improper application or a faulty bronzing product. No need to worry With proper application our bronzing crme will never leave you orange and streaky. Apply a small amount of bronzer to the entire body like you would lotion starting at the legs and working your way up to your face. Be sure to take special care around the knees ankles and elbows and be sure to blend thoroughly. STEP FIVE WASH YOUR HANDS Make sure to thoroughly wash your hands when youve finished applying your bronzing crme. Lacing your fingers while washing will ensure all product is removed from between your fingers where product can sometimes be tricky to remove. Dry hands thoroughly and allow for a few minutes to pass making sure the bronzer has penetrated evenly all over the skin and is dry. Voila Get ready for a healthy natural glow to develop over the next few hours. SUNLESS GOLDENGLOW WITHOUT THE UNPLEASENT SMELL Get glowing this holiday season. 010 IMAGE MAGAZINE inter is coming. Time to pack away your shorts flip-flops and bathing suits and make room for oversized jackets boots and lip balmlots and lots of lip balm. That dry crisp winter air can leave your skin feeling chapped dehydrated and flakyan annoying side effect of an otherwise nostalgic and joyful season. But never fear here is a list of dos and donts that will leave your skin looking radiant this winter season. WINTER SKIN TIPS FOR RADIANT dosdonts W FALLWINTER EDITION 2015 011 Hot water causes the oil barrier on your skin to soften allowing moisture to escape. DRINK A LOT OF WATER Your skin is your largest organ and just like any other organ in your body the cells are made up of water. When youre not getting enough water your skin will become dehydrated. Seems simple enough but did you know thats because the water you drink travels to all other organs first before it even reaches your skin Thats a tall order so do your skin a favor and drink up MOISTURIZE DAILY Apply an SPF moisturizer in the morning and a hydrating crme before you go to bed. Our VITAL C hydrating repair crme PREVENTION daily hydrating moisturizer with SPF 30 and BODY SPA rejuvenating body lotion are a well-balanced trio to keep your entire body looking dewy and radiant. USE BAR SOAPS As mentioned above the skin is covered in a thin layer of oil and bar soap will only strip the barrier leaving your skin irritated and dry. Ditch the bar soap and use a body cleanser designed to gently exfoliate and moisturize. We love our BODY SPA exfoliating body scrub. Want a super gentle yet effective exfoliation Try our ILUMA intense brightening exfoliating powder as a weekly in-shower treatment. RUB YOUR SKIN DRY When you get out of the shower gently pat your skin with a towel. Rubbing will only cause irritation and can exasperate other skin conditions such as eczema. CHOOSE THE RIGHT CLEANSER Washing your face twice daily with a good moisturizing cleanser will prevent your skin from becoming dull dry and flaky. Our VITAL C hydrating facial cleanser incorporates nourishing antioxidants and Vitamin C to gently clean repair and soothe. TAKE HOT SHOWERS Even though a long relaxing shower seems like the best idea on a cold day your skin will not thank you for it Your body produces a thin layer of oil to protect the skin and help retain moisture. Hot water causes that oil barrier to soften allowing moisture to escape and leaving your skin vulnerable to harsh environmental elements. USE A HUMIDIFIER The drastic change from dry heat used to warm your home and the cold outside air can cause skin to dry out faster. Using a humidifier will allow you to stay warm while retaining the skins moisture balance. dont Use our Vital C Hydrating Facial Cleanser as a body wash to hydrate dry areas such as knees elbows and feet. do 012 IMAGE MAGAZINE WWLP2016 coming Its Its true. Some men still dont think much about taking care of their skin beyond grabbing a bar of soap to wash it. But more and more men are seeing the benefits of adopting a good skincare regimen. For those men we say bravo While men tend to have thicker less sensitive skin than women that doesnt mean guys dont have specific skincare concerns of their own. Shaving can present a host of issues such as irritation redness and ingrown hairs. Knowing what to do and what not to is as simple as knowing our top 6 tips for keeping mens skin in tip top shape. MENS SKINCARETIPS do ITSA GUYTHING dosdonts CLEANSE Everyone needs to. Men usually prefer a bar to gels or cleansers. We understand simplicity is your thing. But bar soap can strip the skin of its protective barrier causing it to be dull dry and flaky. That can spell disaster when its time to shave fellas. Opt instead for our AGELESS total facial cleanser. It offers just the right amount of exfoliation and has a cooling sensation men love. EXFOLIATE This simple step goes a long way in alleviating ingrown hairs which clog follicles and lead to acne and irritations. Regular exfoliation should take care of this issue and leave your skin smooth and clear. MOISTURIZE Balanced skin needs hydration no matter if it is oily dry or somewhere in between. Find a moisturizer that is right for you and use it If you tend to be on the oilier side choose an oil free product like our PREVENTION daily matte moisturizer. For normal to dry skin types try our VITAL C hydrating anti-aging serum. PROTECT Sunscreen is essential every day even on cloudy days or when youll be inside all day. The harmful rays of the sun can affect your skin even through a window or cloud cover. Protect the skin from the aging effects of the sun with PREVENTION daily ultimate protection moisturizer SPF 50 . AS FEATURED IN MAGAZINE FALLWINTER EDITION 2015 013 Alcohol dries skin and strips it of its natural moisture and pH levels. dont ALCOHOL Often found in after shave alcohol is one ingredient that can completely ravage your skin. Alcohol dries skin and strips it of its natural moisture and pH levels. Its just not good for your skin. Hows that for simple FRAGRANCE Ditto for any products that have added fragrance. Sure you want to smell goodbut you can pick a product that uses natural fragrance think essential oils instead. Artificial fragrance is one of the leading irritants in skincare. Be mindful of these simple tips and youll be sure to have the best skin and shave of your life. 014 IMAGE MAGAZINE As we say goodbye to summer and hello to the cooler weather its time to set aside oil-fighting cleansers moisturizers and treatments in favor of products that boost hydration. The biggest battle we face in winter skincare is skin becoming dry and flaky. Youll want to think about switching up your skincare routine as the cooler weather sets in advises Janna Ronert CEO and Founder of IMAGE Skincare. Just like you change your wardrobe youll want to change the products you use to protect your skin. Janna takes a 360 degree approach to maintain her signature glow so be sure to incorporate a healthy diet and plenty of fluids as well as hydrating skincare products into your daily winter routine. FALLWINTER EDITION I swear by the IMAGE MD Reconstructive Serum. I always keep some in my handbag and reapply often throughout the day whenever my skin needs a boost of hydration. EDITORS PICKS Where will yoube WWLP2016 beautytalk FALLWINTER EDITION 2015 015 FALLWINTER EDITION EDITORS PICK 4. the MAX stem cell eye crme This next generation revolutionary day and night eye crme contains high concentrations of growth-factors derived from plant stem cells to protect skin cells and prevent aging effects caused by free radical damage. Reduces the appearance of fine lines wrinkles and puffiness. Prevents cell aging with grape alpine edelweiss and argan stem cells. Contains a corrective peptide blend for rejuvenation. 5. IMAGE MD reconstructive serum A unique daily hydrating serum with a complex of stabilized Vitamin C Tri-C Complex . Protects skin from reactive oxygenated species ROS and combats aging effects with a high concentration of antioxidants. Lightens tightens and brightens in one simple application. 1. ILUMA intense lightening body lotion This revolutionary intense lightening body lotion will dramatically improve the complexion of your skin tone. It contains an exclusive lightening complex to even out skin discolorations age spots and hyperpigmentation. 3. ILUMA intense brightening exfoliating powder A uniquely luxurious polishing powder that gently cleanses and exfoliates all skin types.This ultrasoft micro-exfoliating blend removes debris and oil from pores while providing long-term hydration and anti-aging benefits. Contains a new generation of natural botanicals enzymes and antioxidants to help skin reach a new level of radiance. 2. the MAX stem cell crme This revolutionary night time crme delivers unsurpassed antioxidant properties to your skin. New stem cell technology derived from herbaceous alpine plants supports natural skin defense mechanisms. Contains a maximum concentration of peptides to smooth wrinkle formation due to facial expressions and to support collagen regeneration.The MAXimum benefit is achieved through a high concentration of botanical ingredients without the use of chemical preservatives or fillers. Formulated to regenerate skin and support natural defense mechanisms. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. WANT MORE IMAGE LETS BE SOCIAL. Want to know more about the latest and hottest topics of the week Stay updated with IMAGE by joining our social media circle. Its no secret that the winter season can be one of the toughest times for your skin. Savethedate.March2016.Coming March 2016. 018 IMAGE MAGAZINE ISYOUR SKIN ON A DIET beautytalk HEALTHY SKIN REQUIRES A BALANCED DIET As we age all physiological mechanisms slow down. The skin needs certain in- gredients to prevent malnutrition of the skin which results in sagging wrinkles and excessive brown spots on the skin. Just as our body needs a balanced diet complete with vegetables fruits and proteins healthy skin requires a balanced diet too. So what does a balanced skin diet consist of Meet the IMAGE Skincare Diet Wheel. This is one of the Age Later Institutes most popular tools for educating aestheticians and skin care enthusiasts alike in proper skin nutrition. A balanced skin diet consists of 8 major ingredients. Visit your skincare professional to discover the combina- tion thats right for you. FALLWINTER EDITION 2015 019 8 ingredientsOFTHE DIETWHEEL AHAsBHAs exfoliation cell turnover corrects fine lines wrinkles evens skin tone improves skin texture reduces sebum production STEM CELLS cell life extension stimulates collagen renewal aids in cell repair reduces appearance of fine lines and wrinkles powerful antioxidants LIGHTENING AGENTS even skin tone reduces post inflammatory hyperpigmentation tyrosinase inhibitor brightens skin lightens age spots VECTORIZE TECHNOLOGY advanced delivery system deeper penetration of active ingredients true time-release of active ingredients for up to 48 hours ANTIOXIDANTS nutrition and balance prevents and repairs damage protects skin from sun damage slows the aging process protects against free radical damage nutrition and balance prevents and repairs damage protects skin from sun damage slows the aging process protects against free radical damage RETINOLS collagen building Vitamin A derivative increases cell turnover treats aging acne and pigmented skin PEPTIDES the building blocks of skin stimulates collagen renewal aids in cell turnover reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles anti-inflammatory lightens SPF MOISTURIZERS ultimate UVAUVB protection hydrates protects against free radial damage protects against signs of aging I CONCEAL flawless foundation includes stem cells antioxidants peptides and SPF moisturizers. Its the all-in-one illuminating lightweight and water- resistant foundation that heals and conceals to reveal a healthier flawless complexion every day. The Ageless Total Retinol-A Crme has a highly concentrated blend of retinol and polypeptides that resurface rejuvenate and repair aging and acne prone skin. THE WHICH FILLERS ARE RIGHT FOR ME It wasnt long ago that looking young even when you werent was the domain of the rich and famous. Today a more youthful look is available to the masses thanks to a new generation of nonsurgical injectable wrinkle fillers. Most fill your lines and wrinkles in less than 30 minutes with results that last from four to six months to a year or longer all for a fraction of the cost of a traditional facelift. And while results arent as dramatic as a facelift they can be preventative and often offer a more natural cost effective solution. Unlike Botox injections which relax the muscle under a wrinkleinjectable wrinkle fillers actually fill the line or crease with one of several different substances so it appears to well disappear. Moreover wrinkle fillers are also now being used as volumizers plumping and lifting the cheeks filling out thin lips and plumping thin or sagging hands. FALLWINTER EDITION 2015 021 By far the most popular category of wrinkle fillers is hyaluronic acid. Not every wrinkle is right for every type of wrinkle filler says European Board Certified Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon Dr. Marc A. Ronert M.D. Ph.D. And while the treatment is fast and easy all wrinkle fillers have a small risk of allergic reaction. Youll want to discuss all allergies with your practitioner prior to taking the plunge. Perhaps more important however is that not every wrinkle is right for every type of wrinkle filler. Using the right wrinkle filler in the right way not only reduces risks but also ensures a better result overall. Be- cause of the vast differences between the fillers available on the market today its absolutely vital to have these treatments performed by a highly trained medical professional. To help you discuss all your options with your practitioner what follows is a break- down of the most popular wrinkle fillers currently available including their basic ingredients risks and benefits and the best areas for treatment. Your doctor can help you decide which wrinkle filler is right for you. HYALURONIC ACID FILLERS By far the most popular category of wrin- kle fillers is hyaluronic acid a natural com- ponent of all connective tissue. Each type of hyaluronic acid wrinkle filler works in a slightly different way to fill lines and wrin- kles with a varying range of lasting results. While the length of the results may vary from several months to up to a year or lon- ger there is some medical evidence begin- ning to emerge that repeated injections of these fillers over time may help stimulate the bodys own natural production of col- lagen which in turn helps to naturally de- crease some of the lines and wrinkles you may be experiencing. There is also some evidence that less filler is needed over time to achieve the same look. Hyaluronic wrinkle fillers include Wrinkle Filler Juvederm Ultra Juvederm Ultra Plus Juvederm Ultra XC Juvederm Ultra Plus XC Juvederm Voluma XC Ingredient Gel made of hyaluronic acid Effects Up to one year FDA Approved for Moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds Wrinkle Filler Restylane Restylane-L Restylane Silk Perlane Perlane-L Ingredient Hyaluronic acid particles sus- pended in a gel Results Six months or longer FDA Approved for Moderate to severe wrinkles and folds Wrinkle Filler Belotero Balance Ingredient Gel made of hyaluronic acid slightly finer less viscous than most hyal- uronic acid fillers. Effects Six months or longer FDA Approved for moderate-to-severe nasolabial folds the folds or wrinkles that go from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth. The Pros Results are immediate The Cons It doesnt last as long for lips five to six months. The Cost About 500 to 800 per sy- ringe with one to five syringes needed the total cost per treatment might range from 500 to 4000. SYNTHETIC WRINKLE FILLERS This somewhat smaller category of wrinkle fillers is composed of substances that are considered synthetic in that they are not related to anything found natu- rally in the skin. The benefits of this category of injec- tions include a longer-lasting effect with at least one offering permanent filling of lines and creases. Products with longer- lasting effects are more likely to cause side effects however. Several studies have reported that when used incorrectly syn- thetic wrinkle fillers can lead to permanent disfigurement. Synthetic wrinkle fillers include Wrinkle Filler Radiesse Ingredient Micro-spheres of the mineral calcium hydroxylapatite suspended in gel Effects Typically one year some research shows that the body begins producing collagen around the micro-spheres which might lead to longer lasting effects over time. FDA approved for Long-lasting fill of deep lines including folds around the nose. The Pros Radiesse typically lasts 12 to 18 months. The Cons It cant be used in thin skin around eyes and lips where its crystals can sometimes be visible. Its not revers- ible so if youre not happy with the results you have to wait until it dissipates. The Cost About 650 to 800 per syringe with two syringes needed on average. Story continued on page 22... 022 IMAGE MAGAZINE Wrinkle Filler Sculptra Main Ingredient Synthetic poly-L-lactic acid that is absorbed naturally by the body. Its been used in dissolvable stitches for years Effects Typically up to one year FDA approved for Correction of shallow to deep nasolabial fold contour deficiencies and other facial wrinkles The Pros Results can last two years or more. The Cons You need a minimum of three treatments over several months and you likely wont see a change for three to five months. Also the procedure is not revers- ible. The Cost 2000 to 2500 per treatment. COLLAGEN WRINKLE FILLERS One of the very first wrinkle fillers de- veloped was derived from a purified form of collagen extracted mostly from cows. Although it worked well to offer a natural looking line and crease fill the results were short lived with most collagen injec- tions beginning to degrade as soon as one month after treatment. Because these wrinkle fillers were derived from an animal source they also prompted a higher rate of allergic reaction and the need for al- lergy testing prior to treatment. Fast-forward several decades and col- lagen injections take a big leap forward. New ways of processing the collagens sources have helped reduce risks plus new forms of synthetic collagens are mak- ing these injections safer and more useful for a wider range of people. Although by comparison the results are generally shorter lived than other wrinkle fillers many believe the results are better and more natural looking. Collagen injections include Wrinkle Filler CosmoplastCosmoderm Ingredient Collagen derived from purified human tissue grown in a lab. Does not re- quire a skin test. Effects Up to six months depending on area that is treated FDA approved for Frown lines crows feet forehead lines vertical lip lines also called bleeding lipstick lines nose-to-mouth lines lip border scar filling. Cosmoplast is used for deeper more pronounced wrinkles. The Pros Results are described as more natural-looking. The Cons Typically collagen fillers do not last as long as other types of fillers and have a higher rate of allergic reac- tion. The Cost 350-600 per treatment. MINIMIZING RISKS AND INCREASING GOOD OUTCOMES FOR ALL WRINKLE FILLERS Though wrinkle fillers are among the safest cosmetic procedures in use today there are things every consumer can do to help ensure their treatment is every- thing they hope for. If you are considering treatment with a filler look for a physician who will discuss the pros and cons of the FDA-approved products appropri- ate for you and who is experienced with the filler you choose. Dont let price be your guide. If you are offered a wrinkle filler treatment that costs far less than the standard fare there are typically some com- promises being made either in the skill of the provider or the quality of the ingredients being used. All wrinkle fillers should be adminis- tered in a medical setting using ster- ile instruments. Know what you are being injected with and ask your physician spe- cifically if they are using an FDA- approved wrinkle filler and if it was purchased directly from the manu- facturer. Reports have emerged of everything from industrial grade sili- cone to baby oil to unapproved fill- ers being used. If your provider will not give you the information about what is being used in your treatment then seek another provider. Patients should be counseled about the nature of the fillerwhat to expect longevity any possible side effects and the cost before the procedure is administered. If your physician does not guide you through a detailed consultation it may be a good idea to seek out another provider. Written informed consent ensures compliance with regulatory and legal requirements as well as the management of the patients expec- tations. Make sure you are asked to fill out forms giving your consent to administer the procedure. Pre and post photographs are im- portant to critically analyze the re- sults of the treatment. If your physi- cian does not take photographs as part of their normal procedure be sure to request them or take them yourself before the treatment. Keep in mind that not everything can be fixed well with a filler. And poor results may be difficult or impossible to correct. Start with a more tempo- rary filler to see if you like the results before proceeding to a longer-last- ing one. the MAX stem cell masque Rejuvenate regenerate and revitalize dull aging skin with this luxurious facial masque. Formulated with multiple plant-derived stem cells powerful peptides and natural botanicals to restore skins youth and radiance. www.imageskincare.com 1.800.796.7546 infoimageskincare.com GRAVITY 024 IMAGE MAGAZINE YOUR NIGHTTIME SKIN ROUTINE THEY CALL IT BEAUTY SLEEP FOR A REASON beautytalk In addition to getting a solid nights sleep which your entire brain body and spirit will collectively thank you for one of the greatest opportunities we have to impact our skins health and wellness happens just before our heads hit the pillow. Why Because according to research conducted at the University of California Irvine new skin cells actually re-generate and grow faster while youre sleeping. So consider this your night time skin routine wakeup call Be honest with yourself and consider what kind of results youre looking for and compare that to how well youve been sticking to your pre-bed routine. Some of you reading may be horrifically egregious offenders. Many of you may be ready to host your own tutorial because youre just that good. A good portion of people tend to fall somewhere in- between. We personally know many people who get it 100 right but only some of the time. No matter where you fall on the spectrum here are some night-time practices and products that will make you want to stick to your routine each and every day because youll be feeling great and looking well. FALLWINTER EDITION 2015 025 NEVER GO TO SLEEP WITHOUT WASHING YOUR FACE AND THROROUGHLY REMOVING ALL MAKE UP.JUST DONT Yes weve all heard this a thousand times over but somehow there are still people out there who need to hear it one thousand and one times. You know who you are. STOP Whether you just Uberd your way home straight off of a red-eye after your Summer getaway came to an end or youve just finished a sixteen hour work day and are beyond exhausted we know there are many reasons to skip that facial cleansing that may feel perfectly legitimate in the moment but WASH YOUR FACE. Your future self will thank you. This is a non-negotiable. WHATYOU NEED... Splashing water on your face isnt cleansing and hotel bars of soap wont cut it. Stop with the discount drugstore goop that does more clogging than cleansing. This is your skin were talking about here No matter what your skin type IMAGE Skincare has the perfect cleanser for you whether your emphasis is anti-aging or anti-acne. The MAX Stem Cell Cleanser is great for all skin types and is jammed packed with stem cells. Set yourself up for success. Keep a skin cleanser at home keep one in your desk drawer at the office and keep one in your bag so your routine goes everywhere you go. No exceptions no excuses. RELAXAND ENJOYA MASKAT LEAST ONCE AWEEK Applying a mask should be mandatory at least on a weekly basis. This is the perfect opportunity to put your phone away pick up a magazine and decompress. Or its an opportunity to empty the dishwasher balance your checkbook do some living room yoga or stream season four of that show you cant stop watching. Its also a great time to list some items for sale on your online shop skim that report once more before the meeting or book that hotel for the conference. Its your time. And the best part You get beautiful skin as a result Its like unwrapping a present only to find a second present. WHATYOU NEED... The Ageless Total Resurfacing Masque can be used in tandem with any of our aforementioned cleansers. HYDRATE AND REPAIR DAMAGE YOUR SKIN SUSTAINED THROUGH THE DAY Your skin was exposed to a lot throughout the course of the day. Air pollutants chemicals toxins UV rays and more. There is no better way to end the day and hit the reset button than by nourishing your skin. WHATYOU NEED... Our Vital C Hydrating Repair Crme is great to apply in the evenings. This rich repair crme is loaded with antioxidants and nourishing Vitamins A C and E. 3 Ms BEFORE ZZZ MOISTURE MOISTURE MOISTURE What could prepare you for sleep better than a palpable reminder that you are taking fantastic care of yourself Regarding moisture moisture moisture... dont forget to give your neck hands and body the attention and moisture they crave as well. Youll sleep like a baby. WHATYOU NEED... Try the Ormedic Balancing Bio Peptide Crme. It features a unique blend of green tea aloe vera chamomile and grape seed. In a word yum. Its completely relaxing. PERFECTFOR ANAT-HOME MINIPEEL 026 IMAGE MAGAZINE chemistryFOR YOUR SKIN If you have been keeping up with any of the latest trends in the beauty world monitoring the pH levels of products seems to be the next big thing. Dont worry if chemistry wasnt exactly your best subject in school. You dont have to be a scientist to understand how the alkalinity or acidity of a product can affect your skin. The best practice is to pay attention to how your skin reacts to what you are using. If your skin isnt feeling normal and looking healthy then ask your skincare professional what it needs to get balanced again. Here are some quick tips to help you understand the basics of pH. welcome to Chemistry 101 Were going to learn about a little thing called pH... welcome to pH 101 skin has a pH level. Our skins barrier known as the acid mantle is responsible for keeping moisture in and blocking germs pollutants and chemicals out. To maintain a healthy balance our skin needs to remain slightly acidic at about a 5.5 pH level. If it gets too alkaline we can develop very dry red skin or eczema. Low levels of acidity in our skin also cause inflammation and breakouts. believe it or not... Class dismissed Hope you learned something about pH and your skin. Next time you think about Chemistry class remember pH balance is important and can really affect your skins health theres a solution. Taking care of our skin in the right ways can help maintain pH balance. Try using balancing products like IMAGE Skincares Ormedic Balancing Anti-oxidant Serum a silky ultra hydrating botanical serum infused with organic Japanese green tea aloe vera and a copper-complex peptide. This stuff continuously balances your skin from within and restores its ideal moisture level leaving your skin hydrated and glowing. Its also important to eat the right foods. Munch on regularly alkalizing foods like leafy green vegetables citrus fruits tomatoes carrots and soybeans. luckily... In ancient Egypt aloe vera was referred to as the plant of immortality. Cleopatra and Nefertiti two queens of Egypt used aloe to treat their skin and keep it soft. skincare I L U M A intense brightening eye crme Lighten tighten and illuminate the delicate eye area with this luxurious ultra-hydrating eye crme. Helps to significantly reduce the visible signs of aging around the eyes including puffiness dark circles wrinkles and lax skin. Phytonutrients peptides and innovative lightening agents help to restore a vibrant youthful appearance. www.imageskincare.com 1.800.796.7546 infoimageskincare.com BRIGHT EYES 028 IMAGE MAGAZINE When its time to lighten brighten and illuminate the skin its time for the IMAGE ILUMA Collection. This revolutionary intense lightening collection utilizes Vectorize Technology to deliver potent encapsulated lightening agents into the skin. SUMMER SUN DAMAGE UNDONE RESCUE SKIN WITH ILUMA THE ILUMA FACIAL skincare FALLWINTER EDITION 2015 029 Now that summer is over its time to undo the damage that weve done to our skin. The sun isnt the only culprit in our environment that causes skin damage. Apart from ultra violet radiation other elements that contribute towards damaged skin include smoking pollution wind heat and even stress. Environmental antagonists harm the skin because they produce free radicals which cause chronic skin inflammation at a cellular level. This irritation leads to the breakdown of collagen and elastin in skin increasing the appearance of fine lines wrinkles and age spots. Free radical scavengers can also leave skin dehydrated dull rough and sensitized. While a proactive approach of preventing damage from occurring before it happens with SPF protection is the best idea sometimes we need a skin rescue from the summer and environmental effects left behind from too much fun in the sun. When its time to lighten brighten and illuminate the skin its time for the ILUMA Collection. This revolutionary intense lightening collection utilizes Vectorize Technology to deliver potent encapsulated lightening agents into the skin. The time released action that this advanced technology offers helps to correct and prevent pigmentation and uneven skin tone. Peptides stem cells and antioxidants boost results providing anti-aging benefits by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles and improving skins hydration levels. ILUMAFACTS The active ingredient Illumiscin in the ILUMA intense lightening cleanser prevents pigmentation spot formation while inhibiting Tyrosinase and brightening the complexion. Coconut Milk Powder and Pumpkin Enzyme offer a beautiful regenerative exfoliation to the ILUMA intense brightening exfoliating powder while peptides and licorice extract encourage even more lightening effect. Combine the two during the cleansing process of this facial treatment for a powerful illuminating result. An active combination of natural skin lightening agents including Melaslow Emblica Azelaic Acid and Synovea give this lightweight serum an extra boost in helping to combat skin discolorations. Anti- inflammatory ingredients compliment any treatment calming and soothing post IPL laser and waxing. The ILUMA intense brightening crme combines lightening agents peptides and the unique ingredient Revinage which has been clinically proven to provide Retinoid-like results with less irritation. Improving age spots by 36 and improving skins texture. The eyes have it with the ILUMA intense brightening eye crme. This illuminating crme hydrates the delicate eye area while reducing dark circles puffiness wrinkles and lax skin. Phytonutrients and peptides along with lightening agents help to restore a vibrant youthful appearance. Formulated by plastic surgeons this revolutionary intense lightening line utilizes Vectorize Technology correct and prevent pigmentation and uneven skin tone Carry the lightening power of the IILUMA Collection into the treatment room and take results to the next level with the ILLUMINATING facial treatment. This comprehensive treatment combines the latest active ingredients and the innovation of Vectorize Technology to correct all forms of hyperpigmentation without irritating the skin. PROTIP YOUR RADIANCE I L U M A intense brightening exfoliating powder Gentle enough for daily use and perfect for all skin types this micro exfoliating powder combined with botanical brighteners buffs away dead skin cells leaving skin smooth illuminated and ready to absorb active ingredients in serums and repair crmes. www.imageskincare.com 1.800.796.7546 infoimageskincare.com FALLWINTER EDITION 2015 031 pumpkin. THIS SEASONS FAVORITE INGREDIENT skincare Fall weather can dry and dull the skin. Brighten and exfoliate skin with Iluma Intense Brightening Exfoliating Powder. Pumpkin enzyme gently exfoliates dead skin cells and impurities while delivering vitamins and nutrients to the skin. Give tired eyes renewed youth with the Ormedic Balancing Eye Lift Gel. Containing pumpkin seed extract this eye gel instantly hydrates as well as diminishes dark circles and reduces puffy eyes. A neuropeptide complex relaxes crows feet while increasing collagen production. With autumns arrival the days are getting shorter the air a bit cooler and pumpkin-everything abounds. Why not treat your skin with the seasons favorite ingredient Pumpkin contains a myriad of incredible properties that benefit the skin leaving it healthy and radiant. Pumpkin is rich in important essential vitamins and nutrients. Here are just a few of the ways in which pumpkin helps the skin RICH IN VITAMINS - Vitamins A C and E can all be found in pumpkin. Vitamin A soothes and softens the skin while Vitamin C helps protect againstfreeradicaldamage.Thesevitaminsalsoboostcollagenproduction to prevent the signs of aging. Vitamin E helps to maintain good barrier function of the skin along with regulating sebum which is great for oily skin. PACKED WITH FRUIT ENZYMES - Pumpkin contains natural fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids AHAs which dissolve dry skin cells increase cell turnover and smooth the skin. ZAPS ACNE WITH ZINC - Pumpkins are rich in Zinc which plays a big part in healthy skin. Zinc helps control the hormone level and oil production while protecting cell membranes maintaining collagen healing and promoting skin renewal. PENETRATES THE SKIN - The molecular structure of pumpkin is small and can therefore penetrate deeper into the skin when topically applied. This is wonderful for treating a dull complexion aging skin and pigmentation. This fall remember the many benefits of pumpkin and be sure to give your skin a treat Fall into beautiful skin with an Ormedic Lift from Clinical Couture Designer Peels. A blend of pumpkin pineapple papaya and mango fruit enzymes and peptides in an organic aloe vera gel base. This non-chemical peel rebalances regenerates and restores skin while comfrey plant stem cells recharge your skins stem cells helping to maintain youthfulness of skin. 032 IMAGE MAGAZINE The eyes are the most delicate area of the face and also one of the first places to show the signs of aging.The thin skin around the eyes is more prone to crows feet dehydration dark circles bags and fine lines.We get it were overachievers.With so many incredible ingredients in all of IMAGE Skincares eye crme formulas you might find yourself wondering which eye crme is right for you.Wonder no longer Read on for a breakdown of which eye crme to use for any condition or concern. THE EYES HAVE IT CHOOSINGTHE RIGHT EYE CREAM AGINGEYES FINELINESWRINKLES LAXEYELIDSKIN CROWESFEET For aging eyes the choice falls between the MAX Stem Cell Eye Crme and AGELESS total eye lift crme. Both offer powerful anti-aging benefits but the AGELESS formula uses traditional ingredients such as alpha hydroxy acids and retinol whereas the MAX formula utilizes revolutionary peptides to pack the same wrinkle- fighting punch. AGELESS - This luxurious eye lift creme resurfaces and visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines. This incredible formula also tightens the skin while chamomile green tea and coneflower soothe tired and dehydrated eyes. Ingredient Spotlight Glycolic AcidRetinol Blend Pepa-Tight The MAX - High concentrations of plant-derived stem cells protect the skins own cells and prevent aging caused by free radical damage. Peptide Correction Complex improves firmness reduces the appearance of wrinkles and reduces puffiness. Ingredient Spotlight Argireline SYN-AKE Beautifeye Stem Cells. All IMAGE Skincare eye crmes now contain PLANT DERIVED STEM CELLS Swiss apple stem cell PhytoCellTec Malus Domestica is now included is all of our eye crmes to help combat the signs of aging. This award-winning ingredient is extracted from a rare 18th Century Swiss Apple species well known for its ability to be stored for long periods of time without shriveling. This potential for longetivity when incorporated into skincare products enhances the longetivity of skin cells and has excellent age-delaying and anti-wrinkle properties. KNOW DIDYOU DARKCIRCLES DARKCIRCLESPUFFINESS SWOLLENEYES ORMEDIC - Organic ingredients with medical effectiveness help balance hydrate and reduce dark under eye circles. Neuro- Peptide Complex increases collagen production reduces wrinkles reduces puffiness increases elasticity and soothes as it repairs tired eyes. Ingredient Spotight Neuropeptide Complex Matrixyl Eyeliss FALLWINTER EDITION 2015 033 EYERULES BY THE DECADE Not all eye crmes are created equal. Brush up on what you need to know about eye crmes at every age. NORMAL PIGMENTEDEYES BROWNSPOTSPIGMENTEDSKIN DISCOLOREDSKIN Congratulations Youre one of the lucky few who doesnt suffer from any specific condition when it comes to the skin around your eyes. You can choose any IMAGE Skincare eye crme to protect those peepers. We recommend asking your aesthetician which formula is best for you. ILUMA - Lighten brighten and illuminate the delicate eye area with this luxurious ultra-hydrating eye crme. Helps to significantly reduce the visible signs of aging around the eyes including puffiness dark circles wrinkles and lax skin. Phytonutrients peptides and innovative lightening agents help to restore a vibrant youthful appearance. Eyes instantly look firmer brighter and more radiant. Ingredient Spotight Vectorize Technology HAloxyl Belides NP Illumicin Licorice extract Beautifeye 20s-30s In your twenties to early thirties you need an eye cream to support the structures beneath the delicate skin around your eyes keeping it healthy while diminishing the possibility of damage so youll look better as you age. 30s-40s In your later thirties into your forties the focus should shift to boosting collagen production and combating the signs of visible aging. Products with high-grade peptides are beneficial for this age group. 40s and beyond Once you hit your later forties its important to look for a cream that supports tissue health prevents further damage and reduces the signs of visible aging. PROTIP If your skin is oily andor your eye makeup tends to run choose a gel formula which is less creamy. INSTANTLY ILLUMINATES EYEAREA DRYSENSITIVE ROSACEASENSITIVESKINDRYDEHYDRATED POST-PEELPOST-OPERATIVE VITAL C - This eye gel will dramatically hydrate and calm even the most sensitive eyes while reducing puffiness and smoothing the delicate skin around the eyes. Ingredient Spotight Hyaluronic Acid Echinacea Polypeptide Complex Collagen Recovery Complex 034 IMAGE MAGAZINE GIVING THANKSIn the spirit of the season we here at IMAGE wanted to share what we are most thankful for. As many of you may know acne can have a significant impact on a persons lifedepression poor self-esteem and frustration are some of the common side effects. This is why we took great care to create acne-fighting products using a blend of AHA BHA and other natural elements to effectively clean out pores remove dead skin and gently treat the infected area with antibacterial elements to ensure lasting results. Lacy Lane beauty parlor owner persona and Emily Shah Miss New Jersey USA 2014 are only two of many IMAGE Skincare users who have seen immediate results and can now confidently step out without any makeup on showing off their new blemish-free complexion. The Ormedic collectionhas proven to be a great help for cancer patients. This organic line is infused with botanical herbs formulated to heal damaged skin chamomile and aloe to reduce inflammation and apricot oil to moisturize. This balancing blend of organic ingredients has provided instant relief to post treatment skin and most importantly restored a sense of confidence to those already having to face the harsh reality that comes with a life threatening diagnosis. Janet who was diagnosed with breast cancersaid People have been telling me how nice my skin looks. I cant believe that people actually have noticed. Since suffering from cancer my skin was the most problematic issue I had that sunk my self-confidence being introduced to IMAGE Skincare has really made a difference in my overall health and well-being. Another cancer patient said I had just had my bilateral mastectomy and was told by my nurse that I had the best skin she had ever seen on a cancer patient and it is all due to the Ormedic skincare line. Many pregnant womenare forced to stop using their current skincare products because the chemicals are too harsh for pregnancy. However certain IMAGE products are both safe and effective to use while pregnant always ask your physician before beginning a new skincare regimen. You can see how model Alison Cantwell was able to enjoy a relaxing facial while effectively battling both acne and pregnancy onset hyperpigmentation. We are truly thankful to be part of so many amazing skin transformations and you can read more testimonials from both medical professionals and IMAGE customers at www.imageskincare.com. Now tell us what are you most thankful for FALLWINTER EDITION 2015 035 STAY SOCIAL instagramfacebook WANT MORE IMAGE Check out what people are saying about IMAGE Skincare on social media Stay connected with other members of the IMAGE Nation in over 44 countries worldwide. Get the latest tips and tricks plus chances to win IMAGE swag by logging on to Twitter Instagram Facebook YouTube or Pinterest Used in almost every treatment at thinkheyday Yay Love No one fights alone. IMAGE Skincare supports Breast Cancer Awareness. Thank you imageskincare for being such an amazing sponsor this year. I love the Vital C line so much as it keeps my skin happy healthy and smelling like fresh citrus Jackie_Croft Summer Skincare Selections featuring imageskincare amywesttravel Stop by our facebook page to learn more about our products and why aestheticians love them Miley Cyrus with the O2 Lift treatment and the MAX cleanser on her instagram mileycyrus twitter www.imageskincare.com 1.800.796.7546 infoimageskincare.com Holiday 2015 exclusively by IMAGE Skincare Give your clients a reason to sparkle this holiday season with these four-piece sets designed to keep skin healthy young and luminous all year long. The Luminous Collection is a perfect way to keep skin glowing while The Age Later Collection keeps skin ageless. T H E A G E L AT E R C O L L E C T I O N T H E L U M I N O U S C O L L E C T I O N A L L I W A N T I S . . . H O L I D AY 2 0 1 5 to be luminous