MICROCHANNELING REJUVENATION – The next big thing in skincare.

MICROCHANNELING REJUVENATION –  The next big thing in skincare.

Next time you have a spa visit it will be worth your while to check out MicroChanneling Rejuvenation treatments.  I’m a huge fan and feel this is the next big thing in professional skincare. That’s because it’s minimally invasive and provides dramatic results which have been scientifically supported.  Your skin will look instantly better, plumper, smoother, healthier and more radiant. Check out this list of benefits you get from MicroChanneling Rejuvenation:

  1. Reduces Fine Lines & Wrinkles:
    MicroChanneling Rejuvenation breaks up irregular cross linked collagen fibers that often results in wrinkles and that thick, dull, leathery look so many of us want to erase.  At the same time it dramatically stimulates repair factors to produce a healthy supply of the right kind of collagen along with elastin, and glycosaminoglycans for a smoother, firmer complexion.


  2. Volumizing:
    MicroChanneling Rejuvenation uses a unique stamping method that creates tiny micro columns in the skin that go down to the base of the epidermis where it stimulates fibroblasts to produce the new collagen fibers in an upward fashion.  This enhances the thickness and strength of your skin in the dermal layer.  In the epidermis it stimulates keratinocytes to create a thicker, more organized epithelial layer.  This is not the kind of unhealthy thickness that comes from an accumulation of corneocytes as a result of sun damage, but the increased keratinocytes which are fresh, vibrant, plump and well hydrated.


  3. Helps Reduce Age Spots:
    MicroChanneling Rejuvenation aids in exfoliation of the top layers of skin to minimize age spots.  It also increases penetration of cytokines which help normalize melanin production (the pigment producing cells in your skin) thus encouraging a more even toned complexion.


  4. Acne Scarring:
    MicroChanneling Rejuvenation can help reduce acne scarring by helping to break down unorganized scar tissue and stimulating the skin to produce new collagen that is laid down in a healthy columnar fashion as opposed to flat striated layers.


  5. Premature Skin Aging:
    MicroChanneling Rejuvenation not only minimizes wrinkles, it stimulates energy in keratinocytes which wakes up fibroblasts to encourage skin to repair and replace cells in a way that’s similar to the way your younger cells used to do – minimizing future wrinkles.


  6. Pore Size:
    MicroChanneling Rejuvenation helps to normalize the sizes of pores that have been expanded over time – especially those around the nose and cheeks which may be the result of the flattening of the dermis which occurs with age.  By producing healthier collagen and healthy thickening of the epidermis the pore size appears smaller.


  7. Reduces Clogged Pores:
    MicroChanneling Rejuvenation perforates the skin to loosen and dislodge hardened oil found in clogged pores.


Not to be confused with Micro-Needling Treatments that are rolled or glided over the skin. Those micro-needling treatments of the past dragged over the skin creating uneven cuts or tears that caused unnecessary inflammation.   Even fractional lasers rely on intensely high temperatures which create damage before it jump-starts wound healing and collagen production.  MicroChanneling Rejuvenation uses tiny needles that only go down to the dermal/epidermal junction.  This way it excites cytokines to go into repair mode without causing excessive damage, and without unnecessary downtime, discomfort or inflammation.

How many Treatments Do you Need?

The number of treatments range greatly depending on what we are treating:

  • For light anti-aging: 1-3 treatments are recommended.
  • For deeper wrinkles or acne scarring at least 6 treatments may be required.
  • There is no limit to the number of treatments that one can receive as long as adequate time passes between each treatment.
  • The ideal time between treatments is 4 weeks.
  • We encourage you to have them in-between your regular facial treatments.
  • You can purchase a series of 3 or 6 treatments for a reduced price.

MicroChanneling Rejuvenation creates invisible micro-perforations which stimulate cells called keratinocytes to produce new collagen, elastin, glycosaminoglycans and healthy epithelial cells.  It does this by stimulating the healing cascade of cytokines, which is a natural part of your body’s repair mechanism.

Visible improvements in aging skin, acne scarring, uneven pigmentation and overall tone and texture are real with MicroChanneling Rejuvenation.  With our expertise, we can show you how to make those results last!

For a limited time you can experience your first MicroChanneling Rejuvenation Treatment and save $50 off the regular price of $300. 

Book this special now.



How Vitamins Boost Sun Protection

How Vitamins Boost Sun Protection


Sunscreens are vitally important to the health of your skin and should be applied daily, but they’re not the whole story.  There are two vitamins that have been scientifically shown to protect your skin against sun damage.  They work when applied directly on the skin, or taken internally in combination with a sunscreen.  These vitamins are Vitamin C and Vitamin E.

External Vitamin Protection
Did you know that to get the most out of your sunscreen, you should pair it with a powerful antioxidant serum that contains both Vitamins C & E Antioxidant Protection?

Sun damage is an oxidative process. UV rays and other environmental stressors like pollution, alcohol and cigarette smoke cause the release of skin damaging free radicals. Free radicals lead to premature skin aging. Vitamin C helps neutralizes free radicals to shield your skin from this kind of damage, in turn keeping your complexion healthy, vibrant and younger looking.

Vitamin C does not work as a barrier against UV rays the way sunscreen does, but once rays enter the skin, it is a potent antioxidant that slows the rate of free radical damage to collagen and aids in skin cell repair by reducing oxidative stress to the skin cells. It also reverses photo-aging, evens pigmentation and decreases fine lines by stimulating collagen production. Some studies show up to 60% of the Vitamin C in found in a stable Vitamin C serum can get absorbed right through the skin to the areas where it’s needed most.  Vitamin E reduces the inflammation cascade which is associated with skin aging. Together these vitamins have been shown to enhance the protective function of SPF sunscreen formulations.

Internal Vitamin Protection

Both vitamins are antioxidants which have been shown to have additive sun protection when combined with sunscreen.  Vitamin E is particularly effective by offering increased protection against UVB rays. Vitamin C offers most of it’s protection against aging UVA rays while it promotes firmness by increasing production of collagen and elastin fibers.


The foods you eat can seriously reduce your risk for sunburn, sun damage, and skin cancer by supporting your skin’s ability to defend itself against too much sun. Here are 5 foods you should add to your summer diet for optimal protection:

1.     CITRUS FRUIT –  Citrus fruits are high in Vitamin C which reduces the potential for sunburn. Besides being high in Vitamin C, citrus fruits also contain limonene, which has been associated with a whopping 34 percent lower risk of skin cancer. Citrus fruits also contain other antioxidants, which work to protect your cells from free-radical damage.

2.     GREEN TEA –  When you sip a cup of green tea, your body is getting catechins, which protects against sunburn inflammation and long-term UV radiation damage. Green tea also has tannic acid in it, which helps calm sunburn pain, and antioxidants called EGCGs. A University of Wisconsin study showed EGCGs stopped genetic damage in human skin cells exposed to UV light.

3.     POMEGRANATES – The seeds in this delicious exotic fruit are rich in Vitamin C and other antioxidants. Pomegranates also contain ellagic acid, which can help protect your skin from cell damage induced by the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. In one research study, when pomegranate extract was used in conjunction with sunscreen, it increased the SPF by 20 percent!

4.     RED GRAPES – Phytonutrients in grapes can slow down the formation of destructive reactive oxygen species (ROS) that form in skin cells, which has been linked to sun damage, skin cancer and cell death. Grapes also contain proanthocyanidins, shown to inhibits skin cancer induced by UV rays. Plus, grapes contain quercetin.  Studies found that quercetin was responsible for lessening oxidative DNA damage caused by UVB exposure, and was able to help protect the skin from related inflammation.

5.     WATERMELON – This staple summer fruit is high in lycopene (40% more than tomatoes).  Lycopene is a carotenoid and antioxidant that neutralizes the free radicals produced from too much sun, and minimizes any inflammatory response to UV damage by your body.

For the most effective antioxidant and sun protection you should get your skin protecting vitamins and nutrient from a combination of topical and nutritional sources.  Try to combine Vitamins C & E together in the same formulation when applied topically because these two vitamins recycle each other for increased, long term effectiveness.

Antioxidant Superfruits for Your Skin

Antioxidant Superfruits for Your Skin

Sunrise Solution

By now you realize that antioxidants are essential nutrients that protect your skin and slow overall aging by capturing and neutralizing damaging free radicals.  That’s why you just ordered that freshly pressed green-drink, for its mega amounts of antioxidant vitamins.

But, if you’re already eating right, keeping your skin clean, well hydrated and exfoliated will adding a serum rich in antioxidants really make a difference for your skin?  Well that depends. Do you digress from your well intentioned diet?  Do you live a life free of sun damage and stress?  Do you refrain from smoking, sugar and alcoholic beverages?  Are you actively athletic?  All these factors create free radical damage that will eventually catch up with you and age your skin.

Enter Vitamin C & E Antioxidant Serum:  This is the tried and true gold standard antioxidant combination to help fight environmental agers.  There have been numerous studies that show the effectiveness of C & E to protect against sun induced free radical damage as well as brightening the skin and promoting skin firming collagen.  Specifically, C & E protects against oxidative stress (IE cross linking of collagen fibers) which eventually leads to sagging skin, unwanted pigmentation, lines and wrinkles.  So if you’re not using a Vitamin C & E Antioxidant Serum daily, now is the time to start.

Why a serum?  Eating vitamin rich fruits and veggies is important, but realize that your skin is the last organ to receive their benefits.  However, our skin is like a sponge.  We can absorb up to 60% of some antioxidants through the skin. A serum is more concentrated than a cream and incorporates a delivery system to penetrate those important antioxidant ingredients.

Realizing it’s impossible to get enough antioxidants to entirely eliminate all free radical damage, you may want to do a little more.  Consider adding a boost of concentrated superfruits to your antioxidant serum.  Here are six of our favorite superfruits which we recommend adding to your repertoire. These superfruits are top high functioning, vitamin packed health foods and can be found in Elizabeth Renee’s Sunrise Solution.

Here is our A-List:

  • Acai Berries
    acaiThe Acai fruit does, in fact, contain a truly amazing nutrient profile with a combination of essential fatty acids that supports cell structure. plus B & C vitamins. And just as importantly, the Acai fruit is rich in anthocyanins and phenols.  These powerful antioxidants help rejuvenate skin and calm inflammation.
  •  Goji Berries
    gogi berriesThe most exciting benefit from Goji Berries is its anti-aging potential. It includes minerals like calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, and selenium. All which fight free radicals, and many that encourage the production of collagen and elastin. It’s also rich in amino acids, the building blocks for proteins which help fill fine lines, smooth skin, and improve tone and color. Goji berries have also been shown to increase adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production, increasing the skin’s energy and the ability to regenerate itself.
  • Noni Fruit: 
    Noni2Noni Fruit is especially high in essential fatty acids which are the building blocks of fats and oils in the skin. These acids help to keep skin healthy by promoting the efficient functioning of cell membranes. This means cells can more readily absorb the nutrients they need while also flushing out the toxins that interfere with optimal cell function.
  • Mangosteen: 
    Mangosteen1Contain antioxidants which have antimicrobial and antibacterial properties.  This  is very useful for treating problem skin. It also contains catechins, an antioxidant which exerts sun damage protection by quenching free radicals and reducing inflammation rather than by blocking UV rays. Therefore, mangosteens work synergisticlly to enhance sun protection when used in addition to a sunscreen.
  • Pomegranates: 
    Whole And Half Of Pomegranate Isolated On White BackgroundKnown to possess enormous antioxidant activity (amongst other things), with benefits that help control both UVA and UVB damage; boosting regeneration, lessening hyperpigmentation and increasing collagen production.  Pomegranates have also been shown to enhance the topical effectiveness of sunscreens.  If anything deserves to be dubbed a Superfruit, then it is a pomegranate.
  • Coffee Berries: 
    coffeeWhen applied to your skin, polyphenolic antioxidants in Coffee Berries soak up free radicals caused by ultraviolet light.  Plant polyphenols also act as a topical anti-inflammatory agents, when applied to your skin to treat inflammatory skin conditions such as contact dermatitis, rosacea or eczema.

A combination of these superfruits can be effective when adding just one pump to your current Vitamin C & E Serum daily.  Skin types that have found they are too sensitive to use Vitamin C Serums find that this as a great alternative (use 2-3 pumps) without irritation.  Also those who live an active lifestyle outdoors have benefited from adding a layer of a serum containing superfruits daily under their sunscreen for increased sun protection.

Better Than Microdermabrasion

Better Than Microdermabrasion

wet / dry microdermabrasion

Do you love microdermabrasion?  Our clients rave about it.  This popular exfoliation technique delivers immediate results to smooth the skin, soften lines and even pigmentation. When microdermabrasion was first introduced we saw results like we’ve never seen before.  This has been the “it” exfoliating treatment for years.  But, now there’s a new “darling” in the world of effective exfoliating spa treatments. It’s called Bio-Brasion. Bio-Brasion is very much like our beloved microdermabrasion, only better. Much better.

What Is Bio-Brasion?

Simply put, Bio-Brasion is an advanced technology treatment for effective exfoliation.  It combines a diamond tipped hand piece with low suction and gentle vibrations to painlessly exfoliate the skin. Infused into this treatment is a special wet / dry microdermabrasion system that pushes hydrating ingredients deep into the skin while introducing skin brighteners and pore clearing ingredients that allows for peak performance and maximum results.

Why is this better than traditional microdermabrasion?

Technically Bio-Brasion is a form of microdermabrasion. The treatments are very similar, but there are a few factors that set Bio-Brasion microdermabrasion treatments apart from the rest.

With traditional microdermabrasion, the particles used are made of aluminum oxide crystals.  These sand like crystals have a few problems:

  • First of all they are messy.  You can get crystals in your hair, in your mouth, on your clothes, in your ears and God forbid you can get them in your eyes.
  • The amount of crystals sprayed on the skin can be hard to control.  This sometimes means uneven or unpredictable exfoliation which could result in prolonged red patches.
  • In some cases the crystals might  get lodged in the pores which could contribute to increased acne flare-ups.
  • The suction used in traditional microdermabrasion can be quite strong. Anyone with weak capillary walls or prone to redness should stay away from traditional microdermabrasion treatments or risk damage to their skin.

Our estheticians have always loved microdermabrasion and often got great results but because of these considerations, they have had to think twice before recommending it to clients.  Often we would opt out for a milder peel that would involve less variables. The best candidates were those with thick, sun damaged skin and those who were not actively breaking out or had to worry about skin sensitivities.

Our new Bio-Brasion Treatment has solved these potential problems and then made some extraordinary innovations that greatly increase the positive results you’ll enjoy:

  • Bio-Brasion’s diamond tipped heads eliminate the need to use crystals.  There are five diamond tips that each correspond to the clients skin type. and allow for precise and consistent exfoliation.
  • Bio-Brasion uses a lower suction, so you’re not pulling or tugging at fragile capillaries and there is no risk of damage.
  • Unlike traditional microdermabrasion, it’s performed on wet skin which increases skin hydration and penetration of performance ingredients.
  • Bio-Brasion is like three treatments in one.  With each pass over the skin a corrective serum is infused into the skin:
  1. THE PEEL PHASE. The first pass over the skin includes applying a gentle AHA/BHA based foam peel which instantly starts to loosens up dead skin cells, so when the Bio-Brasion hand piece goes over the skin, it works quite effectively at removing these dissolving cells.
  2. THE TREATMENT PHASE. The second pass is more treatment oriented.  Your esthetician will choose either a brightening serum (which is a blend of Vitamin C and niacinamide) that easily penetrates the pores to help correct sun-damage and even skin tone, or a clearing solution (containing antibacterial and pore clarifying salicylic acid) to target excess oil, blemishes and blocked pores.
  3. THE BUFFING PHASE.  As the Bio-Brasion hand piece gently buffs over the skin in the third pass, anti-aging peptides, promote cell renewal, strengthen the skin and reduce inflammation.  This ensures a softer, smoother texture and promotes a beautifully hydrated complexion.

Who should try it?

The good news is, Bio-Brasion is safe and effective for most skin types. I’d still be a little hesitant to recommend it for very sensitive, reactive or allergy prone skins which might do better with a calming treatment such as our Cold Fusion Facial. Just about everyone else will see phenomenal results for retexturizing of their skin with either a Bio-Brasion Ultra Brightening Facial, a Bio-Brasion Ultra Smoothing Facial or a Bio-Brasion Ultra Clearing Facial.

The Results.

Bio-Brasion is especially good for undoing the ravages of sun-damage. It helps retexturize skin into something smoother, more translucent, soft and touchable.

For large pores, clogged pores and problem skin it helps remove debris that fills up the pores as it reduces the appearance of large pores.   The antiseptic portion of the treatment kills acne bacteria which greatly reduces acne flareups.  Combine Bio-Brasion with a extractions and you have a powerful tool for treating problem breakouts and achieving a beautifully healthy, clear complexion.

For uneven pigmentation, Bio-Brasion works especially well when dealing with sun induced hyper-pigmentation. When combined with a light chemical peel you can achieve excellent results without over stressing your skin.  Pigmentation is a difficult problem to deal with.  To make real changes in your skin you should consider a series of weekly Bio-Brasion Treatments, and don’t forget the importance of proper homecare.

We are very excited to bring you this new skin perfecting treatment. Bio-Brasion is an excellent way to retexturize your skin without resorting to invasive medical procedures.  One treatment will brighten, smooth and refresh your skin and can be done alone or as part of one of our Bio-Brasion Skin Correcting Facials. For best results contact Elizabeth Renee Esthetics Skincare Spa to set up a consultation with one of our expert estheticians who will create an effective protocol for your unique skin type.

note: To book our Bio-Brasion Treatment (as a stand alone exfoliating treatment) Online.  Click Here.  Select Medical Spa Services from the drop down menu and choose Bio-Brasion Exfoliating Peel.  For a complete facial including a Bio-Brasion Peel click Facials from the drop down menu and choose Bio-Brasion Ultra Brightening Facial; Bio-Brasion Ultra Clearing Facial; or Bio-Brasion Ultra Smoothing Facial.


Getting Even
Getting Even

Even more than wrinkles.  aged skin is defined by uneven pigmentation.

Summer was fun, but age spots aren’t.

Skin discolorations betray advanced aging and wear and tear on your skin.

There are skin lightening alternatives to prescription hydroquinone which can cause skin irritation and has been banned in Europe as a known carcinogen.  While hydroquinone offers a fair amount of lightening it has also been known to cause a “bullseye effect” which actually draws more attention to the dark spots.


Though pigmentation can be very frustrating to deal with, Spa peels containing brightening botanicals, Vitamin C, lactic acid, niacinamide and salicylic acid are your quickest way to skin recovery after being exposed to the summer sun.  Plus, the quicker you deal with pigmentation problems the less they become permanently ingrained in the cell production mechanism of your skin.  Ask your esthetician about having a few Bio-Brasion Brightening Peels.  This next generation microdermabrasion treatment is very effective, and gentle on your skin.


Clients often say, “I don’t want to do that at home.  You can take care of it here.”  Well, the truth is, that’s really wishful thinking.  Brightening pigmentation after the summer requires action on all fronts.  In-Spa treatments are really effective when combined with great homecare.

VITAMIN C:  Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate is a no-sting version of Vitamin C that is very effective for brightening the skin. Incidentally it’s also good for lightening blackheads as it helps build collagen.  When worn under a sunscreen daily, it can boost your sunscreen’s anti-aging effects by up to 20%.  Check out Elizabeth Renee Esthetics’ C & E Antioxidant Serum.

BOTANICAL BRIGHTENERS:  We’ve check out the top brightening ingredients and included them into our Brightening Peptide Serum.  Here’s what you’ll find:

  • Daisy Flower Extract: A natural, gentle, yet powerfully effective skin lightener that works by inhibiting melanin overproduction in the skin.
  • Bearberry Extract:  Bearberry contains Alpha arbutin, which is known to lighten the skin fast.  Arbutin has been proven to effectively lighten freckles, dark spots and skin discoloration. In a one-month study on 80 Chinese women using a 1% alpha arbutin, the “skin lightening effect” was said to be very noticeable. Bearberry extract is also useful because it contains sun protection filters that may help to reduce the amount of “tanning” experienced after sun exposure, and consequently promotes anti-aging of the skin.
  • Licorice Extract:  This ingredient has been shown to inhibit tyrosine activity and UVB-induced pigmentation.  A recent study has shown that a combination of licorice root extract with retinoic acid resulted in a brilliant skin lightening response in 70% of all patients.


Your esthetician can recommend a homecare exfoliation program that will be effective for your unique skin type. It is important to do regular home exfoliating treatments that will remove pigmented cells, but not cause irritation,  This is important because irritation can trigger more pigmentation.

I think incorporating a morning and evening exfoliation program is important.  However, you have to commit to avoiding the sun and extensive use of sunscreen.  Here is a winning home exfoliation program that works on most skin types:

  • AM Exfoliation:
    • Getting Even –  Use this wonderful AHA/BHA blend 3-4 times a week, in the morning and allow it to dry before applying a C & E Antioxidant Serum and Sunscreen.
    • Papaya Enzyme Buffing Beads – is the scrub of choice to augment skin brightening.  Apply and work in for 30 seconds then leave on the skin for 2 minutes before rinsing. Use on alternate days from Getting Even.
  • PM Exfoliation:
    • Retinol Resurfacing Treatment – Retinol has gotten a good deal of attention in the world of skin care. In fact, it is one of the most well-researched skin-care ingredients. Why? Because research clearly shows that retinol has multiple benefits for skin including skin brightening.  Make sure to apply your retinol, than wait a minute for it to be absorbed. Then follow with a skin brightener that contains Licorice Root extracts.


  • Advanced Protection SPF 30 – Make sure you are using a particulate sunscreen like micro-milled zinc oxide because this type of sunscreen does not heat up your skin. Heat contributes to pigmentation.


You’ve heard of BB creams (beauty balms), well now their are CC creams (color correctors).  I never liked the BB creams because they were too heavy, too sticky and didn’t glide on smoothly over the skin (usually leaving your skin with a chalky white finish).  CC creams are different.  While you’re waiting for you skin brightening program to work you can find instant gratification by applying these neat little color correctors for immediate evening of the skin and if you are exfoliating properly you will get a wonderful texture that might even allow you to skip the foundation.  Our Cc Cream has a smooth silky texture and color adjusts to meet the needs of your skin tone.  Elizabeth Renee’s Brightening CC Cream is fortified with an SPF of 20.

Ready to start your skin brightening program?  Contact our spa at 781-237-7546 or book a Bio-Brasion Brightening Peel right online.  (Look for it under Medical Spa Treatments.)

Is Your Skin Dull, Dry & Tired?

Is Your Skin Dull, Dry & Tired?

Not all skin types age in the same way.  While some skin types become sensitive, red and reactive as they age others seem to just loose their pep.  The skin looses it’s vital glow because of diminished micro-circulation.  As this skin type ages it looses pigment and starts to look a bit ashen, while at the same time developing blotchy brown spots of hyper-pigmented areas. These may have originally come from the sun but have been exacerbated by hormone changes.  This skin type may become lax as it loses tone over time.  It also tends to get dull, dehydrated, dry or parched.  Without proper moisture and lipids the complexion can loose it’s fresh, moist, translucent qualities.

While this may sound a bit depressing, there are little tricks you can do to breath life back into your skin.  To make vital improvements direct your focus on circulation.  To do this choose botanicals like rosemary, ginseng, pine and chestnut extracts which enhance circulation. When used regularly they help revive skin’s healthy glow.  Your cleanser should be a light milky, water based lotion that won’t asphiate your skin. Take a moment to gently massage your cleanser in circular motions all over your face, then do some gentle tapping before rinsing it off.  This will activate tiny capillaries to bring in oxygen and important nutrients needed to feed the skin.

When formulated correctly, rosemary extracts (rich in ursolic acid) stimulate the skin to produce more of it’s own natural protective lipids.  This is particularly effective in correcting parched, dry skin and creates a nice, comfortable, radiant glow.

Your skin will greatly benefit from a little extra exfoliation.  Try a mild AHA exfoliating serum in the morning and a skin repairing retinol based serum at night.  These are tried and true formulas that exfoliate away old, dead, dull surface cells and at the same time jumpstart cell metabolism to produce newer, heather cells.  Vitamin C is an important antioxidant for your skin type that has been tested and found to stimulate collagen production, brighten pigmentation and protect your skin from environmental damage.  Vitamin C is important to help keep skin firm and improve your overall skin tone.

When visiting the spa you should look for treatments that also focus on extra exfoliation, brightening Vitamin C treatments, nutrient rich nourishing treatments and a stimulating massage.  You are probably one of the best candidates for regular facial treatments.  When you leave that spa your skin should look fresh, feel moist and revived and have a nice new radiant glow.

For a complete list of products recommended for this unique skin type click on Elizabeth Renee Esthetics’ Skin Type #1.  Not all skin types are the same.  To discover your personal skin  type, how to treat it and get a complete listing of the best products for your skin click on What’s Your Skin Type? by Elizabeth Renee Esthetics skin care or make an appointment with Elizabeth for a Comprehensive Skin Evaluation (listed under Wellness or Integrative when you book online).



Antioxidant Protection in Skincare Serums

Antioxidant Protection in Skincare Serums

Serums are the mainstay of any effective  skincare regime.  That’s because the high concentration of active components incorporated into your serum is much greater than you’ll find in a cream.  If you want your skin care program to make real, positive changes you should consider adding a serum to your daily routine.

Well actually, consider adding two.  Ask yourself, what is the goal when applying a serum?  There are different goals for using a daytime and nighttime serum. Most of your serums aim to either protect your skin from environmental aggressors or work on repairing damage that’s already done.

During the day your main focus should always be skin protection.  Once your skin is damaged, it’s so much harder to correct, so put a major effort into prevention. Daytime is when you’re most likely exposed to pollution, UV rays from the sun, and oxidative stress which contributes to inflammation that accelerates skin aging. Sunscreen is essential, but your best bet is to back up that sunscreen by first applying a highly concentrated antioxidant serum.

Vitamin C is a tried and true antioxidant vitamin that has been extensively tested and found to be a key component in the production of collagen, a protein that aids in the growth of cells and blood vessels and gives skin its firmness. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that slows the rate of free-radical damage to collagen fibers.  These free radicals are unstable molecules that cause skin dryness, fine lines and wrinkles.  It’s important to get enough Vitamin C from your diet but studies show that by applying Vitamin C directly to your skin you’ll get more absorption, faster, giving skin the direct protection it needs.  To make sure you are getting a stabilized version of Vitamin C check out Elizabeth Renee’s C & E Antioxidant Serum which also helps reduce blackhead formation and brightens the skin. This no-sting formula has been our number one, most popular serum for antioxidant protection for several years. 

Recently we have introduced another choice for those seeking high powered antioxidant protection. The combined efforts of extracts from superfruits have immense antioxidant capabilities.  Fruits like mangos, goji berries, noni fruit and coffee berries contain a lot of rich, colorful pigment.  The pigment is where you will find skin saving antioxidants that are extremely effective against sun damage.  Matter of fact, choosing to use one of these antioxidant serums under your sunscreen daily can increase you protection from damaging free radicals by as much as 20% over wearing sunscreen alone.  Super fruits are easy on the skin, so even the most sensitive skins can tolerate them. While limiting free radicals that lead to inflammation, dryness, aging and age spots, super fruits will also soften, sooth, hydrate and reduce redness. Check out Elizabeth Renee’s Sunrise Solution for gentle, effective protection.

The important thing to remember is the old adage, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.  It is so much harder to get rid of lines, wrinkles, pigmentation and other signs of aging once you have them.  Maybe that’s what Ben Franklin was really talking about.

Antioxidant Serums