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The holiday party starts at 6pm and you’re still not ready!! Sounds like it’s time for our Express Holiday Glow prep. Just a few easy go to products to get you glowing in no time.

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  • First start with Fresh A Peel multi fruit acid peel for hydrated and bright skin. The unique combination of Lactic acid and Multi-Fruit Enzymes provide superior rate of exfoliation while reducing the appearance of fine lines, pores, and skin imperfections (and Lactic Acid also pulls moisture to the surface of the skin which creates a plump complexion). Apply to dry clean skin for 2-5 minutes and then rinse with cool water. The finished result will be even, smooth, bright and fresh-looking skin.
  • Next deliver potent power packed brightening results with our NEW Brightening Elixir, featuring Vitamin C (l-ascorbic acid) 9%, Ferulic acid 3%, Vitamin B 3%, and Vitamin E 2% (alpha tocopherol) to protect skin against damage caused by free radicals (including UVA/UVB), increases firmness, diminishes the appearance of fine lines, improves skin tone and boosts hydration for a brighter, visibly healthier complexion.
  • Don’t forget your eyes even when in a hurry. Plant Profusion Energetic Eye Cream, packed with a proprietary blend of superior active ingredients improves the appearance of aging skin by rehydrating, de-puffing and smoothing out overall texture – resulting in a rested and bright glow.
  • Don’t forget to hydrate! Add a drop of Fleuressence Native Botanical Oil, a blend of 100% pure active botanicals, fruit extracts and natural oil may help deliver powerful vitamins and nutrients to the skin to boost moisture levels. Rich in powerful Omega fatty acids and Vitamins A, C & E, the botanical actives may help work to diminish the appearance of fine lines and discoloration.  into your foundation of choice and apply to your face.
  • Next highlight the face with RMS Magic Luminizer. Pay attention to the upper cheekbones, inner crease of the eye and the top of the upper lip for that maximum vavavoom glow!
  • Finish the look with a pop of lip color. RMS lip-gloss in Bloom looks beautiful on all complexions and is the perfect holiday shade!

 

Get Glowing!

In preparation for our journey to Australia, (aka, the coffee capital of the world), the website Good Food in Australia has just published an insightful critique into Melbourne Coffee Culture and has discovered that it’s part of the city’s fabric and DNA. Good Food proposes that quite simply, Melbourne has the world’s best coffee culture! To say that we are excited is simply an understatement.

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Fact: Americans consume more than 580 million cups of coffee each day as part of their daily ritual. Studies have shown that daily consumption of caffein has been shown to have a slew of health benefits including, improving muscle performance and stamina, aids in eye-health, contains anti-cancer properties, promotes weight loss, improves overall cardiovascular health, sharpens your brain, and reduces the risk of diabetes to name a few.

Research is emerging that unroasted coffee beans provide numerous skin-related benefits when applied topically.This is especially true of one of the most commonly grown species of the coffee plant, Coffea arabica.

Coffea arabica seed oil is extracted by cold pressing green coffee beans. Its high concentration of essential fatty acids, sterols, and vitamin E make it a potent antioxidant that can offer protection against skin damage such as sunburn cell formation and DNA degradation. It can also assist in the prevention of the development of photoaging and inflammatory skin disorders. Caffeine’s ability to constrict small blood vessels and reduce inflammation is an asset in a number of creams designed to minimize dark circles and sagging skin under the eyes (our favorite eye treatment which contains caffein).

In a placebo-controlled clinical study of 40 female participants, a topical mixture containing Coffea arabica was applied twice daily as a facial wash and once per day as a lotion and night cream. After 12 weeks, treated subjects experienced significant improvements in the appearance of wrinkles,firmness, redness, and texture, compared to the control group.

These impressive results were due to Coffea arabica’s ability to increase production of collagen and elastin and to protect against the loss of moisture.

When Brazilian scientists tested Coffea arabica seed oil on human skin, they found a 1.5-fold increase in elastin production and a nearly 2-fold increase in collagen production compared to the controls. These two proteins are essential for smoothing wrinkles and preserving the firmness and flexibility of facial skin.

In addition, treated skin cells had nearly 7-fold higher expression of aquaglycerolporins-3 (AQP-3) and a 2-fold increase in the amount of glycosaminoglycans. These proteins act as a tag-team to halt moisture loss and improve skin hydration. First, glycosaminoglycans behave like a sponge to bind and trap water molecules in a water reservoir, then AQP-3 transports them to the upper layers of the skin where they reduce excessive facial dryness and fine lines.

Bottom line, we’re telling you that caffein is not only beneficial from a health standpoint, but also promotes ample anti-aging infusions topically. So….get your coffee on!

References: 

  1. Velazquez PMC, Dieamant GC, Eberlin S, et al. Effect of green Coffea arabica L. seed oil on extracellular matrix components and water-channelexpression in vitro and ex vivo human skin models. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2009 Mar;8(1):56-62.
  2. Kitagawa S, Yoshii K, Morita SY, Teraoka R. Efficient topical delivery of chlorogenic acid by an oil-in-water microemulsion to protect skin againstUV-induced damage. Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo). 2011;59(6):793-6.
  3. Koo SW, Hirakawa S, Fujii S, Kawasumi M, Nghiem P. Protection from photodamage by topical application of caffeine after ultraviolet irradiation. Br J Dermatol. 2007 May;156(5):957-64.
  4. Palmer DM, Kitchin JS. A double-blind, randomized, controlled clinical trial evaluating the efficacy and tolerance of a novel phenolic antioxidant skincare system containing Coffea arabica and concentrated fruit and vegetable extracts. J Drugs Dermatol. 2010 Dec; 9(12):1480-7.
  5. Available at: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/04/09/coffee-mania/2069335/. Accessed August 2, 2013.
  6. Available at: http://www.ico.org/botanical.asp. Accessed August 2, 2013.
  7. Product monograph: Lipactive Green Coffee. Green TechNaturally. January 2008.
  8. Product monograph: Crodarom Green Coffee. Crodarom.
  9. Kaczvinsky JR, Griffiths CE, Schnicker MS, Li J. Efficacy of anti-aging products for perioribtal wrinkles as measured by 3-D imaging. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2009 Sep;8(3):228-33.

We are so excited to announce the latest breakthrough in anti-aging skincare collection, Plant Profusion by Goldfaden MD. This breakthrough collection combines potent skin tightening, strengthening and hydrating agents that work together to diminish the appearance of fine lines and sagging skin on the face, around the eyes and on the neck and décolleté. Detoxifying enzymes protect against DNA damage and stimulate the synthesis of collagen production improving overall healthy skin function, including circulation.

The collection features the exclusive GOLDFADEN MD Plant Profusion Extract Complex, PURFLORA, a proprietary complex blend that is simply nature at its best. The superior antioxidant benefits of natural Raspberry Leaf and Comfrey Leaf Stem Cell actives, along with White Tea Leaf, Garden Cress Sprout and Birds of Paradise extracts offer the exceptional ability to enhance the skin’s appearance. PURFLORA is clinically proven to effectively rejuvenate the skin by increasing cell turnover, reducing inflammation and improving luminosity to reveal a fresher, smoother, more radiant looking skin tone. An exclusive powerful blend of carefully cultivated plant stem cell actives and botanical extracts formulated to strategically repair and renew skin for enhanced youthfulness.

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PURFLORA complex includes the following potent anti-aging ingredients:

  • Raspberry Leaf Extract: Repairs and increases the antioxidant function in human DNA. Raspberries are loaded with powerful anti-inflammatory resveratrol that works to boost healthy skin function and delivers wrinkle repair prevention.
  • Comfrey Stem Cells: Used since the ancient times for its extensive healing properties and anti-aging abilities. This stem cell works to prevent the age-related thinning of the epidermis by boosting cell turnover resulting in a smoother and increased plump complexion.
  • White Tea Leaf Extract: A  powerful antioxidant, while tea provides superior antioxidant protection and skin rejuvenating properties that increase collagen and elastin production and decrease the appearance of wrinkles.
  • Garden Cress Sprouts: Contains rich amounts of detoxification enzymes resulting in a clearer complexion. Works to protect skin against pollutants, environmental stress factors and helps to prevent DNA damage.
  • Birds of Paradise Extract: Derived from White Bird of Paradise, this multi-functional ingredient works to restore skin’s youthful appearance by reducing uneven skin pigmentation, dull and lackluster complexion resulting in an increased illuminated glow.

“I am particularly excited about introducing the Plant Profusion collection to a broader scope of consumers, as a tremendous amount of research went into the development of PURFLORA, the new proprietary complex blend that is found throughout the collection. The Plant Profusion collection is a breakthrough fusion of luxury, science and potent natural ingredients that produce physician strength results in a way that does not currently exist within the marketplace,” says founder Gary Goldfaden MD.

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The GOLDFADEN MD Plant Profusion Collection couples scientific expertise, a proprietary blend of nourishing active plant cell extracts and powerful natural ingredients to restore and improve the appearance of aging skin. Offering four targeted treatment products in the collection including Supreme Serum, a powerful anti-aging concentrate that repairs DNA function, controls uneven pigmentation, promotes collagen production and healthy skin function while also protecting against oxidative stress; Energetic Eye Cream, a potent age defying eye treatment that improves overall healthy skin function including circulation, protects, repairs, and rehydrates the eye area while also stimulating the synthesis of collagen production; Regenerative Night Cream, a powerful multi-functional anti-aging formula that promotes skin cell longevity, improves the appearance of fine lines and increases healthy skin function; and Lifting Neck Cream, a dynamic breakthrough formula that repairs DNA function, promotes collagen production, delivers the necessary nutrients to restore a youthful-looking neck, controls uneven pigmentation and improves dull lackluster skin.