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CORE 2 - Retinol / AHA's

Retinoids & AHA's
What the consumer needs is a combination of a retinoid and AHA. These two ingredients have been the absolute pillar of dermatology for the last 30 years and for good reason. They really work and they really have an effect on the epidermis to decrease the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

There is a huge amount of clinical support for the efficacy of AHAs and retinoids. You can say both ingredients plump the epidermis, which pushes out fine lines and wrinkles. However, they do it by different mechanisms of action. With AHAs, we have a huge increase in glycosaminoglycans in the skin and more water—the raisin and grape effect. The raisin has no water so it shrivels and has wrinkles. If you pump water into it, it plumps up and you have a grape. This is how AHAs work.

But retinoids increase the number of cells in the epidermis, so increased epidermal volume comes from increased cellular mitosis. The increased epidermal volume from AHA comes from increased moisture content, so the two together make a great marriage. But peptides and growth factors are the new thing. We now know the cell membrane is the brain of the cell—effector proteins and receptor proteins transfer messages to the DNA, deciding what’s transcribed and what proteins you make. We’re all protein machines, making 100,000 proteins that runs everything in our body, so all this is important too.

The “new age” ingredients, peptides and growth factors are not part of the "CORE" but when added as a building-block, enhance the effects for your CORE products.
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Gly Derm Lotion Lite 5 Image Skincare VITAL C Hydrating Enzyme Masque gloTherapeutics Renew Serum
Lotion Lite 5%
Our Price: $34.00
Renew Serum
Our Price: $38.00
GlyDerm Lotion Lite 5% - 5% AHA Indication - Normal, combination to slightly oily skin. Lite Lotions and Lite Hydrotone are formulated with no petrolatum or mineral oil.
Used to continue to improve skin appearance or to maintain the in office facials.

GlyDerm Lotion Lite 5%
is indicated for use to break up and slough off dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. In removing these dead skin cells, the skin functions optimally and pores shrink down. Improvement in skin coloring and overall health. Glycolic acid, when applied topically to the skin, smoothes the appearance of pores, fine lines, increases skin hydration and the skin begins to get a healthy glow.
Image VITAL C Hydrating Enzyme Masque is a hydrating enzyme
masque that gently exfoliates the buildup of dull, dry skin. Nourishing
Vitamins A, C, and E promote healthier, more radiant youthful skin.
gloTherapeutics Renew Serum contains hydroxy acids and retinol to stimulate a mild exfoliation and cell renewal to smooth, improve texture and tone of the skin. Blended with anti-bacterial agents that provide oil control benefits.

7% Glycolic Acid - keratolytic AHA that smoothes and improves skins texture

2% Salicylic Acid - renews skin and has anti-acne and anti-irritant properties

1% Retinol - accelerates cellular renewal
CELLective Glycolic Resurfacing Moisture Creme Retinol 0.6% with Microsponge NighGuard MAX 0.6% Retinol with Microsponge
CELLective Glycolic Resurfacing Moisture Creme contains a cocktail of alpha hydroxy acids for the removal of dead skin cells while reconditioning and hydrating the skin.
Use of Glycolic Resurfacing Moisture Creme on a daily basis improves overall skin texture and tone, improves uneven skin while encouraging healthy productive new skin formation.
Retinol 0.6% in Microsponge is designed to fight visible signs of aging, sun damage and oxidative stress.

Microsponge is a unique delivery technology that provides a time-released penetration of active ingredients to minimize stinging, irritation, redness while also feeding the skin on an "as needed" basis.
NighGuard MAX 0.6% Retinol with Microsponge is designed to fight visible signs of aging, sun damage and oxidative stress.

Microsponge is a unique delivery technology that provides a time-released penetration of active ingredients to minimize stinging, irritation, redness while also feeding the skin on an "as needed" basis.
DermWORX Hydro Exfoliating Masque SkinGLOW Radiance Masque gloTherapeutics Retinol CS
SkinGLOW Radiance Masque
Our Price: $52.50
Retinol CS
Our Price: $54.00
DermWORX Hydro Exfoliating Masque contains a unique combination of Glycolic Acid and Lactic Acid

A gentler, multi-tasking home treatment that boosts results from the very first use. Low dose (4%) Glycolic acid gently exfoliates dead skin cells for glowing skin while Lactic Acid (1%) plumps and hydrates the skin. This combination rejuvenates skin without irritation and unnecessary redness.
CELLective Clinical SkinGLOW Radiance Masque provides a progressive microexfoliation
and is designed to fight visible signs of aging, environmental damage
and oxidative stress by combining high-tech and natural ingredients. This product is the same as DermWORX Hydro-Exfoliating Masque
The highest cosmeceutical strength of retinol to minimize the appearance of fine lines, pore size and texture irregularities. The addition of brighteners create a glowing fresh appearance.
Recommended For: Aging/mature, fine lines, sun and environmental damage, dull complexions and before chemical exfoliation treatment
nightGUARD MAX Retinol Rhonda Allison RETINOL SUPREME DCL Multi-Action Penta Peel
RETINOL SUPREME
Our Price: $58.00
Multi-Action Penta Peel
Our Price: $60.00
nightGUARD MAX Retinol 0.6% in Microsponge® is designed to fight visible signs of aging, sun damage and oxidative stress. Rhonda Allison Retinolic Acid has a beneficial exfoliating, restorative effect on skin. This compound adds the perfect balance to strengthen the integrity of the skin. DCL Penta Peel effectively delivers FIVE naturally derived acids for FIVE highly refining actions:

  • Mandelic Acid 5% - derived from almonds and resurfaces skin
  • Phytic Acid 2.5% - natural plant antioxidant brightens skin
  • Lactic Acid 2.5% - derived from milk and smooths skin
  • Salicylic Acid 2% - derived from willow tree bark and unclogs pores
  • Hyaluronic Acid - found naturally in the skin and hydrates and softens skin
Exuviance Vespera Bionic Serum Double Trouble 5% L-Lactic Pomegranate Peel Neostrata Skin Active Retinol + NAG Complex
Vespera Bionic Serum
Our Price: $72.00
Exuviance Vespera Bionic Serum helps smooth lines and wrinkles on aging skin while protecting from oxidative damage with this concentrated treatment blended with Alpha Hydroxy and Polyhydroxy acids, Pro-Vitamins A, C, and E, and powerful antioxidants. Lasts 5-6 Months!
Sircuit Skin's Double Trouble
Lactic Acid Pomegranate Peel is a safe, nourishing peel for use at home. Enriched with antioxidants along with 5% lactic acid, this rich peel breaks down the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin without the intense sting of other acids such as glycolic or malic acid.
Neostrata Skin Active Retinol + NAG Complex

You have NEVER experienced Retinol like this..
Pure 0.5% Retinol in a time released, microencapsulated formula that maximizes potency and tolerability, while patented NeoGlucosamine boosts the volumizing and firming effects of Retinol.
RETISOME Liposome Encapsulated Retinol Retriderm Vitamin A Serum Sircuit supernatural-A restorative Retinoid Creme
WHAT ARE THE CLINICAL BENEFITS OF RETISOME?

* Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
* Improve skin tone and irregular pigmentation
* Increase skin elasticity and overal firmness
* Prevent Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL)
* Ensure proper growth of skin cells

What makes RETISOME unique?
* Liposome encapsulated Retinol and Antioxidants
* Highly concentrated for effective strength
* Emollient based for gentle hydration
* Fragrance and paraben-free<
The visible reconditioning results provided by Retriderm Vitamin A Serum can be attributed to its high concentration of retinol. The topical application of Vitamin A (retinol) quickly promotes a clearer overall complexion by inciting the growth of new skin cells, which provide greater structural integrity for your skin. Recommended Alternatives: Cellective NightGuard MAX Rejuvenation Serum
Sircuit Cosmeceuticals supernatural-A restorative Retinoid Creme
is an emollient-rich, anti-aging creme formulated with extremely potent anti-aging, nourishing, protective and skin supporting ingredients.
Sircuit savant Vita A alternative serum Sircuit infusion-A intensive retinoid serum PCA A&C Synergy Serum
Sircuit Cosmeceuticals savant Vita A alternative serum is designed to energize cells and tighten skin whole providing rich hydration and radiance. This comprehensive anti-aging treatment serum handles all the vital jobs of hydrating, energizing and smoothing while also being beneficial for those with problem skin. Sircuit Cosmeceuticals infusion-A intensive retinoid serum is formulated with extremely potent anti-aging, nourishing, protective and skin supporting ingredients. The most important being patent pending IconicA. IconicA contains skin perfecting stabilized retinaldehyde making it much more potent than traditional retinaldehyde. Use to achieve and maintain total skin clarity. Helps with cell regeneration, collagen stimulation, line minimizing, lightening, pore refining, skin strengthening, anti-inflammation, skin firming and tightening!
Neostrata Skin Active Cellular Restoration Retriderm Serum PLUS 0.75% Retinol gloTherapeutics Triple Action Serum
Triple Action Serum
Our Price: $90.00
Neostrata Skin Active Cellular Restoration
A potent night cream formulated to restore skin's essential cells, rebuild the deep skin matrix and reduce oxidative damage for skin that is firmer, more lifted and vibrant.

  • Apple Stem Cell Extract helps to delay the effects of aging
  • Peptides enhance collagen and reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles
  • Glycolic Acid increases collagen production for plumper, fuller skin
  • Maltobionic Acid and Gluconolactone help repair damage in deep skin layers
  • Grape seed extract and SuperFruit antioxidant extracts of pomegranate, blueberry, and acai protect against cell aging
Retriderm Serum PLUS provides radiant skin while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with a 0.75% formulation. For noticeable improvement in skin tone and texture, Retriderm Serum PLUS is perfect for you if you have some visible skin care concerns or as a step-up regimen after using Retriderm Serum PLUS. Recommended For: Hyperpigmentation, uneven tone, again, sun damage, dull complexions, pre- and post- treatment.
gloTherapeutics Triple Action Serum delivers visible regulation of cell renewal and evens tone and clarity in target areas immediately.
Retriderm Vitamin A Serum MAX (ULTRA) CerumWORX Night Serum Retinol + Resveratrol nightGUARD MAX Retinol + Resveratrol
The visible reconditioning results provided by Retriderm Vitamin A Serum ULTRA can be attributed to its high concentration of retinol. The topical application of Vitamin A (retinol) quickly promotes a clearer overall complexion by inciting the growth of new skin cells, which provide greater structural integrity for your skin. CerumWORX Night Serum Retinol + Resveratrol contains retinol with advanced antioxidants in a single use capsule.

CerumWORX Night Serum
contains:

  • Retinol 0.075% in Microsponge which is a slow release retinol
  • Resveratrol 0.5% in Microsponge which is a slow release antioxidant resveratrol that eliminates alcohol and organic solvents
NightGUARD MAX Retinol + Resveratrol contains retinol with advanced antioxidants in a single use capsule. Each dose is metered to cover the entire face. Encapsulating the active ingredients allows full potency to stay intact until the capsule is opened and dispensed on the skin.

Application of therapeutic doses of retinol improves cellular turnover of the skin while signaling new cells to product collagen. This leads to improved elasticity and decreased sagging of the skin. Collagen loss after menopause has been well documented at over 50% so the use of products that stimulate collagen are crucial to an anti-aging protocol.
NIA 24 Intensive Retinol Repair iS Clinical PRO-HEAL SERUM ADVANCE+ Rhonda Allison SynErgy A
Intensive Retinol Repair
Our Price: $130.00
Pro-Heal Serum Advance+
Our Price: $142.00
NIA24 Intensive Retinol Repair is an intensive repair treatment is formulated with Pro-Niacin and Retinol to address multiple signs of aging.

Niacin helps speed the conversion of retinol to its active form and reinforce skin's natural barrier for an effective skin-aging solution without the irritation. Potent Sodium Hyaluronate hydrates skin and locks in moisture.


iS Clinical PRO-HEAL SERUM ADVANCE+ is supported by a brand new clinical study which cites its ability to promote and encourage healing, provide unsurpassed antioxidant protection, protect against UV damage, treat acne and rosacea, facilitate collagen production while increasing overall cellular integrity. Even treats cystic acne. Rhonda Allison SynErgy A (formerly Organic A Complex) is a unique
blend of retinol, organic stem cell technology, and organic veggies and
herbs that lends a gentle, yet potent approach to healthy skin and a
flawless complexion.