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Would you add 2 steps to your skin care routine if it gets you better results? And, over 20% OFF…Always!
Managing a detailed skincare regimen is not always easy – as busy women, it is difficult sometimes to remember the routine, much less find the time to put it into action. But A French Touch Parisian Skincare Salon and Jan Marini Skin Research are here to help! With the Jan Marini Skin Care Management System, skincare is broken down into five simple, customized steps using the latest clinically validated technology.
1. Deep Cleanse
Bioglycolic Facial Cleanser is a gentle cleanser that encourages a smoother skin texture by using the follicular cleansing action of glycolic acid and is perfect for acne-prone skin. The formula is soap-free and non-irritating, leaving the skin naturally hydrated.
C-ESTA Face Serum is a non-comedogenic, powerful antioxidant formula that will show quick improvements in the skin’s surface by appearing smoother, firmer and tighter. Your skin will look more even-toned and younger when using this product.
Bioglycolic Bioclear Lotion offers remarkable anti-aging and skin resurfacing properties that help reduce fine lines, wrinkles, acne and rosacea. Follicle size will reduce dramatically and a younger luminous skin will be revealed.
Transformation Face Cream will help rebuild and repair damaged skin cells by using Growth Factor beta-1, Tymosin beta-4 and peptides. This time released system will leave the skin looking hydrated and healthy. Systems for Dry/Very Dry skin include Age Intervention Cream; its patented formula specifically targets changes in the appearance of skin resulting from hormonal changes and cumulative sun exposure.
Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF 30 is one of the key components in the skin care management system. It contains a PhytoMelanin plant extract that provides UV and antioxidant protection and an oil control system using microscopic sponge technology. It is oil free and water resistant, leaving skin silky and velvety.
These products are just a sampling of those available for each step – one unique aspect of the Skin Care Management system is that it can be easily customized to accommodate any skin needs. Plus, additional Jan Marini products such as the Regeneration Booster and Retinol Plus are easy to incorporate into the system.
Stop by the salon today for a consultation and discover the true potential of your skin!
Not only are A French Touch Salon’s clients raving about the C-Esta product line, but skin care professionals all around the country are thrilled with the results that their clients are seeing from using the C-Esta line. Below are a few examples.
“We love the C-ESTA Serum from JMSR and see it as one of the most comprehensively recommended products for our patient base. From those that are in the early 20’s through our Baby Boomer patients and beyond, C-ESTA is commonly recommended with rave reviews from users and is consistently one of our top sellers in this line, and among Vitamin C products. Jan Marini has many extraordinary products with C-ESTA Serum clearly being included in that category.”Joel Schlessinger MD, FAAD, FAACS Board Certified Dermatologist and Cosmetic Surgeon Omaha, NE
“One of our best sellers, C-ESTA Serum, continues to produce fabulous results for our clients that are looking for a good Vitamin C product. Bright, smooth and tighter looking skin keeps clients coming back for this effective product. I recommend this product to my facial surgery patients to help prolong the results of their surgery.”Lee D. Robinson, M.D., P.C. Lake Oswego, OR
“Our patients tell us that this product is a “face lift in a bottle.” It really complements any facial treatment or laser service that we offer. The skin’s appearance is measurably firmer and tighter. The appearance of wrinkles is dramatically reduced. C-ESTA remains one of our best selling JMSR products.”Nanette Broderick Plastic Surgery Offices of Dr. Daryl Hoffman & Dr. Kirk Churukian Los Gatos, CA
“I have been using the C-ESTA product line by Jan Marini Skin Research for nearly 12 years on patients, staff members and myself. This dynamic antioxidant solution has integrated well into both our rejuvenation and maintenance skin care regimes. User compliance with C-ESTA protocols has been exceptional, and we have noted that these patients are very satisfied with the clinical benefits of using this product.”Carlos Puig, MD Katy, TX
“Jan Marini C-ESTA Serum is my favorite topical Vitamin C. It combines other essential factors to improve the appearance of fine lines and skin firmness. It is very easy to apply and feels great on the skin. With daily application, skin looks more youthful within a short period of time.”Noushin Parastouk, MD Irvine, CA
“I truly love Jan Marini’s C-ESTA Serum! It is hands-down one of my favorite JMSR products. The light sweet smell, creamy texture and overall improvement I see in my skin, make it by far the best Vitamin C product on the market! I use C-ESTA Serum daily on my face, neck and chest, and can’t imagine this not being part of my daily skin care regime!”Ashley Forsberg, Clinical Esthetician Offices of Gary McCracken, MD Dermatologist Scottsdale, AZ
Regular $314, Now $236 in November
Plus, receive a complimentary
AGE INTERVENTION EYE CREAM
Yes, you read that correctly: 25% off the Jan Marini Skin Care Management System in November! This is an amazing opportunity to take advantage of a rare promotion and get started with results-oriented skincare today. Your customized kit will make a noticeable difference in your skin. Just think younger, healthy luminous skin in 5 simple steps:
Step 1: Cleanse
-The Bioglycolic Facial Cleanser is a gentle cleanser that encourages a smoother skin texture by using the follicular cleansing action of glycolic acid and is perfect for acne-prone skin. The formula is soap-free and non-irritating, leaving the skin naturally hydrated.
Step 2: Rejuvenate
-The C-ESTA Face Serum is a non-comedogenic, powerful antioxidant formula that will show quick improvements in the skin’s surface by appearing smoother, firmer and tighter. Your skin will look more even-toned and younger when using this product.
Step 3: Resurface
-The Bioglycolic Bioclear Lotion offers remarkable anti-aging and skin resurfacing properties that help reduce fine lines, wrinkles, acne and rosacea. Follicle size will reduce dramatically and a younger luminous skin will be revealed.
Step 4: Hydrate
-This Transformation Face Cream will help rebuild and repair damaged skin cells by using Growth Factor beta-1, Tymosin beta-4 and peptides. This time released system will leave the skin looking hydrated and healthy.
Step 5: Protect
-The Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF 30 is one of the key components in the skin care management system. It contains a PhytoMelanin plant extract that provides UV and antioxidant protection and an oil control system. It is oil free and water resistant, which leaves skin looking silky and velvety.
The Jan Marini Skin Care Management System will absolutely change the way you feel about your skin! Finally achieve the results you’ve been looking for with hydrated, silky smooth healthy skin!
To begin or stock up on Jan Marini’s Skin Care Management System, stop by our salon or call us directly.
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So your understanding of why dark pigment areas appear after years of clear skin is- shall we say- spotty? Read about what causes them, what active ingredients actually diminish them, and what products contain them, below. OR- consult with your esthetician to determine the best plan of attack without heading for laser or other invasive, expensive, and temporary medical options.
The term “dark spots” is a generic description for multiple forms of hyperpigmentation including sun damage, age spots, melasma, discoloration, uneven tone and more. Hyperpigmentation is caused by a variety of factors, but is typically a result of cumulative sun exposure, environmental stressors and hormones –making it a challenge that nearly everyone faces as they age. The appearance of dark spots is also associated with aging, in fact,studies have shown that the degree of hyperpigmentation is directly linked to a person’s perceived age, even in the absence of wrinkles.
Despite being one of, if not the most common signs of aging, hyperpigmentation is one of the most difficult conditions to address and can take months to show improvement. Improvement requires addressing current concerns with proper home care and may also require treatments including peels . Preventing future dark spots into the future requires a combination of sun protection and use of a proper home care regimen with proven topical products.
Hyperpigmentation is defined as any abnormal increase in genetically programmed skin pigmentation. Many factors can contribute to changes in skin color or uneven pigmented patches. These include: UV light (did you know that even fluorescent office lights can be a source of UV exposure?), chemicals, genetics, age, local infection, hormones, drugs, and acne. We can now add to the list the harmful effects of Blue Light (watch that screen time!)
Common hyperpigmentation concerns are usually focused on solar lentigo (areas of discoloration from sun exposure). Areas most affected are the face, the decolleté ( literally translated as the “uncollared area”) and the back of the hands. How many of us remember to reapply sunscreen every 80 minutes? Do you apply it daily to the back of your hands which receive constant exposure while you drive?
Melasma, another form of abnormal coloration, is characterized by blotchy brown hyperpigmented patches that have an irregular shape and may be distributed over the cheeks, forehead, upper lip and neck. Frequently, this condition occurs during pregnancy, at menopause, and in those taking hormones or oral contraceptives. It can also rarely occur in men. Sun exposure and certain topical or oral medications can worsen the appearance of the discolored areas dramatically. Melasma can affect either the epidermal (superficial) layers of the skin, the dermal (deep) layers of the skin, or both. The distinction, visible through a Woods Lamp, is important because epidermal pigmentation may respond well to being lessened or resolved with topical agents while dermal pigmentation may need to be addressed more aggressively.
It is a fact that pigment plays a role in protecting the skin from damage caused by ultra-violet light (sun exposure). Recent studies indicate that this protective action is due to melanin’s ability to act as a potent free radical scavenger. Apparently, free radicals that are triggered through sun exposure are neutralized by melanin which in turn aids in preventing cellular DNA damage. However, continuous UV exposure (without protection) creates a cycle of pigment production at the dermal (deeper skin) level, causing inflammation, melanocyte activation, melanin synthesis, and melanin transfer. The result, in plain terms, is uneven, blotchy skin tone, detracting from the overall clarity and youthful even tone of your skin.
Non-Prescription (non-Hydroquinine) Product Solutions
Glycolic Acid : SOTHYS GLYSALAC Dermobooster and JAN MARINI BIOCLEAR LOTION OR CREAM
Starting at the most basic level, medical studies indicate that glycolic acid assists in resolving hyperpigmentation by breaking down the cellular bonds of the dead layers (stratum corneum), causing a lifting of over-pigmented areas.It is also proven to act as a delivery “carrier” for other topical products and medications, thus enhancing the effects of lightening agents. It can be found in Jan Marini’s Bioclear Lotion and Cream (which are both comprised of 12% glycolic, 2% salicylic and 2% azeleic acids) applied as Step 3 of the Skin Care Management System. I recommend SOTHYS’ Glysalac Acid Dermobooster as a gentler, but still very effective option for epidermal exfoliation.
Alpha Arbutin, Hexylresorcinol and Glycyrrhiza Glabra Extract (Licorice Root) JAN MARINI LUMINATE FACE LOTION
LUMINATE FACE LOTION i- this dynamic alpha-arbutin face cream combines concentrated all-trans-retinol with advanced NON-hydroquinone technologies to lighten the appearance of discoloration and reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles – helping to restore your skin’s youthful complexion. It is a powerful cocktail of the following safe ingrediients for skin lightening:
Extracted from plants such as bearberries, blueberries, and cranberries, alpha arbutin is a safe skin brightening ingredient which helps to fade scars and pigmentation left behind by breakouts and sun damage. According to LA Dermatologist Michael LIN: “Arbutin is a molecule extracted from the bearberry plant that prevents the formation of melanin,” Lin explains. He compares arbutin to two other gentle brighteners: kojic acid (derived from mushrooms) and licorice root (derived from the licorice plant). “[They] are derived from different natural ingredients, but they all function as tyrosinase inhibitors to provide skin lightening and brightening effects,” he says. Basically, brown spots come from pigments that are produced in cells called melanocytes, which contain enzymes called tyrosinase. They can activate anytime they come in contact with UV light, which is why you’ll notice freckles and sun spots starting to develop if you spend too much time in the sun.3 That’s when arbutin comes in—it blocks tyrosinase and keeps dark spots at bay.”
Hexylresorcinol has long been recognized as a highly effective, non-toxic lightening agent has been shown to have efficacy comparable to or greater than 4% hydroquinone. It is a powerful tyrosinase inhibitor, exceptional at addressing overly pigmented areas and brightening overall skin tone. So safe, this ingredient has been used in cough drops!
Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza Glabra) has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries, and is the source of licorice extract used topically for skin. It’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects have been proven to help fade dark spots. It is most importantly a much safer alternative to hydroquinone, previously thought to be the gold-standard brightening ingredient, though banned in many countries for its unwanted side effects and even potential safety concerns.
LUMIRA™ by COLORESCIENCE
A few years back COLORESCIENCE developed a patented active ingredient UV Complex known as LUMIRA™ which brightens by addressing underlying causes of skin pigmentation, and preventing future pigmentation. LUMIRA™ counteracts the cycle of pigment production at every level, addressing inflammation, melanocyte activation, melanin synthesis, and melanin transfer. What does this mean for those of us who aren’t chemists? LUMIRA™ addresses current pigmentation, as well as pigmentation in progress.
Getting at the root cause of pigmentation with the newest addition to the Colorescience treatment line-up is EVEN UP MULTI-CORRECTION SERUM, just launched in March 2021 to diminish the appearance of dark spots, age spots and other discoloration. An added benefit is a more balanced, luminous and uniform skin surface combined with enhanced hydration levels. Applied as a lightweight serum before your moisturizer, just a few weeks will reveal a more radiant, even-textured complexion.
This new serum can be paired for maximum texture and radiance results with Colorescience’s classic 3 -in-1 SPF50 EVEN UP CLINICAL PIGMENT PERFECTOR in a beautiful universal tint that doubles as a primer while it works on brightening the complexion with – you guessed it- LUMIRA™ complex!
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Serious skincare treatments, paired with a serious home care regimen will achieve the results I seek in partnership with my clients. Let’s design your new skin program together, with award-winning, rejuvenating skin care products and professional as well as at-home peels that offer a multi-faceted approach to reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation, resulting in a lighter, brighter, more youthful looking complexion with improvement visible in as little as a month!
Living through a pandemic is fraught with sadness, uncertainty and concern for our health and well-being. It also affords us more time to reflect upon the more positive aspects of living which we are grateful for every day.
I must say that foregoing the service aspect of my calling as an esthetician is heart-wrenching. So much of my passion for skincare is derived from sharing that knowledge and interacting with my amazing clients. Determining what treatments can noticeably improve the quality of their skin and customizing their homecare to sustain those in-salon results inspires me as we partner in our common goal of skin health and beauty.
And so with more time to focus on education, I am offering a monthly “Regimen Review” for those who are either starting to focus more on their skincare needs during this period when our skin’s luminosity, texture and hydration are being assaulted by the “aggressors” of erratic sleep patterns, poor diet, winter weather and stress. And I will address skincare “boosts” to jumpstart and stimulate the skin’s natural functions which may be showing signs of slackening whether age, hormones, or medications are preventing the skin from looking it’s best.
“Great skin doesn’t happen by chance. It happens by appointment.” A consultation in a socially distant setting by Facetime or in person (our masks, plexiglass shields and air filters in the salon offer a safe option) allow us to discuss your concerns.
Let’s begin the journey with your skin type. Early in my aesthetic career, I learned the first important rule of skincare from my mother Yvette, an esthetician trained in France who owned her salon in Los Gatos California for 30 years. She taught me that every woman’s skin is often generally categorized into subgroups. But the fact of the matter is that your skin’s “type” is actually like your fingerprint- specific, individual, unique to you and your body’s physiology and lifestyle.
This is why I customize my clients’ regimens to their PARTICULAR needs. And yes, we start off with a basic, loosely structured “category”, which I will offer regimens for below. But then the true focus begins, the artistry of finding what makes YOUR skin respond. I help design a plan that meets YOUR concerns to produce the most visible results. So let’s begin with your skin type and the basic regimen of 5 steps that French women (and of course ALL women) typically follow if they are expecting to maintain younger, luminous skin.
Jan Marini Regimens: