How do Amino Acids help your skin?

Amino acids are organic compounds that combine to form proteins. Amino acids and proteins are the building blocks of life. When proteins are digested or broken down, amino acids are left. So what do they do in our skincare products? Continue reading “How do Amino Acids help your skin?”


3 products for the best spa-like DIY facial

Ever feel the need for a good facial but don’t have the time to visit your favorite esthetician or spa? In your bathroom sanctuary and just 20 minutes you can help your skin feel renewed and refreshed, ready for any close ups! 

Cleanse & Exfoliate

Gently work an exfoliating cleanser into the skin by massaging in small circles all over the face and neck. Circular massage also helps to promote blood circulation, bring the skin more oxygen for a hea,thy appearance! Using warm water gently rub and rinse the cleanser until it’s all off the skin. Our favorite dual action exfoliating cleanser has both foaming cleanser and a small, gentle exfoliating bead. 

Mask (or Masque if we pretend to be fancy at home)

Using a deep hydrating product that will penetrate deep layers of the skin, feeding the skin cells the nutrients it needs will allow for our most beautiful, and confident, skin to show. We like this Biocellulose mask that has hyaluronic acid and detoxifies the skin. Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes and then peel off!


Apply a serum to the skin for continued nutrition and use one that has an amino acid complex to really boosts cellular strength for keeping fine lines and wrinkles at bay. This serum has a 24 hour amino acid complex that improves skin texture and gives you radiant skin. 


5 Plants for Anti-Aging Skincare

GS Botanical Ingredients

Botanical ingredients are derived from natural, plant sources that were created by Mother Nature that we can harness for powerful, effective skincare.  Gerda Spillmann has been studying and using these natural powerhouse ingredients for over 70 years.  Utilizing the newest technology has allowed GS to continue the traditions of proven skincare and given us the opportunity to take advantage of everything nature has to provide, for beautiful, healthy and radiant skin.

All of these botanical ingredients can be found in our line of Anti-Aging skincare products.

Renaissance Pro Age – decadent 24-hour Amino Acid cream with extracts of Wild Yam, Lemon, Cucumber and Avocado

Reniassance Age Serum – silky, light weight serum works quickly to improve skin texture and repair irritated or damaged skin

Prestige Cell – advanced moisture complex will balance the skin’s pH, improve the texture of damaged skin, build and retain the skin’s hydration

NEW! Swiss Brightening Cream – Revitalize the appearance of your skin, even out skin tone, diminish age spots and promote a balanced pH.

3 Botanical Anti-Aging Ingredients

3 Amazing, Botanical based Anti-Aging ingredients for healthy, youthful skin

Gerda Spillmann uses pharmaceutical grade ingredients because this level of quality is par with medical grade products but doesn’t require a license to use, making it powerful, effective and user-friendly.  GS has been devoted to using natural, botanical ingredients since the company was started in 1944. These three ingredients can be found in our line of Anti-Aging products that will help to renew the appearance of your skin, allowing for a healthy and more youthful appearance.

edelweissOne of our favorite ingredients is Swiss Edelweiss for its powerful anti-oxidant, free radical reducing powers.  Growing naturally at high altitude this iconic Swiss flower has adapted over thousands of years to thrive against the punishing, harsh rays of the sun and little oxygen.


Have you tried one of our anti-aging products with Proline Amino Acids?  This patented blend of Amino Acids, the building blocks of cells, helps to strengthen, renew and revitalize the skin’s appearance in a natural, healthy way – with long-term benefits and results.

tamarindseedextractTamarind Seed Extract is becoming more popular in the skin care industry and GS Products was one of the first to begin using this amazing ingredient!  More hydrating than Hyaluronic Acid and 4 (four!) times more effective than Vitamin C.  Tamarind Seed Extract has been found to include many important anti-aging factors including Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Sugar Enzymes, Citric Bitartrate and Collagen Fibers.  Tamarind Seed extract in the GS formulas has been proven to be hypoallergenic and ideal for all skin types.

Tamarind Seed Extract has been found to include many important anti-aging factors including Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Sugar Enzymes, Citric Bitartrate and Collagen Fibers.

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Renaissance: Renewal (for your skin)

Renaissance: a renewal of life, vigor, interest, etc.; rebirth; revival

Gerda Spillmann is dedicated to beautiful, healthy skin at any and all ages and stages of life.  If your skin has suffered damage, neglect or extreme changes then perhaps it is time for a Renaissance.

This nourishing line of Anti-Aging products from GS Products offers the skin the nutrition, hydration, and revitalizing effects necessary to enact change for the better within our skin.

Step 1 – Renaissance Age Serum

Renaissance Age SerumThis silky, light-weight serum works quickly to improve skin texture by aiding in production of collagen; limiting the loss of collagen; eliminating free-radicals; aids the skin in creating new, healthy cells and retaining skin’s essential hydration. Proven to be highly effective in Swiss laboratory studies, high performing Amino Acids and Tamarind Seed Extract, help to quickly repair irritated or damaged skin. Tamarind Seed Extract significantly improves skin elasticity, hydration and smoothness. In a recent study, this extract was found to outperform Hyaluronic Acid. Naturally grown Swiss Edelweiss has been established as a significant free-radical reducer, preventing further damage to the skin. These ingredients effectively work with the skin to give both immediate and long-lasting anti-aging effects.

Step 2 – Renaissance Active Oil (RAO)

RAO-New-Packaging-SmallA subtle blend of 100% highly refined essential oils with a natural citrus scent, this oil helps to rejuvenate dry, damaged skin and reduces the visible effects of burns, scar tissue and stretch marks. R.A.O. will infuse the skin with deep hydration and helps to boost elasticity, softening fine lines and wrinkles.  The essential oil extracts absorb quickly giving the skin a renewed feeling of vitality.

It also helps to reduce discomfort and redness from sunburn, laser treatments or shaving.


Step 3- Renaissance ProAge

Gerda Spillmann RenProAgeThe newest product in the Gerda Spillmann line of Swiss products, the Renaissance Pro Age is a decadent 24-hour cream quickly absorbs to help dry and damaged skin feel revived and look more youthful by hydrating and repairing the skin’s cells. Extracts of Wild Yam, Lemon, Cucumber and Avocado combine with the potent power of Amino Acids to effectively fight against aging and damaged skin while nourishing and protecting the epidermis. Swiss Edelweiss works to eliminate free-radicals, caused by UV exposure, environmental irritants and even the natural process of aging, protecting against further damage. Renaissance Pro Age helps to reduce the breakdown of essential collagen in the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin and gives you a natural, healthy and youthful glow.

*this is a repost of an earlier blog article

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3 reasons to use an Anti-Aging Serum

Renaissance Age SerumDermatologist and Estheticians recommend starting an anti-aging regimen in your mid-20’s to really help prevent fine lines and wrinkles from forming prematurely, but it’s never to late!

Is your moisturizer great but seems to be missing just one thing?  Does your skin care regimen need a boost?  You are probably missing an Anti-Aging Serum in your routine.

3 Reasons you should add an Anti-Aging Serum to your routine

  1. A serum will work with your moisturizer or nourishing cream to enhance and multiply anti-aging effects.
  2. Adds an additional layer of protection to the skin; eliminating loss of hydration and also protects against skin damaging free-radicals.
  3. When applied at night serums work with the bodies natural rejuvenation process to repair the skin.

Gerda Spillmann’s Renaissance Age Serum is a silky textured, light weight serum that is a powerful formulation of Proline Amino Acids, Tamarind Seed Extract and Swiss Edelweiss.  Amino Acids work on a cellular level to help rebuild damaged skin and to create new, healthy skin cells while the Tamarind Seed Extract penetrates deeply into the skin for intense hydration (read more about this amazing ingredient here).  Swiss Edelweiss is widely renowned for free-radical scavenging and anti-oxidants (more here).  Together this intense combination of ingredients synergystically improves skin texture for both immediate and long-lasting effects.

Swiss laboratory studies have shown Gerda Spillmann’s Renaissance Age Serum to have a tightening effect on the skin while Consumer Studies show clients feel that their skin not only looks better but feels better after a 6 week trial.

As with all of our Swiss Skin Care products, Renaissance Age Serum, is formulated with only 100% pharmaceutical grade ingredients, has never been tested on animals and meets both Swiss Cross Bow of Excellence and FDA standards.

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New Gerda Spillmann Skin Care Kits

They are here!

You’ve been asking and we were listening.  Now available are 6 different Skin Care Kits that allow you to bundle & save!  Each of these kits has a specific focus to help you treat, correct or improve upon your skin condition.   There are 3 basic Essential kits and 3 incredible Premium kits. 

Essential Care Kit  includes our amazing dual action Peau de Fleurs Cleanser (cleans & exfoliates) and the Skinfood Ultra Vital, for hydrating and feeding the skin with essential building blocks of healthy skin.  For combination and normal skin types.

Essential Hydration amps up the hydration level of your skin by nourishing, protecting and invigorating the skin.  RAO is a blended essential oil that is constantly praised as being a miracle product.  Skinfood Extra Riche has Tamarind Seed Extract that has been proven in Swiss studies to out perform Hyaluronic Acid in skin moisturization.  Powerful indeed.  For dry and mature skin types.

Essential Anti-Aging is essential for anyone who is trying to defy fine lines, wrinkles and look better than ever.  Eye Region Cream is a sacred formula that includes natural Chamomile extract that not only helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles but deeply nourishes the skin.  Purified Vitamin E helps to reduce puffiness and diminish dark circles.  Renaissance Pro Age Cream is a decadent 24 hour revitalizing cream with patented Proline Amino Acids, Swiss Edelweiss, and extracts of natural plants like Wild Yam, Lemon, Cucumber and Avocado.

Complete Care Kit is our first premium kit that includes 4 products – Peau de Fleurs Cleanser, Peau de Fleurs Tonic (alcohol free), Skinfood Ultra Vital and Hydro Pearls.  Start fresh every day with a combination of synergistic cleansing products with the dual action cleanser and the deep penetrating toner.  Then nourish and protect the skin with Skinfood Ultra Vital.  Hydro Pearls is a perfect water-based primer to give you the appearance of flawless skin before applying your Bio-Fond Foundation makeup.

Intense Hydration is dedicated to improving the texture of damaged, dry or intensely undernourished skin.  No one ones to have painfully dry skin in the winter and this exciting, premium kit will help to improve your skin texture in under a week.  To allow the hydrating products to penetrate start by washing the skin with the dual action Peau de Fleurs Cleanser that exfoliates & cleanses – sweeping away oil, dirt, bacteria and dead skin cells.  Then apply the alleviating and almost magical RAO dry oil that delivers moisture deep into the bottom layers of the dermis.  Seal these ingredients in while allowing your skin to breathe with the Skinfood Extra Riche and finish with the Hydro Pearls to protect your skin throughout the day from moisture loss.

Last but certainly not least is the Premium Anti-Aging Kit.  This kit includes Prestige Cell, Renaissance Age Serum and the Eye Region Cream – three of the very best Swiss Anti-Aging products ever made.  Renaissance Age Serum is a silky, smooth formula that is made with patented Proline Amino Acids, Swiss Edelweiss and Tamarind Seed Extract.  The combination of these ingredients limits the loss of collagen, eliminates damage causing free-radicals, aids in creating new, healthy cells and will significantly improve skin elasticity.  Prestige Cell is an active anti-aging, nutrient rich and concentrated cream to improve the texture of damaged skin, give a significant lifting & firming effect, eliminate free radicals with anti-oxidants and balance the skin’s pH.  Eye Region Cream is luxurious cream with natural Chamomile to help your eyes look 10 years younger.

So while checking your list twice consider how you can help your loved ones look their very best next year.  Having a hard time with that certain male in your life?  Check out this post on skin care gifts esp for men:

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New! Renaissance Pro Age Amino Acid Complex Moisturizer

Renaissance Pro Age is the ideal product for aging, damaged or undernourished skin with a unique proprietary blend of Amino Acids, Swiss Edelweiss, and natural age fighting extracts from Wild Yam, Lemon, Cucumber and Avocado.

This is a decadent cream that quickly absorbs to help dry and damaged skin feel revitalized and look more youthful by hydrating and repairing the skin’s cells with an Amino Acid Complex.

Proline Amino Acids found in Renaissance Pro Age, are crucially needed for collagen production. This provides the skin’s cells with cellular repair maintenance and aids in cell reconstruction to improve skin texture, elasticity and hydration.  Amino Acids are naturally found within our bodies to protect joints, produce cartilage, keep muscles flexible and break down proteins to create new, healthy cells.  Proline is biosynthetically derived from enzymes that allow topical products to absorb quickly and deeply into the epidermis.  These cutting edge Proline Amino Acids improve skin texture allowing skin to appear more youthful, radiant and with less wrinkle or fine line depth.

Renaissance Pro Age also contains Swiss Edelweiss, found to be twice as potent at Vitamin C, which works to eliminate free-radicals that are caused by UV exposure, environmental irritants and even the process of aging.  Renaissance Pro Age is Paraben Free, Mineral Oil Free and Animal Testing Free.  All GS Products have received the Swiss Crossbow of Excellence.

Initial reviews on this advanced cream have been given glowing approval for the improvement seen in the skin in just a few weeks.  Brittany Harris, an industry expert and Master Esthetician, who is sought after for her extraordinary ingredient knowledge has called Renaissance Pro Age “the newest and greatest anti-aging cream for anyone over 25.”

For more information visit our website, call us 1.800.282.3223 or send us an email.