Spring Clean the Skin

It seems that Spring has *finally* arrived, summer isn’t too far away!  If your skin looks like it’s still in winter, it’s time for a Skin Cleanse.  Deep cleaning the skin helps to slough away dead skin cells that are hanging on (like extra weight from the holidays) and prepares the skin to readily accept the hydration you apply, allowing for radiant skin that helps you look younger!

Step 1: Deep Cleansing

Washing away the surface bacteria, oil and grime every day is critical to a good skincare routine.  But sometimes, we need to go deeper.  Thoroughly cleanse the skin with a powerful, but gentle cleanser.  Preferably a dual-action cleanser that will give you both the surface clean and has an exfoliator for pores and deep seated oil.  Once the skin is clean we like to use the TEI Spa Sonic Spatula with a lavender mist to further eradicate contaminants that may lead to breakouts or a dull appearance.

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Step 2: Ingredients Matter

Using cheap moisturizers puts cheap ingredients on your skin.  While not all cheap ingredients are necessarily bad, they can open the opportunity for bad things to happen to your skin.  Cosmetic grade products may contain upto 70% bacteria (gross!!); Pharmaceutical grade products are required by law to contain less than 1%.  Make sure you’re using a product that doesn’t have just 1 or 2 great ingredients, but all of them!

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Step 3: Layers

Two is better than 1.  No matter how amazing and effective your moisturizer might be, you’ll get the most functionality out of it by pairing it with an equally powerful serum. A great rule of thumb to follow; always apply the lightest products first.  By applying the targeted serum first, you allow the moisturizer to help lock in additional moisture. This is incredibly important for those with very dry and/or mature complexions!

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Step 4: Specialty Skincare

Are you particularly concerned about a specific area?  The fine lines around the eyes? Maybe the hyper-pigmentation on your cheeks?  Or the lines on your neck?  Adding a specialty cream to your skincare cocktail is recommended, even in our 20-30’s to help prevent the irreversible breakdown of collagen and elastin.  Be sure to pick a product that is developed for your skin type and avoid products with hydroquinone.

Step 5: Fiercely Protect

Sun block is a girls very best friend.  Men and Children too!  Protect your skin from ultraviolet rays that can cause discoloration and lead to skin cancer.  Free radicals attack your skin cells and lead to a breakdown in the skin, allowing the appearance of pesky fine lines and wrinkles.  Remember to wear sunblock everyday, and reapply if you have continued outside sun exposure.

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Creamy Anti-Aging Eye Concealer

Do you love creamy eye concealer?  Do you love Biofond?  Did you know there is an easy way to create a creamy anti-aging eye concealer that will not only help to conceal uneven skintone, dark circles and hyper-pigmentation but will also work to fight signs of fine lines and wrinkles?

Continue reading “Creamy Anti-Aging Eye Concealer”

The Best Anti-Aging Eye Cream

“The eyes are the window to the soul”.  Have you heard that before?  How important is skincare around the eyes?   It’s so important to people that plastic surgery on the eyelids or skin surrounding the eyes is one of the top 5 most requested surgery procedures (source: American Society of Plastic Surgeons)

Continue reading “The Best Anti-Aging Eye Cream”

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.

How to get healthy skin – Skinfood

Skin is the largest organ in our bodies, so large it that adults carry some 8 pounds (3.6 kilograms) and 22 square feet (2 square meters) of it.  In fact National Geographic goes on to say this: Skin acts as a waterproof, insulating shield, guarding the body against extremes of temperature, damaging sunlight, and harmful chemicals. It also exudes antibacterial substances that prevent infection and manufactures vitamin D for converting calcium into healthy bones. Skin additionally is a huge sensor packed with nerves for keeping the brain in touch with the outside world. At the same time, skin allows us free movement, proving itself an amazingly versatile organ.

So what do we do to keep such an important part of our bodies healthy & hydrated?  We feed it of course!  Continue reading “How to get healthy skin – Skinfood”

Anti-aging skincare with natural ingredients

 

We all want to look our best at every age but at what cost to the health of our skin?

There are creams, lotions and potions that claim to offer the seemingly impossible by defying gravity or turning back the clocks.  While most of these products promise you results, their actual effectiveness is short-lived.  Silicone is a great example of a product that can temporarily make your skin feel smooth, allow your makeup to look flawless and cause, sometimes irreversible, damage your skin at the same time.  Read more about why silicone is bad here.

Hydration and sun protection are two of the most important things we can do to help protect our skin from showing premature signs of aging, suffering from skin damage and protect against acne/breakouts.  Using products that contain healthy, high quality ingredients the key to which products you should use.

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.

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One 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.

 

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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.

 

Visit our website to try your new favorite Swiss Skincare products at www.GerdaSpillmann.com, call us for free samples at 1-800-282-3223 or join us on Facebook & Twitter.

Peau de Fleurs – Dual Action Facial Cleanser

 Peau de Fleurs Mousse – an advanced Dual Action Anti-Aging Cleanser

Cleanse and exfoliate while helping to improve the health & appearance of your skin

Peau de Fleurs means the “Skin of Flowers”; delicate, beautiful and balanced.

This popular cleanser is ideal for normal-to-problematic skin types that thoroughly cleanses while maintaining critical moisture content with natural moisturizers, allowing for a balanced pH for radiant, glowing skin.PDF Dual Action Cleanser Small

Formulated with only 100% pharmaceutical grade ingredients, the Peau de Fleurs Cleanser cleanses away residual makeup, oil that may clog the pores, skin contaminants, and dead skin cells with a non-foaming formula and gentle exfoliation.   We recommend using it twice daily; once in the morning and again at night before applying your night creams.

Extracts from natural sources such as the Comfrey plant and Tamarind Seed give this exceptional Swiss formula a renowned reputation for not just cleansing the skin but also for significantly improving skin elasticity, hydration and smoothness. This revolutionary new cleanser is perfect for people who need quality skin care in as few steps as possible.

Tamarind Seed Extract has been found to exceed Hyaluronic Acid in laboratory tests for skin moisturization and decreasing fine line depth, for skin that appears smooth.  Tamarind Seed Extract is naturally rich in skin health boosting nutrients and has been found to include many important anti-aging factors including Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Sugar Enzymes, Citric Bitartrate and Collagen Fibers.

Proven to be hypoallergenic, the new Peau de Fleurs Cleanser helps to tighten the skin while delivering nutrition, aiding in hydration while leaving behind clean skin with a glowing and a youthful radiance.

Paraben Free, Mineral Oil Free, Animal Testing Free. All GS Products have received the Swiss Crossbow of Excellence, FDA approval and are Dermatologist recommended.

For more information please visit our website, send an email, join us on Facebook or give us a call.

WWW.GERDASPILLMANN.COM or 1-800-282-3223.

Makeup Artist Tina Earnshaw shares her secrets from sets Titanic, Spiderman2 and Ever After

Tina Earnshaw is a favorite Hollywood Makeup Artist who has worked on the sets of big movies like Titanic, Prometheus, MammaMia, Ever After, Spiderman 2 and Sliding Doors.

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She is now working on the set of Exodus, due out in 2014, starring Christian Bale.  For this film Tina requested her more of her favorite foundation, Bio-Fond Foundation by Gerda Spillmann.

Bio-Fond Foundation Makeup has been a staple in my kit for many years.  I love this is cream-to-powder finish makeup for the variety of colors, the consistent quality and the beautiful, flawless finish it gives anyone I apply it on.  No matter the skin condition, skin problem or even the occasional blemish Bio-Fond Foundation has performed perfectly! My talent loves it because one application lasts for hours, even in the worst conditions, it gives them physical sun block protection and makes them look stunning in front of High-Definition cameras.  Bio-Fond Foundation has been and will remain a constant companion in my makeup artist kit. 

Bio-Fond Foundation Makeup is a cream-to-powder foundation that derives its color from natural clays, has physical sun block protection (not chemicals), has the Swiss Crossbow of Excellence award and meets the highest standards of the industry.  Check out all 21 Colors of the Bio-Fond Foundation here and call 1-800-282-3223 for samples.

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For more information on Tina’s favorite makeup visit www.GerdaSpillmann.com , Like us on Facebook or call us toll-free at 1-800-282-3223.

3 (easy) steps for beautiful skin

Having and using a skincare regimen is vitally important for healthy skin and to help defy signs of aging.  A balanced PH, regular but gentle exfoliation, and hydration/moisturization of the skin will keep your skin glowing and youthful.

To develop your own skin care regimen follow these 3 easy steps.  To read this in PDF Form click here: 3 Steps to Perfect Skin 2013

 

Step 1: Cleanse & PurifyNew PDF Cleanser

Mild yet through cleansing not only washes away impurities from the skin but also gives the pores deep clarifying treatment to break down excess skin oils and flush out bacteria.  Peau de Fleurs Cleansing Mousse also has gentle, evanesce exfoliating beads to slough away dead skin cells that can contribute to a dull, ashy complexion.

Step 2: Specialty Treatments and Nourishing Care

New ERC TubeGenerally, you want to apply your products according to their density – lightest (serum) first and thickest (creams) last.

A: Intensive care & renewal with specialty products.   Anti-Aging Serum, Eye Care products and healing oils should be the first layers on the skin to benefit the deepest layers of the skin. Allow for these products to fully absorb before applying creams and moisturizers.

B: Hydrate and nourish the skin with care products for specific skin types, skin conditions and season.  We recommend the following:

Mature Skin: Renaissance Pro Age

Sensitive or Combination Skin: Prestige Cell

Dry Skin: Skinfood Extra Riche

Normal Skin: Skinfood Ultra Vital

Step 3: Protect against moisture loss, environmental pollutants and signs of aging.

Apply a hydrating base primer layer to keep the skin soft, protect it from environmental pollutants and minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pores.  Then Bio-Fond Deluxeapply a foundation with physical block protection from UVA and UVB rays and helps prevent moisture loss and lasts all day without touch-ups. Bio Fond Foundation is available in 21 colors and 2 convenient sizes.

 

GS has been the authoritative figure in exceptional Swiss Skin Care products for almost 70 years.  We formulate and manufacture our products with only 100% pharmaceutical grade ingredients, using the best natural sourced plants available and have received not only FDA approval but also the Swiss Cross Bow of Excellence for our products. Animal Cruelty Free now and always.

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