4 ways to make your moisturizer better

Applying moisturizer or creams seems like a common sense detail, right? We put a bit on  our hands, rub it on our faces and go about our day. This lassiez-faire attitude  can lead to using your products ineffectively. If you’re going to buy a quality moisturizer, make it work for you!

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Skincare for Men

Men are becoming increasingly more and more aware of their skincare needs.  While shaving has been an issue for most of their lives, men neglect the important part of hydrating and nourishing the skin to keep them looking their very best.

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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?”

Skincare Myth Quiz

Are you skincare savvy enough to tell the truth from the not-so-true?  Take this quiz to find out!

Mineral Oil causes clogged pores – True or False?

natural-skin-tonesFALSE.  This is a very common, very wrong, belief among not only average consumers but sometimes even in the professional field.  The simple truth is that pharmaceutical grade mineral oil is noncomdogenic.  Study after study, has shows that this occlusive, naturally occurring oil helps to decrease inflammation and helps to keep the skin hydrated.

100% all natural products are chemical-free – True or False?

Flower Extract Picture smallFalse.  Absolutely nothing is 100% chemical free.  Plants, Human bodies and even our food contain chemicals.  Natural substances can contain hundreds of chemicals that are present in their natural state – did you know that 1/3 of all prescription drugs are made from natural plant sources?

 

Tanning booths are safe as long as they don’t contain UVB rays – True or False?

You know that tanning in the sun is unhealthy and can lead to skin cancer and premature aging. But what about tanning booths? Tanning booth companies often say that they are filtering out the so-called “sunburn” UVB rays, says Jenny Kim, MD, an assistant professor of medicine and dermatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California at Los Angeles. But when you go to a tanning booth, you’re still exposing your skin to UVA rays, which penetrate deeper into the skin and cause damage that can lead to premature aging and skin cancers. -WebMD

You Can Use The Same Skin Care Products All Year – True or False?

TRUE. It can be frustrating to think that each time the seasons change you need to change your skin care products but when it comes to winter that just might be true.  Switching to a richer, more hydrating cream just might be the difference between flaky, tight skin and smooth, hydrated skin.  Using creamy  dual action cleanser can also help keep skin feeling moist.  This is also the perfect time to add a hydrating serum or facial oil to your skin care routine so that your skin feels and looks great, even under the harshest outdoor conditions.

Eating Chocolate Will Cause Breakouts – True or False?

FALSE. Foods do not contribute to the prevention of, healing of nor theChocolate gathering cause of acne and breakouts. Stress, hormones and pollution causes breakouts. In fact, chocolate has been a proven stress reducer, so eat up. Of course, it is not healthy to overindulge in greasy and fatty foods. However, there is no reason to cut out these special holiday treats in an attempt to heal acne.

What is the recommended range of SPF protection you should wear on a daily basis?

Many experts agree, SPF protection between 15 and 30 is ideal for normal day-to-day activities.  Of course if you plan to be in the sun longer than an hour, you should apply a slightly higher SPF and reapply every couple of hours.

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!

Serum

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. 

  

Best way to apply anti-aging moisturizers

Topical products like anti-aging moisturizers and creams can help our skin to be healthier and appear more flawless and even.  Before you apply any makeup you should be helping to nourish and maintain the biggest organ in your body, the skin!200503985-001

Nature has a thing with circles – have you noticed?  “From flowers, to fruits, and even the plants of our solar system there is symmetry and circular form.”  Applying this theory to your topical skin care applications is a philosophy that Madame Spillmann began teaching her clients in Switzerland over 70 years ago.  Circular massage provides warmth and increases blood flow to the skin helping to achieve a proper pH balance, moisture and overall healthy skin.

Start by dabbing a small sized amount of product onto to the middle of the woman-applying-hand-cream-winterforehead, rubbing gently in a clockwise motion and gradually expanding the diameter of your circle until you have allowed the skin to absorb all of the product.  Next, following the clockwise circle, apply more product to the apple of your cheek, followed by the chin and next the other cheek.  Use circular massage on your neck, arms and legs as well.  Remember to gently massage the skin, pressing too hard or deep can cause redness and irritation.

Physical benefits to the skin from circular massage include:

  • Stimulation of the skin and muscles beneath the skin
  • Skin respiration improvement
  • Skin tissue can be strengthened
  • Skin tension and elasticity recovery
  • Improved blood flow to the skin
  • Natural cleansing, exfoliation of dead skin cells

8 botanical reasons to try the new Swiss Brightening Cream

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NEW – Swiss Brightening Cream is an advanced Anti-Aging moisturizer with 8 botanical extracts that help to revitalize the appearance of your skin, even out skin tone, diminish age spots and promote a balanced pH. 

The unique concentrated ingredients of 8 Swiss plant extracts work day and night to help break the cycle of negative environmental influences and irritation that can lead to hyperpigmentation and sun damage.  The result is a more balanced, hydrated and healthy skin complexion.

Formulated with Gigawhite, a plant-derived, preservative-free skin lightener used as an alternative to hydroquinone. Gigawhite has been proven in scientific lab studies to have a significant skin brightening effect with regular topical use. It was additionally shown to reduce the color and size of age spots in a twelve week in-vivo study.

After 12 weeks of treatment a 28.6% decrease in color of the age spots was observed, while size decreased by 8.6%.

The NEW GS SWISS BRIGHTENING CREAM includes 8 Botanical Flower Extract Picture smallIngredients grown and cultivated exclusively in the alpine elevations of Switzerland: Mallow Extract, Peppermint, Primula (Cowslip), Lady’s Mantel, Speedwell Herb, Balm Mint, Yarrow and Swiss Edelweiss.    In addition to these Swiss ingredients the Brightening Cream also includes Tamarind Seed Extract, Jojoba, Avocado Fruit Extract, Sunflower Seed extract and Licorice Root.

Gigawhite skin whitening results were evaluated after 3 months (12 weeks) of continued, consistent use by visual evaluation and objective color measurement.  Substantial changes were observed after just six weeks of treatment, with scores showing a lightening of 12.2%.  After three months even more whitening is observed with a decrease in spot darkness of 24%.

Gigawhite combined with the potent power of Swiss Edelweiss (twice as effective as Tamarind-SeedsVitamin C) and Tamarind Seed Extract, the GS Swiss Brightening Cream, is a silky, powerful and lightweight cream that not only helps to visibly lighten age spots, sun damage and hyperpigmentation but also works effectively to combat premature signs of aging, sagging skin and promotes a healthy, balanced pH for glowing, younger looking skin.

Leave us a message or call us if you have questions or want to get started with your own Brightening Cream right away – 1-800-282-3223.  Visit our website at www.GerdaSpillmann.com  Or email us at Info@GSskincare.com.  You can always join us on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest too.

 

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.

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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.

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

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.

Best Facial Cleanser for all Skin Types

Peau de Fleurs Cleansing Mousse is an advanced Dual Action Anti-Aging Cleanser formulated with the highest Swiss standards and most effective, botanical ingredients.

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

This popular cleanser is ideal for normal-to-problematic skin types but is gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin.  PDF thoroughly cleanses while maintaining critical moisture content with natural moisturizers, allowing for a balanced pH for radiant, glowing skin.PDF Dual Action Cleanser Small Cleanse and gently exfoliate while helping to improve the health & appearance of your skin.

Formulated with only pharmaceutical grade ingredients, the Peau de Fleurs Cleanser washes 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 helping to improve 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 Peau de Fleurs Cleansing Mousse 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 and are Dermatologist recommended.

For more information please visit our website, send us an email, join us on Facebook or give us a call. WWW.GERDASPILLMANN.COM or 1-800-282-3223.

Swiss Edelweiss, the original free radical reducer

Considered the Alpine Queen, Swiss Edelweiss has grown since the Ice Ages in an environment that’s unfriendly, although beautiful.  Native to the high altitude alpines of the Swiss mountains, Edelweiss grows in a very harsh climate with strong UV rays, low atmospheric pressure and extreme temperatures making this the one of the first natural sources to resist free-radicals.  Thousands of years under these conditions, Edelweiss has evolved into a powerful metabolic herb.edelweiss

Used in traditional medicine, Edelweiss has treated a variety of ailments including respiratory diseases, it has been used as an anti-inflammatory and is even dried and blended with tea for reducing stress.

Leontopodium Alpinum is the official name for Swiss Edelweiss.  This highly soothing herb contains anti-inflammatories (bisabol), immunity boosting and healing properties (beta-sitosterol) and helps to increase cellular respiration (glucoside).  Edelweiss extract has been shown to have potent antioxidant activity with a Radical Protection Factor of 286 – which is twice as much as Vitamin C.  Eliminating free radicals helps to limit the damage caused to our skin by UV rays and environmental irritants.  If this extract wasn’t already impressive, consider this Swiss Edelweiss has been shown in laboratory studies to protect our skin’s natural collagen, allowing our skin to maintain a younger looking appearance.

GS Products has private, organic sources of Swiss Edelweiss and this highly refined extract is ideal for use with all skin types, even those with highly sensitive or irritated skin Swiss Edelweiss is one of the many powerhouse ingredients in our line of GS moisturizers and anti-aging products.