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?”

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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

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.

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”

Celebrate our 70 year Anniversary!

Madame Spillmann created her skincare company 70 years ago and to celebrate we are offering a blowout sale on some of her favorite products!

Read more about Madame Spillmann and her extraordinary journey here.  GS is one of the oldest skincare companies because we use the highest quality, best ingredients found in nature and refined into a pure state with advanced technology.  These are not your fad products that come and go, GS products have a proven history and are loved worldwide.

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Skinfood Ultra Vital – This silky anti-aging moisturizer helps restore vitality and youthful elasticity to the skin with botanical ingredients including Tamarind Seed Extract, Swiss Edelweiss, Wheat Germ Oil and Apricot Kernel Oil.

Skinfood Extra Riche is a highly concentrated moisturizer that feeds the skin with essential nourishing ingredients, invigorating dry, mature or damaged skin while fighting back the signs of aging. Rich with nutrients and malic acid, the Tamarind Seed Extract combined with organic, free-radical reducing Swiss Edelweiss, gives the skin exceptional moisture content. Hamamelis Virginia (Witch Hazel) allows for increased absorption, helping the skin cells several layers deep.

R.A.O. Essential Oil – A unique blend of 100% highly refined essential oils and a refreshing, natural citrus scent. Formulated with Sesame Seed Oil, Orange Oil, Lemon Peel Oil, Citrus Fruit Oil, and Vitamin E.

Anti-Aging Eye Region Cream – A specialized, active, and concentrated blend of Avocado, Marigold, Beet Root Extract, Shea Butter, Vitamin B3 and the highly effective Tamarind Seed Extract are synergistically formulated to protect against moisture loss, improve the skin elasticity while also aiding in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles around the delicate eye area.

Deo Cream Deodorant – Natural cream deodorant that contains Farnesol, which was chosen for the natural protection against perspiration and body odor. Great for sensitive skin and carries a fresh, clean scent. Ideal for use after laser treatments or waxing.

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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.

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RAO Essential Oil is essential for you

RAO-New-Packaging-SmallThis remarkable combination of 100% pharmaceutical grade ingredients includes a blend of highly refined essential oils and a light refreshing, natural citrus scent. Formulated with Sesame Seed Oil, Orange Oil, Lemon Peel Oil, Citrus Fruit Oil, and Vitamin E the R.A.O. promotes moisture retention and acts as a barrier to harmful environmental irritants. The use of essential oils allows R.A.O. to be a non-greasy, fast absorbing formula that will not leave your skin feeling heavy or oily. Individuals with severely dry, mature or damaged skin can begin to see a balanced, moisturizing effect on their skin after just the first application.

“I am 64 years old and have been using Gerda Spillmann Swiss Skin Care for ten years.  I had breast cancer and received radiation therapy causing third degree burns.  I used R.A.O on the discolored breast area for two months and the pigment on my breast is back to normal and the discoloration is gone.  I have recommended Gerda Spillmann products to other breast cancer survivors, all have reported great results.  I have received many thanks for recommending this product.”

R.A.O. has given many clients their confidence back after suffering varying skin conditions from pregnancy stretch marks to chemotherapy treatments. The high quality, soothing ingredients of R.A.O. help to rejuvenate dry and damaged skin while reducing the visible effects of burns, scar tissue, and stretch marks. Daily use of the R.A.O. and circular massage can also help to soothe away acne scars and deep cracks in the heels or elbows by sealing in moisture, preventing any further loss of critical hydration necessary for the skin to regenerate itself.  Learn more here.

“My name is Pam T. and I recently under went an optional maintenance procedure, also know as a good old fashion facelift/chin tuck.  For my recovery I relied on R.A.O to promote healing and as an effective topical pain reliever.  My scaring and bruising was minimal.  My doctor was very impressed with the accelerated healing and recovery I encountered using R.A.O.”

 

BENEFITS OF RAO:

 Helps to rejuvenate dry, damaged skin.

 Aids in reducing the visible effects of burns, scars, and stretch marks.

 Helps to reduce discomfort and redness caused from sunburn.

 Provides additional protection from razor burns when applied before shaving

 Helps soothe redness and swelling after laser treatments.

 

Renaissance Active Oil is safe to use with most skin conditions such as Rosacea or Eczema.

For more information on Gerda Spillmann products visit our website, call us at 1-800-282-3223 or send us an email at Info@GSskincare.com .

When should I start to care about skin care?

When is the perfect time to start to be concerned about skin care?  This is a great question we hear all the time.  The most basic answer is that you should always be concerned about skin care, starting very young.  Moisture content and sun block are the most important aspects to skin care throughout our lives.

Children do not need to think much about skin care unless it’s about sun block.  Please apply sun block constantly and consistently to the children in your life – just a few sunburns before the age of 18 can lead to skin cancer.   An anti-bacterial cleanser is also recommended to keep the skin clear and healthy with pre-adolescents.

In your teen years you should start using a light moisturizer twice a day to keep the skin soft, protected and hydrated.  Often times skin that is dehydrated and dry can lead to breakouts and redness, nothing a teenager wants to deal with!  A skin care regimen mantra for a 20-something should be Cleanse & Protect!

Into our 20’s is when we should start adding regimen specific products and treatments.  Including an anti-aging product with anti-oxidants is a great way to maintain healthy skin and protect against free radicals that can cause damage we may see on the skin later on.  Exfoliation is another key way to improve our appearance by removing dead skin cells and deep cleansing the pores.  Use a makeup that is non-comedogenic, protects against UVA and UVB and hydrates the skin; Bio-Fond Foundation Makeup has been doing this for almost 70 years!Skincare Kits with Quote

At age 30 we should really have a great skin care routine that includes a gentle cleanser, moisturizer and an anti-aging product.  Using a moisturizer that has rich emollients with penetrating hydration is key, this absorbs deep into the skin allowing collagen and elastin to remain healthy.  Serum and condition specific treatments are also ideal to apply to give our skin essential nutrients to continue maintaining a healthy appearance and youthful glow!  Need to get started?  Check out these skin care kits.

By age 40 our skin begins to change and our regimen should change to keep up.  Start using a moisturizer with anti-aging properties in addition to natural emollients to maintain healthy skin and help reverse any signs of aging that may have started to creep up on you.  Exfoliation 2-3 times a week, toning after cleansing and age serums should all be a part of your routine as well!

Over age 50 the key to soft, wrinkle free skin is all in the moisturizers, the protection and your genetics.  Your regimen at this age should look something like this: Cleanser, Toner, Anti-Aging Serum, moisture treatment, anti-aging moisturizer and physical sun block protection.

Gerda Spillmann Swiss Skin Care & Cosmetics has been leading the way in great skin care for almost 70 years – to get started on a skin care regimen at any age check out these skin care kits.  Still have questions?  Call our staff at 1-800-282-3223.  Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

If at any age you begin to have drastic skin changes, develop skin conditions (like Rosacea or Psoriasis), or feel that you need additional help you should consult an Esthetician or Dermatologist and follow their instructions.

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Skincare for Men – A Father’s Day Present for any man

Father’s Day is coming soon! What do you get that special man in your life? Pamper him with luxurious skin care since he already has everything else he needs!

Gerda Spillmann has an amazing line of anti-aging moisturizers that don’t discriminate between men & women – these fragrance free, light weight nourishing creams are perfect!  Often time men’s skin can feel more dry and start to show signs of aging faster because they may not apply moisturizers as often as they should, neglect to apply sun block and they don’t wear makeup to keep their skin protected and soft throughout the day.

Which moisturizers are right for his skin type?

Skinfood_Ultra_VitalCombination or Oily Skin: Skinfood Ultra Vital – Lightweight feeling, fast absorbing, and helps restore vitality and youthful elasticity to the skin with botanical ingredients including Tamarind Seed Extract, Swiss Edelweiss, Wheat Germ Oil and Apricot Kernel Oil.  Also ideal for skin conditions such as Psoriasis, Eczema or Rosacea.

Skinfood_Extra-RicheDry and/or Mature Skin: Skinfood Extra Riche – This highly concentrated moisturizer feeds the skin with essential nourishing ingredients, invigorating dry, mature or damaged skin while fighting back the signs of aging. Rich with nutrients and malic acid, the Tamarind Seed Extract combined with organic, free-radical reducing Swiss Edelweiss, gives the skin exceptional moisture content. Hamamelis Virginia (Witch Hazel) allows for increased absorption, helping the skin cells several layers deep.

Oily/Combination and Mature, Damaged and Problem Skin: Prestige CellPrestige CellThis advanced moisture complex will balance the skin’s pH, improve the texture of damaged skin, build and retain the skin’s hydration with deep penetrating emollients and protect against damage with anti-oxidants from Swiss Edelweiss, natural proteins, and Pink Rock Rose. Tamarind Seed Extract gives unparalleled hydration which is the key to defending against wrinkles, making shallow fine lines disappear.  Also ideal for skin conditions such as Psoriasis, Eczema or Rosacea.

Dry, Mature and/or Damaged Skin: Renaissance Pro Age – the very best in anti-aging moisturizers this decadent 24-hour Amino Acid Complex cream quickly absorbs to reduce the breakdown of essential collagen in the skin, reduces the Gerda Spillmann RenProAgeappearance of fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin to protect, revitalize and repair the skin’s cells.  Extracts of Wild Yam, Lemon, Cucumber and Avocado combine with the potent power of Amino Acids and Swiss Edelweiss to effectively fight against aging and damaged skin while nourishing and protecting the epidermis.

No matter what his skin type is, GS Products has the right moisturizers for both you and for him.  Order them at www.GerdaSpillmann.com or call us at 1-800-282-3223.

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