2 New Bio-Fond Foundation Makeup Colors

2 New Bio-Fond Colors – Sand and Caramel

We are so excited to announce that we have added two new beautiful colors to our Bio-Fond Foundation Makeup color collection.  We now have 20 amazing tones to choose from!  Bio-Fond Foundation Makeup has been the go-to choice for Hollywood Makeup Artists, Salon Professionals, Dermatologists and those in the know for the last 70 years.  If you haven’t yet tried Bio-Fond Foundation, now is the time. 

 Sand is similar to the color Weekend but has a warm, slightly golden undertone.  May also work great as a concealer for warm skin tones.

 Caramel is a beautiful medium, neutral undertone between colors Limelight and Top Chic.  Sure to be a new favorite!

Biofond Swatches

Voted Foundation of the Year! Mineral cream-to-powder foundation makeup that is designed as skin care protection, not just makeup.

Pharmaceutical grade ingredients allow the skin to breathe, helps to heal problem skin and will never clog your pores.  Designed to suit all skin types including sensitive and problem skin.  The velvety smooth feel is buildable allowing you to have a sheer or a full coverage application.  Helps to protect your skin from damaging UVA and UVB rays, environmental irritants and pollutants.  Worn by the most famous faces in the world!

Hypo-Allergenic, Non-Comedogenic, Animal Cruelty Free.

You can order yours at www.GerdaSpillmann.com, find a salon closest to you at Find GS, or call us toll free 1-800-282-3223.  We look forward to hearing from you soon!

To find out more about how to discover your undertones, check out this post.  You can also discover our concealers and color correctors here

Thanks to our friend Makeup Artist Lisa at Relik Salon who was our beautiful arm model today.  Read about her amazing photo shoots and professional tips on her blog.

 BioFond Color Collection 2014

Cream to Powder Makeup with Sun Protection

Does my Bio Fond Foundation have protection against the damaging UVA and UVB rays from the sun?  YES. Bio-Fond Deluxe

Bio Fond Foundation is formulated with Titanium Dioxide that gives you physical block protection.  What is physical sun block protection? And why is it different from a chemical sunscreen?

Physical Sun Block Protection

Chemical Sunscreen

Works by deflecting and/or blocking the sun’s rays.

Work by absorbing the sun’s rays and may cause free radicals which can damage the skin

Starts protecting immediately after application

Must wait 20 minutes after application before protection is effective

Cosmetic grade Titanium Dioxide could break out some skin types; GS uses only Pharmaceutical Grade which is non-comedogenic

May have unstable particles allowing for disintegration of the products

FDA approved and will not cause free radicals

Tend to be more irritating, can burn the eyes and more likely to cause allergic reactions

To learn more about the difference between Cosmetic Grade and Pharmaceutical Grade quality read this.

Bio Fond Foundation was first created almost 70 years ago by Madame Gerda Spillmann. who was a young Swiss entrepreneur way ahead of her time.  While on a personal mission to find the very best in skin care to diminish the appearance of chicken pox marks and cover them up she formulated the best in cream to powder foundation, which is still true today.  Bio Fond Foundation is created with a natural mineral clay base and is available in 21 different colors.

For more information check out our website or call us at 1-800-282-3223.

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Amino Acid moisturizer for better anti-aging

What are amino acids?  They are defined on Wikipedia like this:  “Amino acids serve as the building blocks of proteins, which are linear chains of amino acids. Amino acids can be linked together in varying sequences to form a vast variety of proteins. Twenty amino acids are naturally incorporated into polypeptides and are called proteinogenic or standard amino acids.”

Why do they matter in skin care? Many things can alter the way our skin feels and appears but the biggest culprits are some of the most common – UV Exposure, Environmental Irritants, Toxins, Smoking, and even the natural breakdown of lipids in our skin as we age.  All of these negative influences on the skin deplete essential amino acids, the building blocks of healthy skin.  To reinvigorate our skin, protect it from further damage and to reestablish a sense of well being for ourselves we must replace and renew healthy skin cells by nourishing the skin with the very best nutrients and emollients, including Amino Acids.

Gerda Spillmann Swiss Skin Care and Cosmetics has always been an advocate of not just looking beautiful but truly feeling beautiful.  Madame Spillmann started her own skin care line 70 years ago in Switzerland to help women worldwide achieve just that.  With new technology and advanced ingredients GS Products has introduced a new product – the Renaissance Pro Age Amino Acid Complex Moisturizer.

Proline Amino Acids found in Renaissance Pro Age and the Renaissance Age Serum, 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.  To read more about the Renaissance Pro Age read this.

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Why having nourished and moisturized skin is important

How we treat our skin and our body is clearly evident in relation to our appearance.  Feed your skin with hypo-allergenic essential oils, vitamins and hydrating proteins that will help maintain healthy levels of moisture, control excess oil and conceal imperfections while maintaining the skin’s natural radiance and results will show. 

What Gerda Spillmann moisturizer do you use?  Post your answers below!

Well hydrated and nourished skin reflects a radiant, youthful glow and moisture content in the skin helps to fight the aging process, reducing the fine lines and wrinkles that often come with mature and damaged skin.  Applying moisturizer every day, both in the morning and at night, is a critical step in aiding our skin to look its very best for years to come.  The skin will naturally rejuvenate itself throughout the night, thus applying moisturizer before bedtime is crucial to feed our skin with important anti-aging and emollient ingredients.  Applying moisturizer in the morning before your makeup will provide protection to your skin from damaging free-radicals and moisture loss which will leave your skin looking dull, sallow and dry.

What about those of us with problem skin, should we apply moisturizer too?  “It’s a common myth that people with acne should not use moisturizers, when in fact the opposite is true. If they do not use a daily moisturizer, the skin can become red and peel easily due to the drying effect of acne medications. Adding moisture back into the skin can counter the effects of these medications. People with acne should use a light, oil-free moisturizer that is non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog the pores.”   –WebMd; Diane S. Berson, MD

Gerda Spillmann Swiss Skin Care and Cosmetics has multiple products to help alleviate the symptoms of dry skin and to help you maintain a youthful glow.  http://gerdaspillmann.stores.yahoo.net/   Check out these nourishing creams:

Mayfair – Providing essential daytime nourishment, Mayfair also gives the skin protection from elements and helps to control excessive oil through the day, leaving you with a soft, matte finish.

Skinfood – Designed for normal-to-dry skin types, the medium range moisturizer is used for day and night hydration and protection.  Skinfood helps to achieve balanced moisture so your skin looks and feels healthy.  Our most popular moisturizer!

Coronation – Combining protection and anti-aging, Coronation adds a layer of essential protection from damaging elements in the environment and includes essential lipids to help keep your skin supple and wrinkle-free.

Extra Riche – Highly concentrated, this cream is specifically formulated for deep hydration for use with very dry, mature or damaged skin.  Aids in repair by delivering essential nutrients deep into the skin tissues and shields the skin from additional damage and protects against further damage. 

GS is celebrating Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

Gerda Spillmann Swiss Skin Care and Cosmetics has always been environmentally friendly and we are so excited to tell you about how we are doing our part to keep mother earth clean.  All of our products are made with natural ingredients and with renewable resources wherever possible.  (Have you checked out the amazing qualities of the naturally grown and renewable plant, Swiss Edelweiss, in our Age Spot Reducer?!)

All of our products are packaged in environmentally friendly plastic that is biodegradable and recyclable!  Dyes used in our packaging (to make the beautiful red compact!) is a vegetable dye and completely earth kind!

In our offices we limit the use of the paper we have to print and any extra paper we have actually goes into a recycle pile that we turn into scraps for notes.  When we do have to go and purchase new paper we buy in bulk to limit the number of trips our office manager has to take to the store, and only buy recycled paper!  When we ship your packages we use as small a box as possible, made from post-consumer waste and include only biodegradable packing peanuts to keep your products safe and undamaged.

For questions or to check out the line of amazing Gerda Spillmann products visit us at: http://gerdaspillmann.stores.yahoo.net/; become our friend on facebook     http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gerda-Spillmann/; or follow us on twitter     http://twitter.com/GerdaSpillmann

National Rosacea Month – What is Rosacea?

Rosacea.Org classifies this skin inflammation this way: Rosacea (pronounced “roh-ZAY-sha”) is a chronic and potentially life-disruptive disorder primarily of the facial skin, often characterized by flare-ups and remissions. Many have observed that it typically begins any time after age 30 as a redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead that may come and go. In some cases, rosacea may also occur on the neck, chest, scalp or ears.

Rosacea is a frustrating skin condition that begins almost unnoticeably, with the seemingly random appearances of redness on the face, especially the cheeks and nose. If left untreated, rosacea almost always worsens.

Here are the signs to look for:

  • Red flushing; typically on the face, especially on the cheeks and nose
  • Random and often extreme skin sensitivity
  • Acne-like bumps
  • Flakey, sometimes oily skin
  • Visible tiny blood vessels that may become more noticeable over time
  • Any of the above combined with dry skin, wrinkles, sun damage, and skin discolorations

Rosacea occurs more often in women but men can be affected to.  While there are no known medical causes, there are treatments to help – consult your doctor or dermatologist if you feel like you may have Rosacea. 

Skin care can help a Rosacea patient to help calm embarrassing redness and quality makeup can help to conceal any blotchiness.  Skin care should be gentle and non-irritating, avoiding ingredients like alcohol which can further dry the skin out and cause additional irritation.  In the Gerda Spillmann line of Swiss Skin Care Products you can use the Peau de Fleurs Cleansing Milk, Tonique sans Alcool (Toner without Alcohol), any of our quality moisturizers (we’d recommend the Extra Riche) and the Bio-Fond Foundation makeup.  Many Rosacea patients use Bio-Fond Foundation to help conceal redness during a flare-up. All of the GS Products are pharmaceutical grade, top quality products that are nourishing and protective of your sensitive skin. Visit http://gerdaspillmann.stores.yahoo.net/ to see more products from the Gerda Spillmann Swiss Skin Care line.

“My Daughter works in a spa in Sedona, Arizona. At Christmas, she brought this make-up home for me to try. It has made a whole new me. I can NOT believe the difference it’s made in me and the way I look. I am 53 years old and for the first time in my life – I LOVE the way I look!” Maryann M

Gerda Spillmann’s NEW Bio-Fond Colors!

We have added Two NEW Colors to our Bio-Fond Foundation Collection!  These new additions give us 21 Colors for you to choose from including colors for the very fair and the very dark.

Bijou is a Golden Honey with soft, warm undertones that falls between Alpen Glow and Top Chic.  A bit darker than Alpen Glow but with more soft yellow tones and still lighter than Top Chic, Bijou is a beautiful new color.

Cacao is a Rich Beige with cool undertones between Top Chic and Apres Ski.  A wonderful balance of color between these two popular shades, many people will find that they love the rich and natural tan color of Cacao.

These beautiful new colors are now available in Deluxe compacts and will be availabe in Petite compacts soon!  Check out our entire Bio-Fond Foundation Collection here, and order yours now while they are on sale!