3 steps to your best skin

There are so many companies that make promises their products just can’t keep.  So how do you reach your skin’s most beautiful potential?  It’s really pretty easy… 3 steps easy.

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Spring Break Skincare

Finally Spring Break has arrived!  All winter I have been looking forward to returning the beaches and warming up in the sunshine!  It’s also the first time my skin will be exposed to the great outdoors for any extended amount of time.  How do we protect our winter skin on these gorgeous sunny spring days?

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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.

 

RAO – the Must have Winter Skincare product

Cold, dry, winter weather is coming!  Prepare your skin with products from those who understand winter well – the Swiss!

The high altitude of the Swiss Alps has some of the most frigid and deadly winters in the world but also let skin care innovators to create leading moisturizers and skin care products to protect us from those extremes.  One of these products came from the First Lady of Swiss Skin care, Madame Spillmann, over 60 years ago!

RAO Essential Oil

RAO-New-Packaging-SmallRAO combines anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antifungal, antimicrobial and bactericidal properties of bergamot and lemon peel oil with the strength of orange essential oil to strengthen epidermis, to increase the cell hydration and to support cell regeneration. The composition is also design to obtain a crisp fresh scent.  Together these ingredients relax and restore the skin’s strength and vitality.

Formulated with Sesame Seed Oil, Orange Oil, Lemon Peel Oil, Citrus Fruit Oil, and Vitamin E, R.A.O. promotes moisture retention and acts as a barrier to harmful environmental irritants. The use of botanical, natural 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. It also helps to reduce discomfort & redness from sunburn, treatments, or shaving-for men & women! Even great for sensitive skin!

Daily use of the R.A.O. and circular massage can also help to soothe away acne scars, burns, stretch marks 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.

From the GS Archives when RAO was introduced in the late 1940’s:

We needed a replenishing, regenerating oil for the “problem zones” such as the belly and the thighs (cellulite!), an oil to take care of sunburns on any part of the body, to counteract developing stretch marks in pregnant women, and to positively influence the natural healing process of scar tissue (after the wound had closed and healed).

In my youth we only knew of fruits like apples, pears, prunes, plums, apricots and peaches, and although the fantastic scent of oranges, lemon and other tropical fruits were known, we rarely had them on the table, maybe as a dessert on a very special occasion. The aroma of these fruits was truly inspiring to me.

I wanted to build this inspiring scent into the new oil: a combination of orange oil, lemon oil and bergamot oil (bergamot is a pear-shaped orange having a rind which yields an essential oil). My oil should have a natural fragrance like a dainty.

Furthermore, because at that time there were no “light” preparations to be found in any of the leading cosmetic brands, I wanted an oil that would be yielding and “go a long way” for the customer. Remember, these were the years of the 2nd World War, and precious raw materials would not be readily available on the market. The consumer did not have a lot of cash for luxury goods.

While the post-war world was believing more and more in modern technology and its achievement I deliberately turned to the past for answers. I wanted to rediscover the true values for lasting and sustained results. I looked to the Egyptians where natural cosmetics and herbal treatments had been eminently respected, and I found old formulas that gave me the basis for the modern preparation.

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.

 

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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.

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.

*this is a repost of an earlier blog article
 

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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 .

The difference between Dry Skin & Dehydrated Skin

Do you know the difference between Dry and Dehydrated skin?  Take our mini-quiz to find out!GSModel

1. Which one is a Skin Condition?

2. Which is a result of a lack of internal moisture?

3. This condition is a type like “Problematic/Oily” or “Combination”.

4. _____________ causes makeup to settle into fine lines and wrinkles.

5. Crinkly, fine lines are a result of this: ___________.

ANSWERS:

1. Dry Skin is a Skin Type; Dehydrated skin is a Skin Condition

Your skin type is determined by how much — or how little — oil your skin produces.

2. Dehydrated Skin is the result of a lack of water.

“Dehydrated skin results from lack of internal moisture, whereas dry skin is from insufficient or reduced sebum production, from natural aging or health issues” says Anna Sforza, Director of Education at Somme Institute (ref: DaySpa Magazine, Jan2014).

3. Dry Skin is a classification like “Oily Skin” or “Combination Skin”

4. Dehydrated Skin causes makeup to settle into fine lines and wrinkles, causing those pesky crinkles to stand out instead of blend in.

5. If noticing dry, wrinkly patches show up suddenly on your skin causing your skin to look like crinkled paper, likely, your skin is very dehydrated.

Now that you know the differences, how do you combat dehydrated skin?  Hydration!  Both internal and external hydration is best.  Drinking 6-8 glasses of water a day and applying a balanced moisturizer twice a day to clean skin.  Taking these simple, yet effective steps, year round is the best way to achieve beautiful, glowing skin.  Winter skin can be the result of weeks or months of hydration neglect combined with cold air outside, dry warm air inside, additional alcohol consumption, and too-hot showers.

Skinfood Ultra Vital

Gerda Spillmann’s Skinfood Ultra Vital is indeed vital to helping to balance the skin’s pH and keep hydrated skin year-round.  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. Tamarind Seed Extract is an antiseptic herb that is rich in citric nutrients, malic acid and potassium. Combined with organic Swiss Edelweiss, used for its natural anti-oxidant and free-radical eliminators, this unique blend of ingredients work synergistically to deeply hydrate and nourish the skin while stimulating the collagen to fight fine lines and wrinkles.

To order your own Skinfood Ultra Vital visit our website at www.GerdaSpillmann.com, for questions call our Customer Service team at 1-800-282-3223 or send us an email at Info@GSskincare.com.  You can also join us on Facebook & Twitter.

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Happy Birthday Madame Spillmann, 1st lady of Swiss Skin Care is 93 years young

Happy Birthday Madame Spillmann!

Extremely talented, youthfully beautiful both inside and out and still lending her expertise to create and develop new skin care products, she is amazing!  Madame Spillmann has been the leader in quality Swiss Skin Care & Cosmetics for over 60 years.

We are celebrating this milestone with $0.93 shipping! 

AND

1-Day Sale on Bio-Fond Foundation Makeup.

Simply use the Shipping Option “Happy Birthday” on our website at www.GerdaSpillmann.com.

Learn more about Madame Spillmann here or here.

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Applies to all orders over $15.00.  This shipping option is US Postal only and does not apply to expedited services.  US, APO/FPO and PR addresses only.