Tuesday, December 30, 2014

BRS facial spa skin care annual skin care treatment recommendations

Start your New Year off with a great face. Our recommendations: Make sure you are using your BRS Products at home. This is by far the most important part of your skin care routine. Without good at home care you might as well forget the treatments too. I hate to say it, but it's true. Getting a facial once a month and then going home to poor skin care products is like working out at the gym then going home to burgers and fries, doesn't make sense. Here's what we recommend. Schedule your Modality Facials once a month. Every 3-4 months schedule a Peel or a Collagen Attraction & Activation Treatment (c.a.a.t.). I like to start off my year with a Peel or the C.A.A.T. because it's easier to remember.

Remember if you receive Botox and/or fillers you still need to pay attention to the texture and quality of your skin. It's important to protect your skins' elasticity and protein bonds. If you ONLY get your Botox and fillers and ignore the 'quality' of your skin you will need your Botox and fillers much more often, so protect your investment by keeping your skin in it's absolute BEST condition, then use the Botox and fillers as the cherry on top Think of Botox & Fillers like spanx for your face. The better shape you are in the less you will need the spanx.

Here's what my year in skin care looks like:
Jan...... Peel or C.A.A.T.
Feb...... Modality Facial
March.. Modality Facial
April..... Peel or C.A.A.T.
May..... Modality Facial
June.... Modality Facial
July..... Peel or C.A.A.T.
Aug..... Modality Facial
Sept.....Modality Facial
Nov...... Peel or C.A.A.T.
Dec...... Modality Facial

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Skin care treatment questions answered

The Differences Between The Peel and
The Collagen Attraction & Activation Therapy

Deciding which is best for you depends on which areas need the most attention.  Both of these treatments overlap in the benefits they provide.  That being said, each of these have a primary benefit different from the other, it’s the secondary benefits that overlap. What does that mean? 

Let’s start with the benefits of the Peel & down time

The main objective for the peel is to exfoliate the skin, to rid the skin of any dead cell build up exposing the fresh new skin beneath.  In doing so the peel also has other secondary benefits, which are helping the skin to build new collagen which helps fill in fine lines and wrinkles, it also lightens the skin making dark pigmentation less noticeable.  In a nutshell, it’s main purpose is to resurface the skin leaving the skin softer, smoother, brighter and more radiant with improvement to fine lines and wrinkles.

Healing from the peel:

Down time - 7 days with 4 full days of noticeable and active peeling.
How long without make-up - 7 full days, no make-up.  After day 7 you will return to your normal routine of caring for your skin.

Collagen Attraction & Activation Therapy (C.A.A.T. ) & down time

While the main purpose of the peel is to resurface, the main purpose of the C.A.A.T. is to build massive amounts of new collagen resulting in fullness and lift.  It’s secondary benefits are that it also resurfaces the skin and lightens dark pigmentation.  This treatment results in tighter lifted skin that is softer, smoother, brighter and more radiant.  In a nutshell it’s main purpose is to lift and fill in areas that have dropped or become hallow due to the loss of collagen.

Healing from the C.A.A.T:

Down time - 36 hours with nothing on your face, not even water.
How long without make-up - 36 hours,  no make-up.  After that you return to your normal routine.  With this treatment your skin will release, as it does in the peel, only without the actual peeling affect.  Instead of noticeable peeling it sheds.  This is why we bring you back for 2 Diamond Microdermabrasion during the course of your treatment.

So which is best for you?  It depends on your needs.  Generally a good rule of thumb is this:  The C.A.A.T. is best for anti-aging purposes because of it’s ability to lift the skin and in ADDITION is also provides a thorough resurfacing. 

The Peel is a better choice if you problem is blemishes or scaring left behind from scaring, or simply wanting the remove a layer of skin to lighten and brighter your complexion. 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

BRS facial spa December Newsletter & Specials

Our December newsletter was sent out last week, 
if you haven't received it you can read it here.  
Click on this link to read it in the web version :-)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

BRS facial spa OPEN HOUSE

Never been her before?  Come meet us and see what you're missing.  Regular client?  Bring a new friend to help us spread the word and get rewarded for bringing someone with you :-)  We are so grateful to all of our regular clients and friends for the support you have shown us in our new location.  It's been a blast and hard to believe it's been a year already.  Looking forward to many more years of which will never show on your face.....as long as you keep seeing us, lol.  Thanks again you guys.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

BRS Body Bar

The BRS Body Bar is back.  Pick your bottle size and we fill it for you.  We have 4 beautiful radiant skin body products for you to enjoy at home. 

 Energizing Body Wash - Smells very fresh with Eucalyptus to awaken your senses.
 Hydrating Body Polish - Hydrates and exfoliates the skin of your entire body.  Fresh scent.
 Lavender & Coconut Cleansing Oil - For face and body.  Completely removes make-up
 Seaweed, Azulen, Almond & Avocado - Body Oil

To read more about these products visit our official website at BRSfacialspa.comhttp://www.brsfacialspa.com/#!product-cards/c1c8o

Monday, August 11, 2014

Skin Tips for Menopause

Menopause changes not only your attitude and waistline but also your skin.  Feeling hot? and not in a good way?  During the hormonal changes that occur during menopause your skin will change and act and react differently than it used to.  This is a time to pay attention and care for these changes before they happen or as they occur so you can keep your radiant complexion well into your golden years.  Believe it or not menopause does not always mean drier skin, for some their skin will change to oily.  The one thing you can count on, is that it will change, along with many other changes going on in your body. Hence the term, "the change of life."

This is a time, more than any other, to make sure you are receiving professional treatments at least once a month.  Your skin will change not only over time, but from month to month as well.  This is especially true during the first years of menopause.  

Tweaking your at home care will also be necessary during this time.  Your skin care professional will make note of your skin changes and make recommendations to you for the right products to be using at home.  During this time you may feel like all the things you used to do for your skin are no longer working.  If you are like most women you are going to continue doing the same things anyway.  Well ladies, you all the definition of insanity right?  Doing the same thing over and over expecting different results?  You must change the way you care for your skin, because your skin is changing, it's a cold hard fact.

It is more important now, than ever, to protect your skin from the sun.  Your skin will break down quicker making exposure to the damaging rays from the sun even greater to the appearance and the health of your skin.

Below are some basic things to make sure you are doing on a regular basis to care for your changing skin.
  • Cleanse twice daily with the appropriate cleanser for your skin type and changes
  • Use a Skin Softener, not an astringent or toner after cleansing.
  • Use your SPF every day, rain or shine to protect against UVA and UVB rays
  • Exfoliate at least once a week with a gentle manual exfoliation to rid the skin of old skin cells.
  • Moisturize daily, in the morning with SPF  and again at night with a deep moisturizer.
  • Use your topical Vitamin-C daily, it's the best anti-oxidant available to protect against free radicals which damage the skin.
  •  Use a daily Retinol or Glycolic  to dissolve build up on the surface of the skin
  • Receive regular once or twice monthly treatments from your Esthetician
In addition to these things diet is also very important.  I will be writing a separate blog post on diet and nutrition for the menopausal years soon so check back for that. 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Body Bar Trial Size

1oz Trial or Travel Sizes of the Eucalyptus Body Wash is available to try. $2.99 each. Formulation of this product is still being tweaked, would love your feedback.
Eucalyptus, Lemon, Sea Salt, Tea Tree and Lavender are all combined to create an aroma therapy treatment for the entire body. Eucalyptus acts as a natural anti-bacterial giving you the cleanest clean possible. Feels cool and soothing on the skin. An energizing product for sure. Great way to start the day :-)  Can be purchased in-store only at this time.

Doing a little market testing on body products.  I am thinking about bringing back the body line.  Some, as you know, have never been off the shelf, but when we repackaged we had to pick and choose the most popular items to repackage.  It was a tough decision as all of the products were good sellers.  We have always planned on bringing them back, now that the move is completed and the repackaging all done it might be time to put my energy into a re-introduction to these products. 

The process I am considering, in regard to packaging, is much more simple than before.  In order to save you money we are thinking of supplying these products, the body washes and scrubs, in bulk that can then be dispensed into bottles and labeled right then and there for your use at home.  All ingredients and descriptions of the products will be on the bulk packaging on the shelf, in large pump-type sealed containers.  The product will dispense from the sterile bulk packaging into individual bottles of your choice.  Kind of like how they do it at Olive Oil Stores, where they supply the oil in large vats that are used to fill the smaller bottles.  Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

What do facial toners and astringents do?

What are facial toners and astringents, and what do they do?  Are they necessary?  Confused?  Use them because you think you should, but don't really know why?  Here's the scoop on this confusing issue.

Toners & Astringents are the same thing with different names.  If you ask me, both are simply an extension of the cleansing process.  If you are seeing residue on your cotton ball after applying toner or astringent the message to you should not be: "Oh good, had I not used astringent or toner this would still be on my skin."  Instead the message should be this, "You didn't cleanse your face very well."  After a thorough cleansing of your face there should not be any make-up, oil, or residue of any sort left on your face.  So in my opinion you do not need a toner or an astringent you simply need to get better at washing your face.  

What about the toners and astringents "closing down the pores".  We've all heard this right?  News flash you can achieve this with a cool water rinse.  It's not the ingredients in the product that are closing down the pores it's the temperature of the product, usually room temperature. 

 At Beautiful Radiant Skin (BRS) we do not sell or use them, instead the second step in our daily regimen is a Skin Softener.  What's the difference?  A Skin Softener is going to open the pores of your skin so the following products can penetrate to do what they are intended to do.  Remember your skin is like a sponge, it will absorb product better if it's damp when product is applied.  Skin Softener will aid in this process. 

How to have glowing skin this summer

How to have glowing skin this summer 

The most important things you can do are
 (1) Exfoliate 
 (2) Moisturize  

Using a good manual exfoliation product, we recommend and use BRS Exfoliating Pore Reducer   at least twice a week during the summer months to keep that radiant glow.  

Exfoliating manually, in addition to your monthly facial treatments, will make sure all the dead skin cells are removed on a regular basis.  A good exfoliation increases circulation as well as aiding in a deeper delivery of the product that follows, as well as helping to control breakouts and minimize scaring left from previous blemishes.  Exfoliating is a must do.

The morning skin care routine I recommend for every age group, no matter how young or old, for beautiful glowing skin is the same.  The difference in skin care products used for different age groups happens at night.  Daytime is the same for everybody.  Shocked?  I know, right?  We all want to start of our morning routine glowing and protected.  We leave the treatments for different age related issues to our night time products when your skin has all night to soak in and benefit most from all that they do.

               Follow this morning routine and see how radiant and glowing your skin looks

               1.  Cleanse 
               2.  Manual Exfoliation at least twice a week during the summer months
               3.  Use a Skin Softener to open pores for acceptance of next product
               4.  Vitamin-C Elixir to help fight free radicals and ward off dark spots
               5.  SPF-30 combined with moisture for all day protection

It's fast and easy and your skin will look great right away!  Curious about the different routines for different age groups or skin issues?  Click Here

Friday, July 11, 2014

Best anti-aging night cream 2014

One of three of the absolute best anti-aging night creams you can find.   
Cell Renewal Night Moisture.  Guaranteed to hydrate your skin over night.  You will see a difference in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles right away; with continued use you will notice much more hydrated, smooth and supple skin.  Get your glow back.  Visit us at BeautifulRadiantSkinProducts.com to learn more.

Also available are the Bio-E Intense Night Moisture as well as the Nourishing Night Moisture.

Newest and best anti-aging skin care treatments, products and advice

For the newest and best anti-aging skin care treatments, products and advice visit our official website at BRSfacialspa.com  

Looking for the best face products, the most aggressive, yet safe and natural anti-aging skin care products available?  Look no further....
Visit our official products website at BeautifulRadiantSkinProducts.com

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

How to use skin lightening creams correctly

As evident in the card shown above, it is very important that you use your skin lightening creams correctly  The directions here are for any skin lightening cream or product, but obviously we like our best!  I have used many lightening products over the years and none of them did what I wanted them to do, which is what lead to the development of an all natural yet VERY effective product by Beautiful Radiant Skin.  Luminous White works!  For more information on this products or to read about ingredients etc. please visit our website at BRSfacialspa.com or BeautifulRadiantSkinProducts.com You can also find us on Facebook.

Do eyelash extensions make your lashes fall out?

Eye lash extensions:  Fad Gone Bad

First to know is that there are three types of false lashes, or extensions; synthetic, silk and mink.  In my opinion they are equally BAD for your own eyelashes!!  They are set in place using semi-permanent glue.  Off on a side note for second......what the heck does 'semi' permanent even mean?  Something is either permanent or it is not.  That term has always bugged me.  Okay, back to the topic at hand.  There are also different types of glue based on the sensitivity of the eyes.  The fact that there are different types of glue based on eye sensitivity is your first red flag that something has gone wrong along the way.  Right?  At some point someone had a bad reaction to the glue which lead to the different types that now exist.  This didn't happen just once, if it did there would only be 2 types of glue, but there are many types of glue.  What does this tell you and how sure are you the person applying your falsies will know which to use? 

The following information is not just my opinions, they are facts gathered from both medical journals and from my personal exposure to countless clients who have had falsies applied (not at our treatment center, we don't offer this service!!!) and have had some awful reactions to the glue and or lost their lashes, in some cases almost completely!

In 2014 the AAO (American Academy of Ophthalmology) found and officially warned the dangers of lash extensions and their glue.  Countless infections and swelling of the cornea and eye have been recorded.  In many cases medical intervention was necessary.   The Consumer Report in 2014 also reports countless cases of bacterial and fungal infections have occurred.  In addition, as though that is not enough, they will cause your natural lashes to thin and fall out.  There is no way around the last statement, this WILL happen.  You cannot have eyelash glue on your lashes without this happening.  Your own lashes can not breathe, they cannot get the oxygen necessary for growth, in essence it clogs the root making them sparse over time.  This is what keeps people going back for more lashes.  Are you willing to commit to falsies FOREVER?

In addition to the risks of the above situations happening to you also consider the ridiculous care they take once applied.  You cannot expose them to heat, steam, emollient products (like eye creams, eye pads, and make-up remover) swimming is discouraged, Jacuzzis, steam rooms too, they shouldn't be rubbed......I don't know about you but I rub my eyes when tired.  Mascara is discouraged, waterproof is out of the question etc. 

In addition to all of this they are expensive and need to be reapplied often because they fall out.  The most disturbing bit of information I have read during my research is that the allergies to the glue are not  usually discovered the first or second time lashes are applied, rather the allergic reaction happens over time due to continuous use.  So when will it happen to you?  Or will it happen to you?  Are you willing to find out?  I'm sure not.  It's a gimmick that is already dying out due to the immense problems these lashes cause.  Knowledge is power, be smart.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Juicing for Beautifuul Radiant Skin

Juicing for beautiful skin and overall good health.  I do a juice fast about every 4 months.  I know there is a lot of controversy about this issue, rather it works or not.  It works for me, that's all I know.  Juicing takes a lot of time but it is worth it.  Today is day 8 of my fast, I have had nothing but juice for 8 days and I feel great.  Day 3 and 4 are the hardest days for me.  I have more energy, am more focused, less foggy brain going on, my hair and skin look better and the added bonus is I'm lighter on my toes making cycling easier and more fun.  These are just 4 of my favorite juice blends.  As you can see, I don't juice carrots, I buy that one, it's 100% carrots, nothing added.  The rest.... I juice.  If you want complete recipes visit the website at BRSfacialspa.com and look for juicing in the table of contents.

Yellow - Is Turmeric, Ginger, Mango, Lemon, Orange and Coconut Water
Beige - Almond Milk made with almonds that were soaked overnight, Coconut Water, Pears
Red - Strawberries, Blueberries, Red Apples, Ginger, Water Melon, Coconut Water 
Green - Celery, Collard Greens, Kale, Cucumber, Dandelion Leaf, Ginger, Green Apple, Romaine, Spinach, Lemon, Turmeric, Kiwi, Parsley

Here's to good health and tasty juicing.  Enjoy!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Luminous White Skin Bleaching Cream by Beautiful Radiant Skin

For more information on Luminous White Skin Bleaching Cream by Beautiful Radiant Skin, natural skin care products, please visit our facebook page or the official website at BRSfacialspa.com  Available soon for purchase at our store in Upland California or online at BeautifulRadiantSkinProducts.com

Luminous White Skin Bleaching Cream contains Vitamin-B3, Alpha-Arbutin & Bellis Perennis Flower Extract.  Inhibits the activity of tyrosinase (tyrosinase controls the production of melanin).  The enzyme related biotechnology used in this specific form of Alpha-Arbutin is 10 times more effective than other forms of Arbutin.  When combined with high concentrations of Vitamin-B3 and Bellis Perennis Flower Extract the cellular communication responsible for the increase in melanin is greatly interrupted resulting in lightening of existing dark spots and retarding the skins' ability to make more melanin.  (Dark Spots)

Directions: Apply on cleansed skin morning and evening.  Best results seen in 4-6 weeks.

Contains:  Aloe Barbadenis Leaf Juice, Niacinamide (Vitamin-B3), Bellis Perennis Flower Extract, Alpha-Arbutin, Safflower Seed Oil, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Sage Leaf Extract, Ginseng Root Extract, Rosemarry Leaf Extract, Avocado Oil, Citric Acid.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Demodex Skin Mites & Rosacea

Time to gross out everybody!  Before I explain what these demodex mites are, let me start with everybody has them, yes even you.  That being said they still gross me out.  These mites feed on facial oil and skin cells.  They are little party animals, usually coming out to feast during the night while you sleep. They reside in the base of the hair follicle.  During the day, and don't ask me how they know day from night, but they do, they feed on the oil and skin cells.  At night they mate and the female will lay eggs inside the hair follicle.  This is only one reason, but a REALLY good one for cleansing your face at night!!!  If this doesn't get you to do it then nothing will; I'm guessing.  

A common skin condition called Rosacea is thought to be caused, at least in part, by an over production of these mites.  Apparently these little critters do not have an anus, yes I said that.  So what happens is they hold on to all their waste until they die, at which time during decomposition it is all released, usually inside the hair follicle.  It is now believed that this process is enough to trigger an immune reaction, inflammation and skin irritation, possibly Rosacea.

An over production of these mites is also thought to be one of the causes of hair loss.  Can they be safely removed and should we want to remove them?  I want to, as I said earlier, they gross me out.  Just the thought of them makes me squirm.  But honestly, there is no need.  They do not cause any harm if not over produced.  Laser is the best known treatment to kill them.  Topically you can apply Sea Buckhorn Oil to help with the inflammation of rosacea and if mites are to blame it will help to reduce the number of them which should reduce the inflammation too.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Hexapeptide-3, is it better than botox?

What is Hexapeptide-3? 

BRS (Beautiful Radiant Skin Products) has tripled the amount of it in our Firm & Lift Elixir, it's an amazing ingredient your skin care products should not be without.

Hexapeptide-3 is derived from  natural proteins which work to relax the facial muscles and release muscle tension.  Using this ingredient will significantly affect how often you need  Botox injection.  It interrupts the neurotransmitters which give muscles the command to contract.

When you lessen muscle contractions, fine lines and wrinkles take much longer to form. This is not a cheap ingredient, but it's completely necessary, in my opinion, in a good anti-aging skin care routine.  Hexapeptide-3 (Also known as Argireline) helps in reducing the depth of the facial wrinkles that occur due to the contractions of the muscles.

At this time the only known mode of delivery is topical application.   

Firm & Lift Elixir is a unique skin firming and lifting treatment which combines advanced anti-aging multi-peptides, Hexapeptide-3 with lifting seaweed and moisture binding Hyaluronic Acid in a silky fluid suspension. Multi-Peptides along with Hexapeptide-3 help to reduce the intensity and frequency of muscle contractions. This assists in preventing and improving the appearance and depth of fine lines caused by facial expression. Contains Pentapeptides for improved Collagen and Elastin production to further reduce and slow the formation of new lines and wrinkles.

Clinical research shows that Hexapeptide-3, when used regularly, at least once daily reduces the depth of facial lines and wrinkles by as much as 30%   To see the full line of Beautiful Radiant Skin Products visit the websites at www.BeautifulRadiantSkinProducts.com and also www.BRSfacialspa.com

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Best SPF Sport Protection

Wear your sunscreen!  The worst thing for the condition of your skin is exposure to the sun.  Not to mention to toll it takes on the health of your skin.  Melanoma skin cancer is on the rise, don't go outdoors this summer without adequate protection.  At BRS facial spa we use and recommend SOLAR PROTECTION FORMULA, It's a gentle mineral sunscreen with an SPF of 58, is broad spectrum and water resistant up to 40 minutes.  I cycle and hike a lot during the summer months, I wouldn't think of going outside without wearing this.  It's slightly tinted which is very nice, gives your skin a nice glow and even slight coverage :-)

The skin uses sunlight to make vitamin D, which is very important to the health of your bones, but not so much when it comes to the health of your skin. 

Exposure to ultraviolet or UV rays is what cause sunburn. UV rays penetrate to the deeper layers of the skin where they damage and/or kill skin cells. People with less melanin burn easily, these people especially should protect themselves by covering up and wearing an SPF of 30 or higher.

Melanin, the cells that contain pigment, protects skin from the sun’s ultraviolet rays responsible for burning the skin. Continued exposure reduces its elasticity and contributes to premature aging. 

Frequent and prolonged exposure to ultraviolet rays over many years is not the only cause of skin cancers, it is possible that even one severe burn could result in the formation of cancerous cells. 

Monday, June 2, 2014

Facial Specials Near Claremont & Upland California

  Click Here to find out what BRS facial spa and Beautiful Radiant Skin ( near Claremont & Upland in California) are putting on special this month.  Also, if you would like to sign up for the monthly newsletter and specials to be sent to your email,  you can sign up on our website, there's a tab at the top of the site.  The website to sign up for newsletters is www.BRSfacisalspa.com

Friday, May 30, 2014

Best Steps For Radiant Skin

Best Steps For Beautiful Radiant Skin

Good Morning!
Every day, while working with clients, I explain the steps to caring for your skin at home.  It's important to know how to use your products, when to use them and what they do. These are general recommendations for most people.  These recommendations do not include boosters and other steps that are available for specific issues, it's simply skin care 101 for the masses. At the end of this post you can link to the Beautiful Radiant Skin Products mentioned in this article.  So here you go :-)

Morning Routine:

Step 1 - Cleanse your face: with the appropriate Beautiful Radiant Skin Cleanser

Step 2 - Apply the appropriate BRS Skin Softener:  Skin Softener is NOT a toner and it is NOT an astringent.  In the BRS line this important step does the opposite of what toners and astringents do. The purpose to softening the skin is so the next step of your routine can reach your skin at a cellular level.  This step OPENS the skin so it can receive the topical nutrient you will be applying.  Our objective is not to close the pores down and then pile on product that will simply sit on top of your skin.  Our objective is to open your skin up so it can drink in the next step.

Step 3 -  Apply BRS Vitamin-C Elixir to face, neck & chest:  This step is absolutely necessary for EVERYBODY, no matter your age. Vitamin-C, at the appropriate percentage, is one of the absolute best antioxidants you can apply topically to your skin.  Vitamin-C will protect your skin from the free radicals you are exposed to on a daily basis, both those environmental as well as ingested.  The best and most obvious benefit from topical Vitamin-C is that it retards your skins' ability to produce melanin.  Melanin is what leads to dark patches and dark spots known as hyperpigmentation. Although Vitamin-C will not lighten dark spots you already have, it will greatly reduce your skin's ability to make more if used daily.  This is why it is applied in the morning, to work for you all day while you are exposed to the elements.

Step 4 -  Apply your Sunscreen:  Sunscreen is a must.  You must wear it daily regardless of the weather.  In fact, your skin is exposed to the most dangerous UVA and UVB rays when it's cloudy and overcast.  It doesn't matter if it's raining or bright and sunny, wear your sunscreen.  Exposure to sun is one of the largest contributors to aging our skin faster.  Exposure without protection will break down collagen causing early sagging, lines and wrinkles.  Sun exposure will result in color and pigmentation problems and will eventually result in that leathery look we're all trying to avoid.  Its not a matter of 'if' this will happen with continued exposure but a matter of 'when.'  Keep this in mind.  Of course it is not only important for the look of your skin, but for your overall health.  Skin Cancers on the rise, so wear your sunscreen, SPF-30 or higher.


Night Time Routine:

Step 1 - Follow steps 1 and 2 aboStep 2 - Apply  a Glycolic or Retinol Elixir to face neck & chest, avoiding the eye area:  Glycolics or Retinols, in high enough concentrations, will exfoliate your skin by dissolving the dead skin cells that attach to the surface.  As we age, our cellular turnover rate slows down, causing our skin to hold on to, instead of kicking off, the dead skin cells.  When this occurs, you may notice more adult breakouts, dull sallow looking skin, more blackheads and flaky uneven skin tone.  BRS Glycolic-50 and Retinol-A Elixirs use very high amounts of natural fruit acids and/or Retin-A [which is balanced with moisture to avoid the dryness that occurs with other Retin-A products].  Only one of these are used, not both.  Your skin care professional will let you know which is best for you.  Regular use of nightly exfoliators will result in smaller pores and smoother prettier skin.  It will expose the fresh new skin beneath.  That's where the glow comes from :-)

Step 3 - Apply Nightly Deep Moisturizer:  Night time is when your body heals itself while you sleep.  Using a deep moisturizer at night is like giving yourself a facial every night.  It is undoubtedly one of the most important things you can do for your skin.  At BRS we have combined our eye creams into our night creams so they are one, easy to use product.  Apply to your entire face, including under the eyes at night and let your skin drink up all the moisture.

You can check out all the products at BeautifulRadiantSkinProducts.com

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Luminous White Skin Bleaching Cream

Beautiful Radiant Skin / Available Soon :-)


Luminous White
Skin Bleaching Cream

Bellis Perennis Flower Extract


The absolute best alternative to hydroquinone for lightening dark spots and all over pigmentation problems of the face, neck, chest and hangs.  Inhibits the activity of tyrosinase 

(tyrosinase controls the production of melanin). The  enzyme related biotechnology used in this specific form of Alpha-Arbutin is 10 times more effective than other forms of Arbutin.  When combined with high concentrations of Vitamin-B3 and Bellis Perennis Flower Extract the cellular communication responsible for the increase in melanin is greatly interrupted resulting in lightening of existing dark spots and retarding the skins’ ability to make more melanin. 
(dark spots)

Directions:  Apply on cleansed skin morning and evening.  Best results seen in 4-6 weeks.

Contains:  Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Niacinamide (Vitamin-B3) ,Bellis Perennis Flower Extract, Alpha-Arbutin, Safflower Seed Oil, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7,  Sage Leaf Extract, Ginseng Root Extract, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Avocado Oil, Citric Acid

Decollete & Neck Resurfacing Elixir

Décolleté & Neck Resurfacing Elixir
$45 in-store
$50 online with shipping included
Gently and effectively exfoliates the
delicate areas of the neck and chest.
Lightens dark pigmentation, minimizes lines and wrinkles.

Vitamins (A,C,E), Herbal extracts, natural Algae, and exclusive acid-free marine technology gently enhances the skins natural shedding cycle.  Visibly improves texture, reduces dark pigmentation, calms irritation, and softens wrinkles and rough texture.  Helps achieve a more even skin color and tone, while significantly yet gently resurfacing the delicate areas of the neck and chest.

Apply to neck and chest first thing in the morning after cleansing and before moisturizer, repeat at night before going to bed.

Available at  BeatifulRadiantSkinProducts.com 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

How to choose the right chemical peel

Chemical Peels benefit the skin by super exfoliating the dead skin and revealing the new skin underneath.  Checmical Peels do not, however,  only affect on the dead skin cells;  they also take some of the healthy skin along with it.  This is a good thing because it is through this "controlled damage" to the healthy skin that causes the injury/repair reaction desired.  This process results in stronger healthier skin after the peel.  It is essential that you receive the right type of peel for your specific needs.  There are many types of peels and all have their place.  Knowing which peel is best for you should always be determined by a professional.  I have seen many clients coming to me who have tried to do a chemical peel at home which resulted in hyper-pigmentation (dark spots) or worse, scarring.  Just because you CAN order peels over the internet does not mean you SHOULD.  It is acid you are putting on your face!

So what is important to know before receiving a peel?  Knowing a bit about the most widely used types of peels will give you a leg up when discussing your options with your skin care professional.  Knowledge is power.  Following are some short descriptions of the most common types of peels.

Salicylic Peel - Best suited for oily or blemish prone skin types.  Helps to unclog pores and is a type of beta-hydroxy acid which delivers deeper than the alpha-hydroxy type.  Considered a light peel, expect minimal down time.  WARNING:  MUST AVOID IF ALLERGIC TO ASPIRIN.

Glycolic Peel - Best suited for light scarring from earlier acne or other dark pigmentation issues.  This is a alpha-hydroxy peel that helps greatly with blackheads, evens skin color, improves fine lines and wrinkles and smooths rough textured skin.  Considered a light peel with minimal down time.

Lactic Peel - Best suited for first time peel users.  Will give a healthy glow and is fine for those with dry skin types.    Helps fade dark spots and smooths fine lines and wrinkles.  Several applications done in a series is usually needed with type of peel.  There is little to no down time.  Considered a light peel.

TCA Peel - Good for scarring from previous acne, lightens dark spots, smooths fine lines and wrinkles.  This is a medium depth peel, going deeper than the others listed above,  but can be controlled by your esthetician to meet your specific needs.  Can go very deep if necessary by layering the product.  There are several days of down time with this peel.  Expect browning of the skin, and heavy peeling for most.  

Jessner Peel - Personally not my favorite, but you will see it a lot.   I do not offer Jessner peels because......well......I don't want to.  Other peels are better options because they allow more control of the product.  Jessner Peels can go dreadfully wrong very quickly.  Jessner are best suited for oily skin types, they can be very drying and irritating if your skin is normal to dry.  This peel is an alcohol based peel, stronger than Glycolic or Salicylic.  Down time about one week.

Enzyme Peel - Enzyme peels are usually fruit acid based peels.  They exfoliate the surface of the skin and are very gentle compared to the other peels above.  Good for all skin types, no down time, and you may or may not see physical peeling of your skin.

Phenol Peel -  Short of Laser Peels this is the deepest peel available.  The risk with this peel is uneven skin tone if the peel is not applied evenly, or is left on for different amounts of time in different areas.  Darkening of the skin following this type of peel is likely if extra special care to stay 100% out of sun is not followed.  It is great for deeper wrinkles and scarring, but because of the side effects mentioned above it is not one that I favor.  Down time is significant and anesthesia is usually required due to the degree of burning.  It takes at least a month to recover from this type of peel.

TCA Peel 13% that can be layered up to 5 layers is my favorite 

This TCA I use contains:
Chain Phenol
Lactic Acid
Fruit Derived Stem Cells
Kojic Acid

This peel will not only resurface the skin but will also provide a lift to the skin due to the collagen stimulation which is greatly increased in this type of peel, compared to others.  The healing time is about the same as with other peels, 7 days, with the most severe peeling on days 4, 5, & 6.  The skin peels in layers, just as it was applied in layers.  This peel also lightens the skin addressing hyper-pigmentation with great results.

First time peelers  should be advised to start off with the lowest penetrating peels and graduate slowly to the deeper peels.  Skin does need to build a tolerance to peels.  If you jump directly to the deeper peels you risk injury to the skin resulting in scarring, blistering and dark pigmentation.

Overall the use of peels is a standard in my practice, they give wonderful results over time.

Juicing for Beautiful Radiant Skin

Juicing For Radiant Skin
​Juice fasting using raw vegetables and fresh fruits is a healthy choice to provide your body with the nutrition it needs. Juicing allows your body to rest and heal during the duration of the fast.  Your body expends an enormous amount of energy simply breaking down and digesting the food you consume.  Fasting allows this energy to be redirected to areas of the body that need it most.  A tremendous amount of healing occurs during a juice fast.  Juicing supplies your body with substantial amount of vitamins, minerals and enzymes, which help maintain the pH level of our body, and helps rid our bodies of  dangerous carcinogens.  Maintaining the acid to alkaline balance in our bodies is thought to be the key to many diseases, including cancer. The anti-aging properties of fresh fruits and vegetables help improve our skin, hair, and nails.

Always check with your doctor before starting any  new nutritional program.  This information is to share and respond to questions I've been asked based on my research.  Juicing and juice fasting is not healthy for everybody, people with certain conditions should not do a juice fast.



6 Complexion Brightening Recipes

Apple (granny smith) - 1 medium
Blueberry - 1 cup
Broccoli - 1 stalk
Carrots - 6 large
Tomato - 1 medium whole

Carrots - 2 large
Celery - 3 stalk, large
Cucumber - 1/2 cucumber
Parsley - 2 handful
Pepper (sweet green) - 1/2 medium
Spinach - 1 cup
Tomatoes - 3 medium whole

Cucumber - 1 cucumber
Lemon - 1 fruit
Onion (spring/scallion) - 1 medium
Parsley - 1 handful
Pepper (sweet red) - 1/2 medium
Tomatoes - 3 small whole

 Apple (golden delicious) - 1 medium
Cilantro - 4 handful
Cucumbers - 2 cucumber
Lime (with rind) - 1 fruit
Pepper (green hot chili) (ribs/seeds removed) - 1 pepper

Apple - 1 medium
Cabbage (red) - 2 leaf
Carrots - 2 large
Cucumber - 1 cucumber
Mango (peeled) -
Parsley - 1 handful
Strawberry - 1 cup, whole

Liver Cleanse
Beet Roots - 3 beet
Carrots - 2 medium
Celery - 2 stalk, large
Parsley - 4 handful
Pepper (jalapeno) (seeds/ribs removed) - 1 pepper
Radishes - 12 medium
Tomatoes - 4 plum tomato

Water Retention
Carrots - 6 medium
Garlic - 2 clove
Parsley - 1 handful

Lower Blood Pressure
Beet Root (golden) - 1 beet
Carrots - 3 large
Celery - 4 stalk, large
Cucumber - 1/2 cucumber
Ginger - 1/2 thumb
Pear (bosc) - 1 medium

Weight Loss
Apples - 2 medium
Cucumber - 1 cucumber
Kale - 4 leaf
Lemon - 1 fruit
Spinach - 2 cup

Green Juice
Apples (granny smith) - 2 medium
Celery - 4 stalk, large
Cucumber - 1 cucumber
Ginger - 1 thumb
Kale - 6 leafs
Lemon - 1/2 fruit

Apples (granny smith) - 2 medium
Celery - 2 stalk, large
Cucumber - 1/2 cucumber
Lettuce (romaine) - 2 cup
Orange - 1 fruit

Kidney Cleanse
 Lemon - 1/2 fruit
Tomato - 1 large whole
Watermelon - 1 large wedge (approx 1/8 of melon)

Boost Immune System
Apple - 1 medium
Carrots - 8 medium
Ginger - 1 thumb
Lemon - 1 fruit

Increased Libido
Apples - 2 medium
Celery - 3 stalk, large
Cucumber - 1 cucumber
Ginger - 1/2 thumb
Lemon (with rind) - 1/2 fruit
Lime (with rind) - 1 fruit
Parsley - 1 bunch
Spinach - 2 cup

Diamond Microdermabrasion a must for anti-aging

I consider Diamond Microdermabrasion skin care 101.  Along with a good at home treatment program one of the best treatments you should receive at least once a month is a good Diamond Microdermabrasion.  Especially the older we get, the more important it is to keep our skin exfoliated.  As we age our cellular turnover rates slows down, resulting in a build up of dry skin cells on the surface resulting in a dull sallow look to the skin.  In order to keep the fresh skin beneath showing and glowing you must exfoliate deeply at least once a month.   This is best achieved by rotating your treatment program so you are always addressing one of the 4 most important areas of anti-aging skin care. 

1.  Exfoliation
2.  Color & Tone
3.  Hydration
4.  Elasticity 

Diamond Microdermabrasion is just one way you can address all of these issues at once.

Beautiful Radiant Skin & BRS facial spa

We'd love to meet you and help you with your skin care needs, if you're local please call us at 909-436-4364.  We are in the Southern California area, for full address and location visit our website at BRSfacialspa.com   If you are someone who has questions about skin care, feel free to ask here, or SKYPE us at 'Beautiful Radiant Skin'  you may also visit us on our Facebook Page

Best Anti-Aging Skin Care Products

Hi, I am Cathy Hille, founder of Beautiful Radiant Skin Products (BRS).  I am the proud owner of Beautiful Radiant Skin Treatment Center where I specialize in anti-aging skin care. 

Licensed for over 30 years, it is tough to find someone who has done as much research as I have done, and continue to do.  I have specialized in Anti-Aging  Skin Care, exclusively, since 2001 when I stepped away from a salon I owned to give 100% of my attention to the research of Anti-Aging skin care and  treatments.  I work with clients daily to help them achieve their skin care goals.  I use exclusively BRS products on my own skin, in the treatment room, as well as recommend them to my clients for their at home skin care routines.

BRS products are made with the highest quality::

Essential Oils

Natural Oils

Cold Pressed Botanical Extracts

Marine Extracts

Vitamins C, A, B5, B6, C, D3, E, F, H, K,

Natural Exfoliants

Hyaluronic Acid

Deanol - Muscle Toning & Firming Agent

DMAE (Deanol)

Retinol (Vitamin A)

Hexapeptide 3 - Firming Agent

Alpha & Beta-Hydroxy Acids

Natural Enzymes

Sodium PCA

Hyaluronic Complex

Amino Acids

Hydroplex, Panthenol



Bio-Active substances found in plant placental

Live Cell Complex

These products were founded, in part, because of my own selfish need and desire to have the best for my own skin.  I do a ridiculous amount of research and share that knowledge through my blog, web magazine articles, and serving as the featured Esthetician on one of the largest aesthetic websites on the internet where clients write in with questions.

The Laboratory for Beautiful Radiant Skin Products is located in Southern California  A. uniquely self contained, state of the art, cosmetic production facility, where BRS is created and manufactures some of the finest and most effective skin care products available today; at some of the most competitive prices. 

BRS is renowned for the consistent high quality and efficacy of its products which are created from the best of both newly discovered as well as traditional natural ingredients.  You can rest assured that BRS is always on the cutting edge of what works, and  better yet, what does not. 

BRS skin care formulas are composed of the most effective and purest ingredients.  BRS products are sold in a retail setting as well as being the product of choice for Estheticians in a professional setting, and now they are available to you.  To read product user testimonials click here.