Beauty by Oxygen

beauty by oxygen skincare treatment“I think your whole life shows in your face, and you should be proud of that,” Lauren Bacall famously declared. Sure, sure, but there’s nothing about a drab, dreary complexion to be proud about. Put your lips together and blow new life into your beauty routine with a Beauty by Oxygen Facial at Esthetica MD.

Infusing skin both topically and from within with the regenerative power of this brand-new, invigorating treatment will leave your skin feeling totally hydrated, refreshed, and remarkably renewed—and it’s ours exclusively!

Beauty by Oxygen is suitable for all skin types (even for those with sensitive skin and pigmentation issues) and produces phenomenal results. The facial starts with a gentle exfoliation to increase oxygen to the surface of the skin, followed by topical applications of peptides, retinoids, vitamins, and anti-oxidants using a patented advanced-ultrasound technology, which increases the absorption of these nutrients deep into the skin.

You’ll walk out of your session with glowing, dewy soft skin and anti-aging effects that will last weeks!

Be breathtakingly beautiful with Beauty by Oxygen.

Is Water the Skin’s Wonder Cure?

Is Water the SH2O – Drink It In

This time of year, everything is dry—most of all your skin. Thanks to cold winter air outside and hot, stuffy air inside, your arms and legs are itchy, your manicure is flaking off twice as fast, and your face is experiencing big-time breakouts.

Thankfully, finding relief is as simple as turning on the tap. That’s right—good ol’ H2O. You’ve heard it a hundred times: drink at least eight glasses of water every day. It’s not just an old wives tale. Fact is, every cell in your body is connected, and staying hydrated has myriad benefits, including maintaining a strong metabolism, healthy skin and nails and a clearer, younger-looking complexion.

So, what happens when you don’t drink enough water every day? Well, for starters:

  • Lines and wrinkles become more noticeable
  • Nails turn brittle and are more susceptible to splitting
  • Skin feels dry, itchy, and prone to breakouts
  • Under-eye bags become more pronounced
  • Cellulite becomes harder to get rid of

Not a fan of the clear stuff? Try coconut water or skim milk, which will give you just a touch of the flavor you crave and keep you hydrated without adding extra calories. Or, eat them! Fruits and vegetables with high water content—like watermelon, oranges, and cucumbers—not only keep your H2O levels up, they’re also rich in vitamins and minerals that are essential to cellular health.

Natural Beauty Products: We Separate the Fact from Fiction

natural beauty products factsDispelling the “Natural Ingredient” Beauty Myth

From cell phones to kitchen gadgets to smart cars and every other “new and improved” thingamajiggy out there, we all want the latest and greatest products that promise to improve our lives. But when it comes to skincare, the trend appears to be going the opposite direction, with customers clamoring for products that incorporate all-natural ingredients and a back-to-basics approach to beauty.

But are naturals really better for you? Dr. Rabkin is here to help separate fact from fiction.

Myth 1: Natural products are free of preservatives

Truth: Hardly. Fact is, preservatives are necessary to ensure against microbial contaminations and molds; otherwise creams and lotions would spoil before you even got them home. However, not all preservatives are created equal: look for plant- or vegetable-derived ones like sodium levulinate or sodium anisate, which are derived from corn and fennel respectively.

Myth 2: Natural ingredients are gentler on your skin

Truth: Products containing natural ingredients can be just as irritating, if not more so, than non-naturals. Many allergies are caused by exposure to natural botanical like eucalyptus, cinnamon, and tea tree oil. Read ingredient labels carefully to avoid unwanted reactions.

Myth 3: Natural products don’t work

Truth: There’s a reason botanical and plant extracts like rose and tea tree, for example, have been used for centuries in the quest for beauty—they work. In the right contexts and concentrations, of course. Combine them with cutting-edge actives and you’ve got a recipe for a powerful skincare concoction that packs a punch.

Myth 4: Naturals just aren’t luxurious

Truth: Ordinary oatmeal or aloe vera might not be your idea of high-end, but the downmarket stigma attached to naturals is rapidly changing. Many botanicals and plant extracts—especially neroli, rose, and lotus—are actually quite expensive to acquire, and the technology needed to incorporate naturally-derived ingredients into creams, serums, and other skincare essentials is becoming more sophisticated—and costly—every day.

Your Daily Beauty Routine Just Got Better

the-new-skincare-product-esMeet the New Beauty Must-Have: Essences

Let’s face it, good skin doesn’t just happen. It takes diligence, determination, and an ever-growing array of cleansers, toners, moisturizers, and other products to get it there. Now, there’s a new secret skincare weapon that’s helping lead the charge in obtaining a fabulous face: essences.

Falling between toner and a lightweight serum, essences are like no other beauty products on the market. Easy to apply, their popularity is popping, thanks to their mix of anti-aging ingredients, natural botanical extracts, and their ability to allow better absorption of other products in your regimen. Another plus that make essences irresistible—they’re compatible with every skin type.

Here’s a rundown of some of the best ones to put in your beauty bag:

Environ C-Quence Toner

Featuring matrixyl—a wonder peptide that enhances product penetration and promotes collagen synthesis—and niacinamide, a Vitamin B3 component that promotes hydration and evens out skin tone, this near-perfect anti-aging elixir works great when cocktailed with serums or moisturizer.

Environ AVST Moisturizing Toner
This essence also contains niacinamide, but ups the ante with skin-replenishing lactic acid, which gently exfoliates and evens skin tone. A great choice for those with sensitive skin,

Environ B-Active Sebutone
This medium-strength toner lowers the pH of the skin and improves overall hydration, thanks to the inclusion of tea tree oil and natural lactic acid.

Missha Time Revolution First Treatment Essence
A favorite in Korea, this miracle water contains 80% Fermented Yeast Concentrate, which absorbs into skin instantly, repairing and nourishing on the cellular level. Niacinamide improves skin elasticity and revives skin tone and texture for an overall brighter and clearer tone.

Su-Man Rehydrating Toning Essence
The perfect bridge between cleansing and moisturizing, this rose-petal-essence-packed gel transforms into a soothing, watery hydrator upon application. The result is totally refreshed and insanely soft skin.

SK-II Mid-Day Essence
Featuring Pitera, a vitamin-rich yeast found in Japanese sake, and MoistureLock Complex to draw in moisture, this spray keeps skin protected and hydrated all day long. Perfect for mid-day touch ups or travelling on-the-go.