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June 14, 2017

Morning Cleanse Routine

I have always struggled with bad skin so I am always trying new products and new combinations.

Right now the combination of Jan Marini Bioglycolic Face Cleanser + C-Esta Cleansing Gel and Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel is really working out for me. They are both two steps, in total 4 steps.

First I use the Jan Marini Bioglycolic Face Cleanser in the shower 

The Bioglycolic Face Cleanser is a gentle cleanser that has 12% glycolic acid to help resurface and refine the skin. Glycolic acid has the smallest of molecules of all the alpha hydroxy acids, so it penetrates the upper layers of the skin and gets the older skin cells off the skin. This cleanser is non-foaming, but still leaves the skin smooth and soft. If you’ve never used glycolic acid, let me tell you it does wonders for the wrinkles we get with aging, as well as the breakouts that come with acne prone skin. It can be used in the morning and the evening (I just use it in the morning). Massage over the skin and remove with a wet washcloth. PLEASE keep in mind that because of the glycolic acid it CANNOT be used as an eye makeup remover.

Who is it for?

In particular, everyone who has oily, blemish/acne-prone skin, and wants a deep cleansing action. Moreover, the formula of Jan Marini Bioglycolic Facial Cleanser is very gentle, but the glycolic acid is a really strong active ingredient, so even though it is just a small amount, if you have combination or slightly dry skin you should only use it every other day, instead of every day to avoid dryness or tightness.

How should it be used?

The way you use this cleanser is a bit different. You apply it to DRY skin, massaging in and then remove with a wet wash cloth, after that I like to rinse thoroughly with water. This will leave your skin feeling fresh, clean, and hydrated.

 Jan Marini Bioglycolic Face Cleanser

Next I use Jan Marini C-Esta Cleansing Gel also in the shower

The C-Esta Cleansing Gel contains DMAE, a potent skin conditioner. Using a cleanser that lathers helps invigorate your skin and cleanse deep within pores to leave the complexion feeling refreshed. Jan Marini C-ESTA Cleansing Gel can be used daily to remove makeup, dirt, oil and debris without stripping the skin or leaving it feeling dry. The gentle formula creates a softer and smoother texture that helps combat signs of aging including fine lines and dark spots. This Jan Marini face wash contains vitamin C which promotes collagen production and creates a brighter complexion, DMAE that conditions skin for a soft and smooth texture, and this one is gentle enough to remove eye makeup.

Who is it for?

Actually it’s for all skin types, anyone can use this gentle cleanser, including those with sensitive or delicate complexions. I only use it once a day, but it is so gentle that you could use it twice a day.

How should it be used?

Gently massage a dime-size amount over wet or dry skin. C-ESTA Cleansing Gel is highly concentrated so adding water produces more foaming lather, I personally like the latter. Then remove with a clean, wet and wrung-out washcloth. I usually splash my face a few times with lukewarm water and blot dry.

Jan Marini C-Esta Cleansing Gel

After my shower I follow up with Dr. Dennis Gross 2 step Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel 

An easy to use at home two-step chemical face peel. Each jar comes with pre-soaked cotton pads that are clearly marked numbers 1 & 2. There is also a box that comes with packets containing pre-soaked cotton towelettes that are also clearly marked numbers 1 & 2. I take these when I travel. These pads have helped clear my blemishes, reduced dark spots, and helps make my enlarged pores smaller, when I use these my skin looks clearer and more even-toned.

Who is it for?

Dr. Dennis Gross’ signature 2 step anti-aging peel is for anyone that has uneven skin tone and texture, fine lines and wrinkles, and clogged or enlarged pores. Suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive of complexions.

How should it be used?

Apply Step 1 to clean, dry skin in circular motions (I usually do this after the shower so my skin is fresh), wait one minute and repeat the same process with Step 2. You do not need to rinse your face afterwards, just follow up with the rest of your skin care routine (there is a warning on the label cautioning not to use products containing alcohol after using the peel).

Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel


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