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Summertime Skin Care Products for Teens and Young Adults

Summer is the time to put your feet up, sit back and relax. However, it is not the time to be neglecting your skin care routine! Over the next few months, we will be sharing with you some of our best summertime skin care products for your clients depending on their ages and skin concerns. This month we will be highlighting our Clear Skin Collection that works wonders for those younger clients, or adults who still struggle with breakouts, who have oily, acne-prone skin.

Although we can’t control the weather, our Clear Skin Collection can help your patients get their acne under control. Our acne skin care line is highly effective. The most active acne fighting ingredients combined with powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial botanicals reduce irritation and eradicate conditions that cause and exacerbate acne. The end result? A reduction of excess oil, clear skin and happy clients.

Now, let’s dive a little deeper in our acne skin care line and take a look at some of our highly effective and amazing products!

Clear Skin Cleanser

This gentle but active salicylic acid cleanser unclogs and shrinks pore size and helps eliminate surface bacteria that can cause acne. Containing green tea, cucumber, daisy and hibiscus extracts, its anti-inflammatory and healing properties work double time to soothe and detoxify the skin. Works very well for those with oily skin.

Repair Bar

A favorite go-to for many teens and adults alike; this product has a solid fan base for more than 15 years.  Gentle, yet effective use of salicylic acid, resorcinol and licorice to unclog pores and detoxify troubled skin. The best part is that it can be used by any skin type!

Clear Skin Serum

This simple and effective formula combats acne and the environment that it thrives in. Pores are unclogged and sebum production is reduced. Anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-bacterial ingredients provide a clearer and more balanced complexion. Your clients will love this product because of its non-irritating and nondrying formula!

Clear Skin Mask

This creamy mask contains sulfur and clay plus a complex of natural origin active ingredients designed to treat acne-prone, oily skin. Its active blend of extracts provides an effective anti-acne, anti-irritant, anti-seborrheic and keratolytic action. Combined with special antimicrobial botanical ingredients, it powerfully reduces blemishes in a healing environment. This treatment will not dry out sensitive skin. The combination of lemongrass oil and aloe help to reduce inflammation and promote healing in your clients’ skin.

Clear Skin Spot Treatment

You can apply this miracle spot treatment directly onto blemishes! The Micronized benzoyl peroxide (BPO) in this product works fast to kill bacteria. Traditional BPO is a larger molecule and often irritating, but our BPO is smaller than 10 microns and penetrates the pore, attacking the acne-causing bacteria without causing irritation.

Clear Skin Veil (Loose mineral powder)

Summer is not the time of year to apply heavy makeup! A light, loose mineral powder will do the trick and avoid further aggravating any acne problems. Our Clear Skin Veil loose mineral powder doubles as acne defense and makeup. It contains a special formula with salicylic acid and botanical extracts to fight blemishes and control skin breakouts while diminishing shine and blurring flaws. Designed to be virtually invisible, this powder airbrushes away imperfections, giving you that soft-focus, professionally retouched look.

We know your clients are going to love these products from our Clear Skin Collection! Want to help your clients bid acne and troubled skin adieu? Give us a call at (239) 939-5454 to get samples and add this gentle, yet highly effective skin care line to your product offerings.

Keep your skin healthy all winter long

The cold and dry winter season is upon us! With the temperatures beginning to drop and the thermostats heating up, our skin requires a little more attention. It’s the time of year, even for those of us living in warmer climates, that our skin could really use some extra care and effective hydration.

Combat dry winter skin with these tips for retaining your skin’s natural moisture:

Exfoliation is key

It’s hard for your skin to absorb your moisturizer if it’s shielded by a layer of dead skin, which is why exfoliating is so important in the winter. Exfoliating removes the top layer of dead skin cells that make your skin look dull and dry. Always remember to keep it gentle though, as using harsh exfoliators will strip your skin of its natural protective moisture barrier. For sensitive skin, we recommend a mild fruit-based enzyme that gently removes dead and flaky skin to reveal a fresh and healthy complexion. Azul’s Gentle Enzyme exfoliator will do the trick!

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!

Find a moisturizer you really like, since it will be a constant companion during the dry season! Humidity levels fall during winter, and central heating dries the air further, leading to dry skin. Moisturizing every day will keep you from feeling the effects of winter. Trilogy Laboratories is currently working on a moisturizing spritzer that contains the miracle moisturizing ingredient Pentavitin, also currently featured in Trilogy’s Timeless Moisture product. Pentavitin is 100 percent natural and plant-derived. Its composition is similar to the carbohydrate complex of your skin, which is why our skin loves it so much! Pentavitin creates a moisture reservoir that lasts 72 hours after application. Studies have shown an increase in skin smoothness and reduction in flakiness after use. The spritzer will also have another incredible ingredient, called Detoskin, which is derived from the root of the peony plant. This ingredient optimizes cellular energy and protects against pollution damage, fortifies your skin’s natural barrier and reduces the negative effects of sun radiation. For those in warmer climates who still experience winter’s effects, this moisturizing spritzer will be the one for you!

Don’t forget the sunscreen

UV rays that cause skin damage, premature aging and skin cancer still make their way through the clouds, so wearing sunscreen is an essential step in your skin care routine, even during winter. There are two kinds of sunscreen that provide either a chemical or a physical barrier. Mineral-based sunscreens use ingredients such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. These physical, rather than chemical, sunscreens are not absorbed by the skin and instead act like a mirror reflecting the sun’s rays. Mineral-based sunscreens are more natural. They don’t contain chemicals and they also provide the best protection.

We hope these tips will keep your skin supple and smooth as you brave the chill this winter!

Ingredients that are good for your skin AND the environment

Did you know that some chemicals and ingredients found in standard sunscreens, skin care and cosmetic products can cause harm to our bodies and the environment? With potentially harmful chemicals involved in simple beauty routines, it’s no wonder people are looking to more natural ingredients – meaning ingredients that are found in nature, without external interference or manipulation, like chemicals. Products made with natural ingredients are gentle on your body, your skin and the world around you. Who doesn’t want that?

Let’s take a look at some of the ingredients that will not only help keep your skin beautiful and healthy but are gentle on the environment, too!

Mineral-based sunscreens – Mineral sunscreens are your best line of defense against sun damage, premature aging and skin cancer – and they are environmentally friendly! Mineral-based sunscreens use ingredients such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. These physical, rather than chemical, sunscreens are not absorbed by the skin and instead act like a mirror reflecting the sun’s rays. They are not only better for your health but also don’t cause harm to the environment they come in contact with, unlike chemical sunscreens.

A common chemical ingredient used in most major sunscreen brands is oxybenzone, also known as Benzophenone-3. This is an active chemical that absorbs UVA and UVB rays, therefore protecting the skin from the sun. While this ingredient does a very effective job at protecting your skin, it has a negative impact on the world’s coral reefs. Reports have shown that sunscreens containing oxybenzone have been contributing to the bleaching and deterioration of coral reefs. Hawaii recently passed a law prohibiting certain ingredients to protect coral reefs, and now all products have to be coral reef safe. In fact, Trilogy Laboratories is working on a private label line of sunscreen that is safe for the environment, and coral reefs, for a client in Hawaii.

Jojoba beads – Exfoliation is the key to healthy, soft, glowing skin. One of the most popular types of exfoliants is jojoba beads, which are produced from jojoba oil. Jojoba beads are often mistaken for microbeads. The two products look and feel very similar but are vastly different. Jojoba oil is a liquid wax derived from the jojoba shrub. The wax is processed to a solid wax, which is referred to as a jojoba ester. These jojoba esters are spherical in shape, biodegradable and come in a wide variety of colors and shapes. They’re a perfect natural exfoliant added to body and facial scrubs!

Microbeads, unlike natural jojoba beads, are not biodegradable as they are made from plastic. After the microbeads are used in beauty products, they are washed down the drain to wastewater treatment plants which are not able to filter the tiny plastic beads. Eventually, these microbeads find their way into streams, rivers and the ocean and are being consumed by animals – which is harmful to the animals’ digestive tracts and can migrate to other body tissue. Likewise, those who eat the seafood are unable to digest the microbeads as well. With so many natural exfoliant options out there, there is no need to use plastic microbeads. In fact, Trilogy Laboratories Citrus Scrub uses biodegradable jojoba beads and bamboo particles as exfoliators, so you continue to get the benefits of our scrub with the peace of mind knowing that the environment is safe.

Raw honey – Let’s get straight to the point, honey is the crème de le crème of natural skincare ingredients, and one that should be integrated into any skin care regimen. Raw honey is one of the best natural sources of nutrients, enzymes, vitamins and skin-boosting acids. Not to mention, its natural antioxidants offer numerous health benefits, like fighting off free radicals to help prevent cell damage. Our Honey and Kaolin Clay Mask is a wonderful moisturizing and soothing mask made from all-natural ingredients and is great for those with sensitive, dry, or mature skin. This honey mask will not only restore hydration but it also restores balance to your skin by drawing out toxins with Kaolin Clay. This mask is a great example of an all-natural ingredients product that not only has incredible benefits for your skin, but is also environmentally friendly!

Aloe Vera – Most of us associate aloe vera benefits with healing sunburns, but aloe contains bacteria-fighting soothing ingredients that fight inflammation, redness and itching. Not to mention, aloe vera contains a plethora of antioxidants including, beta-carotene and vitamins A, C and E that can help improve the skin’s natural firmness and keep the skin hydrated. Aloe vera produces two substances, both of which are used in the medical and pharmaceutical world: gel and latex. Aloe in cosmetic use is often derived from aloe gel, the inner part of the aloe leaf due to its moisturizing, healing, skin-soothing and rejuvenating properties. Aloe in its liquid or gel form is water-soluble and works well as an addition or base ingredient to facial toners, mists or spritzers. It also makes a nice addition to lotions and creams by adding in the water-phase in place of water as an ingredient. Trilogy Laboratories understands the incredible benefits of this natural ingredient which is why we include it in many of our formulations including our Repair Gel, sunscreens, and masks.  We recently formulated a Cucumber Aloe Mask in our skin care line and are working on an Aloe and Green Tea Gentle Cleansing Gel. These products works wonders for those with sensitive skin who want to reap the benefits of all-natural anti-aging products.

When it comes to keeping your skin healthy, there’s nothing better than natural, clean, skin care products and it’s a win-win when they are safe for the environment, too!