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New Hydrating Product We Love!

Epidermal dehydration is something just about every client has an issue with whether their treatment is acne or anti-aging based, so it makes sense that at Cloud Nine our biggest selling product continues to be Hydrating Serum.  This go-to hydrator works well to replenish moisture lost from the application of products that lower the pH level. Understanding pH and how it affects the skin is worth mentioning.  pH stands for power of hydrogen, which is a measurement of the hydrogen ion concentration in the body.  4.0 – 7.0 is considered a balanced pH.  This is an acidic level and anything over 7.0 is alkaline.  Bacteria thrives in…

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30+ Beauty Crash Course for Skin

28 is a big year when it comes to skin.  It is at this age that we stop producing our own natural collagen, a significant protein that reduces wrinkles.  By about age 30 it is not uncommon for the mirror to stare back with ever-so-slight changes. This is often when people schedule their first “anti-aging” consultation. The good news is that science has come a long way since our mother’s days of Oil of Olay.  The advances in skin care have given us many topical applications:  Stem cell growth factors which cause a proliferation of new healthy cells, retinols which stimulate the production of collagen and cause an…

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No Makeup Required!

Here are the basic steps Cloud Nine Skin and Body Care recommends for getting the skin you feel proud to wear without a cover-up. Start with a clean palette.  Stick to a gentle cleanser that removes all impurities such as Babor’s Mild Cleanser or PCA Skin’s Facial Wash.  Then swipe away any remaining residual makeup with a splash of toner.  Babor’s Rose Toning Lotion is our most popular. Exfoliate away dead-skin dullness with a weekly at-home peel containing glycolic acid to reveal an immediate glow.  Our go-to product is Refine Cellular AHA 10+10 Peeling Gel by Babor. Hydrate.  Supercharge your…

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Relieve + Prevent Redness

This is big!  PCA Skin, proudly represented at Cloud Nine Skin and Body Care, launched a new face serum, a powerful corrective that provides instant and long-term relief from redness and sensitivity while improving the skin’s barrier function. Starts reducing redness and inflammation on contact with the skin Improves the skin’s barrier function for long-term relief from redness and sensitivity Calms and soothes compromised skin, even after professional treatments Uses the 10-hour time-released OmniSome delivery system, key ingredients are carried deeper into the skin for better recovery results in soothing and calming irritated skin. There is a lot more to learn about Dual Action…

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Natural Skin Care Products vs Synthetics

There are many resources on the web about the type of skincare you should be using, and they often have conflicting opinions.  It’s hard to navigate what’s true and what’s not, and what’s actually the most beneficial and safe.  We’re breaking down the top five myths about all natural versus synthetically produced products. Myth # 1 Something made with chemicals is always bad for you. Truth:  All matter is made of chemicals – water is a chemical.  Saying something is a “chemical” does not make it dangerous. Myth #2 Something made with natural ingredients is inherently good for you. Truth …

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Searching for the Ideal Sun Protection

Clearing up some confusion regarding sun protection is high on my TO DO List since 90% of the damage to the skin is from the sun. Most new clients arrive proudly announcing that they use a product containing SPF, usually it is just a part of their foundation or finishing cream.  It is important to understand that SPF (Sun Protection Factor) only relates to the tanning ray.  It will not protect your skin from the harmful UVA rays that go deep and are the primary cause of premature aging. UVA Radiation = Age UVB Radiation = Burn UVA radiation rays range…

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The Benefits of Stem Cells in Skincare

Stem cells are a huge trend in skincare. Stem cells are often called “blank” cells because they are undifferentiated, meaning they can be duplicated and made into any type of cell. Think of stem cells as blank scrabble pieces, they can fill in where there are needed because they have the ability to turn into specialized cells. They can boost collagen, protect against sun damage, brighten and repair damaged cells. The products offered at Cloud Nine Skin and Body Care use plant stem cell extracts from oranges, lilac and grapes as ingredients in several products. All plant stem cells provide…

I regret taking such good care of my skin

I Regret Taking Such Good Care of My Skin

You say, “She looks fabulous!” She’s 50, 60 or even 70, but she looks a decade younger.  Science is the catalyst.  Breakthroughs over the last two decades, from stem cell growth factors that promote a proliferation of new skin cells to retinol solutions (R-OH) which accelerate cell renewal and promote collagen synthesis, slow down the aging process and make a youthful appearance possible at every age. At Cloud Nine Skin and Body Care we believe beautiful skin is more than just a notion of hope.  Beauty, after all, is not an age.  It is an attitude, and balancing professional skincare…

Intensive Brightening Treatment

Intensive Brightening Treatment

Vogue lists Intensive Brightening Treatment as a “Bright Idea” and Cloud Nine Skin and Body Care agrees. This is a newer formula of retinol solutions that is highly effective in treating PIH (post inflammatory hyperpigmentation). You know, those annoying dark spots on your face that seem to have come out of nowhere. Typically dark spots are a result of sun exposure over longer periods of time and can be difficult to fade. At Cloud Nine Skin and Body Care we like Intensive Brightening Treatment for its unique 10-hour time released delivery system called OmniSome which enables the retinol to slowly…

Avoid Touching Your Face!

Avoid Touching Your Face!

She comes in for her first skincare consultation at Cloud Nine Skin and Body Care in a panic and on a mission. Her skin is covered with red acne lesions and she “HAS NEVER” had problems with her skin before. Acne is sooooo inconvenient and disruptive to one’s daily life, especially in the world we now live in where face-front consulting is a standard practice. This is not vanity! This is your life, and the need to keep the focus on your initiative and abilities in all aspects, whether at work or play, does not need to be complicated with…