MyChelle Dermaceuticals - a brand distinguished for its development of efficacious skin care formulated with the highest quality natural ingredients - introduced the experiential concept of offering a personalized complexion analysis by a MyChelle Natural Beauty Advisor via the VISIA Complexion Analysis System direct-to-consumers at Whole Foods Markets nationwide in spring 2011. With this service, MyChelle provides a completely complimentary, interactive approach to help customers better understand their complexion without the expense of visiting a dermatologist. To ensure consumers are receiving an accurate analysis, the MyChelle Natural Beauty Advisors are extensively trained in the operation of the VISIA system and have a deep understanding of every product in the MyChelle family. MyChelle's VISIA debut at Whole Foods Markets is a game changer for the grocery store channel as it helps consumers realize the effectiveness of the natural products they purchase.

Rather than simply telling shoppers that their products are effective, MyChelle is using VISIA as a welcome consumer tool in showing the efficacy of MyChelle products. This unprecedented mission is part of the brand's company-wide ambition in providing skin care solutions that answer the needs of their consumers and in proving that natural skin care can be effective. It's MyChelle's goal that with the advanced technology of their products combined with the convenience and service of the VISIA system, their consumers are ultimately able to achieve their personal definition of beauty.

"We're looking to answer the needs of the conscientious consumer who is searching for natural beauty products that work," said Sarah Eggenberger, Vice President of Product Development and Innovation for MyChelle Dermaceuticals. "By offering this unique service in Whole Foods, we are able to form a deeper relationship with our consumers and provide visual proof of the efficacy of our products. We're so pleased to partner with Whole Foods in delivering the best service and results for the consumer."

Since its introduction in 2011, Whole Foods and MyChelle have enjoyed increased traffic in the Whole Body department and upwards of triple digit sales increases year over year. VISIA provides a complete complexion profile with an eight-point analysis focusing on skin irregularities, wrinkles, texture, p-bacteria, pores, age spots, UV spots, and vascular areas. By using a safe, standard white light with a cross-polarized flash and UV photography, VISIA measures the skin's surface and subsurface condition which translates into an in-depth analysis of a customers' skin condition. To prove the results of MyChelle Dermaceuticals' skin care recommendations, at two and four month intervals consumers are encouraged to take a follow-up image with VISIA to realize the improvements in their skin.

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You are probably aware of the dangers of many skin care products from the larger cosmetic companies, with their chemical ingredients that can harm your skin, cause illness and even cause cancer. You know that you need natural ingredients in your skin care creams and other products, but you might wonder if you can simply make everything you need, rather than buying natural skin care creams and products.

The answer is yes and no.

Some skin care products can easily be made at home, and you may find that you want to use natural skin care recipes for some of your skin care needs. However, there are ingredients you simply cannot access for your home recipes, and you will need to decide what you want and need from your skin care regimen, and what you’re going to do yourself and what you’re going to buy.

A few natural skin care recipes you might find useful from your own kitchen include the following:

Instead of spending big bucks on expensive moisturizers that contain harmful chemicals (many of which are banned in certain places around the world (i.e. by the European Union)), or even buying a natural moisturizer, make your own. The essential ingredient in most moisturizers is oil, and olive oil is a cost-effective substitute that feels great and which you probably already have on hand.

When you’re done moisturizing, give yourself a facial with honey and an egg yolk or two (NOT the whites). Simply blend it together, smooth a thin coat on your face and let it sit for 15 or 20 minutes to clean and tighten your facial pores.

One of my favorite natural skin care recipes is the simple exfoliating scrub of baking soda. Yes, baking soda. Simply scrub with it in the shower, scrubbing a little harder in areas with blackheads.

Deodorants are one of the worst offenders in terms of chemical skin care products; this is where you really need natural skin care recipes and I have one. Simply replace your deodorant with a mixture of one part vinegar and one part water. The vinegar will not irritate your skin and is an excellent deodorant. Don’t worry the vinegar smell disappears fast.

What you cannot accomplish through these recipes is boosting collagen and production. You can care for and nourish your skin, and that is important. If you’re looking for something to actually reduce wrinkles and reverse and prevent the effects of aging, you’re probably going to need anti aging skin care products.

But for general skin care needs, these natural skin care recipes can be a great way to avoid chemicals, save money and enjoy doing it yourself.

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development participated in a past study that showed an ineffective skin barrier may lead to skin conditions including eczema. Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion is a unique natural skin care product designed to hydrate and work with the skin to strengthen its own natural barrier defense.

Skin MD Natural is recommended by doctors and used by parents to help relieve the symptoms of eczema. Dermatologists are using Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion to speed up the healing process and decrease the amount of steroid creams needed for eczema treatment. "With the use of Skin MD Natural we get faster results and the patient has to use less medication. Hands down a shielding lotion works better than any conventional lotion," explains Dr. Peter Helton, a board certified dermatologist of Newport Beach California.

Parents like Skin MD Natural as a natural skin care treatment for eczema because it's safe and gentle. "My 4 year old daughter has eczema on her wrists. We've been using a small amount of Skin MD Natural on her wrists at night for a week and it's much, much better. Not all raw looking like it has been for the last few years! That's some great lotion!" writes Gary Wertman of Bethlehem, PA

Toni from Pensacola, FL finds the natural skin care lotion Skin MD Natural to work for her and her daughter, ?This stuff was a God Send for not only me but my daughter as well. She has eczema and in the winter time it flares up pretty badly. I have been looking for a long time for a lotion that would be strong enough to keep her eczema at bay and yet gentle enough for her baby skin. I have tried many products and I think I have finally found the one that will work. Having a daughter that loves to spend time taking a bath 2-3 times a day (she gets that from me) it's so hard to find something to keep her skin from drying out and her eczema from flaring up. Well I found it with Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion."

In Quebec, Canada, mother Jennifer Carpman writes of her son, ?He has been treated and followed by the doctors at our local Children's Hospital's dermatology clinic, and the best we've been able to come up with so far is a combination of cortisone creams and Aquaphor which is thick like Vaseline and a real pain to put on him more than once a day...except his skin is so bad that he needs another application a few hours later.?

?I decided to try Skin MD Natural on him and it's awesome! It's only been two days, but already he's not scratching as much, his skin is still red but not inflamed, and even though it looks bad, it is really soft and supple to the touch. Plus it absorbs so fast that I can put it on uncovered areas without worrying it will get everywhere. I can't wait to show his doctors the improvement in his skin!?

Skin MD Natural is committed to providing high quality natural skin care products and dry skin lotion for dry skin care. Their product line was developed by a team of innovative chemists, with over twenty years of experience developing personal care products for many internationally respected cosmetic companies. Skin MD Natural is formulated with a special blend of five natural plant extracts that provide skin with unbeatable moisture while being light weight and non-greasy. Skin MD Natural is also committed to protecting the environment and is proud to say Skin MD Natural and Skin MD Natural + SPF 15 are manufactured in the United States using 100% solar power, free of animal products and animal testing. Their blog, containing regular skin care tips, can be found at .

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Cellulite is embarrassing, but it happens to everyone. 70 percent of women struggle with cellulite.1 And we’re even more likely to have cellulite than men because we have thinner skin.

But can you believe all the ads for popular cellulite creams that claim to “get rid of cellulite in only four weeks” or even “smooth and transform your skin”? In most cases, it pays to do a little investigating before buying an expensive cellulite cream that may be ineffective.

You can save money and treat cellulite at the same time with a number of home remedies that can help you get rid of that "cottage cheese" on your thighs.

Exfoliate with used coffee grounds. Not only is this an inexpensive home beauty treatment, but recycling used coffee grounds as a body scrub is eco-friendly! Why are coffee grounds beneficial to treat problemareas with cellulite? Caffeine is a vasodilator that tightens the skin to reduce cellulite pockets.

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Drinking enough water each day will hydrate and firm your skin. Staying hydrated will also flush harmful toxins and chemicals from your body so that your skin looks fresh, healthy and radiant from head to toe.

Eat antioxidant-rich foods. Bright fruits and vegetables like blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, yellow peppers and tomatoes are rich sources of antioxidants. By adding more antioxidant-rich foods to your diet, you’ll naturally boost collagen production in your skin to keep it supple and strong.

Blueberries especially are rich in vitamin C, vitamin E, riboflavin and fiber. As an added bonus, blueberries will help to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol, improve your vision, and protect your memory.

Eat more healthy fats. But wait a minute – if you’re trying to tone your body and get rid of fatty pockets of cellulite, it doesn’t make any sense to eat more fat! Does it? Actually, healthy fats like omega-3 fatty acids found in wild-caught salmon help to lengthen telomeres – protective compounds attached to your DNA that shorten as your skin ages.2

So, if you want your skin to stay healthy and youthful, eating healthy fats like salmon will keep your telomeres long and slow down the aging process. Healthy, firm skin is less likely to show signs of damage in all areas – including cellulite.

Smooth, cellulite-free skin starts with a healthy diet. And what you eat is reflected in the quality of your skin. You can use the natural home remedies above to minimize problem areas – for a fraction of the cost of over-the-counter cellulite creams.

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Taking care of your skin means more than just choosing a pretty bottle from the shelf or relying on a popular brand. Ole Henriksen’s products contain precise blends of potent active ingredients to visibly improve the way your skin looks and feels. Boasting delicate scents and soothing textures, these formulas will make you enjoy taking care of your skin.

Ole Henriksen understands skin. His fascination with skincare began as a young man when he struggled with acne. At the time, he was living in Indonesia and sought help from a local esthetician, who introduced him to the power of botanical ingredients. Today he is known as the “Skin Guru to the Stars” and takes pride in not only developing new products but educating clients on the best, most effective ways to take care of skin.

Here, you’ll learn about just a few of the many products available in this line.

Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster

Ready for an everyday product that works with your skin for noticeable improvements in texture and tone? This weightless serum contains antioxidants and a vitamin C complex that absorbs quickly to penetrate the deepest layers of skin to repair and protect your complexion. Plus, this serum’s calming and healing properties make it perfect even for sensitive skin types.

Ole Henriksen Ultimate Lift Eye Gel

Are your eyes showing the signs of late nights with little sleep and long days at the office? Give your eyes a lift with the Ultimate Lift Eye Gel, which addresses both puffy, tired-looking eyes and signs of premature aging like fine lines and wrinkles. Calendula and cucumber extracts make this gel instantly refreshing, while humectants leave the skin firmer and plumper. And it’s great for all skin types. Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation Creme

See a transformation in your skin without resorting to harsh, irritating chemicals. Whether you’re concerned about fine lines and wrinkles or want to protect your skin from environmental damage, this nourishing crème can benefit every skin type. With all-natural fruit and beta hydroxy acids, this silky, lightweight formula gently smoothes out the skin’s surface and fades hyperpigmentation. It also nourishes the skin and includes antioxidants to protect from free radicals that can damage skin.

Ole Henriksen Truth Is In The Eyes - Eye Peel Concentrate

A peeling system for the eye area? While many product lines will assert that this skin is too delicate for exfoliation, Ole Henriksen understands that the eye area is often the first place to show signs of premature aging and environmental damage. This extra-gentle product is the first of its kind and can bring dramatic results. It boasts two unique ingredients including Pepha®-Tight – a micro algae that firms sagging skin and improves collagen production, and Regu®-age – a purified soy and rice bran peptide that enhances circulation and reduces puffiness. Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) exfoliate, while vitamin C brightens the eye area. Finally, this peel includes a unique emollient ingredient called Pentavitin™ that prevents any irritation that can occur with AHAs.

Ole Henriksen Three Little Wonders Box Set

Can’t decide which product to try first? This set contains three of the most popular Ole Henriksen products in convenient 1-oz containers. All are oil-free and great for all skin types. Use these products together daily and you can expect firmer, tighter skin with a more even tone.

Set includes:

If sorting through skincare products is an overwhelming task, it’s time to trust a professional. Ole Henriksen has been helping people with their skin since he opened his first treatment room in the 1970s, and his collection of effective formulas produce real results in all varieties of complexions. When you’re ready to look beyond the products featured in this article, check out Ole Henriksen’s full line of formulas, which includes a variety of effective natural ingredients – such as African red tea, Eyebright extract, licorice root extract, pumpkin seed extract and turmeric root extract. You’ll be rewarded with lighter, brighter, smoother and happier skin.

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