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Our mouth is a symbol of youth, attraction, and sensuality. It should be well-formed, and the lips clearly defined and plump.
Due to anatomical reasons, and aggressive environmental factors, this zone often ages more markedly than the rest of the face.

Wrinkles around the mouth can be caused by a variety of factors including, age, gender, genetics, sun exposure, smoking and even your beauty regime! The simple aging process is one of the main and unavoidable causes of wrinkles around the mouth. Also the nasolabial folds, commonly known as “smile lines” or “laugh lines“, are facial features. They are the two skin folds that run from each side of the nose to the corners of the mouth. They are defined by facial structures that support the buccal fat pad.

 

Lip aging and vertical ‘Barcode’ wrinkles

The mouth is a symbol of youth, attraction, and sensuality.  The lips clearly defined and plump.
Due to anatomical reasons, and aggressive environmental factors, this zone often ages more markedly than the rest of the face.

Why do we get those wrinkles?

– Drying and discoloration of the red of the lip.
– The loss of definition of the lip edge and the lips.
– The red of the lip thins/ loses volume.
– The labial commissures (side edges) sag and become hollow.
– The philtral crests flatten and the Cupid’s bow loses definition.
– Vertical wrinkles appear, notably above the upper lip, creating the ‘bar code’ or ‘sun folds’ effect).

We have found great results using the skin roller along with the I’m Fabulous Cosmetics Powerful Volumizing serum. I’m Fabulous Powerful Volumizing Serum & Skin Filler is an incredible serum that increases the appearance of facial volume and visibly plumps trouble zones – especially furrow lines, nasal labial creases and crow’s feet. Skin appears firmer, plump, ultra smooth, hydrated and vibrant!

 

0.25 mm Skin roller

Or Ablative laser (Erbium Fractionated), or (even better) Continuous laser: this treatment is the equivalent of a phenol peel. (See the details on the Erbium laser)

If one chooses the Fractional laser, four sessions will be needed. If the Continuous laser is chosen, one session will suffice. The result will last about ten years and rejuvenates without equal, but there is a downtime of about two days if by Fractional laser, and ten days for Continuous laser. It is painful and expensive but it works well.

Microneedling treatment can be safely done about once a month or every 4 to 6 weeks. This is the frequency that works best for the majority of patients of all skin types, but some patients find that microneedling treatment more or less frequently than this range works best for their skin and their aesthetic goals. 

Treatments to Maintain Results

After your first round of treatment is completed, and you have obtained your desired results, all subsequent appointments will be used to maintain these results. 

The results of this treatment build gradually, you will be able to have more time between your regular maintenance appointments than your first round. Many patients opt to have regular treatments every 6 to 8 weeks for this purpose.

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling creates tiny little holes in the face to stimulate collagen growth. Collagen not only gives the skin its youthful appearance, but also improves elasticity. As we age and with sun damage, collagen is depleted from the skin. This causes our skin to lose its youthful look and feel. With microneedling, we can help increase the production of collagen by making tiny holes in your skin which causes your body to react by creating new collagen – so with this treatment you “trick” the body into thinking there is damage. Electric needling pens are much better than skin rollers and the results are more drastic with the electric pen.

Benefits Of Microneedling:

What Are Results Like?

The results of this procedure are reliable and predictable. Regardless of your age or skin condition, you can be certain that you will experience the desired results. 

How does one maintain youthful glow?

You can maintain a youthful glow by getting regular facials. Microneedling has the added benefit of creating thousands of microscopic channels in your skin, this allows us to get deep into collagen layers to stimulate collagen growth.

What is the length of procedure?

Duration depends on the treatment desired. For example, microneedling may take 15 minutes for face and 30-45 minutes for body. Often times we combine microneedling with other skin rejuvenation procedures such as LED light therapy or radio frequency to give you an optimum youthful glow.

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Microneedling for collagen induction (CIT) has so many amazing benefits. Yes, Controlled skin injuries produced by microneedling send the skin into a repair mode that triggers the body to produce new collagen as well as elastin, providing our skin with plumpness and resilience. Importantly, it isn’t just the microneedling that brings all this goodness.

What is collagen induction?

Collagen induction therapy is a simple cosmetic procedure in which a group of sterile microneedles puncture the skin of the face. The goal is to promote the growth of collagen and new skin tissue.

After making thousands of little micro-injuries on your skin – now it’s time for pampering and a careful protocol for internal and external supplementation and healing. Because how we treat our skin in the days following a treatment will dramatically affect the level of rejuvenation we experience.

5mm + for collagen (your monthly needling session) and you’re wondering what you should be taking, what you should be applying to your skin, and what other devices you can use during the next month.

Next step: Red light therapy! LED is the perfect pairing with microneedling. Red LED can reduce erythema (redness) and inflammation. Red LED (633nm) enhances keratinocyte proliferation and near infra-red LED (700-830) amplifies collagen and elastin formation (for stronger, bouncier skin). 

After LED you can add hyaluronic acid. Then, take it easy – no makeup, perfumes or other products close to your face, please! You’ll also want to avoid the gym, sauna and direct sunlight exposure for at least the first 24 hours after microneedling treatment.

Days 1-5 (feeling a little pink and dehydrated?)

You’ll wake up the next day and rinse your skin (it’s ok to wash if you feel you need to, just use a very gentle facial cleanser) and then apply your Hyaluronic Serum or favorite I’m Fabulous Cosmetics serum.

Next, I like to apply vitamin C and then a facial serum to soothe and nourish the skin.  At this point, most people benefit from a moisturizer with ingredients like collagen, peptides, and hemp. You’ll then finish with a healthy amount of sunscreen -and you’re done for the morning. This will be repeated each morning the first 5 days.  

I’m Fabulous Cosmetics signature Hyaluronic Acid (HA) formulation, with a superior delivery system that contains three molecular sizes of HA, the smallest of which can penetrate to the deeper layers of the skin and Helichrysum italicum (Immortelle Flower). Hyaluronic acid has the ability to hold up 1000 times its weight in water making it one of the most effective moisturizers discovered by medical science.

IMMORTELLE FLOWERS BENEFITS TO THE SKIN:

  • Smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Immortelle essential oil evens out skin tone.
  • It restores sun-damaged skin and helps block UV rays.
  • Diminishing under-eye bags.
  • It also clears up scars and spots

To summarize skincare in the morning in the first five days:

  1. Cleanse
  2. Vitamin C Serum
  3. Your favorite serum
  4. Moisturizer like the Collagen Repair Cream
  5. SPF

Skincare in the evening during the first 5 days my protocol (you can adjust to your preferences) goes like this:

  1. Cleanse
  2. Vitamin C Serum 
  3. Hyaluronic Acid Serum
  4. Serum of your choice
  5. Moisturizer like the Retinol Cream

The first 5 days are about feeding the skin and replenishing it, helping it to heal. You very well may have flaking and dryness along the way – that’s perfectly normal. Toward day five you may use a gentle enzyme peel to clear flakes. Gentle is the keyword here. For best results is it best to not mix I’m Fabulous Cosmetics organic plants-based products with other non-organic brands.

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Are you in the habit of using electronics in bed? Despite the evidence showing that blue light is bad for sleep, many of us have trouble giving up our bedtime entertainment. While it takes some adjustment, swapping late-night scrolling for a soothing bedtime read is worth the effort. When you sleep better, you do more than feel better — you also look better! Getting enough sleep leads to a brighter complexion, clearer skin, and fewer wrinkles, among other beauty benefits.

Before you completely banish your phone from the bedroom in the name of beauty, let I’m Fabulous Cosmetics show you the ways your smartphone could improve your sleep. From storytime apps to sleep trackers, these four apps are great for your beauty rest.

4 Smartphone Apps to Help You Sleep

Headspace

When racing thoughts keep you up, you need something relaxing to focus on. That’s where Headspace’s app comes in. With guided bedtime meditations, soothing storytelling, and sleep music, Headspace can keep your mind off of your to-do list while drifting off to sleep.

Relax Melodies

The Relax Melodies app is similar to Headspace, with meditations, stories, and sounds designed for sleep. However, Relax Melodies has even more features, including the ability to mix your own soundscapes and timers so you can play soothing sounds for a few minutes or keep them going all night for white noise.

SnoreLab

Do you spend a solid eight hours in bed but still wake up feeling groggy? It could be a sign of a sleep disorder called sleep apnea, and snoring is one of the biggest signs. The SnoreLab app records and analyzes your nightly snoring to calculate your Snore Score. While your Snore Score alone can’t tell you if you have sleep apnea, it helps you identify patterns and listen for telltale signs of sleep apnea like gasping or choking sounds.

If you snore only during certain times of the year, it may be helpful to reduce your exposure to pollen, especially while you sleep. Shower before bed, change sheets frequently, add an air purifier, and give your soft furnishings a deep cleaning. Just search Angi for upholstery cleaning specials and you’ll be one step closer to a good night’s rest.

Sleep Time

Sleep apnea isn’t the only disorder that can disrupt your sleep. Sleep movement disorders like restless legs syndrome are also common culprits behind poor sleep. The Sleep Time app lets you track your nighttime movements by placing your phone in bed to generate a nightly sleep analysis. The app also uses movement to determine the lightest phases of your sleep and wake you up at a time you’re most likely to feel well-rested.

These apps are great tools for a better night’s rest, but before downloading anything, make sure your phone can handle running multiple sleep apps through the night. If yours lacks performance for the apps you want, consider an upgrade so you’re not worried about your phone crashing halfway through a bedtime meditation. A set of Bluetooth speakers will allow you to play restful music as you drift off to sleep.

Still Can’t Sleep? Try This

While a lot of sleep problems come down to bad habits, sometimes the solution is far more simple: a new bed. Most people don’t give much thought to their mattress, but mattresses do wear out. If yours isn’t as comfy as it used to be, it’s probably time to replace it. Consider how your body has changed since your last mattress purchase; if you’ve gained weight, developed chronic pain, or changed your sleep style, you may need a mattress that’s softer or firmer than your old one. If you’re not sure, look for a mattress manufacturer that offers three different firmness profiles: plush soft, luxury firm, and firm. That way, you can choose what feels best for your body.

Your phone is a portal to endless beauty tips and makeup tutorials, but at the end of the day, it could be what’s keeping you from your beauty rest. Instead of making your phone an enemy, turn it into an ally. With a comfortable bed, a dark room, and soothing bedtime sounds, you’ll have no trouble getting the rest you need to wake up feeling youthful and energized.

I’m Fabulous Cosmetics is for all skin types, tackles these damaging factors head-on using cutting edge biotechnology; all-natural ingredients; no animal testing; no parabens, sulfates, dyes or perfumes; and BPA-free packaging. Visit our shop or contact us today!

Atopic dermatitis, also commonly called eczema, can affect the skin in various places, including the neck, hands, face, and eyelids. Atopic dermatitis can be sensitive to particular chemicals, including cosmetics, since it damages the skin barrier, causing cracks or gaps in the outer layers of the skin. Makeup and other moisturizers can irritate the delicate skin of the face, resulting in burning, stinging, and aggravating the symptoms.

How to choose the right Makeup for Eczema?

If you have atopic dermatitis and use cosmetics, even if only sometimes and not regularly, you do not have to give up wearing Makeup!  We’ve got some pointers for picking the appropriate cosmetics, putting them together, and looking for specific components and products that are good for the skin and those to avoid.

What ingredients should you avoid for Eczema prone-skin?

Avoiding products with additional scents and preservatives when choosing Makeup for your skin is a smart idea. Butylparaben and methylparaben are two preservatives that might cause extra skin redness and irritation. A smart option is to look for items that contain oil, such as neem oil, which is a natural preservative.

If the product has salicylic or glycolic acid, these compounds can dry out the skin, and dry skin is frequently a cause for an atopic dermatitis flare. Products marketed as hypoallergenic or ideal for sensitive skin might also be beneficial to use because they contain fewer ingredients. Testing Makeup on a tiny patch of skin before applying it to the face is a smart approach to determine whether the product is irritating to the skin.

How to Apply Makeup with Eczema?

1. Use Moisturizer as a Base Layer

Applying a foundation layer is a key step in makeup application. An excellent moisturizer base layer is essential for persons with atopic dermatitis. Reading the components of your moisturizer is just as important as reading the ingredients of any cosmetics you buy. Moisturizing characteristics are provided by products containing shea butter or ceramides.

SPF & Hyaluronic acid 

While salicylic and glycolic acids are known to dry up the skin, moisturizers containing hyaluronic acid keep moisture on the skin without being unpleasant. If you are prescribed a topical medicine for atopic dermatitis on your face, you should use it before applying Makeup. 

Another element you want in your base is an SPF, since no matter what season of the year it is; winter, spring, summer, or fall, you always want to be protected from the sun’s damaging rays.

2. Use Fingers to Apply Makeup

While brushes of all sizes and shapes are available alongside cosmetic goods, it turns out that when it comes to applying Makeup when you have atopic dermatitis, your fingers are your best friend. Using clean fingertips rather than brushes to apply cosmetics may make a big impact. 

Even if you clean your brushes regularly, they might harbor hidden microorganisms. Dabbing Makeup on rather than spreading or smearing it on is also a smart approach to avoid irritating the skin further. Irritated skin will undoubtedly flare up if you distribute Makeup and bacteria on it, so wash your hands carefully and apply Makeup with your fingers to freshly cleansed and moisturized skin.

3. Use Color Correcting Concealers

You may remember from your school days when you learned about the color wheel that green is right opposite red on the color wheel, which implies they are complimentary colors. Because complementary colors cancel each other out, green will be able to assist cover red in cosmetics! 

When there is a flare-up, dry, red patches are frequent symptoms. A green color-correcting concealer may be a terrific addition to your makeup bag for occasions when you need to cover up those blotches. Color correcting concealers exist in various hues and are often designed to address specific complexion issues, so always check the labels for ingredients and patch test before using.

4. Use Cream-Based Products

Avoid powdered products and instead, go for cream-based products. The powder will simply irritate your skin and make it more prone to eczema flare-ups. Choose cream foundations over powder or liquid foundations since they are gradually dry and set into the skin. Instead of powder highlighter and bronzer, consider a cream-based stick highlighter and bronzer. Cream formulations are balmy and do not irritate the skin.

5. Always Remove Your Makeup Properly

It’s critical to remove your Makeup at the end of the day to avoid aggravating existing issues. Makeup removers may be problematic since some include substances that dry up the skin more, so selecting a mild makeup remover that won’t affect the skin’s pH balance or lipids is essential.

If you’re going to use a face cleanser, be sure it’s fragrance-free, preservative-free, soap-free, and formaldehyde-free. It’s also advisable to avoid products that include surfactants, which help bind oil and grime but can rob the skin of its natural lipids, which help keep moisture in.

I love retinol, I truly do, it’s the creme de la creme of anti-aging ingredients on the market today thanks to its ability to increase cell turnover. Cell turnover is the process in which dead skin cells are shed to make way for new skin growth and the result is smoother skin with a more even tone and fewer fine lines and wrinkles. Cell turnover also helps to stimulate collagen production, a structural protein essential for youthful, plump skin. 

Retinol can be very irritating for some people, especially for dry and sensitive skin types. Bakuchiol is a nice way to get the benefits without skin irritation.

What is Bakuchiol?

The bakuchiol is a 100% plant-based ingredient that comes from the seeds and leaves of a plant native to Eastern Asia and has long been used in Ayurveda.

Is Bakuchiol as strong as retinol?

A comparison of retinol and bakuchiol published in the British Journal of Dermatology reveals that bakuchiol provides the same skin-rejuvenating promises as retinoids, but without the potentially pesky side-effects. 

 

Is Bakuchiol safer than retinol?

Unlike retinol, bakuchiol has no harsh side effects on the skin and is a much more gentle alternative.

Studies have also shown bakuchiol’s abilities to reduce acne by fighting inflammation, hyperpigmentation, and roughness. Anis, the founder and CEO of I’m Fabulous Cosmetics, rave about the Retinol cream, all plants based and organic. I have sensitive skin and only uses plant plants natural products on my skin. But I l only uses products loaded with high concentration of active raw anti-aging ingredients. I use the retinol cream on my skincare routine each time and my skin is just flawless.

Can you mix bakuchiol with vitamin C?

The magic of bakuchiol is that it is suitable for all skin types: dry, sensitive, oily and combination.

It can be used with vitamin C and acids in serum and creams; it doesn’t make your skin photo-sensitive either, so it’s safe to use in the morning too or evening.

The I’m Fabulous Cosmetics Retinol cream, Plants-based, organic, vegan and cruelty-free is made to order in small batch, to be shipped to the client fresh and super potent! Well-versed in reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots & blotchy skin discoloration and age spots. Using extracts retinol from rosehips, which are rich in vitamin A. Achieving the skincare benefits of retinol by using plants with high retinol content in our formulas.

Reduce wrinkles, blemishes, age spots and blotches this cream contains a high concentration of retinol. This cream is very nutritious and fabulous. You will want more and more. Make your skin so silky.

Plant regeneration at the cellular and tissue level is a unique process. Similar to animals, the stem cells in plants have properties that help stimulate and regenerate plants after injury. The unique properties of plant stem cells have been a recent area of interest and focus both in developing new cosmetics and studying how these extracts/phytohormones will influence animal skin.

This special report focuses on the current evidence-based trends in plant stem cell-based cosmetics and sheds light on the challenges that we need to overcome in order to see meaningful changes in human skin using topical cosmetics derived from plant stem cells.

In plants, these cells live in the meristems of plants,”says Dr. Loral, MD. “They help and regenerate live plants after they have an injury.”

The same comes in how the cells act, though. “Stem cells have the ability to self renew and self repair, just like human stem cells,”. “The difference is that the plant ones actually have stronger antioxidant properties than human cells because plants are stationary. They have to protect themselves from the insults of weather.”

Skin care benefits

When use in skin-care products, the stem cells are not live, but you get the same benefits of antioxidants, amino acid content, and ability to boost collagen synthesis from these stem cell extracts.

One exciting area of research for stem cells is in treating skin problems, such as wrinkles, visible capillaries and sun damage. In the basal layer of the epidermis (the deepest layer of the outer surface of the skin), stem cells divide and replace lost or dying cells.

They also repair the skin when it suffers injury. The epidermis is in a constant state of renewal—sloughing cells every single day—so it requires non-stop cell replacement. Therefore it’s essential that we optimize epidermal stem cell population throughout our lives, even as we age.

As our skin faces its daily assaults—environmental toxins, excess sun exposure, improper nutrition—we run the risk of overwhelming the epidermal stem cells. When this happens, stem cells might not be able to keep up with the demand of cellular turnover, resulting in an excess of damaged cells and, eventually, aged and damaged skin.

Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum) is an herbaceous plant that grows on mountain ranges from the Pyrenees and Alps to the Himalayas. Over time it has developed many natural defenses in order to survive the extreme climates in which it grows. It has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

In a recent study, 30 participants applied a cream containing Edelweiss stem cells to their faces twice daily for 40 days.

The cream was found to reduce wrinkle depth of the eye contour area by 15 percent after only 20 days. Edelweiss stem cells also seem to be helpful in preventing collagen loss, firming and restructuring the skin, and preventing aging and sun damage.

I’m Fabulous Cosmetics, organic plant based skin care brand, created a few products with plant stem cells.

Plant Stem Cells Boost collagen production and regenerate the skin to delay signs of aging!

What is Jeuveau?

Jeuveau is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used in adults for a short period of time (temporary) to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines). Jeuveau stops your nerves from telling your facial muscles to flex, temporarily smoothing moderate to severe lines between the brows. However, Jeuveau can cause serious side effects, including allergic reactions, heart or eye problems.

How does Jeuveau work?

When injected, Jeuveau temporarily prevents your nerves from telling your facial muscles to flex. The result? In clinical trials, Jeuveau was shown to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines.

Most people still automatically turn to this compound when they want to smooth away crow’s feet and frown lines, but today, their options are more varied. Similar injectables, like Dysport, Xeomin, and now Jeuveau, allow patients to experiment with multiple neuromodulators. Though all of these products share the same basic mechanism of action, they have some important differences. Knowing the pros and cons of each product can help you achieve the results you want while working within your budget. 

Jeuveau and BOTOX are made by different manufacturers and produced in different countries. BOTOX is made by Allergan and manufactured in Ireland, whereas Jeuveau is made by Evolus and produced in South Korea. Jeuveau also uses a slightly different form of botulinum toxin than BOTOX: BOTOX contains onabotulinumtoxinA and Jeuveau contains prabotulinumtoxinA. According to clinical trials, both compounds share a similar safety profile and are equally effective for treating dynamic wrinkles. 

Botox is one of the most popular injectable cosmetic treatments on the market. That’s not surprising as it’s been approved by the FDA for cosmetic use since 2002. In 2019, however, a new botulinum toxin for cosmetic use came to life. It’s called Jeuveau (a name with a lot of vowels!) and offers many of the same benefits as Botox. Some people even refer to it as “Newtox.” So, is Jeuveau better than Botox?

How Botox and Jeuveau Work

You won’t notice a major difference between a Botox and Jeuveau treatment. During treatment, one of our expert providers will gently inject the neurotoxin formula into certain facial muscles. The neurotoxin will stop the nerve impulses that cause wrinkles and an aged appearance. 

Both Botox and Jeuveau are great options if your primary concern is dynamic wrinkles. These are wrinkles like crow’s feet and frown lines that deepen whenever you express yourself. One of the greatest advantages of these treatments is their rapid onset (within a few days). 

Also, several studies have shown that Jeuveau may give longer-lasting results than Botox. Most patients enjoy beautiful results for three to four months. Duration of effect can vary from patient to patient, however, and for some people, Botox lasts longer. 

The company behind Jeuveau® is Evolus. They were convinced that they wanted to enter the medical aesthetics industry. 

The largest category in this sector is neurotoxins. Wrinkle reduction is the most popular procedure and Allergan has been dominating the market. 

It owns 70% of the market share while Dysport has captured 20% and Xeomin only has 10%. 

Neurotoxins generate a $1.2 billion revenue on the U.S. alone. With another player in the field, the sales for these companies will drop and there will be a tough competition for the customers.

Understanding Pricing

All of the injectable muscle relaxants like Botox® arrive from the manufacturer as a freeze-dried powder in sterile vials. In order to be able to inject them, they have to be mixed with a liquid. Depending on the intended use, specific amounts of saline solution are added to each vial to produce the desired concentration.

The number of units delivered with each injection determines the degree and duration of results. For example, with Botox® Cosmetic, it takes about 20 units to relax the average woman’s frown muscles adequately for a full three months but using 40 units can produce up to six months of relaxation. 

There’s a lot of variation in how many units of neuromodulator each person needs depending on the size and distribution of their muscles. In general, most women will need about 60 to 70 units of Botox to relax the three most commonly treated areas ( foreheads, frown lines, and crow’s feet). Men usually need up 25-50% more units than women for each area because of the larger size & strength of their corresponding facial muscles.

The number of units used with Botox and Jeuveau are essentially the same but Dysport requires about 2.5 units for every unit of Botox or Jeuveau. The price per treatment is usually the same regardless of the medication chosen.

What Are Copper Peptides?

Copper peptides are naturally occurring complexes that have been used for a variety of purposes in skin and hair care products since the 1990s. The complexes are a combination of the element copper and three amino acids. In the human body, copper peptides are found in trace amounts in blood plasma, saliva and urine. When used in skin care products, copper peptides can be made in a laboratory setting by combining a solution that contains copper with a substance that is similar to a protein powder.

Why Copper Peptides Are Blue?

The natural role of these peptides as found in human plasma includes supporting a wide range of skin health functions like maintaining normal immune function, collagen synthesis, fibroblast production and anti-inflammatory responses. The inclusion of Copper Peptides offers a natural blue tint to the formula.

Benefits of Copper Peptides for Skin

Copper peptides work as antioxidants and are also thought to stimulate collagen and elastin production, which can help soften the appearance of fine lines.” Keep in mind that the key phrase here is that copper peptides are thought to boast these benefits.

Another benefit is that it can help with acne by normalizing the bacterial concentration on the skin.

Formally called polypeptides, they may specifically stimulate more collagen production in your skin, which may address concerns like:

The connective tissue growth caused by copper peptides may also benefit your hair by reducing breakage and promoting overall growth.

There are also a few studies that say copper peptides do this so well, they produce more collagen than vitamins A (retinoids) and C, two of the most powerful anti-aging superheroes ever.

Can Copper Peptides Help Hair Grow?

Yes! Copper peptides will possibly stimulate hair follicles, so they receive adequate oxygen and nutrients to produce new hair growth. Copper is one of the micronutrients needed to produce melanin. This is a compound that’s responsible for the color of your hair, as well as your eye and skin color.

In addition to promoting new hair growth, copper peptides may potentially thicken existing strands. It’s thought that enlarged hair follicles may produce this effect. However, more human studies are needed to determine whether copper peptides can actually provide such benefits.

There is different skin care brands with copper peptide but so far for 2021 the most concentrate products found is the I’m Fabulous Cosmetics High tech copper peptides serum with a concentration of 10% copper peptides. An amazing super potent serum that is ship fresh from their lab and you will mix together when you receive it and keep it refrigerated.

You need to adjust your skincare routine to accommodate seasonal changes. What works for your skin in the winter, won’t quite meet your skin’s needs in the summer.

Sun protection remains a constant. Especially in the summer, when the days are longer and the sun’s UV rays are intense, you want to keep your skin hydrated, bright, and protected.

You should include these skincare basics in your routine: cleanser, toner, serum, moisturizer, and sunscreenEvery day if you will be outside. The sun emits harmful UV rays year-round. Even on cloudy days, up to 80 percent of the sun’s harmful UV rays can penetrate your skin. Your goal is to nourish the skin and protect it from UV rays, without clogging the pores and exacerbating its naturally oily film.

1. Cleanser Tips for Summer Skincare

For most people, summer probably means lots of sweating. And lots of sweating means an increased chance of clogged pores. When the skin is moist from sweat, it’s a magnet for dirt and debris. As dirt, pollutants and random particles stick to your face, they can clog your pores, which creates acne breakouts.

Cleanser Tip: Using a gentle cleanser is key in the summer.

Harsh cleansers that strip the skin barrier should be avoided entirely. Don’t deprive your skin of its natural defense mechanism. Your gentle cleanser should be kind to your skin, but proactive in cleansing the impurities from your skin.

Maintaining the skin’s natural barrier during the heat of the summer is essential for protecting the skin from the sun’s long-lasting UV rays. You want to choose a cleanser that goes below the surface of the skin to remove dirt, debris and residual sunscreen from the pores, without stripping the skin of its natural oils, are prime. 

The heat and humidity trigger sebum production in the skin, which means increased oil production. Increased oil production means increased risk of clogged pores, and we all know what clogged pores lead to… unsightly acne breakouts. 

When it comes to exfoliation, we’ll recommend chemical exfoliants over physical exfoliants in any season. Chemical exfoliants, like BHAs (salicylic acid) and AHAs (glycolic acid), exfoliate the skin on a cellular level. These exfoliants work by breaking down the sugars in the skin to loosen the dead skin cells on the surface. This forces the dead skin cells to shed and new skin cells to generate. 

Use exfoliants only at night, a few nights a week (give or take a night depending on your skin’s sensitivity) and plan to use them a few days before you’ll be in the sun for an extended period of time. Don’t exfoliate the night before you head to the beach.

2. Toner Tips for Summer Skincare

Yes, toner is a must! The right toner will work alongside your skin’s natural composition to balance your skin’s pH levels. Skin pH levels have everything to do with oily skin, dry skin, and every skin type in between. 

The pH scale ranges from 1 to 14, with 7 considered “neutral.” The lower numbers are acidic, while the upper levels are considered alkaline, or nonacidic.

You might be surprised to learn that a healthy skin pH is more on the acidic side. With more acidity, your skin can combat harmful microbes and damaging free radicals that might increase the aging process.

Stay away from toners with alcohol! It’s a common belief that toners with alcohol are an essential step to killing acne-causing bacteria, but it’s also a double-edged sword. Though alcohol does fight bacteria, it also strips the skin of moisture. Alcohol also strips the skin of its natural, protective oils. Just like over-exfoliating, toning the skin with alcohol can make your skin more susceptible to sun damage. Toners are critical after the double cleanse because they remove any impurities your cleansers didn’t catch.

If skin is not at a balanced pH level, it becomes prone to the cycle of excessive dryness followed by too much oil production, and even environmental damage.

Toners facilitate active ingredient penetration from your other skin care products. Think of it as a booster for your vitamin C, retinol, or expensive anti-aging creams.

Aloe vera is natural, antibacterial, and antimicrobial. Using a toner with aloe vera is basically a double-cleanse for your face. Especially in the summer, antibacterial properties in your skincare ingredients are essential for maintaining a fresh, gunk-free complexion. Aloe is also anti-inflammatory, so it can effectively dull any sun-induced redness or irritation on your face. 

I’m Fabulous cosmetics toners have aloe vera as a main ingredient instead or water, zero alcohol and loaded with active raw plant-based ingredients.

Tea tree oil, like our other two toner ingredient must-haves, is a natural ingredient with powerful skincare benefits. This agent is antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory, and has tons of different uses for the body. Tea tree oil is used to clean wounds, to treat psoriasis and eczema, to treat oily skin, itchy skin, dry skin—the list goes on. Toners with tea tree oil will penetrate deep into the pores to kill bacteria at the source.

3. Serum Tips for Summer Skincare

Serums with antioxidants are one of the best ways to nourish and revitalize the skin year-round. Serums are potent, brightening, hydrating, and refreshing. Providing your skin with antioxidants is like giving your skin the gift of vitality. Serums are great!

All forms of sun damage and over exposure to the sun (like hyperpigmentation, dark circles, dull skin, dark spots, wrinkles, and enlarged pores) can be treated with a vitamin C serum. That’s because vitamin C is a miraculous antioxidant. Antioxidants transform the skin on a cellular level, by neutralizing free radicals

Vitamin C should be at the top of your summer skincare list—right beside sunscreen.

4. Moisturizer and Sunscreen Tips for Summer Skincare

Thick moisturizers can leave your skin feeling oily, sticky, and acne-inflamed when the humidity and heat are high in the summer. Choosing moisturizers with hyaluronic acid and peptides, specifically, can hydrate your skin throughout the summer without leaving a film of un-absorbed product on your face. Hyaluronic acid increases the skin’s resilience, increases collagen production, and increases the rate of cellular turnover. Peptides fight fine lines and wrinkles.

Whether you have sensitive skin, oily skin, or combination skin, your skincare routine needs some modifications throughout the seasons if you want your best skin to come.

Sunscreen use can help prevent skin cancer by protecting you from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. Anyone can get skin cancer, regardless of age, gender or race. In fact, it is estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.


The American Academy of Dermatology recommends everyone use sunscreen that offers the following:

  • Broad-spectrum protection (protects against UVA and UVB rays)
  • SPF 30 or higher
  • Water resistance