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Hormonal influences are the main cause of a particular kind of hyperpigmentation known as melasma or chloasma. It’s particularly common among women and is thought to occur when the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone stimulate the overproduction of melanin when the skin is exposed to the sun.

Melasma occurs as a brown to brown-gray patches typically on the face but may also occur on the forearms and chest. The distribution is often symmetric and occurs primarily in pubertal girls and women although adolescent boys may also be affected. While melasma is usually idiopathic, it can be associated with pregnancy or the ingestion of oral contraceptives. Lesions tend to increase in size and degree of hyperpigmentation after sun exposure.

Pigmentation often wanes after pregnancy or discontinuation of oral contraceptives. However, treatment with potent topical sunscreens, bleaching agents (hydroquinone) or pigmented-lesion lasers may be helpful.

Melasma or chloasma spots are similar in appearance to age spots but are larger areas of darkened skin that appear most often as a result of hormonal changes. Pregnancy, for example, can trigger overproduction of melanin that causes the “mask of pregnancy” on the face and darkened skin on the abdomen and other areas. Women who take birth control pills may also develop hyperpigmentation because their bodies undergo similar kind of hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy. If one is really bothered by the pigment, the birth control pills should be stopped.

Changes in skin color can result from outside causes. For example, skin diseases such as acne may leave dark spots after the condition clears. Other causes of dark spots are injuries to the skin, including some surgeries. Freckles are small brown spots that can appear anywhere on the body, but are most common on the face and arms. Freckles are an inherited characteristic.

Sunspots are temporary phenomena on the Sun‘s photosphere that appear as spots darker than the surrounding areas. They are regions of reduced surface temperature caused by concentrations of magnetic field flux that inhibit convection.

White spots on skin tend to show up on the sun-exposed areas of the arms and legs. They differ from brown spots not only in color, but also in why they form. Brown spots are due to excess pigmentation, but white spots occur when skin’spigment is destroyed from years of sun exposure.

Freckles, age spots, and other darkened skin patches can become darker or more pronounced when the skin is exposed to the sun. This happens because melanin absorbs the energy of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays in order to protect the skin from overexposure. The usual result of this process is skin tanning, which tends to darken areas that are already hyperpigmented. Wearing a sunscreen is a must. The sunscreen must be “broad spectrum” (i.e. it blocks both UVA and UVB). A single day of excess sun can undo months of treatment.

Pigmentation means coloring. Skin pigmentation disorders affect the color of your skin. Your skin gets its color from a pigment called melanin. Special cells in the skin make melanin. When these cells become damaged or unhealthy, it affects melanin production. Some pigmentation disorders affect just patches of skin. Others affect your entire body.

If your body makes too much melanin, your skin gets darker. Pregnancy, Addison’s disease, and sun exposure all can make your skin darker. If your body makes too little melanin, your skin gets lighter. Vitiligo is a condition that causes patches of light skin. Albinism is a genetic condition affecting a person’s skin. A person with albinism may have no color, lighter than normal skin color, or patchy missing skin color. Infections, blisters, and burns can also cause lighter skin.

Treatments are commonly used to minimize acne scars and hyperpigmentation, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and correct sun damage issues such as age spots. Foremost, what differentiates skin peels and laser treatments is the procedure itself. … There are two types of lasers: ablative and non-ablative.

It is better to stay away from Hydroquinone and use plant-based skincare instead. The Super white bio serum a plant-based serum is a great alternative to hydroquinone. This organic serum can be used morning and night. The Gorgeous peel, a skin peel with TCA (a relative of vinegar (acetic acid.) When TCA is applied to the skin, it causes the top layers of cells to dry up and peel off over a period of several days to one week.) and multi-acid great to even out the complexion and keep the skin without dead skin cells so that when you apply the lightening serum, it will penetrate the skin better and deeper.

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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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.

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

What is the Glow Derma Foundation?

The Glow Derma Foundation is a cosmetic procedure that originally came from France, is a treatment where a skin needle with organic, vegan pigments are implanted into the stratum corneum is the outer layer of the skin (epidermis), to give your face a dewy glow similar to applying a foundation. The Glow Derma Foundation is organic and vegan and only includes a few ingredients. It is applied with the Glow Derma pen and tiny needles 0.25 mm in the stratum corneum is the outer layer of the skin (epidermis). so it is NOT semi-permanent makeup.

The Glow Derma Foundation™ smooth wrinkles, moisturize and lift the skin, improve complexion, lighten pigment spots, and brighten the skin. The serums contain only organic and natural, safe ingredients that contribute to the regeneration of cells.

Recommended for people seeking the reduction of freckles and skin discoloration caused by acne and aging. These pigments offer full coverage, ideal for covering hyperpigmentation, melasma, sunspots and evening out skin tone. The Glow Derma Foundation pigments are also a pump system, eliminating product waste and the worry of pigment oxidation! This is only going into the epidermis of the skin and will go away when the skin exfoliate.

This liquid semi-permanent foundation is to be used with the Glow Derma Pen and NANO needle cartridges.

3 colors available: Light, Medium, Dark/Tan

  • WRINKLES – Plumps the skin, Gets rid of wrinkles
  • FREE RADICALS – Neutralizes free radicals
  • UV PROTECTION – Reduces melanin content in the skin
  • DISCOLORATION – Reduces skin discoloration
  • HYDRATION – Provides instant hydration to the skin
  • FRECKLES – Gradual lightening effect on the skin
  • PORES – Reduces the appearance of pores
  • COMPLEXION – Restores even skin tone and radiant complexion

To maximize the effectiveness of the Glow Derma Foundation, it’s recommended that you start with a series of 2-3 treatments, once every 3 weeks. After the initial series, the results of your Glow Derma Foundation treatment can last up to 2 months or longer. With proper maintenance, the effect can last even longer. The Glow Derma Foundation is applied in the derma layer and will exfoliate with your dead skin every 30 days.

Does the Glow Derma Foundation treatment hurt?

No, there is really no discomfort involved so the numbing cream is not required for this treatment. There is virtually no downtime wіth the Glow Derma Foundation trеаtmеnt. Depending on skin sensitivity level mild redness may occur; however, it usually subsides quickly.

After Care

There’s little to no downtime after treatment. However, clients should avoid hot baths, saunas, and any strenuous exercise. Sun exposure should be avoided for the first couple of days after treatment. Don’t use harsh soaps or scrubs or apply makeup within 24 hours.

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Dark circles under the lower eyelids are common in men and women. Often accompanied by bags, dark circles can make you appear older than you are. To make matters worse, they can be difficult to get rid of.

Though they can affect anyone, dark circles are most common in people who:

While fatigue may seem like the most logical explanation for this condition, there are a number of factors that can contribute to dark circles under the eyes. In most cases, they are no cause for concern and do not require medical attention. Read on to learn more.

The same way to how it lightens dark undereye circlesniacinamide can lighten forms of hyperpigmentation by interfering with the process through which freshly made pigment travels to the surface of the skin.

You can use niacinamide-containing products around your eyes. There’s no reason to wait to add niacinamide to your skincare routine. This wonderfully versatile B vitamin brings many topical benefits to improve skin’s appearance, so it appears more even, brighter, and younger.

In the clinical studies, niacinamide significantly decreased hyperpigmentation and increased skin lightness compared with vehicle alone after 4 weeks of use. Conclusions: The data suggest niacinamide is an effective skin lightening compound that works by inhibiting melanosome transfer from melanocytes to keratinocytes.

Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3 and is really beneficial for mature skin. The serum helps calm down inflammation, which we know contributes to aging. The serum helps protect against sun damage, treats hyperpigmentation, and fine lines, and wrinkles.

Niacinamide helps build keratin and helps keep your skin firm and healthy. Niacinamide can help your skin grow a ceramide, which can, in turn, helps retain moisture. This is beneficial for all skin types, especially people with eczema.

There is a lot of Niacinamide products on the market now, so make sure to use an organic Niacinamide serum or cream that is plant-based and organic.

There is also other wonderful plant-based skincare products or eye dark circle. Like the I’m Fabulous Eye bright intensive serum, is loaded with plant stem cells, botanically derived Hyaluronic Acid Spheres to fiber, collagen boosting and ultra skin firming and wrinkle repairing ingredient and fiber and cellular rebuilding Amino Acids.

I love using my organic niacinamide serum on my face and under eye twice a week explain Anis, the I’m Fabulous Cosmetics founder.

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The difference of the regular, high-molecular hyaluronic acid (HA) and low-molecular-weight HA is that the low-molecular weight HA has been split into smaller fragments. Thereby, these smaller fragments can no longer form a gel with water like the large molecules, but they can penetrate the skin much easier and have actually a better anti-irritant and regenerating effect once absorbed by skin.

Low molecular weight hyaluronic acid makes it possible to enter the skin. It consists of molecules of 50 kD and smaller and ensures that water is stored in the connective tissue of the skin. The additional moisture not only makes the skin more firm and firmer, but also visibly reduces wrinkles.

Hyaluronic Acid is a sugar molecule also known as a glycosaminoglycan found in the dermis. It’s a major structural component of our skin. This jelly-like lubricant cushions our joints and plays a pivotal role in repair after an injury has occurred in the body. I’m pretty sure you’ve already heard that HA can hold up to hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water – and is responsible for giving skin its plumpness and volume.

As we age, this sugar molecule gets depleted, like collagen and elastin, so our skin needs extra support to retain moisture and stay supple. This is where hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers such as Restylane® and Juvéderm® come in, or topical forms of HA you most commonly see as serums. But not all HA’s are created equal – they vary by molecular weight, origin, and how they were manufactured – all of which impacts performance in the skin.

Skin aging and hyaluronic acid

Over time and due to things like sun exposure and gravity, your skin gradually goes through an aging process; the skin, soft tissue and skeletal support in the face changes, first resulting in wrinkles. Over time, aging skin causes things like flattening of the epidermal-dermal interphase, a deterioration of the dermis, loss of elasticity, less blood flow from a loss of blood vessels, poorer collagen content, poorer hydration and melanocyte activity, and so on. Visually, on top of wrinkles, this can be seen as skin thinning, hyperpigmentation, and sagging.

One of the reasons youthful skin seems so hydrated is because it contains lots of hyaluronic acid in the dermis. As we age, this content decreases and by the time of adulthood, the content is as low as 5% of this baseline.To add to all of this, as we lose the hyaluronic acid in our skin, this also affects tissue volume and elasticity, also linked with hydration. It’s no wonder why hyaluronic acid is so popular as a dermal filler and in ‘anti-aging’ cosmetic products. Applied topically, hyaluronic acid has been shown to act as a potent humectant, can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and helps to provide smoothness and softening to the skin.

hyaluronic acid plays an important role in wound healing and scar formation. In its natural form, hyaluronic acid exists at a very high molecular weight. Upon environmental changes, for example pH changes in response to something like injury, enzymes are stimulated to start to break down hyaluronic acid to lower molecular weight fragments. Different weights of hyaluronic acid have been shown to influence macrophages of the immune system, important actors in wound healing, in different ways. As hyaluronic acid is broken down to lower molecular weight molecules, they seem to stimulate macrophages to have a pro-inflammatory response, one of the first steps to wound healing.

In contrast, high molecular weight hyaluronic acid is demonstrated to stimulate an anti-inflammatory response from macrophages. Although these are two extreme affects, macrophages are multifaceted and often exist within a spectrum of these extremes. As a result of these interactions, low molecular weight hyaluronic acid has been found to contribute to scar formation, which was minimized when higher molecular weight hyaluronic acid was found in the wounded area. All this suggests that the different weights of hyaluronic acid play an important role together in wound healing.

The lower-molecular-weight HA raw material is always priced more expensively, and certain brands will use this as a key claim to position [themselves] in the prestige category. While HA is great at drawing moisture into skin, it needs some help keeping it there. Typically, products containing HA are formulated with occlusive or emollient ingredients that will help lock it in.

I’m Fabulous Cosmetics Hyaluronic acid is plant-based, organic loaded with low molecular hyaluronic acid and Helichrysum which is a scarce and precious plant oil to help lock it in!

Protective effect of helichrysum on skin:

  • strong impact against free radicals
  • significantly stimulates collagen production
  • stimulates tissue changes
  • improves microcirculation and skin detoxification
  • antiseptic that purifies the skin.

If you want to get rid of an old scar, you need to understand what a scar is and what type you’re trying to get rid of.

A scar forms as part of the natural healing process following an injury. When the dermis — the second layer of skin — is damaged, your body forms collagen fibers to repair the damage, and that results in a scar.

There are different types of scars, each with defining characteristics.

Atrophic scars

Atrophic scars are characterized by the loss of tissue. They appear depressed, serrated, or flat against the upper layer of the skin. Often atrophic scars have darker skin pigmentation than other area of your skin. Examples of atrophic scars include acne scars and chickenpox scars.

Hypertrophic scars

Hypertrophic scars are characterized by excess tissue that forms over the skin as it heals. Unlike a keloid scar, it does not grow outside the injured area. Hypertrophic scars are commonly darker than other skin in the area.

Keloid Scars

Keloid scars are the result of aggressive healing and an overproduction of tissue. They are characterized by a raised, thick, puffy appearance. They are typically darker than the surrounding skin. Unlike a hypertrophic scar, keloid scars can grow beyond the injured area.

Contracture scars

Contracture scars result from large areas of skin being lost or damaged, typically from burns. They are characterized by tight, shiny skin that can restrict movement.

Acne breakouts can be frustrating, and they can also leave scars on the face and other areas of the body. Some people find that acne scars are an unwanted reminder of a painful and bothersome condition. However, acne scars do not have to be permanent, as some home remedies and medical treatments can help get rid of them.

Several medical treatments are available to help reduce acne scars. A dermatologist may recommend different procedures depending on a person’s skin type and the extent of the scarring.

  • Chemical peel
  • Laser Treatment
  • Microneedling
  • Microneedling + Glow Derma Foundation

Laser treatment can be very expensive and not always work, the downtime is also very long. The chemical peel can be great and with some downtime. Unless you choose a lighter at-home peel. The least expensive procedure with amazing results is the Microneedling + Glow Derma Foundation. This procedure can be done by a beauty professional or by yourself at home.

The Glow Derma Foundation™ smooth wrinkles, moisturize and lift the skin, improve complexion, lighten pigment spots, and brighten the skin. The serums contain only organic and natural, safe ingredients that contribute to the regeneration of cells.

A semi-permanent organic plant-based foundation that adds that perfect GLOW.  Recommended for people seeking the reduction of freckles and skin discoloration caused by acne and aging. These pigments offer full coverage, ideal for covering hyperpigmentation, melasma, sunspots, and evening out skin tone. The Glow Derma Foundation™ pigments are also a pump system, eliminating product waste and the worry of pigment oxidation! This is only going into the epidermis of the skin and will go away when the skin exfoliate.

This liquid semi-permanent foundation is to be used with the Glow Derma Pen™ and NANO needle cartridges.

3 colors available: Light, Medium, Dark/Tan

  • WRINKLES – Plumps the skin, Gets rid of wrinkles
  • FREE RADICALS – Neutralizes free radicals
  • UV PROTECTION – Reduces melanin content in the skin
  • DISCOLORATION – Reduces skin discoloration
  • HYDRATION – Provides instant hydration to the skin
  • FRECKLES – Gradual lightening effect on the skin
  • PORES – Reduces the appearance of pores
  • COMPLEXION – Restores even skin tone and radiant complexion

You can purchase the complete Microneeding pen + Glow derma Foundation kit here.

What is Niacinamide?

Also known as vitamin B3 and nicotinamide, niacinamide is a water-soluble vitamin that works with the natural substances in your skin to help visibly minimize enlarged pores, tighten lax pores, improve uneven skin tone, soften fine lines and wrinkles, diminish dullness, and strengthen a weakened surface.

Niacinamide, also called nicotinamide, is a form of vitamin B-3, an essential nutrient. A B-3 deficiency can lead to disorders of the skin, kidneys, and brain. Taking niacinamide can help prevent B-3 deficiency.

What are the benefits of using niacinamide?

  • Immunity. Niacinamide helps build keratinTrusted Source, a type of protein that keeps your skin firm and healthy.
  • Lipid barrier. Niacinamide can help your skin grow a ceramide (lipid) barrierTrusted Source, which can, in turn, helps retain moisture. This is beneficial for all skin types, especially if you have eczema or mature skin.
  • Minimizes redness and blotchiness. Niacinamide reduces inflammationTrusted Source, which may help ease redness from eczemaacne, and other inflammatory skin conditions.
  • Minimizes pore appearance. Keeping skin smooth and moisturized Trusted Source may have a secondary benefit — a natural reduction in pore size over time.
  • Regulates oil. The benefits of moisture retention aren’t just for those with dry skin types. Niacinimide can also help regulate the amount of oil the sebaceous glands produce and prevent your glands from going into overdrive.
  • Protects against sun damage. Niacinamide can concurrently rebuild healthy skin cells while also protecting them from damage caused by ultraviolet rays.
  • Treats hyperpigmentationSome research has found 5 percent niacinamide concentrations can be helpful in lightening dark spots. Benefits were seen after four weeks, but not beyond two months. This benefit may be due to increased collagen production.
  • Minimizes fine lines and wrinklesResearch has also found that the same concentration was helpful in reducing some signs of sun damage that come with aging. This includes fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Protects against oxidative stress. Niacinamide helps build cells in the skin while also protecting them from environmental stresses, such as sunlight, pollution, and toxins.
  • Treats acne. Niacinamide may be helpful for severe acne, especially inflammatory forms like papules and pustules. Over time, you may see fewer lesions and improved skin texture.

How long does it take for niacinamide to work? 

You’ll notice some effects immediately although most of the studies on niacinamide showed results after 8-12 weeks. Look for products containing 5% niacinamide. That’s the percentage that’s been proven to visibly make a difference without causing any irritation.

Can Niacinamide be used on all skin types?

For sure. “Niacinamide is a brilliant all-rounder that the vast majority of people – of all ages and skin types – have no problem tolerating. I rarely see someone who doesn’t get on with it,” comments Dr Klaus.

Dry skins will benefit from its help with ceramide production and if you’re dehydrated, it’ll strengthen your barrier which in turn will minimize that all-important water loss. It’s safe to use when pregnant and breastfeeding, too. Make sure to choose a niacinamide product that is organic and free of nasty preservatives and silicone. Some serum are more concentrated then others the strongest found so far is the I’m Fabulous Cosmetics 20% Niacinamide organic serum.

Niacinamide is more frequently studied in combination with other topical medications—not on its own, which makes it difficult to know how effective it would be by itself. Based on the available evidence, well-studied options like prescription retinoids (and sunscreen!) or other antioxidants, like vitamin C, will probably do more for you than niacinamide if hyperpigmentation, fine lines, or wrinkles are your primary concerns. But if your skin is too sensitive to handle those other options, or you’re just looking for a gentler treatment for whatever reason, niacinamide might be a helpful alternative.

Can Niacinamide be used by men and women?

Absolutely, everyone. It is not too old, too young, too fancy, too feminine, too masculine, and certainly not too expensive. 

You can use niacinamide-containing products around your eyes, too. Some might find applying a moisturizer or eye cream with niacinamide helps improve the look of under eye circles, helps soften the appearance of crow’s feet, not to mention enables this delicate area to retain skin-smoothing moisture and resist loss of firmness.

For best results, use leave-on niacinamide products and apply them to cleansed skin twice daily. Those with stubborn concerns around advanced signs of sun damage, orange peel texture, lax pores, and oil-related bumps should consider trying an advanced strength 20% niacinamide serum for use once or twice daily.

A rosacea-proof skincare routine can help put the brakes on the flare-ups.

What is Rosacea

Rosacea (roe-ZAY-she-uh) is a common skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels in your face. It may also produce small, red, pus-filled bumps. These signs and symptoms may flare up for weeks to months and then go away for a while. Rosacea can be mistaken for acne, other skin problems or natural ruddiness.

Rosacea can affect anyone. But it’s most common in middle-aged women who have light skin. There’s no cure for rosacea, but treatment can control and reduce the signs and symptoms.

What causes Rosacea?

Causes

The cause of rosacea is unknown, but it could be due to a combination of hereditary and environmental factors. Rosacea is not caused by poor hygiene.

A number of factors can trigger flare-ups, including:

  • Hot drinks and spicy foods
  • Red wine and other alcoholic beverages
  • Temperature extremes
  • Sunlight or wind
  • Emotions
  • Exercise
  • Drugs that dilate blood vessels, including some blood pressure medications
  • Various cosmetic products

Avoid overly-drying cleansers

Harsh cleansers and scrubs will strip the skin of essential oils leading to dryness and inflammation.

The cleanser should be devoid of such rosacea irritants as alcohol, witch hazel, fragrance, menthol, and eucalyptus oil.

People with rosacea tend to have more sensitive skin, so it’s important to choose the right facial products. This gentle cleanser is a good choice because it does not contain soaps or fragrances and it actually can condition the skin as it cleanses.

The I’m Fabulous Cosmetics Luxe cleanser is a very gentle gel face wash, fabulous for sensitive skin. Loaded with marine ingredients is an extract obtained by biotechnology from a marine Biointec™ blue biotechnology microorganism. It acts on multiple stages of the pigmentation process to consistently reduce the deposition of melanin in the epidermis. As a consequence it brightens the skin complexion, especially hyperpigmented spots, greatly contributing to increase evenness.

Novel brightening active that evens out the skin tone for a fair and radiant complexion. Step by step to perfectly even skin tone.

It is best to use a gentle cleanser morning and night preferably organic and plant-based.

A good hydrating Vitamin C serum after cleansing your skin in the morning. To provide superior antioxidant protection with deep penetration and a serum that contains niacinamide which helps keep the skin barrier strong; acts as an antioxidant, and brightens skin.

I’m Fabulous Cosmetics Niacinamide organic serum concentrated 20% niacinamide serum dramatically improves uneven skin tone and refines the appearance of pore size, skin texture, and fine lines. This must-have everyday serum is a great moisturizer – Creates a tight barrier on the skin that prevents water loss. The result is a plumper, firmer skin. Pores appear tighter and smaller.