Skin care products are intended to achieve optimum skin health, extend the skin care treatment and enhance results. Effective, results-oriented skin care does not have to be overly complicated, time-consuming, or expensive. It is the philosophy at Plaza Skin Care, that skin care regimens should be focused, effective, and consist of three basic steps:
Scientific and medical literature supports the claim that the skin benefits from the use of peptides, hydroxy acids, and Vitamins A and C. These essential ingredients form the basis for Plaza Skin Care's "Essentials" brand of private label skin care products, and are formulated with extracts and ingredients that have demonstrated true efficacy. No artificial dyes, fragrances, comedogenic ingredients, harsh alcohols or other known sensitizers are used.
Every effort will be made to ensure your satisfaction. Due to personal preferences, I recognize that scent, texture, ingredients and packaging play an important part in your acceptance of a product. Therefore, you will find various formulations of active ingredients - choose from gels, serums, lotions and creams. Some products are available by special order.
Many "Essentials" brand products are available in sample sizes. If you would like to try any, feel free to call me and we can discuss your skin care needs in order to choose the most appropriate products.
AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser w/Jojoba Beads
A foaming cleanser with glycolic, lactic and salicylic acids. Natural jojoba beads help to gently exfoliate and prevent occlusion of pores, revealing fresher skin. Essential oil scented, all skin types. Available in 8-ounce soft-side bottle with pump.
Borage Leaf Foaming Cleanser
Experience light foaming and deep cleansing action with non-sensitizing surfactants. A blend of borage, chamomile, cucumber and aloe vera calm and soothe. Vitamin E and sodium PCA are added to pamper dehydrated and irritated skin. Essential oil scented, suitable for all skin types. Available in 8-ounce soft-side bottle with pump.
Papaya Enzyme Cleanser
A wonderful facial cleanser that smells as good as it works! Exfoliating papaya enzymes completely remove debris from the skin surface. Available in an innovative 7-ounce, foam dispensing pump bottle.
Some antiaging treatment technologies focus on compounds called peptides, small groups of long-chain amino acids that function as chemical messengers in the body, regulating cellular activity, and are important in collagen production. Collagen is the support structure that gives our skin its resiliency and firm texture. When levels remain plentiful, our skin looks young and fresh. When levels decline, we lose that support and skin becomes lax. For that reason, peptides are one of the four essential ingredients in the "Essentials" line of products at Plaza Skin Care.
Peptide Treatment Lotion
This light lotion treatment incorporates a high dose of Matrixyl (palmitoyl oligopeptide), which helps reduce surface area of deep wrinkles and contributes to thickening of the epidermis by promoting collagen renewal and hyaluronic acid production. CoQ10, known for boosting skin repair and reducing free radical damage, is also contained, as well as the anti-oxidants Japanese Green Tea, and Vitamins C and E to protect the skin from environmental damage. Available in 1.7-ounce airless pimp.
Lemon Gel Cream
Is a highly-concentrated, anti-aging, moisture-binding, and skin-repairing gel cream-to-serum that makes the skin feel soft, light, hydrated, and velvety. It absorbs quickly and leaves a smooth, non-greasy finish. When used before applying makeup, this product helps achieve an even application. It contains Hyaluronic Acid micro-spheres to help re-plump and "fill in" wrinkles, resulting in a smoother skin appearance. Multi-Peptides and organic herbal extracts help promote a radiant and youthful complexion. Enjoy remarkable results after using this impressive formula in your daily skin care regimen. Available in 2-ounce pump.
Hydroxy acid products contain natural acids derived from sugar cane, maple, milk, orange, lemon, and willowbark that have been clinically proven to gently exfoliate, enhance skin tone, and improve overall skin quality. Hydroxys also aid in normalizing both oily and dry skin! At Plaza Skin Care, various formulas and concentrations are available, so you are sure to find one that is just right for you.
AHA/BHA Lipo Serum 8%
Natural alpha/beta hydroxy are blended together in this special formula to enhance skin smoothness and tone through exfoliation. Special encapsulated phospholipids allow sensitive skin to utilize this formula without irritation. Also contains Vitamins A, C, and E. Extremely lightweight serum is fragrance free. Available in 1-ounce airless pump bottle.
Glycolic Renewal Gel 5%
This water-based formula moisturizes without oiliness. The gel consistency forms a protective barrier to prevent bacteria on the surface, which can contribute, to acne and blemishes. Conditions oily skin and helps clarify blemish prone skin. Using on a daily basis will help diminish fine lines, scarring and skin discolorations. Perfect for more resilient skin. Comes in a 1.7-ounce airless pump.
Glycolic Cream 5%, 10%, and 15%
This daily reconditioning treatment gently encourages skin to shed it surface coating of dead cells. Also contains Vitamins A, C, and E. Available in 2-ounce jar.
A concentrated treatment that delivers a potent combination of mandelic acid 10%, niacinamide 3%, and azeleic acid to aid in pore refining, exfoliating, skin strengthening, calming, and brightening. It is recommended for normal, combination, oily, and non-sensitive skin types and may be beneficial for people suffering from Rosacea. Available in 1-ounce pump bottle.
Over-the-counter Vitamin A (retinol) is an excellent ingredient if your skin is too sensitive for Rx Retin-A. The reason why skin responds to skin care products with retinol is that Vitamin A has a molecular structure that's tiny enough to get into the lower layers of skin. Retinol is proven to improve mottled pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, skin texture, skin tone and color, as well as skin hydration levels.
Contains encapsulated Vitamin A (retinol). Leaves skin supple and soft without greasiness. Use at night with a moisturizer or it can be used during the day, just add a drop or two to your moisturizer before applying in the morning. For extremely dry or oily skin. Comes in a 1-oz glass bottle with pump.
Retinol Night Cream
A unique encapsulated Vitamin A (retinol) delivery system provides maximum release with reduced irritation typically associated with retinoid use. Retinol stimulates cell regeneration to enhance skin tone and texture and to reduce the appearance of discolorations, age spots, and occasional breakouts. For nighttime use only. Sun protection must be used. Comes in a 1-ounce airless pump.
With age and sun exposure, collagen synthesis in the skin decreases, leading to wrinkles. Vitamin C is the only antioxidant proven to stimulate the synthesis of collagen, minimizing fine lines, scars, and wrinkles. Vitamin C is essential for wound healing and reversing skin changes brought about by photo damage and aging.
Vitamin C Serum
Vitamin C is another of the four essential skin care ingredients. This superior formula contains a highly stable delivery system for Vitamin C and is effective in results-oriented skin care regimens or for those clients interested in general skin maintenance. Ascorbyl phosphate is a fat-soluble derivative of Vitamin C. It is nonirritating and more stable than plain ascorbic acid. Furthermore, ascorbyl phosphate is an antioxidant and is at least as effective as Vitamin E in protecting the skin from lipid peroxidation (a key type of free radical damage in the skin). Also contains hyaluronic acid, an excellent humectant and emollient, and Vitamin B5, or panthenol, known for its hydrating properties. Comes in a 1-ounce airless pump bottle to prevent oxidation.
Complex C Moisture Créme
This advanced Vitamin C product protects, hydrates and conditions skin. Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (TA) is the lipophilic form of Vitamin C and is readily absorbed by the skin. Present at 3%, this skin brightening collagen-booster helps shield the skin from UVA and UVB rays. Accoriding to the manufacturer, when 3% TA is applied to skin, the resulting concentration of available Vitamin C is the equivalent of topically applying 20% L-ascorbic acid. In addition, the antioxidant activity of TA lasts up to 48 hours. Available in a 1-ounce frosted acrylic jar.
OTHER TREATMENT PRODUCTS
Ginseng Mineral Toner
This multi-functional toner provides natural proteins, bio-extracts, and minerals to hydrate and enhance the skin’s natural repair process. Ginseng extract is incorporated in this formula to revitalize and condition the skin. Excellent for use prior to application of skin care products, as well as before/after application of mineral makeup to help set. Available in 2- and 5-ounce spritz bottles.
Rapid Response Line Filler
Hyaluronic filling spheres, when applied, lodge easily in skin tissue depressions where they progressively but rapidly rehydrate by taking up water that evaporates from the skin. This physical action leads to a volume change of the spheres that almost immediately smoothes fine lines, at the same time increasing the long-term hydration of the upper layers of the epidermis. Available in 10 ml roller ball applicator tube.
Refreshing Anti-puff Gel
This clear, light yellow gel treatment reduces puffiness caused by fluid retention. Contains dipeptide-2 that reduces water retention, and Matrixyl that improves firmness. Also contains CoQ10 and green tea extract. Available in 10 ml roller ball applicator tube.
Acne Control Products
It is possible to control acne breakouts with topicals that contain active, effective acne-fighting ingredients. What works for your friend may not work for you - that’s why Plaza Skin Care offers various treatment products with benzoyl peroxide, sulfur, resorcinol and salicylic acid. If you have been trying over-the-counter drug store products without success, then you owe it to yourself to see which ingredients work best for you.
Ultrafine microdermabrasion particles in a cream base gently and effectively exfoliate and polish the skin's surface. Unscented. Available in 2.5-ounce tube.
Radiant Antioxidant Moisture Créme
Extremely beneficial and lightweight, this cream is a high powered blend of peptides and resveratrol, one of the most potent antioxidants available. Will help prevent skin cell damage from sun exposure and free radicals. Comes in a frosted 1.7-ounce acrylic jar.
Ultra Soy Peptide Créme
Soy proteins, peptides, vitamins, shea butter, and alpha lipoic acid soothe irritated and dehydrated skin due to sunburn, chemical peels, laser treatments and harsh environmental conditions. This enriched product is an excellent hydrating treatment and can be used after applying AHA/BHA Lipo Serum. Can be used as a day or night cream. Comes in a frosted 1.7-ounce acrylic jar.
Herbal Silk Moisturizer
This highly effective formula was developed to meet the needs of dry skin. Rosemary, goldenseal, and balm of gilead extracts are incorporated to revitalize and refresh; silk amino acids are added for a sensationally smooth feel. This silky moisturizer leaves a light protective moisture barrier that helps smooth skin texture. Makes an excellent night cream. Essential Oil scented. Comes in a 1.7-ounce acrylic jar.
Sage & Citrus Moisturizer
A lightweight, oil-free cream. Contains specially selected ingredients to help condition and tone the skin. Sage, watercress and lemon bioflavonoids help to purify and revitalize oily/combination skin conditions. Anti-oxidant vitamins A, C, & E are also incorporated in this formula to protect. Essential Oil scented. Available in 2-ounce jar.
Retexturizing Face Primer spf 20
This top-selling primer is now available with the extra benefit of spf 20. This virtually weightless gel-cream contains opalescent light reflectors that diminish lines and leaves a translucent finish on the skin. Antioxidant Vitamins A and E protect and seal in moisture, creating the smoothest possible base for foundation and mineral makeup. Contains the advanced sunscreen Parsol 1789. Ideal for all skin types. Comes in a 1-ounce black air-tight tube.
UltiMatte Instant Mattifier
Eliminates shine for hours! This feather light lotion is formulated with oil absorbing microsponges and hydrating botanicals. Excellent for use on oily skin. Available in 0.6-ounce tube.
Advanced Protection spf 30 w/Z-Cote
This lightweight moisturizing sunscreen product with transparent, micronized zinc provides UVA and UVB protection. Excellent for sensitive skin and always recommended following chemical peel treatments. Contains extracts of Gingko biloba, ginseng, and licorice to revitalize skin. Available in 2.5-ounce tube.
Shea Body Butter
Shea Butter is one of nature’s greatest moisturizers and has a vast number of proven healing properties. It is commonly used in the treatment of eczema, rashes and severely dry skin. This very rich and emollient product offers superior moisturization without feeling greasy. Lusciously scented. Available in 10- and16-ounce pump containers.
When using mineral (and traditional) makeup products, for best results, it is recommended that application be made with the proper tools. At Plaza Skin Care, several styles of brushes and makeup applicators are available:
- Taklon brushes are used for crease-free application of concealers, foundations, brows and eye liners.
- Sable is used for loose powders and eye shadows.
- Dense, flat-headed brushes are used for cheek color and minerals.
- The indispensible Wonder Puff is fantastic for applying all types of mineral and regular foundations and powders - makeup blends perfectly, flawlessly, and quickly each and every time!
- After applying mineral foundations, it is highly recommended to spritz with a mineral toner (Ginseng Mineral Toner). Hydrating foundation in this manner helps to "bloom" and "set" the minerals, resulting in a more luminous and appealing finish.
Liquid Mineral Powder spf 15
For medium coverage, this advanced technology formula delivers all the benefits of mineral makeup powder in an easy-to-use hypoallergenic liquid powder. The velvety smooth formula doubles as a foundation and sunscreen - titanium dioxide and zinc oxide provide natural sun protection. The breakthrough formula is perfect for liquid foundation lovers who shy away from mineral powders or for people who do not like the “feel” of traditional sunscreens. It features an exclusive, gentle and non-irritating multi-mineral complex, plus micro-diffusers to reduce the appearance of redness and or fine lines. For best results, apply with the Wonder Puff makeup applicator. Available five shades (Linen, Cream Beige, Tender Beige, Vanilla Cream and Almond) in 1.2-ounce tube.
- Linen (very fair skin, yellow undertone)
- Cream Beige (fair, pink undertone)
- Tender beige (fair, yellow undertone
- Vanilla Cream (medium, yellow undertone)
- Almond (deeper medium, yellow undertone)
Sheer Mineral Tint spf 20
For light coverage, this feather-weight foundation, sunscreen and antioxidant all-in-one product is perfect for those who do not like heavy foundation products. Now there is no excuse for not wearing spf! Light diffusing pigments result in a luminous finish to the skin. Oil free, freagrance free and talc free. You will love this product! Best if applied with the Wonder Puff makeup applicator. Available in three shades (Light, Medium and Deep) in a 1.25-ounce airless pump tube.
Mineral Powder spf 15
Natural light reflecting properties found in minerals create a soft diffused finish. Can be used alone or lightly dusted as a finishing coat over Sheer Mineral Tint spf 20. Oil/fragrance/ free, and talc free. Apply with the Wonder Puff or makeup brush. Available in 3 shades (Blonde, Tender, and Sand) in pressed powder compact.