The Fluff Report: Operation: Beautiful Skin Part 1

February 4, 2013

Operation: Beautiful Skin Part 1

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{A disguise has been used at the request of the victim} 

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Will Winter ever end? It's been brutally cold here and a flash snow storm caused me a 2 hour commute on Friday, which normally takes 30 minutes. Nice way to come back from a stomach bug. So when my friend and esthetician, Kristin Cronkwright at Scott Miller Salon offerred me a SkinCeuticals Firming and Reconditioning Facial with a Double Peel add on and parrafin hand treatment (say what?) I nearly started foaming at the mouth I was so excited. 

I'm a SkinCeuticals newbie so I was extremely curious to see if I'd like it. Because my head is swimming with so much information,  I'm going to break this down into 2 posts:
1. the double peel 
2. concentrated antioxidant treatment

The natural order of events for the facial was as follows: Cleanse, Tone, Analyze, Exfoliate, Peel, Massage, Mask, Treat, Eye Cream, Moisturizer. 

The purpose of a chemical peel is to strip the dead skin cells away, thus stimulating happier, brighter cells to the surface. It's great for people with acne, dull skin, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation. There were 2 types of chemicals used in the double peel process. One was Salicylic Acid and the other, Glycolic Acid. The DP is something you can get as a one time add on, or a series of treatments. Labeled the "lunchtime facial", this peel takes 20 minutes and you can be in and out and back to work with your take out within the hour.  The first step of the peel: Salicylic Acid. Kristin compared this to the Pacman part of the peel. Anytime something can be compared to a video game I'm all for it. (nerd alert: I am really good at video games. I've beaten Commando, Super Mario Bros-all versions and Mike Tyson's Punch Out, among others) SA penetrates the top layer of skin. So this is really beneficial for acne. Glycolic Acid penetrates into the deeper layers of the dermis. It dissolves the protein that adheres the dead cells to the surface of the skin. GA reduces pore size, creating a smoother texture. Collagen production is stimulated causing reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. I felt a little stinging with both products, something Kristin warned me of, but it was manageable. There were no restrictions as far as what make-up I could/couldn't use afterwards and I only had a little flaking around my nose and apparently some in between my nostrils which looked like a booger all day as my husband pointed out to me. And I'm gonna say skin looks amazing. 


  1. Such a great review! I've used SkinCeuticals before and the products are amazing!

    1. I absolutely loved the products! I would definitely use them in my daily routine!

  2. Being a mom who also wears a white lab coat all day, I love reading the blog! I too, am an avid Scott Miller fan (for the last 14 years)and think Kristin is top notch! Keep doing what you do.....I enjoy reading!


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