Eye | Neck | Lip
The eye, lips, and neck regions of the skin all require targeted care for the most effective results. Unique skincare products and serums provide protection in the more delicate areas of the face – the eye contour, neck and lip, reduce expression lines and balance the skin. What is NON-NEGOTIABLE for the care of skin in the eye, lip and neck regions is the use of a broad spectrum SPF sunscreen, and that means application every day, and repeated application throughout the day.
Puffy eye region, fine lines, crows feet, dry skin, signs of aging, loss of firmness, dark bags…and the list goes on. The skin around your eyes is thinner and more delicate than the skin on other parts of your body. And because your eyes work a lot throughout the day, from blinking to expressing your emotions, this alone can cause premature aging. Moreover, genetic reasons, ultraviolet (UV) rays, external stressors, and lifestyle choices can also cause the skin around the eyes to age more quickly. Aside from applying a broad spectrum SPF sunscreen each day, there are products with formulas specific to your eye skin condition that can assist. Moisturisers, antioxidants, hydrating serums, Vitamin A Retinol products, Vitamin C, humectants, peptides and plant botanicals. Our Skin Care Expert can best advise you on specific eye care products to suit your needs.
Physiologically unique, the lips are generally where you will find the source of the driest skin on your face or body. And yet the lips have to be somewhat resistant to withstand eating, drinking, smooching, talking and breathing. While your face may have a nice, relatively thick, protective layer of skin, your lips are virtually naked in comparison. Lips are prone to excessive peeling, splitting, cold sores, and other unique conditions. Additionally, products applied to the lips can be ingested easily. It’s important to use moisturisers and cosmetics that are safe and effective for the lips and mouth.
Crepey skin, uneven skin tone, sagging and general aging signs show up sooner on parts of the body that haven’t been shielded from the sun. This is especially true for the neck and chest because we tend to neglect to apply sunscreen to those areas. But, do you need a special décolletage (chest) or neck cream? The answer: ABSOLUTELY NOT! Well, not if you are already using professional-quality skincare for your face.
Any well-formulated products you use for your face will work beautifully on your neck and chest, too. Skin anywhere on your body requires the same types of beneficial ingredients as your face; skincare products containing skin-replenishing ingredients, antioxidants, soothing agents, humidifying humectants, peptides and vitamins, and sunscreen during the day to delay the appearance of aging skin! Just remember you have to extend your facial skincare routine to include the neck and decolletage areas.
Looking for results-driven professional skincare? We have it covered at NASCENT with brands such as Aspect, Aspect Dr, Aspect Minerals, Aspect Sun, Cosmedix, Cosmedix Elite, Dermaquest, PCA Skin and Societe. Look for Free Delivery, Gifts & Regular Specials.
Please Note: Aspect Dr, Cosmedix Elite and Dermaquest products feature higher-level active ingredients to ensure maximum efficacy without a prescription. These products are only sold at select physician, skin clinic and spa locations. If your purchase contains any Aspect Dr, Cosmedix Elite or Dermaquest products – our Skin Specialist is required to speak with you regarding the use of these products before your purchase can be authorised and shipped.
A Guide to Selecting the Best Skincare Products
Your skin is the bodies largest organ. Its major functions are protection, regulation and sensation. If our skin is not functioning to its full ability, these functions may become compromised.
It’s easy to get lost in the sea of skincare options these days. Not only are there doctors, dermatologists, skin professionals and aestheticians telling you this or that, you also have YouTubers, bloggers and beauty enthusiasts flooding you with thoughts and ideas too. It’s no wonder there are so many skin issues and concerns these days. When you don’t know where to start or what information is reliable, how is your skin really going to respond? More importantly, the use of incorrect skincare products can actually exasperate your condition or cause additional skin problems.
The use of professional active ingredient skincare is recommended. The “Professional” skincare products we recommend on this site can only be purchased through certified stockists and practitioners who are required to provide their professional advice on the application of these products, (as opposed to those you can purchase over the counter (OTC) in the department stores and supermarkets). These recommended professional products contain;-
- higher levels of active ingredients to boost your skin’s health and correct skin problems
(OTC product lines have less active ingredients to minimise the chance of irritation to protect the buyer)
- are backed by clinical studies
(not exaggerated unsubstantiated claims)
- are made in small batches and distributed to trained or licensed skin therapists, spas and salons to be supplied with professional advice on their use
(OTC products are made for the masses and sold in department stores and supermarkets)
- contain small molecule technology for dermal and epidermal penetration
(OTC products that lack active ingredients, have large molecules which are not able to penetrate the skin. When a product can’t properly penetrate the skin, it will only “superficially” treat and temporarily provide relief to skin concerns. This gives the illusion that the products are working without actually treating the skin. Professional lines use molecular technology that penetrates the skin producing clinical results)
- are packaged in airless pump packs to eliminate spoilage of ingredients when exposed to the air
- have pH balanced and adjusted ingredients – skin functions at its prime when the natural pH is between 4.5 and 5.5.
(Often OTC products don’t take pH into consideration and will leave the skin in an alkaline state. When the skin is alkaline, bacteria and free radicals (such as pollution) can invade the skin)
- do not contain unnecessary fillers and preservatives
Professional skincare often has a reputation of being “too expensive” but that is more often than not actually far from the truth. A good professional line will price their products according to the concentration of active ingredients versus fillers and are actually overall more budget-friendly. It is a common mistake to overuse products which leads to the perception that professional skincare is more expensive. Our Skin Specialist will advise you on the appropriate amount and when to use the products according to your skin condition and type.
When used properly, professional skincare products will last longer and work better giving you the ultimate bang for your buck. OTC products will have a lower upfront cost but over time can be similar in price or more expensive than professional skincare and won’t actually repair the skin condition being treated.