By Laura Carson Miller
Boost Your Skin IQ
Looking for an effective lunch break friendly skin treatment? “When you get a micro-current facial, the facial muscles are basically being given a boot-camp like workout, which results in immediately firmer skin,” explains Skin IQ founder Lidia Nistor-Reteneller. The treatment delivers gentle electrical currents to your skin to stimulate natural regenerative processes, increase circulation in the skin tissue, and stimulate more collagen and elastin. These all result in glowing, tighter skin that looks as healthy as you feel.
Details: Skin IQ Medspa & Store, 56 East Andrews Drive NW, Atlanta, (404) 277-0778, skiniqmedspa.com
Into the Limelight
We all have our sights set on spring and patio weather, but you should know that virtues of lime do not lie merely in your favorite margarita recipe! Using seasonal offerings enhances natural beauty, and April gives us limes at their peak. Spas often use lime and lime essential oil in scrubs, lotions and cellulite treatments because this particular oil tones skin, helps with blocked pores, boosts circulation and acts as a sponge for toxins. Try fresh lime juice at home in salad dressings or guacamole to reap both nutritional and beauty-related rewards!
New and Now Nail Polish
If you’re familiar with Hard Candy nail polish, you’ll remember the vivid hues and the fun plastic rings that adorned each bottle’s applicator. Now, Hard Candy creator Dineh Mohajer has a new nail polish venture that is every bit as noteworthy. It is called Smith & Cult, and its formula boasts zero dibutyl phthalate, toluene, formaldehyde resin or camphor. The shades run the gamut from demure to outrageous. As a lover of glossy red nails, I’m partial to Kundalini Hustle.
Details: Vis-a-Vis The Salon, 327 Buckhead Ave., Atlanta, GA, (404) 266-3320, smithandcult.com, visavisthesalon.com
Award-Winning Vitamin C Skincare
Along with a plethora of amazing makeup and skincare choices, Buckhead’s Woo Cosmetics offers Revision Skincare products, revered by bath beauty editors and dermatologists. Revision’s Vitamin C Lotion 30% was recently awarded The Best Vitamin C Product in NewBeauty magazine’s fifth annual Beauty Choice Awards. It brightens dull complexions, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and contains vitamin E and Coenzyme Q10 for a daily dose of antioxidant power.
Details: Woo Skincare + Cosmetics, 2339-A Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA, (404) 477-5000, wooskincareandcosmetics.com
Scientific Skin Care
Glycosylation occurs when a glucose molecule abnormally reacts with proteins, blocking the passage of nutrients and wast products between the cells. Collagen, the most common protein found in skin, is especially vulnerable to glycosylation and leads to loss of elastin, which results in aging of the skin. According to Dr. Monte Slater of Aesthetic Body Sculpture Clinic, New Youth Skin Care is the only skin care system to address this and many other causes of aging skin directly by attacking and reducing glycosylation effects.