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New Retinol Peel

September 13, 2011

Now up on deck: the I Peel featuring a blend of retinol, salicylic acid and lactic acid. This cocktail is appropriate for aging skin showing signs of deeper wrinkles, unwanted pigmentation, roughness and lack of firmness, e.g. almost anyone over 55. This peel desquamates so look for peeling/flaking by day three and continuing for several days. Results are worth it…fresher, healthier-looking skin.

Prep for this peel is important: use of a daily AHA, retinol, or other form of exfoliant. Be sure to discontinue any exfoliant three days prior to the peel to avoid potential irritation.

Post-peel care includes a medical barrier cream, a mild cleanser and most importantly, an SPF of 30 or higher.

Countdown To Face & Body Show

August 27, 2011

I’m here to learn all things SKIN in San Jose at the annual Face & Body Show. Especially looking forward to the Medical Aesthetics Forum and hearing about new peels to add to my repertoire.

Retin-A Developer RIP

February 24, 2010

Normally I wouldn’t mention the dead in a skin care blog but this is an exception.  Albert Kligman, MD, PhD, died at age 93.  And who is Albert Kligman?  He was a botanist, a cosmetic chemist, a dermatologist and the genius behind  Retin-A, the potent form of vitamin A that was initially used to treat acne and then as acne patients aged and their skin continued improving, Retin-A (or tretinoin, as it’s generically known) became the gold standard of anti-aging cosmetic formulations.

Retin-A, Renova, retinol, retinol palmitate…there are many variations of topical vitamin A that have an anti-aging effect on the skin, all attributable to Dr. Kligman’s original research in the 1960’s.  Dr. Kligman also coined the term “cosmeceutical” in the early 1980’s.  He published more than 1,500 articles on acne, rosacea, eczema, contact dermatitis and skin agin.  He and his wife generously endowed the University of Pennsylvania with research grants to further the study of vitamin A and other cosmeceutical ingredients.  At his 90th birthday, hundreds of his former students came from around the world to honor him. 

So as we’re applying our daily anti-aging skin care routine, we have Dr. Kligman to thank!

Merry Christmas

December 24, 2009

I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Simple, repetitive statements heard innumerable times this season, but heartfelt here at Peels To The People.  Enjoy your life, your family and friends, your country and above all, take care.

Do It Now

December 3, 2009

With so many events and commitments during the holidays, it’s easy to overlook taking a few minutes for yourself.  After all, who do people rely on most….YOU!  Here are a few quick and inexpensive ways to pamper yourself, relax and enjoy all that this time has to offer.

*  Wear a hydrating mask.  You can even multi-task while masking:  do the ironing, write Christmas cards or emails, polish your nails, drink spiced tea.  Or do nothing!  Your skin will be dry this time of year so treat it right for ten minutes.

* Have a lymphatic facial massage.  It only takes 25 minutes and you will quickly drift off into la la land.  Seriously, deeply relaxing.  You don’t even need to wash your face!

* Have your brows and lashes tinted.  Never done it?  It takes just a few minutes and your upper face will look years younger with more definition and pow.   Do it soon and it will last through the holidays.

Simple, easy, quick, no calories.  Breathe and enjoy.


November 19, 2009

Recently I had the priviledge of having a client say, “I trust you completely.  Do whatever you think I need.”  Wow!  I think for some that would be an invitation to tack on additional services, products, and appointments to what could, perhaps, be accomplished in simplier, less expensive or less invasive procedures.  That hard-sell approach may explain why so many medi-spas come and go.  Clients feel pressured to buy more than they really want or need, and they may come to believe that all aestheticians act that way.

When a client gives me free rein, I try to look at it from their perspective.  They are trusting me to use my arsenal of experience, devices, knowledge and networks to deliver satisfactory results.   I enjoy working with clients and their visions, as well as their constraints, to help them achieve  what they want and need.

Peels Will Continue In Spite of Occasional Interruptions

November 3, 2009
Miles looking cute

My inspiration...Miles the kitten

Official Kittens at PTTP

October 30, 2009

If you’ve been to my house, you know that it was remodeled some years ago to entertain our five cats.  Those years have passed, as have the cats, so as of last weekend we were cat-less.  This is not a state I care to be in so last night  my husband and I visited the Humane Society “just to look” and….can you guess….returned home with two adorable kittens, Miles and Posey.

Fearless, curious, affectionate, sleek are just a few terms that apply to M & P.  They’ll be the official kittens at Peels To The People and will welcome clients in their own special way.   Be sure to let me know if you have pet allergies because Miles and Posey have an exciting lower level to explore and don’t need to contribute to sneezing conditions of their welcome guests.

New Look!

October 26, 2009

You’re gazing at my lovely new website, thanks to the web design talents of Jessica Risdon of Portland, OR.  I specifically wanted images of “mature” women along with younger gals to accurately reflect my client base.  I’m so pleased and I hope you will be too.


October 6, 2009

Exhaustion seems to have taken ahold of me.  Partly it’s the time factor:  finding time to see clients, giving them my undivided attention (which is why I have clients!) and treatments that work, and still finding time for myself and my family.  Sometimes I do really well in the balancing act but the last week or so, I’m lagging (not with clients, with my own life).   So my goal this week is finding quality time for myself and attempting to gain a grip from fatigue.  Wish me luck!