Sunday, September 23, 2012

PCA Skin: Oily Skin Trial System Review

I was recently contacted by Katie, who is the owner of Medical Esthetics by Katie. The wide range of services that are offered in her spa include laser hair removal, eyelash extensions, skin tightening, chemical peels, clinical facials, and more. The spa is located in New Westminster, BC and it's in my area within Greater Vancouver. The spa is located inside Cadeaux Gifts. I had a chance to meet up with Katie in person to discuss about the beauty services she offers as well as a little introduction about the products. The staff were really friendly.

I was given the opportunity to try the PCA Skin Trial System (for normal to oily skin). The kit includes several trial-sized PCA skincare products and comes with a nice, clear plastic pouch inside a box.

Facial Wash Oily/Problem
This is an AHA and aloe cleansing gel for problem skin that effectively controls oil production and blemishes. It reduces the excess sebum production common in breakout-prone skin.

Gentle Exfoliant
Keeps skin smooth and free of excess cell debris. This light and creamy cleansing scrub contains smooth beads to exfoliate and polish the skin. It is great for all skin types.

A&C Synergy Serum
Controls bacteria and oil production. This multifunctional serum combines an advanced retinol complex with witch hazel, alpha-arbutin, licorice root extract, and kojic, L-ascorbic and lactic acids. It is specifically formulated to control oil production and help maintain a clear, even skin tone.

C-Strength 15% with 5% Vitamin E
Brightens & strengthens and contains antioxidant benefits. This stable and effective vitamin C and E topical minimizes fine lines and wrinkles and strengthens the skin by stimulating the fibroblasts to produce matrix proteins. This formulation uses advanced vitamin suspension technology that keeps the 15% L-ascorbic acid protected and completely stable until applied to the skin.

Reduces dark circles and puffiness as well as fine lines & wrinkles. Its combination of three peptides increases collagen production, capillary function and circulation to leave the eye area smooth, even and bright. Moisturizing properties leave skin healthy and hydrated.

Weightless Protection SPF45
This broad-spectrum sunscreen provides UVA/UVB protection. Its unique quick-absorbing and light finish makes weightless protection spf 45 ideal for patients with oily or breakout-prone skin and those who dislike the feel of traditional sunscreen products. Caffeine provides additional protection against cell damage, while the powerful antioxidant silybum marianum extract, also known as milk thistle, suppresses UVB-induced skin edema and the formation of sunburn cells.

Body Therapy
This therapeutic formulation is designed to dramatically increase cutaneous moisture levels, while also improving skin surface texture. The use of 12% lactic acid enhances the skin’s natural moisturizing factor (NMF), reduces cellular buildup, decreases bacteria proliferation and inhibits the deposit of unwanted pigment. This product leaves the skin hydrated, smooth and radiant.

This antibacterial hydrator is scientifically formulated with retinol, marigold, lemongrass and cucumber to help soothe irritation, fight bacteria and inhibit breakouts. It promotes a healthy, clear complexion in oily and blemish-prone skin.

After close to two weeks of using this product (and following the steps for this daily routine), my skin feels and looks noticeably smoother. I had no skin irritation at all. It did, however, make my skin red the first few times of using, but the redness quickly went away. I was really happy that it made my skin look a little younger and lightened dark spots.

Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product from the PR firm or company in exchange of my review. Any expressed opinions are my own honest and personal thoughts. No other compensation was given.

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