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There were many new skin care treatments introduced in 2014, here are the top 5:

 Non-surgical under-eye treatment

Neotensil (a product developed by a company partially owned by Jennifer Aniston) offers a temporary fix for bags under the eyes.  Once the skin is cleansed properly, Neotensil is a liquid that is brushed under the eyes.  It dries into a film that temporarily firms up the tissue under the eye.  Makeup can be worn over it and is easy to remove.  This product has to be purchased from a dermatologist.

Products Enhanced with Roses

Roses are known for their anti-inflammatory, moisturizing and antioxidizing properties.  A hot product on the market, Chantecaille’s Rose de Mai Cream, is a rosewater spray for the face.  If you are interested in making your own rosewater spray, contact me and I will share my recipe with you.

 Facial Fillers

Restalyn and Juvederm have been around for a while, but Juvederm Voluma XC has been getting rave reviews.  Juvederm Voluma XC is a hyaluronic acid filler, like its predecessor, but lasts twice as long (up to two years).  It was approved for use by the FDA in 2013.  Voluma XC can also be used for sculpting and lifting other areas of the body because it is malleable.

Facial Oils

I have had my clients use facial oils for years and don’t know why it has taken the cosmetic industry so long to recognize its usefulness.  Now you can find facial oils offered by many cosmetic lines.  Facial oils protect the skin from free radicals and slows down the aging process because they help to keep the skin hydrated while not clogging the pores.  The latest company to jump on the bandwagon is L’Oreal with its Age Perfect Glow Renewal Facial Oil.  The key is to choose the right oil for your skin type.

Masks

Facial masks are making a comeback.  According to NPD Group, who track sales trends in the cosmetic industry, the sale of facial masks were up 60% in 2014.  These masks are not the traditional cream or clay masks, they are sheet masks (made out of paper, cloth, hydrogel or sea kelp) that are infused with oils and serums.  The masks, popular in Japan and Korea, are highly sought after in the U.S and come pre-packaged.  Once the package is opened, the mask is placed on the face for up to 20 minutes and then removed.

To read more on this topic, click on the following link:

Wischover, C. (2014). Yahoo Beauty, “The 5 biggest skin trends and innovations for 2014”. Retrieved December 26, 2014, from: https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/the-5-biggest-skin-trends-and-innovations-of-2014-105689551863.html

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