We are thrilled to add a new category to the PRIIA Beauty Buzz Blog: PRIIA Business Spotlight. We will be showcasing the FABULOUS businesses who sell the PRIIA minerale-derm line in their salons, spas and acne clinics. You’ll have an opportunity to get to know these hard-working small business owners and if you’re in their area, please consider contacting them for an appointment. PRIIA’s wholesale clients are an extremely vital part of our company’s success and we are honored to be a part of their lives!
Get ready to read all about Nikolett Ivanyi of Envision Acne and Skin Care Center!
What is the name of your business? Envision Acne & Skin Care Center
Where are you located? 189 US HWY 9 South Manalapan, NJ 07726
How long have you been in business? 3 years so far.
What types of esthetic services do you offer? We specialize in teen and adult acne treatments. Our unique Acne Free Skin Program ™ will clear up the skin in 90 days without the use of antibiotics or prescription medications.
Why did you choose to offer PRIIA to your clients? I have been looking for a make up line for years that I can safely offer to my acne clients. We tried many, but never found one that will provide full coverage, is non-comedogenic and is also reasonably priced. Luckily, one day I stumbled upon Priia and decided to give it a try. I was amazed by the coverage of the Loose Mineral Powder Foundation. It looks beautiful on the skin and provides a very natural look. I also love the fact that every single product from the line is 100% acne-safe and non-irritating for sensitive skin types.
What is your favorite PRIIA product and why? My favorite product is the Essential Cover Loose Mineral Foundation in Honey color. It helps even out my skin tone and covers any unwanted pigmentation. My clients always complement on how perfect my skin looks when I’m wearing Priia. In the summer time I like to dust a little Vacation in a Jar Mineral Bronzer over my foundation to achieve a nice bronze finish.
What do your clients think of the PRIIA minerale-derm line? My clients love how the foundation perfectly matches their skin tone. They also get excited about the great selection of acne-safe blushes and bronzers too.
Recently I was asked if layering products that contained different levels of SPF would protect the skin better from sun damage.
My answer was “No”.
A lot of people tend to think that if they put on a product, such as a moisturizer, that contains an SPF15 and then they apply another product, such as makeup foundation, that contains SPF10, that their skin is being protected now with a total of SPF25. This is not true. You’re skin is only protected up to the extent of the highest rating of one product. In this case, it would be an SPF15. Believing a misconception like this not only gives you a false sense of security, but it opens the door for a lot of sun damage to occur and increases your risk of skin cancer.
Your best bet: wear a daily broad spectrum SPF30 that also contains antioxidants which help to protect the skin from free radical damage.
That’s the question I’m asking you today. Do antioxidants get rid of wrinkles? What do you think?
The answer is: NO.
Antioxidants are free radical scavengers. Free radicals are the equivalent to tiny little bombs that bombard cells and destroy them. Cellular degradation leads to the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin, thus contributing to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Antioxidants are the equivalent to ‘body guards’ for the cells. They provide protection to the cellular structure to PREVENT the formation of new wrinkles, but they DO NOT get rid of the fine lines & wrinkles that you already have.
This post was inspired by a comment I read on another blog stating that you can put KETCHUP on your face to help make fine lines & wrinkles disappear due to the high antioxidants levels that are in tomatoes. Seriously, I could not make this stuff up if I wanted to. *SIGH*.
So, I’ll leave you today with this piece of advice…Don’t Believe The Hype.
In my last post, I posed the question: “Will mineral oil clog your pores?”
The answer is “No.” Today’s cosmeceutical grade of mineral oil is very different from its counterpart of days gone by. It’s a myth that the mineral oil used in industry is the same as the one used for cosmetic purposes.
However, the problem I have with mineral oil is that it IS a petroleum derivative. I choose not to formulate with ingredients like mineral oil for this reason. Even though it is effective in helping to dissolve hardened sebum plugs within the pores, I can think of better choices to use for this purpose such as Jojoba oil.
So there you have it. Despite what some companies may have you believe, mineral oil is not comedogenic. However, if using a petroleum derivative is just not your style, then simply opt for another solution such as HIGH LINOLEIC safflower or sunflower oil. These oils are excellent for acne-prone skin because research has shown acne skin types are deficient in linoleic oil.