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  The Aesthetic Women's Institute, PL
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At The Aesthetic Women's Institute, PL, the custom-formulated, cosmetically-elegant skin care lines we carry offer our clients and patients some of the most treatments available today.

We use only the finest, most scientifically beneficial products, including:

•  Obaji System
•  Babor
•  HyLunia
•  HyMed
•  Skin Fitness


OBAJI:


Obagi System skin care products transform your skin at the cellular level to look and act younger and healthier.

Obagi Nu-Derm System accelerates cellular turnover for skin with moderate to severe sun damage. This physician-prescribed skin care system accelerates the cellular turnover by penetrating deeply to improve damage in layers of the skin. It boosts functions of the skin at the cellular level to improve skin's cellular function to help it look and act younger and healthier. The System triggers a Therapeutic Cascade(tm) of actions that:
  • Pushes fresher cells to the surface faster, for smoother skin, reduced wrinkles and increased tolerance

  • Reduces mottled pigmentation (freckles and age spots) and helps prevent the appearance of new pigmentation

  • Promotes more uniform cells at the deepest layer for better skin structure and balanced, more even skin tone

  • Helps increase collagen and elastin for firmer, more resilient looking skin

  • Increases nutrients natural hydration and circulation for supple, healthy-looking skin
Obagi Condition & Enhance System: is the essential component to improving the overall results of your facial rejuvenation procedure.

Obagi-C® Rx System: The Obagi-C® Rx System intervenes to correct the early signs of aging and environmental damage, while preventing future damage and protecting the beautiful young skin you already have. This is a complete skincare program that proactively corrects early signs of damage to help restore and maintain your healthy, youthful skin. It's the first and only system offering the benefits of both prescription-strength hydroquinone and potent vitamin C in one comprehensive package. So you don't have to spend time and money piecing together the components you need to ensure your young skin stays that way.

The Obagi-C Rx System addresses all the needs of young skin by:
  • Correcting hyperpigmentation (discoloration)-evens skin tone and enhances color uniformity-by regulating the production of the cells responsible for pigment in your skin

  • Promoting skin cell turnover through gentle exfoliation to expose more glowing, healthy skin

  • Preventing future skin cell damage by neutralizing free radicals and protecting the skin from UVA (aging) rays and UVB (burning rays)
Obagi Blue Peel System is a peel performed in conjunction with the Obagi Nu-Derm System. Unlike common alpha-hydroxy peels or at-home procedures, the Obagi Blue Peel puts control of your treatment in professional hands. The Obagi Blue Peel uses Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) as the active ingredient mixed with the patented Blue Base from Obagi.

Professional-C Serums are potent vitamin C serums for maximum daily antioxidant protection. Using advanced scientific formulas developed and tested by leading Vitamin C experts, Obagi Professional-C Serums offer maximum daily antioxidant protection and greater penetration than other Vitamin C products. The greater the penetration, the greater the antioxidant benefit to your skin. Obagi uses stabilized ascorbic acid - the only form of Vitamin C that can be effectively absorbed by the skin. We offer four concentrations and apply the one that's right for your skin.

Vitamin C neutralizes free radicals to prevent skin cell damage. Professional strength Vitamin C can give your skin the superior protection it needs to:
  • Prevent premature signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles

  • Protect against future damage

  • Stimulate collagen production for firmer, more resilient skin

  • Lighten and brighten skin for more even tone
Obagi CLENZIderm M.D.: This three-step, prescription-strength acne therapeutic system and is the only acne treatment that contains a special liquefied form of benzoyl peroxide that is 1/10,000 the size of any other benzoyl peroxide available, and is clinically proven to penetrate more deeply and effectively than leading prescription benzoyl peroxide products. This Rx-strength treatment instantly penetrates the pores and begins reducing acne below the skin's surface, providing a clearer complexion in as early as 2 weeks.

Obagi ELASTIderm Eye Treatment: ELASTIderm is not a moisturizer; it contains a revolutionary bi-mineral complex called Copper Zinc Malonate which has been clinically proven to help restore elasticity and build collagen around the eyes to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Obagi ELASTIderm Décolletage one of a kind therapy that really works to restore healthy, young-looking skin on your delicate chest and neck.


BABOR:

Intelligent Skin Care Meets the 21st Century

The BABOR brand stands for top-quality cosmetics that combine state-of-the art scientific knowledge and effective natural formulations. Offering unique products are based on precious ingredients - for the most part of natural origin. They are extremely well tolerated by the skin and promote a sense of well-being.

BABOR offers an outstanding professional skincare product line that combines tradition with state-of the art research - to boost the health and appearance of your skin.

Discover BABOR's holistic philosophy of beauty at first hand with individual exclusive treatments for unique moments of indulgence. Babor Products are:
  • The leading brand in the most exclusive spas and premier cosmetic institutes worldwide

  • Individual, holistic skincare treatments

  • Top-quality, innovative skincare systems and products that have proven to be highly effective
BABOR products are available exclusively from your aesthetician - for the simple reason that professional beauty treatments are best provided by the real experts:

BABOR's SKIN CARE SYSTEM GOLD provides an absolute gold standard in individual care. The combination of valuable natural active ingredients and modern science creates a range of solutions that lend new radiance to your skin.

BABOR CLEANSING is the best preparation for any subsequent treatments with BABOR skincare products, because only perfectly cleansed skin can absorb the vital nutrients that it needs.

Enjoy the unique BABOR bi-phase cleansing with with HY-ÖL® & phytoactive, for the feel-good sensation of really clean skin and luxurious skincare.
  • HY-ÖL® & Phytoactive Base: A relaxed, clean sensation for dry skin.

  • HY-ÖL® & Phytoactive Combination: A balancing, clean sensation for oily or combination
BABOR HIGH SKIN REFINER HSR®. The luxury lifting range that gives skin new lasting vitality for a more youthful appearance. This unique HSR® Lifting Complex contains effective anti-aging active ingredients with an innovative 4-fold lifting effect:
  • Instantly minimizes the tracks of time, leaving skin intensively moisturized and toned.

  • Visibly enhances the elasticity of the skin, and stimulates cell regeneration.

  • Safeguards your skin against free radicals and harmful environmental influences.

  • Prevents the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.
BABOR SENSATIONAL EYES retains the beauty of the delicate eye area:
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles

  • Protects against light-induced aging

  • Improves elasticity, banishes tiredness

  • Leaves the eye area looking smoother, and more youthfully radiant
BABOR SEA-TELLIGENT COMPLEX: A world-exclusive experience for eternally beautiful skin. For the first time ever, an intelligent active ingredient protects the beauty of your skin. Cell energy is increased to the highest level, and the natural ageing process is virtually reversed - for beauty that is timeless.

SeaCreation Cream: the world-exclusive event for beautiful skin. For the first time ever, thermophilus, an intelligent active ingredient embedded in the SEA-TELLIGENT COMPLEX of pearl proteins and sea silk, protects the beauty of the skin and literally reverses the aging process. Test results revealed a 28% increase in free radical protection, after just one application, 40% improvement in moisture content in 7 days, 29% reduction in wrinkle depth after 14 days use and a 26% increase in skin elasticity after 21 days use.

SeaCreation Concentrate: Babor's new smart crčme, defends against free-radicals at the cellular level, utilizing thermophilus, a biologically active ingredient harvested from 7500 feet below sea level. Seven years of testing revealed a 28% improvement in free-radical protection after just one application, 24% wrinkle-depth reduction in 7 days and a 44% moisture content increase in only 21 days use.

BABOR's BODY CARE SYSTEM

Wellness by Nature - natural, effective skin care goes hand-in-hand with soothing treatments designed to pamper your senses. Experience the BABOR Spa philosophy. Treat yourself to a unique feel-good experience that will show off your natural beauty to perfection.

Sanus per aquam - health through water. That is the secret of natural beauty. Comprehensive research and 50 years of experience are incorporated into the BODY LINE THERMAL wellness range. For intensive skincare the natural way.

Newly researched, natural active ingredients unique to BABOR ensure an exceptionally intensive skincare experience.

All BODY LINE THERMAL products contain the natural, anti-aging wonder-workers that keep your body youthful: micronized zeolite and extracts of elsberry as well as thermal spring water from Aachen.

Feel the power of nature on your skin.


HYLUNIA:

It has been known for many years that free radical/DNA damage leads to premature aging and can potentially lead to cancer. A five year study conducted by a respected dermatologist and published in The Journal of The American Academy Of Dermatology linked contact dermatitis (inflammation) to fragrance/parfum, parabens, lanolin and its derivatives, dyes and propylene glycol. Hylunia products have been chosen by The Aesthetic Women's Institute, PL because they offer products that are safe, effective and free of all irritants.

Since 1988, Hylunia has grown to be the trusted skin care brand used by physicians and exclusive spas around the world because of the unique anti-inflammatory properties of their products, which calm and soothe the skin and reduce the impact of environmental stress and sensitivity.

FOR PATIENTS WITH SENSITIVE SKIN

All Hylunia Products are specially formulated and have been selected for use in The Aesthetic Women's Institute, PL due to their extreme attention to caring properly for those with sensitive skin. They are dedicated to researching and developing skincare products that minimize irritation, inflammation and free radical damage. Hylunia uses only the safest and purest United States Pharmaceutical grade and natural organic ingredients, specifically formulated to minimize irritation and inflammation at both clinical and sub-clinical levels. Hylunia products are ideal for all ages and skin types, especially those with sensitive skin.

As genuine sensitive skin specialists, Hylunia provides products that are exclusively:

Free of Preservatives:
Preservatives such as parabens (methyl, ethyl, propyl and butylparaben) are found in 95% of all personal care products and account for 27% of contact dermatitis. Parabens mimic estrogen which some scientists believe may be linked to breast cancer. Parabens also contribute to lowered sperm count, lowered testosterone levels, testicular atrophy, infertility, increased testicular cancer, and undescended testes. Hylunia only uses natural ingredients to preserve product integrity and extend shelf life.

Free of Endocrine Disruptors:
Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that mimic or block hormones, which can result in DNA alternation and mutation. Endocrine disruptors include dioxin, tricoslan (anti-bacterial agent), resorcinol (found in chemical peels and hair dyes), PCBs, phthalates and preservatives such as parabens (methyl, ethyl, butyl and propyl).

Free of Potential Carcinogens:
Human and animal scientific studies have demonstrated that certain ingredients can be potentially cancerous (alone or by indirectly reacting with other ingredients). These include diethanolamine (DEA), ethoxylated surfactants such as laureth and polysorbate (ethylene oxide and dioxane), various D&C and FD&C dyes, petroleum solvents, hydroquinone (skin lightening ingredient) and talc.

Free of Genotoxins and Neurotoxins:
Genotoxins are chemical compounds that are capable of causing genetic mutation and DNA alteration which contributes to the development of tumors. Some ingredients in skin care products are known to be genotoxic, such as formaldehyde (preservative) and ethylene oxide (found in cleansers). Neurotoxins include heavy metals such as arsenic, lead and mercury (traditionally found in clay/mud/volcanic masks).

Free of Fragrance and Parfum:
Fragrance accounts for 30% of contact dermatitis. Inflammation created by fragrance slows the wound healing process. Additionally, almost 5,000 chemicals used in fragrance can react with other ingredients present in skin care products to become indirect carcinogens and act as an allergen.

Free of Lanolin:
Lanolin accounts for 5% of contact dermatitis. In addition, lanolin, derived from sheep, can be an endocrine disruptor because carcinogens such as Dioxane and DDT may be present in the grass that the sheep ingest.

Free of Propylene Glycol:
Propylene Glycol, a known allergen, accounts for 5% of contact dermatitis and inflammation.

Free of Alcohol:
Alcohol dries and irritates the skin which causes inflammation. Also, alcohol dissolves the lipid barrier, resulting in severe dryness and itching.

Free of Dyes:
Dyes are organic compounds and known to be carcinogenic (D&C and FD&C dyes). Continuous use may cause irritation, inflammation and free radical damage.

Free of Animal and Human Derived Ingredients:
Many skin care companies use animal and human derived ingredients such as collagen peptides, elastin, growth factors, pancreatic enzymes and human fibroblast media which need high percentages of preservatives to extend shelf life and fragrance to mask the unpleasant odor. As a result, animal and human derived ingredients can cause irritation to the skin and counteract the intended benefits. Hylunia is an Ayurvedic company and uses only natural, pharmaceutical (USP, NF) grade and organically grown ingredients.

Hylunia Products incorporate the finest anti-inflammatory ingredients in its compounds, including:

Hyaluronic Acid
In 1988, Hylunia was the first and only company to base an entire skin care product line around the proven properties of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), the most powerful humectant known.

Technically called sodium hyaluronate derived from sugar beets, soy or yeast cells and a powerful humectant that regulates the level of hydration of skin. Hyaluronic Acid is extremely hydroscopic and binds water in the interstitial spaces between skin cells, forming a gel-like substance which holds the cells together. Holding 1000 times its weight in water, Hyaluronic Acid is a natural key component of the dermis. It effectively binds water to cells and is responsible for the elasticity and resiliency of the skin. According to Dr. Brian Jegasothy, M.D., former Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh: "Hyaluronic Acid is possibly the most effective topical humectant currently available: more effective in its water retention properties than glycerin, sorbitol, collagen, etc. In addition, its ability to associate with lipids in skin surface membranes greatly enhances its ability to deliver its retained water and enriches its property by reducing transepidermal water loss. Thus the characteristics of Hyaluronic Acid are vital ingredients in a skin care line for its exceptional efficacy."

In addition to using the highest pharmaceutical concentration of Hyaluronic Acid available, Hylunia also utilizes the sea plant Padina Pavonica to assist the body's natural hyaluronic acid production and epidermal cohesion.

Colloidal Silver
Colloidal Silver was described as "the best all-around germ fighter," by research scientists back in the late 1970's. The antiseptic and preservative power of colloidal silver has been well proven for decades, especially for burn wounds. Acting as a catalyst, it supports the destruction of enzymes required for the metabolism of bacteria, viruses and fungi. Compared to standard antibiotics, Colloidal Silver has been shown to destroy several hundred different microbial strains. Traditionally, single antibiotics may be effective against as few as a half-dozen different strains of bacteria.

Pumpkin Seed Peptide
Cucurbitine, a plant peptide extracted from pumpkin seed, minimizes the inflammatory process that contributes to the aging of the skin. When the skin is exposed to irritating skin care ingredients or to the sun's UV rays, the mast cells defensively convert histidine to histamine. The plant peptide cucurbitine minimizes this conversion. Pumpkin seed extract also prevents the conversion of phospholipids, archidonic acid, prostoglandins and leucotriens in the cell membrane which cause inflammation.

Plant Peptides
Saccharomyces/Copper ferment peptide promotes wound healing and firms and rejuvenates the skin. Saccharomyces/Manganese ferment protects against oxidative stress. Saccharomyces/Selenium ferment peptide is an anti-aging ingredient that protects against lipid peroxidation and boosts SPF. Saccharomyces/Silicon ferment peptide is important for maintaining skin tightness. Saccharomyces/Zinc ferment peptide firms and rejuvenates skin and promotes wound healing

Grape Seed Extract
This bioflavonoid is 50 times stronger than Vitamin E and 20 times stronger than Vitamin C in its antioxidant properties. It is also known to strengthen the capillaries for those with telangiectasia, or (couperose skin). Taken internally for over 20 years in Europe, this ingredient minimizes the cytotoxicity induced by free radicals and UV radiation, and also reduces lipid peroxidation. Grape seed extract helps fight against redness of the skin due to rosacea and atopic contact dermatitis.

Centipeda Cunninghamii Extract
For thousands of years, the Aborigines used this aromatic, perennial herb cultivated in the wetlands of Australia for its remarkable anti-bacterial and healing properties. This extraordinary botanical extract from the Daisy family demonstrates outstanding results for its distinct ability to reduce inflammation, promote cell regeneration, and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This extract is also known to have three thousand times the anti-inflammatory properties of aspirin.

Turmeric Concentrate
Turmeric has been used in India and Asia for thousands of years. It is well known for its anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties and is presently being studied in cancer research. This bio-protectant neutralizes free radicals and ultra violet radiation (UV) damage. Gentle hydrogenation of the turmeric removes the typical yellow color so that a high percentage of turmeric can be incorporated into our products without staining the skin. Studies show that properties of this version are the same as the cucumoroid of the turmeric.

Arnica Montana
This perennial herb is indigenous to the mountains of Central Europe. Arnica Montana has a long history as a remedy herb, notably for the healing of wounds. It is respected in the medical community for its powerful antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties and recognized for its distinct ability to minimize bruising as well as assisting in the prevention of infection.

Calendula
This lively yellow blossom is respected for its apparent ability to minimize skin disorders and ease inflammation.

Hylunia's sister company, Hymed, is also utilized by The Aesthetic Women's Institute, PL and offers products exclusively for physicians and is also free of all potential irritants.


HYMED:

The Hymed Group is a global marketer and manufacturer of natural, innovative products that utilize collagen and glycosaminoglycan chemistry, with applications in wound care and tissue protection. Their products feature chondroprotective agents, which are natural substances that support or enhance the connective tissue matrix and, as such, are found in the chemical composition of connective tissue and soft tissue. These highly specialized products are prescribed by The Aesthetic Women's Institute, PL for patients in need of highly effective wound care.


SKIN FITNESS:

Just as your body needs supplemental minerals and vitamins, Skin Fitness provides your skin with essential daily nutrients. Unlike commercial products containing chemical additives that are often harmful to your skin, our therapeutic treatments combine the purity and potency of nature's healing agents. Skin Fitness effectively stimulates and redefines your skin with the finest of all natural ingredients and ultra concentrated formulas. With our commitment to creating a healthy youthful appearance Skin Fitness provides you with 'Back to Basic' nutrition for your skin.

The Aesthetic Women's Institute, PL has chosen and utilizes Skin Fitness' full line of products, including:

Body & Massage Therapy
Cellular Repair Therapy
Cleansing Therapy
Eye Therapy
Gentle Exfoliation Products
Masques
Moisturizing Therapy & Sun Protection
Red Wine Therapy
Skin Fitness Treatments/Circuit Peels
Target Therapy Serums
Toning Therapy