Thursday, March 24, 2011

Taking a class is not the same as having some...

I’m gonna be so PURDY!

All right - I mentioned that I would be taking a skin care class on Monday night, right?  No, maybe not; I’m such a scatterbrain sometimes!  Well, I did go, and had a really good time learning about a very nice skincare line called Bioelements.  

I had certainly heard of them before, but since the school I attended (Gill Tech Academy) works closely with the Dermalogica educators, we were taught the Dermalogica Way and techniques, and encouraged to delve even deeper into their specialized education if we had further interest.  I like the Derm brand, but I am really nosy!  I wanted to see what was different, special, and maybe even better about Bioelements.  The class was at a beautiful local salon called Samsarah, and it’s the best experience you’ve never heard about in Appleton!

Here’s a disclaimer:  The same woman who helped me learn about Dermalogica at the school  

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is also a practicing aesthetician, licensed massage therapist, and now a Learning Coach for Bioelements.  She has spoken highly of the line since I’ve known her, and when a class became available with her, I jumped at it.  I was not compensated for this post, and paid for the class just like everyone else.

First off, the class was very small, with 6 of us in attendance.  Ann was able to address each of our skin concerns directly, and help us locate the right products for our desired results.  She walked us through an entire facial, letting us try whatever was appropriate.  She also explained the ingredients of what we used ~ the active ingredients that give us the results, and the inactive ones that make or break the experience, like fragrance and texture enhancers.  Bioelements stays as close to nature as possible, and as a result, there is much less of a chance for an allergic reaction.  Some of the active ingredients are pretty strong, which is what gives the excellent results, but it’s a very good idea to consult with a skincare expert so that you don’t exceed what your skin can handle.
We went through cleansing, toning, exfoliating, a mask, moisturizing, and target area (eye) cream application.  Although it would be wonderful to be able to do all of those every single day, it is often not possible, so Ann stresses that it is necessary at a minimum to Cleanse, Tone, and Moisturize in order to keep your skin in it’s best shape.
I found two new products that I will invest in and give a prolonged try.  As y’all know, my cheapness is overruled by my lust for quality beauty products (although I do shop the sales, and as a professional, I get a really good discount on things like this).  
Flash Foam Cleanser

  • Instantly dissolves dirt, dead cells and makeup
  • Provides mild daily exfoliation
  • Leaves skin smooth, soft and refreshed
  • Acts as an exfoliating 'booster'


  • Helps purge pores of their impurities
  • Smoothes and brightens
  • Uncovers fresh, revitalized and clearer skin
My skin is weird for my age.  I’m still oily, and have breakouts like crazy.  Both of these products are good for those issues AND the incipient wrinkles that are trying to sneak up on me!

Any new skincare product or line needs a commitment, too.  You have to be able to stick with it for 4-6-8 weeks to see the best results, since it’s often a cellular change that makes all the difference, and those don’t happen overnight.

As I try these out, I'll keep you posted on my results.  I also have a peel in my near future- D will be my assistant in documenting just how much improvement can be had, as well as what one has to go through in order to get it!

Have a great day, everyone!

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