When the external is supported by the internal, your results can be dramatic!

Supplements can be used to compiment the overall skin care golas.

Some of the main supplements that I would recommend, would be HA’s, Vitamin A, Collagen Peptides, Biotin, and Vitamin C

Lets start with the HA’s Hyaluronic Acid,  HA exists in our skin and joints, and is a key factor for skin hydration!

Biotin is a great supplement for your skin, hair , and nails. It strengthens.

Collegen is the super supplement which increases the bodies own collagen and elastin production which approves the overall skin appearance.

Vitamin C is great because it boosts the immune system, hydrates the skin,  and helps to get rid of free radical damage.

Here are some big ingredients to look for when you are shopping for skin care! Check us out on www.remi-d.com

ALGAE PEPTIDES: Moisturizing complex from sea algae. This nutrient enriched extract contains the amino acid Hydroxyproline, the building block of collagen. Application of Algae Peptides makes skin grow its own collagen at a faster rate.


ALLATONIN Allantoin is a natural soothing, anti-irritant, and skin protectant that increases the water content of the extracellular matrix which provides structural support to cells and is an important part of connective tissue. Allantoin also increases the smoothness of the skin; promotes cell replication; and promotes the healing of wounds, burns, and scars. It is added to skin care products for its moisturizing effect as well as its ability to cause the outer layer of dead skin cells to loosen and shed.


ALOE: A rich emollient containing hundreds of enzymes and vitamins. Known to promote healing of skin due to its effective cellular renewal properties.


ALPHA LIPOLIC ACID: 400 times the strength of vitamin C, the particle of this anti-oxidant is small enough to penetrate to the mitochondria of the cell. Protecting the inside of the cell where the cell’s energy is produced.


ALPHA ARBUTIN- Arbutin a glycosylated Hydroquinone extracted from bearberry plant. It inhibits tyroniese and thus prevents the formation of melanin. Arbutin is therefore used as a skin-lightening agent.


ARGIRELINE: A hexapeptide that reduces the depth of wrinkles caused by facial expression, especially around the eyes and across the forehead.


ARNICA: An anti-bacterial ingredient that is renowned for its anti-inflammatory properties.


BISABOLOL It has been used for hundreds of years because of its perceived skin healing properties. Bisabolol is known to have anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. Bisabolol is also demonstrated to enhance the percutaneous absorption of certain molecules.


CARNOSINE there are many great qualities of Carnosine,  When is comes to clinical skin care Carnosine stabilizes and protects cell membranes, helping to protect the cells from harmful free radicals. Carnosine also protects healthy cells from radiation damage.


COLHIBIN: Derived from rice protein, this unique ingredient prevents collagen breakdown, delaying aging of skin.


CERAMIDES a family of lipid molecules. A ceramide is composed of sphingosine and a fatty acid. Ceramides are found in high concentrations within the cell membrane of cells.Ceramides greatly improve the skins ability to retain moisture.


COPPER: Stimulated enzymes to help build new elastin and collagen. Also aids in the production of Keratin in the epidermis, which leads to improved texture of the skin.


CHAMOMILE chamomile contains flavonoid and essential oils that possess significant anti-inflammatory and anti-allergy activity it is used in skin care products as an emollient while providing anti-inflammatory benefits.
CITRIC ACID Citric acid is an alpha hydroxy acid and used as an active ingredient in chemical peels.


CUCUMBER FRUIT EXTRACT This extract has been cultivated in Western Asia for over 3,000 years, and is widely used in skin care for its skin conditioning properties and as an emollient.


DMAE (Dimethylaminoethanol): Topical agent that can help firm sagging skin when applied by thickening muscle mass.


ELHIBIN: Soy protein that prevents elastin breakdown. Topical application is shown to improve elasticity of skin.


GLYCOLIC ACID: Exfoliator that removes dead cell surface, clearing away debris that accentuates fine lines and wrinkles. Glycolic Acid will also minimize the appearance of pores.


GREEN TEA EXTRACT: Anti-oxidant that helps protect cells against free radical damage. Many studies have shown that Green Tea Extract has been shown to prevent melanoma.


GINGER OIL Ginger is detoxifying and stimulates the circulation. The improved circulation delivers more oxygen and nutrients to the skin which improves its appearance. Antioxidant ginger also prevents damage from free radicals. Ginger will also improve the elasticity of the skin so it appears more firm and youthful.


HYALURONIC ACID: Collagen and elastin supporter, this is a natural component of the skin. Hyaluronic Acid has the ability to hold 1000 times its weight in water, it will help skin maintain necessary moisture levels.


HYDROQUINONE Hydroquinone is the standard ingredient for skin lightening treatments. It is considered one of the most effective treatments for hyperpigmentation, including age spots, melasma, sun damage and other discolorations


JOJOBA SEED OIL Jojoba (pronounced ho-HO-ba) is a botanical extract of the seed of the jojoba tree (Simmondsia chinenis). This seed oil is the most similar to human skin oil (sebum) we can get. It is theorized that applying jojoba to the skin can “trick” the skin into thinking it is producing enough oil, thus balancing oil production. Jojoba oil is non-comedogenic


KOJIC ACID Kojic acid is a derivative of Japanese fungi that is mainly used skin whitening agents, kojic acid is a safe, non-toxic agent that prevents pigment coloration, due to environmental exposure.


LACTIC ACID: An exfoliator that helps reduce wrinkles by speeding cell turn over. By using Lactic Acid in our products new collagen and elastin will be stimulated increasing skin firmness and will leave the skin more vibrant and also improving overall texture.


LAVENDER OIL: A natural astringent that has anti-bacterial properties and will reduce inflammation and facial redness, this is a great ingredient for those suffering from Rosacea.


L-ASCORBIC ACID- The most potent form of Vitamin C.


MAGNESIUM ASPARATATE: Will help to re-mineralize and soothe the skin.


MALIC ACID protects skin from damaging free radicals.


MACADEMIA SEED OIL A high palmitoleic acid content makes macadamia nut oil very moisturizing. This acid is an antioxidant, which protects skin from drying out and thus prevents wrinkles and blemishes. macadamia nut oil is extracted and refined for a variety of commercial uses, mostly due to the moisture-retaining properties and acids.


PANTHENOL: A vitamin B Complex Factor. When Panthenol is applied it is converted to antithetic acid, which then becomes an important part of the compound Coenzyme A, which is important in cellular metabolism.


POLYPHENOLS and CAFFEIN: have been shown to block the formation of skin cancers.


RETINOL: Topical vitamin A, it is shown to increase cell turnover so dull surface cells are shed more quickly. Retinol thickens the epidermis, improves skin texture and elasticity and evens out skin tone.


SYN-AKE This synthetic Tripeptide mimics the effect of Waglerin-1. Which is a protein found in the venom of the Temple Viper (Tropidolaemus wagleri). It is shown to reduce wrinkles by relaxing muscle movement almost like botox.


SALACYLIC ACID Salicylic acid (sal acid) is a beta-hydroxy acid. The main reason sal acid is used for acne is because it is a ‘keratolytic.’ This means it breaks down and exfoliates dead skin cells. Sal acid is particularly good for the blocked pore (comedonal) type of acne because it penetrates the hair follicle and helps keep the pores from getting clogged.


TITANIUM DIOXIDE can scatter a broad spectrum of UV before it can enter the skin, blocking over 90% of the wrinkle causing UVA rays.


TYROSTAT:  is the most effective natural “bleaching” agent. It is an extract of Rumax, a northern Canadian shrub.


VITAMIN E- Vitamin E is beneficial because of its antioxidant activity, it is vital in protecting skin cells from ultra violet light, pollution, other elements that produce cell damaging free radicals.


VITAMIN B This ingredient is widely know for its ability to help the skin retain moisture and maintain a healthy glow. This ingredient is widely used in products for sensitive skin types.


VITAMIN C Vitamin C is widely known as the ingredient for the repair of sun damage. Vitamin C is amazing because of its ability to enhance the synthesis of collagen: a critically important skin protein that strengthens structural support and resilience of the skin. Vitamin C is also an extremely effective Antioxidant, which are a critical natural defense against “free radicals,” unstable molecules that age the skin


VITAMIN A See Retinol… 


WITCH HAZEL  is an extract from the leaves and bark of the North American shrub Hamamelis virginiana. Which Hazel is a potent natural astringent, it is also used as a moisturizer because it improves hydration of the stratum corneum, or outer skin layer, to reduce water loss from skin and to maintain skin softness and elasticity.


YUCCA VERA EXTRACT Yucca was considered of great value to the Southwestern American Indians who used it to treat skin disorders, skin disruptions and disease. It was used in salves and poultices for sores and inflammation. It has long been used as a treatment to purify the blood and as an antibacterial, anti-fungal ointment.


ZINK OXIDE: This ingredient is beneficial for the reduction of facial redness.

AHNFELTIOPSIS CONCINNA EXTRACT (APT-GPF):  Increases cellular turnover, skin firmness, elasticity, hydration, and superior skin smoothing properties.

Lipobelle Soyaglycone (Liposomal Genistein):  Increases biosynthesis of Collagen IV which is essential for the structural integrity and function of the basement membrane (Stratum Basale). Increases collagen growth over 50% and skin thickness by 20%.  Binds to estrogen receptors which then active collagen synthesis.  Inhibits Tyrosinase Kinase, the principle transcription factor involved in the breakdown of collagen.

Superox-C:  An amazing ingredient that not only stimulates collagen growth but also stimulates the growth of Hyaluronic Acid by 59% and Syndecan by 90%, which strengthens the skin matrix.

(PDDH):  A tripeptide, stimulates proteins Laminin V, Collagens IV, VII and XVII and Integrin.  These proteins play a vital role in the connecting and maintaining of the structure of the dermis and the epidermis of the skin to produce amazing visible results.

Hematite:  A mineral that stimulates collagen synthesis, the proteins that comprise our connective tissue, to tone and strengthen skin, resulting in a younger looking complexion.

Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil:  Powerful anti-oxidant.

Palmitoy Tripeptide-5:  Bio-active peptide, enhances collagen growth.   This also overrides the effects of Matrix Metalloproteinase Enzymes (MMP) that contribute to skin aging.

Sodium Hyaluronate:  A smaller sized molecule of Hyaluronic Acid, which is rapidly absorbed deep within your skin to hydrate.  Resulting in smoother, softer skin and a decrease of fine lines and wrinkles and an over-all appearance of fullness to your skin.


There are 5 stages of sleep,  Stages 3 and 4 are the most important stages and where the skin sees the most benefit. Stage 5 is the slow wave sleep stage and its about 35 minutes after you initially fall asleep. It is during this state of rest that the brain and muscle activity decrease, and the body starts to repair muscles and tissues. The body stimulates growth and development with growth hormones, boosts immunity, and builds energy in during this stage.

Here are some important factors that relate to sleep and your skin

Hormones: Sleep helps regulate your hormones, therefore a lack of sleep send critical hormones out of whack, to cause a host of skin and overall health issues.

Circulation: Proper circulation is needed for nourishment and detoxification, so if we lack sleep then this will slow down that process. Blood flow in the circulatory system delivers oxygen and nutrients to the cells.

Lymphatic Drainage: this is a vital component of the immune system and has 3 functions, which are to remove excess fluids from the body tissues, absorb fats and transport them to blood, and protects the body against disease. One third of a bodies lymph nodes are found on the face and neck. While we are sleeping the lymph system works at its optimal level, therefore if sleep is compromised we see such results as a build up of toxins and a swelling of the skin. Where it is most noticeable is puffiness in the face especially under the eyes. A build up of toxins in the face can show up as acne on the surface.

It is important to take care of your skin before bed because pollutants can build up on your face throughout the day. After first cleansing the skin a great product to use during the night would be a Vitamin A Cream

This is known as a skin normalizer and it helps to repair at night.

Skin During Pregnancy:

As many of us know, or have seen, skin during pregnancy is often associated with a healthy glow. This glow however is not absolute and is balanced by a long list of not always comfortable and not always beautiful side effects. Hormones during pregnancy can be extremely erratic which tends to have a negative impact on the skin, and can even worsen pre-existing skin conditions like rosacea, acne, or dermatitis. Pregnancy can also make skin reactive to ingredients that never previously had an effect on the skin , or even improve pre-existing conditions.

Pregnancy may promote healthier skin, hair, and nails but is often accompanied by acne, unwanted hair growth, hair thinning, exacerbated existing skin conditions, pigmentation, spider veins, and stretch marks.

Check out some great skin care products for pregnant or breast feeding women.   

There are so many cons to having oily skin, one of the biggest I can think of is Acne. But many people never knew this but there are some pros to having oily skin too! First oily skin provides a natual UV protection. Oily skin tends to burn less . Most importantly Oily skin is said to age slower. Because of the prolonged hydration that the oil provides people will see less wrinkles when it counts!  Lastly it is said that sebum delivers essential nutrients such as Vitamin E to the skin, which is an antioxidant that protects humans from free radicals.

Lets face it, our lives are busy, we work hard, we are always on the go, and we cant always eat as healthy as we might want to. The Convenience of unhealthy food is causing an epidemic of adult acne among both men and women. Diet has been linked to stimulating the sebaceous glands to produce more oil. More oil can mean more acne! So what do we need to do to REMI-D this? Part of having great skin is having a balanced diet full of healthy choices. First I would say you need to drink tons of water. Drinking lots of water will help to flush the impurities and toxins and help to renew the cells.  A diet rich in antioxidants will help balance the skin. The best place to find antioxidant is in your fruits and vegetables, so never skip the salad bar!

Did you know that stress can cause acne? When the body is under emotional stress, it produces an overabundance of hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline. Stress can also stimulate the sebaceous glands and produce more oil. It is important to stress less if you feel that your skin tends to break out when you are having one of those weeks!

While in their younger years, hormonal imbalances can really exasperate skin issues, caused by puberty.  Both boys and girls have increased male hormones called androgens that cause and signal the oil glands to mature. During this process we get an over production of sebum usually in the t-zone, chin, nose, and forehead. These condition usually ease after puberty, but can linger into adult hood.

Answer: You should never get a facial before a big event. 

with that being said the prelude to that question would be- what is the best way to prep my skin for an upcoming event. we recommend just taking it easy and sticking with your regular routine. There’s an understandable urge to kick your routine into overdrive in order to look your best, we have all done it, but the truth is that if your skin does well with its normal regimen then there’s no reason to risk upsetting it. what I do recommend is kicking your water intake into over drive. Avoid doing things that are going to dehydrate your skin. What dehydrates your skin? Sun exposure, tanning, alcohol consumption, etc. Eat healthy, get plenty of rest and Drink lots of water. We warn against getting a facial or doing anything extreme before a big event because your skin needs time to heal afterwards.

Answer: Using your hands to wash your face isn’t enough!

When discussing the ideal skincare routine we can’t stress enough the importance of exfoliation and deep cleansing! “Cleansing is the most important step of your routine. We have so many different types of cleansers each tailored for different skin types. what one should do is exfoliate without over-stripping the skin. You can do this by using the right cleanser and using either a toner or exfoliant cream just after. Exfoliating is going to help your skin care products and serums penetrate so much deeper and with more success. Many of our patients use a skin cleansing brush with their routine and we highly recommend this for a nice deep clean.  Cleansing is an extremly important step in your routine, so even using a washcloth would be an improvement over using your hands to wash your face.