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Essentials for Glowing Skin

Effective Ingredients and Simple, Results-Driven Steps

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The need to avoid harsh chemicals in favor of naturally soothing ingredients on skin is clear to Holly Cutler, creator of The Skin Saint™ product line, which is free of problematic components such as parabens, sulfates and formaldehyde. She is the owner of FACE Skincare~Medical~Wellness spa, located–along with husband Dr. Doug Cutler's Cutler Integrative Medicine–in Bingham Farms, MI.

“Healthy-looking skin starts with products that are formulated with clean, effective ingredients then met with results-driven essentials that hydrate, refresh and rejuvenate,” Cutler says. “The three most important ingredients are retinol, glycolic acid and niacinamide.”

Retinol is more commonly known as topical vitamin A. “It reduces the appearance and occurrence of fine lines and wrinkles, stimulates cellular regeneration and improves the overall skin tone,” Cutler explains. “In addition, it’s a 'cell communicating’ ingredient. This means to 'talk’ to skin cells and encourage healthier, younger cells to make their way to the surface of the skin.”

Glycolic acid
The grit of sugar has an exfoliant effect, and the same is true of this sugar cane derivative. “It's a water soluble acid and an ingredient that increases luminosity of the skin because it exfoliates the outermost dead layer of the skin, which is called the stratum corneum, to reveal healthier, fresher skin. Studies show that our form of pure medical grade glycolic acid is up to 60% better at increasing skin cell renewal,” Cutler says.

Among the numerous forms of B vitamins, this form of vitamin B3 helps reduce spots and blotches as well as wrinkles. “The overall effect is a brighter and more youthful glow,” says Cutler.

Don’t forget…
"Although the ingredients of one’s skin care routine are critical," adds Cutler "consistently doing exfoliation and cell turnover helps ensure glowing skin–despite aging and the changing seasons. By spending one minute in the morning and again at night on these simple steps, you can delay aging significantly.”

For more information, contact Holly Cutler at 248-663-0131 or visit her website at:

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