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How to Stay Hydrated During the Cold Weather

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Ready for winter? Here are five steps you can take to stay hydrated during the cold weather this season!

 

Drink plenty of water

It can be easy to forget to drink water during the winter months. We simply don’t feel as thirsty without the heat! Often, we don’t notice that we have allowed ourselves to get dehydrated until we start seeing physical symptoms, such as chapped lips, brain fog, muscle cramps, and sluggish digestion. Staying in a dehydrated state while it’s cold and you are not getting as much vitamin D from the sun also contributes to a weakened immune system. If the thought of chugging cups full of cold water during the winter is not appealing to you, that’s ok, you have other options! Try drinking room temperature water, or even hot water (as herbal tea or with added lemon for flavor). As much as we hope that it would, coffee doesn’t fit into this category, unfortunately, since caffeine is a dehydrator.

 

Eat hydrating foods

You can add hydrating foods to your diet during the winter to help. Soup is a great option, as it combines the hydration of a nourishing broth with the comfort of a warm, filling meal!

 

Use a rich moisturizer

Our faces are not the only skin that feels the effects of the cold air! To lock in as much moisture as possible to your skin, try using a rich moisturizer all over your body while your skin is still damp from a shower. Our Isoflavonia body lotion is the perfect choice to retain and add moisture where your skin needs it most. For your face, try our Night Replenisher to help replenish lipids in your skin as you sleep.

 

Look for extra hydrating ingredients in your skincare, such as hyaluronic acid, glycerin, ceramides, urea, panthenol.

Hyaluronic acid is one of the most powerful hydrating ingredients in skincare. It acts like a sponge, holding moisture molecules in the skin for a long period of time, keeping you hydrated all day long! Because the molecules are smaller and lighter, hyaluronic acid works best when it is used directly against the skin for optimal absorption and then sealed with a heavier moisturizer.

 

Keep a humidifier going

The dry and often stagnant air from central air furnaces takes a toll on our skin during the winter! We can combat this by keeping a humidifier going in our homes or offices. If space is an issue, you can get personal-sized humidifiers that are perfect for smaller office spaces!

 

Avoid super hot showers

Hot water can diminish your skin’s natural barrier and cause it to lose hydration and natural oils. This tip is tough to implement since there is nothing better than a long, hot bath on a cold day, but I promise, it makes a difference! If you are like me and simply can’t give up baths, try sticking to no more than once a week to give your skin a chance to replenish its natural oils in between.

 

By implementing even one or two of these tips, you can be confident that your skin will stay as happy and healthy as possible all winter long!

 

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What Makes Janssen Stand Out from The Competition

Posted by Matthew Eng on

Are you ready for the best skin of your life? Welcome to Janssen Professional skincare! Established in Germany in 1997, Janssen is a family-owned company that has been built with the vision of creating the best skincare products on the market.  In fact, Janssen Cosmetics was awarded the German Brand Award in 2020 for creating products that go beyond superficial skin improvement and producing tangible results for our customers. What makes this German skincare company stand out from the competition? Here are just a few reasons worth highlighting:

 

  • Janssen Cosmetics has a leading edge in cosmeceuticals. We believe that everyone has unique skincare needs, and our goal is to strive to address as many as possible. Cosmeceuticals are a beautiful combination of pharmaceutical and cosmetic active ingredients that go beyond superficial skin treatments to achieve the immediate and long-term results you are looking for! Our line of luxury skincare products focuses primarily on delivering the most nourishing ingredients in a collection that is optimally tailored to different skin types. There really is something for everyone at Janssen Cosmetics!

 

  • Janssen Cosmetics places the highest value on producing quality, safe products. All of our ingredients are vegan and ethically sourced and extracted, and every step of the process is meticulously monitored and controlled. Janssen Cosmetics works in close cooperation with leading dermatologists and cosmetic laboratories to create products that use safe, effective active ingredients for every type of skin, including sensitive skin. Some of the incredible ingredients you will find in our skincare are:

 

  • triazine derivative to filter UVB rays and promote suppleness
  • oat extract to visibly lift the skin
  • hyaluronic acid to hydrate and retain moisture
  • macadamia nut oil to smooth and hydrate skin
  • vitamin A to speed up your skin’s renewal
  • red clover extract to firm your skin
  • vitamin C to brighten and tone your skin
  • and so many more! You can read the ingredients in each product in their product description. Discover all of our collections here! No matter what your skin concerns are, you are sure to find the perfect system for you.

 

  • Janssen Cosmetics uses concentrated power in the smallest form. Our remarkable ampoules show that incredible things can come in small packages! The award-winning vials contain nine unique formulas to deliver the extraordinary active ingredients to the deeper layers of your skin. We have combined the best ingredients so that you see lasting results in the least amount of time possible! Our formulas combine the best of science and nature to tighten and firm the skin, moisturize, and deliver a dose of elastin-stimulating peptides, all in a simple 2 ml ampoule!

 

 

At Janssen Cosmetics, we aim to beautify your life and help you create luxurious spa-like experiences right at home. We are proud of the system we have developed for scientifically-based skincare, professional-grade cosmetics and to be active in over 80 countries around the world!

 

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Janssen Collections for Fabulous Fall Skin

Posted by Matthew Eng on

Much too soon, summer is waving goodbye as the sweaters and pumpkin treats make their appearance once again. As the humidity dips in the air, this is the perfect time to start preparing your skin for the harsher winter months. Drier air means that the outer layer of your skin can get damaged more easily, but there are a few things you can do to keep it balanced as the weather shifts. Remember, a little bit of prevention goes a long way!

 

  1. Gentle exfoliation. While very important and effective when used properly, it can be tempting to over-exfoliate as skin shows more signs of dryness. There are two types of exfoliation: physical and chemical. Whichever one you use, make sure to be gentle so that you just remove the very top layer of dead skin cells. Aggressive exfoliation can lead to micro-abrasions in your skin that leave it open to bacteria and other irritants. For physical exfoliation, try our Intensive Face Scrub, made with finely ground peach granules. For chemical exfoliation, try our Brightening Exfoliator or our Skin Refining Enzyme Peel.

 

  1. Hydration. When the winds pick up, the furnaces kick on and the wood stoves are lit. Cozy fall is right around the corner! Unfortunately, the wind and dry heat also suck the moisture from our skin so much faster! Stay ahead of the game by switching to a richer moisturizer now. For more mature skin, try our Rich Recovery Cream, and for more sensitive skin, try the Night Replenisher. For the ultimate luxurious experience, try our Night Cream, with colloidal platinum, silk acacia extract, lipid complex and more. We promise you will feel pampered and immediately refreshed!

 

  1. Don’t slow down on sunscreen. Just because the sun is filtered through the beautiful yellow and orange trees instead of beaming down on us with the summertime intensity doesn’t mean that it is doing any less damage to our skin. Sun protection is just as important in the fall (and winter!) as it is during the summer months. Our Face Guard uses a mineral shield rather than a chemical sunscreen to protect your skin from the harsh UV rays, no matter what time of year it is.

 

  1. Take extra care with certain areas. Some skin is thinner and more sensitive, such as the skin under our eyes, on our eyelids, and our lips. Look for products that are specially made for these areas, and that focus on hydration! Try our Rich Eye Contour Cream around the delicate eye area. With oat extract, macadamia nut oil, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin A, this lightweight cream works hard to hydrate all day or all night long! Our Tricare Eye Cream shares those benefits, but is also formulated for mature skin, and contains ingredients that help combat fine lines and wrinkles.

 

With the right care, and a couple of easy prevention steps, you can assure that your skin will enjoy the fall season as much as you do!

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Professional Grade Cosmetics Vs. Standard Cosmetics

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There are those who prefer to purchase all of their cosmetic needs exclusively from dermatologists and renown aestheticians. Then there are some who would prefer to purchase what they need at drug or department stores at a fraction of the price. Whatever you may prefer, there is a broad difference between what standard cosmetics brands offer and what is deemed professional grade.

Wherever you shop, one can find an endless array of cosmetics to meet whatever need there is. Whether you are seeking a quick fix or something more beneficial for the skin, you can become a more savvy shopper by knowing these key differences in professional grade cosmetics and their standard counterparts so that you can look and feel your best.

 

Professional Grade Higher Standards

When it comes to seeking out the best skincare or makeup, ingredients reign supreme to give your skin the best. Since most skincare is worn all day long and night, it only makes sense that healthy, beneficial ingredients that feed the skin will provide vitality and nourish.  Professional grade products typically mean that the products are held to a higher standard and are typically found in your dermatologist office or spas. professional grade is unbeatable as more money is spent on research of ingredients, rather than marketing a name.

Natural ingredients, such as jojoba oils, vitamin C and minerals help to feed the skin while enabling it to breathe, unlike some products that are full of fillers that block pores and cause skin conditions such as blackheads and acne, as found in many standard products.. This is not to say that every professional grade skin care line out there is natural, as some only boast their name and won’t necessarily deliver as promised, but a good quality brand, such as our Janssen Cosmetics line, speaks for itself- sleek and simple, yet big on natural and dermatologically-tested ingredients that impart very effective results.

 

Pros and Cons of Standard Brands

Although professional grade cosmetics containing naturally-derived ingredients with scientifically backed research has its merits, there is something to be said about drugstore brands, especially for those on a budget or who don’t necessarily care for the  latest and greatest thing on the market. However, drugstore and department store  brands don’t always live up to their promise. For one, standard brands are typically market driven and will constantly change, depending on the latest and greatest trend.

While standard brands may look beautiful  in their packaging and smell wonderful, the benefits are sometimes few, lending very little results. These products also tend to contain ingredients that do not feed the skin, but are filled with artificial ingredients that act as fillers that may harm the skin. If you have sensitive skin, you may notice that standard products may irritate the skin.

Another drawback to standard cosmetics is their one-size-fits-all approach. Unlike a dermatologist or med spa esthetician who may examine your skin and make recommendations based on your needs, standard brands aren’t customizable. Asking a skincare consultant at a department store for advice, while useful, is not always as in-depth as something who can take a closer glance and offer products that will help with their own specific needs.

While professional grade cosmetics are typically pricier, the money goes further than with standard cosmetics. Not only are you paying for something that will help your skin further down  the road, but money well spent on professional grade products will actually spread further than paying for product after product, seeking out the one thing that will improve your skin. While both have their merits, it’s important to think long term if you want the skin of your dreams.

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