Take care of Your Skin these Holidays

Five tips for minimizing the effects of summer party fever!

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When it comes to summer holiday fun, festive holiday occasions are a highlight in everyone’s diary. Whether it be the office year-end bash or spending time with family, late nights and a change in routine; it can leave your skin feeling as drained as your body. To make sure that you make the most of your holidays while keeping your healthy complexion, here are some tips from OPTIPHI®:

 

  1. Don’t compromise on your skincare routine

Late nights might make you feel tempted to skip your regular skincare routine which can cause breakouts and leave your skin feeling dry. Make sure that you don’t compromise on cleansing and moisturizing your skin, no matter what!

 

  1. Keep your skin hydrated

Alcohol, smoking and environmental elements easily dehydrate your skin. When we over indulge our skin suffers. Make sure that you replenish your skin with vital moisture, vitamins and minerals. This helps to restore skin density, support the structure of the skin, promote elasticity, activate collagen and replenish lost moisture.

 

  1. Make sure you get enough sleep

Lack of sleep causes our bodies to release the stress hormone cortisol, which breaks down collagen. A lack in collagen adds to the loss of skin firmness and elasticity. It may also makes your face look sallow and causes dark circles around the eyes. To target puffiness, dark circles and aging around the eyes try OPTIPHI® Eyesigns Activegel

 

  1. Ease redness and keep your complexion looking radiant

Skin stressors can leave your skin looking red and feeling uncomfortable. Frequent dips into a chlorinated pool can cause skin inflammation – but by all means cool off and enjoy the Summer weather just be sure to apply your OPTIPHI® Rejuvenating Revitaliser to replenish and revitalise your skin.

 

  1. Don’t forget to wear sunblock

Not only does the sun dehydrate the skin, it is one of the major causes of hyperpigmentation and premature aging. Even if you don’t plan to spend much time in the sun or will only be outdoors in the late afternoon, it’s very important to wear a sunscreen, such as the Protect the Canvas, daily & continuously re-apply every 2-3 hours.

 

Keep your skin looking and feeling as happy as you do

OPTIPHI® encourages you to enjoy your summer holidays without incurring unnecessary skin damage. Apply these summer skincare tips with OPTIPHI®‘s comprehensive range of products.

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OPTIPHI®: South African Anti-aging Innovation at its Finest

Locally created, internationally celebrated anti-aging technology!

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It should come as no surprise that OPTIPHI® is locally invented and manufactured. With offices in Irene, Pretoria, OPTIPHI® is a prime example of South African innovation and ingenuity. Now available in selected Spas, Salons and Medical Practices across the country, OPTIPHI® is taking the world by storm with its scientifically proven products.

Younger looking skin cell by cell

At the heart of OPTIPHI®‘s success is quality and a scientific approach to the complex process of reversing the signs of aging. OPTIPHI® products are formulated to rehabilitate skin cells so they function optimally. As we age, cellular function slows down making us look older. OPTIPHI® products are formulated to reverse this process by:

  • Preventing further deterioration of skin cells,
  • Promoting cellular optimization,
  • Creating positive homeostatic influence.

Scientifically Proven

The actives in OPTIPHI® products are carefully selected according to their clinical efficacy. A key active found in relevant products is Retinol, which is proven to assist in the reversal of established sun damage, whilst assisting in the prevention of further skin cell damage. Quality and consistency is key to OPTIPHI®, so rest assured that you are giving your skin cells the very best. Find out more here.

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OPTIPHI® Intense Retinol Infinity Serum

Reinvent your youth with the Intense Retinol Infinity Serum from OPTIPHI®

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Looking for a solution to fine lines and wrinkles? Retinol is one of the international golden standards in anti-aging, proven to re-educate your cellular processes to maintain homeostasis for optimal functioning. Therefore, give your anti-aging strategy a boost with an application of the new OPTIPHI® Intense Retinol Infinity Serum.

Formulated to improve your skin’s texture by eliminating fine lines and wrinkles, this serum stimulates Collagen, Elastin and Hyaluronic Acid production, to aid in the reversal of the 7 signs of aging.

The key active: Retinol, is proven to aid in the reversal of established sun damage, while assisting in the prevention of further skin damage.

Our formulation is further enhanced with the addition of proven active molecules to assist with:

  • Stimulating cellular turnover
  • Reversing the visible signs of aging
  • Cellular rejuvenation
  • Enhancing your complexion

There is no better feeling than having beautiful skin!

OPTIPHI® is designed to suit and treat your unique skin needs, and is formulated to offer a superior anti-aging solution. OPTIPHI® Intense Retinol Infinity Serum works in combination with your daily skincare routine to give you younger, smoother, more glorious skin!

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10 Tips to protect your skin, hair and body from the drying effects of wind

Don’t let the August winds leave your skin feeling dry

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With Spring just around the corner, the only thing standing between you and warmer weather is the August wind that has become synonymous with the last month of winter. Here are 10 tips to minimise the effects that wind has on your skin, hair and body:

  1. Wear a scarf or bandana – to prevent wind from drying out your skin use a scarf or bandana to protect as much of your face and neck as possible. Dehydrated skin feels tight and is more prone to the development of fine lines.
  2. Wear gloves and a hood – enlisting the help of additional clothing will help protect delicate skin from the drying effects of the wind.
  3. Stay out of the wind to avoid dust and allergies – the dust carried by wind not only blocks your pores, which can lead to breakouts, it can also cause uncomfortable allergies. Keep your skin clean and moisturised to avoid unwanted spots and keep your skin feeling hydrated and supple. If you suffer from allergies, there are really good antihistamines available that don’t cause drowsiness.
  4. Protect your eyes – protect your eyes from dust and the drying effects of the wind by wearing sunglasses. You can also apply artificial tears or lubricating eye drops to eliminate uncomfortable dry eyes.
  5. Don’t forget the sunblock – the sun’s rays are just as damaging no matter the season. Make sure to apply sunblock even if you feel cold.
  6. Moisturise more frequently – apply moisturiser to your skin more frequently, especially around the eyes. Buy a convenient travel size pack to carry in your handbag. And if necessary, try a stronger formulation to beat winter skin dehydration. Correctly formulated serums can have potent efficacy without causing skin breakouts.
  7. Apply lip balm – Lip balm will help prevent dry, chapped lips during windy conditions.
  8. Use a humidifier – to counteract the drying effect of the wind, use a humidifier indoors.
  9. Use a leave-in conditioner after you wash your hair – the wind can also dry out your hair and make it quite unruly.  Use clips, elastics, a scarf or headband to keep it tied back.
  10. Massage your scalp – this will help circulation to the head to ensure healthy growth and natural oil production to help protect your hair from the drying effects of the wind.

Keep your skin hydrated with OPTIPHI®

OPTIPHI® products are formulated using state-of-the-art scientific principles, comprehensive research and thorough testing to ensure a superior product offering.  To make sure that your skin is in the best possible hands during the dry, windy weather click here to find your closest OPTIPHI® stockist.

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Finally, the ‘Holy Grail’ of Moisturizers

Everyone’s skin needs extra TLC during the dry winter months…

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The OPTIPHI® Classic Hydration Therapy is the latest addition to the Classic Skincare Range.  By nourishing the skin with essential vitamins and minerals, this dermal nourishing moisturizer will ensure that the moisture levels in your skin is kept at optimum levels.

Why is the Hydration Therapy effective?

Formulated for optimum rehydration, OPTIPHI® Classic Hydration Therapy has three actives that work to effectively moisturize your skin:

  1. Hyaluronic Acid
  • Assists with complete skin moisturization, of both the dermal and epidermal skin layers
  • Supports optimum long-term skin hydration
  • Hydrates the skin for up to 3 days after application
  • Improves skin hydration twice as much as other Hyaluronic Acid derivatives.
  1. Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)
  • Delays cellular senescence by enhancing collagen production
  • Improves skin imperfections by decreasing melanin transfer between melanocytes and keratinocytes
  • Promotes anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant activity
  • Aids in the reduction of the signs of skin aging.
  1. Ceramide
  • Naturally occurring in our skin, ceramide is vital for optimum skin barrier function
  • Enhances preservation of moisture
  • Strengthens and repairs the skin barrier by activating cellular metabolic pathways
  • Reduces skin dryness and maintains ideal moisture balance.

Why OPTIPHI®

If you are looking for the ultimate solution for skin hydration, then look no further than OPTIPHI® Classic Hydration Therapy. Click here to find your nearest OPTIPHI® stockist.

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5 Facts about Moisture in your Skin

Properly hydrating your skin is simple with OPTIPHI®

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During winter, many people suffer from dry skin that not only feels awful, but leaves one feeling quite desperate for the relief that comes with hydrating the skin. Those whose skin is classified as dry, simply needs to use the right products to keep their skin feeling supple and moist.  It’s important to be able to differentiate between dry skin and having a dry skin type so that you can treat each effectively.

The facts about keeping skin moist and supple:

  1. If your skin always feels dry after cleansing then you probably have dry skin. It’s important to use skincare products designed to suit your skin type.
  2. During drier weather you might find that your skin feels dry, this is an indication that your skin needs to be rehydrated with a good moisturizer.
  3. Make sure that you enlist the help of a trained skincare professional to help you establish your skin type and the best products for it.
  4. Dry skin, the temporary condition, occurs when skin cells lose moisture and shrink. They need to be kept hydrated so they remain plump and moist.
  5. Dry skin, the type, is all about the skin barrier. Dry skin doesn’t have enough sebum to maintain the protective layer that locks moisture in, causing it to escape.

OPTIPHI® Classic Hydration Therapy

By nourishing the skin with essential vitamins and minerals, the latest addition to the OPTIPHI® Classic Skincare Range ensures that your skin’s moisture levels are kept at optimum levels, leaving your skin feeling sumptuous. This prevents dehydration and ensures that your skin is never left feeling ‘dry’. The actives in this product work to:

  • Strengthen and repair the skin barrier
  • Replenish vitamins and minerals in the skin
  • Enhance the skin’s ability to retain moisture
  • Soothe and illuminate dull skin

Why OPTIPHI®

OPTIPHI® products are carefully formulated to ensure that your skin always looks and feels its best. Don’t compromise your skin’s beauty and youthful appearance by using the wrong skincare product for your skin type or skin concerns.

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Dehydrated Skin vs. Dry Skin

How does dehydration effect your skin cells?

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Dry skin and dehydrated skin is not the same thing, but both will leave your skin feeling uncomfortable. They contribute to premature aging and a dull complexion! Get the correct and optimal results from your current skincare regime by treating both dehydration and dry skin correctly..

 What is dry skin?

Dry skin is a skin type that is often a result of genetics. However, it can also be caused by factors like a hormone imbalances or an underactive thyroid, both of which should be investigated by your doctor.

 What is dehydrated skin?

Our skin is made up of three layers of skin cells with the top layer (your epiderims) being coated with an acidic mix of oily lipids and waxes made up of sebum and sweat. This layer protects the skin by retaining moisture and preventing bacteria from entering the skin. When this protective layer is damaged – moisture escapes, leaving our skin feeling dry. The way that this protective layer is damaged is what differentiates dry skin from dehydrated skin.

 Good Skincare Habits

Boost the effects of your skincare products with these healthy skincare habits-avoid dehydration:

  • Drink enough water and stick to a healthy diet
  • Don’t cut corners when it’s comes to your skincare routine
  • Make sure you remove makeup before you go to bed
  • Avoid scolding hot showers
  • Eliminate bad habits like smoking and consuming too much alcohol
  • Make sure you use sunblock DAILY…

OPTIPHI® Classic Dermal Restoration Moisturizers

For complete dermal vitality, the OPTIPHI® Restore Therapy moisturizer is formulated to refurbish skin density, support the structure of the skin, promote elasticity, activate collagen synthesis and replenish lost moisture. For the same benefits with a sun protection factor, try our Complete Therapy for daytime use.

 Why OPTIPHI®

OPTIPHI® products are scientifically formulated using carefully selected actives with clinically proven efficacy. When you make OPTIPHI® part of your skincare routine, you can rest assured that you are giving your skin the very best care.

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Any day is a good day for an OPTIPHI® Chemical Peel

Get younger, more beautiful-looking skin during your lunch break!

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With OPTIPHI®’s chemical peels, there is no downtime and no need to keep a low profile. The only people who will know you had a peel are will be yourself and your therapist, especially as you see the continuous subtle improvements.

 Duration:

All you need is ±30-45 minutes for the Chemical Peeling Treatment,-be back in the office by the end of your lunch break.

How will my skin look afterwards?

After the optiphi® treatment, your skin will feel and look refined and refreshed – no downtime required!

How long before I see results?

Your skin will immediately start looking better, but it might not be as obvious to you as to the trained eye of your therapist. Since it works from the inside out, you’ll start to see positive effects in a few days.

What are the benefits of a peel?

Post-peel, your skin will look and feel more beautiful because the OPTIPHI® Peel:

  • Evens out skin tone
  • Helps to reverse sun damage
  • Aids in the management of acne
  • Smooths fine lines and wrinkles
  • Assists with the Treatment of age spots
  • Boosts collagen production

How do I take care of my skin after my peel?

Try the OPTIPHI ® Post-Peel Pack to boost the results of your Chemical Peel and leave your skin looking and feeling amazing. It includes:

  • Ageless Activegel
  • Dermintense Activegel
  • Moisture Control Light
  • Facial Cleanser

 Book your OPTIPHI ® Chemical Peel today!

Find your closest OPTIPHI® stockist and make a booking. You’ll never look back!

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OPTIPHI® is your perfect solution to beautiful skin

Simply choose OPTIPHI® products that best suit your unique skincare needs

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OPTIPHI® is very proud of its comprehensive range of skincare products each offering unique benefits. Formulated to achieving Positive Homeostatic Influence (PHI) within skin cells, the proven actives in our products create skin balance – setting the stage for optimum cellular performance. This is the secret to younger healthier skin.

 

Scientifically Proven

The actives in OPTIPHI® products are clinically proven and of the highest quality. Our approach is to ensure that high, safe and effective concentrations of active formulations work on a cellular level to improve the skin. Quality and consistency is key to OPTIPHI®, so rest assured that you are giving your skin the very best.

 

The complete OPTIPHI® range includes:

 

OPTIPHI® Active – Cleanse. Activate. Revitalize. Control

Formulated to improve the youthfulness of the skin, reinstate balance and promote healthy, optimal skin function, products are designed to affect, improve and enhance the appearance of the skin – consisting of the ACTIVE RANGE and CANVAS RANGE.

OPTIPHI® represents optimal skin balance, ensuring that your skin structure is supported and functions as nature intended.

 

OPTIPHI® Classic Range

Maintenance is crucial to the vitality of your skin. A healthy skin barrier allows for optimal skin functioning and applying the correct active synergies to your skin will ensure exact structural support for your dermal skin cells.  OPTIPHI®’s PH balanced Classic formulations will maintain the health of the skin, promote longevity and refine skin texture.  The full range consists of a cleanser, a day and night moisturiser, a blemish treatment, hydrating HA Masque, eye cream and Refine-Foliant.

 

OPTIPHI® Body Curve Range

With a product for a variety of concerns, the Body Curve Range is the answer to having a flawless silhouette.  Choose the products according to your skin’s unique needs:

  • Cellulite
  • Stretch Marks
  • Body-Exfoliant
  • β–Body Wash
  • Body Sunscreen
  • PHI-Body Buffer
  • Curve Body Lotion.

 

There is no better feeling than loving your skin! OPTIPHI® is designed to suite your unique skin needs, and is the perfect solution to healthy, balanced, refined and radiant looking skin.

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Is beautiful skin elusive after Sunburn?

OPTIPHI® understands that an active lifestyle requires active skincare  

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The OPTIPHI® Active Skincare Range is formulated to renew and rejuvenate your skin. As we all know sun damage is one of the most significant causes of aging. If you would like to both reverse and protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun, then you must try these two OPTIPHI® Revitalisers:

 

Reverse and delay cellular damage caused by the sun:

OPTIPHI® Protecting Revitalizer promotes the maintenance of anti-oxidant systems which act as free-radical scavengers. This sooths and protects skin cells against solar damage by slowing protein destruction, building new proteins and improving DNA health. A key ingredient is Retinol, which is proven to reverse and prevent sun-damage.

 

Turn back the clock and stop aging in its tracks

OPTIPHI® Rejuvenating Revitalizer restores the skin’s youthful appearance and delays cellular aging.  Its powerful anti-oxidants assist in cellular energy metabolism, promote moisture control and reduce the effects of free radicals on the skin. It improves fine lines and wrinkles while also treating sagging.  It will refine enlarged pores, decrease dermal pigmentation and is excellent for scarring.

Sun damage is one of the major causes of premature aging. If you want more beautiful, younger looking skin you simply cannot be without your OPTIPHI® Revitalisers. Designed to suite your unique skin needs, OPTIPHI® has the solution to flawless skin that glows with health and youthfulness.

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