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Best Blemish and Oil Control Treatment For Topical Light Infusion!

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The world of beauty and wellness has experienced major evolution and innovation in recent years. The introduction of revolutionary processes such as Topical Light infusion (TLi) has helped to bridge the gap between our patient’s cosmetic goals and our ability to consistently achieve those goals and desired results. With new skincare protocols on the horizon, now is a fantastic time to become familiar with these trending skincare solutions.

Here at Lightwave Therapy, we believe in not just the power of Topical Light Infusion as a therapeutic process, but also in the power, confidence and strength that this cutting edge skincare routine can offer our clientele.

What IS Topical Light Infusion?

Topical Light Infusion (TLi) is where LED light therapy and skin infusion topicals blend together to provide benefits to our skin. Our goal at Lightwave Therapy  is to combine our award-winning ABI skincare topical products with our Lightwave LED Therapy to provide actionable results that beauty enthusiasts can enjoy. The process is not just safe and simple, it is easy as well!

In this article, we hope to educate prospective clients as to what they can expect from a TLi Blemish and Oil Control treatment.

TLi Blemish and Oil Control Mask

Struggling with congested or oily skin can lead to breakouts, blackheads, and inflammation. When our skincare routine feels like it is failing us, we can get back in control with the ABI Dermaceuticals TLi Blemish and Oil Control Treatment. This multi-step process incorporates Lightwave Therapy in conjunction with popular ABI topicals.

Let’s break down the TLi Blemish and Oil Control Treatment into four simple steps.

  1. Prepare Your Skin— When we utilize the TLi Blemish and Oil Control mask, we advise to first prep the skin. This is a simple task accomplished with the ABI Corrective Wash, formulated to gently cleanse without stripping the skin of natural oils. This will ensure all excess oil, make-up, dirt, and debris has been removed.
  2. Apply Blemish and Oil Mask — Once we have prepared the skin with the ABI Corrective Wash, we can begin applying the Blemish and Oil Mask. Applied through a syringe, the mask can be brushed on or applied with your fingers. A thin layer should begin at your forehead before working its way down, covering your entire targeted area until the mask syringe is empty.
  3. Lightwave Therapy LED— At this point, it is time to place the Lightwave Therapy LED panel directly overtop the targeted face + neck areas. The LED lights will activate the TLi treatment, remaining lit for 20 minutes as the mask embarks upon its process.
  4. Post Care Treatment— After the light has shut off, it is time to cleanse the skin of the remaining mask. Use our ABI Corrective Mist to remove the final traces of the mask. Next, apply a dime size amount of the ABI Treatment Gel to any active blemishes. Allow the product to penetrate.  Apply ABI’s Oil-Free Moisturizer to the entire treatment area to help protect the skin’s natural moisture factor.  Finally, always finish a treatment with ABI’s SHADE SPF 28 Sunscreen.

Key Advantages: Reduce Inflammation, Reduce Excess Oil, Target Skin Blemishes, Detoxify.

We have designed our TLi Blemish and Oil Control Mask to work as both a single-use treatment and as part of a well-rounded routine. Traditionally, we advocate for our clients to begin with just two Blemish and Oil Treatments in their first week before changing to a single mask every two months while symptoms persist.

Envy Light Capsule Face & Body Treatment

We are proud to offer more than just Topical Light infusion masks and treatments. Lightwave Therapy is proud to unveil our Envy Light Capsule for advanced skin support and restoration. The ENVY bed features proprietary multi-zone encapsulation technology to offer a fully realized topical light infusion treatment.

The Envy Light Capsule Features:

  • Interior Dual LCD Touchscreen
  • Patented Multi-Wavelength Platform
  • Targets Fine Lines, Acne, Flaccid Skin, & Discoloration
  • Innovative 24k StimLED Diodes

To learn more about our winning Topical Light Infusion products, contact Lightwave Therapy today!

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How to Use Skin Care Products with Your Light Therapy

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Topical Light Infusion (TLi) is one of the only known light-based infusion systems available on the cosmetic market, today. Designed around light-based facial infusion technology, this cosmetic service is similar yet markedly different from traditional LED light therapy.

A Topical Light Infusion treatment plan is built around the application of specific topicals to the skin. Light is then placed overtop these topicals where they are then activated and infused into the lower layers of skin without ablation or injections.

Topical Light Infusions work by:

  • Formulated Topicals Applied to Treatment Area
  • Topicals Infused into Skin by Pulses of Light
  • Light Activation Allows Optimized Delivery of Topicals
  • Active Ingredients Improve Overall Skin Conditions

Light therapy is often used to treat a wide range of potential conditions, from wrinkles to sagging skin and everything in between. Now light therapy can be combined with Topical Light Infusion for a more complete treatment. These treatments are safe, simple, and easy to understand. Most combined treatments last for just 30 minutes, allowing an additional 20 minutes for pre-and-post care.

ABI Dermaceuticals has produced a line of products meant specifically for use through the Topical Light Infusion methodology. Let’s explore these products to learn how to incorporate them into our own light therapy routines.

Optimize Your Light Therapy with ABI Dermaceuticals

Topical Light Infusions offer an exciting and flexible approach to treating many of the most common skin conditions and disorders. Whether we are looking to visibly brighten our skin, or we want to enjoy a collagen-boosting mask, the team at ABI Dermaceuticals has a product to meet your needs.

Let’s take a look at how to incorporate a few of the most popular ABI Dermaceuticals products into your Topical Light Infusion therapy.

  1. Prepare with an Exfoliating Enzyme Wash

Begin every Topical Light Infusion treatment by resetting and exfoliating your skin with ABI’s Exfoliating Enzyme Wash. This product features papaya and pineapple enzymes that break down keratin found within dead skin cells, removing and dissolving lifeless skin while providing nourishment along the way.

  1. Incorporate TLi Wrinkle Repair

Topical Light Infusion allows for the treatment of many different conditions and skin concerns. From plumping your skin with collagen-boosting masks to fighting signs of premature aging through the TLi Wrinkle Repair Treatmentthis step in the process is based on our skincare goal.

Let’s highlight TLi Wrinkle Repair to showcase how this effective infusion treatment works.

  • Rejuvenating Ingredients — vitamin C is one of the driving forces behind this revitalizing serum, though it isn’t alone. C-Mate, Algae Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, and Vitamin B5 work together to deliver hydrating and soothing benefits where your skin needs it most.
  • Two-Step Treatment — Immediately after applying the Wrinkle Repair Serum to the top layer of skin, the Wrinkle Repair Cream is applied to the treatment area. Then an illuminated, pulsing TLi LED Panel is placed over the topicals for up to 21 minutes.
  1. Apply Hydrating Recovery Gel

Upon finishing the anti-wrinkle treatment, apply the ABI Hydrating Recovery Gel to promote nourishment and hydration to your skin while neutralizing free radicals.

  1. Always Finish a LIGHTWAVE Treatment with Sunscreen

ABI’s Sensible Sunscreen SHADE SPF 28 has a fragrance-free formula designed to provide superior sun protection without causing any congestion or irritating sensitive skin. An ample amount should be applied at the end of any facial or procedure performed.

Enjoy Clearer Skin With ABI Dermaceuticals

ABI Dermaceuticals offers clinical strength pre-and-post care kits to assist both estheticians and physicians in treating their patients. With a focus on light-based treatments and clinically formulated skin care, ABI Dermaceuticals has a wide range of professional products to meet your skincare needs.

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Why You Should Have Chocolate in Your Detoxifying Mask!

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When life has us down, reaching for a bar of chocolate can go a long way toward improving our mood. Chocolate is the sweet treat that tastes great while also delivering key benefits to our skin. No, we’re not telling you to eat chocolate to replace your nightly skincare routine, but incorporating chocolate face mask will get the job done!

Chocolate is made from cocoa beans and these beans are brimming with beneficial elements including flavonols, catechins, antioxidants, and polyphenols. When companies like ABI Dermaceuticals utilize chocolate in its line of rejuvenating face masks, what can customers expect?

Key Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate Detoxifying Masks

Full of antioxidants and stimulating ingredients, chocolate detoxifying masks have risen in popularity dramatically over recent years. Great for skin of all types, chocolate face masks provide a path to glowing skin and dermatological rejuvenation. Here are a few instrumental ways that chocolate can boost your skin as part of your next detoxifying face mask.

  1. Total Skin Hydration – Chocolate is brimming not only with a bevy of antioxidants but also Vitamin C! These elements work in concert to provide a moist and hydrated finish that leaves our skin feeling fresh when we need it most. We suggest utilizing our chocolate mask no more than once a week for the best results. This process will vary based upon your skin and environmental conditions.
  2. Enhanced Protection From the Elements – Our skin takes a beating every time we step outside our front door. From sun exposure, to wind, rain, and cold, the elements are always doing their best to leave an impression on our skin. Chocolate face masks provide tryptophan, a special compound that actually protects our skin from UV rays, bad weather, and even pollution! The regular use of detoxifying chocolate face masks can prevent wrinkles and fine lines from appearing. Not bad for a yummy mask, right?
  3. Boost and Brighten Your Skin – Struggling with hyper pigmentation? Tired of dealing with sunspots and age-related dark spots? Our chocolate face mask provides enough antioxidants to help stimulate the cells in your skin, and lower pigment production while lightening your complexion all at once. While this is happening, chocolate face masks will work to detoxify your skin and scrub away dead skin cells.
  4. Nourish Skin With Key Nutrients – Minerals, vitamins, and nutrients are all included and working to fight dry and rough patches of skin as well as brighten.

At ABI Dermaceuticals we make sure our products are ideal for normal to oily skin. For example, our Chocolate Covered Strawberry Valentine’s Facial which implements our Dark Chocolate Mask alont with our Strawberry Micro Peel, is ideal for stimulating cell turnover, ridding skin of impurities and excess oil, and even stimulating collagen production while brightening our skin.

Explore Skin Health Solutions With ABI Dermaceuticals

ABI Dermaceuticals was founded on the idea that every consumer deserves a better brand of skincare. We assist estheticians and physicians alike by significantly boosting the quality of results achievable through LED, laser, and IPL treatment sessions.

In addition to the pre and post skincare kits we provide, ABI Dermaceuticals is proud to introduce its Dark Chocolate Detoxifying Mask, specially designed to target cell turnover, skin texture, skin brightening, as well as collagen stimulation.

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Skin Hydrating Masks 101: Why YOU Need A Hydrating Mask!

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There are few beauty routines more enjoyable than the application of a luscious face mask. Hydrating face mask products have risen in popularity dramatically over the years. As a society, we are becoming increasingly informed regarding what it takes to enjoy visibly healthy, and hydrated skin. Our active sebaceous glands can lead to the production of oil and when our glands get imbalanced in this way, breakouts can occur.

While a moisturizing hydration mask is only one part of an all-encompassing skincare routine, the traditional face mask can work to provide long-lasting benefits that leave us confident, clearer, and happier with how we appear. As an intermittently-used tool, face masks can provide a range of specific benefits including the following:

  • Moisturize and Hydrate Our Skin
  • Refine Overly Large Pores
  • Remove Excess Oil and Dirt
  • Prevent Potential Breakouts

Face masks are meant to be a complement to our regular skincare routine. As they are intermittent tools, we should not get into the habit of using a hydrating skin mask more than once or twice per week. Masking should also come after cleansing and toning to ensure proper absorption while maximizing benefits.

Let’s explore the world of skin hydrating masks a little deeper by underscoring the specific ways face masks work as well as their corresponding benefits.

Understanding Hydrating Masks: Types of Face Masks

Take a walk down the aisle of any beauty store. You’ll quickly find yourself overwhelmed by the sheer amount of options available to you. Face masks are vital products when used correctly as they provide an expansive range of benefits. The big issue with hydrating mask products is that there are so many styles to explore, which is the right one for us?

Here are the most common types of face masks that you will run into as well as their corresponding advantages.

  • Sheet Mask – These are some of the most affordable and accessible face masks in the industry. Sheet masks come in varying formulas depending on the targeted outcome of the end-user. The Honeysuckle Hydrating Mask by ABI Skincare offers a blend of Honeysuckle, Aloe, and Ginseng to provide a moisturizing boost of restoration.
  • Overnight Masks – When compared to cream-based masks, overnight hydrating masks can provide long-lasting relief without a greasy or sticky formula. Overnight masks are meant to work while you sleep, so they are great for travel or for treating yourself during a night in.
  • Gel Mask – A gel mask is ideal for individuals with oily or dehydrated skin. It is also great for individuals with skin sensitivity, because they are gentler on our pores than other heavier hitting products.
  • Creamy Masks – One of our favorite styles of face masks, creamy hydrating face masks are typically brimming with those majorly hydrating ingredients we all know and love. Typical ingredients featured in these potent masks include essential oils, hyaluronic acid, ceramides, extracts, and more. Ideal for anti-aging benefits, creamy masks offer targeted benefits that end-users will notice!

Since our skin is roughly 64% water, it is important that we maintain a proper moisture balance. If we notice that our skin is drying out, it could be due to any number of factors.

Common causes of dehydrated skin include an unhealthy diet, caffeine consumption, climate and weather, and quality of rest.

Experience Skin Rejuvenation With ABI Dermaceuticals

When it comes time to treat our skin the way we deserve, it is important to have quality skincare products that we can trust. ABI Skin Care has dedicated its business to curating a collection of hydrating and healthy skincare products. With a focus on exceptional ingredients and easy-to-implement routines, ABI Dermaceuticals is primed to help you on your journey toward clear and beautiful skin.


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How Can Glycolic Acid Benefit Your Skin?

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If you’ve ever looked at the ingredients list on skin care products, you’ve likely noticed an ingredient called glycolic acid. This element is extremely beneficial for the skin, which is why you’ll see it on most lists, especially on anti-aging products. Derived from sugar cane, don’t let the intimidating acid name scare you away from particular products. It is a natural ingredient that is good for your skin and absorbs easily because of its small size.

Perfect for Acne-Prone Skin

If you’re prone to acne, you want a product that contains glycolic acid. Acne is produced due to the oil and trapped dead cells in the pores of your skin and exhibits itself in a variety of ways, from blackheads to larger cysts. When you use a product that includes this ingredient, it gets deep into the pores down to the hair follicles to loosen up sebum and proteins that often get trapped in the pores, reducing acne occurrences.

Anti-Aging Benefits

Perhaps the most common types of skin care products to use glycolic acid are anti-aging products. The same dead skin cells and other issues that cause acne can contribute to dull skin and make you look older. This isn’t as noticeable in children and teenagers because the cell turnover rate is much higher, but as you go through adulthood, the effects are more prominent. Glycolic acid not only smooths the skin as it works, but it also gets rid of the dead skin cells that store discolorations from acne, sun damage, and more. It also stimulates collagen production, which contributes to the elasticity of the skin and keeps it tighter to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles often associated with aging skin.

Improve the Skin’s Absorption Rate

Another primary benefit of using glycolic acid in skin care products is its ability to improve the absorption rate of the other ingredients found in the product. Because this ingredient opens up the pores, larger molecules that make up the other essential ingredients in your skin products will be able to easily enter the skin and do their job as well. This includes antioxidants, retinol and other essential minerals your skin needs. In addition, you will find it easier to apply your makeup and achieve the look you want.

Pay Attention to Amounts

The amount of glycolic acid in a given product is an important factor to consider. In general, skin care products typically use between seven and 30 percent glycolic acid to ensure the maximum effect without overdoing it. Face washes and creams for daily use often contain a lower amount, while face masks and other products designed for more intense use, fall on the higher end of the spectrum for a more concentrated effect. It is also important to look for lower pH numbers in the glycolic acid. A more acidic ingredient will have better results. A perfect example is our Corrective Pads with Glycolic Acid which are designed to resurface and alleviate congested skin. They will also help reduce sebum in oily skin conditions. This unique formula of glycolic acid, combined with willow bark, will gently exfoliate dead skin cells, keeping skin feeling smooth and providing a more even skin tone.

Is It Safe?

If someone offered you an acid product to use on your skin, one of your most vulnerable and sensitive organs, you would likely hesitate. However, glycolic acid is perfectly safe for use, especially when dealing with products marketed for at-home use. However, those who spend a lot of time in the sun should be wary of using these products as they can make your skin more vulnerable to the effects of the sun, particularly immediately following use. Try the Sensible Sunscreen SHADE with SPF 28 which provides superior sun protection without causing congestion or irritating sensitive skin. This gentle, fragrance free formula physically blocks the suns damaging rays and provides instant broad spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB exposure. This fast absorbing, non-greasy lotion is ideal for oily, sensitive, and acne prone skin.


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Why You Need Antioxidants in Your Skincare Routine

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What’s so great about antioxidants? You get younger-looking and healthier-looking skin by applying them topically.  Antioxidants help ward off the damage caused by environmental stressors and pollution. This is the reason why you need antioxidants in your skincare routine. It’s antioxidants that help protect your skin from things like pollution and early aging of the skin.

Anti-Pollution Defense

Even though you don’t see it happening, the skin takes a beating from environmental and pollution stressors every day. This leads to wrinkles, skin sagging and a dull skin tone. Antioxidants have the ability to inhibit this process. There is a lot of research that proves topically applied antioxidants do this. Ubiquinone, superoxide dismutase and glutathione are just a few of the antioxidants that can stop accelerated aging of the skin in its tracks.

Tighten Skin

With age, the substances in the skin become depleted. As a result, there’s less firmness to the skin. A mix of antioxidants can slow this process down. With antioxidants in your skincare routine, the skin regains a firmer feel and look. Antioxidant products that are big in omega-3 fatty acids, such as almond oil and flaxseed, are a great source of omega-9. Omega-centric antioxidants are highly effective at repairing and revitalizing the skin. And, when you add them to an antioxidant retinol, it’s a double whammy.

Brighter Looking Skin

Go from a dull, uneven skin tone to a brighter complexion with antioxidants. Vitamin C is one antioxidant that can brighten the skin. It also comes in many forms like ascorbyl palmitate and tetrahexyldecyl. You should choose a skincare product that has a high-concentration of Vitamin C. Ask your skin care professional about our Featured TLI Duo which is ideal for brightening the skin and has a Vitamin C formula.

Get Soothing Properties

Antioxidants deliver a lot of soothing properties for the skin. Products like chamomile, green tea and beta-glucan have significant calming effects on the skin. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals, thereby leading to chain reactions that may damage the cells of organisms. Antioxidants such as thiols or ascorbic acid terminate these chain reactions. Our Cranberry Antioxidant Scrub has skin-replenishing ingredients and a great mix of antioxidants for calming the skin.

Fight Against Wrinkles

There’s a lot of research to prove that antioxidants help soften the appearance of wrinkles along with diminishing them. There isn’t any one antioxidant that you need to get to do this. A broad variety of antioxidants help ward off wrinkles.

There are too many reasons to use antioxidants in your skincare routine to ignore. If you want healthy looking and younger-looking skin, check out our antioxidant-rich moisturizer or our intense antioxidant with caviar! Your skin will thank you.


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Topical Astaxanthin: Don’t be Without It!

As most people in the skincare industry already know, antioxidants play a key role in maintaining healthy skin. However, some antioxidants have proven to be much more powerful than others. So how do we decipher which antioxidants are the right choice for protecting the skin from premature aging and free radical damage?

Not all antioxidants are created equal. Scientists long ago discovered that a class of naturally occurring pigments known as caroteniods, held powerful antioxidant properties. Recently, one of the caroteniods called Astaxanthin (asta-ZAN-thin) has been deemed the “antioxidant superstar” by many peer-reviewed publications and TV syndicates. This fat-soluble caroteniod is found in many forms including microalgae, salmon, trout, shrimp and wild berries. Scientist have also been able to bioengineer synthetic Astaxanthin but this form has been shown to be significantly less effective than the natural form.

Natural Astaxanthin has an impressive array of physical and anti-aging properties that make it far superior to other well-known antioxidants. Its physical characteristics, such as its small molecular structure, allow it to easily penetrate skin tissue and be utilized by the body. Natural Astaxanthin also has amazing dual antioxidant capabilities. It sacrifices itself in order to rapidly neutralize highly toxic oxidizing agents and protect the body from dangerous free radicals including ROS (reactive oxygen species) and highly reactive forms of oxygen called singlet oxygen. Often times, other antioxidants are unable to counteract the overwhelming damage caused by these specific types of free radical formulations. Astaxanthin studies show that this powerful antioxidant can be up to 1000 times more effective than vitamin C,  500 times more effective than vitamin A and 10 times more effective than beta carotene. It can also work synergistically with antioxidant actions of vitamin C and E.

Other benefits of Astaxanthin include:

  • anti-inflammatory properties.
  • stimulation of collagen production.
  • aiding in inhibiting melanin production.
  • natural sun protection.
  • helps the skin recover quicker from sun damage

As we age, several processes within the body start to slow down, resulting in visible signs of aging. Luckily, ABI Dermaceuticals understands the undeniable importance of protecting skin cells by using natural Astaxanthin. ABI’s Intense Antioxidant has been formulated to slow down the aging process by reducing inflammation and quenching  free-radical damage.

Our paraben-free and fragrance-free formula makes it an ideal choice for all skin types. Skin will feel silky and appear soft and supple. It helps normalize dry, parched skin by producing long lasting moisture in addition to have anti-keratinization and anti-wrinkle free properties.

ABI Intense Antioxidant

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Are your TIRED EYES aging you?

Are your “tired eyes” making you look older than you really are? Did you know that puffiness and dark circles can add years to your face even if you are getting plenty of sleep? As you get older, the delicate skin around your eyes begins to lose it elasticity and the collagen fibers began to break down resulting in sagging skin.  When the skin starts to sag, the tiny capillaries under the eyes start to become more visible and the fluids under the eyes can also become more noticeable.  So now you’re asking yourself, is there anything that can be done?

Let’s look at ways to effectively reduce fine lines, puffiness and dark circles so you can keep your eyes looking young and beautiful.

PROTECT YOUR SKIN-Environmental factors such as sunlight and cigarette smoke can cause you to squint which can lead to fine lines and wrinkles. Sun damage and cigarette smoke can also damage the skin and collagen fibers surrounding the eye area. Wearing sunglasses, sunscreen and topical antioxidants such as astaxanthin and green tea can help protect he skin from further damage.

We have found ABI’s Sensible Sunscreen, Intense Antioxidant and Hydrating Recovery Gel to be very effective at protecting the skin.

DON’T RUB OR TUG-The skin surrounding your eyes is extremely thin and delicate. The more you pull, tug and rub this thin skin, the faster you will start to notice signs of aging. If you wear make-up, it is important to refrain from pulling on the skin around your eyes when applying and removing eye liner and mascara. In addition, if you suffer from allergies, it is important to take an antihistamine so you don’t end up rubbing your eyes when they become itchy. Allergies can also lead to an increase in fluids accumulating in the eye area and make then even more puffy than usual.

If you find your eyes do become itchy or puffy, applying a cold compress to the area can help to constrict the blood vesicles and reduce the itching. We would suggest using the Allure Infuse Tool to immediately cool the eye area.

INCREASE HYDRATION- When the skin becomes dehydrated, it can appear thin, brittle and dull. By increasing the amount of water, you consume and keeping the skin surrounding the eyes well hydrated, you can immediately start to restore your youthful glow and plumpness.

We suggest applying ABI’s Clinical Eye Repair to help restore moisture and nutrition.

NOURISH THE SKIN-The skin we see is a direct reflection of how we treat our bodies. If you want to see beautiful skin on the outside, then it is imperative to feed and nourish your skin form the inside out. A poor diet such as one high in salt can lead to inflammation and puffiness around the eye area. Consuming a low-sodium diet rich in vitamins and high in antioxidants can help to restore natural beauty and vitality to your skin. In addition to feeding the skin from within, it is equally important that we provide topical nourishment as well.  Skin care products such as your wash and moisturizers, should contain an ample number of vitamins and antioxidants and should be free of harmful dyes, perfumes and fillers.

We suggest treating your skin to a dose of Lightwave therapy and implementing any one of ABI’s mists, moisturizers or daily antioxidants.

FACIAL MASSAGE- If you find you are prone to dark circles or puffiness, gently tapping the skin can help keep nutrients and blood flowing to your orbital eye area. We suggest using the vibration setting on the Allure Infuse Wand to help stimulate and rejuvenate the skin.

To provide additional reduction in puffiness, place the tool on the cold setting and massage in ABI’s Clinical Eye Repair.

Learning how to care for the delicate skin around your eyes will help you to look younger much longer. Remember that the eyes are the window to our soul so shouldn’t yours be as young-looking as possible?

Please call 866.999.6954 for more information and to learn about our current ABI Clinical Eye Cream Promotion.

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Make Your Skin Great Again During These Harsh Winter Months

How to protect your skin from Winter weather:

Cold weather certainly can be harsh on your skin. The dry air strips away the moisture, leaving your skin feeling tight, rough and itchy. To protect, hydrate, and quench your skin during these cold winter months, we put together a step-by-step winter skin care routine that will “Make your skin great again!”

Winter Skin Care Step 1: Exfoliate

Exfoliating is vital to healthy skin. ABI’s Exfoliating Enzyme Wash washes away impurities and gently exfoliates dry, dead tissue without harming the surrounding healthy cells. The mild enzymes of pineapple and papaya break down the keratin (a protein) in the dead skin cells, dissolving and removing lifeless, dull, rough skin to reveal the softer, healthy layers below. This wash also includes nourishing moisturizers which help to hydrate and balance the newly exposed skin for a fresh, vibrant complexion.

Winter Skin Care Step 2: Nourish

This is the powerful step in a winter skin care routine, as it increases skin hydration and moisture retention, cell renewal and nourishment. ABI’s Honeysuckle Hydrating Mask is designed to help refresh, hydrate and balance the skin. Honeysuckle, ginseng and aloe help breathe new life into dry, dehydrated and over-stressed skin.

Winter Skin Care Step 3: Hydrate

The key to maintaining a healthy level of sebum, or natural oil in the skin is by proper hydration. ABI’s powerful Hyaluronic Peptide Serum moisture retention benefits to reduce d

ryness, itching and burning. It contains a very high concentration of medical grade Hyaluronic acid, which dramatically boosts the skin’s hydration levels and helps to maintain the elasticity within the skin. This unique concentrate also contains Sepitonic®M3 and the remarkable peptide known as Argireline®, making it one of the most potent products we carry.

Winter Skin Care Step 4: Treat
Protecting the skin against free radical damage will not only promote healthy skin regeneration, but also dramatically improve skin firmness, tone and overall skin texture. ABI’s Firming Peptide Crème is designed to boost the synthesis of Collagen I, III, and IV. This unique concentrate also contains age-defying antioxidants, vitamins and soothing natural hydrators, designed to nourish and protect the cells, leaving the skin firmer and tighter. The unique ingredient referred to as Matrixyl™ 3000 (palmitoyl oligopeptide (and) palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7), an anti-wrinkle component that acts in synergy to restore and maintain skin’s youthful appearance. This combination of peptides, will help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, improve complexity (lifting effect), and reduces roughness of skin, providing a smoother even skin tone.

Winter Skin Care Step 5: Protect

No matter what time of year, you should still protect the skin from harmful UVA and UVB exposure. ABI’s Intense Antioxidant w/ Caviar is an anti-inflammatory antioxidant and contains a combination of anti-aging ingredients that work together to slow-down the aging process. Skin will feel silky and appear soft and supple. It helps normalize dry, patched skin by producing long lasting moisture in addition to having anti-keratinization and anti-wrinkle free properties.

For more information please feel free to contact us toll-free at 1.866.999.6954 or visit our Professional Resource Center that is located on our website. The Resource Center includes valuable information regarding new products, upcoming events, training opportunities and customer support.

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Get the Skinny on How Pumpkin can Help Increase LIGHTWAVE LED Results

Using the Power of Pumpkin to Increase Results from Lightwave LED Therapy 

Did you know that pumpkin is loaded with over 100 different beneficial ingredients and has been deemed one of the top super fruits of all time? With all the unbelievable benefits pumpkin has to offer, it’s no wonder pumpkin is the perfect ingredient to use prior to undergoing Lightwave LED therapy.

The power of pumpkin can completely transform the skin in just a single session. It has the unique ability to both exfoliate and moisturize the skin at the same time. Its natural enzymes dissolve and digest dead skin cells to promote the production of healthy new tissue, while fatty acids help maintain the skin’s lipid balance and lock in moisture.

The beneficial combination of both exfoliation and hydration makes pumpkin ideal for preparing the skin for Lightwave LED therapy. 

As you know, Lightwave LED therapy is the process of delivering energized light particles or photons to the cells within the skin. These power packed photons then stimulate the cells to produce over 24 different positive changes. This includes the production of collagen and elastin. Now just imagine if you could make it easier for these energy packed photons to enter the body. This could then equate to more cells making more collagen and elastin and ultimately much healthier skin for your clients.

So how does ABI’s Pumpkin Micro-Peel help increase Lightwave therapy results? Let’s take a closer look at ways the two treatments complement each other:

Light needs to enter the skin in order for it to be effective. Pumpkin enzymes can dramatically aid in the removal of dead skin cells that can get in the way. This means ABI’s Pumpkin Micro-Peel allows more light to enter. When skin is clean, thoroughly exfoliated and well hydrated, energy packed light particles penetrate the skin easier and at a higher rate. In addition, the gentle enzymatic activity from pumpkin is excellent for all skin types including acneic, sensitive and mature.

Powerful pumpkin enzymes evenly digest or break down the keratinized protein that forms a hard coating on an aged cell. This hard layer can cause mature skin to become dry, rough and dull. By increasing vasodilation and speeding up this cell turn-over rate, new skin cells will surface much quicker than normal and LED results will become visible, faster.

ABI’s Pumpkin Micro Peel does more than just clear a path for Lightwave particles.

It is also chalked full of power pack ingredients that are low in molecular weight. This means it can easily be absorbed into the skin. Loaded with over 100 different powerful ingredients, this ultimate fruit has shown time and time again to be extremely nutritional and beneficial to the skin.

* Softens, hydrates and sooths: The beneficial nutrients in pumpkin such as fatty acids and vitamins A and C help to maintain the skin’s lipid balance to protect against trans epidermal water loss.

* Brightens and exfoliates: Pumpkin also contains natural fruit enzymes to safely and effectively dissolve proteins and digest dead skin cells found on the surface. This process increases skin renewal and improves the overall skin tone and texture.

* Improves luminosity and boosts collagen: Pumpkin is a great source of Vitamin C which has been shown to keep the skin’s elastin and collagen fibers from breaking down. Vitamin C

also fights free radical formation and promotes healthy skin cell production for a beautiful, glowing complexion.

* Strengthens skin: Pumpkin is loaded with Vitamins B, K and E to support barrier function and help to maintain a strong internal structure. This helps to prevent inflammation caused by environmental factors and compromised skin.

* Protects from environmental damage: Pumpkin has shown to have some of the biggest antioxidant benefits and free radical protection of any fruit. This means that are skin cells are protected from prematurely aging and breaking down due to environmental stressors and pollutants.

* Reduces excess oil production and acne: Pumpkin is invaluable for acne sufferers. It is chock-full of zinc, Vitamin E and selenium which helps clear the complexion, heal the skin and control oil production.

After seeing all the beneficial ways that pumpkin can help heal and repair the skin, it’s easy to see why more and more skin care professionals are quickly turning to pumpkin to help increase their Lightwave therapy results.


Here is our suggestion Protocol on how to incorporate ABI’s Polishing Pumpkin Micro Peel into your Lightwave LED treatment:

CLEANSE skin using ABI’s Exfoliating Enzyme wash for 1-2 minutes. Remove with sponge and warm water.

PREP skin by saturating 4 x4 gauze with ABI’s 15% Lactic skin prep solution. Pass over the face 2-3 times to degrease the skin. For those with sensitive skin, you may skip this step. For those that are looking for a deeper treatment, pass over the skin multiple times.

TREAT the skin by spreading approximately ½ a tablespoon of pumpkin cream evenly over the skin Starting at the forehead and T-zone and working your way to the chin and cheeks area. Avoid getting the pumpkin cream too close to the eye area. ABI’s Polishing Pumpkin Micro Peel should be left on the skin for approximately 5-7 minutes. Do not leave on the skin longer than 15 minutes. For a more intense treatment, steam can be applied to the skin after the 7 minutes.

REMOVE thoroughly with tepid water and facial sponge. Continue to rinse the skin until no residue is left behind and client no longer feels any activity.

LIGHTWAVE LED light therapy can now be administered. We suggest using the Lightwave Anti-Aging setting or you may also use 15 minutes or Red Light followed by 15 minutes of IR light if the skin is also having issues with pigmentation. For best results, we suggest using Lightwave’s Topical Light Infusion technology following the ABI’s Polishing Pumpkin Micro Peel. Please contact Lightwave for this alternate protocol.

APPLY ABI’s Hydrating Recovery Gel once the light therapy session is over. This can be applied as a cooling mask or in a thin layer as a gel. If it is applied as a mask, you do not need to rinse it off. Just allow the mask to fully penetrate before applying moisturizer or sunscreen. This will help to calm the skin and neutralize any free radicals that were created during the process of increasing cellular turnover.

MOISTURIZE and PROTECT with ABI’s Moisturizing Copper Peptide. Apply a small pea size amount to the treatment skin area. Follow with ABI’s Shade Sunscreen to provide instant protection.

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