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The Power of Pumpkin!

It’s easy to see that fall is upon us; with changing leaves and pumpkins everywhere we look. But did you know that pumpkin is so much more than just the symbol of the season?  As temperatures begin to drop and your skin loses its lustrous glow of summer, look no further than the great pumpkin for answers.

Loaded with over 100 different beneficial ingredients, pumpkin has easily been deemed one of the top super ingredients of all time.

From the fleshy pumpkin pectin to the oil extracted from the seeds, the benefits of pumpkin are seemingly endless. This super fruit is naturally loaded with vitamins and minerals such as, A, C, E, K, zinc and fatty acids, just to name a few. This powerful fruit has shown time and time again to be extremely nutritional. But did you know that pumpkin is also low in molecular weight, making it ideal for applying topically to the skin?

Let’s take a closer look at just a few of the ways the skin can benefit from this seasons go to super ingredient:

  • Softens, Hydrates and Soothes: 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 Acne and Excess Oil: 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.

With all the unbelievable benefits pumpkin has to offer, it’s no wonder ABI Dermaceuticals puts 20% in its Polishing Pumpkin Micro Peel formulation. By combining the power of pumpkin, glycolic acid and a concentrated blend of botanical extracts, ABI Dermaceuticals has a pumpkin treatment like no other. Our nourishing micro peel instantly exfoliates, heals and repairs in single treatment. Let the power of pumpkin go to work for you. Give us a call to try a sample today.

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LED Light Therapy + Green Tea = Rapid Results

LIGHTWAVE and ABI Dermaceuticals have teamed up to bring you a potent medical grade green tea hydrating gel formulated to significantly speed up the repair process achieved during LED light therapy and other light-based treatments. ABI’s Hydrating Recovery Gel with Green Tea is unsurpassed by any light based topical in the industry and is geared toward producing noticeable, lasting results.

Recently, scientists out of Germany, Andrei P. Sommer and Dan Zhu have documented the positive effects the topical application of green tea can have on the skin when used in conjunction with LED light therapy. In order to understand why green tea is so powerful, it is first important to understand how LED light can impact the body. Clients, who have previously been exposed to free radical damage from environmental factors prior to starting a light based treatment, can have elevated levels of reactive oxygen species
(ROS) present in the body. An excess of ROS can significantly inhibit the cellular repair process and delay rejuvenation progression. LED, IPL, laser and other light based treatments help to significantly increase cellular growth and repair aged skin. On the
other hand, as light speeds up the cellular metabolism process and cellular activity, ROS and waste are also produced as a byproduct. In many cases, during LED light therapy, the body will create powerful internal antioxidants such as superoxide dismutase (SOD)
to alleviate any excess ROS and waste. However, if the ROS levels stay elevated and the body is unable to dispose of the excess, it can substantially delay the rejuvenation process.

Now that we have established that excess ROS can slow down the rejuvenation process, how do we prevent this from occurring? Sommer and Zhu have found that by utilizing the powerful ROS scavenger known as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) which is extracted from green tea, we can lower the levels of ROS within the body. When EGCG is applied daily in high concentrations, this antioxidant can reduce the presence of ROS and prolong the life of the cells responsible for transporting extracellular metabolic waste from the basal membrane to the top layer of the epidermis, resulting in accelerated
rejuvenation of the skin.1

In order to ensure the fastest and best possible results from your light based treatment, LIGHTWAVE and ABI have developed an aloe based gel that contains several medical grade ingredients including a high concentration of ECGC (green tea). This invaluable product will help to ensure your clients’ ROS factor remains low and your results remain high.

Journal Reference: Sommer et al. Facial Rejuvenation in the Triangle of ROS. Crystal Growth &
Design, 2009; 090818163352086 DOI: 10.1021/cg900688g

Anti-Aging LED Protocol:

Step 1 CLEANSER: Thoroughly cleanse the face using ABI Exfoliating Enzyme Wash. We suggest completing an Allure Cleanse in circular motions over the face and neck area until make-up, oils, and daily build-up has been removed. Rinse thoroughly.

Step 2 LED RED/IR LIGHT: Expose the skin to program: Anti-aging, a 20 minute session of alternating Red and IR light.

Step 3 NUTRIENTS: Apply a dime size amount of ABI’s Hydrating Recovery Gel to stimulate the skin’s healing response, significantly increase skin hydration and to promote the skin’s natural barrier functions.

Step 4 EYE CARE: Apply a small pea size amount of Clinical Eye Repair to orbital eye area tapping the cream around the eye area starting with the outside of the brow bone and working your way around inward. Allow the cream to absorb into the skin completely before applying the sunscreen.

Step 4 SUNSCREEN: Apply an ample amount of sunscreen and allow it to absorb. Don’t massage the sunscreen into the skin. The closer the sunscreen remains to the epidermis, the more protection it will provide.

ABI Exfoliating Enzyme Wash

ABI Hydrating Recovery Gel

ABI Clinical Eye Repair

ABI Sensible Sunscreen SPF 30

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Plump up the Skin Instantly with Topical Light Infusion!!

LIGHTWAVE offers the only system that combines our prove cutting edge LED protocols & Topical Light Infusion (TLI Therapy, making it the obvious choice. Whether you are looking to address facial aging, pigmentation, or other areas on the body, LIGHTWAVE offers the right technology for you.


TLi Plumping Hydration Mask with PENTAVITIN “Deep hydration power”

This mask provides a combination of medical grade Hyaluronic acid and Pentavintin, a skin strengthening and hydrating ingredient. In as little as 15 minutes, these clinical strength ingredients plump up the skin and provide a deep level of hydration that can last up to 72 hours. The skin will appear luminous, hydrated, and more plump after just one treatment!

*Topical Light Infusion protocols were created specifically to work in conjunction with LIGHTWAVE’s advanced LED light therapy*


How does LIGHTWAVE Topical Light Infusion Therapy work?

  1. First, the formulated Infusion gel mask is applied to the targeted treatment area.
  2. Once the topically infused mask has been applied and initially deposited into the skin, the product is then exposed to specific pulsed wavelengths of LED light for a prescribed amount of time.
  3. During the light activation, the topicals continue to be delivered into the layers of the skin so that improved, noticeable results are achieved quickly. 
  4. The improved delivery of topicals allows the body to use these active ingredients to promote healthier skin tone and texture and overall improved appearance.
  • Instant plumping effect
  • Deep hydration for 72 hours
  • Strong improvement in skin tone
  • Visibly smoother surface
  • Strengthens skin barrier
  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Increases moisture retention


Jump at the chance to try a treatment! Find a LIGHTWAVE LED provider near you! : Locations – Lightwave Therapy


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