GrenzCine Face Cream
Skin Care

GrenzCine just got a new face!

If you’re an avid Vivier customer, or new to the brand and looking to build a routine around the Face Cream, here is a routine we believe is ideal for battling signs of aging.

If you’re a fan of Vivier, the Montreal-based skincare brand, then you’re most likely familiar with their GrenzCine range. Touted as an advanced and concentrated skincare range, GrenzCine includes a serum, an eye cream, a neck cream, a body cream, and now a face cream!

This line is all about thickening the skin from the outside in and boosting collagen from the inside out. While the line has been a success with our customer’s here at Etiket, there has been a need for a moisturizer that complements the GrenzCine routine. That is where Face Cream comes in!

GrenzCine Face is an advanced and concentrated face cream that hydrates and firms the skin while diminishing fine lines and wrinkles and increasing luminosity. It is formulated with Vivier’s innovative GrenzCine technology which combines the power of Polyamine-DAB, Vitamin C and Activ8 Complex for a multi-layer and multi-function approach to aging skin.  

Consider this the perfect addition to your Vivier routine. This cream is designed to deeply nourish and restore the skin. A hydrating anti-aging cream, this moisturizer also works well for oily, acne-prone skin. Use morning and night, over serum and before retinol.

If you’re an avid Vivier consumer, or are new to the brand and looking to build a routine around the Face Cream, here is a routine we believe is ideal for battling signs of aging.

CLEANSER

Start off your routine with a clean base. An often overlooked step, cleansing is essential to a good skincare routine. In fact, if you start off with skin that isn’t clean, your products won’t penetrate as well as they would on a clean surface. In the store, we often recommend a gentle cleanser as they are suitable for most skin types. Hexam Cleanser from Vivier is ideal for all skin types. It’s a great one to reach for at night when you’re looking to get the day off your face.

TONER

An often forgotten step, a toner is great for nourishing the skin with antioxidant and hydrating properties, as well as for rebalancing the skin’s pH. The Refreshing Toner can also be used as a face mist throughout the day. On hot days like the ones we’re experiencing this week in Montreal, the Refreshing Toner is a welcomed break from the heat!

SERUM

After cleansing and toning, it’s time to apply your corrective serum. The GrenzCine serum uses Polyamine-DAB and Vitamin C to address skin concerns from the inside-out and the outside-in. It leaves skin more luminous and youthful-looking, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and improving elasticity. If you’re looking to address signs of aging, this is the serum for you!

MOISTURIZERS

Next up is an eye cream! One of the first places we notice signs of aging is around the eyes… and the neck and hands. GrenzCine Eye, with the same Polyamine-DAB and Vitamin C blend, is specially formulated for the skin on the eyelids and around the eyes. It helps increase the thickness and firmness of the skin while diminishing fine lines and wrinkles and increasing moisture and luminosity.

This is where Vivier’s new launch fits in! Ideally, you would use the GrenzCine Face after your eye cream and before your sunscreen in the morning and retinol at night.

SUNSCREEN

If you haven’t been told yet, allow us to be the first ones to break the news to you: wearing sunscreen every. single. day is crucial to healthy, ageless skin. Not only can it protect you from skin cancer, but it will also protect you from early signs of aging. The Sheer SPF 30 Mineral Tinted sunscreen from Vivier is quite popular, mostly because of its light texture and subtle tint. Keep your skin protected from the sun, while providing it with an instant summer glow!

RETINOL

Another must in a skincare routine: Retinol. It is a powerful ingredient, so if your skin can take it, we highly recommend incorporating it. A vitamin A derivative, retinol increases collagen production as well as increases the rate of skin cell turnover, which is what you want as you age. This results in a more luminous, wrinkle-free and even acne-free complexion. The Retinol 1% Night Complex from Vivier is a popular one at Etiket. It’s also quite strong, which is why Vivier recommends applying it after your moisturizer.

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Do You Mix and Match Your Skin Care?

Have you ever been told that you can't mix skincare brands? We're here to debunk that misconception. Mixing and matching is part of the fun!

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Anti-Aging Super Foods!

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5 Anti-Aging Skin Care Ingredients You Need to Know About

As we age, our skin loses firmness and elasticity—causing it to look saggy and loose. Fine lines and wrinkles seem to start appearing out of nowhere, and while we are not trying to look like the 20-year-old versions of ourselves, we still want brighter, smoother and younger looking skin. Discover the 5 anti-aging products that will help you age gracefully!

As we age, our skin loses firmness and elasticity—causing it to look saggy and loose. Fine lines and wrinkles seem to start appearing out of nowhere, and while we are not trying to look like the 20-year-old versions of ourselves, we still want brighter, smoother and younger looking skin. Discover the 5 anti-aging products that will help you age gracefully!

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Do you have thin skin?

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As we age our skin thins and our collagen levels decrease. To some extent it is part of life, the same way our hair may turn grey or white, thin skin will eventually happen to all of us. Why and how our skin changes is related to environmental factors, our genetics, how and what we eat, as well as other factors. One of the greatest single factor, is sun exposure and why we always say that the best skin care product for anti-aging is sunscreen.

What options do we have to help with thinning skin?

There are many different products that can help and one of the latest discoveries is the serum, GrenzCine™ from VivierSkin. GrenzCine™ Serum is formulated to help increase the firmness of the skin and help to thicken it. This serum also combines the VivierSkin, patented Vitamin C sērum with Polyamine-DAB™, a new patent pending discovery resulting from 30 years of clinical research by board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kenneth Dolynchuk from Winnipeg.

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GrenzCine™ Serum will help to increase firmness and hydration of the skin while diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, helping to increase luminosity, improved skin tone, texture and elasticity.

What are the benefits?

  • Increases firmness and hydration and thickens the skin
  • Increases the skin’s luminosity
  • Diminishes fine lines and wrinkles
  • Increases the appearance of more youthful skin
  • Improves skin tone, texture and elasticity
  • It is oil-free, alcohol-free, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, dermatologist tested, recommended by physicians and clinically proven.

What is VivierSkin?

VivierSkin is one division of the pharmaceutical company Vivier™, an innovative pharmaceutical company committed to providing superior skincare solutions that change people’s lives by delivering results. This exceptional mission was achieved through years of dedicated research and development into innovative skin care technology designed to give the most visible anti-aging effects. Their passion to enhance beauty from the inside and out is what drives them to continuously exceed expectations and to be the best in the industry. Vivier™ is proud to be one of the fastest growing pharmaceutical skin care companies and trusted by Dermatologists, Plastic Surgeons and Aesthetic Physicians worldwide. We have been carrying Vivier™ products including Platiné and SkinTX since Etiket began in 2011.

Discover all GrenzCine™ Serum and all VivierSkin products here

Skin Care

What Are The Benefits of Vitamin C?

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Before we start with the benefits of Vitamin C, we need to look at what is Vitamin C and why is it important in skin care, and more specifically for anti-aging.
Vitamin C may be found naturally in citrus fruits or synthetically made. It is known to be a strong antioxidant and help to prevent visible signs of aging. The only way for us to acquire Vitamin C is through diet or through a topical product such as a Vitamin C serum.

What Are The Benefits of Vitamin C?
Since it is considered to be one of the most powerful and effective antioxidants, Vitamin C helps to provide environmental protection as well as helping to reduce the appearance of discolouration (age spots), as well as fine lines and wrinkles and free radical damage.

What is Free Radical Damage?
Our environment is a big part of free radicals. Factors such as pollution, cigarette smoke, infrared and UV rays all generate free radicals. The science behind these free radicals is that they are unstable molecules. They try to “take” electrons from healthy molecules, which causes oxidative stress. We know that oxidative stress as aging skin; fine lines, wrinkles, discolouration and skin laxity.
Vitamin C, in its pure form (l-ascorbic acid), helps protect against this damage by “donating” electrons to neutralize damaging free radicals, in turn helping prevent the appearance of premature aging. That is why a Vitamin C serum is so important as part of your daily regimen.

Is There a BEST Vitamin C?
The key is how the Vitamin C serum is formulated so that you get the most absorption and therefore the serum will actually work on your skin. We always recommend a serum formulated with pure l-ascorbic acid. There are different brands and formulations made depending on your skin type.

When To Apply Vitamin C?

This product is to be applied in the morning: 4 to 5 drops applied to cleansed skin, gently massaged into the face, neck and décolleté. You may also apply it to the back of your hands – an area we often forget! After the serum has absorbed into the skin you may apply your broad spectrum sunscreen. This will help to give you complete environmental protection.

Here are some of our favourite and best selling Vitamin C Serums:

This daytime vitamin C serum provides advanced environmental protection and improves the appearance of lines and wrinkles, loss of firmness and brightens skin’s complexion. This serum is great for people with dry to normal skin and who wish to address early signs of aging. 

This daytime vitamin C serum provides advanced environmental protection and diminishes the appearance of fine lines and discolouration. This serum is best for people with combination, oily skin who wish to clear hyperpigmentation.  

An oil-free vitamin C serum formulated specifically for oily and blemish-prone skin types that delivers advanced environmental protection and reduces oiliness, refines skin texture, and visibly improves skin clarity and fine lines.

Formulated with pharmaceutical grade Vitamin C (10% concentration of L-Ascorbic Acid USP), Vitamin E and a unique peptide combination, this patented medical grade serum helps bring damaged skin back into balance.

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10 Benefits of Beauty Oils

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Beauty oils have been used as far back as ancient Egypt. Even though there has been an “oil-free” trend in recent years, beauty oils are here to stay. They are nurturing to the skin and make a wonderful moisturizer. They are also full of antioxidants and may be used as a serum in your daily routine. Apply beauty oils on the face, to the body and to the hair and nails. Our selection comes from our favourite brands including Environ, Tata Harper, Pai Skincare, Huna Natural Apothecary, and Rahua Beauty. There are many benefits to oils, not only do they help to hydrate the skin, but they add sheen to the hair and skin as well as creating a natural protective barrier.
Here are our top ten choices of beauty oils:

1. Smooths Lines & WrinklesMalin + Goetz Recovery Treatment
Malin + Goetz:  Recovery Treatment: This luxurious facial treatment combines nine natural oils to help protect skin from free radical damage and renew skin’s appearance. Evening primrose, argan and jojoba oils help to boost hydration, reinforce skin’s moisture barrier, and soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Grapeseed and rosehip oils deliver essential vitamins C and E to prevent free radical damage, improve elasticity, and restore a healthy complexion. Geranium and borage oils help to reduce inflammation and balance skin by normalizing oil production. When applied daily, skin feels softer, looks smoother and takes on a youthful radiance.
2. Keeps Your Skin MoisturizedHydrating Capsules

Environ: Hydrating Capsules: Hydrating Oil Capsules provide a concentrated burst of hydration, antioxidants and retinol to skin in an easy absorbable, oil- based formula. Especially effective for dry and fragile skin.
3. Relieves Redness & SensitivityPai Echium Oil

Pai SkinCare: Age Confidence Echium & Amaranth Facial Oil: Delivers a supercharged dose of vitamins, omegas and essential nutrients guaranteed to optimize skin health and restore your natural radiance.
98% organic, this silky blend combines ten powerful plant actives carefully selected to boost hydration and regeneration, and minimize inflammation and environmental stress.
The result is skin that is plumper, calmer, and wonderfully supple. Its natural ability to better retain moisture means skin stays smoother for longer.
4. Nourishes the SkinBuriti Beauty Oil

RMS Beauty: Beauty Oil.  A beauty oil the way a beauty oil should be…pure, simple and organic. This potent formula is the perfect balance between skin and oil, providing the ultimate in radiance and antioxidant protection.
This lightweight yet highly concentrated multi-purpose beauty oil contains only the finest exotic oils and rare herbal extracts. Buriti oil has recently been found to filter and absorb cancer-causing UV rays from the sun.
5. Say Goodbye to Stretch MarksPai Stretch Mark KitPai SkinCare: Pomegranate & Pumpkin Seed Stretch Mark System Helps prevent and improve the visible effects of stretching on the skin. The innovative two-phase Oil & Cream system, combines both essential forms of nourishment to keep skin strong and supple. An expert combination of Vitamins E & C, plus Omegas 3,5,6,7 & 9 protect skin cell structure and enhance elasticity, helping skin to stretch and bounce back into shape without showing signs of damage. This full range of Essential Fatty Acids also stimulates skin cell regeneration, visibly diminishing the appearance of existing marks and skin blemishes.The rich and intensively conditioning oil absorbs readily into the skin without leaving greasy residues, while the buttery cream provides deep and long-lasting skin-softening replenishment.
6. Clears Blemishes & AcneAcne Oil - HunaHuna Apothecary:  Clear & Clarify Face Serum with hemp seed, pumpkin + green tea is ideal for oily and blemish prone skin. This lightweight and non-comedogenic face serum has been scientifically formulated with nature’s ideal balance of linolenic essential fatty acids which is ideal for healing blemishes, preventing breakouts, and re-balancing skin’s sebum (oil) production. Contains Huna’s proprietary in-house ‘Skin Nutrition’ complex for oily and blemish prone skin, containing some of their homegrown botanicals: Calendula, Nettle, Green tea and Licorice root.
7. Softens AlloverRahua Body OilRahua: Amazon Body Oil: This ultra concentrated yet light oil will revive the skin and encourage a healthy, touchable glow. Ungurahua omega-9 revives the skin while Sacha inchi omega-3 lipids and antioxidants help reverse the appearance of aging, resulting in beautiful, healthy, glowing skin. Enriched with Buriti, an Amazonian oil containing vegan carotenoid pro-Vitamin A, this natural oil promotes a luminous tone for all skin types.
8. Repair & ShineKevin Murphy

Kevin Murphy: SHIMMER.SHINE Revive shine and repair hair with this finishing mist. Treat your hair as it shines with Vitamins A, C and E, Baobab, Immortelle and Bamboo extracts. Light reflective technology from high-end skincare adds a brilliant shine to hair with no oily residue. SHIMMER.SHINE contains treatment ingredients that repair damaged hair driven by essential oils, bioflavonoids and vitamins.
9. Brightens Up DullnessPai RoseHip Oil
Pai SkinCare: Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil is rich in concentrated Trans-Retinoic Acid, an essential fuel for the skin’s natural repair function. Rosehip is the ultimate skin multi-tasker. With regular use, it conditions the skin, improving skin firmness and elasticity.
10. Feel the GlowTata Harper Replenishing Serum
Tata Harper: Replenishing Nutrient Complex This lightweight facial oil serum improves the skin’s natural glow, texture and hydration. A weightless blend of biocompatible micronutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals provides your daily dose of environmental protection while delivering visibly balanced, healthy skin. Helps relieve and stabilize vulnerable, irritated and chapped skin for a radiant complexion.

Discover all our Beauty Oils: HERE

Is your skin dehydrated?

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BeachAt this time of the year,  summer sun, heat, salt water and chlorine can play havoc with our skin leaving it dehydrated.  Our natural moisture levels get depleted,  which ends up leaving our skin not only feeling dry and rough but looking that way too.  There are steps to take to help restore balance and have healthy skin.

                                                                              CLEANSE

cleansing lotionWe hear so much about using the right cleanser and our goal is always to prepare the skin for the next step in our skin care regimen and to make sure we keep the PH balanced. If your skin is feeling dry then use a gentle or moisturizing cleanser is the first step. Never use a hand soap or one that is not made specifically for the face.  We also like the new  trend that starts with an oil based cleanser to first remove any makeup, dirt and pollution before going to the next step of cleansing with a gentle or moisturizing cleanser.

TONE

89037_-_refreshing_tonerToners, like cleansers, help to prepare the skin and balance the PH before applying any serums or moisturizers. We are not talking about those alcohol based toners we may remember from when we were young and dealing with acne, we are talking about toners that truly help to prepare the skin for the next layer in your skin care regimen. It only takes a few mists, or depending on the toner, applying with your fingers, not a cotton pad, which will absorb the product, on to your skin. Let the toner settle before the next step.

                                                                              MOISTURIZE

ha5_pump_frontMoisturizers should have antioxidants, and ingredients that help skin hold on to water, skin-repairing ingredients, and/or anti-inflammatory ingredients. You will find many different options but one ingredient that we love is Hyaluronic Acid This natural humectant is capable of retaining 1,000X its own natural weight in water, making it a high potency ingredient in skin care.

rosehip_oil_4Another option are Face Oils, these oils, derived from plants, usually also have antioxidant properties. You may use a few drops on their own and apply them after you moisturize, or mix them into your sunscreen or moisturizer.

 

                                                                       SUNSCREEN

883140000778-physical-fusionWe are told over and over again about the importance of using sunscreen. It helps to protect us from skin cancer but it also helps to slow down the aging process. Sun damage slowly makes your skin less and less able to hold moisture. Make sure to apply enough sunscreen and to reapply every two hours. With makeup, most of us will never reapply and that is why we always suggest a mineral makeup powder that will help us to keep the SPF factor high all day long.

EXFOLIATE

p009_lotionaha-bha_5-2_50mlHealthy skin naturally exfoliates, but with dry skin or sun damaged skin, we need to help the process. Either an AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) or a BHA ( beta hydroxy acid) depending on your skin type and skin concerns, will help exfoliate the skin and remove old skin cells to let the skin rejuvenate. Using these products overnight will help give you fresher, smoother feeling skin in the morning. Once or twice a week is enough, but listen to your skin to see what works best for you. More is not always better.

If you are not sure of the right products for your skin, find a skin care specialist who can answer your questions. We believe in making skin health the goal.

 

7 Skin Care Tips for Men

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Foaming Face Wash Consonant1. Use a facial cleanser
Gentleman, forget about the good ol’ bar of soap! When it comes to your face, use a cleanser for the skin. Soap is too harsh for your face – no matter how rugged you are – and it will dry out your skin.

2. It’s okay to moisturize!
Dehydrated skin isn’t sexy! Using a moisturiser diminishes signs of aging. Lines and wrinkles will become less apparent. Men have an unfair advantage – we hold collagen longer than women so the skin doesn’t show signs of aging as quickly. Sorry ladies! – women still need to moisturise more often!

SkinCeuticals Physical Fuison3. Yep! Even men need sunscreen….. all the time!
The sunrays will age you faster than anything else! Protecting your skin with appropriate sun block, every day, will not only slow down your skin’s aging process, it will help protect you against skin cancer. Melanoma is not a disease to be taken lightly. It may start on the skin but it spreads throughout the body. Protect your skin!

4. Eye contours require eye contour care
The skin around our eyes is very different from the skin on the rest of our face. It is thinner, more fragile and needs special protection. There are creams developed primarily for eye contour to provide our peepers with the best possible care.

avstbodyoil5. Hydrate the body
Body lotion is an essential ally for the man looking to provide his outer vessel with proper nourishment. Slathering on the right moisturizing lotion can help keep skin supple and delay the signs of aging. Look for speci c ingredients for speci c actions – such as vitamin A, C and E for anti-aging, or shea butter for intense hydrating.

vitaminbhand6. Mind your hands
Scaly hands are not sexy! Ask your wife, partner or lover as they experiment it… rst hand! Hand cream will provide your hands with the tenderness they de- serve. And if it’s a matter of smell or feel, know that non-scented and non-greasy products DO exist. Some high quality hand creams may even include AHA to counter lines and age spots. A tip: your hands do reveal your real age.

7. Care for your hair
Again, the bar of soap is your enemy, even if you have a crew cut! Always use a shampoo appropriate for your type of hair. Dry, greasy, with or without dandruff… there are shampoos for every type. Men who are experiencing hair loss or thinning hair will be hap- py to know specialized products can enhance/thicken the hair. And if you are the gym-every-day type of guy, use kinder shampoos for multiple washes. Your hair will thank you!

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