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Have  you ever wondered what your biosensitivity score?  Take a self-examination of the following factors and it will help you determine your sensitivity:  a) certain foods make my skin flare up b) when I’m stressed, my face/neck/chest react with redness c)my skin itches/burns in response to fragrances, certain fabrics, etc. d) i have dry patches on my skin that are tight and itchy e) i live in a metropolitan/densely-populated area f) i have seen a skin care professional for microdermabrasion, retinol, peels or Isotretinoin.

If you find that you agree with most of the statements above as it relates to your skin type, then you may want to consider an ultracalming cleanser.  Ultracalming should be your primary regimen for serious relief of sensitized skin and flare-ups.

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Yes, there is a new twist.  Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (MAP) is a water-soluble derivative of Vitamin C known to help with skin conditions ranging from acne to hyperpigmentation and premature aging.  It is also the main ingredient in Dermalogica’s new MAP-15 Regenerator, which delivers the highest, most efficacious concentration of MAP on the market.  Often times when skin care ingredients, such as Vitamin C, are dispensed through a tube, bottle or jar, they instantly react with oxygen or light and subsquently lose efficacy.

MAP-15 Regenerator works through a unique powder-to-emulsion technology that ensures stability.  When dispensed onto a fingertip, MAP is in a powder form.  It maintains this powder form until finger touches face and creates a gentle pressure that causes the powder to break.  It is not until the powder breaks, transform into an emulsion and is blended into the skin that MAP become most efficacious, ensuring maximum benefit to skin.

MAP,  helps stimulate collagen, provides anitoxidant defense, lessens the appearance of hyperpigmentation, acts as an anti-inflammatory and can actually help minimize damaged caused by UV rays if applied within 10 minutes of exposure.

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Why go Pro?

Is there a difference betwen mass products and professional products?

The answer is YES. Although we cannot speak for every company out there, generally, mass market brands are more sensitive to pricing and will therefore use cheaper or fewer active ingredients. For example, a mass market brand will opt for a very low concentration of an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA)to avoid potential issues with irritation in the general population. Professional products like Dermalogica products are sold with the added benefit of a thorough skin analysis and education from professional skin care therapist. Therefore , these prescribed products will have higher (and effecacious) levels of actives that will deliver results. Furthermore, some ingredients are very expensive and inevitably bring up the total cost of the product. Peptides are a great example. Mass market brands will either have  no or very low concentrations of synthetic peptides, compared with professional lines that devote a greater amount of the formulation to these target-driven ingredients.

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What is Hydroquinone. Hydroquinone is a skin lightening or skin bleaching agent has bean used for 40 or 50 years as an effective ingredient to fight hyperpigmentation( areas of darkened skin), but its use is controversial. Many Countries, including most in the European Union, South Africa, Japan and Australia have banned its use for conserns that is a possible carcinogen. Check out this video as Jane Wuwond’s founder of Dermalogica and Dr Diana Howard explain why you should not use any product with Hydroquinone in it.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FX8zqpvok4I

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Organic and natural product what are they.Check out the video and find out what Dermalogica has to say about that. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Aey_45XFkg

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We just recovering from our FITE event! It was a great time!!!!!

The life of the party was seeing so many “Utopia Chalet clients” having fun! It’s always a pleasure to meet our clients during or after buisness hours. We gave a lot of prizes away including our $ 1000.00 winner. Thank you so much to everyone that supported our fundriser party in person and in spirit !! We also want to give thanks to Dermalogica and Amy Reed for being the best rep. and all her support!!! This was the first of many ………………. for 2011. Don’t touch that dial, good thinks are on the way ! Stay tuned

Our 1000.oo Dollar winner wassssssssss

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7VRepVvktI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkXpwVeRZBQ

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We loan because: As women, we understand the importance of empowerment. When we loan to women we are participating in a life-changing event. We are not only empowering women financially but we are improving their quality of life not only for them but their families which in turn improves the quality of life for their prospective communities. So often,a small amount of change is thrown in the water fountain or bubble gum machine, not realizing those few pennies can change a life forever. Being able to provide for oneself and their families in great reward and that’s why we at Utopia Chalet, loan to women.

Our Team; Our team is made up of extraordinary women. From the founder of Utopia Chalet, Geraldine Douglas to the many varied women of ethnic backgrounds, we have been able to fulfill our dreams. Therefore, we are excited, motivated and encouraged to share the FITE program with everyone. Our team is dedicated and quite competitive and driven to succeed

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