Beauty By Design’s Skin Health and Skincare Experts

Beauty By Design’s lead estheticians ensure a smooth, five-star performance for every customer. Their background in both beauty and skin care allows them to be recognized as our top estheticians.

 

Hillary Clark 

Lead Esthetician

Hillary Clark is Beauty By Design’s Lead Esthetician, with over 19 years of beauty industry experience and 15 years as a licensed esthetician.  Hillary grew up in a family of female entrepreneurs whose passions included fashion, cosmetics, and skincare. Hillary trained and worked with leading Dermatologists such as Dr. Nicholas Perricone, Dr. Murad, Dr. Sobel, Dr. Glogau, Vic Narukar and Kathy Fields, MD.

Hillary was the youngest Beauty Director for Nordstrom’s largest Bay Area locations, was responsible for training the sales floor across all brands, hosting trend shows and managed the personal appearances of Brand Leaders such as Evelyn Lauder and Jeanine Lobell. She was the first Beauty Personal Stylist in a position that was created for her unique skill set. One of her specialties was seeing Oncologist’s patients by appointment to help them find the most gentle, effective treatments to help their skin manage the grueling stress of radiation and chemotherapy.

Hillary was recruited by Sephora.com in 1999 where she established and managed the first team of online Beauty Advisors and acted as Sephora.com Magazine’s West Coast Beauty Editor. Hillary partnered with the editorial staff to compose stories for Sephora.com, worked on brand dedicated photo shoots, and represented Sephora.com in media and on national, live television shows. Hillary has worked both New York and Los Angeles Fashion Week with world-renowned designers and brands like Urban Decay, Smashbox, Betsey Johnson, Richard Tyler and many more. Hillary has been featured nationally as a beauty expert in numerous publications including The New York Times and Allure Magazine.

                                                                                                                                                                      

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Erica Fulcher                                           

Esthetician                                                                                             

Erica Fulcher brings over 5 years’ experience as a practicing Esthetician in some of the most distinguished spas in Los Angeles.  Her career as an Esthetician began at Bliss Spa located in the W Hotel Los Angeles where she developed an affinity for holistic care, clean formulations, and advanced application techniques.

She continues to seek advanced education and works hands-on with clients in her private, West Hollywood skincare studio.  Her clients come from far and wide to seek her expertise- she is known as a miracle worker with adult stubborn acne conditions and applies that knowledge to helping her Beauty By Design Customers on a daily basis.

“Skincare is an overwhelming process for me, so being able to trust someone…Erica made the process so easy.” – Kytia age 31-35 Long Beach, CA 

Caren Conrad

Chief Ingredient Officer 

Caren Conrad, Beauty By Design’s VP of Esthetician Services, has been a trailblazer – leading innovation in the skincare industry for over 25 years.

The first decade of Caren’s career with Nordstrom was dedicated to studying consumer habits and immersing herself in product formulation while working with several Prestige Brands to help loyal customers find product solutions to meet their current and changing skin care needs.

“Learning about the world each person lives in allows you to design the ideal routine of topical product solutions – that will feel great today and can adjust for your skin’s needs as your world changes.”

Always in the forefront, Caren opened Sephora’s first flagship store located in downtown San Francisco in 1998. She managed all of Sephora’s branded collections, trained the customer service support team and authored  the Q&A section on Sephora.com.

Caren was recruited by Bare Minerals in 2001, she was responsible for boutique sales and education as well as call center support for their first national tv infomercial.

The Japanese brand, Fancl, brought Caren on as their General Manager, where she developed the first brand of paraben and sulfate-free skincare in the US marketplace with the 2002 launch of boscia skincare. Caren was a brand champion for the new preservative-free concept and partnered again with Nordstrom, Sephora, and QVC.

Her passion for healthy skincare led her to the Spa industry with Pevonia, There  she was inspired by the passion that she experienced from all the professional Estheticians who bring great service and care to their client’s individual needs.  That led to meeting Dermatologist brand, Perricone MD, as their Accounts Director for Sephora and Specialty Boutiques in the US and Australia where her love of anti-inflammatory, nutritional-based skin care was born.

 

Stacy Tanner

Co-Founder and CMO

Beauty By Design’s Co-Founder and Chief Merchandising Officer, Stacy Tanner, oversees all aspects of Beauty By Design’s product line, including all aspects of formula, package and creative development. Stacy has an extensive background in the beauty industry with over 30 years of experience specializing in product development and marketing.

A Los Angeles native, Stacy attended USC and while working a summer job at Cosmetech International, she developed a passion for health and beauty products.  This opportunity allowed her to work with iconic brands such as Giorgio Beverly Hills, Sebastian International, Jafra Cosmetics, NuSkin and Arbonne International.

Always looking for a new adventure, she found a new home with Image Laboratories and after a couple of years worked her way up from Marketing Assistant to Brand Manager of Let’s Jam®, an industry leader in ethnic hair care.

Her passion for product development eventually led her to Guthy-Renker where  she found her niche. As Proactiv’s Vice President of Product Development, she worked closely with Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields to grow the 3-Step acne line from a late-night infomercial brand into the leading acne skin care brand with over a billion dollars in sales.  As Proactiv expanded, Stacy was promoted to Senior VP where she managed multiple brands including Meaningful Beauty, Sheer Cover, and Wen.

After her 15 year tenure at Guthy-Renker, Stacy’s entrepreneurial spirit led her to create her own successful consulting business, The Beauty Group Inc., a Southern California-based firm dedicated to product development and marketing for small and large beauty brands. Her recent clients, include Specific Beauty, Volaire™, TruFora, and UnSun.

Beauty By Design Glossary

Ever wondered what those ingredients are in your skin products? Here’s a complete list of all the ingredients used in Beauty By Design’s products, including what they look like and their purpose.

 Image Common Name Short Description
  3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C derivative that brightens skin, improves collagen synthesis, and helps diminish rednesss
  Acai Berry Rich in fatty acids; revitalizes dull dry skin; powerful antioxidant; protects against free radicals
  Acetyl Hexapeptide-30 A peptide that minimizes expression lines, smooths the skin, and protects against aging
  Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 A neuropeptide that smooths, moisturizes and reduces facial lines around the eyes, forehead, and mouth
  Acetyl Octapeptide-3 Prevents the formation of expression wrinkles; visibly smooths existing lines around eyes
  Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5 Inhibits cell glycation which reduces eye bags and crepiness
Kiwi Fruit Extract Rich in flavonoids, Essential Fatty Acids, Vitamins C and E to fight free radicals, soothe and condition skin
  Persian Silk Tree Extract A powerful antioxidant that also inhibits glycation, a major factor in loss of collagen production and elasticity of the skin
  Lady’s Mantle Extract High in Tannins; lessens irritation in sensitive skin; alleviates symptoms from acne and eczema
  Algae Extract Derived from seaweed, reduces dark circles and crow’s feet; stabilizes skin moisture content
  Alkyl Polyglucosides (Corn Starch) A safe and natural cleansing agent; gently removes dirt, oil, and debris from skin
  Allantoin A natural astringent rich in linoleic acid; provides powerful moisturizing and anti-inflamatory properties
  Aloe Vera Leaf Gel A humectant and emollient that excels at hyrdrating, softening, and healing dry skin
Aloe Vera Leaf Juice Provides anti-inflammatory and humectant actions that help balance moisture levels; softening visible micro-scarring and imperfections
Aloe Vera Leaf Extract A humectant and emollient that excels at hyrdrating, softening, and healing dry skin
  Alpha-Arbutin A bearberry extract, prevents age spots, freckles, and dark circles by blocking melanin
  Rosewood Extract Plumps the skin with water moisture; smoothes fine lines and softens scar tissue; an agent to reduce adult acne
  Beet Sugar A humectant and anti-inflamatory; improves skin’s moisture retention for smooth skin
Burdock Root Extract Protects against chronic tissue inflamation and stimulates collagen; anti-aging for mature skin
Argan Kernal Oil Moisturizes flaky and itchy skin; restores elasticity and slows aging of skin with vitamin E boost
  Argan Nut Oil Moisturizes flaky and itchy skin; restores elasticity and slows aging of skin with vitamin E boost
  Arginine (L) Amino acid that prevents lipid oxidation and guards against loss of firmness.
  Algae Extract Derived from seaweed, reduces dark circles and crow’s feet; stabilizes skin moisture content
  Ascorbic Acid (L) Powerful antioxidant and pH adjustor; strengthens collagen, brightens skin; softens fine lines
  Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) Antioxidant; neutralizes free radicals; promotes collagen to diminish fine lines; reduces discoloration from sun damage
  Vitamin C Ester Anti-inflammatory; stimulates collagen increasing firmness and plumps wrinkles; reduces dark spots; brightens
Rooibos / Red Bush Leaf Extract Superoxide Dismutase – powerful flavonoid and antioxidant; superb anti-aging; prevents acne; protects skin
  Seaweed Extract A soothing marine botanical; accelerates skin repair , reduces irritation; promotes hydration
  Lime Oil A citric oil that dries oily congested skin; astringent to help tighten and tone
  Oat Beta-Glucan Soothes rough itchy skin and irritations while nourishng, repairing, and renewing
Oat Kernel Extract Soothes rough itchy skin and irritations while nourishng, repairing, and renewing
Oat Kernel Flour Soothes rough itchy skin and irritations while nourishng, repairing, and renewing
Bamboo Stem Extract High in polyphenol phytochemicals and flavonoids; conditions and purifies skin with gentle topical exfoliation
  Bamboo Leaf/Stem Extract High in polyphenol phytochemicals and flavonoids; conditions and purifies skin with gentle topical exfoliation
  Bamboo Powder Fine and gentle abrasive for physical exfoliation of dead skin cells.
  Benzoic Acid Prevents and treats irritation and inflammation caused by acne, fungal infections, and eczema
Birch Bark Extract Derived from white birch tree; astringent that tightens and tones skin; promotes collagen renewal and brightening
  Bisabolol (L-alpha) Derivitive of Chamomile; anti-inflammatory that accelerates skin healing; protects skin from pollution and UV
  Blueberry Fruit and Juice Natural juice rich in Vitamin A and C; protects against environmental aggressors; brigtening antioxidant
  Borago Seed Oil Rich in Omega-6 Gamma Linolenic Acid; strengthens and soothes irritated skin
  White Kaolin Clay Ultra-fine clay that scrubs away dirt and debris as it mattifies and refines pores.
  Bromelain Pineapple extract containing proteinases to soothe irritated skin; exfoliates dead cells; promotes new cell growth
  Butternut Squash Rich in Vitamin A, powerful antioxidant that promotes cell regeneration
  Shea Butter Unsurpassed emollient that brings intense nourishment and hydration to the skin
  Caffeine Natural extract serves as potent antioxidant to reduce free radicals; diminish puffiness and dark circles
  Marigold Flower Extract Contains Carotenoids which protects against aging; gentle hydrating for dry/sensitive skin; reduces crow’s feet
  Tamanu Seed Oil Natural tree oil that promotes collagen synthesis; diminishes wrinkles and crepiness
Green Tea Leaf Extract Anti-inflammatory; soothes irritated skin; balances oil production; fights free radicals; soothes sun damage
Darjeeling Black Tea Leaf Extract Natural astringent and antioxidant; tones and tightens skin; soothes and repairs sun damage
  Japanese Green Tea Leaf Extract Anti-inflammatory; soothes irritated skin; balances oil production; fights free radicals; soothes sun damage
White Tea Leaf Extract Anti-inflammatory; soothes irritated skin; balances oil production; fights free radicals; soothes sun damage
Caprooyl Tetrapeptide-3 Powerful peptide for anti-aging; stimulates synthesis of collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid for skin repair and smoothness
  Coconut Oil Emollient, gentle skin replenisher; leverages fatty acids to replenish for moisture loss; thickens skin
  Papaya Leaf Extract Rich in betocarotine, Vitamin C, flavinoids, and amino enzymes; stimulates skin regeneration; breaks down keratin
  Safflower Oleosomes Rich in Vitamin E; time releases hydration for improved moisture retention; anti-aging; protects against environmental damage
Gotu Kola Extract Rich in amino acids, beta carotene, phytonutrients; accelerates collagen production; speeds healing; improves circulation
  Cetearyl Olivate Nature emulsifier from olive oil; reduces skin water loss; mimic’s skins natural oils; super hydrator
Chamomile Flower Extract Powerful inflammatory agent; soothes and calms sensitive skin; antioxidant and antispetic to inhibit acne causing bacteria
Chamomilla Flower Extract Powerful inflammatory agent; soothes and calms sensitive skin; antioxidant and antispetic to inhibit acne causing bacteria
  Chlorophyll Contains Vitamins A, C, E, K to guard against sun damage, provide wrinkle reduction, reduce brown spots, smoothes rough patches
Irish Moss Rick in nourishing vitamins and minerals; promotes optimal moisture by binding water and oil in skin
Golden Chamomile Extract Powerful inflammatory agent; soothes and calms sensitive skin; antioxidant and antispetic to inhibit acne causing bacteria
Chrysin Botanical extract that activates enzymes to remove iron deposits that cause dark circles; scavanges free radicals; antioxidant
Camphor Bark Oil Natural oil that reduces itching and irritation; soothes and treats acne and blemishes
Citric Acid Alpha hydroxy acid (AHA); removes dead cells, promotes cell turnover; brightening agent; reduces age spots, scars, fine lines
Watermelon Fruit Extract Replete with free-radical fighting antioxidants, this extract also maintains the skin’s proper natural moisture balance
Orange Blossom Fruit Extract Natural astringent; powerful antibacterial and skin toner; natural source of antioxidant Vitamin C
Orange Culture Extract Natural astringent; powerful antibacterial and skin toner; natural source of antioxidant Vitamin C
Orange Extract Natural astringent; powerful antibacterial and skin toner; natural source of antioxidant Vitamin C
Orange Peel Oil Natural astringent; powerful antibacterial and skin toner; natural source of antioxidant Vitamin C
Lemon Fruit Extract Lightens and brightens skin; reduces dark circles; heals blemishes; removes impurities and excess oil
Lemon Extract Lightens and brightens skin; reduces dark circles; heals blemishes; removes impurities and excess oil
Grapefruit Extract Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory; alleviates redness cause by environmental irritants, free radicals; reduces blemishes
Cocomidopropyl Betaine A gentle surfactant – removes dirt, debris and oil from the skin without irritation, while also serving as a mild antiseptic.
Coconut Oil Salts A natural coconut extract that penetrates skin with deep moisturization and contains anti-microbial agents to fight acne
Coffee Seed Extract Natural skin rejuvenator; provides improved firmness and texture; reduces wrinkles, redness
Green Coffee Seed Extract Natural skin rejuvenator; provides improved firmness and texture; reduces wrinkles, redness
Colloidal Silver Intense anti-microbial provides healing for acne-prone skin while helping prevent infection
Creatine Stimulant that provides collagen, elastin, keratin synthesis; protects against premature aging/environmental stresses.
Cucumber Peel Extract Anti-inflammatory to soothe/calm irritated skin; emollient and skin conditioning to provide moisture binding
Cucumber Fruit Extract Anti-inflammatory to soothe/calm irritated skin; emollient and skin conditioning to provide moisture binding
Pumpkin Pulp Solves pore congestion, clears away dead cells; improves skin clarity; diminishes fines lines and hydrates
Pumpkin Seed Peptide Packed with fatty acids, zinc; carotenoids, Vitamin E; powerful antioxidant
Palmarosa Extract Hydrates skin while balancing sebum levels; regenerates healthy new cells
Lemongrass Oil An essential oil with healing properties; strengthens skin, kills bacteria in pores, improves skin texture and provides glow
Carrot Root Extract Rich in Carotene and Vitamin C; skin softener; improves elasticity and firmness; fit for mature, sun damaged skin; fades age spots
Diatomaceous Earth Natural exfoliator with agents to reduce acne, blemishes, rough skin. Draws away dead skin and contaminants
Wild Yam Root Extract Alleviates sun spots by inhibiting melanin, reduces hyperpigmentation
  Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (from Licorice) Extracted from licorice root, provides whitening/moisturizing properties. Controls oil production, calms and soothe acne-prone skin
Elderberry Extract Nutrient rich Bioflavonoid extract; superior antioxidant protection; reduces age spots; inspires collagen and cell production
Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract Antibacterial extract that reduces redness; assists in oil gland secretion; scavenges free radicals to reduce oxidative damage
Fireweed/Great Willowherb Extract Botanical antibacterial extract; natural analgesic and anti-irritant that cleanses and soothes skin
Horsetail Extract Super nutrient packed botanical; promotes firmness around eyes; minimizes large pores; enhances moisture retention; protects
Essential Oils of Cedarwood Essential oil with antifungal, antiseptic, astringent properties. Detoxifies the skin; combats acne; soothing
Essential Oils of Ginger Root Diminishes blemishes, acne scars, dark and age spots; prevents and reduces acne; protects skin cells
Acai Berry Extract Rich in fatty acids; revitalizes dull dry skin; powerful antioxidant; protects against free radicals
Ferulic Acid AHA with Vitamin C/E slows the aging process; protects against sun damage; regenerates skin cells; enhances skin surface
Indian Fig Extract Skin firming extract rich in regenerative nutrients, vitamins, proteins to protect and smooth skin while moisturizing
Fructooligosaccharides (D-beta) Derived from cane and beet sugar; powerful probiotic serves to strengthen and protect skin
Seaweed Extract A soothing marine botanical; accelerates skin repair , reduces irritation; promotes hydration
Mannentake Mushroom Extract A Polysaccharide extract; mimics skin’s ability to hydrate; renews and repairs skin; reduces inflammation, puffiness
Mannentake Mushroom Extract & Shiitake Mushroom Extract A Polysaccharide extract; mimics skin’s ability to hydrate; renews and repairs skin; reduces inflammation, puffiness
Mangosteen Fruit Extract Natural astringent high in antioxidants; powerful anti-aging; encourages natural pH balance, prevents pimple/blemishes
Geranium Oil Tones skin while reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots; balances oil production, reduces acne
German Chamomile Powerful inflammatory agent; soothes and calms sensitive skin; antioxidant and antiseptic to inhibit acne causing bacteria
Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract Potent plant-derived antioxidant; slows aging; purifies and detoxifies skin
Resistem™ Botanical extract that detoxifies skin, eliminates damaged proteins; protects and reduces cell aging
Gluconolactone (Sugar Fermentation) Offering the exfoliation benefits of alpha hydroxy acids (AHA), polyhydroxy acid smoothes, softens and tones the skin
Glucosamine HCL Reduces wrinkles; diminishes dark spots; helps to heal damaged skin; provides deep moisturization
Glycerin A humectant that attracts water and improves skin hydration; softens and smooths complexion
Beet Sugar Extract A humectant and anti-inflammatory; improves skin’s moisture retention for smooth skin
Soy Bean Protein High essential fatty acid rejuvenates skin’s protein synthesis to smooth wrinkles, replenish moisture
Soy Bean Sterols Natural anti-inflammatory emollient; reduces dry flakey skin; increases suppleness
Glycolic Acid Alpha hydroxy acid (AHA); removes dead cells, promotes cell turnover; brightening agent; reduces age spots, scars, fine lines
Licorice Root Extract Whitening antioxidant also moisturizes; reduces oil production, calms, soothes acne prone skin
Witch Hazel Water Alleviates oily skin; hydrates dry skin; soothes redness in sensitive skin
Sunflower Seed Extract A rich in Vitamin E humectant, provides extended hydration, anti-aging while providing defensive barrier
Sunflower Seed Oil A rich in Vitamin E humectant, provides extended hydration, anti-aging while providing defensive barrier
Hexapeptide-11 Firms skin, reduces fine lines, increases cellular oxygen consumption and helps collagen production
Honey (Mel) A natural humectant; relieves dry itchy skin; powerful defense against microbial organisms that cause acne, inflammations
Hyaluronic Acid Helps skin retain water, keep moisture locked in; adds volume, plumps up wrinkles and lines for smoother, fresher skin
Rice Bran Protein Vitamin E extract; moisturizes while regulates melanin to brighten/lighten; reduces wrinkles, dark spots, puffiness
Hydroxycinnamic Acid Antioxidant/anti-collagenase that firms skin, reduces dark spots, reverses aging by protecting against UV
St. Johns Wort Leaf Extract Powerful flavonoid that plumps and hydrates skin; reduces fine lines and wrinkles; suitable for all skin types
Jojoba Esters A complex from oils of jojoba provides deep hydration and forms moisture-loss barrier to prevent drying of the skin
Jojoba Oil/Macadamia Seed Oil Esters Macadamia and Jojoba oil complex that intensely moisturizes, calms, and protects against free radical damage
Juniper Berry Natural extract astringent that detoxifies and calms acneic and oily skin; reduces redness and soothes
Kaolin An ultra-fine clay that scrubs away dirt and debris as it mattifies and refines pores.
Lactic Acid Exfoliant that breaks down material that holds dead skin together, allowing it to shed naturally
Lactobacillus / Pomegranate Fruit Ferment Extract Natural exfoliant with elevated polyphenol, refreshes skin, increases cell renewal; antioxidant
Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate Filtrate Probiotic antioxidant eliminates harmful bacterial; reduces eye puffiness; calms and brightens skin; soothes
Lava Powder Ultra-fine natural exfoliating powder from basalt lava that contains purifying minerals to help in clarifying the skin
Lavender Oil Calming antiseptic agent; alleviates scars, combats acne; improves skin clarity; speeds healing process
Lavender Essential Oil Calming antiseptic agent; alleviates scars, combats acne; improves skin clarity; speeds healing process
Lavender Floral Water (Hydrosol) Calming antiseptic agent; alleviates scars, combats acne; improves skin clarity; speeds healing process
Lavender Extract Calming antiseptic agent; alleviates scars, combats acne; improves skin clarity; speeds healing process
Lecithin (Soy) High essential fatty acid rejuvenates skin’s protein synthesis to smooth wrinkles, replenish moisture
Shiitake Mushroom Extract Unique kojic acid compound- brightens and evens skin tone; reduces melanin irregularities responsible for dark spots
Edelweiss Meristem Cell Culture Proven antioxidant superb at hydrating, firming, anti-aging; prevents collagen loss; reduces eye contour wrinkles
Lime Oil Repairs oily congested skin without drying; astringent to help tighten and tone
Meadowfoam Seed Oil Natural antioxidant agent that brightens and reduces discoloration
Goji Berry Extract Powerful Vitamin C extract; firms and tightens; improves skin tone and coloration; protects from environmental stressors
Macadamia Nut Oil Natural nut oil with Squalane and Omega fatty acids; moisturizes, calm sensitivities; protects against free radicals
Kelp Extract Iodine, mineral rich antioxidant that moisturizes, plumps, softens; removes toxins; improves cellular circulation
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate(Vitamin C) Antioxidant with Vitamin C; increases hydration; calms and reduces oiliness; helps aged skin with dark spots
Malic Acid (L) Gently exfoliates and smooths lines; refines enlarged pores
Mango Butter Seed Oil Rich in Vitamins A, C, fatty acids; moisturizes and plumps to reduce wrinkles and rough dryness
Alfalfa Extract Packed with Vitamins C/D/E/K and protein minerals to promote skin healing, increase metabolism; antioxidant
Peppermint Oil Brightens dull skin while reducing secretion of excess oil; prevents clogged pores and outbreak of acne
Spearmint Oil Brightens dull skin while reducing secretion of excess oil; prevents clogged pores and outbreak of acne
Montmorillonite (Clay) Natural exfoliant with minerals to improve balanced complexion; absorbs excess oil, reduces pores and hydrates
Noni Fruit Extract Powerful antioxidant to calm irritated and damaged skin; seals in skin moisture; repair fine lines and wrinkles
Neroli Balances skin’s oil content; tones, cleans, tightens; minimizes dark circles
Niacinamide Vitamin B complex; reduces wrinkles, pore size while plumping, firming, moisturizing skin; clarifies and improves elasticity
Nonapeptide-1 Reduces dark spots by inhibiting melanin synthesis; controls skin tone
Olive Leaf Extract Natural botanical scavenges free radicals, protecting skin; strong anti-inflammatory relief
Olive Oil Powerful hydrating oil that locks moisture in, softens dry itchy skin; reduces wrinkles; antioxidant
Oleanolic Acid Calms inflammation; firms pores, refines skin texture and reduces inflammation and redness
Oligopeptide-68 Twelve powerful amino acids combine to inhibit melanin production and fade dark spots
Olive Squalane Super-light, natural moisturizer hydrates, plumps and softens while replaces skin’s oils. Enhances skin barrier
Prickly Pear Stem Extract Antioxidant that fights free radicals while preventing moisture loss; natural phytochemicals help skin regenerate skin cells
Peony Root Extract Extract which activates skin’s defense mechanisms; tones and firms while regenerating, softening, and moisturizing
Palmitoyl Oligopeptide Activates collagen and elastin production while conditioning and cleansing; protects from UVA effects; thickens skin
Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3 Stimulates collagen and elastin production to improve texture and reduce wrinkles
Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 Promotes smoother skin by relaxing expression lines; suppresses inflammatory responses; improves wrinkles, sagging, uneven skin
Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 Strengthen supporting tissues to promote youthful firmness and tone while also reducing discoloration.
Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38 Stimulates new collagen production, which increases firmness and plumps wrinkles.
Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 Bio-active peptide that provides enhanced collagen production; strengthens skin, reduces fine lines and wrinkles
Palmitoyl Tripeptide-8 Neuropeptide that promotes skin balance, reduces irritations and red skin caused by UV and free radicals
Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B-5) Super-hydrating agent that infuses water in lower layers of skin, retaining deep moisture; relieves itchy dry skin; soothes
Papain Papaya based extract that digests keratin to promote natural exfoliation; rich in Vitamins C/E to serve as antioxidant
  Pentapeptide-18 Powerful ingredient that targets expression wrinkles around the forehead and eyes and reduces depth
Avocado Oil Packed with Vitamins A/D/E/Omega 9 to penetrate lower skin layers and reduce anti-aging effects and promote balance
Spin Trap Powerful antioxidant that deactivates free radicals and improves all signs of aging – wrinkles, discoloration; promotes brightness
Phospholipids Contains a hygroscopic, water-holding moisture barrier to resolve dry, rough, and uneven skin
  Phytic Acid A skin lightening agent that blocks melanie production; moisturizes the skin; antioxidant
Phytosterols Powerful anti-aging compound that encourages new collagen production; firms and tones skin
Pink Sea Salt Natural exfoliant that rids skin of grime, pollution, bacteria from deep within; tightens skin, diminishing pores and leaves skin firm
Pea Extract Rich in phytonutrients, Vitamin B6/C to improve skin elasticity, counteract free radicals, and improve firmness and tone
  Pomegranate Fruit Antioxidant with elevated polyphenol to provide environmental defense; improves wrinkled skin and clarifies
  Aspen Bark Extract A Natural Salicylic acid to soothe irritated skin
  Propanediol and Ubiquinone Activates collagen and elastin production for increased volume; diminishes crepiness and wrinkles
  Pomegranate Extract Antioxidant with elevated polyphenol content to defend against damaging environmental stressors; soothes
Sweet Almond Oil Soothes chapped skin, dermatosis, eczema, acne-prone skin; psoriasis, and burns; boosts collagen production, hydrates
  Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract Natural extract that improves skin texture, softens lines and crepiness; helps retain water; stimulates collagen production
  Apple Extract Natural astringent reduces appearance of large pores in oily skin types; Vitamin C diminishes acne; AHAs exfoliates and rejuvenates
  Quaternized Wheat Protein Retains moisture while firming skin; protects from drying out; reduces wrinkles
  Radish Seed Extract Delivers deep skin cell nourishment to prevent aging effects; protects against free radicals
  Red Wine Extract Provides powerful antioxidant protection with polyphenols, tannins and other naturally occurring nutrients
  Retinol Vitamin A derivative that diminishes wrinkles by stimulating collagen production; reduces discoloration, age spots, blemishes
  Retinol (Vitamin A) Encapsulation Vitamin A derivative that diminishes wrinkles by stimulating collagen production; reduces discoloration, age spots, blemishes
  Retinyl Palmitate Vitamin A derivative that promotes natural cell turnover and enhances elasticity while reducing fine lines
Black Currant Seed Oil An anti-aging/antioxidant Gamma Linolenic Acid oil; revitalises and softens skin; nourishes rough or sun damaged skin.
Ribose Boosts skin’s synthesizing activity, increases skin tone and decreases appearance of wrinkles
  Dog Rose Fruit Extract A multi-acid and vitamin rich ingredient repairs damaged skin; hydrates deep into skin and decreases signs of aging
Rose Hip Full of vitamins, antioxidants, fatty acids to correct dark spots and hydrate dry, itchy skin; reduces scars and fine lines.
  Rose Hip Fruit Oil Full of vitamins, antioxidants, fatty acids to correct dark spots and hydrate dry, itchy skin; reduces scars and fine lines.
  Rosehips Fruit Extract Full of vitamins, antioxidants, fatty acids to correct dark spots and hydrate dry, itchy skin; reduces scars and fine lines.
  Rosehip Seed Powder Physical exfoliant serves as a mild scrubs, leaving the skin super smooth/soft without the redness and discomfort
  Red Raspberry Seed Oil Vitamin E rich antioxidant reduces water loss; repairs skin damage; prevents onset of wrinkles and anti-aging
  Western Dock Extract Powerful extract inhibitor that reduces enzyme responsible for dark spots, freckles, and discolorations
  Biomin Provides smoothing, moisturizing and cell-renewing capabilities to skin and hair in an aqueous, bioactive form.
  Sugar Cane Extract Antiseptic and natural exfoliant that smoothes and brightens skin’s appearance.
  Salicylic Acid A deep penetrating BHA that reduces blemishes; exfoliates to prevent pore clogging; fades skin redness
  Salicylic Acid 2.0% A deep penetrating BHA that reduces blemishes; exfoliates to prevent pore clogging; fades skin redness
  White Willow Bark Extract A Natural Salicylic acid and BHA that exfoliates and removes dead skin cells and debris that cause problematic skin
Black Willow Bark Extract BHA natural extract contains acne fighting salicylic acid; alleviates irritation and redness
  Rye Seed Extract Reduces the appearance of wrinkles, smoothes expression lines and relaxes wrinkles, fine lines and creases
  sh-Oligopeptide-1 (EGF) Natural exfoliant promotes cell regeneration which diminishes fines lines and wrinkles
  Silica Natural earth mineral that conditions, smooths skin, fills in fine lines and wrinkles, and absorbs sweat and excess oil in skin
  Lady’s Thistle Extract A powerful mixture of three bioflavonoids that scavenges free radicals, provides UV protection, and reduces inflammations
Jojoba Seed Oil Botanical oil softens skin, moisturizes, and reduces appearance of acne and wrinkles; anti-inflammatory
  Sodium Ascorbyl (Vitamin C) Phosphate Vitamin C compound brightens uneven skin by inhibiting melanin and guards against acne breakouts; protects against UV damage
  Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate & L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) A powerful duo of Vitamin C derivatives defends against free radicals, while brightening, toning and smoothing.
  Sodium Cocoamphoacetate (Coconut Oil) A gentle purifying agent rich in fatty acids cleanses while conditioning the skin
  Sodium Hyaluronate Natural exfoliant and humectant which softens fine lines and improves skin pliability; maintains healthy hydration
Sodium PCA Natural moisturizing compound softens skin and retains hydration; cushions skin for added cell protection while plumping
  Sophora Root Extract An exotic and unique botanical extract that works to alleviate dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
Sorbitan Olivate Unique, natural emulsifier derived from olive oil. It reduces skin water loss, moisturizes, and mimics the skin’s natural oils.
  Squalane (Olive) Super-light, natural moisturizer hydrates, plumps and softens while replaces skin’s oils. Enhances skin barrier
  Sugar Beet Extract A hydrophilic emollient which absorbs water and can help to balance or maintain moisture levels.
  Sweet Potato Absorbs impurities in the skin while fortifying with vitamins and minerals
  Clearing Nut Tree Extract Regenerator of skin cells by boosting keratinocytes in skin; lessens propensity for wrinkles; wards off dark spots and aging effects
  Comfrey Root Extract A natural astringent rich in linoleic acid; provides powerful moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties
Lilac Leaf Cell Culture Extract Natural botanical that calms skin, fights inflammation, regulates oil production and inhibits growth of harmful microorganisms
  Tamarind Seed Extract An Anti-inflammatory extract packed with nutrients to reduce oxidative stress keep skin clear and bright.
  Tartaric Acid (L) Derived from grapes, this AHA gently exfoliates and unclogs pores, adjusts the pH balance; improves collagen and elasticity
  Mountain Pepper Extract Phenolic compound that protects and soothes red or sensitive skin; potent antioxidant that also scavenges free radicals
  Tea Tree Oil Natural oil packed with antifungal, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties known for incredible acne fighting capabilities
  Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C) Vitamin C antioxidant that mitigates damage from UV, stimulates collagen, clarifies and brightens, and reduces dark spots
Tetrapeptide-7 Promotes and stimulates collagen, elastin, and protein production to reduce wrinkles, sagging, and uneven skin tone
  Cocoa Seed Butter An unsurpassed multi-vitamin and fatty acid emollient softens wrinkles and crepiness, especially in the delicate eye area.
  Thioctic Acid (Alpha Lipoic Acid) This alpha lipoic fatty acid scavenges free radicals and slows aging and wrinkles in the skin; anti-inflammatory promotes collagen
Titanium Dioxide 0.67% Natural earth mineral that blocks UVA and UVB rays providing protection against damaging effects of the sun
Titanium Dioxide 5% Natural earth mineral that blocks UVA and UVB rays providing protection against damaging effects of the sun
  Tocopherol (Vitamin E) Vitamin E extract is an unparalleled antioxidant which prevents damages from UV; powerful anti-inflammatory protector
  Tocopheryl Acetate (D-alpha) Vitamin E extract is an unparalleled antioxidant which prevents damages from UV; powerful anti-inflammatory protector
Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) Vitamin E extract is an unparalleled antioxidant which prevents damages from UV; powerful anti-inflammatory protector
Tocotrienols Vitamin E extract that protects cells and DNA from free radical damage, preventing aging, wrinkles, and fine lines
  Totarol Natural NZ Totara tree derivative decongests pore, combats pollution, and helps clarify the skin
  Beet Sugar A humectant and anti-inflammatory; improves skin’s moisture retention for smooth skin
  Tripeptide-1 Helps strengthen the supporting tissue of skin to promote youthful firmness and tone while also reducing discoloration.
Ubiquinone (Co-Q 10) Activates collagen and elastin production for increased volume and cushion to diminish crepiness and wrinkles.
Cranberry Fruit Extract Botanical-extract antiseptic which soothes irritated skin and its antioxidant properties help fight free radical damage
Bilberry Fruit Extract Alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) great for treating skins infections; conditions and nurtures skin; boosts skin’s structural strength.
Vegetable Glycerin Humectant that attracts water, improves hydration, softens and smooths complexion
  Vibrio Alginolyticus Ferment Filtrate Natural Retinol alternative, good for those with sensitivities, which corrects skin discoloration
Grape Fruit Extract Moisturizing Vitamin E, fatty acid infused oil which speeds healing and decreases scarring, fades dark under-eye circles
Grape Seed Oil Moisturizing Vitamin E, fatty acid infused oil which speeds healing and decreases scarring, fades dark under-eye circles
  White Tea Extract Anti-inflammatory; soothes irritated skin; balances oil production; fights free radicals; soothes sun damage
  Witch Hazel Flower / Leaf Distillate Powerful and popular ingredient, alleviates and hydrates oily skin, soothes redness, helps heal damaged skin cells
Yogurt Zinc/Vitamin B rich, alleviates acne and redness; exfoliates dead cells; improves fine lines and regulates oil production
Zinc Oxide 11.6% Natural earth mineral that blocks UVA and UVB rays providing protection against damaging effects of the sun
Zinc Oxide 5% Natural earth mineral that blocks UVA and UVB rays providing protection against damaging effects of the sun
  Zinc PCA / Niacinamide Vitamin B3/zinc compound alleviates blemishes, balances skin; reduces blemishes and pore congestion
  Zinc Sulfate Helps to regulate excess oil production and aids in blemish healing.

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Step-by-Step: How to apply skin care products for maximum results.

How to properly use skincare and get the best results:

You have it all – a Cleanser, a Treatment, and a Moisturizer.  Now, you may be thinking, how am I supposed to use this and in what order?

Here ’s a simple guide for how-to-apply skincare step by step to maximize the performance ingredients in each product and keep your regime quick, simple and effective.

Think of applying skincare like getting dressed: you shower, slip into your sheer/lightweight undergarments, step into your clothes, add accessories and finish with a jacket or coat.  

Skincare application follows the same idea, and size matters- products that have a low viscosity: essences, toners, and serums tend to have a smaller molecule, meaning they can penetrate more deeply into your skin and should go on first. The golden rule is to apply based on texture- start with the lightest texture and finish with the richest texture to seal and protect.  When in doubt, as a rule, apply your skincare in this order from start to finish:

Cleanse; Treatment (Toners, Serums, Masks), Moisturizer, Sunscreen.

1. Start with your Cleanser (Purify)

Start with a clean slate.  After sun care, cleansing is the most important step in your regime because proper cleansing clears the way for active ingredients to penetrate deeply into the skin to visibly improve texture, tone and overall skin health.  Imagine what a waste it would be to miss out on all the benefits of serums and creams because they can’t penetrate skin that is clogged with oil, sebum and dead skin!

How Are BBD Cleansers Different?

Unlike the traditional foamy cleansers that were first popularized in the 1950’s- which, until recently, conditioned American consumers to equate big bubbles with “clean”, Beauty by Design cleansers are formulated without harmful sodium lauryl sulfate, a known toxin and endocrine disruptor.  Each BBD cleanser is packed with natural oils and essences which are very effective at breaking down down oil, makeup and congestion deep in the pores without stripping the lipid barrier. Think of the lipid barrier as the automatic thermostat for our skin, it regulates heat, oil production and protects our skin from elemental irritants, if you disrupt the lipid barrier, your skin isn’t regulating itself properly, becomes vulnerable to environmental stress and can go haywire!

The secret to unlocking the power of BBD cleansers is: Use Less Water!  

Start with a dry or slightly damp face.  Add 1 pump of cleanser into the palm of your hand and drip 2-4 drops of warm water into your palm. Emulsify with your fingertips and cleanse onto a dry face in small, circular motions to fully clean your face area-by-area. Small, circular motions trace the edges of pores, scooping out dead skin, sebum, and oil that congests and hardens into blackheads.

If you have a device like Clarisonic- a rotating brush- or a cosmetic makeup cloth, now is the time to use it to deeply cleanse and gently exfoliate with your matched cleanser.  Some people like the feel of a “second cleanse” after removing makeup or rely on a gentle scrub to remove the dull surface skin- this helps everything that goes on next to penetrate better and work harder for your skin.

2. Next, use your Treatment / Targeted Products

Toners:

Spritz with a toner matched to your skin’s needs and give it a moment to dry down a bit which allows the micro-molecules to penetrate and will draw the active ingredients in next step in your skincare regime deeper into the epidermis.

Serums:

Follow with your matched serum, soothing lotion or oil/ breakout controlling gel and allow to fully penetrate and dry. Each serum contains targeted ingredients that act specifically to address each of your needs.  Serums can be easily applied with fingertips or with the assistance of devices that you may have in your bathroom such as Jade rollers, Oscillating wands or micro-current devices. Each works beautifully with Beauty by Design Treatment products.

Eye Treatments:

Apply eye treatments by lightly tapping creams and gels with your ring finger,  (since it’s the weakest finger, it won’t press too hard on the delicate skin) around the orbital bone around your eye in an upward and outward motion toward the temples.  *If you have a little product left over, apply this to the edges of the lip line for hydrating and anti-aging benefits.

Masks:

Thoroughly cleanse and exfoliate skin before applying a mask so that all of the active ingredients will fully penetrate and work their magic for your skin type and it’s concerns.  1-3 times per week, apply a thin layer to face and neck, leave on for 10 min. Rinse well, and pat dry. Plumping and illuminating masks are great to do before applying makeup for a special event or when you know that you will be photographed- makeup goes on more smoothly and fine lines are diminished when masking before makeup.

One thing to note, unlike occlusive masks formulated with a petroleum base, Beauty By Design’s natural, bioavailable ingredients go on with a light feel and melt into the skin where they penetrate deeply to nourish the skin.  If you like the feel of a thicker mask, apply a little more, and place a warm cloth on your face while you relax for 10 min or so- the heat from the cloth pushes the nourishing and active ingredients more deeply into the skin.

3. Time to Hydrate & Protect with your Moisturizer

We recommend using your Moisturizer both day and night since this is one of the most important parts of any successful skincare routine.  Moisturizers help to nourish and protect the surface of the skin and can deliver powerful antioxidants to the deeper layers of the skin to assist in healthy cell activity.

If your Moisturizer has an SPF, that’s great for your morning routine, but you will want one without SPF for the evening because you aren’t exposed to the sun while sleeping and the skin repairs and heals at night. It’s much better to include ingredients like vitamins and retinoids that assist in nightly repair.  If your current daytime moisturizer does not have an SPF, you will definitely want to add a sunscreen to your daily routine and make it your top layer no matter where you live and your lifestyle (see below for more on sunscreens).

4. Finish up with your Sunscreens/SPFs

Sun Care is a vital part of your skincare routine- nearly all aging and skin disease is a direct effect of sun exposure.  Know the numbers and what they mean to optimize protection and get the most out of your sun protection products- learn how to calculate Sun Care math:

  1. Layering SPF 15 foundation on top of an SPF 30 lotion does not equal SPF 45.  Sun care products are not cumulative, you will only get the benefit of the highest protection.
  2. SPF 30 means that you can stay in the sun 30 times longer than it would take you to start to burn without sunscreen. For example, If you burn in the sun after 10 min of unprotected exposure to direct sunlight, an SPF 30 will protect you for 5 hours total. No more and re-applying will not buy you even another 5 min before you start to burn.
  3. Apply sunscreen liberally and often after going in the water or exercising in the sun. Dr. Kathy Fields tells her patients to apply an entire shot glass of sunscreen to the face, neck, and chest to get the full SPF  protection that is in the bottle. When sunscreen products are tested in the lab, they are applied very generously to the skin. Don’t skimp and fool yourself when applying- a sheer coast of SPF 30 will not yield SPF 30 levels of production.

Remember, your face and decolletage are very delicate and show signs of sun damage and age just like your face.  Apply Treatment and Hydrating products to these areas as well so that the skin on your neck and decolletage looks as plump and vibrant as your face.

Want more application tips? Check out this great article from Allure Magazine: https://www.allure.com/story/how-to-layer-your-skin-care-products

By: Hillary Clark, Beauty By Design