Welcome to my skin care blog

I am Kristen Riddle, Pharm.D. Welcome to my skin care blog! I am passionate about women's health. I am one of the creators of Rx SKIN THERAPY, which we developed after seeing fantastic results using compounded cosmeceutical solutions for specific patient issues.

 

Skin Type Analysis

Jan 22 2013

About beautysak.com

As I mentioned a while back, Rx SKIN THERAPY products are now being sold on beautysak.com. All of us at Rx SKIN THERAPY are extremely excited about this because we absolutely love beautysak.com and we think it’s such a great site. Rachel, of beautysak.com, gave us more insight into the company and one of her incredible estheticians also answered some very important questions.

Rachel told me that their goal is to offer high end products for hair, body, and face from some of the beauty industry’s top brands.

‘Customer service is paramount to us. We try to provide a pleasurable shopping experience when shopping for our beauty products which are so important to us, but many of us do not have time to do so with all our busy schedules. Our testimonials say it all.’

‘We also pioneered the original “BeautySak” – a complimentary sample bag filled with product samples that is included with every order.’

Rachel said they spend much of their time researching new products to make sure they offer their customers the newest and best products available. They also have a call center to answer any questions or help customers make their selections.

Pam Pannacci has worked as a Licensed Esthetician in New York City and Southern California.  Her experience includes evaluating new product lines, working in traditional spas that encompass relaxation and therapeutic revitalization, as well as spas that take a more clinical approach to healthy skin.  Pam is in the process of opening a small practice in Newport Beach, CA, where she is currently enjoying life.  Let’s hear what Pam, one of beautysak.com’s estheticians, has to say about some vital questions so many of us want answered.

What is your daily skincare routine?
I try to keep it simple, yet effective. I will never go to bed wearing my makeup from the day. That’s a big no no. With my Clarisonic, I cleanse using a foaming, ph balanced cleanser. I alternate nightly my retinol & BHA treatments. On the nights I’m using my BHA leave-on serum, I follow with the Rx Skin Firming Serum, which I am LOVING. And bonus, I have not experienced any breakouts with this new product. I follow the treatments with a moisturizer and eye cream, and an emollient lip product. I’m loving Malin & Goetz Lip Moisturizer at the moment.
In the mornings, I give a quick rinse with a milky cleanser. I will then use my Skin Firming Serum, a Vitamin C serum to help neautralize UV rays, and a moisturizer with sun block. My skin is acne prone, and sensitive to the ingredients used in chemical sunscreens. Therefore, I look for those sunblocks containing Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide.
What is your daily makeup routine?
I wish I were a little more creative with makeup. I tend to gravitate towards the same color family for eyes and lips. But I suppose that could be true for most women. My must-have makeup product is a base. I carry a lot of pink in my skin, and it’s more blotchy than anything else. Needless to say, I don’t need blush. I sparkle my eyes with golds & browns. A touch of mascara & gloss and I’m ready for the day. To zazz it up for a night out, I’ll wear a darker gloss. 😉
1 must have skincare item? SPF! I never leave the house without it!
1 must have makeup item? A base, whether it be light coverage with a tinted moisturizer, or a fuller coverage with foundation. Though, even with a fuller coverage I still want the ‘no makeup’ look.
I  share with the clients I work with that caring for your skin doesn’t have to be confusing, expensive, or massive.  Understanding, and using the right ingredients is key to maintaining healthy skin.   And this includes SPF!!!
Such great information from Rachel and Pam, and I urge you all to check out beautysak.com. You’ll spend hours on there finding all your favorite products.
Hope you enjoyed this fun interview!
All my best,
Kristen Riddle, Pharm.D.

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