Author: Dawn Sasiela, R.N.

What to get for those who love skin care and make-up? Here are a few suggestions from one professional product junkie! These mostly are “female” appropriate – sorry guys!

Under $30

  • Jane Iredale Puregloss™  Lip Gloss- A  long lasting gloss in 18 colors  with a pleasant berry flavor.   I love Soft Peach and Iced Mocha.  $24
  • Elta MD® UV Lip Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 31-This is a moisturizing lip sunscreen with transparent zinc oxide. It has a mint flavor that is pleasant and has antioxidants.  Great for cold sore sufferers.  (This would be a fantastic stocking stuffer!)  $10
  • Elta MD® sunscreen- Everyone needs sunscreen, and the Elta SPF 40 Daily with 9% micronized zinc is a house favorite here at TOC Medical Spa.   Appropriate for man or woman.  $26

Over $100

  • Clarisonic® Smart Profile facial cleansing brush – This is a great device.  I have used mine for the last 7 years and would replace it in a heartbeat if anything ever happened to it.  It has 3 settings, or “strengths,” and can be used in the shower.  There are a variety of brushes that can be changed as well.  I find mine keeps the flakes from my retinol/retinoid use at bay.  $265
  • Clarisonic® Mia facial cleansing brush –  A smaller version of the brush above.  This brush has one setting.  This is a more affordable version and does a good job.  $99
  • NuFace® Trinity Device – This is a device that comes with a microcurrent applicator to stimulate and tone the skin.  IT WORKS!  It requires regular use, so there is a small time commitment.  When used consistently, there is visible lifting and firming of the tissues.  The microcurrent attachment can be switched out for a infrared light device (sold separately) to treat fine lines and wrinkles.    $325
  • Tria® Age-Defying Laser –  The Tria® device is an at home, FDA-cleared laser clinically proven to treat multiple signs of aging on the entire face. This laser stimulates the body’s own natural repair process leading to collagen production.   When purchased through a physicians office, it includes two effective antioxidant products from SkinCeuticals®, CE Ferulic and Resveratrol B E.  These work synergistically with the device.   This would be a VERY GENEROUS gift.  $629tria
  • Revitalash®- This is a product to help lashes grow thicker and longer.  It works!  Great alternative to Latisse®.   $150
  • Gift Certificate to your loved one’s favorite spa!

Everything listed is available at TOC Medical Spa AND we are having an event, “Black Tuesday”, during which all products are 20% off! Services are also discounted 15% during the event.   Additionally, Gift Certificates worth $125 can be purchased for $100. Give us a call on Tuesday if you’re interested in taking advantage of these specials!