Protecting your skin from the harmful UVA/UVB rays is important, even in the middle of winter. Long gone are the days when sunscreen left white chalky marks on our skin. Now most sunscreens are lightweight and clear – and can easily be layered over your favorite moisturizer and under your makeup – while still getting the job done.

One such brand that works well for every skin type is EltaMD. This physician-dispensed skin care line has a 25 year history of developing and manufacturing wound care and skin care products for burn centers and hospitals. EltaMD also has an Aesthetic Procedure Skin Care line that includes sun protection products. The sunscreens are formulated with transparent zinc oxide. This means that your skin gets a physical barrier from the sun. EltaMD sunscreens are suitable for all skin types – they are noncomedogenic, sensitivity-free, fragrance-free, and paraben-free.

Here are few of our favorites.

eltamd sunscreenEltaMD UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46

Best for: Skin types prone to acne, rosacea, and hyperpigmentation

This oil-free sunscreen helps calm and protect sensitive skin types prone to discoloration and breakouts. Lightweight and silky, can be worn alone or under makeup. Available in clear or a lightly tinted formula.

EltaMD UV Daily Broad Spectrum SPF 40

Best for: Normal and combination skin types; Also great for post-procedure skin.

This EltaMD sunscreen provides sun protection and a hydration boost because it contains hyaluronic acid to help your skin retain moisture and increase skin smoothness while diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is 9% transparent zinc oxide for serious sun protection from UVA/UVB rays. It is lightweight and can be used alone or under makeup. Available in clear or lightly tinted; it is fragrance-free, paraben-free, sensitivity-free and noncomedogenic.

Visit Blu Cocoon MedSpa in San Jose, CA, to purchase EltaMD sunscreens.

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Colorescience has two powerful products to brighten, correct, and protect your skin.

PEP UP Collagen Renewal Face & Neck Treatment

colorscience pep up

You want to: enhance skin tone and texture; diminish the appearance of wrinkles; rejuvenate skin.

The ingredients of Pep Up including Decaplex-10, an exclusive blend of 10 potent peptides and antioxidants, are designed to support your skin’s own healthy collagen production. More collagen production gives your skin the ability to repair and defend against visible signs of aging. Pep Up benefits include:

  • Healthy collagen and elastin production
  • Deep hydration and advanced antioxidant support

In a multi-center skincare study of 158 subjects, patients in all age ranges experienced improvement in overall skin health after 4 weeks. 78% showed improvement in skin firmness at 12 weeks of use.

Pep Up is suitable for all skin types because it is oil free, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, free of fragrance and colorants.

EVEN UP Clinical Pigment Perfector SPF 50

colorescience even up at blu cocoon medspaYou want to: diminish the appearance of discoloration; blur stubborn brown spots; protect against future sun damage.

Even Up is a lightly tinted broad spectrum SPF 50 iron oxide-infused sunscreen that protects the skin while diffusing skin discoloration. It is non-chemical and defends against UVA/UVB damage and environmental stressors. It contains Colorescience’s LUMIRA Skin Brightening Complex, a patented formula that addresses the appearance of brown spots and other skin discoloration.

You can use before makeup application (or alone) and it is recommended to re-apply after 40 minutes of swimming or sweating.

Even Up is suitable for all skin types.

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Purchase Colorescience Pep Up, Even Up and other Colorescience products in San Jose, CA, at Blu Cocoon MedSpa.

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DON’T MISS OUT ON OUR BLACK FRIDAY SPECIALS

11:00 am – 4:oo pm

Botox $11/unit (bank 100 units max)
Dysport $3.67/unit (bank 300 units max)
15% OFF any dermal fillers (2 syringes max)
Buy 2, get 1 free esthetic service (limit 1)
25% OFF any ONE laser hair reduction treatment
25% OFF up to 3 Fotofacial and/or Refirme treatment*

ALL DAY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

15% OFF all retail products
15% OFF SkinPen micro-needling (limit 3)
25% OFF Kybella

Worried about missing the sale? Call today to pre-order (408) 295-2580.

Details:
Black Friday is November 29, 2019. Saturday is November 30, 2019.
Promotion cannot be used with any other offer or coupon and cannot be honored on previously purchased items.
Price adjustments cannot be honored on previously purchased items. 

*Additional Fotofacial and Refirme treatments can be purchased at 10% off.

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ortho biotic supplements in san jose, caOrtho Biotic supplements – manufactured by Ortho Molecular Products in the USA – are backed by research and formulated to work faster so you can be your best self.

Their supplements are formulated with care:

  • Evidence is gathered from well-controlled human clinical trials in populations similar to the demographics of the patients.
  • Raw materials are sourced based on content, not based on cost.
  • Each supplement has the right therapeutic dosage based on established research.
  • The supplements are made in their own plant in Wisconsin – from formulation to manufacturing to lab testing to bottling and labeling – so you can be assured the products are pure, safe, and effective.

These are the products that our staff and clients love:

Ortho Biotic Capsules – a probiotic that supports microflora balance. The innovative manufacturing process protects the microorganisms to remain dormant until they are exposed to the moisture in your GI tract for maximum benefit.

  • Helps maintain GI balance
  • Increases gut immunity
  • Supports digestion and micronutrient absorption
  • Supports bowel regularity

Ortho B Complex - a balanced and comprehensive supplement that includes 8 essential B vitamins plus choline and inositol.

  • Supports healthy methylation and carbohydrate metabolism
  • Promotes nervous system, immune and adrenal health
  • Supports neurotransmitter production for a positive mood
  • Protects against stress-induced nutrient depletion

Melatonin - a supplement to support healthy sleep patterns, especially in the elderly, those who work nighttime hours, and people traveling across time zones.

  • Encourages healthy sleep patterns
  • Maintains normal inflammatory balance
  • Helps to regulate the body’s circadian rhythm
  • Helps combat jet lag

Our San Jose Med Spa carries Ortho Biotic supplements. Next time you are in ask our staff what formula is right for you.

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We typically ask clients to hold off on reversing sun damage until the fall (when it’s safer), so naturally our most popular fall treatments are those that concentrate on shedding damage caused by the sun.

SkinPen Microneedling

SkinPen Microneedling in San Jose, CA You want to: Improve scarring (acne or other); Reduce the appearance of fine lines; Smooth out wrinkles.

SkinPen Microneedling is one of the most effective treatments to create a healthy, glowing skin. The procedure causes controlled micro-injuries to your skin that stimulates your body’s natural wound-healing response. It can be performed on any skin type with little to no downtime. The result is a brighter, more even complexion. For optimum results, a series of treatments is recommended.

SkinPen works! 90% of the patients in the SkinPen clinical trial would recommend the procedure to family and friends.

FotoFacial

Fotofacial in San Jose, CA

Blu Cocoon MedSpa Client: Before and After FotoFacial

You want to: Lessen or eliminate skin discoloration, broken capillaries, age spots, freckles, and rosacea. Decrease pore size and smooth skin’s surface.

This non-invasive procedure uses IPL (intense pulsed light) and Radio Frequency (RF) to act synergistically to create flawless skin. The RF also stimulates production of collagen and elastin resulting in smoother skin. Downtime is minimal, with most people experiencing a slight pink or redness immediately after the procedure. In the following days, you will see brown spots flake off, leaving a more even skin-tone. A series of treatments is usually recommended for best results.

Chemical Peels

You want to: Improve skin’s texture and clarity; Diminish fine lines, acne, scarring, and hyperpigmentation.

A chemical peel is a controlled exfoliation of the skin that reveals fresh, healthy skin within a few days to three weeks. As the skin sloughs (or peels) off, the surface texture is improved, acne or skin inflammations are reduced, and your new skin is naturally brighter and tighter. A chemical peel can be done as a stand-alone treatment or as a series for even better results.

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These treatments can be done alone, or combined based on your needs. Schedule a consultation (408-295-2580) for your customized recommendation.

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obagi hydrate luxe moisturizer blu cocoon san joseObagi’s Hydrate Luxe Moisture-Rich cream was formulated to work with the body’s natural circadian rhythm. You are probably thinking, what does that have to do with dry skin?! In short answer, a lot!

The term “beauty rest” is pretty accurate because that is when your body is hard at work to renew and restore your skin. Here are a few facts from The American Association of Medical Chronobiology and Chronotherapeutics about skin:

  • Cell proliferation peaks at midnight, and is lowest at noon
  • Blood flow is 25% lower at night
  • Skin pH is more acidic during sleep

Obagi’s Hydrate Luxe was engineered with those facts in mind – so essentially it’s a “smart” moisturizer. It contains soothing and hydrating ingredients including shea butter, mango butter, and avocado, along with:

  • Biomimetic peptides – a technology to complement your skin’s nightly renewal and metabolic functions (result: more skin support and lessening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles)
  • Hydromanil – an ingredient to proved immediate moisturization and gradual moisture delivery for 8-hour moisture protection

If you are looking to get rid of the dry skin woes, or simply want more out of a moisturizer, the Obagi Hydrate Luxe comes highly recommended from our San Jose MedSpa.

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