Cosmeceuticals: A Complete Guide

by Christy Hall October 14, 2020 5 min read

If you follow beauty news or have browsed the cosmetic section at a local big box store, you may have come across the word cosmeceutical(s). But what exactly does this mean? Is it a cosmetic, a prescription pharmaceutical, or another hyped up marketing word for cosmetic(s)? To answer these questions I’m going to guide you through the different definitions and opinions, the truth about making claims regarding results, what ingredients to look for, and give you the 411 on Mikel Kristi cosmeceutical formulations. 
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What Does Your Daily Skincare Regimen Really Cost?

by Christy Hall September 23, 2020 4 min read

Getting the most out of your daily skincare regimen: What does it really cost? It’s almost too easy for advertisers to target consumers these days… between social media, targeted TV and web advertising, text message reminders to visit a website for a discount of the day, how do you prevent yourself from falling for the latest gimmick and ‘deal of the day’ when it comes to almost anything, including skincare?

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Acne 101

by Christy Hall August 19, 2020 5 min read

Acne - This is one of those topics that affects many more people than you may realize. Not only have I struggled with it in the past, some of my long time patients and staff have dealt with this stubborn issue as well. It’s not just a teenage ailment. It affects many adults, specifically women well into their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s.

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30 Days To New Skin & A Youthful Glow: Core Collection Spotlight

by Christy Hall January 27, 2020 4 min read

A new year and a new you with beautiful, radiant skin. Our Mikel Kristi Core Collection will feed your skin all the right nutrientsfor rejuvenation and health. The basic needs for all skin types are restoration, protection and exfoliation.  Use our Core Collection to meet and exceed these needs easily.
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Healthy Skin Starts On The Inside

by Christy Hall November 25, 2019 3 min read

Beautiful, healthy skin starts on the inside. Many of us live in inflammatory states which show up on our skin as wrinkles, dullness, acne, dryness, discoloration and rashes. It is very important to understand that your lifestyle is the largest factor in your body’s relationship with inflammation, or how easily you rest and repair. I’m not just talking about diet and exercise. Your home environment, your work, your relationships—all have fingers on the dial of your health and wellbeing.
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Skin Concerns: ACNE

by Christy Hall October 28, 2019 4 min read

Whether it is adult onset, or smack dab in the middle of puberty, acne is NEVER welcomed. By definition, acne is an inflammatory skin condition caused by overproduction of oil (sebum) in the skin. The skin also has an abundance of bacteria called Propionibacterium acnes which exacerbates the severity of the condition. 
Acne is largely hormonal in nature, and seems to creep up at the most inopportune times. Not only is it difficult to manage, it can be incredibly painful and lead to scarring. In addition, acne often induces anxiety about one’s appearance. 

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