By Patricia McGill Bolan
Hello to all of our Chic Sheet beauties – it’s Trish here reporting back for The Chic Sheet! You may recall that last spring we hosted a special skincare event in which we invited you, 30 of our readers, to be the first to try a new line of high performance products by Rx Skin Therapy. The results from that 8-week study are in, and I couldn’t wait to sit down with Kristen Riddle, compound pharmacist and founder of the growing skincare brand, to hear her findings (as well as brag about how fabulous my skin is now looking — I’ve never received so many compliments!). I was amazed and think you all will be too.
Here are highlights of my interview with Kristen. To learn more about this newest cosmetic brand concept, RX Skin Therapy, click here.
Kristen: I have found that there are 3 major concerns that affect most people and they are (1) aging, (2) acne and (3) skin-type confusion, which means not knowing what type of skin you have (i.e., thinking your skin is oily when, in fact, it is combination).
TCS: What did you advise our women to be doing to our skin that we were not?
Kristen: My general advice for most participants was to use an SPF everyday, some type of retinol at night, and a good anti-aging serum.
Kristen: There were 2 significant areas of improvement I saw after the trial. The first was overall skin tone, which was indicated by smaller pores and skin brightness/luminosity. The other was under-eye hydration, which is a major factor in eliminating the look of fine lines.
TCS: What was the overall response from the Chic Sheet participants?
Kristen: In terms of specific products, the crowd favorites seemed to be our best-selling “Skin Firming Serum” and “Firming Eye Serum.”
“One of the things I like best about Rx Skin Therapy is that it is a straightforward and practical line. There is not an overwhelming number of products that have to be used to achieve good results. My skin looks better than it has in a long time, and there is the added bonus of not too much clutter on the counter! I especially like the eye serum. It really helps with dark circles.” — Janis Goldstein
“I love RX Skin Therapy. The Arnica Cleanser really works for my sensitive skin, and I am totally hooked on both the Skin Firming Serum and the Retinol Complex. Since I started using the products, I have really seen a difference in my skin and have not experienced nearly as many breakouts. When I have gotten a blemish, I use the Clarifying Facial Masque as a spot treater and the blemish disappears overnight.” — Whitley Levy
TCS: Is 8 weeks the typical amount of time it will take to see results from the use of Rx Skin Therapy?
Kristen: You can actually see initial results much faster — within days — in areas such as pore size and skin luminosity. People are often amazed at how quickly they see a difference. By 8 weeks you can see a clear difference in more severe issues like hyper-pigmentation and fine lines. The best part is that results are cumulative, so after 12 weeks your skin has improved even further and continues to do so!TCS: What makes Rx Skin Therapy different from other doctor-endorsed skincare lines?
Kristen: We are a brand based on science and medicine, which means that we put active percentages of ingredients in all of our products. There is no fringe and we don’t add ingredients for marketing purposes only. Every ingredient we use has been added at a percentage that makes the product efficacious and delivers proven results. In addition, all of our products are paraben-free and many are also gluten-free.
TCS: Where can we buy Rx Skin Therapy?
Kristen: Rx Skin Therapy is available online through our website, as well as at some local compound pharmacies. We are thrilled to now be sold at Doyle’s Pharmacy in Central Houston near the Medical Center and will be hosting a special PA event there on October 23, 2012 from 6-8pm. I will be on-site to do a personalized skin analysis consultation for anyone who would like to learn more about our brand and begin experiencing the dramatic results of our products.
Thanks so much to Kristen for sitting down with us to talk shop, and a big thanks to our Chic Sheet beauty readers for participating in the Rx Skin Therapy event. If you haven’t yet tried the magnificent range of products, sign up on their website at www.rxskintherapy.com to receive a free “Beauty Box” of samples. You must reply to the email confirmation to be included in the giveaway, and one lucky winner will receive a set of full-sized products personalized to your skin! Good luck and I hope to see you at Doyle’s on October 23!
Available at www.rxskintherapy.com or visit with one of their skin specialists at Doyle’s Pharmacy, 2425 Sunset Blvd, Houston, TX 77005.