customer profile: Kariman Vietzke

November 5, 2014

This week’s Customer Profile comes from Portland, Oregon-based aesthetician Kariman Vietzke of Kariman’s Skin Care.

Name: Kariman Vietzke 

Business: Kariman’s Skin Care

City and State of Business: Portland, OR

1. How long have you been a skin health professional?

2 years.

2. Why did you become a skin health professional?

I went to school for hair design, but fell in love with skin care therapy

3. Tell us about a time you improved a patient’s life by addressing their skin concerns.

I had a bride in her early 30s come to me with really bad acne and hyper-pigmentation on the forehead. After using good quality products, and with the help of LED light and microdermabrasion, it has faded out and she was a very happy bride.

4. Do you have a favorite modality used in the treatment room?

Yes, microdermabrasion and LED light treatments.

5. What makes you a successful skin health professional?

I love what I do and want to really help anyone with skin problems. With PCA it has been a great success in my studio and that is because PCA really works.

6. Why did you choose to partner with PCA SKIN?

I chose to partner with PCA SKIN because the reviews that I read online are amazing.

7. What is your favorite PCA SKIN daily care product and why?

The Rejuvenating Serum, the Intensive Age Refining Treatment: 0.5% pure retinol night and also Retinol Renewal with RestorAtive Complex are all amazing anti-age serums that my husband and I use daily because we are getting old! Our skin looks amazing. My husband (52) and myself (almost 40) don’t look our ages at all.

8. What is your favorite PCA SKIN professional treatment and why?

Sensi Peel® and the Esthetique Peel made my pores shrink! I love it.

9. What would you say to a newly certified PCA SKIN professional?

This product works, works, works. I just keep reading the PCA book to get to know the peels better on how, why and when to use them.

If you are a PCA Certified Professional interested in being profiled in this series, please email info@pcaskin.com.

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the perfect daily anti-aging regimen

March 11, 2014

The synergy of the products that you use to build your perfect daily regimen is important. To fight aging from all angles it is important to incorporate a gentle cleanser along with targeted treatment products to prevent and repair the visible signs of aging.  This Mother’s Day, PCA SKIN has put together a gift set that includes a trio of products that do just that: Rejuvenating SerumEyeXcellence and Perfecting Neck & Décolleté.

Rejuvenating Serum delivers epidermal growth factor and stem cell extract to encourage healthy cell proliferation and protect skin from damage. EyeXcellence combines three peptides with botanicals to minimize the appearance of eye-area wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness. To care for the neck and chest – an often forgotten zone – use Perfecting Neck & Décolleté twice daily to minimize discoloration, wrinkles and the appearance of crêpe paper skin texture.

These three products along with the appropriate PCA SKIN broad spectrum sunscreen and nighttime moisturizer will provide the perfect, easy-to-follow regimen for anyone fighting the visible signs of aging.

For more information about the PCA SKIN Mother’s Day gift set, or for a referral to a PCA Professional near you, call 877.PCA.SKIN [722.7546].


rePAIR and protect promotion

July 15, 2013

Does your broad spectrum sunscreen protect the skin from all of the harmful UV rays we come in contact with every day? The truth is no broad spectrum sunscreen can protect the skin 100% from UV rays, but we can raise the level of protection by adding potent antioxidant correctives to our patients’ daily care regimens.

rePAIR & protect is an exciting promotion available to PCA SKIN® Certified Professionals until July 31, 2013. By pairing any of the PCA SKIN broad spectrum sunscreen products with C-Quench® Antioxidant Serum, Rejuvenating Serum or Intensive Clarity Treatment: 0.5% pure retinol night, all potent stem cell correctives, you can add an extra layer of defense against UV-related skin concerns.

By purchasing any PCA SKIN stem cell corrective with any PCA SKIN sunscreen, you will receive a 20% discount off of the pair. Learn more about these stem cell extract correctives below:

C-Quench® Antioxidant Serum

  • Lilac leaf stem cell extract offers powerful antioxidant protection and boosts collagen deposition.
  • Resveratrol, glutathione, L-ascorbic acid and ergothioneine provide additional antioxidant protection.

Rejuvenating Serum

  • Grape fruit stem cell extract supports healthy cell function and protects against damage to the skin.
  • Epidermal growth factor (EGF) helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Intensive Clarity Treatment: 0.5% pure retinol night

  • Lilac leaf stem cell extract inhibits P. acnes bacteria, minimizes inflammation and supports wound healing.
  • 0.5% pure encapsulated retinol promotes a clear complexion and an even skin tone.

PCA SKIN Certified Professionals can take advantage of this promotion by calling 877.PCA.SKIN [722.7546] Monday-Friday from 7am-6pm Arizona time or clicking HERE to order at pcaskin.com through July 31, 2013.


PCA SKIN’s Rejuvenating Serum

July 2, 2013

Rejuvenating Serum is an exceptional formulation that contains grape stem cell extract to support the product’s ability to promote healthy cell proliferation and protect against cellular damage. Epidermal growth factor (EGF) helps to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and leaves the skin glowing. An advanced blend of EGF, vitamin E, bisabolol, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), glutathione and grape fruit cell extract work symbiotically to protect the skin from oxidative damage.

Although indicated for patients with aging concerns, Rejuvenating Serum is also effective for patients suffering with acne due to its healing capacity. Add Rejuvenating Serum to an existing regimen to boost antioxidant protection, minimize the signs of aging or to encourage a healthy complexion. This multifaceted serum pairs perfectly alongside the PCA SKIN® broad spectrum sunscreen products listed below:

Rejuvenating Serum + Weightless Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 45

  • For breakout-prone skin

Rejuvenating Serum + Perfecting Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 30

  • For uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles

Rejuvenating Serum + Protecting Hydrator Broad Spectrum SPF 30

  • For formal to oily aging skin

Rejuvenating Serum + Hydrator Plus Broad Spectrum SPF 30

  • For dry, sensitive skin

Rejuvenating Serum + Active Broad Spectrum SPF 45

  • For those with outdoor lifestyles

Always be sure to consult with your PCA SKIN Certified Professional about the best product combinations for your unique skin type and condition.


the 2013 mother’s day promo has arrived

March 29, 2013

The best things in life are the simple things. Achieving healthy skin doesn’t often seem like it would be simple, but it is. The PCA SKIN® Mother’s Day gift set provides three easy steps in a daily routine that will enliven the skin. Included are the new and improved Facial Wash, Rejuvenating Serum and Protecting Hydrator Broad Spectrum SPF 30.

The 2013 PCA SKIN Mother's Day Gift Set

The 2013 PCA SKIN Mother’s Day Gift Set

Facial Wash is an effective cleanser that helps remove makeup and environmental impurities for any skin type. It is a refreshing blend of alpha hydroxy acid, hydrating and soothing properties, leaving the skin clean and pH balanced.

Rejuvenating Serum is full of ingredients that help to firm and plump the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Not only is this product blended with 11 different antioxidants, the healing properties of this product also help to minimize unsightly breakouts while keeping the skin hydrated and healthy.

There is nothing that fights aging better than the proper sun protection. Protecting Hydrator Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is formulated with UVA and UVB protection, along with ingredients that increase moisture retention. Blended with strong antioxidants, this product provides the best sun protection possible while leaving a light, matte finish on the skin.

We love our mothers for all of the simple things they have done for us through life. Give that back to them with effortlessly healthy skin.

For more information about the 2013 PCA SKIN Mother’s Day gift set or to order today, call 877.PCA.SKIN [722.7546] or log in to pcaskin.com.


rejuvenate your skin!

March 19, 2013

Rejuvenating Serum by PCA SKIN® is formulated with a blend of epidermal growth factors (EGF), botanicals and antioxidants to to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This serum for those with aging skin leaves skin glowing.

PCA SKIN's Rejuvenating Serum

PCA SKIN’s Rejuvenating Serum

Key ingredients include:

Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) – helps to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Tocotrienols and Tocopherol (Vitamin E) – an excellent antioxidant that prevents free radical damage.

Bisabolol – one of the principal active compounds found in chamomile. It provides excellent calming and soothing benefits.

Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG) – a polyphenol antioxidant naturally found in green tea. It has been shown to prevent the formation of several highly damaging free radicals.

Glutathione – an endogenous antioxidant that is produced naturally by the body.

Grape Fruit Cell Extract – an antioxidant from the stem cells of red grapes. These plant stem cells have the proven ability to protect epidermal stem cells from UV-induced stress and damage.

Niacinamide – helps fight visible skin aging that can be exacerbated by glycation.

After cleansing and toning, apply one to two pumps to the entire face and neck twice daily for maximum results. Aging skin of any skin type and condition can be benefited by even more antioxidants by mixing Rejuvenating Serum with PCA SKIN’s C-Strength 15% with 5% Vitamin E.

The serum can also be used as a part of a lip renewal treatment. Apply one pump followed by a pea-sized amount of Silkcoat® Balm for maximum hydration. Finish with a liberal application of Peptide Lip Therapy for healthier, smoother lips.

Always follow with the appropriate PCA SKIN broad spectrum SPF product in the daytime and moisturizer in the evening. If you perform the lip renewal treatment in the daytime, remember to apply a broad spectrum SPF before applying Peptide Lip Therapy.

Have you used Rejuvenating Serum yourself or with a patient? How do you feel about this product? Comment below or tell us on Facebook.