Why Do I Need a Vitamin C Serum?

By: Abigail Foster

Vitamin C serums have been flooding the beauty market in 2016 – each promising miracle-level results. So, what’s the secret? Do they really work? With Skin Cancer Awareness month drawing to a close, an ideal way to practice prevention is with the daily use of a Vitamin C serum. Our Vitamin C serums in residence at SKYN Lounge are Skinceuticals’ C E Ferulic & Phloretin C F. And yes, they really do work. Here is what you can expect:

  •  Enhanced Protection – With the combined use of C E Ferulic or Phloretin CF and a broad spectrum SPF, you will be protected with a double defense against UVA/UVB rays and atmospheric aging. Why use both? Think of the Vitamin C serum like OJ for your skin – it penetrates deep for maximum protection. Once absorbed, the Vitamin C serum will remain effective for 72 hours! We do recommend daily application of 3-5 drops on your face, neck and chest.


Pictured above: Hydrating B5 Gel (another favorite from SkinCeuticals), Phloretin CF & C E Ferulic.

  • Brighten & Tighten — SkinCeuticals’ special formulation features brightening ingredients that promote a more youthful complexion. As the formula neutralizes dangerous free radicals, it aids in the appearance of firmness, fine lines and wrinkles!

Not sure which one is for you?

We suggest Phloretin CF for normal to oily skin types and C E Ferulic for normal to dry skin types.

Derby Day Glow: Skin Essentials

By: Abigail Foster

Before the trumpet calls, prep your skin for a Derby Day glow! While most all attention is focused on the Derby Day outfit: the dress, shoes and carefully coiffed hat, at SKYN Lounge we understand that it’s what’s under the brim that counts the most.


Our recommendations for treatments that you can do now:

  • Brighten Up – If glowing gorgeous skin is your goal, try an Obagi Blue Peel Radiance. This stellar peel not only reveals a more even tone and texture, but it will do so quickly. With little to no downtime after the peel, you won’t have to wait long to see results.
  • Hydrate – Restore your skin’s hydration levels after a long winter with a facial from our luxury European line – Carita. You’ll spend 1 hr. 15 min. in the care of our Licensed Aestheticians as they perform a relaxing treatment catered to your skin’s needs. Choose from Carita’s Lisse Supreme Facial for ultimate anti-wrinkle ad anti-aging benefits, Cotton Softess Facial to soothe sensitive skin and reduce redness, or the Lagoon Hydration Facial for an all-over hydrated appearance with a brightened tone and texture.
  • Pro-Shape – Have you booked your pre-Derby wax and tint yet? Pro-shape those brows into place! Well shaped eyebrows are the secret to a framed face.
  • Made Up – Leading up to Derby, Louisville comes alive with galas, events and festivities. Let us help you look glam! We offer Special Occasion Makeup Application from our exclusive ZenSKYN Color Collection make-up line.

To better accommodate our clients during the week of Derby, we will be open Monday, May 2nd from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. We suggest booking early, as our schedule fills up quickly during Derby Season!

Spring Break Special

By: Abigail Foster

With Spring’s timely arrival, sunny days seem to be here to stay! A little optimism never hurt anyone, right? At SKYN Lounge, we are celebrating with a Spring Break Special. With every combined purchase of SkinCeuticals’ C + E Ferulic and a sunscreen of your choice, you’ll receive a complimentary SkinCeuticals Beach Tote!

Spring Break Special

Before you head South with your new tote bag in tow, pause for a few tips you’ll need to know prior to exposing your skin to harsh rays:

  • Protect – Don’t sink your toes in the sand without lathering on an effective Broad Spectrum Sunscreen. We recommend SkinCeuticals’ Physical Fusion UV Defense for at the beach and every day wear. As a Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 50, it defends and protects as a full coverage sunscreen. Even more, Physical Fusion’s tinted formula adapts to all skin tones for an everyday glow and enhanced natural tone.

  • Prevent  – For ultimate protection from sun damage, apply SkinCeuticals C + E Ferulic before your layer of sunscreen. Why the extra precaution? C + E Ferulic delivers advanced protection against environmental aggressors, such as damaging sunlight. As a bonus, you’ll notice an improved appearance in fine lines, wrinkles and a brightened tone.

  • Hydrate Well – Meet your new best friend – H2O. You’ve heard it before, but it can’t be stressed enough! Drinking plenty of water is your body’s way of defending your skin from the inside out.