Ascorbic Acid/Glutathione

Once Vit C is exposed to the air and light it undergoes a breakdown or destruction of the very molecules are to help your skin. Ascorbic acid is the form of vitamin C found naturally in food. It is easily assimilated by the skin because of its bioavailability.

 Vit C is a water-soluble antioxidant abundant in the young skin. This wonder molecule gets depleted due to a natural aging process and sun overexposure leading to skin looking and feeling less firm and not-so-radiant.

Luckily, there are topical skin care solutions that can help mitigate this damage, especially when a perfect trio of ascorbic acid/gold/glutathione envelopes the much needed molecules. The result: Skin looks and feels healthier and younger longer.

Ascorbic Acid, Gold, Glutathione: Ascorbic acid complex designed to keep ascorbic acid 100% stable over time and increases the penetration of vitamin C into skin. By conjugating ascorbic acid to gold, its bioavailability drastically increases and glutathione (a vitamin C precursor) helps to replenish ascorbic acid as it breaks down.

Gold (Acetyl Heptapeptide-9, Gold): Collagen boosting peptide for an anti-wrinkle effect. The peptide is bound to gold to extend the bioactivity of the peptide from 30 minutes to 36 hours.

Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Fruit Extract – Extract from Kakadu plum, which contains the world’s highest source of Vitamin C. Studies on this active have shown that it also stimulates the transport of Vitamin C into the skin and boosts collagen synthesis.

Tetrahexyldecyl AscorbateOil soluble, extremely stable derivative of Vitamin C

Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract – collagen boosting marine bioferment to improve hydration, and barrier function, protect skin from blue light pollution, and provide skin with a natural glow.

Coenzyme Q-10 – antioxidant

Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit/Leaf Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract,Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum

Why Peptides Are Called Food For The Skin?

Peptides occur naturally in every cell of every living thing. They communicate with our cells and signal them to act in a certain way. They are composed of multiple amino acids that are chemically linked together in a chain. Proteins like collagen, elastin, integrin and laminin are all comprised of peptides.

Human skin is composed mostly of collagen, a protein made up of long chains of amino acids. It provides a foundation and thickness for our skin. As we age, we have less collagen, our skin tends to be thinner and reveals more wrinkles. When collagen breaks down, short segments of amino acids are formed: tiny proteins and active molecules known as peptides. These peptides send a message to your skin that it has lost collagen and needs to generate more.

Peptides in skincare products can provide significant anti-aging benefits. They are small enough to penetrate the skin and when applied topically they signal the skin to repair itself. Your skin cells think it’s a collagen breakdown product and that is why your body is triggered to manufacture new collagen.

There are many peptides, each with a targeted action The most commonly used peptide in skincare is matrixyl (palmitoyl or oligopeptide pentapeptide), a neuropeptide that reduces fine lines very well. However, just as there isn’t one health food to eat or supplement to take to ensure good health, there isn’t just one ingredient that your skin needs to be healthy. Skin is the most complex organ of the body so it needs more than a single peptide or blend of peptides.

If you are searching for an effective peptide skincare product or a peptide serum, you can find it here

BOC Firming Peptide Serum contains a variety of ingredients combined in a way to help your skin renew itself. It’s been used by hundreds of our spa clients and we believe you’ll love it too.

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Crepey Skin Repair Creme

This must have neck crème incorporates two special peptides that focus on the loss of elasticity around the chin, jaw, and neck areas.  This crème also helps to reduce the appearance of excess fatty tissue that accumulates in the neck area which causes sagging and puffiness.  Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract improves brightness in your skin tone and increases hydration levels dramatically.

FOR THE FACE: This formula includes special ingredients to firm and reduce fine lines, wrinkles and crepey skin that forms around the chin, neck and décolleté area. Signs of improvement will be noticeable within just a few days of application.

FOR THE BODY:  Improves skin texture by showing less signs of cellulite bumps, firms and helps with elasticity.  Tones, tightens and hydrates the body.


Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract – Dramatically improves texture, hydration levels and brightens the skin.  Clinical studies report a 43% increase in blood flow, 10 to 20% increased brightness and self-reports of improved darkness of skin.

Methylsilanol Carboxymethyl Theophylline Alginate – A natural extract of brown algae which helps break down and free fatty acids and stimulate fat cells to release buildup of unwanted toxins.  It also helps sculpt and slim the tissues around the chin and neck area.

Palmitoyl Oligopeptide & Pamitoyl Terapeptide-7 (Matrixyl®)- Addresses fine lines and deep wrinkles. Peptides help to protect the skin’s collagen from the effects of UVA and contributes to thickening of the epidermis by promoting collagen renewal.

Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract – A rare Swiss apple is incorporated in this crème that has special longevity properties to help protect skin cells from the effects of aging.

LIST OF INGREDIENTS: Aqua, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Glycerin, Methylsilanol Carboxymethyl Theophylline Alginate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg 100-Stearate, Cetyl Esters, Tricaprylin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Dimethicone, Squalane, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Kernel Oil, Algae Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture, Xanthan Gum, Phospholipids, Tocopherol, Glucosamine HCL, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Aminomethyl Propanol, Tribehenin, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Beta Carotene.

Triple Exfoliating Cleanser

This deep cleansing lotion includes the Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids of Glycolic, Lactic and Salicylic.  These natural acids loosen the bond of dead skin cells to accelerate the natural skin renewal process.  The Jojoba beads gently exfoliate the skin to prevent occlusion of pores, revealing fresher and more youthful looking skin. After rinsing thoroughly with cool water, follow with a day or night moisturizer or special treatment.


Glycolic Acid – A naturally derived Alpha-Hydroxy Acid found in sugar cane.  Studies have shown Glycolic Acid, as an exfoliant that encourages the production of collagen and increases cell turnover.

Salicylic Acid – A naturally derived Beta-Hydroxy Acid found in Willow Bark Extract. It encourages surface renewal for a smoother texture.

Lactic Acid Providesexcellent moisture, while refreshing skin texture.

Jojoba Beads – (Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil)A natural round bead that will not abrade the delicate skin tissue.

LIST OF INGREDIENTS: Aqua, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Jojoba Esters, Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium PCA, Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Sodium Cocoyl Apple Amino Acids, Glycol Distearate, Steareth-4, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate.

Chamomile Cleanser


This gentle plant based skin care cleanser was designed to cleanse skin thoroughly.  Chamomile and Vitamins A & E provide necessary healing moisture to prevent dry, red irritations.  This re balancing and superiorly soothing cleanser can soothe skin irritation caused by harsh environments such as weather, pollutants or other irritating conditions.


Chamomile – Naturally derived from the Chamomile flower and cold processed to concentrate.  The soothing, regenerating properties of the plant are concentrated in the overpowering herbal fragrance.

Squalane – A naturally derived ingredient found in olives has been known to be the closest comparable ingredient to human sebum, providing softness while replacing necessary oils.

Vitamin E – Anti-oxidant that protects the skin from free radical damage caused by the environment (UV radiation, chemical pollutants), and certain lifestyle choices (smoking, drinking).

Vitamin A – Studies have shown that Vitamin A helps increase skin elasticity, and normalizes dry parched skin.

Aloe Vera – Aloe has been known for its anesthetic, anti – bacterial, and tissue restorative properties.  The alion free gelatinous inner leaf is extracted and filtered to provide excellent hydrating, softening and soothing qualities.

LIST OF INGREDIENTSAqua, Tridecyl Stearate, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Sorbitol, Dimethicone, Squalane, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Azulene, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide.

Soothing Cleanser

BOC Soothing cleanser helps to combat irritation and redness.
Soothing Cleanser

 Light foaming and deep pore cleansing action with non-sensitizing mild surfactants. It contains blend of Chamomile, Cucumber extracts and Aloe Vera to calm and soothe.  Vitamin E, Sodium PCA, and Cocoa Butter are also incorporated to pamper dehydrated and irritated skin.


Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine – mild surfactants designed to cleanse the skin without irritation.

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice – Aloe has been known for its anesthetic, anti-bacterial, and tissue restorative properties.  The allion free gelatinous inner leaf is extracted and filtered to provide excellent hydrating, softening and soothing qualities.

Borage Officinalis Extract – Herbalists have prepared Borage Leaf Extract to cool and soothe the skin. It has also been applied to external inflammations and swellings.  Ancient Celtic warriors preparing for battle drank wine flavored with borage extract to give them courage.

Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract – (Organic Salicylic Acid) naturally derived from Willow Bark.  It is one of the most effective Alpha Beta Hydroxy Acids for exfoliating the surface and removing dead skin cells and debris that can cause problematic skin.

Chamomile Recutita (Matricaria) Extract – Chamomile flowers are cold processed to concentrate, and incorporated in this cleanser to soothe, and regenerate the skin.

Sodium PCA – (NaPCA) A natural moisturizing component that softens the skin and helps attract and retain moisture.

LIST OF INGREDIENTS:  Aqua, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Stearic Acid, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycol Stearate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Caprylic/Capric, Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Sodium Hydroxide, Borago Officinalis Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Sodium PCA, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Beeswax, Xanthan Gum, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol.

Under Eye Shadow Eraser

This lightweight cooling gel is easily used with other moisturizers or sun protection formulas. This is a blend of Essential Oils that de-congest puffy eyes. Clinical results have shown that 65% of subjects had a decrease in eye bag thickness after 28 days.  Testing also indicated a 25% reduction of capillary permeability.

Key Ingredients

Hesperidin Methyl ChalconeDecreases capillary permeability which reduces redness from capillaries.

Dipeptide –2 – Reduces water retention.

Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3 (Matrixyl®) – Improves firmness, elasticity and helps with inflammation.

Additional Anti Puffing Essential Oils:

Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil

Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil

Cupressus Sempervirens Oil

Lavandula Hybrida (Lavender) Oil


CoQ10 and Japanese Green Tea fight free radicals that damage skin and cause aging.

 LIST OF INGREDIENTS:  Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Stereth-20, Dipeptide-2, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3, Polysorbate 80, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Squalane, Ubiquinone (Co Q 10), Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Cupressus Sempervirens Oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Cistus Ladaniferus Oil, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice Root) Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (Japanese Green Tea), Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol.

Hydrating spritz


This multi-functional plant based skin care featuring a hydrating toner enhances the skin’s natural repair process. The toner’s natural proteins help maintain elasticity. Bio-extracts are effective in hydrating and the minerals possess stimulating abilities. All of which enhance the skin’s natural repair process.  Ginseng Extract is incorporated in this formula to revitalize and condition the skin.  A slight flush will give the skin a healthy glow.


Chamomile, and Geranium – A warming blend of aromatherapy and essential oils for soothing.

Ginseng Extract Ginseng Extract is beneficial in this toner for revitalizing and conditioning all skin types.  Used for thousands of years and touted to be life prolonging, it is a cure for literally all human ills and the cornerstone of a multimillion dollar ginseng trade.

Bee Pollen Extract – A natural source of most known nutritional elements. Used as a healer of wounds and contains vitamins and minerals.

Sodium PCA (NaPCA) –A natural moisturizing component that softens the skin and help it attract and retain moisture.

Hydrolyzed Muccopolysaccharides – Bio active extract effective in hydrating and softening the skin.  Present in living cells where they bind water and mineral salts.

LIST OF INGREDIENTS:  Aqua, Polysorbate-2, Butylene Glycol, Sodium PCA, Collagen, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Sea Salt, Pollen Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Distillate, Geranium Maculatum Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Cyanocobalamin, Red 4, Blue 1, Yellow 5 (food grade colorants).

Marine Moisturizer


Clinical tests show improvement in fine lines and an increase in hydration levels.  This formula uses an extract, product by bio-fermentation, of a strain of red marine algae which is abundant along the shores of the Hawaiian Islands.


Sodium HyaluronateKnown as an excellent emollient humectant that moisturizers, lubricates and soothes the skin.

Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate) – Anti-oxidant-  Nourishes the skin and protects it from the breakdown of premature aging caused by free radical damage.

Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate) Studies have shown that Vitamin A helps the skin’s elasticity and normalizes dry, parched skin.

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) – Anti-oxidantKnown to trigger the production of collagen.

Ginseng Extract –Ginseng Extract is beneficial in this toner for revitalizing and conditioning all skin types.  Used for thousands of years and touted to be life prolonging, it is a cure for literally all human ills and the cornerstone of a multimillion dollar ginseng trade.

Rose Hip ExtractExtremely rich source of Vitamin C, containing ten times the amount contained in oranges.  Rose Hip also contains Vitamin A, B, B2, E, K, and P as well as iron and copper compounds.

Co Q 10 – UbiquinoneA vitamin like nutrient that resides in the mitochondrial cell membrane.  Coenzyme Q 10 is known for cellular energy source.

Ginkgo Biloba ExtractKnown for its purifying and detoxifying properties.

Horse Chest Nut ExtractKnown as a vasoconstrictor to reduce redness and for its healing properties.

LIST OF INGREDIENTS:  Aqua, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Sorbitol, Stearic Acid, Methyl Gluceth-20, Cetyl Esters, Cetyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Cottonseed Glyceride, Butylene Glycol, Ahnfelitia Concinna Extract,  Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Gingko Biloba Leaf Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Extract, Symphytum Officinale Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Hamamelis Virginia (Witch Hazel) Water, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid, Collagen, Ubiquinone, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Dimethicone, Polysorbate 20, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Annatto.

Why High Sugar and Low-Fat Diet Ages You

Skin Aging is Caused by Glycation

Did you know that a can of soda contains an equivalent of 6 teaspoons of sugar? And that is 25 grams of sugar which according to new recommendations of (WHO) World Health Organization

The fact is that sugar hides in foods that you might think are good for you- cereals, baked goods, fat-free salad dressings, ketchup. But the food labels are not always helpful in listing the correct amount of sugar as sometimes it is the corn syrup or the high fructose elevate sugar content. The Food and Drug Administration is proposing food label changes which would make much easier to see the manufacturers added sugars as opposed to natural ones.

How can you tame the sugar cravings and what are some easy ways to cut on the sweet stuff?

I always recommend home remedies for your skin and now I can give you a couple suggestions that take very little effort and help you not feel deprived. At first, cutting the sugar will hurt your taste buds but if you are willing to make your own smoothie in the morning instead of store-bought version you’ll be a winner. Those home made taste so good that you won’t think much about the sugar. Second quick option to cut a daily sugar in half in your coffee or the oatmeal, try to add a dash of cinnamon to make it taste sweet. Cinnamon is a spice that helps food taste sweeter even if the are not laden with sugar.

Sugar is a hard habit to kick but weaning off of it slowly will allow your taste buds get used to less sugar and assure that you won’t bounce right back to it. But try it for a month and notice that you will be able to control stress with cool head, your waste line will shrink and your skin won’t show sagging as much. Diet foods and drinks contain sugar substitutes that may not be healthy for you either. Make sure to read the label and find out what is the name of the sugar substitute before drinking it. Here is a list of worst sugar substitutes and why you need to avoid them.

Here are some bad sugar substitutes

  • Equal(Aspartame)
  • Sweet N’ Low. (saccharin)
  • Splenda(sucralose)

Good sugar substitutes

  • Stevia
  • Raw Honey (darker kind)
  • Organic Maple Syrup

Did you lose weight and noticing your skin is become crepey? Some of the reasons for skin thinning and crinkling is a rapid loss of padding under the skin which is made of fats and of course depleted collagen due to sun damage.

There was a time when we were led to believe that all fat was bad for our health and contributed to weight gain. Many people started looking at fats as something to avoid and for years they followed a low-fat diets. But then another research found benefits of saturated fat on heart health, hormonal health and even skin hydration but people are still looking for low-fat foods. Maybe because low-fat foods have added sugar to improve its taste. If you have been avoiding natural fats for years, your skin and your hair must be feeling dry, and your face shows wrinkles in spite of extra moisturizer you are applying daily. Why? There are three layers of the skin, top layer called epidermis which is essentially a layer of dead cells, dermis containing blood vessels and cells that deliver water and nutrients to the skin, and subcutaneous layer -fat layer-responsible for maintaining body temperature and for cushioning of the muscles, bones and organs against physical trauma.

According to the researchers Mediterranean diet is great for body and for the skin as it contains lots of proteins, healthy fats and low carbs. When your skin shows slight crepey-ness you can remedy that by eating a healthy diet and apply special moisturizers such as BOC Crepey Skin Repair Creme containing a brewers yeast which boosts cellular energy thus stimulates collagen production.

Yolanda Russo, skin care expert and wellness educator at Speranzi Facial Spa, NJ.