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Colorescience Mineral Makeup: Santa Barbara Medical Spa Event Recap

Our “Summer Skincare” event provided us with so much information that we have decided to split the recap into three posts – each dedicated to the three topics of the evening – all of which are equally important.  The first topic was about the Clarisonic Skin Care System and can be read here. The second topic was about Obagi Medical Products and can be read here. Our final topic is about Colorescience mineral makeup. 

What is Colorescience Mineral Makeup?

Colorescience is a sunscreen company with an emphasis on beauty.  The company operates under the motto “We will not compromise health for beauty or beauty for health”.  True to those words, Colorescience makeup is made up of pure minerals – there are no dyes, talcs, alcohols, mineral oils or fragrance in their products.  Colorescience uses titanium and zinc –  natural sunscreens – in their products so they protect against sun damage while also correcting your complexion.


Tip: Many makeup companies these days have introduced a “mineral” line of makeup but most of these only contain a trace amount of minerals.  To test the purity of mineral makeup, pour the powder into a glass of water. Mineral makeup should float on top, without falling through (see image on right).

Four Must-Haves from Colorescience

There are four daily steps that will lead to your most perfect canvas:

1 ) Prep and Prime: The first step to a perfect complexion is to minimize the look of pores and fill in fine lines and wrinkles.  Colorescience PRO offers four SPF 20 face primers to set the stage for seamless makeup application:

  • Skin Brightening Primer: illuminates and improves the look of your skin.  A yellow tint refines redness to deliver a vibrant glow.
  • Wild to Mild Primer: one of the most popular primers – Wild to Mild gives a sheer, sun-kissed look while protecting and soothing to even skin tones.
  • Chocolate Mousse Mattifying Primer: this cocoa-based primer is an excellent choice for oily or shiny complexions and darker skin tones.  It works to hydrate and balance and provides a matte finish.
  • About Face Calming Primer: for sensitive skin, this primer diminishes redness and irritation for a calmer complexion.

2) Colore and Correct: Hide imperfections and achieve an overall even skin tone when you colore and correct with Colorescience PRO foundations and correctors. Blend and layer to achieve maximum correction.

  • Sheer Creme Foundation: this silky foundation is designed for seamless coverage.  Use with a powder for a flawless finish.
  • Loose Mineral Foundation SPF 20: this lightweight, very water resistant powder feels as smooth as a cream, but doesn’t dry the skin.
  • Pressed Mineral Foundation: pressed minerals can provide light to full coverage without the thick look of traditional pressed powder.

3) Set and Refresh: Colorescience PRO setting mists turns minerals into a velvety finish.  They keep minerals in place while adding hydration to your skin.  Use throughout the day to revitalize your look. Three types of mist available: Sunforgettable to be used before, during and after sun exposure, Be Still for all skin types, and Problem Skin setting mist.

4) Protect and Shield: Sunforgettable SPF 30 and 50 are lightweight minerals that block 97% and 98.2% (respectively) of the UV rays. The minerals are translucent and feel barely-there so they can be used on men and children without looking like they have makeup on.  Dr. Terry Perkins, of Santa Barbara Cosmetic Surgery Center, recommends using sunscreen year round to keep your skin healthy and youthful. Colorescience Sunforgettable self-dispensing brushes make it easy for men, women, and children to apply, and re-apply, SPF throughout the day.

Tip: Clean the brush two to three times per week.  Spray the brush cleaner on a washcloth and hold brush upright (so the minerals won’t dispense) and swipe back and forth on the washcloth.

Find Colorescience in Santa Barbara at Evolutions Medical Spa.  Next time you’re in, ask one of our clinicians to show you how Colorescience can enhance your look!

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In The News: FDA to Enforce Stricter Labeling for Sunscreens

sunscreen-imageSanta Barbara cosmetic surgeon Dr. Terry Perkins (and owner of Evolutions Medical Spa Santa Barbara) always reinforces the very important role that sun protection plays whenever people ask him how to prevent wrinkles (or prevent further wrinkles). Being regimented about your sun protection – which includes using a sunscreen that blocks out both UVA and UVB rays and reapplying it after excessive exposure to the sun, swimming or sweating, and using additional protection (such as hats or sun-protective clothing with SPF) – will not only help to prevent wrinkles, premature aging, and hyperpigmentation (darker spots on the skin) but also plays a great role in the prevention of skin cancer.

Dr. Perkins is not alone in advocating that people be diligent about sun protection. In fact, in the news this morning, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now taking a more active role in how well a sunscreen product protects users against ultraviolet A rays (UVA). UVB rays make people burn, whereas UVA rays penetrate deeper, which can be more damaging in the long run.

According to an article on “World News with Diane Sawyer”, the FDA will begin to enforce more rigid standards on the manufacturers of sunscreens. Those that promote a “broad spectrum” claim (meaning they protect against UVA and UVB rays) “will have to show that the amount of UVA protection proportionally increases as the SPF level increases” and “the product will also need to be SPF 15 or higher”. Additionally, “sunscreens will have to include a drug facts box on the back of the bottle”, they no longer will be identified as “sun block” because this implication is inaccurate, and they can no longer claim the product offers more than two hours of protection or “claim the product as water-proof or sweat-proof without indicating the length of time it can provide full protection”.

The article also included input from Dr. Mark Abdelmalek, chief of dermatology and ABC News medical contributor who was quoted as saying that “zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are physical sunscreens which are already known to reliably protect against UVA and UVB rays”.

The sun protection products available at Evolutions – such TIZO SPF 40 made up of titanium, iron, and zinc oxides, Obagi sun protection products, and Colorescience Sunforgettable mineral make-up sun protection – are what we would consider sunBLOCKS because the ingredients physically block the UVA and UVB rays, as corroborated by Dr. Abdelmalek.


On a side note, in a segment on Good Morning America, they covered notable sunscreens and, making news again(!), was Colorescience’s Sunforgettable SPF 50 translucent powder. They remarked that the ease of the built-in brush makes this the best “touch-up powder” that can be used anywhere, without a mirror. We agree!
Stop by our Santa Barbara medical spa to purchase effective sun protection products or learn more about them. It’s never too late to make sun protection a habit for life!
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Colorescience Mineral Make Up Making News!

colorescienceColorescience Mineral Make Up – available at Evolutions Medical Spa Santa Barbara – makes the news again, and again!

The Mineral Lip Shine (with an SPF of a whopping 35) makes the “Best of the Best” list in New Beauty Magazine 2011. This is what the said:

Colorescience Mineral Lip Shine works well on its own or over other lip colors, and protects delicate lips with a potent dose of SPF 35. It has a minty scent and is super soft and not the least bit sticky.

And in other news, the Colorescience Pro Liquid Sealer – which takes any eye makeup and turns it into a waterproof, smudge proof eyeliner – was featured on the CBS Morning Show as a “Life Changing Product”. View the CBS segment here.

Evolutions Medical Spa Santa Barbara carries Colorescience Mineral Make Up. There will be a Colorescience representative at our Anniversary Open House on Wednesday, January 19th, 2011, from 4pm – 8pm. Stop by for a complimentary make-up application or to learn about the product line.


Coloresciene Sunforgettable SPF 50 Portable Brush Makes Sun Coverage Easy!

Redbook_Oct2010At Evolutions Medical Spa we always encourage everyone to use sun protection on their face and chest, year round. Colorescience mineral make-up makes it so easy to do! Featured in the October 2010 issue of Redbook Magazine under “9 Fabulous Beauty Finds that make a major impact – in a minute or less” (page 52), they proclaim “Dust this translucent powder sunscreen over your makeup for a no-excuses midday application”. colorscience-spf-50-brush


This lightweight mineral powder is non-irritating and provides UVA and UVB protection with a barely there feel and self-dispensing brush. It doesn’t get any easier!


Colorescience mineral make up is available at Evolutions Medical Spa Santa Barbara. We carry the Sunforgettable Mineral Powder in translucent (SPF 50) and in an array of colors (SPF 30) to match many skin tones. Visit us to peruse all of our Colorescience products!

Sun Protection in Sunny Santa Barbara with Colorescience Mineral Powder

colorscience-spf-50-brushEveryday facial sun protection is one of the key ways to keep skin from becoming wrinkled, developing hyperpigmentation and, in general, aging too quickly.


At Evolutions Medical Spa Santa Barbara, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Terry Perkins hand-picks products that are optimum for a variety of skin types and skin concerns. One of the product lines that we carry is Colorescience Pro – high-performance mineral make-up made from dermatologist recommended formulations that camouflage skin concerns while protecting skin from the sun and the environment.


As it turns out, Colorescience mineral make-up – specifically the Colorescience Pro Mineral Powder Sunforgettable SPF 50 product – is not only highly recommended by us, but also by other widely read publications!



  • Modern Luxury (Los Angeles), April 2010. Hailed as one of “three stellar sunscreens” with “skin-loving ingredients” with “barely-there shields that are so potent, yet so invisible, you won’t be able to live without (it) in the coming months.”

With the sun shining brightly and summer only weeks away, people become more diligent about skin protection this time of year. At Evolutions we want to emphasize that sun protection is important all year round. It is never too late to develop a great sun defense for you skin!

Visit Evolutions Medical Spa Santa Barbara to learn more about the Colorescience line and ask about a complimentary consultation. Evolutions Medical Spa carries Colorescience in Santa Barbara.


Colorescience Make-Up in Santa Barbara at Evolutions Medical Spa

Colorescience mineral make-up is one of the skincare lines hand-selected by Santa Barbara cosmetic surgeon Dr. Terry Perkins at Evolutions Medical Spa because it is completely free of the dyes, talcs, fillers, mineral oil, perfumes, and other ingredients found in traditional lines. In addition to that, Colorescience gives beautiful results without disrupting healthy skin function.

With Spring rapidly approaching, which often means stronger sun rays and Health_Mar_2010longer time spent outdoors, it is important to remember your sun protection (although at Evolutions we think it is important to maintain sun protection year round). Colorescience makes it easy to apply, and re-apply, a powerful and portable SPF 30 that is a clear powder. Highlighted in Women’s Health Magazine (March 2010), the Colorescience Pro Sunforgettable is great for any adult skin type – and kids too!

Here is what Women’s Health Magazine said:


“Dust your face with a mineral-powder sunscreen to keep oil in check and reboot your SPF. Colorescience Pro Sunforgettable SPF 30 is a clear powder that provides long-lasting protection and is gentle enough for those with rosacea or eczema.”

Evolutions Medical Spa carries Colorescience in Santa Barbara. Drop by Evolutions to peruse the Colorescience product line including sun protection products (Sunforgettable) and mineral make-up face products.


Thank You from Santa Barbara’s Evolutions Medical Spa!

The Evolutions Anniversary Open House on Wednesday evening was truly a celebration!

We would like to extend a great big Thank You to all of our clients and friends who came out to support us and we are excited to Welcome the new customers that stopped by to see what we had to offer!


We knew the event was going to be BIG after receiving over 220 RSVPs and seeing people line up before the 4pm start time so that they could be one of the first 50 attendees who were promised a gift bag full of goodies!


Clients were excited to receive discounts throughout the evening on all of our services including facials, chemical peels, laser hair removal, injectables such as Botox and Dsyport, dermal fillers and more! We also had representatives from some of the most popular skincare product lines and companies on hand to educate guests and answer questions from Obagi medical-grade skincare, DNA Health Institute organic skincare, Colorescience make-up, Radiesse wrinkle treatment, VelaShape body contouring, Sunshine Wellness Nutrition Services, Vita Medica Nutraceutical supplements and Dysport, the new anti-wrinkle treatment alternative to Botox.

balloonGuests enjoyed spinning the Prize Wheel, winning valuable prizes such as a Vibraderm Plus or Laser Genesis facial while awaiting their complimentary treatments featuring the Clarisonic skin cleansing system and Vibraderm exfoliation.

The Evolutions event was about commemorating four wonderful years in Santa Barbara and, more importantly, celebrating our clientele who inspires us to offer the best technology and most innovative treatments for skincare in Santa Barbara.

Dr. Perkins, his family, and the wonderful staff at Evolutions thank you for attending and look forward to seeing you throughout 2010!

Colorescience Pro Mineral Makeup Making News in 2010

Santa Barbara’s Evolutions Medical Spa loves the Colorescience mineral skincare makeup line because Colorescience makeup gives great results along with sun protection and is free of dyes, fillers, talcs, mineral oil, perfumes and other ingredients found in many makeup lines.

Our Colorescience representative will be at Evolution’s Anniversary Open House (read all the details here) on Wednesday, January 27th, with complimentary Colorescience makeup applications available!

Colorescience is always making news and here is the latest!

color scienceColorescience Let Me Be Clear Primer is featured in NEW BEAUTY magazine (see image at left) as the “Pore-Perfecting Primer” and was reviewed on the New Beauty Blog. The primer helps to smooth skin texture, reduce the appearance of pore size and redness and fights acne with salicylic acid as a distinctive ingredient.

Orange County Register online featured Colorescience and some insight into the line of mineral makeup by highlighting Colorescience founder Diane Ranger, “the Mother of Mineral Makeup”. Shown in the picture are Colorescience’s Sheer Crème Foundations.

Colorescience is available in Santa Barbara at Evolutions Medical Spa.


Santa Barbara Evolutions Medical Spa Anniversary Event – January 27, 2010

4th_anniversary_jan2010Evolutions Medical Spavoted Santa Barbara’s #1 Medical Spa in 2009 by readers of the Santa Barbara NewsPress and the Independent – is celebrating their 4th anniversary this month!


We invite you and your friend(s) to the annual Anniversary Open House to commemorate this occasion and take advantage of special (only once per year!) promotional discounts, meet the representatives from your favorite product lines, receive complimentary mini-treatments, see a live Dysport demo from Terry J. Perkins, M.D., and enjoy refreshments and wine and more! See below for complete details.
Evolutions Medical Spa Anniversary Open House
1309 State Street, Santa Barbara
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
4:00 – 8:00pm
RSVP (preferred) to Evolutions Medical Spa at 805.687.0212
All the details!
    • Promotions and discounts: All treatments, series and products will be discounted. Discounts up to 30% on series and all facials and chemical peels. Product gift with selected purchase items.


    • Meet the Representatives from:
      * Syneron – the leading laser company in medical aesthetics
      * Medicis – the #1 selling dermal filler in the world, along with Perlane and Dysport
      * DNA Health Institute (skincare) – enjoy complimentary skin rejuvenating cocktails; completely organic and botanical skin care.
      * Revaleskin (skincare) – helps reverse the signs of aging, made with Coffeeberry extract, the most potent natural antioxidant concentration
      * Vita-Medica (wellness) – a superior-quality nutraceutical supplement line to enhance overall health, wellness and internal skin function
      * Sunshine Wellness (wellness) – a local nutritionist and healthy meal delivery service


    • Complimentary Mini-Treatments featuring:
      * Colorescience (premium Mineral Make-up) – enjoy complimentary make-up application with the best in the biz!
      * Mini-Vibraderm – experience a more advanced exfoliating treatment than microderm-abrasion
      * Clarisonic (skincare) – test out the ultimate in skin cleansing (Dr. Perkins’ #1 home skin care recommendation!)



  • and More!
    * Gift bags for the first 50 attendees!
    * Raffles – up to four different ways to earn raffle tickets and over $3000 in raffle items!
    * Prize Wheel for purchases over $100/additional spin for purchase of $500; slots on prize wheel include: a complimentary Laser Genesis treatment (value $295) and a complimentary Vibraderm Plus (Value: $145)
    * Dr. Perkins and the Evolutions staff will be on hand for Q&A!


RSVP to Santa Barbara’s Evolutions Medical Spa at 805.687.0212 today!


Colorescience Mineral Makeup on CBS News – More Than Just for the Face!

colorescienceColorescience mineral makeup that protects and corrects is more than just for the face – we found this out on a recent segment on “The Early Show” on CBS! Colorescience can be used on your feet too!

The Health Watch segment (video below) was all about the feet – and foot issues – and how many people just don’t like their feet. Dr. Suzanne Levine, a podiatrist surgeon, addressed issues such as bunions, corns, heel spurs and rough skin on heels and feet. In the final part of the segment, Dr. Levine suggested for those who may dislike the appearance of their feet to use mineral make-up – such as Colorescience – to minimize corns and discoloration.


Colorescience makeup will not only provide coverage or camouflage a corn, it will also protect the foot with SPF 20. At Evolutions, we suggest using Colorescience mineral makeup on the backs of your hands and neck and chest area – these areas usually are comprised of thinner skin, and with years of sun exposure, can wrinkle and develop age spots just as the face can.
Santa Barbara’s Evolutions Medical Spa is proud to partner with the best medical grade skin care products, which includes Colorescience, and is always available at Evolutions! Stop by to check out the Colorescience line today!



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