Health-Challenged Skin®

Those dealing with health challenges frequently have very sensitive skin, from both the condition itself and the medications to treat it.  Whether Viral (ex: Shingles or Roseola); Gastric(ex: Celiac or Crohn’s); Motor Neuron(ex: Lou Gehrig’s or Parkinson’s); Metabolic(ex:Thyroid or Diabetes);  Cancer;   Auto-immune(ex: Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma)--- all of these can cause the skin to experience one or more of the following conditions: dry,  itchy, inflamed, irritated, neuropathy,  hyper-pigmented, photosensitive, rashes, blisters and sores.


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Restore Body Lotion

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DNA Care Natural SPF 30

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Taheebo Balm

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S1 Serum

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Embryol Moisture

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Plantae Powder

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Restore Serum

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Plantae Foaming Wash

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Joy Mist

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Massage Oil - Unscented

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BioTech Oil

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Jojoba Polish

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Molecular Rice Mask

What Customers Say About These Products

I am 50 with thinning hair in my part and hairline.  I like the consistency.  Noticing some short hair in the hairline and the part does seem to be filling in a bit.  

Elisa

I have a client in her early 60's experiencing hair loss. She likes the consistency.  She has short hair and she finds it easy to apply to her scalp.  She is noticing less hair loss when she showers or brushes through her hair. 

Elisa

I have a client who  has eczema on her scalp.  She thinks it is making some improvement in her scalp.  It is less irritated.  She likes that it doesn't make her hair greasy. 

Elisa

A few years ago, I developed the symptoms of Rosacea. I tried many things and nothing really helped until I tried the Gentle Pore Cleanser with Salicylic Acid. I couldn't understand how this was going to help me, but I trusted my esti and low and behold it significanly reduced the redness on my cheeks and forehead. A few days ago I ran out of a lightening serum I was using, and again I was urged to try two Tecniche serums. I used the Restore and Supreme C Serums and they were the best I've ever - redness completely gone, skin light, bright and even... Thank You!!

Andrea

I never had a thick head of hair but now that I am 69 I find it thinning out more especially on the front top section, so... I was looking forward to trying the S1 Serum. And I am so glad that I did because it appears to be helping. I am noticing what appears to be new growth -- which is thrilling, however one of the additional benefits is that when I massage it into the scalp and the roots of my hair, it gives more body at the roots. I massage it in every morning before styling my hair and it makes my hair appear fuller. Love it!

S.A., Studio City, CA

 

I had very dry, peeling, and rough skin surrounding by fingernails.  I tried to remedy this problem by wearing gloves with petroleum jelly slathered on my fingers.  The I tried using a prescription ointment.  Neither of these two things worked.

Then I decided to try Taheebo Balm on my fingers and voila, 2-3 days later my fingers were perfectly healed and soft again.  Being a esthetician, obviously it is very important that I be able to use my hands during treatments, without it being uncomfortable or off-putting for my clients.  And now I can!

Marsha P.

Say I am very impressed with the plantae powder. It is simply amazing. I recently took my daughter to the dermatologist because of a rash that turned out to be peri oral dermatitis. He prescribed antibiotics that were to be applied topically in a gel form. This made my poor daughters skin flaming red, so I decided to apply the powder and to my surprise the redness faded quickly. I decided to just use the powder and not use the antibiotic gel and I am simply amazed, it is clearing her peri- oral dermatitis and quick!! Her skin looks great, I think I have told every esthetician I have come across!! 

Kirstin D.

The Molecular Rice Mask....is a winner....very nice and soothing no stinging  

Paula

I like the Molecular Rice Mask so far . Clients say it feels cooling and refreshing.   It seems to absorb quickly and I haven't always removed it. I have used it various times in the facial and like it most as post microdermabrasion.  

Susan

I liked the fact that the Molecular Rice Mask  was creamy but light, the blue color makes it look soothing and inviting.  It felt like the product was readily absorbed into the skin, almost leaving no residue, making it easy to remove.  Plus, it did not give me any type of sensitive reaction.  A winner all the way around!   

Betty

Although I have never been “officially” diagnosed with Rosacea, I am sure that I have it.  I cleansed my face with Foaming Plantae Wash, followed with Jojoba Polish.  I applied the Molecular Rice Mask with a brush, and was immediately  pleased by how cool it felt on my skin.  While it was on my skin I went in the shower and then removed it after 10 minutes in the shower.  The mask rinsed off easily and completely. My skin felt calmer and was soft and smooth.  I followed with Joy Mist, Restore and C  serums, Intrinsic Eye Serum and Intrinsic Moisturizer.  

Marsha

I wanted to let you know that I received the samples over the weekend. Even though I figured these products would be too occlusive for my skin, I wanted to try them all just to get a feel for how they work and feel on the skin. I used the Plantae wash Sunday night, and I put the Restore serum on overnight (I usually can’t stand to have anything on my skin overnight, but this wasn’t bad at all). This morning, I cleansed with my usual cleanser, used the Joy spray (smells amazing), and used the Embryol moisturizer.

 

When I tell you that I am touching my face right now and am in complete disbelief – I am not being dramatic. I don’t know when the last time my skin felt of this texture – but it’s been long before I entered the skin care industry. There is literally NO roughness, no poor texture, my makeup went on absolutely beautifully – I am in awe.

 

I don’t have particularly bad skin, but I do have my challenges. As a low Fitzpatrick, I’m cursed with skin that likes to have redness behind the scenes – capillaries dilate easily, and I tend to be moderately oily (especially in warm months) but always battle dehydration and skin that likes to flake easily despite the oil. I don’t know what took place exactly in my face – but my makeup didn’t have to do nearly the work today.

 

Please send me over whatever forms you need to me to complete. I’m in! This is the line I’d like to provide for my oncology patients – and I believe it will also be suitable for a number of my other guests. I am impressed by your ingredient profile and have literally read over every single product information sheet and protocol page.

 

Thank you so very much, and I am thrilled to know I’ll soon be working with these products!

 

Casey

Casey

Starting last week I had a TERRIBLE eczema breakout-worst I've ever had, on my hands, arms, and groin and between my thighs.  It woke me up itching several nights in a row and the plantae wash wasn't really helping. So two mornings ago I started using the jojoba polish (which is what I initially used on my face for my eczema and it was awesome).  This is the 2nd time this little product has saved me from misery and I just feel like its a bit of an unsung hero. I am not an esthetician, but I've been experimenting with my skin and the results are unreal. Between it kicking my poison oak out several weeks ago, the initial face-save and now, I officially don't ever want to be without this product! 

Amy

 

Amy

Had a hairdresser friend of mine refer a client of hers that has lung cancer. Her skin has been breaking out in a rash, very itchy. Breaks out on the face, neck and chest.  There is even a section near her bra line.

Dermatologist gave her a bunch of samples to try and relieve the itching. She is currently on Tarceva.  Doctors have her on tetracycline and Veltingel

http://www.veltingel.com/

Not sure why a doctor would prescribe this???? This is used for acne!

She stopped the antiobiotic because it totally ripped her stomach apart.

The Veltingel burns and dried her face out. She tried it on her chest and totally broke out in hives.

So she came to me.  I gave her a sample of the Plantae Powder and Restore Serum.  She called me 2 days later and was sooo happy, her skin calmed down, not so itchy and she was amazed at how soft her skin felt. Doctor also told her to use Cetaphil soap.  So I just ordered her a full-size plantae powder, Restore Serum and Plantae Foaming wash.  Also put her on a good mineral sunscreen.

Denise

Denise

 I was at the dermatologist today and got the BEST compliment from a patient in the waiting room...that my skin is so pretty and smooth ( and of course she was surprised to hear I turn 44 next month!!) ..I couldn't stop telling her all about your products and how happy I am since I started using them over a year ago.  (M.G.)  Elisa



 

Elisa

Living in the Valley of the Sun, I won't leave the house without DNA Protect Natural on my skin.  It has an SPF of 30 and after having skin cancer, I need special protection.  This product has a cool, healing effect and is so emollient that I love how my skin feels after applying it.  Thanks to Tecniche and Protect Natural, I can enjoy my convertible again.

Patti M

 

I have found the Plantae Powder to be very helpful in several different situations. One client due to Sjogren's disease has inflamed skin at each corner of her mouth. These areas stay red and somewhat 'raw' as she describes it. We made a paste with water and the Plantae Powder and she applies it before bed.  The next morning these areas look like normal skin with the redness and tenderness is completely gone.  This treatment seems to last 7-10 days.  We have also mixed the Plantae Powder with the Embryol Moisturizer and applied it at the corners of her mouth at night.  This seems to work a bit better because the cream holds the powder to the skin better. With the water mixture it dries and tends to flake off during the night.  When she is in a hurry she will dab on the powder with her foundation too.

 

The Plantae Powder is very calming to the skin at the corners of the nose after peels. Even though I stay back from these areas during treatment, some client's skin becomes sensitive anyway.  After the peel when I am applying  serums and moisturizer, as a final touch I dust on the plantae powder on the corners of the nose or other areas I know may be sensitive after peels. 

 I like the versatility of being able to use it several ways because of the powder base. I call it the my fairy dust because just a dab of it on a sensitive area for what ever reason seems to heal or calm it right down.

 For a client with acne, I have made a paste with Plantae Powder, Restore Serum and water.  I applied it on most of her face and asked her to leave it on overnight.  It relieves the irritation and redness and seem to speed up the healing time.

Jennifer

My name is Kathy and I am 47. I have been using Tecniche products for sensitive skin for 4 months now and I love them.  My skin has never been so clean feeling and radiant. At night before I go to bed I use the BioTech Oil and wake up and my skin is so smooth and refreshed . My mom who is 70 uses the BioTech oil in the morning and night  and her skin is  radiant as well and it helps smooth her wrinkles. This is a truly wonderful product line.

Kathy U

I've been using Taheebo Nail Balm faithfully for the past year and cannot say enough regarding how fantastic this product is not only for the nails, but also for the skin on my body.  I started using the balm on areas of my body where my skin was dry or irritated and noticed amazing, quick results regarding improvement in the quality and texture of my skin: the pore refinement was amazing, the irritation dissipated very quickly, the softness of my skin improved dramatically and the overall appearance was that of much younger looking skin - results I would have expected with a high quality anti-aging luxury skin care cream.  Thanks, Tecniche for providing me with this phenomenal product which has gone far beyond improving the health and appearance of my nails. 

Phil

I am a Cancer Survivor and was having a bad allergic reaction to one of my medications. The Dr.'s had me stop it and put me on a strong dose of antihistamines. I had a red, welty, itchy rash that was miserable… My esthetician recommended the Tecniche Plantae Powder.

The first time I put the Plantae Powder on I had such relief. The powder was so soothing. It stopped the itch and I could use it several times a day. I had been using different stuff for about 3 weeks with no relief. This felt so good and the itching was gone. It healed right up. I have sensitive skin and do get rash in different spots from time to time so I am getting more to keep on hand all the time. I would recommend it to every one.

Amy R.

I can never begin to adequately express my appreciation for your Tecniche products designed for health-challenged skin like mine! For over thirty years I have searched to find skin care that would simultaneously cleanse and hydrate my skin during on-going treatments for Systemic Lupus, Fibromyalgia, and most recently breast cancer. Tecniche is by far the best help that I’ve found. Your products are not only gentle but also provide the nourishment that my skin has needed for a very long time. Some of my favorites in your line are: Plantae Foaming Wash, Restore Serum, Embryol Cream and Joy Mist.  Taheebo Nail Balm has been especially helpful for my nails while on Chemotherapy. In closing, I must tell you that the best testimonial I can pass on comes from my Naturopathic Doctor who recently noted how much better my skin looks and feels now that I have been on your therapies. Thank you again for designing products which serve my specific needs so wonderfully.

Sue S

I used the Restore Serum on a deep skin abrasion located on my leg.  Within 10 days my epithelium was restored.

SW

I decided to try it the Plantae Foaming Wash as a shampoo after talking to a male friend.  I  have been using it ever since.  It's the best shampoo I've ever used and  I won't ever need to use anything else.  I've had sensitive skin and scalp my whole life and traditional shampoos were always challenging for me due to the chemicals and fragrances they contained.  Now, with the Plantae Foaming Face Wash as my shampoo I never have any issues with my scalp.  My hair is clean and it feels great to the touch, and I never have any flakes on my shoulders.  In addition, while shampooing in the shower it's easy to wash my face and neck at the same time, avoiding the need for separate products and it's very convenient to do so.  I also love the fact that it's unscented.  Thanks again Tecniche for making my day!

Phil C.

My dermatologist, gave me a sample this past week and it has just about run out.  I have a relentless, tormenting lip condition due to a compromised immune system.  We have tried everything with limited results.  My lips stay in a constant peeling, bleeding state.  It is painful and frustrating.  I have internal and topical meds for it but they help only to a certain point.  I am so excited to say that by applying your Taheebo balm on top of what I already use, my lips are no longer peeling and bleeding.  I am getting true relief for the first time in years.  I can't thank you enough for this wonderful product.

Kim B

Taheebo Nail Balm has been especially helpful for my nails while on Chemotherapy.

Sue S

I love ALL of the Tecniche products!  My absolute favorite is the Joy Mist.  It amazingly relieves my skin by cooling it off and serves as a great 'pick me up' during the day ~ especially when I'm not feeling my best!  And, it makes my skin feel fabulous!

Patti M.

 

I spread a small amount of the Restore Body Lotion on the palms of my hands and run it through my hair after it's dry and it works beautifully as a conditioner after shampooing with the Plantae Foaming wash.  I have also told several of my other male friends about it.

Phil C.

Just wanted to share with you the outcome of a client under my care who has been using Tecniche. I started him on  the Cleanser, Restore Serum, DNA Care and Embryol Moisture, He had a squamous cell on his face and was being treated with a topical crème. When he started using the Restore Serum together with the Embryol cream,the results were amazing. It healed faster and the Oncologist was impressed and wanted to know what he was using. He is also going thru radiation therapy for a cancer near his jugular vein. He is 80 old. He feels these products are helping him maintain the integrity of his skin and also they make him feel better. I am happy that he is experiencing wonderful results. Keep up the great work!

Liz T

The Taheebo Nail Balm keeps my nails and cuticles soft and smooth.  It's perfect for the heels, too.  What a terrific product! 

Patti M

Thank you for sending the Taheebo Nail Balm. It's next to my bed in my bedside table drawer and I have been using it. My face felt extra dry one night and being too lazy to get up, I used it on some parts of my face and neck that gets real dry and crepe-y. The results were dramatic. Do you have a face cream with the same ingredients? If not, do you have a gallon size Taheebo Nail Balm? Carol T. - kidney transplant, skin cancer.

Carol T

Wanted to tell you how excited I am about your new product. I'm sure it is wonderful for people with skin ravaged from cancer treatments as it has been remarkable for my skin that has been stressed by my constant but necessary use of anti-rejection and anti-viral drugs. What a difference I've noticed! I've recently had some lessening of my kidney function, which causes itching and other issues with the skin in general and the Embryol Moisture you sent me has been amazingly soothing, besides the improved appearance. (This sounds like a commercial, I know, but this is my honest experience.)  kidney transplant, skin cancer.

Carol T

Last night I did a facial on a client who had just gotten over a bad cold.  Although she was over the worst of it, she said her nose had been running and running for days and was so sore and painful that it hurt even without touching it.  I said "I'll just stay away from that area".  I immediately looked at her nose under the mag lamp and indeed it was extremely red, chapped, chaffed and raw as were the lower nostril openings, part of the upper lip corners and lower marionette area.  I told her that after a very gentle cleansing, I was going to apply a generous coating of Embryol Moisturizer with a Q-tip and would re-apply as many times as I thought I needed to during the facial, which I did.  I knew there was going to be some improvement but  the results were amazing, even better than I expected.  The redness was about 90% gone by the end of the two hour facial. 

Vivian W

The Plantae Foaming Wash and Jojoba Polish are awesome. They leave the skin feeling fresh, moist and smooth.

Carol T

I love the JOY Mist for so many reasons but as a Parkinson's patient it's fantastic for me. Medications make me drowsy and are very drying to my skin.  So, after a few spritzs I'm refreshed and my skin is hydrated.  Love this product!! 

Patti M

My skin feels softer, less dry and I believe my pores have gotten a bit smaller. As a matter of fact, I've felt more comfortable going without makeup lately because I feel like my skin just looks better.  Thank you for the Joy Mist.

Angela K

For the first few years of having Scleroderma I tried many brands of various creams to relieve the pain and the feeling of tightness in my hands particularly, but also all over my upper body and face.  I needed a cream easy to use, not too greasy, as I am a photographer and can't have fingerprints on lenses, etc.   The Tecniche Restore Body Lotion contains what is needed for my skin, which is extremely sensitive.   It is the only thing I have tried that has really helped calm my skin and the overall irritation.

Jean-Luis H

I have a very minor isolated case, thank goodness!  I have little red bumps on my side and they itch like crazy.  For the first two weeks the area affected was sensitive to touch but did not hurt.  I have been using the Plantae Powder since I was diagnosed on Monday and it does relieve the itch for a while.  So far I do like the Plantae Powder and feel that it helps me more than the 1% Hydrocortisone Cream I have from Walgreens.  I will keep you posted! !  Also, since I started using the powder it has not spread.  The bumps seem to be healing and have not scabbed like the others before I started using the powder.  I am grateful the formula exists.

Kim M

With my face so sore and painful from my rosacea breakout, I was able to use the Plantae Foaming Wash  but mostly, the Plantae Powder covered the red and most people hardly noticed my condition! Thanks so much!

JS

I felt very self-conscious about going back to work with Shingles blisters on my face. The Plantae Powder soothed, and helped dry the blisters, and most importantly helped to conceal them. I think it may have helped speed up my recovery by reducing my desire to scratch the blisters as well as my stress about their unsightliness.

R.Kane

I was given a small sample of Tecniche products.  The Plantae Foaming Wash and Jojoba Polish are awesome.  They leave the skin feeling fresh, moist and smooth. The next step was using the Tecniche Restore Serum and Embryol Moisture. I love the way it goes on the skin and it was very hydrating.

Corel T

I’ve been using Efudex (generic form of it anyway) and my face is still pretty sensitive and gross. My face is currently in the peeling stage.  I should have taken a picture of my face two days after I quit using this stuff.  It was horrible, but I couldn’t bring myself to take a picture.  I want you to know that once I was done applying the Efudex, I was supposed to apply cortisone cream to my face to help with the itching and swelling.  The cortisone cream burned.  I was looking through my creams to see what I might have that I could use that wouldn’t burn.  I found some of the Embryol Moisture that someone had given me. This has been wonderful.  I can put that on my face and there is no burning; it eases the itching and burning and makes it bearable.  I really appreciate having that cream.

Janet B

I have never been loyal to any one facial product and have tried the most expensive to baby bottom cream! Over the years I'm not sure if I've even noticed any significant difference in how my skin looks. Of late however, my eyes have become very sensitive to any skin or makeup products I put on my face. My eyes are red all the time and any kind of perfume in the products is especially problematic. I have no idea what else in the products triggers the inflammation. Then I met one of your advisors and we spoke of your skin care line - Tecniche. She told me to give it a try in case it helps alleviate the irritation to my eyes. Well finally I HAVE noted a difference. I love the face cream "Embryol Moisture". It soothes my dry skin, spreads smoothly and evenly without have to rub in, and most importantly my eyes don't seem to react to the ingredients. My eyes haven't been this clear in years. I also love the jojoba polish to cleanse and the joy mist during the day when my skin feels dry and I feel tired. It has a way of waking me up AND gives my skin a glow!

Colleen O'Neill

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Skin Challenges
 

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