A few weeks ago a friend of mine asked me why I loved QMS Medicosmetics so much. Well, for one thing, it works. The facials are both effective and relaxing, and the products are fantastic. I was able to interview Dr. med. Erich Schulte, the creator of QMS, and ask some of my personal (and common) questions about winter skincare, pigmentation, and pre-holiday skin prep. But before we get to the interview, QMS Medicosmetics is setting up a very special offer for us AGs:
Receive a 75 minute Winter Moisture facial, with complimentary Oxygen Boost for £75 for AG readers. This really special facial is valid from Monday 25th November 2013 to 31 January 2014. Make sure you quote “AG Winter Moisture.”
American Girl in Chelsea Interviews Dr. med. Erich Schulte:
AG: The increasing cold weather combined with indoor heating during the winter months always makes my skin even more dry. What is the best product to combat dry skin? And what’s the best treatment?
DS: Dropping temperatures can affect the skin’s barrier function; leaving it thirsty and dull so upping your skincare regime will help to establish an efficient buffer and defense for your skin against winter’s dry skin cycle.
To combat dry skin get into a regular routine of exfoliation, hydration and protection. In gently exfoliating a couple of times a week you will stimulate the skin cell renewal process so your complexion is kept fresh and youthful. There is nothing more aging than dull, dry skin so keep it nurtured.
Winter is also a time to get serious about your moisturizer and one of the best benefits you can give your skin is a boost to the collagen levels, collagen is the best moisture-retaining agent that exists. Our Classic Sets and MED Sets feature the ideal combination of exfoliation and natural soluble collagen serums. Another top tip is to invest in targeted supplements such as our Intravital as these help build strong cells to retain and attract water.
With treatments always go for a moisture-boosting facial and include oxygen as this will simultaneously boost circulation and stimulate skin cell revitalization. Our Flagship Spa has a great selection of facials that can be chosen for each individual but both two great treatments are our signature Classic Collagen and Pure Oxygen facials.
AG: How often should you have a facial in the winter months?
DS: Once a month is a good basis to work on, winter is definitely a time when skin needs extra care and support. If you find your skin is getting drier then take time for an extra one.
AG: Why is QMS different than other similar skincare products?
DS: A difficult question to answer but in essence it is the combination of several things that makes us an individual brand. At the heart of our skincare and treatment collection is the principle of delivering exceptional results, using QMS Medicosmetics will improve your skin in the short term as well as a long-term transformation in the appearance, texture and health of the skin. This effectiveness is achieved through the combination of advanced technology with high quality ingredients; each of the products has been formulated in our own laboratories in Germany and each signature treatment designed to use our skincare.
If you start young you can definitely stay young for longer and I wanted to create a skincare system that was also easy to use in our modern-day lifestyle by men and women alike.
AG: Holiday parties are starting to get booked up. What’s the best quick fix for party-skin between all of the celebrations?
DS: The Activator Mask is skin wellness in a bottle and is the perfect pick-me-up for a tired complexion. It is also quick and easy to use as comes with individual fleece masks that you soak in a high concentration of ingredients including marine collagen and hyaluronic acid, then leave on your face for 10 minutes. Your skin is soothed and revitalized in moments.
AG: What are the three products I definitely need to have in my suitcase for our holiday travels? We are going to the snow!
DS: We ski most years and a particular favorite is Sport Active Cream, which is often nicknamed the ‘ski cream’. This lightly tinted day cream has an SPF15 plus an exclusive combination of vitamins so wearing it evens the complexion as well as keeps the skin healthy. Cellular Sun Protection SPF50 is particularly important at high altitude and always travel with Hand Care as hands are particularly exposed to the cold.
AG: I love giving the gift of QMS! What is your top pick for a QMS Christmas present?
DS: This year I am particularly happy with our 2013 Holiday Skincare Collection set of bestsellers as it comes in a great gift box so easy for us men, plus it features travel sizes of some of our star products so if you are away over the holidays it is a great gift to yourself.
AG: The pigmentation of my skin after two babies is still a little off? Do you have a product for this? Or a treatment?
DS: SkinTone Light Serum is our latest product and was specifically designed to target hyperpigmentation, it will gently lighten dark spots plus prevent the formation of future pigment accumulation. The formulation works as it addresses melanin synthesis, which is the cause of pigmentation. We additionally introduced a new Pigment Corrector Treatment into the Spa, for optimum results we do recommend a minimum course of three.