Our NEW Sheet Masks are here!

We are happy to introduce our newest collection: SHEET MASKS! We took our popular gel and clay masks and reformulated them into something amazing. They are perfect for on the go, sleep overs, or for a night in with the girls. Each one combats a different sign of aging, from reducing the appearance of wrinkles to locking in moisture to dull, dry skin. Head on over to the shop now and discover the endless possibilities with these four amazing sheet masks.  

Which Serums Are Right For You?

In the video below, Miranda from Slashed Beauty goes over our 9 really popular face oils and what they're meant to do for your skin. She states that, "A good place to start in the effort of getting skin care savvy is becoming familiar with common ingredients found in products. Once you get to know and recognize these ingredients, you’ll start to be more confident about picking out products for your skin care routine."

Find out which serums or oils are right for you and continue watching the video until the end. Miranda shares a code that can help when checking out! Let us know your thoughts or which product you are most interested in trying out. 

6 Skin Care Ingredient Must Haves

Retinol: For Anti-Aging (And Everything Else) 

If there's one ingredient praised more than any other for its wrinkle-fighting, complexion-perfecting abilities, it's this crazy-effective derivative of vitamin A. The deal with Retinol is that in study after study, it has been shown to build collagen, decrease fine lines, and improve skin's texture. The prescription version (Retinoic Acid, or Retin-A) acts fastest but is pricey and can be drying. While creams and serums may take a bit longer to show results, the effects that worth while. Whichever type you use, you'll want to ease into your Retinol use slowly. But stay off harsh physical scrubs and peels while you're using Retinol; remember to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize; and use extra sunscreen for the first six months.

Hyaluronic Acid: For Serious Moisturizing 

This little molecule helps lubricate our joints and keep skin plump, and is one of the world's finest humectants (elements that attract and retain water). What does that mean for skin? Hyaluronic Acid is not only a great moisturizer but it goes well with other active skin care ingredients (so you can layer it with Retinol, for example, and use it daily). The best part about using Hyaluronic Acid is that it doesn't have any fine print on how to use. It benefits any skin type, at any age!

Vitamin C: For A Boost Of Sunshine 

Vitamin C is an incredible antioxidant and it stimulates collagen production. In other words, it increases radiance and evens out spots. Vitamin C protects the skin against sun damage, but from the inside out. Therefore, it should be used in conjunction with a daily sunscreen applied after the moisturizer, since sunscreen needs to work on the very top of the skin to protect it. Vitamin C is not a substitute for SPF protection, even though it works as a strong anti-oxidant from deep within the skin.  For best results and for an even bigger brightening boost, combine Vitamin C with Vitamin E or Ferulic Acid.

Collagen: For Firming Skin

Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies. It is found in our muscles, bones, skin, blood vessels, and other parts. Collagen is what gives our skin strength and elasticity while replacing dead skin cells. In other words, it is the "glue" that holds us together. As we age, our skin begins to produce less and less Collagen. In doing so, our skin loses that plumpness it once had. Increasing Collagen levels can help your skin look firmer, increase smoothness, and help your skin cells keep renewing and repairing normally. 

Alpha Hydroxy Acids: For Smoothing Skin

Alpha Hydroxy Acids, or AHAs, are natural acids that act as chemical exfoliants which help to loosen and get id of the dead skin cells on your skin's surface. Regular exfoliation helps keep your complexion naturally bright by preventing a buildup pf dead skin cells that dull your skin. AHAs can help with clearing up sun damage, hyper-pigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles. By removing the dead skin layers, you are optimizing your skin's absorption's levels so you get the maximum results from your favorite skincare products. 

Charcoal: For Detoxifying 

Activated Charcoal is a potent natural treatment used to trap toxins and chemicals in the body, allowing them to be flushed out so the body doesn't reabsorb them. Throughout the day, natural pollutants are all around us and tend to clog up our pores, thus causing our complexion to look rather dull. Charcoal can help to unclog pores, reduce unwanted excess oil from our skin, and deep clean your skin. 

WE HAVE YOU COVERED...

Discover our new line of clay and gel masks and there amazing benefits for every skin type!

Our Vitamin C Clay Mask utilizes Vitamins C and E, and Volcanic Sand to improve the look of age spots, pigmentation and sun damage, while also reducing impurities and overexposed skin.

Our Charcoal Clay Mask utilizes Charcoal, Green Tea, and Witch Hazel to minimize the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles while cleansing the skin, in addition to reducing redness and oiliness.

Our Hyaluronic Acid Gel Mask utilizes Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe Vera and Algae to maintain youthful skin by improving elasticity and firmness to create a brighter complexion.

Our Collagen Gel Mask utilizes Ferulic Acid, Rosewater, and Collagen to reduce the appearance of expression lines and wrinkles by tightening, nourishing and purifying the skin.

Manuka Honey: The Next Powerhouse Natural Ingredient

Honey, that sticky, delicious goodness produced by bees, has been used by humans for thousands of years—and not just to satisfy a sweet tooth. After thousands of years of studies and uses we now know that honey has antioxidant and prebiotic properties when ingested, and antimicrobial activity when applied topically. But there's a big difference between the stuff that comes in that cute, squeezable bear and Manuka, the pricey, potent honey that has now begun to transition out of health-food markets and hospitals and into beauty products.

All types of honey have an antiseptic quality, thanks to glucose oxidase, an enzyme in bee saliva. But Manuka's powerhouse benefits are specific to its source: the white and pink flowers of the New Zealand–native Manuka bush. The blossoms happen to contain an antibacterial compound called methylglyoxal (MG), which remains highly bioactive once the bees have changed the nectar into honey. 

Thus begins the beauty-industry buzz. In treating aging skin, the goal is to stimulate collagen production and help aging cells function like they did when they were young. Manuka honey's combo of skin-soothing, hydrating, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties could also potentially keep skin looking younger.

The properties in Manuka also address cosmetic issues. Manuka can shut down the inflammatory cascade that degrades skin. It stops enzymes from destroying collagen and it also has peptides that help cells release a boost of energy into the cells that slows down aging.

Manuka Honey can be found in a variety of skincare and beauty products across the globe today such as moisturizers, masks, facial cleansers, and more. 

Interested in finding out more about Manuka Honey? Check out these 6 products that Allure says are game changers! 

 

Must Have Winter Essentials!

 

It’s beginning to feel a lot like winter, and hydration is key! Our 16 oz. Alpha Hydroxy Acid Cream moisturizes dry skin with gentle ingredients, such as Green Tea, Aloe Vera and Chamomile extracts, while exfoliating dead skin cells and diminishing fine lines. 

 

Lock in moisture all winter long with our thirst quenching Hyaluronic SerumEnhanced with Aloe Vera, Apple Extract, Glycerin, and Red Seaweed, these nutrient-rich ingredients contain restorative properties that truly transform your complexion.  Plus, there’s nothing better than starting your week off with our Green Coffee Bean Oil Cream. This powerful cream provides an energizing lift for skin, firming and toning the appearance of cellulite problem areas. Add this to your beauty routine this winter to complement your diet and exercise and keep fighting problem areas all day long.

 

Full of active ingredients like Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Shea Butter and more, these small but mighty lotions are just what your skin needs to prepare for the chilly temperatures ahead. Minimize the look of wrinkles and fine lines with our soothing formulas enriched with beneficial anti-aging ingredients that will leave your family and friends amazed with the results.

 

Stay warm, stay hydrated, and stay beautiful all winter long! 

What does your nightly routine consist of?

Blair from The Fox and She recently shared her opinions on some of our Advanced Clinicals products on her blog and it seems that she enjoyed them quite a bit. For those of you who promised themselves at the beginning of the year to take better care of your skin, Blair is right there with you. Her nightly routine consists of our Retinol Serum, our Collagen Serum, and our Coconut Moisturizing Cream and according to her, she has seen great results. 

While people tend to have mixed reviews for serums and oils, Blair decided to give them a try after doing some research. She has incorporated the Retinol Serum during her night routine right before applying her moisturizing cream and the Collagen Serum in the morning to give her skin a fresh wake up call. Unsure of how they work? Head on over to her blog to read about how she uses them and the changes she has noticed. 

*Images are from The Fox and She Blog