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Herbs, Spice and Everything Nice…for Skin Health

Herbs and spices have been used throughout history to preserve foods, add flavor to dishes, heal internal ailments, and scent lotions and perfumes. In fact, their use dates back to the early Egyptians who primarily used them as natural medicinal remedies. Because herbs and spices were so powerful in healing the body, it didn’t take long for ancient civilizations to begin using them to care for their skin. The benefits of herbs and spices like turmeric, cinnamon, rosemary and oregano transcend well beyond the body. When used appropriately in...

What is Retinol?

Retinol, the superhero ingredient of skincare! Retinol gets a lot of attention for its skin health benefits, including the increase in your skin’s natural cell turnover rate, removal of dead skin cells that clog pores and an increase in collagen production. With all of these amazing skin benefits, what is retinol exactly?  Retinol is a member of the vitamin A family called retinoids, which your body requires for healthy bone growth and a strong immune system. While our bodies don’t naturally produce vitamin A, foods including sweet potatoes, carrots and...

The SPF in your makeup won’t protect you.

Is the SPF in your makeup enough to protect your skin? Raise your hand if you use makeup with an SPF in it. Now, raise your hand if you don’t apply sunscreen under your powder or foundation. You’re not alone – 70% of women don’t wear sunscreen every day, many of them assuming that the SPF in their makeup protects them from sun damage. But that’s simply not true – the makeup in your SPF isn’t enough. Why should you care? The right SPF is the best anti-aging product. Sun damage...

3 advanced actions for instant and lasting results

Taking hyaluronic acid to the next level   Hyaluronic acid (HA for short) is a molecule that naturally occurs in your skin – it helps your skin to hold onto moisture and maintain elasticity, keeping wrinkles at bay. As we age, our natural supply of HA depletes, which is why it is such a staple in anti-aging skincare. HA products are known for instantly plumping skin to minimize fine lines. This is due to the use of sodium hyaluronate's large molecules which hydrate and protect the skin's surface. For even deeper...