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Reactive skin?

Preservatives.They are in aqueous products (water based) and are necessary to prevent bacterial growth and also contribute to a longer shelf life. While most people do not experience any negative consequences to common preservatives, there are a small percentage of people who do. Allergenic reactions can be mild or even severe and may include one or more of the following symptoms: Hives, burning…

Ingredient Literacy

Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate is NOT the same as (SLS) Sodium laureth sulfate (which is considered harsh). So what is it? Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate is a supportive ingredient and is a "co-surfactant". Surfactants are needed in products to emulsify oils, create lather and suspend all that nasty stuff we want to wash away. It's very mild and gentle ingredient and because of its…

Exfoliants..good or not so good?

The body is a pro at turning over tired, dead skin cells. Until...chronic skin issues, sun damage or aging inevitably slows down the process, leaving behind dull, older looking skin. We cringe when we hear the word "scrub", because most body scrubs are too harsh and can do more harm than good. Exfoliating too often or scrubs with abrasive shells....Your poor skin! If you need to rid your…

What is a Cosmeceutical and why should you care?

What exactly is a Cosmeceutical and why should you care? It's the buzzword these days for ingredients that do more than simply moisture your skin. In theory, they offer benefits to the skin through a variety of delivery systems. A Serum, for instance, is a delivery system. So is a facial mask (typically with bio-active ingredients added to enhance it). So what kind of ingredients are co…

Can you use Powerful ingredients, like Vitamin C and Acid exfoliants if you have Sensitive or easily irritated Skin?

Yes! You can...Ingredients like Vitamin C or exfoliating acids like salicylic are powerful actives that are used in the best skincare products to brighten and benefit your complexion.However, before jumping in with both feet, here's a few tips on how to incorporate that Serum/treatment that you have been wanting to try. It's important to introduce a product slowly so that your skin can adap…

Why Sqisandryl™ for younger looking skin?

What's your perfect age? The One you're in! It's no secret that as we age our natural ability to product collagen is depleted. A small price to pay for evolving into the Wild,Witty,Whole,Wise Woman you get to be, Ahem,at a certain age. If those deep wrinkles around your eyes are no big deal....Namaste. But if you want a little help, we have a botanical Eye Serum that is pretty exceptiona…