Wisp Wisdom

What is a Serum

What is a Serum? A facial serum is a product you apply to your skin after cleansing but before moisturizing. A quality serum will delivery powerful ingredients directly into the skin. The serum has smaller molecules that penetrate deeply and have a very high concentration of Active ingredients. They are suited for targeting specific skin issues. Some serums can be moisturizing in that th…

What products should you use for your skin type?

It can be overwhelming selecting products to use on your skin, with so many choices on the market! To complicate matters, choosing products that are not suitable for your skin type, can make your skin worse. So let's try to simplify it. Dry skin: Cream bases, rich lotions and serums. Don't forget an extra, extra gentle exfoliate to get rid of flaky, tired skin. But please, don't use anything…

Plant based facial oils...Pro's & Con's

We love our luxury facial oils! What better way to introduce essential nutrients to your skin? But is a plant based facial oil right for you? If you have dry, flaky (think dehydrated) skin or struggle occasionally with dry skin due to climate or season, then a plant based facial oil will revive your skin instantly and lock in moisture. Facial oils can be added to your favorite moisturizer as well.…

Feed your skin

The secret to beautiful skin? Feed it. Marula oil is one of the nutritious oils we use in our luxury facial oils. Considered by some as an African treasure, Marula oil comes from a tree that is indigenous to Southern and Western Africa and has a long history in African culture. The oil is harvested and pressed by community collectives of (mostly) Women. It has a slight, pleasant earthy smell that…

So what makes us so Special? Our ingredients....

We have so many interesting, exotic and "downright good for your skin" ingredients in our products, that we think its a good idea to let you in on what they are. More importantly, what they can do for you. There's a lot...so we'll take them one or a few at a time. This week's featured ingredient is Barbary Fig (also know as Prickly Pear). It gets the headline on our facial oil for good reason. It'…

Sunscreen ..is it part of your skin care routine?

It has to be! Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. If you care about skin health and keeping your skin vibrant, sunscreen must be in your daily routine! Pick products suited for your skin type...for instance, if your skin is oily then choose a lightweight Sunscreen. SPF 30 does the trick. (There's a debate whether or not higher SPF's are better...but one thing is certain, it shouldn't be lowe…