Wisp Wisdom

Bar Soap, Body Wash or Shower Gel...what's the difference?

Bar Soap, Body Wash or Shower Gel...which one should I use? Moisturizing Body Wash and Shower Gel are both liquid cleansers that use mild surfactants to cleanse skin (soap free). Shower Gels tend to be a bit more liquid than a Moisturizing Body Wash and are used to cleanse but do not moisturize. A Moisturizing Body Wash (like our Seabuckthorn Body Wash) is thicker and more "gel" like than a…

Perservatives in your products...do we need them?

There's been a lot of talk on Social Media about the safety of preservatives these days and that's a good thing! There is unfortunately a lot of misinformation as well. Let's set the record straight!Any product that is made with water requires a preservative. It's to prevent bacteria, mold, fungus or other critters from growing in the product. Preservatives are needed to prevent contamination.…

Does your skincare expire? Timeline for products....

So, you just found out that your favourite moisturizer and your age defying serum has an expiry date. If you're like a lot of women, you may even use it sparingly so that it will last a long time. It never ceases to amaze us to hear this from our customers. Declaring that you still have some serum left in the bottle a year later is not reason to celebrate. If you're guilty of this, we have two wor…

Strong skin is radiant skin..so how do you build a strong skin barrier ?

Building a strong skin barrier is the best defense against sensitive, irritated skin. A weak or damaged skin barrier cannot protect the skin effectively and it is the weakness of the skin barrier that is the underlying issue in sensitive and problematic skin. Strengthening the skin barrier may be the best defence against pollution, UV, harsh chemicals and environmental stressors. Aging, skin…

"More" is not necessarily better...........

So what if you love our anti-aging complex or another of our fabulous facial care but want to use it with a product from a different company? Maybe you don't want to waste it or you might think that combining products will create an even more impressive list of goodies to your skincare?  Well, it's simple really. Read the ingredient list. Are there harsh chemicals or synthetic fragrance added…

"Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively" Dalai Lama

Sensitive Skin? Let's break the rules! Your skin, your rules! (but there are a few guidelines so that your products work for you). Let's take Serums, for example. If you can't imagine putting one more product on your Sensitive skin because it breaks into a rash at the very thought, then try putting a fragrance-free moisturizer on your face before using a Serum. Let it absorb it for a b…