Face Masks 101

July 5, 2016

FACE MASKS

Face masks nourish the skin, remove dead layers of the skin and help to improve circulation. They pull toxins and impurities out of the skin. Face masks smooth, tighten, brighten and tone the skin. If you want more radiant and glowing skin, try a face mask.

 

Types of Masks

Nourishing
Nourishing masks add vitamins and moisture to the skin.…

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Hyaluronic Acid

June 27, 2016

Hyaluronic Acid INCI Sodium Hyaluronate

Hyaluronic acid is derived from two sources: the comb of a dead rooster (the crest on top of the rooster’s head) or by fermentation of yeast. I use hyaluronic acid from the fermentation of yeast and find it to be excellent and beneficial in skin care products. I notice immediate softening and moisturizing of the skin when a skin care product is applied containing hyaluronic acid.…

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Camu camu is a superb ingredient to use in formulations for slowing the process of skin aging

June 21, 2016

Camu Camu Myrciaria dubia
Camu camu is a bushy tree with edible fruits native to the Amazonian rain forest in Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela and Peru. The leaves and fruit are used for medicinal purposes. The berry is used in cosmetics. The berry color is reddish and light orange and similar to the size of a lemon.…

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Bilberry

June 7, 2016

Bilberry Vaccinium myrtillus
Bilberry is an edible berry, a member of the berry family and related to blueberries. The edible, soft and juicy berry is a dark purple almost black color. Bilberry is high in flavonoids; a family of nutrient rich phytonutrients found in plants, vegetables and fruits. Flavonoids are a potent antioxidant. The berries have been used medicinally and to beautify the skin.…

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Lavender Festivals 2016

June 2, 2016

Mark your calendar and save the date for the 2016 Lavender Festivals. Lavender festivals start in June and the beginning of July. They are so much fun. The scent of lavender is intoxicating and brings such joy. The lavender festival is the place to see all the different varieties of lavender grown and purchase unique lavender varieties.…

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