Exceptional Aloe Vera

Loaded with more than 200 active components - including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, polysaccharides, fatty acids, and more, aloe is one of the few natural substances scientifically proven to benefit the body. Among aloe's exceptional abilities with respect to skin care: Our aloe vera is 100% organic! Aloe penetrates tissue – Unlike water, aloe can be absorbed by the skin. In fact, it is absorbed deep into the skin's layers. This is due to the presence of lignin, a substance similar to cellulose. This ability allows aloe to act as an excellent carrier for the other components of aloe vera, as well as other ingredients that are included in aloe-based skin care products. Aloe act

Peptides & Ceramides - What Do They Do?

Peptides are in so many skin care products these days – but what are the benefits to the skin? Peptides are molecules made up of two or more amino acids linked together by the same peptide bonds found in proteins. Peptides are closely related to proteins. In fact, when the number of amino acids is less than 50, these molecules are called peptides while the longer chains are proteins. Both peptides and proteins are present in every living cell and are responsible for biochemical activities in the body. Peptides perform important functions in the skin as well. As we age, we lose collagen which results in sagging and wrinkled skin. Collagen is a protein composed of long chains of amino acids

How Stress Affects The Skin

Stress is not just a bothersome consequence of everyday life; it is also a major health and beauty ravager. Skin reflects the health of the body and stress plays an impactful role. Eating and sleeping habits, anxiety, and increased alcohol consumption can all lead to skin health impairment. The pathogenic link between chronic stress and the exacerbation of disease has been confirmed for many years, especially in the cases of acne, psoriasis, dermatitis, rosacea and signs of aging. Stress causes the release of stress hormones, including cortisol and adrenaline. Increased cortisol triggers an elevation in blood sugar through glycation, damaging collagen and elastin. Cortisol is a glucocortic

10 Reasons to Add Oat Enzyme To Your Treatments

Try our Colloidal Oat Enzyme Mask in retail or salon size. Fine powder makes DIY mixing a breeze. It helps keep skin hydrated by forming an occlusive layer on the surface that helps retain water in the skin. It allows natural and gentle cleansing of skin due to presence of saponins (any of various and often toxic glucosides that occur in plants i.e., soapwort or soapbark that are characterized by the property of producing a soapy lather). It provides gentle exfoliation. It imparts moisturizing, soothing, conditioning, and nourishing qualities, significantly improving skin dryness and roughness. It helps reduce skin inflammation making it ideal for treating inflammatory skin conditions. It c

Fruit Enzymes - Skin Powerhouse

Fruit enzymes aren’t just good for your digestion, cognitive and physical health, they’re also powerhouses when it comes to treating your clients’ skin. What’s so good about enzymes? Enzymes, which are proteins that increase the rate of chemical reactions, make wonderful exfoliators and carry essential vitamins and healing properties to promote youthful, glowing skin. Fruit enzymes actually digest and remove dead skin cells, leaving behind smoother, clearer skin. Enzymes are gentle on the skin too, so they’re ideal for clients with sensitive skin. Fruit proteins also protect from environmental pollutants and damage from the sun, which is ideal for clients who are always on the go. If your cl

5 Gems for Sensitive Skin

Gems and crystals have been prized for millennia – not only for their beauty, but also for their cleansing and healing properties. They are used to promote inner peace, soothe anxiety, protect against negative energy, and so much more. Today, they are even being used to cleanse and protect the skin. In fact, gem-infused creams and oils have become extremely popular among people who are looking to experience the incredible benefits of crystals. The types of stones that are used in these beauty products are also typically good for use in jewelry for people with sensitive skin. While everyone is different, wearing pieces that are made from a hypoallergenic metal – like gold or sterling silver –

Understanding Product Ingredient Lists

Ingredient lists on retail products are governed by the International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI) which is an internationally recognized system of identifying all ingredients in a product. Concentrations of 1% or higher are listed in descending order followed by concentrations of less than 1% in any order. However, when it comes to judging the effectiveness of a product, there are more factors than just percentage to consider: 1. Only the first 5 ingredients matter. While some ingredients can be used in high percentages, such as some plants, others are effective in small percentages. This is true of actives such as retinol, for which 0.05 is high. The first few ingredien

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