Beautiful, Badescu Skin

"Putting your best face forward."

April 24, 2015
by Jill
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Wedding Skin Care: The Final Touch

wedding skin careI’m not a big fan of sparkly cosmetics. Makeup and lotions that leave behind a bit of glitter are just not my thing. However, a bit of super subtle shimmer and glow is always welcome.

Enter: the Summer Shine Body Lotion.

My wedding dress is floor-length, but my shoulders, décolletage, and arms will be showing. With its lightweight hydration, gentle summery fragrance, and aforementioned glow, it will definitely be the final touch to my bridal assemblage before walking down the aisle (other than my veil, of course!). This body lotion is probably the easiest part of your wedding skin care routine!

And yea, I’m taking it on the honeymoon! My fiancée loves the light scent!
wedding skin care

April 23, 2015
by Jill
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When You’re Over 50 And Your Acne Won’t Go Away

acne wont go awayAdult acne gets harder to treat as you get older, mainly because skin gets drier with age. Your skin’s protective barrier also begins to deplete, leaving your skin more vulnerable to irritation.

As I’m sure you know, many acne treatments are pretty drying. Plus, you’re probably concerned about the signs of aging, too, even as it seems as though your acne won’t go away. Fortunately, there are a number of tactics that can help both acne and aging at the same time (thank goodness!).

First, evaluate your current skin care and makeup regimen. Are you using any products that could potentially clog your pores, such as a thick, oil-based foundation or super-heavy creams? Hydration is essential, but it can be accomplished without layering on products that might cause acne. Look for lightweight moisturizers and hydrating serums. [Definitely check out: the Herbal Hydrating Serum, which is oil-free and actually layered over your moisturizer]

It’s also important not to reflexively use every product that says ‘acne’ on the bottle. For example, the Acne Facial Cleanser may not be the best choice for you, particularly if your skin is on the drier side.

Another thing: exfoliation is crucial. Use an Alpha-Hydroxy Acid-based cleanser, which is a great choice for both acne and aging. [We love the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser!}

Example Regimen for Dry, Acne-Prone, Mature Skin

Cleanser: Seaweed Cleansing Soap
Toner: Seaweed Cleansing Lotion
Moisturizer: Aloe Moisturizer SPF 15 for day, Seaweed Night Cream for night
Eye Cream: Glycolic Eye Cream
Serum: Herbal Hydrating Serum
Mask: Flower & Tonic Mask
Exfoliant: Glycolic Acid Toner
Spot Treatment: Drying Lotion

April 22, 2015
by Jill
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Never Do THIS To Your Skin

wash your faceNothing good can come from being harsh with your skin. Determine what you can handle, and be careful not to cross that line. Take cooler, shorter showers and gently pat your skin dry with a clean towel after you wash your face. A calm face always looks healthier!

Does your skin ever just look red and mad at you? Check out: the oil-free Calma Mask.

Also: don’t tug at your eye area! Apply your toner in soft, sweeping motions. No need to rub the skin! And—whatever you do—don’t squeeze anything!

April 18, 2015
by Kimberly Yang
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Plastic Microbeads? Not In OUR Scrub!

Did you know?

Plastic microbeads – those tiny little balls you often find in exfoliants, soaps, and toothpastes (!) even – end up in our waterways, causing pollution.

That’s why they’re not in our NEW scrub.

(OR any of our others, for that matter.)

microbeads

Microbeads are so small that they’re nearly impossible to filter out. Instead, they slip past water processing plants and into open water. Some call them mermaids’ tears, but let’s label them for what they really are: plastic particle pollutants lining the bottoms of lakes, rivers, and oceans.

Instead, our Botanical Exfoliating Scrub features the finely ground seeds of Ecuadorian Ivory Palm, an ecologically harvested and sustainable alternative. Not only are these seeds just as effective, but they’re also better for our environment.

Unblock your pores and our waterways. Help prevent pollution and say hello to a brighter, more beautiful you.

After all, Karma’s got your back.


SHOP OUR NEW SCRUB! 


 

April 15, 2015
by Jill
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How To Use Your Skin Care Regimen

Smiling her way through the morningNot sure how to use your skin care regimen? A lot of people aren’t!

It really does make a difference, too: once you master this, nothing can stop you from having the skin you want.

Here’s how to care for your skin:

  • Generally speaking, you’ll layer products from lightest to heaviest. This means that your serum will likely be applied before moisturizer. In particular, oil-based products should be applied after water-based products.
  • Start here: In the morning, cleanse your face, and follow-up with toner. (Still not sure if toner is necessary? Read this.) Then, apply your serum if you’re using one and your moisturizer and eye cream.
  • Adding in a spot treatment? Apply the Drying Lotion last of all. For cystic acne, the Buffering Lotion can be applied before your moisturizer. Again, think about the consistency of the products you’re using. Sometimes, you may need to make a judgement call. (Or, you can always call us! 800-223-3728)
  • At night, cleanse and tone as usual. Apply your serum or other treatment (such as the Buffering Lotion), and then your moisturizer or night cream. Eye cream, too!
  • But what if you’re using a mask, you ask? Use the mask after cleansing but before toning. The toner will help remove any residual mask left after rinsing
  • Also: exfoliation. Again, exfoliate after cleansing but before toning, unless you’re using an exfoliating cleanser, in which case you’ll simply swap out your cleanser for your exfoliant.


Let’s look at examples for both acne and anti-aging:

Anti-acne skin care regimen:

Morning: 
Acne Facial Cleanser
Cucumber Cleansing Lotion
Drying Cream
Oil-Free Moisturizer SPF 30
Ceramide Eye Gel

Night:
Acne Facial Cleanser
Drying Mask
Cucumber Cleansing Lotion
Drying Cream
Oil-Free Moisturizer
Ceramide Eye Gel
Drying Lotion 

Anti-Aging skin care regimen:

Morning:
Cleansing Milk with Carnation and Rice Oil
Alpha-Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion
Peptide Renewal Serum
Hyaluronic Moisturizer SPF 15
Hyaluronic Eye Cream

Night:
Cleansing Milk with Carnation and Rice Oil
Alpha-Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion
Peptide Renewal Serum
Peptide Renewal Cream
Glycolic Eye Cream