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October 1, 2014
by Jill
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How To Reverse Sun Damage

If you spend time in the sun (particularly if you’re purposely tanning), eventually you will incur some sun damage. Worse, your skin might trick you for years, hiding dark spots and hyperpigmentation until you reach your mid-thirties. Pretty soon all of the sun mistakes you’ve made over the years may become far more evident.

sun damageYou can’t exactly reverse sun damage, but there is a lot you can do to prevent future sun-related hyperpigmentation while working to brighten up existing areas of discoloration.* Here’s your plan of action:

  • Take advantage of Alpha Hydroxy Acids. Glycolic Acid, for example, is a chemical exfoliant that works by accelerating your skin’s turnover rate, helping you to reveal newer, fresher, more radiant skin. You can find Glycolic Acid in a number of forms, including in eye creams, gels, and exfoliating cleansers.
    [We recommend: Glycolic Foaming Cleanser]
  • Use a Vitamin C Serum. Vitamin C works to visibility brighten the skin and even out skin tone.
  • Prevention. Never leave home again without first applying sun protection with a factor of at least 15. Be sure to do this whether you’re spending the day at the beach or simply driving to work on a cold winter morning. Sun protection is vital at all times in order to help prevent further sun damage. [Check out: The Moisture Magnet SPF 15 or Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 30]
  • Treat sunspots using skin-brightening ingredients such as Kojic Acid and Licorice Extract. Apply a brightening mask 2-3 time each week to gradually help start the process of reversing sun damage.

*Be sure to visit your dermatologist for a full-body skin exam to check for the possibility of more serious conditions such as skin cancer.
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September 29, 2014
by Kimberly Yang
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What’s In Your Skin Care: Bladderwrack

Seaweed has long been prized for its anti-inflammatory benefits and healing properties. It is highly touted as a natural solution for soothing a number of conditions, including digestive issues, thyroid disorders, and inflamed, irritated skin.

seaweedBladderwrack is a type of seaweed found in skin care products that helps soothe skin irritations (burns, insect bites, dryness, itchiness). It also serves as a preventive ingredient to help minimize the appearance of any visible signs of aging. With B-complex vitamins, calcium, iodine, iron, magnesium, potassium, sodium, sulfur, and silicon content, Bladderwrack has incredible anti-inflammatory benefits. Bladderwrack also contains carotene, selenium, zinc, and small amounts of antioxidant Vitamins A, C, and E that add to its unique anti-aging and healing properties. Such rich vitamins and minerals nourish dehydrated and mature skin, leaving it well-moisturized. visibly plumper, and more youthful-looking.

Found to help reverse signs of aging by improving skin tone, texture, and elasticity as well as help detoxify the skin, Bladderwrack’s benefits are extensive:

  • Nourishes, hydrates, and softens skin;
  • Soothes itchiness and discomfort associated with dryness, acne skin, or Eczema flare-ups;
  • Helps reduce redness;
  • Helps reduce eruptions;
  • Detoxifies and cleanses pores;
  • Encourages firmer skin tone and texture; and
  • Improves elasticity.

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We recommend: The Oil-Free Seaweed Night Cream

September 26, 2014
by Kimberly Yang
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Are You Wasting Product Without Even Knowing It?

No matter how effective your product is or how potent its active ingredients, all the money, time, and effort you spend on your skin might just might be going down the drain.

Here’s why: clogged pores are sometimes the result of excess skin care products.

exfoliationSkin care products yield the most optimal results when applied to the freshest, newest layer of skin. It makes sense: dead skin cells simply cannot – and do not – benefit from treatment. The buildup of dead skin cells prevents moisturizers, serums, masks, etc. from doing what they are meant to. Furthermore, clogged pores don’t allow skin care products to properly penetrate the skin, leaving you less than satisfied with results (and with a whole lot of product gone to waste).

Sometimes, when products arent doing what they’re supposed to, we add more and more, in the hopes of getting results. Obviously, if products cannot penetrate the skin, heaping on additional product isn’t going to help.

The solution is simple: Regular exfoliation  is the key to healthy skin.

Regular exfoliation, whether with a supplemental Alpha Hydroxy Acid-based cleanser or granular scrub – is essential for removing dulling, pore-clogging buildup and promoting healthy cell turnover.

Make exfoliation a priority. It always pays off: the proof is in the efficacy of your products – and the visible improvement on your skin.


Exfoliation is key.



September 24, 2014
by Kimberly Yang
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What Is Acne?

What? A pimple?!What is Acne?

Acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S., affecting nearly 85 percent of the population at some point in their lives. Individual factors dictate the types of acne experienced, but all acne forms as a result of:

    • Bacteria;
    • Excess oil production; and
    • Dead skin cell buildup.

When excess dead skin cells create a plug in hair follicles, bacteria and oil have the opportunity to fester within the clogged pores. Infection or inflammation may occur as a result, causing these plugs to develop into blackheads, whiteheads, pustules, or cystic acne.

Hormonal fluctuations, lifestyle habits, medications, and anything that comes into contact with skin (hair products, skin care, cosmetics, perfumes, certain fabrics, etc.) can all trigger acne formation.

What are Pimples?

Pimples are a type of acne breakout, specifically referring to red, raised bumps occurring when sebum accumulates behind blockage. These spots appear as papules (solid, rounded pink or red bumps) or pustules (pus-filled red bumps).

What are Cysts?

Cystic acne occurs when inflammation and infection is deeply rooted in the skin. Where pimples are small, red blemishes, cysts are large, often painful bumps. While clearly visible, these are typically colorless and do not come into a head.

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Spot treatments for every type of acne: the Acne Repair Kitacne_repair_kit

September 22, 2014
by Kimberly Yang
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Product Spotlight: Whitening Mask For Hyperpigmentation

hyperpigmentationWHAT: Whitening Mask

WHY WE LOVE IT: Featuring natural, skin-brightening ingredients like Kojic Acid, Licorice, and Mulberry Extract, this gentle mask hydrates while brightening uneven skin tone to help minimize the appearance of age spots, old acne scars, and other types of hyperpigmentation. Meanwhile, Kaolin Clay and Zinc help draw out impurities from the skin to help promote a clear complexion.

HOW TO USE: Apply a thin layer of product on clean skin, avoiding the eye area. Wait 5-10 minutes before rinsing thoroughly with warm water. Cleanse with your favorite toner, then follow with a hydrating serum and moisturizer.

Beauty Tip: Since we’re all about the glow, we love pairing the Whitening Mask with one of our other all-time must-haves: the Vitamin C Serum. A few drops under the mask serve as an intensive brightening and antioxidant treatment, leaving skin with a radiant, youthful-looking glow.