by Bold Commerce CollaboratorAugust 19, 20193 min read
Plant based skincare ingredients are nothing new. They’ve been used for centuries to care for our skin and bodies. Since plants cannot move away from danger, they adapt and develop unique qualities to ensure their survival. Many of the most effective skincare ingredients come from plants that have evolved to survive in the harshest of environmental circumstances. The desert is one such unrelenting climate, with its arid soil, low humidity, high UV radiation, and intense heat, cacti have become hearty, resilient plants. The Opuntia Ficus-Indica Cactus, or Prickly Pear Cactus, provides us with one of our newest Mikel Kristi ingredients, Opuntia Ficus-Indica (Prickly Pear) Stem Extract. Living in Tucson, we’re surrounded by these adaptive cacti and have seen first hand the resilience of these powerful plants. What better ingredients to use to care for our skin than one that can defend against a myriad of environmental stressors.
by Bold Commerce CollaboratorAugust 11, 20194 min read
Aging is an interesting journey of trials, tribulations,andjubilationsthat bring with themgrowthand wisdom, along withwrinkles. What if you could age as you wish, and enjoy the sageness that comes with growing older, without allof fine lines and saggy skin? The secret here is to start when you’re young. But don’t worry, if you are starting later in life there’s still hope. What skin changes happen as we age? Understanding what's happening during the aging processgives you the knowledge you need to prevent and reverse the signs of aging.
by Bold Commerce CollaboratorAugust 05, 20193 min read
Life is Busy For Moms, August can be an even busier than usual with the end of summer vacation and back to school preparations for the kids. Add a career on top of that and you’ll see many Moms putting their self-care needs last. Rather than letting yourself go during these busy times, we want to help you simplify your life and your skincare routine so that you love what you see when you look in the mirror.
by Bold Commerce CollaboratorJuly 29, 20193 min read
There is no greater skincare myth than the old wives tale that somehow slathering on moisturizer will erase fine lines, wrinkles, and lack of tone. Even worse, moisturizer is not really helpful in remedying dry skin. Often times big beauty brands are responsible for this misconception and add to the hype by consistently flooding the industry with “new and improved” gloop in a jar that has “limitless” anti aging and hydrating abilities… If only any of this were true! Many of us have fallen prey to this type of advertising, and if you are among us, read on so you never need to buy into the myth behind the moisturizer cure all again.
by Bold Commerce CollaboratorJuly 22, 20192 min read
For many, summer time equates to travel and outdoor fun. I don’t know about you, but I love quick weekend getaways. Especially for those of us in Tucson, we love to escape the scorching heat of the desert and enjoy some time by the water. I like to pack light and that means simplifying the skin care products that I take with me.
So, what do you need for an easy and effective travel regimen? Pack light and choose products that can multitask.
by Bold Commerce CollaboratorJuly 15, 20193 min read
Travel is fun and exciting and there are so many wonderful places to visit in the world. Each place can offer incredible experiences and beautiful landscapes; but, how does your skin react to these environments? There are so many different climates and micro-climates that you may experience differences in your skin while traveling to different areas. Many may assume that they can skip certain skin care steps depending on the atmospheric conditions they encounter, but this is not the case.
by Bold Commerce CollaboratorJuly 08, 20192 min read
Why do we love peptides? We love peptides because they reduce the appearance of fine lines and improve skin tone and texture. And I don’t know about you, but the older I get the more I love and appreciate having smooth, radiant, and firm skin. I like to refer to our Bio Peptide Revitalizing Serumas “photoshop” in a bottle.
by Bold Commerce CollaboratorJuly 03, 20193 min read
In honor of Independence Day, let's free your skin from make-up and join the #nomakeup movement. Most women use make-up to cover flaws and even out skin tone. So why not stop hiding your skin’s imperfections and just correct them? Or better yet, prevent them all together by starting when you’re young. Having beautiful, make-up free skin is easier than you think when you use the right power-house ingredients, consistently, to improve your skin’s health and function.
by Bold Commerce CollaboratorJune 24, 20192 min read
Facial Cleansing. I wanted to take a moment to talk about a foundational step for any effective skincare routine because it’s often overlooked by more trendy or glamorous products. The importance of a really good cleanser can not be overstated, and in my eyes this is the MOST IMPORTANT STEP 1 in any healthy skin regime.
by Bold Commerce CollaboratorJune 17, 20192 min read
Mars vs. Venus Skincare. We hear so much about how different men and women are from one another. From how we process information, to the ability to multitask (or not!), to the defined roles of each gender. Luckily for us, these differences and generalizations are starting to break down and merge, and skincare is just another avenue where the differences aren’t as large as we think.
All Inclusive Skincare.First and foremost, skincare is not just for women. In my medical aesthetics practice, there is an increasing number of men that come into my clinic, and it’s for the exact same reasons that women do. EVERYONE wants to feel better in their skin, and it's my honor to help people come up with strategies and solutions to do just that.
by Bold Commerce CollaboratorMay 31, 20192 min read
You may wonder, why do breakouts happen? How is your skin free and clear one day, and a complete trainwreck the next?
Believe us when we say that these skin disorders and eruptions often have been waiting under the surface to emerge. Almost all cases of acne start as a full body imbalance rather than a skin first issue.