Ingredient Highlight: Red Algae

by Christy Hall September 30, 2020 3 min read

Algae In Skincare - What do you know about algae besides it’s the funny (usually green) stuff in the ocean?? Maybe it’s slimy and kind of unsightly? Red algae is found around the world, from polar waters to the tropics, and are commonly found in coral reefs! It’s one of natures super ingredients when it comes to effective skincare!!

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Ingredient Highlight: Bio Active Vitamin C

by Christy Hall September 02, 2020 4 min read

Let’s talk about Vitamin C!!! Vitamin C is a true powerhouse! It aids your skin in a natural regeneration process, and that is how it helps your body repair damaged skin cells. There are three major antioxidant vitamins, beta-carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C. And while all of them are critical to our health, Vitamin C takes the cake when it comes to skin care and skin health, so today let’s break it down!
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Retinoid vs Retinol…. What’s the difference??

by Christy Hall August 04, 2020 4 min read

If you follow skin care trends, there is one product that has remained a constant for many years now, and those are retinols… or are they called retinoids? Or retinals?? Ahh- yes there is more to know about these age defying products than what meets the eye. All of these words, while sounding similar, are different. They are different in strength, composition, and efficacy. So today let’s talk about them!!
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What In The World Is A Skin Exposome, And Why Should I Care?

by Christy Hall May 11, 2020 3 min read

Exposome: The totality of exposures both internal and external from your conception to death and the impact they have on your body. In today’s busy world, life can be complex. These complexities expose you to many stressors both internally and externally that play an adverse role in your body’s and your skin’s aging process. The study of exposome helps us understand how these factors encourage premature aging and how we can combat the effects. Let’s dive into some common exposomes that we all face daily.
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Ingredient Spotlight: Edelweiss Flower Extract

by Christy Hall February 24, 2020 2 min read

Plants have been an essential part of skincare and health for centuries. In skincare formulation, we often find that when plants can thrive in harsh environments with extreme heat, cold, or dryness, they develop amazing survivability qualities that tend to help our skin and tissues in a similar manner.  One such plant ingredient is Edelweiss flower extract. 
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Cosmeceuticals: Your Partner In Aging Well

by Christy Hall February 10, 2020 3 min read

An Introduction To Cosmeceuticals
So, you may ask, “Why don’t all skin products work?”  Many of us have bought the newest trendy product that we have read about in a beauty magazine or seen on TV, used it for a few weeks, see no results, and then put it in the cabinet never to be touched again. The fact is that YOU WANT TO SEE RESULTS!  You want your skin to look and feel healthier and younger. However, many beauty products fall short because those amazing “active ingredients” that they advertise aren’t delivered to the right place in the skin, or in the right form to be effective. 

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