Your real enemy this summer isn’t just the summer heat and dehydration…it’s those pesky free radicals. Marula –The Leakey Collection to the rescue!
You can cover up but you can’t hide from free radicals. Hats, umbrellas and sunscreen can’t protect you from pollution, long nights on the go and beach bar snacks, just some of our pesky free radical haunts. Pollution, make-up, lack of sleep, and poor nutrition combined with the UV radiation for a toxic effect on our skin.
A recent study for treating severely damaged skin following radiation therapy has shown Marula-The Leakey Collection to have powerful healing capabilities that counter free radical damage. Dr. Ashton Kaidi, a board certified plastic surgeon in Newport Beach, undertook a 24 patient clinical study to determine the efficacy of Marula Oil in treating damaged skin following radiation therapy for breast cancer.
The results of this clinical study showed that Marula Oil also has tremendous healing power in combating the dehydration from free radicals that attack healthy skin exposed to the summer sun. It contains higher levels of Oleic, Palmitic and Stearic fatty acids critical for rapid skin absorbency, skin hydration and moisture retention. It traps moisture and provides prolonged hydration, penetrating quickly without leaving a residue or greasy feeling. Marula Oil also contains high levels of important antioxidants including, tocopherol (vitamin E), tochotrienol, phenolic compounds and flavinoids. Marula oil can improve skin hygiene by reducing skin surface bacteria.
And while both vitamin E and phenolic compounds are found in Argan oil, independent tests have demonstrated Marula oil having higher levels of antioxidants.
The beauty of Marula Oil is that’s light, non-greasy and absorbs quickly but as always a few tips of application should be followed for maximum protection:
Apply it to your face under you SPF to keep your skin hydrated.
Apply it to sunburn twice per day to sooth and calm the burn. Marula Oil has been reported to reduce the amount of peeling as result of sunburn. It will soften and add hydration to the skin.
Apply Marula to condition and hydrate the skin prior to and post chemical peel.
The truth is that this new nut in beauty oils dispels the myths that you should only use oils on dry skin during winter months. Marula-The Leakey Collection penetrates the skin quickly and doesn’t leave an oily residue, making it a perfect elixir for all seasons. Hand harvested and processed by the women of East Africa, Marula-The Leakey Collection keeps you looking good, feeling good and doing good.
The skin protection properties of plants can be used to create powerful serums from Essential Oils for hydrating your skin and protecting it from environmental pollutants, especially if those serums are from DECLÉOR.
But that’s only one of DECLÉOR’s seven plant powered super serums in the Aromessence line. Here are all the Aromessence plant powered super serums and what they do to balance, nourish, repair and beautify your skin.
Aromessence Neroli Essential Serum: This elixir of 100% pure and natural Essential Oils is specially formulated to comfort and treat skin exposed to daily stress. Because of its natural affinity with the skin it penetrates upon application to soothe and relax the skin. Suitable for all skin types.
Aromessence Rose D’Orient Soothing Serum: An elixir of 100% pure and natural Essential Oils specially formulated for the daily care of sensitive and reactive skin, it softens and soothes the skin while reducing discomfort and redness.
Aromessence™ Ylang Ylang Purifying Serum: An elixir of 100% pure and natural Essential Oils specially formulated for the daily care of combination and oily skin. Because of its natural affinity with the skin it penetrates upon application to purify and balance the skin.
Aromessence™ Angelique Nourishing Serum: An elixir of 100% pure and natural Essential Oils specially formulated for the daily care of dry skin, it purifies and relaxes the skin, leaving it supple, comfortable and satin-smooth.
Aromessence Iris Rejuvenating Serum: An elixir of 100% pure and natural Essential Oils specially formulated for the daily care of mature skin. Because of its natural affinity with the skin it penetrates upon application to tone and energize the skin.
Aromessence Excellence Ultra Regenerating Serum: This 100% pure and natural new generation serum for total anti-aging benefits is free of preservatives for optimal affinity with the skin. This unique and special treatment helps renew the skin, combat skin dehydration and reduce pigmentation blemishes.
Aromessence White Brightening Serum: An elixir of 100% pure and natural Essential Oils specifically formulated for the daily care of skin with pigmentation marks and/or lacking radiance. Due to its natural affinity with the skin, this unique and special treatment penetrates upon application to purify and lighten the skin, restoring radiance to the complexion.
Did this help convince you of the power of plants and their Essential Oils to balance, nourish, repair and beautify your skin? Which Aromessence product would be right for you?
Can bacteria be good for beauty? Yes! Probiotics are another weapon in the arsenal for great skin. These tiny warriors can help to clear up acne by preventing inflammation and infection. They can also help alleviate eczema by assisting in oxygen release, blood flow and better skin breathing. Who would have thought that microbiology could have such a macro effect?
Topical probiotics can also slow down the aging process by improving moisturization, stimulating cell function and regenerating mature skin cells. All of this leads to a softer, smoother complexion. Bioelements Probiotic Anti-Aging Serum helps to strengthen the skin’s natural barrier protection.
With so many ingredients and buzz words in skin care it can be hard to keep up. But don’t fret because we are going to keep you in the know by defining peptides.
Peptides are naturally occurring chemical messengers, each one instructs the skin to behave in a certain manner. Some peptides can reduce the signs of aging by increasing collagen production, which will firm the skin from the inside. Other peptides send the message for the skin to “relax” and the result is wrinkle reduction.
Peter Thomas Roth UnWrinkle has the peptide Tripeptide, synthetic snake venom that temporarily debilitates the muscle, keeping it from contracting and thereby smoothing lines in the wrinkle prone area.
If you’d like to indulge your skin in the ultimate spa experience, look towards Elemis. One of their most popular and effective products to date is the Pro-Collagen Marine Cream.
This luxurious cream features the marine extract Padina Pavonica which helps to offer great anti-aging benefits in just over two weeks of use. The product is tried and tested to reduce wrinkles by 19% and increase hydration by up to 45%. The formulation also contains Ginko Biloba to stimulate cells and Porphyridium to help promote cell regeneration. If you have the consistency to use this product in your daily regimen and want that firm and lifted appearance over time then you should look into this gratifying product.
Let’s be honest… how many of us make a daily coffee run? “Ill have a Venti non-fat white mocha with a double (no!) make that triple shot.” That caffeine boost will do wonders for our energy levels. What about skincare products that contain caffeine? What’s the benefit there?
Studies have shown that caffeine contains anti inflammatory properties. So for those of us who retain a little fluid under the eye area- we’re in luck! Caffeine in eye products works by draining excess lymph fluid and blood. Attack puffiness and fine lines with PRIORI Advanced AHA Smoothing Eye Serum.
When it comes to that pesky resident on your thighs, aka cellulite, trying a product with caffeine, like FatGirl Slim can help. Caffeine dehydrates fat cells, which will provide a smoother skin appearance.
For people with a chronic condition, such as rosacea, using a product with caffeine will help constrict blood vessels which doesn’t usually happen to those with rosacea. La Roche Posay Rosaliac Anti-Redness Moisturizer would be a good option.
There are many other products that contain caffeine, especially anti-aging products. Caffeine is an antioxidant. Antioxidants fight off free radicals; free radicals age our skin. You can find many caffeine-filled products on SkinStore.com by clicking here.
Most skincare aficionados know that using a quality vitamin C product is essential in a good skincare routine. But, some of the most popular vitamin C serums also come with quite a hefty price tag. New to the scene is First Blush by Dr. Nicholas Perricone. Not only does this pretty pink serum help restore bright, youthful skin it doesn’t break the bank either! The retail price is only $48 which is great compared to some of the most popular antioxidant serums on the market that can easily run over $100. With continued use the overall appearance of discoloration is improved with Carotenoids, an anti-oxidant that is naturally occurring in Melons. First Blush also contains Ferulic Acid and Vitamin C combination. Customers rave that their complexion is more even, radiant, hydrated and smoother.
If you struggle with hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone and aging skin then FEI’D may be the right product for your concerns. Pronounced “fade”, FEI’D combines Chinese medicine with modern Western science to provide effective skin care results. FEI’D contains 10 clinically proven key ingredients that will address pigmentation concerns and uneven skin tone as well as aging skin. With all of these key components for an effective skin brightening product, FEI’D is still 99% organic. It does not contain hydroquinone, bleaches, or mineral oil. It is paraben free, contains all natural fragrances and does no animal testing. We also find it valuable that FEI’D gives back to children in need, 100% recycles their products and packaging while using biodegradable and renewable ingredients.
So how does FEI’D work? The 10 clinically proven ingredients are Dianella, Ensifolia, Burberry, Mulberry, Licorice, Shanzha, Huang Qi, Fo-Ti, Panex Ginseng, Vitamin A and Vitamin E. The combination of these powerful antioxidants and botanicals will address age spots, melasma, aging and wrinkled skin. The powerful skin brightening ingredient Dianella Ensifolia has been proven to be over 20 times more effective than kojic acid for reducing hyperpigmentation and lightening the skin.
FEI’D has been dermatologically, allergy, and irritancy tested, making this star product appropriate for any skin type, even sensitive skin. FEI’D is recommended to be used twice daily for a minimum of three months for best results. You can continually use this product to help keep your skin tone radiant and firm. FEI’D also works equally as effectively on the body for hyperpigmentation.
Have you ever spent hours trying to figure out which products would be best for you? You’re not alone! I always appreciate a kit or system that is put together by the manufacturer. It takes the guess work out of trying to figure out which products are going to be best for me. Kits usually contain several different products in smaller size jars or bottles and generally are always a great value!
I’m going to recommend some of our most popular kits at SkinStore, and depending on what your skin concerns are, you can choose accordingly!
For problematic/acne prone skin: iS Clinical Acne Travel Kit. Although this kit is made for “travel,” it’s still one of my favorites. I personally think the Active Serum is a miracle worker! This kit comes with a cleanser, two serums and a sunscreen! Oh, and we can’t forget about the travel case.
For sensitive skin: We have a great kit by Pevonia that is a 3 step kit containing a cleanser, a lotion, and a soothing skin cream. Ingredients are mild enough for your sensitive skin, and the soothing cream has healing properties to relieve your skin!
Keep in mind you can always mix and match products and brands. Build your own kit! Share with us: What’s your favorite kit and what makes it so fabulous?