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Why Exfoliation Should Be In Your Skin Care Routine

Why Exfoliation Should Be In Your Skin Care Routine

Regular exfoliation in your skin care routine is a step you don’t want to pass up. If your skin is dry, dull, rough, uneven or greasy, it indicates that your skin is not getting the optimal care it needs.

Your skin naturally sheds dead cells on a 30-day cycle, slowing down as we age, but it doesn't always do the job right. Dead cells are left behind in dry, rough or flaky patches that will clog your pores contributing to the likelihood of other unpleasant skin conditions. No thanks!


The Benefits Of Dry Brushing

The Benefits Of Dry Brushing
Why should I engage in skin brushing? What are the benefits? Are there any risks? How is it done? 
If you have this series of questions, this list is here to have them answered.

Frankincense Extract

Frankincense Extract

Frankincense extract from the Boswellia tree has always been a prized medicinal, beauty, and perfume/incense ingredient with evidence of it being traded in North Africa and the Middle East for at least 5000 years. The word Frankincense means ‘high-quality incense’. In Arabic, it is called olibanum meaning ‘of milk’ and in Hebrew it is called labonah, a word for white, referring to the appearance. It has been used in temples and churches for thousands of years. It is a medicinal ingredient in both Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine known for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Today, it is grown in...


Vitamin E

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is another name for the phenolic compounds called tocopherols and tocotrienols. They are fat-soluble antioxidants, which means that they absorb into your epidermis to work their magic. They have the ability to quench free radicals that cause damage to your skin by donating a hydrogen atom. They are so potent that we use them to make oils stable in a formula and you will see 'tocopherol' in the ingredients of most creams and oils. They are found in all plant oils pressed from nuts, fruits, and seeds because they are nature's preservation system. They are the reason you...


Cleansers 101

Cleansers 101

Let's talk cleansers and all the options out there.  Milk Cleansers - Milks are emulsions, meaning a homogenous mixture of oil and water that have been combined with an emulsifier. Creams and lotions are also emulsions. They clean skin by gently removing impurities. Ideal for normal to dry skin. Our Petal Purity Cleanser  is a milk cleanser. Oil Cleansers - This is oil with an emulsifier added to it so when water is added from your tap to your face, it acts like a milk cleanser. Ideal for dry skin. Cleansing Balms - This is a thicker version of a cleansing oil...