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What's your greatest skin care challenge?
As women and a growing number of men of color, what's your greatest skin care challenge? Whether it's dark spots, uneven skin tone, dark circles,puffiness under your eyes or hair that won't grow, you'll find a product that can possibly become the solution to your challenge.
Moisturizers and ingredients that hydrate your skin will always be your best friend, for your face, body and hair. So look for products with nourishing and nurturing ingredients. Shea butter, cocoa butter, mango butter and jojoba oils are a few of the ingredients to keep on your list.
We've got new additions to our store for you. Essential oils have been known to help calm and soothe skin and scalp irritations. Although you'll find a sample kit on the hair category page, you can use them for any of your skin and hair care needs.
The hair care sample kit has been given an upgrade. We've increased the size of the container on the shampoo and conditioners and added a hair butter sample to the mix.
Although there's beauty in your blackness, your skin is sensitive and needs protection from the sun just like everyone else. So if you know you're challenged by sunburn, add a few drops of Lavender essential oil to Jojoba and Grapeseed Oil and create a nice body oil for yourself. It will bring comfort and beauty back to your skin.
We're listening to you and your suggestions, so keep an eye on the category pages and your emails for updates.
Until next time ...
Dedicated To Your Beauty
Black Skin Care Products and The Ingredients Found In Them
You are inundated with advertisements all the time about the next “miracle” product. Whether you’re the average consumer, a skin care professional or a physician yourself, you all like the idea of having flawless skin.
No two of you have the same skin type or perform the same skin care regimen and guess what? Skin care is not an exact science.
But what you do have in common is how your skin reacts to the ingredients, active or inactive, in the skin care products that you use.
Yes, there will be a reaction but what you hope for is a positive reaction to your product choice. For you as an African American, you'll definitely want to make sure that your product choice will work for you.
You see advertisements that say: 'all new botanical' or 'make your skin flawless'. What are the ingredients found in these products that say ‘all new botanical’ or ‘make your skin flawless’?
Let's take a look at some of the active ingredients found in the ingredients you purchase.
L-ascorbic acid – This is an antioxidant that helps fight off free radicals produced by UV rays. It helps promote collagen synthesis and has skin-brightening properties.
Glycolic Acid - This is an alpha hydroxy acid that’s known for its exfoliating properties. Glycolic acid helps strengthen collagen and increase cell renewal.
Salicylic Acid – This ingredient helps break down blackheads as well as dissolve dead skin cells.
Hyaluronic Acid – This ingredient delivers moisture to dehydrated skin. It also provides a healthy environment for new cell growth.
Resveratrol – Resveratrol is a potent antioxidant found in the skin of grapes. It helps to preserve the structure and function of your skin.
Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) – This active ingredient is derived from green tea. It is a powerful antioxidant and is anti-inflammatory. It is often used with other antioxidants as well as in products used to treat acne.
There are two main groups of ingredients in the formulation of cosmetics – active and inactive.
Active ingredients are added to a product to carry out an action. For instance, retinol may be added to a product to increase cellular turnover.
Inactive ingredients are included in a product to help deliver the active ingredients, as well as preserve the products and make them aesthetically pleasing. Inactive ingredients include things like fragrances, thickeners and coloring agents.
They also make a product effective. The formulation of a product must be done correctly or it could be potentially harmful to your skin and health.
The function of your beautiful black skin is to protect your internal organs and keep it free of potentially harmful bacteria.
The ingredients found in products that are used on your skin are a part of this protective barrier.
Dedicated to Your Beauty,