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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
What's New and Tending in the World of Skin Care
What's new and tending in the world of skin care? This can be a loaded question. Since there’s nothing new under the Sun, new and not so new trends would simply be a resurgence of products past. Or would it.
Trending now in the world of skin care is cannabis - CBD oil in particular, activated charcoal and honey.
Let’s Take a Look at these Ingredients and Their Role in Today’s Skin Care Trends.
CBD oil is the new kid on the block in skin care. Although CBD comes from the hemp plant, it is not hemp oil as we know it. Hemp oil is taken from the roots and stems of the cannabis plant. CBD oil is taken from the leaves and flowers of the cannabis plant. Its secret sauce is phyto-cannabinoids.
CBD oil is known to help with skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, anti-aging, psoriasis and eczema. The commonality with these conditions is inflammation.
Estheticians are loving the fact that they can see improvement, first hand on client’s skin when using CBD oils.
With inflamed skin challenges, CBD is showing results by reducing the production of oil.
Activated Charcoal has been peeping its head in and out of the beauty industry for the past few years. It is an excellent product for minimizing and controlling the over production of oil in your skin.
Activated Charcoal is basically known for its use in mask, at least that’s how it was introduced to the market for skin care. As such it hydrates some skin types. With mature skin, combining activated charcoal and hyaluronic acid, it allows your skin to hold in moisture why while ridding it of impurities.
As a cleanser, especially for acne and oily skin, it has been known to latch on to dirt and other particles and wash them away. This helps reduce the appearance of pores and helps clear your skin, at least for some of you.
I say for some of you, because like a lot of skin care products, they don’t always work for everyone. Charcoal as a deep cleanser can be well suited for oily skin.
Wait … there’s more
Honey is the one ingredient that can be found in most pantries at any given time. Honey mask are easy to create for your skin. It’s not just any honey we’re talking about, it’s Manuka honey. Okay, so you might not find Manuka in most pantries. Maybe it’s time to change that, especially when it comes to caring for your skin.
Manuka honey is the new creme de la creme of honey. It used to be Royal Jelly. The Manuka honey gets its name from the manuka bush in New Zealand. It’s low in water activity, thereby allowing the sugars in the honey to bind with water. This prevents bacteria from using the water to grow.
Manuka honey is full of antioxidants, is a super hydrator, makes a great ingredient for mask and night creams
The Best Trends are Created from Mother Nature
Look closely at these three ingredients, you’ll see that they're all created from Mother Nature in some way or another. The closer you stay to the natural side of beauty products, the better the results you will get from them.
CBD products require a deep dive study in order for you to get the best results. That goes for any product for that matter. CBD oils are the new kid on the block with a lot of hype and fanfare behind them. It doesn’t mean they don’t work, it just means you’ll have to do your due diligence to know what works for you.
That goes for any skin care product. Study the ingredients and learn what works best for you and your skin.
That’s it for this week. As Always …
Dedicated to Your Beauty.
Juliette Samuel, Esthetician/Author/Publisher