Beauty at Skin Deep: Anti-Aging Health Skin Care Products & More

Conscious Skincare

We’ve been on a mission to find quality, organic and environmentally-friendly products to offer you. We’re pretty picky, and during our search, we found a wonderful line called Conscious Skincare. Here’s the skinny on them and their products. About Conscious Skincare Conscious Skincare is an exciting and vibrant new company from Wales, U.K. offering carefully created and designed products to benefit all skin types. They use the latest scientific discoveries from nature to create a skin boosting product range. Years…
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Lunasea Botanicals

We’ve worked long and hard scouring resources to find quality organic and environmentally-friendly products bring to you. And, we’ve tested them. Our fussiness has paid off in finding Lunasea Botanicals. Here’s the scoop on them and their products. About Lunasea Botanicals Lunasea Botanicals’ is an all-natural, organic and handmade bath, body and skincare line that is formulated by a certified herbalist.  That means, their products smell fantastic! Enjoy the healing effects of aromatherapy while cleansing, toning and firming your skin….
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Whistler Naturals

Quality, organic and environmentally-friendly products are important to us, and we have been on a mission to find the best of the best to bring to you. We’re pretty picky, and during our search, we found a wonderful line called Whistler Naturals. Here’s the skinny on them and their products. About Whistler Naturals Made in British Columbia (BC), Canada, Whistler Naturals has the highest quality all-natural cleansers, moisturizers, masks, and toners with active botanicals, extracts, and the best oils to…
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Why Worry About pH Levels & Your Skin?

You always hear “pH Balanced for Skin”, but what does that actually mean to you and your breakouts?  I remember learning about pH and acidity in high school, but now I have learned about it’s importance in skin care products. When skin is taken outside of its natural pH levels of 4.5 to 5.5 (on a scale of 0 to 14), it no longer has the ability to defend itself from pollution, fungus, and other bacteria. This is also the…
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Skin Benefits of Raw Honey

Before my wedding, I broke out all over my face–a bride’s worst nightmare. I immediately went to a local spa which offers natural product facials for help. Knowing I had days before the big event, the aesthetician recommended I use raw honey to gently heal my acne. This sounded too bizarre to be true, so I asked her a ton of questions and then decided to try it. It should be noted that not all honey is created equal. Most…
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Astara Golden Flame Hydration Mask: Product Review

A mask that you don’t wash off and absorbs cleanly, it’s here.  Astara’s Golden Flame Hydration Mask is one of six masks offered by the natural skin care company and is perfect for all skin types. This golden gel provides deep hydration for dry, stressed skin by delivering essentials oils and vitamins into the skin, giving the complexion an extra boost of moisture. The Golden Flame Hydration Mask contains Hyaluronic acid, which attracts water like a magnet to your cells….
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Astara Activated Sea Mineral Mask: Product Review

I recently tried Astara’s Activated Sea Mineral Mask, one of six masks in the Astara skin care line, and was pleased with the results. This mask is suitable for all skin types and revives dry skin, restores clarity and exfoliates with the help of oatmeal, spirulina, lemongrass, ginseng, citrus bioflavinoids, Vitamin A, sage extract, and algae. The mask itself is a fresh smelling, pearl-white, thick cream with blue jojoba beads swirling around in the mix. Those little blue beads bring…
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Editor’s Top Products We Love!

    You asked, and we’re answering! Here is a list of our Top 10 products that we can’t live without:     Astara Daily Refining Scrub This scrub has teeny-tiny grains, almost like a meal or clay, to buff away dead skin. You can see the difference with just one use, our skin was left clean, fresh and glowing.  This is a great product for men to use as a cleanser so that they buff away dead skin while…
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Essential Oils in Skin Care

Essential oils are used regularly for their aromatherapy benefits, but they can also be used in skincare. Not only will you reap the benefits of soothing the mind with aromatherapy, many essential oils clear blemishes, tone, balance and moisturize the skin. The skin is the largest organ in the body, and treating it with pure, natural ingredients, such as essential oils, is a great way to keep skin looking and feeling its best. Here are some beneficial essential oils for…
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Four Powerful Facial Oils for Skin

Facial oils can be an amazing addition to your skin care toolbox. Oils penetrate and deliver pure plant ingredients to the skin without diluting them with water or other additives. Here are some oils that work wonders on all types of skin.   Pomegranate Seed Oil Pomegranate seed oil revitalizes dull or mature skin, assists in smoothing wrinkles and soothes minor skin irritations. Without moisture, wrinkles become more abundant and pronounced, the skin looks tight and lacks luster. This little…
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Want to Try Facial Oils? Here’s the Skinny

While looking for ways to incorporate facial oils into my daily skincare routine, I was surprised to learn that facial oils do not clog pores, contrary to what I had thought. They penetrate the skin much like a serum, absorbing cleanly without residue, so they don’t clog your pores. Don’t be afraid to use them generously as they can be an asset to almost any skincare routine. Facial oils penetrate and deliver natural plant ingredients to the skin, creating more…
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Demystifying Make-up Brushes

Make-up brushes make a big difference in the way your cosmetics enhance your beautiful features. Buy the best you can because when it comes to brushes, you get what you pay for. And, if cared for properly (see below), brushes can last decades. Really! There are two kinds of brushes: natural and synthetic bristled. Natural bristles (animal hair) work best with powder products and synthetic brushes are best for applying creams and liquids.     SELECTING BRUSHES For the most…
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Autumn Ingredient DIY Skin Care

Take some time for yourself by indulging in one (or all!) of these amazing at-home skin care recipes that will give you a taste of fall year-round. Autumn signals a time to begin slowing down as the days shorten, the temperature drops and Mother Nature puts on a fanciful foliage show. APPLE-CIDER VINEGAR Great for blocked pores, unprocessed and unheated organic apple-cider vinegar–which is a light brown, cloudy liquid—helps prevent inflammation and contains malic acid a natural alpha-hydroxy acid, that…
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Eczema Explained

Eczema is a chronic skin disorder that tends to run in families, and atopic eczema is the most common type. It’s due to a hypersensitive reaction—similar to an allergy—which leads to long-term inflammation of the skin. People with eczema often have asthma or hay fever, and there is often a family history of allergic conditions such as asthma, hay fever, or eczema. THINGS THAT CAN WORSEN ECZEMA I can thank my mom for my eczema. I consider myself fortunate as…
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Nature’s Miracle: Tamanu Oil

The Tamanu tree is typically found in the Pacific and Asian Tropical regions, and the oil produced by mechanically crushing the dried nuts has multiple uses—both medicinal and beauty-related—exhibiting amazing properties. Tamanu Oil is extremely healing because in addition to possessing many antioxidants, it is antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory. Research shows that Tamanu Oil is a strong anti-inflammatory and for that reason, it is used for rheumatism, eczema and other inflammatory skin conditions. The oil also helps skin regenerate…
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Natural Skin & Hair Care with Camellia Oil

I’m always on the hunt for pure, natural ingredients that I can incorporate into my skin and haircare routines. And, while on this search, I’ve come across Camellia oil. Also called tea seed oil, Camellia oil, comes from the Camellia Sinesis plant, a wild flower that grows in China and Japan. The seeds from the fruit are cold pressed to create an oil that is rich in vitamins A, B, and E, monounsaturated fats, plant collagen and antioxidants. It has…
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The Versatility of Rhassoul Clay

While cleaning my cabinets, I came across my pouch of tried-and-true Rhassoul clay. I’ve used it for the past several years as an occasional mask, but I was excited to discover it has so many more uses. Rhassoul Clay has a fine texture that easily mixes with water, and has a higher ratio of silica, magnesium, potassium, calcium, and other trace minerals compared to other clays, making it very nourishing to the skin. Rhassoul clay comes from Morocco and has…
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Toxic Cosmetic Ingredients to Avoid

Your skin is the largest organ of the body and some of its many functions include protecting, regulating heat and absorbing outside substances, which are then transported throughout the body. Absorption is a way in which even contaminants that are found in soil, air and water can enter the body. So, what you put on your skin is pretty important. The rate your body absorbs a substance is proportional to both the concentration of it and the surface area over…
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Clark’s Botanicals Intense Radiance Mask: Product Review

If you want glowing skin like the people you see in magazines, you need to use masks. (See our post on Why You Need to Incorporate Masks & Peels) Masks will give you that extra push you need in clearing blemishes and tightening pores to give you that glowing look. There are multiple kinds of masks to try – vitamin masks, acne masks, firming masks – this Clark’s Botanicals mask is a clay mask. Clay masks are exactly what they…
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Clark’s Botanicals Deep Moisture Mask: Product Review

If your skin is seriously parched, this might be the moisture cream for you. I recently tried Clark’s Botanicals Deep Moisture Mask in the hopes of giving my skin some much needed TLC. The product has a thick and creamy consistency. The mask has a wonderfully light smell and is cool to the touch; just placing my fingers in the jar for the first time made me want to put it all over my face. Clark’s touts their Deep Moisture…
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Clark’s Botanicals Smoothing Marine Cream: Product Review

I’m an ocean girl, and by that, I mean, I love all things related to the sea. So, when I heard about Clark’s Botanicals Smoothing Marine Cream, of course I had to try it. Created to combat dryness while working as an anti-ager, Clark’s Botanicals Smoothing Marine Cream exfoliates, moisturizes and boosts the skin’s collagen production. It uses natural ingredients like glycolic acid, derived from sugar, and algae extracts to soften fine lines and wrinkles. The glycolic molecules are actually…
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Clark’s Botanicals Nourishing Youth Serum: Product Review

Who would have thought my husband, the man who dubbed shaving cream as the only facial care needed, would become hooked on a skincare product? It began when he privately complained about the ever deepening lines around his eyes. Note: I actually love those lines because they emerged from years of smiling, laughing and enjoying life. I encouraged him to use sunscreen, and he agreed mainly because his skin is fair and we live in a sunny part of the…
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Clark’s Botanicals Soothing Herbal Face Wash: Product Review

If you’re anything like me, you’ve tried an endless number of facial cleansers over your lifetime, and so, it takes a lot to get excited about one. But, I have to admit, I have fallen in love with Clark’s Botanicals Soothing Herbal Face Wash. This luxuriously creamy yet light facial cleanser leaves skin soft and clean without any oily residue. This cleanser is non-foaming and spreads smoothly across the skin. It includes yummy all-natural ingredients like Vitamin E, lavender, aloe,…
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Monimay Hair Shadz – Root Blending Dry Shampoo & Sunscreen

Are you applying sunscreen to your hair and scalp, which is just as much at risk for sun exposure as the rest of your skin? Do you use a dry shampoo or root blender? We love products that work triple time! That’s why we recommend Monimay Hair Shadz, a unique dry shampoo, root blender and sunscreen all in one for your hair and scalp. This powder comes in 10 shades ranging from Pale Blonde to Darkest Brown, enabling you to…
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How To Have Beautiful Hands & Nails

During hot summer months, drying air conditioning and increased sun exposure can wreak havoc on hands and nails. So, don’t hide them, improve their condition with a few easy care tips. Hand Care The best thing you can do for your hands, especially as you get older, is to moisturize them throughout the day and before you go to bed. Start by babying your hands with a hydrating treatment. We love NailTek -Advanced Hydrating Crème (7 Days to Beautiful Hands),…
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