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Transient vs. Resident Probiotic Strains

Transient vs. Resident Probiotic Strains

Resident bacteria strains, or permanent gut dwellers, live on the walls of your intestinal tract. They form a protective layer against pathogenic ("unfriendly") germs there. Transient probiotic strains, or temporary visitors, follow the digestive process and are eventually evacuated from the body. They are helpful in fighting certain types of bacteria, and are important to the immune system. Resident strains: Lactobacillus helveticus, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacteria bifidum, Bifidobacteria breve, Bifidobacteria longum, Bifidobacteria infantis, Lactobacillus animalis, and Lactobacillus rhamnosus. Transient strains: Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus paracasei, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Streptococcus thermophilus, and Brevibacillus laterosporus.   Any statements or products mentioned herein this...


Pomegranate Oil | Ingredient Highlight

Pomegranate Oil | Ingredient Highlight

Pomegranate Oil (Punica granatum) Rich in vitamins, antioxidants and polyphenols that shield the skin from UV and free-radical damage. Supports cell regeneration, repairs skin, and effectively reduces and prevents wrinkles in the epidermis. Has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Superior moisturizing ability, nourishing and softening while evening skin tone. This is our superstar ingredient in the Hydro-Skincare line with Antioxidants oil based products including: The Hydro-Lip Balm with Antioxidants Hydro-Lip Cream with Antioxidants Hydro- Oil Cleanser with Antioxidants Hydro-Body Balm with Antioxidants Hydro-Lotion Bars with Antioxidants


A Dry Face vs. A Damp Face

A Dry Face vs. A Damp Face

A dry face slows the absorption of skin care products and provides a more controlled application of powerful active ingredients for those with sensitive skin. Great for using AHA’s and BHA’s. A damp face (not sopping wet) helps products absorb better and quicker into the skin delivering active ingredients and helping to prevent moisture loss. Apply toner, serum, and then moisturizer directly after shower to prevent transepidermal water loss and seal in moisture. 


Guarana | Ingredient Highlight

Guarana | Ingredient Highlight

Guarana is a Brazilian plant that contains:

Antioxidants such as caffeine, catechizes, theobromine, and theophylline combat free radicals, which reduce skin aging as well as skin damage.⠀


Leucidal Liquid SF* | Ingredient Highlight

Leucidal Liquid SF* | Ingredient Highlight

A complete broad-spectrum anti-microbial, all-natural, whole food preservative that protects your products against bacteria, yeast, and mold!