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UVA vs. UVB Rays

UVA vs. UVB Rays

UVA Facts:

☀️The lower cellular layers of the skin's dermis, are most affected by UVA rays.

☀️They can easily pass through clouds, gray skies, and glass all year long and go into your skin.

☀️Tanning salons use UVA lighting!

☀️Photoaging, or premature skin aging, is a result of UVA rays. particularly over time, black spots (sunspots), fine lines, wrinkles, and “leathery skin”.

☀️In the lower layers of the skin, squamous and basal skin cells' DNA is mutated by UVA. Some of these mutations may eventually lead to cancer.


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. 


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!


How To Make A Luxurious Spa Foot Bath At Home!

How To Make A Luxurious Spa Foot Bath At Home!

As a skincare formulator it’s so much fun coming up with new ways to bring the spa home. I found these awesome tubs at my local Publix for under $3, and I added in epsom salts, a few drops of peppermint essential oil, and dried jasmine flowers. Run the hottest water from the tap and add in some boiling water if needed, just don’t have it scalding hot. I place a fluffy towel under each bin and have two dry wash cloths near by to pat the feet dry. Follow up with a foot lotion, salve, or oil. While you’re...

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