6 Beauty Clays you should be masking with

As an esthetician, I work with many different products and ingredients. One of my favorite steps in my skincare routine is using a facial mask. It just feels like such a nice treatment. It may surprise you, but one of my favorite face mask ingredients is clay. It might be common and simple, but clay can be a powerful ingredient for skin. Clays have been used for centuries for heali…

Beauty Benefits of Jasmine

Jasmine essential absolute is among the most precious, heavenly, exotic and valuable beauty oils in the world. Extracted from the Jasmine flower, which only blooms at night, it's intoxicatingly sweet fragrance is associated with love and romance. Jasmine has been a main ingredient in many perfumes for centuries, such as in the famous Chanel No 5. Jasmine also has some amazingly beneficial…

Anti-Acne Beauty Foods

As an esthetician who specializes in holistic skin care, I come across many cases of acne that have been troubling clients for long periods of times. I myself, even struggle with the hard to beat skin care condition. As much as I would love to tell you there is a simple magic potion that could permanently clear your breakouts after a few uses - that is just not the case. The BEST way to…

​The Incredible Skin Benefits of Honey Bee Ingredients

A honey bee is one of the most remarkable creatures on earth. Few people know the exciting mystery hidden in the black and yellow ball of fuzz. A drop of honey is like a high-octane fuel that drives the bee to flower after flower, while it sparks their seeds. The bee has three places for storing its cargo. One is the tank inside, which it fills by sucking up nectar syrup through a…

A comprehensive guide to essential oils for beauty

Essential oils are a huge part of a natural beauty routine. Often touted for their aroma therapeutic properties, sometimes the topical benefits are overlooked. Essential oils, Absolutes and CO2 extracts are not only beneficial for beauty purposes but also to heal wounds, bug bites and irritating skin conditions. An essential oil is a naturally occurring, concentrated liquid that has been d…

Natural Oils with SPF Protection

I work from home a couple of times a week, and when I do, I’m rarely outside during the day for more than 20 minutes at a time. Despite that, I consider SPF an integral step in my routine, especially now that I’m a bit older. At the same time, I don’t want to lather on sunscreen since I’m primarily inside but I also don’t want to wear long pants and a long sleeved shirt to take my dogs out for…