Beauty Balm is the new Black

Happy winter solstice beauties! Tis the season for facial oils and creams galore. If there is one product you are going to want to ring in the New Year with it’s the beauty balm. This game changing multi-tasking beauty product is something you’re going to want wrapped in a bow. Have you made a skin care list? Checking it twice? Glowing Skin. Check. Improved Hydration levels. Check. Multi u…

Maca Root - the best hormonal acne treatment

One of the skin care questions I receive most is, “what is the best hormonal acne treatment?” and "how do i prevent adult acne?" My answer is maca. It’s the age-old problem that women have struggled with since puberty, one that I myself have battled for many years, adult acne and hormonal acne. The truth is, there’s no topical cure for hormonal acne because hormonal acne is caused by an i…

Pumpkin's Beautiful Benefits + 4 pumpkin recipes

When the leaves start changing color and the crisp air prompts us to pull out our favorite pair of boots, it's pumpkin time. It's everyone's favorite autumn obsession, from pumpkin spice lattes to pumpkin candles, we just can't get enough. I admit without shame that I am no different, especially since Autumn is my very favorite time of year. I feel compelled to formulate a special pumpkin…

Face Mapping : Your Guide to Internal & External Beauty

Our skin can be the windows to our internal health.  This idea stems from ancient Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda. Face mapping is the concept that our breakouts, irritations, and other skin irregularities show up in certain areas of our face that correlate to a different internal body issue. A basic example: a stubborn breakout keeps showing up on your chin and you cannot figure out wh…

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…