Category Archives: FACE + EYES

Nope, Not Even Close To Being Sick Of Pumpkin

October 6, 2021

Pumpkin spice and everything nice – bring it on! Some of our Fall skincare picks, all starring, drum roll… pumpkin. And for good reason – pumpkin enzyme is a major powerhouse for all things great skin.

Banish is a line of effective and natural formulas created as an affordable solution for acne scars. Inspired by nature to reveal glowing skin, the Pumpkin Enzyme Mask is formulated with natural pumpkin enzymes and AHA glycolic acid to exfoliate and improve skin clarity!
WHAT:
  • Banish focuses on using effective and natural ingredients proven to repair the skin
  • Banish Oil is a Vitamin C serum made fresh to order each day in California.
  • All the jars and bottles are made with recyclable glass; all the shipping packaging is made with recycled materials that are FSC certified
  • Banish has their own recycling program for customers
  • The products reduce the look of old or new acne scars
  • Their mission is to banish the shame that comes with acne and scars, and built a community of people who spread skin positivity
This spicy detoxifying face and body polish is infused with a powerful pumpkin enzyme, crushed bamboo and jojoba microbeads to help cleanse the skin of dead cells. Skin will be left feeling silky smooth, soft and radiant, while combating visible signs of aging and being protected from environmental toxins.
This powerful, triple-action manual, chemical and enzymatic exfoliating treatment addresses a dull, aging, and congested complexion in three ways: exfoliates with Pumpkin Enzyme, reveals with Alpha Hydroxy Acid and polishes with Aluminum Oxide Crystals. Helps even the appearance of skin tone, smooth the look of fine lines and wrinkles and clarify to reveal skin that looks smoother, younger, radiant and revitalized. 

Who Misses Hand Soap?

October 5, 2021

Who misses a good ol’ fashioned bar of soap?

Yes, the omnipresent liquid, anti-bacterial soaps are imperative – I get it!  How wild is it that a classic bar of hand soap can feel reminiscent of pre-Covid times? I am craving the nostalgia of everything pre-Covid. Who would have thought that hand soap would give me so many warm fuzzies of simpler times?

This is why I keep a bar of my favorite Caswell-Massey bar soap next to every sink in my house.

I already have holiday gifting on the brain and this time I’m conjuring fun ideas of all things pre-Covid. The Caswell-Massey’s Master Collection Year of Soap keeps coming to mind. There is nothing like opening a stunning blue box of these beauties.

This gorgeous box allows you to try the most iconic soaps: sweet Almond, fresh Lavender, citrusy Verbena, invigorating Cucumber, comforting Oatmeal, warm Sandalwood, marine-inspired Newport, dapper Tricorn, rugged Greenbriar, refined Number Six, sophisticated Jockey Club, and spicy Woodgrain Sandalwood.

It’s $98 and you can grab it now right here:

A little history:

Caswell-Massey is America’s Original Apothecary and Perfumery, with historic, bespoke formulations enjoyed for nearly 300 years. Today, Caswell-Massey produces both new and archival recipes with modern, clean and sustainable ingredients and manufacturing methods to offer some of the finest American-made personal care products available.

Inside the Acne Bootcamp to the Stars like Miley Cyrus

September 20, 2021

If you’ve ever wondered how celebrities and mega influencers like Miley Cyrus, The Weeknd and Blair Imani fix their severe acne breakouts, I found your answer. 

It’s Face Reality’s Acne Bootcamp.  With over a 90% success rate, celebrities and acne sufferers nationwide rely on this customized acne program to clear their skin. Here is a breakdown of what clients can expect during the program.

I could not wait to take my teen to see Zaida’s studio, Skintegrity, at her cute little studio over in Glendale, where she follows this Face Reality Acne Bootcamp protocol, that WORKS!

During the initial consultation, the Zaida, evaluated Aria’s skin – and discussed all possible acne triggers such as hormones, digestive system, stress levels, diet, medications, cosmetics and lifestyle. 

Her facial was next level – Aria has had many facials to address her teen acne and all have left her a MESS. Zaida treated Aria with extra care while doing a supremely thorough extraction portion. For the first time, Aria’s skin has totally cleared up – IN A WEEK – after the facial and using the products Zaida outlined for her protocol. She is glowing and more important HAPPY!!!

We are definitely going back and Zaida is Aria’s new facialist. Now of course I cannot wait to get it for myself. While I don’t have acne, many women my age have massive hormonal issues, and I can certainly use a facial from an expert who knows what they are doing. As far as I’m concerned, being trained as an acne specialist prepares you for everything.

SKINTEGRITY
116 E. Broadway
Glendale CA 91205
(424) 256-9299
Suite 204 (@nd floor)

Check out the treatments here

The 411 on the Acne Bootcamp to the Stars:
  • After the consultation, clients will receive a customized skincare regimen and treatment plan. Face Reality products are pharmaceutical-grade, designed specifically for acne-prone skin, with different strengths for all levels of acne. Expert guidance is given on how to use the products to ensure skin is not getting irritated.

  • The actual professional acne treatments are customized for the condition of the skin at the time of treatment. Sometimes the skin will need hydration and other times you will need corrective peels to facilitate the clearing of your acne and dark spots. They will perform extractions at every treatment so your skin clears more quickly.

  • Depending on the severity of your acne, it typically takes 3-4 months to get clear. Many people see a noticeable difference in their acne within the first two months.

The amazing Zaida below who I love love love…

 

More details about Zaida’s Face Reality Acne Bootcamp HERE!

Some intense before and after’s of the Face Reality Acne Bootcamp:

The skincare for the protocol – it is WORKING.

Ollie Belle Is The Acne Cover Dot That Actually Works

September 14, 2021

Peel, Set And Forget

If you are a mom, then you know about teen acne – There is nothing worse for a kid’s self-esteem – especially now, with in-person learning. (YAY!).

Enter the cover dot! And the line of acne dot’s by Ollie Belle is proving to be my teen’s top contender.

So what about us adults? Hormonal acne, maskne – we are not immune to the occasional flare-up!  Ollie Belle keeps my monthly pimples at bay. Hooray!

What is Cover Dot?

Cover Dot Acne Care is an adhesive that promotes fast healing of pimples, acne & small wounds. Acting as a second skin, Cover Dot contains hydrocolloid which creates the perfect environment for the pimple to heal and regenerate skin.

Maskne Duo: Fight maskne with a breathable mask & acne absorbing patch

 

Why Cover Dot?

With tapered edges, Cover Dot Acne Care is a thin & waterproof dot that stays in place & acts as a layer of skin to help heal acne and reduce scarring. Cover Dot was the first hydrocolloid acne patch to be made and sold in the United States.

Features

Heat and humidity, which increase oil production, are popular acne triggers. Try using these easy and effortless FDA-registered acne dots from Ollie Belle to absorb pus and oil. They will help reduce the blemish size and redness without any irritation.

Designed to cover and treat breakouts, the Cover Dot Acne Patches from Ollie Belle are great for subtly healing pimples and other facial wounds while out and about this summer. The ultra-thin patches are nearly invisible and will withstand the heat while supporting the skin…
A maskne duo with a reusable face mask designed to absorb excess moisture off your face. Bonus: It has phytoncide, which is an organic natural plant compound with anti-inflammatory properties. The material feels so soft on your skin and will *not* irritate it in any way! Huzzah!

Is Your Body Wash Microbiome-Friendly Certified?

May 23, 2021

CRUDE, a leader in the personal care industry, is designed to cleanse, protect, heal, and balance the skin’s natural microbiome.

They just rebranded with a focus on their roots while simultaneously challenging the industry’s approach to everything from inflammatory skin disease and the hunger for beautifully crafted products, to climate change and diversity and inclusion in the beauty industry.

As part of the rebranding effort, CRUDE is relaunching the product assortment and website to include a content hub called SOUL, or School of UnLearning.

There, CRUDE collaborates with experts and advocates across industries to dive deep into three content pillars – Skin, Wellness, and Activism – exploring the topics through a holistic, science-based, and intersectional lens. Paving the way as leaders in the emerging microbiome-friendly market, CRUDE is using this opportunity to educate consumers on letting their skin and nature thrive.

“The rebrand is a realignment. We wanted to celebrate the biodiversity that enriches our microbiomes and planet – our very lives – and also have that reflected in the brand itself, from our packaging and website to the models we use, partners we collaborate with, and the makeup of our internal team,” said Denise Cartwright, founder of CRUDE.

In conjunction with the rebrand, CRUDE’s soap-free cleansers, Wash and Cleanse, were tested by MyMicrobiome, an independent, third-party lab with the world’s first seal for microbiome quality.

After measuring the cleansers’ microbial quality and impact on the skin’s natural bacterial diversity, tests confirmed both are microbiome-friendly. Further, the lab confirmed that Wash is the first certified microbiome-friendly body wash and baby wash in the world. Using 100% certified organic, botanical ingredients to heal, nourish, and protect the skin, CRUDE is setting a new standard in skincare.

Currently, CRUDE consists of six products, and three bundles with price points ranging from $12-$40 for single products and $60-$135 for bundles. All products are also multi-use driving on their sustainable mission (cleansers act as moisturizers all-in-one) leading to less waste in our landfills and oceans.

As the saying goes, “necessity is the mother of invention.” Such is the case with CRUDE, a leading microbiome-friendly skincare company founded by Master Esthetician, Denise Cartwright. Uniquely situated at the intersection of beauty, wellness, and activism, CRUDE products are designed to restore the body to its natural state without the use of harsh detergents or synthetic chemicals which can irritate the skin and disrupt its microbiome. Comprising six products, CRUDE launched with rave reviews from coast to coast in 2014. Now, CRUDE has undergone a rebrand designed to embrace its holistic, intersectional, science-based roots while simultaneously challenging the industry’s approach to everything from inflammatory skin disease and the hunger for beautifully crafted products, to climate change and diversity and inclusion in the beauty industry. Created with the modern consumer wholly in mind, their irreverent new tagline says it all, CRUDE invites consumers to unf*ck their flora and let their nature thrive.