Coming straight out of Portland, it's so nice to see an all natural organic skincare line take some roots in an industry that is full of chemicals, marketing gimmicks, and false promises. These products are one of those true hand-crafted bottles of that are sure to nourish your skin.
I've always had great skin, it is naturally oily giving me a little bit of a "glow" without any highlight products that they have now. Shortly After I turned 30, I got a sudden rash breakout on my forehead. Immediately I went to the doctor who said it was "probably stress" and prescribed me a cortisol cream which I used religiously that entire week. Cortisol is a steroid hormone, in the glucocorticoid class of hormones and basically is the worst thing you can put on your skin. Cortisol temporary suppresses the outbreaks, however, your body builds immunity and comes back ten times stronger. This cream made my rashes not only come back but come back with a vengeance, I was devastated.
Over the next two years I went to three dermatologists, all of them had different diagnosis from rosacea to dermatitis to allergies. I've had to take anti-bacterial medication, topical creams (which I refused to take after my cortisol disaster) and tried to avoid certain foods in hopes of figuring out if it was an allergy. None of these diagnostics were truly 100% correct as my symptoms didn't match up perfectly so I still don't really know what happened. Maybe soon IBM Watson will be able to give me diagnostics but last year I chose to quit all medication, cold turkey.
I started using only organic skincare lines and really try not to overwhelm my skin too much with product. I use ZO Medical now for my cleansers, go to a local Medi Spa once a month for a facial, and that seems to keep my skin happy. I also use Finacea cream which helped me A LOT in my outbreak recovery. Finacea has Azelaic acid helps the skin to renew itself more quickly and therefore reduces pimple and blackhead formation. It also helps to kill the bacteria that cause acne. It took about 3 months to get completely clear and now I use it only for those moments when I do get outbreaks. I love this cream but it is a prescription so I try to use it only when necessary.
Back to the point of this blog post, organic skincare lines don't get the credit that they need. Sephora is full of skin products but the more choices they have the more problems stays the same. A lot of high end lines use fillers and synthetics to keep costs low and revenue high. Read the labels on the products, how many of them are filled with words you can't pronounce? Chances are, if it's synthetic, it will block your pores.
This post is a review of a wonderful organic line out of Portland started by girlboss Jasmine Tran. Growing up in Vietnam, Jasmine Tran watched her mother cook nourishing meals every day from scratch, adding fresh herbs from the garden. Inspired by this experience, Jasmine incorporated her passion for nature and wellness into her work creating organic skincare products. Each Essance formula contains a cornucopia of nutrient-rich ingredients, including some that soothe the skin and reduce inflammation, such as aloe vera, vitamin E and jojoba oil, and others that heal and restore, such as argan oil, rosehip oil and sea buckthorn oil. All Essance products are completely vegan, biodegradable, and free from fillers, petroleum, and parabens; only reusable and recyclable packaging is used.
To learn more about Essance line you can visit their website www.essanceskincare.com. Go on and give it a try, you won't regret it!
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I've recently come across the Instagram page of Back2Blonde root touch up by Everpro, I'm always on the lookout for new hair products on the market and this product caught my eye. I think we've all been through those times in between color where your roots are coming out and you just hate seeing it so you get frustrated and end up throwing your hair up in a bun. Well, you don't have to do that anymore, Back2Blonde spray eliminates the problem.
Did she rock it or what? Looking amazing as ever, Lady Gaga rocked Superbowl with her signature blonde. Want her look? Let us break down the details
Lady Gaga's Superbowl 2017 Hair Details
How many of us have looked for hair thickening shampoos, treatments, growth serums and even hair gummies in pursuit of thicker hair?
Even though hair extensions have filled my void over the last few years, I am constantly on the lookout for improving my own. This time I’ve stumbled upon Hair System by British Science, relatively unknown these products are formulated by a doctor who specializes in hair re-growth.
British Science Formulations by Dr. Kingsley offer a 3 step program: Serum, Mask, and Vitamins. With application of all 3, he promises that you will have noticeably thicker, healthier hair.
“Dr. David Kingsley, the only Trichologist with PhD in Hair Loss Research” - Source: http://www.prweb.com/releases/hairandscalp/Kingsley/prweb4757234.htm
“He began British Science Corporation to help women and men suffering from hair loss and to find effective solutions to this age old problem. The treatments that Dr. Kingsley offers are rooted in the science of the hair and scalp, utilizing cosmetic chemistry as well as the life sciences.”
WHAT'S THE SECRET?
Hair growth ingredients include Niacin, Ginko, Inositol, Pantothenic Acid, Menthol, Folic Acid, Biotin, a wide range of aminos. The DHT blockers include L-Lysine, Saw Palmetto, Zinc, and again, Biotin. These medicinal ingredient has been used in hair growth systems such as Nioxin and Rogain and now British Science.
For more reviews and before and after photos, you can check out this product on Amazon.com under British Science product reviews.
Surviving the winter months can be tough, freezing temperatures and low humidity can leave your skin and hair dry. If you wear extensions full time, keeping your hair moisturized can be especially hard during winter. Here are some of our favourite products that will keep moisture locked in and help your hair look fabulous.
OUR PICKS FOR BEST IN SHOW HAIR PRODUCTS
OUR PICK FOR DIY HAIR TREATMENT TUTORIAL
Farah Dhukai is a beauty blogger and v-logger who has great DIY tutorials on her YouTube channel. This particular video is a hair oil mask tutorial which I tried (and loved) myself. You can find more beauty tips at www.dhukai.com
In the world we live in today, hair extensions have evolved and are now more focused on looking and feeling more natural. Techniques have been customized to cater to each individual’s needs whether it be their preference for color, style or installation method. Our clients always ask us about the difference in extension method types and which one is the best. Truth is that there is no “best” method, there is the “right” method for you.
Follow these easy tricks! Don’t let the sun bring your hair down.
Throughout the year we emphasize keeping our hair healthy and shiny by using many different products and remedies. By the time summer rolls around, our go-to tricks aren’t as reliable due to the dryer weather. The outer layer of what is considered healthy hair, contains a natural oil to keep it moist and shiny. When this layer is damaged, your hair can end up looking dull, unhealthy and dry. Some factors to keep in mind that contribute to dull hair are your use of harsh hair care products (be careful ladies!), bad quality conditioner, over exposure to sun (yes!), use of hair color products (bleach), age, stress, swimming pools and use of heating tools. In the warmer and more humid months, it’s essential to try and limit your use of hot hair tools. The combination of the hot tools and the sun will leave your hair brittle, dull and lifeless. Try to embrace the convenience of the warmer summer months, especially when vacationing in warmer climates. Allow your hair to air dry, which will provide natural beach waves which are trendy, sexy and feminine!
Most of us are known to be drawn to conditioners, shampoos and shine serums that we see in advertisements and products that are recommended by our stylists. It’s important to realize that over a period of time, these products could potentially cause even more damage to your hair (chemicals!). In this blog we will discuss some very simple and natural remedies to make hair smooth and shiny. You will learn techniques that will ensure you don’t damage your hair this summer. Happy reading gals!
From young and innocent, to bold and vixen, here we highlight starlets that have changed dramatically over the years as they’ve grown into their celebrity livelihoods. These stars are known for a distinct beauty that is well sought after, often replicated by their followers and fans continually day after day. These ladies have looks that are so versatile; they can go from soft and luscious girl-next-door to a dark, bold & even a gothic look within moments.