What is “slugging” and how can you do it right?

“Slugging” is the latest skincare trend coating the internet, literally. The slimy name is quite fitting, as it entails coating your face with a petroleum-based product like Aquaphor or Vaseline at the end of your skincare routine. As sticky as it sounds, the goal is to create a barrier on the surface of your skin that seals in products and locks in very valuable moisture. If you have chronically dry skin, especially during the winter months, don’t log off just yet - this gooey little hack may be a game changer. 
February 04, 2022 — Olga Lorencin

Small steps to perfect skin

Skin care is often one of those items where I hear our community say, “this year I must take better care of my skin.”

And often, that initial enthusiasm declines as we are bombarded with a slew of marketing campaigns and products that produce little or no effect on our skin. With hundreds of unqualified influencers, fresh out of school Estheticians, nurses, all kinds of doctors (who come from surprising fields like endocrinology or even something more obscure like a foot specialist) become self-proclaimed skin care experts. Housewives who own blenders are now selling at Sephora as well as beauty editors and random companies- selling you nothing but pure nonsense.

So, what do you do?

January 21, 2022 — Olga Lorencin

Olga's top 4 last-minute tips for getting into the Holiday Spirit

My 4 tips for getting into the Holiday spirit. What are yours?
December 15, 2021 — Olga Lorencin
Tags: holiday tips
The Red Carpet Facial: Origins of an Icon

The Red Carpet Facial: Origins of an Icon

The year was 2005, and Oscar prep was as crazy as always.

Nominees and presenters were flocking to Kinara Skincare Clinic and Spa to receive a last-minute facial before stepping onto the Red Carpet: Hilary Swank and Annette Bening were wishing each other good luck in the changing lounge, while Leonardo DiCaprio was finishing up his treatment in the next room. The three days before the Oscars were always filled with electricity and anticipation, but for my team and I, giving clients the most flawless complexions humanly possible (or even inhumanly possible) was just another day at work.....

July 21, 2021 — Olga Lorencin
Summertime do's, don'ts, and the usual (with a twist)

Summertime do's, don'ts, and the usual (with a twist)

Quarantine is (almost) over, your friend group is finally reunited, and I think I speak for everyone when I say I’m longing for some sun, surf, sand, and sangrias. Now, as an esthetician, I get the same question every year around this time: “Do I need to change my skincare routine for the summer?”. While it depends on your location and how active you are, I do believe it’s important to take a look and possibly adjust your skincare regimen slightly for the hot summer months.
June 14, 2021 — Olga Lorencin
Spotlight: Niacinamide

Spotlight: Niacinamide

What goes around comes around—this is a GREAT thing in the case of niacinamide. I began incorporating this form of Vitamin B3 into various rejuvenating facials and products over a decade ago. Niacinamide (not to be confused with niacin) isn’t just a trendy ingredient or a passing fad. It’s a proven multi-tasker that’s great for all skin types.

May 12, 2021 — Olga Lorencin
The Art of The Eye Cream

The Art of The Eye Cream

CONFESSION…For years, I dismissed all the eye creams I encountered as nothing more than face moisturizers with slightly different marketing. The exception, I realized, were the traditional eye creams made by small brands in my home country. These had an amazing texture and always kept my eye area moist and soft. Upon closer inspection, I discovered these eye creams shared several unique ingredients: Honey, Glycerin and Ginseng!
March 26, 2021 — Olga Lorencin
The rise of women is not about the fall of men

The rise of women is not about the fall of men

Finally, true power comes when you feel powerful inside. When you know who you are, and when you know where you're going. To all the women who I met on my path, I wish you a happy International Women's Day. 
March 05, 2021 — Olga Lorencin
Dry skin vs. Dehydrated skin

Dry skin vs. Dehydrated skin

It might sound like the same thing but these are very different skin conditions. They need to be treated differently and we need different products for dry vs. dehydrated skin. The biggest difference between dry and dehydrated: dry skin needs oil, dehydrated needs water.
February 19, 2021 — Olga Lorencin
MY DETOX DIARY [Part 3]

MY DETOX DIARY [Part 3]

Magic of Nettles

Did you start Olga’s 21 day detox plan? If so, hopefully your body and mind are feeling amazing right now! If you’re having difficulty, try easing into it by incorporating one detoxification practice each week—consuming more water, more organic vegetables, no added sugar etc. This will be so helpful for your body and mind to recover, heal and thrive. 

February 16, 2021 — Olga Lorencin

Let's Talk About Parabens In Skincare

Parabens are chemicals that are used in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries to prevent bacteria from fungus growing in your product. There has been much controversy in recent years about the use of parabens in skin care products and cosmetics, and much hype over organic and paraben-free. But I use parabens, and here's why I'm not worried about them. Read More...

February 12, 2021 — Olga Lorencin
MY DETOX DIARY [Part 2]

MY DETOX DIARY [Part 2]

In my last post, I shared my New Year detox plan…so what does this mean for your skin? A lot! If your body is struggling to process unhealthy foods and alcohol, it’s going to show on your skin. 
January 27, 2021 — Olga Lorencin