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?
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.....
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.
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.
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...