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skin December 1, 2017

what is retinol? everything you’ve wanted to know explained

if you’re looking for the #1 anti-aging ingredient on the market, look no further than retinoids (AKA retinol and retin-A). they’re derived from vitamin A, and considered the superheroes of turning back the clock. they also fight acne, fade hyper-pigmentation, and resurface the skin’s texture for a smoother, even-toned look. however, they can also be very damaging if use incorrectly. so before you pick your poison, there are a few things to be aware of…

skin November 22, 2017

3 things your esthetician thinks you should know

moisturizer alone doesn’t cut it

the purpose of a moisturizer is to retain moisture, not provide it. they’re formulated to create a protective barrier over the surface of your skin to reduce moisture loss AKA water loss. moisturizing products are typically oil-based (to provide a shield), while hydrating products are water-based. when it comes to having a flawless complexion, water and oil go hand-in-hand. hydrating products are designed to increase the water content of your skin making it soft and plump, but it won’t stay that way if there’s no moisturizer (oil) to protect it, so you need both to stay balanced. regardless of if you’re dry or oily, all skin types require hydration

*always apply hydrating products first, and your moisturizer second. this way, you’re adding moisture to the skin and then ensuring it stays put throughout the day*

skin November 14, 2017

why your skin has lost its glow

it’s pretty much our life mission to make our skin glow. there’s no better feeling than when your skin’s in a good place; clear of breakouts and luminous. sadly, it never seems to last. before you know it, your skin’s lost its luster and gone back to being whack

there are a multitude of contributing factors for why this happens, so we’re highlighting the main culprits and how to fight back…

skin November 9, 2017

dehydrated skin vs. dry skin

dehydrated skin and dry skin are not the same, something we find clients confused by all too often. although they share similar symptoms, dehydrated skin lacks water, while dry skin lacks oil. when your skin is thirsty, it can feel tight, itchy, flakey, and have a dull appearance. every skin type is at risk when it comes to dehydration because it can be caused by diet, environmental factors, and the wrong skin care products. dry skin, on the other hand, is inherited by genetics and is a persistent, ongoing problem…

hair November 7, 2017

the only towel that should touch your hair

this towel has changed our lives. whether you prefer to air-dry, or blow-dry those tresses, using a turbie twist post-shower is a game-changing essential. it absorbs water five times faster than a traditional cotton towel, cutting your drying time in half. it’s made of super absorbent microfiber (same cloths we use on our face) and is extremely gentle on your hair during its most fragile state (you never want to use anything abrasive on your hair while it’s wet, because that’s when it’s most prone to breakage). it’s lightweight and fits snugly around your head unlike a traditional heavy, bulky towel and makes getting ready a breeze…

skin October 26, 2017

winter is coming

cold weather is not your friend. as temps drop, so do humidity levels, resulting in dry air. dry air steals moisture from your skin every second of the day causing chapping, cracking, flaking, itching, and dare we say it…aging. so, if you aren’t prepared for the brutal months ahead, don’t say we didn’t warn you…

our winter commandments to keep your skin soft and glowing…

skin October 19, 2017

desert items

the likelihood of one of us getting stranded on a desert island is pretty slim to none. however, the thought of becoming the next gilligan made us wonder… if we had to leave everything behind, what would be the one item we couldn’t survive without? sadly, the thought of having to choose just ONE gave us mad anxiety, so we decided to pick three instead…

after careful consideration, here’s what made the cut…

makeup October 12, 2017

how to fill in your brows


skin October 7, 2017

Which mask is best for your skin?

your at-home skincare routine is far more important than any treatments you’re receiving. while you may get monthly facials, your hands are touching your face the other 30 days. think of it as the diet/exercise rule: 80% is your skincare routine, and 20% are the services you receive

one of the best ways to recharge your skin and keep that post-facial glow is by incorporating a face mask. masks are paramount for keeping your skin in optimal condition and the secret weapon for taking your results to the next level. they’re instant gratification with no down time. however, they’re not a one-size-fits-all, so it’s important you use the right mask for your skin type in order to reap the most benefits

allow us to break it down for you…