Intensive moisture

Firming Throat Balm:

firning-throat-balmThe idea behind this formulation: When we hit a “certain” age we start noticing that gravity and time depletes the skin on the neck resulting in looseness and a pebbled skin appearance. Many of you clients have been asking me for a creme to address this so here it is.

My challenge was how to formulate using active ingredients that actually work while still adhering to holistic principles. Some of the MD formulas out there are very popular but do contain health-compromising ingredients or ingredients that would congest many skin types.

My creme is a gel-creme formula that smooths on rich but does not sit heavy or sticky on the skin. You can moisturize over it if you need more. Don’t rub it in tho-smooth it on-then let it dry to feel the immediate tightening/smoothing effect provided by the lecithin, vitamin E and chicory root compound. DMAE and vitamin C build up in the skin to accumulatively lift and restructure tissue while alpha lipoic acid fights cell deterioration. A big doze of sodium hyaluronate coupled with a powerful peptide minimize that crepey look while essential oils of bulgarian rose and mediterranean cistus flower stimulate the skin cell renewal process. Skin is soothed with squalene from olives and healing rosehip oil.

introductory 1/2 oz size; $24; 1oz $44.50

Glow:   Intensely hydrates & smoothes skin leaving a protective glowing finish while providing anti-aging protection.  Great as a primer under make-up.

  • Hyaluronic acid, sodium PCA, tripeptide-5, co-enzyme Q10
  • 2oz   $32.00

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Glow Custard: Intensely hydrates & nourishes skin while infusing with wrinkle relaxing, anti-aging  and skin whitening compounds.  Leaves a protective glowing finish.  Great as a primer for make-up.

  • Hyaluronic acid, Argireline Hexapeptide-8, Resveratrol, SkinWhite MSH, grapeseed &  kukui oils, squalane
  • 2oz   $52.00

Zena Creme: Relieves wrinkles & dryness, helps halt environmental damage, lifts & firms skin and stimulates healthy tissue formation.

  • DMAE, Skinfirm Di-peptide, Tetrapeptide-5, L-carnitine, Epidermal Growth Factor, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Feulic acid, Olive leaf extract
  • 1oz 42.00; 2oz refill size $74.00 (price reduced 1/17) 

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Comfort Creme: A dense treatment creme that calms overly sensitive skin and protects it while relieving wrinkles & hyper-pigmentation and helping to reverse the aging process.

  • Soothing oil-soluble form of vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B-5, oat extract, soothing herbs, borage seed oil, plant peptides.
  • 1oz $38.00; 2oz refill size $66.00

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TOP DRESSING OIL.  A specialty mixture of Omega-3 rich oils that help condition, lubricate and provide antioxidant protection.  The combination adds a good “finish” to the skin.  Fukui, rosehip and foraha oils blended with potent vitamin E—D-L-Alpha-tocopherol-acetate.  1oz $15.00

Speciality oils to add to your skin routine when it needs a little more intense moisture. Mix in with moisturizers or apply as a “top dressing” over your moisturizer when needed. 1oz $15.00

Sweet Almond – soothing, silky with a finished tack. Full of moisturizing sugars plus vitamins and minerals – no scent. Nice for face, hands, lips or around eyes. Derived from pressing the “sweet” nuts from the almond plant (the almonds we eat come from the “bitter” nuts.)
Squalane – not technically an oil, this leaves a super-fine protective finish. Great for acne-prone skin and nice around eyes. Derived from olives.
Rose hip oil – anti-inflammatory, soothing and anti-aging; very light and soaks in. Contains a high concentration of vitamin C plus other vitamins and minerals to heal the skin. Nice for rosacea and eczema. Derived from the rose hips of many varieties of rose bushes.
Argan oil – silky, with a fatted finish. Full of skin essential fatty acids and vitamins. Nice for eyes, lips and cuticles.

GLOW INGREDIENTS: Purified NH spring water – hydrating, organic vegetable glycerin – gentle emollient that increases soothing and moisturizing qualities, organic blueberry extract – a power anti-oxidant that fights damage & protects the skin, hyaluronic acid – the key moisture binding component of skin cells, sodium PCA – a natural salt compound occurring in skin cells that binds moisture, Tripeptide-5 – a complex of botanical extracted proteins that smooth and reduce fine lining of the skin, Co-enzyme Q-10 – present in every cell of the body; powerful anti-oxidant that helps skin cells to reproduce properly and protects skin, “Water Lock” Sodium acrylate – organic salt compound that binds water in a product and on the skin, acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer – zero-hazard rated synthesized gelling ingredient that adds silkiness, isohexadecane – a zero-hazard rated synthesized thickening ingredient, polysorbate 80 – a vegetable derived ‘sugar’ that helps bind water and oils, radish extract – natural preservative, honeysuckle extract – natural preservative, aspen bark extract – natural preservative, Glyconolactone – a polyhydroxy acid, this is a gluten-free corn starch that helps preserving and refine the skin.

GLOW CUSTARD INGREDIENTS: Purified NH spring water – hydrating, grapeseed oil – a penetrating oil full of anti-oxidants to protect the skin from damage, kukui nut oil – a conditioning oil from Polyenisia that is very high in skin essential fatty acids; helps prevent chapping and soothes irritation, squalane – a biogenic liquid derived from olives that is the essential component of our natural skin oil; helps to soften skin, organic vegetable glycerin – gentle emollient that increases soothing and moisturizing qualities, hyaluronic acid – the key moisture binding component of skin cells, sodium PCA – a natural salt compound occurring in skin cells that binds moisture, resveratrol – an anti-inflammatory ferment that occurs naturally in the skin of red grapes.  Aids in the formation of collagen to firm skin and helps to soften wrinkles, Argireline Hexapeptide-8 – a protein that inhibits the formation of certain compounds in the skin that trigger the formation of lines.  This helps to relax the tension in the face that holds wrinkles, SkinWhite MSH – a blend of amino acids that inhibit the formation of melanin.  Helps to even out skin coloration, Co-enzyme Q-10 – present in every cell of the body.  Powerful anti-oxidant; helps skin cells to reproduce properly and protects skin,  “Water Lock” Sodium acrylate/ – organic salt compound that binds water in a product and on the skin, Acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer – zero-hazard rated synthesized gelling ingredient that adds silkiness,  Isohexadecane – a zero-hazard rated synthesized thickening ingredient, Polysorbate 80 – a vegetable derived ‘sugar’ that helps bind water and oils, Radish extract, Honeysuckle extract, Aspen bark extract – natural preservatives, Glyconolactone – a polyhydroxy acid, this is a gluten-free corn starch that helps preserving and refine the skin.

ZENA INGREDIENTS: Water – what all skin cells need to stay plump.
Squalane – extracted from olives; lubricating, is the main component of our own sebum.
Shea butter – extracted from the pod of the African Shea tree; soothes skin, fights oxidation/deterioration of surface skin cells.
Olivem 1000 – extracted from olives; soothes skin, an emulsifier that binds water and oils
Jojoba oil – extracted from the jojoba plant; lubricates skin.
DMAE – (dimethylaminoetheno): a naturally occurring compound that stimulates a release of energy when applied to the skin to trigger muscles to contract; anti-inflammatory as well.
Beta-glucan 2% – extracted from mushrooms; a heavy polysaccharide that increases water retention in the skin and smooths wrinkles.
Sodium hyaluronate 1% – produced from vegetables and naturally occurring in skin cells; a heavy polysaccharide that increases water retention in the skin and smooths wrinkles.
L-carnitine – a naturally occurring amino acid that speeds up skin cell metabolism to renew itself and lightly exfoliates to diminish fine lining.
Tetrapeptide and Tripeptide – proteins that interact with the underlying structure of the skin to compact and tighten collagen and elastin fibers for overall firmness.
Alpha lipoic acid – an anti-oxidant fatty acid that, because it occurs within skin cells naturally, enables them to metabolize more effectively. Protects against deep-cellular deterioration.
Ferulic acid – found in leaves and grasses; over-all anti-oxidant protection against cell mutation.
Olive leaf extract – due to phenols present is a scavenger of damaged tissue while dilating blood vessels to encourage cell renewal.
French lavender essential oil – heals and renews skin.
Sandalwood essential oil – calms and protects skin
Sodium citrate – a naturally occurring salt that helps balance the pH of this formula.
Gluconolactone – a anti-oxidant gluten-free food starch from corn used to preserve ingredients.
Sodium Benzoate – a food-grade preservative.

COMFORT CREME INGREDIENTS: Water – what skin needs to stay plump, organic borage seed oil – a nutrient rich oil that has an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin, L-ascorbyl palmitate vitamin C 2% – the fat soluble form of vitamin C (addressing lower layers of the skin) that soothes the skin while correcting the aging process by encouraging new collagen growth and prevents oxidation (aging) of the skin especially from UV exposure – Brightens the color of the skin, DL-alpha-tocopheryl acetate vitamin E 2% – moisturizing fat soluble form of vitamin E (addressing lower layers of the skin) that soothes the skin, promotes new cell & enzyme formation in the skin to heal it and prevents oxidation (aging) of the skin, D-panthenol Pro-vitamin B-5 2% – water soluble (to address upper layers of skin) vitamin that is soothing and moisturizing, CO2 oat extract 2% – water soluble (to address upper layers of skin) syrupy concentrate that protects and soothes the skin, Marrubium (Horehound) plant extract – a natural anti-histamine and wound healer – reduces swelling and irritation, Licorice root extract – calming and brightening to the skin, Lupine flower seed proteins – reduces fine lining by replenishing skin cells with essential amino acids, essential oil of Rosewood – anti-inflammatory bark extract, “Water Lock” Sodium acrylate/ – organic salt compound that binds water in a product and on the skin, Acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer – zero-hazard rated synthesized gelling ingredient that adds silkiness, Isohexadecane – a zero-hazard rated synthesized thickening ingredient, Polysorbate 80 – a vegetable derived ‘sugar’ that helps bind water and oils, Glyconolactone – a polyhydroxy acid, this is a gluten-free corn starch that helps preserve and refine the skin, Sodium benzoate – a food-grade preservative.

FIRMING THROAT BALM INGREDIENTS: Purified New Hampshire water gelled with sodium hyaluronate: plumps skin – occurs naturally in our skin cells to keep them moist; DMAE (dimethylaminoetheno): a naturally occurring compound that stimulates a release of energy when applied to the skin to trigger muscles to contract; anti-inflammatory: oligosaccharides extracted from chicory root – tightens to erase signs of fatigue in skin: L-ascorbyl palmitate vitamin C – fat soluble that tightens & soothes skin and accumulates to protect against photo damage: Palmitoyl tripeptide-5 (protein) – Highly bioactive, deeply skin penetrating peptide. Has been found in-vitro studies to activate tissue growth factor (TGF-beta). TGF-beta is known to stimulate collagen synthesis in the skin; alpha lipoic acid – an anti-oxidant fatty acid that, because it occurs within skin cells naturally, enables them to metabolize more effectively. Protects against cell mutation; D-alpha tocopherol acetate vitamin E – this form of vitamin E is a highly active anti-oxidant that protects the skin from premature aging by resisting solar damage. Also tightens skin while wearing; squalene – an oil-like substance that occurs naturally in our skin’s sebum. This form is extracted from olives: rosehip oil – healing, vitamin C rich; essential oils of bulgarian rose and helichrysum – both contain chemical compounds that stimulate skin cell metabolism to renew; “Water Lock” Sodium acrylate – organic salt compound that binds water in a product and on the skin; Acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer – zero-hazard rated synthesized gelling ingredient that adds silkiness; Isohexadecane – a zero-hazard rated synthesized thickening ingredient; Polysorbate 80 – a vegetable derived ‘sugar’ that helps bind water and oils; Gluconolactone – a anti-oxidant gluten-free food starch from corn used to emulsify ingredients; Sodium Benzoate – a food-grade preservative.