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Author Archives: Celestyna Brozek

  • How to use facial oils correctly

    Facial oils are deeply nourishing but can cause subtle inflammation and dehydration if used incorrectly. How to use facial oils correctly? Here are best practices. I love putting oil on my face so much. But a lot of people recoil at the thought of putting oil on their face or have tried it and had [...] More  →
  • Is Algae Bad for Acne-Prone Skin? A Modern Acne Expert’s Take

      Is algae an ingredient acne-prone skins should avoid? Below we share our thoughts and some modern research that indicates that algae is actually a low worry ingredient. Spoiler alert: we think algae is totally ok. Is algae extract comedogenic?   We decided to write this blog when a client asked: Hi there,   I’ve read and [...] More  →
  • If you love sugar but it’s giving you acne, read this

    Guess what? You can still have sugar without having to worry about it contributing to your acne and causing massive breakouts. Here are 4 tricks to try: Generally speaking, hormonal acne responds incredibly well to a diet that is low in – or that eliminates completely – white carbs, sugar and dairy. The reason is that …

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  • Intro to Ayurvedic Face Mapping [Part 1]

    You might have seen a face mapping post before. For those of you that haven’t face mapping is a theory that correlates the location of your breakout to a corresponding internal organ or issue – kind of like reflexology. Usually we see face maps based upon TCM, so today I want to show you Ayurvedic …

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  • Face Mapping for Acne: The Ultimate Guide

    Face mapping is an invaluable tool for diagnosing acne. So get prepared for a really long post focusing on…face mapping for acne! Some of these face maps will seem contradictory and some will not resonate with you. Listen to that. Only take what feels right. I will begin with the simplest. This is basically what …

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  • Black Cumin Seed Oil for Acne: The Surprising Benefits

    Black Cumin Seed for Acne   Today I wanted to share a little about black cumin seed oil (BCSO). You can find this in our Potentci Dermal Lifting Milk and in our Aurum Multi-correctional Luminosity Elixir. This oil is definitely one of my top 5 oils for clearing acne-prone skin. Here are the reasons why: …

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  • Derma Rolling for Clearing Acne and Acne Scars

    Derma needling devices disclaimer Derma rolling can cause more damage than healing if done incorrectly. It is a good idea to get at least one professional treatment using the technology you are interested in to get first hand experience of how it is supposed to feel, what your skin will look and feel like afterwards, and …

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  • The Truth about Comedogenic Ingredients and Acne Prone Skin

    There is so much misinformation about comedogenic ingredients out there and I know as acne-prones we are very concerned about it, so I wanted to shed some light on the topic. There are a few key things that you should know about this misleading word. Defining “Comedogenic” It’s easy to define in theory but hard …

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  • Important sun protection facts that almost no one knows

    1 – UVA is more problematic than we thought We used to think cancer was caused by un-repaired DNA damage that only UVB radiation was powerful enough to create. Recently, we’ve begun to realize the bigger culprit is UVA rays triggering free radicals that excite the melanin in our skin causing it to damage our DNA …

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  • All about estroblock for acne

    DIM (ESTROBLOCK) What is it? Diindolylmethane (DIM) is a phytonutrient (plant nutrient) found in cruciferous vegetables. These include cabbage, broccoli, bok choy, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale, kohlrabi, mustard, rutabaga, and turnip. These plants have been cultivated for thousands of years and were initially used for their medicinal benefits. It can also be formed in the …

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  • What’s next for moss?

    I have done a lot of soul searching around moss. Here are some of the many things I contemplated: change the name change the label change the products cancel everything and open a tiny green beauty brick and mortar boutique cancel everything and go work for another beauty company cancel everything and make an online …

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  • These last few months – a story

    I’m writing this post because I find myself in a unique situation. I’m an extremely introverted person but not a very private one so . I also, for better or worse, think of you, my clients, as more than just customers. I think of you as stakeholders in the business. In essence, every purchase you …

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