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  • Review Round Up!

    So excited to see moss and AMBAR being reviewed! It takes a huge amount of effort to test products consistently, then offer a well written review – often accompanied by photography that looks extremely professional! So when we get reviews, are are grateful to the max and know this, bloggers, we love and appreciate you …

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  • How to apply a spot treatment correctly

                Believe it or not, there is a little bit of science and art to applying a spot treatment so you get the maximum efficacy out of it. Here’s how to apply a spot treatment correctly and a little bit of background on WHY you do it like this. I …

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  • Fall Skincare 2017 Rituals and Recipes

    The needs of your skin most definitely change with the seasons and the transition seasons (Spring and Fall) are often the bumpiest waves to ride. I’m sharing the journey I’ve been on so far personally, in hopes of inspiring you. Late Summer During the later stages of my pregnancy (Early Summer), my skin got dry …

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  • The Strategy Behind a Holy Grail Spot Treatment

    Non-drying Most people think spot treatments are supposed to work by “drying out” the pimple, and in fact, most spot treatments DO take this approach. They are packed with clays, or talc or alcohol or high percentages of benzoyl peroxide. In fact, one of the most iconic spot treatments literally calls itself a “drying lotion” …

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  • Autumn is Prime-Time For Exfoliation: Seasonal Exfoliation Hacks

    Fall is the best time to exfoliate When we exfoliate in Autumn, we are typically accomplishing a few things. The summer sun may have left its mark on our skin, and a gentle exfoliation regimen may help fade hyperpigmentation. UV light also decreases the skin’s natural desquamation process, so we might be ending the season …

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  • How to exfoliate your skin from WITHIN (and WITHOUT using skincare)

    Exfoliation can be a great assist to aging or acneic skin. As skin ages, cellular turnover slows, so skin can begin to look dull and rough. A natural process that takes two weeks for babies takes three to four weeks for teens. Once past your teens, your skin renews itself about every 30 to 40 …

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  • 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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