Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2016

The flowers are blooming and the birds are singing!  What a beautiful time of year to recognize the women in our life who helped raise us and shaped us into the people we have become.  Because this mother’s day shouldn’t be another year of wilted tulips or store bought brownies, we have a list for you of gifts your Mother (or other influential woman) would love. Continue reading “Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2016”


Spring Clean the Skin

It seems that Spring has *finally* arrived, summer isn’t too far away!  If your skin looks like it’s still in winter, it’s time for a Skin Cleanse.  Deep cleaning the skin helps to slough away dead skin cells that are hanging on (like extra weight from the holidays) and prepares the skin to readily accept the hydration you apply, allowing for radiant skin that helps you look younger!

Step 1: Deep Cleansing

Washing away the surface bacteria, oil and grime every day is critical to a good skincare routine.  But sometimes, we need to go deeper.  Thoroughly cleanse the skin with a powerful, but gentle cleanser.  Preferably a dual-action cleanser that will give you both the surface clean and has an exfoliator for pores and deep seated oil.  Once the skin is clean we like to use the TEI Spa Sonic Spatula with a lavender mist to further eradicate contaminants that may lead to breakouts or a dull appearance.


Step 2: Ingredients Matter

Using cheap moisturizers puts cheap ingredients on your skin.  While not all cheap ingredients are necessarily bad, they can open the opportunity for bad things to happen to your skin.  Cosmetic grade products may contain upto 70% bacteria (gross!!); Pharmaceutical grade products are required by law to contain less than 1%.  Make sure you’re using a product that doesn’t have just 1 or 2 great ingredients, but all of them!

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Step 3: Layers

Two is better than 1.  No matter how amazing and effective your moisturizer might be, you’ll get the most functionality out of it by pairing it with an equally powerful serum. A great rule of thumb to follow; always apply the lightest products first.  By applying the targeted serum first, you allow the moisturizer to help lock in additional moisture. This is incredibly important for those with very dry and/or mature complexions!

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Step 4: Specialty Skincare

Are you particularly concerned about a specific area?  The fine lines around the eyes? Maybe the hyper-pigmentation on your cheeks?  Or the lines on your neck?  Adding a specialty cream to your skincare cocktail is recommended, even in our 20-30’s to help prevent the irreversible breakdown of collagen and elastin.  Be sure to pick a product that is developed for your skin type and avoid products with hydroquinone.

Step 5: Fiercely Protect

Sun block is a girls very best friend.  Men and Children too!  Protect your skin from ultraviolet rays that can cause discoloration and lead to skin cancer.  Free radicals attack your skin cells and lead to a breakdown in the skin, allowing the appearance of pesky fine lines and wrinkles.  Remember to wear sunblock everyday, and reapply if you have continued outside sun exposure.

8 botanical reasons to try the new Swiss Brightening Cream

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NEW – Swiss Brightening Cream is an advanced Anti-Aging moisturizer with 8 botanical extracts that help to revitalize the appearance of your skin, even out skin tone, diminish age spots and promote a balanced pH. 

The unique concentrated ingredients of 8 Swiss plant extracts work day and night to help break the cycle of negative environmental influences and irritation that can lead to hyperpigmentation and sun damage.  The result is a more balanced, hydrated and healthy skin complexion.

Formulated with Gigawhite, a plant-derived, preservative-free skin lightener used as an alternative to hydroquinone. Gigawhite has been proven in scientific lab studies to have a significant skin brightening effect with regular topical use. It was additionally shown to reduce the color and size of age spots in a twelve week in-vivo study.

After 12 weeks of treatment a 28.6% decrease in color of the age spots was observed, while size decreased by 8.6%.

The NEW GS SWISS BRIGHTENING CREAM includes 8 Botanical Flower Extract Picture smallIngredients grown and cultivated exclusively in the alpine elevations of Switzerland: Mallow Extract, Peppermint, Primula (Cowslip), Lady’s Mantel, Speedwell Herb, Balm Mint, Yarrow and Swiss Edelweiss.    In addition to these Swiss ingredients the Brightening Cream also includes Tamarind Seed Extract, Jojoba, Avocado Fruit Extract, Sunflower Seed extract and Licorice Root.

Gigawhite skin whitening results were evaluated after 3 months (12 weeks) of continued, consistent use by visual evaluation and objective color measurement.  Substantial changes were observed after just six weeks of treatment, with scores showing a lightening of 12.2%.  After three months even more whitening is observed with a decrease in spot darkness of 24%.

Gigawhite combined with the potent power of Swiss Edelweiss (twice as effective as Tamarind-SeedsVitamin C) and Tamarind Seed Extract, the GS Swiss Brightening Cream, is a silky, powerful and lightweight cream that not only helps to visibly lighten age spots, sun damage and hyperpigmentation but also works effectively to combat premature signs of aging, sagging skin and promotes a healthy, balanced pH for glowing, younger looking skin.

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