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Cacao, Chocolate, Chocolate Benefits, Chocolate Facial, Chocolate skin care -

With Halloween in just a few days, everyone enjoys a little chocolate as a treat, but have you ever thought about how good chocolate is for your skin? Your skin and your sweet tooth's demands can both be met by CHOCOLATE. Don't miss out on cacao's benefits for the skin: Cacao has 3 common minerals; magnesium, potassium, and iron. These three elements help to brighten complexion, reduce redness, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.    It's filled with antioxidants that help improve skin texture, vibrancy, and tone. The different vitamins found in cacao, such as vitamins A and E, thiamin (Vitamin B1), and calcium, nourish your skin and...

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Botanical Peel, Chemical Peel, chemical peels, Designer Peel, enzyme, Enzyme Peel, enzymes, Exfoliate, exfoliating ingredient, Glycolic Peel, Jessner Peel, phytoenzyme, Skin Brightening -

During the Summer months your skin is exposed to a lot of different elements such as sun, chlorine, sand, salt water and wind all of which take their toll. This can weather our skin leaving it looking blotchy, dull and discolored. In order to protect itself from these harsh elements our skin reacts by increasing its surface layer of dead skin cells. The resulting effect is a dry and dull complexion. The good news is there are certain things you can do to rectify the damage and bring back your radiant skin. The post Summer months are the perfect time...

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Anti-Inflammatory, Antioxidant, Antioxidants, caffeine, Caffeine Skin Benefits, Detoxifying, International Coffee Day, wellness -

Would you categorize yourself as a habitual tea or coffee drinker? Well, guess what, tomorrow is International Coffee Day, so let's seize the moment and explore some truths about caffeine.   Are you curious about the benefit or harsh reality of caffeine's effect on the skin? DOES CAFFEINE HELP OR HURT OUR SKIN? PROS: Caffeine is a stimulant that energizes and offers a boost to your skin and body.  Caffeine is a molecule with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties so when applied topically, it improves circulation while also detoxifying your skin.  Caffeine can help relieve puffiness or swelling by promoting healthier microcirculation. Caffeine is an effective...

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Black Currant C Serum, Stable Vitamin C, Vitamin C Serum, Vitamin F, Vitamin F Serum -

This may be a huge surprise, but did you know that Vitamin F is not actually a vitamin? Vitamin F is predominantly made up of Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA) and Linoleic Acid (LA) essential fatty acids, also known as omega-3 and omega-6. Essential fatty acids are critical for the body to function correctly, but it is also a powerhouse bio-active lipid skincare ingredient that is key to strengthening the skin’s moisture barrier. The body cannot generate essential fatty acid lipids on its own, which is why it is so important to provide the necessary ingredient for the skin and body through...

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man, Man's Skin Care Guide, Men, Mens Skin Care, Mens Skin Care Routine, Mens Skin Routine -

Use SPF daily, and be generous, rain or shine and even if you plan to be indoors all day! UV still makes its way through the windows. Sunscreen will protect your skin from premature wrinkles.More importantly, SPF protects you from skin cancer, and not to scare you or anything, but men are at greater risk than woman according to American Cancer Society statistics. If you want to learn more, check out the  Skin Cancer Awareness article.Men’s favorite SPF is the Soy Doctor Ultra Light Moisturescreen SPF 30, the final step to your morning skincare routine. Stay hydrated! Water helps to...

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