Actually, most plant-based skincare products are made or organic ingredients. Plant–based skincare products are made entirely from ingredients that are derived from plants such as fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, seeds, nuts, and herbs. So a good brand will want to use those plant-based ingredients from organic sources.
The organic plant extracts that we use to make our natural skincare products are grown in a controlled environment where they are not exposed to synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers.
To be sure that the plants used in your skincare are organic always check the label for an indication that the product contains a high percentage of ingredients derived from organic farming. We mark this percentage on many of our certified organic products and we are proud to say that some of our plant-based products are made with 100% organic ingredients.
The rise of plant based skincare brands is alive and well. In fact, the green beauty market is growing at an unbelievable pace – currently forecasted to be worth well over $48 billion by the year 2025.
Antioxidant-rich plant-based skincare products work to restore and strengthen your body’s cells by combating free radicals (oxidants).
The vitamins featured in plant-based skincare products are vital to maintaining the health of your skin. They also support cell repair and can help decrease signs of aging.
Essential fats and acids offer a number of skin benefits such as helping to calm acne, fight dryness, combat oiliness, smooth scars, and increase skin elasticity.
The word hydrocolloids may sound a little foreign, but these naturally occurring polymers give plant-based skincare products a natural texture without the need for harmful petrochemicals or other synthesized polymers.
Naturally occurring lipids and esters help support the skin’s natural defense barrier to smooth, protect, and repair. Such substances are often used as emollients and conditioning agents to keep skin healthy and hydrated.
Our skin is our largest organ. What we put on it plays a big role in our overall health and well-being. It’s important to seek out products that are clean and healthy for your body. This is where reading labels, understanding ingredients, and doing as much research as possible to know what’s inside the plant-based beauty products your purchasing and using on your skin is so important.
Raw vegan skincare goes even another step further. Raw vegan means a product doesn’t contain any vegan ingredient that has been processed, cooked or altered from its natural state. Basically, raw vegan enthusiasts believe ingredients lose their nutrients and enzymes if they are altered in any way. So that’s another thing to consider.
I’m Fabulous Cosmetics create skincare and cosmetics products that use raw organic and vegan plants. High-quality, plant-sourced skincare ingredients can contribute to a clearer, healthier complexion. Whether you have a plant-sourced skincare routine or would like to transition to one, it’s important to understand what plant ingredients can do for you. Formulated to assist the body in calming the nervous system and enhancing the skin. This also assists in the regulation of the immune system. Plants heal. Phyto-Medicine is the future of health and skincare.
Each plant is like a natural pharmacy in its own right: plants are made up of thousands of different types of molecules that evolved right alongside us in nature, and for thousands of years they literally were our medicine. The difference between a plant and a pharmaceutical used as medicine is this: plants have those thousands of chemicals available to our bodies, so the active components are generally available in relatively lower doses and are provided along with many other synergistic chemicals that balance out the effects of the active components and provide additional benefits. In contrast, a pharmaceutical drug contains a higher dose of one active constituent without the benefit of other synergistic chemicals, which is why pharmaceutical drugs tend to have lots of side effects.
Did you know that Your skin is the manifestation of what is going on internally in your body + mind. Our plant allies support us on our journey toward the evolution of realizing we have the potential to heal ourselves. It starts by making choices that support our health and balance.
Green Caviar is Known as ‘Sea Grapes’, this deep sea extract is found 500-600m deep in the ocean, but don’t worry, it is completely vegan. Owing to the fact it looks very much like caviar, it is actually an edible seaweed that also has great nutritional benefits.
5 Benefits of Green Caviar for the skin
This #algae is rich in vitamins A and C which help boost collagen production and reduce the appearance of fine lines.
Rich in minerals such as phosphorus, magnesium, copper, calcium and polysaccharides which help the skin to retain moisture and keeping it locked in all day long.
High in omega fatty acids which help boost collagen repair and even out skin tone.
Rich in proteins and amino acids which help to firm up the skin and boost elasticity.
Improves water retention
sea grape caviar hydrates the skin and improves water retention by using moisture absorbed from the air. Sea grape caviar can help fortify the skin’s natural barrier. … It’s also packed with antioxidant minerals, so it can defend the skin against free radical damage while also nourishing it.
Speaking of ingredients of marine origin, today we’ll be taking a look at a precious anti-ageing ingredient that has taken the skincare industry by storm thanks to its numerous noteworthy virtues.
Caulerpa Lentillifera, better known as sea grapes or green caviar – owing to the fact that it resembles caviar – is an edible seaweed that grows on the seabed.
Green caviar has high nutritional values and is eaten most widely in Asia; consumption is especially widespread on the Japanese islands of Okinawa – a place that is renowned for the longevity of its inhabitants!
Like many other ingredients of natural origin, this seaweed boasts, amongst other things, numerous anti-ageing properties, making it perfect for use in cosmetics.
It exerts a regenerating action and leaves hair both supple and healthy. It boasts an abundance of trace elements and polysaccharides, which enable the hair to attract and retain water, thereby deeply hydrating it.
The seagrape populating the dunes of Florida and the Bahamas is Coccoloba uvifera (pictured). For reasons unknown, it has always been a component of Bahamian Bush medicine, but grants from the French government to determine its cosmetic value produced data ranking the fruit in the top-ten most powerful anti-oxidant containing fruits and vegetables, greater than the Goji. The valuable compounds in Coccoloba fruit are polyphenols, water soluble, which is good for absorbing into skin. For topical treatments, though, we already know only small molecules effectively enter the skin- elsewise we’d be slathering ourselves up with Creme de Collagen. Collagen is too large a molecule to absorb, so the race is on to determine which of the smaller, one or two branched (oligomeric) phenols are readily transported across the cell walls of the dermis.
This remineralising pearl of algae is the perfect ally to bring hydration while limiting the water loss due to its hygroscopic qualities. Indeed it has been proven that, at 3%, Crodarom Green Caviar increases significantly skin hydration versus placebo and thus helps the skin to fight against dehydration all day long.
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If you eat a plant food diet, or you are vegan and really care about what you put into your body then you certainly do not want to take medications or skincare products loaded with toxic ingredients and preservatives!
Clearing Acne With Clean Beauty; Once you’re ready to start looking for cleaner alternatives to incorporate into your routine, it’s important to make sure you’re still choosing ones that are right for your skin type. Luckily, there are many natural alternatives to common derm-approved ingredients like bakuchiol for retinol, willow bark for salicylic acid, and sugarcane derived lactic acid.
Stay away from: artificial fragrances, sulfates, and ethyl alcohol, “which is very drying and can make your skin overproduce oils to compensate for the lack of moisture.”
No matter how broken-out your skin is, establish a skin-care routine and really stick to it, give it time to work, and then you should see real improvements. Consistency can make an enormous difference for problem skin.
The thing to remember once your skin starts to improve—you need to give any new routine at least six weeks before judging its results—is that consistency remains just as important when your skin becomes clearer.
Regular cleansing diminishes excess oil and helps keep bacteria on the skin in check. For the breakout-prone, the key ingredient in a cleanser. Cleanse morning and night if you’re at all oily, and always cleanse after a workout.
This incredible, highly effective face wash will act as an acne treatment, pore minimizer & oil reducer by removing the top layer of skin, helps reduce fine lines, wrinkles and scarring thus leaving you with fresh, healthy, radiant skin!
TREAT MULTIPLE SKIN CONDITIONS! Salicylic Acid reduces acne inflammation and scars, sun damage, blemishes, blackheads, whiteheads, acne, psoriasis, and large pores – all with one simple treatment!
Toners and essences can add to both your cleansing step and your treatment step: A good one accomplishes a mild bit of exfoliating and leaves treatment ingredients behind on your skin to do their work.
The I’m Fabulous TCA Toner is a highly effective face toner that will act as an acne treatment, pore minimizer & oil reducer by removing the top layer of skin, thus leaving you with fresh, healthy, radiant skin. Salicylic Acid reduces acne inflammation and scars, sun damage, blemishes, blackheads, whiteheads, acne, psoriasis, and large pores. The TCA toner, great for acne, sun damage, scars, wrinkles, reduce pores size, oil reducer, fine lines, and dull skin.
Excellent must have toner for daily uses, to keep your skin from aging, acne and to keep a smooth skin. Great for all type of skin. It is great for daily face cleaning to keep your skin looking young and acne free.
Exfoliating—removing the top, dead layers of skin, along with oil, dirt, debris, makeup, and anything else that can clog pores—is critical in any skin-clearing routine. Along with addressing troubled skin, exfoliants can help soften the appearance of dark spots and lines, as well as allow any treatments you apply afterward to better absorb into your skin. You should not exfoliate more than once a week.
This I’m Fabulous Wild Berry Honey Exfoliator is a wildcrafted cleaner that is also a gentle exfoliating mask. Handmade with wild maqui berry antioxidant superfood, enzyme super-rich organic honey, organic pollen rich in vitamins, french clay, camelia oil, wild-harvested Hibiscus petals to gently exfoliate the skin.
Maqui Berry on the market claim to be beneficial supplements, packed with nutrients, antioxidants, omega fatty acids, and fiber. Both the acai and maqui berries make health claims including detoxification and cleansing, antiaging, immune support, anti-inflammatory benefits, and treatment for common issues such as sore throat and fever to more serious diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer.
• Naturally absorbs excess oil • Pulls bacteria and toxins to the surface of the skin • Gently exfoliates away dead skin cells and sebum • Rich in minerals that nourish the skin • Great spot treatment for acne • Nourishes skin cells by increasing circulation
Camelia Oil is a rich source of Palmistic and Omega-6 Linoleic fatty acids, as well as numerous anti-aging polyphenol antioxidants. It is non-greasy and an excellent all-around moisturizer for the skin.
Harvested Hibiscus petals, has a sort of magical reputation in skincare because it is a natural source of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs). Chemical forms of these acids can be overly harsh and damaging to the skin, but natural sources such as those in hibiscus can help provide the same benefits without the harsh drawbacks. AHAs are known to help exfoliate, control oily skin and clogged pores, all of which can encourage fresher, younger, and smoother looking skin. They also increase moisture and firm your skin’s look.
On top of the AHA activity are the antioxidants, which are called “anthocyanocides.” These not only protect the skin from environmental stressors but have properties that help pores to appear smaller. They also can help with sensitive skin.
4 DETOX AND SOOTHE
Detoxifying, skin-calming face masks can be powerful adjuncts to a daily routine, whether you do them several times a week or only once. A mask sits on the skin longer than a cleanser, giving active ingredients more time to work.
The I’m Fabulous Turmeric Healing Mask, is an incredible Ayurvedic healing face mask created with Turmeric, Manjistha, Neem and Multani Matti to brighten up your skin! Multani helps draw out impurities.
Neem is a well-known Indian herb that is used in many beauty and skin care products. The antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties present in neem is a perfect remedy for several skin problems like rashes, allergy, and irritation.
Neem leaves are used to make face washes and creams for oily skin that are prone to acne. The turmeric healing mask made with neem powder, neem leaves or neem oil are beneficial to get rid of blemishes, pimples and cure other skin infections.
Manjistha evens out the skin tone and helps with any dark spots/scarring while Tumeric gives that beautiful glow to the skin.
5 APPLY VITAMINS
Vitamin C, an antioxidant that targets pores and mildly exfoliates, is great for all skin types and helps support any blemish-fighting routine you choose. Make sure you use it every day morning and night.
The I’m Fabulous is an organic Vitamin C 30% serum is Ultra Hydration Hyaluronic Acid Serum, loaded with hyaluronic acid serum. INTENSE HYDRATION. PLUMPS & ILLUMINATES SKIN FOR A MORE YOUTHFUL LOOK.
6 MOISTURIZE AND HYDRATE
Thinking to combat oily skin by drying it out is understandable, but because overdryness can both spur oil production and cause irritation, keeping acne-prone skin moisturized is important. Naturally infused with phytonutrients, antioxidants, and other soothing compounds, face oils and creams can help balance skin.
I’m Fabulous Blemish Potion is a A POTENT TREATMENT OIL DESIGNED ESPECIALLY FOR ACNE SKIN TO HELP REDUCE INFLAMMATION, CLEAR ACNE BREAK-OUTS AND RE-BALANCE BACTERIA MICRO-FLORA.
Decongest your skin and keep blemishes at bay with this quick-absorbing dry oil helps to clear congested pores, prevent and treat acne and smooth the appearance of wrinkles. Hemp Seed Oil is infused with clinically proven Vitamin C (THD) to help lighten dark spots and boost collagen while Teprenone is shown to work on all functions of cellular aging and pore size reduction. Anti-inflammatory properties from Blue Tanzy, Tea Tree, and Thyme Oils help calm acne flare-ups. This amazing blend is perfect for skin prone to breakouts and redness that also feels dry and dehydrated.
CLINICAL RESULTS OF (THD) AT 16 WEEKS
At 0.1% reduces melanin synthesis by 80%
At 10% eliminated age spots in 16 weeks
At 0.1% in vitro increases collagen by 50%
Tested at 10% in vivo to treat acne with 80% (12 people) satisfied with results
Increases collagen synthesis by double compared to L-Ascorbic Acid
Protects cells against UV-B better than other esters of Vitamin C
7 STEAM YOUR FACE
Steam opens up your pores and helps loosen any buildup of dirt for a deeper cleanse. Opening up your pores also softens blackheads, making them easier to remove. It promotes circulation. The combination of warm steam and an increase in perspiration dilates your blood vessels and increases circulation. You should steam your face once a month.
It promotes circulation. The combination of warm steam and an increase in perspiration dilates your blood vessels and increases circulation. This boost of blood flow nourishes your skin and delivers oxygen. The result is a natural, healthy glow.
It releases acne-causing bacteria and cells. Opening up your pores allows the release of dead skin cells, bacteria, and other impurities that clog the pores and contribute to acne.
It releases trapped sebum. This naturally occurring oil is produced by your sebaceous glands to lubricate your skin and hair. When sebum gets trapped beneath your skin’s surface, it creates a breeding ground for bacteria and causes acne and blackheads.
It’s hydrating. Steam hydrates the skin by helping to increase oil production, naturally moisturizing the face.
It helps your skin better absorb skin care products. Steam skin’s permeability, enabling it to better absorb topicals. This means you get more bang for your buck from skincare products applied after a steam.
It promotes collagen and elastin. The increased blood flow experienced during a steam facial promotes collagen and elastin production. This results in firmer, younger-looking skin.
It’s soothing. The feeling of warm steam on your face is relaxing. Add some soothing scents using herbs or essential oils for aromatherapy to take your steam sesh to a whole other level of calm!
It helps with sinus congestion. Steam can help relieve sinus congestion and headaches that often accompany it. Adding certain essential oils to your steam can boost the effect.
It’s affordable and accessible. You don’t need to dish out big bucks for a steam facial at a spa to enjoy the benefits; it can be done at home using items you already have.
To steam over a bowl or sink of hot water
Grab a big fluffy towel and choose your spot. Comfort is key, so if you’re doing this over a sink you’ll want to use a chair or stool that offers the right height. Otherwise, a bowl on a table is your best bet.
Secure your hair so that it’s off your face and cleanse using a gentle exfoliating cleanser. Don’t forget to cleanse your neck, too!
Bring 4 to 6 cups of water to a boil in a kettle or pot, depending on the size of the sink or bowl.
Add a handful of herbs once the water begins to boil and stir.
Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 2 or 3 minutes. Carefully pour into the sink or bowl. If you’re using essential oils, this is the time to add a few drops to the water.
Have a seat, drape your towel over your head and the pot, and hold your face 6 inches above the water.
Raise or lower your head for more or less heat and lift a corner of the towel to cool off if needed.
Steam your face for 5 to 10 minutes.
Or invest in a professional face steamer like the LONOVE Nano Ionic Face Steamer for Home.
The LONOVE facial steamer home facial designed with EXCLUSIVE Atomizing Lamp and new sonic atomizer to produce nano steam with negatively charged ionic particles.Nano steam combined with ionic water particles are up to 10x more effective in penetrating skin.It can unblock your pores and improve your skin tone.That means you can enjoy professional facial SPA at home or even in travel! Please NOTE:ONLY ADD PURE WATER, do not add Essential oil.
Preservatives prolong the shelf life of a product and protect water-based products from contamination and microbial and mold growth. A preservative is a natural or synthetic ingredient that is added to a product to keep it safe from spoilage. Oils do not require preservatives because microbes cannot grow in a water-free environment. A necessary part of formulating, preservatives ensure the microbiological safety and stability of a product and prevent it from changing over time. Without preservation, your skincare product wouldn’t stay fresh, effective or safe to use for very long.
Traditional skincare products are loaded with artificial preservatives to help them remain fresh for the duration between the date of manufacture and the time you finish using it. Some commonly used chemical preservatives that safeguard against bacteria and fungi to extend the shelf life of a product are:
Organic acids, such as benzoic acid, sorbic acid, levulinic acid, anisic acid
Aldehydes, such as formaldehyde
Glycol ethers, such as phenoxyethanol and caprylyl glycol
Isothiazolinones, such as methylisothiazolinone
Parabens, such as methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben.
Chemical preservatives work by irritating the cell walls of bacteria and entering and killing them as a result, That’s why they are effective but that’s also why they can be hazardness. Chemical preservatives can’t distinguish between bacterial or human cells. If you’re applying to your face skincare products everyday, these harsh chemicals can get absorbed and build up in your body over time.
Well known Preservative like parabens have been widely used as the go-to preservative since the 50’s. With scientific studies generating concern over their effect on the environment and health, parabens have become quite the controversial ingredient. And for good reason: Methylparaben, with its reputation for being an endocrine disruptor, has no place in any skincare product.
This nasty chemicals aren’t just hard to pronounce, they’re very hard on skin. Synthetically produced preservatives may be great at keeping bacteria away but they’ve also been linked to allergic reactions, contact dermatitis, irritation and lots of serious health problems.
PLANTS IN SKINCARE
Did you know that plants make such ideal skincare ingredients? They are able to be a powerful preservative and skin-restorative at the same time. Plants continuously have to fight off different microbes including bacteria and fungi in order to thrive in any environment. To protect themselves against pathogens, plants produce an arsenal of antimicrobial chemicals, antimicrobial proteins, and antimicrobial enzymes that serve as plant defense mechanisms. Botanicals also contain powerful antioxidants which also function as preservatives to prevent oxidation of the natural ingredients in a formula. plants are nourished by the pure mineral spring waters that flow through the mountains and nutrient-rich soils that have been untouched for centuries.
Smart brand like I’m Fabulous Cosmetics are using antioxidants and essential oils with preservative properties—such as turmeric, rosemary, oregano, thyme, and tea tree—and they’re even redesigning packaging to limit exposure to air and patented Miron violet glass packaging to keep the active ingredients alive and super fresh, Dr. Lyrac, says.
Safe preservatives list includes:
Food grade preservatives (like potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate); alcohols (organic ethanol, grape alcohol, benzyl alcohol, and witch hazel); and a short list of others that are sourced from plants (like gluconolactone, ethylhexyglycerin, triiostearyl citrate) and some that are synthetic but non-toxic preservatives, like dehydroacetic acid.
Beware of “greenwashing,” or brands that represent themselves as cleaner than they are. One sign? They say they are not using parabens but instead are using formaldehyde slow-releasers: They appear as quaternium-15, DMDM hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea, and diazolidinyl urea.
The skin is the largest organ in the body and can therefore pick up dirt and grime, some believe it is possible to “purge” the skin and remove all the “bad” stuff that’s clogging pores. This isn’t really true. Along with a poor diet and excessive cleansing and exfoliation — can deplete the skin’s outermost layer.
Also known as the stratum corneum or skin barrier, it helps keep skin healthy by blocking substances that can cause premature aging, among other damage.
No matter what you think about the trending buzzword, you can’t deny there are days when your skin could use a detox. Some days our skin is extra dull or breaking out, especially after long vacations, and we know it’s because we slept in our makeup, ate too much bad food, neglected our skin after beach days, or, god forbid, all of the above. If any other part of your body isn’t functioning properly, from your gut (too much junk food) to your brain (too much stress), it can show up on your skin because your pores get clogged up when trying to compensate for the other incorrectly functioning systems in your body.
When you haven’t detoxed your skin, you will notice the appearance of inflammation, redness, and blemishes. A regular skincare routine that includes a skin detox can reverse and limit these changes. Additionally, it can brighten your skin and reduce the signs of skin damage caused by toxins.
Here’s why detoxification can happen
Stress – That skin redness you’re experiencing is a result of stress. High levels of stress do show up on your face. Pimples, inflammation, and redness are signs of slower cell turnover and increased sebum.
Congestion – Makeup, hair follicles, dead cells, pollution, and oil can accumulate in the pores and lead to congestion. This results in breakouts and dehydrated and dull skin.
Too much sugar – One of the most significant contributors to acne is sugar. Excess processed sugar in your diet causes inflammation.
Lifestyle habits – Surefire ways of introducing toxins in your body are smoking, alcohol, not drinking enough water, and inadequate sleep.
Here are a few hints that indicate you need to reboot your skin:
A skin tone that’s patchy or uneven
Dull, sallow skin
Sensitive and or dry skin
Sagging and wrinkled skin
How To Do A Skin Detox?
From dietary changes to skincare products to brushing to exercise and more, many ways can help your body eliminate toxins and impurities. They can instantly transform your dull and tired complexion while improving your energy levels.
Think of all that you put into your body – medicines, alcohol, and unprocessed food continue to work their way through your bloodstream. Skin detox is crucial to get rid of these contaminants.
No matter your skin type or concerns, cleansing should be a part of your daily routine. Double cleansing involves using a pre-cleanser and a cleanser. A pre-cleanser eliminates pollutants that accumulate throughout the day and makes the cleanser’s job easier.
Be conscious of your skin type when shopping for a cleanser, preferably choose an organic cleanser free of toxic ingredients and preservatives.
A gentle exfoliator is vital in skin detox to bring back your baby-soft skin. An exfoliator helps remove flaky skin cells and buffs away dead skin, leaving you with clearer skin. Adding exfoliation to your skincare routine could help! Besides adding a healthy glow to your skin, exfoliation can also help with a number of other skin-related issues.
Benefits Of Skin Detox
The skin covers every inch of your body and is the first line of defense against the outside world. More than 600 sweat glands, 100 oil glands, 1,000 nerve endings, and 20 feet of blood vessels make up an inch of your skin.
Detoxify and draw out toxins from the skin’s surface, which leaves your skin looking refreshed and rejuvenated.
You get brighter and clearer skin as a skin detox cleans out blemishes, blackheads, irritation, and pores.
It tightens and firms skin. As a result, your skin looks and feels younger.
It hydrates the skin.
An all-embracing skin detox will leave your skin looking glowing and gorgeous.
Detox with Tea
Toxins exist all around us- in processed foods, carbonated drinks, pollution and free radicals that we are exposed to daily. Doing an all-natural cleanse is great way to give your gut the love, attention and detox it deserves!
Detox teas may also have a laxative effect, speeding food through your digestive tract. This can give your abdomen a slimmer, flatter look. But detox teas don’t cause real or lasting loss of excess fat from the body. Instead, they can dehydrate you. So you need to make sure to drink lot of water and lower your alcohol intake.
How often should I drink detox tea?
The makers of Ecoteatox claim that it helps the body cleanse itself by boosting the performance of the liver and kidney. They recommend drinking three cups per day for up to 30 days, with a one-week pause between cycles.
Ecoteatox DAYTIME is meant to be taken every morning upon waking up in order to wake up the body and start boosting your metabolism right away.– Every night, make a cup of tea using our Ecoteatox NIGHTIME and drink right before bed.*If you forget to drink the Ecoteatox DAYTIME first thing in the morning, don’t panic!
Just drink it as soon as you can during the day.
How to prepare Ecoteatox:
Add one teaspoon of the tea into the infuser, put the infuser into a cup and add boiling water. Wait about 15 minutes and drink your tea.
If you want to get rid of an old scar, you need to understand what a scar is and what type you’re trying to get rid of.
A scar forms as part of the natural healing process following an injury. When the dermis — the second layer of skin — is damaged, your body forms collagen fibers to repair the damage, and that results in a scar.
There are different types of scars, each with defining characteristics.
Atrophic scars are characterized by the loss of tissue. They appear depressed, serrated, or flat against the upper layer of the skin. Often atrophic scars have darker skin pigmentation than other area of your skin. Examples of atrophic scars include acne scars and chickenpox scars.
Hypertrophic scars are characterized by excess tissue that forms over the skin as it heals. Unlike a keloid scar, it does not grow outside the injured area. Hypertrophic scars are commonly darker than other skin in the area.
Keloid scars are the result of aggressive healing and an overproduction of tissue. They are characterized by a raised, thick, puffy appearance. They are typically darker than the surrounding skin. Unlike a hypertrophic scar, keloid scars can grow beyond the injured area.
Contracture scars result from large areas of skin being lost or damaged, typically from burns. They are characterized by tight, shiny skin that can restrict movement.
Acne breakouts can be frustrating, and they can also leave scars on the face and other areas of the body. Some people find that acne scars are an unwanted reminder of a painful and bothersome condition. However, acne scars do not have to be permanent, as some home remedies and medical treatments can help get rid of them.
Several medical treatments are available to help reduce acne scars. A dermatologist may recommend different procedures depending on a person’s skin type and the extent of the scarring.
Microneedling + Glow Derma Foundation
Laser treatment can be very expensive and not always work, the downtime is also very long. The chemical peel can be great and with some downtime. Unless you choose a lighter at-home peel. The least expensive procedure with amazing results is the Microneedling + Glow Derma Foundation. This procedure can be done by a beauty professional or by yourself at home.
The Glow Derma Foundation™ smooth wrinkles, moisturize and lift the skin, improve complexion, lighten pigment spots, and brighten the skin. The serums contain only organic and natural, safe ingredients that contribute to the regeneration of cells.
A semi-permanent organic plant-based foundation that adds that perfect GLOW. Recommended for people seeking the reduction of freckles and skin discoloration caused by acne and aging. These pigments offer full coverage, ideal for covering hyperpigmentation, melasma, sunspots, and evening out skin tone. The Glow Derma Foundation™ pigments are also a pump system, eliminating product waste and the worry of pigment oxidation! This is only going into the epidermis of the skin and will go away when the skin exfoliate.
This liquid semi-permanent foundation is to be used with the Glow Derma Pen™ and NANO needle cartridges.
3 colors available: Light, Medium, Dark/Tan
WRINKLES – Plumps the skin, Gets rid of wrinkles
FREE RADICALS – Neutralizes free radicals
UV PROTECTION – Reduces melanin content in the skin
DISCOLORATION – Reduces skin discoloration
HYDRATION – Provides instant hydration to the skin
FRECKLES – Gradual lightening effect on the skin
PORES – Reduces the appearance of pores
COMPLEXION – Restores even skin tone and radiant complexion
You can purchase the complete Microneeding pen + Glow derma Foundation kit here.
No time for a facial? In Covid Lock Down? I’m Fabulous Cosmetics at-home med spa, includes microdermabrasion, skin peel, and treatments that you will love. With an added boost of hydration, nourishment, and anti-aging powers. This is your complete complexion reset for instantly radiant glowing skin.
Step 1: Double Cleanse
Massage 2-3 pumps of The Wild Berry Honey Exfoliator onto dry skin to activate and polish skin. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. Follow with 2-3 pumps of The Luxe Cleanser to target blemish-causing impurities to give you a deep-clean feel without drying out your skin. Double cleansing is the secret to extra clean skin. It lifts dirt and grime, then washes them away giving you a fresh glowing complexion.
Step 2: Deep Exfoliation
Apply the Bio Gorgeous peel to you clean skin for 10 minutes and rinse well. This is your at home skin peel to decongest your skin, remove dead skin and tight up large pores.
Step 3: Mask
Apply a thick layer of the Pink Detox Glow Mask over your face & neck. After 20 minutes, use a warm cloth or sponge to remove the mask. This is your in-home face detox treatment with AHA superfruits and Australian clay.
Step 4: Target
Step 5: Hydrate & Finish
Top off your regimen with 1-2 pumps of theHigh Tech Copper Peptide Serum for balanced, dewy skin. Finish by massaging 1-2 pumps of Organic Luxury Serum onto face & neck. This is the ultimate last step to lock in complete skin nourishment, plus added wrinkle defense.
Relax and reconnect with your spouse! Our spa date night for couples will leave the two of you feeling refreshed, recharged, and closer than ever.
An at-home spa date night is the perfect in-between for a cheap date night.
It’s been a rough week but the weekend is yours. A normal weekend would usually involve vegging out and binge-watching Netflix, yeah? What if you used that free time to DIY a couples spa night.
The mood is probably one of the biggest parts of making your own spa date night at home. This usually comes down to the lighting, music, and overall vibe of the night.
Scented candles and oils will do the trick, here. Pick something you both would enjoy or go with the classics like vanilla, lavender, or ocean breeze. You can theme the smell and really get that aromatherapy going by matching it with the body products you’re using.
Plasma Fibroblast is a non-surgical revolutionary skin tightening cosmetic treatment (or soft surgery method) for a perfect facial rejuvenation, using Plasma (the 4th state of matter) instead of a scalpel to shrink, tighten and reduce the volume of excess skin. It is important to note that the procedure does not alter or affect the body’s natural aging process but instead reduces the appearance of common age factors such as wrinkles. Because this is a natural process, there is no over-tightening that can often occur in medical procedures such as injections and surgery. Instead, fibroblast provides a natural more youthful appearance by giving a tightening-effect.
Collagen and elastin, the compounds that give skin its youthful shape and appearance, reduce production as you age, leading to saggy, loose skin.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and is found in the bones, joints, and tendons.
It’s also what keeps the skin youthful by providing structure to the dermis, the thickest layer of the skin. As you get older, the body loses collagen naturally. By extension, this includes elastin, another protein responsible for keeping the skin firm and tight.
How much does fibroblast treatment cost?
Plasma fibroblast therapy costs usually depend on who’s performing the procedure and what areas of your skin are being targeted.
Upper Eyelid Lift $400
Under Eyes (Bags and Puffiness) $400
Eye Area Combo (3 Areas) $900 (save $200)
Neck Lines- $600
Neck/Chin – $1,100
Nasolabial/Smile lines $400
Upper Lip- $350
Full Mouth- $700
Frown Lines ( between eyes)- $300
Arms or Knees $600-$900
Buttock & Thigh -$3800
Entire Face Procedure $2100
Face and Neck Procedure $3000
Neck & Jawline Procedure $1500
How long will results last?
Results are often seen almost immediately, but best results appear a few weeks post-procedure. Results will vary from person to person and many other factors and it is possible that multiple sessions may be required for desired results. It can be considered to receive this procedure every few years to reduce the appearance of any reoccurring signs of aging that appear over time.
There are many lifestyle factors that can increase signs of aging such as smoking, alcohol consumption, and prolonged sun exposure. Limiting or eliminating things such as these will increase the results of the procedure and decrease the common appearances of aging.
Are There Side Effects?
Immediately after the Fibroblast procedure, you may notice that your skin is red and slightly swollen. This is normal and should subside in around three days. Though you may see a slight redness lingering for up to 14 days.
While the procedure is underway, carbon crusts form on the skin. You should avoid the urge to touch these crusts post-procedure. You can expect them to last around a week. They’ll naturally lift off as new skin appears underneath the treated area.
When you consider that you’re getting a skin tightening solution without the need for dangerous surgery, these side effects are much easier to swallow.
Are The Results Permanent? How Many Treatments Are Needed?
Fibroblast is a cosmetic procedure to help reduce the obvious appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and dark spots. Because this is a cosmetic procedure for the purpose of improving the appearance, results are not permanent.
Fibroblast has shown great results in reducing the appearance of common age signs that can last a few years. Results are often seen almost immediately, but best results appear a few weeks post-procedure. Results will vary from person to person and many other factors and it is possible that multiple sessions may be required for desired results. It can be considered to receive this procedure every few years to reduce the appearance of any reoccurring signs of aging that appear over time.
There are many lifestyle factors that can increase signs of aging such as smoking, alcohol consumption, and prolonged sun exposure. Limiting or eliminating things such as these will increase the results of the procedure and decrease the common appearances of aging.
Dermaplaning is a skin treatment that uses an exfoliating blade to skim dead skin cells and hair from your face. It’s also called microplaning or blading.
Dermaplaning aims to make your skin’s surface smooth, youthful, and radiant. This treatment claims to remove deep scarring from acne and uneven pockmarks on your skin. It’s also used to remove “peach fuzz,” the short, soft hairs on your face.
Getting Dermaplaning in a spa can cost $250 on one 30-minute session of dermaplaning.
It may vary depending on the cost of living in your area and the provider you choose. Get a cost estimate before you book your appointment.
Exfoliation: “Shaving your face can have somewhat similar results to a professional dermaplane procedure,” Benjamin says. “Dermaplaning provides a deeper exfoliation than shaving at home, but they both remove the dead outer skin and vellus hairs.”
Glowing, brighter complexion: Because dermaplaning removes a layer of dead skin that would otherwise give a dull appearance, skin is left looking radiant and refreshed post-shaving.
Deeper product penetration: Facial hair can often trap dirt and oil that creates a barrier between your skin and the products you put on top. Getting rid of that layer may allow for your skincare products to penetrate deeper, thus being more effective. “Having a fresh, clean face will help [serums] penetrate more deeply.”
Smoother makeup application: Kunin notes that because dermaplaning removes facial hair and peach fuzz, the skin is smoother and pores appear smaller. This creates the ideal base for even makeup applications where powder and liquid products can sit on top flawlessly.
Thoroughly make your way through the different sections of your face targeting:
Step 5. Repeat again
Once done, go over your face again, this time against the hair growth. This provides a greater exfoliation effect on the skin.
Remember to continue to stroke the blade against the skin at a 45-degree angle.
Step 6. Splash and cool off
Finish off by splashing your face with cool water and pat dry.
Step 7. Apply your favorite serum
The skin is most receptive to skincare and topicals immediately after dermablading.
It’s more permeable than normal because of the pathways the procedure has created. The exfoliated skin paves an easier path for the nutrients to absorb into the skin for maximum benefits.
During this small window, which is usually the first 1-5 minutes after a treatment, is your opportunity to pass nutrients down to your cells in the lower skin layers. At this point, apply your favorite serum or moisturizer to your face.
Step 8: Apply skincare products
Some prefer to dermaplane at night before bed, so typically finishing up by applying a nightly routine which looks something like this:
I recommend once a month (or every 3-4 weeks). Dermaplaning too often can irritate the skin.
Dermaplaning can keep your skin looking bouncy, smooth and supple; baby’s bottom anyone?
As with any cosmetic procedure, diet, lifestyle choice, etc, there are some things you can do to get the most of the dermaplane experience.
When you are dermaplaining, make sure to use your thumb and index finger to pull about an inch or two of you skin taut. This will keep your skin tight, and prevent accidental cuts
For sterile purposes its recommended to throw away the blade after each use however, you may use it until it gets dull
After treatment, avoid excessive physical activity that makes you sweat
Avoid direct contact with sun for 48-72 hours on the applied area.
Avoid applying cosmetics immediately after use
Wear sunscreen daily. It should be skincare second nature, but just in case you weren’t aware, it is the best daily anti-ager in your arsenal. Find one with at least a 15+ protection and reapply as necessary throughout the day and/or before prolonged UVA/UVB exposure.
Also make sure to use an organic gentle daily cleanser.
The word “collagen” comes from the Greek word “kola”, which means glue. Collagen is indeed the “glue” that holds our tissues together, as it is the main structural protein in the extracellular matrix in our connective tissue and makes up our skin and cartilage. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body.
We have 28 different types of collagen; each type is categorized by amino acid composition. Most collagen in the body is type one, and can be found in our skin, tendons, organs and interior of our bones. The body’s ability to produce collagen decreases with age. It is imperative that you obtain the building blocks needed for boosting collagen by eating a balanced diet of foods rich in protein.
Additionally, diets rich in fresh produce have been known to contribute to collagen production. With that being said, eating your fruits and vegetables is important for your body’s collagen production! Sun exposure, smoking, and a poor diet have been proven to decrease collagen production and are habits to avoid.
Benefits of Collagen
Collagen has many benefits for the human body, such as its ability to strengthen bones, promote skin and hair growth, and improve joint health. This makes sense given that collagen is one of the major building blocks of your bones, skin, and muscles. In fact, collagen has been used for years as fillers to plump lips and soften wrinkles. Collagen has become more accessible with emerging collagen supplements that are both affordable and easy to consume. Among the many health benefits collagen has to offer, here are three with the most evidence by research studies:
Muscle mass: 1-10% of all muscle tissue is composed of collagen. It is no wonder that protein such as collagen is necessary to keep your muscles strong and functioning. Researchers suggest that taking collagen supplements might promote muscle protein synthesis, which can stimulate muscle growth after you exercise. In a recent study, collagen supplements when taken alongside strength training increased muscle mass and strength more so than the placebo in the study. For people with age-related muscle mass loss, taking collagen supplements may significantly improve muscle growth and strength.
Arthritis: Studies have shown that collagen supplements may improve the symptoms of arthritis and even protect the body against the progression of the disease. Collagen has been known to help maintain the integrity of cartilage and improve joint protection. As collagen decreases with age, your risk of developing joint disorders increases. Taking collagen supplements may slow the aging of your joints and improve symptoms of joint diseases.
Skin: As you age, you produce less collagen. This leads to more wrinkles and dry skin. Studies have shown that women taking collagen supplements have an improved skin appearance and elasticity. Collagen is used in many serums, topical creams, and capsules to improve the skin’s wrinkles and lines. Many studies have shown that using collagen on the skin can slow aging and reduce wrinkles and dryness. Furthermore, taking collagen supplements may promote protein production that can help structure your skin, such as elastin and fibrillin.
This is just the beginning of the long list of ways you can benefit from collagen supplements. Collagen can improve your gut health, hair/nails, brain health, and weight loss.
When purchasing collagen supplements, look out for the following keywords: collagen hydrolysate, hydrolyzed collagen, and collagen peptides. In addition, be sure to purchase supplements from a reputable brand that uses high-quality ingredients.
Collagen and Your Skin
The newest skincare craze is collagen supplements. Collagen helps skin cells adhere to one another. It gives the skin strength, stretch, and elasticity. Collagen production decreases with age, which contributes to wrinkles and saggy skin. There are numerous studies suggesting that collagen improves the skin’s elasticity. However, many of these studies are small and uncontrolled.
Therefore, we need more research to determine if collagen is beneficial for the skin when taken in supplements. Given that collagen is a hot topic in the beauty industry right now, it will not be long until more research emerges giving us insight as to how effective collagen is for aging skin.
How to Consume Collagen
Collagen comes in all shapes and sizes. It can be found in skin serums, moisturizers, and creams as well as pills and capsules that you can take alongside your daily multivitamins. Collagen can come in a powder that can be put in your favorite foods, such as smoothies, salads, and more. It can be taken in the form of gummies or even as gelatin in Jell-O. There are some foods that contain more collagen than others, such as chicken, fish, nuts, beans, grains, and red meats.
The bottom line is, there are many creative ways to consume collagen. How you consume collagen does not matter as much as what level of quality of collagen you consume. Low quality supplements can be harmful. You must find high quality, reputable source of collagen supplements to ensure the collagen you are consuming is both safe and effective.
Harms to Collagen Production
Aging: Your body’s collagen production naturally declines with age. Taking supplements is necessary to maintain collagen in your aging tissues.
Sun exposure: It is important to protect yourself from the sun by using sunscreen daily, as sun exposure is associated with decreased collagen production.
Bad habits such as smoking: Smoking has negative effects on collagen production. Avoiding bad habits such as smoking can significantly improve your overall health, but especially your collagen production.
Poor diet: Having a poor diet has been linked to less collagen production. It is important to eat foods rich in collagen, such as red meats, fish, chicken, nuts, beans, and grains.