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The Nose Knows…For the Love of Aromatherapy

Many of you know by now of my love of oils.  Essential oils.  Vegetables oils both exotic and mundane.  Herbal infused oils.  Hydrosols.   Herbs and plants.  Aromatherapy in its many forms.  As humans, we have used plants as support for our bodies both as food and medicine since the beginning of time.  Our modern pharmaceuticals are often guided by and …

Lift off years with Korean Beauty Anti-Aging Solutions

These days, beauty treatments are being taken to the extreme.  Fat cells are being transferred.  Stem cells are shifted to new places to do their work.  Laser blaze away at the skin.  Almost always pain is part of the deal.  Most of my clients are curious but most are also put off by the needles, acids and lasers…. Enter some …

Peeling Pointers. Microdermabrasion vs. Dermaplaning

I’ve recently hit the mark of being in the skincare business for 16 years.  Yes, that’s right…16 years!  And I still love it every time somebody walks in my door for a treatment.  To celebrate this anniversary, I have added a whole load of treatments to my service offerings including more peels. Winter is the perfect time to peel and …

Sensitive Skin and the Test Patch

Have you ever excitedly slathered on a new cream only to have your face turn bright red and feel like it’s on fire?  Or maybe you applied your new serum, only to wake up with a red rash…or even worse, hives? Had new eye products ending with swollen eyes? And if you’ve ever experienced the itch of an allergic response, …

Take a skin type test before you jump on the BB Cream bandwagon

BB Cream is a form of tinted moisturizer made most popular through the recent worldwide explosion of Korean pop culture. We’ve all heard about the self-proclaimed health benefits and versatility of the product. For the wrong skin type, however, BB Cream could do more harm than good. One size does not fit all. The same goes for beauty creams, according …

Tick Tock Goes the Aging Clock

How do you feel when you look in the mirror?  Does it send you spinning into panic mode?  Who is that person staring back?  In our heart of hearts we are still 20 something…30 something.  My last birthday was my 46th, and let me tell you, there is now a woman staring back at me instead of a girl.  There …

Making the Case For Going Green with Skincare

Long ago I made the decision to provide “green” skincare in a “green” environment to my clients. This translates most largely as the choice of skincare treatment via plants and whenever possible, organic plants. Plant extracts, plant pulps, essential oils, hydrosols, etc. I’m lucky to live in the Northwest where there is a great demand for “green” living. Plants have …

The Beauty of Charcoal

In 14 years of skincare, I’ve seen quite a few trends in skincare come and go.  However, the renewed love for charcoals and clays is a trend I’ve always loved…and activated charcoal is back!  Applied externally, activated charcoal especially will ADSORB toxins.  This means that much of the gunk we don’t want in unhealthy skin sticks to the surface of …