Ingredient Spotlight: Prickly Pear Seed Oil

This week is the first, of what will be a monthly addition to the blog, Ingredient Spotlight post.  We'll take an in depth look at one ingredient, talk about it's benefits and then I'll show you a selection of products at varying price points that contain the ingredient.  My goal is to empower all of you to better understand the ingredient list on your products and truly know what you're putting on your skin.

I recently started using The Everything Oil from Carter & Jane and was shocked by how transformative this product was to my skin.  It left me instantly hydrated, glowing and with significantly less inflammation (something I'm continually battling).  The Everything Oil is Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil paired with their propriety A3 Concentrate - a blend of organic Avocado oil, Sweet Almond Oil and Aloe Vera.  The A3 Concentrate intensifies the amazing benefits of Prickly Pear.  

I've been so impressed with this product, that I thought we'd focus on Prickly Pear Seed Oil as the star of my first ever Ingredient Spotlight.

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How To Give Yourself an At Home Facial using The KINGA Ultrasonic Spatula

Have you ever wanted to prolong the results of your monthly or quarterly facial?  When you leave the Treatment room pores empty, skin glowing, don’t you wish your skin always looked so fresh?  Maybe your like me, my pores (especially on my nose) fill up with noticeable debris within days of a thorough extraction.  It’s the bane of my existence!  

What If I told you I had a solution for these problems, a way to extend the results of your monthly facial so you could have glowing skin longer?

This week we’ll be talking about another one of my favorite multitasking devices, the ultrasonic skin scrubber or ultrasonic spatula - a device that exfoliates, helps products penetrate and can give you a mini lift.

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DIY Green Mask Recipes

I received a few requests to do a video about DIY Face Masks after last weeks blog post and decided to not only make a video but also make a blog post with DIY Green Masks Recipes.  

I've included two mask recipes.  One is incredibly moisturizing and nourishing, while the other is a stimulating treatment full of phyto-nutrients that doubles as an amazing scrub.

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Cleansing Device Comparison: Clarisonic vs. Foreo Luna vs. QYK Sonic Zoe

Hopefully, at this point, we're all familiar with how important it is to cleanse your skin.  It is the foundation upon which your entire skincare routine rests.  Properly cleansed skin allows for effective absorption of skincare products like serums, toners and moisturizers. 

If you're still a little fuzzy on all of the benefits, watch this video to find out why cleansing is so important.

So now that we are all on the same page, let me ask you a question.  If you had the ability to cleanse your skin more effectively, optimizing your whole cleansing experience, wouldn't you go out of your way to do so? I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say, YES!

Using a cleansing device is the most effective way to cleanse your skin.  It is exponentially more efficient than cleansing with hands alone, removing up to 99.5% of dirt, debris and bacteria - all of the icky stuff that accumulates on your skin through the day.  But with so many different options on the market, which do you choose?

Lucky for you, your favorite organic esthetician is here to break it all down!

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