Nail Polish, Is it Safe?

nail polishThe question of is it safe is always a difficult one to answer directly. For products like nail polish as well as current chemical processes ingredient replacement is one of the trends to improve safety. This is aimed at reducing exposure times to very harmful substances. Science is a living breathing thing and as more data becomes available more ingredients may be substituted and replaced, but for today keeping the toxic 10 out of our polish is an important decision for CL Nail Lacquers. Read Blog


What does Charcoal do for our skin?


We have seen the silly videos all over social media about the charcoal masks that don’t come off ? So why is charcoal important for our skin you ask? Charcoal pulls the impurities out of the skin while getting into all the nooks and crannies of your face to refine pores. Read Blog


From Sea to Spa…

skin care from sea to spaI’m sure many have seen the claims of the benefits seaweed holds but are they really true? Do they really contain anti-aging properties? Has the advertising been misleading? Seaweed has been used more and more in cosmetics because of its numerous benefits to the skin. Not only does this ingredient detox the skin but it contains added nutrients that our skin craves. Read Blog


Benefits of  Tamanu Oi

skin care tamanu oil

Tamanu Oils antimicrobial qualities, contains powerful bactericide and fungicide agents and is reputed to have wondrous wound-healing properties promoting the healing of psoriasis, burns, rashes and insect bites as well as solves some of skins toughest problems like acne, inflammatory conditions like eczema and rosacea. Tamanu oil can help prevent long term sun damage to skin and has a rich, woody-spicy scent. Read Blog


Benefits of Shea Butter

skin care shea butterShea butter is extracted from the nuts of the Shea tree, which grows in the savannah of Western Africa. In the hot Sahara or Savannah, Shea butter protects the skin from the sun and dehydration. The Egyptian Queen Nefertiti, who was magnificently beautiful, was said to owe her legendary beauty to the use of Shea butter. It has been used for centuries for its moisturizing, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. You can find Shea Butter along with Tamanu oil  in the Age Defying Cleanser to support healthy, supple skin. Read Blog


Benefits of Goat’s Milk

skin care goats milkGoat milk can truly benefit your skin’s health. It is wonderful for people with dry or sensitive skin, or conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.  Goat milk contains alpha-hydroxy acids such as lactic acid which help remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. As we age our cellular regeneration slows and dead skin cells are sloughed much slower than children. The turnover of our cells and the sloughing is what makes a baby’s skin so soft. Read Blog


Benefits of Calendula

Pot Marigold or Calendula is an amazing ingredient in our Complexion Repair Line. It is used to disinfect minor wounds and to treat infections of the skin including pustules. The antibacterial properties of this plant make it useful in treating acne and other skin conditions. The herb stimulates the production of collagen at breakout sites to aid in minimizing scarring. Read Blog


Benefits of Blueberry Seed Oil

The antioxidants and phytochemicals found in blueberry seed oil help to neutralize free radicals, which might otherwise damage skin cells, leaving your skin younger and softer. Blueberry Oil is light in viscosity and penetrates quickly, nourishing, moisturizing and helping to heal and treat skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Read Blog



Benefits of Green Tea

skin careGreen tea protects against sun (UVB) damage and environmental impacts on the skin. Because of the strong anti-inflammatory and vasodilation (increased blood flow) properties of green tea it makes it an excellent ingredient in body lotions and face cream. When you suffer sun damage, such as sun burn it will reduce the inflammation and increase blood flow to the area encouraging cellular repair quicker then if it is left on its own. We have found that green tea has a cooling effect on the skin giving burned or irritated skin instant relief. Read Blog

Where to Apply your Blush…

skin care HOW TO BLUSHThere isn’t one right way to apply blush, depending on your face shape, there’s a way for each of us to get the most out of our rosy cheek look. General blush rule: brushing on blush too far below the cheekbone, which visually pulls down the face, making you look jowly. Applied correctly, blush should look like, well, a blush. Rather than concentrating it on the apple of your cheek, brush it—sparingly—up along the cheekbone, Read Blog


Why am I having Acne breakouts?

Face Mapping final copyskin care acne face mappingAcne, breakouts, whiteheads … whatever you want to call them…they are annoying little pests. We strive for a clear complexion but sometimes our day is ruined by those pesky whiteheads and acne breakouts. Do you have breakouts that just don’t seem to go away? Breakouts that always show up in the same area? Has every product you have used not worked, except making your skin more irritated? Read Blog


Why use toner?

cl skin care Toner has become the key word over astringent in the new millennium. Toners range from gentle witch hazel to rose water, repairing, hydrating, restoring and balancing ph. The right toner can give your skin the boost it needs to stay healthy, younger, fresher, and clear from excess oil. CL Skin has the right Toner for you” Read Blog



Importance of Good Skin Care

Skin care Let’s talk about the importance of skin care and why you need it in your everyday life. Babies have smooth, soft skin that it wrinkle free and moist. Over time harsh elements in the environment wear on the skin making it dryer and tougher. With age comes wrinkles and sagging of the skin. Good skin care can slow down the harmful effects of time and the environment. Read Blog


How To Address Acne

skin care acneAcne sufferers, this is how I addressed my Acne… I realized that I needed to stay consistent with one line and let it do its job. I started using the Complexion Repair line in 2015. Before I was switching between 3 different moisturizers and cleansers. I couldn’t get my skin under control and I couldn’t afford or had the time to go to a dermatologist. As an esthetician I knew I needed to take the advice I would give to any of my clients. Stick with one line of products, use them regularly and your skin will thank you and you will see a difference. Read Blog


Witch Hazel, It Isn’t What You Think

complecion repair tonerSomewhere, “witch hazel free” started to appear on certain skin care products. Its one of those statements that makes you think why would anyone care if something was witch hazel free? Is this a marketing ploy or is there a genuine concern about witch hazel? Read Blog