If it seems like it's been the longest Spring ever, that’s because it has been ... interminable. But we’re finally - FINALLY - rounding the bend and Memorial Day is on the horizon! And at long last, we’re dipping a toe into Summer. And with the temperatures starting to consistently climb, mother nature is giving us reason to shed our layers and slip (un-pedicured) into our sandals.
And if we’re swapping out our wool for linen and outing our feet, then it's time to lighten-up and seasonally-adjust our skincare too. Time to swap our moisture-chasing routine for the lightweight products targeted to keep skin nourished while keeping pores clear, and to correct for environmental and sun exposure. And time for a healthful, shimmery, sun-kissed glow!
A Balanced Start | Keeping skin balanced is tricky in summer and there are three things to keep in mind. You have to moisturize enough to keep skin nourished, but not so much that you break out. You need to consistently deep clean your pores without stripping your skin. And you have to defend and heal your skin from the stressful effects of the sun. Get a fresh-faced start in your morning routine with Soothing Herbal Face Wash. It’s a nourishing, foamless formula that cleans both deeply and gently with an infusion of cucumber, lavender, aloe, jasmine and vitamin E, leaving your skin petal soft and perfectly primed for your next steps.
Take Your Vitamins | Nourishing Youth Serum is a highly concentrated serum featuring vitamin C to help correct the effects of sun-stressed skin and protect against free radicals, one of the major factors contributing to early signs of aging. Hexapeptide-11, helps smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin’s elasticity while aloe and algae extract are natural hydrators. Vitamin E is used as a natural, lightweight moisturizer.
Brighten Up! | The newest member of our botanical family, Jasmine Vital Cream is an oil-free lightweight gel-cream features a highly concentrated version of our proprietary Jasmine Catalyst Complex™, formulated for hyper-targeted results. It uses super-charged red algae with polysaccharides for its natural water retention and renewal properties. Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) helps visibly improve dull and uneven skin tone, fine lines and enlarged pores while Calendula Montana Extract reduces inflammation and promotes healing. Jasmine extract gently clarifies, soothes, moisturizes and synergizes with antiseptic, antibacterial and antiviral properties for a radiant, sun-kissed glow.
Charcoal Mining | It takes two types of charcoal to get deep enough to absorb a summer days’-worth of pore-clogging oils. Our best-selling Dual Charcoal Detox uses Binchotan Japanese charcoal to absorb impurities and oil without stripping, while activated charcoal powder gently exfoliates to reveal fresher-looking skin. Potent botanical extracts - mango, pineapple, papaya and ginger - loosen dead skin cells for a natural brightening while jasmine and tamarind extracts help to soothe and rebalance skin. Padina Pavonica algae helps protect against environmental pollutants. The lightest touch of encapsulated jojoba oil melts upon application and helps to soften skin without clogging pores. The result is a deep - not parched - clean.
Beauty Sleep | Nighttime is a great time to help your skin repair itself from a day’s assaults with a nourishing formula that goes to work while you sleep. Smoothing Marine Cream aids in the natural repair process with the use of dehydrated algae microspheres to hydrate and a natural 5% sugar-derived glycolic acid to exfoliate. Atelocollagen helps to smooth fine lines, Glucosamine HCL helps protect against free radicals. Our favorite botanical, jasmine, along with yeast and coffee extract help to soothe, calm and nourish skin, all the while you dream of more sunny, summer days.