Category Archives: Organic Moisturizer

 A drop of Olive a Day Keeps the Surgeons Away!
Since ever, beautiful, glowing, healthy skin has been every woman’s wish. We know, beautiful skin means great general health, but in our modern age we do not have enough time to do the simple things to maintain our body health and best skin. Constant internal and external environmental stress can age us fast! Yup, then we go crazy spending on beauty products, surgery, laser presiders, injecting weird materials not knowing their influence on our health. We are so busy looking for results that we forget to look around us to see the natural product that nature has been offering, again, since ever! Even in ancient times women used it- it’s OLIVE OIL! If Cleopatra and Queen of Sheba were known for their beautiful skin, isn’t it enough reference for us?
 If you didn’t know, let me tell you a few benefits of olive oil and olive extract:
Internal Benefits.
  • Olive oil contains a wide variety of valuable antioxidants, such as Hydroxytyrosol, which is thought to be the main antioxidant compound in olives, and believed to play a significant role in the many health benefits attributed to olive oil; phenol, also known as carbolic acid and phenic acid. These antioxidants help to prevent cell damage (the common pathway for cancer, aging and a variety of diseases).
  • It’s a source of Vitamin A, which is important to our vision, but is also vital to other body systems and functions, as well as Vitamin E (it helps heal, repair and rejuvenate your hair, skin, fingernails and organs).
  • It will help moisturize your body inside and out, and protect you from harmful free radicals.
  • It is gentle on the digestive system and has been known to sooth ulcers. The ingredients activate bile secretion and the release of pancreatic hormones naturally.
  • Promotes a healthy heart. The oil has a high concentration of monounsaturated fats. These are the good fats your body needs, boosting HDL “good” cholesterol, and decreasing LDL, the “bad” cholesterol.
  • Reduces the effect of an oncogene. In laymen’s terms, this is the gene that will turn a healthy cell into a cancer cell. Studies have shown when a tablespoon of olive oil is taken daily it greatly decreases the risk of developing certain types of cancer.
  • It is a known blood sugar controller, making it very beneficial for diabetics.
External Benefits for Your Skin!
  • Apart from containing strong antioxidants, the body’s major defense against free radicals and oxidative stress, the oil is also hypoallergenic, in other words causes fewer allergic reactions, making it perfect for any skin type. It will improve the elasticity– the ability of your skin to stretch and then return to its normal state afterward.
  • When skin is dry, chapped, irritated the oil can be applied to your face, hands and feet, focusing on dry spots such as heels and elbows.
Depending on your needs you can pick an organic olive essence cream that will work for you. Here are some of my picks:
·       Organic Antioxidant DMAE 24K Gold anti-aging cream renowned for its face-lifting qualities. It firms, tightens, and tones sagging, fatigued skin.
·       Olive Essence® Organic Hand Cream will help protect your hands while making them look and feel younger. It will protect your skin against eczema, psoriasis, etc. 
·       Olive Essence® Organic Velvet Foot Nutrient is formulated for quick absorption to soothe parched feet and protect them from drying and roughness.
·       Olive Essence® Organic Body Butter will revive dry, tired skin and bring it to a luxuriously soft, silky condition. It will rescue the skin from harsh daily irritants such as sun, wind, hard water, and environmental pollutants.
·       Olive Essence® Organic Healing 24K Gold Nutrient has amino acids to help the skin recover from free-radicals and environmental stress caused by pollution, sun, malnutrition, and other environmental toxins.
·       Olive Essence® Organic Peptide Complex 24K Gold anti-aging cream is an optimum defense system against premature aging. Its unique oxygenated delivery system facilitates a timed-release distribution of ingredients through the use of high oxygen levels.
·       Olive Essence® Organic Eye Lift Serum with 24K Gold blends olive juice with hydrolyzed elastin, hyaluronic acid, essential oils, and plant extracts to nourish the eye area for a well-rested, refreshed look with minimized fine lines and wrinkles.
·       Olive Essence® Organic Facial Peel with 24K Gold is a safe anti-agingpeel that gently penetrates the skin to help renew skin cells for an appearance that looks relaxed and rejuvenated.
Remember, you can’t stop the time, but you can control aging. Be healthy and make the right choices. 

Organic Olive Essence Now Available in Whole Foods Markets

Certified Organic Olive Essence now available at select Whole Food Markets as well as http://www.homespacollection.com/.

Whole Foods Market Arroyo, Pasadena:
465 South Arroyo Parkway  Pasadena, CA 91105

Whole Foods Market West Los Angeles:
11666 National Boulevard  Los Angeles, CA 90064

And more store locations to come.

Need help deciding which Organic Olive Essence skin care products are right for you?  Find your skin care concern below.

Excessive Dry Skin or in need of a well-penetrating Night Cream?  Try Organic Essence Olive Gold Peptide Complex.  The intensive, nourishing agents provide hours of moisturizing benefits, thanks to powerful antioxidants that restrain the effects of free-radical damage and premature aging. http://www.homespacollection.com/olive-essence-organic-gold-peptide-complex-8

Slight redness? Try Organic Essence Olive Gold Healing Nutrient.  Combines olive juice, fruit extracts, and rich amino acids to help the skin recover from free-radicals and environmental stress caused by pollution, sun, malnutrition, and other environmental toxins.  Will help calm, and restore the skins natural pigment and moisture. http://www.homespacollection.com/olive-essence-organic-gold-healing-nutrient-9

Normal to Dry Skin?  Try Organic Olive Essence Gold Facial Day Moisturizer as a part of your every day skin care routine.  This unique, gentle organic day moisturizer pampers skin with natural, nourishing extracts and vitamins to promote soft, smooth skin that is well-hydrated. Works well on all skin types. http://www.homespacollection.com/olive-essence-organic-gold-facial-peel-6

Fine lines, wrinkles? Try Organic Olive Essence Gold Antioxidant DMAE.  Renowned for its face-lifting qualities, DMAE firms, tightens, and tones sagging, fatigued skin. The visible effects of DMAE Cream are quickly noticeable. Research shows that DMAE helps slow the natural aging process. http://www.homespacollection.com/olive-essence-organic-gold-antioxidant-dmae-4

In need of a gentle peel?  Try Organic Olive Essence Gold Facial Peel.  A safe anti-aging peel that gently penetrates the skin to help renew skin cells.  Top with Organic Olive Essence Gold Peptide Complex or Organic Olive Essence Gold Facial Day Moisturizer for maximum soft, smooth results. http://www.homespacollection.com/olive-essence-organic-gold-facial-peel-6

In need of an eye fix? Who doesn’t! Try Organic Olive Essence Gold Eyelift Serum to nourish the eye area for a well-rested, refreshed look with minimized fine lines and wrinkles. http://www.homespacollection.com/olive-essence-organic-gold-eyelift-serum-7

Dry hands? Try Organic Olive Essence Hand Cream.  This lush nutrient-rich hand cream is packed with natural shea butter, jojoba seed oil, and healing aloe to help restore your hands to their original youthful appearance and texture. http://www.homespacollection.com/olive-essence-organic-hand-cream-3

Parched Feet? Try Organic Olive Essence Velvet Foot Nutrient.  This organic foot lotion is formulated for quick absorption to soothe parched feet and protect them from drying and roughness. http://www.homespacollection.com/olive-essence-organic-velvet-foot-nutrient-11

In need of a good body lotion? Try Organic Olive Essence Body Lotion. This Organic Body Butter revives dry, tired skin and brings it to a luxuriously soft, silky condition. http://www.homespacollection.com/olive-essence-organic-body-butter-10
Even the body needs good exfoliation!  Try Organic Olive Essence Velvet Body Scrub.  Soft and gentle, this scrub removes impurities on the body’s surface to reveal skin that is smooth, healthy, and refreshed.  http://www.homespacollection.com/olive-essence-organic-velvet-body-scrub-12

Still can’t decide which products are right for you?  Contact our LiveChat to speak with a skin care specialist today at http://www.homespacollection.com/.

5 TIPS FOR HEALTHY SKIN

5 TIPS FOR HEALTHY SKIN
by Spa De Soleil

Good skin care and healthy lifestyle choices can help delay the natural aging process. Our skin is the largest organ of the body with multiple layers, old skin and dead cells accumulate and stay on our skin unless treated off. Healthy skin is key in revealing your real beauty.

  1. Adopt a skin care routine
Taking care of your skin doesn’t have to be a long process. Many people complain about not enough time in the day, but taking 2- 5 minutes a day pays off and the results are evident in the look of your skin. You can customize your routine to fit your available time and needs, choose smartly from endless products available. Determine what your main skin problem is first, what you would like to treat? Do you have aging skin? Hyperpigmentation? Any other concerns you may have.  Or simply want to adopt a routine to achieve over all healthy skin.

  2. Take off your makeup before bed
Did you know our skin is how the body rejuvenates and grows while we are asleep? Failure to remove makeup and impurities before bed has many consequences, none are pleasing for your skin. When you sleep at night, your pores open and the makeup you forgot to take off earlier that night goes into your pores and clogs them. This may lead to breakouts, sensitivity the following day and increase the size of your pores which will increase their visibility.  Also, it can be very damaging around the eyes, in drying out your skin. The area under and around your eyes are very delicate and drying out the skin in that area on a constant basis can lead to premature aging. Did you know at night cleansing your skin is the best time to treat your skin? Use specialty products to prevent fine lines, wrinkles, puffy eyes, uneven complexion, and slow down the aging process.

  3.  Protect your skin from the Sun

The most important way to take care of your skin is to protect it from the sun. Sun can cause many skin issues such as wrinkles, freckles, age spots, and rough, dry skin.  It can cause Hyperpigmentation (patches of skin darker then others, discoloration) and premature aging. Sun exposure can also cause more serious problems, such as skin cancer. No matter what skin type you may have, protection is important. Before going out into the sun (even if in the winter) put sunscreen on 30 min prior to exposure. This will help prevent sun from damaging your skin. Longer exposure to the sun needs reapplication.

  4.  Eat, Drink Healthy
A healthy diet can help you achieve the look you want and feel your best. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. Studies have found that eating a healthy diet with fruits, vegetables, antioxidants, whole grains, and omega-3 fatty acids can help skin keep its healthy glow and look youthful. Try adding the following foods to your diet: Fish, Nuts, yogurt, Pomegranates, Dates, Carrots, and red potatoes, as an example. Drinking 6 – 8 glasses of water a day can help clear skin, as well as adding other benefits to your health. Our skin is 90% water. Without the right amount of water to keep that level the skin becomes dehydrated. In fact, dehydration does not affect the skin alone, but the rest of the body, including the vital organs such as your kidneys and lungs.
Tip: Apple Cider Vinegar contains sulfur that naturally fights the effects of aging and acne. Put 1tsp of ACV in I cup of water and drink.

  5. Don’t Smoke, Drink Alcohol in moderation

Smoking causes your skin to look older by removing nutrients and oxygen from the skin, such as vitamin A. Those nutrients are important in achieving great looking and healthy skin. Also the continuous facial expressions you make when smoking may contribute to wrinkles. If you smoke, the best way to protect your skin is to stop.
 Effects of smoking are:
  • Makes the skin to look dry
  • Causes wrinkles to develop around the mouth the eyes
  • Stains skin and teeth
  • Causes premature skin ageing and wrinkling
  • Slows the progress of wound healing
  • Reduces blood flow to the skin
  • Pale complexion due to nicotine constricting blood vessels

Alcohol can worsen skin conditions like rosacea, and acne. It dehydrates your body from natural oils and liquids. It also depletes the body of an important anti-oxidant, Vitamin A, which is known to help promote the production of cell-building compounds in the skin.
 Effects of alcohol on the skin are:

  • Causes broken capillaries
  • Aggravates acne rosacea
  • Causes craving and loss of control and affects personal grooming and skin care
  • Premature aging
  6. Bonus Tip
SLEEP! Our skin and body rejuvenates and grows while we are asleep. The first sign of trouble may be those dark circles, puffy eyes and dull skin tone, try to get more hours of sleep and you will see results.
Tips to ease tired, puffy eyes: 
Lay or sit with your legs upright for better circulation. Put Cucumber on the eyes for 10 min, if those are unavailable you can use lavender or chamomile tea bags soaked in cold water over your eyes.

Moisturizer, the key to supple skin!

As the name suggests, moisturizer helps skin maintain its natural moisture which can be lost due to environmental, climatic or hormonal changes. It does this by creating a protective barrier on the outer layer of skin which serves as a seal to lock in the skin’s natural oils and help restore moisture that has been lost. The primary purpose of a moisturizer is to protect the skin from the various elements and to prevent further degradation of the tissues. As we age, moisture is lost and collagen in the skin breaks down which leads to sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles. Dry skin = wrinkled skin (to some degree or another).
Now that we understand the purpose of moisturizer and with a myriad of choices on the market, which one do you choose? Skin type is a definite factor when making your choice; but more importantly, “can your body absorb and make use of the product?” would be a better question to ask yourself. Many commercial skin care companies use ingredients that are not easily absorbed by the body and as a result end up working against your body instead of with it. The ideal ingredients would be USDA Certified Organic with no chemicals, which are easily absorbed by the skin – help assist the body’s ability to repair itself and retain moisture.
The next thing to look at is does it do anything other than just hydrate your skin? Well, keeping skin hydrated is half the battle to supple, younger looking skin but ideally your moisturizer would contain other properties that help smooth fine lines, wrinkles, help skin cells regenerate, neutralizes free radicals, etc., etc. Sound too good to be true?
With our line of USDA Certified Organic Olive Essence products we have done just that by using olive oil as the foundation for the line. Used for thousands of years as a routine beauty treatment, it has amazing influence on the skin when used topically. Some of the benefits include:
·       it’s high in natural vitamin E which helps the skin neutralize free radicals
·       it’s a natural antiseptic which keeps bacteria at bay
·       easily absorbable into the skin
·       assists the body’s natural oil production, without clogging pores
·       heals and refines for a smoother, younger looking complexion
Because olive oil is so versatile, it is beneficial to ALL skin types. With this classic, we have combined powerful anti-aging peptides, minerals and amino-acids to help skin not only retain its supple youth but to work with the skins natural ability to repair itself, increase cellular turn-over and prevent sagging, while smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
Choose from one of our four USDA Certified Organic moisturizers and see which one works for you – or use them all!