Simple Steps to Mindful Skincare
(Written by Morgan C.)
Thinking about upping your skincare game? We’ve got a new facial serum for you! Our new water-based Vitamin C serum is packed with ingredients to take skin hydration to the next level.
What are the active ingredients, and why have we added them?
The active agents in our new serum contain vitamin C-3, collagen support, and two types of hyaluronic acid. We know that sometimes skincare ingredients can feel like decoding an ancient language, so we’ve broken it down to make it stress-free for you. Vitamin C-3 is not the same as the vitamin C we all know. Instead, it’s in the form of ascorbic acid, a class of antioxidants. It has been known to support skin cell regeneration, brightness, moisture, and collagen. Not only does vitamin C-3 support collagen, but also…
The Syn-Tacks! This brilliant combination of two ingredients work together to assist the production of collagen, the most prominent protein in the body and the layer on the skin that makes us look young and full, helping with firmness, tone, softness, and elasticity.
The two types of hyaluronic acid used are the high and low molecular weight of Sodium Hyaluronate, the salt form of hyaluronic acid. The high weight, supporting closer to the skin’s surface, and the low weight to the deeper layers, helping penetrate the skin better. Hyaluronic acid is produced naturally in our bodies found largely on our skin, eyes, and connective tissues that slowly declines as we age. Not only is it known to support hydration, but also to be gentle and non-comedogenic especially to those with sensitive and acne-prone skin.
How do you use the serums?
One of the biggest questions we receive about skincare, is when and how to use serums! After cleansing, use a clean towel to gently pat until slightly damp, as skin is more permeable and can help retain moisture from the products used afterwards. Use 1-2 drops of our serum and lightly pat or massage in an upward motion onto your face and neck. Start with your Vitamin C serum, then repeat with our Golden Goddess serum for maximum effects. Let them set on skin for a couple minutes to allow ingredients to do their work before following up with your favorite face cream. We absolutely love to pair the serums with our Simply Radiant Face Cream, also made with hyaluronic acid.
Ingredients matter: Why everyone’s skin needs moisture
For those who have spent generous time searching for skincare products that fit your skin type, you’re familiar with that one word: Sebum – the natural production of oil on the skin. Whether you have normal-dry, normal-oily, combination, or sensitive skin, sebum plays a very important role in communicating with your skin's needs. Sensitive skin can be an aggravating type to find the right products for, so we’ve put a lot of thought and care into our processes to create natural, sustainable, and high quality products to help moisturize the skin to the best of its ability. That’s why we use farm fresh Goat’s Milk in our lotions and soap – It’s a leading ingredient we’ve added to a few of our products like our body mousse, lotion, and soaps. Rich in vitamins, minerals, probiotics, and fatty acids (specifically caprylic acid), it's been known to have immense hydrating and healing properties that target dryness, protect the skins healthy barrier, is gentle for those with sensitive skin, and still perfect for all skin types, as its pH is similar to our skin!
Our Simply Radiant Face Cream contains Goat’s Milk AND Hyaluronic acid for a deep moisturize and to promote healing, as well as other hydrating oils such as Babassu Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Kukui Nut Oil, and Tamanu Oil. Our face soaps, also made with Goat’s Milk for every skin type:
The Lavender with Clay is best suitable for normal-dry skin, but is still a great option for any skin type. Lavender essential oil has calming and moisturizing benefits to retain skin hydration, and Bentonite green clay is known to help remove excess oil.
The Charcoal & Tea Tree is our acne face soap for normal-oily skin. Activated Charcoal is an exfoliant that can help absorb the toxins that cause acne, and Tea Tree essential oil helps soothe irritation and promote faster healing with its natural anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral properties.
The Sensitive Face & Baby is unscented and perfect for sensitive skin, even babies! It’s made with 80% Olive Oil with added Colloidal Oats for retaining moisture and is gentle on the skin.
In our famous oil-based serum, Golden Goddess, we have included high quality plant-based ingredients that penetrate underneath the surface of the skin for ultimate moisture. Because dry skin tends to overproduce sebum, it can result in acne breakouts and irritation. Even those with skin that tends to produce more oils than others, that doesn’t mean you need to steer away from oil products, because sebum is crucial in maintaining healthy skin. When you strip away too much moisture to remove unwanted oil, you’re actually removing the healthy oils as well!
Neossance Squalane is the natural component of sebum that supports skin texture, flexibility, moisture retention, and healthy sebum production with its anti-bacterial properties. Rich in vitamins and fatty acids: Argan Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Broccoli Seed Oil, and Black Cumin Oil all support healthy sebum production, elasticity, and hydration. Also rich in vitamins, Seabuckthorn Berry Oil contains vitamins A, B1, B12, C, E, K, and P, that may help improve antioxidant levels and soothe dry, irritated skin. Camellia Oil and Calendula extract are also known to boost hydration and soothe irritation.
Rest assured, we have you covered for your skin-care needs and know you will love our serum combinations!