Let’s Face It 101 Part 4 – Skincare with Masques, Oils, & Shaving Products

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Masques Aren’t Just For Mardi Gras

Looking out from behind a mask is fun for Halloween or Mardi Gras or Costume Balls, but when you have fabulous skin, you won’t want to hide it! Using a facial masque on a regular basis will keep your skin soft, smooth, and oh-so-lovely. Use masques as advanced skincare to supplement your skincare routine. Quite simply, masques are fabulous for your face. Because masques provide an extra boost to keep skin looking radiant and fresh, you’ll want to masque once or twice a week.  Whether you want a deep cleansing or concentrated moisturizing, Essential’s Organically Preserved masques enhance any skincare regimen and help combat environmental pollutants to keep skin looking and feeling its best.

Great Masques for All Skincare Routines

Although masques are seen as an advanced skincare product, you won’t want to skip this step simply because you like things, well, simple. Masques are skincare’s secret weapon for creating lovely, hydrated, and beautiful looking skin. Using a masque is easy, and my favorite part is that in addition to great looking skin, I get 10 to 15 minutes of ‘time out’ from my busy life knowing I will like the results. As you explore the masques we talk about here, you’ll want to think about how you can incorporate them into your– or your clients’ beauty schedule.

Charcoal Crème Masque for mature skin has an amazing water binding capacity for maximum hydration. High in antioxidant properties, with organic rooibos tea extract, organic olive oil, organic jojoba oil, activated charcoal, and pomegranate oil, you’ll notice how soft and smooth your skin feels. Activated charcoal is the star ingredient in this masque, as it’s magnet properties attract and absorb dirt and oil away from your skin.

At Home Application of Charcoal Crème Masque

  • Cleanse and tone your skin
  • Squeeze a small amount of masque onto fingertips
  • Apply to cleansed face, neck and chest. AVOID EYE AND LIP AREA.
  • Leave on for 5-10 minutes
  • Rinse thoroughly with tepid water

Spa Application of Charcoal Crème Masque

  • Cleanse and tone your client’s skin
  • Squeeze a small amount onto fingertips or a fan brush
  • Apply to cleansed face, neck and décolleté. AVOID EYE AND LIP AREA.
  • Leave on for 5-10 minutes
  • Remove with a soft steamed towel.

Equalizer Crème Facial Masque is a highly nourishing masque, packed with antioxidants and other skin loving ingredients. This masque was created to boost youthful radiance, soothe, hydrate and condition skin. A luscious blend of organic aloe, organic olive oil, organic jojoba oil, hyaluronic acid, MSM, DMAE, rosehip oil, organic evening primrose oil, and calendula extract give this masque a lovely butter color and an oh-so-amazing feel.

At Home Application of Equalizer Crème Facial Masque

  • Cleanse and tone your skin
  • Squeeze a small amount onto fingertips or a fan brush
  • Apply to cleansed face, neck and chest
  • Leave on for 10-15 minutes and rinse off skin thoroughly with tepid water
  • Super Bonus!  This masque is a fabulous makeup remover

Spa Application of Equalizer Crème Facial Masque

  • Cleanse and tone your client’s skin
  • Squeeze a small amount onto fingertips
  • Apply to cleansed face, neck and décolleté
  • Bonus! Use around eyes and on lips
  • Leave on for 10 – 15 minutes
  • Remove with warm damp sponges or a soft steamed towel

Clarifying Facial Powder Masque is a fabulously versatile masque suitable for almost all skin types, depending on what you mix the powder with. Use a water-based liquid, such as tea, vinegar, or hydrosol to turn the powder into a masque. (I love the luxurious scent of  Rose Distillate added to this powder.) Select your mixer based on your goals – astringent, uber moisture, calming, soothing, or just plain fabulous smelling! This powder masque is full of green clay, activated charcoal, allantoin, zinc oxide, vitamin C ester, organic blue-green algae (sourced here in Oregon), DMAE, and tea tree essential oil.  Your skin will be soothed, rejuvenated, clarified, and refined.

At Home Application of Clarifying Facial Powder Masque

  • Cleanse and tone your skin
  • Mix equal amounts of powder to liquid.
    • You can use distilled water, yogurt, milk, vinegar, hydrosol or other liquids to create a fabulous detoxifying masque
  • Apply a thin layer to cleansed face, neck, and chest
  • Leave on for 10 minutes
  • Rinse off skin thoroughly with tepid water
  • Bonus! This masque is great as a spot treatment for soothing specific areas.

Spa Application of Clarifying Facial Powder Masque

  • Cleanse and tone your client’s skin
  • Mix equal amounts of powder to liquid. You can use distilled water, yogurt, milk, vinegar, etc. to create a fabulous detoxifying masque.
  • Squeeze a small amount onto fingertips or a fan brush and apply to cleansed face, neck, and décollete
  • Leave on for 10 minutes and spritz with Chaotic Skin Facial Astringent to aid in the removal of the masque
  • Remove with warm damp sponges or a soft steamed towel

Shaving and After-Waxing Products for Men and Women

Keeping skin smooth and soft is important whether you’re shaving your face or your legs or any other area. All of the organically preserved products we’ve talked about in the Let’s Face It 101 blog series are perfect regardless of gender. And so too, are these shaving and after-wax products.

Soothing Shaving Crème has fantastic nourishment and cleaning power! organic shea butter, organic coconut oil, organic sugar maple, organic calendula extract, cocoa butter, and multi-fruit extracts actually make your shaving experience something to look forward to. More crème than foam, Soothing Shaving Creme is not your father’s — or your mother’s, shaving cream. This non-foaming creme helps provide that oh-so-critical glide for a clean, close shave and beautifully conditioned skin Whether you’re shaving around your chin, or near your ankles, this shaving crème gives the ultimate comfort slide to soothe skin and combat nicking. Plus, with both aloe and alpha hydroxy acids to pamper your skin, you will be left with silky smooth legs or cheeks, for the rest of the day.

At Home Application of Soothing Shaving Crème

  • Wet skin
  • Squeeze a small amount into palms of hands
  • Smooth onto areas to be shaved
  • Rinse razor often throughout shaving
  • Rinse skin thoroughly
  • Follow with AHA Aftershave Lotion

AHA Aftershave Lotion makes an incredible finish to your shaving experience. Created with a combination of ingredients that work synergistically to leave your skin feeling smooth, healthy, and happy. organic aloe, organic sugar maple, organic jojoba oil, organic lemon extract, organic cranberry extract, MSM, hyaluronic acid, and DMAE all work together to soften and hydrate sensitive, freshly-shaved skin. The glycolic and alpha hydroxy acids aid in removing dead skin for leaving your skin feeling fresh and glowy.  Try adding a drop or two of the sweet, refreshing scent and tingle of peppermint for a little extra something special.

At Home Application of AHA Aftershave Lotion 

  • Squeeze a small amount into palms of hands
  • Smooth onto cleanly shaved areas

Spa Application of AHA Aftershave Lotion 

  • This product is excellent for after any waxing treatment but is not recommended for use directly on labia.
  • Use it as an after waxing treatment to provide nourishment to the skin.

Skincare and Haircare with Face, and Body Oils

The use of high-quality oils in beauty and skincare is a practice as old as the Sphynx and just as captivating. If you haven’t used oils in your beauty and skincare regimen, you will be so surprised by the luscious, indulgent, hydrating, and pampering experience using simple oil blends creates.

For those who want to embrace the natural, inherent scent of organic oils, Exquisite Face, Hair & Body Oil is your perfect choice. Pumpkin, cranberry, and pomegranate all come together to celebrate as one perfect face, body and hair oil blend.  This beautiful combination of oils is simple yet perfectly balanced for every skincare plan. Organic pumpkin, cranberry, and pomegranate oils, plus a touch of vitamin E to help stabilize! That’s it! But the wow factor on this one is unbelievable – it applies lightly, and cleanly, absorbing quickly without leaving any heavy, oily feel. Winter’s harsh weather doesn’t stand a chance at drying out your skin with this potent blend.  And it is incredibly versatile too, as a massage oil, a face and body serum, an oil facial cleanser, a smoothing hair oil, a hand and cuticle rub – the list is endless – what will you position it for?  Add Essential Oils, or keep it au naturel and fragrance-free.

If you like a little citrus, try Exotic Face, Hair & Body Oil to feed your skin, nails, hair, and spirit. This oil blend absorbs quickly to nourish and hydrate skin without clogging pores. This exotic combination of baobab, pumpkin, cranberry, pomegranate, grapeseed, and marula oils is an excellent source of essential fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins, and sterols. Any skincare routine will benefit from this oil. Created to help maturing skin appear more youthful and radiant, you can indulge head to toe with this oil. It works wonders on dry, brittle nails, too– you can use as a cuticle oil to deliver moisture and vitamins directly to fingernails, so they look shiny and healthy almost instantly after application. It’s best to apply cuticle oil daily for consistent results.

 

 

 

 

 

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