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Skincare101 Part 2 – Balancing Skincare Basics

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Let’s Face It 101 Part 2 – Balancing Skincare Basics

Most of us need a little balance in our lives. And some of us need a lot of balancing! Our faces are one area, though, where we can apply a little outside help to our skincare practice to quickly achieve the smooth, calm, and radiant skin that comes when you’re feeling balanced and looking your best.

Last week you read about caring for mature skin. This week we are going to talk about how to bring skin into balance.

As you did last week, you’ll discover in this blog the skin care products you and your customers’ deserve, and how to apply them at home or in the spa.

Skincare for Balancing Skin – The Equalizer Facial Line

Perfect for all skin types, this balancing regime—we call it the Equalizer Line, is packed with antioxidants, vitamins and an assortment of rooibos tea, white tea, and green tea extracts. After use, your skin is balanced, nurtured and radiant. Your skin will feel soft and smooth to the touch. Also, your skin is primed for makeup during the day, and sleep at bedtime.  And all the products in this line are preserved with our organic preservation system.

Step 1: Cleanse

Equalizer Cream Facial Cleanser – The Equalizer Cream Facial Cleanser is a gentle, hydrating, and replenishing cleanser for sensitive, normal and combination skin types. Your skin will reap the benefits of the massive concentration of super anti-oxidants. This cleanser has a crème texture, which leaves your skin soft, smooth, clean and nourished. Organic aloe, organic olive oil, lavender extract, calendula extract, white tea extract and rooibos tea extract have a soothing effect on the skin. Rooibos is a powerful player in the team of antioxidants this cream brings to your skin.  White tea is also a powerful antioxidant. You can use as is or add a little lavender, chamomile, or cedarwood essential oils to enhance your skincare routine.

At Home Application of Equalizer Cream Facial Cleanser

  • Squeeze a pea-sized amount into dampened palms.
  • Rub palms together.
  • Apply to wet face, neck, and chest.
  • Massage in upward circular motions with your fingertips, avoiding eye area.
  • Rinse thoroughly with tepid water and pat dry with a clean, soft towel.

Spa Application of Equalizer Cream Facial Cleanser

  • Massage a pea-sized amount- using effleurage, over entire face, neck and décolleté.
  • Ensure easy absorption by adding water or spritzing toner.
  • Use a steamed towel to remove traces of cleanser, or use a cotton pad dampened with USDA certified organic peppermint toner.

Step 2: Exfoliate

Exfoliants help remove dead skin. Exfoliating leaves skin soft and supple, enhancing a natural, fresh look.

Equalizer Facial Exfoliant is a balancing and soothing blend of aloe, coconut, jojoba, and olive oils. Using gentle, earth-friendly jojoba wax beads, this exfoliant leaves your skin so soft and supple. Transform this simple exfoliant by adding a blend of amazing Essential Oils such as lavender, chamomile or cedar wood to bring optimal balance to your skin. And don’t worry, these wax beads are natural and 100% biodegradable, and they won’t tear your delicate facial skin.

At Home Application of Equalizer Facial Exfoliant

  • Use this product every two to three days after cleansing.
  • Squeeze a dime-size amount onto your fingertips and rub gently together.
  • Gently massage in upward circular motions onto face avoiding eye area. Don’t forget your neck and chest.
  • Rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat dry with a clean, soft towel.
  • Follow with the USDA Certified Organic Peppermint Toner.

Spa Application of Equalizer Facial Exfoliant

  • Apply exfoliant with dampened hands to your clients’ cleansed skin.
  • You can choose to use this exfoliant under steam.
  • Massage the product evenly over clients’ face, neck and décolleté, concentrating on areas of concern.
  • Remove all traces of exfoliant with warm damp sponges or towels.

Step 3: Tone

Toners help the skin by balancing the pH, minimizing the look of pores, removing residuals missed during cleansing and preparing the skin to receive the serums and moisturizers to come.

USDA Certified Organic Peppermint Facial Toner  plays a critical step in the balancing of your skin. A cooling, organic peppermint extract helps revive, calm, and reduce the appearance of puffiness. Organic vegetable glycerin locks in moisture while organic willow bark extract soothes skin. Organic bilberry, organic sugar cane, organic sugar maple, organic orange peel, organic lemon peel and organic cranberries, deliver a broad array of natural alpha hydroxy acids. Peppermint Toner gently exfoliates, restoring the appearance of a youthful, glowing complexion. Plus it just feels wonderful.

At Home Application of Peppermint Facial Toner

  • After removing cleanser, thoroughly moisten a cotton round
  • Gently wipe over cleansed face, neck, and chest, avoiding eye area.
  • Immediately apply moisturizer before toner dries.

Spa Application of Peppermint Facial Toner

  • After removing the cleanser, spritz onto the face, neck and décolleté, ensuring to cover your client’s eyes.
  • Gently use tapotement to ensure the product is delivered to the skin.

Step 4: Serum (or what we like to say, nourishment)

Serums provide fast absorbing, concentrated ingredients to create beautiful, glowing skin. Always use a small amount under your moisturizer as part of your skin care.

Equalizer Facial Serum is a balancing, fragrance-free serum that soothes and nourishes skin.  This light and creamy serum helps balance and rejuvenate. Jojoba oil, shea butter, calendula butter, organic olive oil, and carrot seed oil create a luxurious, fast-absorbing serum. Your skin will love the vitamin C-rich rosehip oil,  as well as borage oil, and evening primrose oil– both rich in (omega-6) fatty acids, including linoleic acid (LA) gamma linoleic acid (GLA). This serum is amazing as is, or you might want to add some gentle, calming Essential Oils like lavender, Roman or German chamomile to help balance your skin.

At Home Application of Equalizer Facial Serum

  • Squeeze a petite, pea sized amount onto fingertips.
  • Massage onto cleansed face, neck, and chest.
  • Follow with Equalizer Facial Moisturizer.

Spa Application of Equalizer Facial Serum

  • Squeeze a petite, pea sized amount onto fingertips
  • Massage onto clients cleansed face, neck and décolleté.
  • Follow with Equalizer Facial Moisturizer.

Step 5: Moisturize

Every face (neck and chest, too), needs a moisturizer on a daily basis. Moisturizers’ primary function is to help keep all of the nourishing oils from your serum on your skin.

Equalizer Facial Moisturizer Indulge your skin with organic aloe, organic olive oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, organic rooibos tea extract, MSM, DMAE, hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, vitamin C ester, provitamin B5, vitamin A ester, and my favorite antioxidant hero, rosehip oil. Equalizer Facial Moisturizer is luxuriously divine, and not greasy or heavy on your skin. You’ll look and feel soothed, hydrated, radiant and refreshed.

And the best-kept secret? You can use this moisturizer as a body moisturizer., too.

At Home Application of Equalizer Facial Moisturizer

  • After applying your serum, wait two to five minutes so as to let your face absorb all of those fabulous ingredients.
  • Squeeze a pea-sized amount of moisturizer onto fingertips
  • Massage onto cleansed face, neck, and chest.
  • Allow to absorb before putting on makeup

Spa Application of Equalizer Facial Moisturizer

  • After applying serum to your client’s skin, wait two to five minutes or until the serum is fully absorbed.
  • Squeeze a pea sized amount onto fingertips.
  • Massage onto cleansed face, neck and décolleté.
  • Allow to absorb before adding primer or makeup.

“Free From” – Skincare Products You Can Trust

Your customers’ skin will look and feel amazing, and your customers’ heart can feel good about your use of Essential’s Organically Preserved products. They are all paraben, sulfate, phthalate, and gluten free. They are also free from petrochemicals, fillers, formaldehyde-releasing ingredients, propellants, or synthetic fragrance oils. All of our Organically Preserved Bases are non-toxic, vegan and never tested on animals, and small-batch crafted in our Portland, Oregon facility.


Next – Skincare for Chaotic Skin

Next week we share our Clarifying Skin Care line with a blog, designed for skin that needs a little extra help.

What’s your favorite skincare step?


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