Hailed as one of skincare’s all-time superheroes with most dermatologists wielding it as their top skincare tool (- along with SPF, of course), retinol is one of the most effective ingredients in the modern skincare kit. It helps accelerate skin cell turnover, reduce inflammation, diminish hyperpigmentation, and stimulate collagen production, promoting smoother, firmer, brighter skin. In short, it’s one of the best ingredients to use in all anti-aging skincare rituals.
The more popular something becomes, the more people try to cheapen or 'dupe' it. The same goes for skincare. We’ve seen a rise in both interest and general knowledge of skincare routines, formulas and products, yet we continue to see clients who insist on creating DIY formulas for skin concerns that could easily be remedied with the right over the counter product. You may think that making your own products is the answer, but we’re here to (gently) remind you that it’s not. Though you’ll never catch us recommending lemon, honey and baking soda as a facial cleanser/mask, there is one frequently promoted ingredient that receives love from both professionals and DIYers alike, and that's Witch Hazel.
This might be one of our favorite new launches to date and it comes at the perfect time. We're right in the middle of winter, dreaming of spring flowers, pastel shades and dewy skin but we're not quite there yet. Here at Glo Skin Beauty, we are constantly developing new products to fit your needs, in addition to working on ways to update the products you know and love to produce even better results. Luckily, all of our new arrivals will put you in the perfect springtime mood- even if the weather outside says otherwise.
Throughout the past few decades, if you had oily and/or acne-prone skin, you were likely told to steer clear of any face oils or products containing oils in their formulas. Not only did this mean transitioning to oil-free formulas, it also meant incorporating harsh, drying astringents into your daily routine. The hope was that you would wake up to a balanced and blemish-free complexion but that was rarely the case.
For thousands of years, Green Tea has treated and healed tons of different ailments. Just one Google search of ‘Green Tea Benefits’ leads you to a very long list of perks, ranging from increased fat burning to heightened brain function to nourished skin and even a lowered risk of cancer. It’s true, Green Tea can be an incredible ingredient to include in your life. It should be noted, however, that Green Tea is NOT a miracle replacement for normal medicine/treatments.
We’re all about focusing on ways to improve our lives through resolutions this year, instead of making our lives more miserable by cutting something out. Skin care and skin health is at an all time high, so why not ride the wave and take on one (or more!) of our 7 simple resolutions you can actually keep.
When building a skincare regimen, it is essential to first determine your skin type if you want to see the best results from your products. Similarly, buying products that also address your unique skin concerns can drastically improve how you feel about your products. If you have oily, acneic skin, you’re likely going to hate a rich face moisturizer because it will exacerbate your concerns instead of alleviating them. Without knowing your skin type and skin concerns, it is almost impossible to choose the right products. Especially because there are some products that sound appealing even when they’re not meant for your skin type. If you fall for the benefits without considering your skin type you will be upset when the product doesn’t perform how you want.
We have a lot to thank Moms for: our good genes, our diligent skincare routine and the sound advice to never let us pluck our eyebrows too thin. Yet every Mother’s Day, it’s a struggle to find the perfect gift to thank them for everything they do. Instead of picking up a last minute card and floral arrangement, spoil them with something that will make them feel great about themselves, like a personalized skincare item or mineral makeup treat!
Easing the signs of aging is not a new concept. Take a look back thousands of years and you’ll see similarities in the focus on youthful, radiant looking skin. Here at Glo Skin Beauty, we focus on prevention as much as possible, but understand that for some, more than just prevention is necessary.
Multi-tasking skincare is a must have for those of us looking for products that deliver more. Having a core group of products with multiple uses is crucial for girls (or guys!) on the go, which is why we’ve rounded up our favorite multi-tasking products to combat all of your skincare needs.
One of the most buzzworthy beauty ingredients these days is Hyaluronic Acid. With so many women searching for a youthful glow, it makes sense that everyone--regardless of age and skin type--is turning to this stand-out ingredient.
Sometimes the best beauty ingredients come right from the ground, or the vine. Vine-Eco, an extract from grape leaves, is a stand-out skincare ingredient that has provided multiple health benefits for thousands of years. Used widely across the world, this essential element plays a huge role in managing and preventing environmental damage, as it is packed with a variety of potent antioxidants.
While you generally have one skin type, you can have multiple skin concerns. These conditions can come or go, change or advance. Zero in on your unique concerns by answering the following question, 'If you could change anything about your skin, what would it be?'
Do you wish daily that your skin looked younger? Aging can start in your 20s, or later in midlife depending on your habits and genetics. There are factors you cannot control, like hormonal changes, prior sun exposure, and genetics, but there are several external factors that influence how you and your skin age. It is never too late to take control of those external factors and start a healthy and skin conscious change for the better. Take these skin anti-aging tips below and place them into action today!
Nopal Cactus, found in Cyto-luxe Light Moisture, is used to fight inflammation, treat wounds, protect cellular DNA and increase skin’s tolerance. The stem cell from this plant is rich in antioxidants, including Vitamin C, polyphenols and catechins. The free radical scavenging properties have been demonstrated by in vitro tests. Applied topically, it will hydrate, help even tone, smooth wrinkles and soothe the skin.
Papyrus Leaf Stem Cell, found in Cyto-luxe Toning Mist, replenishes critical moisture to help maintain water content within the epidermis, restore skin’s protective barrier and prevent dehydration. It contributes to the creation of lipids within the uppermost layers of the epidermis to keep skin cells together, providing better protection against damage and reducing water loss.
Once you turn 40, your skin starts to show you signs of how it has been treated over the last four decades. Dark spots, wrinkles, and dryness will be some of your main concerns and there are some things you will want to add into your daily skincare routine to focus on repairing these signs of damage.
There’s no denying that somethings are just better together: peanut butter and jelly, movies and popcorn and Donny and Marie. We believe that, just like our favorite pop culture pairings, your skincare and makeup routines should compliment and bring out the best in each other.
For most women by the time you turn 30, the first signs of aging begin to appear. We’re not trying to scare you but this is the time of your life when you’ll really want to give your skin care habits an extra boost. Because your skin goes through several changes during your 30s, you’ll want to change your habits to reflect new concerns such as the appearance of fine lines and dull skin.
So, you’re in your 20s and are thinking about your skincare routine. For better or for worse, what worked for you in your teens most likely won’t work in your 20s, so you might have to change a few things. During this time in your life, it’s important to focus on products that keep your skin healthy, balanced and help prevent premature aging.
Most people agree that they would like to age as gracefully as possible. The changes you see as you age can depend on several factors like genetics and sun exposure, however; if you develop healthy skin habits, you might be able to focus on prevention more than reversal.