Tuesday, 04 June 2013
The power of OIL ARGANIC! A unique multi purpose dry oil that is packed with a powerful cocktail of 8 skin healing Plant Oils that regenerate and heal damaged skin from ageing, sun damage, scars , stretch marks, wounds, spots, psoriasis and acne. This wonder oil can be used on skin, hair, and nails, to tackle very effectively a multitude of skin problems and concerns. Promotes rapid healing, noticeable skin rejuvenation, repairing skin damage from the sun and incredibly effective at tackling stretch marks and other skin imperfections. Fragranced with a subtle smell of Roses.
The main ingredient is the Moroccan miracle oil - ARGAN OIL. The Argan tree known as the “Tree of Life” offers amazing skin protection and healing benefits. These sun-protective, free radical scavenging and disinfectant properties are incredibly effective at reversing signs of skin ageing, healing minor wounds, spots, acne and other irritating skin conditions such as psoriasis eczema and dermatitis. Light enough to be used on the face, around the eyes to give an excellent overnight anti ageing facial skin treatment.
HOW TO USE:
Spray OilArganic dry oil onto the body for an all over hydrating and moisturising effect on the skin. It dries in instantly leaving no oily residue only a silky smooth look & feel to the skin. It can also be used as a pre cleanser to remove makeup - gently rub some of the oil over your face and wipe off with a wet facial wipe or cotton pads - feels gorgeous!
Moisturise every day with OilArganic after your shower to prolong your TanOrganic. To ensure a perfect finish to foundation mix a drop of OilArganic with your foundation. It will glide smoothly on your skin and give a lovely dewy finish. Spray some OilArganic in the palm of your hand and put through the ends of your hair to smooth out dry flyaway hair and help protect it from environmental damage or rub into your scalp and leave overnight to treat psoriasis or dry scalp. POUR a few drops of OilArganic into your bath for a blissful moment & hydrating treat for your skin.
OilArganic can be used on the hands to moisturise and on the nails as a non-greasy cuticle oil which will also strengthen weak and brittle nails.
Such a versatile product to have in your vanity arsenal
Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Organic Science. Natural Beauty. Cruelty-Free, Gluten-Free, Anti-Aging Skincare.
Inspired by nature and backed by science, SOPHYTO® is a breakthrough line of professional anti-aging, organic based, gluten-free skincare products previously only available through professionals.
All SOPHYTO® products are based in the advanced science of phytotherapy. This holistic approach to skincare harnesses the healing power of botanicals and other powerful bioactive ingredients to naturally
nourish and restore skin's youthful glow. Every SOPHYTO® anti-aging product delivers professional results, yet is formulated with pure, natural ingredients.
By working with your skin to naturally optimize pH levels and moisture content, SOPHYTO® helps all skin types to look and feel healthier and more radiant. Every eco-friendly product has been developed by green chemists to contain optimal levels of certified organic botanical ingredients. And the entire SOPHYTO® line is guaranteed to be free from artificial fragrance, colors and fillers, including parabens and processed nutrients.
UK Soil Association (Organic), NSF/ANSI 305 (Organic), Gluten-Free, Vegan, Cruelty-Free.
||Purifying Silken Cleanser
Natural Glycolic Foaming Cleanser
Marine Peptide Brightening Treatment
Dual Action Exfoliating Treatment
pH Optimizing Restorative Toner
Anti-Aging Antioxidant Serum
Multivitamin Facial Serum
Tocotrienol Super Skin Concentrate
Balancing Daily Moisturizer
Omega Daily Moisturizer
Anti Aging Care Kit
Daily Renewal Collection
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Getting too far under your skin, that is…?
In esthetics, when we talk about penetration, it is important to specify the level at which a particular substance can penetrate. The level of penetration of a cosmetic formula is directly related to its depth of action as well as the purpose/goal/aim of that formula.
Levels of Percutaneous Penetration:
- Contact: Where cosmetic formulas make contact with the outermost layer of the skin, the stratum corneum, but do not penetrate. Their main action is cleansing the skin and are easily wiped clean. All facial cleansers are considered contact cosmetics. Products from the Sophyto range with contact properties: Purifying Silken Cleanser; Natural Glycolic Foaming Cleanser; Dual Action Exfoliating Treatment.
- Impregnation: Where cosmetic formulas stay on the surface of the skin to protect them and/or provide color. These formulas should be easily removed and they do not penetrate the skin. Sunscreens and color cosmetics are some examples of impregnation cosmetics.
- Absorption: Where some active ingredients can make their way down into the 12th layer of the stratum corneumto protect them against the environmental aggressors. Day and night moisturizers fall into this category. Products from the Sophyto range with absorption properties: Omega Daily Moisturizer; Balancing Daily Moisturizer; Marine Peptide Brightening Treatment.
- Penetration: Where formulas of small molecular size, such as those containing fat-soluble vitamins and amino acids, can penetrate into the spinous and basal layers of the epidermis. Products from the Sophyto range with penetration properties: pH Optimizing Restorative Toner; Anti Aging Antioxidant Serum; Multivitamin Facial Serum and Tocotrienol Super Skin Concentrate.
- Reabsorption: Where a formula crosses the epidermis and reaches the blood vessels located at the dermal andsubcutaneous level in order to be distributed throughout the body. Substances with such characteristics are considered drugs and not cosmetics.
What’s the difference between a topical drug and a cosmetic?
- A cosmetic is a product that is applied locally and has a local effect.
- A drug (topical) is a product that is applied locally but has a systemic (further reaching) effect.
What’s the deal with penetration enhancers?
A penetration enhancer is, as its name indicates, an agent that improves percutaneous penetration of ingredients to provide fast and long-lasting results. While not all penetration enhancers are toxic per se, it is a fact that they make penetration of toxic/harsh chemicals even easier.
Commonly used penetration enhancers:
- Aloe Vera
- Anionic Surfactants such as SLS (toxic)
- Fat-soluble vitamins (Synthetic vitamin A is toxic – if Vitamin A is required, it should ALWAYS be applied in whole food form)
- AHAs & BHAs (pH disruptor)
- Micronized particles (toxic)
- Nanoparticles (toxic)
If a penetration enhancer is to be used, it is important to take two aspects into consideration:
- The penetration enhancer MUST NOT be toxic.
- Toxic/harsh ingredients MUST NOT be added to the formula.
As we said before, the so-called ‘selective permeability’ of the skin is not fail-safe. It is important to remember that several commonly used chemicals in skin care do end up in our bloodstream and are carcinogenic, genotoxic, immunotoxicants, endocrine disruptors, etc.
Facilitating the penetration of noxious substances would be a humongous mistake – one that could potentially be extremely detrimental to our health.
Via Sophyto Blog
Monday, 18 June 2012
Why you might need it:
as skin matures, cell turnover slows down. Exfoliants shift the dead surface cells, which can interfere with the absorption of moisturizers and make foundation look patchy. Blood circulation is stimulated and cell renewal accelerated.
Where, when and how:
if your current products contain a natural exfoliant such as Vitamin A , or, fruit acids for example, then an additional exfoliant may not be necessary. If the products you are using do not contain these active ingredients, or, if you suffer from particularly dull skin, exfoliate 2 - 3 times per week using gentle exfoliants such as Dual Action Exfoliating Treatment
which contains micro-fine amethyst powder.
DO NOT EVER use any of those nasty apricot or ground walnut shell products. Harsh exfoliants like these will make tiny scratches on your skin surface and compromise the natural barrier of the skin, thus inviting bacteria and infection.
try Dual Action Exfoliating Treatment
, it will successfully remove grease, debris and micro-wastes from the epidermis and improve circulation. Epidermis sloughing is achieved through the combination of finely ground silky amethyst powder, organic pineapple and cherry juice. Removal of this layer stimulates the lower skin levels to produce healthy, normal levels of skin growth.
Friday, 11 February 2011
The good news is that you can do a facial at home with very few ingredients and in just about 20 to 30 minutes.
You will need:
Eye make up remover
Cotton Makeup Pads
Skin toner or Spritzer
Before you start
Set about 30 minutes for your facial. Select the place where you will do your facial, preferably your bathroom and maybe when you have your mask on somewhere relaxing to lay down and relax
Make sure that you have everything that you will need in one place. This is a relaxing activity, so make sure you have everything handy and no last minute rushes.
• Submerge two cotton make up pads into cold water as you will use these later, to relax your eyes while the mask is on.
• Cleanse your Face: Do two cleanses using your skin Cleanser. Make sure that there is no makeup left after your cleanse. Clean gently around your eyes with the Eye Makeup Remover using a circular motion.
• Exfoliate: Apply your exfoliant with gentle circular movements using your fingertips. Rinse well with water.
• Toner: Apply toner on your skin using a cotton makeup pad. You can skip this process if you don’t use a toner or spritzer usually, but the toner is great for making sure all your make up has been removed as you will see it on the cotton pad after wiping over your face if you haven’t cleansed thoroughly.
• The mask: Select your mask according to your skin needs. If you have an oily skin, a purifying mask will be great. If you have dry/normal skin, or in the colder months, a deep moisturizing mask will be better.
• Apply the mask all over our face avoiding the eye area. Lie down if you like and put some soft music on. Place the cotton pads on your eyes that you prepared earlier. Leave the mask on for about 10 to 15 minutes. Relax and take a load off...you deserve it!
• Wash the mask off thoroughly with lukewarm water and apply your toner again.
• Moisturize: Finish your facial by applying your regular moisturizer and eye cream. If you are going to be out in the sun, apply sun protection as well. Your skin should be smooth and plump after your facial. Ready to take on the world again!
• Have a calming drink such as a warm decaffeinated tea or just plain water.
Depending on your skin type you may do a facial once a week. You should exfoliate twice a week if needed.