There is a lot of confusion around hyaluronic acid (HA) and where it is sourced from.
In the cosmetic industry, there are only 2 sources of hyaluronic acid.
It is either 100% synthesized in the lab (suitable for vegans) or it is sourced from roosters combs.
Our source of HA is guaranteed of:
no animal origins
no animal testing
Yet another healthy reason to use Aliven Gele’ on your clients!
Aliven Gele’. Made with love and intention in beautiful SW Colorado.
With skin care love,
Shari Rinaldi-Braund LE
I’ve been an Esthetician for 15 years and NEVER did I think one could go without a moisturizer.
WHY is this possible?
Dry skin is caused by many factors, one of them being OVER EXFOLIATING.
I was an exfoliation addict, seriously.
Sometimes twice a day for weeks. My skin felt rough, so I’d exfoliate. Does this sound familiar? Are you using a manual scrub? Clarisonic? Acids? Microdermabrasion? Is your skin feeling rough within days?
What I did not know back in my early days, is that manual exfoliation removes the barrier of our skin that contains lipids. The result: dry, irritated compromised skin that then becomes sensitive to products and to UV rays.
If the skin is 70% water, and we remove the lipid barrier that holds this moisture in, what do you think happens?
This is WHY we are so addicted to moisturizers.
When we remove the barrier, we actually allow moisture to leave the skin!
Keep in mind that 70% of the skin is water, which is why America as a whole is so addicted to moisturizers because the lipid barrier is constantly being removed, probably daily for many Americans.
I’ve had Viktoria Deann products on my shelf since February and have been using them on myself since. I’m finding that my barrier is repaired and I’m not needing a moisturizer except on rare occasions.
I’ve been gently exfoliating with POLISH once every 3 weeks just to get that polished feel and added firmness. It’s an enzyme, not a scrub. This product does not compromise the barrier.
Are you ready to give the Viktoria Deann line a try? My clients with dry skin are finding their skin feeling smooth and moist for the first time in years. This is HUGE!
I’m super excited to have this available for you. It’s so much more than a barrier repair line. It’s really an ART form for growing pretty, younger skin.
There are an array of serums I will strategically combine for you, to achieve lasting results we want for you.
Keep in mind these are non-inflammatory causing products (another conversation) and are free of harmful ingredients. I’m holistic, not conventional.
As one excited customer emailed after trying just a sample:
I finally used the Vitoria samples you gave me last night. Wow, I feel like I got a facial. ”
Yes, she purchased the LIFT KIT and PAD Serum after trying the samples 🙂
I’m available, just reach out!
Caring for YOUR skin, mindfully ~
Skin CARING Shari
What is Candida?
According to Dr Ben Johnson of Osmosis Skin Care: “Candida is part of a healthy bacterial population in the gut that overgrows and therefore becomes a source of toxin production. There are 56 strains and this means it could result in 56 different versions of disease. Some have multiple overgrown strains. Antibiotics, hormones (including pregnancy) and sugar promote it”.
What Skin Conditions Does Candida Create?
Forehead Acne: Small bumps or cysts caused by candida overgrowth in the gut. This will often be accompanied by acne on cheeks and temples.
Rosacea & Acne Rosacea on Lower/Middle Cheek Bone: Redness and/or acne in this region is from bacterial or candida overgrowth, ulcers, and digestive issues in the small intestines.
Rosacea on Lateral to Nose area: Redness next to the nose is caused by gastritis or H. Pylori overgrowth in the stomach.
Acne on Lower Cheeks/Jawline: Bumps or cysts caused by estrogenic toxins and testosterone imbalance. Commonly affecting the mid-face, neck, chest, and back.
Eczema: Eczema is the result of digestive tract inflammation often caused by candida. Infants/toddlers have it passed on to them by mom, others develop it from diet or antibiotic use.
Psoriasis: Also the result of digestive tract inflammation often caused by candida AND is emotionally driven. Two Harmonized Waters are needed for this condition.
What can Skin Caring do to rid my body of Candida and heal my skin?
~A special Osmosis Harmonized Water will rid the body of candida.
~NeoGenesis Two products heal eczema & psoriasis ( new product line I’m carrying) containing S²RM® molecules (stem cell released molecules) that naturally heal the skin, delivering nutrient-rich molecules to the areas of inflammation. By providing the best climate for healing, calming and hydrating the skin, areas of inflammation are reduced, allowing symptoms to subside.
~Osmosis Skin Care to heal acne and rid skin of scarring.
Healing the source and coming from a Holistic Perspective is what I’m all about. Excellent results!
Look into eating a Grain Free lifestyle, it’s healthier than Gluten Free. There are some delicious Paleo Cookbooks out there.
Eat/drink fermented foods.
Consult with your Natural Path Dr for specific dietary programs.
Book your appointment now and together we will create a program that is right for you!
You know I care about you,
Skin Caring Shari
The Word NEW ~ Do I feel Fear or Excitement
*This amazing blog is from Dr Kareem, and I wanted to share this with you ~ I find it powerfully inspiring.
“By converting any fear or ill-feeling I have regarding ‘newness’ to excitement, I am increasing my chances of enjoying what’s to come.
I am embracing the dynamic nature of life.
I am thriving, because I am proactively responding to each moment, instead of reacting from a deep, subconscious emotional space.
Enjoy the moment. Proactively respond to my environment and acknowledge new is the very nature of life. Every moment is new. Every experience is new. Every person I know is new, each time I see them.
Instead of holding onto past misconceptions about a person, friend, or family member, consider re-meeting them the next time I see them. Do the same for myself. Rather than hold onto a past story I’ve told myself about my life, my personality, my strengths or weaknesses, re-consider who I am and what’s possible.
Today’s thought exercise: what if everything I don’t like about myself no longer had to exist? Would I feel more free and capable of reaching any goal I have?
I am literally one decision — and feeling — away from taking my power back and living my best life. All I have to do is reach inside my heart and change my mind. Choose
Sent to you with love, compassion, and gratitude, Kareem “
Hoping you found this inspiring! xo, Shari
Have you ever noticed how hard we can be on ourselves?
The hurtful chatter in our heads as we tear ourselves apart with comparison? Or we have a destructive behavior that leaves us feeling less than who we know ourself to be?
If you are like me, then the answer is YES.
What’s so cool is that we don’t have to stay captive to our negative self talk !
We create our reality and our day, attracting to us situations and people that validate our words and thoughts. So what kind of experience do you want? What steps can you take to attract this?
Upon waking, think about a fun possibility you’d like to be for the day… For example: I’d like to be the possibility of happiness. OR…. I’d like to be the possibility of fun and playfulness.
By doing this, you create an energy around you that will then attract happy people. You’ll be open to having fun and being playful. It’s like setting your radio station antenna and dialing in to a certain energy field.
How about becoming aware of the blessing surrounding you…. I know you’ve heard this before, and here is a gentle reminder: Write down three things you are grateful for every morning.
Example: I am grateful for having eyes to see the beauty around me. I am grateful for having a warm shower. I am grateful for having a car that transports me safely to places I need and want to go.
Surround yourself with uplifting people. Compliment others, as everyone has something beautiful about them. Choose healthy and alive food. Exercise. Listen to music with great lyrics. Volunteer and help others. Do something nice for someone. Choose words that are powerful in a positive way. Stay away from gossip. Be kind. Say please and thank you.
Have a weekend full of love !
Skin Caring Shari
Drinking plain water can be a bit boring… Try infusing it with fresh fruit and herbs !
So how about a healthy and delicious alternative?
Fruit and Herb infused water, not only tastes refreshing and delicious but it is also nutritious and hydrating for your precious body and skin.
Use large glass bottles or jars with lids to make your infused water. There are pitchers available with inserts specifically for this purpose.
Use Organic whenever possible. Visit your local Farmers Market for the freshest!
Wash fruits and gently rinse herbs to rid soil residue & chemicals from surface.
Avoid any fruits & herbs that are bruised or too ripe, as that will affect the taste.
To obtain the nutrients, leave the peel on.
Remove the ingredients after about four hours for best results. (You can add fresh ones before serving for attractiveness.)
Always cut or slice the ingredients into small, thin pieces so they will break down more quickly. This also allows more flavor to be extracted due to the extra surface space.
Crush herbs or roots and tear or crush leaves. This releases their oils.
Loose herbs or flowers can be used with a tea infuser or cheesecloth for easy removal later if desired.
A Few Yummy Recipes for 24 oz Canning Jars
Strawberry Mint: 6-8 strawberries, sliced. 5-7 sprigs of fresh mint. Add water.
Super Green: ¼ to ½ cucumber, thinly sliced. ½ – 1 lime thinly sliced. 5-7 sprigs of fresh mint. Dropper full of chlorophyll concentrate. Add water. This is a beautiful green drink, especially in a green canning jar.
Cucumber Basil: ¼ – ½ Cucumber, thinly sliced. Fresh basil sprigs. ½ Lime thinly sliced. Add water
Very Berry: 6-8 Strawberries, thinly sliced. ¼ cup fresh or frozen blueberries. ¼ cup fresh or frozen raspberries. Several sprigs of fresh mint or basil. Add water.
Citrus Delight: 1 Orange, 1 lemon, 1 lime. Thinly sliced. Add water.
Watermelon Mint: 1 cup cubed watermelon. Several sprigs of fresh mint. Add water.
Herbal Delight: choose your favorite herb, crush several sprigs. Add water.
Cucumber Dill: ¼ cucumber, sliced. Dill to taste. Add water.
- Ginger Lime: 1 lime, sliced. 1″-2″ grated ginger root. Add water.
Whatever your tastebuds love, try it out! This is a delicious way to get your daily dose of hydration and a wonderful taste sensation.
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Who Wants Healthy Glowing skin ???
I Do! You Do ! We do !
Eat your Veggies! Why? Because the the pigment in the vegetables you consume will naturally add color and vibrancy to your complexion.
Dr Mercola says it right here:
“Courtesy of their higher water and phytochemical content, vegetables help produce that healthy “glow.”
“A study 3 from St. Andrews University concluded that people who ate three additional daily portions of produce for six weeks were ranked as better looking than those with lower intakes.”
“The cause for this improvement? The carotenoids pigments that give vegetables their red and orange colors also improve the color of your skin, rendering it more rosy and glowing.
Many vegetables are also known for their anti-aging benefits, helping firm your skin and combat wrinkles.”
Food really is important for healthy skin… Our skin reflects the health of our internal state.
Treat your skin kindly by eating a variety of rainbow colored veggies, & drinking clean water. Try adding a sprig of your favorite herb to your water for a refreshing and lovely drinking experience. My favorite is Cucumber Dill Water…. Cheers!
Live Passionately, Skin Caring Shari
It Was 1 degree this morning, burrrrr…
Cold, dry winter air takes a toll on our delicate lips.
Here’s a quick way to help remedy this right in your own kitchen ~
In a small bowl mix together : 1/4 Teas Coconut Oil with 1/8 Teas Sugar. Apply to lips gently and rub to exfoliate and lubricate. Wipe off with a damp paper towel. Yummy !
For the finishing touch, try ISUN Antioxidant Lip Balm.
This amazing moisturizing, nourishing and protective lip balm is a gorgeous blend of enriching butters: avocado, mango seed, hemp seed, macadamia, aloe and kokam from India. Blended with our exclusive Emerald Sun Herb Oil and Himalayan Amazon Oil, your lips are bathed in phyto (plant) antioxidants, regenerating and calming nutrients. Concentrated carotenes in rainforest buriti fruit oil, give our lip balm a tint of color and provide natural UV protection the same as all the combined antioxidants in the balm do. The finishing touch no one can resist is a delicious aroma of cocoa and vanilla absolutes with just a hint of orange oil. YUMMY !
My lips love this routine and so will yours ~
Come on in for your ISUN Antioxidant Lip Balm today! Your lips will be happy you did…
I’m doing a HaPpY dance…
This morning I woke up to this email from MindBodyGreen (mbg)
Quote: “Despite the fact that we’re only two weeks in, I’m going to go ahead and call it now: 2016 is the year of hyaluronic acid. Even the New York Times agrees, deeming this the “second coming” of the acid’s popularity. (I don’t remember the “first coming,” but given that this stuff has been around for decades, I believe it happened.)
~ Allie White, MGC Editor
Why am I exceptionally HaPpY ?
Aliven Gele’s second ingredient is Hyaluronic !
Now that’s a lot of hyaluronic… we’re on to something awesome here!
Benefits of Hyaluronic in Aliven Gele’
Holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water
Hydrating, making skin moist and supple
Excellent conductor of electricity due to its water binding capabilities
Naturally occurring inside our body
Because it attracts and binds to water, it causes a slight plumping.
This plumping helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, giving skin a more youthful appearance
This subtle plumping increases volume, making younger looking skin
Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the dermis of the skin makes it even more appealing as a skin care ingredient
People are increasingly looking for products that contain natural ingredients that aren’t toxic and won’t harm or irritate skin.
The Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep database classifies it as an ingredient with a low potential for toxicity and gives it a high safety rating.
Non-irritating to skin
Does not leave a “greasy” feel to the skin.
You can use Aliven Gele’ as a Hydrating Serum
Simply apply a small amount around eye area to help hydrate and plump fine lines. Apply as a hydrating serum under other serums, moisturizers or masks.
In the treatment room, use it with MicroCurrent, LED, ultrasonic and any other device needing a conducting medium.
Aliven Gele’. More than “just” a micro current gel… A luxurious, nutritious, clean and healthy hydrating serum gele’. That’s a mouthful !
InJoy using Aliven Gele’ on you and your clients skin !
Cheers to Hyaluronic,
Skin Caring Shari
P.S. Questions: Shari@Skincaringservices.com
P.S. Please share this with your Esty friends who would benefit from Aliven Gele’. I sincerely thank you for helping share the good news!