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Nighttime Mask: GLORI Release!

Nighttime Mask: GLORI Release!

"I woke up like dis." 

- Queen Beyoncé G.K. Carter

Nighttime routines are the most important part of your skin care regimen. The reason is because your skin recovers at night from the day and nighttime masks are an excellent way to help repair your skin!

When it comes to nighttime masks or cremes, you should look for ingredients that hydrate skin. For nighttime masks, look for ingredients like Cocoa Butter, Aloe Vera Gel or you can be a little more advanced with Collagen, Vitamin B3 and Hyaluronic Acid. 


Toners: What's the Deal?

Toners: What's the Deal?

Toners are some of the most misunderstood products in the skincare industry and this should clear up your questions. 

Toners can treat the skin for various skin ailments and conditions depending on the ingredients. However, all toners are supposed to have these things in common:

  1. All toners should contain a preservative because they are water based. Any product that has water in it, should have a preservative to protect the integrity of the product (prevent mold from growing.)
  2. Toners should be hydrating, never drying out skin or...


Are Preservatives Bad for Skincare?

Are Preservatives Bad for Skincare?

With the world of Organic Beauty & Clean Beauty evolving, some trends are there for good reason and others are ALL FLUFF & HYPE. So where does preservatives stand in this spectrum of trends?


I wanted to start from the basics before we get too technical. 


What are preservatives?

The definition of preservative is a substance used to preserve foodstuffs, wood, or other materials against decay. Preservatives are designed to kill fungus, bacteria and mold. While there are safer preservatives than others, it’s also important that regardless of what preservative...


Moisture Barrier 101

Moisture Barrier 101

Keep breakouts low by reducing how much toxins and dirt penetrates skin with a STRONG Moisture Barrier. 

Your skin has a Moisture Barrier that helps to keep free radicals, pollution, dirt and bacteria from penetrating deep into your pores and causing skin chaos!

So, what is the Moisture Barrier?

Simply put, the Moisture Barrier helps your skin to retain moisture and hydration - more specifically water. More importantly, it’s main job is to keep bad stuff out and good stuff in. This helps to prevent the skin from dehydration and repel...


Surprising Ways to Use Aloe

Surprising Ways to Use Aloe

While we all may be familiar with the ingredient and its' properties, many don't know how to use the ingredient.

When I use Aloe, I often use it on my body and skin to give my skin the needed hydration needed. One of my favorite things I use Aloe Vera Gel is to create Facial Treatments for my special #SelfCareSundays. 

1. Bentonite Clay + Aloe Vera Gel = Facial Care LOVE!

Hands down this is my favorite combo. One part detoxifying, one part hydrating. Having combination skin, it can be challenging to find exfoliants that can...