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4 Reasons Why You Should Wash Your Face with Oil

No matter which type of skin you have (oily, dry, or a combination), it can be tricky to find products that are gentle and work well. But now your search is over! Sea Berry Seed Oil (also called Sea Buckthorn Oil) does an amazing job at not only cleaning your face of the nasty chemicals and makeup you put on it every day, but it also offers supreme moisturizing as well.

Here are four reasons why you should wash your face with oil to get some serious benefits for your skin.

1- It Dissolves Hard-to-Remove Makeup

Makeup has been formulated to stay put all day and night, which is great! However, come bedtime, this tough-as-nails makeup can be a nightmare to remove.

Rather than stripping your face using harsh chemicals, gently massage a little bit of oil on your face and you will find that your makeup dissolves right off. Even your waterproof mascara will wipe away with ease. This is due to a chemical reaction that occurs between the Sea Berry Seed Oil and the oils in your makeup.

2- It’s Gentle for Sensitive Skin

Sea Berry Seed Oil softens and strengthens the skin. Research shows it also reduces scarring, swelling, and inflammation. This is good news for those who sometimes find themselves suffering from sensitive skin.

Pure, high-quality Sea Berry Seed Oil has been used for centuries as a topical treatment to aid in the relief of rosacea, eczema, acne, dermatitis, and other sensitive skin ailments. Damaged skin will soon return to its natural, beautiful state when you wash your face with oil.

3- Your Skin Will Produce Less of Its Own Oil

When your skin has issues with oil over-compensation, acne tends to pop up. No one wants to deal with whiteheads and blackheads dotting their face! Even a tiny bit of Sea Berry Seed Oil patted over damp skin provides the much-necessary lubrication that will keep your skin from over producing its own oil. The clear face looking back in the mirror will thank you!  

4- You Won’t Need a Separate Moisturizer

For dry skin, it can be difficult to find an effective combination of face wash and moisturizer. Proper hydration of your skin is one of the most important things you can achieve because battling flaking, dull, and tight skin is not fun nor beautiful. When you wash with oil you get two products in one easy-to-apply step, giving you one less product you have to buy and apply.

 

How to Wash Your Face with Oil

Making a nightly routine of taking care of your face can be a relaxing way to end the day. Just follow these simple, soothing steps and you’ll be ready for bed in no time.

  • Soak a soft washcloth in running hot water and wring out.

 

  • Lay the hot, damp washcloth on your face and lay down while it cools. Repeat if you want more time to unwind.

 

  • Now that your face is steamed and the pores are open, gently massage a nickel-size amount of oil over your nose, chin, forehead, cheeks, and jawline. Do this for a full minute to allow the oil to dissolve makeup. Plus, the massage relieves built-up muscle tension.

 

  • Soak the soft washcloth again in hot water, wring out, and lay it over your face again.

 

  • Press the washcloth into your skin and gently rub off the oil and makeup.

 

That’s it! Your skin is now enjoying the many benefits of washing with pure Sea Berry Seed Oil!

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5 Skincare Methods That Are Better Than Botox

Botox is a well-known, popular solution for wrinkles and aging skin. What was once only found among society’s elite is becoming more and more commonplace with the average person, and attracts an ever-younger crowd. People even host Botox parties these days! But do we really know what goes into these wrinkle-filling injections, and are there better, more natural ways to achieve the same result?

What Is Botox?

The chemical’s actual name is botulinum toxin, a powerful neurotoxin that is actually quite poisonous. Injecting it into your skin restricts the release of the neurotransmitter called acetylcholine. This paralyzes the adjacent muscles, causing them to relax, which then smooths the skin above them and diminishes the appearance of wrinkles.

Proponents of Botox claim that it’s perfectly safe, referencing studies that have been done proving its harmlessness. The issue with these studies is that they’re only looking at the short-term effects. Some people experience problems with their facial muscles not functioning properly, such as drooping eyelids and crooked smiles. And many people can attest that you can tell when a face has been Botoxed–something about it just looks unnatural.

And some experts believe that Botox can actually lead to saggier muscles in the future–meaning more wrinkles–because by freezing the muscles, they may actually atrophy by not being in use.

The good news is that there are other, non-toxic alternatives out there. Here are some natural ways to keep your skin looking youthful, that may actually be better than Botox.

1. Apply sunscreen daily.

Instead of waiting to fix wrinkles after they appear, try preventing them in the first place! One of the best things you can do for your skin is to shield it from the sun’s damaging UV rays. Get into the habit of applying sunscreen on any exposed portion of your skin every day. If your skin does get sunburned or chapped, be sure to take care of it properly so that it can repair the damage. Being diligent with sunscreen use will make it easier to avoid unnecessary procedures like Botox.

2. Drink more water.

It’s something most of us learned in science class as kids–about 60% of the human body is made up of water. Because of this, staying adequately hydrated is incredibly important. This benefits your body in many ways, one of which is your skin–hydrating skin from the inside out helps it stay smooth and clear on its own.

3. Pick skincare products with naturally age-defying ingredients.

Coconut oil, raspberry seed, and sea buckthorn are all excellent for the skin. The benefits of coconut oil are widely proclaimed these days. It’s an excellent moisturizer that’s naturally antibacterial. Raspberry seed has natural SPFs to protect you from the sun, as well as being packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Sea buckthorn oil encourages cell growth and repair and boosts your skin’s collagen levels. It’s also rich in the hard-to-find omega 7, which locks in moisture and helps prevent and repair wrinkles.

4. Avoid aging habits.

Taking care of your skin means taking care of your body. A sugary, unhealthy diet causes blood sugar spikes, which leads to too much glucose that binds to collagen and elastin, and ends up prematurely aging your skin. Don’t smoke, avoid excess alcohol and drugs, and cut back on sugar. Instead, try to exercise regularly and eat healthily.

5. Learn about age-reversing nutrients.

Provide your skin with the essential raw materials it needs to boost cell growth, repair damage, and function at its best. Eating the right foods gives your body what it needs. Some foods with excellent skin-healing nutrients include apples, papayas, leafy greens (think kale, spinach, etc.), and berries, which are rich in alpha hydroxy acid (AHA).

 

With a few of these natural anti-aging habits under your belt, it becomes that much easier to say no to Botox.

How Sea Buckthorn Berries Help You Look Young

Native to Europe and Asia, the sea buckthorn berry has been used for over 1300 years as means of promoting health and wellness and promoting the appearance of youthfulness. Packed with vitamin C and vitamin E, these sea berries are also rich in nutrients, antioxidants, fatty acids, and other essential components that make them ideal for eliminating fine wrinkles and under-eye creases.

How sea buckthorn berry works

Originally used 13 centuries ago for medicinal healing practices and health and wellness regimens, sea buckthorn is a powerful oil with more than 200 beneficial nutrients which have proven immensely effective when it come to diminishing wrinkles and preserving a healthy, youthful glow.

The seed and pulp of sea buckthorn contain bioactive oils that are packed with vitamin E and beta-carotene which promote cell tissue regeneration and restore skin that’s been damaged by years of sun exposure, harsh products, and aging. By both applying and ingesting Sea buckthorn, whether it be via pure oil, face cream, cleanser, moisturizer, vitamin supplement, or juice drink, it can help delay the aging process from both the outside and the inside.

Some of the other major components in Sea buckthorn berries include:

  • Linoleic acid
  • Lycopene
  • Palmitic acid
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1, B2, and B6
  • Omega-3, -6, -7 and -9

Along with helping to repair damaged tissue that leads to fine lines and wrinkles, these essential elements also help to provide the skin with immense moisture while also helping to reduce redness and discoloration, fade blemishes, and repair scarring due to acne or other injuries.

By including sea buckthorn berry oils and supplements in your everyday routine, you can rejuvenate your skin cells and give your skin a protective barrier that generates and sustains a beautiful, youthful glow. Learn more about the history and benefits of sea buckthorn berry, here.  

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Loving the Skin You’re In – Look Good & Feel Good

STOP letting the date on your driver’s license define you! Regardless of your age, there is no better time to embrace your true beauty – from the outside and from the inside. It’s time to love the skin you’re in right now!

As a society, we go through cycles of being “image obsessed” and wanting to stay 29 forever to the other extreme of letting “nature take its course”. No matter the decade you currently reside in, the most important thing you can do is cultivate a positive image of who you are today. Everyday Health  suggests several tips on how we can look our best.

Don’t waste your precious energy or time worrying about how you looked or felt 5 or even 10 years ago. Think about how you look and feel TODAY and what you can do to look and feel your best NOW. After all, look good, feel good and feel good, look good. It goes both ways! Here’s my list of tips for making the best of what you’ve got EVERY DAY.

Feel Good

  • Take a daily sea buckthorn supplement (of course)
    • Sea buckthorn is a super fruit packed with over 190 bioactive compounds including omega fatty acids 3, 6, 7 and 9, over 60 anti-oxidants, vitamins, trace minerals, flavonoids, carotenoids and more.
    • Sea buckthorn is the worlds’ richest source of omega 7 which supports healthy function of many of the key systems of the body including cardiovascular, digestive, urogenital, and metabolic. It is also the key building block for healthy skin, hair and nails from the inside.
    • TRY SIBU’S OMEGA-7 PURE! One ounce a day as a straight shot or blended in to your favorite morning smoothie will boost both health and beauty!Exercise regularly
  • Exercise Regularly 
  • Eat a well-balanced, healthy diet
    • There are 5 food groups and more healthy options than you can possibly count. Get creative and DON’T DEPRIVE YOURSELF! Eat so that when you really want that chocolate chip cookie it doesn’t become a deal breaker. (hint: If your body is getting what it needs from healthy sources, you are less likely to crave that cookie.)
  • Drink plenty of water
    • There is controversy over the actual benefits that drinking a minimum of 64 oz of water/day can have on the skin. This article from the University of Wisconsin Madison explains very well the importance of staying hydrated – and it’s about more than just the skin.
  • Smile!
    • Not only does a smile increase your “face” value, it positively affects everyone around you AND it can boost your health!

Look Good

Some of you may have been blessed with amazing genetics and you don’t really have to do anything to have great looking skin. The rest of us however do have to put forth a bit of effort. That effort, if focused in the right areas and combined with all of the above, can really pay off. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind.

  • WASH YOUR FACE EVERY NIGHT BEFORE YOU GO TO BED!

Ok, I’ve gotten that off my chest. Our skin is exposed to so much during the course of our day and it deserves a nice, clean restful state to recover and prepare for what’s up next. A gentle gel cleanser or even a nourishing bar soap like SIBU’s Cleansing Face & Body Bar will remove the dirt, oil and impurities that collect on the skin throughout the day. Lather up before bed and your skin will thank you in the morning!

  • Skincare doesn’t have to be complicated to be effective

Maybe you’re in to the 10 step skincare routine – good for you! But maybe you prefer minimalism. It’s ok! The key is to find a routine that you can commit to and that fits in to your lifestyle. Taking care of your skin should be all about self love – cue the bubble bath and candles – and doing something that makes you feel (and look) better.

    • The skincare MINIMUM
      • Cleanse (we’ve already talked about this)
      • Hydrate: A good daytime face cream like SIBU’s Nourishing Face Cream can be used morning and night. This light-weight face lotion does a lot more than leave your skin looking and feeling great. Daily use will strengthen your skins natural ability to retain needed moisture. When the skins’ lipid barrier is strong, the skin stays looking and feeling good all day long.
    • The skincare “I WANT / NEED MORE” – If you are concerned with the signs of age that are creeping in around the corners of your eyes or the dark spots that tell tales of younger days in the sun, you might want to get onboard with adding a few key steps to your routine.  Here are some suggestions:
      • Facial Serum: a serum is a lightweight moisturizer that penetrates deeper to deliver active ingredients to your skin.   SIBU’s Hydrating Face Serum has Hyaluronic acid for that deep hydration and sea buckthorn fruit extract to provide vitamin C to brighten the skin and to help boost collagen production.
      • Night Cream: if your skin is dry and seems to be getting drier as you get a bit older, a night cream is the way to go. Night creams are richer in texture and provide benefits even beyond hydration. Rejuvenating Night Cream enhances your skin’s nightly natural repair process. Infused with cruciferous (plant) ingredients, it stimulates the skins natural cell renewal cycle. The skins ability to retain moisture is strengthened, fine lines and wrinkles appear smoother and visible sun damage is reduced with nightly use. Just like SIBU’s Nourishing Face Cream, the Rejuvenating Night Cream can be used both day and night if your skin needs extra hydration.
      • Eye Cream: The skin around our eyes is thinner and more delicate than they rest of our skin. Applying a specific eye cream to the eye area morning and night can help reduce the appearance of the fine lines and wrinkles in this area. SIBU Age Defying Eye Cream has sea berry and pumpkin seed oils to hydrate and firm the skin. Cruciferous (plant) ingredients go to work to lessen the appearance of dark circles and reduce under-eye puffiness. A little goes a long way with eye cream and you want to be sure and always use a gentle touch so as not to over manipulate this more delicate skin.
      • Facial Oils: I saved the best for last! A good, quality facial oil can be a game-changer in the way your skin looks and feels. There are a lot to choose from out there and we suggest you always look for quality, unadulterated ingredients to get the most bang for your buck. Sea Berry Seed Oil has been used for centuries as a beauty and healing oil. Packed with vitamin E and omega 3 fatty acids, this golden “miracle oil” helps reduced the signs of visible sun damage and fine lines and wrinkles. Be sure to use facial oils before lotions or creams and after lighter weight serums. I might also suggest alternating am / pm use with your serum.

So there you have it! You need to feel good to look good, and you need to look good to feel good.  It is possible and it’s all about YOU – right now! At the risk of sounding cliché, enjoy the journey, YOUR journey and love every part of it (wrinkles and all)!

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How Sea Buckthorn Oil Helps in Anti-Aging Skin Care

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There are numerous skin care products on the market aimed at retaining or regaining the skin’s youthful glow. But, many of these products are riddled with chemicals and other ingredients that can actually damage the skin even more. Sea buckthorn products are different, however, because the natural components actually help the skin to heal itself. Here’s what you need to know about sea buckthorn  and how it helps with anti-aging.

Omega-7 Fatty Acids

Omega-7 fatty acids are more abundant in sea buckthorn than in any other plant source. This fatty acid is an important contributor in tissue regeneration, which is what keeps skin healthy. The Omega-7 fatty acids found in a sea buckthorn supplement increase collagen production, which is not only good for the skin, but helps with hair and nail growth and health as well. A healthy amount of collagen in the skin reduces fine lines and wrinkles and keeps the skin looking youthful.

Anti-Oxidants

Sea buckthorn also contains numerous anti-oxidants like vitamin E, beta-carotene, and vitamins A and C. These antioxidants are vital in preventing inflammation and reducing or preventing acne breakouts that can leave the skin irreparably scarred and damaged. They also prevent skin dryness so that it’s more difficult for wrinkles to form.

Skin Ailment Treatment

One reason skin ages prematurely is because of the stress placed on it not only from the elements of sun and wind, but from skin conditions as well. Sea buckthorn has shown promising results when used to treat skin ailments like psoriasis, acne, rosacea, burns, and wounds. This is because flavanoids, palmitoleic acid, and high vitamin concentration are all present in sea buckthorn. These components all work together to reduce inflammation and help the skin heal naturally.

Additional Health Benefits

In addition to healthier skin, nails, and hair, sea buckthorn supplements can help in other ways as well. The nutrients in sea buckthorn help sustain energy levels and improve overall cellular health so you’ll feel better as  you age. Joint health is supported making it easier to be active as you age. Other symptoms of aging that generally cause aches and pains are diminished because of the anti-inflammatory effects of sea buckthorn oil.

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What You Should Know About Hyaluronic Acid Benefits For Skin Care and Aging

One of the easiest ways to maintain healthy skin is to moisturize. There are thousands of products on the market that aim to rejuvenate skin and make it appear more youthful by topically increasing the moisture of the skin.

While you may have tried many of these products before, you may not know that one of the best ingredients to use on your skin is Hyaluronic acid.

The thought of putting acid on your skin may sound scary, but you shouldn’t worry – Hyaluronic acid actually works to keep your skin moisturized from the inside out!

Read on to find out how this amazing acid will deliver anti-aging and youthful skin enhancing properties.

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid is an essential fatty acid that secures moisture and is already present in your skin. It is equally present in connective tissue, epithelial tissue, and neural tissue.

Hyaluronic acid plays an important support role to many areas of the body, but especially to the joints and the skin.

Hyaluronic Acid is very hydrophilic (water loving) and has miraculous water retaining properties.

Just one gram of this powerful skin moistening acid contains up to six liters of water! Hyaluronic acids works to retain water in the skin, helping it to appear more supple, healthy, and youthful.

How Does Hyaluronic Acid Benefit Your Skin And Minimize Aging?

Interestingly, the human body on average has around fifteen grams of Hyaluronic Acid at all times, but as we age, the amount within the skin begins to lessen.

Unfortunately as we get older, our skins moisture begins to drop as a direct result of the drop in the amount of Hyaluronic Acid.

Adding Hyaluronic acid to your beauty regimen can combat this drop in moisture and minimize the effects of aging.

Hyaluronic acid also has additional properties that benefit the skin such as protecting from harmful UVB rays, a major source of skin damage.

How To Use Hyaluronic Acid Serum or Cream As Part of Your Skin Care Regimen

While there are many foods high in hyaluronic acid, and although you can find it in supplements; when it comes to daily skin care routines, topical application is most effective.

Why?

Hyaluronic acid has the ability to permeate the outer layer of the skin, unlike collagen, thus boosting the elasticity and moisture of the skin.

Choose a Hydrating Facial Serum or cream for the most effective source of Hyaluronic Acid and apply it to your skin daily by patting a few drops all over your face and neck before following up with a face cream to lock in moisture.

Let us know if you’ve tried Hyaluronic Acid as part of your skin care routine before and how it’s benefited you. If you haven’t tried it yet, feel free to leave a comment with any questions you may have, we’ll be happy to hear from you.

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Sea Buckthorn Oil Benefits: Sea Buckthorn is Good for Your Skin & Face (Testimonials)

 

Does your skin need some extra TLC?

Sea Berry (sea buckthorn) Oil has worked  for skin when other solutions have failed. Even prescriptions.

Go ahead and read on….

  • Rosacea/Redness
    It makes me so happy I kind of want to cry- When I was pregnant with my second child my face skin changed. I had a constant rash on my cheeks. The dermatologist thought it was maybe Rosacea and prescribed Metrogel and Elidel. Both were expensive and neither made a difference. I had the rash for four years and hated how many people commented on how rosy my cheeks were. I read the reviews on here about this and figured it was worth a shot. I’ve been using it about a month. I just apply about 4 drops once a day after I wash my face. And my face really looks just about normal. I don’t feel ugly anymore. So, so happy.- Stacey W.
  • Age Spots/Wrinkles
    “My family members were amazed at how much better my sun damage and age spots on my chest, arms and legs looked. It took years off my skin, and at 70 plus that’s not easy to do. Please do not stop selling this product.”- London L.
  • Skin Tone/Anti-aging
    “I started using this and I got the first compliment on my skin in years. It was obvious that I was doing something that caused my skin to look younger….this was a total shock because my skin has looked rough because of the large pores. This product seems to be closing my pores and lightening the darkened skin around my eyes due to a burn from using another eye product years earlier.”- Daisy
  • Blemishes/Acne Marks
    “I love this stuff! It seems to get rid of brown spots and old acne marks. It also prevents acne. I’m not sure it gets rid of fine lines. Although it seems to soften fine lines but not completely get rid of them. I’ve used this for almost 2 months and I really love this stuff.”- Jennifer
  • Rosacea
    “This oil has been a miracle for my Rosacea. I apply a thin layer on my face before bedtime and also under my makeup every day. I no longer have any rash or bumps on my face. My face is much less red than it was also. Don’t confuse this seed oil with the sea buckthorn berry oil. The sea buckthorn SEED oil is the one that works on the Rosacea”.-
     R. Vermeulen
  • Scarring
    “Had an operation and was using what the doctor recommended and it was doing OK. When I switched to the Sea Buckthorn in 3 weeks my scar is almost invisible. I would recommend this.” – K Baltimore
  • Psoriasis/Dry Skin
    “I have psoriasis and dry skin on my elbows. After literally two days of applying this oil, the skin is completely clear! I LOVE THIS STUFF!”- Edgellin V
  • Acne/Rosacea
    “First off, I’m not a big believer in homeopathic remedies for medical problems. But I bought some of this oil after reading all the rave reviews about it helping rosacea. I have PP rosacea (not just the flushing kind) which is frequently mistaken for ‘adult acne’. My dermatologist prescribed a well-known face cream for rosacea (rhymes with it) as well as an antibiotic (which also rhymes with rosacea). The antibiotic was really the only thing that helped, being about 75% effective. The face cream was marginally helpful and stung slightly, which I worried was going to increase the redness. Even with the antibiotic, I would have break outs. Which lead me to the sea buckthorn oil. The results of applying it once a day before bed were pretty stunning. The break outs stopped immediately. It’s been so effective that I’ve now stopped the antibiotic and after 6 days, my skin is still clear. Like another reviewer said, I don’t think I’ll ever be without this oil now.”-
    Solar O.
  • Excessive Dryness
    “I’ve been using this oil for the last few weeks as a treatment for my hands for the extreme dryness this brutal winter has brought on. I am amazed by how well just a little bit applied just before going to bed relieves the extreme dryness. Well worth it.”- PK Mayer
  • Acne Breakouts/Scarring
    “I was a bit skeptical about this product, but I am very happy I gave it a try. I received it on Tuesday morning and used it Tuesday night, Wednesday morning and Wednesday night. It is now Thursday morning and my skin looks significantly better. I have breakouts and scarring from acne on both sides of my chin. As of this morning, that area is almost completely breakout free and the one breakout that remains is very small. The other benefit is that the scarring has already faded quite a bit. My entire skin tone in that area looks much clearer and even. I would definitely suggest this to anyone who suffers from breakouts and/or acne scarring. It pleasantly shocked me with its fast working benefits!”-
    Jennifer
  • Rosacea
    “I am amazed at how effective Sea Buckthorn Oil is in the treatment of Rosacea breakouts. I no longer have bumps and bleeding. The redness is lessening too. I have struggled with Rosacea for years, antibiotic creams were no longer working. I was a little skeptical when I started using it…but now I am a believer, and am spreading the word.”-
    Pam P
  • Wrinkles/Rosacea
    “My mom and grandma love this stuff. You can definitely see a difference in their rosacea. They love how smooth their faces have become. It has definitely smoothed out all their deep and fine wrinkles as well.”- Craig T.
  • Acne Spot Treatment
    “First off, let me start by saying that I don’t suffer from horrible acne. I get the occasional breakout and I do get a cystic acne breakout two to three times a year. This is the best treatment I have ever used. It really clears up my acne in a fraction of the time that most treatments do. I can actually have a very angry, irritated blemish and if I put this on a few times that day and then at night before bed, the blemish will be very flat and almost healed. I love it. I was skeptical at first about putting an oil on my face. But I have very dry skin so maybe it’s a combo of that and the fact that this is a healing oil that makes it work for me. I will always stay stocked up in this”-Marney
  • Dry/flaky/Rough/Red Skin
    “This oil is AMAZING. Seriously, it’s amazing. If you have any red, rough, scaly, dry, peeling, etc. patches on your skin, this stuff will do wonders, practically overnight!”- J.J.
  • Rosacea
    “I can’t remember why I first purchased Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil, but after using it for a few days, I realized that it improved my rosacea! I’ve been using this everyday now for over a year and my rosacea is completely gone! I tried everything and this really works! If I was going to a desert island and could only take one thing, Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil would be it!”- Katy D.
  • Anti-aging
    “I have been using this for 3 weeks now and have noticed a big change in my facial skin no more blackheads skin feels tighter wrinkles fading, red spider area on both cheeks are GONE and my brown spots on the sides of my face and neck are GONE. My skin feels so soft and looks incredibly different…Younger…I’m 53 years old….and the other day I was on skype with my daughter and the first thing out of her mouth was “Mom look at your skin it’s so beautiful no wrinkles and looks so pretty” I knew then this was the product for me…I will tell her in a couple more months of my secret weapon….”- Lisa K.
  • Eczema/Acne
    “This product used generously twice daily cleared up my adult acne like nothing else I’ve ever tried. I put it on under a moisturizer. I am also prone to eczema, and it has never caused a flare-up. LOVE IT!!!”- Sally