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Which Hydrosol Toner Is Best For My Skin?

Posted by Meredith Scarcliff on

Which Hydrosol Toner Is Best For My Skin?

  Our Toners and Hydrosols, packed with anti-aging ingredients, can be used on all skin types, according to preference, but are each targeted for specific needs as well. Sensitive and Dry Skin: Indira’s Lavender Hydrosol Toner does not contain any witch hazel or alcohol, making it the gentlest and most beneficial for skin that is overly sensitive, reactive, or very dry.   Lavender is naturally calming for skin and for mood, as well as being a gentle and effective skin balancer.  The DMAE added to this toner maintains a strong anti-aging benefit.  DMAE is especially talented in smoothing muscle contraction, extending the life...

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Setting the "Tone" for your skin

Posted by Meredith Scarcliff on

Setting the "Tone" for your skin

  Setting the Tone: 7 REASONS TO USE A FACIAL TONER Toners, the most misunderstood and skipped of all facial products, have come a long way and are not the harsh astringents we often associate with the name.  In fact, the words “toner” and “astringent” were most often interchangeable in the 1980s-2000s, both associated with that skin tingling, eye watering, chemical peel feeling.  I admit it; I put those alcohol-laden, camphor, peppermint, eucalyptus, clove concoctions directly on my skin as a teenager.  I would be more likely to clean my floor with them now.   We didn’t know any better; it...

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Making Sense of your Daily Routine

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Making Sense of your Daily Routine

  It took me decades to figure out what products to use, how to use them, why to use them, and most importantly, when to use them. I am glad I have a handle on it, having entered my 40s, but I admit, if I had not made it my job to know, I’d still be lost and might have gone back to water and lotion, leaving out the vital nutrients my skin wants and needs to stay healthy and youthful, just to keep it simple.   I love simple.  Let’s say that you get past standing in the facial care...

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Top Tips for Winter That Can Change Your Skin’s Life

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Top Tips for Winter That Can Change Your Skin’s Life

November has rolled in and winter is about to whip around the corner. That summer sun-kissed glow in the skin is giving way to what could soon like layers of dry birch bark peeling away, each week getting paler and paler.   You can see the evidence of evaporating humidity everywhere.  Even your hair begins to look like you rubbed it with a balloon for static (on purpose), before you tame it for the day. Oh yes!… here comes the “dry season”.   If you are using the same routine you did all summer or, worse, doing nothing at all, you are...

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