When my daughter was young, I wanted to work out of my house and not spend hours Commuting in a car, going to and fro from work.
I went to esthetician school and converted the granny flat in my backyard into a Mini Spa and did facials and other skin care procedures, for local business women.
It was challenging because there was lots of competition, and I was only a few miles away from the world-famous La Costa Resort Spa.
My business was different because I provided great skin care and a totally unique experience for my clients. My spa I was not noisy or crowded or full of other estheticians or clients. It was just my client and me.
Imagine coming to my spa and being greeted with a glass of champagne and a Belgian chocolate truffle. Your facial would have been amazing, with fruity smelling organic creams and toners and relaxing music playing in the background.
Why did I use organic skin care products?
Well for me it was important that I use products that were safe and non-toxic. That’s just something that I believe in. But products had to do their job and really work. If my clients didn’t see their skin improve, they would have left and I wouldn’t have a business.
When I had a new client I had to make their skin noticeably better within a week or two or they probably weren’t going to turn into a long-term client. It was the long-term clients that my business was built on, so it was absolutely critical that the products I used worked and work right away.
I ended up experimenting with several different brands of organic skin care products before settling on two or three brands that I used most of the time. I still wasn’t totally happy with them, so I decided to formulate my own line.
One of the things that my clients would tell me over and over again, is how much they love the smell of my products.
My citrus fresh toner was like the smell of a freshly peeled orange. The pumpkin peel smelled like a freshly baked sweet pumpkin pie with cinnamon and nutmeg spices. And the hydrating cream smelled like it was made from real, clean, natural ingredients and was really nourishing to the skin.
Skin care products are not created equal.
Not all organic skin care products work. Just because they are natural and organic and they are super expensive, doesn’t mean they are going wot work. A lot of the products you find in the store are next to useless.
Because they don’t contain the ingredients that heal and nourish and revitalize your skin cells. And let’s be honest. How many women really know what to look for in an ingredient list?
Most of the long names you can’t pronounce are there to add shelf life to a product or to keep the ingredients from separating or from losing their color. They are not the things that promote regrowth of healthy cells.
In order to have a product that makes a difference, the skin cells have to be able to absorb the ingredients and be able to use the ingredients. The toxic ingredients with long names are there to benefit the cosmetic industry, not your skin. They make sure the product can live on a shelf for 3 years without going bad.
Just like when we eat healthy, nourishing fruits and vegetables. These are the foods that keep us nourished and feeling strong. They help to provide us with the proper vitamins and minerals that our body uses. It is not the processed chemical additives that our body uses from the foods we eat.
It is the same with the skin. The skin needs natural ingredients that the cells can use to repair and grow. So if a product is mostly stabilizers and preservatives and not nutrition, it won’t help our skin cells to grow and be healthy. Our skin will not look any different because the ingredients are not helping the skin, they are helping the product have a long shelf life.
So do Organic Products really work?
Some of them do but many of them do not. For a list of ingredients to look out for that do really help your skin, read 3 Little Secrets to Great Skin Care.
If you want to find skin care products that really work and they are professional quality, you can visit my website, Hydrante.
What ingredients do I avoid?
- DEA (diethanolamine)
- MEA (Monoethanolamine)
- TEA (triethanolamine) These 3 are all restricted in Europe
- DMDM Hydantion & Urea (Imidazolidinyl)
- FD&C Color Pigments:
- Mineral Oil
- Para-Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA
- Polyethylene Glycol (PEG)