askderm Blog — organic

An Inside Look into an Esthetician’s Nightly Routine

Often I am asked about the specific products I use, how often I use them and in what order. While my routine and the products that I use are geared towards my specific skin type (oily/acneic), there are still take-a-ways that anyone could incorporate into their routine. How I Cleanse at Night: A nightly cleanse is for removing makeup, bacteria and skin pollutants that may have adhered to the skin’s surface via your own sebum. Secondly, nighttime skin routines are for treatment and recuperation of the skin. Basically it is the most important time to wash your face. Never skip...

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askderm Welcomes Ren and Product Review

Ren, Swedish for “clean” is a UK brand, founded on the principals of using pure, clean and effective ingredients. 100% plant and mineral derived ingredients are the foundation of product formulation. Ren is free from synthetics; no petrochemicals, silicones, sulfates, phalates, PEGs or parabens. We are all well aware of skincare brands touting larger-than-life claims about “immediate results”. I have been in the skincare industry for over a decade and am often wary of these types of claims. Hearing of a “One minute Facial” seems outlandish, but this product seriously stands up to its title claim! It is very rare...

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Eco-Lover Gift Guide

Do you have anyone on your gift-giving list that prefers a more natural approach to life or skincare? Being eco-friendly for a skincare company can mean a multitude of different approaches: organic certification, use of natural ingredients, foregoing the use of synthetics, or choosing to use plant based ingredients, over animal based ingredients because they require less water in production. Brands may choose to use solar or wind powered manufacturing processes, sustainable farming and harvesting of ingredients, recycled packaging or non-toxic inks for labeling. “Green” business practices are better for us and better for our planet! Whether you are shopping...

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Sole Happyness Natural Loofah Scrub Soap

This exfoliating soap bar smoothes and hydrates the soles of your feet. It is made with natural ingredients such as the loofah sponge, a fibrous fruit, which is a biodegradable exfoliant. The scent is fresh and slightly citrus. Dry winter air leads to the loss of moisture in our skin and a scaly rough texture. In the winter months I prefer to do my own pedicures and foot care because I do not want to walk out of the salon in flip flops when the temperatures are chilly, or if there is snow on the ground. Exfoliating foot care products...

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Acure Quick Fix Correcting Balm Review

Acure has been rolling out new product releases over the past several months and none disappoint! This certified organic balm is a major multi-tasker and is perfect for anyone who is always busy & on-the-go, trying to streamline his or her products & skincare regiment, travels often, or is just looking to combat dry skin with an extra emollient product! This balm is very concentrated and you seriously only need the smallest amount! Just like with all the other favorites within the line, Quick Fix is: Gluten Free Sulfate Free Paraben Free Phthalate Free Cruelty Free Petroleum Free PEG Free...

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