WHAT IS SNOW MUSHROOM EXTRACT?
(FOUND IN MAIN SQUEEZE HYDRATING SERUM)
Like hyaluronic acid, it pulls moisture to the skin when applied topically. Snow mushroom can hold up to 500 times its weight in water (half that of its hyaluronic acid counterpart) but it excels because its particles are smaller and can penetrate the skin more easily for intense hydration. Snow mushroom also contains polysaccharides, which, according to this study, are anti-inflammatory and increase the functionality of the skin barrier by preventing water loss.
Provides great hydration for all skin types
Immediately gives skin a plumped feel
Minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Provides long term moisture retention without clogging pores
Leaves skin feeling smooth and silky
The Skin Diva Exclusive Fire & Ice Facial, this seasonal facial is only available through February 2020.
Experience a results-driven, rejuvenating treatment that reduces fine lines and wrinkles, resurfaces and treats problematic skin, increases circulation and encourages cell turn-over. Look fresh and dewy without makeup! $85
WHAT IS COGAN GRASS AND LICORICE ROOT?
(FOUND IN POMEGRANATE ACAI ANTIOXIDANT SERUM)
Cogan grass is native to Asia and India provide long term moisturizing benefits. Get 24 hours of moisture without clogging pores. Licorice Root provides Skin-soothing and anti-inflammatory ingredients to even skin tone and heal post-breakout pigmentation spots.
Leaves complexion appearing more even
Protects skin against free radicals
Nourishes environmentally damaged skin
Leaves skin appearing smooth and hydrated
A results-driven, rejuvenating treatment that reduces fine lines and wrinkles, resurfaces and treats problematic skin, increases circulation and encourages cell turn-over. Look fresh and dewy without makeup! $85
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Sweaters and boots, crisp fresh air, the smell of pine, and hot apple cider. I love it all! My new favorite thing to do now that the temperatures are colder is on a Saturday evening have a fire in our fire pit and roast marshmallows with Robby Rob. It's our date night.
We recently added a new pup to our pack. I had this brilliant idea that we needed another dog...and baby makes 3. What was I thinking lol...but she is a real cutie! Her name is Luna which is short for lunatic because she's crazy. I have NEVER seen a dog with this much energy. Running around the house 100 miles an hour, jumping from one couch to another and then landing on top of Bart-O (to which he is not a fan of). Despite terrorizing our once peaceful home, we do absolutely adore her.
I hope this email finds you all well and my Christmas wish for you; may you always be surrounded by love and the things that make you happy.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
A glass of red wine a day may be good for your heart, but did you know it could also be good for your skin? Credit this to resveratrol, the anti-aging superstar found in red-grape skin. This antioxidant powerhouse boasts of antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties and has been shown to protect the skin against the effects of oxidative stress and sun damage. But drinking wine isn’t the only way to reap the protective, skin-revitalizing benefits of resveratrol. With so much research around this powerhouse ingredient, learn more about why it should be part of your anti-aging arsenal.
What Is Resveratrol?
Resveratrol is a type of polyphenol—or natural substances packed with micronutrients that can be found in plants—that is naturally present in grapes, berries (such as cranberries, blueberries and mulberries), peanuts, pistachio and cacao beans.
The skin and seeds of red grapes are the most abundant sources of resveratrol, which results in significant concentrations of this compound in red wine. A phytoalexin, resveratrol is produced by plants as a protective antibiotic to fight off fungal attacks, drought, UV radiation and inflammation.
What Are the Health Benefits of Resveratrol?
First studied for its effects and benefits on cardiovascular health, resveratrol has been shown to lower blood pressure and decrease cholesterol levels. Studies have also shown that the compound’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties can help protect the brain and prevent cognitive decline.
Experts have also studied resveratrol’s antitumor and anticancer properties. In a series of studies, it has shown positive results when it comes to fighting cancer cells by inhibiting the growth of cancer cells, changing gene expression and preventing hormone-dependent cancers from progressing.
How Does Resveratrol Benefit the Skin?
While much of the research around this “longevity molecule” has focused on its internal use, resveratrol has also been shown to be an effective topical antioxidant—fighting the good fight against free radicals. Antioxidants are essential in neutralizing these skin-aging molecules that are produced by the aging process and other factors such as UV damage, pollution and cigarette smoking. Resveratrol not only works against free radicals, it also increases the skin’s overall antioxidant effectiveness—to improve the look of fine lines, skin firmness, elasticity, hyperpigmentation, texture and overall radiance.
“Resveratrol has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal properties, which calm down the skin, reduce skin-aging and may keep [the skin] free of infections,” explains Kansas City double board-certified dermatologist Viseslav Tonkovic-Capin, M.D. Due to its antimicrobial properties, resveratrol inhibits the growth of acne-causing bacteria, as well as enhances the effects of the acne-fighter benzoyl peroxide. It also tackles acne inflammation and post-acne scarring by reducing redness, calming the skin and lightening dark spots, giving you a more even complexion. However, you may want to restrict your resveratrol regimen to the evening, as UV rays could render resveratrol much less effective.
Peel season! Cooler temperatures and lower UV levels make the fall, winter, and early spring the best time to do a chemical peel. Read below for more information on this rejuvenating skin treatment with little to no down-time.
It's also the busy season for parties and events. Check out Skin Diva's event reminders below and make sure to add to your calendar. We have lots of fun stuff in store!
Ok, seriously though, tis' the season... to express my gratitude for your loyalty and friendship. You make Skin Diva what it is and are the reason I LOVE MY JOB! I want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving.
We will be back at the Promenade Farmers Market on November 16th with lots of great items for gift-giving.
Bundle and save on your favorites from Farmhouse Fresh and more!
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