Winter Skin Care: Face

Winter Skin Care: Face

As we prepare for the holiday season and ready ourselves for winter storms, we might need a little help. With our skin, that is. Chapped lips and dry, dull skin abound at this time of year. Lucky for us, regular exfoliation and moisturizing oils will do the trick.  Want to turn heads at the office holiday party?  Want to be the star of New Year’s Eve? Follow these simple steps to reveal your most beautiful self!

Step 1:

Get rid of those dead, flaky skin cells! Thoroughly exfoliate face, neck, and especially chapped lips with Egyptian Geranium with Adzuki Bean & Cranberry Facial Scrub

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ABOUT:

Integrate this step into your anti-aging regimen and prepare for a new depth of beauty. Pangea’s dual-action enzymatic exfoliation formula instantly bestows more glow by removing expired skin, speeding up cell regeneration and minimizing pores. Organic, ground Adzuki Beans create a soft yet effective mechanical exfoliator that gently polishes your skin while removing excess oil and dirt from pores. Pure Cranberry Seeds release powerful enzymes for another layer of exfoliation. Cranberry Seeds also have a perfect ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 fatty acids, which open the door for your skin to rapidly absorb its generous supply of antioxidants and nutrients. This deeply nourishing scrub is enhanced by oils of Geranium, Frankincense and Carrot Seed for an extra dose of cell regeneration and healing. Recommended for all skin types.  This purifying scrub provides gentle, manual exfoliation while its astringent properties help clarify and tighten pores. The ingredients nourish the skin with antioxidants and optimize cellular function. Certified to NSF/ANSI 305 by QAI / Gluten-Free / Vegan / Award Winning Product

KEY INGREDIENTS:

ADZUKI BEAN

Ground Adzuki Bean has been used in Japanese skincare for centuries. Geishas treasured it as their secret for smooth, soft skin, helping them to achieve a flawless complexion. Adzuki is a gentle, yet effective exfoliate. It deep cleanses without abrading or dehydrating, leaving the skin firm and smooth.

CRANBERRY

For centuries, Cranberries have been valued for their medicinal and antioxidant properties, and anti-aging benefits. Cranberry, a super-fruit, is classified as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, brightening, antimicrobial and anti-bacterial. The Cranberry is also known for its cellular renewal properties.

BENEFITS: Enzymatic exfoliants work to dissolve expired skin cells while mechanical exfoliants gently free them up to be rinsed away. Raw, ground-up adzuki bean has been used in skin preparations for centuries in Japan. It provides gentle, manual exfoliation while its astringent properties help clarify and tighten pores. Both cranberry seed and geranium oil offer skin-brightening attributes, which assist with reducing hyper-pigmentation (dark spots due to sun exposure and past acne breakouts). The ingredients in this Scrub nourish the skin with antioxidants that scavenge free-radicals and optimize cellular function, resulting in more radiant skin and increased cell turnover.

DIRECTIONS: Apply a nickel-size amount to your palm and gently massage into face, neck and décolleté with your fingertips, using upward circular motions and avoiding the delicate eye area. For full enzymatic potential, leave on for about 30 seconds, then massage for another 30 seconds. Rinse well with warm water. Use 2-3 times per week. Oily complexions will benefit from daily use.

AWARDS:  

  • Redbook 2007 MVP Beauty Awards, Best Scrub
  • ShapeYou GearAwards 2007, Top Gear of the Year Award

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Step 2:

Refresh! Spritz French Rosemary with Sweet Orange Facial Toner on face and neck.  Click here to watch our video for toner tips!

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ABOUT: 

Especially good for dry-to-sensitive skin, this award-winning formula contains a star-studded lineup of harmonizing, anti-inflammatory botanicals, including Marshmallow, which is renowned for its success in treating rosacea, eczema and dry, flaking complexions. It’s a well-kept secret that toner is the mightiest anti-aging weapon since downward facing dog. Pangea’s formula works with your skin to create the perfect pH — something that, if out of balance, leads to crow’s feet, sun damage and a tired appearance. When applied after cleansing and before moisturizing, this little bottle of wonder increases your skin’s ability to receive nourishment while simultaneously shrinking the appearance of pores. We recommend keeping a bottle with you at all times as a quick way to refresh, nurture and relax while also eliminating harmful impurities. Getting toned was never so easy.  Our toner completes the cleansing process by removing dirt and oil, refining pores, and preparing your skin to receive the benefits of our Facial Cream. Toner will benefit you most after cleansing, before moisturizing and is also great for spritzing throughout the day to refresh you and your skin. Certified under the USDA National Organic Program / Gluten-Free / Vegan / Pangea Organics Award Winning

KEY INGREDIENTS:

ROSEMARY VERBENON

Rosemary Verbenon essential oil is colorless or pale yellow, and has a strong, fresh, clear woody aroma. It is analgesic, antidepressant, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, astringent, cleansing, fungicidal, nurturing, regenerative, stimulant and tonic. It is known for stimulating new cell formation.

ORANGE, SWEET

Orange-specifically, Sweet Orange-refers to the citrus tree Citrus Sinensis and its fruit. Its properties for skin include: antibacterial, strong antifungal, anti-inflammatory, slightly astringent, cleansing, degreasing, lymphatic and circulatory stimulant, skin conditioning and nutritive (containing vitamins A, B, & C). The high content of bioflavonoids helps to strengthen the capillaries and tissues of the body. Emotional benefits include ease of: anxiety, disappointment, emotional and mental fatigue, hysteria, nervousness and tension.

BENEFITS: Harmonize and Hydrate. Toner completes the cleansing process by removing all traces of dirt and oil, refining pores, bringing the skin to balance and preparing it to thoroughly receive the benefits of our Facial Cream. Take your skin care regimen to the next level with this nurturing facial mist for use after cleansing and before moisturizing. Also ideal for use throughout the day to refresh, remove impurities and awaken your senses. French Rosemary & Sweet Orange Facial Toner delivers targeted herbal extracts that are ideal for dry to sensitive skin types.

DIRECTIONS: Following Facial Cleanser or scrub; close your eyes and mouth, mist face, neck and décolleté 3-6 times. Breathe deeply to enjoy the aromatherapeutic benefits. Best if used morning and night. For optimal results, follow with Italian Red Mandarin with Rose Facial Cream.

AWARDS: 

  • Natural Solutions “Beauty with a Conscience” Award 2009, Best Toner

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Step 3:

A drink for your skin! Slather Himalayan Geranium & Pomegranate Facial oil all over face and neck

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ABOUT: This truly unique combination of beneficial oils derived from organic vegetables, seeds and nuts nourishes, protects your skin and promotes timeless beauty. Rich in antioxidants, EFAs and vitamins, this potent, self-loving treatment is beneficial for all skin types and is especially healing for dry and mature complexions. If you only use one anti-aging product, this is it. A luxurious and complex blend of precious, plant-based ingredients, Pangea’s Balancing Oil delivers the most impactful, restorative and hydrating effects possible. Argan is rich with antioxidants and Omega-6 fatty acids. Because it absorbs so quickly, it radically boosts cell production, which is necessary in a true long-term anti-aging regimen. Helichrysum oil, otherwise known as Immortelle, speeds up skin cell regeneration, fades scars and can alleviate breakouts for those who are acne prone. Rose Otto is one of the most revered essential oils on the planet, and has an unparalleled ability to soften, smooth and breathe life back into tired skin. These are just a few players in an all-star lineup of the Earth’s most precious botanical extracts. Use on clean, toned skin by itself or combine with a Pangea moisturizer best suited for your skin type. We know you will feel transformed from the very first drop.

Certified to NSF/ANSI 305 by QAI / Gluten-Free / Vegan / Pangea Organics Award Winning

BENEFITS: We’re all looking for a little more balance in our lives. It’s the key to being at our best. Same holds true for our skin. It’s in this spirit that we created this Balancing Oil a truly unique combination of beneficial oils derived from whole, organic, cold-pressed vegetables, seeds and nuts. Rich in naturally occurring antioxidants, essential fatty acids and vitamins, it nourishes, protects and combats the signs of aging. Beneficial for all skin types and an absolute MUST for dry to mature skin, this treatment absorbs deeply to preserve intrinsic moisture and bring your skin into sweet harmony.

DIRECTIONS: Apply to clean, moist skin where needed: forehead, cheekbones, chin, neck and décolleté. Gently massage in upward circular motions. Stimulating these areas will increase circulation and allow deep penetration of active ingredients. Recommended: partial pump for combo to oily skin, full pump for dry to mature skin. Apply before or mix with Facial Cream best suited to your skin type.

KEY INGREDIENTS:

GERANIUM

Geranium’s action on the nervous system is pronounced; it’s a sedative with uplifting characteristics. Geranium is a stimulant of the adrenal cortex and can be used to balance the production of androgens or octoroons, such as during menopause. Described as a minty-fruity floral top-middle note with rosy undertones, Geranium oil is an important perfume ingredient, and one of the most feminine of the essential oils. Its properties for mind include: balancing, calming, cooling, refreshing, relaxing, soothing and uplifting. It promotes feelings of happiness and peace, and eases anxiety, depression, panic, stress and tension.

POMEGRANATE

Punica Grantum is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub or small tree. The extract that comes from the Pomegranate carries potent antioxidant properties. It is thought to beautify and improve skin health by neutralizing skin-damaging oxygen molecules created by pollution and ultraviolet rays. The essential oil is classified as an emollient, skin conditioning, skin protecting and surfactant. Pomegranate, which is rich in ellagic acid and ellagitannins, has properties that prevent collagen destruction in human skin cells, thus maintaining skin structure and slowing wrinkle formation. The interventions are also said to diminish the cutaneous inflammation associated with chronic UV exposure that leads to photoaging.

AWARDS: 

  • Better Nutrition Magazine “Best of Beauty” Award 2010
  • ShapeYou GearAwards Seal of Excellence 2009
  • Allure Magazine “Best of Beauty” Award 2009, Natural Wonders

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Step 4:

Get silky smooth KISSABLE lips!  Mistletoe, here we come! Smooth on Italian Red Mandarin with Rose Lip Balm. Then keep it in your pocket or purse for repeat applications

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ABOUT: Our Lip Balm contains healing oils to provide tremendous long-lasting moisture without that unwanted waxy feeling. Rich in vitamins, nutrients, and essential fatty acids, each Lip Balm contains powerful healing properties that are good for you, and good for your lips.  Organic Rose Otto is one of the most highly prized oils on Earth, revered for its ability to stimulate the heart chakra and create feelings of unconditional love. Red Mandarin uplifts and energizes. Organic Tamanu, Sunflower, Jojoba, Hemp, and Shea oils impart necessary fatty acids deep into the cells for total hydration and protection. The result is an exquisite, nurturing, petroleum-free lip balm that makes sure you are always at your most kissable.

Certified under the USDA National Organic Program / Gluten-Free / Pangea Organics Award Winning

KEY INGREDIENTS:

ROSE OTTO

Pure essential oil of Rose is one of the most wonderful and highly prized oils included in perfumery. It takes about 10,000 pounds of Roses to make one pound of essential oil, or 30 Roses to make one small drop of oil. This intensely sweet, woody, deep floral top-middle note with rich spicy and honey-like undertones is known as the queen of essential oils. One of the most feminine essential oils, Rose promotes unconditional love for self and others. Emotional benefits include enhancing: calm, compassion, confidence, femininity, fulfillment, happiness, healing, love, motivation, openness, passion, peace, rejuvenation, security, sensuality and sexuality, understanding and warmth. This uplifting oil also stimulates the heart chakra.

TAMANU

The dried kernel of the Tamanu tree’s large brown seed is cold-pressed to yield a thick, dark-green, slightly aromatic oil. Tamanu oil is rich in complex polyphenols, inophyllum, as well as calophyllolide, a natural anti-inflammatory. It is classified as analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-acneic, regenerative and wound-healing. Studies show that Tamanu oil is a significant healing agent because of its ability to produce new skin tissue and because of its anti-inflammatory, anti-neuralgic, antibiotic and antioxidant properties.

BENEFITS:  Free of petroleum and synthetics, our lip balm allows a unique blend of organic oils to sink into the skin, rather than sealing them off from moisture. Organic Tamanu, Sunflower, Jojoba, Hemp, and Shea oils deeply hydrate and protect lips from moisture loss while imparting naturally occurring fatty acids into the skin.

DIRECTIONS: For restoration and hydration, apply to lips and cuticles as needed.

AWARDS: 

  • Natural Home & Garden Editor’s Pick, 5 Best Natural Lip Balms
  • Natural Solutions “Beauty with a Conscience” Award 2008, Editor’s Pick

Make this a daily regimen or commit to at least twice a week and your face will be as soft as a baby’s bottom throughout the winter!

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