Are you a slap-on-and-rub-in kinda gal? Life gets busy and our mind runs in a million different directions at once, and let's face it, sometimes self care is the thing that get's lowest priority. But if you take a moment to slow down, practice a little self love and care, you just may notice these small moments create a calmer, more enjoyable space for you to reflect and set your intentions for your day.
Don't worry, we love to keep things simple too. We want to share a few powerful tips to incorporate into your skin care ritual that have given us the most youthful skin of our lives. The secret lies within the application of our formulas.
Meet two of our powerhouse products - Honey Dew Youth Nectar and Starry Eyes Brightening Eye Cream. These little gems are seriously concentrated formulas that transform and ignite the natural beauty of your delicate facial tissue. A fresh, healthy glow is the result of well cared for, naturally resilient skin and is your best defense against wrinkles, fine lines, dull and damaged skin.
Like A Butterfly Tap Dancing On Your Skin
Never heard of it? Tapotement is rooted in the Swedish massage technique used to wake up the nervous system and release lymphatic buildup. It's essentially a rhythmic tapping or patting that you can apply to any area of the body. Using a light version of this transformative technique helps to boost circulation and collagen production while delivering the formulas deep into the skin where they belong.
Application is absolutely key to get the most out of your skin care products. Abandoning these essential steps causes the beautiful, nutritive ingredients to sit on the surface of the skin, missing out on their glorious benefits.
Serums and eye creams are high-powered skin boosters, specifically formulated with concentrated ingredients with the ability to revive, increase the healing process and restore the beautiful essence of (deeply desired) healthy, radiant skin. We sometimes call them our "skin whisperers" because they are overflowing with antioxidants, AHAs (Alpha-Hydroxy Acids), skin brighteners and peptides, all acting with serious muscle to restore a beautiful complexion and make us glow!
1 / Activate your natural moisture barrier to restore a balanced, resilient skin tone
Place a small amount of Honey Dew on your fingertips and apply to the face and neck area with light tapping motions. Begin at the forehead and follow the bone structure around the eyes, cheek bones, nose and chin line, finishing at the neck and chest. This lovely tapping motion enhances the performance of your serum and drives the concentrated, vital ingredients deep into the layers of the skin.
2 / Firm the skin's natural contours to define facial structure
Complete the application with a light sweeping, upward motion, as if you are removing dust from your face, to aid in the definition of bone structure.
1 / Deliver skin boosting ingredients to heal, promote collagen production and restore elasticity
Begin by dabbing little dots around the eye socket where the eyebrow ends and finishing near your nose. Once you have a happy little train of skin loving dots, use two fingers to gently press them into the skin along the trail, following with a gentle tapping motion until the cream has married your skin.
2 / Improve the circulation of the eye area to reduce dark circles, puffiness and fine lines
Starry Eyes has a tingle that lets you know its lively ingredients are hard at work improving circulation – it takes its work very seriously ;) The combination of rosemary, rosewood and wasabi extract act as speedy delivery agents for all the ahhmazing ingredients (see list below) in this formulation to increase healing, boost collagen and elastin, fight free radicals, smooth fine lines and diminish dark circles. Wow. Wow. WOW!
Be careful not to aggressively rub or massage the eye area this can stretch and damage your delicate eye skin causing the opposite effect you're looking for.
BEAUTY TIP / Starry Eyes can be applied freely around the mouth and nose area – works wonders for any area needing help with fine lines and wrinkles.
Who Needs Them?
For those between the ages of 20-30, incorporating a serum and eye cream into your beauty routine will give your skin a healthy foundation and serious longevity – you can thank us later!
If you are 40 and up, adding these powerhouse formulas can be true skin saviors – reviving dull lackluster skin, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles and restoring natural resiliency, strength, structure and texture.
Rooted In Nature, Grounded In Science
Listed below are a few of the powerhouse ingredients that are unique to these Good Medicine artisan formulas.
LARREA (Chaparral) / Problem Solver
Larrea has a unique assemblage of secondary compounds that have been valuable in medicinal and practical applications. The most well know is Nordihydroguirretic Acid (NDGA), a very powerful antioxidant with innate anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-protozoan properties. It wards off blemish causing bacteria, protects and supports a healthy skin immune system.
SAGE / Amazing Antioxidant
Sage is extremely rich in artimitin and Vitamin C. Its antiseptic and disinfectant properties combine with the antioxidant power of vitamin C to create a germ free environment where potentially harmful ions are reduced and free radicals prevented. It quickly soothes and calms irritated skin.
JUNIPER BERRY / Protection
Juniper berry stimulates circulation, purifies and diminishes acne, has a high concentration of flavonoids and polyphenols (your skin's new best friends). These bad-boy antioxidants not only scavenge for free radicals, they also protect and boosts your skin's immune system keeping it healthy, strong and glowing.
FRESHLY JUICED ORGANIC CUCUMBER / Skin Food
Cucumber juice is not only very high in antioxidants but also strengthens the connective tissues. It nourishes and protects your delicate acid mantle (the thin acidic film on your skin that keeps skin damaging impurities away), soothes irritated skin, reduces water retention and firms the skin.
FRESHLY JUICED ORGANIC POTATO / Antioxidant
Alpha Lipoic Acid (AHAs) is a very potent antioxidant and acts as a booster for other antioxidants as well. It readily helps prevent and combat fine lines and deep set wrinkles. This beautiful juice improves the skin's texture, brightens, firms and controls oil production for blemish free skin.
ORGANIC LECITHIN / Building Block for Healthy Cell Membranes
Lecithin plays an important role in maintaining the skin’s natural moisture barrier, which means your skin stays hydrated and maintains its plump youthful texture. More importantly, it penetrates deep, taking with it all the healing vitamins and antioxidants to the cell level. It contains Choline and Inositol for healthy cell growth and renewed skin tone.
PEPHA TIGHT / Improves Elasticity & Hydration
Purified extracts of algae combined with polysaccharides... how is this beneficial for the skin? The combination of these two are crucial for the repair and renewal of your skin’s moisture barrier. Extracts of algae increase cell regeneration of the protein elastin for improved firmness and elasticity of the skin. When combined with polysaccharides, it increases the skin’s natural ability to retain water and hydration – crucial for skin repair and renewal.
FRESHLY JUICED ORGANIC GRAPEFRUIT / Rich In Antioxidants, AHAs, Vitamin C & Retinol
Grapefruit juice evens skin tone, protects from free radicals, promotes the production of collagen and acts as a natural astringent for blemishes... all in the name of supple, smooth, clear, bright skin!
FRESHLY JUICED ORGANIC LIMES / Vitamin & Nutrient Powerhouse
Lime juice is a natural astringent that removes dead skin build up, reduces bacteria, tightens pores, controls over-active oil glands and brightens skin tone.
COENZYME Q 10 / Powerful Antioxidant
“Pretty” Ahhmazing antioxidant properties dig in and mend the effects of free radical damage and protect against UVA damage of cell membranes. It stimulates and protects collagen and elastin production which are both vital to the repair of fine lines and wrinkles. Ahhmazing!
MATRIX PEPTIDE / Collagen, Collagen, Collagen
This little beauty is extremely effective in healing damaged skin tissue by repairing and increasing the production of collagen and elastin. It works to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, leaving your skin plump with a healthy glow.