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What do you think of when someone talks about body oil? Many people may think of massages, because in most professional massages they use body oil. Others may think of the benefits that it has for your skin, such as how soft it can make it. Some may even view it as a remedy, since some scents can actually affect your moods and pains that you may be experiencing. Yet, there are still some people out there that have never used body oil, and have no idea how to use it and why they should use it. Well you are not alone, and I will help you through the process of selecting, how to apply it and what the benefits are that come with each use of body oil. As well as introduce a product that Clear Essence Cosmetics carries.

 

When selecting your body oil it is very important you can pronounce the names of the ingredients because some of those ingredients may be harsh on your skin. You also do not want one that contains alcohol, because the alcohol will make your skin even drier. The type that you should get should be a natural skin care product, meaning every ingredient should be natural. The reason you want this is because the less tampered chemicals that can damage your skin. You want something that can heal the skin and hydrate.

 

When applying the oil it is critical that you know a little goes a long way. The reason being, the oil is highly concentrated. When using it on the face you should use even less. However, it can be a great moisturizer for those with oily skin as a cream or lotion might clog the pores. A silky oil can hydrate without having to be massaged into pores. Also, if you decide to warm up the oil either in your hand or in a microwave, you must remember that the oil will become lighter and there will be more to use. When you have a bath you can pour some of the body oil into the water and soak in it; this will help keep your skin smooth and hydrated. However, if you don’t have a bath tub, you can simply apply the body oil right after you get out of the shower. Wipe off lightly with a towel and then apply the oil all over your body. Once you have all the areas you wanted covered, wait a few minutes to let it soak in. Since your body is still a little wet this will help hydrate your skin and lock in moisture which will make it feel amazing and soft.wellness-285587__180There are many different benefits that body oil brings to the table. One of these benefits is that it is cost efficient. Instead to buying lotion that will be gone sooner than you know it, you can buy body oil which well do the same effects, if not better on your skin. Yes, body oil may be more up front but since a little goes a long way you won’t have to buy body oil as frequently as you do for lotion. Also, it tends to be made from organic skin care ingredients; meaning that they are free from chemicals and are extracted from roots, fruits, flowers, and leaves. Using body oil for massages can help improve your health, reduce pain and decrease stress. The way that it can do this is by different and special blends of ingredients that are designed to target specific areas of the body. For instance, some can relieve stomach aches, improve circulation, or alleviate pain in sore or stiff muscles or joints. Some ingredients can also affect people’s moods. Rosemary enhances alertness while lavender restores restfulness, or jasmine which increases confidence.

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Clear Essence Specialist Skincare Body Oil

A company that has a line dedicated to natural ingredients for skin care is Clear Essence. Clear Essence’s My Natural Beauty Skin Tone Line has a body oil called Clear Essence Specialist Skin Care Body Oil. This body oil is a unique moisturizing body oil with Vitamins A and E and with our blend of lavender, rosemary and chamomile extract. Suitable for all skin types and skin tones. Ideal as a bath or massage oil. This body oil has a great smell and will leave your skin feeling amazing within minutes. For any questions please visit clearessence.com. And always remember, no matter what you are always beautiful.

 

 

As we cross the threshold between Summer and Fall, the heat of Summer begins to simmer away and make room for the cool breezes that Fall has to offer. Finally, we can escape our air-conditioned homes and absorb all that life has to offer us—like exercise. Sure exercise is great for the skin, keeping it tight and healthy while also cleansing and exfoliating your pores, but if precautionary steps aren’t taken, then you can end up with a variety of skin issues; like blisters.

We all know what blisters are; aside from making our lives a little more difficult, they act as signals to tell us when we’re treating our skin poorly. Whether it’s wearing the wrong sized shoe, applying too much friction to the skin, or accidently irritating the skin with heat or chemicals, blisters form. Regardless of the cause, a blister is the result of a damaged epidermis (the outer layer of the skin), and it acts as a defense mechanism to protect your body from infection by filling the damaged area with fluids to form the hard, blister you see today.

No matter what anyone tells you, do not pop your blisters. Instead, gently wash your blister(s) with a mild soap; such as Clear Essence’s Lemon Plus Vitamin C Body Scrub Soap, Complexion Soap with Vitamin E, or our Olive/Carrot Oil Soaps. After cleansing, apply an antibacterial cream in order to prevent and stop and infection from occurring. This method does work, but the best way to relieve yourself from the stress of blisters is to prevent them. You can do this by simply keeping your skin hydrated and healthy as often as possible. We at Clear Essence Cosmetics have many options to achieve this, but the simplest way to do so is using some of our thicker body creams such as our Olive Oil Body Cream or our Swiss Complex Collagen and Vitamin E Body Crème. Both are thick; which will cut down how often you apply lotion, and are basic; meaning that they don’t have harsh chemicals that may irritate your skin. Your skin is important to us here at Clear Essence, so if you have any questions regarding your skin or our products, visit us online at www.clearessence.com or contact us today!

No matter which way you approach it, learning a language is not easy. You can take classes, buy programs, and try learning from friends, but who really has time to learn a language? So if you can’t find a way to learn a language like Spanish, then how are you supposed to find a way to learn the language of skincare and cosmetics? Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Oxybenzoen, and Benzophenoe are all words which are more complex than most languages, but Clear Essence Cosmetics is here to help you learn the meaning behind some of the most popular skincare and cosmetics terms out there!

 

Hydroquinone:

For those of you that want to lighten your skin without bleaching your skin or getting too light, Hydroquinone is the answer. Does the name, “Hydroquinone”, scare you? With thousands of articles online and in print attacking Hydroquinone for being detrimental to a person’s health, I wouldn’t be surprised if it scares you; but it shouldn’t, especially when formulated in Clear Essence Cosmetics. Hydroquinone is an active ingredient that reduces the production of melanin in the skin, thus causing the skin to become fairer. Yes, in 2006 the FDA banned the use of Hydroquinone, but that is simply because it wasn’t being used correctly by doctors and companies around the globe. But soon enough the FDA became aware that in a less concentrated state, Hydroquinone is far less dangerous and just as effective. So this is why today, Clear Essence Cosmetics is here to offer you our skincare lines with 2% Hydroquinone so you can quickly lighten your skin without worrying about any damaging effects to your body or overall health. Our customer’s safety is a top priority for Clear Essence Cosmetics; which is why we test every batch of our product to insure that it is safe and effective. If you have sensitive skin; though, get a dime-sized drop of our product and rub it on your skin and wait 24 hours to see if any irritations arise. If one does arise, Clear Essence Cosmetics will gladly replace your product with something that is safer for your skin! Feel free to contact us today and we can consult you into having the best skin of your life!

 

Alpha Hydroxy Acid:

If you’re looking for unwrinkled, glowing skin without going through the hassle of visiting a dermatologist, then Alpha Hydroxy Acid, or AHA, is your solution. AHA is an over-the-counter treatment that has been proven countless times throughout history for being extremely effective; all without catching any negative attention like Hydroquinone has in the past. AHA is proven to be safe and does not take much more than some patience to get the results you are looking for. If this sounds enticing to you, then be sure to try Clear Essence Cosmetic’s Alpha Hydroxy Series. This is a skincare line specifically formulated with AHA in order to provide our customer with a cheap, safe, and effective way to combat dry, faded, and wrinkled skin. AHA does cause sensitivity to sunlight; though, so be sure to apply a SPF 10 or SPF 15 sunscreen after use. Be sure to go online and check out our products, or give us a call or email to try a sample of our product today!

 

Glycerin:

For many, Glycerin sounds like a chemical produced at an oil refinery, thus piggybacking a terrible connotation to an ingredient that is extremely safe and effective to use. In a basic definition, Glycerin is a light, organic, non-greasy fatty acid used as a lubricant and moisturizer, but why is it so effective? Glycerin is effective because of two characteristics: it’s highly hygroscopic and it’s a skin-identical ingredient. Being hygroscopic, Glycerin pulls water from the outside (humidity) and from the rest of your body. Pulling water from lower levels of skin up and from the outside air sounds like a good idea, but it ultimately leads to dry skin because if there’s no water below your layer of skin or outside, then you will be left dry, but that is not the case with Glycerin. Because Glycerin is a skin-identical ingredient, meaning it is found naturally in the skin, the body works very effectively with the ingredient and helps to prevent skin from drying-out or scaling. Glycerin is cheap, effective, and available in several of our lines, so go out and try the effects of Glycerin!

 

As we’ve said time and time again, Clear Essence Cosmetics is here to offer you the cheapest, most effective, and safest skincare products on the market. At any time you can contact us for a free skin consultation and we can help you find which of our products will work best for you. If you still feel shaky about our products, we can offer you free samples and any information you may have about our products because we are made in the U.S.A. and are there for every step of the process. Love the skin you’re in and try Clear Essence Cosmetics today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As the number of years we have been on this beautiful earth grow and we get older, so does our skin. When looking in the mirror, then looking at old pictures of yourself you may wonder what happened to that young and fresh skin that you used to have and how can you get it back. Well, with age our skin suffers from our environment, stress, and the sun.  People that live in dry environments, tend to see their skin drying out faster than other people.  Being stress plays a huge factor in how young your skin looks as well, because it can cause you to have a poor eating habit, and drink more alcohol. Even being in the sun harms your skin, because of the ultraviolet rays that it produces. However, there are new methods and products that can be used to give your out dated skin a new start.

 

In order to keep skin from being dry it is important to always use moisturizer after towel drying your face, and before your face is completely dried. The amount you should use is no bigger than a nickel and should be done no more than twice a day. No matter what skin type you have it is important to moisturize. Another way to make sure your skin is well hydrated is by drinking water. Water does a lot of good for the body. It helps you lose weight, keeps your skin fresh, and helps your body organs.

 

Stress is a factor that no one can run away from. Whether it is stress from work, school, or family; it will still have the same effects on your skin. However, when you are stressed it is important to remember to have a healthy diet, because oils from different vegetables and fruits can keep your skin clear such as carrots, olives, avocados, and peaches. Being stressed can also cause you to drink alcohol. Not only does alcohol dehydrates your body, it makes your skin dehydrated too. Yet, having a drink out with the girls, won’t cause your skin harm, unless it becomes excessive.

 

Another thing that we can’t hide from is the sun. In fact, we need the sun so that we can receive our daily Vitamin D. Still, since the Ozone layer is becoming thinner, the UV rays are becoming more harmful to our skin, and can cause sunburns, sunspots, wrinkles, and even skin cancer. That is why it is important to use Sunblock, moisturizers that have some type of SPF, and hats; when you know you are going to be in the sun for a long period of time.
MNB_CarrotSalesThere are also products that can help with these issues, such as Clear Essence’s Carrot Oil Soap. This soap is contained with all natural ingredients, which help with stimulating skin cell growth aimed to rejuvenate wrinkled, aged, and dehydrated skin. It also contains Anti- Oxidant, which helps to improve skin complexion by removing toxic build-up while protecting and repairing sun-damaged skin. Antiseptic properties also help to cure infections on the skin and protect from new infections. Carrot Seed Oil contains Beta Carotene and Vitamin A to help maintain skin tone and elasticity, while anti-aging properties leave your skin firmer and more radiant. Customers have commented on how well this product clears their acne issues and how it leaves their skin feeling fresh. So if you are looking for a product that will leave your skin feeling soft and fresh this product is the product for you.

Love Your Body

Love Your Body

As women in today’s society we strive for the perfect body, because we are constantly told through media that our current body is not “hot”. So we do diets, count our calories, have surgeries done, take diet pills, and etc. Some of us may want that “perfect body” so much that we starve ourselves or make ourselves sick. Well stop and listen, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. You may not have a size 2 waist, but you are still you, no one else is you. You are unique. You are special. Instead of trying to be skinny, let’s start being healthy because it will make you feel better on the inside and you will see results.

Some struggles that women have are eating disorders. According to nationaleatingdisorder.org, “In the United States, 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their life.” As you can see not only are women affected by this urge of wanting to be thin, men are too. Also, you are not alone. There are people out there that can help you. Two of the main eating disorders are Anorexia and Bulimia. Anorexia is when you stop eating, and starve your body. Doing this will slow down everything in your body in order to conserve energy. Bulimia is when you eat but you make yourself throw it up afterwards. This disorder creates a chemical and electrolyte imbalance in your body. Also, you can ruin your teeth because of the stomach acid which is in your vomit. With these eating disorders you may lose weight fast but is it worth harming your body?

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Another thing that people do when they are not satisfied with their bodies is plastic surgery. Plastic surgery has many risks, and very expensive. Some of the risks are: 1.) Undergoing anesthesia (there are always risks when going under), 2.) Bleeding and infections 3.) Numbness or change to skin sensitivity. However, if you have the money it will solve your problem fast. If you do decided to get surgery such as liposuction, you will have to change your eating habits as well as exercise because the fat can come back.

 

Exercise is a great thing to do. It helps with losing weight, reducing stress, gives you energy,
and combats health conditions and diseases. Exercise is a must in life and is everywhere. Going to the mall and walking from store to store is exercising. Taking the stairs instead of the escalader or elevator is exercise. All it takes is getting up off the couch and moving your body. Also another good incentive for working out is putting that spark back into your sex life. So go out there and move your body. You won’t regret it, I Promise.

 

 

Platinum Line

Platinum Line

While getting the body that you want you might as well get the skin you want too.  Clear Essence is a full skin care line scientifically formulated for people of color, whether African American, Hispanic, Asian, or Middle Eastern. A lot of products on the market currently do not address the skin care needs of those with darker complexions such as hard-to-treat dark spots, hyper-pigmentation, blemishes and dry skin tones. Clear Essence also has a Natural Beauty Skin Tone Line which is for all skin types and is made of all natural ingredients. Clear Essence’s Platinum line is the core product of this company. It contains 2% of Hydroquinone which is used to lighten skin and is FDA approved. For more information please go to clearessence.com. And no matter what you do, always remember you are beautiful.

 

Breast! Breasts

Bust Boosting

Bust Boosting

are great, but as we women get older, gravity seems to kick in. Saggy boobs are not as attractive as when they are when they are perky. Younger people may wonder, “Why do I have saggy boobs? I’m not even that old.” Well age is not the only reason your girls become droopy. In fact, there are many reasons that may be causing this unwanted situation and there are ways to reverse this problem without going to your close by plastic surgeon.

But before explaining at home remedies and products that you can try; let’s talk about the how and why. If you are dramatically losing and gaining weight all the time, your breast tissue is beginning to have more slack. If you happen to be a smoker, smoking can cause your skin to age by decreasing the blood supply to the skin surface. Skipping sunscreen when going out in the sun, causes the skin to stretch out collagen and it damages your skin. Wearing a bra that does not have enough support, and causes your breast to bounce up and down a lot, causes more stress on the breast skin and collagen. Even wearing a bra may have an effect on your boobs; studies have been shown that people that haven’t worn a bra have less saggy boobs. If you’re not drinking enough water, it doesn’t just effect your weight or skin, it also effects your boobs – so drink that magical liquid. You are going through menopause. Last but not less, you are pregnant or have been before. Being pregnant causes ligaments to stretch, especially in the breast because once the baby is born that is going to be his or hers source of nutrition.

Excercise

Exercise

Now, how can you fix this at home? Well, you can start by doing exercises. Especially, exercises that focus on your chest. Some of these exercises include, the T-Plank, The Pec Pushup, The C-Sweep, and etc. You can also try a breast massage while using an infusion of 30g rosemary, 30g wild thyme, and 30g thyme. Let it cool to room temperature; after applying it, let it sit for 15-20 minutes then wash it off with cold water. Another remedy that you can try is called hydrotherapy. Rinse with warm water for 30 seconds then rinse with the coldest water that you can tolerate for 10 seconds. Alternate between the warm and cold water for a couple minutes. This helps increase blood circulation, thereby stimulates the synthesis of elastic and collagen –both making your breast firmer and perkier.

A product that you can use to help with making your girls look happier is by using Clear Essence’s The Adure Bust Boost Firm and Lifting cream. It offers a non-surgical solution to attaining a fuller, firmer bust area. It uses natural Chinese herbs such as Dong Quoi Extract, Ginseng Extract, Wild Yam Extract and other natural plant extracts to stimulate the development and growth of bust tissue by improving circulation of nutrients and balancing the activity of local hormones. The enhancing effects of these herbs have been used in folk medicine for many centuries. Dong Quai is an aromatic herb that grows on the high plateaus of northwest China and is known to promote the circulation of blood and to boost the overall female reproductive health. Wild Yam is a widely used herbal tonic for women’s health and is rich in phytol-estrogen nutrients that promote healthy breast tissue growth. For more information please visit clearessence.com/. And always remember that no matter what, you are beautiful.

Across the globe, people are being crippled by the internal and external effects of eczema; cornering them into a life surrounded by covering rashes and spending ridiculous amounts of money to cure them of their condition. With 30 million Americans alone suffering from this condition, it’s no surprise that the National Eczema Association was put in place. With no clear cure for eczema, we must learn how to combat eczema in the most efficient, cost-effective manner; and that is where Clear Essence Cosmetics is here to help.

 

To this day there is no known cause of eczema. We aren’t really sure how eczema is spread and transmitted either, but regardless of its origins, we know how to combat it. A majority of people wait until the effects of eczema are unbearable to act upon it; paying hefty price tags for prescription creams and ointments, but the real, long-lasting treatment for eczema is changing your lifestyle into a skin-conscious lifestyle. Learning to recognize things that irritate your skin, taking warm showers with non-soap cleansers, keeping your skin constantly hydrated and moisturized, and avoiding rapid changes in body temperature are all ways to insure that you will stop eczema now, and hopefully forever.

 

You may be thinking, “Of course I’ve tried cleansers and moisturizers, but those never work!”, but that may be because you never fully understood what you needed from an eczema-fighting cleanser and/or moisturizer. In terms of moisturizers, you’re going to want to find a thick, oily cream that can sufficiently hydrate your skin for an extended period of time. A nice example of this is Clear Essence’s Olive Oil Body Cream. Harnessing the age-old power of Olive Oil, Clear Essence’s cream powers through dry, damaged skin and sufficiently rejuvenates the skin with its powerful hydrating capabilities. As for cleansers, you should be looking for non-soap cleanser bars or washes that are low pH, fragrance-free, and dye-free. Luckily for you, Clear Essence carries various cleanser bars and washes in several of its lines; such as the Platinum Line, the Vitamin-C Line, and even the Men’s Chimere Line. Apply these great moisturizers with bathing, moisturizing, and cleansing tips from our other blog posts to insure that you are eczema free now and forever.

Lemon, olive, carrots, and shea butter OH MY!

Lemon, olive, carrots, and shea butter OH MY!

It’s hard to scroll through the seemingly infinite pages of DIY beauty recipes on Pinterest without questioning why you ever spend money on manufactured products. Homemade products are usually more economical, more natural and the process is certainly more fun.

But then again, if making beauty products were as simple as mixing a few household items together, why would the L’Oréals and Estée Lauders of the world be sinking so much time and money into scientist-run labs and technological innovations?

To get to the bottom of our inner debate, we asked three skincare experts to share their take. Below, they break down the benefits and disadvantages of taking beauty treatments into your own hands.

Pro: Transparency.
“Your skin is the largest organ in your body and absorbs 65 percent of what you put on it,” says Cecilia Wong, a New York-based facialist and founder of Cecilia Wong Skincare. It’s important, then, to be aware of what you’re applying on your skin. Making your own products puts you in control and means that you don’t have to worry about deciphering long ingredient lists.

Con: Shorter shelf life.
A product made in a lab is strategically formulated with preservatives or ingredients proven to last, while a homemade concoction will likely spoil quickly. “[A manufacturer] can put blueberry extract in a store-sold skin cream for antioxidants, for example, but a product with actual blueberries in it will go bad in a few days,” says Alexis Wolfer, holistic health coach and author of The Recipe For Radiance.

 

Read the rest of the article by Sarah Ferguson: here

For assurance that you’re using the best products for your skin backed by scientific research and development and an FDA license try Clear Essence skincare products. Our My Natural Beauty line maintains and protects your skin tone with the best ingredients in nature such as olive oil, carrots and shea butter!

If you’re looking to fade dark spots and discolorations try our Lemon Plus Vitamin C Line which uses lemon and licorice extracts to fade dark spots, age spots or dark elbows and knees. We’ve done the DIY for you! Your household favorites are now in your favorite beauty line!

 

Ashy skin has been an issue for people; especially people of color, for generations. We’ve all seen and heard jokes about ashy skin on countless television shows, movies, and radio, but it is no laughing matter. Across the globe, there are people who are desperately looking for a solution to rid them of their severely ashy skin so they can finally put on a tank top or pair of shorts again without being scared to expose ashy ankles, elbows, etc. With a few tips and a few Clear Essence Cosmetics products, you will be well on your way to preventing and treating ashy skin today!

 

As you may suspect, ashy skin is a result of excessively dry skin. When your body naturally replaces your dead skin with new, healthier skin, that dead skin may refuse to strip away from your body, and accumulate on your skin to create an “ashy” appearance. With correct hydration, exfoliation, and moisturization; though, this accumulation of dead skin will not occur. Remember that water is your best friend and greatest ally when combating dry skin, so allow yourself to drink 8-9 glasses of water a day and to shower in shorter increments with cooler water. Proper exfoliation once or twice a week is also extremely crucial for removing the build-up of dead skin on your body. Also, don’t forget to moisturize your skin after showering and exfoliation, as well as all day long, in order to prevent and treat dry, ashy skin.

 

Moisturization is vital to preventing and treating ashy skin, but with a sea of products and treatments at your fingertips, which ones do you choose? This is where Clear Essence Cosmetics is here to help. It’s a pain to see so many consumers purchasing products that state they “hydrate” the skin, but contain ingredients like alcohol and SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) which excessively dry-out your skin. Look for products like Clear Essence, containing ingredients such as lactic acid, AHA (alpha hydroxy acid), and butters and oils that can guarantee hydrated by years of research and practice. So head on over to www.clearessence.com (or a store near you that carries Clear Essence Cosmetics) and put our tips to work to help you prevent and treat ashy skin today!

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