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Summer is just around the corner. While you may be starting to diet and exercise to prepare for that summer bikini, consider adding a regimen for your skin to get in summer shape as well. Your skin is the first thing people see when they meet you. Ensure that this summer is free of dark spots, bumps and discolorations!

Cleanse

To start your summer prep, keep your skin nice and clean to avoid acne and blemishes from distracting from your natural beauty. Summer will include lots of makeup free days at the pool and while sweating during those hot days. You’ll want to keep your skin blemish free so you don’t have to worry about a zit or waterproof cover-up. To keep skin smooth and even, try exfoliating at least once or twice a week. Exfoliating helps remove dead skin cells, dirt and oils that clog pores and create breakouts and blackheads. Our most popular natural exfoliating soap bar is the My Natural Beauty Olive Oil Soap. This gentle yet powerful exfoliator contains aloe vera, shea butter and of course olives for a smooth and radiant complexion on the face or body!

Toners

Still feel oily after cleansing your skin? With the increased summer heat, skin oils reproduce at a much quicker rate leaving skin more susceptible to oils and dirt remaining trapped on the skin. To help close pores and ensure skin is completely clean, try adding a toner during the summer months to reduce oils and balance the complexion. Our Toner Astringent with Alpha Hydroxy Acid helps to regenerate dead skin for a brighter, even tone. Our Sensitive Line Antiseptic Cleanser is perfect for easily-irritated skin types. Use this toner to calm and soothe the skin for a relaxed and refreshed feel.

Hyperpigmentation

Worrying about those dark spots or discolorations on the body? You’ve been able to hide all winter underneath your clothing and now its time to show your beautiful skin! Maximize your skin glow with Clear Essence dark spot correctors and toning lotions! Get rid of pesky marks and scars with the NEW Clear Essence Exclusive Medicated Fade Creme! Dark marks on the body such as dark spots on the face and hands, age spots, acne scars and sun damage are gently diminished. Looking to treat larger areas such as elbows, knees, bikini area or heels? Our Platinum Line Skin Beautifying Milk has been the tried and true solution for over 30 years for achieving an even, toned, flawless skin tone. Apply twice a day for 4-6 weeks to notice an improved appearance. That means, start now while there’s still a few weeks till summer!!

Stretch Marks

Like hyperpigmentation, many of us can be self-conscious when it comes to stretch marks. The first thing we want to say is embrace them! Everyone has them. Stretch marks are simply the growth signs that come with being an adult. However, to help soften and reduce the appearance of stretch marks, we recommend hydrating the skin daily with a repairing body oil. Body oils soften and smooth the skin for a plumped appearance. Using Clear Essence Body Oils also replenishes the skin with natural vitamins and essential plant and fruit extracts for a refined and even complexion. Check out the Sensitive Line Moisturizing Body Oil which contains shea butter and sesame seed oil for a moisturized skin tone. For added vitamins our Specialist Skin Care Body Oil contains Vitamins A & E to repair discolorations and regenerate collagen to the skin.

Sunscreen

Once you’ve achieved your desired skin tone make sure to apply plenty of sunscreen all summer long to prevent tan lines and uneven patches of skin. Damage to your skin tone is also dangerous as it can potentially result in skin cancer at a later stage in life. Clear Essence now offers a two-in-one formula of its Platinum Line Skin Beautifying Milk w/ SPF 15! This dual formula helps correct discolorations while also protecting the skin from the sun. Coming soon: Clear Essence Exclusive Medicated Fade Creme w/ SPF 15 will correct small dark spots on the face, hands or scars on the body again with added sun protection to prevent redarkening and new discolorations.

Easter is a highly celebrated event for many people around the world whether to worship religiously or to simply celebrate the new Spring season and visit with family and friends. This may be the first time you are seeing some family members since the holidays and the New Year. Make sure your skin is looking its best so you can celebrate this season of rebirth with confidence!

Cleanse w/ Spring Ingredients

Clear Essence offers many fresh, natural cleansers to enhance your skin with spring ingredients such as carrot seed oil, papaya extracts, lemon and other natural botanicals to help skin blossom with the Spring season. These powerful bars help to stimulate skin cell growth to rejuvenate wrinkled, dehydrated skin, and repair sun damage. Added Vitamin A and vegetable oil maintain skin tone and elasticity to give your skin a radiance that matches the new spring freshness! These make great Spring Easter Basket stuffers for everyone at your Easter brunch!

Lemon Plus Vitamin C Soap Bar

My Natural Beauty Olive Oil Soap

My Natural Beauty Carrot Oil Soap

Maxi-Tone Quick Tone Papaya Soap Bar

Maxi-Tone Quick Tone Carrot Seed Oil Soap

Easter Baskets for Kids

We all know the little ones are looking for toys from the Easter Bunny. However, their skin needs plenty of assistance when the weather starts to change and they will thank you for years to come for helping them maintain their soft complexion! Keep your little angel on the right track with our Baby Skin Care Sets. Our Baby Yellow Pack is a complete regimen for baby which includes our Baby Soothing Milk BarBaby Lavender Oil and Baby Lotion w/ Shea and Cocoa Butter. Give your baby sweet, soft and touchable skin just in time for the Spring and Summer weather!

Toners

Spring time also means we get to take in Vitamin D from the sun, but extra heat can mean extra sweat and oils on the skin. Before going into the stuffy church or running outside to play with the kids, try using a toner to help close pores and prevent dirt and bacteria from entering the skin and causing breakouts. A toner helps keep skin fresh and evenly toned. Our Sensitive Skin Cleanser uses natural witch hazel and camphour to calm the skin before or after a day of high activity!

Body Oil

No church outfit would be complete without glowing, hydrated skin! Keep elbows, knees, and heels free of scaly and ashy skin by moisturizing with your Sunday Best Body Oil! Use Clear Essence Body Oils to keep skin moisturized and hydrated and shining bright with the sunshine. Add our body oils to running bath water or apply directly to skin after bathing or during a massage. This will help ensure you’re ready to show off your skin tone at any moment by preventing dryness.

Lemon Skin Care

Enjoy a fresh Lemon scent this Easter Sunday with our botanical spring body cream..NOW BACK IN STOCK!! The Lemon Plus Vitamin A Body Creme is a hydrating dry skin moisturizer. This effective lemon skin treatment aims to assist in the healing process of excessive exposure to the sun and skin aging. Vitamin A is both an anti-oxidant and a booster for the natural production of collagen. In combination with lemon extract and other emollients this cream helps to improve the skin’s firmness, texture and complexion. For even more lemon exfoliation use our Lemon Plus Vitamin C Soap Bar as a first step cleanser! 

To Our Valued Customers:

Clear Essence Cosmetics USA, Inc. (CEC USA) dba Bluefield Associates, Inc. announces the unveiling of the newly reformulated and repackaged Skin Beautifying Milk with Alpha Hydroxy Acid.

The development of the new formulation and packaging reflects CEC USA’s commitment to providing exceptional customer service and support. CEC USA solicited input from markets around the world to aid in the development of the formulation and design to ensure broad acceptance and appeal.

“This is the year everyone will know about Clear Essence,” said CJ Obioha, Brand Marketing Manager, CEC USA. “The new formulation and packaging design will provide customers globally with a consistent look for all Clear Essence Alpha Hydroxy Series products that will easily be recognized and distinguished from competing products.”

Not only will the outward appearance of the product be noticeably different, customers will also appreciate the enhanced physical characteristics. The new packaging is made from composite material that is more durable and holds up better under a variety of handling conditions.

The new look-and-feel is a significant improvement over the old formulation and packaging. Brand names are more dominant on the front of all packages, reflecting the superior identity and performance associates with Clear Essence products.

The newly reformulated and repackaged Skin Beautifying Milk with Alpha Hydroxy Acid is available for order now! We are confident in the markets’ acceptance and positive feedback on this new packaging outlook.

Thank you very much for all our customers for your years of suggestions and recommendations. Rest assured that CEC USA values each and every comment from our loyal customers.

Please join us in our excitement towards the launch of our new packaging of the CLEAR ESSENCE 4OZ SKIN BEAUTIFYING MILK WITH ALPHA HYDROXY ACID!

Sincerely Yours,
Clear Essence Cosmetics USA, Inc.

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and it is never too soon to start adding proper skin care to your daily regimen, especially if you want smooth, touchable skin just in time for your V-Day date. Here are a few important tips for your skin to keep in mind before your date and as a regular part of your routine.

 

 

Exfoliation

Dull, dead looking skin is never a beauty goal for African American skin care. Exfoliation is a way for us to avoid bumpy, scaly looking skin. Exfoliation allows us to remove the dead cells that sit on the top layer of our skin. Once these dead cells are gone, it allows for our natural glowing complexion to shine through. Use a Clear Essence soap bar to gently exfoliate the skin and remove bumps and rough skin. For soft, hydrated skin try the My Natural Beauty Olive Oil Soap which moisturizes while exfoliating.

 

Hydrating Your Skin

When you hop out the shower does your skin feel extra dry and tight? Add a body oil for instant hydration that absorbs into skin and makes it extra soft! Our Sensitive Line Moisturizing Body Oil not only promotes a healthy skin tone and smoother texture, this essential natural oil also can be used to begin the process of achieving an even-toned glow and brighter complexion. It’s important to keep your skin moisturized. And don’t forget those hard to reach places or easily dried out areas such as hands, feet, knuckles and elbows! You want the entire body to be soft to the touch for your Valentine! The Clear Essence Sensitive Line Texturizing Complexion Lotion is a light textured yet highly effective moisturizer. It is an easy to use lotion that restores the skins natural mechanical barrier, locks in moisture and reduces transepidermal water loss. This full body lotion gives the skin a natural supple feel and reinvigorates the epidermis protecting the skin from harsh weather and reducing the dryness that causes ashy skin. Now on sale for only $5.50!! 

 

Skin Care Sets for Your Love

Ever wonder for the perfect gift for him? Men deserve to have a clear, healthy and beautiful skin as well. Why not pamper your “babe” by providing them with products that will celebrate their masculine strength. ChiMere Skin Care for Men offers healthy and natural men’s skin care products that specialize in men’s grooming & skin care solutions. The ChiMere for Men Grooming Set effectively gives a complete shaving regimen for men of color as it includes two cleansers, a shave gel and after shave treatment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valentine’s Day is a day for couples to show their love. If teddy bears and candy don’t fully capture your admiration, maybe this is the year to give your better half a full body experience! Make this Valentine’s day a sensual and fun moment for both of you. Clear Essence Body Oils work perfect for a massage and have sweet, calming scents to relax the mind and body. Clear Essence Body Oils also contain natural ingredients perfect for all skin types and light traces of lightening extracts such as licorice, ginseng, chamomile and Vitamins A & E that tone the skin so you both can enjoy a flawless skin tone. It’s a treat you’ll both love!

Clear Essence Platinum Line Skin Beautifying Body Oil

This luxurious body oil promotes a healthy skin tone and smoother texture. The Platinum Line Skin Beautifying Oil is an essential moisturizer for dry skin can be used to begin the process of achieving an even-toned glow and brighter complexion.

Clear Essence Sensitive Line Moisturizing Body Oil

This essential natural oil moisturizer for sensitive skin helps promote an even-toned glow. Added licorice extract, shea butter and sesame seed oil help hydrate the skin for a soft feel.

Clear Essence Specialist Skin Care Body Oil

Clear Essence® Specialist Body Oil is a unique moisturizer with vitamin A, vitamin E and a scented blend of lavender, rosemary and chamomile extract. Your skin will be moisturized and nourished while also being protected by Vitamin E which helps to correct marks and uneven tones. It is perfect for lightweight moisture during or after your bath.

 

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When it comes to your skin one to two products won’t do everything you need. From face, body and treatment products, there’s a few staples that should remain in your cabinet year-round to ensure perfect skin throughout all seasons. Here’s the 5 skin care essentials that should be apart of your daily and weekly skin care routine. Luckily all the items we’re mentioning below are affordable as well! Each item retails under $8 so you can get your flawless skin on a budget! Read on for our tips.

Sunscreen – Apply Daily, reapply every 2-3 hours of direct sunlight

Even in the winter, skin should remain protected from UV rays and sun damage. Clear Essence® My Natural Beauty Moisturizing Body Lotion with SPF 15 is an ultra-lightweight, virtually invisible natural sunscreen offering SPF 15 protection. This silky lotion is incredibly comfortable, even for sensitive skin types, this product forms a protective veil to prevent darkening or discolorations from UV rays.

Exfoliating Cleanser – At least once a week

Exfoliating your skin regularly helps to rid the body of dead skin cells that build up and cause the complexion to look dull and discolored. You can increase the number of types you exfoliate for an even brighter, more even tone. The Platinum Line Complexion Soap for Normal Skin is an all-over body complexion bar which can be used as a face wash for acne on normal to dry skin. This soap bar is uniquely formulated to maximize the performance of other Clear Essence® dark spot correcting products.

Dark Spot Corrector – Twice a day

Once you damage your skin whether from acne breakouts or sun damage, a dark spot can appear on the skin and leave you with discolorations that are hard to get rid of! Our top-rated dark spot corrector, the Exclusive Medicated Fade Creme gradually brightens skin discolorations (such as dark spots on the face and hands, age spots, acne scars and sun damage) with a high-potency formula containing hydroquinone (the gold-standard for skin lightening) which absorbs quickly into the skin and gently diminishes the look of dark spots and brown skin discolorations on the face or the body.

Body Oil – Apply Daily

When you hop out the shower does your skin feel extra dry and tight? Add a body oil for instant hydration that absorbs into skin and makes it extra soft! Our Sensitive Line Moisturizing Body Oil not only promotes a healthy skin tone and smoother texture, this essential natural oil also can be used to begin the process of achieving an even-toned glow and brighter complexion.

Basic Lotion – Apply Daily

Whether you have a flawless complexion that you love or you’re still working on some uneven patches, it’s important to keep your skin moisturized. And don’t forget those hard to reach places or easily dried out areas such as hands, feet, knuckles and elbows! The Clear Essence Sensitive Line Texturizing Complexion Lotion is a light textured yet highly effective moisturizer. It is an easy to use lotion that restores the skins natural mechanical barrier, locks in moisture and reduces transepidermal water loss. This full body lotion gives the skin a natural supple feel and reinvigorates the epidermis protecting the skin from harsh weather and reducing the dryness that causes ashy skin. Now on sale for only $5.50!!

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results – Albert Einstein 

While we may have our go-to skin care products that have worked for us for years, it’s always nice to venture out and see what we’ve been missing in the world of skin care! The brand you know and love, Clear Essence has various other products that you could be adding to your skin care regimen to bring your glow to the next level! Read below for some things you may have missed this year and should start adding in 2019!

Toners

If your first cleanse hasn’t been doing its job its time to beef up your skin care with a second step cleanser. Our Toner Astringents help rid the skin of left over residue to ensure skin is free of dirt, oil, bacteria and any remaining debris that could clog pores. For added skin cell rejuvenation use our Toner Astringent with Alpha Hydroxy Acid which also helps to remove dead skin cells and promote a healthy skin complexion. Sensitive skin? Our Sensitive Skin Cleanser helps calm and soothe skin for a refreshed feel.

Body Oils

When you step out the shower does your skin feel dry and lifeless? Applying a body oil to damp skin can help keep skin softened and moisturized for the whole day! You will love the compliments you’ll get come Valentine’s Day by adding our silky body moisturizers to your routine. To correct dark spots and discolorations use the Platinum Line Skin Beautifying Oil. To soften stretchmarks and discolorations use our Specialist Skin Care Body Oil which contains Vitamins A & E. For Sensitive skin we suggest the Sensitive Line Moisturizing Body Oil which soothe skin with natural Shea Butter and Sesame Seed Oil. We also have our Baby Lavender Body Oil which helps keeps your little one’s baby soft skin comfortable and moisturized during the colder months.

Maintenance Products

Once you achieve your skin care results, do you give up your regimen and wait for the next dark spot, blemish or sun discoloration to appear? NO! Make sure your skin care routine is always evolving and keeping your skin in check. Once desired results are achieved we recommend using our My Natural Beauty Line which is composed of natural soap bars, moisturizers and sunscreen to keep skin protected from environmental elements. Use our My Natural Beauty Olive Oil Soap to rehydrate dry, flaky skin with natural virgin olive oil, aloe vera and shea butter extracts. Sunburned or damaged skin? We suggest our My Natural Beauty Carrot Oil Soap to repair and rejuvenate dead skin cells. For daily skin protection from harmful UV rays we suggest turning to the My Natural Beauty Lotion with SPF 15 to continue moisturizing and correcting your skin tone with sensitive, natural ingredients. Added SPF 15 protection prevents future sun damage and uneven skin tones.

New Packaging From Clear Essence

2019 is a year of rebirth for Clear Essence as we newly introduce our brand of products under an EXCLUSIVE new look! It’s in with the new and out with the old. Our new packaging features several new benefits to our consumers from induction sealing to ensure freshness to elimination of materials to create sustainability and less plastic waste on the environment! With all these factors combined including a more modern look for the new generation of Clear Essence customers, we are proud to invite you to check out our newest line of skin care products: EXCLUSIVE BY CLEAR ESSENCE! Stay tuned for more updates on when these products will be available at a location near you!

The holidays are a great time to spend with family and friends. Don’t let your complexion ruin the fun by making those holiday photos something to cringe at later! Keep skin even and flawless throughout the merriest season so you can focus on the ones who matter most! Read below for our tips on keeping skin fresh during this busy time of year.

Stay Rested

This time of year can lead to lots of stress to ensure everything is perfect; the gifts, the food, the tree, etc. It’s all putting additional stress onto your mind! Make sure to continue to take time for yourself during the season of giving by gifting yourself some alone time. Whether taking time for a massage, getting a manicure, curling up with a book or just ensuring you get 8 hours of rest each night, make sure your body and mind is remaining healthy.

 

Watch your Diet

The holidays can wreak the most damage to the skin due to the fatty and sugary foods we tend to enjoy during this time. Another factor that can dry out your complexion is alcohol consumption. Try to remain kind to your body and limit the amount of sugars being put it to the body to limit breakouts and a dull complexion.

 

Piling on Makeup

We all love a holiday glam! But make sure to take your makeup off after every holiday party! Sleeping in makeup can clog pores and trap oils under the skin causing breakouts. For a refreshed skin tone before bed try our Clear Essence cleansers. Our powerful soap bars help remove dirt, bacteria and oil on the skin so that pores are clean and ready for your skin care treatments. If skin remains oily after our soap bar cleansers, try a calming Toner to help remove left over residue and ensure skin is free of any pimple-causing debris.

 

Hectic Schedule

Holiday parties, dinners, school recitals, church events; the holidays always have us running around in multiple directions! Your hectic schedule can make it easy to forget your normal skin care routine. Find easy ways to keep your skin care goals in check while attending to all your festivities. One tip is to carry your moisturizer in your purse at all times to ensure dry skin is never a problem. Our Sensitive Line Skin Beautifying Milk comes in a sleek container perfect for throwing in your purse and also contains licorice extract to correct dark spots and discolorations while curbing dry skin.

People tend to experience changes in their skin when the weather changes. Cold, windy weather often results in dry skin and chapped lips. Warmer temperatures, especially with added humidity, usually  makes the skin oily. When this occurs, it’s important to switch up your  skin care routine!

If you have problems with dry skin in the winter seasons, do not use harsh products on your skin. Our products from the My Natural Beauty Skin Tone Line and Lemon Plus Vitamin C Skin Care Line are gentle, yet work effectively to treat dry skin. It’s best to limit exfoliating products during dry seasons as over cleansing can strip your skin of its natural oils. Use face washes that have creamier textures to keep your skin hydrated. Also, moisturize consistently with oils or lotions! Our Platinum Line Skin Beautifying Oil and Skin Beautifying Milk with SPF 15 work wonders on dry skin. These products help make the skin soft and smooth, while protecting it from harsh weather.
When the weather gets warmer, our skin often gets oilier. Pores open up when you sweat, causing dirt and bacteria to get trapped in the skin. It is important to exfoliate often to get rid of the excess build-up. Our Platinum Line Blemish Control Wash is effective in removing excess dirt and oil from the skin. Make sure to moisturize after, and apply SPF! If you’re looking for an SPF lotion that does not leave the skin feeling greasy like most sunscreens, try the My Natural Beauty Moisturizing Body Lotion w/ SPF 15. It protects the skin as it softens and hydrates.

No matter what the weather may be, always wear sunscreen. We cannot stress this enough. Rain or shine, UV rays will always be emitted into our atmosphere. Clouds often trap more UV rays than on a clear day. If you live in snowy conditions, note that UV rays bounce off of the snow. No matter what season, time, or location you may be in, always protect your skin from harmful UV rays.

Use these tips to make sure that you’re protecting and taking care of your skin in any kind of weather. In any season, it’s up to you to make sure that your best skin radiates through!

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