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The Maxi-Tone Quick-Tone Line is formulated with blend of hydroquinone, botanical extracts, emollients and sunscreen. Use our Maxi-Tone line as an effective remedy for hyper-pigmentation, dark spots and blemishes caused by acne.

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Maxi-Tone Skin Lightening Soap with Shea Butter |  5 oz.

The Maxi-Tone Skin Lightening Soap with Shea Butter is formulated with powerful ingredients that fade dark spots, blemish scars, sun spots and freckles, leaving a clearer and even toned complexion. It is a collection from Clear Essence that is designed for the treatment of: hyper pigmentation, uneven skin tone, dark spots, and environmental damage.This exfoliating soap bar will leave you with a radiant, even-toned and natural complexion.

 

 

 

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Maxi-Tone Quick Tone Fade Crème |  4 oz.

This fast acting crème helps restore a clearer and more radiant even-toned complexion while smoothing out dry skin. Our Quick Tone Fade Crème fades stubborn dark spots, acne scars, sun spots and complexion while smoothing out dry skin.

 

 

 

 

 

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Maxi-Tone Quick Tone Lotion |  8 oz.

Formulated with powerful ingredients that fade dark spots, blemish scars, sun spots and freckles, leaving a clearer and even toned complexion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aroma Soap with Chamomile |  5 oz.

Refresh and cleanse with our Aromatherapy blend. Revitalize your senses with chamomile known for its bright, crisp, and fruity aroma, while calming inflamed skin with its anti-inflammatory properties. Excellent for skin allergies, cuts, and scrapes, and insect bites.

 

 

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Aroma Soap with Lemon  |  5 oz.

Refresh and cleanse with our Aromatherapy blend. Revitalize your senses with lemon known for its energizing lemon-rind scent, while in addition to its de-ordorizing properties, usages in skin concerns associated with Athlete’s foot, spots, and warts.

 

 

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Aroma Soap with Lavendar  |  5 oz.

Refresh and cleanse with our Aromatherapy blend. Revitalize your senses with lavendar known for its floral, fresh, and sweet scent, while alleviating skin cuts, scrapes, acne, insect bites, and stretch marks. Excellent in repelling insects.

 

 

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Aroma Soap with Jasmine  |  5 oz.

Refresh and cleanse with our Aromatherapy blend. Revitalize your senses with  jasmine known for its warm, floral, and exotic scent, while combating exhaustion and fatigue through its uplifting aroma.

 

 

 

Maxi_NewCarrot_SoapJumia2Carrot Seed Oil Skin Whitening Soap |  5 oz.

The Maxi-Tone Carrot Seed Oil Skin Whitening Soap is formulated with powerful ingredients that fade dark spots, blemish scars, sun spots and freckles, leaving a clearer and even toned complexion. This exfoliating soap bar with natural carrot seed oil extract will leave you with a radiant even-toned and natural complexion.

 

 

 

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Papaya Skin Whitening Herbal Soap |  5 oz.

This soap is blended with papaya enzymes and tropical herbs that promote skin cell rejuvenation, reduce acne inflammation, gently exfoliate dead skin cells, and unclog skin pores. This multi-action product leaves your skin looking and feeling softer, smoother, and healthier, with an overall whiter, even-skin complexion.

 

 

Maxi-Tone Retail Locations

UNITED STATES

To purchase wholesale:

Afrik International Food Warehouse

3512 Bladensburg Rd. Brentwood MD 20722

301-887-1800/01

 

To purchase retail:

Afrik International Food Market, 6989 Old Landover Rd. Hyattsville MD

 

NIGERIA

  • Med Plus Corporate Head Office, 45 Saka Tinubu St, Victoria Island, Lagos
  • Medplus at The Palms , British International School Road, Lekki, Lagos
  • Medplus at Woolworths Plaza , 307, Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
  • Medplus at Mega Plaza , 2nd Floor, Idowu Martins, Victoria Island, Lagos
  • Medplus at Tantalizers Building , Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
  • Medplus at Lafayette Mall , Sanusi Fafunwa Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
  • Medplus along Keffi Street, Ikoyi , 31, Keffi Street, Ikoyi, Lagos
  • Medplus at Sweet Sensation, Ikoyi , Awolowo, Road, Ikoyi, Lagos
  • Medplus at Ikeja Mall , Ikeja Mall, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos
  • Medplus at Adeniran Ogunsanya Shopping Mall , Adeniran Ogunsanya Street, Surulere, Lagos
  • Medplus at Metro Park Shopping Mall , Isaac John Street, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos
  • Medplus at Murtala Mohammed Airport , Departure Hall, Terminal 2, Ikeja, Lagos
  • Medplus at 1004, 1004 Shopoing Complex, Victoria Island, Lagos
  • Medplus at Akin Adeshola, Akin Adeshola, Victoria Island, Lagos
  • Medplus at Appapa, Appapa, Appapa, Lagos
  • Medplus at Kwara Mall , Kwara Mall, Ilorin, Kwara, Kwara
  • Medplus at Ibadan Shoprite, Shoprite, Ibadan, OYO
  • Health Plus Corporate Head Office, 4, Emma Abimbola Road, Lekki Peninsula Phase 1, Eti Osa, Lagos
  • Health Plus – The Palms Shopping Center, Shop 54, The Palms Shopping Center, BIS Way, Lekki, Lagos
  • Health Plus – Ikota Shopping Complex, Shop N4, Road 5, Ikota Shopping Complex VGC Ikota, Lekki, Lagos
  • Health Plus – Ikota Shopping Complex, Shop H30,Ikota Shopping Complex VGC, Ikota, Lekki, Lagos
  • Health Plus – Spar Supermarket, Spar Supermarket, Beside NICON Town Estate, Lekki, Lagos
  • Health Plus – Murtala Airport, Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal 2 Airport Rd, Ikeja, Lagos
  • Health Plus – Domino e-Center, 1-11 Commercial Ave, Sabo Yaba, Lagos
  • Health Plus, 4, Emma Abimbola Cole Road Fola Osibo St, Lekki, Lagos
  • Health Plus -Allen Ave, 11A (Beside Mama Cass) Allen Ave, Ikeja, Lagos
  • Health Plus- Oadis Plaza, Shop 1A and 1B Oadis Plaza, Along CMD Road Magodo, Magodo, Lagos
  • Health Plus Murtala International Airport, Murtala Muhammed International Airport , Ikeja, Lagos
  • Health Plus – Domino, Lagos State Polytechnic Murtala Muhammed Way, Yaba, Lagos
  • Health Plus, Shop L29 Obafemi Awolo Way, Victoria Island, Lagos
  • Health Plus, 11B Victoria Arobieke Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
  • Health Plus – Surulere , Adeniran Ogunsanya Shopping Mall, Shop 84,, Surulere, Lagos
  • Health Plus – Ikeja Mall, Ikeja Shopping Mall, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos
  • Health Plus – Adebola Shopping Mall, Adebola Shopping Mall, 53 Isaac John Street GRA, Ikeja, Lagos
  • Health Plus – Ceddi Plaza, Shop 13A (Close to CBN) Plot 264, Abuja, Abuja
  • Health Plus , Shop 49 Polo Park mall, Enugu, Enugu
  • Healthplus at Ibadan, Coca Mall, Ibadan, OYO
  • Healthplus at Ibadan, Shoprite Mall, Ibadan, OYO
  • Casabella Beauty Corporate Head Office, 4, Emma Abimbola Road, Lekki Peninsula Phase 1, Lekki, Lagos
  • Casabella Beauty Store – Adeniran Ogunsanya Mall, Shop, Adeniran Ogunsanya Street, Surulere, Lagos
  • Casabella Beauty Store, Shop N2, Road 5, Ikota Shopping Complex VGC Ikota, Lekki, Lagos
  • Casabella Beauty Store, Shop Obafemi Awolowo Way, Victoria Island, Lagos
  • Casabella Beauty Store -The Palms Shopping Center, Shop 56, The Palms Shopping Center BIS Way, Lekki, Lagos
  • Casabella Beauty Store at Ajose Adeogun, opp. Zenith Bank Head Office Ajose Adeogun, Victoria Island, Lagos
  • Casabella Beauty Store – Ikeja Shopping Mall, Ikeja Shopping Mall Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos
  • Casbella Beauty Store Grand Towers Mall Apo, Grand Towers Mall Apo, Abuja, Abuja
  • Casabella Beauty Store Park Mall, Shop 50 Polo Park mall, Enugu, Enugu
  • Casabella at Ibadan, Coca Mall, Ibadan, OYO
  • Casabella at Ibadan, Shoprite Mall, Ibadan, OYO
  • Clear Essence California Spa & Wellness Resort , 13, Alexander Road, , Ikoyi, Lagos
  • Edichart Supermarket, Anthony , Gbagada, Lagos
  • Flora Truworth Stores , Breadfruit Street, Balogun Lagos , Lagos, Lagos
  • Globus Supermarket , CenturyBusstop Ago Palace way, Okota, Lagos , Lagos , Lagos
  • Globus Supermarket , Total Filling Station, Festac Town, Lagos , Lagos , Lagos
  • Globus Supermarket , Ikota Shopping Complex Lekki Ajah Lagos, Lagos , Lagos
  • Poise Cosmetics Store , Ikeja City Mall, Ikeja , Lagos
  • Prolific Shoppers, Plot 1, Road 4, Ikota Village Extension, Lekki County Estate, Lekki , Lekki, Lagos
  • Red Hibiscus, No 26, Ogunlana Drive, Surulere, Lagos Nigeria. Tel: 08026762532
  • Stylez Cosmetic Store , Ikota Shopping Complex Lekki Ajah Lagos, Lekki, Lagos
  • Prince Mega Stores, 30 Ikwerre Road, by Education Busstop Mile 1, Diobu, , Port Harcourt, Rivers State
  • Abdulrasheed Cosmetic Store, Sabongari Market Extensiion , Zaria, Kaduna
  • Jifatu Departmental Stores , Zaria Road, opp Aliyu IBN Abu Dhalib , Kano, Kano
  • Jifatu Departmental Stores , Obasanjo Road, kano , kano, kano
  • Jifatu Departmental Stores, Bauchi , Bauchi
  • Jifatu Departmental Stores, Gusau, Zamfara
  • Jifatu Departmental Stores, Katsina , Katsina
  • JJ Cosmestics , Ahmadu Bello way, Jos, Plateau
  • Alpha Cosmetics Store , Ahmadu Bello way, Jos, Plateau
  • Ubatex Supermarket , Modern Market , Makurdi , Benue
  • Chichi Cosmetics , Modern Market Shopping Centre , Makurdi , Benue
  • Tutus West Supermarket , Behind Zenith Bank High Level , Makurdi , Benue
  • Ubatex Supermarket , Kastinala Road, Makurdi , Makurdi , Benue
  • Sunny Cosmetics , Modern Market, Benue State
  • Prestige , Plaza behind Modern Market Gate Makurdi , Makurdi , Benue
  • IFY Cosmetics , Modern Market , Makurdi , Benue
  • Sam Ejike & Sons Nig. Ent, A4 London Line Shop N0. 13, Modern Market, Makurdi , Makurdi , Benue
  • Emeka Shopping Center, Modern Market, Benue State , Makurdi , Benue
  • Sylva Cosmetics , Modern Market, Benue State , Makurdi , Benue
  • Talented Val Enterprise , Blessed Line Shop 370 North Bank Market , Makurdi , Benue
  • NOBIS Supermarket , NO 3 Niger Crescent Wadata Makurdi , Makurdi , Benue
  • Chi Cosmetics, E1 NO 1 Modern Market , Makurdi , Benue
  • Val-Chuckes Nig. Limited , J1 N0 6, Lagos Line Modern Market, Makurdi , Makurdi , Benue
  • ODBARC Resources , A4 NO 82 AND 83 Lagos Line Modern Market makurdi , Makurdi , Benue
  • Eze Udo Cosmetics , N0 42/43 Grace of God Line Wurukum Market , Makurdi , Benue
  • Eze Udo Cosmetics , N0 47 Abu King Shuluwa Rd, opp St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Aphehe, Makurdi , Makurdi , Benue
  • Natimora Interbiz Nig. Limited , A4   N0   87,   Lagos Line Modern market, Makurdi , Makurdi , Benue
  • 4 U Super Market, Wuse 2, Abuja, Abuja, Abuja
  • Tonia Superstores, Captial Hub Plaza, Next Cash and Cash Expressway, Abuja, Abuja
  • Prince B Cosmetics, Utako Market, Abuja , Abuja, Abuja
  • Next Cash & Carry Super Stores, Kado Kuchi, Abuja , Abuja, Abuja
  • Zero Calories Integrated Servicces, Shop 107/108 Kaura Modern Market, Abuja, Abuja, Abuja
  • Faxx SuperMarket & Trading Limited, Plot 1118 Oladipo Diya Way, Gudu District,Abuja, Abuja, Abuja

“So, what exactly is this?” It is a question we can all relate to when we’re shopping for skin care products. Sometimes it seems as if there are so many complicated names on the back of our products that it gets confusing to figure out which name does what for your skin. And, especially when considering skin care products that deal with improving your skin’s complexion, we want to make sure all of the active ingredients in our products won’t damage our skin. Alpha Hydroxy Acid is a name that is common in anti-aging skin care, but does it really do? Where does it come from? And, most importantly, is it right for you? Get the real truth about Alpha Hydroxy Acid and anti-aging so you can make the right choice for you and your skin the next time you head down the beauty isle.

 

Chemical Free Skin care is the best…right?

Our skin is our body’s biggest organ. It protects us from harsh things in the atmosphere and it’s our job to take special care with our skin so it can continue to keep our bodies healthy and safe. So naturally, when it comes to researching what skin care products are safe to use on your skin, it’s understandable to look for the most natural and safest skin care systems possible. For a lot of people this means skipping anything that seems like it’s packed with chemicals in search of a more natural approach to handling skin care issues, but there seems to be a misconception about chemicals, skin care and what is ultimately safe for use on your skin.

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A chemical is a substance composed of molecules or ions that cannot be separated by any physical means. From salt to sugar to water, chemicals are naturally occurring and are all around us every single day. Because of this, it is physically impossible to encounter anything (especially in skin care) that’s truly “chemical-free”. And, while there can be valid conversations about the benefits of natural versus synthetic chemicals in products and foods we consume, it is important to note that there are just as many natural chemicals that can do our bodies harm as there are synthetic chemicals that work well with our bodies. The true concern is to research each chemical that you’re unfamiliar with to gauge if it’s effective and safe for human use, and, always make sure that the products that you’re using are tested, safe and approved for use!

 

What is AHA?

AHAs or Alpha Hydroxy Acids are one of those naturally occurring, organic chemicals that we see is commonly featured in skin care. Alpha Hydroxy Acids are found in many of our natural food sources and when applied on the skin, they work efficiently as an exfoliant to assist in the shedding of dead skin cells and work deep within our skin to improve collagen formation to promote skin firmness. These qualities make AHAs a natural godsend for its anti-aging benefits.

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There are multiple acids that are considered to be Alpha Hydroxy Acids, and they are separated by where they’re derived from. Lactic acid is found in fermented foods and sour milk, like yogurt, cheese and pickled foods. It is extremely effective in fighting off premature wrinkling, hyperpigmentation and restoring youthful skin. Glycolic acid is found in natural sources that are high in sugar like fruits and sugar cane. When used for skin care, glycolic acid is most commonly seen in facial peels and skin creams for its effective ability to penetrate deep within your skin to boost your skin’s ability to shed old skin cells and bring, younger, fresher skin cells to the surface. It is great for encouraging smoother skin and fights against acne and wrinkles. There’s also citric acid that comes from citrus fruits (lemons, oranges, limes, etc.) that are full of natural antioxidants that fight against the effects of free-radicals in your skin which are known to cause signs of premature aging in your skin.

 

Alpha Hydroxy Acids are powerful a component of anti-aging skin care that is natural and effective in helping you achieve youthful, radiant skin. They work well to reverse hyperpigmentation damage caused by the sun and from minor physical trauma to the skin as well. For the best possible anti-aging regimen for you, make sure to incorporate more products containing AHAs or look into making renewing, home made recipes!

 

Anti-Aging Skin Care Line with AHA

If you’re looking for safe and effective skin care products that both contain Alpha Hydroxy Acids and is formulated especially with your specific skin care needs in mind, try our Clear Essence Anti-Aging Skin Care Line with AHA. This line has been uniquely formatted for maturing people of color and individuals with a special concern for fighting off visible signs of premature aging. The combination of unique plant proteins and fruit extracts create a powerful complex of ingredients that targets and treats specific skin care concerns while giving you the comfort of knowing you’re using healthy, organic skin products.

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The Anti-Aging line products even out skin tone, fade discoloration, and add necessary moisture to the skin to help your skin maintain a healthy, supple texture. Aging skin is beautiful skin, and it needs to be taken care of properly and with care to preserve your natural beauty. Let Clear Essence Cosmetics help you and your skin stay rejuvenated, fresh and youthful for years to come!

Anti-Aging Skin Care

Seven Tips to Fight Premature Aging

Aging. It’s an inevitable part of life that we all have to face. As we get older, things in our bodies begin to change, including the way our skin looks and feels. And, as our bodies change, we also have to change the way that we care for ourselves. Thankfully, there’s a plethora of research available with valuable information that can assist you with ways to care for your aging skin. as well as different methods and tricks that can help slow down the aging process. Aging skin is beautiful skin, and knowing the right way to care for it is essential for long-lasting skin health.

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man-390339__180We can’t stop time, but we can pay attention to different activities we engage in  that are known to “speed up” the aging process and take a toll on your body and  your skin. Stress is a large contributor to premature aging. There is no one  specific definition of stress that is agreed upon, but according to the American Institute of Stress, it is any experience or situation that causes “physical, mental or emotional strain or tension.” We need to let our body to rest and rejuvenate from the daily pressures of life. By allowing our stress levels to run on overdrive, our body will start showing signs of depleting energy. We will notice more bags under our eyes, fine lines, and gray hairs.

 

Stress has a huge effect on our body’s ability to function properly. Your body’s response to stress can manifest in a number of different ways from accelerating your heart rate, inhibiting your body’s ability to digest food and affecting different hormones in your body. When you’re faced with stress, it is important to assess the situation and take necessary steps to alleviate your mind and body from the negative effects of stress for the sake of your overall health. You can do this by engaging in relaxing activities. Try meditation, exercise, or listening to your favorite tunes! And, most importantly, don’t forget to breathe. When you slow down and focus on your body when you’re stressed, you’re actively taking care of your health and caring for your skin!

 

Sun Protection

It feels great to soak in the sun on a warm day, but be careful not to take in too much! Excessive exposure to the sun’s UV rays is known to cause skin discoloration, wrinkles and can even increase your risk for skin cancer if you do not protect your skin from the sun properly. Too much sun negatively affects the elastin in your skin, which is a protein fiber that is responsible for your skin retaining its shape if it is stretched. When the sun breaks these fibers down, your skin loses its natural elasticity and sags as gravity continues to pull on your skin. Always make sure to use sunscreen with a higher SPF protection whenever you know that you will be out in the sun longer than thirty minutes.

 

Eat Healthy. Fight Free Radicals

render-684129_1920We have all heard the phrase “you are what you eat,” and when it comes to our skin, it is absolutely true. A well-balanced diet will help you maintain healthy, supple skin that will help fight off visible signs of aging in your skin. Choose foods that are rich in antioxidants and vitamins. They are great for working against the effects of free radicals on your skin. A free radicals, or oxidants, are atoms or molecules that are missing an electron. They damage our skin cells by attacking normal atoms in our skin in an attempt to steal an electron from other healthy atoms. When an excess amount of free radicals accumulate, it causes damage deep within the skin that makes our skin age faster. The older we get, the harder it is for our body to get rid of excess free radicals. One of the easiest and effective ways to fight off the effects of free radicals in our skin is to search for agents that are loaded with antioxidants.

 

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It is important to work on keeping your skin healthy and youthful early. Collagen and elastin in our skin begin to decline at age twenty-five and the effects of free radicals can speed that up. Antioxidants are molecules that stop other molecules from oxidizing, which is what causes chemical reactions in molecules that lead to the creation of free radicals.

 

Thankfully there are a variety of foods and products that are filled with natural antioxidants that will target free radicals and improve the overall health of your body and your skin. Eat fruits and vegetables like carrots, kale and watermelon that are rich in Beta-carotenes; broccoli, grapefruit and strawberries which have great sources of vitamin C; and avocados, spinach and peppers which contain vitamin E. To get the best benefits, eat your antioxidant rich food raw to not risk losing any nutrients when the food is cooked.

 

Moisturize

Moisture is an overlooked key to keeping your skin soft, supple and healthy. When your skin doesn’t get the moisture that it needs, it will dry out and cause premature wrinkles, rashes, itching and flaking. The same way a grape can turn into a raisin, you skin can also change dramatically if you do not moisturize correctly.

 

Getting the moisture that you need can be done in a number of ways, but the easiest is to consume enough water or water-rich foods, and to make sure that you are using a moisturizer that is compatible with your skin. A great drops-of-water-578897_1920moisturizing tip is to use your lotions and crèmes right after a warm shower when your skin is still slightly damp. This method will help trap the moisture on your skin while your pores are open from the warmth of the water to maximize your skin’s hydration. And, for those extra dry trouble spots, follow with a natural body oil of your choice to promote smooth skin and moisture retention.

 

Also, pay attention to your diet! Moisturizing your skin on the inside is just as important as moisturizing it on the outside. The next time you go to the grocery store, make sure to pick up more moisturizing foods and leave behind the dehydrating ones. Try fruits and vegetables like watermelon, cucumber, cantaloupe, kiwi and tomatoes to give your body a hydrated glow. And, try to limit your alcohol and coffee intake. Alcohol and coffee are both natural diuretics, and when consumed in large quantities, they will deplete your body’s water resources without replenishing it.

 

Boost Your Skin Routine

When you think about your skin care routine, we tend to just think about our skin care products. But, that’s just half the picture. What we do with our skin care products in our routine is just as important as the products themselves. Creating a comprehensive care routine can help break any skin goal plateaus and get your skin feeling brand new in no time.

A good, comprehensive skin care routine, especially one for anti-aging, is typically a multi-step system that works to counteract the different signs of visible aging. To start building your personal anti-aging skin routine, use these steps as guidelines:

  1. Use a skin cleanser that is water-soluble and removes dirt, oil and bacteria from the face and body. Cleansing your skin gives you a clean, healthy slate to work with when continuing with the next steps in your anti-aging skin routine. Follow with a toner to refine and tighten your pores and clarify the skin.
  2. After cleansing, use a product the directly targets your specific skin issue. For anti-aging, look for treatment serums and crèmes with antioxidants and essential vitamins that will enhance your skin’s regeneration to keep you looking young and healthy. And if possible, select treatment products that also protect against UVA and UVB rays for added anti-aging skin protection.
  3. Moisturized skin is healthy skin and moisturizing regularly will help keep your skin youthful in appearance. Cleansing and using targeted treatments on your skin can strip your skin of its natural oils, making it sensitive and more prone to dryness and wrinkles. Replenish your skin’s natural moisture by using a moisturizer that will silken your skin.

 

Healthy Cleansing + AHA

Last, but certainly not least, the way you physically treat your skin can make a big impact in avoiding premature aging. The best anti-aging treat you can give your skin when cleansing and moisturizing is to use products containing AHA. AHA, or Alpha Hydroxy Acid, is a powerful exfoliant that works hard to shed dead skin cells and increase your skin’s cell turnover to bring out brighter, younger skin. It is naturally found in many foods we enjoy including pineapple, tomatoes and yogurt. AHA washes, lotions and masks are applied topically to directly penetrate your problem areas to remove old, damaged skin cells and reveal refreshed, smooth skin.

 

And when handling your skin, especially delicate, aging skin, apply your products with care. Aging skin is more sensitive to pulling and tugging, so when using a cleanser or a crème try to use upward, circular motions on your face and body. The circular, massaging motion helps stimulate the skin, increasing blood circulation which in turn will feed newer skin cells while they form.  The upward motion helps to counteract the downward pull gravity has on your skin to prevent extra wrinkles from forming. Combining skin massages with AHA skincare is a dynamic duo for fighting against premature aging and will give you the fresh skin you’re looking for.

Anti-Aging Skin Care Line

The Anti-Aging skin care treatment consists of products that feature Alpha Hydroxy Acids (Lactic Acid), which addresses the skin care concerns of maturing people of color.  Some these concerns include hyper-pigmentation, wrinkles, and fine lines.  Our anti-aging skin care products accelerate skin cell regeneration and remove dead skin cells while keeping the top layer of skin soft and radiant.

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Clear Essence’s Anti-Aging line has been uniquely formulated for mature people of color. The combination of unique plant proteins and fruit extracts create a powerful complex of ingredients, which targets and treats specific skin care concerns.  The products fade discoloration, even out skin tone, and add moisture to the skin to maintain a healthy supple texture. Let our Anti-Aging Skin Care line help you bring out the natural beauty of aging skin and let the real you shine through!

 

 

 

 

 

Choosing the right skin care regimen for your needs can sometimes feel like a difficult task. There is a vast variety of skin care products available in stores, and with the growing popularity of do-it-yourself beauty trends, it can be hard to decide what is best for you and your skin. What are the differences between homemade and over the counter skin care products and how can you decide which is the right choice? Use this guide to measure the benefits and drawbacks of each to help you choose the right skin solutions for you!

 

Homemade skin care solutions are getting more popular and there are a number of reasons why. Do-it-yourself recipes give you the comfort to know exactly what you’re putting on your skin and the freedom to change the ingredients whenever you want to, something that can’t be done with most over the counter products. It is also easier to ensure you’ll have more natural ingredients in your products. There’s no room for confusion about any mystery chemicals in your soaps, lotions, or scrubs because you control what goes in and out of you recipes.

 

The downside to DIY skincare products is that for solutions to treat specific skin issues, it can be difficult and expensive to find all the necessary ingredients to completely and effectively treat a skin issue. Also, the time and preparation it takes to make certain products might be inconvenient for someone who would want immediate access to their creations. For example, homemade soap can take anywhere from three to six weeks to fully cure before it’s safe for use, infusing oils may take four to six hours and lotion can take up to an hour to prepare depending on your ingredients.

 

The biggest benefit over the counter products offer is that they are immediately ready for use. There is ease and plenty of variety to try different products that have been researched and tested for safety and effectiveness that won’t strain your wallet. If product works for you and you want to stock up, it’s as simple as going to your nearest beauty store. Likewise, if something doesn’t work for you, it is easy to research a different product and purchase it rather than going through the hassle of writing, preparing and making a brand new recipe.

 

My Natural Beauty LineThe most important thing to think about when selecting a skin care regimen is identifying what your specific skin care needs are and how you want your products to benefit your skin. Our My Natural Beauty Skin Tone line contains a number of all-natural products that cleanse, treat and moisturize to uncover your skin’s natural radiance. This line is formulated with the finest natural ingredients including aloe vera, shea butter, pure olive oil, carrot seed oil, lavender, rosemary oil and more for powerful, organic treatment with a luxurious feel. Find the best of both worlds with Clear Essence Cosmetics!

The results that vitamins have on your body can be seen from the inside out and from the outside in. Consuming vitamins replenish your skin from the inside, while applying vitamins restore your skin from the outside. Daily, the skin is affected by many factors including natural aging, sun exposure, and pollution and chemicals in the environment. Your skin needs a variety of vitamins, taken in a variety of ways to keep it supple and healthy against natural wear over time.

Let’s start with vitamin A, also known as retinol. This vitamin has many anti-aging benefits, and works as an antioxidant. As free radicals enter the skin through toxins, which accelerates aging, vitamin A works actively to protect against damage.

Vitamin C is another anti-aging fighter, but works differently than vitamin A. It shields the skin from UV rays that sunscreen tends to miss. It also aids in collagen synthesis. Applying vitamin C to the skin immediately provides smooth and firm skin, as well. You can find various skin care products with vitamin C in our Lemon Plus Vitamin C Skin Care Line.

To ease dry skin, and get extra UV protection, vitamin E is the way to go. Vitamin E also acts as an antioxidant, which helps the skin stay youthful and vibrant. It absorbs harmful UV rays, which works well with the shielding effects of Vitamin C. Vitamin E can be found in our My Natural Beauty Skin Tone Olive Oil Body Crème. This crème is specifically blended with Certified Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, which transforms the skin.

Don’t forget about vitamin D! Vitamin D is essential for a healthy body. It seeps into the skin from sun exposure, and helps your bones absorb calcium more efficiently. However, limit your sun exposure to 10-15 minutes per day. If you go over that amount, make sure you apply sunscreen or have other protective measures against damaging rays. Just enough sun is beneficial for the body, but too much sun is destructive to the skin.

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Spring is here! The weather is getting hotter, and sun stays out to play longer! We start planning more adventures to the beach, mountains, around the city, and more. Here are some spring skin essentials to keep your skin smooth and refreshed on your spring break getaway:

Sunscreen

For all-over moisture with the added benefit of sun protection, pack our Moisturizing Body Lotion with SPF 15 from our My Natural Beauty Skin Tone Line. It’ll keep your skin soft and moisturized while you relax. Also, it’s not greasy. So it’s perfect for people prone to oily skin!

Fruit Cleansers

And when you’re ready to cleanse away the excitement of your spring adventures, use our Maxi-Tone Soap Bars to enhance your skin with carrot seed oil, papaya extracts and other natural botanicals. 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 season!

Vitamin C Skin Care

Spring time also means we get to take in Vitamin D from the sun, but did you think about revitalizing your skin with natural Vitamin C? Our Lemon Plus Vitamin C Skin Care Line offers a blend of Vitamin C, lemon extract, ginseng, aloe, green tea, and more to revive your skin and help achieve an even, cleaner tone. It’s a perfect hydroquinone-free solution for a smoother complexion that will leave you looking and feeling great this spring season!

Body Oil

To keep skin glowing and shining bright with the sunshine, use Clear Essence Body Oils to keep skin moisturized and hydrated. Be ready to show off your skin tone at any moment by preventing dryness. Add our body oils to running bath water or apply directly to skin after bathing or during a massage.

 

When we look our best, we feel our best. It’s a fact of life that encourages us to take those extra steps to look and feel great when we prepare for our day ahead. For many of us, that includes makeup. But what happens when certain steps in our makeup routine take away from our shine? Learn some essential makeup do’s and don’ts to guarantee that you’ll look your absolute best when you do your makeup!

 

Cleanliness is key! We’ve discussed before how important it is to keep your makeup brushes and applicators clean, but it is also important to keep your makeup and makeup bags sanitary as well. For eye, lip and brow pencils, sharpen your products before each use to ensure a clean tip from your last application. With powders, compacts and palettes, use a cosmetic sanitizer spray or isopropyl alcohol in a spray bottle to mist onto your products to kill bacteria and prevent contamination. Clean your makeup bags and containers regularly to avoid germ transfer onto your applicators and products. And, always remember to wash your hands before and after applying makeup.

 

Do not share products. Ran out of eyeliner, or forgot important makeup at home when running to meet with a friend? In any case, do not share makeup, especially eye products. You will be more prone to getting infections, like pink eye, or break outs. This includes using tester products in cosmetic stores.  While it is important to test products like foundation for color matching before you purchase them, it’s possible that hundreds of people have touched the same product and could be spreading germs. Ask if there are any beauty consultants that can assist you and check if they’re using clean or disposable applicators before you try them on your face. If it doesn’t seem safe, don’t risk it.

 

Also, do not forget that makeup products have expiration dates. Just like with our food, even if you don’t use a makeup product, after a certain amount of time the composition of the product can change, making it dry, less effective and more prone to harboring bacteria and dangerous to use on your skin. Pay attention to the expiration labels on your products. As a general rule, you should replace lipstick every one to two years, facial makeup and powders every twelve months, eyeshadow every six to twelve months and mascaras and eyeliners every three months to avoid eye inflammation and eye mites. Also, when using mascara, twist your wand instead of pumping it into your mascara tube to collect product. You can trap air in the tube, drying it out faster and exposing it to bacteria.

 

The biggest do when it comes to makeup is to make sure your skin stays protected and healthy. Healthy skin is the baseline to beautiful makeup that emphasizes your unique beauty. Our My Natural Beauty line is perfect for protecting and emphasizing the natural beauty you already possess. Always stay safe when it comes to your makeup and your skin so you can truly be the best you can be.

 

 

 

 

Nowadays almost every skin care brand offers a three step or multiple product system in order to treat various skin needs and problems. We have often believed that in order to see results all our skin care products must fall under one brand name in order to completely treat the skin.

Well what’s really the truth?

Should you use different products that match your skin care needs regardless of brand or is sticking with one skin care line the best way to ensure quality and skin receptiveness? Let’s check out the pros and cons below:

Pros

Reliability

If you already have one skin care product you love, chances are you’ll probably love another product that brand offers. Brands that pride themselves on having sensitive skin care lines and natural-based skin care products can also encourage brand loyalty, as users want to ensure their skin does not have allergic reactions to new ingredients.

Ease

For those new to skin care, it can be easier to follow and adopt a skin care system that is already created by industry dermatologists and chemists. Many skin care lines’ goal is to remove the headache and confusion that comes with choosing products for your skin type.

Cons

Every Brand Can’t Have Every Product

While brands try to create multiple products for every possible skin issue or texture, it is impossible for a brand to have a solution for 100% of the market.

Lack of Individuality

Products that work for one person’s skin logically cannot work for every person on Earth’s skin. It may take mixing and matching skin care brands to find the perfect combination for your individual skin.

So what products do you choose?

Now, we’re not saying you have to run out and try every skin care brand or mix every last tube, jar, or vial in your medicine cabinet. Know what issues you’re wishing to treat along with your skin type to find products that are specifically meeting your skin care goals. Focus on the ingredients and reputation/reviews of the product from other users with similar skin problems.photo (2)

Also, try to add new products into your routine slowly. Some products take a week or two for your skin to start showing results. Packing on tons of different products at once can make skin irritated. And since your assorted branded products don’t give you an order for mixing and matching, always follow the rule of layering products from lighter to thicker, i.e. a serum should go on the skin before a heavy cream. Your skin cannot tell the difference between brands. Until a company is able to make a miracle all-in-one solution for every possible skin type and texture, we may be resorting to mixing and matching for some time to come!

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!

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