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During the summer we tend to spend more time outdoors enjoying BBQs, the pool and nature. After all, what would summer be without the nice warm weather to enjoy? However, the extended time outside can mean trouble for our skin. Summer sun can mean discolorations, acne and breakouts!! Read on to learn how the warmer weather affects our skin and what you can do to prevent damage to your complexion.

  • Sunburns and Skin Darkening

If you’ve ever gotten sunburned you know it is no fun. Sun burnt skin tends to peel which leaves your skin uneven and can also cause sun discolorations on the face and body in the form of moles and hyperpigmentation. To prevent sun damage all together, make sure you apply SPF products all summer long. If you’re already looking to treat your uneven skin tone, Clear Essence Platinum Line Skin Beautifying Milk w/ SPF 15 is a great two-in-one formula that corrects discolorations while also preventing new signs of damage. An important tip is to reapply your SPF every 2-3 hours of sun exposure. During this time of year it can take only 15 minutes for skin damage to occur. For this reason its important to stay protected at all times. If you do wind up with a sun burn or peeling skin, have no fear! Clear Essence My Natural Beauty Carrot Oil Soap helps to exfoliate and rejuvenate skin  and also contains Vitamins A and Beta Carotene which naturally replenish and repair damage skin cells.

  • Acne and Breakouts

It’s going to be a hot one this year! Sweat may begin to clog pores while enjoying the outdoors and the warmer weather. Cleansing your skin daily is important to ensure your pores are free of dirt and bacteria. It is even more critical when you are continuously working out or exposed to outdoor elements such as smog and pollution. During the summer you should wash your face regularly to remove sweat and oils that sit on the skin during the day. Clear Essence has many fruit and natural cleansers that are perfect for the summer due to their natural ingredients such as lemonolivecarrot seed oil, and papaya. These sweet scented soaps are perfect for the summer season. For a more powerful cleanse, Clear Essence has just restocked the Blemish Control Wash Formula just in time for summer! This peppermint and salilyic acid liquid cleanser is effective yet gentle at completely clearing the dirt, oils and bacteria that cause acne and breakouts. 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.

  • Dry Skin

All this summer fun and warmer weather is making us thirsty! It makes your skin thirsty too, as you’re using more energy to keep cool during the summer. Make sure to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water to prevent heat stroke and dehydrated skin. When you don’t drink enough water your skin can begin to look dull and lifeless. Dull skin can also be caused by a build up of dead skin cells that trapped on the surface of the skin. Make sure to exfoliate regularly to bring out a bright and even skin tone. Clear Essence My Natural Beauty Olive Oil Soap is moisturizing yet effective in removing dead skin cells with natural olive oil, aloe vera and shea butter extracts. NOW: Buy 4 Clear Essence My Natural Beauty Olive Oil Soap and receive a Anti-Aging Toner Astrigent for FREE! To increase your glow from the outside, make sure to apply plenty of moisturizers to keep skin looking healthy and vibrant. Clear Essence Body Oils are great light-weight moisturizers to give skin extra suppleness while also correcting stretchmarks and discolorations. Back in Stock Just in Time for Summer: It’s Lemon Season! For a refreshed skin texture and sweet lemon scent, try our Lemon Plus Vitamin A Body CremeThis 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. 

Lots of us are starting to work out more to prepare for the Summer months and bikini season. Exercising also provides great benefits for the body and mind. Besides working out, this summer is expected to be a hot one! Sweat may begin to clog pores just while enjoying the outdoors and the warmer weather. To help prevent breakouts or acne during these summer months, check out our skin care tips below.

  • Avoid Makeup

Applying makeup before your workout can contribute to clogged pores and breakouts. When you workout and sweat, your pores open up. Open pores are susceptible to dirt and bacteria getting trapped under the skin. You want your skin to breathe while working out so that sweat can fall off the skin instead of being trapped under makeup. If you’re confident in your skin without makeup, try using a lighter coverage or ensure that you cleanse your skin immediately after workout with warm water to reopen pores and flush out bacteria.

  • Cleanse Your Skin

Cleansing your skin daily is important to ensure your pores are free of dirt and bacteria. It is even more critical when you are continuously working out or exposed to outdoor elements such as smog and pollution. During the summer you should wash your face regularly to remove sweat and oils that sit on the skin during the day. Clear Essence has many fruit and natural cleansers that are perfect for the summer due to their natural ingredients such as lemon, olive, carrot seed oil, and papaya. These sweet scented soaps are perfect for the summer season.

  • Use 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.

  • Don’t touch your face

The gym is full of germs and bacteria, especially on gym equipment. Due to this, it is very important to avoid touching your face when working out. Since sweat can also transfer to the face from your hair, ensure that you tie your hair back away from your face. You want to prevent spreading any bacteria to your skin.

  • Products for Men

Chimere Skin Care for Men is designed for the grooming needs of men of color. Though the products are sophisticated, they are easy to use. They treat razor bumps, dark spots, ingrown hairs, Chimere Body Washbreakouts, and acne. Chimere™ Triple-Action Body Wash Formula treats and prevents breakouts. It deeply cleanses the skin to heal and soothe irritations by removing dirt and oil. This pH balanced formula helps tone and invigorate the skin as it cleans. The Chimere Bump Control Cleansing Bar for Normal to Oily Skin is a moisturizing soap that breaks down pore clogging residue and debris, leaving the skin feeling fresh, clean, comfortable and even-toned. It is specifically formulated to meet the needs of men of color with blemishes, razor bumps, and uneven pigmentation.  It is used for acne treatment and prevention, cleansing deeply to remove dirt, bacteria and oil; and it exfoliates dead skin cells for a radiant blemish-free, clear complexion.

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.

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!

Clear Essence TonersA Clean Face is the First Step to An Even Skin Tone!
If you feel like your first step isn’t doing the job, try adding a second cleansing step to completely remove dirt and oils.

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Blackheads are pores that are filled with dirt and oils on the skin. You may look at the tip of your nose and find a few right now! The best way to get rid of enlarged pores and dirt getting trapped under the skin is PREVENTION! Here’s a few tips to ensure your skin stays squeaky clean without little black pores showing up throughout the day.

1. Clean with your regular cleanser

However you currently cleanse your skin is perfectly fine. Remember that your skin must be clean to use a toner as you want your skin to be clean before you close pores. Use warm water and one of Clear Essence’s first step cleansers such as the Platinum Line Medicated Cleansing Bar or Platinum Line Complexion Soap for Normal Skin to remove the bulk of dirt, bacteria and oils on the complexion.

2. Apply Toner using a cotton ball

After cleansing use a cotton ball and one of our Clear Essence Toners to close pores and keep skin clean for longer! If you have oily skin this also helps ensure that there are no remnants of dirt and oil still left on the skin after your first cleansing step. Clear Essence Toner Astringent with Alpha Hydroxy Acid has the added exfoliating AHA ingredient which helps to also even out the complexion and give a smoother texture. Exfoliating regularly will also help clear out pores and remove dead skin cells trapped on the skin. Our Sensitive Line Antiseptic Cleanser is great for sensitive skin types to soothe the skin after cleansing with natural witch hazel and ginseng ingredients.

3. Moisturize

Double cleansing can dry out the skin. If your skin feels tight after cleansing that’s a good thing! Your pores are shrinked and closed so no environmental toxins can enter the pores and the skin. To eliminate overly drying the skin however, you may add a light moisturizer to rehydrate the skin and add a luminous glow. We recommend a very light layer of our Platinum Line Skin Beautifying Milk to help eliminate dark spots and give the skin an even glow or our Sensitive Line Texturizing Lotion to hydrate without lightening the skin tone.

4 Apply Sun Protection

Exfoliating the skin can cause sensitivity to the sun. To prevent redarkening or new dark spots from forming on the skin and to maintain the effects of your skin care regimen, apply SPF daily. Clear Essence SPF 15 products are two in one formulas great for creating an even skin tone while also protecting from the sun.

 

Have you ever wondered why your ‘black soap’ is your go-to acne cure? Why it has a kind of a strong smell compared to the rest of your soaps? Check out the ingredients one time. You see Sulphur listed below ‘Active Ingredients’? There’s your answer. There’s your acne cure.

Sulphur’s Story

Sulphur? You may say. Yes. We would say. Sulphur has been used since ancient times as an all natural acne cure and can be found in the ingredient list of today’s top skincare brands. It’s natural antibacterial properties eradicate acne-causing bacteria in your pores and prevent future breakouts when used on the daily. (Key word: daily. Don’t just use that Soap or cleanser with sulphur when acne appears, make it a part of your skincare regimen. You will see that the Difference is Clear! 😉 )

Aside from being one of the more milder acne medications, meaning it can be used by most skin types, Sulphur is a vital nutrient for your body, especially your skin. Keratin, which is a sulphur containing protein, is important for healthy nails and hair, and a key structural component of the outer layer of human skin. The Sulphur Institute has created the below chart which shows hows sulphur and your body work together:

Thinking of doing a little sulphur-shopping while on the Clear Essence website? Drop the Medicated Cleansing Bar Plus Exfoliants or CHIMÉRE Bump Control Cleansing Bar inside your cart and tell acne to shhhh!

Few beauty practices are embraced as enthusiastically as exfoliation. Dermatologists have long said that polishing the skin can banish dullness, clean pores and reveal a fresh, glowing complexion due to the removal of dead skin cells. However, it’s easy to get carried away. Buffing too often with abrasive scrubs, sponges and facial brushes can remove healthy oils and enzymes — leading to inflammation, redness, irritation and even hyperpigmentation especially on darker skin tones.

Now, skin-care experts are advocating for gentler measures. Professionals recommend simple cleansers and the next generation of toners that don’t look like exfoliators at all. Toners now pair exfoliating acids with soothing ingredients and are a major shift away from scrub brushes or coarse scrubs. These hybrid liquid formulas sink in easily, don’t require any rubbing and deliver a calming dose of hydration. They bring skin back to a more balanced state and can improve everything from fine lines to acne.

Find the Right Formula

AHA

Alpha Hydroxy Acid is derived from fruits and sugars and helps to accelerate skin cell regeneration and remove dead skin cells while keeping the top layer of skin soft and radiant.

Clear Essence Complexion Soap with AHA is an acne cleansing soap bar for the treatment of blemishes and pimples. When used consistently, this soap bar helps to exfoliate uneven pigmentation by removing dead skin cells, leaving a clear, even toned complexion.

Clear Essence Toner Astringent with AHA is a hydrating toner made specifically for oily skin is packed with the power of Alpha Hydroxy Acid. Using the toner after your normal cleansing helps to ensure that all makeup, bacteria and oiliness is completely removed from the skin with a clear and refreshing feel.

Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel is a natural alcohol derived from twig, bark or leaves of witch hazel. This calming extract gently cleanses without skin irritation.

Clear Essence Sensitive Line Antiseptic Toner fights oil and cleans deep down in pores to treat and prevent acne. This toner is specially formulated for sensitive skin. The toner is made with salicylic acid acne medicine to target existing pimples and prevent new ones from forming.

Lactic Acid

Similar to Alpha Hydroxy Acid, lacitic acid is one of the first ingredients to be used for light chemical exfoliation and it is now well known for its ability to remove dead skin build ups.

Clear Essence Lemon Multi-Active Toner is formulated with botanical extracts, to remove excess oil, dirt and makeup. This refreshing pH-balanced toner gently refines pores and helps promote an even skin tone. The liquid cleanse is a lemon lightening treatment for dark spots formulated with natural exfoliants which remove dead skin cells, oils, and bacteria left on the skin after cleansing.

The Lemon Plus Vitamin C Body Scrub Soap Bar combines a unique blend of botanical ingredients including Vitamin C, lemon, and other natural antioxidants to restore balance and tone to the skin. The soap bar is a lemon lightening treatment for dark spots formulated with natural exfoliants which scrub away dead skin cells and cause the skin to feel smoother and cleaner. We should also mention the light lemon scent leaves skin smelling GREAT!

Exfoliate Clean Skin, at Night

Regardless of the formula, apply your toner  after cleansing, preferably at night, since exfoliating can make your complexion sun-sensitive. Dispense a few drops in your palm or a cotton pad and sweep over your face, steering clear of your eyes.

Watch How Your Skin Reacts

Start by using toners only three times a week to avoid irritation. Then, gradually increase your frequency to once a day. A little tingling is normal. But if you notice redness, peeling or a burning sensation, you’ve probably been aggressive. Give your skin a break for a few days or dilute your toner with a few drops of water to cut the intensity.

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We have all suffered through the pain of choosing a new skin cleanser especially while standing in the middle of the skin care aisle surrounded by tons of different types claiming to make your skin look flawless. Even when shopping here at ClearEssence.com the amount of cleanser options can seem daunting! Luckily we’re going to break down each of our cleansers based on skin type and skin needs to help you choose the cleanser that is right for you! If you’re wondering what your skin type is simply look back to this classic Clear Essence article where we go in depth of finding your skin type and how to begin to identify the appropriate treatments needed for your specific type: https://clresnc.com/WhatsMySkinType

 

Acne Cleansers

 

 

Our only liquid cleanser, the Blemish Control Wash Formula is a powerful salicylic acid treatment for oily and acne prone skin types. This face scrub for acne prone skin also contains peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil, and menthol for revitalization and pH balance which leaves the skin refreshed and awakened.

  • Skin Concern: acne, pimples, oily skin
  • Recommended Skin Type: all skin types, specifically oily and acne prone

 

 

 

The most popular Clear Essence cleanser for those dealing with acne breakouts is the Medicated Cleansing Bar plus Exfoliants, commonly known as the “black soap.” The Medicated Cleansing Bar is a blemish and anti-acne treatment soap for the face and body. Natural ingredients like sulfur and wheat germ are used to prevent pimples on the skin and reduce breakouts while flakes of colloidal oatmeal help exfoliate and improve skin texture. We recommend trying this bar to help clear acne on the chest and back.

  • Skin Concern: acne, uneven skin texture
  • Recommended Skin Type: oily skin

 

 

Dull, Uneven skin color and texture

Sometimes our skin just doesn’t look luminous and radiant enough. That’s where our Complexion Soap Bars come in handy to regenerate new skin cells and moisturize the skin for a glowing complexion.

 

The Platinum Line Complexion Soap for Normal Skin is an all-over body complexion bar which can be used as a face wash to remove dirt, oils and bacteria on normal to dry skin. This soap bar is uniquely formulated to maximize the performance of other Clear Essence dark spot correcting products by removing dead skin cells that dull the skin tone.

  • Skin Concern: acne, uneven skin texture
  • Recommended Skin Type: all skin types

 

 

The Complexion Soap with Alpha Hydroxy Acid is an exfoliating cleansing soap bar for the treatment of blemishes and uneven skin tones. Alpha Hydroxy Acid is a natural exfoliant derived from milk and fruit extracts. When used consistently, this soap bar helps to exfoliate uneven pigmentation by removing dead skin cells, leaving a clear, even toned complexion.
  • Skin Concern: acne, uneven skin texture
  • Recommended Skin Type: all skin types

 

 

 

The Maxi-Tone Skin Lightening Soap with Shea Butter is formulated with powerful ingredients that fade dark spots on face and body, blemish scars and freckles. This soap can be used as sun spot corrector because it is great as a dark spot lightener, leaving a clearer and even toned complexion.

  • Skin Concern: acne, dark spots, uneven skin texture
  • Recommended Skin Type: all skin types

 

 

Razor Bumps & Ingrown Hairs

Clear Essence also makes the skin care and grooming products to keep men’s skin bump free and without razor bumps. This dual shower combo helps break down pore clogging residue and debris which block razor blades from cutting hairs without friction. A cleansing wash with this facial exfoliating men’s soap bar and triple action body and hair gel leaves skin feeling fresh, clean, comfortable and even-toned.

  • Skin Concern: razor bumps, ingrown hairs, uneven skin texture
  • Recommended Skin Type: oily to normal skin

 

 

 

Sensitive Skin

Even if you don’t normally have sensitive skin, sometimes it’s nice to use something mild and gentle on the face. Our natural soap bars cleanse and exfoliate using only nature’s finest ingredients:

 

This Lemon Plus Vitamin C soap bar combines a unique blend of botanical ingredients including Vitamin C, lemon, and other natural antioxidants to restore balance and tone to the skin. The soap bar is a lemon lightening treatment for dark spots formulated with natural exfoliants which scrub away dead skin cells and cause the skin to feel smoother and cleaner. We should also mention the light lemon scent leaves skin smelling GREAT!

  • Skin Concern: acne, uneven skin texture
  • Recommended Skin Type: all skin types, specifically sensitive skin

 

 

 

 

The Carrot Seed Oil Soap Bar has a formative effect in stimulating skin cell growth aimed to rejuvenate wrinkled, aged, and dehydrated skin. Carrot Seed Oil contains Beta Carotene and Vitamin A which help to improve skin complexion by removing toxic build-up and repairing sun-damaged skin. Antiseptic properties also help to reduce breakouts and acne formation.

  • Skin Concern: acne, oily skin, uneven skin texture
  • Recommended Skin Type: all skin types, specifically sensitive and oily skin

 

 

 

 

 

A natural cleansing and moisturizing soap, the Olive Oil Body Soap Bar is a natural solution to radiant skin. For centuries people of the Mediterranean have recognized the benefits of Olive Oil to the skin. Long lasting and made from the purest natural ingredients, it is a superb moisturizer suitable for all skin types. As pure and simple as a soap can be, it is made with all natural olive, aloe, and shea butter.

  • Skin Concern: acne, dry skin, uneven skin texture
  • Recommended Skin Type: all skin types, specifically sensitive and dry skin

 

 

 

The Maxi-Tone Papaya Skin Whitening Herbal Soap is blended with papaya enzymes and tropical herbs, a great combination for good anti-aging properties, promoting skin cell rejuvenation. It reduces acne inflammation, gently exfoliates dead skin cells, and unclogs pores – leaving your skin looking and feeling softer, smoother, and healthier.

  • Skin Concern: acne, dark spots, uneven skin texture
  • Recommended Skin Type: all skin types

 

 

The Maxi-Tone Carrot Seed Oil Skin Whitening Soap has a formative effect in stimulating skin cell growth aimed to rejuvenate wrinkled, aged and dehydrated skin. Carrot Seed Oil contains Beta Carotene and Vitamin A to help maintain skin tone and elasticity.

  • Skin Concern: acne, dark spots, uneven skin texture
  • Recommended Skin Type: all skin types

 

 

 

 

Our most mild cleanser is not only great for babies but anyone can enjoy this moisturizing and soothing oatmeal soap bar. The Clear Essence Baby Soothing Milk Bar is enriched with a blend of vitamins and natural ingredients to give your baby sweet, soft and touchable skin. Clear Essence Soothing Milk Bar features natural oatmeal to relieve dry, itchy, and irritated skin. This gentle baby soap is enriched with natural milk proteins, nourishing emollients, and Vitamin E to sooth and calm rashes and irritation.

  • Skin Concern: dry skin
  • Recommended Skin Type: dry to normal

Lemons, citrus fruit, with thick skin and fragrant acidic juice provide many properties and benefits to the skin. Taking advantage of this powerful fruit, could help achieve results your skin has been looking for. Lemons are an amazing source of vitamin C, magnesium, calcium and potassium. These are minerals and antioxidants that improve the appearance and condition of hair, nails, and skin. Following are four benefits of lemon when it comes to skin care:

Lemons help heal acne and remove blackheads

Lemons’ antibacterial and anti-fungal properties make them a great solution to treat acne. Lemon’s natural anti-bacterial cleans out dirt and oils that block pores and cause breakouts on the skin.

Lemons lightening black spot and blemishes

Lemons’ acidic juice offers to lighten dark spots and even your skin tone gradually. Another great way to help combat this issue is using products that contain this amazing fruit. For instance, our Lemon Plus Vitamin C Perfecting Serum (now back in stock!) contains plant and fruit extracts, which lighten facial dark spots and blemishes. It is formulated with botanical extracts to treat stubborn or hard to fade skin discoloration.

Lemons help reduce oily skin

If you want to remove excess oil, dirt, and bacteria left from your makeup, we invite you to try our Lemon Plus Vitamin C Multi-Active Toner formulated with botanical extracts. This refreshing pH-balanced toner gently refines pores and helps promote an even skin tone. 

Lemons soothe chapped lips

Another overnight beauty treatment that works well. It only requires slicing open a lemon. This will work as an exfoliant for chapped lips. Rub the lemon onto your pucker then, once again, wash off the next morning. The lemon juice properties will remove any dead skin cells so that your lipstick goes on super smooth.

Lemons Cleanse face and body

We also recommend our Lemon Plus Vitamin C Body Soap Scrub to cleanse away impurities. This bar is a unique blend of botanical ingredients including Vitamin C and natural antioxidants to restore balance and tone the skin. It helps as an exfoliator to scrub away dead skin cells and cause the skin to feel smoother and cleaner. 

You have learned all the benefits this acidic fruit has to offer, do not stop there go check out our complete list of our Lemon Line products in our Clear Essence page. You will love them!

 

Sometimes we make skin care mistakes that end up sabotaging our complexion. The majority of people care about their skin whether it be spending a few minutes or having a ritual routine before bed. Unfortunately, even if all we want to do is protect it, we may still do more harm than good. Everyone should have a skin care routine to protect it from daily impurities and factors we cannot control such as UV- rays because they can be very damaging for the skin. Due to the lack of ethnic skin care knowledge on how to treat specific melanin based problems, we want to educate our beloved customers about the possible mistakes they are making. As a result, they become aware and change these mistakes to become good daily habits that could make a difference when it comes to preventing damage and premature aging. Below are some the most common skin care mistakes we want you to avoid.

Skin Care Mistake #1: Exfoliating too much or not enough

Over exfoliating becomes a problem because it buffs away your top skin layer. You might think you are helping your skin get rid of the dirt or left over make-up. However, what you are actually doing is removing the barrier that protects the skin. Leaving the skin unprotected, gives the toxins of the environment and the sun the opportunity to attack the skin, resulting in premature aging. On the other hand, if you do to not exfoliate enough, you leave room for the production of clogs, blackheads, and acne. These issues result from the accumulation of dead skin cells trapped along with oil in the pores when exfoliation does not occur. To avoid both situations, we recommend you to exfoliate two or three times per week.

Skin Care Mistakes #2: Diet and skincare go hand in hand

If you want to have a healthy and glowing skin, diet needs to be taken into consideration. The food you eat can have a significant impact on your skin. We recommend our loving customers to include more fruits, vegetables, and good fats such as avocado, nuts, and fish. As well as try to avoid sugars, salt, and processed foods that only damage the skin and makes you gain a few more pounds. Yes, we understand that some days you might crave something in the bad category food, and it is okay if you cheat once in a while. Nonetheless, you must remember it is all about balance.

Skin Care Mistake #3: Applying to many products

Pampering your skin with all kinds of different products to either make it look better or treat different skin problems can lead to overwhelming the skin. It can cause the opposite effect you are trying to accomplish. If you want to achieve a better skin or treat any issues, we recommend you to alternate products and not mixing them all together.

Skin Care Mistake #4: Not using products formulated for your skin type

When using products that are not suited for your skin type, you will never see the results you want. Every skin type has special needs that must be taken care of. It is important that you do your research and discover what skin type and product you need for accurate results.

Last but not least.

Skin Care Mistake #5: Not wearing enough sunscreen

One major reason premature aging occurs is due to increase exposure to sun light and the UV rays. People often believe they are not exposing themselves sunlight when in reality they are. This is called incidental exposure—driving in the car, sitting near windows, or walking outside even if it’s cloudy. To prevent early aging, you must apply sun protection all year round. Clear Essence Cosmetics supplies many SPF 15 products to help protect your skin while treating discolorations and dark spots. Clear Essence My Natural Beauty Skin Tone Lotion with SPF 15 has added SPF 15 to prevent future discolorations and damage from harsh elements and the sun’s UV rays. This is the perfect daily moisturizer to keep your skin silky, smooth, and even-toned.

There you are, some of the most common skin care mistakes people make, so please do your research, become aware, and informed about the unique need your skin has and change those bad habits into healthy ones. You can always contact us for any question or concern you might encounter and always love your skin 😉

 

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