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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.

Spring is right around the corner! The weather is getting hotter, and the 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

While you treat discolorations and uneven patches of skin, make sure to add a sunscreen to prevent redarkening and new discolorations. The sun hugs closer to the Earth this time of year so it is even more important to apply sunscreen every single day! For an easy two-in-one formula, use the Platinum Line Skin Beautifying Milk which corrects dark spots and gives the skin an all-over the body glow with the added benefit of sun protection. It’ll keep your skin soft and moisturized while also brightening and evening the complexion!

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Fruit Cleansers

When you’re ready to cleanse away the excitement of your spring adventures, 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. 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!

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

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. To help close pores and prevent dirt and bacteria from causing breakouts, use a toner to keep skin fresh and evenly toned. Our Sensitive Skin Cleanser uses natural witch hazel and camphour to calm the skin after a day of high activity!

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.

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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In 2018 you started to improve your skin care by drinking more water, maintaining a healthy diet, and vowing to take your makeup off every night. Did you stick to it? If you’ve already mastered the basics, here’s a few skin care resolutions to maintain and perfect your skin even further this year!

Remove Dark Spots

In 2018 you used Clear Essence cleansers to achieve less breakouts and pimples. In 2019 it’s time to work on those acne scars and dark spots still affecting your complexion. Luckily Clear Essence has released the Exclusive Medicated Fade Creme w/ Sunscreen to help reduce the appearance of discolorations on the face, neck, hands or body. It is a velvety cream best used on dry skin types and comes in a whole new look that will make you excited to pick it up each day and night. If you have oily skin we recommend our Platinum Line Skin Lightening Serum which is a light weight lightening gel that sits on top of the skin rather than soaking in to moisturize. Use either of these dark spot correctors twice a day for 4 to 6 weeks to see a spot-free even toned complexion.

 

Keep skin BALANCED

Is skin always too dry or too oily? A good way to keep skin in check daily is adding a toner to your skin care routine. A pH-balanced astringent helps control an oily t-zone and refresh dehydrated skin. Try the Sensitive Line Antiseptic Cleanser which is great for irritated skin and calming redness. If you have a build up of dead skin and a dull complexion, use the Anti-Aging Alpha Hydroxy Acid Toner to regenerate healthy skin cells.

 

Reduce Hyperpigmentation

Our face is the first thing people see, however, its important to care for the skin on our hands, body and feet too!! Don’t slack on moisturizers this year. You may already notice your elbows, knees or knuckles gaining some slight discoloration due to lack of moisture and hydration. Keeping joints and the body heavily moisturized helps reduce hyperpigmentation and discolorations. For a full body even skin tone we recommend our Platinum Line Skin Beautifying Milk. This lotion is a silky body complexion moisturizer to correct uneven patches such as darkened elbows, knees, knuckles, feet and other scars or discolorations. We recommend using this product twice a day for 4-6 weeks for a noticeable improvement. If you find you have sensitive skin we also provide our Sensitive Line Skin Beautifying Milk, which is hydroquinone-free and contains natural ingredients; it works in only 6-8 weeks of twice daily use.

 

Don’t skip your Sunscreen!

This one is on the resolution list every year, yet we still tend to forget our sunscreen before we walk out the house some mornings! Make it a habit to apply at least SPF 15 daily to ensure you maintain your flawless complexion and prevent new discolorations or dark spots from causing havoc. For an easy two-in-one formula, grab our Platinum Line Skin Beautifying Milk w/ SPF 15. Not only does it tone the skin for an even complexion, it also protects from future sun damage! If you already love your skin try the My Natural Beauty Moisturizing Lotion w/ SPF 15 which is an all natural body lotion w/ natural shea butter and sunscreens. Make sure you enjoy your even skin tone all year and beyond!

 

 

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.

Introducing Clear Essence Toners

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.

 

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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Papaya skin care products have long been revered for their natural ingredients yet powerful abilities to clear skin infections and hyperpigmentation. When we think about our skin, we often stress about knowing what is good and what is bad for us especially if one struggles with active skin issues. They say appearance is not everything, and that is most certainly true but we as humans tend to obsess over skin imperfections and it is hard to get ours mind off of it, often times feeling self-conscious and embarrassed, not letting us live our best life. Many times we resort to chemically composed products to help fight our skin impurities, anywhere from acne to wrinkles to even sun spots and although many of these products are beneficial for us, sometimes they can worsen our issues if we are not using the proper medication. If you are one of many people who are concerned about what your soap contains you can never go wrong with trying out something organic.

 

Papaya is one of the many fruits that offer amazing benefits to ones skin and while being great in taste, it is also great for your skin. There are good reasons why it is often referred to as the “Fruit of Angels”; because it delivers miracle-like results to our face and body. Papaya skin care is known for its skin lightening properties which help clear hyper-pigmentation that is left behind after a pesky pimple. The fruit is also enriched with alpha-hydroxy acid, a powerful exfoliator that assists in skin cell turnover and anti-aging agents like beta-carotene prevent free radical damage which delays the aging process. It is rich in vitamin A, E, B and C which help heal injuries and fight infections, creating an improved skin condition, who doesn’t like glowing skin? All benefits that have been listed are what one needs in order to clear up any current acne and maintain healthy skin. Papaya fights acne and hydrates the skin, two of the most important factors we need in our life!

 

If you were wondering about where to find papaya skin care products, we’d like to introduce our Clear Essence Maxi Tone Line  Papaya Skin Whitening Herbal Soap which helps cleanse and brighten the 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. Using this soap daily helps to even out the complexion for a flawless, even toned glow.

 

If we want to feel great, our skin is where it starts, it is what presents us to the world. It is time to stop letting your skin impurities have a hold on your life and take charge, do not be afraid to live your best life!

 

If you’re looking for an at home mask to try out with this sweet fruit take a look at one of the most favorable DIY receipt below. Use a mask weekly to add a bit of relaxation to your beauty routine!

Honey, Milk & Papaya DIY Face Mask

Puree 1/2 papaya
2 teaspoons of whole milk
1 tablespoon of honey

-Mix together until paste is created
-Apply mask to clean face
-Let sit for 15 minutes
-Remove mask with water

Melanin, according to an article from the University of Murcia in Spain,  comes from the Greek melanos, meaning dark pigmentation. General speaking, we can define melanin as a pigment that melanocytes cells produce. The pigmentation comes in various shades depending on the genetic makeup of each individual. So far, we have defined what melanin is. Now we will discuss how this pigment works.Dark pigmentation comes in various shades

Factors Affecting Melanin (Dark Pigmentation)

Individuals have the same number of these cells (melanocytes). However,  there are different factors affecting the production of melanin.

Exposure to UV radiation:

Melanin is produced to protect the skin from the UV rays. People who are exposed more to the sun produce more melanin as a result.

Genetic Makeup:

Due to inheritance, different ethnicity are genetically predispose to produce different shades of melanin.

Size of Melanocytes:

Each individual is different and so are the size of their melanocytes. This could leading to a difference in the amount of melanin production

Disease Conditions:

There are some diseases that can affect the production of melanin such as albinism and vitiligo, reducing the production of melanin.

The absence or abundance of the production of melanin can significantly affect an individual’s skin. The production of melanin is key for the prevention of skin cancers such as melanoma. This means the skin becomes darker and darker when exposure to the sun increases. This occurs for the majority of individuals, yet no all of them. It is critical for us to educate our beloved customers on this subject. So they can take precautions to protect themselves. This matter is of importance to us since Clear Essence Cosmetics specializes in the treatment of dark spots, discoloration, and hyper-pigmentation  In the majority of the cases, this result from the variation of the production of melanin. The company offers different products for all skin types. Our main objective is to correct skin problems unique to people of color.

When it comes to benefiting the skin, natural ingredients can be the key. The benefits of lemon and sugar scrub are wonderful and help your skin in many ways. We know, first hand, that lemon is a natural sources of vitamin C. This vitamin helps lightening dark spots from sun exposure, age spots, and discolorations. It also helps with rough spots such as knee, elbows, hands and feet. Sugar is very beneficial as well due to being a natural exfoliator, cleaning the pores and improving overall skin texture because it removes dead skin cells.

We believe that lemon is one of the best natural sources to use on your skin for many reason as mentioned before; as a result, we have a created an entire line based on the benefits of lemon and its vitamin C ingredient called Lemon Plus Vitamin C Line.This is the reason we recommend you to use this lemon and sugar scrub; we are sure you are going to love it. The best part is that it can be used both face and body.

For this DIY lemon and sugar scrub you will simply need three things:

  • 1 Lemon
  • ½ cup of granulated sugar
  • Medium sized Tupperware or jar with lid

Simply add the lemon juice to the granulated sugar in the Tupperware or jar and mix all it together until you get a medium to thick consistency. You can always add or remove lemon and sugar depending on your preferences; there is not an exact recipe for this so play with it.

On your body, apply it on circular motions paying more attention to areas that you want to lighten for about 3 minutes. On your face, apply it gentle on circular motions for about 3 minutes as well. Make a new batch every 2 week or so to keep the ingredients as fresh as possible so that they can work effectively.

This lemon and sugar scrub will help you maintain a silky and smooth skin. Lemon tightens pores and evens out the skin tone and the sugar removes dead skin cells, cleaning the pores. We invite you to try it out since it is easy and an effective way to treat your skin.

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