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To Our Valued Customers:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sincerely Yours,
Clear Essence Cosmetics USA, Inc.

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

 

 

Exfoliation

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

 

Hydrating Your Skin

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

 

Skin Care Sets for Your Love

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Clear Essence Platinum Line Skin Beautifying Body Oil

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

Clear Essence Sensitive Line Moisturizing Body Oil

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

Clear Essence Specialist Skin Care Body Oil

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

 

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

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

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

Exfoliating Cleanser – At least once a week

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

Dark Spot Corrector – Twice a day

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

Body Oil – Apply Daily

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

Basic Lotion – Apply Daily

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

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!

 

 

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.

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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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.

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