Primary Ingredients used in your Treatments at
Great Skin by Cyn
Castile soap Castile soap isn't a brand but a type of soap made exclusively from vegetable oil rather than animal fat or synthetic substances. Great Skin by Cyn uses an olive oil based Castile soap. The simple nature of the soap means a lesser environmental impact due to reduced waste stream during manufacture and also faster biodegradability.
Raw Goat Milk hand made soap. Goat's milk soap can delay the signs of aging because it contains high amounts of Alpha Hydroxy lactic acid which breaks down sticky dead skin cells. Smells good too. From happy free range goats raised in WI.
Cocoa butter, pure and raw: Wonderful for softening skin. Excellent for preventing stretch marks. Used on the skin it forms a protective barrier and helps
alleviate skin conditions like dermatitis and excema. It is a highly stable vegetable fat with antioxidant properties. These antioxidants keep
the fat from spoiling, giving your lotion a long shelf life. Although
cocoa butter can be included in lotions, use of the pure butter itself
can be more potent.
Coconut oil - Fractionated: The
oil is light and non-greasy and penetrates the skin very well making it
highly suitable for the delivery of essential oils. It can
also be used as an intensive moisturizer, especially on places like the
face, where the skin is known for being delicate. Fractionated coconut
oil also makes a good base for body scrubs and other body care products.
Evening Primrose Oil Both oral and topical forms of evening primrose oil have also been studied for helping with acne, eczema, psoriasis, and other skin conditions. When used as a topical application on the skin, evening primrose oil has moisturizing and softening effects.
Hazelnut oil Hazelnut oil penetrates the skin quickly, and nourishes the skin. It has a mildly astringent action and thus is a base oil of choice for oily skin or skin with acne. Studies in Chili have recently shown that Hazelnut Oil acts as a strong sun filter and therefore I always add a drop or two to your sunscreen.Uses: slightly astringent, toning, fast absorption. Useful as base for oily, combination skins, acne. Tones and tightens skin, helps maintain firmness and elasticity. Helps to strengthen capillaries so might be useful against thread veins, encourages cell regeneration and stimulates circulation.
Kelp from the Sea: USDA Certified organic ocean kelp contains the life blood of the planet. In masques it is purifying, hydrating and pH balancing. No chemical additives or fillers. Helps to unclog follicles (pores), remove dead skin cells and impurities. Holds many times its weight in water. Excellent for combination skin, blemishes, oily skin. Not for use if you have iodine or shellfish sensitivity.
French Green Clay French Green Clay (AKA Illite Clay or Sea Clay) contains a cornucopia of valuable elements, which include montmorillonite, several (up to 9) important mineral oxides. Green clay owes its coloration to 2 very important factors, which ultimately decide a good quality clay from a poor quality clay. They are, iron oxides, and decomposed plant matter…..Yes, that is correct, decomposed plant matter. The natural green tones found in this luxurious clay are from the very cycles of life this earth uses to regenerate itself
Fullers Earth Clay Fuller's Earth is a naturally occurring sedimentary clay composed mainly of alumina, silica, iron oxides, lime, magnesia, and water, in extremely variable proportions.
It has the incredible ability to remove oils and impurities from the skin and produces a lightening effect on the outer epidermal layer. Often Fullers Earth is recommended for acne problems, blemishes, and people prone to extremely oily skin.
Green Tea has been considered for years to be a natural remedy for such conditions as high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease. But did you know that extracts from green tea are also great for your skin? Green tea added to skin care products deeply but gently cleanse pores and contains high amounts of antioxidants which rid the skin of impurities and protect from environmental pollutants.
Herbal Facial Scrub A 100% natural way to beautify your skin without harsh cleansers or perfumes; these cleansing grains were specially formulated to tighten the skin, remove dead cells, and unclog pores. Contains: White Kaolin clay, organic Oat Bran, organic Almond meal, organic Corn meal, powdered Rose petals, and a blend of pure steam
distilled essential oils.
Rhassoul Moroccan Clay Another ancient spa favorite used for thousands of years on hair face hands body. Unclogs follicles and pores, removed dead cells, strengthens keratin, softens skin.
Rose Hip Seed Oil:Rich in Omega-6 essential fatty acids, Rose Hip Seed Oil continues to
serve as one of the personal care industry's most sought-after natural
oils. My Rose Hip Seed Oil is 100% Pure and Natural, extracted
from the seeds of Rose. Excellent for nourishing scarred and sun damaged skin.
Shea Butter In
Africa people have been using Shea butter for centuries to help keep
their skin soft, clear and healthy. In the last few decades its
moisturizing and healing properties have been discovered by cosmeticians
worldwide. Shea butter has a lot of uses but it is most valued for skin
care because of its protective and emollient properties.
Sweet Almond Oil It's been a favorite hair and skin conditioner for thousands of years. Perfect for any skin type. Its easily absorbed into the skin and will not clog pores. I like it as a pre-cleanse to liquify make-up.
Tamanu OilTamanu oil is a remarkable topical healing
agent with skin healing, antineuralgic, anti-inflammatory,
antimicrobial, antibiotic and antioxidant properties. To put this
spectacular oil into perspective, and to further justify its relatively
high cost, It takes 100 kilograms of Tamanu fruit, the amount that one
tree produces annually, to yield just 5 kilograms of cold pressed oil!
Natives believed the Tamanu tree was a sacred gift of nature and that
gods hid in its branches. It was their answer to skin protection from
hot sun, high humidity and ocean wind.
My lovely East Indian clients have been extolling the marvelous properties of Tumeric for making skin glow. It contains curcuminoids powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Mixed with yogurt you will see your skin glow. Wonderful for acne and rosacea.
Witch hazel toner Distilled witch hazel sold in drug stores and pharmacies (CVS, Rite-Aid, Walgreens) typically contains no tannin. It is an anti-oxidant and astringent, which makes it very useful in fighting acne. It is often used as a natural remedy for psoriasis, eczema,
aftershave applications, ingrown nails, to prevent sweating of the
face, cracked or blistered skin, for treating insect bites and poison
1 part Witch Hazel into 1 part DISTILLED water. Use a small clean re-purposed plastic bottle and apply with cotton to face after cleansing and before applying sunscreen and moisturizer.
Apple Cider Vinegar Toner (great for acne)
1 part ACV to 3 parts distilled water and follow the same directions above. Has gentle antibacterial properties.
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