Let’s face it, change is hard. Most of us like to settle into habits and routines and the longer we stick with something, the harder it is try something new. I know people who have used the same skincare products for years. If you are one of those folks, you may find making some changes to your products can improve your results, making your skin look younger and giving you more confidence. NOSI Skincare will give you this result and now is the perfect time to make the switch from your current set of products, to NOSI.
There are lots of reasons to use NOSI Skincare. If you’ve been following this blog, you have been hearing how the NOSI skincare line is created using the finest ingredients found only in nature and made with clean, eco-friendly practices. All of our products are plant derived, vegan friendly, cruelty and paraben free. It all sounds great, but what does it really mean? Here is what it means and why it’s important to you.
Plant Derived Products--The Fountain of Youth
The reason why it’s so important to have your skincare products derived from plants is that they stimulate better cell turnover and absorb into the skin better. Younger skin cells rise to the surface of the skin making you look younger. Additionally, plant-based products naturally have strong anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects which help to protect against sun damage. Plus, the high hydration percentage in plants help prevent wrinkles.
The botanicals used by NOSI Skincare are powerful plant extracts and oils derived from flowers, herbs, nuts, seeds, roots, and berries. For instance, we use grapeseed oil in our Hand Revitalizer. It’s great for cleansing and moisturizing and grapeseed has been used in skin care regimens for generations to help with aging, dry, and age spots on the hands.
Two important plant-derived ingredients you’ll find in NOSI skincare is sunflower seed oil and sweet pea extract. The sunflower seed oil helps sooth and heal skin irritation plus it reduces inflammation. Sweet-pea extract protects the skin and keeps it supple and firm. Both of these ingredients are showcased in our Neck and Decollete Creme. It’s great for turkey neck, deep wrinkles on the neck crease, and crepey skin on the decollete.
Vegan-Friendly Products are Healthier. . .
That’s the reason why you should always insist on your products being vegan-friendly. Typically vegan-friendly products have fewer ingredients so less is being applied to your skin. In my recent blog, Skincare Trends for 2019, one of the trends is to simplify your product line and choosing vegan-friendly products in definitely on trend! Since skin care lines that include animal or synthetic products typically have more ingredients, they put you at a greater risk for skin irritation. Many animal by-products are found in skin care formulations and are damaging to the skin. Lanolin is commonly found in animal-based skincare products. It is found in the wool of sheep and has no benefits. Why use products that have no benefits? Keep your set of products simple and made only from plant-derived, vegan-friendly ingredients. Your skin will reward you for it.
Just Say “No” to Parabens. . .
Stay away from products that contain parabens. They are inexpensive and effective preservatives used in products to prevent the growth of bacteria. The problem with parabens is that they mimic estrogen in the body. This is bad because it could cause elevated estrogen levels in your body that could increase the risk of cancer, especially breast cancer. Parabens can be stored in the body resulting in a cumulative effect that can damage health over time. Parabens have been found present in malignant breast tumors and can be linked to breast cancer. Phillippa Darbee, Sr. Lecturer in oncology at the University of Ready, in England published a study in 2004 that detected parabens in 18 out of 20 samples of tissue from breast tumor biopsies. NOSI Skincare products are always paraben free, safe and effective.
Don’t be Cruel. . .
We never test any NOSI Skincare products on animals. It can be cruel and just plain wrong. According to the Humane Society, results from animal tests can be quite variable and difficult to interpret. Unreliable and ineffective animal tests mean consumer safety cannot be guaranteed.
If you've ever owned a pet or have a love for all living things, then you will join me in the fight against animal testing.
Making a change is often hard, but it is so important to be careful about the products we use on our skin. These products are absorbed into the body and if they are made from harmful ingredients, they place an unnecessary burden on the detoxification process and the entire immune system. Choose the best skin care products for you by researching ingredients. The best place to start is nosiskincare.com. Once you do, you will want to make the switch to NOSI Skincare. We are a proud member of the Better Business Bureau and I’m always available for a personal consultation on this or any skincare topic. Just log into nosiskincare.com and look for the chat button at the bottom right-hand corner of your screen. I look forward to chatting with you soon!
The start of a new year is always exciting. We all have opportunities to start fresh projects and refocus our priorities to create the best life we can. One of your priorities should be to take better care of yourself. The consistent combination of a great skin care regimen, combined with a proper diet and a healthy exercise plan are the holy trinity of self-care. Every year brings a new fad diet. Many search out the latest exercise craze and we’ve all seen more than a few bizarre skincare products that promise to take years off your complexion. At NOSI Skincare we look past the fads and gimmicks and offer the finest all-natural products that nourish your skin and help you to look your best. Here is our annual list of healthy skincare trends for 2019.
Go All Natural. . .
Living an all-natural lifestyle is getting easier. There is an entire industry devoted to living free from chemicals in the foods we eat and in the products we use on skin and hair. Whole, organic foods are found in most grocery stores. Backyard vegetable gardens are popular again. NOSI skincare believes in a whole-body wellness approach to beauty. We never allow chemicals of any kind in our products. We are plant derived, vegan friendly, paraben free and cruelty free. On top of that, my blogs almost always offer simple and effective facial masks and scrubs using ingredients found in most home kitchens. From oats and honey to spices and vegetable purees, it doesn’t get more natural and healthy. Living more naturally is a trend we all should support in 2019.
Ocean based products are popular all over the spa industry due to beneficial ingredients like seaweed. This is another example of turning to nature for effective treatments and away from chemical ingredients. This is a healthy skincare trend for 2019 that we’ve led for years. In fact, NOSI’s Seaweed Serum with DMAE is one of our best sellers. It targets wrinkles, dark spots and sun damage caused by aging or environmental factors. It’s perfect for normal and mature skin. In addition, the blend of organic botanicals is carried to the skin in an age reversing crème of Alpha Lipoic Acid and DMAE which restores elasticity of the skin to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and even skin tone. This is also an excellent base for makeup and since you only need to use a large, pea-sized amount every day, the product lasts for a long time.
Use Fewer but More Effective Products
Some skincare routines are so complex, filled with a myriad of products that clog your cabinets and drawers and most likely clog the pores on your skin as well! In 2019, our favorite word in skincare routines is “simplify”. Simply put, use fewer, more effective products to produce better results. Save time. Save money. We recommend a cleanser, a serum for targeted treatments, a moisturizer, and sunscreen. That’s it. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
Home Facial Tools
Tools for effective home facials are now more advanced and a game-changer for everyone without the time for a spa treatment. Two of the best tools are a derma roller and a jade roller. Our Derma Roller with 540 Micro Needles helps to reverse the aging process by improving the absorption of topical products into the skin and stimulating collagen production. For more information about micro-needling, check out our June 2018 blog on derma rollers. Another effective roller is made from jade. When used regularly, Jade rollers increase blood circulation and stimulate collagen production, decrease puffiness and under eye circles. It can even help with acne breakouts because the fluids below the skin move more freely and rid the body of waste and toxins. Make 2019 your year to discover these tools and their amazing affects!
Melanoma Mindfulness. . .
According to the National Cancer Institute, 91,270 new cases of melanoma were diagnosed in 2018. Melanoma now ranks as the fifth most commonly occurring cancer in the United States. It was also estimated that there were 9,320 melanoma deaths in 2018, the highest death rate of all skin cancers. As with all cancers, early detection is key so routine self-exams for every inch of your skin is one trend that should be part of your lifestyle for the rest of your life. Spa professionals can have a big role in early detection. They often have close contact with the client’s skin and many times have access to specific spots on the body that the client may not be able to see close up. Additionally, the client will often see a spa professional more often than their doctor which means a spa professional often sees early warning signs of melanoma first. Once early warning signs are detected, immediately see a doctor who can start a treatment protocol. If you are diagnosed with any form of melanoma, seek out a skincare professional with a skincare oncology certification to ensure they have advanced education and the proper training to treat skin suffering from it.
People always get excited about silly skincare fads and crazy diets. But that excitement soon turns to disappointment when these fads and diets don’t provide sustainable results. The thing to truly get excited about are these healthy skincare trends for 2019. Each takes an all-natural approach using effective ingredients that come from nature itself. This year simplify your regimen, try some spa tools you can use at home and on your schedule and always be on the lookout for melanoma. Follow these trends and you will look your best throughout this new year. NOSI Skincare is a proud member of the Better Business Bureau and I’m always available for a personal consultation on this or any skincare topic. Just log into nosiskincare.com and look for the chat button at the bottom right-hand corner of your screen. I look forward to chatting with you soon!
Donna Mansbart, a skincare and haircare professional, is the owner of NOSI Skincare.