Don’t Forget These Travel Essentials!

Newsflash: Summer’s not over yet! You still have plenty of time to book that trip you’ve been planning on getting to all year. And once you do, you’ll need to have some particular travel essentials tucked away in your luggage. Sure, there are the basic needs like a toothbrush, shampoo, and some good deodorant. But the following products should get you to where you’re going feeling refreshed and ready for fun in the sun!   SUNSCREEN This is a must-have in your bag even if you’re not going to a place where the sun is blaring. You’d be surprised where UV rays can pop up, so it’s always important to protect your skin against them. We suggest having our Age-Defying Moisturizer (coupled with our Super C Serum) in your arsenal for maximum protection. Our Age-Defying Moisturizer is a lightweight sunscreen to guard you against the sun while the Super C … Continue reading

Steps For Redness Relief

When the weather turns warm, everyone heads outdoors to catch some rays. With less clothing, and skin-baring bathing suits, flaky, dry skin can be hard to hide. Even though summer has more humidity in the air than the dry winds of winter, redness and inflammation can still be a common concern. Read on for the latest tips to stay moisturized and keep you glowing all summer long 1. Get Rid of The Red Looking for ways to tone down that unwanted red skin? There are plenty of remedies that you can do at home to rid yourself of the redness! For one, cucumbers are known to cool and soothe the skin. You can grab one from your fridge, cut one into slices and place them on any red spots for relief. You’ll be cool as a cucumber in no time. 2. Reducing Inflammation : Redness Relief When skin is too … Continue reading

5 Ways to Protect Your Skin from the Sun

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and Skin Authority is making a point to inform everyone on how to protect your skin from the sun. Skin is the body’s largest organ, we have to take care of it! It protects you, keeps you warm, and gives you that dewy glow. These five simple daily habits can protect your skin from sun damage, keeping your skin healthy and youthful.    #1: Stay out of the tanning bed, and stop baking in the sun to get a bronze. We know it’s tempting to bronze for bikini season, but tanning booths cause cumulative damage from UV radiation causing skin to age faster. Wrinkles, age spots, and skin cancer are all results after the bronze goes away. If you use a tanning bed, you increase your chance of melanoma by 75%. That’s a lot of damage. Stick to a self-tanner, get a more even … Continue reading

Beauty Smoothies

4 Smoothies To Pair With Your Topical Beauty Infusion™ Superfood Oils. Healthy skin starts on the inside. Just like your body needs to be filled with nutrients, your skin also needs to be fed with healthy vitamins and minerals. Smoothies are an excellent way to pack nutrients into one meal and the perfect way to start off your day. Combine nourishing your body on the inside and nourishing your skin on the outside with these four topical Beauty Infusion™ Superfoods. Your skin will radiate from the inside out! Smoothie #1: Turmeric & Blueberry for Hydrating This smoothie is filled with ingredients that will benefit your skin. Antioxidants in blueberries combined with the curcumin found in turmeric create a power duo to help even out skin tone and reduce inflammation. The apple cider vinegar will balance your pH levels of the mantle layer of your skin, leaving your complexion glowing, while the ginger … Continue reading

Skin Care Trends of 2018

New year, new skin anyone? Each year kicks off with a steady flow of trends but 2017 saw some trends which have become steady health movements like anti-pollution and probiotic skin care which will carry into 2018. Here are the top skin care trends based on the hottest level of sales and demand: 1. Mask Madness continues with sales doubling and solutions becoming more targeted to specific conditions and areas of the body. Self-dissolving active ingredients for exfoliating, moisturizing, and combating the early signs of aging will be key features. Sheet masks will allow for more absorption of sophisticated serums. Don’t know where to begin? Start with Calming Mask by Skin Authority as an easy introduction into Mask Madness! 2. Body is the new face! We spend so much time focusing on our face that we end up neglecting 90% of our skin. Arms, legs, and chests are prone to … Continue reading

The Simple Skin -Care Routine that Helped Eliminate the Appearance of My Cystic Acne

While I’d like to think I’ve always lived a balance lifestyle, I’ve had my fair share of struggles with cystic acne. I had never had particularly problematic skin all throughout my teenage years, but the minute I entered my early 20s, I found myself dealing with sudden breakouts, cysts, and redness. In high-school, I never wore makeup and always got compliments on how I was glowing. But what seemed like from one day to the next, my face was engulfed in inflamed bumps that would put a toad to shame. In fact, I felt so incredibly ugly without makeup and had an incessant need to cover up with foundation and concealer to mask the problem- continuously clogging my pores without a real solution. I became un-motivated that my skin had changed for the worse, accepting that maturing skin meant living at the mercy of my hormones. For three years, I … Continue reading

Beauty Infusion Collection

  I am all about a multi-tasking product. Between work, working out, and having a social life, I am constantly on-the-go and space in my bag is a hot commodity.  While I like to cut down on the number of products I’m using daily, I’m also not about to sacrifice any of the results I want to see. With that being said, let me introduce you to my best friends: the Beauty Infusion Collection. There are four different Beauty Infusions that give you the ultimate customization based on what your skin needs that day – during the summer, I may use a little more Clarifying and during the winter, I may use a little more Hydrating, but all 4 of these gems are mainstays in my cosmetic bag. Here’s why:   Skin – Let’s start with the obvious: the Beauty Infusions have major skin benefits! Whether you are focused on … Continue reading

5 Foods that will be your Healthy Skin Friend

Some of our secret weapons for great skin aren’t just in our bathrooms – they can be found in our kitchens!  These five foods are not only delicious, they also help give you that healthy skin glow. So snack away to the skin of your dreams! SALMON— Wild salmon is a great source for Omega 3’s, minerals and Vitamin D – all crucial nutrients needed to stimulate the production of soft and strong skin. WALNUTS— Chock-full of Vitamin E these tasty nuts not only stave off hunger longer, they are great for keeping your skin as smooth as a baby’s bottom! Walnuts add flavor, depth and crunch to almost any dish. Whether you’re in the mood for a savory pasta, salad or dessert these little buddies are sure to be a longtime favorite. BLUEBERRIES— Ranked as the #1 antioxidant, this superfruit should be apart of your diet regardless of your skin … Continue reading

March’s #FaceofSkinAuthority – Estelle Heron

March’s #FaceofSkinAuthority is Estelle Heron (Instagram @estelleheron). This beautiful blonde calls Seattle home while traveling the world as a model and makeup artist. She is also a multi-tasking mom to an almost-5-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son. Estelle has been using Skin Authority for more than six years and was introduced to our brand by partner Gene Juarez Salons & Spas in Seattle. When asked why she loves and recommends Skin Authority, Estelle replies, “I see how well the products work! There is something from Skin Authority for every situation and skin condition.” Estelle often uses Skin Authority on-set prior to doing her own make-up or client’s prep for shoots. She frequently turns to the GO! Kits for prep, as well as Tri-Power Peptide Hydrator, Reviving Eye Brightener and Dramatic Eye Lift. Estelle also loves Skin Authority Acne & Oil Control, “I apply the Acne & Oil on client’s T Zone … Continue reading

Superfoods That Will Have A Transformative Effect On Your Skin

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Reprinted from MindBodyGreen.com blog post, December 12, 2016 With more than two decades in beauty, I’m a long-time supporter of topical application of natural ingredients. A key reason for applying topically, is less than one percent of what we ingest ever makes its way to the skin. You can eat all of the superfoods you want (I suggest you do) to fight free radicals and boost your immune system. However, the only way to attack surface-level conditions like acne and psoriasis is by applying the ingredient directly to the skin, scalp and hair. So, short of rubbing an avocado on your face, how are superfoods best added to a regimen? Working with infusions is a bit like being a chemist. On a daily basis, you can dial up or dial down the ingredients you need. Due to travel, climate changes, hormones, stress, your skin has different needs each day. Infusions offer the ability … Continue reading