When You Look Good You Feel Good.

Diet is an essential part of establishing a good skincare regime. We’re no strangers to the modern dilemma of balancing time and responsibility. Responsibilities continue long after leaving the office, causing many of us to wonder if it’s possible to ever find the perfect balance between the two. For many women and men diet is highly affected by the need to fit more time into their schedules. Though the desire to eat healthier may be there, the convenience of ordering out when facing a hefty “to-do” list can outweigh it. National Food Day is a nation wide movement requesting us to focus on making a change in our diets and take action to solve food related issues on a local, state and national level. It’s not always easy to find great recipes that are easy to make so we’ve gathered our favorite under 60 minute recipes to start with you! … 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

The D Word You Need to Know and Use

Let the sun shine in as spring weather spreads across the country. After a dreary winter, it’s likely you are heading outdoors as often as you can to soak up some Vitamin D. You can (and should) wear sunscreen and still get D. Vitamin D is made in the skin and functions like a hormone. As we age, skin loses its ability to produce sufficient levels of vitamin D and appears dull, dry, discolored and less firm. The skin needs D to make D, thus, a real dilemma. To give everyone – babies to seniors – the benefits of a topical dose of D, we created the VitaD Fortified™ Topical Elixir. Our unique topical dose of Vitamin D is combined with a gentle retinol and powerful peptide complex. The result is a lightweight formula that produces luminous, healthy-looking skin and combats photo-aging. As with all Skin Authority products, the clean formula … 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

DIY: How to Apply Superfoods for a Beautiful Glow.

In a previous blog, we gave DIY tips for adding quinoa & avocado into your hair care routine, this time it’s skins turn! Quinoa & Avocado are fantastic to add topically as they provide elasticity, softness and resiliency to skin. The skin benefits of quinoa are: Quick healing of damaged tissue. It delivers lysine, a key building block of elastin & collagen. Builds elasticity & connective tissue. It delivers high levels of riboflavin, providing elasticity, softness, and resiliency. Rejuvenates the skin from within. Provides collagen to reduce wrinkles and keep skin soft, smooth and supple. Reduces brown spots & pigmentation. Decreases clustering of melanin granules. Treats acne conditions. Decreases sebum production, helps keep follicles clear. The skin benefits of avocado are: Enhances collagen generation. It triggers the skin’s production of collagen, counteracting age-related wrinkles, fine lines, and other aging signs. Hydrates skin. Through its remarkable capability of retaining water in the skin, it encourages supple and soft tissue. … Continue reading

DIY: How to Apply Superfoods for Great Hair & A Healthy Scalp

Superfoods are known for their nutritional value in food, but what do they do for your hair and scalp? In this blog post, I’m going to feature two superfoods: quinoa and avocado and the benefits of using these two ingredients together to rejuvenate your hair and scalp. What’s a tiny seed that packs a punch for beauty and grooming? It’s likely you’ve had this superfood in salads, but you may not have thought about trying on your hair and scalp. We’re talking about quinoa, which is delicious food grain known around the world. Quinoa has gone prime time for its amazing health, skin, and hair benefits. Here’s why: quinoa includes protein, vitamin A, calcium, manganese, zinc, fiber, magnesium, iron, phosphorous, and essential amino acids. What does that mean for your hair? Quinoa promotes growth, treats dandruff and seals split ends. Also, containing 15 percent protein, which is the highest among grains, quinoa … Continue reading

Turmeric: An ancient superfood in modern skin care

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With the attention being paid to turmeric, it may seem the spice recently became a trusted ingredient for health, well-being and beauty. In reality, turmeric has a long, rich history. Used in India and the Middle East for thousands of years, turmeric is now one of the most highly-prized spices in the world. The Skin Authority journey with turmeric started a few years ago when the brand’s Medical Director Dr. Munish Batra shared the medicinal benefits of the spice with our team. As is common in the Indian Culture, shortly before Dr. Batra was married, his beautiful bride was painted in a paste of turmeric from head to toe. This ritual was done as a way to make her skin flawless. We saw the results on the wedding day and, with our interest spurred, our team started testing turmeric to see how it could benefit the skin. We discovered turmeric … Continue reading

The Benefits of topical probiotics to skin

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Based on recent positive studies, dermatologists are recommending topical probiotics as a component of an effective skin care strategy to combat four skin conditions:  acne, rosacea, eczema and aging skin. According to an American Academy of Dermatology (published 01-30-14), “skin prone to acne or rosacea has shown improvement with daily probiotic use, giving dermatologists reason to consider supplementing traditional acne therapy with a dose of this beneficial bacteria.” According to the article, there are different ways that topical probiotics can benefit the skin: Protective Shield In patients with acne and rosacea, living microorganisms on the skin are recognized as foreign by the body’s immune system. The immune system springs into action to counter this potential threat resulting in the inflammation, redness, or bumps common in these skin conditions. Probiotics applied topically sit on the skin’s surface and prevent the skin cells from seeing the bad bacteria and parasites that can cause this immune system response. This is … Continue reading