Treat Yourself to a Body Polish Delight!

As we prep for the madness of holiday season, self-care has never been more important. In between shopping for gifts, decorating and party planning, it’s easy to forget about our own needs. There’s no better way to practice self-care than having a spa-like experience right in the comfort of your own home! Our Olive, Fig, and Shea Butter Body Cream has natural ingredients that will soothe, polish and keep skin nourished in one self-care swoop.   Shea Butter for Winter Skin: Shea Butter is a great source of vitamins A, E, and F. The natural ingredients in our rich Olive, Fig, and Shea Butter Body Cream keep skin pH-balanced without clogging pores. Jasmine, sage, and citrus essences combine for an earthy infusion that will treat your senses to the utmost aromatherapy without added fragrances or dyes. The natural aroma of the Shea butter coupled with olive oil and fig extracts … Continue reading

Fall for a Body Facial!

Fall is officially here – say goodbye to iced fruity teas and hello to warm, pumpkin spice lattes! Along with these autumnal treats and sweater weather, unfortunately, comes dry, flaky skin that would make even an apple crumble jealous. Combine this climate with arid office heaters on full blast and you’ve got the formula for irritated skin. To tackle the change of the season, gift your body with the same steps to make your face glow. This month, we show you how our Hand, Foot, Body Restoration provides a 3-in-1 solution to take you through the season! STEP 1: Shed that Dry Skin Exfoliation is a critical step to increasing hydration. Because dryer air makes skin a little more sensitive and fragile, forget scrubbing – which can damage or discolor skin.  Use sugar cane glycolic to dissolve that dull skin and reveal fresh moist skin beneath! Hand, Foot, Body Restoration contains 20% glycolic and … Continue reading

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

Hydrated Skin is In

Summer time means more time spent in the sun and chlorinated pools, which can dehydrate your skin. Staying hydrated will give you that dewy glow, even out your skin tone, and prevent wrinkles from forming. Don’t let the summer get to your skin! Read these 5 tips on how to keep your skin quenched during these hot summer months.     #1: Use a sunscreen that also hydrates. Sunscreen is obviously important to protect yourself from the harmful effects of the sun. Most sunscreens are dehydrating, however, drying your skin out. To avoid this, use a sunscreen that hydrates your skin while protecting from UV rays. Our SPF 30 Broad Spectrum Daily Defense Moisturizer is water resistant and a moisturizer all in one. This way your skin can be quenched of its thirst and protected while you float and sip on that piña colada!   #2: Drink a ton of water. Drinking … 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

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

Spring Forward with Fresh Eyes

The majority of the United States will be turning their clocks ahead one hour with Daylight Saving Time. The one hour less of sleep means your eyes will need extra attention! The skin around your eyes is the thinnest skin on your entire body, and it’s most susceptible to damage. Also, as you age, the tissue structures and muscles supporting your eyelids weaken. The skin may start to sag, and fat that is normally confined to the area around the eye can move into the area below your eyes. Also, the space below your eyes can accumulate fluid, making the under-eye area appear puffy or swollen. Several factors can lead to this, including: Fluid retention due to changes in weather (for example, temperature changes from forced heat indoors and frigid conditions outdoors), hormone levels, or eating salty foods Not getting enough sleep Allergies or dermatitis, especially if puffiness is accompanied … Continue reading

The Basics of Acne

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The normal skin is composed of two parts. The upper part is called the epidermis and is composed of skin cells. These cells continually divide, grow, and mature. As they reach the surface of the skin they flatten, die and are then shed. The deeper part of the skin is called the dermis and is composed mainly of collagen, which supports the epidermis. Within the collagen are the nerves, blood vessels and other structures that comprise the skin.The whole surface of the skin, except for the palms and soles, is covered in small skin pores. Each pore is the entrance of a small, flexible tube that runs through into the dermis and represents the canal through which the hairs grow to the surface. Each hair canal is associated with a sebaceous gland, which produces an oily substance, called sebum. The sebum is pumped into the hair canal and from there … 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